Release: Dec 21, 2013 - Author: Eiskaltes Grab - Translator: Sebbe - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Compared are the shortened version of "Untamed World: Lair of the Lummox" on the US DVD by Paramount and the uncut version on the German DVD by Turbine Classics.
1 cut = 3 minutes and 31 seconds
The Ren & Stimpy Show is one of the most over the edge cartoon shows ever. So it's no surprise that Nickelodeon US - similar to Disney - reacted to the feedback of the audience and made a few cuts. On top of that, later broadcasts on Spike TV contained further alterations. More cuts were made and, if required, some scenes had a higher frames per second rate in order to reach the regular length for syndication. These versions are the available ones on the so-called "uncut" US DVDs by Paramount.
Surprisingly enough, the German broadcasts back in the 90s were almost uncut, only a few scenes with too explicit footage were removed.
For the uncut box the comparisons have been made with, Turbine Germany used the cut (but restored) US masters and the original German versions in order to put the longest versions possible on the German DVD set. Missing scenes in the US Versions have been filled with the German version (including the German dub), missing scenes in the German versions have been filled with the US Version (and they got subtitled in German, if necessary). The result is the longest version available of every single episode.
Only the uncut version has the following scene of 3 and a half minutes at its end. A hillbilly is sitting at a table with his kids and asks his sister what's for dinner. She comes running to the table with a full tray in her hands and tells him that it's his favorite: grilled opossum stuffed with Alabama swamp rat, and onion gravy. She puts the tray down on the table, takes off the lid and a stinking opossum is revealed. The hillbilly and his kids don't seem to be quite happy about this and he says that they had the same for breakfast already. The kids also complain that they had opossum for lunch, too, every single day for 40 years now. The mother tells them in a raised voice to eat and enjoy it. A wild fight between the family members ensues. A man puts an end to the fight and tells them to stop quarreling constantly over dinner, and to enjoy the meal.
A longer scene follows, in which the guy is advertising some tasty chickens. He's presenting different kinds of chicken and also suggests some side dishes which get prepared by a "competent" team. At the end, some kids are shown sitting in front of a stage; then the curtains open and an old man appears. He sits on a stick and spins two plucked chickens around for some time. The curtains close again and the kids applaud enthusiastically.