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American Dad

6.03 Best Little Horror House in Langley Falls

Comparison:

  • TV Version
  • DVD Version
Release: May 09, 2012 - Author: Muck47 - Translator: Mr Miau - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Comparison between the TV Version and the extended DVD Version.


- 12 altered scenes consisting of
* 5 censorings with alternative footage used
* 1 violence cut
* 1 audio censoring
* 5 scenes in which the TV Version is longer



Background


From the series Family Guy, fans are already used to extensions and uncensored sequences on the DVD box sets since the release of the 4th season. With Seth MacFarlane's other baby - American Dad - they do a similar thing. However, not too many episodes per DVD box are different in comparison to their TV version; probably also because the series isn't as rude as the one starring the Griffins. As a result, there's not too much that needs to be censored.

Similar to Family Guy, the release policy for American Dad is equally confusing. Instead of an entire box set for one season, the releases are divided in volumes (unlike Family Guy the volumes are identical in each country). The first season for example consists of 23 episodes, while the "volume 1" set only includes the first 13 episodes; thus, the following volumes often include episodes of 2 different seasons.


Vol. 1 and 2 didn't include episodes that were different to TV versions except for one: the episode Tears of a Clooney (1x23) on Vol. 2 has a censored and an uncensored soundtrack. Since this censorship only involves beeping out curse words, we decided not to release a report for this episode.

Additionally, we took a closer look at Vol. 2's episode Finances with Wolves, since the official rating entry listed that the episode was about 2 minutes longer than an average episode. However, it is highly possible, that the entry is simply faulty, since the episode actually has an average runtime and does not at all differ from the TV version - neither on the German, nor on the US DVD.



Volume 7


The seventh box contains all 19 episodes of the 6th season. The different numbering is still annoying, but at least a whole season is included in its entirety as in the previous volume.
This release is the first once to contain only the extended versions and not the original TV broadcasts as a bonus. This may be because the 15 of the 19 episodes are featured in an extended version and this probably would have exceeded the discs' limit.

Episodes which only contained beeps that were removed are - as usual - not included in our comparisons. The list of those can be found below.

Episodes with new audio track without beeps

6x06: There Will Be Bad Blood
=> 2nd minute: 2x "fuck" ; 9th minute: "motherfuckers" / "goddamn" / "shit" / "asshole" ; 10th minute: "shitbags" ; 12th minute: "dick"

6x09: Fart-Break Hotel
=> 11th minute: "fucking"

6x12: You Debt Your Life
=> 14th minute: "fucking" ; 17th minute: "fucking fuckers" / "goddamn" / "asshole" / "twat" ; 18th minute: "fuck"

6x15: Licence to Till
=> 14th minute: "fucking"

6x19: Gorillas in the Mist
=> 17th minute: "fucked"


The episodes with alterations are not listed here because they are so many, the what is following instead is the list...

Episodes with no alterations at all

6x08: For Whom the Sleigh Bell Tolls

6x10: Stanny Boy and Frantastic

6x17: Home Wrecker

6x18: Flirting with Disaster

About this episode


Best Little Horror House in Langley Falls (6x03) is pretty remarkable concerning its alterations. There is no running time difference and up to one minute before the end there is only one beep added. However, the sword fight finale was cut heavily and the whole massacre was effectively softened. Violence cuts - especially to this extent - are definitely something special for this series.
Audio Censoring
02:02

The small devil gets beeped when he says "I'll fucking kill you!"

picture for orientation




20:20

The leg of a serial killer gets shortened by Toshi's sword in an additional animation.

0,5 sec




Alternative Footage
20:21

The next animation is longer on DVD: Blood is splattering around after the sword left the picture.

Instead, the TV Version shows at least 10 frames of the same animation without the blood and 6 more frames of the following shot of the killer.

no difference in time

TV VersionDVD Version




TV Version longer
20:24

Toshi waits a few frames (middle of the animation) before he attacks.

+ 0,3 sec




TV Version longer
20:27

The next animation is insignificantly longer on TV.

+ 0,2 sec




TV Version longer
20:28

Ditto.

+ 0,3 sec




Alternative Footage
20:31-20:33

When the severed body of the guy falls in front of the other killer, the shot is zoomed out on DVD and therefore shows more of the other mutilated killers. This also shows some intestines on the left side of the picture.

The DVD Version is also a tiny bit longer here.

DVD Version 0,3 sec longer

TV VersionDVD Version




TV Version longer
20:34

The Smiths' animation starts a little bit earlier here, this can only be discerned when looking at it framy-by-frame.

+ 0,2 sec




Alternative Footage
20:38-20:41

When the killer goes down, the TV Version is closer at it again and therfore shows less corpses. Also, the middle part of the shot is longer on DVD, the guy with the severed feet moves his leg stumps before Toshi jumps on top of him.

DVD Version 0,8 sec longer

TV VersionDVD Version




Alternative Footage
20:43

The DVD Version shows the head being severed in the same shot.
The TV Version is longer but only shows the guy looking fiercely and the following animation a bit longer.

TV Version 0,4 sec longer

TV VersionDVD Version




Alternative Footage
20:45-20:49

The overview animation can be seen from a slightly different perspective.

no difference in time

TV VersionDVD Version




TV Version longer
21:14

Just to be precise: Just before the ending credits, the "Happy Halloween!" writing is shown just enough shorter in order to make both versions have exactly the same running time!

+ 0,4 sec