Comparison between the cut R-Rated DVD by Image Entertainment and the cut UK VHS by Entertainment in Video (BBFC 18/ based on the US Unrated Version).
There are 4 differences which sum up to 25 seconds:
1 cuts = 3,5 seconds
1 alternative scene = No difference in time
Freaky Fairy Tales (OT: Deadtime Stories) had already been censored in the US in order to achieve a R-Rating. This version was then exported to other countries, e.g. the NL VHS and the Japanese LD contain the same cut. The movie has the legal status of Public Domain in the US and can be watched and dowloaded legally at archive.org. Unfortunately, this version equals the R-Rated edit. The same applies to all US home cinema releases, the two DVDs by Mill Creek Entertainment (50 Chilling Classics) and Image Entertainment were checked and the VHS release most probably also is cut.
In the UK, the movie was released as “Freaky Fairy Tales” on VHS (BBFC 18). This can be easily seen from the alternative footage used for a typical American censorship reason: nudity. Unfortunately, the UK Version was cut at some other points and is, all in all, altered more than the R-Rated.
It is possible that there are more missing scenes which were cut in both versions (note that some violence featured in the BBFC cut is missing in the R-Rated Version). However, it is impossible for us to check for additional missing footage because there does not seem to be a completely uncut release. If you know or own other versions of the movie, feel free to contact us via mail or leave a comment.
(intro by glogcke)
The side view of Peter pulling the heart out of the witch's chest is missing as well as the following shot of Miranda getting up again.
Different shots of Goldie taking a shower.
No difference in time