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VICE: Extended – Additional Footage I

By Jef Dinsmore on May 19, 2013 to Vice


Since we cannot get enough of VICE here at HBOWatch we thought we should just punch you in the face with some more of it. There is actually additional footage to each episode that has aired so far; it is packaged as VICE – Extended. Instead of a super post of video clips at the end of the season we are going to dole a few out at a time over a total of three posts. Here is a look at the extra footage for the first four (4) episodes.

Episode One has one from Assassination Nation with Ryan Duffy. In the Philippines Ryan shows us more of the Backyard Gunshop.

They make it look so easy just whipping up a handgun out of scrap.

Here are links to the two previously posted clips related to the second segment Killer Kids of the Taliban (reported by Shane Smith) if you missed them:  Hardcore Taliban and Suicide Bomber Lawyer .




Episode Two has an extended clip from each of the segments. First here are two from Escape From North Korea. Thomas Morton talks about the business of Shopping for Defectors and Hanawon Resettlement Center.  

I’m  glad Thomas showed us this journey from beginning to end with all the steps in between.

And I am amazed at how well South Korea takes care of the defectors.

The next segment was World’s Most Dangerous Border. Shane Smith took us to the literal line between India and Pakistan. Here is Bajaur Raid followed by Pakistani Dress.


Shane will go anywhere and talk to anybody won’t he ?

I see why this one didn’t make it to air, but it is a light-hearted moment.



We move to Episode Three now and look at a clip related to Thomas Morton’s visit to the Gun School.  It is a piece called Church and School  Security.

That clip creeped me out as did the whole segment actually!!

The other segment from that episode was Toxic Iraq. Here is the Congressman Jim McDermott Interview related to that Shane Smith report.

I know it is 14 minutes; I understand if you skipped that one.




Three extra clips are available related to Episode Four. First up is one from Chinese Cockblock by Thomas Morton. You, know, with 50 million more men in China than women there is bound to be a booming Sex Doll Factory.

Man, I hope people are watching these… this one made me laugh.

The next two are from Shane Smith’s report on the European Meltdown and they did not make me laugh. Here are The New Face of French Nationalism and Germany’s Far Right.

It looks like it could be a powder keg about to blow in France and in Germany as the next clip shows.

Isolationism seems to be the desire of late. If they get their way no one lives outside their birth country.



Thanks for being force fed some more VICE!  Surely these clips warrant some comments, right?

HBOWatch will post VICE Extended Part II and Part III in the following weeks.

  • Thanks for these clips, Jef. I had more than a few laughs!

    However, I reiterate what I posted on a previous article. Vice seems to be exaggerating and sensationalizing what’s happening here in Europe somewhat. Europe as a whole, does not “take to the streets”. There have been certain isolated incidents in various countries, but it does not approach the level at which Vice seems to portray it (although, realistically, Spain, and especially Greece, are as portrayed by Vice).

    Also, in that clip about “The New Face of France Nationalism”, it ends with a rousing French song…Vice seems to be using the performance of this song to add meat to their coverage of the increasing nationalism. But the reality is, that song is the French national anthem, and I really don’t think it should be used in the context that Vice implied. It is the French song of the people, dating back to the revolution, which was in fact an act of nationalism and French pride. However, the manner in which it is portrayed here seems to imply that it is a violent song sung by nationalists. That is definitely not the case; it is sung internationally in every sport France partakes in, e.g. before football or rugby games. It is not a nationalist propaganda song. Vice seems to use it as ammunition for their coverage of the perceived rise of French nationalism.

    • Jef Dinsmore

      Cian – Yeah, that is my least favorite clip out of the batch. Maybe, the reasons you cited are why it was not used in the segment that aired.

      I’ve also wondered how large an enitiy ,within any given country, some of these parties or factions are. I think it is clear that Spain and Greece are more volatile places than France. There is a difference between riot gear and tear gas being used as opposed to a political party meeting in a back room somewhere.

      Sadly, I don’t see why VICE needs to or would want to augment or skew what goes on out there. Doing that, causes the viewer to question what is the truth. But, I am still glued to it no matter what.
      I enoyed your two cents and hope others will comment as well.

      • Awesome! I loved watching these, but I agree that is the least favorite for me as well. I freely admit to having no real concept of that which goes on in Spain, Greece or France, as our news shows little to no coverage of these events. I found it strange that the people singing the French national anthem seemed to be portrayed in a violent or threatening way. However, I’ve been overall pleased with the honesty with which Vice has presented most topics, and I’ve learned an awful lot from watching this series.

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