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    Night of the Living Scrotum 1990

    Hey gang. I'm trying to solve a mystery here and maybe you can all help me.

    I seem to remember that in the 1990 remake of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, when the autopsy zombie makes his appearance and you see him naked from behind, you could make out his scrotum as he stumbles towards the car with Babs in it.

    Now, on the DVD and HDTV versions, his balls are definitely not visible. However, its quite a dark, shadowy area down there and they could have been optically painted out quite easily.

    The workprints that I have seen are of poor quality and are of little use for checking such a small detail (no offense to the actor).

    Anyway, can anyone else confirm that their old VHS version contained a glimpse of the zombie's testicles in this shot?

    I'm going off my memory of the old Aussie VHS tape which also featured b&w closing credits, unlike the black&orange/umber ones that the DVD and HDTV versions feature. Perhaps there's a correlation between the two differences?

    If anyone from any country could check their old VHS tapes and confirm the presence (or lack) of balls - along with which version of the end credits are featured - it would be greatly appreciated. I need to put this issue to rest.

    Cheers.
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    In the shot from behind the corpse, the 'gooch' area between balls and anus are definitely visible in the version aired on UK cable around the mid-nineties. Orange hue ending.


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    Man, why do you want to be staring at some dude's junk anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by capncnut View Post
    In the shot from behind the corpse, the 'gooch' area between balls and anus are definitely visible in the version aired on UK cable around the mid-nineties. Orange hue ending.
    Thanks, capn.

    Somebody has just confirmed for me that the autopsy zombie's balls do indeed make a brief cameo in the Australian VHS version and that that version contains the B&W end credits sequence. He compared it against the US DVD and said that the nuts have definitely been obscured in that version (sepia credits).

    So, it'd be interesting to get an idea of where and when this little bit of censorship started happening. The Aussie tape was released in Oct of 1992. I also had a bootleg tape of the film just a few months prior to that which was balls-enhanced and had the b&w credits so it can't be the only source.

    Check your versions, people!

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    Man, why do you want to be staring at some dude's junk anyway?
    I don't ever recall expressing such a desire...
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    On the R1 dvd release(below), I'm fairly certain his genital area can be seen. I'm not sure if it's his scrotum but there is definitely a hairy area in that shot. Kinda disturbing, but the angle of the shot just begs you to take notice.

    This version also ends with the orange-ish credits. This is the first i've heard of a b&w version.




    Perhaps all these question would be answered if we ever see the release of the director's cut blu ray that Savini promised ages ago....
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    Quote Originally Posted by bassman View Post
    On the R1 dvd release(below), I'm fairly certain his genital area can be seen. I'm not sure if it's his scrotum but there is definitely a hairy area in that shot. Kinda disturbing, but the angle of the shot just begs you to take notice.

    This version also ends with the orange-ish credits. This is the first i've heard of a b&w version.

    Yup. I've got that version and there was definitely more "on show" in the old tape I remember.


    Perhaps all these question would be answered if we ever see the release of the director's cut blu ray that Savini promised ages ago....
    Twilight Time are releasing this on blu ray in October. They do a limited run of 3000 units, usually with no special features (though they may recycle the DVD ones if we're lucky). They have a 3 year exclusivity contract with Sony so there won't be another edition along anytime soon - not that Sony seem interested in this title if they're farming it out to TT.

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    Now, now, Neil. Everybody loves a good mystery - and The Case of the Missing Zombie Scrotum is one of the best!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Griff View Post
    Twilight Time are releasing this on blu ray in October. They do a limited run of 3000 units, usually with no special features (though they may recycle the DVD ones if we're lucky). They have a 3 year exclusivity contract with Sony so there won't be another edition along anytime soon - not that Sony seem interested in this title if they're farming it out to TT.
    Well that's sad news. A year or two back someone interviewed Savini and he said he was currently working on a director's cut for blu ray....

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    Balls.

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    "It is confirmed that the testicles of the recently deceased are returning to life and attacking the living..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griff View Post

    I don't ever recall expressing such a desire...
    I'm not saying there is anything wrong with looking at mooseknuckles and I fully support you in your quest for 1080p hairy hangers.

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    I scrolled down this thread REALLY carefully, just like when I used to look at Encyclopedia Dramatica, in the fear that someone might have posted a huge and horrific image halfway down the page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rancid Carcass View Post
    "It is confirmed that the testicles of the recently deceased are returning to life and attacking the living..."
    "TEABAGGING the living..."

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