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  • BBFC 15
  • German DVD
Release: Jul 01, 2010 - Author: Muck47 - Translator: Matar - external link: IMDB
Comparison between the cut British DvD by Hong Kong Legends (BBFC 15) and the uncut German DvD by Splendid (FSK 12).

BBFC 15 (HKL): 89:44 min w/o credits (91:45 min w. credits) in PAL
FSK 12 (Splendid): 90:00 min w/o credits (91:48 min w. credits) in PAL

- 1 cut
- lenght: 1,2 sec

=>Additional differences result from alternative logos at the beginning as well as some small print mistakes on the German DvD which remain below 0.5 seconds and therefore are not stated in this report.

Battle Creek Brawl was Jackie Chan's first attempt to become known and famous to the international audience after his first Kung-Fu comedies like Snake in the Eagle's Shadow and Drunken Master. Despite Robert Clouse as director and a score by Lalo Schifrin (both involved in Bruce Lee's blockbuster Enter the Dragon) the project was not successfull and it took over 10 years to establish Jackie Chan in the USA.

Unfortunately the movie is softly cut in Great Britain because of the BBFC 15 rating and harsh rating codes. A slap on both ears had to be cut.
What did the BBFC stated: BBFC arguement:

One compulsory cut required to sight of dangerous imitable technique (double ear clap) in accordance with BBFC guidelines.

The German DvD is uncut but offers bad quality. Additionally some dialogues are only available in original sound even though a dubbed version is also available. Those who can resign on German sound should take the DvD's from America by 20th Century Fox or HongKong by JoySales/Fortune Star.

Runtime scheme
British DVD in PAL / German DVD in PAL
The UK DvD starts with a logo of Media Asia. The German DvD shows the Fortune Star Logo and additionally Golden Harvest.

German DvD runs longer for 16,1 sec.

69:48 / 70:04-70:05

The take runs a bit longer. Iron Johnson frees himself from Fijo Atashi's grip by a punch on his ears.

1,2 sec