The US theatrical version was edited for violence and sex to avoid a R rating. This version was the basis for all international releases. For home video the film was released in its original theatrical version (North America only) and in a special "unrated" version (worldwide except UK). The unrated version contains a few more scenes of sex and violence, including an extended "Pussycat Dolls" dance number, some shots of characters lying still when dead or unconscious, and more graphic depections of some of the characters' demises. Also included in this version are two instance of characters spitting blood from their mouths during a fight and a reference to the first film. During the fight with the Irish mob on the freighter, Dylan puts her legs in the air while seated in an attempt to distract her attacker, similar to how she delayed a fight in the first film.
The UK cinema version was cut by three seconds (sight and sound of a head-butt to Dylan) to secure a more commercial '12A' rating. Furthermore, the unrated DVD edition widely available elsewhere could not be released in the UK at the time, as it would require being upgraded to a '15' rating, and BBFC policy would then not allow two versions of the same film with different ratings. In short, the UK DVD release is the cut, theatrical version without the extra scenes present in the unrated version.