Compared are the US Blu-Ray by Raro Video and the UK Blu-ray by 88 Films.
Out in the countryside, professor Osterman and his colleague doctor Francis Clay have a mental asylum. Among the patients there is a nympho called Anne who is constantly looking for sex. Then there is Cheryl who falls in love with doctor Clay, Ruth who was just hospitalized by her husband, and Mara who is in a lesbian relationship with a nurse. The idyllic life in the clinic heads to an end when a masked murder starts killing the patients one by one...
Fernando Di Leo whose output ranks from absolutely great ("Caliber 9"), average ("Naked Violence") and pretty bad ("Rulers of the City") contributed a pretty interesting entry to the giallo-genre with "Cold Blooded Beast". The content is pretty simple and the movie is staged rather slowly. There is a murder here and there, some sex scenes in between and then a few rather uninteresting events that develop the plot further. Yet, the movie has that unique flow which you usually only know from Jess Franco in his creative period. Additionally, there is a lot of naked skin. Some of the scenes are pretty revealing and gives some insights into the female anatomy.
Both versions were cut pretty differently. The X-Rated-DVD misses out on a scene of Anne walking around naked in the greenhouse; additionally, the US-Blu-Ray shows two alternative scenes with Anne naked in her bed, whereas in the X-Rated-Version she is covered by her blanket. In return, the US-Blu-Ray misses out on a couple of scenes, most noticeably the sex scene between Anne and the gardener.
However, the UK Blu-ray by 88 Films is almost uncu. Apparently, the release is based on some German HD source because a few scenes have German audio with hardcoded subtitles. The sex scene with Anne and the gardener originates from some SD source. Unfortunately, one scene is still missing resp. shorter on the UK Blu-ray: When Angela and Mara kiss for the very first time, the scene is approx. 5 sec longer on the German DVD.
Other than that, any missing scene has been added to the release by 88 Films.
UK Blu-ray: 96:29 min
US Blu-ray: 94:07 min
The couple in the car longer, followed by a further shot of them.
UK Blu-ray: 5 sec
The nurse calls for Annie because her brother has come to visit.
The dialog is in German.
UK Blu-ray: 11 sec
Anne says neither her dad nor her mom had been gentle. Only Peter had. Every time she had been crying, he would come to her and cheer her up.
The dialog is in German.
UK Blu-ray: 7 sec
The UK Blu-ray contains the sex scene with Anne and te gardener at the greenhouse.
UK Blu-ray: 1:16 min
Mara and the sister kiss longer.
UK Blu-ray: 30 sec
Mara's genital area a little longer.
UK Blu-ray: 4 sec