Four Flies on Grey Velvet
4 mosche di velluto grigio
US VHS (Silver Star)
UK VHS (Virtual Assassin)
Silver Star version: 1:32:35 (without credits)
UK version: 1:34:27 (without credits)
Due to a long-drawn-out litigation between Argento and the Paramount Studios (who own the American publication rights), the movie "4 mosche di velluto grigio" has not been released in too many countries. Only Greek, France, and Belgium offered official VHS-tapes; all the other VHS and DVD releases are bootlegs. It was not until the year 2009, that the movie finally was officially released on DVD in the United States. Besides this problem, the releases also had other flaws regarding quality and censorship.
Newspaper articles in different languages and short film tears were not regarded for this report.
A guy (who can be seen on the right sight of the image below) tells something about an execution.
Everybody listens closely, especially Roberto.
Roberto visits a friend. He asks a man wearing glasses after him. He's told that he is down at the river. The guy holds his hat towards Roberto who throws some money in it.
At the river he finds his friend who is currently fishing.
The sex scene in the bathtub is a little more detailed.
13 sec difference
Roberto dreams about the execution. His girlfriend lays down next to him and wakes him up.
Film tear during the phone call.
Roberto's dream-sequence was cut out.
A man is decapitated.
The head is rolling away.