In the movies a series of well-known action flicks of the 80ies are being parodized. Depending on whether you like their humor you usually either love or hate them. In the first part, mainly American air fight movies are being made fun of, but other classics like Superman also get their come-uppance.
For the British cinema release MGM had the movie cut a bit in order to get the BBFC 12 rating. The later DVD release even got the PG clearance. I have no information about one of the two cuts being made exclusively for the DVD.
Comparison between the cut UK DVD (PG) and the uncut German DVD (FSK 6), both by 20th Century Fox. Running time designations originate from the uncut version.
uncut version: 81:16 minutes (76:38 minutes w/o end credits)
uncut version: 80:46 minutes (76:08 Minuten w/o end credits)
Because of reasons I cannot understand a part of the briefing is missing. Lt. Commander Block continues:: "There's also some anti-aircraft squadrons. They can send up an ack-ack umbrella high enough to make any attack ineffective.".
The talk between Topper and Block continues.
Block: "What's that supposed to mean?"
Topper: "My uncle told me that not payin' to win is like sleepin' with your sister. sure, she's a great piece of tail with a blouseful of goodies, but it's illegal.".
Block: "Jesus! Topper! Come on".
Topper: "Then you get into that whole inbred thing. Kids with no teeth who play the banjo eat apple sauce through a straw. Pork farm animals.".