Compared are the cut UK DVD by MIA (BBFC 15) and the uncut German DVD by Voulez-Vous (FSK 16)
- 2 cuts
- Length difference: 6.8 sec
There are minor jump-cuts with a length of less than 0.5 sec that have not been considered in the following comparison.
Good Guys Wear Black is the third movie with Chuck Norris as lead and despite some nice settings and an action-promissing story, the result is rather lame. Until recently, the BBFC had their issues with ninja throwing stars and the infamous "double ear clap" and since both is in the movie, cuts were required for the BBFC 15 rating. An uncut new edition has never been released in the UK.
Time index refers to
BBFC 15 DVD in PAL / Uncut German DVD in PAL
12:22 / 12:24-12:26
The shot of Booker gets actually interrupted by a cut to Charlie: Contrary to the previous (unaltered) attack, one gets to see here explicitely that the trowing stars ended up in the forehead.
19:54-19:56 / 19:58
Longer black screen between Charlie and the shots at the race track. In addition to that, one gets to hear the engine.
+ 2.2 sec
39:44 / 39:46-39:48
Change of roles: Booker slightly longer and the subsequent shot in the bathroom a little earlier.
57:02 / 57:06-57:08
Change of roles: Booker running on the street and the car slightly longer.
74:13 / 74:19-74:21
Change of roles. As a result, some more incredibly spectacular footage got lost.
75:38 / 75:47-75:52
One of the baddies walks up to Booker and grabs him by the stomach but Booker manages to get free by taking him down with an ear clap.
Last but not least, a ittle screenshot comparison: The UK DVD is open matte and contains more information. But then again, the UK DVD looks like a VHS rip.