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Head Over heels

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Head Over Heels Region Import

Head Over Heels is a 2001 US romantic comedy by Mark Waters.
With Monica Potter, Freddie Prinze Jr. and Shalom Harlow. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC. Uncut in the US
uncut
uncut
MPAA
PG-13
~86:00s
=
~82:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 Rated for:
BBFC cut
category cuts
11s
12 cert 82:40s UK: Passed 12 for moderate sexual references, violence, and mild bad language after 11s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2009 Universal R2 DVD
  • 2001 Columbia/TriStar Video
  • 2001 Universal VHS
  • 2001 cinema release
Headless Eyes

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  • The Headless Eyes

Headless Eyes DVD Region NTSC

The Headless Eyes is a 1971 USA horror by Kent Bateman.
Starring Bo Brundin, Ramon Gordon and Kelley Swartz. YouTube icon IMDb
Seized by police during the video nasties panic and not released since in the UK. Uncut in the US.

Summary Notes

Poor artist gets eye gouged out while committing a robbery. When his eye heals, he goes on a killing spree and cuts out women's eyes with a spoon.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
77:28s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

VoD:

banned
banned
Section 3 seizure 76:21s UK: Released on pre-cert VHS for:
  • 1982 Sapphire 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.

Headspace

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uncut
uncut
MPAA
R Rated
~84:00s
=~80:00s
2005 US horror by Andrew van den Houten.
With Olivia Hussey, William Atherton and Sean Young. IMDb

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

From a press release about the release: More Satisfying

Headspace, originally released theatrically in February, 2006, has been updated by director Andrew van den Houten and will actually run five minutes shorter than the original theatrical version.

I'm thrilled that I'm finally able to make my intended vision of Headspace available to the public, said van den Houten. This director's cut serves the story better while emphasizing the amazing abilities of everyone involved. When I revisited my first feature, I realized that there was a better, more taut way to present this thriller for a more satisfying experience for the viewer.

uncut
alternative
MPAA
R Rated
~89:00s
=~85:00s
US: There is also a US Theatrical Version
uncut
alternative
15 cert 91:22s UK: A longer European Version was passed 15 uncut for:
Hear my Song

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BBFC uncut 15 cert 99:16s 1991 UK/Ireland comedy by Peter Chelsum

The Restored Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for the 2009 Channel 4 DVD.

From UK Amazon :

The producers cut out the very first scene, where Mickey's mother dies of cancer in hospital and the stress causes a Mickey to have a nosebleed...then, true to his nature, he casually asks the nurse, Does that mean we're goin' on holiday? This scene, and the short injection just after it (In which Mickey (as a boy) says, Most all of us had a difficult childhood...but I think I got away with it. ) not only sets the tone, but establishes Mickey's character, how he reacts to stressful situations, and serves as foreshadowing for a similarly stressful moment much later in the film. Bad choice on the production/editor's part.

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uncut
15 cert 109:13s A long version was passed 15 without cuts for the 1992 CIC video
BBFC uncut 15 cert 99:53s A short version was passed 15 without cuts for the 1991 cinema release and 1992 CIC video
Heart of Dragon

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  • Heart of a Dragon
  • Heart of the Dragon
  • The First Mission
  • Long de xin
Heart of Dragon is a 1985 Hong Kong action crime comedy by Sammo Hung Kam-Bo and Fruit Chan.
Starring Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung Kam-Bo and Emily Chu. BBFC link IMDb

Uncut in the UK and US. Deleted fights scenes were spliced back in for the extended Japanese Version

Summary Notes

Story of a cop who forsakes his dreams of sailing around the world so that he can care for his mentally retarded brother. Innocently caught up in a gangland fight, the brother is kidnapped to force the cop to turn over a police informant.

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uncut
18 86:52s UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence for:
  • 2011 Cine-Asia/Hong Kong Legends R2 DVD titled Heart of the Dragon at UK Amazon
  • 2004 Medusa R2 DVD titled Heart of the Dragon
  • 1999 MIA VHS titled The First Mission
  • 1998 MIA VHS titled Heart of Dragon
  • 1987 VPD VHS titled The First Mission
  • 1986 cinema release titled Heart of Dragon

The extra fight scenes in the Japanese version are presented as extras for the DVD releases of 2004 and 2011

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uncut
Japan flag 98:37s
=94:40s
Japan: There is also a Japanese version with 3 fight scenes being extended. The Japanese distributors apparently asked for a version with more action.

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

Heart of Midnight

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8s 18 106:35s 1988 US drama by Matthew Chapman

The same BBFC cuts apply to the cinema release of 1988 and also the video releases of 1989 and 1996. The cuts made in the cinema release add up to 18s though).

Heart of Midnight

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  • Au coeur de minuit

Heart Midnight Blu ray Jennifer Jason

Heart of Midnight is a 1988 USA horror thriller by Matthew Chapman.
Starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brenda Vaccaro and Jack Hallett. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1988 cinema and VHS releases of 1989 and 1996.

Summary Notes

Carol inherits a night club from her weird uncle. She moves into the place, only to find out just how weird her uncle really was. She begins to remember more about her very special relationship with her uncle as she battles her memories and her surroundings in her new home.

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA R 106:35s
=102:19s

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
18s
18 105:06s
=100:54s

cinema
submitted
105:24s
=101:11s
UK: Passed 18 after 8-18s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1995 Missing in Action VHS
  • 1989 Vestron Video International VHS
  • 1988 cinema release
Heartbeat: Changing Rooms

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6s PG cert 76:23s 1998 release

A scene showing a technique for breaking into a car has been removed.

The Heartbreak Kid

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Heartbreak Kid Blu ray

See trailer from youtube.com
 

Best available version at:
R1 DVD at UK Amazon RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon Blu-ray at US Amazon
BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut

best available
best
available

18

MPAA
R Rated

110:42s 2007 US comedy by Bobby & Peter Farrelly.
With Ben Stiller, Michelle Monaghan and Malin Akerman. IMDb

UK : The Pre-cut Version was passed 18 without further BBFC cuts for:

US: The Pre-cut Version is MPAA R Rated for:

See cuts details from dvdcompare.net :

One scene is removed on all released DVD and High-Def media. After the completion of the end credits, a scene showing Eddie Cantrow's (Ben Stiller) bunkmate at camp saying good night and then snorting cocaine is removed (in reference to the deviated septum scene in the film)

BBFC
cut

cut
pre-cut

15 cert 110:42s The Pre-cut version was passed 15 after further BBFC cuts for:
  • 2008 Paramount R2 DVD
  • 2007 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

Distributor chose to remove strong visual sex reference, sight of donkey's erect penis in close proximity to woman, to achieve a 15 classification. An 18 uncut was available to the distributor. The distributor chose to cover up the donkey's erection with a black rectangle on screen.

The BBFC explained further:

THE HEARTBREAK KID is a mix of screwball, farce and sex comedy. It was passed '15' for very strong language and sex references. BBFC Guidelines on language at '15' state that "the strongest terms (eg 'cunt') will only be acceptable where justified by the context". In the context of this film, that is by a woman, in pain, to a man and with obvious comic intent it was felt that the word could be passed at that level. The Guidelines for sex at the same category state that "Sexual activity may be portrayed but without strong detail. There may be strong verbal references to sexual behaviour". The film contains several scenes that portray strong sex play, including sado masochistic acts and bestiality, but all presented in a comic way that avoids strong detail.

THE HEARTBREAK KID also contains hard and soft drug use, again with an obvious comic intent. The film as a whole does not promote drug use, in line with BBFC Guidelines on drug use in films aimed at fifteen year olds and above.

See cuts details from dvdcompare.net :

One scene is removed on all released DVD and High-Def media. After the completion of the end credits, a scene showing Eddie Cantrow's (Ben Stiller) bunkmate at camp saying good night and then snorting cocaine is removed (in reference to the deviated septum scene in the film)

Heartbreak Ridge

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  • El guerrero solitario

Heartbreak Ridge DVD

Heartbreak Ridge is a 1986 USA action war comedy by Clint Eastwood.
Starring Clint Eastwood, Marsha Mason and Everett McGill. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for 15 rated cinema and VHS releases in 1986 and 1987. Uncut on DVD since 2001. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

1983. Tom Highway is a well-decorated career military man in the United States Marine Corps, he who has seen action in Korea and Vietnam. His current rank is Gunnery Sergeant. His experiences have led him to become an opinionated, no nonsense man, who is prone to bursts of violence, especially when he's drunk, if the situation does not suit him, regardless of the specifics or people involved. Because of these actions, he has spent his fair share of overnighters behind bars. Close to retirement, one of his last assignments, one he requested, is back at his old unit at Cherry Point, North Carolina, from where he was transferred for insubordination. He is to train a reconnaissance platoon. His superior officer, the much younger and combat inexperienced Major Malcolm Powers, sees Highway as a relic of an old styled military. Highway's commanding officer, Lieutenant Ring, the platoon leader, is also a younger man who has no combat experience, but is academically inclined and happy-go-lucky...

BBFC uncut
uncut
15

MPAA R

124:31s

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language for: US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

From IMDb. The Theatrical version included a scene where Gunny Highway stands in front of one of the soldiers at the target practice, forcing him to shoot straight. Reportedly, this scene doesn't appear in the video release.

BBFC cut
category cuts
15s
15 124:17s

submitted
124:31s
UK: Passed 15 after 15s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1987 Warner Home Video VHS
  • 1986 cinema release

From IMDb. UK cinema and VHS versions were cut by 15 secondss to remove some of the confrontational dialogue between Eastwood and the bald man during the opening scene in the prison cell.

Hearts and Armour

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  • I Paladini - storia d'armi e d'amori
  • Cuori in armatura
21s 18   1983 Italy/US adventure by Giacomo Battiato

The BBFC cut the 1986 Warner Home Video to remove cruel horse falls.

36s 15 cert 99:35s The BBFC cut the 15 rated cinema release by 36s
A Hearty Response

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  • Yi gai yun tian

Hearty Response Sub Region NTSC

 

Uncut version is available at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at US Amazon
uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~89:00s
=~85:00s
1989 Hong Kong comedy by Norman Law. With Kent Cheng, Yun-Fat Chow and Paul Chun. IMDb

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated:

Review from IMDb : Schizophrenic

During their last (botched) operation, Hong Kong cops Chow Yun-Fat and Lui Fong accidentally cause the slight head injury of a pretty young woman. Because she has entered the country illegally, and has no other place to live, she pretends that she has amnesia and that she thinks Yun-Fat is her husband. He feels guilty about her condition , so he lets her stay in his house. But there is someone from her past stalking her, with bad intentions...

A Hearty Response is a film that could only have been made in Hong Kong. Is there any other country that would even attempt to combine pleasant (and often funny) slapstick comedy, sweet romance, heartfelt melodrama, wild/crazy/furious action and sleazy, misogynistic violence in one film? Is there any other film that contains both brutal rape and a scene in which a boy urinates into the mouth of a man pretending to be unconscious? I would recommend this picture, but with serious reservations, as its schizophrenic nature makes it not for all tastes.

2:51s 18 82:14s The BBFC cut 2:51s from:
  • 1991 Videosino VHS

Presumably the scene that troubled the censors was where Kwong Sun is held by the people smuggler. He ties her up, tattoos her, and finally rapes her.

The Heat

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Heat Blu ray UV Copy

The Heat is a 2013 USA action crime comedy by Paul Feig.
With Sandra Bullock, Michael McDonald and Melissa McCarthy. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

There is an Unrated Cut and an R rated Theatrical Cut

Summary Notes

An uptight FBI Special Agent is paired with a foul-mouthed Boston cop to take down a ruthless drug lord.

uncut
uncut
15

MPAA
Unrated

115:21s UK: The Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language, once very strong, violence and sex references for (release details unconfirmed):
  • 2013 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon

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

  • 2013 20th Century Fox [Unrated + Theatrical] RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon

Presumably the Blu-ray is Unrated, the DVD is R rated.

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com . The Extended Version runs 3:12s longer, adding a little humour, and is worth a look. However it does not make a fundamental difference to the film.

uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA
R rated

112:12s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for strong language, violence and sex references for (release details unconfirmed):
  • 2013 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2013 cinema release

US: The Theatrical Version is MPAA R rated for:

  • 2013 20th Century Fox [Unrated + Theatrical] RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon
  • 2013 20th Century Fox R1 DVD
Heat

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  • Fuego contra fuego
Heat is a 1995 USA action crime thriller by Michael Mann.
Starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Val Kilmer. BBFC link IMDb
Uncut and 15 rated by the BBFC for all releases. Blu-ray releases include a couple of minor alterations by the director. The film is uncut and R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

Hunters and their prey--Neil and his professional criminal crew hunt to score big money targets (banks, vaults, armored cars) and are, in turn, hunted by Lt. Vincent Hanna and his team of cops in the Robbery/Homicide police division. A botched job puts Hanna onto their trail while they regroup and try to put together one last big 'retirement' score.

BBFC uncut
Definitive Version
  No Cert

  MPAA
Unrated

163:38s

UK: The Director's Definitive Version is uncut for: US: The Director's Definitive Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

See article from dvdcompare.net

The movie offered on the Blu-rays is an altered versions of the theatrical cut, with alterations performed by director Michael Mann:

  • At 61:09, in the theatrical version, the shot keeps showing Justine, while the altered version cuts to Vincent who looks pretty bored while his wife is having a monologue. Here, the first part of her line You sift through the detritus... has been left out.
  • At 75:28, in the altered version, the small line Ferocious, aren't I? has been removed from the soundtrack

There is no sign of a BBFC database update to reflect these alterations

BBFC uncut
Theatrical Version
15

MPAA R

163:25s
UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
  • 1996 Warner VHS
  • 1996 cinema release
Heat

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Heat Sylvia Miles

uncut
uncut
18 96:36s

 

1972 US comedy drama by Paul Morrissey

The BBFC waived their cuts for the 1996 First Independent video and 2005 Tartan DVD

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

Review from US Amazon :

The main atmosphere of the film reminds me of a theatre play. This piece is neither a typical high budget American movie nor a totally underground one, but a hybrid one.

The director seems to focus on the characters' personalities to give some personal messages to the viewer/observer. Whenever i watch the movie, I feel that I'm a doctor in a mental hospital and observing people.

The underlying factor of the Heat 's above - average success. For example, the performance of Sylvia Miles was really haunting. This role matches her perfectly. It seems like all the people are acting themselves not the roles. Therefore, one can, easily, feel the voyeuristic delight of observing people's daily private life.

As for the subject guy, Joe Dallesandro, in terms of acting, he brings no striking or notable performance to the movie. I should warn you that if your intent is to observe Joe's body and sexuality, this movie may not give you enough of his flesh.

As a bottom line, this is not a brilliant, first class, unforgettable or masterpiece movie example at all. However, if you are into play-like, low-budgeted, psychological/midnight genre movies featuring a beautiful, long-haired, sexy guy with a swimwear (not showing his flesh excessively), this one is definitely for you!

36s 18 95:52s The BBFC cut 36s from the 1991 Virgin video for an 18 certificate.
cut X cert   The BBFC cut the 1973 cinema release.

The submitted running time was noted as 100:40s = 96:38s

Heaven and Earth

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50s 15 cert 134:43s 1993 US film by Oliver Stone

Same cut versions for cinema and video

  1. Le Ly's (Hiep Thi Le) torture scene loses 3s of head jerking from electric shock and the interrogator's knife threat; "Think about what this can do to your body". Also cut is the dialogue; "How will your baby like you with no nipples or maybe I could cut some skin off your ass and make some sandals".
  2. Still suffering Le Ly's feet are coated with honey so as to attract ants. A 9s shot of her bleeding feet has been deleted.
  3. Not letting up, Le Ly has snakes let loose amongst her clothing, 11s of Le Ly begging for mercy has been cut.
  4. Le Ly next gets raped but this has been reduced to virtually nothing by the removal of 19s of nudity and views of the attacker.
Heavenly Creatures

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  • Maiden's Prayer
uncut
alternative
18

MPAA
R Rated

104:19s 1994 UK/Germany/New Zealand crime drama by Peter Jackson.
With Melanie Lynskey and Kate Winslet. IMDb

UK: The New Zealand Version was passed 18 uncut for:

  • 2005 Buena Vista DVD

Netherlands: The New Zealand Version is uncut for:

US: The New Zealand Version is uncut and MPAA R Rated for;

Reviewers seem to appreciate the longer New Zealand version but the director himself is said to prefer the shorter International Version.

uncut
alternative
18

MPAA
R Rated

97:41s UK: The International Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for
  • 2011 Peccadillo Re-mastered R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2011 Peccadillo Re-mastered R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2003 Buena Vista VHS
  • 1999 Cinema Club DVD
  • 1995 Buena Vista VHS
  • 1995 cinema release

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

The International Version was shortened for timing reasons rather than anything contentious. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

Heaven's Gate

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  • Michael Cimino's Heaven's Gate
Heaven's Gate is a 1980 US Western by Michael Cimino.
With Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken and John Hurt. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Exists in a shortened Theatrical Version and a Director's Cut. Both versions were cut by the BBFC for animal cruelty.
uncut
Director's Cut
MPAA
Unrated
217:04s
=208:23s
 

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US: The Director's Cut/Original Cut/Extended Edition is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
59s
15 cert 216:16s
=207:37s

 

UK: The Director's Cut/Original Cut/Extended Edition was passed 15 for strong violence, sexual violence, sexualised nudity and language after 59s of BBFC cuts for:

See case study from bbfc.co.uk

The submission of an uncut version of the film also gave the BBFC the chance to take a fresh look at the scenes of animal cruelty. The BBFC concluded that the majority of the original cuts were still required under the BBFC policy on animal cruelty, including the cock fight and a number of obviously cruel forwards horse trips. However, the BBFC also decided that a couple of trips, in which horses were pulled backwards or sideways, were not clearly unacceptable and could well have been achieved without any cruelty. Accordingly, those two brief cuts were waived.

BBFC cut
1:14s
18 207:14s UK: The Original Cut/Extended Edition was passed 18 after 1:14s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1986 Warner VHS

The BBFC cuts were for animal cruelty were the same as for the cinema release:

  • A cockfighting scene was cut
  • Several cruel horse falls were removed
BBFC cut
1:14s

cut
shortened

X cert 148:11s
=142:15s
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1981 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were for animal cruelty:

  • A cockfighting scene was cut
  • Several cruel horse falls were removed

The Theatrical Version was shortened after a disastrous reception at the US premiere.

Hebbuli Hebbuli is a 2017 action drama by S Krishna and Rudresh M Gowda.
Starring Crazy Star V Ravichandran, Abhinaya Chakravarthy Kechchedeya Kichcha Sudeepa and Amala Paul. BBFC link
BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release.
BBFC cut
category cuts
1:16s
12A 140:04s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, threat after 1:16s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2017 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Distributor chose to remove sequences of strong violence and bloody detail in order to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available.
Hell Baby

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Hell Baby is a 2013 USA comedy horror by Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon.
With Rob Corddry, Leslie Bibb and Alex Berg. YouTube icon IMDb

Available in an R rated and an Unrated version

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
  US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  MPAA
R rated
  US:  There is also an R rated version, probably for the likes of censorial shops like Blockbuster
Hell Bent For Leather

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Hell Leather Great Western Collection

Hell Bent for Leather is a 1960 USA western by George Sherman.
Starring Audie Murphy, Felicia Farr and Stephen McNally. BBFC link IMDb

BBFC category cuts for a U rated 1960 cinema release. uncut for PG rated 2014 DVD. Summary Notes

When Clay Santell stops in the town of Sutterville after having his horse stolen, he is mistaken by townspeople for a murderer named Travers. The townspeople capture Santell, and turn him over to lawman Harry Deckett. Deckett, who is tired of chasing the real Travers, decides to kill Santell and pass him off as Travers. Santell escapes from Deckett, taking lovely Janet Gifford hostage in the process. Janet comes to believe Santell's story, and helps him in his struggle to prove his real identity.

BBFC uncut
uncut
PG 78:34s UK: Passed PG uncut for moderate violence for:

UK Censorship History

BBFC category cuts for a U rated 1960 cinema release
BBFC cut
category
cuts
old cert U   UK: Passed U after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1960 cinema release
Hell Driver

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  • Nihon bundan: Heru doraibâ
  • Yoshihiro Nishimura's Helldriver
  • Hell Driver
uncut
uncut
No Cert

MPAA
Unrated

116:56s Helldriver is a 2010 Japan SciFi horror by Yoshihiro Nishimura.
With Yumiko Hara, Eihi Shiina and Kazuki Namioka. IMDb

UK: The Director's Cut/Original Version was released without an entry in the BBFC database for:

  • 2011 Bounty [Director's Cut + International] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2011 Bounty [Director's Cut + International] R1 DVD at UK Amazon

US: The Director's Cut/Original Version is MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC uncut 18 105:47s UK: The International Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2011 Bounty [Director's Cut + International] RB Blu-ray
  • 2011 Bounty [Director's Cut + International] R1 DVD

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com . The film was shortened and made pacier for the international market.

Hell Island

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  • Slaughterhouse Rock
1:14s 18 79:58s 1988 US horror film by Dimitri Logothetis
Hell Night

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Hell Night DVD

uncut
uncut
18 101:41s 1981 US horror by Tom DeSimone

The BBFC cuts were waived for the 2002 Odyssey and 2003 Prism DVDs rated 18

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

See review from IMDb : Suspense instead of nudity & gore

Group of coeds for pledge night have to spend the night in a manor that local legend says a father went insane and murdered all of his family. The lone survivor, his deformed son, is rumoured to be haunting the premises living in the underground tunnels and killing off unwelcome visitors. Guess what, the legend is true as the coeds start to disappear one by one.

Spooky teen slasher builds up a good amount of atmosphere and delivers suspense instead of the usual nudity and gore. It also takes the time to build up characterizations for some of its characters. Linda Blair (a highly underrated actress) turns in a very appealing, strong & sexy performance and is supported by a better then usual cast, including Peter Barton. The finale is especially exciting.

1s 18 101:47s The BBFC cut the 1986 Apex video and 1992 MIA video by 1s for an 18 rating

From cuts details on IMDb :

  • Video versions suffered a brief one second edit to shorten a scene of a body being punctured by spikes from a fence.
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uncut
Pre-cert   The pre-cert video was uncut
BBFC uncut X cert 101:33s The BBFC passed the 1981 cinema release X uncut
Hell of the Living Dead Hell of the Living Dead is a 1980 Italy/Spain horror by Bruno Mattei

See Zombie Creeping Flesh

Hell Prison

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  • Women in Cell Block 7
  • Diario segreto da un carcere femminile
  • Love in a Women's Prison
  • Love and Death in a Women's Prison
  • Hell Prison
  • Diario Erotico da un carcere femminile

Hell Prison DVD

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uncut
18 99:39s 1973 Italy/US prison drama by Rino Di Silvestro

No cuts noted to the 2005 DVD from Blackhorse

The uncut region 2 DVD is available at UK Amazon
The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon for release on 30th June 2009

See review from IMDb : Most ridiculous prison riot ever

It is a mid-70's Italian film, so about half of it is a crime thriller with the usual car chases and violent Mafia intrigue involving a missing load of heroin. The WIP subplot comes in when the daughter of kidnapped Mafia boss goes undercover in a woman's prison to protect and get information from the "new fish" (Jenny Tamburi). However, this surprisingly complex plot still leads to the usual shower scenes, catfights, lesbian groping, and everything else audiences have come to expect from these type of films.

This movie has touches of realism, featuring for instance a lot of secondary characters who look like they could be actual female prisoners (director Rino DeSilvestre would later pioneer a kind of "neo-realist sleaze" with his follow-up film about prostitution "Red Light Girls"). But, of course, it also features the familiar torsos of Gabriella Giorgelli and future porn star Paola Senatore. Certainly no one will complain about a lack of nudity in this movie, from the opening scene where the lovely Tamburi is graphically "probed" by a lesbian prison guard to probably the most ridiculous prison riot ever where the guards turn fire hoses on barely rioting prisoners (which turn out to just be regular hoses for some reason) and the prisoners respond by stripping off and taking yet another impromptu shower (these have to be the cleanest prisoners in the history of the penal system).

But as much as I enjoy seeing Tamburi,Strindberg, et. al. butt-naked, there is a total lack of character development in this movie and the acting is very sub-par, which is unfortunate because Tamburi and Strindberg at least are capable of much better. And aside from his alleged realism, DeSilvestri doesn't demonstrate any real style in any of his films I've seen. I'd maybe recommend this, but it really depends on what your looking for.

cut X cert   The BBFC cut the 1974 cinema release titled Love in a Women's Prison
Hell Prison

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  • Femmine infernali
  • El infierno de las mujeres
  • Escape from Hell
  • Hellfire on Ice, Part 2: Escape from Hell
  • L'inferno delle donee

Women in Prison Triple Feature DVD

Hell prison is a 1980 Spain/Italy prison drama by Edoardo Mulargia.
With Anthony Steffen, Ajita Wilson and Cristina Lay. BBFC link IMDb
Banned by the BBFC from 1980 cinema release. Later seized by the police during the video nasties panic. Cut for 1988 VHS. Uncut in the US

Summary Review: Eurotrash

All the girls look sweaty, stinky & dirty as they work, fight and make out with each other. That's about it for plot until they do escape and most of them get killed. Europeans love those downbeat endings.

It's always nice to see Peter Lorre lookalike Luciano Pigozzi in another piece of low-rent Eurotrash like this.  It's OK.

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uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~93:00s
=~89:00s
 
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

This film was later substantially re-cut for the US market with additional footage featuring Linda Blair.  See Savage Island

BBFC cut
3:46s
18 88:34s
=85:01s
UK: Passed 18 after 3:46s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1988 Sheptonhurst VHS titled Hell Prison
banned
banned
Section 3 seizure

rejected

88:33s  UK: Released on pre-cert VHS for:
  • 1982 KM VHS
The video was seized subject to an Obscene Publications Act Section 3 Seizure Order. This is a legal gambit whereby victims admitted that the videos were 'obscene', and therefore subject to seizure, in return for that being the end of the matter and so avoiding an obscenity trial with the possibility of jail time.

UK: Banned by the BBFC for:

  • 1980 cinema release titled Escape from Hell
Hell Town

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  • Born to the West
9s U cert 55:26s 1937 US western by Charles Barton

The BBFC cut the 2003 Delta DVD: Cuts required to animal cruelty -illegal horse falls. q

No mention of cuts to subsequent DVDs

  U cert 55:24s No cuts noted to the 1993 Sheptonhurst and 1996 Screen Multimedia videos.
cut old cert U   The BBFC cut the 1951 cinema release
Hell up in Harlem

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Hell Harlem Sub Region NTSC

BBFC uncut 18 90:30s 1973 US crime drama by Larry Cohen.
With Fred Williamson, Julius Harris and Gloria Hendry. IMDb

Passed 18 without cuts for:

  • 1998 Cinram VHS
  • 1985 RCA/Columbia VHS

The running times (assuming a PAL transfer) suggest that these releases are uncut.

The US release is uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

2:27s X cert 90:16s
=86:39s
The BBFC cut the 1976 cinema release
Hellbound: Hellraiser II

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  • Hellbound: Hellraiser 2

Hellbound Hellraiser DVD Kenneth Cranham

Hellbound: Hellraiser II is a 1987 UK horror by Clive Barker.
With Doug Bradley, Ashley Laurence and Imogen Boorman. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
The heavily cut R rated version was passed without further cuts for cinema but was cut on VHS and 1999 DVD. The BBFC cuts were waived for the Unrated Version on DVD and Bu-ray
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Hellraiser

Summary Notes

Kirsty is brought to an institution after the death of her family, where the occult-obsessive head resurrects Julia and unleashes the Cenobites once again.

uncut
Unrated Version
18

MPAA
Unrated

99:00s
=95:02s
UK: The Unrated Version/Extended Version was passed 18 uncut after BBFC cuts waived for:
  • 2016 Arrow Video Hellraiser Trilogy RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2015 Arrow Video Scarlet Box RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2009 Lions Gate R2 DVD unreleased
  • 2004 Anchor Bay R2 Collector's Edition DVD via UK Amazon

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

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Unrated Version
Variant
MPAA
Unrated
  US: There is variant unrated version available.
The main difference is an extra scene in hell where Kirsty finds herself in a normal-looking room she associates with her childhood; a framed photograph of her parents is displayed on a bureau. She admires the photo and looks yearningly at her mother. After taking a short look around the room, she finds that Julia has replaced her mother in the photo. Suddenly, it begins to ripple and a bevy of cockroaches burst forth from the frame. Roaches crawl forth from behind the bureau, toppling it, and she screams.
BBFC cut
1:07s

mpaa cut
5:40s

18

 

89:31s

 

UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 after a further 1:07s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1999 VCI DVD
  • 1999 VCI VHS

The extra minute over the previous version were said to consist of sound edits

BBFC cut
7s

mpaa cut
5:40s

18 89:31s UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 after a further 7s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1990 RCA/Columbia VHS

The video version loses

  • Shortened scene of razor self-mutilation by a man on a mattress
  • 4s of Julia embracing the self mutilated man in Channard's hospital visit.
  • cuts to 2 close-ups of a bare-breasted and tied up woman

Sky showed the completely uncut version of Hellbound, May 2003, on Sky 1. It had the razor scenes in it and all other cuts were restored.  Same as the US unrated version. Either they didn't know what they were screening or they have more balls than Channel 4 which showed a totally butchered version last year.

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
5:40s

18

MPAA R

93:14s
=89:30s
UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1989 cinema release

The US R rated version for cinema was cut as follows:

  • The opening replay of Frank's (Sean Chapman's) final moments from Hellraiser (11s worth) has been replaced by a close-up of Pinhead saying We'll tear your soul apart .
  • The creation of Pinhead loses 7 shots totalling 6s. ie 2 shots of hooks digging into the flesh, 4 shots of a razor slitting his scalp and a shot of the final nail being driven deep into his skull.
  • 55s has been deleted from Julia's (Claire Higgins') resurrection; 35s of razor slits, 16s of the victim crawling across the floor and 4s of Julia feeding from the victim's neck.
  • The transformation of Channard (Kenneth Cranham) into a cenobite suffers; a 2s loss of an injection of needles, 3s of cheese wire digging into his skin and 4s of a thing forcing its way into his mouth.
  • Kirsty's (Ashley Laurence's) encounter with Frank 2 cuts totalling 6s of Frank peeling the skin off his face and a 1s close-up of Julia's hand entering his back to rip his heart out.
  • Channard's hospital visit has a 1s cut showing a knife jamming itself into a patients forehead
  • Channard's battle with the Cenobites loses 3s of a female cenobite's spear wound in the throat and 8s of Pinhead having his throat cut.
  • The climatic scene of Channard's death has 2 cuts totalling 3s, ie a shot of his head being torn in half and his body spurting blood.
Hellboy

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  • Super Sapiens
  • Ellespuika
Hellboy is a 2004 USA action Sci-Fi horror by Guillermo del Toro.
Starring Ron Perlman, Doug Jones and Selma Blair. BBFC link IMDb
Exists as a Theatrical Version and a Director's Cut

Summary Notes

In the final days of World War II, the Nazis attempt to use black magic to aid their dying cause. The Allies raid the camp where the ceremony is taking place, but not before a demon - Hellboy - has already been conjured. Joining the Allied forces, Hellboy eventually grows to adulthood, serving the cause of good rather than evil.

BBFC uncut
uncut
12

MPAA
Unrated

126:59s

UK:  The Director's Cut was passed 12 uncut for moderate fantasy violence and horror for: US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

The additional material in the Director's Cut is uncontentious

BBFC uncut
uncut
12

12A

MPAA PG-13

116:54s

UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 12/12A uncut for moderate fantasy violence and horror for:
  • 2004 Columbia/Tri-Star Home video
  • 2004 cinema release
cut
re-titled
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Malaysia
116:54s

Malaysia: The word 'Hell' was cut from the title by the local censors of the LBF. The censorship board had stated that it did not want youngsters to hero-worship someone with a devil-sounding name. The film was consequently re-titled to Super Sapiens.
Hello, My Name is Doris

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  • Hello, My Name Is Doris
Hello, My Name is Doris is a 2015 USA drama by Michael Showalter.
Starring Sally Field, Max Greenfield and Beth Behrs. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Exists as a Domestic Version and an International Version both with the same running time

Summary Notes

A self-help seminar inspires a sixty-something woman to romantically pursue her younger co-worker.

BBFC uncut
International Version
15 86:26s

UK: The International Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language for:
  • 2017 Sony DADC video
BBFC uncut
Domestic Version
15 86:26s

UK: A commentary for the Domestic Version Passed 15 uncut for:
  • 2016 Sony DADC video
Helloween: Hellish Videos

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Helloween: Hellish Videos DVD

9s 12 cert 78:32s
 
2005 German music video

Cut in 2006 with the following BBFC comment: Company chose to remove an explicit sexual image (still photo of a woman with semen dripping from her chin and man's penis against her mouth) in order to achieve a 12 classification. An R18 without cuts was available

The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon

Hellraiser

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  • Clive Barker's Hellraiser

Hellraiser 1 3 Boxset Andrew Robinson

Hellraiser is a 1987 UK horror by Clive Barker
With Andrew Robinson & Clare Higgins. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Originally cut to obtain an R rating but the resultant version became the definitive. Cut by the BBFC for video from 1988 to 1999. The UK original cinema version was uncut but the BBFC cut VHS releases until 1999. DVDs are uncut.
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Hellraiser 1&2
 

Hellraiser

Summary Review: Dark Masterpiece

Hellraiser is a dark masterpiece from the twisted world of Clive Barker. Based upon his novel The Hellbound Heart , Barker takes us on a trip where people desperate for kicks search out for the ultimate thrill. A sleaze ball named Frank buys a gaudy looking Rubik's cube that he bought at a bizarre bazaar. Frank gets more than he bargained for when he some how manages to open it up.

A great horror flick that'll send legit chills up your spine. This film not only marks Clive Barker's feature length debut but it introduces the world (and pop culture) to Pinhead! If you don't know by now Pinhead is the coldest and coolest fiend to ever come across the screen in years. He only has an an extended cameo in this one but he'll be back in the latter films. A highly recommended horror classic.
uncut
Director approved

mpaa cut
30s

18

MPAA R

89:18s UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong, bloody violence after previous BBFC cuts were waived for:
  • 2016 Arrow Video Hellraiser Trilogy RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2015 Arrow Video Scarlet Box RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2010 Boulevard Hellraiser 1-3 Boxset R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2009 Starz R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2004 Anchor Bay R2 DVD
  • 2001 VCI/Cinema Club widescreen R2 DVD
  • 1999 VCI widescreen R2 DVD
  • 1999 VCI widescreen VHS
  • 1987 cinema release

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

  • 2016 Arrow Hellraiser Scarlet Box Trilogy RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2012 Image [Hellraiser + Hellbound] R1 DVD at US Amazon
  • 2011 Image RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2009 Anchor Bay R0 Blu-ray
  • 2000 Starz/Anchor Bay R1 DVD

This version was originally cut by 30s to secure an MPAA R rating but it seems that Barker was generally happy with the result after these cuts, and the current version is his preferred cut. (Possibly after a test screening suggested that the audience proved hostile to the Cenobite carnage during the assault on Kirsty's room). The cuts were:

  • S&M spanking between Julia and Frank, a suggestion of anal sex, and a reduction to the of thrusts during the sex scene
  • One of Julia's victims expecting sex was originally naked but was clothed after censors' intervention
  • Consecutive hammer blows were reduced from 4 to 3 as Julia murders her 1st victim. The sight of the impact of a hammer blow was deleted.
  • Shots of Kirsty's fingers entering Frank's stomach were deleted.
  • Frank being ripped apart with hooks was reduced and a shot of him licking his lips was deleted
BBFC cut
4s
18 89:24s UK: Passed 18 after 4s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1999 VCI P&S R2 DVD
  • 1999 VCI P&S VHS
  • 1991 VCI VHS
  • 1988 New World VHS

During a scene with Julia (Claire Higgins) attacking her first victim with a hammer, the BBFC asked for several cuts:

  • After second blow with hammer, cut away as stunned man turns into shot before extreme bloodiness of head and face are revealed;
  • After woman walks forward with hammer, remove sight of man's pleading, blood-streaked face before she enters shot to mask him, and cut away as his bloody face is revealed right as her arm rises past it, resuming on frontal shot of her swinging hammer;
  • After he falls into close-up on floor, reduce sight of his blood-streaked face and shot of her panting in satisfaction, resuming just before she drops hammer.
Hellraiser II Hellbound: Hellraiser II is a 1987 UK horror by Clive Barker

See Hellbound: Hellraiser II

Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth

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  • Hellraiser 3

Hellraiser 3 Hell Earth DVD

Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth is a 1992 USA / Canada horror by Anthony Hickox.
Starring Terry Farrell, Doug Bradley and Kevin Bernhardt. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Cut for a US R rating and passed without further BBFC cuts for 1992 cinema release and VHS. The Directors Cut was passed 18 uncut for 18 rated VHS and DVD.

Summary Notes

Pinhead is stuck in a block after the Big Confrontation in "Hellbound," The block containing Pinhead and the puzzle cube is bought by a young playboy as sculpture. Pinhead busies himself escaping by getting the playboy to lure victims to his presence so he can use their blood. Once free, he seeks to destroy the puzzle cube so he need never return to Hell, but a female reporter is investigating the grisly murders and stands in his way.

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uncut
alternative
18

MPAA
Unrated

92:28s UK: The Unrated Version/Director's Cut was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2016 Arrow Hellraiser Scarlet Box Trilogy RA Blu-ray at US Amazon

The Unrated Version/Director's Cut contains extra material. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com :

  • Joey talking to a security guard
  • A dancer gets topless in a party scene while Joey talks to the DJ
  • A camera pan through the boiler room
  • Joey in a restaurant scene where she sees an image of Monroe appear in her coffee
  • More dead soldiers are shown in the World War 1 trenches
  • A conversation in a bazaar
  • Shots in the boiler room of a foot hanging from a hook and a corpse
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uncut
alternative
  Germany flag
Germany
  Germany: There is also a longer German Red Edition. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com . This contains 17s more than the  Unrated Version/Director's Cut.
BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
cut

18

MPAA R

89:14s UK: The US R Rated Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1998 VCI Laserdisc
  • 1994 High Fliers VHS
  • 1992 cinema release
Hells Angels on Wheels

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Hells Angels Wheels Region NTSC

Hells Angels on Wheels is a 1967 USA crime thriller by Richard Rush.
Starring Adam Roarke, Jack Nicholson and Sabrina Scharf. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Banned by the BBFC for 1967 cinema release. Unbanned after cuts for 1977 X rated cinema release. Massively cut for 18 rated 1988 VHS, and slightly less cut for 2005 15 rated DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes: Classic

At first gas station attendant Poet is happy when the rockers gang "Hell's Angels" finally accepts him. But he's shocked when he learns how brutal they are - not even murder is a taboo to them. He gets himself in trouble when the leader's girlfriend falls in love with him - and he welcomes her approaches.

Anyone with a more than curious interest in the Hells Angels will enjoy this piece of nostalgia. This is one of the few films to be openly supported by the Hells Angels themselves.

While the story line may seem somewhat dated by modern standards, it does encompass what I feel to be some of the most classic aspects of the Angels lifestyle of the time. A real treat for the biker movie buff.

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uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~95:00s
=~91:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut

15 cert 95:25s
=91:36s
UK: A pre-cut version was passed 15 without further BBFC cuts and some cuts waived for:
  • 2005 Cinema Club R2 DVD

From IMDb:

  • The 2006 Cinema Club DVD restores the kidney punches
  • pre-edited by the distributors to remove the alternative opening rape/violence scene.
BBFC cut
10:59s
18 79:51s UK: Passed 18 after 10:59s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1988 MIA VHS

From cuts details on IMDb :

  • The 1988 video version featured a new opening montage of rape and violence scenes which were not in the original cinema print, and these scenes (totalling 11 minutes) were completely removed by the BBFC
  • also removed shots of kidney punches during the hotel fight.
BBFC cut
2:14s
X cert 93:07s
=89:24s
UK: Passed X (18) after 2:14s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1977 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were

  • heavy edits to fight scenes
banned
banned
rejected   UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1967 cinema release
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

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Henry Portrait Serial Killer Special  

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer is a 1986 USA crime horror biography by John McNaughton.
With Michael Rooker, Tracy Arnold and Tom Towles. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Heavily cut by the BBFC in varying ways until 2003 when the Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
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Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

Summary Review : Fascinating character study

Henry likes to kill people, in different ways each time. Henry shares an apartment with Otis. When Otis' sister comes to stay, we see both sides of Henry; the "guy-next-door" and the serial killer. Low budget movie, with some graphic murder scenes.

Henry: Portrait of a serial killer is one of the most disturbing films you are ever likely to see. Not because of any extreme violence or gore, but because of it's very real premise and it having the objectivity of a documentary. This was one of the first movies of it's time to show serial killers how they really are. They aren't wise cracking geniuses such as Hannibal Lector and the like, they are very cold, detached individuals who seem indifferent to what they are doing. Henry could be anyone in the street, he could be standing next to you and you wouldn't know what he is, this film is set very much in the real world.

The movies "hero" is Henry, played brilliantly by Michael Rooker, an exterminator/handyman who drifts from town to town indulging in his uncontrollable need to murder, and he does so, almost as if he isn't aware of what he is doing is wrong. We see Henry change from polite, if slightly stupid, exterminator to his murderous alter-ego.

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uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

79:15s UK: Passed 18 uncut with previous cuts waived for:
  • 2011 Studiocanal Special Edition RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon
  • 2003 Optimum R2 DVD
  • 2003 cinema release
UK: Shown uncut with local authority permission but no BBFC certificate for:
  • 1989 cinema release at London's NFT and Scala cinemas

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

cut
total
48s

BBFC cut
27s

cut
pre-cut
21s

18 78:27s UK: Passed 18 in a version pre-cut by 21s and then further cut by the BBFC by 27s so totalling 48s for:
  • 2001 Universal R2 DVD

From BBFC Case Study from bbfc.co.uk

For the 2001 DVD release, the minor cut to the murder of the TV salesman has been waived. In addition, many of the cuts previously made to the camcorder sequence have been removed, including the re-editing of this scene. Whereas the scene was cut by 24 seconds on film and by a total of 1 minute 11 seconds (plus reordering) on video, it has now been cut by only 10 seconds in all to remove the sexualised image of the woman victim's breasts being mauled. The opening sequence showing the female corpse on the toilet, has, however, once again been deleted as per the previous UK film and video releases.

However, the story is not quite that simple. The BBFC only insisted on 27 seconds of cuts (comprising 10 seconds from the camcorder sequence and 17 seconds from the 'corpse on toilet' scene), but an additional 21 seconds of cuts were in fact made by the distributor. The reason for this lies in the corpse on toilet shot. As stated above, this entire scene was cut from the previous film and video releases. On this occasion, however, the Board agreed that the beginning of the scene could be left in, showing the camera panning across the room to reveal the corpse on the toilet. The scene could then be cut after the corpse is revealed to remove only the zoom into and pan down the woman's blood stained body. However, the distributor chose to remove the entire sequence as per the previous film and video releases, rather than merely edit out the last part of the scene. That is unfortunate in one sense but it is, of course, their choice. In fact, they have probably decided to do it this way because the cut looks too obvious if made in the way we directed, whereas by removing the whole sequence what could have looked rather clumsy actually runs smoothly.

cut
total
1:53s

BBFC cut
1:15s

cut
pre-cut
38s

18 77:26s UK: The 1:02s cut cinema version was passed 18 a further 51s of BBFC cuts now totalling 1:53s for:
  • 1993 Electric Video VHS

The much delayed video release suffered additional BBFC cuts as follows:

  • A minor cut of 4 seconds was required for video to the killing of the TV warehouse man. A cut was made after the flex was wrapped round his throat to reduce the number of stabbings with the soldering iron, and resuming on shots of Henry's face.
  • More significantly, however, additional alterations were required to the camcorder sequence, which had already been cut by 24 seconds for cinema release. Not only were further cuts totalling 47 seconds made to remove violent details of the scene, particularly the on-screen killings of the mother and son, but the sequence of the scene was also notoriously reordered at James Ferman's insistence. James Ferman insisted that part of the concluding reaction shot of Henry and Otis on the sofa should be inserted earlier in the 'camcorder' scene. This was intended to interrupt any 'masturbatory potential'.
cut
total
1:02s

BBFC cut
24s

cut
pre-cut
38s

18 81:31s
=78:15s
UK: A 38s pre-cut version was passed 18 after a further 24s of BBFC cuts totalling 1:02s for:
  • 1991 cinema release

The total cuts were:

  • one sequence near the beginning, totalling 38 seconds, had been voluntarily removed by the film's distributor. This showed the corpse of one of Henry's victims seated on a lavatory with her breast exposed and a broken bottle protruding from her blood streaked face and neck.
  • The BBFC required  24 seconds of further cuts. These additional cuts were made to the 'camcorder' sequence. Cuts were made to remove the movement of the killer's hand to the female victim's pubic area and to reduce to a minimum the mauling of her breasts before and after she is killed.
Her Private Hell

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uncut
uncut
  ~84:00s Her Private Hell is a 1968 UK drama by Norman J Warren.
With Lucia Modugno, Terence Skelton and Pearl Catlin. IMDb

US: Uncut for the US cinema release

BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut
~3:00s

15 cert 80:21s UK: The cut UK Cinema version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2012 BFI DVD/Blu-ray

The release includes 3 minutes of uncensored US alternative footage as extras. This is material cut (or pre-cut) from the UK version

BBFC
~3:00s
X cert submitted
82:34s
UK: Passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1968 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were for nudity

Hercules

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  Hercules Blu ray DVD Digital HD

Hercules is a 2014 USA action adventure by Brett Ratner.
Starring Dwayne Johnson, John Hurt and Ian McShane. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
The Theatrical Version suffered BBFC advised category cuts for a 2014 12A rated cinema release. The BBFC cuts were adopted for worldwide release. There is also an Unrated Extended Version.

Summary Notes

Fourteen hundred years BCE, a tormented soul walked the earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus, for this he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labours and the loss of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting and presence of death. These men and women never question where they go to fight or why or whom, just how much they will be paid. Now the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. It is time for this bunch of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen when they must train an army to become as ruthless and blood thirsty as their reputation has become.

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uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~102:00s US: The Extended Cut is MPAA Unrated for: Note that  Extended Cut will be on Blu-ray only and the DVD looks likely to contain the Theatrical Version

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com : The Extended Version adds lots of blood to the fight/battle scenes and makes for a more violent movie that would never have made a PG-13 rating. In addition the Extended Version adds 3:31s of plot which does not make a lot of difference but helps to explain the conflicts with General Sitacles.

BBFC cut
advised category cuts
12A

12 cert

MPAA PG-13

98:00s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, bloody images, moderate sex references, strong language after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:
  • 2014 Paramount [2D + 3D] Blu-ray
  • 2014 Paramount DVD
  • 2014 cinema release
The BBFC commented:

This film was originally seen for advice in an incomplete form. The company was informed that it was likely to be classified 15, but that their preferred 12A could be achieved by reducing some bloody detail in three scenes. When the finished version was submitted for formal classification, those moments had been addressed.

The BBFC further commented in the 2014 Annual Report:

The company chose to remove bloody detail, such as the focus on a bloody chest wound and a slit throat.

US:  The BBFC advised cuts were adopted for the Theatrical Version which was rated MPAA PG-13 for epic battle sequences, violence, suggestive comments, brief strong language and partial nudity.

Hercules Attacks

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  • Conquest of Mycene
  • Hercules vs. The Moloch
  • Ercole contro Moloch

Adventures Hercules DVD Region NTSC

Hercules Attacks is a 1963 Italy / France adventure drama by Giorgio Ferroni.
Starring Gordon Scott, Alessandra Panaro and Rosalba Neri. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an A rated cinema release in 1965
uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~99:00s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
category
cuts
A Cert   UK: Passed A (PG) after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1965 cinema release
Hercules Conquers Atlantis

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  • Hercules and the Captive Women
  • Ercole alla conquista di Atlantide
Hercules Conquers Atlantis is a 1961 Italy / France action fantasy adventure by Vittorio Cottafavi.
Starring Reg Park, Fay Spain and Ettore Manni. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

BBFC category cuts for a U rated 1962 cinema release. Uncut on 1986 VHS. Shortened in the US.

Summary Notes

Strong yet sleepy Hercules discovers that the Queen of Atlantis is plotting to take over the world with superhuman warriors.

The ever intrepid world-trotting hunk of a man Herc (Hercules to those who are not his friends) saves a beautiful maiden from the hands of an evil creature. She takes him to her home, Atlantis. Herc kicks some butt and saves her from her mother who wants to kill her and from some scary looking blond guys but unfortunately the rest of the inhabitants are destroyed. Do not worry because Herc escapes along with his son, the maiden and an annoying midget.

uncut
uncut
PG cert 100:17s UK: Passed PG uncut for:
  • 1986 Heron VHS
BBFC cut
category
cuts
old cert U   UK: Passed U after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1962 cinema release
cut
shortened
MPAA
Unrated
~94:00s
90:00s
US: Confusingly shortened for US release
Hercules: Hercules in the Underworld

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10s 12 cert 86:53s 1994 US action TV by Bill L Norton

One cut was waived when resubmitted in 2003. The BBFC still cut 0s with the following statement: Distributor required to cut sight and sound of a wrist break, head butt and double ear clap for 12

13s 12 cert 86:49s The CIC Video release of 1996 was cut by 13s
Hercules, Samson, and Ulysses

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  • Ercole sfida Sansone

Hercules Samson Ulysses Region NTSC

Hercules, Samson & Ulysses is a 1963 Italy fantasy adventure by Pietro Francisci.
Starring Kirk Morris, Iloosh Khoshabe and Liana Orfei. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were made to the 1964 U rated cinema release. The film has not been released in the UK since. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

Three strongmen hunt down a murderous sea monster.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~86:00s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
category
cuts
old cert U submitted
85:47s
UK: Passed U after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1964 cinema release
Here We Go Around the Mulberry Bush

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Here Round Mulberry Bush DVD

Here We Go Around the Mulberry Bush is a 1968 comedy drama by Clive Donner.
With Barry Evans, Judy Geeson and Angela Scoular. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1967 X rated cinema release. Uncut and 15 rated on home video.

Promotional Material

Based on the novel of the same name by Hunter Davies, this glossy coming-of-age comedy, directed by Clive Donner ( The Caretaker ), follows the exploits of sex-obsessed Jamie (Barry Evans Adventures of a Taxi Driver, Mind Your Language ) as he attempts to join the Swinging Sixties and lose his virginity by seducing the local girls.

uncut
uncut
15 cert 96:33s UK: Passed 15 uncut for moderate sex and sexualised nudity for:
BBFC cut
cut
~2:01s
15 cert

X cert

94:32s

submitted
96:07s

UK: The cut Cinema Version was passed 15 uncut for moderate sexualised nudity without further cuts for:
  • 2010 BFI [Uncut + Cut Cinema Versions] RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon
UK: Passed X after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1967 cinema release

From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were:

  • edits to dialogue and sexual references, eg to a condom
  • Removal of Mary's topless footage during the bathing scene

The cut cinema print was often shown on BBC1 and the uncut version was shown by Channel 4.

Hero

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  • Ma Wing Jing
BBFC uncut 12 cert 95:12s 2002 Hong Kong/China action film by Yimou Zang.
With Jet Li, Tony Leung Chiu Wai and Maggie Cheung . IMDb

The Theatrical Version was passed 12 uncut for:

  • 2009 Buena Vista Special Edition R2 DVD
  • 2009 Buena Vista Blu-ray
  • 2005 Buena Vista R2 DVD
  • 2004 cinema release

There is also a Director's Cut with 10 minutes of extra footage mostly cut for timing reasons

Hero

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  • Ying xiong
  • Jet Li's Hero
BBFC uncut 18 93:34s 1997 Hong Kong action drama by Corey Yuen.
With Takeshi Kaneshiro, Biao Yuen and Jessica Hester Hsuan. IMDb

The International Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2010 Cornerstone R2 DVD
  • 2000 Metrodome/Digital Distribution R2 DVD

There is longer Taiwan Extended Version with a more explicit decapitation scene. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

Hero of Shaolin

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  • Ninja vs. Shaolin Guards
  • Ninja vs. Shaolin Guard
  • Wu seng

     

Hero of Shaolin (aka Ninja vs. Shaolin Guards) is a 1984 Taiwan action film by Mai Chen Jsai.
Starring Fei Chan, Shun Chien and Yuen-cheh Chin. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1987 VHS. Uncut for 15 rated 2014 DVD.

Promotional Material

A troupe of monks from the Shaolin Temple embark on a mission to get the Golden Sutra to Tibet after the Shaolin Abbot is killed by their traitorous teacher. They are joined on their quest by a beautiful, female warrior - with aims to avenge her father's death.
BBFC uncut
uncut
15 86:56s UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, brief sexual threat for:
  • 2014 Terracotta Distribution R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 10th November 2014
BBFC cut
10s
18 86:20s UK: Passed 18 uncut after 10s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 Ocean Shore VHS
Heroes Two

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  • Temple of the Dragon
  • Fang Shiyu yu Hong Xiguan
BBFC uncut 15 Certificate 88:33s

 

1974 Hong Kong action film by Cheh Chang.
With Kuan Tai Chen, Sheng Fu and Kwok Kuen Chan. IMDb

A shortened version was passed 15 with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

  • 2005 Momentum R2 DVD

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com . Shortened by 2:37s compared with the German MiB DVD. The cuts are uncontentious

2:43s 18 96:48s
=92:56s
Passed 18 after 2:43s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 Warner VHS
cut X cert   Passed X after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1974 cinema release titled Temple of the Dragon

The submitted running time was noted as 94:19s = 90:33s PAL

The Heroic Trio

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  • Dung fong saam hap
  • Dong fang san xia
  • Eastern Three Heroes

Heroic Trio DVD Import NTSC

See trailer from youtube.com

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
R Rated

83:45s The Heroic Trio is a 1993 Hong Kong action film by Johnny To
With Michelle Yeoh, Anita Mui and Maggie Cheung. IMDb

UK: Passed 18 with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

  • 2006 Medusa Video which wasn't released

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

cut
pre-cut
~2:00s
MPAA
R Rated
~86:00s
~82:00s
US DVDs from Buena Vista and Miramax are said to be cut by about 2 minutes
BBFC
4s
18 83:26s UK: Passed 18 after 4s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1995 MIHK VHS

Thanks to Bleach:

  • At 69.5 mins - During explosion, remove two close-ups of children urinating through loincloths.
Hidden Rage

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  • Perfect Victims
  rejected 98:57s 1988 US thriller by Shuki Levy.
With Deborah Shelton, Lyman Ward and Tom Dugan. IMDb

The BBFC banned the 1988 Braveworld VHS

Hide and Go Shriek

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  • Close Your Eyes and Pray

Hide And Go Shriek DVD

Hide and Go Shriek is a 1988 USA horror thriller by Skip Schoolnik.
Starring Bunky Jones, Brittain Frye and Annette Sinclair. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1988 VHS. Uncut and 18 rated for 2004 DVD but it is not clear whether an R rated or slightly longer Unrated version was submitted.

Summary Notes

A group of teens decide to spend a night at a furniture store the father of one of them owns. A homeless ex-con security guard is staying the night too. During the night, someone with a taste for cross-dressing breaks in and begins to pick off the teens during a game of hide and seek.

BBFC uncut
uncut
18 86:37s

UK: Passed 18 uncut for sexualised horror and strong language for with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
  • 2007 Scanbox Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon titled Hide and Go Shriek
  • 2004 Bellevue Entertainment video titled Hide and Go Shriek

US: A re-mastered version is uncut and MPAA R rated for:

Available in both R-rated and Unrated versions. The unrated version has 2 more seconds of a close up of a ripped off head. It is not clear which versions were  released in the UK and US.

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
50s
18 85:43s

submitted
86:33s
UK: Passed 18 after 50s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1988 Trans Global Pictures VHS titled Close Your Eyes and Pray
Hide and Seek

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  15 Certificate 96:57s 2005 US horror by John Polson

No BBFC cuts to the 15 rated 2005 cinema release and 2005 20th Century Fox DVD

This is the International Version with 1 of 4 alternative uncontentious endings

  15 Certificate 96:39s No BBFC cuts to the 15 rated 2005 cinema release and 2005 20th Century Fox DVD#

This is the Domestic Version with 1 of 4 alternative uncontentious endings

Hide and Seek

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Hide and Seek is a 1964 UK action crime thriller by Cy Endfield.
With Ian Carmichael, Curd Jürgens and Janet Munro. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for a U rated cinema release in 1964

Summary Notes

A professor of astronomy helping on a missile development program. An old friend of his is a Russian chess champion. The Russian is working with shady businessman Marek and they plan to kidnap the professor and make it look as though he has defected to the Soviet Union.

BBFC cut
category
cuts
PG 87:04s UK: Presumable the cut cinema version was passed PG without further BBFC cuts for mild violence for:
  • 2014 Network video
UK: Passed U after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1964 cinema release

UK Censorship History

Cut by the BBFC for a U rated cinema release in 1964
High Plains Drifter

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High Plains Drifter Blu ray Region

High Plains Drifter is a 1973 USA western by Clint Eastwood.
With Clint Eastwood, Verna Bloom and Marianna Hill. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1973 cinema release but uncut on home video

Summary Notes

A gunfighting stranger comes to the small settlement of Lago and is hired to bring the townsfolk together in an attempt to hold off three outlaws who are on their way.

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA R

100:10s UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence and sexual violence for:
  • 2014 Universal Blu-ray Collection R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2013 Universal Pictures UK R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2008 Columbia/Tri-Star Home R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2001 Columbia/Tri-Star Home R2 DVD
  • 1993 CIC VHS
  • 1987 CIC VHS
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
cut
X cert   UK: Passed X after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1973 cinema release
High School DxD High School DxD is a Japan action anime comedy

See Banned International: High School DxD

High School High  

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High School DVD Louise Fletcher

High School High is a 1996 USA crime comedy romance by Hart Bochner.
Starring Jon Lovitz, Tia Carrere and Louise Fletcher. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for cinema and VHS, later uncut on DVD. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.

Summary Notes

Richard Clark has just left the well-known Wellington Academy to teach at Marion Barry High School. Now, he will try to inspire the D-average students into making good grades and try to woo a fellow teacher.

uncut
uncut
15 Certificate

MPAA PG-13

81:46s UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 Rated for:

BBFC cut
4s
15 Certificate 81:43s UK: Passed 18 after 4s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1997 Columbia/TriStar VHS
  • 1997 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • Reel 5. At women's self defence conference, remove close-up of woman twirling chainsticks in function room and on podium.

See also pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

Highlander

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Highlander Blu ray Christopher Lambert

Highlander is a 1986 US fantasy by Russell Mulcahy.
With Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery and Clancy Brown. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Exists in various shortened versions but the European Version and Director's Cut are equivalent and uncut.
uncut
European Version
15 Certificate 111:24s UK: The European Version was passed 15 uncut for:
  • 2016 Studiocanal 30th Anniversary Edition RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2016 Studiocanal 30th Anniversary Edition R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2009 Optimum RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2006 Optimum R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2006 Portman DVD
  • 1995 Warner VHS
  • 1986 Warner VHS
  • 1986 cinema release
uncut
Director's Cut
MPAA R 116:28s
=111:48s
US: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:

See version details from dvdcompare.net . This release is more or less the European Version but the audio was upgraded:

  • The special effects sounds have undergone re-recording, including adding the so called buzz the immortals feel when another immortal appears close by.
  • The chants Kill the MacLeod! at the beginning of the film are removed
  • The McLeod, this is the Quickening! that Ramirez says when he and MacLeod jump from the cliff is missing,
  • The I'm alive. I can breathe. Gonna split you in half. that Connor says when he falls from the boat and end up on the sea floor has been replaced by I'm alive. .
cut
shortened
US Theatrical
MPAA R   US: The US Theatrical Version is shortened and R Rated.

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com . This release was shortened by removing uncontentious plot detail.

cut
shortened
French Theatrical
France flag   France: The French Theatrical Version is based on the US Theatrical Version but it adds a World War II flashback scene and removes shots of detective Bedsoe sitting in his car and spilling coffee on himself. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com
Highlander II: The Quickening

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  • Highlander II: Renegade Version

Highlander 2 : Renegade version DVD

uncut
Re-cut Renegade
Version
MPAA
Unrated
109:37s
=105:14s
Highlander II: The Quickening is a 1991 France/UK/Argentina action film by Russell Mulcahy.
With Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery and Virginia Madsen. YouTube icon IMDb

France:  The Re-cut Renegade Version is uncut for:

US: The Re-cut Renegade Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

See article from dvdcompare.net :

  • Special effects were upgraded in 2004. Perhaps most notably the orange shield effect was replaced.
  • The re-cut Renegade version removes a scene taking place when Connor and Louise are going back to shield control after they go above the shield in the mountains. This version of the movie cuts directly from them driving the truck in to Connor's final fight with general Katana. In the Renegade version, you see a guard patrolling and Louise distracts him then Connor knocks him out. A couple of guards open fire on them and they run away, then it cuts to Connor walking in to the final fight.
uncut
Renegade
Version
MPAA
Unrated
109:44s
=105:074s

 

US: Renegade Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC uncut

cut
shortened

15 Certificate 85:59s UK: The US Theatrical Version  was passed 15 without BBFC cuts:
  • 2001 EIV R2 DVD
  • 1991 EIV VHS

The BBFC website notes that this version is the cut cinema release when clearly it is not, as it is a substantially  shortened version. The running time matches uncut PAL releases of this version in other countries so the BBFC cinema cuts seem to have been dropped.

The US Theatrical Version is substantially edited down compared with the European Theatrical Version  for non-contentious pacing reasons.

BBFC cut
32s
15 Certificate 99:48s =95:48s UK: The European Theatrical Version was passed 15 after 32s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1991 cinema release

From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were:

  • Remove shots of a nude woman being attacked by thugs
  • Reduce scenes of bloodied faces during the tube train sequence.
Highlander III: The Sorcerer

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  • Highlander III
  • Highlander 3: The Final Conflict
  • Highlander: The Final Dimension

Highlander: The Final Dimension

uncut
uncut
MPAA
R Rated
~99:00s
=~95:00s
Highlander III: The Sorcerer is a 1994 Canadian/French/UK action film by Andrew Morahan.
With Christopher Lambert, Mario Van Peebles and Deborah Kara Unger. YouTube icon IMDb

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

The Director's Cut is similar to the European Version except that it makes more use of sorcery by Kane via better special effects. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

Note that the 2005 Dimension DVD with a similar cover claiming to be the Director's Cut is not correct. It contains the European Version.

BBFC
57s
15 Certificate 93:36s UK: The European Version was passed 15 after 57s of BBFC for:
  • 1995 EIV VHS

The BBFC cuts are:

  • When Kane visits the prostitute the UK version ends as she climbs onto the bed, the uncut version has her handing Kane a condom which he chews and spits out before forcing himself upon her.
  • Also the love scene between Macleod and Deborah Unger's character has them fully clothed throughout, footage which begins with Macleod removing all her clothing and then an extended sex scene has been removed from the UK video release.
BBFC uncut 15 Certificate 98:31s
=94:35s
UK: The European Version was Passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1994 cinema release
The Hi-Jackers

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BBFC uncut PG cert 66:22s 1963 UK crime film by Jim O'Connelly.
With Anthony Booth, Jacqueline Ellis and Derek Francis. IMDb

An unknown version was passed PG without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2010 Renown R2 DVD
BBFC
cut

 

BBFC 'A' Certificate   Passed A (PG) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1963 cinema release

The BBFC noted the submitted running time as 69:33s = 66:46s PAL

The Hills Have Eyes

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The Hills Have Eyes DVD

The Hills Have Eyes is a 2006 US horror by Alexandre Aja
With Ted Levine, Kathleen Quinlan and Dan Byrd. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut in the US for an R rated theatrical release in the US. The Unrated Version is uncut

Summary Notes

A cross-country road trip takes a deadly turn in this chilling remake of Wes Craven's classic horror film about a stranded family that falls prey to a freakish clan of blood-thirsty mutants in the New Mexico desert. Packed with gut-wrenching gore and heart-stopping suspense, The Hills Have Eyes will keep you on the edge of your seat!

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

103:54s UK: The Unrated Version/Extended Cut was passed 18 uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
cut

18

MPAA R
MPAA

102:37s UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2014 20th Century Fox Steelbook RB Blu-ray
  • 2006 20th Century Fox Video
  • 2006 cinema release

From Film Focus with spoiler warning. Cut when the MPAA in America came back with the commercial-suicide rating NC-17. Aja said:

What they asked us to cut is basically a couple of minutes of the film.

They cut some close-ups of Big Bob [Ted Levine] burning and his eyes turning white. They cut a close-up of Lynne [Vinessa Shaw] being shot in the head; the muzzle-flash and the direct impact. It's very brutal. And they cut a shot of the gun being pointed at the baby. They also cut half a minute of the rape scene with Brenda [Emilie de Ravin].

This is a real spoiler; at the end they cut a bit of Lizard [Robert Joy] being shot. He's supposed to have been shot three times but they cut one of him being shot in the throat. Right now Doug [Aaron Stanford] is only shooting two times. In the original he was also hitting him in the face more. In the original cut it was more like he was dead so it was really something when you see him stand up again. Now, the way they cut the movie, you can tell he's going to stand up again. That's very stupid and I had a big, big argument with them about that.

See also pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com .

The Hills Have Eyes

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  • Wes Craven's The Hills Have Eyes

The Hills Have Eyes DVD

The Hills Have Eyes is a 1977 US horror by Wes Craven.
With Suze Lanier-Bramlett, Robert Houston and John Steadman. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut in the US for an R rating. Further cut by the BBFC for cinema. The cinema version was released on pre-cert video and was seized by police during the video nasties panic. It was cut again but differently, for BBFC approved VHS. The R rated Version was passed without BBFC cuts for DVD. This is the best available version, with no sign of original US cuts being restored.

Summary Notes

A family going to California accidentally goes through an Air Testing range closed to the public. They crash and are stranded in a desert. They are being stalked by a group of people, which have not emerged into modern times.

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
cut

best available
best
available

18

MPAA R
MPAA

86:03s UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 with all previous BBFC cuts waived for:

US: Cut and MPAA R Rated for:

No sign of cuts being restored so it likes like the R Rated Version is the best available

Based on article from refused-classification.com . From DVD a commentary with Director Wes Craven and Producer Peter Locke. Significant cuts were made to reduce the original X Rating to an R Rating

  • 32min Fred is beaten to death by Jupiter. Peter Locke: We had a lot more of it and we had to cut it back, way back
  • This is then followed by Big Bob finding Fred's body hanging on the back of the door. Wes Craven: This shot had to be cut short as I remember
  • 55min 30sec Mars and Pluto kidnap the baby. Peter Locke: This sequence got edited down, and edited down, and edited down for us to get an R
  • 67min Jupiter eats Big Bob's arm and taunts his charred body. Wes Craven: Yeah, there was a shot where he is gesturing, sticking Bob's own fingers in his face, holding his arm. Peter Locke: He's eating his forearm while he's speaking This scene, really, I remember it so differently. With him thrusting Bob's arm into his face, and finger into his eye (Jupiter is shown taking a bite from Bob's arm) .There's the one bite we have, but you don't see that Wes Craven: I think they never allowed us to show the arm as severed
  • 83min 30sec Katy hits Jupiter in the back with an axe. Peter Locke: This got edited down to get an R

See  article from movie-censorship.com : Alternative Ending

There is also an alternative ending that looks to have been dropped in favour of that used for the Theatrical Version.
BBFC cut
2s

mpaa cut
cut

18 89:38s
=86:03s
UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 with cinema cuts waived but with a new 2s video cut for:
  • 1987 Palace VHS

The BBFC cut was

  • to cut a brief shot of Mars sticking his gun in Brenda's mouth and then pulling the trigger. It doesn't fire though as it is unloaded.
BBFC cut
cut

mpaa cut
cut

X cert 89:46s
=86:11s
UK: The cut R Rated Version was further cut by the BBFC for:
  • 1978 cinema release

The cinema release was cut by the BBFC as follows

  • The sight of a man's ankle after mauling by a dog has been removed.
  • The sight of a man being repeatedly stabbed at the end of the film was deleted
banned
banned
Section 3 seizure 85:32s UK: The cut UK cinema version was released on pre-cert video for:
  • 1981 Jaguar 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.

The Hills Run Red

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  • Un fiume di dollari
  • River of Dollars
BBFC uncut 12 cert 85:58s 1966 Italy western by Carlo Lizzani

No BBFC cuts noted for the 2008 Optimum DVD but the running time looks short.

cut BBFC 'A' Certificate   The BBFC cut the 1967 cinema release for an A (PG) rating.

The submitted running time was noted as 94:31s = 90:44s

The Hillside Strangler

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uncut 18 93:59s 2004 US thriller by Chuck Parello

The uncut US Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for the 2004 cinema release and 2005 Tartan DVD

Him & Her: Season 2 Episode 5: The Rollover

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uncut
uncut
15 cert 28:33s Him & Her is a UK TV comedy by Richard Laxton.
With Russell Tovey, Sarah Solemani and Ricky Champ. IMDb

UK: The Uncut version was passed 15 uncut for:

  • 2012 2 Entertain Video
BBFC uncut 15 cert 27:10s UK: The Edited version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2012 2 Entertain Video
The Hippie Girls The Hippie Girls is a 1971 Canada sex comedy by John Sole

See The Importance of Being Sexy

His and Hers

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His and Hers is a 1961 UK comedy by Brian Desmond Hurst.
Starring Terry-Thomas, Janette Scott and Wilfrid Hyde-White. BBFC link IMDb

Promotional Material

The incomparable Terry-Thomas heads the cast of this rare 1960 domestic farce directed by Brian Desmond Hurst - best-known for the 1951 box-office triumph Scrooge . Also starring Carry On legends Kenneth Williams, Joan Sims and Kenneth Connor, with early film roles for Oliver Reed and Francesca Annis, His and Hers is featured here in a brand-new transfer made from original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.

Writer Reggie Blake takes an unorthodox approach to his craft, seeking inspiration in the various adventures suggested by his editor. Blake's latest research trip sees him getting lost in the desert and adopted by a Bedouin tribe; and by the time he finally gets home his personality has been utterly transformed - to the displeasure of his wife, Fran...

BBFC cut
cut
PG

old cert U

79:27s UK: Presumable the cut cinema version was passed PG or mild sex references without further BBFC cuts for: UK: Passed U after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1960 cinema release
A History of Violence

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uncut
uncut
18 91:44s

 

A History of Violence is a 2005 US/Germany crime drama by David Cronenberg.
With Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello and Ed Harris. IMDb

The International Version was passed 18 uncut for:

MPAA
cut
MPAA
R Rated
~96:00s
=~92:00s
The US Version is cut to tone down the amount of blood in a couple of violent scenes:
  • Viggo Mortensen breaks the nose of a bad guy. The US version shows the guy on the ground with blood dribbling down his face. In the International Version, the dribble is a gush.
  • Viggo Mortensen stomps on the throat of one of the bad guys. The US Version has muted the crunching sound of the neck breaking  and shows the guy with blood in his mouth. The International Version includes the neck breaking sound and has the guy coughing and choking on the blood in his mouth.

Director Cronenberg said that in two scenes, the Canadian and international DVD releases will have just a little more blood than the U.S. version, which had to satisfy the MPAA ratings people. I defy anybody to see the differences. I can't see them, even though I know if you go frame by frame you will. But they're so quick.

The Hit Man

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  • Mean Johnny Barrows
24s 18 80:49s 1976 US crime drama by Fred Williamson

The BBFC cut the very short 1987 MPV video by 24s

Hit Man

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36s 18 86:18s 1972 US crime drama by George Armitage

The BBFC cut the 1986 MGM video to remove footage of dog fighting

The Hitcher

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Hitcher DVD Sean Bean

See trailer from youtube.com

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
R Rated

80:16s The Hitcher is a 2007 US thriller by Dave Meyers.
With Sean Bean, Sophia Bush and Zachary Knighton. IMDb

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence for:

  • 2009 Universal/Rogue R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2007 Universal R2 DVD
  • 2007 cinema release not released in favour of 15 rated cut version

Denmark: Uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

Summary Review : FAR better than we expected

While driving through the New Mexico Desert during a rainy night, the college students Jim Halsey and his girlfriend Grace Andrews give a ride to the hitchhiker John Ryder.

The remake of this classic psychological horror thriller turned out to be FAR better than we expected.

The theme is the same. A nice young couple stop to help a stranger on a deserted highway, and from that moment on their uneventful, suburban, kids-in-college lives unravel at an horrific pace. Sean Bean play The Hitcher himself with studied menace (and a fair approximation of an American accent). The film clips along at a fair pace -- it is more heavily action-oriented than the old version, all against the magnificent backdrop of the New Mexico landscape.

BBFC
cut
15 Certificate 83:55s
=80:34s
UK: Passed 15 for strong bloody violence after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2007 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

Following advice by the BBFC the distributor elected to make minor cuts to the strongest moments of violence in order to achieve the required '15' certificate.

The 2007 cinema release was originally awarded an uncut 18 certificate. The decision was rapidly reviewed when the distributors took advice, made a few cuts and resubmitted the film for a 15 rating.

And from the 2007 BBFC Annual Report:

Two scenes one in which blood pumped at some length from the wound of a dying man and another in which blood sprayed from a man whose throat had been fatally cut fitted the Guideline description of 'the strongest gory images' and as such 'unlikely to be acceptable' at '15'. The distributor wanted a '15' classification and so opted to remove the focus on sadism and copious bloodshed in the wake of wounds in both sequences to secure a '15' classification.

Hitler

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4s 15 Certificate 137:26s 1998 release by T. L. V. Prasad

Hindi, widescreen

Hitman

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Hitman Extreme Edition DVD

See trailer from youtube.com
 

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

MPAA
Unrated

90:16s Hitman is a 2007 US/France action film by Xavier Gens.
With Timothy Olyphant, Dougray Scott and Olga Kurylenko. IMDb

UK: The Extreme/Edition/MPAA Unrated Version was passed 15 uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for

Summary Review : Pretty damn good!

A gun-for-hire known only as Agent 47 hired by a group known only as The Organization is ensnared in a political conspiracy, which finds him pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military as he treks across Russia and Eastern Europe.

It's not very often you can come away from watching a game-movie and think "well that was pretty damn good!" but this here is one where I did.

For once the film sticks close to the style of the games and doesn't try and change anything that didn't need changing. The story isn't too complicated and doesn't require much thinking, which is what you'd expect from this kind of movie. The action is pretty much non stop and there are some really impressive fight scenes all the way through, so there is never a dull moment. Basically, if you take this movie for what it is, it is a very fun, very enjoyable film that is entertaining from start to finish and it actually surprised me at how good it is.

BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut

15 Certificate

MPAA
R Rated

92:36s
=88:54s
UK: The R Rated Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2007 cinema release.

The BBFC explained their 15 rating:

Hitman is an action thriller about a Hitman being pursued by Interpol and the Russian Military.

The film was classified '15' for frequent strong and bloody violence, strong language and breast nudity. BBFC Guidelines state that "violence may be strong but may not dwell on infliction of pain or injury." The violence in the film is swiftly executed as the Hitman performs his job or defends himself against attackers and does not dwell or focus on the infliction of injuries. Blood spurts onto characters' faces from bullet impacts, and the film only occasionally and briefly shows a bullet impact to body. It was considered that the film's action fell within 15 Guidelines.

The film also contains strong language, and breast nudity in a mild sexual context when Nika tries to seduce the Hitman.

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

Hitman

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18 100:00s 1998 Hong Kong action comedy by Wei Tung.
With Jet Li, Eric Tsang and Simon Yam. IMDb

Passed 18 uncut for:

  • 2006 Medusa/Hong Kong Legends R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2000 Medusa/Hong Kong Legends R2 DVD
  • 2000 Medusa/Hong Kong Legends VHS

The US version has been shortened by about 6:00s

 

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