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Wizard of Gore, The (1/2)

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 – even on this website – 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. […] 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 unlikely…

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
Change in audio (removed song text)
0:01:50
In the R-rated version the song playing in the background is missing during the beginning of the movie. The cause for that is not known. Censorship is unlikely, as there is no explicit content or profanity. A licensing problem might be possible.
The text:
Every day goes by
And every night you’ll say
Still I think of how
I’m so much
Further away
From you
Every time I wake
I slowly mark the day
Since life has taken me
So much further
Away from you
Every sunset
Every time it rains
Every walk I take
I’ll count the steps
Further away
From You
If I
Should fall in Love again
I will know that I am
Only that much
Further from you

No runtime difference

Extended scene: Unrated
0:04:24
Already during the prologue in the background at the beginning, there are two shots missing in which in Ed is walking through the dark alleys. The commentary in the background is thus delayed a bit in the R-rated version, but nothing is missing.
3,9 secs.

Extended scene: Unrated
0:04:30
Ed again, walking through the alley a bit longer. This shot was shortened a bit in the R-rated version.
1,9 secs.

Extended scene: Unrated
0:05:01
The shot of Ed pushing aside the security guy and running into the club is a bit longer in the unrated version.
0,3 secs.

Extended scene: Unrated
0:05:08
After Ed has gained entrance into the club and you can see the stripper dancing, a shot of the bar is missing.
0,8 secs.

Extended scene: Unrated
0:05:40
After Ed is allowed to Chong, his leaving the room, supported by the Asian girl, is a bit longer. The following shot (Ed is waiting, propped up against a table in a back room) was shortened a bit at the beginning.
4,1 secs.


Extended scene: Unrated
0:06:56
Close-up of Ed getting an additional needle in his leg during the acupuncture by Chong (Brad Dourif). It's certainly not a censorship cut, as it is not gory at all.
4,3 secs.



Possible censorship cut / alternative material
R-rated: Chong is walking by his topless assistant a bit longer. He makes a cooing sound and puts another needle in Ed's body. He comments that with a 'Bang'. Then there is an additional shot of Ed twisting his face a bit. The following shot when Chong's assistant is putting leeches on Ed's back is a bit longer at the beginning in the R-rated version.
8,3 secs.

Unrated: Alternative shot of Chong walking by his assistant behind her back. Here, her breasts can be seen more explicitly. If this is the cause for the changes isn't sure as the breasts could several times be (clearly) seen in the R-rated version.
1,6 secs.
R-rated version 6,7 secs. longer

R-ratedUnrated



Extended scene: Unrated
0:11:09
You can see Ed and his girlfriend entering a warehouse a bit longer. Due to this, the conversation is delayed a bit in the R-rated version but still contained completely.
2,3 secs.

Extended scene: Unrated
0:11:25
Ed and his girlfriend are walking through the crowd in an additional shot in the unrated version .
5,1 secs.

Alternative material
0:11:36
When Ed and his girlfriend are still scouting the crowded warehouse, the two versions contain different shots. In the R-rated version, a shot is prolonged a bit, in the unrated version this shot is ended abruptly and an alternative shot was inserted that is missing in the R-rated version.
R-rated: 4 secs.
Unrated: 5,8 secs.
Unrated version 1,8 secs. longer


Possible censorship cut
0:11:53
After Ed and his girlfriend sat down to watch the show, a major part is missing in the R-rated version. Behind them, a man disguised as an SS-officer is sitting. In the unrated version, he is looking at them in a strange fashion, bends forward, taps Ed on the shoulder, and starts this short dialog:
Man: „Yo. Hey. What’s up?“
Ed: “I don’t’ know yet, Hans”
The man and Ed's girlfriend laugh a bit. Then the perspective of the camera changes so you can see all from the front. The man reaches to his side and pulls a topless woman towards him who willingly takes a seat next to him.
18,3 secs.



Extended scene: R-rated
0:12:13
The audience, including Ed and his girlfriend,can be seen a bit longer in the R-rated version.
0,9 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: Unrated
0:12:13
In the unrated version, there is now a shot of the entertainer slowly entering the stage. A similar shot can be found in the R-rated version a bit later.
2,7 secs.

Extended scene: Unrated
0:12:19
The entertainer is walking over the stage a bit longer in the unrated version.
1,6 secs.

Extended scene: R-rated
0:12:19
In the R-rated version, now there is an additional shot of the entertainer slowly entering the stage which is missing in the unrated version.
1,6 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: Unrated
00:12:21
Now the entertainer can be seen a bit longer on stage in the unrated version.
2,1 secs.


Extended scene: Unrated
0:12:50
After the light has finally been switched on and the entertainer is clearly visible on stage, there is an additional shot in the unrated version (to be put after the close-up of the hand with the maggots).
2,3 secs.



Alternative material
0:12:53
Alternative shot of the audience: In the R-rated version a shot is a bit longer that can only briefly be seen in the unrated version. Instead, the unrated version contains an alternative shot of the audience that is entirely missing in the R-rated version.
R-rated: 2,8 secs.
Unrated: 4,7 secs.
Unrated version 1,9 secs. longer

Extended scene: Unrated
0:12:59
The entertainer can be seen a bit longer in the unrated version before dipping his tongue into the maggots.
3 secs.

Extended scene: Unrated
0:13:16.
Additional shot of Ed and his girlfriend among the audience in the unrated version.
1,3 secs.


Extended scene: Unrated
0:13:21
Once again the entertainer on stage can be seen a bit longer in the unrated version. He is holding a live rat and swings it a bit.
8,2 secs.



Alternative material
0:13:43
R-rated: The entertainer can be seen a bit longer with his rat, followed by a shot of the disgusted audience.
2,4 secs.

Unrated: Alternative shot of the audience. The shot in which the entertainer finally bites the rat is a bit longer at the beginning in the unrated version.
1,1 secs.
R-rated version 1,3 secs. longer

Extended scene: Unrated
0:13:53
After the homless looking entertainer has taken a bite out of the rat, he can be seen a bit longer in the unrated version.
2 secs.

Alternative material
0:13:58
R-rated: The audience can be seen a bit longer.
0,6 secs.

Unrated: The shot of the audience ends a bit earlier, but it is followed by a shot of the entertainer bowing to the audience together with another shot of the audience which is entirely missing in the R-rated version.
4,2 secs.
Unrated version 3,6 secs. longer

Extended scene: R-rated
0:14:06
In the R-rated version, the audience can be seen a bit longer once again.
0,9 secs.

Alternative material
00:14:14
Alternative shot of the audience in both versions.
No runtime difference

Alternative material
0:14:21
The disgusted woman who wanted to leave the show and is ordered to sit down again can be seen in different shots in the two versions. The R-rated version is clearly longer here.
R-rated: 4,3 secs.
Unrated: 0,9 secs.
R-rated version 3,4 secs. longer

Alternative material
0:14:24
Once again irrelevant alternative material: In the R-rated version, you can see Ed a bit longer. After that, the shots of the above mentioned woman who is just disappearing into her seat are different in the two versions. Then, in the unrated version, there is a shot of the audience (Ed in the foreground). In the R-rated version, the following shot of Montag the Magnificent (the entertainer in the white suit) starts a bit earlier.
R-rated: 3,4 secs.
Unrated: 3,2 secs.
R-rated version 0,2 Sec. longer

Extended scene: Unrated0:14:39
Montag can be seen a bit longer.
5 secs.

Extended scene: Unrated0:14:45
Ed and his girlfriend can be seen a bit longer. The following shot of Montag is a bit longer, too.
2,5 secs.

Extended scene: Unrated0:15:07
Montag can be seen a bit longer.
0,6 secs.


Alternative material
0:15:56
Ed can be seen a bit longer in the unrated version after saying to his girlfriend that this is all just a trick.
The following shot when Montag asks him 'Is it?'exists is different in the two versions. In the R-rated version, Montag looks quite exhausted because he just swallowed the neon tube. In the unrated version, he looks quite cool and relaxed.
No (particular) runtime difference

R-RatedUnrated



Alternative material
0:15:58
In the shot after the last cut, Ed can be seen a bit longer in the R-rated version. Here, too, there is a different shot of Montag afterwards. The story he's telling (what happens when someone crashes through a car's windshield etc.) is identical in both versions concerning the words used, however told somewhat differently. In the R-rated version, Montag is telling this story breathlessly, hectically, and exhausted. In the unrated version, he is cool and smooth.

Additionally, there are just two shots in the R-rated version: Montag telling the story and afterwards Ed and his girlfriend among the audience.
The unrated version shows Montag telling the story (in a different take), afterwards Ed and his girlfriend among the audience (slightly shorter, different take) and an additional, somewhat longer camera movement over the audience.
R-rated: 13,2 secs.
Unrated: 14, 1 secs.
Unrated version 0,9 secs. longer

R-RatedUnrated



Possible censorship cut
0:17:22
Montag iscan be seen a bit longer. In the R-rated version his saying: '…her Betty Boob exoskeleton' is missing.
5,3 secs.



Extended scene: R-Rated0:17:34
The audience can be seen a bit longer in the R-rated version.
1,8 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: R-rated
0:17:39
Same here.
0,9 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: Unrated
0:17:40
Montag can be seen slightly longer in the unrated version.
0,9 secs.

Extended scene: R-rated
0:17:46
A slightly longer shot in the R-rated version after Montag has moved the frame behind the volunteer.
0,3 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: Unrated
0:17:49
Ed and his girlfriend can be seen a bit longer in the unrated version.
0,3 secs.


Censorship cut / Alternative material
0:19:17
The first shot of Montag cutting open the woman behind the fog is a bit longer in the unrated version.
5,7 secs.



Extended scene: R-rated
0:19:47
Once again the audience.
0,5 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: Unrated
0:19:47
Montag can be seen a bit longer in the unrated version.
1,7 secs.


Censorship cut
0:20:33
Montag is gutting the woman a bit longer. One shot has been shortened in the R-rated version, another one completely removed.
5,6 secs.



0:20:40
Extended scene: R-rated
Ed and his girlfriend can be seen a bit shorter in the unrated version.
1 sec. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: Unrated
0:21:01
The people in the auditorium can be seen a bit longer after the light has been switched on.
0,4 secs.

Extended scene: Unrated
0:21:23
Montag can be seen a bit longer after the audience has started applauding.
0,3 secs.


Extended scene: Unrated
0:21:34
Montag is bowing to the audience a bit longer.
7,4 secs.



Extended scene: Unrated
0:21:46
The camera is moving over the roaring audience a bit longer.
2,9 secs.

Alternative material
0:22:05
Alternative material of Ed's girlfriend walking through the apartment after the show, shortly before sitting down.
No runtime difference

Extended scene: R-rated
0:22:49
Ed's girlfriend can be seen talking a bit longer in the R-rated version. The following shot when he is putting away his shoes is a bit longer at the beginning, too.
3,8 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: R-rated
0:22:54.
Ed and girlfriend are walking through the apartment a bit longer
0,5 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: Unrated
0:22:54.
Ed can be seen a bit longer.
0,5 secs.

Alternative material
0:23:01
When Ed's girlfriend is reacting in an offended way because he knows the stripper by name, alternative material was used. In the R-rated version, there is a close-up of her. In the unrated version you see Ed talking a bit longer and a long shot of her getting up from the chair. The rest of this long shot can be seen in the R-rated version as well.
No runtime difference

Extended scene: R-rated
0:23:04
Ed's girlfriend is walking through the apartment a bit longer in the R-rated version.
1 sec. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: Unrated
0:23:20
Ed and his girlfriend once again a bit longer in the apartment.
0,4 secs.

Extended scene: Unrated
0:24:26
After Ed's nightmare the shot of him reaching for his glass of water is a bit longer at the beginning.
0,6 secs.

Alternative material
0:26:04
Alternative take of Ed calling someone.
No runtime difference


Extended scene: Unrated
0:27:00
Montag is shaking hands with more people.
7 secs.



Extended scene: Unrated
0:27:27
Montag is talking a bit longer with Ed. Ed, due to Montag's negative attitude, asks him: 'I’m sorry?' Montag answers cynically: 'Yes. You are sorry. And getting sorrier still.'
7,4 secs.



Extended scene: R-rated
0:27:45
Ed's girlfriend can be seen talking a bit longer in the R-rated version. The following shot of Ed is a bit longer at the beginning.
0,8 secs. missing in the unrated version


Change in audio (changed commentary in the background)
0:28:06
Ed's commentary in the background during Montag's second show is different in the two versions.

R-rated:
Every night, the geek sets up the act like bowling pins so the magician can throw a strike. It’s the same song and dance two nights in, right down to the shocked girl with the look of disgust plastered across her face. She’s got no idea what she signed for. Or does she? Two Nights, two girls, same day job stripping at Jumbo’s Clown Room. Does the audience realize this or are they to busy getting played like a fiddle?

Unrated:
The geek initiates a false tone for the night’s performance. The set-up is identical two nights in. The disgust and shame of the audience crystallized by a hand-picked woman who plays her part to perfection. And she’s got no idea what she’s signed up for. Or does she? Two Nights, two girls, same day job, stripping at Jumbo’s Clown Room. It is here where the pageantry deviates. The lesson Montag wishes to impart to his audience changes, as does the final trick.
No runtime difference

Extended scene: Unrated
0:28:42
At his second show, Montag can be seen a bit longer when talking to the audience for the first time. His 'What are we afraid of?' is missing.
1 sec.

Extended scene: R-rated
0:28:50
Once again Montag can be seen a bit longer. This time in the R-rated version.
2,5 secs. missing in the unrated version


Extended scene: Unrated
0:28:52
Montag walks towards the back of the stage, followed by a cut to Ed and his girlfriend among the audience. Ed is still holding his notebook. Montag takes the leg of a mannequin and holds it in the air like a rapier. Afterwards, he takes a bear trap in his other hand. He puts the trap on the ground and presses the fake leg in it, which leads to its destruction. The following shot when the audience is startling is contained in the R-rated version, too, but a bit shorter at the beginning. Here, you immediately see Ed noting something. The startling of the audience can just be seen in its beginning.
12,6 secs.



Extended scene: R-rated
0:29:06
In the R-rated version, the following shot of Montag can be seen a bit longer at the beginning.
1 sec. missing in the unrated version


Alternative material
0:29:09
Montag takes another bear trap. In the R-rated version, this is the first one he presents to the audience as the above mentioned scene is missing. When he is taking it off the hook, the two versions use different material. The R-rated version contains a frontal, the unrated version a long shot. The same applies to a part of the monologue he is doing shortly before taking the trap.
R-rated: 8,5 secs.
Unrated: 5,5 secs.
R-rated version 3 secs. longer

R-RatedUnrated



Possible censorship cut
0:29:25
After Montag has thrown the bear trap on the naked woman, the shot in the unrated version is longer. The R-rated version seems a bit chopped up. Indicator against a censorship cut is the fact that nothing too gory can be seen here.
1,6 secs.



Extended scene: R-rated
0:29:28
The following shot (some disgusted people in the audience turn away shocked) is a bit longer in the R-rated version.
1 sec. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: Unrated
0:29:28
In the unrated version two additional shots of Montag can be seen after the shocked audience.
3,5 secs.


Possible censorship cut
0:29:31
The topless woman with the bear trap on her shoulder can be seen a bit longer. The following shot when Montag is standing on the stage with another bear trap in his hand is a bit longer at the beginning in the unrated version.
3,2 secs.



Extended scene: Unrated
0:29:42
The audience can be seen a bit longer. The following shot of Montag is a bit longer in the unrated version, too.
2,2 secs.

Extended scene: R-rated
0:29:47
Now Montag can be seen a bit longer in the R-rated version.
1 sec. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: Unrated
0:27:48
Additional shot of Montag and the audience in the unrated version.
3 secs.

Extended scene: R-rated
0:29:55
When Montag is throwing the last bear trap on the woman, some things were cut differently. In both versions there is a cut to the audience. In the R-rated version is placed immediately after Montag has thrown the trap. In the unrated version, however, it is placed shortly before he throws the trap.
The R-rated version is slightly longer during this couple of scenes.
0,6 secs missing in the unrated version


Censorship cut0:29:59
The shot when the stripper's head is cut off by the bear trap is a bit longer in the unrated version. Further, the clearly visible fountain of blood is missing in the R-rated version. Additionally, a following shot was cut from the R-rated version, too.
1,2 secs.



Censorship cut0:30:01
The next shot of the decapitated woman is a bit longer in the unrated version. The R-rated version sets in again when the lights are flickering and almost nothing is visible any more.
1,1 secs.



Extended scene: R-rated
0:30:04
The fade to black is a bit shorter in the R-rated version.
1 sec. missing in the unrated version


Alternative material
0:30:26
When Ed and his girlfriend are walking to the car, the two versions use different material. In the unrated version, the first shot (the street in the background) takes significantly longer. The R-rated version ends this shot prematurely, but shows the following shot (the two of them in the car) a bit longer at the beginning. Altogether, the unrated version is significantly longer in this scene.
Even a bit of dialog is missing in the R-rated version:
Ed (this one still in R-rated version): 'Well, that was just because we were there two nights in a row and because I tried to to talk to him before the show.'
Girlfriend: 'No, it’s because he hates women. Believe me, I can tell.'
Ed: 'That’s fine, but I’m going back.'
R-rated: 3,3 secs.
Unrated: 9,8 secs.
Unrated version 5,5 secs. longer

R-RatedUnrated



Possible censorship cut0:30:45
In the R-rated version, another part of the dialog between Ed and his girlfriend is missing:
Girlfriend (included in the R-rated version): 'What the fuck’s that supposed to mean?'
Ed: 'Mapplethorpe. I mean, you’re A-Okay with Mapplethorpe. That’s fine. Dipping a crucifix in a jar of piss, that is honky-dory.'

As there is a religious reference, it might possibly be a censorship cut, but it is not quite likely.
9 secs.



Extended scene: Unrated
0:32:59
After Ed has cut his finger, a shot of him sitting behind his desk is missing.
0,9 secs.

Extended scene: R-rated
0:33:01
In the R-rated version, Ed's hand which he has just cut can be seen a bit longer.
1,4 secs. in the R-rated version.

Extended scene: Unrated
0:33:01
In the unrated version, the shot of Ed's hand may end earlier, but there is a shot of him behind his desk which is missing in the R-rated version. The following shot is a bit longer at the beginning in the unrated version.
5,3 secs.

Extended scene: R-rated
0:36:37
The shot of Ed before the Police photographer (?) takes his picture is a bit longer.
0,7 secs. missing in the unrated version

Alternative material
0:37:06
When Ed walks to the completely pasted shop and knocks at the door, the two versions use different material. In the unrated version, it's a clearly longer shot.
No (relevant) runtime difference

Extended scene: R-rated
0:37:28
Ed is standing a bit longer in front of the framed newspaper in the R-rated version.
2 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: Unrated
0:37:28
In return, the following shot of Ed wondering where Chong has gone is a bit longer at the beginning in the unrated version.
1 sec.

Extended scene: R-rated
0:37:47
After Chong said to Ed 'Mind ya fucking business you know what’s good for ya.' he can be seen a bit longer in the R-rated verison.
2 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: Unrated
0:37:47
In the unrated version, there are two shots which are missing in the R-rated version. In one of them, Chong says 'I’m cleansing' and lets his hands glide along his body. The following shot when Ed asks what Chong knows about Tetrodotoxine is a bit longer in the unrated version, too.
2,7 secs.

Extended scene: Unrated
0:38:04
Another shot of Chong who has just removed the leech from his back. The following cut to Ed is missing in the R-rated version, too.
2,2 secs.

Alternative material
0:38:11
Alternative material when Chong is walking into the back room. The R-rated version shows an additional shot and the action as a whole. The unrated version shows two close-ups of Chong.
R-rated: 6,3 secs.
Unrated: 4,2 secs.
R-rated version 2,1 secs. longer

Extended scene: R-rated
0:38:31
Ed can be seen a bit longer in the R-rated version.
0,8 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: R-rated
0:38:35
Chong can be seen a bit longer in the R-rated version.
0,5 secs. missing in the unrated version

Alternative material
0:38:50
Alternative material when Chong is talking about the drug. In the R-rated version, the close-up of Chong is a bit longer. It is followed by a shot of Ed wrinkling his nose. In the unrated version, only Ed can be seen. He wrinkles his nose, but not as much as in the other version.
R-rated: 5,2 secs.
Unrated: 2,9 secs.
R-rated version 2,3 secs. longer

Extended scene: R-rated
0:38:59
Ed can be seen a bit longer in the R-rated version.
1 sec. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: R-rated
0:39:01
Chong can be seen a bit longer in the R-rated version after his reaching into the bucket next to the table.
0,5 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: R-rated
0:39:02
Ed can be seen a bit longer.
1 sec. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: R-rated
0:39:05
Ed can be seen a bit longer in the R-rated version.
0,3 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: Unrated
0:39:05
Chong can be seen a bit longer in the unrated version.
0,3 secs.

Extended scene: R-rated
0:39:11
Ed can be seen a bit longer in the R-rated version.
0,8 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: R-rated
0:39:11
In the R-rated version, there is an additional shot of Chong as well as one of Ed while Chong is still explaining the effects of Tetrodotoxine.
6,2 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: Unrated
0:39:11
The following shot of Chong is a slight bit longer at the beginning in the unrated version.
0,8 secs.

Extended scene: Unrated
0:40:05
Montag can be seen a bit longer after having ordered the blonde in the audience to sit down.
1,5 secs.

Extended scene: R-rated
0:40:08
The blond woman (the third victim) can be seen a bit longer in the R-rated version after sitting down again.
0,8 secs. missing in the unrated version


Possible censorship cut
0:40:34
Montag is standing besides the naked blonde a bit longer.
2 secs.



Extended scene: R-rated
0:40:58
The shot when Montag turns the switch of the death machine is a bit longer in the R-rated version.
0,3 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: Unrated
0:40:58
In exchange, the following shot of the fire is a bit longer at the beginning in the unrated version.
0,3 secs.

Extended scene: Unrated
0:41:00
Further, the shot of the fire is a bit longer at the end in the unrated version.
0,3 secs.

Extended scene: Unrated
0:41:10
An additional shot of the naked woman in the death machine is missing in the R-rated version.
0,9 secs.


Possible censorship cut
0:41:15
The woman can be seen a bit longer in the death machine. The following shot when Montag is laughing at the scared woman is extremely shortened in the R-rated version, too. You can see nothing from his laughing at her in this version.
11,7 secs.



Possible censorship cut / Alternative material
0:41:53
R-rated: Montag can still be seen during his speech while the woman is kept in the death machine in the background. The camera moves slowly towards him.

Unrated: Here, the zoom is interrupted a few times by alternative material, i.e. different shots of the victim and another shot of Montag. By now, the woman's fingers are bleeding. Then the rest of the zoom towards Montag is shown.
No runtime difference

R-RatedUnrated



Alternative material
0:41:58
R-rated: A shot of the shocked audience.
2,6 secs.

Unrated: Montag's henchman can be seen. He is working some machine and walks around.
4,6 secs.

R-RatedUnrated



Alternative material
0:42:05
Alternative material when Montag yells that he won't release the woman. In the unrated version, there is a long shot inserted. In the R-rated version, the shot stays the same during the whole scene.
No runtime difference

Changed cut
0:42:26
After Montag has opened the hatch of the death machine, this is immediately followed by a scene where you can see the completely burnt woman while Montag is standing besides her raising his hand in the unrated version. In the R-rated version, this scene has been inserted a slight bit later.


Censorship cut
0:42:28
The shot of the burnt and smoking woman exiting the death machine has been shortened in the R-rated version. The following shot (close-up of the burnt woman) is missing completely.
1,6 secs.



Alternative material
0:42:34
R-rated: In the R-rated version, the shot of a spectator next to Ed turning away and seemingly vomiting is a bit longer.
Unrated: In the unrated version, this shot gets cut off and an alternative close-up of Ed turning towards his neighbor is inserted.
No runtime difference

Extended scene: R-rated
0:42:36
Montag's henchman is turning the switch a bit longer in the R-rated version.
0,8 secs. missing in the unrated version


Censorship cut / Alternative material
0:42:36
The death of the third girl is heavily censored in the R-rated version. Here, there is just a slightly longer shot of Montag. This shot is included in the unrated version, too, but a bit later. (0,5 secs.)

In the unrated version, those scenes can be seen before:
The burnt woman is crying of pain. Then you see Montag standing next to her pretending she would whisper to him 'What? Stick a fork in you?'. The crying woman again. The people in the audience start getting up from their seats and fleeing the building due to the gruesome spectacle. In the next shot, Montag takes a pole, rams it into the woman's belly, and stirs it a bit. Next, there are some shots of the crying woman; some ooze is coming off her head.
12,8 secs.



Censorship cut
0:42:55
A shot of Montag despicably laughing after sticking the crowbar in the woman's throat.
1,8 secs.



Extended scene: R-rated
0:43:04
After the light has gone on again and Montag is standing on the stage with the (supposedly) just killed woman, one shot of the audience in the foreground calming down again is a bit longer in the R-rated version.
1,2 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: Unrated
0:43:04
The following shot (Montag on the stage with the woman) is a slight bit longer at the beginning in the unrated version.
0,6 secs.

Alternative material
0:43:21
Alternative material is used when Montag is bowing to the audience at the end of the show. In the R-rated version, there is just a long shot. In the unrated version, this shot can be seen, too, but gets cut off earlier in favor of a close-up of this shot.
R-rated: 5,3 secs
Unrated: 9 secs.
Unrated version 3,7 secs. longer

Alternative material
0:44:19
When Ed is talking to a friend about what has happened in front of the theater and the blond 'victim' is leaving said theater, different material was used in the two versions. In the R-rated version, there is a somewhat longer take of Ed talking is used. In the unrated version, this take is interrupted by a shot of the theater's exit where the woman is appearing. This shot is missing in the R-rated version.
R-rated: 7,6 secs.
Unrated: 5,3 secs.
R-rated version 2,3 secs. longer

Extended scene: R-rated
0:47:18
After Ed has been woken up by his girlfriend visiting, he can be seen waking up in his bed a bit longer in the R-rated version.
1,1 secs. missing in the unrated version

Extended scene: Unrated
0:47:18
In exchange, the following scene when his girlfriend is walking towards him while he is slowly emerging from his bed is a bit longer in the unrated version.
4 secs.
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