Comparison between censored UK-Tape by Palace Video(First Edition / Pre Cert) and the German uncut DVD by ASTRO
18 scenes with a total length of 59.5 seconds have been removed.
The first UK edition of "The Evil Dead" was released as pre-cert tape (pre-cert = pre certification) by Palace Video in 1983. Approx. 1 minute was cut. Shortly after its release, the tape became one of the infamous "Video Nasties" but it was delisted two years later. In movie theaters, the exact same version was shown. There is another version that's even heavier cut. It lacks approx. 2 minutes. This version was released by 4 Front Video for instance. (Comparison BBFC 18 VHS (4 Front Video) - Unrated). The Uncut Version was also released on VHS. Furthermore, any DVD and Blu-ray release contains the Uncut Version as well.
Jumpcuts haven't been considered.
Extended shot of Demon-Cheryl drilling into Linda's foot.
Another shot of Cheryl ramming the pencil into Linda's foot before she pulls it out.
Shelly bites off her entire hand. Then an intercut to terrified Scott.
Scott chops off Shelly's arm while mutilating her with the axe.
The axe hits her leg.
The foot is chopped off.
Demon-Linda has to take to more hits in the face.
After Linda gets stabbed, she spits out some white fluency.
Extended shot of Ash burying Linda. Probably a jumpcut.
Extended shot of Linda scratching Ash's leg open.
Ash beats up Linda with a wooden truss.
When Linda lies on the ground, Ash hits her again with the wooden truss.
Ash's Face gets messed up by the blood pouring out of the body.
Profile shot of the beheaded body lying on Ash.
The first rifle hit on Cheryl's hand is missing.
Extended shot of Ash squeezing Demon-Scott's eyes. A lot of blood is leaking.
Extended shot of Ash pulling out the branch out of Scott's body. And again: a lot of blood is leaking.
Cheryl hits Ash with the iron more often.