At 4:31 this morning, AICN’s Drew McWeeny reported some digital tweakings in the U.S. version of the Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull teaser that are not evident on the international version. He was alerted to this stunning realization by a message board rant that appeared last night on CHUD.
A frame-filling American flag CU appears in the domestic version but is absent overseas. Fewer Russian guns are aimed at Harrison Ford and Ray Winstone in the U.S. version. And something about Winstone’s khaki pants is said to be strikingly different in the int’l vs. domestic versions. (Extra wrinkles? A urine spot? An absence of a belt?) Were the guns CG’ed out because of some MPAA edict? Is the American flag supposed to provide some kind of subminal emotional comfort to Bush-McCain nation?
I have to be honest and admit that on a scale of 1 to 10, my interest in this matter is currently between 4 and a 4.5.