Compared are the R-Rated Version and the Unrated Director's Cut.
The content of the movie has already been discussed elsewhere, that's why I come straight to the point and talk about the R-Rated Version here. The prequel already contained some rough splatter scenes and the Uncut Version didn't get an MPAA rating at first. For the home theather market, two versions were released. Besides a shortened R-Rated Version, the Uncut Version was also released (entitled as Unrated Version).
Adam Green on the other hand was pretty surprised by the decision from AMC and points out he was fine with the result of 70,000 USD by all means because it was an Unrated horror movie that hadn't been advertised on the tube. That's why he presumes it had sth. to do with the controversy in regard to the MPAA.
For the home theatre market, Publisher Dark Sky made the decision to primarily release the Uncut Version. That version is the most distributed one in the US. In fact getting the R-Rated Version is quite a long shot when you're located in Germany, which is the explanation for the delay of this comparison. Only a request at the US Publisher finally led to success. They were so kind to send us a copy of the R-Rated Version with help from the German Pubisher Sunfilm.
In a different interview, he shows understanding to the Publisher Dark Sky, who supported him from the very beginning. He's well aware that Dark Sky wanted that version to avoid possible profit setback.
(Intro part by Glogcke)
About the R-Rated Version can just be said that, when it comes to the violent scenes, the removed footage is just the tip of the iceberg. Furthermore the cuts are pretty inconspicuous.
21:04 Beginning of the shot of Crowley ripping of the guy's lower jaw.
53:17 Extended shot of Crowley hitting Chad in the face with the hatchet in the Unrated Director's Cut.
53:18 Further shots of Chad's face. The more he gets hit, the bloodier it gets.
53:19 End of a shot of a face.
53:19 Further shots of the face getting squished.
53:21 End of a shot of Crowley's hatchet.
53:21 Extended shot of Chad's squished face after the last hit.
61:22 After Crowly beheaded Layton (contained), the R-Rated Version lacks the shot of the headless body, which keeps penetrating Avery who hasn't taken notice of the incident.
61:53 When Crowley tries to get the hatchet out of Avery's chest, the shot in the Unrated Version is longer. He pulls several times before he finally gets it out. Then a shot of the tree. Blood splatters on it (also in the R-Rated) in an extended shot.
65:36 End of a shot when Crowley saws Joh and Vernon between their legs. Pieces of flesh fall out.
65:40 Shots of Crowley lifting them up with the chainsaw plus two testicles falling off.
65:44 Shot of the two of them plus some blood splatter.
65:45 Shot of them getting cut-up, followed by screaming Crowley.
66:38 After Marybeth and Justin left, the following shot of Uncle Bob and Trent (?) is missing.
71:48 Extended shot of Crowley dealing with Justin'd back of his head with the grinding machine.
71:49 Crowley steps back. Shot of Justin's exposed brain before he finally gets the grinding machine. Pieces of flesh are flying around.
78:21 He causes several gaping flesh wounds by hitting him with the hatched.
78:52 The Reverend's skinning is much shorter in the R-Rated Version. There Crowley pulls him out of his body at one go. In the Unrated Version, he has to do better.
78:55 End of the shot of Crowley lifting up the skinned zombie plus the beginnning of the following shot of his.
79:14 The shot of Marybeth smashing Crowley's face with the hatchet is distinctly longer in the Unrated Version.