It has been suggested that MGM started with the cut US M rated version and spliced a few of the missing bits back in.However the editors creating the tape may have been working with a shortened version as a guide for what was missing. From IMDb : BBFC category cuts for an 'A' rated 1967 cinema release.The "crusader", however, turns out to be not quite what he says he is. German theatrical version extended to feature length (approximately 75 Minutes) with additional scenes directed by Gunter Hendel, adding an entirely new subplot.Summary Review: Impeccable direction A triangle of friendship, love, sex, and, perhaps, murder.
While gorehounds may be a tad disappointed by the lack of extreme violence in this picture, there are abundant joys to be found.The cast in this mess look like teen Baywatch rejects. Monco is a bounty killer chasing El Indio and his gang. Douglas Mortimer, another bounty killer, and they decide to make a partnership, chase the bad guys together and split the reward.The music in the original by Carpenter himself brought suspense, tension and a murky sense of foreboding. During their enterprise, there will be lots of bullets and funny situations.It is filmed from the point of view of a serial rapist as he cruises round town looking for victims. The first person narrative adds to the scariness and makes it more effective than most in the genre.So, the fights here are not dozens of minutes but a few hard hits. Plus the letter characters for the cast are really stylish (note that in the making of a film even the fonts have to be chosen).A stranger accosts Minou one night on the beach while her husband Peter is away.He tells her that Peter has murdered a business associate and blackmails her into sleeping with him.A team of undercover narcotics agents is conducting an investigation when things mysteriously begin to go haywire.One by one, the squad is eliminated by an assassin.The November 1982 Monte video release is missing the epilogue about FBI agent quitting his job but all the violence was intact It was added to the DPP list of video nasties in November 1983 and stayed on the list throughout the panic, so becoming one of the collectable DPP39s John Henry returns to his hometown in hopes of repairing his relationship with his estranged father, but a local gang is terrorizing the town.John Henry is the only one who can stop them, however he has abandoned both his gun and reputation as a fearless quick-draw killer. Cates and Hammond who have the Black-white, cop-crook thing to work out make surprisingly good partners as they navigate through the city looking for their suspect.