Originally Posted by Zenjabil
Has it been confirmed that the US release (OIV Part I & II) is indeed the full length uncut version?
Other than the rumoured 6 secs of cuts for animal cruelty, are the US OIV and UK SE versions indeed the same in duration
Does durations for the US OIV match the HK and Taiwan releases?
Part I of the US version has a running time of 2:25:24. The HK DVD (NTSC) of Part I has a running time of 2:25:23. So I think it's pretty safe to say, there is nothing missing on the US release of Part I.
Part II of the US version has a running time of 2:21:30. The HK DVD (NTSC) of Part II has running time of 2:21:23. So here the US is 7 seconds longer, but this should be due to 2 additional US specific studio clips at the beginning of the movie on the US release (Part I doesn't have these clips at the beginning).
So I'm sure, the US is completely uncut.
The UK cuts aren't a rumor, they've been confirmed at least for the UK DVD release: http://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=5262792
I didn't check for the horse falls on the US yet, but there is no reason why the US should contain these cuts, as these are UK specific cuts, due to the 'Cinematograph Films (Animals) Act'.