BBFC Cuts by the Year

 2017



  BBFC Cuts 2017...

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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Baahubali 2
  • Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
Baahubali 2 - The Conclusion is a 2017 action fantasy film by S S Rajamouli.
Starring Prabhas, Rana Daggubati and Anushka Shetty. BBFC link

Various BBFC category cuts were required for 12A cinema release in 2017

BBFC uncut 12A 168:44s UK: The Malayalam version was passed 12A for moderate violence, occasional gory moments without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2017 cinema release
BBFC cut
category cuts
1:35s
12A 168:58s
 
UK: The Tamil version was passed 12A for moderate violence, occasional gory moments after 1:35s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2017 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

Company chose to reduces scene of strong violence in order to obtain a 12A classification. A 15 uncut was available.

BBFC cut
category cuts
9s
12A 167:30s
 
UK: The Telugu version was passed 12A for moderate violence, occasional gory moments after 9s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2017 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

Company chose to reduces scene of strong violence in order to obtain a 12A classification. A 15 uncut was available.

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 167:26s UK: The Hindi Version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence for:
  • 2017 cinema release
Bairavaa Bairavaa is a 2017 action thriller by Bharathan.
Starring Joseph Vijay, Keerthi Suresh and Jagapathi Babu. BBFC link

BBFC category cuts were required for a 2017 12A rated cinema release

BBFC cut
category cuts
2:37s
12A 166:16s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, sexual violence references, drug misuse, language after 2:37s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2017 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove moments of strong bloody violence in order to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available.
Bogan Bogan is a 2017 India action film by Lakshman.
Starring Hansika Motwani, Jeyam Ravi and Arvind Swamy. BBFC link IMDb

BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A 2017 cinema release.

Summary Notes

Who is Bogan? That is the question that drives this movie about things not being as they seem.

BBFC cut
category cuts
46s
12A 146:30s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, occasional bloody images, drug misuse after 46s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2017 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • The company chose to reduce a scene of strong violence in order to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available.

Brotherhood of Blades

  • Xiu chun dao

Brotherhood of Blades Blu-ray

Brotherhood of Blades is a 2014 China action film by Yang Lu.
Starring Chen Chang, Shih-Chieh Chin and Dong-xue Li. BBFC link IMDb

BBFC cuts were required for animal cruelty. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US

Summary Notes

This is a movie set in the late Ming Dynasty. The 3 main characters are all elite guards for the palace. One of their fellow guardsmen goes bad. His former companions must now forget their bond and apprehend him. But are they being lured into a larger conspiracy against their emperor?

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~111:00s
=~106:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
5s
15 107:03s

submitted
107:09s
UK: Passed 15 for strong bloody violence after 5s of BBFC compulsory cuts for: The BBFC commented:
  • Compulsory cut required to remove a scene of animal cruelty (a horse being tripped) in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy.
Cannibal Ferox 2

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  • Nudo e selvaggio
  • A Baixeda dos Dinosauros
  • Massacre in Dinosaur Valley
  • Perdidos no Vale dos Dinossauros
  • Stranded in Dinosaur Valley
  • Amazonas

Massacre Dinosaur Valley Region NTSC

Cannibal Ferox 2 is a 1985 Italy / Brazil action horror adventure by Michele Massimo Tarantini (as Michael E Lemick).
Starring Michael Sopkiw, Suzane Carvalho and Milton Rodríguez. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 2002 DVD. Less cut for 18 rated home video in 2017. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US. There is also a longer Extended Version release in Austria with deleted scenes having been reinserted.

Summary Notes

Michael Sopkiw hitches a ride to Brazil to dig up some dinosaur bones. Once in Brazil he gets in a few tangles with the locals and manages to secure a ride on a charter flight deep into Amazonia. All hell breaks loose as the plane crashes deep in the heart of the jungle, leaving Sopkiw, megalomaniac Soares, and a bunch of super models on their own to trek back to society. The group runs into cannibals, quick sand, murderous animals, and a renegade mine run by slave owners.

A low budget cross between Indiana Jones and Cannibal Ferox, this is just direct to video nonsense that seems to have found a whole new audience thanks to DVD and re-releases of long lost 80's horror.

As is to be expected there is a fair bit of gore from piranha bites to cannibalism but it is far less extreme than say Cannibal Ferox or Holocaust.

On a plus point its fairly entertaining if your in the right mood, with plenty of crowd pleasing nudity.

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uncut
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Austria
96:32s
=92:40s
Austria: There is also a longer Extended Version release in Austria with deleted scenes having been reinserted.
uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~88:00s
=~84:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
13s
18 83:54s UK: Passed 18 for sexual violence, sexualised nudity, strong violence after 13s of BBFC compulsory cuts, but with previous sexual violence cuts waived for:
BBFC cut
1:54s
18 81:56s UK: BBFC details not yet published for:

UK: Passed 18 after 1:54s of BBFC cuts for:

  • 2002 Protected/Vipco R2 DVD
  • 2002 Protected/Vipco VHS

The BBFC commented: Cuts required to sexual and sexualised violence:

  • forcible removal of woman's underwear and subsequent shots of full nudity
  • sight of woman's breast being clawed and wounded with resulting flow of blood and collection of blood in a bowl
  • sight of woman's breast being exposed, her breast being kissed, her loin cloth being undone, her pubic hair being touched and her positive response to a sexual assault
  • sight of man forcibly tearing open a woman's shirt, revealing her breasts and struggling with her).
  • Further cuts to sight of cocks attacking each other during a cockfight.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

 

Poster Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Long H 2017 David Bowers

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul is a 2017 USA family comedy by David Bowers.
Starring Alicia Silverstone, Charlie Wright and Tom Everett Scott. BBFC link IMDb

BBFC advised category cuts were implemented for a U rated 2017 cinema release.

Summary Notes

A Heffley family road trip to attend Meemaw's 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course thanks to Greg's newest scheme to get to a video gaming convention. This family cross-country adventure turns into an experience the Heffleys will never forget.

BBFC cut
BBFC advised
category
cuts
U 91:13s
=87:34s

UK: Passed U for very mild bad language, rude humour after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:
  • 2017 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • This film was originally seen for advice. The company was advised that it was likely to be classified 12A but that their preferred U classification could be achieved by removing a single use of discriminatory language ('spaz'). When the film was submitted for formal classification that word had been replaced with a less offensive term ('dork') and the film was classified U.
Embrace

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Poster Embrace 2016 Taryn Brumfitt

Embrace is a 2016 Australia / Canada / Dominican Republic / Germany / USA / UK feminist documentary by Taryn Brumfitt.
Starring Renee Airya, Jade Beall and Taryn Brumfitt. BBFC link IMDb
Never cut by Australian and New Zealand censors but the film made the news after the director successfully appealed against an Australian MA 15+ rating and won an M rating instead. In New Zealand the film censor exceptionally overruled the Australian decision. The BBFC originally noted an uncut 15 rating, but this was replaced a few days later with a 12A rating.

Summary Notes

When Body Image Activist Taryn Brumfitt posted an unconventional before-and-after photo in 2013 it was seen by more than 100 million people worldwide and sparked an international media frenzy. EMBRACE follows Taryn's crusade as she explores the global issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we feel about ourselves and think about our bodies.

BBFC uncut
uncut
15

Australian M rating
Australia

NZ M rating
NZ

90:01s
=86:25s

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language for:
  • 2016 cinema release. This was unreleased with the distributors preferring a cut 12A rating.

UK: The BBFC originally passed the film 15 uncut for strong language, nudity, brief surgical detail for:

  • 2016 cinema release

A few days later the consumer advice was changed to remove the reference to nudity and surgical images. The entry then became: strong language. The original advice was restored after the rating was reduced to 12A.

Australia: The original MA15+ rating was downrated to M (PG-15) for nudity   on appeal. The Review board explained:

A three-member panel of the Classification Review Board has unanimously determined that the film Embrace is classified M (Mature) with the consumer advice Nudity .

The National Classification Code and Classification Guidelines allows for nudity to occur at the M level if it is justified by context. In the Classification Review Board's opinion Embrace warrants an M classification because the scenes of nudity and of women's breasts and genitals in the film are justified by the context of the documentary approach to women's body image and their impact is no higher than moderate.

New Zealand: Passed M with a descriptive note for offensive language and nudity .

The New Zealand M rating is an advisory 16 rating.
BBFC cut
9s
category
cuts
12A cert 90:01s UK: Passed 12A for infrequent strong language, nudity, brief surgical detail after 9s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2017 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to reduce the number of uses of strong language (by bleeping spoken uses and blurring written uses) in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.

The BBFC Insight reveals a few more details about the content after cuts:

Infrequent strong language ('fuck') is seen on a website page. There is also milder bad language, including uses of shit , arse and God , and some bleeped and visually obscured additional uses of stronger language.

There is brief sexualised nudity, including a shot of pole dancing. Several scenes feature non sexual nudity, including female genital nudity.

Fast & Furious 8

 

fast and furious 8

Fast & Furious 8 is a 2017 USA / Japan / France / Canada / UK / American Samoa / Samoa action crime thriller by F Gary Gray.
Starring Dwayne Johnson, Charlize Theron and Vin Diesel. BBFC link IMDb

BBFC advised category cuts were made for a 2017 12A rated cinema release.

Summary Notes

Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game-and the rest of the crew has been exonerated-the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime he can't seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before. From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, the elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world's stage... and to bring home the man who made them a family.

BBFC cut
BBFC advised
category
cuts
~30s
12A 135:57s
=130:31s

UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, infrequent strong language after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:
  • 2017 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • This film was originally seen for advice. The company was informed it was likely to be classified 15 uncut but that their preferred 12A classification could be achieved by reducing one scene of violence. When the film was submitted for formal classification, that moment of violence had been acceptably reduced and the film was classified 12A.

Comparison of running time in Germany suggests that the cuts amounted to about 30s.

Hebbuli Hebbuli is a 2017 action drama by S Krishna and Rudresh M Gowda.
Starring Crazy Star V Ravichandran, Abhinaya Chakravarthy Kechchedeya Kichcha Sudeepa and Amala Paul. BBFC link

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

BBFC cut
category cuts
1:16s
12A 140:04s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, threat after 1:16s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2017 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Distributor chose to remove sequences of strong violence and bloody detail in order to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available.

Ironmaster

  • Jernets Herre

Ironmaster--Umberto Lenzi-- DVD

Ironmaster is a 1983 Italy / France action adventure by Umberto Lenzi (as Humphrey Milestone).
Starring Sam Pasco, Elvire Audray and George Eastman. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC in 1986 for 15 rated VHS and again in 2017 for DVD/Blu-ray.. Released 15 uncut in Denmark.

Summary Notes

A tale that takes place at the dawn of history. The movie tells the story of a tribe that discovers how to fashion weapons out of iron and use them for their own survival. However, the creation of iron also causes the tribe to battle for possession of the new weapons.

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uncut
Denmark flag
Denmark
15
~90:00s Denmark: Rated 15 uncut for:
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
8s
15 89:20s

submitted
89:27s
UK: Passed 15 for strong violence, injury detail after 8s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 2017 88 Films Limited [Dubbed] video
The BBFC commented:
  • Compulsory cuts were required to remove a depiction of animal cruelty, in the case the killing of a boar.
BBFC cut
category cuts
24s

cut
shortened

15 84:08s

UK: A short version was passed 15 after 24s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1986 Medusa Communications VHS

John Wick: Chapter 2

  • John Wick 2

Poster John Wick Chapter 2 2017 Chad Stahelski

John Wick: Chapter 2 is a 2017 USA action crime thriller by Chad Stahelski.
Starring Ruby Rose, Keanu Reeves and Bridget Moynahan. BBFC link IMDb

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

Summary Notes

The continuing adventures of former hitman, John Wick.

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uncut
MPAA R   US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for strong violence throughout, some language and brief nudity.
BBFC cut
category cuts
23s
15 122:15s
=117:22s

submitted
122:38s
=117:44s
UK: Passed 15 for strong violence, gory images, suicide scene, language after 23s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2017 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to reduce bloody injury detail in a suicide scene in order to obtain a 15 classification.. An uncut 18 classification was available.
Jolly Llb 2 Jolly Llb 2 is a 2017 comedy drama by Subhash Kapoor.
Starring Akshay Kumar, Annu Kapoor and Huma Qureshi. BBFC link

BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A cinema release in 2017

BBFC cut
category cuts
23s
12A 136:56s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, occasional bloody images, suicide scene after 23s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2017 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • The distributor chose to remove images of strong bloody violence in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available.
Khaidi No. 150 Khaidi No. 150 is a 2017 action drama by VVVinayak.
Starring Chiranjeevi, Kajal Aggarwal and Tarun Arora. BBFC link

BBFC category cuts were required for a 2017 12A rated cinema release

BBFC cut
category cuts
51s
12A 141:01s  

UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, occasional bloody moments after 51s of BBFC category cuts for:

  • 2017 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to reduce moments of stronger violence in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available.

The Kitchen: World Chef Battle

  kitchen world chef battle

The Kitchen: World Chef Battle (Kukhnya. Poslednyaya bitva) is a 2017 Russia comedy by Anton Fedotov.
Starring Dmitriy Nazarov, Dmitriy Nagiev and Sergey Lavygin. BBFC link IMDb

BBFC cuts were required for an incorrect rating symbol for 2017 cinema release.

Promotional Material

This time Chef Victor Barinov and his team set off to Sochi, where the World Chef Championship will take place. Chef will have to persuade professional jury that he is the best Chef in the world. Well, a certain dark horse will help him in the struggle -- on the eve of the championship Chef suddenly finds out about his son Ivan. Ivan is more interested in the beauty Anna, who stands for France team.

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
8s
15 114:27s UK: Passed 15 for strong language after 8s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 2017 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Compulsory cut required to remove an incorrect classification symbol that does not reflect the BBFC classification of the work.
Motta Shiva Ketta Shiva Motta Shiva Ketta Shiva is a 2017 action thriller by Sai Ramani.
Starring Raghava Lawrence, Nikki Galrani and Sathyaraj. BBFC link

BBFC category cuts were required for a 2017 12A rated cinema release.

BBFC cut
category cuts
1:49s
12A 149:22s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, bloody images, references to sexual violence after 1:49s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2017 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove sexual violence and reduce stronger moments of violence in order to obtain a 12A. 15 uncut was available.
Naam Shabana Naam Shabana is a 2017 thriller by Shivam Nair.
Starring Tapsee Pannu, Manoj Bajpayee and Prithviraj Sukumaran. BBFC link

BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2017.

BBFC cut
category cuts
37s
12A   UK: Then passed 12A for moderate violence, occasional bloody images after 37s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2017 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to make reductions to strong violence and injury detail in order to obtain a 12A classification.
uncut
uncut
15 143:52s
146:37s
UK: Originally passed 15 uncut for strong violence, drug misuse for:
  • 2017 cinema release
1971: Beyond Borders 1971: Beyond Borders is a 2017 war drama by Major Ravi.
Starring Mohanlal, Allu Sirish and Asha Sharath. BBFC link

BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated 2017 cinema release

BBFC cut
category cuts
3:27s
12A 130:37s UK: Passed 12A for infrequent strong language, moderate violence, images of real dead bodies after 3:27s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2017 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • The distributor chose to remove scenes of strong violence and bloody detail in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available.
Oru Mexican Aparatha Oru Mexican Aparatha is a 2017 drama by Tom Emmatty.
Starring Tovino Thomas, Neeraj Madhav and Roopesh Peethambaran. BBFC link

BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated 2017 cinema release

BBFC cut
category cuts
3:50s
12A 138:05s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, drug misuse after 3:50s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2017 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to reduce a number of scenes of strong bloody violence in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.
Raajakumara Raajakumara is a 2017 action drama by Santhosh Ananddram.
Starring Nandeesha Boregowda, Priya Anand and Avinash. BBFC link

BBFC category cut were required for a 2017 12A rated cinema release.

BBFC cut
category cuts
17s
12A 148:24s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence after 17s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2017 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove moments of stronger violence in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available.
Raees Raees is a 2017 India action crime thriller by Rahul Dholakia.
Starring Sunny Leone, Shah Rukh Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

The film is set in the early 80's and 90's in Gujarat. The fictitious story of a man who builds an empire in the state of Gujarat, the only state that still follows prohibition. It's a story about his rise and his relationships, which help him become the single most powerful man in the state.

BBFC cut
advised category cuts
12A 143:26s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, occasional bloody images after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:
  • 2017 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to make reductions to strong bloody violence and injury detail in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available.
The BBFC commented:
  • This film was seen for advice prior to its submission for formal classification. The company was advised that the film was likely to be passed 15 uncut but that their preferred 12A classification could be achieved by reducing a number of scenes of strong bloody violence. When the film was submitted for formal classification most of the scenes highlighted at the advice stage had been acceptably reduced. However, one scene had not been acceptably reduced and further cuts were therefore required in that scene.
Rangoon Rangoon is a 2016 war romance by Vishal Bharadwaj.
Starring Kangana Ranaut, Saif Ali Khan and Shahid Kapoor. BBFC link

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

BBFC cut
category cuts
1:52s
12A 148:26s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, drug references, infrequent strong language after 1:52s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2017 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove shots of drug misuse and strong bloody violence in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available.
Sarkar 3 Sarkar 3 is a 2017 crime thriller by Ram Gopal Varma.
Starring Amitabh Bachchan, Manoj Bajpayee and Jackie Shroff. BBFC link

A BBFC category cut was required for a 12A rated 2017 cinema release

BBFC cut
category cuts
2s
12A 130:11s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence after 2s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2017 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove a moment of strong violence in order to achieve a 12A rating. An uncut 15 classification was available.
Take Off Take Off is a 2017 thriller by Mahesh Narayanan.
Starring Parvathy, Kunchacko Boban and Fahadh Faasil. BBFC link

BBFC category cut were required for a 2017 12A rated cinema release.

BBFC cut
category cuts
1:16s
12A 136:01s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, threat, bloody images, infrequent strong language after 1:16s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2017 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove sequences of strong violence and images of strong bloody injury detail in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available.
Yaman Yaman is a 2017 drama by Jeeva Shankar.
Starring Vijay Antony, Miya George and Thiagarajan. BBFC link

BBFC category cuts were required for a 2017 12A rated cinema release

BBFC cut
category cuts
1:09s
12A 150:46s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, infrequent moderate language, a scene of hanging after 1:09s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2017 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • The distributor chose to cut stronger moments of violence (blood spurts during a fight sequence) in order to achieve a 12A category. 15 uncut was available to the distributor.