Release: Mar 11, 2011 - Author: Blade41 - Translator: DaxRider123 - external link: IMDB - more from this series
After 24 - Twenty Four was first aired in 2001 in the USA the series about Kiefer Sutherland as Agent Jack Bauer soon became a huge hit. The real-time concept alone where 1 season was taking place during only one day alone was enough to make the series interesting. Even though some of the coincidential events are a little too unrealistic it's easy to overlook them - after all, they couldn't just show Jack Bauer sitting on his desk for 2 hours just to be realistic - nobody would want to watch something like this!
In spring 2010, 24 - Twenty Four ended after 8 seasons and one TV movie. At least for now - they are planning to release a cinema film that evolves the story a little further. We will see whether or not the transition from TV to the Theatres will work out fine for Jack Bauer.
The Extended Versions
In November 2010 the 8th season was released on DVD and Blu-ray. As a little bonus feature the producers included extended versions for 7 episodes.
The extended versions each consist of a scene which is added to the last scene of the respective episode's TV version. The additions evolve the plot slightly further and also give a little more insight into the characters.
If you really need these extended versions or not is up to you to decide. Each episode works just fine without them anyways.
This is a comparison between the TV Version and the Extended DVD Version which both are included in the German DVD box-set released by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.
The extended version offers 1 additional scene which lasts for 2:09 minutes.
At the end of the episode there's an additional conversation between president Hassan and his consultant Tarin Faroush.
Tarin receives an SMS by Hassan's daugther who takes care of both her father and Tarin.
Hassan asks who sent the SMS and Tarin lies by saying that it was the UN's security force - they're already waiting for them.
Tarin pauses for a second.
Tarin asks if Hassan really immediately wants to go back to the UN instead of taking a rest. Hassan replies that if they were to postpone the peace talks Farhad will get his way. Hassan explains that Farhad constantly worked against him and that he should have been able to recognize him as a traitor. endorses him by saying that no one saw that coming. Hassan then says that Farhad is probably able to do even worse things and that the peace talks will be over if Farhad is able to get his hands on the uranium fuel rods. Tarin explains that they do their best to stop Farhad. When Hassan asks if their security forces made any progress Tarin replies that they do whatever they're told to do.
Hassan is bothered about Tarin's intonation.
Hassan asks Tarin if anything displeases him and the latter replies that Hassan arrests officials even though there's no evidence of any crime. Additionally they're closing the borders and raid several houses. The military patrols on the streets and the citizens are scared. Hassan then asks if he believes that they're making mistakes. Tarin replies that they're just worsening the situation - the media already talks about a reign of violence. Hassan then says that they will forbid the media to speak about such things.
Hassan pauses for a second.
Then Hassan says that his own brother tried to kill him. Government officials from his own faction helped his brother. Hassan explains that they have to re-seize the power, otherwise their enemies will win on power and everything they were fighting for will count for nothing. Something needs to be done. Hassan explains that he has no choice and that Farhad forces him into doing this: he was almost able to destroy years of hard work on oonly one day. Hassan says that he's a traitor and as soon as they find him he's going to be punished.