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The Fog

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  • Le brouillard

Fog DVD Selma Blair

2005 Canada/USA/France mystery by Rupert Wainwright.
With Tom Welling, Maggie Grace and Selma Blair. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

A cut theatrical version was superceded by an Unrated Version for home video

Summary Review: A mess

The cast in this mess look like teen Baywatch rejects. The music in the original by Carpenter himself brought suspense, tension and a murky sense of foreboding. This nonsense is like a pop promo gone wrong. Avoid this film like the plague.
uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

98:57s UK: The Unrated Version was passed 15 uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC uncut

MPAA
3:25s

15 cert

MPAA
PG-13

99:48s
=95:48s
UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cut for:
  • 2005 cinema release.

The MPAA made cuts for a PG-13

  • Cuts to shots of a man burning, after he has been thrown through the window in flames.
  • Cuts to shots of a man burning at the end scene.
  • The studio also excised about 3 minute of plot
Fong Sai-Yuk 1993 Hong Kong martial arts film by Cory Yuen

See The Legend

Footloose

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Footloose Blu ray Region Kevin Bacon

uncut
uncut
12A cert

15 cert

MPAA
PG

102:46s Footloose is a 1984 USA drama music romance by Herbert Ross.
With Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer and John Lithgow. YouTube icon IMDb

UK: Passed 12A uncut for moderate violence and references to sex and drugs for:

  • 2010 cinema release

UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA PG Rated for:

BBFC
category
2:48s
15 cert

PG cert

99:50s
 
UK: Passed PG after 2:48s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1987 CIC VHS
  • 1984 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • Reel 1: Remove shot of boy making masturbation movement after exchange of dialogue What do you do? A lot of this
  • Reel 2: Remove sequence in a classroom and outside when Rick tries to get Ren to accept a reefer (shit)
  • Reel 3: In sequence where Ariel's boyfriend abuses her and then hits her, remove dialogue: Y ou're dying to screw him, wrap those skinny legs around him , and considerably reduce the beating up.
  • Remove Ariel's dialogue: I'm not a virgin, said to her father in the church
  • Considerably reduce the fight outside the dance hall, removing impact kicks and punches.
For a Few Dollars More

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  • Per qualche dollaro in pi¨
  • A Few Dollars More
  • For Some Dollars More

for a few dollars more germany uncut

For a Few Dollars More is a 1965 Italy/Spain/West Germany western by Sergio Leone.
With Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria VolontÚ. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X (16) rated cinema release. There are multiple versions worldwide with the latest German Blu-ray being the only complete uncut version.

Summary Notes

Monco is a bounty killer chasing El Indio and his gang. During his hunting, he meets Col. Douglas Mortimer, another bounty killer, and they decide to make a partnership, chase the bad guys together and split the reward. During their enterprise, there will be lots of bullets and funny situations. In the end, one of the bounty hunters shows the real intention of his hunting.

uncut
uncut
FSK 16
Germany
132:44s
=127:25s
Germany: The uncut version is currently exclusive to German Blu-ray

The missing material has been restored, probably from an Italian Blur-ray, and is slightly different in quality to the remainder of the film, not disturbingly different though.

BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut
44s

15 cert

MPAA R
MPAA

126:16s

 

UK: A pre-cut version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:

US:  MPAA R rated for:

  • 2014 MGM The Man With No Name Trilogy (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon

It has been suggested that MGM started with the cut US M rated version and spliced a few of the missing bits back in. However the editors creating the tape may have been working with a shortened version as a guide for what was missing. Confusion has reignedy.

From IMDb :

  • missing around 20s from the beating of prisoners (which ends abruptly and without the dialogue exchange between Indio and Groggy).

See article from movie-censorship.com . 44s cut from 6 scenes.

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
cut

15 cert

MPAA
M rated

125:11s UK:  Probably the US cut M rated version. was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2005 MGM R2 DVD
  • 1997 Warner VHS

Cuts for an MPAA M rating were:

  • A close up of a head wound was deleted
  • Indio manically pumping bullets into the body of the prison warden
uncut
uncut
15 cert 126:46s UK: Passed 15 uncut without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1999 Warner VHS
  • 1986 Warner VHS
BBFC cut
cut
X cert submitted
131:45s =126:29s
 
UK: Passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1967 cinema release

Thanks to Vincenzo. The BBFC cuts were:

  • Reel 2 - Remove as far as possible the blows on the helpless man at the hands of Indio's gang.
  • Reel 6 - Reduce to a minimum the beat-up of the two bounty hunters, and remove as far as possible the laughter of their assailants.
  • Reel 7 - Remove the whole flashback to the rape and death of Mortimer's sister.
For a Good Time, Call...

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Good Time Call Blu ray

For a Good Time, Call... is a 2012 USA comedy by Jamie Travis.
With Ari Graynor, Lauren Miller and Justin Long. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
US comedy with an Extended Version for home video.
uncut
Unrated Version
18

MPAA
Unrated

83:51s UK: The Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for frequent strong sex references for:
BBFC uncut
Theatrical Version
18

MPAA R
MPAA 

85:28s
=82:03s
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for frequent strong sex references for:
  • 2012 cinema release
For Love of the Game

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BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut

12 cert

MPAA
PG-13

132:06s 1999 US drama by Sam Raimi

From cuts details on IMDb :

  • A full frontal nude shot of Kevin Costner had to be cut at Universal's request to secure a PG-13 rating
For Men Only

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  • Hot Girls for Men Only

Men Only School Sex

For Men Only is a 1968 UK short film by Pete Walker.
Starring David Kernan, Andrea Allan and Derek Aylward. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts for an 'A' rated 1967 cinema release. Released as part of an 18 rated compilation on 2015 DVD. An extended version was releases in the US with added sex scenes. A full length version was created in Germany with extra scenes shot by a local director.

Summary Notes

A sophisticated London fashion columnist takes a job with a small-town publisher and "moral crusader", much to the dismay of her rich, jealous boyfriend. The "crusader", however, turns out to be not quite what he says he is.

uncut
uncut
Germany flag ~75:00s Germany/US: A reworked version was released with added sex scenes.

From IMDb:

Sex scenes added for American release. German theatrical version extended to feature length (approximately 75 Minutes) with additional scenes directed by Gunter Hendel, adding an entirely new subplot.
uncut
uncut 
18

MPAA
Unrated

38:17s

part of compilation
97:25s

UK: A compilation including the US Version of For Men Only was passed 18 uncut for strong nudity for:
  • 2015 Odeon Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 30th March 2015

US: the US Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2016 Kino Lorber [For Men Only + School for Sex + School for Sex extra material] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2016 Kino Lorber [For Men Only + School for Sex + School for Sex extra material] R1 DVD at US Amazon
BBFC cut
category cuts
A pre 1970 submitted
41:03s
=39:24s
UK: Passed A (PG) after category cuts for:
  • 1967 cinema release
The Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion

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  • Forbidden Photos

Midnight Movies Vol 13 Forbidden

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

91:44s Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion is a 1970 Spain/Italy mystery thriller by Luciano Ercoli.
With Dagmar Lassander, Pier Paolo Capponi and Simˇn Andreu. YouTube icon IMDb

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

  • 1998 Salvation VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Summary Review: Impeccable direction

A triangle of friendship, love, sex, and, perhaps, murder. A stranger accosts Minou one night on the beach while her husband Peter is away. He tells her that Peter has murdered a business associate and blackmails her into sleeping with him. He compounds the blackmail with photos taken of their tryst.

While gorehounds may be a tad disappointed by the lack of extreme violence in this picture, there are abundant joys to be found. Luciano Ercoli's direction is impeccable; the script by Ernesto Gastaldi is one made to keep you guessing; and Susan Scott, playing Minou's best friend, is remarkably sexy.

BBFC
cut
X cert   UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1971 cinema release titled Forbidden Photos

Note that the BBFC database is contradictory about whether this film has been cut

Forbidden World

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uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~82:00s
=~79:00s
1982 US Sci-Fi by Allan Holzman.
With Jesse Vint, Dawn Dunlap and June Chadwick. IMDb

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

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC uncut 15 cert

MPAA
R Rated

73:45s The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2010 Nouveaux R2 DVD
BBFC uncut 18

MPAA
R Rated

73:45s The Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 Embassy VHS
  • 1984 cinema release
The Force

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BBFC uncut 18 93:38s 1994 US action thriller by Mark Rosman.
With Jason Gedrick, Kim Delaney and Gary Hudson. IMDb

Passed 18 presumably uncut for strong violence or:

  • 2006 Scanbox video
BBFC
11s
15 cert 93:26s Passed 15 after 11s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1994 First Independent VHS
Force 2 Force 2 is a 2016 action thriller by Abhinay Deo.
Starring John Abraham, Sonakshi Sinha and Tahir Raj Bhasin. BBFC link
BBFC category cuts were required for a 2016 cinema release.
BBFC cut
category cuts
2:51s
12A 120:17s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, occasional bloody images, language, sex references after 2:51s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2016 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove several moments of strong violence, including blood spurts from bullet impacts, in order to receive a 12A rating. Cuts were made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An uncut 15 was available.
A Force of One

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Force One DVD Chuck Norris

A Force of One is a 1979 US action film by Paul Aaron.
With Jennifer O'Neill, Chuck Norris and Clu Gulager.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC until passed 15 uncut in 2012.

Summary Notes:

A team of undercover narcotics agents is conducting an investigation when things mysteriously begin to go haywire. One by one, the squad is eliminated by an assassin. To help discover the identity of the karate killer, the police enlist the aid of karate champion Matt Logan.

There's not much in the way of plot, but it has a decent enough emotional story. If you're into martial arts, and want to see Chuck Norris early in his career, give this film a try. Not a bad watch.

uncut
uncut
15 cert 87:10s UK: Passed 15 uncut for drug use and strong violence after previous cuts waived for:
BBFC cut
1:02s
15 cert

AA certificate

85:50s UK: Passed 15 after 1:02s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2005 MIA R2 DVD
  • 1991 Missing in Action VHS
  • 1986 Xtasy VHS

UK: Passed AA (14) after 1:02s of BBFC cuts for:

  • 1979 cinema release

From IMDb. The cuts were:

  • Edits to scenes of drug use
  • All footage of nunchakus removed
Forced Entry

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  • Last Victim
Forced Entry is a 1975 US thriller by Jim Sotos.
With Tanya Roberts, Ron Max and Nancy Allen. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Banned by the BBFC from 1982 cinema release

Summary Review: Rapist in the 1st Person

Likened to Joe Spinell's Maniac except the focus is more on the sexual perversion and assault rather than gory killing scenes.

It is filmed from the point of view of a serial rapist as he cruises round town looking for victims. Nancy Allen and Tanya Roberts fit the bill.

The first person narrative adds to the scariness and makes it more effective than most in the genre.

banned
banned
rejected   UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1982 cinema release
Forced Vengeance

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Forced Vengeance DVD cover

50s 18 85:41s 1982 US action film by James Fargo

The cinema version was cut back in 1982 and the only video version was cut in 1986.

  • The BBFC took offence to a scene in an alley where a youth was showing off with his nunucku to Chuck Norris...silly boy...silly BBFC

The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon

Review from Amazon US

Forced Vengeance is about much raw strength and nice evil characters. Real characters, not the usual martial arts actors of the nineties. It's great.

So, the fights here are not dozens of minutes but a few hard hits. And to see, how these hits work, give it a brutal flavor. The colors in the movie are sometimes neon lights, sometimes a very hard contrast to blood

Forced Vengeance is about 60% dialogue and 40% fights / violence. I would say it is pretty good. Plus Joy is a cutie. Plus it has good music. Plus the letter characters for the cast are really stylish (note that in the making of a film even the fonts have to be chosen).

Chuck Norris is not there to make a good movie actor but to hit damn hard, and he does.

The Forest

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  • Terror in the Forest

The Forest + Don't Go in the Woods DVD

22s 18 81:49s 1982 US horror by Donald M Jones

The BBFC cut 22s from the 1988 Pyramid video.

  • The opening stabbing scene was edited

The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon for release on 26th May 2009

Forest of Fear

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  • Blood Butchers
  • Blood Eaters
  • Toxic Zombies

Toxic Zombies DVD

See trailer from youtube.com
 

Uncut version is available at:
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
uncut
uncut
MPAA
R Rated
~89:00s
= 85:00s
1979 US horror by Chuck McCrann.
With Charles McCrann, Beverly Shapiro and Dennis Helfend .
IMDb

The US release is uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

Summary Review : Cheesy Classic

This is one of those cheesy classics from the 70's. I enjoyed it somewhat.

A group of people growing dope get dusted with a chemical meant to kill their crop. They turn into flesh eating zombies and try to kill campers in the same area.

Not one of the goriest nasties but does have a few violent set pieces.

cut
cut
Video Nasty 81:05s The November 1982 Monte video release is missing the epilogue about FBI agent quitting his job but all the violence was intact

It was added to the DPP list of video nasties in November 1983 and stayed on the list throughout the panic, so becoming one of the collectable DPP39s

Forest Warrior

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31s PG Cert 92:48s 1996 US film by Aaron Norris

According to the BBFC: Heavy cuts were imposed on the video Forrest Warrior, which featured boys being taught how to deliver kicks to the head.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

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Forgetting Sarah Marshall DVD

uncut 15 cert 112:53s 2008 US comedy by Nicholas Stoller

The US Unrated Version was passed 15 for a 2008 Universal DVD

  • The Unrated Version features a few non contentious extended scenes. There is an extra scene with the characters partaking in a yoga class.

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

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

  15 cert 106:21s

 

The US Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts

for the 2008 cinema release and subsequent Universal DVD

The Forgotten Warrior

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10s 18 76:33s 1986 US/Philippines action film by Nick Cacas.
With Ronald L. Marchini, Quincy Frazer and Sam T. Lapuz. IMDb

The US R Rated Version was cut by 10s for the 1986 Apex VHS.

The US R Rated Version is (mercifully) shortened with the removal of 5:32s of plot. See version details from movie-censorship.com

Forsaken Forsaken is a 2015 Canada / France western drama by Jon Cassar.
Starring Kiefer Sutherland, Demi Moore and Donald Sutherland. Youtube link IMDb
Film news revealed that the original cut submitted by Jon Cassar didn't impress the Sutherland's who re-edited the film to include more of the father and son relationship.

Summary Notes

John Henry returns to his hometown in hopes of repairing his relationship with his estranged father, but a local gang is terrorizing the town. John Henry is the only one who can stop them, however he has abandoned both his gun and reputation as a fearless quick-draw killer.

Fortress

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Fortress is a 1992 Australia/USA action sci-fi thriller by Stuart Gordon.
With Christopher Lambert, Kurtwood Smith, Loryn Locklin. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

UK cinema and video/laserdisc releases were uncut but all US/UK DVD releases are the slightly cut R rated version
 

BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut

18

MPAA
R rated

91:21s UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 2004 Universal R2 DVD
  • 1999 Columbia/TriStar VHS

US: Cut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2013 Echo Bridge R0 Blu-ray

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com. The US R Rated version has lost 4 non-contentious scenes and suffered cuts for violence to 2 scenes. The cuts for violence were:

  • When the claustrophobic prisoner (Alan Zitner) is killed at the beginning an extra shot of blood oozing out of the wound is missing.
  • Also D Day's (Jeffrey Combs) death by shooting has been shortened.

Another report states that the UK DVD contains the 4 non-contentious scenes but still suffers the 2 US cuts for violence

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

91:25s UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 1994 Columbia/TriStar VHS/Laserdisc
  • 1994 cinema release
48 Hrs.

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BBFC uncut 15 cert 96:48s
=92:56s
1982 US action comedy by Walter Hill.
With Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy and Annette O'Toole. IMDb

A long version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2009 Paramount Online
  • 2009 Paramount video

Maybe another toned down version to achieve a 15 rating

uncut
uncut
18 92:17s Passed 18 uncut for:
BBFC uncut 15 cert 89:13s A short version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 CIC VHS

This version was stripped of the strong language to achieve a 15 rating.

40 Year Old Virgin

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Year Old Virgin XXL Version

uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

126:57s 2005 US comedy by Judd Apatow

The US Unrated or XXL Version was passed 15 uncut for the 2005 Universal DVD and 2008 Universal Blu-ray.

From version details on IMDb :

The Unrated features additional material:

  • A heated argument between Jay and Mooj over a "poached" customer
  • An extended version of the poker game
  • An extended version of David's chat with Andy
  • An extended version of the scene where the guys take Andy to a bar
  • Andy sees sexy photos of women on magazine covers at a newsstand
  • A flashback featuring young Andy's struggle to remove a girl's bra
  • An extended version of the scene where Andy picks up Nicky
  • Andy imagines the star of the porno tape talking to him with his own clumsy sex talk
  • Paula tells Cal that she'd be willing to have sex with Andy
  • Additional footage shot for the speed dating scene
  • An extended version of the "You know how I know you're gay?" exchange between David and Cal.
  • Andy calls the customer service line for Viagra and the operator describes various ways to lose an erection
  • An extended version of the argument between Jay and a customer in which Andy gets involved
  • David sells a television set to a customer who enjoys the Michael McDonald

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

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

BBFC uncut 15 cert

MPAA
R Rated

115:53s
=111:15s
The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cut for the 2005 cinema release and 2008 Universal Blu-ray
Found

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Found Gavin Brown

Found is a 2012 USA horror thriller by Scott Schirmer.
Starring Gavin Brown, Ethan Philbeck and Phyllis Munro. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an 18 rated 2014 DVD release. Uncut in the US. Cut by 2 minutes in Australia after being initially banned.

Promotional Material

FOUND is a unique and supremely disturbing coming-of-age story of a boy whose big brother is a serial-killer.

Growing up is tough for Marty. His parents don't understand him and he is bullied at school. He has only his big brother to look up to...that is until he discovers his brother's chilling secret and a severed head in a sports bag at home.

FOUND unravels a gripping and gruesome story that captures what it's like to grow up in the time of VHS tapes and video nasties, as the American dream and everyday suburbia descends into a home-grown hell that will leave even the most hardened horror fan shocked by its disturbing finale.

"One of the most gut-wrenching experiences I've had in a long time" (Dark Media)
"A compelling, unique and, yes, totally sick portrait of a serial killer" (Twitch Film)
"The horror film that true genre fans have been waiting for" (HorrorNews)
uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
=~103:00s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
4s

cut
pre-cut
1:35s

18 103:11s UK:  A pre-cut version was passed 18 for strong bloody violence, sexualised violence, gory images after a further 4s of BBFC compulsory cuts for: The BBFC commented:
  • A cut was required to remove sight of a murderer's erect penis, during a scene of sadistic sexualised violence and threat.

The BBFC also provide Extended Classification Information (includes spoilers) :

FOUND is a horror film about a horror-obsessed boy who discovers his older brother is a serial killer.

Scenes of strong bloody violence include sight of beheadings and stabbings. There are strong gory images, both during violence and in the aftermath of violence, including sight of entrails and sight of eyes being gouged out of a severed head and eaten.

In one scene, a woman is tied up and partially stripped, after which it is implied that her breast has been cut off. Although aftemath sight of her bloody chest is seen, there is no detail of the actual cutting. Elsewhere, a rape is attempted but stopped. Another scene implies that sexual violence is taking place off screen.

The film also contains occasional use of strong language ('fuck'), as well as discriminatory terms, such as faggot . There is also strong threat, moderate sex references and breast nudity.

Update from MoonMetropolis via twitter: Is the UK release pre-cut?

Regarding Found: some of climactic violence is off-screen, but we do see breast-cutting in one scene & sex with severed head.

The breast-cutting & severed head-fucking all take place in context of a fictional film-within-a-film watched by protagonist.

So the fact that the BBFC have indicated that these two scenes are not present then one has to conclude that a pre-cut version was submitted to the BBFC. Perhaps the cut Australian Version or else cut by the UK distributor.

See  pictorial cuts from  movie-censorship.com

The UK release of Found is cut by 1;39s so must have suffered pre-cuts in addition to the 4s of BBFC cuts. Four scenes were cut:
  • Cuts to the killer tormenting a chained woman by pushing his facemask into a wound on the woman's chest
  • After the killer decapitates the woman's head and eating her gouged out the eyes, he has sex with the head, or at least the eye sockets. This is unsurprisingly missing from the UK release.
  • Similar head sex is subsequently cut from the death of a second female victim.
  • The erect penis is deleted from the killer passing through a boys room to get a machete. The scene is dark and this is difficult to make out anyway.
banned
banned
Australian Classification Board
banned
  Australia : Banned but later passed R18+ after 2 minutes of cuts
The full 103m version was banned in May 2014.

A version was later passed R18+ on the 3rd attempt with a noted running time of 96m. The Distributors said that in fact it had been cut by about 2 minutes. The 5m discrepancy could either be down to a PAL speed up or else due to some running times not including the associated Dark Dwellers fake horrors.

See Banned International: Found

The Fountain

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The Fountain is a 2006 USA / Canada Sci-Fi romance by Darren Aronofsky.
Starring Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz and Sean Patrick Thomas. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Three stories - one each from the past, present, and future - about men in pursuit of eternity with their love. A conquistador in Mayan country searches for the tree of life to free his captive queen; a medical researcher, working with various trees, looks for a cure that will save his dying wife; a space traveler, traveling with an aged tree encapsulated within a bubble, moves toward a dying star that's wrapped in a nebula; he seeks eternity with his love. The stories intersect and parallel; the quests fail and succeed.

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
cut

12 cert

MPAA
PG-13

92:53s UK: The International Version was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2007 20th Century Fox R2 DVD
  • 2006 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

  • Having had the film classified on 30 June 2006, the company submitted a re-edited version with changes made to reels 2, 3 and 5. This version was deemed suitable for classification at 12A.

Presumably this is the cut US PG-13 version. It was originally rated R by the MPAA for some violence but was later edited down to a PG-13 rating for some intense sequences of violent action, some sensuality and language.

uncut
uncut 
15 cert

MPAA
R rated

96:29s
=92:37s
UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
  • 2006 cinema release. Never released as distributors preferred a cut 12 rated version

Perhaps the uncut US R rated version was initially submitted. It received an uncut 15 rating but the distributors preferred a 12 Rated version, and probably submitted the cut PG-13 version instead.

Four Days of Love

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banned
banned
rejected   Unknown film banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1977 cinema release
Four Dimensions of Greta

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BBFC uncut 18 85:13s Four Dimensions of Greta is a 1972 UK sex comedy by Pete Walker.
With Tristan Rogers, Karen Boyes and Alan Curtis. IMDb

UK: An unknown version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:

BBFC
cut
X cert submitted
88:51s
=85:18s
UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1972 cinema release

Said to be Britain's very first 3D feature film.

4/11

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411 is a 2015 USA action film by Valentine.
Starring Valentine, Jennifer Copeland and Neb Chupin. IMDb
Unconfirmed but the film was originally given an MPAA R rating. The distributors considered an appeal but decided to cut the film for a PG-13 instead.

Summary Notes

A female CIA operative seduces a bounty hunter to protect her undercover Interpol partner/boyfriend who's infiltrated an Al Qaeda terrorist cell in Miami and has a bounty on his head. She falls for the bounty hunter who doubts it as all three close in on the AL Qaeda mastermind and his deadly primary operative. '4/11' addresses the most widely held concerns about terrorism, the #1 topic of interest in the world.

mpaa cut
cut
MPAA PG-13   US: Presumably was resubmitted in a cut version and was rated PG-13 for violence, sensuality and partial nudity.
uncut
uncut 
12 cert

MPAA R

88:18s UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate violence, occasional gory images for:
  • 2015 Valentine VoD
US: Rated R for brief violence.
Four Fast Guns

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BBFC uncut PG cert 72:49s 1960 US western by William J Hole Jr with James Craig and Martha Vickers . IMDb

Passed PG for moderate violence without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2011 Odeon R2 DVD

Presumably an uncut version was submitted.

BBFC
cut
old cert U   Passed U after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1960 cinema release

The BBFC noted the submitted running time as 72:50s

Four Flies on Grey Velvet

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  • 4 mosche di velluto grigio
  • 4 Flies on Grey Velvet
  • 4 mouches de velours gris
  • Four Flies on Grey Velvet
  • Four Patches of Grey Velvet
  • Quatre mouches de velours gris
  • Quattro mosche di velluto grigio
  • The Four Velvet Flies

Four Flies Grey Velvet Blu ray

Four Flies on Grey Velvet is a 1971 Italy / France mystery thriller by Dario Argento.
Starring Michael Brandon, Mimsy Farmer and Jean-Pierre Marielle. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1973 cinema release. Later uncut and 15 rated for 2012 home video. Uncut by the MPAA but US prints are missing 40s through print damage.

Summary Notes

Roberto, a drummer in a rock band, keeps receiving weird phone calls and being followed by a mysterious man. One night he manages to catch up with his persecutor and tries to get him to talk but in the ensuing struggle he accidentally stabs him. He runs away, but he understands his troubles have just begun when the following day he receives an envelope with photos of him killing the man. Someone is killing all his friends and trying to frame him for the murders...

Argento demonstrates some very creative camera work in this one. Furthermore, he keeps a nice and steady pace, there is very little downtime in this one and Ennio Morricone gives a good, if not great score.

It also boasts some inventive deaths. Now, Four Flies on Grey Velvet certainly has its flaws. There is a bit too much comedy in for my tastes, which I feel distracted from the horror. Also, Morriconne's score is underutilized and there isn't enough nudity.

Dario Argento's rarest giallo is part of the Animal Trilogy which also includes The Bird with the Crystal Plumage and Cat O'Nine Tails .

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15 cert 99:07s UK: A Restored Version/Rebuild Edit  was passed 15 uncut for strong violence for:

From promotional material: The legendary missing forty seconds.

This special 40th Anniversary Edition has been fully re-mastered in HD from the original negative and includes four inserts of previously missing footage, through print damage, known amongst Argento fans as the legendary missing forty seconds .

However the inserts are in Standard-Definition quality only. The Blu-ray will allow for seamless branching of the four inserts giving viewers two versions of the film: one all HD without the re-inserted scenes and one longer version including the inserts.

cut
40s print damage
MPAA
Unrated
~104:00s
=~99:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated albeit losing 40s through print damage for:
BBFC cut
cut
X cert submitted
104:00s =99:50s
UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1973 cinema release
491

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491

491 is a 1964 Sweden drama by Vilgot Sj÷man.
With Lars Lind, Leif Nymark and Stig T÷rnblom. BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1968 cinema release. Not released since

Summary Review: Shocking

It is written that 490 times you can sin and be forgiven. This motion picture is about the 491st.

This movie was an absolute bombshell when it opened in 1964. Proved shocking at the time with scenes including tacit allusions to sodomy and a scene depicting (out of shot) a dog rape!

Apart from that there was the naked portrait of a society in change where young people behave in a way unknown to their parents. This was unnerving, unsettling.

But the Problem with the movie is that despite its good intentions it doesn't work.

banned
banned
rejected   UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1968 cinema release
The 4400: The Great Leap Forward

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uncut 12 cert 44:01s 2007 USA/Canada/UK TV series by Scott Peters

The BBFC passed the Director's Cut 12 uncut in 2008

cut 12 cert 41:21s The BBFC passed the Aired Version 12 uncut in 2008
1408

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uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA
PG-13

107:44s 2007 US horror by Mikael Hňfstr÷m.
With John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson and Mary McCormack . IMDb

The Director's Cut was passed 15 uncut for:

The Danish release is uncut for:

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com :

  • The Director's Cut features more character development and an alternative ending.
BBFC uncut 15 cert

MPAA
PG-13

104:33s
=100:22s
The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2007 cinema release
Foxy Brown

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Foxy Brown is a 1974 US action film by Jack Hill.
With Pam Grier, Antonio Fargas and Peter Brown.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Uncut for 1974 cinema release and a 1982 VHS  which was seized by the police during the video nasties moral panic. Cut for 1987 VHS but uncut in all home video releases since 1998. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US

Summary Review: Blaxploitation classic

A voluptuous black woman takes a job as a high-class prostitute in order to get revenge on the mobsters who murdered her boyfriend.

Foxy Brown features a brilliant lead performance from the hypnotically attractive Pam Grier, whose federal agent boyfriend is gunned down, and who sets out to fight for revenge and justice where the System has failed her and at the same time is matched at every turn by Antonio Huggy Bear Fargas as her no-good younger brother.

The rest of the performances are variable, and the budgets of these things did tend to preclude brilliant method actors! Jack Hill's direction keeps things ticking over nicely and the screenplay swings wildly between shock-horror tactics, tongue-in-cheek theatricality and even the occasional stab at gut-level farce.

Foxy Brown is a definite must-see. Definitely one of the best, and most enjoyable blaxploitation films I've seen thus far.

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uncut
18

MPAA R

87:51s UK: Passed 18 uncut after the BBFC waived their cuts for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

BBFC cut
2:48s
18 84:44s

 

UK: Passed 18 after 2:48s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 Guild VHS

From IMDb:

  • footage removed from the rape scene
  • cuts to shots of drug taking
  • cut shot of a woman's bloodied throat.
banned
banned
Section 3 seizure 87:23s UK: The uncut version was released on pre-cert VHS for:
  • 1982 Guild 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.

Framed

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1:11s 18 100:09s 1975 US action film by Phil Karlson

The BBFC cut the 1975 cinema release. These cuts followed through to the 1987 CIC video and 2009 CIC DVD

The original cinema running time is 106:19s = 102:04s

From the running time it seems that the UK cut was submitted for an Australian release. From refused-classification.com :

  • 15min approx- Here Haskins has come to arrest Ron for the shooting. The two get into a very violent and bloody fight. Ron finally kills Haskins by bashing his head four times of the garage floor. The CIC VHS cuts the first two of these, and only shows the last two.
  • 19min - Susan is threatened by Frank and the blond guy. The CIC VHS cuts the part where she says Ow, my breasts . The scene then continues with her slowly sliding down the wall before it cuts again. Missing here is around 25s of Frank threatening Susan by pushing the gun close to her mouth.
  • 83min - In the CIC VHS Ron is shown placing his gun next to Frank's ear. It then cuts around 25sec of him shooting and of the now bloody ear as Frank is bundled into the car.
  • 85min - Ron opens the hood of his car and pushes Frank under it. Missing in the CIC VHS is a shot of the spark plug being pushed into Frank's ear.
  • 97min - The CIC VHS cuts the scene where Ron stabs the Mayor in the back of the hand.

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

Frank and I

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  • Lady Libertine

Lady Libertine Love Circles Blu ray

Lady Libertine is a 1984 France/USA/Canada drama romance by GÚrard Kiko´ne.
With Christopher Pearson, Jennifer Inch and Sophie Favier. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema release, VHS and DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Promotional Material

Famed French TV game show hostess Sophie Favier stars in this boldly sexy epic about a cross-dressing teenage orphan named Frank who is adopted by a handsome nobleman with his own strange urges. This 1984 Playboy production ignited an international controversy when Sophie Favier unsuccessfully sued to stop its long awaited re-release. Her court loss is a victory for fans everywhere!
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uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~84:00
=~80:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

The version playing on the UK satellite channel Movies 4 Men as Lady Libertine is also uncut. So maybe would no longer be cut if the full version were to be submitted, or maybe not

BBFC cut
3:08s
18 78:09s Thanks to MM:

UK: Passed 18 for strong sex and nudity after 3:08s of BBFC cuts for:

  • 2006 Medium Rare R2 DVD
  • 1985 Guild VHS
  • 1984 cinema release

3:08s minutes were cut from the 1984 cinema release and these cuts have found there way into the video/DVD releases of 1985 & 2006

  • When 'Frank' is caned by Charles who believes she is male, sight of cane in front of her bare buttocks was removed. Most of the blows were also removed so idea is established only enough for him to realise she is a woman. No welts may be featured on Frank's buttocks.
  • Dialogue "Weren't you angry when I beat you? ", " No,somehow after it I loved you more - it was terrible but very exciting... "was removed.
  • In scene in which Madam beats blonde with slipper, close up of bare buttocks before beating begins was removed, cutting away after skirt is
    lifted.
  • In brothel entertainment, entire enactment of sequence: "Punishment of a Nihilist in a Russian prison" was removed. (the longest censor cut)
  • When Charles meets the Count on stairs, dialogue line: ...including a little more punishment was removed.
  • Flagellation scene after 'Frank' asks Charles to punish her with cane was reduced to absolute minimum, resuming as he asks her for forgiveness.
Frank Herbert's Dune 2000 US/Canada/Germany/Italy TV Sci-Fi by John Harrison

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Frankenhooker

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Frankenhooker is a 1990 US comedy horror by Frank Henenlotter.
With James Lorinz and Joanne Ritchie. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Frankenhooker was originally cut to avoid an MPAA X rating. The unrated version/director's cut is now widely available.

Summary Review: Explosive Fun

Jeffery resurrects his fiancee named Elizabeth after a tragic accident. He goes out to New York City to look for some prostitutes and use a special experimental crack to make the hookers literally go out with a bang, he stitches all parts together along with Elizabeth's head then use lightning to resurrect her as a sleazy minded hooker who can literally kill men during sex.

Entertaining and over-the-top horror comedy from Frank Henenlotter (director of Basket Case and Brain Damage ) brings another winning combination of laughs, splatter and sleaze galore.

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uncut
Unrated
Director's Cut
15 cert

18

MPAA
Unrated

80:38s UK: The Unrated Version/Director's Cut was passed 15 uncut for strong language, sexualised nudity and drug use for:

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

  • 2004 Optimum R2 DVD
  • 1992 Polygram VHS
  • 1991 Sky TV broadcast
  • 1990 Lazer VHS
  • 1990 cinema release

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Germany: The German release is uncut for:

BBFC uncut

MPAA
1:45s

15 cert

MPAA
R Rated

78:55s UK: The cut US R Rated version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2000 Synergy R0 DVD
  • 2000 Synergy VHS

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . The R Rated version is missing:

  • several scenes with sex and nudity
  • some scenes with drug taking.
  • shortened scene of an exploding prostitute and remains
  • shortened scene of a decapitated prostitute

See  article from  theskinny.co.uk . Director Frank Henenlotter spoke of his conversation with the MPAA about the film:

When we brought Frankenhooker to the MPAA the head of the board at the time called up our company and the guy said to the secretary, 'Congratulations, you're the first film rated S.' And she said 'S? For sex?' And they said 'No, S for Shit.' And this is the ratings board!

Frankenstein

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uncut
PG cert 67:05s 1931 US horror by James Whale

The BBFC waived their cuts for the uncut Restored Version submitted for the 2002 Universal DVD

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

cut PG cert 68:53s The BBFC passed the cut 1931 Version PG for the 1986 CIC video
cut BBFC 'A' Certificate   The BBFC cut the 1931 cinema release.

The original running time was noted as 66:45s = 64:05s

Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell

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Frankenstein Monster Hell Peter Cushing

Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell is a 1974 UK horror film by Terence Fisher
With Peter Cushing, Shane Briant and Madeline Smith.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for cinema release. Then further cut for a US R rating. All home video version were cut to some extent until 2014 when an uncut restored version was released

Summary Review: Monster from the Planet of the Apes

Last of the Hammer Frankenstein films, this one deals with the Baron hiding out in an insane asylum, so that he may continue his experiments with reanimating the dead, along with inmate Dr. Helder, who has been institutionalized for conducting such experiments.

Fisher's attention to atmosphere and Cushing's patented mad doctor lay down a solid foundation, but John Elder's stilted script, cheapo production values (nice miniatures!) and poor make-up FX (the monster looks like Big Foot mixed with Cornelius from PLANET OF THE APES) kill its serious intentions. However, there's enough going on here to merit at least one watch for horror fans.

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uncut

 

  15 cert 91:06s UK: The restored uncut version was passed 15 uncut for strong gore, horror for:
  • 2014 ICON Entertainment [Restored + R rated Versions] RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon

The uncut version was previously presented at special screenings with the following comments from a Hammer forum:

The teeth-clamping scene, the additional shot of bloody arm stumps, extra eye surgery, extra brain-sawing/surgery, extra organ-throwing and sliding about in blood plus the legendary missing extra frames of the glass-slashed throat! Plus extra frames of the dead Monster and an extra reaction shot of Sarah that is in the cut, but not the uncut version. Longest ever version!"

cut
pre-cut
1s
Germany flag 90:48s Germany: The cut UK cinema version is available for:

The German DVD only suffers the cut close up to bloodied throat.

BBFC cut
4s
X cert   UK: Passed X (18) after 4s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1996 Warner VHS
  • 1972 cinema release

Hammer Films have enquired about the whereabouts of 2 missing scenes:

  • An extended body falling into grave scene.
  • An extended scene showing glass in the throat.

Perhaps a clue to the original cinema cuts.

BBFC uncut

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pre-cut

15 cert 90:13s UK: A Pre-cut version was passed 15 without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 1996 Warner VHS
BBFC uncut

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pre-cut

15 cert 89:23s

 

UK: A Pre-cut version was passed 15 without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 2003 Leisurewear/DD Video R2 DVD

It seems that the intended version was the US R rated version with some cuts restored to operation scenes. The previously missing shot of Frankenstein tying up arteries with his teeth during an operation was included. However the DVD was first published as per the US R rated version which was later withdrawn and replaced with the intended version.

The cuts in the official version were:

  • Missing shot of severed hands in coffin
  • Missing shot of monster's eye being put in socket during an operation
  • A deleted close-up of the bloodied throat of the murdered asylum director (John Stratton) after being glassed
  • Cuts to some of the footage of the asylum maniacs ripping up the monster, b ut not as much as the R rated version.
MPAA
1:45s
MPAA
R Rated
93:03s
=89:20s
US:  The film was cut for an R rating.

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

  • Missing shot of severed hands in coffin
  • Missing shot of Frankenstein tying up arteries with his teeth during an operation
  • Missing shot of monster's eye being put in socket during an operation
  • Missing shots of a skull being sawn and opened during an operation
  • A deleted close-up of the bloodied throat of the murdered asylum director (John Stratton) after being glassed
  • Cuts to some of the footage of the asylum maniacs ripping up the monster and eating parts of him.
Frankenstein Created Woman Frankenstein Created Woman is a 1967 UK Sci-Fi horror by Terence Fisher.

See Hammer Films List: Frankenstein Created Woman

Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed

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Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed is a 1969 UK horror drama sci-fi by Terence Fisher.
With Peter Cushing, Veronica Carlson and Freddie Jones. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for a 1969 X rated cinema release. Uncut and 18 rated on VHS and then 15 rated on DVD. Uncut and PG-13 rated in the US.

Summary Review: Hammer at its Best

Baron Frankenstein together with a young doctor, Karl and his fiancee Anna, kidnap the mentally sick Dr. Brandt, to perform the first ever brain transplant.

Hammer Films' 5th Frankenstein film is their best. Cushing brings a new pathos to the character of the Baron that is consistent with, and at the same time, different than his previous films.

Terence Fisher brings an unbelievable sense of style to this, his best film too.

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uncut
15 cert

18

MPAA PG-13

96:28s UK: Passed 18 uncut for: UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
  • 1989 Warner VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:

BBFC cut
cut
X cert submitted 100:27s
=96:26s
UK: Passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1969 cinema release

From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were:

  • Cuts to remove the rape of Anna by the Baron
  • Edit shots and sounds of sawing during the brain operation followed by the removal of the brain behind a screen.
Frankie's House

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18s 15 cert 203:48s 1992 Australia/UK/USA TV war drama by Peter Fisk

The BBFC cut the 2008 Sound & Media DVD by 18s: A compulsory cut was required to remove images of animal cruelty (in this instance, a scene of cockfighting)

Frauleins in Uniform

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  • Eine Armee Gretchen

      Nazi Basterds Bombshells Michelle McGee

Frauleins in Uniform is a 1973 Switzerland war thriller by Erwin C Dietrich.
Starring Elisabeth Felchner, Karin Heske and Renate KaschÚ. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1974 cinema release. Various short versions exist.

Summary Notes

In the last days of WW2, women are volunteering from all over Germany to serve in the front lines by having sex with the brave Nazi soldiers. But when they start having sex with each other, things get complicated. Especially with the increasing danger from the revengeful Soviet army!

  MPAA
Unrated
  US: Hopefully uncut, MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2014 Full Moon Nazi Basterds and Bombshells R0 DVD at US Amazon
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pre-cut
MPAA
Unrated
81:00s US: A short version is MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2012 Cheezy Flicks R1 DVD
  cut
pre-cut
No Cert 87:08s UK: A short version was  released on pre-cert video for:
  • 1981 Derann VHS
BBFC cut
cut
X cert submitted
100:07s
=96:07s
UK: passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1974 cinema release
Freaky Fairy Tales

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  • Freaky Film Tales
29s 18 78:46s 1986 US horror by Jeffrey Delman. Wiht Scott Valentine, Nicole Picard and Matt Mitler. IMDb

The Unrated Version was passed 18 after 29s of BBFC cuts for:

  • 1986 EIV VHS

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

  • Cut to Rachel's friend's neck being torn open by the werewolf.
  • Cuts to a scene where Goldi impales a man with a pole.
  • Replacement shots of Goldi naked in the shower

There is also a us cut R Rated version

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

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Freddys Dead Final Nightmare DVD

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare is a 1991 US horror by Rachel Talalay.
With Robert Englund, Lisa Zane and Shon Greenblatt. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

UK cinema release and VHS was cut by the BBFC. The cuts were waived for DVD

Summary Review: For the Fans

This film was made just for the fans of Freddy Kruger. If you thought you knew all about him you were wrong unless you've seen this. A few unimpressive special effects with a not too thrilling story line but it will teach you about the mind of Freddy.
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uncut
18

MPAA
R Rated

85:27s UK: Passed 18 uncut with BBFC cuts waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC cut
6s
18 85:16s UK: Passed 18 after 6s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1992 Guild VHS
  • 1991 cinema release

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com :

  • A sight of throwing star in Freddy's leg was cut.
  • Another throwing star pinning Freddy's sweater to a wall was also cut.
  • Maggie throwing another at Freddy deleted
  • Maggie firing a crossbow bolt into Freddy's leg was cut
Freebie & the Bean

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29s 18 107:58s 1974 US comedy by Richard Rush

Same cuts to the cinema release and the only BBFC video submission in 1988

  • At 14m remove kick to head of blonde man on floor by James Caan
  • At 98m in killing of transvestite in toilets, reduce number of shots fired into body to two only. (This is reduced from 5 shots).

Recent screenings on Film Four appeared to be intact and was noticeably extended from the version previously broadcast on Channel 5. This extended multiple shooting was also included in the Channel 4 documentary, The Celluloid Closet.

Freedom Road

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BBFC uncut PG cert 95:46s 1979 US TV drama by Jßn Kadßr.
With Muhammad Ali, Kris Kristofferson and Ron O'Neal. IMDb

The short version was passed PG without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2011 Boulevard video

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uncut
PG cert 186:00s
=178:34s
The full version was passed PG uncut for:
  • 1990 Castle VHS

BBFC uncut AA certificate 100:00s
=96:00s
The short version was passed AA (14) for:
  • 1980 cinema release

Freeway

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Freeway DVD Kiefer Sutherland

Freeway is a 1996 USA / France crime comedy thriller by Matthew Bright.
Starring Reese Witherspoon, Kiefer Sutherland and Bokeem Woodbine. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

A twisted take on 'Little Red Riding Hood' with a teenage juvenile delinquent on the run from a social worker traveling to her grandmother's house and being hounded by a charming, but sadistic, serial killer/pedophile.

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uncut
18

MPAA R
MPAA

97:45s

 

UK: Passed 18 uncut for very strong language, strong sex references and violence with previous BBFC cuts waived for: US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
7s
18 97:38s UK: Passed 18 after 7s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 2001 VCI R2 DVD
  • 1997 High Fliers VHS

The BBFC cuts were:

  • At 83 minutes. When killer's wife is confr onted by his porn magazine collection, remove sight of the title, Cock Sucking Toddlers
  • At 93 minutes. Remove cop's POV of the naked murdered grandmother with noose round neck, resuming on cops looking in horror.
French Blue French Blue is a 1975 France adult film by Jean-Claude Laureux

See Family Jewels

French Dressing

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French Dressing DVD James Booth

French Dressing is a 1964 UK comedy drama by Ken Russell (as Kenneth Russell).
Starring James Booth, Roy Kinnear and Marisa Mell. BBFC link IMDb
The film was shortened by the distributor prior to release. BBFC category cuts were then required for an 'A' rated 1964 cinema release. The cuts were restore and the film was passed 12 uncut for 2015 DVD.

Promotional material

Director Ken Russell's first film is a comedy about the exploits of a deckchair attendant in the fictional English seaside resort town of Gormleigh. Aided by his reporter gilfriend Judy (Alita Naughton), deckchair attendant Jim (James Booth) dreams up a plan to revitalise the town by organising a film festival centred around French movie star pin-up Franšoise Fayol (Marisa Mell). Travelling to France with entertainments manager Henry Liggott (Roy Kinnear) to enlist the star's help, the pair finally convince her to return with them to headline the festival. But although Fayol receives a warm welcome in the town, a series of unplanned mishaps see the festival, which up to that point had been a roaring success, descend into farce.

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uncut
12 82:37s

UK: The full 86 minute cut was passed 12 uncut for moderate sex references, nudity for:

The full 86 minute cut has been screened in local Herne Bay festivals and a BFI screening in 2011, otherwise it was largely buried and forgotten until now.

Thanks  to Daniel who adds that the film has been on UK TV once for definite. It was on Channel 4 in the early hours of the morning, but the screening was over a decade ago. Daniel notes that it was letterboxed, but cropped to 1.77.

Network's DVD is the first home video release of the film worldwide since Weintraub Entertainment released a cropped NTSC VHS in Japan circa 1989.

BBFC cut
category cuts

Warner logo
shortened

A pre 1970 released
~86:00s
=~83:00s

submitted
100:06s
=96:06s

UK: With distributor's cuts included, the BBFC passed the film A (PG) after further BBFC cuts required for an A rating for:
  • 1964 cinema release titled French Dressing (scope)

Thanks to Nicholas. The BBFC cuts were:

  • The BBFC removed a scene with Franšoise Fayol (Marisa Mell) dressed as a nun revealing her garter as part of a dream sequence. Ken Russell confirms this in an old Radio Times interview from 30 October 1971 which accompanied a BBC TV broadcast of the film that week. This scene was later returned in part or in whole to the surviving prints that exist today.

Previously, late on in the editing process Warner-Pathe decided to shorten the film. The scenes removed have never been included in any official release and are now considered lost. From IMDb:

There is a missing scene between where Franšoise agrees to join Jim and Henry at their place. This was Ken Russell's favourite scene in the entire movie but it was dropped by the producers, hence the unexplained cut between France and the pier of Gormleigh.

Nicholas explains:

Regarding the original 100 minutes, it is known that several scenes and tail ends including the one referenced on IMDb were removed from the cut as the film was considered too long by the original distributor Warner-Pathe that was part owned by Associated British at Elstree Studios who did not like the film. There are production stills, press shots and amateur photographs from residents of Herne Bay confirming scenes that were deleted.

The late French actress Germaine Delbat is credited in one version of the surviving prints yet is never seen in the film. It is believed that she played a kind concierge who took in Jim Stevens (James Booth) and Henry Ligget (Roy Kinnear) to her ruined Tudor hotel when they were hopelessly lost on foot in woodland on the road from Boulogne to Le Touquet.

The scene referenced on IMDb was after the two Englishmen found Franšoise Fayol (Marisa Mell) in Le Touquet and brought her back to the hotel for a picnic (production stills exist of this) before returning to England with her the next day. These are the scenes that were most treasured by Ken Russell and the producer Kenneth Harper, but they to were cut possibly very late in the process hence why Germaine Delbat remains credited in one print as French woman .

The surviving print moves scene via a poorly executed cut from the Englishmen's invitation in Le Touquet straight to their arrival back in England at the end of the pier.

Unfortunately of course all these scenes are believed to no longer exist in any format. Possibly Ken Russell might have owned a personal collection or the original 100 minute print but all of his possessions were destroyed in a catastrophic house fire in 2006. He confirmed that he had lost his copy in 2008 when he came to introduce an outdoor screening in Herne Bay.

cut
shortened
international ~60:00s
=~57:00s
Worldwide:
Apart from a number of worldwide television broadcasts of varying runtime, the film has been screened as a double bill (cut even shorter to 60 minutes) in Australia, Argentina, Canada, Germany, Japan and was given limited cinema circuit release in the UK in part thanks to the sudden popularity of James Booth via Zulu in 1964. There are surviving localised posters for all these releases.
Frenzy

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Frenzy is a 1972 UK thriller by Alfred Hitchcock
With Jon Finch, Barry Foster and Alec McCowen.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1972 cinema release and 1989 VHS. Cuts waived for UK DVD. Uncut in the US

uncut
uncut
18 111:03s UK: Passed 18 uncut after the BBFC waived their cuts for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC cut
19s
18 110:35s UK: Passed 18 after 19s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1989 CIC VHS
  • 1972 cinema release

Ferman took a dislike to a tactfully handled rape scene:

  • Cut to remove shots of underwear removal
  • Cut close ups of neck strangling from the murder scene.

Even the BBC and ITV have OK'd this scene on several screenings.

Friday

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Friday Ice Cube

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uncut
15 cert 92:59s 1995 US comedy by G Gary Gray

The BBFC passed the Director's Cut 15 uncut for the 2009 EIV DVD/Blu-ray

The uncut Director's Cut region 2 DVD is available at UK Amazon
The uncut UK Blu-ray is available at UK Amazon

The uncut Director's Cut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon
The uncut US Blu-ray is available at US Amazon

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC uncut 15 cert 87:38s The BBFC passed the Theatrical Version 15 uncut for the 1995 cinema release, 1995 EIV video and 2000 EIV DVD
Friday the 13th

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Friday the 13th is a 2009 US slasher by Marcus Nispel.
With Jared Padalecki, Amanda Righetti and Derek Mears. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

There's a cut R rated Theatrical Version and an uncut Unrated Killer Cut

Summary Review: Decent Gore

In this remake, a group of young adults discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees and his deadly intentions.

The Jason mythology is still here. His mother is still involved, there's still a hockey mask, and it all makes sense.

If you're looking for sex, drugs and rock and roll, this film has it. Plenty of topless girl screen time, although you should be warned that the two most attractive women don't get naked.

Many good one-liner jokes, and the gore here is decent.

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101:05s UK: The Killer Cut/Extended Cut was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence and strong sex for:

US: The Killer Cut is MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC uncut

MPAA
9:46s

18

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97:05s
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The cut US Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for strong bloody violence and strong sex for:
  •   2009 cinema release

The Theatrical Version is 9:46s shorter than the Killer Cut. See pictorial cuts on movie-censorship.com :

  • The Killer Cut lets Whitney escape from her prison in Jason's catacombs for a short period of time but later he manages to catch her, again, anyway. The Killer Cut uses several scenes to treat this change. In those scenes a little bit more of Jason's historical background is being told.
  • When it comes to sex and violence the film is definitely a little more explicit than the Theatrical version.
  • The Killer Cut contains 5 additional scenes,
  • 9 scenes containing story extensions,
  • 12 scenes containing erotic (partially alternative footage),
  • 15 scenes containing violence extension
Friday the 13th

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Friday the 13th is a 1980 US slasher by Sean S Cunningham.
With Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King and Jeannine Taylor.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Exists as an uncut Unrated version and a cut R rated version. The cut version was passed 18 for UK 1980 cinema release. The uncut version was initially released on pre-cert VHS but was seized by police and the distributors reverted to the cut version until 1987. Uncut since 2003 on DVD.

Summary Review: A Slasher Star is Born

Camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to re-open a summer camp that was the site of a child's drowning.

Friday the 13th must be one of the biggest mysteries in cinema. Although it's a long way from being a good movie, its success and influence is unnameable.

The make-up effects by the master Tom Savini himself are excellent, but that alone isn't really enough to create a legendary horror movie.

I'll never reckon the Friday the 13th films as good - or even decent - efforts in the genre, but I'm always up for a little bit of brainless gore slashing. And that's what these series are made for...pure entertainment!!

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Unrated

91:18s UK: The Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for:

UK: The Unrated Version was passed X (18) uncut for:

  • 1980 cinema release

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
10s

18

pre-cert VHS

MPAA R
MPAA

90:44s UK: This  R Rated version was passed 18 without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 Warner VHS
UK: The cut R Rated Version was released on pre-cert sell-thru video for:
  • 1983 Warner VHS

Warner seemed to have decided to play it safe whilst the video nasties moral panic was kicking off. So they switched from releasing the uncut version to the cut US version

The film was cut by about 10s for the US R rating.

  1. Annie has her throat cut. The 18 cert, version adds the white out before we get a good glimpse at the Tom Savini created FX.
  2. Kevin Bacon's girlfriend gets an axe in the skull: Once again this cuts away to an early, imposed, whiteout. There is about a second more of gory detail. (see below)
  3. A birds eye view of Kevin Bacon with a spear exiting out of his throat has been censored (this is approx. 4 seconds long). The current version shows us a side view of his death then jumps before we get the other angle.
  4. The decapitation of Mrs. Voorhees has been cut of one sequence involving her headless torso. The cut is quite obtrusive and the sequence has been slightly re edited so that we cut back to Alice sooner than we should. The sound jumps too, so it's not hard to notice this cut.

The cut scenes are available as RealPlayer clips at Dark Angel's Relam of Horror . See also pictorial cuts on movie-censorship.com

It has been reported to me that the second cut in the list is restored on the 1995 release of the video from Warner Home Video

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banned
Section 3 seizure 90:50s UK: The Unrated Version was released uncut on pre-cert rental video for:
  • 1982 Warner VHS

This version was seized by police presumably prompting Warner to switch to the cut R rated version.

Friday the 13th Part 2

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Friday the 13th Part 2 is a 1981 US slasher by Steve Miner.
With Betsy Palmer, Amy Steel and John Furey.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut for an MPAA R rating. The same cut version has been used for all UK and US release since. The 1983 UK VHS release was seized by the police during the video nasties moral panic. There's no sign of the cuts being restored, so for the moment this is the best available version

Summary Review: Up There with the Original

Mrs. Voorhees is dead, and Camp Crystal Lake is shut down, but a camp next to the infamous place is stalked by an unknown assailant. Is it Mrs. Voorhees' son Jason who didn't drown in the lake some 30 years before?

While most sequels cash in on their original movie's fame, the second part of the Friday the 13th series lives up to its name.

The gore and the kill scenes surpass the original. The characters are true teenage stereotypes. Much like the ending in the original, the ending here is great.

BBFC uncut

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18 

MPAA R
MPAA

83:21 s UK: The cut R Rated Theatrical Version was passed 15 without further BBFC cuts for strong horror, violence and threat for: UK: The cut R Rated Theatrical Version was passed 18 without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 2001 paramount R2 DVD
  • 1987 CIC VHS
  • 1981 cinema release

US: The Theatrical Version is MPAA R Rated for:

MPAA cuts from ATTIC Censorship :

  • The decapitation from part 1 shown as a flashback has the decapitation once again trimmed for the blood-gushing from the cut throat.
  • Blood was cut from the death of Alice.
  • Crazy Ralph's death was briefly reduced from the wire-cut.
  • The scene where Jason hits a cop in the head with a hammer was cut to non-bloody.
  • Scott's throats-lit was toned down from the bloodflow.
  • Graphic close-up on Mark's machete-hit face is cut out.
  • The scene where Jason impales the love-making couple with a spear was originally longer; it showed the spear actually being stabbed in the boy's back, while the girl screamed.
banned
banned
Section 3 seizure 83:05s UK: The cut R Rated Theatrical Version was released on pre-cert video for:
  • 1983 CIC VHS

This version was seized by police presumably prompting Warner to switch to the cut R rated version.

Friday the 13th Part 3 (3D)

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Friday 13Th Part Special Collectors

Friday the 13th Part 3 is a 1982 US horror film by Steve Miner.
With Dana Kimmell, Tracie Savage and Richard Brooker.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut for an MPAA R Rating. This version was passed X for 1982 cinema release but further cuts were required  by the BBFC for 1987 18 rated VHS. The BBFC video cuts were waived for 2001 18 rated DVD and 2009 15 rated Blu-ray and are the same as cut US R rated releases.

Summary Review: Anyone for Hockey?

Jason is back to revenge on all that visit his woods. A new group of friends come over to party at an area close to the campsite. This time, Jason will be stronger than ever, and getting a hockey mask from one of those friends.

This film has a decent story to it but it's still not much different from some of the others (bunch of people go to Camp Crystal Lake, they get killed one by one by god-knows-what type of sharp steel garden tool or machete then one extremely exhausted, half naked, woman who is soaked in blood kills Jason...again!. But no matter how similar it is to the other films it's still a bloody great film.

BBFC uncut

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best available
best
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15 cert

18

X cert

MPAA R
MPAA

91:17s UK: The cut US R Rated Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for strong bloody violence for: UK: The cut US R Rated Version was passed 18 after the BBFC waived their cuts for: UK: The cut US R Rated Version was passed X (18) without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1982 cinema release

US:   Cut and MPAA R Rated for:

From IMDb. The following scenes were cut in the US to obtain an R rating instead of an X:

  • The death scene of Andy showed his right leg and stomach being cut apart.
  • Vera's death was longer, it included more blood and a shot of her reaction. It was cut because the board said that it looked too real.
  • Edna's death was cut of excess blood.
  • The impaling of Chili with the hot poker was cut. Originally, the impalement was shown, along with a splash of smoldering blood.
  • Debbie's death originally showed blood spraying across her upper half and face.

There's no sign of the cuts being restored, so for the moment this is the best available version

BBFC cut
4s

mpaa cut
cut

18 91:03s UK: The cut US R Rated Version was passed 18 after a further 4s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 CIC VHS

Thanks to Vincenzo. The official BBFC cuts were:

  • At 57 minutes - When dart is fired into girl's [Vera's] eye , remove close shot of dart in eye.
  • At 62 minutes - When girl [Debbie] is knifed in hammock, reduce sight of boy's [Andy's cut in half] corpse above her on the shelf, and reduce sight of knife emerging from her chest to brief establishing shot only.
Friday the 13th The Final Chapter

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  • Friday the 13th: Last Chapter

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Friday the 13th The Final Chapter is a 1984 US horror film by Joseph Zito.
With Erich Anderson, Judie Aronson and Kimberly Beck.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut for an MPAA R rating. The BBFC made further cuts for VHS, but the UK cinema release and DVDs are the R rated version.

Summary Review: Saving the best for last, sort of

After being mortally wounded and taken to the morgue, murderer Jason Voorhees spontaneously revives and embarks on a killing spree as he makes his way back to his home at Crystal Lake.

Immediately picking up where Friday the 13th Part 3 , Friday the 13th Part 4 was such a brilliant addition to the franchise. For those who haven't seen the series, Part 4 is not a bad place to start, or finish.

We get a great little campfire story and a lot of great death sequences  within the first 5 minutes. We also get real acting, & actual character development with the Final Chapter . This was the last movie in the series that was actually made AS a horror film, and not as a cult film. And this movie does scare!

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
cut

best available
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18

MPAA R

91:18s
=87:39s
UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 with BBFC cuts waived for:
  • 2012 Paramount Friday the 13th Collection R1 DVD at US Amazon
  • 2009 Paramount R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 20 03 Paramount R2 DVD
  • 1984 cinema release

US: Cut and MPAA R Rated for:

There's no sign of the cuts being restored, so for the moment this is the best available version

See article from forum.dvdtalk.com . Director Joseph Zito said:

  • There's MPAA cuts throughout the entire movie. I mean every single Savini effect that was filmed was negotiated with the MPAA and trimmed, and trimmed again, and then trimmed a third time.

See article from users.tpg.com.au :

  • Nurse Rhonda was originally held up and gutted, but it ended up being cut out so that it only showed her being stabbed.
  • A scene cut in which Tommy shows Rob a fake guillotine. Tommy puts a stick in the guillotine. It drops and the stick is cut in two. Then, Tommy puts a fake arm in and cuts it off. Rob thinks its real and starts screaming. When Tommy starts laughing, Rob figures out that it is a joke.
  • One scene in which Doug and Sarah are on the porch. They stand outside and talk about not dancing.
  • In another scene, Mrs. Jarvis goes into Trish's room and tells her to go get a car part in town and that she is going jogging before it storms.
  • A small scene cut during the time in which the Jarvis' car breaks down. In the original version, right after Trish tells Tommy to hurry up it cuts. It did continue with Tommy running up to Trish in a scary mask, scaring Trish. Tommy declares that he made the mask the first week that he got there.
  • Sarah and Doug are together in their room (before the party starts). They talk about how nice each others legs are and how nervous they are about going to the party.
  • A scene where Tommy shows Rob a toy soldier melting under a magnifying glass.
  • A scene where Trish finds her mother drowned in a bathtub.

The 2009 Paramount Deluxe Edition contains an extra alternate ending which includes the scene where Trish finds her mother drowned in a bathtub of bloody water.

BBFC cut
20s

mpaa cut
cut

18 87:13s UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 with a further 20s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 CIC VHS

Thanks to Vincenzo. The official BBFC cuts were:

  • At 72 mins - Reduce hacking to death of young man with garden fork to only one blow, before first cutaway to girl followed by quick death after it, losing intermediate shot altogether.
  • At 78 mins - After girl leaps to ground through window and killer looks out, remove high angle shot of her body with skirt raised to reveal panties.
  • At 81 mins - When boy chops killer [Jason] in head, considerably reduce process of [machete] slicing through head [and eye] both during fall and after body hits floor.
Friday the 13th A New Beginning

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Friday the 13th A New Beginning aka i s a 1985 US slasher by Danny Steinmann.
With Melanie Kinnaman, John Shepherd and Shavar Ross.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut for an MPAA R rating. Further cut by the BBFC  for cinema release, further cut for VHS. BBFC cuts waived for DVD but still the cut US R rated version.

Summary Review: Plenty more Jasons where that came form

While Jason lies unconscious, a local man decides to use Jason's old M.O. and wreaks havoc at a halfway house for troubled teens.

Considered by fans as the worst of the Paramount Friday The 13th movies, this one isn't that bad as they said it was. The makers wanted to make the series into something different with a new killer in each installment. Fans of Jason rejected this idea and wanted the goalie back and they got their wish with the next installment.

There's a lot of graphic killings in this one as it has a body count of 20 dead people with some good kills of skull-crushings, implements, stabbings and that kind of thing. A couple of sexy naked chicks including a topless blonde waitress who is just gorgeous as hell and of course some twists with turns.

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
cut

best available
best
available

18

MPAA R

88:24s UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 with BBFC cuts waived for:

US: Cut and MPAA R Rated for:

There's no sign of the cuts being restored, so for the moment this is the best available version

BBFC cut
1:22s

mpaa cut
cut

18 87:06s UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 after a further 1:22s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 CIC VHS

Thanks to Vincenzo. The BBFC cuts were:

  • At 42 mins - Considerably reduce sight of bare-breasted girl [Tina] on ground after sex before she is killed with shears, in particular removing side angle of her lying back with knee raised foreground. Remove shot of same girl with gouged-out eyes, so that scene is played off boy's reactions to corpse as he turns her over. Reduce to establishing shots only tourniquet being tightened around boy's eyes [Eddie], only first and last shot to remain.
  • At 53 mins - Reduce terrorising of boy speared through tin lavatory shack by removing altogether the sight of spear wounding him in knee and some of terror which follows it.
  • At 64 mins - Reduce anticipatory shots of bare-breasted girl Robin lying on back in bed before turning and finding bloody body of boy next to her.
  • At 66 mins - Reduce stabbing of second girl in dormitory while she is dancing to gramophone by removing the delay after she is grabbed round throat and thrown against wall, cutting altogether the sight of her being lifted into the air.
  • At 67 mins - When boy looks into room and lightning flash reveals bodies on bed, remove two tighter shots featuring bare breasts and blood.

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC cut
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mpaa cut
cut

18 91:12s
=87:33s
UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 after a further 56s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1985 cinema release

Thanks to Vincenzo. The BBFC cuts were:

  • Reel 3 - Considerably reduce shots of bare-breasted girl lying on ground after sex as she is stalked and then killed with a pair of shears.
  • Reel 3 - Remove shot of same girl lying with her eyes stabbed out by shears.
  • Reel 3 - Reduce to establishing shots only tourniquet being tightened around both eyes.
  • Reel 4 - Reduce anticipatory shots of bare-breasted girl lying on bed before turning over to find bloody body of boy next to her.
Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives is a 1986 US slasher by Tom McLoughlin.

See Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI

Friday the 13th Part 7: The New Blood

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Friday the 13th Part 7: The New Blood is a 1988 US slasher by John Buechler.
With Jennifer Banko, John Otrin and Susan Blu.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut for an MPAA R rating. Further cut by the BBFC for cinema and VHS. BBFC cuts waived for DVD but MPAA cuts persist

Summary Review: Power to Resist

Years after Tommy Jarvis chained him underwater at Camp Crystal Lake, the hulking killer Jason Vorhees returns to the camp grounds when he's released accidently by a teenager with psychic powers.

This is easily one of the better efforts in the Friday series but it suffers just like the rest of them from cuts, cuts, cuts. This is, apparently, one of the most cut entries by far as the MPAA rejected many of the more elaborate gore effects. Director John Carl Buechler is a respected makeup effects man and was a good choice to helm a Friday flick.

The New Blood's Jason is a full-blown, rotting, hulking zombie and is well worth a watch.

Well, once Tina raises Jason from the dead (involuntarily) the action gets under way. And he's quite busy, as this has easily one of the highest Friday body counts. Our young vacationers are dispatched with a lovely array of sharp objects, gardening tools, and even a plastic party horn. Jason also repeats himself a bit by simply throwing one girl out the window, and crushing some poor sap's head. All of the murders are edited down until there's little blood and gore.

BBFC uncut

MPAA
~4:00s

best available
best
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18

MPAA R

84:36s UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

US: Cut and MPAA R Rated for:

There's no sign of the US cuts being restored, so for the moment this is the best available version

The New Blood was the most heavily cut movie by the MPAA, losing about four minutes to avoid an X Rating. It was considered the most violent of the series.

See article from ifmagazine.com :

An old VHS copy of Buechler's work print surfaced, and you get to see how much cooler this version would have been if the gore remained. The infamous sleeping bag scene goes on much longer, all the deaths have extra blood (including a killer head crush scene) and there's even a deleted coda on a boat that should have been kept in.

See article from forum.dvdtalk.com. Director John Carl Buechler said:

Dialogue within scenes was cut. And certainly almost every single punch-line to every stalk and pay-off was trimmed considerably. I mean when you see the axe jump-cut into that lady's head, and when you see Jason smack that guy up the chin with the axe. I mean the shots are just noticeably missing. I mean there were some cool shots we did. But not since Tom Savini's time have people been allowed to put stuff like that on screen.
BBFC cut
8s

MPAA
~4:00s

18 84:34s UK: The R Rated Version was passed 18 after 8s of further BBFC cuts for:
  • 1989 CIC VHS
  • 1988 cinema release

Thanks to Vincenzo. The official BBFC cuts were:

  • Reel 3 - Just before nude bather [Jane] is attacked underwater, remove eroticised shots of her kicking legs and nude bottom viewed from below.
See pictorial BBFC cuts details from movie-censorship.com
Friday the 13th Part 8: Jason takes Manhattan

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  • Friday the 13th: Jason takes Manhattan

Friday 13Th Part 8 DVD

Friday the 13th Part 8 is a 1989 US slasher by Rob Hedden.
With Jensen Daggett, Kane Hodder and Todd Caldecott.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut for an MPAA R rating. Further cut by the BBFC for VHS. The BBFC cuts were waived for DVD which is the same as the cut US version.

Summary Review: Not the Best

A passing boat bound for New York pulls Jason along for the ride. Look out New York, here comes hell in a hockey mask.

This is definitely not a defining film in the slasher genre, the plot is uninspired the locations are awful and the death scenes are frankly poor. Unless your a Friday the 13th completist and want the whole set I wouldn't bother with this film

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18

MPAA R

96:15s   UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 with the previous BBFC cut waived for:

US: Cut and MPAA R Rated for:

There's no sign of the cuts being restored, so for the moment this is the best available version

BBFC cut
1s

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18 96:16s

 

UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 after 1s BBFC cuts for:
  • 1990 CIC VHS

Thanks to Vincenzo. The official BBFC cuts were:

  • At 84 mins - As youths remonstrate with masked psychopath who kicks over their radio, remove shot of one youth flourishing butterfly knife.

From IMDb. As described by the director on the DVD commentary, the following shots were cut or altered in order to receive an MPAA rating of "R" instead of an "X":

  • Jim's death was much gorier. Originally, Jason shoves the entire spear gun through his stomach, then rips it out, causing Jim's intestines to slide out along with a large amount of blood.
  • Suzy's death was disturbingly gruesome. Jason shoves the spear through her stomach and twists it non-stop. There were close-up shots of Suzy's mouth gurgling blood and blood rapidly oozing from the spear wound. J.J.'s death was an alternate shot. In the original shot, we actually see Jason smashing J.J.'s head with the guitar.
  • Tamera's death in the original print was completely different. Originally, Jason repeatedly stabs her with a mirror shard in a shower while she's completely nude. Blood rapidly oozes from her stab wounds and Jason keeps stabbing non-stop. Later on, when Eva finds Tamara's corpse, the original shot was one featuring Tamera's fully nude body with dozens of shards of glass protruding from it.
  • The scene where the uncredited boxer gets the hot sauna rock shoved into his chest cavity was a re-shoot. Originally, Jason jammed two darts through his eye sockets, but it was deemed too graphic, and the MPAA forced the crew to re-shoot it. Even with the re-shoot, the scene had to be trimmed. Originally, there was more blood and steam, but the MPAA found even that to be too graphic.
  • The scene where the captain gets his neck sliced by Jason's bowing knife was shot five different ways. The director's desire was a shot of a huge gash wound spurting blood, but the MPAA made him choose the least gory shot, which is what appears in the final cut of the movie.
  • Wayne's death originally featured him being electrocuted for a few seconds longer.
  • The full version of Miles' death scene actually saw him land on the spikes, rather than just showing the aftermath as we see in the "R" rated version.
  • When Jason kills the first gang banger, the uncut print featured Jason's hand and the needle going all the way through the gang banger's body.

See also Interview with Rob Hedden from forum.dvdtalk.com

Yes, it [Tamara's death] was trimmed. It was a little more in the Psycho tradition. There was a lot more blood, a lot of Jason's arm slicing down upon her, shards of glass. It was pretty gruesome. And that was the end of it. The scene was over the top as far as the MPAA was concerned. I went into it with more of a Hitchcockian style. And whenever any of us, do a shower scene, you gotta pay homage to Hitchcock. But this was in color with real blood running down the drain. We went further with the scene as far as intensity, but the MPAA pulled us back. In filming her death, we didn't use any prosthetics. Originally, you see his arm slashing down, blood splatters the shower wall, blood on her. It's all very Hitchcockian. It's much like the Psycho shower scene. It was pretty much the same as what was released, except there was much more of it, and there was some gore cut.

Just like in the beginning scene with Jim and Suzy. And y'know, they have sex and Jason comes in, everything was trimmed. I mean, the kid getting shot with the spear. I had a lot more coverage of that. In that Jason takes the spear gun and not only jabs the spear into him, but the entire spear gun. When Jason guts him, and pulls the gun out, his intestines were all over the gun. It was just, trimmed, trimmed, trimmed. There were a lot of frames cut out. And in the final version, it's just quick cuts. If you look at it, the scene looks like it was edited.

The other thing was when Jason finds the girl in the hatch, and he reaches in and goes to stab her. That was very abbreviated in the final version. Before, it is really hard to watch, not for the fans but for most people out there. It's kind of a torturous thing. He really tortures her. He doesn't just shove the spear in. He shoved it in, he twisted it around. There were close-ups of her face, her gurgling. Back to Jason, more twisting, close-ups of the spear twisting. It was pretty intense and the MPAA said no.
Friday the 13th Part 9 Friday the 13th Part 9 is a 1993 US slasher by Adam Marcus

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Friday the 13th Part 10 Friday the 13th Part 10 is a 2001 US Sci-Fi slasher film by James Isaac

See Jason X

Friday the 13th Part 11 Friday the 13th Part 11 is a 2003 Canada/US/Italy horror by Ronny Yu

See Freddy vs Jason

Fried Green Tomatoes

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BBFC uncut PG cert 124:40s 1991 US drama by Jon Avnet

The Theatrical Version was passed 12 uncut for the 1992 cinema release and PF uncut for the 1992 Columbia/TriStar video, 1993/1999 VCI videos and 2002 Carlton DVD.

There is also an uncontentious Extended Version with 5:45s of additional plot. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

The Extended Version region 1 DVD is available via UK Amazon
The Extended Version region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon

Friends Pilot

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uncut
12 cert 28:24s US 1994 TV comedy series.
With Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow. IMDb

The Extended Version/Director's Cut was passed 12 uncut for:

  • 2010 Warner R2 DVD
  • 2009 Warner R2 DVD

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC uncut 12 cert 21:47s The TV Version was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2008 Warner Online
  • 1997 Warner VHS
Fright Night 2: New Blood

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Fright Night 2: New Blood is a 2013 USA comedy horror by Eduardo Rodriguez.
With Will Payne, Jaime Murray and Sean Power. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Uncut for UK DVD and for US Unrated release. There is also a cut US R rated version.

Summary Notes

By day Gerri Dandridge is a sexy professor, but by night she transforms into a real-life vampire with an unquenchable thirst for human blood.

uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

95:32s UK: The Extended/Unrated Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language, nudity, violence and gore for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2013 20th Century Fox [Unrated + R rated] RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon
  • 2013 20th Century Fox [Unrated] R1 DVD at US Amazon
MPAA
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US: Cut by 32s and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2013 20th Century Fox [Unrated + R rated] RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon

See  pictorial cuts from  movie-censorship.com . 32s have been cut from the R rated version in 5 shots in the scene where a young naked woman gets her throat slit:

  • 3 shots with featuring the woman's naked breasts
  • a shot showing blood flowing down her body from her slit throat
  • a shot of the dying woman being suspended upside down so that her blood drains into a bath
The Frightened Woman

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  • The Laughing Woman
  • Gioco d'amore, gioco di morte

Frightened Woman DVD

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18 86:03s The Frightened Woman is a 1969 Italy drama by Piero Schivazappa.
With Philippe Leroy, Dagmar Lassander and Lorenza Guerrieri.
IMDb

An Extended Version was passed 18 uncut for strong sexual threat, humiliation and violence for:

  • 2012 Shameless Pop Erotica Box Set [+ Venus in Furs + Baba Yaga] R0 DVD
  • 2008 Argent/Shameless R2 DVD at UK Amazon

Summary Review: Eurocult

The beautifully sensuous Dagmar Lassander stars as Maria, the living sex toy of Dr Sayer (Philippe Leroy) who delights in killing women at the point of orgasm. Sayer's prolonged campaign of degradation pushes Maria right to the edge of death.

The Frightened Woman is a curious piece of Eurocult, much along the same lines as the films that Jess Franco was churning out around the same time. The film very much captures the feel of late sixties to early seventies European cinema and the atmosphere is definitely the film's best asset.

Naturally, the entire film is really rather pointless; and while The Frightened Woman isn't exactly a thrill ride, there's still some interest.

The acting is typically trashy, although the leads; Philippe Leroy and Dagmar Lassander give decent leading performances.

Overall, if you're a fan of trashy Jess Franco stuff, you might just like this too.

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X Rated
86:34s
=83:06s
US: An alternative version was released MPAA X Rated for:

See version details from avmaniacs.com

Reviews indicate that this release has very washed out picture quality.

BBFC
16s
18 84:29s An unspecified version was passed 18 after 16s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1998 Salvation VHS

From IMDb :

  • Cut to remove photographic shots of women being tortured.

A later re-release mistakenly featured the uncut version.

The Frighteners

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  • Robert Zemeckis Presents: The Frighteners

Frighteners DVD Michael J Fox

The Frighteners is a 1996 New Zealand / USA comedy horror by Peter Jackson.
Starring Michael J Fox, Trini Alvarado and Peter Dobson. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
In the US, the makers were targeting a PG-13 but ended up with an R rating. This version required BBFC cuts for a 15 rated cinema and VHS release. A Director's Cut was later uncut for 2005 DVD.

Summary Notes

After a tragic car accident that killed his wife, a man discovers he can communicate with the dead to con people but when a demonic spirit appears, he may be the only one who can stop it from killing the living and the dead.

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The Frighetners

Gavin Salkeld's Cutting Edge Episode 21:
The Frighterners
 

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Director's Cut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

117:31s UK: The Director's Cut was passed 15 uncut for:

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

  • 2011 Universal 15th Anniversary Edition [Theatrical + Director's Cut] R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2005 Universal Director's Cut R1 DVD at US Amazon

From IMDB. The director's cut contains 14 minutes of additional footage. It includes:

  • additional screen time for Judge (John Astin),
  • extra scenes at Frank's home with Stuart and Cyrus,
  • two extra scenes at the jail featuring Stuart, Cyrus and Dammers and
  • additional dialogue for Dammers as he recalls some of his horrific undercover assignments.
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Theatrical Version
No Cert

MPAA R

109:40s
=105:17s
UK: The Theatrical Version is presumably uncut for:
  • 2011 Universal [Director's Cut + Theatrical Version] Blu-ray at UK Amazon
Note that the Theatrical Version included on the UK Blu-ray is likely to be the US uncut Theatrical Version which hasn't actually been passed by the BBFC.

US: The Theatrical Version is MPAA R rated

BBFC cut
2s
Theatrical Version
15 cert 105:10s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 after 2s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2000 Columbia/TriStar VHS
  • 1998 CIC VHS
  • 1997 CIC VHS
  • 1997 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • Two shots are missing of the bloodied body of the dead mother
  • Cuts to Jeffery Coombs' head explosion:
In the chapter, "Dammers loses his head", when Dammers (Jeffrey Combs) is shot his head explodes leaving his ghostly face in the middle with a confused expression,and separate gory parts of his head hanging around him. On the NTSC disc this is complete and is then followed by Michael J. Fox falling backwards through the floorboards.

In the UK  version, as Dammers head starts to explode the picture cuts to Fox beginning to fall backwards. Then it cuts back to Dammers looking confused with the parts of his head hanging around him, before going back to Fox, so you lose the force of the explosion.

Frightmare

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  • Cover Up
  • Frightmare II
  • Once Upon a Frightmare

Frightmare DVD Sheila Keith  

Frightmare is a 1974 UK horror by Pete Walker.
With Rupert Davies, Sheila Keith and Deborah Fairfax. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
The BBFC cut the 1974 cinema release. Uncut on home video in the US and UK

Summary Notes

Edmund and Dorothy Yates are freed after fifteen years in an asylum. Edmund covers up for his wife who is a murderer and a cannibal and Dorothy's daughter Debbie and stepdaughter Jackie, who live apart from them, may or may not have inherited her appetites. Dorothy has started to kill again...

This is an impressive downbeat British horror from the Pete Walker / David McGillivray partnership which, despite its gory reputation, works on more of a psychological level.

From the grainy black & white prologue, with a pre-Fawlty Towers Andrew Sachs visiting a deserted fairground, to the terrifying climax in a farm attic, Frightmare holds itself together incredibly well.

Frightmare really delivers the goods though and should be in everyone's list of Top Cult Horror Films.

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18

MPAA R

82:41s UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence and horror for:
  • 2010 Odeon R0 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2005 Anchor Bay Entertainment UK Video
  • 1995 Redemption VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

BBFC cut
cut
X cert   UK: Passed X after compulsory BBFC cuts for:
  • 1974 cinema release

Fro, IMDb. The UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC to edit:

  • the pitchfork murder,
  • shots of blood dripping from Delia's mouth during the poker murder, and
  • a closeup of Graham's mutilated face.
Le Frisson des Vampires 1971 France horror film by Jean Rollin

See Shiver of the Vampires

Fritz the Cat Fritz the Cat is a 1972 USA animation comedy by Ralph Bakshi.
Starring Skip Hinnant, Rosetta LeNoire and John McCurry. Youtube link IMDb
Not cut by the BBFC or for the MPAA but has a little place in censorship history of being the first cartoon being rated X by the MPAA. Note that the X rating was surrendered in favour of an Unrated DVD release in 2001.

Summary Notes

A persiflage on the protest movements of the 60s. Its hero is the bold and sex-obsessed tom-cat Fritz the Cat, as created by the legendary underground artist Robert Crumb. Quitting university Fritz the Cat wanders through the hash, Black Panther and Hell's Angels scenes to find to himself.

From a Whisper to a Scream

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  • The Offspring

Whisper Scream Blu ray Vincent Price  

From a Whisper to a Scream is a 1987 USA action horror thriller by Jeff Burr.
Starring Vincent Price, Clu Gulager and Terry Kiser. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1987 VHS. Uncut in the US

Summary Notes

The uncle of an executed murderess relates four stories of his hometown, Oldfield, to a reporter: an elderly man pursues a romance with a younger woman, even to the grave and beyond...a wounded man on the run from creditors is rescued by a backwoods hermit with the secret to eternal life...a glass-eating carny pays the ultimate price for looking for love on the outside...and Civil War soldiers are held captive by a household of orphans with strange intentions for them.

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MPAA
R rated
~100:00s
=~96:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
1:45s
18 93:48s UK: Passed 18 after 1:45s of compulsory BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 Medusa VHS

From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were:

  • Extensive cuts to scenes depicting violence or gore in front of children. Among the edits were stabbing and strangling scenes, and shots of children playing with severed human limbs.

From Beyond

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  • HP Lovecraft's From Beyond

Beyond Blu ray Stuart Gordon

From Beyond is a 1986 US horror film by Stuart Gordon.
With Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton and Ted Sorel. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the MPAA for an R Rating. Further cut by the BBFC for VHS. An uncut  Directors Cut turned up on DVD and Blu-ray
uncut
Director's Cut
18

MPAA
Unrated

82:04s UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for strong horror and sex for:

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

  • 2013 Shout! Factory Collector's Edition RA Blu-ray /R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon
  • 2007 MGM R1 DVD
BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
1:05s

18

MPAA R

84:45s
81:22s
UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 19 87 cinema release.

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . The film had suffered 1:05s of MPAA cuts:

  • The scene that upset the MPAA the most—and as I describe it, it is truly disgusting—is when Jeffrey Combs' character's pineal gland has gone out of control and he's hungry for brains. He attacks a psychiatrist, played by my wife [Carolyn Purdy-Gordon], and he plants his mouth onto her eye socket and starts sucking. And the material that was cut out was when he actually sucks her eyeball out, spits it onto the floor and the eyeball lands looking back up at him and he continues to suck her brains through the eye socket and the camera pushes in. It's really disturbing and it's the longest restored piece; my guess is it's about 30 seconds or so. I think it's the most horrific moment in the whole movie.
BBFC cut
10s

mpaa cut
1:05s

18 81:02s UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 18 after a further 10s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 19 91 VCI VHS
  • 1987 Vestron VHS

The BBFC cuts were:

  • The monstrous Pretorius rips Katherine's shirt off
  • followed by the molesting of Katherine's breast by Pretorius
From Dusk till Dawn

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From Dusk Till Dawn is a 1996 US horror by Robert Rodriguez.
With Harvey Keitel, George Clooney and Juliette Lewis.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut for a US R rated theatrical release. This cut version has persisted to all US/UK releases

BBFC uncut

MPAA
21s

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18

MPAA
R rated

103:23s UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2013 Lionsgate Titty Twister Edition RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2011 Lionsgate R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1996 Buena Vista 1997 VHS
  • 1996 Buena Vista 1996 VHS
  • 1996 cinema release

The US cuts were to some of the gorier scenes. The US 'Directors Edition' laserdisc (Dimension Home Video) contains a supplement of the deleted scenes and reveals the following:

  • 6s :A vampire slicing a customer's throat in the bar
  • 15s: Tom Savini having his arm bitten by a vampire, the flesh being torn away from his arm. Savini then stakes the vampire in the chest, rips the stake from the chest and repeatedly bashes the vampire about the head.
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TV   Sweden: The complete version has been shown on TV1000
banned
banned
Ireland   Ireland: Banned from 1996 until 2000.
From Russia with Love

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Russia Love DVD Sean Connery  

From Russia with Love is a 1963 UK James Bond film by Terence Young.
With Sean Connery, Robert Shaw and Lotte Lenya. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for an A rated 1963 cinema release. Most of these cuts persisted to PG rated home video.
BBFC cut
cut

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available

PG cert

MPAA PG
MPAA

110:23s UK:  Passed PG with most cuts persisting, but the old cinema cut to Tania walking nude towards the bed has been restored for:
  • 2012 MGM RB Blu-ray [Bond 50 Collection] at UK Amazon
  • 2012 MGM R2 DVD [22 Film Collection] at UK Amazon
  • 2012 20th Century Fox/MGM R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2012 20th Century Fox/MGM R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2008 20th Century Fox/MGM R0 Blu-ray
  • 2008 20th Century Fox/MGM R2 DVD
  • 2008 cinema release
  • 2000 MGM R2 DVD
  • 1994 Warner VHS
  • 1987 Warner VHS

US: MPAA PG rated for:

BBFC cut
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A Cert Submitted 122:19s =117:25s UK: Passed A (PG) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1963 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:.

  • Sexual dialogue early in the film about lovers and physical enjoyment have been removed
  • The gypsy dance has been shortened, removing in particular almost all shots of the dancer wriggling her stomach and bending right over
    backwards
  • The fight that happens soon after between the two women has been heavily cut
  • Tania walking nude towards the bed was cut for cinema release, but has since been restored for all video releases
  • The reference to searching Tania has been cut soon after
  • Bond and Tania's kissing in bed has been trimmed
  • The footage of Bond and Tania being filmed by Klebb and a man through the two-way mirror has been darkened and shortened through the introduction of an early dissolve
  • When M and other's listen to the recording of Bond questioning Tania, the line Was I as exciting as all those Western girls? has 'was' changed to 'am', as it was considered less sexually suggestive
  • On the train, Bond lowering the blind in his cabin and his quip of Two hours should straighten this out has been cut
  • When Grant reveals the roll of film to Bond, his comment of What a performance has been removed
  • The famous fight between Grant and Bond has been cut to reduce the length of Grant's death by strangulation. The BBFC initially objected to the length and brutality of the whole sequence, but editor Peter Hunt convinced them to leave it intact, accepting only minor cuts to the final strangulation.
  • Klebb's death has been shorted, reducing the sight of her protracted suffering, and her death cries have been partially muted on the soundtrack
  • Bond's remark to Tania of What a performance has been cut at the very end of the film, resulting in a particularly bad jump-cut on the print, which affects the soundtrack particularly badly
Frozen Scream

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Frozen Scream

Frozen Scream is a 1975 US video by Frank Roach.
With Renee Harmon, Lynne Kocol and Wolf Muser.
IMDb
Banned as a video nasty in 1984. Not released in the UK since, and there are few international releases too.

Summary Review: For bad movie fans

A pretty lame horror flick about a scientist's attempts to make people immortal. This is a bad movie, featuring several funny parts. I particularly liked the scene of two women in the hospital talking, when out of nowhere the policeman narrator's voice is dubbed over the conversation. It's just sloppily put together.

After watching it again. I now value Frozen Scream. Some stretches of boredom, but more amusement than I had originally thought. Don't go too far out of your way to see it, but bad movie fans should find something of interest here.
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Germany flag   Germany : It was released on DVD in Germany in 1997 with an English soundtrack for:

US: The film is available on a Drive In Collection DVD and a restricted Blu-ray release from Vinegar Syndrome

  banned
banned
Video Nasty 77:00s UK: Released on pre-cert video for:
  • 1983 Home Video Productions VHS

Released on video in 1983 by Home Video Productions . It was added to the video nasty list in August 1984 but was soon dropped by October 1984

Fruits of Passion

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  • Les Fruits de la passion
  • The Story of O Continued

Fruits Passion DVD Isabelle Illiers

uncut 18 79:20s 1981 French/ Japanese film by Shuji Terayama

Cuts waived when DVD resubmitted in 2005 by Nouveaux Pictures

The uncut region 2 DVD is available at UK Amazon

19s 18 78:55s  The Nouveaux Pictures video/DVD was cut when submitted in 1998:

Thanks to Bleach:

  • At 5.5 mins - After slavemaster stretches whip with cracking sound, cut away to remove sight of woman bound to wheel being whipped with flowers, resuming on woman eating from bowl on floor.
     
  • At 8 mins - After O has her body painted, reduce rough sex scene with Sir Stephen by removing her pained protests in CU and cries of I can't, I can't! as she shakes her head vigorously, suggesting that this is non-consenting sex, resuming on shot looking down their bodies.
     
  • At 38 mins - When Sir Stephen watches her have sex with a butcher who approaches her and takes out his limp penis, remove side view of her taking his penis into her mouth by mixing from dark shot of it about to enter mouth to later point when it is wholly concealed inside her mouth as his hooked hand comes down to wipe across dissolve, finishing with tight 2-shot of oral sex with penis concealed and Sir Stephen appearing between them as voyeur.
Fudoh: The New Generation

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  • Gokud˘ sengokushi: Fud˘

Fudoh: The Next Generation DVD

21s 18 98:33s 1996 Japanese martial arts film by Takashi Miike

Cut when submitted for the 2002 Artsmagic DVD with the BBFC comment: Compulsory cut required to remove elements of sadistic violence and humiliation in scene where woman is brutally beaten by man.

  • In the scene where Gondo picks on the girl, Touko, the BBFC cut a slap, a hard punch to the belly and a kick between her legs.
  • It is also missing Touko's reaction to the beating to wet herself.

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

Review from US Amazon : Nastiest family squabble

A Takashi Miike is always worth looking out for, and this one was highly anticipated. It's one of his earlier Yakuza movies, but still very Miike in approach.

Riki (Shosuke Tanihara) is the smartest, best-looking kid in his high school. He also runs the place with the aid of his own gang comprised of fellow students. With the aid of eight-year-old hit men and schoolgirl strippers and assassins, it looks like Riki could have his revenge on the 10th anniversary of his brother's death.

Shock value and native Japanese weirdness aside, this is a great movie. It looks great. Whatever the content, each shot is carefully composed and the action is often so manic it can be had to keep up with.

As unemotional as the Japanese can be, "Fudoh" turns into the nastiest family squabble since "Medea". Just when you think the film can't get any weirder, it's just getting started. Murders are often accompanied by rivers of blood. The scenes in the children's assassin training camp are hysterical. I lost count on the number of decapitations.

Full Contact

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  • Xia dao Gao Fei

Full Contact DVD cover

uncut 18 94:38s 1992 Hong Kong film by Ringo Lam.

Cuts waived when resubmitted in 2004

The uncut region 2 DVD is available at UK Amazon

34s 18 92:01s Previously cut when submitted by Made in Hong Kong in 1998

The cinema version was cut by 8s but the first video version suffered 34s of cuts

Various sightings of the dreaded butterfly knife have been removed from the following scenes:

  • At the nightclub during the credit sequence
  • During a confrontation between the hero and two men with long knives
  • In the scene at a garage
  • In the final confrontation ("You think your knife is faster than my bullet")

Thanks to Mark:

The Mei Ah DVD is in fact the uncut version as rumoured. A number of instances of strong violence - such as stabbings, bullet impacts, blood spurts - have been restored for the DVD. The sleeve claims that the film is Cat-II, but that rating applies to the censored cinema version, and not the DVD.

There was a gory scene pre-cut by the distributors who felt that director Lam had gone too far with the ketchup: it apparently showed Simon Yam sucking on an eyeball that Anthony Wong has cut out from a victim's socket! I don't believe this footage has ever been seen, so isn't really applicable when talking about an 'uncut' version. As it stands, the Mei Ah is as uncut as we're going to get.

Amazon Review

Full Contact release on DVD was long overdue, and now, in this finely presented package, it has been worth the wait. By far one of the most brutal Hong Kong Gangster movies.

Whilst the gun battles are not quite on a par with John Woo's, as they lack both the scale and the choreography, Ringo Lam ensures that he makes up for it in style. Using the bullets eye view twice in the film, Lam delivers an intensity to his film making that has little comparison elsewhere. With eye catching cinematography, an awesome soundtrack than really delivers the goods, and one of Chow Yun Fat's greatest performances, this is a truly must have film.

Special credit must go to Simon Yam who totally steals the show with his sadistic villian Judge. Not even Dennis Hopper's character in Blue Velvet can hold a candle to the sinister, homosexual psychopath that is portrayed here. Their rivalry is given an almost homoerotic overtone as Judge expresses his underlying desire for Jeff.

With superb picture quality, an unforgettable film, and a great variety of extras within a finely presented package, this DVD is true value for money.

Full Eclipse

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18 93:13s 1993 US TV horror by Anthony Hickox.
With Mario Van Peebles, Patsy Kensit and Bruce Payne. IMDb

The US Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for:

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated but noted as R Rated on the DVD for:

There is also a cut R Rated Version to avoid running 3:46s shorter with an NTSC running time noted as 93 mins . See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

Full Frontal

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Full Frontal is a 2002 USA comedy romance by Steven Soderbergh.
With David Duchovny, Nicky Katt, David Hyde Pierce. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

The Theatrical Version seems to be preferred over the Extended Version

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uncut
Extended Version
MPAA
R rated
~111:00s
=~106:00s

 

US: The Extended Version is MPAA R rated (unconfirmed) for:
  • 2013 Miramax Echo Bridge [Extended + standard definition Theatrical] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
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uncut
Theatrical Version
18

MPAA
R rated

96:40s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for frequent strong language, horror and sex for:

US : The Theatrical Version is MPAA R rated for:

The Funhouse

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  • The Funhouse: Carnival of Terror
  • Carnival of Terror

Funhouse DVD Elizabeth Berridge

 

The Funhouse is a 1981 US horror by Tobe Hooper
With Elizabeth Berridge, Shawn Carson and Jeanne Austin. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Uncut for an X rated 1981 cinema release. Bizarrely banned as a video nasty on 1983 VHS but later passed 18 uncut for 1987 VHS. Passed 15 uncut for VHS. Uncut in the US.

Summary Review: U nderrated slasher

Four teenage friends spent the night in a carnival funhouse and are stalked by a deformed man in a Frankenstein mask.

This is an effectively underrated slasher entry. One of it's most impressive feats is that it gives us a nice carnival atmosphere with some interesting sights. The setting is the best thing about this, as great pains is taken to turn the early part into setup, and this does create a great atmosphere for later on in the film.

This little gem has minimum bloodletting but its good, its better than good. It has a genuine sense of dread and a fear and paradoxically, an understanding of human vulnerability and mutation.

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uncut
15 cert

X cert

MPAA R

91:08s   UK: Passed 15 uncut for moderate horror, sex, violence and threat for: UK: Passed X (18) uncut for:
  • 1981 cinema release

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for

VoD:

BBFC uncut

cut
shortened

18 88:42s

 

UK: A shortened version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 CIC VHS

Shortened by deleting some uncontentious plot

cut
shortened
Video Nasty 88:44s UK: A shortened version was released without censorship cuts for:
  • 1983 CIC VHS

The video was added to the DPP list of video nasties in September 1984 and was dropped in June 1985

Bizarrely banned as a video nasty . It has been suggested that the video appears on the list due to a confusion with another film Last House on Dead End Street that is also known as The Fun House.

Shortened by deleting some uncontentious plot

Funny Kung Fu

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24s 15 cert 89:41s by Tsaug Kong

Cut in 2006 with the following BBFC comment: Distributor was required to make a compulsory cut to a scene of animal cruelty (two cockrels fighting)

Funny People

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uncut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

145:41s 2009 US comedy by Judd Apatow

The US Unrated Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for the 2009 Universal DVD/Blu-ray.

The additional material is uncontentious plot.

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC uncut 15 cert

MPAA
R Rated

139:50s The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for the 2009 cinema release and 2009 Universal DVD/Blu-ray
Furious 7 Furious 7 is a 2015 USA / Japan action crime thriller by James Wan.

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Fury at Smugglers' Bay

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BBFC uncut PG cert 82:11s 1961 UK adventure by John Gilling.
With Peter Cushing, John Fraser and Bernard Lee. IMDb

A very short version was passed PG without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2003 Cinema Club R2 DVD
BBFC
cut
old cert U   Passed U after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1961 cinema release

The BBFC noted the submitted running time as 98:12s = 94:16s PAL

Fury of the Vikings

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  • Erik the Conqueror
  • Gli Invasion

Erik Conqueror Alice Kessler

Fury of the Vikings is a 1961 Italy/France action adventure by Mario Bava.
With Cameron Mitchell, Alice Kessler and Ellen Kessler. IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for a U rated cinema release. Uncut in the US

Summary Notes

In the 9th Century, two Viking children, separated since their early childhood with one raised by the British and the other by Vikings, meet after nearly 20 years as rivals as war breaks out between Britian and the Vikings for control of England.

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uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~90:00s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
category cuts
old cert U   UK: Passed U after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1963 cinema release
Future Force

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4s 18 80:29s 1990 sci-fi film by David A Prior

The video was cut in 1991. The same cut version was submitted in 2006

Future-Kill

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  • Night of the Alien
  • Splatter

Future-Kill DVD

2:39s 18 80:54s 1985 US Sci-Fi by Ronald W Moore

The BBFC cut 2:39s from the Media Releasing video of 1985

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

  • Clint's death is missing in the english version: Splatter rams his armblades into his jaw; Clint spills out blood.
  • A woman is scared because of what she has found in Splatter's pants. Her subsequent murder, crushed in a sheet of corrugated metal, has been cut.
  • A woman's interrogation and death has been deleted. The woman is interrogated, her breasts are revealed by Splatter who then claws at her crotch and then continues to kill her again with the claw.
  • The death of splatter being disembowelled by a blade is missing long with his bursting eye.
  • Steve breakings a man's neck has also been deleted

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

Review from US Amazon : Great 'Bad' Movie

Except the 2 actors from Texas Chainsaw Massacre this movie stars people that look like your next door neighbors (from the 80's).

Some preppy-new waver-Frats are initiating all night in the worst part of town when they piss off an armored clad killer-psycho with throwing stars and claws in charge of a gang of anti-nuke-grunge-new wavers.

 I liked it a lot because once the action starts it doesn't stop also there are some decent punk rock tunes and impressive gore scenes. The bad acting, 80's attire, and goofy dialog only add to the fun.