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U.R. The Star: Sports Hero

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1995 release children's cartoon by Scott Aschbrenner

Cut by the BBFC for 1995 VHS

18s U cert 13:15s UK: Passed U after 18s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1995 Sheptonhurst VHS
Udhayam NH4 Udhayam NH4 is a 2013 India action thriller by MS Manimaran.
Starring Siddharth, Kay Kay Menon and Ashrita Shetty. IMDb

BBFC category cuts for a 12A rated 2013 cinema release

Summary Notes

The movie story is set against the backdrop of the National Highways leading to Bangalore.

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127:47s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, threat and drug use after 2:19s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2013 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

  • Distributor chose to remove moments of violence and drug use in order to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.

The BBFC further explained in the 2013 Annual Report:

Udhayam NH4 contained a scene in which a woman snorts cocaine in a bathroom and some moments of strong violence. The distributor chose to remove these scenes to achieve its preferred 12A classification

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 130:06s

 

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, threat and drug use for:
  • 2013 cinema version not released

The film was first submitted and was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, threat and drug use. The distributors had a quick rethink and opted for a cut 12A version.

Udta Punjab

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udta punjab

Udta Punjab is a 2016 India crime thriller by Abhishek Chaubey.
Starring Kareena Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Shahid Kapoor. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

What on earth can a rock star, a migrant laborer, a doctor and a cop possibly have in common? Simple, Punjab! 4 lives, 1 connection - 'Udta Punjab' takes you on a trip like never before. Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Diljit Dosanjh play characters from different walks of life, fighting the menace of drugs in their own way. The film journeys into the artificial highs and the real lows that they face while treading the paths fraught with mortal dangers. But above all, Udta Punjab is about the famed Punjabi spirit, that despite being fully down, has the audacity of looking you in the eye and saying - Drugs di maa di!

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15 146:37s UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, violence, threat, drug misuse, drug references for:
  • 2016 cinema release
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  India: Passed 'A' (18) by the Bombay High Court with 1 cut overruling the film censors of the CBFC who originally asked for 89 cuts for:
  • 2016 cinema release

Controversial in India

India's crazed film censor, Pahlaj Nihalani, is under duress after his decision to make 89 puerile cuts to Udta Punjab wound up the local film industry, and let to a court battle which ended up humiliating the censor.

India's central Board of Film 'Classification' (CBFC) originally demanded 89 cuts. The film board claimed that the movie portrayed Punjab in a bad light. The proposed cuts included removing every mention of the word Punjab from the film, deleting swear words and also a number of other words such as parliament , legislators and elections .

Chief censor Nihalani saw the writing on the wall as the case proceeded to court and reduced the cuts list to 13, but this did not appease his opponents.

The court ruled that the film must be certified for release in the next 48 hours with one scene showing a character urinating to be removed.

Ulli Lommel's Boogeyman

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship I

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8:42s 18 80:39s 1995 release by Mark Lucas
The Ultimate Fighting Championship II

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6:31s 18 84:17s 1995 release by Mark Lucas
The Ultimate Fighting Championship III

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6:16s 18 82:48s 1996 release by Mark Lucas
The Ultimate Ric Flair Collection

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1:29s 15 cert 580:52s 2003 US wrestling video

Cut when submitted in 2003 with the following justification: Cut to easily imitable and potentially lethal technique (the tying of a plastic bag around a competitor's head) on the grounds that likely viewers or others may suffer harm.

The BBFC added in an email:

The Board looks very closely at images that might convince children that potentially lethal acts are easily reversed. Such acts include climbing into domestic machinery, such as washing machines; playing with electrical appliances, or nooses, etc. Asphyxiation with a plastic bag obviously falls in to this category. While a more experienced and sophisticated viewer (such as you or I) might recognise that the Ric Flair sequence is only play, and may result in dire consequences if copied in real life, younger viewers are not always so able to 'reality test'. Younger children, especially, have a tendency to act out or play, as a means of discovering and experiencing things. Adults can more easily project likely outcomes, based on their wider and lengthier experiences. Children cannot predict the consequences of actions so easily.

We know that the wrestling genre has a considerable audience with younger boys (as low as junior school age) and although a work may be classified at 15 or 18, some parents and carers choose to ignore this. We would be in dereliction of one of our professed aims and responsibilities, therefore, if we were to pass this work out uncut at any category. It is a well known fact that children have died in accidents involving plastic bags and the relevant industries have taken measures to prevent this. If any child were to result in harm as a result of copying something they had seen in a videotape, such as the action discussed, it would be a terrible tragedy. I am sure that you would agree that the loss of some personal freedom, ie cuts, is a small price to pay for the greater good.

The uncut region 1 DVD is available via UK Amazon

UltraViolet

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Ultraviolet Unrated Extended Milla Jovovich

BBFC uncut 15 cert

MPAA
PG-13

83:51s 2006 US action film by Kurt Wimmer

The BBFC passed the Theatrical Version 15 without BBFC cuts for the  2006 cinema release and 2006 Sony DVD.

The Theatrical Version was shortened to remove uncontentious plot.

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

There is also a US Unrated Extended Version running about 7m longer.

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

Ulysses

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15 cert 119:50s 1967 US/UK drama by Joseph Strick.
With Barbara Jefford, Milo O'Shea and Maurice Roëves. IMDb

The BBFC passed the film 15 uncut for:

The shorter running time seems explained by the removal of a 6 minute opening blank screen with just a musical overture.

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15 cert 126:14s The Theatrical version was passed 15 uncut for
  •  1996 Lumiere VHS

The running time suggests that this is the uncut Theatrical Version.

BBFC
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X cert   Passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1967 cinema release

The submitted running time was noted as 131:31s = 126:15s

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  Banned in Ireland until it was unbanned in 2000.
Ulysses Against Hercules

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  • Ulisse contro Ercole
  • Ulysses Against the Son of Hercules

 

Ulysses Against Hercules is a 1962 Italy/France fantasy adventure by Mario Caiano.
With Georges Marchal, Mike Lane and Alessandra Panaro. BBFC link IMDb

Cut for UK cinema release. The US release is a shortened TV version

Summary Notes

Ulysses offends the gods by blinding the Cyclops, so they send Hercules to capture him and bring him to them.

BBFC cut
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old cert U   UK: Passed U after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1964 cinema release
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~90:00s US: A shortened TV version is MPAA Unrated for: 
  • 2005 Gotham Distribution R1 DVD
Ulzana's Raid

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Ulzana's Raid is a 1972 USA western adventure by Robert Aldrich.
Starring Burt Lancaster, Bruce Davison and Jorge Luke. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
There is a Robert Aldrich Director's Cut which was shown in the US. Burt Lancaster re-edited the film for the first European releases. The BBFC cut the film for violence for an X rated 1973 cinema release. These cuts were restored for VHS but new cuts for horsefalls were then required. In 2003 the Director's Cut was submitted for DVD but again the animal cruelty cuts were required.

Summary Notes

Report reaches the US cavalry that the Apache leader Ulzana has left his reservation with a band of followers. A compassionate young officer, Lieutenant DeBuin, is given a small company to find him and bring him back; accompanying the troop is McIntosh, an experienced scout, and Ke-Ni-Tay, an Apache guide. Ulzana massacres, rapes and loots across the countryside; and as DeBuin encounters the remains of his victims, he is compelled to learn from McIntosh and to confront his own naiveté and hidden prejudice.

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  Germany: The German release is uncut and includes all the horse falls (with English soundtrack)  for:

US: The US release is uncut for:

Australia: The Australian DVD release from Universal is the uncut Aldrich version.

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15 cert 98:37s UK: The Robert Aldrich Version was passed 15 after 17s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2003 Universal R2 DVD

The BBFC commented:

  • Cuts required to sight of illegal horse falls
The UK DVD (and previous VHS) were cut by the BBFC to remove various horse falls. The cuts are very noticeable and render some scenes nonsensical. They are as follows:
  • when the Indians shoot the horse of the trooper rescuing the boy
  • two horse falls removed when Burt Lancaster uses a rifle to bring down two Indians, including Ulzana's son
  • The subsequent return of fire in which Lancaster's horse is brought down
  • At the end, when the Indians attack the wagon party, they direct two horses into a small canyon and bring them down with a rope stretched across the trail.

From IMDB:

There are two versions of this film, Robert Aldrich's print (RA) and Burt Lancaster's (BL) print.

There are many subtle differences between the two although the overall running times are similar and most of the changes involve alterations of shots or lines of dialog within scenes.

The major differences versions are:

  • The Aldrich version has an opening scene (before the credits) showing Ulzana leaving the reservation. This is missing from the Lancaster print.
  • The BL version deletes almost all shots of Burt Lancaster's Indian woman - played by Aimee Eccles
  • The BL version has a scene showing the two troopers pursuing the wounded Indian, The off-screen Indian kills one of them with rifle fire and the survivor rides away. This is missing from the RA print therefore creating more ambiguity as to what actually happened when the survivor returns.
  • The scene in which the rape victim plunges herself in the river is longer in the RA version and she refers to herself trying to wash it off . In the BL version, the scene is abridged to suggest only suicide.

See full details from tlweb.latrobe.edu.au

BBFC cut
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18 96:20s UK: The Burt Lancaster Version was passed 18 after 45s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1985 CIC VHS

The cuts for violence were restored but the video was cut of 45s of horse falls.

BBFC cut
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X cert submitted
103:04s =98:57s
UK: The The Burt Lancaster Version was passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1973 cinema release

There were cuts for violence including:

  • the shots of Willy Rukeyser's mutilated body
  • the scene where the Indians throw the trooper's severed heart to each other the

Note that a 16mm version distributed to cinema clubs does not have the BBFC cuts.

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  UK: Thanks to Gary Couzens. The Aldrich version has been shown several times by the BBC since 1979, with the horsefalls intact but with cuts to violence made for the first showing, which was at 9.25pm on BBC1 on 24 September 1979.

The National Film Archive's copy is the BBC's print and unfortunately still has the BBC's cuts in it.

Un Flic

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  • Dirty Money

Flic DVD Alain Delon

 

Uncut version is available at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
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12 cert 95:39s 1972 France/Italy police film by Jean-Pierre Melville.
With Alain Delon, Richard Crenna and Catherine Deneuve . IMDb

Passed 12 uncut for:

  • 2007 Optimum R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2006 Warner R2 DVD
  • 2001 Warner R2 DVD

The US release is uncut and MPAA PG rated for:

cut X cert   Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1971 cinema release

The submitted running time was noted as 98:17s = 94:21s PAL

The Unborn

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uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

85:03s 2009 US horror by David S Goyer.
With Odette Annable, Gary Oldman and Cam Gigandet. IMDb

The Unrated Version/Unseen Edition was passed 15 uncut for:

The US release is uncut and MPAA unrated for:

The US unrated version features a little extra footage which is not really very controversial

BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut

15 cert

MPAA
PG-13

84:13s The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2009 Universal Blu-ray
  • 2009 cinema release

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

Uncle Tom

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1971 Italy drama by Gualtiero Jacopetti and Franco Prosperi.

See Goodbye Uncle Tom

Under Siege

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Under Siege is a 1992 USA/France action thriller by Andrew Davis.
With Steven Seagal, Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Busey. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Uncut by the BBFC for 1992 cinema release but cut for VHS and DVD. Uncut in the US

Summary Notes

A former SEAL, now cook, is the only person who can stop a gang of terrorists when they seize control of a US Navy battleship.

Cutting Edge: Steven Seagal Special

Steven Seagal: A cutting Edge Special

Steven Seagal: The Complete Cuts
 

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uncut
No Cert

15 cert

MPAA R

102:23s
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98:17s

 

UK: Released uncut without a BBFC rating for: UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
  • 1992 cinema release

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

BBFC cut
7s-10s

 

15 cert 98:07s
98:04s

 

UK: Passed 15 after 7s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1999 Warner R2 DVD
  • 1998 Warner VHS
UK: Passed 15 after 10s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1993 Warner VHS

The cuts are similar for all UK video releases. The cuts were:

  • The confrontation between Casey Ryback (Steven Seagal) and the numerous people in the work shop has been censored by 5 seconds. The scene were one person gets cut up his inside thigh, then under his arm is eliminated. Also trimmed is the person who gets pushed near to the saw we don't see him being kneed in the groin forcing him upwards onto the saw which cuts into his right shoulder.
  • The fight with the last mercenary before Strannix has him have his Adam's apple ripped out.
  • The final fight between Casey and Strannix (Tommy Lee Jones) has also been shortened we don't see the result of the eye-gouging.

Thanks to Chris. E4 showed an uncut version of Under Siege with Steven Segal last night (04/12/06) All of the cuts stated on your site were included. Does this mean we can see an uncut version on DVD soon?

Under Siege 2

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  • Under Siege 2: Dark Territory

Under Siege Region Import NTSC

Under Siege 2 is a 1995 US action film by Geoff Murphy.
With Steven Seagal, Eric Bogosian and Everett McGill. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut in the US to achieve an R rating. This version was passed uncut for UK cinema release but the BBFC made many cuts for home video.

Summary Notes

Casey Ryback hops on a Colorado to LA train to start a vacation with his niece. Early into the trip, terrorists board the train and use it as a mobile HQ to hijack a top secret destructive US satellite.

Cutting Edge: Steven Seagal Special

Steven Seagal: A cutting Edge Special

Steven Seagal: The Complete Cuts
 

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  • during the fight with a terrorist where Ryback cuts the terrorist's wrist, the fight concludes with Ryback stabbing the terrorist in the neck which is why you see blood on the terrorists chin and sweater when he falls out of the cupboard.
  • Also, during the climatic fight with the lead terrorist at the end Ryback forces the terrorists face onto a hot cooker (no cooking was being done!) This is just before they fall down the stairs. This is why the terrorist has a large red mark on his left cheek when you look at him lying down after falling down the stairs.
  • There is also much more to the final fight in the downstairs kitchen.

It is speculated that this is additional footage cut by the MPAA for an R Rating.

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No Cert

18

MPAA
R rating

99:39s
=95:40s
UK:  The R rated version was released uncut without a BBFC rating for:

UK: The R Rated Version was 18 uncut for:

  • 1995 cinema release

US: Cut for an MPAA R Rating for:

There's no sign of the extended or uncut version being released on DVD, so for the moment this is the best available.

Thanks to Mukesh, April 2009:

Also shown in the R Rated Version on the UK Sci-Fi Channel

Thanks to Andrew Oct 2006:

Shown on UK Bravo TV in the R Rated Version so perhaps a film where the BBFC have given an informal nod towards an uncut release

BBFC cut
2:01s

MPAA
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18 93:23s UK: The R Rated Version was passed 18 after 2:01s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1999 Warner R2 DVD
  • 1999 Warner VHS
  • 1996 Warner VHS

The BBFC commented:

Macho heroics were the order of the day in Steven Seagal's Under Siege 2, but the violence seemed too pervasive and gloating foy any category lower than 18, despite the distributor's willingness to cut. On video, however, the same relish for violence, most of it by the hero himself, could not be sanctioned at any category, and heavy cuts were made for 18. In retrospect, it might have been more satisfactory on film and video to have reduced the violence even further for the 15 requested.

The BBFC cuts were:

  • After Casey Ryback (Steven Seagal) takes a knife from a mercenary we don't see the one second shot of the slash that he makes to his wrist.
  • When the mercenaries are told to sweep the train for an intruder and proceed to check the roof of the train, Ryback kicks someone off the front of it, however we don't see a brief close up of the top half of him being dragged along.
  • Dramatic cuts to the scene when Ryback throws the makeshift bomb at the top of the stairs which is caught by a mercenary, who goes up in flames, we don't see him then knock into another mercenary who also sets alight, after they stagger about for a quite a few seconds, some others try to put them out with coats while Penn (Everett McGill) has another method and shoots one of them in the back before they use extinguishers.
  • The first mercenary down the stairs who gets shot by a flare and ignites, omits the shots of him falling all the way down, who then stands up and is then kicked by Ryback, knocking the guy backwards hitting a doorway before falling out.
  • Next mercenary down the stairs who confronts Ryback we don't see him thrown into the side of the train, then have both his wrists broken before being suddenly brought to his knees.
  • When Ryback is hanging onto the side of the cliff and jumps across to the mercenary who drops a line next to him, after hitting him a few times we don't see Ryback swinging the rope smashing the guys face into the cliff.
  • When mercenary (Peter Grene) sneaks up behind the porter Bobby Zecks (Morris Chestnut), with which Ryback sneaks up behind him, after he flips him to the ground we should see his head being forced back, breaking his neck, hence Bobby's expression and the line Oh shit, you're definitely a bad mother fucker .
  • When Ryback is in the carriage full of hostages we should have another few seconds of the knife that he throws into a mercenary's neck and then him slowly falling to the ground.
  • After Ryback says he's coming to get his niece now to Penn, and mercenery (Patrick Killpatrick) says to him looks like you've fucked up old man, I say it's time to cut and run , in this country we only get a glimpse of the mercenary removing a knife from his trousers and attempt to stab Penn, who then in a split second removes the knife and stabs him in the front of the neck, who then falls to the ground.
  • When Ryback notices the grenade trap and sets it off he is attacked by another mercenary, when they are rolling about on the floor Ryback breaks his arm.
  • Close up of the knives that Ryback and Penn use before they fight.
  • Don't hear the sound effect of Penn having his neck broken after Ryback does the deed.
  • Once inside the helicopter after the trains crash into each other, Ryback closes the door on Danes fingers severing them as he slowly falls into the fire ball below, before going up in flames.
Under the Doctor

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uncut 18 83:13s 1976 UK sex comedy by Gerry Poulson

The 1999 Cinema Club video was uncut.

1:01s 18 81:58s From cuts details on IMDb

The 1986 Network Distribution video release was cut by 1:01s by the BBFC. The running times suggest that the 1998 Arrow video was equally afflicted.

  • Removed most of the early flashback sex scenes between the stepfather and his stepdaughter.
uncut X cert 85:41s The 1976 cinema release was uncut
Undercurrent

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24s 18 94:45s 1999 US thriller by Frank Kerr

The BBFC cut 24s from the DVD submitted in 2001: Cut required to remove scene of cock fighting,

The Underground Comedy Movie

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18

MPAA
Unrated

91:55s The Underground Comedy Movie is a 1999 USA comedy by Vince Offer.
With Barbara Snellenburg, Rebekah Chaney and Gloria Sperling. IMDb

UK: The Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for:

MPAA
cut
7:08s
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  US: The R rated version has been cut by 7:08s
Underworld

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Underworld is a 2003 UK / Germany / Hungary / USA action fantasy by Len Wiseman.
Starring Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman and Shane Brolly. BBFC link IMDb
Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Cut with no censorship issues for either.

Summary Notes

A war has been raging between the Vampires and Lycan for centuries, Selene (Beckinsale) is a death dealer, assigned to hunt down and eradicate the last of the Lycan. When she comes across Michael Corvin (Speedman) who holds the key to end the war she must decide where her allegiances will lie.

BBFC uncut
Extended Cut
15

MPAA
Unrated

128:02s

UK: The Unrated/Extended Cut was passed 15 uncut for strong violence and language for:
  • 2007 Entertainment in Video [Theatrical + Extended] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2016 Sony [Theatrical + Extended Versions] (RA) 4k Blu-ray/Blu-ray Combo at US Amazon

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com.

There is more insight in the relationship between Erika and Kraven, some more of Michael's history and a little more shooting, but none of this is necessary to understand the movie better. Some of the extra material was surely correctly dropped for reasons of pacing and there is no difference to the overall level of violence
BBFC uncut
Theatrical Version
15

MPAA R

116:10s

UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence and language for:
  • 2007 Entertainment in Video [Theatrical + Extended] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2005 Entertainment in Video [Theatrical Version only] R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2003 cinema release
Unearthly Stranger

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Unearthly Stranger is a 1964 UK Sci-Fi film by John Krish.
Starring John Neville, Philip Stone and Gabriella Licudi. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts for an A rated cinema release in 1964

Summary Notes

Dr. Mark Davidson (John Neville) government scientist meets a mysterious woman and is married quickly. He knows little of her past. His government superiors want to know more about his wife and certain strange attributes, "She never blinks", and slipping up by taking hot pans out of ovens bare handed without being burned point towards his wife more than she appears. But it turns out she actually does love her husband scientist so her superiors kills her and set out to kill Davidson.

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A Cert

76:06s   UK: Presumably the cut cinema version was passed PG uncut for mild fantasy violence, threat for:
As is usually the case for British films from this period, this version is likely to be the same as the cut cinema version

UK: Passed A (PG) after BBFC category cuts for:

  • 1964 cinema release
Unfaithful Unfaithful is a 2009 France adult gay drama by Claude Pérès.
See Hardcore 18s List: Unfaithful
Unhinged

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Uncut version is available at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at US Amazon
Unhinged is a 1982 US horror by Don Gronquist.
With Laurel Munson, Janet Penner and Sara Ansley. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Uncut by the BBFC for an 18 rated 1983 cinema release. Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Uncut for DVD since 2004.

Summary Review : Check it out

Three college girls on their way to a jazz festival crash their car in the isolated woods during a rainstorm, and are taken in by a mysterious family in an old mansion. Little do the girls know, the family has a dark, murderous secret.

Of course the acting is second rate and mundane in places, of course the camera work is shoddy, of course the direction is somewhat inept and the script is tacky. But it was made on a tight budget for crying out loud. In fact, I'll gladly offer a billion quid to anyone who can name me just one perfectly directed slasher film.

Nevertheless, there are more upsides than downsides to this movie: the violence can be quite shocking in places (especially the machette killing) which happens off screen but is still relentless and brutal. The synth music is eerily brilliant and the overall brooding atmosphere makes you think twice about visiting the toilet for a while.

C heck it out - it's a really good horror film.

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18

MPAA
Unrated

76:17s UK: 88 Films announced in July 2014 that the company will re-release Unhinged on DVD

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

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uncut
Video Nasty 76:08s UK: Released uncut on pre-cert video for:
  • 1983 Avatar VHS

This was banned as a video nasty in November 1983. It was dropped from the banned list in May 1985

BBFC uncut 18 79:25s
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UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 1983 cinema release
Unholy Rollers

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The Unholy Rollers is a 1972 USA action comedy drama by Vernon Zimmerman.
With Claudia Jennings, Louis Quinn and Betty Anne Rees. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

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

Summary Notes

Karen wants more action out of life and quits her job at the cannery to become a skater in the roller derby. She encounters friction from the other skaters - especially Mickey, the current number one star of the team. Karen proves herself a feisty competitor but refuses to be a team player. As she skates her way to roller stardom, she incurs the wrath of jealous team members and the owner of the team.

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uncut
MPAA
R rated
~88:00s US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2013 Shout! Factory R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 10th December 2013
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X cert   UK: Passed X after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1974 cinema release
Universal Soldier: The Return

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Universal Soldier Return Region NTSC  

Universal Soldier: The Return is a 1999 USA action Sci-Fi film by Mic Rodgers.
Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bill Goldberg and Heidi Schanz. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1999 cinema release. Further cut for 18 rated 1999 VHS. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

The "universal soldiers" must fight the whole army. When the military's supercomputer S.E.T.H gets out of control

uncut
uncut
MPAA R
MPAA
~83:00s
=~79:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
12s
18 79:19s UK: Passed 18 after 12s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1999 Columbia/Tri-Star VHS

The BBFC cuts were

  • cut to remove a double ear-clap by Luc Deveraux
  • cut to delete a guard's back being broken over Romeo's knee.

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC cut
1s
18 83:00s
=79:41s
UK: Passed 18 for frequent strong violence after 1s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1999 cinema release
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning

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Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning is a 2012 USA action sci-fi by John Hyams.
With Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren and Scott Adkins. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut for a US R rating but uncut in the UK
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18

MPAA
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109:06s UK: The Unrated/NC-17 Version was passed 18 uncut for strong sex and bloody violence for:

US: There is an uncut Unrated version but only on VOD:

Germany: There is also a German release of the uncut NC-17 Version (as well as a cut FSK 18 rated version)

mpaa cut
33s
MPAA R 109:06s US: See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . The Theatrical Version suffered 33s of cuts mainly due to bloody shootings in a brothel being toned down by reducing blood an injury.

See  interview with director John Hyams from  collider.com :

Hyams : Yeah, there is an NC-17 cut. The one that's On-Demand and in theaters is R. When they fight in the sporting goods store and he nails him with a bat, what did you see?

Collider : I think we see his face cave in a little bit. But the thing I remember most is the reaction shot of the girlfriend where she's looking at the main character and thinking, Oh... this guy might be less safe than anyone else around me.

Hyams : Right. So, you might have seen the R cut.

Collider : What's in the NC-17 version there?

Hyams : In the NC-17 version, at least in that scene in particular -- and that's just one moment -- you literally like half of his face fly off.

Collider : Yeah, I mostly remember the girl. But I figured you would have gotten the NC-17 for the scene where there's the naked guy who gets shot and stabbed a bunch of times.

Hyams : Yeah, somehow the guy's naked frontal didn't bother them. We had to take out one... that scene in the brothel, there were a bunch of cuts to that. I would say that there were cuts made to every action scene in the movie. Some of them not so drastic, most of them not so drastic. Just little bits here and there, maybe not lingering on something for so long. what [the MPAA] had said to me was that, outside of a few very specific images we had to get rid of, it was mostly just about the accumulation of the violence.

Collider : Yeah. It's grueling at a point. But it's never grueling in a way that made me want to stop watching. I wanted to find out what happened next. But it was an endurance test on some level.

Hyams : Right, right. So the NC-17 version might be a slightly greater endurance test. But it plays pretty much the same. We showed the NC-17 version at Fantastic-Fest. But the Blu-Ray will be the unrated version.

Unleashed

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  • Danny the Dog
Unleashed is a 2005 France/USA/UK action crime thriller by Louis Leterrier.
With Jet Li, Bob Hoskins and Morgan Freeman. IMDb

Summary Notes

A man enslaved by the mob since childhood and raised into behaving like a human attack dog escapes his captors and attempts to start a new life.

uncut
Unrated
European Version
MPAA
Unrated
102:45s
=98:38s
There is also an Unrated Version/European Version but it is debatable which is the best version. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com
uncut
US
R rated Version 
18

MPAA
R rated

97:23s UK: The US R Rated Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
Unnaipol Oruvan
  • A Common Man
uncut
uncut
15 cert 109:38s 2009 India crime drama by Chakri Toleti

A Long Version was passed 15 uncut for the 2010  Ayngaran DVD.

25s 12A cert 106:16s
=102:01s
A Short Version was cut by 25s for a 12A for the  2009 cinema release. The distributor chose to remove one shot in order to receive a 12A category. The shot removed depicted a police suspect involuntarily urinating while under interrogation. An uncut 15 was available.
The Unnameable

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H P Lovecrafts Unnamable Returns 1988

uncut
uncut
18 87:51s
=84:20s
The Unnamable is a 1988 USA horror by Jean-Paul Ouellette.
With Charles Klausmeyer, Mark Kinsey Stephenson, Alexandra Durrell. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence with pervious cuts waived for:

Summary Review: Impressive monster suit

Back in the 1800's a lady gives birth to a monster. They decide that the baby is too ugly to name, therefore the monster is known as the Unnamable . The creature brutally slaughters his family, and gets trapped in a vault. Go ahead to 1998, and some college students have heard the story about the unnamable and want to check out the vault...

Pros: Cast is game, especially Mark Kinsey Stephenson who sinks his teeth into the role. Eerie score. Spooky location and atmosphere. Moves along at a decent pace. Writer/director/co-producer Jean-Paul Ouellette does a pretty good job of creating suspense. Impressive monster suit, not to mention frightening. Also some realistic gore effects. Made with an obvious affection for the source material.

Cons: Really thin of plot, which hurts the pacing a little. An abundance of cliche's. A bit dated.

BBFC cut
37s
18 83:15s UK: Passed 18 after 37ss of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1992 Braveworld R2 DVD

See movie-censorship.com . The BBFC cuts were cuts to further edit gore from:

  • John's death scene cut losing shots of his severed neck
  • Bruce's head being repeatedly slammed against a floor.
BBFC cut
21s
18 83:32s UK: Passed 18 after 21s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1988 Cineplex R2 DVD

From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were cut to edit gore from:

  • a heart being torn out and
  • a man's head being repeatedly slammed against a floor.
Unthinkable

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uncut
Extended
18

MPAA
R Rated

93:18s  Unthinkable is a 2010 US thriller by Gregor Jordan.
With Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita and Elisabeth Shue. YouTube icon IMDb

UK: The Extended Version was passed 18 Uncut for:

US: The Extended Version is MPAA R Rated for:

The Extended Version features an alternative ending:

uncut
Original
MPAA
R Rated
95:38s
=91:48s
US: The Original Version is MPAA R Rated for:
Until Death

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Until Death DVD Jean Claude Damme

uncut 15 cert 102:21s 2007 UK/Bulgaria/Germany/USA action film by Simon Fellows

The BBFC passed the 2007 Director's Cut on Technicolor DVD, 15 uncut.

From version details on IMDb :

This version features a far more downbeat ending.

Some of the fight scenes (especially in the film's last sequence) are edited quite differently and the gunfight at the climax is extended.

There is also a longer American Version

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

BBFC uncut 15 cert 96:59s The BBFC passed the 2007 Shorter Edit on Sony DVD, 15 without cuts

From version details on IMDb :

The editing of the version was supervised by Van Damme. It features a 'happy' ending.

The Untouchables: Kiss of Death Girl [Season 2 Episode 8]

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3s 12 cert 48:15s 1960 US crime TV by John Peyser.
With Robert Stack, Mickey Shaughnessy and Robert H. Harris . IMDb

Passed 12 after 3s of BBFC cuts for:

  • 2009 Paramount R2 DVD

The BBFC commented:

  • Cut required to remove sight of animal cruelty (in this case a brief shot of cocks fighting).
Up!

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  • Over, Under and Up!
  • Russ Meyer's Up
  • Up! Smokey

    Up! DVD

Up! is a 1976 USA comedy by Russ Meyer.
With Edward Schaaf, Robert McLane, Elaine Collins. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Review : Entertaining Movie!

A German (Nazi) type person is killed after someone slips a piranha into his bathtub. Undercover agent Margo Winchester makes her entrance by jogging down the highway. She is nearly raped and killed by one of the locals. She soon gains the confidence of the locals and begins investigating the murder.

A very good movie on the Russ Meyer scale. I only wish the Raven De La Croix had made more movies.

uncut
uncut
18 80:11s UK: Passed 18 uncut with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
BBFC cut
1:39s
18 78:32s

 

UK: Passed 18 after 1:39s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1999 Polygram VHS
  • 1998 Allied Troma VHS

Thanks to Bleach:

  • At 20 mins - Reduce sexual assault and rape on river bank as follows:

    1) when man chases woman across stream, reduce sight of him beating her unconscious;
    2) when he drags her semi-clad body onto river bank, remove sight of him removing her trousers and gazing at her nude body;
    3) when he parts her legs in long shot, remove all forcible sex, resuming as she regains consciousness and resumes the fight.
     
  • At 59 mins - When woman sitting on bar teases man in check shirt into violent assault, reduce rape sequence as follows:

    1) after blond man grabs long-haired woman and throws her down on table, remove close ups of bared breasts and sight of underwear being torn off, resuming on reverse shot of man's back between woman's legs;
    2) after man removes braces, remove close up of woman's reaction and screams and shot of penis dangling between legs, resuming long shot of figure walking towards isolated telephone box; also remove all close ups of rape victim's face (eight in total)
BBFC cut
8:14s
X cert 71:54s
=69:01s
UK: Passed X (18) after 8:14s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1980 cinema release
The Ups and Downs of a Handyman

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  • Confessions of a Handyman
    Confessions of an Odd-Job Man
  • The Happy Housewives

Ups and Downs of a Handyman

uncut 18 85:51s 1975 UK sex film by John Sealey

Thanks to Colin:

The BBFC made no cuts when the Odeon Entertainment DVD was submitted in 2009

The uncut region 2 DVD is available at UK Amazon

26s 18 85:43s From cuts details on IMDb

The UK cinema and 1998 Arrow video versions were cut by 26 secs by the BBFC to reduce shots of Bob kissing Margaretta's groin area during the opening lovemaking scene. The cuts were expanded to 1 min 17 secs for the 1999 Cinema Club release which deleted the entire scene.

The 1987 VPM version was titled: Confessions of an Odd-Job Man

Urban Gothic: Season 1 Episode 1: Dead Meat

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uncut 18 23:40s 2001 US horror TV by Andrew Morgan

No mention of cuts for the 2003 Stax Season 1 Box Set and the running time of the cut episode suggests that the cuts were waived.

36s 15 cert 23:05s The BBFC cut 36s when Visual Corporation DVD submitted in 2000: Cut required to cruelty to a frog
Urban Gothic: Season 2: Episodes 14-19

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14s 18 135:41s 2000 UK TV by Otto Bathurst

Cut in 2006 with the following BBFC comment: The cuts were Compulsory. Cuts required to sight of dangerous imitable (suicide) technique

Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend

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  • Legend of the Overfiend
  • Urotsukidoji
  • Urotsukidoji 1
  • The Wandering Kid

Urotsukidoji Perfect Collection Hirotaka Suzuoki

Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend is a 1989 Japanese anime by Hideki Takayama.
With Christopher Courage, Rebel Joy and Bill Timoney. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

The International Version merges the 3 original TV episodes into a feature length film and was cut to remove (pixellated) hardcore elements. This was further cut by the BBFC. The Perfect Collection is uncut in the US but other releases are cut.

Summary Review : Best anime stories ever

Probably one of the best anime stories ever. Not for kids or the squeamish though. Tells a very good story and worth adding to your collection.

This ones been around for a while, and will continue to live on.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~108:00s
=~104:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

The collection has uncut versions of Urotsukidoji 1-3. Part 4 is slightly cut and missing the alternate ending.

cut
total
~5:00s

BBFC cut
2:12s

cut
pre-cut
~3:00s

18 102:55s
=98:48s
UK: The pre-cut International Version was passed 18 after a further 2:12s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1992 Island VHS
  • 1994 cinema release

 The cuts are:

  • Missing are scenes of hardcore, oral sex and masturbation
  • along with sexual violence of clothes being torn off and
  • (non explicit) multi orifice rape by tentacled monsters
  • Cuts to early scene with the teacher becoming a demon and raping Akemi.

See pictorial cuts for the BBFC approved version from movie-censorship.com
See pictorial cuts for the International Version from movie-censorship.com .

Urotsukidoji 2: Legend of the Demon Womb

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Urotsukidoji Perfect Collection Hirotaka Suzuoki

Urotsukidoji 2: Legend of the Demon Womb is a 1993 Japanese anime by Hideki Takayama.
With Christopher Courage, Rebel Joy and Bill Timoney. BBFC link IMDb

A movie length version was created from the TV episodes and contains re-drawn unpixellated sex scenes. This was significantly cut for UK VHS release in 1993.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
  US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

The collection has uncut versions of Urotsukidoji 1-3. Part 4 is slightly cut and missing the alternate ending.

BBFC cut
3:12s

cut
pre-cut

18 83:35s UK: A pre-cut version was passed 18 after a further 3:12s of BBFC cuts for
  • 1993 Manga VHS

The cuts are:

  • Missing are scenes of hardcore, oral sex and masturbation,
  • Missing scenes of sexual violence
  • Masked multi orifice rape by tentacled monsters.
  • Also cut to a mention of penetration by mechanical devices.
Urotsukidoji 3: Return of the Overfiend
  • Chôjin densetsu Urotsukidôji: Mirai hen

Urotsukidoji Perfect Collection Hirotaka Suzuoki

Urotsukidoji 3: Return of the Overfiend is a 1993 Japan animation horror fantasy by Hideki Takayama.
Starring Tsutomu Kashiwakura, Yasunori Matsumoto and Miyuki Matsushita. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Substantially cut for a BBFC 18 certificate. The UK release is in the format of 4 individual episodes complete with plot summary catch-ups rather than being edited into a feature length film.

Summary Notes

As the Overfiend slumbers, the mad emperor Caesar rises to power, enslaving a new race of demon beasts. Into this cruel existence is born the Lord of Chaos, the Overfiend's nemesis. As the blood-thirsty beasts capture the tyrant's daughter in a brutal coup, the Overfiend must awaken to an Apocalyptic battle of the Gods

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
  US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

The collection has uncut versions of Urotsukidoji 1-3. Part 4 is slightly cut and missing the alternate ending.

BBFC cut
3:31s
18 53:48s
51:13s
UK: Episode 1 was passed 18 after 3:31s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2000 Paradox/Revelation R0 DVD
  • 1994 Kiseki/Manga VHS

Submitted twice. It looks a like a heavily pre-cut version was submitted and then a month later an uncut version was submitted but subject to BBFC cuts, but still ended up longer than the original submission.

The cuts were for blurred hardcore sex scenes featuring some imaginative sexual violence. See pictorial cuts from movie-censorship.com

BBFC cut
7:22s
18 51:21s
51:13s
  UK: Episode2 was passed 18 after 7:22s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2000 Paradox/Revelation R0 DVD
  • 1994 Kiseki/Manga VHS

Submitted twice. It looks a like a heavily pre-cut version was submitted and then a month later an uncut version was submitted but subject to BBFC cuts, but still ended up longer than the original submission.

The cuts were for blurred hardcore sex scenes featuring some imaginative sexual violence.

BBFC cut
6:28s
6:25s
18 40:41s
41:59s
  UK: Episode3 was passed 18 after 3s of further BBFC cuts for:
  • 2000 Paradox/Revelation R0 DVD

  UK: Episode3 was passed 18 after 7:22s of BBFC cuts for:

  • 1994 Kiseki/Manga VHS

The cuts were for blurred hardcore sex scenes featuring some imaginative sexual violence.

BBFC cut
8:07s
18 41:21s
41:31s

 

UK: Episode4 was passed 18 after 8:07s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2000 Paradox/Revelation R0 DVD
  • 1996 Kiseki/Manga VHS
  • 1995 Kiseki/Manga VHS

The cuts were for blurred hardcore sex scenes featuring some imaginative sexual violence.

Urotsukidoji 4: Infernal Road

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  • Chôjin densetsu Urotsukidôji: Hôrô hen
Urotsukidôji 4: Infernal Road is a 1994 Japan animation Sci-Fi horror by Hideki Takayama.
Starring S Watkins, Robert Blue and Bat Mackeral. IMDb

The original was made up of 3 episodes. Episode 1 was banned by the BBFC in 1996 and 2000, Episode 2 was never submitted and Episode 3 was cut by the BBFC for 2001 DVD

Summary Notes

It is the age of the Overfiend, and flesh-hungry monsters rule the Earth. Immortal half-demon Amano Jyaku travels the wasteland, witness to the rape and torture of the human race. The last hope for humanity is the demonic Lord of Chaos, the Overfiend's natural enemy. Will the world survive their final battle?

  banned
banned
rejected 68:41s 39:36s UK: Episode 1 (Secret Garden) was banned by the BBFC for:
  • 2000 Paradox/Revelation R0 DVD
The BBFC commented:
Throughout the work, there are realistic animated representations of children involved in sexual acts and perceived as sexual objects, or witnessing sexual acts. The Board's concern about the attractiveness of such material to paedophiles, and the appeal of the cartoon style to young children who would thereby be more vulnerable to its use by paedophiles to entice them, was confirmed by advice from a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. It is therefore unsuitable for classification under the Video Recordings Act 1984.

Before rejection, the Board carefully considered whether cuts would remove the dangers. However, they would have to be so extensive that no viable version of the work would remain. Indeed, it is doubtful if any version of the work would be acceptable.

UK: Episode 1 (Secret Garden) was banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1996 Kiseki /Manga VHS
The BBFC commented:
Rejected on the grounds of its pornographic treatment of sexual violence. This involved children in the abuse and physical mutilation of women. in one scene a boy of 10 or 11 years old is sexually assaulted by two naked women and saves himself by tearing them apart, stripping the flesh off one and ripping the other's buttocks apart. Children become voyeurs of adult sex, instigating and viewing orgies and applauding the rape of pubescent children. As so often in Manga cartoons, these are tentacled multi-orifice rapes by lecherous monsters, which the Board found depraving and corrupting.
  BBFC cut
2:31s
18 41:54s UK: Episode 3 (Quest's End) was passed 18 after 2:31s of compulsory BBFC cuts for:
  • 2001 Paradox/Revelation Films DVD

The BBFC commented:

  • Cuts required to remove sight of tentacular rape and breast groping

See pictorial cuts from movie-censorship.com . 3 scenes were cut for UK DVD

Ursus in the Valley of the Lions

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  • Ursus nella valle dei leoni
Ursus in the Valley of the Lions is a 1961 Italy action adventure drama by Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia.
With Ed Fury, Moira Orfei and Alberto Lupo. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for a U rated release in 1963

BBFC cut
category
cuts
old cert U   UK: Passed U after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1963 cinema release 
Urusei Yatsura TV Series 4

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5s PG cert 104:18s 1986 anime.

Use of the proscribed nunchaku was removed