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Alpha (2018) possible alternate versions

Postby Daniel_Rudolph » 09 May 2020 22:55

I was looking at this movie in IMDB & noticed that it lists Morgan Freeman as a narrator. I saw this in the theater in the US and have the US Blu-ray and there's no Morgan Freeman or English of any kind. I Googled around and found references to Morgan Freeman in some reviews from Ireland and the UK. I suspect it was released differently there. Does anyone have other releases to see if Morgan Freeman is in there? Is he in the director's cut or just the theatrical version?
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Re: Alpha (2018) possible alternate versions

Postby James-Masaki_Ryan » 13 May 2020 02:48

The UK disc has both cuts, and only the theatrical cut has the narration. Are you sure the US disc has no narration on the theatrical cut?
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Re: Alpha (2018) possible alternate versions

Postby Daniel_Rudolph » 18 May 2020 02:08

Yes. No narration on either version and no credit for Morgan Freeman, either.
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Re: Alpha (2018) possible alternate versions

Postby James-Masaki_Ryan » 18 May 2020 06:07

https://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=106686
This compares the US disc which has no mention of narration.

https://www.avforums.com/reviews/alpha- ... view.15679
This UK review mentions a Freeman narration.

Need to dig a little more information...
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Re: Alpha (2018) possible alternate versions

Postby Daniel_Rudolph » 18 May 2020 13:20

That seems consistent. There seem to be three versions:

UK theatrical version: flashback structure, has the scenes at the end with Keda playing with Alpha & her puppies. Narration by Morgan Freeman
US theatrical version: Same as the UK version, except no narration
Director's cut: Linear structure. A lot of the violence slightly stronger and a bunch of minor changes. Missing that last scene, so Alpha's fate is ambiguous. No narration.
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Re: Alpha (2018) possible alternate versions

Postby James-Masaki_Ryan » 19 May 2020 10:24

Updated about the versions. Confirmed that the narration is on the UK disc.
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