Release: Mar 16, 2011 - Author: Blade41 - Translator: Gladion - 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 has 1 additional scene of 2:26 minutes.
Dana Walsh is still sitting inside the CTU's interrogation room. Arlo Glass enter the room to tell her about President Hassan's death and that because of that, their agreement of immunity has become nullified:
Arlo says Hassan has died and that Hastings has sent him to pick her up - in a few hours she will be handed over to the FBI. He wants to continue his sentence but Dana interrupts him, telling him to stop and to explain what happened. He says that Hassan's murder was shown on the internet via webcast, so her agreement of immunity has become nullified.
She wants to know how in the hell they had screwed this up, after all she told them how to get in there - Arlo answers that was obviously not soon enough.
Dana wants to talk to Jack Bauer, but Arlo tells her he was not here and that she shouldn't think she could negotiate her way out of this before being interrupted again. Dana emphasizes she doesn't want to negotiate with Arlo, she wants to talk to Bauer. Arlo repeats he wasn't there and probably wouldn't want to talk to her anyway, because noone would want to have anything to do with her, not even Hastings.
After a short moment of silence, she asks what Arlo wanted - after all, he was there. He says he only wants her sign, confirming that she accepts the agreement of immunity is void - she won't sign anything, she says, though. Arlo says that she is being put in front of the commiting magistrate as soon as the FBI appeared.
Now she asks if she really disturbed him and Arlo asks her what kind of person she was. She betrayed every single one there and he wanted to understand why - because of money or maybe revenge? Dana says that she did what she had to do and that Arlo could think about that whatever he wanted. He says he doesn't know what to think any more - Dana responds there were a lot of things he didn't know.
In the meantime, Arlo goes towards the door. He says that Hassan's throat was cut, he was almost decapitated. He hopes Dana will get a life sentence.
She keeps quiet. At that, Arlo leaves the room and Dana is sitting alone again. She finally smacks the table with her fists and puts her hands on her forehead.