The Green Inferno, Eli Roth's hommage to the cannibal genre, did not have it easy. It took quite some time until the movie was officially released. Even though it was screened on a few festivals, the regular theatrical release was postponed due to issues with the distributor. As a result, the release for home theaters needed to postponed as well. Meanwhile, it has been released on Blu-ray and DVD in several countries resp. it will be within the next few weeks. Naturally, it is or will be uncut.
When released in the US, the movie was labelled "Director's Cut" which caused some confusion. It was assumed to be a longer version but the fact of the matter is that this the Uncut Theatrical Version which was rated R by the MPAA. However, Roth insisted on calling it Director's Cut even though a longer version The Green Inferno does not exist.
Curiously enough, a cut version has been released in Italy. While the Uncut Version is rated VM18 in Italy (not suitable for children under 18), the shorter version is rated VM14 (not suitable for children under 14). This cut version lacks approx. 3 minutes of violent and offensive scenes. A lot of bloody scenes are still in it though.
Compared are the cut Italian VM14 Version and the Uncut Version, both released by Midnight Factory.
There are 18 missing scenes with a total length of182.93 seconds (~ 3:03 minutes).
Close-up of the dead activist.
Justine looks at the impaled skeleton.
The village elder cuts out Jonah's eye and shows it to the cheering villagers before he eats it with relish. The second eye follows, then the tongue. The group of activists is terrified, they cannot believe what they just witnessed.
Jonah's arm gets chopped off.
The arm is chopped off.
Now, one of Jonah's legs gets chopped off. The headhunter grabs it and holds it aloft.
The second leg gets chopped off.
The headhunter grabs the leg and tosses it on the ground. Jonah twitches.
Of course, the second arm is presented to the cheering crowd as well.
Last but not least: The head.
Justine weeps. The village elder fills a bowl with blood from Jonah's neck stump and drinks it.
Amy cuts her throat.
The entire part that shows Alejandro masturbating is missing. The others are not exactly thrilled about it. Some of the children make sure Alejandro does not get choked to deat by Daniel.
The cannibal takes a bite out of Lars.
Lars becomes the main menu.
Lars gets disembowelled.
The arm gets passed around.
The little girl runs off with the leg.