Compared are the R-Rated Version (German Free TV broadcast) and the Unrated Version (US Blu-ray by Kino Lorber, rated R).
- 1 cut
- Length difference: 49.5 sec [in PAL]
A few minor jump cuts with a length of less than 0.5 sec each have not been listed in the following comparison.
An Eye for an Eye (1981) is another Chuck Norris shot before his 80s action classics resp. it is a little less action-packed. At least, there are a few ridiculous and yet entertaining scenes and with people like Christopher Lee, Richard Roundtree (Shaft) or Professor Toru Tanaka (The Running Man), even the smaller parts are well-casted.
Even in the VHS era, attention was attracted to the NL VHS (and according to the BBFC entry also the first VHS release in the UK) due to an additional shower scene including female nudity. A rather harmless scene actually but since the scene was missing on any DVD release worldwide, assumptions that the scene had been removed in order to get an R and that the Unrated Version would be some kind of relic from a few European VHS releases were being made.
Fortunately, the US Blu-ray by Kino Lorber, released in June 2015, does contain the longer Unrated Version - despite its R-rating. Certainly, that scene is no must see resp. it does not enhance the quality of the flick at all. And yet, it is kind of nice that there is an HD master of the Unrated Version available.
Fun fact: In addition to a widescreen master, there is also a full screen master of the R-Rated Version available. Resulting from the different aspect ratio, the full screen / open matte version contains additional picture information. Back in the days, the full screen version was available on VHS in several countries - for instance in the US, the UK and also in NL.
Time index refers to
R-Rated Version (in PAL) / US Blu-ray
Additional logo at the very beginning of the US Blu-ray.
60:49 / 63:43-64:34
While sweaty Sean stays in bed with Heather in the R-Rated Version, he gets to freshen up in the Unrated Version: The scene goes on with the two of them in the shower and subsequent to a few sentimental words, they start making out while some tacky music is playing in the background.
Last but not least, a little screenshot comparison between the full screen / open matte and the widescreen version. Obviously, the open matte version appears more blurred but on the other hand, there is additional picture information - particularly at the bottom.
Please note: In the 53rd minute, Chuck starts the car and for some reason, a shot of the skyline is missing and so is the beginning of the subsequent shot. This appears to be an oddity of the full screen version because the widescreen version of the R-Rated does indeed contain these missing seconds.