Compared are the R-Rated Version (US Blu-ray by Shout Factory) and the Unrated Version (US DVD by Eastwestdvd).
A group of park rangers incl. female entourage are on their way to free the course of a river from deadfall and branches. Unaware that a killer is living in a cabin nearby, the group gets decimated one by one.
The plot is not exactly Oscar-worthy. A group in the woods and a wood gnome taking them out one after another. That formula is pretty worn out by now and the movie sticks to it until the bitter end. The kills look pretty good though and due to the setting in the woods, it is rather atmospheric.
Basically, there are three different versions of "The Final Terror" in the US: the Unrated Version, the R-Rated and the TV Version. The Unrated Version is uncut, the R-Rated Version lacks a few shots from the love scene. The TV Vesion contains a new prolog and the killer is shown right after the first kill of the couple. But then again, any swear words have been removed plus the rather love scene is even worse censored than it is in the R-Rated Version.
Shout Factory released the movie on Blu-ray. At the beginning of the movie, a text box reads that it was impossible to get hands on any original element so it was necessary to use theatrical prints from fans.
The Blu-ray quality is really good and a lot of bonus features are available as well but as already mentioned, the Blu-ray only contains the R-Rated Version.
The US DVD by Eastwestdvd contains the Unrated Version but compared to the Blu-ray release, the quality sucks.
Shortened shot of the lovemaking scene.
Unrated: 3 sec
A few missing lovemaking shots.
Unrated: 9 sec
The bloody blade swings upwards.
Unrated: 1 sec
Mike gets stabbed several times.
Unrated: 7 sec