Breakfast Club: The John Hughes Extended Edition, The

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Original Release Date:
1985
Original Running Time:
97
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Fanedit Running Time:
119
Time Added:
22
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Brief Synopsis:
This is probably the closest you'll ever get to see Hughes' original cut of the movie before the studio forced him to cut it down to 97 minutes, a normal length for the type of film it was, at the time it was produced. John Hughes said getting the film greenlit by Universal wasn't easy because the executives complained there were no bare breasts, no party scene, no guys drinking beer, or other things they thought a teenage picture needed at that time.
Intention:
I wanted to restore what John Hughes had in mind when he filmed the movie. Although incomplete, it gives a fascinating insight into what could have been. Also, I didn't have anything better to do.
Special Thanks:
Special thanks to Dwight Fry who provided valuable feedback for this project.
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
The biggest challenge with this was how to pace it so that it wouldn't be too jarring, especially considering the bad shape the deleted scenes are in. I tried to avoid cutting back and forth between the theatrical version and the deleted scenes as much as I could but every reinserted scene was a challenge. I'm glad for Dwight Fry's feedback with those difficult decisions.
Cuts and Additions:
There are only two scenes that are not included in this release. The first one is of the five students coming in for detention one after another, because it would mean having to either cut "Don't you forget about me" or make it so long that it would lose its emotional impact. Considering the scene doesn't add anything to the story, it was cut. It was probably never John Hughes' intention to include the entire scene, he probably filmed all the students to give him some freedom during editing.

The second scene is Claire telling everybody why she's in detention. John Hughes stated in a 1985 seminar with the American film institute that he chose to take it out so it was left out here as well.

You can check out these scenes on the Criterion extras.
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Love your extended version, glad someone took the project on. Only issue I have with it is that it has been encoded using variable frame rate instead of constant which causes major issues with judder on streaming boxes and htpc etc. Have tried to fix it myself by transcoding it to constant but still having issues. Any chance of re-encoding it using constant instead.

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A very well done edit!! Cheers!!
If only the extra footage had been printed :(

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Very well done edit.

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for me, this was a wow
the edit is great and if you care more about the movie and not video then you'll love this a lot footage see way cut but few footage this edit put in solved a lot questions I've had years
till get 2 hours plus copy THIS IS EDIT TO GET

thank you
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