American Ninja 2 - The Confrontation
(IMDB)OT: American Ninja 2 - The Confrontation
BBFC 18 VHS
BBFC 18 DVD
Comparison between the cut british VHS by Rank Home Video (BBFC 18) and the uncut british DVD by MGM/FOX (BBFC 18).
The successfull American Ninja series' second part was only released in a cut version in the UK at first. This was due to the fact that it was forbidden to show combat weapons (in this case throwing stars) at that time. By now the movie has been released completely uncut due to the fact that is policy is no longer in effect.
A big thanks to Il Gobbo for providing the uncut edition!Cut version = 85:24 Min. Uncut version = 85:57 Min.
00:00 The DVD begins with the MGM Logo, the VHS shows the CANNON logo instead.
DVD = 11 sec.
VHS = 12 sec.
46:21 A ninja attacks Joe, who can fight him off grabbing him from behind and tearing his mask apart. One can see the ninja's torn face. Then Joe is running towards Alicia when suddenly another ninja shows up and throws a throwing star at him. Joe can duck in time and the throwing star gets stuck in the door.
46:37 Beginning of a shot. Joe is pulling the throwing star out of the door.
46:47 Joe is throwing the star. It hits a ninja in the head, causing him to fall off a railing. Another ninja appears. A shot of Joe.
58:37 Some ninjas throwing their throwing stars are missing in the scenes in which the ninjas demonstrate their abilities.
58:39 A ninja is using a blowgun. The dart hits a target in which a throwing star already got stuck.
85:24 The VHS lacks the MGM logo after the end credits.