Le Testament Du Docteur Cordelier is a 1959 France TV horror drama by Jean Renoir.
Starring Jean-Louis Barrault, Teddy Bilis and Sylviane Margollé.
Cut by the BBFC for 1963 cinema release. Uncut and PG rated on 2007 DVD.
Mr. Joly, doctor Cordelier's lawyer, is amazed to discover that his client and friend leaves his possessions to a stranger, Opale, a sadistic criminal. He needs this man to prove that people's behavior can be adjusted at will...
UK: Passed PG uncut for mild language and violence for:
2007 Optimum R2 DVD
at UK Amazon titled Le Testament Du Docteur Cordelier
Leatherface is a USA horror thriller by Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury.
Starring Lili Taylor, Stephen Dorff and Nicole Andrews.
The Theatrical Version is uncut in the UK and US but there is also an alternative ending. The film was banned in Malaysia.
Prequel about teenage Leatherface who escapes from a mental hospital with three other inmates, kidnaps a young nurse and takes her on a road trip from hell. Along the way, they are pursued by an equally deranged lawman out for revenge.
US: The Alternative End Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
2017 LIONSGATE [Theatrical Version + Alternative End] RA Blu-ray
at US Amazon
The Alternative end has generally been presented on disk extras as deleted scenes but this US Blu-ray release allows the feature to be played with the alternate end. The Alternative is nastier than the Theatrical Version but it is still within
scope of an R rating. The alternative end has 5:14s of new footage and is 1:02s longer than the Theatrical Versio. See
pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed18 uncut for strong bloody violence, gore, strong sex for:
Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III is a 1989 US horror film by Jeff Burr. With Kate Hodge, Ken Foree and R.A. Mihailoff.
Banned by the BBFC for cinema release in 1990. Uncut by 2004. In the US cut for an R Rating but the Unrated version is uncut.
Summary Review : Unique and interesting
The film itself is extremely well-acted, especially by the lead, Kate Hodge. It is however, not the most pleasant film you will ever see and if the filmmakers intended it to be a gruelling and punishing experience, they
Despite these strong performances and excellent (and very gruesome) special make-up effects, the completed film is left damaged and confused in several key places. But, it is still one of the better entries in this particular
series and is well-worth a look as a unique and interesting horror film.
New Lines Unrated Version
UK: The New Lines Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for:
movie-censorship.com . A VHS was released in Spain which was a bit longer than the first Unrated Version and apparently cut differently.
US: The first unrated version, which was at least considerably longer than the R-rated, came out on VHS and LD soon afterwards in the USA. But it quickly came to light that this unrated version didn't contain all scenes
pictorial version details from
movie-censorship.com . The Unrated Version is 1:36s shorter then the New Lines Unrated Version. It is missing some banter about hammer design being heard by a couple who are trussed up and waiting to be dispatched
The rough cut contains the most scenes, however it has never made an official release and the quality is poor
the real trouble began when the film was submitted to the MPAA for a rating. Its biggest obstacle to overcome (besides its bloody content) was the fact that it mixed dark humor with violence, which was not unlike its predecessors, but was
something that the MPAA had a big problem with. Receiving an X with little to no chance of achieving anything else, the film went through many drastic re-edits, eventually receiving an R-rating. Judging from the deleted scenes that didn't make
the final cut, it's fairly tame by comparison and could have potentially been a much gorier film.
Alfredo using scissors to deface pictures of girls in a porn magazine
Various blood spattered shots are missing from a chainsaw attack on Gina by a tree
The scene or Ryan stuck in a mantrap is missing a shot of his blooded foot and a subsequent scream
A shot of a pen stabbed into Michelle's leg and its removal by a little girl is missing along with the subsequent maniacal laughing about the incident
A shot of Michelle's bloodied hand nailed to a chair is gone as is a shot of a hook in Ryan's leg as he is suspended upside down. Further scenes of these victim's predicaments are also cut. As have the lines with Tex teasing Ryan: Hey, if
you need anything... just twitch!; and Tex teasing Michelle: Don't ever think of leaving! Not before diner!
Missing shots of Alfredo with a cut off leg and kissing a severed head before spitting on it and chucking it away
The little girl's big chance for a kill has been deleted. She gets to pull the chord that releases a large hammer that swings down to hit Ryan on the head. Subsequent drinking of a cup of Ryan's blood is also trimmed
Leatherface marking a line across Michelle's face to aim his chainsaw is missing
Missing shots of Tinker's finger stumps and his ear on a grill and blood spattering onto Michelle
Missing shots of gandpa being shot
Missing shots of Michelle ripping her hand to free it from the nail in the chair.
Missing shots of mom dying and uttering son of a bitch with her last breath
Michelle gets less hits on Leatherface's head with her rock
Leaving Las Vegas is a 1995 USA romance by Mike Figgis.
Starring Nicolas Cage, Elisabeth Shue and Julian Sands.
Cut for a US R rating, but the Uncut Unrated version was distributed elsewhere.
Because his wife left him and took his son with her, screenwriter Ben Sanderson has started drinking, a lot. He's getting more and more isolated and he troubles women in bars because he wants to have sex with them. When he gets fired, he decides
to leave everything behind and move to Las Vegas and drink himself to death. In Las Vegas he meets Sera, a prostitute with some problems as well who he moves in with.
Lee Mack Live: Hit the Road Mack Live From Hammersmith is a comedy video .
Starring Lee Mack.
Exists in an uncut and bleeped version
Lee Mack, star of BBC comedy shows 'Not Going Out' and 'Would I Lie To You?', delivers his high-energy banter and sharp one-liners to the audience of the London Hammersmith Apollo, filmed over seven nights of shows.
UK: The uncut version was passed 15 uncut for very strong language, strong sex references for:
Legacy of Rage is a 1986 Hong Kong action film by Ronny Yu.
Starring Brandon Lee, Michael Wong and Regina Kent.
Cut by the BBFC for an 18 rated 1993 VHS release and 2001 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
Brandon plays Brandon Ma, a regular working Joe who holds down two jobs, so he can support his girlfriend May and his dream of owning a motorcycle. Brandon's best friend is Michael (played by Michael Wong), an ambitious and murderous dope peddler.
How Brandon and Michael ever became friends is the biggest mystery in the film. In any case, Michael covets May and so he comes up with a plan that will win her for him, and solves a problem he's been having. It seems that an undercover cop named
Sharky has been using his police connections to dominate the local cocaine trade, so Michael has him killed and uses Brandon as the fall guy. Brandon goes to jail, though he thinks that he will be released soon thanks to the efforts of his good
buddy Michael. Eight years later Brandon finally gets out of jail.
I watched Legacy of Rage after I saw Brandon's final film, The Crow, and I was literally blown away. Unlike most dubbed films, Brandon's sheer presence and force of character made the film very watchable--I never had a
sense that I was missing a part of his performance (although of course I was) because of the intense physical acting of his character.
The fight and shooting scenes are well balance with thoughtful character development. The final confrontation between Brandon and Michael is often compared to John Woo style Hollywood action epics, and rightly so...you will
rewind it again and again to catch all the action! The initial fight scene between Brandon and the bully is a treat for Bruce Lee fans. Brandon does several Brucisms, like cracking his knuckles by clenching his fists, and such. This is the
only time you will see Brandon emulate his father on film.
Cut in 2006 with the following BBFC comment: The cuts were Compulsory. A warning caption was added to the work, alerting viewers to the danger of performing some of the driving stunts portrayed in the work without proper
The Legend of the Lone Ranger is a 1981 USA / UK action western adventure by William A Fraker.
Starring Klinton Spilsbury, Michael Horse and Christopher Lloyd.
Cut by the BBFC for horse falls. Uncut in the US
When the young Texas Ranger, John Reid, is the sole survivor of an ambush arranged by the militaristic outlaw leader, Butch Cavendich, he is rescued by an old childhood Comanche friend, Tonto. When he recovers from his wounds, he dedicates his
life to fighting the evil that Cavendich represents. To this end, John Reid becomes the great masked western hero, The Lone Ranger. With the help of Tonto, the pair go to rescue the President Grant when Cavendich takes him hostage.
UK: Released uncut for:
2007 Prism R2 DVD
UK: Passed 12 after 5s of BBFC Cuts for:
2007 Network R2 DVD
2003 Carlton R2 DVD
2000 Carlton VHS
UK: Passed PG after 5s of BBFC Cuts for:
1998 Channel 5 VHS
UK: Passed A (PG) after 5s of BBFC Cuts for:
1981 cinema release
The BBFC cuts were:
Cuts required to two shots of horses suffering harm while falling
The Legend of 7 Golden Vampires is a 1974 UK/Hong Kong action horror by Roy Ward Baker.
With Peter Cushing, David Chiang, Julie Ege.
Cuts required by the BBFC for cinema release and VHS but not implemented in the cinema version. Cuts waived for UK DVD. There is a shortened US R rated version, but the uncut UK version has also been released and is MPAA Unrated.
Count Dracula journeys to a remote Chinese village in the guise of a warlord to support six vampires who are dispirited after the loss of a seventh member of their cult. At the same time, vampire hunter Prof. Van Helsing happens to be lecturing in
the country and is persuaded by villagers to help them fight this curse of the ages.
The film was critically panned for a couple of decades but seems to be genuinely liked by those that take actual effort to watch it.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence with previous cuts waived for:
When the expedition party is attacked by the thugs right after they set out on the travel, the last of the baddies is killed by a sort of death grip, apparantly punctuating his jugular vein. This is shown in both the uncut, the
old US edit and the US trailer! In the UK version you merely see the guy drop to the ground.
When the vampire lords later raid the village, the uncut version shows two girls being dragged out of their homes and stripped, showing their breasts. In the UK version we only see this happen to one of the girls very briefly.
US: The abbreviated US release version titled, The Seven Brothers Meet Dracula is MPAA R rated
From IMDb. As well as removing nearly 20mins of exposition, this version re-structures the film's narrative in order to cram a number of action scenes (some of which are shown two or three times) into the film as early as
possible. In addition to the narrative deletions you mention, the opening credits sequence now unfolds against stills of scenes of the vampires which actually occur about 15 mins into the original film, the flashback structure of the old man
avenging his daughters death by killing the 7th golden vampire has been removed and this is now simply an unexplained action sequence near the beginning of the film before Van Helsing appears rather than contained within his lecture, the
sequence in which the high priest meets Dracula in Translyvania has been rendered incomprehensible by the deletion of over 50% of the footage (and occurs about 10-15mins into the film rather than being the first scene), and a lot of the dialogue
in the scenes in the cave (where the good-guys rest for the night) is also missing.
The Lego Movie is a 2014 Australia/USA/Denmark family action animation by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
With Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks and Craig Berry.
In an interview with Collider, directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller explained that they have a lot of gags and deleted scenes left over and these could find their way into a bonus alternate version of the movie.
UK: Episode 6 (My Dinner With Nadakhan) was passed PG for mild violence after 1s of BBFC category cuts for:
2017 Warner video
The BBFC commented:
Company chose to remove a use of discriminatory language ('spazzing') in order to obtain a PG classification. Cut made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An uncut 12 classification was available.
Same cuts apply to the 1993 cinema release, 1993 Tartan video & 2008 Sound & Media DVD
Two cuts reported. Quoted from a posting by Michael Brooke:
The BBFC's interpretation of the Child Protection Act, after a bit of uncertainty in the late 1970s, now seems pretty consistent. Nudity in itself isn't enough to justify cutting - there has to be actual sexual
contact of some kind. I don't mean full intercourse or anything like that - one of the two cuts that 'Leolo' suffered was of a couple of obviously under-age children stroking a woman's breasts.
'Leolo' is an ideal case study concerning what is or isn't permissible - having seen both the uncut and cut versions, I'm amazed by what they left in! Bizarrely, shots of an obviously underage boy stuffing raw
liver down the front of his trousers, lying face down on the floor and squelching up and down on top of it *doesn't* contravene the Protection of Children Act, but a far more innocent shot such as the one I described above does!
Léolo is a rare work of pure poetic genius in film. It is a French-Canadian film that reminds me not only of the power of great cinema, but of the unlimited potential of the human imagination, and what it means to
experience real love.
Equally enchanting and depressing, Jean-Claude Lauzon's Léolo tells the story of Léo Lauzon (Maxime Collin), a 12-year-old Montreal boy who is more comfortable living in his wild imagination than in the reality of his
dysfunctional life. (He provides the voice-over narration for the film, from the perspective of an old man.) During the film one wonders, is this endearing boy slipping into schizophrenia (as mental illness afflicts his family), or does he
simply prefer a life of dreams to a life obsessed with bowel movements.
In confronting themes of adolescent sexuality, mental illness, and physical and emotional abuse (all of which are a part of Léolo's life), the film contains several truly disturbing scenes (none of which seem gratuitous in
the context of the film). One such scene involves the depiction of a tortured cat (sure to offend many viewers). (The scene is used to address parental concerns about their children's behaviour: which is worse, teenage smoking or acts of
violence?) The soundtrack includes Tom Waits and the Rolling Stones. Not surprisingly, Time Magazine named this poignant, one-of-a-kind film one of the 100 best movies of all time. It is one of my 10 favorite films. It is a film that will haunt
Léon is a 1994 France crime thriller by Luc Besson.
With Jean Reno, Gary Oldman and Natalie Portman.
There exists a Director's Cut and a Theatrical Version
A professional assassin rescues a young girl whose parents were killed in a police raid.
T he international edition is much better. Both versions carry a slight sexual tension throughout between Leon and Matilda, and the uncut version is more pronounced in this area, but that isn't the reason to buy it.
The extra 24 minutes on the uncut version provides a deeper understanding of the relationship between the two as the film progresses. For example, in the US version Matilda never becomes a real "cleaner" or hitman. It's only hinted at
when they shoot a jogger from a rooftop with blanks. In the uncut version, Leon takes her completely under his wing and teaches her the trade, including scenes where the pair run around killing bad guys and such. In the process, Leon teaches her
the "ring trick" by tossing a grenade at a victim and keeping the ring and grenade pin in his hand. This scene sets up the final scenes in the movie in a way that the US version left short and unexplained.
UK: The Director's Cut was passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence and language for:
2014 Studiocanal 20th Anniversary Steelbook [Director's Cut + Theatrical] RB Blu-ray
at UK Amazon
Leonor is a 1975 Spain / France / Italy horror fantasy drama by Juan Luis Buñuel.
Starring Michel Piccoli, Liv Ullmann and Ornella Muti.
Exists as a longer International Cut and a shortened US Cut
Legendary international star Liv Ullmann (Cries and Whispers, Persona) stars as Leonor, in this chilling and poetic 1970s arthouse horror film about a medieval noblewoman whose untimely death haunts her husband Richard
(Michel Piccoli, Belle de Jour, Contempt). After years of mourning and with Leonor's body walled up in a tomb, Richard marries the much younger Catherine (Ornella Muti, Flash Gordon, Oscar, Oasis of Fear), but he still can't find true happiness.
Desperate the relive his life with Leonor, he makes a pact with the devil that indeed brings back his late wife, but she's cold to the touch and now possesses an unearthly hunger that could destroy everyone around him.
From director Juan Luis Buñuel (Expulsion of the Devil, The Lady with Red Boots), son of the legendary filmmaker, Luis Buñuel, and writers Jean-Claude Carrière (The Tin Drum, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie) and Bernardo Zapponi (Deep Red,
Spirits of the Dead) comes a beautifully acted tale of an uncanny and tragic love, featuring a haunting score by Oscar® winner Ennio Morricone (The Thing, Spasmo) and stunning cinematography by Luciano Tovoli (Suspiria, The Passenger). Available
for the first time in HD.
US: The longer International Cut is presumably MPAA Unrated
The cinema version was cut when submitted in 2004 with the following BBFC justification: Cut required to scene in which young boy holds apparently erect penis.
Les Diables, a critically well received French drama about a pair of juvenile runaways, was considered in relation to the terms of the Protection of Children Act. The film was a sensitive study of two children, one
with learning disabilities, struggling on the margins of society. The film focused on their relationship, not just with the wider world, but also with each other. Several scenes suggested that the children were beginning to become sexually aware
and sexually attracted to each other. The parts were played by a boy and a girl who were both under 16 at the time of filming and a few scenes involved a certain amount of nudity. The Board took legal advice about these scenes and also consulted
a psychiatrist and a clinical psychologist about the psychological impact that taking part in the scenes may have had on the young persons involved. As a consequence, most of the scenes were allowed to pass but a cut was required to a scene
which implied that the boy had become sexually aroused while splashing around in water with the girl. Although it was almost impossible to register at normal speed, on freeze frame it was possible to see that the boy's penis was apparently
erect. In order to comply with the Protection of Children Act, the potentially indecent images showing his arousal were removed.
No DVD or video version has yet been certified
Thanks to Daniel, May 2008: Nothing Explicit
I remember the film because it was actually shown on BBC4 before it was shown theatrically in the UK, and the scene of the two underage actors splashing around in the bath prior to some apparently off screen sexual contact was intact. I
remember at the time being startled by what the scene suggested, but I didn't see any sign of the explicit detail that prompted the BBFC to cut it.
The rough cut was screened to the band in July 1969, and in September 1969, John Lennon told the band he was leaving the group. (The Beatles announced their split in 1970.)
The documentary was made available to cinema audiences in a cut-down version with an hour shorn from the runtime.
An insider revealed what we'll never get to see: There was much more stuff of John and Yoko, and the other three didn't really think that was appropriate because they wanted to make it a 'nicer' movie. They didn't want to have a lot of the
dirty laundry, so a lot of it was cut down.
After watching the edited version, Lennon said he felt that the camera work was set up to show Paul and not to show anybody else and that the people that cut it, cut it as 'Paul is God and we're just lyin' around...
There are bootleg tapes that exist of some footage not used in the final release, including a moment where Peter Sellers visits the band.
From IMDb. The Director's Cut features 7 minutes of additional uncontroversial footage:
In a new trailer scene, Riggs smashes his tv with a beer bottle
Murtaugh, before partnering with Riggs, goes to practice at the firing range.
Riggs, before the dope shoot out, answers a call in a school yard with a sniper. Riggs walks out into the line of fire and kills the sniper, emptying his clip into him.
Riggs returns home to show off his new TV to his dog
Riggs, after leaving Murtaugh's house, goes out to solicit a prostitute. The aftermath is not shown, but Riggs says he wants to take her home to watch The 3 Stooges with him; for this he pays her $100.
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
Lethal Weapon 2 is a 1989 USA action thriller by Richard Donner.
Starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover and Joe Pesci.
Cut by the BBFC for 1989 15 rated cinema release. Less cut for 18 rated VHS and similar cuts for the Director's Cut. BBFC cuts were waived for 2010 15 rated Blu-ray release of the Theatrical Version. The so called Director's Cut is uncut in the
Riggs and Murtaugh are on the trail of South African diplomats who are using their immunity to engage in criminal activities.
UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 for strong language and violence after the video cuts were re-applied as per the 1990-92 VHS:
2001 Warner R2 DVD
1999 Warner VHS
A second more of the shooting in the ship's hold was allowed though.
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 for strong language and violence after some of the 1989 cinema cuts were waived for:
1992 Warner VHS
1990 Warner VHS
Other cuts were waived but the following scenes continued to be cut more or less as the cinema versions:
A scene has been removed soon after Mel Gibson sees the body of Rika (Patsy Kensit) in which he kills two guards. The first one is beaten with a chain and the second has his head rammed in a car door (a definite BBFC no-no).
There is also a cut close-up of a bad guy being shot during a shortened climatic scene. Multiple shots were reduced to just one. This also removes Riggs' key dialogue of a roll call of the murdered victims of the villains
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 after BBFC cuts for:
1989 cinema release
The BBFC cuts were:
The attack on Murtaugh's home is missing a shot of a baddy with a nail gun head wound. The nail gun was also used against a second attacker but the scene was darkened to reduce the sight of blood.
A scene with Riggs and Rika was cut to remove almost imperceptible thrusting
A scene has been removed soon after Mel Gibson sees the body of Rika (Patsy Kensit) in which he kills two guards. The first one is beaten with a chain and the second has his head rammed in a car door (a definite BBFC no-no).
There is also a cut close-up of a bad guy being shot during a shortened climatic scene. Multiple shots were reduced to just one. This also removes Riggs' key dialogue of a roll call of the murdered victims of the villains.
The final fight between Riggs and Vorstedt suffered several kicks being cut.
Lethal Weapon 4 is a 1998 US cop film by Richard Donner. With Mel Gibson, Danny Glover and Joe Pesci.
Extensive BBFC category cuts were required for 15 rated cinema release, VHS, and DVD. Uncut on Blu-ray though, maybe 'accidentally'. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh, after escaping death from the previous movies are put on a hit list by The Triads. When blood thirsty mercenaries are on their tail they team up again with Leo Getz and Lorna Cole, a newcomer (Chris Rock) to
finally put an end to the Triads for good.
The BBFC said that the re-edited version removed 90 seconds of personal injury and sadism. The UK distributors voluntarily cut the incidence of neck breaks, head butts, garrotting, eye gouging and the noisy breaking of bones in five of the seven
The sounds of blows and kicks was lowered in a fight on a ship between Riggs and the captain
A shot was removed of a corrupt official anticipating the horror of being hit by a train
The fight scene towards the beginning of the film where Jet Li kills an accomplice is missing Jet Li breaking the guy's hand and then stamping on his foot after which he grabs the guy by the face and knees him.
In the same scene we don't get to see the wire being strapped tightly around the guy's throat.
In the major fight scene in Murtagh's house between Jet Li's thugs, Gibson, Russo and Glover there are many many small cuts to remove scenes of contact. This includes punches, kicks and the knife scenes. A pregnant Russo beating a thug is
trimmed as is Jet Li kicking Russo in the head as she enters the door.
Towards the end, when the Chinese family is brought to the forgery workshop, and the old character goes to his his uncle, we don't get to see the guy's neck being snapped. The implication still remains though.
During the car chase on the freeway the death of the Chinese man is cut. On The US DVD you see an obviously fake floppy dummy hit by the bus, but the UK DVD cuts before the impact
The sight of two men in a car just about to be hit by a train was deleted
A warehouse fight is missing the sight of a man shot in the head and a man having is back broken in a scissor hold.
The final scene is considerably cut in the same way, including Gibsons repeated Headbutt to Jet Li. Also as in Goldeneye the sound volume is reduced to make the fight impacts less severe.
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean is a 1972 USA comedy western romance by John Huston.
Starring Paul Newman, Ava Gardner and Roy Jenson.
BBFC Category cuts were required for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1972. Uncut and 15 rated on home video.
A no account outlaw establishes his own particular brand of law and order and builds a town on the edges of civilization in this farcical western. With the aid of an old law text and unpredictable notions Roy Bean distinguishes between lawbreakers
and lawgivers by way of his pistols.
The Life: What's Your Pleasure? is a 2004 Spain drama by María Lidón.
With Daryl Hannah, Denise Richards and Joaquim de Almeida.
No UK release. US R rated version is significantly cut but there is an uncut Unrated version
A writer is interviewing prostitutes, porn stars and gigolos for her latest book. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, the scholarship of the student of PHD of anthropology Rebecca finishes and she has financial problem to keep her apartment. Her neighbor
and call-girl Adrianna introduces her to prostitution.
MGM had acquired the United Kingdom release rights in the movie and were intent on releasing it in Britain as their major Christmas film for all the family.
Unfortunately the BBFC would only grant the film an X certificate, barring all under sixteen years of age from seeing it. What MGM had perceived as a jolly action romp was deemed by the UK censors to be an excessively violent film suitable only
In tandem with the censors MGM made extensive cuts, but still the censors would only grant an A certificate, meaning that children could only be admitted to see the film if accompanied by an adult.
Virtually all of the graphic violence in the original film was excised and the British release of the movie was not a success.
After Nicholas Ray died, Wenders was too depressed to help edit the film, so he left it to his friend Peter Przygodda. Przygodda spent a year working on it and this was the 116-minute version shown at the Cannes Film Festival. Wenders however,
was disturbed by this version and found it depressing and obscure. He spent three months with Chris Sievernich re-editing the film. Aside from cutting more than 25 minutes, he added more footage of Susan as well as his narration of Ray's diary.
This is the 91-minute definitive version of the movie.
Like Water for Chocolate is a 1992 Mexico romance by Alfonso Arau.
Starring Marco Leonardi, Lumi Cavazos and Regina Torné.
No censor cuts but the film premiered in a long version and then was shortened for general release. The US Version was even shorter.
This movie is about how life used to be in Mexico. It is a love story between Pedro and Tita, and why they coudn't get married because Tita's mother wanted her oldest daughter to get married first, and have Tita to stay and take care of her. It
shows how marriage was imposed on those times, and how a love between two people can change everything. This picture set a new epoch in Mexican movies all over the world.
International: The original version seen on the film festival circuit was about 123 minutes, although some sources quote 144 minutes.
UK: Shortened for general release and passed 15 uncut for:
US children's animation by Dean Deblois & Chris Sanders
The 2002 cinema release and 2003 Buena Vista DVD was cut with the following justification: Distributor chose to remove sight of dangerous activity which might be copied by young children (child
character emerging from a hiding place inside a washing machine or tumble drier) in order to achieve a U. A 12 uncut was available to the distributor.
The movie was intended to be an R, and then it was cut down to be PG-13, which is fine. I really liked the PG-13 version, but I love the R version. It's much crazier, wilder, more extreme. There's just some insane things in there, that aren't
in the PG-13 version. It's much racier, also.
Linda is a 1981 Spain / West Germany crime adventure by Jesús Franco (as Jack Griffin).
Starring Katja Bienert, Ursula Buchfellner and Raquel Evans.
Betsy Norman is a happy assistant at a luxurious Spanish hotel. Shiela, the hotel owner, caters for all wishes of her clientele with another lucrative business, the brothel "Rio Amore" where clients from all over the world come to relax
with the girls and watch the sado-masochistic shows. Linda, Betsy's sister, is drugged and forced to work as a prostitute there.
UK: Passed 18 after 3:57s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
1984 cinema release
From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were:
Cut to remove footage of whipping and rape from the brothel scene
cut to edit scenes of semi-naked bound women being threatened with a lighted cigarette and cactus leaves.
Link is a 1986 UK horror thriller by Richard Franklin.
With Elisabeth Shue, Terence Stamp and Steven Pinner.
Uncut for original UK 15 rated cinema release. Shortened for US release, and this shortened version found its way onto UK DVD again with a 15 rating
Student Jane jobs as an assistant for the animal researcher Phillip in a lonesome old house. They live alone except for the chimpanzees and butler Link: a 45 years old very intelligent orangutan. Phillip wants to put Link to death. However before
he can do this he's vanished tracelessly one morning. Link starts behaving more and more aggressive and prohibits Jane from using the phone or reaching the next village. When she punishes him by locking him out, he becomes violent.
UK: The UK Version was passed 15 uncut for:
1985 cinema release
UK: The shortened US Version was passed 15 uncut for:
Lion of the Desert is a 1980 Libya / USA war historical biography by Moustapha Akkad.
Starring Anthony Quinn, Oliver Reed and Rod Steiger.
Exists as a Theatrical Version and a Director's Cut only released on US VHS.
In the Fascist Italy Pre-World War II of Benito Mussolini, the cruel General Rodolfo Graziani is directly assigned by Il Duce to fight in the colonial war in Libya to vanquish the Arab nation. However, his troops are frequently defeated by the
national leader Omar Mukhtar and his army of Bedouins. But the Butcher of Ethiopia and Libya uses a dirty war against the natives, slaughtering children, women and aged people, to subdue Mukhtar.
US: A Director's Cut was released on US VHS running at 206 minutes.
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for:
This erotic vampire film features a young man on a strange quest after recognizing a castle on a poster. He seems to remember the castle from his childhood and eventually finds it with the aid of a strange woman dressed in white. It turns out
that his family has been keeping the secret of vampirism from him.
This stylish vampire epic is one of Rollin's best. We have the usual Rollin ingredients on hand, nocturnal settings, catacombs, coffins and semi nude vampires lurking the night. Unlike Franco who would delve further into the salacious aspects,
Rollin tends to blend his lustful elements into his crafty settings giving the viewer a very unique contrast. This film is a must see for any eclectic Rollin fan.
Lisa and the Devil is a1974 Italy/West Germany/Spain horror by Mario Bava and Alfredo Leone. With Telly Savalas, Elke Sommer and Sylva Koscina.
The Original Version is Lisa and the Devil. Later the film was significantly re-edited into The House of Exorcism which was cut by the BBFC for cinema release. Uncut on UK home video and uncut in the US.
Summary Review: Lisa and the Devil vs The House of Exorcism
Lisa (Elke Sommer) is a foreigner in a tourist group. While admiring a fresco of the devil (which looks amazingly like Telly Savalas), she hears music and is drawn to it, abandoning the tourist group in the process. This
leads her to a man (Telly Savalas) carrying a life-sized dummy. Lisa recognizes him as the devil from the painting and from this moment on the viewer is taken for a nightmarish journey that's hard to tell which is actually real or a hallucination.
Not that the end result is a mess, far from it; it is remarkable how Bava holds such a non-linear plot together so well where other filmmakers before and since failed and it's easy to see why this is Bava's favourite film. The cast ensemble is
excellent and so is the direction. It's definitely one of his best.
Unfortunately Leone couldn't find a distributor for this film. Seeing the success of The Exorcist, Leone had Bava reshoot some scenes that had Lisa possessed (spouting profanities, spewing pea soup, and so on). Bava
balked at filming material he felt was blasphemous, so he walked and Leone finished filming the scenes, edited them into Lisa And The Devil, and called it The House Of Exorcism. The end result is really pathetic and an insult to Mario Bava's
Lisa and the Devil
UK: The Original Version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, gore and sex for:
Little Boy is a 2015 USA / Mexico war comedy drama by Alejandro Monteverde.
Starring Emily Watson, Kevin James and David Henrie.
The film was initially rated PG-13 for some mature thematic material and violence. The studio appealed to the C.A.R.A. Appeals board presumably hoping for a PG rating. Later the studio surrendered the PG-13 rating and decided to go for an unrated
theatrical release. This seems to imply that the appeal was lost.
The movies went around the PG-13/appeal loop for a 2nd time in January 2015 when the movie was rated PG-13 for some thematic material including violence.
Little Deaths is a 2011 UK horror by Sean Hogan, Andrew Parkinson...
With Luke de Lacey, Holly Lucas and Siubhan Harrison.
Cut by the BBFC. Uncut in the Netherlands and the US
Well-to-do home owners Richard and Victoria pose as religious do-gooders and lure homeless girls to their luxurious home. Apartment dwellers Claire and Pete invigorate their love life with a role-playing game with increasingly hazy boundaries. Jen
and Frank, once prostitute and pimp, are now trying to make a go of things as an exclusive couple. Jen's even in therapy with a psychiatrist, who is secretly working with her husband Frank.
Each couple is in for a surprise. Richard and Victoria will have the tables turned on them by one of their lady victims; Claire will finally push Pete too far in their sexual game; and Jen and Frank can't begin to imagine what their conspiring
psychiatrist is up to. Little Deaths are little games that sometimes lead to the big one.
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane is a 1976 Canada / France mystery thriller by Nicolas Gessner (as Nicholas Gessner).
Starring Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen and Alexis Smith.
There is an international version and a slightly cut US version. However the US adopted the International Version since 2005 DVD.
Rynn Jacobs is a thirteen-year-old girl who lives in a secluded house that she and her father have rented in a quiet seaside community. But whenever anybody from the town tries to satisfy their curiosity, Rynn's father is never around, and it
seems as if the girl is all alone. Rynn's resourcefulness is put to the test as several people try to find out what she might be hiding, including the snobby landlady and her sleazy son.
UK: The International Version was passed 15 uncut for moderate threat to a child and paedophilia references for:
Little Miss Innocence is a 1973 USA drama by Chris Warfield.
Starring John Alderman, Sandy Dempsey and Terri Johnson.
Banned by the BBFC for 1976 cinema release. Uncut in the US.
Two beautiful teenage hitchhikers are picked up by a wealthy older man and brought to his mansion, with lustful intentions. However, his erotic dream soon turns into a horrifying nightmare as the seemingly innocent girls
begin to reveal their own deadly intentions... Starring Sandy Dempsey in a career performance.
The Director's Cut adds an alternative 20 minute ending with Audrey going on a Godzilla style rampage. Warner said:
The footage of the original ending was previously available only in black & white in the extra content of a limited number of copies of a DVD edition released in 1998. Now, with the help of production notes from Frank
Oz and others on the film's creative team, WHV has meticulously restored and digitally remastered the ending, in full color, with the elaborate special effects in tact. Sound has also been rebuilt and mixed in Dolby 5.1. The theatrical version
has also been re-mastered.
The Little Vampire is a 2017 Netherlands / Germany / Denmark / UK family animation comedy by Richard Claus and Karsten Kiilerich.
Starring Rasmus Hardiker, Amy Saville and Jim Carter.
BBFC category cuts were required for a U rated cinema and home video release in 2018.
The story of Rudolph, a thirteen year old vampire, whose clan is threatened by a notorious vampire hunter. He meets Tony, a mortal of the same age, who is fascinated by old castles, graveyards and - vampires. Tony helps Rudolph in an action and
humor packed battle against their adversaries, and together they save Rudolph's family and become friends.
UK: Passed U for mild comic violence, threat, very mild bad language after 29s of BBFC category cuts for:
2018 Signature Entertainment video
2018 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
Company chose to remove a scene of potentially dangerous imitable behaviour involving electricity in order to achieve a U classification. An uncut PG was available.
Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man is a 1976 Italy crime thriller by Ruggero Deodato.
Starring Marc Porel, Ray Lovelock and Adolfo Celi.
Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1976 cinema release. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
Before he was worshipped as an auteur of video nasty violence, the notorious Ruggero Deodato, creator of CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST and HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK, helmed perhaps his most potent pot-boiler: LIVE LIKE A COP, DIE LIKE A MAN. An edgy,
exciting and extravagantly plotted police-thriller, this masterpiece of high-octane action opens with a road-ripping race around Rome that makes THE FRENCH CONNECTION look positively lightweight in comparison! Inspired by the vigilante violence of
DIRTY HARRY, Deodato s crowning crime-shocker stars the heavyweight pair of Ray Lovelock (THE LIVING DEAD AT THE MANCHESTER MORGUE) and Marc Porel (Fulci s THE PSYCHIC) as two police investigators who are not above taking the law into their own
hands. Unleashed, uncut and uncensored, by 88 Films, this breathtaking babes n bullets blockbuster is an essential acquisition for Deodato-philes and lovers of classic Italian genre cinema alike!
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex, violence, sex references, drug use for:
The Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue is a 1974 Italian/Spanish horror by Jorge Grau.
With Cristina Galbó, Ray Lovelock and Arthur Kennedy.
Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating where there is also an uncut Unrated version. In the UK the BBFC cut the 1975 cinema release. Cut and uncut versions were released on pre-cert VHS which went onto be banned as video nasties. The VHS was passed 18
by the BBFC in 1985 but only after the original cinema cuts were replied along with additional cuts for video. The BBFC relented in 2002 and the film was passed 18 uncut on DVD.
Summary Review: British Mini
Watching this film was a real treat as it was devoid of the usual American teenage students being slaughtered and was even filmed here in the U.K.
It's full of 1960's/70's kitsch and the hero's even drive a real British Mini.
The picture quality is excellent so you can see the Zombies in all their lurid excellence.
If you only ever buy one Zombie movie, make it this one!
The Living Dead Girl is a 1982 France horror by Jean Rollin.
With Marina Pierro, Françoise Blanchard and Mike Marshall.
Cut by the BBFC for VHS. Uncut on DVD in the UK and US
Summary Review: very euro-horror
A toxic spill revives a beautiful, dead heiress who, with the help of her childhood friend, must quench her insatiable thirst for blood.
If you like your euro-horror a little sexier, a lot gorier, and even quite humorous, you cannot go wrong here. From the opening scene with the grave robbers being disfigured by toxic vapors (hilariously fake) to later ultra-gory scenes as our
tragic zombie-female-vamp dispatches one victim after another with her long sharp fingernails or devours their necks in extra-long munching scenes, this one delivers the goods!
It has a very euro-horror feel to it and is not as esoteric and heady as some of the other Rollin films.
Cuts to a shot of a woman with a knife in her throat spurting blood onto her killer
Catherine sticking her finger into a victim's neck has been shortened. With further cuts as Catherine digs into the victim's guts.
Cut s to a slow and relentless disembowelling as a woman victim is fed to a female vampire.
A scene of Helene slashing a woman's stomach has been deleted
A shot of Catherine eating from Helene's neck has been significantly shortened. As has Catherine continuing slow and relentless disembowelling of her victim. Catherine's dessert of a nice tasty thumb has also been cut.
Living Doll is a 1990 UK horror by George Dugdale and Peter Mackenzie Litten
With Mark Jax, Katie Orgill and Gary Martin.
Cut by the BBFC for 1990 cut cuts waived for an unreleased 2012 DVD. Uncut in the US
Summary Review: Very Weird
Howard, a shy morgue worker, falls in love with a girl who ends up in the morgue, but he doesn't let that stop him.
Don't expect some type of slasher flick, but what you can expect is a sick twisted love story of a man in love and living with a corpse as it rots, he imagines the corpse talking to him as he cooks for it buys it clothes sleeps with it (not
sexually , he does make out with it one time).
Overall the plot is good but at several points does drag and get boring but it still remains very weird.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong horror, violence and gore after previous BBFC cuts waived for:
Working for a moving company, Shouji is invited to a party by a girl named Yuika. However, he is drugged, and multiple women take advantage of him, and rape him repeatedly. When he recovers his memory, he finds himself stuffed in a cardboard box
on the railroad tracks, with a suicide note stuffed inside. Shocked, he frantically escapes from the cardboard box. Vowing revenge, he sets off to Yuika's residence. He pretends to be a delivery man, and enters her apartment. There, he stuffs
her in a box and takes her to a hideout where she will be used as a lure to contact the other party members that violated him. Watch the depravity of Shouji's revenge as he hunts down and boxes up the women for his carnal revenge...
A Lizard in a Woman's Skin is a 1971 Italy/Spain/France mystery thriller by Lucio Fulci.
With Florinda Bolkan, Stanley Baker, Jean Sorel.
Several edits exist but none attributed to BBFC censorship. Recent releases seem to have settled on a complete aggregated version.
Summary Review: Psychedelic
A young woman is accused of murdering her debauched neighbor after dreaming it. Was she set up, or did she really do it?
Visually this movie is stunning. Lots of superbly thought out hallucination scenes show the main character's decent into possible madness with really quite jarring effect. Yes there's the naked beauties and 60's soundtrack,
but neither of these feel like they've been shoehorned in for the sake of it. In fact the psychedelic party at the start of the film only adds to the uneasiness of everything.
The script has more twists and turns than a basket full of snakes. You're left wondering what's going to happen right up to the very end of this film.
Forget about movie genres and pigeon holes, this film is quite simply just a cracking ride from start to finish.
UK: The Aggregated Version was passed 18 uncut for sexualised nudity and scenes of sexual violence for: