According to Director Christopher Sun, the Hong Kong censorship board demanded cuts to the following scenes. The scene where Prince of Ning kills his concubine was longer. The censorship board thought it was too long. In the orgy scene, Wei Yangsheng, gets tired, and squeezes a woman's breast for some milk. The shots of breast milk on his body were removed.
In 2011, the British censors removed 2m 48s from two scenes in the theatrical release. Scene one was of a man raping a woman, who eventually comes to enjoy the sex. It was cut to make the sex consensual. Scene two was of a man beating and whipping a woman during consensual sex. He eventually suffocates her to death. The whole sequence was removed from the film.