I didn't know anything about a bad DVD release. I have it on blu ray, I've never seen the DVD. I know that was a movie that had an "Offical PG Version" for home video and television. I wonder if that version has any alternate material. Remember that was before PG-13 so it would probably be PG-13 now, but I know they did that with The Road Warrior and that the TV edit had a bunch of alternate shots so that they could obscure some of the violence without doing the normal tv butchery.