The Worlock Video

Special thanks to Andrew Gowans, James, Kevin Lewis, Rachel S., Dead Shot, Bill Piper, Dan Simonton, and Angus Hull for their contributions to this section.

Please email me if you have any corrections or additions.

Why can't I buy this video?
Okay, how can I see it then?
What movies are all these clips from?
Come on, don't you have a more streamlined list for when I go to the video store?
What's different between the X, A, and R rated versions?
Why the different versions?


The Hassle

The info straight from Nettwerk:

WHY ISN'T WORLOCK INCLUDED ON THE SKINNY PUPPY VIDEO
COMPILATION?

The video for "Worlock" was comprised of numerous (over 80 in fact) clips
that were cut out of horror films by various classification boards.  It is
a non-stop gore-fest that was immediately banned by every video station
that had ever seen the video, as well as any border crossing guards
anywhere in the world.  The video is considered pornographic for this
reason.

That's the first reason it's not included on the video release.

The second reason concerns the sheer mountain of legal paperwork that
would be required in order to get approval from every single director of
the over 50 movies that the clips were taken from.  There is simply no way
for anybody to get a clearance to release this video in any form.  Even if
we were able to get legal approval to use all the clips that are contained
in the video, we would be disallowed from ever shipping a copy anywhere in
the world due to the content.  Complete catch-22.

So that is why the video for "Worlock" doesn't appear on the Skinny Puppy
video compilation.  It's been a 4-year battle in the attempt to get that
video released in some form.  It just isn't possible to do.

But the rest of the videos which do make an appearance are mostly
first-timers as far as anybody seeing them and a lot of the fans who are
quite familiar with the "Worlock" situation are still pretty happy to see
these videos being made available to the fans of the band.

Transcribed by Dead Shot


The Outlets

Although it is not available commercially, the Worlock video (in its various versions) proliferates among tape traders. There are many people in the tape trading community who will be willing to make copies for other fans in exchange for another tape or some blanks. Seek these people out and you should have no trouble getting a copy of the video without purchasing it from a bootlegger.

Thankfully, there are also some places where you can see the video online:

  • Bp's Vault of Skinny Puppy page includes the A Rated version of Worlock in RealVideo.
  • Dark Dreams, a fan site of film director Dario Argento (whose films are used in the video) has a version online. There you will also find trailers for some of the films which are the sources of Worlock's clips.
  • Yahoo has the video here.
  • Try Youtube.
  • BlahSnarto has re-created the entire video using new, digital sources for all of the clips. You can see it here.

The Clips

Here is a shot-by-shot breakdown of the video (X Rated version) collected here based upon transcriptions by Andrew Gowans, James, Kevin Lewis, and Rachel S. (GristleCancelled), who is responsible for assembling this current edition, with contributions from F7_SNO_PRO, BlahSnarto, Rob (Heltir1723), Allen Jaeger, vav, and others. This transcription represents their collective work and the credit for it is theirs exclusively.

Opens with "RESTRICTED" cougar, used by BC Films, Followed by the infamous "X-Rated" (former rating used by MPAA, changed to NC-17)
000.*Crackling transmition sound over "X" Intro- VIDEODROME
001.Liquidy, floaty embryonic stuff- DUNE
002.B&W Ultrasound of Womb, super imposed with man in black and white- both: ??
003.Liquidy, floaty embryonic stuff- DUNE
004.The B&W shot of a guy reaching out to pull a lever- ERASERHEAD
005.B&W Ultrasound of Womb, overlayed w/ exploding tv and flying carnage- All ??
006.Then there's another B&W clip of that guy- ERASERHEAD
007.Person falling onto bed floating in dark liquid- PARENTS
008.Scalpel cuts black-haired man's forehead- ??
009.Falling person into bed and liquid - PARENTS
010.Red lips in blue light talking- DARIO ARGENTO'S WORLD OF HORROR
011.Falling person into bed and liquid- PARENTS
012.Fast clip of "burn victim man"- DEAD AND BURIED
013.Falling person into bed and liquid- PARENTS
014.Masked man twitching about in a chair- DEATH WARMED UP
015.Extreme close-up on a ravens eye- OPERA
016.Masked man twitching about in a chair- DEATH WARMED UP
017.Silhouette of a police man head- MANIAC COP
018.Masked man twitching about in a chair- DEATH WARMED UP
019.Extreme close-up on a ravens eye- OPERA
020.Falling person into bed and liquid- PARENTS
021.Extreme close up of person's brown eye- PHENOMENA
Person super imposed over pupil of eye- Parents
022.Falling person into bed and liquid- PARENTS
023.Lips talking again- DARIO ARGENTO'S WORLD OF HORROR
024.Same falling person, now in liquid, camera zooms out- PARENTS
025.Scalpel cuts black-haired man's forehead- ??
026.Falling person into bed and liquid- PARENTS
027.Injection going into bandaged head- DEAD AND BURIED
028.Falling person into bed and liquid- PARENTS
029.Piece of skull being removed- DEATH WARMED UP
030.Letterboxed scene of eyeball being poked out- THE BEYOND
(Letterbox background: Falling person into bed and liquid- PARENTS)
031.Letterboxed scene of same eyeball being poked- THE BEYOND
(Letterbox background: Falling person into bed and liquid- PARENTS)
032.Falling person into bed and liquid- PARENTS
033.Anatomical drawing of optic orb- RE-ANIMATOR
034.Another anatomical drawing of optic orb- RE-ANIMATOR
035.Falling person into bed and liquid- PARENTS
036.Split second clip of two people's fused faces ripping apart- FROM BEYOND
037.Fast clip of hallucinatory scene (cartoon skull)- ALTERED STATES
038.Split second clip of two people's fused faces ripping apart- FROM BEYOND
039.Falling person into bed and liquid- PARENTS
040.Boil throbbing on neck- DEMONS
041.Falling person into bed and liquid- PARENTS
042.Man masturbating in cell -FROM BEYOND
043.Falling person into bed and liquid- PARENTS
044.Hand getting stabbed w/ soldering iron- HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER
045.Falling person into bed and liquid- PARENTS
046.Hallucinatory scenes (crucifix & fiery orbs)- ALTERED STATES
047.Falling person into bed and liquid- PARENTS
048.Ogre bloody against wall- STAIRS & FLOWERS outtake
049.Same fallen person in liquid next to bed- PARENTS
050.Person in black w/ black hat being grabbed by people from behind- DEAD AND BURIED
051.Person taking picture with old camera, using flash- DEAD AND BURIED
Same liquid bed dream scene- PARENTS
052.Fuming acid expanding and then reversing- RE-ANIMATOR
053.Peron's hands with claw marks in the palms- PHANTASM 2
054.Fast clip of a volcanic eruption- ALTERED STATES
055.Close Up of a girl's eyes looking about- PARENTS
View from underneath vehicle, dead body laying ahead on road (continues into 56)- BAD TASTE
(super imposed over #55: person falling off a cliff- BAD TASTE.)
056.Shot of elevator descending down- HELLRAISER II: HELLBOUND
(super imposed over #56: person falling off a cliff- BAD TASTE.)
Spinning orange mass- ALTERED STATES
057.Another Shot of elevator descending down from- HELLRAISER II: HELLBOUND
(super imposed over #57: person falling off a cliff- BAD TASTE.)
Spinning orange mass- ALTERED STATES
058.Another Shot of elevator descending down from- HELLRAISER II: HELLBOUND
(super imposed over #58: person falling off a cliff- BAD TASTE.)
Spinning orange mass- ALTERED STATES
059.Another Shot of elevator descending down from- HELLRAISER II: HELLBOUND
(super imposed over #59: person falling off a cliff- BAD TASTE.)
060.TV smashed over a guy's head x2- HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER
061.Mouth opening with metal teeth- LUTHER THE GEEK
062.Spinning white padded walls- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
063.Dirt shoveled into grave (red sky)- PARENTS
064.Knife rising- DEEP RED
065.Spinning white padded walls- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
066.Wine (though looks like blood) poured into the sink (x2)- SUSPIRIA
067.black haired girl's reflection in a knife blade- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
068.Spinning white padded walls- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
069.Meat grinder spinning- PARENTS
070.Knife rising- DEEP RED
071.Spinning white padded walls- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
072.Hands grabbing long knife (played 3 times)- PARENTS
073.black haired girl's reflection in a knife blade- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
074.Spinning white padded walls- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
075.Man's head pushed onto band saw table- INTRUDER
076.Man held on saw table by another -INTRUDER
077.Shot of band saw's blade- INTRUDER
078.Close up of man's face getting cut by band saw- INTRUDER
079.Ogre getting smacked about- STAIRS & FLOWERS outtake
080.Spinning white padded walls- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
081.Man's cut up head on saw table- INTRUDER
082.Man's face getting cut in half by saw- INTRUDER
083.Letterbox, little zombie girl shot in face- THE BEYOND
(Letterbox background: Maggots squirming (blue filter)- FROM BEYOND)
084.black haired girl's reflection in a knife blade- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
085.Spinning white padded walls- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
086.Letterbox scene of girl caught in wire- SUSPIRIA
(Letterbox background: Maggots squirming (blue filter)- FROM BEYOND)
087.Shot of knife rising- DEEP RED
088.Spinning white padded walls- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
089.Ogre chained up and getting smashed in face- STAIRS & FLOWERS outtake
090.Spinning white padded walls- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
091.black haired girl's reflection in a knife blade- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
092.Letterbox scene, bloody girl hung by telephone wire- SUSPIRIA
(Letterbox background: Maggots squirming (blue filter)- FROM BEYOND)
Split second clip of blue maggot letterbox w/ water draining down sink (filtered red)- SUSPIRIA
093.Spinning white padded walls- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
094.Gloved hand reaching for machete- BAD TASTE
095.Gloved hand grabbing machete- BAD TASTE
096.Gloved hand slashing down with machete- BAD TASTE
097.Man getting stabbed in the throat by a large knife- OPERA
098.Ogre chained up and getting slapped- STAIRS & FLOWERS outtake
099.Spinning white padded walls- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
100.Close up of knife blade in mans mouth- OPERA
101.Crazy guy shooting shotgun- DEATH WARMED UP
102.Exploding lamp- DEATH WARMED UP
103.fuckin' spinning white padded walls- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
104.Ogre's beautiful bloody face- STAIRS & FLOWERS outtake
105.Knife rising- DEEP RED
106.Spinning white padded walls- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
107.Silhouette of a man being ripped apart by five zombies- RE-ANIMATOR
108.Dog lying on floor- ?
Super imposed over dog: girl's reflection in a knife blade- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
Spinning white padded walls- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
109.Ogre slumped against wall- STAIRS & FLOWERS outtake
110.Knife rising- DEEP RED
111.Someone burning alive outside- DEAD AND BURIED
112.Man shooting w/ very old camera, 4 flash bulbs- DEAD AND BURIED
113.Burning person, bound w/ nets & rope flailing about- DEAD AND BURIED
114.Man in hat takes picture with old, single flash camera - DEAD AND BURIED
115.Girl holding guts on white sheet- PARENTS
116.Blood poured down silver-covered bible- ALTERED STATES
117.Bloody dagger raised in front of sunset- ALTERED STATES
118.Meat being pounded with meat hammer- PARENTS
119.Rat, held by gloved hands, getting sliced open- HELLRAISER
120.Flash shot of bloody man lying on ground- DEATH WARMED UP
121.Shot of paranoid man's face- DEATH WARMED UP
122.Flash shot of Bloody woman lying on ground- DEATH WARMED UP
123.Flash shot of bloody man lying on ground- DEATH WARMED UP
124.Meat being cut with knife and fork- LUTHER THE GEEK
125.Man getting head pulled- BAD TASTE
126.Man's head getting ripped off with spine- BAD TASTE
127.Bloody floor- BAD TASTE
128.Dying girls hand slowly slide down- TENEBRAE
129.Light bulb breaking via razor blade- TENEBRAE
130.An older man kissing a bound girl (played 4 times)- FROM BEYOND
131.Eye receiving medical examination- THE BEYOND
132.Letterboxed scene of eyeball being "poked"- THE BEYOND
(Letterbox background: Water draining down sink (filtered red/blue)- SUSPIRIA)
133.Letterbox scene of eyeball being "poked out"- THE BEYOND / overlaid with war film
(Letterbox background: Water draining down sink (filtered red/blue)- SUSPIRIA)
134.Hallucinating soldier- COMBAT SHOCK
(Super imposed highway scene- THE BEYOND
135.Old man lying on ground (x2)- BAD TASTE
136.Man's face (red filter)- MANIAC 2
137.Lips talking again- DARIO ARGENTO'S WORLD OF HORROR
139.Man in suit, holding up knife (red filter)- MANIAC 2
140.Man holding knife (red filter)- MANIAC 2
141.Rapid shot of man's upper body, stabbing (red filter)- MANIAC 2
142.Same man stabbing another man (red filter) - MANIAC 2
143.Man stands up, zoom in on face- MANIAC 2
144.Quick zoom in on man with knife in eye (red filter)- MANIAC 2
145.Shot of Charles Manson's face- Simply a stock image of Manson
Behind Manson's face: Jesus on cross on his forehead- ALTERED STATES
146.Man stabbed through eye (red filter)- MANIAC 2
147.Blood wiped over left side of car windscreen with Beatle standup inside- BAD TASTE
148.Blood wiped over right side of car windscreen with Beatle standup inside- BAD TASTE
149.Blood wiped over left side of car windscreen with Beatle standup inside- BAD TASTE
150.--blood wiped over right side of car windscreen with Beatle standup inside- BAD TASTE
151.--blood wiped over left side of car windscreen with Beatle standup inside- BAD TASTE
152.--blood wiped over right side of car windscreen with Beatle standup inside- BAD TASTE
153.Hand cuffs being removed from bloody hands (broken thumbs)- PHENOMENA
154.--blood wiped over right side of car windscreen with Beatle standup inside- BAD TASTE
155.Woman's hacked off arm spewing blood- TENEBRAE
156.Spinning white padded walls- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
157.Woman's hacked off arm spewing blood & painting the walls red- TENEBRAE
158.Spinning white padded walls- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
Exposed heart with color effect added- SUSPIRIA
159.Letterbox scene of exposed heart getting stabbed- SUSPIRIA
(Letterbox background: Maggots squirming (blue filter)- FROM BEYOND)
160.Knife rising- DEEP RED
161.Spinning white padded walls- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
162.Hand cuffs being removed from bloody hands (broken thumbs)- PHENOMENA
163.Jennifer Connelly drowning in a pool of mud and maggots- PHENOMENA
164.Hand cuffs being removed from bloody hands (broken thumbs)- PHENOMENA
165.Spinning white padded walls- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
166.Extreme Close up of rotting flesh in that pool of mud and maggots- PHENOMENA
167.Close up of rotting flesh in that pool of mud and maggots- PHENOMENA
168.Knife rising- DEEP RED
169.Spinning white padded walls- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
170.Girl gagged on operating table- FROM BEYOND
171.Spinning white padded walls- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
172.Close up of wine going down sink drain- SUSPIRIA
173.Knife rising- DEEP RED
174.Spinning white padded walls- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
175.Man getting stomped into ground- DEAD AND BURIED
176.Bandaged quivering hand- DEAD AND BURIED
177.Spinning white padded walls- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
178.Man shoved into his white padded cell- DEATH WARMED UP
179.Knife rising- DEEP RED
180.Spinning white padded walls- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
181.Hallucinatory scene (fiery ball/crucifixes)- ALTERED STATES
182.Shotgun being pumped- DEATH WARMED UP
183.Letterbox, woman's face smashed through glass- SUSPIRIA
(Letterbox background: Maggots squirming (blue filter)- FROM BEYOND)
184.Letterbox, shotgun being fired- DEATH WARMED UP
(Letterbox background: Maggots squirming (blue filter)- FROM BEYOND)
185.Letterbox, woman's face being smashed through glass- SUSPIRIA
(Letterbox background: Maggots squirming (blue filter)- FROM BEYOND)
186.Hallucinatory scene (rows of crucifixes)- ALTERED STATES
187.Hallucinatory scene (fiery ball)- ALTERED STATES
188.Hallucinatory scene (rows of crucifixes)- ALTERED STATES
189.Spinning white padded walls- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
190.Close up of eye behind needles- OPERA
191.Knife rising- DEEP RED
192.Spinning white padded walls- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
193.Very large shovel coming down- DEAD AND BUIRED
194.Very large shovel hitting man- DEAD AND BURIED
195A.Letterbox shot of neck being slit open- SUSPIRIA
(Letterbox background: Maggots squirming (blue filter)- FROM BEYOND)
195B.Extremely fast clip of a sheet w/ Jesus face on it- ALTERED STATES
195A.Letterbox shot of neck being slit open- SUSPIRIA
(Letterbox background: Maggots squirming (blue filter)- FROM BEYOND)
196.Letterbox, zoom into an open eye- SUSPIRIA
(Letterbox background: Maggots squirming (blue filter)- FROM BEYOND)
197.Spinning white padded walls- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
198.Insane man screaming through a grate- HELLRAISER II: HELLBOUND
199.Knife rising- DEEP RED
200.Spinning white padded walls- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
Mutilated patient in psycho ward- HELLRAISER II: HELLBOUND
201.Zoom in on a man sitting in the corner of a padded cell- DEATH WARMED UP
202.Knife rising- DEEP RED
203.Spinning white padded walls- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
204.Hand grabbing comb off of carpet (x2)- HENRY
205.Comb stabbing into man's eye -HENRY
206.Hand grabbing bottle from carpet (x2)- HENRY
207.Bottle smashed over man's face- HENRY
208.Close up of wine going down drain- SUSPIRIA
209.Knife rising- DEEP RED
210.Spinning white padded walls- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
211.Man filing metal teeth- LUTHER THE GEEK
212.black haired girl's reflection in a knife blade- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVE
213.Very fast scene of woman in red heels stepping on man's face- TENEBRAE
214.Spinning white padded walls- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
215.Meat pushed into meat grinder- PARENTS
216.Knife rising- DEEP RED
217.Spinning white padded walls- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
218.Meat spinning- PARENTS
219.black haired girl's reflection in a knife blade- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
220.Wine poured into the sink- SUSPIRIA
221.Spinning white padded walls- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
222.Man mauling woman's head, holding her by her hair- DEMONS
223.Knife through black slit- PARENTS
224.Eyes looking through white slit- PARENTS
225.Knife rising- DEEP RED
226.Spinning white padded walls- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
227.Close up of a woman crying- HELLRAISER II: HELLBOUND
228.Woman's head strapped with electrodes -FROM BEYOND
229.Spinning white padded walls- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
230.Ogre flailing about (as usual)- STAIRS & FLOWERS outtake
231.Knife rising- DEEP RED
232.Spinning white padded walls- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
233.Man in a straight jacket screaming (solarised)- DEATH WARMED UP
234.black haired girl's reflection in a knife blade- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
235.Mutant zit explodes on the neck ("skin popper")- DEMONS
236.Spinning white padded walls- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
237.Zombie with fucked up teeth grabbing woman's leg- RE-ANIMATOR
238.Knife rising -DEEP RED
239.Spinning white padded walls- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
240.Ogre with hands tied, slumped against wall- STAIRS & FLOWERS outtake
241.Aliens head getting cut in half via chainsaw- BAD TASTE
242.Ogre with hands tied, slumped against wall- STAIRS & FLOWERS outtake
243.Spinning white padded walls- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
Mutilated patient in psycho ward- HELLRAISER II: HELLBOUND
244.Man screaming in that padded cell- DEATH WARMED UP
245.Knife rising- DEEP RED
246.Spinning white padded walls- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
247.Man mauling woman's head, holding her by her hair- DEMONS
248.Spinning white padded walls- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
249.Razor slashing maggot infested chest- HELLRAISER II: HELLBOUND
250.Knife rising- DEEP RED
251.Spinning white padded walls- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
252.Guts plopping to the ground at the feet- BAD TASTE
Mutilated patient in psycho ward- HELLRAISER II: HELLBOUND
253.Man freaking out in padded cell- DEATH WARMED UP
254.Heart rate monitor- FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
255.Gagged woman screaming with electrodes on head (color effect added)- FROM BEYOND
256.Ogre w/ bleeding head, slumped against wall- STAIRS & FLOWERS outtake
257.Zoom out of an crying eye- HELLRAISER II: HELLBOUND
258.Guts getting hosed down drain- DUNE (many people can now sleep at night.)
259.Different heart rate monitor, Flatlined- RE-ANIMATOR
(Overlayed with hallway dream sequence- PHENOMENA)
260.Hallucinatory scene (with crucifixes)- ALTERED STATES
(Overlayed with hallway dream sequence- PHENOMENA)
261.Ogre w/ bleeding head, slumped against wall- STAIRS & FLOWERS outtake
262.Man pulling level (B&W)- ERASERHEAD


The Films

Just the Movies:

01.ALTERED STATES
02.BAD TASTE
03.BEYOND, THE
04.COMBAT SHOCK
05.DEAD AND BURIED
06.DEATH WARMED UP
07.DEEP RED
08.DEMONS
09.DUNE
10.ERASERHEAD
11.FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET
12.FROM BEYOND
13.HELLRAISER
14.HELLRAISER II: HELLBOUND
15.HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER
16.INTRUDER
17.LUTHER THE GEEK
18.MANIAC 2**
19.MANIAC COP
20.OPERA
21.PARENTS
22.PHENOMENA
23.RE-ANIMATOR
24.SUSPIRIA
25.TENEBRAE
26.VIDEODROME
27.PHANTASM 2
28. DARIO ARGENTO'S WORLD OF HORROR
28.Stairs and Flowers (music video) by Skinny Puppy

**Maniac 2 Trailer, no film was ever made.

Another interesting point is that the sound during the "Restricted/X" intro
before the video is a sample from the movie Videodrome's title shot.


Version Differences

There exist at least three different versions of the Worlock video, each which bare a different M.P.A.A. rating. The X rated version is the most common, so that is what the transcription above refers to directly. The A rated version is apparently identical to the X rated version in terms of the actual videos content, however, the title graphic and credits sequences which frame them differ. The R rated version has some of the clips used in the video replaced (often with scenes from Altered States) and has different title graphic and credit sequences as well. Here's some more specifics:

The X Rated version begins with the red image of a cat which says "restricted". The screen then flickers and a big "X" appears, superimposed over the cat (accompanied by an audio sample of the film Videodrome's title shot). After the video a list of acknowledgements appears, largely crediting those responsible for the films which were used in the video. The following appears (as transcribed by Andrew Gowans):

INSPIRATION,
CONTRIBUTION & CLIPS
USED BY KIND
PERMISSION FROM THE
FOLLOWING PEOPLE &
ORGANISATIONS:

DARIO ARGENTO
BOB BALABAN
CHAS. BALUN
CLIVE BARKER
DAVID BLYTHE
FINALE POST
LUCIO FULCI
STUART GORDON
BUDDY G.
K.N.B. F.X. GROUP
PETER JACKSON
WILLIAM LUSTIG
DAVID LYNCH
MAGNUM ENT.
J. McNAUGHTON
M.P.I. HOME VIDEO
TONY RANDEL
RCA/COLUMBIA
KEN RUSSELL
DERMOT SHANE
GARY SHERMAN
JOE SPINNEL (R.I.P.)
SCOTT SPIEGEL
VESTRON INT.
VIDMARK ENT.
WESTPOST

The A Rated version features a text sequence before and after the video. This is transcribed below by Bill Piper. The A Rated version also features the same style introduction for the rating as the X (with the "restricted" cat) except that in this case it is an "A" which is superimposed.

A Rated Intro and outro text
(transcribed by Bill Piper)

Before the Video
--First Scene:

Dedicated to the Horror
F... You...
Motion Picture Association
of America

--Second Scene:

M.P.A.A. = Censorship
Censorship = Artistic Death

After the Video
--First Scene:

Censorship of Simulated
Graphic Violence initiates conceptual
suffocation and eventual
creative stagnation

--Second Scene:

This allows a small group
the power to define
and determine
the line dividing
art and pornography.

--Third and final scene:

The First Amendment protects
our freedom of choice...

The R Rated version features a completely different sequence before and after the video. It does not have the "restricted cat" rating. Instead the old "official-style" M.P.A.A. rating screen appears, with the screen all in red except for a black bar about a third from the bottom with the big ensquared "R" logo in it. Eventually the words "Skinny Puppy" fade in (in the same font as the title to Rabies). The whole screen ends up being layed out similar to the cover for the Worlock single. This screen then fades followed by black letters appearing on a red background which read:

DEDICATED
TO THE HORROR
FU M.P.A.A.

This is followed by the video itself. The video differs slightly from the others in that a few different shots are used. After the video, a list of names simply called "Acknowledgements" is shown. The list is shown in a series of static screens (whereas that of the X Rated version was shown as a continuous scroll). The credits differ slightly as well, with some people and companies being named in one and not the other. Here is the R rated version's list (as transcribed by Andrew Gowans):

Dario Argento
Bob Balaban
Chas. Balun
Clive Barker
Lucio Fulci
Steven R. Gilmore
Stuart Gordon
Peter Jackson
David Lynch
John McNaughton
Tony Randel
Ken Russel
Dermot Shane
Gary Sherman
Joe Spinnel (R.I.P.)
Stan Winston



Why the different versions?

The different versions were made when it seemed that the rights to certain clips could not be obtained.


This page last updated on Wednesday, July 11, 2007
by Corey Goldberg