Wednesday, April 4, 2012

I Demand the Original Theatrical Cut of Dumb & Dumber on Bluray!

With the news that Dumb & Dumber 2 will be filming by the end of 2012, my blood began to boil.  No, not because this may ruin the memories of the original, but the fact that the original was already ruined.  This movie is such a classic that it was easily a movie to double dip and 'upgrade' my DVD to.  What I didn't realize that from my "original" DVD to the "unrated" bluray was that the movie was butchered in the process.

Everything added to this version makes the movie...worse.  Either jokes that are far from funny or odd scenes that dont work - that or even retract from the characters or plotline of the movie.  I'll mention 3 of the many new additions that bother me:

1 - Spitting in the Burger
When seabass spits in the burger, we now actually see the spit.  Comedy is about timing and the original cut away just before it happened, which made it gross.  With the uncut version, we see him spit and thus, ruin the comedy.  And then seabass takes the burger with him?  Why?  Urgh.

2 - Hot Tub Talk
At the romance hotel, Jim Carrey listens to sex in the room next door.  Then he and Harry talk about sex. This scene ruins the characters for me on top of adding NO JOKES.  URGH.

3 - Seabass and his hot gay sex
You know the joke where Jim Carrey is in the bathroom at the wrong time?  And he thinks someone is going to break the door down to rape him? But then it turns out to be SEABASS instead (IE - someone who wants to kill him instead?)  Funny right?  The uncut version.... SEABASS was the one who wrote the note!  This is a spot he frequents to for sex!  Urgh.  URRRGGGHHH!

Whoever edited the original film should win an oscar, if not, be filthy rich.  The film was improved and turned into a comic GEM from a scramble of jokes and situations.  It makes you appreciate what editing and scene choice/selection can do for a movie, let alone jokes.

When I saw this new version I was broken.  I will never be able to erase it out of my head no matter how many times I watched (and continue to re-watch) the original.  I quickly sold my bluray and re-bought the original DVD.

Please, for everything that is true and good in the world, RE-RELEASE Dumb & Dumber on Bluray and include the theatrical version!

3 comments:

CaptainClorox said...
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7803cd76-9009-11e1-8684-000bcdcb2996 said...

How DARE you insult the holy slice of Americana that is the Blue-Ray!! I'm not defending the movie, I'm defending the CRIME that is GETTING RID of a blue-ray movie! SERIOUSLY?? Do you KNOW how realistic and lifelike Blue-Ray looks compared to the original?? Do you know how things SOUND on a BLUE-RAY compared to some 90s relic that is the "dvd"?? Do you even APPRECIATE how SPECIAL EFFECTS like explosions and lazers look on Blue-Ray as compared to DVD'Oh ??? How DARE YOU sir! Why dont you just dump all the blue-rays in the world and just go with 1930s film reels?? Get with the times Grandpa- Blu-Ray is NOW, its HIP, is TODAY, its HOT! Selling a Blu-Ray. Czrist, why dont you just take a big DUMP on Spielberg, or Bay, or Tarantino, or Jules Jordan, or any of the rest of all the great directors of movies that you aspired to be like in your not so long ago college years!!!
Shame on you traitor! You dont get rid of a Blu-Ray, you write a letter to the studio and ask them to RE-re-release the ORIGINAL movie, in Blu-Ray. And then, you buy THAT one. I myself burned all my original DVDs years ago and had them replaced with Blu-Rays. Why? Because I live in the HERENOW, like everyone else!!
What the Hell is wrong with you?? I hope you're proud of yourself about making America cry. Terrorist.

7803cd76-9009-11e1-8684-000bcdcb2996 said...

How DARE you insult the holy slice of Americana that is the Blue-Ray!! I'm not defending the movie, I'm defending the CRIME that is GETTING RID of a blue-ray movie! SERIOUSLY?? Do you KNOW how realistic and lifelike Blue-Ray looks compared to the original?? Do you know how things SOUND on a BLUE-RAY compared to some 90s relic that is the "dvd"?? Do you even APPRECIATE how SPECIAL EFFECTS like explosions and lazers look on Blue-Ray as compared to DVD'Oh ??? How DARE YOU sir! Why dont you just dump all the blue-rays in the world and just go with 1930s film reels?? Get with the times Grandpa- Blu-Ray is NOW, its HIP, is TODAY, its HOT! Selling a Blu-Ray. Czrist, why dont you just take a big DUMP on Spielberg, or Bay, or Tarantino, or Jules Jordan, or any of the rest of all the great directors of movies that you aspired to be like in your not so long ago college years!!!
Shame on you traitor! You dont get rid of a Blu-Ray, you write a letter to the studio and ask them to RE-re-release the ORIGINAL movie, in Blu-Ray. And then, you buy THAT one. I myself burned all my original DVDs years ago and had them replaced with Blu-Rays. Why? Because I live in the HERENOW, like everyone else!!
What the Hell is wrong with you?? I hope you're proud of yourself about making America cry. Terrorist.