Comparison between the R-Rated Version and the Unrated Version
Species III is the second of three sequels of the series. While the first two movies were released for the cinema and had first class eye candy in Natasha Henstridge as well as rather gory special effects, the other two cheaply produced sequels were released on DVD only. Here too the main actress is somewhat nice to look at but the rest of the films is something you're better off avoiding.
As it is common procedure nowadays, two versions were released in the USA. However, the Unrated is no really worth the effort since really new stuff or considerable extensions are nowhere to be found.
The time data is taken from the R-Rated while those in brackets are taken from the Unrated.
R-Rated = 110:59 Min.
Unrated = 111:49 Min.
01:39 In the Unrated, we see the jeep drive away longer. In exchange, the R-Rated contains a shot of Abbott and a soldier that is not in the Unrated.
R-Rated = 4,4 Sec.
Unrated = 0,7 Sec.
07:23-07:29 Abbott runs through the forest. The shot is mirror inverted.
28:54 (28:50) A shot of the melting alien is longer. A yellow liquid squirts out of a hole in his throat.
Unrated = 2,5 Sec.
35:11 (35:09) Longer shot of Abbots house in the R-Rated.
R-Rated = 3,2 Sec.
35:33 (35:29) Here, the Unrated contains two shots of Sara standing naked in front of the window that we see a bit later and in the R-Rated. In exchange, the R-Rated contains a longer shot of Dr. Turner walking to Abbots house.
R-Rated = 15,7 Sec.
36:11 (36:00) Now the R-Rated shows Sara standing naked in front of the window. In exchange, the Unrated throws in a shot from behind that is missing in the R-Rated.
Unrated = 2,4 Sec.
38:48 (38:30) A shot of the horrified Turner can only be seen in the R-Rated.
R-rated = 1,6 Sec.
39:04 (38:44) The Unrated shows Sara turning around and walking to the window which follows a bit later in the R-Rated. In exchange, the shot of Dean and Abbot driving to the front of the house is longer in the R-Rated.
R-rated = 3,2 Sec.
39:33 (39:15) In the Unrated, we see Dean a bit longer as he walks off screen. Now the R-Rated shows a longer shot of Sara going to the window.
R-Rated = 1 Sec.
Unrated = 1,2 Sec.
59:23 (59:00) Longer shot of Abbots house in the R-Rated. The Unrated shows Sara looking at the house.
R-Rated = 4,1 Sec.
Unrated = 16,7 Sec.
61:51 (61:40) After Dean has burned his hand the Unrated shows an additional scene in the kitchen. he pours cold water over his hand, looks at it and then wraps tissue paper around it.
Unrated = 37 Sec.
67:50 (68:16) A shot after Dean has hit the alien with the Baseball bat is longer, as the alien shakes its head.
Unrated = 0,7 Sec.
68:35 (69:01) After Sara has fallen to the ground, the shot of the other alien throwing itself on her is longer in the Unrated. In exchange, the R-Rated contains an additional close up of the beast throwing itself on Sara.
R-Rated = 1,2 Sec.
Unrated = 1,2 Sec.
69:00 (69:27) As the alien bites Deans leg, the Unrated contains a shot of Abbot hurrying forward.
Unrated = 3 Sec.
87:42 (88:12) After Dean runs off after discovering Amelia, the Unrated contains a longer shot of him running down the hallway.
The R-Rated shows a shot of Amelia.
R-Rated = 1,5 Sec.
Unrated = 1,5 Sec.
88:00 (88:31) The Unrated contains a shot of the dead woman as well as a camera movement upward, showing Amelia standing next to her.
Unrated = 4 Sec.
91:35 (92:09) A shot of Hastings starts earlier in the Unrated.
Unrated = 13,3 Sec.
95:51 (96:38) After the smoke bomb has gone off, the R-Rated contains a shot of Sara running to Amelia.
R-Rated = 2 Sec.
101:52 (102:37) The R-Rated shows a shot of the inside of the generator.
R-Rated = 1,3 Sec.
103:09 (103:53) Another shot of the now closed generator in the R-Rated.
R-Rated = 1,4 Sec.
104:58 (105:40) The Unrated shows hastings ripping off the wall and rumpling two sheets of paper from Abbot and Dr. Turner.
Unrated = 10,8 Sec.
107:07 (108:01) While Dean is seen longer in the R-Rated, the Unrated contains an additional shot of Hastings.
R-Rated = 5 Sec.
Unrated = 5 Sec.
107:16 (108:09) The Unrated shows a longer shot of Hastings. The R-Rated contains a completely different shot of Sara and the child. In addition, the picture blends over to the next shot, whereas the Unrated has a normal cut here.
R-Rated = 4,3 Sec.
Unrated = 3,9 Sec.
110:50 The black screen is longer in the R-Rated.
R-Rated = 4 Sec.