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1.03 Cloudy, With a Chance of Mayhem

Comparison:

  • Amazon Prime (Starz)
  • Original Version
Release: Jul 31, 2018 - Author: Muck47 - Translator: Tony Montana - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Compared are the censored Amazon Prime Version (e.g. available on Amazon UK or Amazon Germany since July) and the uncensored US Original Version (available via Video on Demand on Audience Network since August 2017)


- 6 cuts
- Length difference: 35.1 sec



In 2014, Stephen King published his latest novel Mr. Mercedes which is about a killer who drove straight into a crowd and who is now being hunted by some washed-up detective. Said detective, Bill Hodges, then got to work two further cases in 2015 and 2016. In August 2017, Mr. Mercedes premiered on Audience Network. The mini series is an adaption of the very first novel. Since July 2018, a bigger audience gets to watch the quite decent mini series on the Starz channel on Amazon Prime - for instance in the UK or Germany.

While there is a lot of violence missing in the pilot episode (comparison), hence the huge length difference, most of the further episodes are identically equal. In episode 2, there are no differences whatsoever. As for the here compared episode 3 (Cloudy, With a Chance of Mayhem), there is a length difference of approx. 30 seconds. Once again, Brady's mom stands out with sexual actions - both with some stranger via flashback and also with her son Brady - and some pretty graphic animation was also too much.



Time index refers to
Amazon Prime / Original Version
Additional Audience Network logo at the very beginning of the Original Version.
Not considered as length difference.

4 sec




Alternate
02:44-02:47 / 02:48-02:51

In the Original Version, the medium long shot of Deborah having sex on the couch is longer & the shot of Brady watching starts earlier as well.
The Amazon Prime Version contains a closer resp. less explicit shot.

no difference

Amazon PrimeOriginal Version




03:32 / 03:36-03:39

The two of them earlier.

2.8 sec




Alternate
03:36-03:37 / 03:43-03:44

Alternate shot before the end of the flashback. The naked butt does not appear to be an option in the Amazon Prime Version hence the closer angle.

no difference

Amazon PrimeOriginal Version




30:42 / 30:49-31:10

Once again, Brady having fun on the computer has been censored: Subsequent to an additional shot of Hodges, the animated version of him abuses some girl on the computer screen: "Whoa! Now your head's up my ass. And it feels good, baby! Move it around a little, make it squirm. Oh, yeah, baby. Oh, yeah, baby, just like that. Oh, my God, you're an animal. Use that tongue some. Hard. Oh, yes."

20.9 sec




45:50 / 46:18-46:23

Deborah's hand longer in Brady's pants.

5.8 sec




45:59 / 46:33-46:38

At the beginning of the shot, Brady pulls the blanket over his crotch.

5.6 sec