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McCinsey's Island

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McCinsey's Island is a 1998 USA action comedy adventure by Sam Firstenberg.
With Hulk Hogan, Grace Jones and Robert Vaughn. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for a PG Rating for 1998 VHS. The cuts persisted into the 2008 DVD. Uncut in the US

BBFC cut
category cuts
9s
PG Cert 88:46s UK: Passed PG for mild violence after 9s of category cuts for:
  • 2008 T-House R2 DVD
  • 1998 Film 2000 VHS

From IMDB: The BBFC removed shots of

  • Joe kicking a man in the chest
  • Joe head-butting the same man.
The McMasters

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  • The McMasters... Tougher Than the West Itself!
The McMasters... Tougher Than the West Itself! is a 1970 USA western by Alf Kjellin.
With Burl Ives, Brock Peters and David Carradine. BBFC link IMDb

No censor cuts but there are 2 alternative endings

Summary Notes

When Benjie, a black man who fought in the Civil War, returns to the southern town of Ironside, his return is not exactly a welcome one. The citizens are already uptight about the color of his skin...but the fact that he fought for the Union Army and still wears his uniform is all that is needed for hatred and violence to be fanned by an ex-Confederate soldier named Colby.

uncut
uncut
15 cert 85:39s UK: The up beat ending version was passed 15 uncut for sexual violence and discriminatory language for:
  • 2010 Optimum Home Releasing R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2005 Dynamic R2 DVD
uncut
uncut
X cert 97:40s
=93:46s
UK: Presumably the downbeat ending version [unconfirmed] was passed X uncut for:
  • 1970 cinema release
Mean Guns

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  • Dados Viciados

Mean Guns Blu ray Christopher Lambert

Mean Guns is a 1997 USA action crime thriller by Albert Pyun.
Starring Christopher Lambert, Ice-T and Michael Halsey. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Pre-cut for violence by the distributors for 18 rated 1998 cinema release and VHS. Uncut for 18 rated 2015 home video. There exists a shortened R rated theatrical version in the US.

Summary Notes

A gangster boss (Ice-T) has a list of about 100 people who have screwed up at one point or another. Rather than outright killing them, he decides to have a little fun by putting all of them together in a high security prison, unarmed, and dumping bucketfulls of guns, ammo, and baseball bats on them and letting them kill each other. The final three who survive are given a prize of 10 million dollars. Let chaos reign.

BBFC uncut
uncut
18 105:45s

UK: The European Version was passed 18 uncut for strong violence for:
cut
pre-cut
MPAA R ~104:00s
=~99:00s
US: A shortened US version is MPAA R rated
cut
pre-cut
12:28s
18 93:18s

UK: A pre-cut version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1998 Polygram VHS
  • 1998 cinema release

The film and video versions are cut in exactly the same way. The cuts were made in consultation with the BBFC but made voluntarily by the distributors to tone down the overall level of violence and gun play in the film.

The BBFC commented on the cuts in the Annual Report covering 2016:

The film was submitted for video release in an extended cut in 2015, including a sequence juxtaposing violent imagery with that of a child.

BBFC's Advisory Panel on Children's Viewing perceived that there were no issues of potential harm in the film's depiction of a child among the violent imagery, and that the dated style, unrealistic storyline and largely bloodless depiction of violence lessened the impact of the violent scenes.

The Mechanic

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  • Killer of Killers

The Mechanic DVD cover

See trailer from youtube.com

Uncut version is available at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
uncut
uncut
15 Certificate

MPAA
PG

95:44s 1972 US action film by Michael Winner.
With Charles Bronson, Jan-Michael Vincent and Keenan Wynn.
IMDb

Passed 15 uncut after previous BBFC cuts waived for:

The US release is uncut and MPAA PG rated for:

BBFC
7s
15 Certificate 95:38s Passed 15 after 7s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1988 Warner VHS

The BBFC cuts were:

  • close ups of lock picking
BBFC uncut AA certificate

MPAA
PG

99:33s
=95:34s
Passed AA (14) uncut for:
  • 1972 cinema release
Meet the Feebles Meet the Feebles is a 1989 New Zealand musical comedy by Peter Jackson.

Banned in Ireland. See International Banned List: Meet the Feeble

Melody Time

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Melody Time is a 1948 USA family animation by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson...
Starring Roy Rogers, Trigger and Dennis Day. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by Disney in the US to remove scenes with smoking. Uncut in the UK.

Summary Notes

Segments: "Once Upon a Wintertime," two lovers rescued from an icy river by friendly animals; "Bumble Boogie," bee beset by musical instruments and symbols come to life; "Johnny Appleseed," story of the legendary pioneer tree-planter; "Trees," mood piece set to musical treatment of Joyce Kilmer's poem; "Little Toot," story of a heroic little tugboat who saves an ocean liner; "Blame it on the Samba," Donald Duck and Jose Carioca have the blues blown away at a Latin cafe; "Pecos Bill," story of the legendary cowpoke, his trusty mount Widowmaker and his sweetheart Slue Foot Sue.

uncut
uncut
U cert 71:58s UK: Passed U uncut for no issues likely to offend or harm for:
cut
pre-cut
US flag   US: Cut by Disney to removes shots of smoking

Thanks to Braintree. From IMDb:

In 1998 Disney changed the Pecos Bill segment. They cut a scene of Bill rolling a smoke and digitally removed all other shots of the offending cigarette hanging from his lips. The cigarette was edited out in each case resulting in the removal of almost the entire tornado sequence and some odd hand and mouth movements for Bill throughout.

Meltdown

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  • Shu dan long wei
  • High Risk
Meltdown is a 1995 Hong Kong action comedy by Jing Wong & Lun Ah.
With Jet Li, Jacky Cheung and Chingmy Yau . BBFC link IMDb
Cut in Germany and for some releases in Hong Kong. Shortened for international release but the violent action is complete. The vide was 18 rated by the BBFC for 2002 DVD

Summary Notes

After failing to save his wife from The Doctor, Kit Li is working as a bodyguard and secret stunt double for the cowardly martial arts film star Frankie Lane. Frankie attends an exhibition of the crown jewels of Russia at a Hong Kong hotel, and when the Doctor's gang take over the building in attempt to steal them, Kit is the only thing standing in their way. Will Frankie regain his courage? Will romance blossom between Kit and the nosy reporter? Who has the best Kung-Fu?

BBFC uncut

cut
shortened
29s

18 96:49s

UK: Dubbed + subtitled shortened versions were passed 18 uncut for:

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com. The violence is uncut but narrative scenes have been shortened by 29s without consequence to the narrative.

Memoirs of an Invisible Man

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1s PG Cert 94:53s 1992 US film by John Carpenter (Warner Home Video)

Same cuts for cinema and video version.

Maybe it is the "Fuck You" that has been deleted

Memphis Belle

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Memphis Belle
 

Memphis Belle is a 1990 UK/Japan/USA action war drama by Michael Caton-Jones.
Starring Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz and Tate Donovan. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for PG rated VHS and DVD release. Later uncut and rated 12 by the BBFC for cinema and Blu-ray. Uncut in the US.

Summary Notes

It's May 1943 at a US Air Force base in England. The four officers and six enlisted men of the Memphis Belle - a B-17 bomber so nicknamed for the girlfriend of its stern and stoic captain, Dennis Dearborn - will soon start their twenty-fifth mission, having completed their previous twenty-four successfully with nary an incident, while fewer and fewer other planes are coming back from their missions at all.

uncut
uncut
12 Cert

MPAA
PG-13

102:11s UK: Passed 12 uncut for strong language for:
  • 2014 Warner Home Video R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 1990 cinema release

US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 Rated for:

BBFC cut
category
cuts
1s
PG Cert 102:37s UK: Passed PG after a 5s BBFC cut for category for:
  • 2005 Warner R2 DVD
  • 1998 Warner VHS
  • 1991 Warner VHS

Cut for a PG:

  • Airman chorusing Situation normal: All fucked up, is shortened to just: Situation normal
Men in Black

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  • MIB

Black Full Region Import NTSC  

Men in Black is a 1997 USA comedy Sci-Fi film by Barry Sonnenfeld.
Starring Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith and Linda Fiorentino. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
BBFC Category cuts for a PG rating applied to all UK releases until 2017 when an uncut version was passed 12.  Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.

Summary Notes

A streetwise NYPD detective joins a secret organization that polices extraterrestrial affairs on Earth.


Cutting Edge Quick Trims

See the cuts from Men in Black

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uncut
uncut
12 cert

MPAA PG-13

93:53s
 
UK:  The Uncut Version was passed 12 for moderate bad language for:
  • 2017 Sony R0 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 27th December 2017

US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:

BBFC cut
category
cuts
5s
PG Cert 93:53s UK: Passed PG for mild language, violence and horror after 5s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2012 Sony MiB Trilogy RB Blu-ray
  • 2012 Sony MiB Trilogy R2 DVD
  • 2000 Sony R2 DVD
  • 1997 Columbia/Tri-Star VHS
  • 1997 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were to overdub 2 aggressive uses of the word prick

  • You insensitive prick was replaced by You insensitive jerk
  • I just hope the little prick hasn't skipped town was replaced by I just hope the little twerp hasn't skipped town
Men with Guns

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6s 18 86:04s 1998 release

The BBFC have problems with both drugs and things anal. This video offends both by having a man snort cocaine from a woman's butt and so this has been cut.

Menace II Society

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Menace II Society DVD

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
R Rated

93:30s 1993 US crime drama by Albert & Allen Hughes

The BBFC passed the 2009 Entertainment in Video Director's Cut DVD/Blu-ray, 18 uncut

From cuts details on IMDb

The director's cut version makes the following changes:

  • An extra shot of bullets leaving the back of the guy Samuel L Jackson kills.
  • An extra shot of Awax holding the gang member while he shoots him.
  • A small scene showing how Caine and O Dog brake into the car in the garage.
  • Two extra shots of bullet wounds during the final scene.
  • It also includes two deleted scenes, the funeral of Caines cousin and a scene at his grandparents house after the funeral.

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

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

BBFC
uncut

MPAA
cut

18

MPAA
R Rated

92:57s Previous BBFC cuts waived when re-submitted by Entertainment in Video in 2003. But this is still based on US R rated Theatrical Version.
BBFC
10s

MPAA
cut

18 92:49s The 1994 First Independent and 1999 Columbia/TriStar video versions were the R Rated Theatrical Version further cut by 10s as follows:
  1. A single shot of O-Dog (Larenz Tate) and Caine (Tyrin Turner) breaking open a car door by inserting a thin piece of metal between the window and the lock has been cut lest any aspiring car thieves are watching.
  2. At the revenge shooting at the burger stand: The UK video shows a victim staggering away from Caine & O'Dog whose friend offers help but in fact shoots him. 2 further shots are heard as the scene cuts away. The original version clearly shows all 3 shots with chunks of the victims back being shot out.
  3. When Caine's dad shoots one of his gambling buddies, there are trims applied to the entrance and exit wounds of the many gunshots fired.
  4. In the final showdown Sharif's death by gunshots was trimmed, and 2 gunshot wounds were also trimmed from Caine's death.
BBFC
uncut

MPAA
cut

18

MPAA
R Rated

97:12s
=93:19s
There were no BBFC cuts to the R Rated Theatrical Version submitted for the 1993 cinema release.
Mercenary (1996)

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  • Bérenc

Mercenary Olivier Gruner

Mercenary is a 1996 USA action thriller by Avi Nesher.
Starring Olivier Gruner, John Ritter and Robert Culp. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Jonas Ambler is a rich businessman who's wife is killed by kidnapers. So he decides to get even. He hires a mercenary to find and kill the kidnapers. There's only one catch, he wants to go with them.

uncut
uncut
MPAA R ~102:00s
=~98:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
3s
18 98:15s

submitted
98:14s
UK: Passed 18 after 3s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1997 Buena Vista Home Entertainment [Closed Captioned] VHS

The BBFC cuts were:

  • At 15 minutes. As 'Bagman' stabs villain in eye with pen, remove all sight of pen in eye, resuming on gun being drawn from waistband
The Mercenary (1968)

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  • A Professional Gun
  • Il mercenario

The Mercenary Blu-ray

The Mercenary is a 1968 Italy / Spain / USA comedy western by Sergio Corbucci.
Starring Franco Nero, Tony Musante and Eduardo Fajardo. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for an AA cinema release in 1970. Passed 15 uncut for 2017 DVD and Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.

Summary Notes

While a Mexican revolutionary lies low as a U.S. rodeo clown, the cynical Polish mercenary who tutored the idealistic peasant tells how he and a dedicated female radical fought for the soul of the guerrilla general Paco, as Mexicans threw off repressive government and all-powerful landowners in the 1910s. Tracked by the vengeful Curly, Paco liberates villages, but is tempted by social banditry's treasures, which Kowalski revels in.

BBFC uncut
uncut
15

MPAA PG-13

101:46s

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence for:
  • 2017 88 Films Limited [Dubbed] video
US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:
  • 2017 Kino Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 7th November 2017
BBFC cut
category cuts
AA submitted
105:59s
=101:45s
UK: Passed AA (14) after category cuts for:
  • 1970 cinema release titled A Professional Gun
Mere Jeevan Saathi
  • Suneel Darshan's Mere Jeevan Saathi
uncut
uncut
15 cert 129:23s Mere Jeevan Saathi is a 2006 Indian romance by Suneel Darshan

UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

  • 2006 Tip Top DVD
BBFC
57s
12A cert   UK: Passed 12 after 57s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2006 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

  • Cut for bloody detail of suicides, at '12A', the portrayal of suicide should not dwell on imitable detail.
Meridian

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  • Phantoms
  • Kiss of the Beast

Phantoms Meridian DVD Sherilyn Fenn

See trailer from youtube.com

uncut
uncut
18 82:39s Meridian is a 1990 US horror by Charles Band.
With Sherilyn Fenn, Malcolm Jamieson and Charlie Spradling. IMDb

UK: Passed 18 uncut with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

  • 2012 88 Films R2 DVD titled Meridian at UK Amazon
  • 2002 Film 2000 R2 DVD titled Phantoms

Summary Review: Very Unique

A beautiful young artist must choose her destiny in this hauntingly sensual tale of love, passion and revenge. Sherilyn Fenn returns to the family castle in Italy after her father s death and gets caught up in a mysterious love triangle: a man/beast and a creature of the night.

The special effects were impressive and the story was romantic and passionate. This isn't your typical horror flick, and it's very unique.

BBFC
cut
3s
18 82:38s UK: Passed 18 after 3s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1990 EIV VHS titled Phantoms
Mersal Mersal is a 2017 action thriller by Atlee Kumar.
Starring Joseph Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Kajal Aggarwal. BBFC link
BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2017.
BBFC cut
category cuts
5:44s
12A 163:21s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, injury detail, threat, infrequent strong language after 5:44s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2017 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove scenes of strong violence and bloody images in order to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available.
The Messenger

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2s 18 92:59s 1997 release by Fred Williamson
Metamorphosis

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  • Regenerator

Metamorphosis Darkness Blu ray Michael Stephenson

Metamorphosis is a 1990 Italy / USA Sci-Fi horror by George Eastman (as G L Eastman).
Starring Gene Lebrock, Catherine Baranov and Harry Cason. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an 18 rated 1989 VHS. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

Dr. Peter Houseman is a brilliant geneticist who is working on a serum which will stop human aging, but his colleagues don't believe in his work. When his university funding is threatened by his skeptical benefactors, the doctor takes a desperate measure to justify his work. He administers the serum to himself, but the results are unexpected and horrendous.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
  US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2015 Shout! Factory [Metamorphosis  + Beyond darkness] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
19s
18 91:46s

submitted
92:01s
UK: Passed 18 after 19s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1989 Colourbox VHS
Metropolis

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      1927 Germany Sci-Fi by Fritz Lang.
With Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel and Gustav Fröhlich. IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for cinema release in 1927.

Numerous significantly different versions now exist with the 2010 Complete Version currently claiming 'best available verion.'

Miami Vice: Golden Triangle

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Miami Vice

uncut 18 92:30s 1984 US TV by Craig Stanford Brown

Uncut when re-submitted in 2001 by Universal Pictures

Thanks to Shane, September 2006:

Interestingly the uncut 18 rated version has been screened on ITV 4 at 6pm & 7pm slots

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

5s 15 cert 92:17s Cut to avoid an 18 rating in 1986
  • The offending cut was a fight scene between two characters were a rather hard ear slap was issued by both hands
Miami Vice: One-Eyed Jack

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9s PG Cert 46:32s US TV by Lee H Katzin

Cut when submitted in 2005. The BBFC said: Cuts required to remove sight of animal cruelty (in this case a genuine cockfight)

Michael H - Profession: Director 2013 Austria/France biography by Yves Montmayeur.

See Hardcore 18 List: Michael H

Mid Morning Matters
  • Alan Partridge's Mid Morning Matters
Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge is a 2010 UK comedy

Season 1 was submitted for DVD in 2012. Later in the year it was resubmitted with the note 'longer versions'

Midnight

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  • John Russo's Midnight
  • Backwoods Massacre

Midnight DVD

See trailer from youtube.com

Uncut version is available at:
R0 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
uncut
uncut
18 93:47s 1982 US horror by John A Russo with Melanie Verlin and lawrence Tierney. IMDb

The Uncut Version was passed 18 uncut for:

The US release is uncut for:

Summary Review: Low Budget

A low budget horror that stands out from most. A backwoods setting with Satanists and kidnapping. There are a few shocks but it is not particularly gory.

cut
pre-cut
18 90:19s A pre-cut version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1993 Vipco VHS

From IMDb:

  • Pre-cut to remove the opening sequence where a girl is caught in a trap and battered to death by a group of youngsters
BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut

18

MPAA
R Rated

91:53s The cut Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1982 cinema release

Presumably the cuts were for an R Rating.

The Midnight Meat Train

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  • Clive Barker's Midnight Meat Train

Midnight Meat Train DVD

The Midnight Meat Train is a 2008 USA horror mystery thriller by Ryûhei Kitamura.
Starring Vinnie Jones, Bradley Cooper and Leslie Bibb. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Extensively cut for a US R rating but home video releases in the US and UK have generally featured the uncut MPAA Unrated version.

Summary Notes

A New York photographer hunts down a serial killer.

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

98:41s UK: The Director's Cut/Extreme Edition was passed 18 uncut for:

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

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
cut

18

MPAA R

97:40s
=93:46s
UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2008 cinema release

The Theatrical Version required 7 attempts and extensive cutting before it achieved an MPAA R rating. See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

Midnight Movie

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uncut
uncut
alternative
15 cert 79:50s
=76:38s
2008 US slasher by Jack Messitt.
With Rebekah Brandes, Daniel Bonjour and Greg Cirulnick . IMDb

The Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for:

There is also an alternative Killer Cut that runs 2:18s longer. It is a re-edit, but doesn't contain any additional sex or violence.

Midnight Run

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  • Fuga a la medianoche

Midnight Run Blu ray Robert Niro

Midnight Run is a 1988 USA action crime comedy by Martin Brest.
Starring Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin and Yaphet Kotto. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Uncut and 15 rated for 1988 cinema release but bizarrely uprated to 18 and cut for VHS. Uncut since 2000 18 rated DVD. Uncut and R rated in the US

See BBFC case study from bbfc.co.uk

Summary Notes

Bounty hunter Jack Walsh is sent to find and return bail jumper and former Mafia accountant, Jonathan "The Duke" Mardukas. The FBI have had no success in locating The Duke, so when Jack finds him in next to no time, they are a little embarrassed. In order to collect his $100,000 fee, Jack must take The Duke from New York to Los Angeles. However, the Mafia and the FBI have other ideas, as does Marvin, a rival bounty hunter. On their long cross-country trip to LA, the two get to know each other and they build up a strange friendship.

BBFC uncut
uncut
18

15

MPAA R

121:00s

UK: Passed 18 uncut with previous BBFC cuts waived for: UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
  • 1988 cinema release
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
15s
18 120:45s

submitted
121:00s
UK: Passed 18 after 15s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1999 Universal video
  • 1989 CIC VHS

The BBFC cuts were:

  • Two cuts to remove lock-picking details
Midnight Tease

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Midnight Tease DVD Region NTSC

Midnight Tease is a 1994 USA mystery thriller by Scott P Levy.
Starring Lisa Boyle, Justin Carroll and Rachel Reed. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1997 VHS

Summary Notes

Between the realms of fantasy and reality lies Club Fugazi, a strip bar where the girls are being brutally murdered. The lead dancer dreams about killing the strippers each night before the murders take place. She's uncertain of her innocence, but her psychiatrist assures her she's not the killer. Now, it's up to him to convince the cops.

uncut
uncut
MPAA R ~83:00s
=~79:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
16s
18 77:50s

submitted
78:06s
UK: Passed 18 after 16s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1997 High Fliers Video Distribution VHS

The BBFC cuts were:

  • At 3 minutes. In dream sequence, after topless woman places knife against man's throat, remove sight of blade scoring blood line and resulting splatter of blood on naked woman's breasts, resuming on medium shot in colour of kneeling woman gyrating.
  • At 14 minutes. After close shot of woman to establish that her throat has been cut, remove succession of images in which dead woman is seen seated on stage with hands bound above her and blood staining breasts, resuming on man's back
Mighty Ursus

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  • Ursus

Mighty Ursus Sinister Cinema

Ursus is a 1961 Italy / Spain action fantasy adventure by Carlo Campogalliani.
Starring Ed Fury, Cristina Gaioni and Moira Orfei. BBFC link IMDb
The film was passed U for 1963 cinema release after category cuts but has not been released on UK home video. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

Ursus returns from war to find his fiancée, Attea, has been kidnapped by a mysterious sect which sacrifices virgins to its patron goddess. Ursus faces much treachery and is forced to display much courage and strength as he and the blind girl Doreide embark upon a quest to retrieve Attea.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~90:00s US: Uncut and MPAA rated for:
BBFC cut
category
cuts
old cert U submitted
92:53s
 
UK: Passed U after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1963 cinema release
The Mighty Warrior

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  • La vendetta di Ursus
  • The Vengeance of Ursus
The Mighty Warrior is a 1961 Italy action romance by Luigi Capuano.
With Samson Burke, Wandisa Guida and Livio Lorenzon. BBFC link IMDb

BBFC category cuts for 1963 cinema release

Summary Notes

The evil King Zagro has designs on the beautiful Princess Sira. He wants to marry her so he can take over her kingdom and add it to his own. When Sira is kidnapped, Ursus leaves his farm to rescue her and to eventually lead a revolt against King Zagro.

BBFC cut
category
cuts
old cert U   UK: Passed U after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1963 cinema release
Mikey

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Mikey DVD  

Mikey is a 1992 USA horror thriller by Dennis Dimster (as Dennis Dimster-Denk).
Starring Brian Bonsall, Josie Bissett and Ashley Laurence. BBFC link IMDb
Banned by the BBFC from 1996 VHS release. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

A strong thriller directed by Dennis Dimster-Denk. Brain Bonsall is extraordinary good as the young smart psycho.

The film received some controversy, because of Mikey's age in the film, when it's came out in the Spring of 1992.

uncut
uncut
MPAA R

Germany flag
Germany

Spanish flag
Spain 

Ireland
Ireland

~90:00s Germany: Uncut for:

Spain: The Spanish release is uncut for:

  • Es Smile Price R0 DVD

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

  • 2000 Sterling R0 DVD

Ireland: Available on Irish video with the boast that it is banned in the UK

banned
banned
rejected 91:29s UK: Banned by the BBFC in 1996 (in the fallout from the James Bulger killing) for:
  • 1996 VPD VHS

The BBFC explained their ban:

  • A 9 year old boy kills his foster family one by one, including the realistic drowning of his 3 year old sister. It was argued that this was a fantasy horror film and not to be taken literally, but three distinguished child psychiatrists advised us that the video was sufficiently realistic to have a dangerous impact on a significant proportion of vulnerable children.
The Million Eyes of Sumuru

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  • Sumuru

Million Eyes Sumuru Girl Blu ray

The Million Eyes of Sumuru is a 1967 UK action crime comedy by Lindsay Shonteff.
Starring Frankie Avalon, George Nader and Shirley Eaton. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A' rated 1967 cinema release. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

Frankie Avalon and George Nader (that guy from "The Robot Monster") are a couple of wise-cracking, swingin' secret agents. Their enemy is Shirley Eaton as Su-Muru, who plans to remove all of the men who are currently in power and replace them with her army of women, most of who are shown in skimpy (for 1967) bikinis or mini skirts, and who can all perform complex tasks such as break a man's neck with their thighs. Avalon and Nader make "friends" with several members of Su-Maru's army, then invade with the local army and kill the rest of them.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~95:00s
=~91:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2016 Blue Underground [Sumuru + The Girl from Rio] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon
BBFC cut
category cuts
A pre 1970 submitted
87:19s
=83:49s
UK: Passed A (PG) after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1967 cinema release
A Million Ways to Die in the West  

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A Million Ways to Die in the West is a 2014 USA comedy western by Seth MacFarlane.
Starring Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron and Liam Neeson. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Unrated Version

Summary Notes

As a cowardly farmer begins to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, he must put his new-found courage to the test when her husband, a notorious gun-slinger, announces his arrival.

uncut
Unrated Version
MPAA
Unrated
  UK: The Unrated Version is not yet rated for:
  • 2014 Universal [Theatrical + Unrated Versions] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon

See  article from  movie-censorship.com . The Extended Version contains 18:48s of additional plot material that is not essential but worth watching.

uncut
Theatrical Version
15 cert

MPAA R
MPAA

111:08s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language, sex references, comic violence for:
  • 2014 Universal [Theatrical + Unrated Versions] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2014 Universal [Theatrical only] R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2014 cinema release
Millionaire's Express

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  • Foo gwai lit che
  • Fu gui lie che
BBFC uncut PG cert 97:23s Millionaire's Express is a 1986 Hong Kong comedy action film by Sammo Hung Kam-Bo.
With Sammo Hung Kam-Bo, Biao Yuen and Rosamund Kwan. YouTube icon IMDb

UK: The International Version was passed PG uncut for:

From IMDb. This version deletes:

  • The second intro scene where Sammo verbally defends the hookers at the hotel from the angry wives with banners .
  • The scene in the final brawl where Sammo's ladies attack the bandits from the toilet stalls.
  • The scene featuring Corey Yuen's gangster character in a short battle with Kenny Bee's Marshall character.
  • However the version includes additional plot scenes

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com . Both the International and Hong Kong Versions have something going for them. The Hong Kong Version has 6:44s of additional fighting material. The International Version has  11:15s of additional plot. Overall the International Version is 4:31s longer.

BBFC uncut PG cert 95:52s
=92:02s
UK: A short version was passed PG without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1986 cinema release

This version seems closest in running time to the Hong Kong Version

Mimic

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  • Métamorphose
Mimic is a 1997 US Sci-Fi horror by Guillermo del Toro.
With Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northam and Alexander Goodwin. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Exists as a Theatrical Version and a Director's Cut

uncut
Director's Cut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

111:44s
=107:16s
UK: The Director's Cut was passed 15 uncut for:
  • 2011 Studio Canal Online
  • 2011 Studio Cana/Optimum RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon

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

From Promotional Material:

This all new cut of the film, featuring seven minutes of restored footage, introduces subtle character moments that transform Mimic into a film that Del Toro fans and newcomers alike will embrace as the definitive version.

uncut
Theatrical Version
15 cert

MPAA
R Rated

101:02s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2002 Disney R2 DVD
  • 1999 Buena Vista R2 DVD
  • 1998 Buena Vista VHS
  • 1998 cinema release

US: The Theatrical Cut is MPAA R Rated for:

  • 2012 Lions Gate 3Film Set (+ Mimic 2 + Mimic 3) R1 DVD
The Minion

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  • The Fallen Knight
BBFC uncut 15 cert

MPAA
R Rated

91:50s 1988 US/Canada action film by Jean-Marc Piché.
With Dolph Lundgren, Françoise Robertson and Roc LaFortune. IMDb

The MPAA R Rated version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts.

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

Minority Report

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  • Second Sight
Minority Report is a 2002 USA action Sci-Fi mystery by Steven Spielberg.
Starring Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Passed 12 uncut for 2002 cinema release but dialogue has been santized for worldwide home video releases.

Summary Notes

In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder.

BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut

best available
best
available

12

MPAA PG-13

139:14s

UK: A sanitised version was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for: US: A sanitised version is MPAA PG-13 rated for:

Uncut by the BBFC but in a phrase about being in a prison shower with: a hard on you couldn't knock down with a hammer, 'hard on' got overdubbed with 'attitude'. This seems to apply to all worldwide home video versions.

Also from IMDB. In the theatrical version, Dr. Solomon Eddie shouts something in Swedish into the bathroom at Greta. The subtitle reads something like, Wipe your ass and get out here. This line is absent in the VHS and DVD versions of the film.

BBFC uncut
uncut
12

MPAA PG-13

144:59s
=139:11s

UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate violence and one use of strong language for:
  • 2002 cinema release
Miracles

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  • Miracles: The Canton Godfather
  • Ji ji
  • Black Dragon
Miracles is a 1989 Hong Kong action crime comedy by Jackie Chan.
Starring Jackie Chan, Anita Mui and Ya-Lei Kuei. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
The film is uncut by the BBFC or MPAA. Exists in a shortened export version and a full length Hong Kong Version.

Summary Notes

Jackie Chan's Hong Kong variation of Frank Capra's "A Pocketful of Miracles" set in the 1930s. Jackie plays a country boy who rescues a gang boss. Jackie becomes the head of a gang through the purchase of some lucky roses from an old lady. Jackie and a singer at the gang's nightclub try to do a good deed for the old rose-seller when her daughter comes to visit, all this while battling a rival gang.

uncut
uncut
PG cert 121:58s The Original Hong Kong Version was passed PG uncut for:
  • 2001 Medusa/Hong Kong Legends R2 DVD titled Miracles via UK Amazon
  • 2001 Medusa/Hong Kong Legends VHS titled Miracles
BBFC uncut

cut
shortened
20:50s

PG cert 101:28s The shorter Dubbed English Export Version was passed PG without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1990 VPD VHS titled Miracles: The Canton Godfather

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com :

The Export Version lacks 20:50s of footage. Not necessarily relevant to follow the plot, there are some highlights (e.g. the scene with Jackie accidentally ripping off Anita Mui's clothes at the beginning) among the removed scenes though. Especially the characters of Richard Ng and Bill Tung have less screentime in the Export Version.

Mirrors

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  • Oglinzi malefice

Mirrors DVD Kiefer Sutherland  

Mirrors is a 2008 USA / Romania / Germany horror mystery by Alexandre Aja.
Starring Kiefer Sutherland, Paula Patton and Amy Smart. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
BBFC advised category cuts were made for a 15 rated 2008 cinema release. Uncut and 18 rated on home video.

Summary Notes

An ex-cop and his family are the target of an evil force that is using mirrors as a gateway into their home.

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Mirrors

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uncut
uncut
Unrated Version
18

MPAA
Unrated

106:45s UK: Passed 18 uncut (cheekily labelled the Tormented Cut) for strong bloody violence and horror for:

The BBFC explained their 18 rating:

Mirrors is a supernatural horror film based on a Korean film, Into the Mirror , about a man who discovers that mirrors create a dangerous alternate reality after he takes on a security job in a burnt out department store. The work was passed '18' for strong bloody violence and horror. A reduced version of the film had previously been passed '15' for cinema release.

Like many supernatural horror films, the story involves sustained personalised threat. In this case the threat is not only centred upon the lead male character but also his family, including his children. In particular, towards the end of the film, one child is shown to nearly drown and the other has her throat cut slightly by an evil mirror image of her mother, before being rescued by her real mother.

The film features two notably gory and bloody moments: a character slowly cuts his own neck with a shard of glass, causing a substantial blood spurt onto a mirror and an' evil mirror image' forces a woman to pull apart her own jaws, bisecting her face and partially removing her lower jaw, accompanied by copious blood splatter, terrorisation and pain. Despite the well established supernatural fantasy setting, these scenes exceed the upper level of the '15' category for which the BBFC's Guidelines state 'strong threat and menace are permitted. The strongest gory images are unlikely to be acceptable' and 'violence may be strong but may not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury'.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2009 20th Century Fox [Unrated + Theatrical Versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2009 20th Century Fox [Unrated + Theatrical Versions] R1 DVD at US Amazon
mpaa cut
Theatrical Version
10s
MPAA R 110:05s
=106:38s
US: There is also the US R rated theatrical version included which is 10s shorter
BBFC cut
advised
category
cuts
~38s
15 cert 110:20s
=105:55s
UK: Passed 15 for sustained threat, strong violence, horror and language after BBFC advised catregory cuts were implemented for:
  • 2008 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

This film was originally shown to the BBFC for advice. The BBFC advised the company that the film was likely to receive an '18' classification but that the requested '15' could be achieved by making some reductions throughout the film.

In particular, the BBFC suggested:

  1. that the bloody spray in the slashing open of a throat in the opening sequence should be removed
  2. that focus on a badly burned partially naked woman, crying out in pain, should be reduced or removed
  3. that the protracted bloody detail when a woman's jaw is ripped apart be reduced
  4. that, after scissors have been pressed against the neck of a young girl, the sight of scissors being drawn across the neck causing a larger bloody wound be removed.

When the finished version of the film was submitted, edits had been made, reducing the strength of the stronger moments sufficiently for the content in the film to be allowable under BBFC Guidelines at '15'.

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

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  • Mishima
uncut
uncut
MPAA
R Rated
121:12s
=116:21s
1985 US/Japan biographical drama by Paul Schrader.
With Ken Ogata, Masayuki Shionoya and Hiroshi Mikami. IMDb

The US release is uncut and R Rated for:

BBFC uncut 15 Certificate 115:30s Passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1986 Warner VHS
  • 1985 cinema release

IMDb noted:

The UK VHS version apparently inadvertently left out two shots during the film's ending: The suicide ending to Kiyoko's House and the burning of the pavilion in Temple of the Golden Pavillion.

Miss March

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  • Miss March: Generation Penetration
uncut
uncut
15 Certificate

MPAA
Unrated

89:39s 2009 US comedy by Zach Cregger & Trevor Moore.
With Zach Cregger, Trevor Moore and Raquel Alessi. IMDb

The Fully Exposed/Extended/Unrated Version was passed 15 uncut for:

  • 2010 20th Century Fox Online
  • 2010 20th Century Fox R2 DVD at UK Amazon

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

See version details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC uncut 15 Certificate

MPAA
R Rated

86:15s The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2010 20th Century Fox Online
  • 2010 20th Century Fox video
  • 2009 cinema release
Miss Saigon Miss Saigon is a filmed performance by Laurence Connor.
Starring Jon Jon Briones, Eva Noblezada and Alistair Brammer. BBFC link

The BBFC noted an alternative partly re-edited version. Both version were passed 15 for strong sex references, strong language.

Mission: Impossible II

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  • M:I-2
  • Mission: Impossible 2
BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut

15 Certificate

MPAA
PG-13

118:27s

 

2000 US/Germany action film by John Woo

The 2000 Paramount DVD is the cut US PG-13 version. No cuts by the BBFC though for a 15 certificate

From version details on IMDb :

Cuts to:

  • a loud crunch during the aeroplane hijack as Ambrose twists and breaks Dr. Nekhorvich's neck
  • the actual impact and blood spurt on Stamp's knee when Ambrose shoots it, thinking Stamp is Ethan
  • the kick to Hunt's face during the beach fight is seen in full and does not cut away to Ambrose' face at the point of impact
uncut
uncut
15 Certificate 123:38s
=118:41s
The 2000 UK cinema version is the most complete version of the film to date, featuring additional scenes of violence.

It is assumed that this version is the cut of the film made before trims were made to it for the MPAA to secure a PG-13 rating.

Mission of Darkness

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7:29s 18 35:44s Japanese Anime (ILC Prime)

Cut by the BBFC in 2003 with the following statement: Cuts required to remove pornographic detail from animated depictions of rape and sexual assault. With these cuts made an R18 was available to the distributor. Distributor chose to cut explicit sexual detail in consensual sex scenes in order to achieve an 18.

The Missouri Breaks

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  • Missouri Breaks
  • Missouri

The Missouri Breaks DVD

The Missouri Breaks is a 1976 USA western drama by Arthur Penn.
Starring Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson and Randy Quaid. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for an 'AA' rated 1976 cinema release. The film was later released 15 uncut on home video. The film is uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.

Summary Notes

Tom Logan is a horse thief. Rancher David Braxton has horses, and a daughter, worth stealing. But Braxton has just hired Lee Clayton, an infamous "regulator", to hunt down the horse thieves; one at a time.

BBFC uncut
uncut
15

MPAA PG
MPAA

120:38s
121:13s
 

UK: Passed 15 uncut for moderate sex references and bloody violence for:
The BBFC noted this as a re-edited version but the changes are uncontentious are are related to repairing print damage.

UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

  • 1987 Warner Home VHS
US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
BBFC cut
category cuts
AA 125:28s
=120:27s

UK: Passed AA (14) after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1976 cinema release titled Missouri Breaks
The cinema version was cut in 1976 as follows:
  • Reduce thrusting movements as man has sex with woman outside cabin.
  • Reduce sequence where man is shot whilst sitting on toilet.
  • Remove impact shot where Lee throws a spike into man's forehead.
  • Reduce the sequence where Tom cuts Lee's throat, in particular removing the blood trickle from the mouth.
The Mist

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  • Stephen King's The Mist
uncut

 

15 Certificate 120:52s 2007 US horror by Frank Darabont

The black & white Director's Cut was passed 15 uncut for the 2008 Technicolor DVD

uncut 15 Certificate 120:51s The colour Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for the 2008 cinema release and 2008 Technicolor DVD
Mistress of the Apes

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Mistress The Apes Barbara Leigh

 

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Rrated
~84:00s Mistress of the Apes is a 1979 USA adventure by Larry Buchanan.
With Jenny Neumann, Barbara Leigh, Garth Pillsbury. BBFC link IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

Summary Review: Terrible

The wife of a famous anthropologist is rushed to hospital in labor. At the same time, druggies raid the hospital looking for drugs, causing the baby to be stillborn. While recovering from the trauma, she learns that her husband has disappeared in Africa. She launches an expedition to find him, and discovers a bizarre world of sexy jungle women!

I felt it would have been a worthy investment to sit through the terrible opening of the film, with its terrible story line and its terrible acting, just to get to see Jenny Neumann have sex with an Ape Man. I never got to see it because it never happened. I don't know what version you guys watched but I sat through a 90 minute badly lighted movie with hopes to see 30 seconds of a nudity. Was it worth it? No

BBFC cut|
cut
X cert 83:56s UK: Passed X after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1979 cinema release
Mitti uncut
uncut
15 cert 137:05s 2010 Punjabi language drama by Jatinder Mauhar

The 2010 Eros DVD is uncut but uprated to a 15 certificate.

9s 12A cert 139:27s
=133:52s
The BBFC cut the 2010 cinema release by 9s for a 12A rating: Company chose to remove a use of the Punjabi term 'maderchod' (equivalent to 'motherfucker') in order to obtain a '12A' classification. An uncut '15' classification was available.

The BBFC explained their 12A rating:

Mitti is a Punjabi language drama about two rival tribes in a village fighting for dominance. The film was classified 12A for moderate violence.

The moderate violence includes the depiction of gun shootings and hand-to-hand fight scenes, including kicks and punches. The violence is realistic and occasionally threatening, but never focuses on strong detail of injury. The Guidelines for violence at 12A allow for depictions of violence where there is no emphasis on injuries or blood .

The film also contains infrequent mild language (eg bloody').

 

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