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Blade: The Series

1.09 Angels and Demons

Comparison:

  • TV Version
  • Unrated
Release: Apr 11, 2011 - Author: Muck47 - Translator: DaxRider123 - external link: IMDB - more from this series
- TV Version: 42:26 min (including credits) [PAL]

- Unrated Version: 42:35 min (including credits) [NTSC] [equals about 40:53 min in PAL]

- 19 changes
* 17x Censorship
* 2x additional footage in the TV Version

- Difference: 92.7 sec (1:33 min)




Compared are the TV Version from Spike TV, taken from the German DVD Release and the Uncut US Unrated DVD by New Line Home Entertainment.


The Series

After the popular Vampire Slayer (played by Wesley Snipes) could be seen in theatres three times between 1998 and 2004, producer David S. Goyer in 2006 produced a short TV Series. This time it was rapper Kirk "Sticky Fingaz" Jones who played the main character in the pilot film as well as the following 11 episodes of the first season of this sophisticated series.
After a pretty promising release of the pilot film, the TV ratings constantly decreased, therefore they did not produce a second season.



The Unrated Versions

For the DVD release in february 2008 in America the producers decided to release a box-set with the note "Unrated and Never-Before-Seen Footage Too Graphic for TV".
Just as for the previous release of the pilot film in 2007 (that was released with the exact same note), you should not expect too much. You shouldn't expect too many extensions of gore - most of the "never before seen footage" offers naked skin as well as swearing in alternative takes. One could say that most of these scenes are examples of the pretty typical censorship for American movies/TV series.

However, there are also some extensions to the plot and 2 episodes actually do offer some more violence. Episode 11 constitutes an exception - except for the rather uninteresting aspects (see next paragraph) this eposide offers no changes compared to the TV Version. This is why we won't release a separate report for Episode 11!


Additionally, the episodes are different in that only the TV Version at the beginning of each episode shows a little flashback of the previous episode as well as at the end a preview of the events of the following episode. Furthermore, the TV Version from time to time shows a black screen for a little longer (due to the fact that at this point there was a commercial break). Because of these circumstances the TV Versions are often longer than the Unrated Episodes.




This report is a comparison of the 9th episode of the first season - "Angels and Demons".


The time designations are listed as follows: "TV Version [PAL]" ("Unrated DVD [NTSC]"). The duration of the cuts is always calculated in PAL-speed.

Additional Footage in the TV Version
00:08-01:18 (00:08)

At the beginning of the episode the TV Version shows a flashback of the events of the previous episode.

+ 70.2 sec





The following scene - a conversation between Demek and his wife who are lying in their bed - offers 9 sequences that were either extended or replaced with alternative footage. The last 6 sequences will be mentioned in 2 bigger paragraphs - since the sequences that made it into the TV Version are very short, it wouldn't have made any sense to mention each of these 6 alterations separately.


Alternative Footage / Censorship
07:37-07:40 (06:41-06:46)

Unnecessary: The Unrated Version shows the events inside the room a little earlier. However, the camera is pretty far away and you can't really see anything. Additionally, the view is now and again blocked by different objects. In return, the TV Version shows the leg a little earlier before Damek strokes it with his fingers.

Unrated 1.4 sec longer

TV VersionUnrated




Alternative Footage / Censorship
07:53-07:55 (06:59-07:03)

Similar alteration: After the shot of the woman, the Unrated version cuts to a long shot of the events. This time, you can see them a little better, however, you still won't be able to see any "naked details". In return, the TV Version stars the bite sequence a little earlier - the Unrated Version cuts to this sequence the moment that Damek puts his mouth on her.

Unrated 2 sec longer

TV VersionUnrated




Alternative Footage / Censorship
07:57-08:03 (07:05-07:11)

At this point, you (in the Unrated Version) see an uninterrupted sequence of the bite. The TV Version pans towards them from behind the bars and as soon as you can see anything, the messenger (Fusik) enters the screen from the front.

Unrated 0.1 sec longer

TV VersionUnrated




Alternative Footage / Censorship
08:06-08:23 (07:15-07:35)

After Damek said "What?" you see a longer passage of alternative footage. The following passage is a summary of 3 cuts, since the shared footage in between these cuts is shorter than 1 second.


TV Version

- You see a close-up shot of Damek (his wife is next to him but can't be seen at this point) and Fusik says from off-screen: "Armaya's reinstatement has just become official."
- A shot of Fusik saying: "The leaders of all the factions are sending very generous gifts."
- A shot of the bed from a little further away. The woman gets up but covers her breasts with the blanket; Damek: "Send them back!"
- Fusik: "Sir?"
- Damek: "Screw them all. We're going to clean this House, Fusik. Once I'm done with the House of Chthon."


Unrated
- Long shot of the bed, Fusik says from off-screen: "Armaya's reinstatement has just become official. The leaders of all the factions are sending..."
- A shot of Fusik saying: "...very generous gifts." (you only see the end of that shot from the TV Version)
- Damek pushes the woman who then gets up - you see her breasts; Damek: "Send them back!"
- Fusik: "Sir?" (not illustrated again)
- Damek: "Fuck all of them! We're going to clean this House, Fusik. Once I'm done with the House of Chthon."


Unrated 1.6 sec longer
=> This counts as 3 cuts since the 2 sequences of the scenes that are written italic mark the footage that is identical in both versions.




Alternative Footage / Censorship
08:25-08:47 (07:37-08:11)

After Fusik said "I thought that we were" the producers again changed a lot.


TV Version

- Damek says: "We haven't even started. Call Van Sciver. Tell him that we're stopping by for a little visit."
- Fusik: "Damek, with all your respect, it's not wise."
- Damek: "It's necessary"
- You see Fusik.
- Damek (shown in a long shot): "Charlotte and her lap dog Marcus have been living the good lives for years. Forcing us to live of of tables craps."
- Fusik says "But Chthon has already provided you with everything you've demanded"; after the first few words they cut to a...
- ...close-up shot of Damek
, who replies "Then it's time to demand more!"


Unrated

- Damek says: "We haven't even started."
- Cut to a long shot; in the background you see the woman/her naked breasts; "Call Van Sciver. Tell him that we're stopping by for a little visit."
Fusik replies from off-screen: "Damek, with all your respect, it's not wise" and Damek then says "It's necessary"
- You see Fusik; however, he's shown longer in the TV Version
- Damek (shown in a long shot): "Charlotte and her lap dog Marcus have been living the good lives for years."
- The rest of the sentence ("Forcing us to live of of tables craps.") can be heard from off-screen while you see a shot of the naked woman.
- Fusik says "But Chthon has already provided you with everything you've demanded"; after the first few words they cut to a...
- ...close-up shot of Damek

- The latter replies "Then it's time to demand more!" - again shown in a long shot (the woman's silhouette can be seen in the background); then, he slumps back on the bed.
- Fusik leaves the room behind the red curtains.
- The woman goes back to bed to join Damek.


Unrated 11.2 sec longer
=> This counts as 3 cuts since the 2 sequences of this scenes that are written italic mark the footage that is identical in both versions.



08:47-08:52 (08:11)
At this point, the TV Version shows a black screen while the Unrated Version immediately continues the episode.
+ 5.6 sec



Alternative Footage / Censorship
12:48-12:50 (12:17-12:19)

In the TV Version Krista says "Screw you!", while in the Unrated she says "Fuck you!"

TV-Fassung 0.2 sec longer

TV VersionUnrated




15:36-15:41 (15:12)
Again, a black screen.
+ 5.7 sec



Alternative Footage / Censorship
18:31-18:33 (18:09-18:12)

After the sentence "Unfortunately not all newcomers are honest in these industries such as yourself" you see an alternative shot and Damek goes on listing some more things.


TV Version
"Rebels who don't know how to comport themselves like gentlemen."

Unrated
"Shylocks, Niggers! The rabble who don't know how to conduct themselves like gentlemen."

Unrated 1 sec longer

TV VersionUnrated




23:06-23:12 (22:55)
Again, a black screen.
+ 5.9 sec



Alternative Footage / Censorship
24:23-24:25 (18:09-18:12)

After the sentence "What does it look like I'm doing?" the TV Version goes on and Shen says: "Getting a manicure?"
The Unrated Version, however, cuts to a new shot and he says: "Putting on fiddler on the fucking roof?"

Unrated 0,9 sec lšnger

TV VersionUnrated




Censorship
26:06 (25:58-26:03)

After the shot of Krista, only the Unrated Version shows a long shot of Damek raping Isabelle (Marcus' wife anno 1899).

4.9 sec




Censorship
26:20 (26:17-26:18)

The shot of Damek's bite starts a little earlier in the Unrated.

1 sec




Censorship
26:23 (26:21-26:28)

The shot at the end is a little longer and the camera follows Damek's head some more. He thrusts some more while the camera pans back to his hand which he uses to support himself against Isabelle.

6.6 sec




Alternative Footage / Censorship
26:33-26:34 (26:39-26:45)

Before the movie cuts to the close-up shot of Damek leaving, you see some more thrusts in a long shot. Additionally, Damek already leaves during this long shot, therefore, the close-up shot starts a little later.

TV Version


Unrated


Unrated 4.9 sec longer




29:48-29:53 (30:06)
Again, a black screen.
+ 5,6 sec



Alternative Footage / Censorship
34:49-34:52 (35:15-35:18)

In the Unrated Version, Damek replies something else after Marcus said "The moment where I... take from you."

TV Version
"Screw you! And screw Isabelle!"

Unrated
"Fuck you! And fuck Isabelle!"

No difference in time.

TV VersionUnrated




38:27-38:33 (39:02)
Again, a black screen.
+ 6 sec



Additional Footage in the TV Version
41:19-41:48 (41:54)

After the first few credits (Executive Producer: David S. Goyer) the TV Version shows a little preview of what's going to happen in the next episode.

+ 29.1 sec