Alternate Versions (2)

  • UK VHS versions of this film were cut by 5 seconds to remove all shots of shuriken (ninja throwing stars), as these were on the no-no weapons list of the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) at the time. When resubmitted to the BBFC in 2004 under revised guidelines in which shuriken were no longer a problem, the film was passed uncut for the UK DVD release.
  • There are at least two different dubs that have been released in the US, and the two version sometimes conflict dramatically in character motivations and plot details.