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Murder-Set-Pieces

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  • R-Rated
  • Unrated Director's Cut
Release: Aug 21, 2012 - Author: Eiskaltes Grab - Translator: Tony Montana - external link: IMDB
Compared are the R-Rated-DVD by Lions Gate and the uncut Unrated Director's Cut-DVD by Fright Flix Productions.

There are 79 differences with a length of 7 minutes and 1.5 seconds.

51 cuts in the R-Rated = 16 minutes and 22 seconds.
12 alternate scenes = 2 minutes and 55 seconds.
11 additional/extended scenes in the R-Rated = 11 minutes and 49 seconds.
4 alternate scenes without any difference.
1 additional logo in the R-Rated = 27 seconds.

"Murder Set Pieces" is probably one of the most controversial and intense movies of the last years, not least because of the gruesome and brutal events spread all over the entire movie. The plot is very much the same: a sick, twisted psychopath evolves an extraordinary hatred for women. Years later, he puts his hatred into action and kills women in the most vicious way after raping and torturing them before. So it was foreseeable that movie wouldn't have it easy when it came to its releases. In the UK and Germany for instance, it couldn't have been released in the first place. In the UK, the BBFC refused to give it a rating which made it impossible to distribute. The reason for that was the plot which combines sex, violence and misogony that also infringes on little children. In Poland, it was the first movie ever only people with the minimum age of 21 were allowed to watch. Regarding the US, its longest version (105 min) was rated NC-17 for its theatrical release but this version has never been released so far. On DVD, a strongly censored R-Rated Version and an uncut Unrated DC was released. Besides a lot of violence, the R-Rated Version lacks some plot as well. But then again, it also contains some scenes that are not in the Unrated DC. This fact indicates that the R-Rated Version isn't based on the Unrated DC. As a matter of fact, the R-Rated Version is based on the original Theatrical Version (105 min) which has never been relased so far, as already mentioned.
0 Min
Right at the beginning, only the Unrated DC contains several shots of NYC on 9/11 after the attack. Subsequently, shots of hung and gagged women including credits follow. In the R-Rated Version, the credits are regular, without any tortured women in the background.
R-Rated: 21 sec
Unrated DC: 53 sec



0 Min
An incredibly battered woman is sitting on a chair.
2 sec



0 Min
Another shot of the woman. In the R-Rated Version, the very same shot is black and white.
no difference



0 Min
Closer shot of the victim.
2 sec



0 Min
Several shots of the battered woman. The killer is taking pictures of her. The R-Rated Version contains a black-and-white-shot of her hand.
R-Rated: 1 sec
Unrated DC: 18 sec

R-RatedUnrated DC



0 Min
The R-Rated Version lacks the close-up of her ragged face. The titles are different in either of the versions.
R-Rated: 5 sec
Unrated DC: 9 sec

R-RatedUnrated DC



4 Min
Only the R-Rated Version shows the killer opening the door of the barbershop and entering.
3 sec



4 Min
The two prostitutes are approaching the killer's vehicle after he stopped near the curb. Then they get in. This scene is exclusively in the R-Rated Version.
23 sec



5 Min
Additional shot of the two prostitutes making out.
8 sec



6 Min
The killer slices the throat of one of the prostitutes, then she puts her hands on the wound.
6 sec



6 Min
Shot of the dying prostitute with her hand on her neck before she falls on the bed.
2 sec



6 Min
The killer grabs the other prostitute's butt and smears blood on it.
7 sec



6 Min
Extended shot of the killer strangling the prostitute in bed.
10 sec



6 Min
Another shot of her getting strangled.
3 sec



6 Min
And further missing seconds of it.
9 sec



6 Min
The Unrated DC contains a shot of a prostitute bound and gagged on a chair. In the R-Rated Version, the killer gets dressed and leaves the scenery.
R-Rated: 9 sec
Unrated DC: 23 sec

R-RatedUnrated DC



7 Min
Jane's conversation with Charlotte in the car is longer in the R-Rated Version:
Charlotte: Why are you so quiet?
Jade: I don't know! I just... I just don't like him!
Charlotte: Promise me you'll be good!
Jade: Aren't I always?
Charlotte: No, you're not! That's why we're having this conversation!
16 sec



14 Min
The killer's nightmare, him running at the cameras with bloodshot mouth, interrupted by several shots of women and dead women, is missing in the Unrated DC.
20 sec



15 Min
Extended shot of the killer snooping around in front of the casinos.
19 sec



19 Min
There are two pictures on the wall that show the structure of the human body. The shot is slightly longer in the R-Rated Version.
1 sec



20 Min
Jade and her friend keep talking in the R-Rated Version:
Friend: I think you should leave Charlotte alone about her boyfriend!
Der Killer schießt von seinem Auto aus heimlich ein Bild von ihnen.
Jade: I think you should think so!
Friend: And you don't?
Jade: I told you! He's weird! And I know he doesn't love her!
Friend: Who cares? As long as they fun together!
Jade: But that's the problem! He doesn't do anything with her!
22 sec



22 Min
The scene with the prostitute and the killer in the hotel room is longer in the R-Rated Version:
Prostitute: Hey! Sorry I'm late!
Killer: I'll survive!
Prostitute: It has been such a busy night! You must have had a lucky night to afford me! So, what can I do?
Killer: Surprise me!
The prostitute starts dancing in front of the killer.
64 sec



24 Min
The killer dips the prostitute for an extended period.
5 sec



24 Min
Same here.
5 sec



24 Min
Further shots of her getting dipped. She's fighting back.
13 sec



24 Min
The subsequent slashing of her throat has been removed, too. Loads of blood splatters against the wall and in the water, including intercuts to the blood-besmeared killer who's dipping the prostitute's head over and over.
19 sec



25 Min
The camera approaches a battered woman's body.
2.5 sec



26 Min
Several shots of another naked body on the ground. Those shots are black and white in the R-Rated Version.
no difference



28 Min
Shot of a dancing stripper.
7 sec



28 Min
The camera tracks to the nacked pole dancer.
16 sec



28 Min
Again the stripper. She spreads her legs in front of a client.
4 sec



28 Min
The killer keeps watching her dance.
27 sec



28 Min
The stripper approaches the killer and stops in front of him.
4 sec



29 Min
After the killer took a seat, the stripper approaches him. Being right in front of him, she starts moving and touches his body. The R-Rated Version contains a shot of another stripper ddancing in front of some guy instead.
R-Rated: 3 sec
Unrated DC: 53 sec

R-Rated:



Unrated DC:



29 Min
Extended shot of the blond stripper dancing in front of the guy.
3 sec



29 Min
The killer sleeps with the stripper. In the process, he slaps her now and then.
28 sec



29 Min
When the killer is done, he lets go of the stripper and goes into the bathroom. The R-Rated Version contains an alternate shot of the killer looking at the stripper while putting on his pants.
R-Rated: 16 sec
Unrated DC: 44 sec

R-RatedUnrated DC



29 Min
Shot of the mutilated prostitute on the chair. The killer yells she was the damn problem. Subsequently, he reaches for the knife on the nightstand.
15 sec



30 Min
Further shot of the mutilated stripper.
3 sec



30 min
The killer wets his knife with the blood from the stripper's face and then licks it off the blade. He turns away. Scene change: the camera tracks over several gory pictures the killer (still a young boy) drew. The camera stops, showing him holding a doll. He removes the doll's clothes with a knife. He then looks at the doll before dropping it. Another scene change: the killer is sitting in his car, moaning while pleasuring himself with the head of one of his victims. The R-Rated shows the killer losing it in front of the stripper longer. Then another scene: Jade and her friend are sitting on a swing and talk:
Jade: I heard her crying over the phone this morning!
Friend: Why?
Jade: She was arguing with you-know-who!
Friend: They're always fighting!
Jade: Yeah, I know! He's such a jerk!
Friend: What does he do?
Jade: Nothing! That's the problem! He never calls her, and she actually waits by the phone for him to call! She's so stupid!
Friend: I guess she loves him!
Jade: Well, he doesn't love her!
Friend: How do you know that?
Jade: He told her!
The killer is driving around again. A young woman resp. his next victim is sitting next to him.
R-Rated: 59 sec
Unrated DC: 108 sec

R-Rated:



Unrated DC:



31 min
The R-Rated shows the tracking shot over the gory pictures here. Then a new scene follows, showing him taking pictures of two young and half naked women. The Unrated DC shows the severed female head on the ground instead. He can then be seen sitting in his chamber eating an already rotting female corpse.
R-Rated: 75 sec
Unrated DC: 40 sec

R-Rated:



Unrated DC:



38 min
After the killer has put his camera together, he can be seen sitting on a railroad track as a young boy. A young woman is looking at him seductively. Scene change: The killer is now here taking the pictures of the two women. The scene ist starting a bit earlier in the R-Rated, which shows some alternative footage again. After the killer hast put his camera together, he he is walking out of the picture and can be seen looking through Las Vegas both on foot and with the car. Several scene changes follow, among them a chat between Charlotte and a work colleague and the scne of the killer as a young boy on the railroad track (now in this version, too).
R-Rated: 175 sec
Unrated DC: 198 sec

R-Rated:



Unrated DC:



42 min
The killer is using his Jack-in-a-Box device, a figure resembling him is jumping out of it. He then grabs nail and hammer.
22 sec



42 min
The killer is holding the nail in front of the tied woman's face and streaks it over her face. He then puts in on her arm and starts to swing the hammer.
18 sec



42 min
He pushes the nail into her arm. She is screaming in agony and even defecates into the bucket under her chair. After the nail has broken through the chair, he takes the rope and puts it around her neck.
35 sec



42 min
The killer looks at the injured woman. He then turns his gaze to another victim, which is chained upside-down to the ceiling.
9 sec



42 min
He now takes a pig mask and pulls it over the hanging woman's face using a piece of rope. Lastly, he starts spinning her around nad is obviously enjoying it. After a while he stops and leaves the picture. The R-Rated just shows the hanging woman briefly.
R-Rated: 2 sec
Unrated DC: 55 sec

R-Rated:



Unrated DC:



43 min
He looks at the woman hanging upside-down, she can then be seen in the next shot.
8 sec



43 min
The woman on the chair can be seen.
2 sec



44 min
The woman on the chair again. The killer turns his back away and walks out of the picture.
6 sec



44 min
In the R-Rated, the killer prepares his camera, takes the small box with the teeth in in and walks to the woman on the chair. In the Unrated version, he pushes the hanging woman so she starts spiining around before a shot of the sitting woman's face can be seen.
R-Rated: 60 sec
Unrated DC: 9 sec

R-RatedUnrated DC



45 min
The killer threatens his victim before taking pictures of her.
19 sec



45 min
He licks her face.
10 sec



45 min
The R-Rated shows him sleeping restlessly on the couch. He is dreaming of a woman and awakes with a bleeding nose. Next scene: he is browsing an occult shop. The owner talks to him and eventually is using her tarot cards on him. However, he is not content with the result, so he grabs and kills her in the off. Afterwards, he is panicking and leaving the shop in a rush. Then two scenes (him killing his friend and the 9/11 nightmare) which can be seen later in the Unrated follow.
7 min 7 sec



53 min
Also exclusively in the R-Rated: the killer is rocessing the picture of Jade in the dark room and hangs it next to others he took of various women. An argument between Jade and her mother follows:
Jade: I've seen him!
Charlotte: Please! This is hard enough without your bullshit!
Jade: I'm telling you the truth! I've seen him at my school! He sits there, and he watches me in his fucking car!
Charlotte: Stop it! Just stop it! Quit lying to me!
Jade: I'm not lying! You can even ask Megan! She was with me! She saw him!
Charlotte: You got what you wanted! He's gone! Now leave me the fuck alone!
Charlotte leaves the kitchen, Jade says: I'm scared of him!
63 sec



56 min
The R-Rated Version now misses out on the argument between Jade and Charlotte – a scene that was shown a few minutes ago. Additionally, you also don't see a girl getting up from the swing set to go to the bathroom. When she arrives there, the killer surprises and kills her with a few stabs.
178 sec



56 min
The camera pans over the dumpster where you can see the girl's corpse.
6 sec



56 min
The R-Rated Version misses out a tracking shot of another dead girl which is sitting at a wall.
13 sec



56 min
The R-Rated Version completely misses out on the killer wakling towards his female victim to attack her. The woman flees up the stairs, but the killer grabs her and throws her to the ground. She crawls along the floor, while the killer approaches her with his knife held up. He reaches out and then stabs her.
48 sec



56 min
The nightmare of the killer was cut out, too. One of his victims takes a few pictures of him while he helplessly tries to fight back. In return, the R-Rated version shows him sleeping on the couch. Blood comes out of his nose.
R-Rated: 7 sec
Unrated DC: 38 sec

R-Rated:



Unrated DC:



59 min
When the killer has sex with a woman, the scene goes on a little longer.
13 sec



59 min
Only in the R-Rated Version the killer shaves, brushes his teeth and also does his hair.
48 sec



61 min
He holds a doll in his hand and turns to his mirror, screaming that he is a judgement from above. Subsequently we see him driving through Las Vegas. He stops in front of his girlfriend's house and enters. Him and his girlfriend start fighting since she is upset that he rarely ever stops by. She hits and insults him angrily. Thus, he grabs her neck and screams at her. He wants to know why she thinks she's allowed to treat him like that. While she's lying on the floor gasping for breath, he reaches for his razor. Then he turns around and approaches her. After killing her (we only see a shot of her corpse) he walks to the little kid in the playpen and reaches out with the razor. However, he comes back to his senses and puts the razor down. He gets the screaming kid out of the playpen with his bloodbesmeared hands and looks at it. While still screaming, the kid runs to its dead mother who is leaning against a wall; we see that she has several wounds in her face. Then follows a transition to the next scene where we see the killer restlessly sleeping on his couch. He dreams about the World Trade Center attacks and a little girl which he had killed gets back to life to look at him. Bathed in sweat and with blood running out of his nose he wakes up.
5 min 39 sec



67 min
The killer uses a chainsaw to split the blonde's head. A lot of blood splashes all over the place.
28 sec



67 min
He pulls the chainsaw back out of the head. In the R-Rated version he does the same thing, however, instead of a close-up shot of the bloody head we only see the killer.
No difference in time.

R-RatedUnrated DC



67 min
The killer tries to pull Jade out of the closet a little longer.
6 sec



70 min
Jade's flashlight shows us the corpse a little longer that was hung up upside down.
2 sec



70 min
Then we see two other corpses.
7 sec



71 min
Jade spots another corpse.
7 sec



71 min
Now she finds her dead mother Charlotte hanging at the wall.
4 sec



71 min
Several shots of Charlotte's corpse along with a few cuts to Jade's consternation were cut out.
22 sec



73 min
The killer cuts the girl's back and legs several times.
7 sec



73 min
Shortly after that he cuts her cheek.
10 sec



73 min
A missing shot of Jade screaming.
2 sec



73 min
Ditto.
2 sec



73 min
After the killer pulled the scissors out of his stomach, blood splashes out of the wound. Then he drops the scissors.
5 sec



78 min
At the end there's a missing shot of Charlotte – who is undead and mutilated – who reaches out her arm. Then there's a missing shot of Jade who sits on her bed and screams.
8 sec



78 min
During the end credits, only the Unrated Version shows a few scenes from the movie in the background.
No difference in time.



83 min
After the end credits, the R-Rated Version shows several logos – among other things the Lions Gate logo.
27 sec
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