Yes, there's no question about that all on this board would rather go for an uncut version than a censored one and that the general idea of movies for a grown up audience being hacked up by distributors (for ratings) and boards doesn't have many supporters here - BUT - in all honesty - how much does the "uncut" question really affect your purchases?
I got just thinking about this in particular regarding the mainstream cinema.
Would I REALLY go for a R1 of "The Frighteners" , "Triple X", "Men in Black" or "Spiderman 2" at all costs just because a few seconds have been chopped for the whole of Europe thanks to the sensitive demands of the UK market?
I don't think so.
Would I really buy some strange German "Integrall/Extended" cut of a cult classic like "Dawn of the Dead" or "Re Animator", just because some small time label considered it to be a good idea to splice every deleted scene at hand without the authorization of the original filmmakers back into the films to promote their hybrid as the "longest version available"?
Would I buy some poor quality R1 for a few extra seconds (or shabby deleted scenes) of a genre movie that has a slightly cut but otherwise extra loaded European release? The new Toolbox Murders movie springs to mind.
What are your thoughts?