David Cronenberg describes the nominal difference between the North American cut of the film to the International cut and why he did not think it necessary to release 2 different versions of the film on DVD.
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This feature was made at the request of New Line Home Entertainment, who wanted to explicitly show how negligible the differences between the two versions are. Knowing the devoted fan base for David Cronenberg
, they anticipated angry letters if information was left unclear and rumors began to spread about a "less violent" cut being released at the behest of the US distributor. The absurd, tongue-in-cheek humor of this piece is entirely intentional. See more
References A History of Violence