Compared are the UK DVD
from Optimum Home Entertainment
and the HK DVD
from EDKO Video
While due to the Cinematograph Film (Animals) Act 1937, 22 seconds
of the story about beggar Su has to be removed, the HK DVD only lacks 4 seconds of footage.
The aspect ratio is slightly different, the writing that pops up has been removed from the UK DVD. But that information comes with the subtitles so it's not a big deal.
The UK DVD starts with an extended black screen.
UK: +1 sec
The only cut has been made when Su (Vincent Zhao) infiltrates Yuan (Andy On) to save Ying (Zhou Xun) and Feng (Li Ze/Suen Hanwen).
On doing so, one of the guards chops off a partial horse leg, horse and horseman go down.
For nitpickers: both final credits start varying with the "Sound Effects" credits. The UK Version for instance lacks Prologue & Epilogue Design by. On the other hand, only in the UK Version followes the Focus Features at the end.
UK: 6 min 45 sec
HK: 6 min 56.5 sec
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