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DCU: The New World

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DCU: The New World is a 2010 US video documentary.
With Mike Carlin, Dan Didio and Geoff Johns. IMDb
uncut
uncut
12 cert 33:12s UK: The Extended Version was passed 12 uncut for:
  • 2010 Warner R2 DVD
uncut
alternative
12 cert 26:05s UK: The Original Version was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2010 Warner R2 DVD
Deacon Brodie

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Deacon Brodie is a 1997 UK TV series by Philip Saville.
Starring Billy Connolly, Simon Donald and Al Anderson. BBFC link IMDb
The BBFC made cuts for animal cruelty to the 15 rated 1987 VHS
BBFC cut
8s
15 Certificate 90:02s UK: Passed 15 after 8s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1997 Polygram VHS

The BBFC cuts were:

  • At 82 minutes. In cockfight remove sight of cocks in contact
Dead Alive Dead Alive is a 1992 New Zealand comedy horror by Peter Jackson

See Braindead

Dead and Buried

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  • Dead & Buried

Dead Buried DVD James Farentino

Dead and Buried is a 1981 US horror by Gary A Sherman.
With James Farentino, Melody Anderson and Jack Albertson. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Uncut by the BBFC for the X rated 1981 cinema release. The same version was released on pre-cert video and banned as a video nasty. Cut by 10s for 1990 VHS. Uncut from 1999. Uncut and R rated in the US

Summary review: Bravo .

In the sea of forgettable Friday the 13th sequels and clones came this little creative and disturbing gem from the early 80's wave of gruesome horror.

Several people passing through the quaint and picturesque town of Potter's Bluff die terrible, violent deaths only to turn up as upstanding members of the community days later.
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uncut
18

MPAA R

90:00s UK: Passed 18 uncut with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
  • 2015 Icon Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2007 Optimum R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2004 Anchor Bay R2 DVD
  • 1999 Polygram/4 Front VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

The BBFC commented:

This horror/zombie film has been passed at '18' as a video, without cuts. The original cinema version was passed uncut as an 'X' in 1981. An unclassified video version was, however, circulated which was prosecuted in 1984/5 under Section 2 of the Obscene Publications Act. Early cases resulted in guilty pleas or convictions; but the last 9 cases all resulted in acquittals. Nevertheless, when the video version was submitted to the BBFC in 1990, cuts were required to an early sequence in which a photographer is attacked and burned to death by a mob of zombies, and to a very brief shot of a plaster-covered patient being stabbed in the eye by a zombie nurse with a syringe.

In 1999, the video no longer compares in terms of its 'horror' effects with more recent popular successes such as SCREAM, the HALLOWEEN series, WISHMASTER or SPECIES 2.

The Board has therefore concluded that audiences are unlikely to suffer any harm from viewing the video, and that it may be released at '18'.

BBFC cut
30s
18 93:22s
=89:38s
UK: Passed 18 after 30s of BBFC cuts for
  • 1990 VCI VHS

The cuts were:

  • Cuts were required to an early sequence in which a photographer is attacked with an iron bar, then kicked and burned to death after being dowsed in petrol by a mob of zombies,
  • A hypodermic being plunged into the photographers eye has been deleted
  • There is a very obvious jump in the murder of a hitchhiker - a rock is held above her, and just as it is dropped, it jumps to her body lying on the road the next day. A recent discussion in the alt.horror newsgroup has revealed that the cut in question is, in fact, soundtrack only - a large squelch being removed!
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uncut
Video Nasty 90:13s UK: Released uncut on pre-cert video for:
  • UK Thorn EMI VHS

The uncut Thorn EMI video was listed as a video nasty in November 1983 but was dropped in January 1985

BBFC uncut X cert 94:57s
=91:09s
UK: Passed X (18) uncut for:
  • 1981 cinema release
Dead End Drive-In

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  • Dead End

Dead End Drive In DVD

Dead End Drive-In is a 1986 Australia action drama by Brian Trenchard-Smith.
With Ned Manning, Natalie McCurry and Peter Whitford. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1987 VHS. Uncut and 15 rated since 2013 DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary review: Drive-In Lock-up

Society is going down the tubes and the authorities have the idea of keeping the kids locked up in drive-ins complete with junk food and 24 hour movies.

Generally enjoyed by most reviewers though noted for being a bit silly. But punks, violence, drugs and car chases keeps viewers interested

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uncut
15 cert

MPAA R

83:19s
 
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, sex and violence after previous BBFC cuts were waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC cut
16s
18 86:57s
=83:28s
UK: Passed 18 after 16s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 New World VHS

Dead Fire

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7s 18 99:25s 1997 release by Robert Lee
Dead Heat

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best available
best
available

BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut

18

MPAA
R Rated

80:20s 1988 comedy horror by Mark Goldblatt. With Treat Williams, Joe Piscopo and Lindsay Frost. IMDb

The R Rated Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2010 Boulevard R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1989 New World VHS
  • 1988 cinema release

At the time of release cuts were made to tone it down to an R Rating. Some of these cuts have been added to DVD extras as rough cut but there is no sign these being fully restored into any release.

Dead Image 1964 USA crime drama thriller by Paul Henreid.

See Dead Ringer

Dead in Tombstone

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Dead in Tombstone is a 2013 USA action horror western by Roel Reiné.
With Danny Trejo, Mickey Rourke and Anthony Michael Hall. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Film exists as an R rated Version and an Unrated Version.

Summary Notes

A gang overruns a small mining town murdering their own leader Guerrero (Trejo) in a cold-blooded power grab. Sentenced to eternity in hell he finds himself confronted by Satan himself (Rourke), offering a daring proposition: deliver the six souls of his former gang and he will escape damnation. With time running out, he sets out on a brutal rampage to avenge his own death.

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uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

95:44s UK: The Unrated Version (not yet confirmed) was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, torture, nudity and strong language for:
  • 2013 Universal Pictures UK RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 21st October 2013
  • 2013 Universal Pictures UK R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 21st October 2013

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2016 Universal Studios Home Entertainment R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2013 Universal Studios [Unrated + Theatrical] R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at US Amazon
  • 2013 Universal Studios [Unrated + Theatrical] (R0) DVD at US Amazon
mpaa cut
cut
MPAA R 99:59s
=95:59s
US: There is also an R rated version

See  pictorial cuts from  movie-censorship.com . There is very little running time difference due to replacement scenes for nudity and violence in 4 scenes:

  • Replaced scene: Calathea looks through a gaping hole in a man's skull after being shot.
  • Cavanaugh having a good time with a couple of ladies loses topless nudity and replaces it with dancing
  • Close ups of a man's head turned to pulp by cannon fire has been replaced
  • Topless nudity has been removed from the shooting up of a saloon
Dead Kids Dead Kids is a 1981 Australia/USA/New Zealand Sci-Fi horror mystery by Michael Laughlin

See Strange Behaviour

Dead Man Walking

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25s 18 86:26s 1988 US SCi-Fi drama by Gregory Dark

The BBFC cut the Cineplex video by 25s

Dead or Alive

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  • DOA: Dead or live
  • Dead or Alive: Hanzaisha
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uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

105:02s 1999 Japan crime drama by Takashi Miike.
With Shô Aikawa, Riki Takeuchi and Renji Ishibashi. IMDb

The Unrated Version/Director's Cut  was passed 18 uncut for:

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

There is also a cut R Rated Version to avoid

The Dead Pit

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uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

97:30s 1989 US horror by Brett Leonard.
With Jeremy Slate, Cheryl Lawson and Stephen Gregory Foster. IMDb

The Unrated Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for:

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

There is also a cut US R Rated version missing about 6 minutes to avoid. See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

Dead Poets Society

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Dead Poets Society is a 1989 USA drama by Peter Weir.
Starring Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard and Ethan Hawke. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Uncut in the US and UK. There also exists a longer TV version.

Summary Notes

Painfully shy Todd Anderson has been sent to the school where his popular older brother was valedictorian. His room-mate, Neil, although exceedingly bright and popular, is very much under the thumb of his overbearing father. The two, along with their other friends, meet Professor Keating, their new English teacher, who tells them of the Dead Poets Society, and encourages them to go against the status quo. Each, in their own way, does this, and are changed for life.

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Theatrical Version
PG cert

MPAA PG
MPAA

123:26s UK: Passed PG uncut for:
  • 2002 Buena Vista R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1999 Buena Vista VHS
  • 1994 Buena Vista VHS
  • 1990 Buena Vista VHS
  • 1989 cinema release
US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
uncut
TV Version
    US: There also exists a TV Version that was also released on Laserdisc. It contains 12:36s of extra plot.
The Dead Pool

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  • Dirty Harry in The Dead Pool

Dead Pool DVD Clint Eastwood

See trailer from youtube.com

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uncut
18

MPAA
R Rated

87:24s The Dead Pool is a 1988 US cop film by Buddy Van Horn.
With Clint Eastwood, Liam Neeson and Patricia Clarkson. IMDb

UK: Passed 18 uncut with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC
12s
18 87:12s UK: Passed 18 after 12s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1989 Warner VHS
  • 1989 cinema release

From IMDb:

  • edits made to images on a TV screen combining footage of a woman screaming in a car and a shot of a woman being attacked by a dog (the latter of which was stock footage from the 1977 film The Pack)
  • Similar cuts to a TV showing of It's Alive III (A woman in a taxi giving birth to her demon child)
Dead Presidents

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BBFC uncut

MPAA
5s

18

MPAA
R Rated

114:20s 1995 US crime film by Albert & Allen Hughes

The cut US Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for the 1996 cinema release and 1997/99 Buena Vista video/DVDs

See cuts details from angelfire.com

No BBFC cuts but scenes were removed in the US to avoid an MPAA NC-17. The excised rough cut footage has appeared on a Criterion laserdisc:

  • Chris Tucker shooting the cop has the cop's brain bleeding out from his skull and him falling into the ground shortened (substituted with a close-up of Tucker), and when he's lying on the ground, Tucker shooting him repeatedly has lost a single shot.
  • Larenz Tate bashing the guard with a broken nose with his gun is shown in a more tame angle in the R-rated edit.
  • A shot cop bleeding from this throat in the car has been shortened by few frames.
Dead Ringer

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  • Dead Image
  • Who Is Buried in My Grave?

Dead Ringer DVD Region NTSC

See trailer from youtube.com

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uncut
PG cert

MPAA
Unrated

111:14s Dead Ringer is a 1964 USA crime drama thriller by Paul Henreid.
With Bette Davis, Karl Malden and Peter Lawford. IMDb

UK: Passed PG uncut for:

  • 1988 Warner VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC
cut
A Cert submitted
115:42s
=111:04s
UK: Passed A (PG) after BBFC cuts for category for:
  • 1964 cinema release
Dead Silence

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Dead Silence DVD

Dead Silence is a 2007 USA horror mystery thriller by James Wan.
Starring Ryan Kwanten, Amber Valletta and Donnie Wahlberg. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Exists as an R rated version and an Unrated version.

Summary Notes

A widower returns to his hometown to search for answers to his wife's murder, which may be linked to the ghost of a murdered ventriloquist.

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uncut
15 Certificate

MPAA
Unrated

87:43s UK: The Unrated Version was passed 15 uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
cut

15 Certificate

MPAA R

89:10s
=85:36s
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2007 cinema release

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . The R Rated version is shorter by 2:30s. Some cuts to violence but mostly to plot.

Dead Zone

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Dead Zone DVD Christopher Walken

See trailer from youtube.com
 

Uncut version is available at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
uncut
uncut
15 Certificate

MPAA
R Rated

99:42s 1983 US thriller by David Cronenberg with Christopher Walken and Brooke Adams. IMDb

Passed 15 uncut for strong threat and gore for:

The US release is uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

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uncut
18 103:26s
=99:18s
Passed 18 uncut for:
  • UK Sanctuary DVD
  • 2000 MIA R2 DVD
  • 1993 Castle VHS
  • 1983 cinema release
BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut
13s

15 Certificate 98:49s A version pre-cut by 13s was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1986 EMI VHS

Cuts details from IMDb:

  • Shots of topless nudity and the descending scissors were removed from the gazebo murder.
  • Dodd's  scissor suicide sequence was re-edited to remove shots of the preparation and aftermath
Deadbeat at Dawn

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Visions of Hell: Films of Jim Van Bebber

  rejected   1990 US film by Jim Van Bebber

Exploited video banned by the BBFC in 1998

The video was submitted by Dave Gregory from the Exploited label and he made it absolutely clear that Whittam Smith was personally responsible for the ban. The story goes like this:

I submitted Deadbeat at Dawn back in July hoping to release it alongside Vigilante . The BBFC sent me a not entirely unexpected cuts list for Deadbeat totalling two minutes of footage. I made around fifty cuts to remove all sight of chain sticks and throwing stars exactly as they requested. Most of the gore in the film passed unnoticed. 

I resubmitted the film and started sending out preview copies, printed the sleeves, and ran a couple of ads, under the foolish assumption that because I had cut what they asked the film would be approved. Not so. Ferman watched it and through his secretary informed me that there was a problem with the violence in the film. A discussion was to be staged on the matter two days after the original release date: Oct. 26th. According to Ferman, opinions were split among the examiners.

Then Whittam Smith entered the room, overruled all discussion and declared that the film was to be rejected. Democratic discussion! Anyway, Ferman said they didn't want to issue another cuts list and that I could submit a toned down version if I wanted to. He had this impression of the film reaching a massive audience of impressionable. I told him that he ought to consider, in future, the actual market for a film of this type. 1500 units max! Not a huge blockbuster by any account, but a healthy specialist market.

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

Review from US Amazon : Worthwhile Experience

Van Bebber not only directed the film, he starred in it as well. He plays Goose, the tough as nails leader of a gang named the Ravens locked in eternal struggle with the Spiders.

The last twenty or so minutes of Deadbeat at Dawn consists of one slam-bang scene after another, scenes guaranteed to warm the heart of the most fervent action film aficionados.

The last line of dialogue uttered by Goose is compelling evidence that the creator of this film intended his project to be more than a gory, shoot 'em up gang picture. Violence is central to the plot, however, so the viewer can sit back and enjoy watching the mayhem even as the message of the film slowly filters into the mind. Too, the acting goes a long way to realizing the vision Bebber intended.

A few of the performances go over the top, especially Bone Crusher's misanthropic soliloquy on murder, but most of these amateur actors do a competent job. Yep, Deadbeat at Dawn is a worthwhile experience for the lover of low budget cinema.

Deadgirl

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uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

97:24s 2008 Canada horror by Marcel Sarmiento & Gadi Harel with Shiloh Fernandez and Noah Segan. IMDb

The Director's Cut/Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for strong violence, gore, sex and very strong language for:

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

MPAA
2s
MPAA
R Rated
~101:00s
=~97:00s
The US release featuring the R Rated Version is cut by 2s.

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . Various short shots of Wheeler having sex with the dead girl are toned down via darkening, reframing and cutting

Deadlier Than the Male

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  • Bonecas que Matam
Deadlier Than the Male is a 1967 UK action adventure by Ralph Thomas.
Starring Richard Johnson, Elke Sommer and Sylva Koscina. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1967 cinema release. It looks likely that the same version was released on 12 rated DVD/Blu-ray and MPAA Unrated on US DVD.

Summary Notes

British agent Bulldog Drummond is assigned to stop a master criminal who uses beautiful women to do his killings.

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts

best available
best
available

12

X pre 1970

93:38s

submitted for cinema
100:45s
=96:43s

UK: Presumably the cut cinema version was passed 12 for moderate violence and sex references without further BBFC cuts for:

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

  • 1967 cinema release
From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were made to the murder of Henry Bridgenorth.
US: Presumably the same version is MPAA Unrated for:
The Deadly Bees

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  • A Picada Mortal

Deadly Bees Frank Finlay

The Deadly Bees is a 1966 UK horror mystery thriller by Freddie Francis.
Starring Suzanna Leigh, Frank Finlay and Guy Doleman. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1966 cinema release.

Summary Notes

Pop singer Vicki Robbins collapses from exhaustion while shooting the 1960's equivalent of a music video, and her physician prescribes a respite on Seagull Island with colleague and bee-keeper, Ralph Hargrove. Vicki finds the Hargroves' bitter marital strife oddly relaxing. But when a mysterious swarm of specially bred attack bees starts killing island residents, Vicki fights for her survival, setting fire to nearly half the structures on the island in her escape.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
83:42s US: Hopefully uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

It is unconfirmed that this is the uncut version but the running time stacks up.

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
X pre 1970 submitted
83:41s
=80:20s
UK: Passed X (18) after compulsory cuts for:
  • 1966 cinema release
Deadly Bet

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Deadly Bet DVD Region NTSC

Deadly Bet is a 1992 USA action film by Richard W Munchkin.
Starring Jeff Wincott, Steven Vincent Leigh and Charlene Tilton. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Heavily cut by the BBFC for 1992 VHS, Uncut and R rated in the US

Summary Notes

Jeff Wincott plays a gambler who puts his life on the line to buy his way out of the clutches of a mobster.

uncut
uncut
MPAA R
MPAA
~92:00s US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
3:19s
18 89:34s UK: Passed 18 after 3:19s of compulsory BBFC cuts for:
  • 1992 Video Programme Dists VHS

Some of the cuts at least are for martial arts weaponry, in particular a nunchaku fight, which was banned at the BBFC at the time

Deadly Blessing

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Deadly Blessing Dual Format Blu ray

Deadly Blessing is a 1981 US horror by Wes Craven.
with Maren Jensen and Sharon Stone.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Never cut by censors but there are 2 versions with  one omitting the questionable coda.

Summary Review: A Good Effort

A good effort from Wes Craven, having an eerie and at times claustrophobic atmosphere. It is set in an Amish like community but altogether more menacing.

Two women outsiders join their friend, the wife of a suspiciously killed member of the mysterious community. Strangers aren't appreciated in the community and any minor moral transgression seems to to cause nasty things to happen courtesy of a local incubus.

There are some scary moments in this film but also some well-worn cliches.

The demonic ending seems a bit tagged on, and has in fact been left off in the past out of choice.

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uncut
15 Certificate

18

pre-cert VHS

97:32s UK: Unconfirmed on the BBFC database, but seems to have been passed 15 uncut for: UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 1986 Polygram VHS
UK: The pre-cert video was uncut for:
  • 1983 Spectrum/Polygram VHS
BBFC uncut

cut
shortened

X cert 99:40s
=95:41s
UK: A shortened version was passed X (18) without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1981 cinema release

The demonic ending was left out as it was simply considered confusing and not a good ending.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

The running time suggests that this is the preferred shorter ending without the disliked demonic coda.

Thanks to Daniel:

I saw Deadly Blessings on ITV in the mid eighties and that version did include the demonic ending that was deleted from the 1981 theatrical release.

The removal of the scene which is the only explicit supernatural element in the entire film lead to at least one film reviewer claiming that the distributors interference was one of the few instances of cuts rendering a film more subversive than originally intended.
Deadly China Dolls

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  • Jing tian long hu bao
  • Lethal Panther

Lethal Panther 1+2 double bill DVD

 

Uncut version is available at:
R0 DVD at UK Amazon
R0 DVD at US Amazon
43s 18 91:52s 1990 Taiwan/Hong Kong action film by Godfrey Ho.
With Alex Fong, Ka-Kui Ho and Sibelle Hu.
IMDb

Passed 18 after 43s of BBFC cuts for:

  • 2003 Eastern Heroes Double Bill R0 DVD
  • 1998 Eastern Heroes VHS
  • 1995 Eastern Heroes VHS

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Note that the UK double bill DVD of Deadly China Dolls + Lethal Panther is confusingly titled. It actually contains Deadly China Dolls (Lethal Panther 1) + Lethal Panther 2.

Thanks to Bleach:

  • At 68 mins - Reduce sexualised violence and rape of naked woman (Sophia), as follows:

    a) after man puts gun back into pocket, remove sight of other man brushing gun up woman's bare breast and nipple, resuming on gun on cheek.

    b) after the line What are you talking about? , remove sight of bare-breasted woman's hair being pulled, resuming on her being thrown out of bed.

    c) after she says Fuck you, remove line okay and
    sight of gun being played down her back and buttocks, resuming on line: Don`t you remember where they are.

    d) after sight of two women (Ling and Miyamoto) entering garden, remove entire rape sequence, resuming on gun being loaded.

    e) after she swings back to hit man's crotch, remove sight of her being pushed back onto bed and gun held on her barely covered chest, resuming on man's face as he fires two shots below screen.

Review from US Amazon : Quite enjoyable

While it's not great, it was quite enjoyable in the way typical Hong Kong actioners are. Sibelle Hu, an actress who HK film fans should be quite familiar with, makes a small appearance in this film. The cover is misleading, the main character in this film is played by Maria Jo.

Maria Jo is featured prominently throughout this film, but her action scenes involve mostly gunplay, and those scenes, while not wholly elaborate, are quite well done and pretty entertaining. She even has a short fight with Sibelle Hu where she holds her own martial arts wise, even though Sibelle is obviously more skilled, and she makes a really exciting escape from the top of a building.

While this film doesn't compare to the guns and bullets films of John Woo (which is a good thing for some, bad for others), it is pretty entertaining in that sense. So LP1 is good for fans of HK gun actioners, but don't expect much martial arts action here. Although the few scenes Sibelle Hu is in are pretty good in terms of martial arts choreography, the rest of this movie is all gun fighting, and it's quite well done, in the cheesy over the top HK film tradition.

Deadly Dream Woman

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  • Nu hei xia huang ying
  • Lui hak hap wong au
35s 18 85:13s 1992 Hong Kong action film by Jing Wong & Taylor Wong

The BBFC cut the 1993 TVB video by 35s

Deadly Friend

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Deadly Friend Region Import NTSC

See trailer from youtube.com

uncut
uncut
MPAA
text
~91:00s
=~87:00s
Deadly Friend is a 1986 US horror Sci-Fi by Wes Craven.
With Matthew Labyorteaux, Kristy Swanson and Michael Sharrett. IMDb

US: An Extended Version is uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

From IMDb. The 2007 DVD features several seconds of footage previously deleted from the VHS release:

  • When Samantha is dreaming about her father coming into her bedroom and she breaks a vase and stabs him with it, close-ups of Sam's face getting hosed with blood are present.
  • After Samantha murders her father in the basement boiler, Paul comes in and pulls the upper half of his body from the boiler and you get several more seconds and close-ups of his charred skeletal face.
  • The infamous basketball scene in which Samantha kills Elvira with a basketball is extended to show more of Elvira's head exploding all over the wall and her headless body walking directly from the wall instead of cutting back to Samantha's face and then showing the body walking around as in the VHS release.
BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut
11s

18 86:31s UK: A pre-cut version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 Warner VHS
  • 1986 cinema release
Deadly Heroes

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7s 18 101:57s 1997 release by Menahem Golan
The Deadly Trackers

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  • Con furia en la sangre

Trackers Blu ray Richard Lettieri Benjamin

The Deadly Trackers is a 1973 USA western drama by Barry Shear and Samuel Fuller (uncredited).
Starring Richard Harris, Rod Taylor and Al Lettieri. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC cuts violence for X rated 1974 cinema release and 1988 15 rated VHS. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.

Summary Notes

Sheriff Sean Kilpatrick is a pacifist. Frank Brand is the leader of a band of killers. When their paths cross Kilpatrick is compelled to go against everything he has stood for to bring death to Brand and his gang. Through his hunt into Mexico he is challenged by a noble Mexican Sheriff interested only in carrying out the law - not vengeance.

BBFC uncut
uncut
  MPAA PG
MPAA
~105:00s
=~101:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
15

X

100:59s

submitted
105:13s
=101:00s

UK: The cut cinema version was passed 15 without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 1988 Warner VHS

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

  • 1974 cinema release

From IMDb. The original UK cinema version was heavily cut by the BBFC to edit:

  • blows and punches from fight scenes,
  • closeups of bloodied faces and a
  • gunshot to a man's groin.
Deadpool Deadpool is a 2016 Canada / USA action Sci-Fi adventure by Tim Miller.
Starring Morena Baccarin, Gina Carano and Ryan Reynolds. Youtube link IMDb
Uncut and R rated in the US. Cut in India. Banned in China. 15 rated in the UK.

Listen to more in a podcast from bbfc.co.uk .

See Banned International: Deadpool.

The movie was much talked about for breaking the PG-13 superhero norm and going with an R rating. There was also a little hype about a bar scene that was too offensively vulgar for an R rating.

The director later said that he was happy with the final theatrical version and wouldn't be inserting deleted material back into the film. This material may be included as DVD/Blu-ray extras though.

DeadTime

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Deadtime DVD Region US NTSC

DeadTime is a 2012 UK horror thriller by Tony Jopia.
With Laurence Saunders, Carl Coleman and Elisabeth Shahlavi. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for cinema and DVD

Summary Review: Watchable

A Birmingham  band are ordered by their unhappy record company to an old warehouse, with the goal being to re-start their careers with a kick-ass new promo video. Unfortunately they find themselves the target of a mysterious knife-wielding maniac in this bloody British slasher!

Just about watchable seems the consensus view on Amazon

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~102:00s
=~98:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
12s
18 97:06s UK: Passed 18 after 12s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2012 4Digital R2 DVD
  • 2012 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

  • Cuts required to a scene of sexual and sexualised violence, in this case a woman being stabbed between the legs with a blade.

The BBFC further detailed the cuts in its Annual Report:

Deadtime is a British fi lm which includes a prolonged sequence in which a killer terrorises a bare breasted woman before stabbing her. The sequence is intercut with a consensual sex scene. Cuts were required to remove sexualised moments of violence, including:

  • a knife being traced between the woman's breasts,

  • a knife being thrust up between her legs, and

  • close up shots of blood pouring down between her thighs.

The BBFC's strict policy on sexual violence meant the film could not be passed uncut, but with the cuts made it was classified 18.

See pictorial cuts from movie-censorship.com

Deadtime Stories       1986 US horror by Jeffrey Delman.
With Scott Valentine, Nicole Picard and Matt Mitler.
IMDb

See Freaky Fairy Stories

Deaf and Mute Heroine

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  • Deaf Mute Heroine
  • Long ya jian
BBFC cut
cut
X cert 103:00s Long ya jian is a 1971 Hong Kong action drama by Ma Wu.
With Helen Ma, Ching Tang, Chok Chow Cheung. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed X after BBFC cuts for:

  • 1974 cinema release
Dear God No!

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Dear God No Jett Bryant

Dear God No! is a 2011 USA horror by James Bickert.
With Jett Bryant, Madeline Brumby and Paul McComiskey. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
There is a Original Version and a Grindhouse Version. The latter features CGI scratches and more sex in the sex scenes. Both versions were cut by the BBFC for 2012 DVD. The cut BBFC versions were then released in Australia with an R18+ rating. The Original Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Review: Total Insanity

A gang of outlaw bikers pull a home invasion on a disgraced Anthropologist hiding a secret locked in his cabin basement.

Dear God No flaunts its tasteless, violent, psychotic, bizarre excesses in the face of modern politically correct cinema. We get the repeated dead nun crotch punting, multiple decapitations, lesbian incest rape, Nazis, tampon shots, children being murdered, coke-line swastikas, and anything else you can imagine.

If depraved weirdness and blood-soaked mayhem is your thing, prepare to experience cinematic nirvana.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~82:00s
=~78:00s
US: The Original Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
1:37s
18

Australia R18+
Australia

78:55s UK: The Grindhouse Cut was passed 18 for strong sexualised violence, threat, nudity and gory images after 1:37s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 20 12 Bounty/Monster Pictures [Grindhouse  + Original Versions] R2 DVD
The BBFC vaguely commented:
  • Cuts were required to reduce the focus on a scene of sexual violence. A further cut was also required to remove explicit sight of penetration during the scene of sexual violence.

The BBFC further commented in its Annual Report:

A Grindhouse inspired horror feature about a violent biker gang. It contains a scene in which the biker gang rapes a pregnant woman. The BBFC required that cuts be made to remove:
  • an explicit image of penetration during the rape,
  • as well as other sexual detail and nudity, and
  • a focus on the gang mentality at play.

Australia: The BBFC cut Grindhouse Version was passed R18+ for High impact themes, bloody violence and sexual violence without further cuts from the Classification Board for:

  • 2013 Bounty Films [Original + Grindhouse Versions] DVD

The Grindhouse Cut is basically just the addition of CGI scratches and tears to the film. The BBFC cuts suggest that there is however more sex in sex scenes, including the penetration that got cut from the Grindhouse Versions

BBFC cut
1:34s
18

Australia R18+
Australia

77:56s UK: The Original Version was passed 18 for strong sexualised violence, threat, nudity and gory images after 1:34s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2012 Bounty/Monster Pictures [Grindhouse  + Original Versions] R2 DVD
The BBFC vaguely commented:
  • Cuts were required to reduce the focus on a scene of sexual violence.

Australia: The BBFC cut Original Version was passed R18+ for High impact themes, bloody violence and sexual violence without further cuts from the Classification Board for:

  • 2013 Bounty Films [Original + Grindhouse Versions] DVD

See pictorial cuts from movie-censorship.com : Four cuts adding up to 1:33s were made to  the rape of the pregnant aura at the hands of several bikers.

Death Before Dishonor

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Daeth Before Dishonor DVD

uncut
uncut
18 93:33s
=89:48s
1987 US action film by Terry Leonard

The BBFC passed the 2008 Anchor Bay DVD 18 uncut.

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

Review from US Amazon : Excellent Action Movie

Terrorists kidnapped his boss so it is up to Fred Dryer to rescue him. Excellent action sequences as this one is directed by Terry Leonard (stunt co-ordinator in many action movies).

The lovely Joanna Pacula co-star as a journalist. After the Sep 11 event, watching movie about heroes kicking terrorists is a nice relief. It is great to see this B title appear on DVD. Worth getting it.

9s 18 89:24s The BBFC cut the 1987 New World Pictures DVD and 1997 VCI video by 9s

From cuts details on IMDb :

  • cuts to shots of Halloran's hand being pierced with a power drill
Death By Misadventure

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14s 15 Certificate 91:02 1995 release
Death Dealers Death Dealers is a 1976 Italy / France action crime thriller by Umberto Lenzi.

See Sudden Justice

Death Game

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Death Game DVD cover

1:03s 18 97:12s 2001 US drama by Menahem Golan

Cut in 2003 with the following BBFC comment: Compulsory cuts. Distributor was required to remove scenes of eroticised sexual violence

The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon

Death Laid an Egg

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  • La morte ha fatto l'uovo
  • A Curious Way to Love
Death Laid an Egg is a 1968 Italy / France thriller by Giulio Questi.
Starring Gina Lollobrigida, Jean-Louis Trintignant and Ewa Aulin. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1969 cinema release.

Summary Notes

A love triangle develops between three people who run a high tech chicken farm. It involves Anna (who owns the farm), her husband Marco (who kills prostitutes in his spare time) and Gabriella (the very beautiful secretary). Marco continues to kill as jealousy becomes more prevalent on the farm.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~86:00s UK: Nucleus Films look set to release a restored version of the film in spring 2017.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
X pre 1970 submitted
106:05s
 
UK: Passed X (18) after compulsory cuts for:
  • 1969 cinema release
Death Line

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  • Raw Meat
  • Jigoku no sabuei

Death Line DVD

Death Line Combo  

Death Line is a 1972 UK horror by Gary Sherman.
Starring Donald Pleasence, Norman Rossington and David Ladd. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1972 cinema release and 18 rated VHS in 1989 and 1996. Uncut since 2006 18 rated DVD. Death Line is uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US but was previously cut for an R rated release under the title Raw Meat.

Summary Notes

There's something pretty grisly going on under London in the Tube tunnels between Holborn and Russell Square. When a top civil servant becomes the latest to disappear down there Scotland Yard start to take the matter seriously. Helping them are a young couple who get nearer to the horrors underground than they would wish.

BBFC uncut
uncut
18 83:50s
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

mpaa cut
cut
MPAA R ~87:00s
=~83:00s 
US: Re-cut for a shorter R rated version titled Raw Meat
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
X 83:26s

submitted
91:58s
=88:17s
 

UK: The cut UK cinema version was passed 18 without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 1996 Carlton Home Entertainment VHS
  • 1989 Missing in Action VHS

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

  • 1972 cinema release

From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were to heavily edit:

  • the broom impalement,
  • a shot of a spade in a man's head,
  • the cannibal biting off a rat's head, and
  • his pursuit and attempted rape of Sharon Gurney.
Death Machine

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Death Machine is a 1994 UK action Sci-Fi horror by Stephen Norrington.
Starring Brad Dourif, Ely Pouget and William Hootkins. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Uncut in the UK. An extended Japanese Version was released in Germany but the Director prefers the UK Versions. The US R rated version is shortened and cut.

Summary Notes

Chaank Armaments is experimenting with the ultimate fighting machine which is part human - part machine. So far, the Hardman project has been unreliable and has killed a number of innocent people. The genius behind this project is Jack who lives in a world of models, toys and magazines. When he is fired by Cale for killing a few corporate officers, he unleashes the ultimate killing machine called the 'Warbeast' against Cale and those who would help her.

uncut
UK Version
18 111:06s UK: The UK Version is said to be the director approved version and was passed 18 uncut for:
uncut
Extended Version
Germany flag 117:08s Germany: A longer uncut version was released for:
  • De BMG/UFA R2 DVD

This was marketed in Japan as the Director's Cut, but apparently the director approved version is the original UK Version.

mpaa cut
21:08s
MPAA
R Rated
~99:00s
=~95:00s
US: The R Rated version is shortened and cut
Death Match

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5s 18 88:48s 1994 US action film by Joe Coppoletta

Same cut video version submitted in 1994 and then 2000.

Death May be your Santa Claus

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BBFC uncut 18 37:19s 1969 UK drama by Frankie Dymon Jr. With Ken Gajadhar, Donnah Dolce and Merdelle Jordine. IMDb

Passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2011 BFI RB Blu-ray
  • 2011 BFI R2 DVD
cut X cert   Passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1969 cinema release

The submitted running time was noted as 37:29s

Death of Bruce Lee Death of Bruce Lee is a 1975 Hong Kong / USA action drama by Chin-Ku Lu (as Tommy Loo Chung)

See The Black Dragon Revenges the Death of Bruce Lee
 

Death on the arena 1962 Italy action adventure drama by Michele Lupo

See Colossus of the Arena
 

Death Proof

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  • Grindhouse
  • Grindhouse: Death Proof
Death Proof is a 2007 US action film by Quentin Tarantino.
With Kurt Russell, Zoe Bell and Rosario Dawson. BBFC link IMDb
Exists as a part of the Grindhouse Double Feature with Planet Terror. Other exists in standalone form in an Unrated Extended Version.
uncut
Extended Version
18

MPAA
Unrated

109:04s UK: The Extended Version/Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2012 Lions Gate Tarentino XX (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2009 Technicolor/Momentum RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2009 Technocolor online
  • 2008 Technicolor/Momentum R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2007 cinema release

US: The Extended Version is MPAA Unrated for:

From IMDb. The Extended Version includes a complete lap dance show played over Baby, It's You performed by Mary Elizabeth Winstead. There are also changes to the dialogue in a drunken conversation in which Shanna falls down on her butt.

uncut
Grindhouse  Double Feature
18

MPAA R

190:53s
=183:15s
UK: Grindhouse was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, gore and brief strong sexual images for:
  • 2012 Technicolor/Momentum R2 DVD
  • 2008 cinema release

Grindhouse is a double feature consisting of a variant cut of Death Proof + Planet Terror + fake trailers

Death Race 2000

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Death Race 2000 David Carradine

 

Death Race 2000 is a 1975 USA action comedy by Paul Bartel.
Starring David Carradine, Sylvester Stallone and Simone Griffeth. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1975 X rated cinema release. Uncut on home video and 18 rated until the 15 rated 2008 DVD.

Summary Notes

A champion of a brutal cross-country car race of the future where pedestrians are run down for points has a change of heart while being hounded by rivals and a conspiracy seeking to stop the race.

I have nothing but love for his 1975 B-movie triumph Death Race 2000 (although, to be fair, most of the credit should go to director Paul Bartel). In this brilliant black comedy satire, Corman gives us what we want - fast cars, hot naked gals, and lots of glorified violence, not to mention brilliant performances by David Carradine and a pre-Rambo Sylvester Stallone - and all with a budget of only 300 grand.

From euthanasia day at the hospital to the wickedly tripped-out cars designed for human carnage as well as speed, Death Race 2000 is a tour de force of B-movie entertainment. Carradine's amazing, Stallone's a brilliant bonus, the supporting cast make hay with even the smallest of parts, and Simone Griffeth is fun to watch both in and out of her clothes. Death Race 2000 is the epitome of cult classic.

uncut
uncut
15 cert

18

MPAA
R Rated

76:26s UK : Passed 15 uncut for: UK : Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2006 Universal R2 DVD
  • 2004 Universal R2 DVD
  • 2001 4 Front VHS
  • 2000 Universal R2 DVD
  • 1996 Universal VHS
  • 1991 Braveworld VHS
  • 1988 Orange Scope VHS

US: Uncut and rated R for:

BBFC cut
cut
X cert submitted
79:31s =76:20s
UK : Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • UK 1975 cinema release

From IMDb. The cuts were:

  • cut to remove a head crushing scene
  • edited shots of blood spurts from the car killings
  • cuts to a man's groin being stabbed with Joe's bayonet.
Death Race 2

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uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

 

96:08s 2010 South Africa action film by Roel Reine.
With Luke Goss, Lauren Cohan and Sean Bean . IMDb

The Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for:

There is also a cut US R rated version that deletes any fleeting nudity

Death Race 3: Inferno

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Death Race: Inferno is a 2013 USA crime action thriller by Roel Reiné.
With Danny Trejo, Ving Rhames and Luke Goss. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut in the US for an R rating. The unrated version is uncut and has been distributed worldwide.

Summary Notes

Convicted cop-killer Carl Lucas, aka Frankenstein, is a superstar driver in the brutal prison yard demolition derby known as Death Race. Only one victory away from winning freedom for himself and his pit crew.

uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

100:51s UK: The Unrated Version was passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence and strong language for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  mpaa cut
cut
36s
MPAA R   US: There is also a cut R Rated Theatrical Version missing about 36s of nudity and violence:
  • Cuts to shovel blow and resultant gore as a lady is decapitated with a shovel
  • Cut shots of hook being thrust through the chin of a woman fighter.
  • Cuts to shots of the severed head of the decapitated lady as her sister cradles the corpse.
  • Blood and body parts close ups removed from the explosive death of Pretty Boy
  • Cuts to nudity of Katrina in the shower

See pictorial cuts from movie-censorship.com

Death Rides a Horse

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  • Da uomo a uomo

Death Rides Horse DVD Cleef

 

Uncut version is available at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
uncut
uncut
15 cert 110:26s 1967 Italy western by Giulio Petroni. With Lee Van Cleef, John Phillip Law and Mario Brega. IMDb

Passed 15 uncut for:

Review from UK Amazon : Surprisingly good Spaghetti Western

If you are a fan of Spaghetti Westerns, this is among the best. This is a fast moving revenge Western with an apparently simple plot filled out with memorable characters and situations, and a generally satisfying conclusion.

Sure, it does not have the style or panache of Leone, and Morricone's score is not his best -- but a less than perfect score from Morricone is still better than most others, and it is a memorable distinctive musical treat. The alternating themes of strumming guitar and choral voices bring his usual uniqueness to the movie, and the movie benefits greatly from it.

The story follows a young boy who witnesses the brutal rape and murder of his mother and sister, and murder of his father. He grows up as a respectable community member (John Phillip Law), but shuns responsibility while he harbours one thing in mind -- revenge.

The movie is not fantastically shot, but not bad -- the story is good, but not quite epic -- what redeems the movie above all else, is the fantastic turn by Lee van Cleef, who easily equals his work in Leone's Westerns here. Law on the other hand is a charisma free zone, and the movies weakest point -- you can almost imagine how those shoes filled by a greater or even more interesting actor could have made this a classic.

There are some great set pieces -- not as epic as they might be, but inventive -- the final shootout in the middle of a dust storm must have been a nightmare to shoot, but is very effective -- best of all, the director does not linger too long, and gives the film a nice pace which make the movie a well balanced thoroughly enjoyable 1hour 50 minutes.

In short a cracking good film.

BBFC uncut 15 cert 110:14s Passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1998 Warner VHS

Maybe this is the cut cinema version

cut AA certificate   Passed AA (14) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1970 cinema release

The submitted running time was noted as 115:20s = 110:43s PAL

Maybe relevant from IMDb:

Some versions are missing a single shot of a person being stabbed (in the opening sequence), cut by the censors on the film's first English language release in the 1960s

Death Ring

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Death Ring DVD

uncut 18 87:01s 1993 US action film by RJ Kizer

The 2002 DVD is uncut but no comment about this from the BBFC

The uncut region 0 DVD is available via UK Amazon
The uncut region 1 DVD is available via US Amazon

Review from US Amazon : Best B Action

In 1992, the film world was graced with the creation of the greatest movie ever. Well, maybe not to conventional moviegoers, but to real men and B fans everywhere, Death Ring is the definition of humans living that one moment when they achieve perfection.

Chad McQueen and Don Swayze are the dynamic duo that are to B what Redford and Newman are to real movies. Swayze's contorted faces and McQueen's tough attitude and sleeveless denim vest make this the best B effort yet.

Then when you throw in Mike Norris and his wonderful overacting and the always terrible Billy Drago.

So, if you're looking for a life-altering 90 minutes, involving human safari, watch the best movie ever: Death Ring. It is hands down the winner of the Sid the Elf Lifetime Achievement Award for Best B Action.

8s 18 86:63s The BBFC cut 8s from the High Flyers video submitted in 1993
  • Cut to remove sights of martial arts weapons
Death Row Uncut: Too Gangsta for TV

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1:21s 18 119:51s by Credo Mutwa

Same cuts for the 2000 & 2005 releases: Cuts required for requested 18 category, to explicit sex and nudity. An uncut R18 certificate was available to the distributor.

Death Sentence

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Death Sentence is a 2007 USA action crime thriller by James Wan.
With Kevin Bacon, John Goodman and Kelly Preston. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Exists in 2 uncontentious versions, A Theatrical and an Unrated Version

Summary Notes

Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when protecting his family.

uncut
Unrated Version
MPAA
Unrated
~111:04s
=~106:37s
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com . The US Unrated Version features non contentious plot extensions. These add little to the movie

uncut
Theatrical Version
18

MPAA
R Rated

101:10s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for:
Death Trap

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  • Eaten Alive
  • Brutes and Savages
  • Horror Hotel
  • Horror Hotel Massacre
  • Legend of the Bayou
  • Murder on the Bayou
  • Starlight Slaughter
  • Slaughter Motel
  • Amok

Eaten Alive Dual Format Blu ray

Death Trap is a 1976 US horror by Tobe Hooper.
With Neville Brand, Mel Ferrer and Carolyn Jones. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1978 cinema release. Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Cut by the BBFC for 1992 VHS but uncut for DVD since 2001. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Review: Messed Up

Delirious, surreal, and savage, Tobe Hooper's follow-up to his landmark debut Texas Chainsaw Massacre, is one of a kind while bearing the same signature stamp he left with his predecessor.

A sheer unrelenting onslaught of pure madness, macabre and dark humor. Although not as entirely successful as Chainsaw, Eaten Alive is one messed up little drive in flick with good performances particularly by Brand as the psycho Inn keeper of "Starlight Hotel". Mumbling incoherently through most of his screen time and sputtering gibberish when audible, Neville Brand is eerily convincing.

The beginning of this picture owes to Psycho in that you meet a character that you are led to believe is the (no pun intended) titular heroine but is quickly dispatched and we are left with the equally sleazy and\or oddball residents of the locale like ole' country boy Buck (Englund, who's a hoot) or that oddball couple who's dog gets chomped by the gator that lives in the swamp behind the hotel. It's that kind of movie folks so be aware what you're getting into. Creepy, oddball fun.

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uncut
18 87:17s UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2015 Arrow Video RAB Blu-ray/R12 DVD Combo at UK Amazon
  • 2010 Cornerstone R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2003 Horror Video/Vipco R0 DVD
  • 2001 Horror Video/Vipco VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC cut
25s
18 86:49s UK: Passed 18 after 25s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1992 Vipco VHS

The first BBFC certified video version fell foul of the the post Video Nasties scare and suffered unwarranted intervention.

  1. Cuts from early sex scene with Buck attempting to force himself on prostitute Clara
  2. First murder loses some shots of Judd (Neville Brand) hitting and stabbing Clara (Roberta Collins) with a rake.
  3. Murder of Roy (William Finley) has lost a shot of a scythe being pulled out of his stomach.
  4. A scene where a young child watches her mother being attacked by Judd had several shots of hits removed. Violence towards a woman in the presence of a child was apparently the cause of complaints about the film.
  5. Harvey (Mel Ferrer) is murdered with a scythe. Several shots of Judd trying to pull the scythe out of the victim's neck have been deleted.
uncut
uncut
Video Nasty 86:07s UK: Released on pre-cert video for:
  • UK Vipco VHS

Vipco released an uncut version in July 1982. This got listed as a video nasty in July 1983. But after several unsuccessful prosecutions it was dropped from the list in December 1985

BBFC cut
cut
Video Nasty   UK: Released on pre-cert video for:
  • UK VCL VHS

VCL released the cut cinema version for video rental in 1980

BBFC cut
cut
X cert 87:08s
=83:39s
 
UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1978 cinema release

IMDb states that the cut cinema version suffers the same 25s of cuts as the first BBFC approved video. However the running times don't stack up. As the cinema release seems a couple of minutes shorter than would be expected from 25s of cuts.

Death Walks at Midnight

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  • La Mort Caresse a Minuit - Death Walks at Midnight
  • La morte accarezza a mezzanotte
Death Walks at Midnight is a 1972 Italy / Spain mystery thriller by Luciano Ercoli.
Starring Nieves Navarro, Simón Andreu and Pietro Martellanza. BBFC link IMDb
Uncut and 15 rated in the UK for 2003 and 2016 DVD. The Extended TV Version is also rated 15 uncut. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

Valentina, a beautiful fashion model, takes an experimental drug as part of a scientific experiment. While influenced by the drug, Valentina has a vision of a young woman being brutally murdered with a viciously spiked glove. It turns out that a woman was killed in exactly the same way not long ago and soon Valentina finds herself stalked by the same killer...

BBFC uncut
Extended TV Version
15

MPAA
Unrated

105:56s

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, drug references for:
  • 2017 Arrow [original + TV Version] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2017 Arrow [original + TV Version] R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2016 Arrow Video Death Walks Twice Limited Edition RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2017 Arrow [original + TV Version] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2017 Arrow [original + TV Version] R2 DVD at UK Amazo
  • 2016 Arrow Video Death Walks Twice Limited Edition (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon
BBFC uncut
Original Version
15 96:56s

UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
  • 2017 Arrow [original + TV Version] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2017 Arrow [original + TV Version] R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2016 Arrow Video Death Walks Twice Limited Edition RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon
  • 2003 Boum Productions [Dubbed] DVD
Death Warmed Up

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  • Death Warmed Over
54s 18 77:53s 1985 Australian/New Zealand Horror film by David Blyth

The BBFC cut the 1985 Medusa video by 54s and these cuts were maintained for the video of 1992 (Vipco) and 1999 (Arrow)

29s 18   The BBFC cut the 1985 cinema release by 29s
Death Weekend

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  • The House by the Lake

Death Weekend DVD Region NTSC

Death Weekend is a 1976 Canada horror thriller by William Fruet.
Starring Brenda Vaccaro, Don Stroud and Chuck Shamata. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1976 cinema release. Not one of the Video Nasties but was seized by police during the moral panic. Uncut in the US

Summary Notes

A rich playboy has a large house in the countryside. One weekend he invites a fashion model. On his way to the house, he drives past a gang of crazy young men. They find out where he lives, enter the house and kill him. Eventually the model arrives...

uncut
uncut
MPAA
R rated
~87:00s
=~83:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
cut
X cert 86:27s
=83:00s
UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1976 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • removed two uses of the word 'cunt'
banned
banned
Section 3 seizure 84:54s

 

UK: Released uncut on pre-cert video for:
  • 1982 Vampix 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.

Death Wish

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Death Wish DVD Charles Bronson

Death Wish is a 1974 USA crime thriller by Michael Winner.
With Charles Bronson, Hope Lange and Vincent Gardenia. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Uncut by the BBFC for 1974 cinema release but banned (or rather permanently delayed) on VHS. Cut for 2000 DVD but uncut for 2006 DVD

Summary Review: The thrill of revenge

A New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad after his wife is murdered by street punks in which he randomly goes out and kills would-be muggers on the mean streets after dark.

We know that vigilanteism is wrong, but the 'thrill' of revenge and harsh punishment dealt out to criminals sure carries a hell of a punch. You may be surprised just how relevant and fresh the issues are to modern Britain now. Time to remind yourself just how important a film this is

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA R

93:21s
=89:37s
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sexual violence and very strong language with previous cuts waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

See censorship history for Death Wish from sbbfc.co.uk :

Although the rape scene was still considered offensive and disturbing, the comparative lack of detail and the brevity and discretion with which the nudity is shown, convinced the Board that the overall effect of the rape scene was to repel and disgust rather than to arouse.

Given that the only real issue with the scene was offensiveness, it was agreed that the scene could be passed at '18'.
BBFC cut
29s
18 89:07s UK: Passed 18 after 29s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2000 CIC/Paramount VHS

The cuts were:

  • Rape sequence has been cut to remove clear nudity, fondling and a bit where Kersey's daughter has her rear spray painted.

See censorship history for Death Wish from sbbfc.co.uk :

On this occasion the Board was inclined to grant a video certificate on the understanding that a few brief cuts, totalling 29 seconds, were made to remove elements of nudity, including the spray painting of the buttocks, that had been problematic in the past and which were felt to raise concerns under the Board's strict sexual violence guidelines.

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

banned
banned
banned
limbo
  UK: The video was submitted to the BBFC in 1987. James Ferman wanted cuts but could not see how they could be made without destroying the important scene.

The impasse ended up with the video being withdrawn from the BBFC rather than receiving a formal ban. But it ended up being unavailable for 13 years anyway.

uncut
uncut
pre-cert VHS

X cert

93:41s
=89:56s
UK: Released uncut on pre-cert video for:
  • 1982 CIC VHS

UK: Passed X (18) uncut for:

  • 1974 cinema release

See censorship history for Death Wish from sbbfc.co.uk :

The censor at the time, Stephen Murphy was concerned about the repeated use of the 'cunt' during the early rape scene and also the aerosol spraying in the same scene. Robust defence from director Michael Winner convinced the BBFC to leave the film uncut.
Death Wish II

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Death Wish 2  is a 1982 US vigilante film by Michael Winner.
With Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland and Vincent Gardenia. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Similarly and extensively cut by both the BBFC and for an MPAA R rating. There is an uncut US Unrated version. Generally uncut in Europe.

Summary Notes

Architect Paul Kersey once again becomes a vigilante when he tries to find the five street punks who murdered his daughter and housekeeper, this time on the dark streets of Los Angeles.

Death Wish 2 never teases the audience with any notions of greatness. In spite of the meager attention given to Kersey's character, we root for him anyway; and in spite of the inexplicably-written punks, we hope for their demise. Michael Winner once again gives the film a gritty yet polished look, though he is clearly directing a flat-out B picture.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
87:55s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2016 Shout! Factory [Unrated + Theatrical Versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon

Netherlands:

European releases are generally the Unrated Version which can be considered to be the definitive.

uncut
uncut
alternative
Greece flag   Greece: There is a Greek version with 3 minutes of additional filler material extracted from a US TV version.
BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
2:58s

18

MPAA R

85:10s UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 for strong sexual violence without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 2014 Media Sales/Final Cut [Death Wish 2 + 3] R2 DVD
  • 2014 Media Sales/Final Cut [Death Wish 1-5] R2 DVD
  • 2012 Media Sales/Final Cut R2 DVD
The BBFC commented:
  • This is a pre-cut US version of the film. Both rape scenes have been substantially reduced and re-edited prior to submission to the BBFC.

US: The Theatrical Version is cut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2016 Shout! Factory [Unrated + Theatrical Versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon

The R-rated US version has cut both the rape scenes:

  • While only the more violent aspects of the maid's rape scene were cut,
  • the daughter's rape scene (where she did not resist) was almost entirely cut except for the last few seconds.
  • Also the daughter afterwards is shown jumping out the window but the US version cuts out the part where she gets impaled on a fence.
cut
total
3:25s

BBFC cut
27s

mpaa cut
2:58s

18 84:29s UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 after 27s of further BBFC cuts for:
  • 2006 MGM R2 DVD

The BBFC commented:

  • Cuts were required to remove scenes of sexual and sexualised violence.

The overall cut is still a heavily cut version similar to all UK releases to date.

BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut

18 85:32s UK: A pre-cut version was passed 18 with some BBFC cuts restored for:
  • 20 05 Columbia/TriStar R2 DVD

B ut it is still heavily cut.

BBFC cut
3:42s
18 85:13s UK: The Unrated Version was passed 18 after 3:42s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1990 VCI VHS
  • 1986 RCA/Columbia VHS
  • 1982 cinema release

Two women were gang-banged by multiple rapists. Ferman referred to this in a recent lecture: I cut three minutes 42 seconds of that stuff, a record I think. Winner was furious.

See also TV interview with Michael Winner from youtube.com

  • Re-edited for the scene between Kersey's daughter and Cutter; with BBFC cuts the scene would have jumped from him rubbing her leg to him finishing having sex with her subsequently a scene where Jill Ireland finds an unconscious Bronson was added in between (in the full version this scene follows the death of Kersey's daughter).

The infamous scene between Rosario and the muggers suffered the following cuts:

  • The shot of Rosario's knickers being removed was briefly cut.
  • The shot of Cutter licking her and her reaction is missing.
  • A view of Jiver removing his trousers is missing as is the cut-aways to him having subsequent sex with Rosario (the UK version renders this scene a series of reaction shots between the rest of the gang).
  • The bedroom scene between Rosario, Cutter, Punkcut and Stomper cuts away just after she is on the bed, the uncut version offers several topless shots and sex scenes with Punkcut and Cutter.
  • After Jiver has said "don't worry he'll come" the British version cuts to head shots (presumably outtakes) of two to the gang, the uncut version cuts to Stomper having sex with Rosario.
  • When Nirvana walks into the room the British version cuts away, the uncut version follows it on with rosario crawling across the floor and him removing his trousers.
  • The death of Rosario is missing several shots of her falling to and in spasms on the floor.
Death Wish 3

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Death Wish 3 is a 1985 US vigilante film by Michael Winner.
With Charles Bronson, Deborah Raffin and Ed Lauter. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Uncut in the UK at the cinema and on DVD but was cut for VHS. Uncut in the US.

Summary Review: Entertaining

Paul Kersey, New York architect and part-time vigilante, comes to LA to visit an old friend. Instead, he must avenge his death by fighting youth gangs.

Death Wish 3 is a very different film to it's predecessors, whereas the first two movies were powerful urban drama's about how a man can be driven over the edge as a result of violence this instalment goes all out as an action movie and disregards the social commentary for the most part.

Whereas in the previous film's Bronson was hunting down muggers and rapists and disposing of them with his pistol in Death Wish 3 he gets hold of a gattling gun and buys a magnum and a military issue rocket launcher and lays waste to the scum of society by the bulk load. It might not be as realistic but it's damn entertaining and is by far my favourite of the Death Wish sequels.

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA R

86:50s UK: Passed 18 uncut with BBFC cuts waived for:
  • 2014 Media Sales/Final Cut [Death Wish 2 + 3] R2 DVD
  • 2014 Media Sales/Final Cut [Death 1-5] R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2012 Media Sales/Final Cut R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2006 MGM DVD which was never actually released
  • 1985 cinema release

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

The film was originally rated X in the US but this was reduced to R on appeal.

BBFC cut
13s
18 86:21s UK: Passed 18 after 13s of BBFC cuts for :
  • 1986 Guild VHS

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com:

  • The rape on the woman who Paul had saved in the parking lot is missing 6s and also the sight of bare breasts
  • A topless black woman being dragged out of a window is missing. Then a little later there is a shot of her continuing to resist the same thugs
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown

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Death Wish 4: The Crackdown is a 1987 US vigilante drama by J Lee Thompson.
With Charles Bronson, Kay Lenz and John P. Ryan.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1988 cinema and VHS. Cuts waived for 2006 DVD. Uncut in the US.

Summary review: Bigger Fish

Architect/vigilante Paul Kersey takes on the members of a vicious Los Angeles drug cartel to stop the flow of drugs after his girlfriend's daughter dies from an overdose.

After briefly flirting with the usual Death Wish route of Kersey hitting the streets and blowing away some punks, the script takes a different direction and has Kersey functioning something like a mob hit-man instead. He has a mysterious benefactor feeding him with information on crime bigwigs instead of the usual hoodlums.

Death Wish 4 certainly isn't unpredictable. But that's not needed in a Death Wish film, anyway. The basic requirement is for Bronson to be able to kick butt in entertaining and suspenseful ways, and Thompson gives you as much or more bang for your buck on that end as any other film in the series.

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA R

95:29s UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

BBFC cut
54s
18 94:19s UK: Passed 18 after 54s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1988 Cannon VHS
  • 1988 cinema release

The cuts were to the rape depicted in the early dream sequence:

  • Shots of the victim screaming whilst been dragged out of a car are missing
  • Shots of the girl being slapped and receiving a nasty punch have also been cut
Death Wish V Death Wish V: The Face of Death is a 1994 USA/Canada action crime thriller by Allan A Goldstein.
With Charles Bronson, Lesley-Anne Down and Michael Parks. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Never cut in the UK or US

Deathrow Gameshow

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Deathrow Gameshow Blu ray DVD Combo

Deathrow Gameshow is a 1987 USA comedy by Mark Pirro.
Starring John McCafferty, Robyn Blythe and Beano. BBFC link IMDb
Exists as a Theatrical Version and a Director's Cut

Summary Notes

Chuck Toedan's the host of a gameshow featuring death row convicts competeing in life-or-death contests in hopes of cheating the executioner or, at the very least, winning some nice prizes for their next of kin. Not surprisingly, Chuck has made more than a few enemies, from outraged viewers trying to ban his show, to families of losing contestants looking for revenge. A hitman hired by one such family has shown up at Chuck's office, and he'll need to enlist the help of his most outspoken critic to keep from ending up like most of his contestants.

BBFC uncut
Director's Cut
MPAA
Unrated
  US: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2016 Vinegar Syndrome [Theatrical Version + Director's Cut] (RA) Blu-ray/(R1) DVD Combo at US Amazon
uncut
uncut
15

18

77:15s

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong sex references and language for:
  • 2005 Hollywood DVD video
UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 1988 Independent Video Services VHS
US: The Theatrical Version is MPAA R rated for:
  • 2016 Vinegar Syndrome [Theatrical Version + Director's Cut] (RA) Blu-ray/(R1) DVD Combo at US Amazon
Death's Ecstacy 1975 French film by Walerian Borowczyk

See La Bete

Deathstalker II: Duel of the Titans

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  • Deathstalker II
  • Deathstalker 2

Sword Sorcery Set Region NTSC

See video from youtube.com

Uncut version is available at:
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
uncut
uncut
alternative
MPAA
R Rated
77:20s
=74:14s
1987 Argentina/US swords & sorcery adventure by Jim Wynorski.
With John Terlesky and Monique Gabrielle. IMDb

The Director Approved Cut is MPAA R Rated for:

The director shortened the film by removing a lot of the cheesy B movie dialogue and 2 entire scenes, one between Sultana and Evie, and the other with Reena and the Amazon Queen getting a massage.

The film then becomes tighter, faster paced and more serious. But sometimes it is the light hearted dialogue that makes a B movie worth watching. So some fans at least prefer the long version.

uncut
uncut
alternative
MPAA
R Rated
~89:00s
=~85:00s
The Long Version is uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

Extra uncontroversial footage was added for this version

uncut
uncut
alternative
MPAA
R Rated
~85:00s
=~82:00s
The Original US Version is MPAA R Rated for:
  • 1989 Lions Gate VHS
BBFC
22s
18 84:40s The Long Version was passed 18 after 22s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1991 Polygram VHS
  • 1987 Lazer VHS

From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were to remove:

  • All shots of the Ninja Star
  • The head clap in the wrestling match.
  • About 10 seconds of Reena's rape.
The Decameron

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  • Il Decameron

Decameron Blu ray Pier Paolo Pasolini

The Decameron is a 1971 Italian comedy drama by Pier Paolo Pasolini.
With Franco Citti, Ninetto Davoli and Jovan Jovanovic.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Passed 18 uncut by the BBFC for cinema and DVD but cut for 1988 VHS. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
uncut
uncut
18

X cert

MPAA
Unrated

106:16s UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex and sexualised nudity with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
  • 2015 Bfi [Pasolini 6 films] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2011 BFI Dual RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2009 BFI R2 Online
  • 2009 BFI RB Blu-ray
  • 2009 BFI R2 DVD
  • 2001 BFI R2 DVD

UK: Passed X (18) uncut for:

  • 1971 cinema release

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC cut
22s
18 106:56s UK: Passed 18 after 22s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1988 Warner VHS

The BBFC cuts were:

  • Full frontal nudity and an erection offended the censors and so had to go
Deception

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  • Reindeer Games

Reindeer Games DVD Region NTSC

Deception is a 2000 USA action crime thriller by John Frankenheimer.
Starring Ben Affleck, Gary Sinise and Charlize Theron. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
A shortened and less violent version was MPAA R rated and 15 rated in the UK for cinema and DVD. The longer and uncut Director's Cut was rated 15 for 2016 VoD and is presumably Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

After assuming his dead cellmate's identity to get with his girlfriend, an ex-con finds himself the reluctant participant in a casino heist.

uncut
Director's Cut
15

MPAA
Unrated

~124:00s
=~119:00s
UK:  The Director's Cut was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, language, sex for:
  • 2016 Lionsgate VoD ttled Reindeer Games

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

From IMDb:

The director's cut features around 20 minutes of extra and re-edited footage. Included are new and extended scenes between Rudy and Ashley discussing their situation when kidnapped by Gabriel.

Also included is an extended and more graphic version of the scene where Gabriel throws darts as Rudy, also a scene where he heals his wounds from the darts is included as well as an extended love scene.

Other changes include the omission of Love Rollercoaster from the casino scene, which is replaced by a longer version with a much more suspense twist to it. Finally, another scene is extended where Gabriel shoots the ice around a fisherman sending him into the freezing lake to die as opposed to the original version which merely hinted at his killing the man.

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC uncut
Theatrical Version

mpaa cut
cut

15 cert

MPAA R

99:58s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2000 Buena Vista R2 DVD
  • 2000 cinema release
Decoy

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5s 18 92:59 1995 release by Victor Rambaldi
The Deep

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Deep DVD Jacqueline Bisset

uncut
uncut
15 cert 119:17s 1977 US adventure by Peter Yates.
With Jacqueline Bisset, Nick Nolte and Dick Anthony Williams. IMDb

Passed 15 uncut for:

  • 2005 Columbia/TriStar R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1999 Columbia/TriStar VHS
  • 1986 RCA/Columbia VHS
cut A cert 123:34s
=118:37s
Passed A (PG) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1977 cinema release

From IMDb:

Cut for an A certificate with edits to:

  • the body search of Gail by Cloche's men,
  • removal of shots of Gail's bloody stomach during the voodoo scene,
  • heavy cuts to punches and groin kicks in the fight between Kevin and Slake.
Deep in the Valley

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      2009 US comedy by Christian Forte

See American Hot Babes

Deep Red

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  • Profondo Rosso
  • Deep Red Hatchet Murders
  • Dripping Deep Red
  • The Hatchet Murders
  • The Sabre Tooth Tiger
  • Suspiria 2

Deep Red Blu Ray David Hemmings  

Deep Red is a 1975 Italian Giallo by Dario Argento.
With David Hemmings, Daria Nicolodi and Gabriele Lavia.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
The pre-cert video was seized by police during the Video Nasties panic. BBFC VHS and DVD release up to 2011 were cut for animal cruelty. Uncut since 2011. Uncut in the US.

Summary Review : Initiation into Giallo

This is a gorgeous film, it is rich in content and thought, it has an old school story telling feel about it, fantastic music by "Goblin", it is shocking and suspenseful, whilst showing some glorious cinematography by Luigi Keveiller.

Brilliant, Dario is unique and this is my favourite film of his, and one of my ALL time favourite films. A wonderful initiation into the world of Giallo.
uncut
Director's Cut
18

MPAA
Unrated

126:28s
=121:24s
UK: The Director's Cut/Italian Language Version was passed 18 uncut with BBFC cuts waived for:

The film makers had managed to convince the BBFC that the lizard's death was faked with a false pin.

US: The Director's Cut/Italian Language Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

cut
shortened
20:51s
No Cert

MPAA
Unrated

~101:00s US: The Export Version was released for:
  • 2016 Arrow [Italian + Export Versions] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2016 Arrow [Italian + Export Versions] RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon
  • 2011 Arrow [Italian + Export Version] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2011 Arrow [Italian + Export Version] R2 DVD at UK Amazon

There is no sign of this in the BBFC databas, perhaps passed as DVD extras.

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

  • 2011 Blue Underground [Italian + Export Version] R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon

This version has been shortened via deletion of plot development. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

cut
shortened
and cut
25:39s
MPAA R   There is also a US R Rated version where the shortened Export Version was further cut for an R Rating. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com
BBFC cut
7s
18 121:54s UK: The Italian Language Version was passed 18 after 7s of BBFC cuts with some cuts waived for:
  • 2005 Platinum DVD

From cuts details on IMDb :

  • The DVD is slightly re-framed (to exclude the lizard scene) and restores the dog sequence, as it seems likely that they are playing rather than fighting.
BBFC cut
11s
18 121:09s UK: The Italian Language Version was passed 18 after 11s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1993 Redemption VHS

The BBFC cuts were:

  • 4s has been cut from a scene showing two dogs fighting
  • A 7s shot of a squirming lizard being impaled with a pin has been deleted. This cut also impacts the scene. A father slaps his little daughter because of the impaling. In the cut version, a now motiveless slap remains.
cut
shortened
Section 3 seizure 100:32s UK: The Export Version was released on pre-cert video for:
  • 1982 Techno Film/Fletcher 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.

Deep River Savages

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  • Il Paese del sesso selvaggio
  • The Man from Deep River
  • Nel Paese del Sesso Selvaggi
  • Au Pays del'Exorcisme
  • Mondo Cannibale
  • sacrifice

ASIN  

 

Deep River Savages is a 1972 Italy horror romance by Umberto Lenzi.
With Ivan Rassimov, Me Me Lai and Prasitsak Singhara. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Banned by the BBFC for 1975 cinema release. Banned as a video nasty in 1984. Passed 18 after extensive animal cruelty cuts for 2003 DVD. Slightly fewer cuts for 2016 DVD & Blu-ray. Uncut in the US.

Summary Notes: Not much gore

Forerunner of Cannibal Ferox set in South East Asian cannibal infested jungles. Tongue amputations are the order of the day after snacking on traditionally served monkey brains.

A photographer on assignment in the rain forest is ambushed and held slave by a primitive tribe, until the chief's daughter chooses him as her groom. After being initiated by various tortures, he becomes a part of the tribe and helps them against modern dangers and a cannibal tribe they're at war with.

I liked this one strictly for its exoticness. Me Me Lay looks great dressed or naked. She has a great face. I have the Prism edition video. That one is missing a brief cannibal scene that later showed up in Lenzi's Eaten Alive by the Cannibals . The cinematography was well done and I may catch some heat for this but I actually liked the music.

The love scene in the river came very close to XXX. A well placed bush (no pun intended) kept it soft-core. Not much gore, so jungle flick fans should like it. I know I did.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
93:06s
=89:23s
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
3:01
18 90:07s
=86:31s
 
UK: Passed 18 for sexual violence, strong violence after 3:01s of BBFC compulsory cuts for: The BBFC commented:
  • Cuts required to remove scenes of unsimulated animal cruelty organised and directed for the purposes of the film:
  • a mongoose and a snake being forced to fight;
  • a cockfight;
  • a snake being cut open while alive;
  • a crocodile being cut open while alive).

Presumably the previous cut to the monkey's head being sliced open has been waived.

BBFC cut
3:45s
18 85:32s UK: Passed 18 after 3:45s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2007 Shriek Collection R0 DVD
  • 2003 International Trading/Screen Entertainment R0 DVD titled Deep River Savages

The BBFC commented :

Cuts required to remove sight of real animal cruelty (in this case setting
  • a mongoose on a snake
  • locking a monkey into a vice and slicing off the top of its head
  • a cock fight
  • cutting a snake and bleeding it alive
  • and stabbing a crocodile in its neck with a small knife)
uncut
uncut
Video Nasty 89:25s UK: Released on pre-cert video for:
  • 1982 Derann VHS

Derann released the uncut version on video in November 1982. It was listed as a video nasty in March 1984 but it was dropped from the list in September 1985

banned
banned
rejected   UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1975 cinema release under the title The Man From Deep River
Deep Space Nine See Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Deewana Mastana 1:26s PG certificate 131:44s 1998 release Indian film by David Dhawan
The Defender

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  • Zhong Nan Hai bao biao
  • The Bodyguard from Beijing
The Defender is a 1994 Hong Kong action film by Corey Yuen.
With Jet Li, Christy Chung and Kent Cheng. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

A corrupt businessman commits a murder and the only witness is the girlfriend of another businessman with close connections to the Chinese government, so a bodyguard from Beijing is ...

uncut
uncut
Japan flag   Japan: The Japanese DVD from Geneon is uncut but is not English language friendly and is not good for picture quality
MPAA
2:03s
MPAA
R rated
88:49s UK: The cut US Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for frequent strong violence for:
  • 2002 Buena Vista Home R2 DVD
  • 2001 Buena Vista Home R2 DVD

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . The US Version is an improvement in terms of picture quality and sound. Unfortunately I also suffered shortened dialogue and also cuts for violence

Defenceless: A Blood Symphony Defenceless: A Blood Symphony is a 2004 Australia horror by Mark Savage.
With Susanne Hausschmid, Bethany Fisher and Colin Savage.

See Banned: Self Censored List :

Deh Shiva Bar Mohe 1:57s 12A 158:38s Indian film by Sukhjinder Shera

Cut when submitted in 2004 with the following BBFC statement: Distributor chose to cut sight of hard drug dealing and use to accommodate a 12A. A 15 uncut was available.

Delirium Delirium is a 1979 US slasher by Peter Maris

Featured on the video nasties list . See Psycho Puppet

Deliverance

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Deliverance 35th Anniversary Remastered Deluxe

Deliverance is a 1972 US adventure by John Boorman.
With Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds and Ned Beatty. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for cinema release but uncut thereafter

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
R Rated

104:11s UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2007 Warner 35th Anniversary Edition R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2000 Warner R2 DVD
  • 1994 Warner VHS
  • 1987 Warner VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC cut
cut
X cert submitted
108:55s =104:34s
UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1972 cinema release.

The BBFC cuts were:

  • cuts to the male rape scene with the victim being Bobby (Ned Beatty)
The Delta Force

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The Delta Force is a 1986 USA/Israel action war adventure by Menahem Golan.
With Chuck Norris, Lee Marvin and Martin Balsam. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for a 15 rated cinema release but the cuts were waived for an 18 rated home video. Later passed 15 uncut for DVD. Uncut in the US

Summary Notes

A 707 aircraft jetliner on its way from Athens to Rome and then to New York City is hijacked by Lebanese terrorists. The terrorists demand that the pilot take them to Beirut. What the terrorists don't realize is that an elite team of commandoes led by Major McCoy (Norris) and by Colonel Alexander (Marvin) as been called into service to eliminate all terrorists on the jetliner and who's involved in the hijacking and try to retake the plane before the terrorists kill all the hostages.

uncut
uncut
15 Certificate

18

123:36s UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

UK: Passed 18 uncut with previous cuts waived for:

  • 2014 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 1998 Warner VHS
  • 1986 Rank VHS
BBFC cut
category
cuts
1:24s
15 Certificate 127:27s
=122:21s
UK: Passed 15 after 1:24s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1986 cinema release

From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were:

  • Edits to head and body kicks from fight scenes
  • Edits to remove a shot of a gun being forced into a man's mouth.
Delta Force 2: The Columbian Connection

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  • Delta Force 2
  • Delta Force 2: Operation Stranglehold

Delta Force Columbian Connection Blu ray  

Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection is a 1990 USA action crime adventure by Aaron Norris.
Starring Chuck Norris, John P Ryan and Billy Drago. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1991 cinema and VHS release. Less cut for 2000 18 rated DVD. Presumably passed uncut for 15 rated Blu-ray release in 2016. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

When DEA agents are taken captive by a ruthless South American kingpin, the Delta Force is reunited to rescue them in this sequel to the 1986 film.

uncut
uncut
15 Certificate

Netherlands
12

MPAA R

112:09s
=107:40s
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence for:
Note however that the BBFC did not explicitly say that previous cuts had been waived.

Netherlands: Passed 12 uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
4s
18 105:57s UK: Passed 18 after 4s of BBFC compulsory cuts for with 1 previous BBFC cut waived ( the twirling butterfly knife) for :
  • 2000 MGM Video
The BBFC commented:
  • Cut required to close up of neck break under Board policy on Imitable Techniques
BBFC cut
4-5s
18 105:53s UK: Passed 18 after 4-5s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1991 Pathe VHS

  • 1991 cinema release

The BBFC video cuts (and presumably the cinema cuts) were:

  • A twirling butterfly knife was cut from the fight between Norris and one of Billy Drago's henchmen.
  • Cut to a neck break
Demented

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Demented Blu-ray    

Demented is a 1980 USA crime horror thriller by Arthur Jeffreys.
Starring Sallee Young, Harry Reems and Deborah Alter. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Released uncut on pre-cert video but this was seized in a police raid during the video nasties moral panic. Cut by the BBFC for 1987 VHS. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

A woman is gang-raped in a horse's stable, and even though the rapists are caught and imprisoned, she is harassed many moons later by ghastly visions of her tormentors, while her husband philanders and every little thing frightens her out of her wits.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
R rated
88:02s  US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for: VoD :
BBFC cut
1:19s
18 86:39s UK: Passed 18 after 1:19s of compulsory BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 Apex VHS
uncut
uncut
Section 3 seizure 88:02s UK: Released on pre-cert video for:
  • 1982 Media 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.

From IMDb: The film was one of the movies included by Mary Whitehouse on a compilation tape shown to the Conservative Party during their 1984 conference

Dementia 13

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  • The Haunted and the Hunted

Dementia 13 Blu ray Richard Haloran

 

Dementia 13 is a 1963 US thriller by Francis Ford Coppola.
With William Campbell, Luana Anders and Bart Patton. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for X 1964 cinema release. The BBFC cuts were restored for 15 rated home video.

Summary Review: A Tad Slow Paced

When her husband John has a heart attack while out in a rowboat on the lake, Louise Haloran throws his body overboard and later tells the family that he has left on an urgent business trip.

Dementia 13 was the result of producer Roger Corman's infamous apprentice program at AIP; Corman was shooting his own film and let Francis Ford Coppola get his first director's credit by shooting Dementia 13 on the same location.

Dementia 13 is a nice little low-budget horror film for which the biggest complaint is that the pace is a tad slow. The story is set in Ireland and if it bears a strong resemblance to Corman's film adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe .

Dementia 13 is not a gory film, but more of a character study, which alone makes it somewhat atypical for the time and genre. Coppolla manages to create atmosphere so that the film is more of a psychological exercise than it is a splatter flick.

uncut
uncut
15 Certificate

MPAA
Unrated

74:49s UK: Version without the prologue passed 15 uncut with BBFC film cuts restored for:
  • 2006 Odeon R2 DVD via UK Amazon
  • 2005 Classic Entertainment R2 DVD
  • 2003 Siren R2 DVD
  • 2003 SFH R2 DVD
  • 1995 Screen Multimedia VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC cut
cut
X cert submitted
81:36s
UK: The version with prologue passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1964 cinema release titled The Haunted and the Hunted

From cultmovieforums.com :

  • Reel 1 - Shorten considerably shots of John's corpse floating down in water.
  • Reel 4 - Shorten the murder of Louise to a bare minimum; remove all shots of her corpse being dragged along the grass.
  • Reel 6 - Remove the shot of Simon's head flying off. Shorten the attack on Lord Halloran.
  • Reel 8 - Remove all shots of Louise's hanging corpse. Remove all shots of axe being driven into doll.
  • This version contains a 7 minute prologue in which a psychiatrist would gives the audience a test to see if they were stable enough to withstand viewing this film.
Demolition Man

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Demolition Man Blu ray Region Free  

Demolition Man is a 1993 USA action crime thriller by Marco Brambilla.
Starring Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes and Sandra Bullock. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Uncut by the BBFC for cinema release. Cut for VHS and DVD. Uncut for Blu-ray but this is not recorded in the BBFC database. Uncut in the US. The US version differs from the European version for product placement reasons.

Summary Notes

Frozen in 1996, Phoenix, a convicted killer is "thawed" out for parole well into the 21st century. Revived into a crime free society, Phoenix resumes his murderous rampage, and no one can stop him. Spartan, the cop who captured Phoenix in 1996 has also been cryogenically frozen, this time for a crime he didn't commit. In desperation they turn to Spartan to help recapture Phoenix.

uncut
uncut
No Cert

15 Certificate

MPAA
R Rated

114:51s
=110:15s
UK: Thanks to Tim. The US Version was released uncut for:

I can confirm that the recently released UK Blu-ray of Demolition Man is uncut ( 2 hits to the head and an instance of ear-clapping have been restored). However, this is not reflected on the BBFC's site

UK: The European Version was passed 15 uncut for:

  • 1993 cinema release

Denmark: Uncut and 15 rated for:

US: The US Version is uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

The European Version changes the product placement advertising from Taco Bell in the US Version to Pizza Hut in the European Version

BBFC cut
2s
15 Certificate 110:11s UK: The US Version was passed 15 after 2s of BBFC cuts for
  • 1999 Warner R2 DVD
  • 1994 Warner VHS

The BBFC cuts were:

  • The showdown between Stallone and Snipes has been trimmed to remove 2 hits to the head and an instance of ear-clapping.

The uncut version has been shown at one point on Sky TV

The Demolitionist

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3:58s 18 85:20s 1996 release
Demoniac

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  • L'Éventreur de Notre-Dame
  • The Ripper of Notre Dame
  • Exorcism & Black Masses (hardcore)
  • Exorcisme et Messes Noires (hardcore)
  • El Sadico de Notre-Dame
  • Exorcism
  • Exorcisme
  • Exorcisms
  • Chains and Black Leather
  • Expériences sexuelles au château des jouisseuses
  • Sexorcismes (hardcore)

Exorcism Demoniac Remastered Rosa Almirall

Demoniac/Exorcism is a 1981 Spanish/French horror by Jess Franco.
With Lina Romay, Catherine Lafferière and Jesus Franco.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Banned by the BBFC from 1985 until 2003 when it was passed 18 after 2:25s of cuts. There are multiple versions with different mixes of sex and violence including a hardcore version.

Summary Review : Good but Not Great

Exorcism is a good but not great film. Like so many of Franco's films EXORCISM is at once brilliant and amateurish.

Franco stars as a kinky priest who serves GOD by ridding the world of sinners with his Sword of the Lord. His best moments are shared with his lover/partner Lina Romay. It's always interesting to watch the couple interact together especially during sadistic scenes.

Despite it's strong scenes of violence EXORCISM is not a gory film. The bloodiest scenes involve the beheading of a pigeon and the removal of a woman's entrails. Franco claims (on the commentary track) that the pigeon is a special effect. I seriously doubt that what Franco says is true.

uncut
Exorcism
Version
No Cert

MPAA
Unrated

93:42s
=89:57s
UK: Uncut without a BBFC certificate for:

Thanks to Mark. The budget DVD label Boulevard Entertainment accidentally released the full uncut version. The release was a port of the Synapse R1 DVD including alternate footage and a commentary. The UK DVD is actually supposed to be a release of another film under the same title on a double bill with 976-Evil 2

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2012 Redemption [Exorcism + Demoniac Versions] R0 Blu-ray  titled Exorcism via UK Amazon and at US Amazon
  • 2012 Redemption [Exorcism + Demoniac Versions] R1 DVD titled Exorcism at US Amazon
  • 2002 Synapse R1 DVD titled Exorcism

See version details from dvdcompare.net :

Exorcism (Synapse's version) is entirely new 94 min transfer from available materials from Eurocine of Paris . It's considered the most coherent of all possible versions. It contains none of the hardcore footage and does not use any of the footage added in 1979-80 for the reworked El Sadico de Notre-Dame -version. However, there are gore scenes and explanatory scenes that are missing from all other versions. So this is the complete gore version, with some softcore.

uncut
hardcore
alternative
    Note that the title Black Masses identifies an alternative hardcore version.
BBFC cut
2:25s
18 89:58s
= 86:22s
UK: Passed 18 after BBFC cuts of 2:25s for:
  • 2003 Arrow R2 DVD titled Demoniac

The cuts were for sexual violence:

  • 2 mins: cuts to shot of naked woman stabbed and having a knife run over her body
  • 29 mins: cuts to shot of naked woman who has been stabbed
  • 39 mins: cuts to the evisceration of one of Vogel's victims
  • 48 mins: cut to shot of naked woman being slapped by Vogel
  • 80 mins: cut to woman being bitten and threatened with a knife.
banned
banned
rejected 93:49s
=90:04s
UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1994 Redemption VHS titled Demoniac

The BBFC commented :

This was another shocker from the 70s, from a film-maker most of whose cinematic work appeared to revel in the tying up and abusing of naked women. Here their bodies were liberally splashed with blood, stage blood, in rituals acted out as a turn-on for audiences in search of sexual arousal. Later each evening, we see the rituals re-enacted sadistically and homicidally by a criminal psychopath (played by the film-maker himself), whose deeds perform the same function as the video viewer. The Board considered whether cuts could make such a work acceptable, but given its multifarious images of women stripped, inverted, bound, gagged, manacled at ankles and wrists, with blood smeared on bodies, especially breasts, and with blades driven into flesh, we concluded that cuts would have been so extensive as to leave little of the misogynistic framework intact. This might have been no loss on artistic or social grounds, but it would have left an unviable video commercially.

See  article from  strangethingsarehappening.com . Distributor Nigel Wingrove wrote:

Twenty years ago Redemption Films released Succubus and I received a written warning from the British Board of Film Classification, that Jess Franco was a director whose films the BBFC regarded as bordering on criminal. I was told that were I to attempt to release other films by him or to bring them into the country there would be consequences... A year later I submitted Demoniacs and Sadomania and both were categorically banned with the implicit threat that by pushing the work of Jess Franco I was, indirectly, championing criminal sexual material and that if I continued I too would face not civil, but criminal proceedings.

The BBFC said of DEMONIAC:

... The Board has never granted a BBFC certificate to any film or video which seeks to encourage sexual sadism, and this film is clearly sadistic in that it seems 'to have no purpose or justification other than to reinforce or sell the idea that it can be highly pleasurable to inflict injury, pain or humiliation (often in a sexual context) on others' (Home Office Report on Obscenity and Film Censorship, Williams, HMSO, 1979)....|

...The work of this particular film maker has often fallen well outside the parameters of BBFC standards because of the manner in which it presents scenes of vicious sexual violence or of violence to women in a sexually arousing context, offering little pleasure to the viewer other than a conscious vicarious gratification of misogyny. Where such emotions focus on the harming of others, the Board must always consider drawing a line, as we have in refusing a video certificate to DEMONIAC .

Redemption Films challenged the banning of these films, along with Bare Behind Bars legally, and lost. We then sought and won leave to judicially review the BBFC's entire operation, a massive undertaking and one which would, had we pursued it, opened up all the machinations of the BBFC's internal workings to public scrutiny, however, we ran out of money and had to wait until our battle over pornography several years later to finally oust the BBFC chairman James Ferman which in turn heralded in a period of more liberal censorship.

Demoniacs Demoniacs is a 1973 French/Belgian horror By Jean Rollin

See Les Demoniaques

Demonic Toys

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Demonic Toys is a 1992 USA comedy horror mystery by Peter Manoogian.
Starring Tracy Scoggins, Bentley Mitchum and Daniel Cerny. BBFC link IMDb
The US version was cut for an R rating and seems to have found its way onto 18 rated UK video. The film is uncut in Germany.

Summary Notes

A botched bust on a pair of arms dealers inadvertantly leads to the raising of a sixty-six-year-old demon with the power to bring toys to life as his personal minions. The demon is looking for a body to inhabit so he can increase his powers, and it just so happens that one of the police officers is pregnant with the ideal host. As the murderous toys close in on their victims, the officer must not only fight for her life, but for the soul of her unborn child.

BBFC uncut
uncut
FSK 16
Germany
79:42s
Germany:  The uncut version has been released by 84 Films
BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
16s

18

MPAA R

79:38s

UK: The cut US version was passed 18 without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 2013 88 Films RB Blu-ray
  • 2004 Film 2000 video
  • 1992 Entertainment in VHS

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . Presumably the US release was cut by about 16s for an R rating. The cuts were:

  • Several bites and a chopped finger missing from the scene when Hesse is attacked by the killer clown
  • The death of Chanetski is missing a few bits from the killer teddy and a few stabs by the killer baby
  • More cuts when the baby stabs Ann's face and eyes
  • A couple of shots are missing when Mark beheads Lincoln
Demonoid

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  • Demonoid: Messenger of Death
  • Macabra

Demonoid Blu ray DVD Samantha Eggar

Demonoid: Messenger of Death is a 1981 Mexico / USA horror by Alfredo Zacarías (as Alfredo Zacarias).
Starring Samantha Eggar, Stuart Whitman and Roy Jenson. IMDb
Exists as a US version and an International Version.

Summary Notes

A British woman visits her husband at the Mexican mine he is attempting to reopen and discovers that the workers refuse to enter the mine fearing an ancient curse. The couple enter the mine to prove there is no danger and inadvertently release a demon which possess people's left hands and forces them to behave in a suitably diabolical manner. The only way for a possessed person to free themselves from this torment is to cut off their left hand after which it scurries away in search of its next victim.

uncut
International Version
MPAA
Unrated
90:14s US: The International Version is MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2016 Vinegar Syndrome [US + International Versions] R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at US Amazon titled Macabra
From IMDb. A comparison between the US Version on Media Home Entertainment VHS and the International/Mexican version on YouTube shows that both contain different footage:

The face-crusher death scenes are more violent in the US Version. The International version has alternate soundtrack, extended dialog scenes, cut scenes, alternate death scenes, and a slightly different ending. However, it is missing the first three minutes of the satanic cult chopping the girls hand off.

uncut
US Version
MPAA R 79:56s US: The US Version is MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2016 Vinegar Syndrome [US + International Versions] R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at US Amazon titled Demonoid
The Demons

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  • Les Démons
  • Les Démons du sexe
  • Las Poseidas Del Demonio
  • Os Demonios
  • She-Demons
  • The Sex Demons

The Demons DVD

The Demons is a 1972 France/Portugal horror by Jess Franco.
With Anne Libert, Britt Nichols and Doris Thomas. BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1972 but the GLC awarded a local X rating for screenings in London. The video was seized by the police during the video nasties moral panic in the early 80s. Passed 18 uncut by the BBFC for 2008 DVD.

Summary Review : A decent effort

The UK DVD of the Demons by Redemption is 103 minute directors cut restored by Franco in 2003 and is longer than the previous UK VHS release (which ran for less than 80 minutes). It is a decent effort not as good as some of Franco's earlier work but definitely better than the stuff he directed in the early 80's for Eurocine. Some scenes are in French without English subtitles!
uncut
Director's Cut
18

MPAA
Unrated

100:50s UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for:

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

  GLC logo
X
  UK: Passed X (18) by the GLC for:
  • cinema release in London
banned
banned

cut
shortened

Section 3 seizure

rejected

79:28s   UK: A shortened English language version was released on pre-cert video for:
  • 1981 Go 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. UK: Banned by the BBFC for

  • 1972 cinema release
Demons

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  • Demoni

Demons DVD

Demons is a 1985 Italian horror by Lamberto Bava.
 With Urbano Barberini, Natasha Hovey and Karl Zinny.
BBFC link YouTube icon IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for cinema release, VHS and DVD until 2000. Uncut since 2006. Uncut in the US.

Summary Review: Goes straight for the jugular,

A group of people are trapped in a large West Berlin movie theater infected by ravenous demons whom proceed to kill and posses the humans one-by-one thereby multiplying their numbers.

Demons is cited on the commentary that accompanies this DVD as being one of the most important Italian horror films of the 80's, and indeed it is. Bypassing the flabby, overcooked acting, unevenly distributed action and horrendous scores of many a Euro-horror, Demons goes straight for the jugular, eyeballs, guts and groin. This film is certainly one of the best paced non-American horror flicks of the decade and contains a level of lovingly crafted, sickeningly visceral gore which just wouldn't happen these days.

For a European film the acting isn't actually too bad and the set is very effective. This film of course has bad points. Loads of them, but as is sometimes the case with these trashy horrors, the bad bits are so bad that they end up enhancing the enjoyment of the picture. I love It.

uncut
uncut
18 84:54s UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

US:   Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC cut
0:42s
18 84:12s UK: Passed 18 after 42s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2000 DIVID R2 DVD

The BBFC commented:

Cut required to sight of razor blade scraped along breast in medium close shot

This is the scene where one of the "punk" characters scrapes cocaine off the bare breast of Nina (the punk girl) with a razor blade

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC cut
2:04s
18 86:16s
=82:49s
UK: Passed 18 after 2:04s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 cinema release
BBFC cut
1:05s
18 83:52s UK: Passed 18 after1:05s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1986 Avatar video by 1:05s

The BBFC cuts were:

  • a close-up of a Demon's tooth pushing though it's gum
  • a blind man having his eyes gouged out
  • a demon spitting goo into his victim
  • am man cutting a girls naked breast with a razor blade previously used for cutting cocaine
  • a demon get his hand mutilated in the spokes of a bike
  • a man having his eye forced onto a metal stake.
Demons 2

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  • Dèmoni 2: L'incubo ritorna
  • Demons 2: The Nightmare Is Back
  • Demons 2: The Nightmare Returns
Demons 2 is a1986 Italy horror film by Lamberto Bava.
With David Edwin Knight, Nancy Brilli and Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Uncut by the BBFC. Cut in the US for an R rating but the uncut version is released unrated.

Summary Details

A birthday party in a high-security apartment buyilding is interrupted when the birthday girl is transformed into a vicious demon by watching a horror movie on TV.

uncut
Director's Cut
15 cert

18

MPAA
Unrated

87:17s UK: The Director's Cut was passed 15 uncut for: UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2000 Divid R2 DVD
  • 1993 GLS VHS
  • UK  Avatar VHS
  • 1987 cinema release

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

mpaa cut
~3:00s
MPAA R
MPAA
  US: There is also a cut US R Rated version that is 3 minutes shorter
Demons of the Mind

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  • Blood Evil
  • Blood Will Have Blood
  • Nightmare of Terror

Demons Mind DVD Paul Jones

Demons of the Mind is a 1972 UK horror thriller by Peter Sykes.
With Robert Hardy, Shane Briant, Gillian Hills. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for theatrical release. These cuts have persisted in all versions since. The 1990 Warner VHS was further cut by the BBFC

Summary Review: Lush Looking

A physician discovers that two children are being kept virtually imprisoned in their house by their father. He investigates, and discovers a web of sex, incest and satanic possession.

Lush looking and skillfully illustrated Hammer Gothic horror period piece that might not have the class of some other Hammer entries, but it sure was entertaining.

BBFC cut
cut

best available
best
available

18

X cert

MPAA R
MPAA

85:35s UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 18 for strong bloody violence with the 1990 video cuts waived for:

UK: The Theatrical Version was passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for

  • 1972 cinema release

US: The cut Theatrical Version is MPAA R rated for:

It is assumed that the material cut for the Theatrical Version has been lost and that this is the best available version.

Thanks to Vincenzo. The BBFC cuts for the Theatrical Version were:

  • Reel 4 - Reduce montage in which Fredericks wife is seen with gashes on her body.
     
  • Reel 7 - Considerably reduce throttling of the village girl by Emil, remove shot of him stuffing earth into her mouth and remove, as far as possible, shots of her face afterwards, also remove shots of Fredericks wife cutting her throat.
     
  • Reel 8 - Reduce the killing of Aunt Hilda by Emil, and remove the close shot of her dead face.
     
  • Reel 9 - Reduce as much as possible the shots of Fredericks body after he has been transfixed by a stake and the sounds of the cries.
BBFC cut
18s+
18 84:31s UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 18 after 18s of further BBFC cuts for:
  • 1990 Warner VHS

Thanks to Vincenzo. The BBFC additional cuts for video were:

  • At 34m - During flashback montage superimposed on extreme close up of eye, after phrase on my wedding night remove visual of woman lying naked streaked with blood feeling her breasts as narrator shows excitement and disgust at the pain in the blood .
     
  • At 66m - In intercuts between woman being strangled on grass and woman strangling herself on bed, remove brief shot of woman's corpse lying bare breasted on grass streaked with blood.
Demonstration Dvd - Surround. 9 10:37s PG cert 37:57s Not known (Digital Theatre Systems (UK) Ltd)

Cut in 2006 with the following BBFC comment: Distributor chose to remove clips containing violent images to gain a PG. An uncut 15 was available to the distributor

Demontown

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BBFC
uncut

cut
pre-cut

15 cert 115:27s 2002 US comedy horror TV by Randy Zisk

Passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2003 Prism R2 DVD

The 1st 3 episodes from an unsuccessful TV series were shortened and converted into a movie length DVD. This is also missing a scene referring to repressed homosexuality presumably cut by the distributor. See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

Demystifying the Devil: An Unauthorized Biography On Marilyn Manson

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1:31s 18 87:25s 2000 US documentary by Chris Nicholas

Cut in 2000. Submitted twice, the 2nd time pre-cut presumably to remove or mask the same scenes. Manson having oral sex with another guy and Manson exposing his dick.

Dentist 2

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  • Dentist 2: Brace Yourself

Dentist 2 DVD cover

 

Uncut version is available at:
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
uncut
uncut
MPAA
R Rated
~100:00s
=~96:00s
1998 US horror film by Brian Yuzna. With Corbin Bernsen, Jillian McWhirter and Jeff Doucette. IMDb

The US release is uncut for:

Review from Amazon US : Dentally Insane

If the Oscars were brave enough to give awards to films like this, they couldn't help but nominate Corbin Bernsen for his brilliant turns in the two DENTIST films. Not since Joan Crawford and Bette Davis did Baby Jane, has an actor fully embraced the idiocy of his role and filled it with superlative turns in mood and emotion. Bernsen seems to be having the time of his career in the role of Alan Feinstone/Larry Crane, the demented dentist who is still trying to convince himself he is not crazy.

While this sequel is slow in some spots, Bernsen's over the top shenanigans propel this movie and keep it grossly entertaining. Linda Hoffman is back as Bernsen's silent wife; Clint Howard stops by for a toothache, and Jilliam McWhirter is Corbin's new love interest. The ending is way over the top, but hilarious in its own demented way.

I'm sure there'll be no Dentist 3, but Bernsen should be commended for showing that a good actor can take any role and make it something memorable.

51s 18 93:40s Passed 18 after 51s cuts for:
  • 2001 VCI R2 DVD
  • 1999 High fliers VHS

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com :

  • Cuts to a scene showing a female victim under going a very bloody & graphic 'dentistry'

The film is playing uncut on Zone Horror Channel so presumably it would be uncut if resubmitted to the the BBFC today

Deported Women

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  • Le deportate della sezione speciale SS
  • Deported Women of the SS Special Section
  • SS Special Section Women

Deported Women SS Daniela Poggi  

 

Deported Women is a 1976 Italian women in prison film by Rino Di Silvestro.
With John Steiner, Lina Polito and Stefania D'Amario.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Banned by the BBFC for 1977 cinema release. Released uncut on pre-cert VHS. Available in the US

Summary Review: Sombre

Deported Women of the SS Special Section offers not just women in prison, but women in a Nazi concentration camp.

This 1976 film is written and directed by Rino Di Silvestro ( Werewolf Woman ), who mixes and matches characters and plots to keep our attention beyond the nudity.

We start with a train car full of women, who are brought to the concentration camp and inspected by the medical staff. This means they get to be naked, which is obviously a main goal of this film.

As a sexploitation film this one is rather depressing, with appropriately somber music, and a tacit acknowledgment that there is some history behind some of what we are seeing. Still, there are several interesting vignettes as Silvestro comes up with plausible vignettes for the sex in this one, although provoking thought would not seem to be an obvious goal for a sexploitation film.

uncut
uncut
pre-cert VHS

MPAA
Unrated

93:34s  UK : Released uncut on pre-cert video for:
  • VTI VHS

US: Uncut and Unrated for:

VoD:

banned
banned
rejected   UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1977 cinema release
Depraved

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Unknown film, maybe 1967 swingers drama by Andy Milligan

Banned by the BBFC for 1976 cinema release but passed with cuts when resubmitted later the same year.

BBFC cut
cut
X cert 66:37s UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1976 cinema release
banned rejected   UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1976 cinema release
Der Commander 1988 West Germany/Italy war film by Antonio Margheriti.

See The Commander

Der Fan

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  • The Fan
  • Trance
  • Blood Groupie
Der Fan is a 1982 West Germany horror by Eckhart Schmidt.
Starring Désirée Nosbusch, Bodo Steiger and Simone Brahmann. BBFC link IMDb
Passed 18 uncut for 1983 but cut for 2004 DVD over a potentially 'indecent' image of a  'child' over the age of consent.

Summary Notes

The hero-worship that Simone has for a pop singer is built to a crescendo until she passes out when she finally sees him up-close in a crowd of fans pushing him for autographs. She is later shocked when he lets her know that he does not love her. In an instant, she is caught "in a trance" and feels a murderous urge that is bigger than the both of them.

BBFC uncut
uncut
18 93:27s
=89:43s
UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 1983 cinema release

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2015 Mondo Macabro R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo titled The Fan
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
15s
18 89:13s

submitted
89:28s
UK: Passed 18 for strong sexual activity and horror after 15s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 2004 Oracle Home Entertainment [Dubbed,Widescreen]R2 DVD titled Der Fan
The BBFC commented:
  • Cuts required to remove potentially indecent image of a child (mouth of man passing across groin of actress who was under 18 at time of filming) in accordance with the terms of the Protection of Children Act 1978 (as amended by the Sexual Offences Act 2003).
Der Todesking

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  • The Death King

Todesking Death King Nicolas Petche

The Death King is a 1990 West Germany horror drama by Jörg Buttgereit.
Starring Hermann Kopp, Heinrich Ebber and Michael Krause. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Pre-cut for UK VHS. Uncut in the US.

Summary Notes

Seven episodes, each taking place on a different day of the week, on the theme of suicide and violent death.

BBFC uncut
uncut
No Cert

MPAA
Unrate

~76:00s
=~72:00s
UK: There have been 2 uncut UK releases
  1. The film was initially released in 1989, with a running time of approximately 74 minutes. This was the initial video version. It was released mail-order to the UK by ESSA Distribution.
  2. In 1994 Essa released a new video version. This had more professional looking front titles and end credits, and a different soundtrack (sort of a remix of the original score). The Headpress emasculation cut was restored. The box listed a running time of 80 minutes, but this included 6 minutes of trailers for other Essa label videos. This version was not submitted to the BBFC, and sold to the UK by mail-order only.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC uncut

cut
Pre-cut
4s

18 72:17s UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 1997 Screen Edge VHS
  • 1990 Headpress VHS

4s pre-cut was pre-cut from the 1990 Headpress video:

  • A pretty cheesy castration involving a member clearly made of papier mache has been deleted.  The cut is probably due to the low quality of the scene but no doubt the BBFC would have objected anyway.

There have been 2 UK BBFC approved releases

  1. In 1991 Headpress released the film on video in the UK, with a BBFC 18 certificate. It was a numbered, 500 limited edition, and was slightly different due to having been re-edited by Buttgereit. Scenes with German text (most notably a woman reading a typed letter) were changed to English, and the concentration camp scene had a four second close-up shot of Jorg Buttgereit being emasculated by a set of garden shears removed.
  2. In 1997, to coincide with the release of the second edition of Kerekes and Slater's book Sex Murder Art: The Films of Jorg Buttgereit, Screen Edge released the film with a BBFC 18 certificate. Since the film wasn't re-submitted, this version must be a re-issue of the Headpress version. The box lists a running time of 80 minutes. Either this is a mistake, or the running time also includes trailers.
Derailed

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  15 cert 102:42s 2005 US/UK drama by Mikael Håfström

The US Theatrical Version was submitted for the 2005 cinema release and 2006 Buena Vista DVD. No BBFC cuts were required for a 15 rating.

There is a US Unrated Version but the differences are uncontroversial

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

Deranged

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  • Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile
  • Deranged: The Confessions of a Necrophile

Deranged Blu ray Roberts Blossom

 

Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile is a 1974 Canada/USA crime horror thriller by Jeff Gillen and Alan Ormsby.
With Roberts Blossom, Cosette Lee, Leslie Carlson. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for cinema and 1998 video. Cuts waived in 2013. In the US the R rated version is cut.

Summary Comments: Inspired by serial killer Ed Gein

Real-life Wisconsin serial killer Ed Gein inspired many distinguished films, including Psycho, The Silence of the Lambs and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, but none is quite as disturbing as Deranged.

Roberts Blossom gives an alarmingly convincing performance as rural eccentric Ezra Cobb, whose mother's death unhinges him to the point where he not only lovingly preserves her corpse in the living room but also goes out to find friends to keep her company not all of whom are dead when he finds them! Perversely, Ezra's more worried about what mother would say about his various activities than he is about the prospect of being found out. Indeed, like Gein, he's cheerfully open about his activities when visiting friends, but no-one believes him.

Deranged goes all out to shock from the outset. The image of Ezra carrying his dead mother into her bedroom is sickening in a way that few movies manage. The amoral attitude of the character adds to this sickness, and ensures that most audience members will be uncomfortable watching this film. Deranged benefits from a superb lead performance courtesy of Roberts Blossom. Blossom does an amazing job of convincing us that he really is the psycho at the centre of the film.

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18 79:48s UK: The Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for strong violence and horror with previous cuts waived for:
  • 2013 Arrow [Unrated  + R Rated versions] (RB) Blu-ray/(R2) DVD Combo at UK Amazon

This version restores previous BBFC cuts and also includes the brain scooping scene omitted from R rated US releases

Germany: There is German uncut unrated DVD on the Legend Films label

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US: From IMDb. The cut US R Rated version omits a scene of Ezzra Cobb scooping out a corpse's brains with an ice cream scoop.

UK: The R Rated Version (unconfirmed) was passed 18 uncut for strong violence with previous cuts waived for:

  • 2013 Arrow [Unrated  + R Rated versions] (RB) Blu-ray/(R2) DVD Combo at UK Amazon
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UK: Passed 18 after 18s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1998 Exploited VHS

From IMDb:

  • Cut to remove shots of bloodstained breasts from the gutting of a woman's body during the climax of the film.
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  • 1975 cinema release
Derek [The Special]

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Derek [The Special] is a 2014 UK TV comedy drama by Dominic Brigstocke.
Starring Ricky Gervais, Kerry Godliman and David Earl. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Passed 18 uncut for 2015 DVD in an Extended Version. Presumably this means that it is extended compared with the TV Version. The Special was originally a broadcast in 2014 as a special Christmas episode.

Summary Notes

Derek is a loyal nursing home care assistant who sees only the good in his quirky co-workers as they struggle against prejudice and shrinking budgets to care for their elderly residents.

BBFC uncut
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18 59:32s

UK: The Extended Version was passed 18 uncut for very strong language for:

Thanks to Gavin Salkeld:

Ricky Gervais recently had the Christmas 2014 special episode of his series Derek passed by the BBFC -- with an 18 rating. Other episodes from both series were passed 15, some for uses of the word cunt. He was offered a 15 rating for the special if he bleeped some of the language but he declined, taking an uncut 18. He wittily explained the rating in a Facebook post:

They slapped an 18 Certificate on me because I refused to bleep the bad language... I just hope no 17 year olds get to see it and have their lives ruined. The certification board said the reason it got an 18 certificate was because of too many cunts. I couldn't agree more.

What's funny about this is that all of his four live stand-up DVDs are all 18 for multiple uses of cunt, but one, Fame , was passed 15 which similarly contained multiple uses of the word (it's three or four, I don't remember the exact number, but a number not far removed from the number in the Derek special).

Interesting to see a prominent celebrity posting about first-hand experience with the BBFC.

Derek and Clive Get the Horn

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Derek and Clive Get the Horn is a 1979 UK comedy by Russell Mulcahy.
Starring Dudley Moore, Peter Cook and Richard Branson. BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1980 cinema release. Unbanned and uncut for home video

Summary Notes

Look... this isn't for everyone. It's Peter Cook and Dudley Moore going back for one last excursion into the world of Derek and Clive. For the uninitiated, Pete and Dud hit on an unsurpassed comic concept of wallowing in vulgarity and absurdity which knew no bounds. Fortunately, Cook was a brilliant comic who was at his best at improvisation. Moore could not have been a better foil and was able to keep up with Cook's ideas and helped taking them all the way to their - sometimes very clever or dreadful - end.

This is great fun and highly recommended to anyone who appreciates extremely ribald, imaginative comedy.

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VoD : Uncut for:

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  • 1980 cinema release

The film was banned on the grounds of the supposedly abusive overuse of the swear words: Fuck & Cunt.

Dersu Uzala

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U cert 134:42s

 

Dersu Uzala is a 1975 Soviet Union/Japan historical adventure by Akira Kurosawa . With Maksim Munzuk, Yuri Solomin and Svetlana Danilchenko. IMDb .

UK: The American Version was passed U uncut for:

  • 1994 Connoisseur VHS
  • 1978 cinema release
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The Descent

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95:22s 2005 UK horror by Neil Marshall

The BBFC passed the 2005 cinema release and 2005 Pathe DVD 18 uncut.

Note that the US R Rated version has been cut to alter the ending which was considered too dark for Americans

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

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

The Desert Trail

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9s U cert 52:10s 2005 US western by Cullen Lewis

Cut by 9s for the 2005 Classic Entertainment DVD. Cuts required to remove scenes of real animal cruelty, in this case illegal horse trips

Desperado

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100:09s 1995 US action film by Robert Rodriguez

The US R rated version was submitted for the 1995 cinema release and 1996-7  Columbia/TriStar videos. No further BBFC cuts were required

From cuts details on IMDb :

Reportedly, Desperado suffered severe cuts when initially submitted for an R-rating.

  • The end sequence originally involved a large scale shootout between El Mariachi, Carolina, Bucho & his thugs. After seeing the amount of footage that needed to be trimmed, the director opted to delete the entire scene which currently ends in a slow-mo of Banderas blasting away.
  • 2 additional scenes were also removed featuring the "crotch-gun" (seen in the guitar case) used during 2nd bar shootout
  • and the same gun going off accidentally when Banderas is in bed with Hayek.
Desperate Living

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  • Mortville
  • Punk Story

Desperate Living DVD

4s 18 90:35s 1977 US film by John Waters

The BBFC passed the video with 4s of cuts in 1990 (Elephant video) and 1998 (Entertainment in Video)

  • Cut to edit an eyeball gouging scene

The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon

Review from US Amazon : Sick & Childish

I guess you'd call Desperate Living the last of the earlier John Waters "gross out" cult classic films... He went a bit more mainstream after that.

The best way to describe Desperate Living (and I believe these are Waters' words paraphrased) is "a fairy tale for adults with the minds of children..."

The story is as fun and entertaining as it is gross and disgusting... Getting to see Edith Massey in the roll of the evil queen and villain is also quite hilarious and getting to see what she does with the castle goons is even funnier...

In my book however, the two most memorable scenes involve a cross dressing cop as well as a rather amusingly severed ding dong.

Liz Renay, is also hilarious and really into her role... almost too much... in fact, its the sheer exhuberence of the actors in John Waters' films that make the films such a great watch... you can tell that he's definitely the type of guy that could sell you the Brooklyn Bridge.

All in all, I'd have to say that along with Female Trouble its one of my favorite John Waters films... Whether you found Pink Flamingos funny or offensive, expect to laugh and puke at the same time... this is JW at his most sick and childishly best!

  rejected   Rejected for a cinema release in 1977
Desperately Seeking Seka

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cut 18   2002 US Documentary by Magnus Paulsson & Chris Hallman

Cut when submitted in 2005 but the DVD has yet to appear. Perhaps the cuts rendered it unviable. The BBFC made the following comment: Explicit images were cut from Desperately Seeking Seka, a documentary about a porn star, in order to obtain an '18' certificate, because the images were considered gratuitous rather than serving any important documentary or narrative purpose .

The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon

Review from Amazon US

A Swedish journalist (Stefan Nylén) travels to the US to seek out his all time favorite porn star from the 70's and 80's in this cool little documentary from Magnus Paulsson & Christian Hallman. Seka was a platinum blonde sex goddess who ruled the big screen, as well as the little screen (home video) back in the golden & silver age of porn.

However, in the 80's she up and vanished, leaving the business behind her. Where is Seka? How is she doing? Why did she leave it all behind? Along the way, Stefan travels to a porn convention in Las Vegas, interviewing several of the people in the business who either knew Seka, or worked with her at one point in time. Apparently Seka wasn't too hard to find, and Stefan eventually travels to Chicago to meet his American Idol.

What fascinated be about this movie was the actual Seka herself. This is now a woman who by simply looking at her today, you would think she was your next door neighbor! However, she conducts herself freely in her interview with Stefan, which I found to be quite refreshing and entertaining. I really enjoyed the concept and execution of this film. Very much recommended if you like documentaries, and/or the history of porn and the adult film industry.

Destricted

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18 115:08s 2006 UK/US art film by Casper Noe

The cinema release of 2006 and the DVDs of 2006 and 2007 were all passed 18 uncut by the BBFC

Based on article from  thedailybeast.com :

Destricted 's roster of shorts varies from the international release, to the U.S. release, to what is screened at the festival: the U.S. version features eight short reels, all of which are explicit in nature; six short films, including some not on the U.S. release; and seven shorts, a mix-up of the previous lists, appear on the U.K. version.

The uncut region 0 DVD is available at UK Amazon

Review from UK Amazon : Strong Stuff

I bought this DVD and can safely say it is the most explicit thing I have ever seen passed with an 18 certificiate.

Seven artists have made a short film each based on art and pornography. Larry Clark's is the best - a 38 minute film where Larry interviews a group of boys about their pornography viewing habits, before selecting one to have sex on camera with a porn star. Of the five girls, the young lad selects his favourite (the oldest woman there) and proceeds to live his dream as Larry films the event, warts and all.

Sync is good, as is Balkan Erotic, whilst Hoist and Gaspar Noe's segments are tough to watch, but never less than compelling.

Much more than exploitation, Destricted actually has a lot of validity in presenting its varied range of sexual imagery (is masturbation good?), and I'm sure it will become a huge talking point in weeks to cum...

Destruction Force

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  • La banda del trucido
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  94:32 1977 Italy crime film by Stelvio Massi with Luc Merenda and Elio Zamuto. IMDb

There is a longer Italian Version featuring 10:07s of extra uncontentious plot. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC uncut 18 84:49s The shorter International Version was passed 18 without BBFC cust for:
  • 1987 Satellite VHS
Detective Chinatown Detective Chinatown is a 2015 China action comedy mystery by Sicheng Chen.
Starring Chengpeng Dong, Yedda Chen and Haoran Liu. IMDb

See Banned International: Detective Chinatown
 

Detroit 9000

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  • Detroit Heat

Detroit 9000 Hari Rhodes

BBFC uncut 18 102:10s 1973 US crime drama by Arthur Marks

No cuts noted to the 1986 video, and the running time matches the PAL equivalent to the 106:00s NTSC running time of the uncut US DVD

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

Review from US Amazon : Classic Blacksploitation

A gritty, tell it like it is, white cop is assigned to find the men who robbed the fundraiser for the first black man to run for Governor of the state of Michigan. When he realizes that he can't do it alone, he reluctantly agrees to let a young black cop, who happens to be an up-and-comer, help him out.

What follows is a mess of gun fights, funky music, and dead pimps. All culminating in probably one of the biggest shootouts/chase scenes in film history!

My jaw was dropped and my eyes were open in amazement as Detroit cops and the robbers chased each other all over town whilst expending thousands of rounds of ammo. The ending came as quite a surprise, and nothing that I had seen coming.

This film is a very good movie, especially for blacksploitation, and it is a total blast. If you like blackploitation, see this. If you like action films, with millions of bullets, and bloody gunfights, see this. And if you like cop movies with great chase scenes, see this!

cut X cert   The BBFC cut the 1974 cinema release.

The submitted running time was noted as a very short 102:06s = 98:01s

Devil Doll

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Uncut version is available at:
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
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MPAA
Unrated
81:01s
=77:47s
1964 UK horror by Lindsay Shonteff. With Bryant Haliday, William Sylvester and Yvonne Romain. IMDb

The US release features the uncut European Version and is MPAA Unrated for:

cut 15 cert 76:49s Cut version passed 15 without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 2008 2 Entertain/Cinema Club R2 DVD
  • 1997 Second Sight VHS

This is a cut version missing the topless scenes, perhaps mastered from the cut 1963 UK cinema release.

There is also a similarly cut US Theatrical Version but this maintains the running time with substituted non nude replacement scenes and one extra scene. See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

cut X cert   The European Version was passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1964 cinema release

The submitted version originally contained topless scenes. presumably the BBFC cut these out.

The submitted running time was noted as 81:08s = 77:53s PAL

The Devil Hunter

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  • Sexo canibale
  • El Canibal
  • The Man Hunter
  • Mandingo Manhunter
  • Il Cacciatore di Uomini
  • Jungfrau unter Kannibalen
  • Chasseur de l'enfer
  • Chasseurs d'hommes

Devil Hunter DVD Ursula Fellner

 

Devil Hunter is a 1980 Spain / France / West Germany horror adventure thriller by Jesús Franco (as Clifford Brown).
Starring Ursula Buchfellner, Al Cliver and Antonio Mayans. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
A short version was banned as a video nasty in 1984. The BBFC later passed the film 18 uncut on 2008 DVD.

Summary Review:  Plods Along

A Vietnam veteran heads to an island inhabited by cannibals to save a kidnapped model not only from her kidnappers, but also from the cannibals' lurking Devil god.

Devil Hunter gained notoriety for the fact that it's on the DPP 'Video Nasty' list, but it really needn't have been. There isn't a lot here that warrants banning...which is a shame because I never would have sat through it where it not for the fact that it's on 'the shopping list'.

The plot actually gives the film a decent base - or at least more of a decent base than most cannibal films - and it follows an actress who is kidnapped and dragged off into the Amazon jungle. A hunter is then hired to find her, but along the way he has to brave the natives, lead by a man who calls himself The Devil (hence the title).

The film basically just plods along and there really aren't many scenes of interest. It's a real shame that Jess Franco ended up making films like this because the man clearly has talent; but unfortunately his good films are just gems amongst heaps of crap and Devil Hunter is very much a part of the crap.

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MPAA
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102:01s UK: The Complete Spanish Version was passed 18 uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

See version details from dvdcompare.net. Severin's The Devil Hunter is at least 10 minutes longer than any version I've seen and now has the feel of a full scale Eurosleaze Epic.

  • Besides the previously blocked out footage at the beginning (the opening scene which was covered by the opening credit cards in the late 1980s TWE video)
  • there's a lot of extra nude native dancing with Franco's telezoom exploring the exposed genitalia of the black dancer and Ms Buchfeller.
  • There's even one shot, through the spread legs of native leader Claude Boisson revealing that he didn't wear any underwear beneath his native shirt.
  • The final struggle between the nude black cannibal and Al Cliver is also longer.
  • There is also some extended dialogue in various scenes.
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Video Nasty 85:23s UK: Released on pre-cert video for:
  • 1981 Cinehollywood VHS

A short version was released on the Cinehollywood label in November 1981. It was added to the Video Nasties list in August 1984. It remained on the list throughout and so became one of the collectable DPP39s. A rare one at that.

Devil in Miss Jones

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7:51s 18 58:56s 1973 US adult film by Gerard Damiano

The BBFC cut 42 when submitted in 2000: Cuts required to three shots of semen in and around mouth.

The original hardcore version runs at 66:47, so the 18 rated version is cut by at least 7:51s

The uncut region 0 DVD is available at Simply Porn DVD

See review from IMDb : What a sex film should be

This is what a sex film should be like. Even though the sex is central to the story, the story extends beyond the sex. Just as an action film needn't be all action, the sex scenes can be made more interesting by the context in which they are set.

The high production values and memorable music add to the enjoyment. The sex scenes themselves, while at times very explicit, favor the sensual over the graphic.

The scene with the snake and an oily lesbian encounter are stand-outs. Many consider the scene in which Spelvin takes on two men at once to be the highlight, but I would disagree. Up until this point the sex has seemed to be a natural expression of Justine's growing lust, but here the performers appear to be just showing off for the cameras.

The wraparound Hell sequence is worthy of "The Twilight Zone".

Devil Within Her

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Devil Within Her is a 1974 Italy / USA horror by Ovidio G Assonitis and Robert Barrett.
Starring Juliet Mills, Richard Johnson and Gabriele Lavia. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Exists as a full length export version and a shortened US Theatrical Version

Summary Notes

Juliet Mills plays a young pregnant woman in San Francisco who is going to have the devil's baby during her strange possession. Richard Johnson shows up to help her... but what does he really want?

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English Export Version
X cert

MPAA
Unrated

109:05s UK: The English Export Version was passed X (18) uncut for:
  • 1975 cinema release titled Devil Within Her

US:  The English Export Version is MPAA R rated for:

The widescreen presentation under the title Devil Within Her, features almost 15 minutes of newer footage that was not shown in US theaters. This includes:

  • The complete credits,
  • a scene were Jessica meets Dimitri in the ritual grounds and
  • a scene showing Jessica with Robert and her children shopping down San Franisco and seeing Dimitri.
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MPAA
R rated
98:38s US: The shortened US Theatrical Version is MPAA R rated for:
The Devils

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  • Ken Russell's Film of The Devils

Devils Special DVD 2012

The Devil's is a 1971 UK drama by Ken Russell
With Vanessa Redgrave and Oliver Reed. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by Warners and the BBFC for cinema release. The BBFC X rating was overruled and banned by 17 local councils. Further cut in the US for an R rating. The Director's Cut has been found but never released except for 100 years of the BBFC cinema event.
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  The cut footage has been relocated along with a pre-cut scene known as the Rape of Christ. However these have yet to be incorporated into any release. Much to the irritation of genre fans Warner's are sitting on the Director's Cut and refuse to release it. The Director's Cut was shown at an event celebrating 100 years of the BBFC
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106:41s UK: The cut UK Cinema version/X Rated US Version was passed 18 without further cuts for:

This version restores the US cuts made for an R Rating and so is the cut/pre-cut UK Cinema Version. Note that this is misleadingly noted in the US as a Special Uncut Restored Version.

US: The UK Cinema Version is MPAA X Rated for:

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18

MPAA
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103:40s UK: The extensively cut US R Rated Version was passed 18 without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 1988 Warner VHS

US: The cut UK Cinema Version was passed X for its US release but was further cut for an R Rating. This R Rated version was cut as follows:

  1. Grandier (Oliver Reed) drives doctors away from dying woman loses some of hers screams and a little nudity.
  2. Sister Jeanne (Vanessa Redgrave) dream of Grandier as Christ does not show her licking Christ's wounds, clasped hands by a crown of thorns and some of the lovemaking scene.
  3. Shots of Jeanne masturbating and two shots of her whipping herself have been removed.
  4. A nude Phillipe (Georgina Hale) brought before Laubardemont (Dudley Sutton) has lost the pubic hair.
  5. An enema of Jeanna on the altar does not show the insertion of a syringe between her legs.
  6. Shots of nuns stripping and one vomiting have vanished
  7. the King's visit to Loudon has lost vomit and pubic hair along with a nun masturbating with a candle and an enema.
  8. A needle is Grandier's tongue has been cut.
  9. Whilst Laubardem collects statements against Grandier, we miss naked nuns kissing and caressing.
  10. The shot of a nun's hanging body been taken down has been cut to remove nudity.
  11. The torture of Grandier has lost 4 hammer blows and a shot of his bloody legs.
  12. As Grandier crawls to the stake, kicks by Barre (Michael Gothard) have been deleted
  13. The burning of Grandier has been reduced
  14. Jeanne inserting a purging device between her legs is no more.
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  UK: A pre-cut version was passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1971 cinema release

Based on article from sbbfc.co.uk

The film was first seen by the BBFC in an unfinished rough cut on 27 January 1971. At around the same time, this rough cut was also shown to senior executives from Warner Brothers, the film's distributor. Both the BBFC and Warners expressed strong reservations about the strong religious and sexual context of the film, which seemed likely to provoke significant controversy. Warners and the BBFC therefore drew up separate lists of the cuts they would require before the film could be distributed in the UK. Warners were content with their own plus the additional cuts requested by the BBFC and a full list of required changes was forwarded to the director.

The cuts were intended to reduce:

  • (i) the explicitness and duration of certain sexual elements, including an orgy of nuns
  • (ii) elements of violence and gore during an interrogation scene and the final burning of the character played by Oliver Reed
  • (iii) scenes that mixed sexual activity and religion in a potentially inflammatory fashion.

A modified - but still technically unfinished - version of the film was seen again by the BBFC on 8 April 1971, incorporating many (but not all) of the cuts requested by both the BBFC and by Warners. Ken Russell had toned down or removed what had been regarded as the most difficult scenes, including the entire Rape of Christ sequence in which a group of nuns cavort on a crucifix, whilst hoping that the significant reductions he had already made would perhaps allow certain other shots to remain. The BBFC requested further reductions in four sequences. Russell responded by complying fully with three of the cuts but insisted that the fourth additional cut could not be made properly because it would create continuity problems.

On 18 May 1971 the BBFC awarded an X certificate to the cut version of the film. Because of the scale of the changes made to the film (including the deletion of one entire scene) it is difficult to calculate accurately how much was removed from the film between January and May 1971. However, it is safe to say that several minutes were removed.

The resultant version suffered cuts as follows:

  • A scene showing nuns assaulting an effigy of the cross was deleted (approximately 30s)
  • An enema scene loses some details
  • The crushing of Grandier's legs loses details.
  • Grandier's tongue torture loses details
  • Shots of a priest being assaulted by nuns after the King's visit are missing
  • Jeanne masturbating with a chard bone was cut
  • Whippings scenes throughout were removed
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Local councils   UK: banned on by 17 local authorities who overruled the BBFC X rating, including Surrey, Blackpool, Sevenoaks, Plymouth and Nottingham.

In Tunbridge Wells, the film was in the middle of its run when it was subject to pickets from local church bodies and, despite a petition signed by 2,500 people in support of the film, the decision was made to cease screenings.

The Devil's Advocate

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The Devil's Advocate is a 1997 mystery thriller by Taylor Hackford.
With Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino and Charlize Theron. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
There were rights issues over a piece of sculpture. This was digitally removed and the several methods of doing this resulted in slightly different versions. Uncut otherwise.
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~144:00s UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for strong language, bloody violence, sex, references to rape for:

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

From IMDb and article from movie-censorship.com :

After the film's initial release, sculptor Frederick Hart sued Warner Bros. claiming that a large sculpture prominently featured in the film (on the wall of Al Pacino's penthouse apartment) is an unauthorized copy of his work Ex Nihilo , displayed at the entrance of Washington's Episcopal National Cathedral. According to a court settlement reached in February 1998, Warner has been authorized to release an initial run of 475,000 copies of the video of the film for rental, but had to re-edit the film for further releases.

Warner digitally altered the statue for home video releases. The intricate artwork was replaced with a vague swirly substitute without the disputed detail.

The 2012 so called Director's Cut simply tidies up a pan across the now swirly artwork. The original pan picked out interesting faces and figures. But when these were replaced by swirls, then the path of the pan made no sense. The Director's Cut replaces the pan with another that just moves in a straight line across the swirls. The time taken is unchanged, presumably as this maintains soundtracks.

The Devil's Men

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  • Land of the Minotaurr
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18

89:20s The Devil's men is a 1976 UK/US/Greece horror by Kostas Karagiannis.
With Donald Pleasence, Peter Cushing and Luan Peters. IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

  • 1987 Film and Video VHS
  • 1976 cinema release

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

  • 2012 Scorpion/Katrina's Nightmare Theatre Double Feature [Terror + The Devil's Men] R1 DVD at US Amazon
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  The US release titled Land of the Minotaur is cut for a PG rating
The Devil's Nightmare

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  • La plus longue nuit du diable

Devils Nightmare DVD Erika Blanc

La plus longue nuit du diable is a 1971 Belgium/Italy horror fantasy by Jean Brismée.
With Erika Blanc, Jean Servais and Daniel Emilfork. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1972 cinema release but uncut for 18 rated VHS and DVD. In the the US the PG version is cut but the R rated version is uncut.

Summary Notes

Six of seven tourists in a east European castle overnight are victims of a helper of the devil. Is Satan willing to spare their souls?

There is gratuitous nudity here and there, including a weird but very sexy succubus. But at other times the film does a great job of capturing the mood. It is scary and very well-crafted and didn't need all the nudity to be worth seeing, even if many of the characters are one-dimensional and silly.

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18

MPAA R
MPAA

89:47s UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

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X cert   UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1972 cinema release
mpaa cut
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MPAA PG
MPAA
  US: Cut for a PG Rating.

From IMDB. A lesbian sex scene was cut down

Devils of Darkness

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  • Talisman
BBFC uncut 15 cert 84:30s 1965 UK horror by Lance Comfort.
With William Sylvester, Hubert Noël and Carole Gray . IMDb

The snake dancing cut was restored without BBFC cuts for a 15 rating for:

  • 2007 Odeon R2 DVD
  • 1995 Arthouse VHS

DVDCompare.com reports other missing scenes possibly due to print damage

cut X cert   The 1965 cinema release was cut
  • A scene with a woman dancing with a snake was reduced
The Devil's Plaything The Devil's Plaything is a 1973 Sweden/Switzerland/West Germany horror by Joseph W. Sarno.

See Vampire Ecstasy

The Devil's Rejects

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  • TDR: The Devil's Rejects

Devils Rejects Special DVD

uncut 18 106:17s 2005 US/Germany horror film by Rob Zombie

The BBFC passed the Director's Cut 18 without cuts for the 2005 Technicolor DVD.

This contains scenes cut for a US R rating

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

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

BBFC uncut 18 104:26s The BBFC passed the Theatrical Version 18 without cuts for the 2005 cinema release and 2005 Technicolor DVD
The Devil's Rock

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The Devil's Rock is a 2011 New Zealand war horror fantasy by Paul Campion.
With Craig Hall, Matthew Sunderland and Gina Varela. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Set in the Channel Islands on the eve of D Day,two Kiwi commandos, sent to destroy German gun emplacements to distract Hitler's forces away from Normandy, discover a Nazi occult plot to unleash demonic forces to win the war.

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18 82:36s UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong gore for:
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Israel flag   Israel: Thanks to David:

I recently watched The Devil's Rock on Blu-ray which was an Israeli import taken from a U.S cut master print and to my horror it was completely missing the very graphic scene when the She Devil creature devours the Nazi's colonel's head like an anaconda and you see all the sheer pain/terror on his face (deservedly!!!) plus the resulting blood spurt. Uncut on DVD I must add!

 

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