Comparison between the cut BBFC 18 VHS from 1996 and the uncut version, taken from the German FSK 16 DVD.
14,5 seconds are missing in 2 scenes.
Danny Boyle's "Trainspotting" (UK, 1996) was initially only released on a slightly cut R-Rated VHS in the US. Cuts and alternative footage were used in two sex scenes and in the scene in which Renton consumes heroin. The later released versions on DVD and LD were uncut and also rated R. These rereleases were sometimes called Director's Cut.
For the British BBFC 18 VHS by Polygram, also from 1996, two cuts were necessary during the (in)famous drug abuse scene. This version is otherwise based on the uncut original version.
Renton pushes the needle further into his vein.
Renton can be seen longer injecting the heroin.