Censuring The Censors


Rod W coordinates and maintains these entries. He also maintains The Chopping List, a comprehensive guide to movies which have been censored in Australia.



BloodRayne

    It seems that we have the theatrical, non-director's cut print on R4 DVD. The US unrated version from Visual Entertainment clocks in at 98:46 NSTC, or the PAL equivalent of 94:48, in other words 4% slower. Our DVD runs to 90:20 PAL, and is therefore missing about four minutes of material. The shorter theatrical version is also available for purchase on R1 DVD.

    It is not clear yet whether the extended version contains restored censored footage, or whether it simply has longer versions of some scenes and/or additional scenes. Confirmation either way will be posted in due course.

    Update 4/10/2006: Site readers report that the R4 retail version is the longer uncut version. I confirmed with the reviewer that the supplied review disc was indeed 90 mins PAL, so there is a discrepancy. On the OFLC website, the local DVD is listed in name as being the uncut version. I now have the unrated R1 DVD and will confirm the local rental vs review vs retail editions. (Rod W.)