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I I  is a 2015 drama by Shankar.
Starring Vikram, Amy Jackson and Suresh Gopi. BBFC link
BBFC category cuts were required for a 2015 12A rated cinema release
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UK: The Tamil Version was passed 12A for moderate violence, injury detail after 1:49s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release

The same BBFC cuts apply to both the Hindi and Tamil versions:

  • Distributor chose to remove moments of strong violence in order to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.

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UK: The Hindi Version was passed 12A for moderate violence, injury detail after 1:49s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release

The same BBFC cuts apply to both the Hindi and Tamil versions:

  • Distributor chose to remove moments of strong violence in order to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.

I an Chut Wutty I am Chut Wutty is a 2015 UK / Cambodia animation biography by Fran Lambrick and Vanessa de Smet.

See Banned International: I am Chut Wutty

I am Curious Yellow

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  • Jag är nyfiken - en film i gult

Am Curious Yellow Blue DVD

I am Curious Yellow is a 1967 Sweden drama by Vilgot Sjöman.
With Lena Nyman, Vilgot Sjöman and Börje Ahlstedt. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for cinema release but uncut for home video.

Summary Notes: No Entertainment

This famous Swedish art film is all about different dimensions of freedom: political, artistic and sexual.

The background reading is Herbert Marcuse's Eros and Civilization, the Magna Charta of the 1968 student revolution in Paris. Marcuse considered sexual freedom as the precondition for building a (new) humane society. Vilgot Sjoman seems to disagree with Marcuse: sexuality itself is expressed in possessiveness which is in conflict with the social and political programme of the radical left. There is also a significant feminist element in the film.

It's an art film that makes one think. Don't try to watch it for entertainment, as there is none.

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116:27s UK: Passed 15 uncut for: UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 1994 Jezebel VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA X Rated for:

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UK: A short version was passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1968 cinema release.
I Am Legend

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BBFC uncut 15 cert 99:33s 2007 US horror film by Francis Lawrence

The BBFC passed the Alternative Theatrical Version 15 uncut for the 2008 Warner DVD

From version details on IMDb :

The alternate theatrical version contains several new scenes:

  • After Neville captures the Alpha Female, he notices that she has a butterfly tattoo on the back of her shoulder.
  • After Neville thanks Anna for stitching his leg wound, they go out to where Neville was trapped the previous day. Neville recognizes the equipment as his own, but can't fathom what they're doing there. Anna asks him if the Dark Seekers could've made the trap, but Neville is adamant that they can't think or feel. Anna still brings up the point that Neville could be wrong and the Dark Seekers made the trap for him.
  • Neville, Anna, and Ethan go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Neville and Anna sit together and watch Ethan fall into the water where the fish are. Ethan playfully splashes around, and Neville throws some food into the water. The fishes move frantically to get the food while Ethan floats in the middle of them. He remarks that it's cold, which makes Neville realize that he needs to lower the temperature of the Dark Seekers in order for the cure to work. He tells Anna and Ethan that they have to go.
  • Additional shots of the Dark Seekers making their way into Neville's home.
  • When the Dark Seekers corner Neville, Anna, and Ethan behind the Plexiglas, the Alpha Male shoves others out of his way and tries to break through the door. Eventually, the Alpha Male stops on his own and uses his hand to smear the shape of a butterfly on the door. Neville sees it, and then sees the butterfly tattoo again on the Alpha Female's shoulder. He realizes that he just wants his girl back. Neville gets the syringe he needs and injects the Alpha Female in the arm, waking her up. The Alpha Female hisses in delight upon seeing the Alpha Male, who tenderly presses their foreheads together. Neville is shocked that they feel love. The Alpha Male picks up his girl, screeches at Neville, and then leaves with the other Dark Seekers. Neville drops to the floor and looks at the wall of pictures he has of the Dark Seekers he's killed over the years, realizing that they have all been capable of thinking and feeling. Neville, Anna, and Ethan drive out of the city. The film ends with Anna broadcasting a message to other possible survivors. She says that she's traveling with Robert Neville and a boy named Ethan. She says that they have a cure for the virus and are heading towards Vermont. She urges anyone who's listening to have faith and continue to listen for their future broadcasts.

 

BBFC uncut

 

15 cert 96:17s The BBFC passed the Theatrical Version 15 uncut for the 2007 cinema release and 2008 Warner DVD
I Claudius: Zeus, by Jove!

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I Claudius:  Zeus, by Jove! is a 1976 TV historical drama by Herbert Wise.
With Derek Jacobi, John Hurt and Margaret Tyzack. YouTube icon IMDb

Cut by the BBC between the first showing and the repeat. This cut version has persisted ever since

Summary Notes

Tiberius summons Caligula and his cousin Gemellus to Capri, declaring them his joint successors. Soon afterwards Tiberius is smothered by Macro, on the orders of Caligula, and his death is hailed joyfully by the citizens of Rome, unaware that worse is to come. Caligula, clearly unstable, sinks into a coma and on recovering, in addition to having Gemellus executed for trying to poison him, declares that he is the god Zeus and marries his sister Drusilla, declaring her a deity also. When Drusilla falls pregnant by him he cuts open her belly and eats the unborn child to prevent him having greater powers than himself as Zeus once allegedly did. Antonia, sickened by his depravity, kills herself.

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12 cert 51:21s UK:  A pre-cut version was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for:

Note that this episode was rated 12 but the whole series was rated 15

Thanks to Gary:

On its first broadcast on 8 November 1976, the episode ended with a shot of Drusilla's disembowelled hanging corpse. Before the repeat showing later that week the BBC removed this shot, so that the scene ends with Claudius opening the door and exclaiming with horror. It then cuts to the credits, omitting the End of Part 8 caption. The shot is no longer believed to exist and the edited version is the only one now shown and the one released on DVD.
I Dismember mama 1972 US horror by Paul Leder.

See Poor Albert and Little Annie

I Escaped from Devil's Island

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Escaped Devils Island Option Blu ray

I Escaped from Devil's Island is a 1973 Mexico / USA action adventure by William Witney.
Starring Jim Brown, Christopher George and Richard Ely. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1973 cinema release. Uncut in the US

Summary Notes

In 1916, A group of prisoners plot their escape from the notorious fortress located in French Guiana.

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  • 1973 cinema release
I Had my Brother's Wife 1964 Turkey drama by Metin Erksan and David E Durston

See Dry Summer

I Love You, I Don't 1976 France drama by Serge Gainsbourg

See Je t'aime moi non plus

I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses 1978 Canadian video by Murray Markowitz

See Drop Dead Dearest

I Saw the Devil

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I Saw the Devil is a 2010 South Korea horror by Jee-woon Kim.
With Byung-hun Lee, Min-sik Choi and Gook-hwan Jeon. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by local film censors for the Korean Version. Some cuts were restored for the shortened

The jury is out as to which of the two available versions are best with perhaps most votes for the Korean Version due to preferred musical score at the end

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International Version

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

The director re-edited the film for overseas audiences, reinstating some of the violence and cutting some dialogue sequences for reasons of pacing.

See also pictorial comparison between Korean and International versions from wildgrounds.com

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18 138:06s UK: The pre-cut Korean Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:

This version was cut by 80-90s by the Korean censors to obtain a commercially viable certificate. Cuts were made to:

  • a scene of body parts being eaten by a dog and humans
  • a human body being mutilated.
I Spit on Your Grave

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Spit Your Grave Region NTSC

 

I Spit on Your Grave is a 2010 US revenge film by Steven R Monroe.
With Sarah Butler, Jeff Branson and Andrew Howard. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
The film was cut by the BBFC for all UK releases. It is uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US but banned in New Zealand.

See also  information about this remake in BBFC Case Study: I Spit on your Grave (1978) from bbfc.co.uk

Summary Notes

A writer who is brutalized during her cabin retreat seeks revenge on her attackers, who left her for dead.

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18 103:24s UK: Passed 18 for very strong terrorisation, sexual violence and bloody violence after 17 BBFC cuts totalling 43s for:
  • 2015 Platform Entertainment [I Spit On Your Grave 1-3] RB Blu-ray
  • 2015 Platform Entertainment [I Spit On Your Grave 1-3] R2 DVD
  • 2011 Anchor Bay Blu-ray
  • 2011 Anchor Bay R2 DVD
  • 2010 cinema release.

The BBFC explained their cuts:

  • Company was required to make a total of seventeen cuts during three separate scenes of sexual violence in order to remove potentially harmful material (in this case, shots of nudity that tend to eroticise sexual violence and shots of humiliation that tend to endorse sexual violence by encouraging viewer complicity in sexual humiliation and rape).

The BBFC added:

I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE is a US remake of the 1978 film of the same name. It tells the story of a young woman, Jennifer Hills, who rents a secluded cabin in order to work on her novel. She is terrorised, assaulted and brutally gang raped by a group of five men, including the local Sheriff. She then takes revenge on each of her attackers. The film was classified 18 for very strong terrorisation, sexual violence and bloody violence.

Before awarding an 18 classification to I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE, the BBFC required seventeen individual cuts to its scenes of sexual violence in order to remove elements that tend to eroticise sexual assault (for example, through the use of nudity), as well as other elements that tend to endorse sexual assault (for example, by encouraging viewer complicity by the use of camcorder footage, filmed by the rapists, during the various scenes of sexual assault). With these cuts made, the film's scenes of very strong terrorisation and sexual violence remain potentially shocking, distressing or offensive to some adult viewers, but are also likely to be found repugnant and to be aversive. They are not credibly likely to encourage imitation. There are three scenes in which Jennifer is terrorised, humiliated and sexually assaulted by the men. She is verbally and physically abused, being forced to drink alcohol, dance in her underwear and behave like an animal. She is also beaten and pushed around by the men. Jennifer is then raped by each of the men in turn, although only two rapes are shown onscreen. In the cut version, the rape scenes feature only incidental nudity and are played largely off facial reactions. Although the scenes of assault are protracted, the most likely response to the cut version of the scenes is revulsion and disgust rather than excitement or arousal.

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

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  New Zealand: Banned by the New Zealand's OFLC with the following justification:

The [2010 remake] contains long and realistic scenes showing the brutal terrorisation and rape of a woman by a group of men. Later scenes show her implausible but sadistic vengeance against her tormentors.

It encouraged attitudes that contribute to sexual violence, torture by terror and other extremes of cruelty and violence, particularly against women.

The treatment of the woman before she is raped, is an all-too-plausible and realistic version of the kind of abuse meted out to many women. There is minimal effort to explain the sadistic behaviour of the male characters.

The length of the scenes and their gratuitous focus on [her] suffering offer maximum opportunity for misogynistic pleasure. Viewers are repeatedly invited to share the point of view of the rapists and are therefore placed in the position of prurient voyeurs.

Some viewers may well identify with male dominance and power, and echo the men's enjoyment of the woman's terror and humiliation.

I Spit on Your Grave 2

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Spit Your Grave Blu ray

I Spit on Your Grave 2 is a 2013 USA crime horror thriller by Steven R Monroe.
With Jemma Dallender, Joe Absolom and Yavor Baharov. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Released in Unrated and R rated versions, with the cut R rated version being released in the UK.

Promotional Material

When Katie innocently accepts an offer to have new photos taken for her portfolio, the experience quickly turns into a nightmare of rape, torture and kidnapping. Now, she will have to find the strength to exact her brutal revenge.

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MPAA
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Australian Classification Board
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106:11s
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US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Australia: Uncut and rated R18+

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  1:41s

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18

MPAA R
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100:05s UK: The R rated version was passed 18 for strong bloody violence and sexual violence after 27s of BBFC advised cuts were included for:
  • 2015 Platform Entertainment [I Spit On Your Grave 1-3] RB Blu-ray
  • 2015 Platform Entertainment [I Spit On Your Grave 1-3] R2 DVD
  • 2013 Anchor Bay Entertainment RB Blu-ray
  • 2013 Anchor Bay Entertainment R2 DVD

US: MPAA rated R For strong sadistic violence, torture and rape, graphic nudity, language and some drug content.

Presumably this is the same version that was presented at the FrightFest as the 'Festival Cut'.

The BBFC commented:

This film was originally seen for advice in an incomplete version. The company was informed that 27 cuts would be required across six scenes to remove various elements of sexual and sexualised violence. Without these cuts the work would have been refused a classification. When the completed version of the film was submitted for formal classification, all the requested cuts had been made, and the film was classified 18.

See pictorial cuts from movie-censorship.com . 43 cuts have been made for sexual violence totalling 1:41s.

The rape scenes with Katie were heavily cut or other parts of the picture were used, and some nude scenes were replaced by alternative footage. But the scenes depicting violence weren't changed at all.

I Spit On Your Grave 3 I Spit On Your Grave 3 is a 2015 USA crime horror thriller by RD Braunstein.
Passed 18 uncut for for strong bloody violence, sex, sexual violence, very strong language for 2015 video. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
I Spit on Your Grave

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  • Day of the Woman
  • I Hate Your Guts
  • The Rape and Revenge of Jennifer Hill

Spit Your Grave Region NTSC

 

Uncut version is available at:
R1 DVD at UK Amazon RA Blu-ray at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
I Spit on Your Grave is a 1981 US revenge film by Meir Zarchi.
With Camille Keaton, Eron Tabor and Richard Pace. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
The film was banned as one of the most notable video nasties in 1983. It was unbanned after massive BBFC cuts for 2001 and 2006 DVD. These cuts were reduced to about half in 2010. Cut in the US for an R rating but MPAA Unrated releases are uncut.

See also BBFC Case Study: I Spit on your Grave (1978) from bbfc.co.uk

Summary Review: Brutal

The film is evenly paced and unrelenting. One is forced to confront the brutality of rape and violence.

The actress is quite convincing and deserves recognition. The men are sickening and easily hated; they are just vicious animals without any redeeming qualities, yet they are believable.

Without question, the rape scenes are some of the most disturbing moments in cinematic history. The castration scene is unparalleled.

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  US: R Rated releases are heavily cut.
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18 100:13s
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UK: Passed 18 after 2:54s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2010 101 Films Blu-ray
  • 2010 101 Films DVD

The BBFC commented on their cuts:

  • Company was required to make cuts to scenes of sexual violence in order to remove potentially harmful material.

In its Case Study, the BBFC further explained about the reduced cuts:

In 2010, the BBFC was asked to take another look at the film. The BBFC carefully considered the cuts made in 2001 and concluded that they were excessive.

Although the cuts had successfully removed the most eroticised elements of nudity, they had also removed some of the horror of the rapes, most notably the scene in which Jennifer is raped over a rock, which had been deleted entirely. On this occasion, it was concluded that any material that emphasised the horrors of sexual violence, whilst not focussing principally on nudity, could be reinstated. However, the moments that seemed to focus on nudity in a prurient and exploitative manner, as well as the moments that emphasised the enjoyment of the rapists, were still subjected to cuts. In total, two minutes 54 seconds were cut in 2011.

See also pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

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18 93:21s UK: A pre-cut reframed version was passed 18 with an additional 41s of cuts for:
  • 2006 International Trading/Screen Entertainment Special Edition R0 DVD

The BBFC explained their additional cuts

  • Cut was required to remove images of a woman being raped over a rock

The  distributors claimed that the missing 7 minutes were restored prior to resubmission. This is not the case. The latest submission was pre-cut by the distributor basically in line with the BBFC's 2001 cuts list. However, this time they decided to make the cuts differently (and, in fairness, more smoothly) than on the previous submission. Some of the cuts have been made by reframing (rather than removing) unacceptable material. This means that certain sequences that were previously cut are now partially present, albeit in a reframed version. As for the 41 seconds of cuts, these occurred at the one point where the BBFC didn't feel that the  reframing (and their other tricks, such as use of slow motion) achieved the effect required by the 2001 cuts list. Basically, they had reframed the rape over the rock so that you couldn't see the woman being raped (she was below screen) but you could still see the attackers thrusting and enjoying the attack. The BBFC asked for this to be removed.

BBFC cut
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UK: Passed 18 after 7:02s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2005 Anchor Bay Box of the Damned R2 DVD
  • 2005 International Trading/Screen Entertainment VHS
  • 2001 International Trading/Screen Entertainment VHS

The BBFC commented on their cuts:

  • Compulsory cuts were required to remove several sequences of sexual violence and humiliating depictions of female nudity in line with published Sexual Violence Guidelines.
     
  • All cuts are to the gang rape scenes - no cuts in the 'revenge' section.
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Video Nasty 96:47s UK: Released uncut on pre-cert VHS for:
  • 1982 Wizard/Astra VHS

Released on VHS in January 1982 first under the Wizard label and then labelled Astra (Astra were UK distributors for US based Wizard).

The video was one of the prime targets of the moral press and it was listed as a Video Nasty in July 1983. It stayed on the list throughout so is therefore one the collectable DPP39s

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  Ireland : The version with BBFC cuts from 2010 was banned on video by the Irish censor in 2010.

See article from ifco.ie . IFCO commented:

Prohibited in accordance with Section 7 of The Video Recordings Act 1989 on the grounds that in the opinion of the Acting Director of Film Classification it depicts acts of gross violence and cruelty (including torture) towards Humans

I Spy

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I Spy DVD

1-3s 12 cert 92:31s 2002 US action film by Betty Thomas

Both the cinema release of 2002 and the DVD releases of 2003 were similarly cut with the following BBFC comment:

Company was obliged to remove sight of knife penetrating leg and also being withdrawn in order to attain 12A. An uncut 15 classification was available.

The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon

I, the Jury

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4:00s 18 102:27s 1982 US film by Richard T Heffron
  • A scene has been cut which flicks back and forth between an orgy taking place when Hammer visits a suspect, and, the torture of two naked women by a psycho with a cut throat razor. I am sure the linking of sex and violence gave the censor a seizure. The orgy scene seems to exist in at least 2 versions with varying shots of nudity...a TV version maybe.
  • Also, there are cuts to a scene where a woman has her throat slit in a restaurant.

The US video (CBS/Fox)  contains the 4 minutes cut from the UK, but is still missing the throat slashing (probably cut for an R rating).

I Vampiri

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  • The Vampires
  • Lust of the Vampire
  • The Devil's Commandment

Black Sunday Dual Format Blu ray

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12 cert 77:57s I vampiri is a 1956 Italy horror by Riccardo Freda and Mario Bava
With Gianna Maria Canale, Carlo D'Angelo and Dario Michaelis. IMDb

UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate threat for:

  • 2013 Arrow [Mask of Satan + Black Sunday + I vampiri] RB Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at UK Amazon

Summary Review: More mystery than horror

A mad scientist captures young women and drains their blood, in order to keep alive an ancient, evil duchess.

The way this movie is played out makes it more or a mystery than an horror really. It was also an early Italian horror production, so they were still mostly trying out some new stuff in this one. It was also the first one to involve the later to become legendary Italian horror director Mario Bava, who had some major influences on the future development of the genre.

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UK: Passed X after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1960 cinema release
I Want Your Love I Want Your Love is a 2012 USA gay drama by Travis Mathews

See Hardcore 18s: I want Your Love

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift

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  • Ice Age: Continental Drift

Ice Age 4 Continental Ray Romano

Ice Age: Continental Drift is a 2012 USA animation adventure comedy family by Steve Martino , Mike Thurmeier.
With Ray Romano, Denis Leary and John Leguizamo. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Standard releases are uncut by film censors but an audio descriptive versions was cut for language
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84:06s UK: Passed U uncut for mild threat and comic violence for:
  • 2012 20th Century Fox R2 Video
  • 2012 [2D + 3D] cinema release

US: Uncut and MPAA PG Rated for:

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UK: The UK Version was passed U uncut for mild threat and comic violence for:
  • 2012 20th Century Fox R2 Video

Maybe there is some UK specific dialogue

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U cert 84:06s UK: The Audio Descriptive Version was passed U for mild threat and comic violence after 4s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 20 12 20th Century Fox R2 Video

The BBFC commented:

  • Distributor chose to remove a use of the word spastic , as a term to describe a character, in order to achieve a U classification.

The word 'spastic' appeared in the audio description rather than the film itself.

The Iceman Cometh

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  • Ji dong ji xia
  • Time Warriors

Iceman Cometh DVD cover

uncut 15 cert 109:51s 1990 Hong Kong film by Clarence Ford

The cuts were waived and the video was down rated to 15 in 2005

The uncut region 2 DVD is available at UK Amazon

Review from imdb

I really like this beautifully shot and choreographed action-fantasy/time travel yarn from Clarence Fok, the director of the moody Gun and Rose and the highly regarded Naked Killer . It is an ambitious, rich production that boasts several stunning martial arts sequences and not a few jaw-dropping stunts. It is such an aesthetically rich and varied piece of entertainment that it never fails to please.

Biao is excellent as the naive palace guard who comes into contact with sweet-natured callgirl Maggie Cheung. He is totally believable as the fish out of water and stunning when asked to demonstrate his extraordinary physical skills. A fight atop a crane is masterful, as is a snow-bound sword fight, a duel inside a museum and a heart-stopping leap over a speeding car on a freeway. Yuen Wah, whose character warms immediately to 20th century firearms and criminality, is also amazing in his demanding, bone-punishing role.

Fok, who always brings a strong visual style to his movies, directs the sometimes brutal action with consummate professionalism and fills the cast list with memorable character actors and assorted beauties. A great score helps, too.

A gem.

13s 18 109:11s The cuts were applied to a rape scene when MIHK video version was submitted in 1997
Ichi the Killer

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  • Koroshiya ichi

Ichi the KillerDVD

 

Ichi the Killer is a 2001 Japan action crime comedy by Takashi Miike.
Starring Tadanobu Asano, Nao Ômori and Shin'ya Tsukamoto. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
The film was substantially cut by the BBFC for all UK releases. THE US MPAA Unrated version is uncut.

Summary Review

As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of.

I have come away with the impression that Miike is a brilliant filmmaker capable of forcing extreme reactions from his viewers. Hollywood should take note of this guy and bring him over here for a project or two.  Miike's warped visions would send American censors scrambling for a sedative, and most mainstream viewers would recoil from the graphic nature of this director's films.

A word of warning for those thinking of indulging in "Ichi the Killer": the movie is loaded with sadism, gore, black comedy, and all around unpleasantness. It's a tough watch, even for a gore fan.

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international   The Hong Kong Universe DVD has been cut by approximately 13 minutes.

The New Zealand Siren DVD is the cut UK version.

There's also a cut R rated US version from Media Blasters.

Other world releases are uncut.

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18 120:00s UK: Passed 18 for strong scenes of violence and bloodshed after 3:15s of compulsory BBFC cuts for:
  • 2009 Showbox R2 DVD
  • 2007 Medusa/E1 R2 DVD
  • 2004 Medusa/E1 Special Collector's Box R2 DVD
  • 2003 Medusa/E1 R2 DVD
  • 2002 cinema release

The BBFC explained the cuts:

The BBFC has required 11 cuts (approximately three and a quarter minutes of screen time) to the Japanese cinema film Ichi the Killer . The cuts have been made to remove extreme sexualised violence. These are the most substantial cuts required by the BBFC to an 18 rated film since 1994.

The Board's main concern is with content which is likely to promote harmful activity. The Board's Guidelines constrain, in particular, depictions which eroticise or appear to endorse sexual violence. Of specific concern are sexual images in a violent context which are designed to titillate. The Guidelines take account of academic research which indicates that violence when mixed with explicit sexual images (women forcibly stripped, shots which linger on naked breasts or genitalia during rape or assault) may produce a harmful response in some viewers.

The scenes cut from Ichi the Killer include naked women being sexually mutilated or beaten or killed. They contain images of erotically explicit violence which have never been passed by the BBFC at any classification level.

Ichi the Killer is a live action film based on a popular Japanese manga comic. Ichi, who has unusual powers, is caught in a conflict between two rival yakuza gangs. The film taken as a whole belongs to a genre of vivid fantasy violence which has been part of Japanese cinema for many years. The Board does not consider that the cartoon-like damage perpetrated by male gangsters on one another in the rest of the film is likely, at the adult classification level, to inspire emulation. However, this contrasts sharply with the eroticized scenes of violence against female characters which the Board has cut. These scenes appear to the Board to have no function other than the pleasure of the onlooker.

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

Identity

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Identity John Cusack

BBFC uncut 15 cert 86:17s 2003 US thriller by James Mangold

The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without cuts for the 2003 cinema release and 2003 Columbia/TriStar DVD/Blu-ray.

There is also an Extended Version.

From version details on IMDb :

  • There is an additional scene at the courthouse showing Detective Varole getting upset that the prisoner transport is out of contact.
  • It also has a re-cut ending featuring a little ore violence

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

Identity Thief

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Identity Thief is a 2013 USA crime comedy by Seth Gordon.
With Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, Amanda Peet. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Inevitably 2 versions, Unrated and R Rated Theatrical. Both are 15 uncut in the UK. The additional material for the Unrated version is uncontroversial.

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115:31s UK: The Extended Version/Unrated Version was passed 15 uncut for strong sex, sex references and strong language for:

US: The Unrated Version is released for:

  • 2013 Universal [Theatrical + Unrated] RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon
  • 2013 Universal [Theatrical + Unrated] R1 DVD at US Amazon

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com . The Unrated Version is 8:49s longer. Typical unrated material that could've been too risque for the R -rated theatrical version is nowhere in sight.

uncut
Uncut
Theatrical Version
15 cert

MPAA
R rated

106:44s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for strong sex, sex references and strong language for:
  • 2013 Universal R2 DVD
  • 2013 cinema release
An Idiot Abroad: Season 3 Episode 3

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cut
pre-cut
15 cert 44:41s

 

An Idiot Abroad is a 2010 UK TV documentary comedy.
With Karl Pilkington, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. IMDb

UK: AN edited Version was passed 15 for strong language for without BBFC cuts:

  • 2012 2Entertain RB Blu-ray
  • 2012 2Entertain R2 DVD

It was passed 15 uncut a few weeks earlier but seems to be one of batch of DVDs resubmitted by 2Entertain when jokes about children were being deleted. This is as a result of sensitivity arising from the Jimmy Savile scandal.

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uncut
15 cert 44:41s UK: Passed uncut for strong language for:
  • 2012 2Entertain Video Replaced with a cut version
The Idiots

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  • Idioterne
  • Dogma 2: The Idiots

The Idiots DVD

The Idiots is a 1998 Danish comedy by Lars Von Trier.
With Bodil Jørgensen, Jens Albinus and Anne Louise Hassing. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Uncut in the UK. Real sex was censored in the US R rated version with black bars

Summary Review : Actual Intercourse

The group of people gather at the house in Copenhagen suburb to break all the limitations and to bring out the inner idiot in themselves.

Shot with handheld digital cameras and using natural lighting and natural locations, THE IDIOTS possesses an urgency that makes it feel like a documentary. Von Trier sparked a heated controversy with his decision to film the sex scenes with actual intercourse, adhering to the Dogme tenets. (He hired porn actors for the close-ups.) This controversy aside, the film nonetheless raises questions about cultism, modern ethics, and the idea of individuality within the absurdity of the characters' world.

Stoffer is the leader of the group and he orders a gang bang to take place for his birthday -- here is where we have our unsimulated sex. There are shots of sexual penetration and group sex. There is an erect willy in a shower scene.

uncut
uncut
18 109:31s   UK: Passed 18 uncut for for coarse language and strong sexual detail:
  • 2000 Palisades Tartan R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1999 Tartan VHS
  • 1999 cinema release
MPAA
cut
MPAA
R Rated
  US: The US R Rated version is to be avoided as the hardcore is censored by black bars.
Idhu Namma Aalu Idhu Namma Aalu is a 2016 romance by Pandiraj.
Starring TR Silambarasan, Nayanthara and Andrea Jeremiah. BBFC link
BBFC category cuts were required for a 2016 12A rated cinema release
BBFC cut
category cuts
2s
12A 136:35s UK: Passed 12A for suicide references, infrequent gory images after 2s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2016 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • The distributor chose to remove a scene of attempted suicide (a woman cutting her wrist) in order to achieve a 12A classification. A 15 rating, without cuts, was available.
If....  

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If.... is a 1968 UK drama by Lindsay Anderson.
With Malcolm McDowell, David Wood and Richard Warwick. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1968 cinema release. Additional cuts for an AA rated cinema release in 1971. The Original Cinema Version was released to home video and this is now the best available version. Also cut in the US for an R rating

Summary Notes

In an indictment of the British public school system, we follow Mick and his mostly younger friends through a series of indignities and occasionally abuse as any fond feelings toward these schools are destroyed. When Mick and his friends rebel, violently, the catch phrase, "which side would you be on" becomes quite stark.

BBFC cut
advised
cuts

best available
best
available

15 cert

X cert

106:48s UK: The original cinema version was passed 15 for strong violence without further BBFC cuts for: UK: Passed X (16) after BBFC suggested cuts were implemented prior to submission for:
  • 1968 cinema release

The original cinema version with pre-submission cuts to male nudity in the shower scene has now become the definitive version.

See on article from homecinema.thedigitalfix.com :

The film had problems with the censor. The main problem was the sequence where Mrs Kemp (Mary MacLeod) appears nude, including one shot in a corridor where her pubic hair can be seen. The only precedent for this on British screens was the Swedish film Hugs and Kisses, where a scene of female full-frontal nudity had provoked controversy a year or so earlier. Secretary of the BBFC, John Trevelyan, struck a bargain with Anderson: if he removed shots of male genitalia from the shower scene, Trevelyan would not cut Mrs Kemp's nude scene. Anderson went along with this, the film received an X certificate uncut, and the shower scene remains as-edited to this day.
mpaa cut
cut
MPAA
R Rated
  US: Cut for an R rating

There are doubts about whether the US Criterion edition is the original cinema version. Possibly it has retained old US censor cuts.

BBFC cut
cut
AA certificate submitted
111:09s =106:42s
UK: The original cinema version was passed AA (14) after an additional BBFC cut for:
  • 1971 cinema release

See on article from homecinema.thedigitalfix.com :

The brief cut may have been a glimpse of Christine Noonan's pubic hair in her naked romp with McDowell in the coffee shop.

If Looks Could Kill

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1:22s 18 84:06s 1986 US thriller by Chuck Vincent

The BBFC cut 1:22s for:

  • 1987 Adrian Munsey VHS
If There Weren't Any Blacks You'd Have To Invent Them

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BBFC uncut 12 cert 55:23s 1974 UK TV drama by Bill Hays

The BBFC passed 2 versions 12 uncut for the 2010 Sound & Media DVD

Both versions region 2 DVD is available at UK Amazon

BBFC uncut 12 cert 54:51s
If These Walls Could Talk

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If These Walls Could Talk is a 1996 USA TV movie by Cher and Nancy Savoca.
Starring Demi Moore, Shirley Knight and Catherine Keener. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
BBFC cuts were required for 1997 15 rated VHS.  Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

A trilogy of stories set in the same house, but with different occupants and spanning over 40 years, deals with various women and moral crisis over unexpected pregnancies and their choice of abortion. In 1952, when abortion was illegal, a nurse deals with her unexpected pregnancy and takes drastic measures to get one. In 1974 a family housewife with four children discovers that she's pregnant and decides she can't handle another child to raise. In 1996, a pregnant college student decides on an abortion, but doesn't realize the means to go through to get one.

uncut
uncut
MPAA R
MPAA
~97:00s US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
3s
15 cert 97:12s UK: Passed 15 after 3s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1997 Medusa VHS

The BBFC cuts were:

  • In hospital ward, after man's first gunshot into Cher in surgical gown, remove further shots and blood spurts, resuming as he fires and nurse crouches, his hand on her head.
Iguana with the Tongue of Fire

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  • L'iguana dalla lingua di fuoco
  • Die Bestie mit dem feurigen Atem

Iguana tongue limited Bookbox handnumbered

Iguana with the Tongue of Fire is a Italy/France/West Germany giallo by Riccardo Freda.
With Luigi Pistilli, Dagmar Lassander and Anton Diffring. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Banned by the BBFC for 1972 cinema release. Uncut in the US

Summary Review: Brutal Gaillo

In Dublin, a young woman is brutally murdered in her home by a maniac that throws acid in her face and then slits her throat with a razor. The Swiss Ambassador, who was the dead woman's lover, refuses to cooperate with the police due to his diplomatic immunity. John Norton, an ex-cop famed for his brutal working methods, is brought in to help and gets too deeply involved when he starts an affair with the Ambassador's beautiful step-daughter, Helen. Meanwhile, the brutal killings continue.

uncut
uncut
Germany flag ~92:00s Germany: Uncut for:

US: Uncut for:

banned
banned
rejected   UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1972 cinema release
Il Grido

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  • The Cry
BBFC uncut 12 cert 110:32s 1957 Italy drama by Michelangelo Antonioni

No BBFC cuts noted to the 2009 Eureka R2 DVD

cut BBFC 'A' Certificate   The BBFC cut the 1962 cinema release.

The submitted running time was noted as 116:15s = 111:36s

I'll Never Forget What's'isname

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  • I'll Never Forget What's 'is Name
  • Den tha xehaso pote t' onoma tou

Ill Never Forget Whatsisname DVD

I'll Never Forget What's'isname is a 1967 UK comedy drama by Michael Winner.
Starring Oliver Reed, Orson Welles and Carol White. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1967 X rated cinema release. Uncut and 15 rated for 2016 DVD. A notable censorship history in the US as the refused MPAA Seal of Approval is reported to have contributed to the end of the production code in favour of a rating system.

Summary Notes

Advertising golden boy Andrew Quint is fed up with his fabulously successful life. In very dramatic fashion, he quits his job to return to writing for a small literary magazine. He wants to leave his former life behind, going as far as saying good-bye to his wife and mistresses. He finds, however, that it's not so easy to escape the past.

BBFC uncut
uncut
15

MPAA
Unrated

94:41s

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong sex references, bloody images with previous BBFC cuts waived for: US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

From IMDb. The film was denied a MPAA seal of approval due to a scene between Oliver Reed and Carol White that implied oral sex. Universal distributed the film through a subsidiary that was not a signatory to the MPAA.

Along with a similar scene in Charlie Bubbles (1967), this helped to bring about the end of the Production Code and its replacement with a ratings system.

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
X pre 1970 submitted
98:39s
=94:42s
UK: Passed X (18) after compulsory cuts for:
  • 1967 cinema release titled I'll Never Forget What's 'is Name

From IMDb. The BBFC originally requested the complete removal of Josie's single use of the word 'fucking' for the film's cinema release. A compromise was reached between the censors and Michael Winner, and instead the word was partly obscured by the sound of a car horn.

Illicit Dreams

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49s 18 90:51s 1996 release by Andrew Stevens
Illusions of Sin

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56s 18 88:24s 1996 release

A scene in which an unidentified man molests a drugged woman has suffered lest it gives us ideas.

Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS

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Ilsa , She Wolf of the SS is a 1974 US/W Germany film by Don Edmonds.
With Dyanne Thorne, Gregory Knoph and Tony Mumolo.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1975 and 1976 cinema release. Not submitted since. Uncut and Unrated in the US

Summary Review : Brutal

This film takes place in a Nazi concentration camp dedicated to pseudo medical experimentation on its prisoners. Ilsa, the commandant is portrayed in ruthless fashion by the stunning Dyanne Thorne. Thorne designs and carries out the most excruciatingly painful and torturous experiments on her helpless victims.

Thorne is the essence of cruelty for cruelty's sake. Thorne is the screen's incarnation of pure evil. I can think of no other film that is as disturbing as this one. The explicit sadism portrayed in this film may or may not have actually occurred as depicted. But unthinkable sadism, torture, cruelty and debauchery did actually occur in Nazi camps.

This is an unbelievably difficult film to watch because the brutality depicted is extremely graphic. After viewing this film I was shocked and I had a feeling of just how brutal the Nazis actually were.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
X Rated
~96:00s
=~92:00s
Netherlands: Released uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

banned
banned
rejected   UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1976 cinema release
  • 1975 cinema release
Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks

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Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks is a 1976 Canada/US women in prison film by Don Edmonds.
With Dyanne Thorne, Max Thayer and Jerry Delony.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Banned by the BBFC from 1973 cinema release. Unbanned and uncut in 2013. The US R rated version is heavily cut for violence

Summary Review : Resplendent in khaki shorts

Dyanne Thorn returns in the storming sequel to She Wolf , and it seems to have been given a budget boost, as the setting moves to an Arabian oils sheik's kingdom in the middle of the desert, where Ilsa presides over his palace as right hand security guard and keeper of his harem of kidnapped beauties.

The film doesn't quite match the excesses of the first film in bad taste, and the camp comedy elements have all been increased, but there are still many gruesome scenes as the harem women are abused and tortured for various reasons, including a pretty revolting sub-plot to assassinate the sheik by deploying a bomb placed inside a woman's body that will detonate during sex!

Uniform fans will be pleased to see Ilsa resplendent in her khaki shorts and boots, but she does not have the same presence as in the previous film because she is herself punished at one point by despotic sheik, and its a shame to see that the film recycles her weakness of falling in love with a hunky American, which once again leads to her downfall.

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

93:03s UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex, nudity and scenes of sexualised violence for:
  • 2013 Lions Gate video

The BBFC commented in the Annual Report covering 2013:

  • Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks was refused a certificate when it was originally submitted to the BBFC in 1977. In 2013 it was submitted on video for DVD release and passed 18 without cuts. While there are scenes in which women are abused and experimented upon with a love machine , these now appear dated and unrealistic and do not raise credible harm concerns.

Netherlands: uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

mpaa cut
extensive cuts
MPAA R ~91:00s
 
US: The R Rated version is significantly cut for violence for:
  • 2012 Cheezy Flicks R0 DVD

From sexgoremutants.co.uk :

  • When Satin and Velvet deliver a death blow to their victim, the camera lingering over the victims' bloodied face and screams has been removed. A few minutes later a few frames have been removed when a bag of body parts are emptied out the harem floor.
  • In the teeth removal scene , shots of blood dripping onto feet as the little white tootsies hit the floor have been purged.
  • A full sequence of 1:11s is completely cut, ie the sadistic torture sequence in which a hapless whore's breasts are clamped in a medieval style vice.
  • Missing shots of ants eating into flesh
  • Omitted shots of a gouged eye socket
  • The most infamous scene of the movie (and arguably the whole ILSA series) the exploding dildo sequence suffered numerous snips. Most notably Ilsa inciting the inevitable carnage with her demands of faster and deeper have been removed along with various shots of the victim's moans of pleasure. Obviously the brief but potent shot of penetrated detonation itself simply skips to blood hitting for El Sharif's face.
banned
banned
rejected   UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1973 cinema release

Presumably there is a date error in the BBFC database as the ban is 3 years before the worldwide release

Ilsa the Wicked Warden

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  • Greta - Haus ohne Männer
  • Greta the Torturer
  • Greta, the Mad Butcher
  • Greta, the Sadist
  • Ilsa: Absolute Power
  • Wanda, the Wicked Warden

Ilsa Wicked Warden DVD US
 

Ilsa the Wicked Warden is a 1977 US/Germany/Switzerland women in prison film by Jesus Franco.
With Dyanne Thorne & Tania Busselier. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for DVD. In the US there is an uncut Unrated Version and a cut R rated versions

Summary Review: Sleaze Maintained

Ilsa, now a vicious warden, runs a mental-hospital for young women. A girl deliberately checks in to the hospital to find out what has happened to her sister who stayed there.

It's not like the plot is all that important; it serves merely as the most tenuous of threads with which Franco can tie together his usual penchant for nudity, depraved violence, and ham fisted dialogue. One thing is for certain: Ilsa, the Wicked Warden easily maintains the sleaze factor established in the first two films.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
X Rated
~94:15s US: Uncut and MPAA X Rated for:
MPAA
extensive cuts
MPAA
R Rated
84:17s US: Extensively cut and MPAA R Rated for:
  • 2012 Cheezy Flicks R0 DVD

See article from sexgoremutants.co.uk . All scenes including frontal nudity have been roughly excised, even where essential dialogue has fallen victim too. Non-nude sexual violence has been retained though.

BBFC cut
2:31s
18 87:52s UK: Passed 18 for very strong language, sex and violence after 2:31s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2004 Anchor Bay R2 DVD

The BBFC commented:

  • Cuts required to remove scenes of sadistic and sexualised violence

From IMDb:

  • Heavy edits to an extensive scene where male guards rape some of the prisoners in the clinic supposedly in the name of prisoner therapy.
  • Cuts to Ilsa whipping a chained naked woman
  • Cut scene of a naked woman being suffocated by Ilsa with a plastic bag.
Ilsa the Tigress of Siberia

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Ilsa Tigress Siberia Dyanne Thorne

Ilsa the Tigress of Siberia is a 1977 Canada horror by Jean LaFleur.
With Dyanne Thorne, Michel-René Labelle and Gilbert Beaumont. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Never submitted to the BBFC until 2013 when it was passed 18 uncut

Summary Review: Cold Hearted

Siberia 1953: Ilsa is now working in a Gulag prison camp. Her mission is to retrain the minds of those who don't agree with the communists. When Stalin dies, the camp closes down, Ilsa and the guards kill the prisoners and leave. Ilsa moves on to brothel keeping in Toronto. Her Russian past soon catches up with her.

Not as nasty as previous instalments. There's some gore, plenty of soft core sex and silly dialogue to keep the viewer entertained.

BBFC uncut
uncut
18 91:49s UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex, nudity and gory images for:
  • 2013 Lions Gate video

The 4th film in the Ilsa series wasn't previously submitted to the BBFC. Distributors had probably given up trying after so much censorship hassle with the other Ilsa films

Netherlands : Uncut for:

I'm a Porn Star

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I'm a Porn Star is a 2013 Canada / USA gay comedy biography by Charlie David.
Starring Rafael Alencar, Mark Bessenger and Laurie Betito. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

I'm a Porn Star follows the lives of guys in the neighborhood who are likely a lot more famous than you - at least on the Internet. There are an estimated 370 million pornographic websites on-line. Porn is now a thirteen BILLION dollar business. So who's doing all this moonlighting? Turns out -- probably some people you know.

soft
2:21s
18 80:13s UK: Passed 18 for strong sex, nudity, sex references after 2:21s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2014 Tla Releasing R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 29th September 2014
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove a number of shots showing explicit pornography in order to achieve an 18 classification. An uncut R18 classification was available.
I'm Not Feeling Myself Tonight

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  • Sex Ray
  • The Love Ray

Not Feeling Myself Tonight DVD

BBFC uncut 18 79:46s 1976 UK sex comedy by Joseph McGrath

No BBFC cuts listed for the 2009 Sound & Media DVD.

The running time suggests that this version is probably uncut

The region 2 DVD is available at UK Amazon

BBFC uncut

pre-cut

18 60:37s There were no BBFC cuts to the 1986 Stablecane video but it was clearly pre-cut
BBFC
2:18s
X cert 81:13s
=77:58s
The BBFC cut the 1975 cinema release by 2:18s

The submitted running time was noted as 83:31s = 80:11s

Image of Bruce Lee

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  • Meng nan da zei yan zhi hu
2s 18 88:47s 1978 Hong Kong martial arts film by Yeung Kuen

Cut when submitted in 1990

Immoral Tales Immoral Tales is a 1974 France romance by Walerian Borowczyk.

Uncut in the UK

Immoral Women Immoral Women is a 1979 France erotic drama by Walerian Borowczyk

See Three Immoral Women

Immortals  

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Immortals Henry Cavill

 

Uncut at:
R1 DVD at UK Amazon RA Blu-ray at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
uncut
uncut
MPAA
R Rated
~110:00s
=~105:00s
Immortals is a 2011 US fantasy by Tarsem Singh
With Luke Evans and Henry Cavill. YouTube icon IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC
9s
15 cert 105:57s UK: Passed 15 for strong bloody violence after BBFC cuts for category for:
  • 2012 Universal R0 Blu-ray/DVD
  • 2012 Universal Steelbook 2D/3D R0 Blu-ray
  • 2012 Universal R2 DVD
  • 2011 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

Company chose to make cuts to reduce violence in order to achieve a 15 classification. Cuts included:

  • removal of the bloody focus on a throat being cut

  • reducing the focus on young women dying, having been burnt

  • reducing the focus on eye gouging

  • removing the shot of a beheading, and

  • reducing some focus on large splashes of blood resulting from characters being killed.

An uncut 18 classification was available.

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

The Imp

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  • Sorority Babes in the Slime Bowl-a-Rama

Sorority Babes in the Slime Bowl-a-Rama

1:09s 18 74:54s 1988 US film by David Decocteau

The video was cut when submitted in 1988

Thanks to Bleach on the Melon Farmers Forum :

  • At 8.5 mins-Close up of two different women`s buttocks hit with bat and rear views of spanking which follows were removed.
  • at 63 mins-all sight of woman with raised whip advancing on naked cowering woman and impending blow with studded bat which follows were removed.

The uncut region 0 DVD is available at US Amazon

Review from Amazon US :

I watched this film because I enjoy camp movies for what they are. The problem that this movie has is, that while it tries to be a campy, cult film (a bit too hard, judging from the title), it commits the unforgivable sin of being boring. This movie had me begging for the end to arrive. Avoid this film at all costs. It has no redeeming features of any sort. (OK, the girls are fairly attractive; but you will quickly forget that as the pain of the film begins.)

The Importance of Being Sexy

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  • Loving and Laughing
  • The Hippie Girls
The Importance of Being Sexy is a 1971 Canada sex comedy by John Sole (as J Johnson).
Starring André Lawrence, Mignon Elkins and Michèle Mercure. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1972 cinema release

Summary Notes

Quebec sex farce about a straitlaced young man who spends time in a commune, while a hippie takes his place as a French tutor for a rich family's daughter.

BBFC cut
cut
X cert   UK: Passed X after compulsory BBFC cuts for:
  • 1972 cinema release titled The Importance of Being Sexy
  • 1972 cinema release titled Loving and Laughing
  • 1972 cinema release titled The Hippie Girls
Impostor

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Impostor DVD Gary Sinise

Impostor is a 2001 USA action Sci-Fi thriller by Gary Fleder.
With Gary Sinise, Madeleine Stowe and Vincent D'Onofrio. YouTube icon   BBFC link IMDb

The Theatrical Version was cut for a US PG-13 versions. The uncut Director's Cut is R rated

Summary Notes

Originally a 30 minute portion for an anthology film, Impostor was retooled into a full length feature film. Based on the Philip K. Dick short story of the same name, it follows the lead character Spencer Olham's quest to regain his identity after being suspected as an alien android, in an future Earth at war with aliens that use the androids as bombs to destroy their enemies homeworlds.

uncut
Director's Cut
15 cert

MPAA
R Rated

98:09s UK: The Director's Cut was p assed 15 uncut for: US: The Director's Cut is MPAA R rated for:
BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut

15 cert

MPAA
PG-13

91:43s UK: The Cut Theatrical Versions was passed 15 uncut for:
  • 2002 Metrodome R2 DVD
  • 2002 cinema release

The film was extensively cut for a US PG-13 rating. See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

Imraa Hazet Arch Misr 16s 12 cert 143:49s 1996 release
In a Glass Cage In a Glass Cage is a 1987 Spain drama by Agustí Villaronga.

See:

In My Father's Den

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1:56s 15 cert 120:14s   2004 New Zealand/UK mystery film by Brad McGann

The BBFC cut the 2005 cinema release and 2008 Optimum DVD for a 15 rating. The distributor chose to remove a scene which showed consensual asphyxiation in a sexual context in order to achieve a '15'. An uncut '18' was available to the distributor.

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

  • The missing scene is where Paul picks up a women in the bar and they return to his room for sex. The woman uses a belt to consensually suffocate Paul, but this eventually spooks the woman and she leaves
In Secret

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  • Therese
In Secret (aka Therese) is a 2013 USA crime thriller by Charlie Stratton.
With Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Felton and Jessica Lange. YouTube icon IMDb

Summary Notes

Set in the lower echelons of 1860s Paris, Therese Raquin, a sexually repressed beautiful young woman, is trapped into a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille, by her domineering aunt, Madame Raquin. Therese spends her days confined behind the counter of a small shop and her evenings watching Madame play dominoes with an eclectic group. After she meets her husband's alluring friend, Laurent, she embarks on an illicit affair that leads to tragic consequences.

  MPAA
R rated
  US: An edited version titled In Secret was rated R for sexual content and brief violent images in December 2013.
  MPAA
R rated
  US: The original version titled Therese was rated R for sexual content and brief violent images in September 2013.
In the Cut

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  • En carne viva
uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

113:52s In the Cut is a 2003 Australia/USA/UK erotic thriller by Jane Campion.
With Meg Ryan, Mark Ruffalo and Jennifer Jason Leigh. IMDb

UK: The Unrated Director's Edition was passed 18 uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

The movie features a realistic looking explicit blow job that the film makers have said is faked using a prosthetic penis.

MPAA
37s
MPAA
R Rated
  There is also a US R Rated version to avoid where the sex scenes are cut by 37s.
In the Doghouse

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  • Alles dreht sich um den Hund
In the Doghouse is a 1962 UK comedy drama by Darcy Conyers.
Starring Leslie Phillips, Peggy Cummins and Hattie Jacques. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for a U rated 1962 cinema release. Presumably the cuts persisted for the U rated 2016 DVD.
BBFC cut
category cuts

best available
best
available

U

U pre 1970

88:35s

cinema
submitted
93:15s
=89:31s
UK: Presumably the cut cinema version was passed U for mild slapstick, innuendo for without further BBFC cuts for:

UK: Passed U after BBFC category cuts for:

  • 1962 cinema release
In the Electric Mist

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uncut
uncut
15 cert 112:21s In the Electric Mist is a 2009 USA/France crime drama mystery thriller by Bertrand Tavernier.
With Tommy Lee Jones, John Goodman and Peter Sarsgaard. YouTube icon IMDb

UK: The Director's Cut/Long Version/Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for:

  • 2010 High Fliers video (unreleased)

Sweden: The Director's Cut is uncut for:

BBFC uncut 15 cert 98:04s UK: The Theatrical Version/Producer's Cut was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2010 High Fliers R2 DVD.
In the Line of Duty

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  • In the Line of Duty 4
  • Wong gaa si ze IV - Zik gik zing jan

The Line Duty Ultra Force

See trailer from youtube.com

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
R Rated

91:26s In the Line of Duty is a 1989 Hong Kong action crime film by Woo-ping Yuen.
With Cynthia Khan, Donnie Yen and Michael Wong. IMDb

UK: Both the English and Cantonese language versions were passed 18 uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

Summary Review: Masterpiece of the Genre

Two detectives who are up to their necks in trouble and in each other's face, as they try to shut down a drug-trafficking scheme that could be connected ti international organized crime.

Director Yuen Woo-ping presents the viewer with a roller-coaster ride of top action set-pieces and amazing acrobatics that show off his stars' skills to great effect. Khan is easy on the eye, but deadly in a fight. Yen is also on fine form, performing more than his fair share of life-threatening action.

Throw in some great motorcycle-fu, loads of energetic gun fights, a sword fight or two, and good support from both Yat Chor Yuen and Michael Won, and the result is a hugely enjoyable masterpiece of the genre.

BBFC
36s
18 89:14s UK: The Cantonese language version was passed 18 after 36s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1990 Videosino VHS
BBFC
18s
18 90:40s UK: The English language version was passed 18 after 18s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1990 VPD VHS
In the Line of Fire

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In the Line of Fire is a 1993 USA action crime mystery by Wolfgang Petersen.
With Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich and Rene Russo. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for cinema release, VHS and DVD, then uncut for Blu-ray. Uncut in the US

Promotional Material

Ever since he failed to save the life of President John F. Kennedy in the 1963 Dealey Plaza assassination, secret service agent Frank Horrigan (Clint Eastwood) has had to live with the guilty feeling that maybe things would have been different if he had reacted more quickly. Thirty years after the event, when the U.S. President begins receiving death threats, Horrigan investigates and finds the culprit to be master-of-disguise Mitch Leary (John Malkovich). However, a simple arrest is out of the question, for Leary knows about Horrigan's weakness and is determined to use it against him in a lethal game of cat and mouse.

Cutting Edge: Quick Trims

Cutting Edge Quick Trims logo

cutting_edge_in_the_line_of_fire.gif

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uncut
15 cert

MPAA
R rated

123:20s UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence and language with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

BBFC cut
category cuts
8-10s
15 cert 123:14s UK: Passed 15 after 8-10s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2005 UCA R2 DVD
  • 2002 Sony R2 DVD
  • 1994 Columbia/Tri-Star VHS

Cuts of 8-10s apply to both 1993 cinema and 1994 Columbia/TriStar video versions. The same cuts spec was implemented slightly differently for different versions. From IMDb :

  • Removed close-ups of the plastic bag over Al's head during the opening sequence.
  • The bullet impact has been removed from Frank's 1st shooting of a bad guy.
  • Frank's shooting of the second bad guy on the boat is also cut - but only on widescreen prints - to remove the blood cloud. On the VHS pan and scan version, the blood impact happens off-screen.
  • The assault on the banker's housemate has been cut from the DVD as well, but remains in the VHS video with a toned-down impact sound. Shortly after this, the two neck breaks have been removed completely, despite the BBFC only requesting sound cuts.

Thanks to Martin, May 2008: Breaks Back

I noticed during Friday's late night TV showing (00:50) of the Clint Eastwood film In the Line of Fire on ITV 2 that the previously cut scene of John Malkovich killing the bank teller and her room-mate at their home was uncut. This meant the fairly graphic depiction of 2 neck-breaks, sound effects included.
In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

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  • Schwerter des Königs - Dungeon Siege

In the name of the King Blu-ray

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uncut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

155:36s 2007 Germany/Canada/US action film by Uwe Boll

The Director's Cut was passed 15 uncut for the 2010 Metrodome Blu-ray

This is more than just a version adding back bits removed for the US PG-13, more a total rework of the film. (And an improvement on the poorly received theatrical cut)

See version differences from movie-censorship.com

The uncut US Blu-ray is available at US Amazon
The uncut US Blu-ray is available via UK Amazon

BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut

12 cert

MPAA
PG-13

121:37s

 

The Theatrical Version was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for the 2008 Metrodome DVD
In the Realm of the Senses

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  • Ai No Corrida
  • Ai No Korida
  • L'Empire des sens
  • The Realm of the Senses

Realm Senses Double Play Blu ray

In the Realm of the Senses is a 1976 French/Japanese erotic film by Nagisa Oshima.
With Tatsuya Fuji, Eiko Matsuda and Aoi Nakajima. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
There's a longer Theatrical Version and a (preferred) shorter Producers Cut. Historically 10s have been deleted from all versions until the cuts were waived by the BBFC in 2011.

See article from bbfc.co.uk : Censorship History

Cut for early releases via Cinema Clubs

The film was first shown here at the 1976 London Film Festival, where it won the critic's prize, before being acquired by the Gate Cinema in Notting Hill. At the time, the BBFC's Secretary, James Ferman, expressed the informal view that the film would require very heavy cuts to its more explicit sexual details before it could be awarded an X certificate. Any such cuts were likely to be very damaging to what was already a critically acclaimed film, from an established director.

Ferman therefore suggested that it would be preferable to show the film, without cuts, to members of private cinema clubs rather than approach the BBFC for a formal classification decision. Nonetheless, Ferman suggested that the film should not be opened, even under club conditions, until after the Obscene Publications Act (OPA) had been extended to include films (by the Criminal Law Act in 1977).

This, he believed, would allow the film to benefit from the requirement in the OPA that publications must be judged as a whole and that a defense of artistic merit was permitted.

Even then, one scene was edited before the film opened at the Gate Cinema Club in 1978, as a result of further legal advice. The cut was to remove a scene in which an adult woman tugs a young boy's penis, which seemed likely to constitute an indecent image of a child under the terms of the newly introduced Protection of Children Act.

In this slightly censored version the film continued to be shown for a number of years, without a BBFC certificate, in cinema clubs.

Cut for BBFC approved 1991 cinema release

The first attempt at reframing was considered unacceptably crude and damaging to the film. Therefore the scene was reworked in a specialist lab, using a more gradual zoom into the characters' faces.

At the time, the BBFC was also asked whether it would consider granting an 18 certificate for video release. However, given the greater likelihood of the film falling into the hands of children, or being viewed in parts rather than as a whole, the BBFC was unconvinced that the film's immunity to prosecution would be as strong on video. At the time, explicit sex was not permitted even at the R18 category and The Realm of the Senses was therefore regarded as better suited to cinema screenings where the circumstances of viewing were more able to be controlled

Cut for 2000 VHS

In 2000, the BBFC was again asked to look at the film for DVD release. By this time sexual portrayals at the 18 level had become gradually more explicit and recent public surveys had shown that the public felt the BBFC could afford to be more relaxed about sex for adults. Therefore, following on from recent decisions on films like The Idiots and Romance, The Realm of the Senses was passed 18 uncut for video and DVD release, subject once again to the optical reframing of one scene [showing a boy's penis being yanked].

Uncut for 2011 DVD/Blu-ray

The BBFC reconsidered the scene in which an adult woman briefly tugs a young boy's penis. The Board concluded that the tugging of the penis does not occur in a sexual context and is in no way sexualised. This scene was optically reframed or deleted on previous releases but was not considered to be indecent under the terms of the Protection of Children Act 1978 as currently applied. And so the scene was restored intact for this release.

uncut
Producer's Cut
18

MPAA
Unrated

97:51s UK: The Producers Cut was passed 18 uncut with all BBFC cuts waived for:
  • 2011 Optimum Online
  • 2011 Optimum RB Blu-ray + R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon

The BBFC commented:

  • Contains strong real sex, bloody mutilation and sexual fetish theme.
     
  • In the Realm of the Senses contains... a scene in which an adult woman briefly tugs a young boy's penis. However, the tugging of the penis does not occur in a sexual context and is in no way sexualised. This scene was optically reframed or deleted on previous releases but was not considered to be indecent under the terms of the Protection of Children Act 1978 as currently applied. And so has been restored intact for this release.

US: The Producers Cut is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC cut
Producer's Cut
10s
18

pre-cert VHS

MPAA
NC-17

97:39s UK: The Producer's Cut was passed 18 after a 10s cut for:
  • 2009 BFI cinema release
  • 2007 Nouveaux Oshima Boxset R2 DVD
  • 2000 Nouveaux R2 DVD
UK: The Producer's Cut, with just the child indecency cut, was released for:
  • 1982 Virgin VHS
However the source used was missing 8s through print damage at reel changes
US: The Producer's Cut was rated NC-17 after 10s of cuts.
  • The scene with the boy's penis has been completely deleted

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com. This Producer's Cut is missing about 6:22s of dialogue and narrative scenes compared with the Theatrical Version:

  • At 18:38s, scene cut short by 1:13s
  • At 28:32s, 14 second shot of couple's faces during sex missing
  • At 1:03:22s, entire 1 minute 56 second scene (dialogue) missing
  • At 1:10:12s, scene cut short by 38 seconds
  • At 1:32:30s, scene cut short by 1 minute 4 seconds
  • At 1:38:10s, beginning of scene (1 minute 2 seconds) missing
  • At 34:38s, there is an additional shot lasting 12s not present in the cinema version
cut
Theatrical Version
~10s
18

No Cert

108:24s
=104:04s
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 after 10s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1991 cinema release

UK: The Theatrical Version was released with 10s of pre-cuts for:

  • cinema club release

The cuts were:

  • an image of an underage boy's penis being yanked has been edited. Originally removed and later cut by the BBFC via reframing. 10s of footage has been so altered. All of the hardcore imagery is intact.
In with the Flynns: Season 1 Episode 4: Wild at Heart

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In with the Flynns: Wild at Heart is a UK TV comedy by Dominic Brigstocke.
With Will Mellor, Warren Clarke and Niky Wardley. IMDb
uncut
uncut
12 cert 28:00s UK: The Unedited Version was passed 12 uncut for:
  • 2012 2 Entertain video
BBFC uncut 12 cert 27:50s UK: The Edited Version was passed 12 uncut for:
  • 2012 2 Entertain video
The Inbetweeners Movie  

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The Inbetweeners Movie is a 2011 UK comedy by Ben Palmer.
With James Buckley, Blake Harrison and Joe Thomas. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Category cuts were required for a 15 rated cinema release. The film was uncut and 18 rated for DVD/Blu-ray. There also exists and 18 rated extended version.
uncut
Writer's Cut
18 97:04s UK: The Extended Version/Writers Cut was passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2011 Channel 4 [Uncut theatrical + Extended] R2 DVD / RB Blu-ray] Combo at UK Amazon

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com . The Writer's Cut provides an extra 3:50s of uncontentious material that is not essential but worth having.

uncut
uncut
Theatrical
18 93:06s UK: The Uncut UK Theatrical version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2011 Channel 4 [Uncut theatrical + Extended] R2 DVD / RB Blu-ray Combo at UK Amazon
BBFC cut
15s advised
cuts
 
15 cert 92:51s UK: The Cut UK Theatrical version was passed 15 after 15s of BBFC suggested cuts for category which were implemented for:
  • 2011 Channel 4 R2 DVD
  • 2011 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

The Inbetweeners Movie was originally seen by the BBFC in an unfinished version. The company was informed that the film was likely to receive an 18 classification but the preferred 15 classification could be achieved by making cuts in four scenes. These were:
  • to remove an aggressive use of very strong language,
  • to remove a particularly crude verbal sex reference (to urolagnia)
  • and to reduce the explicitness of two scenes of sexual activity (one of self-fellatio and one of masturbation).

When the completed version of the film was submitted, the aggressive use of very strong language had been redubbed, the crude verbal sex reference had been removed, and the strong scenes of sexual activity had been reduced, by a mixture of cutting and reframing. The film was therefore classified 15 without further cuts.

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com :

  • A scene showing Neil pleasuring an elderly dancer partner has been reframed above the waist and the woman's moans have been muted.
  • A scene showing a male stripper self fellating and with a naked butt has been reframed to lose the detail.
  • You're not fucking all right anywhere, you scrawny little cunt, was substituted by You're not fucking all right anywhere, you scrawny little shit.
  • The following dialogue was deleted from a conversation at a party:
    Richard: I was DJing at this techno club, right? And this mental emo bird comes over to me and says, I want you to piss on me and then fuck me. So I pissed all over her. Neil: And then fucked her? Richard: No, she was covered in piss!
The Inbetweeners 2

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Inbetweeners 2 DVD Simon Bird

 
The Inbetweeners 2 is a 2014 UK comedy by Damon Beesley and Iain Morris.
Starring Simon Bird, James Buckley and Blake Harrison. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
BBFC advised category cuts were made for a 15 rated cinema and home video release. The cuts have continued to all worldwide releases so far.

Promotional Material

University life is not all it's cracked up to be. Will is finding it difficult to make friends at Bristol and Simon is struggling to cope in his relationship with Lucy. When Neil and Simon visit Will for an uneventful weekend they make the decision to travel to Australia to meet up with Jay who is having the time of his life on a mental gap year of sun, surf and sex. Or so he claims.

Once in Oz, the boys discover Jay's tales of wild times and super-stardom in Sydney aren't quite true. What a surprise! Will convinces them to embark on a real travelling experience and then the holiday really begins. There's unintentional proposals, singing round the camp fire, disgrace at a water park and a trip into the outback... will they survive ?

BBFC cut
advised
category
cuts
15 cert 91:57s UK: Passed 15 for very strong nudity, sex references, very strong language after BBFC advised category cuts were implemented for:

The BBFC commented:

This film was previously seen for advice. The company was advised the film was likely to be classified 18 but that their preferred 15 could be achieved by making reductions to two scenes involving crude humour.

The BBFC further commented in the Annual Report covering 2014:

During postproduction, the distributor sought advice on how to secure their preferred 15 classification. The BBFC advised changes should be made to two scenes featuring strong nudity in a crudely humorous context.

Maybe the cut scenes tried to find their way back on to the disk as Deleted Scenes. But the BBFC were having none of it. The DVD/Blu-ray extra entitled Deleted Scenes was cut by 19m 54s. The BBFC explained:

Distributor chose to reduce the number of uses of very strong language and to reduce the detail in a scene in which one character urinates on another. Cuts were made in line with BBFC Guidelines and policy in order to achieve a 15 rating. An uncut 18 was available.

The same cut version has been used for all worldwide release, though the cut material is available as DVD extras and has made it on to Australian disks.

The Incident

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The Incident is a 1967 USA crime drama by Larry Peerce.
Starring Victor Arnold, Robert Bannard and Beau Bridges. BBFC link IMDb
Banned by the BBFC for 1968 cinema release. Passed 12 uncut for 2014 DVD.

Summary Notes

Stark melodrama about two thrill seeking tough guys who terrorize late-night passengers on a New York City train. The random victims are more concerned with their own problems than helping each other and pray that they won't be next. But it's going to take a lot more than prayer to end this nightmare of fear and violence. Film debut of both Martin Sheen and Tony Musante as the hoodlums.

uncut
uncut
12 cert 95:24s UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate threat, violence, discriminatory language, sex references for:
banned
banned
rejected   UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1968 cinema release

The film was submitted twice but to no avail and the ban stood.

The Incredible 2-headed Transplant

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The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant is a 1971 USA Sci-Fi horror by Anthony M Lanza.
Starring Bruce Dern, Pat Priest and Casey Kasem. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1971 release. Also originally cut in the US for a GP rating. Later uncut and R rated.

Summary Notes

Dr. Roger Girard is a rich scientist conducting experiments on head transplantation. His caretaker has a son, Danny, who, although fully grown, has the mind of child. One day an escaped psycho-killer invades Girard's home, killing Danny's father before being gunned down himself. With the maniac dying and Danny deeply unsettled by his father's death, Dr. Girard decides to take the final step and transplant the killer's head onto Danny's body. Of course, things go horribly wrong and the two-headed creature escapes to terrorize the countryside.

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uncut
MPAA R ~87:00s US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
mpaa cut
cut
MPAA
GP
  US: Cut for a GP rated thatrical release

From IMDb. Previously cut for a GP rating:

  • Most notably the death of the retarded man's father with a shot of his bloody head from the garden rake and
  • the murder of the biker has additional hits and shots of bikers face being bloody from the chain beating by the creature.
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
X submitted
87:51s
=84:20s
UK: Passed X (18) after compulsory cuts for:
  • 1971 cinema release
Indecent Behaviour 3

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1:07s 18 95:01s 1996 release by Kelley Cauthen
Independence Day

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Independence Day is a 1996 USA action Sci-Fi adventure by Roland Emmerich.
Starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
The film exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Version.

Promotional Material

Experience the original Oscar-Winning* sci-fi epic that launched a new era in blockbuster filmmaking with this newly restored edition. Director Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin join forces with an all-star cast that includes Will Smith, JeffGoldblum and Bill Pullman. When powerful aliens launch an all-out invasion, the world’s only hope lies in uniting for one last strike to save mankind.*1996, Independence Day, Visual Effects (Volker Engel, Douglas Smith, Clay Pinney, Joseph Viskocil) This 2-disc Blu-ray Edition includes newly restored Extended and Theatrical Cuts of the film, as well as an all-new out-of-this-world retrospective that will have you cheering for victory.
uncut
Extended Version
12A

12 cert

MPAA PG-13

147:13s UK: Passed 12A uncut for sustained moderate threat, violence for:
  • 2016 cinema release

UK: The Extended Version/Special Edition was passed 12 uncut for:

  • 2016 20th Century Fox [Theatrical + Extended Versions] Anniversary Edition RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2004 20th Century Fox R2 DVD
  • 2001 20th Century Fox 2 Disc Special Edition (with Theatrical + Special Versions) R2 DVD at UK Amazon

US: The US release features Theatrical + Special Versions and is MPAA PG-13 Rated for:

  • 2016 20th Century Fox [Theatrical + Extended Versions] Anniversary Edition RA Blu-ray at US Amazon

  • 2003 20th Century Fox R1 DVD at US Amazon

The additional material is uncontentious plot but is given the thumbs up in pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

uncut
Theatrical Version 
12 cert

MPAA PG-13

138:48s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 12 uncut for
  • 2016 20th Century Fox [Theatrical + Extended Versions] Anniversary Edition RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2016 20th Century Fox [Theatrical Version only] Anniversary Edition R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2007 20th Century Fox R2 DVD
  • 2001 20th Century Fox 2 Disc Special Edition with Theatrical + Special Versions R2 DVD
  • 1998 20th Century Fox VHS
  • 1996 cinema release
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is a 1984 US action adventure by Steven Spielberg.
With Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw and Jonathan Ke Quan. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut for a PG rated cinema release and home video until 2008. An uncut 12 rated version was released in 2012. In the US was controversially PG rated. A decision said to have spurred the introduction of the PG-13.

uncut
uncut
12 cert

MPAA
PG

118:24s
=113:40s
UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate violence and fantasy horror with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
  • 2012 Paramount Indiana Jones Complete Adventures R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon

US: Uncut and MPAA PG Rated for:

The American decision to rate the film PG caused huge controversy in the US at the time.  In fact, the controversy over the PG rating (which was seen by many as the MPAA caving in to Spielberg and corporate pressure) was largely responsible for the introduction of the PG-13 certificate. 

BBFC cut
1:06s
PG cert 112:17s UK: Passed PG after 1:06s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2008 Paramount R2 DVD
  • 2003 Paramount Trilogy R2 DVD
  • 1992 CIC VHS
  • 1986 CIC VHS
  • 1984 cinema release

The BBFC cuts list for the film reads:

  • In sacrificial Thuggee ceremony, remove entirely the tearing out of the young victim's heart, and reduce sight of it in High Priest's hand to one establishing shot only as he turns, having siezed it as if by magic
  • All later shots of the pulsating heart must be removed except the final one when it burst into flames
  • Greatly reduce terror of victim as he is lowered into fiery vortex, removing all prolonged camera emphasis on his screams as cage slowly descends by cutting away as soon as he disappears through trap door, after which his death must be over as soon as possible
  • Reduce forced drinking of blood and brutal whipping of Indiana, and remove entirely the flogging of Shortie
  • Reduce the line "leave him alone, you bastards!" to simply "leave him alone!"
  • Also remove from the soundtrack Indiana's cries of agony as he writhes on ledge after drinking blood
  • Remove close shots of Willie screaming as she is locked in cage and lowered towards the fire and reduce her sobs on the soundtrack and the sight of her suspended over flames.
  • Greatly reduce fight between Indiana and overseer, removing in particular heavy punches to back, chest, and head, and reduce bone-crunching sound effects of all impact blows so they approximate to the sounds associated with old-fashioned fisticuffs
  • Reduce the sequence where Indiana's cries out as his voodoo doll is burned in flames
  • When Shortie burns the guard's chest with the torch, remove the sound of flesh scalding
  • Also reduce to minimum sight of blood on roller after overseer's death.
  • Continue to reduce violence on soundtrack, including screams of real pain as fight leads into final chase in the mine car
  • Also reduce sounds of punches to High Priest's head on banging end of rope bridge
  • Remove sight of High Priest's head cracking against rock face as he falls, and remove sounds of his body bouncing off the cliff twice more before he hits the water

Note, the Leave him alone you bastards line is heard in the 'behind the scenes' documentary on the recently re-released tape, although the line is still cut in the main film!

BBC broadcasts have also been the cut version. The BBC in fact consulted with the BBFC to ensure that they showed the officially sanctioned cut version.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is a 1989 USA action adventure by Steven Spielberg.
With Harrison Ford, Sean Connery and Alison Doody. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

The film suffered a trivial cut after the initial cinema release to remove the word 'jewish'.

Summary Notes

When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones must follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis.

uncut
uncut 
PG cert 121:27s UK: Passed PG without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2013 cinema release
  • 1992 CIC VHS
  • 1990 CIC VHS

See article from dvdcompare.net . In the initial theatrical release Walter Donovan points to a Chest of Gold Items and says to the Sultan of Hatay: donated by the finest Jewish families in Germany. In all subsequent releases, the word Jewish has been edited out of the dialogue.

uncut
uncut
PG cert 126:46s
=121:42s
UK: Passed PG uncut for:
  • 1989 cinema release
Infernal Affairs III

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  • Infernal Affairs: End Inferno 3
  • Mou gaan dou III: Jung gik mou gaan
uncut
uncut
15 cert 113:04s 2003 Hong Kong/China police film by Wai-keung Lau & Alan Mak.
With Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Andy Lau and Leon Lai. IMDb

The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for:

There is a Hong Kong Theatrical Version that is 10 minutes shorter, but the missing plot makes it confusing. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

Inferno

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  • Dario Argento's Inferno
  • Infierno

Inferno Blu ray Daria Nicolodi
 

Uncut version is available at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon Blu-ray at UK Amazon
R0 DVD at US Amazon RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
Inferno is a 1980 Italy horror by Dario Argento.
With Leigh McCloskey, Irene Miracle and Eleonora Giorgi. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for cinema which was released on VHS and became a video nasty. Cut on 1987 VHS but uncut on UK DVD since 2010. Uncut in the US

Summary Review: My own favourite

This is my own favourite Argento movie, but if you try and work out the plot it will drive you nuts. It's best viewed as a dark and incredibly gory fairytale and companion-piece to Suspiria.

Irene Miracle becomes curious about the history of the old New York mansion block where she lives. Big mistake, but oh forget the logic. Just lap up the marvellous set-pieces: a swim through an underwater apartment (why is it flooded? don't even ask!), a witchy teenager and a cat who materialise during a music tutorial, a slasher murder set to the Slave's Chorus from Nabucco, a rat attack in Central Park.

The soundtrack is an audacious blend of Verdi and Keith Emerson. Sheer bliss.

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

102:16s UK: Passed 18 uncut with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2015 Blue Underground Dario Argento Collection (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2011 Blue Underground R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2011 Blue Underground Special Edition R0 DVD at US Amazon
  • 2007 Blue Underground R0 DVD
BBFC cut
20s
18 101:28s UK: Passed 18 after 20 of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1993 Fox VHS

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

  • 2s cut as Sacha Pitoeff beats a cat against the side of a chair.
  • 3 shots totalling 19s are cut of a cat eating a mouse.

Shown uncut on Zone Horror at the time

BBFC cut
28s
18 101:37s UK: Passed 18 after 28s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 1987 Film & Video VHS

  uncut
uncut
Video Nasty 102:08s UK: Released uncut on pre-cert video for:
  • 1983 20th Century Fox VHS
  • 1982 20th Century Fox VHS

The video which was listed as a video nasty in August 1984. It was dropped from the list in September 1985.

BBFC cut
cut
X cert 106:15s
=102:00s
UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1980 cinema release

The Infiltrator

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18s 18 88:15s 1996 release by John Mackenzie
The Informers

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  • The Snout
  • Underworld Informers
BBFC uncut 12 cert 100:19s The Informers is a 1963 UK crime drama by Ken Annakin.
With Nigel Patrick, Margaret Whiting and Katherine Woodville. IMDb

UK: an unknown version was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for:

BBFC
cut
X cert submitted
104:35s
=100:24s
 
UK: Passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1963 cinema release titled The Informers
  • 1963 cinema release titled The Snout
Inga: I Love Lust

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  • Inga
  • Jag - en oskuld

The Inga Collection Joseph Sarno

See trailer from youtube.com

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~96:00s Inga is a 1968 Sweden/US erotic drama by Joe Sarno.
With Marie Liljedahl, Monica Strömmerstedt and Thomas Ungewitter. IMDb

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

Summary Review:

Inga, a 17 year-old, is sent to live with a scheming aunt who wants her to become mistress of her rich neighbour. She falls for a common young man instead.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
X Rated
80:13s
 
US: The shortened US Version is MPAA X Rated.
BBFC
cut
X cert submitted
80:13s
 
UK: The US Version was passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1970 cinema release
Inglourious Basterds

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uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
R Rated

146:32s Inglourious Basterds is a 2009 USA/Germany adventure drama war by Quentin Tarantino.
With Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger and Eli Roth. IMDb

UK: The International Version was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence for:

UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for:

  • 2009 Universal Video
  • 2009 cinema release

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

The Theatrical and International Versions differ only in using a different mix of spoken language and subtitles

Innocent Blood

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  • A French Vampire in America

 

BBFC uncut 15 cert 110:13s 1992 US horror by John Landis.
With Anne Parillaud, Anthony LaPaglia and Robert Loggia. IMDb

The Unrated Version was passed 15 uncut for:

  • 1995 Warner VHS
  • 1993 Warner VHS

There is also an Extended German Version. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut

15 cert

MPAA
R Rated

112:41s
=108:11s
The US Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1992 cinema release

The following cuts are reported in an article from cosmos.net.au

  • An early scene shows Marie biting a chunk of flesh out of Sallie's neck. This has been substituted for a more harmless bite.
  • The fact that LaPaglia hand-cuffs Parillaud before engaging in simulated sex with her was of primary concern to the MPAA. Landis was most vocal that the MPAA made him cut the sex scene for domestic release in the US
  • Strippers dancing in front of Sallie have been dropped from the R Rated Version
  • One shot Landis had to trim featured LaPaglia jamming a gun into a vampire gangster's mouth and pulling the trigger. The back of the vampire's head flipped up a little - no blood, no brains.
  • A shot of Sallie on fire has been deleted.
An Innocent Man       1933 US western by Armand Schaefer.

See Sagebrush Trail

Innocent Voices

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  • Voces inocentes
cut 12A cert   2004 Mexico/US/Puerto Rico drama by Luis Mandoki

Cut in 2006 with the following BBFC comment: Company chose to remove strong expletive in order to attain a 12A category An uncut '15' was available.

Inseminoid

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  • Planet Terror
  • Horror Planet

Inseminoid DVD Robin Clarke

Inseminoid is a 1981 UK horror sci-fi thriller by Norman J. Warren.
With Robin Clarke, Jennifer Ashley and Stephanie Beacham. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
No censor cuts although a shortened version was released in UK cinemas. The video was seized by police during the video nasties moral panic.

Summary Notes

A group of scientists are working in a lab located on a distant planet. One of them, Sandy, is attacked, raped and impregnated by a monstrous creature. She then begins to stalk her colleagues one by one, killing them and drinking their blood.

uncut
uncut
15 cert

18

MPAA R
MPAA

88:16s UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong, bloody violence for:
  • 2005 Anchor Bay R2 DVD
UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 1999 Sovereign/Stonevision/Quantum Leap R0 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1992 Vipco VHS
  • 1987 Allied Vision VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

BBFC uncut

cut
shortened

X cert 92:26s
=88:44s
UK: A shortened Version was passed X (18) without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1981 cinema release

From IMDb:

The UK theatrical version ended with Mark being attacked by one of the alien babies, then cut straight to the end credits. Video and DVD releases feature the expanded ending, in which a rescue team discovers the aftermath of the attack.

uncut
uncut
Section 3 seizure 88:16s

 

UK: Released on pre-cert VHS for:
  • 1981 Brent Walker 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.

Inside Deep Throat

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uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
NC-17

85:33s 2005 US documentary by Fenton Bailey & Randy Barbato
With Linda Lovelace, Harry Reems and Dennis Hopper. IMDb

The Theatrical NC-17 Version was passed 18 uncut for strong real sex for:

  • 2006 Technicolor/Momentum R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2005 cinema release

This is a documentary about Deep Throat, not the classic film itself. However t he UK release does contain a key 15 second hardcore sequence from the original oral sex scene in Deep Throat

Summary Review: Insightful

All I can say is wow, this was a great documentary. Because of the subject matter it isn't for everyone, and the fact that it has an actual X-rated scene in it doesn't help either. But if you can get past that, this is an insightful, fascinating look at adult films and our society. And there is a lot of humor in it as well.

I wasn't surprised that several people in the audience walked out, since even I didn't realize how graphic the language/visuals would be. Showing how Deep Throat brought the "BJ" into the mainstream of adult films was interesting, and the interviews with the people actually making porn were very insightful.

MPAA
cut
MPAA
R Rated
  There is also a cut US R Rated version that deleted the blow job and several other explicit glimpses and also softer sex scenes. See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com
Inside

Link Here
  • À l'intérieur
uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

79:07s 2007 France horror by Alexandre Bustillo & Julien Maury

The BBFC passed the US Unrated Version 18 uncut for the 2010 Technicolor DVD.

There is also a cut US R Rated Version

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

Inside Out Inside Out is a 2015 USA family animation comedy by Pete Docter and Ronaldo Del Carmen.
Starring Diane Lane, Amy Poehler and Mindy Kaling. Youtube link IMDb

See article from movie-censorship.com :

Trailers reveal that the film will be released with regional variations. Most notable is the scene in which the father's feelings take a break by thinking about sport. In the US, they watch a hockey game while the UK version features a soccer game.

There's also  a scene in which the daughter is confronted with vegetables she doesn't like. While most countries will see that scene with broccoli that is not received well by the girl, the Japanese viewers will get to see that scene with green paprika which is probably liked even less by kids over there.

The Insomniac

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The Insomniac is a 1971 UK drama by Rodney Giesler.
With Morris Perry, Valerie Van Ost and Patricia Leventon. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for an A rated cinema release. Unknown version released on BFI DVD/Blu-ray Combo with a 15 rating.

Summary Notes

A man experiences a night-time world that is part foreboding nightmare, part sexual fantasy

BBFC uncut 15 42:56s

 

UK:  An unknown version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for strong sex for:
  • 2013 BFI [Sleepwalker + The Insomniac] R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at UK Amazon
BBFC cut
cut
A cert   UK: Passed A after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1971 cinema release
Interior. Leather Bar. Interior. Leather Bar. is a 2013 USA gay drama by James Franco and Travis Mathews.

See Hardcore 18s List: Interior. Leather Bar.

International Guerillas

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  • International Gorillay

international guerillas

International Guerillas is a 1990 Pakistan comedy by Jan Mohammed.
With Afzaal Ahmad, Albela and Ghulam Mohiuddin. YouTube icon IMDb
Initially banned by the BBFC for 1990 cinema release but this decision was overturned on appeal. Then released with an 18 rating for cinema and VHS.
uncut
uncut
18 168:11s UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 1990 Tooting VHS
  • 1990 cinema release
banned
banned
rejected   UK: Banned by the BBFC (a temporary ban not recorded in the BBFC database) for:
  • 1990 cinema release

See article from en.wikipedia.org : Vilifying Salman Rushdie

This Pakistani comedy seizes on the controversy where Muslims were wound up by Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses. Salman Rushdie is depicted in the film played by Afzaal Ahmad. He is portrayed as a criminal mastermind, working for an international organization devoted to destroying Islam.

The film was banned by the BBFC. The board cited the safety of Salman Rushdie as an argument for refusing the certificate, arguing that it could inflame some to violence.

Although the film portrayed Salman Rushdie very negatively, he opposed the ruling of the BBFC, arguing that:

As a writer, I am opposed in principle to the use of the archaic criminal laws of blasphemy, sedition and criminal libel against creative works, even in the case of a film which quite plainly vilifies me.

The ban was then overturned on appeal and the film was passed 18 uncut.

Rushdie later said:

If that film had been banned, it would have become the hottest video in town: everyone would have seen it.

While the film was a great hit in Pakistan, it enjoyed only a limited release in the West, where it went virtually unnoticed.

The Internet's Own Boy The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz is a 2014 USA crime biography by Brian Knappenberger.
Starring Aaron Swartz, Tim Berners-Lee and Cory Doctorow. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Uncut and rated 12 by the BBFC for infrequent strong language, suicide references.

The decisions is notable as it s a rare example of the word 'motherfucker' being allowed in a 12 rated video.

The BBFCInsight reveals:

There are three uses of strong language. All are written, with two appearing on banners at protest marches, reading fuck censorship and free speech motherfucker . Another use ('fuck up') is written on the subject of the documentary's t-shirt. All are seen only briefly.

The Internet's Own Boy The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz is a 2014 USA crime biography by Brian Knappenberger.

Not cut by the BBFC but notable for the appearance of the word 'motherfucker' which is usually banned in a 12A rated film. The BBFC commented in the Annual Report covering 2014:

[The word 'motherfucker' is] briefly seen on a placard in the background of a shot showing street protests. The BBFC concluded that its occurrence in this context was less likely to cause offence than [when spoken].

The Internship

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Internship Blu ray UV Copy october

The Internship is a 2013 USA comedy by Shawn Levy.
With Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson and Rose Byrne. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

A US comedy with the inevitable Theatrical and Extended Versions. In this case the extra material features lots of bare breast and strong language that were clearly deleted for the PG-13 version.

Summary Notes

Two salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital age find their way into a coveted internship at Google, where they must compete with a group of young, tech-savvy geniuses for a shot at employment.

BBFC uncut
uncut
15

MPAA
Unrated

119:51s
 
UK: The Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language and sex references for: US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

See  pictorial cuts details from  movie-censorship.com . The Unrated version features 5:38s of additional material featuring lots of strong language and naked breasts. The additional material is well worth having.

BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut

12

MPAA
PG-13

114:28s UK:  The Theatrical  Version was passed 12 for moderate sex references and one use of strong language for
  • 2013 Twentieth Century Fox R2 DVD
  • 2013 cinema release
The Interview The Interview is a 2014 USA action comedy by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen.

See Banned International: The Interview

Intimacy

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  • Intimidad
  • Intimité

Intimacy Kerry Fox

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

Netherlands
16

114:58s Intimacy is a 2001 France/UK/Germany/Spain drama by Patrice Chéreau.
With Mark Rylance, Kerry Fox and Susannah Harker. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Netherlands: Uncut and 16 rated for:

UK: Passed 18 uncut with one notable scene of real oral sex for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Summary Review : Beautiful, sensitive erotic story

A failed London musician meets once a week with a woman for a series of intense sexual encounters to get away from the realities of life. But when he begins inquiring about her, it puts their relationship at risk.

I think this is an extra-ordinary cameo of a brief sexual affair between two strangers. If the sex scenes are controversial then I think it's because they are natural and realistic, contrasting with stylised sex in mainstream films. This is a beautiful, sensitive erotic story.

It is widely believed that the scenes of sexual intercourse between Rylance and Fox were unsimulated but they are in fact fake (though they look pretty realistic). The unsimulated sex comes with shots of fellatio occurring between the pair, the blow jobs were not faked!

MPAA
6:11s
MPAA
R rated
  US: There is an extensively cut US R Rated version to avoid which is missing 6:11s from the sex scenes.
Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan

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  • Ai nu

Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan DVD

cut X cert   1972 Hong Kong martial arts film by Yuen Chor

Cut for a cinema release in 1973.

The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon

Review from US Amazon May 2008: Pretty Bloody

This is a very different type of Shaw Brothers martial arts film. It reminded me of Lady Snowblood, so if you liked that, then I would definitely recommend this.

Betty Tei Pei plays a brothel owner, and she is a very evil woman. She could care less about men, and only loves women. When she gets in a new batch of prostitutes, she meets one that she likes. Lily Ho plays the prostitute, and she's a tough little woman, which is why the Madam likes her so much. Yes, they do makeout, and it is awesome.

The story has Lily Ho taking revenge on all the men she had to sleep with when she first came to the brothel, and it's a pretty simple story.

The acting from Betty Tei Pei is AMAZING, and it is a good overall movie, and has an amazing ending. It's directed by Chor Yuen, and as expected, it is a beautiful film to look at. Chor Yuen worked very hard and put in a lot of detail to make sure that his movies had a unique look.

The swordplay is quite good for 1972, and it gets pretty bloody.

Intimate Games

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BBFC uncut 18 80:17s Intimate Games is a 1976 UK sex comedy by Tudor Gates.
With George Baker, Felicity Devonshire and Suzy Mandel. IMDb

UK: A short version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2008 Optimum R2 DVD
BBFC
cut
X cert 89:03s
=85:29s
UK: assed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1976 cinema release
Intimate Stranger

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Horror Collection Extravaganza Terrifying Intimate

uncut
uncut
MPAA
R Rated
~96:00s
=~ 92:00s
Intimate Stranger is a 1991 US TV thriller by Alan Holzman.
With Deborah Harry, James Russo and Paige French. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

  • 2012 Image Horror Collection Extravaganza: 6 Terrifying Movies R1 DVD at US Amazon

Summary Review: For Debbie Harry fans

A struggling bar singer takes a job as a phone-sex operator in order to make ends meet. One night she gets a call from a man who tricks her into listening while he murders a prostitute. Then he tells her that he's going to kill her next.

The film is a must for Debbie fans. It's a rare lead role for her and she gets the chance to play a warm and sympathetic character.

It's just an average or maybe slightly above average cable slasher thriller. However Debbie is good in this and the scenes where she sings in the bar are worthwhile. Tim Thomerson is also notable for being quite disturbing.

BBFC
2:23s
18 89:38s UK: Passed 18 after 2:23s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1992 Lazer VHS
Intruder

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  • Night Crew: The Final Checkout

Intruder DVD

See trailer from youtube.com
 

Uncut version is available at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon Blu-ray at UK Amazon
R0 DVD at US Amazon Blu-ray at US Amazon
uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

83:51s Intruder is a 1988 US crime film by Scott Spiegel
With Elizabeth Cox and Renée Estevez.  IMDb

UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

  • 2003 International Trading/Screen Entertainment R2 DVD via UK Amazon

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

Ireland: The Director's Cut carried a note saying it was illegal in the rest of the UK for:

  • Ie 1989 Colorbox VHS

Summary Review: Surprisingly good

Surprisingly good stalk 'n' slash movie from Scott Speigel (long time associate of director Sam Raimi) was probably the last true slasher flick of the '80's.

Grocery store workers are set to do the night shift when an uninvited guest drops in and the employees begin to be butchered.

An effective dark sense of humor, stylish camera work, and eye-popping gore FX uplifts this movie above the normal slasher fair. The cast isn't half bad, some even make for some quirky characters.

All around Intruder makes for great fun for the slasher fans, exactly how this gem managed to escape me for so long I don't know! Not for the faint of heart.

MPAA
cut
MPAA
R Rated
  US: There is also a cut R Rated Version. See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com
BBFC
1:53s
18 82:00s UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 after 1:53s of BBFC cuts for
  • 1989 Colorbox VHS

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com :

  • The murder of Danny is missing a shot of a skewer in his eye and his quivering impaled body.
  • The murder of Tim is missing shots of a knife in his gut, his pain wracked face and shots of blood splattering onto beer cans.
  • Bob's murder is totally cut. His head being squashed in a machine press was way too much for the censor.
  • Randy's murder is missing a shot of him hanging by a hook through his neck.
  • Dave's murder was totally cut. Again his heady being cut in half by a machine saw was too much for the censor at the time.
  • Further shots of Randy's hanging body were cut
  • Dave's messed up head in a fridge was reduced to a brief shot
  • Several hits are missing when Craig uses a cleaver on Bill, slicing into his hand and head.
Invasion

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Invasion is a 1966 UK Sci-Fi film by Alan Bridges.
Starring Edward Judd, Yôko Tani and Valerie Gearon. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for a U rated 1965 cinema release

Promotional Material

Lawrence Blackburn, driving home in thick fog, brakes violently and swerves as a man of strange appearance suddenly looms into view. The stranger is knocked down and, bundling the body into his car, Blackburn takes him to his local hospital. Medical tests discover something extraordinary: the victim's blood is unidentifiable, and he has a radio-opaque disc in his brain. Upon regaining consciousness, he explains that he was escorting two prisoners from the planet Lystria when he crash-landed on Earth, and his prisoners escaped. But the terrifying truth is that he is a murderer, and his two female guards are now on his trail...

BBFC cut
category
cuts
PG cert

old cert U

77:14s UK: Presumably the cut cinema version was passed PG without further BBFC cuts for: UK: Passed U after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1965 cinema release
Invasion for Flesh & Blood

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3:03s 18 83:28s 1996 US film by Warren F Disbrow
  • A sexual assault of a woman in a car has been removed. Originally the woman was forcibly stripped, forced to give head and finally stabbed to death
  • A female corpse with blood on her breasts has been cut as per usual BBFC policy

The original video is available in the US on the EI Independent Cinema label #196. A review of this version in Flesh & Blood suggested that it contains an impressive count of male groin mutilations. I wonder if these have been lost at some stage during the UK release.

Invasion of the Blood Farmers

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Invasion Blood Farmers Region NTSC

Invasion of the Blood Farmers is a 1972 USA horror by Ed Adlum.
Starring Norman Kelley, Tanna Hunter and Bruce Detrick. Youtube link IMDb
The film has only seen UK release on pre-cert VHS. The title was seized by police during the Video Nasties moral panic

Summary Notes

Somewhere in upstate New York, a young woman is terrorized by a group of rural farmers primarily interested in a harvest of blood.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated

MPAA PG
MPAA

~76:55s
=~73:50s
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
uncut
uncut
Section 3 seizure 73:47s UK: Released on pre-cert VHS for:
  • 1981 Rainbow VHS
  • Videon 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.

Invasion USA

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  • Chuck Norris: Invasion USA
  • Invasion U.S.A.

Invasion U S Blu ray Chuck Norris  

Invasion USA is a 1985 USA action thriller by Joseph Zito.
Starring Chuck Norris, Richard Lynch and Melissa Prophet. YouTube icon BBFC link   IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an 18 rated 1985 cinema release and 1986 VHS. Uncut on DVD in 2003. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Review: Great actioner

A one-man army comes to the rescue of the United States when a spy attempts an invasion.

The plot is insane. Random terrorists invade the USA; it is never explained who they are, what they are doing, or what they want. Scene after scene of terrorists attacking Americans playing baseball, celebrating Christmas, in a church follow.

However, wherever they appear, Norris appears son afterwards and guns them down with the famous double Macho 10's that Norris tots from a specially designed shoulder holster.

This is artful camp at its most skilled but this really is one fun movie. Chuck says little, which is probably a good thing and lets his feet and guns do the talking. Great actioner!

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA R

103:11s UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence and a vigilante theme with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

The BBFC commented:

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

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC cut
10-14s
18 102:40s UK: Passed 18 after 10-14s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1986 MGM/UA VHS
  • 1985 cinema release

BBFC cuts from IMDb:

  • Cut to remove bullet impacts from a groin shooting
  • Edited scene where a woman snorting cocaine through a straw is hit across the head by Rostov
Invincible Armour

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  • Ying zhao tie bu shan
uncut
uncut
18 101:01s The Invincible Armour is a 1977 Hong Kong/Taiwan action by See-Yuen Ng.
With John Liu, Jang Lee Hwang and Chiang Wang. YouTube icon IMDb

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence with previous cuts waived for:

  • 2005 DVD.com R2 DVD

Summary Review: Balls

Hwang Jang Lee is a corrupt Ming guard who frames John Liu for murder. A wanted fugitive, John hides out with a teen who is an expert in the infamous Iron Armor technique, a technique that means the expert can withstand anything. However, Hwang is an expert in it as well as the Eagle Claw's.

Hwang Jang Lee and John Liu, two of the top three kickers in the business (the third being Delon Tam, Liu's instructor), tear up the screen in this film and that's what counts. My only complaint about the fight scenes is that there were too many distracting, split-second shots of shattered eggs every time someone attacked what they thought was Hwang's vulnerable point (his testicles, naturally).

This is a fun, straightforward flick that you'll enjoy if Hong Kong kung fu cinema is your thing.

BBFC
6s
18 100:08s UK: Passed 18 after 6s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2005 DVD.com DVD [Not released, uncut version was released instead]
  • 1986 VPD VHS

Cut when the video was submitted in 1986 by Video Programme Distributors.

  • A novelty of the film was to flash images of broken eggs when a guy gets hit in the balls. The BBFC weren't impressed and cut a couple of shots of Jang Lee Hwang being grabbed by the balls in the final fight.
The invincible Gladiator

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  • Il gladiatore invincibile

Gladiator Double Feature Invincible Region

The Invincible Gladiator is a 1961 Spain / Italy action drama by Alberto De Martino and Antonio Momplet (as Anthony Momplet).
Starring Richard Harrison, Isabelle Corey and Livio Lorenzon. BBFC link IMDb

BBFC category cuts for a U rated cinema release in 1965. Uncut in the US

Summary Notes

A Roman warrior leads a revolt against an evil ruler.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
90:56s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
category
cuts
old cert U   UK: Passed U after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1965 cinema release
Invitation to Hell

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Invitation to Hell DVD

39s 18 40:57s 1982 UK horror film by Michael J Murphy

The BBFC cut the 1986 Senator video by 39s.

The uncut region 0 DVD is available at US Amazon
The uncut region 0 DVD is available via UK Amazon

See review from IMDb : Pretty bizarre

Pretty bizarre British schlock, wherein a girl is lured to a farmhouse in the country to become an unwilling participant in a Satanic ritual. There are several people staying in the house, and a few end up dying gory deaths or being possessed by a demon.

Badly shot, and the sound quality is occasionally muffled, but this has a surreal edge to it that got to me a bit (plus some moments of pretty strong gore). Also strange is the film's subtle gay-erotic undercurrent (a lengthy scene of two guys wrestling almost looks as though it might segue into a man-on-man porn scene).

Overall I would recommend this one to people who enjoy quirky low-budget horror obscurities.

Io, Emmanuelle 1970 Italy drama by Cesare Canevari.

See A Man for Emmanuelle

Iraivi Iraivi is a 2016 drama by Karthik Subbaraj.
Starring S J Surya, Vijay Sethupathi and Bobby Simha. BBFC link
BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated 2016 cinema release
BBFC cut
category cuts
2:23s
12A 157:32s UK: Passed 12A for implied strong language, moderate violence, sex references, drug references after 2:23s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2016 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove a use of strong language ('motherf**ker'), moments of strong violence, and a scene of glamorised drug use in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.
Iron Angels

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  • Angel
  • Tian shi xing dong
  • Angels
  • Fighting Madam
  • Midnight Angels

IRON ANGELS Teresa Woo

Iron Angels is a 1987 Hong Kong / Taiwan action crime adventure by Kai-Ming Lai (as Ivan Lai), Pun-Hei Leung (as Raymond Leung)...
Starring Hideki Saijô, Alex Fong and Moon Lee. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for VHS. Banned in Australia put passed R on appeal.

Summary Notes

The Government lays waste to Thailand's Golden Triangle poppyfields' production, and the Drug Lord seeks vengeance on the police forces involved. For 10 million Swiss Francs, he even buys the services of Madame Sue, a ruthless killer, to dispose of the Iron Angels, a trio of highly trained agents in martial arts and gunfighting...

cut
cut
Hong Kong flag   Hong Kong: There is a cut Hong Kong Mei Ah DVD that is just missing a flash of Madame Yeoung's left breast:
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
2:13s
18 86:30s

submitted
88:43s
UK: Passed 18 after 2:13s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1995 Missing in Action VHS titled Angels
  • 1994 Missing in Action VHS titled Iron Angels
  • 1989 RCA/Columbia Pictures Video VHS titled Iron Angels
banned
banned
Australian Classification Board
R
88:26s Australia: Banned in 1988 but passed R uncut in appeal.
Iron Fist Boxer Iron Fist Boxer is a 1978 Taiwan / Hong Kong action comedy by Chih-chao Chang (as Chang Tse-Tsou)

See Drunken Master Strikes Back

The Iron Fisted Monk

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  • San De huo shang yu Chong Mi Liu
  • Saam Dak woh seung yue Chung Mai Luk

The Iron Fisted Monk DVD

1:16s 18 87:49s 1977 Hong Kong martial arts film by Sammo Hung Kam-Bo

Cut by the BBFC when submitted in 2001 with the following comment:

Cuts were required to remove eroticising shots of the forced exposure and groping of breasts, and of volume of nudity of victim during a rape scene

The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon

Review from US Amazon : Good Addition

Here is yet another excellent kung fu movie done by Sammo Hung. The fighting is outstanding consisting of multiple kung fu styles facing off against each other, all done with superior speed and precision. Also sword and other weapons battles round out the action. There are still a ton of fight scenes but not quite as many as some of his other films, probably short by just a couple. The story is good and has decent acting. It is done well enough to keep your interest throughout and contains some scenes not normally seen in these type of films (nude, rape, a whore house). I was quite surprised with the amount of nudity shown (female). This movie is definitely not for children.

The Iron Fisted Monk is definitely a good addition to any kung fu collection.

Iron Lord

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  • Yaroslav. Tysyachu let nazad
3s 15 cert 99:27s 2010 Russia action film by Dmitri Korobkin. With Aleksandr Ivashkevich, Svetlana Chuikina and Aleksey Kravchenko. IMDb

Passed 15 after 3s of BBFC cuts for:

  • 2011 Revolver Online
  • 2011 Revolver R2 DVD

The BBFC commented:

  • A compulsory cut was required to a scene featuring animal cruelty (in this case, sight of a horse being made to fall in a dangerous manner).
Iron Maiden: The Best of the Beast

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Iron Maiden: The Best of the Beast is a 1997 release music video
Cut by the BBFC for 1997 video release
BBFC cut
5:55s
12 cert 202:03s UK: Passed 12 after 5:55s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1997 EMI VHS
The BBFC cuts were:
  • In opening sequence spelling IRON MAIDEN, remove all shots with head in a vice and spikes gouging cheeks and forehead.
  • At 147 minutes, During clips from 1936 film Charge of the Light Brigade illustrating song 'The Trooper', remove 12 separate sequences of horses being tripped into forward falls.
Iron Man 3

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Iron Man 3 is a 2013 USA/China action adventure sci-fi by Shane Black.
With Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle. BBFC link YouTube icon IMDb

Uncut in UK and US. Chinese Version famously is extended by 4 minutes of propaganda and product placement

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uncut
12A cert

MPAA
PG-13

130:22s

 

UK: Passed 12A uncut for moderate violence, threat and language for:
  • 2013 cinema release

US: Rated PG-13 For sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence throughout, and brief suggestive content.

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China flag   China: The Chinese Version is extended by 4 minutes of propaganda and product placement.

See article from hollywoodreporter.com :

Bloggers appear united in their consternation of the deliberate product placement that sees new a character named Dr. Wu (played by mainland Chinese actor Wang Xueqi) consume a carton of a local drink product named Gu Li Duo.

Not that audiences outside mainland China will get a glimpse of this, though: This scene is part of the film's China release, a version which is four minutes longer than the normal cut seen everywhere else in the world.

All of these additional sequences revolve around Chinese characters. There's Dr. Wu having a telephone conversation -- from his office in Beijing, in Chinese -- with the television behind him showing a news bulletin of Iron Man cheered by schoolchildren in one of the Chinese capital's landmarks.

And towards the end of the film, Dr. Wu is shown operating on Stark -- and then having a short conversation with his unnamed assistant about the task, which has been interpreted as suggesting that Chinese medicine is still the best! .

Iron Monkey

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  • Siu nin Wong Fei Hung ji: Tit Ma Lau
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uncut
12 cert 86:26s 1993 Hong Kong martial arts film by Woo-ping Yuen with Hark Tsui and Tai-Muk Lau. IMDb

Passed 15 uncut for:

  • 2011 Cine Asia Hong Kong Legends Ultimate Edition R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2004 Hong Kong Legends Platinum Edition R2 DVD
  • 2001 Medusa/Hong Kong Legends R2 DVD
  • 2001 Medusa/Hong Kong Legends VHS
  • 1993 cinema release
MPAA
cut
MPAA
PG-13
~85:00s
=~81:00s
US releases are derided for providing a cut down version which reduces some of the fight scenes, mistranslates subtitles to delete references to prostitutes and replaces the memorable original score. Apparently Miramax were trying to mould the film into something that would more resemble the commercial hit, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
Iron Monkey Strikes Back

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  • Jue dou Lao Hu Zhuang
  • Duel at the Tiger Village
  • Iron Monkey II
  • Iron Monkey 2
  • Tough Guy

Iron Monkey 2 DVD

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uncut
X cert

MPAA
Unrated

~91:24s
=87:45s
Iron Monkey Strikes Back is a 1977 Hong Kong/Taiwan martial arts film by Hsueh Li Pao
With Kuan Tai Chen and Sing Chen. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed X uncut for:

  • 1980 cinema release titled Tough Guy

US : Uncut and  MPAA Unrated for:

Summary Review: Not a Sequel

A kung-fu fighting detective investigating the murder of the emperor's wife uncovers a high-ranking conspiracy.

This is a run of the mill Hong Kong Actioner. Donnie Yen is good, the action and fighting sequences are good, Yuen Wo Ping did design the fights. But the filming, editing, and overall quality are mediocre.

BBFC cut
8s
18 87:04s UK: Passed 18 after 8s of BBFC cuts for;
  • 2001 Quantum Leap R0 DVD titled Iron Monkey Strikes Back

The BBFC commented:

  • Compulsory cut made to dangerous imitable technique (an ear clap)
BBFC cut
3s
18 87:45s UK : Passed 18 after 3s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1986 Sheptonhurst VHS titled Tough Guy
Iron Sky

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Iron Sky is a 2012 Finland/Germany/Australia action comedy by Timo Vuorensola.
With Julia Dietze, Christopher Kirby and Götz Otto. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Exists in a Theatrical Version and a Director's Cut

Promotional Material

In 1945 the Nazis flew to the Dark Side of the Moon, and established a secret hideout, where they've been preparing for their grand return. The year is 2018, and the Americans return to the Moon in search for powerful energy source, Helium-3. They end up landing too close to the secret Nazi fortress, and although the big Nazi weapon "Götterdämmerung" is not yet ready to be deployed, soon the skies are full of iron, as the Nazi war machines take a pre-emptive move against threat from Earth.
uncut
Director's Cut
15 cert

MPAA R
MPAA

105:49s UK: The Director's Cut was passed 15 uncut for strong language and occasional strong violence for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2014 Entertainment One Steelbook RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD at US Amazon

See  article from  movie-censorship.com : There is 17:21s of extra plot that makes for a better film

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15 cert 88:38s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language and occasional strong violence for:
  • 2012 Revolver DVD
  • 2012 cinema release
Ironheart

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Ironheart DVD Bolo Yeung

Ironheart is a 1992 South Korea / USA action crime drama by Robert Clouse.
Starring Britton K Lee, Bolo Yeung and Richard Norton. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1993 18 rated VHS. Uncut for 15 rated 2015 DVD.

Summary Notes

An L.A. cop goes after a gang of murderous drug dealers.

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uncut
  15 cert 88:28s UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, brief sexual threat for:
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
33s
18 91:35s
=87:55s
 

submitted
92:09s
=88:28s
UK: Passed 18 after 33s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1993 Imperial Entertainment (UK) VHS
Irreversible Irréversible is a 2002 France crime mystery thriller by Gaspar Noé.

Notably uncut by the BBFC

See BBFC case study explaining the uncut decision from bbfc.co.uk

Ishtar

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15 cert 103:05s 1987 US comedy by Elaine May.
With Warren Beatty, Dustin Hoffman and Isabelle Adjani. IMDb

Passed 15 with BBFC cuts waived for:

6-8s PG cert 102:55s Passed PG after 6-8s of cuts for PG for:
  • 1992 VCI VHS
  • 1988 RCA/Columbia VHS
  • 1987 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were

  • Cuts were to remove the word 'fuck'
Island of Death

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  • Ta Pedhia tou dhiavolou
  • A Craving for Lust
  • Cruel Destination
  • Devils in Mykonos
  • Island of Perversion
  • Psychic Killer 2

Island Death Dual Format Blu ray  

 

Island of Death is a 1972 US/Greek horror by Nico Mastorakis.
With Robert Behling, Jane Lyle and Jessica Dublin. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Heavily cut for 1976 X rated cinema release. Banned as a very famous video nasty in 1983. Even a heavily cut version was banned for official BBFC approved release in 1987. Less cut for 2003 DVD and finally uncut for 2010 DVD.

Summary Review: Rough Diamond

Island of Perversion is a rough diamond from the deep seas of sickness, another gem from 1970s - the golden age of Grindhouse and exploitation! A film where you can still smell the dirt from the backyard and railway station cinemas it was shown in! But it´' a great one, I enjoyed every second of it!

The story is about two totally weird siblings who travel to Mykonos to free the peaceful Greek island from all those who are perverted scum in their eyes: gays, lesbians, nymphomaniacs, hippies... Unfortunately, the version that I watched was cut, so I didn't have the chance to see the notorious goat-rape!

Even though the violence is not that graphic in this film, the director seemed to be possessed by the ambition to make one of the most depraved movies ever! Loved the bad surprise ending!

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uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

101:43s UK: Passed 18 uncut after previous BBFC cuts waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC cut
4:09s
18 98:22s UK: Passed 18 after 4:09s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2003 Michael Lee/Vipco R2 DVD

The BBFC commented:

  • The distributor was required to make several compulsory cuts to scenes of sexual violence, sexualised violence and a dehumanising sexual activity (urolagnia)

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com :

  • The urination sequence was cut showing Christopher urinating on the naked Patricia
  • Cut scene showing Christopher kicking Patricia and then banging her head on the floor
  • A bathroom rape is mostly deleted showing two hippies trying to rape Jane.
  • Significant amounts cut from Chris using a blazing spray can to burn the face of Lesley
  • Cut scene showing Chris trying to rape a naked woman in the shower and then killing her with a sickle into her back that protrudes from her chest
  • Significant cuts to a shepherd raping Jane in a bar with Chris watching. And later the shepherd raping Chris
banned
banned

cut
pre-cut
13:00s

rejected 89:42s UK: A short version, presumably the cut UK cinema was banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1987 Hologram VHS titled Psychic Killer 2
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uncut
Video Nasty 102:39s UK: Released uncut on pre-cert video for:
  • 1982 AVI VHS titled Island of Death

Island of Death was released in November 1982 and briefly appeared on the video nasties list in November 1983 but was deleted by the next issue. There may have been a confusion with another film with the same name by Narcisco Ibanez Serrador. The video returned to the list in October 1985 and remained on the list throughout so becoming one of the collectable DPP39s

BBFC cut
~13:00s
X cert 93:34s
=89:49s
UK: Passed X after extensive BBFC cuts for:
  • 1976 cinema release titled A Craving for Lust
The Island of Dr. Moreau

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See trailer from youtube.com

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Director's Cut
MPAA
Unrated
94:55s The Island of Dr. Moreau is a 1996 US Sci-Fi horror by John Frankenheimer.
With David Thewlis, Marlon Brando and Val Kilmer. IMDb

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

From IMDb:

The film was originally rated R but it was cut to PG-13 for the theatrical version so as to catch a wider audience

The director's cut contains 4 extra minutes of footage including an expanded intro in the Java sea, a more gruesome end for The Father, and other small enhancements

Summary Review: Sorting out the mess

Set in the year 2010, Dr. Moreau (Brando) has successfully combined human and animal DNA to make a crossbreed animal. Inevitably something goes wrong and David Thewlis must step in to sort out the mess. Perhaps a bit like director John Frankenheimer being asked to step in to sort out the film after personality clashes got the previous director the sack.

The movie was well trashed by initial reviewers but more latterly reviewers have started to find the good things in amongst the mess.

BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut

12 cert

MPAA
PG-13

98:29s
=94:33s
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2000 EIV R2 DVD
  • 1998 cinema release
  • 1997 EIV VHS
The Island of Dr. Moreau

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The Island of Dr. Moreau is a 1977 USA Sci-Fi horror romance by Don Taylor.
Starring Burt Lancaster, Michael York and Nigel Davenport. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut for a US PG rating and further cut by the BBFC for an A rated 1977 cinema release. The BBFC cuts were restored for 1987 15 rated VHS, and 2008 12 rated DVD. The rating was increased back to 15 for 2014 Blu-ray

Summary Notes

A ship-wrecked man floats ashore on an island in the Pacific Ocean. The island is inhabited by a scientist, Dr. Moreau, who in an experiment has turned beasts into human beings.

  BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
cut

best available
best
available

15 cert

12 cert  

MPAA
Unrated

MPAA PG
MPAA

94:55s UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
Presumably this is rated 15 under a scheme whereby distributors can opt for an historic rating at a discount fee rather than submit the film for a more expensive full viewing that would have resulted in a 12 rating.

UK: The cut US PG rated version was passed 12 for moderate violence and threat without BBFC cuts for:

UK : The cut US PG rated version was passed 15 without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 Guild VHS
US: Presumably the standard cut version is MPAA Unrated for:

US : The film was cut in the US for a PG rating on DVD

BBFC cut
category
cuts
A cert 94:30s UK: The cut US PG rated version was passed A (PG) after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1977 cinema release

Thanks to Vincenzo. The BBFC cuts were:

  • Reel 6 - The killing by Andrew of the mutant who attacks him in the boat was reduced, in particular sight of him grinding pole in off-screen mutant's eye and subsequent sight of bloody end of pole were removed.
Island of Fire

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  • The Prisoner
  • Huo shao dao
  • Jackie Chan Is the Prisoner
BBFC uncut 18 91:58s 1990 Taiwan crime drama by Yen-ping Chu. With Jackie Chan, Andy Lau and Sammo Hung Kam-Bo. IMDb

The Hong Kong Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2000 Medusa/E1 R2 DVD
  • 1995 Imperial VHS
  • 1993 Imperial VHS

There is also a longer and easier to understand Taiwan Version. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

Island of Greed

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  • Hak gam
  • Hei jin
3:59s 18 120:39s
 
1997 Hong Kong thriller by Johnny Mak

Cut when submitted in 2002 with the following BBFC comment: Compulsory cuts required to animal cruelty

Island of Lost Souls

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Island Masters Cinema Format Blu ray

Island of Lost Souls is a 1932 US Sci-Fi horror by Erle C Kenton
With Charles Laughton, Bela Lugosi and Richard Arlen. BBFC link YouTube icon IMDb

Over 80 years of history the film hit the full range of BBFC milestones: banned (1933), X with cuts (1958) , 12 uncut (1996) and PG (2012)

Summary Review: Mad Doctor Doctoring Animal

The story sees Edward Parker (Richard Arlen) shipwrecked on an isolated South Seas island, where he discovers Dr Moreau (Charles Laughton) is conducting sadistic experiments to transform animals into humans

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PG cert

12 cert

MPAA
Unrated

67:13s UK: Passed PG uncut for mild violence and scary scenes for:
  • 2012 Eureka Masters of Cinema Limited Edition Steelbook RB Blu-Ray/R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2012 Eureka Masters of Cinema RB Blu-Ray/R2 DVD at UK Amazon
See  article from  bbc.co.uk . Robin Cooke explained:

Our view now is that if you compare it with the PG Harry Potters let alone the 12A Harry Potters or the PG Doctor Who it looks quite tame in comparison.

UK: Passed 12 uncut with previous cuts restored for:

  • 1996 Visionary VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC
cut
X cert submitted
70:00s =67:12s
UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1958 cinema release

Thanks to Vincenzo. The BBFC cuts were:

  • Reel 3 - Remove Parker's line: "They're vivisecting a human being... cutting a living man to pieces."
  • Reel 4 - Remove the shots of men working a treadmill and the comment "some of my less successful experiments."
  • Reel 8 - Remove all shots of beast men and Moreau after he has been forced back, standing against the outside wall. Remove all shots of Lota struggling with beast man after she has first leapt on him.
banned
banned
rejected   Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1957 cinema release
  • 1933 cinema release

See  article from  bbc.co.uk . Robin Cooke explained:

The precise reasons for its rejection in 1933 were lost when BBFC records were destroyed during World War II.

There are themes to do with vivisection, animal experimentation and animal hybrids and it looks as though that was regarded as completely beyond the pale in 1933. In 1932, an H for horror category had been introduced but Island of Lost Souls wasn't even regarded as suitable for that.

There was no one set of guidelines from the early days . Some of them are very alien from the kind of things we would have now. Things like no mixed bathing, no lascivious dancing.

Island of Mutations

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  • Screamers
  • Island of Fishmen
  • Something Waits in the Dark
  • L'isola degli uomini pesce
Island of Mutations is a 1979 Italy action horror by Sergio Martino.
Starring Barbara Bach, Claudio Cassinelli and Richard Johnson. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Uncut for UK cinema release. Shortened for pre-cert video.

Summary Notes

Aquatic creatures threaten the existence of a mysterious island.

BBFC uncut AA certificate 99:21s
=95:23s
UK: Passed AA (14) uncut for:
  • 1979 cinema release
cut
shortened
pre-cert VHS 85:10s UK: Shortened for pre-cert video release:
  • 1980 Vipco VHS

From IMDb. The tape is noticeably absent of:

  • Jose discovering the underground ship and being knocked out by Rackham's henchmen
  • Claude being beaten up, force-fed a Voodoo potion and suffering a nightmare.
  US flag   US: From IMDb.

After a poorly-received release in the US as Something Waits In The Dark , New World Pictures re-released it as Screamers , with a completely new (and mis-leading) marketing campaign promising You will actually see someone turned inside out... while he's still alive! , with a newly-filmed trailer featuring just that. Though this scene was not in the actual film, New World were forced to splice the actual footage from the trailer into all existing theatrical prints, after riots occurred by angry drive-in customers who were mis-lead.

Island of Shame       1960 Mexico/US drama by Luis Buñuel

See The Young One

Island of Terror

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Island Terror Blu ray Peter Cushing  

Island of Terror is a 1966 UK Sci-Fi horror by Terence Fisher.
Starring Peter Cushing, Edward Judd and Carole Gray. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for all X rated 1966 cinema release and PG rated 1995 VHS, 2004 DVD. The 2014 DVD/Blu-ray release is uncut

Summary Notes

A small island community is overrun with creeping, blobbish, tentacled monsters which liquefy and digest the bones from living creatures. The community struggles to fight back.

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uncut
No Cert

Germany flag

~84:00s UK:  The Export Version was released (without a BBFC database entry) for:

Germany: The Export Version is uncut for:

Thanks to geodu486 who reported that the UK Blu-ray includes the hand chopping scene.

BBFC cut
1s
PG cert

X cert

83:13s UK:  The cut cinema version was passed PG without further cuts for mild peril and violence for:
  • 2004 Leisureview R2 DVD
  • 1995 Arthouse VHS
UK: Passed X (16) after about 1s of compulsory BBFC cuts for:
  • 1966 cinema release

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

  • The film was cut to remove the scene showing West chopping off Stanley's Hand

Note that some commentators contend that the effects of the hand amputation are tacky and the film is better off without them.

Island of the Fishmen Island of the Fishmen (L'isola degli uomini pesce) is a 1979 Italy action horror by Sergio Martino

See Melon Farmers Video Hits: Island of Mutations

The Isle

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  • Seom

The Isle DVD

1:44s 18 88:23s
 
2000 Korean filmby Kim Ki-duk

Cut in 2006 with the following BBFC comment: The cuts were Compulsory. Cuts required to remove sight of animal cruelty in accordance with BBFC policy

The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon

Candidate scenes for the BBFC cuts from Sam:

  • filleting of a fish for sushi while the fish is still alive, as noted
  • a shot of a fish being jolted with electrodes
  • there is one short shot [about 1s] of a dog being hit
  • various shots of fish being hacked up whilst clearly still alive
  • a few shots of fish swimming around with large chunks missing from
    them
  • a shot of a bird flapping about in a cage whilst underwater
  • some shots of a frog being hit with a stick and skinned

All in all, these shots are quite unnecessary, though some people like to think the pain the animals feel links quite poignantly with the pain the humans feel in the film and that though the pain the animals experience is quite temporary, the humans' pain is ultimately more drawn out and prolonged. Not that this justifies the scenes in any real sense.

Review: Sadomasochistic Love Story

The Isle concerns a lonely, beautiful young woman who works at a remote fishing area. People rent small houseboats on a large lake and spend the night. The woman travels out to the boats each day to do the housekeeping, bring them bait and other rations, and to give them sex if they want it. One day a lonely young cop rents a boat...but he seems beyond despair and suicidal. When he tries to kill himself by ingesting 5 large fish hooks, the woman saves him. So begins the most bizarre sadomasochistic love story of all time. The cop gets to return the favour when the woman, upset that all she is to men is a sex object, successfully inserts the same 5 hook arrangement into her vagina.

Review from Stuart: Pretty  Good

I saw it back in March at the Brussels International Fantasy Film Festival and whilst I can't remember any dogs being kicked there was definitely
scenes of:

  • filleting fish to eat for sushi whilst the fish was still alive (the fillet is eaten as the fish flops around)
  • a guy eating fish hooks (lots of blood) and having them removed
  • the woman inserting hooks into her vagina (a LOT of blood)
  • the underwater shot of the guy taking a crap does happen
  • there's quite a violent sex scene

All in all, it's a pretty good film but rather slow (despite the above). Low budget (which shows) but nicely shot. Bloody bizarre ending though...

1:50s 18 88:08s The cinema version has suffered 1:50s of cuts in 2003. The BBFC stated: Four compulsory cuts were required to the sight of animal cruelty in accordance with the Cinematograph (Animals) Act 1937.
It Takes a Thief

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  • The Challenge
BBFC uncut 12 cert 90:42s 1860 UK crime drama by John Gilling.
With Jayne Mansfield, Anthony Quayle and Carl Möhner. IMDb

Unknown version passed 12 without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2011 Renown R2 DVD
BBFC uncut 12 cert 69:48s A very short version was passed 12 uncut for:
  • 2007 Orbit R2 DVD
cut BBFC 'A' Certificate   Passed A (PG) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1960 cinema release

The submitted running time was noted as 95:25s =  91:36s PAL

The Italian Connection       1972 Italy/West Germany crime drama by Fernando di Leo.

See Manhunt in Milan

Italian for Beginners

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  • Italiensk For Begyndere
Italian for Beginners is a 2000 Denmark/Sweden comedy romance by Lukas Moodysson.
With Anders W Berthelsen, Ann Eleonora Jørgensen and Anette Støvelbæk. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Exists in 3 versions. The original film festival version, A short US Theatrical Version and an even shorter US DVD Version.

Summary Notes

Several lonely hearts in a semi-provincial suburb of a town in Denmark use a beginner's course in Italian as the platform to meet the romance of their lives.

uncut
uncut
  ~118:00s
~113:00s
There is a longer original version that ran at film festivals
BBFC uncut

cut
shortened

15 cert 107:39s UK: The US Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for:
cut
shortened
  ~97:00s
=~93:00s
US: There is also a shorter US DVD version
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is a 1963 USA action crime comedy by Stanley Kramer.
With Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle and Ethel Merman. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
A Preview or Roadshow Version was premiered but soon shortened for Theatrical Release. There is an Extended Version on US Criterion Blu-ray that restores much of the material removed in the shortening process

Summary Notes

After a long prison sentence Smiler Grogan is heading at high speed to a California park where he hid $350,000 from a job 15 years previously. He accidentally careens over a cliff in view of four cars whose occupants go down to help. The dying Grogan gives details of where the money is buried and when the witnesses fail to agree on sharing the cash, a crazy chase develops across the state.

uncut
uncut
old cert U ~210:00s
=~201:00s
UK: The Preview/Roadshow Version was passed U uncut for:
  • 1963 cinema release

Britain held the premiere, so presumably this was the long Roadshow Version. The BBFC noted a running time of 240:50s but this included music played before, after, and in an intermission.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
G rated
~202:00s
=~193:00s
 
US: A restored version is uncut and MPAA G rated for: On the Blu-ray is a new high-definition digital transfer of a 202-minute extended version of the film, reconstructed and restored by Robert A. Harris using visual and audio material from the longer original road-show version-including some scenes that have been returned to the film here for the first time. See article from movie-censorship.com
uncut
uncut
  ~192:00s
=~185:00s
US: Kramer produced his shorter Theatrical Version in response to studio demands, but it wasn't short enough.
uncut
uncut
U cert 148:05s UK: The Final Theatrical Version was passed U uncut for:
  • 2001 MGM R2 DVD
  • 1988 Warner VHS