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St. Trinian's: The Legend Of Fritton's Gold

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  • St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold
  • St Trinian's II
St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold is a 2009 UK comedy adventure by Oliver Parker and Barnaby Thompson.
With Rupert Everett, Colin Firth and David Tennant. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were for a PG rated 2009 cinema release. These cuts have persisted to all worldwide home video releases.

Summary Notes

The girls of St. Trinians are on the hunt for buried treasure after discovering headmistress Miss Fritton is related to a famous pirate.

BBFC cut
advised
category
cuts
PG cert 100:59s UK: Passed PG for mild language, sex references and violence after BBFC suggested cuts for:
  • 2010 EIV RB Blu-ray
  • 2010 EIV R2 DVD
  • 2009 cinema release

The BBFC suggested cuts for PG

This film was originally shown to the BBFC in an unfinished version. The BBFC advised the company that the film was likely to receive a 12A classification but that the requested PG certificate could be achieved by making changes to four scenes, including dialogue. In particular the BBFC suggested that the company:
  • remove a phallically placed dart on a newspaper picture;
  • reduce the enthusiasm with which an electric chair and death is presented;
  • remove any imitable detail of household products being mixed to create a weapon; and
  • remove an aggressive use of bitch .

When the finished version of the film was submitted these changes had been made and the film was classified PG .

Thanks to Gavin who points out that the same cuts also apply to region 1 DVD releases so presumably applies worldwide.

The St. Valentine's Day Massacre

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St Valentines Day Massacre DVD

The St. Valentine's Day Massacre is a 1967 USA crime historical drama by Roger Corman.
Starring Jason Robards, George Segal and Ralph Meeker. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1967. Uncut and 15 rated on 2006 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

Chicago February 14th 1929. Al Capone finally establishes himself as the city's boss of organised crime. In a north-side garage his hoods, dressed as policemen, surprise and mow down with machine-guns the key members of Bugs Moran's rival gang. The film traces the history of the incident, and the lives affected and in some cases ended by it.

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 95:45s

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence for:
  • 2013 Altitude Film Distribution R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2006 2 entertain Video Limited video
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
X pre 1970 submitted
99:45s
=95:46s
UK: Passed X (16) after compulsory cuts for:
  • 1967 cinema release
Stagecoach

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  • Martin Rackin's Production of Stagecoach

Stagecoach Blu-ray

Stagecoach is a 1966 USA action western adventure by Gordon Douglas.
Starring Ann-Margret, Alex Cord and Red Buttons. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for an A rated cinema release in 1966. Passed 12 uncut for 2016 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

A group of unlikely traveling companions find themselves on the same stagecoach to Cheyenne. They include a drunken doctor, a bar girl who's been thrown out of town, a professional gambler, a traveling liquor salesman, a banker who has decided to embezzle money, a gunslinger out for revenge and a young woman going to join her army captain husband. All have secrets but when they are set upon by an Indian war party and then a family of outlaws, they find they must all work together if they are to stay alive.

BBFC uncut
uncut
12

MPAA
Unrated

114:02s
=109:28s

UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate violence after previous film cuts waived for:
  • 2017 Signal One Entertainment RB Blu-ray via UK Amazon released on 20th March 2017
  • 2017 Signal One Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 20th March 2017
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
category cuts
A pre 1970 submitted
113:57s
=109:24s
UK: Passed A (PG) after category cuts for:
  • 1970 cinema release titled Stagecoach
StageFright

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  • Deliria
  • Aquarius
  • Bloody Bird
  • Sound Stage Massacre
  • Stage Fright: Aquarius
  • Stage Fright

StageFright Limited Blu ray Combo Pack  

StageFright: Aquarius is a 1987 Italy horror by Michele Soavi (as Michael Soavi).
With David Brandon, Barbara Cupisti and Domenico Fiore. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

A pre-cut version was passed 18 for 1987 UK VHS. All releases since have been uncut.

Summary Notes

A troupe of struggling stage actors is rehearsing for a small-town production of a play. Everything seems to be as it should until one of the cast members turns up dead. In a panic, the others try to get out, only to find they are now locked in the theater with the killer! Which one of them committed the murder, and who will get out alive?

Firstly, this film is bloody but not all that gory, it's certainly not as over the top as some of the slasher movies out at around the same time, instead this movie tries to offer an intense and suspensful atmosphere delivered with plenty of style.

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

86:29s UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2014 Exposure Cinema Limited Edition RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon
  • 2009 Cornerstone R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2002 Vipco R2 DVD

  • 1995 Redemption VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut
11s

18 86:21s UK: A version pre-cut by 11s was passed 18 without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 Avatar VHS

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . The 11s pre-cuts were:

  • A pick-axe penetrating betty's mouth
  • lost a power drill being bored through a man's stomach
  • cuts to Laurel being stabbed and then the knife being removed
Stagecoach Run 1936 US western by Mack V. Wright

See Winds of the Wasteland

Stallone's Law: Making of Judge Dredd

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12s 12 cert 19:47s 1997 release by Danny Cannon
The Stand

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  • Stephen King's The Stand
uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~366:00s
=~351:00s
1995 US TV fantasy by Mick Garris.
With Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald and Jamey Sheridan. IMDb

The US release featuring the long version is MPAA Unrated for:

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC uncut 15 cert 345:18s  The cut TV Version was passed 15 without BBFC ciuts for:
  • 1994 Warner VHS
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Ascent

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0s U cert 43:45s 1997 release by Allan Kroeker
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: To the Death

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Deep Space Nine: Season 4 DVD cover

6s

 

15 cert 43:12s

 

1996 US TV by Levar Burton

Cut when submitted in 1996.

  • A neck break and the sound effect have been cut

The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Sons and Daughters

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Deep Space Nine season 6 DVD cover

25s PG Cert 43:04s 1998 US TV by Jesus Salvador Trevino

Cut when submitted in 1998

The blood-brothers ritual whereby partners cut their palms with a knife and clasp hands is now on the BBFC list of no-no's probably due to some AIDS awareness reasoning.

The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture is a 1979 US Sci-Fi by Robert Wise.
With William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelley. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
The film exists in 3 versions. The Theatrical Version. There was an extended version for TV and then a Director's Edition was created in 2001.
uncut
uncut
U cert 130:49s UK : The Director's Edition was passed U uncut for:

See version details on IMDb

uncut
uncut
U cert 144:23s
138:36s
UK: The TV Version/Full Version was passed U without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1991 CIC VHS

See version details on IMDb

uncut
uncut
U cert 124:54s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed U without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2009 Paramount R0 Blu-ray
  • 2009 Paramount R2 DVD
  • 1992 CIC VHS
  • 1987 CIC VHS
  • 1979 cinema release
Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan

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  • Star Trek 2: The Vengeance of Khan

Star Trek Directors Anniversary Steelbook

Star Trek II is a 1982 US Sci-Fi film by Nicholas Meyer.
With William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelley.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
The Theatrical Version was cut by the BBFC by 6s for a and PG ratings in 1982 and 1987. The Theatrical Version was later passed 15 uncut for 1989 and 1989 VHS. The Director's Cut was passed 12 uncut for 2003 DVD. The Theatrical Version was also passed 12 uncut for 2009 Bu-ray. In the US the Theatrical version is uncut and PG rated. The Director's Cut is presumably MPAA Unrated.
uncut
Director's Cut
12 cert 

MPAA
Unrated

111:40s UK : The Director's Cut was passed 12 uncut for moderate horror and threat for:

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

The difference between the 2 version is uncontentious. Plot elements have been added for the Director's Cut.

uncut
Theatrical Version
12 cert

15 cert

MPAA PG
MPAA

108:30s UK : The Theatrical Version was passed 12 uncut for moderate horror and threat for:
  • 2016 Paramount Steelbook [Theatrical + Director's Cut] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2016 Paramount [Theatrical + Director's Cut] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2013 cinema release
  • 2009 Paramount R0 Blu-ray
UK : The Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for:
  • 1992 CIC VHS
  • 1989 CIC VHS

US: The Theatrical Version is MPAA PG Rated for:

  • 2009 Paramount RA  Blu-ray
BBFC cut
~6s
PG Cert

A cert

107:00s ear slugUK: The Theatrical Version was passed A/PG after 6s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 CIC VHS
  • 1982 cinema release

Two related scenes have been deleted from the PG version. The BBFC cuts list reads:

  • Reel 2: Remove close shots of slugs burrowing into ears
  • Reel 4: Remove two close-ups of slugs crawling bloodily out of Chekov's ear. Idea may be established by wider shots of ear and subsequent shooting of slug
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

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Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country is a 1991 USA action Sci-Fi adventure by Nicholas Meyer.
Starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelley. BBFC link IMDb
Exists as in 3 versions, a special edition, an extended version and the theatrical version.

Summary Notes

After an explosion on their moon, the Klingons have an estimated 50 years before their ozone layer is completely depleted, and they all die. They have only one choice - to make peace with the Federation, which will mean an end to 70 years of conflict. Captain James T. Kirk and crew are called upon to help in the negotiations because of their experience with the Klingons. Peace talks don't quite proceed, and Kirk and McCoy are convicted of assassinating the Klingon High Chancellor, and imprisoned on Rura Penthe, a snowy hard-labor prison camp. Will they manage to escape? And will there ever be peace with the Klingons?

uncut
alternative
PG Cert

MPAA PG
MPAA

108:39s UK: The Special Edition was passed PG Uncut for:

US: The US release featuring the Special Edition is uncut and MPAA PG Rated for:

Contains uncontentious plot variants to the Extended Version

uncut
alternative
PG Cert 108:39s

 

UK: The Extended Version was passed PG uncut for
  • 2003 Paramount R2 DVD
  • 1993 Paramount VHS
  • 1992 Paramount VHS

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com :

Contains approximately 3:00s of additional plot material

mpaa cut
cut
PG Cert 105:22s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed PG without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2009 Paramount Blu-ray
  • 2009 Paramount R1 DVD
  • 1991 cinema release
Star Wars: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace

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Star Wars: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace is a 1999 US Sci-Fi adventure by George Lucas.
With Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson and Natalie Portman.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Never cut by censors but it has been upgraded for special effects
uncut
uncut
U cert

MPAA
PG

136:10s
=130:43s
UK: The Blu-ray Version was passed U uncut for:
  • 2011 20th Century Fox The Complete Saga RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon

US: The Blu-ray Version is uncut and MPAA PG Rated for:

Some special effects have been upgraded for this release. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com . Most notably the Yoda puppet has been replace by CGI.

uncut
uncut
U cert

MPAA
PG

130:33s UK: The DVD Version was passed U uncut for:
  • 2009 20th Century Fox R2 DVD
  • 2004 20th Century Fox R2 DVD via UK Amazon
  • 2002 20th Century Fox R2 DVD

US: The DVD Version is uncut and MPAA PG Rated for:

From IMDb:

The DVD reinstates footage into the feature and increases its running time by 3 minutes. Restored footage includes:

  • the Coruscant air taxi sequence,
  • extended starting grid sequence and
  • extended lap two sequence.
uncut
uncut
U cert 132:43s
=127:24s
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed U uncut for:
  • 1999 cinema release
Star Wars: Episode 2: Attack of the Clones

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Star Wars Complete Episodes Blu ray

uncut
uncut
PG Cert

MPAA
PG

136:36s Star Wars: Episode 2: Attack of the Clones is a 2002 US Sci-Fi film by George Lucas.
With Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman and Hayden Christensen.
YouTube icon IMDb

UK: The Blu-ray Version was passed PG uncut for moderate fantasy violence with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

  • 2011 20th Century Fox The Complete Saga RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon

US: The Blu-ray Version is uncut and MPAA PG Rated for:

Some special effects have been upgraded for this release. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

uncut
uncut
MPAA
PG
~142:00s
=~136:00s
UK: The DVD Version is uncut and MPAA PG Rated for:
BBFC cut
1s
PG Cert 136:35s UK: The DVD Version/Theatrical Version was passed PG after 1s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2002 20th Century Fox R2 DVD
  • 2002 cinema release

The BBFC commented: Company chose to cut sight of a head butt to achieve a "PG". A "12" uncut was available

  • The cut head butt was in the fight scene between Obi-Wan and Jango Fett.

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

Star Wars: Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith

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uncut
uncut
12 cert

MPAA
PG-13

=134:17s 2005 US Sci-Fi adventure by George Lucas.
With
Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman and Ewan McGregor. IMDb

UK: The Blu-ray Version was passed 12 uncut for:

  • 2011 20th Century Fox The Complete Saga RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon

US: The Blu-ray Version is uncut and MPAA PG Rated for:

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com . A minor change to revert  to the Theatrical Version transition effect towards the end of the film

uncut
uncut
12 cert

MPAA
PG-13

134;18s UK: The DVD Version was passed 12 uncut for:
  • 2009 20th Century Fox R2 DVD via UK Amazon
  • 2005 20th Century Fox R2 DVD

US: The DVD Version is uncut and MPAA PG Rated for:

From IMDb:

Some transition effects changed from a wipe to a straight cut.

BBFC uncut 12A cert 139:59s
=134:23s
The Theatrical Version was passed 12A uncut for:
  • 2005 cinema release
Star Wars : Episode 4: A New Hope

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  • Star Wars
Star Wars is a 1977 US space action film by George Lucas.
With Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
No censorship issues in the UK or US. All version has have been passed U uncut whilst in the US, the MPAA rated the film as PG. Exists in several version related to technical improvements and new scenes.

Listen to BBFC Podcast from bbfc.co.uk

uncut
uncut
U cert 119:35s

 

UK: The Blu-ray Edition was passed U uncut for
  • 2011 20th Century Fox The Complete Saga RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon

Some special effects have been upgraded for this release. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

uncut
uncut
U cert 119:35s UK: The Special Edition was passed U without BBFC cuts for:

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

uncut
uncut
U cert

MPAA PG
MPAA

115:57s UK: The Original Theatrical Version was passed U without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2006 20th Century Fox R2 DVD via UK Amazon
  • 1986 Fox/CBS VHS
  • 1977 cinema release

See  BBFC Archives: Comments about U rating from  bbfc.co.uk

Star Wars: Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back

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  • The Empire Strikes Back
uncut
uncut
U cert 122:06s

 

1980 Sci-Fi action film by Irvin Kershner.
With Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher. IMDb

The Blu-ray Edition was passed U uncut for

  • 2011 20th Century Fox The Complete Saga RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon

Some special effects have been upgraded for this release. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

uncut
uncut
U cert 122:06s The Special Edition was passed U without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2006 20th Century Fox R2 DVD via UK Amazon
  • 2004 20th Century Fox R2 DVD
  • 1998 20th Century VHS
  • 1997 cinema release

The Special edition is basically a rework of the special effects with a couple of minor tweaks to the plot. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

uncut
uncut
U cert 119:35s The Original Theatrical Version was passed U without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1991 Fox/CBS VHS
  • 1986 Fox/CBS VHS
  • 1980 cinema release
Star Wars: Episode 6: Return of the Jedi

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  • Return of the Jedi
uncut
uncut
U cert 134:47s
=129:24s
1983 Sci-Fi action film by Richard Marquand.
With Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher. IMDb

The Blu-ray Edition was passed U uncut for

  • 2011 20th Century Fox The Complete Saga RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon

Some special effects have been upgraded for this release. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

uncut
uncut
U cert 129:13s The Special Edition was passed U without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2006 20th Century Fox R2 DVD via UK Amazon
  • 2004 20th Century Fox R2 DVD
  • 1998 20th Century VHS
  • 1997 cinema release

The Special edition is basically a rework of the special effects with a couple of minor tweaks to the plot. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

uncut
uncut
U cert 126:08s The Original Theatrical Version was passed U without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1991 Fox/CBS VHS
  • 1986 Fox/CBS VHS
  • 1983 cinema release
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a 2015 USA action Sci-Fi fantasy by JJ Abrams.
Starring Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Passed 12A uncut by the BBFC for moderate violence, threat. Only the 2nd in the series to get a 12 rating after Revenge of the Sith.

For comparison,:

  • The Irish film censor, IFCO, also rated the film 12A for sci-fi action violence consistent with the franchise.
  • In the US the MPAA rated the film PG-13 for sci-fi action violence.
  • In Australia the Classification Board opted for M (PG-15) for Science fiction themes and violence
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 1

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uncut
 uncut
PG cert 94:19s 2008 US cartoon by Dave Filoni.
With Matt Lanter, Nika Futterman and Tom Kane. IMDb

The Director's Cut was passed PG uncut for:

There is also a shortened TV version

Stargate

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  • Stargate, la porte des étoiles
uncut
uncut
PG cert

MPAA
PG-13

124:59s 1994 US/France Sci-Fi action film by Roland Emmerich.
With Kurt Russell, James Spader and Alexis Cruz. IMDb

UK: The Director's Cut/Extended Version was passed PG uncut for mild language and fantasy violence:

US: The Director's Cut is MPAA PG-13 Rated for:

  • 2009 Lions Gate 15th Anniversary Edition [Theatrical + Director's Cut] R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2003 Lions Gate Ultimate Edition [Theatrical + Director's Cut] R1 DVD at US Amazon

From version details on IMDb. Additional scenes in the Director's Cut:

  • An additional scene added straight in at the beginning immediately after the opening titles (originally it faded to the dig at giza) shows the entirety of the scene where Ra takes over the body of the caveboy showing the cavemen running from the light in the sky and showing him walking towards it. From this point it fades to the original opening scene at the Giza dig.
  • Moments after the stargate has been hoisted up by the workmen at the Giza dig, people notice that there is something underneath it: a group of the Hora guards encased in the stone. The director's commentary on the DVD states that these are other guards that have come through the gate after it was sealed and were re-integrated straight into the stone.
  • In the scene after the stargate has been opened for the first time and the military are checking the pictures of the marking of the gate on the other gate, after James Spader says he is 'positive' he can decipher the symbols, Kurt Russel's character turns and says "it's your call" in the theatrical version. In the special edition the line has been re-dubbed by him saying instead now "he's full of shit" - presumably this was done for rating purposes of the theatrical release.
  • An additional scene before Kurt Russell is gearing up with the group about to go through the stargate, shows him going to a secured area to look at the stone/fossil Hora's.
  • When the army group are setting up the camp in the desert there is a longer scene where the group discuss more about how the stargate works and how they are going to get back to Earth. The scene during the sandstorm inside the pyramid is also extended with more footage of them talking about the sandstorm and how they are going to get back to earth.
  • When the sandstorm initially hits at the nagada village and Kurt Russell, James Spader and the others are locked inside the city, they decide that they do not want to stay and decide to leave; when the natives try to stop them Kurt Russell shoots at the ground to frightem them off. The boy (whom he later befriends) takes him up above to see the sandstorm approach. After this, a native that they were holding at gunpoint is released and Jackson comments "Sandstorm, that would have been a brilliant reason to shoot everyone".
  • The scene when James Spader awakes in the sarcophagus after being killed is extended, showing him walking towards Ra's chamber, seeing a cat sitting on Ra's throne.
  • When James Spader turns and shoots at Ra instead of his comrades so that they can flee, there are several extended cuts put in. Originally they were just ushered away by the natives, in the special edition they ride away on one of the Mastadges. Kurt Russell and James Spader are then seen lost in a sandstorm and found by the boys, and taken to the caves (which is in the theatrical edition); an additional scene after this sees the boys feeding the Mastadges outside the caves.
BBFC uncut PG cert 115:56s The Theatrical Version was passed PG uncut for:
  • 1995 Guild VHS
  • 1994 cinema release
Stargate SG-1: Children of the Gods

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BBFC uncut 15 cert 88:23s 1998/2009 US TV Sci-Fi by Mario Azzopardi.
With Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks and Amanda Tapping. IMDb

The Final Cut was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2009 20th Century Fox Online
  • 2009 20th Century Fox R2 DVD

From IMDb:

  • In 2009 MGM released a re-edited version Certain scenes have been trimmed slightly to make the pace of the film flow faster
  • One new scene has been added.
  • Scenes with violence have been toned down
  • The infamous full frontal nudity shots of actress Vaitiare Bandera have been removed.
  • Also,the visual effects have been enhanced
  • Composer Joel Goldsmith has re-scored the entire film with new music instead of the re-used David Arnold score from the 1994 feature.
BBFC uncut 18 93:06s The Original Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2000 MGM R2 DVD
BBFC uncut PG cert 85:12s A shortened cut version was passed PG without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1998 Warner VHS
Starlet Starlet is a 2012 USA/UK drama by Sean Baker

See Hardcore 18s List: Starlet

Starship Troopers

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Starship Troopers is a 1997 USA action Sci-Fi film by Paul Verhoeven.
Starring Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards and Dina Meyer. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. This version has been distributed for all releases since. The BBFC initially awarded a 15 rating for cinema release but changed this to 18 for home video releases.

Summary Notes

In the distant future high school kids are encouraged to become citizens by joining the military. What they don't know is that they'll soon be engaged in a full scale war against a planet of alien insects. The fight is on to ensure the safety of humanity.

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
cut

best available
best
available

18

MPAA R

123:57s UK: Passed 18 without BBFC cuts for: UK: Passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1997 cinema release

The BBFC felt that their 15 rating for the cinema release was too lenient and changed their minds to 18 for the subsequent video.

US: Cut and MPAA R Rated for:

From IMDb:

To avoid an NC-17 rating, 4 seconds had to be trimmed from a decapitation during the last battle at the military base.

The missing scene has been spotted in a TV version but no sign of a restoration to DVD/Blu-ray. So for the moment this is the best available.

State of Divinity: Episodes 25-28

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3s 15 cert 179:46s 1996 release by Chan Sheung Kuen
Stay

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  • El umbral

Stay DVD Ewan McGregor

Stay is a 2005 USA mystery thriller by Marc Forster.
Starring Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts and Ryan Gosling. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for for 15 rated cinema release but was uncut for 18 rated DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

A thought-provoking and haunting exploration of how reality and dream-states may combine to form complex interactions. The line between the imagination and reality blurs when an accomplished Psychiatrist takes on a patient that appears to be suicidal.

Cutting Edge: Quick Trims

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Cutting Edge Stay

Quick Trims 20: Stay on YouTube.
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BBFC uncut
uncut
18

MPAA R

94:50s

UK: Passed 18 uncut for references to suicide for: US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
cut
15 94:50s

UK: Passed 15 for strong language, bloody images and references to suicide for after BBFC category cuts :
  • 2006 20th Century Fox video not released
  • 2005 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

Stay was cut to remove a verbal description of a suicide technique that we felt was unsuitable at '15'. The company removed the line in question and replaced it with another, so no running time was lost.
Stay Alive

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  • Death Game

Stay Alive Directors Cut Widescreen

BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut

15 cert

MPAA
PG-13

82:44s 2006 US horror by William Brent Bell

The BBFC passed the US PG-13 Rated Theatrical Version without BBFC cuts for the 2006 cinema release and 2007 Film Flex DVD.

The PG-13 was substantially cut by about 14 minutes. Cuts were made to achieve the low rating and to shorten the running time.

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

The Director's Cut region 1 DVD is available via UK Amazon
The Director's Cut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon

Review from US Amazon : Killer Video Game

I seem to be in the minority, but I thought this movie was awesome. Maybe it's because I play a lot of computer games and I thought the premise of a killer video game was really clever (maybe not unique, but well done.)

The plot revolves around a mysterious video game being tested by a couple of game testers. No one seems to know its origin, but it soon becomes apparent that when you play the game and your character dies, you soon meet the same fate in real life.

The game is based on the real-life serial killer Elizabeth Bathory, a 16th century Hungarian countess who killed and tortured hundreds of girls. The movie takes some liberty with the facts, such as having The Countess, as she's called, move to America, where she finds the requisite spooky old manor to inhabit.

I found the blending of game and reality very well-done and intriguing. I won't spoil the ending, but the heroes eventually find the body of the actual Countess, and guess what- she's not dead! (surprise) There is a pretty cool final scene where they battle this vicious vixen, who I thought was one of the coolest movie monsters I've seen in a while.

Steel Dawn

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Steel Dawn DVD Patrick Swayze  

Steel Dawn is a 1987 USA action Sci-Fi adventure by Lance Hool.
Starring Patrick Swayze, Lisa Niemi and Anthony Zerbe. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for the 18 rated 1988 VHS. The BBFC waived its cuts for 2003 15 rated DVD

Summary Notes

In a post-apocalyptic world, a warrior wandering through the desert comes upon a group of settlers who are being menaced by a murderous gang that is after the water they control.

uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA R

96:12s UK: Passed 15 uncut after all previous BBFC cuts were waived for: US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
21s
18 95:50s UK: Passed 18 after 21s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1988 Virgin VHS

The BBFC cuts were:

  • A scene featuring nunchuka was deleted
The Stendhal Syndrome

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  • La Sindrome di Stendhal
  • Stendhal's Syndrome

The Stendhal Syndrome DVD

 

The Stendhal Syndrome is a 1996 Italy horror mystery thriller by Dario Argento.
Starring Asia Argento, Thomas Kretschmann and Marco Leonardi. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1996 VHS and 1999 DVD. Uncut and 18 rated since 2004 DVD. There is narrative scene missing from the English version as compared with the Italian version.

Summary Review

Anna Manni is a policewoman trying to capture a vicious serial rapist and killer. The problem is that she suffers from "Stendhal's syndrome", a psychosomatic disease that gives her dizziness and hallucinations when she is exposed to the sight of paintings and artistic masterpieces. When the maniac lures her into a trap inside Florence's famous Uffizi museum, her troubles are just beginning...

This movie is definitely one of Argento's best. As usual the movie features Argento's masterful camerawork and artistic set design.

The movie also features enough scares to satisfy any horror fan. Where this movie truly shines, however, is in it's psychological aspects. It is unbearable at times to watch the tortures which Argento puts his daughter Asia through.

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

114:32s UK: The Original Italian Version was releases 18 uncut for:
The 2010 Arrow DVD is said to be the full uncut Original Italian Version but no mention of a longer version on the BBFC database.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC uncut 18 118:01s
=113:18s
UK: The English Language Version was passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2004 Arrow R2 DVD

T he uncut English Version marketed outside of Italy but is missing 2 minutes of uncontentious scenes present in the Italian version.

From version details on IMDb :

  • Missing scene where Anna calls the husband of one of Alfredo's victims
  • Missing scene where Anna meets Marie's mother (Veronica Lazar).
BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut
2:47s

18 110:42s UK: A pre-cut version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1999 Marquee DVD
  • 1996 Guild VHS

The Marquee DVD released in May 1999 contains all the material which had been pre-cut from the UK video version. Since the uncut version wasn't submitted to the BBFC, this version was withdrawn and re-released in a cut form. The new cut release has a colour graphic on the disc itself, whereas the uncut version had a black and white label.

There were 11 pre-cut s totalling 2m:47s:

  1. In the rape of Anna (Asia Argento) by Alfredo (Thomas Kretschmann) 12s are removed that show Alfredo rolling a razor blade around in his mouth and then removing it. A couple of response shots from Anna are also effected.
  2. 14s have been removed from the subsequent rape of another woman whilst Anna is still watching. A shot of Alfredo holding a gun next to the victims face. The infamous slow motion close up of a bullet being fired through the victims mouth and face has been removed along with the view though the newly made hole. This cut is rather ineptly done as Anna screams and then gets covered in blood without any obvious reason.
  3. An entire scene lasting 100s has been eliminated showing Anna returning home to a rather cold and unfriendly reception from her family. Scene setting only.
  4. Alfredo moves on to another rape of a woman in a dress shop.10s of Alfredo hitting the woman in the face have been cut along with another 6s of a slow motion bullet going off by the woman's head. The bullet reflects an image of Alfredo as it passes him by.
  5. Anna gets raped again in Alfredo's hideout but we miss 11s of the action, Some screaming by Anna, s hot of Alfredo from Anna's point of view and Anna being hit in the face.
  6. In this version, Anna suffers 10s less of a razor blade being drawn down her cheek and she loses a view of Alfredo.
  7. Eventually Anna gets the upper hand and she gets to give Alfredo a beating with her gun. She hits him 6 times in the original but only 4 times in this version.
Step Brothers

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uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

101:10s 2008 US comedy by Adam McKay

The US Unrated Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for the 2008 Sony DVD/Blu-ray

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

The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon
The uncut US Blu-ray is available at US Amazon

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC uncut 15 cert

MPAA
R Rated

93:45s The US R Rated Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for the 2008 cinema release and 2008 Sony DVD/Blu-ray
Step Up 4: Miami Heat  

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Step Up 4: Miami Heat is a 2012 US musical drama by Scott Speer.
With Kathryn McCormick, Ryan Guzman and Cleopatra Coleman. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for a PG rated cinema release. Uncut for UK 12 rated video and all releases in the US at PG-13
uncut
uncut
12 cert

MPAA PG-13

94:57s UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate language, mild sex references and violence with cinema cuts reinstated for:

US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:

BBFC cut
5s
PG cert 99:03s
=95:05s
UK: Passed PG for mild language, sex references and violence, after 5s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2012 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

  • The company chose to remove language (in this case, an inadequately obscured use of motherfucking and an aggressive use of bitch') in order for the work to be passed at PG . An uncut 12A was available to the company.

Step Up: All In

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Step Up 5 All DVD

Step Up: All In is a 2014 USA romance by Trish Sie.
Starring Alyson Stoner, Briana Evigan and Adam G Sevani. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
BBFC advised category cuts were required for a PG rated 2014 cinema release but uncut on 12 rated home video. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.

Summary Notes

All-stars from the previous Step Up installments come together in glittering Las Vegas, battling for a victory that could define their dreams and their careers.

uncut
uncut
12

MPAA PG-13

107:38s UK: Passed 12 uncut for infrequent strong language for:

US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:

BBFC cut
advised category cuts
PG 111:44s
=107:16s
 
UK: Passed PG for mild bad language, rude gestures, sex references after pre-cuts for:
  • 2014 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • This film was originally seen for advice. The BBFC advised the company that it was likely to be classified 12A, but that their preferred PG could be achieved by removing two uses of strong language ('fuck'). When the film was submitted for formal classification, both uses of strong language had been removed.
The Stepfather

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The Stepfather DVD Jon Tenney
 

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uncut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

97:55s The Stepfather is a 2009 US horror by Nelson McCormick.
With Penn Badgley, Dylan Walsh and Sela Ward. YouTube icon IMDb

UK: The Extreme Director's Cut/Unrated Version was passed 15 uncut for:

Germany: The Extreme Director's Cut/Unrated Version was passed 16 uncut for:

US: Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:

MPAA
48s
MPAA
PG-13
~101:00s
 
US: PG-13 rated versions are cut by 48s

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . Even though all the cuts include violent content, the unrated version of the thriller still isn't a bloodbath.

BBFC
advised
cuts

MPAA
48s

15 cert 101:20s
=97:17s
UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 15 after further BBFC suggested cuts were implemented for:
  • 2009 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

  • During post-production, the distributor sought and was given advice on how to secure the desired classification. Following this advice, certain changes were made prior to submission.

The BBFC explained the 15 rating further:

The Stepfather is a psychological horror/thriller about a serial killer who finds his victims by marrying young divorced or widowed women with children. It has been passed 15 for strong psychological threat and menace and violence.

The main protagonist in the film commits a number of murders in order to protect his anonymity and, while these murders do not contain strong detail, they are all strong in terms of the brutal and callous nature of the killings. There is also an unrelenting sense of threat and menace as the killer's new family start to suspect him and, consequently, place themselves in danger. The Guidelines at 12A only allow for moderate physical and psychological threat and these scenes are stronger and more disturbing and, consequently, most appropriately placed at 15 . Stronger and bloodier violence occurs at the film's climax and contain some focus upon injuries and blood which also secure the 15 classification.

The US release

Stepfather II

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  • Stepfather II: Make Room for Daddy
  • Stepfather 2: Make Room for Daddy
BBFC uncut 18 83:56s 1989 UK/US horror by Jeff Burr.
With Terry O'Quinn, Meg Foster and Caroline Williams . IMDb

The US R Rated Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2002 Carlton/ITV R2 DVD
  • 1990 Virgin VHS
  • 1990 cinema release

There is a German X Rated DVD with English audio) with deleted material reinserted. Available via UK Amazon

Steve O: Don't Try This at Home

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  • Don't Try This at Home: The Steve-O Video

Dont Try This Home Steve O

2:14s 18 30:43s 2001 US stunt video

Cut when submitted by ILC Prime in 2002. The BBFC justified their decision as follows: Company was obliged to cut sight of Steve-O engaged in activities likely to harm potential viewers by imitation (intravenous vodka injection and surrounding himself in lighted fireworks)

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

Cut scenes:

  • Steve O ignites mini rocket firework with the stick in his mouth
  • Steve O dancing on a car adorned by fire crackers going off. Then standing near the car which explodes in a ball of fireworks
  • Steve O and friend suffering the smoke from a firework lit in a car

Replacement scenes:

  • Steve O licking a hairy chested man's nipple
  • Steve O drinking bong water

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

Steve O: Don't Try This at Home: The Tour

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  • Don't Try This at Home: The Steve-O Video Vol 2

Dont Try This At Home

2:52s 18 48:19s 2002 stunt video by Nick Dunlap

The BBFC justified their decision as follows: Cuts required to remove scene in which a woman has flammable liquid spread on her breasts and set alight and a further scene in which an apparent bystander appears to be genuinely assaulted with a skateboard. The distributor was also required to place a warning caption after the main title.

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

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

Steve O: Gross Misconduct Uncensored - Bonus Materials

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11s 18 71:54s
 
Not known (Ventura International)

Cut in 2006 with the following BBFC comment: The cuts were Compulsory. Cut required to remove non-UK classification statement from caption at start of work

Steve O: The Early Years

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22s 18 44:06s 2004 US stunt video

Cut when submitted in 2004 with the following BBFC statement: In addition to obviously dangerous activities, the video work contained stunts which were potentially fatal, but which were presented as fun, easily copied and without any apparent harmful consequences. Most notably Steve-O was choked in a headlock until he lost consciousness. The Board took the view that the potential for imitation with possibly fatal consequences was too great and cuts were required.

Steve O: Out on Bail

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  • Steve O: Vol 3: Out on Bail

Steve O: Out on Bail DVD cvover

  18 117:41s 2003 US stunt video

Cut when submitted in 2003 with the following BBFC statement: Cuts to choking, for public indecency, drug preparation and use were required from the original submission. On receipt of the cuts list, the distributor chose to withdraw that submission from the classification process. This version was then submitted as a new work. It lacks the scenes which would have been cut from the original submission but includes some new material and other minor changes. It was passed without cuts.

In particular the BBFC cut a scene where Steve-O was choked in a headlock until he lost consciousness.

Uncut on Region 1 DVD available at US Amazon

Stick

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13s 18 104:24s 1985 US film by Burt Reynolds
Stick It

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Stick It DVD cover

1s PG Cert 98:53s 2006 German/US comedy by Jessica Bendinger

The cinema release was cut by 9s in 2006 and the Buena Vista DVD was cut by 1s in 2007 (presumably to achieve the same end)

The BBFC commented: Company chose to remove a partial use of strong language, "Motherf...." in order to obtain a PG. An uncut 12A was available.

The distributor appealed an initial 12A decision. The reconsideration team, which included both the Director and Head of Policy, determined that the work could be awarded the PG category if a partially obscured use of strong language was removed from the lyrics of a rap song.

The uncut US DVD is available at US Amazon with a PG-13 rating

Still the Water

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Poster Still the Water 2014 Naomi Kawase

Still the Water is a 2014 France / Japan / Spain romance by Naomi Kawase.
Starring Nijirô Murakami, Jun Yoshinaga and Miyuki Matsuda. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb  
Cut for 2015 cinema release to avoid a ban for animal cruelty.

Summary Notes

On the subtropical Japanese island of Amami, traditions about nature remain eternal. During the full-moon night of traditional dances in August, 16-year-old Kaito discovers a dead body floating in the sea. His girlfriend Kyoko will attempt to help him understand this mysterious discovery. Together, Kaito and Kyoko will learn to become adults by experiencing the interwoven cycles of life, death and love.

BBFC cut
advised category cuts
15 118:41s UK: Passed 15 for infrequent strong sex after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:
  • 2015 Soda Pictures. [Subtitled] video
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Scenes from this film were originally shown to the BBFC for advice. The company was informed that one scene was likely to be in breach of the Cinematograph Films (Animals) Act 1937 and was therefore unlikely to be suitable for classification. When the film was submitted for formal classification, this scene had been cut.
Stitch! The Movie

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  • Disney's Stitch! The Movie

Stitch! The Movie

20s U cert 57:52s 2003 US cartoon by Tony Craig & Roberts Gannaway

The BBFC cut the Buena Vista DVD by 20s in 2003: Distributor chose to cut sight of imitable technique (cartoon character misusing electric wires) to gain a U. A PG uncut was available to the company.

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

Stolen Goods

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1934 US western by Robert N Bradbury

See Blue Steel

Stolen Kisses

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  • Baisers volés
BBFC uncut 15 cert 86:59s 1968 France drama by François Truffaut . With Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade and Delphine Seyrig. IMDb

No BBFC cuts noted for:

  • 2007 Cinema Club DVD
  • 1994 Artificial Eye VHS
cut X cert   The BBFC cut the 1969 cinema release.

The submitted running time was noted as 90:50s = 87:12s

The Stone Killer

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  • A Complete State of Death
  • L'assassino di pietra

The Stone Killer Blu-rayCombo

The Stone Killer is a 1973 Italy / USA action crime thriller by Michael Winner.
Starring Charles Bronson, Martin Balsam and Jack Colvin. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1973 cinema release. Uncut on 18 rated VHS and later, 15 rated DVD and Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

Top detective Lou Torrey is transferred to Los Angeles and uncovers a plot by a Sicilian mafioso to use Vietnam veterans to murder all his enemies in a rerun of the "Sicilian Vespers" when the previous generation of Sicilian mafiosi were all killed on a single day. Torrey gets various clues that something big is about to happen but will he discover what is planned before the big day ?

BBFC uncut
uncut
15

18

MPAA R

91:08s

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence for:
  • 2017 Powerhouse FIlms (RB) Blu-ray/(R2) Combo at UK Amazon
  • 2010 Sony video

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

  • 1986 RCA/Columbia Pictures VHS
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
X submitted
95:19s
=91:30s
UK: Passed X (18) after compulsory cuts for:
  • 1973 cinema release

From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were:

  • The footage of Lawrence darting round the room shooting the dead/injured mafia dons with a pistol (to ensure all are dead) was cut.
Stoner

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  • Tie jin gang da po zi yang guan

Collection TAEKWONDO STRIKES TOURNAMENT HIMALAYAN

Stoner is a 1974 Australia / Hong Kong / USA action thriller by Feng Huang.
Starring George Lazenby, Angela Mao and Betty Ting Pei. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

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

Summary Notes

Stoner, an Australian cop, has been investigating the spread of a mysterious addictive drug that acts like an aphrodisiac and a hallucenogen on anyone who takes it. When his own sister falls under its influence, he travels to Hong Kong to hunt down the man behind the drug trade, the evil billionaire Mr. Chin. At the same time, a Taiwanese officer has also been sent to stop Chin's drug empire. Together, She and Stoner battle the drug kingpin's dealers and henchmen.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
R rated
  US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2014 Shout! Factory Angela Mao Ying Collection R1 DVD at US Amazon
BBFC cut
cut
X cert   UK: Passed X after compulsory BBFC cuts for:
  • 1974 cinema release
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot

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  • Arrête, ou ma mère va tirer!

Stop mom will Shoot Blu ray

Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot is a 1992 USA action comedy romance by Roger Spottiswoode.
Starring Sylvester Stallone, Estelle Getty and JoBeth Williams. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for a 1992 PG rated cinema release. Uncut and PG rated on home video. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.

Summary Notes

A tough police sergeant's mother comes to visit him, and promptly starts trying to fix up his life, much to his embarrassment. For his birthday she buys him a machine gun out of the back of a van, and begins to further interfere with his job and love life, eventually helping him with a case he's on.

BBFC uncut
uncut
PG

MPAA PG-13

83:29s

UK: Passed PG uncut for:
  • 2016 Media Sales/Final Cut Entertainment RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2016 Media Sales/Final Cut Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2003 Universal Pictures (UK) video
  • 1992 CIC VHS
From IMDb. All UK video releases were uncut.
US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:
BBFC cut
category cuts
6s
PG 87:28s
=83:58s

submitted
87:34s
=84:04s
UK: Passed PG after 6s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1992 CIC VHS
  • 1992 cinema release

From IMDb. The original UK cinema version was cut by 6s by the BBFC:

  • to remove shots of a man's hand being crushed in a door and
  • to edit the sounds of a man's scream and crash as he is thrown from a window.
Storage 24

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Storage 24 is a 2012 UK Sci-Fi horror by Johannes Roberts.
With Noel Clarke, Colin O'Donoghue and Antonia Campbell-Hughes. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

BBFC advised category cuts for a 15 rating. Presumably these cuts were carried over into the US release

Summary Notes

In London, a military plane crashes leaving its highly classified contents strewn across the city. Completely unaware that the city is in lockdown, a group of people become trapped inside a storage facility with a highly unwelcome guest.

BBFC cut
Advised category cuts
15 cert 83:19s UK: Passed 15 for strong language, threat and horror after pre-cuts for:
  • 2012 Universal R2 DVD
  • 2012 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

  • During post-production, the distributor sought and was given advice on how to secure the desired classification. Following this advice, certain changes were made prior to submission
  • The level of gore was reduced in some scenes [including Ned Dennhey's death] by cutting or visual darkening
Stories of Our Lives Stories of Our Lives is a 2014 Kenya by Jim Chuchu.

See Banned International: Stories of Our Lives

Storm Rider

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  • The Grand Duel
  • Il Grande Duello
  • Drei Vaterunser fur vier Halunken
  • Le Grand Duel
  • Hell's Fighters
  • The Big Showdown
uncut
uncut
MPAA
R Rated
~94:00s Storm Rider is a 1972 Italy/France/West Germany/Monaco western by Giancarlo Santi.
With Lee Van Cleef, Alberto Dentice and Jess Hahn. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC cut
3-5s
15 cert

18

89:24s UK: Passed 15 after 5s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2008 Pegasus R2 DVD titled The Grand Duel

UK: Passed 18 after 3s of BBFC cuts for:

  • 1988 Drumfire VHS titled Storm Rider

The BBFC commented:

  • Distributor was required to remove a shot of an illegal horse fall.
Stormhouse

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Stormhouse DVD Region Import NTSC

Stormhouse is a 2011 UK horror by Dan Turner.
With Grant Masters, Patrick Flynn and Grahame Fox. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for a 15 rating. Uncut in the US

Summary Notes

In 2002, 11 months before the invasion of Iraq, the military captured and imprisoned a supernatural entity at Stormhouse, a secret underground base. This film documents the final four days of that experiment. 'Ghost whisperer' Hayley Sands is brought to Stormhouse by the government to make contact with the captured entity. Her arrival triggers a series of events which lead to the entity's escape, plunging the base into a horrific nightmare.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
R Rated
~87:00s US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:
BBFC cut
category
cuts
1s
15 cert 86:56s UK: Passed 15 for strong language and bloody violence after 1s of BBFC cuts for category for:
  • 2012 High Fliers R2 DVD

The BBFC commented:

  • The company chose to remove a crude and aggressive use of very strong language in order to obtain a 15 classification. An uncut 18 classification was available.

The BBFC cut was:

  • A possessed Justin Rourke tells a distraught Jayley: Justin want to fuck you in your dirty little cunt. The volume of music is turned up obscure the word 'cunt'
The Stormriders

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  • The Storm Riders
  • Fung wan: Hung ba tin ha
  • Feng yun
  • Feng yun xiong ba tian xia
uncut
uncut
12 cert

MPAA
Unrated

127:39s 1988 Hong Kong action film by Wai-keung Lau.
With Aaron Kwok, Ekin Cheng and Sonny Chiba. IMDb

UK: The Director's Cut/Hong Kong Version was passed 12 uncut for:

  • 2001 MIA Special Edition (Director's Cut + US Version) R2 DVD at UK Amazon

US: The Director's Cut/Hong Kong Version is MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2009 Discotek Special Edition (Director's Cut + US Version) R1 DVD at US Amazon

From IMDb. The original Hong Kong version runs 38 minutes longer than the butchered American version.

  • The scenes with Wind and Cloud as young children are cut the most
  • The bamboo forest battle between Lord Conquer and Wind's father is one of many scenes missing altogether.
  • The American version offers an English translation of the onscreen character names that accompany each character's first apperance in the film
  • The cuts for violence, presumably made to secure a PG-13 rating, render much of the film incomprehensible.
BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut
37:30s

12 cert 89:12s The International Version was passed 12 uncut for
  • 2001 MIA Special Edition (Director's Cut + US Version) R2 DVD
The Story of O

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  • Story of O
  • Histoire d'O
  • Die Geschichte der O

Story O DVD Corinne Clery  

Story of O is a 1975 France / West Germany / Canada drama by Just Jaeckin.
Starring Corinne Cléry, Udo Kier and Anthony Steel. BBFC link IMDb
Notably banned by the BBFC for 1975 cinema release. A shortened English language version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for 2000 cinema release and DVD. The English Version is MPAA X rated in the US. The French version is uncut with more philosophising but makes more sense.

Summary Review

The beautiful O is taken by her boyfriend, Rene, to a bizarre retreat, where she is trained in bondage and sexual perversion. Rene discharges a personal debt by transferring possession of O to his step-brother, Sir Stephen.

It is most certainly worth viewing the French original, for its insight into the world of BDSM, although as with the book it is fantasy, but that clearly shows its faithfulness to the book, and is most certainly worth watching, and a valued addition to my DVD collection.

uncut
French Version
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France 
100:48s France: The French Version is uncut for:
BBFC uncut

cut
shortened
English Version

18

MPAA
X rated

92:45s

UK: A shortened English version was passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2000 Arrow Film Distributors video at UK Amazon
  • 2000 cinema release
US: Uncut and MPAA X rated for:

From IMDb. The U.S. English-dubbed print is missing 6 scenes and runs approximately 8 minutes shorter than the original French version. However, the missing footage appears to have been removed for pacing reasons rather than any risque content.

From Amazon. As the UK/US edit stands; it leaves many gaping holes in its poor dialogue dubbing, missing the sense of Réage's story, and at times makes very little sense indeed. The French version easily scores 5 stars for me on the basis it makes sense

banned
banned
Rejected UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1975 cinema release
Storytelling

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BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut

best available
best
available

18

MPAA
Unrated

83:16s Storytelling is a 2001 US comedy drama by Todd Solondz.
With Selma Blair, Leo Fitzpatrick and Robert Wisdom. YouTube icon IMDb

UK: Passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:

US: MPAA Unrated for:

From article from en.wikipedia.org :

The original version of the film featured a third story, concerning, among other things, a closeted football player played by actor James van der Beek. But for unknown reasons, possibly that the character had an explicit sex scene with a male partner Steve Rosen, the entire story was cut from the final version.

See also article from ultraculture.co.uk suggesting that the 'unknown reasons' for the missing segment were down to the MPAA.

MPAA
40s
MPAA
R Rated
~87:00s
=~83:00s
US: The cut US Theatrical Version is MPAA R Rated

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com :

storytelling censored A big red block was used to obscure 2 shots of Vi and the professor talking dirty whilst making out against the wall in a darkened room. This was cut to avoid the NC-17 rating initially awarded.

See article from en.wikipedia.org :

Initially the red box was to have had the word Censored on it, but the MPAA also deemed this unacceptable because they do not consider themselves censors.

Solondz described the addition of the box as a political statement: I was prepared to make that political statement. This is something I've always been prepared to do, as long as the audience is aware of what it's not allowed to see. That's how I feel politically about that.

Straight on Till Morning

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  • Dressed for Death
Straight On Till Morning is a 1972 UK horror by Peter Collinson.
With Rita Tushingham, Shane Briant and James Bolam. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for cinema release. It is unknown if these cuts persist to home video.

BBFC uncut 18 91:44s UK: An unknown version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for: US: An unknown version is MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
cut
X cert submitted
96:01s =92:11s
UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1972 cinema release
Straight Outta Compton

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Straight Outta Compton is a 2015 USA music biography by F Gary Gray.
Starring O'Shea Jackson Jr, Lex Montgomery and Corey Hawkins. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
The Theatrical Version was passed 15 for 2015 cinema release whilst the Director's Cut was passed 18 for 2016 home video. In the US the Theatrical Version was MPAA R rated whilst the Director's Cut was MPAA Unrated

Summary Notes

The group NWA emerges from the streets of Compton, California in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes pop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood.

BBFC uncut
Director's Cut
18

MPAA
Unrated

166:33s

UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for strong sex, drug use for:
  • 2016 Universal [Director's Cut + Theatrical Version] R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2016 Universal [Director's Cut] R2 DVD at UK Amazon
The BBFC commented in its Annual Report covering 2015:

Although the level of sexual detail was permissible at 15 on film, the subsequent DVD release contained an extended Director's Cut featuring a threesome incorporating drug use, and a scene in which characters watch a porn film; neither of these scenes were present in the cinema version. Therefore, the DVD release is classified 18 for strong sex and drug use.

US: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2016 Universal [Director's Cut + Theatrical Version] R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon
BBFC uncut
Theatrical Version

mpaa cut
cut

15

MPAA R

146:39s
=140:47s

UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 15 for strong language, sex, violence, drug use without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 2016 Universal [Director's Cut + Theatrical Version] RB Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2015 cinema release
US: Cut and MPAA R rated for:
Strange Behaviour

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  • Dead Kids
  • Human Experiments
  • Small Town Massacre

Dead Kids Blu ray DVD Combo

Strange Behavior is a 1981 Australia/USA/New Zealand Sci-Fi horror mystery by Michael Laughlin.
With Michael Murphy, Louise Fletcher and Dan Shor. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Released uncut on pre-cert VHS and was seized by the police during the Video Nasties Panic but did not make the Video Nasties list. Then released uncut on 1986 VHS. Cut by the BBFC for DVD. Uncut in the US

Summary Notes

A scientist is experimenting with teenagers and turning them into murderers.

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
R rated

94:48s

 

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 1986 Mighty Fair VHS titled Small Town Massacre

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

BBFC cut
26-41s
18 98:34s
=94:37s
UK: Passed 18 for strong violence after 26-41s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2008 Optimum DVD titled Dead Kids
  • 2004 International Trading DVD titled Strange Behaviour
  • 1993 Vipco VHS titled Human Experiments

The BBFC commented:

  • Cut was required to remove sight of vertical wrist slashing, on grounds of imitability

Thanks to Daniel:

The complete suicide scene can be found on YouTube. It's much more shocking than I remember and does kind of blunt the scene, mainly because you have no idea who she is or why she's doing it. Rewatching the movie with this knowledge reveals just what a cruel scene it is. Still, It's kind of a brilliant film.
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uncut
Section 3 seizure 95:24s UK: Uncut on pre-cert video for:
  • 1982 IFS VHS

The video was seized subject to an Obscene Publications Act Section 3 Seizure Order. This is a legal gambit whereby victims admitted that the videos were 'obscene', and therefore subject to seizure, in return for that being the end of the matter and so avoiding an obscenity trial with the possibility of jail time.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jeckyll and Miss Osbourne

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  • The Blood of Dr Jekyll
  • Docteur Jekyll et les femmes
  • The Bloodbath of Doctor Jekyll
  • The Experiment

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne is a 1981 France / West Germany horror by Walerian Borowczyk.
Starring Udo Kier, Marina Pierro and Patrick Magee. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1984 cinema release and further cut for 1987 VHS. The cuts were waived for 2015 DVD/Blu-ray.

Summary Notes

The film takes place before, during and immediately after the engagement party of Dr.Henry Jekyll and Miss Fanny Osborne, attended by numerous highly respectable guests (a general, a doctor, a priest, a lawyer), the last of which informs the company that a child has been murdered in the street outside. While the others watch a young dancer perform, Dr.Jekyll instructs the lawyer to alter his will, leaving everything to a certain Mr.Hyde. Shortly afterwards, the dancer is found murdered, and the guests realise that one of their number must be a maniac with a prodigious sexual appetite...

  uncut
uncut
  18 91:09s
=87:30s
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex, sexual violence, gory images after previous BBFC cuts waived for;
BBFC cut
2:35s
18 84:22s

submitted
84:54s
UK: Passed 18 after 44s of further BBFC cuts in addition to the cinema cuts so totally 2:35s for :
  • 1987 SID VHS titled The Blood of Dr Jekyll
From IMDb. The British censor seems to have taken offense to all the scenes involving Mr Hyde's ridiculously fake 35cm 'organ' and any reference to it. The BBFC cuts were:
  • Several shots of Mr Hyde beating a little girl to death are missing.
  • The scene between Mr Hyde and the General's daughter is missing several organ shots.
  • A brief shot of Hyde's organ is missing during his attack on Jekyll's male guest.
  • A whole scene showing the doctors examining the dancer's dead body is missing.
  • The General whipping his daughter is greatly reduced.
  • A scene where the doctors discover the male guest's body is cut to avoid references to the dreaded organ.
  • The climax where Mr. Hyde and his "wife" Fanny burn down the house is missing two incredibly graphic shots of dead bodies.
  • Finally the scene where Fanny murders her mother has been shortened.
BBFC cut
1:51s
18 89:31s
=85:56s

UK: Passed 18 after 1:51s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1984 cinema release titled The Blood of Dr Jekyll
cut
cut
pre-cert VHS 85:09s UK: An unknown but short version was released on pre-cert video for:
  • 1984 VTC VHS
Strange Days

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Strange Days is a 1995 USA crime Sci-Fi mystery by Kathryn Bigelow.
Starring Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett and Juliette Lewis. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an 18 rated 1995 cinema release and further cut for home video. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

Set in the year 1999 during the last days of the old millennium, the movie tells the story of Lenny Nero, an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions. One day he receives a disc which contains the memories of a murderer killing a prostitute. Lenny investigates and is pulled deeper and deeper in a whirl of blackmail, murder and rape. Will he survive and solve the case?

This is a movie people either love or hate. This is a gutsy film that takes a lot of chances in terms of plot, performance and presentation. If nothing else, you will love Angela Bassett. She's amazing not for the kung fu moves -- her character is the voice of reason, and her performance is stunningly genuine.

At its most basic level, "Strange Days" is a thriller -- futuristic film noir, with all of the traditional characters. But don't let the title or the plot summaries fool you -- this is a film that is less about new technology, science fiction and the future, and much more about the volatility of race and police relations in the USA. This is a character-driven movie, not an effects-driven one.

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uncut
uncut
No Cert

MPAA R

~145:00s
=~139:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

UK:  The 1997 UK widescreen VHS is reported to have been accidentally issued uncut.

UK: Thanks to Daniel, May 2008: Uncut on TV

From what I could tell, ITV4 recent screening of STRANGE DAYS was uncut, including the cinema cuts removed from the Point of View rape / murder for the 1995 theatrical release, though this needs confirmation.

BBFC cut
14s
18 139:00 UK: The pre-cut cinema version was passed 18 after a further 13s of compulsory BBFC cuts which now total 14s for:
  • 1997 CIC widescreen VHS
  • 1996 CIC pan & scan VHS

The BBFC provided the following justification for their cuts:

The already reduced rape-murder scene in Strange Days was also found unacceptable on video, where the murder was further reduced to remove sexualised images of forcible breast exposure in a medium which could permit the repeated viewing of such scenes out of context. The scene was designed to convey the dangerous pleasures purveyed by 'snuff movies', but it seemed to the Board to have come perilously close to providing those same pleasures itself. (What a load of bollocks! its my favourite film of the year!)

All the BBFC cuts apply to the rape and murder of Iris in the hotel room:

  • 3 seconds of the stun-gun being applied to Iris's crotch (totally cut, we jump immediately from Nero sitting in the car to a shot of Mace looking in the rear-view mirror)
  • 5 seconds of the 'forcible breast exposing' have been cut
  • 2 seconds of the killer cutting open Iris's trousers are gone (just before he opens his trousers)
  • The rape itself loses 2 seconds in one of the short sequences (we miss at least 1 thrust)
  • A shot of 1 second showing Iris's breasts while being suffocated is missing
  • At the end, another breast shot of 2 seconds has been replaced with Nero's face in the car Well, that's it, 15 seconds
BBFC cut
1s
18 145:00s
=139:12s
UK: Passed 18 after 1s of compulsory BBFC cuts for:
  • 1996 cinema release
The BBFC cuts were:
  •  The Point of View rape scene was reduced. The killer (shown from his point of view) looks at the victims naked breasts prior to assaulting her. James Ferman noted that it had been board policy for 20 years to cut such visuals.
The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh

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  • Lo Strano Vizio Della Signora Wardh
  • Next!
  • The Blade of the Ripper

Strange Vice Mrs Wardh DVD

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uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
R Rated

96:39s The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh is a 1971 Italy/Spain giallo by Sergio Martino.
With George Hilton, Edwige Fenech and Conchita Airoldi. IMDb

Passed 18 uncut for:

The US release is uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

Summary Review: Well-Crafted

A solid, well-crafted giallo that delivers the goods without achieving classic status.

The characters are interesting without being in any way sympathetic. The men are manipulative predators and the women play dangerous games. In the last act, the sado-masochistic undercurrents make way for a series of plot twists. While these are not too predictable, the final solution is unremarkable.

Sergio Martino stages some impressive set-piece.

cut
shortened
US flag ~81:00s There are also shorter US versions released as Next ! and The Blade of the Ripper.
banned
banned
rejected   Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1971 cinema release
Stranger by the Lake 2013 France gay drama by Alain Guiraudie

See Hardcore 18s List: Stranger by the Lake

Stranger from Canton

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Stranger Canton DVD Region NTSC

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
  Stranger from Canton is a 1973 Hong Kong action film by Yeo Ban-Yee.
With Hao-ran Chen, Yuan Chen and Yi Feng. YouTube icon IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Summary Review: Downright visceral

The film features a solid cast of Hong Kong film luminaries and fight after brutal, bone-crushing fight.

Jason Pai Piao plays a dapper hero who catches knives in his teeth and takes bites out of them. The imposing Thompson Kao Kang plays the lead villain, a dangerous fighter who wields his queue--or pigtail--as a weapon.

The fights in this movie are downright visceral. If you enjoy the dark, violent martial arts films of this period, Stranger from Canton will be right up your alley.

BBFC cut
35s
18 87:11s UK: Passed 18 after 35s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 VPD VHS
BBFC cut

cut
shortened

X cert 76:03s UK: A shortened version was passed X (18) after further extensive BBFC cuts for:
  • 1976 cinema release
banned
banned
rejected   UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1976 cinema release
The Strangers

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uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

83:50s 2008 US thriller by Bryan Bertino

The BBFC passed the US Unrated or Extended Version 15 uncut for the 2008 Universal DVD

From version details on IMDb

This US Unrated Version includes one additional scene:

  • Kristen, after being stabbed and left for dead, is crawling on the floor of the house to reach Mike's ringing cell phone, only to have it ring off before she can answer it. Then the Man in the Mask appears again, takes the phone away from her, and walks out the front door with it, leaving Kristen dying on the floor.
BBFC uncut 15 cert

MPAA
R Rated

81:36s The BBFC passed the Theatrical Version 15 without cuts for the 2008 cinema release and 2008 Universal DVD
The Strangler

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Strangler The

The Strangler is a 1964 USA horror by Burt Topper.
Starring Victor Buono, David McLean and Diane Sayer. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1964 cinema release. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

Leo Kroll, a lab technician in a large unnamed city, is responsible for the strangulation murders of several young nurses. He feels that in some twisted way, that he is getting back at his overbearing shrew of a mother. Leo also kills the nurse who is taking care of his mother in the rest home she is staying at. As a result, Mrs. Kroll dies from a heart attack. He also kills an arcade worker whom he feels can identify him.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~89:00s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
X pre 1970 submitted
88:59s
 
UK: Passed X (18) after compulsory cuts for:
  • 1964 cinema release
Stranglers of Bombay

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cut
pre-cut
~55s
MPAA
Unrated
79:46s
=76:35s
Stranglers of Bombay is a 1959 UK adventure by Terence Fisher
With Guy Rolfe and Allan Cutherbertson.
IMDb

US : The cut Theatrical version is MPAA Unrated.

The US release is the same print as the cut UK cinema version but the scene of a mongoose fighting a snake is included

cut
total
1:02s

BBFC
7s

cut
pre-cut
~55s

15 cert 76:25s UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 15 after a further 7s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1996 Encore VHS

From IMDB:

  • The cinema print was cut by a further 7 seconds with the additional edits being to remove a scene of a mongoose fighting a snake.
BBFC
~55s
A Cert submitted
80:41s
=77:27s
UK: Passed A (PG) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1959 cinema release

From IMDB:

  • BBFC Edits to the kicking of Lewis by thuggees in an alleyway
  • Removal of reaction shots of Karim watching men being branded and strangled.
  • Missing shots of Marie Devereux destined for the Continental Version
uncut
uncut
France flag   The Continental Version was released in France
Straw Dogs

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Straw Dogs is a 1971 USA / UK thriller by Sam Peckinpah.
Starring Dustin Hoffman, Susan George and Peter Vaughan. BBFC link YouTube icon IMDb

Censorship History

The BBFC advised cuts on seeing early rough cuts of the film. The advise was adopted for the 1972 cinema release which became the definitive version of the film.

The film was cut in the US for an R rated theatrical release. The cuts were to the 2 rape scenes, and famously seemed to convert Susan George being taken from behind into a scene of anal rape.

The definitive version was released several times on pre-cert VHS between 1980 and 1985.

The BBFC procrastinated for several years over a post VRA video release, effectively banning the video. The BBFC particularly objected to the first rape scene where the Susan George character ended up enjoying the sex. The cut US R rated version was eventually formally banned twice in 1995.

The cut US R rated version was passed 18 uncut by the BBFC for a 1995 cinema release.

The film was unbanned on video in 2002 when the definitive version was passed 18 uncut for DVD.

Summary Notes

Upon moving to Britain to get away from American violence, astrophysicist David Sumner and his wife Amy are bullied and taken advantage of by the locals hired to do construction. When David finally takes a stand it escalates quickly into a bloody battle as the locals assault his house.

Essentially, what we have is a movie that uproots some of the values, morality and themes governing the mythic cinematic western and transplants them into an English backwater community. The locals are restless, being envious of and despising the American strangers (Dustin Hoffman and wife Susan George) who intrude on their redneck world. The fact that Hoffman's wife used to be one of their own serves to make matters worse, increasing both tension and conflict.

Hoffman wants to avoid trouble and remain peaceable, but ultimately is pushed too far when his cat is killed, wife is raped and his homestead is laid siege to by his tormentors. He stubbornly offers shelter to Niles, the village idiot, who has just inadvertently killed a young girl. His refusal to surrender the man to the (lynch) mob initiates the violent finale. The stage is set for a man doing what a man's gotta do, and this translates as holding the fort whilst killing and maiming as many of the attacking natives as possible.

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BBFC cut
advised
cuts

best available
best
available

18

pre-cert VHS

X cert

MPAA
Unrated

112:51s UK: The pre-cut cinema version was passed 18 without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 2011 Freemantlemedia 40th Anniversary RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2011 Freemantlemedia 40th Anniversary R0 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2004 Prism R2 DVD
  • 2002 Pearson Television/Freemantlemedia R2 DVD
  • 2002 Pearson Television/Freemantlemedia VHS
UK: The pre-cut cinema version was released on pre-cert video for:
  • 1985 VCI VHS
  • 1983 Guild VHS
  • 1980 Guild VHS
There are reports that some dialogue may be missing through print damage
UK: Passed X (18) after unofficial BBFC suggested cuts were implemented prior to submission for:
  • 1972 cinema release

BBFC secretary Stephen Murphy saw the film unofficially at rough cut stage and recommended cuts. The cuts were to:
  • reduce the 2nd party of the rape scene when Norman rapes Amy particularly where Norman takes Amy from behind
  • reduce the death of Charlie in a bear trap.

Even before US censors further compounded the problem, commentators suggested that Murphy's cuts transformed rear entry vaginal sex into forced sodomy.

The cut version became the final version and was not cut further by the BBFC.  It is suspected that longer footage of the second rape scene exists only on the cutting-room floor.

US: The pre-cut cinema version is MPAA Unrated for:

This version has now become the definitive version of the film

The BBFC issued the following statement when the video was unbanned in 2002:

When Straw Dogs was previously considered by the BBFC for video release in 1999, it was refused a classification certificate. This was because its distributor at the time declined to make the cuts requested by the Board to the film's rape scene. The version on which the Board then based its judgement was a pre-cut American print of the film.

In the central scene, Amy, played by Susan George, is raped by her former boyfriend and then by another man. The pre-cut American version deleted most of the second rape in which Amy is clearly demonstrated not to enjoy the act of violation. The cuts made for American distribution, which were made to reduce the duration of the sequence, therefore tended paradoxically to compound the difficulty with the first rape, leaving the audience with the impression that Amy enjoyed the experience. The Board took the view in 1999 that the pre-cut version eroticised the rape and therefore conflicted with the concerns expressed in the Video Recordings Act about promoting harmful activity.

The version considered in 2002 is substantially the original uncut version of the film, restoring much of the unambiguously unpleasant second rape. The ambiguity of the first rape is given context by the second rape, which now makes it quite clear that sexual assault is not something that Amy ultimately welcomes.

For the current submission, the Board showed the video to leading clinical psychologists specialising in work with sex offenders and to a panel of members of the public. The response of the clinical psychologists was that the present version of Straw Dogs was not harmful and was not likely to encourage an interest in rape or abusive behaviour towards women. The psychologists agreed that the ambiguous first rape was in fact a fairly realistic depiction of a quite complex situation. They also agreed that, by the end of the second rape, any general messages reinforcing 'rape myths' were undermined by the lack of ambivalence shown in Amy's reaction to the second attack. It was also noted that Amy's flashbacks later in the film further undermined any impression that she might welcome rape or that it has no serious effect on its victims. The psychologists commented that the scene was filmed in a relatively discreet manner, with limited potential today for titillation.

The issue of context was also important to the members of the public to whom the video was shown as part of a research exercise into the acceptability of images of sexual violence. A focus group of 26 people viewed Straw Dogs , with 20 people accepting '18' uncut as the most appropriate category, 5 suggesting only minor cuts, and only one favouring rejection. No respondent asked for major cuts of the kind required by the Board in 1999.

Significantly, respondents saw the manner in which Amy copes with her experience as essentially positive and concluded that the present version of the scene - as well as the flashbacks shown afterwards - reinforced the idea that rape is not to be taken lightly because of the serious effect it can have on individuals. No concerns about possible harmful effects were identified.

The Board recognises that the rape scene in Straw Dogs has lost only part of its power over the years, despite the age of the film. Nonetheless, in this restored version, and in the light of the evidence of expert opinion, our own conclusion now is that the film has no significant potential to cause harm to viewers or, through their actions, to society as a whole. We have also taken account of the evidence of the public acceptability of the work.

The Board maintains a strict position on depictions of sexual violence that endorse or eroticise harmful behaviour, and will continue to do so. The Board does not believe that the present version of Straw Dogs is in breach of that policy.

The film had previously been passed 'X' uncut for cinema release in 1971 and '18' in the pre-cut version for cinema reissue in 1995.
BBFC cut
cut

mpaa cut
cut

18

MPAA R

116:02s
=111:24s

 

UK: The cut US R-rated version was passed 18 without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 1995 cinema release

US: The cut UK cinema version was further cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. The additional cuts were:

  • 24s cut from first part of rape scene: Cut to shot of Amy reacting to implied initial penetration by Charlie. Cut to 2 shots of Amy seemingly enjoying the sex.
  • 30s cut from second part of rape scene: Shot of Amy screaming in anticipation of further rape as as Norman unbuttons his pants. Shot of Norman raping Amy whilst Venner holds her down. Further cuts mean that the pumping of Amy from behind is reduced to an establishment shot which gives a perspective suggesting anal rape.

This R rated cut has become notorious as it ended up making the first 'rape' scene look worse than it originally did. The uncut version makes it as clear as you can get without going hardcore that rear entry vaginal sex is involved, while the R rated version looks more like forcible sodomy!

banned
banned
rejected  115:42s
=111:04s
UK: The uncut Version was banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1999 VCI VHS

VCI tried again with a submission in 1998, but the BBFC took so long to produce its 200s list of cuts that the rights had expired before a cut version could be created.

UK: The cut US R Rated Version was banned by the BBFC for:

  • 1999 Total Home Entertainment VHS

After an inordinate delay for procrastination, The film had been submitted in 1996) the BBFC commented:
The BBFC offered a list of cuts to the video's distributor but because their period of rights had elapsed, they were unable to consider making the requested cuts.

UK: Later in 1995, the BBFC told Polygram that there was no chance of a video release noting also a new law allowing the BBFC to be stricter when censoring films for home video.

UK: The BBFC told the BFI in 1995 that although it had passed the cut R rated version for cinema, there was no chance of the same version being released on video.

UK: The uncut version was unofficially banned by the BBFC for:

  • 1990 VCI VHS

UK: The uncut version was unofficially banned by the BBFC through delaying tactics for:

  • 1987 VCI VHS
This submission was made doubly impossible due to the bad timing of coinciding with The Hungerford Massacre and the press clamour to ban violent videos, particularly those featuring Rambo.

UK: The uncut version was unofficially banned by the BBFC through delaying tactics for:

  • 1986 Futurevision VHS

After the BBFC were appointed as state censors through the 1984 Video Recordings Act, the film censors assumed a policy of being particularly strict on sexual violence. Straw Dogs was perhaps the most high profile example and simply could not be allowed to pass. Ferman and co spent 14 years stretching out their ludicrous unofficial ban implemented by refusing to get on with the job of examining the film.

BBFC examiners continually recommended a relaxation of the ban throughout the period yet Ferman would never sway from his ban .

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The Strawberry Statement is a 1970 USA romance by Stuart Hagmann.
Starring Bruce Davison, Kim Darby and Bud Cort. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

The International Version is uncut by the BBFC. There is also a shorter US Version

Promotional Material

The phone rings in the college president's office. A coed, one of many students in the room, picks up. "We're sorry, the president will not be in today. The university is under new management." Set to anthemic songs of the time, The Strawberry Statement is both about and from the era of protests that swept campuses in the 1960s and '70s. Bruce Davison plays Simon, an athlete drawn to the excitement of a demonstration, to a girl (Kim Darby) he meets and ultimately, to the cause. The film ends with a police-and-National Guard raid on protesters that gave viewers of the day a knowing unease: student demonstrators had been shot – some fatally -- at Kent State University and Jackson State College in the month prior to the film's release.
uncut
uncut
X cert

MPAA
R rated

108:36s UK: The International Version was passed X uncut for:
  • 1970 cinema release

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

  • 2012 Warner Archive [International + US Version] R0 DVD-R
cut
shortened
MPAA
R rated
101:52s US: The short US Version is MPAA R rated for:
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

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uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
  Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li is a 2009 Canada/India/USA/Japan action fantasy by Andrzej Bartkowiak.
With Kristin Kreuk, Neal McDonough and Michael Clarke Duncan. IMDb

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

MPAA
49s
MPAA
PG-13
92:13s UK: The cut Theatrical version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for strong martial arts violence and threat for:
  • 2009 Optimum RB Blu-ray
  • 2009 Optimum R2 DVD

The violence was toned down by 49s for a PG-13 rating for the US Theatrical release. See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

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Street Fighter: The Ultimate Battle is a 1994 US action film by Steven De Souza.
With Jean-Claude Van Damme, Raul Julia and Ming-Na.
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Cut by the BBFC for a 12 rated cinema release and further cut for VHS and DVD.

Summary Notes:

Col. Guile and various other martial arts heroes fight against the tyranny of Dictator M. Bison and his cohorts.

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uncut
uncut
12 cert

No Cert

MPAA
PG-13

97:14s UK: The film with a commentary track was passed 12 uncut for:

There is no record of the standalone film being passed 12 uncut though.

Based on article from dvdcompare.net. The very first 2004 DVD release with a red banner on the front cover reading A Widescreen Presentation was erroneously released uncut.

US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:

BBFC cut
14s
12 cert 96:19s UK: Passed 12 after 14s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2004 Sony R2 DVD
  • 1998 Columbia/TriStar VHS
  • 1995 Columbia/TriStar VHS

The cinema cuts were re-applied albeit edited differently. An additional video cut was added to the list:

  1. During a prison escape a soldier loses his handgun and suffers a blow to his stomach which was cut.
  2. Another cut to the Vega vs. Ryu fight - this time part of a shot of Ryu headbutting Vega has been trimmed.
BBFC cut
27s
12 cert 100:11s
=
96:11s
UK: Passed 12 after 27s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1995 cinema release

The cinema cuts were:

  1. The opening credits sequence, has been cut to remove Bison's (Raul Julia) two brief neck breaks of the captured soldiers.
  2. A view on a security screen showing a man being shot has been removed
  3. The boardroom scene - when a villan serving coffee attacks Van Damme - is missing a shot of J.C.V.D chopping the bad guy's throat.
  4. The prison break has been cut in three places: in order to remove what looks like a mild ear-clap; a shot of Ken (Damian Chapa) punching - and being punched by - an Allied Nations soldier; and a shot of Ken kicking said soldier out of a moving vehicle.
  5. When the good guys arrive on Bison's fortress - a few frames have been trimmed from Cammy's (Kylie Minogue) twisting of a henchmen's neck.
  6. A shot of Vega slashing at Ryu's (Byron Mann) stomach with his metal claw has been cut.
Street Fighter II: Night Action in Hong Kong

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Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie

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Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie is a 1994 Japan anime by Gisaburo Sugii.
With Kôjiro Shimizu, Kenji Haga and Miki Fujitani. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

The uncut Japanese version was passed 15 by the BBFC and released Unrated in the US. There is also a cut Unrated Version and a further cut PG-13 rated verion.

uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

101:13s UK: The full Japanese Version was passed 15 uncut for:

US: The full Japanese Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut

15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

98:22s UK: A pre-cut version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2001 Manga R2 DVD
  • 1995 Manga VHS

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

  • Chin Li naked taking a shower has been deleted
  • Numerous other uncontentious shortened scenes
cut
cut
MPAA
PG-13
97:37s US: There is also a further cut PG-13 rated version
Street Knight

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uncut
uncut
18 86:34s 1990 US crime action film by Albert Magnoli with Jeff Speakman and Christopher Neame. IMDb

The Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for:

  • 1993 Warner VHS
MPAA
27s
MPAA
R Rated
~91:00s
=~87:00s
The US R Rated release is cut by 27s. See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com
Street Trash

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Street Trash DVD Mike Lackey

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

96:57s Street Trash is a 1987 US comedy horror by Jim Muro Jr.
With Mike Lackey, Bill Chepil and Vic Noto.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

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

  • 2010 Arrow R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2001 Maingrip/Midnite Movies R0 DVD
  • 2001 Maingrip/Midnite Movies VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Summary Review: Lots of Fun

When a liquor store owner finds a case of Viper in his cellar, he decides to sell it to the local hobos at one dollar a bottle, unaware of its true properties. The drinks causes its consumers to melt, very messily. Two homeless lads find themselves up against the effects of the toxic brew, as well as going head to head with Bronson a Vietnam vet with sociopathic tendencies, and the owner of the junkyard they live in.

The ultra-low-budget exploitation flick Street Trash certainly lives up to its name in more ways than one. Not only is it rather trashy when it comes to generally poor or histrionic acting, bawdy humor, gore, and several lingering flashes of T&A, but it is also one of the few films set in New York City's skid row that was actually filmed almost entirely in authentic skid-row venues.

Though Street Trash is blatantly and disgustingly lowbrow, it is nonetheless wildly entertaining and, from a technical standpoint, very well made. The make-up FX are skillfully and artistically executed, and never have latex appliances looked so simultaneously gross and hilarious. The action does lag in a few spots, but most of the time there is a constant flow of either gore, skin, or bawdy gags. Also, in contrast to many near-zero-budget exploitation films, the cinematography is fabulous, director Jim Muro shot the entire film using a rented steadicam, and he was so skilled at it that he went on to become one of Hollywood's greatest steadicam operators. The editing is near perfect, making Street Trash look like a more mainstream, bigger-budget film.

For those who enjoy exploitation horror flicks from the 1970s and 1980s, Street Trash is definitely one of the best.

BBFC cut
6s
18 96:23s UK: Passed 18 after 6s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 Avatar VHS

From IMDb:

  • edits to  a close ups of a severed penis and it spinning through the air
A Streetcar Named Desire

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A Streetcar Name Desire DVD

uncut 12A cert 126:27s 1951 US drama by Elia Kazan

The Restored Version was passed 12A uncut for a 2008 cinema release.

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

uncut 15 cert 119:42s The Restored Version was passed 15 uncut for the 1995 Warner video
cut 15 cert 116:42s The 1951 cinema release was cut in the US and further cut by the BBFC. The same version was released on Guild Home Video in 1986

See Cuts details from angelfire.com :

This 1951 original was heavily cut after a protest from The Catholic Legion Of Decency for very light sexual content. The cuts are to:

  • scenes depicting the sexual tension between Blanche and Stanley
  • a scene depicting Stella's carnal (yikes!) attraction towards her husband (the scene where Stella walks down the stairs to Stanley is heavily edited).
The Streetfighter

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  • Gekitotsu! Satsujin ken
  • Clash! Killer Fist
uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
X Rated

86:59s 1974 Japanese action film by Shigehiro Ozawa.
With Sonny Chiba, Goichi Yamada and Yutaka Nakajima. IMDb

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA X Rated for:

MPAA
17:39s
MPAA
R Rated

Australian Classification Board
M Rated

72:13s
=69:20s
There is also a shortened and cut US R rated version to avoid. This was also released in Australia with an M (15) Rating.
The Streetfighter's Last Revenge

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  • Gyakushû! Satsujin ken
  • Street Fighter Counterattacks!
  • The Street Fighter's Last Revenge

Streetfighters Last Revenge DVD cover

uncut 15 cert 79:57s 1974 Japanese action film by Teruo Ishii

Uncut for a 15 certificate when submitted in 2004

From imdb

The Street Fighter's Last Revenge has only been available in America in a cut R-rated version. Cuts include a fight scene in which Terry rips out an opponent's heart using his bare hands.

However, an uncut version was finally released on Region 2 DVD in England in January of 2005, featuring all of the violence cut from all non-Japanese prints of the film. Prior to this release, the only video version containing this cut was a first-release VHS in Japan. Despite this being the "X rated" cut in America, this version of the film was only given a "15" certificate in England.

The uncut region 2 DVD is available at UK Amazon

Review from US Amazon

The third instalment in the Street Fighter trilogy has the best plot yet. A gang of mobsters wants a formula for synthetic heroin. The gang double crosses Terry (big mistake), murders his girlfriend (bigger mistake) and fails to kill him (biggest mistake). So as expected Terry goes after them and gets his revenge. The gang realizes too late it is bad for one's health to ... off Terry Tsurugi. I liked the action even though I had a pretty good idea what was going to happen after they killed his girlfriend. The action was cool and brutal. I recommend this as well as the first two, Street Fighter and Return of the Street Fighter, whether you are a fan of Bruce Lee or Sonny Chiba.

31s 18 75:03s The Stablecane version was cut when submitted in 1986
  • Sonny Chiba stamping on a guy's throat was cut out
Streets of Gold   15 cert 88:01s 1986 US drama by Joe Roth

The BBFC passed the 2007 Lions Gate DVD without cuts but noted this version as slightly re-edited

  15 cert 89:24s The BBFC passed the 1987 Locus video and 1991 VCI videos 15 without cuts.
uncut 15 cert 95:16s The BBFC passed the 1987 cinema release 15 uncut
Strike of the Panther

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  • Fists of Blood

Strike of the Panther DVD

uncut 18 85:51s 1988 Australia martial arts film by Brian Trenchard-Smith

The BBFC waived their cuts for the 2002 ILC Prime DVD

The uncut region 0 DVD is available via UK Amazon
The uncut region 0 DVD is available via US Amazon

See review from IMDb : Another gem

I couldn't believe it when I saw it, an Australian martial arts movie. Another gem of a film which I came across staying up yet another night.

Jason Blade is back in Perth, Australia, to form a crime task force to assist in the capture of the lethal Jim Baxter, a criminal martial arts master. Baxter has just made a daring escape from jail to renew his vendetta against Blade. When Baxter kidnaps Blade's girlfriend Gemma, a martial arts confrontation ensures from which there can emerge only one victor, Blade.

The final sequence in an abandoned electricity plant is thrilling, with great fight sequences. Along with an old woman psychiatrist, who thinks she's a commando, and a veteran martial arts instructor, Strike of the Panther is great. I just never thought I would see an Australian martial Arts film, because they just didn't exist.

1:38s 18 82:32s The BBFC cut the 1988 Guild Home Video release by 1:38s
  • Cut to remove the sight and use of nunchukas
Striking Back

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  • The New Kids

New Kids John Archie

See trailer from youtube.com

uncut
uncut
MPAA
R Rated
~90:00s Striking Back is a 1985 US horror thriller by Sean S Cunningham.
With Shannon Presby, Lori Loughlin and James Spader. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

Summary Review: Underrated gem

A brother and sister arrive in a small town to help their relatives run an amusement park, and they find the town is terrorized by a local street gang.

This very interesting but sadly underrated gem directed by Sean S. Cunningham ( Friday the 13th ) offers an original variation of both the revenge thriller and vigilante action movie, since it has ordinary common high school teenagers in the lead roles. Basically this means the film begins with harsh but fairly harmless bullying but yet ends with extreme violence and relentless murder.

The New Kids is a competently made and occasionally very suspenseful thriller with tons of action, likable performances and an irresistibly charming 80's atmosphere.

BBFC
54s
18 84:45s Passed 18 after 54s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1988 RCA/Columbia VHS

BBFC cuts from IMDb:

  • cut to edit drug scenes
  • cut shot of a girl's underwear being removed
  • Cut scene of girl being covered in lighter fluid
Strip Nude for your Killer

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  • Nude per l'assassino

Strip Nude Your Killer DVD  

Strip Nude for your Killer is a 1975 Italy mystery thriller by Andrea Bianchi.
Starring Edwige Fenech, Nino Castelnuovo and Femi Benussi. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1979 cinema release. Later uncut and 18 rated on 2008 DVD. Unuct and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Review: Lots of Nudity

A young model dies of a heart attack during a back-alley abortion. After her death a mysterious series of bloody murders take place. Each of the victims are connected to the same studio that Evelyn worked at and each are viciously murdered by the knife wielding killer.

Strip Nude for Your Killer is a sleazy and violent Italian giallo that will surely please fans of Italian cinema.

There is lots of nudity provided by Edwige Fenech, Femi Benussi and Erna Schurer. The jazz score by Berto Pisano is pretty good and the plot is actually very gripping. The killings are quite gory and sadistic and the cinematography by Franco Delli Colli is excellent.

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

93:55s UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex, nudity and violence for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC cut
cut
X cert 88:49s
=85:16s
UK:  Passed 18 after compulsory BBFC cuts for:
  • 1979 cinema release
Strip Poker

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1969 UK crime film by Pete Walker

See The Big Switch

Strip Show

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34s 18 87:17s 1996 release by Richard Styles (High Fliers Video Distribution )
Strip Tease Murder

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  • Strip-tease Murder
Strip Tease Murder is a 1961 UK crime drama by Ernest Morris.
Starring John Hewer, Ann Lynn and Jean Muir. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1961 cinema release. Probably the same cut version was released on 15 rated DVD.

Summary Notes

The stripper Rita is trying to blackmail her former lover, the wealthy Carlos Branco, threatening to reveal his illegal dope trade for the police. Branco responds by hiring the hit man Perkel, an eccentric technician, who has invented a sophisticated technical device for killing people at some distance with the help of a transmitter.

BBFC uncut

cut
cut

best available
best
available

15 63:27s

UK: A short version, maybe the cut cinema version, was passed 15 for moderate sexualised nudity without BBFC cuts for:
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
X pre 1970 submitted
76:52s
=73:48s
UK: Passed X (18) after compulsory cuts for:
  • 1961 cinema release titled Strip-tease Murder
Stripes

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Stripes DVD Bill Murray

See trailer from youtube.com
 

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

MPAA
R Rated

117:49s 1981 US war comedy by Ivan Reitman.
With ill Murray, John Candy and Harold Ramis. IMDb

UK: The Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for:

US: The Extended Version is uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com :

The extra 19 minutes really do make the movie funnier and complete it nicely

BBFC uncut 15 cert 101:37s The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:UK
  • 2007 UCA R2 DVD
  • 1992 VCI VHS
  • 1986 RCA/Columbia VHS
  • 1981 cinema release
Stripped to Kill II

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  • Stripped to Kill II: Live Girls
  • Stripped to Kill 2

Stripped Kill DVD Region NTSC

See trailer from youtube.com

Uncut version is available at:
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
uncut
uncut
MPAA
R Rated
~83:00s
=~79:00s
1989 US thriller by Katt Shea with Maria Ford and Eb Lottimer. IMDb

The US release is uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

Summary Review: Pretty Good

When the razor blade slasher begins his reign of terror in the alleys behind the Los Angeles strip clubs, the most famous stripper in the spotlight must walk a tightrope between her own fragile sanity and the inescapable murderer's blade

There are some real nice aspects to this film, which make the confusing editing and the sudden, mediocre ending to be real disappointments.

There are a lot of topless scenes. This movie also features B-movie queen Debra Lamb doing a fire breathing act. Pretty good.

BBFC
27s
18 78:38s Passed 18 after 27s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1989 MGM/UA VHS
Striptease

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uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

112:15s 1996 US crime drama by Andrew Bergman
With Demi Moore, Burt Reynolds and Armand Assante. IMDb

UK: The Unrated International Version was passed 18 uncut for:

  • 2001 Warner R2 DVD
  • 2000 Warner R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1997 Columbia/TriStar VHS
  • 1996 cinema release

US: The Unrated International Version is MPAA Unrated for:

MPAA
~2:00s
MPAA
R Rated
~115:00s
=~110:00s
US: There is a cut US R Rated version to avoid.
Stromboli

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  • Stromboli Terra Di Dio (stromboli: Land of God)
  • Dopo l'uragano

Stromboli Land God Ingrid Bergman

Stromboli is a 1950 Italy / USA drama by Roberto Rossellini.
Starring Ingrid Bergman, Mario Vitale and Renzo Cesana. BBFC link IMDb
A short version re-edited by RKO was cut by the BBFC for an A rated 1950 cinema release. The full length version has been released in English (1998 VHS) and Italian (2015 DVD) but both versions were cut by the BBFC for animal cruelty. BBC TV broadcasts are uncut.

Summary Notes

Karen, a young woman from the Baltic countries, marries fisherman Antonio to escape from a prisoners camp. But the life in Antonio's village, Stromboli, threatened by the volcano, is a tough one and Karen can not get used to it.

uncut
uncut
TV
BBC
101:55s UK: Uncut on BBC TV. Thanks to Gary:

The BBC have shown this film several times since 1963 (which Radio Times, via the BBC Genome site, billed as an English version of this Italian film). The film was shot without direct sound and the cast are clearly speaking their lines in different languages: Ingrid Bergman in English, the Italian actors in Italian. In 1990 the BBC showed a copy which the Radio Times billed its complete, original form . This print has English audio and has been shown several times since, most recently in 2013, and the scene with the rabbit and ferret is intact. See Gary Couzen's review from film.thedigitalfix.com

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
12s
PG 95:46s

submitted
96:00s
UK: The Italian Version was passed PG for mild sex references, violence, threat after 12s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 2015 BFI Video [Full Frame] video titled Stromboli Terra Di Dio (stromboli: Land of God)
The BBFC commented:
  • Cuts were required to remove all sight of a ferret being set on a rabbit to kill it.
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
10s
PG 101:45s

submitted
101:55s
UK: The English language version was passed PG after 10s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1998 Second Sight Films VHS

The BBFC cuts were:

  • To remove the rabbit and ferret scene as per the 2015 BFI release
BBFC cut
category cuts
A pre 1970 submitted
80:59s
=77:45s
UK: Passed A (PG) after category cuts for:
  • 1950 cinema release

Thanks to Gary:

Passed with cuts in 1950 for an A certificate. No running time on the BBFC site, but this was the version of the film re-edited by RKO which runs 81 minutes, as per the review in the June 1950 Monthly Film Bulletin. No indication as to the extent of the cuts, but if the animal cruelty was included in this version it would no doubt have been cut.

Strongest Man in the World

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  • Mole Men Against the Son of Hercules
  • Maciste, l'uomo piu' forte del mondo

Hercules Collection DVD Region NTSC

The Strongest Man in the World is a 1961 Italy romance by Antonio Leonviola.
With Mark Forest, Moira Orfei and Paul Wynter. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for an A rated cinema release in 1964. Uncut in the US

Summary Notes

Maciste arranges for himself and his new friend Bangor to be captured by a mysterious band of white-clad marauders and taken to an underground city. There the two are forced to turn an enormous wheel along with other captives as part of a gold-and-diamonds mining operation. The underground city's queen, Halis Mosab, takes note of the handsome, muscular Maciste and chooses him to be her consort if he can meet such challenges as saving the kidnapped Princess Saliura from a gigantic ape.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~90:00s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
category
cuts
A Cert   UK: Passed A (PG) after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1964 cinema release
Stryker

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Stryker DVD

Stryker is a 1983 Philippines action Sci-Fi film by Cirio H Santiago.
Starring Steve Sandor, Andrea Savio and William Ostrander. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1983 cinema release, then suffered further pre-cuts for the follow up VHS. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Promotional Material

In the future, after the last breakdown of technology there s debris everywhere, but the most devastating consequence of the state of the post apocalyptic world is the shortage of water. Several groups of marauders, men who have banded together for survival on the parched planet, battle each other in raids for water. In the midst of these savages is a group of brave and beautiful women who have made the most important discovery in the world they have located a water source, but soon their source is exposed and the band of savages are determined to take over the water supply at any cost - the women turn to lone road warrior, Stryker (Steve Sandor, Fire and Ice) for help.
uncut
uncut
MPAA R ~86:00s
=~82:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2017 Kino Lorber (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 3rd January 2017
  • 2017 Kino Lorber R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 3rd January 2017
BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut
1:12s

18 80:43s UK: A precut version by 1:12s was passed 18 without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 1983 Thorn EMI VHS
BBFC
44s
18 84;36s
=81:13s
UK:  Passed 18 after 44s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1983 cinema release
A Study in Terror

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Study Terror DVD John Neville

A Study in Terror is a 1965 UK crime drama horror mystery thriller by James Hill.
With John Neville, Donald Houston and John Fraser. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for cinema release. Uncut on home video and in the US.

Summary Review: Gritty

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson join the hunt for the notorious serial killer, Jack The Ripper.

The harsh colour and ghostly music adds to the gritty realism of the period.

uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

90:14s UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC cut
cut
X cert submitted 94:17s
=90:31s
UK: Passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for;
  • 1965 cinema release

From IMDB. The BBFC cuts were:

  • to reduce shots of blood in the trough
  • to shorten a repeated stabbing
  • shorten scenes of Annie Chapman struggling with her assailant.
Stunt Squad

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  • Vigilante Squad
  • La polizia e' sconfitta

    Stunt Squad Blu ray Marcel Bozzuffi

Stunt Squad is a 1977 Italy action crime thriller by Domenico Paolella.
Starring Marcel Bozzuffi, Vittorio Mezzogiorno and Riccardo Salvino. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for cinema and VHS.

Promotional Material

Shopkeepers have been terrorized by a protection racket in Bologna, and the racketeers have found sneaky ways of planting explosives in the businesses of those who won't pay. Police Inspector Grifi (Marcel Bozzuffi, THE FRENCH CONNECTION) tries to get information from witnesses and criminal informants, but they're all brutally murdered. Grifi has no choice but to form a special squad -- one not bound by the red tape that restricts other cops -- who chase the racketeers with daredevil stunt driving and fight them with precision gunplay.

  MPAA
Unrated
~92:00s US: A restored but short version is MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
~2:22s
18

X cert

89:17s

submitted
95:28s
=91:39s

UK: Passed X/18 after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 Mighty Fair VHS titled Vigilante Squad
  • 1979 cinema release titled Stunt Squad
Stunts Gone Wild!!

Link Here
Uncut 18 23:07s Not known (IPC Media Ltd)

Cut in 2006 with the following BBFC comment: Company required to supply warning caption concerning dangerous imitable techniques

The Suckling Sewage Baby is a 1990 USA horror by Francis Teri.

See Sewage Baby

Suicide Squad Suicide Squad is a 2016 USA action crime fantasy by David Ayer.
Starring Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne and Will Smith. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
The film caused a little bit of a stir as a few film censors from around the world decided that the US PG-13 rating was a little low. In New Zealand there was a viewer complaint about the default Australian advisory rating of M (PG-15) being used, which resulted in a re-rating to the restrictive age rating, R13
BBFC uncut
uncut
15

MPAA PG-13

Australian M rating
Australia

122:44s
=117:49s

UK: Passed 15 uncut for sustained threat, moderate violence for:
  • 2016 cinema release

US: MPAA rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action throughout, disturbing behavior, suggestive content and language.

Australia: Rated M (an advisory PG-15) for violent and offensive language content.

New Zealand: To keep the cost of film censorship down, New Zealand by default accepts the lower Australian rage ratings, unless challenged. In this case a viewer complaint led to a re-rating by the New Zealand film censors at the OFLC, to the restrictive age rating R13 for violence, horror and cruelty.

Rest of the World: And the world censors seem to have mostly sided with the American film censor. Netherlands (12), Norway (12) , Singapore (PG-13) and Ireland (15A) all being lower than the UK. Russia opted for a higher 16 rating though.

 

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