I read on here about a 'glaring edit' in this new release as well as the previous dvd release. What/where is it?
this must be a real crappy release because even wal-mart didnt even bother stocking this one and I will not buy ANY version of it(there are at least 3 between the 2 movie studios that released) until they actually make an effort to make a 'special edition' with documentaries, etc(NO not the stupid ones on the new release).
This edit happens after the scene in the kitchen where Carol Anne is seen sliding across the floor in a football helmet. Unfortuantely, this glaring edit is here to stay. Not many people know why this is there. This is not a fault of the editor. This was a glaring annoying thing due to circumstance. Originally the scene in the kitchen was longer and contained a line by Steve in which he states that he hates Pizza Hut. Obviously this wasnt meant to be a direct attack on the pizza chain but just an offhand comment by Steve during a crazy situation in his kitchen. However, word was the pizza chain was offended by its inclusion in the movie and threatened litigation if it was not removed from all prints. No one knows for sure whether this was removed during its theatrical run or before it or after it. I have read the original scene as shot and that glaring edit occurs just before Steve states he hates Pizza Hut. So, we can thank Pizza Hut for this glaring edit and not the editor. If they had not complained, this scene more than likely would be complete and the edit clean.
it doesn't have a single thing to do with Wal-Mart. All they do is sell it. They aren't the ones that got mad because Craig T. Nelson said 'I hate Pizza Hut' lol. And I did end up buying the thing. lol.
Unfortunately, The Blu-Ray suffers from the same butcher job of an "edit" that only someone asleep could miss. They cut the scene in the middle of a word and then we are at the neighbors talking about mosquitos. Could have cleaned it up a little.
Yes, they could have cleaned it up or changed it. Someone did a poor edit job when the scene could have easily been changed without such a jarring cut. Couldn't they have dubbed over Craig Nelson's line and had him say 'I don't want pizza' or 'Not pizza again?' It's so silly, the couple are chatting in the kitchen and then POOF they're on their neighbor's doorstep. Since the first time I saw this on vhs I knew something was odd about that. Then last year I learned about the whole Pizza Hut nonsense.
I don't think the line was in the theatrical version either. I saw it many times at the theater in the eighties and that line wasn't in there. And that abrupt cut was always there. I think the cut was for effect. Kind of like the neighbor would be caaght off guard by them showing up at his door. We were supposed to be caught off guard as well.