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Anaconda

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Anaconda is a 1997 USA / Brazil / Peru horror adventure thriller by Luis Llosa.
Starring Jon Voight, Jennifer Lopez and Eric Stoltz. Youtube link IMDb

Summary Notes

When a documentary crew traveling through the Amazon jungle, picks up a stranded man, they are unaware of the trouble that will occur. This stranger's hobby is to capture the giant Anaconda snake, and plans to continue targeting it on their boat, by any means necessary.

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MPAA PG-13 ~89:00s US: Cut for an MPAA PG-13 rating.

The cuts were for strong language and have persisted into all worldwide releases since.

Anarchy Parlor Anarchy Parlor is a 2015 Lithuania horror by Devon Downs and Kenny Gage.

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Anatomy of a Psycho

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Anatomy Psycho Lonely Ronnie Burns

Anatomy of a Psycho is a 1961 USA crime thriller by Boris Petroff.
With Ronnie Burns, Pamela Lincoln, Darrell Howe. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Summary Review: Exploitation Classic...But...

The crazed brother of a condemned killer sent to the gas chamber swears vengeance on those he holds responsible for his brother's execution.

Great plot idea (man going insane over the wrongful death of his brother)- lousy deliverance.

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MPAA
Unrated
~75:00s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
banned
banned
rejected   UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1961 cinema release
Anatomy of Hell Anatomy of Hell is a 2004 France film by Catherine Breillat

See Hardcore 18s List: Anatomy of Hell

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

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  • Anchorman
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15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

97:13s
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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy is a 2004 US comedy by Adam McKay.
With Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate and Steve Carell. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

UK: The Director's Cut/Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for:

US: The Director's Cut/Extended Version is MPAA Unrated for:

From IMDb. Extra scenes for the Director's Cut

  • After Brian Fantana comments on being hung over from the previous night's party, Champ states I woke up on the floor of some Japanese family's living room, and they would NOT stop screaming! , to which Brick replies, I ate a big red candle". In the director's cut, Champ says I woke up this morning and I shit a squirrel. The hell of it is, the damn thing's still alive. So I've got this shit covered squirrel down there in the office, and I don't know what to name it. Brick replies, I'm sorry, I think I ate your chocolate squirrel.
  • The scene of Ron Burgundy walking around the office with an erection is extended by about fifteen seconds.
  • Ron daydreams of being married to Veronica, and has two children. After coming home from work, she appears from the kitchen in negligee, tells him that she's just prepared dinner in the nude, and they somewhat violently make out in the hallway.
  • The scene of Ron being carried away by the crowd after reading the phrase Go fuck yourself, San Diego on the air is extended, with Ron screaming, I would never say fuck! I would never fucking ever fucking say that!
  • After the above, Ron goes to Tino's where he is forced to eat cat poop in regards to the above incident.
BBFC uncut 12 cert

MPAA
R Rated

90:10s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2004 Universal R2 DVD
  • 2004 cinema release

Note that a 2006 DVD audio commentary was rated 15 so raising the DVD release to an overall 15

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is a 2013 USA comedy by Adam McKay.
With Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate and Paul Rudd. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

The film was cut in the US for an MPAA PG-13 rating. The cuts for US PG-13 are restored for the 15 rated UK cinema release. The US Unrated Version also restores the cuts for a PG-13, but also adds additional uncontentious material. A very different Super Sized version was generated for an R rated second theatrical release.

Summary Notes

With the 70s behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm.

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Super Sized
15 cert

MPAA
R rated

143:03s UK:  The Super Sized Version was passed 15 uncut for infrequent strong sex references and hard drug use for:
  • 2014 Paramount Home Entertainment [Theatrical + Super Sized] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon

US: A supersized R rated Extended Version was created for a 2nd theatrical release. Rated R For language, drug use, sexual material and references.

See  article from  news.moviefone.com :

Will Ferrell announced that Anchorman 2 would be returning to theaters for a week, in a completely separate, R-rated version. The movie, described as super-sized, will hit theaters (again) on February 28th.  .

Ferrell said that he and director Adam McKay briefly contemplated splitting the sequel into two separate halves. Instead, they had editors working on parallel cuts of a single movie, so this re-release will be completely different, featuring almost 800 brand new jokes and raunchier material (it was rated R by the MPAA).

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Uncut UK Theatrical Version
15 cert

 

118:36s UK:  The Uncut UK Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for infrequent strong sex references and hard drug use for:
  • 2014 Paramount Home Entertainment [Theatrical + Super Sized] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2014 Paramount Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2013 cinema release

This seems to be an uncut version of the US Theatrical Version

The BBFC Insight explained further:

There are infrequent strong visual and verbal sex references, including a scene in which a man graphically explains different types of condoms, and a scene in which a man explains in detail how to perform oral sex on a woman. The film also contains frequent comic sex references of a less detailed nature.

There is a scene in which men are seen smoking crack, which is comically presented as part of a news investigation. However, the men doing the smoking are subsequently arrested. There are also verbal references to drug use. There are occasional scenes showing adults drinking alcohol and a scene in which a man has a cigar in his mouth.

The film contains one use of strong language ('fuck'), as well as some milder bad language, including uses of wanker , dick , shit , bullshit , bastard , bloody , son of a bitch and asshole . There is also some discriminatory language and behavior, all of which is clearly disapproved of. In one scene, rival news teams engage in a comic mock battle with makeshift weapons. This includes some heavy blows, as well as comic sight of an arm being severed and an eyeball landing on a hockey stick. There is also a scene in which Ron is depressed and attempts to hang himself. The attempt fails and there is no detail.

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Uncut Unrated Version
MPAA
Unrated
~123:00s US: The Unrated restores the cuts for a PG-13 rating as per the UK Theatrical Version. However it also includes 4:18s of extra material. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com
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US Theatrical Version
MPAA
PG-13
~119:00s US: The US Theatrical Version was cut for an MPAA PG-13 rating for crude and sexual content, drug use, language and comic violence.

See article from collider.com : Cuts for PG-13

Collider asked Will Ferrell and David Koechner about the cuts that were made for PG-13
  • Ferrell said that the crack scene was a battle, that's been augmented. Originally there was more footage and the shots were wider. Also the censors weren't impressed when Brian actually gives the recipe for crack on the air! Some of the missing footage can be seen in the British trailer, the Vials of Smiles.
     
  • The word vagina was said too many times in the 50 Greatest Vaginas in History. These had to be changed to "gina," "va-jay-jay".
     
  • There's a scene where Brian says "We can do stories on the amount of ejaculate on hotel duvets". This had to be changed to avoid use of the term term ejaculate .

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

And Hope to Die

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  • La course du lièvre à travers les champs

Hope Die Rene Clement DVD  

And Hope to Die is a 1972 France/Italy crime drama by René Clément.
With Jean-Louis Trintignant, Robert Ryan and Lea Massari. BBFC link IMDb

Uncut for a 12 rated 2013 DVD. Shortened and then cut by the BBFC for an AA rated 1973 cinema release. The US release was further shortened.

Summary notes

A crook on the run hooks up with a criminal gang to commit a kidnapping. However, things don't go quite as planned.

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12 cert 135:13s UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate violence for:
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category cuts

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shortened

AA certificate submitted
126:04s
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UK:  A shortened version was passed AA (14) after further BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1973 cinema release
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  ~99:00s
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US: IMDb reports that there is an even shorter US version
Andolan

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53s 15 cert 155:16s 1995 release
Andrei Rublev

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Andrei Rublev is a 1966 Soviet Union historical biography by Andrei Tarkovsky (as Andrey Tarkovskiy).
Starring Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov and Nikolay Grinko. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC in a very short AA rated 1973 cinema release. Otherwise there are two versions: a short director approved version and a longer premiere version.

It is not clear whether the horse fall cut from the cinema release was also missing from UK home video versions.

The BBFC seem to be in a bit of quandary about the level of violence giving it both 12 and 15 ratings as well as describing the level of violence as both  "moderate" and "strong".

Summary Notes

Andreiv Rublev charts the life of the great icon painter through a turbulent period of 15th Century Russian history, a period marked by endless fighting between rival Princes and by Tatar invasions.

BBFC uncut
Uncut
Short Version
15 174:16s

UK: The short version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, threat for:
  • 2016 cinema release
UK: The short version was passed 15 uncut for moderate violence for:
  • 2004 cinema release
UK: The short version was passed 15 uncut for:
  • 1991 Artificial Eye Film Co. VHS
UK: The short version was passed 15 uncut for:
  • 1991 cinema release

It is not clear whether the horse fall cut from the cinema release was also missing from UK home video versions.

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
AA submitted
145:45s
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UK: An unknown very short version was passed AA (14) after compulsory cuts for:
  • 1973 cinema release

From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were:

  • The sight of a horse falling off a staircase was cut
Andrei Rublev

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  • Andrey Rubljov
  • The Passion According to Saint Andrew
  • Strasti po Andreiu
      1966 USSR film by Andrei Tarkovsky

A lot of typing merely to inform that a horse falling off a staircase has been cut.

Andy Warhol's Bad 1977 US comedy by Jed Johnson

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Andy Warhol's Flesh for Frankenstein 1973 Italian/French horror film by Paul Morrissey.

See Flesh for Frankenstein

Anegan Anegan is a 2015 action romance by K V and Anand. BBFC link
BBFC category cuts were required for a 2015 12A rated cinema release.
BBFC cut
category cuts
3:25s
12A 154:11s UK: Passed 12A for moderate bloody violence, sexual threat after 3:25s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove elements of strong violence (in this instance, blood spurts from gunshots, bloody stabbings, and the chopping off of a finger) in order to achieve a 12A classification. A 15 uncut was available.
Angel

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BBFC uncut 15 cert 128:17s 2007 UK/Belgium/France drama by François Ozon

The BBFC passed the Original French Version 15 without cuts for the 2008 Lions Gate DVD

BBFC uncut 15 cert 113:52s The BBFC passed the International Version 15 without cuts for the 2008 Lions Gate DVD
Angel Blade

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6s 18 93:06s 2002 US thriller by David Heveaner

Cut when submitted in 2004 with the following BBFC comment: Cuts were required to one scene of sexualised violence (knife running over and cutting breast in close up). In particular a knife being drawn around a woman's nipple and the cutting of a woman's breast with blood appearing beneath the blade.

Angel Cop 1: Special Security Force

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2s 18 27:27s 1989 Japanese anime by Ichiro Sakano

Cut as described by a BBFC examiner: Here is a scene we cut from Angel Cop. This is a highly political piece of anime, set in the near future where the Japanese government have set up a special task force to deal with terrorists. This is the point where several members of the Red Dawn Communist group are confronted by Angel, who literally blows out the brains of one of the terrorists, which is pure mutilation.

From cuts details on IMDb :

The English dub script, used in the release by Manga Entertainment, was changed to remove anti-Semitic themes and storylines, including removing references to 'the worldwide Jewish conspiracy' that was behind the group known as the Red May. Other events and dialog were changed to remove other possible controversial dialog.

Angel Cop 4: Pain

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7s 18 26:02s 1989 Japanese anime by Ichiro Sakano

The BBFC cut 7s from the 1995 Manga Entertainment video

Thanks to Bleach

  • At 11.5 mins - As tall blonde woman stands behind bespectacled woman with hand on her head, remove shot of latter's breasts bursting from bra, resuming on man carrying body.
     
  • At 12 mins - Shortly afterwards, remove shot of woman's hand scratching between captive woman's bare breast and drawing blood (man asking "what?" will also have to be removed).

From cuts details on IMDb :

The English dub script, used in the release by Manga Entertainment, was changed to remove anti-Semitic themes and storylines, including removing references to 'the worldwide Jewish conspiracy' that was behind the group known as the Red May. Other events and dialog were changed to remove other possible controversial dialog.

Angel Enforcers

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2s 18 86:06s 1995 release by Godfrey Ho
Angel Eyes

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Angel Eyes DVD Region NTSC

Angel Eyes is a 2001 USA romance by Luis Mandoki.
Starring Jennifer Lopez, Jim Caviezel and Jeremy Sisto. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

BBFC category cuts for 15 rated cinema and DVD releases. Uncut in the US.

Summary Notes

While pursuing a suspect one night, Chicago Police officer Sharon Pogue nearly becomes the victim of a fatal ambush. A mysterious stranger, Catch intervenes, disarms the assassin and saves Sharon's life. Is it a stroke of luck? A twist of fate? Or just a concerned citizen who happened to pass by at the right time and wasn't afraid to get involved? Maybe, But Sharon and Catch have met once before. As the two fall in love, they discover the truth about each other and are forced to deal with the secrets from their past.

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MPAA
R Rated
~102:00s
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US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
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15 cert 99:12s UK: Passed 15 after 1s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • UK 2002 DVD

  • UK 2001 DVD

  • UK 2001 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

Company chose to remove aggressive use of the word "cunt" in order to get a 15. An 18 uncut was available to the distributor.

The cut was:

  • The line, "You're a fucking cunt!" was redubbed with the silly replacement "You're a freaking kook" . This spoils the scene as this doesn't then seem to justify the resulting punch from Lopez.
Angel Heart

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Angel Heart is a 1987 USA / Canada / UK horror mystery thriller by Alan Parker.
Starring Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro and Lisa Bonet. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
All UK releases have been cut by the BBFC for cock fighting. The US R rated version is cut for a inter-racial sex. But the Unrated Version is uncut.

Summary Notes

Harry Angel has a new case, to find a man called Johnny Favourite. Except things aren't quite that simple, and Johnny doesn't want to be found. Let's just say that, amongst the period detail and beautiful scenery, it all gets really, really nasty.

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MPAA
Unrated
112:59s
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US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
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10s
MPAA R   US: The Theatrical Version is cut by 10s and is MPAA R Rated

The film was controversial in the US where it was originally given an X certificate due to the central sex scene between Mickey Rourke and Lisa Bonnet. The US were a little sensitive to the inter-racial relationship. In addition, Lisa Bonet was best known for a squeaky clean role in the Cosby Show and the lovers were showered with blood dripping from the ceiling. 10s were therefore cut to achieve an R Rating.

BBFC cut
4s
18 108:25s UK: The Unrated Version was passed 18 after 4s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2008 Optimum RB Blu-ray
  • 2008 Optimum R2 DVD
  • 2006 Technocolor/Momentum R2 DVD
  • 2000 Moment R2 DVD
  • 1988 Guild VHS
  • 1987 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • A cockfight has been deleted.
Angel of Vengeance (1987)

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  • War Cat
  • Warcat
banned
banned
rejected 78:43s 1987 US drama by Ted V Mikels
With Jannina Poynter and David O'Hara.
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Banned by the BBFC for:

  • 1987 VIP VHS
Angel of Vengeance (1981)

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  • Ms. 45
  • L'ange de la vengeance
  • Rape Squad

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Ms. 45 is a 1981 USA crime thriller by Abel Ferrara.
With Zoë Lund, Albert Sinkys and Darlene Stuto. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for cinema and VHS. The US R rated version is also cut.

Summary Notes

A timid and mute woman gets raped twice coming home from work and decides to take matters into her own hands. She dresses suggestively and roams the streets alone, wreaking vengeance upon anyone who tries to take advantage of her. Eventually, her secret life spills over into her regular life in the fashion industry.

Ms. 45 is probably Abel Ferrara's masterpiece despite it's many flaws. It has originality, a great music score and it leaves an indelible impression for better or worse.

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MPAA
Unrated

France 12 cert

77:26s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

France: uncut for:

Note April 2008: Uncut

I have just bought the new fully uncut French DVD. The film is widescreen, English language and a lovely print.

The first week of sales of the UK Warner Brother's Maverick collection are much sought after as it was accidentally released in the uncut version. This uncut version can be identified by the duplication date code on the spine, 082897.

MPAA
1:22s
MPAA
R Rated
80:18s
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US: Cut by 1:22s and is MPAA R Rated for:
  • 2000 Image R0 DVD

From IMDb:

The US DVD, released by Artisan, features a cut version of the film. The two rape scenes were trimmed, the second even misses some dialogue ("This oughta make you talk, huh?"). The murder of the guy in the yellow T-shirt at the Halloween party shoot-out is now offscreen.

BBFC cut
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18 75:45s UK: The uncut version was submitted and passed 18 after 1:42s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1986 Warner VHS
  • 1984 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  1. The first rape loses 11s of Abel Ferrara undoing his trousers and then pulling down Thana's (Zoe Tamerlis) underpants
  2. The second rape loses 67s mostly of the rapist (Peter Yellen) beating his gun against the floor as he climaxes.
  3. After killing the second rapist Thana cuts up the body. We don't see her sawing through an arm nor a shot of her face registering pleasure in her task.
  4. Another group of rapists threaten Thana but the BBFC have deprived them of the use of a pair of nunchucks.
Angel Town

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Angel Town

1:53s 18 99:33s 1990 US action film by Eric Carson

The BBFC cut 1:53s from the 1991 VPD video

See cuts details from movie-censorship.com :

  • A graveside sex scene has been deleted as Oliver says his farewells to his fathers grave in Paris
  • A close up of Martin's face after the explosion in the sports school has been cut.

The uncut region 0 DVD is available at UK Amazon

1:15s 18 104:46s
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The BBFC cut 1:15s from the 1990 cinema release
Angels Iron Angels is a 1987 Hong Kong / Taiwan action crime adventure by Kai-Ming Lai (as Ivan Lai), Pun-Hei Leung (as Raymond Leung)...

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Angels 2

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  • Fighting Madam 2
  • Tian shi xing dong II zhi huo feng jiao long
  • Angel II
  • Hong Kong Police Madame 2
  18 92:24s 1988 Hong Kong action film by Raymond Leung & Teresa Woo. With Alex Fong, Moon Lee and Ting-Wai Chan. IMDb

Presumably the same cuts apply to the longer 1996 Missing in Action video

18s 18 83:21s

 

The BBFC cut 18s from the 1995 Missing in Action VHS

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com :

  • cut view of electric cable being clamped to a man's nipple
  • Elaine's rape is missing a grimace, a slap and  a view of her overalls being unzipped
  • A scene with a snake with its head cut off has been deleted
Angels & Demons

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Angels Demons Extended Cut Blu ray

Angels & Demons is a 2009 USA / Italy mystery thriller by Ron Howard.
Starring Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor and Ayelet Zurer. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
BBFC advised cuts for the 12 rated cinema release.   The Theatrical Version and more violent Extended Version were both passed 15 without BBFC cuts for home video. The Theatrical Version is MPAA PG-13 rated in the US, whilst the Extended Version is Unrated.

Summary Notes

Following the murder of a physicist, Father Silvano Bentivoglio, a symbolist, Robert Langdon, and a scientist, Vittoria Vetra, are on an adventure involving a secret brotherhood, the Illuminati. Clues lead them all around the Vatican, including the four altars of science, Earth, Air, Fire and Water. An assassin, working for the Illuminati, has captured four cardinals, and murders each, painfully. Robert and Vittoria also are searching for a new very destructive weapon that could kill millions.

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The Da Vinci Code/Angels & Demons Special Edition

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Gavin Salkeld's Cutting Edge 10: The Da Vinci Code/Angels & Demons 25th July 2014

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Extended Version
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

140:12s UK: The Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for:

US: The Extended Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

The Extended Version includes more violent footage than the Theatrical Version.

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Theatrical Version
15 cert

MPAA PG-13

132:52s UK: The US Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for: US:  The US Theatrical Version is uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:
BBFC cut
advised category cuts
12 cert 132:42s UK: The UK Theatrical Version was passed 12A/12 after BBFC advised category cuts were implemented for:
  • 2009 Sony R2 DVD [but not released]
  • 2009 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

This film was originally shown to the BBFC in an unfinished version. The BBFC advised the company that the film was likely to receive a '15' classification but that the requested '12A' certificate could be achieved by making reductions in four scenes.
  • In particular the BBFC suggested that sight of blood splattering onto a character's face, [Robert's face whilst Vittoria is attending to the cardinal in St Peter's Square]
  • sight of a character screaming in pain as he burns, [The cardinal whilst Robert escapes burning church over handrail]
  • sight of a wound being injected [the assassin treating his injuries in a van]
  • and sight of a character self-immolating and burning should all be reduced. [Camerlengo]

When the finished version of the film was submitted, all these reductions had been made satisfactorily and the film was classified '12A'.

The BBFC further explained their 12A rating:

ANGELS & DEMONS is a thriller drama about attempts to stop a secret organisation from destroying the Papacy. It was passed '12A' for scenes of moderate violence and horror.

These include the sight of a dead man with a rat eating inside the corpse's mouth, a man bleeding on the steps of the Vatican, a bound man dangling over a fire as attempts are made to save him and a man setting himself on fire. These are permitted under '12A' Guidelines which say that violence must not dwell on detail; and there should be no emphasis on injuries or blood although occasional gory moments are allowed.

Sustained moderate threat or menace are permitted under '12A' Guidelines. There is such tension as a couple of men find themselves trapped in an airtight underground library after the ventilation system has failed. In a different scene, a bound man with a weight tied around him is thrown into water; he struggles fitfully under water before being rescued.

There is also mild language. The mild language is infrequent and includes 'hell' and 'bastard'.

Movie-Censorship noted that the cut UK Theatrical Version was distributed throughout Europe

The Angels' Share

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Angels Share Uncut Version Blu ray

The Angels' Share is a 2012 UK drama by Ken Loach.
With Paul Brannigan, John Henshaw and Gary Maitland. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for a 15 rating. Uncut at 18
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uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

100:59s
=96:57s
UK: Passed 18 uncut for very strong language with cinema cuts reinstated for:

US: Presumably the uncut version is MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC cut
category cuts
15 cert 96:52s UK: Passed 15 for very strong language and strong violence after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2012 Entertainment One R2 DVD
  • 2012 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were to remove 4 uses of the word 'cunt'.  (The uncut version has 10 and this version has 6):

  • 'Cunt' deleted from Robbie saying Fucking cunt smashed my phone, man.
  • Clancy saying You wee fucking cunt! changed to You wee fuck.
  • 'Cunt' deleted from Robbie saying Fuck you, cunt.
  • 'no cunt; changed to 'no one' when Robbie says So when we go in, youse will cover me. No cunt wants to see us.

The BBFC commented:

  • Company chose to reduce the number of uses of very strong language (in this case 'cunt') in order to obtain a 15 classification. An uncut 18 classification was available.

Ken Loach explained to the press about censorship rules for a 15 rating:

We were allowed seven 'cunts' but only two of them could be aggressive 'cunts'.
Angel's Wild Women

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  • Rough Riders
  • Screaming Eagles

Angel's Wild Women DVD cover

12s 15 cert 84:38s

 

1972 US action film by Al Adamson

Cut when submitted in 2003 with the following BBFC comment: Compulsory cut required to remove sight of forcible breast exposure and groping of breast, plus verbal abuse, during rape scene

The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon

Review from imdb

I have always preferred Al Adamson's action epics to his schlock monster pics (though I love both genres). Satan's Sadists is Adamson at his prime in the action field and who could top that? That's why Angels' Wild Women comes as such a disappointment.

The storyline is simple: while the Angels are away, their women play. Well, sort of. The most they do is assault a farmhand before falling into the clutches of a religious cult. Adamson regulars Regina Carrol and Vicki Volante play two of the biker women, Margot and Terry.

Much of the movie is dedicated to footage of the Angels getting into brawls, having drinking competitions, and necking with their women. So, despite the provocative title that promises a lot of fun viewing, the movie doesn't really spend a lot of time with the titular women.

The amazing poster for this film delivers a lot more than the film does. For Adamson fanatics only.

Anghel Na Walang Langit 47s 15 cert 119:45s 1995 release by Joel Lamangan
The Angry Birds Movie

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  • Angry Birds
  • Angry Birds: O Filme

Angry Birds Movie Clay Kaytis  

The Angry Birds Movie is a 2016 Finland / USA family action animation by Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly.
Starring Kate McKinnon, Jason Sudeikis and Peter Dinklage. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC advised category cuts were made for a 2016 cinema release. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.

Promotional Material

In the 3D animated comedy, The Angry Birds Movie, we'll finally find out why the birds are so angry. The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds - or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis, We're the Millers, Horrible Bosses), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck (Josh Gad in his first animated role since Frozen), and the volatile Bomb (Danny McBride, This is the End, Eastbound and Down) have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it's up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to.

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MPAA PG
MPAA
~97:00s US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
BBFC cut
BBFC advised
category
cuts
U 97:05s
=93:12s

UK: Passed U for very mild bad language, comic slapstick, innuendo, toilet humour after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:
  • 2016 Sony 4k R0 Blu-ray
  • 2016 Sony R0 Blu-ray
  • 2016 Sony R2 DVD
  • 2016 cinema release titled Angry Birds
The BBFC commented:
  • This film was originally seen for advice in an incomplete form. The company was advised it was likely to be classified PG, but that their preferred U could be achieved by removing a couple of examples of word play on strong language. When the finished version of the film was submitted for formal classification, these instances of word play had been removed and the film was therefore classified U.
The Animal

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MPAA
Unrated
~84:00s
=~80:00s
The Animal is a 2001 US comedy by Luke Greenfield.
With Rob Schneider, Colleen Haskell and John C. McGinley. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

See article from dvdcompare.net :

The unrated version has about 1 minute of extra footage. This seems to be some female nudity in the Badger Milk commercial, plus some strong language.

BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut

12 cert

MPAA
PG-13

79:42s UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 12 uncut for:
  •  UK Columbia/TriStar R2 DVD
  • 2001 cinema release
Animal Instincts II See Body of Influence
Animal Instincts: The Seductress

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40s 18 92:27s 1996 release by Gregory Hippolyte
Animal Rage: The World's Most Dangerous Animals

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12s 15 cert 46:29s 1996 release by John Tindall
The Animals Film

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  15 cert 130:21s 1981 UK political film by Myriam Alaux an Cictor Schonfeld

The BBFC passed the Original Version 15

  15 cert 120:37s The BBFC passed the Directors Cut 15
  AA certificate 136;00s The BBFC passed the Original Version for the 1982 cinema release AA uncut
Anjaana Anjaani uncut
uncut
18 145:10s 2010 India musical comedy by Siddarth Anand. IMDb

Passed 18 uncut for:

  • 2010 Eros video
2:31s 12A cert 148:51s
142:54s
Passed 12A after 2:31s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2010 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

  • Company chose to remove references to and sight of a potentially dangerous suicide technique in order to achieve a 12A classification (in this instance, asphyxiation). An 18 without cuts was available.
Ann and Eve Ann and Eve is a 1970 Sweden / Yugoslavia drama by Arne Mattsson.

See Anybody's

Anna And The King Of Siam

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2s 12 cert 122:59s by John Cromwell

Cut in 2006 with the following BBFC comment: A cut was required to a scene of animal cruelty (a horse being tripped in a manner likely to cause injury)

Anna Karenina

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7s U cert 88:46s
 
by Clarence Brown
Cut in 2006 with the following BBFC comment: Cuts required to remove sight of horses falling head over heels,
Annabelle Higgins Story

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1:59s 18 72:14s 1996 release by Carlo J. Caparas
Annabelle partagee  Annabelle partagée is a 1991 France drama by Francesca Comencini.

See Hardcore 18s List: Annabelle Partagee

The Annihilators

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  • Action Force
2s 18 81:33s 1985 US action film by Charles E Sellier Jr

Cut by the BBFC in 2004 with the following comment: Distributor required to remove instance of sexualised violence, sight of bare-breasted woman being stabbed.

Anokha Pyar BBFC uncut U cert 121:17s 1948 India romance by MI Dharamsey

A Re-edited Version was passed U without cuts for the 2007 Tip Top DVD

BBFC uncut U cert 128:47s No BBFC cuts for the U rated 1990 Regal video
Another Day in Paradise

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Another Day Paradise James Woods

Another Day in Paradise is a 1998 USA crime thriller by Larry Clark.
Starring James Woods, Melanie Griffith and Vincent Kartheiser. BBFC link IMDb
The film was cut in the US for an R rating but the uncut version is available as the Unrated Directors Cut. In the UK the cut R rated version was used for cinema release but the uncut Directors Cut was released on VHS and DVD.

Summary Notes

Bobbie is an addict and small-time thief. When one of his jobs goes bad, Mel is called in to patch him up. Mel offers him a chance at a bigger score. Over time, Mel and his girlfriend Sid become almost like parents to Bobbie and his girlfriend Rosie, but this can't last.

BBFC uncut
Director's Cut
18

MPAA
Unrated

105:03s

UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2002 Metrodome R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1999 Metrodome [Director's cut] VHS
US: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2004 Lions Gate [Theatrical Version + Director's Cut] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 19th February 2004
BBFC uncut
Theatrical Version

mpaa cut
cut

18

MPAA R

101:17s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for coarse language, sex, drug use and gory violence for:
  • 1999 cinema release
US: The Theatrical Version is MPAA R rated for:
  • 2004 Lions Gate [Theatrical Version + Director's Cut] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 19th February 2004

See article from movie-censorship.com :

A scene featuring a rough blow job was the likely scene removed for an MPAA R rating, along with a short scene with Bobbie masturbating under the covers and a brief conversation about a huge penis.
The Anthropophagous Beast

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  • Anthropophagous
  • Anthropophagous the Beast
  • Anthropophagus
  • Antropofago
  • The Beast Anthropophagous
  • The Grim Reaper
  • Man Eater
  • Man Beast
  • Savage Island
  • Gomia, Terror en el Mar Egeo

Anthropophagus DVD Tisa Farrow  
 

The Anthropophagous Beast is a 1980 Italian horror by Joe D'Amato.
With Tisa Farrow, Saverio Vallone and Serena Grandi. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Famously banned as a video nasty. The US R rated version is heavily cut and was also distributed in the UK. Released uncut in the UK on DVD and then Blu-ray in 2015.

Summary Review: Cult Classic

A group of tourists become stranded on an uninhabited island where they are stalked by an insane, violent, and grotesque killer that slaughtered the town's former residents.

A cult film rated as a 'must have' for collectors of the genre. It is famous for a fetus eating scene that was cut for the US R Rated version.

A good scary movie with good atmosphere, decent acting and plenty of gore.

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

86:08s US: News from Richard, June 2016:
The film is already available on Blu-ray courtesy of 88 Films but is now set for a US Blu-ray release from Severin

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong gory violence, horror for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
8:49s

18

MPAA R

82:18s
=79:00s
 
UK: The cut R Rated version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2002 Hollywood R2 DVD titled The Grim Reaper .
See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . The R Rated version is shorter by 8:49s. There are several scenes cut for pacing, the sight of wounds have been reduced throughout, and the main cuts for violence are:
  • The foetus lunch
  • The beast pulling Oriette through the roof and then biting into her neck
  • The climatic scene of the beast eating his own entrails
cut
cut
Video Nasty 87:57s UK: A cut version was released for:
  • UK Videoshack VHS

A cut version was released on the Videoshack label to try and exploit the video nasty status, but it didn't sell well. However this did make it a rarity and therefore a challenge for collectors.

uncut
uncut
Video Nasty 88:14s UK: Released uncut in February 1983 for:
  • 1983 Video Film Promotions VHS

It was listed as a video nasty in November 1983 and stayed listed throughout the scare, so became one of the collectable DPP39s.

Antichrist Antichrist is a 2009 Denmark/Germany/France/Sweden/Italy/Poland drama by Lars Von Trier

No censorship issues in the UK. Listed under BBFC Hardcore 18s: See Antichrist

The Antichrist

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  • L'Anticristo
  • Blasphemy
  • The Tempter

The Antichrist DVD

  18 101:05s 1974 Italian horror by Alberto De Martino

The Optimum DVD submitted in 2008 is said to be uncut but runs somewhat shorter than the 112 mins (108 mins after PAL speed up) for the cinema version and US DVD

The region 2 DVD is available at UK Amazon
The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon

Review from US Amazon : Flawed but Good

"The Antichrist", also known as "The Tempter", is a flawed but surprisingly good little Italian horror film. No doubt, a fair portion of the film (the latter part) is an "Exorcist" wannabe, but everything that leads up to the big exorcism is really quite different and interesting. And, yes, there's a big orgy scene during a Satanic ceremony at one point, and yes, it does involve Ippolita tasting the business end of a goat, but that part is more implied than anything.

Now, as for the "rip-off" exorcism aspect (though I don't see why we should only have one film involving an exorcism and call all others "rip-offs"), yeah, some of the effects are laughable and it doesn't have the scares of the classic Linda Blair film (and Carla Gravina is no hottie-hot-hottie Linda Blair), but it still works for the story being presented and has its own, lighter brand of creepiness.

I did find it rather amusing how the characters of the film constantly sent mixed messages about what they believed in, in regards to supernatural vs. science, as well as claiming things like psychic phenomenon to be established scientific facts, but on the whole this movie is successful as what it should be, a piece of entertainment. It is entertaining throughout, and the story is engaging.

13s+ 18 90:54s The VPM Distribution video of 1987 was cut by 13s

The Tempter is an abridged version of The Antichrist and was passed 18 with an additional 13s of BBFC cuts

cut X cert   The 1976 cinema release was cut by the BBFC
Any Which Way you Can

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28s
15 cert 110:25s
 
1980 US action comedy by Buddy Van Horn.
With Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke and Geoffrey Lewis. IMDb

Passed AA (14)/15 after 28s of BBFC cuts for:

  • 2006 Warner R2 DVD
  • 1986 Warner VHS
  • 1980 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

  • Cut required to remove sight of real animal cruelty (in this case a mongoose and a snake are made to fight)
Anybody's

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  • Ann och Eve - de erotiska

Ann Eve Marie Liljedahl

Anybody's is a 1970 Sweden / Yugoslavia drama by Arne Mattsson.
Starring Gio Petré, Marie Liljedahl and Francisco Rabal. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for a 1970 X (18) rated cinema release. Uncut on US DVD

Summary Notes

An erotic drama about a youthful bride-to-be who takes a holiday to Yugoslavia with a cynical and evil lesbian film critic (and murderess) that leads to debauchery, degradation with a dwarf, a dinner with naked entertainers and other highlights...

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~105:00s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
cut
X cert   UK: Passed X after compulsory BBFC cuts for:
  • 1970 Miracle Films
cut
pre-cut
    US: From IMdb. The USA video version was released as per the UK cut version, and with a reel out of order.
Apne
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uncut 15 cert 174:43s 1007 India drama by Anil Sharma

The BBFC passed the 2008 15 rated Rajdeep DVD 15 uncut

1:14s 12A cert 173:07s The BBFC cut the 2007 cinema release: Company chose to make cuts to three sequences of bloody sporting violence in order to obtain a '12A' classification. An uncut '15' classification was available.
Apocalypse Now

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Apocalypse Now is a 1979 US war film by Francis Ford Coppola.
With Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando and Robert Duvall. IMDb
Exists as a Theatrical Version and an extended Redux Version
uncut
Redux
Version
15 cert

MPAA R

194:06s UK: The extended Redux Version was passed 15 uncut for:

US: The Redux Version is MPAA R Rated for:

The version differences are uncontroversial in terms of censorship. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

uncut
Theatrical Version 
15 cert

18

MPAA R

147:02s

 

UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for: UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2004 Pathe R2 DVD
  • 1995 cinema release
  • 1992 CIC VHS
  • 1987 CIC VHS
  • 1979 cinema release

US: The Theatrical Version is MPAA R Rated for:

  • 2012 Lions Gate [Francis Ford Coppola 5 Film Collection] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
An Appointment with the Doc

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28s 12 cert 56:18s 1995 release by John Mayes
April Warner Bros Studio Store Video Wall 2:03s PG Cert 109:12s 1997 release (Warner Bros. Studio Store)
Arabian Nights

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  • Il Fiore delle mille e una notte
  • A Thousand and One Nights
  • Flower of the Arabian Nights
  • Les Mille et une nuits

Arabian Nights Blu ray Paolo Pasolini

Arabian Nights is a 1974 Italy/France adventure by Pier Paolo Pasolini.
With Ninetto Davoli, Franco Citti and Franco Merli. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1975 cinema release but uncut on DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Review: Entertaining

Part of a trilogy with Canterbury Tales and Decameron. The acting is underwhelming and the sex is pretty sterile. However the visual style is very impressive and the film is entertaining enough.
uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

124:53s UK: Passed 18 uncut with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
  • 2015 Bfi [Pasolini 6 films] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2011 BFI RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2009 BFI RB Blu-ray
  • 2009 BFI R2 DVD
  • 2001 BFI R2 DVD

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC cut
cut
X cert submitted
130:07s
=124:55s
UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1975 cinema release

From IMDb:

  • heavy edits to all shots of genital nudity
  • cuts to a a man firing a phallic shaped arrow at a woman
  • cuts to a naked man having wine licked from his feet
Aramita

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58s 18 62:20s 1998 release
Arctic Heat

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Arctic heat is a 1986 USA/Finland action thriller by Renny Harlin.
With Mike Norris, Steve Durham and David Coburn. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Worldwide DVDs are reported to be cut. The UK cinema release and VHS were further cut by the BBFC.

Summary Notes

Three American students vacationing in Finland, cross the border into Russia for fun of it. When they are spotted by the Russian soldiers who are shooting to kill, it's not fun anymore. Captured and thrown in jail, they find it's not fun either. It's a nightmare.

cut
3s

best available
best
available

15 cert

MPAA
R rated

92:32s UK: Presumably the cut US version was passed 15 without further BBFC cuts for strong violence, strong language and a torture scene for:
  • 2011 Lions Gate VOD titled Born American

US: Cut and MPAA R rated for:

See article from dvdcompare.net . It is reported that worldwide  releases are cut as follows:

  • 2 shots are missing from the opening scene, where the reindeer is killed (one involving axe, and the other involving knife).
  • 1 shot is missing (bloody face) from the scene, where some Russian soldier is hit by a truck at the village.
BBFC cut
14-20s
18 91:58s UK: Passed 18 after 14-20s of compulsory BBFC cuts for:
  • 1986 Guild VHS titled Arctic Heat
  • 1986 cinema release titled Arctic Heat
Argo

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Argo is a 2012 USA history thriller by Ben Affleck.
With Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Version
uncut
Extended Version
15 cert

MPAA R

129:30s UK: The Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language for: US: The Extended Version is uncut and MPAA R rated for:

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com . The Extended Version adds an uncontroversial subplot about Tony Mendez having family problems down to prolonged absence.

uncut
Theatrical Version
15 cert

MPAA R

115:22s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 for strong language without BBFC cuts for:
Arhats In Fury

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8s 15 cert 90:43s by Won Sing Loy

Cut in 2006 with the following BBFC comment: Company required to remove sight of acts of cruelty to animals, orchestrated for filming, under BBFC policy and Guidelines.

Arizona Colt

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  • Man from Nowhere
BBFC
cut
X cert   1966 Italy/France western by Michele Lupo.
With Giuliano Gemma, Fernando Sancho and Corinne Marchand. IMDb

Passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for:

  • 1970 cinema release

The BBFC noted the submitted running time as 106:16s

Armageddon

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uncut
uncut

MPAA
cut

15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

147:06s 1998 US action film by Michael Bay

The Director's Cut was passed 15 uncut for the 2001 Buena Vista DVD

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

The Director's Cut includes a little strong language probably left out to secure a US PG-13 rating. Otherwise there is about 2.5 minutes of additional plot

BBFC uncut 12 cert

MPAA
PG-13

144:35s The US Theatrical Version was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for the 1998 cinema release and 1998 Buena Vista video/DVD/Blu-ray
Armed Reaction

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40s 15 cert 175:11s Cantonese language version

A police training session showing the use of pressure points has been deleted.

Armed Response

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  • Jade Jungle

Armed Response

uncut 18 82:18s 1986 US action film by Fred Olen Ray

Passed uncut on DVD in 2001

Uncut region 1 is available at US Amazon
Uncut region 2 details on UK Amazon

1s 18 82:20s Entertainment in Video version

Passed with cuts in 1987

Thanks to MM:

The 1 second cut was an earclap

Armour of God

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  • Long xiong hu di
  • Operation Condor 2: The Armour of the Gods
  • Operation Condor II: The Armour Of God

Armour God DVD Jackie Chan

Armour of God is a 1987 Yugoslavia/Hong Kong action comedy by Jackie Chan.
With Jackie Chan, Alan Tam and Rosamund Kwan. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Uncut by the BBFC in a longer Hong Kong Version and also a shortened International Version

Summary Notes

Jackie Chan and his bumbling sidekick are sent on a quest through Europe to find a mysterious treasure held by a shadowy organization of monks.

uncut
Hong Kong Version
15 cert 93:50s UK: The Hong Kong Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for:
BBFC uncut

cut
shortened
International Version

15 cert

MPAA R

84:16s UK: The shortened International Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2013 Firefly/Mediumrare RB Blu-ray
  • 2013 Firefly/Mediumrare R2 DVD
  • 1987 VPD VHS
  • 1987 cinema release

US: The Shortened International Version is MPAA R Rated for:

  • 2012 Echo Bridge RA Blu-ray

Uncontentious plot and comedy removed for this shortened version. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

Armour of God II: Operation Condor

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  • Fei ying gai wak
  • Operation Condor
  • Superfly
Armour of God II: Operation Condor is a 1991 Hong Kong action film by Jackie Chan.
With Jackie Chan, Carol 'Do Do' Cheng and Eva Cobo. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

The longer Hong Kong Version is uncut in the UK but there also exists a cut International Version

Summary Notes

Agent Jackie is hired to find WWII Nazi gold hidden in the Sahara desert. He teams up with three bundling women (the 3 stooges?) who are all connected in some way. However a team of mercenries have ideas on the ownership of the gold. A battle / chase ensues as to who gets there first. Lots of choregraphed Kung-Fu and quirky Chan humour.

uncut
uncut
15 cert 102:08s UK: The longer Jackie Chan Hong Kong Version was passed 15 uncut for:
cut
cut
Hong Kong flag   Hong Kong : A recent re-mastered release features the long version but it has lost a couple scenes of very minor nudity
cut
cut
18:17s
international   The International Version has been cut by 18:17s and is titled Operation Condor.

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com .

Unfortunately, the International Version is heavily cut. Almost 100 cuts and more than 18 minutes missing are a clear signal to every fan not to buy this version. These cuts quite often only remove some more or less filler bits that usually are not long, but some of the memorable comedy scenes were lost to the US audience as well. A few of the fight scenes and more brutal moments were also cut, a version for the garbage bin.

Army of Darkness

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  • The Evil Dead 3: Army of Darkness

Army Darkness Evil Dead DVD

Army of Darkness is a 1992 USA comedy horror fantasy by Sam Raimi.
Starring Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz and Marcus Gilbert. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Cut in the US for an R rating but not in Europe. The European Version also features a downbeat ending compared with the upbeat US ending. Later issued with extra material for a Director's Cut, still with 2 variant endings. There also exists a TV version.

Summary Review: You Won't Regret It

Army of Darkness starts where Evil Dead 2 left off. Ashley has now gone back in time to the mid-evil times where he has to find a way back to his time. But the people he has met through this time think that he is the one who will save them all from the evil dead. They promise to help him find a way back if he saves them. Along that journey, he meets a beautiful peasant girl, Sheila, and they have a romantic affair. Along his journey to save the people, he must retrieve the "Book of the Dead", but when he slurs the words and does a half assed job of it, the book rises an evil twin of Ash's and leads his Army of Darkness to destroy the village Ash has promised to save.

This movie has great laughs and is a great end to this terrific trilogy. You won't regret seeing it, trust me.

uncut
Extended
Director's Cut
15 cert 92:24s UK: The Extended Director's Cut was passed 15 uncut for:

The Extended Director's Cut features the downbeat apocalyptic ending.

uncut
Original
Director's Cut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

91:58s UK: The Original Director's Cut was passed 15 uncut for:
  • 2003 Anchor Bay R2 DVD

US:  The Original Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2015 Shout! Factory [US/European/Directors/TV versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon

The Original Director's Cut features the upbeat ending.

BBFC uncut
European Version
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

84:55s UK: The European/International Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts:
  • 1997 Guild VHS
  • 1993 Guild VHS
  • 1992 cinema release

US:  The European Version is MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2015 Shout! Factory [US/European/Directors/TV versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon

The European Version features the downbeat apocalyptic ending

mpaa cut
US
Theatrical Version
cut
15:19s
MPAA R

 

80:40s
=77:26s
US:  The US Theatrical Version is MPAA R rated for:
  • 2017 Universal Screwehead Edition R1 DVD at US Amazon
  • 2015 Shout! Factory [US/European/Directors/TV versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com It is shorter than the Extended Director's Cut by 15:19s

The US R Rated Theatrical Cut features the ending with the upbeat continued battle with demons in a department store

cut
cut
TV

MPAA
Unrated

~90:00s
=~86:00s
US : This is the US version padded out with a fair bit of additional material

US:  The TV Version is MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2015 Shout! Factory [US/European/Directors/TV versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
Army of One Army of One is a 1993 USA action crime mystery by Vic Armstrong.

See  Joshua Tree

Army of Valhalla

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BBFC
19s
15 cert 102:32s Army of Valhalla is a 2003 Poland action fantasy by Jerzy Hoffman.
With Michal Zebrowski, Marina Aleksandrova and Malgorzata Foremniak. IMDb

Passed 15 after 19s of BBFC cuts for:

  • 2011 Metrodome R2 DVD

The BBFC commented:

  • Cuts required to remove dangerous horse falls, specifically horses being tripped and caused to fall in a manner which could result in serious physical harm.
Around the World with Willy Fog: Episode 8

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uncut PG Cert 25:17s TV series by Luis Ballester 

Cuts waived when resubmitted in 2003 but certificate uprated to PG

3s U Cert 24:00s (Video Collection International)

Cut when submitted in 1990

  • Unconfirmed but there's a scene where Willy Fog's enemy, Transfer, has just been thrown into the jungle by an elephant. Transfer gets up, wincing in agony, and barks angrily: 'The devil take that bastard elephant!' which seems to be a bout 3s
The Art of Getting By

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cut 12A cert 83:14s 2011 US drama by Gavin Wiesen. IMDb

Passed 12A after BBFC suggested cuts for category for:

  • 2011 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

  • This film was originally seen for advice in an unfinished version. The BBFC advised the company the film was likely to receive a 15 classification but that the requested 12A could be achieved by reducing the number of uses of strong language. When the finished version of the film was submitted for classification, the number of uses of strong language had been reduced from five to one. Accordingly, the film was classified 12A .
The Art of Love

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The Art of Love is a 1983 France/Italy erotic drama by Walerian Borowczyk.
With Marina Pierro, Michele Placido and Massimo Girotti. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC. Uncut in the US.

Summary Review: Borowczyk's Ancient Rome

Walerian Borowczyk's entry in the cycle of erotica set in the decadence of ancient Rome. As usual an episodic approach based on schools students and their tales of love, usually involving local soldiers.

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uncut
MPAA
Unrated
92:31s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
7s
18 93:11s UK: Passed 18 after 7s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1995 Jezebel VHS
Art of Submission

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Art of Submission is a 2009 USA UFC action drama by Adam Boster and Kenneth Chamitoff.
With Maria Conchita Alonso, Ving Rhames and George Takei. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Exists in 2 versions, the original Red Canvas amd the Director's Cut The Art of Submission

Summary Notes

This full-contact action drama, loaded with authentic mixed martial arts, is a transcending inspirational story of redemption.

Respect is earned by those who are willing to die for a worthy cause. While all men crave respect, few ever find their battlefield. For Johnny Sanchez, war happens in the ring, on the RED CANVAS. What are you willing to die for?

uncut
Director's Cut
15 cert

MPAA
PG-13

114:46s UK: The Director's Cut was passed 15 uncut for strong violence for:
  • 2013 4Digital Media Video titled Art of Submission
US: The Director's Cut was passed PG-13 for violence, pervasive martial arts action, substance abuse, some sensuality and thematic elements
uncut
Original Version
MPAA
PG-13
  US: Was originally rated PG-13 by the MPAA in 2009 for some violence and pervasive martial arts action under the title Red Canvas
The Art of War

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The Art of War is a 2000 USA / Canada action crime adventure by Christian Duguay.
Starring Wesley Snipes, Anne Archer and Maury Chaykin. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. The Uncut version has also been released in the UK.

Summary Notes

Shaw is an operative for the United Nations' covert dirty-tricks squad, using espionage and quasi-ethical tactics to secure peace and cooperation. When a shipping container full of dead Vietnamese refugees turns up on the docks and China's ambassador is gunned down at a dinner celebrating a new trade agreement with China and the US, Shaw is framed for the murder and must evade the FBI and Triad gangsters to find out what is really going on.

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uncut
uncut
18 112:23s UK : The Uncut Version was passed 18 for:
BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
24s

18

MPAA R

112:31s UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2001 Warner R2 DVD
  • 2000 cinema release

From cuts details on IMDb

  • The R-rated version has been cut on the so-called "Mirror Scene" where Neil Shaw (Wesley Snipes), in flashbacks, sees his partner being smashed against the mirrors in her apartment.

    In the US version you only see her being knocked against the mirrors three times. In the uncut version right after she hits the third mirror you still see the following: She pulls her head back an there is a lot of blood on the mirror. She then kicks her attacker against the knee, who then smashes her against a piece of wall between two mirrors. He then grabs her again, pulls her back and throws her against the mirrors again and you can see her actually flying against the mirror, breaking it completely.

    At this point the R-rated version continues with her falling to the grounds and several pieces of glass dropping on her.
Artemis '81

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cut 12 cert 179:37s 1981 UK Sci-Fi by Alistair Reid

The BBFC passed the pre-cut 2007 2 Entertain DVD 12 without further cuts

  • The distributors have removed some Alfred Hitchcock stills for copyright reasons
uncut 12 cert 181:24s The BBFC passed the 2007 2 Entertain DVD 12 uncut

Presumably his version was never released

As Tears Go By

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  • Wong Gok Ka Moon
  • Carmen of the Streets
  • Mongkok Carmen
  • Rexie Naner
  • Wang Jiao Ka Men

As Tears DVD Andy Lau

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18 94:45s 1988 Hong Kong film by Kar-wai Wong

The 2006 Cantonese Version Tartan DVD was passed 18 uncut

The uncut region 2 DVD is available at UK Amazon
The uncut US Blu-ray is available via UK Amazon

The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon
The uncut US Blu-ray is available at US Amazon

Review from UK Amazon : Unconventional gangster movie

As tears go by is an interesting and cinematographically beautiful film set in Mongkok, a district in Hong Kong. This movie is directed by Won Kar Wai, an artist that can take a premise and develop it so well that the story he tells turns into reality. In this case, that premise is how to tell the story of a person without a future, of someone that believes that People like us don't have tomorrows .

The main character of As tears go by is Wah (Andy Lau), a well-known Hong Kong mobster that leads a very dangerous life. He is respected and feared, and has only two objectives in life: to stay alive and to take care of his family. That last objective is a little difficult in what concerns to his younger brother Fly (Jackie Cheung), a young man that wants to belong to a triad, but doesn't have what it takes to be respected in a violent environment.

From my point of view, this unconventional gangster movie is worth your time.

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18 95:01s The BBFC waived their cuts for the 2005 Mandarin Version Tartan DVD
17s 18 93:48s The BBFC cut the 1995 MIHK video by 17s: Two cuts were made to reduce the level of extreme violence in the video
  • In the scene where Jacky Cheung is attacked by some men. One of them grabs a small metal gas bottle and throws it at Cheung's chest. You see a shot of the guy throwing it, but then you only see the bottle already by the side of Cheung's body, who's screaming in pain, after the impact.
  • The scene where Tony beats Wah with a baseball bat is missing the blows to the shoulder, body and then repeated blows

13th October 2009. Thanks to PhilipK

As far as I remember, my UK "Made in Hongkong"-VHS Video suffered one more cut, when Andy Lau presses Maggie Cheung against the Wall while they were standing on the stairs. There was a small "jump" in this scene, missing when he touches/hits (?) her face. The Hongkong DVD did not have that "jump". It's only a second or so, so you may miss this moment easily...

Ashanti

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  • Ashanti: Land of No Mercy

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Ashanti is a 1979 France action mystery adventure by Richard Fleischer.
Starring Michael Caine, Peter Ustinov and Kabir Bedi. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Uncut by the BBFC but one release on the Mosaic label was a cut TV version.

Summary Notes

Dr. Anansa Linderby is kidnapped in a medical mission in Africa by a slave trader. From this moment, her husband will do anything to recover her and to punish the bad guys, but that will be not an easy task...

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112:37s UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate violence and sex references for: UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
  • 1992 Video VCI VHS
  • 1987 RCA/Columbia VHS
UK: Passed AA (14) uncut for:
  • 1979 cinema release

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

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15 cert 109:43s UK: A pre-cut TV version was passed 15 without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 2000 The Home Entertainment/Mosaic R2 DVD
  • 2000 The Home Entertainment/Mosaic VHS
This version had at least 2:44s of violent footage removed. This version was also distributed on a Mail on Sunday giveaway DVD.
Ashes of Time

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  • Dung che sai duk
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15 cert 89:36s 1994 Hong Kong/China/Taiwan drama by Kar Wai Wong

The BBFC passed the Redux Version 15 uncut for the 2008 cinema release and 2008 Artificial Eye DVD/Blu-ray.

Several previous versions exist, none of which were released in the UK. However the director re-processed the film for the Redux Version and feels that this supercedes previous versions

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

The uncut region 2 DVD is available at UK Amazon
The uncut UK Blu-ray is available at UK Amazon

The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon

Asian Cop: High Voltage

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8s 18 89:26s 1995 release by Andrew Kam
Asoka
  • Asoka the Great
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12 cert 157:58s
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2001 India historical action film by Santosh Sivan

The Directors Cut was pass ed 12 uncut for:

  • 2001 cinema release

The Director decided to remove a couple of musical interludes to hurry the film along

BBFC uncut 12 cert 169:03s The Original Version was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2001 Metrodome DVD
  • 2001 cinema release
The Asphyx

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  • The Horror of Death
  • Spirit of the Dead
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MPAA
PG

98:44s
=94:47s 
The Asphyx is a 1973 UK sci-fi horror by Peter Newbrook.
With Robert Powell, Robert Stephens and Jane Lapotaire. YouTube icon IMDb

UK: The long version is 15 rated (but no record in the BBFC database) for:

UK: The long version was passed AA (14) uncut for:

  • 1973 cinema release

US: The long version is MPAA PG rated for:

BBFC uncut 15 cert 82:52s UK: The short version was passed 15 without cuts for:
  • 2010 Odeon [Short + long version] R0 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2004 Anchor Bay R2 DVD
  • 1995 Arthouse VHS

From IMDb. The short version is missing around 12 minutes of footage including:

  • dialogue scenes
  • an anti-hanging protest before the execution
  • the removal of a scene showing the now-immortalized guinea pig being released from its cage.
Assassin(s) Assassin(s) is a  1997 France crime drama by Mathieu Kassovitz.

Always uncut. See Melon Farmers Hardcore 18s List: Assassin(s)

Assault on Precinct 13 Assault on Precinct 13 is a 1976 USA action crime thriller by John Carpenter.

Always uncut in the UK and US.

Asylum Erotica

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  • La bestia uccide a sangue freddo
  • Cold-Blooded Beast
  • Slaughter Hotel

Slaughter Hotel Blu ray Klaus Kinski

Asylum Erotica is a 1971 Italy horror mystery thriller by Fernando Di Leo.
With Klaus Kinski, Margaret Lee, Rosalba Neri. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Multiple variants with UK getting the worst of those available with pre-cuts to sex and violence. Sex scenes exist in clothed and unclothed softcore versions. The nudity is via body doubles though.

Summary Comments: Loopey

A masked killer stalks an institution for mentally disturbed rich women.

This film is not on the level of gialli directed by Mario Bava, Lucio Fulci, or Dario Argento. However, it is so loopey and bizarre that it is actually fascinating!

Slaughter Hotel's original ad campaign played upon the idea that the film is Based on a True Story , which means it really wasn't.

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95:56s US: The long European version with extended nudity scenes is MPAA Unrated for:

This release has all the softcore options save one scene with Rosalba Neri and the gardener, which is cut. However the entire scene is missing from the Italian release.

This seems to be the best available version.

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  US: Cut for an R Rating
BBFC uncut

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18 86:07s UK: A pre-cut version was passed 18 without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 2004 Boulevard R0 DVD

Sex and violence has been pre-cut. Meybe theR rated version.

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X cert   UK : Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1972 cinema release
At Any Price At Any Price is a 2012 USA thriller by Ramin Bahrani.

See Hardcore 18s List: At Any Price

At Close Range

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49s 15 cert 112:53s

 

1986 US crime film by James Foley

Although cut timing varies from 49s to 1:01s it seems that the same cuts requirement has been implemented slightly differently to all versions up to 2003 including the cinema release.

The cuts required were to a cock fighting scene.

Atlas in the Land of the Cyclops Atlas in the Land of the Cyclops is a 1961 Italy action romance by Antonio Leonviola (as Leonviola)

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Ator the Invincible

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  • Ator l'invincible
  • Ator
  • Ator, l'aquila battante
  • Ator, the Fighting Falcon
27s PG Cert 86:55s 1983 Italian adventure film by Joe D'Amato
Attack of the Clones 2002 US Sci-Fi film by George Lucas.

See Star Wars: Episode 2: Attack of the Clones

Au Pair Girls

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The Au Pair Girls

Au Pair Girls is a 1972 UK sex comedy by Val Guest.
With Astrid Frank, Johnny Briggs and Gabrielle Drake. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1972 cinema release and 1995 VHS. Uncut on US DVD but cut on Blu-ray

Summary review: Gabrielle Drake

Four sexy young foreign girls come to England as au pairs and quickly become quite intimate with their employers, host families, and just about everyone else they encounter.

The most notable contributions are from the British Gabrielle Drake playing a Scandinavian, and Me Me Lay taking a break from Italian cannibal films.

Otherwise pretty standard sex comedy fare.

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85:25s
=82:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
~1:10s
18

MPAA
Unrated

80:54s UK: Passed X/18 after about 1:10s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1995 Jezebel VHS
  • 1972 cinema release

US:  The cut UK version is MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2012 Redemption/Jezebel RA Blu-ray

Thanks to Nigel. See more cuts details from dvdcompare.net . The cuts were:

  • Nudity deleted featuring Anita's revealing reflection in a new mirror, presumably for crotch detail
  • Cuts to the sight of a joint being smoked whilst Ricky and Christa dance
  • Sex scene featuring Christa and Ricky was cut to remove simulated oral sex
  • After the cut oral sex scene Buster enters the room and rather forcibly gets have sex with Christa. The BBFC made cuts to take away the suggestion of a lack of consent.
Auch Zwerge Haben Klein Angefangen - Even Dwarfs Started Small

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2:17s PG cert 89:56s
 
by Werner Herzog

Cut in 2006 with the following BBFC comment: Cuts required to remove all sight of cockfight and live monkey in distress on a crucifix,

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

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  • Austin Powers - Das Schärfste, was Ihre Majestät zu bieten hat

Austin Powers International Mystery Blu ray  

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery is a 1997 USA / Germany crime comedy by Jay Roach.
Starring Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley and Michael York. BBFC link IMDb
A princess Di joke was cut by the distributors for 15 rated 1997 cinema release. Later uncut on UK home video. Cut for a PG-13 rating in the US.

Summary Notes

A 1960s hipster secret agent is brought out of cryofreeze to oppose his greatest enemy in the 1990s, where his social attitudes are glaringly out of place.

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15 cert 90:49s UK: The International Version was passed 15 uncut for:
  • 2015 Three Wolves Steelbook RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2015 Three Wolves RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2015 Three Wolves R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 29th June 2015
  • 2007 Optimum 10th Anniversary Edition R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1999 Fox Guild R2 DVD
  • 1998 20th Century Fox VHS
BBFC uncut

20th Century Fox
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15 cert 94:04s
=90:18s
UK: A pre-cut version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1997 cinema release

The pre-cuts were:

The distributors cut a joke about Princess Di as the 1997 cinema release was on the week of her death.

When Dr Evil comes up with his ransom plans his first one is to ask for a sum of $1  million dollars otherwise he will tell the world that Prince Charles is having an affair and expose it to the world. Robert Wagner's character then informs him that this has already happened, at which point he says that he should be kept informed of these things as he has been frozen for a period of time.

MPAA
5:15s
MPAA
PG-13
89:35s
=86:00s
US: Cut for PG-13

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com :

Some humourous scenes have been cut along with minor nudity and strong language

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

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BBFC uncut 12 cert 91:06s 1999 US comedy by Jay Roach.
With Mike Myers, Heather Graham and Michael York. IMDb

Passed 12 without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2000 EIV R2 DVD
  • 2000 EIV VHS
  • 1999 cinema release

There are mixed opinions as to whether the US PG-13 cuts apply to the UK release or not.

MPAA
PG-13
MPAA
PG-13
~95:00s
=~91:00s
Cut for a US MPAA PG-13 rating. According to Total Film, The cuts are applied to the closing sequence where Robert Wagner and Rob Lowe playing older & younger versions of the same Dr Evil are seen in bed. Wagner jokes: The best thing is, technically it's not cheating. I'm with myself.
Australia After Dark

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Uncut at:
R0 DVD at UK Amazon
R0 DVD at US Amazon
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Australian Classification Board
X Rated
~90:00s 1975 Australia sex documentary by John D Lamond
With Gina Allen and Count Copernicus. IMDb

IMDb reports that there is an Australian X version that runs at about 90:00s but there's no sign of any available version of this.

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Australian Classification Board
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~82:00s US: The US release featuring the Softcore Version is MPAA Unrated for:

Australia: Presumably uncut and R18+ rated for:

Promotional material: Depraved underbelly of a land down-under

Producer/director John Lamond made his indelible debut with this mondo-style look at the depraved underbelly of a land down-under. It's an ultra-sleazy, full-frontal journey through the weird and the pathetic, the ugly, the obscene and the beautiful, featuring strippers, swingers, murderers, devil worshippers, nutty gurus, drunken aborigines, and much more.

From the back alleys of the big cities to the savage cruelty of the outback, discover a continent of pleasure, pain, erotic art, wriggling cuisine, tiny bikinis, alien landings, record-breaking beer consumption and insane amounts of 70s nudity, now fully restored from a print recently discovered in the cellar of the Lower Wonga Drive-In and presented uncut & uncensored for the first time ever in America.

Bonus Features:

  • Audio Commentary With Director John D. Lamond and "Not Quite Hollywood" Director Mark Hartley,

  • John D. Lamond Trailer Reel.

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X cert 70:13s The Softcore Version was passed X (18) after about 12:00s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1977 cinema release
Avatar

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Avatar is a 2009 action adventure by James Cameron.
With Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Exists as a Theatrical Version, Special Edition and Extended Version

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Extended Version
12 cert 170:46s
=163:56s
 
UK: The Extended Version was passed 12 uncut for:

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com :

The Extended Edition is based upon the Special Edition and is nearly completely identical to it - except for the opening of the film. Initially, Avatar was to start on Earth. In the end, Cameron removed these scenes, because they would needlessly delay the plot. They are restored here more as a DVD Extra than anything adding to the film.

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Special Edition
12 cert 163:30s
=156:58s
UK: The Special Edition was passed 12 uncut for:

Based on article from  digitalspy.co.uk

James Cameron has re-inserted the Na'vi lovemaking scene. Cameron explained that he removed the scene for the initial theatrical run after getting a negative reaction from test audiences: I always felt that it was a good moment, so I wanted to put it back in,

Cameron described the lovemaking scene between Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana noting that it lasts all of about 20 seconds . It's been restored, every last frame of it. Seriously. I would say, just so that we correctly manage people's expectations, it does not change our rating at all. I would call it more of an alien foreplay scene. It's not like they're ripping their clothes off and going at it.

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Theatrical Version 
12 cert 155:00s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 12 uncut for:
  • 2010 20th Century Fox [3D +2D] R0 Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon
  • 2010 20th Century Fox RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2010 20th Century Fox R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2009 2D cinema release
  • 2009 3D cinema release
  • 2009 IMAX cinema release
Avengers Assemble

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  • The Avengers
  • Marvel's Avengers

Marvels Avengers Two Disc Blu ray Packaging

The Avengers is a 2012 USA action sci-fi by Joss Whedon.
With Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

There are 2 versions available worldwide, one omits the sight of the spear protruding from a man's chest as he is stabbed through his back. The UK cinema release was uncut but the DVD was the cut version. It turns out that the 'uncut' version took a couple of attempts to get the stabbing approved by the MPAA.

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PG-13

142:37s
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UK: The Original Version was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for moderate fantasy violence for:
  • 2012 cinema release

US: The Original Version is MPAA PG-13 rated for:

The BBFC confirmed that it had passed the Original Version of the stabbing at 12A/12. The BBFC wrote:

A slightly stronger moment occurs when a man is stabbed through the back by the chief villain's spear. The detail of the impact is not shown, only the tip of the spear protruding from the man's chest with a small amount of blood on it. The image is not dwelt upon and serves an important narrative purpose. The BBFC's Guidelines at 12A'/'12 state Moderate violence is allowed but should not dwell on detail. There should be no emphasis on injuries or blood, but occasional gory moments may be permitted if justified by the context .

See  article from  cinemablend.com . Producer Kevin Feige said:

When we submitted The Avengers, the first couple cuts of it came back from the MPAA rated R. That happened twice. So we went back and had to make adjustments. Well, whenever you impale somebody from their back and the blade comes out their chest, there are issues.

The Original Version has appeared in Italy, Belgium and Australia

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137:01s UK: The cut version was passed 12 for moderate fantasy violence without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2012 Walt Disney [6 movie collection] R0 Blu-ray
  • 2012 Walt Disney [3D + 2D] R0 Blu-ray
  • 2012 Walt Disney R0 Blu-ray
  • 2012 Walt Disney R2 DVD

There are 2 versions available worldwide, one omits the sight of the spear protruding from a man's chest as he is stabbed through his back. The cut version has the same running time but sees the man fall without the sight of the bloody protrusion. Thanks to Auiki for the screen caps.
 

Avengers: Uncut
US: Uncut with spear protruding from chest
Avnegers: Cut
UK: Cut with spear not protruding from chest

The cut version also applies to Swiss, Austrian, Czech and Russian releases too.

Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Marvel's The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron
Avengers: Age of Ultron is a 2015 USA action Sci-Fi adventure by Joss Whedon.

Screen Crush has reported, that the upcoming Blu-ray will include an extended cut and an alternate ending. The first extended cut for a Marvel movie.

AVP: Alien vs Predator

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Alien Predator Disc Extreme DVD

 

AVP: Alien vs. Predator is a 2004 USA / UK / Czech Republic / Canada / Germany action Sci-Fi adventure by Paul WS Anderson.
Starring Sanaa Lathan, Lance Henriksen and Raoul Bova. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut for an MPAA PG-13 rated Theatrical Version. The cuts were restored for the Extended Version.

Summary Notes

During an archaeological expedition on Bouvetøya Island in Antarctica, a team of archaeologists and other scientists find themselves caught up in a battle between the two legends. Soon, the team realize that only one species can win.

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Extended Version
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

104:10s
=100:00s
UK: The Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for:

From Chopping List See also Movie-Censorship. The Extended Version restores the violence cut from the Theatrical Version:

  • At 34:13 there is slightly more blood letting as well as an additional shot of the predator's claw.
  • At 34:27 there is also slightly more blood letting when the second mercenary is killed.
  • At 41:05 more spilled blood is shown on some rocks.
  • At 49:10 the death of Rousseau is bloodier.
  • At 58:56 the death of Maxwell is bloodier. The shot of a lance that impales him shows more blood covering it.
  • At 64:40 the death of Weyland is more graphic.
  • At 79:53 the disembowelling of the alien is bloodier.
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15 cert

MPAA PG-13

96:36s The cut Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2014 20th Century Fox Steelbook (RB) Blu-ray
  • 2008 20th Century Fox R2 DVD
  • 2004 20th Century Fox R2 DVD
  • 2004 UK cinema release
AVPR: Aliens vs Predator Requiem

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  • AVP: Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem
  • AVP: Requiem
  • Aliens vs. Predator 2
  • AvP2
  • AvPR
uncut 15 cert 96:54s 2007 US Sci-Fi by Colin Strause & Greg Strause

An Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for the 2008 20th Century Fox DVD

From Chopping List See also Movie-Censorship .

  • At 00:59 there is a more lingering shot of a chestburster emerging from a corpse.
  • At 01:49 the chestburster continues to crawl from its host.
  • At 15:07 a close-up of a chestburster emerging from the boy's front is restored.
  • At 50:10 there is a bloodier death for the teenager.
  • At 51:54 some off-screen head chewing has been restored.
  • At 57:27 addition gore shows an open stomach of one victim with chestbursters inside it.
  • At 63:37 an extra shot of someone's head hitting a windshield has been restored.
  • At 66:52 one additional shot of a nurse being strangled is apparent.
  • At 82:39 a victim is shown with half a body, rather than remaining in one piece.
  15 cert 89:53s The Theatrical version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for the 2207 cinema release and 2008 20th Century Fox DVDs
The Awakening

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The Awakening is a 1980 UK horror by Mike Newell.
Starring Charlton Heston, Susannah York and Jill Townsend. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

An American archaeologist is in Egypt with his pregnant wife, searching for the tomb of a long-lost Egyptian queen. At the same moment he discovers the tomb and opens it's accursed seal, his wife gives birth to his daughter. Years later it transpires that the malevolent spirit of the Egyptian queen left the tomb just as he was entering, and possessed his baby girl. As the truth becomes clear, the archaeologist realizes that he must destroy his daughter in a ceremonial ritual, before she uses her awesome powers to threaten the safety of mankind.

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15 cert

X cert

105:03s
=100:51s  
UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
  • 2007 Optimum R2 DVD
UK: Passed X (18) uncut for:
  • 1980 cinema release
BBFC uncut 15 cert 95:58s UK: A short version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 Warner VHS
The Awful Dr Orlof

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  • Gritos en la noche
  • Cries in the Night
  • The Demon Doctor
  • The Diabolical Dr Satan
  • L'Horrible Docteur Orlof
  • Screams in the Night
  • Schreie dirch die Nacht

Awful Dr Orloff Limited Uncut

The Awful Dr Orlof is a 1962 Spain/France horror thriller by Jesús Franco.
With Conrado San Martín, Diana Lorys, Howard Vernon. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Widely distributed in a cut French Version. The BBFC further cut this by 37s. The BBFC later waived these cut for 2017 video. The uncut Spanish Version turned up on German DVD in 2013.

Summary Notes: Classic

Dr. Orlof, a former prison doctor, abducts beautiful women from nightclubs and tries to use their skin to repair his daughter's fire-scarred face. He is assisted by Morpho, a deformed monstrosity who delights in biting his victims. However a young police inspector and his ballerina girlfriend are onto his sadistic practices.

In the European version, there's a few [breast] shots here and there. Hysterically awful at times but so lovable as a relic of a bygone genre. The music is a cacophonus clanging that just adds to the lurid aura of Morpho stalking the women as his master waits nearby. Delicious b&w photography is preserved wonderfully on DVD.

This movie is a CLASSIC of its genre and a must have for collectors.

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Germany flag ~93:00s Germany:   The longer Spanish Version is uncut for:
  • 2013 ELEA-Media Limited Edition [Spanish + French Versions] R2 DVD via UK Amazon

Note that this version has an English soundtrack where it coincides with the European Version. The extra 11 minutes of material has the original Spanish soundtrack. It is not clear about subtitles for this extra material. Maybe none or maybe German.

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

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French version
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

82:58s
 
UK: The cut French Version was passed 15 uncut for sexual threat, nudity with all previous BBFC cuts waived for:
  • 2017 Screenbound Pictures video

US: The cut French Version was released MPAA unrated for:

BBFC cut
37s

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15 cert 82:12s

 

UK: The cut French Version was passed 15 after 37s of further BBFC cuts for:
  • 2004 Arrow DVD
  • 1994 Redemption VHS

The BBFC commented:

  • Cuts required to protracted scenes of sexualised violence against women
The Awful Story of the Nun of Monza

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  • La monaca di Monza
  • La monaca di Monza: Una storia lombarda
  • The Lady of Monza
  • The Nun of Monza

Awful Story Monza Nonne Uncut

cut X cert   1969 Italy drama by Eriprando Visconti

The BBFC cut the 1971 cinema release

The original running time was noted as 1 04:11s =  100:01s

The uncut region 2 DVD is available via UK Amazon

See review from IMDb : Devastating drama

This is a very serious and devastating drama, based on true events that took place early in 17th Century in Italy and emphasizing on the hypocrisy and abuse of power of the Catholic Church.

The story is incredibly convoluted and often difficult to follow, but at the same time truly fascinating and the recreation of time & era are brilliant.

For as far as I remember the stuff my high-school history teacher attempted to tell me, the political background of this film is accurate to the tiniest detail. It's also a very well made film, especially considering the low production values! The cinematography and decors are extremely stylish and the film also benefits from a splendid Ennio Morricone score.

The acting is great with Antonio Sabato ( Seven Blood-Stained Orchids ) and Anne Heywood ( What Waits Below ) bringing an amazing and plausible chemistry on screen. A beautiful movie, but certainly not for all tastes.

AWOL

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  • AWOL: Absent without Leave
  • Lionheart
  • Full Contact
  • Wrong Bet
A.W.O.L.: Absent Without Leave is a 1990 USA action sport drama by Sheldon Lettich.
With Jean-Claude Van Damme, Harrison Page and Deborah Rennard. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

The International Version is uncut but the US R rated version is shortened

Summary Notes

Lyon Gaultier is a deserter in the Foreign Legion arriving in the USA entirely hard up. He finds his brother between life and death and his sister-in-law without the money needed to heal her husband and to maintain her child. To earn the money needed, Gaultier decides to take part in some very dangerous clandestine fights.

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Germany flag   Germany : German versions are based on the International Cut but have a few extra seconds of the burnt face of Francois in hospital.
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International Version
18 103:30s UK: The International Version was passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2008 DVD Digital R0 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2002 Universal R2 DVD
  • 1990 Guild VHS
  • 1990 cinema release
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shortened
MPAA
R rated
104:56s
=100:44s
US: The US R Rated Version has been shortened by about 3 minutes of plot, presumably for pacing reasons.

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

Axe

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  • California Axe Massacre
  • Lisa, Lisa
  • The Axe Murders
  • California Axe Murders
  • The Virgin Slaughter

Axe DVD Lynne Bradley

Axe is a 1977 US horror by Frederick R Friedel.
With Leslie Lee, Jack Canon and Ray Green. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1982 cinema release and 1999 VHS. Banned as a video nasty in 1984. The BBFC waived their cuts for 2005 DVD. Uncut in the US

Summary Review: Classic of its kind

A gang of three murderers escape the police, terrorize a salesgirl in a roadside grocery store, then proceed to hide-out in a seemingly deserted farmhouse. They soon discover that a young girl, Lisa, and her paralyzed grandfather live there. The gang attempt some sleazy deeds, but Lisa shows how she can work an axe in self defence.

Even though this movie is EXTREMELY low-budget and is only around 60 minutes long, it is still another example of how a low-budget can help a movie. The acting isn't always the best, but Leslie Lee is considerably creepy as Lisa the axe murderess.

The movie doesn't really go anywhere, but it is a classic of its kind.

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA R

68:05s
=65:22s
 
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence with BBFC cuts waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

Thanks to Richard. US distributor Severin has announced a US Blu-ray release in 2014. It is unknown whether the UK will follow suit

BBFC cut
19s
18 66:49s
=64:09s
UK: Passed 18 after 19s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1999 Exploited VHS titled California Axe Massacre

The 1999 Exploited release under the title of California Axe Massacre  was passed back and forth between Duval and Mike Bor who apparently did not have a problem passing the film uncut.

However the DPP said the film would still be prosecutable as obscene as it was all those years ago. So one cut is necessary to make it legal.

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uncut
Video Nasty 64:49s UK: Released uncut for:
  • 19 82 Video Releasing Organisation VHS titled Axe

It was listed as a video nasty in September 1984 and stayed on the list throughout the panic and so became one of the collectable DPP39s

BBFC cut
cut
X cert 65:03s
=62:27s
UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1982 cinema release titled California Axe Massacre
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Azumi The Movie Japan Release

  18 123:00s 2003 Japan action film by Ryûhei Kitamura

No BBFC cuts to the 2004 Optimum DVD but this is an International Version edited for brevity

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

The Director's Cut region 2 DVD is available via UK Amazon
The Director's Cut region 1 DVD is available via US Amazon