Heat

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Heat 1995

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skeptoid's picture

I've been trying to find the rumoured director's cut of this film. So far no luck.

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Cahu's picture

What scene is it rumoured to have?

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skeptoid's picture

You know I never actually looked to find out. Now I have: 

Only two small lines in two different scenes had to go, while one was replaced with an alternate shot and the other was simply removed from the sound track. The removed line by Diane Verona is a little fustian and pretty badly spoken, which is probably why it had to be removed according to Mann; Pacino's removed commentary at his burst towards Hank Azaria is probably supposed to enhance the priceless expression on the latter one's face, this short, silent moment actually does make a bigger impression than the additional comment by Pacino in the theatrical cut. 

There actually aren't any more changes beside these two small ones; assumptions that pop up again and again in several film- & DVD- (resp. Blu-Ray-) forums, that there were e.g. completely different shots used in the restaurant scene or additional shots of policemen were implemented just before the shooting in front of the bank proved themselves simply wrong. 
Next to the hardly existing contentual differences, the Blu-Ray version unfortunately doesn't even improve on the quality side, which film fans might have wished for. Even considering the age of the movie and the fact that, comparing the DVD and the Blu-Ray, you can of course see an obvious difference in Image & Sound, a little more effort could have been made transferring.

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Cahu's picture

Despite the evident attempt at answering my question, I found the experience of reading your comment confusing and underwhelming. You still get a +1 for your time.

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skeptoid's picture

That's not my comment that's the only comment I could find on the internet that explains what's different about the director's cut which is essentially nothing.

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eh's picture

What made this movie to me and what won many awards for sound and direction was the bank robbery scene that starts at 1:37:43 and ends at 1:49:30. It even inspired the two fucksticks who started the 1997 North Hollywood shootout with police while in body armour, wrapped in kevlar bands, and armed with assault rifles.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-E4_wDQFky0

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PizzaBoi's picture

seriously, without those two jerkwads, the police wouldn't be so goddamn militarized today.

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