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Fantasy Island

Comparison:

  • Theatrical Version
  • Unrated Cut
Release: Aug 30, 2020 - Author: Mike Lowrey - Translator: Mike Lowrey - external link: IMDB

Many people know this: you spend your holiday in a hotel and during dinner there is a rich buffet in the dining room. Especially the nicely designed cakes often catch the eye. They are not very substantial, but you ignore the voice in the back of your head and take a slice. But during the first bite, you notice shortly after that you are confronted with heartless finished products without refinement or noteworthy taste. Whether you continue to eat it or leave it standing is then a 50/50 decision.

This scenario symbolizes the quality of Fantasy Island, the horror film adaptation of the TV series of the same name from the 80's. The Blumhouse production is polished to a glossy finish, but so soulless and boring that one wonders if anyone has used fantasy in the project at all. It's an open question whether the film that cost only $7 million would have hauled in much more than the worldwide (!) $47 million, but of course the Corona pandemic and its impact on the film industry is the ultimate alibi for everyone involved. In any event, the film was trimmed for the mainstream. Blood, sexual innuendo and nudity, a bit of vulgar language - almost everything that can be censored for the PG-13 rating in the USA was censored. Director Jeff Wadlow, who also directed Truth or Dare for Blumhouse which was censored to a similar extent (see our comparison), revealed that he had originally planned an R rating for Fantasy Island.

Wadlow is now getting his way afterwards, since in addition to the theatrical version, the uncensored version has also been put on Blu-ray and DVD. Fantasy Island doesn't become a more spectacular movie or a better tasting cake because of this.

The theatrical version (PG-13) was compared to the unrated version (both included on the US Blu-ray by Universal Pictures).

46 differences, consisting of
40 scenes with alternative footage
4 censorship cuts
2 alternative dialogs

The unrated version runs 17.56 seconds longer than the theatrical version.

Alternate material
0:02:22: Sloane is grabbed even harder at the throat in the Unrated and lifted up. In the theatrical version this is more harmless.
The Unrated runs 1,2 Sec. longer

Theatrical VersionUnrated



Alternate material
0:12:33: As the curtain opens, the Unrated offers a clearer view of the bong equipment. The theatrical version shows a more detached view.
The Unrated runs 1,48 Sec. longer

Theatrical VersionUnrated



Censored Dialog
0:12:41: Both versions use a different F-word

Theatrical Version: "Fantasy freaking Island!"
Unrated: "Fantasy fucking Island!"
No time difference



Alternate material
0:12:49: Brax and one of the men devote themselves to their smoking utensils a little more clearly in the Unrated.
0,6 Sec.

Theatrical VersionUnrated



Alternate material
0:13:25: The rear view of the demolished guy is a little more explicit in the UR and also some smoke from the bong comes out of Brax's mouth.
The Unrated runs 0,56 Sec. longer

Theatrical VersionUnrated



Alternate material
0:13:34: Brax then comments his apparent hallucination differently in both versions.

Theatrical Version: "Okay. I'm switching to CBD."
Unrated: "That's some good weed."
The Theatrical Version runs 0,72 Sec. longer

Theatrical VersionUnrated



Alternate material
0:27:28: A lady in the background is bare-breasted in the Unrated, in the theatrical version she is wearing a digital bra.
No time difference

Theatrical VersionUnrated



Alternate material
0:27:56: Once again you can see her digital chastity in the theatrical version versus the permissiveness in the Unrated.
No time difference

Theatrical VersionUnrated



0:28:03: The first real cut in the theatrical version. J.D. says he had a fling with Chastity. Or as he puts it: "We boned. Twice."
2,24 Sec.



Alternate material
0:28:11: Breast censorship.
No time difference

Theatrical VersionUnrated



Alternate material
0:28:14: Breast censorship.
No time difference

Theatrical VersionUnrated



Alternate material
0:29:08: Breast censorship.
No time difference

Theatrical VersionUnrated



Alternate material
0:29:28: Breast censorship.
No time difference

Theatrical VersionUnrated



Alternate material
0:30:47: Breast censorship.
No time difference

Theatrical VersionUnrated



Censored dialog
0:31:55: Brax explains in the UR that he understood J.D.'s joke. And since it is a sexual innuendo, it is missing from the theatrical version.

Theatrical Version: "Oh..."
Unrated: "Oh, you're talking about his dick."
The Theatrical Version runs 0,08 Sec. longer



Alternate material
0:34:02: In the Unrated, you can see in the background how the soldier suffers a bloody head shot, in the theatrical version this is more harmless.
The Unrated runs 0,24 Sec. longer

Theatrical VersionUnrated



Alternate material
0:34:07: One of the attackers is shot bloodily in the Unrated, not in the theatrical version.
The Theatrical Version runs 0,04 Sec. longer

Theatrical VersionUnrated



Alternate material
0:34:17: In the Unrated, Patrick is hit more explicitly by the shot in the shoulder.
The Unrated runs 1,32 Sec. longer

Theatrical VersionUnrated



Alternate material
0:35:47: In the Unrated, the torturer cuts into Sloane's arm with his knife, in the theatrical version he just lays the blade on.
The Theatrical Version runs 0,04 Sec. longer

Theatrical VersionUnrated



Alternate material
0:37:44: The head shot for Alejandro is more bloody in the Unrated and there is also more blood spatter on the window.
The Unrated runs 0,08 Sec. longer

Theatrical VersionUnrated



Alternate material
0:40:46: The torturer is impaled bloodily by the machete in the UR, in the theatrical version one can only guess. In the side shot shortly afterwards, the blade of the machete protrudes from the chest, but only in the UR is it bloody.
The Unrated runs 0,04 Sec. longer

Theatrical VersionUnrated



Alternate material
0:40:51: Damon is holding the machete. The blade is bloody only in the UR.
No time difference

Theatrical VersionUnrated



Alternate material
0:52:46: In the UR, the knife cuts bloodily into the arm, but not in the theatrical version.
No time difference

Theatrical VersionUnrated



Alternate material
1:07:38: In the UR, the mercenary is hit bloodier by the shot.
No time difference

Theatrical VersionUnrated



Alternate material
1:08:35: When Damon is injured by the machete on his arm, only the UR shows blood.
No time difference

Theatrical VersionUnrated



Alternate material
1:08:58: In the UR, Damon is stabbed in the chest more bloodily and a little longer. As he falls back, CGI blood also flies through the air. The theatrical version is more colourless here.
The Unrated runs 0,6 Sec. longer

Theatrical VersionUnrated



Alternate material
1:09:20: When Melanie and Sloane look over the cliff, only in the UR do Damon and the torturer lie on the ground in a red puddle of blood.
No time difference

Theatrical VersionUnrated



Alternate material
1:11:57: The theatrical version shows J.D. longer, the UR on the other hand shows the mercenary and how he is bloodily hit by a shot. When he falls down, the theatrical version also starts again.
The Theatrical Version runs 1,28 Sec. longer

Theatrical VersionUnrated



Alternate material
1:13:06: Patrick shoots the mercenary in the Unrated more bloodily than in the theatrical version. While you can see two bullet holes in the UR, the theatrical version shows hardly anything here.
The Unrated runs 0,12 Sec. longer

Theatrical VersionUnrated



Alternate material
1:13:08: Patrick shoots Devil Face bloody in the Unrated, but not in the theatrical version.
The Theatrical Version runs 0,56 Sec. longer

Theatrical VersionUnrated



Alternate material
1:13:13: Hard to recognize: when Devil Face falls backwards, his gunshot wound is bloody in the UR, more neutral in the theatrical version.
No time difference

Theatrical VersionUnrated



Alternate material
1:13:55: After J.D. was hit by the gunshot, more blood runs from the wound in the UR.
The Unrated runs 0,6 Sec. longer

Theatrical VersionUnrated



Alternate material
1:13:59: A little more blood in the UR.
No time difference

Theatrical VersionUnrated



Alternate material
1:14:04: J.D. falls to the ground and is bloodied in the UR, in the theatrical version his wound is more subtle. The mercenary takes (bloodless) hits.
The Unrated runs 1,04 Sec. longer

Theatrical VersionUnrated



Alternate material
1:14:08: The bloody head shot is reserved for the UR. In the theatrical version, the soldier falls rather to the ground earlier.
The Unrated runs 0,52 Sec. longer

Theatrical VersionUnrated



Alternate material
1:14:11: J.D.'s shirt's bloodier in the UR.
No time difference

Theatrical VersionUnrated



Alternate material
1:14:17: Sullivan shoots at the mercenary, then the camera pans to the dead J.D. with more blood on the shirt than in the theatrical version.
The Unrated runs 1,36 Sec. longer

Theatrical VersionUnrated



Alternate material
1:14:25: The head shot of the next soldier is also very explicit in the UR, but not in the theatrical version. When Sullivan fires at the perpetrator, the UR is also closer.
The Theatrical Version runs 0,8 Sec. longer

Theatrical VersionUnrated



Alternate material
1:14:29: Patrick shoots a mercenary bloodier in the UR.
No time difference

Theatrical VersionUnrated



Alternate material
1:14:35: Two soldiers are shot much more bloodily in the UR.
The Unrated runs 0,08 Sec. longer

Theatrical VersionUnrated



Alternate material
1:14:42: Sullivan suffers a bloody leg wound. There's no wound in the theatrical version.
The Unrated runs 0,68 Sec. longer

Theatrical VersionUnrated



Alternate material
1:14:53: Sullivan is shot more explicitly.
The Unrated runs 2,72 Sec. longer

Theatrical VersionUnrated



Alternate material
1:30:45: In the UR, Patrick pushes Zombie-Sullivan under water in a more clearly visible way.
The Unrated runs 0,16 Sec. longer

Theatrical VersionUnrated



1:31:04: This time it' a real cut again, when Patrick drowns his zombie father in the UR for a longer time.
3,4 Sec.



1:31:32: Melanie stabs Patrick with the knife.
1,64 Sec.



1:34:21: The UR offers a few more frames of Brax stabbing the torturer in the back.
0,4 Sec.