Compared are the cut UK DVD by DVD.com.LTD / Vengeance Video (BBFC 15) and the uncut German Blu-ray by filmArt (not rated)
- 16 cuts
- Length difference: 109.8 sec (= 1:50 min) [in PAL]
This entertaining low budget martial arts flick from Taiwan for which many famous pieces of music have been recycled finally got the release it deserve in Germany. The Blu-ray was released on 08/22/2014.
In the UK, it is only available on DVD so far and the DVD is cut. This release is rather odd though because the cuts simply concern violent footage which is very uncommon for British censorship and reminds me of the way movies are cut in Germany in order to get a lower rating.
The BBFC states in its entry that no cuts were made. Apparently, the master the British right holder had was already cut before submitting it to the BBFC. Perhaps, they even got it from Germany and the UK DVD equals the German DVD (rated "FSK 16") because after all, there aren't that many DVD release worldwide. The Dutch DVD for instance contains the same version as the UK DVD. In this context, I would like to point out that the English title at the beginning of the picture doesn't look very professional either.
Time index refers to
UK DVD (BBFC 15) / German Blu-ray (not rated)
The UK DVD contains a cheap-looking insert on a black backgroud while the title looks more professional on the German Blu-ray. Also, there are three insters instead of one.
German Blu-ray 10.2 sec longer
01:30 / 01:44-02:07
The fight ends prematurely: actually, the crook whips out a dagger and hard punches by Nan Kung follow. One can only assume what is going on though because the images are way too dark.
02:01 / 02:40-02:41
Additional shot of the severed head ending up on the ground.
14:38 / 15:50-15:53
Nan Kung breaks the guy's arm tosses him on the ground.
21:52 / 23:25-23:29
Another shot of the guy with the amazing curly wig (Chen), the camera tracks to the dagger in his belly.
22:18 / 23:56-24:00
Further shot of the nxt baddie. The camera tracks to his stomach wound as well.
35:32 / 37:49-37:52
At the end of the shot, Nan also breaks the poor guy's neck. Then he grabs him and prepares to toss him around in a close-up.
35:37 / 37:57-37:59
Nan reaches for the guy's head and pushes him to the ground.
35:42 / 38:04-38:07
Nan breaks some bones of the following opponent, then he tosses him around.
58:10 / 61:33-61:35
Piao's severed fingers hit the ground.
63:43 / 67:22-67:28
Black Hat schleps Pyo away earlier while Piao crawls out one more time in order to stop him but he gets kicked out of the scenery instead.
63:54 / 67:40-67:48
Extended shot of Pyo running from Black Hat but he tosses her on the ground.
75:45 / 80:09-80:12
Further goons are getting hit by Nan's spears via short close-ups.
80:31 / 86:19-86:27
Before Pyo arrives on the scene, Nan gets hit several ties and Jiu Long puts the blade to his knife.
83:50 / 88:46
Additional shot of blood running out of Nan's mouth.
84:12 / 89:10-89:17
Nan jumps a few times and kicks Jiu Long.
84:29 / 89:35-90:11
Nan jumps aside and pulls the rope around Jiu's head to the ground. He attaches it to a log and clings to Jiu's legs in order to kill him sooner. After Jiu's arms are falling down, the UK DVD is back in the game with the remaning part of the scene.
The UK DVD lacks the "The End" insert at the end.