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Comparison:

  • US Version
  • Austrian DVD
Release: Jul 27, 2011 - Author: Bob - Translator: Tony Montana - external link: IMDB
Both versions are available on the Austrian DVD released by Voulez-Vous.

Even though most of the cuts in the US Version affect action scenes, it's not censoring per se. In most of the cases, double shots have been removed. Let me give you an example to illustrate that. Cynthia Rothrock kicks a guy in the face. In the Extended Version, she lifts her leg, kicks him in the face and he drops backwards. Then the same scene from another angle. The US Version doesn't contain the repitition from a different angle.

Sometimes, a scenes gets repeated more than just once. Anyhow, the US Version only shows those scenes once, no matter how often it's being repeated in the Extended Version. Some of the shots overlap, like the ones with the car stunts. Other scenes like Cynthia passing by a gate on a bike, cars driving along the same road twice or Richard Norton getting undressed and the girls jumping in the pool have been removed pretty thoroughly from the US Version.

And these cuts are really an improvement for the movie. While repeating shots sometimes look really awesome in action flicks (e.g. in Jackie Chan movies, especially Police Story), here it's just bugging - in particular in the unspectacular scenes. The choreography of the action scenes in Lady Dragon is excellent and tops most of the B-movies at that time. In the US Version, the action scenes are edited very well while they often aren't persuading the Extended Version.

The only exception is longer cut when Kathy blows up the depository. This scene is completely missing in the US Version - so it's not just a removed repitition. But the scene looks misplaced anyway. The bottom line here is that the US Version is definetely the better version of this terrific action flick. When Kathy uses the MG to shot at the traitors, censoring isn't very likely either. The scene lasts 30 sec in the Extended Version which is way too long.

Total difference: 45 scenes with a length of 2:58 minutes.
4:25
The fighter punches Kathy in the face more often.
3 sec



5:07
He kicks her belly more often, too.
2 sec



5:21
More punches in the face again.
2 sec



5:55
Additional shot of Kathy getting flipped.
2 sec



6:22
Two missing kicks of Kathy's.
2 sec



6:55
And two punches.
2.5 sec



7:21
Several back-kicks of Kathy's.
10.5 sec



19:05
Kathy tosses him above her head and he lands on a table.
3 sec



20:04
Shot of Kathy kicking the guy against the glass from another angle.
1.5 sec



20:19
Another repitition from another angle.
1 sec



20:25
Several angles when the doorman gets kicked.
1 sec



20:28
Ditto when he ends up in a mud tank.
2 sec



20:34
A punch in the face plus a kick.
2 sec



22:05
Repitition of Ludwig getting slapped.
0.5 sec



38:06
Several angle of the chick getting undresses.
4 sec



38:20
Extended shot of them making out on the bed.
4.5 sec



42:25
Several shots of the guy hitting the box.
0.5 sec



43:19
Several angles of Ludwig executing the traitor. The following shot of the traitor's body dropping back is also being repeated.
5.5 sec



44:53
Some missing shots of Kathy. She's doing some training and jumps off a stage.
2.5 sec



45:33
The boy who watches Kathy's training also says he was going to call her Lady Dragon.
3 sec



55:45
Several angles of Kathy crashing through the gate.
4.5 sec



56:26
Kathy's foot sweep is being repeated as well.
1 sec



56:33
Missing shot of Kathy begin attacked with a cane or sth. The repitition is also in it.
1.5 sec



56:41
Alternate angle of Kathy taking down a guy with a cane.
1.5 sec



56:48
Alternate angle of Kathy taking a guy down.
1 sec



68:31
Several shots of the bikini chicks jumping in the pool.
4.5 sec



70:51
Missing reppitition of Ludwig tossing someone on the ground during his training.
1 sec



70:53
Ditto.
1 sec



71:06
Ludwig kicks a guy in the back. Two repititions.
2 sec



71:19
Ludwig keeps striking a guy.
2.5 sec



72:52
Extended shot of Kathy firing off shots.
12 sec



74:11
Repitition of the Mercedes crossing the barrier. Then a shot of the two other cars.
5 sec



74:57
Repitition of the car turning over.
4.5 sec



75:36
Parts of the chase are being repeated.
11 sec



75:49
Ditto.
2 sec



76:47
The car on the market turns over (repitition).
3 sec



76:54
Same here.
3.5 sec



77:43
The entire scene of Kathy blowing up Ludwig's depository with a bazooka has been removed.
39 sec



82:14
Kathy gets tossed further backwards because of the kick.
1.5 sec



83:36
Extended shot of Ludwig tossing Kathy over his head.
3 sec



83:53
Kathy kicks Ludwig more often.
5 sec



87:05
After Ludwig kicked Kathy's belly which is the reason why she gets tossed backwards, her somersault after hitting the ground is being repeated.
1 sec



89:07
Kathy punches Luwdig in the face several times, interrupted by intercuts of the boy.
6.5 sec



90:01
After Kathy kicked Ludwig at 20 times in his face, he just tumbles. She kicks his legs so hard that he loses stability and hits the ground. Several repetitions of Ludwig going down have been removed here.
6 sec

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