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The Heat - UV

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    The Heat - UV

    I just redeemed my copy of The Heat. I first tired through Vudu directly and then through Fox. Both options only give the selection of Theatrical and not the Unrated version. The Unrated version does show an UV logo on it.

    Am I alone, or is this something that is standard on this film redemption too? I would always prefer the Unrated/Extended/Special Edition to the Theatrical.

    Re: The Heat - UV

    As is has been talked about with pretty much every movie that gets released with Unrated and Rated versions.

    World War Z last to ring a bell.

    Studios often give you Unrated and Rated on the Disc, or perhaps Unrated only. Then give you Rated on UltraViolet. Par for course.

    As for The Heat (Unrated) specifically, like many of these titles I see where there is small UV Logo in lower left meaning if you own it on Vudu that you Vudu will transmit the UV ownership rights for viewing. I don't see the large UV Redeem logo in the upper right where you can redeem a UV code (from a Blu-Ray) and get a copy of the movie.


      Re: The Heat - UV

      This does not always happen, so "pretty much every movie that gets released with Unrated and Rated versions" is somewhat accurate. Maybe it would be good to start a thread that will list the titles and the format we receive.

      I have a few titles where I received both editions, and I have a few were I only recevied the Extended/Unrated version. It appears to be a coin toss until you actually try to redeem the code on release day. Even then, it could change down the road. Vudu representatives can and have reached out to the studios on other titles in this situation to confirm that it should be one over the other or both.

      Nobody knows if it is not brought up.

      As an example, last week I redeemed Curse of Chucky and it was for the Unrated version. There is also a standard version on Vudu. So on that release, you get the Unrated cut.

      Then there is The Raid: Redemption. It appears you get to choose between the standard and the Unrated version. I have the Unrated version in my account.

      Fast Five, gives you the Extended Edition.

      WWZ and Now You See Me, gave me the Theatrical.

      I have both versions of Total Recall (2012) in my Vudu account. When I redeemed the code on Vudu, I got the Theatrical, and when I redeemed on one Sony's site, they gave me the Directors Cut.

      I am sure there are many, many more.

      I realize it's a studio thing.

      So it's like a box of chocloates.


        Re: The Heat - UV

        As for a list. Off top of my head:

        (My experiences. And for most part, many others. Not necessarily all.)
        • The Heat - Blu-Ray had Rated & UnRated - UV was Rated Only
        • World War Z - Blu-Ray had Rated & UnRated - UV was Rated Only
        • The Man With The Iron Fist - Blu-Ray had Rated & UnRated - UV was Rated Only
        • Hansel & Gretel - Blu-Ray had Rated & UnRated - UV was Rated Only (Flixster had redemption issues customer service gave me both)

        But you also have to remember there are plenty of movies that have multiple versions on them and they don't give you both. I'm not talking Rated / Unrated. But Directors, Theatrical. Something like Salt where there might be four or more different cuts, sometimes with more than two on one disc.