Release: Nov 06, 2010 - Author: Forrest - Translator: Tony Montana - external link: IMDB
Compared are the UK DVD (BBFC 18), which is based on the Director's Cut, and the Uncut Director's Cut / US DVD (R-Rated).
It's not uncommon for releases in UK that scenes with throwing stars or butterfly knives have been removed, and so it is here as well. At least the UK DVD contains the Director's Cut, even though it's been slightly shortened. You want to watch the Uncut Director's Cut, you need to buy the US DVD.
Running time UK DVD (credits excluded): 1:24:18
Running time US DVD (credits excluded): 1:24:26
1 extended black screen at the beginning of the UK DVD (+1.23 sec)
2 cuts (8.59 sec)
1 scene with alternate footage
= 7.36 sec
No frame cuts on either of the DVDs.
Time index: UK DVD / US DVD
Extended black screen in the UK Version at the beginning of the movie.
Extended Miramax logo in the US Version.
Extended black screen after the logo in the UK Version.
Slightly different footage has been used when Curve leaves the building. In the UK Version, he stands on the street and touches the tattoo on his chest for an extended period before he goes to his bike. The shot of Kali at the door is slightly different as well.
Note: This scene is Director's Cut exclusive, as the comparison with the Theatrical Version revealed.
When Kali draws the throwing star and tosses it on Ashe, the UK Version aborts. The first star misses "The Crow", the second one gets stuck in Ashe's hand. Then he tosses it back, which is also in the UK Version.
Kali draws her butterfly knife. Then a shot of Ashe, he drops the stick.