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Goliath and the Sins of Babylon

original title: Maciste, l'eroe pił grande del mondo

Comparison:

  • US Version
  • Uncut
Release: Jun 11, 2018 - Author: brainbug1602 - Translator: Tony Montana - external link: IMDB
Compared are the US Version (US DVD by Retromedia) and the Uncut Version (German DVD by Alive).

Kingdom of Udor is being ruled by Cafaus who demand 24 virgins a year in order to sacrifice them as part of some ritual. Marcellus has had it and allies with an underground resistance who first rebel against the king of Udor and finally defeat the viscious rulers of Cafaus as well.

Goliath and the Sins of Babylon is a quite entertaining sword and sandal film starring mark Forest and Giuliano Gemma. A lot of fighting, including a battle at sea, a chariot race in the arena and even a dwarf as comedy sidekick are the ingredients to make sure the viewer stays entertained. Three years afterwards, Michele Lupo directed The Man From Nowhere - also with Giuliano Gemma.

It appears as if the US DVD contains the old Theatrical Version by American International Pictures. With a length of 80 minutes (NTSC), there are 12 missing minutes hence numerous alterations most of which rather pointless. As for the action scenes, small parts up to a few seconds are cut on a regular basis. For instance, the horseback battle scenes at the end of the movie lack several shots of soldiers falling off their horses and yet there are still some of those in the movie which makes the cuts look kind of random resp. inconsistent. In addition to that, there are a few recuts - like during the chariot race when the Uncut Version shows the approaching chariots plus shots of the cheering crowd in between. The US Version on the other hand shows the approaching caariots first, followed by the cheering crowd. Furthermore, Goliath, the dwarf and his jokes on the battle field all suffer from cuts that were made. As for cutting bigger scenes, these are all about Xandro's affair with Regia/Chelima. The scene with Evandro explaining his plan to attack Cafaus is heavily cut as well. The cuts are numerous but small which makes a lot of them hard to spot.

The German DVD by Alive contains the Uncut Version. Compared to the US DVD, some picture information, particularly on the left side, got lost on the German DVD though. As a result, some head are cropped every now and then which makes it very likely that the framing on the US DVD is the right one.

Screenshot Comparison:

Uncut Version (German DVD):



US Version (US DVD):



Duration:

Uncut Version (German DVD): 88:11 min (in PAL)
US Version (US DVD): 80:00 min (in NTSC)
[00:00:00][00:00:00]

Altered opening credits in the US Version.



The Uncut Version (German DVD) contains Italian credits instead (the actual movie title is in German though).



Then the soldiers on their way across town. The subsequent shot of the captain starts earlier as well.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 1:50 min
US Version (US DVD): 20 sec


[00:04:02][00:02:37]

The old guy complains that the gods should destroy those cowards. Some other guy then says they themselves were the cowards because they would not fight back. He explains he had already lost his arm as a result of his resistance when his daughter had been taken. The innkeeper then gets involved. He says he did not want any trouble.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 31 sec


[00:04:50][00:02:55]

Shot of the girl running from the guards.



In addition to that, the following shot of the activities at the market.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 10 sec


[00:05:27][00:03:23]

Marcellus fights off the soldier & the people run away.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 6 sec


[00:08:24][00:06:21]

Shot of the soldiers after Marcellus says he did not want to get tickled.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 4 sec


[00:11:21][00:09:22]

Missing black screen prior to the sound of the gong.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 1 sec


[00:12:47][00:10:50]

Before the guy backs off, the US Version cuts to the lion.



US Version (US DVD): 1 sec


[00:12:50][00:10:54]

The lions a little longer.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 1 sec


[00:14:13][00:12:19]

The US Version fades out earlier and then back in.



The Uncut Version cuts from Pergasos to the waterfall instead.

US Version (US DVD): 4 sec
Uncut Version (German DVD): 4 sec


[00:14:19][00:12:25]

The camera pans to Xandros who asks real loud if he only loved Chelima for her beauty. Chelima wants an answer and Xandros explains there was more. He goes on that he loved her hands and eyes and he wants to see her reflection in the water but Chelima does not want that. She says it was late already and leaves.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 24 sec


[00:15:48][00:13:32]

The shot of Xandros and Chelima kissing is longer.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 2 sec


[00:16:34][00:14:18]

The captain says he had been telling the truth but he was scared his ship would be searched.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 9 sec


[00:17:32][00:15:10]

The guys laugh when the crew is being taken away, followed by footage of the ship.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 8 sec


[00:18:34][00:16:07]

Probably a jump cut: The people are wandering around.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 3 sec


[00:18:43][00:16:13]

Cut to the men on board.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 3 sec


[00:19:28][00:16:57]

Marcellus earlier.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 3 sec


[00:19:44][00:17:10]

Alceas longer. He looks forward.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 1 sec


[00:19:48][00:17:13]

Alceas a bit earlier.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 1 sec


[00:19:52][00:17:15]

Same shot as before: Alceas looks up and sees a seagull.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 7 sec


[00:20:11][00:17:27]

Footage of the hostiles on their ship.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 8 sec


[00:20:25][00:17:33]

The US Version contains footage of the ship, followed by footage of the soldiers.



US Version (US DVD): 5 sec


[00:22:38][00:19:55]

After the guy goes overboard, the Uncut Version contains a few scenes from the battle on board.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 6 sec


[00:22:59][00:20:11]

A further shot of the battle.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 3 sec


[00:23:18][00:20:28]

Goliath gets taken prisoner by one of the soldiers but Goliath manages to break free.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 6 sec


[00:23:33][00:20:38]

Goliath hands mugs to one of the guys who then uses the mugs to knock out two soldiers, followed by Goliath beating the living daylights out of two soldiers.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 14 sec


[00:24:29][00:21:21]

The soldiers keep shooting burning arrow while Goliath attempts to extinguish.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 4 sec


[00:24:38][00:21:27]

After removing the burning arrow, Goliath sits down.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 1 sec


[00:26:00][00:22:51]

The captain complains about losing most of his cargo that mostly burned. Marellus offers some gold but he wants to go back ashore. The captain accepts.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 22 sec


[00:26:32][00:23:00]

The US Version fades out...



...while the Uncut Version contains further shots of the burning ship.



Chelima feels like Xandros does not trust her. He says it was the last time they could see each other and he apologizes for all the misery he causes. He explains he could watch the girls being taken any longer and he intends to Chelima's people.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 46 sec
US Version (US DVD): 2 sec


[00:27:43][00:23:28]

Xandros asks Chelima if the seperation was easy for her. Chelima says he had already known back then that Regia would stand between them and she did not want to be in his way. Xandros is surprised but Chelima explains trying to stop him would be selfish. She elaborates she made that sacrifice because she loved him that much.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 51 sec


[00:29:51][00:24:47]

Xandros watches Chelima leave and goes to the horse.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 10 sec


[00:31:03][00:25:51]

When he sees all the fighting, Goliath runs back into the bushes.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 2 sec


[00:31:13][00:26:00]

Goliath comes out of hiding again.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 2 sec


[00:31:25][00:26:10]

Goliath hits an assaillant on the head, then he hides again.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 12 sec


[00:31:48][00:26:21]

After knocking out a guy, Goliath runs off.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 2 sec


[00:36:42][00:31:25]

Shot of the cheering crowd in the US Version.



US Version (US DVD): 1 sec


[00:36:44][00:31:28]

The Uncut Version shows the audience after the chariots have arrived.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 1 sec


[00:38:40][00:33:28]

Probably a jump cut: Xandros blickt nach oben und meint, dass Chelima den Wagen lenkt.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 5 sec


[00:38:53][00:33:35]

Two shots of the horses starting to run.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 2 sec


[00:39:03][00:33:44]

Shot of the chariot race.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 3 sec


[00:39:37][00:34:17]

Cut to the audience.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 1 sec


[00:39:43][00:34:23]

Cut to the horses.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 2 sec


[00:39:51][00:34:29]

Longer shot in the Uncut Version. The result are further chariots.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 1 sec


[00:40:05][00:34:42]

The men are looking at each other.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 1 sec


[00:40:19][00:34:56]

Cut to the audience.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 1 sec


[00:40:48][00:35:25]

Cut to the horses.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 1 sec


[00:40:50][00:35:27]

The US Version cuts to the horses.



US Version (US DVD): 1 sec


[00:40:53][00:35:30]

First the audience, then the race.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 2 sec


[00:41:07][00:35:43]

Two shots of the guys when Marcellus gets whipped.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 2 sec


[00:41:13][00:35:46]

Goliath calls for the three of them.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 1 sec


[00:41:15][00:35:48]

Two shots of the horses.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 2 sec


[00:41:22][00:35:53]

Regia keeps whipping the horses.



Then a shot of the guys.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 2 sec


[00:41:41][00:36:11]

Alceas before the shot of Xandros.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 1 sec


[00:41:43][00:36:12]

Shot of Pergasos and Morakeb.



Then the race.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 4 sec


[00:41:50][00:36:15]

Further shots of the race.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 6 sec


[00:41:59][00:36:17]

At this point, the US Version contains one of the shots previously cut.



The Uncut Version contains shots of both the race and the audience.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 7 sec
US Version (US DVD): 3 sec


[00:42:08][00:36:21]

First the audience, then the race.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 9 sec


[00:42:19][00:36:23]

Same here.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 6 sec


[00:42:30][00:36:29]

Shot of the horses.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 1 sec


[00:42:32][00:36:30]

Once again, the US Version now contains one of the shots previously cut.



Shot of the horses in the Uncut Version instead.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 1 sec
US Version (US DVD): 1 sec


[00:42:34][00:36:32]

Regia whips her horses.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 3 sec


[00:42:42][00:36:37]

Shot of the audience in the US Version.



The Uncut Version contains a shot of the race instead.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 1 sec
US Version (US DVD): 2 sec


[00:42:44][00:36:40]

Shot of the horses, followed by a shot of the audience.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 2 sec


[00:42:53][00:36:48]

Shot of the audience in the US Version.



US Version (US DVD): 1 sec


[00:43:17][00:37:14]

Same here.



Alternate take in the Uncut Version.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 1 sec
US Version (US DVD): 1 sec


[00:44:29][00:38:28]

Morakeb warns Pergasos against taking out Marcellus because people are really upset at the moment.



Allegedly, there is proof that Marcellus was a leader.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 19 sec


[00:48:09][00:41:58]

The US Version fades out.



In the Uncut Version, the scene is not over yet. Pergasos points out Marcellus was the head of the resistance hence no mercy for him. Morakeb says other people would pay the price because the gods would seek revenge and the life of Marcellus simply was not enough resp. three more sacrifices were required.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 32 sec
US Version (US DVD): 1 sec


[00:51:51][00:45:17]

Regia says her people should have a leader who actually loved protecting them. Xandros expresses he did not understand how he could doubt her. But she has to leave.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 12 sec


[00:52:18][00:45:32]

Xandros jumps on the horse.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 1 sec


[00:52:34][00:45:48]

After Regia's abduction, the people rebel. Then footage of the people freeing the abducted girls.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 1:06 min


[00:54:06][00:46:15]

Now scenes from the escape in the US Version.



US Version (US DVD): 1:02 min


[00:54:40][00:47:54]

Shots of the battle are missing.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 18 sec


[00:54:59][00:47:56]

Now some of them in the US Version.



US Version (US DVD): 15 sec


[00:55:11][00:48:22]

Footage of the battle in the Uncut Version.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 6 sec


[00:55:21][00:48:27]

Goliath hides underneath the stairs & Alceas earlier when fighting with one of the soldiers.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 6 sec


[00:55:31][00:48:30]

The attacking soldier a little earlier.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 1 sec


[00:55:44][00:48:42]

Shot of Alceas during the battle.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 2 sec


[00:55:50][00:48:46]

Shot of Marcellus.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 1 sec


[00:55:54][00:48:50]

Xandros fights longer.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 2 sec


[00:55:59][00:48:53]

Goliath slightly longer on his way to the wall.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 1 sec


[00:56:08][00:49:01]

Goliath a little longer when he looks around.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 1 sec


[00:58:18][00:51:18]

Xandros a bit longer.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 1 sec


[00:58:56][00:51:56]

Missing part of the fight.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 6 sec


[00:59:04][00:51:59]

And once again, a shot is shorter in the US Version.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 2 sec


[00:59:23][00:52:16]

The guys enjoy the show.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 3 sec


[00:59:30][00:52:21]

Shots of the guys watching.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 3 sec


[01:01:16][00:54:08]

The guy says Regia wished she could save the city first. Alceas points out the city was not in danger any longer but the guy explains the hostiles had a huge fleet and army. Alceas wants to fight but the says the only to beat them was to strike first. Marcellus wants to know how they intended to transport the troups without ships. The guy suggests an alternate route across the desert.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 1:12 min


[01:07:36][00:59:29]

Three shots of the guys subsequent to the spear falling down.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 4 sec


[01:07:46][00:59:35]

Cut to Marcellus when Morakeb tells the next one to cut a rope.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 3 sec


[01:07:53][00:59:40]

Morakeb says continue.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 2 sec


[01:08:00][00:59:45]

At this point, there is a small cut on the German DVD: After the spear falls down, there is a further shot of the guy.



US Version (US DVD): 1 sec


[01:08:04][00:59:49]

Shot of the man with the axe.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 1 sec


[01:09:13][01:01:01]

The soldier earlier before he cuts the next rope.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 1 sec


[01:09:44][01:01:31]

The soldier earlier: He puts down the axe.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 1 sec


[01:14:56][01:06:55]

The soldier is being taken away. Morakeb tells the other the hostile's curent location. He also says he had already the army's retreat and they could only rely on the soldiers on scene at that point. One of the soldiers shows up and reports the delegates were gone. Mokareb realizes the entire thing was a diversion and he wants payback.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 37 sec


[01:19:53][01:11:25]

A part of the fight with the guards is missing.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 4 sec


[01:20:36][01:12:06]

And again, more fighting - this time on horseback.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 5 sec


[01:20:44][01:12:10]

The soldier falls off the horse.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 2 sec


[01:20:55][01:12:20]

A soldier gets hit and falls off his horse.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 2 sec


[01:20:59][01:12:22]

The assailant slightly earlier.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 1 sec


[01:21:08][01:12:30]

Part of the fight in the US Version.



The Uncut Version contains different footage.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 11 sec
US Version (US DVD): 7 sec


[01:21:24][01:12:43]

The soldier falls off their horses.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 2 sec


[01:21:31][0:12:49]

Scenes from the battle field.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 3 sec


[01:21:44][01:13:01]

The soldier falls off the horse.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 1 sec


[01:21:46][01:13:01]

The soldier falls off the horse, another one is being pushed off his horse as well.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 4 sec


[01:21:50][01:13:02]

A soldier is being pushed off the horse.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 1 sec


[01:21:52][01:13:03]

A soldier is being pushed off the horse, followed by a shot of the horses.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 2 sec


[01:21:56][01:13:04]

Cut to one of the soldiers.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 1 sec


[01:22:03][01:13:11]

Same here.

Uncut Version (German DVD): 1 sec


[01:22:06][01:13:14]

The falling soldiers longer.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 1 sec


[01:22:10][01:13:18]

More battle scenes. One of the soldiers falls off his horse.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 5 sec


[01:22:28][01:13:31]

Shot of the leader in the US Version.



US Version (US DVD): 2 sec


[01:22:43][01:13:48]

The US Version fades to the city.



The shot of the soldiers is longer in the Uncut Version.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 3 sec
US Version (US DVD): 2 sec


[01:23:18][01:14:24]

Shot of a burning building.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 1 sec


[01:26:00][01:17:12]

Regia asks if Xandros was wounded. The latter explains he would have given his last drops of blood to free nothing because was going to seperate them.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 13 sec


[01:28:02][01:19:06]

The US Version fades out, then the end credits.



In the Uncut Version, the camera keeps zooming in on Regia and Xandros. "Fine" appears on the screen.



Uncut Version (German DVD): 9 sec
US Version (US DVD): 54 sec




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