A deleted scene presented on the DVD shows Bond being bailed out of a Paris jail by M following his taxi chase of May Day. The scene shows Bond collecting his personal effects, including the wristwatch with garrote wire from From Russia with Love (1963), an ink pen filled with acid, and a cigarette lighter that's a flame thrower.
In the theatrical version the opening gun barrel dots were red and the rest was black and white. Every home video print since has changed the dots to white.
The BBFC originally saw the film in a rough cut form, and requested cuts to remove two groin kicks during the fight in the packing room. The cuts were duly made. When the film was officially submitted to the BBFC the only edit required was a slight darkening of the opening credits to mask a single shot of a partially nude woman. All releases of the film around the world have featured this original cut UK version, and no uncut version exists.
The German theatrical version and subsequent VHS releases were slightly cut to obtain a "Not under 12" rating. Among the cuts were a brief close-up of the poisened butterfly at Aubergine's neck, water mixing with blood in the scene where a KGB agent is thrown into a pipeline and several shots showing Zorin and Scarpine killing the mine workers. For its DVD release in 2001 the film was resubmitted to the FSK which waived all previous cuts.