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Re-Animator

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  • Unrated
Release: Jan 12, 2010 - Author: Eiskaltes Grab - Translator: Gladion - external link: IMDB
The R-Rated version, obtained from the German VHS tape has been compared to the uncut and unrated DVD by 84 Entertainment.

There are 83 differences adding up to 9 minutes and 5 seconds:

55 cuts in the FSK 18 version = 10 minutes and 39.25 seconds.
1 cut in the unrated version = +13 seconds.
2 alternate scenes = No time difference.
17 alternate editings = 56.75 Seconds.
8 edits = +2 minutes and 18 seconds.






Cult director Stuart Gordon and producer Brian Yuzna created one of the most important and best horror films from the 80s with Re-Animator, which still has a cult status to this day. Of course, two more or less well done sequels followed which couldn't match the original, though. The movie is by the way based on a story by H.P. Lovecraft.



Of course, there are several versions of the movie. A recital of the different versions follows now:

Rated R: The movie was cut to get the R-Rating in the USA for theatrical releases. Many gory scenes had to go, which were partly replaced with harmless alternate scenes. The studio thought that what was left of the runtime was too short, so they integrated plot scenes that were cut before, to adjust the runtime a little. This version was never director Stuart Gordon's favored version, though. The R-Rated version was released in the USA only on LD, apart from the theatrical release. The VHS-Version (as far as is known) as well as the US-DVDs contain the unrated version.

Director's Cut/Unrated: The unrated version, which often is being labelled as Director's Cut is completely uncensored considering violence. But the reimplemented plot scenes, which the R-Rated version contains, are missing. The Unrated is the director's favored version and was scheduled like this as it is.

Integral Cut: This version offers a fusion of the unrated and rated R versions. Among others, it was released in Germany by CMV and not only contains all the gory details, but also the plot scenes of the R-Rated cut.

UK-Tape/DVD: Apart from the Anchor Bay-DVD, the movie was only released slightly cut on VHS and DVD in England.
1 min
Both versions show different shots of Dr. Gruber grabbing his head.
Rated R: +2 seconds.
Unrated: 3 seconds.

R RatedUnrated



1 min

Rated R:
Here, the shot from the unrated version showing Dr. Gruber grabbing his head, was reimplemented.
+2 sec

Unrated:
Dr. Gruber's eyes bloat.
1 sec

R RatedUnrated



1 min
His eyes burst. Blood splatters on the screaming nurse's face.
2,5 sec



2 min

FSK 18:
You see Dr. Gruber collapse from behind.
+2 Sec

Unrated:
A long shot of Dr. Gruber's face, collapsing with burst eyes.
5,5 Sec

R RatedUnrated



4 Min
Dan trying to reanimate the woman is shown longer.
15 Sec



5 min
The executive doctor turning off the reanimating machine and walking away is shown in different shots in each version. In the R-Rated version, the scene is zoomed in a way you can only see the doctor. In the version that was not rated, though, you see the entire room including the corpse on the stretcher. Also, the doctor says Dan that his work was good, but that he should know when to stop. Finally, she also orders him to bring the body to the autopsy room.
Rated R: +6 Sec
Unrated: 15,5 Sec

R RatedUnrated



7 min
Dr. Hill gets handed a cotton stick.
1,5 Sec



7 min
He then puts it into a small hole in the body's forehead. Then he pulls out the blood-smeared stick again.
6,25 Sec



11 min
There is alternate material in both versions here. The unrated version shows Megan topless getting out of bed and walking toward the camera. She stops and puts on a bra, while Dan is talking to her from the background. The R-Rated cut only shows Dan up close in the bed as well as a shot of Megan who has already put on her bra.
Rated R: +23 Sec
Unrated: 9,5 Sec

Rated RUnrated



18 min

Rated R:
Now there is an alternate shot of the two doctors, writing down notes about Dr. Hill's work. Their facial expressions seem a little disgusted.
+3 Sec

Unrated:
Dr. Hill pulls the scalp completely over the skull. The doctors write down notes. Contrary to the R-Rated version, they seem more relaxed.
6 Sec

Rated RUnrated



18 Min

Rated R:
A doctor is being faded in.
+2 Sec

Unrated:
Dr. Hill puts away the brainpan and you can see the corpse's unveiled brain.
2,25 Sec

Rated RUnrated



19 Min
After West has broken his pencil to interrupt Dr. Hill's spech, he gets another pencil out. Dr. Hill continues his speech while the corpse with the opened skull is shown. West breaks another pencil. Dr. Hill interrupts his speech again and looks angrily at West.
36 Sec



29 min
A close-up of Megan's dead cat lying in the refridgerator.
1,5 Sec



29 min
The cat is shown longer.
0,5 Sek



29 min
Dan covers the cat's head with his hand.
3 Sec



34 min
The R-Rated version shows Dan throwing the zombie cat at a wall. In the unrated cut, you can also see it dashing against it and falling on the ground.
2,75 Sec



34 min
The cat which has died the second time now is seen longer here.
1,75 Sec



35 min
The dead cat is shown again. This time in a closer shot.
2,75 Sec



37 min

FSK 18:
A shot to dan and the reanimated cat.
+9 Sec

Unrated:
West syringes the reanimating elixir into the dead cat. Now, a view to him and Dan as well as a shot to the cat take place, returning from the realm of the dead.
11 Sec

Rated RUnrated



38 Min
The unrated version shows a shot of the screaming cat. That one was uses in the R-Rated version earlier as an alternative. But it's longer in the unrated version.
3,5 Sec



38 min
The resurrected cat is faded in once more.
2 Sec



49 min
As the zombie rises, a close-up of his face with the blood-splattered mouth is shown in the unrated cut.
2 Sec



50 min
The zombie turns to West and Dan.
3 Sec



50 min
The FSK-18 version shows a shot of West and Dan. Dan is screaming No! as the zombie grabs Halsey. This No! was used during the attack on Halsey in the unrated version.
+1 Sec



50 min
Halsey is being lifted in the air by the zombie. After an edit to West and Dan, Halsey gets two fingers bitten of by the zombie. Now, the scene with West and Dan, showing him scream No! takes place. Then, Halsey is being grabbed by the zombie and thrown against a wall.
13,25 Sec



51 min
As Halsey is still being attacked by the zombie, West sneaks up from behind and presses a bonesaw through the zombie's body, which treads out the belly. Dan watches this disgustedly as the zombie lifelessly drops to the ground. West goes to Halsey's corpse and drags with over to Dan. Dan says that the reanimated one has acted like an animal. West answers that he was possibly dead for too long. He also says that they need to reanimate Halsey as soon as possible, because he has just died and thus his body is still fresh. Dan first hesitates, but then he and West grab Halsey's body and carry it to the stretcher, laying it down there. West tells Dan to bring the cassette recorder and the serum, while he ties Halsey's body to the stretcher. Dan returns and hands the serum to West, as he immediately fills the syringe with it.
125,64 Sec



51 min
A part of the scene from above was reimplemented here in the R-Rated version. West drags the body to Dan. Both talk about the experiment gone wrong from just now. West and Dan get Halsey's body onto a stretcher and West prepares the syringe with the serum.
+98 Sec



54 min
Halsey returning from the dead and a bit of blood flowing out of his mouth is shown longer. West greets and congratulates him to be among the living again.
9,5 Sec



54 min
Undead Halsey is seen in the foreground. West, sitting in the background, hears Megan's presence. Completely angered, he insults her and turns to the door.
3 Sec



54 min
The shot of West turning was reimplemented into the R-Rated version a little later.
+1 Sec



54 min
Megan approaches the door.
3,75 Sec



55 min

Rated R:
Here, the scene of Megan approaching the door was reimplemented.
+4 Sec

Unrated:
Therefore undead Halsey is shown longer here, grabbing West's and Dan's necks.
1,5 Sec

FSK 18Unrated



58 min
Straitjacket wearing Zombie-Halsey is seen longer.
6 Sec



58 min
Halsey in his cell is shown a little longer. Megan is standing in front of it and looks at him.
1,5 Sec



59 min
This scene is only shown in the R-Rated version: Dr. Hill asks Megan to call him Karl. Megan says that her father (Halsey) was an enemy of brain surgery. She also wants to know whether the other medicinical tests were taken on him.
+13 Sec



61 min

FSK 18:
A shot on Dr. Hill.
+1 Sec

Unrated:
Halsey beats his head three more times against the pane of his cell.
7 Sec

Rated RUnrated



61 min

Rated R:
Another take of Dr. Hill.

Unrated:
Megan and Dr. Hill as well as Halsey in the background are shown longer.
no time difference

Rated RUnrated



70 min
West rams the shovel two more times into Dr. Hill's neck. Then you see from the side the shovel sticking bloodily in Hill's neck and him spitting blood.
6,75 Sek



70 min

Rated R:
An model-head is falling to the ground. Megan picks it up and puts it back on the dest. Meanwhile, Dan searches through the file cabinet. Megan goes to her father Halsey's cell, where she finds him cowering in a corner.
+22 Sec



Unrated:
Hill's severed head falls to the side as the rest of his body reflexively starts to twitch. West takes the head and goes to the desk. As he arrives, he puts the head into a container. The head falls down several times, though, and West's attempts to keep it upright fail. He then takes a small note skewer and presses the head on it. Now the head doesn't fall over any more and West satisfiedly looks at it.
35,75 Sec



72 min
After West has syringed the serum into Hill's headless body, the R-Rated version fades to Megan turning away from Halsey's cell and going to the door as Dan continues to snoop in the files.
+23 Sec



73 min
Now, the unrated version shows the scene during which Megan walks fron the cell to the door, leaving the room and Dan searching through the files. This was shown earlier in the R-Rated verison.
31 Sec



77 min
Hill's body turns away from its head and goes to the refridgerator from where it takes some stored blood. It walks back to its head and supplies it with blood. Then it grabs the head and goes to Halsey's cell with it, where the latter one is already waiting in front of the pane. The next take of Halsey is a little longer in the unrated cut.
83 Sec



78 Min

FSK 18:
Hill's body grabs the head (was shown earlier in the unrated version).
+5 Sec

Unrated:
Hill's head appears before Halsey's cell pane. Hill tells him that the time has finally come for him to get out of there.
35,5 Sec

Rated RUnrated



78 Min
In the R-Rated version, you now see the scene during which Hill's body together with head is standing in front of Halsey's cell as well as the opening shot on Halsey.
+14 Sec



80 min
Hill's head grabs his head from the bag and puts it into a container. The body then walks to the cooling chamber and gets a body from there. It pushes it directly next to the head.
44 Sec



82 Min
The body continues to work on the corpse with the laser device. Hill's head is lying in the background.
5,75 Sec



83 min
As unconcious Megan is being put next to Halsey onto the stretcher by her father, both versions feature a different view. The unrated version is, of course, more explicit, since you see Hill's head in the blood-smirched container, whereas the R-Rated version shows everything from far away.
no time difference

Rated RUnrated



83 Min

Rated R:
A take of Halsey.
+2 Sec

Unrated:
Exposed Megan is seen longer with Hill's head on the stretcher.
6,25 Sec

Rated RUnrated



83 min
Here, the shot on Halsey is seen now, that was shown earlier in the R-Rated version. Naked Megan getting shackled and Hill's head - judging by the facial expression - seeming to enjoy this is shown longer, too.
10,5 Sec



83 min
Another shot on Hill's head with aroused facial expression.
4,75 Sec



84 min
Hill's body strokes Megan's breasts. His head can feel the action through telepathic powers. Therefore, his facial expression is accordingly aroused.
16 Sec



84 min
Two shots of screaming Megan as well as one of Hill's head grinning at her.
4,75 Sec



84 min
After Megan has beaten the artificial head from Hill's body, the unrated version features three more shots: The headless body, touching the empty space above its neck, Hill's laughing head and screaming Megan.
6 Sec



84 min
The body picks its head up from the container. A close-up of Hill's face takes place.
4 Sec



84 min
Hill's head being hold above Megan's body and licking several regions of her body is shown longer. As he wants to lick around between Megan's legs, he is being disturbed by West.
37,5 Sec



85 min
In the unrated version, the view of Hill's head talking to West is a close-up.
3 Sec



85 Min

Rated R:
Dr. West is faded in.
+2 Sec

Unrated:
Therefore, Hill's head is shown here.
4,75 Sek

Rated RUnrated



85 Min

Rated R:
Another take of West as well as Dan and Megan.
+5 Sec

Unrated:
The head is shown another time.
4,5 Sec

Rated RUnrated



85 Min
The Unrated shows a close-up of Hill's head West talks to. This is shown from far away in the R-Rated cut.
Rated R: +5 Sek
Unrated: 4 Sek

Rated RUnrated



85 Min

Rated R:
A take of West.
+1,5 Sec

Unrated:
A view of a zombie is seen now.
1 Sec

Rated RUnrated



85 min
A zombie pulls a hose out of its mouth. Then a shot on screaming Megan as well as two more zombies takes place.
4,5 Sec



85 min
Hill's head starts laughing.
3 Sec



86 min
A zombie is shown.
1,5 Sec



86 Min
Hill orders the zombie to get Dan. They grab him, then West is shown, then again Hill's head.
5,25 Sec



86 min
Longer shot in the unrated version.
1,75 Sec



86 min
Hill's head is shown longer in the end. Then, more takes of West, Hill's head talking to West, Dan and Megan on the floor and several zombies.
27,5 Sec



86 min
Halsey walks toward Dan and Megan. Meanwhile, Hill's body tries to burn a hole into West's forehead.
5 Sec



86 min
The take showing Dan being grabbed by Halsey is longer in the end. Fade-over to West, getting burnt on the forehead by the laser beam. Finally a shot to Dan being grabbed by Halsey takes place.
8 Sec



86 Min
Die Einstellung ist in der 18er Fassung am Anfang etwas kürzer.
The take is a little shorter in the beginning in the R-Rated version.
0,5 Sec



86 min
Halsey looks over to West, who is continuingly being worked on with the laser.
4 Sec



86 min
Halsey grabs Hill's body, which is just performing a laser operation on West and throws it out of the room. The body stands up - confusing the guard who is standing next to it - and stumbles back into the morgue. During this scene, you see Hill's head from time to time, with an angry look on his face as well as Dan and Megan who are being attacked by a few zombies.
20 Sec



86 min
Halsey grabs Hill's head and, after a quick edit to Dan and Megan, bloodily squeezes it. Thereupon, the other zombies grab their heads in anguish.
27,5 Sec



87 min
He continues to squeeze the head until it literally falls apart. Then he throws the squished rest against a wall in the hallway, where, shortly after, the guard terrifiedly runs away.
11 Sec



87 min
A zombie is riots. Then a fade-over to Hill's body which is sitting on the ground.
3 Sec



87 Min
An entero-string is shooting out of Hill's stomach.
1,25 Sec



87 min
West is seen with the intestines in his face. He drops to the ground. Shortly after, Hill's stomach bursts. Blood and guts are flying around. West is lying on the ground with the intestines around his body. Then you see Hill's shredded body once more.
8,5 Sec



87 min
Another take of the tattered body.
2,75 Sec



87 min
The zombie is shown longer at the end. Dan and Megan are subsequently being attacked by a female zombie. Halsey and a few other zombies join and pull the female zombie away. They then tear it into several pieces. Dan and Megan run away.
16,5 Sec



87 min
After the zombie has been electrified, the R-Rated version implemented the scene showing Dan and Megan running away.
+1 Sec



88 min
Dan presses his hand into the head wound of the zombie (not gory).
10 Sec



88 min

Dan hits the zombie's arm two more times with the axe and severes it. With a kick, Dan manages to get the zombie out of the elevator. Then he rips the severed arm from Megan's neck and checks her pulse. Since she has now lost conciousness, he tries to reanimate her, as the twitching arm is shown in the foreground.
24 Sec

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