Release: Jan 23, 2016 - Author: Muck47 - Translator: DaxRider123 - external link: IMDB - more from this series
This is a comparison between the censored TV Version (UK Blu-ray, identical to the US premier on NBC at 06/11/2015) and the uncensored Producer's Cut (US Blu-ray by Lionsgate)
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Just like the 2 previous season of the cancelled show Hannibal, there are several episodes that required some alterations for US TV (which are also the versions sold to other countries). While there was a bare-bones UK release containing the TV Version several months ago, the US Blu-ray contains 7 episodes marked as "Producer's Cut". And contrary to the UK release, the US Blu-ray contains a lot of bonus features.
Episode 7 ("Digestivo") goes pretty far, regarding the violence. Mason Verger wants to sew Willis' face onto his and then eat Hannibal. Just as usual, this was no problem for the US TV. Cuts were made when it comes to nudity. Hannibal's naked behind was darkened (just as the lesbian scene one episode earlier) so that it is less visible. The US-Blu-ray shows the original shot.
When Hannibal - who momentarily is chained up - is shown from above, parts of the image were darkened down, so that his behind (and legs) are almost invisible.