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The Black Alley Cats  

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The Black Alley Cats is a 1973 US action film by Henning Schellerup.
With Sunshine Woods, Sandy Dempsey and Charlene Miles.
BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1984 cinema release. Uncut in the US.

Summary Review: Crude and Tasteless

Wanting revenge on a street gang for a rape attack, four young girls get together, take kung-fu lessons, learn how to shoot, form a gang called the Black Alley Cats and search out the gang that attacked them.

It's all very cheap, crude and tasteless but the background music during the lengthy sex scenes should be of interest to fans of lounge/psych music.

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uncut
  MPAA
Unrated
~81:00s US: Uncut for:
  • Something Weird R1 DVD-R
banned
banned
rejected 77:03s UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1984 cinema release
Black and White Black and White is a 2014 USA drama by Mike Binder.
Starring Kevin Costner, Gillian Jacobs and Jennifer Ehle. IMDb

Rated R for brief strong language . However the producers successfully appealed to the C.A.R.A. Appeals board, and the film was re-rated PG-13 for brief strong language, thematic material involving drug use and drinking, and for a fight

Summary Notes

A grieving widower is drawn into a custody battle over his granddaughter, whom he helped raise her entire life.

Black and White

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  18 95:03s 1999 US film by James Toback (Columbia TriStar)

No BBFC cuts required to the UK cinema and video releases of 2000.

Encountered problems with the US censors and had to be cut to achieve an R rating as described below. I am not sure which version was released in the UK but it seems to be a minute longer than the US R Rated version.

Black And White is a star-studded tale of rich white kids in New York City who become obsessed with uptown hip-hop culture and eventually find themselves entangled in a murder investigation.

The scene that aroused the MPAA's concern opens the film. Bijou Phillips, Kim Matalova, and rapper Power, from the Wu-Tang Clan are getting it on in a sexy three-way make-out scene in the woods in Central Park. Unbeknownst to them, a group of boys look on. There's something dark and brooding about the setting, but all three members of this menage are clearly willing participants.

The producer speaks of the MPAA: First they say 'The scene in the park with the guy and two girls is problematic.' While they won't say 'This is what we want you to do,' of course they mean that without that scene the movie would get its R-rating. The rating was unfair. They wanted us to cut the scene and the director wasn't willing to do that.

The uncut and cut versions end up being very similar: a little less kissing between the two girls, the camera doesn't linger on an exposed bottom for quite so long there, and instead of tweaking her partner's nipple, one of the women now cups the breast instead.

All are minor changes, and the gist of the scene is still there, but nonetheless, it's been changed. Moreover, the changes appear to be arbitrary: three seconds of girls kissing is OK, seven seconds is not. Handling a breast one way is fine, but touching it another way is taboo.

Black Belly of the Tarantula

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  • La tarantola dal ventre nero

Black Belly Tarantula Region NTSC

See trailer from youtube.com

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MPAA
R Rated
~89:00s 1971 Italy/France giallo by Paolo Cavara.
With Giancarlo Giannini, Claudine Auger and Barbara Bouchet. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

Summary Review: Brilliant Giallo

Inspector Tellini investigates serial crimes where victims are paralyzed while having their bellies ripped open with a sharp knife.

Paolo Cavara's brilliant Giallo The Black Belly Of The Tarantula is definately special. The film contains a beautiful (Euro Babe) cast, that would please James Bond afficianados everywhere. It contains three Bond Girls in one film! The wonderful Claudine Auger ( Thunderball ), Barbara Bouchet ( Casino Royale ), and Barbara Bach ( The Spy Who Loved Me ), all lending shady perversity to the proceedings.

The title refers to the sadistic means in which a killer is performing on his prey. An acupuncture needle is inflamed with a paralysing poison that the killer inserts into the neck of his victim

Highly recommended to those who love weird and twisted little masterpieces that come from Italy. And the music score is to die for

BBFC
cut
X cert submitted
88:49s
UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1972 cinema release
Black Belt Jones

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1:27s 18 80:11s 1974 US film by Robert Clouse

Same cuts for cinema and video versions

Black Caesar

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  • Godfather of Harlem
Black Caesar is a 1973 USA action crime thriller by Larry Cohen.
Starring Fred Williamson, Gloria Hendry and Art Lund. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
The US Theatrical Version is missing a downbeat coda.

Summary Notes

Tommy Gibbs is a tough kid, raised in the ghetto, who aspires to be a kingpin criminal. As a young boy, his leg is broken by a bad cop on the take, during a payoff gone bad. Nursing his vengeance, he rises to power in New York City's Harlem. Angry at the racist society around him, both criminal and straight, he sees the acquisition of power as the solution to his rage. He performs a free-lance hit on a Mob contract to attract the attention of the head of a Mafia family. Reluctantly accepted into 'The Family,' he grows increasingly autonomous and aggressive, eventually starting a gang war.

BBFC uncut
European Version
18 89:47s

UK: The European Version was passed 18 uncut for:
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US Version
  MPAA R 89:47s

US: The US Version is MPAA R rated

From IMDb:

In the original theatrical version, when a wounded Tommy Gibbs is seen wandering in the slums at the film's conclusion, the film fades to the New York skyline with the caption AUGUST 22, 1972 appearing and then the end credits.

However, on European prints and the version issued by MGM on VHS and DVD, they included a scene where a street gang robs, beats, and leave Tommy for dead and then the usual skyline fade and credits.

According to Larry Cohen on the DVD commentary, he was surprised MGM used the European film negative for the DVD release. Therefore, the current MGM version is labeled as an accidental director's cut.

Black Candles

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  • Los Ritos sexuales del diablo
  • Hot Fantasies
    Naked Dreams

Black Candles in Brindhouse double bill

5s 18 80:44s 1982 Spain horror film by Jose Ramon Larraz

Cut by 5s for the 1995 video.

From cuts details on IMDb

  • Cut to remove a shot of a man being stabbed between the buttocks by a sword during a torture scene.

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

Review from US Amazon : Sexploitation

A poor horror film with even worse cliched ending, why the 3-star rating then? Simple. If you're looking for sexploitation in a satanic cult-themed horror film, you've hit the jackpot with BLACK CANDLES. It is surprisingly wall-to-wall sex-scenes (have your finger on the fast-forward button ready when the 'tender love scene' involving a goat appears).

Overall, 3-stars. But honestly, add 1-star on the strength of BLACK CANDLES alone if you enjoy softcore in your horror. Subtract 1-star from the 3-star rating if you actually want a good horror film with a decent ending that doesn't jerk you around.

Black Cat Run

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Black Cat Run Patrick Muldoon

12s 18 87:52s 1998 US TV movie by DJ Caruso

The BBFC cut 12s from the 1998 Home Entertainment video.

Thanks to Bleach:

  • Scene of man's arm being deliberately and repeatedly run over by car was reduced.

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

Black Christmas

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  • Noël tragique
  • Silent Night, Evil Night
  • Stop Me
  • Stranger in the House

Black Christmas DVD Olivia Hussey

Black Christmas is a 1974 Canada horror mystery thriller by Bob Clark.
Starring Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea and Margot Kidder. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for X rated  1975 cinema release. Uncut and 18 rated on home video. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Review:  Lively characters

It's time for Christmas break, and the sorority sisters make plans for the holiday, but the strange anonymous phone calls are beginning to put them on edge. When Clare disappears, they contact the police, who don't express much concern. Meanwhile Jess is planning to get an abortion, but boyfriend Peter is very much against it. The police finally begin to get concerned when a 13-year-old girl is found dead in the park. They set up a wiretap to the sorority house, but will they be in time to prevent a sorority girl attrition problem?

I suspect the 18 rating is caused by the frequent use of the C word in the obscene phone calls. There is little gore or blood and without the language this could easily have been rated 15.

Well worth purchasing for fans of a well made, well paced horror drama which keeps the viewer engaged with lively characters and a suspense filled plot.....

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uncut
18

MPAA R

94:05s UK: Passed 18 uncut for very strong language and strong sex references for:
  • 2010 Metrodome R2 DVD at UK Amazon for release on 18th October 2010.
  • 2006 Tartan Palisades R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2003 Tartan R2 DVD

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC cut
cut
X cert submitted
97:41s
=93:47s
UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1975 cinema release

From UMDb:

  • Removed all instances of the word 'cunt' from the obscene phone calls
  • Also cut some of the other crude sexual references during the same scene.
Black Cobra Woman Back Cobra Woman is a 1976 Italy erotic drama by Joe D'Amato.

See Erotic Eva

Black Dragon Black Dragon  is a 1989 Hong Kong action crime comedy by Jackie Chan.

See Miracles

The Black Dragon Revenges the Death of Bruce Lee

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  • Death of Bruce Lee
  • Long zheng hu dou jing wu hun
  • The Black Dragon's Revenge

The Black Dragon's Revenge - Special Edition Blu-ray

The Black Dragon Revenges the Death of Bruce Lee is a 1975 Hong Kong / USA action drama by Chin-Ku Lu (as Tommy Loo Chung).
Starring Ron Van Clief, Charles Bonet and Phillip Ko. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1976 cinema release. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

Three rival gangs embark on a search for Bruce Lee's handwritten "finger fighting" manual. (Josiah Howard, "Blaxploitation Cinema: The Essential Reference guide.")

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uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~90:00s
=~86:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut

18 82:21s

 

UK: An unknown version, presumably cut was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1986 Sheptonhurst VHS
BBFC cut
cut
X cert 84:03s
=80:41s

 

UK: Passed X after compulsory BBFC cuts for:
  • 1976 cinema release titled Death of Bruce Lee
Black Emanuelle

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  • Emanuelle nera
  • Emanuelle negra
  • Emmanuelle in Africa

EMANUELLE UNCUT INTEGRALE COLLECTORS LAURA GEMSER

1:39s 18 92:14s 1975 Italian sex film by Bitto Albertini

The hardcore version was submitted by Optimum Releasing in 2008. It suffered 1:39s  of BBFC cuts. In order to obtain an '18' certificate six cuts for sexual detail were required. An 'R18' certificate was available without the cuts.

From cuts details on IMDb :

The "hard" print contained a brief sequence of shots of explicit penetration during the scene in which Emanuelle and Gianni first make love. These shots were performed by doubles, not by Angelo Infanti and Laura Gemser, neither of which were informed of this addition at the time.

One extra shot was also included during the tribal dance scene of many tribesmen running their hands over Emanuelle's body as she lies on the ground.

The hardcore version/Integrale is available on the Italian DVD

1:58s 18 91:33s The previously cut version was re-submitted in 1995 by Lumiere Pictures. Extra detail presented in the widescreen format led to an additional 30s of BBFC cuts over and above the pre-cut 1:28s
1:28s 18 90:42s The cinema version of 1976 and the Warner Home Video of 1987 were both cut by 1:28s
Black Emanuelle 2

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  • Emanuelle nera No. 2
  • Black Emmanuelle No 2
  • The New Black Emanuelle

Black Emanuelle DVD Dagmar Lassander
 

Uncut version is available at:
R0 DVD at UK Amazon
R0 DVD at US Amazon
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uncut
18 92:19s 1976 Italy erotic film by Bitto Albertini.
With Angelo Infanti, Shulamith Lasri [Sharon Lesley] and Don Powell. IMDb

Passed 18 uncut after the BBFC waived their cuts for the 2009 for:

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Summary Review: Voluptuous

In her one and only screen appearance, the insanely voluptuous Sharon Lesley takes over the role of Emanuelle, who's now confined to a Manhattan psychiatric clinic with an acute case of amnesia, depraved fantasies and Daddy-delusions of the highest order. Her doctor attempts to unravel a Freudian check-list of incestuous hunger, lesbian-longings, misplaced aggressions and errant nymphomania before her traumas take permanent hold.

Sharon Lesley is a marvel to behold - a pretty face, gorgeous eyes, absolutely perfect natural breasts, a bubble-butt, curvaceous to the Nth degree. And she looks fantastic in the stylings of those wicked 70's when she's not naked.

BBFC
cut
X cert 91:11s Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1977 cinema release
Black Emanuelle 2       1976 Italian sex film by Joe D'Amato with Laura Gemser and Gabriele Tinti

See Emanuelle in Bangkok

Black Emanuelle Goes East       1976 Italian sex film by Joe D'Amato with Laura Gemser and Gabriele Tinti

See Emanuelle in Bangkok

Black Emmanuelle White Emmanuelle

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  • Velluto nero
  • Black Velvet
  • Emanuelle in Egypt
  • Naked Paradise

Black Emmanuelle White Annie Belle
 

Uncut at:
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
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uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~94:00s
=~90:00s
1976 Italian sex drama by Brunello Rondi.
With Laura Gemser, Annie Belle and Al Cliver. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Summary Review: Emanuelle in Egypt

The film revolves around a family of women living in Egypt. The mother (Nieves Navarro) spends her time getting it on with her native manservant and a handsome, much younger spiritual guru (Al Zombie Cliver). The older daughter gets off on teasing and tormenting the manservant when her mother's not busy with him. The younger daughter Laure (Annie Belle) also shows up, apparently returning from school. Finally, you have friends of the family played by real-life couple, Laura Gemser and Gabriele Tinti. Gemser is playing a character called Emanuelle , but she doesn't seem like the same chirpy, world-renowned photojournalist Emanuelle she plays in all the other movies.

Needless to say much softcore sex ensues--which is really the only reason watch this. Gemser looks very lovely, but she is not as good as she usually is.

BBFC
1:52s
18 77:12s A short version was passed 18 after 1:52s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 Xtasy VHS
The Black Fist

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  • The Black Streetfighter
  • Fist
  • Homeboy
18s 18 93:23s 1976 US action film by Timothy Galfas/Richard Kaye
Black Friday

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17s 18 160:47s 2004 India crime drama by Anurag Kashyap. With Kay Kay Menon, Pavan Malhotra and Aditya Srivastava. IMDb

Cut by 17s for an 18 rating for:

  • 2007 Adlabs/Asian Gold R2 DVD

The BBFC commented:

  • Cut was required to sight of real animal cruelty (cockfighting)
Black God White Devil

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  • Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol
  • God and the Devil in the Land of the Sun
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uncut
12 cert 118:05s 1964 Brazil adventure by Glauber Rocha. With Geraldo Del Rey, Yoná Magalhães and Othon Bastos. IMDb

Passed 12 uncut for:

BBFC uncut X cert 113:13s
=108:41s
A short version was passed X withourt BBFC cuts for the 1970 cinema release
Black Hawk Down

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uncut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

145:35s 2001 US action film by Ridley Scott.
With Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor and Tom Sizemore. IMDb

UK: The Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for:

US: The  Extended Version is MPAA Unrated for:

The extra material is uncontentious. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC uncut 15 cert

MPAA
R Rated

138:26s The Theatrical version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2002 Columbia/TriStar R2 DVD
  • 2002 cinema release
Black Knight

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4s PG cert 91:37s 2001 US comedy by Gil Junger

All cinema and video versions from 2001-2003 cut with the following BBFC comment: The distributor chose to cut sight of a potentially dangerous imitable technique (spray from an aerosol can ignited with a lighter) in order to achieve a PG classification. A 12 without cuts was available to the distributor

The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon

Black Mama, White Mama

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  • Black Mama White Mama
  • Hot, Hard and Mean
  • Chained Woman
  • Chained Women
  • Chains of Hate
  • Women in Chains

Black Mama White Blu Ray

Black Mama, White Mama is a 1973 USA / Philippines crime thriller by Eddie Romero.
Starring Pam Grier, Margaret Markov and Sid Haig. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1974, 18 rated VHS in 1986 and then again in 1998. Uncut on 18 rated DVD/Blu-ray since 2004. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

When two troublemaking female prisoners (one a revolutionary, the other a former harem-girl) can't seem to get along, they are chained together and extradited for safekeeping. The women, still chained together, stumble, stab, and cat-fight their way across the wilderness, igniting a bloody shootout between gangsters and a group of revolutionaries.

BBFC uncut
uncut
18

MPAA R

82:49s
UK: Passed 18 uncut with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
  • 2016 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon titled Black Mama, White Mama
  • 2004 MGM R2 DVD at UK Amazon titled Black Mama, White Mama
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
53s
18 82:31s

submitted
83:03s
UK: Passed 18 after 53s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1998 M.G.M./U.A.VHS titled Black Mama White Mama

From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were to edit:

  • The rape of Brent
  • The torture scene
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
23s
18 81:17s

UK: Passed 18 after 23s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1986 Rank VHS titled Black Mama White Mama
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
X cert   UK: Passed X (18) after compulsory cuts for:
  • 1974 cinema release titled Hot, Hard and Mean
Black Mask

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  • Hak hap
  • Black Mask: Mission Possible
BBFC uncut 18 83:15s Black Mask is a 1996 action comedy by Daniel Lee.
With Jet Li, Ching Wan Lau and Karen Mok. YouTube icon IMDb

The English Language Export Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2001 BMG R0 DVD
  • 1998 BMG VHS

Plot scenes were removed for brevity.

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Taiwan flag    There are several versions of this film with the release from Taiwan being the longest
Black Moon Rising

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  • Black Rider

Guilty Pleasures 1980s Collection Classic

Black Moon Rising is a 1986 US action film by Harley Cokeliss.
With Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Hamilton and Robert Vaughn. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for the 18 rated cinema release and VHS. Uncut on 15 rated DVD

Summary: Entertaining

Master thief Sam Quint (Academy Award winner Tommy Lee Jones), hired by the government for a high-level job, hides a computer disc containing vital evidence in a sleek experimental supercar known as The Black Moon.

Black Moon Rising is a formulaic and predictable but nevertheless entertaining and fast-paced thriller based on a story originally written by no less than John Carpenter.

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uncut
15 cert

No Cert

MPAA
R rated

95:18s UK: Passed 15 uncut for infrequent strong violence and language with previous cuts waived for:
  • 2009 Lions Gate Home Video (not yet released)

UK: 18 uncut but no record of this in the BBFC database for:

  •  2002 Hollywood DVD
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
40s
18 94:52s UK: Passed 18 after  BBFC cuts of 40-45s for:
  • 1986 Thorn-EMI VHS
  • 1986 cinema release

The cuts were:

  • Cuts to the brutal beating of Tommy Lee Jones by a gang of thugs
Black Nativity

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Black Nativity is a 2013 USA musical music drama by Kasi Lemmons.
Starring Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett and Jennifer Hudson. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
There exists a Theatrical Version and an uncontroversial Extended Musical Version

Summary Notes

A street-wise teen from Baltimore who has been raised by a single mother travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives, where he embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey.

BBFC uncut
Extended Musical Version
    US:  The Extended Musical Version is uncut for:
  • 2014 20th Century Fox [Theatrical + Extended] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 7th October 2014
  • 2014 20th Century Fox [Theatrical + Extended] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 7th October 2014
BBFC uncut
Theatrical Version
PG cert

MPAA PG
MPAA

92:44s UK: Passed PG uncut for mild threat and very mild language for:
  • 2013 cinema release

US: The Theatrical Version is uncut and MPAA PG rated for:

  • 2014 20th Century Fox [Theatrical + Extended] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 7th October 2014
  • 2014 20th Century Fox [Theatrical + Extended] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 7th October 2014
The Black Order Cometh See Satanic Sluts: The Black Order Cometh
The Black Room

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The Black Room is a 1983 USA horror thriller by Elly Kenner and Norman Thaddeus Vane.
With Stephen Knight, Cassandra Gava and Jimmy Stathis. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

A room gets put up for rent following the mysterious murder of its previous tenant. When an apartment-hunting man sees the deal the brother and sister landlords are offering, he immediately puts down the first month's rent and starts spending his days there, even though he has a home to spend his nights at with his wife. When he comes home, he tells his wife about the fantasies he has of having sex with various women each day in his new apartment. His wife goes along with it for a while, but when she discovers that her husband's stories are much more than just fantasies, she starts to do some investigating.

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uncut
X cert 87:44s
=84:13s
UK: Passed X uncut for:
  • 1983 cinema release

US: Uncut for:

uncut
uncut
Section 3 seizure 84:07s UK: Uncut on pre-cert video for
  • 1983 Alpha VHS

The video was seized subject to an Obscene Publications Act Section 3 Seizure Order. This is a legal gambit whereby victims admitted that the videos were 'obscene', and therefore subject to seizure, in return for that being the end of the matter, and so avoiding an obscenity trial with the possibility of jail time.

Black Sabbath

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  • I tre volti della paura
Black Sabbath is a 1963 Italy/UK/France horror by Mario Bava.
With Michèle Mercier, Lidia Alfonsi and Boris Karloff. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Uncut by censors, but the order of the 3 tales was changed,  along with plot, for the English Language/AIP Version

Summary Notes

A trio of atmospheric horror tales about: A woman terrorized in her apartment by phone calls from an escaped prisoner from her past; a Russian count in the early 1800s who stumbles upon a family in the countryside trying to destroy a particularly vicious line of vampires; and a 1900-era nurse who makes a fateful decision while preparing the corpse of one of her patients - an elderly medium who died during a seance.

uncut
Italian Version
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

92:16s UK: The Italian Language Version was passed 15 uncut for moderate sexualised threat and violence for:
  • 2013 Arrow Film [Italian + English Versions] RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon
  • 2007 Starz R2 DVD

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

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English Version
15 cert 91:54s UK: The English Language Version was passed 15 uncut for moderate sexualised threat and violence for:
  • 2013 Arrow Film [Italian + English Versions] RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon
  • 1964 cinema release

US: The English Language Version is MPAA Unrated for:

From IMDb. The order of the segments was rearranged by AIP for the English-language release. The original ordering was: The Telephone, The Wurdalak, and The Drop of Water. In addition, The Telephone was re-dubbed and slightly re-cut by Bava at AIP's request to create a supernatural angle and disguise the lesbian overtones of the story.

Black Snake

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  • Slaves
  • Black Snake: The Whip
  • Duchess of Doom
  • Sweet Suzy

Black Snake DVD

uncut 18 82:29s 1973 US adventure by Russ Meyer

The cinema cuts were waived by the BBFC when the DVD was submitted in 2005

The uncut region 2 DVD is available at UK Amazon

cut X cert   Thanks to Salote

The cinema release of 1977, titled Slaves, was cut as follows:

  • Reel 1 - Remove lashing by Susan of slave tied face down.
  • Reel 3 - Remove close shots of nails being driven into palms of Joshua in crucifixion sequence.
  • Reel 3 - Reduce lashing of dead body of Joshua on the cross.
  • Reel4 - Reduce the repeated lashing of Joxer when he is tied to a gate.
  • Reel4 - Reduce close up of Joxer's agonised face with blood dripping from mouth after machete has been stabbed into his stomach.
Black Sunday

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  • The Mask of Satan
  • La maschera del demonio
  • Revenge of the Vampire

Black Sunday Dual Format Blu ray

Black Sunday is a 1960 Italy horror by Mario Bava.
With Barbara Steele, John Richardson and Andrea Checchi. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Banned by the BBFC in 1961. European Version (Mask of Satan) was uncut. US Version (Black Sunday) was cut.

Summary Review: Wonderful black and white film

A vengeful witch and her fiendish servant return from the grave and begin a bloody campaign to possess the body of the witch's beautiful look-alike descendant.

Italian director Mario Bava exploded onto the horror scene with Black Sunday. The movie succeeds fantastically at conveying a bleak atmosphere of horror.

uncut
Mask of Satan
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

82:55s UK:  The European Version/Mask of Satan was passed 15 uncut for:
  • 2013 Arrow [Mask of Satan + Black Sunday + I vampiri] RB Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at UK Amazon
  • 2007 Starz Mario Bava Collection R2 DVD via UK Amazon
  • 1992 Redemption VHS

US: The European Version/Mask of Satan version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
3:17s

15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

81:18s UK: The cut US Version/Black Sunday was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2013 Arrow [Mask of Satan + Black Sunday + I vampiri] RB Blu-ray/R1 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1986 Stablecane VHS

US: The US Version is MPAA Unrated for:

See article from movie-censorship.com . The shorter re-edited US print which was missing 3:17s of violence and dialogue including.

  • A kiss was cut as Asa in a coffin kisses Dr Kruvagan after asking for his blood
  • A cut scene of an eye gouging as part of a procedure to extract the soul
  • The burning of Vajda was reduced
  • uncontroversial dialogue scenes were also cut
banned
banned
rejected   UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1961 cinema release
The Black Torment

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  • Estate of Insanity

Black Torment Blu ray John Turner

The Black Torment is a 1964 UK horror mystery by Robert Hartford-Davis.
Starring Heather Sears, John Turner and Ann Lynn. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for its 1964 and 1970 UK cinema release. These cuts seem to have persisted into all home video releases since, albeit with the rating reducing from X down to 12.

Summary Notes

A lord returns to his manor with his new wife, to hear rumors that he had already secretly returned and had committed several murders. Has he lost his mind, or is something dark afoot ?

BBFC cut
cut

best available
best
available

12 cert

15 cert

AA certificate

X cert

MPAA
Unrated

82:26s

cinema submitted
87:23s
83:53s

UK: The cut UK cinema version was passed 12 for moderate violence without further BBFC cuts for:

UK: The cut UK cinema version was passed 15 without further BBFC cuts for:

  • 1985 Stablecane VHS

UK:  Cuts still required for an AA (14) rating for:

  • 1970 cinema release
UK: Passed X (16) after compulsory BBFC cuts for:
  • 1964 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • The opening pre credit sequence introduced the film with a woman being strangled in the woods. The BBFC truncated the scene at the point where a man in black stretches his hands out towards the woman's throat. The BBFC cuts list reads: Remove all shots (in the pre-credit sequence) from the moment the man stretches out his hand towards his victim

US: The cut UK cinema version is MPAA Unrated for:

Black Venus

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  • Venere nera

Black Venus DVD cover

2:00s 18 89:29s 1983 US/Spain drama by Claude Merlot

Cut by 2m when submitted in 2006 with the following BBFC comment: Compulsory cuts were required to remove a sequence of eroticised sexual violence.

The BBFC explained further in their 2006 Annual Report: Limited cuts to reduce aggression in a gang rape
scene were required. The distributor chose
instead to remove the entire scene.

The uncut region 0 DVD is available at US Amazon
The uncut region 0 DVD is available via UK Amazon

Also broadcast uncut on the Movies 4 Men channel

From cuts details on IMDb : Softcore

French director Claude Mulot helmed this retelling of a Balzac-inspired tale of a struggling sculptor obsessed with a beautiful Caribbean muse in late 19th century Paris.

Mulot must have had a real budget to work with because it's all up on the screen; sumptuous gowns, top hats and tuxedos with tails, manor houses, cobblestone streets, carriages, ballroom dancing, a classy sounding score, and a bevy of beautiful unclothed females. Jones shows off her achingly beautiful body several times, and virtually all of the women in the cast strip naked at one time or another. Look for 1963's British sex scandal icon Mandy Rice Davies as one of Venus's benefactors. Mulot uses the camera and the storyline to spice up the sex scenes much more than the expected contorted positions and exaggerated huffing-and-puffing. His choice of a character's voice-over works quite well to move Black Venus along for its 80-minute running time.

As an example of what softcore porn can aspire to and be in an age of Skinemax flicks, it's well worth checking out.

31s 18 90:48s

 

The BBFC cut the 1984 MGM/UA video by 31s
1:12s 18 94:07s The BBFC cut 1:12s from he 1984 cinema release
Blackbelt

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Blackbelt DVD Don Dragon Wilson

uncut
uncut
18 88:04s
84:33s
1992 US martial arts film by Charles Philip Moore

The BBFC waived their cuts for the 2010 Nouveaux DVD

The uncut region 2 DVD is available at UK Amazon

1:06s 18 83:15s  The BBFC cut 1:06s from the 1994 Imperial Entertainment video

The US DVD release was also heavily cut for an R rating with appreciably different cuts to the UK version which turns out to be the most complete.

  • In the opening scene where Sweet (Matthias Hues) attacks a group of thugs the UK version is the most complete. In the UK version when Hues lifts up and headbutts a thug the camera pans down the thugs face revelaing blood pouring from his mouth. In the US DVD the scene cuts away before the camera reaches his mouth. The DVD is also missing several punches to the next thugs ribs. The thug lying on the bed who gets his arm broken is cut indentically in both versions.
  • The scene where Dillon (Don Wilson) enters the dead prostitutes room is cut in the UK version. In the DVD we see a close up shot of the woman lying on the bed which is cut from the UK tape.
  • The scene where the thugs attack Shanna's house is cut on the DVD. The knife wielding thug that attacks Dillon get his arm broken in the UK tape before he is thrown through the table. On the DVD the arm break is missing.
  • The scene where Sweet attacks the two men on the street has been cut for the UK version. We should see Sweet lift up the first thug and headbutt him but this is missing from the UK tape (but surprisingly a photo of that exact scene is printed on the back of the tape).
  • The scene where Sweet kills Dillons partner is cut on both versions. Close up punches to the face have been cut from the UK version. Sweet breaking the mans neck has been cut differently on both versions. In the UK version Sweet grabs the mans head and says 'Time to...' but the remaining dialogue (presumalby 'Time to die') is missing and the man is lying on the floor with his neck broken. The DVD is also missing the neck break but all of the 'Time to die' dialogue is also missing.
  • The final martial arts scene in Dillon's apartment has been cut differently in both versions. All scenes showing Nunchaku sticks have been cut from the UK version. Various snippets of martial arts have been cut from both versions. The scene showing Sweet impaled on a sword has been cut from the DVD. In the UK version the camera pans down showing Sweet staggering about with the sword impaled through his chest and blood pouring from his mouth. The DVD cuts away before the camera reaches Sweet's chest.
Blackboard Jungle

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  • The Blackboard Jungle

Blackboard Jungle Region Import NTSC

See trailer from youtube.com
 

Uncut at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
uncut
uncut
12 cert

MPAA
Unrated

96:35s 1955 US drama by Richard Brooks.
With Glenn Ford, Anne Francis and Louis Calhern. IMDb

UK: Passed 12 uncut for:

  • 1996 Warner VHS

Netherlands: Uncut for:

US: Uncut for:

BBFC
cut
X cert   UK: Passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1955 cinema release
banned
banned
rejected   UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1955 cinema release
Blackenstein

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Blackenstein is a 1973 USA horror by William A Levey.
Starring John Hart, Ivory Stone and Joe De Sue. IMDb
Exists as a Theatrical Version and a longer Video Version

Promotional Material

You may have heard of this infamous Blaxploitation/Horror hybrid, but the real story is even more bizarre: In 1973, criminal-lawyer-turned-wannabe-monster-movie-mogul Frank R. Saletri wrote and produced this grindhouse hit about a Black soldier mortally wounded in Vietnam, transformed into a rampaging monster by an L.A. mad scientist. Almost a decade later, Seletri himself would be murdered gangland-style in a crime that remains debated and unsolved to this day. John Hart (TV's "The Lone Ranger "), 40s Hollywood starlet Andrea King (THE BEAST WITH FIVE FINGERS) and even former mob moll/stripper Liz Renay (DESPERATE LIVING) star in this jaw-dropper directed by William A. Levey (THE HAPPY HOOKER GOES TO WASHINGTON)
BBFC uncut
Video Version
MPAA
Unrated
87:05s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2017 Severin Films [Theatrical + Video Version] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 30th May 2017
  • 2017 Severin Films [Theatrical + Video Version] R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 30th May 2017
cut
cut
Theatrical Version
MPAA R 77:46s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2017 Severin Films [Theatrical + Video Version] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 30th May 2017
  • 2017 Severin Films [Theatrical + Video Version] R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 30th May 2017
Blackhat

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  • Cyber
Blackhat is a 2015 USA action crime mystery by Michael Mann.
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis and Manny Montana. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Exists as a US Version, a cut European Version and a Director's Cut.

Summary Notes

Set within the world of global cybercrime, Legendary's "blackhat" follows a furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners as they hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta.

BBFC uncut
uncut
    US: The Director's Cut is premiering on the US festival circuit during 2016
BBFC uncut

cut
32.4 s pre-cut
European Version

15 127:35s

UK: The European/International Version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, sex for:

See article from movie-censorship.com . The European Version is 32.4 seconds shorter after a little background information about a suspect has been removed. Allegedly, he has ties to a latino gang. It is not clear whether this is for legal reasons or else the gang named is not meaningful to Europeans.

uncut
US Version
MPAA R 133:27 s
= 128:07s
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
Blackout

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Blackout is a 2012 UK action thriller.
With Christopher Eccleston, Olivia Cooke and Dervla Kirwan. IMDb

Summary Notes

A council man becomes increasingly disillusioned over the years, but a heroic act gets him approval and becomes a front-runner for the mayor-ship of Manchester while trying to keep his own secrets buried.

uncut
uncut
15 cert 57:04s UK: A re-edited version of Episode 3 was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, language and brief strong sex for:
  • 2012 2 entertain Video.
Blackout

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Blackout DVD  

Blackout is a 2007 US thriller by Rigoberto Castañeda.
With Amber Tamblyn, Aidan Gillen and Armie Hammer. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 2008 18 rated DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Review: Mostly Thumbs Down

Three people from different walks of life find themselves trapped inside a stalled elevator. What at first seems like an inconvenience rapidly escalates into a nightmare.

Mixed reviews with most giving it the thumbs down. A couple of reviewers were intrigued by the concept of the film though.

uncut
uncut
MPAA R 85:02s
=81:38s
Germany:U ncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC cut
31s
18 81:03s UK: Passed 18 after 31s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2008 High Fliers R2 DVD

The BBFC commented:

  • Cuts were required to remove scenes of sexualised violence (including images of scalpel held near woman's breast, which is then used to cut around her nipple in a torture sequence)
  • and sexual violence (during a torture sequence). [A rape scene has been deleted where the victim is horribly slashed before being raped by a man who had covered himself in salt]
Blacula

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Blacula Complete Collection DVD Blu ray  

Blacula is a 1972 USA horror thriller by William Crain.
Starring William Marshall, Vonetta McGee and Denise Nicholas. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1973 cinema release. Uncut and 15 rated on home video. Uncut and PG rated in the US.

Summary Notes

Interior decorators buy the coffin of an African prince bitten by Dracula centuries before and bring it back to Los Angeles. The African prince starts feeding his hunger while following a woman who looks like his departed wife.

An absolute hoot from start to finish, this Blaxploitation riff on Bram Stoker's seminal Gothic horror has William Marshall's African Prince unintentionally offending the original Count Dracula, consequently becoming the titular vampire and running amok in 1970s LA.

uncut
uncut

15 cert

MPAA PG
MPAA

89:11s
 

 

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong horror for:
  • 2009 Eureka Blacula Complete Collection RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon
  • 2008 Optimum [Dracula + Scream Blacula Scream] R2 DVD is available at UK Amazon
  • 1998 Cinram VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:

BBFC cut
cut
X cert submitted
89:17s
UK: Passed X (18) after compulsory BBFC cuts for:
  • 1973 cinema release
Blade Heart Episodes 1-4

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21s 12 cert 170:43s by Tam Lai Yin (TVFE)

Cut in 2006 with the following BBFC comment: Company required to remove four shots animal cruelty, horse being forced to fall on its knees.

A Blade in the Dark

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  • La Casa con la scala nel buio
  • House of the Dark Stairway

Blade Dark Blu ray Andrea Occhipinti

A Blade in the Dark is a 1983 Italy giallo  by Lamberto Bava.
Starring Andrea Occhipinti, Anny Papa and Fabiola Toledo. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS. Uncut on home video since 2001. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Review: Highly recommended

A killer stalks a composer staying at a posh Tuscany villa while writing the score to a horror film which has an incriminating clue to the killer's identity.

This is a brilliant. I consider it to be a true masterpiece. This film is like a whodunnit, only with good gore scenes, nothing over-the-top but more violent than most films take it. Tensely built up and a few moments that will make you jump.

If you watch Scream then you will see how they stole a lot of ideas from this film, seeing as how Kevin Williamson wrote that I'm not at all surprised.

Highly recommended.

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

104:12s UK: The longer Italian Version was passed 18 uncut with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

See version details from dvdcompare.net :

  • The film was originally shot for Italian television. However, the final cut of the film ended up for theatrical release, at least in its English language form. This version was uncut in terms of being a final director's cut for international distribution.

    However, a longer version running existed in Italian. The extra footage doesn't add much in the way of plot development or gore, but it does achieve a more layered, character-motivated approach than the consumer friendly earlier cut. Some of the restored scenes include Bruno making a pay booth call to Julia's boss, more atmospheric night scenes of Bruno exploring the house, a longer build up to the second murder, and several extra red herring bits involving Stanko Molnar as the groundsman, fondling scissors and generally acting suspiciously.

BBFC cut
1:50s
18 90:40s UK: The shorter English Version was passed 18 after 1:50s BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 Vestron VHS

From IMDb:

  • Edits to scenes of gore
  • Heavy cuts to the bathroom murder
Blade of Fury

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  • Yat do king sing
  • One Dagger Collapsed City
  • Yi dao qing cheng
Blade of Fury is a 1993 Hong Kong / China drama by Sammo Kam-Bo Hung.
Starring Fan Yeung, Cynthia Khan and Rosamund Kwan. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1997 VHS for animal cruelty. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

A young martial arts teacher is drawn into a plan to reform Imperial China.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
  US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
9s
18 99:53s UK: Passed 18 after 9s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1997 M.I.H.K. VHS

The BBFC cuts were:

  • At 23 minutes. After man turns wagon around in overhead shot, remove all sight of blindfolded horse galloping through brick wall to emerge on other side, resuming on man's face.
The Blade of the Ripper The Blade of the Ripper is a 1971 Italy/Spain giallo by Sergio Martino.

See The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh

Blade Runner

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Blade Runner Anniversary Ultimate Collectors

Blade Runner is a 1982 US action Sci-Fi by Ridley Scott.
With Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer and Sean Young. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb f
The US Theatrical Version was cut for violence to address viewer antipathy for pre-release screenings. These cuts were not applied to the International Release. A few years later the film was revised in response to this success of a bootleg workprint sold as a Director's Cut. The tacky happy ending was removed along with the film noir commentary to create the 1992 Director's Cut, but the cut violence was not restored. Finally the cut violence was restored to the Director's Cut to create the truly uncut, 2007 version called the Final Cut
uncut
Final Cut
15 Certificate

MPAA
R Rated

112:33s UK: The Final Cut was passed 15 uncut for strong violence for:

US: The Final Cut is MPAA R Rated for:

The BBFC commented:

BLADE RUNNER is a well known science fiction film which was first released in 1982. This version was passed '15' for some strong violence, including bloody gun shot impacts. As in other versions of the work, this was thought to be containable at '15', as none of the violence contravenes the BBFC guidelines at '15' which state that violence 'may be strong but may not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury'.

BLADE RUNNER also includes one muffled use of strong language, brief nudity and mild sex references.

Thanks to Gavin Salked for the notes about the various versions of Blade Runner.

The Final Cut was released in 2007. It starts with the Director's Cut and restores the violence originally deleted from the US Theatrical Version (which stayed deleted in the Director's Cut).
BBFC uncut
Director's Cut

cut
pre-cut

15 Certificate

MPAA
R Rated

111:45s UK: The Director's Cut was passed 15 without cuts for:
  • 2014 Warner 30th Anniversary Edition [All 5 versions] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2007 Warner Ultimate Collectors Edition R2 DVD via UK Amazon
  • 2006 Warner Remastered R2 DVD
  • 1999 Warner R2 DVD
  • 1993 Warner VHS
  • 1992 cinema release

When director Ridley Scott learned that theaters were running a workprint billed as a director's cut in 1991 without his permission, he insisted to Warner Bros. that he actually be given the opportunity to make a proper director's cut.

Scott initially wanted to begin with the roughly finished workprint, and add to it scenes he felt were needed, particular the unicorn sequence.

However, due various factors (not least of all some miscommunication between the people involved), the Director's Cut that was released in 1992 ended up being rather hastily created by starting with the US Theatrical Version, stripping away the narration and happy ending and inserting the unicorn dream sequence. The violence cut for the US Theatrical Version remained cut in the Director's Cut.

This was released on VHS and Laserdisc in the 1990s, and later on DVD in 1999.

Because the Director's Cut was such a rush job, it was not really a true director's cut. It was put together by film archivist Michael Arick, working against a very strict time limit, based on notes from Ridley Scott. Whilst Scott approved this cut, it was not his ultimate or preferred version, although he did endorse it as being better than the theatrical versions. This eventually led to the release of The Final Cut, which took a total of seven years or so to finally come together.

uncut
Workprint
15 Certificate 105:22s

 

UK: The Workprint was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for
  • 2014 Warner 30th Anniversary Edition [All 5 versions] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2007 Warner Ultimate Collectors Edition R2 DVD via UK Amazon

The workprint was released billed as a director's cut in 1991 without Ridley Scott's approval or permission. This at least spurred the release of an official Director's Cut

uncut
International Version
15 Certificate

AA certificate

MPAA
Unrated

112:02s UK: The International Theatrical Version was passed 15 without cuts for:
  • 2014 Warner 30th Anniversary Edition [All 5 versions] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2007 Warner Ultimate Collectors Edition R2 DVD via UK Amazon
  • 1986 Warner VHS

UK: The International Theatrical Version was passed AA (14) without cuts for:

  • 1982 cinema release

The uncut version of the time was released outside of the US as the International Theatrical Version. Ironically, this International Theatrical Version went on to become the most widely available cut of the film on US VHS and LaserDisc when the film was released for home video, unrated, in the 1980s (for one, it was released on Criterion's Laserdisc; again unrated).

BBFC uncut
US Theatrical

cut
pre-cut

15 Certificate

MPAA
R Rated

112:18s

 

UK: The US Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for
  • 2014 Warner 30th Anniversary Edition [All 5 versions] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2007 Warner Ultimate Collectors Edition R2 DVD via UK Amazon

US: The US Theatrical Version was MPAA R Rated

US test audiences were shown the proposed theatrical version. The film makers came to the conclusion that viewers objected to the graphic violence and so cuts were made resulting in the cut US Theatrical Version. The cuts were not however applied to the International Theatrical Version.

Thanks to Dave. The cuts for US audiences were:

  • The death of Priss is much less violent. The uncut version shows Ford shooting her three times or so and the camera really lingers on her blood oozing body which is graphic to see. However this was reduced for the US Theatrical Version
  • The US Theatrical Version deletes Roy's killing of his genetic creator by pressing his fingers into the eye sockets showing graphically blood and brain matter squirting out for several seconds.
  • Roy's self mutilation showing the nails going into his hands is shown in less detail.
Blade Trinity

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BBFC uncut 15 Certificate 117:15s 2004 US horror by David S Goyer

The BBFC passed the Extended Version (US Unrated) was passed 15 unuct for the 2005 EIV DVD

The uncontentious version details are described on IMDb

  • The Unrated Edition reinserts 2 major scenes amounting of 10 minutes. The first one is an exchange between Drake and Danica where both shared their past including Drake being there during the crucification. He then seduces her. The other one is right after the final fight between Drake and Blade. The doctors were about to perform an autopsy on Blade when he just simply gets up as if resurrected and leaves the morgue. However, the fate of the doctors were not revealed.
  • The unrated extended edition also has a very different and much more ambiguous ending than the theatrical release.

The consensus is that the extra material does not contribute to the film

BBFC uncut

 

15 Certificate 108:13s The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for the 2004 cinema release and 2005 EIV DVD
Blair Witch Blair Witch is a 2016 USA horror thriller by Adam Wingard.
Film distributors in Australia appealed against the MA15+ (15A) rating from the Classification Board. Presumably the distributors were hoping for an M (PG-15) rating as per the original film in the series, Blair Witch Project. The Review Board agreed with the Classification Board and the original rating and consumer advice is maintained
Blastfighter

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  • Force of Vengeance

Blastfighter Blu ray Michael Sopkiw

Blastfighter is a 1984 Italy / France action crime mystery by Lamberto Bava (as John Old Jr).
Starring Michael Sopkiw, Valentina Forte and George Eastman. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1986 VHS. Uncut for 2015 UK home video.

Summary Notes

A former policeman sets out to unleash violent vengeance upon deer poachers when they rape and kill his long lost daughter.

uncut
uncut
  18 85:47s UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence, sexual violence with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

The BBFC commented in its 2015 Annual Report:

Blastfighter was passed uncut after previous cuts to sexual violence from the 1980s were no longer judged necessary under the BBFC's current Guidelines.

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
12s
18 86:03s

UK: Passed 18 after 12s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1986 Medusa Communications VHS

The BBFC cuts were for sexual violene.

Blaxploitation!

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Blaxploitation! is a documentary video by Phil Escott.
Starring Mikel Koven. BBFC link
Cut by the BBFC for 2015 video.
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
3s
15 28:52s UK: Passed 15 for strong sex, violence after 3s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 2015 Arrow Film Distributors video
The BBFC commented:
  • Company was required to remove a potentially indecent image of a child (in a clip taken from 'Sweet Sweetback's Baad Asssss Song'). Cut required in accordance with BBFC Guidelines, policy and the terms of the Protection of Children Act 1978.
Blazing Magnum

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  • Shadows in an Empty Room
  • Una Magnum Special per Tony Saitta

Shadows Empty Room Blazing Magnum

Blazing Magnum is a 1976 Italy / Canada / Panama crime mystery thriller by Alberto De Martino (as Martin Herbert).
Starring Stuart Whitman, John Saxon and Martin Landau. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1976 cinema release and 18 rated 1987 VHS. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

An Ottawa police captain searches for the person who poisoned his sister, who was attending the university in Montreal. So desperate is he for revenge that he begin to use his own brutal methods to find the killer. Soon he discovers that not everything is what he thought it was.

uncut
uncut
MPAA R ~99:00s
=~95:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
52s
18 93:33s

submitted
94:27s
UK: Passed 18 after 52s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1987 Medusa Communications [+ film cuts] VHS
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
X 98:30s
=94:34s

UK: Passed X (18) after compulsory cuts for:
  • 1976 cinema release
Blind Blind is a 2014 Norway drama by Eskil Vogt.

See Hardcore 18s List: Blind

Blindfold: Acts of Obsession

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  • Blindfold
uncut
uncut
MPAA
R Rated
  Blindfold: Acts of Obsession is a 1994 USA TV thriller by Lawrence L. Simeone.
With Judd Nelson, Shannen Doherty and Kristian Alfonso. IMDb

US: The Unrated version is uncut

BBFC
1:24s
18 85:45s UK: The Unrated Version was passed 18 after 1:24s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1994 Polygram VHS
MPAA
71s
MPAA
R Rated
  US: The US R Rated version has lost 71s of sexy material of which most was replaced by something more bland.
Blindman

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  • Il cieco
  • Il pistolero cieco

Blindman Cieco Pistolero cieco DVD

Blindman is a 1971 Italy/1971 western by Ferdinando Baldi.
With Tony Anthony, Ringo Starr and Lloyd Battista. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Banned but resubmitted and cut for an X rated 1972 cinema release. Uncut in the US.

Summary Review: A Great Movie

A blind, but deadly, gunman, is hired to escort fifty mail order brides to their miner husbands. His business partners double cross him, selling the women to bandit Domingo. Blindman heads into Mexico in pursuit.

This is currently a comic book western. But that doesn't mean that it's bad! It's a great movie and it's violent for a movie made in 1971, one scene at the end is really disgusting.

A great music score by Stelvio Cipriati, good action scenes and an amazing Tony Anthony makes it to one of the better spaghetti westerns. Don't miss!

uncut
uncut
MPAA
R Rated
~105:00s Germany: Uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC cut
cut
X cert   UK:  Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1972 cinema release
banned
banned
rejected   UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1972 cinema release
Blood and Black Lace

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  • Sei donne per l'assassino
  • 6 Femmes pour l'assassin

Blood Black Lace January     

Blood and Black Lace is a 1964 Italy/France/Monaco horror by Mario Bava.
With Cameron Mitchell, Eva Bartok and Thomas Reiner. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Heavily cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1965 cinema release. The same version was passed 15 on VHS. Cuts were waived for 18 rated release in 2000 but is a marginally shortened US Version. Set for an uncut release on 2015 Blu-ray. Uncut in the US since 2005.

Summary Review: Very Effective Tension

Italian thriller about a shadowy killer in black murdering fashion models through brutal methods.

One Bava's best. A great looking murder mystery that clearly laid the groundwork for later directors (DePalma in particular), and has a fun macabre sense of humor to go with some very effective tension.

uncut
uncut
Italian Version
18

MPAA
Unrated

88:10s
=84:38s
UK: The Original Italian Version was passed 18 uncut for strong violence for:
  • 2015 Arrow Video RAB Blu-ray/R12 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 13th April 2015

US: The Original Italian Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC uncut
mpaa cut
cut US Version
18 84:53s
=81:29s
UK: The Original US Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2000 Nouveaux VHS

From IMDB:

  • The UK censor cuts were restored though the film was missing an overhead shot of blood flowing in the bathtub water.
BBFC cut
cut
15 cert

X cert

79:18s   UK: The cut cinema version was passed 15 without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 1986 Sheptonhurst VHS

UK: Passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for:

  • 1965 cinema release

BBFC cuts list from cultmovieforums.com :

  • Reel 1 : Very considerably shorten the attack on Isabella, removing as many as possible of the shots of her face being knocked against a tree and of the wounds seen afterwards.
  • Reel 1 : Remove the shot of Isabella's corpse falling out of a cupboard.
  • Reel 2 : Reduce to a minimum the attack on Nicole; especially remove shots of the spiked gauntlet, and reduce screams.
  • Reel 2 : Considerably shorten the attack on Peggy and reduce shots of her bleeding face.
  • Reel 3 : Remove the whole incident in which Peggy is knocked about and held against a hot stove.
  • Reel 4 : Reduce to one the shots of Peggy's dead face.
  • Reel 4 : Shorten the whole episode in which Peggy's corpse falls into Greta's arms and Greta is smothered by a cushion.
  • Reel 5 : Shorten the drowning of Tao-li and remove all shots of Christina taking out her razor and using it on her victim (including shots of blood).
Blood and Bone

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  • Aittitos
Blood and Bone is a 2009 USA action drama by Ben Ramsey.
Starring Michael Jai White, Julian Sands and Eamonn Walker. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Exists as a Theatrical Version and a Director's Cut.

Summary Notes

In Los Angeles, an ex-con takes the underground fighting world by storm in his quest to fulfill a promise to a dead friend.

BBFC uncut
Director's Cut
MPAA
Unrated
~114:00s
=~109:00s
VoD: A Director's cut was released on 2015 at

The Director's Cut features 20 minutes of extra plot and violence

uncut
Theatrical Version
18 89:44s

UK: Passed 18 uncut for frequent strong violence for:
  • 2010 Momentum R2  DVD
Blood and Rain Blood and Rain is a 2009 Columbia/Argentina drama by Jorge Navas

See Hard 18s List: Blood and Rain

Blood Bath

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  • Joel M. Reed's Blood Bath

Joel Reeds Blood Region Import
 

Uncut at:
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
uncut
uncut
Video Nasty

MPAA
PG

~86:00s Blood Bath is a 1976 US horror by Joel M Reed.
With Harve Presnell, Jack Somack and Curt Dawson. IMDb

UK: Released uncut for

  • 1982 Rank VHS

The tongue in cheek horror film sort of made the video nasty list due to its shared name with the real video nasty, Mario Bava's Blood Bath. The list didn't specify details beyond the title so this unlikely video was also removed from UK video shop shelves

US: Uncut and MPAA PG Rated for:

Summary Review: B-movie horror

The cast of a horror film go out for dinner with their director one night and they all exchange horror stories.

This a very enjoyable low budget anthology, more in keeping with the Creepshow series than the Amicus efforts. The second and third story are played for laughs for the most part, although both have agreeably twisted denouements.

Its hard to believe that the director of this film was also responsible for Bloodsucking Freaks as this is quite a restrained effort. This is a very worthy addition to the Anthology horror genre, and there's plenty of gore and laughs to be had.

Blood Bath

 

1971 Italian video by Mario Bava

See Bay of Blood

Blood Bath

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  • Track of the Vampire
  • Portrait in Terror
  • Operation Titian

Blood Bath Blu Ray Region B

Blood Bath is a 1966 USA / Yugoslavia horror by Jack Hill and Stephanie Rothman.
Starring William Campbell, Marissa Mathes and Lori Saunders. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Exists in 4 versions, none of which were down to film censorship.

Promotional Material

A crazed artist who believes himself to be the reincarnation of a murderous vampire kills young women, then boils their bodies in a vat.

The production saga began when Roger Corman invested in a Yugoslavian Krimi-like picture entitled Operation Titian just prior to it going into production. Insisting it be filmed in English, he sent actors William Campbell and Patrick Magee, and uncredited story editor Francis Ford Coppola (all fresh from Dementia 13), to Dubrovnik to make a US-friendly movie but wasn t satisfied with the end results.

First it was re-cut and re-scored to create Portrait in Terror, a film more in line with drive-in tastes, then it was handed over to Jack Hill (Spider Baby), followed by Stephanie Rothman (Terminal Island), each undertaking reshoots that resulted in a vampire picture by the name of Blood Bath.

One final twist was provided when a TV version was required, chopping scenes and adding others to create Track of the Vampire.

BBFC uncut
Blood Bath
15

MPAA
Unrated

61:57s

UK: Blood Bath was assed 15 uncut for sexualised nudity, moderate violence for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

TV
Track of the Vampire
    UK: Blood Bath was assed 15 uncut for sexualised nudity, moderate violence for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

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Portrait in Terror
    UK: Blood Bath was assed 15 uncut for sexualised nudity, moderate violence for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

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Operation Titian
    UK: Blood Bath was assed 15 uncut for sexualised nudity, moderate violence for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

The Blood Beast Terror

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  • The Vampire-Beast Craves Blood

The Blood Beast Terror DVD

The Blood Beast Terror is a 1968 UK horror by Vernon Sewell.
With Peter Cushing, Robert Flemyng and Wanda Ventham. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

The Original Version was uncut for 1968 cinema release. A shortened version was released in 2005, but later releases reverted to the original.

Summary Notes

A scientist, working with genetics, creates a creature that is capable of transforming back and forth between a giant Death Head moth and a beautiful woman. The creature masquerades as his daughter when she is in her human incarnation and feeds on the blood of her victims when she is in the moth form.

Instead of a sci-fi/horror picture, it is more of a detective story with some laughable horror elements. But it is a decent detective story with enough misdirection to produce several surprising revelations.

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No Cert

X cert

MPAA
G Rated

87:33s
=84:03s
UK: The Original Version was released for:

However there is no entry yet for the Original Version in the BBFC database

US: Uncut and MPAA G Rated for:

BBFC uncut

cut
shortened
~6:48s

12 cert 77:20s UK: A shortened version was passed 12 for moderate horror without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2005 Leisureview/Simply Media R2 DVD

World releases up until 2012 seem to be of this shortened version. Nothing particularly contentious was removed. The deleted material is:

  • A morgue attendant jokingly asking a corpse if he is nice and cosy
  • An overlong staged presentation of the Frankenstein story was shortened by joining the play part way through.
  • A conversation between Mallender and a playwright.
  • An introduction to the scene with a botanist being murdered by the monster is missing a setup about playing hide and seek in the woods
  • There's a missing riverside scene featuring Peter Cushing and kids into fishing and butterfly hunting
Blood Camp Thatcher 1981 Australia Sci-Fi prison film by Brian Trenchard-Smith

See Turkey Shoot

Blood Diner

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  • Blood Diner - Garantiert geschmacklos

Blood Diner Blu-ray

Blood Diner Blu ray Rick Burks

Blood Diner is a 1987 USA comedy horror by Jackie Kong.
Starring Rick Burks, Carl Crew and Roger Dauer. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Substantially cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1989 VHS. Later rated 18 uncut for 2017 Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the the US.

Summary Review: Classic

Two cannibals/health food diner owners are on a wacky quest to restore life to the five million year old goddess Shitaar. Aided by their uncle's brain and penis, the two set about getting the required parts - virgins, assorted body parts from whores, and the ingredients for a "blood buffet". Their adversaries are the police: the chief with a Russian accent, the "player" detective, and the new Yorker with an Australian accent.

One of the best horror movies of the eighties! A classic

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18

MPAA
Unrated

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Austria

84:06s UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong gory violence, sexualised nudity after all previous BBFC cuts were waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Austria : The Austrian release is uncut for:

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
3:53s
18 80:13s

submitted
84:05s
UK: Passed 18 after 3:53s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1989 Vestron Video International VHS

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

Blood Feast

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Poster Blood Feast 2016 Marcel Walz

Blood Feast is a 2016 Germany / USA horror by Marcel Walz.
Starring Robert Rusler, Caroline Williams and Sophie Monk. IMDb
Cut for a US MPAA R rating.

Summary Notes

Fuad Ramses and his family have moved from the United States to France, where they run an American diner. Since business is not going too well, Fuad also works night shifts in a museum of ancient Egyptian culture. During these long, lonely nights he is repeatedly drawn to a statue representing the seductive ancient goddess ISHTAR. He becomes more and more allured by the goddess as she speaks to him in visions.

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    US: Cut for am MPAA R rating. Hannover House CEO Eric Parkinson explained:

Some markets are unable to screen an unrated film. The decision to seek the MPAA rating for Blood Feast was tailored after a similar development impacted the release of Saw a few years back. So the film has been very modestly edited to conform to the film ratings standard that should make it accessible to a larger audience.

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    UK: Presumably played uncut on the film festival circuit notably at FrightFest in the UK.
Blood Feast

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  • Egyptian Blood Feast
  • Feast of Flesh

Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast Blu ray

 

Blood Feast is a 1963 US horror by Herschell Gordon Lewis.
With William Kerwin, Mal Arnold and Connie Mason. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Cut by the BBFC for 2001 DVD and uncut for 2005 DVD. Uncut and unrated in the US

Summary Review : Pretty Damn Cool

An u tterly barebones production, flatly pathetic acting, stilted and pointless dialogue, and lots and lots of ultra-phony gore.

Of course, this is pretty undisputedly the first real gore film, so horror fans pretty much have to see this. And, even if it weren't so important historically it would be worth seeing anyway, cause it's pretty damn cool either way.

You get flaying, leg severing, heart extracting, tongue ripping, brain snatching etc. And, while the gore effects are incredibly dated, they aren't quite as cheap and old as I would have imagined. The blood itself actually holds up fairly well, and looks better than much of the stage blood you'd see over the next 20 years or so. It's actually red!

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uncut

18

Video Nasty

MPAA
Unrated

66:56s
=64:15s
UK: Passed 18 with previous cuts waived for: UK: Released uncut for:
  • 1982 Astra Pre-cert VHS

Astra released the video in May 1982. It was an early casualty of the video nasty scare and was banned in July 1983. It stayed on the list throughout the panic and so is one of the collectable DPP39s

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC cut
23s
18 66:38s
=63:58s
UK: Passed 18 after 23s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2001 Tartan R2 DVD

The BBFC claim that the cuts were due to a recent obscenity conviction in 1994.

  • Cuts to the scene where a woman is tied up with chains/manacles and is whipped to death with a cat o'nine tails. A few seconds were substituted by shots of the statue's head and Ramses' face.

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

Blood from the Mummy's Tomb

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BBFC
cut

best available
best
available

15 Certificate

X cert

MPAA
PG

 

89:38s

Blood from the Mummy's Tomb is a 1971 UK horror by Seth Holt and Michael Carreras.
With Andrew Keir, Valerie Leon and James Villiers. YouTube icon IMDb

UK: the cut cinema version was passed 15 for moderate violence and horror without further BBFC cuts for:

  • 2007 Optimum R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2004 Warner R2 DVD
  • 1999 Warner VHS
  • 1993 Lumiere VHS

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

  • 1971 cinema release

US: The cut UK version is MPAA PG rated for:

The 1971 cinema version was cut and this seems to have become the definitive version for all videos/DVDs since (including Region 1 releases). The cuts were:

  • A shot of a hospital orderly striking an inmate was removed
Blood For Dracula

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  • Andy Warhol's Dracula

Blood For Dracula DVD

 

Uncut version is available at:
R0 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at US Amazon
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uncut
18

MPAA
X Rated

98:58s 1974 Italy/France horror by Paul Morrissey. With Joe Dallesandro, Udo Kier and Vittorio De Sica. IMDb

Passed 18 (X) uncut for:

  • 2006 Tartan R0 DVD via UK Amazon
  • 1995 First Independent VHS
  • 1982 X rated cinema release

The US release is uncut and MPAA X Rated for:

Review from UK Amazon : Harmless Fun

The story of the Count trying to infiltrate the down at heel Italian nobility family is quite interesting. Dracula, the last of his family, can't find any more werrgens (as Udo Kier memorably puts it) in Romania so his servant has the idea of going to Catholic Italy, where they must be growing on trees.

In Italy he gets himself invited to visit a poor noble family and their four unmarried daughters. The parents are delighted that the allegedly rich Count may take a shine to one of their daughters and boost the family coffers. However the Count is only after virgin blood! Unfortunately thanks to Dallesandro's character the middle 2 daughters no longer qualify as virginal, though the Count has to find that out the hard way, leading to much vomiting and blood regurgitation.

The acting is pretty good. Udo Kier is more low key than in Frankenstein as the ill and melancholy vampire, though I don't think anyone can vomit blood better than he does here!

With all the blood and nudity the film shouldn't be taken too seriously but I certainly enjoyed it. Harmless fun!

~4:00s X cert   Passed X after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1975 cinema release

The submitted running time was noted as 102:52 = 98:45s PAL

From IMDb:

Edited by around 4 minutes by the BBFC

  • extensive cuts to the sex scenes
  • edits to shots of the Count drinking and then vomiting up blood.
Blood Hook

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16s 18 106:09s 1986 US comedy/horror film by Jim Mallon
Blood In Blood Out

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  • Bound by Honor
  • Blood In, Blood Out... Bound by Honor
21s 18 172:35s 1993 US action film by Taylor Hackford

The R-Rated Theatrical Version was passed 18 after 21s of BBFC cuts for the 1994 Buena Vista video and 1999 Cinema Club DVD.

From cuts details on IMDb

The US Unrated version runs about 10 minutes longer:

  • There is an added scene between the one where Paco argues with his stepfather and the one where they get hassled by the cop. In it we see the guys driving and recalling moments in their childhood, smoking what seems to be joint and they get Miklo to do a baby on acid face
  • The scene where Cruz receives his scholarship is extended: He gives a speech and talks about his real mom who couldn't be there to see him receive his prize.
  • The scene where Popeye shows Miklo around is longer and contains more dialogue.
  • The art show scene is extended, Cruz and his buddies return high on drugs and his manager plays it off as part of the show.
  • There is an added scene before the one where Popeye takes his parole picture. In it Miklo and Popeye strike a deal: Miklo will erase Popeye's debt to La Onda in return Popeye will cast a vote for him in the council.
  • There is an added scene where Popeye stabs Smokey during a phony deal. It explains why Smokey is bleeding when he calls Paco and the blood on his shirt in the church.

 

cut 18 180:10s The R-Rated Theatrical Version was passed 18 after cuts for the 1993 cinema release
  • Edited to remove shots of a butterfly knife being twirled.
Blood Money

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  • Clinton & Nadine
  • Blood Money: The Story of Clinton & Nadine
BBFC uncut 15 Certificate 90:59s 1988 US action TV by Jerry Schatzberg.
With Andy Garcia, Ellen Barkin and Morgan Freeman . IMDb

A short version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2000 Carlton R2 DVD
  • 1989 Virgin VHS

There is a 15 minute longer US version

Blood Moon Blood Moon  is a 1990 Australia horror by Alec Mills

See Bloodmoon

The Blood of Dr Jekyll The Blood of Dr Jekyll  is a 1981 France / West Germany horror by Walerian Borowczyk.

See The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne

The Blood of Fu Manchu

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  • Against All Odds
  • Fu Manchu and the Keys of Death
  • Fu Manchu and the Kiss of Death
  • Fu Manchu's Kiss of Death
  • Fu-Manchu y el beso de la muerte
  • Kiss and Kill
  • Kiss of Death
  • Der Todeskuss des Dr. Fu Manchu

Blood Fu Manchu Castle DVD

Blood of Fu Manchu/Castle of Fu Manchu Blu-ray

The Blood of Fu Manchu is a 1968 Spain / West Germany / UK / USA crime adventure by Jesús Franco (as Jess Franco).
Starring Christopher Lee, Richard Greene and Howard Marion-Crawford. BBFC link IMDb
Suffered BBFC category cuts from its 1996 cinema release until 2007 when it was passed 15 uncut for 15 rated DVD.

Summary Notes

Fu Manchu is hidden with his evil daughter Lin Tang in a lost city he has found in the jungles of South America. He discovers a poison deadly for men through kiss and he abducts ten women to infect them with the poison to destroy his enemies. Then he sends one woman to London to kiss his greatest enemy, the Scotland Yard agent Nayland Smith. Nayland is blinded by the poison and his friend Dr. Petrie travels with him to the jungles in South America to seek out Fu Manchu expecting to find an antidote. They team up with agent Carl Jansen and soon they learn the scheme of Fu Manchu for world domination.

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uncut
15 Certificate

MPAA
Unrated

90:05s UK: Passed 15 uncut for moderate nudity and violence for:
  • 2007 Studiocanal R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 30th April 2007
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
category
cuts
44s
15 cert 89:03s UK: Passed 15 after 44s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1999 Warner VHS

From IMDb

  • Cuts as per the 1994 Lumiere video but implemented differently

See also pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com:

  • 16s cut from the scene with the screaming woman
  • 29s cut from woman being menaced by a snake
  • 2s cut from the death of a snake
BBFC cut
category
cuts
1:46s
15 cert 87:56s UK: Passed 15 after 1:46s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1994 Lumiere VHS

Thanks to Vincenzo. The BBFC cuts were:

  • At 29 mins - The scene showing a woman screaming, followed by shots of semi-naked woman in chains in cells, was reduced.
  • At 57 mins - The scene where a woman is led to a cell, chained to the bars, has her breasts forcibly exposed and is then menaced by a snake was reduced.
  • At 88 mins - A shot showing a snake being killed [crushed by falling rubble] was removed.
BBFC cut
category
cuts
A Cert   UK: Passed A (PG) after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1998 cinema release

Thanks to Vincenzo. The BBFC cuts were:

  • Reel 2 - Remove all shots and sounds of tortured girls including the naked girl before Lin Tang enters.
  • Reel 3 - Considerably shorten the whole episode in which Sancho's men attack a village and assault the women or make love to them.
  • Reel 3 - Remove the shot of Uma when her breasts are partly visible.
  • Reel 4 - Remove "Doubtless he is proud of being a man."
Blood of the Vampire

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France flag   Blood of the Vampire is a 1958 UK horror sci-fi by Henry Cass.
With Donald Wolfit, Vincent Ball and Barbara Shelley. IMDb

France: The Uncut Version/Continental Version was released in France on VHS

BBFC
cut
X cert

PG cert

82:03s

cinema
submitted 85:11s
=81:47s

UK: The cut cinema version was passed PG without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2005 DD Home Entertainment R2 DVD

UK: Passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for:

  • 1958 cinema release

From IMDB and cuts details from dvdcompare.net. The BBFC made cuts to 9 scenes:

  • In the dungeon scene, in which the housekeeper (Barbara Burke) is being prepared for one of Callistratus' experiments. Carl (Victor Maddern) straps the unconscious housekeeper down onto a table. Callistratus (Sir Donald Wolfit) then steps up, ready to experiment . In the DD Home Entertainment release, the scene ends at this point. The Viewing Notes describe that in the Continental version the scene continues with Barbara Burke being threatened with a knife (in the British/American edit, she is unconscious) while two other female victims look on (they do not appear in the British/American edit).
  • Karl's death scene is abridged
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cut
MPAA
Unrated
  US: The 2006 Dark Sky release is a slight variation of the UK Version. It omits the shortened dungeon scene but includes a longer version of the scene in which Donald Wolfitt sticks a syringe into a man's neck. The shot is about 5s longer and there is an image of the blood draining into a flask.
Blood of the Vampires

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  • Creatures of Evil
  • Curse of the Vampires
  • Whisper to the Wind
  • Ibulong mo sa hangin

Blood of the Vampires DVD

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15 cert 81:46s Whisper to the Wind is a 1966 Philippines/USA horror drama by Gerardo de Leon.
With Amalia Fuentes, Romeo Vasquez and Eddie Garcia. IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for moderate horror after previous BBFC film cuts were waived for:

Summary Review: Deep cultural resonances

Siblings discover that their father has their vampire mother chained up in the cellar. The mother bites her son and soon everyone in the community is either dead or a vampire.

Curse Of The Vampires is a direct follow-up to the late director Gerardo de Leon's equally compelling 1964 The Blood Drinkers. Dubbed into English and released by Hemisphere Pictures in 1971. It looked to the world like any other low budget drive-in nonsense. But de Leon, along with Romero, was a classically trained filmmaker and is enshrined as a Philippines National Artist, and thus everything he does is with purpose, from the masterful framing, composition, lighting... As a result, Curse Of The Vampires is not just a throwaway B-programmer with bloodsuckers but a serious horror film with deep cultural resonances.

Other reviewers just though it to be dull and badly made.

BBFC
cut
X cert submitted 81:41s UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1971 cinema release titled Creatures of Evil
Blood on Satan's Claw

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  • The Blood on Satan's Claw
  • The Devil's Skin

Blood Satans Claw Remastered Widescreen

Blood on Satan's Claw is a 1971 UK horror thriller by Piers Haggard.
With Patrick Wymark, Linda Hayden, Barry Andrews. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1971 cinema release but uncut on home video.

Summary Review: Utterly compelling

Set in a remote village in 17th Century England, farm labourer Ralph Gower (Barry Andrews) accidentally stumbles across a devilish skull whilst ploughing a field. Ralph reports his findings to the Judge (Patrick Wymark) but when they return, the skull has vanished. Very soon the children of the village start acting strangely, led by Angel Blake (Linda Hayden) they form a murderous coven and when mysterious growths of hair (called the Devil's Skin) start appearing on their bodies, all hell breaks loose...... literally!

The film emerged from the legendary Tigon stable shortly after the brilliant Witchfinder General which, in many aspects, it resembles and to which it can be justifiably regarded as a companion piece. The judge/witchfinder superbly played by Patrick Wymark (Cromwell in Witchfinder General) in his final performance, is very much the hero.

The overall effect, though, is utterly compelling and, perhaps strangely given the grim subject matter, utterly beautiful. The camerawork, courtesy of the splendidly named Dick Bush, is the stuff of genius.

The star though, without a doubt, is the beautiful Linda Hayden, who plays the deliciously evil villainess Angel Blake, with an astonishing presence belying her tender age.

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uncut

18 92:13s UK: Passed 18 uncut with cinema cuts waived for:
  • 2017 Screenbound Pictures video
  • 2013 cinema release
  • 2013 Odeon RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2010 Odeon R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2004 Anchor Bay R2 DVD
BBFC cut
cut
X cert   UK : Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1971 cinema release

From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were:

  • Edits to the rape scene
  • Cuts to shots of a naked girl dancing in front of a knife-wielding boy
Blood Rage

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  • Slasher
  • Nightmare at Shadow Woods

Blood Rage Dual Format Blu ray

Blood Rage is a 1987 USA horror by John Grissmer.
Starring Louise Lasser, Mark Soper and Marianne Kanter. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
There are three versions of the film: Blood Rage, the original hard version, completely uncut and uncensored in a Blu-ray/DVD world premiere; the R-rated Nightmare at Shadow Woods 1987 re-cut, and a third composite cut combining all the footage from both Blood Rage and Nightmare at Shadow Woods

Promotional Material

What do you get if you combine Thanksgiving, American TV star Louise Lasser (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman), killer 80s synths and some of the most gruesome special effects in all of slasher history courtesy of Ed (Terminator 2) French. Why, it s Blood Rage of course!

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Blood Rage
Original Version
18

MPAA
Unrated

82:13s

 

UK: The Original Version was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, gory images for:
  • 2017 Arrow Films Special Edition RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon
  • 2015 Arrow Video [Blood Rage + Nightmare at Shadow Woods + Composite Version] Limited Edition R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at UK Amazon

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

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Slasher
Composite Version
  18 85:07s UK: Slasher Version was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, gory images for:
  • 2015 Arrow Video [Blood Rage + Nightmare at Shadow Woods + Composite Version] Limited Edition R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at UK Amazon

This version is an aggregation of all the material in the Blood Rage and Nightmare of Shadow Woods versions

BBFC uncut
Nightmare at Shadow Woods

mpaa cut
cut

18

MPAA R

79:27s   UK: Nightmare at Shadow Woods [cut Theatrical Edit] was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for strong bloody violence, gory images for:
  • 2015 Arrow Video [Blood Rage + Nightmare at Shadow Woods + Composite Version] Limited Edition R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at UK Amazon

US: Cut in the US for an R rating

Blood Rain

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  • Hyeol-ui nu
  • Bloood Rain
7s 18 114:38s 2005 South Korea mystery by Dae-seung Kim

The BBFC cut 7s from the 2010 Palisades DVD:  Cuts were made to remove sight of animal cruelty, in this instance a horse being tripped and injured.

Blood Ransom See Fair Trade
Blood Relatives

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  • Les liens de sang
Blood Relatives is a 1978 Canada/France crime mystery thriller by Claude Chabrol.
With Donald Sutherland, Aude Landry and Lisa Langlois. BBFC link IMDb

No BBFC cuts noted but vide releases are shorter than cinema version

Summary Notes

Montreal: Late at night the teenage Patricia flees into a police department, covered all over with blood. She states together with her cousin she took shelter from rain in an entry way on their way home from a party, when an unknown man threatened them, forced her cousin to perform oral sex and then killed her. Patricia could barely escape. The police starts searching among the known sex criminals - but then Patricia changes her statement and states her brother Andrew, who had an affair with his cousin, was the murderer. Inspector Carella doesn't quite believe both the statements.

BBFC uncut

cut
short

18 90:41s UK:  A short version was passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2000 Carlton R2 DVD
  • 1986 Virgin Video Video
BBFC uncut X cert 100m 28s
=96:27s

 

UK: Passed X (18) uncut for:
  • 1978 cinema release
Blood Relic

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Blood Relic DVD cover

25s 18 85:55s 2005 US horror video by J Christian Ingvordsen

Cut when submitted in 2006 with the following BBFC comment: Compulsory cuts required to a scene of sexualised violence in which a man traces a knife around a woman's breasts and gropes her breasts.

The uncut region 1 DVD is available via UK Amazon

Review from imdb

Another in a long line of terrible straight-to-video movies. This is one of those that need to be not seen and never heard from. The only reason that I didn't give this movie a straight zero was that low budget movie queen Debbie Rochon was in the picture and she was hot to look at.

Other than that I wouldn't give it the time of day. Billy Drago looks like he drank all of his money. He could barely stand up and all he did was mumble his badly written dialog. He tries to come off like Udo Kier. But Udo's cool and he can still deliver a performance. Billy Drago was just too painful to watch. A bad movie all around that doesn't warrant a further look.

Blood Ring

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  • Bloodfight 4
Blood Ring is a 1991 Hong Kong action film by Teddy Page (as Irvin Johnson).
Starring Dale Cook, Andrea Lamatsch and Don Nakaya Neilsen. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1997 VHS.

Summary Notes

Max, a prize boxer who has developed a drinking habit after his girlfriend Susan left him, gets involved in dirty business once she asks him to help her find her missing husband.

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
29s
18 90:02s

submitted
90:30s
UK: Passed 18 after 29s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1997 Missing in Action VHS

The BBFC cuts were:

  • at 50 mins: When man in red top fights man in black jacket by pick-up truck, remove double ear-clap by former after his line: Or even jackie Chan
  • At 86 mins: After beaten man collapses in ring, remove hero's use of barbed wire to garotte him, cutting away before wire is established and removing entire process, including sight of victim's bloody face with wire around it and final close-up of same.
Blood Rites

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Milligan Grindhouse Experience Triple Feature

Blood Rites is a 1969 US horror horror by Andy Milligan .
With Veronica Radburn, Maggie Rogers and Hal Borske. YouTube icon IMDb
Banned as a video nasty in 1984 and not released since in the UK. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Review : Eating Live Rabbits

Three married couples are forced to spend the night in a Victorian-era house where they start getting killed off by a deranged psycho who's bent on claiming an inheritence they are all entitled to.

The Ghastly Ones (aka. Blood Rites ), Andy Milligan's first horror film, is a 1968 film shot in cranium-cleaving color at his Victorian mansion on Staten Island. After a prologue in which a couple with a really large umbrella are hacked up by some guy, this movie has three daughters and their husbands at a reading of their late father's will. It is his wish that the couples spend three days in the family mansion in sexual harmony, and then they will find out who gets what from the old man. But once there the handyman is eating live rabbits, the couples start fighting, and then people start dying and showing up as the main course at dinner.

Very slow staring, but if you are loose for a high content of cheese with your blood and gore, you will not be disappointed.

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uncut
Video Nasty

MPAA
Unrated

67:22s UK: Released probably uncut for:
  • 1983 Scorpio pre-cert VHS

Released on video by Scorpio in March 1983. Banned as a video nasty in August 1984. It stayed on the list throughout the panic and so became one of the collectable DPP39s

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Blood Shack

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  • The Chooper

Blood Shack Chooper Region NTSC

Blood Shack is a 1971 USA horror by Ray Dennis Steckler (as Wolfgang Schmidt).
Starring Carolyn Brandt, Ron Haydock and Jason Wayne. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Exists as a Theatrical Version titled Blood Shack and a Director's Cut titled The Chooper.

Summary Notes

A young woman inherits a ranch that is supposedly haunted by a murderous beast called "The Chooper."

uncut
Director's Cut
The Chooper
MPAA
Unrated
70:33s
=67:44s
US: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC uncut
Theatrical Version
15 cert 55:06s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for moderate bloody violence for:
  • 2005 Odeon Entertainment video
US:  The Theatrical Version is uncut for:
Blood Simple

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Blood Simple. is a 1984 USA crime thriller by Joel Coen.
With John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Uncut by film censors but the film was restored by the director's in 1998 who tweeked the dialogue during the process.

Summary Notes

Texas bar owner Julian Marty, who is generally regarded as not a nice person, hires shady private detective Loren Visser, who is able to obtain what Marty requests: evidence - in this instance, photographic - that his wife, Abby, and one of his bartenders, Ray, are having an affair. As Ray and Abby realize that Marty has found out about them, it allows them to plan for their future away from Marty, while be up front with Marty about the situation. Marty, in turn, decides to hire Visser once again, this time to kill Abby and Ray, and dispose of their bodies so that they won't be found. The out in the open affair and the contract hit lead to some actions based on self interest, and a standoff of sorts between the four players, which is compounded in complexity by some wrong assumptions of what has happened, with an innocent bystander, another of the Marty's bartenders, Meurice, potentially and unwittingly adding to the scenario.

uncut
Director's Cut
18

MPAA R

91:50s UK: The Restored Version or Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for strong violence and language for:

US: The Director's Cut is MPAA R Rated for:

From IMDb. For the 1998 restoration, the Coen brothers not only remixed and re-recorded new sound effects for the stereo soundtrack, but made some minor trims to various scenes and dialog:
  • Maurice asking a bar patron at the jukebox what night it is and realizing it's "Yankee Night", he explains he's from Detroit, thus justifying his intervention of the patron's musical selection.
  • Ray sticking his cigarette in the stuffed warthog's nose at Marty's house, and the following lines: RAY: You gonna leave all this stuff? ABBY: It's all Marty's.
  • After Marty suggests to the P.I. the "incinerator" as a means of destroying the evidence of his proposed murder, the P.I.'s line: "Sweet Jesus, you're disgusting!" is deleted.
  • A couple lines from the landlady showing Abby the studio apartment (mainly assuring her Abby won't be bothered at that location) before she starts yelling at her ex-brother-in-law, are deleted.
  • As Marty opens his safe to retrieve the bounty money (and swap the photo) his line: "This is an illicit affair" has been removed, although he can still be seen mouthing it.
  • When the P.I. shoots Marty, a couple shots are removed of Marty and the P.I. staring at each other after the gunshot.
  • When Ray and Abby are discussing "what happened", in her studio apartment, and Ray feels cold enough to rise from his seat, the shot of him steadying the walrus piggy-bank is removed and his dialog is heard off-screen to cover this change.
  • When Abby goes to see Maurice about her concerns, the scene cuts as soon as she enters. In the original version, the scene continues and she is seen inside his place and he pours a drink while assuring her that Marty is not dead, even though she is very worried that he is. Some of the dialog from inside the house is placed over the shot outside Maurice's door before Abby goes in, in the 1998 version.
  • A new page of credits is added at the end, covering the restoration.
uncut
Theatrical Version
18 94:57s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for:
  • 1997 Polygram VHS
  • 1986 Palace VHS
  • 1994 cinema release
Blood Sisters Blood Sisters is a 1973 USA horror thriller by Brian De Palma.

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Blood Song

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  • Dream Slayer
  • The Hunters

Blood Song DVD Region NTSC

 

Blood Song is a 1982 USA horror thriller by Alan J Levi.
With Donna Wilkes, Richard Jaeckel and Antoinette Bower. BBFC link IMDb

The 1982 VHS was seized by the authorities during the Video Nasty panic. Passed uncut by the BBFC in 1986 and uncut in the US

Summary Notes

A psychopath escapes from a mental institution and starts a murder spree, which ends in the pursuing of a young handicapped girl, who once got a blood transfusion from him.

Scary the first 20 minutes of the film. It was spooky, interesting and a well built psycho-terror atmosphere; but soon it becomes weak...

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uncut
18

MPAA
R rated

87:06s UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 1986 Network Distribution VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

BBFC cut
~3:30s
Section 3 seizure 86:03s

 

UK:  Released on pre-cert video for:
  • 1982 Iver Film Services VHS

The video was seized subject to an Obscene Publications Act Section 3 Seizure Order. This is a legal gambit whereby victims admitted that the videos were 'obscene', and therefore subject to seizure, in return for that being the end of the matter, and so avoiding an obscenity trial with the possibility of jail time. See list of videos seized during the video nasties panic

The Blood Spattered Bride

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  • La novia ensangrentada
  • Blood Castle
  • Till Death Us Do part

Blood Spattered Bride Region NTSC

 

The Blood Spattered Bride is a 1972 Spain horror by Vicente Aranda.
Starring Simón Andreu, Maribel Martín and Alexandra Bastedo. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1979 cinema release and further cut for 18 rated 1988 VHS. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US since 2008 DVD but there was previously a shortened US version.

Summary Notes : Haunting imagery

A young husband's sexual fantasies frighten his new wife and cause her to seek advice from Carmilla, a descendent of Mircalla de Karnstein. Carmilla seduces the young bride and forces her to commit gory acts of mutilation.

The film is noted for the haunting imagery photographed by veteran cinematographer Fernando Aribas.

Alexandra Bastedo (well known for TV role in The Champions) stars as a lesbian vampire lusting after a honeymooning bride.

There's a little nudity and some gore scenes to mixed effect.

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uncut
MPAA
Unrated
100:54s
=96:52s
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  cut
shortened
US flag ~83:00s
=~79:00s
US: There is also a shortened US version titled: Till Death Us Do Part
BBFC cut
~52s
18 95:57s UK: The cut cinema version was passed 18 after a further 26s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1988 Sheptonhurst VHS

From IMDb:

  • BBFC cuts removed 26s of Susan being assaulted and her clothes being ripped

plus the BBFC cinema cuts:

  • edits to the castration scene
  • edits to close up shots of bloody stomach wounds during stabbing scenes
BBFC cut
~26s
X cert 100:32s
=96:31s
UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1979 cinema release

From IMDb:

  • edits to the castration scene
  • edits to close up shots of bloody stomach wounds during stabbing scenes
Blood: The Last Vampire

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BBFC uncut 18 84:57s 2009 Hong Kong/France/China horror by Chris Nahon

The International Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for the 2009 cinema release and 2010 Pathe DVD/Blu-ray.

There 2 alternative versions

movie-censorship.com recommends the Japanese/Hong Kong Version

Blood Tracks

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  • Heavy Metal
23s 18 84:28s 1985 Sweden/US horror by Mats Helge

The BBFC cut 23s from the 1987 Avatar video

Bloodfight

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  • Blood Fight

Bloodfight DVD Yusuaki Kurata

Bloodfight is a 1989 Hong Kong action film by Shuji Goto.
Starring Yasuaki Kurata, Simon Yam and Meg Lam. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1990 VHS. Presumably the uncut version was passed 15 for 2015 DVD.

Summary Notes

Masahiro Kai has made it to the finals of the Free Fighting Championship. In flashback, he remembers training Ryu Tenmei for the event. Ryu makes it to the final bout against the reigning champ, Chang Lee. After Lee kills Ryu, Kai sinks into alcoholism, tangling with a gang of Americans, until he decides to go back into training and defeat Chang Lee himself.

  uncut
uncut
  15 cert 96:35s
92:43s
UK: Presumably the uncut version was passed 15 for strong bloody violence for:
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
4s
18 92:25s

submitted
92:29s
UK: Passed 18 after 4s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1990 Video Programme Dists VHS titled Blood Fight
Bloodfist 2

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9s 18 80:41s 1998 release by Andy Blumenthal
Bloodfist IV: Die Trying

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14s 18 83:01s 1995 release by Paul Ziller
Bloodline

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  • Sydney Sheldon's Bloodline
  • Blutspur
cut X cert 116:39s
=111:59s
1979 US/Germany crime drama by Terence Young

The BBFC cut the 1979 cinema release.

Not sure about the 1987 CIC video or 2007 EIV DVD.

Bloodlust

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  • Bloodlust: The Black Forest Vampire
  • Blood Lust
  • Mosquito
  • Mosquito der Schander

Bloodlust Black Forest Vampire Region NTSC

Bloodlust is a 1977 Switzerland horror by Marijan David Vajda.
With Werner Pochath, Ellen Umlauf and Birgit Zamulo. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1977 cinema release. The VHS was seized by the authorities during the Video Nasty panic. Uncut in the US.

Summary Notes

A deaf and dumb accountant suffers from a psychic trauma in his childhood. He is collecting puppets and mutilates female bodies in the mortuary. After his secret love died by an accident he starts to kill.

A True Story - The Crime of the Century Late last century in the Black Forest a depraved maniac was on the loose, committing the most gruesome and horrifying crimes, breaking into funeral homes and cemeteries, sexually abusing and dismembering the corpses of young women. A demented serial killer stalking and slaughtering teenagers. A modern day vampire... pure evil in his own world of madness!

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
87:06s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
~3:30s
Section 3 seizure 81:25s

 

UK: The cut cinema version was released on pre-cert video for:
  • 1981 Derann VHS

The video was seized subject to an Obscene Publications Act Section 3 Seizure Order. This is a legal gambit whereby victims admitted that the videos were 'obscene', and therefore subject to seizure, in return for that being the end of the matter, and so avoiding an obscenity trial with the possibility of jail time.

BBFC cut
~3:30s
X cert 87:52s
=84:21s
UK: Passed X after about 3:30s of compulsory BBFC cuts for:
  • 1976 Butchers Film Service titled Bloodlust
  • 1976 Butchers Film Service titled Mosquito
Bloodmoon

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  • Blood Moon

Blood Moon DVD Leon Lissek

uncut 15 Certificate 96:58s 1990 Australia horror by Alec Mills

The BBFC waived their cuts and reduced the certificate to 15 for the 2005 Momentum DVD

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

2s 18 96:43s The BBFC cut 2s from the 18 rated 1991 Guild video
BloodRayne

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uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
98:46s
=94:49s
2005 US/Germany action adventure by Uwe Boll.
With Kristanna Loken, Ben Kingsley and Michelle Rodriguez. IMDb

The US release featuring the Director's Cut is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut

18

MPAA
R Rated

90:32s The cut Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2008 20th Century Fox R2 DVD

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . The film was cut by about 4 minutes for theatrical release to avoid an NC-17 Rating.

Cut scenes:

  • Four monks being bloodily dispatched. One by capitation, two others are killed with a sword through the head. The fourth is sliced in two with a sword swipe through his stomach
  • There is a missing 4 minute flash back at the finale, rehashing the bloody deaths occurring throughout the film.
Bloodsport II

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  • Bloodsport 2
  • Bloodsport II: The Next Kumite

Bloodsport 2 DVD cover

1s 18 82:44s 1996 US action film by Alan Mehrez

The 1996 Columbia/TriStar video was cut by 1s

  • Double ear clap removed

The uncut region 1 DVD is available via US Amazon
The uncut region 1 DVD is available via UK Amazon

Review from Amazon UK : Well edited

When I got this out I wasn't expecting much at all. But I was pleasantly surprised at what I got. It is well structured film (like a real 80's style with a distinct beginning, middle and end not like crappy shallow 90's films which just meander along and feel really empty)

Daniel Bernhardt is really charming, a good fighter and looks strikingly similar to Van Damme in some shots. It has one of the best chessy training scenes like the one in kickboxer. The fight scenes are well edited and well shot, so they are easy to watch and not to close-up. For fans of 80's cheese (even if this is a 90's film) and lots of mano a mano fight scenes this should fit nicely in your collection.

Bloodsport III

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26s 18 91:22s
=87:43s
1996 US action film by Alan Mehrez

The BBFC cut the 1998 Third Millennium video/DVD by 26s.

From cuts details on IMDb :

  • 3 edits to shots of Lima Lama's arm, then hand and then neck being broken
  • 2 edits to the fight between Alex and Beast. Beast kneeing Alex in the face and then Alex punching Beast in the throat
Bloodsucking Freaks

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  • Sardu Master of the Virgins
  • The Incredible Torture Show
  • Heritage of Caligula
  • The House of the Screaming Virgins

Bloodsucking Freaks Blu ray Seamus OBrien

Bloodsucking Freaks is a 1976 USA horror by Joel M Reed.
With Seamus O'Brien, Viju Krem and Luis De Jesus. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Never released in the UK from 1976 to 2014. Uncut on DVD from 2014. DVD and Blu-ray releases have all been the Director's Cut. Troma got in trouble in the US for not implementing the cuts required for its R rated release.

Summary Notes : All Time Greats

Sardu, master of the Theatre of the Macabre, and his assistant Ralphus run a show in which, under the guise of 'magic', they torture and murder people in front of their audience. But what the punters see as a trick is actually real.

Bloodsucking Freaks , also known as The Incredible Torture Show , is one of the all time greatest sexploitation shockers ever released. This movie has everything the connoisseur of fine filth could possibly ask for! There's plenty of naked girls, bloody gore, sadistic violence, over-the-top acting, cheesy dialogue, and even a midget.

The best white-slavery ring run out of an off-off Broadway grand guignol theatre by a thespian sadist and his midget assistant movie ever made!

Everyone I've ever shown this film has been moved by it's outlandishly intense scenes. No one ever forgets the human dartboard or the brain-sucking scene. This is without a doubt one of the sickest, sleaziest, most mind-numbingly ridiculous films ever released.

Excerpts are included in the feminist documentary, Rate it X , which the BBFC passed uncut in the mid 80s. Director Joel M. Reed appears defending his film as a sophisticated black comedy.

BBFC uncut
Alternative Version
MPAA
Unrated
  US: The Alternative Version  is MPAA Unrated for:

The Alternative Version features the title sequence under the name Sardu Master of the Virgins and includes an extra 43s sequence of Sardu giving Ralphus an undetailed  blow job. The extra sequence is of a lower quality than the rest of the movie as explained on the cover.  See  version details from  movie-censorship.com

BBFC uncut
Director's Cut
18

MPAA
X rated

84:48s   UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for strong gory violence and nudity for:

US: The Director's Cut is MPAA X Rated for:

From IMDb. Troma had the film cut to gain an R rating, then shipped the unrated print to theaters telling them it was the R rated version. Eventually it was discovered when a woman complained the film upset her child. Eventually the MPAA sued Troma for improper use of the R logo.

  banned
unavailable
    UK: Unavailable in the UK from 1976 until 2014.

Presumably this was down to fear that the BBFC was sure to ban the film and it wasn't worth the money to try for a release.

The film was shown on the Horror Channel towards the end of this period

A Bloody Aria

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  • Guta-yubalja-deul
3s 18 114:27s 2006 South Korea drama by Shin-yeon Won

The BBFC cut 3s when submitted in 2009: Company was obliged to remove sight of a bird being snared and then killed.

The BBFC explained their 18 rating:

A BLOODY ARIA is a subtitled Korean drama about a music professor and his female student, who encounter four men on a remote beach. This film was classified '18' in accordance with BBFC Guidelines, for strong bloody violence. There are various fights between the men, and also a schoolboy, which result in heavily bloodied faces and injuries. Towards the end, there is a scene in which one of the main villains is beaten up by a policeman, who becomes quite sadistic, using his helmet to hit the man in the face and on the head repeatedly.

The film also contains strong language and two scenes of attempted sexual assault. The first scene involves the lecherous professor trying to have sex with his student in the car and we see his hands groping at her under her clothes, and pulling her knickers off. There is no nudity detail, and the student manages to run away. In the second scene, the student is taken into the back of the car with two men. The intent is clearly to rape her, but nothing ever happens. There is some terrorisation of the characters by their attackers, but the darkly comic tone of the work helps in some way to alleviate this.

The Bloody Fists

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  • Bloody Fist
  • Dragon Showdown
  • Dang kou tan
  • The Bloody Fist
  • Deadly Buddhist Raiders
  • Death Beach

The Bloody Fists DVD

The Bloody Fists is a 1972 Hong Kong martial arts film by See-Yeun Ng
With Sing Chen, Kuan Tai Chen and Ta Chuan Liu. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1973 cinema release. Then suffered BBFC cuts from 1976 to 1986. Uncut since 2004.

Summary Review: A Classic!

Basically it's about a bunch of Japanese martial arts experts harassing a Chinese village on the lookout for the secret dragon herb . The Japanese face hard resistance from the Chinese fighters who run a martial arts academy up in the mountains. Unanticipated assistance in terms of fighting expertise, however, comes from a refugee on the run.

The fighting scenes are not very realistic but cool anyway. A classic!

uncut
uncut
18 97:18s
=93:24s
UK: A Re-edited Version was passed 18 uncut with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
  • 2007 Dragon R2 DVD titled Bloody Fist at UK Amazon
  • 2006 Firefly R2 DVD titled  Dragon Showdown at UK Amazon
  • 2005 Dragon R2 DVD titled Bloody Fist
  • 2004 Firefly R2 DVD titled  Dragon Showdown
BBFC cut
57s
18 75:02s   UK: A short version was passed 18 after 57s of cuts for:
  • 1986 Sheptonhurst VHS titled The Bloody Fist
BBFC cut
cut
X cert 87:29s
=83:59s
UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1976 cinema release
banned
banned
rejected   UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1973 cinema release
Bloody Friday

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  • Blutiger Freitag
  • Freies Geleit oder die Geiseln sterben
  • Violent Offender
  • Violenza contro violenza

Bloody Friday DVD
 

Bloody Friday is a 1972 West Germany/Italy bank heist film by Rolf Olsen and Lee Payant.
With Raimund Harmstorf, Amadeus August and Gianni Macchia. BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1973 cinema release. Uncut in the US

Summary Review: Gratuitous Violence

Based on an actual Munich bank robbery.. Things don't go exactly as planned (wouldn't you know it); and, the heist turns into a hostage situation. Bloody Friday offers plenty of gratuitous violence, which must have been considerably more shocking in its day.
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uncut
MPAA
R Rated
~97:00s US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:
banned
banned
rejected   UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1973 cinema release
The Bloody Judge

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  • Il trono di fuoco
  • Night of the Blood Monster
  • Der Hexentöter von Blackmoor

The Bloody Judge DVD

The Bloody Judge is a 1970 Liechtenstein/Italy/Spain/West Germany horror by Jesus Franco.
With Christopher Lee, Maria Schell and Leo Genn. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Not cut by the BBFC but exists in cut versions.

Summary Review: Educational

This is an amazing movie. It's basically an exploitation movie with the production values of an historical drama. The acting is outstanding, particularly Christopher Lee and Maria Rohm.

Blue Underground have put together a magnificent print, taking elements from the various released and unreleased versions of the movie to produced an excellent film that's never existed in this form before.

Given the patchwork history it seems like the movie should be a mess, but it all hangs together very well.

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uncut
No Cert

MPAA
Unrated

~104:00s
=~99:00s
UK: The Fully Restored European Version is uncut but there's no sign of a BBFC database entry yet for:

US: The Fully Restored European Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

See article from dvdcompare.net :

This is a composite of the English dubbed export version and the edit of the film prepared for the German market. This version does not have the scene of Maria Rohm attempting drowning and being rescued within the film (scene now a DVD extra). It does have a scene in which Maria Rohm is forced by prison guards to lick the blood of a naked female prisoner hanging down from a ceiling. It also has the unclothed version of the barn sex scene.
BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut

18 89:19s UK: The cut English Dubbed Export Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2000 Cinema Club R2 DVD
  • 1999 Salvation R2 DVD

See version details from dvdcompare.net . This is a cut version with nudity replaced by clothed scenes and violence missing or obscured

BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut

AA certificate 81:34s
=78:18s
UK: A very short version was passed AA without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1974 cinema release
Bloody Mama

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Bloody Mama DVD Shelley Winters
 

Bloody Mama is a 1970 US film by Roger Corman.
With Shelley Winters, Don Stroud and Pat Hingle. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1970 cinema release. Resubmitted and cut for 1971 cinema release. Cut again for 1986 VHS but uncut on 2007 DVD.

Summary Review: Humour and repugnancy

Machine gun totin' Ma Barker lead her family gang (her sons) on a crime spree in the Depression era. Her loyal brood have every perversion imaginable. The sadistic Herman sleeps with his Ma and Lloyd Barker is a spaced-out drug addict who sniffs glue.

It's a morbidly colourful mixture of negative southern poor white trash stereotypes, encapsulated in a family of sociopaths, with a vintage Shelly Winters bringing her trademark intensity to the role of Ma Barker and a great cast as her sons.

A mishmash of humour and repugnancy, it's definitely not for the squeamish.

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uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

86:47s UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence, sexual violence and incest references with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC cut
11s
18 89:28s
=85:53s

 

UK: Passed 18 after 11s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1986 Rank VHS

The BBFC cuts were:

  • Three shots are cut totalling 11s where Bruce Dern goes gator hunting, using a piglet as bait (he ties a rope around its neck and drops it into the water).
BBFC cut
cut
X cert submitted
89:59s
=86:23s
UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1971 cinema release

From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were to:

  • nudity
  • violent beatings
  • a rape scene
  • the drowning of Rembrandt
  • Lloyd's injection scene
  • the violent shooting of Herman.
banned
banned
rejected   UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1970 cinema release
Bloody Moon

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  • Collegialas Violadas
  • Profonde Tenebre
  • Die Saege des Todes

Bloody Moon Nasty Olivia Pascal

Bloody Moon is a 1981 Spanish/German slasher by Jess Franco.
With Olivia Pascal, Christoph Moosbrugger and Nadja Gerganoff. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1972 cinema release. The same version was released on pre-cert video along with the uncut version. These were then banned as video nasties. Later cut by the BBFC for 1993 VHS.  The BBFC cuts were waived for 2008 DVD. Uncut in the US.

Summary Review: Dumb Victims

This movie is basically the infamous Jess Franco having a go at the American-style slasher films that were big in the early 80's, and what's most remarkable about it is how unremarkable it is. It's pretty violent, but except for one nasty knife exit wound there's nothing here that hasn't been done in hundreds of American slasher movies.

It's set at an adult Spanish-language school which seems to cater exclusively to incredibly dumb and slutty German and Scandinavian women.

The girls are being stalked by two of the reddest herrings imaginable. One is a burnt youth in a Mickey Mouse mask. The other is a gardener who is always laughing maniacally and coincidentally wielding the exact same implement that has just been used to kill the latest victim.

The best thing I can say about this movie it is it is so over-the-top with its dumb victims, obvious red herrings, and ridiculously gory murders that it might have actually meant to be a parody of the slasher film.

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

84:53s
=81:29s
UK: Passed 18 for strong violence and gore with previous cuts waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC cut
1:20s
18 79:45s UK: Passed 18 after 1:20s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1993 Vipco VHS

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com :

  • Edits to the opening scissor murder. Two stabbings reduced to one and bloody detail deleted
  • Shots deleted of a knife protruding from Eva's chest and bloodstained breasts.
  • Footage of a snake being decapitated with garden shears is missing
  • Missing shot of woman's corpse in the closet showing blood on lifeless breasts
  • The sight of a woman bound with ropes was shortened
  • The infamous saw decapitation scene was entirely cut out after the first gory take.
  • A woman killed with pliers is missing her spitting blood an dying
uncut
uncut
Video Nasty 81:35s UK: Released uncut on pre-cert video for:
  • 1992 Inter-Light VHS

Inter-Light released 2 versions of the video in 1992. This was the uncut version. The video was banned as a video nasty in July 1983 and stayed on the list throughout the panic, so is one the the collectable DPP 39s

cut
1:38s 
Video Nasty   UK: The cut cinema version was released on pre-cert video for:
  • 1992 Inter-Light VHS
BBFC cut
1:38s
X cert 83:27s
=80:07s
UK: Passed X (18) after 1:38s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1982 cinema release

The cuts were:

  • The decapitation of a woman with a circular saw
  • Shots of bloodstained breasts during the stabbing of Eva.
Bloody Pit of Horror

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  • Il boia scarlatto
  • The Red Hangman
  • A Tale of Torture

Bloody Horror Region Import NTSC

Bloody Pit of Horror is a 1965 Italy/US horror by Massimo Pupillo.
With Mickey Hargitay, Walter Brandi and Luisa Baratt. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1967 cinema release. Exists in a longer Original Italian Version and a shortened US Versions

Summary Review: Pyschovision

A photographer and his models go to an old, abandoned castle to shoot some sexy covers for horror novels. Tragically for them, the castle is inhabited by a lunatic and closet torturer.

Bloody Pit of Horror is one weird Gothic horror film with a creepy castle, a legend of a ruthless torturer promising vengeance from the grave, and really cool instruments of death lying round in abundance. It was even filmed in Psychovision .

On the negative side reviewers have found the plot silly and/or just weird. But on the whole the positives have outweighed the negatives and the general result is very much thumbs up.

uncut
Italian Version
MPAA
Unrated
~83:00s US: The Original Italian Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
uncut
shortened US Version
MPAA
Unrated
~74:00s US: The shortened US Version is MPAA Unrated for:

The US DVD release from Image Entertainment and Something Weird Video is the shortened 74-minute American version, offering the 9 minutes of deleted scenes as supplements. The scenes were not restored due the fact that the quality was not as good as the main film, which was transferred from an original 35mm negative. This extra footage is expositive scenes (e.g. more of the photographic crew looking around the catacombs, more of the models posing for camera shots...) but no extra gore or nudity.

banned
banned
rejected   UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1967 cinema release.
Bloody Wednesday

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  • The Great American Massacre
3:52s 18 88:12s 1985 US thriller by Mark G Gilhuis

Video submissions of 1986 and 2005 suffered the same cuts

Blow Out La Grande Bouffe is a 1973 France / Italy comedy drama by Marco Ferreri.

See La Grande Bouffe

Blow Up

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Blow-Up is a 1966 UK/Italy/USA drama mystery thriller by Michelangelo Antonioni.
With David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave and Sarah Miles. BBFC link IMDb
Always uncut in the UK but several US releases have been cut.

Promotional Material

In 1966, Michelangelo Antonioni ( L'avventura ) transplanted his existentialist ennui to the streets of swinging London for this international sensation, the Italian filmmaker's English-language debut. A countercultural masterpiece about the act of seeing and the art of image making, Blow-Up takes the form of a psychological mystery, starring David Hemmings ( Deep Red ) as a fashion photographer who unknowingly captures a death on film after following two lovers in a park. Antonioni's meticulous aesthetic control and intoxicating color palette breathe life into every frame, and the jazzy sounds of Herbie Hancock, a beautifully evasive performance by Vanessa Redgrave ( Howards End ), and a cameo by the Yardbirds make the film a transporting time capsule from a bygone era. Blow-Up is a seductive immersion into creative passion, and a brilliant film by one of cinema's greatest artists.
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Uncut
15 cert

X cert

MPAA
Unrated

106:17s UK: Passed 15 uncut for moderate nudity and drug use for:
  • 2005 cinema release
  • 2004 Warner R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1994 Warner VHS
  • 1986 MGM/UA VHS

UK: Passed X (16) uncut for:

  • 1967 cinema release

US: Presumably uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

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    US: See  article from  dvdbeaver.com . For some unknown reason some (but not all) US pressings use a cut Brazilian version with 2 cuts:
  • Vanessa Redgrave's topless appearance is reframed to remove sight of her breasts.
  • The icon boisterous threesome romp originally featured on of the first brief appearances of pubes in a major UK drama film. But in the censored US releases this is blurred out.
Blue Fantasies Schoolgirl Report Vol. 12: If Mom Only Knew... (aka Blue Fantasies) is a 2014 film by Walter Boos.

See Schoolgirl Report Vol. 12: If Mom Only Knew...

Blue Is the Warmest Colour Blue Is the Warmest Colour is a 2013 France/Belgium/Spain romance by Abdellatif Kechiche.

The film made the movie news for featuring a long lesbian sex scene. This is reported to be realistic but faked.

The film hasn't suffered censor cuts but was released with the rare and uneconomic NC-17 for US theatres.

Abdellatif Kechiche has been speaking of a Director's Cut that will be 40 minutes longer.

The religious group Promouvoir (Promote) won a court case to get the French rating revoked in December 2015. The film has yet to be recertified as of February 2016 and so is currently banned from cinema and TV.

See Banned International: Blue is the Warmest Colour

Blue Jasmine Blue Jasmine is a 2013 USA comedy drama by Woody Allen.

Withdrawn by Woody Allen from Indian cinemas as he did not like the film being defaced by mandatory no smoking propaganda

See Banned International: Blue Jasmine

Blue Movie Blackmail Blue Movie Blackmail is a 1973 Italy/UK crime drama by Massimo Dallamano

See Super Bitch

Blue Sextet

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Poster Blue Sextet 1971 David E Durston

Blue Sextet is a 1971 USA by David E Durston.
Starring John Damon, Peter Clune and Coco Sumaki. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1972 cinema release. Uncut in the US.

  Summary review

Jeffrey Amber (John Damon) jumps to his death and the police have no problem thinking that it was suicide. His friends gather shortly after his death and discuss their last moments with him and we slowly begin to wonder whether it was suicide or murder.

The entire mystery is played out via RASHOMON style and it simply doesn't work because you don't care about the lead character, his friends or any of the adventures that they had together. There are a lot of sex scenes scattered throughout and a little bit of nudity but none of this is all that interesting either.

Towards the end of the movie we get some rather bizarre Satanic scenes that are certainly the highlight of the picture.

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MPAA
X rated
~90:00s
=~86:00s
US: The Director's Cut is MPAA X rated for:
  • 2016 Grindhouse [I Drink Your Blood + Blue Sextet] R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon

 

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
X submitted
88:59s
=85:25s
UK: Passed X (18) after compulsory cuts for:
  • 1972 cinema release
Blue Velvet Blue Velvet is a 1986 USA crime mystery thriller by David Lynch.

Uncut by US and UK film censors.

Originally running a lot longer, Blue Velvet was cut to approximately two hours (120 minutes) for distribution. The missing footage was put in storage and thought lost, until released as an extra on 2014 Blu-ray

The Blue Eyes of the Broken Doll

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  • House of Psychotic Women
  • Los ojos azules de la muneca rota

Blue Eyes Broken Doll Special

The Paul Naschy Collection

The Blue Eyes of the Broken Doll is a 1974 Spain horror mystery thriller by Carlos Aured.
With Paul Naschy, Diana Lorys and Eduardo Calvo. YouTube icon IMDb
Exists as an uncut unclothed version and a cut clothed version. The uncut version on UK VHS was seized by police during the video nasties panic but did not make the nasties list.

Summary Notes: A must see

An ex-convict, troubled by dreams that he strangles women, is hired as the caretaker on an estate owned by three very strange sisters. Soon after his arrival, a serial killer begins slaughtering blonde, blue-eyed women - and leaving their eyeballs in a bowl of water.

This Spanish giallo is a must see for fans of the genre. The killer's victims are dispatched in gruesome and creative means usually involving sharp instruments such as knives, meat cleavers, and a rake.

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Unclothed Version
MPAA
Unrated
87:06s US: The Unclothed Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
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Clothed Version
    Also exists as a cut clothed version
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Section 3 seizure 85:03s

 

UK:  Released on pre-cert video for:
  • 1982 Canon VHS

The video was seized subject to an Obscene Publications Act Section 3 Seizure Order. This is a legal gambit whereby victims admitted that the videos were 'obscene', and therefore subject to seizure, in return for that being the end of the matter, and so avoiding an obscenity trial with the possibility of jail time. See list of videos seized during the video nasties panic

Blue Steel

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  • Stolen Goods
1s PG cert 52:02s 1934 US western by Robert N Bradbury.
With John Wayne, Eleanor Hunt and George 'Gabby' Hayes. IMDb

Passed PG after 1s of BBFC cuts for:

  • 2009 E1 Online
  • 2009 E1 R2 DVD

The BBFC commented:

  • A compulsory cut was made in accordance with BBFC policy to remove a scene of animal cruelty (a horse made to fall using a technique likely to result in serious injury).
BBFC uncut U cert 50:31s A short version was passed U uncut for:
  • 2001 Delta DVD
BBFC uncut U cert 54:12s
=52:02s
The 1934 cinema release and video version from 1987 - 2004 were passed U uncut.
Blue Thunder

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BBFC uncut 15 cert 104:42s 1983 US action film by John Badham

A shortened version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for the 1999 Columbia/TriStar DVD and 2006 Sony DVD/Blu-ray

From version details on IMDb :

The Theatrical Version has a scene where Kate drives to the the TV-station and involving a crazy stunt when she drives in to a narrow alley and meets a police car that comes the other way. To avoid a disaster, Kate flips her car on its side, hits its roof on a wall and flips back again.

In the shortened version, the stunt is gone. We only see the car when it enters the alley and then we see it driving on the freeway with strange damage on the roof.

BBFC uncut 15 cert 105:12s The Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for the 1983 cinema release and 1986 RCA/Columbia video
The Blues Brothers

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The Blues Brothers is a 1980 US musical comedy by John Landis.
With John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Cab Calloway. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
There exists a Theatrical Version and an Extended Version

Summary Notes

After the release of Jake Blues from prison, he and brother Elwood go to visit "The Penguin", the last of the nuns who raised them in a boarding school. They learn the Archdiocese will stop supporting the school and will sell the place to the Education Authority. The only way to keep the place open is if the $5000 tax on the property is paid within 11 days. The Blues Brothers want to help, and decide to put their blues band back together and raise the the money by staging a big gig. As they set off on their "mission from God" they seem to make more enemies along the way. Will they manage to come up with the money in time?

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15 cert

MPAA R

141:40s UK: The Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for:
  • 2011 Universal [Theatrical + Extended Version] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2005 Universal [Theatrical + Extended Version] R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2001 Columbia/TriStar R2 DVD

US: The Extended Version is uncut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2014 Universal Studios [Theatrical + Extended Version] Limited Edition Steelbook R0 Blu-ray
  • 2014 Universal Studios [Theatrical + Extended Version] Steelbook R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at US Amazon

From IMDb:

The original cut of the film had an intermission and may have run as long as three hours. Landis was asked to cut the film after premiering a lengthy director's cut. That version has been lost. Landis originally tried to restore the original cut several years ago, but found that Universal had thrown out all the outs, trims, negatives, and mix tracks. Landis and George Folsey Jr. restored 18 minutes from another preview print on an AVID for the Collectors' Edition, and correctly timed the picture so that Stephen Katz's photography looks as it was intended to look.

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15 cert

AA certificate

127:35s UK: The Theatrical version was passed 15 uncut for:
  • 2000 Universal R2 DVD
  • 1998 CIC VHS
  • 1986 CIC VHS

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

  • 1980 cinema release

 

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