Recently I hired a couple of DVDs from our library’s fine collection (4164titles and going strong). They were good movies and everyone was verily pleased, until we made the mistake of watching the “Alternate Endings”. Hmm…One was described as “thought-provoking” and the other as “mind-blowing”. The only problem was that they were EXACTLY the same as the original ending, sure, one added a voice over and another had a different location but the changes were cosmetic to say the least.
Seems to me like an example of the back cover hyperbole that we were talking about a few weeks ago. Do people who write the descriptions think we don’t notice? To me, a true alternate ending is like this Simpsons ending for Gone With The Wind (re-edited for seniors) :
Scarlett : “Oh Rhett! Where will I go, what’ll I do?”
Rhett: “Frankly my dea-I love you, lets remarry!”