The US Lionsgate DVD is advertised as the Unrated Version though it actually features a badly edited print. Missing are shots of blood spurts during Gary's throat slashing, the teacher with the axe in his head, Brian being hit with a hammer, and shots of a bloody Brian as he falls on the chainsaw. UK releases feature the fully uncut print.
When "Cutting Class" is shown on TV, the beginning credits don't show the paperboy throwing the papers along the street, instead, we HEAR the sound of the papers hitting the street, but we see a black background with the normal credits in front of it.
When shown on TV, all of the death scenes are trimmed by using slow motion shots a la Friday the 13th (1980)
The Region 2 DVD carrying the Columbia/Tristar logo is completely uncut, including scenes not shown in the U.S.