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The Guyver (1991) Poster

(1991)

Alternate Versions

Differences between the "Director's Cut" (actually the original theatrical version) and the VHS version are as follows:
  • A text prologue explaining the origins of the guyver and zoanoids, as well as leading up to Dr. Segawa's predicament with the other zoanoids.


  • Slightly different opening credits. The "Guyver" title is shown in glittering, silver chrome that splis. The VHS version shows a cheaper black/brown title that swipes in and fades out.


  • Slightly more dialogue when Max tells Misky of her father's death.


  • The scene where Balcus makes Lisker punch himself has music in the theatrical cut. In the VHS version, no music is present.


  • Extended dialogue between Max, Misky and Castle at Dr Segawa's death scene. This also includes a little more footage of Sean spying on them.


  • When Sean encounters the punks in the alley, he yells "Hi-ya!" with a ready aikido stance. The punks laugh at him and then they all yell "Hi-ya" mockingly with the same stance.


  • An intimate scene between Lisker and Weber in the van as they wait for Striker & Ramsey. He mentions the two of them going shopping in Brazil, and she absolutely loves the idea.


  • In the warehouse sequence, the shopping bit is brought up again between the zoanoid Lisker and zoanoid Weber. This was cut short in the VHS version.


  • Zoanoid Striker yelling down to Zoanoid Ramsey is shown in two cuts in the theatrical version, one in the VHS cut.


  • Major scene transitions in the "director's cut" are accompanied by slash going across the screen with a two-note techno theme. None of these are in the VHS cut. Additionally, 3 violent scenes are not in the so-called director's cut:


  • When zoanoid Lisker crushes zoanoid Segawa's head, blood is shown gushing onto the ground in the VHS version. The "director's cut" has a very slightly shorter version showing a shot of zoanoid Segawa on his knees with no blood.


  • When the guyver kills the snake-headed zoanoid, the VHS version shows him getting his arm ripped off and his neck snapped with blood splatter. The "director's cut" edits this out in favor of a cheap insert shot of the other zoanoids looking on.


  • When the guyver slashes zoanoid Weber, the VHS version shows blood splattering across her face and Misky's. The "director's cut" cuts away to a cheap close-up of zoanoid Striker looking on.


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Trivia | Goofs | Crazy Credits | Quotes | Connections | Soundtracks

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