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Gavin Salkeld takes a detailed look at MPAA, BBFC and OFLC cuts

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Cutting Edge:Jaws

31st December 2018
Cutting Edge Episode 55:
The Jaws Films
The MPAA and BBFC take a bite out of the Jaws films
Cutting Edge Quick Trims

28th August 2018
Cutting Edge Quick Trims
Edward Scissorhands
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Cutting Edge Manhunt

31st October 2018
Cutting Edge Episode 54:
Manhunt Special Edition
Rockstar Games are forced to play the ratings game


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55: The Jaws Films 31st December 2018
54: Manhunt Special Edition 31st October 2018
53: Scarface 31st August 2018
52: Romy & Michele's High School Reunion June 2018
51: Lawless 30th April 2018
50: Rambo III 1st March 2018
49: The Exorcist 31st December 2017
48: Last House on the Left 30th November 2017
47: Ace Ventura 2 30th September 2017
46: Enter the Dragon 31st July 2017
45: The Angels' Share 31st May 2017
44: Spider-Man Films and 12A 31st March 2017
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 5th May 2015
19: Taken 2 5th April 2015
18: Sleeping with the Enemy 5th March 2015
17: Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer 5th Feb 2015
16: Hot Shots! and Part Deux 4th Jan 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 March 2014
4: Scream February 2014
3: Cliffhanger January 2014
2: The Woman in Black September 2013
1: Tomorrow Never Dies October 2012
Cutting Edge Quick Trims
40 Edward Scissorhands August 2018
39 A Bridge Too Far June 2018
38 The Saint March 2018
37 Moonwalker February 2018
36 The Transporter November 2017
35 Halloween II October 2017
34 Family Guy Season 7 August 2017
33 The Rookie May 2017
32 Universal Soldier: The Return March 2017
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 June 2014
12: Angel Eyes May 2014
11: Daredevil May 2014
10: Men in Black April 2014
9: Maximum Risk April 2014
8: Braveheart April 2014
7: Drop Zone April 2014
6: Maximum Risk April 2014
5: Bridget Jones's Diary April 2014
4: Judge Dredd April 2014
3: The Matrix April 2014
2: Thunderball March 2014
1: In the Line of Fire March 2014
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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
Gavin Salkeld presents
Complete List of Cuts:  James Bond Films
Detailed Cuts: Die Another Day
Detailed Cuts: GoldenEye
Detailed Cuts: Licence to Kill
Detailed Cuts: Tomorrow Never Dies
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Episode 55 The Jaws Films

Episode 54 Manhunt Special Edition

Episode 53 Scarface

Episode 52 Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

Episode 51: Lawless

Episode 50: Rambo III

Episode 49: The Exorcist

Episode 48: Last House on the Left

Episode 47: Ace Ventura 2: When Nature Calls

Episode 46: Enter the Dragon

Episode 45: The Angels' Share

Episode 44: Spider-Man films and the 12A rating

Episode 43: 2 Fast 2 Furious

Episode 42:
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Episode 41: Bound :
The Whacowskis' hands are tied by the MPAA

Episode 40: Hellraiser 1&2 :
Classic 80's horror cuts examined

Episode 39: Straw Dogs :
Every censor has his breaking point

Episode 38: Predator 2 :
Australian censor cuts examined

Episode 37: Tango and Cash :
BBFC cuts and distributor pre-cuts

Episode 36: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre :
A couple of meaty trims by the MPAA

Episode 35: Basic Instinct Special Edition :
The Basic Instincts of the MPAA

Cutting Edge Episode 34: Cutthroat Island :
Renny Harlin's adventure is cut short

Cutting Edge Episode 33: Lethal Weapon 2 :
Ferman's crusade continues

Cutting Edge Episode 32: The Hunger Games :
A detailed look at the BBFC cuts

Cutting Edge Episode 31: xXx Films :
reveals the BBFC cuts xXx and xXx: The Next Level

Cutting Edge Episode 30: Strange Days :
A new insight into the BBFC cuts to Strange Days

Cutting Edge Episode 29 Batman Forever
Batman battles his arch-enemies at the BBFC

Cutting Edge Episode 28 Mirrors
Reflecting on the BBFC cuts to the cinema version

Cutting Edge Episode 27 Hard Target
John Woo battles Hollywood and the MPAA

Cutting Edge Episode 26 The Rundown/Welcome to the Jungle
Cinema cuts & home video status

Cutting Edge Episode 25 Doctor Who Special Edition
Doctor Who and the Censors

Cutting Edge Episode 24 The Equalizer
Detailed BBFC category cuts for a 15 rating

Cutting Edge Episode 23 The Mummy Series
BBFC cuts to The Mummy, The Mummy Returns & The Scorpion King

Cutting Edge Episode 22 Eraser
Ferman's quest to make action films 'morally suitable'

Cutting Edge Episode 21 The Frighteners
Spooky decisions at the BBFC

Cutting Edge Episode 20 RoboCop Special Edition
RoboCop Trilogy at the MPAA and BBFC

Cutting Edge Episode 19: Taken 2
Bryan Mills is taken down to 12A

Cutting Edge Episode 18 Sleeping with the Enemy
No sex, please, we're censors

Cutting Edge Episode 17 Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
BBFC obsession with a serial killer

Hot Shots Part 1&2
Cutting Edge Episode 16: Hot Shots! and Part Deux

Die Hard Special Edition
Cutting Edge Episode 15: Die Hard Special Edition

Lethal Waepon 4 trail
Cutting Edge Episode 14 Lethal Weapon 4

Cutting Edge Episode 13: Point Break

Cutting Edge: True Lies
Cutting Edge Episode 12: True Lies

Cutting Edge 11 trailer
Cutting Edge Episode 11: Casino Royale

The Da Vinci Code/Angels & Demons Special Edition
Cutting Edge  Episode 10: The Da Vinci Code/Angels & Demons

Cutting Edge Episode 9: The Rock

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves trailer
Cutting Edge 8: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

Cutting Edge 7: Terminator 2
Cutting Edge Episode 7: Terminator 2

Steven Seagal: A cutting Edge Special
Cutting Edge Episode 6: Steven Seagal: The Complete Cuts

Tomb Raider
Cutting Edge Episode 5: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

Cutting Edge Episode 4: Scream

Cutting Edge Episode 3: Cliffhanger

Cutting Edge Episode 2: The Woman in Black

Tomorrow Never Dies
Cutting Edge Episode 1: Tomorrow Never Dies


All articles are original works compiled by Gavin Salkeld, with occasional help from a small team of researchers. Particular thanks are due to the BBFC for their diligent and helpful explanations of their interventions.

Gavin has written about film censorship for Melon Farmers since the year 2000. See more on the Cutting Edge Facebook Page.

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