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Endgame

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  • Endgame, gioco finale
  • Bronx lotta finale
Endgame is a 1983 Italy action Sci-Fi film by Joe D'Amato (as Steven Benson).
Starring Al Cliver, Laura Gemser and George Eastman. BBFC link IMDb
Uncut on pre-cert VHS  but cut by the BBFC for 1986 18 rated VHS.

Summary Notes

A telepathic mutant recruits a post-World War III TV game-show warrior to lead her band of mutants to safety.

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uncut
pre-cert VHS 92:44s UK: Released uncut on pre-cert video for:
  • 1983 VTC VHS
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
41s
18 92:02s

submitted
92:46s
UK: Passed 18 after 41s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1986 Stablecane VHS

From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were:

  • Cut by 41s by the BBFC to edit a rape scene
  • Also to remove some violence including a neck break and a man being axed in the head.
Endhiran
  • Robot
  • The Robot
BBFC uncut 12A cert 174:30s 2010 India film by S Shankar.
With Rajnikanth, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Danny Denzongpa. IMDb

The longer Hindi version was passed 12A without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2010 cinema release
BBFC uncut 12A cert 165:38s The shorter Tamil version was passed 12A without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2010 cinema release
Enemy Mine

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BBFC uncut 12 cert 103:38s 1985 US Sci-Fi by Wolfgang Petersen

The International Version was passed 12 uncut for the 2002 20th Century Fox DVD

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

There is also a German Extended Version with 2 extra scenes adding up to an additional 1:01s:

  • After Davidge talked in Drac while he was unconscious, his superiors think he's a spy. Nevertheless the pilots asks him if he could stay with his friends until he has recovered to answer all his superiors' questions.
  • After the monolog in front of the moving space station: Davdige is together with his friends who tell him to forget everything. They also tell him that he'd get a promotion. But he just wants to return to the planet to help Drac and leaves.
BBFC uncut 15 cert 89:12s The UK shortened version was passed 15 uncut for the 1987 CBS/Fox video
27s PG cert 93:05s
=89:22s
A UK shortened version was cut by 27s for the 1986 cinema release

From cuts details on IMDb :

The UK cinema version had been shortened by the distributors before release following negative reviews in the US

  • cut by 27s for a PG certificate with edits made to the severed ear sequence.
BBFC uncut PG cert 108:01s
=103:42s
The International Version was passed PG uncut for a 1986 cinema release but was never actually released
Enemy of the State

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  • Enemy of America
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uncut
15 cert 133:33s 1998 US action drama by Tony Scott

The Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for:

  • 2007 Buena Vista video
BBFC uncut 15 cert 126:42s The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2007 Buena Vista R 2 DVD
The Enforcer Jet Li's The Enforcer is a 1995 Hong Kong action film by Corey Yuen.

See Jet Li's The Enforcer

Enter the Devil

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Enter Devil Sinister Cinema

Enter the Devil is a 1972 USA horror western by Frank Q Dobbs.
Starring Joshua Bryant, Irene Kelly and David S Cass Sr.  IMDb

Seized by the police during the Video Nasties moral panic and not released in the UK since. Available in the US.

Summary Notes

Enter the Devil is a great American-made B horror movie. People are disappearing in the wastelands. An occult researcher discovers that a devil-worshipping cult is responsible. Her inquiries lead her into great danger. Who can she trust? Very well acted by a cast of unknowns. Gritty and atmospheric. Color, 16mm.

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MPAA
PG
80:20s US: MPAA PG Rated for:
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uncut
Section 3 seizure 79:54s UK: Released on pre-cert VHS for:
  • 1983 Inter-Ocean 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.

Enter the Dragon

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  • The Deadly Three
  • Long Zheng Hu Dou
  • Operation Dragon

Enter Dragon Special Bruce Lee

Enter the Dragon is a 1973 Hong Kong/US martial arts film by Robert Clouse.
With Bruce Lee, John Saxon and Jim Kelly. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Continually cut by the BBFC for all cinema and VHS releases. Uncut in the UK since 2001 DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary review : Enter the World's Greatest

Enter The Dragon is considered by many to be the greatest martial arts movie of all time and it's almost 30 years old. It was made on a small budget which doesn't show, even in comparison to recent movies of the genre. It has exotic locations on a worldwide scale such as Kowloon, a cast of thousands and a credible actor, John Saxon who was at the time a big star but stayed second billing to Bruce Lee.

With such varied and visually stunning styles as Tai Chi Chuan, Hapkido, Tai Kwan Do, Karate and Lee's invention Jeet Kune Do, the action has never looked so unpredictable.

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uncut
18
  MPAA R
MPAA
98:16s UK: Passed 18 uncut with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

The BBFC commented:

Enter the Dragon has been passed '18' uncut. All previous film and video cuts have been waived.

Throughout its history the Board has periodically reviewed its policies and adjusted them as the situation demanded. A review of the weapons policy was undertaken in June 1999 . The review concluded that the depiction of weapons in films and other media, and the nature of the 'weapons culture' in the real world was currently such that a firm distinction between different types of offensive weapon was no longer appropriate, and the policy has been rationalised so that knives, nunchakus, knuckle-dusters, ninja stars, and other easily obtainable weapons are now judged on exactly the same basis. Depictions of offensive weapons continue to be liable to cuts if they are considered likely to encourage violent behaviour in the real world.

Enter the Dragon was resubmitted in its uncut form this year and, in accordance with the Board's revised policy, has now been passed '18' without cuts. The 21 second cut made to the brief use of nunchaku in 1993 has been waived.

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut
21s

18 96:58s UK: An extended version was passed 18 with the same 21s of cuts as the previous releases for:
  • 1998 Warner VHS

This special edition, featured some non-contentious extra footage but again the brief nunchaku sequence was deleted prior to submission. Warners sensibly decided not to market this version as the Directors cut.

BBFC cut
21s
18 94:33s UK: Passed 18 after 21s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1996 Warner VHS
  • 1993 Warner VHS

In 1991 the Board modified its policy on nunchaku to some extent so that the weapon was no longer removed on sight. Essentially it was the glamorous use of the weapon in a violent film that was of most concern, and the modified policy reflected that. After 1991 a number of representations of nunchaku were passed but only when they were not actually in use or were displayed in non violent demonstrations of skill or served to establish the nature of a character.

The video of Enter the Dragon was resubmitted again in 1993 for widescreen release. This time the two remaining violence cuts were waived, as was the brief sight of nunchaku being carried, in accordance with the new policy.

The only cut made this time was to sight of Bruce Lee twirling and briefly using the nunchaku (21 seconds cut). Even under revised policy this scene was still not acceptable.

BBFC cut
1:45s
18 92:41s UK: Passed 18 after 1:45s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1988 Warner VHS

Three of the five violence cuts made in 1973 were waived but two were maintained and the cuts to sight and use of nunchaku implemented in 1979 were repeated for video.

The BBFC insisted that every last glimpse of nunchucks were removed. In addition, they made two cuts to the sequence in which Bolo despatches Han's incompetent henchmen:

  • The first cut is to an (offscreen) neckbreak - this version cuts away just as Bolo crouches to jerk and snap the poor sap's spine.
  • The second cut occurs when Bolo cradles the final opponent in order to slowly break his back - the process and sound effect of this act have been shortened.
BBFC cut
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X cert   UK: Passed X (18) after further BBFC cuts for:
  • 1979 cinema release

The film was recalled in 1979 so that a brief sequence in which Bruce Lee twirls and uses nunchaku could be deleted, along with another sequence in which nunchaku were briefly seen being carried. The decision was taken to make these further cuts because of the spread of nunchakus among youths in the London area. Concern had been expressed that the nunchakus demonstrated in martial arts films were being easily constructed and used by some violent individuals.

As a result of concern on the part of the police and judiciary it was decided that this weapon, which has no legal use in this country outside the martial arts class, should be removed from violent films in order to discourage its spread.

The weapon was subsequently proscribed by the Home Office so that it is now illegal to carry nunchakus unless en route to a bona fide martial arts school.

BBFC cut
cut
X cert submitted
99:09s =95:11s
UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1973 cinema release

See article from bbfc.co.uk :

An extensive cuts list was drawn up which covered every aspect of the violent action in the film. However, in the end, only five separate edits were confirmed. In one or two cases these were requests for reductions to the action rather than an outright deletion of the scene. These cuts included crotch kicks and neck breaks during fight scenes, and a sequence in which glass bottles are smashed and wielded as weapons.

Enter the Game of Death

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  • The King of Kung Fu
  • Si wang mo ta

Enter Game Death DVD Bruce

Enter the Game of Death is a 1978 Hong Kong / USA action drama by Kuo-Hsiang Lin and Joseph Velasco.
Starring Bruce Le, Bolo Yeung and Chi Ling Chiu. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
BBFC cuts were required of the 15 rated 1992 VHS and 2003 DVD

Summary Notes

It's approaching World War 2 and China is suspecting invasion from Germany and Japan. Mr Ang (Bruce Le) is hired by a Chinese group who are after a "secret doccument". Many other groups want to get their hands on it as well. It's on the top floor of a tower and Ang must fight his way to the top.

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uncut
No Cert   UK: Reportedly released uncut without the required BBFC cuts for:

US: Uncut and MPAA rated for:

BBFC cut
category cuts
3:12s
15 cert 87:00s UK: Passed 15 after 3:12s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2003 DVD.Com/Vengeance FIlms R2 DVD
  • 1992 Best Film & Video / Duet Music Video VHS
Enter the Game of Shaolin Bronzemen 1977 Hong Kong/Philippines action crime drama by Joseph Velasco

See King Boxer II

Enter the Ninja

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  • Ninja 1

Enter Ninja Franco Nero

Enter the Ninja is a 1981 US action film by Menahem Golan
With Franco Nero and Susan George. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for violence and cock fighting for cinema release and VHS. Just cut for animal cruelty for DVD. Uncut in the US.

Summary Review: Great Finale

After just completing his training at a ninja school, an army vet travels to the Philippines and finds himself battling a land grabber who wants his war-buddy's property.

Franco Nero is amazing as the white Ninja causing trouble to the local crime lord...leading him to call in an equally skilled ninja from Japan.

This movie contains the greatest ninja showdown ever filmed as the white and black ninja (the awesome Sho Kosugi) face off at the end.

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uncut
MPAA
Unrated
99:43s
=95:44s
US : Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
1:05s
18 94:37s UK: Passed 18 after 1:05s of BBFC cuts for:

The BBFC commented:

  • Cuts required to two scenes of real animal cruelty (cock fighting)

See pictorial cuts from movie-censorship.com

BBFC cut
4:37s
18 91:21s UK: Passed 18 after Approx 4:37s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1993 MIA VHS
  • 1986 RCA/Columbia VHS
  • 1981 cinema release

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

  • All shots of banned weapons (nunchakus, shurikens, darts, spikes etc) are cut.
  • Neck-breaks, limbs breaks are trimmed.
  • Throat-cutting, repeated punches, ear-claps also gone.
  • Two scenes missing that show illegal cockfighting.
Enter the Shootfighter

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  • Fists of Iron
BBFC
9s
18 86:42s 1995 US action film by Richard W Munchkin with Michael Worth and Jenilee Harrison. IMDb

Passed 18 after BBFC cuts for:

  • 1995 Columbia/TriStar VHS

The BBFC cuts were:

  • to delete the use of nunchukas which the BBFC had a downer on at the time.
Enter the Void

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Enter Void DVD Natheniel Brown

Enter the Void is a 2009 France / Germany / Italy / Canada fantasy drama by Gaspar Noé.
Starring Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta and Cyril Roy. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Exists in a long version and a shortened version

Summary Notes

A U.S. drug dealer living in Tokyo is betrayed by his best friend and killed in a drug deal. His soul, observing the repercussions of his death, seeks resurrection.

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uncut
18 160:45s
=154:23s
UK: The Long Version was passed 18 uncut for hard drug use and strong real sex for:
  • 2011 MIHK/Bluelight/Entertainmentone R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2010 cinema release which was cancelled in favour of the Short Version

The BBFC explained their 18 rating:

Enter the Void is a drama following the lives of a brother and sister living in contemporary Tokyo. The brother, Oscar, is a small-time drug dealer and his sister, Linda, works as an erotic dancer in a strip club. The film was classified 18 for frequent hard drug use and strong real sex.

The film contains frequent sight of hard drug use, including the use of cocaine, LSD, GHB and DMT. At 18 , the BBFC's Guidelines state that cuts may be required to any detailed portrayal of [...] illegal drug use, which may cause harm to public health . More generally, the Guidelines state that No work taken as a whole may promote the misuse of drugs and any detailed portrayal of drug misuse likely to promote or glamorise the activity may be cut . Although Enter the Void places some emphasis on the pleasures of recreational drug use, most notably through extended sequences filmed from the point of view of the hallucinating drug user, the dangers of drug misuse are made clear throughout the film, both in the dialogue and in the narrative itself. For example, one of the central characters is shot by police during a drugs raid and finds himself lying on the floor of a toilet cubicle, covered in his own blood. Such scenes serve to reduce any glamorisation of the lifestyle depicted. Additionally, although various methods of drug use are shown, such as taking pills, smoking drugs and snorting lines, none of the material shown presents information that is likely to be novel or instructional to an adult audience.

The film also contains several scenes of strong sexual activity and nudity, including sight of naked couples thrusting during sex, sight of implied fellatio and sight of erect penises. These scenes exceed the terms of the 15 Guidelines where Sexual activity may be portrayed without strong detail and are therefore more appropriately placed at 18 . In addition there are infrequent scenes of strong real sex, including sight of vaginal penetration by dildo and by penis and sight of ejaculation. At 18 , the Guidelines state that cuts are likely where there are more explicit images of sexual activity which cannot be justified by context . The images in question are relatively brief and are not dwelt upon. Their purpose is not to arouse or titillate the audience; rather, their purpose is to illustrate the hedonistic and often seedy world inhabited by many of the film's characters.

In addition, Enter the Void contains frequent strong language and two uses of very strong language. It also contains scenes of strong violence, some strong gory images (including sight of head wounds in the aftermath of a car accident), strong verbal sex references and a scene depicting a pregnant woman undergoing an abortion procedure in a hospital or clinic. The latter scene in particular includes sight of surgical instruments being used on the woman and close sight of the dead foetus lying in a metal dish, which some viewers may find disturbing. The film also includes occasional suggestions of an incestuous relationship, including inappropriate kissing between siblings and sight of a brother sniffing his sister's discarded underwear. However, no incestuous sex is actually shown.

Enter the Void also includes a number of sequences of flashing and flickering lights that are likely to trigger a physical reaction in vulnerable viewers. It also contains extended sequences featuring rotating and handheld camerawork that may induce motion sickness in some viewers.

BBFC uncut

cut
shortened

18 142:50s
=137:07s
UK: The Short Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for hard drug use and strong real sex for:
  • 2010 cinema release

The Long Version was first submitted and passed 18 uncut but then the distributors decided to resubmit the film with reel 7 left out. They also said that the film would be projected at 25 frames per second, shortening the running time by a further 5:43s.

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

Entourage Entourage is a 2015 USA comedy by Doug Ellin.
In a piece in The Hollywood Reporter, it was revealed that a sex scene was cut for an R rating. The scene involved, adult actresses Spencer Scott and Anna Morna engaging in (simulated) oral sex on each other in a hotel room. The MPAA found this a bit too explicit resulting in an NC-17 rating. This decision saw Ellin heading back to the cutting room to make the necessary edits for an R-rating for sexual content, nudity and drug usage.

Summary Notes

Film star Vince Chase and his cronies take on Hollywood.

Entrapment

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Entrapment DVD Sean Connery

Entrapment is a 1999 USA/UK/Germany crime thriller by Jon Amiel.
With Sean Connery, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ving Rhames. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for strong language for a 12. Cuts waived in 2007, still rated 12

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uncut
12 cert

MPAA
PG-13

108:14s

 

UK: Passed 12 uncut for strong language with previous cuts waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:

BBFC cut
1-4s
12 cert 108:14s

 

UK: Passed 12 after 1-4s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2000 Twentieth Century Fox R2 DVD
  • 1999 Fox Pathe VHS
  • 1999 cinema release

From IMDb. The BBFC same dialogue cut applied to the above versions, albeit noted as 1s or 4s of cuts:

  • The line "Sit the fuck down!" was replaced with "Sit your butt down"
Epic Movie

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Epic Movie DVD

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uncut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

88:59s 2007 US comedy by Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer

The 20th Century 2007 DVD is noted as the Unseen Version (US Unrated Version). It was passed 15 uncut

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

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

BBFC uncut 12A cert

MPAA
PG-13

84:54s
=81:30s
The 2007 cinema release is the US PG-13 rated Theatrical Version. It was passed 12A without BBFC cuts
The Equalizer

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  Equalizer Denzel Washington  

The Equalizer is a 2014 USA action crime thriller by Antoine Fuqua.
Starring Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas and Chloë Grace Moretz. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
BBFC advised category cuts for a 15 rated 2014 cinema and home video release. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

A former black ops commando who faked his death for a quiet life in Boston comes out of his retirement to rescue a young girl and finds himself face to face with Russian gangsters.

Cutting Edge header 1

The Equalizer trailer

Gavin Salkeld's Cutting Edge Episode 24:
The Equalizer
 

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uncut
MPAA R

TV
UK

~132:00s
=~126:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

The version of The Equalizer I've just watched on Now TV and I would assume the same as the one on sky, is uncut. I've scrutinized over it with the moviecensorship comparison and it's well worth a look to confirm.

UK: Uncut on TV

Paul comments:

The version of The Equalizer I've just watched on Now TV, and I would assume the same as the one on sky, is uncut. I've scrutinized over it with the moviecensorship comparison and it's well worth a look to confirm.

BBFC cut
advised category cuts
15 126:16s UK: Passed 15 for strong bloody violence after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:
  • 2015 Sony RB Blu-ray
  • 2015 Sony R2 DVD

UK: Passed 15 for strong bloody violence, sex references, strong language after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:

  • 2014 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • This work was originally seen for advice. The company was advised that the film was likely to receive an 18 certificate but that their preferred 15 classification could be achieved by making cuts to reduce the violence in two scenes. When the finished version of the film was submitted for formal classification, edits had been made to reduce sequences of violence, including detail of a stabbing with a corkscrew and a garroting. The formal submission was consequently rated 15.

The BBFC cuts were::

  • A cork screw is shown jammed into Tevi's moith but the British cut version omits a shot where it is being pushed into his skull. It also omits a reaction shot where Tevi stares at the killer while blood flows out of his mouth.
  • A Russian mercenary is garroted with a barbed wire noose. Most of the shots showing the struggle and blood escaping from the wound have been deleted
  • The British version deletes two heavy punches to the head of a construction worker leaving just one.
  • A gangster is speared with a garden blade and the British Version reduces the sight of the blade sticking out from either side of the victim's neck.
Equinox

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  • The Beast
  • The Equinox: Journey into the Supernatural

     

Equinox is a 1970 USA horror mystery adventure by Jack Woods, Mark Thomas McGee (uncredited)...
Starring Edward Connell, Barbara Hewitt and Frank Bonner. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Exists in two versions from 1967 (unreleased until 2006) and 1970

Summary Notes

Four friends are attacked by a demon while on a picnic, due to possession of a tome of mystic information. Told in flashbacks by the sole survivor.

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X cert

MPAA
Unrated

82:06s UK: The 1970 Version was passed X uncut for:
  • 1971 cinema release titled Equinox

US: The 1970 Version is MPAA Unrated for:

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uncut
MPAA
Unrated
  US: The 1967 Version is MPAA Unrated for:

From IMD:

The original version of this film is entitled The Equinox: A Journey Into the Supernatural (1967) directed by Dennis Muren. This version used the same cast, but includes stop-motion animation not seen in the release version, a totally different storyline, doesn't include the character Asmodeus, has a completely different music score, differently filmed versions of scenes which were in the released film and other differences.

Eraser

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Eraser DVD

Eraser is a 1996 US action film by Chuck Russell.
With Arnold Schwarzenegger, Vanessa Williams and James Caan. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an 18 rated cinema release. Then extensively cut for a 15 rated VHS. Cuts waived for 2009 DVD but this wasn't actually released. Uncut and R rated in the US.

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Eraser trailer

Gavin Salkeld's Cutting Edge Episode 22:
Eraser
 

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uncut
15 cert

MPAA R

111:53s UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence and language after previous BBFC cuts waived for:
  • 2009 Warner video, unreleased

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

From Lee, April 2016: Uncut on TV

The film is being shown uncut on TCM DAVE

From Andrew, April 2013: Uncut on TV

Channel 5's sister channel 5 USA, has just screened the full version of (arguably) Arnold Schwarzeneggers last decent action film. Eraser. While it's not unheard of for channels to do this while a censored version sits on public shelves, it would be interesting to know where the channel got the copy they aired. As it was way too low res to be DVD, and 5 USA doesn't have a HD alternative, so it wasn't a poor upscale either. Food for thought, as the UK still does not have an official release of the original film, whereas most countries have had releases on all major home formats of the last 20 years.

While it may not be the most sought after film in the world, it is a poignant 90's echo, of the halcyon days of James Ferman and his band of scissor friendly conservatives.

From Mark, Jan 2008: Cinema Version on TV

The version of Eraser screened by Channel 4 was NOT uncut.

It was, in fact, the less cut UK cinema version (or an approximation of, since the cuts were made slightly differently from what I remember), which was cut by 28 seconds in 1996 for an '18' certificate.

I can't imagine the BBFC requiring any cuts today so one can only assume C4 were playing it overly cautious by screening the cinema version.

BBFC cut
3:22s
15 cert 106:58s UK: Passed 15 after 3:22s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1998 Warner VHS
  • 1997 Warner VHS

The cinema release flopped in the UK so the distributor opted for a 15 release. The BBFC felt that they had removed the sadistic edge from most of the violence and revealed a good action thriller which proved to have far greater audience appeal.

The BBFC inflicted a total of 43 cuts for the 1997 video version (including  cuts totalling 27s for the 18 cinema version). See detailed cuts at Cutting Edge 22: Eraser

BBFC cut
27s
18 114:05s
=109:31s
UK: Passed 18 after 27s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1996 cinema release

See detailed cuts at Cutting Edge 22: Eraser

Erasing David

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cut 12A cert 79:51s 2009 UK documentary by David Bond & Melinda McDougall

The BBFC passed the 2010 cinema release 12A with the comment: During post-production, the distributor sought and was given advice on how to secure the desired classification. Following this advice, certain changes were made prior to submission.

The BBFC explained their 12A rating:

Erasing David is a documentary about one man's attempts to escape from what he sees as the increasingly intrusive nature of public surveillance and data collection. It has been passed 12A for strong language.

The BBFC Guidelines at 12A state that the use of strong language (for example, 'fuck') must be infrequent . The film contains four uses of strong language, all of which are spoken by the film's director and subject, David Bond, in moments of extreme frustration. He is alone on each occasion and speaks only for the benefit of the camera. They are not, therefore, directed at any other person.

There are two mild sex references in the film. The first occurs when one of the witnesses used by Bond talks about how his credit card details had been stolen and used to visit pornographic websites, including some containing indecent images of children. The other occurs when Bond's wife, examining the extent to which her family's personal details had been stored by a number of organisations, says I feel like I've been data raped. The Guidelines at 12A state that sex references should not go beyond what is suitable for young teenagers . In the context of this serious documentary the sex references would have been permissible at PG .

Erik the Conqueror       1961 Italy/France action adventure by Mario Bava.

See Fury of the Vikings

Erik the Viking

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  • Erik viking

Erik Viking Complete DVD

BBFC uncut 15 cert 75:14s 1989 UK/Sweden comedy by Terry Jones. With Tim Robbins, John Cleese and Mickey Rooney. IMDb

The even more shortened Director's Son's Cut was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2011 Arrow Complete Version (UK Video Version + Director's Son's Cut) R0 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2006 Freemantlemedia R2 DVD
BBFC uncut 15 cert 89:25s A shortened UK Video Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2011 Arrow Complete Version (UK Video Version + Director's Son's Cut) R0 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2000 Arrow R2 DVD
  • 2000 Arrow VHS
  • 1990 CBS/Fox VHS
BBFC
37s
12 cert 107:05s
=102:48s
The Original Theatrical Version was passed 12 after 37s of BBFC cuts for category for:
  • 1989 cinema release

From IMDb:

  • Edits to the opening rape of Helga.
Ernest Goes to Africa

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19s PG cert 89:54s 1997 US film by John R Cherry
  • A headbutt has been deleted in a figh
  • The sight and use of throwing stars have been excised
Eroica

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Eroica DVD Edward Dziewonski

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uncut
12 cert 80:44s Eroica is a 1958 Poland comedy drama by Andrzej Munk.
With Edward Dziewonski, Barbara Polomska and Ignacy Machowski. IMDb

UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate language for:

  • 2012 Second Run R2 DVD
BBFC
cut
A Cert submitted
82:47s
=79:28s
UK: Passed A after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1961 cinema release
Eros + Massacre

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Kiju Yoshida Anarchism Limited Blu Ray

Eros + Massacre is a 1969 Japan historical biography by Yoshishige Yoshida.
Starring Mariko Okada, Toshiyuki Hosokawa and Yűko Kusunoki. IMDb
Exists in a Theatrical Version and a Director's Cut
uncut
Director's Cut
  ~220:00s UK: BBFC details not yet published for:
  • 2015 Arrow Academy [Director's Cut The Theatrical Version] (RB) Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon
  uncut
Theatrical Version
  ~169:00s  UK: BBFC details not yet published for:
  • 2015 Arrow Academy [Director's Cut The Theatrical Version] (RB) Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon
Erotibot

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  • Erotibot - It's Always a Pleasure
  • Karei naru erogami-ke no ichizoku: Shinsô reijô wa denki shitsuji no yume o miru ka

Erotibot DVD Its Always Pleasure

Erotibot is a 2011 Japan erotic Sci-Fi by Naoyuki Tomomatsu.
With Asami, Fukuten and Maria Ozawa. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
The Original Version is uncut by the BBFC, but there is also an extended sexy version
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Austria flag 86:38s Austria: The Extended Version is uncut for:

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com. The Extended Version features an additional 15 minutes of softcore sex scenes with porn star Maria Ozawa

BBFC uncut 18 71:38s UK: The Original Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2011 Bounty R2 DVD
The Erotic Adventures of Pinocchio

Link Here
  • Pinocchio

  Erotic Adventures Pinocchio DVD

The Erotic Adventures of Pinocchio is a 1971 USA comedy by Corey Allen.
Starring Alex Roman, Monica Gayle and Dyanne Thorne. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

The film was originally X rated in the US but later cut for an R rating. Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1977 cinema release but uncut on 1986 VHS and 2007 DVD

Summary Review : Falls Flat

With a cast that included Dyanne Thorne, Uschi Digard, Monica Gayle, and Vincene Wallace, this film should have been far more erotic than it was. Very disappointing.

The sex scenes, the few that there are in this film, are cut way too short and should have been extended a lot more than they were. Since they aren't, the film kind of falls flat on the erotic front and that's too bad considering the talent especially in front of the camera.

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18

MPAA
X rated

74:24s UK: Passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:

US: The original X rated but softcore 1971 version ran ~79:00s

mpaa cut
cut
MPAA
R rated
72:37s US: A cut R rated version was produced in 1977 to play in drive ins paired with other sexy fairy tales.
BBFC cut
cut
X cert 76:21s
=73:18s
UK:  Passed X (18) after compulsory BBFC cuts for:
  • 1977 cinema release
The Erotic Adventures of Zorro

Link Here
  • Les chevauchées amoureuses de Zorro
  • The Sexcapades of Don Diego
  • Zorro und seine lsternen Mädchen

Erotic Adventures of Zorro DVD

3:20s 18 99:11s 1972 US film by William Allen Castleman & Robert Freeman

Some cuts were waived for the 2008 Pegasus DVD: Distributor was required to remove a scene of eroticised sexual assault. The Protection of Children Act 1978 was also a concern with this DVD.

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

9:45s 18 87:42s The 1973 cinema release and 1987 Xtasy vido were cut by 9:45s
Erotic Blue       1972 Italy giallo by Giuliano Carnimeo

See The Case of the Bloody Iris

Erotic China Dolls

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1:02s 18 87:04s 1996 release by Lee Kin Hing
Erotic Eva

Link Here
  • Hot Pants
  • Eva nera
  • Black Cobra Woman
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X cert

MPAA
Unrated

95:25s
=91:36s
Eva nera is a 1976 Italy erotic drama by Joe D'Amato.
With Jack Palance, Laura Gemser, Gabriele Tinti. YouTube icon IMDb

UK: Passed X (18) uncut for:

  • 1977 cinema release titled Erotic Eva

US: Uncut and MPAA unrated for:

  • 2013 Apprehensive Films [Exploitation Double Feature] R0 DVD at US Amazon titled Black Cobra Woman
BBFC uncut

cut
short

18 82:48s UK: A short version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1994 Sheptonhurst VHS titled Hot Pants
  • 1986 Sheptonhurst VHS titled Erotic Eva
cut
abridged
18 14:32s UK: An abridged version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1989 Sheptonhurst VHS titled Private Shots Presents Erotic Eva
Erotic Fantasies

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  • Proibito erotic
  • Perverse Analysis III
  • Symphony of Love
  • Eros Perversion
Erotic Fantasies is a 1978 Italy/UK adult musical comedy by Luigi Batzella and Derek Ford.
With Enzo Monteduro, Karin Well and Ajita Wilson. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1984 cinema release, shortened for VHS and uncut for DVD

Summary Notes

Mondo styled fake documentary, revolving around the unfunny antics of a poor comedian and voyeur named Domenico. 20 vignettes, none of them funny, interesting or sexy.

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uncut
18 94:20s UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2012 Firefly Entertainment DVD titled Erotic Fantasies
BBFC cut
2:16s

cut
shortened

18 70:17s UK: The cut cinema release was further shortened and passed 18 for:
  • 1994 Sheptonhurst VHS titled Erotic Fantasies
  • 1986 Sheptonhurst VHS titled Perverse Analysis III
BBFC cut
2:16s
18 95:58s
=92:08s
UK: Passed 18 after 2:16s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1984 cinema release titled Erotic Fantasies
The Erotic Films Of Peter De Rome

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The Erotic Films Of Peter De Rome is a 1973 gay art house compilation by Peter de Rome. BBFC link IMDb

18 uncut for both a long and short verions

From promotional material: Highly regarded gay art films

Amateur filmmaker Peter De Rome first started shooting 8mm films in 1965 producing a set of painstakingly crafted, atmospheric sexual scenarios for the amusement of himself and his friends. Pioneering producer Jack Deveau saw one of these at a festival and convinced him to collect eight of the shorts, blow them up to 16mm, and release them commercially as The Erotic Films of Peter De Rome .

The eight short films in the cycle take the viewer on a charged sexual expedition which exists at the intersection of artistry and eroticism. Here, de Rome explores the full experience of intimacy the longing, the pursuit, the passion, the afterglow, and in some cases, the aftermath. From humorous to sardonic, de Rome truly pushes the boundaries of filmmaking as his characters find themselves in surreal scenarios ranging from a wondrous garden to an underground subway. The Erotic Films of Peter de Rome showcase some of the most highly regarded gay art films ever made.

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18 193:23s UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong real sex for:

The extra running time seems to be for additional material, eg fragments from unfinished films.

The BBFC commented in their 2010 Annual Report:

The Erotic Films of Peter De Rome is a collection of eight short films that date from the early 1970s, some of which feature strong scenes of real sex. The work as a whole has artistic, cultural and historical merit and, in tone and treatment, is distinguishable from a sex work.

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18 105:38s UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong real sex for:
  • 2009 BFI R2 DVD which was not released

Presumably this version contains just the basic collection of eight short films mentioned above.

Erotic Inferno

Link Here
  • Private Shots Presents Erotic Inferno
  • Adam & Nicole
BBFC uncut 18 14:49s 1976 UK sex film by Trevor Wrenn.
With Michael Watkins, Jennifer Westbrook and Chris Chittell. IMDb

An abridged version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:

  • 1989 Sheptonhurst VHS titled Private Shots Presents Erotic Inferno
~2:55s 18 78:23s Passed 18 after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 Sheptonhurst VHS
  • 1987 Atlantic VHS
  • 1975 cinema release

From IMDb:

BBFC Edits to:

  • sex scene between Adam & Gayl
  • sex scene between Martin & Nicole
  • scene where Adam attacks Brenda in a bathroom

The submitted cinema running time was noted as 84:41s = 81:18s PAL

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pre-cert   The Hokushin pre-cert VHS was uncut
Erotic Quartet Erotic Quartet  is a 1970 Italy/US/Germany erotic drama by Radley Metzger

See Lickerish Quartet

The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein is a 1972 Spain/France horror by Jesus Franco

See Curse of Frankenstien

Erotic Zen

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Erotic Zen is a 1991 Hong Kong adult comedy by Yi-Hung Lin.
Starring Michelle Ko and Mandy Lam. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1997 VHS.

Summary Notes

A sex-mad couple discover that they are demons, and must have even more sex to regain human form.

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
3:01s
18 89:58s

submitted
92:39s
UK: Passed 18 after 3:01s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1997 Eastern Heroes VHS

The BBFC cuts were:

  • At 31 minutes. When maids look through door, remove all shots with group sex clearly taking place.
  • At 34 minutes. After woman says you bitch in subtitles, remove high angle shot of naked woman suspended from wooden frame surrounded by four naked men in masks, resuming on woman appearing next to man in mask, retaining three shots, and then, after woman says punishment , removing remainder of scene.
The Eroticist

Link Here
  • The Senator Likes Women... Despite Appearances and Provided the Nation Doesn't Know
  • All'onorevole piacciono le donne (Nonostante le apparenze... e purche' la nazione non lo sappia)

Lucio Fulci Collection Jean Sorel

The Eroticist is a 1972 Italy / France comedy by Lucio Fulci.
Starring Lando Buzzanca, Lionel Stander and Laura Antonelli. BBFC link IMDb

A short version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for VHS. A restored uncut version has been released by Severin in the US

Summary Notes

Senator Pupis feels a strong and uncontrollable urge to grab women's bottoms, a habit than can lead to embarrassment, especially if the woman in question is head of another state and the occasion a state visit. In his desperation Pupis turns to the clergy for spiritual and psychological help.

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uncut
MPAA
Unrated
109:38s
=105:15s
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for

Severin say that the film is now fully restored from elements recently discovered in a secret underground vault near The Vatican!

BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut

18 85:11s UK: A short version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1986 VPD VHS
Escape from Brothel

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6:38s 18 89:32s 1992 Hong Kong video by Wong Lung Wei.

Cantonese exploitation video bearing the Cat III rating. The extensive cuts were inflicted on some naked Kung-Fu antics and the subsequent rape scene. A scene where two girls masturbate with a baseball bat has also been trimmed. (This is not an explicit sex scene even in the original)

The video is available uncut in the Netherlands on the Hollywood East label (HE002)

Escape from Hell Escape from Hell is a 1980 Spain/Italy prison drama by Edoardo Mulargia

See Hell Prison

Escape from the Insane Asylum

Link Here
  • Night of Terror

Escape Insane Asylum Renee Harmon

Escape from the Insane Asylum is a 1986 USA horror by Felix Girard.
Starring Renee Harmon, Frank Neuhaus and Henry Lewis. IMDb
The promotional material notes 2 versions, the original Night of Terror and the shorter Escape From The Insane Asylum.

Promotional Material

After being committed to a sanatorium by her wealthy husband, a rich heiress is on a race against the clock to prove her sanity and to expose the savage medical experiments that are being performed in the asylum.
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Escape From The Insane Asylum
MPAA
Unrated
~90:00s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2016 Massacre Video [ Escape From The Insane Asylum + Night of Terror versions] R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 8th March 2016
uncut
Night of Terror
MPAA
Unrated
~95:00s

 

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2016 Massacre Video [ Escape From The Insane Asylum + Night of Terror versions] R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 8th March 2016
Escape from the Bronx Escape from the Bronx is a 1983 Italian Sci-Fi by Enzo G. Castellari

See Bronx Warriors 2

Escort Girls

Link Here
  • All Lovers are Strangers

Escort Girls DVD David Dixon

Escort Girls is a 1975 UK drama by Donovan Winter.
Starring Maria O'Brien, David Dixon and Helen Christie. BBFC link IMDb
Significantly cut by the BBFC for X rated 1974 cinema release and VHS but later uncut on DVD.

Summary Notes

It is Christmas Eve in London, and various lonely men and women turn to male and female escorts for company.

uncut
uncut
18 100:18s UK: The Extended Version was passed 18 uncut with previous cuts waived for:
BBFC cut
6:19s
18 93:50s UK: An Extended Version was passed 18 after 6:19s of BBFC cuts for
  • 1995 Jezebel VHS

The extended sex/rape scene just ended up extending the cuts to 6:19s

BBFC cut
3:12s
18 92:54s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 after 3:12s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1990 Sheptonhurst  VHS
BBFC cut
cut
X cert submitted
101:20s
=97:17s
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1974 cinema release titled as Escort Girls
  • 1974 cinema release titled All Lovers are Strangers
Eskimo Nell

Link Here
  • The Ballad of Eskimo Nell

Eskimo Nell Anniversary Special Blu ray  

 

Eskimo Nell is a 1975 UK sex comedy by Martin Campbell.
Starring Michael Armstrong, Terence Edmond and Christopher Timothy. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1975 cinema release. Uncut on UK home video. Uncut in the US

Summary Review : More Funny than Filthy

British '70's sex comedies tended not to be particularly sexy or particularly funny. This one at least picked a direction and aimed to be funny.

The plot briefly is a young film school graduate is hired to make a version of the infamous poem Eskimo Nell. Eventually the conman producer (Roy Kinnier) has them making 3 versions, a hardcore porn version, a kung fu musical and a gay western to which is later added a wholesome family film.

There's occasional nudity (largely female) most of which is pretty much incidental far more interesting and fun are the glimpses we get of the three films.

The cast is pretty solid, made up of British TV regulars like Christopher Timothy and Katy Manning (Dr Who star who keeps her clothes on).
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uncut
18 81:38s UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2014 88 Films 40th Anniversary Edition R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2007 Showbox R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1997 Medusa VHS
  • 1985 Sheptonhurst  VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC cut
cut
X cert submitted
85:13s =81:48s
UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1975 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • Cuts made to a sex scene involving the shooting of the hardcore version Eskimo Nell
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

Link Here
  • E.T.
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial is a 1982 US Sci-Fi by Steven Spielberg.
With Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore and Peter Coyote. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Uncut for a U rated 1982 cinema release. Updated using new technology for a U rated 2002 cinema release.

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uncut
U cert 114:59s UK: The 20th Anniversary Version was passed U uncut for:
  • 2012 Universal Restored 30th Anniversary Steelbook Edition RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 22nd October 2012
  • 2012 Universal Restored 30th Anniversary Edition RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 22nd October 2012
  • 2002 Universal R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2002 cinema release

From IMDb. The 20th Anniversary Version includes:

  • a new, CGI-enhanced scene showing E.T. and Elliot taking a bath together. The scene was originally scrapped because Spielberg thought the animatronic effects weren't up to par;
  • for the "E.T. phone home" dialogue scenes, CGI has been used to make E.T.'s lips movement match the words more closely;
  • a longer version of the Halloween sequence;
  • in the original release, the government agents pursuing E.T. and Elliot had weapons in their hands; the new edition digitally replaces them with walkie-talkies/
  • changes in dialogue: Elliot's mother's prohibition to go trick-or-treating dressed as "a terrorist" has been changed to "a hippie"
BBFC uncut U cert 109:43s UK: The Original Theatrical Version was passed U uncut for:
  • 1992 CIC VHS
  • 1988 CIC VHS
  • 1982 cinema release
Eugenie Eugenie (aka Marquis de Sade's 'Philosophy in the Boudoir') is a 1970 Spain / West Germany horror drama by Jesús Franco (as Jess Franco).

Passed 18 uncut in the UK.

Eureka

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7s 18 123:56s 1982 UK/US film by Nicolas Roeg.

Cuts to the murder of Jack McCann (Gene Hackman), Shots of the use of a flamethrower and the after-effects have been cut. Note that the BBFC do not own up to these cuts

Eva the First Stone

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  • Eva - den utstötta
Eva the First Stone (Eva - den utstötta) is a 1969 Sweden drama by Torgny Wickman.
Starring Solveig Andersson, Hans Wahlgren and Barbro Hiort af Ornäs. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1971
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
X submitted
77:02s
=73:57s
UK: Passed X (18) after compulsory cuts for:
  • 1971 cinema release

The original running time was 92:34s so this release was very heavily cut.

Evangelion 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone

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  • Evangerion shin gekijôban: Jo
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uncut
12 cert 96:47s 2007 Japan Sci-Fi anime by Masayuki & Kazuya Tsurumaki. With Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara and Kotono Mitsuishi. IMDb

The 1.11 Version was passed uncut for:

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com :

  • The 1.11 Blu Ray version has been remastered from the 1.01 DVD version, some mistakes were corrected and additional effects were added. No changes to the plot
BBFC uncut 12 cert 98:22s
=94:26s
The 1.01 Version was passed without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2010 Manga video
Even Dwarfs Started Small

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  • Auch Zwerge Haben Klein Angefangen
2:17s PG cert 89:56s 1970 German drama by Werner Herzog

Cut in 1991 and again in 2005 with the following BBFC statement: Compulsory cuts required to remove all sight of cockfight and live monkey in distress on a crucifix,

Thanks to Graham:

I logged on to the BBFC website to try and work out how Even Dwarfs Started Small, one of the most disturbing films I've seen in my entire life, could possibly have gotten away with a PG.

Well, it gets away with it after cuts of 2 minutes and 17 seconds, apparently. The cuts were compulsory and removed a cockfight and most of the infamous scene involving a crucified monkey, though we still see two actors about to set the birds on each other and the procession with the monkey on a cross. Herzog explains on the commentary how the scenes of animal cruelty were faked, but apparently the monkey was still upset enough to warrant censure by the BBFC.

Interestingly, the (uncut) 15-certificate Work Of Director Mark Romanek DVD contains a homage to this scene in the video to 'Closer' by Nine Inch Nails. As far as I'm aware, Romanek is allowed to pretend to crucify a monkey, but Herzog isn't.

Event Horizon

Link Here
Event Horizon is a 1997 UK/USA Sci-Fi horror by Paul WS Anderson.
With Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill and Kathleen Quinlan. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut for an MPAA R rating, and this version has been distributed world wide. There is an uncut version but only low quality prints have been located so far, so no DVD/Blu-ray release. The cut scenes are available as DVD extras.

Summary Notes

A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned...with someone or something new on-board.

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uncut
    US: The Uncut Version has been found on VHS but it is not yet clear if this will be lead to an UNcut DVD/Blu-ray
BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut

18

MPAA
R rated

91:57s UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for: US: The cut Theatrical Version is MPAA R rated for:

Cut for violence in the hell sequence. See examples of cut material from YouTube

Ever After

Link Here
  • Ever After: A Cinderella Story

Ever After DVD cover

  PG cert 116:02s 1998 romance by Andy Tennant

No BBFC cuts noted but a 'fuck' was pre-cut to obtain a PG.

The US video is also said to have lost 3 overdubbed swear words but the US DVD is said to be uncut.

The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon

Everlasting Moments

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  • Maria Larsson's Eviga Ogonblick
  • Maria Larsson's Everlasting Moments
Everlasting Moments is a 2008 Sweden / Denmark / Norway / Finland / Germany biography by Jan Troell.
Starring Maria Heiskanen, Mikael Persbrandt and Jesper Christensen. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Exists as a short version or a longer International Version.

Summary Notes

Sweden, early 1900s - an era of social change and unrest, war and poverty. A young working class woman, Maria, wins a camera in a lottery. The camera grants her the eyes to view the world, and empowers her over several decades to raise and nurture her family of six children and an alcoholic, womanizing and sometimes violent, although ultimately loving, husband.

uncut
International Version
15 125:38s US:  The longer International Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
uncut
Short Version
15 106:02s
UK: The short version was passed 15 uncut for one use of very strong language for:
Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex But Were Afraid To Ask

Link Here
  • Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex
  • Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask

Everything Always Wanted Afraid Blu ray

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask is a 1972 USA comedy by Woody Allen.
Starring Woody Allen, Gene Wilder and Louise Lasser. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1972 X rated cinema release. Uncut and 18 rated on home video. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

Seven segments related to one another only in that they all purport to be based on sections of the book by David Reuben. The segments range from "Do Aphrodisiacs Work?" in which a court jester gives an aphrodisiac to the Queen and is, in the end, beheaded to "What Happens During Ejaculation?" in which we watch 'control central' during a successful seduction.

BBFC uncut
uncut
18

MPAA R

84:22s

UK: Passed 18 uncut for: US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
X submitted
87:49s
=84:18s
UK: Passed X (18) after compulsory cuts for:
  • 1972 cinema release titled Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex
The Evil

Link Here
  • House of Evil

Evil Twice Dead Region NTSC

The Evil is a 1978 USA horror thriller by Gus Trikonis.
Starring Richard Crenna, Joanna Pettet and Andrew Prine. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

An uncut 1982 VHS release was seized by police during the Video Nasties moral panic. Uncut on 1987 VHS. Uncut in the US

Summary Notes

A chilling tale of suspense and survival. When a doctor rents a haunted house to use as a clinic, he and his associates are victimized by supernatural powers within.

uncut
uncut
18 84:40s UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 1987 Portland VHS titled House of Evil

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

VoD:

uncut
uncut
Section 3 seizure 84:43s UK: Released on pre-cert VHS for:
  • 1982 VFO VHS titled The Evil

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.

Evil Aliens

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uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

89:20s 2005 Sci-Fi horror by Jake West.
 

The UK Version was passed 18 uncut for:

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

There is also a cut US R Rated Version missing 3 minutes of sex and violence

Evil Breed: The Legend of Samhain

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13s 18 77:11s 2005 Canadian horror film by Christian Viel

Cut when submitted in 2005 with the following BBFC statement: Cuts required to remove a scene of sexualised violence in which a woman is killed with focus on breasts as knife is played over her and as she is stabbed, and subsequent close focus on bloodied full body nudity.

The US version was heavily cut for an R rating. There is an uncut German version on the I-ON label

See also USA R Rated vs German Uncut from movie-censorship.com

Evil Clutch

Link Here
  • Il Bosco
16s 18 81:09s 1988 Italian horror film by Andreas Marfori

Cut when submitted in 1996

Cut to remove a single shot (17 seconds) of a fish hook embedded in a woman's cheek.  It is unlikely that this cut would be required today.

Evil Dead

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Evil Dead Unrated Rupert Degas

Evil Dead is a 2013 USA horror by Fede Alvarez.
With Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Jessica Lucas. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut in the US for an R rating. All home video releases so far have been this cut version. However there seems to be an uncut extended version in the offing.

An extended version was aired by Channel 4 in January 2015. It didn't seem to be a US TV version as none of the violent material was missing. It was reported to be about 4 minutes longer than the home video version.

uncut
Extended
uncut
version
MPAA
Unrated
~96:00s
=~92:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

UK: On Sunday 25th January Channel 4 kindly broadcast a mysterious extended version of Evil Dead. It featured about 4m:40s of mostly additional material and includes a little more gore. It was subsequently revealed that this was the uncut Director's Cut.

See article from movie-censorship.com for pictorial version details of Channel 4's broadcast

And it does seem that this version is an unreleased Director's Cut or Unrated Version. Anthony wrote to Channel 4 who returned a fascinating reply:

Thank you for contacting Channel 4 Viewer Enquiries regarding Evil Dead.

We apologise for the delay in responding to you, after investigating with our distributor it seems that the incorrect version of the film was supplied, and subsequently broadcast. Unfortunately this means we have had to send the version back and we will not be able to broadcast it again, nor do we have any further information regarding the incorrect copy.

Channel 4 Viewer Enquiries

uncut
Director's
cut

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
cut

18

MPAA R

87:30s UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for strong bloody violence, gory horror and very strong language for:
  • 2013 studiocanal RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 12th August 2013
  • 2013 studiocanal R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 12th August 2013
  • 2013 cinema release

US: Rated R For strong bloody violence and gore, some sexual content and language.

Confusingly the BBFC said in a Twitter Q&A session in April 2014 :

We classified the extended version of THE EVIL DEAD remake 18 uncut for DVD and Blu-Ray release. We believe this version contains material that was cut for an R in the US

The director Fede Alvarez has revealed that his remake of Evil Dead received an NC-17 rating from the MPAA when it was first submitted for consideration. The director noted that they indeed made some cuts to secure an R-rating.

See  article from  collider.com . Fede Alvarez notes frames cut by the MPAA:

We didn't butcher any scene or anything. We just had to trim. We took out frames here, You know, when she cut her tongue, we were showing a lot. You see the tongue, you get to see the tongue moving. Probably there was a version where we showed more frames. We've cut about 20 frames here, that kind of stuff, where you take that out and you get your R rating.

See article from collider.com . In July 2013. Fede Alvarez declared the Theatrical Version to be his Director's Cut

Definitely my favorite cut is the one that got put out. That's my favorite version of the film, the one that I put in theaters. That's my directors cut, there's no question about it. The producers that could have come in and said, We're going to cut this a different way . That never happened. Sam saw my cut and said That the version that it's supposed to be. The cut I showed him was the cut I put out there. So what everybody saw in the theaters is the director's cut, and this first DVD is the director's cut.

The Evil Dead

Link Here
  • The Book of the Dead

Evil Dead

 

Uncut version is available at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon Blu-ray at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at US Amazon RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
The Evil Dead is a 1981 USA horror by Sam Raimi.
With Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss and Richard DeManincor. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for cinema release. This cut cinema version was then banned as one of the iconic video nasties. Further cut for a BBFC approved VHS release in 1990. Passed uncut for DVD in 2001. Uncut in the US

Summary Review: Raimi is already a legend

Raimi is already a legend, because he created 'The Evil Dead', without a doubt one of the greatest horror movies of all time. Made on a shoe string budget as a labour of love, it still remains Raimi's best movie. He has subsequently worked on bigger projects with bigger names but it is arguable whether he has ever surpassed the invention, thrills, energy and sheer fun of this. And why Bruce Campbell never became a genuine movie star after his debut here, and not just a much loved cult figure, is a complete mystery to me.

'The Evil Dead' is a modern horror classic and absolutely ESSENTIAL viewing for any self-respecting movie buff! It doesn't get much better than this!

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uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

81:46s UK: Passed 18 uncut with all previous BBFC cuts waived for:
  • 2010 Sony R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2006 Anchor Bay R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2002 Anchor Bay R2 DVD
  • 2001 Anchor Bay R2 DVD
  • 2001 Anchor Bay VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

VoD:

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com . The UK version features the minor tweaks performed at Raimi's request:

  • a lightning shot has been removed (Raimi [rightly] felt it looked fake).
  • a shot where Cheryl is first possessed and turns round to the group has been zoomed in.
BBFC cut
1:55s
18 79:47s UK: The cut cinema version was further cut by 1:06s for:
  • 1990 Palace VHS

Due to the video nasty scare of the early 80's the BBFC removed a further 1:06s for video when submitted in 1990. There were 41 cuts specified:

  • Cheryl being raped by a possessed tree (4 cuts)
  • Ash's fight with Shelly (8 cuts)
  • Ash's fight with Linda (6 cuts)
  • Ash's fight with Scott (5 cuts)

Examples of these numerous cuts:

  • A zombie women being repeatedly hit with a pole has vanished
  • Shots of zombies clawing at flesh and eye gouging have been deleted
  • A man being hit repeatedly with a hot iron is reduced from 5 hits to 3
  • Zombies limbs being severed with axes are no more
  • A fight between the protagonist and a headless female zombie is missing.
  • The blood gushing from the girl's neck over Ash's face when he decapitates her with the spade has been removed
  • Shots of exploding zombies and a zombie biting her own arm off have been removed
  • A female zombie being repeatedly slapped across the face has been reduced to one slap
  • A zombie's face burning in the fire isn't present anymore

See UK BBFC Video Edits (1990) from youtube.com
See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC cut
49s
Video Nasty

X cert

80:49s UK : The cut cinema version was released on pre-cert video for:
  • 1983 Palace VHS

The 1983 pre-VRA version from Palace Video was the same as the BBFC approved cut cinema release. It didn't stop the panic stricken press from adopting the video as public enemy No 1 and it was added to the banned list of video nasties in October 1983. It was dropped from the banned list in September 1985

UK: Passed X (18) after 49s of BBFC cuts for:

  • 1983 cinema release

Ankle stabbed by pencilSee pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com. The BBFC cuts were:

  • Linda's ankle being pierced with a pencil (See right) (2 cuts)
  • Shelly hacked to pieces by an axe (4 cuts)
  • Ash tries to kill Linda (8 cuts)
  • Ash hitting Cheryl's hand with a rifle has been reduced from twice to once (1 cut)
  • Blood shooting from Scott's chest after a stake is extracted (1 cut)
  • Cheryl hitting Ash on the head with a poker (1 cut)
Evil Dead II

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  • Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn
  • Evil Dead II: Kiss Your Nerves Goodbye

Evil Dead 2

Evil Dead II is a 1987 US horror by Sam Raimi
With Bruce Campbell and Sarah Berry. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut for an MPAA R rating. Further cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema and VHS releases. UK DVD and Blu-ray is the same as the cut US release although the rating was downgraded to 15 in 2003. An extended version was released in Germany in September 2013.

Summary Review: Hands Off

In this sequel to The Evil Dead , a young couple chance upon the same remote Tennessee cabin as in the original, unleashing the forces of evil with horrific consequences for themselves and their friends. The only survivor, Ash (Bruce Campbell, who also starred in the first film), deranged after having to dismember his possessed, dead girlfriend, fights back with a chainsaw.

Raimi and company (armed with a bigger budget and over the top special effects) bring us the second instalment of the Evil Dead series.

This film focuses more on black humor and camp instead of shock and horror. Technically this film is far superior to the one that was released a few years back and in many ways it's a better film.

A fun movie. Highly recommended!

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Germany: An Extended Version was released in September 2013 with about 2.5 minutes of extra footage.

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com . There is extra material in 7 scenes adding up to 2:39s. The most significant extended material is:

  • A longer variant of Ash pulling his head out of a steaming puddle including an adverse reaction to the sun
  • A notable scene with Ash sitting in a rocking chair interacting with Linda's detached but living head. This includes Linda's long snake like tongue forcing its way into Ash's mouth
  • Ash has a longer struggle with Linda's headless body watched over by Linda's head stuck in a viice.
  • Ash has to suffer more blood spewing from the walls. This changes colour from red to green, black and then white.
  • More from Ed with his face/skull half hacked off
  • There's a new scene with Demonic Ash tearing through the wood but taking a moment to feast on a squirell.
  • A different take as Demonic Ash recalls his girlfriend after his memory is jogged by an necklace
  • More from Demon Mother who tries to grab Ash by the throat and strangle him
BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
cut

15 cert

18

  MPAA
Unrated

81:07s UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody horror for:

UK: Passed 18 uncut with previous cuts waived for:

  • 2001 Momentum R2 DVD

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

From IMDb. The film was cut in a failed attempt to get an R Rating. The full version of the film is considered lost, but nonetheless behind-the-scenes photo and video of some scenes have been found and are included on laserdisc and DVD editions:

  • As Henrietta is in her rocking chair while the professor is reading the incantations, she rocks into the light, which reveals her demonic eyes. Linda's severed head throws up black bile on Ash when it's trapped in the vice (which is why black slime suddenly appears around her mouth in the final scene).
  • A gorier version of Ash cutting off his hand with a hatchet rather than the usual chainsaw. During the "blood flood" the blood not only changes to black, but to red, green, and orange. This scene was altered in theatres in an attempt to get an R-rating, which the film never received.
  • After hitting the possessed Ed with the axe, the scene continues as a "half-headed" Ed runs after them and eventually is chopped to pieces. The body parts flop on the floor.
  • A possessed Ash eating a squirrel as he runs after Annie.
BBFC cut
2s
18 80:40s UK: Passed 18 after 2s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2000 Universal VHS
  • 1999 BMG VHS
  • 1987 Palace VHS
  • 1987 cinema release

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

  • We don't see Ash (Bruce Campbell) being kicked in the head by Jake. This has been cut from 2 scenes
Evil Dead Trap

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  • Shiryo na wana
  • Evil Dead's Trap

Evil Dead Trap DVD cover

8s 18 99:47s 1988 Japanese horror by Toshiharu Ikeda

Cut when submitted by Artsmagic in 2002 with the following BBFC comment: Compulsory cuts required to two close shots of a knife cutting flesh in a sexualised context.

From cuts details on IMDb :

  • Removed close up shots of a crucified woman's breasts being cut with a knife.

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

Review from US Amazon : Intelligent Horror and Graphic Gore

Warning their are scenes of intense violence contained within in this movie. However if you can stomach the gore this movie has a lot more to offer than you're standard hack and slash effort. There is a wonderfully intense atmosphere pervading the whole movie. The deaths are imaginative and are handled extremely well.

The influences although obvious (Argento, Ramai and a brilliant tribute to Fulci), Japanese director Toshiharu Ikeda adds his own twist to the proceedings. If you are fed up of limp offerings that fail to deliver the goods then check this excellent film out.

Evil Ed

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Evil Ed is a 1995 Sweden comedy horror by Anders Jacobsson.
With Johan Rudebeck, Per Löfberg and Olof Rhodin. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for VHS. The US Unrated version is uncut but the R rated version is cut

Summary Notes

A mild-mannered film editor is assigned to cut a series of infamous slasher films and is driven murderously insane by the miles of extremely violent footage he edits.

Possibly the best awful film in the world. The sound is rubbish, the dubbing is crap, the screenplay is nonsense and the special effects are pap. However, I can't help but love this film dearly

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MPAA
Unrated

~93:00s
=~89:00s
Sweden: Uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

mpaa cut
2:58s
MPAA
R rated
  US: There is also an R Rated version cut by 2:58s.

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC cut
2s
18 89:26s UK: The Unrated Version was passed 18 after 2s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1999 Polygram VHS
  • 1997 Arrow VHS

See pictorial cuts from movie-censorship.com . The cuts were

  • The cuts scene is in a clip featuring the maniac "Loose Limbs", the cut being applied to blood from knife wounds running over a woman's naked breasts.
Evil Eye Evil Eye is a 1963 Italy comedy mystery thriller by Mario Bava.

See The Girl Who Knew Too Much

The Evil of Frankenstein

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The Evil of Frankenstein is a 1964 UK horror film by Freddie Francis
With Peter Cushing and Peter Woodthorpe. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
The BBFC cut the cinema release but waived the cuts for DVD. There also exists a cut US TV version.

Summary Review: A Monstrous Continuity Error

Penniless, Baron Frankenstein, accompanied by his eager assistant Hans, arrives at his family castle near the town of Karlstaad, vowing to continue his experiments in the creation of life. He requires the services of a mesmerist, Zoltan, to successfully animate his monster. The greedy and vengeful Zoltan secretly sends the monster into town to steal gold and punish the burgomaster and the chief of police, which acts lead to a violent confrontation between the baron and the townspeople.

The film's version of the Monster is noted for resembling Universal Pictures' famous Frankenstein series of the 1930s and 1940s, including the flat-headed look of Jack Pierce's monster make-up. Earlier Hammer Frankenstein movies had studiously avoided such similarities for copyright reasons but a new movie distribution deal with Universal helped provide some latitude.

While loved by some, others regard the film as a less-than-satisfactory entry in the horror studio's run of Frankenstein films. The Evil of Frankenstein is considered by most fans to be a one off from the series proper, rather than part of the actual continuity, partly because of its stylistic differences from the other films, and partly because Frankenstein's thawed out original monster and the circumstances of its creation bear no resemblance to the creature from The Curse of Frankenstein.

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uncut
12 cert

MPAA
Unrated

83:05s UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate horror and violence with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC cut
cut
X cert submitted
86:49s
=83:21s
UK: Passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1964 cinema release

BBFC cuts:

  • The murder of the Burgo-master was toned down
cut
cut
TV Version
US flag   US: There also exists a US TV version where violence was removed and replaced with new material with new actors.
The Evil Protege See Nightmare Maker
The Evil that Men Do

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  • De liquidator
MPAA
2s
MPAA
R Rated
~86:00s 1984 Mexico/US action film by J Lee Thompson.
With Charles Bronson, Theresa Saldana and Joseph Maher. IMDb

The R Rated Version was released without a BBFC record for:

  • 2007 Network R2 DVD

Thanks to MM and Christopher who wrote a review in Is It Uncut?

The electrocution is fully restored including more bloody close-ups. The shotgun killing of a hired thug Cannell is now uncut restoring a shot of his bloody face when Bronson shoots & a more lingering shot of his bloody corpse. The bar fight is uncut now restoring close-ups of Bronson twisting a thugs testicles.

  • However a cut NEVER made to uk video & Carlton/Prism dvd releases of roughly 2 seconds is apparent. The bloody exit wound to John Glovers back after Bronson shotguns him is missing (its in both previous dvds!)
  • The R rated version also has a totally (less-bloody) different shot of Raymond St. Jacques with the knife in his throat. The older UK versions have a much bloodier close-up.
1:02s 18 85:25s The cut UK Cinema Version was passed 18 after 10s of further BBFC cuts for:
  • 2004 Prism R2 DVD
  • 2000 Carlton VHS
  • 1986 Heron VHS

Thanks to M.M.

  • The electricity torture scene was very heavily edited and loses several bloody close-ups
  • The shotgun killing of a hired thug, Cannell, lost a shot of his bloody face when Bronson shoots & a more lingering shot of his bloody corpse.
  • The film also suffered cuts from the opening fight in the bar, in particular Bronson twisting a thugs testicles
52s 18 89:00s
=85:26s
Passed 18 with 52s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1983 cinema release
Evil Woman 2001 US/Australia comedy by Dennis Dugan

See Saving Silverman

Evilspeak

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Evilspeak is a 1981 USA horror by Eric Weston.
With Clint Howard, RG Armstrong and Joe Cortese. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Originally uncut for pre-cert VHS but this was replaced by the butchered R rated version. Either way these both got banned as a video nasty. Then butchered by the BBFC for 1987 VHS. The end result was very similar to the cut R rated version. BBFC cuts were waived for 2004 DVD but the best available print had been shortened for dialogue. The uncut version was composed by restoring the missing dialogue but from lower quality sources. Anchor Bay included both options on its 2004 DVD.

Summary Review: Stands up well

A military cadet who happens to be a social outcast taps into a way to summon demons and cast spells on his tormentors through his computer.

It's strange when you see a film for the first time in twenty years, you expect it to have the same impact as it did when you first saw it as a gore-hungry teenager. And of course it can't, but it does stand up remarkably well.

Stuart disagrees: I love cheesy B movie horror, but this was an overlong borefest. There are 2 death scenes during the film that are minimal in gore, then by the time the final act comes, you really don't care about the cheesy quick cut gore.

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18 99:38s UK: A complete but composite version was passed 18 uncut for strong gory violence for:

From Dark Angel, www.realmofhorror.co.uk

The fully uncut version from Anchor Bay is a composite print with some of the restored dialogue scenes being of lower picture quality.

The 2004 Anchor Bay release will be a 2 disc special edition containing the US version, which is uncut in terms of gore but misses out some scenes of dialogue, and a fully uncut version which has the additional dialogue spliced into it from the previous cut UK release.

The reasons for the 2 different versions is that the shorter version will contain the directors commentary track as used on the US R1 DVD. The fully uncut version, being a composite print, will obviously have differences in picture and sound quality, so they wanted to give fans the best way of viewing these as possible.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

From Shout Factory:

The film has been completely restored from a newly discovered 35mm inter-positive source including all of its long rumored scenes of bloody carnage.

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shortened
18 88:27s UK: A shortened version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts as an extra for:

This version is uncut in terms of gore but has shortened dialogue for pacing reasons

mpaa cut
3:28s
MPAA R 96:03s US: The R rated Version was substantially cut to avoid an X rating

See Pictorial details of cuts for R rating from movie-censorship.com:

  • Cut to the opening scene on the beach. Missing the end when Esteban brings cuts off a young woman's head with a sword.
  • When Coopersmith is attacked by the demon-pigs, cuts to Miss Friedemeyer trying to remove the jewelled pentagram from the book
  • Cut to an  unseen force taking hold of janitor Sarge, twisting his head slowly to the point where his neck snaps and his head is now backwards..
  • Missing a horde of demon-pigs killing secretary Miss Friedemeyer in the bathtub and eating her guts. Plus cuts to a pig eating chunks from the body
  • Cut to a flying nail embedding itself in the forehead of Reverend Jameson and killing him. Cuts to the aftermath as the congregation panic to leave the church including shots of the dead reverend.
  • Cuts to the possessed Coopersmith splitting the head of the Colonel with a broadsword. sights of the bloody brains have also been removed
  • Cut to Ox Baker being killed by 2 demon pigs
  • Cuts to Jo Jo Anderson being threatened by a demon pig, observing a pig still chomping on Ox Baker, and then being beheaded by Coopersmith
  • Cut to Bubba banging on the locked church door
  • Cut to the coach being beheaded along with a shot of the head striking the floo
  • Cut to a recruit being eaten by demon pigs as he emerges from an air shaft. Also cut to the sight of his disembodied hand.
  • Cuts to the death of Bubba by having his heart plucked out by demon Sarge
  • A cut to a scene showing the wrecked church
BBFC cut
3:34s
18 95:56s UK: Passed 18 after BBFC cuts of 3:34s for:
  • 2001 Prism R2 DVD
  • 1999 Digital Entertainment VHS
  • 1987 Apex VHS

The BBFC cuts were similar to the US cuts for an R rating:

  • a young maiden having her head chopped off
  • a shot of the basement bloke having his neck broken
  • pigs attacking woman in bath and eating her guts.
  • priest have a nail in the head and shots of him.
  • teacher having head splatted by Coopersmith.
  • pigs eating the kids.
  • kids losing their heads
  • kids being terrorised by pigs
  • kid's heart being torn out
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Video Nasty 99:53s

96:03s

 

 

UK: Videospace originally released the video uncut for pre-cert video
  • 1983 Videospace VHS

UK: With the nasty panic rolling on Videospace replaced their uncut version with a cut version, presumably the cut R rated Version for"

  • 1983 Videospace VHS

However the film was still banned as a video nasty in March 1984 (cut and uncut versions). It stayed listed throughout the panic so became one of the collectable DPP 39s

Excessive Force

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uncut 18 83:18s 1993 US action film by Jon Hess

The BBFC cuts were waived for the 2007 Entertainment in Video DVD

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

Review from US Amazon : Excessive Praise

Action superstar Thomas Ian Griffith takes on evil Italians and corrupt cops in this edge-of-your seat thriller. In perhaps his best role of all time, Griffith crafts a fascinating character unlike any ever seen before: a cop frustrated with his work and alienated from his wife. When Griffith uses excessive force to get a confession, a web of intrigue and sinister alliances is slowly revealed to him.

Excessive Force is a 90 minute visual feast of pure adrenaline! A must-see film for any fan of good cinema.

26s 18 82:34s The BBFC cut 26s from the 1993 video from Entertainment in Video
Excite Me Excite Me is a 1972 Italy mystery thriller by Sergio Martino.

See Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key

The Executioner

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  • Duke Mitchell's Massacre Mafia Style
  • Like father, Like Son
The Executioner is a 1978 USA crime thriller by Duke Mitchell.
Starring Duke Mitchell, Vic Caesar and Lorenzo Dodo. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

The pre-cert video was seized by the police during the video nasties moral panic. Passed 18 uncut by the BBFC for 1987 VHS.

Summary Notes

City streets run with blood as the son of America's King of organised crime seeks revenge for his father's exile to Sicily. His revenge and lust for power are bloody, violent, appalling... until he disgraces his father. Then the hitman becomes the hunted...

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18 79:01s UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 1987 Trans Global Pictures VHS
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uncut
Section 3 seizure 78:35s UK: Released on pre-cert VHS for:
  • 1983 Active VHS
  • 1982 Hello VHS
  • VTI 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.

Executions 2

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2:39s 18 55:01s 1995 US documentary

Cut when submitted in 2005 with the following BBFC comment:

Cuts required to remove (1) lingering and close-up details of man being shot repeatedly, his death throes and his mutilated face, (2) entire scene of bloodily wounded man virtually torn in half at waist, and (3) entire scene of two restrained and conscious men having their hands sawn off at wrist.

These are in accordance with the Video Recordings Act 1984 (harm to potential viewers or to society through the depiction of mutilation, torture or acts of gross violence towards humans) and BBFC policy (encouraging callousness towards victims and taking pleasure in pain).

Executive Decision

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  • Critical Decision

Executice Decision DVD cover

 

Executive Decision is a 1996 US action film by Stuart Baird.
With Kurt Russell, Halle Berry and Steven Seagal. YouTube icon YouTube icon IMDb

Politically Correct pre-cuts have been made to remove the islamic links to the terrorists. Further category cuts by the BBFC for violence

Summary Notes

When terrorists seize control of an airliner, an intelligence analyst accompanies a commando unit for a midair boarding operation.

Cutting Edge: Steven Seagal Special

Steven Seagal: A cutting Edge Special

Steven Seagal: The Complete Cuts
 

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  MPAA
R Rated
~134:00s
=~128:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:
cut
pre-cut
12s
  MPAA
R Rated
~133:00s
=~127:00s
US: Pre-cut and MPAA R Rated for:
  • 2011 Blu-ray

The European Version was pre-cut to remove references to islam

  • The shot of the suicide bomber in the opening scene holding a Qur'an and a necklace in his hand has been digitally altered to remove the sight of these two items.
  • A similar change occurs later, where footage of Hassan touching his Qur'an and flipping through it has been altered so his hands do not move as he speaks, nor is the book seen to be fingered.
  • Al Tar, the David Suchet character, is seen rising from a praying position to answer a phone call from the cockpit. The UK version shows him answering the phone only, you do not know he has been praying.
  • In German language releases, the dubbing of terrorists speaking in Arabic was mistranslated to tone down references to Allah and islam
cut
total 20s

BBFC cut
8s

cut
pre-cut
12s

15 cert 127:05s UK: The European Version was passed 15 after a further 8s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1998 Warner R2 DVD
  • 1996 Warner VHS
  • 1996 cinema release

BBFC cuts from IMDb:

  • During the attack at the beginning of the film there are 3 cuts to the use of the knife by the Steven Seagal character. One bad guy suffers a sliced throat, a second gets stabbed in the throat and another gets stabbed trying to run away.

The European Version was pre-cut to remove references to islam

  • Al Tar, the David Suchet character, is seen rising from a praying position to answer a phone call from the cockpit. The UK version shows him answering the phone only, you do not know he has been praying.
  • In German language releases, the dubbing of terrorists speaking in Arabic was mistranslated to tone down references to Allah and islam
Exhibition

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Chasing Muse Jean Francois Davy
A double feature of Transgression + Exhibition

Exhibition is a 1975 France adult documentary by Jean-François Davy.
Starring Claudine Beccarie, Benoît Archenoul and Noëlle Louvet. BBFC link IMDb
Banned by the BBFC for 1976 cinema release. Subsequent UK releases are softcore versions. The Director's Cut is complete and MPAA Unrated for US DVD release coupled with Transgression.

Summary Review: French Success

This is a documentary about French porno star Claudine Beccarie, the original containing several staged hardcore scenes.

Jean-Francois Davy's motivation was noble he really tried to present his subject as a fully rounded human being who just happened to be working in the sex industry. The result was a huge commercial hit in France where it played regular cinemas packed to capacity, before the 1976 X -law relegated it to more specialized venues until 1983 when Minister of Culture Jack Lang removed the X-rating which enabled Davy to re-release the film with added footage, again with great success.

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Director's Cut
MPAA
Unrated
  US: The Director's Cut is complete and  MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2015 Artsploitation Films [Transgression + Exhibition] R1 DVD at US Amazon
The release is described as the first U.S. release of the complete cut of the classic erotic documentary.
  soft MPAA
Unrated
~90:00s US: Presumably a softcore version is MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2007 Televista R0 DVD
  soft pre-cert VHS 90:45s UK: A softcore version was released on pre-cert video for:
  • 1979 World of Video 2000 VHS
  soft GLC logo
X
  UK: Presumably a softcore version was given a GLC X (18) certificate for screening in London
banned
banned
rejected 111:08s UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1976 cinema release
Exit the Dragon, Enter the tiger

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  • Tian whang jou whang
  • Bruce Lee: Star of Stars
1:28s 18 78:49s 1976 Jong Kong action film by by Tso Nam Lee

Cut when submitted in 1990

  • Cuts to the use of nunchaku and fight violence.
  • An attack on a woman was deleted
  • The use of a blow torch was trimmed

Note that Exit the Dragon, Enter the Tiger is several minutes shorter than the Bruce Lee: Star of Stars version. Most of the edits were of dialogue rather than action

Exodus: Gods and Kings Exodus: Gods and Kings is a 2014 UK / USA / Spain drama by Ridley Scott.

See Banned International: Exodus: Gods and Kings

Exorcism Exorcism is a 1981 Spanish/French video by Jess Franco

See Demoniac

The Exorcism of Emily Rose

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Exorcism Emily Rose DVD

 

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

MPAA
Unrated

116:42s 2005 US crime drama by Scott Derrickson. With Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson and Shohreh Aghdashloo. IMDb

The Unseen Version/Unrated Version was passed 15 uncut for:

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut

15 cert

MPAA
PG-13

114:30s The cut Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2005 Sony video
  • 2005 cinema release

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com :

The Theatrical Version is indeed considerably censored.

  • One notable omission is that the photograph of Emily used as evidence in the courtroom. Frequent views of the photo have been altered and the photo has been changed to black and white.
  • A lot of shots have been cut and the difference neutralized by alternative shots of the same length. It seems that the studio planned to get the more profitable PG-13 rating for the movie and had to censor it according to the guidelines of the MPAA.
The Exorcist

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  • William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist

Exorcist 40th Anniversary Blu ray Region  

The Exorcist is a 1973 US horror by William Friedkin.
With Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow and Linda Blair. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Passed 18 uncut for 1974 cinema release. A video release was informally banned by the BBFC for many years. Later released uncut. A Director's Cut turned up for DVD.

Listen to BBFC Podcast Episode 50 from bbfc.co.uk

Promotional Material

Actress Chris MacNeil (Ellen Burstyn) has every reason to be content, having just completed a film with director Burke Dennings (Jack MacGowran). However, she becomes disturbed by the changes taking place in her 12-year-old daughter, Regan (Linda Blair). At first sullen and withdrawn, Regan becomes aggressive and blasphemous, and ugly welts appear on her face and body. No medical cure is forthcoming, and after Burke is killed by being thrown from Regan's window, Chris turns to local Jesuit priest Father Damien Karras (Jason Miller) for help. Karras then calls in exorcist Father Lankester Merrin (Max von Sydow), who confirms that Regan is possessed by the devil. William Peter Blatty's screenplay, based on his own novel inspired by actual events, won an Oscar, and the film was deemed so powerful that it was refused a BBFC certificate for fifteen years.
uncut
Altered Director's Cut
18

MPAA R

126:45s

 

UK: The Altered Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2014 Warner 40th Anniversary Edition [Theatrical + Altered Director's Cut] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2010 Warner [Theatrical + Altered Director's Cut] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon

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

See version details from dvdcompare.net :

  • Two of the demon/gargoyle face effects which were available on the DVD release have been deleted.
uncut
Director's Cut
18

MPAA R

126:41s UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for:

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

From IMDb. The Director's Cut includes the following additions and changes:

  • A slightly different opening, which shows the MacNeil's home in Georgetown, then cuts to the opening titles.
  • The scene where Chris MacNeil screams on the phone includes a new music cue and omits the line "I've been on this fucking line for 20 minutes!" and simply cuts to the next scene.
  • A new scene with Regan at the hospital receiving treatment to diagnose her "unusual" behavior. The doctor tells Chris MacNeil that Regan told him to "keep his hands away from her Goddamn cunt." This scene sets up her bizarre behavior earlier and clarifies the scene where Chris tells Regan "it's just like the doctor said, it's just nerves. You just take your pills and you'll be fine"
  • The party scene removes the shot of Regan lauging with the guests, obviously because of her "unusual" behavior in the previous scene.
  • In the scene where Chris returns home and the lights go out, new digital effects including satanic faces and images of the statue, new sound effects, and music have been added to the scene.
  • The "spider-walk" scene has been restored and digitally altered from the original scene. Here, crude wires from the scene have been digitally removed, she comes down the stairs much faster, and her mouth is full of blood. It then cuts to black, and the next scene opens.
  • Before she grabs the psychiatrist's crotch, a new digital effect of her face morphing into the devil(which is seen in subliminal cuts throughout)including a new growl has been added.
  • A new music cue has been added to the scene with Lt. Kinderman and Father Karras.
  • After Father Karras leaves for the night, a new scene of him examining a tape of Regan trying to talk to her dad has been added and a new music cues ties the new scene and the scene of Father Karras at the mass together.
  • New scenes with Sharon trying to tune out the devil groans and a short moment with Chris MacNeil and Father Merrin(which hints his vulnerability and weakness) have been added.
  • A new music cue has been added to the scene with Father Karras and Father Merrin going up the stairs to perform the exorcism, and a short scene has been added before they enter the room. Father Damien asks Chris MacNeil what Regan's middle name is. She tells him it's Theresa, and he says "what a lovely name."
  • The scene with Father Karras and Father Merrin talking on the stairs (which was included on the 25th Anniversary DVD) has been restored.
  • When Father Karras looks up at the window when he's possessed, a new digital effect with Karras' mother's face has been added, and the scene includes the "subtle morph effect" that was included on the 25th anniversary edition DVD.
  • When Chris MacNeil gives Father Dyer Father Karras' medal, he gives it back to her and says "I think you should keep it", instead of simply keeping it as in the original version. A new short scene of Regan smiling and waving at Father Dyer as they drive away and Father Dyer waving back has been added.
  • The original ending with Father Dyer and Lt. Kinderman has been restored. The 'tubular bells' music cue plays over them walking away, and it ends before Lt. Kinderman can say quote "Casablanca", "I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship".
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uncut
Theatrical Version
18

MPAA R

116:41s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2010 Warner [Theatrical + Altered Director's Cut] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 1999 Warner R2 DVD
  • 1999 Harbottle & Lewis VHS
  • 1990 cinema release
  • 1974 cinema release

US: The Theatrical Version is MPAA R Rated for:

  • 2014 Warner [Theatrical + Altered Director's Cut] Exorcist Complete Anthology RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2013 Warner [Theatrical + Altered Director's Cut] 40th Anniversary Edition RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2010 Warner [Theatrical + Altered Director's Cut] R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon

By the time Ferman had been replaced as director by Duval the video was passed with the following justification:

The film version was originally given an 'X' certificate in 1974 and has been widely shown since then. In the 1970s, however, incidents of hysteria involving young women led to some concern that the film might cause severe emotional problems particularly among those who believed in the reality of demonic possession. It was with this concern in mind that the BBFC in the 1980s and early 1990s concluded that a video classification - even with an '18' rating (which could not entirely exclude the possibility of the work being seen by younger and susceptible viewers) - was inappropriate.

It must be acknowledged, however, that there is little if any hard evidence known to the BBFC that The Exorcist has, in its video form, caused actual harm to its viewers. The video version was in fact widely available for many years before the Video Recordings Act 1984 introduced the requirement of BBFC classification. The recent re-release of the film version by Warner Brothers has, moreover, been accompanied by none of the hysteria or audience disturbance which occurred in the mid-1970s.

The Exorcist has been available on video uncut for many years in other European countries, notably Germany (rated for 16 year olds) and Sweden (rated for 14 year olds) where the protection of the young is considered particularly important.

The Video Recordings Act places on the BBFC a duty to have special regard (among other relevant factors) to any harm that may be caused to potential viewers or, through their behaviour, to society by the manner in which the work deals with, for example, violent or horrific behaviour or incidents or human sexual activity. The Board must consider as a potential viewer any person (including a child or young person) who is likely to view the video.

The BBFC must also apply the requirements of Article 10 of the European Convention of Human Rights, now accepted as British law. Inter alia, these impose a duty to preserve freedom of expression, with the relevant restrictions being "for the prevention of disorder or crime (or) for the protection of health or morals". Alongside these, there is a duty to observe the principle of proportionality: any restriction on the basic duty of freedom of expression should have a proportional justification.

The BBFC concluded that The Exorcist , while still a powerful and compelling work, no longer has the same impact as it did 25 years ago. Film technique and special effects have moved on a long way since then, and audiences - including (or especially) teenagers brought up on a range of modern multi- media output - are less likely to be affected. Correspondingly, the potential of The Exorcist to disturb a small, impressionable minority must be significantly diminished.

The BBFC has also considered the likely effects of The Exorcist 's current reputation. We cannot discount the possibility that, however restrictive its classification, under-age persons may seek ways to view it. On the other hand, both the name and the nature of this film are familiar to most people: its reputation should prompt many parents and guardians to be more alert to that possibility than would normally be the case.

On balance, therefore, and after careful consideration, the Board has concluded that the video version of The Exorcist should be classified - but at a level which minimises the likelihood of the work being viewed by young and impressionable persons.

banned
banned
banned
banned
  UK: Banned by a few local authorities, notably Bradford, Worthing and Torbay for:
  • 1974 cinema release
UK: The BBFC website in Dec 98 noted the absence of video releases:
The film itself still shows quite regularly in cinemas but we have not yet classified the video, nor has it ever been shown on television, including subscription television. The problem is not the frightening nature of the story but the combination of the themes with which it deals and the very powerful treatment it is given in this version.

Showings of this film have resulted in severe emotional problems among a small but worrying number of adults who do believe in the reality of demonic possession and satanic practices. A video or television showing would inevitably attract many young teenagers, some of whom would be, more even than adults, susceptible to this sort of material, since they might well identify with the central character, a 12-year-old girl. Newspaper reports and letters in our files indicate the very real and serious disturbance that can result and we feel uneasy about being a party to this sort of psychological damage. It is partly because the film is so convincing and effective that it can be so disturbing for some.

It is hard for those of us who do not give credence to the possibility of possession to appreciate how powerful an influence this can evidently exert on those who do. At a time when charges of satanic abuse appear fairly regularly in the press and alleged instances have been reported and when an Act was passed in Parliament, the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act (1994), which specifically requires the Board "to have special regard to any harm that may be caused to potential viewers, or, through their behaviour, to society by the manner in which the work deals with, for example, horrific incidents", there are added reasons to be cautious. Eventually, perhaps the time will come to release THE EXORCIST on video, but we are not convinced that this is that moment, particularly at a time when many parents allow their children to see videos unsupervised, according to the latest research.

UK : Banned from Sky TV

In the 1990s,, Sky TV wanted to show The Exorcist on TV. The idea was championed by future BBFC director, Robin Duvall,  working at the time at Sky. However James Ferman petitioned that it would be odd that it could be shown on TV whilst being banned on video, and Sjy backed down.
Exorcist II: The Heretic

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Exorcist 2 Heretic Richard Burton

Exorcists II: The Heretic is a 1972 US horror by John Boorman.
With Richard Burton, Linda Blair and Louise Fletcher. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Shortened for theatrical release but the Original Version was eventually released

Summary Review

A girl once possessed by a demon finds that it still lurks within her. Meanwhile, a priest investigates the death of the girl's exorcist.
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18

MPAA R

 

112:46s UK: The Original Version was passed 18 uncut for:

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

BBFC uncut

cut
shortened

18

MPAA R

98:13s UK: The shortened US Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 Warner VHS
  • 1977 cinema release

After a presumably poor response to the premiere, the director rapidly created a shortened version for US general cinema release.

From IMDb: The film was shortened as follows:

  • A faster re-working of the theme music
  • An introduction was added to recap The Exorcist.
  • In the opening, Burton's touching of Merrin's picture is cut. The tap-dancing scene with Linda Blair had been completely cut.
  • Just about all conversation between Burton and the cardinal has been cut.
  • The hypnosis scene is mercifully edited.
  • A few lines are cut when Blair talks with the autistic girl.
  • The church top communion scene is almost completely cut
  • The line Let me reach you , spoken by Blair, is dubbed out.
  • There is more stock footage to be seen when Linda Blair enters her old bedroom, Stock footage of her yelling Fill It UP! from the first film and a face dissolving scene with Blair in black lipstick.
  • The line, Be joined with us father has been completely cut.
  • The next three or four scenes have been mixed around as well, leaving the scene with Fletcher yelling HELP edited out.
  • The infamous ending of course, has Burton dying, instead of living, and Blair and Fletcher just looking at each other with artificial looks of grief on their faces.
  • The end credit theme changed to a rock song
      There is also a European Variant version
The Exorcist III

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  • El exorcista III

Exorcist III Collectors Blu ray

The Exorcist III is a 1990 USA horror mystery thriller by William Peter Blatty.
Starring George C Scott, Ed Flanders and Brad Dourif. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
No BBFC or MPAA censor cuts. The Film exists as a Theatrical Cut and a Director's Cut.

Summary Notes

Lt. Kinderman and Father Dyer cheer each other up on the anniversary of the death of their mutual friend, Father Damien Karras, by going to see "It's a Wonderful Life" at the local theater in Georgetown, near Washington D.C. But there's no cheering Kinderman while a particularly cruel and gruesome serial killer is at large. His murders, which involve torture, decapitation and the desecration of religious icons, is bad enough; but they also resemble those of the Gemini Killer, who has been dead for fifteen years.

BBFC uncut
Director's Cut
MPAA
Unrated
~105:00s
=100:00s
US: The Director's Cut is  MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2016 Shout! Factory [Theatrical + Director's Cut] Collector's Edition (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon

In speaking to the process of creating the director's cut for this 2016 Shout! Factory release, Blu-ray producer Cliff MacMillan states:

We conducted an exhaustive search through a pallet of film assets from the original shoot to re-create William Peter Blatty's intended vision. Unfortunately, that footage has been lost to time. To that end, we turned to VHS tapes of the film's dailies to assemble the director's cut. However, even some of that footage was incomplete, so scenes from the theatrical re-shoot were used to fill in the gaps. This director's cut is a composite of varying footage quality from the best available sources.

See  pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com :

the alterations are not exactly mind-blowing. There is some additional dialog and more scenes with Brad Dourif. The remaining footage consists of redundant scenes or shots.  Moreover, the quality of most of the new scenes is pretty lousy - due to a terrible source.

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Theatrical Cut
15

18

MPAA R

105:15s
UK: The Theatrical Cut was passed 15 uncut for:
  • 2002 Warner Home video

UK: The Theatrical Cut was passed 18 uncut for:

  • 1991 CBS/Fox VHS
  • 1990 cinema release

US: The Theatrical Cut is uncut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2016 Shout! Factory [Theatrical + Director's Cut] Collector's Edition (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon
Exorcist: The Beginning Exorcist: The Beginning is a 2004 USA horror mystery thriller by Renny Harlin.

Uncut in the UK and US

See Exorcist Films: Exorcist: The Beginning

Expect No Mercy

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7s 18 90:56s 1995 release by Zale Dalen
The Expendables

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The Expendables Extended Directors Blu ray

The Expendables is a 2010 US action film by Sylvester Stallone.
With Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham and Jet Li. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
The Theatrical Version was cut by the BBFC for a 15 rated cinema release. Uncut at 18 on DVD. An Extended Director's Cut was released later with toned down violence but still 18 rated. Both versions uncut in the US.

Summary Notes

A CIA operative hires a team of mercenaries to eliminate a Latin dictator and a renegade CIA agent. Barney Ross leads the "Expendables", a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, martial arts expert Yin Yang, heavy weapons specialist Hale Caesar, demolitionist Toll Road and loose-cannon sniper Gunner Jensen.

Barney and Lee head to a remote locale to scout out their opposition. Once there, they meet with local rebel Sandra and discover the true nature of the conflict engulfing the city. When they escape the island and Sandra stays behind, Ross must choose to either walk away and save his own life - or attempt a suicidal rescue mission that might just save his soul.

uncut
Director's Cut
18

MPAA R

113:17s
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108:45s
UK: The Extended Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence for:

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

The generally recommended Extended cut adds a little bit more characterisation to some of the tough guys neglected in the Theatrical Version. The violence was toned down a little too. The knife twisting scene is partially cut but retains sufficient of the sadistic killing to still require an 18 rating.

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uncut
Theatrical Version
18

MPAA R

99:10s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2010 Lions Gate RB Blu-ray
  • 2010 Lions Gate Online

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

  • 2010 Lions Gate R1 DVD/RA Blu-ray
  • 2010 Lions Gate R1 DVD

The BBFC explained their 18 rating:

The Expendables is a US action thriller about a group of mercenaries on a mission to overthrow a dictatorship in a fictional South American country. The film was originally classified 15 for cinema release after a single cut was made to remove a close shot of the hero sadistically twisting a knife into a villain's neck. This DVD version of the film reinstates the footage cut from the cinema version and was therefore classified 18 for strong bloody violence.

The strong bloody violence occurs throughout the film, with the mercenaries shooting and stabbing dozens of people in a manner that is strongly reminiscent of a video game. The BBFC's Guidelines at 15 state that Violence may be strong but should not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury . The film contains many moments depicting the infliction of injury but most of these occur in the context of lengthy battle scenes where the general mayhem and chaos lessens the visual impact of the actual killings. However, the single moment cut from the cinema release (in which the hero sadistically twists a knife into a villain's neck) does dwell on the infliction of pain and injury and therefore exceeds the terms of the 15 Guidelines.

The film also contains multiple uses of strong language and frequent sight of knives being displayed and used.

BBFC cut
category
2s
15 cert 103:19s
=99:11s
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 after 2s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2010 Lions Gate R2 DVD
  • 2010 cinema release.

The BBFC noted:

  • The company chose to remove one shot, showing a hero sadistically twisting a knife into a guard's neck, in order to obtain a 15 classification. An uncut 18 classification was available. t
The Expendables 3

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The Expendables 3 is a 2014 USA action adventure thriller by Patrick Hughes.
Starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham and Jet Li. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut for an MPAA PG-13. The uncut version was released on Blu-ray only in the US and UK.

Stallone has suggested that there will be a 'harder' version released on home video. However there is no sign of this for the first batch of home video releases in the UK and US but the Director's Cut has been announced for release in Germany

Summary Notes

Barney and his team, known as "The Expendables", come into conflict with ruthless arms dealer Conrad Stonebanks, the Expendables' co-founder, who is determined to destroy the team.

uncut
Extended Director's Cut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

FSK 18 symbol

125:56s
 
UK: The Extended Cut was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, strong language  for:
  • 2014 Lionsgate [Extended Cut + Theatrical Version] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
The BBFC Insight comments:

There are frequent scenes of moderate action violence with occasional strong moments. The violence takes the form of battles involving guns, knives and other weaponry, as well as crunchy hand-to-hand combat sequences. Although sight of blood and injury detail is limited, there are some moments of strong violence, including a stabbing.

There is infrequent use of strong language ('fuck', motherfucker').

US: he Extended Cut is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2014 Lionsgate [Extended Cut + Theatrical Version] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon

Germany: The Extended Director's Cut is 18 rated

See review from  winnipegsun.com

This unrated version will surely embody the kind of bloody, profane action that the original ought to have included, right? Yeah, not so much.

While the action in The Expendables 3 is entertaining, it wasn't until after I re-watched The Expendables 2 that I realized yes, in fact, I do miss the blood. On first viewing, the lack of gore in The Expendables 3 seemed kind of refreshing. But now it feels almost the opposite, sanitizing the violence to a point where it seems to have even less consequence. And that's not a good thing.

The unrated version does have about five extra minutes of action and dialogue, and some of the fight scenes feel less choppy (possibly because scenes involving knife deaths weren't trimmed as much -- apparently getting stabbed is more problematic for movie classification than getting shot.) And while Harrison Ford said the only 'fuck' in the original version, there are now a smattering of additional swears, including a couple of 'motherfuckers'.

But the whole thing maintains its weirdly hygienic form of video game-style slaughter. It's not a radically different edit, and other than the cusses, could probably have snuck by the film classification folks a second time.

See  pictorial cuts details from  movie-censorship.com

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
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12 cert

MPAA PG-13

121:12s UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 12 for frequent moderate action violence, infrequent strong language without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2014 Lions Gate R2 DVD
  • 2014 cinema release
The BBFC Insight comments:

There is moderate action violence throughout. This takes the form of battles involving guns and other weaponry, as well as crunchy hand-to-hand combat sequences. Knives are used from time to time. However, very little is seen in terms of blood or injury detail. The violence is further moderated by the delivery of comic one-liners by various characters. Language

There is a single use of strong language ('fuck').

The BBFC further commented in the Annual Report for 2014:

The distributor chose to cut the first instalment in the series to obtain a 15 classification, whereas the first sequel was passed uncut at 15.

For this third instalment, the distributor requested a 12A. It was clear the film makers had taken pains to avoid focus on bloody and violent detail that characterised the previous instalments, largely replacing this with generalised scenes of action, on a par with films such as those in the 'Bourne' and Bond franchises. Accordingly, the BBFC advised the distributor that the second sequel was likely to be passed at 12A.

On formal submission, the BBFC classified the film 12A without cuts, although an extended version with slightly stronger violence and stronger language was passed 15 for DVD release.

US: Cut for an MPAA PG-13 for violence including intense sustained gun battles and fight scenes, and for language for:

US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:

See article from collider.com :

Collider.com learned from sources that the film just squeaked by the MPAA with a PG-13 rating, and they had to make trims to get there after the first pass was given an R.

Knowing the first cut was rated R, probably means an unrated version of The Expendables 3 will be released on Blu-ray.

Experiment in Evil Experiment in Evil is a 1959 France TV horror drama by Jean Renoir.

See Le Testament Du Docteur Cordelier

Experiment in Terror

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  • The Grip of Fear
cut 12 cert 118:15s 1962 US thriller by Blake Edwards.
Wiht Glenn Ford, Lee Remick and Stefanie Powers. IMDb

The Pre-cut Theatrical Version was passed 12 without further BBFC cuts for the 2010 Sony R2 DVD

cut X cert   The BBFC cut the 1962 cinema release

The submitted running time was noted as 123:10s = 118:14s

The Explorers

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uncut
U cert

MPAA
PG

102:06s 1985 US children's adventure by Joe Dante.
Wiht Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix and Bobby Fite. IMDb

The shortened Restored Video Version was passed U without BBFC cuts for:

The US release featured the Restored Video Version is uncut and MPAA PG Rated for:

From IMDb:

Re-edited by director Joe Dante and is two-minutes shorter than the original theatrical release.

  • Deleted scene following Wolfgang walking to school and be accosted by bullies and then discussing with Ben spceship ideas.
  • Additional night time scene with the three boys pushing a stolen fun fair gondola and losing control of it.
  • Deleted dream scene with Ben in a classroom with  teh starship in the corner
BBFC uncut U cert 104:41s The Theatrical Version was passed U without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1986 CIC VHS
  • 1985 cinema release
Exposé

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  • House on Straw Hill
  • The House on Straw Hill
  • Trauma

House Straw Hill Blu ray Combo

Uncut at:
R1 DVD at UK Amazon RA Blu-ray at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at US Amazon Blu-ray at US Amazon
Exposé is a 1976 UK horror thriller by James Kenelm Clarke.
With Udo Kier, Linda Hayden, Fiona Richmond. YouTube icon BBFC link   IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1975 cinema release. Released uncut on pre-cert VHS but was later banned as a video nasty reaching DPP39 status as it stayed banned throughout the moral panic. Cut by the BBFC for releases from 1997. Released uncut in the US in 2013.

Summary Review: Sleazy and Gruesome

Writer Paul Martin has scored a massive hit with his first novel and has retreated to a remote cottage in the heart of the English countryside to concentrate on his follow up. He's accompanied by his new secretary, Linda, a housekeeper and occasionally his lover Suzanne. However there is something strange about Linda and soon the bodies begin to pile up.

Udo Kier is decent as a highly unlikeable writer and Linda Hayden is excellent as his secretary. She openly masturbates few times and has a great lesbian encounter with Fiona Richmond.

The violence is quite tame except for the bathroom murder scene which is pretty nasty. The direction is lifeless, the characters are unpleasant and the film is slightly dull. Still I enjoyed it and you should too, if you like exploitation cinema.

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MPAA
Unrated

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~84:00s
=~80:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

France: Uncut titled House on Straw Hill
Austria: Uncut titled House on Straw Hill

The Australian VHS is also reported to be uncut.

BBFC cut
51s
18 79:34s UK: Passed 18 for strong sex and violence after 51s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2006 Village DVD titled Expose
  • 2002 Odyssey DVD titled Expose
  • 1997 Disc VHS titled Expose

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

  • Two country boys threaten Linda Hayden with a shotgun and force her to have sex with each of them. The scene goes on for a long time and the guys are shown to be clearly enjoying it whilst the woman rubs her hand up and down the shotgun in a very suggestive manner. The fact that she manages to shoot them both didn't appease the BBFC who cut almost the entire scene.
  • Also a scene showing Fiona Richmond getting murdered in the shower has been reduced to eliminate blood on the breasts.
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uncut
Video Nasty 80:16s UK : Released uncut on pre-cert video for:
  • 1980 Intervision VHS titled Expose

Prior to the VRA, the video was released uncut on the Intervision label and for no obvious reason it was banned as a video nasty in March 1984. It then stayed on the list throughout the panic and therefore became one of the collectable DPP39s

It was also notable in that this was the only UK video that achieved the DPP39 video nasty status.

BBFC cut
1:39s

cut
pre-cut
~1:21s

X cert 81:54s
=78:37s
UK: A pre-cut submission was passed X (18) after 1:39s of further BBFC cuts for:
  • 1975 cinema release as Expose
  • 1975 cinema release as The House on Straw Hill

The cuts were:

  • Pre-cut: A shot of Fiona Richmond's legs streaming with blood was removed.
  • The BBFC required heavy edits to all the sex scenes and shots of bloody stabbings.
Exposed

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  • Exponerad
  • Diary of a Rape
  • The Depraved
12s 18 87:47s 1971 Swedish drama by Gustav Wiklund

Previous cinema cuts were waived when submitted for DVD in 2008. However the BBFC required one new cut of 12s: Cut required to an indecent image of a child (sight of a magazine cover in which a young boy is seen performing fellatio).

cut X cert   The BBFC cut the cinema release in 1972
Exposed: Beyond Burlesque Exposed is a 2013 USA comedy documentary by Beth B.

See Hardcore 18s List: Exposed

The Exterminator

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The Exterminator DVD James Glickenhaus

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uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

97:42s The Exterminator is a 1980 US vigilante film by James Glickenhaus.
With Christopher George and Robert Ginty. YouTube icon IMDb

UK: The Director's Cut/Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

The BBFC commented:

  • Time had diminished the power and impact to the extent that it was no longer likely to prove harmful and so previous cuts were waived.

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

Summary Review:  Decent cult movie

A man's best friend is killed on the streets of New York. The man (Robert Ginty) then transforms into a violent killer, turning New York into a great war zone.

Sure there are lots of cruel scenes and bloodshed. It still isn't far as ultra-violent critics sometimes makes it to be. Violence is just something that gives audience the necessary shocks to built the excitement or to keep it up.

Actors aren't brilliant and the plot is faulty but from time to time this movie gets very interesting and it has a great bunch of magnificent sequences and couple of really good lines. Not a perfect thriller but surely a decent cult movie.

MPAA
cut
MPAA
R Rated
~101:00s
=~96:00s
US: There is a cut US R Rated version to avoid.
uncut
uncut

BBFC
22s not implemented

No Cert 97:43s UK: Synergy had submitted the heavily cut 1991 video version in June 2000 and were presumably told that some of these cuts could now be waived. So Synergy submitted the uncut film in August 2000.

The  Director's Cut/Unrated Version was passed 18 after 22s of BBFC cuts after other BBFC cuts were waived for:

  • 2000 Synergy R0 DVD
  • 2000 Synergy VHS

However it seems that the Synergy DVD was in fact released uncut

The BBFC commented:

  • Cuts required to process beheading
  • and graphic process violence, both in breach of Board guidelines;
  • and to impressionistically strong sadistic torture of a woman
BBFC
3:38s
18 94:00s UK: The Director's Cut/Unrated Version was passed 18 after a further 2.54s of cuts (totalling 3:38s) for:
  • 2000 Synergy video (unreleased, the Director's Cut was then submitted, see above)
  • 1991 Braveworld VHS
  • 1985 Intervision VHS

The following additional cuts were inflicted on the certificated video version

  • The opening Vietnam scene has a further 4 cuts:
    • The infamous beheading shot has been shortened further (7s)
    • A shot of a Vietcong trying to remove wire from his throat is missing 2s
    • A 4s slow motion shot of a Vietcong being shot several times has been deleted
    • The slow-motion shot of a burning Vietcong jumping in the water has been shortened by 5s.
  • The attack on Jefferson suffers 2 further cuts.
    • 2s cut of gang leader with his weapon
    • 2s cut from the stabbing of Jefferson
  • The torture of a hooker is well shortened
    • Two shots missing totalling 1s showing the hooker being stripped
    • A further 11 shots of torment totalling 28s
  • The scene where Eastman (Robert Ginty) fills a dum-dum bullet wth mercury has been heavily cut, almost 2.30 minutes, missing 12 shots
BBFC
44s
pre-cert VHS

X cert

101:14s
=97:11s
UK: The Director's Cut/Unrated Version was passed X (18) after 44s of BBFC cuts for:
  • UK Alpha Vision/Intervision pre-cert VHS
  • 1980 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were

  • The opening Vietnam scene has lost 2 shots:
    • Two cuts shorten the infamous beheading scene (10s)
    • A Vietcong with wire cutting into his throat
  • The attack on Jefferson at 17mins loses 2 shots.
    • Part of the gang leader's stabbing of Jefferson
    • A 3s close up of a garden tool tearing into Jefferson's back
  • The torture of a hooker at 50mins
    • 26s missing including 2s of the hooker lying on the bed and briefly tortured with red hot soldering iron
  • The mugging of an old woman is missing 2s of a kick to the stomach
Exterminator 2

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Exterminator 2 Blu ray Robert Ginty

Exterminator 2 is a 1984 US action film by Mark Buntzman.
With Robert Ginty, Mario Van Peebles and Deborah Geffner. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. Further cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema release in 1984 and the follow up VHS. The BBFC cuts were waived for 2016 18 rated DVD.

Summary Notes

The flamethrower-wielding vigilante John Eastland returns to rid New York of a drug lord and his gang.

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
cut

best available
best
available

18

MPAA R

~89:00s
=~85:00s
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong gore, violence after previous BBFC cuts waived for:

US: Cut for an MPAA R Rating for:

  • 2013 Shout! Factory [4 Action Packed Movie Marathon] R1 DVD at US Amazon

No unrated version has ever been released so this is the best available.

BBFC cut
2:39s

mpaa cut
cut

18 83:17s UK: The cut US R Rated Version was passed 18 after 2:39s of further BBFC cuts for:
  • 1985 Guild VHS
  • 1984 cinema release

From imdb. The BBFC cut scenes  were:

  • the robbery and murder of the elderly couple at the beginning
  • shots of burning pilot in crashed helicopter
  • a guard being run over by a truck
  • the forced heroin injection of the girl
  • Robert Ginty's girlfriend being beaten up by X's gang
  • assorted shots of weapons including nunchakus
  • almost the entire killing of the guard in the subway train scene.
The Exterminators of the Year 3000

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Exterminators Of The Year 3000 is a 1983 Italy / Spain action Sci-Fi film by Giuliano Carnimeo (as Jules Harrison).
Starring Robert Iannucci, Alicia Moro and Luciano Pigozzi. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an 18 rated 1986 VHS. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

The year 3000, after a nuclear war turned the earth into a desert. A group of survivors in a cave runs out of water and desperately needs new supply. The last guy they sent out didn't return. His 10 years old son Timmy wants to join the next team. They know where they'll find a well, but the problem it the way there, which is controlled by a savage gang of motorcyclists under the bloodthirsty Crazy Bull. A lonesome stranger who Timmy meets on the way may help.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
R rated
~103:00s
=~98:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
8s
18 86:53s

UK: Passed 18 after 8s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1986 Medusa Communications VHS
Extreme Prejudice

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Extreme Prejudice is a 1987 USA action crime western by Walter Hill.
Starring Nick Nolte, Powers Boothe and Michael Ironside. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for cinema, VHS and 2000 DVD. Uncut since 2003 DVD. Uncut in the US

Summary Notes

A Texas Ranger and a ruthless narcotics kingpin - they were childhood friends, now they are adversaries...

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
R Rated

100:34s UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence after previous BBFC cuts waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

BBFC cut
19s
18 100:00s UK: Passed 18 after 19s of compulsory BBFC cuts for:
  • 2000 Universal DVD
  • 1987 Guild VHS
  • 1987 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • Cut to remove shot of rat wriggling after being impaled on a knife
Eye of the Cat

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  • Grüne Augen in der Nacht
Eye of the Cat is a 1969 USA horror by David Lowell Rich.
Starring Michael Sarrazin, Gayle Hunnicutt and Eleanor Parker. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1969 cinema release. Uncut and 15 rated for 201 VoD.

Summary Notes

A man and his girlfriend plan to rob the mansion of the man's eccentric but wealthy aunt. However, the aunt keeps dozens of cats in her home, and the man is deathly afraid of cats.

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 97:20s

UK: Passed 15 uncut for moderate violence, drug misuse for:
  • 2017 Universal VoD
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
X pre 1970 submitted
100:53s
=96:51s
UK: Passed X (16) after compulsory cuts for:
  • 1969 cinema release
Eye of the Needle

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uncut
uncut
15 cert 108:01s 1981 UK thriller by Richard Marquand.
With Donald Sutherland, Kate Nelligan and Stephen MacKenna. IMDb .

Passed 15 or AA uncut for:

  • 2001 MGM R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1986 Warner VHS
  • AA rated 1981 cinema release

The US release has a curtailed ending

Eyes of a Stranger

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Eyes of a Stranger

BBFC
1:25s

MPAA
13s

18 79:52s 1981 US horror by Ken Wiederhorn

The US R rated version (already shorn of 13s) was submitted for video in 1986 by Warner and the BBFC wanted another 1:25s of cuts.

From IMDb : The US R-rated release has six cuts adding up to 13s:

  • A shot of the killer slicing off a victims head with a cleaver has been removed.
  • The twitching hand shot of the headless body has been shortened.
  • When Debbie discovers what's in her fish tank, two shots have been removed. The first is head in fish tank. The second is the next shot, which is her reacting to seeing that (obviously removed because there was nothing to cut it to). So in the rated cut, the head in the fish tank is only shown three times, while in the unrated cut, it is shown four times.
  • When the man in car is knifed in the throat, another two shots have been removed. The first is the impact shot. The second is the knife being pulled out and him stumbling away from the car. Also, the shot showing his head bobbing back has been shortened.
  • A closeup of the woman in car getting her throat slit is removed.
  • The shot of the woman in car dying has been trimmed, removing the second half of it where the wound is shown. The shot runs for almost 20 seconds in the unrated cut, and 10 seconds in the rated.

The BBFC edits were made to:

  • shots of nudity
  • heavy cuts to the belt strangulation scene.

Thanks to MM:

The new R1 DVD included in the Twisted Terrors collection runs 84:57 = 81:33s and restores the heavy cuts to the UK Warner rental big box video PLUS the cuts to the US theatrical release made to avoid an X rating. The graphic killings of a couple having their throats cut are now restored.

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

cut X cert 83:15s
=79:55s
The cinema release of 1981 was cut.
Eyes Wide Shut

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  • EWS
Eyes Wide Shut is a 1999 US/UK drama by Stanley Kubrik.
Starring Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman and Todd Field. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut for an MPAA R rating in the US. Uncut in the UK bar a religious recitation that offended the easily offended

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
unrated

152:25s UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2008 Warner R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2008 Warner Stanley Kubrick Box Set R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2000 Warner R2 DVD
  • 2000 Warner VHS
  • 1999 cinema release

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

All British prints are missing the recitation of a passage from the Bhagavad Gita (the holiest Hindu book) during an orgy scene. Warner Brothers cut this before release of the film due to protests from Hindu organizations. It was also removed from all worldwide video releases of the film.

mpaa cut
cut
MPAA
R rated
  US: Avoid the US R Rated Version though where the orgy scene was partially censored in the American release with the placement of computer-generated objects and characters in front of the sex scene details. See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com
Eyes Without a Face

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  • Les yeux sans visage

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Eyes Without a Face is a 1960 France/Italy horror by Georges Franju.
With Pierre Brasseur, Alida Valli and Juliette Mayniel. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut for both UK and US cinema release. Uncut in the US from 2003

Summary Notes

A brilliant surgeon, Dr. Génessier, helped by his assistant Louise, kidnaps nice young women. He removes their faces and tries to graft them onto the head on his beloved daughter Christiane, whose face has been entirely spoiled in a car crash. All the experiments fail, and the victims die, but Génessier keeps trying....

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uncut
15 cert

18

MPAA
Unrated

86:09s UK: Passed 15 uncut for moderate bloody medical horror and violence for: UK : Passed 18 presumably uncut for:
  • 1995 Connoisseur VHS
  • 1995 cinema release

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

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    US: From IMDb. The film's initial 1962 US release was edited and the film was re-titled.
  • The surgery scene was cut down for content,
  • while scenes that made Dr. Genessier seem sympathetic (particularly the scene where he cares for an ailing boy) were also edited.
BBFC cut
cut
X cert   UK: Passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1960 cinema release