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Urotsukidoji II - Legend of the Demon Womb

original title: Shin ch˘jin densetsu Urotsukid˘ji: Mataiden

Comparison:

  • International Movie Version
  • OVA Version
Release: Oct 15, 2012 - Author: Forrest - Translator: DaxRider123 - external link: IMDB
Comparison between the international movie version, taken from the US Hell on Earth DVD Box and the Original OVA-Versin, taken from the German DVD released by OVA 18 / Manga Video (identical to the US Perfect Collection DVD release).

Background:


The Urotsukidoji series is probably one of the classics of the so-called Hentai-Anime genre, i.e. animes with pornographic scenes. Several hardcore sex scenes were included in the Urotsukidoji movies, however, mostly they are important for the plot or fittingly included in the story; only in the last 2 parts they seem to be rather self purpose than stylistic device. These sex scenes are surrounded by a sophisticated and thrilling - one could even say epic - story, that will stir anime-fans' blood. Additionally, Urotsukidoji was created by Toshio Maeda, one of the pioneers of the "animated tentacle sex".

Also, Urotsukidoji was more violent than anything that you could see in the anime genre back then. There's a lot of blood, exploding bodies, guts flying around, as well as physical and psychological violence (mostly after sexual intercourse). All parts of the series (even though some of them are up to 25 years old) are drawn very well and underline the extreme depiction of action, sex, and violence.

Versions:


OVA 4 and 5 of the Urotsukidoji-series were released under the title Urotsukidoji - Legend of the Demon Womb. Concerning the most releases the two parts were cut together into one movie. However, this cut-together version should still be referred as OVA Version (and will be in this comparison), to differ it from the ôrealö movie version. Episodes 4 and 5 include less sex and violence as the previous ones. Still, episode 4 has some scenes that were already blurred for its original Japanese release. Part 5 doesn't include any scenes that would have to be censored. Just as in the first movie (which consists of OVA 1-3), the US Perfect Collection features the original Japanese OVA version with English subtitles.

Like with the first three OVAs there also exists an international movie version. This has been released e.g. on the US Hell on Earth DVD Box and in the UK on VHS and DVD (in the UK with additional cuts made to it). Just as in the first movie the US version of the second "Urotsukidoji"-movie offers English voice actors. Even those parts which already have English dialogues in the original version were re-dubbed; this results in a few dialogues that are a little different from the original version. All the dialogues which were spoken in German were dubbed as well.

However, unlike the international movie version of the first three OVAs, the international movie version of OVA four and five neither misses scenes of plot nor has it been censored. At first, it looks like the international movie version is identical to the OVA Version, which has also been released in several countries (as mentioned, e.g. on the US Perfect Collection). Nevertheless, there are some minor differences. Surprisingly, this time, the international movie version is less censored then the OVA Version and should be preferred. This comes from the fact that, as mentioned, some scenes were already blurred for the original Japanese release of the OVA Version. There do not exist any version which has the original and uncensored drawings of those scenes. The US Perfect Collection includes the blurred version, too. But since blur effects are distracting while watching a movie, the scenes have been re-drawn for the international movie version. The re-drawn scenes may not be as explicit as the scenes of the original Japanese version were, but at least it is better than seeing annoying blur-effects. (Note: Regarding the international movie version of Urotsukidoji I, the blur-effects where avoided by simple cutting out every scene which has any of them. Since it was the goal to extremely tone down the more explicit hardcore scenes anyway, this could be done during the same process).

A comparison of both mediums revealed that the UK VHS as well as the UK DVD (despite a few master damages) are based on the international version. However, for the UK release the movie version had to be additionally censored to achieve a BBFC-18 classification. When considering the cuts you will notice that the last few frames of the previous scene as well as the first few frames of the following scene were cut out, too. Just as for the censorship of part one, all the scenes that were cut out include sexual content/innuendo. It has to be mentioned that the UK version includes a few scenes that were blurred in the original OVA version. Since the UK DVD is based on the international movie version, these scenes are not blurred in the UK version too.

Runtime and Differences:


OVA Version (German DVD, Pal): 1:28:13 (1:26:00 without credits)
International Movie (US Hell on Earth DVD, NTSC): 1:26:51 (1:25:43 without credits)
Both versions run with the exact same speed.
5 blurred scenes in the OVA Version (without any difference in time).
The actual difference the blurred scenes in the OVA Version which result in no difference in runtime whatsoever. Due to a few additional title cards towards the beginning of the movie and the longer end credits, the OVA Version is a little bit longer.

Conclusion and Buy Recommendation:


For the second movie of the Urotsukidoji-series the conclusion is quite the opposite in comparison to the conclusion of the first movie: this time, the international movie version is truly the better choice. Not only were all the annoying blur-effects taken out by re-drawing the scenes, but the image quality is much better as well. Apart from that, both versions are identical and not cut in any way.
The UK version (released on both VHS and DVD) is based on international movie version, however, it lacks 3 minutes of footage and therefore again cannot be recommended.
Time Designation: OVA Version /Movie Version

0:00-0:16/0:00-0:01
The OVA Version begins with a logo and 2 title cards. The movie version instead immediately shows the prologue.
+15.1 sec.



0:00-0:20/0:00-0:05
The title card for the prologue is minimally longer in the OVA version.
+0.21 sec.

6:03-6:20/5:47-6:04
The woman falls to the ground completely naked. While falling, she's being raped by a monster. During this scene you can see her pubic area which was blurred in the OVA version. The movie version shows a re-drawn scene without any blurring.
No difference in time.

OVA VersionMovie Version



7:44-8:04/7:29-7:49
The title cards are slightly different. Additionally, the movie version shows some credits.
No difference in time.

OVA VersionMovie Version



15:55-15:58/15:40-15:43
During the oral sex scene the movie version shows the man's penis, while it is blurred in the OVA version. (NOTE: Shortly after this scene it's shown again for about 10 frames. Interestingly enough, the penis then was not censored in the OVA version.)
No difference in time.

OVA VersionMovie Version



49:53-49:57/49:38-49:42
Again the movie version shows the oral sex scene without blur effects while the OVA version is blurred.
No difference in time.

OVA VersionMovie Version



50:01-50:03/49:46-49:48
Megumi sits down on top of Takeaki. Again, her pubic area was blurred in the OVA version.
No difference in time.

OVA VersionMovie Version



50:26/50:11
Another scene where Megumi's private parts were blurred in the OVA version. However, this time the censorship is not that noticeable.
No difference in time.

OVA VersionMovie Version



59:47-59:49/59:32
At this point the OVA Version includes a black screen.
+1.58 sec.

1:26:00-1:28:13/1:25:43-1:26:51
In the OVA version the end credits were included in Japanese. Additionally, the OVA version at this point is longer.
+65.52 sec.

OVA VersionMovie Version

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