Comparison of the cut r-rated version from MGM Home Video and the uncut and unrated version from Warner
"9 1/2 Weeks" was long considered one of the most scandalous movies of the 80s - today no one knows why anymore. The story almost completely lacks any kind of suspense and the sex scenes are rather lame by today's standards as well. Nevertheless, back then the movie had to be cut in order to get the R-Rating, and later on a slightly longer yet still censored version was released on VHS by MGM.
The uncut and unrated verison was finally released on DVD by Warner.
Cut version = 116:27 min.
Uncut version = 116:51 min.
00:00 Different logos at the beginning: on VHS we get the MGM/UA HOME Video logo, on the DVD the Turner logo.
72:26 The sex scene with Elizabeth (Kim Basinger) and John (Mickey Rourke) in the side street was cut a little. A shot of her feet is longer.
72:29 Again there's a short bit of the sex scene missing.
72:34 A little longer how John kisses Elizabeth.
72:36 End of a shot. The next one is missing completely.
72:38 End of a shot. Then there are more scenes showing them having sex. The rain keeps pouring down on them.
72:41 Dito. John has his head between her legs, and she really seems to enjoy that very much.
72:44 Another shot of this sex scene is a little longer.
116:10 The R-Rated features the copyright sign and the MGM/UA logo after the credits.
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