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  • BBFC 18
  • German DVD
Release: Feb 22, 2011 - Author: Eiskaltes Grab - Translator: DaxRider123 - external link: IMDB
Comparison between the shortened UK VHS released by Troma (BBFC 18) and the uncut German DVD released by Troma / One World Entertainment.

Overall, there are 40 differences (= 4 minutes and 33 seconds):

38 cuts = 4 minutes and 32.5 seconds.
1 alternative scene = 0.5 sec.
1 re-cut = No difference in time.

In the UK, the cult film (that by now spawned 3 sequels) was released in a shortened version on VHS as well as DVD. Only the VHS tape released by Vipco and a very reare edition released by Troma are uncut.


Additionally, there are some mistakes in the master of the UK VHS, however, these won't be mentioned any further in this report.
0 min.
At the beginning of the movie you can read the following text:
Warning: "The Toxic Avenger" Contains scenes of extreme violence (this doesn't count for the overall difference in time).
9.5 sec.



5 min.
Wanda says that she loves to drive fast, especially because no one knows what's going to happen. Slug responds that no one would think that they will run them over. They're getting closer and closer. Then, Slug and Wanda fantasize about the experience of running people over (in a very graphic kind of way).
22 sec.



6 min.
Bozo asks if Julie remembers their rules. Julie responds that she didn't forget any of them. The rules say how many points you score when running over certain people. Certain minorities (Jews, black people, Asians and Middle Eastern people, and Puerto Ricans) don't really give that many points (25-30). Children under the age of 12 score 60 points.
21 sec.



7 min.
The complete scene of the small boy being hit by the car and falling to the ground was cut out. He's still alive but heavily injured and crawls over the street. Wanda sees it and brings it to Bozo's attention. Bozo goes into reverse and runs over the boy's head. He stops the car and, him and Julie get out of the car. They walk to the dead boy and take a picture of his tattered head. They enthusiastically look at the pictures. Then they get back into the car. Bozo is thrilled and says that he would love to do that again. His girlfriend Julie agrees.
97 sec.



21 min.
The guy with the headband (blood-besmeared, bleeding and with a broken nose) is shown a little longer. In between there's a cut to O'Clancy lying on the floor who holds his nose contorted with pain.
2.5 sec.



21 min.
The guy dressed up like a woman is stabbed in the eye by Toxy. Toxy pulls his fingers back out of the eye sockets while the guy screamingly puts his hands on his blood-besmeared and eyeless face. In between, there's a cut to O'Clancy who distastefully looks away.
3 sec.



22 sec.
Toxy smashes the two bad guys' heads together for a second time. One of the guys is heavily wounded - his brain comes out of his skull. Then follows another shot of O'Clancy.
4.5 sec.



22 sec.
The smashed head of the second bad guy is shown.
2 sec.



22 sec.
Toxy bludgeons the two corpses some more with a swab. In between there are cuts to O'Clancy.
8.5 sec.



30 min.
Leroy goes to a woman and her child and points his gun at them. After a few rude comments, the mother tells her child not to scream. Leroy asks her if she likes Mexican food. Then he asks her if she would love to eat his gun (clever metaphor, isn't it...)
15 sec.



30 min.
Leroy shoots the man in the stomach - blood splashes. Because of the force of the shot, the man flies backwards.
3 sec.



30 min.
The wounded man lies on the floor; some people scream hsyterically. Then you see the bleeding man on the floor again. Leroy shouts at the screaming ladies - he says that they should calm down.
5 sec.



31 min.
You don't see the dog being shot - blood splashes and the dog is thrown backwards because of the force of the shot.
1.5 sec.



31 min.
Frank pulls the blind Sara's skirt up. Then he says to Leroy that he always wanted to sleep with a blind woman. Delirious with joy, Leroy jumps up.
9 sec.



31 min.
Frank says how much he enjoys it.
2 sec.



31 min.
Frank is shown a little longer. Blood splashes out of the stump of his arm.
0.5 sec.



32 min.
Another shot of Frank and his blood-splashing arm-stump. Frank theatens Toxy and says that he wants to kill him. Toxy holds the rest of his arm in his hands. Suddenly, Frank looks at his arm-stump and finally realizes that his arm isn't there anymore. He starts to scream and pushes his hands on the stump. An employee who watches all this faints. Toxy hits Frank with his own arm, resulting in Frank falling to the ground.
15 sec.



32 min.
Two shots of Toxy holding the arm in his hand as well as of Frank who wants to get up but constantly falls back down.
4.5 sec.



32 min.
Toxy wants to slay Leroy with Frank's arm, but he ducks down and kicks the arm out of Toxy's hand.
3.5 sec.



32 min.
Rico swings the nunchuck around.
5 sec.



32 min.
He continues swinging the nunchuck around. Toxy kicks him and he falls to the ground. Then, Toxy kicks the nunchuck away.
5 sec.



34 min.
The ingredients inside Leroy's mouth are compunded with the mixer. Blood comes out of the mouth.
6 sec.



34 min.
Rico's hands are fried a little longer in the deep-frying fat.
2 sec.



34 min.
The scene where Toxy enters the screen while carrying Frank on his shoulders is a little longer - you get another peek at Frank's arm-stump.
1 sec.



34 min.
After Toxy switched the oven off, you see Frank screaming and fidgeting. The scene probably had to be taken out because you again can see the stump.
5 sec.



35 min.
A longer shot of the dead dog (along with the bullet hole).
2 sec.



36 min.
You see Rico's fried hands as well as another additional shot of the police officer who seizes Rico by the collar.
2 sec.



41 min.
The weights fall down and smash the fag guy's head.
0.5 sec.



42 min.
His body twitches a little longer and in the next shot you see his tattered head that moves back and forth.
2 sec.



43 min.
Wanda's butt is pushed on the hot rock inside the sauna a little longer.
4 sec.



44 min.
A bad guy wants to attack Toxy with a knife. When he lunges out, Toxy is able to duck down - therefore, the guy cuts the other bad guy's throat. Subsequently, the guy again tries to attack Toxy with his knife. A little later, he gets stabbed with it himself.
11 sec.



47 min.
At this point, a Tromaville newspaper flies around on the UK VHS. On the German DVD, this follows a little later.
No difference in time.



47 min.
After the scene with the mayor faded out, now follows the scene with the newspaper that was already shown in the UK Version.
No difference in time.

48 min.
Cigarface lies on the floor - you see the bullet hole in his stomach.
1.5 sec.



54 min.
Bozo and Slug beat up the old woman.
9.5 sec.



59 min.
Toxy switches the washing machine on - the small woman inside of it is spinned around.
9 sec.



71 min.
When Toxy runs square to Belgoody, a few flashbacks were cut out: in one of them you see Frank's arm being pulled off; another one shows the fat guy who's head is smashed in. In return, the UK Version shows a shot of an explosion.
UK VHS: +1.5 sec.
German DVD: 2 sec.



72 min.
Toxy holds Belgoody's guts in his hands.
1 sec.



72 min.
Belgoody tries to push his guts back into his stomach.
3 sec.



72 min.
The shot of Toxy and some of the guts which are lying next to Belgoody's arm.
3 sec.



72 min.
You see Belgoody's corpse. The guts come out of his stomach.
1 sec.





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