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John Wick: Chapter 4

The War of the Worlds


The Covenant


To Live and Die in L.A


1.04 Heat Wave


  • HD-Remastered
  • Original Version
Release: Jul 25, 2021 - Author: Muck47 - Translator: Mike Lowrey - external link: IMDB - more from this series

Comparison between the TV broadcast on German TV station Nitro on 10.04.2019 (22:50 / international HD master) and the German DVD (featuring the original version) by Kinowelt (FSK 12)

- 13 differences
- Runtime difference: 46,4 sec


In the comparison of the pilot episode, we have already summarized everything about the problems with the HD remastering of Baywatch, which is different in songs and also censored in nude scenes, at least right at the beginning.

In episode 1x04 (Heat Wave), the completely arbitrary seeming exchange of stand-up filler shots takes a little bit of an overabundance. Thus, a large part of the comparison is rather unspectacular, without a special scheme the setup deviates a little bit in several mounting scenes. However, the original version was also simply longer in two places and shows for example Craig's working place from the outside. Most of the runtime difference, however, comes from a completely removed, additional encounter of Eddie with the blonde Roxanne. Much more harmless than the cuts in the clearly sexually inspired scenes of the pilot episode, but here we can again speculate if the sequence, which is extensively staged with focus on the woman's body, might have been deliberately removed.

Two last remarks:
* The episodes were dubbed in NTSC speed and are also included on the German DVDs, although they are otherwise of course PAL standard. With Nitro, on the other hand, the episodes run at true PAL speed, which explains the even shorter running time.
* It should also be noted that we will not list the exchanged songs in detail.

Runtimes are ordered as follows: Nitro HD at PAL speed / FSK 12 DVD at NTSC speed

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As usual, the opening credits deviate and the credits afterwards were also revised. Not included in cut duration/quantity.

HD version 27.6 sec longer

07:08-07:51 / 06:58-07:43

When Eddie arrives at the beach club, exchanges looks with a blonde (Roxanne) lying there and then Trevor is joining him, the HD master curiously uses alternative takes throughout. Sometimes only recognizable by Eddie's different posture, sometimes completely different perspectives.

No time difference

HD master (Nitro) original version (German DVD)

07:58-08:00 / 07:51-07:59

In the HD-Master Trevor only leaves in the same shot.
In the original version, you see it from a different perspective and he says "Good morning" to Roxanne as he walks by.

Original version 6.5 seconds longer

HD master (Nitro) original version (German DVD)

09:52-09:58 / 09:56-10:02

After the view of the cars, the first two beach shots deviate.

No time difference

HD-Master (Nitro) original version (German DVD)

10:02-10:19 / 10:06-10:24

After two identical shots, a different aerial shot and other alternative material were used until the conversation between Hobie and Steve.

No time difference

HD-Master (Nitro) Original version (German DVD)

12:13 / 12:22-12:27

Before you see Craig at his desk, there is a shot of the building and the name plate.

5 sec

13:03-13:20 / 13:20-13:38

Again a different song and after two identical shots there's a completely new montage of beach scenes. Matching the snare, there are often several short cuts in both versions, but thanks to the different track they are also at different places. Occasionally, an identical shot can be found here, too, see penultimate picture.

The pranks of Mike and Ricky can be seen (despite the song is still playing) without any further reassembly.

No time difference

HD-Master (Nitro) Original version (German DVD)

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