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American Samurai

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Release: Sep 24, 2009 - Author: Eiskaltes Grab - Translator: DaxRider123 - external link: IMDB
For this report, the US-DVD from Warner Home Video / Cannon Video (R-Rated) was compared to the uncut German Bootleg-DVD from Cannon (Unrated)

There are 31 differences resulting in 12,4 Seconds:

14 cut scenes = 53,08 Seconds
5 alternative cuts = 2,81 seconds
7 zoomed takes = No time difference
3 longer scenes in the R-Rated version = +43,49 seconds
1 Scene from a different perspective = No time difference
1 color difference = No time difference

This pretty good Fighting-movie with David Bradley and Mark Dacascos as main actors has only been released as a cut R-Rated Version in the USA to this day. In Germany the movie was released as a strongly cut version on VHS, the Unrated Version only exists as a bootleg.
10 Min
Andrew breaks the bad guy's arm.
0,64 Sek



11 Min
He hits another bad guy's crotch with his hand.
0,88 Sek



11 Min

R-Rated:
We see an injured bad guy crawling on the floor.
+0,96 Sek

Unrated:
Andrew rams his knife in the third bad guy's leg.
1,04 Sek

R-RatedUnrated



Almost the complete dream sequence of Andrew was (in the R-Rated version) shown as negative image and will therefore not be mentioned any further in this report.

12 Min
There are 2 takes of the Samurai (Kenjiro) and Andrew which are shown again in the R-Rated version.
+12,23 Sek



12 Min
Another take of Andrew in the R-Rated version.
+1,4 Sek



12 Min
The R-Rated version again shows many takes of Andrew and Kenjiro during their sword combat which are mostly repeated again.
+29,86 Sek



13 Min
3 mirror-inverted takes in the R-Rated version.
No time difference

R-RatedUnrated



15 Min
Andrew presses his fingers into his wound.
2,92 Sek



15 Min
Now he pulls a bullet out of the wound.
12,04 Sek



30 Min
The fighter's hand is shown in close-up.
0,12 Sek



30 Min
Zoomed take in the R-Rated version.
No time difference

R-RatedUnrated



30 Min
Zoomed take in the R-Rated version.
No time difference

R-RatedUnrated



30 Min
We see a longer take of the fighter's throat being cut, blood floats out of the wound.
3,88 Sek



30 Min

R-Rated:
Here, a take of the audience applauding was inserted.
+1,1 Sek

Unrated:
We see the fighter again whose throat was cut.
2,24 Sek

R-RatedUnrated



42 Min
We see a shot of the fighter's sliced arm.
2 Sek



42 Min

R-Rated:
We see the audience again.
+0,63 Sek

Unrated:
The sword sticks in the second fighter's leg.
1,8 Sek

R-RatedUnrated



43 Min
The fighter spits out a piece of his opponent's cheek.
2,56 Sek



43 Min
Zoomed take in the R-Rated version.
No time difference

R-RatedUnrated



43 Min

R-Rated:
Again, we see the audience applauding.
+0,7 Sek

Unrated:
We see the fighter's arm which was cut off lying on the floor.
0,76 Sek

R-RatedUnrated



43 Min
Zoomed take in the R-Rated version.
No time difference

R-RatedUnrated



53 Min
We see a longer take of the knife sticking in the fighter's throat.
4,88 Sek



53 Min
Zoomed take in the R-Rated version.
No time difference

R-RatedUnrated



53 Min
Zoomed take in the R-Rated version.
No time difference

R-RatedUnrated



53 Min
We see a shot of the blood-smeared knife in the foreground as well as the corpse of the previously killed fighter in the background.
2 Sek



66 Min
Blood is running down Harrison's neck.
3,84 Sek



76 Min
We see Phan-Xu's disembodied head. The camera zooms out and we get to see his headless torso.
3,24 Sek



89 Min
We see a longer take of Kenjiro holding the sword in his blood-dripping hand.
2,4 Sek



89 Min
Zoomed take in the R-Rated version.
No time difference

R-RatedUnrated



89 Min
Blood comes out of Kenjiro's mouth.
11,68 Sek



89 Min

R-Rated:
We see a side view of the dead Kenjiro (actually, the previously cutted scene was re-inserted here!).
+2,8 Sek

Unrated:
Here, we see a front view of the dead Kenjiro.
3,16 Sek

R-RatedUnrated





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