The Stepford Wives: Blu-ray vs. Test Screener

After it’s theatrical release in 2004, a test screening version was leaked out on the Internet. This leak was sourced from a camcorder recording. As a result, the audience laughter is audible throughout and the image is blurry at a couple points. The test screener notably had some different plot points compared to it’s theatrical counterpart. Some of the deleted scenes do appear in the DVDs and Blu-rays, but others do not. The test screener also has a temporary soundtrack. The video quality is also much lower, as this is sourced from a VCD.

Difference Report:

0:04

The test screener contains an alternate and shorter credits.

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1:03

The test screener contains an alternate and shorter scene of Helen introducing Joanna to the audience. The test screener has a couple of longer shots of Helen while the Blu-ray has an additional shot of Helen describing Joanna.

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1:58

The test screener contains an alternate shot of Joanna telling the audience to give themselves a round of applause.

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2:44

The test screener contains a slightly longer shot of Bob and Tara.

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2:50

The test screener contains a deleted scene. After the presentation for “The Balance of Power”, Joanna introduces another television show for the Wednesday slot. She describes the show as a gameshow where parents try to win over their kids in a divorce court, which is titled “Who Loves You More?”. Shen then presents a clip of the show. The judge asks what each parent will provide if they won custody of their children. The children ultimately choose their mother because she will let them do whatever they please since she will be drunk all the time. The test screener then shows an alternate logos on the screens.

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5:47

The test screener contains an alternate shot, with the test screener switching to Hank while the Blu-ray stays on Barbara and everyone she had spent time with.

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5:56

The test screener contains an alternate shot of Hank’s reaction to Tonkiro and longer shot of Tonkiro walking towards Barbara. 

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6:23

The test screener contains an alternate and longer scene of Barbara choosing to leave Hank.

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6:39

The test screener contains an alternate and longer shot of Joanna describing the next show.

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6:50

The test screener contains an alternate and longer scene of Hank asking why she created the show. In the test screener, Hank calls her the devil.

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6:58

The test screener contains an alternate and longer scene of Joanna introducing Hank to the audience. 

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7:12

The test screener contains an alternate shot of Hank telling the audience to stop clapping.

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7:51

The test screener contains an alternate and longer shot of Joanna asking Hank to pitch his new show idea.

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8:01

The test screener contains an alternate and longer scene of Hank shooting at Joanna. The test screener has some additional shots of Hank shooting and a longer shot of the executive board of EBS leaving before Joanna walks in.

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8:52

The test screener contains an alternate and shorter shot of Joanna reacting to the news that Hank had shot his Barbara and her five new boyfriends.

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8:59

The test screener has a longer shot of Helen while the Blu-ray has a longer shot of Joanna.

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9:20

The test screener contains an alternate and longer scene of Helen explaining to Joanna that she is fired because she is too much of a risk to EBS.

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9:55

The test screener contains a longer shot of Joanna coming to the realization she has been fired.

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10:03

The test screener shortens a shot of Joanna coming to the realization she has been fired.

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11:01

The test screener contains an extended scene. Joanna asks Heather to call St. Andrew’s to tell them that she will be picking her kids up. However, Heather informs her that Joanna’s kids go to another school and have been attending that school for the past six months. She pretends to know that before turning to the TV and looking at a news report of Hank shooting at her.

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11:27

The test screener contains an extended scene. Heather tries to tell Joanna that Walter is coming. Then, Walter appears after the elevator doors open. Both Joanna and Heather call out Walter’s name after Walter says “baby”. Joanna glares at Heather while Walter tries to convince her that it is not what she is thinking. Heather chimes in and says that her relationship with Walter is over. Joanna says that it is alright and that her and Walter will talk things out later.

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12:17

The test screener contains an additional shot of a security guard watching Joanna on a security camera scream and flail on the floor of the elevator. Then, there is an alternate and longer shot of Walter walking to Joanna’s hospital room.

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13:23

The test screener contains an alternate and shorter scene of Walter telling Joanna that he had quit EBS after he had learned they had fired Joanna.

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13:46

The test screener contains a longer shot of Walter telling Joanna that it is their anniversary, but also shortens a shorten of Joanna realizing she forgot about their anniversary.

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14:21

The test screener contains a deleted scene. Kimberly asks Walter if Joanna was electro shocked. He denies it.

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14:41

The test screener contains an alternate and longer shot. In the test screener, Walter explains why they are moving to Connecticut. In the Blu-ray, Walter looks at Joanna.

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15:03

The test screener contains a longer shot of Walter waiting for the gate to open as well as a longer shot of the gate opening.

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15:33

The test screener contains an extended scene of Walter drive around Stepford, where he observes some of his new neighbors play golf.

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16:08

The test screener contains a longer shot of Walter looking at the new house.

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16:20

The test screener contains a longer shot of the Kresby’s car driving to their new house.

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17:09

The test screener contains a longer shot of Claire calling Joana to come check out her new house.

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17:24

The test screener contains an alternate and longer shot of the Kresby’s checking out their new home. In the test screener, Walter is amazed at the size of the home and then Claire offers to show them a room. The Blu-ray has a longer shot of Claire, Walter, Kimberly and Pete walking towards the kitchen and dining room.

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17:39

The test screener contains an alternate shot of Claire calling the Kresby’s new kitchen and dining room cozy.

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17:49

The test screener contains an alternate and longer scene of Claire testing out the Kresby’s new home security system. In the test screener, the door closes behind Joanna. The Blu-ray has the Kresby’s listening to the doors locking as their security system arms the house.

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17:59

The test screener contains a longer shot of the kitchen and an additional shot of Pete watching the refrigerator in amazement.

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18:11

The test screener contains a longer shot of the Kresby’s listening to their security system flush the toilets.

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18:25

The test screener removes a shot of Joanna.

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18:29

The test screener contains an alternate and longer scene. Walter tells Claire about his former job position. Then, there is an alternate shot of Claire introducing the couple to their new Robo Rover 3000.

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18:46

The test screener shortens a shot of the Robo Rover 3000 on the floor.

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18:48

The test screener contains an alternate and longer scene. In the test screener, the Robo Rover 3000 approaches Joana. She begins to pet the dog. Later, Walter gets ready for bed. Joanna then comes out the bathroom. He asks how she is feeling now. She responds that she is feeling much better. Walter leans in to kiss her, but she quickly backs away and tells him that she can’t stop picturing him and Heather together. She asks him if Heather and him ever talked about her. He says they did, but they were mostly positive. However, he inadvertently implies to having sex with Heather on Joanna’s desk. She asks him if they did have sex and he admits to it. He explains that Heather wanted a slightly older man who could be a father figure. Before angrily going to bed, she questions why Heather found that in Walter. In the Blu-ray, Walter watches Joanna sleeping.

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21:40

The test screener contains a longer shot of Joanna looking around the house.

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21:59

The test screener contains an additional shot of a house.

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22:07

The test screener contains an extended scene. Joanna asks why the houses in Stepford are so huge. Beverly explains that these houses are meant for families.

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22:27

The test screener contains a longer shot of Claire telling Joanna that the women go to the Stepford Day Spa.

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22:32

The test screener contains a longer shot of Claire’s car driving up to the Stepford Day Spa. The Blu-ray has an additional shot of Claire’s car driving through the neighborhood.

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23:48

The test screener contains a deleted scene. Claire teaches the women some yoga exercises that mimic household chores while Joanna uncomfortably watches them.

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24:52

The test screener contains an alternate and shorter scene. The Blu-ray has some longer shots of the neighbors playing golf as Walter watches while the test screener has an alternate shot of Walter driving.

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24:56

The test screener contains a longer shot of the sign for the Stepford Men’s Association.

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25:04

The test screener contains an extended scene of Walter looking at the cars. 

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25:19

The test screener contains a longer point of view shot of Walter driving.

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25:25

The test screener contains an additional shot of Walter driving around for a parking spot.

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26:01

The tests screener contains a longer shot of Walter’s car.

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26:05

The test screener contains a longer shot of some of the Stepford residents walking towards the Fourth of July fair.

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27:51

The test screener contains a longer shot of Dave goofing around.

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28:47

The test screener contains an alternate and slightly longer shot of Bobbie asking if Roger was the same architect that she was thinking of.

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28:50

The test screener contains an alternate shot of Jerry introducing himself to Joanna and Bobbie.

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29:02

The test screener contains an alternate and shorter scene of Roger remarking about how Joanna and Bobbie are the only real people in all of Stepford.

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29:10

The test screener contains an alternate shot of Claire announcing that the fair will soon be starting a square dance.

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29:25

The test screener contains a longer shot of Dave dancing as the music starts to play.

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29:30

The test screener contains a longer shot of Joanna standing around as the other Stepford residents get ready to dance.

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29:56

The test screener contains an alternate and longer scene of Joanna awkwardly trying to keep up with the other residents as they square dance.

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30:24

The test screener contains a longer shot of Claire dancing.

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30:35

The test screener contains a longer shot of Dave dancing, but also misses a shot of Roger and Jerry dancing.

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30:38

The test screener contains a longer shot of the Stepford residents dancing.

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The test screener contains a longer shot of Herb watching as Sarah spins out of control and a longer shot of Joanna and Walter dancing.

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30:54

The test screener contains a longer shot of Ted and Ed watching Sarah dance out control.

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30:59

The test screener contains an additional shot of Bobbie and Dave watching in confusion as Sarah dances out of control.

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31:11

The test screener contains an additional shot of the Stepford residents concerningly watch Sarah dance out of control.

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31:16

The test screener contains an additional shot of the Stepford residents concerningly watch Sarah dance out of control.

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31:22

The test screener contains an extended scene of Sarah dancing out control while Joanna tries to get a glimpse of it.

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31:28

The test screener contains a slightly longer shot of the Stepford residents stepping back after Sarah collapses.

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31:30

The test screener contains an alternate and longer shot of Sarah twitching on the floor.

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31:36

The test screener shortens a shot of Joanna trying to maneuver her way through the crowd.

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31:37

The test screener contains an alternate and shorter scene of Joanna trying to take control of the situation. The Blu-ray has an additional shot of Roger questioning if Sarah is drunk, but Bobbie says she is just blonde.

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31:53

The test screener contains two additional shots, one of Joanna looking up and one of Mike greeting Walter.

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32:15

The test screener contains an alternate and longer scene. In the test screener, Mike tells Claire that Sarah is all better. The Blu-ray has an alternate shot of Joanna watching Mike twist Sarah’s head.

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The test screener contains an alternate and shorter scene of Joanna telling Mike they should get an ambulance after Mike orders Dave and Herb to put Sarah in his Hummer.

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32:33

The test screener shortens a shot of Walter telling Joanna that she should not make the situation about her.

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The test screener contains an alternate and longer scene of Joanna scolding Mike for not calling an ambulance.

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