Comparison between the uncut German Ultimate Edition DVD released by Astro and the US-DVD released by Elite Entertainment (RC0). The Elite-version lacks a short shot of striking lightning which Sam Raimi did not want in the movie because of its poor quality. The lightning looks extremely artificial and when you take a closer look you realize that it is made by manually putting tears in the film footage and it looks very bad. The German Ultimate Edition contains this shot, anyway.
Cut length ca. 1 sec.
The times refer to the Ultimate Edition.
The lightning scene (0:15:34)
We see a lightning that is made with a very poor trick that strikes a tree in another shot and the tree start to smoke (a very poor trick, as well).
Length: ca. 1 sec.