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BBFC Cuts 2018...

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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Adventure in Sahara

Adventure in Sahara is a 1938 USA action romance by D Ross Lederman.
Starring Paul Kelly, C Henry Gordon and Lorna Gray. BBFC link IMDb

BBFC animal cruelty cuts required for PG rated 2018 video release. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

Agadez is a lonely French outpost baking under the desert sun and commanded by the cruel and oppressive Captain Savatt (C. Henry Gordon). To it comes, at his own request, Legionnaire Jim Wilson (Paul Kelly soon followed by his fianc39e, Carla Preston (Lorna Gray), who has been tracing him from post to post. Legionnaires seize the fort and turn Savitt loose in the Arab-haunted desert with only a fraction of the water and food needed to get back to civilization. But Savitt gets through and returns to the fort at the head of an avenging troop of men. But Arabs surround Savitt and his men, and the mutineers, knowing that to leave the fort and aid them means their own death...

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA Unrated ~56:00s UK: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
2s
PG 56:21s UK: Passed PG for mild violence, language after 2s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 2018 Powerhouse Films UK [4:3] video
The BBFC commented:
  • Cut required to remove sight of a horse being tripped and made to fall onto its head and neck..
Agnyathavasi Agnyathavasi is a 2018 comedy thriller by Trivikram Srinivas.
Starring Pawan Kalyan, Keerthi Suresh and Anu Emmanuel. BBFC link
BBFC category cuts were required for a 2018 cinema release.
BBFC cut
category cuts
1:23s
12A 158:08s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, injury detail after 1:23s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2018 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.
Aravindha Sametha Veera Raghava Aravindha Sametha Veera Raghava is a 2018 India action drama by Trivikram Srinivas.
Starring NT Rama Rao Jr, Pooja Hegde and Jagapathi Babu. BBFC link IMDb

The distributors made category cuts for a 12A rated cinema release in 2018.

cut
pre-cut
  12A cert 153:07s UK: A pre-cut version was passed 12A for moderate violence, injury detail ( 153:07s )
  BBFC uncut
uncut
  15 cert 161:30s UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence ( 161:30s ). This version was ot released with the distributors preferring a cut 12A release.
Bharath Ane Nenu Bharath Ane Nenu is a 2018 drama by Koratala Siva.
Starring Mahesh Babu, Prakash Raj and Kiara Advani. BBFC link

BBFC category cuts wee required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2018.

BBFC cut
category cuts
1:52s
12A 166:36s  

UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence after 1:52s of BBFC category cuts for:

  • 2018 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove moments of strong violence in order to achieve a 12A rating. An uncut 15 classification was available.
Andhadhun
  • Mud mud ke na dekh
Andhadhun is a 2018 India comedy mystery thriller by Sriram Raghavan.
Starring Tabu, Ayushmann Khurrana and Radhika Apte. BBFC link IMDb

BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2018.

Summary Notes

He sees what he shouldn't. She sees what he couldn't. So the question is, does he see it or not?

BBFC cut
BBFC category cuts
50s
12A 138:28s
=132:56s

submitted
139:18s
=133:44s
UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, threat, occasional bloody images after 50s of BBFC BBFC category cuts:
  • 2018 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove strong language, as well as images of strong violence and bloody injury detail, in order to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available.

Brawl in Cell Block 99

 

Brawl in Cell Block 99 is a 2017 USA action crime thriller by S Craig Zahler.
Starring Jennifer Carpenter, Vince Vaughn and Tom Guiry. BBFC link IMDb

Uncut and 18 rated for UK cinema released and 2017 DVD and Blu-ray. The BBFC later passed a 15 rated cut version. The film is uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

A former boxer-turned-drug runner lands in a prison battleground after a deal gets deadly.

BBFC uncut
uncut
18

MPAA Unrated

132:14s
=126:57s

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, injury detail for: US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
category cuts
44s
15 131:54s

submitted
132:38s
UK: Passed 15 for strong violence, threat, language, injury detail, sex and drug references after 44s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2018 Universal Pictures International Entertainment [Some Cuts Substituted] video
The BBFC commented:
  • Distributor chose to reduce or remove moments of stronger. sadistic violence and injury detail in order to achieve a 15 classification. An uncut 18, in line with previous versions of the work, was available.

The DVD and Blu-ray has already be released in uncut 18 rated DVD and Blu-ray form. It is not yet clear where this cut 15 rated version will be used.
 

Cannibal Ferox

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  • Cannibal Feroz
  • Make them Die Slowly
  • Let them Die Slowly
  • Woman from Deep River
  • Die Rache der Kannibalen

 

 

Cannibal Ferox is a 1981 Italian adventure by Umberto Lenzi.
With Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Lorraine De Selle and Danilo Mattei. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Released cut and uncut on pre-cert videos that were destined to become video nasties. Extensively cut by the BBFC for 2001 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Review: Delivers the Goods

Three friends out to disprove cannibalism meet two men on the run who tortured and enslaved a cannibal tribe to find emeralds, and now the tribe is out for revenge.

Not a patch on Deodato's excellent Cannibal Holocaust , which is just as gory and a hell of a lot more realistic, with believable actors and an intelligent script. In comparison, Ferox seems like just an exploitative rip-off. But taken in its own terms, Cannibal Ferox does deliver the goods (I'm talking gore-wise) with hard-to-watch sexual violence accompanying genuine animal deaths. The music is cheesy, and again not up to the standards of Holocaust, but it grows on you.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~93:00s
=~89:00s
US: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
1:55s
18 92:50s
=89:07s

 

UK: Passed 18 for strong bloody violence, gore after some previous cuts waived but still with 1:55s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 2018 Argent Films video
The BBFC commented:
  • Compulsory cuts required to sequences of real animal cruelty.
cut
total
6:57s

BBFC cut
6s

cut
pre-cut
6:51s

18 83:00s UK: Passed 18 after 6:51s of pre-cuts + 6s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2001 Horror Video/S Gold R0 DVD
  • 2001 Horror Video/S Gold VHS

The BBFC cuts were:

  • Cut required to sight of small animal on end of rope banging against side of a jeep

From IMDb. The pre-cuts were:

  • Removed scene of coati being eaten by a snake whilst the adventurers look on.
  • Removed scene of a monkey being attacked by a jaguar.
  • Removed scene of iguana fending off snake
  • Removed scenes of Pat & Mike tormenting a native girl about being a virgin and then threatening to hurt her with a knife drawn across her naked breasts
  • Removed scene of live turtle having its head an legs chopped off.
  • Removed scene of Mike removing a native's eye with a knife.
  • Shortened scene of Joe getting speared and his innards becoming a cannibal feast.
  • Removed scene of Mike being castrated with a machete and then the natives eating the tasty morsel.
  • Removed flashback to Mike's ex-girl being kicked in the head.
  • Removed scene of a crocodile being killed and devoured by natives
  • Removed scenes of Mike's hand being chopped off.
  • When Zora Kerowa is killed, this edited version plays as though she has disappeared, never once showing either the actual event of the aftermath of the famous "hooks through the breasts" death.
  • After having his skull sliced off, cuts to natives eating his brains.

An e-mail from the BBFC explained further:

Cannibal Ferox was passed '18' by the BBFC in 1983 after approximately 7 minutes of cuts to remove scenes of cruelty to animals, sexual violence and some of the film's more extreme moments of violence. Before the introduction of the Video Recordings Act in 1984, the BBFC issued a number of such "informal" video certificates but once the VRA came in to effect (at the beginning of 1985), all such "informally" classified videos had to be judged again under the precise terms of the VRA.

By this stage, both the BBFC cut and uncut versions of Cannibal Ferox (both were released on video in the UK) had been successfully prosecuted under the Obscene Publications Act. It was therefore not possible for the BBFC to provide a formal classification at this stage since our cut version (as well as the uncut version) had been found obscene. The BBFC-cut version of Cannibal Ferox was seen again for classification last year and was finally approved at '18' earlier this year after one brief cut for animal cruelty. The classified version will be the version passed in 1983. By today's standards the cut version of the work was judged to be acceptable at '18' and the previous conviction was not felt to be significant today. The cut version was removed from the DPP list at a later date and there have been no prosecutions since the early 1980s.

cut
pre-cut
6:51s
Video Nasty   UK: In September 1982 the BBFC unofficially approved an 18 video version cut by 6:51s for:
  • 1982 Replay VHS

Cannibal Ferox was listed as a video nasty in July 1983 and both the cut and uncut versions were successfully prosecuted. The cut version was eventually removed from the list.

uncut
uncut
Video Nasty 89:08s UK : Released uncut on pre-cert video for:
  • 1982 Replay VHS

The uncut version was released in August 1982. It was listed as a video nasty in July 1983 and both the cut and uncut versions were successfully prosecuted. The uncut version stayed listed throughout the panic so became a one of the collectable DPP 39's.

Death Wish

Death Wish is a 2017 USA action crime thriller by Eli Roth.
Starring Bruce Willis, Vincent D'Onofrio and Elisabeth Shue. BBFC link IMDb

BBFC category cuts were required for a 15 rated cinema release in 2018. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

A mild-mannered father is transformed into a killing machine after his family is torn apart by a violent act.

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA R

107:25s
 
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence, scene of torture for:
  • 2018 cinema release, unreleased as the distributors preferred a cut 15 rated version

US: Rated R for strong bloody violence, and language throughout.

BBFC cut
category cuts
14s
15 107:11s
 
UK: Passed 15 for strong violence, injury detail, language after 14s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2018 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to make reductions to a scene of torture in order to obtain a 15 classification. An uncut 18 classification was available.

A few days earlier Death was passed 18 uncut but the distributors preferred a cut 15 rated release.

Devadas Devadas is a 2018 India drama by Sriram Adittya.
Starring Nagarjuna Akkineni, Nani and Aakanksha Singh. BBFC link IMDb

BBFC category cuts were made for a 12A rated cinema release in 2018.

Summary Notes

Devadas is a Telugu movie starring Nagarjuna Akkineni, Nani and Rashmika Mandanna in prominent roles. It is a drama written and directed by Sriram Adittya, forming part of the crew.

BBFC cut
BBFC category cuts
26s
12A 159:12s
=152:50s

submitted
159:38s
=153:15s
UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, injury detail after 26s of BBFC BBFC category cuts:
  • 2018 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove stronger moments of violence in order to achieve a 12A. An uncut 15 was available.
uncut
uncut
15 cert 159:38s
=153:15s

 
UK: Previously passed 15 uncut for strong violence for:
  • 2018 cinema release

 The distributors opted for a cut 12A rated release instead

The Equalizer 2

The Equalizer 2 is a 2018 USA action crime thriller by Antoine Fuqua.
Starring Pedro Pascal, Denzel Washington and Bill Pullman. BBFC link IMDb

BBFC Category cuts were required for a 15 rated cinema release in 2018. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed, but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA R   US: Rated R for brutal violence throughout, language, and some drug content.
BBFC cut
advised category cuts
15 120:34s UK: Passed 15 for strong violence, threat, language, drug misuse after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:
  • 2018 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 18 uncut but that their preferred 15 classification could be achieved by making reductions to scenes of strong violence and gore. When the film was submitted for formal classification these scenes had been acceptably reduced.
Every Day

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Every Day is a 2018 USA romance by Michael Sucsy.
Starring Maria Bello, Debby Ryan and Justice Smith. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release and 12 rated video in 2018. Uncut and PG-13 rated in the US.

Summary Notes

Based on David Levithan's acclaimed bestselling novel, EVERY DAY tells the story of Rhiannon, a 16-year old girl who falls in love with a mysterious spirit named "A" that inhabits a different body every day. Feeling an unmatched connection, Rhiannon and "A" work each day to find each other, not knowing what or WHO the next day will bring. The more the two fall in love, the more the idea of loving someone who is a different person every 24 hours takes a toll on Rhiannon and "A", leaving them to make a decision that will change their lives forever.

uncut
Uncut
MPAA PG-13   US: Rated PG-13 for thematic content, language, teen drinking, and suggestive material.
BBFC cut
category cuts
4-10s
12 cert

12A

97:22s UK: Passed 12 for moderate bad language, infrequent suicide references after 10s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2018 Vertigo Releasing [16:9] video

UK: Passed 12A for moderate bad language, infrequent suicide references after 4s of BBFC category cuts for:

  • 2018 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove images of suicide techniques in order to obtain a 12A rating. An uncut 18 classification was available.

The Festival

 

The Festival is a 2018 UK comedy by Iain Morris.
Starring Joe Thomas, Hammed Animashaun and Claudia O'Doherty. BBFC link IMDb

BBFC advised category cuts were made for a 15 rated cinema release in 2018.

Summary Notes

When Nick's girlfriend dumps him at graduation, he has a colossal meltdown in front of the entire university. He's convinced his life is over, but his best mate Shane has the perfect solution: three days at an epic music festival. With the help of "festival aficionado" and certified oddball Amy, Shane tries to get Nick to embrace the music, the mayhem and the mud. From the creators of the Inbetweeners comes The Festival, a movie about friendship, growing up, and going mad in a field.

BBFC cut
advised
category
cuts
15 97:59s
=94:04s

UK: Passed 15 for strong sex references, crude humour, sex, drug misuse, very strong language after BBFC advised category pre-cuts for:
  • 2018 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 making reductions to three sequences of crude and sexual behaviour. When the film was submitted for formal classification acceptable reductions has been made the film was classified 15.

Final Score

Final Score is a 2018 UK action film by Scott Mann.
Starring Pierce Brosnan, Dave Bautista and Ray Stevenson. BBFC link IMDb

BBFC Category cuts were required for a 15 rated cinema release in 2018.

Summary Notes

Some scores will never be settled.

BBFC cut
advised category cuts
15 104:12s UK: Passed 15 for strong violence, language after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:
  • 2018 Signature Entertainment video
  • 2018 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • This film was originally seen for advice. The company was told it was likely to be classified 18 but that their preferred 15 could be achieved by making reductions to stronger moments of violence. When the film was submitted for formal classification these moments had been acceptably reduced and the film was classified 15.

Summary Notes

Some scores will never be settled.

The Grinch

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas

The Grinch is a 2018 China / USA children's cartoon comedy by Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier.
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch. BBFC link IMDb

BBFC category cuts were required for a U rated cinema releases in 2018.

Summary Notes

For their eighth fully animated feature, Illumination and Universal Pictures present The Grinch, based on Dr. Seuss' beloved holiday classic. The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl's generous holiday spirit. Funny, heartwarming, and visually stunning, it's a universal story about the spirit of Christmas and the indomitable power of optimism. Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch lends his voice to the infamous Grinch, who lives a solitary life inside a cave on Mt. Crumpet with only his loyal dog, Max, for company. With a cave rigged with inventions and contraptions for his day-to-day needs, the Grinch only sees his neighbors in Whoville when he runs out of food. Each year at Christmas they disrupt his tranquil solitude with their increasingly bigger, brighter, and louder celebrations. When the Whos declare they are going to make Christmas three times bigger this year, the Grinch ...

BBFC cut
BBFC category cuts
1s
U 89:55s
=86:19s

UK: 2D and 3D versions passed U for mild slapstick, very mild bad language after 1s of BBFC category cuts:
  • 2018 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • The work had Cuts for Category cuts made. Company chose to remove a use of mild bad language in order to obtain a U classification. An uncut PG was available.
Gulaebaghavali Gulaebaghavali is a 2018 action comedy drama by Kalyaan.
Starring Prabhu Deva, Hansika Motwani and Revathi. BBFC link
BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2018.
BBFC cut
category cuts
18s
12A 127:53s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, threat after 18s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2018 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove scenes of strong violence in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available.
Guru Da Banda Guru Da Banda is a 2018 India animation movie by Jassi Chana. BBFC link

BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2018.

BBFC cut
BBFC category cuts
1:03s
12A 134:56s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, injury detail, threat after 1:03s of BBFC BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2018 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Distributor has chosen to remove moments of strong violence in order to achieve a 12A rating. Cuts made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An uncut 15 classification was available.
Junga Junga is a 2018 action comedy film by Gokul.
Starring Vijay Sethupathi, Sayyeshaa Saigal and Yogi Babu. BBFC link

BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2018.

BBFC cut
category cuts
46s
12A 155:13s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, language after 46s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2018 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove stronger moments of violence in order to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available.
Kaala Kaala is a 2018 action drama by Pa Ranjith.
Starring Rajinikanth, Huma Qureshi and Nana Patekar. BBFC link

BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2018.

BBFC cut
category cuts
2:21s
12A 159:20s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, threat, injury detail after 2:21s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2018 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • The company chose to remove scenes of strong violence in order to achieve a '12A' classification. An uncut '15' was available.
Kaali Kaali is a 2018 drama by Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi.
Starring Vijay Antony, Sunaina and Anjali. BBFC link

BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2018.

BBFC cut
category cuts
35s
12A 129:59s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, threat, brief bloody images after 35s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2018 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Cuts made to scenes of strong violence in order to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.
Kande Kande is a 2018 drama by Kavi Raz.
Starring Preet Baath, Kamal Virk and Yograj Singh. BBFC link

BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2018.

BBFC cut
category cuts
1:53s
12A 112:49s  

UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, language, drug references after 1:53s of BBFC category cuts for:

  • 2018 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove moments of strong violence and drug misuse in order to achieve a 12A rating. An uncut 15 classification was available.
Kayamkulam Kocchunni

Kayamkulam Kocchunni is a 2018 action drama by Roshan Andrews.
Starring Nivin Pauly, Mohanlal and Sunny Wayne. BBFC link
BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2018
BBFC cut
category cuts
13s
12A 165:43s UK: Passed 12A for Moderate violence, threat, injury detail after 13s of BBFC category cuts
  • 2018 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Distributor chose to reduce scenes of strong violence in order to receive a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available
Kolamavu Kokila Kolamavu Kokila is a 2018 crime drama by Nelson.
Starring Nayanthara, Yogi Babu and Saranya Ponvannan. BBFC link

BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2018.

BBFC cut
BBFC category cuts
5:12s
12A 134:53s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, threat, injury detail, drug references after 5:12s of BBFC BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2018 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Cuts for 12A category required to remove scenes of strong violence and threat, and scenes of sexual threat. A 15 uncut category was available to the company.
The Little Vampire

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The Little Vampire is a 2017 Netherlands / Germany / Denmark / UK family animation comedy by Richard Claus and Karsten Kiilerich.
Starring Rasmus Hardiker, Amy Saville and Jim Carter. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for a U rated cinema and home video release in 2018.

Summary Notes

The story of Rudolph, a thirteen year old vampire, whose clan is threatened by a notorious vampire hunter. He meets Tony, a mortal of the same age, who is fascinated by old castles, graveyards and - vampires. Tony helps Rudolph in an action and humor packed battle against their adversaries, and together they save Rudolph's family and become friends.

BBFC cut
category cuts
29s
U 81:52s
=78:36s

submitted
82:21s
=79:03s
UK: Passed U for mild comic violence, threat, very mild bad language after 29s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2018 Signature Entertainment video
  • 2018 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove a scene of potentially dangerous imitable behaviour involving electricity in order to achieve a U classification. An uncut PG was available.

Macbeth

 

Macbeth is a 2018 UK drama by Kit Monkman.
Starring Wunmi Mosaku, Al Weaver and Mark Rowley. BBFC link IMDb

The film was pre-cut for a 12A rated cinema release in 2018. Presumably will later be 15 and uncut on home video.

Summary Notes

Brilliant young general Macbeth pulls off a glorious victory in battle before returning to an indolent court where honours are dispensed by whim. Spurred on by prophesying drifters and an ambitious wife, Macbeth sets his sights on the throne. In Kit Monkman's adventurous new adaptation, this compelling tale of unchecked ambition, soured friendship, lost intimacy and the descent into nihilism is encountered in a strange and claustrophobic territory partly conjured by the mind.

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 121:06s

UK: Passed 15 uncut for infrequent strong sex for:
  • 2018 GSP STUDIOS video
  • 2018 cinema release, unreleased in favour of a cut 12A rated version
BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut
39s

12A 120:27s

UK: A pre-cut version shorter by 39s was passed 12A for moderate sex, violence, gore without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 2018 cinema release

Clearly the 'strong sex' was cut.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

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  • Maze Runner: La Cura Mortal

 

Maze Runner: The Death Cure is a 2018 USA action Sci-Fi thriller by Wes Ball.
Starring Rosa Salazar, Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Dylan O'Brien. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC advised category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2018. The film was passed 12 uncut for home video. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.

Summary Notes

In the epic finale to The Maze Runner Saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary last city, a WCKD controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get the answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze. Will Thomas and the crew make it out alive? Or will Ava Paige get her way?

BBFC uncut
uncut
12 cert

MPAA PG-13

137:55s UK: The International Version was passed 12 uncut for moderate violence, threat, language for:

Note that disk extras for the 2018 home video release have been cut with 20s of bad language missing from the gag reel to avoid a 15 rating.

Somewhat unusually the home video release appears uncut at the same age rating as the cut cinema version. The cuts for the cinema version were not made for specific violent scenes, just for overall scariness. Perhaps the BBFC felt that the film is not so scary on the small screen and so the cinema cuts were not required.

Thanks to Stuart who suggests that maybe the cuts were made thinking of the under 12s at a cinema screening who are allowed if accompanied by adults. The 12 rating for home video does not consider under 12s.

And thanks to Jon who suggests that it's more to do with the aural experience of a film in a cinema, compared to watching it on TV at home. The violence won't seem quite as visceral or shocking in a home setting.

BBFC cut
BBFC advised
category cuts
12A 141:35s
=135:55s

UK: 2D and 3D UK cinema version was passed 12A for moderate violence, threat, language after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:
  • 2018 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. When the film was formally submitted, changes had been made and, consequently, the film was passed 12A.
Mountain of the Cannibal God

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  • Slave of the Cannibal God
  • La Montagna del dio Cannibale
  • The Prisoner of the Cannibal God

Mountain of the Cannibal God DVD

Mountain of the Cannibal God is a 1978 Italian adventure by Sergio Martino
With Ursula Andress and Stacey Keach. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
All UK releases have been cut for animal cruelty. The film was banned as a video nasty in 1983. There is an uncut extended version released in the US. This Extended Version was passed 18 for 2018 video but was still cut for animal cruelty.

Summary Review: Very tasty little snack

Another 70's cannibal flick that is much better than expected.

You've got the hot, scantily-clad Ursula Andress and her crew on a quest through the jungles of New Guinea. They get ambushed by some blood thirsty savages of course. This tribe looks extremely heinous. Their masks are what really stood out for me in this movie. Freaky! When the maniacal tribe leader sees Ursula, he might develop a different kind of hunger.

You've got all your basic cannibal flick essentials--blood, gore, decapitations, nudity, violence with animals. The acting and dialogue are good enough not to hamper the story. It may not be extremely original, but hey, if it ain't broke...

uncut
Extended Version
MPAA
Unrated
102:48s
=98:41s
US: The Extended Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

The Extended Version features 4 minutes of previously unseen rape, bestiality and masturbation scenes. It also restores the explicit castration scene to the movie. This extra material is said to have been taken from the director's private collection.

BBFC cut
2:01s
18 100:29s
=96:28s
 
UK: The Extended Version was assed 18 for strong violence, gore, sex after 2:01s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 2018 Argent Films video
The BBFC commented:
  • Compulsory cuts required to remove six sequences of animal cruelty in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy.
BBFC cut
2:06s
18

Video Nasty

X cert

92:17s UK: Passed 18 after 2:06s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2013 Cornerstone Media R2 DVD
  • 2008 Orbit/Blackhorse R2 DVD
  • 2003 Vipco R0 DVD
  • 2001 Protected/Vipco R0 DVD
  • 2001 Protected/Vipco VHS

The BBFC commented:

  • Cuts required to sight of animal cruelty, including animals being goaded to fight each other

UK: The cut cinema version was released on pre-cert video for:

  • UK 1981 Hokushin VHS titled Prisoner of the Cannibal God

This was banned and added to the list of video nasties in November 1983. It was removed from the list in May 1985.

UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:

  • 1978 cinema release titled Prisoner of the Cannibal God
  • 1978 cinema release titled Mountain of the Cannibal God

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com :

  • Cuts to a crocodile getting the better of a turtle
  • Some shots missing from a snake eating a monkey
  • Cuts to a crocodile taking live lunch on another turrtle
  • A fight between a snake and a hawk is missing
Naa Peru Surya, Na Illu India Naa Peru Surya, Na Illu India is a 2018 action comedy drama by Vakkantham Vamsi.
Starring Allu Arjun, Boman Irani and Anu Emmanuel. BBFC link

BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2018.

BBFC cut
category cuts
1:03s
12A 162:13s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence after 1:03s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2018 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • The company chose to remove scenes of strong violence in order to achieve a '12A' classification. An uncut '15' was available.

The Planter's Wife

  • Outpost in Malaya
  • White Blood

The Planter's Wife is a 1952 UK adventure drama by Ken Annakin.
Starring Claudette Colbert, Jack Hawkins and Anthony Steel. BBFC link IMDb

Uncut for 1952 cinema release but cut for animal cruelty in a PG rated video release in 2018.

Summary Notes

The marriage of rubber-plantation owner Jim Frazer and his wife, Liz, which has survived many disasters, including years in a Japanese internment camp, is at a breaking point. Under constant threats of bandit attacks and concerned with the safety of his plantation and the people on it, Jim spares no time for his marriage. Liz is to take their young son, Mike, home to school in England, and, without telling Jim, does not plan to return. A neighboring plantation is attacked and the owner killed just prior to her departure. Liz and Jim get arms and ammunition from a near-by town, and a night of terror follows as the bandits attack.

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
1:18s
PG 84:42s

submitted
86:00s
UK: Passed PG for mild violence, threat after 1:18s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 2018 Strawberry Media video
The BBFC commented:
  • Compulsory cut required to remove sight of animal cruelty (cobra and mongoose fight).
BBFC uncut
uncut
A pre 1970 91:20s
=87:41s

UK: Passed A (PG) uncut for:
  • 1952 cinema release
Race 3

Race 3 is a 2018 India action thriller by Remo D'Souza (as Remo).
Starring Anil Kapoor, Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez. BBFC link IMDb

Revolves around a family that deals in borderline crime; ruthless and vindictive to the core.

uncut
uncut
CBFC
U/A
  India: Passed U/A (12A) uncut for cinema release

The UK cuts have generated interest in India with the perspective that it shows that Indian censors are not strict enough. Free Press Journal reports:

A source from the Indian censor board finds the discrepancy between the Indian and British censor's perception to be disconcerting. Are we to presume that the Indian censor board is more liberal than its British counterpart?

To be honest we did have reservations about certain shots being suitable for a 'UA' certification. But there is a standing instruction from above (meaning the I &B ministry) that nothing should be cut from any film unless absolutely necessary.

We are looking at an era of unstoppable liberalism in the censor board. This is to countermand the sanskari era of Pahlaj Nihalani .

BBFC cut
category cuts
1:20s
12A 158:30s
158:30s
UK: 2D and 3D versions were passed 12A for moderate violence, sex references after 1:20s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2018 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • The company has chosen to remove scenes of strong violence in order to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.

Red Sparrow

  • Operación Red Sparrow

Red Sparrow is a 2018 USA mystery thriller by Francis Lawrence.
Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton and Mary-Louise Parker. BBFC link IMDb

Uncut and MPAA R rated in  the US. The film was cut in the UK for a 15 rated cinema release.

Summary Notes

A young Russian intelligence officer is assigned to seduce a first-tour CIA agent who handles the CIA's most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence. The two young officers collide in a charged atmosphere of trade-craft, deception, and inevitably forbidden passion that threatens not just their lives but the lives of others as well.

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA R ~139:00s
=134:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for strong violence, torture, sexual content, language and some graphic nudity.
BBFC cut
advised category cuts
15 139:50s
=134:14s

UK: Passed 15 for strong bloody violence, gore, sexual violence, sex, very strong language after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:
  • 2018 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 making reductions in one scene of strong sadistic violence (a garroting). When the film was submitted for formal classification appropriate reductions had been made in that scene and the film was classified 15.
Reinventing Marvin

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  • Marvin ou la belle éducation
  • Marvin

Reinventing Marvin is a 2017 France gay drama by Anne Fontaine.
Starring Finnegan Oldfield, Grégory Gadebois and Vincent Macaigne. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC cuts were required for 15 rated cinema release and DVD in 2018.

Summary Notes

A young man runs away from his family to become an actor.

BBFC cut
compulsory BBFC cuts
6s
15 108:57s

UK: Passed 15 for sexual violence, strong language, sex, nudity after 6s of BBFC compulsory BBFC cuts for:
  • 2018 Peccadillo Pictures video
  • 2018 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Cuts required to remove potentially indecent images of a child in accordance with the Protection of Children Act 1978.

The BBFC further commented in board meeting minutes:

Reinventing Marvin is a French drama submitted for cinema classification which features a scene in which the central character is subjected to a sexual assault by an older boy at school.

The Head of Compliance requested proofs of age for the actors involved, which confirmed the central character is played by an actor who was 15 at the time of filming while the older boy is played by an actor who was 18.

The scene was viewed again by the President and Chief Executive who concluded that the scene includes a potentially indecent image of a child within the meaning of the Protection of Children Act 1978. Accordingly, a cut was required.

The company appealed against the proposed cut, submitting documentary proof that included parental consent and information about the child protection steps taken on set.

The scene was viewed again by the President, Chief Executive, Head of Compliance and Compliance Manager in the light of those further assurances. However, it was concluded that the fact the film makers did not intend to create an indecent image does not alter the fact of the indecency of the image in question. The cut was upheld and has now been made.

Saamy 2

Saamy 2 [Subtitled] is a 2018 India action film by Hari.
Starring Vikram, Trisha Krishnan and Keerthi Suresh. BBFC link IMDb

BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2018.

BBFC cut
BBFC category cuts
36s
12A 155:18s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, injury detail, threat after 36s of BBFC BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2018 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • The company chose to remove moments of strong violence in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.
Sajjan Singh Rangroot Sajjan Singh Rangroot is a 2018 war drama by Pankaj Batra.
Starring Diljit Dosanjh, Yograj Singh and Sunanda Sharma. BBFC link

BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2018.

BBFC cut
category cuts
2:00s
12A 137:45s UK: Passed 12A for moderate battle violence, injury detail after 2:00s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2018 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove moments of strong violence in order to achieve a 12A rating. An uncut 15 classification was available
Sailaja Reddy Alludu

Sailaja Reddy Alludu is a 2018 India comedy drama by Maruthi Dasari.
Starring Naga Chaitanya Akkineni, Anu Emmanuel and Ramya Krishnan. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the distributors for a 12A rated cinema release in 2018.

Summary Notes

The movie staring Ramya Krishna, Naga Chaitanya and Anu Emmanuel brings back Telugu dramas from the '90s and early 2000s where the lead actor is up against his love and her strong-headed mother.

BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut
1:13s

12A 145:41s
 
UK: A pre-cut version missing 1:13s was passed 12A for moderate violence for:
  • 2018 cinema release

The day before the film was submitted uncut and was passed 15 for brief strong violence. Presumably the film was rapidly cut by the distributors to remove the brief string violence.

uncut
uncut
15 146:54s

 

UK: Passed 15 uncut for brief strong violence for:
  • 2018 cinema release, unreleased, the distributors preferred a cut 12A release.
Sandakozhi 2

Sandakozhi 2 is a 2018 India action drama by N Linguswamy.
Starring Vishal, Keerthi Suresh and Rajkiran. BBFC link IMDb

Substantial BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2018.

  BBFC cut
category cuts
5:22s
12A 150:05s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, occasional bloody images after 5:22s of BBFC category cuts:
  • 2018 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • This work has Cuts for Category cuts made. Distributor chose to remove scenes of strong violence and injury detail in order to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available.
Seema Raja

Seema Raja is a 2018 India drama by Ponram.
Starring Yogi Babu, Lal and Manobala. BBFC link IMDb

BBFC category cuts were required for a 2018 12A rated cinema release.

BBFC cut
BBFC category cuts
13s
12A 156:36s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence after 13s of BBFC BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2018 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • This work had cuts made for category. The company chose to remove moments of strong violence in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.

Summary Notes

Seemaraja is a Tamil movie starring Sivakarthikeyan and Samantha Akkineni in prominent roles. It is a drama directed by Ponram.

Sketch Sketch is a 2018 action film by Vijay Chandar.
Starring Vikram, Tamannaah Bhaita and Soori. BBFC link
BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A cinema release in 2018
BBFC cut
category cuts
1:04s
12A 135:36s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, injury detail after 1:04s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2018 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove stronger moments of violence in order to achieve a 12A. An uncut 15 was available.

Smallfoot

 

Smallfoot is a 2018 USA children's cartoon comedy by Karey Kirkpatrick and Jason Reisig (co-director).
Starring Zendaya, Channing Tatum and Gina Rodriguez. BBFC link IMDb

Passed PG uncut but the distributors preferred a cut U rated cinema release.

Summary Notes

A Yeti is convinced that the elusive creatures known as "humans" really do exist.

BBFC cut
BBFC category cuts
1s
U 96:09s
=92:18s

UK: Passed U for very mild threat, rude humour, language after 1s of BBFC BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2018 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove a single use of mild bad language ('crap') in order to obtain a U classification. An uncut PG classification was available.
uncut
uncut
PG cert 96:09s
=92:18s

UK: Passed PG uncut for infrequent mild bad language for:
  • 2018 cinema release (unreleased)

The distributors preferred a cut U rated version and 10 days later the BBFC rating was changed to a cut PG.

Thamizh Padam 2 Thamizh Padam 2 is a 2018 comedy film by C S Amudhan.
Starring Shiva, Iswarya Menon and Disha Pandey. BBFC link

BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A cinema release in 2018.

BBFC cut
category cuts
1:49s
12A 143:14s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence after 1:49s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2018 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company made cuts to remove moments of strong bloody violence and verbal jokes about sexual violence in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.

Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid

  • Season 1, Episodes 1 -12

Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid is a 2015 Japan adult action anime TV series
Starring Yuka Iguchi, Mikako Izawa and Yurika Kubo. IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for home video in 2018.

Summary Notes

A virgin girl named Mamori who arrives on an island must compete in battle using special powers only activated through her sexual activity with the other girls on the island.

      UK: BBFC details not yet published but the BBFC has revealed cuts in a board meeting minute:

See Board Meeting minutes [pdf] from bbfc.co.uk

Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid [Season 1, Episodes 1 -12] is a Japanese anime series submitted for DVD classification with an 18 request.

Two of the main characters are described as being 15-years-old and 16-years-old respectively. They are shown engaging in sexual activity, both with each other and with other characters. They are also sexualised.

Sections of the submission were viewed by the Chief Executive, the Head of DEA, the Head of Compliance and the Compliance Manager. It was concluded that the submission is not in violation of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 but that the scenes showing the children engaged in sexual activity, or otherwise being sexualised, are in violation of the harm provisions of the Video Recordings Act 1984 and the BBFC's Guidelines which prohibit portrayals of children in sexualised or abusive contexts. Accordingly, a general cuts list has been issued instructing the distributor to remove all such material throughout.

A Wizard's Tale

 

A Wizard's Tale is a 2018 UK / Mexico family animation comedy by Andrés Couturier.
Starring Lily Collins, Toby Kebbell and Ian McShane. BBFC link IMDb

BBFC category cuts were made for U rated cinema and DVD release in 2018.

Summary Notes

Balloon kingdoms, dopey police dragons and happy wizards are exactly how Terry remembered his Grandmother's whacky fairy tales. Except they are real and it's definitely not as 'cheerful.'

BBFC cut
category cuts
2:05s
U 95:01s
=91:13s

submitted
97:06s
=93:13s
UK: Passed U for very mild threat, comic violence after 2:05s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2018 Signature Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2018 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove a scene in which characters inhale gaseous substances in a manner referecing drug misuse. An uncut PG was available.

Woody Woodpecker

 

Woody Woodpecker is a 2017 USA children's animation comedy by Alex Zamm.
Starring Timothy Omundson, Thaila Ayala and Eric Bauza. BBFC link IMDb

BBFC category cuts required for a PG rated DVD and Blu-ray release in 2018. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.

Promotional Material

Woody Woodpecker is back with his signature laugh, wacky antics and wisecracks in this first ever live-action/animated film. Woody must protect his forest home from Lance Walters (Timothy Omundson) , who starts building his dream mansion in the forest with his son, Tommy, and fiancée, Vanessa (Thaila Ayala) . To make matters worse, he must avoid the clutches of two grizzly poachers. With a series of crazy hijinks to sabotage their plans, Woody proves he'll stop at nothing to defend his turf. Get ready for big laughs in this hilarious comedy about everyone's favorite woodpecker!

uncut
uncut
MPAA PG
MPAA
~91:00s
=~87:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
BBFC cut
category cuts
58s
PG 86:36s UK: Passed PG for mild violence after 58s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2018 Spirit Entertainment RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 30th July 2018
  • 2018 Spirit Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 30th July 2018
The BBFC commented:
  • Cut required to remove a scene of dangerous imitable behaviour (in this case, sight of a character playing with gas). The cut has been made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An uncut 12 was available.

 

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