Prowler, The (aka Rosemary's Killer)
BBFC 18 VHS
Compared are the shortened UK VHS by EV (BBFC 18)
and the uncut German DVD by Retrofilm (not rated).
Missing footage: 53.5 seconds
in 10 scenes.
Despite the BBFC 18, EV released a pretty harshly cut version of this slasher classic on VHS in the UK. Almost none of the violent scenes remained untouched. Later, an uncut DVD ws released by Optimum Home Entertainment.
When the couple gets spat with a pitchfork, the end of the shot lacks some bloody details.
The movie title is different:
UK Version: Rosemary's Killer / German Version: Die Forke des Todes.
Extended shot of Carl with the knife in his head while the killer keeps her quite.
Extended shot of Sherry in the shower. The following shot of Carl with the knife in his head is also missing.
Two more shortened shots of Carl with the knife in his head. The beginning of the following shot (Sherry in the shower) is missing as well.
Extended shot of the killer stabbing Sherry with the pitchfork.
Same here, including close-ups of the pitchfork in Sherry's body.
Extended shot of Lisa with the knife in her neck.
Another missing shot of her.
Lisa dies, the killer twists the knife in her neck over and over.
After a shot of Sally's blood-leaking legs, a shot of the knife standing out of her neck plus some blood splatter. The UK VHS only contains the first more harmless shot of the scene.