Release: Mar 17, 2011 - Author: Blade41 - Translator: Gladion - 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 has 1 additional scene of 2:01 minutes.
Former president Charles Logan talks to Jason Pillar in a car. They talk about Logan wanting his reputation and he doesn't want anybody to stand in between him and his return to politics.
Pillar says that the appointment for the speech at Columbia was a lucky coincidence - Logan answers that there was no such thing as luck, only the willingness to grasp a good opportunity. Pillar realizes that a famous man had once said that - was it Sunzu? Logan answers it was Charles Logan and the two laugh.
Pillar notices the break was a good thing for Logan, and he agrees. He says he didn't feel this strong since his political start in California. Pillar says this was only the beginning of his political renaissance, as soon as he will present the peace treaty, he will be honored both in Washington and in Bidar as a hero. Logan says this sounded great and there may be finally an official welcome in his president's library after all this was over.
Pillar wants to know if Taylor went with this and Logan says that she had no other choice, after all. Novakovich will show less responsive, Pillar thinks. Logan says that he is just a corruptible politician as he was a corruptible KGB-functionary. Logan knew him from when he performed eavesdropping in Aserbaidjan. He doesn't think Novakovich will provide an obstacle. He also know that Logan would never hesitate to directly talk to Suvarov.
In the meantime, Pillar receives a message on his phone.
He says their contact in the hotel writes he successfully received the message of their visit. Logan proposes letting Novakovich sweat for a few minutes and then he will have no other choice than following Logan's proposal. Pillar asks if he didn't think Novakovich would assume they'd do that, but Logan doesn't. He thinks that he will, at most, expect a regular blackmail-attempt. Photographs from his vacation with his lover in Odessa. Photographs of his son taking drugs in some club in Moscow. Logan says he doesn't think that Novakovich beleives they had knowledge like this.
Pillar proposes making a contingency plan, but Logan says this wasn't neccessary. He waited for too long to trust chance - everything was going according to plan. He says he waited long for the right time to reveal this information in hopes of a resurrection of his political career and to finally regain his country's appreciation.
He continues after a short pause, saying he wouldn't let this plan fail.
Having taken another short pause, he says that he couldn't.