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Friday the 13th - A new Beginning

Comparison:

  • Theatrical Version
  • US TV Version
Release: Apr 19, 2020 - Author: brainbug1602 - Translator: Asphyxia - external link: IMDB
This is a comparison between the Theatrical Version (US Blu-ray from Paramount) and the US TV version (TNT).

Traumatized by the events of his past, the now 18-year-old Tommy ends up in the Pinehurst Halfway House therapy facility. The contact to the other teenagers is difficult for him, so that Tommy remains withdrawn in himself. It comes to a brutal murder as the obese Joey tries to make friends with the aggressive Vic. When Joey gives him a candy bar, Vic freaks out and beats him down with an axe. In the course of the next few days there are more brutal murders. Has Jason returned or is Tommy the killer?

The fifth part of the Friday of the 13th franchise was supposed to be a new beginning. For the first time the movie doesn't tie in directly with its predecessor and instead of Jason someone else is behind the hockey mask. Otherwise, the movie stays true to the tradition when the teenagers are murdered in turn. When it comes to violence and sex, the movie even adds a little extra. With 22 dead in 92 minutes there is little time for character development, when on average every 4 minutes someone bites the dust. Many of the characters degenerate into nothing more than simple cannon fodder, be it the mother & son redneck team, the funny guy who is hired by them and disappears just as quickly as he did, or Reggie's brother Demon (who came up with the name?), who has to step down after a short tap visit to the toilet. Years later director Danny Steinmann said that he shot a porno in the forest but many of the scenes didn't end up in the film. This refers to the scene in which Tina and Eddie go to the forest for sex and drug use. So the fifth part isn't a highlight of the franchise despite the high body count, especially since the final twist at the end is so crazy and hard to explain.

On US Television an edited version of the film was shown on TNT. Nude scenes, swear words and violent scenes were rigorously removed from the film but in some places some alternative material was added. For example, there are more harmless variations of the murder scenes to be seen, alternative shots in which swear words are avoided or nude scenes are exchanged. Unfortunately there are no completely new scenes to be found like in some other movies for the US TV evaluation.

Image comparison:

US TV version:



Theatrical version:



Runtimes:

US TV version: 84:42 min. (TV)
Theatrical version: 92:17 min. (KF)
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[00:03:29][00:03:41]

In the theatrical version the machete can be seen longer in the belly of the man.



KF: 0.5 sec.


[00:03:30][00:03:42]

When the man falls backwards, the TV version shows an alternative shot in which no blood runs out of his mouth.

TV:



KF:



TV: 2 sec.
KF: 2 sec.


[00:03:32][00:03:44]

The TV version shows an alternative shot as Jason drives the screwdriver down the other man's throat.

TV:



KF:



TV: 1 sec
KF: 1 sec.


[00:03:56][00:04:08]

In the TV version the shot is continued and you can see Jason pulling the machete out of the man's stomach. He looks at Tommy.



The theatrical version shows a close-up of Jason pulling the machete out of the stomach. Then another shot as he looks at Tommy.



TV: 10 sec.
KF: 10 sec.


[00:05:09][00:05:21]

The TV version shows an alternative, shorter shot of the caregiver looking at the sex magazine. The theatrical version clearly shows the naked women.

TV:



KF:



TV: 2 sec.
KF: 8 sec.


[00:08:38][00:08:55]

The TV version cuts on Tommy as the caregiver wants him out.



The theatrical version shows a different shot of Tommy. After that, the caregiver can be seen earlier.

Nurse: "No? Beautiful. Sit there. I don't give a shit."



TV: 3 sec.
KF: 7 sec.


[00:09:11][00:09:32]

In the TV version, Tommy gets out of the car. The caregiver means "Anytime, doll."



The theatrical version shows an alternative shot. The caregiver also says "Anytime, doll", but then lets his tongue slide up- and down.



TV: 7 sec.
KF: 8 sec.


[00:15:22][00:15:44]

After Sheriff Tucker has brought the kids back, a sentence from him is missing as he talks to Matt.

Tucker: "They were screwing their heads off, Matt."



KF: 2 sec.


[00:15:41][00:16:05]

The TV version shows a different shot as Ethel comes to Tucker.

Tucker: "My, don't you look lovely today."
Ethel: "You shut up! Now, sheriff I want you to hear me and I want you to hear me good."



Tucker: "My, don't you look lovely today."
Ethel: "Horseshit! Now, sheriff, you better hear me and hear me good."



TV: 5 sec.
KF: 5 sec.


[00:16:09][00:16:33]

Ethel can be seen longer in the theatrical version. The part of the sentence (in brackets) is missing in the TV version.

Ethel: "Would you shut [the fuck] up?"



Cameracut towards her son.



She turns back to the Sheriff and the teenagers.

Ethel: "Now, I'm gonna tell all of you: You mark my words, the next little bastard comes near my farm I'm gonna blow your fucking brains out. You hear me? Don't you come near me, sheriff? I've warned you."



The TV version shows alternative material instead.

Ethel's son can be seen.



She turns back to the Sheriff and the teenagers.

Ethel: "Now, I'm gonna tell all of you: You mark my words, the next little pervert comes near my farm I'm gonna blow your brains out. You hear me?"



TV: 14 sec.
KF: 20 sec.


[00:16:35][00:17:04]

The TV version shows the sheriff and the teenagers applauding. Pam says the party is over.



In the theatrical version Ethel shows the stinky finger before they drive away. The young people begin to applaud. Pam says the party is over.



TV: 6 sec.
KF: 6 sec.


[00:18:39][00:19:08]

When Joey offers his candy bar, Violet answers "Joey!" in the TV version.



The theatrical version shows a different shot in which she says "piss off!".



TV: 2 sec.
KF: 2 sec.


[00:18:47][00:19:16]

The TV version cuts on Joey as he apologizes to the two girls.

Joey: "I'm sorry, you two. Really, I can do laundry great."



In the theatrical version, the scene continues.

Violet: "Fuck!"
Joey: "I'm sorry, you two. Really, I can do laundry great."



TV: 3 sec.
KF: 4 sec.


[00:20:40][00:21:09]

In the theatrical version, Vic takes another swing and hits Joey with an axe.



KF: 2 sec.


[00:21:09][00:21:40]

In the theatrical version the camera movement begins with the covered corpse of Joey.



KF: 7 sec.


[00:21:46][00:22:23]

The TV version shows a different shot from the paramedic as he removes the cloth.



In the theatrical version, Joey's corpse can be seen including the severed arm.



TV: 1 sec
KF: 3 sec.


[00:21:53][00:22:32]

In the TV version, the paramedic says, "Well, I'll be damned."



In the theatrical version he pops a bubble of chewing gum and says "bunch of pussies."



TV: 5 sec.
KF: 5 sec.


[00:22:15][00:22:54]

The theatrical version cuts onto the dead Joey, then you can see Roy earlier laying the cloth over him.



KF: 2 sec.


[00:22:24][00:23:06]

In the theatrical version you can see Vinnie looking for tools in the trunk to repair the car.

Vinnie: "I'm telling you, Pete, this is bullshit! This really sucks!"
Pete: "Just do it. Fix it, man! Those cunts aren't gonna wait all night."

Vinnie opens the hood.

Vinnie: "Oh, fuck! This is a [mess]."



KF: 18 sec.


[00:22:33][00:23:33]

The TV version cuts short on Pete, who straightens his hair.

Vinnie: "You fix it!"



In the theatrical version, Vinnie continues to swear.

Vinnie: "You're the one who keeps fucking around with this thing so get off your ass and fix it!"

TV: 3 sec
KF: 5 sec.


[00:22:45][00:23:47]

In the TV version you can see Vinnie putting the tool on the car.



In the theatrical version, he says "You are an asshole!" to Pete instead.



TV: 2 sec.
KF: 3 sec.


[00:23:11][00:24:13]

When Pete gets out of the car, he says, "I gotta take a crap." This sentence is missing in the TV version. Vinnie answers with "Crap, my ass!
In the TV version Vinnie says "I refuse to do this" instead.

Image for classification:



No time difference


[00:23:19][00:24:21]

Vinnie takes off his jacket, and he swears.

Vinnie: "Fucking asshole!"



KF: 4 sec.


[00:24:04][00:25:11]

Dialogue censorship when Pete sees the rabbit.

Pete: "Oh, you little [fuck]."

Image for classification:



No time difference.


[00:24:16][00:25:23]

Vinnie's shouts another "douche bag".

Vinnie: "[What are you doing], douche bag?"



KF: 1 sec.


[00:24:33][00:25:40]

The torch can be seen longer in Vinnie's mouth.



KF: 1 sec.


[00:24:56][00:26:04]

Pete sings a bit longer in the car, than he tries to start it.

Pete: "You fucked up again. It ain't starting. I'm gonna kick your ass, kick your ass. Come on, now. Come on, everybody, this ain't starting. Come on, motherfucker, fix the fucking car. Come on. You fucked up again, you asshole."



KF: 16 sec.


[00:25:04][00:26:28]


The TV version shows an alternative shot of Pete. His head is pushed back and a knife is pushed to his throat.



The theatrical version instead shows several shots in which his throat is cut.



TV: 6 sec.
KF: 16 sec.


[00:29:17][00:30:50]

Violet adds "asshole."



KF: 1 sec.
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