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 Posted:   Dec 6, 2010 - 8:18 AM   
 By:   John McMasters   (Member)

Was anyone else a bit surprised that TCM aired an apparently uncut print last week of Fulci's "The Beyond" as part of their late-night Friday "Underground" series? It strikes me that they are pushing the envelope a bit these days!

It was my first viewing of the film -- so those of you who know more, please advise if this was indeed an uncut print. It seemed to have all of the eye gouging, gaping wounds, and nude zombie corpses intact. Not sure if I can say that I liked it...but it certainly was...something...!

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2010 - 8:38 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

It's been a while since I've seen it, but it's the kind of movie where the pacing is so slow, that if you are afraid of the gore, it actually allows for you to get up and change the channel or in case your remote is out of batteries, change the batteries and still get back in time before the nasty part hits wink

I like the soundtrack but the movie itself (like most other fulci's) drags too much. I do like the shots with the blind girl. I prefer his "City of the Living Dead" to Beyond.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2013 - 11:37 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Was anyone else a bit surprised that TCM aired an apparently uncut print last week of Fulci's "The Beyond" as part of their late-night Friday "Underground" series? It strikes me that they are pushing the envelope a bit these days!

It was my first viewing of the film -- so those of you who know more, please advise if this was indeed an uncut print. It seemed to have all of the eye gouging, gaping wounds, and nude zombie corpses intact. Not sure if I can say that I liked it...but it certainly was...something...!



I'm resurrecting this thread because I just got around to watching my DVD-R copy of the TCM broadcast mentioned above. I can confirm that the TCM showing was indeed the uncut version of the film. I clocked it at 87:23, which is the exact length of the uncut Anchor Bay DVD, as reviewed by Video Watchdog in 2001. Reportedly, the original cut R-rated U.S. version ran about 80 minutes.

A discussion of the film's score, by Fabio Frizzi, can be found here:

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=34887&forumID=1&archive=1

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2013 - 11:52 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TCM has a policy unlike THIS where they will show any movie that's on their network uncut. But that is why a lot of films TCM won't show like LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT which THIS did show but in a edited version.So you can be sure TCM won't pick up films like THE INCREDIBLE TORTURE SHOW, SALO OR DEEP THROAT.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2013 - 11:57 PM   
 By:   Doc Loch   (Member)

TCM has I AM CURIOUS...YELLOW scheduled for this month. I suspect it won't seem nearly as daring as it did forty years ago.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 1, 2013 - 1:25 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

TCM has a policy unlike THIS where they will show any movie that's on their network uncut. But that is why a lot of films TCM won't show like LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT which THIS did show but in a edited version.


TCM has gotten more liberal in recent years regarding what it will show, particularly in the wee hours of the morning. About 10 years ago, I recorded a TCM prime time showing of RAGING BULL. It clocked in about 10 minutes shorter than the theatrical version. They were probably running the network broadcast version of the film. I don't know if more recent showings of the film are longer, but I suspect that films are more likely to be cut if they are shown in prime time.

Just a few years ago, I watched a TCM showing of Cornel Wilde's R-rated environmental disaster film NO BLADE OF GRASS. It was missing a shot or two of nudity that I remember had (probably accidentally) been left in an earlier Turner Network Television broadcast that I had seen. When the Warner Archive MOD DVD of the film came out, I made sure I purchased it in order to have (I hope) the uncut version.

Just a few months ago, I watched Tony Scott's THE HUNGER on TCM. It was the first time I had seen the film, but all the reported nudity seemed to be intact, and the running time seemed complete. But again, this was shown at 3 AM in the morning.

 
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