Although generally considered to be merely an "Alternate Art" form of the standard "Dark Magician", the red "Dark Magician" is unusual as it is one of only two cards that not only have different artwork, but also different 8-digit passcodes, from their "standard" art versions. The other card that shares this property is "Polymerization"
The Korean version of this card does not share the unique 8-digit passcode of the Japanese and TCG versions.
The different 8-digit passcode could also be the reason for a glitch in Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dawn of Destiny where you can have three copies the standard "Dark Magician" and three copies of this version in the same deck.