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Old 04-16-2010, 10:17 AM
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Default The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Up for pre-order at Amazon for July 12th. Link

Any chance of there being any 'special editions' of this movie from other vendors?
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Coming stateside 6/6:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS.../dvdaficionado
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Old 04-16-2010, 04:58 PM
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thanks! I like the cover better on the UK version. I was hoping a vendor in the US/UK would have a special edition/version that would help decide where I buy it.
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Old 04-17-2010, 10:15 AM
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The version from Germany (no English language) was released a few weeks ago, and the cover of the UK version is definitely more appealing. Apparently some releases of the BD may also be cut, while others are not. Just FYI
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The version from Germany (no English language) was released a few weeks ago, and the cover of the UK version is definitely more appealing. Apparently some releases of the BD may also be cut, while others are not. Just FYI
Any more solid information on the cutting? Eg, which ones?
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Old 04-17-2010, 09:29 PM
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Hi there,

I wish I knew which ones were cut. Someone from Norway told me that the TV movie was cut to be on BD. But I didn't investigate any further as I already have the German BD.

However, his comment in the discussion group to which I belong was as follows:

"The extended tv versions of the trilogy was shown on Swedish broadcasting over
easter. I forgot all about it, but it will be shown here in Norway as well. All
three movies are about 45-50 minutes longer in the TV cuts.

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All the best!
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Old 04-17-2010, 11:34 PM
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According to IMDB, there are two versions of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo:

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152 min | Sweden:180 min (extended version)
The Nordic BD's feature runtime is 2h:32m:34s. In my understanding that is the theatrical cut of the movie. The longer version is probably an extended version for TV. This movie was released theatrically first so it's not like the BD was cut down from a longer TV version as it's just based on the theatrical version.

There's a Dutch BD (afaik not English friendly) that's supposed to have the the longer cut (freerecordshop states it as 1080i, the Nordic release is 1080p24 (24 instead of 23.976)):

http://www.freerecordshop.nl/films/m...-5425019004071

Part 2 is coming out in Holland in May, it's also said to be an extended edition:

http://www.freerecordshop.nl/films/m...-5425019004668
http://www.cosmox.nl/film/de-vrouw-d...-5425019004668

I think all the other releases so far are based on the theatrical cut. If some releases are censored it's a different issue, there's some material in the first movie that might be risking censorship in some countries. I have the Swedish BD release and I've not seen the longer cut of the movie.

I've read that the 2nd and 3rd movies were originally planned for TV but because of the popularity for the original movie, they got theatrical releases also. It might be that they were shortened for the theatrical releases from the originally planned length. I felt the 2nd could have been helped by some additional material... The theatrical and Nordic BD runtimes of 2nd and 3rd movies are 129 min and 148 min so they are not that short either.

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Hmm, I generally go for extended versions where possible... I wonder if they will ever see an English subtitled release.

I hear Fincher is doing a remake too.
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The first movie's OAR is 2.35:1, but the Freerecordshop's entry says the Dutch extended version is 1.78:1, I wonder if that's correct. If so, it might be that the longer TV-version is additionally in a different aspect ratio.

The first movie looks very nice in 2.35:1.
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Old 04-18-2010, 04:28 AM
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Some info on the Dutch BD (Extended TV Version):

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The Extended Version, High Definition 1.78:1 1080i50:

The version on the Blu-ray is The Extended Version "of the film. This is the longer version for TV production consisting of two parts each about 90 minutes (Part 1: 89.13 and Part 2: 89.13). This is a whopping 27 minutes longer than the theatrical version. This is including an additional beginning and end credits, plus a look back at the beginning of Part 2. The image size is also adapted to the European standard for high definition TV broadcasts.

This one has also opted for an "Open Matte Transfer", and not a Pan & Scan version of the original 2.39:1 aspect ratio movies. This means that above and below more image is visible. Naturally this is not the aspect ratio that the director originally intended. For a close-up is no more close-ups when suddenly a lot of space on the top and bottom can be seen, and the actor just now in the middle of the image.

Part 2 and Part 3 are given the same treatment. It is intended that the three movies for television in 6 parts of 90 minutes are cut. This is in the past with "Das Boot" did.
http://www.dvd-home.nl/index.php?opt...tid=99:blu-ray
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