Release: Mar 24, 2011 - Author: Muck47 - Translator: Tony Montana - external link: IMDB - more from this series
- TV Version, 3-episodes series: 21:05 + 21:09 + 21:09 = 63:23 min without opening and final credits
- Uncensored Director's Cut DVD: 67:04 min without (final) credits
- 88 differences, split in
* 10x censored dialogs (= TV Version contains a peep instead of the swear word, apart from that the dialogs and the footage is equal)
* 55x alternate footage
* 9x additional footage only in the TV Version
- Difference: 221 sec (= 3:41 min)
"If I can prove there's a leprechaun you have to suck my balls, Kyle!"
With this fatal agreement, everything starts in this amazing 3-episodes series "Imaginationland" from "South Park" Season 11 (Episodes 10 - 12). The DVD was released on 03-11-2008 in the US with the addition Uncensored Director's Cut.
There really appears an actual leprechaun and Cartman doesn't stop making sure that Kyle keeps his promise from the bed. But more important is what the leprechaun has to say. He claims a new terrorist attack is going to come up soon. Shortly after that, the boys meet a colorful-dressed man, who takes them to Imaginationland after he hesitated first. From Cinderella to Harry Potter, from the lion Aslan from "Chronicles Of Narnia" to Orka from "Masters Of The Universe" (due to legal reasons with another letter on his chest), almost any friendly creature from movies, comics etc. is there. It turns out that the man who took them there is the mayor of Imaginationland. It doesn't take long until the announced terrorists show up. Besided many victims, they make sure that the kept away "evil charcaters" (e.g. Freddy, Jason, Pinhead, Wario etc.) are being freed to do mischief. Most of the kids can escape, only Butters gets caught - without having the slightest clue that he's the chosen one to fulfill a predetermined assignment.
Meanwhile the military tries to hold the information back from public while trying to find a solution.
"There was a terrorist attack on our imagination and now our imaginations are running wild. There's only one choice: We have to nuke our imagination!"
Certainly, the absurd plot is nothing but a pay off with the American paranoia of terrorist attacks. That's why the military comes up with the idea of a counterstrike with heavy arms because that seems to be the most secure solution. Nobody even wastes a thought of their own possible casualties of course.
Besides well-known celebs like Mel Gibson or Michael Bay are being satirized. Furthermore "Manbearpig" (half man, half bear, half pig!) and the "Woodland Critters" from former episodes appear as well. "Imaginationland" has a lot of brilliant ideas in general, so that a re-release with the censorship made for TV makes perfect sense. Some before-removed footage to reach the common running time of 22 min is in again and the censored dialogs have been changed back. Moreover lots of animations have been modified.
The 3-episode series works perfect as an entire movie. It's pretty obvious that this was the way to release it the creators had in mind (check it out on wikipedia.com).
"F*ck me, it's a leprechaun!"
As already mentioned, the characters are allowed to swear without any censorship in the Unrated DC (also named "Unrated" in the comparison). The word, which was censored for TV, has been marked bold in the comparison plus it's red.
But the alternate and additional scenes also contain new swear words, the red marking is only for swear words censored for TV.
Running times refer to the Uncensored Director's Cut
The TV Version starts with a pan shot from the top to the bottom of the trees. Cartman stands in front of it.
The Uncensored DC starts with the skyline of South Park. Pan shot to the woods after 5 sec. Then an alternate, longer arrival of Cartman and the boys.
Unrated 8.9 sec longer
Kyle on the stub of a tree in the TV Version, he's standing in the Uncensored DC. Furthermore Stan turns around at the end of the TV Version. He keeps looking forward in the Uncensored DC and turns around later. The other animations are equal.
Unrated 0.7 sec longer
Same here. First at the continuation of the scene before, then a close-up of speaking Kyle and finally a shot of Cartman walking up to him in profile.
And again a shot of standing Kyle while Cartman discusses Token's codename "Blacky" via radio. Moreover Cartman fixates a rope, Kyle is pretty upset about it. Finally Cartman asks "Faggot" (Butters) about the current status via radio.
01:01-01:03 - Censored dialog
Kyle: "This is fucking retarded!"
Again Cartman on the radio with "Faggot" (Butters). See above.
Last but not least, Kyle has it with Cartman. He steps forward to emphasize the ludicrousness of Cartman's idea.
Now he also gets up from the log in the TV Version. He makes a step forward when he points sideways and says "Cartman is just pulling one of his stupid tricks on everyone!". From now on, both versions contain equal footage.
Slightly extended shot of "Faggot" (Butters) at the end of the shot. The next shot also starts sligthly earlier in the Uncensored DC. Kyle also says "No, there is not a leprechaun!" before Cartman continues talking on the radio.
Furthermore the drawing is slightly different, Jimmy appears earlier from the left side in the Uncensored DC.
(Screens only from the Uncensored DC, TV Version similar to the second screen.)
Unrated 2.4 sec longer
02:06-02:07 - Censored dialog
Jimmy: "Fuck me, it's a leprechaun!"
02:10-02:11 - Censored dialog
Cartman: "Get that fucking leprechaun!"
Slightly extended exterior shot of the Broflovski house in the Uncensored DC.
After Cartman said "You saw it, Kyle!", anyone stands still for approx. 1 sec in the TV Version.
In the Unrated instead, Kyle's little brother Ike repeats: "Yeah, Kyle's gonna suck balls!"
Unrated 3.8 sec longer
Joseph Smith has been removed from the shot of the "Super Best Friends" in the Uncensored DC.
Additional shot of the boys. Jimmy says: "Wow, this is incredible! And totally fucked up at the same time!"
(One of the reasons why that's missing in the TV Version is presumably the F-word)
Closer shot of the confused boys during the hammer's question in the Uncensored DC. The shot from a further distance starts differently:
In the TV Version, Stan's mouth is closed. In the Uncensored DC, he looks confused to Kyle, who also looks at him, while having his mouth wide open.
Unrated 1.5 sec longer
09:09-09:11 - Censored dialog
Major: "Oh, fuck no!
After Charlie Brown went down, the Uncensored DC also contains a shot of some shooting terrorists, Stan turns around in between. Two terrorists execute Dorothy from "Wizard of Oz" pretty bloodily and another one performs a suicide bombing.
The TV Version is closer to Stan during the "Saving Private Ryan" sequcne. The Uncensored DC contains a shot of another charcter walking in slow motion instead.
Unrated 2.3 sec longer
Here it was about time for the commercials in the TV Version. For starters a ahot of the house. The Uncensored DC shows Kyle waking up immediately.
+ 2.1 sec
Different shot of Kyle while saying "Dude, it was just a dream. It was all just a crazy dream". He's standing at the very front, but he's been shot from a further distance in the TV Version.
The Unrated contains a shot of him in profile, followed by a closer shot of his.
After Tom's "The effects of the attack are so far...unimaginable!", a short dialog follows in the Uncensored DC.
One of the delegates: "What do the terrorists want with our imagination?"
Tom: "We can't...imagine!"
There are more people on the left and the screens on the right already presents some data in the Uncensored DC.
Extended and closer shot of Michael Bay in the Uncensored DC. He reaches for the papers on the table in front of him and whirls these to illustrate his SFX. That's why there are no papers in the TV Version, when the General says "Those aren't ideas, those are special effects!". Michael just whirls. Same during Michael's reaction: "I don't understand the difference."
Unrated 1.4 sec longer
When the Major tells about the wall, which protects Imaginationland from the evil characters, different footage has been used.
The TV Version contains a tracking shot from the distance coming closer. The Uncensored DC starts with a shot of the Major in front of it, then a close-up.
First the Major steps forward during his last words in the Uncensored DC, then different drawings of the wall again (he's standing in front). The Major steps back when he's yelling at Butters. Moreover alternate drawings have been used here, so that the Major points with his finger on Butters only in the TV Version.
Redundant: Cartman's lip movements are slightly modified and some of his statement are different. The Uncensored DC is longer.
"The big moment is almost here. As soon as Kyle arrives."
"The big moment is finally here. Just as soon as Kyle arrives."
Unrated 0.4 sec longer
Additional dialog between Jimmy and Cartman. Jimmy mentions the homosexual backgrounds of the bed and Cartman defends himself.
Jimmy: "Eric, I'm a little concerned about your obsession to have Kyle su-suck your balls. It just seems a little...f-f-faggy!"
Cartman: "Faggy? Wh-what, you think I want Kyle to suck my balls for physical pleasure? This is about humiliation, people! This is about Kyle, finally having to admit, that he was wrong. He was wrong and so now he has to kneel before the king and kiss his ring. Except the ring is my balls!"
Now the TV Version is longer. Before Cartman follows the Pentagon staff and Kyle, there's a shot of him in front of the building. That shot has been removed for the Uncensored DC. First he's on the ground, then he gets up.
+ 1.8 sec
Another difference at the wall: Butters shows up in the front and the shot of the missile end earlier. His gestures are also slightly different during his statement at the end.
Different footage of the missile hitting the wall in either of the versions.
In the TV Version, the explosion takes place with the first collision. In the Unrated, the missile gets pressed first. Furthermore the terrorists are carrying the missile, so technically it's a suicide bombing. The explosion itself looks different as well.
Unrated 0.5 sec longer
Before the Major starts bitching with Butters, only the TV Version contains a shot of the roaring terrorists shooting up.
+ 2.3 sec
21:18-21:19 - Censored dialog
Major: "That's fucking stupid!"
Again the "TV Version exclusive" terrorists shooting up. Suddenly they stop and start watching what comes from behind the wall.
+ 1.7 sec
Different drawing of the collapsing wall.
Here "To be continued" is being displayed in the TV Version. Moreover the shot of the destroyed wall is longer.
TV Version 1.9 sec longer
The TV Version ends after Cartman reached Kyle's mouth on the picture with his finger.
The Uncensored DC contains two more shots of the picture in Cartman's hand plus a shot of his dogged face in between. The second shot of the picture an extreme close-up.
While the Uncensored DC has a black screen here, the second episode of the TV Version starts with a flashback that summarizes the first episode. Cartman comments the writing at the beginning with the following words: "Previously on 'Battlestar Galactica'"...
TV Version 25.1 sec longer
The Uncensored DC instead starts Part 2 with a tracking shot of the mountains up to Butter's bedroom.
The writing "Episode II" is different. It's being displayed with a black background in the Uncensored DC and combined with the first scene in Butter's bedroom in the TV Version. The tracking shot of the mountains doesn't have any screens in the comparison because it's equal to the screen of the Part 2 title.
The first moments in Butter's bedroom (he wakes up and gets scared at first) are different and from another perspective - the shots in the TV Version are much closer.
Tracking shot from the right to the left of Butter's bedroom. Butter's dad offscreen: "Butters, time for breakfast!"
Butters startles up and mumbles "Oh, geez, it was just a dream!"
Tracking shot to the middle of the bedroom, as already mentioned. Butters is totally chillaxed and mumbles sth. Not until then he gets scared; "Oh, ohh...it was just a dream!"
Unrated 23.4 sec longer
Again alternate drawings of the wall and the arrival of the evil characters.
Unrated 0.8 sec longer
The Uncensored DC also contains the execution of a very famous mouse.
Again the Allah-preaching terrorists exclusively in the TV Version. This time a superior evil character interrupts and tosses the terrorists around.
+ 3.5 sec
When the Major gets torn apart by the alien, the closer shot in the Unrated starts earlier (when he's still on the left). The ripping up is slightly different as well plus the close-up of the Major is exclusively in the Unrated.
Unrated 2.8 sec longer
25:24-25:26 - Censored dialog
Major: "I was being sarcastic, you fucking idiot!"
28:24-28:28 - Censored dialog
Major: "No, you fucking dipshit, that was a joke!"
Extended, more detailed torture scene of Strawberry Shortcake in the Unrated.
Extended shot ofButters, Lollipop King & Snarf plus puncturing sound from the off. The next shot shows the eye spit on the machete.
Minotaurus says: "Now kill her!"
Shot of Jason running the machete into Strawberry Shortcake's eye. He moves the machete until he gets the eye out. For the presentation of the eye, alternate footage has been used here.
Then an additional shot of screwed up Strawberry Shortcake, she yells: "Please, no more torture! Just kill me! Just fucking kill me!"
In comparison to the TV Version, Minotaurus agrees and says "Yes" before he says "Now kill her!", like he does in the TV Version.
Unrated 8.4 sec longer
Distinctly modified exterior shot of Castle Sunshine. Furthermore the TV Version just contains one image, the Uncensored DC contains three (the camera tracks from their shoulders).
Unrated 5 sec longer
New drawing of the waterfall in the background plus more characters in the Uncensored DC.
The waterfall again.
In the TV Version, the shot of Lollipop King contains a waterfall in the background. The Uncensored DC doesn't because of the different aspect ratio, that's why no modification was neceddary here.
In all following dialogs, the waterfall in the background has been modified.
Unrated 0.2 sec longer
In the Uncensored DC, it takes longer until Manbearpig comes through the portal plus the following animation has been modified.
Unrated 3.4 sec longer
Popeye talks to the left in the TV Version but to the right in the Uncensored DC. Correspondingly the following animation of Jesus and Wonder Woman has been modified.
Unrated 0.2 sec longer
Extended shot of the team members plus the woman gets the hand of the man next to her in the Uncensored DC. Then Cartman from the front, he stutters: "Kyle...is dead?"
Finally a shot of the General who yells "Damnit!" twice.
Cartman puts down his crown during a scream in the Uncensored DC. He doesn't in the TV Version.
This modification has probably been made to correct the goof in the TV Version because the crown has vanished into thin air in the following scene.
The shot in the TV Version is closer to the characters here when Cartman does CPR to save Kyle.
TV Version 2 sec longer
Only in the Uncensored DC, Cartman keeps on talking and also says from a further distance: "He's ok. He can still suck my balls! Let's get him some lemons and some chopsticks, right away!"
The Uncensored DC sticks at Kyle's bed while the TV Version contains the final credits here.
The text is in "Star Wars style" in the Uncensored DC, the background music matches as well
The TV Version instead begins with a short summary of the previous events. The Unrated DC lacks that completely.
The lion Aslan via voice-over: "Imaginationland used to be a happy place. But then the terrorists attacked and so many of us were killed. The barrier came down and all the most evil imaginary characters were unleashed..."
The remaining time (alomst 50 sec) are also in the Uncensored DC but approx. 1 min later. Due to further modifications, it's gonna be mentioned in detail at the actual spots in the movie. Screens only for orientation and because of the summary at the beginning.
TV Version 20.6 sec longer
Extended shot of the room after Al Gore left.
Then the rest of Aslan's speech from the intro to Episode 3 but with some differences. The difference has only been measured at the end. The differences in comparison with the TV Version intro in detail:
The empty room, as already mentioned, then an exterior shot of Castle Sunshine.
Close-up of Aslan: "Now our final battle will take place."
The characters are already marching across the field (equal animation in the Unrated DC): "The evil characters are marching towards us"
Aslan from a further distance on the right: "The final battle is about to begin."
Still aslan, now closer: "At this very moment the evil imaginary characters are marching towards us"
Pure text modification, the footage is the same.
Aslan from the off about the following animation: "With the intent to wipe us all out."
Aslan from the off to the first scenes on the battle field: "They come by the thousands. And they will not rest till they have killed us all."
The shot of Aslan is slightly different and longer in the Uncensored DC. That's because the TV Version lacks his first two words plus the following animation begins during his last words.
"And so we prepare for a battle we cannot win."
Extended animation in the Uncensored DC, the end is longer. Another extended scene is the shot of the smurf with the huge sword. The voice-over is also entirely different:
"We are too few in number but we have one hope."
"But fight against them we must, for darkness cannot take over Imaginationland!"
The remaining part of the intro is completely different. It's longer in the Uncensored DC plus Butters is way more desperate.
- Aslan from a further distance, he approaches Butters: "That is where you come in, young boy!"
- Shot of Butters, Aslan says: "Only you can help us win this battle." Then Butters: "But what can I do?"
- Close-up of Aslan: "You have a power here that you have yet to understand."
- Further shot of Butters, then a black screen and the writing "Episode III"
- Alternate shot of Aslan: "That, my child, is why we need you!"
- Butters stands clueless around and looks at the characters behind him, then he stutters: "But...but...I don't...I really don't think that I can do..."
- Aslan harshly interrupts: "With your help on the battlefield we have a chance."
- Butters: "But I'm just a dumb kid, what can I do?"
- Aslan: "Young boy, you have a power here that you have yet to understand."
- Another close-up of Butters
77.7 sec in toal
=> counted as 6 modifications
At the end of his speech, Aslan turns around to Butters. He doesn't in the Uncensored DC.
In the previous shot, Jesus says sth. differently, the footage itself remains unchanged.
TV Version: "There's so many of them!"
Uncensored DC: "Defend Castle Sunshine!".
Only the Uncensored DC continues with a shot of the evil characters.
The two following animations differ, only the Uncensored DC contains a shot of Harry Potter and a further characters behind Jesus on the right.
Different footage of the battle after Pinhead died. The Uncensored DC goes with a shot of a mutated eye on the left.
After that, the camera tracks to Butters and Aslan in the TV Version. But both of them are still being shot from some distance. In the Uncensored DC, the camera tracks closer at once.
It goes on with that animation immediately. In the TV Version, the camera doesn't approach before the dialog.
Unrated 2 sec longer
Extended and modified animation in the Uncensored DC.
Unrated 0.8 sec longer
Different animation. The Uncensored DC contains a shot of a unicorn in the background and stuff.
In the TV Version, Minotaurus gets sliced and diced first. In the Uncensored DC, Santa's first victim is Captain Hook.
Only in the Uncensored DC, Santa also chopps off the head.
Unrated 3 sec longer
Only the Uncensored DC contains flying characters in the background.
Again a lot of modifications of the battle.
Only in the Uncensored DC, an elf flies into the image - just to get killed by an arrow. The following animations of the monsters from Pacman are bigger in the TV Version.
(Only the two last screens compare the two versions. Except for the missing elf, the footage of the first animation is equal.)
Unrated 1.2 sec longer
60:09-60:12 - Censored dialog
Slightly modified dialog when Lollipop King replies to Jesus.
"Popeye is being killed by Christmas Critters!"
"Popeye is being raped by Christmas Critters!"
Extended shot of Popeye getting raped by the Woodland Critters in the Unrated DC. In the TV Version, the bear goes earlier to the front, says what he has to say, but then rests longer than he does in the Unrated DC.
Modified animation, recognizable if you check out the minor characters. Furthermore Butters arrives from the back and the animation is also longer in the Uncensored DC.
Unrated 1.4 sec longer
Only in the Uncensored DC, Jesus may have the pleasure to take the alien out with an M60.
Missing dialog between the General and a staff member after the missile was being shut down again.
Staff member (while looking on a screen in front of his): "Sir, he was right. It does appear, that our imagnations have stopped running wild!"
General: "Do an imaginary sweep. I'll need a full imaginary report!"
62:30-62:33 - Censored dialog
Kyle: "Just let it go with your fucking balls already, you fucking asshole!"
Slightly extended shot of the portal in the Uncensored DC.
Now Indiana Jones on the left side in the Uncensored DC. On the right, a character has been replaced as well.
Among other things, two characters have been replaced by Harry Potter and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Modified explosion in the Uncensored DC.
Again different characters in the background.
After "I told you you would suck my balls before this is over, Kyle", the dialog continues immediately in the TV Version. The Uncensored DC contains a shot of Luke Skywalker instead, who asks disgustedly "That's sick! Why are you sucking his balls, kid?".
At first Santa appears later in the TV Version. Then the entire dialog without any interruptions, Kyle tries to justify at once.
In the Uncensored DC instead, Cartman steps forward after Santa's statement and says: "Oh, look, Kyle! You're choking on my balls! Oh...you seem to be recovering now...ooh, and you're just diving in for a second ??"
Imaginary Cartman seems to be psyched and looks down while the people in the background are laughing.
The rest of the dialog, the animations have been slightly modified. Check out the eyes.
Unrated 11.3 sec longer
Now the shot of Imaginary Cartman from the Uncensored DC. Then a shot of Butters in the bedroom.
In the Uncensored DC instead, the Mayor strikes up the "Imagination" song and everyone joins in. Only Kyle looks pretty angry.
The shot of Butters in bed starts 2 sec earlier.
Unrated 20.8 sec longer
In the Uncensored DC, Butters' dad opens the newspaper plus a close-up of his.
The shot of the TV Version remains unchanged plus he's nagging without interruption.
Unrated 1.8 sec longer