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  • US VHS / UK DVD
  • US DVD
Release: Sep 02, 2009 - Author: Mike Lowrey - Translator: klepp - external link: IMDB
The sequel to the horror comedy Jack Frost should definitely not be taken seriously because it offers its viewers a trashy splatter-nonsense that people will either find funny or embarrassing. The movie was released in two versions. But the censored version was not simply cut but uses alternative footage in almost every splatter scene which is why there is hardly a difference in the running time. The censored version was made for US-TV and is identical to the UK-DVD and the US-VHS. If you are in for the gore you will most likely prefer the US-DVD version.

But also when it comes to the technical aspect the uncensored version is far superior to the censored one which only offers a full screen image. This is also the reason for the different aspect ratios of the screenshots.

This is a comparison between the cut German FSK 16-DVD (identical to the UK-DVD and the US-VHS) and the uncut German Keine Jugendfreigabe-DVD (which is identical to the US-DVD) (both from epiX).

28 changes, 1 cut

The censored versions is longer at 9 occasions resulting in 2.4 seconds.
The uncensored versions is longer at 10 occasions resulting in 4.92 seconds.
Alternative footage:
Time index US-DVD: 0:06:32

US-DVD: The janitor gets a glass pane in his face gorily.
US VHS / UK DVD: The US VHS / UK DVD, however, shows the exploding container.

The US VHS / UK DVD is 0.2 sec. longer


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Alternative footage:
Time index US-DVD: 0:13:13

US-DVD: The castaway gets spiked by the icicle. Then we see him spitting blood and looking at his bloody hand in disbelief. Then he says: „Oh, crap!“. The icicle is pulled out off his body and he falls on the edge of the boat.
US VHS / UK DVD: The US VHS / UK DVD, however, shows a shot of the icicle pointing out of his back then he drops the carrot which we then see floating in the water. Then he dithers a bit (ungorily), says Oh, crap! and his head falls on the edge of the boat. Also, the beginning of the tracking shot through the water is different. Jack’s off-commentary starts slightly later.

The US VHS / UK DVD is 0.16 sec. longer







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Alternative footage:
Time index US-DVD: 0:19:21

US-DVD: After the anvil fell on Ash the camera pans down and we see the smashed corpse under the anvil.
US VHS / UK DVD: Here, the camera remains in the same shot after the anvil fell and then fades to a profile shot of the anvil. Then, blood is splattering.

The US-DVD is 1 frame (0.04 sec) longer

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Alternative footage:
Time index US-DVD: 0:19:51

US-DVD: Another short view of Ash being smashed under the anvil.
US VHS / UK DVD: Four icicles are coming out of the snow.

The US-DVD is 0.32 sec longer

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Alternative footage:
Time index US-DVD: 0:19:58

US-DVD: Ash's girlfriend visibly hits the icicle behind her. Then she falls back screaming and we see her on the ground gorily spiked by several icicles.
US VHS / UK DVD: The US VHS / UK DVD fades away earlier when she hits the icicle. She falls back screaming and we hear the sound but we see a blood splattered icicle vanishing into the ground.

The US-DVD is 0.48 sec longer



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Alternative footage:
Time index US-DVD: 0:20:56

US-DVD: We get a good view on Ash's other girlfriend having a meat gripper in both her eyes. She screams and then falls to the ground dead.
US VHS / UK DVD: Here, after Jack's hit, we only see a black frame, at first, then we fade to the camp fire. But we do hear the same sound as in the US-DVD.

No time difference



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Alternative footage:
Time index US-DVD: 0:23:04

US-DVD: Here, the difference in the aspect ratios get noticeable. When Col. Hickering approaches the two tourists, we clearly see Ash's smashed body in the lower part of the frame. When he looks down we see her in a close up. The two tourists look at him.
US VHS / UK DVD: Here, we do not see the body. When Col. Hickering looks down there is a shot of the tourist couple looking disgusted.

The US-DVD is 2.68 sec longer



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Alternative footage:
Time index US-DVD: 0:23:39

US-DVD: The tourist couple leaves, we see the body lying on the ground. Also when his assistant joins the scenery the body is clearly visible.
US VHS / UK DVD: Here, the action is the same but we do not see the body.

The US-DVD is 1 frame (0.04 sec) longer


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Alternative footage:
Time index US-DVD: 0:32:37

US-DVD: The model's head can be seen a few frames longer. Then her head explodes in a close up. Then we see the blood splattered photographer earlier.
US VHS / UK DVD: Here, we fade to the cooler. Blood splatters on it, then a scarf falls on it.

The US-DVD is 0.88 sec longer





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Alternative footage:
Time index US-DVD: 0:32:55

US-DVD: Another Polaroid picture is falling to the ground. It shows Jack piling his turnip nose in his eyes and blood splattering. Then blood is dripping on the picture.
US VHS / UK DVD: We see the Polaroid-camera and a picture coming out of it and falling to the ground such as another picture which is being produced. Here, however, we do not get to see what is on the picture. Then a shot of the „harmless“ picture.

No time difference



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Alternative footage:
Time index US-DVD: 0:51:49

US-DVD: When Jack pulls back the guy with the frozen tongue the tongue breaks away and sticks to the pole.
US VHS / UK DVD: Also here, Jack pulls the guy away from the pole but the tongue stays with its owner. Then a shot of a beer bottle falling into the snow.

The US VHS / UK DVD is 1 frame (0.04 sec) longer



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Alternative footage:
Time index US-DVD: 0:52:34

US-DVD: After Jack has separated a man's right arm using a snowball a large amount of blood is spraying out of the man's torso and splatters onto a screaming woman.
US VHS / UK DVD: The man and the woman are screaming like hell but there is no blood splattering. Then a shot of the surroundings.

The US VHS / UK DVD is 0.12 sec longer






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Alternative footage:
Time index US-DVD: 0:52:41

US-DVD: The woman keeps being splattered with blood. The man with the arm stump falls to the ground.
US VHS / UK DVD: The man falls. Then the couple can be seen longer.

The US-DVD is 1 frame (0.04 sec.) longer


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Alternative footage:
Time index US-DVD: 0:52:47

US-DVD: And another shot of the blood splattered woman.
US VHS / UK DVD: Shot of escaping people.

No time difference

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Alternative footage:
Time index US-DVD: 0:52:49

US-DVD: We see a man getting a snowball thrown in his mouth gorily.
US VHS / UK DVD: Here, another shot of escaping people.

The US VHS / UK DVD is 0.12 sec longer


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Alternative footage:
Time index US-DVD: 0:52:58

US-DVD: The icicle flies into the barkeeper's head gorily. He falls to the ground behind the counter.
US VHS / UK DVD: Sam and the others look out through the door.

No time difference


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Alternative footage:
Time index US-DVD: 0:53:10

US-DVD: The icicle is stuck in the abdomen gorily.
US VHS / UK DVD: Shot of panicking people.

No time difference

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Alternative footage:
Time index US-DVD: 0:53:12

US-DVD: A man gets stabbed from behind with an ice plug.
US VHS / UK DVD: And again, another shot of panicking people.

The US-DVD is 1 frame (0.04 sec) longer

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Alternative footage:
Time index US-DVD: 0:53:29

US-DVD: The icicle flies right into the mouth of the blood splattered woman.
US VHS / UK DVD: Again, a shot of escaping people.

No time difference


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Alternative footage:
Time index US-DVD: 0:58:10

US-DVD: Agent Manners and Sam are walking along the house wall talking. At a column we see the woman's dead body with an icicle coming out of her mouth.
US VHS / UK DVD: Here, we hear the same dialogue between them but we see the others who stayed in the house.

No time difference


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1:08:53
The only real censorship cut. In a close up the the snowman-baby stabs an icicle into Captain Fun's eye.
0.32 sec




Alternative footage:
Time index US-DVD: 1:08:56

US-DVD: A close up of Captain Fun's bleeding eyehole, then him falling to the ground in a wider shot.
US VHS / UK DVD: Several close ups. Sam, Ann and Col. Hickering.

No time difference



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Alternative footage:
Time index US-DVD: 1:11:52

US-DVD: The snowman-baby bites off several of Agent Manner's fingers. He holds his heavily bleeding hand screaming. Then, several snowman-babies fly upon him and start biting him. He is squirming and full of blood. Then a shot of the first baby spitting out his fingers.
US VHS / UK DVD: Here, there are no explicit details.Cut to Ann with the radio unit, then several shots of the snowman-babies.

The US-DVD is 2 frames (0.08 sec) longer









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Alternative footage:
Time index US-DVD: 1:15:04

US-DVD: Several shots showing the snowman-babies eating parts of human bodies. In the off we hear the sound of the scene that is shown in the US VHS / UK DVD.
US VHS / UK DVD: Shot of a snowman-baby. Col. Hickering is having a sword fight with one of the snowman-babies. Then his opponent escapes.

The US VHS / UK DVD is 0.6 sec longer




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Alternative footage:
Time index US-DVD: 1:19:55

US-DVD: The people behind the counter are being nibbled by the snowman-babies, they scream and fly.
US VHS / UK DVD: Also here, we see the hectic action but almost exclusively Ann fighting and swearing.

No time difference




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Alternative footage:
Time index US-DVD: 1:23:04

US-DVD: A snowman-baby is being splattered with banana mash and explodes. The reason for the change in the US VHS / UK DVD is probably the body parts that are flying around.
US VHS / UK DVD: Here, another snowman-baby explodes.

The US VHS / UK DVD is 2 frames (0.08 sec) longer


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Alternative footage:
Time index US-DVD: 1:25:27

US-DVD: Col. Hickering gets stabbed from behind with an icicle which comes out of his mouth, afterwards. Then we see a close up of him.
US VHS / UK DVD: This is not being shown here, instead, we see a shot from the back. Therefor, the shot of his protégé screaming has been moved.

The US VHS / UK DVD is 0.88 sec longer


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Alternative footage:
Time index US-DVD: 1:25:35

US-DVD: The cutting of the throat can be clearly seen, then a shot of the picture being splattered with blood. Then a scene change. A separated hand gets grabbed with a gripper and thrown into a sack.
US VHS / UK DVD: Here, we see the picture noticeably longer, then a shot of Ann and then a shot of a separated arm.

No time difference






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Alternative footage:
Time index US-DVD: 1:26:28

US-DVD: Ann's hand gets spiked by an icicle visibly.
US VHS / UK DVD: Here, an icicle comes through the wall.

The US VHS / UK DVD is 0.2 sec longer



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