Comparison between the cut UK VHS by Entertainment in Video (BBFC 18/ based on the US Unrated Version) and the cut R-Rated DVD by Image Entertainment.
There are 4 differences which sum up to 25 seconds:
3 cuts = 25 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 the R-Rated version. The Reason for this is that in the UK Version some gore scenes are cut as well (see the other article for those cuts) and so we can not compare those missing scenes with their R-Rated counterpart to find out whether they differ from 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)
Rachel's friend's neck is being torn open by the werewolf.
Goldie talks longer. Then we see a man with a pole in his belly (but still alive) lying on the ground. Goldie is pushing the pole further in using telekinesis and the man dies. Goldie now stands up and lets the corpse hover in the air and past her.
The man's corpse is floating behind Goldie longer.
Different shots of Goldie taking a shower.
No difference in time