Comparison between the cut R-rated DVD by Concorde and the uncut BBFC 18 DVD by Optimum.
There are 43 differences with a total length of 12 minutes and 24 seconds:
38 cuts = 7 minutes and 37 seconds
2 recuts = +24 seconds
3 alternative scenes + alternative ending = 5 minutes and 11 seconds
The boy runs through the desert in an additional shot.
A part of the fight between the two opposing teams is missing.
Some shots of that are missing again, including cuts to the cheering watchers.
More seconds of the fight are missing.
Again, a part of the fight was removed at this point.
A fighter swinging a chain was inserted in the R-rated. The shot could already be seen earlier in the uncut version.
Mbulu drinks from his bottle.
The shot of him and the others was slightly shortened.
Kidda takes out an object.
While Kidda's mother cleans her wounds, Kidda talks to her about the game and she says that she's good enough to win everything.
The conversation of Sallow, Mbulu and Doub Boy is a bit longer. Among other things, they talk about Kidda and say that she looks inept. The scene of Kidda talking to her mother while she is cleaning her wounds was moved to this point in the R-rated.
Kidda's parents are shown sleeping.
The group can be seen in the desert. They look at a vehicle standing a bit further off. The doors open, two men get out and approach the group. The men want to know where they are headed. Sallow says that they'll go to Kolka to play there. One of the men tells them that have to pay fees in order to do so. Gandhi wants to know how much they have to pay. One of the others answers that they want everything they've got and takes the purse away from Gandhi. After that, the two men walk back to their car while the group gazes after them. The R-rated shows the group sitting in their camp for the night instead. They eat, drink and chat while Mbulu plays harmonica. Kidda sits outside of the camp and watches the others.
Dog Boy says to Young Gar that he should have covered him by using his chain.
Doug Boy explains that he'll go to Kolka as soon as he's better and that he'll ask there where the others have gone.
The group walks through the desert. Sallow throws a skull of a dog to Kidda.
The fight was shortened a bit.
Another few seconds of it are missing.
Again, the fight was cut.
And yet again.
Gandhi says that one gets bathed in fine oils and that they serve candied fish.
A pan to the inhabitants during the village festival is missing.
The sex scene of Kidda and Young Gar was cut a little bit.
Kidda asks if she's really as soft as wind on his cheek. Sallow says "Yes".
While there's some playing going on, the group says that they already play as good as a league team.
A shot of the waiting line is missing.
The shot of Gandhi and Mbulu playing chess is missing.
An insignificant shot was shortened.
The shot of Sallow is longer.
The man is shown longer eating something.
The shot was shortened a little bit.
A further shot is also shorter.
The fighter has his shoulder reset. After this, Sallow is longer walking towards the camera.
Young Gar wants to know what Gandhi thinks of them. He says that only the dog skulls count; everything else means nothing.
The group is shown eating at the table.
The camera zooms in longer on a corpse lying in the bed.
Kidda and Sallow are longer climbing up the ladder.
There's missing the camera pan from the painting to the buffet, where food is given out at that moment.
Some shots of Kidda, Sallow and Gonzo are missing.
Gonzo says to Sallow he forgot that Sallow is better than himself.
The shots of Kidda and Sallow were reinserted in the R-rated at this point. They were already shown earlier in the unrated version.
The endings differ in the two versions. The group is being celebrated and cheered at in the R-rated. It ends with a shot of Sallow's face while the end credits start rolling.
It still goes on in the uncut version: Mbulu says to Sallow that they want him to stay in order to make him a member of the league. It continues with Gonzo asking Lord Vlle what he intends to do with Sallow. Lord Vlle answers that he won't do anything, because a jugger like him will play the rest of his life, or at least until he isn't able to see anything, so nothing can be done anymore. Lord Vlle walks out of the picture and Gonzo spits out in disgust. After that, some shots of the subterranean city follow and Kidda, who is now a member of the league, is shown fighting in a game. A scene change to the surface follows. Sallow's new partner says that they probably won't come. Gandhi adds that they will come in any case, because the good guys always come; and they are very good and dangerous. A group of juggers is shown from the distance walking towards Sallow and the others. Sallow says to his new guy that he must play hard immediately and that he will forget the fear while doing so. Some cuts to the other juggers and Sallow follow. Then, the picture fades and the end credits begin.