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Comparison:

  • BBFC 18 VHS
  • NL VHS
Release: Feb 14, 2010 - Author: Jason - Translator: Victor - external link: IMDB
Comparison between the cut BBFC 18-Tape from RCA/Columbia with the ungcut Netherlands-Tape from Cosmos Home Entertainment.

Aside from some understandable violence cuts the British tape presents some rather odd cuts as well...

The time indexes are taken from the cut version.
The remaining differences in running time derive from the differing lengths of the company logos at the beginning.
BFC-18-Tapes: 1:24:20
NL-Tapes: 1:25:39

19 cuts = 66 Sec.
At the Docks:



16:37
The flight of the spiked ball is missing (while the guy being hit in the throat by the ball is shown - makes no sense).
0,5 Sec.




16:39
Dito.
0,5 Sec.




16:43
The man receives a double ear clap and then gets punched to the ground.
1 Sec.




16:44
The mans hand is chopped off by the shoe-blade.
0,5 Sec.




16:47
A close-up of the bloody blade.
1 Sec.




17:00
Rather strange cut:
After he jumped down Castle pauses for a moment, runs to the edge of the roof and looks down to the pier.
8,5 Sec.




17:03
Another one:
Castle looks around, then aims his crossbow at the pier a bit earlier (two shots).
7,5 Sec.




17:20
One of the goons gets a knife thrown into his throat.
1,5 Sec.




17:24
For this second throwing the shot of the thrower from the cut above has been used while the Uncut Version presents no thrower at all at this point - we only hear the throw and the approaching knife in the background. So here the BBFC 18 version is slightly longer.
0,5 Sec.


17:48
The harpoon flying through the air is missing.
0,5 Sec.




17:49
Dito.
0,5 Sec.




At the Casino:



33:58
Castle is about to throw his knife.
0,5 Sec.




33:59
The throwing as well as the knife hitting the guy in the throat is missing as well.
1,5 Sec.




34:42
A large chunk of Castle blasting everything to pieces is missing.
The Punisher shoots up the entire bar including the bottles behind it and also fires some grenades into anything that is not utterly destroyed yet.
As two Yakuza members try to escape with a suitcase full of money, Castle sends a grenade their way, putting them down flying through the air and screaming.
33,5 Sec.






At the restaurant:



46:35
Close-ups of both wrists with blood trickling out.
2 Sec.




47:41
The goon is seen longer with the gun in his mouth, groaning one last time.
1,5 Sec.




47:42
The shot of the woman pulling the trigger has been shortened.
0,5 Sec.




Showdown:



1:09:12
The impaled Japanese is seen in an additional shot from above, gurgling some more.
3 Sec.




1:11:47
The girl producing a blade from her shoe is missing.
1 Sec.




1:12:00
The Punisher snapping the girls neck has been shortened. Two shots of him twisting her head including the breaking noise is missing.
0,5 Sec.
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