Carnival of Souls (1962) Poster

Alternate Versions

When originally released in 1962, the distributors cut four minutes from the film making it only 80 minutes long. When the film was rereleased in 1989, the filmmakers restored the four minutes and 84 minutes is the official, complete running time.
The Criterion DVD contains both the 78-minute Theatrical Version and the 83-minute Director's Cut.
Available in a computer-colorized edition.
There are at least three different versions to be found on video/Digital Video Disk. First is the 84 minute director's cut which includes an extended conversation in the organ factory, a scene between Mary and a gas station attendant shortly after her first seeing the man,an extension of the scene where Mary first goes to the church, an extended dream/otherworld scene, and a scene between the landlady and the doctor shortly before Mary leaves to go back home. This is the version that Herk Harvey premiered in Lawrence Kansas in 1962. The 81 minute version contains all of these scenes, except the extended scene in the organ factory, and a few short shots. This is the version that Herts-Lion released in 1962. Then there is the 75 minute version which contains none of the extended scenes or other additional scenes.
In 2004, Legend Films presented a digitally remastered high definition version of the film that was colorized. This DVD release also features audio commentary by comic Michael J. Nelson. The audio commentary is available on both versions of the film.

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