Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is a 1998 UK crime film by Guy Ritchie. With Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher and Nick Moran.
Exists as a Theatrical Version and Director's Cut
Four Jack-the-lads find themselves heavily - seriously heavily - in debt to an East End hard man and his enforcers after a crooked card game. Overhearing their neighbours in the next flat plotting to hold up a group of out-of-their-depth drug
growers, our heros decide to stitch up the robbers in turn. In a way the confusion really starts when a pair of antique double-barrelled shotguns go missing in a completely different scam.
From IMDb. New footage included in director's cut:
at the very start of film, Ed is shown explaining the rules of 3 Card Brag to two people;
the scene where Big Chris goes to see the man on the sunbed is longer
Tom, Soap and Bacon are shown walking through the pub to the bar while Ed is playing cards
the earlier stages of the card game are shown
Alan explains to Ed the "history" between JD and Harry
when Barry is talking to the two scousers the dialogue is different
when Big Chris is walking into Harry's office near the end, he meets the man who was on the sunbed near the start of the film.
when Ed is being interviewed by the police you see him finishing explaining the rules of 3 Card Brag to them (as seen at very start)
just before the credits, you see Soap telling a whole joke in the car when they are coming back from the job
three outtakes are shown during the credits: one with Soap telling a joke, the next where Barry asks one of the scouser's for an ice cream and one where a guy runs onto the set.
there's also a scene prior to Big Chris coming in to Harry's when he'll be told about the boys' debt. The Baptist questions if Chris is loyal, and Harry tells a story and we see Big Chris knock 2 guys out in an elevator collecting a debt
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence, very strong language:
Logan is a 2017 USA action Sci-Fi drama by James Mangold.
Starring Doris Morgado, Dafne Keen and Boyd Holbrook.
Not cut, but the strong violence in a Superhero film was 15 rated by the BBFC. The BBFC reported a little feedback calling for an 18 rating. In fact for this reason the film was the most complained about film to the BBFC in 2017 with 20
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.
1997 France drama by Adrian Lyne. With Jeremy Irons, Dominique Swain and Melanie Griffith.
The cut R Rated version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
2000 Pathe R2 DVD
1999 Fox Pathe VHS
1998 cinema release
Though Dawn Mauer was used as a body double for all nude scemes featuring Lolita (Dominique Swain), director Adrian Lyne bowed to public pressure and cut all of them from the film for its U.S. release. They reportedly exist in its original
Two scenes involving nudity from the body double were originally intended to be included as supplemental footage in the UK DVD release but were banned by the BBFC.
After careful consideration the Board has determined that these two scenes, which are more explicit versions of scenes present in the feature version of Lolita, are not suitable for classification at any category.
They are NOT present on the Region 1 DVD.
The Comic Book and The Lake Point Cottages both contain strong depictions of sexual conduct between the adult Humbert Humbert and the 14 year old Lolita. In the case of the feature version of Lolita, the lack of
specific sexual detail within the overall context of the film allowed the Board to classify Lolita in the adult category. In the case of these two works, however, we are presented with out-of-context sexualised images of an underaged girl. These
scenes both contain images of sexual nudity and behaviour which were not present in the feature version and which are made even more problematic when presented in isolation or out of context as here.
In The Comic Book, we see a brief shot of Lolita's bare breasts (not present in the feature version) as well as lingering close up shots of Lolita's legs, caressed by Humbert. The atmosphere of the scene is highly
sexually charged. In The Lake Point Cottages, we once again have an extended version of a scene passed in the feature version of the film. As with The Comic Book, we are presented with shots of Lolita's breasts and torso and a brief shot of
pubis as her knickers are pulled down. These shots were not present in the version of the film presented to the Board for classification and would not have been passed had they been included.
Our main concern with these highly eroticised scenes is that they mightinvite feelings of arousal towards a child. We have a particular concern in the context of DVD extras where the scenes in question can be
readily accessed and replayed at any speed. The obvious sexualisation of a 14 year old girl with the use of such provocative detail must raise concerns about the potential misuse of this material by those predisposed to seek illegal sexual
encounters. There is, in the Board's view, a serious possibility of 'harm' being caused to some individuals, and potentially through their actions, to society more widely.
The Board has therefore refused cetificates to these two works.
The BBFC cut the 2009 cinema release by 26s for a 12A certificate: Company chose to make cuts to achieve a 12A classification. Cuts made to remove all sight of drug preparation (substance being heated in spoon) and
of implied drug injection into arm. An uncut 15 classification was available.
London Fields is a 2015 UK / USA crime mystery thriller by Mathew Cullen.
Starring Jaimie Alexander, Cara Delevingne and Amber Heard.
The film makers fell out about payments, references to Islam and a faked nude scene with Amber Heard. Mathew Cullen and Amber Heard were not happy over changes made by the producers after the film was completed. These arguments seem to have led to
the creation of a Director's Cut and a Producer's Cut.
Clairvoyant femme fatale Nicola Six has been living with a dark premonition of her impending death by murder. She begins a tangled love affair with three uniquely different men: one of whom she knows will be her murderer.
US: The Director's Cut was rated R for sexual content/nudity, language throughout, some violence and drug use.
US: The Producer's Cut was rated R for sexual content/nudity, language throughout, some violence and drug use.
BBFC cuts from John Hamilton's book Beasts in the Cellar:
In sequence in which prostitute entices man to her room, remove all shots in the room after the woman puts money in her blouse. Remove whole sequence in which men watch women in static poses on a stage.
Shorten the sequence in which beatniks paint a half-naked model. Shorten the sequence in the Paint Box Club, and in particular remove all close shots of the two models.
Remove entire sequence in Pink Elephant Club in which female impersonator appears.
In Venus Room, there must be considerable reduction of shots of nude or semi-nude women. In particular close shots should be removed and also the final long shots of the women on the stage. In the montage at the end,
remove all close shots of naked or semi-naked nude women and of the female impersonator.
Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance is a 1972 Japanese martial arts film by Misumi Kenji. With Tomisaburô Wakayama, Fumio Watanabe and Tomoko Mayama.
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1999 VHS. Later released uncut for 2009 18 rated DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
Summary Review: A great start to the series
This is the 1st film in the original series of six. However for some releases parts 1 & 2 are combined into one episode, Shogun Assassin. It is generally held that it is better to watch the series in its original 6 parts.
The story of a Ronin (masterless samurai) who wanders the countryside of Japan with his small child, having various adventures.
An original take on Samurai movies with the main character carrying around his infant son in an armed and dangerous baby cart. His infant son even helps him in battle sometime. No big surprise that this all is being based on a manga-series, by
Kazuo Koike, who also contributed to this movie its script.
The violence is deliberately over-the-top and the entire series is well known for featuring fountains of blood, whenever someone gets struck down or gets a limb or head cut off.
The movie is good looking with fine directing and is a great start to the series.
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades is a 1972 Japan action drama by Kenji Misumi. With Tomisaburô Wakayama, Gô Katô and Yuko Hamada.
BBFC cuts were required for an 18 rated 1999 VHS. Released uncut for 2009 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
Summary Review: An astonishing, great film
This is the 3rd film in the original series of six. However for some releases parts 1 & 2 are combined into one episode, Shogun Assassin, and then this film becomes the 2nd in a series of five.
In this episode Ogami Itto volunteers to be tortured by Yakuza to save a prostitute and is hired by their leader to kill an evil chamberlain.
An astonishing, great film. Wakayama Tomisaburo does not just act, he embodies. To me, this amazing actor is Lone Wolf of the Kazure Okami comic book series (itself a masterpiece). I can never get enough of looking at him.
Most people focus on the violence of these films, which is done beautifully, but for me, the most important thing is the simple, pure, and usually wordless characterization of the relationship between father and son.
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner is a 1962 UK sport drama by Tony Richardson.
Starring Michael Redgrave, Tom Courtenay and Avis Bunnage.
Cut by the BBFC for 1962 cinema release. This cut cinema has probably persisted to all home video releases rated 15 for VHS and 12 for DVD. However a short version was passed 12 for cinema in 2002.
A rebellious youth, sentenced to a boy's reformatory for robbing a bakery, rises through the ranks of the institution through his prowess as a long distance runner. During his solitary runs, reveries of his life and times before his incarceration
lead him to re-evaluate his privileged status as the Governor's prize runner.
UK: A short version was passed 12 uncut for some moderate violence and bad language for:
2002 cinema release
UK: Presumably the cut cinema version was passed 12 uncut for moderate violence for:
Lonely Are the Brave is a 1962 USA western drama by David Miller.
Starring Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands and Walter Matthau.
Cut by the BBFC for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1962. Uncut and PG rated for home video.
In order to free his best friend Paul Bondi from jail, cowboy Jack Burns gets himself imprisoned only to find out that Bondi does not want to escape. Thus Burns breaks out on his own and is afterwards being chased in the mountains by sheriff
Johnson with a helicopter and jeeps.
The Long Goodbye is a 1973 USA crime mystery thriller by Robert Altman.
With Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt and Sterling Hayden.
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1973 cinema release but uncut on home video. Uncut and R rated in the US.
When private eye Philip Marlowe (Elliott Gould) is visited by an old friend, this sets in train a series of events in which he s hired to search for a missing novelist (Sterling Hayden) and finds himself on the wrong side of vicious gangsters.
So far so faithful to Raymond Chandler, but Robert Altman s inspired adaptation of the writer s most personal novel takes his legendary detective and relocates him to the selfish, hedonistic culture of 1970s Hollywood, where he finds that his
old-fashioned notions of honour and loyalty carry little weight, and even his smoking (universal in film noir) is now frowned upon.
Widely misunderstood at the time, The Long Goodbye is now regarded as one of Altman s best films and one of the outstanding American films of its era, with Gould s shambling, cat-obsessed Marlowe ranking alongside more outwardly faithful
interpretations by Humphrey Bogart and Robert Mitchum.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong language and violence for:
The Board removed sight of horses being deliberately tripped and forced into somersault.
The BBFC entry for the 1986 Warner VHS reads 1:35s of cuts but this seems to erroneous and does not stack up with the running time.
Thanks to Mark. BBC 1 recently showed its usual full uncut version. The 95 seconds of cuts on the BBFC database are nonsense. The only cuts made to the video/DVD are 4 seconds. This footage is of the forward somersault of a horse shot from under
Distributors MGM seem to have released the cut UK DVD version across Europe.
Long Weekend is a 1978 Australia horror mystery thriller by Colin Eggleston.
Starring John Hargreaves, Briony Behets and Mike McEwen.
No censor cuts but there are several variants. Passed 'AA' uncut for 1980cinema release and then was 15 rated for all home video releases. MPAA R rated in the US.
When a suburban couple go camping for the weekend at a remote beach, they discover that nature isn't in an accommodating mood.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, moderate sex, horror:
US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for some sexuality, partial nudity, and some war and sports action.
advised category cuts
UK: Passed 12A for moderate sex, infrequent strong language after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:
2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
This film was originally seen for advice, when the company was informed that it was likely to receive a 15 classification but that their preferred 12A could be achieved by removing a scene of strong sex. When the film was submitted for formal
classification, that scene had been removed and the film was classified 12A.
The missing scene is described by the BBFC in the Insight for the uncut 15 rated version:
There is a scene of strong sex as two characters undress and shower together. Only partial nudity is shown.
Lord Of Illusions is a 1995 USA horror mystery thriller by Clive Barker.
Starring Scott Bakula, Kevin J O'Connor and Joseph Latimore.
Cut in the US for the MPAA R rated Theatrical Version. There is also an uncut Director's Cut
Summary Notes : Good amount of shocks
Based on his short story The Last Illusion , Clive Barker helmed this adaptation entitled Lord of Illusions , and offers up a good amount of shocks, scares, gore, and a near excellent plot
Scott Bakula stars as private detective Harry D'amour, and he gets involved with a bizarre case involving a magician (Kevin J. O'Connor) who years before had killed prophet and mentor Nix (played to perfection by Daniel Von
Bargen). However, Nix has seemingly been resurrected, and he and his followers have plans on the destruction of the world.
There are some plot holes and now and then some crummy acting (courtesy of the beautiful Famke Janssen), but for the most part Lord of Illusions is a great horror film from one of the great masters of horror.
UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for:
2014 101 Films [Blu-ray Theatrical + DVD Director's Cut] DVD RB Blu-ray/DVD Combo
at UK Amazon
At 154:53, the theatrical version on DVD is missing the shot where the lead Uruk-Kai Lurtz licks the bloody dagger blade after pulling it from his leg.
On the 4-disc extended edition DVD, commentry track #1, Peter Jackson says: Scenes like the throat cutting and the arm being lopped off were obviously trimmed back really for ratings reasons. Someone else then says, no spurting
allowed . In both versions, the arm lopping of the Lurtz is bloodless and the frame counts match exactly.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is a 2002 New Zealand/US animated adventure by Peter Jackson. With Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen and Viggo Mortensen.
Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Version.
While Frodo and Sam, now accompanied by a new guide, continue their hopeless journey towards the land of shadow to destroy the One Ring, each member of the broken fellowship plays their part in the battle against the evil wizard Saruman and his
armies of Isengard.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is a 2003 US/New Zealand/Germany animated adventure by Peter Jackson.
With Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen and Ian McKellen .
Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Version.
While Frodo & Sam continue to approach Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring, unaware of the path Gollum is leading them, the former Fellowship aid Rohan & Gondor in a great battle in the Pelennor Fields, Minas Tirith and the Black Gates as Sauron
wages his last war against Middle-earth.
UK: The Extended Version was passed 12 uncut for moderate violence, threat for:
2016 Warner Home Video
UK: The Extended Version was passed 12 uncut for intense battle violence and horror scenes for:
Lords of Chaos is a UK / Sweden thriller by Jonas Ĺkerlund.
Starring Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen and Sky Ferreira.
According to the Telegraph the BBFC are understood to have been so concerned about the film that it was reviewed at the highest levels and suicide prevention experts were consulted before it was approved for an 18 certificate for strong bloody
violence, gore, suicide.
The Telegraph suggests the US film censors at the MPAA were similarly concerned before rating it R for strong brutal violence, disturbing behavior, grisly images, strong sexuality, nudity, and pervasive language.
Lords of Dogtown is a 2005 USA / Germany sport biography by Catherine Hardwicke.
Starring Heath Ledger, Emile Hirsch and Victor Rasuk.
Cut in the US for an MPAA PG-13 rating which was then pass 12A for UK cinema release in 2005. Home video releases are uncut with a 15 rating in the UK and MPAA Unrated in the US.
A fictionalized take on the group of brilliant young skateboarders raised in the mean streets of Dogtown in Santa Monica, California. The Z-Boys, as they come to be known, perfect their craft in the empty swimming pools of unsuspecting suburban
homeowners, pioneering a thrilling new sport and eventually moving into legend.
UK: The Director's Cut/Unrated Extended Cut was passed 15 uncut for:
The Lost City of Z is a 2016 USA action historical biography by James Gray.
Starring Charlie Hunnam, Tom Holland and Robert Pattinson.
Cut in the US for an MPAA PG-13 rating. Presumably it was this cut version that was passed 15 for 2016 DVD and Blu-ray.
The Lost City of Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited
the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as "savages," the determined Fawcett - supported by his devoted wife, son and aide de camp returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an
attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925.
US: Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing images, brief strong language and some nudity after cuts
UK: Presumably it was the cut US Theatrical Version that was passed 15 for brief strong violence, gory images without BBFC cuts for:
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.
Love Camp is a 1981 movie by Christian Anders.
Starring Laura Gemser, Christian Anders and Gabriele Tinti.
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1981. Uncut and 18 rated for 2006 DVD.
Only an actress as exotic as Laura Gemser could be known The Divine One in a sex-crazed love cult. Doing her naughty bidding is Dorian (writer/director Christian Anders), the cult's singing hippie recruiter. Peace and love may be the cult's
selling point, but money and soft-core corruption is what they're really after. Can the sexy innocents escape the cult's evil clutches?
Love Camp 7 is a 1969 USA war horror thriller by Lee Frost.
With Bob Cresse, Maria Lease and Kathy Williams.
Banned as a video nasty in 1985, then banned by the BBFC in 2002. Uncut elsewhere but there have only been a few obscure releases until the 2017 US DVD/Blu-ray Combo.
Summary Review: Don't Take Seriously
Set in a Nazi "Love Camp" that services the needs of front line officers. The video packaging claims that this film is based on fact, but the plot is so far fetched you would have a hard time believing that. Two young WAC officers go
undercover as POW's in the prison camp hoping to get some information from a scientist that's being held there. Unfortunately things go wrong and they end up overstaying their welcome and being subjected to the same indignities as the other
The violence and sexploitation are best taken as tongue-in-cheek. By enjoying the exploits of the two WAC officers, Maria Lease and Kathy Williams, the movie is quite entertaining.
Both Lease and Williams could pass as Playboy Playmates. Both girls have no less than four scenes each were their wares are sampled - talk about copping a feel, these horny Nazis devour these two toothsome actresses!
Love Camp 7 is an exploitation film set in a Nazi 'love camp' during the second World War. The film contains numerous scenes of women prisoners being abused, tortured and humiliated by their Nazi captors. Indeed the
whole purpose of the work is to invite male viewers to relish the spectacle of naked women being humiliated for their titillation. Love Camp 7 contains both eroticised depictions of sexual violence and repeated association of sex with
restraint, pain, and humiliation. These sequences were in clear contravention of the Board's strict policy on depictions of sexual violence, which prohibits scenes that eroticise or endorse sexual assault. The possibility of cuts was
considered. However, because the sexual violence runs throughout the work cutting was not considered to be a viable option.
UK: Released on pre-cert video for:
1983 Market VHS
The video was listed as a
video nasty in April 1985 and stayed on the list throughout the panic so became one of the collectible DPP39s
Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun is a 1977 West Germany / Switzerland horror adventure drama by Jesús Franco (as Jess Franco).
Starring Susan Hemingway, William Berger and Herbert Fux.
Banned by the BBFC from 1979 cinema release. Heavily cut on 2004 18 rated DVD to remove sexualised torture and nudity of an under 18 year old actress.
16-year-old Maria is forced into Serra D'Aires convent, secretly run by Satanists. Her confessor is in collusion with the Mother Superior. Maria is tortured, forced into sex with men, women, and the horned Devil, and told that it's all a bad
dream. She writes a letter to God, and a Knight rescues her, only to fall into the hands of the Inquisition, put on the rack, and condemned to death like Joan of Arc.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated
UK: Passed 18 after 6:15s of BBFC cuts for:
2004 Anchor Bay R2 DVD
The BBFC commented:
The cuts were Compulsory. Distributor was required to cut indecent images of a child under the terms of the Protection of Children Act 1978, and images of sexualised torture.
Resubmissions of old works highlighted the impact of the change in the definition of a child. Love Letters Of A Portuguese Nun featured sexualised nudity involving an actress who was under 18 at the time of filming. The
BBFC judged some of the images to be indecent and cuts were therefore made.
All reference to Susan Hemingway's nakedness have been removed in their entirety, this includes the actual torture scenes.
Presumably the actress was over the age of consent though, so this video has fallen victim to the knee jerks of the UK parliament who perversely declared that legal acts are illegal to film.
Love Me Deadly is 1973 US horror by Jacques Lacerte.
With Mary Charlotte Wilcox, Lyle Waggoner and Christopher Stone.
Banned by the BBFC for 1973 cinema release.
Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Summary Review: Will You Love Me When I'm Dead
A grueling film about a lovely young housewife coming to terms with her compulsive necrophilia. Through frequent visits to the local mortuary, she finds a clandestine society of like-minded individuals.
The movie plays its subject matter pretty straight and delivers a decent enough and unusual B movie.
Love Nest is a 1976 West Germany adult comedy by Hans Billian and Alois Brummer
With Karin Lorson, Sepp Gneissl and Christine Szenetra.
Presumably the Softcore Version was cut by the BBFC for 1980 cinema release. There is also a hardcore version featuring different actors and scenes
Hannelore Reitzler elopes with her boyfriend to the Hotel Liebesnest but he leaves her during the night after failing to take her virginity. Not wanting to return home, Hannelore takes a job as a chambermaid at the hotel, which involves giving
sexual favors to the guests at an extra charge. Meanwhile, a female cat burglar sneaks into Liebesnest every night and whenever she gets caught, she offers her body to her captors to keep them quiet.
UK: Presumably the Softcore Version was passed X after compulsory BBFC cuts for:
2009 Revelation R2 DVD titled Swedish Erotica Collection 2
at UK Amazon
The BBFC noted in the 2009 Annual Report: Collection 2, Swedish Erotica, a compilation of three early 1970s films from Sweden (Wide Open, Love Play and More About the Language of Love) was passed 18 without cuts. The
work, which includes explicit images of sexual activity, is now very dated. By contemporary standards it is clearly not a sex work, but rather a genuine attempt to inform and educate, and the Board concluded that there was sufficient contextual
justification to allow these scenes at 18 .
UK: Passed 12/12A for strong language, moderate sex references after 1s of BBFC category cuts for:
2014 Entertainment One UK RB Blu-ray
2014 Entertainment One UK R2 DVD
2014 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
Company chose to remove strong language (in this case 'motherfucker') in order to secure a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available.
The BBFC commented further in the Annual Report covering 2014:
Originally contained a particularly strong term ('motherfucker'), which was redubbed by the company in order to secure a 12A classification. The use was a major focus of the scene and spoken in a comically aggressive manner.
Love Variations , one of the first British sex education films to show nudity in the UK, consisted entirely of alternating scenes of a family doctor showing diagrams of sex positions and illustrative tableaux
of posed figures faking coition in increasingly unlikely and back-breaking postures.
The producers, of course, stressed their good intentions to the censors. The press book for Love Variations stated, a little disingenuously:
The film does not seek to entertain -- only to inform. The producers wish to point out that although the film is frank, comprehensive and explicit it will almost certainly prove unrewarding to those looking for titillation
or sensation and will be of interest only to those motivated by a sincere desire to be informed.
The BBFC, indecisive about how to treat sex education films, accepted this but nevertheless at first rejected Love Variations on the splendidly perverse grounds that since the film was not entertaining it was unsuitable for
cinemas, which were essentially places of entertainment.
When finally released, Love Variations smashed house records at the Jacey Tatler cinema in London,
Lucifer is a 2019 India action crime thriller by Prithviraj Sukumaran.
Starring Mohanlal, Vivek Oberoi and Manju Warrier.
BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2019.
A political Godfather, who ruled the God's Own Country, dies and a lot of thieves dressed up as politicians took over the rule. When question arises on the replacement of the 'God', just one name emerges; 'Stephen Nedumbally'.
UK: Passed 12A for infrequent strong language, moderate violence, references to sexual assault after 3:17s of BBFC category cuts:
2019 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
Company chose to remove scenes of strong violence and scenes of sexual threat in order to achieve a 12A rating. Cuts made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An uncut 15 classification was available.
Lucifer's Women is a 1978 USA horror by Paul Aratow and Al Adamson.
Starring John Carradine, Don 'Red' Barry and Larry Hankin.
Originally produced as sexy horror titled Lucifer's Women. It was later substantially re-cut to remove the sexy stuff and was then re-titled Doctor Dracula.
Acclaimed author, John Wainwright, has developed an interest in satanism and black magic. Hoping to manipulate him to suit his own perverse desire, Wainwright's publisher, Sir Stephen convinces him to perform the ultimate
black rite: a human sacrifice. Selecting a beautiful burlesque dancer to be their victim, Wainwright begins having doubts about his beliefs, as Sir Stephen becomes more and more preoccupied with the black arts, and murder...
US: Lucifer's Women is uncut and MPAA R rated for:
2018 Vinegar Syndrome [Lucifer's Women + Doctor Dracula] R0 Bu-ray/R0 DVD Combo
at US Amazon
US: Doctor Dracula is cut and MPAA Unrated for:
2018 Vinegar Syndrome [Lucifer's Women + Doctor Dracula] R0 Bu-ray/R0 DVD Combo
at US Amazon
This film was originally completed in 1975 by Paul Aratow, but not released. With an eye for another try this time for TV, Director Al Adamson cut the erotic material and shot some new footage in 1981. It was then released under the title Doctor
Lust for a Vampire is a 1971 UK drama horror by Jimmy Sangster.
With Ralph Bates, Barbara Jefford and Suzanna Leigh.
The UK cinema release had a sex scene cut by the BBFC. Home video releases are uncut.
Note that the ubiquitous promotional still to the right was a still for promotional use and does not appear in the film in such clear sight.
Summary Review: Cult Following
In 1830, forty years to the day since the last manifestation of their dreaded vampirism, the Karnstein heirs use the blood of an innocent to bring forth the evil that is the beautiful Mircalla - or as she was in 1710, Carmilla. The nearby
Finishing School offers rich pickings not only in in the blood of nubile young ladies but also with the headmaster who is desperate to become Mircalla's disciple.
Just when the Hammer Christopher Lee Dracula franchise began to run out of steam in the late sixties, the company revved up its product by turning to Sheridan Le Fanu's Carmilla and filming several versions of the novel.
Lust is admittedly shaky in terms of script, and the ambiance is on and off (but wow is it terrific when it's on). What makes this click with so many horror buffs, in particularly those who love lesbian vampire films, is the
one-time star Yvette Stensgard, a gorgeous Scandinavian child-woman who looks absolutely innocent (particularly when her eyes fetchingly cross), even the moment before she rips open the neck of her next victim. Lots of nudity, with nothing but
blood covering her nubile body.
A genuine cult following has formed around this film because of Stensgard's devastating charisma, which would never be properly employed again, by Hammer or any other company.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
2008 Optimum [Vampire Lovers + Lust for a Vampire] R2 DVD
at UK Amazon
Lust for Freedom is a 1987 USA crime thriller by Eric Louzil.
Starring Melanie Coll, William J Kulzer and Judi Trevor.
Significantly cut by the BBFC for 1987 VHS and less cut for 2004 DVD. Uncut in the US.
Summary Notes: A Turn Off
After her boyfriend is brutally murdered in a sting operation, special agent Gillian Kaites is implicated in the slaying and is sentenced to prison. While behind bars, she discovers a shocking web of corruption and begins to
plot a bloody revenge in this action and T & A filled Troma classic from director by Eric Louzil and producer by Lloyd Kaufman!
If you are looking for something racy, race away from this. Poorly shot, poorly edited, poorly acted and just plain hard to watch. Sure this type of film is for turning your brain off, but the film itself is such a turn
off the only thing to do is turn it off.
UK: Passed 18 after 24s of BBFC cuts and some previous cuts waived for:
2004 Hollwood DVD/Consolidated R2 DVD
The BBFC commented:
Cuts required to remove eroticised images of nudity within a rape scene (close-ups of female victim's naked crotch and breasts)
UK: Passed 18 after 5:34s of BBFC cuts for:
1987 Braveworld VHS
Thanks to Bleach for BBFC cuts details:
A t 37˝ mins - After first lesbian scene, remove intercut scenes of man in T-shirt menacing, hurting and having sex with woman in cell, and also of her being whipped, the remaining lesbian scenes, and the flashback of
woman kneeling over man's body, resuming on her sitting in cell.
At 51˝ mins - In snuff movie scene in chalet, remove all actual threat with gun to nude woman by cutting away as man hands gun to younger man kneeling on bed, resuming on van outside when shot is heard.
At 55 mins - In fight between two women, remove double ear-clap.
At 67˝ mins - In wrestling match between women, remove sight of woman's head on floor being pulled back and later sight of her neck being broken while she is held against ropes.
At 73 mins - When woman is menaced with knife, remove sight of her trousers being pulled down to reveal pubic area and all subsequent menacing, resuming on shot of police.