comparison between the cut British VHS from VIPCO (BBFC 18)
and the uncut Austrian DVD from Raptor Film (not rated)
At first this gory Slasher was released in Great Britain in its uncut form by Thorn Emi. But when the police paid a visit to the publisher the uncut version was pulled off the market and a censored version was released that was later confiscated as one of the infamous Video Nasties. Later it was released again by VIPCO - still censored in the UK but uncut and marked with a "Strong Uncut" sticker for the international market, as it was done numerous times and with several films by VIPCO ("I spit on your grave", for example). By now the film was released in its uncut form on DVD in he UK.
Cut version = 87:05 Min.
Uncut version = 87:23 Min.
The uncut version starts a bit earlier (black screen).
In British version hardly shows the scissors penetrating the prostitutes body. In the uncut version the killer goes on to twist the scissors inside her and blood gushes out, intercut with shots of her face grimacing in pain.
The camera pans from Karen's face over her blood splattered body after her throat was cut.
End of the shot with the bloody scissors, followed by Woodstock with his fingerless hand.
The scissors penetrate Eddy's throat deeper and he coughs up blood.
The scissors are stuck in his throat.
Shot of a girl with a gaping wound on her frehead.