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Video Cuts Cert Run Time Details
S.A.S: Escape Evasion & Survival

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1996 release by Steve Graham

Cut by the BBFC for 1996 VHS

BBFC cut
1:30s
18 58:47s UK: Passed 18 after 1:30s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1996 Castle Vision VHS
Sacred Flesh

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Sacred Flesh DVD Region NTSC

See trailer from youtube.com
 

Uncut at:
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~71:00s
=
~68:00s
2000 UK erotic drama by Nigel Wingrove.
With Sally Tremaine, Moyna Cope and Simon Hill. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Summary Review: Visually stunning

The film is visually stunning. A Mother Superior is fighting with herself over her vow of chastity. With visions of a skeletal nun and Mary Magdalene she slowly starts to lose her sanity.

The film contains plenty of graphic nudity. There is a nun masturbating, nuns having lesbian sex, a nun being tied to a cross and pleasured by other nuns, along with a nun being licked and caressed by two priests. Along with all this is a naked woman crucified and wearing a crown of thorns, flagellation and self-flagellation.

Some reviewers found it erotic: This is not your usual nunsploitation movie and transcends the genre, becoming art. This is without doubt one of the most erotic films I have seen in a long time.

Others found it boring.

BBFC
25s
18 72:19s
=69:25s
UK: Passed 18 after 25s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2012 4Digital/Redemption (also with Visions of Ecstasy ) R2 DVD
  • 2011 Redemption R2 DVD
  • 2007 Redemption R2 DVD
  • 2005 Redemption R2 DVD
  • 2000 Redemption R2 DVD
  • 2000 Cinema release

The BBFC commented:

  • Cuts required to medium close shot and medium shot of female genital detail and masturbation.
Sacrifice

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  • Zhao shi gu er
Sacrifice is a 2012 China historical drama by Kaige Chen.
With You Ge, Xueqi Wang and Xiaoming Huang. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for horse falls

BBFC cut
32s
15 cert 121:56s UK: Passed 15 for strong battle violence after 32s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2012 High Fliers R2 DVD

The BBFC commented:

  • Cuts required to remove sight of animal cruelty, in this case including horses being tripped and made to fall dangerously.

The Sad Story of Saigon

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46s 18 87:23s 1996 release by Sek Bing Chun
The Sadist

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  • Profile of Terror
  • Sweet Baby Charlie

Sadist DVD Arch Hall Jr

 

Uncut version is available at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon Blu-ray at UK Amazon
R0 DVD at US Amazon Blu-ray at US Amazon
BBFC uncut 15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

91:32s 1963 US thriller by James Landis

Passed 15 uncut for:

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Review from UK Amazon : Lost Classic

Three teachers on the way to a ball game are held hostage by two sociopathic teenagers when their car breaks down. Forced to submit to the thrill-killers twisted games, the teachers must try to buy enough time to escape with their lives.

So far so schlocky. So what raises this movie so far above expectations to become the classic it is? A combination of low budget ingenuity, untapped talent, and that beautiful moment when you know that all are raising their game. Lightning strikes but once.

B-movie legend Arch Hall, Jr., plays the giggling psycho Charlie and his performance, whilst never subtle, is constantly unsettling and vicious. Writer/director James Landis crafts a tight, real-time thriller that never lets up the tension and keeps the viewer in the thick of things for the full 90 minutes. And last but not least, Oscar winner Vilmos Zsigmond breaks his cinematographic cherry with a mini master class in lighting, Gregg Toland-esque deep focus, and classic composition.

The whole thing cost $33,000 to shoot. It's brilliant. It puts 95% of other thrillers to shame. The violence is nihilistic and shocking. Whenever I show this movie to friends they can't believe it is from 63.

You need this in your collection. It's a lost classic.

  rejected   The BBFC banned the 1964 cinema release.
Sadomania

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  • Hell Hole Women
  • Prisoners of the Flesh
  • Sadomania: Holle der Lust
  • Sadomania: El Infierno de la Pasion

Sadomania DVD Region US NTSC

Sadomania is a 1981 Spanish/W German women in prison film by Jess Franco.
With Ajita Wilson, Andrea Guzon and Ursula Buchfellner. BBFC link IMDb

Sadomania was massively cut by the BBFC for cinema release but later banned from VHS. By 2005 the ban was lifted but still cut by 17s. The longest version is the Spanish Version available uncut in the US. There is also a shorter Export Version

Summary Review: Ridiculous Plot

Sadomania is the infamous Women in Prison flick by the king of ultra low budget exploitation films, Jesus Franco.

The ridiculous plot has a newly wed young couple, who are kidnapped during their journey as they drive their wedding car somewhere in Spain. They are taken to the nearby women prison, led by sadistic lesbian warden (the late Ajita Wilson) and some sleazy governor and his wife, and despite the fact that the prison girls/women work hard there, their real reason to be there is to satisfy these leaders' bottomless sexual desires and perversions. Poor women are raped and abused, in the guaranteed Franco style, but it all ends happily for the protagonists and evil and horny sadists meet their fate, again Franco style.

This film is okay if one happens to like these kind of "guilty pleasures" with huge amount of nudity and love making. The sleaze-o-meter is taken as high as possibly.

Sadomania is noteworthy piece of Franco cinema, and shot with his usual zooms and beautiful images of nature, stained only by the presence of the film's ugly and evil protagonists.
uncut
uncut
MPAA
text
~102:00s
=~98:00s
US: The Spanish Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
17s
18 102:12s
=98:07s
UK: The Spanish Version was passed 18 after 17s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2005 Anchor Bay R2 DVD

The BBFC commented:

  • Cut required to a scene of sexual and sexualised violence (in this case, a pin being inserted into a woman's nipple)
banned
banned
rejected 84:32s UK: The Export Version was banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1994 Redemption VHS titled Sadomania

The BBFC commented:

A Women's prison video in which the female prisoners were coerced, degraded and brutalised. The treatment in Sadomania was often vicious in the extreme, with gladiatorial combat to the death between naked prisoners, the torture of a prisoner by sticking needles into and around her nipples, the hunting down of a naked woman with guns and dogs, and the rape of a bound and screaming naked prisoner by an Alsation dog, viewed by the governor and his wife as a sexy turn-on.

See  article from  strangethingsarehappening.com . Distributor Nigel Wingrove wrote:

Twenty years ago Redemption Films released Succubus and I received a written warning from the British Board of Film Classification, that Jess Franco was a director whose films the BBFC regarded as bordering on criminal. I was told that were I to attempt to release other films by him or to bring them into the country there would be consequences... A year later I submitted Demoniacs and Sadomania and both were categorically banned with the implicit threat that by pushing the work of Jess Franco I was, indirectly, championing criminal sexual material and that if I continued I too would face not civil, but criminal proceedings.

The BBFC said of SADOMANIA:

... it is grossly unsuitable for viewing in the home. Few, if any, of the sex scenes are consenting,... women that persistently refuse to succumb to the sadistic prison regime are systematically tortured, humiliated or degraded, often for the purpose of arousing the impotent male governor and through him the male viewer of the video work. ... There is no doubt in our minds that the erotic presentation of such scenes would be found depraving and corrupting by a British jury .

Redemption Films challenged the banning of these films, along with Bare Behind Bars legally, and lost. We then sought and won leave to judicially review the BBFC's entire operation, a massive undertaking and one which would, had we pursued it, opened up all the machinations of the BBFC's internal workings to public scrutiny, however, we ran out of money and had to wait until our battle over pornography several years later to finally oust the BBFC chairman James Ferman which in turn heralded in a period of more liberal censorship.

BBFC cut
cut
~17:00s
X cert 60:04s
=57:40s
UK: Passed X (18) after about 17:00s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1982 cinema release titled Prisoners of the Flesh
Sagebrush Trail

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  • An Innocent Man
7s U cert 51:30s 1933 US western by Armand Schaefer.

Cut since 2004. Cuts were made to remove sight of horses being made to fall forwards onto their necks

Saigon       1988 US war film by Christopher Crowe

See Off Limits

The Saint

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The Saint DVD

cut 12 cert 111:23s 1997 US action film by Phillip Noyce

The 1997 cinema release was cut and cuts persisted into videos/DVDs of 1997 & 2000

From cuts details on IMDb :

  • UK versions are cut by the BBFC with a minor edit to a shot in a nightclub where Tretiak is seen to visibly snort a line of cocaine on a mirror.

The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon

The Saint: The Saint Steps In

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51s U cert 47:32s UK TV Series by John Gilling

Cut by the BBFC when submitted in 1992

Sakura Killers

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  • American Killers
BBFC
40s
18 86:30s 1987 US/Taiwan action film by Wang Yu & Dusty Nelson.
With Chuck Connors, Mike Kelly and George Nicholas. IMDb

Passed 18 after 40s of BBFC cuts for:

  • 1986 EIV VHS

The BBFC cuts were:

  • A lesson in the use of shirukens by the old ninja master has been deleted
  • Several other cuts to the sight of throwing stars
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is a 2011 UK comedy drama by Lasse Hallström.
With Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt and Amr Waked. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

There is the uncut version with 3 'fucks', a cut version with 1 'fuck' and an airline version with the 'fucks' bleeped out or similar. All version were rated 12 by the BBFC.

uncut
uncut
12A cert 106:23s

 

UK: An alternative version was passed 12A without BBFC cuts for Contains infrequent strong language and moderate sex references for:

The BBFC commented:

  • This version contains dialogue changes.

The BBFC commented in its annual report:

  • The three uses of fuck , when a mother swears at her adolescent son, in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (12A) brought the film six complaints. Parents said they did not want their children to hear such language in films aimed at family audiences.
BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut

12A cert 106:58s UK: An alternative version was passed 12A without BBFC cuts for one use of strong language and moderate sex references for:
  • 2012 cinema release
cut
pre-cut
1:23s
12 cert 105:00s UK: The Airline Version, pre-cut by 1:23s, was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for implied strong language and moderate sex references for:
  • 2012 British Airways VOD
Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom

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  • Salo o le 120 giornate di Sodoma
  • Salo ou les 120 journees de Sodome

Salo Blu ray Pier Paolo Pasolini

See trailer from youtube.com
 

Uncut version is available at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
uncut
uncut
18 111:50s 1975 Italian/French drama by Pier Paolo Pasolini.
With Paolo Bonacelli and Giorgio Cataldi. IMDb

Passed 18 uncut for:

  • 2011 BFI R2/RB DVD/Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2000 BFI R2 DVD
  • 2000 cinema release

From Salò and censorship: a history by Craig Lapper

In reaching the decision to pass Salò '18' uncut, the BBFC considered that although the film was undeniably - and intentionally - shocking, it did not contain anything that would 'deprave and corrupt' viewers - the basic test of the Obscene Publications Act.

In fact, Salò's purpose and its likely effect on viewers seemed to be quite the opposite. In the Board's view, the film depicted its events in a cold, detached and ritualised style, deliberately removing any hint of titillation. The film also mirrored de Sade's verbose literary style, alienating the viewer through its repetitions. Although the film contained many disturbing scenes, the Board agreed that its intention was to deliberately shock and appal audiences at the evil of fascism and to vividly illustrate the idea that 'absolute power corrupts absolutely'.

Much like James Ferman in the 1970s, the BBFC agreed that any attempt to cut the film would undermine the director's purpose by making the film less shocking, the events depicted more palatable, and therefore less effective.

Although the film was suggestive of many horrors, the Board noted that most of its on screen violence was in fact relatively muted and shown in long shot or extreme long shot. There were no lingering close ups and the film's climactic death scenes could even be said to appear technically unconvincing by modern standards.

Summary Review: Not for the Faint-Hearted

There are few movies out there, if any, that can generate as much ire and disgust as Pasolini's Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma .

Not for the Faint-Hearted? You'd better believe it. And thus, it's hard to really "recommend" this film to anyone, as you wouldn't really "recommend" divorce - But it's a life experience you can gain valuable knowledge from.

The film takes it's inspiration / Modus Operandi from the Marquis De Sade's notorious novel The 120 Days of Sodom , which, if you have read it, you will know perfectly well what you can expect from the film. Transporting the setting to Mussolini-Era Fascist Italy, four Aristocratic Libertines subject their young subjects to Sexual Manipulation and Torture, both physical and psychological.

cut
17s
MPAA
Unrated
116:24s
=111:45s
The US release is more or less uncut and is MPAA Unrated for:

From IMDb:

  • The Criterion DVD omits a short 17s sequence during the first wedding ceremony, where one of the masters quotes a uncontentious poem by Gottfried Benn.
cut
pre-cut
~6:00s
No Cert   After the 1976 (public) cinema ban, a DPP approved version was personally edited by James Ferman for exhibition in (private) cinema clubs.

From Salò and censorship: a history

The cut version prepared by James Ferman for club screenings lost nearly six minutes of footage, removing - amongst other things - the coprophagia, the extreme violence at the end of the film, and certain elements of homosexual behaviour that were believed to be vulnerable to prosecution.

It also added an 4 minute on-screen prologue to legally 'explain' the context of Mussolini's regime at Salò and the writings of the Marquis de Sade.

An uncut version was however screened in 1995 at the NFT. It was also briefly shown uncut in a Soho cinema club in 1977 but that resulted in a police raid.

banned
banned
rejected   Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1976 cinema release

From Salò and censorship: a history

It was refused a certificate on the legal grounds of gross indecency. Gross indecency was defined in British law as anything which an ordinary decent man or woman would find to be shocking, disgusting and revolting , or, which offended against recognised standards of propriety.

Unlike the Obscene Publications Act - which at that stage did not apply to films - gross indecency allowed for no defence of artistic or cultural merit to be mounted on the film's behalf. Furthermore, there was no requirement to consider the film - or the film's purpose - as a whole. If any part of the film was indecent then the whole film was illegal.

Salon Kitty

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  • Doppelspiel
  • Madam Kitty

Salon Kitty DVD cover

 

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

MPAA
Unrated

133:09s
=127:49s
1976 Italian/German/French erotic Nazi drama by Tinto Brass.
With Helmut Berger, Ingrid Thulin and Teresa Ann Savoy. IMDb

Full Length version passed 18 uncut with all cuts waived for:

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Press information from The Associates :

Depraved, decadent, damned and uncut for the first time ever!

The most shocking and controversial of Italian director Tinto Brass' films presents a serious, unflinching depiction of moral decay within the Nazi Party at the time of World War II, and of how power ultimately leads to corruption.

The fully restored Director's Cut of this notorious film is now available on DVD, presented in its original widescreen format, completely uncensored and featuring 21 minutes of never-seen-before footage. Finally, the extremely disturbing, bordering-on-the-hardcore content can be seen as originally intended by the film's director, Tinto Brass.

SS Officer Helmut Wallenburg (Helmut Berger) is instructed by his superiors to set up an elite brothel, the eponymous Salon Kitty, especially designed to serve high-ranking Nazi officials and foreign diplomats. In order to cater to the clients' darkest perversions and desires sufficiently, Wallenburg is also charged with finding and rigorously training twenty beautiful and intelligent women, who are not only dedicated to the ideals of National Socialism but are also prepared to perform the most extreme acts of debauchery imaginable. What these prostitutes and their customers don't know is that the brothel is bugged and is being used to collect intelligence and to monitor the clients' loyalty to the Nazi Party.

As well as boasting superb performances by Helmut Berger  and Ingrid Thulin, Salon Kitty also features beautiful cinematography and sumptuous sets that provide a stunning showcase for the work of twice Oscar winning production designer Ken Adam.

BBFC uncut 18 112:29s An Abridged Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1993 Redemption VHS
cut X cert 129:07s
=123:57s
Passed X with BBFC cuts for:
  • 1977 cinema release
Salt

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Salt DVD Angelina Jolie

See video from youtube.com
 

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

MPAA
Unrated

103:52s
=99:43s
2010 US spy thriller by Phillip Noyce.
With Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber and Chiwetel Ejiofor. IMDb

An Extended Version/Director's Cut was passed 15 uncut for:

The US release featuring the Extended Version/Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:

The BBFC explained their rating:

SALT is an action espionage thriller starring Angelina Jolie as CIA agent Evelyn Salt. She is forced to go on the run after being accused by a defector of being a Russian deep-cover sleeper agent.

This is an extended version of a film that was classified 12A in the cinema and 12 on DVD for moderate violence and one use of strong language . Additional material present here meant this version of the film was classified 15 for strong violence.

The BBFC's Guidelines at 12A'/'12 state that Moderate violence is allowed but should not dwell on detail. There should be no emphasis on injuries or blood, but occasional gory moments may be permitted if justified by the context . SALT includes several fast-paced fight scenes featuring moderate violence, with crunchy kicks and blows. In most scenes little is seen in terms of blood or injury detail but there are a few sequences of strong violence, including a woman being repeatedly beaten and smashed into a desk as she fights a dirty agent and a woman pulling a chain around a man's neck to throttle him. The film also opens with a torture scene in which a plastic tube is forced into Salt's mouth and filled with water, with some brief emphasis on her struggle. These stronger scenes exceed the terms of the 12A'/'12 Guidelines and are more appropriately placed at 15 where Violence may be strong but should not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury. The strongest gory images are unlikely to be acceptable. Strong sadistic or sexualised violence is also unlikely to be acceptable .

SALT also contains a single use of strong language that is neither aggressively delivered nor directed. This would have been permissible at 12A'/'12 where the Guidelines state that The use of strong language (for example, 'fuck') must be infrequent .

Director Philip Noyce comments:

Based on article from  ebroadcast.com.au

In the first alternative version of the film there is a very extended sequence involving the loss of someone very close to Evelyn Salt. The same story point occurs in the original film, but it happens in an entirely different way.

I shot it both ways because studios are always keeping an eye on contentious material that might become a censorship issue later, so I shot two versions of this particular scene: one that lasts for mere seconds, and another that lasts for several minutes. Both events in the story are the catalyst for Evelyn Salt's fury and fuel her, and maybe even change her destiny.

In the version that we released in cinemas, the audience participates in the event from a distance, but it's all over before you become involved.

In the other version, they're place inside Evelyn Salt's heart and mind and soul as she experiences this lost and goes through the galvanising event in her life.

Then at the end of that version, the whole plot by the Russian deep cover moles that have been planted all around the world is revealed. What we thought was the plan turns out to be a preamble to the real plan, so everything in the story is turned on its head. We only realise that in the last three seconds of the movie. In the last sentence that's spoken, we suddenly realise that everything we saw was the beginning, not the end of the story.

BBFC uncut 15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

100:52s
=
96:51s
An Extended Version with an alternative ending was passed 15 uncut for:
  • 2010 Sony Extended Edition Blu-ray
  • 2010 Sony Extended Edition R2 DVD

Director Philip Noyce comments:

Then, in the third version there is an entirely different ending again! With a different outcome, involving different characters.

BBFC
cut
12 cert 95:48s Passed 12/12A after BBFC suggested cuts for 12A were implemented for:
  • 2010 Sony Blu-ray
  • 2010 Sony R2 DVD
  • 2010 cinema release.

The BBFC commented:

This film was originally shown to the BBFC in an unfinished version. The BBFC advised the company that the film was likely to receive a 15 classification but that the requested 12A certificate could be achieved by making cuts:

  • in six sequences in order to reduce a scene of torture,
  • four violent scenes and a
  • scene of strangulation.

When the finished version of the film was submitted, all six scenes had been reduced acceptably and the film was classified 12A .

The BBFC further explained in their 2010 annual report:

The film was seen for advice, as the distributor was keen to obtain a 12A certificate. At that stage, the film contained six violent action sequences that were problematic at the requested category, including an opening scene of interrogation, in which Jolie's character has a tube forced down her throat and water poured down it.

A number of changes were made in advance of the film's formal submission. These significantly reduced the visual impact of the violence, with a lot of the action taking place off screen or implied only.

In one scene one of the characters, wearing a shoe with a retractable blade coming out of the toe (similar to that belonging to Rosa Klebb in From Russia With Love), attacks a man. Despite the fact that this is not an easily accessible weapon, the Board still required that the focus on the weapon and the resultant injuries be significantly reduced.

Scenes involving use of a Tazer and a broken bottle were also reduced in the classified version.

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

Sam Whiskey

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  • A Man of All Breeds
Sam Whiskey is a 1969 USA comedy western by Arnold Laven.
Starring Burt Reynolds, Angie Dickinson and Clint Walker. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
The film was cut by the BBFC for an AA rated 1969 cinema release. Also cut in the US to avoid an MPAA R rating.

Summary Notes

Sam Whiskey is an all-round talent, but when the attractive widow Laura offers him a job, he hesitates: he shall salvage gold bars, which Laura's dead husband stole recently, from a sunken ship and secretly bring them back to the mint before they are missed. But how shall he manage to get several hundred pounds of gold into the mint without anyone noticing?

uncut
uncut
Australia flag   The uncut version was released on Australian VHS titled A Man of All Breeds
mpaa cut
cut
MPAA PG-13 ~96:00s US: Presumably the cut US Version was MPAA re-rated PG-13 for sexual content and some violence for:
  • 2014 Kino Lorber (RA) Blu-ray
  • 2014 Kino Lorber R1 DVD

From IMDb:

This was one of the first movies to have a scene cut under the, then new, MPAA American ratings system. A bare-from-the-waist-up shot of Angie Dickinson featured in the original print submitted. This topless shot of Dickinson was cut for the movie's American release so as to get an M rating instead of the more restrictive R-rating. Director Arnold Laven then submitted a print with a tighter shot of Dickinson showing her from the shoulders up.

BBFC cut
category
cuts
AA certificate   UK: Passed AA after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1969 cinema release
Sammy Going South

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  • A Boy Ten Feet Tall
BBFC uncut PG cert 114:10s 1963 UK adventure by Alexander Mackendrick.
With Edward G. Robinson, Fergus McClelland and Constance Cummings. IMDb

A short version was passed PG without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2010 Optimum Online
  • 2010 Optimum R2 DVD

There is also a much shorter US release

cut old cert U   The BBFC cut the 1963 cinema release.

The submitted running time was noted as 128:55s = 123:46s

Sammy's Great Escape

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  • Sammy's Adventures 2
  • Turtle's Tale 2: Sammy's Escape From Paradise

Turtles Tale Sammys Escape Paradise

Sammy's Great Escape  is a 2012 Belgium animation adventure by Vincent Kesteloot and Ben Stassen.
With Pat Carroll, Carlos McCullers II and Cinda Adams. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

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

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~92:00s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
cut
re-dubbed
U 93:00s
 
UK: Passed U for mild threat after of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2013 Warner [2D + 3D] R2 DVD
  • 2013 [2D + 3D] cinema release

The BBFC Commented:

Distributor chose to remove a use of mild bad language in order to achieve a U classification. At U, only infrequent use of very mild bad language is allowed. An uncut PG was available Cuts were made by substitution.

The BBFC commented further in the 2013 Annual Report:

The film contains one emphatic use of frigging , which we do not consider to be very mild language and which seemed out of place within the otherwise benign tone of the film. The distributor chose to remove the word in order to ensure that the film was suitable for young children.

Samurai Rebellion

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  • Jôi-uchi: Hairyô tsuma shimatsu
  • Joî-uchi
  • Rebellion
  • Rebellion: Receive the Wife
BBFC
uncut

~7:00s
12 cert 121:06s 1967 Japan drama by Masaki Kobayashi

The BBFC passed the US Theatrical Version 12 uncut for the 2002 Artsmagic DVD.

There exists a longer version at 128 minutes but the differences are for timing are not contentious.

Sanctimony

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1:00s 18 82:51s 2000 Germany/US crime video by Uwe Boll

Video/DVD cut by the BBFC when submitted in 2001: Cut required to remove the rape elements from a scene in which rape becomes consensual sex and which therefore risks endorsing the myth that women enjoy being raped.

Sandakozhi 43s 15 cert 133:50s
 
by Lingusamy (Ayngaran International)

Cut in 2006 with the following BBFC comment: The cuts were Compulsory. Compulsory cuts for 15 were required to sight of animal cruelty

The Sand Pebbles

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The Sand Pebbles is a 1966 USA war romance by Robert Wise.
With Steve McQueen, Candice Bergen, Richard Attenborough. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1966 cinema release. 5 months later it was shortened by about 14 minutes and this shorter version has been used ever since.

Summary Notes

Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat U.S.S. San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His iconoclasm and cynical nature soon clash with the "rice-bowl" system which runs the ship and the uneasy symbiosis between Chinese and foreigner on the river. Hostility towards the gunboat's presence reaches a climax when the boat must crash through a river-boom and rescue missionaries upriver at China Light Mission.

cut
shortened
12 cert

15 cert

174:49s UK: The shortened version was passed 12 uncut for torture scene, moderate violence, injury detail and sex references for:

UK: The shortened version was passed 15 uncut for:

  • 1994 Fox VHS
cut
pre-cut
15 cert 171:15s UK: An unknown short version was passed 15 uncut for:
  • 1988 CBS/Fox VHS
BBFC cut
cut
A Cert 196:00s
=188:10s
UK: The original version was passed A after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1967 cinema release
Santo En El Tesoro De Dracula

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  • Santo and Dracula's Treasure
Santo and Dracula's Treasure is a 1969 Mexico action horror fantasy by René Cardona.
Starring Santo, Aldo Monti and Noelia Noel. IMDb

There is a nude and non-nude version of this film.

Promotional Material

Mexican wrestler El Santo invents a time machine. After somebody uses the machine to find the hidden location of Drácula's treasure, El Santo must hunt down the vampire.

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~81:00s US: An unknown version is MPAA Unrated for:
Sapthamashree Thaskaraha

Sapthamashree Thaskaraha is a 2014 drama by Anil Radhakrishnan and Menon.
Starring Prithviraj Sukumaran, Nedumudi Venu and Asif Ali. BBFC link
BBFC category cuts for a 12A rated 2014 cinema release
BBFC cut
category cuts
2:34s
12A 141:36s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, injury detail after 2:34s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2014 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Distributor chose to reduce violence in two scenes in order to receive a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available.
Sardonicus

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  • Mr. Sardonicus

Mr Sardonicus Ronald Lewis

Sardonicus is a 1961 USA horror mystery drama by William Castle.
With Ronald Lewis, Audrey Dalton and Guy Rolfe. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

A search for a winning lottery ticket in his dead father's grave causes Sardonicus' face to freeze in a horrible grimace, until he forces a doctor to treat his affliction--with even more grotesque results! The audience gets an opportunity to vote--via the "Punishment Poll"--for the penalty Sardonicus must pay for his deeds...

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uncut
12 cert

MPAA
PG

86:15s Spain: Uncut for:

UK: Passed 12 uncut for:

  • 1996 Encore VHS Mr. Sardonicus
US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut
~37s

X cert 89:12s
=85:38s
UK: A pre-cut version was passed X for:
  • 1961 cinema release titled Sardonicus
banned
banned
rejected   UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1961 cinema release titled Sardonicus
Sartana in the Valley of Death

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  • Ballad of Death Valley
  • Der Gefurchtete
  • Sartana nella valle degli avvoltoi
  • Sartana in the Valley of the Vultures
BBFC uncut PG cert 85:14s 1970 Italy western by Roberto Mauri.
With William Berger, Wayde Preston and Aldo Berti . IMDb

A short version was passed PG without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2002 R0 C'est La Vie DVD
The Satanic Rites of Dracula

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  • Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride
  • Dracula Is Alive and Well and Living in London
  • Dracula Is Dead... and Well and Living in London
  • Rites of Dracula
The Satanic Rites of Dracula is a 1973 UK horror by Alan Gibson.
With Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Michael Coles. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for cinema release and further cut for home video

Summary :

In London in the 1970s, Scotland Yard police investigators think they have uncovered a case of vampirism. They call in an expert vampire researcher named Van Helsing (a descendant of the great vampire-hunter himself, no less) to help them put a stop to these hideous crimes. It becomes apparent that the culprit is Count Dracula himself, disguised as a reclusive property developer, but secretly plotting to unleash a fatal virus upon the world.

BBFC cut
1s+
cinema cuts
18 83:43s UK: The cut cinema version was passed 18 after 1s of further BBFC cuts for:
  • 1988 Warner Home Video Video

The BBFC cuts were:

  • The 1s cut is of a shot of a stake going into a woman's chest next to her naked breast.

US: There are countless releases as the film has slipped into the public domain. It seems that the best available version is the same as the cut UK cinema version with the cut for video restored. Some US releases seem to be the cut UK video version.

BBFC cut
cut
X cert   UK: Passed X after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1973 cinema release

From IMDb. The original UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC to edit:

  • opening nude sacrifice scene,
  • 2 staking scenes,
  • the electrocution of a guard

Cuts were requested to the shooting of Torrence but this cut was not made

Satanic Sluts: The Black Order Cometh

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Satanic Sluts DVD

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uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~70:00s
= 67:00s
2008 horror music video by Nigel Wingrove.
With Dominik Destruction, Dischordia and Kerosene. IMDb

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Froim US Amazon : No Sense of order

This DVD really floored me. I thought this would be very erotic & sexy, it wasn't. It had to be well shot, it wasn't the whole DVD seemed like a flashlight supplied the total reveal lighting.

There was no sense of organization nor are the scenarios presented complete in any way shape or form.

Even now as I attempt to review this abomination my mind has already ( by itself) seemingly self erased some of my initial reactions to protect me from further injury.

2:50s 18 64:45s Passed 18 after 2:50s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2008 Redemption R0 DVD

The  BBFC commented:

  • Compulsory cuts required to remove unsimulated sight of restrained woman's arm being cut with a scalpel
Satanic Sluts III : Scandalized

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  • Scandalized

Satanic Sluts 3 DVD

9:25s 18 72:38s 2009 UK adult video by Nigel Wingrove

The BBFC cut the Redemption DVD by 9:25s when submitted in 2009: Distributor chose to remove images of explicit and unsimulated sexual activity in order to achieve an '18' category (in this instance, explicit detail of cunnilingus, dildo penetration and digital penetration). An 'R18' uncut was available.

Notable for starring Georgina Baillie aka as Voluptua, the grandaughter who Russell Brand claimed on air to have 'fucked' in a phone message to Andrew Sachs.

Not really sure what version has been issued in the US but it is nominally unrated. This unrated US region 0 DVD is available at US Amazon

Satan's Baby Doll

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  • La bimba di Satana
  • A Girl for Satan
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Germany flag   1982 Italy horror by Mario Bianchi.
With Jacqueline Dupré, Mariangela Giordano and Aldo Sambrell. IMDb

There is a Hardcore Version with inserts running at about an extra 12 minutes. This is available on the German Kult label.

BBFC uncut 18 74:07s UK: The Extended Softcore Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2012 Shameless Sexploitation [+ Satan's Baby Doll + Love Goddess of the Cannibals] R0 DVD
  • 2010 Argent/Shameless R0 DVD

The extensions are for extra material found in the hardcore version which isn't actually hardcore.

Satan's Bed       See Scare their Pants Off! below
Satan's Sadists

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  • Nightmare Bloodbath
57s 18 85:43s 1969 US biker film by Al Adamson (Cinema Club)

The BBFC cut 57s from the 2003 Cinema Club DVD: Distributor required to make a compulsory cut to a scene of sexual violence where the victim appears to enjoy the assault,

  rejected   The 1970 cinema release was banned by the BBFC
Satan's Slave

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  • Evil Heritage

Satans editon Katarinas Nightmare Theater

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uncut
MPAA
Unrated
88:00s
=~84:00s
Satan's Slave is a 1976 UK horror  by Norman J Warren.
With Michael Gough, Martin Potter and Candace Glendenning. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2012 Scorpion Katrina's Nightmare widescreen R0 DVD at US Amazon

Summary Review: Bizarre artwork

A young girl is caught up in a devil cult run by her evil uncle and cousin. She can trust no one and even people she thought were dead comes back to haunt her.

The film has a reasonably interesting story, attractive characters, at least one sleazy psycho guy, and plenty of nakedness and blood. Since its about an evil Satanic cult, there's also a few cool ritual scenes with daggers, baphomets and robes, along with an attractive young blonde being offered up to the dark lord. One of the coolest parts of this movie is the opening sequence, if only because of the eerie off-key piano music and bizarre artwork.

BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut

18 84:07s UK: A hybrid version was passed 18 with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
  • 2004 Starz/Anchor Bay Norman Warren Collection R2 DVD at UK Amazon

This version is based on the more violent International Version but is missing the sexually violent scene where Stephen smothers a woman with a pillow into unconsciousness. On re-awakening Stephen cuts off her clothes and threateningly traces the scissors across her body. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

Prior to submission to the BBFC, the director removed the notorious scissors scene where scissors are traced over a woman which he had apparently 'never liked anyway'.

The notorious alternative bedroom scene, which was to have been included as a DVD extra, was abandoned after the BBFC asked for cuts.

So if the reports are to be believed, then this version is the Director's Cut but is missing a notable deleted scene from the DVD extras

BBFC
1:04s
18 83:03s UK: The International Version was passed 18 after 1:04s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1997 Sovereign/Satanica VHS

The BBFC cuts were:

  • edits to a whipping and branding scene
  • edited much of Potter's bedroom assault.

The 1997 Satanica video featured an alternate print which was pre-edited by the director to remove a scene where scissors are traced over a woman and restored many of the original cinema cuts, although the film was then cut by 1 minute 4 secs by the BBFC to edit a whipping scene and much of the bedroom assault.

BBFC
cut
X cert 86:16s
=82:49s
UK: The UK Version was passed X with BBFC cuts for:
  • 1976 cinema release

From IMDb The BBFC cuts were:

  • Edits to all stabbing scenes
  • Edit to the nude sacrifice,
  • Edited eye gouging
  • Edits to shots of John's mutilated body.
Saturday Night Fever

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Saturday Night Fever John Travolta  

Saturday Night Fever is a 1977 USA music drama by John Badham.
With John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney and Barry Miller. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Uncut for the original version but its popularity with youngsters resulted in a children's PG Version

Summary Notes

A Brooklyn youth feels his only chance to get somewhere is as the king of the disco floor.

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uncut
18

MPAA
R Rated

113:55s UK : The R Rated Version was passed X/18 uncut for the
  • 2013 cinema release
  • 2009 Paramount RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2007 cinema release
  • 2002 Paramount R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1990 CIC VHS
  • 1978 cinema release

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

BBFC uncut

MPAA
~9:57s

PG cert

MPAA
PG

104:07s UK: The US PG Rated Version was passed A/PG for
  • 1987 CIC VHS
  • 1979 cinema release

The US cuts were:

  • 100 incidences of strong language and gestures deleted or replaced
  • The scene with Annette beng raped in the bar of a car has been deleted
  • A scene with a topless GoGo dancer was removed
  • A gang fight has its violence toned down

See pictorial cuts from movie-censorship.com

Saturn 3

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Saturn 3 is a 1980 UK Sci-Fi adventure thriller by Stanley Donen and John Barry.
With Farrah Fawcett, Kirk Douglas and Harvey Keitel. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for an A rated cinema release. Uncut 15 for home video. Uncut and R rated in the US

Summary Notes

Two lovers stationed at a remote base in the asteroid fields of Saturn are intruded upon by a retentive technocrat from Earth and his charge: a malevolent 8-ft robot. Remember, in space no one can hear you scream...

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uncut
15 cert 83:34s UK: Passed 15 uncut for: US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
category
cuts
A cert 86:18s
=82:51s
UK: Passed A after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1980 cinema release

From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were to remove:

  • A scene of Adam and Alex taking a recreational blues pill
Savage

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7s 18 98:38s 1997 release by Avi Nesher
Savage!

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3:56s 18 77:09s 1996 release by Cirio Santiago
Savage Island

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  • Hell Prison
  • Banished Women
  • Orinoco - Prison of Sex
  • Escape from Hell

Savage Island DVD Region NTSC

Savage Island is a 1985 Italy/US action drama by Nicholas Beardsley.
With Anthony Steffen, Ajita Wilson and Cristina Lay. YouTube icon BBFC link   IMDb

This is a version of Hell Prison substantially reworked for the US market with additional material featuring Linda Blair and re-titled Savage island. It was cut by the BBFC for 1986 VHS.

Summary Review: Turkey

Women who have been captured and sold as slave labor to a South American emerald mine hatch a plan for revolution and revenge.

Rightfully atrocious. Orinoco-Prison Of Sex (a.k.a. Hell Prison ) was an Italian-Spanish women-as-slaves-on-a-South-American-island-who-revolt thing, brought stateside in 1985, christened with a new title and spiced with fresh footage of Linda Blair as a vengeful ex-employee . Those looking for some hot nude scenes and/or violent confrontations between sexy women in loincloths are bound to be disappointed. But, alas, Linda is once again stuck in a turkey

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uncut
MPAA
R Rated
~74:00s
 
US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:
BBFC cut
22s
18 73:22s UK: Passed 18 after 22s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1986 EIV VHS
Savage Man Savage Beast

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  • Ultime grida dalla savana
BBFC
~10:00s
X cert 84:09s 1975 Italy documentary by Antonio Climati and  Mario Morra with Alberto Moravia. IMDb

Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:

  • 1976 cinema release

From IMDb:

The UK cinema version was cut by around 10 minutes by the BBFC:

  • Heavily edited scenes of animal violence including a race between cheetahs and ostriches
  • Deleted a castration
  • Deleted a scalping
  • Deleted a man being eaten by a lion in front of his family.

UK censor James Ferman later described it as one of the most vile and objectionable films ever submitted to the BBFC .

Savage Streets

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Savage Streets is a 1984 US crime action film by Danny Steinmann.
With Linda Blair, John Vernon and Robert Dryer. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1984 cinema release and 1986 VHS. Released with BBFC cuts for 1987 VHS. BBFC cuts waived for 2011 DVD. Uncut and R rated in the US

Summary Review: Gratuitous Nudity

This sleazy tale of high school revenge with Linda Blair is a must for bad film fans everywhere.

This sympathetic tale tells the story of Brenda (Blair), a tough high school gal who spends her nights drinking peach brandy on the streets of LA with her equally tough friends. One night, they make the mistake of puttering with a gang called the Scars, and before you know it, the Scars have raped and beaten Brenda's deaf, mute sister. Once Brenda learns the truth of what transpired, she vows revenge on those responsible.

This is the pre-eminent 80's high school movie - terrible music, awful acting, questionable violence and gratuitous nudity.
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uncut
18

MPAA
R Rated

92:42s
=89:00s
UK: Passed 18 after previous BBFC cuts waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC cut
1:04s

cut
Pre-cut
~6:49s

18 80:08s UK: The abridged version was passed 18 after a further 1:04s of cuts for:
  • 1991 Channel 5 VHS
  • 1987 Lazer VHS

The BBFC cuts were:

  • Extensive cuts to a rape scene
  • The climatic crossbow fight. The BBFC were not keen on crossbows at the time
banned
banned
rejected 85:30s
=82:05s
UK: The abridged version was banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1986 Lazer VHS
banned
banned
rejected

 

92:36s
=88:54s
UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1984 cinema release
Savages

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Savages is a 2012 US crime thriller by Oliver Stone.
With Aaron Johnson, Taylor Kitsch and Blake Lively. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
The Theatrical and Extended versions are 18 uncut in the UK. However the UK cinema release was cut for a 15. In the US, the Theatrical Version is R rated whilst the Extended Version is unrated.

Summary Review: Stand Out Cast

Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend.

A little reminiscent of Tony Scott's True Romance with little guys taking on the big guys of the drugs world.

There are likable characters on both sides of the battle. Blake Lively is finally in a big screen role that suits her well. John Travolta's slimy crooked cop is just right. Salma the drug lord is quite darkly amusing. Benicio Del Toro's face does all the work as a an ultimate in sadistic bad guys.

Overall a good plot driven kind of feel good thriller with a stand out cast.

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Unrated Version
18

MPAA
Unrated

135:19s UK: The Extended Version/Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, strong sex and drug use for:

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

  • 2012 Universal [Theatrical + Extended ] RA Blu-ray / R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon
  • 2012 Universal [Theatrical + Extended ] R1 DVD at US Amazon

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com . The Extended Version provides additional background plot details:

  • An unhappy and sometimes violent family life for Lado.
  • A hospital bedside scene with Dennis and his cancer stricken wife.
  • A scene with O spinning a yarn to her mother about a supposed holiday in Paris
  • A scene with O getting momentarily pally with Marina in a conversation about love and bottox
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Theatrical
Version
18

MPAA R
MPAA

130:40s UK: The US Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, strong sex and drug use after UK advised cuts for 15 were reinstated for:
  •  2013 Universal [Theatrical + Extended] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon

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

  • 2012 Universal [Theatrical + Extended ] RA Blu-ray/ R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon
  • 2012 Universal  [Theatrical + Extended ] R1 DVD at US Amazon
BBFC cut
advised cuts
15 cert 129:44s UK: UK Theatrical Version was passed 15 for strong language, violence, drug use and sex after BBFC advised category cuts were implemented for:
  • 2012 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

This work was originally seen for advice. The company was advised that the film was likely to receive an 18 rating but that their preferred 15 rating could be achieved by making changes to a number of scenes. These were to reduce:

  • various moments of strong bloody violence,

  • sadistic violence,

  • strong sex and

  • some focus on drug use.

When an edited version of the film was submitted for formal rating, changes had been made to satisfactorily address these issues and the film was consequently rated 15.

Saving General Yang

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Saving General Yang is a 2013 Hong Kong/China action thriller by Ronny Yu.
With Ady An, Adam Cheng and Ekin Cheng. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for horse trips

Promotional Material

As an insecure Emperor seeks to destroy the noble Yang Family, the seven Yang brothers and their father are ushered into battle, a test to their unflinching loyalty and honour. Among 3000 warriors will be seven brothers and their father - but only one will survive.

Inspired by the true legends of the Yang Family and from acclaimed director Ronny Yu ( Fearless , IP Man ) Saving General Yang looks stunning and is packed with jaw-dropping action and incredible fight sequences.

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
6s
15 98:02s UK: Passed 15 for strong bloody violence after 6s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 2014 Universal Pictures UK R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 20th January 2014
  • 2014 Universal Pictures UK R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 20th January 2014
The BBFC commented:
  • Cuts were required to remove sight of animal cruelty, in this case horses being tripped to fall forwards in a dangerous manner.
Saving Silverman

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  • Evil Woman

Evil Woman DVD Jason Biggs

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uncut
15 cert

MPAA
R Rated

92:24s 2001 US/Australia comedy by Dennis Dugan

The BBFC passed the US Unrated Version 15 uncut for the 2001 cinema release and 2002 Columbia/TriStar DVD under the title Evil Woman

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

BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut

15 cert

MPAA
PG-13

91:40s
=88:00s
The BBFC passed the US PG-13 Version as 15 without BBFC cuts for the 2001 cinema release under the title of Saving Silverman

Significant cuts were made in the US to achieve a PG-13 Rating.

  • Strong language was removed
  • the plotline featuring photographs from a naked table tennis game was re-shot with clothes

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

Saw

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Saw is a 2004 USA / Australia horror mystery thriller by James Wan.
Starring Cary Elwes, Leigh Whannell and Danny Glover. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Uncut in the UK in two variant versions. There is a cut R rated version in the US along with the two uncut versions which are both MPAA Unrated

Summary Notes

With a dead body lying between them, two men wake up in the secure lair of a serial killer who's been nicknamed "Jigsaw". The men must follow various rules and objectives if they wish to survive and win the deadly game set for them.

uncut
Director's Cut
18

MPAA
Unrated

98:31s UK: The Director's Cut/Uncut Edition/Special Edition was passed 18 uncut for:

Based on article from dvdcompare.net. This version is missing 2 dialogue scenes compared with the Unrated Version:

  • Lawrence tells Adam that if he doesn't get help, he's going to bleed to death.
  • Adam calls out to Lawrence twice. Lawrence turns. Adam asks Lawrence if he's going to be okay. Lawrence replies, "I . . . I wouldn't lie to you."
uncut
Unrated Version
18

MPAA
Unrated

99:04s

 

UK: The Unrated Version/UK Theatrical Version/Uncut Version was passed 18 uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2014 Lions Gate [Complete Movie Collection] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2014 Lions Gate [Complete Movie Collection] R1 DVD at US Amazon
BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
24s

18

MPAA R
MPAA

98:56s UK: The cut R Rated US Theatrical version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2005 EIV R2 DVD

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com :

The R Rated Version suffered 14 cuts to tone down violence adding up to 24s.
Saw II

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  • Saw 2

Saw 2 Unrated Directors cut  

Saw II is a 2005 USA / Canada horror by Darren Lynn Bousman.
Starring Donnie Wahlberg, Beverley Mitchell and Franky G. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
The Theatrical version was cut for a US R rating. The uncut version was released on UK DVD and is Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

Jigsaw locks a few unlucky people in a booby trapped shelter and they must find a way out before they inhale too much of a lethal nerve gas and die. But they must watch out, for the traps Jigsaw has set in the shelter lead to death also.

uncut
Director's Cut
18

MPAA
Unrated

90:36s UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence for:

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

From IMDb. The Director's Cut is extended as follows

  • When the police are entering the Wilson Steel warehouse, three short cuts are shown of Jigsaw upstairs, realizing the police have arrived. When he realizes this, he calmly goes back to what he was working on.
  • When the police are approaching Jigsaw several scenes are added where he is eating Cheerios (as stated in the commentary on the original R-rated DVD).
  • Jigsaw has a few extra lines of dialogue with Detective Matthews, mentioning that he has wiped the slate clean , and that most people are merely sleepwalking .
  • When Obi is trapped in the oven, he attempts to break the glass on the far side as he is burning alive.
  • The scene of Amanda thrashing around in the syringe pit is extended.
  • In the bathroom, Charlie Clouser's score begins as Xavier begins cutting off his skin, and continues until he dies from his throat being slashed.
  • The opening scene with The Venus Headtrap is extended and the song Irresponsible Hate Anthem (Venus Headtrap Mix) is playing in the background.
  • The scene where Matthews is beating up Jigsaw is extended with one extra punch.
BBFC uncut

MPAA
1:49s

18

MPAA R
MPAA

88:55s UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for strong bloody violence for:
  • 2009 EIV RB Bllu-ray
  • 2006 EIV R2 DVD
  • 2005 cinema release
Saw III

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saw3directorscut

 

Saw III is a 2006 USA / Canada horror thriller by Darren Lynn Bousman.
Starring Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith and Angus Macfadyen. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Exists in 3 versions, a Theatrical Version cut for an MPAA R rating, an Unrated Version and a Director's Cut.

Summary Notes

Jigsaw kidnaps a doctor to keep him alive while he watches his new apprentice put an unlucky citizen through a brutal test.

uncut
uncut
Director's Cut
18

MPAA
Unrated

115:40s UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for:

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

See pictorial version petails from movie-censorship.com . There are 3 additional scenes in the Director's Cut that do not make a lot of difference to the film:

  • Amanda having a dream/flashback of Adam from Saw
  • Reworking of scenes with Lynne in her diabolic ruff exploring, trying locks and attacking Amanda
  • A coda with Jeff being informed that his daughter has also been kidnapped
uncut
Unrated Version
18

MPAA
Unrated

109:02s UK: The Unrated Version/Extended Version/Extreme Edition was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2014 Lions Gate [Complete Movie Collection] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2014 Lions Gate [Complete Movie Collection] R1 DVD at US Amazon

From IMDb. The Unrated version of Saw III differs from the theatrical version:

  • The opening scene is more violent. The shots of Eric's heel being broken are much closer, and more detail is shown. When Kerry is discussing Eric with Rigg, the scene is slightly extended, showing her commenting on how she can't sleep because of his disappearance. When Kerry's trap triggers, a frontal shot is shown of her ribs being torn from her torso, leaving her organs exposed. Flashes showcase her innards dropping to the floor.
  • Danica's Freezer Trap. A few extra shots show Jeff slamming the door, trying to get out. During the Rack, Tim's limbs are shown much more, showcasing his skin tearing as the bone shatters out of his skin.
  • The flashback fight scene between Amanda and Eric is also extended. Amanda is shown hearing Eric's cries for his son, and seems distressed. While maneuvering in the corridor, Eric sneaks up on her and the fight resumes from there.
  • Ending scene. In the theatrical, once the montage of the victims passes by, Lynn's corpse is shown quickly, before cutting to Jeff screaming, then on Jigsaw's corpse, and finally cutting to black. In the unrated, during the montage the music slighty overlaps, skipping a couple of seconds forward, and then showing Lynn's mutilated head, zooming in on the gory details, and then slowly fading out to white.
BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
cut

18

MPAA R
MPAA

108:08s
=103:48s
UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2006 cinema release
Saw IV

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  • Saw 4

Saw 4 Extreme Tobin Bell

Saw IV is a 2007 USA / Canada horror thriller by Darren Lynn Bousman.
Starring Tobin Bell, Scott Patterson and Costas Mandylor. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
The Theatrical version was cut for a US R rating. The uncut version was released on UK DVD and is Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

Jigsaw and his apprentice Amanda are dead. Now, upon the news of Detective Kerry's murder, two seasoned FBI profilers, Agent Strahm and Agent Perez, arrive in the terrified community to assist the veteran Detective Hoffman in sifting through Jigsaw's latest grisly remains and piecing together the puzzle. However, when SWAT Commander Rigg is abducted and thrust into a game, the last officer untouched by Jigsaw has but ninety minutes to overcome a series of demented traps and save an old friend or face the deadly consequences.

uncut
Director's Cut
18

MPAA
Unrated

91:33s UK: The Director's Cut/Extreme Edition was passed 18 uncut for:

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

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
2:55s

18

MPAA R
MPAA 

92:26s
=88:44s
UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2007 cinema release

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

Saw V

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  • Saw 5

Saw V DVD Tobin Bell

Saw V is a 2008 USA / Canada horror mystery by David Hackl.
Starring Scott Patterson, Costas Mandylor and Tobin Bell. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
The Theatrical version was cut for a US R rating. The uncut version was released on UK DVD and is Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

Following Jigsaw's grisly demise, Mark Hoffman, the final apprentice to the serial killer is deigned a hero. Meanwhile, Agent Strahm continues to track Hoffman while another group of strangers are put through a series of gruesome traps.

uncut
Director's Cut
18

MPAA
Unrated

91:07s UK: The Director's Cut/Extreme Edition/Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence for:

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

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
2:55s

18

MPAA R
MPAA 

92:09s
=88:28s
UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence for:
  • 2008 cinema release
Saw VI

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  • Saw 6

Saw VI DVD Tobin Bell

Saw VI is a 2009 Canada / USA / UK / Australia horror mystery by Kevin Greutert.
Starring Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor and Mark Rolston. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
The Theatrical version was cut for a US R rating. The uncut version was released on UK DVD and is Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

Special Agent Strahm is dead, and Detective Hoffman has emerged as the unchallenged successor to Jigsaw's legacy. However, when the FBI draws closer to Hoffman, he is forced to set a game into motion, and Jigsaw's grand scheme is finally understood.

uncut
Director's Cut
18

MPAA
Unrated

87:50s UK: Director's Cut/Extreme Edition/Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence for:

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

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com. The Director's Cut features multiple plot updates and some changes to the violent scenes. The Director's Cut features 4:32s of new material but there is 3:10s of replacement footage in the Theatrical Version, so in total the Director's Cut is 1:22s longer.

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
1:22s

18

MPAA R
MPAA

86:31s UK:  The cut Theatrical Version was passed 18 for strong bloody violence without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2010 Lions Gate Video
  • 2009 cinema release
Saw 3D

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  • Saw 3d: The Final Chapter
  • Saw: The Final Chapter

Saw 3D Final Chapter Blu ray

Saw 3D: The Final Chapter is a 2010 Canada / USA horror mystery by Kevin Greutert.
Starring Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor and Betsy Russell. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
The Theatrical version was cut for a US R rating. The uncut version was released on Blu-ray only and is Unrated in the US. Both versions are 18 rated in the UK without BBFC cuts.

Summary Notes

As a deadly battle rages over Jigsaw's brutal legacy, a group of Jigsaw survivors gathers to seek the support of self-help guru and fellow survivor Bobby Dagen, a man whose own dark secrets unleash a new wave of terror.

uncut
Unrated Version
18

MPAA
Unrated

90:10s UK: The Extreme Edition/Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for strong gory horror:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2011 Lions Gate [2D  + 3D] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon (note that the included DVD is the cut version)
BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
12s

18

MPAA R
MPAA

89:46s

 

The cut R Rated Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for strong gory horror for:
  • 2010 Lions Gate R2 DVD
  • 2010 cinema release

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com : 19 short cuts were made to tone down the violence for an R Rating adding up to just 12s.