Videodrome (1983) Poster


Alternate Versions

The director's cut (available in the US on VHS and DVD) contains the following additional footage:
  • During the "Samurai Dreams" scene, a dildo, only partly shown in the "R" rated version, is fully visible.

  • The first shot of videodrome in Harlan's workroom runs longer.

  • The next scene in Harlan's workroom shows a different, and more graphic take of videodrome broadcast.

  • The scene in which Max pierces Nicki's ear has been extended.

  • The shot of Max shooting his second partner is slightly longer.

  • Barry Convex's death goes another shot.

The original UK cinema release featured the U.S R-rated print. The initial 1987 UK video version was pre-edited by 3 minutes before submission and the longer US R-rated version was released uncut on video in 1990 (this is the currently available UK DVD version). The unrated U.S 'Director's Cut' has also been released on laserdisc in the UK, rated 18.
Some TV prints of the film have an extended ending. While the original film ends with James Woods holding a gun to his head, the TV version continues on to show images of cast members as dialogue from the film is heard.

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