Release: Dec 15, 2013 - Author: Eiskaltes Grab - Translator: Tony Montana - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Compared are the shortened version of "Haunted House" on the US DVD by Paramount and the uncut version on the German DVD by Turbine Classics.
1 cut = 1 minute and 55 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.
The entired severed head scene is missing.
Ren & Stimpy are asleep when the household spirit comes along and makes an ironic comment into the camera. He says one could feel really sorry for these two. Then he floats underneath the bed. When he comes out with a box, opens it and pulls out a severed head. Then he says the bloody head prank was always a success. Then he puts the severed head right on Ren's head. The spirit hides and waits for Ren to react but he's still sleeping like a dog (no pun intended). Suddenly, the bloody head fairy floats into the room and she's delighted by the bloody head lying on Ren's head. So the head fairy takes the severed head and puts it in her pocket. As reward, she puts two silver coins in Ren's ear and vanishes. Ren wakes up and panics. He tells Stimpy that there was something in his ear. Stimpy calms him down and pulls the two silver coins out of Ren's ear. Ren doesn't undertstand how they ended up in there. Stimpy tells him not to worry and explains the bloody head fairy paid him a visit while they were sleeping. Now, Ren looks more comfortable now while the spirit, who has been watching all the time, is frustated. That's why he slaps himself in the face several times.