Movies With Separate Titles On IMDb For Perfectly Good Reasons

by nikolayyeriomin | created - 02 Apr 2018 | updated - 01 Jul 2018 | Public

Sometimes you stumble upon one movie separated into two titles on IMDb and, while mostly it means that one title was added twice and should be merged, sometimes there are perfectly good reasons for that. Movies are presented in a chronological order of the first version to avoid confusion.

What I am including here: -Alternate versions and director's cuts re-edited to such a point that they effectively cease to be the same movie. -Whole alternate movies assembled from deleted, expanded or alternative scenes. -Anthology segments expanded into their own feature films. -Movies re-releases as TV episodes. -Other weird and unique cases.

What I'm not including here: -Movies listed twice with little to no reason (obviously; when I discover such cases I merge them). -Different productions adapted from the same source material. -Remakes (with exception of anthology segments expanded into features). -Concept proof short films which were re-made as features. -Alternate language versions: a common practice that mainly existed in 1920's and 1930's of filming the same movie twice back-to-back, often with different actors but mainly the same crew and in the same locations. Examples include Dracula (1931) and Drácula (1931), as well as Murder! (1930) and Mary (1931). -Anthology movies which include several previous TV episodes or movies or, vice versa, anthology segments re-tooled as music videos, short films etc. Exceptions are standalone releases which are not anthologies. -Unaired pilots, as they are usually still listed as episodes of respective series.

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1. Frontline (1983– )
Episode: Memory of the Camps (1985)

TV-MA | 56 min | Documentary

In 1945, camera crews went with the American and British armies in the nazis death camps and filmed the horror they found there. A group of directors among whom was Alfred Hichcock ... See full summary »

Directors: Sidney Bernstein, Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Trevor Howard, Sidney Bernstein, Alfred Hitchcock

Votes: 252

Technically made in 1945 but first time released in 1985 as an episode of "Frontline".

2. Memory of the Camps (2014 TV Movie)

70 min | Documentary

Cameramen from Britain's Army Film Unit capture footage of concentration camps in German in 1945.

Directors: Sidney Bernstein, Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Jasper Britton, Adolf Hitler, Sidney Bernstein, Alfred Hitchcock

Votes: 411 | Gross: $0.00M

Later separate television re-release.

3. Planeta bur (1962)

78 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Cosmonauts land on the planet Venus. However, they find themselves in danger from the voracious monsters they find on it.

Director: Pavel Klushantsev | Stars: Vladimir Yemelyanov, Georgi Zhzhyonov, Gennadi Vernov, Yuriy Sarantsev

Votes: 1,085

4. Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1965)

Unrated | 74 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

In 2020, after the colonization of the moon, the spaceships Vega, Sirius and Capella are launched from Lunar Station 7. They are to explore Venus under the command of Professor Hartman, but... See full summary »

Directors: Curtis Harrington, Pavel Klushantsev | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Faith Domergue, Marc Shannon, Christopher Brand

Votes: 1,343

"Planeta bur" re-edited for American release to such an extent that it effectively has become it's own movie, including a few newly shot sequences.

5. Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women (1968)

Unrated | 78 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Astronauts landing on Venus encounter dangerous creatures and almost meet some sexy Venusian women who like to sun-bathe in hip-hugging skin-tight pants and seashell brassieres.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Mamie Van Doren, Mary Marr, Paige Lee, Gennadi Vernov

Votes: 1,194

"Planeta bur" re-edited AGAIN for American release, leaving even less from the previous version.

6. Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1961)

Not Rated | 28 min | Short, Adventure, Drama

In 1862, during the American Civil War, a Southern civilian is about to be hanged for attempting to sabotage a railway bridge. When the execution takes place from the bridge, the rope breaks and he begins his escape toward home.

Director: Robert Enrico | Stars: Roger Jacquet, Anne Cornaly, Anker Larsen, Stéphane Fey

Votes: 3,552

7. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1964)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

During the American Civil War in 1862, a condemned Confederate prisoner, Peyton Farquhar, is due to be hanged by Union troops.

Director: Robert Enrico | Stars: Roger Jacquet, Anne Cornaly, Anker Larsen, Stéphane Fey

Votes: 1,564

A short-film re-edited and released as a television episode.

8. Don Quixote (1972)

Drama

Don Quixote is an unfinished film project produced, written and directed by Orson Welles. Principal photography took place between 1957 and 1969. Test footage was filmed as early as 1955, ... See full summary »

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Oja Kodar, Patty McCormack, Pepe Mediavilla, Paola Mori

Votes: 67

9. Don Quixote (1992)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama

The story of a Spanish gentlemen gone mad and his dim-witted squire sancho panza, who set forth on a journey to right wrongs and accomplish good deeds in the name of chivalry.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Francisco Reiguera, Akim Tamiroff, Pepe Mediavilla, Juan Carlos Ordóñez

Votes: 738

An edited release of Orson Welles's unfinished movie supervised by director Jesus Franco.

10. Superman II (1980)

PG | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

87 Metascore

Superman agrees to sacrifice his powers to start a relationship with Lois Lane, unaware that three Kryptonian criminals he inadvertently released are conquering Earth.

Directors: Richard Lester, Richard Donner | Stars: Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Ned Beatty

Votes: 93,579 | Gross: $108.19M

11. Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (2006 Video)

PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

Superman agrees to sacrifice his powers to start a relationship with Lois Lane, unaware that three Kryptonian criminals he inadvertently released are conquering Earth.

Directors: Richard Donner, Richard Lester | Stars: Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando, Ned Beatty

Votes: 13,390

Richard Donner's drastically different director's cut of the movie.

12. La Belle Noiseuse (1991)

Unrated | 238 min | Drama

The former famous painter Frenhofer revisits an abandoned project using the girlfriend of a young visiting artist. Questions about truth, life, and artistic limits are explored.

Director: Jacques Rivette | Stars: Michel Piccoli, Jane Birkin, Emmanuelle Béart, Marianne Denicourt

Votes: 6,238 | Gross: $0.41M

13. Divertimento (1992)

125 min | Drama

More than just an abbreviated form of "La Belle Noiseuse", Rivette re-cut his footage with some important differences in point of view - this one being more from Marianne's point of view.

Director: Jacques Rivette | Stars: Michel Piccoli, Jane Birkin, Emmanuelle Béart, Marianne Denicourt

Votes: 536

"La belle noiseuse" re-cut to represent the point of view of another character.

14. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)

R | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

28 Metascore

Laura Palmer's harrowing final days are chronicled one year after the murder of Teresa Banks, a resident of Twin Peaks' neighboring town.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Sheryl Lee, Ray Wise, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

Votes: 79,872 | Gross: $4.16M

15. Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces (2014)

91 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Twin Peaks before Twin Peaks (1990) and at the same time not always and entirely in the same place as Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992). A feature film which presents deleted scenes from Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) assembled together for the first time in an untold portion of the story's prequel.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Chris Isaak, Kiefer Sutherland, C.H. Evans, Sandra Kinder

Votes: 7,182

Deleted and extended scenes from "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me" collected for a separate theatrical release of footage mostly never seen before.

16. Payback (I) (1999)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

46 Metascore

After a successful heist, Porter is shot by his wife and his best friend. They leave him there to die but when he recovers, he seeks revenge and wants his share of the money.

Director: Brian Helgeland | Stars: Mel Gibson, Gregg Henry, Maria Bello, David Paymer

Votes: 126,953 | Gross: $81.53M

17. Payback: Straight Up (2006 Video)

Unrated | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Porter is shot by his wife and best friend and is left to die. When he survives he plots revenge.

Director: Brian Helgeland | Stars: Mel Gibson, Gregg Henry, Maria Bello, David Paymer

Votes: 4,778

Brian Helgeland director's cut of the movie.

18. Mulholland Dr. (1999 TV Movie)

88 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

After a car wreck, an amnesiac woman sets out to learn what happened to her with the help of a wannabe actress.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Justin Theroux, Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Ann Miller

Votes: 5,249

Original TV pilot which was not picked but received significant financing to be expanded into a feature film, which it did to astounding success.

19. Mulholland Drive (2001)

R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

83 Metascore

After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux, Jeanne Bates

Votes: 299,724 | Gross: $7.22M

20. Night Watch (2004)

R | 114 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

58 Metascore

A fantasy-thriller set in present-day Moscow where the respective forces that control daytime and nighttime do battle.

Director: Timur Bekmambetov | Stars: Konstantin Khabenskiy, Vladimir Menshov, Mariya Poroshina, Valeriy Zolotukhin

Votes: 51,159 | Gross: $1.49M

Comedic dub of the movie which was released separately in theatres and supervised by original creators.

22. Three... Extremes (2004)

R | 125 min | Horror

66 Metascore

An Asian cross-cultural trilogy of horror films from accomplished indie directors.

Directors: Fruit Chan, Takashi Miike, Chan-wook Park | Stars: Bai Ling, Byung-Hun Lee, Kyoko Hasegawa, Pauline Lau

Votes: 18,035 | Gross: $0.08M

23. Dumplings (2004)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Horror

Aunt Mei's famous homemade dumplings provide amazing age-defying qualities popular with middle-aged women. But her latest customer - a fading actress - is determined to find out what the secret ingredient is.

Director: Fruit Chan | Stars: Pauline Lau, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Bai Ling, Meme Tian

Votes: 8,369

A segment from "Three... Extremes" exapnded into a feature film.

24. The Science of Sleep (2006)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

70 Metascore

A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is love-struck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world.

Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Miou-Miou, Alain Chabat

Votes: 66,348 | Gross: $4.66M

25. La science des rêves - Film B (2007 Video)

70 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Presentation of the "Film B" of "The Science of Sleep" Max Linder cinema in Paris. In the presence of its director, Michel Gondry, and some people from the film crew.

Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Sacha Bourdo, Emma de Caunes, Alain Chabat, Charlotte Gainsbourg

Votes: 714

"The Science of Sleep" fully edited again from alternate takes.

26. Inland Empire (2006)

R | 180 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

72 Metascore

As an actress begins to adopt the persona of her character in a film, her world becomes nightmarish and surreal.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Karolina Gruszka, Krzysztof Majchrzak, Grace Zabriskie, Laura Dern

Votes: 50,797 | Gross: $0.75M

27. More Things That Happened (2007 Video)

76 min | Drama, Mystery

A collection of deleted scenes from David Lynch's 2006 surrealist horror 'Inland Empire'

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Karolina Gruszka, Peter J. Lucas, William Maier, Krzysztof Majchrzak

Votes: 555

A collection of deleted scenes from "Inland Empire" which effectively creates it's own movie.

28. Grindhouse (2007)

R | 191 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

77 Metascore

Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's homage to exploitation double features in the 60s and 70s with two back-to-back cult films that include previews of coming attractions between them.

Directors: Robert Rodriguez, Eli Roth, Quentin Tarantino, Edgar Wright, Rob Zombie | Stars: Kurt Russell, Rose McGowan, Danny Trejo, Zoë Bell

Votes: 173,270 | Gross: $25.03M

29. Death Proof (2007)

Not Rated | 113 min | Thriller

Two separate sets of voluptuous women are stalked at different times by a scarred stuntman who uses his "death proof" cars to execute his murderous plans.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Kurt Russell, Zoë Bell, Rosario Dawson, Vanessa Ferlito

Votes: 255,139

Quentin Tarantino's segment extended as a separate film release.

30. Planet Terror (2007)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

After an experimental bio-weapon is released, turning thousands into zombie-like creatures, it's up to a rag-tag group of survivors to stop the infected and those behind its release.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodríguez, Josh Brolin, Marley Shelton

Votes: 193,418

Robert Rodriguez's segment extended as a separate film release.

31. Machete (2010)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

60 Metascore

After being set-up and betrayed by the man who hired him to assassinate a Texas Senator, an ex-Federale launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss.

Directors: Ethan Maniquis, Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba

Votes: 185,388 | Gross: $26.59M

Robert Rodriguez's fake trailer segment extended as a separate film release.

32. Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)

Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

55 Metascore

A homeless vigilante blows away crooked cops, pedophile Santas, and other scumbags with his trusty pump-action shotgun.

Director: Jason Eisener | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Pasha Ebrahimi, Robb Wells, Brian Downey

Votes: 42,734 | Gross: $0.70M

Jason Eisener's fake trailer segment extended as a separate film release.

33. Tapped (2013)

27 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A has been comedian tries to make a comeback in a run down bar and is confronted by his past.

Director: Paige Brien | Stars: Daniel Anderson, Chris Lay, Amy Mahr, Tony Varga

34. Tapped Directors Cut (2014)

18 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Tapped is about a has been comedian DOUG SAVVY trying to make a comeback. Savvy chooses his career over family. After a successful career as a stand-up, his drinking gets the best of him. ... See full summary »

Directors: Paige Brien, Tommy Paulson | Stars: Tony Varga, Nick Yiannackopoulos

Director's cut of a short film that was so different it got a separate release.

35. Diamond Cartel (2015)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Adventure

Only one lusted glance brings Aliya to the events throwing her into the criminal ocean. But in the wirliging of passions and turmoil when she finds herself at the verge of fatality it's ... See full summary »

Director: Salamat Mukhammed-Ali | Stars: Armand Assante, Karlygash Mukhamedzhanova, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Peter O'Toole

Votes: 445

"The Whole World at Our Feet" re-edited to enormous extent for American re-release. Note drastic differences in scores as well as popularity.



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