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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)


Link Here 17th January 2018
Video Cuts Cert Run Time Details
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.
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.
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 Director's Cut DVD  

 

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

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.

Every Day

  every day

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 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
4s
12A

 

97:22s 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.
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.

The Little Vampire

 

Poster Little Vampire 3d 2017 Richard Claus and Karsten Kiiler

The Little Vampire is a 2017 children's cartoon by Richard Claus and Karsten Kiilerich.
Starring Rasmus Hardiker (voice), Amy Saville (voice) and Jim Carter (voice). BBFC link

BBFC category cuts were required for a U rated cinema 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 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

 

Poster Macbeth 2018 Kit Monkman

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 death cure

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.

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

UK: 2D and 3D version were 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

The Planter's Wife

  • Outpost in Malaya
  • White Blood

planters wife

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

Red Sparrow

  • Operación Red Sparrow

Poster Red Sparrow 2018 Francis Lawrence

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.
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
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.

 

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