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[[caption-width-right:300:The gap between broadcast and home video gave Mami time to redecorate.]]

Things take time and some companies really don't have the time to spare. TV airings can be more the beta version of the episode and fully complete on DVD and Blu-ray, or even in subsequent airings before home video copies are made (satellite/cable, online streaming, syndication, export). Sometimes this can be fixing of OffModel shots and scenes, additional animation and special effects, or reworking of backgrounds. The TV version is often [[OldShame never seen again]]; the more nostalgic viewers usually KeepCirculatingTheTapes.

Primarily an {{Anime}} trope. The anime {{fandom}} has named this being "Shafted" after Creator/StudioShaft, which uses this on nearly every show it produces.

Unrelated to BetterOnDVD, which is "ArchiveBinge enhances the series."

Compare {{Recut}}, which is the re-release special edition of this trope, and somewhat related to UpdatedRerelease for VideoGames. SuperTrope to TooHotForTV, which is this used for censoring. Compare negatively DigitalDestruction.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Anime/Berserk2016'' was made mainly in 3D with some passages of 2D, and in addition to being censored for television it had a TroubledProduction. The Blu-ray release of season 1 removed the BarbieDollAnatomy and {{Censor Shadow}}s that had accompanied the TV version, and besides improving the original 2D cuts it also redid some 3D shots in 2D. However, whatever 3D they didn't replace altogether was largely unchanged.
* ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'' can be seen completely uncensored on DVD/Blu-ray.
* Creator/StudioShaft uses this in nearly every one of their releases. The biggest examples are:
** ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}'' is probably the most famous for this; nearly every scene is reworked in some way. The climax of the "Nadeko Snake" arc in particular is especially enhanced, although that's not saying much when the vast majority of the scene [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome wasn't drawn or animated]] ''at all'' on the broadcast version.
** ''Anime/NegimaSecondSeason'' various scenes got remade, adding characters and other details in the background and adding animation in various places most noticeably in the opening of episode 19 where instead of static shots of Asuna's dud form it now runs around trips and falls. Creator/FUNimation used the DVD version in their releases.
** ''Anime/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' got this as well. Most notably, the first five episodes had various funny title cards, one of which read "The opening isn't ready yet." The opening is included in the DVD releases.
** ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', as pictured above. The first two episodes released on Blu-ray have had a ton of reworks to just about everything, with ridiculous amounts of added complexity in the background, completely redone shots, unnecessary color changes...it might have been easier to redo the whole thing from scratch.
** ''Anime/MekakucityActors'' had most of the world's environments redone for the Blu-ray.
** ''Manga/TsukuyomiMoonPhase'' was greatly enhanced on DVD, as multiple examples of FightUnscene were fixed and the overall animation quality was improved.
* Creator/{{Sunrise}} is also known for this. ''Anime/CodeGeass'' in particular was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsehdH7isBs heavily reworked]] for DVD, though other series got improvements too.
* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'': The DVD episodes have several small changes from the broadcast episodes, fixing slight animation discrepancies to maintain internal continuity, such as a small window always appearing above a classroom door.
* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' is another textbook example of this. A lot of the [[OffModel QUALITY]] were fixed in the DVD volumes, instances of which have actually changed the meanings in a few select scenes. Also, [[FanService improved transformation sequences]].
** Toward the end of ''[=StrikerS=]'' Episode 8, in the broadcast version, just before she fires at Teana, Nanoha looks as though she's having a serious wartime flashback. This is fixed in the DVD version, where it's more clear that she's disappointed.
** There's also the famous scene where [[MamaBear Nanoha]] [[OhCrap blasts]] [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill the ever-loving crap out of]] [[SmugSnake Quattro]]. In the TV version, Nanoha slams her foot down to brace herself on the floor before firing her [[WaveMotionGun magical girl staff]]. In the DVD version, she slams her foot down... and ''smashes the floor under her foot'', leaving a ''miniature crater''. Guess which version fans prefer?
* Creator/{{Xebec}}'s ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' anime's OffModel was largely corrected in the DVD releases.
* ''[[VideoGame/YoakeMaeYoriRuriIroNa Crescent Love]]'' had this [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/crescent_love_cabbage.jpg perfectly spherical "cabbage"]] which was redrawn more convincingly.
* ''Manga/KamichamaKarin'' had quite a mountain of animation errors in episode four, and maybe in later episodes as well. {{Creator/Satelight}} fixed them in the [=DVDs=].
* ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'': As the first Tenchi-related series to be fully computer animated, the producers of ''Anime/TenchiMuyoGXP'' were able to make two different versions of the show. The Japanese DVD release features scenes that are slightly different from the TV broadcast version. In most cases, these altered scenes replace some backgrounds with more detailed versions, recompose some shots and remove the towels from the female characters in the bath.
* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' looks somewhat clearer and has some design changes compared to the Japanese TV airings and Japanese [=DVD=]s.
* ''Anime/MakaiSenkiDisgaea'' has fairly good animation in both incarnations, but nevertheless, a few scenes were redrawn slightly for the DVD release, to be a bit more consistent with the in-game character artwork for the looks of things.
* ''Anime/GovernmentCrimeInvestigationAgentZaizenJotaro'' was a very notable (and mandatory) example of this, and just to show how different the animation was between the TV airing and the DVD. Creator/TransArts[[note]]who by that point, had provided photography (and other services) to other [[OffModel error-filled]] Anime like ''Manga/YoureUnderArrest'', ''Anime/TransformersArmada'', ''Anime/WelcomeToTheNHK'' and the aforementioned ''Negima!''[[/note]] included the first episode as it originally aired as a comparison.
* ''Anime/BlazBlueAlterMemory'' is full of off-model and "QUALITY" moments. Their first DVD release already indicates that they are planning to fix that. Notable is Jin's quality ice strike in the first episode, which actually looks similar to the ones from the games in the DVD release.
* When ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' originally aired on TV, it had some... [[TroubledProduction production problems]], so to speak. Said problems were rectified in the initial home video release, then '''''again''''' for the North American release.
* ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' is far closer in style to [[Manga/SailorMoon the manga it's based on]] than the 1990s series, but still has its fair share of jarring OffModel moments (many of which lie smack in the middle of the UncannyValley) due to rushed production, including but not limited to DullSurprise, skewed perspective, misaligned facial features, and many more. The Blu-Ray/DVD release takes the time to correct the vast majority of these errors, which makes for much more consistent animation quality. [[http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--1WvnnMCd--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/dhe7l2wbevslqutzcmvp.png Original version on the left, DVD on the right.]]
* While it doesn't necessarily improve the overall [[LimitedAnimation animation quality]], Volume 6 (the bonus disc) of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' contains the Director's Cut versions of episodes 21-24. These versions feature redrawn (but still limited) versions of the original episodes (through redrawing each scene and/or adding new effects) and add in new scenes that either improve the effect of the sequences they're added to (i.e. [[spoiler:Asuka's MindRape]]) or add in some much-needed clarification to several vague plot points in the original series.
* ''LightNovel/GonnaBeTheTwinTail'' had its share of QUALITY during its broadcast run, made even more jarring since the version of the show aired on Nico-Nico (which aired a week later) didn't look like it was rushed out from the production floor. The Blu-Rays and [=DVDs=] build on the version aired on Nico-Nico rather than the TV version, and [[http://i.imgur.com/uDHStjj.jpg the difference]] [[http://i.imgur.com/vGBjRyd.jpg is astounding]].
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' had a [[http://www.movie-censorship.com/list.php?o=3068 second release of the OVAs with the first four enhanced]].
* ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' got a significant cleanup for its infamously OffModel fifth episode on the DVD & Blu-ray release. In general, the entire Battle of Gods saga and Resurrection F saga had several animation cleanups, and the Goku Black saga's home release changed some visual effects.
* ''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' undergoes some hefty animation revisions each time a Blu-ray release comes out, removing censorship and cleaning up some less-than-perfect scenes. The most notable example is the "DIO's World" arc in ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Stardust Crusaders]]'', where all four episodes were littered with OffModel shots in the TV version; most of them were given a much-needed update.
* The initial broadcast version of the seventh episode of ''Manga/BirdyTheMighty: Decode'' had animation that was looser and much sketchier than the rest of the series. For the DVD release, it featured better animation.
* ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' tended to suffer from OffModel stills and animation in later episodes when it first aired, especially in regards to the figure skating scenes. Most of them were fixed in the DVD and Blu-ray release, and some shots that were originally stills were even redone to be animated.
* ''Legend of Raoh: Chapter of Death in Love'', the first movie in the [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar Fist of the North Star: Legends of the True Savior]]'' series, had over 500 of its animation frames redrawn for its DVD release.
* ''Manga/PopTeamEpic'' spoofs this with a [[http://sirlorence.tumblr.com/post/116080682384 "Blu Ray Version"]] of the final panel, drawn in greater detail. When the anime released, the DVD and Blu Ray version [[http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/1338045-pop-team-epic have different cover art]] (both parodies of ''Film/DieHard'') as a call back to the comic.
* Realizing that many series in their catalogue are BetterOnDVD, Creator/FUNimation has started giving some of their longer anime (''Dragon Ball'', ''One Piece'', etc.) a special feature, "Marathon Mode", that plays all the episodes on a disc in sequence while skipping the ending credits, episode previews, and all but the initial opening theme.
** There was a collection of old ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' videotapes that did that too, presenting six episodes per tape as one extended story, but also cut out a few scenes of each episode.
** Creator/{{Geneon}}, when it was still Pioneer, also did this with their VHS tapes. Their ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' TV releases had only a single OP and ED ever played per tape.
** The VHS tapes of ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' from Creator/CentralParkMedia did this as well. This is why the next episode previews (and one postseason epilogue) were never dubbed.
* The Creator/ADVFilms release of ''Anime/ExcelSaga'' a "joke explanation" subtitle track, which explains some of the incredibly complex Japanese puns that go straight over English viewers heads.

[[folder:Film -- Animated]]
* There are [[http://www.ultimatedisney.com/thelionking2.html some differentiating visuals]] between the original theatrical version of ''Disney/TheLionKing'' and the 2002 IMAX re-release, which also appear on home video and TV prints sourced from the IMAX version.
* The ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' Platinum Edition Blu-Ray and DVD use a restoration taken from the original camera negatives, making the picture appear 16% wider than during the original theatrical release.
* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' had its aspect ratio slightly expanded for home video release.
* For full-frame releases of ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'', Pixar actually recomposed several scenes so various details wouldn't be left out when viewing it in that format. They did the same for ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo''.

[[folder:Film -- Live Action]]
* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequel trilogy had a few edits, recuts, and additions to its original video releases - enough of them to be noticed, but not to the scale of the Original Trilogy's [[GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion Special Editions]].
* ''Film/BladeRunner'''s "Final Cut" release, which fixed several effects shots (like removing wires from the Spinners) and the ending.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The classic run of ''Series/DoctorWho'' does this in '''droves''', mostly to replace the [[SpecialEffectsFailure especially shoddy]] variants of the show's infamous low-budget effects with better, more convincing ones (often with CGI). Let's just list a few:
** ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E2TheDalekInvasionOfEarth The Dalek Invasion of Earth]]'' digitally enhances the Dalek spaceship and the Battersea Power Station.
** ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E1DayOfTheDaleks Day of the Daleks]]'', a serial harshly criticized for the lack of menace in the Daleks' portrayal, received a complete do-over on the Daleks' part: numerous scenes were re-shot, new footage was inserted, and all of the Daleks' dialogue was re-dubbed, courtesy of current Dalek voice actor Creator/NicholasBriggs, all with the same technology that was used in 1972! Strangely, it also changes a scene where the Doctor backs away from an Ogron while threatening him with a weapon to the Doctor ''killing'' said Ogron in cold blood with said weapon. Oops.
** ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E3Kinda Kinda]]'' and ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E2Snakedance Snakedance]]'' feature a frighteningly realistic CGI upgrade for the Mara, from a dorky-looking inflatable rubber prop.
** ''[[DoctorWhoS19E6Earthshock Earthshock]]'' ends, [[ItWasHisSled as we all know by now]], with the freighter ship crashing into prehistoric Earth with Adric aboard, killing both him and the dinosaurs on the planet. However, the drama is heavily overshadowed by how the crash scene plays out: the image of Earth used is of modern Earth rather than prehistoric Earth, the freighter is just a still image on the TARDIS monitor, and the "explosion" is just a bunch of [[UsefulNotes/Atari2600 Atari-esque]] pink & white flashing lights. The DVD enhancement changes the image of Earth to (what is generally accepted as) prehistoric Earth, which the new, CGI freighter visibly slams into. The TARDIS's broadcast of the explosion now shows a yellow-white flash over the impact site with a reasonably large shockwave, and the way it plays out delivers the same wham that the writers intended.
*** On a slightly related note, the freighter itself and its escape pods are given CGI makeovers as well.
** ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS24E1TimeAndTheRani Time and the Rani]]'' opens with the regeneration of the Sixth Doctor into the Seventh, but Creator/ColinBaker[='s=] inability to appear for filming (or rather, his refusal to appear after he got ''fired'') forced Creator/SylvesterMcCoy to [[FakeShemp don a (rather obvious) blonde, curly wig and the Sixth Doctor's infamous multicolored suit]]. His face remained obscured by lying face-down on the floor of the TARDIS, and the regeneration effect (a blueish-gray swirl) further obscured it, until the scene ended and the Seventh Doctor came into the universe. The DVD re-release features the option to digitally insert Colin Baker into the opening regeneration scene, with his face morphing into that of his successor's in a golden glow.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' and''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' got wildly fantastic upgrades to the visuals when they were remastered for their Blu-ray releases. The live action footage got restored colors as well as more clarity when the original film was scanned to use for the remasters, particularly the first season of ''TNG'', and the space shots and matte paintings got a lot of corrections and/or more details shown when the remastering was done for both shows. Minus some screw ups in TNG season 2's reaction in the fault of the company contracted to do it, these are widely considered the best ways to watch the shows.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/DragonsLair'' is a literal DVD-Video example. Not only does it have relatively a lot of bonus content, but it also has less dust and fewer artifacts on the picture, compared to the arcade version. Brought UpToEleven with ''20th Anniversary Edition'' and ''Dragon's Lair HD''.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* All episodes of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' are initially released on the Creator/RoosterTeeth website and then uploaded to Website/YouTube a week later with certain minor animation errors corrected, and these are the versions from which the Blu-rays are mastered. However, at least one ''new'' error managed to sneak its way onto the Volume 1 Blu-ray, so the process isn't perfect.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Free Hat", where there's a ParodyCommercial for the new enhanced edition of the first episode with all-new graphics.
-->'''Trey Parker:''' For instance, in the scene at the bus stop, we always meant to have [[Franchise/StarWars Imperial walkers and giant dewback lizards]] in the background, but simply couldn't afford it.
** Played straight with the HD remasters, which are re-rendered in 16:9 due to the production team retaining the master assets for each episode (save for the first, which was shot in cutout stop-motion instead of CGI, leaving it locked in 4:3).
** It wasn't unusual for changes to be made in an episode between the first broadcast and a later encore few days later ("It Hits the Fan", for example, had missing sound effects in one scene which were inserted in later reruns). This is because most episodes are often turned in few hours before broadcast, making it understandable why they had to rush certain things.
* ''Inverted'' by the DVD releases of ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers''. The original release by Creator/RhinoEntertainment contained numerous errors that didn't exist in the (already error-prone as it is) original broadcast version of the episodes, and they also added in extra SFX that were often mismatched with the original soundtrack in terms of volume and quality. Creator/ShoutFactory's re-release did its best to clean up the errors, but limitations in available masters to use means it's ''still'' somewhat lower quality than the original broadcasts.
* The producers of ''WesternAnimation/TheBigKnights'' pulled out all the stops for the [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes long-awaited]] DVD/Blu Ray release of the show, pulling the source computer files out of their archives and re-rendering the whole show in high-definition widescreen.
* The version of ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales''' ''The Toy That Saved Christmas'' that was released in 1997 had several scenes that were reanimated which resulted in more fluid animation and additional effects. This version has been used for all subsequent releases of the show afterwards, although the original version (with less fluid animation) can still be found on any copy of the show that was printed in it's release year, 1996, as well as early printings from the 1998 release.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollz}}'''s [=DVDs=] have additional scenes after the televised episodes' endings, as well as extended end credits.
* The first ''WesternAnimation/SpacePOP'' DVD has alternate takes of the first episodes with better voice acting and sound effects.