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23rd Jul 2019

The Lion King (1994)

Question: I recently picked this film up on Blu-Ray, and I noticed a few small changes in the animation compared to the old VHS tape I had from the 90's. (Most noticeable being that a few bits in "I Just Can't Wait to be King" seemed entirely re-animated) When were these changes made? And has Disney made other similar changes in the Blu-Ray releases for their other films?

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Answer: Where as he doesn't give exacts on when, but Nostalgia Critic actually pointed out some of these things in his recent review of the film. Https://youtu.be/KnyHqxxsD8g He talks about it around the 5 minute mark. But he really only mentions that there are differences between the VHS and Blu-Ray editions of the film. My best guess is these changes were made for remastering it to look better on Blu-Ray.

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20th Jul 2019

Midsommar (2019)

Trivia: During the feast in which Christian finds a pubic hair inside of his food, look closely at the drinks on the table. While the camera never calls direct attention to this, if you look closely, Christian's drink is very slightly darker than everyone else's. Earlier in the film, the camera briefly passes over a mural that depicts a woman collecting menstrual blood in a cup. (Along with the image of a woman cutting off pubic hairs, like the one Christian found in his food.) It seems Christian's drink has been laced with something he didn't expect.

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Trivia: This movie is the first feature film directed by famed documentary director Joe Berlinger. His original director's cut of the film was much more ambiguous and less reliant on traditional Hollywood-style horror sequences. However, the studio forced him to reshoot several key sequences, add in new scenes and drastically re-edit the film to make it more marketable to mainstream audiences. Berlinger dislikes the version of the film released in theaters, and didn't direct another feature - film until Netflix's "Extremely Wicked, Shocking Evil and Vile," which was released almost 20 years later in 2019. (Though he continued to work as a documentary director in the meantime).

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Trivia: The directors of the original film had almost no involvement in the film, and were reportedly very unhappy with how it turned out. They wanted to wait a few years before making a sequel, while studio Artisan instead wanted to rush one out as quickly as possible.

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Revealing mistake: When the mutants all run to Xavier and the helicopter towards the end of the film, it's blatantly obvious the actors were filmed running on a green-screen and then comped into the scene. The lighting on the actors doesn't really match the background, and somewhat more noticeably, they also don't cast any shadows on the ground.

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Trivia: Frank Lengella took the role of Skeletor because his son was a big fan of the "He-Man" cartoon and action figures. He has since fondly spoken of the experience and called it one of his favorite parts he's ever played, since he could just have fun with the role.

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10th Jul 2019

A Dirty Shame (2004)

Trivia: After the film was given an NC-17 rating, director John Waters asked what he'd need to cut to get the film an R-rating. He was told by the ratings board that "after a while, we stopped taking notes." He was also told that the film would only be about 10 minutes long if he cut out everything they objected to. Waters and the studio then decided to simply release the film uncut with its NC-17 rating.

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10th Jul 2019

A Dirty Shame (2004)

Trivia: Co-star Suzanne Shepherd first read the script, and was absolutely horrified by the explicit sexual content. She broke down crying and begged to not do the film. However, she changed her mind when she met director John Waters, who managed to convince her to stay on.

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26th Jun 2019

Child's Play (2019)

Other mistake: Andy and his friends are watching "Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2" in one scene. However, the scenes they watch are completely out of order compared to the actual film.

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New this month Suggested correction: Actually this is simply a movie convention. When kids watch films onscreen, they deliberately only show the best bits of the film as oppose to just playing the film normally. Otherwise it would look dull and pointless.

Gavin Jackson

New this month Explaining why a mistake exists doesn't invalidate them. Skipping time or jump cuts is one thing, showing scenes from a movie kids are watching out of order, without a valid in-film reason, is still a mistake.

Bishop73

New this month The issue isn't that they aren't showing the whole movie. They did the right thing by just showing clips, since it illustrates a passage of time. The issue is that the clips they show are all out of order. (You'll see one from the ending of the movie, then one from the beginning, then another from the ending, then one from the middle, etc.) They could have just as easily shown a couple clips in order from throughout the film, and it would have worked, but they chose not to for some bizarre reason.

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26th Jun 2019

Child's Play (2019)

Deliberate mistake: When the creepy building handyman falls onto the table-saw, it slices what appears to be his leg (or possibly arm) clean off. Except the saw-blade wasn't big enough to go right through his entire thigh (or upper arm for that matter), though... it only sticks up a few inches.

TedStixon

26th Jun 2019

Child's Play (2019)

Deliberate mistake: In the handyman's room, we see he has cameras secretly set up in the various apartments to spy on neighbors. But the placement of the camera spying on Mrs. Norris' dining room is kind-of ridiculous. It appears to be sitting out in the open on her dining room table. Sure, the handyman is a pervert, but there's no way he could get a camera onto such a spot without it being totally obvious.

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26th Jun 2019

Child's Play (2019)

Stupidity: The climax takes place during the launch of the "Buddi 2," a hotly anticipated tech gadget. The entire film has been leading up this point, and it's a big deal that it's being launched. And yet, there are no more than maybe 20 people waiting. Not a mistake per se, but totally unrealistic compared to the huge crowds these sort-of launches typically bring in.

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24th Jun 2019

Child's Play (2019)

Trivia: The original "Child's Play/Chucky" film series is still in production at Universal (with a planned TV series in the works), as Universal had acquired the franchise rights after MGM released the original film. However, as MGM still technically owns the original film, they were allowed to remake it, so long as it included no references to any of the sequels, as the sequels belong to Universal. Various scenes and portions of the script had to be rewritten several times, as they were found to be too close to scenes from the Universal sequels.

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24th Jun 2019

Silent Hill (2006)

Trivia: Since her character was going to become increasingly dirty and distressed throughout the movie anyways, star Radha Mitchell eventually stopped washing her hair during production.

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24th Jun 2019

Us (2019)

Trivia: Spoilers: Among the video-tapes seen next to the TV after the opening credits are "C.H.U.D." and "The Goonies." This is quite relevant to the plot, in which it is revealed that the doppelgangers come from beneath the ground in a series of tunnels that used to be run by the government. "C.H.U.D." is about mutant creatures that live underground and have began to rise up and attack, like the doppelgangers, and "Goonies" takes place largely in underground tunnels and caverns, much like the film's climax.

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14th Jun 2019

Deadpool 2 (2018)

Question: Why is the man's groin blurred out in the fight-scene at the Japanese sauna? It's an R-rated movie (or unrated, depending on the cut of the film you watch), so it's not like they couldn't have shown it. The best I can figure is that it's a reference to the fact that genitals are blurred out in Japanese media due to "decency" laws. Is that what the joke was?

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Answer: It is a possibility. In Japan, the showing of a person's genital area and/or pubic hair is considered obscene.

Trivia: The original title for the film was "Goosebumps: HorrorLand," which was based on the original script, which would have been a different story set in a haunted theme-park populated by "Goosebumps" monsters. The script was eventually re-written to be a smaller, lower-budgeted story. The film was then retitled "Goosebumps: Slappy's Revenge." Finally, it was retitled again to its current title "Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween." (Although oddly enough, home video releases for the movie have dropped "Haunted Halloween" from the title and simply market the film under a much simpler fourth title - "Goosebumps 2").

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Trivia: During episode two, Chloe can open a cabinet in Frank's RV. Inside is a stash of dozens of cans of baked beans, which Chloe observes as an "insane amount of beans." This is an inside joke referencing a moment in the original game, in which the character Max can dump a plate of beans Frank is eating on the floor, causing Frank to have a complete meltdown. The moment subsequently became an internet meme, so the developers of this prequel threw in a nod to Frank's love for beans.

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30th May 2019

Sicario (2015)

Trivia: Originally, Alejandro was meant to have much more dialogue, and his tragic origin would have been revealed earlier in the film. Actor Benicio Del Toro and director Denis Villeneuve ended up agreeing that the character worked better as a silent, mysterious type and that the revelation of his origin should occur late in the film. It is estimated that as much as 90% of his dialogue was deleted during rewrites.

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26th May 2019

Dark Phoenix (2019)

Trivia: "Dark Phoenix" is set to be the final main-series entry in Fox's "X-Men" film series. (The spin-off film "The New Mutants" will be the last official entry in the saga, though it will be a stand-alone story with little connection to the main series.) Disney acquired Fox's movie rights during post-production, and after this film's release, the X-Men are planned to be rebooted as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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