Comparison between the cut R-Rated VHS by Prism Entertainment and the uncut Unrated VHS by CBS/Fox.
There is a total difference of 23 seconds.
2 cuts = 20 seconds
1 alternative scene = 3 seconds
The movie "Ghetto Blaster" did not have it easy with several international censorship agencies. It was released in a shortened version in Great Britain, Germany and the US. In the latter, the movie was cut down to an R-Rated version on release and still is only availabe in this form. The VHS versions of the UK and Germany are based on the unrated version, but had to be censored nonetheless in order to get the BBFC 18 resp. FSK 18 rating. So far, the only completely uncut version was released on VHS in France and is rather rare. Additionally, the VHS is SECAM formatted and not compatible with PAL/NTSC players. A DVD version has not yet been released.
After the man was set on fire, he is stumbling around in several shots, the R-Rated starts again when he falls to the ground.
When Jesus is being shot by Lisa, the entry wounds can still be seen in the R-Rated version. However, Jesus being hurled backwards and a cut Lisa are missing. Instead, the R-Rated shows a shot of Travis.
R-Rated: +2 sec
Unrated: 5 sec
Jesus' corpse can be seen longer.