• Mike Holtz

'The House That Jack Built' Director's Cut Release Date + Differences

'The House That Jack Built' is the perfect antidote for Christmas cheer. I mean, if that's not what you're into.

Lars Von Trier's uber fucked up look at the life of a serial killer played by Matt Dillon definitely put some stank on it. This movie has an awful soul that makes you feel the need to shower after watching yet, is uncomfortably entertaining. 'The House That Jack Built' is like eating an omelet at your local Waffle House post 2AM, sober as the day is long, smoking cheap cigarettes.

When you hear there is a director's cut of this fucked up and I mean FUCKED up movie, the mind wanders to a horrible, horrible place as to what goddamn dark arts must fill that disc. If they couldn't put it in THAT movie it probably shouldn't exist. Yet, it does.

'The House That Jack Built: Director's Cut' will make its way to blu ray in the US on February 4th, 2020 and you can pre-order it now from Scream Factory for $18.97 and some shipping. That being said, do you need to? The uncut version may not the demonic trash goblin we'd assumed.

I found a cool website called Movie-Censorship.com where they break down the differences between cuts of movies in deep detail. It's quite wonderful. The site shows that the director's cut of the film is a mere one minute and thirty three seconds longer than the original film.

However, there are 14 variations. This is more of an "unrated" cut than a director's cut. I mean, I guess there aren't that many differences in the two but what I'm trying to say is this isn't the fucking Snyder cut or anything. The gore however, is muchos extended including the one scene I genuinely hated. The kids scene. (If you've seen the movie, you know what I'm talking about)

The scenes aren't so much extended as they hang with gruesome shots a bit longer, where as the original film would cut to a wall or a tree. Other updated scenes include the one where he cuts off a woman's breast, shown now in its entirety and another of him putting a tiny wooden spike into a dead guys eyelids like they were goddamn fancy hors d'oeuvres. Some other gratuities as well.

For in depth looks at the differences including pictures, check out the site mentioned about here and if you want to preorder the bluray head over to ShoutFactory.com and if you want to feel like a badass listen to David Bowie's Fame while cruising the streets at night for Taco Bell. NOT for people to kill. NO. That's bad! (Points finger) DON'T! Do check out the blu-ray art below AND check out our original video review of 'The House That Jack Built' as well.

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