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Old 07-19-2011, 02:24 AM
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Freaks (1932)

Has anyone seen the director (Tod Browning's) cut of this? I've only seen the commercial 64minute version and heard that it was originally a longer film. Does anyone know of anything extra that I didn't see?
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Old 07-19-2011, 05:36 AM
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Has anyone seen the director (Tod Browning's) cut of this? I've only seen the commercial 64minute version and heard that it was originally a longer film. Does anyone know of anything extra that I didn't see?
i think i watched the full uncut but was ages ago,i did not like the movie the ending was awful,but that's my veiw.
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Old 07-19-2011, 10:34 AM
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Yeah I actually watched it the other night with my pristine copy of London at Midnight.

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Has anyone seen the director (Tod Browning's) cut of this? I've only seen the commercial 64minute version and heard that it was originally a longer film. Does anyone know of anything extra that I didn't see?
Browning's original version included many more comedic scenes (including one of Prince Randian, the "Human Torso", not only lighting his cigarette, but rolling it, too), a longer climax featuring the freaks attacking Cleo and Hercules, implying castration on the latter, and an additional scene during the epilogue showing Hercules singing soprano. The only venue to ever show the uncut film was the Fox Theatre in San Diego. And most of those scenes are now considered lost, which as much of a bummer that is, it's still a great, absolutely singular film.
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Thank you all for your help with this-I hope those additional scenes (which sound great thanks fortunato) have not been lost-I really really enjoyed this and hope I can get to see more looking forward to hunting the uncut version down!
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:23 PM
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Yeah I actually watched it the other night with my pristine copy of London at Midnight.

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Scoring one point for Ferox.

You barely got it though- it was too easy.

And I should take the point away for incorrectly titling London After Midnight.
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I've walked right into a trap I see-goodness I even sent a PM and asked ferox if London after midnight was the same film as meeting at midnight-is that the film he meant?
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:36 PM
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No- London After Midnight is the most infamous lost movie. There have been several hoaxes over the years claiming to have found it, but they've all been exposed.

There is no such thing as a "director's cut" of Freaks. There was an original cut, that didn't test well, so it was shortened for general release. The footage has been lost for 80 years. You're not going to find it by snooping around on the internet.

Miracles can happen though- as seen by the recent uncovering of additional footage for Metropolis.
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Scoring one point for Ferox.

You barely got it though- it was too easy.

And I should take the point away for incorrectly titling London After Midnight.
Jeez you are too hard on me :(

I actually just realised it wasn't a typo and I've been calling it the wrong title all along.
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