BBFC Cuts by the Year

 2015



  BBFC Cuts 2015...

BBFC cuts, including advised cuts, category cuts and compulsory cuts to all films except sex films (for which there are way too many cuts to list)


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Aambala Aambala is a 2015 action comedy drama by Sunder C.
Starring Vishal, Hansika Motwani and Prabhu. BBFC link

BBFC category cuts were made for a 12A rated cinema release in 2015.

BBFC cut
category cuts
19s
12A 146:38s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, injury detail after 19s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to make cuts to reduce scenes of violence in order to achieve a 12A. An uncut 15 classification was available.
Absolutely Anything

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Absolutely Anything Blu ray Simon Pegg

Absolutely Anything is a 2015 UK / USA comedy Sci-Fi film by Terry Jones.
Starring Kate Beckinsale, Simon Pegg and Robin Williams. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
BBFC suggested category cuts were made for a 12A rated 2015 cinema release. Later passed 15 uncut for the follow-up Blu-ray, but the DVD was the censored 12 rated version.

Summary Notes

A group of eccentric aliens confer a human being with the power to do absolutely anything, as an experiment.

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uncut
15 81:58s

 

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language for:
BBFC cut
advised category cuts
13s
12

12A

81:45s UK: Passed 12A for infrequent strong language, moderate sex references after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:
  • Lions Gate R2 DVD
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • This film was originally seen for advice. The company was advised the likely classification was 15 but that their preferred 12A could be achieved by reducing the quantity of strong language. When the film was submitted for formal classification, the number of uses of strong language had been reduced and the film was therefore classified 12A.
Akhil Akhil is a 2015 action comedy drama by V V and Vinayak.
Starring Akhil Akkineni, Sayyeshaa Saigal and Rajendraprasad. BBFC link

BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated 2015 cinema release

BBFC cut
category cuts
22s
12A 121:21s UK: Passed 12A for infrequent strong language, moderate violence, injury detail after 22s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • The company chose to reduce scenes of strong violence (removing sight of blood spurts as characters are impaled on a tree branch, or punched or hit in the face with a shovel) in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available.
Amar Akbar Anthony Amar Akbar Anthony is a 2015 drama by Nadirshah.
Starring Prithviraj Sukumaran, Jayasurya and Indrajith. BBFC link

BBFC category cuts were required for a 2015 12A rated cinema release

BBFC cut
category cuts
2:53s
12A 137:28s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, threat, sex and drug references after 2:53s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Distributor chose to make cuts to elements of strong violence (revenge mob violence; broken bottles and rocks used as weapons; focus on strong impact blows, limb breaks and bloody injury detail) to achieve a 12A certificate. A 15 without cuts was available.
Anegan Anegan is a 2015 action romance by K V and Anand. BBFC link

BBFC category cuts were required for a 2015 12A rated cinema release.

BBFC cut
category cuts
3:25s
12A 154:11s UK: Passed 12A for moderate bloody violence, sexual threat after 3:25s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove elements of strong violence (in this instance, blood spurts from gunshots, bloody stabbings, and the chopping off of a finger) in order to achieve a 12A classification. A 15 uncut was available.

Blaxploitation!

Blaxploitation! is a documentary video by Phil Escott.
Starring Mikel Koven. BBFC link

Cut by the BBFC for 2015 video.

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
3s
15 28:52s UK: Passed 15 for strong sex, violence after 3s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 2015 Arrow Film Distributors video
The BBFC commented:
  • Company was required to remove a potentially indecent image of a child (in a clip taken from 'Sweet Sweetback's Baad Asssss Song'). Cut required in accordance with BBFC Guidelines, policy and the terms of the Protection of Children Act 1978.
Big Game

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Poster Big Game 2014 Jalmari Helander

Big Game is a 2014 Finland / UK / Germany action adventure by Jalmari Helander.
Starring Samuel L Jackson, Ray Stevenson and Ted Levine. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2015. Passed 15 uncut for home video. Uncut and PG-13 rated in the US.

Summary Notes

A young teenager camping in the woods helps rescue the President of the United States when Air Force One is shot down near his campsite.

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uncut
15 cert

MPAA PG-13

86:42s UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language for: US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:
BBFC cut
advised
category
cuts
12A

Ireland 12A

90:23s
=86:46s
UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, bloody injury, infrequent strong language after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • This film was originally seen for advice, at which stage the company was informed it was likely to receive a 15 classification but that their preferred 12A could be achieved by removing a single use of a strong term ('motherfucker'). When the film was submitted for formal classification, this term had been partially obscured and the film was classified 12A.

Ireland: The version cut for a BBFC 12A rating has also been submitted for a 12A rating in Ireland

The Boy Next Door

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The Boy Next Door is a 2015 USA thriller by Rob Cohen.
Starring Jennifer Lopez, Kristin Chenoweth and Ryan Guzman. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

BBFC category cuts were made for a 15 rated 2015 cinema release. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

A divorced woman's affair with a neighbor teenager goes very wrong.

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uncut
MPAA R ~91:00s US: In the US, the film is MPAA R rated for violence, sexual content/nudity and language.
BBFC cut
category cuts
2s
15 90:34s UK: Passed 15 for strong violence, threat, very strong language after 2s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove a moment of strong gory detail (close up eye-gouging) in order to obtain a 15 classification. Cut made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An 18 uncut classification was available.

Captain Sabertooth and the Treasure of Lama Rama

 

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Captain Sabertooth and the Treasure of Lama Rama is a 2014 Norway family action comedy by John Andreas Andersen and Lisa Marie Gamlem.
Starring Tuva Novotny, Fridtjov Såheim and Anders Baasmo Christiansen. BBFC link IMDb

 

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MPAA PG
MPAA
~96:00s
=92:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
BBFC cut
category cuts
3s
PG 92:24s UK: Passed PG for mild threat, violence, rude humour, mild bad language after 3s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 Spirit/Dazzler R2 DVD
The BBFC commented:
  • Distributor chose to remove a use of strong language in order to achieve a PG classification. An uncut 12 was available.

Promotional Material

In the spirit of Pirates of the Caribbean, Captain Sabertooth and the Treasure of Lama Rama is a big budget swashbuckling family pirate adventure. Orphan cabin boy Pinky follows Captain Sabertooth on an exciting, action-packed and dangerous journey across the seven seas to the kingdom of Lama Rama, hunting for a treasure. Can Pinky prove himself a worthy member of the Pirate crew, and will he find his long-lost father?

The Cobbler

Cobbler Adam Sandler  

The Cobbler is a 2014 USA comedy fantasy drama by Thomas McCarthy.
Starring Adam Sandler, Dan Stevens and Steve Buscemi. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

Category cuts were made for a UK 12A rated cinema release. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.

Summary Notes

Max Simkin repairs shoes in the same New York shop that has been in his family for generations. Disenchanted with the grind of daily life, Max stumbles upon a magical heirloom that allows him to step into the lives of his customers and see the world in a new way. Sometimes walking in another man's shoes is the only way one can discover who they really are.

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uncut
MPAA PG-13 ~98:00s US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:
BBFC cut
advised category cuts
12A 97:49s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, injury detail, moderate bad language, sex references after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • This film was originally seen for advice, at which stage the company was informed it was likely to be classified 15 but that their preferred 12A could be achieved by reducing two scenes featuring blood and injury detail. When the film was submitted for formal classification, these scenes had been reduced acceptably and the film was therefore classified 12A.

The Daniel Connection

daniel connection

The Daniel Connection is a 2015 UK mystery thriller by Stewart Menelaws.
Starring June Brogan, Morgan Carberry and Lee Davis. BBFC link IMDb

BBFC cuts required for a 2015 12A rated cinema release.

Summary Notes

When her best friend, an underground journalist is mysteriously killed whilst investigating alien sightings, a feisty radio presenter realizes her own life is endangered as others around her disappear and the Federal Protection Force increase in power and control. Not knowing who to trust when she discovers film footage of a secret detention center and then a troubled detective offers to help her, she finds the same subjects keep coming to the fore. A mixture of ancient mysteries and conspiracy theories masquerading as science fiction. However, the more she digs, the more she realizes that the ancient prophecies foretelling the end of this world as we know it may be frighteningly accurate. This apocalyptic thriller is based on a best selling documentary, The Daniel Project.

 

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
25s
12 91:35s UK: Passed 12 for moderate violence, threat, Holocaust images after 25s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 2015 Studio Scotland. video
The BBFC commented:
  • Cuts required to remove incorrect and inaccurate use of BBFC ratings symbols and information.
Dil Dhadakne Do Dil Dhadakne Do is a 2015 India romance by Zoya Akhtar.
Starring Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shetty and Priyanka Chopra. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Dil Dhadakne Do is a story about a dysfunctional Punjabi family starring Anil Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma and Rahul Bose in a special appearance.

BBFC cut
category cuts
47s
12A 169:33s UK: Passed 12A for strong language, moderate sex references, threat after 47s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Distributor chose to remove detail of a suicide technique in order to achieve a 12A. An 18 without cuts was available.
Dilwale Dilwale is a 2015 comedy romance by Rohit Shetty.
Starring Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Kriti Sanon. BBFC link

BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated 2016 cinema release

BBFC cut
category cuts
13s
12A 154:00s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence after 13s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2016 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to make cuts to remove moments of strong violence (bloodspurts, a stabbing) in order to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available.

The Duff

Poster Duff 2015 Ari Sandel

The Duff is a 2015 USA comedy by Ari Sandel.
Starring Bella Thorne, Mae Whitman and Robbie Amell. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

BBFC advised category cuts made for a 12A rated 2015 cinema release.

Summary Notes

A high school senior instigates a social pecking order revolution after finding out that she has been labeled the DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier more popular friends.

BBFC cut
advised category cuts
12A 101:00s UK: Passed 12A for infrequent strong language, moderate sex references after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:
  • 2015 Entertainment One UK [Part Subtitled] home video
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • This film was originally seen for advice, at which stage the company was advised it was likely to receive a 15 classification but that their preferred 12A could be achieved by removing a scene involving strong sex references. When the film was submitted for formal classification, this sequence had been removed and the film was classified 12A.
Goosebumps

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Goosebumps is a 2015 USA comedy horror adventure by Rob Letterman.
Starring Jack Black, Halston Sage and Odeya Rush. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Cut for an MPAA PG rating

Summary Notes

A young kid teams up with the niece of young adult horror author R.L. Stine after the writer's imaginary demons are set free on the town of Greendale, Maryland.

mpaa cut
cut
MPAA PG
MPAA
  US: Cut for an MPAA PG Rating

Producer Neal Moritz told the Collider :

We had some issues with the poodle which I thought wouldn't be an issue, but the poodle kind of scared people a little too far so we had to pull that back a little but not that much.

BBFC cut
advised category cuts
PG 103:12s
103:12s

 

UK:  2D and 3D versions were passed PG for frequent scary scenes after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • This film was originally seen for advice. The company was told it was likely to be classified 12A, but that their preferred PG could be achieved by making reductions to one scary scene. When the film was submitted for formal classification, this sequence had been acceptably reduced and the film was passed PG.

It is not clear if the UK censors came to the same conclusions as the US censors, or else the British censors further cuts to the version cut for the US censors.

The Hunting Party

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Hunting Party Oliver Reed

The Hunting Party is a 1971 USA / UK action western drama by Don Medford.
Starring Oliver Reed, Candice Bergen and Gene Hackman. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

The original cinema release was cut both in the UK and in the US. The US cuts required for an R rating seem to be less than the UK cuts. The US R rated version has been used as the basis for all DVD releases and was further cut in the UK for animal cruelty.

Promotional Material

Frank Calder (Oliver Reed), an outlaw leader, is dissatisfied with his wandering, shooting life and decides to better himself. He kidnaps Melissa Ruger (Candice Bergen), a substitute school teacher, and insists that she teach him how to read. Melissa s husband, Brandt (Gene Hackman), is a wealthy, sadistic man. When he discovers that his wife is missing, he gathers up a posse and sets out in pursuit. Armed with high powered rifles the pursuers pick off Calder s gang one by one. When all of Calder s gang have been killed Brandt hunts down Melissa and Calder for a final violent showdown.

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best available
best
available

MPAA R ~111:00s
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~106:00s
US: See cuts details from dvdcompare.net. In the US, the film was originally cut before its release in 1971, to achieve an 'R' certificate from the MPAA.

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

All DVD versions of the film appear to derive from the cut American 'R' rated variant, so this seems to the best available version.

BBFC cut
2s

mpaa cut
cut

18 106:18s UK: The Uncut Version was passed 18 for strong bloody violence, sexual violence after 2s of BBFC compulsory cuts for: The BBFC commented:
  • Cut required to a scene of animal cruelty in which a horse is cruelly tripped.

The original cinema release was cut both in the UK and in the US. The US cuts required for an R rating seem to be less than the UK cuts. The US R rated version has been used for all DVD releases so far, so probably the same for this version too. Except of course for the extra BBFC animal cruelty cuts.

BBFC cut
1:43s
18

X cert

104:17s UK: The Uncut Version was passed 18 after the same 1:43s of BBFC cuts as the cinema version for:
  • 1986 Warner VHS

UK: The Uncut Version was passed X after 1:43s of BBFC cuts for:

  • 1971 cinema release

From cuts details on IMDb :

  • Cut to remove horse-falls
  • Edits to the attempted rape scene with Hog Warren beating Melissa
  • Cut close up of the slaughter of a cow
  • Blood spurts from gunshot wounds were removed
  • Ending cut to the scene of Brandt Ruger's bedroom assault of a hooker with a candelabra and a cigar.
I I  is a 2015 drama by Shankar.
Starring Vikram, Amy Jackson and Suresh Gopi. BBFC link

BBFC category cuts were required for a 2015 12A rated cinema release

BBFC cut
category cuts
1:49s
12A 186:36s
 
UK: The Tamil Version was passed 12A for moderate violence, injury detail after 1:49s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release

The same BBFC cuts apply to both the Hindi and Tamil versions:

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

BBFC cut
category cuts
1:49s
12A 183:01s

 

UK: The Hindi Version was passed 12A for moderate violence, injury detail after 1:49s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release

The same BBFC cuts apply to both the Hindi and Tamil versions:

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

Jumpers For Goalposts  

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jumpers for goalposts

Ed Sheeran Jumpers for Goalposts is a 2015 UK music film by Paul Dugdale.
Starring Win Butler, Régine Chassagne and Arcade Fire. BBFC link IMDb

The cinema release was cut by 8:13s for a 12A rated 2015 cinema release. Uncut and 15 rated on DVD.

uncut
uncut
15 cert 131:32s UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language for:
  • 2015 Warner Music UK video
BBFC cut
category cuts
8:13s
12A 98:03s UK: Passed 12A for infrequent strong language after 8:13s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Distributor chose to reduce the number of uses of strong language ('fuck') to achieve a 12A rating. An uncut 15 rating was available.
Kaaki Sattai Kaaki Sattai is a 2014 drama by Durai Senthilkumar.
Starring Siva Karthikeyan, Prabhu and Sri Divya. BBFC link

BBFC category cuts made for a 12A rated 2015 cinema release

BBFC cut
category cuts
10s
12A 155:32s  

UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, sex references, drug use after 10s of BBFC category cuts for:

  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove an image of a bloody neck wound in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.
Kanchana 2 Kanchana 2 is a 2015 comedy horror drama by Raghava Lawrence.
Starring Raghava Lawrence, Taapsee Pannu and Kovai Sarala. BBFC link

BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated 2015 cinema release

BBFC cut
category cuts
2:02s
12A 164:03s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, threat, innuendo, scene of hanging after 2:02s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove scenes of strong violence in order to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.
Komban Komban is a 2015 India action film by M Muthaiah.
Starring Karthi, Lakshmi Menon and Raj Kiran. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2015.

Summary Notes

Kombaya Pandian (Karthi) is a butcher by profession and he leads his life by virtues. If anyone ill-treats women or cheats in business, Komban would certainly whack them for which he is celebrated by the Arasanadu village people. At one point of time, Komban falls in love with Palani (Lakshmi Menon) and her father Muthiah (Rajkiran) too agrees for the marriage. But somehow Komban does not like Muthiah. Meanwhile, few guys badly want to murder both Komban and Muthiah. Whether Komban can save his wife and father in law from the deadly guys ?

BBFC cut
category cuts
11s
12A 135:34s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence after 11s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Distributor chose to cut bloody images of a man's arm being severed by a boomerang in order to achieve a 12A classification. A 15 uncut was available.
The Last Witch Hunter

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The Last Witch Hunter is a 2015 USA action fantasy adventure by Breck Eisner.
Starring Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie and Elijah Wood. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
BBFC advised the category cuts for a 12A rated cinema release in 2015. Uncut and BBFC 15 rated for home video.
Summary Notes

The last witch hunter is all that stands between humanity and the combined forces of the most horrifying witches in history.

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 102:04s UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, threat for:
BBFC cut
advised category cuts
12A 106:04s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, threat, moderate bad language after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • This film was originally seen for advice, at which stage the company was informed it was likely to be passed 15 but that their preferred 12A could be achieved by making a number of reductions to moments of violence and horror. When the film was submitted for formal classification, acceptable reductions had been made in these sequences and the film was classified 12A.
Left Behind

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Left Behind Nicolas Cage

Left Behind is a 2014 USA religious  Sci-Fi thriller by Vic Armstrong.
Starring Nicolas Cage, Lea Thompson and Cassi Thomson. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts required for a 12 rated home video version in 2015, but the cinema release and 2015 DVD are 15 uncut. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.

Summary Notes

A small group of survivors are left behind after millions of people suddenly vanish and the world is plunged into chaos and destruction.

Totally derided by critics.

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 certificate

MPAA PG-13

~110:00s
=~105:00s
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong sustained threat:

US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:

BBFC cut
category cuts
1:19s
12 104:10s UK: Passed 12 for moderate threat, violence, implied drug use after 1:19s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 101 Films video
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to reduce elements of stronger threat and violence in order to obtain a 12 classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.
The Longest Ride

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The Longest Ride is a 2015 USA romance by George Tillman Jr.
Starring Scott Eastwood, Melissa Benoist and Britt Robertson. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
BBFC advised category cuts were made for a 12A rated 2015 cinema release. Subsequently passed 15 uncut for DVD. Uncut and PG-13 rated in the US.

Summary Notes

The lives of a young couple intertwine with a much older man as he reflects back on a lost love while he's trapped in an automobile crash.

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uncut
15 cert

MPAA PG-13

139:00s UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong sex for:

US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for some sexuality, partial nudity, and some war and sports action.

BBFC cut
advised category cuts
12A 127:49s UK: Passed 12A for moderate sex, infrequent strong language after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • This film was originally seen for advice, when the company was informed that it was likely to receive a 15 classification but that their preferred 12A could be achieved by removing a scene of strong sex. When the film was submitted for formal classification, that scene had been removed and the film was classified 12A.

The missing scene is described by the BBFC in the Insight for the uncut 15 rated version:

There is a scene of strong sex as two characters undress and shower together. Only partial nudity is shown.

Masss Masss is a 2015 India by Venkat Prabhu.
Starring Suriya, Nayanthara and Parthiban. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated 2015 cinema release.

BBFC cut
category cuts
1:41s
12A 150:57s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence after 1:41s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Cuts were made to remove and reduce moments of strong violence, including stabbings and a woman and a child being set on fire, in order to achieve a 12A classification. Cuts made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. A 15 uncut was available.
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

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Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials is a 2015 USA action Sci-Fi thriller by Wes Ball.
Starring Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario and Thomas Brodie-Sangster. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
BBFC advised category cuts were made for a 12A rated 2015 cinema release. Subsequently passed 15 uncut for home video.

Summary Notes

In this next chapter of the epic "Maze Runner" saga, Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD's vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.

BBFC uncut
uncut
International Version
15 126:16s UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong threat, violence and noted as the International Version for:
  • 2016 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 1st February 2016
  • 2016 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 1st February 2016

It is not yet confirmed which versions are being released on Blu-ray and DVD

BBFC cut
BBFC advised
category
cuts
UK Version
12A 125:27s UK: The cut UK Version was passed 12 for frequent moderate threat, violence after BBFC advised category cuts were made for:
  • 2016 20th Century Fox video

UK: [2D + 3D formats] passed 12A for frequent moderate threat, violence after BBFC advised category cuts were made for:

  • 2015 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

This work was originally seen for advice. 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 some changes. The company was advised:

  • to reduce moments of threat and horror involving zombie-like characters, and

  • to reduce the focus on injury in a scene in which a man is beaten for information.

When the film was formally submitted, changes had been made and, consequently, the film was passed 12A.

Mr. X Mr. X [2D] is a 2015 thriller by Vikram Bhatt.
Starring Emraan Hashmi, Amyra Dastur and Arunoday Singh. BBFC link

BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated 2015 cinema release

BBFC cut
category cuts
1:23s
12A 123:17s
123:17s
UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence after 1:23s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to reduce scenes of strong violence and horror in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.

Other:

  • Mr. X [3D] Passed 12A for moderate violence
Naanum Rowdydhaan Naanum Rowdydhaan is a 2015 romance by Vignesh Shivan.
Starring Vijay Sethupathi, Nayantara and Parthiban. BBFC link

BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated 2015 cinema release

BBFC cut
category cuts
26s
12A 139:24s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, injury detail after 26s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove elements of strong violence (in this instance, sight of men being stabbed in the stomach and sight of knives being withdrawn from people's bodies). A 15 uncut was available.
Paayum Puli Paayum Puli is a 2015 action crime musical by Suseenthiran.
Starring Vishal, Kajal Aggarwal and Samuthirakani. BBFC link

BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2015.

BBFC cut
category cuts
54s
12A 134:27s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence after 54s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Distributor chose to reduce violence and bloody injury detail in order to achieve a 12A certificate. A 15 without cuts was available.
Papanasam Papanasam is a 2015 India thriller by Jeethu Joseph.
Starring Kamal Haasan, Gautami and Niveda Thomas. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

BBFC category cuts were required for a 2015 12A rated cinema release.

Summary Notes

Suyambulingam, an uneducated but hard working and self-made cable operator leads a peaceful life in the town of Papanasam with his wife and 2 daughters. When some unexpected turn of events leads to an accidental murder, he throws himself into the quagmire to save his daughter and his family from the impending nightmare. How he fares in his ingenious attempts to extract his family out of the soup is what forms the crux of this thriller.

BBFC cut
category cuts
28s
12A 178:14s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, sexualised threat after 28s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove a scene of violence (in which a character's fingers are broken) in order to obtain a 12A classification. A 15 classification, without cuts, was available.
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

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Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 is a 2015 USA action comedy by Andy Fickman.
Starring Kevin James, Raini Rodriguez and Eduardo Verástegui. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were made to obtain PG rated 2015 cinema and home video releases. Uncut and PG rated in the US.

Summary Notes

In this sequel, in which Kevin James reprises the role of Paul Blart, the security guard is headed to Las Vegas to attend a Security Guard Expo with his teenage daughter Maya (Raini Rodriguez) before she departs for college. While at the convention, he inadvertently discovers a heist - and it's up to Blart to apprehend the criminals.

uncut
uncut
MPAA PG
MPAA
  US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for some violence for:
  • 2015 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 14th July 2015
  • 2015 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 14th July 2015
BBFC cut
category cuts
8s
PG 93:43s UK: Passed PG for moderate comic violence after 8s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 Sony video
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove a moment of moderate violence (a headbutt) and two sequences of weapons display (knives being opened and twirled) in order to obtain a PG classification. Cuts made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An uncut 12A classification was available.

Pop Party 14

 

Pop Party 14 Various Artists

Pop Party 14 is a 2015 release music video
Starring Various. BBFC link

Heavy BBFC category cuts required for a PG rated 2015 DVD

Promotional Material

The Number 1 kids' music brand. Pop Party 14 includes a bonus DVD with videos from Charlie XCX and Ella Henderson.

BBFC cut
category cuts
15:57s
PG 65:24s UK: Passed PG for mild sex references, mild bad language after 15:57s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 Universal Music TV CD/DVD Combo
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove three videos which contained moderate bad language, mouthed strong language, and moderate sex references in order to obtain a PG classification. An uncut 12 classification was available.
Puli Puli is a 2015 India fantasy by Chimbudeven.
Starring Vijay, Sudeep and Sridevi. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A cinema rating in 2015.

Summary Notes

A young man travels back in time machine to a fantasy kingdom to save its queen from the tyrant commander Sudeep.

BBFC cut
category cuts
9s
12A 153:57s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, occasional gory moments after 9s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • The distributor chose to remove sight of both a blood spurt and a bloody incision across the front of a throat-cutting victim's neck in order to achieve a 12A classification. The cut was made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. A 15 uncut was available to the distributor.
Sankarabharanam Sankarabharanam is a 2015 comedy drama by Uday Nandanavanam.
Starring Anjali, Suman and Sampath Raj. BBFC link

BBFC category cuts were required for a 2016 12A cinema rating

BBFC cut
category cuts
2:18s
12A 151:36s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence after 2:18s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2016 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove moments of strong violence and references to sexual violence in order to obtain an 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.
Rudhramadevi Rudhramadevi is a 2015 India action drama by Gunasekhar.
Starring Anushka Shetty, Allu Arjun and Rana Daggubati. BBFC link

BBFC category cuts were required for a 2015 12A rated cinema release

BBFC cut
category cuts
20s
12A 154:35s
 
UK: Passed 12 for moderate violence, occasional gory images after 20s of BBFC category cuts for
  • 2015 cinema release
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15 156:59s UK: A few days earlier the film was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, injury detail for:
  • 2015 cinema release

Presumably the distributors wanted a 12A rather than a 15

Shaandaar Naanum Rowdydhaan is a 2015 romance by Vignesh Shivan.
Starring Vijay Sethupathi, Nayantara and Parthiban. BBFC link

BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated 2015 cinema releas

BBFC cut
category cuts
1:02s
12A 141:43s Shaandaar is a 2015 musical comedy romance by Vikas Bahl.
Starring Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Kumud Pant. BBFC link

UK: Passed 12A for moderate sex references, comic threat, rude gestures after 1:02s of BBFC category cuts for:

  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Distributor chose to remove drug use and references in order to achieve a 12A classification (in this instance, verbal and visual detail indicating pleasure in drug use). A 15 without cuts was available.
Shareek Shareek is a 2015 musical music drama by Navaniat Singh.
Starring Jimmy Shergill, Mahie Gill and Mukul Dev. BBFC link

BBFC category cuts were required for a 2015 12A rated cinema release

BBFC cut
category cuts
2:44s
12A 136:41s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence after 2:44s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • The company chose to reduce scenes of strong violence (removing sight of injury detail and blood spurts as characters are shot, stabbed and crushed) in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available to the company.

Spectre

Poster Spectre 2015 Sam Mendes

Spectre is a 2015 USA / UK action adventure thriller by Sam Mendes.
Starring Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz and Ralph Fiennes. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

BBFC advised category cuts were made for a 12A rated2015 cinema release.

Summary Notes

A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

  MPAA PG-13   US:  Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, some disturbing images, sensuality and language.

It is not immediately clear whether the UK cuts apply to the US and other worldwide versions.

BBFC cut
advised category cuts
12A 147:58s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, threat after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • This film was originally seen for advice in an unfinished version. The company was advised it was likely to be classified 15 but that their preferred 12A could be obtained by making reductions in a scene of violence and in another scene showing the aftermath of a violent act. When the film was submitted for formal classification, acceptable reductions had been made in both scenes and the film was classified 12A.
Srimanthudu Srimanthudu is a 2015 India action drama by Koratalla Siva.
Starring Jagapathi Babu, Mahesh Babu and Shruti K Haasan. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

Cockfighting cut by the BBFC for 2015 cinema release.

Summary Notes

Harsha, a multi-millionaire guy who has everything but there is something else he's looking for and in the process he adopts a complete village trying to bring change in the people.

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
4s
12A 157:55s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, injury detail after 4s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • A compulsory cut was required to remove sight of cockfighting, in line with the Cinematograph Films (Animals) Act 1937.

Still the Water

Poster Still the Water 2014 Naomi Kawase

Still the Water is a 2014 France / Japan / Spain romance by Naomi Kawase.
Starring Nijirô Murakami, Jun Yoshinaga and Miyuki Matsuda. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb  

Cut for 2015 cinema release to avoid a ban for animal cruelty.

Summary Notes

On the subtropical Japanese island of Amami, traditions about nature remain eternal. During the full-moon night of traditional dances in August, 16-year-old Kaito discovers a dead body floating in the sea. His girlfriend Kyoko will attempt to help him understand this mysterious discovery. Together, Kaito and Kyoko will learn to become adults by experiencing the interwoven cycles of life, death and love.

BBFC cut
advised category cuts
15 118:41s UK: Passed 15 for infrequent strong sex after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:
  • 2015 Soda Pictures. [Subtitled] video
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Scenes from this film were originally shown to the BBFC for advice. The company was informed that one scene was likely to be in breach of the Cinematograph Films (Animals) Act 1937 and was therefore unlikely to be suitable for classification. When the film was submitted for formal classification, this scene had been cut.
10 Enradhukulla 10 Enradhukulla is a 2015 action thriller by Vijay Milton.
Starring Vikram, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Pasupathy. BBFC link

BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated 2015 cinema release

BBFC cut
category cuts
1:11s
12A 142:46s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, infrequent strong language after 1:11s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Distributor chose to remove detail of strong violence in order to achieve a 12A rating (in this instance, shots of a severed human limb and focus on a man's bleeding wrist after a knife attack). A 15 without cuts was available.
Thani Oruvan Thani Oruvan is a 2015 action thriller by Mohan Raja.
Starring Jayam Ravi, Nayantara and Aravind Swamy. BBFC link

BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated 2015 cinema release

BBFC cut
category cuts
1:16s
12A 156:51s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, injury detail after 1:16s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • The distributor chose to cut scenes of strong violence and injury detail in order to achieve a 12A rating. The cuts were made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An uncut 15 was available.
Thoongavanam Thoongavanam is a 2015 crime thriller by Rajesh M and Selva.
Starring Kamal Hassan, Prakash Raj and Trisha. BBFC link

BBFC category cuts required for a 12A rated 2015 cinema release

BBFC cut
category cuts
1:34s
12A 125:22s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, occasional bloody images after 1:34s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • The distributor chose to remove shots of strong violence and bloodshed (in this instance, a scene of suffocation, shootings, sight of blood spurts and sight of bloody injury detail) in order to achieve a 12A rating. A 15 without cuts was available.
Vedalam Vedalam is a 2015 action drama by Siva.
Starring Ajith Kumar, Ashwin Kakumanu and Shruti Haasan. BBFC link

Significant BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated 2015 cinema release

BBFC cut
category cuts
7:45s
12A 147:59s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, occasional bloody images, suicide scene after 7:45s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • The distributor chose to remove shots of strong violence and bloodshed (in this instance, beatings, stabbings, shootings, sight of blood spurts and sight of bloody injury detail), as well as detailed images of hard drug use, in order to achieve a 12A rating. A 15 without cuts was available.

We Are Monster

Poster We Are Monster 2014 Antony Petrou

We Are Monster is a 2014 UK drama by Antony Petrou.
Starring Leeshon Alexander, Aymen Hamdouchi and Gethin Anthony. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for a 15 rated cinema release.

Summary Notes

On 8th February 2000 at Feltham Young Offenders Institute, Robert Stewart, a known violent racist was placed in a cell with Zahid Mubarek, eventually leading to Mubarek's murder 6 weeks later.

BBFC cut
advised category cuts
15 88:35s UK: Passed 15 for very strong and racist language, strong violence after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • This film was originally seen for advice. The company was advised the film was likely to be classified 18 but that their preferred 15 could be achieved by reducing the number of uses of very strong language. When the film was submitted for formal classification, the number of uses of very strong language had been reduced and it was classified 15.
Yennai Arindhal Yennai Arindhal is a 2014 drama by Gautham Vasudev and Menon.
Starring Ajith Kumar, Trisha Krishnan and Anushka Shetty. BBFC link

BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A cinema release in 2015.

BBFC cut
category cuts
1:20s
12A 175:49s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, implied strong language after 1:20s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to reduce scenes of strong bloody violence to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.