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Just Before Dawn

Comparison:

  • US DVD
  • Uncut Theatrical Version
Release: Jan 23, 2018 - Author: Tony Montana - Translator: Tony Montana - external link: IMDB
Compared are the cut US DVD (Shriek Show / R) and the uncut Theatrical Version (UK Blu-ray by 88 Films/ BBFC 18).


- 2 relevant differences
- Length difference: 24.5 sec

There are serval jump cuts with a length of less than 1 sec that will not be listed in the following comparison.


Just Before Dawn is a rather solid slasher that has been available on DVD for quite some time now. In 2013, Code Red released a Blu-ray in the US and in July 2017, 88 Films did the same in the UK.

The alterations of the here compared US DVD by Shriek Show are a joke. And at least from today's point of view, this goes for the entire release. Compared to the uncut Theatrical Version, the US DVD lacks approx. half a minute but here is the kicker: Only 2 scenes with a total length difference of 2.8 sec only (!) are actually cut. The remaining difference results from an additional black screen at the beginning, a longer black screen subsequent to the end credits and numerous jump cuts.


Time index refers to
US DVD (in NTSC) / Theatrical Version (Blu-ray)
00:00 / 00:00

Black screen only in the Theatrical Version.

6.1 sec



05:06 / 05:12

In the Theatrical Version, Pedro twitches after getting stabbed with a machete. In addition to that, he touches the blade with his right hand for a brief moment.

1.8 sec
US-DVDUncut




05:08 / 05:16

And again, Pedro twitches a little longer.

1 sec




36:21 / 36:32

Jump cut on the US DVD. As a result, the end of a shot and the beginning of the subsequent one are missing.

3.6 sec


52:03 / 52:18

Jump cut on the US DVD. As a result, the end of a shot and the beginning of the subsequent one are missing.

3.5 sec


01:11:54 / 01:12:12

Jump cut on the US DVD. As a result, the end of a shot and the beginning of the subsequent one are missing.

4.2 sec

01:28:27 / 01:28:49

Longer black screen after the end credits.

4.3 sec




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