Temptations Movie, Director's Cut

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Top of pageBottom of page   By Billy ( on Saturday, August 16, 2003 - 06:49 pm:

Does anyone know where I could purchase the VH-1 expanded version of this movie?

After seeing this version on television, I was only able to purchase/locate the condensed, 150 minute version of the movie.


PS I went to the NBC Store and could not locate the movie, only the soundtrack.

Top of pageBottom of page   By janebse ( on Saturday, August 16, 2003 - 08:40 pm:

It is available at the NBC store. I bought the full-length VHS version and DVD copies there.

It is also available on Amazon and at the local Wal-Mart's. I've gotten copies at Best Buy.

Top of pageBottom of page   By dvdmike ( on Saturday, August 16, 2003 - 09:09 pm:

How does the director's cut differ from the version that most of us have?

Top of pageBottom of page   By Don ( on Sunday, August 17, 2003 - 06:40 pm:

I think what you all are eluding to about the Tempts movie is null and void now. I dubbed mine from the series when it first appeared Sunday and Monday of November 1st and 2nd 1998. All product on VHS had haulted not long afterwards because of lawsuits brought on behalf of former group members families. I don't know if the movie has the same exact sceens as did the T.V. version has? Later I purchased it at a store, and it's not the same as the dub I have, cause certain sceens we're cutted out. I do have both versions.

Top of pageBottom of page   By sdl ( on Tuesday, August 19, 2003 - 02:37 pm:


You can no longer get the uncut version here in the US of A at NBC or any place else. The full uncut version is sold in Europe only. Of course being European, it is in PAL and to NTSC (I think I have those terms right) so you need a DVD Player that plays both versions of video.

I bought my uncut version @ Amazon.co.uk and puchased a dvd player from Best Buy that plays both the of color systems for only $39.00.

And how do I know this. I spend half a year trying to track down an uncut movie and was determined to get one. Some un-nice, Know-it all person on the Motown.Com board tried to say that I would never find the tape and his rudeness caused me to leave the board and come here and find you folks. So something else good came out of the search. (except I wish there was a NO CAPS rule here - but so be it)

As for the reason the movie was edited -- al I could find out was that it has something to do with a lawsuit David Ruffin's family had filed.
Am still trying to do the research on that one ;)

Top of pageBottom of page   By fayette ( on Tuesday, August 19, 2003 - 02:41 pm:

i bought a vhs of the tempts movies and
some of the movie was cut from the tv

Top of pageBottom of page   By Ralph ( on Tuesday, August 19, 2003 - 02:44 pm:

We're happy to have you here. Don't sweat the caps thing. It's the thought that counts, and here the thoughts are generally friendly and positive. Welcome to the forum.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Ritchie ( on Tuesday, August 19, 2003 - 03:43 pm:

I have to admit that I was quite intrigued when I read a while back about an "uncut" version of the movie, and set about trying to track it down. Eventually, I discovered that I already had it - my UK-released DVD is apparently the "uncut" version. Basically, it's no big deal. I understand that a few sequences were cut - but nothing to scour the planet for.

BTW, European DVDs are in PAL format, but the release that's generally available here is region-free, so it should play on any DVD player, if your TV set is PAL/NTSC compatible.

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