Comparison between the cut Japanese Laser Disc by Tohokushinsha / Toei Video and the uncut version, taken from the German DVD by XT-Video.
1,5 seconds are missing in 1 scene.
George Romero's "Day of the Dead" had a hard time with censors around the world due to its high violence level. In many countries, the uncut version was outlawed and/or cut movie versions with various lengths were released in order to reach a broader market. This comparison covers the Japanese market, where two different versions were released. The VHS and Laserdisc by Tohokushinsha / Toei Video were surprisingly only cut in one small scene, whereas harder footage in other places was left in its place. The Laserdisc by JVD Laservision, on the other hand, was cut in basically all of the violence scenes by six minutes and additionally outlawed in 1996. We do not know whether the uncut version was eventually released as well.
The remaining running time difference results from the different running speed of the compared versions.
The Japanese version features a few more company logos.
Sarah buries the machete in Miguel's arm.