Tenebre (aka Tenebrae)
BBFC 18 VHS (Noveaux Pictures)
Compared are the shortened UK-VHS by Noveaux Pictures (BBFC 18)
and the uncut Austrian DVD by Raptor Film Entertainment (not rated).
Length of missing footage: 26 seconds
of 5 scenes.
Dario Argento's "Tenebre" was released by several labels in a slightly shortened version on VHS and DVD as well. Two violent scenes needed to be removed while three more shots/scenes were also removed but these scenes are missing in other countries as well. The reason is the bad quality of the available master. The old tape by Videomedia only lacks one violent scene (arm amputation). Subsequently the tape was listed as video nasty. The uncut version has been released by Anchor Bay and Arrow in the UK, on both DVD and Blu-ray.
Further shot of the frightened woman and the homeless guy at the window. The scene is missing in most of the international releases.
The woman gets stabbed in the belly one more time. The scene is missing in most of the international releases.
Extended shot of Jane looking at her new shoes. The following shot of Bullmer in town also lacks a couple of seconds. The scene is missing in most of the international releases.
Jane's arm gets chopped off with a hatchet. She squalls in pain, blood splatters. Then a shot of her chopped-off arm on the table, the gun is still in the hand.
When Peter gets skewered by the bar, another bloody detail is missing here.