why is there so many issues with movie length (not just on IMDB but on backs of DVD's)not matching actual time ??

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Can you please give some examples?
If I'm not wrong, most of the film runtimes are with credits, which may confuse some people, if the credits are very long.
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Teenage Zombies (all versions I've found are 70 minutes not 73 minutes like on IMDB.com and backs of some DVD versions)
Revolt of the Zombies(most versions are 62 minutes although backs of a lot of DVD and imdb.COM SAYS It is 65 minutes)
lots of the movies on the "Too Cool for School collection" are different than the back says(Ex."The Van"(1977) back says 110 minutes only 89 actual minutes which is shorter than IMDB.com)
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all these minutes are "with" credits
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Okay, and how about the other thing I said?
For example, is Teenage Zombies 70 minutes with or without credits?
Also, bear in mind that there are a lot of films have different versions (extended, unrated, director's cut, etc.) which can increase/decrease running time.
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There can be a difference depending on PAL vs. NTSC.
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i'm aware of this....but when the movie is made in the U.S. and distributed in the U.S. there shouldn't be discrepancies....I'm assuming IMDB should use U.S. time, right ??