Far and Away: Theatrical Blu-ray Vs. ABC TV Version

far_and_away_ver2_xlg.jpgA 3 hour extended version aired on ABC in the span of two nights, in July 7th and 8th in 1996 at 9 pm. This had reincorporated many deleted scenes to help fit the film into a 2 hour block for both nights. However, none of the deleted scenes have made it into the official release. Many of the deleted scenes had expanded on the plot and portrayed characters in a different light. The TV version has severe discoloration and some pixelation. This extended version had only aired once before, but there is some rumors of this version being aired in Encore in a widescreen aspect ratio and HD quality.



Difference Report:

Part 1:

5:32

The ABC TV version shortens a shot Joseph’s brothers punching him.

Theatrical Blu-ray:

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6:22

The ABC TV version contains a deleted scene with Joseph’s father talking about all he’s done for his sons, which is not very much.

ABC TV Version:

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7:55

The ABC TV version contains an alternate and longer scene with Danty trying to listen in on Joseph’s father final conversation with Joseph, whereas the theatrical Blu-ray just has Joseph’s father talking to Joseph.

ABC TV Version:

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Theatrical Blu-ray:

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10:50

The ABC TV version contains a deleted scene with the Danty talking to the priest about Joseph’s father.

ABC TV Version:

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12:20

The ABC TV version contains a longer shot of the Christie’s men leaving and a deleted scene where one of the boys pick up the fallen eviction notice and hands it to Danty.

ABC TV Version:

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13:14

The ABC TV version contains some additional footage of the beach and the people on the beach.

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14:11

The ABC TV version contains a deleted scene with Joseph asking Danty how to identify Daniel and an alternate version getting up and asking if he will be a hero.

ABC TV Version:

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Theatrical Blu-ray:

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16:41

The ABC TV version contains some additional footage of Joseph walking with his donkey on the countryside.

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17:54

The ABC TV version contains a deleted scene with Joseph watching a person riding a horse in envy.

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20:54

The ABC TV version contains an extended scene with Daniel talking about how love causes doom.

ABC TV Version:

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22:03

The ABC TV version contains a deleted scene with Joseph watching Daniel being unable to mount on the horse due to being so drunk and deciding to walk the horse.

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23:22

The ABC TV version contains some additional footage of Daniel singing drunkenly and Joseph following him in the forest.

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25:30

The ABC TV version contains an additional shot of Joseph quietly following Daniel.

ABC TV Version:

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26:02

The ABC TV version contains an alternate and longer shot of Joseph staring at the Christie’s mansion and an additional shot of Shannon scaring off a flock of sheep with her horse.

ABC TV Version:

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Theatrical Blu-ray:

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27:43

The ABC TV version contains two additional shots of Joseph spying on Shannon as she takes off her clothes.

ABC TV Version:

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28:06

The ABC TV version contains two additional shots of Joseph spying on Shannon as she unbuttons her shirt.

ABC TV Version:

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32:34

The ABC TV version contains an alternate shot of Joseph, with the ABC TV version sticking to his face while the theatrical Blu-ray pans towards his leg injury.

ABC TV Version:

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Theatrical Blu-ray:

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32:54

The ABC TV version shortens a shot of Shannon looking at Joseph’s crotch.

Theatrical Blu-ray:

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33:21

The ABC TV version contains a longer and alternate scene with Nora walking into the room, with Shannon helping cover up the bowl the theatrical Blu-ray while the ABC TV version has Nora ask about Joseph’s condition.

ABC TV Version:

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33:45

The ABC TV version contains a deleted scene with Stephen chatting with Daniel in the garden. Daniel offers Stephen some liquor, which he keeps hidden somewhere in the garden

ABC TV Version:

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35:44

The ABC TV version contains a deleted scene with Stephen asking how Shannon is and telling her to pretend to enjoy the company.

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36:24

The ABC TV version contains a deleted scene with Shannon asking Stephen what will happen with Joseph.

ABC TV Version:

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37:09

The ABC TV version contains an extended scene of Shannon refusing to play the piano, saying she’s not in the mood.

ABC TV Version:

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40:40

The ABC TV version contains an additional shot of the Christie’s mansion.

ABC TV Version:

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43:08

The ABC TV version contains an extended scene with Joseph insulting Shannon for trying to run away to America for the land.

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44:29

The ABC TV version shortens the shot of Joseph yelling at Shannon, with the line “and piss on your boots” being cut out.

Theatrical Blu-ray:

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48:38

The ABC TV version contains a deleted scene with Joseph and Shannon talking about how they view the ocean.

ABC TV Version:

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52:04

The ABC TV version contains a deleted scene with Daniel visiting Stephen, who is trying to write Shannon a letter. Daniel then reads a letter from Shannon, which states that she is moving to Boston for freedom and says goodbye to her father.

ABC TV Version:

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1:00:31

The ABC TV version contains an extended scene with Kelly telling Joseph that he owns him if he writes Joseph’s name in his book.

ABC TV Version:

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1:02:38

The ABC TV version contains a deleted scene with Kelly walking Joseph and Shannon to their room and watch some Irish men chase down some Italians

ABC TV Version:
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1:06:16

The ABC TV version contains a deleted scene with Joseph telling Shannon that he used to live in a hayloft with his brothers and angers her when he says she should go back. Shannon then leaves for the restroom, where she realizes that she walked in on a person who is bathing.

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1:11:00

The ABC TV version contains an extended scene with Nora saying she’s passing the time till she is murdered.

ABC TV Version:

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1:16:10

The ABC TV version contains a deleted scene with Joseph scolding Shannon for mocking her boss. He then points out people who are working, asking one man where he got that horse. He then reveals he stole it, to which Shannon says she would resort to thievery.

ABC TV Version:

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Part 2:

0:00

The ABC TV version contains an additional opening credits because this was aired the next day. This utilizes some deleted footage for it’s montage.

ABC TV Version:

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5:06

The ABC TV version contains an additional shot of the men eagerly watching Joseph brawl.

ABC TV Version:

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5:13

The ABC TV version shortens a shot of Joseph punching a boxer and removes a shot of the crowd’s reaction.

Theatrical Blu-ray:

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5:24

The ABC TV version shortens a shot of the boxer on the floor.

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9:10

The ABC TV version contains an extended scene with Joseph telling Mr. Burke to stop name calling Shannon.

ABC TV Version:

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12:11

The ABC TV version contains two additional shots, one of Grace and one of Shannon.

ABC TV Version:

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13:20

The ABC TV version contains an additional shot of Joseph carrying Shannon into the bathroom and an additional shot of Molly and the prostitutes watch and laugh.

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13:38

The ABC TV version contains an extended scene with Joseph justifying why he threw Shannon in the bath an dunking her in the water again.

ABC TV Version:

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14:09

The ABC TV version contains an extended scene with Joseph asking Shannon why she wouldn’t credit him for his achievements.

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14:37

The ABC TV version shortens a shot of Shannon telling Joseph to go with Grace.

Theatrical Blu-ray:

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15:14

The ABC TV version contains a deleted scene with Shannon’s boss berating her for the quality of her plucked chickens. Shannon then attacks her boss with a chicken and then quits her job. The workers applaud her.

ABC TV Version:

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