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News Thursday 23rd February...

BBFC NewsBBFC Daily dont takeme homejpg
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Don't Knock Twice,
MPAAMPAA Weekly Poster Resident Evil Vendetta 2017 Takanori Tsujimoto
Weekly US Ratings from the MPAA
Latest classification decisions

News Monday 20th February...

BBFC NewsBBFC Weekly DVD front cover
Weekly UK Adult Ratings from the BBFC
100% of adult films cut by the BBFC this week, albeit 1 out of 1

BBFC logo MPAA logo

The British Board of Film Classifications are the state designated censors of all video media sold in the UK.

The BBFC are also the cinema censors, but in this capacity, the ultimate decision rests with local councils. BBFC certificates though are generally accepted by the local authorities.

In recent years the BBFC has done a very good in making their decisions accessible to all.
See www.bbfc.co.uk

Contact via email to Dave:
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Comparing European Classifications:

See comparisons from kijkwijzer.nl
 

 

BBFC Podcast

 
Feb 2017 Podcast 64 Star Wars
Jan 2017 Podcast 63 Stranger Things/The Goonies
December 2016 Podcast 62 David Austin Q&A
November 2016 Podcast 61 Diamonds are Forever
November 2016 Podcast 60 Scream
October 2016 Podcast 59 Drug misuse
October 2016 Podcast 58 Labyrinth & Zootroplis
September 2016 Podcast 57 Something Wild
August 2016 Podcast 56 Victim (1971)
July 2016 Podcast 55 Victim (1961)
July 2016 Podcast 54 Spoilers
June 2016 Podcast 53 Macbeth (1971)
June 2016 Podcast 52 Gremlins
June 2016 Podcast 51 Romeo and Juliet (1968)
May 2016 Podcast 50 The Exorcist
May 2016 Podcast 49 The Life of Brian
April 2016 Podcast 48 The Good the Bad & the Ugly
April 2016 Podcast 47 Monty Python's Holy Grail
March 2016 Podcast 46 Natural Born Killers
March 2016 Podcast 45 The Hunger Games
March 2016 Podcast 44 Goblet of Fire
February 2016 Podcast 43 Saturday Night Fever
February 2016 Podcast 42 MPAA speak about piracy
January 2016 Podcast 41 The Lovely Bones
January 2016 Podcast 40 Texas Chainsaw Massacre
December 2015 Podcast 39 Rebel Without a Cause
December 2015 Podcast 38 Jaws
November 2015 Podcast 37 Borderline Decisions
November 2015 Podcast 36 Alien
November 2015 Podcast 35 Temple of Doom
October 2015 Podcast 34 Part 2 Sci-Fi Films
Sept 2015 Podcast 34 Part 1 Sci-Fi Films
Sept 2015 Podcast 33 Bedazzled (1967)
Sept 2015 Podcast 32 Classifying Discrimination 2
August 2015 Podcast 32 Classifying Discrimination 1
August 2015 Podcast 31 Historic Annual Reports
July 2015 Podcast 30 Django
June 2015 Podcast 29 Superhero films
April 2015 Podcast 28 James Ferman Part 2
March 2015 Podcast 27 Classifying Comedy
January 2015 Podcast 26 James Ferman Part 1
November 2014 Podcast 25 The Into Film Festival
October 2014 Podcast 24 Stephen Murphy
August 2014 Podcast 23 International Classification
July 2014 Podcast 22 Tone
June 2014 Podcast 21 John Trevelyan
April 2014 Podcast 20 Suicide and self harm
March 2014 Podcast 19 Mobile Internet Classification
January 2014 Podcast 18 Guidelines Update 2014
December Podcast 17 Classifying Anime
November Podcast 16 Behind the Scenes
September Podcast 15 Protecting Children
August Podcast 14 Other Classification Issues
July Podcast 13 The BBFC Archives
May Podcast 12 Bollywood and Reality Video
March Podcast 11 The Guidelines
Jan 2013: Podcast 10 Childnet & FACT
Dec 2012: Podcast 9 Imitable Techniques

 
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List of Cuts: Blasphemy
List of Cuts: Exorcist Films
List of Cuts: Friday the 13th Films
List of Cuts: Halloween Films
List of Cuts: Hammer Horror
List: Hardcore 18s
List of Cuts: Ilsa Films
List of Cuts: Nightmare on Elm Street Films
List of Cuts: Saw Films
Detailed Cuts: A Serbian Film
List of Cuts: Texas Chainsaw Films
 


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Cutting Edge Temple of Doom

 
43: 2 Fast 2 Furious 31st January 2017
42: Temple of Doom 31st December 2016
41:Bound 30th November 2016
40: Hellraiser Special Edition 31st October 2016
39: Straw Dogs 30th September 2016
38: Predator 2 31st August 2016
37: Tango and Cash 31st July 2016
36: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 30th June 2016
35: Basic Instinct Special Edition 1st June 2016
34: Cutthroat Island 30th April 2016
33: Lethal Weapon 2 31st March 2016
32: The Hunger Games 29th February 2016
31: xXx Films 28th January 2016
30: Strange Days Special Edition 30th December 2015
29: Batman Forever 21st December 2015
28: Mirrors 14th December 2015
27: Hard Target 26th November 2015
26: The Rundown 29th October 2015
25: Doctor Who Special Edition 17th Sep 2015
24: The Equalizer 19th August 2015
23: The Mummy Series 16th July 2015
22: Eraser 14th June 2015
21: The Frighteners 21st May 2015
20: RoboCop Special Edition May 2015
18: Taken 2 April 2015
18: Sleeping with the Enemy March 2015
17: Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer February 2015
16: Hot Shots! and Part Deux January 2015
15: Die Hard Special Edition December 2014
14: Lethal Weapon November 2014
13: Point Break October 2014
12: True Lies September 2014
11: Casino Royale August 2014
10: The Da Vinci Code/Angels & Demons
July 2014
9: The Rock June 2014
8: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves May 2014
7: Terminator 2 April 2014
6: Steven Seagal Special March 2014
5: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
4: Scream
3: Cliffhanger
2: The Woman in Black
1: Tomorrow Never Dies
 
Quick Trims
 
31 The Art of War January 2017
30 Big Mamma's House May 2016
29 Scoobie Doo: The Movie April 2016
28 Secondhand Lions March 2016
27 Cobra February 2016
26 Fast & Furious January 2016
25 Presumed Innocent November 2015
24 Transsiberian October 2015
23 Face/Off August 2015
22 Kindergarten Cop July 2015
21 Mystery Men June 2015
20: Stay April 2015
19: Left Behind March 2015

18: Hard Boiled December 2014

17: The Burning October 2014
16: Romeo Must Die September 2014
15: Jack Reacher August 2014
14: Daybreakers August 2014
13: Commando on YouTube
12: Angel Eyes on YouTube
11: Daredevil on YouTube
10: Men in Black on YouTube
9: Street Fighter on YouTube
8: Braveheart on YouTube
7: Drop Zone on YouTube
6: Maximum Risk on YouTube
5: Bridget Jones's Diary on YouTube
4: Judge Dredd on YouTube
3: The Matrix on YouTube
2: Thunderball on YouTube
1: In the Line of Fire on YouTube
 
Genre Cuts:  James Bond Films
 
Detailed Cuts: GoldenEye
Detailed Cuts: Licence to Kill
 
See also Facebook page for the Cutting Edge Series
 
 

 


Recent BBFC News

   
BBFC NewsBBFC Daily

19th Feb
Poster Get Out 2017 Jordan Peele
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Get Out, Logan, The Void
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans

18th Feb
Adult Fairy Tales DVD
Shopping: Fairy Tales
1978 USA musical comedy by Harry Hurwitz set for UK DVD release on 24th April 2017 with previous BBFC cuts just waived
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans Stagecoach Blu-ray
Shopping: Stagecoach
1966 USA action western adventure by Gordon Douglas set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 20th March 2017 with previous BBFC category cuts waived
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans Beyond Darkness Blu ray Kieran Canter
Shopping: Beyond the Darkness
1979 Italy horror drama by Joe D'Amato just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray
BBFC NewsBBFC Daily Poster Autopsy of Jane Doe 2016 Andr Vredal
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
The Beaster Bunny, Delirium, Hidden in the Woods, The Love Witch
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans

17th Feb
One Million Years B.C. Blu-ray
Shopping: One Million Years B.C
1966 UK fantasy adventure by Don Chaffey just released on US Blu-ray with 2 versions
BBFC NewsBBFC Daily Poster Botticelli Inferno 2016 Ralph Loop
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Helga, She Wolf of Stilberg
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans

16th Feb
2019: After the Fall of New York Blu-ray
Shopping: 2019: After the Fall of New York
1983 Italy / France action Sci-Fi horror by Sergio Martino set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 27th March 2017 with all previous BBFC cuts waived
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans The Awful Dr. Orloff DVD
Shopping: The Awful Dr. Orloff
1962 horror film by Jess Franco set for UK DVD release on 12th June 2017 with all previous BBFC cuts waived
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans Tower London Blu ray Roger Corman
Shopping: Tower Of London
1962 USA historical horror thriller by Roger Corman just released on UK Blu-ray
BBFC NewsBBFC Daily Poster Beatles Eight Days a Week 2016 Ron Howard
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week, 2019: After the Fall of New York, The Awful Dr. Orloff
MPAAMPAA Weekly

15th Feb
Poster 47 Meters Down 2017 Johannes Roberts
Weekly US Ratings from the MPAA
Latest classification decisions
Video NastiesVideo Nasties Absurd Blu ray Joe DAmato
Shopping: Absurd
1981 Italy video nasty by Joe D'Amato just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray (now in stock)
BBFC NewsBBFC Daily Poster Age of Shadows 2016 Jeewoon Kim
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
A Cure for Wellness
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans

14th Feb
Romeo and Juliet DVD
Offsite Article
Offsite Article Romeo and Juliet
BBFC's latest case study considers Zeffirelli's Shakespeare adaptation that was the first to receive a higher rating than 'U'
BBFC NewsBBFC Weekly

13th Feb
DVD front cover
Weekly UK Adult Ratings from the BBFC
Just one silly cut this week but does it mean that the BBFC would ban any foreign website that sells the local uncut version?
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans

12th Feb
Multiple Maniacs Blu-ray
Shopping: Multiple Maniacs
1970 USA crime comedy horror by John Waters, once cut for blasphemy, set for uncut UK Blu-ray release on 27th March 2017
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans Blood Diner Blu ray Rick Burks
The tastiest morsels restored
BBFC cuts just waived for the 1980's horror, Blood Diner
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans

10th Feb
When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth Blu-ray
Shopping: When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth
1970 UK Sci-Fi romance by Val Guest set for US all region Blu-ray release on 28th February 2017
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans Heat Blu-ray
Shopping: Heat
1995 USA action crime thriller by Michael Mann with the Director's Cut just released on UK Blu-ray
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans

9th Feb
Emperor North DVD Lee Marvin
Shopping: Emperor of the North
1973 USA action adventure thriller by Robert Aldrich, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK DVD
MPAAMPAA Weekly

8th Feb
Poster Annabelle 2 2017 David F Sandberg
Weekly US Ratings from the MPAA
Annabelle 2
Video NastiesVideo Nasties The Beyond Blu ray
Shopping: The Beyond
1981 Italian horror film by Lucio Fulci just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 - The Secret Of The Ooze DVD
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: The BBFC at their most ludicrous
Why Sausages Were Cut Out of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2
BBFC NewsBBFC Weekly

6th Feb
DVD front cover
Weekly UK Adult Ratings from the BBFC
BBFC sharpening their scissors as 44% of video are cut this week
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans

5th Feb
Raising Cain Dual Format Blu ray
Shopping: Raising Cain
1992 USA crime thriller by Brian De Palma just released on UK DVD/Blu-ray Combo with 2 versions
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans Poster Fifty Shades Darker 2017 James Foley
Fifty Shades Darker
Rated 18 by the BBFC for UK cinema release
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans

4th Feb
The Black Dragon's Revenge - Special Edition Blu-ray
Shopping: The Black Dragon's Revenge
1975 Hong Kong / USA action drama by Chin-Ku Lu, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray
   

Previous BBFC News

   
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans

3rd Feb
Shopping: Pure Luck
1991 USA crime comedy mystery by Nadia Tass just released on UK DVD with previous BBFC cuts waived
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans

2nd Feb
Shopping: The Hammer Blu Ray Collection
UK horror set just released on UK Blu-ray
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans
Offsite Article: BBFC Podcast Episode 64: Star Wars at U, PG and 12A
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MPAAMPAA Weekly

1st Feb
Weekly US Ratings from the MPAA
Latest classification decisions
Video NastiesVideo Nasties
Shopping: Love Camp 7
1969 USA video nasty by Lee Frost, still banned in the UK, just released on US DVD/Blu-ray Combo
BBFC News2 Fast 2 Furious

31st Jan
Season 3: Episode 43: 2 Fast 2 Furious
Gavin Salkeld's Cutting Edge examines a good kicking at the hands of the MPAA and BBFC
BBFC NewsBBFC Weekly

30th Jan
Weekly UK Adult Ratings from the BBFC
There were no adult movies at the BBFC this week
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans

27th Jan
A Short Wick
John Wick Chapter 2 cut for a BBFC 15 rating
MPAAMPAA News

25th Jan
Lost forever
The Lost City of Z is cut for an MPAA PG-13 rating
MPAAMPAA Weekly
Weekly US Ratings from the MPAA
Latest classification decisions
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans
Shopping: Bare Breasted Countess
1975 France / Belgium horror by Jesus Franco set for UK DVD release on 6th March 2017 with previous BBFC cuts waived
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans
Shopping: Blood Rage
1987 USA horror by John Grissmer just released on UK DVD/Blu-ray Combo
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans

24th Jan
Shopping: Lady Libertine/Love Circles
1984 France/USA/Canada drama romance by Gerard Kikoine, cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans

23rd Jan
Shopping: The Beast Within
1982 USA horror by Philippe Mora just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray
BBFC NewsBBFC Weekly
Weekly UK Adult Ratings from the BBFC
BBFC cracks its whip
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans

22nd Jan
Shopping: Intruder
1989 USA horror thriller by Scott Spiegel, once cut by the MPAA and BBFC, just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans
Shopping: Revenge of the Blood Beast
1966 UK / Italy horror thriller by Michael Reeves, cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray
 


BBFC News
 BBFC News: Latest
 MPAA News:  Latest
 BBFC Guidelines 2014 to Present, 2009 to 2014, 2005 to 2009, 2000 to 2005
 The Classification Framework Structure for internet and mobile phone content (offsite)
 Policy at the BBFC News, updates and clarifications
 Blasphemy at the BBFC News and censored films on the subject of blasphemy and religious offence
 Dare Devils at the BBFC by Rob Stone (September 2006)
 Appeal against BBFC cuts to Last House on the Left (June 2002)
 The Professionals: A Hiding to Nothing BBFC hassle over opening locks with a credit card (Feb 2002)
 Snuff Movies The Making of an urban legend (June 1999)

BBFC People  David Cooke Director of the BBFC: 2004 - present
 Quentin Thomas President of the BBFC: 2002-2012
 Robin Duval Director of the BBFC: 1999-2004
 Andreas Whittam Smith President of the BBFC: 1997-2002
 Moralist Censor and Convicted Criminal John Taylor, Vice President of the BBFC: 1998 2008
 Rating Games for a Living Interview with Sue Clark (May 2008)
 Jan Chambers Recently resigned examiner writes for the Guardian (Aug 2002)
 Jim Barratt film examiner outlines changes after Ferman retired


Legalisation of R18 Hardcore  Chapter 1: Jacking Off the Censor Hardcore snippets temporarily got BBFC approval in 1997
 Chapter 2: Makin' Whoopee in Summer 1998
 Chapter 3: Rumours of a Return to Porn in November/December 1998
 Chapter 4: Porn is In & Out & In & Out Again the state of play in January 1999
 Chapter 5: The Video Appeals Committee Forcing the BBFC to respect the law, May 1999
 Chapter 6: Censoring Safer Sex Discrimination at the BBFC. May 1999
 Chapter 7: Hiding Behind Children Giving up on obscenity and using concern for children, July 1999
 Chapter 8: The VAC R18 Appeal Report from the VAC Appeal, July 1999
 Chapter 9: An Appealing Victory Video Appeals Committee judgment allows hardcore, August 1999
 Chapter 10: The Censor and the State BBFC seek Judicial review, winter 1999/2000
 Chapter 11: Judicial Review Confirms Legality of Hardcore: Spring & Summer 2000
 Chapter 12: More Sex Shops Required according to Andreas Whittam Smith, November 2000
 Chapter 13: The Legalisation of Hardcore: A recap 1997-2000