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Submarine X-1

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Submarine X-1 is a 1969 UK war drama by William A Graham.
Starring James Caan, David Sumner and Norman Bowler. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

BBFC category cuts for a U rated 1969 cinema release. An unknown version was released on DVD in 2014.

Summary Notes

After losing a submarine and fifty crew in a battle with a German ship during WWII, a Royal Navy officer gets a second chance in a daring raid with midget subs.

BBFC cut
category
cuts
PG

old cert U

85:50s UK: Presumably the cut cinema version was passed PG without BBFC cuts for moderate violence, mild bad language for:

UK: Passed U after BBFC category cuts for:

  • 1969 cinema release
Subspecies: The Awakening

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  • Subspecies 4: Bloodstorm
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uncut
18

MPAA
R Rated

90:35s Subspecies: The Awakening is a Romania/USA fantasy horror by Ted Nicolaou.
With Anders Hove, Denice Duff and Jonathon Morris. IMDb

UK: The Extended Version was passed 18 uncut for:

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

      US: There is also a shorter Original Version
The Substitute

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The Substitute DVD

The Substitute is a 1996 USA action crime thriller by Robert Mandel.
With Tom Berenger, Raymond Cruz and William Forsythe. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for cinema and VHS to remove throwing stars. Not released since

Summary Notes

After a botched mission in Cuba, professional mercenary Shale and his crew head home to Miami, Florida, where Shale is reunited with his fiance Jane Hetzko, who is a history teacher at Columbus High School in Miami. Some of Jane's students happen to be members of a street gang known as the "Kings of Destruction" (KOD), led by Juan Lacas, who has been terrorizing Jane. After Jane's kneecap is broken by a big seminole named Bull, she tells Shale that she believes Lacas ordered the attack, so Shale goes undercover as Jane's substitute teacher.

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uncut
MPAA
R rated

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~114:00s US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

Denmark: Uncut and 15 rated for:

BBFC cut
25s
18 109:05s

 

UK: Passed 18 after 25s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1996 EIV VHS
  • 1996 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were to delete 3 scenes featuring throwing stars. See pictorial cuts from movie-censorship.com

The Substitute 2: Schools Out

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3s 18 86:02s 1998 release
Suburbia

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  • Rebel Streets
  • The Wild Side
10s 15 cert 94:50s
=91:02s
1984 US drama by Penelope Spheeris

The BBFC cut 10s from the 2003 Prism DVD: Cuts required to remove sight of dogs being tripped by wires.

28s 18 90:38s The BBFC cut 28s from the 1986 Vestron video.
Sucker Punch

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Sucker Punch Triple Blu ray Digital

See trailer from youtube.com

Uncut version is available at:
Blu-ray at UK Amazon
RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
uncut
uncut
12 cert

MPAA
R Rated

122:13s 2011 US/Canada fantasy by Zack Snyder with Emily Browning and Vanessa Hudgens. IMDb

The Extended Cut was passed 12 uncut for moderate violence, threat, language and sex references for:

  • 2011 Warner (Extended + Theatrical Cut) R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon

The US release is uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

The extended version restores the cuts for PG-13 and also restores a background setting sequence. From and interview with Deb Snyder from blogs.indiewire.com :

[Now] in the credit sequence we have the [musical montage] of [Roxy Music's] Love Is The Drug and that was actually conceived as a glimpse of what life was like in the every day brothel world and the shows they put on. It was actually at the beginning of the movie in its entirety, but we took it out because when we put it in the film it just looked like the place was too much fun and there wasn't enough jeopardy.

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com :

The film was substantially edited to tone down the R Rated material to PG-13. The Theatrical Version is toned down in both battlefield violence and for sexual threat. The Extended Cut is the better version.

BBFC uncut

MPAA
17:45s

12 cert

MPAA
PG-13

105:11s The Theatrical Cut was passed 12A without cuts for moderate violence, threat, language and sex references for:
  • 2011 Warner R0 Blu-ray
  • 2011 Warner R1 DVD
  • 2011 cinema release

There is also an IMAX variant

Sudden Death

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1985 US action film by Sig Shore

See Dirty Harriet

Sudden Justice

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  • Death Dealers
  • Violent Naples
  • Napoli violenta

 

Violent Naples is a 1976 Italy / France action crime thriller by Umberto Lenzi.
Starring Maurizio Merli, John Saxon and Barry Sullivan. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1977 cinema release and further cut for 1987 VHS. There also exists a cut version in the US.
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uncut
  95:00s
=~91:00s
 
cut
~1:00s
US flag 94:00s
=~90:00s

 

US: From IMDb. The Paragon Entertainment release is shorn by a minute as many scenes are abbreviated to exclude most of the film's rampant strong language.
BBFC cut
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18 90:17s UK: Passed 18 after 2s of compulsory BBFC cuts in addition to the previous cinema cuts for:
  • 1987 Video Programme Dists VHS titled Sudden Justice

The running time suggests that this may also suffer the US cuts for strong language.

BBFC cut
cut
X cert 95:06s
=91:18s
UK: Passed X after compulsory BBFC cuts for:
  • 1977 cinema release titled Death Dealers
  • 1977 cinema release titled Violent Naples
Suffer Little Children

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2:00s 18 75:00s 1984 UK film by Alan Briggs

Unknown and indistinguished video notable mostly for being seized by the police hell bent on the perversion of justice. The police raided the distributors on the day after the video had been submitted to the BBFC. The BBFC had requested about 2m of cuts but somehow the police seemed to think that the uncut version was illegal and would not give the distributors the oppurtunity to implement the cuts that would make it legal. Then the DPP chipped in to the injustice by delaying the return of the film for 3 months, even though they later had to admit that there was no hint of child sex or extreme violence. Of course during this delay the distributors were almost driven to the point of bankruptcy.

Suicide Squad

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  • Escuadrón Suicida

 

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
Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Cut which runs 11 minutes longer. The Theatrical Version was PG-13 rated by the MPAA but the BBFC upped this to a 15 rating. The Extended Cut is similarly 15 rated in the UK.

Listen to more in a podcast from bbfc.co.uk .

Summary Notes

A secret government agency run by Amanda Waller, named A.R.G.U.S creates a task force comprising super villains, the "Suicide Squad". They are assigned to execute dangerous tasks in exchange for shorter prison sentences.

BBFC uncut
Extended Cut
15

MPAA
Unrated

128:57s UK: The Extended Cut was passed 15 uncut for sustained threat, moderate violence for:
  • 2016 Warner [Extended + 4k Theatrical Version] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon  
  • 2016 Warner [Extended + Theatrical Version] 3D/2D R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon  
  • 2016 Warner [Extended + Theatrical Version] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon

US:  The Extended Cut is MPAA Unrated for:

  • Warner [Extended + Theatrical] (RA) 4k Blu-ray/(RA) Blu-ray/(R1) DVD Combo at US Amazon
  • Warner [Extended + Theatrical] (RA) Blu-ray/(R1) DVD Combo at US Amazon

See review from wegotthiscovered.com

Just an extended cut of what we saw in theatres, only 11 minutes beefier. It can in no way be seen as an alternate cut.

Sure, it's nice to see more interaction between the various members of the Squad along with Harley Quinn, who flat out steals the movie thanks to Margot Robbie playing the femme fatale to perfection, but in no way will this cut alter perceptions like Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition did.

See  detailed version details from movie-censorship.com

Odds are that if you did not like the Theatrical Version, you will not be thrilled by the Extended Version either. Apparently, a few scenes were removed for pace reasons and those are back in the movie now. But on the other hand, the Extended Version does contain a few new scenes that are not exactly redundant for character development and context
BBFC uncut
Theatrical Version
15

MPAA PG-13

117:49s

UK: Passed 15 uncut for sustained threat, moderate violence for:
  • 2016 Warner [Extended + 4k Theatrical Version] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon  
  • 2016 Warner [Extended + Theatrical Version] 3D/2D R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon  
  • 2016 Warner [Extended + Theatrical Version] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2016 Warner [Theatrical Version only] R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2016 Warner video
  • 2016 cinema release

Complaints to the BBFC, outlined in the BBFC Annual Report covering 2016:

The BBFC received 30 complaints about Suicide Squad. Most of the feedback was from children under the age of fifteen, or their parents, who had hoped that the film would achieve a lower classification. The sustained threat and moderate violence in Suicide Squad were too strong to warrant a 12A.

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

  • Warner [Extended + Theatrical] (RA) 4k Blu-ray/(RA) Blu-ray/(R1) DVD Combo at US Amazon
  • Warner [Extended + Theatrical] (RA) Blu-ray/(R1) DVD Combo at US Amazon
  • Warner [Theatrical only] (R1) DVD at US Amazon
Sukiyaki Western Django

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uncut
uncut
shorter
alternative
15 cert 94:27s 2007 Japan western by Takashi Miike

The BBFC passed the 2008 Contender DVD 15 without cuts.

The International Version was submitted which is significantly shorter than the Japanese Version. The edits are for timing rather than censorship reasons.

The consensus is that the faster paced shorter version is better.

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

Summer of Sam

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BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut

best available
best
available

18

MPAA
R Rated

136:00s 1999 US crime drama by Spike Lee.
With John Leguizamo, Adrien Brody and Mira Sorvino. IMDb

UK: Passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:

US: Cut for an MPAA R Rating for:

A sex scene between Dionna (Mira Sorvino) and Vinny (John Leguizamo) was edited down for fear of an NC-17 rating. However this edited version has become the definitive and only version available.

Sumuru Sumuru is a 1967 UK action crime comedy by Lindsay Shonteff.

See The Million Eyes of Sumuru

Super Bitch

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  • Superbitch
  • Blue Movie Blackmail
  • Mafia junction
  • Si può essere più bastardi dell'ispettore Cliff?

Super Bitch DVD Massimo Dallamano

Super Bitch is a 1973 Italy/UK crime drama by Massimo Dallamano.
With Ivan Rassimov, Stephanie Beacham and Patricia Hayes. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1973 cinema release. Uncut and 18 rated for VHS and DVD

Summary Review: Extreme moral ambiguity

An undercover cop infiltrates a drug ring that is importing stuff from Lebanon, turns double agent, plays traffickers against corrupt cops, and intends to keep both the money, and the drugs. He also intends to keep the drug ring leader's woman, whom he wooed in the process.

This British-Italian co-production is the director's only foray into the Italian crime thriller genre, but it rivals anything by Ferdinand DeLeo or Umbeto Lenzi.

This movie has everything fans love about the genre--crosses and double-crosses, gun-play, high-speed car chases, sadistic brutality, and extreme moral ambiguity.

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uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

94:12s UK: passed 18 uncut for strong violence and sexualised nudity:
  • 2012 Arrow R0 DVD titled Super Bitch at UK Amazon
  • 1987 Bookworm VHS titled Superbitch

US: Uncut and MPAA unrated for:

  • 2013 Apprehensive Films [Exploitation Double Feature] R0 DVD at US Amazon
BBFC cut
cut
X cert submitted 97:52s
=93:57s
UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1973 cinema release titled Blue Movie Blackmail
mpaa cut
51s
MPAA R 95:58s
92:08s
US: Cut by 51s for an MPAA R rating
Super Dick 1971 USA sex comedy by John G Avildsen

See Cry Uncle

Super Singh Super Singh is a 2017 action comedy adventure by Anurag Singh.
Starring Diljit Dosanjh, Sonam Bajwa and Pavan Malhotra. BBFC link
BBFC category cuts were required for a PG rated cinema release in 2017.
BBFC cut
category cuts
3:09s
PG 152:06s
 
UK: Passed PG for mild violence, threat, language after 3:09s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2017 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove or reduce scenes of moderate violence in order to achieve a PG classification. An uncut 12A classification was available.
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uncut
12A 155:15s   UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, threat  for:
  • 2017 cinema release [unreleased as the cut PG version was preferred by the distributors]
Superbad

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Superbad DVD

uncut 15 cert 113:44s 2007 US comedy by Greg Mottola

The BBFC passed the Extended Version (US Unrated Version) 15 uncut for the 2007 cinema release and 2007 Sony DVD

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

The extra material for this version is mostly non-contentious. See pictorial version differences from movie-censorship.com

  15 cert 108:25s The BBFC passed the Theatrical Version (US R Rated Version) 15 uncut for the 2007 cinema release and 2007 Sony DVD
Superbitch

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      1973 Italy/UK crime drama by Massimo Dallamano

See Super Bitch

Superchick

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Superchick DVD Region Import NTSC

See trailer from youtube.com

uncut
uncut
MPAA
R Rated
~94:00s 1973 US erotic action comedy by Ed Forsyth.
With Joyce Jillson, Louis Quinn and Thomas Reardon. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

Summary Review: 70's Nostalgia

Air hostess juggles boyfriends in several ports with a few minor adventures along the way. Most notable as a nostalgia piece as surely they won't make 'em like this anymore.

BBFC
cut
X cert submitted
93:21s
UK : Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • UK 1974 cinema release
Supergirl

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uncut
uncut
MPAA
PG
~138:00s
=~132:00s
1984 UK superhero film by Jeannot Szwarc,
With Helen Slater, Faye Dunaway and Peter O'Toole . IMDb

The US Director's Cut release is rated PG uncut for:

See Director's Cut version details on IMDb

BBFC uncut PG cert 119:33s

 

The International Version/Extended Version was passed PG uncut for:
  • 2006 Warner R1 DVD
  • 1984 cinema release
BBFC uncut PG cert 102:52s A shorter US  Version was passed PG without BBFC cuts for:
  •  2000 Warner VHS

From version details on IMDb :

The shorter US Version leaves out

  • snippets of dialogue
  • scene where Supergirl makes the flower bloom.
BBFC uncut PG cert 111:17s The US Theatrical Version was passed PG without BBFC cuts for:
  •  1986 Thorn/EMI VHS
Superhero Movie

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BBFC uncut 15 cert 78:34s 2008 US comedy by Craig Mazin

A short Re-edited Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for the 2008 Technicolor DVD

BBFC uncut 12 cert 82:35s A long version was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for the 2008 cinema release and 2008 Technicolor DVD
Superman

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  • Superman: The Movie
Superman is a 1978 UK/US action superhero film by Richard Donner.
With Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder and Gene Hackman. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Exists as a Theatrical Version and an extended Director's Cut

uncut
Director's Cut
PG cert 145:10s UK: The Director's Cut was passed PG Uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com. The Director's Cut features an extra 7 minutes of uncontentious material. There are numerous short plot extensions, and 2 new scenes. The first one shows Superman in the Fortress Of Solitude, talking to his father Jor-El about the advantage of his supernatural powers. The second one shows Luthor trying to stop Superman by the use of heavy arms, fire and ice.

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Theatrical Version
PG cert 136:45s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed PG without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2011 Warner Complete Collection R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 1993 Warner VHS
  • 1986 Warner VHS
  • 1978 cinema release
Superman II

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1980 US/UK action superhero film by Richard Lester and Richard Donner.
With Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Exists in 2 versions, The Theatrical Version and the Richard Donner Cut

uncut
Richard Donner Cut
PG cert

MPAA
Unrated

111:02s UK: The Richard Donner Cut was passed PG uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • Warner Superman Anthology [Theatrical + Donner Cut] R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2007 Warner Ultimate Collector's Edition [Theatrical + Donner Cut] R1 DVD at US Amazon

Original director Richard Donner was sacked two thirds of the way through production. Substantial rework was then implemented to minimise Donner's contribution to the film. Eventually Donner had the opportunity to put together a version of the film based on his own scenes. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

uncut
Theatrical Version
PG cert

MPAA
PG

122:17s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed PG uncut for:
  • 2011 Warner Complete Collection [Theatrical + Donner Cut] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2001 Warner R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1986 Warner VHS
  • 1980 cinema release

US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:

  • Warner Superman Anthology [Theatrical + Donner Cut] R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2007 Warner Ultimate Collector's Edition [Theatrical + Donner Cut] R1 DVD at US Amazon
Supernova

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Supernova DVD James Spader

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uncut
15 cert

MPAA
R rated

86:51s Supernova is a 2000 USA/Switzerland horror sci-fi thriller by Walter Hill.
With James Spader, Peter Facinelli, Robin Tunney. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

UK: The Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for:

US: The Extended Version is MPAA R Rated for:

MPAA
13s
15 cert

MPAA
PG-13

90:18s
=86:41s
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for moderate sex, violence and horror for:
  • 2000 cinema release
See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . Walter Hill baled out during post production and got his name removed from the credits in favour of an alias. The film was then edited down by about 20 minutes providing plenty of material for DVD extras.

The Theatrical was further cut by 13s for a PG-13 to remove a few topless shots and minor nudity

Supervixens

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  • Russ Meyer's Supervixens
  • SuperVixens Eruption
  • Vixens

Russ Meyer Collection Box Set

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uncut
18 105:25s 1975 US sex film by Russ Meyer

All previous cuts were finally waived when the Arrow DVD was resubmitted in 2004. The BBFC explained that the passage of time had reduced the impact of the images to a significant degree, making the prospect of harm more remote.

The uncut region 0 DVD is available at UK Amazon
The uncut region 1 DVD is available via US Amazon

See review from IMDb : Ultimate Russ Meyer flick

While this isn't my personal favorite from the legendary Russ Meyer's output, its possibly the most defining film Meyer ever made. All his regular trademarks that have endured him to trash fanatics everywhere are on full display here. His editing style is rapid, with few shots lasting more than several seconds. There's a style of insanity which makes one wonder how sincere Meyer actually is - whether he has something up his sleeve or is legitimately demented. The film's sense of absurdity bordering on surrealism illustrates this. Also, the film's light hearted tone is interrupted by shocking moments of violence which, while over-the-top in nature, are still potent. Most of all, this film features six buxom females, the most defining trait of a Meyer film.

This is Meyer's show all around, meaning outside of the voluptuous females, the actors don't really matter too much. Still, the cast does a good job with the kitschy material. Charles Pitts is likable in the lead role, despite not being as outrageous as the material called for. Even better are Shari Eubank (in two roles, as the ultimate evil female and a nice girl perfect for Pitts) and Charles Napier (as the degenerate and vicious lawman villain). Is it misogynistic? Perhaps a little bit, but this is the kind of crazy trash that one really shouldn't take too seriously. Another entertaining winner from Meyer.

28s 18 105:11s As late as 1999 a Polygram version was submitted and the BBFC were still making cuts this time by 28s.
  • Cuts to scene  where Charles Napier murders Supervixen in the bath tub.
47s 18 104:41s The BBFC cut 47s from the 1996 video release from Allied Troma
  • Cuts to scene  where Charles Napier murders Supervixen in the bath tub.

I have been informed that this version may have been 'accidentally' released uncut.

~3:00s X cert 101:19s 1976 & 1977 cinema versions were cut by about 3 minutes.
  • Cuts to a scene of a bound woman with a lighted stick of dynamite between her legs
  • Cuts to scene  where Charles Napier murders Supervixen in the bath tub.

Surf Nazis Must Die

Surf Nazis Must Die DVD

See trailer from youtube.com
 

Uncut version is available at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
R0 DVD at US Amazon
uncut
Directors Cut
18

MPAA
R Rated

82:20s
=79:02s
Surf Nazis Must Die is a 1987 US action comedy by Peter George.
With Gail Neely, Robert Harden and Barry Brenner.
IMDb

UK: The Directors Cut was passed 18 uncut for strong violence and racist language with all previous cuts waived for:

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

Summary Review: Outrageously Bad

I think it's safe to say you will either love this film or hate it.  It's one of those movies that's so completely without any redeeming value that it actually ends up being enjoyable. If I had to describe it, I'd call it a cross between Repo Man and Plan 9 From Outer Space ... with nazis and surfing thrown in for good measure.

If you can enjoy something lewd, crude, bizarre, and outrageously bad, you'll probably laugh yourself silly and enjoy this movie.

BBFC
25s
18 78:09s UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 after 25s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1996 Allied Troma VHS

The BBFC cuts were

  • Cuts in three fight scenes to remove sight of chainsticks (nunchaku).

Survival Run

  • Spree

BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut

15 cert 85:08s 1979 Mexico/US action film by Larry Spiegel.
With Peter Graves, Ray Milland and Vincent Van Patten.
IMDb

A pre-cut version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:

  • 1986 Screen Indoors VHS

From IMDb:

The producers filmed 2 version, one without nudity, one with. The UK release is without nudity.

Suspiria

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  • Dario Argento's Suspiria

Suspiria Blu ray DVD Jessica Harper

Suspiria is a 1977 Italian horror by Dario Argento.
With Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini and Flavio Bucci. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1977 cinema release. Less cut for 1990 18 rated VHS and uncut since 1998.  Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating but unrated releases are uncut.

Summary Review: Dreamlike

A newcomer to a fancy ballet academy gradually comes to realize that the staff of the school are actually a coven of witches bent on chaos and destruction.

The plot follows Suzy Bannion (Jessica Harper), an American ballet student, travelling to Germany to study at an exclusive dance academy in the Black Forest. After one of the students and her friend are hideously murdered in the first of Argento's breathtaking set-piece killings, Suzy discovers that the academy has a bizarre history and, as the body count rises, she gets involved in a hideous labyrinth of murder, black magic and madness.

With a distinctive dreamlike look courtesy of Luciano Tovoli's cinematography that emphasises primary colours, and a unique score by Italian progressive rock band Goblin.

uncut
uncut 
18

pre-cert VHS

MPAA
Unrated

94:13s UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence for:
  • 2007 Anchor Bay Special Edition R2 DVD

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence for:

This is missing a few shots from the opening murder but this is generally accepted as an uncut version .

From IMDB:

  • Missing a few seconds from the opening murder (mostly from the slow pan over the dead girl's body hanging from the ceiling; there's a noticeable jump cut in the music score when this happens).
UK: Released uncut with the cinema cuts restored for:
  • 1982 Thorn EMI VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

mpaa cut
cut
MPAA R   US: There is a heavily cut US R Rated version to avoid
BBFC cut
34s
18 93:48s UK: Passed 18 after 34s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1990 EIV VHS

The cuts were:

  1. The opening murder is missing a few shots of a knife plunging into the chest and then the beating heart.
  2. The blind man getting his throat torn out by his own guide dog is now almost completely missing
BBFC cut
1:13s
pre-cert VHS

X cert

97:01s
=93:08s

cinema submitted
98:14s =94:18s

UK: Thorn EMI bottled out during the video nasties campaign and replaced an uncut release with the cut UK Cinema Version for:
  • 1982 Thorn EMI VHS
The video was never directly targeted by the nasty campaigners though.

UK: The UK Cinema Version was passed X (18) with 1:13s of BBFC cuts for:

  • 1977 cinema release

The BBFC inflicted 2 cuts totalling 15s:

  1. Heavy cuts to the blind man getting his throat torn out by his own guide dog, particularly the close ups of the dog tearing chunks of flesh
  2. A 2s close up of Sara's (Stefania Casini) throat being cut in the room of wires is missing.
Swamp Thing

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Swamp Thing is a 1982 USA horror sci-fi by Wes Craven.
With Louis Jourdan, Adrienne Barbeau, Ray Wise. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Uncut in the UK. The US theatrical version  was cut for PG. It was released uncut by MGM in 2001, but US releases have reverted to the cut PG version ever since the 2005 MGM release.

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uncut
15 cert 88:29s UK: The Unrated Version was passed 15 uncut for: US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated (despite the box saying PG) for:
MPAA
cut
MPAA
PG
~91:00s
=~87:00s
US: Cut and MPAA PG rated for:
  • 2013 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray
  • 2005 MGM R1 DVD

See article from dvdcompare.net :

  • The cuts were to remove nudity when Adrienne Barbeau takes a bath in the swamp, you see a side shot of her breast compared with some extra seconds of full-on breast shots in the Unrated Version.
  • At the beginning of the party scene, two dancing gypsy women taking off their clothes has been cut.
The Swan Princess Christmas

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The Swan Princess Christmas is a 2012 USA musical animation fantasy by Richard Rich.
With James Arrington, Maxine Blue and GK Bowes. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Princess Odette, Prince Derek and their trusted woodland friends return for their first Christmas celebration! But, with the villainous Rothbart striving to destroy Christmas itself, will they be able to stop him and save the day? Told in beautiful CG animation for the very first time, The Swan Princess Christmas is an enchanting musical holiday treat the whole family will enjoy!

BBFC uncut PG cert

MPAA
PG

80:36s US: It was originally rated PG for some scary moments , but the filmmakers got it downrated  to a PG-rating, this time for mild perilous action , so that it wouldn't be frightening to children. It is not clear whether the film was cut or whether the CARA appeal board down graded the consumer advice without the need for cuts.
The Swarm

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uncut
12 cert 148:41s 1978 US disaster film by Irwin Allen.
With Michael Caine, Katharine Ross and Richard Widmark . IMDb

The Extended Version was passed 12 uncut for:

From IMDb: Some of the additional footage is as follows:

  • More of the 3 way courtship between DeHavilland, Johnson & MacMurray
  • A hilarious scene in which the military inspect the attacked picnic site and Michael Caine comments on the bees' biting abilities
  • Several additional scenes of Caine and Katharine Ross driving back and forth between the military bunker and the town and chatting about developments as they do
  • The death scene of the little boy whose parents were killed and who subsequently firebombed the swarm - in the short version he is in hospital and you assume he's survived although he's not seen again. he has a relapse and dies in the long version.
  • Various extra footage of Caine and Ross going to the HQ in Houston
  • When Henry Fonda is killed there is an additional shot of a huge superimposed bee which he sees at the moment of death
  • An additional subplot near the end of the film in which Ross has a relapse and nearly dies from her earlier bee sting. This is why she's lying in a bed when Caine rescues her from the burning building. This sub-plot has several short scenes including one when Bradford Dillman and Richard Widmark see Caine praying by her bed - once he sees that Caine believes in God Widmark knows he's a good chap and instructs Dillman to "Close that dossier" (the dossier has been constantly referred to by Widmark but was left as an unresolved plot hole in the theatrical cut).
BBFC uncut PG cert 111:22s The Theatrical Version was passed PG (A) without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 Warner VHS
  • 1978 'A' rated cinema release
Sweet Movie

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Sweet Movie is a 1974 Canada/France/West Germany comedy drama by Dusan Makavejev.
With Carole Laure, Pierre Clémenti and Anna Prucnal. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1975 cinema release. Extensive cuts list offered for 1980 cinema release but turned down. Uncut in the US.

Summary Review : Dark recesses

There are some films that are designed to shock, some designed to titillate, some that delight in disgusting the view. For Makavejev, shock, disgust and titillation are never the purpose, but a means to a form of psycho-liberation. Makavejev in Sweet Movie hurtles us head first into the confronting theses of Post-Freudian Wilhelm Reich. We are forced to confront our relationship to our primal beings. He literally smears our consciousness with faeces, vomit and carnality.

We cannot watch orgiastic scenes of regressive acts, a sensual striptease played out inches from the faces of young boys, Carol Laure masturbating in a pool of molten chocolate without a visceral reaction. We are forced to confront our own repressed desires and shine a light in the dark recesses of our own psyche.

See also insightful  review from film.thedigitalfix.com

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~98:00s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
extensive
cuts
    UK: Submitted but withdrawn from the classification process when the required cuts were considered unacceptable by the distributor for:
  • 1980 cinema release

See  article from  sbbfc.co.uk :

In 1978, Connoisseur Films approached the BBFC, having being offered the rights to the film. They enquired about whether there was any prospect of the film being classified. There is no record in the Board's files of what James Ferman told the company, although there is a note that he spoke to them about it on 10 January 1978. Given that the film was never formally submitted, we can only assume that he discouraged the company.

The film was formally submitted by a new distributor, Lazer Films, in 1980. Examiners suggested that cuts should be made to remove any potentially indecent images from the Anna Planeta scene (which had not been an issue in 1975), to remove the whole sequence in which three men crap in competition and then show it to crowd , and to remove some of the more extreme open-leg shots towards the end of the film, in which Carol Laure wallows in liquid chocolate. [Laure herself had earlier fought a legal battle to have these shots suppressed]. It was conceded by examiners that certain other scenes, most notably the scene in which Miss Canada's husband urinates directly onto her, were very strong. However, it was felt that these scenes could not be cut without ruining the meaning of the film. However, in spite of negotiations between the BBFC and the distributor, the film was simply withdrawn from the classification process, possibly because of the difficulty of making cuts, in particular to the Anna Planeta sequence.

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

See  article from  sbbfc.co.uk :

The film was viewed in 1975 by the Board's Secretary, Stephen Murphy, and the President, Lord Harlech. They agreed there was no prospect of classification and, in a letter to the distributor, Murphy noted: I regret that we are unable to offer certification for this film: nor can we see how it can be cut to make it acceptable to us. We accept that it is a film of some seriousness of purpose: though also of some obscurity. Nevertheless, in many respect, it goes beyond the standards of taste which the Board is currently prepared to accept .
Sweet Sixteen

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  • Sweet 16
  • Blutiges Inferno
Sweet 16 is a 1983 USA horror thriller by Jim Sotos.
Starring Bo Hopkins, Susan Strasberg and Patrick Macnee. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Not cut by BBFC or MPAA. There are slight variations in the opening between the Theatrical Version and Director's Cut.

Summary Notes

A beautiful lonely girl named Melissa tries to make new friends from a town she's currently living in. The only problem is, each of the boys that she spends time with end up brutally murdered. Her sixteenth birthday is on the way, but Melissa turns out to be a suspect when it seems she's the last person who has seen her boyfriends alive.

uncut
Director's Cut
MPAA
R rated
88:00s Germany: The Director's Cut is uncut for:

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

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com : The film's opening has been changed for the Director's Cut. An irrelevant piece of scene setting has been deleted before the credits. There is more of the opening scene with Melissa showering

uncut
Theatrical Version
X cert

MPAA
R rated

87:18s UK:  The Theatrical Version was passed X (18) uncut for:
  • 1983 cinema release
Sweet Sweetback's Baad Asssss Song

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  • Sweet Sweetback

Poster Sweet Sweetbacks Baadasssss Son 1971 Melvin Van Peebles

Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song is a 1971 USA crime thriller by Melvin Van Peebles.
Starring Melvin Van Peebles, Simon Chuckster and Hubert Scales. BBFC link IMDb
Although uncut in 1998, a change of law in 2005 alerted the BBFC to the issue of under-aged performers in a faked sex scene. The scene was duly cut for future releases. Uncut in the US.

Summary Notes

Melvin Van Peebles wrote, directed, produced, edited, composed and starred in this powerful and inflammatory attack on White America. After the body of a black man is discovered, Sweetback helps two white 'acquaintances' in the police force to look good by agreeing to go with them to the station as a suspect. But he is forced to go on the run after brutally attacking the two policemen when they arrest and beat up a young black man.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
X rated
~97:00s US: Uncut and X rated
cut
total
1:15s

BBFC cut
6s

cut
pre-cut
1:09s

18 97:15s
=93:22s
UK: A version pre-cut by 1:09s was passed 18 after 6s of further BBFC cuts for:
  • 2005 BFI R2 DVD

The BBFC commented:

Cuts required to remove shots showing an adult female initiating sex with a boy.

Note that the Distributor made 1 minute 9 seconds of cuts prior to submission, attempting to bring this version into line with the cut UK cinema version. However, their cuts were insufficient and a further 5 seconds of cuts were required to bring this submission into line with UK cinema version. Total running time cut (pre-cuts and BBFC cuts) = 1 minute 15 seconds. All cuts were made by substituting unacceptable images with a blank screen, as per UK cinema version.

BBFC cut
~1:15s
18 97:18s
93:24s
UK: Passed 18 after BBFC cuts for:
  • 2005 cinema release

The BBFC commented :

This work was previously passed uncut on video by the BBFC in 1998 on the basis of written assurances from the film's director, Melvin Van Peebles, that the person playing young Sweetback having sex with an adult female in reel one was Hubert Scales, an actor who was at least 18 at time of filming.

Information that has come light since 1998 has cast considerable doubt on those assurances and it now appears to the BBFC, on the basis of the available evidence, that the actor in the scene in question was, in fact, the director's son, Mario Van Peebles, who cannot have been older than 14 years at time of filming.

The Protection of Children Act 1978 makes it an offence to distribute, possess or advertise an indecent photograph of a child. A 'child' is currently defined as a person under the age of 18 and there is no exception granted for the current distribution, possession or advertisement of images created prior to the legislation.

The fact that the scene in reel one appears to show a 13 or 14 year old boy realistically simulating sexual intercourse with an adult obviously raised concerns that some of the images in the sequence might be considered indecent images of a child. The BBFC is fully aware of the historical and cultural significance of the film and endeavoured to explore the possibility that the sequence might not be caught by the provisions of the Act. To test this proposition the BBFC took advice not just from its own specialist legal advisors but also from one of the leading QCs in this area. The legal advice was unequivocal: the sequence was likely to be considered indecent under current UK law.

Although this is clearly a work of considerable political, social and cultural importance the Board was bound by its obligation to seek to ensure that works likely to be in breach of the criminal law are not classified and so could not grant a certificate to this film unless changes were made. The film's director chose to make the intervention by obscuring the relevant images with black ink, thereby maintaining the original soundtrack and running time. A caption explaining the intervention was added to the front of the film by the distributor at the film director's request.

The video distributor granted a certificate in 1998 has been made aware of the issue and has undertaken not to distribute further copies of that version.
BBFC uncut 18 92:57s UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 1998 Missing in Action VHS

This version contains images that after a change of law in 2005 may now be considered illegal to possess in the UK by the Crown Persecution Service and other UK enforcement agencies.

The Sweetest Thing

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uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

86:54s 2002 US comedy by Roger Kumble.
With Cameron Diaz, Thomas Jane and Christina Applegate . IMDb .

The Extended Version/US Unrated Version was passed 15 uncut for:

  • 2005 Universal R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2004 Universal VHS
  • 2003 Sony R2 DVD
  • 2002 Columbia/TriStar R2 DVD

The US Extended Version is MPAA Unrated for:

There is also a cut US R Rated DVD:

  • Several scenes in which a furious ex-boyfriend declares Christina a lesbian are missing.
  • The Penis Song is missing
BBFC uncut 15 cert

MPAA
R Rated

88:27s
84:55s
The Theatrical Version was passed without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2002 cinema release

The Theatrical Version was cut in the US in response to poor responses by preview audiences

  • Several scenes in which a furious ex-boyfriend declares Christina a lesbian are missing.
  • The Penis Song is missing
  • a scene was cut with Roger telling his brother Peter about prostitutes in Costa Rica.
Swimming Pool

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uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~102:00s
=~98:00s
2003 France/UK thriller by François Ozon.
With Charlotte Rampling, Charles Dance and Ludivine Sagnier. IMDb

The US release is  uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut

15 cert

MPAA
R Rated

98:09s The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without cuts for:
  • 2004 20th Century Fox R2 DVD
  • 2004 cinema release

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com :

  • The poolside scene featuring Julie and Franck and discreet oral sex was shortened by 24s
Sword in the Moon

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  • Cheongpung myeongwol
BBFC
10s
15 cert 94:33s Sword in the Moon is a 2003 South Korea action adventure by Ui-seok Kim.
With Min-su Choi, Jae-hyeon Jo and Bo-kyeong Kim. IMDb

Passed 15 after 10s of BBFC cuts for:

  • 2011 Lace R2 DVD

The BBFC commented:

  • Cuts required to remove sight of a snake being stabbed and
  • to horses being tripped and falling dangerously.
Sword of the Conqueror

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  • Rosmunda e Alboino

Sword Conqueror Eleonora Madison Palance

Sword of the Conqueror is a 1961 Italy war historical adventure by Carlo Campogalliani.
Starring Jack Palance, Eleonora Rossi Drago and Guy Madison. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A' rated 1962 cinema release. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

Alboino, the Lombard ruler, wants to marry the daughter of a neighboring king, but she loves another. Her father arranges the marriage to Alboino, which he believes will be beneficial to him, only to have Alboino kill him and leave Amalchi, his daughter's real love, beaten and left for dead. Amalchi recovers to lead a revolt against the murderous Alboino and reclaim his woman.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~96:00s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
category cuts
A pre 1970 submitted
97:12s
 
UK: Passed A (PG) after category cuts for:
  • 1962 cinema release
Sword of the Master

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1:20s 12 cert 84:39s Martial arts film by William Sun (Pegasus)

DVD cut by the BBFC in 2003: Cuts required to sight of cockfighting

Maybe this is the 1969 South Korean film titled Hurricane Sword

Sword of the Valiant

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  • Sword of the Valiant: The Legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Sword Valiant Legend Gawain REMASTERED

Sword of the Valiant: The Legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a 1984 UK action romance by Stephen Weeks.
With Miles O'Keeffe, Cyrielle Clair and Leigh Lawson. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

The UK cinema release was cut for category and the VHS was cut more. Uncut in the US. There is said to be an unreleased longer version.

Summary Notes

Gawain was a squire in King Arthur's court when the Green Knight burst in and offered to play a game with a brave knight. No knights stand to defend their king's honor. Except for the valiant Gawain. After being quickly knighted Gawain plays the game, but learns that it's all a trick, and he has lost. But the Green Knight shows mercy, letting Gawain grow a year older before having to face the consequences. Gawain journeys across the land, learning about life, saving damsels, and solving the Green Knight's riddle.

uncut
uncut
FSK 16

MPAA
PG

~98:00s Germany: Uncut and 16 rated for: US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
BBFC cut
38s
PG cert 97:01s UK: Passed PG after 0:38s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 Video Collection International VHS
BBFC cut
9s
PG cert 101:42s
=97:38s
UK: Passed PG after 0:9s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1984 cinema release
Sword of Vengeance Sword of Vengeance is a 1972 Japanese martial arts film by Misumi Kenji

See Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of vengeance

Swordkill Swordkill is a 1984 USA action Sci-Fi film by J Larry Carroll

See Ghost Warrior

Swordsman III: The East is Red

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  • Dong Fang Bu Bai: Feng yun zai q
uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
93:00s 1993 Hong Kong action film by Siu-Tung Ching & Raymond Lee.
With Brigitte Lin, Eddy Ko and Shun Lau. IMDb

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC uncut 15 cert 83:45s A shortened version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2006 Optimum R2 DVD
Sympathy for the devil

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  • One Plus One
BBFC uncut 15 cert 96:28s 1968 UK political music documentary by Jean-Luc Godard.
With Sean Lynch, Mick Jagger and Brian Jones. IMDb

Passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2006 BFI R2 DVD
  • 1997 BFI VHS

From IMDb:

Jean-Luc Godard's original director's cut (titled One Plus One ) runs approximately 110 minutes and consists largely of additional footage of the black power militants. The film's producers were dissatisfied with this cut and deleted 11 minutes, changed the title to Sympathy for the Devil to underscore the Stones connection, and added the final version of the title song to the film's soundtrack, over a freeze-frame of the last shot. These changes were all made without Godard's knowledge; when he finally saw them at the film's London Film Festival premiere, he allegedly went berserk and physically attacked one of the producers.

BBFC uncut X cert 100:18s Passed X (18) without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1974 cinema release
cut X cert   Passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1969 cinema release

The submitted running time was noted as 100:18s

The System

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  • The Girl Getters
BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut

best available
best
available

12 cert 86:36s The System is a 1964 UK drama by Michael Winner.
With Oliver Reed, Jane Merrow and Barbara Ferris. IMDb

A pre-cut version was passed 12 for moderate violence and sex references without further BBFC cuts for:

The film was pre-cut to keep the BBFC happy in 1964. The cuts have persisted through the 2008 DVD release

BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut

X cert 92:18s
=88:36s
A pre-cut version was passed X (16) for:
  • 1964 cinema release

 

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