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Aarambam Arrambam is a 2013 India action drama by Vishnuvardhan.
With Ajith Kumar, Aarya and Nayanthara. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for a 12A rated cinema release

BBFC cut
category cuts
5:00s
12A
 
150:01s
 
UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence and threat after 5:00s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2013 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Prior to formal submission, the company made a number of reductions to violent elements throughout, in an attempt to achieve a 12A classification (the uncut version of the film had previously been classified 15). However, additional cuts were required to further reduce several violent scenes, in order to secure the requested 12A classification. A 15 classification without cuts was available.
uncut
uncut
15 155:53s

 

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence and threat for:
  • 2013 cinema release but this version was not release in favour of a cut 12A version
ABCD: American Born Confused Desi ABCD - American Born Confused Desi is a 2013 India comedy by Martin Prakkat.
With Aparna Gopinath, Lalu Alex and Tovino Thomas. BBFC link IMDb

Cut for a 12A cinema release

BBFC cut
category cuts
18s
12A 166:34s
 
UK: Passed 12A for infrequent strong language and moderate violence after 18s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2013 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

Distributor chose to reduce uses of strong language in order to achieve a 12A.
BBFC uncut 15 166:52s UK: A few days earlier this was passed 15 uncut for strong language for:
  • 2013 cinema release not released as the distributors opted for a cut 12A release

Battle at Bloody Beach

  • Battle on the Beach

Battle Bloody Beach DVD US

Battle at Bloody Beach is a 1961 USA war drama by Herbert Coleman.
With Audie Murphy, Gary Crosby and Dolores Michaels. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1961 cinema release. Cut again for 2013 DVD for animal cruelty. Uncut in the US

Summary Notes

This is only the second Audie Murphy movie set in WWII after his autobiographical "To Hell and Back." Here Murphy steps out of his usual kid-Western role to play a civilian working for the Navy helping supply guerilla insurgents in the Philippines. His sole motive is not politics nor bravery, but to find his bride from whom he was separated during the Japanese invasion two years before.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~79:00s
=~75:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
5s
PG cert 75:53s UK: Passed PG for mild violence after 5s of compulsory BBFC cuts for:
  • 2013 Pegasus R2 DVD titled Battle at Bloody Beach
The BBFC commented:
  • Cut required to remove animal cruelty, in this case sight of two cocks being goaded to fury in the context of a cock fight
BBFC cut
category
cuts
old cert U   UK: Passed U after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1961 cinema release titled Battle on the Beach
The Best of Rocko's Modern Life: Volume Two

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The Best of Rocko's Modern Life - Volume Two is a 1993-1996 USA children's cartoon by Stephen Hillenberg, Joe Murray, Roger Chiasson...
With Carlos Alazraqui, Tom Kenny, Charles Adler. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for DVD

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
16s
PG 64:43s
 
UK: Passed PG for moderate cartoon violence after 16s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • UK 2013 Content Partners video

The BBFC commented:

Cut required to remove sight of a potentially imitable technique in a work aimed at children (in this case sight of a pet dog being placed inside a tumbler dryer and spinning around, without any indication of potentially harmful consequences).

The Borgias

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The Borgias is a 2011-2013 Hungary/Ireland/Canada TV crime drama
With Jeremy Irons, François Arnaud and Holliday Grainger. IMDb

Summary Notes

Following the Borgia family as they rise to power in the Roman Catholic church. Rodrigo Borgia uses bribery, with the help of his son, to secure his position as Pope Alexander VI. But he has gained enemies in the College of Cardinals, who begin to plot against him. He must find alliances.

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
9s
15 49:08s
 
The Borgias  [Season 3, Episode 1, The Face of Death] is a 2013 TV crime drama by Kari Skogland.
With Jeremy Irons, François Arnaud and Holliday Grainger. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 15 for strong violence after 9s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:

The BBFC commented:

  • Company was required to remove sight of cockfighting.
Boss Boss is a 2013 India action drama by Anthony D'Souza.
With Akshay Kumar, Shiv Pandit and Mithun Chakraborty. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for a 12A rated cinema release

BBFC cut
category cuts
1:24s
12A 142:57s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence after 1:24s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2013 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

The company chose to make cuts to violence in order to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.

The Bounty Killer

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The Bounty Killer is a 1965 USA western by Spencer Gordon Bennet.
With Dan Duryea, Rod Cameron and Audrey Dalton. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC in 2013 for a horse fall

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
7s
PG 91:46s UK: Passed PG for moderate violence after 7s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:

The BBFC commented:

  • A compulsory cut was required to a scene of animal cruelty (in this case, sight of a horse being made to fall in a dangerous manner).
Celebrity Juice: Obscene and Unseen

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Celebrity Juice DVD - Obscene and Unseen [Tape 1, Part 1, Obscene & Unseen and the Best Bits] is a video by Toby Baker.
With Leigh Francis, Fearne Cotton and Holly Willoughby. BBFC link

Cut by the BBFC for a 15 rating

BBFC cut
category cuts
1s
15 96:52s UK: Passed 15 after 1s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2013 2 entertain Video. video

The BBFC commented:

Cuts for the requested category required to remove directed male to female uses of very strong language ('cunt'). An 18 uncut was available.

Cocaine Cowboys II

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Cocaine Cowboys II - Hustlin' With the Godmother  is a 2008 USA crime documentary by Billy Corben.
With Nelson Andreu, Jorge Ayala, Griselda Blanco. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 2013 DVD on grounds of instructional drug use

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
48s
18 98:42s UK: Passed 18 for real gory crime scene images, drug use and strong sex after 48s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:

The BBFC Cuts were:

  • A compulsory cut was required to remove a segment presenting a step-by-step guide to the preparation of crack cocaine.
David
  • Vikram
David is a 2013 India crime drama romance by Bejoy Nambiar.
With 'Chiyaan' Vikram, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Jiiva. BBFC link IMDb

BBFC category cuts for a 12A rated cinema release in 2013

BBFC cut
category
cuts
12A cert 129:59s UK: The Tamil Version was passed 12A for moderate violence and threat after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2013 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

Distributor chose to make cuts to remove:

  • a scene of violence (a man being set alight after being doused with alcohol) and
  • a scene of bloody self-harming (a man cutting his arm with a knife)

in order to obtain a 12A rating. An uncut 15 classification was available.

See article from in.omg.yahoo.com :

Director Bejoy Nambiar has decided to remove Lucky Ali's song Ya Hussain from his new film David after some groups objected to it.

A section of the Muslim community had urged Nambiar to remove the song as they felt it does not befit their definition of propriety. The song accompanied a sequence in the film, which showed a Moharram procession. Nambiar explained:

They (Muslim groups) objected to the song. But they were kind enough to accept my invitation to discuss the matter. After a lengthy discussion, it was decided that it would be better if I didn't hurt anyone's sentiments. So I've decided to remove the song.

  India flag   India : There is also a Hindi Version featuring 3 Davids as opposed to 2 Davids in the Tamil Version
banned
banned
Pakistan flag   Pakistan: Banned due to its controversial nature and references to islam.
Ghanchakkar Ghanchakkar is a 2013 India crime comedy thriller by Raj Kumar Gupta.
Starring Vidya Balan, Emraan Hashmi and Parvin Dabas. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

A safe cracker claims he has lost his memory when two criminals come calling for their cut of the bank heist loot.

BBFC cut
BBFC advised
category
cuts
12A cert 134:50s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence and sex references with BBFC advised pre-cuts for:
  • 2013 cinema release

The BBFC commented in the 2013 Annual Report:

Ghanchakkar, a Hindi heist thriller, contained some moments of strong violence, including a gunshot to the head and a stabbing in the throat. The company chose to re-edit the film in order to secure a 12A classification.

A Good Day To Die Hard

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Good Day Hard Blu ray

A Good Day To Die Hard is a 2013 USA action thriller by John Moore.
With Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

The R rated Theatrical Version was cut by the BBFC for a 12A but restored to an uncut 15 for home video. There is also an Extended Version with a longer car chase.

uncut
Extended Cut
15 96:59s UK: The Extended Cut was passed 15 uncut for strong language and violence for:
  • 2013 20th Century Fox Legacy Collection [Theatrical + Extended] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2013 [Theatrical + Extended] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon

US: The Extended Cut will be released for:

  • 2013 20th Century Fox [Theatrical + Extended] (RA) Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon

Talk of a Director's Cut. See article from empireonline.com :

We find John Moore deep in the bowels of the John Ford dubbing theatre on the Fox lot in LA where, surrounded by his trusted editing team, he's going over two separate versions of the movie. One version of the movie is Moore's Director's Cut, which will be substantially longer than the 97 minute-long theatrical version, with the Moscow-levelling car chase around 30% longer.

The second is the 12A version that Fox have requested specifically to play in the UK (the version that will play in the US is filled with swearing and splashes of claret, and is R-rated). On screen, we watch as someone has a gun put to his head, and his brains promptly blown out. That won't be in the UK, says Moore, half-laughing, half-sighing.

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com . The Extended version is 3:32s longer than the US Theatrical Version. The changes are:

  •  Scenes featuring Mary Elizabeth Winstead as John's daughter Lucy have been deleted.
  • The car chase has been extended
  • There are multiple uncontroversial short scenes re-edited to be a little more relaxed with regards to the film spacing
uncut
US Theatrical Version
15 cert

MPAA R
MPAA

93:37s UK:  The US Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language and violence for:

US: The US Theatrical Version is uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

  • 2013 20th Century Fox [Theatrical Version] R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon
BBFC cut
BBFC advised category cuts

20th Century Fox
category cuts requested

12A 97:33s
=93:39s
UK:  The US Theatrical Version was passed 12A for strong language and violence after advised category cuts were implemented for:
  • 2013 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

During post-production, the distributor sought and was given advice on how to secure the desired classification. Following this advice, certain changes were made prior to submission

This work was originally seen for advice in an unfinished form. The company was advised that the film was likely to receive a 15 certificate but that their preferred 12A classification could be achieved by making a number of cuts to both language and visuals. When the finished version of the film was submitted for formal classification, edits had been made:

  • to reduce the number of uses of strong language (both fuck and motherfucker) and
  • to reduce sequences of bloody violence, including blood sprays when characters are shot in the head, and punches to restrained individuals.

The formal submission was consequently rated '12A'.

Heaven's Gate

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  • Michael Cimino's Heaven's Gate
Heaven's Gate is a 1980 US Western by Michael Cimino.
With Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken and John Hurt. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Exists in a shortened Theatrical Version and a Director's Cut. Both versions were cut by the BBFC for animal cruelty

uncut
Director's Cut
MPAA
Unrated
~216:00s
=~207:00
 

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US: The Director's Cut/Original Cut/Extended Edition is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
59s -
1:14s
15 cert

18

207:14s UK: The Director's Cut/Original Cut/Extended Edition was passed 15 after 59s of BBFC cuts for:

UK: The Original Cut/Extended Edition was passed 18 after 1:14s of BBFC cuts for:

  • 1986 Warner VHS

The BBFC cuts were for animal cruelty and have been applied to all UK releases albeit implemented differently:

  • A cockfighting scene was cut
  • Several cruel horse falls were removed
BBFC cut
1:14s

cut
shortened

X cert 148:11s
=142:15s
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1981 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were for animal cruelty and have been applied to all UK releases albeit implemented differently:

  • A cockfighting scene was cut
  • Several cruel horse falls were removed

The Theatrical Version was shortened after a disastrous reception at the US premiere.

Honey Bee: Its Tripping... Honey Bee - Its Tripping... is a 2013 India comedy by Jean Paul Lal.
With Asif Ali, Bhavana and Archana Kavi. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

The movie revolves around two friends (Sebastian and Angel) who suddenly discover their love for each other. They elope on the eve of the girl's marriage much to the chagrin of her brothers. The film essays their and the lovers' struggle for survival.

BBFC cut
category cuts
1:17s
12A 136:12s UK: Passed 12A for infrequent strong language, moderate violence and smoking scenes after 1:17s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2013 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

  • The distributor chose to remove scenes of soft drug use and strong violence (in this case, a bloody stabbing) in order to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available.

The BBFC further explained in the 2013 Annual Report:

In Honey Bee: It's Trippin, the distributor opted to excise scenes of joint smoking and bong use, presented in an appealing fashion, to secure a 12A classification.

Justin Bieber's Believe

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Justin Biebers Believe Jon Chu

Justin Bieber's Believe is a 2013 USA documentary by Jon M Chu.
With Justin Bieber, Scooter Braun and Ryan Good. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

BBFC category cuts for a PG rated cinema release

Summary Notes

A backstage and on-stage look at Justin Bieber during his rise to super stardom.

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA PG
MPAA
~93:00s US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
BBFC cut
category cuts
PG 91:56s UK: Passed PG for mild bad language after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2013 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to completely obscure two uses of strong language to achieve a PG classification. An uncut 12A was available.

The BBFC added in the 2013 Annual Report:

Some efforts had been made to obscure strong language that occurs during a scene in which Bieber is besieged by reporters and angry words are exchanged. Nonetheless, although the stronger language was already partially obscured, it was still possible to make out the nature of the language being used, both because the bleeping of the words was inadequate and because the words could still be identified by the speaker's lip movements.

The distributor chose to increase the masking of the strong language by adding additional bleeping and blurring of mouth movements, in order to secure a PG classification.

Lad: A Yorkshire Story

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Lad: A Yorkshire Story is a 2013 UK drama by Dan Hartley.
Starring Nancy Clarkson, Oliver Exley and Alex Froom. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

BBFC category cuts for cinema release. Not yet released on home video.

Summary Notes

The Yorkshire Dales provides the backdrop for the story of a young lad and his elder brother as they spend a weekend roaming the countryside.

BBFC cut
category
cuts
6s
12A cert 96:34s UK: Passed 12A for infrequent strong language and moderate sex references after 6s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2013 cinema release
The BBFC commented:

Company chose to remove brief images of sexualised nudity in a softcore pornographic magazine in order to achieve a 12A classification. A 15 classification without cuts was available.

The BBFC added in the 2013 Annual Report:

The film Lad: A Yorkshire Story, included a scene in which some teenage boys look at a pornographic magazine, with brief sight of fully naked women posing in a sexual fashion. Although briefly shown, these images go beyond the Guidelines at 12A and the distributor chose to remove them in order to secure a 12A classification.

Ladies & Gentleman

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Ladies & Gentleman is a 2013 India comedy by Siddique.
With Mohanlal, Meera Jasmine, Manoj K. Jayan. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Passed 15 uncut but the distributors preferred a cut 12A cinema release

BBFC cut
category cuts
40s
12A 155:33s
 
UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence and suicide references after 40s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2013 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

  • Company chose to remove focus on a woman hanging in order to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available.
uncut
uncut
15 156:13s

 

UK: Passed 15 uncut for a scene of hanging for:
  • 2013 cinema release (unreleased)

The distributors preferred a 12A rating so a day later submitted a cut version which was duly rated 12A.

Little Deaths

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Little Deaths House Mutant Bitch

Little Deaths is a 2011 UK horror by Sean Hogan, Andrew Parkinson...
With Luke de Lacey, Holly Lucas and Siubhan Harrison. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC. Uncut in the Netherlands and the US

Promotional Material

Well-to-do home owners Richard and Victoria pose as religious do-gooders and lure homeless girls to their luxurious home. Apartment dwellers Claire and Pete invigorate their love life with a role-playing game with increasingly hazy boundaries. Jen and Frank, once prostitute and pimp, are now trying to make a go of things as an exclusive couple. Jen's even in therapy with a psychiatrist, who is secretly working with her husband Frank.

Each couple is in for a surprise. Richard and Victoria will have the tables turned on them by one of their lady victims; Claire will finally push Pete too far in their sexual game; and Jen and Frank can't begin to imagine what their conspiring psychiatrist is up to. Little Deaths are little games that sometimes lead to the big one.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~90:00s Netherlands: Uncut and 15 rated for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
41s
18 90:02s UK: Passed 18 for strong sex and horror and sexual violence after 41s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 2013 Monster Pictures R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 12th August 2013

The BBFC commented:

  • Cuts required to remove a focus on sadistic humiliation during a scene of sexual violence.
The Long Riders

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The Long Riders is a 1980 USA western by Walter Hill.
With David Carradine, Keith Carradine, Stacy Keach. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for horse trips. Uncut in the US.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
R rated
~100:00s
=~96:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
4s
18 95:15s UK: Passed 15 for strong bloody violence after 0:4s of compulsory BBFC cuts for:

The BBFC commented:

  • The Board removed sight of horses being deliberately tripped and forced into somersault.

The BBFC entry for the 1986 Warner VHS reads 1:35s of cuts but this seems to erroneous and does not stack up with the running time.

Thanks to Mark. BBC 1 recently showed its usual full uncut version. The 95 seconds of cuts on the BBFC database are nonsense. The only cuts made to the video/DVD are 4 seconds. This footage is of the forward somersault of a horse shot from under Robert Carradine.

Main Hoon Shahid Afridi Main Hoon Shahid Afridi is a 2013 Pakistan action sport drama by Syed Ali Raza Usama.
With Hamza Abbasi, Mohammad Ahmad and Ainan Arif. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Young boy's dream to become Shahid Afridi.

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
12A 155:46s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence after BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 2013 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Cuts were required to remove detail of animal cruelty (in this instance shots of two quails fighting).
Nagaraja Chozhan M.A, M.L.A. Nagaraja Chozhan M.A, M.L.A. is an Indian film by Manivannan.
With Sathyaraj as Amavasai, Manivannan as Manimaran and Seeman. BBFC link

An uncut 15 rating was dropped in favour of a cut 12A rating for its UK cinema release

BBFC cut
category cuts
14s
12A
 
144:19s
 
UK: Passed 12A for moderate bloody violence after 14s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2013 cinema release

The distributors

uncut
uncut
15 144:33s

 

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence for
  • 2013 cinema release

The distributors abandoned an uncut 15 rating, preferring a cut 12A rated release.

Pandiya Naadu Pandiya Naadu is a 2013 action drama by Susindran.
With Vishal, Vikranth and Lakshmi Menon. BBFC link

Cut for category for UK cinema release

BBFC cut
category cuts
2:15s
12A
 
142:16s
 
UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence and injury detail after 2:15s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2013 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to reduce or remove moments of strong violence (including sight of blood during gun battles and sight of characters being attacked with machetes) in order to obtain a 12A classification. Cuts made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An uncut 15 classification was available to the distributor.
BBFC uncut 15 144:31s

 

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence for:
  • 2013 cinema release but not released, distributors preferred a cut 12A version
Pattathu Yaanai Pattathu Yaanai is a 2013 India action comedy drama by Boopathy Pandian. BBFC link

Initially passed 15 uncut for cinema but cut for a 12A a couple of days later

BBFC cut
category cuts
22s
12A cert 157:05s UK: Passed 12A for moderate action violence after 22s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2013 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

  • Distributor chose to cut three scenes of bloody violence (two blood spurts resulting from machete attacks and the gory aftermath of a throat cutting) in order to achieve a 12A classification. A 15 uncut was available to the distributor.

uncut
uncut
15 cert 157:27s UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
  • 2013 cinema release [not released, distributors preferred a cut 12A]
Project Wild Thing

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  Project Wild Thing David Bond

Project Wild Thing is a 2013 UK family documentary adventure by David Bond.
With Michael Depledge, Susan Greenfield and Jay Griffiths. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

BBFC category cuts for a PG rated cinema release.

Summary Notes

David Bond is concerned. His kids' waking hours are dominated by a cacophony of marketing, and a screen dependence threatening to turn them into glassy-eyed zombies. Like city kids everywhere, they spend way too much time indoors - not like it was back in his day. He decides it's time to get back to nature - literally. In an attempt to compete with the brands, which take up a third of his daughter's life, Bond appoints himself Marketing Director for Nature. Like any self-respecting salesman, he sets about developing a campaign and a logo. With the help of a number of bemused professionals, he is soon selling Nature to British families. His humorous journey unearths some painful truths about modern family life. His product is free, plentiful and has proven benefits - but is Nature past its sell-by date?

uncut
uncut
MPAA
R Rated
~87:00s
=~83:00s
US: Hopefully uncut (but not confirmed) and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
category cuts
PG 82:58s UK: Passed PG for mild language and sex references after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2013 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

The distributor chose to fully obscure one use of strong language in order to achieve a PG classification.. A 12A classification without cuts was available.

The BBFC added in its 2013 Annual Report

Strong language was also an issue with the documentary Project Wild Thing, which deals with the subject of children losing their connection with nature in modern society. In the film, the director attempts to promote the benefits of the natural world to children and their parents.

During one scene he becomes frustrated as he rehearses a speech and uses strong language, which again had been bleeped by the film makers, but insufficiently well. The company chose to obscure the word more completely, resulting in a PG classification for mild bad language and infrequent mild sex references.

Ramaiya Vastavaiya Ramaiya Vastavaiya is a 2013 India family comedy romance by Prabhu Deva.
With Girish Taurani, Shruti K Haasan and Randhir Kapoor. IMDb

Passed 15 uncut for cinema but then rapidly edited for a 12A

BBFC cut
category cuts
12A 146:51s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2013 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

Distributor chose to remove a sequence of bloody violence in order to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.

BBFC uncut 15 cert 146:51s UK: Passed 15 uncut for brief strong violence for:
  • 2013 cinema release (unreleased)

The BBFC originally rated the film as 15 uncut but the distributors preferred a cut 12A release.

The Restless Breed

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The Restless Breed is a 1957 USA western by Allan Dwan.
With Scott Brady, Anne Bancroft and Jay C Flippen. IMDb

Unknown BBFC cuts for cinema release. Cut by the BBFC for animal cruelty in 2013.

Summary Notes

Educated but hot-headed Mitch Baker travels to the border town of Mission intent on avenging the death of his secret service father at the hand of contraband gang leader Newton.

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
19s
PG 77:22s

 

UK: Passed PG for mild violence after 19s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 2013 Simply Media R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 29th July 2013

The BBFC cuts were:

  • Compulsory cuts required to remove sight of cock-fighting
BBFC cut
cut
old cert U   UK: Passed U after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1958 cinema release
Robotrix

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  • Nu ji xie ren

Robotrix Remastered Uncut DVD

Robotrix is a 1991 Hong Kong Sci-Fi adult comedy by Jamie Luk.
With Amy Yip, Chikako Aoyama and David Wu. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1987 VHS and again for 2013 DVD

Summary Review: Robo Cop Meets Charlie's Angels

A science fiction, action, adult comedy is a definite beer and snacks movie. Although it may not be to everybody's taste, it's a fun movie for the most part (as is the case with many HK films, the humour can border on the tasteless).

The basic premise of the film is that a rather fetching and sexy lady agent has her mind transferred into the body of a robot following a shooting, thus becoming the ultimate sexy super-hero. Imagine Robocop meets Charlie's Angels with an adult touch and you've got the idea!

And Amy Yip is hot!

uncut
uncut
Cat III Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Cat III
~96:00s
=~92:00s
Hong Kong: uncut for:
BBFC cut 
2:45s
18 90:38s UK: Passed 18 for strong bloody violence and strong sex after 2:45s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 2013 Medium Rare R2 DVD
The BBFC commented:
  • Compulsory cuts were required to remove two scenes of eroticised sexual violence.

Presumably the two scenes being referred to are:

  • A villainous robot proves too rough for a prostitute who objects. The robot pins her against a wall and throttles her to death whilst continuing to pound away.
  • A villain forces a long fellatio session on a scientist in her laboratory. Jokily filmed as if it were a porn film with frequent changes of position.
 BBFC cut
3:23s
18 90:05s UK: Passed 18 after 3:23s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 MIA VHS

The cuts were to sexual violence

Sammy's Great Escape

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  • Sammy's Adventures 2
  • Turtle's Tale 2: Sammy's Escape From Paradise

Turtles Tale Sammys Escape Paradise

Sammy's Great Escape  is a 2012 Belgium animation adventure by Vincent Kesteloot and Ben Stassen.
With Pat Carroll, Carlos McCullers II and Cinda Adams. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

BBFC category cuts for a U rated cinema release and DVD. Uncut in the US

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~92:00s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
cut
re-dubbed
U 93:00s
 
UK: Passed U for mild threat after of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2013 Warner [2D + 3D] R2 DVD
  • 2013 [2D + 3D] cinema release

The BBFC Commented:

Distributor chose to remove a use of mild bad language in order to achieve a U classification. At U, only infrequent use of very mild bad language is allowed. An uncut PG was available Cuts were made by substitution.

The BBFC commented further in the 2013 Annual Report:

The film contains one emphatic use of frigging, which we do not consider to be very mild language and which seemed out of place within the otherwise benign tone of the film. The distributor chose to remove the word in order to ensure that the film was suitable for young children.

Saving General Yang

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Saving General Yang is a 2013 Hong Kong/China action thriller by Ronny Yu.
With Ady An, Adam Cheng and Ekin Cheng. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for horse trips

Promotional Material

As an insecure Emperor seeks to destroy the noble Yang Family, the seven Yang brothers and their father are ushered into battle, a test to their unflinching loyalty and honour. Among 3000 warriors will be seven brothers and their father - but only one will survive.

Inspired by the true legends of the Yang Family and from acclaimed director Ronny Yu ( Fearless , IP Man ) Saving General Yang looks stunning and is packed with jaw-dropping action and incredible fight sequences.

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
6s
15 98:02s UK: Passed 15 for strong bloody violence after 6s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 2014 Universal Pictures UK R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 20th January 2014
  • 2014 Universal Pictures UK R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 20th January 2014
The BBFC commented:
  • Cuts were required to remove sight of animal cruelty, in this case horses being tripped to fall forwards in a dangerous manner.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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secret life of walter mitty

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a 2013 USA comedy fantasy adventure by Ben Stiller.
With Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig and Adam Scott. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

BBFC advised cuts for a PG rated cinema release in 2013. Presumably uncut in the US

Summary Notes

A day-dreamer escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, he takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
PG
  US: Presumably uncut and rated PG for some crude comments, language and action violence.
BBFC cut
BBFC advised category
cuts
PG 114:22s UK: Passed PG for infrequent moderate violence, mild language and sex references after BBFC advised cuts for category for:
  • 2013 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

This work was originally seen for advice. The company was advised that the film was likely to receive a 12A rating but that their preferred PG rating could be achieved by making limited changes, including:

  • to remove sight of naked female pin-up pictures and

  • to reduce violent threat in a fight scene.

When an edited version of the film was submitted for formal classification, these scenes had been addressed and the film was consequently rated PG.

Shuddh Desi Romance Shuddh Desi Romance is a 2013 India comedy romance by Maneesh Sharma.
With Sushant Singh Rajput, Parineeti Chopra and Rishi Kapoor. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for a 12/12A rating

Summary Notes

A story about the hair-raising minefield between love, attraction and commitment.

BBFC cut
category cuts
13:38s
12 126:20s UK: Passed 12A/12 for moderate sex after 13:38s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2013 Yash Raj Films International video
  • 2013 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

  • The distributor chose to remove uses of strong language ('bhainchod') in order to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available to the distributor.
Singam II Singam II  is a 2013 India action film by Hari.
With Suriya, Anushka Shetty and Hansika Motwani. IMDb

Summary Notes

Duraisingam (Suriya) has gone undercover and is working as an NCC officer in a school in Thuthukoodi. He feels something fishy is happening in the seas around the coastal town. Bad guys join hands with an international drug dealer Danny (Danny Sapani) to flood the market with brown sugar. How our one-man army defeats the evil forces is what the rest of the film is about.

BBFC cut
category cuts
57s
12A 165:57s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence and infrequent strong language after 57s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2013 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

A number of cuts were made to scenes of strong bloody violence in order to achieve a 12A classification. These included sight of a man being repeatedly stabbed in the belly, several scenes where there was close-up dwelling of blood spurting out when people were shot, and slow-motion focus on blood gushing from a man's mouth during a fight. An uncut 15 classification was available to the distributor.

Snowflake: The White Gorilla

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Copito Nieve Region Pere Ponce

Snowflake - the White Gorilla is a 2011 Spain children's cartoon comedy by Andrés G Schaer.
With David Spade, Ariana Grande and Jennette McCurdy. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for UK DVD

Summary Notes

Snowflake is special, he's the only white gorilla in the world. He is the zoo's main attraction, children love him, but the other gorillas don't see what's so charming about this weirdo being the center of attention.

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uncut
Spanish flag ~87:00s Spain: Uncut for:
BBFC cut
category cuts
8s
U 81:16s UK: Passed U for no material likely to offend or harm after 8s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2013 Lions Gate video

The BBFC commented:

Distributor chose to cut a use of discriminatory language ('spaz') to achieve a U classification. A 12 without cuts was available.

Thalaivaa
  • Time to Lead
Thalaivaa - Time To Lead is a 2013 India action thriller by Vijay.
With Vijay, Amala Paul and Santhanam. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Passed 15 uncut but immediately resubmitted and cut for a 12A cinema release

BBFC cut
category cuts
2:21s
12A
 
175:25s
 
UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence and soft drug use after 2:21s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2013 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

Distributor chose to make cuts to obtain a 12A classification. Cuts made to remove a focus on violence and bloody injuries, including throat slittings and bloody stab wounds, as well as sight of blood on swords and machete blades.

BBFC uncut 15 177:46s

 

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence for:
  • 2013 cinema release [unreleased, the distributors resubmitted a few days later for a cut 12A release]
Tooned 50

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Tooned 50 [Part 3] is a animation video by Henry Trotter and Chris Waitt.
With Jenson Button, Sergio Perez and Alexander Armstrong. BBFC link

Cut for category by the BBFC for 2013 DVD

BBFC cut
category cuts
1s
PG 18:48s UK: Passed PG for mild bad language after 1s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2013 Abbey Home Media Group plc video
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove an inadequately obscured use of strong language in order to obtain a PG classification. Cut made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An uncut 12 classification was available.
Udhayam NH4 Udhayam NH4 is a 2013 India action thriller by MS Manimaran.
Starring Siddharth, Kay Kay Menon and Ashrita Shetty. IMDb

BBFC category cuts for a 12A rated 2013 cinema release

Summary Notes

The movie story is set against the backdrop of the National Highways leading to Bangalore.

BBFC cut
category cuts
2:19s
12A
 
127:47s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, threat and drug use after 2:19s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2013 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

  • Distributor chose to remove moments of violence and drug use in order to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.

The BBFC further explained in the 2013 Annual Report:

Udhayam NH4 contained a scene in which a woman snorts cocaine in a bathroom and some moments of strong violence. The distributor chose to remove these scenes to achieve its preferred 12A classification

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 130:06s

 

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, threat and drug use for:
  • 2013 cinema version not released

The film was first submitted and was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, threat and drug use. The distributors had a quick rethink and opted for a cut 12A version.

Wide Boyz Wide Boyz is a 2013 mountain climbing documentary by Peter Mortimer. Nick Rosen, and Josh Lowell. BBFC link

BBFC category cuts for the 2013 cinema release

BBFC cut
category
cuts
28s
12A cert 12:20s UK: Passed 12A for bleeped strong language after 28s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2013 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

The distributor chose to reduce the number of uses of strong language in order to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available.

 

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