Comparison between the cut British DVD from VIPCO (BBFC 18) and the uncut US DVD from Anchor Bay (not rated).
Here we have a rather violent and atmospheric horror classic from Lucio Fulci although it takes the movie a while to "gain momentum", so to say.
Nearly evry British release (apart from a VIPCO VHS that was meant for export) has been censored more or less heavily. In the beginning of the Eighties the movie even made it onto the infamous "Video Nasties" list.
Newly rated and given a BBFC 18 by the BBFC, the British DVD from Arrow Films released in 2009 contains the complete uncut version of the film.
Time indexes are taken from the British version:
BBFC 18 = 81:50 Min. (PAL)
Uncut = 86:18 Min. (NTSC)
Length of cuts made = 54 Sek.
00:00 The US DVD starts earlier.
42:53 Murder of Ms. Gittleson: Closeup of the pole sticking out from beneath her left breast while blood gushes out from under her blouse. The camera moves back so that her face is visible. The beginning of the next closeup is missing as well.
43:21 Again, the camera moves back from a bloody closeup of the pole sticking out of the woman. She screams. The beginning of the next shot is shorter as well.
43:23 We see the pole in Ms. Gitllesons throat a bit longer. The next closeup where we see the pole being pulled out and blood squirting is shorter as well.
43:29 More shots of blood gushing out of the hole in her throat.
59:07 Murder of Ann: Her throat is cut with a knife and large amounts of blood are flowing out.
59:16 A closeup of the knife cutting her throat.
68:01 More shots of Bob being stared at from out the dark. In the British version he only looks into the eyes one time before running away.