In 2008, a workprint had leaked out online. This workprint only runs for about 36 minutes and contains only the first 21 minutes and the last 13 minutes of the movie. The workprint is severely degraded, with the audio being very grainy and the picture quality being very low. There is also a time code and reel changes throughout. The music is alternate as well and some special effects are incomplete. The audio also cuts out at random times as well as the picture due to damage of the VHS tape.
The workprint contains an additional shot of Ash thinking about another alternative to leave the forest, but realizes that it’s not possible.
The workprint contains two additional shots of Ash watching as the piano play by itself.
The workprint contains two additional shots, one of Ash fumbling about as he is trapped in the Kandarian Demon’s grasp, and one of one of the Kandarian demon heads stating praising their victory.
The workprint removes a shot of a tree and Ash’s oldmobile going into the vortex.
The workprint contains an additional shot of Ash traveling through the whirling vortex.