Comparison between the cut UK VHS by Braveworld (BBFC 18) and the uncut Unrated VHs by CBS/Fox.
There is a total difference of 55 seconds consisting of
4 cuts = 43 seconds.
1 alternative scene = 12 seconds.
The movie "Ghetto Blaster" did not have it easy with several international censorship agencies. It was released in a shortened version in Great Britain, Germany and the US. In the latter, the movie was cut down to an R-Rated version on release and still is only availabe in this form. The VHS versions of the UK and Germany are based on the unrated version, but had to be censored nonetheless in order to get the BBFC 18 resp. FSK 18 rating. So far, the only completely uncut version was released on VHS in France and is rather rare. Additionally, the VHS is SECAM formatted and not compatible with PAL/NTSC players. A DVD version has not yet been released.
After the man was set on fire, he is stumbling around and eventually falls to the ground. The UK version just shows him lying on the ground briefly.
The Latino threatens the woman with the knife and tells her to undress. She complies while her friend is being held by another guy and has to watch.
She takes off her bra while still being threatened with the knife.
A close-up of Travis' face is missing.
After the friend of the woman was shot, a shot of the Latino approaching and touching her is missing. His friend leaves the picture in order to go to the dead guy. The UK Version shows the previously missing shot of Travis' face.
BBFC 18: +2 sec
Unrated: 14 sec