The uncut FSK 18-DVD by Columbia/Foxton (Director's Cut) has been compared to the uncut FSK 16-VHS by VPS (Theatrical Version).
There are 39 differences of 2 minutes and 33,5 Seconds:
28 cuts in the DC = 3 minutes and 16 Seconds.
10 extended scenes in the DC = +40.5 Seconds.
1 alternative scene = +2 Seconds.
The movie Blood Simple proves that a Director's Cut isn't necessarily always the longer version. Here, the DC is about 2.5 minutes shorter than the Theatrical Version. Apart from missing plot scenes and shots in the DC, a few extended shots have been added that were not shown in movie theaters. Also, many pointless shots of less than one second are missing that were not included in the cut report since those might only be film tears.
Ray and Abby are shown longer in the car
Before Ray looks to Abby, he is shown longer from behind.
The lighter on the table is shown longer.
The first shot of Marty is a little longer.
Maurice asks the man what day it is - the man doesn't quite understand, so Maurice repeats himself. Then the man says that it is Friday, whereas Maurice replies that this is correct and then immediately asks what usually happened on fridays. Again, the man doesn't understand, so Maurice yells at him that the Yankees were always playing friday evening. He asks the man where he comes from and gets Labog as a response. Maurice says that he is from Detroit which, as he explains, is a city in the north with many high buildings.
As the conversation is over, Maurice bends down to the machine.
The woman says to Marty that now they've finally understood each other and then immediately tells him to leave. Marty asks for the shop owner's name and why the woman just wouldn't get it.
Ray is standing longer in front of the hands-free kit. He takes the cigarette out of his mouth and puts it into the mouth-formed opening of the feral pig-statue while walking out of the room.
Abby being grabbed by Marty is shown in a further shot.
Abby tries, while being held tight by Marty, one more time to grab her purse.
Abby wants to reach for something from her fallen purse, but Marty pushes her back.
You can see Abby biting Marty's finger in an additional shot.
Abby lunges out to kick. In the DC, the kick between Marty's legs immediately takes place.
One take of Marty in the car as well as one of Ray and Abby holding each other in their arms.
Sheriff Visser curses.
The Sheriff bows over and closes the car door. The first shot of the next scene, in which you see a dark room while Abby talks to the hirer, is a little longer.
Maurice says that nothing had happened and that he must have never thought about whether he is suited for the job.
A shot of Sheriff Visser and Marty.
Marty says that their deal has to remain a secret.
Marty puts something into the safe.
Marty throws a bag of money on the table.
A take of Sheriff Visser with his gun aimed, after having shot Marty.
Ray is shown longer at the door.
A view of Ray and the burning cabin.
Extended scene in the DC: Here, you see Ray throwing several shovels full of soil onto Marty who is lying in the hole in the ground.
Extended scene in the DC: Only here, Ray hits Marty's grave several times with the shovel.
A shot of Sheriff Visser, digging in one of his pockets. Also, you can see a yellow note lying on the table.
Sheriff Visser grabs a lighter, but lets it fall on the table again.
Extended scene in the DC: Ray is shown longer sitting on the chair.
A view of Ray and a jar that is lying on the table.
Longer view of Ray.
Maurice says that, if Ray asked him, there is only one final possibility. Ray wants to know what possibility.
Abby talks to Maurice in his apartement. She says that she believes Marty is dead. Maurices calms her down by telling her that Marty is probably fine.
An inside-view of the bar.
Here, a part of the dialog from before has been reimplemented.
The DC features an additional view of the knife in Sheriff Visser's hand.
Extended scene in the DC:
Two shots of the knife in the bloody hand as well as an edit to screaming Sheriff Visser.
Extended scene in the DC: Another take with the bloody, with the knife impaled, hand, as well as a view of the perforate wall Sheriff Visser hits several times.
Extended scene in the DC: Sheriff Visser grabs the knife that impales his other hand.
Extended scene in the DC: You can see him grab the knife.
Extended scene in the DC: Now he slowly pulls it out of his hand.
Extended scene in the DC: The same. In the Theatrical Version only the final part, showing him pulling the knife completely out of his hand, is shown.