Release: Mar 20, 2011 - Author: Blade41 - Translator: DaxRider123 - 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 offers 1 additional scene which lasts for 47 seconds.
In the DVD version there's an additional scene with Chloe and Arlo. Chloe still tries to help Jack while Jack makes the refusal to obey president Taylor's orders a matter of conscience.
Chloe says that they're running out of time and watns to know where the second port is which she asked for.
Arlo worriedly looks at the door.
Chloe asks him again and he responds that the second port will be ready soon. Chloe then asks why it isn't already open. She realizes that something's wrong with Arlo therefore she asks him what the matter is. Arlo responds that they refuse the president's order and therefore could be accused of treason. Chloe responds that she knows what they're doing. When Arlo asks her if this leaves her cold she denies it. However, she says that this is the only way. There is a conspiracy and therefore she does everything possible to help Jack lifting the lid on it. Arlo then asks if it is worth messing with the White House. Chloe responds that she did that once beofre and survived it.
Again Arlos looks at the door.
Finally, Arlo helps her. He says that Pillar allowed them to hoard capacities and therefore doesn't know what they use them for. Then he opens the port.