This is a comparison between the German TV broadcast version and the German extended Blu-ray version
- 11 deviations, 2 of them with alternative material
- Time difference: 234,6 sec (= 3:55 min)
Broadcasting since 2010 AMC´s The Walking Dead is a great success.
8 years later the show is still running and reached its corresponding 8th season.
Among it´s German home cinema releases, the seasons 4 and 6 stood out above all:
In the 4th season there were two extended versions and one uncensored version of the final episode. In season 6, an episode with the still defused F-word was to be seen and the season finale was extended in several scenes by a few curses from Negan (notorious for his loose mouth).
After the season 7 home cinema release made an exception again, season 8 has 6 episodes in extended form.
The already available US-Blu-ray was available to us and in contrast to season 6 not both versions, but only the extended versions are on the discs. These are the episodes 5, 6, 8, 14, 15 and 16. On the 8th of November 2018 the season will also be released in Germany on Blu-ray (and fortunately you get the longer versions aswell. However, the German counterpart will include the regular TV versions and the extended versions available as bonus content in english with German subtitles.
Episode 14 (Still Gotta Mean Something) offers 4 minutes of additionl scenes.
Right before the opening credits, there´s even a small extended Goresequence. In the further course of the series, we witness longer monologues by Negan (which are quite interesting) and a conversation between Ezekiel and Carol in more detail. Overall, in contrast to the other episodes of the season, this is a worthwhile extended version.
Run time specifications are arranged according to the following scheme
TV version in NTSC / American Blu-ray
Because of an reference at the beginning, the TV version starts a little earlier. (not included in the cut-comparison/duration)
+ 6 sec
01:38-01:39 / 01:32-02:10
Jadis lingers in the Extended Version same position a bit longer and then gets up. She goes back to a still trembling man and hits him in the head with a pointed object. After that we see Jadis going forward again and grabs her shoe.
In the TV version, we see the following close-up shot of the shoe a moment earlier (not illustrated).
Extended 36,4 sec länger
04:26 / 04:56-04:57
A insignificantly longer black screen(not included in the cut-comparison/duration).
05:19-05:22 / 05:50-06:15
In the TV version Carol can be seen a little bit longer.
But in the extended Blu-ray Version there is a lot more talking between her and Ezekiel.
Ezekiel: "There are those who believe that the day defeats the night. Though, there are others, afraid, who choose to believe the opposite. They can. They choose. They decide, as you decided before. I fear for Henry."
Extended 22,5 sec longer
05:31 / 06:24-06:25
We see Carol a moment longer and Ezekiel a bit earlier.
05:42 / 06:35
In the TV version the scene starts a little earlier, when Ezekiel leaves...
+ 0,7 sec
10:43-10:44 / 11:36-11:55
In the extended Version Carol turns around a moment longer, then an additional scene with Darryl. He walks around outside and thoughtfully looked at a knife.
In the TV version the following indoor scene starts a moment earlier (not illustrated).
Extended 17,8 sec longer
19:25 / 20:36-20:38
A insignificantly longer black screen. At the same time the follow-up scene starts a moment later.
39:17 / 40:30-40:33
Before the camera fade-out, you see Rick a little longer...and again, the black screen is a second longer.
39:34-39:37 / 40:50-41:22
In the extended Version Negan turns to the side and speaks earlier to Jadis: "You know, I wasn't always like this before... all this. This just showed me who I really was, what was inside of me from day one. Normal life... Normal life doesn't show you what you're made of."
In the TV-version the follow-up scene of jadis starts much earlier.
extended 27,7 sec longer
39:41 / 41:26-42:35
Negan talks to her in a much more detailed way: "When God's caustic, acidic, white-hot flaming diarrhea rains down from heaven above, see, it burns away everything you don't need. Because if you needed it, hell, you'd be dead, wouldn't you? And what's left? Well, that is the strongest, balls-to-the-wall middle finger to the goddamn world version of you that ever could be. The one you always were, that you were afraid to let out because it's so damn powerful that, yeah...it scares the caustic, acidic, white-hot flaming brown diarrhea out of you. And that... Well, that burns away someone else's plastic, phony, wishy-washy, look-to-the-horizon crap, and you can get yourself an army of like-minded ass-handlers like you just did. That is still inside you, Jadis. You couldn't get rid of that if you tried."
69 sec (= 1:09 min)
42:44 / 45:38-45:39
A insignificantly longer black screen.
42:44 / 45:39-46:19
Immediately afterwards (but this time consciously subdivided) another additional scene: Ezekiel walks off from a few people towards Carol, which is standing at the fire and gives her a cup to drink.
Then he means: "What I uttered before...calling you a coward...I pray you'll forgive me. I was wrong not to have faith in your bravery. In your strength."
43:01 / 46:36-46:51
Ezekiel still says: "I said it, but...I was afraid. For Henry."