Comparison between the shortened German VHS by Warner (2003) and the uncut German Blu-ray by Warner (FSK 16 / Theatrical Version).
A few additional master errors with a duration of less than 0.5 sec each were not listed in the report.
The Warner VHS from 2003 is missing some material. Only here the flashback of the conversation between Noodles and Max (James Woods), portrayed by Robert De Niro, is missing. Strange that this was not to be case with the DVD released at the same time. If you believe a note about the DVD from Brazil, which probably contained the same cut, Leone wasn't satisfied with the flashback, but nowadays you probably don't know that exactly. In any case, the scene is included in all other DVDs & Blu-rays (also in the longer extended cut), therefore the Warner VHS can be classified as cut.
Runtimes are ordered as follows: German VHS in PAL / FSK 16 Blu-ray
Additional logos at the beginning of the Blu-ray.
Shortly afterwards the title was designed in German for the VHS.
153:35-154:03 / 160:58-161:32
The intermission is slightly longer on Blu-ray and the fade in to it also differs.
Blu-ray 4.2 sec longer
202:33-202:38 / 212:07-213:16
After viewing the revolver, the VHS version only shows Max.
In the case of Blu-ray (& DVD), the shot of the revolver is slightly longer and blurs. This is followed by various flashbacks of Max's and Noodles' childhood together. Finally, the camera fades over to Noodles and slowly moves back. The VHS starts with this shot when the picture is calm again.
Blu-ray 62 sec (= 1:02 min) longer