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Wizard of Gore, The (2/2)

original title: Wizard of Gore, The

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Release: Aug 30, 2010 - Author: Glogcke - Translator: Muddi - external link: IMDB

1.) Concerning 'exclusive' R-rated versions:



Introduction


There has been a lot of confusion regarding DVD releases in an 'Unrated' version lately. So this censorship report doesn't only compare two versions of 'Wizard of Gore', but does take a look behind the scenes of the rating practices and some companies' DVD releasing policy in the United States. However, in some cases (e.g. Feast, Feast II, Rogue, Storm Warning, Children of Wax) the sometimes quite obscure rating practices lead to confusion and, in rare cases, even angry reactions in other countries where these movies are released. The following report tries to shed some light on this issue (which may not be unfamiliar to regular readers of this website) and to explain some details (as mentioned above, this isn't limited to 'The Wizard of Gore' but includes some other movies, too).

Politics of multiple releases: Rated and Unrated


It's widely known that there often are two different home video releases of a movie in the U.S.: One version rated by the MPAA and a (quite effective in advertising) unrated version. In the past, many people Ė even on this website Ė assumed for a certain time that, above all, the economically most powerful U.S store companies didn't offer any unrated DVDs. The ones to be mentioned here are Walmart as most important seller of DVDs and Blockbuster as biggest Video rental store.

However, both chains have been offering unrated DVDs for quite a long time. Only the very rarely occurring NC-17-movies are not offered there. Unrated versions that would have gotten an NC-17 if presented to the MPAA are no problem for those stores and can be found there en masse on the shelves. Those two companies jumped on the unrated-bandwagon a bit later than rival companies as Amazon.com or Best Buy and sometimes explicitly refused to offer certain unrated versions, such as e.g. Old School or Requiem for a dream. But since unrated versions have become a mass phenomenon and the sales are not to be ignored any more, those politics changed.

In the FAQ of Blockbuster for example, you can explicitly read about this issue:

All films carried by BLOCKBUSTER stores and BLOCKBUSTER Online carry ratings that have been established by the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. In order to provide a wholesome environment for you and your family, we generally do not carry films with ratings of NC-17 or X. [Ö] Unrated films not containing material suitable for all audiences are designated by BLOCKBUSTER as restricted and marked with a YRP sticker.


At Walmart, too, both online and in the individual stores unrated versions can be found. This also and above all affects movies of which two versions are available.

Nevertheless, the R-rated versions of these movies are offered by these companies as well, but not in all cases and not more often than the unrated counterpart. So one can only guess why there are two versions of those movies released. One explanation could be that this issue is handled differently in different regions of the States: Whereas stores in the more conservative parts of the country are offering mainly the R-rated version, this is not necessary in other parts of the country. Though there is no complete proof of this theory, it still remains one of the most plausible explanations.

Especially at Blockbuster this can be seen more clearly. It seems like the R-rated versions are more likely to be offered in the (online) rental section, whereas in the Blockbuster Stores the unrated versions usually can be obtained, too. Especially in the rental section, where the majority are R-rated versions in order to maintain the family-friendly environment, this often leads to customers getting angry. Examples: Here, here, and here. Being that angry, many people then assume that Blockbuster censor DVDs by themselves. However, this is very unlikelyÖ

Exclusive R-rated versions


If and when a movie is released in both an R- and unrated version can usually be known by viewing U.S. DVD websites or the most exact and complete source, amazon.com's media catalog. At exactly this point things become interesting: Some R-rated versions appear neither in announcements of the labels, and hence on the usual DVD-websites either, nor are those R-rated versions mentioned in the catalog of amazon.com or any other send away company. Just the unrated version is mentioned.

This mainly affects movies released by The Weinstein Company, which owns the sub-labels Dimension and Dimension Extreme. Weinstein and Blockbuster concluded a 3-year agreement in 2006 which gives Blockbuster the right to exclusively offer the rental versions of those labels' movies. On their covers, you can usually find an eye-catching Blockbuster Exclusive sticker. In course of this agreement it might be possible that Weinstein resp. Dimension have already created R-rated versions of their movies to appropriately fit the family friendly store policy. So it seems mainly the movies of Dimension Extreme to be affected, as there are many unrated movies from this label of which R-rated counterparts exist that are not to be found anywhere else. But on the other hand, many don't have said counterpart: Those are only available as unrated versions. So it might be possible that in some cases an R-rated version had been made for a limited theatrical release, for example, and that Blockbuster happily took this version for rental. It's a fact that those exclusive R-rated versions, due to many reports (as mentioned above), are to be found almost exclusively in the Blockbuster rental section.
As these R-rated version were never intended for other customers than those of BB, they don't appear either in official press announcements, on the usual DVD websites, or in the amazon.com catalog.

Exclusive R-rated version: Shortened? Yes. Censored? Not necessarily.


However, not all exclusive R-rated versions are censored to obtain said rating. In this respect, this story isn' any different from other double releases. There, too, you have some deceptive releases which suggest an uncensored or gorier version. Whereas there are some already uncensored R-rated versions in the Dimension Extreme franchise, it is possible as well that a movie easily capable of obtaining an R-rating to be marketed as unrated due to advertising reasons. If there is an additional R-rated version of this movie, it is not necessarily censored.

Something like that happened to the not so gory Australian crocodile horror movie Rogue. This movie was released in the U.S. in an unrated version under the label of Dimension Extreme. It seems that there was made a shorter R-rated version of the movie as well. As no censorship cuts were necessary to obtain the R-rating, Dimension just removed some plot elements. Maybe also to shorten the movie a bit for U.S. audiences. The unabridged version does have a gory 'unrated' sticker to suggest that this is a gorier version. In Feast III, too, the changes were not made for censoring but for the only cause to be able to release an additional unrated version for advertising reasons.
Those exclusive R-rated versions often are the basis for licensed releases in other countries, a fact that often causes anger among customers as the release is not uncut, contrary to announcement.



2.) Versions and report:


Dimension released two versions of Wizard of Gore under the Dimension Extreme label. Both versions are largely different, though no one really knows why. Both versions show some prolonged scenes at several moments of the movie which are missing in the other version. As often, alternative material is used. The plot is extended at some points in both versions, but only very few times. Although we tried to get hold of all differences of the two versions, it is possible, due to the massive differences, that one or another minor frame or dialog difference has been overlooked. Those cuts are of minor interest to the reader anyway, so they are typed in small letters and have no pictures attached in this report. The more important stuff has regularly sized letters and contains pictures.

The R-rated version has been censored, clearly at several spots, maybe at others. Those censorship cuts contain the whole range from pure cuts over alternative material to digital alterations.

219 differences, that are
7 censorship cuts
9 possible censorship cuts
1 censoring by digital alteration
3 censorship cuts / alternative material
2 possible censorship cuts / alternative material
2 changes in audio
84 extended scenes in the unrated version
78 extended scenes in the R-rated version
32 alternative material
1 changed cut

We compared the R-rated U.S. DVD from Dimension Extreme with the unrated U.S. DVD from Dimension Extreme
Extended scene: Unrated
0:49:54
At the beginning of the meanwhile fourth show a bit of dialog between Ed and his girlfriend, who is showing him the camera, is missing. In the unrated version, she says to him: 'It shoots video and sound and everything'.
2 secs.



Extended scene: R-rated
0:49:54
In the R-rated version, the following shot (close-up of Ed's girlfriend telling him more about the camera) is a bit longer at the beginning.
0,3 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: Unrated
0:50:09
A shot of Ed is a bit longer in the unrated version, as well as the following shot of his girlfriend.
1,5 secs.


Extended scene: Unrated
0:50:24
Montag's henchman is holding a rat again and shaking it around a bit. The following shot when he bites it is included in the R-rated version.
7,9 secs.



Extended scene: R-rated
0:50:58
When Montag starts his speech, he is seen a bit longer in the R-rated version.
1,3 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: Unrated
0:50:58
In exchange, the following shot of Montag is a bit longer in the unrated version.
1,4 secs.

Extended scene: R-rated
0:51:03
Prolonged shot of Ed and his friend among the audience in the R-rated version.
0,8 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: Unrated
0:51:04
In exchange, a shot of Montag on stage is missing in the R-rated version.
1 sec.

Extended scene: R-rated
0:51:04
The following shot of Montag, however, is a slight bit longer again in the R-rated version.
0,2 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: R-rated
0:51:47
The shot of Ed's friend getting up to go on the stage to Montag is a bit longer in the R-rated version.
2,2 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: Unrated
0:52:08
Montag can be seen a bit longer before Ed's friend takes off his pants.
0,3 secs.

Extended scene: R-rated
0:52:09
The shot when Ed's friend lets his pants down is a bit longer in the R-rated version.
0,5 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: Unrated
0:52:10
In return, the following shot (Montag talking again) is a bit longer at the beginning in the unrated version.
0,2 secs.


Censorship / Digital Alteration
0:53:29
When Montag quickly pulls out the towel which he had stuffed into the throat of Ed's friend with a broomstick, the R-rated version is tamer. In the unrated version even a part of his guts is coming out of his mouth alongside the blood. In the R-rated version, there is just blood.
No runtime difference

R-RatedUnrated



Extended scene: Unrated
0:54:39
During the dialog between Ed and his friend, a shot of Ed is a bit longer in the unrated version (when the light is flashing). In the R-rated version, this shot is a whole one frame longer at the beginning.
1,7 secs.

Extended scene: R-rated
0:54:39
Now, in the following shot, the R-rated version is a bit longer again.
2,5 secs. missing in the unrated version

Alternative material
0:54:45
R-rated: Ed is walking a bit longer towards his friend who is sitting on the chair. In the R-rated version, this is immediately followed by the shot when he pulls him towards the desk in order to show him something. This shot is a bit longer at the beginning than in the unrated version.

Unrated: The shot of Ed walking towards his friend is cut off and the rest of it is shown from a different angle. Then the angle changes again to the first one. Now the shot shot is following when Ed pulls his friend towards the desk (a bit shorter than in the R-rated version at the beginning).

R-rated: 2 secs.
Unrated: 3,9 secs.
Unrated version 1,9 secs. longer

Extended scene: Unrated
0:55:59
Once again a shot of the dialog between Ed and his friend that is longer in the unrated version.
0,9 secs.

Extended scene: R-rated
0:55:59
And again a following shot is a bit longer in the R-rated version.
0,7 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: Unrated
0:56:32
A shot of the dialog is a bit longer in the unrated version.
0,5 secs.

Extended scene: R-rated
0:56:32
Following shot a bit longer in the R-rated version.
0,5 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: R-rated
0:56:36
A shot of Ed is a bit longer in the R-rated version. The following shot when his friend is walking through the apartment with the CD in his hands is a bit longer at the beginning,too.
0,8 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: R-rated
0:56:40
Ed's friend is walking a bit longer through the apartment with CD and cigarette in his hands.
1,3 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: R-rated
0:56:41
Again Ed can be seen a bit longer in the R-rated version.
0,5 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: Unrated
0:56:41
Ed's is walking through the apartment a bit longer in the unrated version.
1,3 secs.

Extended scene: R-rated
0:56:43
Now once more in the R-rated version.
0,8 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: Unrated
0:56:46
Sensational: Ed can be seen a bit longer in the unrated version.
0,7 secs.

Extended scene: R-rated
0:56:46
The following shot is, of course, a bit longer in the R-rated version.
1,2 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: R-rated
0:56:52
Ed can be seen a bit longer at the beginning of a shot in the R-rated version.
0,6 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: Unrated
0:56:56
In return, this shot is a bit longer at the end in the unrated version.
0,5 secs.

Extended scene: R-rated
0:56:56
And again the R-rated version at the beginning of the following shot.
1,4 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: Unrated
0:57:14
Shot of Ed longer in the unrated version.
1,3 secs.

Extended scene: R-rated
0:57:17
Following shot of Ed and his friend a bit longer in the R-rated version.
1,3 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: R-rated
0:57:44
After Ed has held his friend against his door, he can be seen a bit longer in the R-rated version.
0,4 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: R-rated
0:57:50
Ed can be seen a bit longer in the R-rated version before throwing his friend on the floor.
1,1 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: R-rated
0:58:06
After Ed has killed his friend, the black screen is a bit longer in the R-rated version.
1,2 secs. missing in the unrated version


Extended scene: Unrated
0:59:05
When Ed visits Chong after the murder of his friend, a shot of Chong sitting behind his counter and petting a cat while Ed is walking towards him is missing.
6,1 secs.



Extended scene: R-rated
0:59:28
Chong can be seen talking a bit longer before the cut to Ed is made in the R-rated version.
1,2 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: R-rated
0:59:31
Same here.
2 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: R-rated
0:59:59
Ed can be seen a bit longer in the R-rated version.
1,8 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: Unrated
0:59:59
The following shot of Chong is a bit longer in the unrated version in return.
1,8 secs.

Alternative material
1:00:01
R-rated: Longer shot of Chong while talking.
Unrated: Here, the same shot is interrupted by a cut to Ed, but is continued afterwards.
No runtime difference

Alternative material
1:00:22
Unrated: Longer shot of Ed while Chong is talking.
R-Rated: Here, the same shot is interrupted by a cut to Chong, but is continued afterwards.
No runtime difference

Extended scene: R-rated
1:00:34
Chong can be seen a bit longer in the R-rated version after Ed has got up from the table.
1,3 secs. missing in the unrated version


Extended scene: R-rated
1:00:34
At this point, the two versions are very different from each other, while the R-rated version is a considerable bit longer. In the unrated version, there merely are some shots that are missing in the R-rated version. So this scene will be counted as an extended scene in the R-rated version.

After Ed has angrily left the table, the conversation continues on screen in the R-rated version. This is a severe difference as in the unrated version there is a fade to the shot when Ed is already on the street walking home. During this scene, the conversation can be heard in the background. It is only after this change that the unrated version fades back and the rest of the conversation can be seen and heard on screen. In the R-rated version, it is shown without interruption and it ends with Chong holding open the door for Ed.
The R-rated version is considerably longer as now there is the scene following when Ed is walking on the street and entering his home. It is shown after the conversation and, of course, without any background talk (as it is already finished).

Also, the two versions are starting with different shots of Ed just before this considerable difference. Further, some shots of Ed walking on the street which are missing in the theatrical version are contained in the unrated version.

R-rated: 2 mins. 27,6 secs. (147,6 secs..)
Unrated: 1 min. 29,1 secs. (89,1 secs.)
R-rated version 58,5 secs. longer

The following pictures can make the order of the shots and time a bit clearer.

R-RatedUnrated



Extended scene: Unrated
1:04:23
During the talk with his girlfriend, the shot of Ed sitting down at the table is a bit longer in the unrated version.
1,3 secs.

Extended scene: R-rated
1:04:25
As usual, the following shot is a bit longer in the R-rated version.
1,3 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: R-rated
1:04:38
Ed can be seen a bit longer in the R-rated version.
That's why a bit of dialog is missing:
Maggie: 'You shouldnít say this. You sound like him.'
3 secs. missing in the unrated version

Alternative material
1:04:38
Alternative shot of Maggie (hardly noticeable).
The dialog from the last cut continues here.
R-rated: 2 secs.
Unrated: 3 secs.


Extended scene: R-rated:
1:06:13
The dialog between Maggie and Ed before the fade to the next show ends differently in the two versions. The R-rated version is significantly longer and contains additional dialog. So this scene is counted as extended scene of the R-rated version.

R-rated: After Maggie has stopped the recording of Montag's show, the next shot of her is much longer in the R-rated version. She says: 'This changes everything. Itís not the trick. Itís the rhythm of his voice is different. And itís not what heís saying. Itís just Ė Itís written all over his face. While heís trying to tell us what to see, itís like heís struggling to remember what to say.'
11,8 secs.

Unrated: The whole dialog is missing. There is only an alternative shot of Ed.
1,1 secs.
R-rated version 10,7 secs. longer

R-RatedUnrated



Possible censorship cut
1:06:23
Montag's assistant can be seen longer at the show at which Maggie is on stage later on in the unrated version. He lifts up a rat and squeezes it out in the background. You can see the rat being squeezed out in the R-rated version, but as this only happens in the background and the part of its being picked up cannot be seen, you can only assume in the R-rated version.
4,8 secs.



Extended scene: R-rated
1:06:44
Ed and Maggie can be seen a bit longer among the audience in the R-rated version.
The dialog is different in the two versions. In the R-rated version, it looks like Ed wants to make Maggie to participate in the show against her will after she mentioned that she couldn't do it. In the unrated version, they both agree that there must be another way.
1 sec. missing in the unrated version


Possible censorship cut
1:06:47
The assistant takes a huge bite out of the rat, accompanied by a grinding noise.
1,9 secs.



Extended scene: R-rated
1:07:02
Montag can be see a bit longer in the R-rated version after having told Maggie that she would die that night.
0,7 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: Unrated
1:07:02
In the R-rated version, a shot of Ed and Michael is missing.
1,9 secs.

Extended scene: R-rated
1:07:04
In the R-rated version, the following shot is a bit longer at the beginning.
2,2 secs. missing in the unrated version

Alternative material
1:07:18
R-rated version: The shot of Montag telling Maggie that she cannot move and finally asking her on stage is a bit longer in the R-rated version.
5,3 secs.

Unrated version: Here, the shot of Montag is abruptly ended. In exchange, there is a different shot of him (from a bit further away) that cannot be seen in the R-rated version.
2,4 secs.
R-rated version 2,9 secs. longer

Extended scene: Unrated
1:07:27
After Maggie got up to go on stage, Ed is sitting on his chair quite crumpled.
1,2 secs.

Alternative material
1:07:28
When the Bed gets rolled on stage behind Montag, different material has been used in the two versions.

R-rated: Close shot of what is happening.
5,9 secs.

Unrated: Long shot. The shot of the R-rated version is added afterwards, but is shortened at its beginning.
6,3 secs.
Unrated version 0,4 secs. longer

Extended scene: R-rated
1:07:40
A shot of Ed among the audience can be seen a bit longer in the R-rated version.
0,7 secs. missing in the unrated version


Extended scene: Unrated
1:07:40
In exchange, a somewhat longer scene is missing in the R-rated version: Magic points to Maggie. Then he says: 'Does it look familiar?'. He then winks in an exaggerated and cynical way. It seems meant for Ed.
6,4 sec.



Extended scene: R-rated
1:07:54
Ed is sitting in his chair quite tense while Maggie is on stage.
0,9 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: Unrated
1:07:54
The following shot (Maggie on stage while Montag is rolling the magic screen in front of her) begins a bit earlier in the unrated version.
0,9 secs.

Extended scene: R-rated
1:08:04
Montag is doing his magic movements behind Maggie in the R-rated version. His magic grip seems to 'grab' her.
4,5 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: Unrated
1:08:04
In the unrated version, there is a cut to a long shot instead where Montag turns Maggie with his grip. This is followed by a shot of tense Ed among the audience. Both those shots are missing in the R-rated version.
4,6 secs.


Extended scene: Unrated
1:08:20
Another shot of Montag preparing the bed on which Maggie is lying behind the magic screen is missing.
As a result, the italic part of the dialog during this scene is missing, too.
'Trick.
Such an interesting word.
A word with so many meanings.'
3 secs.



Alternative material
1:08:27
Alternative shot of Montag locking up the bedsheets among which Maggie is lying.
R-rated: 1 sec.
Unrated: 1,7 secs.
Unrated version 0,7 secs. longer

Extended scene: R-rated
1:08:53
After Montag has rammed the second sword into Maggie and the bed, he can be seen a bit longer in the R-rated version.
1,1 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: Unrated
1:08:53
In the unrated version, however, the following shot of the bed with the swords in it is a bit longer (no gore at all, and as there is no runtime difference it doesn't seem to be a censorship cut).
1,1 secs.

Extended scene: Unrated
1:15:24
After Maggie has died (Ed pushes her into the mirror), a blood-stained handkerchief falls on the floor. At this point, some flashbacks to the first show when Montag used this handkerchief to wipe blood from his body and threw it to Ed are missing in the R-rated version.
1,4 secs.

Extended scene: R-rated
1:16:01
After Maggie's death, Ed sits on the bed desperate and the picture fades to black. This black screen is a bit longer in the R-rated version.
0,8 secs. missing in the unrated version


Extended scene: R-rated
1:16:08
Next, the R-rated version is significantly longer. That's why this scene is counted as extended scene in the R-rated version. The two versions are significantly different concerning sound and cuts: Ed is sitting in his car in front of Jumbo's. He is writing something in his notepad and sniffs his paper bag. This scene is mmmuch longer in the R-rated version, whereas the unrated version only contains the end of it. The following monologue by Ed is held earlier in the R-rated version:

'Chong cut Maggie loose from March Hare Escorts, and I cut her loose from life.
The old dog says I have to find my own way, and I will.
Iíll sit here outside Jumboís all day long if I have to.
Frank can easily arrange things, playing middle man from the good doctor from his spot behind the bar. He knows where March Hare Escorts is and heíll tell me, even if he doesnít want to.'

It's after this part that the unrated version sets in again and shows the rest of the scene when Ed is still waiting, sniffing his paper bag etc. The unrated version starts with the aforementioned monologue. It is, however, shortened and edited differently. Additionally, the second part of the scene, too, is shortened in the unrated version. But we spare you the minute listing of differences here.

Ed's monologue continues in the R-rated version as follows:

'I have nothing left except questions.
Who is the magician if Montag doesnít perform Magic?
What is the Trick? Where have the bodies gone?
When did I become the murderer?
Why does Dr. Chong seems to have all the answers except the ones I need?
The Magician will try to distract me, to trap me unless I find him first.
But Iíll be powerless if I get him before he can tell me what to believe
(Voice: To Trap meÖ until I find him first)
This I know to be true.
Iím a bad man who tricked himself into believing I wasnít
Iíve always had the murder inside me.
It all comes back to March Hare Escorts
It all started there, and thatís where it will end.'

Parts of it can be heard in the unrated version, but much is missing. The two parts of the monologue are edited differently in the two versions. Sometimes some phrases are uttered in the background by a female voice, sometimes by Ed himself, and vice versa.

When you compare the runtime of the whole scene in both versions until Ed gets out of the car, you get the following result:
R-rated: 1 min. 16,5 secs. (76,5 secs.)
Unrated: 35,5 secs
R-rated version 41 secs. longer

(Pictures only from the R-rated version)



Alternative material
When Ed enters the store in front of which he has waited that long, and the bouncer talks to him, different material was used in the two versions.
R-rated: The shot of Ed and the bouncer is a bit longer. The following shot of Ed begins a bit earlier.
Unrated: The shot of Ed and the bouncer ends earlier. In exchange, there is a shot of only the bouncer. The following shot of Ed begins a bit later.

R-rated: 8,8 secs.
Unrated: 6 secs.
R-rated version 2,8 secs. longer

Extended scene: R-rated
1:17:16
After Ed has grabbed the bouncer's face, the shot is significantly longer in the R-rated version.
3,9 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: Unrated
1:17:16
The following shot (the same procedure from a different angle) is a bit longer in the unrated version.
2,4 secs.


Extended scene: Unrated
1:17:20
In the unrated version, is talking to the bouncer for a longer time. A little bit of alternative material has been used here, but there are no significant differences. Mainly the shots are shorter in the R-rated version. That's why this scene is counted as extended scene in the unrated version.

R-rated:
Ed: 'Now, most people, they go their whole lives with the destiny thatís on the horizon that they just never tuch. And mineís at a place called March Hare Escort.'
Bouncer: 'Yeah.'
Ed: 'Just give me the fucking address.'
Bouncer: 'Okay.'
16,9 secs.

Unrated:
Ed: 'Now, most people, they go their whole lives with the destiny thatís on the horizon that they just never tuch. And mineís at a place called March Hare Escort. And I would touch it if I knew how to find it. And I would trap it. I would make it bend to my will. You understand what Iím saying, Frank? Yeah?'
Bouncer: 'Yeah.'
Ed: 'So donít mince words with me, okay? Just give me the fucking address.'
TŁrsteher: 'Okay.'
34 secs.
Unrated version 17,1 secs. longer

Extended scene: Unrated
1:20:45
In the R-rated version, a somewhat longer part of the 'finale' is missing when Ed is searching the several specially prepared rooms. After he has found the pole with which he has allegedly killed his friend there is missing how he finds Maggie's mobile phone and plays around a bit with it. In the background you can see someone approaching. Someone says: 'I got you now. Hey, sonny, you figuring it out?'
Upon this, Ed turns around and knocks over the person who he discovers to be Montag's henchman. Then Ed leaves the room.
20 secs.



Extended scene: R-rated
1:21:24
Ed is walking through the rooms a bit longer in the R-rated version.
11,7 secs. missing in the unrated version



Extended scene: Unrated
1:21:30
Ed is standing a bit longer in front of the door before trying to break it open.
2 secs.

Extended scene: Unrated
1:21:33
The first shot of Ed trying to break open the door is a bit longer at the beginning in the unrated version.
0,5 secs.

Extended scene: Unrated
1:21:36
The same shot is a bit longer at the end in the unrated version. The following shot (a different angle of Ed's trying to break open the door) is a bit longer at the beginning, too.
5,5 secs.

Alternative material
1:21:42
When Ed has broken open the door and falls into the next room (a swimming pool), different material was used in the two versions. In the R-rated version, there is a close-up of Ed landing on the floor. The following long shot is a bit longer in the R-rated version, too.
In the unrated version, there is only the long shot.
R-rated: 4,8 secs.
Unrated: 2,8 secs.
R-rated version 2 secs. longer

Extended scene: Unrated
1:22:11
A shot of Ed sneaking through a corridor in the swimming pool room is missing in the R-rated version. The following shot of the same content is a bit shorter at the beginning, too.
4,7 secs.

Extended scene: Unrated
1:22:43
Ed is looking at the pictures, texts, and newspaper excerpts on the wall a bit longer. The phrase he utters there is a bit shorter.
R-rated: 'They are our Ė'
Unrated: 'They are our girlfriends.'
1,7 secs.


Extended scene: R-rated
1:23:09
Ed is looking a bit longer at the papers and drawings on the wall which tell something about the 'magic tricks' in the R-rated version. The next shot of Ed begins a bit earlier, too.
15,7 secs.



Extended scene: Unrated
1:23:49
Ed can be seen walking around a bit longer in the unrated version.
1,3 secs.

Extended scene: R-rated
1:23:49
In exchange, he can be seen a bit longer longer in the following shot in the R-rated version.
1,3 secs. missing in the unrated version


Censorship cut
1:24:49
Montag is cutting Ed's calf a bit longer in the unrated version.
1 sec.



Extended scene: R-rated
1:24:50
The following shot when Montag with the knife lets go of Ed is a bit longer in the R-rated version.
1 sec. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: Unrated
1:26:08
The shot of Ed's face can be seen a bit longer in the unrated version after he has grabbed Montag by the head and starts squeezing.
2,1 secs.

Extended scene: R-rated
1:26:08
The following shot of Montag whose face gets crushed by Ed is a bit longer in the R-rated version.
2,1 secs. missing in the unrated version


Censorship cut
1:26:28
The shot when Ed eventually crushes Montag's head is missing in the R-rated version. You can see CGI-brains and -blood spattering.
2,7 secs.



Censorship cut / alternative material
1:26:32
In the unrated version, Ed squeezes around in Montag's crushed face a bit longer, and you get a shot of Ed's angry face.

In the R-rated version, there is a different shot of Montag. Here, he doesn't have a crushed face yet. You can see some blood running from his mouth. Then there is a cut to Ed's face (a different take as well). Now you can hear Montag's head being crushed in the background.
No (notable) runtime difference

R-RatedUnrated



Alternative material
1:27:46
A different shot of Montag's henchman while he is talking with Ed. The dialog is the same, however.
Unrated version 0,3 secs. longer

1:32:35
The end credits are a little bit different in the two versions.
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