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Nyi Blorong / Snake Queen

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3:31 PM - Apr 21, 2017 #1

I made a compare of the 3 versions I have of the indonesian movie Nyi Blorong aka The Snake Queen

Nyi Blorong puteri nyi Roro Kidul
The Snake Queen
year: 1982
Genre: Mistic
runtime: 100 minutes (according to filmindonesia)

Producer: Gope T Samtani
Director: Sisworo Gautama Putra
Writer: Darto Joned
Cast: HIM Damsjik, Suzanna, Nena Rosier, George Rudy, Barry Prima
language: Bahasa

when you tranaslate the title "Nyi Blorong puteri nyi Roro Kidul" you will come up with something different as "The Snake Queen". Direct translated the title says "Nyi Bloring daughter of Queen Nyi Roro Kidul".
Nyi Bloring and Nyi Roro Kidul(Queen of the South Sea) are both mytical figures in Indonesia. Nyi Bloring and Nyi Roro Kidul are often seen as the same figure, only Nyi Bloring is more a half snake because she likes to seduce and mislead people, queen Roro Kidul has a kind heart.
the title of the movie has more meaning to it than just the translated names, maybe it can be understood when a indonesian person must explain a title as Zeus son of Cronus.




Synopsis
Rd Cokro, a wealthy businessman, obtains his wealth through the help of Nyi Blorong, the daughter of Nyi Roro Kidul, believed to be the ruler of the south seas. In return, he sacrifices his loved ones - his wife and one of his children. Nyi Blorong demands for another sacrifice so Cokro offers her the boyfriend of his daughter. Nyi Blorong is infatuated with this handsome man. Cokro’s daughter is disappointed and in her dream, she learns about the source of her problem. Then she receives help from a cleric to destroy Nyi Blorong.


the 3 versions I compared

Greek VHS
English language with greek subtitles
widescreen
runtime 88:20min



Indonesian Betamax
Bahasa no subtitles
fullscreen
runtime 91:18min


Indonesian VCD
Bahasa no subtitles
fullscreen
runtime 74:11min + 1:40min end credits


Some random screenshots to compare the picture quality of the 3 versions


from the 3 versions the greek version is the most interesting A) it is in english B ) widescreen C) has the most interesting scene's.
the vcd is cut to pieces, every were they tried to safe seconds, there is not a scene that they didnt cut, however there are 3 seconds on the vcd that are not on the greek vhs or on the indonesian betamax.
the vcd and the betamax look like the same print, but the colors on the vcd look better as on the betamax.
the betamax doesnt have some erotic scene's but the betamax has also some scne's that are not on the greek betamax, also there is an alternative seen.
alott to compare and some interesting findings!

I made the compare based on the greek vhs

46:05min (1:31min)
the first 3 seconds are only on the vcd .... nothing special the camera is on the sun and than the camera slowly moves down to the ground


Andika and Devi are in a forrest looking for each other, the meet and kiss, the couple continuous by horse on the beach


57:50 (0:07min)
a few extra seconds of the creepy nurse that enters the room


59:03 (0:50min)
when the nurse escorts Sasti through the hallway, Sasti comes into a dream world, the entrance to the dreamworld is not on the vhs


1:15:00 (0:38min)
the love scene between Cokro and the Snake Queen is different cut on the betamax
Sasti, Andika and andika's room-mate a car driving towards Cokro's secret worship room. at the same time Cokro is having sex with the Snake Queen.
we only see very short clips of Kokoro and The Sanke Queen, also the scene is longer.



1:19:15 (1:58min)
Sasti and Cokro are talking with each other what they can do, they decide to get help from the witch. Anika and his room-mate over hear the conversation.


1:21:04 (0:36)
we see how The Snake Queen prepares to transform into a snake.


1:24:10 (1:00min)
after the Snake Queen defeats the witch Cokro wants to escape and leaves his daughter behind, Sasti tries to run after him.


runtime according to filmindonesia is 100 minutes
88:20 the greek Pal vhs runs
1:40min the vcd has end credits that can be added that run
6:40min(1:31 + 0:07 + 0:50 + 0:38 + 1:58 + 0:36 + 1:00) all the scene on the betamax that are not on the greek vhs are together
96:40 everything together

hope you like the review.

for a next compare I am looking for dvdr's of the japanese and the korean vhs of PETUALANGAN CINTA NYI BLORONG


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4:00 PM - Apr 21, 2017 #2

One should wonder why there are so many cuts of a movie. Great work Tom!

Did this get a dvd release? Not that I am interested, just wondering.
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4:12 PM - Apr 21, 2017 #3

sadly no dvd release cees

the cuts are most likely censor.
the indonesian video tapes often have no nudety ..... the vcd's often look like random cuts.
but gore is also often cut.
the indonesian laserdiscs "tend" to be uncut .... but some laserdiscs are also cut
most difficult is to find indonesian movies in widescreen or an export version that has an english dub.


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5:45 PM - Apr 21, 2017 #4

shootgringoshoot wrote:sadly no dvd release cees

the cuts are most likely censor.
the indonesian video tapes often have no nudety ..... the vcd's often look like random cuts.
but gore is also often cut.
the indonesian laserdiscs "tend" to be uncut .... but some laserdiscs are also cut
most difficult is to find indonesian movies in widescreen or an export version that has an english dub.
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2:14 AM - Apr 22, 2017 #5

Great comparison, Tom!!! :cheers:

Maybe there is no 100 minute version. I doubt there's 11 minutes missing from the Greek version.
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8:34 AM - Apr 22, 2017 #6

Jack J wrote:I doubt there's 11 minutes missing from the Greek version.
well there is atleast 6:20 footage on the betamax that is not on the greek vhs + 1:40 end credit

I can imagen that there are a few seconds missing in the love scene's


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12:47 PM - Apr 22, 2017 #7

Very interesting comparison, thank you Tom.

Apparently "sexed up" versions were prepared for most of the Indonesian fantasy/horror films that were exported to the west (The Snake Queen, The Queen of Black Magic, The Hungry Snake Woman, Lady Terminator, Dangerous Seductress etc.), whereas others were just shortened ("Mystics in Bali").
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1:48 PM - Apr 22, 2017 #8

The indonesian laserdisc also have the longer sex scenes. It looks like the censorship is different every 10 years..


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2:07 PM - Apr 22, 2017 #9

shootgringoshoot wrote:
Jack J wrote:I doubt there's 11 minutes missing from the Greek version.
well there is atleast 6:20 footage on the betamax that is not on the greek vhs + 1:40 end credit

I can imagen that there are a few seconds missing in the love scene's
Ahh, you're right. We need a fan composit! :tapelove:
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2:57 PM - Apr 22, 2017 #10

If I had the correct software for it I would go for fan projects of every compare I make.


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