Release: Oct 17, 2014 - Author: Muck47 - Translator: Tony Montana - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Compared are the TV Version (US premiere on 03/16/2014 on AMC) and the longer Extended Version (US Blu-ray by Anchor Bay)
- 1 difference
- No length difference
Due to commercial breaks on AMC, there is a black screen for 2 to 3 seconds every now and then. The slight differences to the TV Version resulting from that are not going to be mentioned in the following comparison but they explain the slightly bigger difference regarding the running time information.
Besides tiny cuts for any worldwide Blu-ray release and a shorter version of the Pilot, there are no further different versions of the iconic zombie show. But this changes with the release of season 4 because the Blu-ray contains two exclusive Extended Versions - as advertized on the front cover. Furthermore, there is a thrid episode which is a little different: the choice of words is more direct in a key scene.
Unlike the two others episodes of season 4, the here compared episode 4x16 "A" doesn't contain any additional footage. And yet, there is an interesting difference that justifies its own comparison. In the finale, Rick makes a comment that contains the F-word in the comic. While bloody violence is no big deal in American TV shows (perfectly illustrated by the marginally altered show Hannibal in order to the get the TV-14 rating, nudity is huge problem and so is swearing - even on basic cable channels such as AMC. Consequently, that particular scene needed to be altered. In the alternate take, Rick uses the rather harmless "screwing" in the US TV Version (and probably in any other TV Version worldwide). The Blu-ray contains the original take where Rick uses the term "fucking".
Time index refers to
US TV Version / Extended Version Blu-ray
As usual for the AMC broadcast, the TV Version starts with a recap. Not considered in the process of calculating the length difference.
+ 28.4 sec
42:33-42:39 / 42:13-42:19
Alternate take of Rick, right before the end credits start.
TV Version: "They're screwing with the wrong people."
Blu-ray: "They're fucking with the wrong people."