Unbreakable: The Extended Edition

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Unbreakable: The Extended Edition
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An extended version of M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable including all the available additional scenes.
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Original Release Date:
2000
Original Running Time:
107
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Fanedit Running Time:
126
Time Added:
19
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Brief Synopsis:
An extended version of M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable including all the available additional scenes.
Intention:
Unbreakable is M. Night Shyamalan’s best film. Period. I will argue that point to eternity. The camera work, pacing, everything is brilliant.

There has been one extended version of “Unbreakable” but based on the description it appears five minutes of material was cut. I decided I wanted a version as complete as possible, so I’ve reassembled “Unbreakable” adding the deleted scenes to the theatrical version. The only thing I cut were the unnecessary text at the beginning and end of the film.

For this version I used an HD source from the Blu-Ray disc. The deleted scenes on the Blu-Ray disc were SD so I had to upconvert these for the AVCHD version. Obviously the footage won’t match due to poorer quality. I tried to get it the best I could though.
Release Information
AVCHD (DVD-9)
Special Features
DVD:
DVD-5, NTSC 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, True Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound except for the re-inserted scenes
Bonus Feature: Original Theatrical Trailer, disc label and cover artwork

AVCHD:
DVD-9, 720p @ 8000 Kbps, 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, True Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound except for the re-inserted scenes
Bonus Feature: Disc label and cover artwork

AVI:
XviD, 720×405 @ 1800 Kbps, 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, True Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound except for the re-inserted scenes
Cuts and Additions:
[CUT] Opening text explaining the number of comics sold per year
[ADDED] Hospital scene with Audrey and Joseph
[ADDED] David finds Joseph in his bed
[ADDED] David breaks down in the shower
[ADDED] Young Elijah at the fair in 1969
[ADDED] David talks to a priest
[ADDED] David and Audrey go out
[ADDED] David at the weight room
[EXTENDED] Audrey and Elijah at the rehab center
[CUT] Ending text explaining what happened to Elijah
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Sometimes scenes are deleted from a film because they're just not that good, and sometimes they're just deleted to quicken the pace and allow more showings per day. The deleted scenes for Unbreakable are just as good as anything in the film, so if you liked the movie already, there's more to love here.

The video quality for this is not stunning, but not bad, and everything is edited in tastefully with some fades and some quick cuts. At some points I couldn't tell what was a deleted scene and what was in the theatrical version, as I haven't rewatched this in forever. Are any of these scenes really necessary to improve the story? No. But none of them weaken it, and several are quite good (the date night faux pas is particularly rich). They do emphasize that this is a slower-paced film, but if you're watching it as a character study and not expecting an MCU film, that shouldn't matter much.

This is at least as good as the theatrical version, and I can recommend it without reservation for either an alternate way to view, or a bookshelf replacement. For me, the elimination of the cheap title and ending cards alone makes it feel better and more artful than the original release, so this gets my vote. More thoughts here for real fans: https://letterboxd.com/nottheacademy/film/unbreakable/

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I enjoyed this edit, although it is a bit weird having watched Glass seeing the deleted Unbreakable scenes used in that movie, and the poor quality they are in don't help.

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