City of the Living Dead
(IMDB)OT: Paura nella cittą dei morti viventi
BBFC 18 VHS (Vipco)
The cut UK-VHS released by Vipco (BBFC 18) has been compared to the uncut Austrian DVD by XT-Video.
There are 6 differences with a total runtime of 2 minutes and 16 seconds:
5 cuts = 2 minutes and 10 seconds.
1 alternative scene = 6 seconds.
This zombiefilm-classic only received two cut releases on VHS in Great Britain, not counting the banned and uncut Vipco VHS. The theatrical version was only missing the infamous driller-scene. This version was also later released on VHS by several labels. The cut Vipco VHS was censored even more, though, and stripped off of the bloodiest scenes. Vipco and Arrow Video both released the film uncensored on DVD.
30 min You can see Rosie with bleeding eyes and the camera panning down to her mouth. Then, the entire part of Father Thomas staring at Rosie as she vomits up her intestines is missing. Tommy is trying to get out of the car, but ultimately can't, because the door is locked.
30 min Father Thomas rips Tommy's brains out of the head.
54 min Anne's father presses Bob longer against the working bench. The rotating driller moves on ever closer to Bobs head at that.
54 min The UK VHS misses the part of the driller continuing to move closer to Bob's head and finally drilling its way inside his skull (bloody). It comes out the other side.
64 min The zombie rips a piece out of Sandra's head. She drops to the floor as the zombie still has the piece of meat in his hand.
76 min After Zombie-Sandra has grabbed Peter's head she rips out a piece of it so his brain is exposed. The cut version shows a shot of Jerry instead.
BBFC 18: +2 sec Unrated: 8 sec