Comparison between the cut British VHS from Entertainment in Video and the uncut German Blu-ray from Shamrock Media.
A few additional master errors, each lasting less than 0.5 sec, were not listed in the report.
Additional logo at the beginning of the HD master. Not included in cut duration/quantity.
By way of introduction, a small image comparison. The VHS is open matte and thus shows a bit more at the top/bottom, but something is missing at the sides. For the previous DVDs, a VHS was simply digitized. The widescreen image of the Blu-ray looks more correct all around and you can clearly see more in dark scenes.
02:38 / 02:51-03:01
The samurai gets closer to the teacher (Noreen). A white ninja (Chuck) joins in and Shuriken fly through the air. With these he hits the arm of the samurai.
04:24 / 04:51-04:55
After Chuck has reached behind his back, he naturally pulls out Shuriken from there. With these he frees Noreen's bonds.
43:57-43:58 / 46:07-46:08
Strange: Only the HD master changes to Barry one more time before Mr. Lee nods and turns to the side.
On both the British and German VHS, the picture wobbles briefly at this point and there is a small picture glitch. Presumably, the HD master aimed to cover up such an error in the source material.
No time difference
49:53 / 52:17-52:26
Mr. Horn still asks for pushups. Barry goes to work. The long shot from above also starts a little earlier.
50:00 / 52:34-53:57
Shortly after, a longer scene is completely missing: Mr. Lee gives Barry a pair of nunchucks and tells him to practice for an hour every day. This is followed by a typical montage with music, in which Barry has no control yet and thus keeps hitting himself.
The following scene of Noreen training begins a moment earlier, as the music is still fading out here.
80.4 sec (= 1:20 min)
65:10 / 69:45-70:10
After Barry hits the bricks, another scene is missing. Mr. Lee makes some bets and laughs about it with the women. In the background, Barry is training with the nunchucks. He has now mastered this discipline as well.
75:04 / 80:29-83:16
The scoreboard indicates that "Weapons Form" is about to begin, and a weapons demonstration follows accordingly. First, students from the other dojos appear and demonstrate their skills with various weapons. Barry is a bit tense and is called up next. After a few movements with his nunchucks, he transforms into a white-clad ninja in his performance, which allows him to show his program completely unleashed. The audience cheers and he hugs his companions.
160.3 sec (= 2:40 min)