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Alternate Versions

There have been many discrepancies involving the recent DVD release of this title by Image Entertainment:
  • The version has an 84-minute running time. The original running time is 87 minutes. There appears to be no footage missing. The print used was no doubt time compressed during the film-to-tape transfer. The version on the DVD release is in fact the uncut R-rated version.
  • The R-rated U.S. theatrical cut is uncut despite the rumors. The "Frightmare 2" video release is slightly edited, removing a brief gore spot. The DVD displays the uncut R-rated version.
  • The transfer on the DVD is presented full-frame at 1.33:1. Director Pete Walker shot the film in 1.33:1 full frame with the intention of matting the film at 1.85:1. The image on the DVD represents the full 1.33:1 frame as Walker shot it. As a result, there is excess picture information at the top and bottom of the frame. The 1.85:1 matting would have created a more compositionally correct image but the transfer represents the film as it was shot.
The UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC to edit the pitchfork murder, shots of blood dripping from Delia's mouth during the poker murder, and a closeup of Graham's mutilated face. The cuts were restored in the 1995 Redemption video release.

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