Release: Apr 10, 2013 - Author: Muck47 - Translator: DaxRider123 - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Comparison between the TV Version (taken from the Blu-ray) and the Extended Version (taken from the British DVD)
- 7 differences, two of these with alternate footage
- Difference in time: 38.7 sec
Almost every episode of this sitcom classic were released in an extended version on the US DVDs. For TV some cuts were done in order to trim the episodes to the usual format, however, some censoring can be found as well. In Great Britain, only the TV versions were released on DVD at first yet the newer "15th Anniversary Edition" contains the extended episodes as well and was used as a comparison here.
The new Blu-ray release is identical all around the world and contains – only the TV Versions, the extensions can also not be found in the bonus material. People interested in buying the series now have to decide: Longer episodes or better picture quality? The latter is really great on Blu-ray, rescanning of the original 35mm tape led to a brilliant picture and it is now also in the 16:9 format with more information on the side of the picture. On the other hand, about 2 minutes are missing per episode.
Episode 1x20 ("The One With The Evil Orthodontist") again is just roughly half a minute longer and thus only adds minor details to the story. The most interesting bit is probably the extended phone call with the neighbor who constantly watches Monica's apartment.
The black screen after the opening credits is slightly longer in the TV Version.
+ 2 sec
The dialogue was extended. The sentences in brackets are just there for your orientation and can also be heard in the TV Version.
Chandler: "(I am telling you, years from now, schoolchildren will study it as one of the greatest first dates of all time.)"
Phoebe: "Oh, yay!"
Chandler: "I’ll say yay! (It was unbelievable!)"
While the TV Version immediately shows Chandler on the phone, the Extended Version starts the scene earlier and we see him picking up the phone.
Chandler takes some notes.
Chandler: "And then with authority, hang up."
Ross: "Would you just leave her the message all ready?"
Chandler: "Ok, fine, all right."
The TV Version fades to black and then fades to the next scene with Chandler waiting in front of his telephone (this is just the usual commercial break).
In the Extended Version there's instead a fade to some additional exterior shots.
The Extended Version is 0.8 sec longer.
We see an entirle alternative take when Mindy talks to Rachel (also during the cut to Rachel). Most of their dialogue is identical, however, at the beginning of the conversation there are two new sentenes.
We only wrote down this new beginning and the first few following words which are identical for both versions and thus wirtten in brackets: "Oh, God! Oh, ok. I'm just going to ask you this once, and I want a straight answer. Not like the time when I asked you if those red Capri pants made my ass look big. (Now, I know things have been weird lately...)"
The Extended Version is 3.1 sec longer.
The phone conversation with the voyeur-neighbor is a little longer.
Chandler: "Did she mention me?"
Joey listens to the conversation on the phone.
Joey: "She wants to know why you tie the towel around your head."
Chandler explains what is going on to the group
Chandler (nervously): "It's a leave-in conditioner, ok!" - then he gets back on the phone: "It's a leave-in conditioner!"
In the Extended Rachel asks something: "What is with you and Aruba? I mean, do you have like a deal with airlines?"
Subsequently you at first see another shot of Mindy and Barry.
In the TV Version you instead see another short shot of Rachel looking rather annoyed. Subsequently the side view of her is shown way earlier (and from a different angle than in the Extended Version, which shows the side view later than the TV Version).
The Extended Version is 3.8 sec longer.