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Team America: World Police

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  • Team America

Team America unrated DVD

Team America: World Police is a 2004 US/Germany animated comedy by Trey Parker.
With Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Kristen Miller. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Exists in 2 versions with the Uncut/Unrated version have an extended bad taste puppet sex scene
uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
98:13s
=94:17s
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
38s

15 cert

MPAA R
MPAA

93:38s UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2013 Paramount R0 Blu-ray
  • 2005 Paramount R2 DVD
  • 2004 cinema release

From IMDb:

  • In the Unrated Version, the puppet sex scene is extended. It now contains shots of Gary performing oral sex on Lisa from behind and two separate shots of them urinating/defecating on each other, all of which had to be cut to secure an R-Rating.

See also pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

Tears of the Sun

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Tears Sun DVD Bruce Willis

uncut 15 cert 136:36s 2003 US war film by Antoine Fuqua

The BBFC passed the Directors Cut or Extended Version 15 uncut for the 2005 20th Century Fox DVD.

The extra material is non-contentious

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

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

  15 cert 115:54s The BBFC passed the Theatrical Version 15 uncut for the 2003 cinema release and 2003 20th Century Fox DVDs
Teaserama

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BBFC uncut 15 cert 64:08s 1955 US documentary by Irving Klaw

The BBFC passed the 2010 Nucleus DVD 15 without cuts.

BBFC uncut 15 cert 66:40s The BBFC passed the 2003 Village DVD 15 without cuts. The BBFC noted that this was a Re-edited version
BBFC uncut 15 cert 62:55s The BBFC passed the 1998 Visual Entertainment video 15 without cuts
Ted

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Ted Limited Gift T shirt Blu ray

Ted is a 2012 USA comedy fantasy by Seth MacFarlane.
With Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis and Seth MacFarlane. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Version
uncut
Extended Version
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

107:35s
 
UK: The Unrated/Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for very strong language, strong sex references, drug use and nudity for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

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

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com . 6:12s of extra plot featuring more strong language. This is not a major update to the film but is worth having.

uncut
Theatrical Version 
15 cert

MPAA R

101:38s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for strong sex references, language, drug use and brief nudity for:
  • 2012 Universal [Theatrical + Extended] Steelbook RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2012 Universal [Theatrical + Extended] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2012 cinema release
Ted 2

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Ted 2 is a 2015 USA comedy by Seth MacFarlane.
Starring Liam Neeson, Mark Wahlberg and Amanda Seyfried. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended/Unrated Version.

Summary Notes

Newlywed couple Ted and Tami-Lynn want to have a baby, but in order to qualify to be a parent, Ted will have to prove he's a person in a court of law.

BBFC uncut
Extended version
15

MPAA
Unrated

120:23s

UK:  The American Unrated/Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language, sex references, drug use for:

US: The MPAA Unrated Version is uncut for:

  • 2015 Universal Studios [Unrated + Theatrical] R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 15th December 2015
  • 2015 Universal Studios [Unrated + Theatrical] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 15th December 2015
BBFC uncut
Theatrical Version
15

MPAA R

115:30s
=110:53s

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, sex references, drug use for:
  • 2015 Universal Video
  • 2015 cinema release

US: The Theatrical Version is MPAA R rated for:

  • 2015 Universal Studios [Unrated + Theatrical] R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 15th December 2015
  • 2015 Universal Studios [Unrated + Theatrical] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 15th December 2015
Teen Wolf

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uncut BBFC PG certificate 88:29s 1985 US comedy by Rod Daniel

The cuts were waived when resubmitted in 2004

13s BBFC PG certificate 88:12s Both the cinema release and the Entertainment In Video release were cut when submitted in 1986
  • Cuts are to the scene where Stiles is looking for some marijuana in his garage and Scott is confiding in him that he is a werewolf. 

Thanks to Andrew

The BBFC cut did not impress the BBC who broadcast the film in 1992 fully uncut at 6:30pm

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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  • Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Anniversary

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a US 1987 children's cartoon TV series.
With Cam Clarke, Barry Gordon and Rob Paulsen. IMDb
Cut for European TV broadcasts and then further cut by the BBFC for VHS. Later uncut on DVD
uncut
uncut
PG cert

U cert

  UK: Season 1-4  were passed U and PG uncut for:
  • 2005 Paramount DVD
BBFC cut
cut
  PG cert

U cert

  UK: Season 1-4  were passed U and PG after various BBFC cuts for:
  • 1990-92 Abbey VHS

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com :

  • For the most part only scenes showing Michelangelo use his nunchucks were edited or removed.
  • Furthermore, dialogues were edited to turn the word ninja into hero. Sometimes complete scenes are missing due to the use of that infamous word!
  • In addition to that, sound effects were added in fighting scenes to make them sound funnier and less scary.

Additionally, the BBC version of the show changed all uses of the term bummer (meaning bad luck'), due to concerns over the term having a homophobic meaning in British slang.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie

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  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Original  

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a 1990 USA/Hong Kong chidlren's action comedy by Steve Barron.
With Judith Hoag, Elias Koteas and Josh Pais. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Ludicrously cut by the BBFC in 1990-91. Uncut since 2003. Uncut in the US

See further details in case study from bbfc.co.uk

Summary Notes

A quartet of mutated humanoid turtles clash with an uprising criminal gang of ninjas.

uncut
uncut
BBFC PG certificate

MPAA PG
MPAA

89:41s UK: Passed PG uncut for moderate violence with previous cuts waived for:
  • 2013 Mediumrare [TMNT The Movie + II + III] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2013 Mediumrare [TMNT The Movie + II + III] R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2004 Medusa/Contender R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2003 cinema release
US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
  • 1998 New Line Home Video R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 24th February 1998
BBFC cut
1:51s
BBFC PG certificate 87:27s

 

UK: The cut cinema version was passed PG without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 1991 Virgin VHS

The video is further cut to the cinema version but this seems down to a different implementation of the same BBFC cuts list:

  • Michelangelo is on the phone ordering a pizza when Splinter is giving the turtles advice. When Splinter hears that he is not listening and is on the phone he throws a book at him and shouts Michelangelo. For some completely stupid reason the scene was now missing the book throwing which by the way was the tamest throwing of a book I have ever seen. Also missing was some of Michelangelo's dialogue when he orders the pizza due to the fact you can clearly see his nunchaku as he is spinning them.
BBFC cut
1:51s
BBFC PG certificate 91:38s
=87:58s
UK: Passed PG after 1:51s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1990 cinema release

The official BBFC cut time given is 1:51 seconds but there seems to be more footage changed than 1:51s via reframing and separate angles. The distributors probably re-edited more than required to implement the BBFC cuts

Thanks to Byron. The BBFC cuts were:

First of all the nunchaku in this film are real, well rubber props but they are not sausages that happens in Turtles 2. Timings are approximate

  1. At 17:49s. April is on TV interviewing the police chief and the turtles are watching. In the uncut version we see Leo, Don and Mike in front of the set watching and you can see Mike's nunchaku on his back barely he then kisses the screen when April comes on.  7 seconds of reframing where instead of seeing them sat down as soon as Mike sits down the picture zooms into the TV so all we can see is the TV with April on. This shot is also missing Mike kissing the screen we just hear the sound.
  2. 2s. Mikes shell is blacked out when a shot from behind shows his nunchaku in his belt. In the same scene another second is cut when Mike is introduced as it is reframed to avoid seeing his nunchaku.
  3. 2s cut. More reframing is used to prevent you seeing mikes nunchaku in his belt when conversing with April about frozen pizza. The idea seems to be cut the nunchaku on sight even if you need slow motion to see them. 3 seconds are gone again when Mike's back is darkened again when he is talking to April.
  4. 20s cuts in the following scene where April is eating pizza with the turtles to hide the slight glimpse of the nunchaku in his belt. Next is his Cagney impression which is missing a shot from behind.
  5. 3s reframing when Splinter is kidnapped.
  6. When the Shedder is making his entrance and is about to address the foot there are 6 seconds of substitutions. In the uncut one when the red carpet is being rolled out for him you can see the foot solders in a line armed with sticks and the nunchaku. In the UK version we get to see the kids in the crowd above chewing gum and looking board. This is the cheap kind of censorship SKY 1 does in the day with wrestling putting pointless crowd shots in to cover up things.
  7. When the turtles are watching April on TV again Raphael and Leonardo start to argue. 3s are cut here as when Mike gets up to go to the kitchen you can see the nunchaku in his belt at the side.
  8. More reframing as Mike and Don watch a Tortoise and Hare cartoon by 8s.
  9. One of the longest cuts is more obvious. Its the movies first big fight scene and Raph has just been thrown though the skylight and a big fight with loads of Foot soldiers. 1s is substituted when one of the foot solders who has jumped though is armed with nunchaku. A nunchaku contest occuring between the foot solder and Mike is removed, 48s, A very funny scene leaving the UK version to look really stupid. More reframing cuts appear though out the fight every time Mike hits anyone with his nunchaku or can be seen with his nunchaku in the slightest. Also Don's joke with him about them not being game show fans is cut. This is due to Mike's nunchaku being in shot and also misses Mike's line about everyone liking the USA versions letter turner Vanna White. A another cut is when a foot solder tries to chop up Mike with an axe while he is still on the floor. The axe chops are there but the picture is reframed so as not to see the forbidden nunchaku in Mike's hand. Next more cuts when more foot solders drop though the skylight causing the floor to give in and then as the turtles get up after landing in the basement. The scene ends when Aprils apartment sets on fire and brings to an end a cutting spree that including the nunchaku contest was cut by 1:27s.
  10. Not a cut but an interesting line by Tatsu Shedders minion. He says in all versions of the film "kurso" when Shedder is angry at him which I am sure is Japanese for shit.
  11. Cuts when Casey Jones and April retreat to Aprils farm in the country. 3s of Mike's nunchuka whilst punching a punch bag in a barn. 8s of Mike using his nunchaku in training. The next cut is pathetic and is one to a bit of blatant advertising for turtle wax. April is being given a shoulder massage by Casey after she appears in pain in a scene that starts their romance. As soon as he starts the massage in the UK version it cuts to the next scene and misses a comic scene of 24s for no apparent reason.
  12. Another cut occurs when Mike and Don attempt to eat some leftover pizza. In the UK version when Danny says they might be some leftover pizza Mike gets excited then it cuts to the next scene missing 17s of Mike and Don inspecting the pizza and asking". The only conclusion is that the BBFC didn't get the joke about penicillin.
  13. The next cuts occur during the final fight of the movie. The turtles use the hot steam from the sewer pipes to burn the foot solders a shot of a foot solder getting sprayed in the face is cut this is 2s. Then a shot from over head of all 4 turtles over the bodies of the foot soldier is cut as it shows Mike 2s of spinning his nunchaku. A 13s cut occurs to April helping Mike take out some foot solders from on top of a pipe with a stick and to him whacking some foot solders with his nunchaku. When Mike and Don are fighting foot solders back to back doing bad jokes 2 seconds are cut to remove sight of nunchaku and the line by Mike of goes with it also the sequence is reframed so you cant see Mike is hitting foot solders with his nunchaku . Then after the famous trailer line by Mike of "god I love being a turtle" 1s is cut to stop you seeing Mike hold up his nunchaku and laugh. On the roof 1s is cut from a exchange between Mike and a nunchaku welding foot solder.
  14. The following cuts are disgusting as they change the end of the movie and ruin the final fight with Shedder. This fight is cut badly and looks crap due to the cuts. Mike and Don do rock, paper , scissors to see who goes next. Mike loses then spins his nunchaku and goes for Shedder then it cuts to the next scene. So 9s cut. Then when the action starts again on the roof 1s is cut to stop you seeing Mike spinning his nunchaku in the air as the turtles run towards Shedder. 5 seconds are cut next showing Mike fighting the Shedder and getting knocked over. This is annoying as Mike is made out to be an idiot in the cut version who doesn't fight Shedder or anyone else. Now comes a crucial cut that alters the ending. Leo charges at Shedder and is brought down. Shedder then puts his blade to Leo's throat and tells the Turtles to get rid of their weapons. They throw them off the roof but then a 1s cut occurs cutting out Mike's nunchaku getting caught on the ladder rung. This is a plot point for later that is missing from the UK version. Now Splinter arrives and Shedder takes his mask off revealing his scars from Splinter In the UK version as he charges at him 19s are cut. These are of Splinter using the nunchaku of Mike's from the ladder rung to wrap around the Shedder's blade who he then slings over the edge. He then holds him there dangling but Shedder has reached a knife which he then throws at him which he catches but in doing so the nunchaku wrapped around the blade unravels dropping Shedder to his doom. Then Splinter finishes his sentence from before "Without honour". The UK skips all this and makes it out that Splinter simply grabbed the blade and slung him over the edge where he simply dropped to his doom with out no tense dangling or final attack or dialogue from Splinter.  However the fall in the UK version is from one single angle rather than 3 different ones. This cut really ruins the end of the film and lessons the danger to Splinter and the danger of Shedder.
    So the total movie cuts are of around 5 mins 28 secs. The BBFC should put an apology up before every screening of the new uncut version as they really made a right mess with this back in 1990.

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Secret of the Ooze

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze is a 1991 USA/Hong Kong family action comedy by Michael Pressman.
With Paige Turco, David Warner and Michelan Sisti. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Ludicrously cut by the BBFC for cinema and VHS for sausages used as nunchukas. Uncut for UK DVD and in the US

See further details in case study from bbfc.co.uk

Summary Notes

The Turtles and the Shredder battle once again, this time for the last cannister of the ooze that created the Turtles, which Shredder wants to create an army of new mutants.

uncut
uncut
BBFC PG certificate

MPAA PG
MPAA

84:57s UK: Passed PG uncut with previous cuts waived for: US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
BBFC cut
34s
BBFC PG certificate 84:01s tmnt2 sausages video UK: Passed PG after 34s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1991 CBS/Fox VHS
  • 1991 cinema release

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

  • Michelangelo waves nunchukas in front of armed gangsters  but turn out to be sausages on close inspection
  • Pizza delivery boy finds Mike's nunchukas. April waves them around amateurishly but this all too much for the censors.

From the BBFC case study. The BBFC were aware of the dangers of being made to look silly over being spotted cutting sausages:

However, BBFC Examiners also realised there was potentially a problem with some of the violence, in particular the use of improvised props resembling chainsticks or nunchaku:

In the credits sequence in Reel 1, chainsticks are wielded (or seem to be) after a shot of sausages hanging from the butcher's rail. Since there is real confusion between chainsticks and sausages this sequence needs to be carefully checked before cuts (if any) are listed. Ditto a sequence in Reel 2, where April tries out a pair of chainsticks; could they be sausages? If so, we would look pretty foolish (right Charlies, in fact) if we cut them!

See sausage nunchuks scene from YouTube

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III is a 1993 USA/Hong Kong family action comedy by Stuart Gillard.
With Elias Koteas, Paige Turco and Stuart Wilson. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for chainsticks in 1993 for cinema and VHS. Uncut since the 2002 DVD. Uncut in the US.

Summary Notes

The four turtles travel back in time to the days of the legendary and deadly samurai in ancient Japan, where they train to perfect the art of becoming one. The turtles also assist a small village in an uprising.

uncut
uncut
BBFC PG certificate

MPAA
PG

91:44s UK: Passed PG uncut with previous cuts waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:

BBFC cut
7s
BBFC PG certificate 91:44s UK: Passed PG after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1993 Fox VHS
  • 1993 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • All traces of chainsticks removed

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is a 2016 USA action comedy fantasy by Dave Green.
Starring Megan Fox, Stephen Amell and Will Arnett. Youtube link IMDb

Summary Notes

The Turtles return to save the city from a dangerous threat.

Always uncut but the film was the subject of an appeal to the Australian Censorship Board who originally granted the film M (Like a PG-15). The Appeal board downgraded the rating to PG for fantasy violence.

For comparison

  • BBFC 12A for moderate action violence
  • MPAA PG-13 for sci-fi action violence.
Teenage Tramp  

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Marias B Movie Mayhem Teenage Tramps Teenage

See trailer from youtube.com

Uncut at:
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
uncut
uncut
MPAA
R rated
~80:00s
=~76:00s
1973 US crime drama by Anton Holden.
With Alisha Fontaine, Anthony Massena and Robin Lane. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2011 Code Red Maria's B-Movie Mayhem Double Bill R1 DVD at US Amazon

Summary Review: A harrowing experience

Wayward and uninhibited young runaway Kim has fallen in with a bad crowd. Kim decides to flee said crowd and goes to the west coast to reunite herself with her uptight sister Hilary so she can collect some of the family inheritance. However, evil drug dealer Maury and his flock follow Kim to Hilary's house.

it is a rather unsettling look at clashing life styles in America, here depicted violently for the exploitation fans. It still carries a wallop.

All hell breaks loose when Kim (Alisha Fontaine) arrives on her sister's mansion doorstep.  The Film becomes a harrowing experience with the arrival of Manson-esque cult/gang leader Maury.

BBFC
49s
18 73:33s Passed 18 after 49s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1999 Double Vision VHS
The Telephone Book

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Telephone Book Blu ray DVD Combo

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~87:00s The Telephone Book is a 1971 USA comedy by Nelson Lyon.
With Margaret Brewster, Roger C. Carmel, David Dozer. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Summary Review: Underground

The story of a day in the life of a lonely, sensitive, exuberant, attractive, young woman. Her exploits, encounters, and frustrations as she attempts to find a special someone, a caller who has class , as she puts it.

Funny, near brilliant, underground movie about the sexual perversions of everyday people. A terrific example of grass roots filmmaking were the creativity and ingenuity of the director.

banned
banned
rejected   UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1971 cinema release
The Tempter  See The Antichrist
10 Cent Pistol 10 Cent Pistol is a 2014 USA crime thriller by Michael C Martin.

Originally rated R for violence, language throughout, some sexual references and drug use. However the distributor surrendered the R rating and chose to be Unrated instead.

The Ten Desperate Men

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  • I dieci gladiatori
  • The Ten Gladiators
The Ten Desperate Men is a 1963 Italy action comedy adventure by Gianfranco Parolini.
With Roger Browne, José Greci and Dan Vadis. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1964 cinema release.

Summary Notes

Roccia and a band of fellow gladiators join forces with a patrician named Glaucus Valerius to replace Nero, (and his evil henchman, Tigelinus), with a new emperor: Servius Galba. During the course of this bloody struggle, the gladiators lose their mentor and trainer - Resius - and then must rescue Lidia, Resius' beautiful niece, from death on the cross.

BBFC cut
category
cuts
U cert   UK: Passed U after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1964 cinema release
10 Enradhukulla 10 Enradhukulla is a 2015 action thriller by Vijay Milton.
Starring Vikram, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Pasupathy. BBFC link
BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated 2015 cinema release
BBFC cut
category cuts
1:11s
12A 142:46s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, infrequent strong language after 1:11s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Distributor chose to remove detail of strong violence in order to achieve a 12A rating (in this instance, shots of a severed human limb and focus on a man's bleeding wrist after a knife attack). A 15 without cuts was available.
10 Things  I Hate About You

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Things Hate About You DVD

uncut
uncut
12 cert 93:32s 1999 US comedy by Gil Junger

The BBFC cuts were waived for the 2010 Buena Vista DVD/Blu-ray

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

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

1s 12 cert 93:26s The cinema release of 1999 and Buena Vista video releases from 1999 to 2007 all suffered the same cut:
  • The BBFC removed a scene where a balisong (butterfly knife) is opened up.
10 to Midnight

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uncut 18 97:59s 1983 US film by J Lee Thompson

Cuts waived when 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 2 DVD is available at UK Amazon

Review from imdb : Low-budget Masterpiece

Another Tight, Low-budget Masterpiece from Bronson/Thompson,

Compared with the ridiculously shoddy Death Wish sequels, most of Charles Bronson's 1980s collaborations with J. Lee Thompson are masterpieces. In fact, even with the high ratio of bad actors and technical shortcomings, films like Evil That Men Do and this one, 10 to Midnight, kick modern hardboilers right in the balls.

1:42s 18 95:51s The Video Collection International release was cut when submitted in 1987

Thanks to MM

  • Cuts to scenes of sexual violence in the opening double murder. The cuts were to remove nudity during the murders
  • A brief shot of a nurse's dead body in a shower was cut due to blood on the breasts.
uncut 18 101:39s The cinema release of 1983 and the subsequent pre-cert video were uncut
Ten Years Ten Years is a 2015 Hong Kong drama by Jevons Au, Chow Kwun-Wai...

See Banned International: Ten Years

The Tenant

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  • Le Locataire

The Tenant DVD Roman Polanski

The Tenant is a 1976 France thriller by Roman Polanski.
With Roman Polanski, Isabelle Adjani and Melvyn Douglas. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

In Paris, the shy bureaucrat Trelkovsky rents an old apartment without bathroom where the previous tenant, the Egyptologist Simone Choule, committed suicide. The unfriendly concierge (Shelley Winters) and the tough landlord Mr. Zy establish stringent rules of behavior and Trekovsky feels ridden by his neighbors. Meanwhile he visits Simone in the hospital and befriends her girlfriend Stella. After the death of Simone, Trekovsky feels obsessed for her and believes his landlord and neighbors are plotting a scheme to force him to also commit suicide.

uncut
uncut
18

X cert

120:17s UK: Passed 18 uncut for moderate horror and suicide theme with cuts waived for: UK: Passed X(18) for:
  • 1976 cinema release
BBFC cut
6s
18 119:58s UK: Passed 18 after 6s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1986 CIC VHS

From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were:

Cut by 6 seconds by the BBFC to remove a brief extract of the banned nunchaku scene from Enter the Dragon (seen by Trelkovsky and Stella during a cinema visit)

Tender and Perverse Emanuelle

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  • Tendre et perverse Emanuelle
  • Le Chemin solitaire
  • French Emanuelle
  • Frissons sur la peau
BBFC
1:11s
18 76:10s 1973 France thriller by Jess Franco.
With Norma Kastel, Jack Taylor and Lina Romay. IMDb

Passed 18 after 1:11s of BBFC cuts for:

  • 1994 Redemption VHS

Thanks to Peter. The BBFC cuts are:

  • At 67 mins - In sex scene, remove all sight of man's erection and woman masturbating him and of man's hand in woman's crotch.
Tendres cousines See Cousins in Love
Tenebrae

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  • Tenebre
  • Unsane
  • Shadow
  • Sotto Gli Occhi dell'Assassino

Tenebrae Blu ray Anthony Franciosa  

 

Tenebrae is a 1982 Italy horror mystery thriller by Dario Argento.
With Anthony Franciosa, Giuliano Gemma and Christian Borromeo. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC by 4s for cinema release. This cut version was then banned on VHS as a video nasty. The film was cut for 2000 VHS. BBFC cuts were waived in 2003 by but the release suffered print damage. However a fully uncut version was released on UK DVD and Blu-ray in 2003.

Summary Review : Gore filled giallo

Tenebrae is a thriller about a writer of thrillers who, whilst on a promotional tour in Italy for his new book (...also called Tenebrae), finds himself the focus of a deranged serial killer, who is offing his victims according to the grisly murders found in the very same author's work.

Argento has a great deal of fun in devising these bizarre scenes and scenarios, whilst simultaneously orchestrating this grandiose, gore-filled Giallo with a bold approach to cinematography, montage and music.

As with a lot of Argento's work, the performances aren't all peerless, although, that said, there's some admirable moments, particularly from Anthony Franciosa as the author, Peter Neal, Argento's former muse Daria Nicolodi as his assistant Ann, and b-movie stalwart John Saxon as Neal's publisher.

The ending of the film is a satisfying one that is sure to delight those familiar with his previous works.

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

96:51s UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut
 

18

MPAA
Unrated

96:25s UK: Passed 18 with all BBFC cuts waived for:
  • 2006 Anchor Bay R2 DVD
  • 2003 Anchor Bay R2 DVD

US: MPAA Unrated for:

VoD:

The pre-cut footage is missing from many international prints and is due to damage to the master:

  • Ann walking to the sideboard and putting down her books
  • The last stab of a woman being repeatedly stabbed in her stomach
  • The end of a scene showing Jane looking at new shoes followed by the start of a scene with Bullmer walking around town
cut
total
26s

BBFC cut
5s

cut
pre-cut
21s

18 96:20s UK: Passed 18 after 5s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2000 Nouveaux VHS

This is an extra BBFC cut of 1s over and above the previous 4s cinema cuts to ensure that the BBFC were not passing a video that had recently been found to be 'obscene'.

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com :

The 4s BBFC cinema cut:

  • Removed shots: Jane's arm gets chopped off with a hatchet. She yells in pain, blood splatters. Then a shot of her chopped-off arm on the table.

The 1s BBFC extra video cut:

  • 1s when Peter gets skewered by the metal bar.

The pre-cut footage is missing from many international prints and is due to damage to the master:

  • Missing shot of a frightened woman and a tramp at the window.
  • The last stab of a woman being repeatedly stabbed in her stomach
  • The end of a scene showing Jane looking at new shoes followed by the start of a scene with Bullmer walking around town
BBFC cut
4s
Video Nasty

18

96:48s UK: The cut cinema version was released on pre-cert video for:
  • 1983 Videomedia VHS

Videomedia released the BBFC cut cinema version on video in 1983. It was doomed to take a leading position on the video nasties list . It was listed in March 1984 and stayed on the list throughout the panic. It is therefore one of the collectable DPP39s

UK: Passed 18 after 4s of BBFC cuts for:

  • 1983 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • Removed shots: Jane's arm gets chopped off with a hatchet. She yells in pain, blood splatters. Then a shot of her chopped-off arm on the table.
Tenement       1985 US crime film by Roberta Findlay

See Game of Survival

The 10th Kingdom: Hours 1 & 2

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  • The Tenth Kingdom
  • Das 10te Königreich
  • Das Zehnte Königreich

The 10th Kingdom

1s 15 Certificate 85:38s 2000 UK/German/US TV series by David Carson & Herbert Wise

Cut when submitted in 2000 to remove a double ear clap.

The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon

Review from Amazon US In some ways the story does ramble, but the intricate elements are woven together so coherently that they smoothly fit into the quest undertaken by the principal characters.

Virginia and Tony Lewis (Kimberly Williams and John Larroquette) live in a New York apartment. One day a dog enters Virginia's life. However, the dog is not just any ordinary dog, but Prince Wendell (Daniel Lapaine) changed into a dog by an evil Queen (Dianne Wiest). Soon trolls enter the story along with magic, and the story begins.

The acting talent in this movie is phenomenal. Rutger Hauer plays the Queen's woodsman, with his own poignant story. Warwick Davis is Acorn, a criminal with a tongue-in-cheek character. Ed O'Neil is perfect as Relish the Troll King. Scott Cohen as Wolf took a little getting used to, but once I realized how he fit into the story I enjoyed his antics and characterization. Camryn Manheim makes an interesting Snow White. Ann-Margret brings class to Queen Cinderella.

The story is an adult fairy tale. There is violence in the movie as well as a number of intense scenes that are likely inappropriate for children below the age of 7 or 8. However, for everyone else this movie is fun and complicated. If you enjoy fantasy, and you can be open-minded about how fantasy is approached, this movie could be perfect for you.

Tera Nova: Season 1 Occupation/Resistance

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uncut
uncut
12 cert 91:01s Terra Nova is a Australia/USA TV adventure Sci-Fi.
With Jason O'Mara, Shelley Conn and Christine Adams. IMDb

UK: An Extended Version was passed 12 uncut for:

  • 2012 20th Century Fox [Extended + TV Version] R2 DVD at UK Amazon
BBFC uncut 12 cert 84:09s UK: The Broadcast Version was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2012 20th Century Fox [Extended + TV Version] R2 DVD at UK Amazon
The Terence Davis Trilogy

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BBFC uncut 15 Certificate 100:52s
=96:50s
1983 UK drama by Terence Davies.
With Phillip Mawdsley, Nick Stringer and Valerie Lilley. IMDb

The longer US version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2008 BFI R2 DVD
BBFC uncut 15 Certificate 91:27s A shorter version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1994 Connoisseur VHS
BBFC uncut 18 94:23s
=90:36s
A shorter version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1984 cinema release
A Teresa May Special: Rock Bitch

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27s 18 42:03s 1998 release
Terminal Force

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1s 15 Certificate 86:45s 1995 release  by William Mesa
Terminal Justice

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1s 18 90:42s 1996 release by Rick King
The Terminator The Terminator is a 1984 UK/USA action Sci-Fi film by James Cameron.
Uncut in the US and UK.  However the UK distributors did consider accepting cuts to get a BBFC 15 rating, but in the end decided not to. The BBFC rating was later reduced to 15 uncut in 2002.
Terminator 2: Judgement Day

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Terminator 2 Judgment Day DVD

Terminator 2: Judgement Day is a 1991 US Sci-Fi action film by James Cameron
With Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and Edward Furlong. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 15 rated cinema and VHS release. Uncut and 18 rated on 1992 Laserdisc. Uncut and 15 rated since 2001. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US. Exists as a Theatrical Version, a Special Edition/Director's Cut and an Extended Special Edition.

Cutting Edge

Cutting Edge Episode 7
Terminator 2: Censors called to account

A video and detailed description of the BBFC cuts
 

Cutting Edge 7: Terminator 2

 

uncut
Special Edition
15 Certificate

MPAA R

147:06s UK: The Special Edition/Director's Cut was passed 15 uncut for strong violence and language for:
  • Studiocanal [Theatrical + Special Edition + Extended Version] 4k RB Blu-ray + RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • Studiocanal [Theatrical + Special Edition + Extended Version] 3D RB Blu-ray + RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • Studiocanal [Theatrical + Special Edition + Extended Version] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • Studiocanal [Theatrical + Special Edition + Extended Version] R2 DVD at UK Amazon r
  • 2009 Optimum RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2008 Optimum R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2007 Technicolor/Momentum R2 DVD
  • 2001 Carlton/MGM R2 DVD
  • 2001 Carlton VHS

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

  uncut
Extended Special Edition
  15 Certificate   UK: The Extended Special Edition was passed 15 uncut for strong violence and language for:
  • Studiocanal [Theatrical + Special Edition + Extended Version] 4k RB Blu-ray + RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • Studiocanal [Theatrical + Special Edition + Extended Version] 3D RB Blu-ray + RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • Studiocanal [Theatrical + Special Edition + Extended Version] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • Studiocanal [Theatrical + Special Edition + Extended Version] R2 DVD at UK Amazon r
BBFC cut
17s
15 Certificate 145:43s UK: The Special Edition was passed 15 after 17s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1997 Polygram VHS

The BBFC cuts were similar to those inflicted on the 1992 Theatrical Version Polygram video.

See US Special Edition vs US Theatrical Version for the additional footage added for the Special Edition.

uncut
Theatrical Version
15 Certificate

18

No Cert

MPAA R

131:12s UK: The 2D and 3D Theatrical Versions were passed 15 uncut for strong violence, language for:
  • Studiocanal [Theatrical + Special Edition + Extended Version] 4k RB Blu-ray + RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • Studiocanal [Theatrical + Special Edition + Extended Version] 3D RB Blu-ray + RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • Studiocanal [Theatrical + Special Edition + Extended Version] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • Studiocanal [Theatrical + Special Edition + Extended Version] R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2017 cinema release

UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for:

  • 1992 Pioneer Laserdisc

This is one of the first few films where a higher rated version was made available. The BBFC argued at the time that if the marketing of a film is aimed at the original certificate, ie the 15, then children of that age group will want to watch it regardless of the certificate awarded.

Guild Home Video also managed to sneak the film out uncut on VHS - in full screen - in November 1993, when they released it along with The Terminator on a special 2-On-1 extended play VHS. This version appears to have not been classified officially by the BBFC.

US: The Theatrical Version is MPAA R Rated for:

  • 2013 Warner Anthology [Terminator 1-4, Theatrical + Directors] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
BBFC cut
cut
15 Certificate 130:34s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 with the cinema cuts repeated and a further 18s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1992 Guild VHS

The cinema cuts still apply:

  • As Sarah escapes from hospital, edits were made to reduce the 4 blows she delivered to the male nurse/security guard with the wooden broom handle. The 4 blows were reduced to 1.
  • Later in the same sequence, Sarah confronts a doctor in his office. The original had Sarah hitting the doctor on the arm with the bat, she then swipes him on the back of the leg to make him collapse, all that remains is the hit on the arm.

The BBFC asked for 18s of additional cuts:

Further cuts are required for the '15 requested on Video, mostly to reduce moments of heavy violence, many by the Terminator hero to innocent people who are merely doing their job:

  • At 74 min. Reduce the length of time man thrown through window is burned on the griddle by removing two sections, the beginning of the shot where he lauds on the stove and the link to the next shot before he rolls off.
  • Immediately afterwards, when man tries to stab Terminator through chest, reduce sight of Terminator pinning him to billiard table by removing impact shot of him being stabbed through back of shoulder, resuming on his face pressed against table with hilt just vib1e top of screen.
  • At 45 mins. Reduce demonstration of lock picking by Sarah by removing start of shot where wires are inserted.
  • At 46.5 mins. When Terminator 2 stabs hospital guard through eye at coffee machine, replace frontal shot of victim with spear through eye with alternative take in which he is not juddering so vigorously as to be clearly still in pain.
  • At 49.5 mins. Reduce Terminator's shooting of security guard at hospital gate to one shot only.
  • At 53.5 mins. When Terminator breaks up group of male nurses about to inject Sarah, after third man is hit in stomach with rifle and pushed aside, remove sight of him hitting wall very hard and bouncing off, resuming on female nurse moving in to hit Terminator.
  • At 55.5 mins. When Terminator throws policeman away from police car, remove sight of him hitting pillar hard and bouncing off, resuming on metal shape coming through ceiling.
  • At 99 mins. When Terminator emerges from lift to see S.W.A.T. team waiting in lobby, considerably reduce close impact shots as he shoots them in the legs to disable them.
BBFC cut
cut
15 Certificate 136:38s
=131:10s
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1991 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • As Sarah escapes from hospital, edits were made to reduce the 4 blows she delivered to the male nurse/security guard with the wooden broom handle. The 4 blows were reduced to 1.
  • Later in the same sequence, Sarah confronts a doctor in his office. The original had Sarah hitting the doctor on the arm with the bat, she then swipes him on the back of the leg to make him collapse, all that remains is the hit on the arm.

The BBFC previously saw the film as a rough cut and suggested other cuts including:

  • When Schwarzenegger arrives at the prison hospital to rescue Sarah and shoots the guard at the entrance gate, remove the close shots showing bullet impacts around his knees.

Close ups such as this are not really part of Cameron's repertoire and were described as very brief by an examiner. However they seemed to be part of a plot element where young John had asked the Terminator to aim low to reduce likely deaths. The kneecapping shots were the follow up to John's request.

By the time was formally submitted these close shots seemed to have been dropped, perhaps replaced by the longer shots which were not an issue for the BBFC

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines is a 2003 USA/Germany/UK action Sci-Fi thriller by Jonathan Mostow.
Uncut in the UK and US
Terminator Salvation

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terminator salvation

Terminator Salvation is a 2009 USA/Germany/UK/Italy action drama sci-fi thriller by McG.
With Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
There is a Theatrical Version and an extended Director's Cut
uncut
Director's Cut
12 cert

MPAA R

117:37s
=112:55s
UK: The Director's Cut/Extended Cut was passed 12 uncut for:

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

The BBFC put the triviality of the nudity cut in good perspective:

Terminator Salvation is the fourth instalment in the Terminator franchise and sees a grown-up John Connor leading the human resistance movement. It has been passed 12 for scenes of moderate violence and intense action.

The setting of the narrative in this film is an all-out war between the human resistance movement and Skynet with its army of Terminators. There are some spectacular battle sequences with heavy explosions and gunfire which include sight of many robots being destroyed, including a close-up shot of a robotic head being crushed by a helicopter. This sets the tone for much of the violence in the film. Most of the damage and injury is caused to the robotic characters while the human characters generally emerge unscathed. There is some injury detail seen, to the Connor character in particular, but these sequences do not dwell on detail and do not contain any emphasis on injuries or blood. For the most part the injuries are impressionistic and the fantasy setting is always well to the fore. Given this approach to the depiction of violence the film is contained at 12 under the terms of the Guidelines for violence at that level.

The film as a whole does have an unrelenting intensity which is a well established feature of fantasy films at the 12 level but the tone is comparatively light and plays very much to audience expectations for the genre. There is none of the darker, sadistic, elements that occasionally take such works to the higher category. Mature themes and sustained moderate threat and menace are allowed at 12 in the Guidelines and these are all elements that contributed to placing Terminator Salvation at 12 .

The extended version of the film also contains a scene featuring brief sexualised nudity as we see a woman remove her top, revealing one of her breasts. This is only seen from considerable distance and there is no clear or sustained nudity present within a sexual context. At 12 , the BBFC Guidelines state that in a sexual context nudity must be brief and discreet and this sequence in Terminator Salvation falls within those limits.

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
2:56s

12 cert

MPAA PG-13

110:02s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2009 Sony R2 DVD
  • 2009 cinema release

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

The Theatrical Version runs 2:56s shorter than the Director's Cut

  • Director McG cut one shot to earn the US PG-13 rating. The quick cut involved featuring Sam Worthington's character Marcus stabbing a screwdriver through the shoulder of a thug and of the screwdriver being pulled out.
  • But McG also removed the nude Moon Bloodgood shot claiming it: felt more like a gratuitous moment of a girl taking her top off in an action picture, and I didn't want that to convolute the story or the characters.

Other scenes were also modified in the Theatrical Version:

  • Cut scene of machine appearing from underwater and being destroyed by Connor's soldiers
  • Cut scene showing General Ashdown threatening Connor with a gun to ensure that Connor is on the same page
  • Cut scene showing Marcus use a man as a shield from gun bullets and then hitting a man in the face with a gun butt.
  • Toned down scene of Blair shooting man in the leg.
  • Re-edited scene of Blair and Marcus around camp fire.
  • Toned down shooting of refugee in the back
  • Connor's speech is re-edited and shortened
  • Marcus takes less punishment from the T-800 machine.
  • Marcus takes less punishment in a fight with Connor and also one less jolt in a re-animation attempt.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Demon Hand

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uncut 12 cert 51:52s 2008 US TV by Charles Beeson

The 2008 Warner Director's Cut DVD was passed 12 uncut.

  12 cert 39:36s The 2008 Warner standard DVD version was passed 12 uncut.
Terror

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Devils Terror Katarinas Nightmare Theater

Terror is a 1978 UK horror by Norman J Warren.
With John Nolan, Carolyn Courage and James Aubrey. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1978 cinema release. A shortened and pre-cut version was approved by the Director for UK DVD release. Uncut in the US.

Summary Review : Logical, comprehensible story line

Royal ancestors feel the wrath of the curse of the condemned witch Mad Dolly, who spews forth her prophecy while she is burned at the stake. This entire scene is then revealed to be the ending of a horror film, and the filmmaker claims that the story is based upon true events from his own family history. Naturally, there is skepticism. But at a wrap party later that evening, the filmmaker's cousin falls into a trance and attacks him with a sword...and he and his cousin begin to worry that the family curse just might be real after all.

Terror has a fair amount of female nudity and gore. But this film also has a logical, comprehensible story line that is bolstered by strong performances and able directing, and exceptional production design and cinematography.

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uncut
MPAA
R rated

Denmark flag

84:18s
=80:56s
Denmark: Uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut

18 79:24s UK: A shortened pre-cut version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2014 Odeon R0 DVD
  • 2005 Anchor Bay R2 DVD
  • 1997 Sovereign VHS

From IMDb. UK Video and DVD releases weren't cut by the BBFC and the transfers were supervised by Norman J. Warren. However this version has been shortened of plot and one violent scene. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com :

  • Various missing shots through film tears
  • 31s of uncontroversial shots missing from the making of the Bathtime with Brenda softcore flick
  • 48s of erotic actress forgetting her lines in another filmmaking scene
  • 2s missing from Viv being stabbed in the ankle and screaming
BBFC cut
cut
X cert 87:09s
=80:19s
UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1978 cinema release

From cuts details on IMDb

  • Cut to briefly edit some gore during the staircase stabbing of Viv.
The Terror

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  • The Haunting
  • Roger Corman's The Terror
  • Castle of Terror
  • Lady Of The Shadows

Terror DVD Boris Karloff

The Terror is a 1963 US horror by Roger Corman.
With Boris Karloff, Jack Nicholson and Sandra Knight. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1964 cinema release but late passed 12 uncut on home video. There is also an extended version padded out with new material so as to reclaim copyright in 2002.

Summary Review: Atmospheric

A creepy atmospheric offering from Roger Corman that edges towards classic cult status. Beware that this status has rather been negated by a string of poor quality public domain releases. The 2004 WHE DVD is the pick of the UK bunch, quality wise, but the 2011 Classic Entertainment DVD/Blu-ray combo is the best so far.
uncut
uncut
12 cert

MPAA
Unrated

79:02s
=
75:52s
UK: The Original Version was passed 12 uncut for:
  • 2005 Classic Entertainment DVD
  • 2004 Waterfall/WHE R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2003 Siren DVD
  • 1986 Diamond VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

uncut
uncut
12 cert 90:46s
=87:08s
UK: An extended version titled The Haunting was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2002 Prism DVD

See version details from dvdcompare.net . Not so good extra scenes were added to regain copyright, the rights to the original version having lapsed into the public domain.

BBFC cut
cut
X cert submitted 79:13s =76:03s UK: The Original Version was passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1964 cinema release

Cuts list from the BBFC:

  • Remove shots of Gustav's bleeding face and blinded eyes after the bird has attacked him, when shots are full-face and in close-up
  • Remove last shots of woman's rotting face.
Terror at the Opera 1987 Italian film by Dario Argento

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Terror Eyes

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  • Night School

Night School Blu-ray

Night School DVD Region NTSC

Terror Eyes is a 1981 US slasher by Ken Hughes.
With Leonard Mann, Rachel Ward and Drew Snyder. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1981 cinema release.  Released uncut on pre-cert VHS only to be banned as a video nasty. Cut by the BBFC for an 18 rated 1987 VHS. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Review: Action over Suspense

Rachel Ward as psycho killer dressed in full biker leathers and crash helmet. She beheads various women and leaves their heads in a bucket, a ditch, down the toilet and in a saucepan of Irish stew.

A Boston police detective investigates a series of gruesome decapitations of various college coeds committed by a helmeted, black-leather clad serial killer which leads him to suspect a well known anthropology professor as well as his female live-in assistant.

A slasher flick with more action than horror. But the acting is above par as are the overall production values, and there isn't a lot of padding. There's also something of a story complete with characterization.

One could certainly do (much) worse in picking a slasher film from this era.

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uncut
MPAA R ~89:00s
=~85:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:
BBFC cut
1:16s
18 83:35s

 

UK: Passed 18 after 1:16s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1993 Vipco VHS
  • 1987 Guild VHS

The BBFC cuts were:

  • stabbings and girls being threatened with knives during the changing room and cafe murders
uncut
uncut
Video Nasty 84:56s UK: Released uncut on pre-cert video for:
  • UK Guild VHS

The uncut Guild VHS was released in February 1983. It was banned as a video nasty in March 1984. It was dropped from the list in June 1985

BBFC cut
cut
X cert 88:24s
=84:52s
UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1981 cinema release

Terror in the Aisles

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BBFC
10s
18 79:10s 1984 US horror documentary by Andrew J. Kuehn with Donald Pleasence and Nancy Allen. IMDb

Passed 18 after 10s of BBFC cuts for:

  • 1997 Palace VHS
  • 1985 cinema release

From IMDB:

Cut by the BBFC to remove:

  • shots of a woman being beaten during the extracts from Vice Squad (1982)
  • a crotch-grabbing shot from Dressed to Kill (1980)
  • footage of nunchakus during the extract from Ms .45 (1981)
The Terror of Dr Hichcock

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  • The Terror of Doctor Hichcock
  • L'orribile segreto del Dr. Hichcock
  • The Horrible Dr. Hichcock

Horrible Dr Hichcock Barbara Steele

The Terror of Doctor Hichcock is a 1962 Italy horror by Riccardo Freda (as Robert Hampton).
Starring Barbara Steele, Robert Flemyng and Silvano Tranquilli. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1963 cinema release. Uncut and 18 rated for 1985 VHS. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

The year is 1885, and necrophiliac Dr. Hitchcock likes to drug his wife for sexual funeral games. One day he accidentally administers an overdose and kills her. He leaves his home shattered. Several years later he remarries and returns. Discovering that his still beloved first wife is alive but insane and prematurely aged, he plans to use the blood of his new bride to rejuvenate and heal her.

BBFC uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

83:45s

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 1985 Stablecane VHS titled The Terror of Doctor Hichcock

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2016 Olive Films RA Blu-ray titled The Horrible Dr. Hichcock at US Amazon
  • 2016 Olive Films R1 DVD titled The Horrible Dr. Hichcock at US Amazon
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
X pre 1970 submitted
76:17s
=73:14s
UK: Passed X (18) after compulsory cuts for:
  • 1963 cinema release titled The Terror of Doctor Hichcock
Terror of Mechagodzilla

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Mekagojira no gyakushu is a 1975 Japan action Sci-Fi adventure by Ishirô Honda.
With Katsuhiko Sasaki, Tomoko Ai and Akihiko Hirata. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Exists in a longer Japanese Version and a shorter version dubbed into English

Summary Notes

Godzilla comes to the rescue when an alien race rebuilds Mechagodzilla to destroy Earth's cities. A traitorous scientist gives them a second weapon: Titanosaurus.

uncut
uncut
15 cert 79:44s UK: The Japanese Version was passed 15 uncut for:
  • 1992 Polygram VHS
uncut
uncut
  75:30s There is also a shorter re-edited version dubbed in English
The Terror of the Tongs

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The Terror of the Tongs is a 1961 UK horror adventure thriller by Anthony Bushell.
With Christopher Lee, Yvonne Monlaur and Geoffrey Toone. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Extensively cut for 1961 cinema release. Home video releases since have featured the same cut version

Summary Notes

A secret society of Hong-Kong at the beginning of the century called "The Red Dragon Tong" kidnaps the captain of a ship in the harbour of Hong-Kong as he tries to detain the killers of his daughter. Because the secret society is very powerful it is not easy to free him from their hands.

BBFC cut
cut
15 cert

X cert

73:10s UK: Unconfirmed, but it seems likely that the cut cinema version was passed 15 without further cuts for strong violence for:
  • 2013 Sony Video
UK: Passed X after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1961 cinema release

See article from monsterkidclassichorrorforum.yuku.com . From The Bray Studio Years by Wayne Kinsey. The BBFC cuts were:

  • Reel 3 - remove shot of first officer's mutilated hand. Remove shots of Helena's hand being held down by Tong men on a table and her reactions as her fingers are stuck by the axe. [The BBFC later added: We feel that the scene can be revised in such a way as to give the impression that she faints from the shock of the man rushing into the room rather than the severing of her fingers by the axe].
  • Reel 7 - there must be a considerable reduction in the torturing of Sale: in particular remove all shots of the needles in contact with his flesh.
  • Reel 8 - remove shot of torturer lying on the ground with axe in his body and blood all around it.
  • Reel 9 - remove close shot of man's bloody body after it has been repeatedly stabbed and shots of his mutilated hand.
Terrorists, Killers and Other Wackos

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TERRORISTS KILLERS MIDDLE EAST WACK

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
  Terrorists, Killers and Other Wackos is a 2005 US documentary.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

banned
banned
rejected 50:50s UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 2005 Film 2000 DVD

The BBFC explained:

Terrorists, Killers and Other Wackos comprises a compilation of uncontextualised clips showing real killings, executions, suicides, accidents, mutilation and torture (of both humans and animals) and other distressing images. The work presents no journalistic, educational or other justifying context for the images shown. Rather, the work presents a barrage of sensationalist clips, for what appears to be the underlying purpose of providing prurient entertainment. This is reinforced by the addition of a loud music soundtrack, which further trivialises the images shown. The trivialisation of human and animal suffering is further exemplified by the tasteless inclusion of occasional 'comic' captions. The work also contains a disturbing and distasteful undercurrent of racism and xenophobia. A significant amount of the material is taken from certain recurring geographic locations and could provide fuel for forms of racism which are hostile to non-white people.

The Board carefully considered the work in the light of our Guidelines and the tests set down by the Video Recordings Act. A key consideration is the question of any harm that might be caused to potential viewers or, through their behaviour, to society because of the manner in which the work deals with violence and "horrific behaviour or incidents". The Board has concluded that the video is potentially harmful because of the influence it may have on the attitudes and behaviour of at least some intended or potential viewers. By presenting actual human death, mutilation and suffering as entertainment, the work has the potential to desensitise viewers, and perhaps even to incite some to harm others. The work invites the viewer to take sadistic pleasure in death, injury, mutilation and pain and encourages callousness towards victims. Given the rapid-paced editing, the addition of inappropriate music and supposedly 'amusing' captions, the work appears calculated to appeal to young and impressionable persons (whatever its classification). The Board considers that the work may have a significant brutalising effect on their attitude to human life and pain.

Given the potential for the work to deaden the sensitivity of viewers to pain and suffering and to impair the moral development of younger viewers in particular, the Board also considers that the work raises serious concerns about possible breach of the Obscene Publications Act. This Act makes it an offence to distribute any work that, taken as a whole, has a tendency to deprave and corrupt (i.e. make morally bad) a significant proportion of those likely to see it.

A further consideration for the Board is that of public acceptability. (This is the ground on which, for instance, the Board has regard to issues of bad language.) In this case the combination of the shocking and distressing images in the work, the lack of any justifying context, the editorial treatment, and the calculated appeal to the intended audience, all appear to the Board to raise serious concerns about the acceptability of the work to public opinion. Taken together with the harm issues, and potential breach of the law, these concerns about acceptability strengthen the basis for refusal of classification.

The Board considered whether cutting the work would be a viable alternative to refusing a classification certificate. However, the essential difficultly with Terrorists, Killers and Other Wackos lies not so much with any particular images (most of which would have been acceptable in a different, more serious, context) but with the manner in which the images are presented, and with the underlying, exploitative purpose of the work. Cuts would therefore be unlikely to modify the tone and overall effect of the work acceptably.

The Terrornauts

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The Terrornauts is a 1967 UK Sci-Fi film by Montgomery Tully.
Starring Simon Oates, Zena Marshall and Charles Hawtrey. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

There exists a Theatrical Version and a shortened re-release version

Promotional Material

Joe Burke heads a radio telescope project at a British observatory, hoping to pick up signs of life from another planet; thus far, the team has reported no positive results. But just when the project is about to be cancelled, Burke discovers a faint signal the same mysterious signal that intrigued and haunted him as a child and decides to respond...

BBFC uncut
Theatrical version
PG

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74:00s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed PG uncut for mild threat for:
  • 2014 Network [Theatrical + Shortened Version] R2 DVD at UK Amazon
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed U uncut for:
  • 1967 cinema release
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Shortened
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UK: The Shortened Version is awaiting BBFC details
  • 2014 Network [Theatrical + Shortened Version] R2 DVD at UK Amazon
Tess

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Tess is a 1979 France/UK drama romance by Roman Polanski.
With Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth and Leigh Lawson. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

The original German cinema release ran at 184 minutes. Bad notices resulted in a 171 minute version which has been distributed ever since.

Uncut by the BBFC but it was uprated from PG to 12 in 2013.

Tetsuo: The Iron Man

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Tetsuo is a 1989 Japan Sci-Fi horror by Shin'ya Tsukamoto.
Starring Kei Fujiwara, Tomorowo Taguchi and Nobu Kanaoka. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Uncut by censors. There is a standard version, a longer First Cut and a shortened version.

Summary Notes

A strange man known only as the "metal fetishist", who seems to have an insane compulsion to stick scrap metal into his body, is hit and possibly killed by a Japanese "salaryman", out for a drive with his girlfriend. The salaryman then notices that he is being slowly overtaken by some kind of disease that is turning his body into scrap metal, and that his nemesis is not in fact dead but is somehow masterminding and guiding his rage and frustration-fueled transformation.

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18 64:25s UK: The Standard version was passed 18 uncut:
  • 2012 Third Window [Tetsuo + Tetsuo 2] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2002 Tartan R2 DVD
  • 1993 Island VHS
BBFC uncut

cut
shortened

18 27:00s UK: A very short version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1991 cinema release
uncut
alternative
First Cut
  74:15s

 

There is also an alternative version called the First Cut. The background behind the version is unknown and the cuts aren't related to censorship of violent scenes. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com .
Tetsuo II: Body Hammer

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Tetsuo II: Body Hammer is a 1992 Japan Sci-Fi horror by Shinya Tsukamoto.
With Tomorowo Taguchi, Shin'ya Tsukamoto and Nobu Kanaoka. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Uncut by the BBFC but exists in two versions for unknown reasons.
uncut
short alternative
18 80:55s
=77:41s
UK: A short version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2012 Third Window [Tetsuo + Tetsuo 2] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2002 Palisades Tartan R2 DVD
  • 2002 Tartan VHS

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com . 58s are missing from this version. Mostly insignificant material

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uncut
18 78:53s UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 1993 Island World VHS
  • 1990 cinema release
Texas, Adios

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  • The Avenger
  • Goodbye Texas

Keoma Texas Adios Franco Nero

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uncut
12 cert

MPAA
Unrated

88:21s Texas Adios is a 1966 Italy/Spain action western by Ferdinando Baldi.
With Franco Nero, Alberto Dell'Acqua, Elisa Montés. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate violence for:

  • 2008 Argent Films R2 DVD titled Adios, Texas via UK Amazon
  • 2004 Argent Films R2 DVD titled Adios, Texas

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2013 Blue Underground [Spaghetti Westerns Unchained] R0 DVD at US Amazon

Summary Review: Tough Anti-hero

Tough gun-man Burt Sullivan (Franco Nero) leaves his job as a town sheriff to go to Mexico to find the man, Cisco, who killed his father many years ago. He and his younger brother arrive in a small town where everybody is afraid of Cisco who has become the local landowner. Burt Sullivan joins forces with the local townspeople to stop and bring Cisco back to his punishment in Texas

It's a typical Spaghetti Western in which blends the common scenarios; as invincible and tough antiheroes, difficult and fast showdowns with numerous deceases , impulsive and quick zooms , musical score with Morricone influence .

The film will appeal to Franco Nero fans and Spaghetti Western buffs.

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AA certificate ~92:00s
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UK: Passed AA (14) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1970 cinema release titled The Avenger
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a 1974 US horror film by Tobe Hooper.
With Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal and Allen Danziger. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
In the US the film was initially rated X, but attained an R rating after cuts. This was the last X certificate granted by the MPAA prior to the introduction of NC-17. The R rated version has been used for all releases worldwide. In the UK, the 1975 cinema release was famously banned by the BBFC. Some local councils overrode the BBFC ban and passed it X with a local certificate. The ban continued well into the home video era until unbanned (and released uncut) in 1999.

Summary Review: Classic of its generation

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is undoubtedly one of the scariest films ever made and its raw power remains undiminished to this very day. Tobe Hooper somehow created a genuine fright machine which changed the face of the horror genre completely.

The story revolves around a group of teenagers being chased, terrified and murdered when they stumble upon a canabilistic family in the countryside. The main character, Leatherface, who's remorseless killings were loosely based on real life 1950's Texan murderer Ed Gein.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a classic of its generation and deserves to be part of any respectable film collection. Just don't watch it alone.


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18

Camden 18

pre-cert VHS

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X

MPAA R

79:45s UK: The R rated  version was passed 18 without cuts after the BBFC finally relented on their ban for:
  • 2014 Second Sight Steelbook (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2014 Second Sight (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2009 Second Sight RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2008 Second Sight R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2002 Universal R2 DVD
  • 1999 Blue Dolphin video
  • 1999 Warner video
  • 1999 cinema release
UK:  The R rated  version was passed 18 without cuts by Camden Council in London for:
  • Camden 1998 cinema release.
It was given a late night screening at the 1998 London Film Festival and then ran successfully in Camden at the beginning of 1999.

At around this time, the BBFC was once again asked to consider cuts for a legitimate video release but failed to see how an acceptable version could be produced. The film therefore fell into limbo and was removed from the shelves following the introduction of the Video Recordings Act.

UK:  The R rated version was released on pre-cert video without cuts for

  • 1981 Wizard VHS
UK: The R rated version was passed X uncut by the GLC for:
  • London 1975 cinema release

Also passed X uncut for showing in Birmingham, Bath, Leeds and Cardiff (after 1 cut). The BBFC ban was enforced in others. In fact it was passed for showing by 9 councils and banned by 19 others.

US:  Cut for an MPAA R Rating for:

See article from en.wikipedia.org : Cut for an MPAA R rating

Hooper reportedly hoped that the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) would give the complete, uncut release print a PG rating due to its minimal amount of visible gore. Instead, it was originally rated X . After several minutes were cut, it was resubmitted to the MPAA and received an R rating.

This was the last X certificate granted by the MPAA prior to the introduction of NC-17.

See article from sbbfc.co.uk. The BBFC outlined some of the history of the film:

The notoriety of the film may owe a lot to its original rejection by the BBFC in 1975. It was passed for viewing in Europe, the USA, Australia and other countries. It received a GLC licence in the 1970s and was most recently shown in central London in 1998 under a licence from Camden Council. There is, so far as the Board is aware, no evidence that harm has ever arisen as a consequence of viewing the film. For modern young adults, accustomed to the macabre shocks of horror films through the 1980s and 1990s, THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE is unlikely to be  particularly challenging. Unlike more recent examples of the genre, violence in THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE is throughout implied rather than explicit. By today's standards, its visual effects may seem relatively unconvincing.

Possibly the most notorious feature is the relentless pursuit of the 'Final Girl' throughout the last half hour or so of the film. The heroine in peril is a staple of the cinema since the earliest days. It is nonetheless legitimate to question the unusual emphasis THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE places on the pursuit of a defenceless and screaming female  over such an extended period. The Board's conclusion, after careful consideration, was that any possible harm that might arise in terms of the effect upon a modern audience would be more than sufficiently countered by the unrealistic, even absurd, nature of the action itself. It is worth emphasising that there is no explicit sexual element in the film, and relatively little visible violence.

banned
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rejected   UK: A pre-cut version was famously banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1975 cinema release

See article from sbbfc.co.uk :

Tobe Hooper's seminal horror film was first seen informally by the BBFC's Secretary, Stephen Murphy, on 27 February 1975. Murphy regarded it as a good, well-made film but felt strongly that the level of terrorisation, particularly towards the end of the film, and the film's focus on abnormal psychology was unsuitable for a BBFC X certificate to be issued. The distributor reacted to this advice by making some minor reductions in the final scenes of terrorisation, formally submitting a slightly truncated version on 12 March 1975.

The ban persisted until 1999. An official BBFC comment from their website just before the granting of the cinema certificate in 1999 read:

Most questions about THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (and sequels) assume that the problem is one of violence or horror. In fact the reason that the film was refused certification was the result of the perceived degree of terrorisation of women and threat to defenceless women. The Board has for many years operated a very strict policy with regard to sexual violence, based on the incidence of this sort of behaviour in real life and the fact that a great deal of research does indicate that this is the one area where media representations do seem to have quite direct effects on attitudes and behaviour. The film was rejected by the Board on film and is most unlikely to be classified on video, where the law demands a stricter test, under amendments to the Video Recording Act 1984 contained in the Criminal Justice & Public Order Act 1994.

Texas Chainsaw

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Texas Chainsaw is a 2013 USA horror thriller by John Luessenhop.
With Alexandra Daddario, Tania Raymonde, Scott Eastwood. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. Cuts restored for an Unrated version but so far this only available on digital download and in France.

Summary Notes

After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding killer and his family of equally psychopathic killers.

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uncut
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France

MPAA
Unrated

~92:00s
=~88:00s
France: The Unrated Version/Version Integrale is uncut for:

The disks include the original English soundtrack.

Thanks to Andrew. The Unrated Version was premiered as an exclusive release on digital download from 30th April 2013.

See article from bloody-disgusting.com . Director John Luessenhop spoke about the film's MPAA rating:

It initially had an NC-17 rating so we recut the movie and it got an R rating. There are certainly some gory elements but I also think there is quite some suspense in the movie. I think in America it's very easy to get an R rating for violence and blood scenes. There are plenty of those but there are also moments where it is just scary with a suspense build up so I hope some of those scenes are going to stand out, not just the gory scenes.

See article from dreadcentral.com "

Having seen the unrated version, which clocks in at 92 minutes (incidentally, the same runtime as the theatrical cut), I can tell you that the differences are minimal. We're talking a few frames cut from a couple of the movie's kill scenes, especially the final meat grinder kill. Yep. No biggie here.
BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
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18

MPAA R

88:07s UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence and gory images for:

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . The cuts are typically MPAA with very short edits to slightly tone down the violence whilst leaving the essence of the scenes more or less intact. There were cuts to tone down the gore in the following scenes:

  • Kenny suffering from cuts from Leather Face's chainsaw
  • Leather faces attack and skinning of the policeman Marvin
  • Hartman having hands cut off before being dragged in grinder
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a 2003 USA horror by Marcus Nispel.
Starring Jessica Biel, Jonathan Tucker and Andrew Bryniarski. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut for an MPAA R rating. The resulting version is now the international standard version.

Summary Notes

Driving through the backwoods of Texas, five youths pick up a traumatized hitchhiker, who shoots herself in their van. Shaken by the suicide, the group seeks help from the locals, but their situation becomes even more surreal when they knock on the door of a remote homestead. It's quickly apparent the residents are a family of inbred psychopaths, and the unlucky youths suddenly find themselves running for their lives. In hot pursuit is a disfigured, chainsaw-wielding cannibal known as Leatherface.

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18

MPAA R

94:10s UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
The UK Blu-ray was described as the Director's Cut in marketing material but there seems nothing to back up the claim, and it looks likely to be the standard version.

US: Cut and MPAA R Rated for:

Cut to avoid an NC-17 rating in the US:

  • The hitchhiker death scene was also cut severely. The original scene has her ear flying off of her head and blood and brain matter being more dark in color and more in amount flying out of her head.
  • the more graphic shots of Morgan's death were cut. The original version of the scene featured the shot of the chainsaw slicing into his crotch and then having intestines and blood falling out of him. The cut version cuts away when the chainsaw is about to cut him and totally cuts out the intestines falling from his body.

This cut R Rated Version has been used for all known releases and is the best available. The cut scenes have been released as disk extras.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 is a 1986 US horror by Tobe Hooper.
With Dennis Hopper, Caroline Williams and Jim Siedow. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Unofficially banned by the BBFC from 1986 to 2001. Then released 18 uncut. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Review: Dennis Hopper, a joy to watch

Dennis Hopper plays a Texas Ranger, Lefty, who's bent on revenge and wants compensation in blood for the murder of his brother's children (from the original movie). The results all lead up to a terribly disturbing and disgusting slasher flick that you won't forget (even if you want to).

What really makes the movie work is Dennis Hopper. He is usually a joy to watch in any movie, and this one is no exception.

The sequel is much more disgusting and violent than the original, but isn't really as shocking. Still, it is a pretty enjoyable flick if you're in the right mood and take it for what it is.

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uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

96:13s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for:

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

From IMDb. A US special edition includes some footage originally shot for the movie but not included in the theatrical version. This rough footage has dialogue but no music or sound effects and the video quality is atrocious. The scenes include:

  • Lefty Enright (Dennis Hopper) strapping two chainsaws to himself with leather belts just outside the Sawyer family's hideout. He then sees the family's truck arriving and entering the underground cave.
  • A group of rioting football fans smash some cars in an underground parking lot. The chainsaw family arrives and proceeds to make mincemeat of all of them. Highlights include Leatherface slicing a guy's head in half and cutting off the hand of another (the severed hand then falls to the ground and gives Leatherface the finger!)
  • A guy (Joe Bob Briggs) descending a staircase to the garage together with two women and talking about splatter movie special effects. After he opens a door, Leatherface barges in and slaughters him (off-screen).
  • An alternate take of the scene where Stretch is hiding in the meat room and Leatherface comes in to butcher L.G. and remove his face.
banned
banned
BBFC
unofficially
banned
  UK: The film was unavailable in the UK for 15 years from 1986 - 2001, due to fear of the BBFC. The  censors were asked about the possibility of a video release but they suggested that 20 minutes would probably have to be cut.
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Canada flag   There is also a short Canadian version cut by 10 minutes.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3 Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3 is a 1989 US horror film by Jeff Burr.

See  Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning is a 2006 US horror by Jonathan Liebesman.
With Jordana Brewster, Matt Bomer and Diora Baird. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut in the US for an R rated theatrical release. There is an uncut Unrated version and both versions are found on home video. No BBFC cuts.

Summary Review: Highly Worthy

On one last road trip before they're sent to serve in Vietnam, two brothers and their girlfriends get into an accident that calls their local sheriff to the scene. Thus begins a terrifying experience where the teens are taken to a secluded house of horrors, where a young, would-be killer is being nurtured.

Appropriately gory and no-holds barred, Jonathan Liebesman creates a tight, slick and sadistic thriller in the eyes of Chrissie as she endlessly attempts to rescue her friends from a demented madman's clutches. This is a highly worthy and satisfying entry in the horror series that will make an indelible mark on your imagination.

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Unrated Version
18

MPAA
Unrated

92:08s UK: The Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

From IMDb. Extra scenes for the Unrated Version:
  1. A bit more blood when Sloane (Leatherface's mom) is in labor with Leatherface.
  2. Two more violent shots of Leatherface smashing his boss's legs with the hammer.
  3. A whole new scene where nine bikers, including Holden and Alex smash up the car of the teens, also causing Eric's mirror to break which explains his line ''God Damn it, broke my mirror!''
  4. Some extra dialog when Sheriff Winston and Hoyt (not the sheriff yet.) Where Sheriff Winston tells Hoyt how one of his friend told him how to finger a horse.
  5. At the first dinner table scene, Hoyt talks more about the people in the town leaving and we see Leatherface starting to eat.
  6. There's a very short conversation with Holden and Alex into Luda Mea's store after Bailey asks where the bathroom is.
  7. Hoyt pulls the piece of glass out of Bailey's stomach after the car crash and he licks the blood off of the glass and Bailey swears at him
  8. There is some more dialog in Sheriff Hoyt's car with Eric, Bailey and Dean in it.
  9. When Bailey is tied under the table, Leatherface walks into the room and she starts screaming as he stares at her.
  10. Before letting Dean do the push ups, Hoyt yells some more at Dean and now, Dean has to do twenty push ups instead of ten.
  11. There is more dialog chat between Luda Mea and the Tea Lady
  12. Eric's torture scene is a bit longer, it includes some more shots of him getting tortured and an shot from his arm skin getting peeled off.
  13. The scene where Chrissie first enters the house is extended a bit, when Luda Mea drops the jar, she cleans up the mess and she throws it into the trash can.
  14. Holden's death is more graphic, it includes an extra shot of him getting cut in half.
  15. Eric's death has more graphic shots including a piece of flesh flying out of his body and the chainsaw coming REALLY close to Chrissie under the table.
  16. The scene where Monty's legs are cut off is extended, there is an extra shot of his legs falling to the ground.
  17. During Bailey's death scene, there's an extra shot of Hoyt smiling at Leatherface, before he slits her throat. And there's and extra graphic shot of Bailey's slit throat.
  18. In the slaughterhouse, When Leatherface looks for Chrissie in the blood pools, we see an extra POV shot of Leatherface looking into a blood pool, without Chrissie in it, and lots of rotten flesh floating around.
  19. During Dean's death scene, there's an extra graphic shot above Dean when Leatherface is still running the chainsaw for five more seconds.
  20. Chrissie's death scene includes two extra shots, one is the chainsaw cutting up her belly button, and the second shot is him pulling the chainsaw out of her.
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18

MPAA R
MPAA

87:01s UK: The cut theatrical version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for strong bloody violence for:
  • 2007 EIV video
  • 2006 cinema release

US: The cut theatrical version is MPAA R rated fro:

  • 2013 New Line RA Blu-ray
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre Next Generation

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation is a 1994 USA comedy horror thriller by Kim Henkel.
Starring Renée Zellweger, Matthew McConaughey and Robert Jacks. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Not cut by film censors but exists in 2 versions. A shortened Standard Version and an Extended Version

Summary Notes

This is the twisted tale of Vilmer and his crazy family which includes the lovely Leatherface. They have pastime of killing and stuffing people. Unfortunately, Jenny and her friends run into Vilmer and his clan in the middle of the night in the middle of the woods.

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Extended Version
Canada flag ~93:00s
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Canada: The Extended Version is R rated for:

Japan: There is also Japanese laser disc featuring the Extended Version

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Standard Version

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shortened
5:31s

18 83:14s UK: The short Standard Version passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2001 Columbia/TriStar R2 DVD
  • 1999 Columbia/TriStar VHS

Although it has not been cut by the BBFC, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 4 is the short standard version which removed the pointless alien subplot and the subplot of Jenny's abusive mother; all these cuts apply to dialogue scenes, there were no cuts to the violence. This version is about 5:31s shorted than the Extended Version. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

Texas Vibrator Massacre Texas Vibrator Massacre is a 2008 US horror hardcore by Rob Rotten with Roxi Devill & Seth Dickens

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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
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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
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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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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
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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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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
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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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.

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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
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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.

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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
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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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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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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
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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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.
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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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.

uncut
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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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.

uncut
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 .

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    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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MPAA PG-13   US: A cut version was passed PG-13
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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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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

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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

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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
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

Summary Notes

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

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uncut
15 cert

MPAA
R rated

106:19s UK:  The International Version was passed 15 for strong violence after BBFC category cuts for:

US: The International Version is MPAA R rated for:

See article from dvdcompare.net :

The international version o 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   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.

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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.

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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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