Beach of the War Gods is a 1973 Hong Kong/Taiwan action war by Yu Wang.
With Yu Wang, Fei Lung and Yeh Tien.
Cut by the BBFC for 1973 cinema release. Uncut in the US
Summary Review: Visually Stunning
The famous swordsman Hsia Feng gathers five other fighters and rallies the local fishermen to fight off a band of Japanese pirates.
Since this is a Golden Harvest production the sets, costumes and props are well made. The directing by Wang Yu is superb, his visual style of camera angles and the use of slow-motion is just like the movies are made today. The
fight-choreographing is sharp, and visually stunning.
Beach Red is a 1967 USA war drama by Cornel Wilde.
Starring Cornel Wilde, Rip Torn and Burr DeBenning.
The 1967 X rated cinema release was cut by the BBFC. UK home video releases are now uncut.
Cornel Wilde produced directed and starred in this sincere, hard-edged look at World War II that doesn't flinch from the horrors of battle. The action takes place during a single American campaign to take an island held by the Japanese.
The usual cliché characters are replaced by believable portrayals, such as the captain (Wilde) who loves his wife but hates the war, the sergeant (Rip Torn) who gets sadistic pleasure out of battle, the minister's son (Patrick Wolfe) who
keeps remembering the girl he left back home and the Southern illiterate (Burr DeBenning) who finds a place for himself in the Marines.
UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate injury detail, violence for:
Bear Club is a 2004 Spain gay comedy drama by Miguel Albaladejo.
Starring José Luis García Pérez, David Castillo and Empar Ferrer.
Uncut in Europe but cut for an R rating in the US. However there is also an Unrated and uncut version in the US.
Pedro, a gay man with an active social life and big circle of friends, takes in his nephew Bernardo for a couple weeks. When it appears as though it might become a permanent arrangement, however, Pedro turns to his friends for guidance as he and
9-year-old Bernardo begin to forge a household together.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex and drug use for:
The Beast in Heat is a 1977 Italian Naziploitation by Luigi Batzella
With Macha Magall, Gino Turini and Edilio Kim.
Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Not released in the UK since. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
Summary Review: The Good Old Days
A beautiful, nefarious senior female SS officer/doctor (Magall) creates a genetic, mutant human Beast (half man/half beast). The Beast is a rapacious, squat, mongoloid sex fiend which she uses to torture and molest female prisoners while the
Nazis watch. The vertically challenged beast is kept on a diet of mega-aphrodisiacs. There is plenty of sadistic titillations, gore and nudity in this Nazi sub-genre exploitation flick.
Ahhh, the good old days when absolutely nothing was safe or sacred to the exploitation movie merchants.... Here we have, in my opinion, probably the most tasteless example of the Naziploitation picture, a genre that more or less
died shortly after this "movie".
Anyway, about the movie. For the uninitiated, start with Ilsa - She Wolf of the SS . If you can "enjoy" that bit of nastiness, then perhaps consider taking on this "unique" take on a forgotten film genre. Just don't
watch it with your mom or girlfriend or aunt or grandma etc...
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
2019 Severin Blu-ray and DVD release, details to be announced
Released on video in June 1982 by JVI. Banned in October 1983 when it was added to the official
video nasty list . It r emained on the DPP list throughout the scare and so became one of the (rarest) collectable DPP39s
contains alternative hardcore shots of the beast Onaf raping Sondra
a hardcore sex scene between Madison and Sondra
extra shots of Onaf's prosthetic penis.
Summary Review: Sexual Energy
Without stating the obvious, the film is a mess. But that's where the fun begins. There is no real telling of what is happening, but one might surmise some of the possibilities. Ultimately this film is riding the coattails
of two other films: The Beast (La Bete) and Star Wars . How you might imagine to combine these two films into one heap of psuedo-science-fiction with a touch of pornography? Its not easy, and watching this is not very easy either.
There are hardcore scenes in this version, but its really not erotic or sexually interesting. While the film is already cut-up to an incomprehensible mess, the hardcore footage does not help matters much either.
Beast of Blood is a 1970 Philippines / USA horror adventure by Eddie Romero.
Starring John Ashley, Celeste Yarnall and Eddie Garcia.
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1970. Uncut on pre-cert VHS. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
A mad scientist creates a monster, but after its head is cut off, he keeps it alive in a serum he has invented.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
2018 Severin Films The Blood Island Collection RA Blu-ray
at US Amazon
UK: Uncut for pre-cert video:
1983 Horror Time VHS
From IMDb. There was a British video release that was uncut. It went by the title Beast of the Dead, it contains some topless footage that wouldn't have got past U.S. TV, but would have been passed by the British censor. However lots of
violence obviously hadn't much chance of making it past the BBFC, especially a gruesome scene where a doctor removes a man's head.
compulsory BBFC cuts
UK: Passed X (18) after compulsory BBFC cuts:
1971 cinema release titled Blood Devils
From IMDb. The British X certificate cinema release Blood Devils was taken from the same cut version used for the American TV version. This same version later resurfaced on video.
A headbutt was cut (13.45s in)from the start of a fight between cheetor & Black Arachnia because it's a dangerous technique of course I'm sure the subsequent series of punchs and kicks to the side of the head are perfectly safe.
The Beast Within is a 1982 USA horror by Philippe Mora.
With Ronny Cox, Bibi Besch and Paul Clemens.
Cut by the BBFC for VHS, then uncut on DVD. Uncut in the US
In the beginning of the movie you see a woman getting raped by a man-creature of some sort. The movie takes place years later when the child that was a result of that rape is on the rampage looking for a girl to rape to start the process all over
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, sexual violence for:
Beat Girl is a 1960 UK drama by Edmond T Gréville.
Starring David Farrar, Noëlle Adam and Christopher Lee.
Cut by the BBFC for a 1960 X rated cinema release. uncut and 12 rated on home video.
Paul, a divorced architect, marries Nichole, a woman from Paris. His teen daughter Jenny has fallen in with the English beatnik scene and likes to hang out in cave-like clubs to listen to jazz and rudimentary rock'n'roll. Jenny takes an immediate
dislike to her step mother, who is not that much older than she, and goes out of her way to make life miserable for Nichole. When Jenny discovers that Nichole is a friend of one of the strippers from the dance hall across the street, she
investigates and uses Nichole's sordid past to embarrass her father. Meanwhile Jenny attracts the lecherous eye of Kenny, the owner of the dance hall.
UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate bad language, nudity for:
The original UK cinema version was described by the BBFC as the product of squalid and illiterate minds and the film suffered extensive cuts to all striptease/dancing sequences and the scene where the teenage gang lies on a railway
line. Later UK releases and TV showings were fully restored and uncut.
Because of the Cats is a 1973 Netherlands/Belgium crime thriller by Fons Rademakers.
With Bryan Marshall, Alexandra Stewart and Sebastian Graham Jones.
Cut by the BBFC for 1975 cinema release and also cut in the US for am R rating. The uncut version is Unrated
A gang of six wealthy, well-dressed and well-spoken hoodlums break into a married couple's house and rape the wife while forcing the husband to watch. Thus begins a dogged investigation by a determined detective who quickly finds that their
cult-like solidarity can be a serious obstacle to breaking them.
An interesting, little known and entertaining film includes scenes which are not for the squeamish even by today's standards. This caused censorship problems for the film makers when it was originally released way back in the 70s and
understandably repels a lot of viewers.
Stanley is a short order cook, infatuated with Margaret, the statuesque waitress who works at Wimpy Bar with him. Despondent, he prepares to end it all when he meets George Spiggott AKA the Devil. Selling his soul for 7 wishes, Stanley tries to
make Margaret his own first as an intellectual, then as a rock star, then as a wealthy industrialist. As each fails, he becomes more aware of how empty his life had been and how much more he has to live for. He also meets the seven deadly sins
who try and advise him.
UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate sex references for:
2005 Second Sight Films video
Just in passing, the BBFC note for the 2003 12 rating a different rating reason than discussed in the podcast, where the 12 was said to be for imitable suicide techniques. The BBFC also note:
This work has been approved under the Different Versions At Different Categories policy 2004.
The Podcast does mention that there were two variants with a different opening being considered in 1967 but it is not clear if this is the reason for the different versions comment.
The cinema release was cut in 2007 with the following BBFC comment: The distributor was required to make one cut, in a film aimed at younger viewers, of a potentially dangerous and easily imitated technique involving
materials that are readily available in the average household (specifically, turning household items into a flame thrower). An uncut classification was not available to the distributor.
The film was released with the aerosol replaced by a harmless shower-head.
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 after 9s of BBFC cuts for:
2006 cinema release
The cinema version was cut in 2006 with the following BBFC comment: Distributor chose to remove scene of sexualised asphyxiation in order to achieve the requested '15'. An uncut '18' was available'.
The BBFC explained further in their 2006 Annual Report:
The film contained a brief, comic sex scene that included sight of a man being asphyxiated with a plastic bag. The clear detail, together with the potential for harm amongst teen viewers for whom the dangers of sexual
asphyxiation might not be clear, seemed to warrant an '18' certificate.
But as Kirei points out, the same scene would perversely be banned from an R18 film.
The Beguiled is a 1971 USA war western romance by Don Siegel
Starring Clint Eastwood, Geraldine Page and Elizabeth Hartman.
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1971 cinema release. Then 15 uncut on home video.
During the civil war, injured Yankee soldier, John McBurney is rescued on the verge of death by a teenage girl from a southern boarding school. She manages to get him back to the school, and at first the all-female staff and pupils are scared. As
he starts to recover, one by one he charms them and the atmosphere becomes filled with jealousy and deceit.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for moderate language, sex and violence. for:
2014 Universal Pictures Clint Eastwood Blu-ray Collection R0 Blu-ray
at UK Amazon released on 4th August 2014
Behind Covent Walls is a 1978 Italy erotic romance by Walerian Borowczyk.
Starring Ligia Branice, Howard Ross and Marina Pierro.
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1978 cinema release and was further cut for 1987 VHS. The cut cinema version was 18 rated for 1996 VHS and the film was passed 18 uncut for 2012 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
A zealous, handsome priest, who is the confessor for a convent full of women, encourages the equally zealous abbess of one such institution to enforce the same strict rules on these unfortunate women that are applied to others. In doing so, they
uncover a snake pit of sexual couplings, both lesbian and heterosexual, as well as many tools for masturbation. At the same time, a particularly disturbed inmate manages to poison herself and many of the other novitiates in yet another scandal
which is covered up by church authorities.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex scenes with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
Behind Enemy Lines is a 2001 USA action war thriller by John Moore.
Starring Gene Hackman, Owen Wilson and Gabriel Macht.
The cinema release was cut for a 12 rating but home videos release were uncut and still 12 rated.
Fighter navigator Chris Burnett wants out: he was looking for something more than the boring recon missions he's been flying. He finds himself flying the lone Christmas day mission over war-torn Bosnia. But when he talks pilot Stackhouse into
flying slightly off-course to check out an interesting target, the two get shot down. Burnett is soon alone, trying to outrun a pursuing army, while commanding officer Reigert finds his rescue operation hamstrung by politics, forcing Burnett to
run far out of his way.
UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate war violence and one use of strong language:
Ben-Hur is a 2016 USA historical adventure drama by Timur Bekmambetov.
Starring Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell and Rodrigo Santoro.
There exists a 114 minute export version for intolerant countries that ban the depiction of foreign religions, eg Malaysia. This version has deleted every scene in the film featuring the religious character Jesus Christ, leaving viewers baffled
about the motivations of Ben Hur.
The epic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, an officer in the Roman army. After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but finds redemption.
This is a Russ Meyers film, his final full length film as director and as usual his fascination for the female form is in abundance.
The movie is based in a small town USA and centers around the married couple of Lammar and Levonna and the sexual frustration of Levonna, here on in ensues a fantastic comedy soft porn romp in which the couple meet various
colourful charactors along the journey to help cure Lammar's bedroom leanings, ending up in the fantastic Church of Rio Dio Radio where in lies Eufaula Roop, who has to be seen to be believed.
This movie was not the best received Meyers movie at the time of release however its safe to say that it has now gained cult status.
2004 France/South Korea/Spain animated TV series by Claudio Biern Lliviria; Jose Luis Ucha
BBFC cut 5s when submitted in 2008. Cut required to remove sight of the main character touching the bare ends of two live electrical cables together. A higher classification at which this could have been passed would be
inappropriate for this work and was not made available.
The Best of Rocko's Modern Life - Volume Two is a 1993-1996 USA children's cartoon by Stephen Hillenberg, Joe Murray, Roger Chiasson...
With Carlos Alazraqui, Tom Kenny, Charles Adler.
Cut by the BBFC for DVD
UK: Passed PG for moderate cartoon violence after 16s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
2013 Content Partners video
The BBFC commented:
Cut required to remove sight of a potentially imitable technique in a work aimed at children (in this case sight of a pet dog being placed inside a tumbler dryer and spinning around, without any indication of potentially harmful consequences).
Bereavement is a 2010 USA crime horror thriller by Stevan Mena.
Starring Michael Biehn, Alexandra Daddario and Brett Rickaby.
Exists as an Original Version and an extended Director's Cut.
In 1989, the boy Martin Bristol has congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis (CIPA), a rare neural disorder, in which the patient does not feel pain, heat or cold. He is abducted by the deranged serial-killer Graham Sutter (Brett Rickaby)
and brought to the Sutter Meat & Poultry, an abandoned meat-packing plant in Minersville, Pennsylvania, where Graham slaughters young women that he kidnaps. Five years later, the stubborn seventeen year-old teenager Allison Miller loses her
parents and moves to her uncle Jonathan Miller's house near the decrepit plant. Jonathan, his wife Karen and their little daughter Wendy welcome Allison, but the teenager does not give much attention to her new family. Allison likes to run alone
on the road and she passes by the meat-packing plant and then she meets the mechanic William "Billy" and has a crush on him. Jonathan advises Allison to avoid running near the old factory and Billy, who is a problematic teenager. Allison does not
listen to her ...
Berlin, I Love You is a 2019 Germany romance by Dianna Agron, Peter Chelsom...
Starring Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren and Luke Wilson.
A contribution by the Chinese artist, film-maker and activist Ai Weiwei to a film called Berlin, I Love You , was cut by the producers on concern it could create difficulties for them with the Chinese authorities.
Latest installment of the Cities of Love series (Paris, je t'aime / New York, I Love You / Rio, Eu Te Amo), this collective feature-film is made of ten stories of romance set in the German capital.
An 'unabridged version' was submitted in 2005 without BBFC cuts.
It has all the nunchakus restored but is missing some shots of James throwing up when he is fighting Tommy, and the shot of James finger being blown off. Also a bad guy getting shot is let off with less bullet wounds than in the uncut version.
About 6 seconds cut. All appear in the UK video.
This seems to be the version shown on Sky
The Swedish DVD from Midget Entertainment is fully uncut
No BBFC cuts listed for the 1993 Entertainment in Video version so it appears that the video has suffered pre-cuts
The duel between Tommy (Philip Rhee) and the Asian, ponytailed gladiator has been severely shortened for the U.K prints. A lengthy segment of the fight in which the gladiator uses two pairs of silver nunchakus is missing.
The scene lasts twice as long in the uncut version, which has been shown in the past on Sky. The version currently screening on Bravo, however, appears to be the same as the video except for an extra shot of James (Tommy's native brother)
having his finger blown off - which isn't in Sky's print.
I really enjoyed it, in a campy way. Tommy turns up in some rural town and steps right into a race war. Tommy is basically given reason after reason to take on guys of 4 or more and throw them through various fruit stalls,
ticket offices, coffee tables, and french windows.
The gorgeous Gina Gershon does her best as a choir teacher helping Tommy out, but whenever she needs to be helpless it kinda doesn't work because she now plays such strong, female roles.
The acting and direction are seriously questionable but this film is obviously about fight scenes and they are entertaining enough, from the moment we see Gershon's house is full of glass tables, flimsy bookcases and china
filled cabinets we know we are in for a treat.
Terrible, patronising attitude toward racial issues but, hey, its got a rocket launcher and plenty of flying kicks.
Deadliest Art: The Best of the Martial Arts Movies
1990 Hong Kong by Sandra Weintraub
No cuts listed by the BBFC but at the very end the narrator says: we've saved the best for last, here is Bruce Lee fighting with the deadly nunchaku in Enter the Dragon . The clip begins with Lee beating up a few of
the guards, then he knocks one over in to some water and it fades out and ends, surprise, surprise, no nunchaku!
The import Region 0 DVD from Universe Laser & Video Co is uncut and available at
The new DVD : Betty Page Bondage Queen will be a desirable addition to any Bettie Page fan but I suppose that I was expecting the whole disk to be unpublished shots of the Queen of Curves as the title suggests. The
several short movies presented are black and white films taken of some of Irving Klaw's models in their undies, being bound and gagged by Klaw's sister.
Betty appears in a few and in many stills. The exclusive commentary by Bettie Page is a short written page or two, not the audio file I hoped for. I enjoyed the movies of the models in their bras and panties, dark
nylons and ultra high heels as they tried to walk in them but a more truthful title for the DVD would have been Irving Klaw's Bondage and Fetish models, Featuring Bettie Page.
The BBFC rejected the 1999 Visual Entertainment video, The Classic Films of Irving Klaw Vol 1 (of 2), which forms part of Betty Page: Bondage Queen
The BBFC stated that this video was rejected on the grounds that the Board's guidelines state that mild fetishism may be represented, but in Irving Klaw we have scenes of women trussed, bound, gagged, spanked, shackled,
handcuffed, slapped, tethered and suspended. Such sequences of bondage, restraint and gagging (proffered as masturbation material) are very extensive and unacceptable. The distributor of this material has decided to re-edit two versions of
Betty page's work by photographer Irving Klaw that will not breach our guidelines. We are awaiting their resubmission.
The Beyond is a 1981 Italian horror film by Lucio Fulci
With Catriona MacColl and David Warbeck.
Cut by the BBFC for cinema release. Then the same version was banned as a video nasty. Passed uncut on DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US but there is also a cut R rated version.
Summary Review: Fulci Lives
The Beyond is one of Fulci's best films. The film takes place in modern day Louisiana as a woman oversees the the renovation of an hotel that she inherits. Strange and gory things start to happen and poof the hotel just
happens to be over one of the 7 doors to hell.
Very bloody with a slightly incoherent plot the film is a lot of fun and I suspect that no Fulci fan should be without their copy. Visually I think this is Fulci's best film (that I've seen) and the acting is what you'd
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong horror and gory violence for:
UK: The cut cinema version was passed 18 without further cuts for:
1992 Vipco VHS
1987 Elephant VHS
UK: The cut cinema version was released on pre-cert video for:
1982 Vampix VHS
Released on pre-cert video in March 1982. This was then b anned as a
video nasty in November 1983 but was later dropped from the list in April 1985
UK: Passed X after 9 BBFC cuts totalling 1:39s for:
1981 cinema release
The cuts were.:
18s have been cut from the prologue, ie the man being killed for witchcraft is missing several severe chain whippings. It is also missing shots of his hands showing he is nailed to the wall.
The eye gouging of a drainage mechanic has lost 6s of the gouging
4 cuts totalling 43s have been imposed on the attack of (very unconvincing) spiders on a librarian. These include shots of the spiders biting his lip, nose and tongue and also of them pulling his eye out.
5s has been cut from a cleaning lady being impaled on a nail through the eye.
26s are missing from the blind girl's throat being ripped out by a dog. this includes shots of blood gushing from the wounds and shots of her ear being bitten off.
1s is missing from a child's head exploding after a gunshot.
US: A substantially cut version was released on US R rated VHS titled 7 Doors of Death
Beyond Bedlam is a 1994 UK comedy horror by Vadim Jean.
Starring Craig Fairbrass, Elizabeth Hurley and Keith Allen.
Uncut and 18 rated for 1994 cinema release but for several 18 rated VHS releases and then DVD. NOt released in the US.
Dr.Stephanie Lyell works for Neurological Research, and is testing a seemingly safe personality-altering drug on Marc Gilmour a notorious Serial Killer. But when a pair of bizarre suicides occur at Dr. Lyell's apartment complex, Homicide
Detective Terry Hamilton connects the mysterious deaths to the drug's diabolical side effects on Gilmour. Only after they too begin to experience horrible dreams and hallucinations do Terry and Stephanie realize they are trapped in Gilmour's
nightmarish world, from which there is no hope of escape.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
1994 cinema release
UK: Passed 18 after 17s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
Beyond Re-animator is a 2003 Spain / USA comedy Sci-Fi horror by Brian Yuzna.
Starring Jeffrey Combs, Tommy Dean Musset and Jason Barry.
Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. European releases have all been the uncut version.
Everyone's favorite mad scientist Herbert West is currently in jail after having state's evidence turned against him by his former assistant, Dan Cain. While being led away, some re-agent falls from his pocket where it is picked up by a young man
who was camping nearby. The young man finds Herbert down in his jail cell and learns for himself just what the re-agent is capable of.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong gory violence and sexualised violence for:
Beyond the Darkness is a 1979 Italy horror drama by Joe D'Amato.
Starring Kieran Canter, Cinzia Monreale and Franca Stoppi.
Uncut by censors but the film has been been shortened for some releases.
Summary Review: Honest Horror
A young rich orphan loses his fiancée to voodoo doll mischief on the part of his housekeeper who is jealous of his attentions.
The film is also packed with a series of extreme gore scenes that are effective and really well-done. All of a person's fingernails are pulled out with pliers in an act of pure sadism and the corpse dismemberment is a sickening, uncompromising
gore sequence as it is completely and utterly cut to pieces and dumped into acid, complete with gruesome close-ups provided of the flesh-less pieces immersed in acid.
One of the strongest films to ever get through in the European sleaze genre, it's got a lot to look forward to. Due to the subject matter and extremes presented, this is one for the strongest-willed of Exploitation fanatics, while those who have
no desire for these films should avoid.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence, gore, nudity for:
The Shriek Show Bu-ray is missing a 25 second scene (which should run immediately after the opening titles) in which Frank carries the body of a baboon from his van into his house. It is not clear if this scene is missing from other releases.
UK: A short version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
1989 VPD VHS
This may be a shortened US Version described by IMDb as missing several scenes:
A scene of Frank picking up a girl in a disco near the end of the film.
A scene of a strange old woman yelling ominous phrases at Frank and his date outside the disco
A scene of one of the undertaker's failed attempt to spy on Frank at his house
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls is a 1970 USA comedy music film by Russ Meyer.
Starring Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers and Marcia McBroom.
Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1970 cinema release. Cut again for 18 rated 1989 VHS. Passed 18 uncut since 2003 DVD. Uncut and MPAA NC-17 rated in the US.
Summary Review: Camp Classic
This film is a sequel in name only to Valley of the Dolls (1967). An all-girl rock band goes to Hollywood to make it big. There they find success, but luckily for us, they sink into a cesspool of decadence. This film has a sleeping woman
performing on a gun which is in her mouth. It has women posing as men. It has lesbian sex scenes. It is also written by Roger Ebert, who had become friends with Russ Meyer after writing favorable reviews of several of his films.
What more could one ask for? Valley of the Dolls took itself seriously with hilarious effects. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (supposedly not related) was more of a spoof that played straight with seriously hilarious
effects. Both are camp classics and at this price, this DVD is nearly impossible to pass up.
UK: Passed 18 uncut with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
Fox Home Entertainment has once again attempted to improve upon a classic. BEYOND TOMORROW gets the colorizing and retitling treatment, retitling the film (BEYOND Christmas).
The company has also chopped out about 5 minutes of material from the movie. Granted, they include the material in the Extras as deleted footage, but that only begs the question, What was the point of deleting it at this time, to
Some of the deletions, such as the sequence where Arlene Terry's ex-boyfriend clashes with her new leading man, destroy the emotional impact of the showdown between the two men and Arlene during the film's finale. To first-time viewers
unfamiliar with the film, the jilted lover's appearance at the end comes almost out of the blue, causing confusion as to who he is.
In spite of these alterations/deletions, the box proudly announces the film is fully restored. Sorry, Fox, but the term restoration does NOT mean alteration or condensation. And with the various advances in such technology, it is amazing
to see how artificial the colorization still looks, at least on this film.
The 2007 Passport DVD was passed uncut by the BBFC