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ALF

3.25 Shake, Rattle and Roll

Comparison:

  • US Version
  • German Version
Release: May 25, 2015 - Author: Eiskaltes Grab - Translator: Tony Montana - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Compared are the cut episodes on the US DVD by Lions Gate / FOX and the uncut episodes on the German DVD by Warner Home Video.

The differences:

5 cuts = 1 minute and 23 seconds.
1 alternate scene = 23 seconds.

There is no need to make many words about the hilarious TV show "ALF". You doesn't know it has at least heard of it even though it has been quite some time since something new from the ALF universe was released. Anyway, the show consists of 4 seasons and aired in the late 80s and early 90s. Furthermore, there are two animated series ("ALF: The Animated Series" & ALF Tales) and a motion picture from the mid 90s.


As to the US Versions, a few minutes of each episode were cut for syndication in order to show more commercials. Unfortunately, these syndication versions were also released on DVD. Understandably, the fans were disappointed that the DVDs do not contain the uncut episodes. Whether or not the uncut episodes will be released one day (perhaps on Blu-ray?) is the million dollar question.
3 Min
Katherine: (Do you remember when Godzilla destroyed Tokyo?)
Willie: (Well, that's a rather extreme example, Kate!)
Alf: Raymond Burr analogies are rarely pretty!
5 sec



4 Min
Trevor: (Is this structural?)
Willie: Yes, I believe so!
Trevor: Well, if you don't mind, I'd like to stand here!
6 sec



5 Min
Raquel makes a comment about Trevor's behavior after the earthquake: He always acts like this after an earthquake! Or whenever Whoopi Goldberg is on Star Trek!
Willie turns back to Trevor and says: You know, Trevor... uh, statistically, you have more chance of being injured in your own bathtub than you have in an earthquake!
Trevor: Oh, yeah? When's the last time your bathtub opened up and swallowed you screaming into the fiery bowels of the earth?
Willie: He's got me there!
26 sec



5 Min
After Raquel and Trevor ran out of the house, ALF shows up at the kitchen winow and says: We live on a planet with fiery bowels?
Katherine: Trevor was just overreacting! You know, I'd hate to see him in a big earthquake!
Alf: But we just had a big earthquake, didn't we?
Katherine: They can be bigger!
Alf: How much bigger?
Katherine: A little bigger!
Alf: Can they be a lot bigger?
Katherine: Well, yes, sometimes! Not often, though! Just relax, Alf!
Alf: Right! Relax!
38 sec



15 Min
Alf: Well, perhaps I'm more introspective than you! But when I think of all the moments on Melmac that are lost forever, because I didn't take the time to savor them! Like the time Benny Futterman and I... See? I forgot! Oh, if only I had savored!

When ALF then says Lynn, take a tip: Be... Here... Now!, the angle is different in either of the versions.
US Version: 8 sec
German Version: 31 sec

US VersionGerman Version



22 Min
Alf: (I had a great idea! Wanna hear about it?)
Willie: (Not expecially!)
Alf: But it's hot, it's now, it's quintessential late-'80s!
Willie: We should speak no more about this!
8 sec

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