Compared are the US Version and the Spanish Extended Version - both available on the German Blu-ray by X-Rated
- 15 differences
- Lentgh difference: 80 sec (= 1:20 min)
Pieces is a nice little flick by Juan Piquer Simón who also directed the absurd but entertaining Slugs. The movie has been available on DVD for quite some time in Germany. That being said, in February 2017, a Blu-ray was released that does not only contain the already available Uncut Version (= US Version) but also the so-called Spanish Extended Version which is also available on the US Blu-ray released in 2016. The longer version from Spain is approx. 1 minute but it is a little disappointing: There is no additional violence and no additional nudity whatsoever. Instead, there are different credits and longer shots of doing a jigsaw puzzle and that is basically it. But see for yourself...
Time index refers to
US Version Blu-ray / Spanish Extended Version Blu-ray
02:10 / 02:10-02:18
A few Spanish credits with a black background (after the mother dies).
02:38 / 02:46-03:17
After ringing the door bell, further credits pop up.
02:50 / 03:29-03:48
Same here after the shot of little Timmy using the saw.
03:32 / 04:31-04:45
And here after the shot of the door.
US Version longer
04:26-05:41 / 05:38
The US Version on the other hands contains all credits without any footage in between (at the end of the flashback). Also, the credits are different.
+ 75.4 sec (= 1:15 min)
Subsequently, the language of the "40 years later" insert differs.
05:44 / 05:41-05:49
The shot of the dresser starts earlier. The US Version begins when the dresser is being opened.
08:24 / 08:29-08:57
The box cover longer plus the jigsaw puzzle earlier.
12:59 / 13:31-13:39
The dean's comment starts a little earlier.
16:06 / 16:46-17:09
The box is being opened sooner. Then it is time to do the jigsaw puzzle.
39:00 / 40:03-40:07
At the end of the shot, Mary turns her head to the reporter and the dead apologizes for being busy. The reporter claims it was really important and the dead wants to know what this was about.
39:04 / 40:11-40:16
The dean claims he did not know what Mary was talking about. Cut to Mary, then the dean asks her to tell him. Now Mary again. She asks if he knew.
51:38 / 52:50-52:58
The Bruce Lee rip-off on the ground for the very first time. Mary explains she had been attacked and there he was.
58:23 / 59:42-59:54
And again, more footage of doing the jigsaw puzzle at the end of the scene.
74:51 / 76:23-76:24
Holden a little longer on the phone. He says he was talking to some old guy who sounds as if he was going to kick the bucket any time soon.
As expected, the end credits differ as well.
US Version 12.7 sec longer