I apologise for doubting you but I just couldn’t see how there was a different version of this movie when the physical copies I saw were all the same. But that was my miss as I completely forgot to check the one place that would make better comparison – YesAsia.com. Seems I have been brain-washed by Amazon for far too long >.<
Indeed, YesAsia has two different runtimes! Hong Kong and Taiwan got the longer version while we westerners got the shorter version! As we all know it’s usually the other way around with Asia getting the compromised versions and yet another reason why I couldn’t believe it!
Now I know how it feels like when people in other countries get compromised versions of movies!
The difference is small, I mean like, 3 minutes small! That is still 3% of the full movie! And believe me that it makes a big difference, and most especially to us who ship the gay possibility in May and Xuan!
Most important is the kissing scene that was totally cut out! Like, WTF even?!! The “We can’t” line doesn’t make sense in the bluray version because they did not do anything so what can’t they do if they hadn’t done anything? How did Xuan know what May was going to do?
This makes sense in the longer version because there was no grey areas left! May started with the hands, held them, brought them to her lips and kissed them, then proceeded to kiss Xuan! And what a kiss it was! In fact, that was the only kiss we see May get! She did not kiss the Husband even once! And speaking of which, their sex scenes were also longer and also added to the second point I will cover!
Then during the intense kissing, May got even bolder as we went to fondle Xuan like a pro we all never imagined her to be! Maybe the scenes were cut to keep with the innocent version of May because she was in Beast mode here!
Apart from the kiss and super hot make out session, the other thing that was removed was the support of May’s love for Xuan! Like I said, her scenes with the Husband were also extended and this time we clearly see that she did not love him! In my views before it was speculation but here there is no space for doubt! Like, she even literally refuses to have sex with him in one scene!!
Now that wouldn’t be that surprising and some might thing that she wasn’t in the mood but only if one missed the other scene where she all but masturbated to Xuan after catching her and Mistress Ha’s son. Remember that scene I thought she was only dreaming? Turns out it was just her illusions to which she got off, right there next to her sleeping Husband as she thought of Xuan’s hands on her during the bathing scene and that one time Xuan was playing with the fan!
Basically, in this extended version May was all but gay and in love with Xuan the whole time and there was no room for debate! Her sex scene with the Husband was also extended and there you clearly see even the tears in her eyes and it’s not just her words of pain to the other Mistresses but this time there is visual proof!
So you see, we totally got played! And I have to say that I now feel for you all who have to go through this all the time!
I will be buying the Taiwanese version of course and I only wish there were blurays of the longer version! I just can’t believe someone decided to go for the compromised version for western distribution like…why?!
Anyway, yeah, thank you again lily love! You totally made my week!