Yes, that's what you always say, but is there anybody who can confirm for sure that this version ever existed? And why is this version not the one shown on TV?
Which was the restored version which Tarantino presented in Venice a few years ago?
If you are right, what happened to all these longer versions?
In Germany, in the USA, in France, probably in every country in our world there is one version which was released theatrically, and with a few exceptions this is the version which was shown on TV, released on VHS, released on DVD and Blu, and was also used for theatrical re-releases. There are some exceptions when films were re-released slightly cut for a lower FSK rating, and later this re-release versions was the one that survived, but in the most cases the original version remained intact, and is now easy to restore for the home video releases.
I doubt that in Italy so many original versions disappeared, and only much shorter versions, much different versions survived.
Jonathan, if you are right there must be an explanation for this unusual circumstances.
At least we have now prove that the original theatrical release of GBU was slightly different than the actual home video versions The longer torture scene was indeed part of it. And in the case of Massacre Time we know that a so called second version is the basis for the home video releases.
But are these the exceptions, or are these the rule?