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Ironmaster

original title: Vindicator: La Guerra del Ferro - Ironmaster

Comparison:

  • UK Blu-ray
  • Uncut
Release: Jan 30, 2018 - Author: brainbug1602 - Translator: Tony Montana - external link: IMDB
Compared are the UK Blu-ray by 88 Films and the Uncut Version (German DVD by MIG/Eurovideo).

At the stone age, there are rivalries within a tribe regarding the succession of the tribe leader. Vood intends to become the new leader and he is so determined to archieve his goal, he does not even flinch from committing murder. His brother Ela on the other hand is the more reasonable candidate and intends to make sure that Vood will burn for the crimes he committed. During a vulcano eruption, he finds some kind of metal that is harder than anything known so far. Being prepped with that, he gets his tribe back, exiles Ela and enslaves the tribes nearby one by one. Meanwhile, Ela is being accommodated by a pacifistic tribe. When Vood and his goons show, the "disagreement" will be settled for good.

Ironmaster is a quite entertaining stone age flick and it especially lives on George Eastman's presence. The perfectly styled actors in fur make it an interesting trash flick.

In the UK, the movie was released on Blu-ray by 88 Films. As documented on the bbfc website, cuts were required. At the beginning of the movie, when the cave men are hunting a boar, a few scenes that cointain animal cruelty have been removed. Interestingly enough, a little later on in the movie, when Bood attacks Ela and the other villagers, there are 22 missing seconds of Isa being taken hostage while the men are running straight to the battle field. Since the movie had been previously released by Code Red in the US, it is possible that 88 Films used the very same master that had been used for the Code Red release and said master simply lacks those scenes. In addition to that, the UK Blu-ray contains alternate footage of the vulcano eruption. One possible explanation is that those scenes had already been replaced by the US distributor - for whatever reason.

Duration:

German DVD (Uncut / in PAL): 89:57 min
UK Blu-ray: 93:13 min
[00:00:00][00:00:00]

English credits on the UK Blu-ray, Italian credits von the German DVD.



no difference


[00:08:20][00:08:17]

The boar gets speared, followed by a shot of the hunter.



Uncut: 2 sec


[00:08:27][00:08:22]

The three men are looking around, followed by a shot of the wounded boar.



Uncut: 3 sec


[00:08:31][00:08:24]

The shot of the dying boar is missing as well.



Uncut: 3 sec


[00:16:47][00:16:59]

Alternate shot of the vulcano eruption.



Uncut: 3 sec
UK Blu-ray: 3 sec


[00:16:54][00:17:06]

Same here.



Uncut: 4 sec
UK Blu-ray: 4 sec


[00:17:01][00:17:14]

The Uncut Version shows the lava, the UK Blu-ray shows the smoke of the vulcano instead.



Uncut: 2 sec
UK Blu-ray: 2 sec


[00:17:07][00:17:20]

The UK Blu-ray contains alternate scenes of the explosion.



Uncut: 4 sec
UK Blu-ray: 4 sec


[00:17:26][00:17:40]

Alternate shot of the magma.



Uncut: 3 sec
UK Blu-ray: 3 sec


[00:17:32][00:17:46]

Ditto - and then some: The UK Blu-ray contains two shots while the Uncut Version only contains a single (alternate) one.

Uncut:



UK Blu-ray:



Uncut: 4 sec
UK Blu-ray: 4 sec


[00:17:44][00:17:59]

Alternate shot of the magma.



Uncut: 4 sec
UK Blu-ray: 4 sec


[00:18:02][00:18:17]

Alternate shot of the vulcano eruption subsequnt to the shot of Vood.



Uncut: 4 sec
UK Blu-ray: 4 sec


[00:57:34][00:59:30]

The guy points Ela in the direction Vood went. Ela tells Mogo he needed men in order to track Vood. All of a sudden, there are screas and they run back into the village which is being assaulted at this very moment. Isa is being taken by one of the men.



Uncut: 22 sec


[01:00:42][01:02:23]

The UK Blu-ray contains a further shot of the men before they get in the cave.



UK Blu-ray: 5 sec




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