Release: Dec 22, 2013 - Author: Eiskaltes Grab - Translator: Mr Miau - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Comparison between the shortened version of "Ren's Retirement", taken from the US DVD by Paramount, and the uncut version, taken from the German DVD by Turbine Classics.
1 cut = 12 seconds
The Ren & Stimpy Show is one of the most over the edge cartoon shows ever. So it's no surprise that Nickelodeon US - similar to Disney - reacted to the feedback of the audience and made a few cuts. On top of that, later broadcasts on Spike TV contained further alterations. More cuts were made and, if required, some scenes had a higher frames per second rate in order to reach the regular length for syndication. These versions are the available ones on the so-called "uncut" US-DVDs by Paramount.
Surprisingly enough, the German broadcasts back in the 90s were amlmost uncut, only a few scenes with too explicite footage were removed.
For the uncut box the comparisons have been made with, Turbine Germany used the cut (but restored) US masters and the original German versions in order to put the longest versions possible on the German DVD set. Missing scenes in the US Versions have been filled with the German version (including the German dub), missing scenes in the German versions have been filled with the US Version (and they got subtitled in German, if necessary). The result is the longest version available of every single episode.
Stimpy happily walks across the golf court and drags his golf clugs behind him. He looks happily into the camera and tells Ren that he has not promised too much, that Golf really is very cool and that they luckily still have 27 holes to go.