Earth to Echo is a 2014 USA Sci-Fi adventure by Dave Green.
Starring Teo Halm, Astro and Reese Hartwig.
MPAA Rated PG For some action and peril, and mild language.
The film was edited just prior to release and resubmitted to the MPAA. The MPAA noted that the content is different from the previously submitted PG rated version under title Echo in October 2013. The changes did not result in a rating
change nor a change of rating reason.
A group of friends investigate a series of bizarre text messages they receive after a construction project begins in their neighborhood.
Eddie Murphy: Delirious is a 1983 USA TV comedy documentary by Bruce Gowers.
Starring Eddie Murphy, James Argiro and Gus Loundermon.
Cut by the BBFC for 1986 18 rated VHS. The cut were later waived for 2009 15 rated DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
Comedian Eddie Murphy brings his proudly raunchy comedy act to a sold-out stadium and pontificates in his own vulgarly hilarious fashion on such subjects as sexual orientation, puberty, dating, disciplinarian mothers, ice cream trucks, and the
personality traits of certain singers.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, sex references and hard drug references with previous cuts waived for:
Eden and After is a 1970 France/Czechoslovakia horror drama by Alain Robbe-Grillet.
Starring Catherine Jourdan, Lorraine Rainer and Sylvain Corthay.
Not cut in the UK or US. There exists an alternative version called N. Throws the Dice that is a remix of Eden and after
From the darkly erotic imagination of Alain Robbe-Grillet comes a dreamlike fable in which a group of decadent French students are drawn into the psychological and sexual games of a mysterious Dutchman (Pierre Zimmer). Once
they imbibe his "fear powder," the students experience a series of hallucinatory episodes: ruminations on death, explorations of sexual curiosity, and striking tableaux of sadomasochistic fantasy. This special edition includes
an interview with writer/director Robbe-Grillet, and a complete alternate cut of the film, entitled N. THROWS THE DICE.
UK: The Original Version was passed 18 uncut for strong sex and nudity for:
N. Rolls the Dice (N. a pris les de's... ) is less a new film as it is a radical remix of Eden and After, made for television using mostly footage and outtakes from the first film -- with some new footage -- to create something original.
The film is a mystery -- it marks itself out immediately as an anti-detective film, criticising the way crime films are too clean, lacking the enigmas and the vagaries of real life. And so here, the titular character throws the dice to decide
randomly what will develop in this story.
The acting is generally solid, with two major exceptions. Glynis Barber is out of place and looks uncomfortably wooden. This is more than made up for by the superb performance of Anthony Perkins. He conveys all the depravity
of Jack Hyde with a single twitch and loads a simple phrase like 'Our lucky day' with enough menace to fuel an entire series of mundane slasher pics.
The director (Gerard Kikoine on his legitimate debut - he's a converted pornmaster) shows plenty of neat touches and novel angles. Overall, highly impressive stuff and deserving of praise, especially for not trying to produce
a 'happy ending'.
Perkins' performance alone is worth the rental price.
UK: Passed 18 uncut with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 USA romance by Tim Burton.
Starring Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder and Dianne Wiest.
BBFC category cuts were required for PG rated 1991 cinema release, 1991 VHS and 1995 VHS. The film was later passed 12 uncut for Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.
In a castle high on top of a hill lives an inventor's greatest creation - Edward, a near-complete person. The creator died before he could finish Edward's hands; instead, he is left with metal scissors for hands. Since then, he has lived alone,
until a kind lady called Peg discovers him and welcomes him into her home. At first, everyone welcomes him into the community, but soon things begin to take a change for the worse.
8MM is a 1999 USA / Germany crime mystery thriller by Joel Schumacher.
Starring Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix and James Gandolfini.
Heavily cut for an MPAA R rating and this version has been used for all US and UK releases since.
A private investigator is hired to discover if a "snuff film" is authentic or not.
Germany: From IMDB. The German theatrical version is allegedly 9 seconds longer. Additional footage shows more of Poole being beaten to death by Tom Welles.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence, strong sex:
1999 Columbia/Tri-Star Home VHS
1999 cinema release
The film was heavily cut in the US to gain an R rating. No further cuts were required by the BBFC for the 1999 cinema release and 1999 Columbia/TriStar DVD.
Joel Schumacher's audio commentary on the DVD makes some fascinating observations with asides to censor cuts all over the place. Seems the MPAA really butchered the film and yet Schumacher ends up defending the censors.
Sex throughout was toned down. Eg background sexual activity was trimmed under the no more than two buttock-thrusts rule.
A lot of the conversation between Phoenix and Cage was removed because a bank of TV monitors in the background were showing hardcore.
Sequences in the underground sex club were trimmed to remove shots of enema porn
Machine's cutting of Phoenix's throat suffered the wrath of the censors.
88 Minutes is a 2007 USA/Germany/Canada mystery thriller by Jon Avnet.
With Al Pacino, Alicia Witt and Ben McKenzie.
There exists an alternative ending
On the day that a serial killer that he helped put away is supposed to be executed, a noted forensic psychologist and college professor receives a call informing him that he has 88 minutes left to live.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence and threat for:
2009 Warner Video
2008 cinema release
Alternative Ending Version
There also exists a version with an alternative ending
It's not an ordinary movie, it has the look and feel of those violent Westerns produced in Mexico back in the 60's and 70's, but this is something more. Much, much more.
This film is often regarded as one of the original cult films that sparked the Midnight Movie craze of the seventies. If you have a taste for midnight movies and get a kick out of absurd or unconventional themes, you'll
probably like this film on many levels. The film is a journey, and it's a testament to Alejandro Jodorowsky's vision and skill that one actually feels like they're along for the ride . The path in itself is just as mysterious as the
implications of what awaits just beyond the horizon.
No one can tell you what it is, it simply has to be experienced. Much of what you take from this film is actually what you brought to it. Bring an open mind and you'll be amazed.
The BBFC cut the 1973 cinema release.
The submitted running time was noted as 124:47s = 119:48s
Electra Glide in Blue is a 1973 USA crime mystery thriller by James William Guercio.
Starring Robert Blake, Billy Green Bush and Mitchell Ryan.
Cut in the US for an MPAA PG rating. Uncut for an X rated 1973 cinema release but home video versions all seem to be the cut US version.
A short Arizona motorcycle cop gets his wish and is promoted to Homicide following the mysterious murder of a hermit. He is forced to confront his illusions about himself and those around him in order to solve the case, eventually returning to
solitude in the desert.
US Theatrical Version
UK: The cut US PG-rated version was passed 18 without further BBFC cuts for:
The UK version has approx 17 additional frames of footage between the shot of the shotgun blast shattering motorcycle windscreen, and the rear shot of the exit wound. The 17 frames are of an additional angle of the shotgun blast's exit wound
filmed from the side in close up. The US version jumps from the shattering of the windscreen to the rear exit wound shot, without the close up of the effect of the shotgun blast to character's chest. The US edits are thought to be pre-release
cuts by the studio to secure a PG rating.
At 6:55s the man in the chair is skewered by Elektra from behind. In the uncut version, you see his gun dangling from the tip of her sword, which protrudes from his shirt (a nice touch). In the cut version, this shot was replaced with a
close-up shot of his hand holding the gun and then going limp. The director says the MPAA thought it was too early in the movie for something that graphic.
At 57:01 Elektra's friend and business contact is decapitated while kneeling on the floor of his house. In the uncut version, you see the sword stroke touch his neck in one frame, followed by three frames of his head flying up and away from
the neck. In the cut version, the frame prior to the blade touching the neck is shown, followed by an alternative shot of the antagonist swinging his sword, then it cuts to black.
At 84:16 when Elektra dispatches the leader of the bad guys down a well, she stabs him twice in the uncut version, with the second occurring at 84:22, but only once in the cut version.
At 85:06 Elektra throws one of her blades lethally at the evil Treasure woman through the hedges, and skewers her through the left eye. In the uncut version, three frames were restored in the profile shot of the knife approaching her and
knocking her backwards. In the cut version, the scene cuts from the previous approach shot directly to the blade already in her eye and knocking her backwards.
The BBFC note that this is a Home Entertainment Version with Updated End Credits
ELECTRA WOMAN & DYNA GIRL puts a fresh new twist on Sid and Marty Krofft’s cult classic ‘70s TV series. Starring YouTube sensations Grace Helbig (Electra Woman) and Hannah Hart (Dyna Girl), the crime-fi
ghting duo takes their super personas and crime-fi ghting chops up a notch when they move from small-town Ohio to the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles.
There's a forthcoming British movie that was a little bit too gory to get a 15 certificate. So I nipped round to the place where they were editing it and they [the film-makers] increased the shadows so that you could no longer see someone's
jaw hanging off.
Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals is a 1977 Italy horror adventure by Joe D'Amato (as Aristide Massaccesi).
Starring Laura Gemser, Gabriele Tinti and Nieves Navarro.
Cut by the BBFC for 1978 cinema release. Cut again for 2002 and 2004 18 rated DVD. The BBFC Cuts were waived for 2016 DVD and Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
Summary Notes Classic Cannibal Flick
While doing undercover work in a mental hospital, Emanuelle discovers a girl who seems to have been raised by a tribe of Amazonian cannibals
Emmanuelle and the Last Cannibals is simply put the best of the cannibal exploitation genre and for a good reason. First of all Laura Gemser is without a doubt, one of the sexiest women in the world
The jungle adventures are absolutely erotic, as everyone is constantly jumping each others bones. Including Gemser, and the sexy young blonde. That is until they run smack into the cannibals, and are inevitably captured, tortured, and eaten. Well,
except for the sexy little blonde, who is stripped naked, and, well um, lets just say the cannibals had "other" ideas for her. Emmanuelle, however, is on the way, and to the rescue!
UK: Subtitled Italian + dubbed English Versions passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, gore, sex, nudity, sexual violence with all previous BBFC cuts waived for:
Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals, a 1977 horror film which was originally cut for X before being cut again for 18 in 2002, was passed uncut. The BBFC considered previous cuts to sexual and sexualised violence against current Guidelines and
policy and, while still requiring restriction to adult audiences, the film's limited detail and lack of credibility meant that the intervention of cuts was no longer necessary.
Infamous exploitation movie supposedly mixing hardcore, bestiality and a bizarre subplot about the making of torture and snuff movies.
Joe D Amato had this to say about those scenes ...we shot the 'snuff' scenes in 35mm. Afterwards we scratched the negative and we printed it as 8mm, then blew it up to give it the illusion of reality... I don't know people
think it is real, it's just some bullshit.. it's only a movie, you know?
Joe D'Amato was asked how the rumor about the snuff footage being "real" got started and he had this to say: ...we shot that footage in a warehouse with a lot of "extras" (actors). One of the girls in
the scene wanted to make more money then she was making as an extra, so she filed a lawsuit saying that she was really abused during the filming....
Needless to say that with an entire film crew as witness to the fake acting, she lost the case. However, the rumour managed to circulate as truth.
Summary Review: Brutal Nights
Joe D'Amatos Emanuelle in America is one of the most notorious Italian sleaze epics ever. The story is about journalist Laura Gemser seeking out sensational news. She encounters a woman who loves horses, stays with a couple
in Venice who hold big orgies, a hotel where old women pay for the services of willing men and a senator who likes snuff movies.
Director D'Amato leaves nothing to the imagination with some hardcore sex (mostly softcore), very disturbing snuff gore footage of women being tortured and the most famous scene a woman getting intimate with a horse!. If
you like extreme sleaze cinema this film is a must see.
The Hardcore Version was passed 18 for strong sex and nudity after 4:31s of BBFC cuts for:
2011 Studio Canal Online
2011 Studio Canal DVD
The BBFC commented:
Company chose to make cuts to four sequences to remove sight of unsimulated sexual detail (fellatio, vaginal penetration, masturbation, ejaculation) in order to obtain an 18 classification. An R18 classification without these
cuts would have been available.
In addition, company was required to make compulsory cuts to a scene of bestiality (unsimulated sight of a naked woman masturbating a horse), in accordance with the current interpretation of the Obscene Publications Act 1959.
(Hopefully not caught by the Dangerous Pictures Act which prohibits only oral sex and intercourse with animals)
Company was also required to make compulsory cuts to four sequences of sadistic and sexual violence (naked women being humiliated, tortured, raped, branded, strangled, mutilated, and being violently penetrated with spiked objects, poles and
The Softcore Version pre-cut by 13:03s was passed 18 after a further 5:49s of BBFC cuts for:
Convinced that her father's death was not accidental, a beautiful girl decides to investigate to find out the truth, aided by her boyfriend. Her sleuthing draws her to a local mortuary, where many secrets will be revealed.
Fairly decent slasher flick with several jolts of suspense and gruesome deaths. Not a lot of blood and gore, but plenty of breasts both living and cadaver to enjoy. Fans of early 80's slasher flicks should give this one a try.
UK: Passed 18 after 2:13s of BBFC category cuts for:
Embrace is a 2016 Australia / Canada / Dominican Republic / Germany / USA / UK feminist documentary by Taryn Brumfitt.
Starring Renee Airya, Jade Beall and Taryn Brumfitt.
Never cut by Australian and New Zealand censors but the film made the news after the director successfully appealed against an Australian MA 15+ rating and won an M rating instead. In New Zealand the film censor exceptionally overruled the
Australian decision. The BBFC originally noted an uncut 15 rating, but this was replaced a few days later with a 12A rating.
When Body Image Activist Taryn Brumfitt posted an unconventional before-and-after photo in 2013 it was seen by more than 100 million people worldwide and sparked an international media frenzy. EMBRACE follows Taryn's crusade as she explores the
global issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we feel about ourselves and think about our bodies.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language for:
2016 cinema release. This was unreleased with the distributors preferring a cut 12A rating.
UK: The BBFC originally passed the film 15 uncut for strong language, nudity, brief surgical detail for:
2016 cinema release
A few days later the consumer advice was changed to remove the reference to nudity and surgical images. The entry then became: strong language. The original advice was restored after the rating was reduced to 12A.
Australia: The original MA15+ rating was downrated to M (PG-15) for nudity on appeal. The Review board explained:
A three-member panel of the Classification Review Board has unanimously determined that the film Embrace is classified M (Mature) with the consumer advice Nudity .
The National Classification Code and Classification Guidelines allows for nudity to occur at the M level if it is justified by context. In the Classification Review Board's opinion Embrace warrants an M classification because the scenes of
nudity and of women's breasts and genitals in the film are justified by the context of the documentary approach to women's body image and their impact is no higher than moderate.
New Zealand: Passed M with a descriptive note for offensive language and nudity .
The New Zealand M rating is an advisory 16 rating.
UK: Passed 12A for infrequent strong language, nudity, brief surgical detail after 9s of BBFC category cuts for:
2017 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
Company chose to reduce the number of uses of strong language (by bleeping spoken uses and blurring written uses) in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.
The BBFC Insight reveals a few more details about the content after cuts:
Infrequent [3 occurrences] strong language ('fuck') is seen on a website page. There is also milder bad language, including uses of shit , arse and God , and some bleeped and visually obscured additional uses of stronger
There is brief sexualised nudity, including a shot of pole dancing. Several scenes feature non sexual nudity, including female genital nudity.
Embrace of the Vampire is a 1995 US horror by Anne Goursaud.
With Martin Kemp, Rebecca Ferratti and Glori Gold.
Uncut in the UK and on US Unrated releases. There is also a cut US R rated version
Summary Review: Alyssa Milano Nude
An 18-year-old college freshman is seduced by a handsome vampire lover who introduce her to a dark world of carnal desires.
So what does this movie have? Well, Alyssa Milano, frequently nude, and occasionally in softcore sex scenes. Does that make it worth watching? Yes, definitely if you enjoy Alyssa Milano. Her portrayal of a naive, virginal
co-ed rings a little less than true, but her seduction scene with the photographer alone is almost worth the price of the tape. The vampire orgy sequence and her dream foursome certainly round out the cost of the video.
It was given much consideration before it was judged that in the full context of an uncut classification it was clearer that there was no endorsement of the 'rape myth'. It was consequently passed '18' without cuts
Summary Review: Box office success
Emmanuelle , released in 1974 was the first soft core porn movie to achieve major box office success, and this after the French government tried to have it banned. With utter predictability this ensured the film was
an overnight success in it's native France, and it also went on to triumph in the USA where it was marketed as an art house movie.
Directed by Just Jaeckin, who also directed The Story Of O the movie features some truly eye catching cinematography using the exotic Thai locations and the performance of the striking natural beauty Kristel is
As soft-core porn Emmanuelle is probably as good as you will see. Judged purely as a piece of cinema it's not that great but most people will view it purely as the former so it does it's job very well.
UK: Passed 18 after 38s of cuts with some cuts waived for:
In 1979 the BBFC now under James Ferman went on a crusade against the depiction of sexual violence. They revoked the X certificate and asked for a further 1:01s of cuts to delete the rape scene. Ferman warned the film's distributor that
if the Board's requested cut of 61 seconds was ignored, he would inform local authorities that the film was illegal as it stood.
Cuts were made to the film, principally to reduce the sexual detail. As well as reducing the amount of implied thrusting, oral sex and masturbation in a number of sequences, the Board deleted an entire scene showing a night
club act in which a woman 'smokes' a cigarette with her vagina.
Perhaps surprisingly given the later treatment of the film, a sequence in which Emmanuelle is raped in an opium den as part of her 'sexual education' was left largely intact, with only minimal cuts to reduce the amount of
Emmanuelle returns to her husband in Hong Kong and proceeds to have several extramarital affairs -- with his knowledge, of course. Her husband's lover and American guest are both very puzzled by their openness.
Emmannuelle films are burdened with ponderous, annoying pretentiousness, and the audience must sit through way too much boring down-time between sex scenes that tend to tease more than satisfy.
However this episode features the lovely Catherine Rivet and it is well worthwhile sitting through the stodge for the very erotic soapy massage.
UK: Passed 18 after 30s of BBFC cuts for
2000 Universal VHS
1991 Braveworld VHS
UK: Passed X (18) after ~1:44s of BBFC cuts for:
1982 cinema release
UK: The cut version was also released on pre-cert VHS
1987 French film by Steve Barnett/Walerian Borowczyk
Some cuts were waived in 2001 but the release was still cut with the following BBFC comment: Company chose to cut clear sight of dildo penetration for 18. An uncut R18 was available to the distributor.
Emmanuelle 5 was released in two versions: one with softcore love scenes typical of the series, and a French home video version that extended several scenes with hardcore sex directed by Borowczyk himself. The scenes in question are the Love
Express and dance studio segments, embellished with penetration, ejaculation and even a woman urinating. This VHS version also omits several minutes of footage seen in the theatrical version (including dialogue and crucial plot), so it cannot be
considered an "uncut version".
Emmanuelle and the Deadly Black Cobra is a 1976 Italy drama by Joe D'Amato.
Starring Jack Palance, Laura Gemser and Gabriele Tinti.
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1977. A pre-cut version was passed 18 for 1986 VHS. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Judas, a wealthy playboy living in Hong Kong, is obsessed with snakes. His apartment is full of them, and he treats them as if they were his children. One night Judas' brother persuades him to accompany him to see a dance act at a nightclub. Judas
is astounded to see that the act consists of a beautiful Asian woman who dances nude while holding a python. He is immediately smitten, and winds up hiring her to take care of his snakes while he's away on business. However, things start to take a
Personally I found both the film and Olinka Hardiman boring. Its interest lies only with those "completists" interested in either Olinka Hardiman's nudity or the "Emmanuelle" series. However I doubt that
this film has any relationship to the "Emmanuelle" series except for opportunistic exploitation of the title.
The Emoji Movie is a 2017 USA children's cartoon comedy by Tony Leondis.
Starring TJ Miller, Anna Faris and Sofía Vergara.
BBFC category cuts were required for a 2017 U rated cinema release.
The Emoji Movie unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone's user. In this world, each
emoji has only one facial expression - except for Gene, an exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become "normal" like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy
best friend Hi-5 and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak. Together, they embark on an epic "app-venture" through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the Code that will fix Gene. But when a greater
danger threatens the phone, the fate of all emojis depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before it's deleted forever.
advised category cuts
UK: 2D and 3D versions were passed U for mild rude humour, comic threat, very mild bad language after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:
2017 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
This film was originally seen for advice, at which stage the company was advised it was likely to be classified PG but that their preferred U could be achieved by removing some mild bad language. When the film was submitted for formal
classification, the mild bad language in question had been removed and the film was therefore classified U.
The BBFC explained further in its annual report covering 2017:
The early submission contained a visual use of WTF, which is considered as disguised strong language, and a use of the term 'turd'. The terms are likely to confound parental expectation at the most junior category, so the
BBFC advised the distributor to remove the language in order to obtain the desired U classification.
Emperor of the North is a 1973 USA action adventure thriller by Robert Aldrich.
Starring Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine and Keith Carradine.
BBFC category cuts for violence were required for an AA rated 1973 cinema release. The violence cuts were waived for 15 rated 1993 VHS and 2007 DVD but new animal cruelty cuts were imposed. These animal cruelty cuts were waived for uncut 15 rated
DVD in 2016. The film is uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.
It is during the great depression in the US, and the land is full of people who are now homeless. Those people, commonly called "hobos", are truly hated by Shack (Borgnine), a sadistical railway conductor who swore that no hobo will ride
his train for free. Well, no-one but "A" Number One (Lee Marvin), who is ready to put his life at stake to become a local legend - as the first person who survived the trip on Shack's notorious train.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence with previous BBFC video cuts waived for: