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Ebola Syndrome

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Ebola Syndromes is a 1996 Hong Kong comedy horror by Herman Yau.

See Self Censored List: Ebola Syndrome

Eddie Murphy: Delirious

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Eddie Murphy Delirious 25th Anniversary

Eddie Murphy: Delirious is a 1983 USA TV comedy documentary by Bruce Gowers.
Starring Eddie Murphy, James Argiro and Gus Loundermon. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
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.

Summary Notes

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.

BBFC uncut
uncut
15

MPAA
Unrated

68:51s

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, sex references and hard drug references with previous cuts waived for:

US:   uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
11s
18 68:40s

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

From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were:

  • Cut by 11 seconds to remove a joke reference to heroin
Edge of Sanity

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  • Dr. Jekyll et Mr. Hyde

Edge of Sanity DVD cover

Edge of Sanity is a 1989 UK / France / Hungary / USA horror thriller by Gérard Kikoïne.
Starring Anthony Perkins, Glynis Barber and Sarah Maur Thorp. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Cut for 18 rated cinema and VHS releases in 1989. Uncut and 18 rated since 2004 DVD. Cut for a US MPAA R rating but the the Unrated Version is uncut.

Review from Trash City : Generally Solid

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.

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

87:02s UK: Passed 18 uncut with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

mpaa cut
1:07s
MPAA R ~85:00s US : The R Rated version is cut by 1:07s

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . The cuts are:

  • Murder 2. Removed Jeckyll pleasuring a bare breasted prostitute by rubbing his cane between her legs
  • Removed Jeckyll slitting the throat of the same prostitute
  • The several shots of her corpse are deleted
  • Murder 3. Removed Jeckyll murdering a second prostitute with a scalpel.
BBFC cut
2:10s
18 84:19s UK: The Unrated Version was passed 18 after 2:10s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1989 Palace VHS
  • 1989 cinema release

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . The BBFC cuts are:

  • Murder 1. Cuts to Jeckyll cutting a prostitutes slip off with a knife
  • Cuts to the same prostitutes' naked behnd
  • Cuts to Jeckyll hitting the prostitute
  • Cuts to Jeckyll slitting her throat
  • Murder 2. Removed Jeckyll pleasuring a bare breasted prostitute by rubbing his cane between her legs
  • Removed Jeckyll slitting the throat of the same prostitute
  • The several shots of her corpse are deleted
Edge of the Axe

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26s 18 86:58s 1989 film by Jose Ramon Larraz
Edward Scissorhands

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  • El joven manos de tijera

Edward Scissorhands 25th Anniversary Blu ray

Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 USA romance by Tim Burton.
Starring Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder and Dianne Wiest. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
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.

Summary Notes

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.

BBFC Case study

See further details in article from bbfc.co.uk
BBFC uncut
uncut
12

MPAA PG-13

100:38s

UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate violence for:
  • 2015 20th Century Fox RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2007 20th Century Fox RB Blu-ray
US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:
BBFC cut
category cuts
15s
PG 100:24s

submitted
100:38s
UK: Passed PG after 15s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2007 20th Century Fox R2 DVD
  • 1995 Fox Video VHS
BBFC cut
category cuts
8s
PG 104:42s
=100:31s

submitted
104:50s
=100:38s
UK: Passed PG after 8s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1991 CBS/Fox VHS
  • 1991 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

Reel 6: In final fight between Edward and Jim, reduce intensity of violence by:

  • removing heavy kick to Edward's midriff as he rests on hands and knees after being hit by falling ceiling and

  • by reducing sight of Edward being hit on head by board weileded by Jim to final blow only

Earth to Echo

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Earth to Echo is a 2014 USA Sci-Fi adventure by Dave Green.
Starring Teo Halm, Astro and Reese Hartwig. IMDb

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.

Summary Notes

A group of friends investigate a series of bizarre text messages they receive after a construction project begins in their neighborhood.

Eden and After

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  • L'éden et après
  • N Throws the Dice
Eden and After is a 1970 France/Czechoslovakia horror drama by Alain Robbe-Grillet.
Starring Catherine Jourdan, Lorraine Rainer and Sylvain Corthay. BBFC link IMDb

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

Promotional Material

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.
uncut
Original Version
18

MPAA
Unrated

97:58s UK: The Original Version was passed 18 uncut for strong sex and nudity for:

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

uncut
Alternative  Version
MPAA
Unrated
  UK: The Alternative Version titled N Throws the Dice was passed 18 uncut for strong sex and nudity for:

US: The Alternative Version titled N Throws the Dice is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2014 Redemption [Original version + Alternative version] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon

See article from strangethingsarehappening.com :

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 Eel

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  • Unagi
uncut
Director's Cut
Australia R18+ 134:20s The Eel is a 1997 Japan drama by Shôhei Imamura.
With Kôji Yakusho, Misa Shimizu and Mitsuko Baishô. IMDb

Australia: The Madmen Entertainment DVD features the Director's Cut

BBFC uncut 18 111:48s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2011 Artificial Eye R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1999 20th Century Fox VHS
  • 1998 cinema release
The Eight Escorts

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  • 8 Peerless Treasures
5s 15 cert 93:54s 1979 Hong Kong martial arts film by Hsueh Li Pao

Cut when submitted in 2004 with the following BBFC comment: Cut required to remove sight of genuine animal cruelty (a horse being pulled over backwards)

8MM

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  • 8mm - Acht Millimeter
BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut

18

MPAA
Rated R

118:09s 1999 US thriller film by Joel Schumacher

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.
8MM 2

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BBFC uncut 18 102:34s 2005 US thriller by JS Cardone.
With Johnathon Schaech, Lori Heuring and Bruce Davison . IMDb

Passed 18 uncut for:

  • 2007 Universal R2 DVD
  • 2005 R2 DVD

This seems to be the Unrated Version. There is also a cut US R Rated version to avoid.

88 Minutes

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88 Minutes is a 2007 USA/Germany/Canada mystery thriller by Jon Avnet.
With Al Pacino, Alicia Witt and Ben McKenzie. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

There exists an alternative ending

Summary Notes

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.

uncut
Original Version
15 cert 102:34s UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence and threat for:
  • 2009 Warner Video
  • 2008 cinema release
uncut
Alternative Ending Version
  110:57s There also exists a version with an alternative ending
El Canibal 1980 Italian/Spanish/West German adventure by Jess Franco

See The Devil Hunter

El Club El Club is a 2015 Chile drama by Pablo Larraín.

See Banned International: El Club

El Inca El Inca is a 2016 Venezuela romance by Ignacio Castillo Cottin.
Starring Alexander Leterni, Scarlett Jaimes and Miguel Ferrari. IMDb

See Banned International: El Inca

El Topo

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  • The Mole

El Topo DVD Alejandro Jodorowsky

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uncut
18

  MPAA
Unrated

119:27s 1970 Mexico western by Alejandro Jodorowsky.
With Alejandro Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky and José Legarreta. IMDb

The BBFC waived their cuts for:

  • 2007 Tartan R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2007 cinema release
  • 1999 Nouveaux VHS

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Summary review: The Original Cult Movie

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.

cut X cert   The BBFC cut the 1973 cinema release.

The submitted running time was noted as 124:47s = 119:48s

Elektra

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Elektra Directors Cut Two Disc Collectors

uncut
uncut
12 cert

MPAA
Unrated

95:40s 2005 Canada/US action film by Rob Bowman

The BBFC passed the Director's Cut 12 without BBFC cuts for 2005 20th century Fox DVD

The Directors Cut restores the MPAA inspired cuts for PG-13 and also adds extra dialogue

The Director's Cut region 1 DVD is available via UK Amazon
The Director's Cut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon

BBFC uncut

MPAA
cuts

12 cert

MPAA
PG-13

92:46s The BBFC passed the Theatrical Version 12 without BBFC cuts for the 2005 cinema release and 2005-6 20th century Fox DVDs

The MPAA inspired cuts are described in article from cosmos.net.au :

  • 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.
Electra Woman and Dyna Girl

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Electra Woman Dyna Girl DVD

Electra Woman and Dyna Girlis a 2016 TV action comedy adventure by Chris Marrs and Piliero.
Starring Andy Buckley, Clayton Chitty and Christopher Coutts. BBFC link IMDb
TV Series with a Home Entertainment Version.
BBFC uncut
uncut
15 77:49s UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong gory images for:

The BBFC note that this is a Home Entertainment Version with Updated End Credits

Promotional Material

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.
Elfie Hopkins

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  • Elfie Hopkins: Cannibal Hunter
Elfie Hopkins is a 2012 UK horror thriller by Ryan Andrews.
With Ray Winstone, Jaime Winstone and Kimberley Nixon. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for a 15 rating. No reports yet about the US release

BBFC cut
6s
15 cert 88:49s UK: Passed 15 for strong violence, language and soft drug use after 6s of BBFC cuts for category for:
  • 2012 Kaleidoscope RB Blu-ray
  • 2012 Kaleidoscope R2 DVD
  • 2012 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

Company chose to make reductions in two scenes of bloody violence in order to achieve a 15 classification:

  • A man being stabbed repeatedly with a knife (the number of stabs was significantly reduced)

  • In one scene a man is shot in the head, resulting in a brief explosion of blood and gore. (the shot in question is extremely fleeting, having been reduced by cuts)

An uncut 18 classification was available.

From  Interview with David Cooke and Craig Lapper from  telegraph.co.uk . Senior BBFC examiner Craig Lapper said, (presumably about Elfie Hopkins):

  • 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.

Eliminators

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SciFi Marathon America Eliminators Guardians

Eliminators is a 1986 USA/Spain sci-fi thriller by Peter Manoogian.
With Andrew Prine, Denise Crosby, Patrick Reynolds. BBFC link IMDb
Uncut in the US but the BBFC cut a nunchuka scene by differing amounts for UK VHS.

Summary Notes: Aspiring to be a B Movie

A former pilot rebels against his creator, teaming up with the scientist responsible for android technology, her pet robot Spot, a rough-and-tumble riverboat guide, and a martial arts warrior.

I think this movie its intentions were quite serious but however the end result of course is nothing but a typical 80's B-movie and not a very good one either.

uncut
uncut
MPAA PG
MPAA
~95:00s
=~91:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
BBFC cut
10s
15 cert 95:12s
=91:24s
UK: Passed 15 after 10s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1995 NTV Entertainment VHS

From IMDb.

  • The nunchuck scene when Kuji meets Nora & Harry is partially cut. The introduction of the weapon can be seen, though 10 seconds were removed from the rest of the sequence.
BBFC cut
31s
15 cert 91:25s UK: Passed 15 after 0:31s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1986 Entertainment in Video VHS

From IMDb.

  • The nunchuck scene when Kuji meets Nora & Harry is completely missing.
Elvis

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  • Elvis the Movie
uncut
uncut
U cert 161:08s 1979 US TV biography by John Carpenter. With Kurt Russell, Shelley Winters and Bing Russell. IMDb

The Extended Version was passed U Uncut for:

There are also other versions:

  • US Theatrical Version at ~150:00s = ~144:00s PAL
  • German shortened Theatrical Version at 100:25s
Emanuele 3

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  • Le Journal érotique d'une Thailandaise
  • Carnet intime
  • Carnet intime d'une Thailandaise (France X-rated version)
  • Clitò petalo del sesso
  • Emmanuelle 3
  • Oh Bangkok
Emanuele 3 is a 1980 France/Italy/Hong Kong adventure by Jean-Marie Pallardy.
With Sylvie Cointre, Jean-Marie Pallardy and France Lomay. BBFC link IMDb

A softcore version was further cut by the BBFC for cinema and VHS. The BBFC cuts were waived for DVD but still softcore

uncut
uncut
France flag ~91:00s
=~87:00s
France: The original French version includes hardcore scenes.
BBFC uncut

cut for softcore
14:15s

18 72:45s UK: The Softcore Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts and one previous cinema cut waived for:
  • 2012 Firefly Video titled Emanuele 3
  • 2012 Firefly Online titled Emanuele 3
  • 2008 Pegasus R0 DVD titled Emanuele 3
  • 2003 Pegasus R0 DVD titled Emanuele 3

The hardcore version runs at about 91 minutess so estimated pre-cuts for the softcore version are 14:15s

BBFC cut
cut

cut for softcore
14:15s

18

X cert

72:12s UK: The Softcore Version was further cut by the BBFC for:
  • 1986 Network VHS titled Emmanuelle 3
  • 1980 cinema release titled Emmanuelle 3
Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals

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  • Emanuelle e gli ultimi cannibali
  • Emanuelle's Amazon Adventure
  • Trap Them and Kill Them

Emanuelle Cannibals Blu ray Laura Gemser

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. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
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!

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

88:08s 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:
The BBFC commented in its 2015 Annual Report:

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.

Denmark: Uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC cut
1:58s
18 87:24s UK: Passed 18 after 1:58s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2004 Starlite R2 DVD
  • 2002 Orbit R0 DVD

The BBFC commented:

Cuts required to sight of woman's nipple being sliced off, sexualised rape and sexualised evisceration of women.
BBFC cut
cut
X cert 87:07s
=83:38s
UK: Passed X (18) after substantial BBFC cuts for:
  • 1978 cinema release
Emanuelle Around the World 1977 Italian sex film by Joe D'Amato

See Confessions of Emanuelle

Emanuelle in America

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  • Brutal Nights
  • Black Emanuelle in America

Emanuelle America DVD Region NTSC

 

Uncut version is available at:
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
uncut
uncut
  MPAA
Unrated
~100:00s
=~96:00s
1976 Italian sex drama by Joe D'Amato.
With Laura Gemser and Gabriele Tinti. IMDb

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

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.

BBFC
4:31s
18 91:42s 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 metal hooks).

cut
total
18:52s

BBFC
5:49s

cut
pre-cut
13:03s

18 79:05s The Softcore Version pre-cut by 13:03s was passed 18 after a further 5:49s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 VPD VHS

See pictorial differences between softcore and hardcore versions at movie-censorship.com

BBFC
cut
X cert 87:15s
=83:46s
The Softcore Version was passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1977 cinema release
Emanuelle in Bangkok

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  • Black Emanuelle Goes East
  • Black Emanuelle En Orient
  • Emanuelle nera: Orient reportage
  • Emanuelle in Bangkok
  • Emanuelle nera 2
  • Black Emanuelle 2
  • The New Black Emanuelle

Emanuelle in Bangkok DVD

Emanuelle in Bangkok is a 1976 Italian sex film by Joe D'Amato
With Laura Gemser and Gabriele Tinti. BBFC link IMDb

Uncut in the US but all UK releases have been cut by up to 4:26s

uncut
uncut
  MPAA
Unrated
~92:00s
=~88:00s
 
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
4:26s
18 83:25s UK: Passed 18 for strong sex and nudity after 4:26s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2008 Optimum R2 DVD titled Emanuelle in Bangkok

The BBFC commented:

  • Compulsory cuts were required to remove a scene of rape that eroticises and endorses sexual violence
  • and to remove two sequences of unsimulated animal cruelty (a cockfight and a fight between a mongoose and a snake).
  • In addition, the company chose to remove explicit shots of unsimulated sexual activity (vaginal penetration with a ping pong ball) in order to obtain an '18' classification.
  • An 'R18' without these cuts to sexual detail was available.
BBFC cut
3:40s
18 87:03s
=83:34s
UK: Passed 18 after 3:40s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1995 Lumiere VHS Titled Black Emanuelle Goes East
BBFC cut
3:25s
18 86:35s
83:07s
UK: Passed 18 after 3:25s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1995 VPD VHS Titled Black Emanuelle Goes East
BBFC cut
cut
X cert 89:32s
=85:57s
UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1977 cinema release titled Black Emanuelle 2
Emanuelle in Prison

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uncut
uncut
18 85:27s 1983 Italy/France adult drama by Bruno Mattei

The film was passed 18 uncut for the 2003 Michael Lee DVD.

Beware of a heavily cut US R Rated version

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

Emanuelle's Sweet Revenge

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  • I Mavri Emmanouella
  • Emanuelle the Seductress (US censored version)
  • Emanuelle's Daughter
  • Emanuelle: Queen Bitch (UK)
  • Emanuelle: Queen of Sados
  • Emmanouella sto nisi tis Afroditis, I (Greece)
6:58s 18 82:39s 1979 Greece/Cyprus softcore film by Ilias Mylonakos

The BBFC cut the Pegasus DVD by 6:58s when submitted in 2008 with the following statement:

Cuts were required to remove scenes in which a naked or semi-naked child is portrayed in a sexual and exploitative manner, including a scene of sexual violence.

cut X cert   The cinema version was cut by the BBFC in 1980. It was titled Emanuelle: Queen Bitch
Embalmed

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  • Mortuary

Mortuary DVD Region US NTSC

uncut
uncut
MPAA
R rated
  Mortuary is a 1983 US horror by Howard Avedis.
With Mary Beth McDonough, David Wallace and Bill Paxton. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

Summary Review: Fairly Decent

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.

BBFC
2:13s
18 86:43s UK: Passed 18 after 2:13s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1986 Mighty Fair VHS

The heavy BBFC cuts were to:

  • A stabbing with a surgical knife
  • A murder with an axe in the back
  • An embalming scene with topless nudity
Embrace

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Poster Embrace 2016 Taryn Brumfitt

Embrace is a 2016 Australia / Canada / Dominican Republic / Germany / USA / UK feminist documentary by Taryn Brumfitt.
Starring Renee Airya, Jade Beall and Taryn Brumfitt. BBFC link IMDb
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.

Summary Notes

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.

BBFC uncut
uncut
15

Australian M rating
Australia

NZ M rating
NZ

90:01s
=86:25s

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.
BBFC cut
9s
category
cuts
12A cert 90:01s 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 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 language.

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

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  • The Nosferatu Diaries: Embrace of the Vampire
Embrace of the Vampire is a 1995 US horror by Anne Goursaud.
With Martin Kemp, Rebecca Ferratti and Glori Gold. BBFC link IMDb

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.

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

88:44s UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2006 Medusa/E1 R2 DVD via UK Amazon
  • 2003 Prism R2 DVD
  • 1997 Medusa VHS
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
MPAA
cut
~1:00s
MPAA
R rated
  US: There is also a cut US R Rated version lacking about a minute from the nude scenes.
Emmanuelle

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Emmanuelle DVD Sylvia Kristel

 

Uncut version is available at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon Blu-ray at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at US Amazon  
uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

90:26s 1974 French erotic film by Just Jaekin.
With Sylvia Kristel, Alain Cuny and Marika Green. IMDb

UK: Passed 18 uncut after BBFC cuts wived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

From the 2007 BBFC Annual Report:

  • 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 surprisingly good.

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.

BBFC
38s
18 89:44s UK: Passed 18 after 38s of cuts with some cuts waived for:
  • 2001 Momentum R2 DVD

See cuts details from sbbfc.co.uk :

The cut to the smoking of the cigarette was waived as tasteless but not harmful or illegal

  • the rape scene was still reduced to establishment

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC
1:25s
18 89:03s UK: Passed 18 after 1:25s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1990 Braveworld VHS

See cuts details from sbbfc.co.uk :

The sex cuts required on film in 1974 were no longer necessary by contemporary standards and only two cuts were insisted upon for video release, namely:

  1. to remove the woman smoking a cigarette through her vagina and
  2. to remove the entire rape in the opium den, as cut on film in the late 70s.

Unfortunately, a duplication error led to the uncut version being released on video in 1991, leading to a major and costly product recall.

BBFC
3:45s
X cert 90:02s
=86:26s
UK: Recalled and cut by a further 1:01s for an X certificate for:
  • 1979 UK cinema release

See cuts details from sbbfc.co.uk :

  • 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.
BBFC
2:44s
X cert 91:03s
=87:24s
UK: Passed X after 2:44s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1974 cinema release

See cuts details from sbbfc.co.uk :

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 thrusting seen.

Emmanuelle 2

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  • Emmanuelle l'antivierge
  • Emmanuelle's 7th Heaven
  • Emmanuelle, the Queen
  • Emmanuelle: The Joys of a Woman

Emmanuelle 2 DVD Sylvia Kristel

uncut
uncut
18

pre-cert VHS

MPAA
Unrated

87:31s
=84:01s
 
Emmanuelle 2 is a 1975 French erotica by Francis Giacobetti
With Sylvia Kristel, Umberto Orsini and Frédéric Lagache. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 18 uncut with BBFC cuts waived for:

  • 2012 Studio Canal video
  • 2012 Studio Canal Online
  • 2001 Momentum R2 DVD at Amazon titled Emmanuelle l'antivierge
UK: Released uncut on pre-cert video for:
  • 1982 Thorn EMI VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Summary Review: A very erotic soapy massage

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.

BBFC cut
30s
18 84:49s

 

UK: Passed 18 after 30s of BBFC cuts for
  • 2000 Universal VHS
  • 1991 Braveworld VHS
BBFC cut
~1:44s
pre-cert VHS

X cert

85:42s
=82:16s
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

Emmanuelle 3       1980 French adult film by Jean-Marie Pallardy

See Emanuelle 3

Emmanuelle 4

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  • Emmanuelle IV

Emmanuelle 4 DVD Sylvia Kristel

See trailer from youtube.com

Uncut version is available at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
uncut
uncut
18 88:32s 1983 French film by Francis Leroi/Iris Letans
With Sylvia Kristel and Mia Nygren. IMDb

Passed 18 uncut for strong sex with all previous BBFC cuts waived for:

  • 2011 Studio Canal Online
  • 2011 Studio Canal video
  • 2001 Momentum R2 DVD via UK Amazon

There are reports that hardcore scenes were shot, but were never used. These explicit scenes, which did not involve the main actors, have turned up as extras on some European DVD releases.

BBFC
2:47s
18 85:00s The cut cinema version was passed 18 after a further 10s of BBFC cuts (now totalling 2:47s) for:
  • 1987 Canon VHS
BBFC
2:37s
18 88:55s
=85:22s
Passed 18 after 2:37s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1984 cinema release
Emmanuelle 5

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  • Emmanuelle V
45s 18 80:01s 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.

from IMDb

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".

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

A hardcore version was released in France:

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

2:41s 18 76:00s  The Vestron Video International version of 1988 and the Video Collection release from 1993 both suffered the same cuts
Emmanuelle 6

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2s 18 75:36s 1988 French film by Bruno Zincone

The BBFC cut 8s from the 1990 cinema version and 2s from the 1990 Video Programme Distributors video

There is also a French version with 10 minutes of added hardcore

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

Emmanuelle: A World of Desire

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  • Emmanuelle 2: A World of Desire
cut for softcore
17s
18 92:35s 1998 release drama by L. L. Shapira (Screen Multimedia)
Emmanuelle: Concealed Fantasy

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cut for softcore
5s
18 94:07s 1998 release (Screen Multimedia)
Emmanuelle Goes to Cannes

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  • The Elementary Stud

Emmanuelle Goes to Cannes DVD

3:45s 18 76:49s 1980 French erotic film by Jean-Marie Pallardy

Cut by a further 14s for the 1987 Sex-Cess & 2003 video and 2003 Pegasus DVD

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

Review from IMDb ; Emmanuelle Exploitation

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.

3:31s 18 80:33s
=77:20s
Cut for a cinema release in 1984
Emmanuelle in Soho

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BBFC uncut

soft

18 64:56s 1981 UK adult film by David Hughes

The Softcore Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for the 1981 cinema release, 1986 Network video, 1997 Lazer video and 2010 Odeon DVD.

The US Version has an added 6 minute prologue.

There is also a Hardcore Version, but inserts were added that were not performed by the original cast.

Emmanuelle: Queen of the Galaxy

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  • Emmanuelle in Space
soft
3s
18 94:32s 1994 release adult by L. L. Shapiro ( Screen Multimedia)
Emmanuelle's Revenge

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Emmanuelle's Revenge is a 1993 France romance by Francis Leroi.
Starring Marcela Walerstein, George Lazenby and Sylvia Kristel. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1997 VHS.

Summary Notes

Sensual adventures in Africa and New Mexico for Emmanuelle as she learns a sexy secret of her good friend and former lover, Mario.

BBFC cut
1:07s
18 88:15s UK: Passed 18 after 1:07s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1997 IMC VHS
The BBFC cuts were:
  • At 11 minutes. When woman has troilistic sex with two men, remove sight of oral/genital and penetrative sex with all three parties involved simultaneously
Emperor of the North

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  • Emperor of the North Pole

Emperor North DVD Lee Marvin

Emperor of the North is a 1973 USA action adventure thriller by Robert Aldrich.
Starring Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine and Keith Carradine. BBFC link IMDb
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.

Summary Notes

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.

BBFC uncut
uncut
15

MPAA PG
MPAA

115:25s

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence with previous BBFC video cuts waived for: US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
3s
15 115:11s

submitted
115:25s
UK: Passed 15 for strong violence after 3s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 2007 Optimum Releasing [Widescreen] video
The BBFC commented:
  • Compulsory cut required to remove sight of real animal cruelty, in this case using a live chicken to hit two characters, in accordance with BBFC Policy.
UK: Passed 15 after 3s of BBFC animal cruelty cuts but with previous film cuts for violence waived for:
  • 1993 Fox VHS
BBFC cut
cuts
AA submitted
120:00s
=115:12s
UK: Passed AA (14) after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1973 cinema release

From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were:

  • Cut by 3s to remove shots of 2 men being hit with a live chicken during a fight scene.
  • Edits made to remove axe blows
  • Edits made to a man being throttled by a chain.
Empire of the Ants

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  • H.G. Wells' Empire of the Ants

Empire Ants DVD Joan Collins

Empire of the Ants is a 1977 USA Sci-Fi horror by Bert I Gordon.
Starring Joan Collins, Robert Lansing and John David Carson. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Heavily cut for an A rated cinema release in 1977. Uncut on 15 rated 2002 DVD. Uncut in the US.

Summary Notes

Sleazy scam artist Joan Collins tries to sell phony real estate deals down in the Florida everglades. What she and her unsuspecting buyers don't know is the area has been taken over by giant ants!

BBFC uncut
uncut
15

MPAA PG
MPAA

85:57s

UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC cut
category cuts
A 84:00s
=80:38s

UK: Passed A (PG) after category cuts for:
  • 1977 cinema release

From IMDb. The original UK cinema version was heavily cut for an A (PG) certificate to:

  • reduce sounds of screaming
  • heavily edit violence including attack scenes
  • delete shots of bloodied bodies.
The Empire Strikes Back The Empire Strikes Back is a 1980 Sci-Fi action film by Irvin Kershner.

See Star Wars: Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back

An Empress and the Warriors

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  • Kong saan mei yan
  • Jiang shan mei ren
  • The Kingdom and the Beauty
7s 15 cert 90:47s 2008 Hong Kong/China action film by Siu-Tung Ching

The BBFC cut 7s from the DVD submitted in 2009: Company was required to remove sight of unsimulated animal cruelty (horses being tripped)

Empresses in the Palace

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  • Zhen Huan Zhuan

Empresses Palace DVD Sun Li

Empresses in the Palace is a 2012 China historical TV series by Hao Ning.
Starring Li Sun, Jianbin Chen and Qian Sun. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 12 rated 2016 DVD on grounds of animal cruelty.

Promotional Material

Grand story of the inner workings of the harem of classic China.
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
2s
12 542:35s Zhen Huan Zhuan is a 2012 China historical TV series by Hao Ning.
Starring Li Sun, Jianbin Chen and Qian Sun. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 12 for moderate violence, suicide scenes, sex references, miscarriage references after 2s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:

  • 2016 Simply Media R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 15th August 2016
The BBFC commented:
  • Cuts required to remove animal cruelty (two live pigeons impaled on an arrow).

 

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