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Shaandaar Naanum Rowdydhaan is a 2015 romance by Vignesh Shivan.
Starring Vijay Sethupathi, Nayantara and Parthiban. BBFC link
BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated 2015 cinema releas
BBFC cut
category cuts
1:02s
12A 141:43s Shaandaar is a 2015 musical comedy romance by Vikas Bahl.
Starring Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Kumud Pant. BBFC link

UK: Passed 12A for moderate sex references, comic threat, rude gestures after 1:02s of BBFC category cuts for:

  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Distributor chose to remove drug use and references in order to achieve a 12A classification (in this instance, verbal and visual detail indicating pleasure in drug use). A 15 without cuts was available.
The Shadow of the Cat  

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  Shadow Cat dvd UK Release

The Shadow of the Cat is a 1961 UK horror mystery thriller by John Gilling.
With Conrad Phillips, Barbara Shelley and André Morell. BBFC link IMDb

Passed X after BBFC cuts for the 1961 cinema release. Unreleased until cuts were waived for the 12 rated DVD in 2014.

Summary Review: Efficient and Entertaining

Nominally made by BHP Productions for contractual reasons, but nevertheless it was actually made by the Hammer Films team.

Was it supernatural force or psychotic compulsion . . . that drove five maddened murderers to destroy themselves? ... Or maybe just a cat.

The film moves confidently and swiftly along. Director John includes enough shocks to hide the holes in the plot, and to keep it interesting. The cast do their jobs efficiently and entertainingly.

BBFC uncut
uncut
12 75:28s

 

UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate violence, horror with previous cuts waived for:
BBFC cut
cut
X cert submitted
78:49s
=75:40s
UK: Passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1961 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • cuts to reduce the opening murder
Shadowboxin'

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3s 18 88:01s 1998 release by Joseph King
Shadows in an Empty Room Shadows in an Empty Room is a 1976 Italy / Canada / Panama crime mystery thriller by Alberto De Martino (as Martin Herbert).

See Blazing Magnum

Shaft in Africa

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  • O Shaft htypa stin Afriki

Shaft In Africa DVD

Shaft in Africa is a 1973 USA action crime adventure by John Guillermin.
Starring Richard Roundtree, Frank Finlay and Vonetta McGee. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1972 cinema release. Uncut on home video. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

John Shaft is persuaded by threats of physical force, the promise of money, and the lure of a pretty tutor, to assume the identity of a native-speaking itinerant worker in Africa. His job is to help break a racket that is smuggling immigrants into Europe then exploiting them. But the villains have heard that he is on his way.

BBFC uncut
uncut
18

MPAA R

107:40s

UK: Passed 18 uncut for: US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
X submitted
112:16s
=107:47s
UK: Passed X (18) after compulsory cuts for:
  • 1973 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were for violence and references to female genital mutilation.

The Shaming The Shaming is a 1979 USA drama by Marvin J Chomsky

See Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff

The Shanghai Thirteen

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  • The Shanghai 13

Shanghai Thirteen DVD Andy Lau

Shanghai 13 is a 1984 Taiwan / Hong Kong action film by Cheh Chang.
Starring Kuan Tai Chen, Sheng Chiang and Feng Lu. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1987 VHS. Uncut for 15 rated 2015 DVD.

Promotional Material

During the Sino-Japanese war, a Chinese patriot steals damning evidence that exposes traitorous intentions within the government. Planning to bring the evidence from Shanghai to Hong Kong and break it to the public he becomes an assassination target.
BBFC uncut
uncut
15 85:03s

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, injury detail after previous BBFC cuts waived:
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
9s
18 86:21s

submitted
86:24s
UK: Passed 18 after 9s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1987 Ocean Shores VHS titled Shanghai 13
Shaolin

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Shaolin is a 2011 Hong Kong/China action film by Benny Chan.
With Andy Lau, Nicholas Tse and Bingbing Fan. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for horse trips

BBFC cut
7s
15 cert 125:45s UK: Passed 15 after 7s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2011 UK Showbox/Cine-Asia R2 DVD

The BBFC commented:

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

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

Shaolin Chamber of Death

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1976 Hong Kong action film by Chi-Hwa Chen.

see Shaolin Wooden Men

Shaolin Drunk Fighter

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  • Royal Monks
1:42s 15 cert 85:15s 1986 Hong Kong martial arts film by Win Pao Tou (Film 2000)

The BBFC cut the 1986 VPD video and the cuts carried through to the 2003 Film 2000 DVD.

Shaolin Invincible Sticks

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  • Fists of Shaolin
  • Gwan Wong

Shaolin Invincible Sticks Region NTSC

5:34s 18 83:06s 1978 Taiwan/Hong Kong martial arts film by Tso Nam Lee.
With Gai Lung Chang, Yi Chang and Ching Cheng. IMDb

Passed 18 after 5:34s cuts for:

  • 2003 DVD.com/Vengeance/Showbox R2 DVD
  • 1986 VPS VHS as Fists of Shaolin

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Massive cuts in 1986 as the BBFC totally banned the chain sticks of the title. The BBFC had relented on their chain sticks ban by 2003 but the previously cut version was re-submitted. One of the fight scenes ended up as a DVD extra though. See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

Review from US Amazon : White-haired villain

Watch closely as this white-haired villain goes from school to school challenging and destroying anyone who knows stick fighting. This guy is really good with his stick/pole and it's very difficult for others to beat him. What is kind of bizarre about this one is that anyone who knows stick fighting is his enemy. I like this flick so much that I transferred it to my PDA and watch it sometimes at work. Some of the stick fighting scenes will have you seriously cracking up. You will surely play a few of these scenes over and over again!

The plot keeps you awake throughout! Definitely in my top 5%. You wont go wrong with this one at all.

Shaolin Soccer

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  • Siu lam juk kau
  • Shao lin zu qiu

Shaolin Soccer DVD Stephen Chow  

Shaolin Soccer is a 2001 Hong Kong / China action comedy by Stephen Chow.
Starring Stephen Chow, Wei Zhao and Yat-Fei Wong. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

After a fateful mistake costing his career, an ex-soccer player bum meets a shaolin kung fu student trying to spread the word of kung fu. The ex-soccer player helps reconcile with his five brothers, and teaches them soccer, adding shaolin kung fu as a twist.

uncut
uncut
12 cert 105:10s UK: The Director's Cut was passed 12 uncut for:
  • 2009 Studiocanal [Director's Cut + International Version] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2005 Studiocanal [Director's Cut + International Version] R2 DVD at UK Amazon
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cut
Hong Kong flag   Hong Kong: There is also a Hong Kong Theatrical Version missing 2 scenes compared to the Director's Cut. See article from movie-censorship.com
BBFC uncut

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cut

12 cert 85:35s UK: The shortened International Version was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2009 Studiocanal [Director's Cut + International Version] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2005 Studiocanal [Director's Cut + International Version] R2 DVD at UK Amazon

The International Version has been shortened with cuts to the plot and cuts to scenes of minor violence. From IMDb:

  • The opening titles have been deleted. Replaced by main title over generic "Asian" background.
  • The opening B&W bribery scene between Golden Leg and Hung has been deleted.
  • A musical sequence with Sing and the gang outside of Mui's sweet roll shop has been reinstated.
  • Dialog has been removed between Sing and Iron Head during the club scenes, and the song they perform is in a major key, rather than the original minor key.
  • Also gone are some of the bottle-to-head smashes on Iron Head.
  • The vomit and fart gags have been deleted from Sing's first soccer attack in the streets.
  • All the initial meetings with the Brothers have been shortened.
  • Dialog is often without the meaning the original version contained.
  • Sing's apartment scene is deleted.
  • Golf course scene between Hung and Golden Leg has been cut out.
  • The final soccer match has a variety of cuts in it, mostly to take out the more extreme visuals featuring blood and violence.
  • A cover version of "Kung Fu Fighting" is used over the last scene of the film and the end credits, removing the score entirely.
  • References to Team Evil's use of illegal American drugs have been replaced with references to "training."
The Shaolin Temple

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  • Shao Lin si
  • Death Chamber
BBFC uncut 18 91:32s 1986 Hong Kong action film by Cheh Chang.
With Sheng Fu, Kuan-Chun Chi and Lung Ti. IMDb

A short version was passed 18 without cuts for:

  • 1986 Eastern Heroes VHS
8s 18 94:33s Passed 18 with 8s cuts for:
  • 1986 Video Pacific VHS
cut X cert 98:57s
=95:00s
Passed X with BBFC cuts for:
  • 1982 cinema release
Shaolin Wooden Men

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  • Shao Lin mu ren xiang
  • Shaolin Chamber of Death

Shaolin Wooden Men DVD

Shaolin Wooden Men is a 1976 Hong Kong action film by Chi-Hwa Chen.
With  Jackie Chan, Kam Chiang and Jang Lee Hwang. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Exists in 2 basic versions, full length and a shortened US Version, which was once further cut by the BBFC.
 

uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA
PG-13

103:05s UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
  • 2007 Contender/Hong Kong Legends R2 DVD via UK Amazon
  • 1986 Squarecape VHS titled Shaolin Chamber of Death

US: Uncut and PG-13 rated for:

BBFC uncut

cut
shortened

15 cert 97:49s
=93:54s
UK: The shortened US version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2002 Eastern Heroes R2 DVD titled Shaolin Chamber of Death
BBFC
29s

cut
shortened

15 cert 96:23s
=92:32s
UK: The shortened US version was passed 15 after 29s of further BBFC cuts for:
  • 1998 Paradox/Kiseki VHS titled Shaolin Wooden Men

The BBFC cuts were:

  • To remove the use of chain sticks

See article from dvdcompare.net . The US version was shortened by 9 min 37 secs. Film starts off with a shot taken from the credits with a wooden man in the background and Shaolin Wooden Men is displayed in English. We now see the film begin from the monks walk towards the camera, everything before this including the opening sequence is missing -- possibly cut due to the condition of the English dub.

Shareek Shareek is a 2015 musical music drama by Navaniat Singh.
Starring Jimmy Shergill, Mahie Gill and Mukul Dev. BBFC link
BBFC category cuts were required for a 2015 12A rated cinema release
BBFC cut
category cuts
2:44s
12A 136:41s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence after 2:44s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • The company chose to reduce scenes of strong violence (removing sight of injury detail and blood spurts as characters are shot, stabbed and crushed) in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available to the company.
Sharknado 2: The Second One Sharknado 2: The Second One is a 2014 USA Sci-Fi horror thriller by Anthony C Ferrante.

The Extended Version noted on the cover seems to be in comparison with the TV Version. Presumably the Extended Version is in fact the standard version for home video.

Sharky's Machine

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Sharkys Machine Blu ray Burt Reynolds  

Sharky's Machine is a 1981 USA action crime thriller by Burt Reynolds.
Starring Burt Reynolds, Rachel Ward and Vittorio Gassman. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for cinema and home video. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

Tom Sharky is a narcotics cop in Atlanta who's demoted to vice after a botched bust. In the depths of this lowly division, while investigating a high-dollar prostitution ring, Sharky stumbles across a mob murder with government ties, and responds by assembling his downtrodden fellow investigators (Sharky's "machine") to find the leaders and bring them to justice before they kill off all his partners and witnesses, including Sharky himself.

uncut
uncut
MPAA R ~122;00s
=~117:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:
BBFC cut
9s
18

X cert

116:30s UK: Passed 18 after 9s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1986 Warner VHS

UK: Passed X (18) after 9s of BBFC cuts for:

  • 1982 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • Footage of two assassins killing an informant using nunchucks has been removed.
  • Some sights of the weapons has been left in along with the use of a butterfly knife. In particularly a butterfly knife was shown being given a twirl before a finger severing. This submission predated the BBFC policy to cut all sights of such weapons.

Saying that, Lee reports:

In the UK video you can see the nunchucks in a few scenes plus the use of a butterfly knife left intact

Shatter Dead

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Shatter Flora Daniel Smalls Johnson

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
84:00s
=~80:00s
Shatter Dead is a 1994 US horror film by Scooter McCrae.
With Stark Raven, Flora Fauna and Daniel 'Smalls' Johnson. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Summary Review: Not Good

Depressing tale about a world of the undead and a woman's trek to get home to her boyfriend's house.

The story is about a girl trying to get back to her apartment, that's it. There was some crappy gore and a xxx scene involving the female lead, her boyfriend and a pistol (a pellet handgun in reality). I threw away the DVD, just as I threw away my money when I bought it.

BBFC
40s
18 81:11s UK: Passed 18 after 40s of BBFC cuts for very strong language and bloody violence for:
  • 2005 Odeon R2 DVD

The BBFC commented:

  • Cuts required to remove the sight of vaginal penetration with a hand gun
BBFC
26s
18 81:23s UK: Passed 18 after 26s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1996 Visionary VHS

The BBFC cuts were:

  • Cuts have been made to a sex scene where a girl is explicitly penetrated with a gun barrel
She Killed in Ecstasy She Killed in Ecstasy is a 1971 West Germany / Spain horror by Jesús Franco (as Frank Hollmann).
always uncut
Sheba, Baby

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  • Sheba Baby
  • 'Sheba, Baby'

Sheba Baby Dual Format Blu Ray

Sheba, Baby is a 1975 USA action crime thriller by William Girdler.
Starring Pam Grier, Austin Stoker and D'Urville Martin. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for AA 1975 rated cinema release. Uncut for 15 rated 2016 Blu-ray/DVD. Unuct and MPAA PG rated in the US.

Summary Notes

Sheba Shayne (Pam Grier) returns to her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky to help her father. A proud businessman, he refuses to be intimidated by thugs attempting to run him out of business. While Sheba looks for the men (and the organization) supporting the thugs, she also finds a sinister motive behind their actions. Sheba's former flame Brick (Austin Stoker) adds some muscle to her mission.

BBFC uncut
uncut
15

MPAA PG
MPAA

89:46s

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, racist language for:

US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:

BBFC cut
category cuts
AA submitted
89:25s
=85:50s
UK: Passed AA (14) after category cuts for:
  • 1975 cinema release titled Sheba Baby
She'll Follow You Anywhere

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  • Passion Potion
BBFC uncut 15 cert 95:51s 1971 UK comedy by David C Rea
With Keith Barron, Kenneth Cope and Hilary Pritchard. IMDb

Not cuts to the 2007 Redemption DVD. The running times suggests that this release is uncut.

cut X cert   The BBFC cut the 1971 cinema release.

The submitted running time was notes as 95:31s

She'll Have To Go

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  • Maid for Murder
  • She'll Have to Go
She'll Have To Go is a 1962 UK comedy by Robert Asher.
Starring Bob Monkhouse, Alfred Marks and Hattie Jacques. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts required for a 1962 cinema release. Probably the same cut version has been released ever since

Summary Notes

Brothers Francis and Douglas Oberon, find themselves cut off from the family fortune by their late grandmother's will. Their distant cousin (once removed), maidservant Antoinette "Toni" Oberon, is the benefactor of the entire estate fortune and is arriving to view her new property. Facing being homeless, broke, and actually working for a living, the boys devise a plot to either marry Toni (and share the fortune), or kill her off and claim the estate for themselves.

BBFC cut
category cuts
PG

U pre 1970

86:28s

cinema
submitted
89:33s
=85:58s

UK: Probably the cut cinema version was passed PG uncut for mild bad language, sexual innuendo, comic violence for: UK: Passed U after category cuts for:
  • 1970 cinema release
The Sheriff and the Satellite Kid

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  • Uno sceriffo extraterrestre - poco extra e molto terrestre
BBFC
5s
PG cert 89:00s 1979 Italy comedy by Sci-Fi by Michele Lupo.
With Bud Spencer, Raimund Harmstorf and Cary Guffey. IMDb

Passed PG after 5s of BBFC cuts for category for:

  • 1988 Medusa VHS
She's Funny That Way She's Funny That Way is a 2014 USA comedy drama by Peter Bogdanovich.
Originally rated R for some language. However the producers weren't impressed and immediately surrendered the R rating. So the film is unrated as of 1/8/15.
She's Too Hot to Handle She's Too Hot to Handle is a 1977 US/Philippines action drama by Don Schain with Cheri Caffaro, Aharon Ipalé and Vic Diaz.

See Too Hot to Handle

The Shield: Season 3 Episode 5: Mum

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uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
  2004 TV police show by Nick Gomez. With Michael Chiklis, Catherine Dent and Walton Goggins . IMDb

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

pre-cut
24s
15 cert 42:37s The cut TV Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2007 Sony R2 DVD

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com :

  • Vic attacking Armadillo with a book has been shorn of 2 sequences
  • Vic pushing Armadillo's face onto a cooker hot ring has lost 2 painful closeups
The Shield: Season 2 Episode 2: Dead Soldiers

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uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
45:04s
=43:16s
2002 TV police show by John Badham.
With Michael Chiklis, Catherine Dent and Walton Goggins . IMDb

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

pre-cut
18s
15 cert 42:55s The cut TV Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2004 Columbia/TriStar R2 DVD

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com :

  • Vic attacking Armadillo with a book has been shorn of 2 sequences
  • Vic pushing Armadillo's face onto a cooker hot ring has lost 2 painful closeups
The Shield: Season 2 Episode 3: Partners

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uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
45:20s
=43:31s
2002 TV police show by Guy Ferland. With Michael Chiklis, Catherine Dent and Walton Goggins . IMDb

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

pre-cut
11s
15 cert 43:20s The cut TV Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2004 Columbia/TriStar R2 DVD

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com :

  • 3 sequences removed from Shane assaulting Frau on the bed
Shifty

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cut 15 cert 85:22s 2008 UK thriller by Eran Creevy

The BBFC cut the 2009 cinema release and 2009 DVD/Blu-ray: Distributor chose to remove some aggressive and directed uses of very strong language ('cunt') in order to achieve a '15' classification. An '18' uncut was available to the distributor.

The BBFC explained further:

Shifty is an urban thriller set in the outskirts of London. After an absence of four years a young man returns to the area in which he was raised. He is alarmed to discover that his best friend has become a drug dealer. The film was passed 15 for very strong language and hard drug use.

The BBFC Guidelines at 15 state that there may be frequent use of strong language (e.g. fuck') but the strongest terms (e.g. 'cunt') will be acceptable only where justified by context. The former term is used extensively throughout the film and the latter on four occasions. The four uses of very strong language were considered to be contextually justified and allowable at '15 in this case.

The Guidelines at 15 also allow drug taking to be shown but the film as a whole must not promote or encourage drug misuse. This film includes many scenes of hard drug use and we see characters snorting cocaine and smoking crack pipes. There is also see a scene of implied heroin injection and several instances of reefer smoking. However, all the drug users in the film are depicted as wastrels and the dangers of using Class A drugs are clearly spelt out.

Shifty also includes infrequent scenes of violence. These fall fairly and squarely within 15 classification category parameters, in which violence may be strong but may not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury.

Shiner

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Shiner DVD

30s 15 cert 94:46s 2000 UK crime drama by John Irvin

Cut by 30s in 2007 for a 15 certificate: Distributor chose to make cuts to violence, man having arm broken and man shot in the head, to achieve a 15 category. An uncut 18 category was available to the distributor.

The distributors seem to specialise in promotional stuff rather than retail. Perhaps the 15 version was for a newspaper giveaway

The uncut region 2 DVD is available at UK Amazon

uncut 18 95:16s The 2001 cinema version  and video releases of 2001 & 2002 are all uncut
The Shining

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The Shining is a 1980 UK/US horror film by Stanley Kubrick.
With Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall and Danny Lloyd. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Exists in a longer US version and a tighter European Version.
Summary Notes

Signing a contract, Jack Torrance, a normal writer and former teacher agrees to take care of a hotel which has a long, violent past that puts everyone in the hotel in a nervous situation. While Jack slowly gets more violent and angry of his life, his son, Danny, tries to use a special talent, the "Shining", to inform the people outside about whatever that is going on in the hotel.

uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA R

143:35s
=137:50s
UK: The longer US Version/Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, strong language for:
  • 2016 Warner Home video
  • 2012 cinema release

US: The longer US Version is MPAA R Rated for:

From IMDB:

Three days after the release of the film, Stanley Kubrick and Warner Bros. ordered all projectionists to cut about 2 minutes from the coda at the end of the film

The shorter international version seems to be the preferred version by most reviewers

uncut
uncut
15 cert

18

X cert

114:28s UK: The shorter International Version was passed 15 uncut for: UK: The shorter International Version was passed 18/X uncut for:
  • 2004 RNIB audio descriptive DVD
  • 1986 Warner VHS
  • 1980 cinema release

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com :

When The Shining was ready for the export, Kubrick used the chance to change the movie a bit. The whole plot around Jack's alcohol problems and his physical brawl with Danny was deleted as well as the takeover of Danny's imaginary friend. Kubrick said that Europeans were more smart than Americans and would not need the additional stuff to get used to the background of the story.
Shiny People

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47s 18 57:44s 1997 release by Dave Roberts
Shiri

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BBFC uncut 18 120:13s 1999 South Korea action film by Je-gyu Kang. With Suk-kyu Han, Min-sik Choi and Yunjin Kim. IMDb

The International Version was passed 18 uncut for:

  • 2004 Tartan R2 DVD
  • 2003 cinema release

There is also a Director's Cut that deletes the 53s of superfluous, if not nonsensical, scene

The Shiver of the Vampires

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  • Shiver of the Vampires
  • Le Frisson des Vampires
  • Sex and the Vampire
  • Strange Things Happen at Night
  • The Terror of the Vampires
  • Thrill of the Vampires
  • Vampire Thrills

Shiver Vampires DVD Sandra Julien
 

The Shiver of the Vampires is a 1971 France horror film by Jean Rollin.
With Sandra Julien, Jean-Marie Durand and Jacques Robiolles. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

A short version was released at UK cinemas but uncut on VHS and DVD. Uncut in the US

Summary Review: Visionary vampire film

A young honeymooning couple stop for the night at an ancient castle. Unbeknownst to them, the castle is home to a horde of vampires, who have their own plans for the couple.

No one makes movies like Jean Rollin, and this is his masterpiece. Like most of his visions it seems to be about innocence and corruption, the attraction Evil has to Good, (and vice versa,) and the discovery of beauty in the unlikeliest of places.

This movie is very sexy, very slow, very weird. The music, lighting, absurd dialogue, and slow pacing help create a more poetic and imagistic type of film than we're used to here in the go-go States.

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA R
MPAA

90:42s UK : Passed 18 uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

uncut
uncut
alternative
    There is also a version, Thrill of the Vampires. that includes 3 inserted sex scenes with body doubles adding semi hard extra bits.
BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut

X cert 71:31s
=68:39s
 
UK: A Very short version was passed X (18) without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1971 cinema release titled Sex and the Vampire
Shivers

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  Shivers DVD Paul Hampton  

Shivers is a 1975 Canada Sci-Fi horror by David Cronenberg.
Starring Paul Hampton, Joe Silver and Lynn Lowry. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Not cut by the BBFC or MPAA but there is an R rated cut version knocking around that last ended up on Arrow 2014 DVD and Blu-ray.

Promotional Material

Initially reviled in its native land (some critics took exception to the fact the film was largely funded by the Canadian taxpayer), Shivers is an intensely claustrophobic, subversive masterpiece and an essential entry in the oeuvre of one of the horror genre s most gifted auteurs. Some 40 years after its release, it still retains its power to shock.

Starliner Island is an idyllic community. Cut off from the rest of the world, the luxury apartment block affords its occupants the chance to escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city. But this isolation is to prove fatal when a new breed of parasite a combination of aphrodisiac and venereal disease which arouses sexual aggression in its hosts is let loose in the building, resulting in an orgy terror and mayhem.

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uncut
18 83:26s

 

UK: Passed 18 hopefully uncut for:
  • 2003 Prism R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2001 Metrodome R2 DVD
  • 1998 Polygram VHS
  • 1996 Arrow VHS
  • 1992 Video Gems VHS
  • 1975 cinema release

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

cut
pre-cut
~17s
No Cert

MPAA R
MPAA

~85:00s UK: BBFC details not yet published  for a pre-cut version for:

US: This seems to be the cut US R rated version, cut to avoid an X rating. See  article from  movie-censorship.com Cuts information

Thanks to GrindhouseDave and Jon who reported that the Arrow release is cut to violence in pivotal scenes. This seems to be a version pre-cut for violence to the tune of about 17s.

thanks to GrindhouseDave. See example cut scene 1 and  cut scene 2 from vine.co. Furthermore the cuts are made obvious by jolts on the soundtrack.

It seems that Cronenberg himself signed-off the pre-cut print without noticing the cuts. And Arrow didn't notice either at least before producing all the discs.

Arrow have made a statement on Facebook :

We are currently looking into this issue and hope to have an update very soon. Just to clarify, our release of Shivers contains a new restoration personally supervised and approved by Director David Cronenberg and which was produced by Tiff Cinematheque Quebec at Technicolor in 2013.

We are unsure as to the reasons why part of Shivers appears to have been shortened except that it doesn't appear to be the results of any conscious act of censorship, as many similar scenes would have been removed as well if that were the case. It may have been Cronenberg's decision to excise this material due to damage to the original materials used, but at this point that's only speculation on our part.

Unlike Zombie Flesh Eaters, this isn't the result of an authoring or encoding error, as there is nothing technically wrong with our disc. Unlike many of our releases, we weren't in any way involved with the restoration of this film, so we're having to direct our questions to those who oversaw it. Just to reiterate, we are making enquiries to all the parties involved and hope to have a definitive answer to this very soon.

Shock

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  • Beyond the Door II
uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

92:47s 1977 Italy horror by Mario Bava.
With Daria Nicolodi, John Steiner and David Colin Jr. IMDb

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC uncut 18 82:18s UK: The shortened version was passed 18 (X) without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1985 Stablecane VHS titled Shock
  • 1978 X rated cinema release titled Shock

Shortened with plot scenes deleted for brevity. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

Shock Corridor

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Shock Corridor is a 1963 USA mystery drama by Samuel Fuller.
Starring Peter Breck, Constance Towers and Gene Evans. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1963 and 1966 cinema release. Passed X by the GLC for London screenings in 1969. Passed 15 uncut for VHS and DVD. Uncut in the US

Summary Notes

Johnny Barrett, an ambitious journalist, is determined to win a Pulitzer Prize by solving a murder committed in a lunatic asylum and witnessed only by three inmates, from whom the police have been unable to extract the information. With the connivance of a psychiatrist, and the reluctant help of his girlfriend, he succeeds in having himself declared insane and sent to the asylum. There he slowly tracks down and interviews the witnesses - but things are stranger than they seem ...

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uncut
15 cert

GLC logo
X rated

MPAA
Unrated

95:56s UK: Passed 15 uncut for: UK: Passed X (16) by the GLC for screening in Greater London (except for Essex and Berkshire) for
  • 1969 cinema release

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

banned
banned
rejected   UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1966 cinema release
  • 1963 cinema release

From BBFC Case Study :

In his autobiography What the Censor Saw , former BBFC Secretary John Trevelyan stated that If mental illness is treated seriously, it can be entirely acceptable as material for a film, but if treated sensationally I would find it totally unacceptable.

On 2 October 1963, writer-director-producer Samuel Fuller's black and white crime thriller Shock Corridor was submitted to the BBFC for classification, and presented some familiar problems.

The BBFC Examiners notes described the film as a sensationalised picture of life in an American asylum , and one examiner noted that Shock Corridor shocked us . Their concerns included Cathy's profession and appearance as a stripper (although the latter aspect is described as being rather tame'); the incest references; the murder motive; a scene where Barrett encounters a ward full of 'nymphomaniacs ; a scene of electro-shock treatment; a nightmare sequence and a fight scene. Their report concluded We are satisfied that cutting would be impracticable and that a certificate should be refused.

The film was then referred to the BBFC's Secretary, John Trevelyan. He viewed the film with two Examiners and the BBFC's President, and they agreed that this film should not be passed . As well as the issues previously noted, they believed that the film presents a mental hospital in a light that would be considered objectionable in this country and that the film could not be cut to make it acceptable.

Trevelyan also had concerns about Cathy's strip-tease, the suggestion that a sane person could fake insanity to get committed to a mental hospital, the suggestion that committal to a mental hospital could turn a sane person insane and its potentially harmful effect on mentally disturbed viewers .

Trevelyan sent a rejection letter to the film's UK distributor, stating that The film portrays a picture of mental hospital life which is far removed from that in mental hospitals in this country, and which could well cause grave concern to people who have friends and relatives with mental illness.

Shocking Asia

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12:59s 18 74:28s 1975 Hong Kong/West German documentaryby Emerson Fox
Shogun Assassin

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  • Kosure Ookami: Sanzu no Kawa no Ubagurama
  • Kozure Ohkmi 2
  • Lone Wolf and Cub
  • Baby Cart at the River Styx

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Shogun Assassin is a 1980 Japan/US action film by Robert Houston.
With Tomisaburo Wakayama, Kayo Matsuo and Minoru Oki. BBFC link YouTube icon IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1981 cinema release. The pre-cert video was seized by the police during the video nasties moral panic but did not get listed as a video nasty. Passed 18 uncut by the BBFC since 1999. Uncut in the US.

Summary Review : A great film

A great samurai warrior served his Shogun honorably. The Shogun however grew paranoid and sought to destroy all those who might stand to oppose his rule. He sent his ninja spies to the samurai's home. The ninjas failed to kill the samurai, but did kill his beloved wife. From then on, the samurai swore to seek out the Shogun and avenge the death of his love. The samurai roams the countryside with his toddler son taking on mercenary work for money until the final battle with the Shogun's three Masters of Death.

Shogun Assassin is a great film. Much "controversy" has arisen over the years regarding this film having been cobbled together from two other films in the Lone Wolf series. I think that what has been achieved is an extremely entertaining, fast-paced piece of action. By eliminating non-essential story lines and including a voice over narration, the action moves at break neck speed. The amount of blood spilled is so over the top as to be cartoonish, which only adds to the uniqueness of the movie.

Shogun Assassin is actually an amalgam of two 1972 films titled Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance and Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx . The producer decided to join the best bits of these two films (using around 10 minutes of the first film as a pre-credits flashback sequence to introduce the characters).

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uncut
18

MPAA R

81:27s UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC cut
2s
18

X cert

81:00s UK:  The cut cinema version was passed 18 for:
  • 1992 Vipco VHS
UK: Passed X (18) after 2s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1981 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • The Vipco release is missing a short sequence early on just before the initial decapitation. In the US version, The Shogun lowers his head to reveal the baby wearing a circular mirror like a headlamp around his head (he is carrying the baby piggy-back), the mirror blinds his enemy allowing the Shogun to whack his head off.
  • Also the scene on the boat with the eye gouging is there in both versions, but is a second or so shorter in the Vipco release.
  banned
banned
Section 3 seizure 81:31s UK: Released on pre-cert video for:
  • 1981 Vipco VHS

The video got caught up in the video nasties panic . Copies were seized and the distributors were prosecuted. But the prosecution failed and the videos were returned. Shogun Assassin was never officially listed as a video nasty by the DPP.

Shootfighter: Fight to the Death

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uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

95:32s
=91:43s
1992 US action film by Patrick Allen. With  Bolo Yeung, Maryam d'Abo and William Zabka. IMDb

The MPAA Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut after BBFC cuts were waived for:

There is also US R rated version shorn of 40s of violence. See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

Review from UK Amazon : Great martial arts film

This is a great martial arts film. The main setting is the underground world of shootfigting, brutal cage fights with weapons where opponents fight to the death.

Entering this dangerous world are two good guys who are fighting for the money to keep their karate school from closing down. These guys have been trained by the world undefeated champion bolo yeung who is hard as nails. The two guys get in over their heads and one quits while the other chooses to carry on. The scene is set for a show down as bolo yeung and his disciple come to the rescue and fight with the bad guy from the karate kid movies.

This film takes all the good bits from your favourite martial arts films and turns them into a fresh faced exciting new film. It has light hearted moments and some supriseingly good acting. No martial arts film collection is complete without it my copy sit between Fist of fury and Out for justice. Five stars...

1:34s 18 90:00s The MPAA Unrated Version was cut by 1:34s for
  • 1993 New Age VHS

From pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

  • The sight of nunchukas was being routinely cut at the time of submission so 2 bouts where they are used have been curtailed
  • A fighter puncturing another fighters chest and ripping out his heart is missing
  • Another fighter's death is missing where his throat is cut, he spews out blood and crumples into a bloody heap on the floor
  • The fighter Shadow bites a large chunk of flesh from an opponent but this has been cut.
  • The brutal fight where Shingo beats Lee is missing kicks and blows to the head and Lee's arm being broken.
Shootfighter 2

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33s 18 86:31s 1998 release martial arts by Paul Ziller

33s pre-cut

Short Circuit 2

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2s PG Cert 105:48s 1988 US comedy by Kenneth Johnson

The BBFC cut the 2002 DVD by 2s: Cuts required to remove two uses of strong language for PG in accordance with the BBFC policy of not classifying two video versions of the same work in different categories.

The nunchaku shot was restored for the 2002 DVD release though the swearing remained cut.

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

6s PG Cert 105:48s The cinema version was further cut by 1s for the 1989 RCA/Columbia video and the 1995 VCI video

From cuts details on IMDb :

VHS versions were cut by the BBFC

  • to remove a shot of man holding nunchakus
  • to edit 2 uses of the word 'fucking' for a PG certificate (though some debate remains as to whether the swearing may have been misheard by mistake).
5s PG Cert 110:09s Cuts of 5s were made to the 1988 cinema release
Shout at the Devil

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Shout at the Devil is a 1976 UK action adventure by Peter R Hunt.
With Lee Marvin, Roger Moore and Barbara Parkins. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
The Original 143 minute version suffered BBFC category cuts for an A rated 1976 cinema release. Several shortened variants were released on home video shorn by about 30 minutes. The Original Version was released uncut in the US in 2013 and in the UK in 2015. Now 15 rated.

Promotional Material

Set in East Africa in 1913 this big budget production depicts the world of colonial intrigues between Germany and England before the First World War. A British aristocrat (Roger Moore) and a whiskey guzzling American entrepreneur (Lee Marvin) team up together in East Africa for action and intrigue under the watchful eyes of a German Commissioner. As they set off to destroy a German battle-cruiser awaiting repairs just off Zanzibar, the two adventurers encounter man-eating crocodiles, air and sea battles, big game hunting, natives on the rampage and a ticking time-bomb for good measure. A true full-blooded Boy s Own adventuring starring two great actors at the top of their form and with screenplay by the great Wilbur Smith plus an acclaimed soundtrack by Maurice Jarre, and directed by Bond veteran Peter R. Hunt, (Goldfinger, Dr No).
uncut
Original Version
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

~149:00s
=~143:00s
UK: assed 15 uncut for strong bloody injury for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated rated for:

BBFC uncut

cut
shortened

15 cert 114:45s UK: A shortened version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2007 Showbox R2 DVD
  • 2003 Prism R2 DVD
  • 2002 Metrodome R2 DVD
  • 1998 Wideappeal VHS
  • 1998 Soveriegn VHS
  • 1986 Medusa VHS
BBFC cut
cut
A cert 164:15s
=157:41s
UK: The Original Version was passed A (PG) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1976 cinema release

Negligible cuts in terms of time. 15 minutes longer than noted on IMDb, presumably there was an intermission included in the running time.

Showdown

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6s 18 94:02s 1993 US action film by Robert Radler. With Billy Blanks, Kenn Scott and Christine Taylor. IMDb .

Rated 18 after 6s of BBFC cuts for:

  • 2008 DVD Digital R0 DVD
  • 2000 Prism R2 DVD
  • 1994 Imperial VHS

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com :

  • Missing sight of fidgeting henchman twirling his butterfly kniife
  • Missing site of butterfly knife as bad guy descends stairs and again as he walks towards the camera at the bottom of the stairs

There is a cut US PG-13 version to avoid

Showdown in Little Tokyo

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Showdown in Little Tokyo is a 1991 USA action crime comedy by Mark L Lester.
Starring Dolph Lundgren, Brandon Lee and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1982 VHS and 2001 DVD. In the US the R rated version is cut. Mainland European versions are uncut.

Summary Notes

Detective Chris Kenner was orphaned as a child as his father was in the service and was killed and lived in Japan. Now he is on the trail of ruthless Yakuza leader named Yoshido, who helped establish a small Japanese area in Los Angeles and is now running a drug ring disguised as a brewery. However, Kenner must team up with a Japanese-American detective named Johnny Murata, and he also must protect a witness named Minako who would testify against Yoshido. But what Kenner will soon discover that he will be in a lot more than what he bargained for.

BBFC cut
9s
18 75:13s UK: The Unrated version was passed 18 after 9s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2001 Warner R2 DVD
  • 1992 Warner VHS

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

  • Three short cuts to a scene set in a Japanese restaurant.
  • Firstly Sato's thug twirls a Butterfly Knife menacing the staff.
  • Secondly the knife is seen as Kenner (Dolph Lundgren) disarms the thug and twirls the knife himself.
  • Thirdly Kenner refuses to put the knife away whilst speaking with Murata.
mpaa cut
13s
MPAA R   US: The R rated version (released on VHS, Laserdisc and DVD) is cut by 13s for an MPAA R rating.

The US cuts were:

  • The party in the pool lost a shot of an Oriental man walking with a topless woman
  • Several shots of Yoshida caressing Angel before chopping her head are deleted
  • The exact chopping of Angel's head is shown in two different angles, but only one in the R version.
  • When the coroner opens the body bag, in the unrated version we get to enjoy two shots completely of Angel's separated head, but the R has only one intact.
  • When Kenner stabs the fat guy under water, one brief shot of Kenner twisting the knife in the stomach while blood pours out, is removed. The cut FI-version is based on the full, unrated uncut version, so it features almost all material cut from it!
Showgirls

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Showgirls is a 1995 France/USA drama by Paul Verhoeven.
With Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle MacLachlan and Gina Gershon. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
The US NC-17 rated version is uncut. The BBFC cut the cinema release and made further cuts for VHS and DVD. There is also a cut US R rated version.

Summary Review : A Cult Classic

Showgirls is an excellent cult film. Its filled with terrible dialogue delivered by actors in performances that they'd surely rather forget. Paul Verhoeven - usually a top notch director - fails spectacularly with his fourteenth film and the script by Joe Eszterhas is laughable.

It stars Elizabeth Berkley as Nomi Malone (She's alone in the world, get the joke?), an ambitious young woman who has dreams of becoming a famous dancer in Las Vegas. Berkley's performance is something else. She smiles, she pouts, she shouts, she screams, she gyrates, she vomits, and often all of the above in the same scene.

But you will never be more entertained in your life. It is hilarious, outrageous, ridiculous, completely unrealistic, shallow, stupid and ultimately a misunderstood masterpiece of everyone involved in the production doing everything wrong in perfect synchronicity.

A great piece of trash.
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uncut
MPAA
NC-17
~131:00s
=~126:00s
Netherlands: Uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA NC-17 rated for:

mpaa cut
81s
MPAA R
MPAA
  US: Cut by 81s for an R rated version.

From cuts details on IMDb :

  • Edits to the pool scene
  • Removed Molly's punch in the face
  • Removed some of Molly's rape
  • Removed much of Nomi's lap dance.
BBFC cut
17s
18 125:25s UK: Passed 18 after a further 4s of BBFC cuts now totalling 17s for:
  • 2003 Pathe R2 DVD
  • 2000 Pathe VHS
  • 1997 Guild VHS

Cuts justified by the BBFC as follows:

More problematic was Showgirls, an expose of the seamy side of Las Vegas, with a prurient emphasis on exploitative nudity, which was not only the subject of the film but its main selling point. In such a context, the sadistic gang rape of the only wholly sympathetic character in the film seemed unnecessarily extended and sensationalised. The rape was trimmed for cinema, and trimmed further for video, since the price of the rape could be adequately conveyed by the sight of the battered and bleeding victim.

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com. The cuts are all in the scene where Carver and friends rape Molly as mentioned above:

  1. Carver slapping and punching Molly just before we see Molly being pushed back on the bed.
  2. Carver slapping Molly's rear, then a second man starting to rape her
  3. Then shots of Carver and 2 friends abusing Molly
  4. A final shot of Molly grimacing from the continuing torment.
BBFC cut
13s
18 131:11s
=125:56s
UK: Passed 18 after 13s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1995 cinema release
Shrek 2

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cut
< 1s
U cert 88:34s
2004 US children's film by Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury & Conrad Vernon
 
The BBFC suggested the cut for the 2004 cinema release and 2004 Universal DVD/Blu-ray : During post-production, the distributor sought and was given advice on how to secure a U classification. As a result of this advice, sight of a headbutt by Princess Fiona was removed prior to submission. The submitted work was passed U without cuts.
 
From the BBFC Annual Report 2004:
 
On BBFC advice the distributors removed a vigorous headbutt delivered by Princess Fiona to the smarmy Prince Charming as a reward for a plot to make her fall for him and desert Shrek. This was no mild bump, but a fighting technique in full close-up, arguably made worse by the fact that the recipient is the focus of all eyes as Prince Charming and the audience are expecting a romantic kiss.
 
See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com
 
The uncut region 1 DVD is available via UK Amazon
The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon
Shrooms

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uncut
18 87:35s 2007 Ireland/Denmark/UK by Paddy Breathnach

The Extended version was passed 18 uncut for the 2008 Sony DVD/Blu-ray

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

The uncut region 2 DVD is available at UK Amazon
The uncut UK Blu-ray is available at UK Amazon

Review from UK Amazon : Not especially scary

If I deeply analysed this film I could probably highlight more flaws than good points but at its heart Shrooms is enjoyable, deserves credit for endeavouring to put a new(ish) slant on a well trodden genre, locations and acting are good and it has a very good ending.

This is one of those films that may well be viewed more favourably the second time around as I did spend some of the film wondering whether or not I liked it which is never a good thing; but it gets better as it goes on, intensifies in the second half of the film and for me ended on a strong note.

The violent scenes are almost solely viewed via the hazy drug induced hallucinations of one of the cast, not always effectively it must be added and in a lot of ways it is difficult to see why this was rated as an 18 cert. Presumably this was on the basis of the drug taking premise of the film. Not an awful amount of gore is seen, it is quite understated maybe a tad too much; there are some incidences of misplaced humour inserted as well and it has to be said Shrooms is not especially scary.

BBFC uncut 18 80:43s The BBFC passed the Theatrical Version 18 uncut for the 2007 cinema release and subsequent Buena Vista DVD
Shuddh Desi Romance Shuddh Desi Romance is a 2013 India comedy romance by Maneesh Sharma.
With Sushant Singh Rajput, Parineeti Chopra and Rishi Kapoor. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for a 12/12A rating

Summary Notes

A story about the hair-raising minefield between love, attraction and commitment.

BBFC cut
category cuts
13:38s
12 126:20s UK: Passed 12A/12 for moderate sex after 13:38s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2013 Yash Raj Films International video
  • 2013 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

  • The distributor chose to remove uses of strong language ('bhainchod') in order to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available to the distributor.
Shuten Doji: The Star Hand Kid: Chapter 1: Hyoki

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40s 18 48:25s 1997 release horror by Junji Nishimura
The Sicilian

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  • Der Sizilianer
The Sicilian is a 1987 USA action crime drama by Michael Cimino.
Starring Christopher Lambert, Terence Stamp and Joss Ackland. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Available as a Director's Cut and a shortened US Version.

Summary Notes

Giuliano robs from the rich conservative landowners to give to the poor, serf-like peasants, who in turn hail him as their savior. As his popularity grows, so does his ego, and he eventually thinks he is above the power of his backer, Mafia Don Masino Croce. The Don, in turn, sets out to kill the upstart by convincing his cousin and closest advisor Pissciota to assassinate him

BBFC uncut
Director's Cut
15 140:05s

UK: The Director's Cut was passed 15 uncut for moderate sex and violence for:
  • 2002 Momentum R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2000 Universal video
  • 1988 cinema release

US: The Director's Cut is MPAA R rated for:

cut
Shortened
US Version
18 109:59s

 
UK: The US Version was passed 18 uncut for:
  • 1989 CBS/Fox VHS
The Sicilian Clan

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  • Le clan des Siciliens

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The Sicilian Clan is a 1969 France / USA crime drama by Henri Verneuil.
Starring Jean Gabin, Alain Delon and Lino Ventura. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A' rated cinema release. Uncut and 15 rated on home video. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

A young, ambitious mobster plans an elaborate diamond heist while seducing the daughter of a ruthless mob patriarch as a determined police commissioner closes in on all of them.

BBFC uncut
uncut
15

MPAA
Unrated

113:27s
UK: Passed 15 uncut for sexual nudity for:
  • 2007 Twentieth Century Fox R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1987 CBS/Fox VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC cut
category cuts
A submitted
118:33s
=113:48s
UK: A dubbed version was passed A (PG) after category cuts for:
  • 1970 cinema release
The Sicilians

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BBFC uncut PG cert 63:20s 1963 UK crime thriller by Ernest Morris With Robert Hutton and Reginald Marsh. IMDb

An unknown short version was passed PG for:

  • 2011 renown R0 DVD
BBFC
cut
old cert U   Passed U after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1964 cinema release

The submitted running time was noted as 69:31s = 66:44s PAL

Sick: The Life & Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist

  Sick Life Death Flanagan Supermasochist

See trailer from youtube.com

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uncut
18 89:32s Sick: The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist is a 1997 US documentary by Kirby Dick
With Bob Flanagan, Sheree Rose and Kathe Burkhart. IMDb

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sexual content and very strong language with previous cuts waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated For:

The BBFC commented:

The BBFC took the view that, in the light of the publication of new Guidelines in 2009 and the recent legal clarification of the 'harm test', the risk of harm identified with regard to this work could no longer be considered such as to provide a sound basis for intervention.

Summary Review: A perplexing film

It takes a certain kind of brave and twisted person to turn his life and body into an S & M performance piece. Bob Flanagan is both sick and brilliant. Flanagan survived cystic fibrosis until the age of forty-two - a very long time. He attributes this to constantly inflicting pain on himself relentlessly over the years.

His dominatrix partner Sheree, helps him with is goals. The various scenes are sometimes spliced with dark humor and other times simply shown in their bleak gruesomeness. There is nothing that Bob and Sheree have not done to him to inflict pain in the most disgusting ways possible. It's an entirely different world and it takes a strong stomach to watch. This is a perplexing film.

BBFC
3:42s
18 85:51s UK: Passed 18 after 3:42s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2001 BFI R2 DVD

The BBFC commented:

Cuts required to two scenes showing strong sado-masochistic activity (asphyxiation, the piercing of the skin of the penis, the insertion of a large metal ball into the rectum, the hammering of a nail through the tip of the penis) which would be highly dangerous if copied and which are likely to encourage imitation in viewers with an existing interest in sado-masochistic activity.

Sidekicks

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4:38s PG Cert 92:03s 1992 US action film by Aaron Norris
Siege

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20s 15 cert 49:21s 1997 release by Unknown
Siege Lord 2

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  • Siege Lord II
  • September 11 1683
  • Battle of Vienna
Siege Lord 2 is a 2012 Italy/Poland historical adventure by Renzo Martinelli.
With F. Murray Abraham, Enrico Lo Verso, Alicja Bachleda. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 2013 video

BBFC cut
32s
15 114:07s
 
UK: Passed 15 for strong bloody violence after 32s of BBFC cuts for:

The BBFC commented:

Compulsory cuts were made to remove sight of animal cruelty, in this case a series of horse falls.

The Silence

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Silence DVD Ingrid Thulin

uncut
uncut
15 cert 91:05s

 

1963 Sweden drama by Ingmar Bergman

The film was passed 15 uncut for the 1999 Tartan Video

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

~35s X cert   The BBFC cut the 1964s cinema release by around 35s

The submitted running time was noted as 94:39s = 90:52s

Silent Assassins

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Silent Assassins DVD SAM JONES

Silent Assassins is a 1988 USA action film by Doo-yong Lee (as Lee Doo Yong) and Scott Thomas.
Starring Sam J Jones, Linda Blair and Jun Chong. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1988 VHS but the cuts were waived for 2003 DVD.

Summary Notes

The evil criminal leader Kendrick has kidnapped an elderly biochemist who holds the secret to creating a biological superweapon. The only person who can possibly stop Kendrick and his gang is L. A. cop Sam Kettle and martial arts master Jun Kim (uncle of a little girl also kidnapped by Kendrick). Together, they go to war against an army of ninjas to rescue the hostages and bring their kidnappers to justice.

BBFC uncut
uncut
18 88:02s

UK: Passed 18 uncut with previous cuts waived for:
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
1:18s
18 86:43s

submitted
88:02s
UK: Passed 18 after 1:18s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1988 Medusa Communications VHS

The BBFC cuts were:

  • Nunchaku were cut from the film itself as well as the front cover.
  • The film also lost over a minute of graphic violence including hand severings and a dismemberment.
Silent Flute

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Silent Flute DVD

uncut 15 cert 95:43s 1978 US martial arts film by Richard Moore

Cuts waived when passed uncut in 2008 complete with a 15 certificate

The uncut region 2 DVD is available at UK Amazon

Review from IMDb : Engrossing

"Circle of Iron" is a movie that looks beyond the action of martial arts into the mystique and philosophy associated with it. It was originally intended to be made by Bruce Lee, but he died before it could be brought to the screen, so David Carradine steps in to fill the role.

How well the movie accomplishes it's goal depends on how seriously you take eastern philosophies. It's all too easy to watch a few minutes of it and dismiss it as some weird barbarian movie with lots of karate. It is decidedly low budget.

However, if you watch the movie and *listen* to what it's trying to tell, it's extremely engrossing, as it addresses questions and concepts that all of us wonder about at some time or another.

The man making the journey in this movie, "Cord," is acceptable, if a rather generic role. David Carradine plays several roles, but his most striking is that of an eerie blind man who fights off his opponents with a hollow staff that whistles as he twirls it.

51s 18 91:47s The Missing in Action release of 1988 was cut by 51s with an 18 certificate

From IMDb :

UK cinema and 1988 video versions were cut by 51 secs by the BBFC to remove footage of fighting staff, a throwing star and a shot of a cow receiving a karate blow to its neck.

51s AA certificate   The cinema release of 1978 was cut as per the Missing in Action video
Silent Lies

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Silent Lies is a 1996 USA drama by Peter Kiwitt.
Starring Elizabeth Anne Allen, Michael Harris and Cedrick Terrell. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an 18 rated 1997 VHS release.

Summary Notes

Where can I watch this movie really wanna watch it?

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
3:34s
18 84:31s

submitted
88:03s
UK: Passed 18 after 3:34s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1997 First Independent Films [Some substitution] VHS

The BBFC cuts were:

  • At 24 minutes: After blonde young woman settles to sleep in bed holding book, remove entire dream sequence with distorted images if a child bound, gagged and struggling, resuming on shot of bedroom through open window.
  • at 28 minutes: As youn woman with ponytail is seen over background of cheerleaders, remove voice-over to eliminate the following dialogue between father and little girl:
    • Don't you Love me? Do you see that? I bet it tastes like a popsicle. Go ahead, honey.
    • I don't want to (child's voice).
    • Then just touch it
    • Like this? (images of sports game and crowd may remain)
  • at 53 minutes: As camera pans down to reveal blonde woman lying on bed staring upwards, remove voice-over of man talking to child as follows: "Only grown-up girls can play with their daddies like this", "It feels funny" "I can tickle you with my finger...is that funny?" Yes?", " Tickle, tickle, tickle...That's how grown-ups say I love you", "That's silly", "Silly willy", "Silly willy billy", "Ow!" "That's my big girl", "It hurts", "Being a big strong brave girl for her daddy - big string brave girl", resuming on shot of door.
  • at 55 minutes: After man finishes undressing and prepares to climb naked into bed with young blonde woman (his daughter), remove all shots of rape, resuming on framed photograph of mother and two children, and removing rape shot that follows.
  • at 63 minutes: When father attacks daughter and knocks her to the floor, remove all shots of him forcing his hand between her legs, resuming on him leaning over to say, "My little valedictorian was playing hooky".
Silent Madness

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  • Beautiful Screamers
  • The Nightkillers
  • The Omega Factor
BBFC
1:34s
18 87:22s 1984 US slasher by Simon Nuchtern
With Belinda Montgomery, Viveca Lindfors and Solly Marx. IMDb

Passed 18 after 1:34s of BBFC cuts for:

  • 2002 Pegasus R2 DVD
  • 1987 Avatar VHS

From cuts details on IMDb :

  • When the woman's head is crushed in a vice, all close-ups are removed, along with all shots of blood.
  • The sight of a dart embedded between a woman's breasts is taken out.
  • Sexual dialogue about a syringe being twisted in a female doctor's buttocks is cut ("And when her pants are down...you get my drift, pal?").
  • Shots of a deep gash in a woman's back and blood/gore on the weapon are removed.
  • We do not see the electric prod superimposed over a female victim's face.
  • The sequence in which a drill penetrates a man's skull is largely edited out.
  • The scene of the doctor being chased through the air vent is shortened, with shots of spinning blades removed.
Silent Night, Deadly Night

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Silent Night, Deadly Night is a 1984 US horror by Charles E. Sellier Jr.
With Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick and Toni Nero. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Not released in the UK until the uncut 18 rated 2009 DVD. Cut in the US for an R rating but released uncut on home video.

Summary notes

After his parents are murdered, a young tormented teenager goes on a murderous rampage dressed as Santa, due to his stay at an orphanage where he was abused by the Mother Superior.

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

81:21s UK: The Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Note that the US cuts for an R rating were restored by splicing the cut material into the Theatrical Versions. There are reports that colouring does not quite match and the inserted scenes are noticeably different.

mpaa cut
cut
MPAA R
MPAA
~79:00s
=~75:00s
US: The US Theatrical Version was cut for an R Rating

From IMDb: Parent Picket

The release of this film was picketed in the US by angry parents who were not happy to see Santa Claus depicted as an axe murderer. As a result, box office sales plummeted and the film was shelved for another year where it saw new light in an uncut video form.

Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2

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Silent Night Deadly Eric Freeman

Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 is a 1987 USA comedy drama horror thriller by Lee Harry.
With Eric Freeman, James Newman and Elizabeth Kaitan. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut for an MPAA R rating. This was banned by the BBFC for 1987 cinema release. The film hasn't been released since in the UK.

Summary Review: Dumbed Down

Ricky, the brother of the killer in the first film, talks to a psychitrist about how he became a brutal killer after his brother died, leading back to Mother Superior.

The murders are dumbed down a bit compared with the first part.

The acting, sets, cinematography, and even the special effects are mostly amateurish, and even laughable.

mpaa cut
cut

best available
best
available

MPAA R
MPAA 
~88:00s US: Cut and MPAA R rated for:

See article from dvdcompare.net : A few frames of gore (including a bit of liver popping out during the umbrella scene) were cut from the film to obtain an R rating, and have never been reinstated.

banned
banned
rejected 88:33s UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1987 cinema release
Silent Rage

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Silent RAge DVD cover

See video from youtube.com
 

Uncut version is available at:
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
uncut
uncut
MPAA R
MPAA
~103:00s
~99:00s
1982 US action film by Michael Miller. With Chuck Norris, Ron Silver and Steven Keats . IMDb

The US release is uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

Summary Review: Modest

A straightforward cop vs unstoppable killer storyline was presented in a modest way without the unbelievable twists that one may expect.

It went on to be a commercial success on first release but it is unlikely to stand the test of time.

BBFC
41s
18 95:35s Passed 18 after 41s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2000 MIA R2 DVD
  • 1993 MIA VHS
  • 1986 RCA/Columbia VHS

From cuts details on IMDb . Scenes of violence were cut:

  • John Kirby's axe blow to a man's head has been deleted
  • The next killing, this time of a woman is missing two shots of Kirby with a vicious looking knife
  • Kirby's killing of Nancy Halman is missing the bloody aftermath as she slumps to the floor leaving a blood trail on the wall.
  • The discovery of the corpse of Dr Vaughn with a syringe in his neck has less views of the body.
BBFC uncut X cert 100:23s
=96:22s
Passed X (18) uncut for:
  • 1982 cinema release
Silent Tongue

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  • Le gardien des esprits
BBFC uncut 12 cert 97:14s 1994 France/Netherlands/UK/USA

The BBFC passed the 2007 Optimum DVD 12 without cuts

BBFC uncut 12 cert 97:25s The BBFC passed the 1994 cinema release and 1995 EIV video 12 without cuts and noted it as a Re-edited Version
Silk

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5s 18 79:22s 1986 US/Philippines cop film by Cirio H. Santiago.
With Cec Verrell, Bill McLaughlin and Joe Mari Avellana. IMDb

Passed 18 after 5s of BBFC cuts for:

  • 1986 Medusa VHS

Note that there is cut US R Rated Version. It is not clear where the uncut version or else the R Rated Version was submitted to the BBFC

Sillunu Oru Kadhal       2006 India romance by N Krishna.
With Surya Sivakumar, Jyothika and Bhoomika Chawla. IMDb

See Chillunu Oru Kadhal

The Simpsons: Simpson & Delilah

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15s U cert 22:09s 1992 US animation by Rich Moore

Cut in 2002. The BBFC justified their cut of the DVD commentary track as follows:

To obtain this category, compulsory cuts of 0m 15s were required, some or all of these cuts were substitutions. A cut was required to sexual references in order to keep work in line with previous 'U' category. Reclassification policy does not permit two differently rated versions of works passed after July 94.

Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas

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Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas DVD

12s U cert 81:46s 2003 US cartoon by Patrick Gilmore & Tim Johnson

The 2003 cinema version and subsequent DVDs in 2003 and 2004 are all the same version cut by 12s. Cut required for U to remove head butt

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

Sinbad of the Seven Seas

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  • Sinbad

Sinbad Seven Seas Blu ray Ferrigno

Sinbad of the Seven Seas is a 1989 Italy / USA fantasy adventure by Enzo G Castellari and Luigi Cozzi (uncredited).
Starring Lou Ferrigno, John Steiner and Roland Wybenga. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for U rated 1990 VHS. Uncut and 12 rated for 2016 DVD/Blu-ray

Summary Notes

Fantasy tale based on the tale of the legendary sailor. Here Sinbad must recover five magical stones to free the city of Basra from the evil spell cast by a wizard. His journey takes him to the isle of the Amazons where the queen tries to capture him, to a battle with ghost warriors on the isle of the dead, and ultimately to a battle with his own double.

BBFC uncut
uncut
12 94:38s
=
90:51s
UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate gore, fantasy violence for:
BBFC cut
category cuts
7s
PG 89:24s

submitted
89:31s
UK: Passed PG after 7s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1990 Pathe VHS
The Sin 1979 USA drama by Marvin J Chomsky

See Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff

Sin City

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Sin City is a 2005 USA crime thriller by Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez...
Starring Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen and Bruce Willis. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Not cut in the US or UK. There exists a Theatrical Version and Re-cut Version

Summary Notes

Four tales of crime adapted from Frank Miller's popular comics, focusing around a muscular brute who's looking for the person responsible for the death of his beloved Goldie, a man fed up with Sin City's corrupt law enforcement who takes the law into his own hands after a horrible mistake, a cop who risks his life to protect a girl from a deformed pedophile, and a hitman looking to make a little cash.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~147:00s
=~141:00s
UK: BBFC details not yet published for the Re-cut Version for:
  • 2014 Lions Gate [Theatrical + Re-cut Version] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon

US: The Re-cut Version is MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2011 LIONSGATE [Theatrical + Re-cut Version] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon

From IMDb:

The four story lines were separated into individual short films, with about seven minutes of additional footage added, marketed as approximately 25, but about thirteen of those minutes are credits added to each story and five come from marketing exaggeration.

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA R
MPAA

118:55s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence for:
  • 2014 Lions Gate [Theatrical + Re-cut Version] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2014 Lions Gate R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2005 Buena Vista Home Entertainment Video
  • 2005 cinema release
The Sinful Bed

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  • Das sndige Bett

Euro-Sex Comedy Collection DVD

cut X cert   1973 West Germany sex comedy by Ralf Gregan

The BBFC cut the 1974 cinema release

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

See review from IMDb : Worth digging out

Back when i was a teen I remember seeing a movie called Sinful Bed . Basically it was a story in the perspective of the bed, and all the people who had the pleasure of using it. Starting before WWI and continuing to what was then present day (1972).

It was definitely an interesting film, and I'm surprised more people haven't seen it ye should check it out. It has to have been fifteen years since I saw this film and it has stuck with me all this time. I have vivid recollections of the plot and various scenarios within the film. From the opening credits to the films close. It may have been mildly pornographic (which was probably why we rented it in the first place). But had more story, and held your interest better than your average Baby Blue flick. It's worth digging out.

The Sinful Dwarf

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  • Dværgen

Sinful Dwarf Blu ray Torben Bille

The Sinful Dwarf is a 1973 Denmark erotic horror film by Vidal Raski
With Torben Bille, Anne Sparrow and Tony Eades. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Exists as a hardcore version and a softcore version.

Summary Review: Dwarfsploitation

Olaf and his mother run a boarding house and a white slavery ring. They also smuggle heroin to keep the addict girls happy so they do not try and escape. A young couple move into the house and the evil landlords take a liking to the female.

The film comes equipped with extended soft core sex scenes and other totally bizarre elements that will keep you off balance.

But what really makes this film unbelievably creepy is the explosive acting from the undersized Danish actor, Torben Billie. Not only does he have an uncanny resemblance to the goofy Jack Black, he plays this particular role with unsettling precision.

Only recommended to the most sinfully warped and depraved of viewers. You know who you are.

uncut
XXX Version
MPAA
Unrated
~96:00s Denmark: The XXX Version is uncut for:

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

From IMDb:

  • The Hardcore XXX version runs 96 minutes, four minutes longer than the Unrated Edition, and contains more explicit sex scenes and additional footage of Mary being violated.
uncut
Softcore Version
18 92:20s UK: The Softcore Version was passed 18 for sexual violence without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2012 Revelation Films Harry Novak Collection Vol 3 R2 DVD

The BBFC doesn't note any 'real sex' so this is presumably the softcore version.

Singam BBFC uncut 15 cert 153:44s 2010 India drama (Ayngaran)

A longer version was passed 15 without cuts for:

  • 2010 Ayngaran DVD
BBFC uncut 12A cert 143:14s A shorter  version was passed 12A without cuts for:
  • 2010 cinema release
Singam II Singam II  is a 2013 India action film by Hari.
With Suriya, Anushka Shetty and Hansika Motwani. IMDb

Summary Notes

Duraisingam (Suriya) has gone undercover and is working as an NCC officer in a school in Thuthukoodi. He feels something fishy is happening in the seas around the coastal town. Bad guys join hands with an international drug dealer Danny (Danny Sapani) to flood the market with brown sugar. How our one-man army defeats the evil forces is what the rest of the film is about.

BBFC cut
category cuts
57s
12A 165:57s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence and infrequent strong language after 57s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2013 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

A number of cuts were made to scenes of strong bloody violence in order to achieve a 12A classification. These included sight of a man being repeatedly stabbed in the belly, several scenes where there was close-up dwelling of blood spurting out when people were shot, and slow-motion focus on blood gushing from a man's mouth during a fight. An uncut 15 classification was available to the distributor.

Sinner's Blood

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  • Hard Riders
BBFC
2:21s
18 76:47s 1969 US drama by Neil Douglas .
With Stephen Jacques, Nanci Sheldon and Cristy Beal. IMDb

Passed 18 after 2:21s of BBFC cuts for:

  • 1987 Xtasy VHS
Sister Emanuelle

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  • Suor Emanuelle

SISTER EMANUELLE Laura Gemser Laura

cut X cert 92:40s 1977 Italy sex drama by Giuseppe Vari

The BBFC cut the 1979 cinema release

The US version omits hardcore scenes that are present in Italian and Scandinavian versions.

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com :

The hardcore version features minimal hardcore elements of:

  • Monica's oral intercourse with the conductor
  • The (rather short) insertion of a penis during the dream sequence between Emanuelle and Rene.

Otherwise there is alternative material and longer sofcore scenes for:

  • The love scene between Monica and her stepmother
  • A somewhat longer shot of Monica and Emanuelle playing around after Emanuelle has tied her up in the barn

See also cuts details from dvdcompare.net

A few shots are missing from the US disk during the scene in the barn near the end, and after Emanuelle ties up Monika, she fondles and teases her a little (lasting about 10 seconds) before bringing out Gabriel Tinti. On this disc, there is an awkward jump from Emanuelle tying her up to going to retrieve Tinti, completely omitting the teasing bit.

The uncut region 2 DVD is available via UK Amazon

Sister Street Fighter

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  • Onna hissatsu ken
  • Jo hissatsu ken
  • Nyô hissatsu ken
  • Woman Certain Kill Fist
  • Female Fighting Fist in Danger

Sister Street Fighter

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
  Sister Street Fighter is a 1974 Japanese film by Kazuhiko Yamaguchi.
With Etsuko Shihomi, Emi Hayakawa and Sanae Ôhori. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

US: The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Summary Review: Good albeit flawed

Lee Long is a martial-arts champion who the police use as an undercover agent to infiltrate a drug ring responsible for importing heroin from Japan to Hong Kong. When he is identified and imprisoned, the police pressure his sister, Tina Long, to help them locate and free him.

This delivers the goods when it comes to fight scenes, 1970s style exploitation thrills, chase and action sequences and best of all, it takes a surprisingly cool stylish approach, like something out of a comic book splash page, when it comes to introducing its characters.

Where this falters is its mistaken over-reliance on wire stunts for the climactic showdown at the end. All in all, this is a good albeit flawed effort.

cut
total
7:49s

BBFC cut
3:41s

MPAA
4:08s

18 73:17s UK: The cut R rated version was passed 18 after 3:41s of further BBFC cuts for:
  • 1986 Stabelcane VHS

The BBFC cuts included:

  • The BBFC took exception to many nunchaku sightings
  • also to some ear claps
  • amongst others

The US R Rated version was shortened and cut for violence by about 4:08s. See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

Sisters

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  • The Nest
Sisters is a 2015 USA comedy by Jason Moore.
Starring Amy Poehler, John Leguizamo and Tina Fey. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Unrated Version.

Summary Notes

Two sisters decide to throw one last house party before their parents sell their family home.

BBFC uncut
Extended Version
15

MPAA
Unrated

117:14s
UK:  The Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for very strong language, strong sex references, drug use for:
  • 2016 Universal UK RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 25th April 2016
  • 2016 Universal UK R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 25th April 2016

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

The Extended Version will probably be released in the UK too. A commentary track for this version has been passed by the BBFC.

See  pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com . The Extended Version contains 4:34s of additional material bit nothing beyond a couple of dirty jokes that has bearing on the ratings.

uncut
Theatrical Version
15

MPAA R

112:48s   UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for very strong language, strong sex references, drug use for:
  • 2015 cinema release

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

Sisters

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  • Blood Sisters

Sisters Dual Format DVD Blu ray

Blood Sisters is a 1973 USA horror thriller by Brian De Palma.
With Margot Kidder, Jennifer Salt and Charles Durning. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1973 cinema release, then uncut for home video. Uncut in the US

Summary Notes

The Staten Island apartment of lovely model Danielle becomes the scene of a grisly murder that is witnessed by her neighbor, Grace, a reporter. But the police don't believe her story, so it's up to Grace to solve the murder mystery on her own.

uncut
uncut
15 cert

18

MPAA R
MPAA

88:23s UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence for:
  • 2014 Arrow Video RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon
  • 2005 Pathe R2 DVD
UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 1986 Channel 5 VHS titled Sisters

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

BBFC cut
cut
X cert   UK: Passed X after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1973 cinema release titled Sisters
  • 1973 cinema release titled Blood Sisters
From IMDb:
  • cuts were made by the BBFC to edit the violent stabbing of Phillip Woode
The Sitter

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uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

83:28s The Sitter is a 2011 US comedy by David Gordon Green.
With Jonah Hill, Ari Graynor and Sam Rockwell. YouTube icon IMDb

UK: The Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language and sex references for:

  • 2012 20th Century Fox [Extended + Theatrical] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2012 20th Century Fox Totally Irresponsible Edition R2 DVD at UK Amazon

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com . The additional material includes a short sex scene and more explicit language, but if the producers had really wanted it added it would have been fine in an R Rated film.

BBFC uncut 15 cert

MPAA R
MPAA

77:52s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2012 20th Century Fox [Extended + Theatrical] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2011 cinema release
Sivaji: The Boss
  • Sivaji
BBFC
49s

cut
shortened 3D

15 cert 155:02s Sivaji is a 2007 India action romance by S. Shankar.
With Rajnikanth, Shriya Saran and Suman. IMDb

A shortened 3D version was passed 15 for moderated violence after 49s of BBFC cuts for:

  • 2013 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

  • Distributor chose to remove sight of a violent stabbing and subsequent bloody detail, and sight of a restrained man being kicked in the head, in order to achieve a 12A rating. An uncut 15 rating was available.

uncut
uncut
18 180:27s UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence and dangerous use of a firework for:
  • 2007 Ayngaran Video
BBFC
13s
12A cert 182:14s
=174:57s
UK: Passed 12 after 13s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2007 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

  • Distributor chose to remove a scene showing the hero of the film throwing a firework into his mouth, lighting it and then spitting it out at somebody else. Cut was made to achieve a 12A classification. An 18 uncut was available.
The Six Million Dollar Man - Wine. Women And War

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16s PG cert 93:56s by Russ Mayberry (Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd)

Cut in 2006 with the following BBFC comment: The cuts were Cuts for Category. Distributor chose to cut sight of a double ear clap to achieve the PG category, on the grounds of imitability. An uncut 12 was available to the distributor

Skin & Bone

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7s 18 113:59s 1998 release  drama by Everett Lewis
Skin Flick

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  • Skin Gang
Skin Gang is a 1999 Germany / Canada / UK / Japan gay adult drama by Bruce La Bruce.
Starring Steve Masters, Eden Miller and Slava Mogutin. BBFC link IMDb
The softcore version was further cut by the BBFC for 1999 VHS

A little background article from the director spotted on www.brucelabruce.com :

The working title was Gang of Foreskins , but since then it has been known variously as Even Skinheads Get the Blues , A Comedy of Aryans , and No Skin Off My Ass Part Two before I settled on the final title, Skin Flick . It will exist in both hardcore and softcore versions, the latter designed primarily for the more prudish Japanese and British markets. The hardcore version may be known as Skinhead Blue (my choice) or Skin Gang (Cazzo's lame choice).
uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~88:00s
=~84:29s
US: There is also a hardcore version titled Skin Gang
cut
total
~18:49s

  BBFC cut
1:48s

soft
~17:01s

18 65:50s UK: The softcore version was passed 18 after 1:48s of further BBFC cuts for:
  • 1999 Millivres VHS

The troublesome scene probably where a black man is gang raped by the skinheads. The skinheads chant "fuck the monkey" while fucking him ... he gets off on it. The hardcore version contains the interesting imagery of cum shots over Nazi literature.

This video caused much debate at the Board due to its violence, rape scenes and explicit detail that goes slightly beyond what the BBFC generally pass at 18. Whittam Smith seemed keen to consider the video for an R18 certificate on grounds of explicit detail but surely the skinhead violence would not sit very happily with the 'no violence' policy for sex videos, (along with the 'no sex' policy of course). There are hardly any gay licensed sex shops in which to sell it anyway so this clearly stupid idea went nowhere. As far as I can make out, this was one of Whittam Smith's more unilateral ideas and it unsurprisingly received scant support from anyone else at the Board.

Skinwalkers

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Skinwalkers is a 2006 Canada/USA/Germany action horror fantasy by James Isaac.
Starring Jason Behr, Elias Koteas and Rhona Mitra. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

A 12 year old boy and his mother become the targets of two warring werewolf packs, each with different intentions and motives.

uncut
uncut
15 cert 88:40s UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence for:
mpaa cut
cut
MPAA
PG-13
91:45s
=88:05s
US: Cut for an MPAA PG-13 rating

From IMDb. Outside the USA, the film was released uncut. In the USA, the movie originally received an R rating and was subsequently edited for a PG-13:

  • Uses of the words shit , fuck and cocksucker were removed.
  • A man hanging upside-down from a tree is shot by Varek. In the original, he graphically stabs himself in the eye with Grenier's knife before Wendy Crewson's character can shoot him.
  • The scene in the bar is less graphic with a quickly edited montage of the wolves feeding and having sex. In the original, there are clear shots of the wolves feeding/tearing flesh, and having sex with nudity and movement.
  • During the hospital shootout, in the uncut version, Grenier is graphically shot in the head.
Sky High

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uncut
uncut
MPAA R
MPAA
133:45s 2003 Japan fantasy by Ryûhei Kitamura.
With Yumiko Shaku, Takao Osawa and Shôsuke Tanihara. IMDb

The US release featuring the Director's Cut is  uncut and US MPAA R Rated for:

11 minutes of extra material is mostly plot clarifications and character development.

BBFC uncut 15 cert 123:15s The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2005 Optimum R2 DVD
Sky Kids

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  • The Fly Boys
BBFC uncut 12 cert 99:37s 2008 US adventure by Rocco DeVilliers

The short International Version was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2009 Unanimous R2 DVD

The US Theatrical Version is 20 minutes longer

Skyfall 2012 UK/USA crime action adventure thriller by Sam Mendes.

See James Bond Films: Skyfall
 

The Skyhawk

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Kung Fu Classic The Skyhawk

The Skyhawk is a 1974 Hong Kong action drama by Chang-hwa Jeong.
With Tak-Hing Kwan, Nora Miao, Hsiung Chao. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1974 cinema release. Uncut in the US

Summary Notes

In Bangkok, Kwangtung boxer Wong Fei-hung, The Skyhawk, rescues Hsiao Shih-tzu, a young man who fights off five thugs only to be wounded himself. The Skyhawk attends to his wound at Chu Kuei's home, Bad man Ku Chung-wu plots to monopolize the porter service at the pier. But most of the porters are led by Chu. As a result, Ku tries to fan up troubles among the porters.

uncut
uncut
  ~85:00s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

US: An unidentified import DVD is available for:

BBFC cut
cut
X cert ~88:00s
=~84:00s
UK: Passed X after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1974 cinema release
Skyscraper

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  • Infierno de cristal

Skyscraper DVD Region US NTSC

 

Uncut version is available at:
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
uncut
uncut
MPAA R
MPAA
~96:00s
=~92:00s
1996 US action thriller by Raymond Martino.
With Anna Nicole Smith, Richard Steinmetz and Branimir Cikatiæ . IMDb

The US release is uncut and R Rated for:

56s 18 90:53s Passed 18 after 56s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2003 Prism R2 DVD
  • 1997 Medusa/Contender VHS

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com :

Cuts to rape scene as terrorist Johnny assaults Carrie (Anna Nicole Smith)

  • Shortened shot where Johnny rips Carrie's top and bends her across an office desk
  • The rape is present but only after shots of Johnny groping Carrie's naked breasts have been removed.
  • Also missing is Carrie ramming a paper knife into Johnny's leg
Slap Shot 1977 USA comedy sport drama by George Roy Hill

There are no censorship issues with this release, but it is an iconically violent film that has a place in censorship history.

Slaughter

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  • Kill Julian Drake

Cinema Slaughter Slaughters Ripoff Region

Slaughter is a 1972 USA / Mexico action crime drama by Jack Starrett.
Starring Jim Brown, Stella Stevens and Rip Torn. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1973 cinema release and cut again for VHS. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

Slaughter, a former Green Beret, avenges the killing of loved ones by the Mob, and in so doing is coerced by the Feds into traveling to Mexico to finish off surviving mobsters.

uncut
uncut
MPAA R ~92:00s
=~88:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
14s
18 88:03s

submitted
88:18s
UK: Passed 18 after 14s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1987 Guild Home VHS
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
X submitted
92:03s
=88:22s
UK: Passed X (18) after compulsory cuts for:
  • 1973 cinema release
Slaughter High

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  • April Fool's Day

Slaughter High DVD George Dugdale

See 1986 trailer from youtube.com
 

Uncut version is available at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
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18 86:42s 1986 UK/US comedy horror by George Dugdale.
With Caroline Munro, Simon Scuddamore and Carmine Iannaccone. IMDb

Passed 18 uncut with the previous BBFC cuts waived for:

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Summary review : Not to be taken seriously

It is a comedy slasher with an April Fools Day theme. It is a mixed bag of good and bad acting that seems to appeal to those on a nostalgia trip for early slashers.

Generally well received when not taken too seriously.

32s 18 86:11s Passed 18 after 32s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 Locus VHS

From cuts details on IMDb

  • Cut to remove shots of nudity and burnt breasts during the acid bath killings.
  • Cuts to the electrocution of the couple making love and to sights of the burnt girls body.
Slaughter Hotel Slaughter Hotel 1971 Italy horror mystery thriller by Fernando Di Leo.

See Asylum Erotica

Slaughterhouse

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  • Bacon Bits

Slaughterhouse Blu ray Joe B Barton

 

Slaughterhouse is a 1987 USA comedy horror by Rick Roessler.
Starring Joe B Barton, Don Barrett and Sherry Leigh. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Heavily cut by the BBFC for 1989 VHS. Later uncut for 2015 Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Review: Dark comedy

Owner of a closed down slaughterhouse sets his retarded psychopathic son on the people who want to take his land away and the unlucky teens that decided to party there.

If you are looking for a high class horror film that isn't low budget than don't buy this. But if you like independent horror/slasher films that are quite funny as well as semi gory (or if your a sucker for cheesy 80s slasher films) than by all means I recommend it.

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18

MPAA R

85:17s UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, gore, threat with all previous cuts waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC cut
2:49s
18 79:23s Passed 18 after 2:49s of BBFC cuts to:
  • 1989 Braveworld VHS

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . Heavy BBFC edits to:

  • shots of bloody bodies
  • a woman being attacked
  • a throat slashing
  • heads being crushed
  • a man's body in a meat grinder.
The Slave Merchants

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  • Anthar l'invincibile
  • Devil of the Desert Against the Son of Hercules

 

The Slave Merchants is a 1964 Italy / Spain / France Sci-Fi fantasy adventure by Antonio Margheriti (as Anthony Dawson).
Starring Kirk Morris, Michèle Girardon and Renato Baldini. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for the U rated 1964 cinema release.

Summary Notes

The son of Hercules is pitted against a ruthless desert warrior.

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shortened
MPAA
Unrated
~93:00s US: A shortened version is MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2008 Sinister Cinema R0 DVD-R titled Devil of the Desert Against the Son of Hercules at US Amazon
BBFC cut
category cuts
U pre 1970 submitted
95:21s
 
UK: Passed U after category cuts for:
  • 1964 cinema release titled The Slave Merchants
Slave Training

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1:44s 18 29:18s by Terry Wakelin (Olympia Press)

Cut in 2006 with the following BBFC comment: Distributor chose to cut shots of explicit female masturbation

The Slayer

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  • Nightmare Island

Slayer Beyond Terror Sarah Kendall

 

Uncut version is available at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
Slayer is a 1981 US horror by JS Cardone .
With Sarah Kendall, Frederick Flynn and Carol Kottenbrook.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Unbanned and passed 18 after 14s of BBFC cuts in 1992. Cuts waived in 2001.

Summary Review: Minimal Gore

Eric & his surreal artist sister Kay, her doctor husband David, her sister-in-law Brooke along with pilot Marsh become stranded on a rugged isle face off against a supernatural beast drawn to Kay who dreams of its killings.

The film is quite good. two couples fly to a quiet island for a well-earned break, but Kay knows the horror that is waiting for them & sure enough they are killed off by this monster. Once the killings start & the storm comes, there's a good atmosphere .

Unfortunately, the gore is way too minimal, with a decent pitchforking scene being its only saviour.

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18 86:03s UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2010 Cornerstone R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2001 Protected/Vipco R0 DVD
BBFC cut
14s
18 85:48s UK: Passed 18 after 14s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1992 Vipco VHS

See pictorial cuts from movie-censorship.com . The BBFC edits were"

  • The pitchfork murder was reduced to remove breasts visible under wet clothing, the pitchfork stabbing, withdrawal and then the dying woman slumping to the ground.
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Video Nasty 86:01s UK: Released uncut on pre-cert video for:
  • 1992 Vipco VHS

Banned and included in the  video nasties list in October 1983 but was dropped in April 1985

Sleepaway Camp

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  • Nightmare Vacation

Sleepaway Camp DVD Region NTSC

Sleepaway Camp is a 1983 US slasher by Robert Hiltzik.
With Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tiersten and Karen Fields. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut for all UK and US releases. uncut in Canada but only VHS quality

Summary Review: Cult status

An above average slasher that is nudging cult status. The movie puts suspense and limited, but effective gore, to good use. It also has been noted as being 'charming despite its warped themes'.

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uncut
MPAA R
MPAA
~84:00s US: The uncut version is being released for:

Canada: Uncut for:

However the DVD is a bootleg and is only VHS quality.

BBFC uncut

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23s

15 cert 84:21s
=80:59s
UK: A pre-cut version was passed 15 with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
  • 2004 Anchor Bay R2 DVD titled Sleepaway Camp

From cuts details on IMDb :

The cut footage was available to Anchor Bay for the 2000 DVD but was only available in VHS quality comparing badly with the bulk of the film. So Anchor Bay elected not to include the material in the film itself, but to include it as DVD extras.

The cut material is as follows:

  • In the prank scene when Mozart's face hits the kid's naked buttocks, the slap sound effect is missing and then his "You guys are gross" line is out of sync with his lips.
  • A shot of the naked guys running down the dock is completely missing replaced by a weird over-dubbed cat howl.
  • The water-snake slithering out of Kenny's mouth is cut drastically to the point where you only see the final few frames of the shot after the snake has emerged.
  • After Mel accosts the guys for throwing water balloons at Angela and Ricky and Paul tend to her, a shot of the guy's reaction to Mel leaving is cut, where one calls him a "wrinkled old dick".
  • After Ricky sticks his finger up at Judy and walks off, a shot of Judy coming back with "Same to you" is gone.
  • Many frames of Meg's corpse on the bathroom floor are cut, and Mel's reaction is cut up too - "He did it" should be followed by "to get back at me".
BBFC cut
57s
18 80:16s UK: The complete version was passed 18 after 57s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1986 CBS/FOX VHS titled Nightmare Vacation

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com :

  • Missing shots of chef screaming as he suffers burns to his face and arms
  • Missing shots of the dead body of Judy with a slit down her back
  • Missing shots of Ricky's dead body on the beach and of Angela screaming as the decapitated head falls away.
Sleepaway Camp 2: Unhappy Campers

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  • Nightmare Vacation II

Sleepaway Camp Unhappy Campers Blu ray

 

Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers is a 1988 USA comedy horror by Michael A Simpson.
Starring Pamela Springsteen, Renée Estevez and Tony Higgins. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1988 VHS. The BBFC waived its cuts for 2004 DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Review

Angela Baker has undergone years of therapy, electro-shock and sexual reassignment surgeries, and finally landed herself a job in the last place she should be working - camp rolling hills. She has an old fashioned approach as to how camp should be, and an old familiar deadly way of making sure that those who don't follow her rules don't get to come back next summer.

Enjoyable slasher with a twist that the crazed killer of the piece is a transvestite with an outrageous family history to 'justify' the craziness. The film then delivers a great montage of gory deaths, nudity, humor, and fantastic one-liners.

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18

MPAA R

79:49s UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence with previous cuts waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC cut
2:16s
18 77:31s UK: Passed 18 after 2:16s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1988 Futuristic VHS titled Nightmare Vacation II

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com :

  • Missing the opening scene where Phoebe's tongue is cut out as a pnishment for telling 'dirty stories'
  • The stabbing and the shitty murder of Ally in the camp toilet was censored out.
  • The stabbing of Diana loses a close up shot of the knife being twisted in Diane's stomach
Sleepaway Camp 3: Teenage Wasteland

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  • Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland
  • Nightmare Vacation III

Sleepaway Camp Teenage Wasteland Blu ray

Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland is a 1989 USA comedy horror by Michael A Simpson.
Starring Pamela Springsteen, Tracy Griffith and Michael J Pollard. BBFC link IMDb
Cut in the US for an R rating. UK releases are this cut R rated version. Uncut in Germany.

Summary Notes

Angela is back, in the form of an angry inner-city camper on the hunt for blood. Camp New Horizons, on the recycled grounds of the former murders, intends to pair high class teens with underclass counterparts. Angela, however, has a different plan. Will it be door number one, number two, or number three?

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Germany flag
Germany
77:31s Germany: Uncut for X-Rated DVD:

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
cut

15 cert

18

MPAA R

75:51s UK: The cut R Rated version was passed 15 for strong language and moderate sex and violence without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2016 88 Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2004 Anchor Bay R2 DVD titled Sleepaway Camp 3
UK: The cut R Rated version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1990 Futuristic VHS titled Nightmare Vacation III
Sleepers Sleepers  is a 1996 US film by Barry Levinson

Not cut but raised from a cinema 15 to a video 18.

Sleeping With the Enemy

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  • Sleeping with the Enemy
  • Dormindo com o Inimigo

Sleeping Enemy DVD Julia Roberts

Sleeping With the Enemy is a 1991 USA crime thriller by Joseph Ruben.
Starring Julia Roberts, Patrick Bergin and Kevin Anderson. BBFC link IMDb
Cut in the US for an MPAA R rated 1991 theatrical release. This cut version was rated 15 for UK cinemas and rental VHS. Uncut in the UK for sell through VHS and 2001 DVD. However the 2013 UK Blu-ray reverts to the cut theatrical version. Only the cut R rated version has been released in the US.

Summary Notes

Laura and Martin have been married for four years. They seem to be the perfect, happiest and most successful couple. The reality of their house- hold, however, is very different. Martin is an abusive and brutally obsessed husband. Laura is living her life in constant fear and waits for a chance to escape. She finally stages her own death, and flees to a new town and new identity. But when Martin finds out that his wife is not dead he will stop at nothing to find and kill her.

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Sleeping with the Enemy trail

Gavin Salkeld's Cutting Edge Episode 18:
Sleeping with the Enemy
 

BBFC uncut
uncut
15

18

94:31s

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence and sexual threat with previous BBFC cuts for a 15 rating waived for:

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

  • 1992 Fox Sell-through VHS
BBFC cut
category cuts
1:00s

mpaa cut
1:00s

15

MPAA R

97:31s
=93:37s

submitted
98:31s
=94:35s
UK: Passed 15 after 1:00s of BBFC category cuts. This is the same version as the US Theatrical Version, cut for an MPAA R rating for:
  • 2013 20th Century Fox RB Blu-ray
  • 1991 CBS/Fox Rental VHS
  • 1991 cinema release

The version originally submitted was the uncut "NC-17 version", and like their American counterparts, the BBFC also took issue with the same sex scene that had troubled the MPAA early in reel 1. The Board stated that the film would either have to be passed uncut with an 18 rating or that the sex scene would need to be reduced for a 15. Favouring the latter option, Fox decided to replace the entire first reel of the film with the cut R rated version of the same reel as seen in the United States. This meant that the UK version matched the US version for its original theatrical release.

US: The Theatrical Version was cut for an MPAA R rating.

The issue that the MPAA had was the inclusion of a sex scene during the first 10 minutes of the film. Sexual content at the R-level has always caused far more trouble for the puritanical American censors than violence or language, but despite the sex scene lacking any nudity at all, the MPAA felt it was just too strong a scene for so early in the film. As a result, the filmmakers cut the sex scene short and extended a non-contentious shot of Laura and Martin stepping out of frame in order to finish the sequence satisfactorily.

Sleepless

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  • Non ho sonno
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uncut
18 112:12s 2001 Italy giallo by Dario Argento.
With Max von Sydow, Stefano Dionisi and Chiara Caselli. IMDb

Passed 18 uncut very strong bloody violence, strong threat and horror for:

  • 2011 Arrow Neo Giallo Collection R0 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2009 Arrow R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2006 Pinnacle/Lighthouse R2 DVD
  • 2002 MIA VHS
MPAA
43s
MPAA R
MPAA
~117:00s
=~112:00s
Avoid the US R Rated version which has been cut by 49s of gore.
Sleepover

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2s U cert 31:18s Submitted in 2005

Company chose to remove one use of strong language to achieve a U classification.

Slipstream

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  • Slipstream: Bounty Hunter 2000
BBFC uncut

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pre-cut

PG cert 87:46s 1989 UK Sci-Fi adventure by Steven Lisberger.
With Bob Peck, Mark Hamill and Kitty Aldridge . IMDb

An Abridged Version was passed PG without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2004 EIV R2 DVD
  • 1990 EIV VHS
BBFC
12s
PG cert 97:59s Passed PG after 12s for category for:
  • 1991 Sky Satellite TV
BBFC uncut PG cert 102:27s
=98:21s

 

Passed PG uncut for:
  • 1989 cinema release
Sliver

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uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

102:59s 1993 US thriller by Phillip Noyce

The US Unrated Version was submitted for the 1993 cinema release, 1993 CIC video and 2006 Paramount DVD.

The US R Rated version is missing 4 minutes from the sex scenes.

There is also a workprint that wasn't well liked by preview viewers. So it was substantially re-edited for the eventual release.

Slugs

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  • Slugs, muerte viscosa
  • Slugs: The Movie

Slugs Blu ray Michael Garfield  

Slugs is a 1988 Spain / USA Sci-Fi horror by Juan Piquer Simón (as JP Simon).
Starring Michael Garfield, Kim Terry and Philip MacHale. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1989 and 1993. Uncut since 18 rated 2009 DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary review: Awesome production

People are dying mysteriously and gruesomely, and nobody has a clue what the cause is. Only health worker Mike Brady has a possible solution, but his theory of killer slugs is laughed at by the authorities. Only when the body count begins to rise and a slug expert from England begins snooping around does it begin to look like Mike had the right idea after all.

Slugs has good gory effects and an awesome production. But there are some ridiculous things. The acting is very caricaturist, the music tries to be dramatic but ends up being annoying and exaggerated.

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uncut
18

MPAA R

85:37s UK: Passed 18 uncut with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC cut
42s
18 85:03s

 

UK: Passed 18 after 42s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1993 VCI VHS
  • 1989 New World VHS

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com :

  • Missing bloody close up of Harold Morris chopping off his hand
  • Missing shots of hamster struggling in cage with a slug on its back
  • Mutiple cuts to the bloody death of the naked Donna, beset by slugs whilst lover Bobby looks on
The Slumber Party Massacre

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  • Slumber Party Murders

Slumber Party Massacre Michelle Michaels

The Slumber Party Massacre is a 1982 US horror by Amy Holden Jones.
With Michelle Michaels, Robin Stille and Michael Villella. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Uncut for cinema but cut by the BBFC for VHS. Uncut on DVD.

Summary Notes: A Bit of Fun

An eighteen-year-old high school girl is left at home by her parents and she decides to have a slumber party. Meanwhile, a murderer of five people with a propensity for power tools has escaped and is at large, and eventually makes his way to the party, where the guests begin experiencing an attrition problem, with only a new girl to help them.

Like all good horror movies of the period, The Slumber Party Massacre aims to provide us with two things; mild titillation though its utterly shameless use of female nudity and cheap thrills though its corny murder moments. While the latter is hardly on a par with many slashers, it is a bit of fun. Some of the murders are quite inventive, if a little sparing on the gore.

As far as the nudity goes, the premise dictates a fairly abundant use of boobs and thighs. This is not to everyone's taste but, if you've read this far with a smile on your face, I'm pretty sure it's the film for you.

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18 72:58s UK: Passed 18 uncut with previous cuts waived for: UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 1983 cinema release
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
30s
18 71:57s UK: Passed 18 after 0:30s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1986 Thorn-EMI VHS titled Slumber Party Murders

From IMDB:

  • The BBFC cut 30s of gore from several scenes
  • The title substitution of Murders for Massacre is also reported as part of the knee jerk censorship implemented after the Video Nasties moral panic.

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

Slumber Party Massacre II

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  • Don't Let Go

Slumber Party Massacre II / Slumber Party Massacre III Blu-ray

Slumber Party Massacre II is a 1987 US comedy horror by Deborah Brock.
With Crystal Bernard, Jennifer Rhodes and Kimberly McArthur. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Banned by the BBFC in 1988 after an extensive cuts list was refused. Not released in the UK since. In the US it exists in a Theatrical R rated version, and an Extended Version which is MPAA Unrated

Summary Review: Amusing Enough

More of a comic vein than its predecessor and now in a musical setting.

The weapon of choice is an electric guitar cum electric drill. The death scenes are very twisted with the killer playing guitar and singing as he kills his victims.

A favourite scene of mine involves death by acne. One of the central characters is actually engulfed by a rapid growing zit, until it pops all over the protagonist and she is presumed dead - that is until she walks through the front door about 10 minutes later.

The over-the-topness seems to be amusing enough. For bad movie fans, that is.

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Extended Version
MPAA
Unrated
~85:00s US: An extended version is uncut and MPAA unrated for:
  • 2017 Shout! Factory Double Feature [Slumber Party Massacre II + III, both Theatrical + Extended] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2010 Shout Factory Slumber Party Massacre Collection [1-3] R1 DVD via UK Amazon and at US Amazon

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

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Theatrical Version
MPAA R ~76:00s US: The Theatrical Version is uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2017 Shout! Factory Double Feature [Slumber Party Massacre II + III, both Theatrical + Extended] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2010 Shout Factory Slumber Party Massacre Collection [1-3] R1 DVD via UK Amazon and at US Amazon
banned
banned
rejected   UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1988 Lazer VHS

From IMDB. The BBFC offered an extensive cuts list which was not acceptable to the distributor, and so the video was banned.

Shown on the Horror Channel in 2006

Slumber Party Massacre 3

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Slumber Party Massacre II / Slumber Party Massacre III Blu-ray

Slumber Party Massacre III is a 1990 USA comedy horror by Sally Mattison.
With Brandi Burkett, Hope Marie Carlton, Keely Christian. YouTube icon IMDb
Originally the Theatrical Version was cut for an R rating. Later an uncut Theatrical Version was released, Unrated by the MPAA. An uncut extended version was also released MPAA Unrated.
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uncut
Extended Version
MPAA
Unrated
~87:00s

 

US: An extended version is uncut and MPAA unrated for:

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

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uncut
Theatrical Version
MPAA
Unrated
~80:00s US:  The Theatrical Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • US New Horizons VHS
mpaa cut
cut
Theatrical Version
MPAA R ~75:00s US: The Theatrical Version was cut for an MPAA R rating for:
  • 2017 Shout! Factory Double Feature [Slumber Party Massacre II + III, both Theatrical + Extended] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • US New Horizons VHS

The cuts were for nudity and violence.

Small Town Massacre See Strange Behaviour re 1981 US thriller by Michael Laughlin
The Smashing Bird I Used to Know The Smashing Bird I Used to Know is a 1969 UK crime drama by Robert Hartford-Davis.

See School For Unclaimed Girls

Smokey Bites the Dust

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Roger Corman Action Packed Collection Region

 

Uncut version is available at:
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon

 

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uncut

MPAA
PG

15 cert 84:29s 1981 US action comedy by Charles B Griffith.
With Jimmy McNichol, Janet Julian and Walter Barnes. IMDb

Passed 15 uncut for:

  • 1987 Video Gems VHS

The US release is uncut and MPAA PG Rated for:

 

36s PG cert 87:29s
= 83:59s
Passed PG after 36 of BBFC cuts for :
  • 1983 cinema release
Smokin' Aces 2: Assassin's Ball

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uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

84:19s 2010 US/Canada action film by PJ Pesce

The BBFC passed the US Unrated version 18 uncut for the 2010 Universal DVD/Blu-ray.

There is also a US R Rated Version that was cut in the US by 2:26s

The Smuggler

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  • Luca il contrabbandiere
  • Contraband
  • The Naples Connections

Contraband DVD Fabio Testi  

The Smuggler is a 1980 Italy crime action drama thriller by Lucio Fulci.
With Fabio Testi, Ivana Monti and Guido Alberti. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Uncut for pre-cert video. Cut by the BBFC for 1987 VHS. Cuts waived for 2014 DVD. Uncut in the US

Summary Notes

Cigarette smugglers in Naples run into problems with cocaine operations being set up by a rival smuggler. Full of violence, including a women's face being burned off with a blow torch and a graphic rape scene.

uncut
uncut
18

pre-cert VHS

MPAA
Unrated

92:38s UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong gory violence, sexual violence, very strong language with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
  • 2014 Argent Films/Shameless R2 DVD at UK Amazon titled Contraband

UK: Released uncut on pre-cert video for:

  • 1983 Walton VHS titled The Naples Connection

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC cut
2:52s
18 87:37s UK: Passed 18 after 2:52s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 Elephant VHS titled The Smuggler

Thanks to Vincenzo. The BBFC cuts were:

  • At 41 mins - Stabbing with nail was reduced to a minimum necessary for dialogue incrimination of Marsigliese. Cuts included brief close up on boat when man stabs another man with nail and twists it in his arm.
  • At 46 mins - A scene showing a drug courier being burnt with a Bunsen burner has almost entirely been deleted. All sight of the burning of Ingrid's face was removed.
  • At 48 mins - Blood splash from shot man before he falls on woman's corpse was removed. Murolo is killed with 3 shots in the uncut version but this is reduced to one.
  • At 49 mins - At racecourse, sight of gun pushed deep into man's mouth and the exit wound from back of head was removed.
  • At 51 mins - Both facial close ups of mutilated corpses in Perlante's house were removed.
  • At 66 mins - close ups of man's throat shot out were removed, resuming on back of head.
  • At 67 mins - close ups of bullets tearing off face & scalp were removed.
  • At 70 mins - Horsefall on TV was removed.
  • At 77 mins - All dialogue references to anal rape of Luca's wife were removed. The scene cut away after the line "Wait Luca, it's not finished yet". So all nudity was deleted too.
  • At 82 mins - After man shoots out of phonebooth at man in raincoat, second bullet impact wound in man and the following closer impact shot with blood spurt as man's chest is blown away were removed.
  • At 83 mins - Shooting of Marsigliese was reduced to establish his death only. The sadism of the shooting into garbage around him was removed.

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com.