Comparison between the cut R-Rated VHS by LD Video and the uncut Unrated DVD by XT-Video.
29 cuts = 5 min. and 1.5 sec.
2 alternative scenes = 5 sec.
1 recut = No difference in time.
Lucio Fulci's zombie classic was released in the US in a heavily cut R-Rated version on VHS under the titel '7 doors of death'. The full length Unrated version was released e.g. by Grindhouse/Anchor Bay on VHS and DVD.
After the man got hit into the face with the chain, the deep cut it has left can be seen.
The camera pans to the shoulder wound also caused by the chain.
The belly wound can be seen longer, the camera zooms on it as well.
The shot of the leg wound also is shorter in the R-Rated version.
The man can be seen writhing on the ground longer.
The nail is longer in the man's arm, blood streams out of the wound.
Five shots of the man's face melting away are missing, only the last two of those are included in the R-Rated version.
The title is different. In the R-Rated, it is called "7 Doors of Death", whereas the Unrated's title is "The Beyond".
Joe's eye being squeezed out by the hand can be seen longer.
Joe collapses longer, his face is severed and he spits blood.
More shots of Jill's mother, whose face is dissolving, are missing. Shots of Jill and Joe's corpse are missing as well.
The face continues to dissolve.
Jill backs off in an additional shot as the blood/acid puddle continues to approach.
The still dissolving face of Jill's mother can be seen again, Jill looks down at the puddle. The R-Rated instead shows a shot of Joe's corpse and the zombie, who are both lying on stretchers.
R-Rated: +2 sec.
Unrated: 7 sec.
Something walks to the door to the room in which Liza and Emily are and stops in front of it.
Emily can be seen longer, she says that she feels a third person's presence. The R-Rated shows a part of the last cut.
No difference in time
A chat in the library is missing.
There are some shots of spiders missing here. They are approaching the paralyzed man and then climb on him. These changes are not included here as they seem to be mastering mistakes.
A spider tears off a part of the man's lip.
The same happens to his nose.
His eye is next to be ripped out by a spider.
Two shots are missing.
A spiders bites off some part of the tongue. Shortly afterwards, a shot of the severed face and spiders eating it follows.
When zombie Joe pushes the back of Martha's head into the spike the R-Rated stops. The Unrated goes on and the tip can be seen pushing her eye ball out of the socket.
Emily's dog bites her throat open and then tears her ear off.
John shoots a few zombies.
The glass shards in Harris' face can be seen longer, blood splatters.
A shot of John and Liza and two shots of zombies are missing.
The zombie who was shot can be seen longer.
Zombies walk through the picture.
The last shot of Jill's blasted head is missing.
John and Liza can be seen longer in the parallel world. They look around and discover several corpses on the ground.
The R-Rated shows two shots of corpses in between the shots of John and Liza, the Unrated shows these a few seconds later.
No difference in time