Release: Nov 30, 2014 - Author: Eiskaltes Grab - Translator: Mr Miau - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Compared are the cut episodes on the US DVD by Lions Gate/FOX and the uncut episodes on the German DVD by Warner Home Video.
8 cuts = 2 minutes and 51 seconds.
3 alternate scenes = 6 seconds.
There is no need to make many words about the hilarious TV show "ALF". You doesn't know it has at least heard of it even though it has been quite some time since something new from the ALF universe was released. Anyway, the show consists of 4 seasons and aired in the late 80s and early 90s. Furthermore, there are two animated series ("ALF: The Animated Series" & ALF Tales) and a motion picture from the mid 90s.
As to the US Versions, a few minutes of each episode were cut for syndication in order to show more commercials. Unfortunately, these syndication versions were also released on DVD. Understandably, the fans were disappointed that the DVDs do not contain the uncut episodes. Whether or not the uncut episodes will be released one day (perhaps on Blu-ray?) is the million dollar question.
The intro is missing at the beginning and was moved to a later position instead.
Alf can be seen decorating the cake longer.
In the Uncut, the camera shows Alf's cake, whereas the US Version shows Alf continuously instead.
No difference in running time
The US Version now shows the intro, of course as always lacking the two shots of Alf opening a door before going through and trying to grab for the cake in the fridge.
Willie: I'm just going to go brush my teeth!
Katherine: Alf, if you'd told us about this earlier we might have been able to change our plans, but...
Alf: Hey, it's okay! We'll just celebrate your anniversary without you! What do you say, Lynn? It'll just be you, me and Brian!
Lynn: Sure! I'm not hungry, but it sounds like fun!
Brian: Ready, Mom!
Alf: Brian, party tonight! Be there or be square!
Brian: I can't! I'm sleeping over at Scott's tonight! His turtle died, and we're gonna flush him down the toilet!
Alf: You're gonna skip a party to flush a turtle?
Brian: I get to pull the handle!
A car sounds its horn.
Brian: That's Scott's mom! I gotta go!
Katherine: Give me a Kiss! The two kiss goodbye and Brian leaves the house.
Alf: So, Lynn, looks like it'll be tea for two!
Lynn: Hey, Mom, if I don't have to babysit Brian then I can go to Julie's house, right?
Katherine: Oh, I guess so!
Alf: What's she flushing?
Lynn: Nothing! She just broke up with her boyfriend and needs someone to eat ice cream with!
Alf: Why don't you just invite her here?
Alf: Oh, yeah, right! It's the old "if someone sees the alien they'll turn him in" excuse! It's beginning to wear a little thin!
Lynn: I'll bring you some ice cream!
Alf: Think you could buy me off with food! Make it rum saisin!
Lynn: I'll see you after the play!
Katherine: Okay, honey!
The two say goodbye and Lynn also leaves the house.
Alf: Looks like it's just me and the coquilles St. Jacques!
Katherine: I'm sorry, Alf!
Willie: I think I got most of it! My teeth aren't glowing, are they?
Katherine: Willie, Lynn went over to a friend's house! I didn't think about whether we should leave Alf by himself!
Alf: Did I mention the fondue flambe?
Willie: I don't see why we shouldn't trust him!
Alf: An the sizzling fajitas?
Katherine: I guess we should stay!
Willie: These tickets cost 100 Dollars apiece!
Katherine: He'll be fine!
The US Version shows an exterior shot of the Tanner's house.
US Version: 3 sec.
Uncut: 124 sec.
Willie helps Brian doing his homeworl:
Willie: No, no! "Subtract" means to take away! "Plus" means to add!
The camera pans to Alf cutting his nails. The US Version shows another exterior shot of the Tanner's house.
US Version: 4 sec.
Uncut: 8 sec.
In the Uncut Version, Alf is walking away sadly with the others gazing after him. The US Version shows the shot of Katherine longer.
US Version: 2 sec.
Uncut: 4 sec.
Willie: Alf, how would you like... That's my sock!
Alf looks at Willie's sock, which he has pulled over his hand.
Willie: Oh, right!
Alf: Oh, do you?
Lynn: Well... I guess it would be like me never being able to leave the house, or to see anybody else for the rest of my life on this planet! That's terrible!
Alf: Hurts, doesn't it?
Lynn is standing in front of the door and talks to Alf, who has locked himself into the bathroom.
Lynn: We've only got three hours!
Alf: Where is the styling mousse?
Lynn: Top shelf!
Lynn is walking around the corner and turns to Alf.
Jody: Oh, I almost forgot! I made food!
Alf: Great! Good friends, good food! Tonight is kind of special!
There was a technical problem with the DVD for one minute here. Therefore, nothing can be said about any possible differences here.
Lynn is putting some more pressure on Alf to finally go home.