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Thalaivaa
  • Time to Lead
Thalaivaa - Time To Lead is a 2013 India action thriller by Vijay.
With Vijay, Amala Paul and Santhanam. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Passed 15 uncut but immediately resubmitted and cut for a 12A cinema release

BBFC cut
category cuts
2:21s
12A
 
175:25s
 
UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence and soft drug use after 2:21s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2013 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

Distributor chose to make cuts to obtain a 12A classification. Cuts made to remove a focus on violence and bloody injuries, including throat slittings and bloody stab wounds, as well as sight of blood on swords and machete blades.

BBFC uncut 15 177:46s

 

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence for:
  • 2013 cinema release [unreleased, the distributors resubmitted a few days later for a cut 12A release]
Thani Oruvan Thani Oruvan is a 2015 action thriller by Mohan Raja.
Starring Jayam Ravi, Nayantara and Aravind Swamy. BBFC link
BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated 2015 cinema release
BBFC cut
category cuts
1:16s
12A 156:51s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, injury detail after 1:16s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • The distributor chose to cut scenes of strong violence and injury detail in order to achieve a 12A rating. The cuts were made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An uncut 15 was available.
That Kind of Girl

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  • Teenage Tramps
That Kind of Girl is a 1963 UK drama by Gerry O'Hara.
Starring Margaret Rose Keil, Linda Marlowe and David Weston. IMDb

Summary Notes

London is in full '60s swing in THAT KIND OF GIRL, a shamelessly entertaining exploitation film that revels in sexual titillation while moralizing about the dangers of STDs (In HD).

BBFC cut
~46s

best available
best
available

12 cert

X cert

73:44s

Cinema submitted
77:36s =74:30s
 

UK: The cut Cinema Version was passed 12 without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 201q BFI R0 Blu-ray/R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2010 BFI R0 Blu-ray
  • 2010 BFI R0 DVD
UK: Passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1963 cinema release

BFFC cuts from article on dvdcompare.net :

  • Reel 1 - In striptease number, remove all shots in which girl's breast is visible
  • Reel 3 - Remove shot of boy kissing girl between breasts.
  • Reel 3 - Remove shot of boy lying on top of girl on chaise longue.
  • Reel 3 - Shorten scenes of boy and girl making love on bed, in particular concluding scene when he is naked.
That Man Bolt

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1:06s 18 98:21s 1973 US film by Henry Levin & David Lowell Rich (CIC Video)
That Sinking Feeling

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BBFC uncut 12 cert 87:56s 1980 UK comedy by Bill Forsyth.
With Tom Mannion, Eddie Burt and Richard Demarco. IMDb

A dubbed Americanised version was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2009 2 Entertain Online
  • 2009 2 Entertain R2 DVD

Review from UK Amazon : Unwatchable

I have waited many years for this to be released on DVD but have been sorely let down by the terrible new voiceover. The entire feeling of the film has been completely lost. I can't understand why this had to be done as the only people who want to see this movie wanted it in it's original glory - no one else is interested. Surely they can release another version with the original voices as this one is shocking and unwatchable.

BBFC uncut PG cert 85:51s A short version was passed PG without BBFC cuts for:
  • UK Odyssey VHS
BBFC uncut A cert 92:15s
=88:34s
Passed A uncut for:
  • 1980 cinema release
That Thing You Do!

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uncut
uncut
MPAA
PG
~146:51
=~140:59s
1996 US comedy by Tom Hanks.
With Tom Hanks, Liv Tyler and Charlize Theron. IMDb

The US release features the Director's Cut/Extended Version and is MPAA PG rated for:

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC uncut PG cert

MPAA
PG

103:16s The Theatrical Version was passed PG uncut for:
  • 2002 20th Century Fox R2 DVD
  • 1997 Fox/Guild VHS
  • 1996 cinema release
Theatre of Blood

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  • Theater of Blood

Theatre Blood Steelbook Blu ray Vincent

Theatre of Blood is a 1973 UK comedy horror by Douglas Hickox.
With Vincent Price, Diana Rigg and Ian Hendry. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1972 cinema release. Uncut in on home video. Uncut in the US

Summary Notes

A Shakespearean actor takes poetic revenge on the critics who denied him recognition.

As incredibly good as this movie is, one must give pause before attempting to review it; after all, Vincent Price plays an actor who murders the critics who panned his performances and cost him the acting award he felt he deserved. I find it something of a relief to have nothing at all negative to say about this unusual, almost brilliant movie.

uncut
uncut
15 cert

18

MPAA
R rated

99:45s UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

  • 1987 Warner VHS titled Theater of Blood

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

BBFC cut
cut
X cert   UK: Passed X after compulsory BBFC cuts for:
  • 1972 cinema release titled Theatre of Blood

From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were:

  • Some of the close-up shots from the murders of Merridew and Miss Moon were slightly trimmed.
Theo and Hugo Theo and Hugo is a 2016 France gay romance by Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau.

See Hardcore 18s List: Theo and Hugo

Theri Theri is a 2016 action drama by Atlee.
Starring Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Amy Jackson. BBFC link
BBFC category cuts were required for a 2016 12A rated cinema release
BBFC cut
category cuts
1:12s
12A 156:09s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, occasional bloody detail, references to sexual violence after 1:12s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2016 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to reduce scenes of violence (by removing heavier blows, sprays of blood, and blood being coughed up), and remove more explicit verbal references to sexual violence, in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.
These are the Damned

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  • The Damned
uncut
uncut
12 cert 91:21s 1963 UK fantasy drama by Joseph Losey.
With Macdonald Carey, Shirley Anne Field and Viveca Lindfors. IMDb

UK: The Director's Cut/UK Theatrical Version was passed 12 uncut for moderate violence for:

See version details from dvdcompare.net :

This version features the original UK Version but has the US opening titles

BBFC uncut 12 cert 83:38s  A shortened version was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1996 Encore VHS

Presumably this is the shorter US Version that replaces the shooting of Freya by Bernard with a scene showing the shots being fired by a helicopter gunman.

BBFC uncut X cert 94:27s
=90:40s
The UK Theatrical Version was passed X (16) uncut for:
  • 1961 cinema release
They Call Me Macho Woman

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51s 18 81:13s 1989 US action film by Patrick G Donahue

Thanks to Bleach on The Melon Farmers Forum

Cut by the BBFC when submitted in 1996

  • At 24.5 mins - As man sits astride woman, sight of him twirling butterfly knife, later sight of his hand groping up her skirt and, after removing underwear, of his hand up skirt again were all removed.
  • At 31 mins - In barn with woman tied up, two shots of man groping her groin over her skirt were removed.
  • At 40.5 mins - During fight by car, after head is pushed through windscreen, sound of head scraped against glass and shot of foot kicking victim and subsequent crunching sound were all removed.
  • At 56.5 mins - After blonde woman is slapped, second slap, stomach punch and head butt were all removed.
  • At 76.5 mins - After bald man slaps woman twice, his headbutt to her was removed.
Thief

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  • Violent Streets
Thief is a 1981 USA action crime thriller by Michael Mann.
Starring James Caan, Tuesday Weld and Willie Nelson. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
No censor cuts. There is a Theatrical Version and a Director's Edition

Summary Notes

Becoming closer to his dream of leading a normal life, a professional safecracker agrees to do a job for the mafia, who have other plans for him.

BBFC uncut
Director's Edition
MPAA R
MPAA
124:41s
=119:42s
UK: BBFC details not yet published for the Director's Cut for:
  • 2015 Arrow Video [Theatrical + Director's Cut] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2015 Arrow Video [Theatrical + Director's Cut] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon

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

From IMDb. The Director's Edition adds a new scene and tweaks others. Opinions are divided on whether this makes for any improvement. The new scene shows Wille Dixon on the bank on the Chicago river. The scene takes place directly after Caan's car drives away from the opening heist. A slow dissolve has been added that transitions to this new scene (normally the film cuts directly to Frank at the car lot).

BBFC uncut
Theatrical Version
18 117:39s

UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for strong language and violence for:
  • 2015 Arrow Video [Theatrical + Director's Cut] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2009 Optimum Releasing R2 DVD
  • 2003 MGM R2 DVD
  • 1999 Warner VHS
  • 1986 Warner VHS titled Violent Streets
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed X (18) uncut for:
  • 1981 cinema release titled Violent Streets
Thin Ice

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  • The Convincer
Thin Ice is a 2011 USA crime comedy drama by Jill Sprecher.
With Greg Kinnear, Alan Arkin, Lea Thompson. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

The Director's Cut was shortened for pace for US theatrical release. Nothing controversial

uncut
Director's Cut
MPAA
Unrated
~109:00s
=~104:00s
US: The Director's Cut is released for

The Director's Cut made a splash on the film festival under the title The Convincer. It was taken up for distribution but it was felt in need of a re-cut to make it a little pacier. The resulting Theatrical Version was not so well received. So best to stick to the Director's Cut.

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC uncut

cut
shortened for pace

15 cert

MPAA
R Rated

89:31s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language and violence for:
  • 2013 Universal R2 DVD

US: The Theatrical Version is MPAA R Rated for:

The Third One The Third One is a 2014 Argentina gay drama by Rodrigo Guerrero.

See Hardcore 18s List: The Third One

The Third Part of the Night

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  • Trzecia Czesc Nocy
BBFC uncut 15 cert 101:55s 1971 Poland drama by Andrzej Zulawski

No BBFC cuts noted to the 2007 Second Run R0 DVD

cut X cert   The BBFC cut the 1973 cinema release.

The submitted runnung time was noted as 106:15s = 102:00s

Thirst

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  • Bakjwi
uncut
uncut
  147:42s
=141:48s
2009 South Korea horror by Chan-wook Park.
With Kang-ho Song, Ok-bin Kim and Hae-sook Kim. IMDb

South Korea: Director's Cut/Extended Version released for:

Mostly just plot extensions See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com .

uncut
uncut
alternative
18 128:23s The Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2011 Palisades Tartan Online
  • 2011 Palisades Tartan R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2010 Palisades Tartan R2 DVD via UK Amazon
  • 2009 cinema release.
13 Assassins

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  • Jûsan-nin no shikaku
BBFC uncut 15 cert 120:01s 13 Assassins is a 2010 Japan/UK action adventure by Takashi Miike.
With Kôji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada and Yûsuke Iseya. IMDb

The shortened International Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2011 Artificial Eye RB Blu-ray
  • 2011 Artificial Eye R2 DVD
  • 2011 cinema release

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com . The film was shortened from the original Japanese Version by 15:42s for reasons of brevity, simplicity and to downplay supernatural elements. The original version is preferred by the movie-censorship.com reviewer.

30 Days of Night

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30 Days of NIght DVD

uncut 18 108:29s 2007 US horror film by David Slade

By 2008, after a couple of complaints, the BBFC decided that the DVD release should be 18 uncut.

From The 2007 BBFC Annual Report:

The Board did receive letters questioning the rating, and when the work came in for DVD release it was reconsidered and the rating raised to '18'.

Perhaps the BBFC should should create a new certificate explanation: Suitable for people aged 15+ but rated 18 to be on the safe side

The uncut region 2 DVD is available at UK Amazon

Review from Amazon UK

'30 Days of Night' is the movie based on the best selling graphic novel by Steve Niles. The story begins when a group of vampires flock to Barrow, Alaska where the sun sets for 30 days, allowing them to feed without the burden of sleep to avoid lethal sunlight. Because of the cold, the vampires' senses are weakened and a few of the town's residents are able to hide. One resident is Sheriff Eben Olemaun (Josh Hartnett), who attempts to save the town and the lives of the few remaining townspeople, including his wife Stella (Melissa George).

This was probably the film that I was most looking forward to in 2007 and when I finally got to see it, I wasn't disappointed at all. At the time when I first watched this film I hadn't read any of the comics, so the story was new to me, but I enjoyed it all the same. I've read the comic since seeing this and the film version has a lot more added to it, which I feel was definitely necessary as only the beginning and the end are featured in the original. There's plenty of gore, a great storyline, good characters, lots of scares and some excellent camerawork. The setting of Barrow feels very isolated and creepy and very, very atmospheric. The vampires have twisted, ugly faces and make eerie, high pitched wails to each other and speak in their own language, taking the sexy, seductive image away from the over-used and tired character.

Overall this is without a doubt one the best films of 2007 and is definitely the best vampire film I have ever seen.

uncut 15 cert   Passed 15 uncut for cinema in 2007 with the following explanation:

30 DAYS OF NIGHTS is a horror thriller set in a remote town in Alaska. As the long Arctic winter is about to begin the town receives some unwelcome visitors. The film was passed '15' for strong, bloody, horror violence and language.

The BBFC's Guidelines at '15' state that violence may be strong, but may not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury. Strong threat and menace are permitted, but the strongest gory images are unlikely to be acceptable. The violence in this film is certainly strong and gory, but the sequences are invariably brief and the fantasy nature of the work is a moderating factor. The BBFC's Guidelines at '15' also allow for the frequent use of strong language and this film includes the use of a moderate number of strong expletives.

30 DAYS OF NIGHT also contains a couple of innocuous drug references and very mild verbal sex references.
31

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31

31 is a 2016 USA horror thriller by Rob Zombie.
Starring Malcolm McDowell, Elizabeth Daily and Meg Foster. Youtube link IMDb
Originally given an MPAA NC-17 rating but was then cut for an R rated Theatrical release. The Unrated Version was promised for home video but instead, the first home video releases feature the cut theatrical version.

Summary Notes

31 tells the story of five carnies in 1976 kidnapped on the morning of Halloween and held hostage in a remote industrial Hell. While trapped, they are forced to play a violent game called 31. The mission is to survive 12 hours against an endless gang of grease-painted maniacs.

uncut
uncut
NC-17 Version
MPAA NC-17   US: The original submission to the MPAA was NC-17 rated for sadistic graphic violence, bizarre sexuality/nudity, pervasive disturbing images and some strong language.

Director Rob Zombie is running afoul of national ratings body, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), who, after reviewing two cuts of his latest movie 31 , refuse to give it anything lower than an NC-17 rating. Zombie commented:

Well, after two tries through the MPAA, our rating on 31 remains NC-17. Maybe three is the charm to get an R rating. Why R, you ask? Well, because your local theater will not show an NC-17. Even though you are a fucking adults... things much be censored for your enjoyment.

Rod Zombie later confirmed that the uncut version will be used for the home video release but noted that he does not think the film suffers at all as a results of the cuts.

However Zombie was wrong, the first home video release featured only the cut theatrical version.

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
cut
Theatrical Version

18

MPAA R

  UK: Presumably it was the cut US Theatrical Version that has been passed 18 for strong bloody violence without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2016 cinema release

US: Cut and MPAA rated R for strong bloody horror violence, pervasive language, sexual content and drug use for:

This is Elvis

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This is Elvis

  12 cert 97:26s 1981 US documentary by Malcolm Leo and Andrew Solt

The Theatrical Version was passed 12 uncut for the 2007 Warner DVD.

From version details on IMDb

Both theatrical and video releases contain certain footage not seen on the other. The longer video release contains a slightly longer recreation of Elvis' last night at Graceland, more 50's concert footage, more movie footage, more '68 Comeback Special material, and home movies from a movie cast party.

On the video release Love Me is substituted for Are You Lonesome Tonight , which was on the theatrical version.

There is also an interesting moment captured on film of Elvis backstage making a few profound statements that are present on the theatrical version that were later altered by overdubbing by an actor on the video release slightly censoring the conversation. This is the raise the dead dialogue he engages in backstage towards the end of the film.

The Two Disc Special Edition contains both the Theatrical and video versions

The Special Edition region 2 DVD is available at UK Amazon
The Special Edition region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon

  PG cert 143:49s The 1986 Warner video is an Extended Version that was passed PG uncut
  A cert 101:29s The Theatrical Version was passed A uncut for the 1981 cinema release
This is England

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This Is England is a 2006 UK crime drama by Shane Meadows.
Starring Thomas Turgoose, Stephen Graham and Jo Hartley. BBFC link IMDb
Passed 18 uncut by the BBFC for all releases but this was overruled in Westminster, London when the council overruled the 18 rating and replaced it with a local 15 rating.

Summary Notes

This is England: Mods, New Romantics, and Skinheads are the major youth sub-cultures of this very English summer of 1983 and young 12-year-old Shaun is left wandering aimlessly alone and lost during the start of his school holidays, until his chance meeting with Woody and his fun and friendly Skinhead pack. Finding a new lease of life; girls, parties, Ben Sherman shirts, Doc Martin boots and shaven hairstyles young Shaun is welcomed, life during this summer holiday has got a whole lot better. That is until Combo arrives on the scene bitter, dangerous, racist, militant and psychotic life for young Shaun has just approached his first major crossroads. This is England is a look back at the early eighties of British working-class life through the eyes of young Shaun and his new gang, and dealing with the bitterness of outside influences such as racism and xenophobia, of mass unemployment and the fall out of the Falkland's War; Thatcher's Britain: Did we ever have it so good? When you see ...

uncut
uncut
18

Westminster Council
15

97:57s UK: Passed 18 uncut for very strong racist violence and language for:

UK, Westminster : Passed 15 uncut for

  • 2007 cinema release in Westminster
See article from mashable.com . Newly appointed BBFC boss, David Austin said in an interview:

The only film I can think of recently where a local authority has overruled our rating is This is England, a Shane Meadows film. We gave This is England an 18 for strong racist violence... And I know that Shane Meadows went to Westminster and said we think this film has strong messages to teenagers about the dangers of gang culture and gang violence, so we think you should give it a 15.

Westminster council took the view that in their particular local authority area, where gang violence may have been a live issue, then that trumped anything else. They were happy for the film to get a 15.

This is 40

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This Is 40 is a 2012 USA comedy by Judd Apatow.
With Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Maude Apatow. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Version.

Summary Notes

Pete and Debbie are both about to turn 40, their kids hate each other, both of their businesses are failing, they're on the verge of losing their house, and their relationship is threatening to fall apart.

uncut
Extended Version
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

136:52s
=131:24s
UK: The Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language, twice very strong, strong sex and drug references for:
  • 2013 Universal Pictures UK [Extended + Theatrical] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon

US: The Extended Version is MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2013 Universal [Extended + Theatrical] R0 Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com . There's an extra 3.5 minutes of additional material. Nothing that is challenging on the censorship front but there are a few extra jokes that hit the mark.

BBFC uncut
Theatrical Version
15 cert

MPAA R

128:07s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language, twice very strong, strong sex and drug references for:
  • 2013 Universal Pictures UK [Extended + Theatrical] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2013 Universal Pictures UK R2 DVD
  • 2012 cinema release

US: The Theatrical Version is MPAA R Rated for:

  • 2013 Universal [Extended + Theatrical] R0 Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon
  • 2013 Universal R1 DVD
 This Is My Street

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This Is My Street is a 1964 UK drama by Sidney Hayers.
With Ian Hendry, June Ritchie and Avice Landone. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1963 cinema release. The cuts presumably persisted into 2014 DVD

Promotional Material

Ian Hendry, June Ritchie, John Hurt and future Randall and Hopkirk stars Annette Andre and Mike Pratt feature among an outstanding cast in this mid-sixties realist drama from noted director Sidney Hayers. This Is My Street is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.

Jubilee Close, a drab street of decaying houses in London's Battersea, is home to a cross-section of working-class families. Yearning to escape from this depressing environment is the pretty, ambitious Margery Graham; the victim of an enforced marriage, she is tied to a lazy, boorish husband and young daughter, Cindy. Margery lives next door to her widowed mother who, in order to make ends meet, has taken in a lodger, Harry - a slick, unscrupulous salesman with a roving eye and a more-than-neighbourly interest in Margery...
BBFC cut
category
cuts

best available
best
available

PG cert

A cert

90:32s UK: Presumably the cut cinema version was passed PG without further cuts for mild sex references, bad language and implied suicide attempt for: UK: Passed A after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1963 cinema release
This Means War

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This Means War is a 2012 action comedy by McG.
With Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine and Tom Hardy. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

The Theatrical Version was cut for a PG-13, but the Unrated version shows the cut material to be pretty uncontroversial.

uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

99:41s UK:   The Unrated/Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language and crude sex references for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

See article from movie-censorship.com : Just a Bluff

The Unrated Version will feature an additional 7:22s minutes of material. A comparison of the two versions identifies the Director's Cut as a bluff package. The only sexual content is a harmless intro in a James Bond style. The most of the additional running time consists of an uncontroversial fake family scene . 'Fuck' can be heard twice in this scene. However, it is doubtful that this was the reason it was removed from the movie. More likely it was because the scenes slows down the movie, which is already losing speed at that point..

BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut

12 cert

MPAA
PG-13

93:30s UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 12A without BBFC cuts for moderate violence & sex references & one use of strong language for:
  • 2012 20th Century Fox R2 DVD
  • 2012 cinema release

In the US Fox cut out a few sex jokes from actress Chelsea Handler. The cuts were to avoid the R Rating handed down by the US film censors and obtain a PG-13 instead. Before making cuts Fox did in fact try to appeal against the R Rating but the appeal was turned down.

This Must Be The Place

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  • Un lugar donde quedarse
This Must Be The Place is a 2011 Italy / France / Ireland comedy drama by Paolo Sorrentino.
Starring Sean Penn, Frances McDormand and Judd Hirsch. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
No censor cuts. The films exists as an International Version and a longer Italian Version that was screened at Cannes

Promotional Material

Cheyenne (Sean Penn) is a former rock star who still dresses like a Goth. Now 50, he relives the days of superstardom with young fan and best friend Mary. Living off his royalties he rattles around his grand Dublin mansion until the death of his estranged father calls him to New York. Reunited with his family, Cheyenne discovers a secret that will send him across America. On a journey through the Midwest, full of surreal encounters with an eclectic mix of characters from New York socialites to ethical gun-shop owners, Cheyenne is on the road trip of his life.
BBFC uncut
Italian
Version
15 113:15s UK: The Cannes Version/Italian Version was passed 15 uncut for:
  • 2012 Trinity Film [Cannes version + International Version] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2012 Trinity Film [Cannes Version only] R2 DVD at UK Amazon
BBFC uncut
International Version
15 106:31s UK: The International Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language and sex references for:
  • 2012 Trinity Film [Cannes version + International Version] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2012 cinema release
This Sporting Life

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This Sporting Life is a 1963 UK sport drama by Lindsay Anderson.
Starring Richard Harris, Rachel Roberts and Alan Badel. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1963 cinema release. It is presumed that the cuts have persisted to all releases since

Summary Notes

In Northern England in the early 1960s, Frank Machin is mean, tough and ambitious enough to become an immediate star in the rugby league team run by local employer Weaver. Machin lodges with Mrs Hammond, whose husband was killed in an accident at Weaver's, but his impulsive and angry nature stop him from being able to reach her as he would like. He becomes increasingly frustrated with his situation, and this is not helped by the more straightforward enticements of Mrs Weaver.

BBFC cut
cut

best available
best
available

12 cert

15 cert

X cert

128:17s UK: Presumably the cut Theatrical Version was passed 12 without further BBFC cuts for:

UK: Presumably the cut Theatrical Version was passed 15 without further BBFC cuts for:

  • 2000 Carlton/ITV R2 DVD
  • 1990 Pickwick VHS
  • 1986 Rank VHS

UK: Passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for:

  • 1963 cinema release

US: The cut Theatrical Version is MPAA Unrated for:

This, That and the Other

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  • A Promise of Bed
BBFC uncut 15 cert 78:17s 1969 UK sex comedy by Derek Ford.
With Victor Spinetti, Vanessa Howard and Dennis Waterman. IMDb

A short version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2010 Optimum R2 DVD
BBFC uncut 18 78:09s A short version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1986 Network Distribution VHS
BBFC uncut X cert 87:19s
=83:49s
A long version was passed X (18) without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1971 cinema release
BBFC
cut
X cert   Passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1969 cinema release under the title A Promise of Bed

The submitted running time was noted as 82:57s = 79:38s

That's Your Funeral

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  • Das total verrückte Begräbnis
That's Your Funeral is a 1972 UK comedy by John Robins.
Starring Bill Fraser, Raymond Huntley and David Battley. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A' rated 1972 cinema release.  An unknown version was passed 12 for 2017 DVD.

Summary Notes

The animosity between two rival undertakers is amplified when drug traffickers attempt to use coffins and hearses to smuggle their wares.

BBFC uncut
uncut
12 79:06s

UK: Passed 12 uncut for drug references for:
  • 2017 Strawberry Media video

It is not clear if this is the same version as the cut theatrical release

BBFC cut
category cuts
A submitted
81:17s
=78:02s
UK: Passed A (PG) after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1972 cinema release
The Thompsons

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Thompsons BD Combo Blu ray

The Thompsons is a 2012 horror thriller by The Butcher Brothers
With Mackenzie Firgens, Elizabeth Henstridge and Cory Knauf. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

UK distributors opted to cut a scene of sexual violence that was passed uncut by the BBFC

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
R rated

78:33s UK: The Original Version was passed 18 uncut for strong horror, bloody violence, sex and sexualised violence for:
  • 2012 Lions Gate Video unreleased after the distributor opted for a pre-cut version

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut
1:02s

18 77:27s UK: A pre-cut Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for strong horror, bloody violence and sex for:
  • 2012 Lions Gate R1 DVD

The BBFC consumer advice for this version neglects the phrase sexualised violence after the offending scene had been pre-cut and the running time reduced by 1:02s

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . The pre-cut scene shows the brothers forcing a couple to have sex before carving the guy's face off.

Thoongavanam Thoongaavanam is a 2015 India thriller by Rajesh M Selva.
Starring Kamal Haasan, Prakash Raj and Trisha Krishnan. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts required for a 12A rated 2015 cinema release

Summary Notes

Narcotics cops Diwakar aka CKD & Mani rob two drug peddlers of 10kgs of cocaine who work for the drug lord Vittal Rao. To gain back his package, Vittal Rao kidnaps Diwakar's son. Just when Diwakar decides to return the stash and free his son, the package goes missing. How Diwakar frees his son by tackling the drug mafia and managing to evade corrupt cops and an honest narcotics agent forms the crux of this edge-of-the-seat thriller.

BBFC cut
category cuts
1:34s
12A 125:22s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, occasional bloody images after 1:34s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • The distributor chose to remove shots of strong violence and bloodshed (in this instance, a scene of suffocation, shootings, sight of blood spurts and sight of bloody injury detail) in order to achieve a 12A rating. A 15 without cuts was available.
Those Long-Haired Nights Those Long-Haired Nights (Mga gabing kasinghaba ng hair ko) is a 2017

See Banned International: Those Long-Haired Nights
 

The Thousand Plane Raid

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The Thousand Plane Raid is a 1969 USA war adventure by Boris Sagal.
Starring Christopher George, Laraine Stephens and JD Cannon. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
The 1969 cinema release suffered BBFC category cuts for a U rating. Uncut and 12 rated for 2014 DVD.

Promotional Material

Steeple Bassington, England, 1943. The United States Army Air Force's 8th Air Force, 103rd Heavy Bombardment Group, is mired in moral-lowering night-time bombing missions that are simultaneously dangerous and relatively ineffective against the German war-making machine.

Hard-ass, by-the-book Colonel Brandon gets the nod and he begins to re-build the sloppy 103rd, trying to weed out the incompetents and cowards.

BBFC uncut
uncut
12 89:24s UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate bloodshed, sex for:
  • 2014 101 Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 27th October 2014
BBFC cut
category
cuts
old cert U   UK: Passed U after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1969 cinema release
The Three Avengers

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  • Gli invincibili tre

3 Avengers Sinister Cinema

The Three Avengers is a 1964 Italy / Tunisia adventure by Gianfranco Parolini.
Starring Sergio Ciani, Mimmo Palmara and Lisa Gastoni. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for a U rated 1965 cinema release. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

(1964) Alan Steel, Lisa Gastoni, Mimmo Palmara, Rosalba Neri. Steel and his sword-wielding pals run head-on into the forces of a cruel tyrant. There's a bit more intentional comedy than usual in this sword and sandal opus. All the usual court intrigue comes into play as the bad guys are eventually subdued. If you like lots of sword fighting, this ones for you. Color, 16mm.

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uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~100:00s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
category cuts
U pre 1970 submitted
99:38s
 
UK: Passed U after category cuts for:
  • 1965 cinema release
3 Days to Kill 3 Days to Kill is a 2014 USA action crime thriller by McG.
With Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld and Connie Nielsen. IMDb

See article from collider.com . Director McG spoke of deleted footage from a Paris cabaret, and the possibility of including it in a Director's Cut

Yeah, I think there will be some [deleted footage]. We shot that one scene in the Crazy Horse, which is a very famous cabaret that's visited by women as much as men. It's not vulgar, at all. It's beautiful. It's like Cirque du Soleil. So, I tested the movie with a longer version of these women doing what I thought was this very, very beautiful dance, and American women were not really into it. I was saddened because I wasn't like, Ooh, look at the nudity. I just thought it was beautiful. It was like looking at a painting. These women are from the Bolshoi. So, the director's cut will be more involved, and it will speak to this ethereal, otherworldly quality of the Vivi character.

3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy  

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Sex Zen Extreme Extended Directors

 

3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy is a 2011 Hong Kong erotic drama by Christopher Sun Lap Key.
With Hiro Hayama, Leni Lan Yan and Saori Hara. BBFC link IMDb
Exists as a Theatrical Version and a Director's Cut. The Theatrical Version was heavily cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema release in 2011 and DVD in 2012.

Summary Notes

As a conceited scholar of the Ming Dynasty, Wei Yangsheng believes that since life is short, one should pursue the ultimate sexual pleasure as time allows. Wei Yangsheng encounters Tie Fei the Taoist priest's daughter, Tie Yuxiang, on an occasion. With the former's talent and the latter's beauty, they fall in love at first sight, and Wei Yangsheng is later married into the Tie's family. Yuxiang is elegant and courteous under the influence of her father's faith, though her lack of passion cannot fully satisfy Wei Yangsheng's sexual needs. His disappointment is no less than his affection for her.

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uncut
Director's Cut
Cat III Hong Kong
Hong Kong
~128:00s
=~122:00s
Hong Kong: The Director's Cut is Cat III rated for:

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com :

The Director's Cut contains extensions in graphic violence & sex scenes. It also extensively changes and expands the plot. The Director's Cut is the way better version. It's obvious that this is the originally planned version of 3-D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy. Where the Theatrical Version seems to be bumpy here and there the DC fills in the blanks and contains more laughs, more visual appealing & the smoother plot.

See  article from  twitchfilm.com :

The Director's Cut includes some rather extreme content which was excised because test audiences and the Hong Kong censorship thought it was too gross. This includes the Yangsheng character squeezing some lactating lady's breasts during an orgy, causing milk to fountain out and cover the entire group. Also, the sequence where the Prince of Ning accidentally fucks a concubine to death during rough sex is a lot longer.

BBFC cut
2:48s
18 105:16s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 for strong sex, violence, nudity and sexual violence after 2:48s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2012 Metrodome R2 DVD
  • 2011 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

  • Compulsory cuts were required to two scenes of sexual and sexualised violence, which included elements with a tendency to eroticise and endorse sexual violence.

The BBFC further explained (ignoring a rather redundant explanation that the film goes beyond a 15 rating):

3D SEX AND ZEN EXTREME ECSTASY is a Chinese erotic period drama about a recently married young man who embarks on a sexual odyssey when his wife is unable to satisfy his sexual desires. The film was classified 18 for strong sex, violence, nudity and sexual violence.

There are frequent sequences of strong sex and nudity which include sight of a man sucking a woman's nipples, pubic nudity in a sexual context, sight of a man's erect penis, buttock thrusting implying penetration, and implied but masked fellatio and cunnilingus.

Before the film was classified 18 , the BBFC required cuts in two scenes.

  • In the first scene, a man rapes a woman, with the woman then going on to enjoy the sex. The scene is shot in the same eroticised style as the rest of the film and creates the impression that rape can be an enjoyable and exciting erotic experience. The scene was cut to remove the non consensual set up, leaving a purely consensual sex scene.
  • In the second scene, a man engages in violent sex with a woman. Although the sex is consensual, the man beats and whips the woman during sex, before finally suffocating her to death as he thrusts into her. The scene, which is filmed in the same eroticised style as other scenes, creates a strong link between violence and sexual arousal. Although the BBFC suggested that the scene could be reduced to an acceptable level by multiple cuts, the distributor chose to remove the scene in its entirety.

Both scenes breach the terms of the Guidelines at 18 which state the BBFC may cut any portrayals of sexual or sexualised violence which might, for example, eroticise or endorse sexual assault .

cut
cut
    Singapore/India:

There is a more extensively cut version with 18 minutes removed from the Theatrical Version:

  • Scenes were removed depicting group sex and oral sex
  • Scene showing a monk being seduced was removed

South Korea:

  • 3 minutes removed from the two rape scenes, perhaps simialr to the UK cuts

Thailand:

  • The 2 rape scenes were removed
  • Scene showing a monk being seduced was removed
3 Days to Kill

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3 Days to Kill is a 2014 USA / France action crime thriller by McG.
Starring Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld and Connie Nielsen. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Exists as a cut 12 rated Theatrical Version and an uncut 15 rated Extended Version

Summary Notes

A dangerous international spy is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, whom he's previously kept at arm's length to keep out of danger. But first, he must complete one last mission - even if it means juggling the two toughest assignments yet: hunting down the world's most ruthless terrorist and looking after his teenage daughter for the first time in ten years, while his wife is out of town.

  uncut
Extended Version
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

122:10s UK: The Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for sexualised nudity, moderate violence, sex references, strong language for:
  • 2014 Entertainment One UK video

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

  • 2014 20th Century Fox [Theatrical + Extended] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon
  mpaa cut
cut
Theatrical Version
12A cert

MPAA PG-13

117:10s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 12A without further BBFC cuts for moderate violence, sex references, nudity, strong language for:
  • 2014 cinema release

US: The Theatrical Version is cut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:

  • 2014 20th Century Fox [Theatrical + Extended] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2014 20th Century Fox R1 DVD

See  pictorial cuts from  movie-censorship.com :

  • The scene in the strip club has been  blurred and/or cut for the Theatrical Version.
  • The Extended Version includes 5:00s of extra material including the uncensored strip club scene. The rest of the additional material is uncontentious plot which makes for a slightly better film.

See article from movie-censorship.com :

It is reported that the Theatrical Version released in Germany and France has deleted a light hearted use of a doorstop as if it was a grenade. It does seem to be a Hollywood policy that action films should be stripped of humour as this does not seem to work so well in international releases so it sort of is believable. However the running time suggests that the UK has the US Theatrical Version rather then this International Theatrical Version.
3.50 3.50 is a 2013 Cambodia/Singapore crime thriller by Chhay Bora.

See Banned International: 3.50

3 Generations

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3 Generations is a 2015 USA drama by Gaby Dellal.
Starring Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning and Susan Sarandon. IMDb
The film was originally given an R rating by the MPAA but was subsequently cut for the preferred PG-13 rating.

Summary Notes

Family living under one roof in New York must deal with a life-changing transformation by one that ultimately affects them all. Ray is a teenager who has come to the realization that he isn't meant to be a girl and has decided to transition from female to male. His single mother, Maggie, must track down Ray's biological father to get his legal consent to allow Ray's transition. Dolly, Ray's lesbian grandmother, is having a hard time accepting that she now has a grandson. They must each confront their own identities and learn to embrace change and their strength as a family in order to ultimately find acceptance and understanding.

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cut
MPAA PG-13   US: A cut version was passed PG-13
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uncut
MPAA R   US: Originally passed R uncut
Three Immoral Women

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  • Immoral Women
  • Les héroïnes du mal

Walerian Borowczyk Collection Immoral Collections

Three Immoral Women is a 1979 France erotic drama by Walerian Borowczyk.
With Marina Pierro, Gaëlle Legrand and Pascale Christophe. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC. Uncut in the US.

Summary Review: Soft Focus Morality Tales

A follow up to Walerian Borowczyk's earlier Immoral Tales.

It features 3 episodes. First a tale of a woman bedding her way to success amongst Renaissance painters and church benefactors. The second features a girl and her white rabbit getting exploited in 19th century France. The third is about a woman being abducted in Paris.

Dreamy soft focus stuff with enough of a story to raise it above the norm.

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uncut
MPAA
Unrated
114:34s
=109:59s
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
cut
pre-cert VHS

X cert

84:35s UK: Unconfirmed but likely that the cut cinema version was released on pre-cert video for:
  • 1983 Walton VHS

UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:

  • 1981 cinema release
Three Kingdoms: Resurrection Of The Dragon

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  • Saam gwok dzi gin lung se gap
3s 15 cert 97:47s 2008 China/South Korea/Hong Kong action drama by Daniel Lee

The BBFC cut 3s from the 2009 Icon DVD. Cuts were required to remove sight of horses being tripped to fall forwards onto their faces and necks.

The Three Maria

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  • As Tres Marias
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uncut
15 cert 105:23s 2002 Brazil/Italy drama by Aluisio Abranches.
With Marieta Severo, Júlia Lemmertz and Maria Luísa Mendonça. IMDb

A long version was passed 15 without cuts for:

Maybe just some DVD extras included with the main feature.

BBFC uncut 15 cert 88:23s
=84:51s
Passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2003 cinema release
The Three Musketeers

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4s BBFC PG certificate 199:46s 1933 US action film by Colbert Clark & Armand Schaefer

BBFC cut 4s when submitted in 2008. A cut was required to this work for animal cruelty (in this instance the sight of a horsefall)

3 Ninjas

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  • 3 Ninja Kids

3 Ninjas DVD

1:44s BBFC PG certificate 79:36s 1992 US action/comedy film by Jon Turteltaub

Additional cuts were required for the video version to achieve a PG rating. The 1:44s of cuts includes the cinema cuts. The video was titled 3 Ninjas

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

34s BBFC PG certificate   The 1993 cinema release titled 3 Ninja Kids was cut by 34s
3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain

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  • 3 Ninjas 4
  • 3 Ninjas 4: High Noon at Mega Mountain
  • 3 Ninjas 4: Showdown at Mega Mountain
  • 3 Ninjas: Showdown at Mega Mountain
2:45s BBFC PG certificate 86:39s 1998 US action/comedy film by Sean Macnamara  Video)

Cut for video when submitted in 1998 (the same version was resubmitted in 2001)

Punches, kicks, head-kicks, head-butts, ear-claps, nunchaku, a throwing playing card - similar to a death star, a yo-yo with blades sticking out of it, throwing darts, the list is endless. One cut removes a kid peeing himself when a villain yells in his face.

3 Ninjas Kick Back

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42s U cert 88:47s 1994 US/Japan action comedy film by Charles T. Kanganis

Same cuts for the 1994 cinema, 1995 video and 2001 DVD releases

3 Ninjas Knuckle Up

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2:09s BBFC PG certificate 82:05s 1995 US action comedy by Sang-ok Shin

The 1995 video and 2001 DVD are the same BBFC cut version

3 Pantyhosed

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soft
1:30s
18 56:19s 2010 release adult video by Bob Wallenski (Nucleus)
The Three Stooges : The Movie

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Three Stooges DVD Sean Hayes

The Three Stooges: The Movie is a 2012 US comedy by Bobby Farrelly & Peter Farrelly.
With Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos and Will Sasso. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

The BBFC advised cuts for a PG rated cinema release but was released uncut at 12 for home video. Uncut in the US

uncut
uncut
12 cert

MPAA
PG

88:14s UK: Passed 12 uncut for dangerous behaviour, but in a slapstick context for:

US: Uncut and MPAA PG Rated for:

BBFC cut
advised category
cuts
BBFC PG certificate 91:38s UK: Passed PG for dangerous behaviour, but in a slapstick context after BBFC cuts for:
  • 2012 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

This work was originally seen for advice. The company was advised that the film was likely to receive a 12A certificate but that their preferred PG classification could be achieved by making cuts in five sequences. These were to remove four sequences showing everyday objects being used in a potentially dangerous manner that young children may copy:
  • a vegetable peeler used on a man's head,
  • a cheese grater used on a man's foot,
  • hair tongs used on a woman's tongue and
  • a man's head in a microwave and
  • a line of dialogue about teaching children to play with matches.

When the finished version of the film was submitted for formal classification, the recommended cuts had been made and the film was classified PG .

Thriller

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  • Thriller: en grym film
  • Thriller: A Cruel Picture
  • Thriller: They Call Her One Eye

Thriller Cruel Picture Region NTSC

Thriller: A Cruel Picture is a 1973 Sweden action thriller by Bo Arne Vibenius (as Alex Fridolinski).
Starring Christina Lindberg, Heinz Hopf and Despina Tomazani. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Banned by the BBFC and Swedish film censors for 1973-4 cinema release. Passed X by the BBFC after heavy cuts for 1976 cinema release. Heavily cut in the US for an R rating. There is an uncut Unrated US release that contains hardcore inserts.

Summary Notes

Gorgeous Swedish cult siren Christina Lindberg plays Frigga who cannot speak after a childhood trauma. A rather shady character kidnaps her and after getting her hooked on heroine, he forces her to work as a prostitute, and gouges her eye out when she refuses her first client. Frigga saves her money and pays for lessons in martial arts, before taking her revenge on those cruel customers and her pimp.

As the title suggests this is one viciously bleak film. From the barren wind swept Swedish landscape and eerie electric score to the hard core sex scenes and eye gouge scene which was created using a real cadaver, Thriller is a truly potent cult shocker.

Lindberg is a truly striking and unforgettable cult figure, carrying a shotgun and dressed all in black she is enigmatic and certainly makes shameless plagiarizer Tarantino's work look pale by comparison.

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uncut
MPAA
Unrated
106:36s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

The uncut version includes hardcore inserts of penetration and ejaculation

mpaa cut
3:36s
MPAA R
MPAA
103:01s US: Cut for a US R rating

The US Synapse DVD identified as the Vengeance Edition is missing the hardcore scenes, and has a shortened eye gouging scene, but contains the rest of the violence.

See see pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC cut
cut
X cert 79:39s UK: Passed X after heavy BBFC cuts for:
  • 1976 cinema release

Presumably this is based on the US Version: This was heavily cut to try and obtain distribution in the US. Madeleine was re-named to Frigga, the hardcore sex-scenes were all cut, and several scenes including violence were censored as well. Overall, about 25 minutes of the movie were taken out.

banned
banned
rejected   UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1974 cinema release

Sweden: Banned in Sweden for 1973 cinema release

Throwaways

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Throwaways is a 2015 USA action fantasy thriller by Tony Bui.
Starring Peter Brooke, James Caan and Noel Clarke. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
The UK release is noted as an Internet Version but it is not clear what is meant by this.

Summary Notes

Notorious hacker Drew Reynolds is captured by the CIA and given a proposition - work for them or spend the rest of his life in prison. Agreeing on the condition that he can form his own team, he puts together a group of "throwaways" - the people deemed expendable and seemingly the worst in the organization.

uncut
Theatrical Version
  ~90:00s
=~86:00s
US: The Theatrical Version is noted as running longer than the Internet Version
BBFC uncut
Internet Version
15 83:44s

UK: The Internet Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language, violence for:
  • 2015 Sony DADC UK Limited video
Thunder in Paradise: Strange Bru

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4s 12 cert 42:24s 1996 release by Lyndon Chubbuck
Thunderball

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  • Ian Fleming's Thunderball
  • James Bond, Secret Agent

Thunderball DVD

Thunderball is a 1965 UK James Bond film by Terence Young.
With Sean Connery, Claudine Auger and Adolfo Celi. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for cinema but uncut on home video

Cutting Edge: Quick Trims

BBFC cuts to the 1965 cinema release.

Cutting Edge Quick Trims logo

Thunderball mink glove

See video on YouTube
See more from Cutting Edge
 

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uncut
BBFC PG certificate 124:56s UK: Passed PG uncut with BBFC cuts waived for:

US:

  • 2013 MGM [Thunderball + You Only Live Twice + Diamonds are Forever] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2012 MGM Bond 50 Collection RA Blu-ray at US Amazon

Note that The Ultimate Edition release of Thunderball is missing the reddening effect when an incompetent henchman is thrown in as punishment. This is reported to be a processing error rather than an example of censorship.

BBFC cut
14s
A Cert 129:43s
=124:32s
UK: Passed A after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1965 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • The first of two short scenes where Bond is seen stroking the naked back of the spa employee with a mink glove was removed. This cut was reinstated for the video release, and has always been present in all home video versions in the UK

See article from bbfc.co.uk :

In April 1965 Eon Productions sent a shooting script of Thunderball to the BBFC for advice on how the finished film might be considered for classification. The letter published here [pdf] details the BBFC's lengthy response to the script. Mindful that an X certificate would not be consistent with the previous three Bond films, the letter specifies over thirty aspects of the script that could be problematic for an A certificate.

John Trevelyan sums up the general concern of the BBFC when he explains:

I get the impression that this screenplay has been deliberately hotted up with a view to its including more sex, sadism and violence than the previous Bond pictures, and… it seems less light-hearted in tone.

In the end only one cut for an A was required – the sight of Bond stroking the back of a partially nude girl with a mink glove.

Thunderbolt

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  • Pik lik foh
  • Dead Heat
Thunderbolt is a 1995 Hong Kong action comedy thriller by Gordon Chan.
With Jackie Chan, Anita Yuen and Michael Wong. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

The movie has not troubled censors but it was shortened slightly for international release.

Summary Notes

In order to release his kidnapped sister, sports car mechanic Jackie Chan has to beat a super-criminal street racer.

BBFC uncut
uncut
Hong Kong flag
Hong Kong
  Hong Kong: The Hong Kong version is uncut
BBFC uncut
International Version

cut
shortened

 

15 cert

MPAA R

106:19s UK:  The International Version was passed 15 for strong violence without BBFC cuts for:

US: The International Version is MPAA R rated for:

See article from dvdcompare.net :

The international version is missing the scene where Steve turns around smirking after Cougar says Damn you! to him at the end

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Japan flag 96:57s
=93:04s
Japan: There is also a shorter Japanese Version
Thundercrack 1975 USA adult comedy horror by Curt McDowell

See Banned: Self censored List

Thuppakki Thuppakki is a 2012 India crime action thriller by A.R. Murugadoss.
With Vijay, Kajal Agarwal, Sathyan. IMDb

BBFC category cuts for UK 12A rated cinema release but an uncut 15 on DVD

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uncut
15 cert 169:35s

 

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence and a scene of torture for:
  • 2013 Seyons HD Entertainment video
BBFC cut
2:55s
category cuts
12A cert 162:57s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence and threat after 2:55s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2012 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

The distributor chose to cut a scene of torture, in which it is implied that two of a terrorist suspect's fingers are cut off, together with images of strong violence (a blood spurt as an old lady is shot in the head and a male character's arm being broken/dislocated with a long pole, and blood dripping from a male character's mouth) in order to achieve a 12A classification. A 15 uncut was available to the distributor.

Thupparivaalan Thupparivaalan is a 2017 action mystery drama by Myshkin.
Starring Bhagyaraj, Devayani and Anu Emmanuel. BBFC link
BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated 2017 cinema release.
BBFC cut
category cuts
2:08s
12A 156:26s UK: Passed 12A for infrequent strong language, moderate violence, infrequent sex references after 2:08s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2017 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove scenes of strong violence in order to achieve a 12A classification.
Thursday

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uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

84:00s 1998 US action crime film by Skip Woods with Thomas Jane and Aaron Eckhart. IMDb

The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for:

  • 1998 Polygram VHS
  • 1998 cinema release

The German release features the Director's Cut for:

MPAA
cut
MPAA
R Rated
~83:00s
=~80:00s
The US Theatrical Version was cut for an R Rating. Violence and sexual content was deleted.
THX 1138

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THX 1138 is a 1971 USA Sci-Fi thriller by George Lucas.
With Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence and Don Pedro Colley. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Set in the 25th century, the story centers around a man and a woman who rebel against their rigidly controlled society.

uncut
Director's Cut
12 cert

MPAA
R Rated

84:45s UK: The Director's Cut was passed 12 uncut for:

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

The Director's Cut has some altered plot but the main change is to improve the visuals with modern CGI. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

uncut
Original Version 
15 cert 82:13s UK: The Original Version was passed 15 uncut for:
  • 1995 Warner VHS
  • 1992 Warner VHS
  • 1988 Warner VHS
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uncut 
X cert 95:07s
=91:19s
UK: A long version was passed X uncut for:
  • 1971 cinema release
Tidal Wave

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  • Haeundae
  • Haeundae: The Deadly Tsunami
BBFC uncut 15 cert 102:32s 2009 South Korea action drama by Je-gyun Yun

The International Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for the 2009 Optimum DVD.

There is also a longer Korean Version and a Director's Cut with uncontentious plot extensions.

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (Átame!) is a 1989 Spain crime comedy romance by Pedro Almodóvar.
Starring Victoria Abril, Antonio Banderas and Loles León. IMDb

Uncut by film censors, but has a place in censorship history. See  article from  cinemaretro.com :

When it came to releasing Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! in the U.S. in 1990, Almodovar was met with some resistance from the MPAA ratings board. The dreaded X rating was threatened, forcing Miramax, the film's distributor, to sue. The film was eventually released unrated ; however, it was this lawsuit that prompted the MPAA to change the stigmatized X to the more consumer-friendly NC-17.

Ironically, the NC-17 rating wasn't an improvement. The stigma remained and the media in many areas of the country continued the policy of refusing to advertise NC-17-rated movies.)

Tiger Cage

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  • Dak ging to lung
  • Sure Fire
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uncut
Hong Kong ~92:00s 1988 Hong Kong action film by Woo-ping Yuen.
With Jacky Cheung, Carol 'Do Do' Cheng and Simon Yam. IMDb

The Hong Kong release is uncut for:

BBFC
4:47s
18 87:24s Passed 18 after 4:47s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1989 cinema release
Tiger Cage 2

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  • Sai hak chin
  • Full Contact
Tiger Cage 2 is a 1990 Hong Kong crime action by Woo-ping Yuen.
With Donnie Yen, Rosamund Kwan, David Wu. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

The Export Version features alternative plot and a different end

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uncut
Hong Kong flag   Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Version is uncut and has about 3:22s of alternate material including a different and better end. See pictorial version differences from movie-censorship.com
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uncut
18 90:57s UK: The Export Version was passed 18 uncut for:
  • 1995 MIHK VHS
  • 1991 TVB VHS
  • 1991 VPD VHS
  • 1990 cinema release
Tiger Heart

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uncut 15 Certificate 86:21s 1996 US adventure film by Georges Chamchoum

Passed uncut in 2005

59s 15 Certificate 85:12s The Guild Pathe video was cut in 1996

A reader noted that a recent Channel 5 showing for the film included a fight in a convenience store that featured nunchakus. As this coincidently lasted a minute it seems logical that it was this scene that offended the BBFC.

A Tiger's Tail

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TIGERS TAIL Greg Grunberg

A Tiger's Tail is a 2014 USA family film by Michael J Sarna.
Starring Greg Grunberg, Darlene Vogel and Christopher Judge. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

BBFC category cuts for a U rated 2014 DVD

Summary Notes

A boy winds up in this live-action adventure of a lifetime when Luna, a baby tiger cub, escapes from an animal sanctuary and follows him home. It is up one boy, his friend, and his dog to return Luna to her home before she destroys his parents' home.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~77:00s US: Presumably uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
category cuts
2s
U 81:16s UK: Passed U for very mild bad language after 2s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2014 ICON Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 21st July 2014
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove a use of mild bad language ('crap') in order to obtain a U classification. Cut made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An uncut PG classification was available.
A Time For Dancing

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52s PG cert 88:51s
 
by Peter Gilbert (Ventura International)

Cut in 2006 with the following BBFC comment: The cuts were Cuts for Category. Distributor chose to remove a single use of strong language (''fucking") and a moderate scene of implied sex

The Time Machine

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Time Machine DVD Rod Taylor

The Time Machine is a 1960 USA Sci-Fi romance by George Pal.
Starring Rod Taylor, Alan Young and Yvette Mimieux. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for an A (PG) rated 1960 cinema release. Uncut otherwise

Summary Notes

A Victorian Englishman travels to the far future and finds that humanity has divided into two hostile species.

uncut
uncut
PG cert 98:20s UK: Passed PG uncut for:
  • 2013 Warner R0 DVD-R at UK Amazon
  • 2002 Warner R2 DVD
  • 1986 MGM VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA UNrated for:

BBFC cut
category
cuts
A Cert   UK: Passed A after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1960 cinema release
Time of Her Life

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  • Steven M Smith's Time of Her Life
uncut
Director's Cut
12 cert 80:14s Time of Her Life is a 2005 UK fantasy by Steven M Smith'.
With Laura Penneycard, Geoff Shaw and Colin Bower. IMDb

The Director's Cut was passed 12 uncut for:

  • 2012 Greenway Video
BBFC uncut 12 cert 92:36s The Original Version was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2005 Greenway R2 DVD
Time Rider

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  • Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann

Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann Blu-ray

Time Rider is a 1982 USA action Sci-Fi western by William Dear.
Starring Fred Ward, Belinda Bauer and Peter Coyote. BBFC link IMDb
Exists with alternative endings.

Summary Notes

Lyle, a motorcycle champion is traveling the Mexican desert, when he find himself in the action radius of a time machine. So he find himself one century back in the past between rapists, thiefs and murderers....

cut
DVD Ending
15

MPAA PG
MPAA

89:10s

UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
  • 1987 Weintraub VHS

From IMDB. The ending was cut [ Spoilers! hover or click text ]

In the original theatrical release, Porter Reese was so distracted by the destruction of the motorcycle that he did not notice the approach of the helicopter's tail rotor until it was too late -- there was a scream, a splattering sound, and a shot of empty gore-drenched boots. For the DVD release, the shot was replaced with pickup shot of Reese crawling on the ground; the audio, however, was not changed.
BBFC uncut
Theatrical Ending
15

MPAA PG
MPAA

93:31s
=89:47s

UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
  • 1983 cinema release
US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
Time To Kill

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17s 18 98:27s 1996 release by Guiliano Montaldo

Same cuts for cinema and video version.

Timothy Goes to School: Season 1 Episode 3: Small Change/Shy Charles

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50s U cert 24:07s 2000 US/Canada children's cartoon by Gary Hurst

The BBFC cut 50s for the DVD submitted in 2008: Cut was required to remove sight of character in children's cartoon placing metal implements in toaster during repair scenario, because of the dangers of imitation in a work aimed at a very young audience.

uncut U cert 24:57s The 2004 DVD from Maverick Entertainment was uncut
The Tin Drum

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  • Die Blechtrommel

Tin Drum Dual Format DVD

The Tin Drum is a 1979 West German film by Volker Schlondorff.
With David Bennent, Mario Adorf and Angela Winkler. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Shortened for theatrical release and further cut by the BBFC. The BBFC cuts were waived in 2003. The longer Director's Cut was released in 2011.

uncut
Director's Cut
15 Certificate

MPAA
R Rated

156:26s UK: The Director's Cut was passed 15 uncut for strong sex and sexualised nudity for:
  • 2011 Arrow Academy [Theatrical + Director's] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon

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

The Director's Cut adds plot details that add depth to the film. It basically restores scenes that were removed when the distributors wanted the film to be shortened for running time reasons. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC uncut

cut
shortened

15 Certificate

MPAA
R rated

135:50s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
  • 2011 Arrow Academy [Theatrical + Director's] R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2003 Nouveaux Pictures R2 DVD

US: The Theatrical Version is MPAA R Rated for:

The cut's were waived when the BBFC decided that the disputed scene did not constitute an indecent image. You do not see Maria's pubes and it seems likely (from other evidence - eg the book about the making of the film) that Scholndorff made her wear masking tape at this point. The offending shot simply shows a young boy pressing his face against a woman's pubic region (not actually her vagina). 

It is  a serious film with little else to comfort paedophiles and expert views agreed that the scene was no more indecent (or vulnerable to misuse) than some of the other scenes in the film, such as the sherbert licking.

BBFC cut
19s

cut
shortened

15 Certificate

X cert

135:51s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 after 19s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1997 Disc VHS
  • 1994 Connoisseur VHS
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed X (18) after 19s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1980 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • A shot has been deleted from the scene where the young Oskar is seen burying his head in Maria's pubic area.

The film was transmitted uncut on Channel 4 during this time.

Tinto Brass Presents: 4

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6:49s 18 99:08s Italian shorts by Tinto Brass (Arrow Film Distributors)

Cut by the BBFC when submitted in 2004 with the following statement: Cuts required to remove sight of abusive knife play during sexual activity. Company also chose to cut explicit images of oral-genital contact, dildo penetration, masturbation and penetration with finger for 18. The sexual detail, though not the knife play, could have been passed R18.

The context in which explicit imagery occurs is a key factor in the BBFC's decisions. But every work is different and it is not possible to list the sort of situations which justify real sex at '18'. Images of real sex were cut from a collection of erotic short films, Tinto Brass Presents – 4, to obtain an '18', on the grounds that the work was too close in tone and intent to a sex work designed to produce sexual arousal.

Titanic Titanic is a 1997 USA romance by James Cameron.

Not cut in the UK or US, but was tidied up in 2012 for Blu-ray. Goofs were removed and night time backgrounds were modified for  accuracy

 

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