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Edge of Fury

original title: Lao Jia Lao Nu Lao Shang Lao

Comparison:

  • NL VHS
  • Chinese VCD
Release: May 28, 2018 - Author: Muck47 - Translator: Tony Montana - external link: IMDB
Compared are the NL VHS and the Chinese VCD


- 9 additional scenes on the Chinese VCD with a total length of 158.8 sec (= 2:39 min) (in PAL)
- 7 additional scenes on the NL VHS with a total length of 348.1 sec (= 5:48 min)

Minor jump cuts with a length of less than 0.5 sec each have not been lised in the foloowing comparison.



Number one copycat Bruce Li in his first "own" Eastern: In Edge of Fury (1978), he plays a guy of good nature who starts working for some crook in order to support his mom financially. But when his boss dies, he gets sucked into a turf war and despite a lot of investigating, he gets to kick some butt as well. The result is a decent movie, nothing spectacular though.

In addition to the different versions on the French DVD and the NL VHS, there is also an Asian Version. The latter is available as Chinese VCD and it roughly censored: Every single nudity and/or sex scene is cut - or those have been intentionally added to the Export Versions. As compensation (if you will), there is an exclusively scene with Bruce Li while there is alternate, more harmless footage for two further scenes.



Time index refers to
NL VHS (in PAL) / Chinese VCD (in NTSC)



Please note: If possible, the screenshots originate from the German movie role - for quality reasons.





The logo is identically equal, the subsequent opening credits are not.

NL VHSChinese VCD




18:55 / 19:43-19:48

Jump cut at the beginning of the fight.

4.3 sec




20:06 / 21:01-21:27

Both the end of Kuo's conversation (he says he would take car of it) and the entire following scene with Ah Fong and his girlfriend is missing here. The final shot of him in front of the stairway starts a little earlier as well.

23.9 sec




Missing Scene Chinese VCD
31:31-34:53 / 33:24

After Ah Fong grabs Shao Long, the complete shower sex scene with Jimmy and the widow is missing. At first, one only gets to see her. Then Jimmy shows up and they go the bedroom. A little conversation follows, resulting in Shen wanting to ride on horses that day. After that, they do it again - reversed cowgirl style.

+ 201.5 sec (= 3:22 min)




39:30 / 38:14-38:18

Shao Lung looks up a little longer plus the widow comes downstairs a little earlier.

4 sec




Missing Scene Chinese VCD / Alternate
43:44-43:55 / 42:42-43:20

After Ah Fong got the offer by one of Mr. King's goons, the NL VHS contains a small scene at some night club with a topless dancer.


As compensation, the Chinese VCD contains an additional scene outside: Ah Fong is standing at a pier, lost in thoughts, when all of a sudden, some guy appears. He says something to Ah Fong and leaves. Subsquently afterwards, Ah Fong leaves as well.


Chinese VCD 25 sec longer



Missing Scene Chinese VCD
45:41-46:44 / 45:11

After Ah Fong shows his mom the area, a very important scene is completely missing: Someone breaks into the widow's house and attempts to rape her. But the guy then shows his face. It is Jimmy and it turns out that he just wanted to mess with her.

+ 62.5 sec (= 1:03 min)





59:21 / 58:21-58:24

Another reel change: Mr. King a bit longer plus the subsequent shot stars a little earlier.

2.7 sec




Missing Scene Chinese VCD / Alternate
61:05-61:44 / 60:13-60:54

Alternate footage of Jimmy and the widow: In the Export Version, he uses a dildo to message her. On the Chinese VCD, he uses his hands instead.

Chinese VCD 0.8 sec longer

NL VHSChinese VCD




Missing Scene Chinese VCD
62:01-62:07 / 61:02

Subsequent to a few close-ups for which there is no replacement footage, there is one more shot in the Export Version: Jimmy keeps fiddling around with the dildo.

+ 5.6 sec




Missing Scene
70:28-70:40 / 69:54

Mei Fen is being attacked by one of the goons and she fights back as with everyting she has. Another guy enjoys watching.

+ 12.5 sec




Missing Scene Chinese VCD / Alternate
76:04-76:20 / 75:33-75:49

In the Export Version, the dunken widow opens her to in order to seduce Chin. On the Chinese VCD, she remains fully dressed while trying to seduce Chin.

no length difference

NL VHSChinese VCD




77:03 / 76:34-76:43

Interesting: On the Chinese VCD, the scene with Chin and the widow is longer than it is on the NL VHS: After stabbing herself, the widow goes down a little longer and she then lies still on the couch.
In addition to that, the subsequent shot of the car starts slightly earlier as well.

8.9 sec




85:03 / 85:02-85:26

Three additional shots on Chinese VCD before the movie ends: Ah Fong says something to the cops, then he walks away.

24 sec





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