Wages of Fear is a 1977 USA action adventure drama by William Friedkin.
With Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer and Francisco Rabal.
The European version titled Wages of Fear was shortened. The US version titled Sorcerer is complete
A group of outcasts from different backgrounds and nationalities are forced by misfortune to work in an oil-drilling operation in South America. When fire breaks out of control, four of the outcasts are given the opportunity to earn enough money
to get out by transporting six crates of unstable dynamite through miles of jungle in two ancient trucks.
UK: The longer US Version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, injury detail for:
2007 Cheez Flicks R1 DVD titled The Velvet Vampire
Summary Review: Psychedelic 70's vampire film
Celeste Yarnell wanders through the Southern California desert (in a dune buggy) as the mysterious Diane LeFanu. After inviting a swinging couple (Michael Blodgett & Sherry Miles) to her desert home for a weekend, the couple are soon pulled
into Diane's bizarre psychedelic bloodsucking world.
The film is very slight on the gore front and has a few topless scenes on the sex front.
The film seems to have a found a few fans who appreciate the psychedelic sound and visuals but many reviewers report that they found it very tedious.
Passed 18 after 33s of BBFC cuts for
1984 cinema release titled The Waking Hour
Released uncut on pre-cert video for:
1983 Cyclo VHS titled The Waking Hour
1983 Prime Time/CBS Fox VHS titled The Waking Hour
Walk a Tightrope is a 1965 USA / UK crime romance by Frank Nesbitt.
Starring Dan Duryea, Patricia Owens and Terence Cooper.
BBFC category cuts were imposed for a 1963 A rated cinema release.
Ellen (Patricia Owens) is happily married and very much in love with Jason (Terrence Cooper), but she is being blackmailed by her former husband as their annulment had never gone through. She sets up a complex plan with a hired gunman, Lutcher
(Dan Duryea), to kill the ex-husband when he comes for some more money, but the current husband comes in unexpected and Lutcher, not knowing one from the other, kills him. Oops!
UK: An unknown version was passed PG without BBFC cuts for mild violence for:
A Walk Among the Tombstones is a 2013 USA action crime drama by Scott Frank.
Starring Liam Neeson, Ruth Wilson and Dan Stevens.
BBFC advised category cuts were made for a 15 rated cinema release and home video.
Private investigator Matthew Scudder (Liam Neeson) is hired by a drug trafficker to find those responsible for the kidnap and murder of his wife.
Following the trail Scudder uncovers some dark secrets leading him to think that his employer’s wife was not the first victim and her murderers are going to strike again. Can he stop them before they claim another victim?
Hopefully the BBFC advised cuts haven't found their way into the US release.
advised category cuts
UK: Passed 15 for strong bloody violence, sexualised violence, very strong language after BBFC advised category cuts were made for:
2015 Entertainment One RB Blu-ray
2015 Entertainment One R2 DVD
2014 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
This work was originally seen for advice. The company was advised that the film was likely to receive an 18 certificate but that their preferred 15 classification could be achieved by making cuts to reduce a scene of sexualised threat and to
remove an accompanying aggressive use of very strong language directed at a woman. When the finished version of the film was submitted for formal classification, edits had been made to this scene. The formal submission was consequently rated
Walker is a 1987 USA / Mexico / Spain historical western biography by Alex Cox.
Starring Ed Harris, Richard Masur and Rene Auberjonois.
All UK releases cut for animal cruelty.
William Walker and his mercenary corps enter Nicaragua in the middle of the 19th century in order to install a new government by a coup d'etat. All is being financed by an American multimillionaire who has his own interest in this country.
UK: Passed 18 after 6-10s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
2003 Universal video
1988 CIC Video VHS
1988 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
Distributor required to remove 3 shots of cruelty to an animal (horse fall) in accordance with the Cinematograph Films (Animals) Act 1937.
The Wanderers is a 1979 USA drama by Philip Kaufman.
Starring Ken Wahl, Karen Allen and John Friedrich.
Gay insults and strong language were dropped as a result of preview screenings but the film was never cut by censors in the UK and US. The Preview Version surfaced in a 2017 US Blu-ray release.
Set against the urban jungle of 1963 New York's gangland subculture, this coming of age teenage movie is set around the Italian gang the Wanderers. Slight comedy, slight High School angst and every bit entertaining with its classic 1950's Rock n'
Roll soundtrack such as "Walk Like a Man", "Big Girls Don't Cry" by The Four Seasons and "My Boyfriend's Back" by The Angels. Focusing around a football game where the different gangs play with and against each other, then at its grand finale,
come together in a mass of union to defend their honour and their turf. Nostalgic stuff and above all a Rock n' Roll retrospective on a grand musical era. Timeless.
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
2017 Kino Lorber [Theatrical Version + Preview Version] RA Blu-ray
at US Amazon
The Preview Cut contains a lot of new scenes that should be pretty interesting for fans.The Theatrical Version lacks gay people getting insulted and Turkey's bias is crystal clear in the Preview Cut. When the Ducky Boy sees him in front of the
church, he offers him a blowjob in the Preview Cut. The Ducky Boy repeats the word blowjob
The Preview Version also contains additional strong language and a scene where Chubby drops a bowing ball on another guy's hand.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language and violence:
The War Lord is a 1965 USA drama by Franklin J Schaffner (as Franklin Schaffner).
Starring Charlton Heston, Richard Boone and Rosemary Forsyth.
The 1965 cinema release was cut by the BBFC for an A rating. Presumably uncut on 2010 DVD.
A knight in the service of a duke goes to a coastal villiage where an earlier attempt to build a defensive castle has failed. He begins to rebuild the duke's authority in the face of the barbarians at the border and is making progress until he
falls in love with one of the local women.
UK: Passed PG uncut for moderate violence and occasional moments of bloodshed for:
Warlock is a 1989 US fantasy by Steve Miner With Julian Sands, Lori Singer and Richard E. Grant.
A violent scene was removed prior to US R rated theatrical release. This version was further cut for European cinema release and home video. This version was 15 rated in the UK. The US version was later released in the UK in 2011 with a 12 rating.
Summary Review: Fine Writing
A warlock flees from the 17th to the 20th century, with a witch-hunter in hot pursuit.
Though underwhelming in its production values, Warlock manages to outshine its contemporaries through fine writing, directing, and above all, acting.
UK: A re-edited/extended US version was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for moderate horror and violence:
The scene in the theatrical trailer involving the Warlock as the satanic messiah was cut after negative reactions from test screenings. The channeler's death was originally much more violent. The scene involved a topless Mary Woronov being
frozen after the devil's eyeballs emerged from her breasts. The Warlock then stomps her to pieces to free them. After the wrap up, the scene was redone as what remains in the film.
UK: The cut US version was further cut for the European Export Version which was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
The Warlords is a 2007 Hong Kong / China action war drama by Peter Chan and Wai Man Yip.
Starring Jet Li, Andy Lau and Takeshi Kaneshiro.
Exists as the Original Hong Kong Version and a shortened International Version. The Internatiosn Version was cut by the BBFC for 2008 cinema release and 2009 DVD.
It's a heroic tale of three blood brothers and their struggle in the midst of war and political upheaval. It is based on "The Assassination of Ma," a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) story about the killing of general Ma Xinyi. The story was
filmed by Zhang Che in 1973 as The Blood Brothers.
A Warrior's Tail is a 2015 Russia children's cartoon by Maksim Fadeev.
Starring Maksim Chukharyov, Konstantin Khabenskiy and Armen Dzhigarkhanyan.
BBFC category cuts were required for a PG rated 2016 cinema release.
An international animation project that is coming out in Russian and English languages. It is a fairytale about a grand life journey of a 10-year old boy Savva devoted to help his Mom and fellow village people to break free from the vicious
hyenas. Trying to escape from hyenas Savva finds himself in a magical world he had only heard stories of.
UK: Passed PG for mild fantasy violence, threat, rude humour, mild bad language after 1s of BBFC category cuts for:
2016 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
Company chose to remove a single use of strong language ('motherfucker') in order to achieve a PG classification. A 15 uncut was available.
Version details from
US Amazon. The director's cut runs about 25 minutes longer, and incorporates more elements from the comics, adds more violence, as well as more shots of Dr. Manhatten's schlong. Some of the previous scenes are reworked with
Overall, the storyline and conversations are better fleshed out, and this version is truer to the comics. The largest additional addition is that of Hollis Mason's death.
Rorschach gets additional dialogue, some straight from the comics.
When Rorschach searches the Comedian's apartment shortly after the opening scene, he encounters two cops still stationed there. He fights briefly with them before jumping back out the window.
Conversation between Dan and Rorschach (beans scene) is extended.
All flashbacks extended, with the exception of Sally's.
Dr. Manhatten discussing the symbol on his forehead. Additional questions in the face to face with Dr. Manhatten. Dan and Hollis watch Dr. Manhatten go crazy on their TV set.
Laurie getting interrogated by the military as they try to determine Dr. M's whereabouts (on Mars). Alessandro Juliani's scene has been reinserted. He plays one of the scientists who bursts in during the interrogation of Laurie to tell the
military that they've located Dr. M on Mars.
Probably the biggest addition is the depiction of Hollis Mason's death at the hands of the knot heads. Interestingly, the death is done from poor Hollis' POV, where he imagines himself fighting the gangsters of the 1940s. He delivers left and
right hooks to Captain Evil, before being done in by "Moloch". The score for the death scene is very fitting.
Dan taking revenge on an isolated knot head at a bar, post Hollis' death. It's a brutal revenge.
The shootout by hired hitman Roy Chess is much more brutal- e.g. more blood and gore, fingers blown off.
Conversation between Dr. Long and Rorschach is extended.
Longer jail-break scene with arguments between Rorschach and Laurie. Prison guards open fire on Dan's ship.
Longer conversation between Dr. M and L on Mars.
Riot scene is longer with more conversation between the Comedian and the rioters.
Agent Forbes (Fulvio Cecere) has a larger role as the government agent in charge of handling all the Watchmen.
US: There is also an extended version titled The Ultimate Version.
Waterworld is a 1995 USA action Sci-Fi adventure by Kevin Reynolds.
Starring Kevin Costner, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Dennis Hopper.
Never cut by film censors. The producers shortened the film against the wishes of the Director for theatrical release. The deleted material was restored for an extended TV version, but suffered cuts for the likes of strong language. An uncut
extended version was released in Europe and has been tagged as the Ulysses Cut.
The polar ice caps have melted, and the earth is covered by water. The remaining people travel the seas, in search of survival. Several different societies exist. The Mariner falls from his customary and solitary existence into having to care for
a woman and a young girl while being pursued by the evil forces of the Deacon.
Extended Ulysses Cut
UK: The Extended Ulysses Cut was passed 12 uncut for moderate violence, bloody injury detail, sexual threat:
2018 Arrow Limited Edition [ Theatrical + Ulysses Cut + TV Cut] (RB) Blu-ray
at UK Amazon
US: The Extended Ulysses Cut is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
2018 Arrow Limited Edition [ Theatrical + Ulysses Cut + TV Cut] (RA) Blu-ray
at US Amazon
A fan-edit cut of the 1995 movie Waterworld is now available as an official Blu-ray release. The original Ulysses cut was crowdsourced using extra scenes from various TV broadcasts and publicly shared on The Pirate Bay more than a decade ago.
The Blu-ray has been released by Arrow Film, but whether the original editor is aware of it is unknown.
Waterworld is known for its many different versions, but this one never officially aired anywhere. It was created by a fan who, together with others, set out to make the longest uncensored edit of Waterworld possible.
The origin of this fan-edit, well documented by the Unheard Nerd, started in 2005. A user of the Original Trilogy forum asked if anyone had access to the 40 minutes of Waterworld material that appeared in an ABC broadcast. This generated a long
thread where users shared and compared different versions of the film.
In 2006, a user named Mcfly89, showed his interest in the project. Mcfly89 later took the lead and after crowdsourcing copies of different broadcasts, he set out to combine these into a long uncensored edit of Waterworld.
The project progressed slowly and by November 2007 the name Ulysses was first mentioned. This title refers to the unnamed mariner played by Kevin Costner. He's given this name toward the end of the film in a scene that was taken out of the
With a name for the project, Mcfly89 continued his work. Helped by other members, who also assisted with an appropriate DVD-cover, the fan-made DVD was ready by the summer of 2008. Despite a temporary outage on The Pirate Bay, Mcfly89 managed
to upload a torrent for the Ulysses cut to the site on July 28th, exactly thirteen years after the original premiere.
Many Waterworld fans welcomed the Ulysses release and it was even extended by Zaaacharias a few years later. It's not clear whether the original makers were happy with it. Film fans generally see fan-edits as important preservation projects,
but copyright holders have gone after such releases as well.
Fast forward another decade and now the Ulysses cut has been released legitimately on a Blu-Ray disc put together by Arrow Films. The movie company used the name of the cut, but it was obviously reconstructed from original footage, not the
broadcasts that were used in the fan-edit.
It would probably be an interesting read or feature to know how between Universal, Arrow and Mcfly89 The Ulysses Cut has eventually arrived as a 1080p edition. The story is quite remarkable already but we believe that Arrow Films missed a major
opportunity here. But perhaps the full story will come out one day, in another decade or so.
Waxwork is a 1988 USA / West Germany / UK comedy horror by Anthony Hickox.
Starring Zach Galligan, Deborah Foreman and Jennifer Bassey.
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1988 cinema release and follow up VHS. The BBFC cuts were waived for 18 rated 2001 DVD. UK releases are based on the uncut Unrated Version with the film being cut in the US for an R rating.
A waxwork museum comes to town, and a mysterious man invites some teens to come to a special showing at midnight. Once inside, while viewing different exhibits, the scenes come alive and the viewer is sucked into the story being portrayed.
All in all, this plays more like a comedy than a horror film, but the violence, when it appears, is so over-the-top that splatter fans won't be too disappointed.
UK: The Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut after previous BBFC cuts waived for:
Way of the Dragon is a 1972 Hong Kong martial arts film by Bruce Lee.
With Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris and Nora Miao.
Heavily cut by the BBFC for UK cinema release and VHS. Uncut for DVD but old cuts crept back into the Universal DVD
Summary Review: Recommended
This is the story about Tang Lung (Bruce Lee), who visits a Chinese Restaurant in Rome to help out against thugs that are trying to take it over.
This is possibly the best movie Bruce ever appeared in. It has a much-more-consistent pace, and Bruce not only shows his lighter side but gets to show what he is really made of, particularly in the climactic classic fight
against Chuck Norris (look at the speed of those kicks!).
Definitely recommended, even if you're not a Bruce Lee fan.
UK: Passed 18 uncut after the BBFC waived their cuts for: