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23rd Aug '16 7:14:20 PM Yongary
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* ''Film/CreatureOfTheWalkingDead'', adapted from ''Film/LaMarcaDelMuerto'', with seemingly endless added footage of a shirtless Creator/BrunoVeSota getting a backrub.
* ''Film/AttackOfTheMayanMummy'', adapted from ''Film/LaMomiaAzteca''
* ''Film/FaceOfTheScreamingWerewolf'', pasted together from ''[[AztecMummy La Momia Azteca]]'' and ''Film/LaCasaDelTerror'' (a ''comedy'', albeit one that featured Creator/LonChaneyJr as a werewolf)
* ''Film/CurseOfTheStoneHand'', pasted together from two Chilean films from the 1940s, ''Film/LaDamaDeLaMuerte'' (an adaptation of ''Literature/TheSuicideClub'' by Creator/RobertLouisStevenson) and ''Film/LaCasaEstaVacía''. Warren's added footage includes Creator/JohnCarradine doing not very much. It should be noted that neither of them are horror films.

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* ** ''Film/CreatureOfTheWalkingDead'', adapted from ''Film/LaMarcaDelMuerto'', with seemingly endless added footage of a shirtless Creator/BrunoVeSota getting a backrub.
* ** ''Film/AttackOfTheMayanMummy'', adapted from ''Film/LaMomiaAzteca''
* ** ''Film/FaceOfTheScreamingWerewolf'', pasted together from ''[[AztecMummy La Momia Azteca]]'' and ''Film/LaCasaDelTerror'' (a ''comedy'', albeit one that featured Creator/LonChaneyJr as a werewolf)
* ** ''Film/CurseOfTheStoneHand'', pasted together from two Chilean films from the 1940s, ''Film/LaDamaDeLaMuerte'' (an adaptation of ''Literature/TheSuicideClub'' by Creator/RobertLouisStevenson) and ''Film/LaCasaEstaVacía''. Warren's added footage includes Creator/JohnCarradine doing not very much. It should be noted that neither of them are horror films.
23rd Aug '16 7:12:40 PM Yongary
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* ''Film/LegendOfHorror'' is one of the most extreme examples. Most of the film is newly shot American footage based around a "flashback" that occupies about a third of the movie. This "flashback" is actually the third segment of the Argentinian Creator/EdgarAllenPoe anthology ''Film/ObrasMaestrasDelTerror'', an [[AdaptationExpansion expanded adaptation]] of Poe's ''Literature/TheTellTaleHeart''.
* The 1967 Creator/KlausKinski film ''Film/CreatureWithTheBlueHand'' (which had already been released intact in the US) had American-shot zombie footage[[note]] The original film is a non-supernatural thriller[[/note]] added in 1987 for a VHS release as ''The Bloody Dead''.
* Creator/JerryWarren was a director/producer in the 1950s and 60s. Best known for ''Film/TheWildWorldOfBatwoman'', he frequently acquired Mexican horror films, hacked them up, and added new footage with American actors before releasing them under new, more exploitative titles to unsuspecting drive-in audiences. His efforts include:
* ''Film/CreatureOfTheWalkingDead'', adapted from ''Film/LaMarcaDelMuerto'', with seemingly endless added footage of a shirtless Creator/BrunoVeSota getting a backrub.
* ''Film/AttackOfTheMayanMummy'', adapted from ''Film/LaMomiaAzteca''
* ''Film/FaceOfTheScreamingWerewolf'', pasted together from ''[[AztecMummy La Momia Azteca]]'' and ''Film/LaCasaDelTerror'' (a ''comedy'', albeit one that featured Creator/LonChaneyJr as a werewolf)
* ''Film/CurseOfTheStoneHand'', pasted together from two Chilean films from the 1940s, ''Film/LaDamaDeLaMuerte'' (an adaptation of ''Literature/TheSuicideClub'' by Creator/RobertLouisStevenson) and ''Film/LaCasaEstaVacía''. Warren's added footage includes Creator/JohnCarradine doing not very much. It should be noted that neither of them are horror films.
23rd Aug '16 6:13:44 PM Yongary
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** ''Film/KingKongVsGodzilla'' had scenes with "U.N. News Reporters" talking about whatever had previously occurred.

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** ''Film/KingKongVsGodzilla'' had American-shot scenes with "U.N. News Reporters" talking about whatever had previously occurred. At one point, one pulls out a children's book to explain how Godzilla is a mutated dinosaur.
** ''Film/MothraVsGodzilla'' contains an additional sequence of a missile attack on Godzilla shot by Toho especially for it's American release.


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* For it's US TV release, the B/W British horror film ''Film/NakedEvil'' got 15 minutes of newly shot color framing sequences featuring Creator/LawrenceTierney. The original film was tinted sepia and presented as the recollections of a psychiatric patient in an American hospital.
4th Jun '16 2:49:04 AM Servo-Crowation
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* A truly bizarre example of this occurred when New World Pictures brought over ''Anime/AngelsEgg''. Instead of giving it a straight dub (which would have been more or less impossible given the [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible nature of the film]]), they cut the film heavily and added about 45 minutes of ''live action'' footage. Retitled ''[[Film/InTheAftermathAngelsNeverSleep In The Aftermath: Angels Never Sleep]]'', it was released in 1988 to mixed reviews.

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* A truly bizarre example of this occurred when New World Pictures brought over ''Anime/AngelsEgg''. Instead of giving it a straight dub (which would have been more or less impossible given the [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible nature of the film]]), they cut the film heavily and added about 45 minutes of ''live action'' live action footage. Retitled ''[[Film/InTheAftermathAngelsNeverSleep In The Aftermath: Angels Never Sleep]]'', it was released in 1988 to mixed reviews.
4th Jun '16 2:04:37 AM Servo-Crowation
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4th Jun '16 1:49:21 AM Servo-Crowation
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* A truly bizarre example of this occurred when New World Pictures brought over ''Anime/AngelsEgg''. Instead of giving it a straight dub (which would have been more or less impossible given the [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible nature of the film]]), they cut the film heavily and added about 45 minutes of ''live action'' footage. The resulting mess truly must be [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6ZBzLLjCX4 seen to be believed]].

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* A truly bizarre example of this occurred when New World Pictures brought over ''Anime/AngelsEgg''. Instead of giving it a straight dub (which would have been more or less impossible given the [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible nature of the film]]), they cut the film heavily and added about 45 minutes of ''live action'' footage. Retitled ''[[Film/InTheAftermathAngelsNeverSleep In The resulting mess truly must be [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6ZBzLLjCX4 seen Aftermath: Angels Never Sleep]]'', it was released in 1988 to be believed]].mixed reviews.
1st Feb '16 6:30:51 PM BNSF1995
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** The second Godzilla film, ''Film/GodzillaRaidsAgain'' (released in the United States as ''[[MarketBasedTitle Gigantis the Fire Monster]]''), managed to avoid this, suffering only the addition of considerable amounts of StockFootage. However, it was almost turned into a film called ''The Volcano Monsters'' that would have been a prime example of this trope. Read about it [[http://www.tohokingdom.com/web_pages/lost_projects/volcano_monsters.htm here]].

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** The second Godzilla film, ''Film/GodzillaRaidsAgain'' (released in the United States as ''[[MarketBasedTitle Gigantis the Fire Monster]]''), managed to avoid this, suffering only the addition of considerable amounts of StockFootage.StockFootage, and Godzilla being referred to as "the Gigantis monsters", as well as having most of his roars replaced by modified Anguirus roars. However, it was almost turned into a film called ''The Volcano Monsters'' that would have been a prime example of this trope. Read about it [[http://www.tohokingdom.com/web_pages/lost_projects/volcano_monsters.htm here]].
15th Jan '16 5:11:19 PM jormis29
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* The 4th ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' film, Celebi: The Voice of the Forest added three scenes to the English version. Two of them served to over-explain a plot point in the story. The other was a comedic Team Rocket scene that [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment served no purpose to the plot]].

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* The 4th ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' film, ''[[Anime/Pokemon4Ever Celebi: The Voice of the Forest Forest]]'' added three scenes to the English version. Two of them served to over-explain a plot point in the story. The other was a comedic Team Rocket scene that [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment served no purpose to the plot]].
15th Jan '16 10:44:20 AM Anddrix
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* The 4th ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' film, Celebi: The Voice of the Forest added three scenes to the English version. Two of them [[ViewersAreMorons served to over-explain a plot point in the story]]. The other was a comedic Team Rocket scene that [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment served no purpose to the plot]].

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* The 4th ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' film, Celebi: The Voice of the Forest added three scenes to the English version. Two of them [[ViewersAreMorons served to over-explain a plot point in the story]].story. The other was a comedic Team Rocket scene that [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment served no purpose to the plot]].
14th Nov '15 7:03:45 AM KakuradyDrakenar
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* Likewise, ''{{Film/Looper}}'' is also a U.S.-China co-production, and the Chinese release had more screentime for scenes in Shanghai.
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