Cuba is a 1979 USA war romance by Richard Lester.
Starring Sean Connery, Brooke Adams and Jack Weston.
Uncut for AA rated cinema release and 12 rated VHS but cut for animal cruelty on 12 rated UK DVD in 2003.
End fifties a British hireling is send to Cuba to train the Basistas. They must be trained to fight Castro's army. In Cuba he encounters an old love, who is married in the mean time. While Castro's army wins more and more their love revives...
UK: Passed 12 for moderate violence after 24s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
2003 MGM Home Entertainment (Europe) video
The BBFC commented:
Cuts required to remove scenes of real cockfighting in accordance with BBFC policy relating to the Cinematograph Films (Animals) Act 1937.
It is reported that MGM used this cut version for DVD distribution throughout Europe.
Cult of Chucky is a 2017 USA horror thriller by Don Mancini
Starring Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif and Fiona Dourif.
There is a cut R rated version and an uncut Unrated version. Uncut and 18 rated by the BBFC for 2017 DVD and Blu-ray.
Confined to an asylum for the criminally insane for the past four years, Nica (Fiona Dourif) is wrongly convinced that she, not Chucky, murdered her entire family. But when her psychiatrist introduces a new group therapy tool
— a "Good Guy" doll — a string of grisly deaths plague the asylum and Nica starts to wonder if maybe she isn't crazy after all. Andy (Alex Vincent), Chucky's now-grown-up nemesis from the original Child's Play, races to Nica's aid.
But to save her he'll have to get past Tiffany (Oscar-nominee Jennifer Tilly), Chucky's long-ago bride, who will do anything, no matter how deadly or depraved, to help her beloved devil doll.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, gore for:
Curfew is a 1989 USA action horror by Gary Winick.
With Kyle Richards, Wendell Wellman and John Putch.
Banned by the BBFC for 1988 VHS. Passed uncut in 2002.
Two escaped brothers track down the people who sentenced them to death row, including a doctor and the judge. But when they get to the D.A. and his family they have an especially lengthy revenge plot in mind for them.
A pretty tasteless film packed with assorted moments of gratuitous nastiness (and a little bit of nudity for good measure), Curfew might not be to everyone's taste, but if you like exploitation, then you could
certainly do a lot worse. Admittedly, the story is occasionally too clichéd (Stephanie working her womanly charms on younger brother Bob was very predictable) and some moments are rather questionable (the victims are locked in a cellar full
of tools, yet fail to arm themselves), but as low-budget trash goes, this one's really not that bad.
The Curse of Doctor Wolffenstein is a 2015 Germany horror by Marc Rohnstock.
Starring Isabelle Aring, Anja Becker and Jack van Cuusen.
Exists as an Unrated Version and a Director's Cut. Never released in the UK.
Dr. Victor Wolffenstein, a genius and at the same time devilish doctor, has set himself a huge goal, he wants to become immortal. In the Year 1930, in a small village and with the help of scientific experiments and occult rituals, he brews a serum
(POTION), which is supposed to help him achieve his goal. But the Serum has an unwanted side effect, he becomes immortal but has to pay a huge price, he becomes infected with necrosis, through which his limbs start to rot and the only thing left
for him to do is to replace his body parts.
Germany: The Director's Cut is available on the 8 Films Label
The uncensored Director's Cut has almost 4.5 minutes of additional footage. That being said, the additional scenes are more disappointing then satisfying. Apart from redundant plot, there are a few close-ups of the female genital area (with
tubes being inserted in the vagina). Those who expected more violence will be disappointed.
Curse of Frankenstein is a 1972 Spain/France horror by Jesus Franco.
With Alberto Dalbés, Dennis Price and Howard Vernon.
A clothed version was passed 15 uncut for 2006 DVD. The Unclothed Version was passed 18 uncut for 2017 DVD and Blu-ray. Previously the film was seized by the police during the video nasties panic.
Dr. Frankenstein and his assistant Morpho are killed just as they bring their creation to life. The monster is taken by Cagliostro and he now controls the monster and plans to have it mate and create the perfect master race.
Franco's obsessions with S&M and naked women provide a spice to a very tired tale.
UK: The Unclothed Version was passed 18 uncut for sexualised violence, nudity for:
2017 Nucleus Films [Nude + Clothed Versions] (RB) Blu-ray/(R2) DVD Combo
at UK Amazon
France: The French Unclothed or Hot Version has nude scenes mostly filmed as alternative takes from the Clothed Version
UK: The Clothed Version BBFC was passed 15 without cuts for:
2017 Nucleus Films [Nude + Clothed Versions] (RB) Blu-ray/(R2) DVD Combo
at UK Amazon
all the nudity (partly through cutting, but mostly by using alternate clothed takes).
The notorious scene in which a man and a woman are whipped until they fall onto spikes in a non-nude variant.
The Spanish version also adds a complete subplot in which Lina Romay plays a peasant called Esmeralda.
There are 5 extra filler scenes, with a total running time of 17:29 min. These scenes were apparently filmed some time after the original release.
UK: The Unclothed Version was released on pre-cert VHS for:
1981 Go VHS titled The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein
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.
The Curse of Frankenstein is a 1957 UK horror by Terence Fisher.
With Peter Cushing, Hazel Court and Robert Urquhart.
Cut by the BBFC for 1957 cinema release. These cuts persisted into home video until the 2012 restoration on Blu-ray when of the cuts was restored. Meanwhile the film has dropped down the BBFC age ratings from X in 1957 to 15 in 1989 to 12 in 2003.
Victor Frankenstein builds a creature and brings it to life. But his creature behaves not as he intended.
UK: The Restored Version was passed 12 for moderate gore and horror for:
The restore film will include the eyeball scene --- restored from a reel of a print housed at the BFI then integrated into the main restoration, which was scanned from a Warner Bros I/P --- though not the head in acid bath scene,
which despite our best efforts appears no longer to exist.
UK: Passed 12 without further BBFC cuts for:
2003 Warner R2 DVD
UK: Passed 15 without further BBFC cuts for:
1989 Warner VHS
UK: Passed X (16) with BBFC cuts for:
1957 cinema release
US: The cut UK version is MPAA R Rated for:
2005 Warner [Curse of Frankenstein + Taste the Blood of Dracula] R1 DVD
From Hammer Films by Wayne Kinsey. The BBFC asked for the following cuts after an initial viewing (in black & white):
Cuts to the scene where a man's head is severed by the Baron and dissolved in acid. The severing was reduced to a brief shot and no footage at all survives of the acid scene. Stills exist though.
From Hammer Films by Wayne Kinsey. At the formal submission in colour, further BBFC cuts were required to reduce the following scenes to the bare minimum:
Curse of the Crimson Altar is a 1968 UK horror by Vernon Sewell.
Starring Boris Karloff, Christopher Lee and Mark Eden.
Cut by the BBFC for 1968 cinema release. This version was also release on home video until 2014 when the uncut version was released on Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
When his brother disappears, Robert Manning pays a visit to the remote country house he was last heard from. While his host is outwardly welcoming - and his niece more demonstrably so - Manning detects a feeling of menace in the air with the
legend of Lavinia Morley, Black Witch of Greymarsh, hanging over everything.
UK: Awaiting BBFC database update for uncut release for
Curse of the Werewolf is a 1961 UK horror film by Terence Fisher. With Clifford Evans, Oliver Reed and Yvonne Romain.
Heavily cut by the BBFC for 1961 cinema release. A less cut BBC version turned up in 1995. Cuts waived for DVD
Summary Review: A fine job
In Spain, Leon is born on Christmas day to a mute servant girl who was raped by a beggar. His mother dies giving birth and he is looked after by Don Alfredo. As a child Leon becomes a werewolf after getting a taste for blood on a hunting trip
Oliver Reeds portrayal of Leon Corledo is magnificent. He has a great presence and a roughness to him that is perfect for playing a man cursed with lycanthropy.
The movie is heavy on atmosphere and creepy visuals. Terence Fisher, one of Hammers prime directors did a fine Job in bringing to life the tale of the werewolf. This is another jewel in his crown of great horror films.
The film has been completely restored with all the missing footage intact.
UK: A BBC Version was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for:
1995 Warner VHS
The 1995 Warner VHS featured a print often shown by BBC which featured different cuts. Much of the material cut for the 1961 release is intact except for a reduced stabbing. However additional shots were missing including scenes showing dead
bodies, shots of dead goats, and much of the climactic killing of the werewolf, including his deafening by the bells, the bloody gunshot wound, and some shots of his dead face over the closing credits.
UK: Passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for:
1961 cinema release
From IMDb . The film had considerable problems with the BBFC on its initial cinema release and was subsequently cut by around 5 minutes. Among the scenes edited:
heavy cuts to the repeated stabbing of the Marquis (reduced to 1 stab)
the murder of the prostitute where scenes of biting and a shot of her dead body were completely removed
the killing of the werewolf in the bell tower which saw shots of his screaming when the bells ring, a blood spurt from a gunshot, and a closeup of his blood-dripping face also removed.
In addition the film was also cut to edit scenes of the servant girl waking in the dungeon
a shot of the Marquis picking a scab from his face
Cursed is a 2005 USA / Germany comedy horror thriller by Wes Craven.
Starring Christina Ricci, Jesse Eisenberg and Portia de Rossi.
There exists a Theatrical Version cut for a PG-13 rating and un uncut Unrated Version.
A werewolf loose in Los Angeles changes the lives of three young adults, who, after being mauled by the beast, learn they must kill their attacker if they hope to change their fate to avoid becoming werewolves too.
From IMDb. A gorier, Unrated Version was released on DVD featuring scenes with violence more graphic than what was seen in the theatrical PG-13 version of the film. The differences are as follows (includes Spoilers):
In the PG-13 version, Shannon Elizabeth's character Becky is simply dragged away by the wolf at the end of the opening sequence. In the unrated version, Becky is torn in half and her bloodied upper-torso is tossed back at Jimmy and Ellie.
In the PG-13 version, during Ellie's nightmare, she merely bites Joshua Jackson's character Jake in the neck. The scene then cuts to a quick montage of bizarre images before Ellie wakes up. In the unrated version, after Ellie bites into Jake,
she's shown ripping a large chunk of his neck off and then a torrent of blood shoots out of his wound.
In the PG-13 version, after Joanie knocks out Jake she starts looking for Ellie and Jimmy. In the unrated version, she first stops by Kyle's body, digs into the large gash in his stomach with her hands, pulls them out and then licks his blood
off her fingers before proceeding to look for Ellie and Jimmy.
In the unrated version, Joanie (in wolf form) is killed when she is shot in the head and her brains slowly ooze onto the floor.
In the PG-13 version, the coroner discovers that Joanie's corpse has changed back into human form when her nude body is shown laying on the floor. In the unrated version, a sheet over her body is pulled back and only her face, complete with a
bullet hole in her forehead, is shown.
In the PG-13 version, Jake's death by decapitation occurs off-camera. In the unrated version, Ellie is actually shown stabbing him in the neck with the shovel a couple of times before finally cutting his head off.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence and horror for:
2005 Buena Vista Home Entertainment Video
The running time and consumer advice suggest that the US Unrated Version was submitted but reviewers suggest that the UK DVD release actually contains the Theatrical Version.
The cut Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for strong horror:
Cut and Run is a 1985 Italy horror adventure thriller by Ruggero Deodato.
Starring Lisa Blount, Leonard Mann and Willie Aames.
Exists as a cut R rated US version and an uncut MPAA Unrated Hard version. The BBFC passed the US version 18 without BBFC cuts for 1985 VHS.
Relentless action and unflinching horror await in the Amazon in this cult classic from filmmaker Ruggero Deodato (Cannibal Holocaust). An ambitious television reporter and her cameraman investigate a series of grisly murders
as well as the disappearance of their bosses' son. But when they trace both stories to the depths of the jungle, they discover he is the prisoner of a drug cartel led by renegade Colonel and his army of sadistic natives. Now their big scoop has
become a nightmare of sudden violence where the ultimate assignment is to survive.
This is a slick jungle adventure that was first offered to Wes Craven but was given to Ruggero Deodato to direct.
The producers wanted a Cannibal Holocaust 2 and it shows with several scenes that is not for the squeamish but looking beyond that this is a big budget 80's horror/action adventure that boasts several standout performances and an outstanding score
from Claudio Simonetti.
Although this film does suffer from conflicting plot lines and confused genre direction, it is still a great film that is worth seeing.
US: The Hard Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
There were 2 different versions of this film made for different markets. The first version was a straight forward action film, which was made for the US market (to get an R rating) and for countries like the UK where
censorship restrictions where problematic. However the director filmed several additional extra gory scenes for use in Italy, Japan and other countries that demanded a "stronger" version.
These included alternate takes on the intro fight scene, the drug house massacre and the raid on the jungle camp, which featured additional violence nudity and gore.
Thanks to Simon:
The US Anchor Bay DVD contains the additional extra gory scenes in Italian language only (so the dialogue keeps switching between Italian and English) as they claim the extra gory "hard" version was never dubbed
This is not the case as the Hong Kong video was of the uncut version and entirely in English. Also, there's a couple of scenes in the Anchor Bay DVD in Italian that were actually dubbed into English on the "soft" version, so there's
no reason for these to be in Italian at all.
UK: The cut US Version was passed 18 without further BBFC cuts:
Cutthroat Island is a 1995 USA / France / Italy / Germany action comedy adventure by Renny Harlin.
Starring Geena Davis, Matthew Modine and Frank Langella.
Extensive category cuts were required for PG rated 1995 cinema release, 1996 VHS and 2003 DVD. Uncut and PG-13 rated in the US.
Morgan Adams and her slave, William Shaw, are on a quest to recover the three portions of a treasure map. Unfortunately, the final portion is held by her murderous uncle, Dawg. Her crew is skeptical of her leadership abilities, so she must
complete her quest before they mutiny against her. This is made yet more difficult by the efforts of the British crown to end her piratical raids.
UK: Passed PG after a further 1s of BBFC category cuts but some cuts waived for:
2003 Momentum DVD
The DVD was planned as a 15 rated release but this was denied and the DVD was pre-cut for a PG.
This version differs from the VHS cut in several ways with some scenes being put back in and yet some still left cut less smoothly than in the VHS versionn.
Restored: Before leaving the room in the opening scene, Morgan tells the man she's just seduced: I got your balls.
Sound were restored throughout the film.
See Cutting Edge Episode 34:
Cutthroat Island for further extensive cuts details for this version.
UK: A pre-cut version was passed PG after 4s of BBFC category cuts over the 1:12s of cinema cuts for:
1996 Guild VHS
The version submitted by Guild Home Video was mostly pre-cut in line with the UK cinema version, although five of the previous sound cuts had not been made. As a result, the BBFC outlined 4s of cuts in a new cuts list which bring the video
version in line with the cinema version. In fact the shooting of a sailor to reduce the number of mouths to feed ended up being more cut on VHS.
UK: Passed PG after 1:12s of BBFC cuts for category for:
1996 cinema release
Comparison between the original and the UK video reveal the following differences:
Cut dialogue: Before leaving the room in the opening scene, Morgan tells the man she's just seduced: I took your balls.
Reduced sound of blow when Morgan kicks boat owner on beach.
Cut to close up of Harry being hit by bullet
The sound of Shaw wrenching Trotter's arm before escaping was turned down.
The sound of man at an auction being stabbed in the backside was removed
During a courtyard fight when escaping Port Royal, the sound effects accompanying several blows were turned down.
Morgan (Geena Davis) is frisked for hidden weapons but we miss 3s of a man with his hands on her breast
A shot of Morgan being pulled off the balcony by a chain around her neck has been reduced by 5s
Morgan eventually gets to head-butt the groper but we miss 6s of that revenge. The sound effects of several blows during this brothel brawl were also turned down.
Captain Dawg's (Frank Lagella's) shooting of one of his own men to save rations has been cut by 2s. (Later more cut on VHS)
The impact of Shaw being struck on the head by a rifle butt was removed.
Morgan rescues her crew and breaks a guard's neck. We miss 10s of this
Sound effects were reduced throughout the finale fight on the ship. Multiple blows removed including 29s has been removed from Blair's (Rex Linn's) fight with a pirate on the bridge. A fight involving Glasspoole (Stan Shaw) is missing 3s
accounted for a kick in the face.
From the BBFC (unconfirmed):
The cinema version was completely re-edited to remove the pervasive violence that would have made it a 15. Here, the failure of judgment seemed to be the film-maker's, in pumping up the mayhem at the expense of story and characters. Maintaining
appropriate limits on the violence in family films must begin by acknowledging that there is less control of audience age in the home than in the cinema. It is sometimes necessary to impose further cuts on video. When everything else in a film
is gratuitous, it is perhaps unsurprising that the violence should be gratuitous as well, in this case objectionably so.
The plot is actually a combination of three distinctly separate stories, all of which focus on one character and their decent into heartbreak, madness, and in some cases, murder. The first story is called Cutting
Moments, a bleak expose that, frankly, has no redeeming qualities. It opens with a man named Patrick (Gary Betsworth) trimming his hedges. Right away we see that he's completely detached from the world; looking him in the eye would be as
meaningless as looking at someone on a television screen. He then forces himself to speak pleasantly (unsuccessfully) with his young son (Jared Barsky), who's just as detached as his father is.
And then we meet Sarah (Nicca Ray), the wife and mother. Apparently, Sarah fits the recently coined Desperate Housewife profile, struggling with the torment of feeling unattractive and unloved. She makes one last attempt at
a moment of happiness with her husband by dressing in a flattering red dress and putting on lipstick. His complete failure to notice her sends her over the edge ultimately leading to one of the most disgusting scenes of self-mutilation I've ever
seen. I'll spare you the details, although I will say this much: Patrick certainly notices her then. And something is awakened within him, something much darker. By the time you get to the final shots of them in bed, you'll understand what I
So I go back to my original point: why did I like Family Portraits ? Maybe it's because--despite the repulsive gore, the wallowing characters, and the inescapable despair--it does follow a kind of twisted logic, one
that centers on the reality of grief. This isn't to say that the film takes a moral stance against it; if that was the intention, the filmmakers certainly chose a funny way to get their point across. No, I think they were trying to say something
else; specifically, that grief exists, period. It's a simple truth, but it's a truth nonetheless, and for a lot of people, it's something they have to live with everyday. Still, it makes you wonder: was there really no other way to say what
needed to be said, even in a film about mental and physical suffering? Watching this is an emotionally draining ordeal, and if you don't prepare yourself for it, you just might lose yourself in a whirlwind of misery.
Doesn't sound like very much fun, does it? Oh well. It's a negative way to end a review for a negative film, and I'm sure that counts as something.
Cyborg is a 1989 USA action Sci-Fi thriller by Albert Pyun.
Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Deborah Richter and Vincent Klyn.
Cut for an MPAA R rating. This was further cut by the BBFC for 1990 VHS. The BBFC cuts were waived for 2000 DVD. There is a Director's Cut released in Germany that restored the US cuts from a workprint.
Gibson Rickenbacker is a hired fighter living in a plague-ravaged apocalyptic America where a plague has infested most of the United States and the rest of the world.
Germany: There exists a Director's Cut which is a composite of the cut Theatrical Version and the cut material restored from a workprint.
UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
Cuts were made in the US to avoid and MPAA X Rating:
A throat-slitting was reduced by near the start of the film.
Cuts to the slaughter at the start of the attack on the village
UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 after a further 3:15s of BBFC cuts for:
1990 Pathe VHS
The film was released around the time of the Hungerford massacre so that probably accounts for most of the cuts.
During the opening scene when the slinger is attacked by Fender's gang we do not see one punch to the face by the female thug, one punch to the ribs, one punch to the face and 3 kicks to the stomach by the male thug.
Fender cutting the slingers throat was actually an MPAA cut as a few scenes had to be toned down for an R rating.
When Gibs helps out the Pearl by stabbing the thug in the stomach with his own knife we fail to see a side on shot of this.
During the attack on the village, after Fender punches the man and say that he cant swim because hates the water we fail to see him grab a woman and says "Hey, I caught a nice fish here". The man screams for Fender to stop but he
breaks the girls neck and picks up a wooden pole. A member of his gang opens tha mans mouth and Fender jams in the pole (this is offscreen). MPAA cuts were made to slaughter scenes at the beginning of the attack.
Heavy cuts were made to the wasteland fight with the thugs in the abandoned building. After the first thug trips Gibs with a chain we should see a blade attachment spring out from Gibs' boot. He then does a jumping spin kick cutting the thugs
throat with the blade. We should then see a close up of the thug squirting blood from his neck onto the wall. We then fail to see Gibs grab another thug, break his arm over his shoulder and slash him twice in the stomach with the knife. We
also fail to see him fight with another thug were the thug slashes him in the stomach and Gibs punches him twice to the face and then delivers 3 kicks to the thugs head. There are various other small snippets to the scene such as close ups of
knives, weapons etc.
I am not sure about this but there is a scene just before we see Pearl's operation to become a cyborg. The scene shows Hayley sitting naked in Fenders boat. I may be wrong but I do not think this is in the UK version.
In the scene where van damme finds Fendor in the abandoned factory during the fight with the first thug when Gibs kicks him up against the barrel we fail to see him kick the thug in the face in a slow motion close up. When the next thug kicks
Gibs in the face we fail to see the thug deliver another 2 kicks to Gibs' back before he falls over the edge.
During the chase though the swamps the fight between the two women is cut. We fail to see Nady sever the female thugs hand with a blade and stab her in close up.
When Gibs is fighting the thug in the water, he is grabbed and thrown to the ground by another thug. We fail to see Gibs boot blade appear and get snapped off by the thug.
Gibs is lying on the ground surrounded by Fenders gang and Fender says "Stand him up". The UK version cuts straight to him up on the cross. We should see a very lengthy scene were Fender constantly punches Gibs in the face. An
exhausted Gibbs retailiates with kicks and punches but Fender easily blocks them and repeatedly punches Gibs face till he is nearly unconcious. He then removes his own sunglasses, smiles at Gibs headbutts him.
At various points in the film scenes of the young Hayley holding the barbed wire have been trimmed.
The fight in the barn with Nady and the female thug reduces chair shots, punches and kicks.
The fight with the long haired thug who says "I kill slingers" loses Gibs repeatedly kicking the thug in the ribs.
The end fight with Fender has been severely cut. Before Gibs is thrown through the car window shots of the two men trading puches back and forth have been cut. When van Gibs emerges from the car we, again, lose scenes of the two men trading
punches. When Gibs stabs Fender we lose a close up of the knife entering his stomach. Finally in the barn when Fender is choking Van Damme we lose shots of Gibs giving Fender a double ear clap, an arm break, a close up side kick to the ribs, a
punch to the face, several punches to the stomach, some form of attempted neck break, and several elbows to the stomach.
Cyborg 2087 is a 1966 USA action Sci-Fi thriller by Franklin Adreon.
Starring Michael Rennie, Karen Steele and Wendell Corey.
BBFC category cuts were required for a U rated cinema release in 1967. Later uncut and PG rated for VHS. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
In the future world of the year 2087, freedom of thought is illegal and the thoughts of the world's populations are controlled by the government. A small band of "free thinkers" send a cyborg back in time to the year 1966 to prevent a scientist
from making the breakthrough that will eventually lead to the mass thought control of the future. Our time traveler soon discovers he is not alone when government agents from the future try to prevent him from carrying out his mission.
The International Version which contains extended plot scenes plus some more violence. It also focusses more on the cannibalism topic.
Summary Review: Campy Cult Gem
An airplane goes down in the ocean during a storm and a few survivors find refuge on a small tour boat. Swept out to sea, these people slowly starve to death in the hot sun with barely any food or clean water. With no place to turn, the boat
survivors resort to cannibalism to stay alive..
Certainly an intense and at times campy little cult gem from Rene Cardon Jr.
The shorter Italian Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for: