News: Latest Cuts


BBFC cuts and bans

A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z   Latest   Notes  


 

Shopping: Emanuelle and Francoise...

1975 Italy horror thriller by Joe D'Amato, cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray and DVD


Link Here 19th May 2019
Emanuelle e Françoise is a 1975 Italy horror thriller by Joe D'Amato.
Starring George Eastman, Rosemarie Lindt and Annie Carol Edel. IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1977. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Promotional Material

Joe D'Amato's sleaze masterpiece on disc for the first time ever in America!

On the heels of the 'official' Sylvia Kristel sequel EMMANUELLE II and a year before his own first Laura Gemser/EMANUELLE film, EuroFilth maestro Joe D'Amato (BEYOND THE DARKNESS) took the entire formula to new depths of depravity.

When a cold-hearted stud (George Eastman of ANTHROPOPHAGUS infamy) drives her sister to suicide, Emanuelle (Rosemarie Lindt of SALON KITTY and WHO SAW HER DIE?) plots a seduction that includes sodomy, torture, J&B, lesbianism, cannibalism, meat cleavers and a super-groovy '70s soundtrack. Maria Rosaria Riuzzi (IMAGES IN A CONVENT) and Massimo Vanni (ZOMBIE 3 & 4) co-star in this still-extreme sex sickie - also known as EMANUELLE'S REVENGE, DEMON RAGE and BLOOD VENGEANCE - co-written by D'Amato with fellow filth maven Bruno Mattei (SHOCKING DARK) and now featuring a 2k scan from the original negative.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Three Women and a Mirror - Interview with Actress Maria Rosaria Riuzzi.
The Other Side of the Mirror - Interview with Actor George Eastman.
Deleted / Alternate scenes.
Trailer.

 

 

Shopping: The Devil's Nightmare...

1971 Belgium / Italy horror fantasy by Jean Brismée, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


Link Here 18th May 2019
The Devil's Nightmare is a 1971 Belgium / Italy horror fantasy by Jean Brismée.
Starring Erika Blanc, Jean Servais and Daniel Emilfork. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1972 cinema release but uncut for 18 rated VHS and DVD. In the the US the PG version is cut for lesbian sex but the MPAA Unrated version is uncut.
UK: Passed X (18) after compulsory BBFC cuts:
  • 2019 Black House Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 13th May 2019

Promotional Material

Six of seven tourists in a east European castle overnight are victims of a helper of the devil. Is Satan willing to spare their souls?

 

 

Shopping: The Night Of The Generals...

1967 UK / France crime war mystery by Anatole Litvak, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


Link Here 17th May 2019
The Night Of The Generals is a 1967 UK / France crime war mystery by Anatole Litvak.
Starring Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif and Tom Courtenay. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1966. Later uncut and 15 rated for home video. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
UK: Previously passed 15 uncut for:
  • 2019 Eureka Entertainment (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 13th May 2019
  • 2019 Eureka Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

Promotional Material

Peter O Toole and Omar Sharif star in this powerful World War II thriller from director Anatole Litvak ( The Snake Pit; Sorry, Wrong Number ) about a Nazi general who becomes a serial killer.

When a Polish prostitute is brutally murdered in Nazi-occupied Warsaw, her killer is identified only as a German general. For years the crime remains unsolved, until the killer strikes again, bringing this mesmerising mystery to an unforgettable finish.

Also starring Tom Courtenay, Donald Pleasence and Christopher Plummer , and with a score by Maurice Jarre , The Night of the Generals is an all-star thriller from a master of the form, and Eureka Classics is proud to present the film in its UK debut on Blu-ray.

BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
  • 1080p presentation on Blu-ray, taken from a stunning 4K restoration
  • Uncompressed LPCM audio (original mono presentation)
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Brand new and exclusive Audio Commentary by author Scott Harrison
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Limited Edition Collector s booklet featuring new writing by author Scott Harrison [2000 copies ONLY].

 

 

Shopping: A Serbian Film...

2010 Serbia horror mystery thriller by Srdjan Spasojevic just re-released on US DVD


Link Here 16th May 2019
A Serbian Film is a 2010 Serbia horror mystery thriller by Srdjan Spasojevic.
Starring Srdjan Todorovic, Sergej Trifunovic and Jelena Gavrilovic. IMDb
The BBFC cut 4:12s from the UK release. Uncut in the US but there is also a US version with a minute missing for an MPAA NC-17 rating. A Director's Cut was announced in June 2017 but never arrived. Banned in Australia, New Zealand and Norway.

This release seems to be the cut NC-17 version.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: A Serbian Film

US: Uncut and MPAA NC-17 rated for:
  • 2019 Invincible Pictures R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 14th May 2019

Promotional Material

Milos, a retired porn star, leads a normal family life with his wife and son in tumultuous Serbia. A sudden call from his former colleague will change everything. A leading role in a new production will provide financial support to Milos and his family for the rest of their lives. A contract insists on his absolute unawareness of a script they will shoot. The director and his cohorts will stop at nothing to complete his vision. In order to escape the living cinematic hell he's put into, and save his family's life, Milos will have to sacrifice everything

 

 

Shopping: The Deadly Bees...

1966 UK horror mystery thriller by Freddie Francis, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


Link Here 9th May 2019
The Deadly Bees is a 1966 UK horror mystery thriller by Freddie Francis.
Starring Suzanna Leigh, Frank Finlay and Guy Doleman. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1966 cinema release. 12 rated on 2019 UK Blu-ray and MPAA Unrated in the US.
UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate threat, injury detail:
  • 2019 Screenbound Pictures (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 6th May 2019
  • 2019 Screenbound Pictures Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

Promotional Material

Noted British horror director Freddie Francis and author Robert Bloch, who wrote Psycho, combine their talents for this tale of terror. Pop singer Vicki Robbins (Suzanna Leigh) collapses from exhaustion and takes a vacation on a small resort island. She soon meets Mr. Hargrove (Guy Doleman), a difficult man with a failing marriage who owns the resort and keeps bees as a hobby. However, when Hargrove's wife dies from bee stings, Vicki discovers that someone on the island is breeding a strain of killer bees, and she has to find out who is responsible and what can be done before they kill again.

 

 

Shopping: The Grand Duel...

1972 Italy / West Germany / France western by Giancarlo Santi just released on UK Blu-ray with BBFC cuts for a horse fall


Link Here 8th May 2019
The Grand Duel is a 1972 Italy / West Germany / France western by Giancarlo Santi.
Starring Lee Van Cleef, Alberto Dentice and Jess Hahn. BBFC link IMDb
All UK releases are cut for a horse fall. The film was rated 18 in 1988 and 15 since 2008. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Storm Rider

UK: Passed 15 for strong violence, sexualised nudity after 5s of compulsory BBFC cuts ( 93:36s ): The BBFC commented:
  • Compulsory cut required to remove sight of a horse being tripped and falling onto its head and neck.

Promotional Material

The Grand Duel is an archetypal spaghetti western which boasts many of the genre s classic hallmarks including action-packed gunfights, wild stunts and an impressive climactic showdown...

Genre stalwart Lee Van Cleef (The Big Combo, Day of Anger) stars as a gnarled ex-sheriff called Clayton who comes to the aid of young Philipp Wermeer (Alberto Dentice), a fugitive framed for the murder of a powerful figure called The Patriarch. Clayton helps Philipp fend off attacks from bounty hunters in a series of thrilling shootouts before the two make their way to Jefferson to confront three villains known as the Saxon brothers, and reveal who really killed The Patriarch.

A complex tale of revenge penned by prolific giallo writer Ernesto Gastaldi (Torso, The Case of the Scorpion's Tail), The Grand Duel benefits from a beguiling central performance from Lee Van Cleef and assured helmsmanship from Giancarlo Santi (assistant director to Sergio Leone on The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West). Add to this brew a memorable and tuneful score by composer Luis Bacalov (Django, Milano Calibro 9) and the stage is set for one of the grandest of all the Italian westerns.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • New 2K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-rayTM (1080p) presentation
  • Uncompressed mono 1.0 LPCM audio
  • Original English and Italian soundtracks, titles and credits
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • New audio commentary by film critic, historian and theorist Stephen Prince
  • An Unconventional Western, a newly filmed interview with director Giancarlo Santi
  • The Last of the Great Westerns, a newly filmed interview with screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi
  • Cowboy by Chance, an interview with the actor Alberto Dentice AKA Peter O'Brien
  • Out of the Box, a newly filmed interview with producer Ettore Rosboch
  • The Day of the Big Showdown, a newly filmed interview with assistant director Harald Buggenig
  • Saxon City Showdown, a newly filmed video appreciation by the academic Austin Fisher
  • Original Italian and international theatrical trailers
  • Extensive image gallery featuring stills, posters, lobby cards and home video sleeves, drawn from the Mike Siegel Archive and other collections
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matt Griffin
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Kevin Grant and original reviews
  •  

     

    Shopping: Lords Of Chaos...

    2018 UK / Sweden horror music biography by Jonas Åkerlund set for UK Blu-ray only release on 22nd July 2019


    Link Here 6th May 2019
    Lords Of Chaos is a 2018 UK / Sweden horror music biography by Jonas Åkerlund.
    Starring Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen and Jack Kilmer. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release although it did kick off a little controversy in the British press.

    According to the Telegraph the BBFC were so concerned about the film that it was reviewed at the highest levels and suicide prevention experts were consulted before it was approved for an 18 certificate for strong bloody violence, gore, suicide.

    The Telegraph suggests the US film censors at the MPAA were similarly concerned before rating it R for strong brutal violence, disturbing behavior, grisly images, strong sexuality, nudity, and pervasive language.

    And if you would like to enjoy the Daily Mail's take on the film see article from dailymail.co.uk

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, gore, suicide:
    • 2019 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 22nd July 2019

    Promotional Material

    Oslo. Norway. The early 1990s. A new, uncompromising style of heavy metal explodes onto the underground - True Norwegian Black Metal! Blasting and brutal yet also majestic, this subgenre achieves worldwide infamy through the extraordinary achievements of its musicians and the suicides, murders and church burnings that come to define the scene...

    17-year-old Euronymous (Rory Culkin) longs to escape his idyllic middle-class life. Enlisting a clique of fanatical youths - Necrobutcher, Hellhammer and Dead (Jack Kilmer) - he forms the most evil band in the world... Mayhem. The band soon achieve notoriety for the extremity of their shows and the morbid cult that surround them, but the dark world Euronymous has created soon degenerates into a mire of murder and arson when an arch-rivalry with Varg (Emory Cohen), of the band Burzum, spirals out of control...

    A thrilling true-crime horror film that weaves together rock n roll delinquency, death and betrayal, Lords of Chaos is by turns shocking, funny and tragic. Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund renders the world of black metal with immense detail whilst also coaxing superb performances from his young cast.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • New interview with writer-director Jonas Åkerlund
  • New interviews with actors Sam Coleman, Jason Arnopp and Arion Csihar
  • On-stage introduction to the film by Thurston Moore
  • Outtakes
  • Image galleries
  • Original trailer & teasers
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Metal Hammer's Jonathan Selzer
  •  

     

    Shopping: Pets...

    1973 USA drama by Raphael Nussbaum set for UK Blu-ray release on 24th June 2019 with previous BBFC cuts just waived


    Link Here 2nd May 2019
    Pets (aka Submission) is a 1973 USA drama by Raphael Nussbaum.
    Starring Ed Bishop, Joan Blackman and Candice Rialson. BBFC link IMDb
    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex after previous BBFC cuts were waived (101:37s)

    Promotional Material

    Teenage Runaway Bonnie (Candice Rialson) has escaped the clutches of her controlling brother, only to become immediately embroiled in a twisted web of sexual manipulation. Initially convinced to aid in a carjacking, Bonnie is then taken in by a lecherous lesbian artist who hopes to groom her into a sapphic lover, only to have her plans thwarted by the perverse advances of a local gallery owner whose bizarre proclivities include the keeping of an unusual assortment of 'pets.'

    A truly unparalleled exploitation film viewing experience, Raphael Nussbaum's PETS veers between moments of overwrought melodrama and jarring bouts of unhinged sleaze. Co-starring Ed Bishop (TV's UFO), Joan Blackman (BLUE HAWAII), and Mike Cartel (RUNAWAY NIGHTMARE), and adapted from Nussbaum's own stage play, 88 Films presents this drive-in classic newly restored from rare 35mm elements and on Blu-ray for the very first time.

    SPECIAL FEATURES

    • Limited Edition O-Card slipcase [First Print Run Only]
    • Newly scanned and restored in 2k from multiple 35mm vault elements
    • Optional English SDH subtitles
    • "Brotherly Love" -- an interview with Mike Cartel, actor and production assistant
    • Alternate "One Night Stand" title sequence
    • Archival still gallery
    • Trailer
    • Reversible cover

     

     

    Shopping: Police Story/Police Story 2...

    Double bill by Jackie Chan just released on US Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here 2nd May 2019
    Police Story/Police Story 2 The Criterion Collection is a double bill by Jackie Chan.
    Starring Jackie Chan and Maggie Cheung.
    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:
    • 2019 Criterion Collection [Police Story/Police Story 2] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 30th April 2019
    • 2019 Criterion Collection [Police Story/Police Story 2] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 30th April 2019
    Police Story is a 1985 Hong Kong crime action comedy thriller by Jackie Chan.
    With Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung and Brigitte Lin. YouTube icon IMDb
    No BBFC or MPAA cuts but the film exists in several versions.
    Police Story 2 is a 1988 Hong Kong police comedy by Jackie Chan.
    With Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung and Kwok-Hung Lam. YouTube icon IMDb
    No BBFC or MPAA cuts but the film exists in several versions.

     

     

    Shopping: Lust For A Vampire...

    1971 UK Hammer horror by Jimmy Sangster, once cut by the BBFC, set for US Blu-ray release on 30th July 2019


    Link Here 1st May 2019
    Lust for a Vampire is a 1971 UK drama horror by Jimmy Sangster.
    With Ralph Bates, Barbara Jefford and Suzanna Leigh. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    The UK cinema release had a sex scene cut by the BBFC. Home video releases are uncut.

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Summary Notes

    In 1830, forty years to the day since the last manifestation of their dreaded vampirism, the Karnstein heirs use the blood of an innocent to bring forth the evil that is the beautiful Mircalla - or as she was in 1710, Carmilla. The nearby Finishing School offers rich pickings not only in in the blood of nubile young ladies but also with the headmaster who is desperate to become Mircalla's disciple, and the equally besotted and even more foolish author Richard Lestrange.

     

     

    Shopping: Escape From Women's Prison...

    1978 Italy action crime drama by Giovanni Brusadori, cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here 1st May 2019
    Escape From Women's Prison is a 1978 Italy action crime drama by Giovanni Brusadori (as Conrad Brueghel).
    Starring Lilli Carati, Marina Daunia and Ada Pometti. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for all UK releases with further shortening for 1986 VHS release Cut in the US too.

    Hopefully the Italian Version is uncut

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Sexual Freedom

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Severin Films [US Version + Italian Version] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 30th April 2019
    • 2019 Severin Films [US Version + Italian Version] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 30th April 2019

    Promotional Material

    For the first time ever in HD, plus the extended Italian Version!

    From legendary exploitation producer Dick Randall - whose credits include classics like THE WILD, WILD WORLD OF JAYNE MANSFIELD, THE CLONES OF BRUCE LEE and PIECES - comes one of the most strangely depraved EuroSleaze sagas of the '70s.

    When four hardened female convicts escape and take a women's tennis team hostage, they'll force the girls into a nightmare of lesbianism, Marxism and murder. Supermodel-turned-porn-queen Lilli Carati (Joe D'Amato's THE ALCOVE) and Zora Kerova (ANTHROPOPHAGUS, CANNIBAL FEROX) star in this politically charged filth-fest - also known as JAILBIRDS and WOMEN AGAINST WOMEN: A STORY OF SEX AND VIOLENCE - from writer/director 'Conrad Brueghel' (aka Italian actor Giovanni Brusadori of EMANUELLE, QUEEN OF THE DESERT), now featuring a new 4k scan of a dupe negative seized from notorious NYC distributor 21st Century Film Corp.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    Le Evase - Italian cut (Italian audio with English subtitles).
    Freedom, Sex & Violence - Interview with Director Giovanni Brusadori.
    Trailer.

     

     

    Shopping: Alien...

    1979 US Sci-Fi by Ridley Scott just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here 28th April 2019
    Alien is a 1979 US Sci-Fi by Ridley Scott.
    With Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt and John Hurt. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Never cut. The Theatrical Version was originally rated 18 by the BBFC but was reduced to 15 in 2019. The tighter Director's Cut was rated 15 in 2003 and the Theatrical version was rated 15 in 2019.

    Thanks to Ben who also notes that a commentary track originally rated 18 in 2003 has now also been reduced to 15.

    UK: The Director's Cut and Theatrical Version were passed 15 uncut for strong horror, violence, language:
    • 2019 20th Century Fox [Theatrical + Director's Cut] R0 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 22nd April 2019
    • 2019 20th Century Fox [Theatrical + Director's Cut] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 22nd April 2019
    • 2019 20th Century Fox R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 22nd April 2019

    Promotional Material

    When the crew of the space-tug nostromo responds to a distress signal from a barren planet, they discover a deadly life form that breeds within human hosts. Now the crew must fight to stay alive and prevent the creature from reaching earth. Directed by Ridley Scott and starring Sigourney Weaver in her breakout performance, this legendary first film in the Alien saga will leave you breathless.

     

     

    Batman Returns...

    Batman Returns reduced from 15 uncut to 12A uncut for 2019 cinema release


    Link Here 27th April 2019
    Batman Returns is a 1992 USA / UK action crime fantasy by Tim Burton.
    Starring Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito and Michelle Pfeiffer. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for a 12 rated cinema release in 1992 and the follow up VHS. Less cut for 12 rated DVD in 2006. Then uncut for 15 rated Blu-ray in 2008 and finally rated 12A uncut for 2019 cinema release. Always uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.

    Tick Small 12A Small UK: Passed 12A uncut for moderate violence, injury detail, sex references, threat, sexual threat ( 126:18s ) :
    • 2019 cinema release

    Summary Notes

    In the sewers of gotham city to the rooftops of the gotham city the penguin wants to know where he came from well in his villain ways catwoman plans to kill rich man of gotham max shreak but as he battles with millionaire Bruce Wayne both ladies men have their own secrets Bruce Wayne is back as Bat man trying to stop the penguin Max is helping penguin steal gotham city while selina Kyle/catwoman tries to help penguin not knowing her man murder target also her murder is helping him but all four men have their goals taking gotham from crime winning gotham city assassination for two men and more money to be gotham citys number one rich man.

     

     

     

    Shopping: Howard the Duck...

    1986 USA action comedy romance by Willard Huyck, once cut for a PG, just released on UK Blu-ray/DVD Combo


    Link Here 27th April 2019
    Howard the Duck is a 1986 USA action comedy romance by Willard Huyck.
    Starring Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones and Tim Robbins. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
    BBFC category cuts were required for a PG rated 1986 cinema release and 1987 VHS. Further category cuts were required for a PG rated DVD in 2008, however an uncut version was also released on 2008 DVD with a 12 rating. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.
    UK: Passed 12 uncut for bleeped strong language, moderate sex references and horror for:
    • 2019 101 Films (RB) Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 22nd April 2019

    Promotional Material

    101 Films presents Howard the Duck (1986), title 008 on our Black Label and a UK Blu-ray debut. Extras include a new 20-minute featurette in which the BFI's Vic Pratt discusses Howard's comic book origins and the character's journey to the big screen, plus two brand new commentaries.

    From executive producer George Lucas and the pages of Marvel Comics comes a comedy adventure spectacular about a fast-talking, cigar-chomping, beer-loving duck from a parallel universe who crashes to Earth and somehow winds up in Cleveland. As Howard attempts to return to his own planet, he falls in love with rock singer Beverly Switzler (Lea Thompson, Back to the Future) and must battle an evil invader known as the Dark Overlord.

    This wacky, elaborately produced spoof of life, love, comic books and horror movies is a misunderstood cult classic, ripe for rediscovery.

    Brand New Extras

    • Howard: A New Cult Hero: Vic Pratt on Howard the Duck
    • Commentary with Wil Jones and Robert J.E. Simpson
    • Commentary with Charlie Brigden and Dan Whitehead
    • Limited edition booklet: includes 'How The Duck Who Couldn't Swim Survived a Sinking Ship' by Lister Appleton and 'The Madness of King George' by Charlie Brigden

    Additional Extras

    • A Look Back at Howard the Duck
    • Releasing the Duck News Featurette
    • The Stunts of Howard the Duck
    • The Special Effects of Howard the Duck
    • The Music of Howard the Duck
    • Teasers

     

     

    Carry On England...

    Old cuts and old jokes re-examined


    Link Here 26th April 2019

    Carry on England is a 1976 UK war comedy by Gerald Thomas.
    Starring Kenneth Connor, Windsor Davies and Judy Geeson. BBFC link IMDb

    Originally screened uncut with an 'AA' rating in 1976. After bombing at the box office the film was withdrawn and rapidly replaced with a cut 'A' rated version. This cut version was released on VHS and was used for TV broadcast. The original uncut version was later passed PG for DVD release and tagged as the Director's Cut.

    Summary Notes

    Captain S. Melly takes over as the new Commanding Officer at an experimental mixed sex air defence base. It's 1940 and England is under heavy bombardment, but the crew seem more interested in each other than the enemy planes above. Captain Melly plans to put a stop to all this, and becomes the target of a campaign to abandon his separatist ideals...

    Director's Cut

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    run: 88:41s
    pal: 85:08s
    PG

      AA certificate

    UK: The Director's Cut was passed PG uncut:
    • 2003 Carlton Visual Entertainment Special Edition [Director's Cut + Cut Version] R2 DVD at UK Amazon
    • 2001 Video Collection International/Cinema Club  [Director's Cut] R2 DVD

    Thanks to Braintree

    When Carlton released England on DVD  it was something of a treat to actually get a choice to watch either version. Shame it had to be one of the worst of the series.

    This was one of the Rank films and it it was interesting to note that the uncut version was retained in the vaults. Perhaps the uncut versions of the other Rank films are somewhere hidden away in those vaults.

    UK: Passed AA (14) uncut:
    • 1976 cinema release

    Thanks to Braintree

    Originally released 'AA' (14) uncut. It lasted about a week in the cinema where it bombed. It was hastily withdrawn and cut for an 'A rating'. The BBFC database record for the original AA version seems to have been replaced by the subsequent  cut 'A' rated release

    Cut Version

    BBFC cut
    category cuts
    cut:
    run: 87:44s
    pal: 84:13s
    PG UK: The cut cinema version was passed PG :
    • 1987 Futurevision VHS
    BBFC cut
    category cuts
    cut:
    run: 86:24s
    pal: 82:57s
    sub: 87:05s
    A UK: Passed A (PG) after BBFC category cuts:
    • 1976 cinema release

    The BBFC cuts were:

    Thanks to Vincenzo

    • Reel 6 - Replace joke about Heinkels and Bristols with cover material which omits the utterance of 'Fokker'.
    • Reel 6 - Replace shots of bare-breasted women with flash shots of bare breasts to establishment only. [the topless nudity was in the Trousers and nothing else scene],

    Two versions of the warplane recognition scene exist.

    • The original AA rated Director's cut included a  Patrick Mower line: No, but I know a Fokker when I see one.
    • The cut version used the replacement line: Well, Bristols usually come in pairs

    The Bristols version was the one used for BBC TV broadcast.

     

     

    Shopping: Paradise Alley...

    1978 USA drama by Sylvester Stallone, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 26th April 2019
    Paradise Alley is a 1978 USA drama by Sylvester Stallone.
    Starring Sylvester Stallone, Lee Canalito and Armand Assante. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1978. Home videos were 15 rated and suffered cuts for animal cruelty. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US. There is an extended version that has been released in Germany.

    This release is the PG rated US theatrical version,

    US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:

    Promotional Material

    Sylvester Stallone's "creation of a floridly fantasticated netherworld of low-life high-rollers ... is irresistible.", Time Out
    Cosmo Carboni (Stallone) and his two brothers could take anything that Hell's Kitchen had to dish out but they had a dream of getting out and making it big. The exit signs point to Paradise Alley, a sleazy private club where raucous wrestling matches with big purses are the order of the day. When younger brother Victor (Lee Canalito) steps into the ring, it appears their shared dream might finally become a reality ... but tensions between Cosmo, Victor, and brother Lenny (Armand Assante, I, The Jury) might rip the family apart first.
    Marking the directorial debut of Stallone, co-starring Anne Archer, Joe Spinell, and Tom Waits, and featuring appearances by a roster of legendary professional wrestlers (including Terry Funk, Ted DiBiase, and Ray Stevens), Paradise Alley is "an upbeat, funny, nostalgic film populated by colorful characters", (Variety)!

     

     

    Shopping: I Spit On Your Grave: Deja Vu...

    2019 USA horror thriller by Meir Zarchi, belated sequel to the original video nasty, just released on US Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here 25th April 2019
    I Spit On Your Grave: Deja Vu is a 2019 USA horror thriller by Meir Zarchi.
    Starring Camille Keaton, Jamie Bernadette and Maria Olsen. IMDb
    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    Summary Notes

    Jennifer Hills is back. Forty years after 1978's I Spit On Your Grave shocked the world with its story of a beautiful career woman assaulted and left for dead, and her notorious revenge on those responsible, cinema's most lethal lady vengeance returns in the most anticipated sequel of all time. Reuniting star Camille Keaton and original director Meir Zarchi, I Spit On Your Grave: Déjà vu sends now successful writer Jennifer Hills hurtling back to where it all began - to face the wrath of the families of those she murdered. Kidnapped along with her daughter scream queen star Jamie Bernadette, it's a tense game of hunt - or be hunted - against a lethal gang of degenerates overseen by a violently unhinged matriarch Maria Olsen. Meir Zarchi delivers the next explosive saga in the most controversial tale of an eye-for-an-eye ever committed to celluloid. Some grudges refuse to be buried- David Maquire.

     

     

    Shopping: Lonely are the Brave...

    1962 USA western drama by David Miller, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK DVD


    Link Here 25th April 2019
    Lonely are the Brave is a 1962 USA western drama by David Miller.
    Starring Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands and Walter Matthau. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1962. Uncut and PG rated for home video.
    UK: Passed PG for mild violence:
    • 2019 Final Cut Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 22nd April 2019

    Promotional Material

    1960s Western starring Kirk Douglas as an outlaw on the run. Jack Burns (Douglas) is a man who very much lives by his own rules. His code of loyalty is so strong that he purposefully lands himself in jail in order to help his friend Bondi (Gena Rowlands) escape. To his surprise Bondi doesn't want to leave the prison so Jack breaks out on his own and takes to the road. He is pursued relentlessly by Sheriff Morey Johnson (Walter Matthau), who though he sympathises with Jack's desire to live on his own terms, believes in the modern code that no man is above the law...

     

     

    Brightburn...

    The latest UK cinema release suffering BBFC advised category cuts for a 15 rating


    Link Here 24th April 2019
    Brightburn is a 2019 USA Sci-Fi horror thriller by David Yarovesky.
    Starring Elizabeth Banks, David Denman and Matt Jones. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 for strong gory injury detail, violence, language after BBFC advised pre-cuts ( 90:12s ) :
    • 2019 cinema release
    The BBFC commented:
    • This film was originally seen for advice at which stage the company was informed it was likely to be classified 18 uncut but that their preferred 15 classification could be achieved by making reductions to two scenes featuring both strong gory images and a dwelling on the infliction of pain and injury. When the film was submitted for formal classification these scenes had been acceptably reduced.

    For comparison in the US the film was rated R uncut for horror violence/bloody images, and language.

    Summary Notes

    What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?

     

     

    Shopping: I Spit On Your Grave...

    1978 US video nasty by Meir Zarchi just released on US DVD to coincide with the release of a new sequel


    Link Here 24th April 2019
    I Spit On Your Grave is a 1978 USA horror thriller by Meir Zarchi.
    Starring Camille Keaton, Eron Tabor and Richard Pace. IMDb
    Perhaps one of the most famous of the video nasties probably because it is one of the better films on the list. It shows brutal and protracted scenes of the violation and humiliation of Camille Keaton. Armed with resolve and intelligence Keaton avenges herself by chopping up, hanging, drowning and castrating her tormentors.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    Summary Notes

    The film follows Jennifer, a writer who is working on a new novel and needs to get out of the city to finish it. She rents a riverside cabin in upstate New York to work on her novel, attracting the attention of a number of rowdy male locals. They catch Jennifer one day and strip her naked for the village idiot (Matthew) and rape her. Jennifer is later attacked and raped a further two times by the four degenerates, and her novel is also destroyed. But Jennifer recovers, and in her now-twisted, psychotic state, she begins to seek revenge on the men.

     

     

    Shopping: Hard Ticket to Hawaii...

    1987 USA action thriller by Andy Sidaris, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 23rd April 2019
    Hard Ticket to Hawaii is a 1987 USA action thriller by Andy Sidaris.
    Starring Ronn Moss, Dona Speir and Hope Marie Carlton. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1987 VHS. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 Mill Creek Entertainment RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 16th April 2019
    • 2019 Mill Creek Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    A Hawaiian drug kingpin plans to flood the islands with narcotics all financed by illegal diamond shipments to his private retreat. When his henchmen kill two DEA agents who were trying to stop the drug lord, the Agency sends in two of its best agents to break up the drug ring and take out the leader.

    All new 4K film transfer and HD restoration!
    First time available in HD Widescreen!
    Fully loaded with special features including Behind-the-Scenes featurettes and intro with director Andy Sidaris

     

     

    Shopping: Grave Of The Vampire...

    1972 USA horror by John Hayes, cut in the US and UK, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 22nd April 2019
    Grave Of The Vampire is a 1972 USA horror by John Hayes.
    Starring William Smith, Michael Pataki and Lyn Peters. IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1973 and 18 rated VHS in 1993. Cut in the US for a PG rating.
    US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:

    Promotional Material

    The vampire Caleb Croft has awakened from his unholy slumber with an insatiable lust for blood and the pleasures of the flesh. A brutal attack on a pair of lovers allows for his desire to be temporarily fulfilled ... but his unspeakable acts leave the woman pregnant with his child. Ignoring all advice, she gives birth to the progeny of their unwanted union: James who will only drink blood from his mother's breast. As James matures, he learns of his father's true nature, and sets out to destroy him.

     

     

    Shopping: Black Gunn and The Take...

    1974 UK action crime drama by Robert Hartford-Davis, both once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 21st April 2019
    The Take is a 1974 UK action crime drama by Robert Hartford-Davis.
    Starring Billy Dee Williams, Eddie Albert and Frankie Avalon. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for its X rated cinema release in 1974. Uncut and 15 rated for 1990 VHS. Uncut and PG rated in the US.
    Black Gunn is a 1972 UK / USA action crime thriller by Robert Hartford-Davis.
    Starring Jim Brown, Martin Landau and Brenda Sykes. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1973 cinema release. Uncut and 18 rated on home video. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2019 Mill Creek Entertainment RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 16th April 2019

    Promotional Material

    A knock-down, drag-out, take-no-prisoners double feature - starring Billy Dee Williams and the notorious Jim Brown.

    THE TAKE - Meet the brother with a badge on the take who takes on the mob and wins both ways.

    BLACK GUNN - When the man comes up with mob violence, it's time to Gunn him down.

     

     

    Shopping: Black Moon Rising...

    1986 USA action thriller by Harley Cokeliss, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 20th April 2019
    Black Moon Rising is a 1986 USA action thriller by Harley Cokeliss (as Harley Cokliss).
    Starring Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Hamilton and Robert Vaughn. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for the 18 rated cinema release and VHS. Uncut on 15 rated DVD
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for infrequent strong violence and language:
    • 2019 Arrow Video Special Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 15th April 2019

    Promotional Material

    Buckle up for ride in the Black Moon, a sleek, high-tech supercar, powered by hydrogen and capable of speeds of over 300mph!

    Tommy Lee Jones (Rolling Thunder, Under Siege) stars as Sam Quint, a master thief working for the government who hides a computer disc loaded with evidence of corporate crime in a prototype supercar, the Black Moon. When a gang of thieves steal the car, Quint seduces their leader, Nina (Linda Hamilton, Terminator), to get to the disc. But in order to reclaim his property, Quint and Nina must break into an impenetrable skyscraper and take down Ed Ryland (Robert Vaughn, The Delta Force), the head of a dangerous stolen car syndicate...

    A fast-moving, hydrogen-fueled action thriller written by John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing), Black Moon Rising has earned admiration from cult movie audiences for its thrilling chase sequences, pounding synth score, and slick direction courtesy of Harley Cokeliss (Battle Truck, The Glitterball).

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original 35mm interpositive
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Uncompressed PCM 2.0 stereo audio and alternative 5.1 DTS-HD MA soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • New audio commentary by Lee Gambin, author of Show Me: The Making of Christine
  • Black Moon Ascending, a new interview with director Harley Cokeliss
  • Thief in The Night: Producing Black Moon Rising, a new interview with producer Douglas Curtis
  • Sound of Speed: Composing Black Moon Rising, a new interview with composer Lalo Schifrin and film music historian Daniel Schweiger
  • Carpenter s Craft, a new video essay on co-writer John Carpenter s screenwriting career by author and critic Troy Howarth
  • Making Black Moon Rising, an archival documentary featuring behind the scenes footage and cast and crew interviews
  • Alternative Hong Kong version scenes, a presentation of selected scenes from the Hong Kong theatrical version with a different score and sound effects
  • Theatrical trailer and radio spots
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Haunt Love
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Kieran Fisher
  •  

     

    Shopping: The Karate Kid...

    1984 USA family action drama by John G Avildsen, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 19th April 2019
    The Karate Kid is a 1984 USA family action drama by John G Avildsen.
    Starring Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita and Elisabeth Shue. BBFC link IMDb
    BBFC category cuts were required for a PG rated cinema release in 1984. It was later rated 15 uncut for VHS and 12 uncut for DVD. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
    • 2019 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 16th April 2019

    Promotional Material

    From Academy Award®-winning director (1976, Rocky) John G. Avildsen comes the highly entertaining, coming- of-age classic that will leave you cheering! Starring Ralph Macchio and Noriyuki "Pat " Morita in his Academy Award®-nominated performance (Best Supporting Actor, 1984) as Mr. Miyagi. There is more to karate than fighting. This is the lesson that Daniel (Macchio), a San Fernando Valley teenager, is about to learn from a most unexpected teacher: Mr.Miyagi (Morita), an elderly handyman who also happens to be a master of the martial arts. So when he rescues Daniel from the Cobra Kai, a vicious gang of karate school bullies, Miyagi instills in his young friend the importance of honor and confidence as well as skills in self-defense, vital lessons that will be called into play when a hopelessly outclassed Daniel faces Johnny, the sadistic leader of the Cobra Kai, in a no-holds-barred karate tournament for the championship of the Valley. UHD Release Celebrate the 35th anniversary of th

     

     

    Shopping: Keoma...

    1976 Italy western drama by Enzo G Castellari, cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 18th April 2019
    Keoma is a 1976 Italy western drama by Enzo G Castellari.
    Starring Franco Nero, William Berger and Olga Karlatos. IMDb
    Uncut and X rated for 1976 cinema release but later cut for a horse fall on 15 and 12 rated home video. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Promotional Material

    A strikingly original spaghetti western with a unique elegiac tone, Keoma truly is a one-of-a-kind classic of its genre...

    The legendary Franco Nero (Django, The Fifth Cord) stars in the titular role as a half-breed gunfighter who returns from the killing fields of the civil war to find his hometown riddled with the plague, its inhabitants terrorized (with the help of Keoma's own estranged half-brothers) by tyrannical gang leader Caldwell (Donald O'Brien, Zombie Holocaust). Keoma's father (Willian Berger, Sartana in the Valley of Death) welcomes his prodigal son s return, but when Keoma saves a vulnerable pregnant woman (Olga Karlatos, Zombie Flesh Eaters) from Caldwell's thugs, the stage is set for a violent confrontation. With the help of his father and his friend, the freed slave George (Woody Strode, Spartacus), Keoma prepares to take a savage revenge on Caldwell and his gang.

    Directed with immense flair and virtuosity by veteran Enzo G. Castellari (who channels Sam Peckinpah and Sergio Leone in equal measure), Keoma is an epic film of Shakespearean and biblical proportions, which boasts compelling performances and thrilling violent action. Truly epic in scope, Keoma is considered by many to be one of the greatest spaghetti westerns. The film is presented here in a stunning new restoration with a wealth of informative and entertaining new extras.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • New 2K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Uncompressed mono 1.0 LPCM audio
  • Original English and Italian soundtracks, titles and credits
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • New audio commentary by spaghetti western experts C. Courtney Joyner and Henry C. Parke
  • The Ballad of Keoma, a new interview with the legendary star Franco Nero
  • Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust, a new interview with director Enzo G. Castellari
  • Writing Keoma, a new interview with actor and writer Luigi Montefiori AKA George Eastman
  • Parallel Actions, a new interview with editor Gianfranco Amicucci
  • The Flying Thug, a new interview with actor Massimo Vanni
  • Play as an Actor, a new interview with actor Volfango Soldati
  • Keoma and the Twilight of the Spaghetti Western, a newly filmed video appreciation by the academic Austin Fisher
  • An Introduction to Keoma by Alex Cox, an archival featurette with the acclaimed director
  • Original Italian and international theatrical trailers
  • Gallery of original promotional images from the Mike Siegel Archive
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips
  • Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Simon Abrams and Howard Hughes
  •  

     

    Shopping: The Last Temptation of Christ...

    1988 USA / Canada drama by Martin Scorsese, once controversial, just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 17th April 2019
    The Last Temptation of Christ is a 1988 USA / Canada drama by Martin Scorsese.
    Starring Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel and Barbara Hershey. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
    Moralist campaigners claimed that the cinema release should have been banned on grounds of blasphemy. The BBFC consulted clerics who did not consider the film blasphemous so passed it 18 uncut for 1988 cinema release and 1999 VHS. Some local authorities banned the cinema release despite BBFC's findings. The film has been rated 15 uncut for home video since 2001. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, gore, sex, nudity:
    • 2019 Sony/Criterion RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 15th April 2019

    Promotional Material

    Based on Nikos Kazantzakis' novel about Christ's last days on Earth --,The carpenter Jesus of Nazareth, tormented by the temptations of demons, the guilt of making crosses for the Romans, pity for men and the world, and the constant call of God, sets out to find what God wills for him. But as his mission nears fulfilment, he must face the greatest temptation : the normal life of a good man.

    The Last Temptation of Christ, by Martin Scorsese is a towering achievement. Though it initially engendered enormous controversy, the film can now be viewed as the remarkable, profoundly personal work of faith that it is. This fifteen-year labour of love, an adaptation of Nikos Kazantzakis's landmark novel that imagines an alternate fate for Jesus Christ, features outstanding performances by Willem Dafoe, Barbara Hershey, Harvey Keitel, Harry Dean Stanton and David Bowie; bold cinematography by the great Michael Ballhaus; and a transcendent score by Peter Gabriel.

    DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

    • Restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by cinematographer Michael Ballhaus and editor Thelma Schoonmaker, with a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack by supervising sound editor Skip Lievsay
    • Audio commentary featuring director Martin Scorsese, actor Willem Dafoe, and writers Paul Schrader and Jay Cocks
    • Galleries of production stills, research materials, and costume designs
    • Location production footage shot by Scorsese
    • Interview with composer Peter Gabriel, with a stills gallery of traditional instruments used in the score
    • PLUS: An essay by film critic David Ehrenstein.

     

     

    Shopping: Emmanuelle 2...

    1975 France romance by Francis Giacobetti, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 16th April 2019
    Emmanuelle 2 is a 1975 France romance by Francis Giacobetti.
    Starring Sylvia Kristel, Umberto Orsini and Frédéric Lagache. IMDb
    Cut for X rated cinema release in 1982. Less cut for 18 rated VHS and uncut on 18 rated DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 9th April 2019

    Promotional Material

    Her name evokes visions of lush sensual discovery and the extremes of forbidden ecstasy! The incomparably beautiful Sylvia Kristel (Private Lessons) is back as Emmanuelle, in this equally successful and erotic sequel to the 1974 smash hit. She returns to her husband Jean (Umberto Orsini, Violent City) in Hong Kong and proceeds to have several extramarital affairs with the likes of her lover Christopher (Frédéric Lagache) and a trio of bathhouse masseuses (including Laura Gemser, Black Emanuelle). All the while, she introduces the young Anna-Maria (Catherine Rivet) to the pleasures and subtleties of carnal love. Music by Francis Lai (Rider on the Rain).

    Special Features:
    -THE JOYS OF EMMANUELLE PART 2
    -6 Radio Spot
    -U.S. and International Trailers
    -Teaser
    -Trailers for Emmanuelle and Goodbye Emmanuelle

     

     

    Shopping: Emmanuelle...

    1974 France drama by Just Jaeckin, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 15th April 2019
    Emmanuelle is a 1974 France drama by Just Jaeckin.
    Starring Sylvia Kristel, Alain Cuny and Marika Green. IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC until 18 rated DVD in 2007. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    See the extensive censorship history at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Emmanuelle

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 9th April 2019

    Promotional Material

    Her name evokes visions of lush sensual discovery and the extremes of forbidden ecstasy! She is Emmanuelle, and this classic and its two sequels changed the look and feel of erotic cinema forever. Upon arriving in Bangkok to join her diplomat husband, Emmanuelle (Sylvia Kristel, The Nude Bomb) meets Bee and Mario and embarks on a voyage of sexual discovery. As she pursues the stunning Bee (Marika Green, Pickpocket), Mario (Alain Cuny, La Dolce Vita) initiates her into sexual refinements that make her an expert in the art of love. The Emmanuelle trilogy spawned dozens of copycat erotic films for years to come, but none of them equaled the success and acclaim of the original three starring Kristel.

    Special Features:
    -TALKING ABOUT EMMANUELLE - Interview with director Just Jaeckin and producer Yves Rousset-Rouard
    THE JOYS OF EMMANUELLE - with star Sylvia Kristel, director Just Jaeckin and producer Yves Rousset-Rouard
    Trailers for Emmanuelle, Emmanuelle 2 and Goodbye Emmanuelle

     

     

    Shopping: Cold Sweat...

    1970 France / Italy / Belgium action crime thriller by Terence Young, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 14th April 2019
    Cold Sweat is a 1970 France / Italy / Belgium action crime thriller by Terence Young.
    Starring Charles Bronson, James Mason and Liv Ullmann. BBFC link IMDb
    BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1971. Later it was passed 'AA' uncut for 1973 cinema release. The film was passed 15 uncut on home video. The film is MPAA PG rated and uncut in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
    • 2019 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 9th April 2019
    • 2019 KL Studio Classics Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Screen legend Charles Bronson (Rider on the Rain, Mr. Majestyk, Breakheart Pass) is Joe Martin, a quiet American living the quiet life in the South of France renting boats to tourists. He's happily married to Fabienne (Liv Ullmann, Persona) and has a twelve-year-old daughter named Michèle (Yannick de Lulle). But this quiet man has a past... Ten years before, Joe (then Moran) escaped prison with four other convicts, Captain Ross (James Mason, The Man Between), Whitey (Michel Constantin, Violent City), Fausto (Luigi Pistilli, For a Few Dollars More) and Katanga (Jean Topart, Trap for the Assassin). After witnessing the sadistic ex-mercenary Katanga brutally kill a cop, Joe abandoned his accomplices and left with their getaway car. One night, his peaceful life comes to an end, when the four men re-appear and kidnap his wife and daughter asking the seasoned ex-military Joe to get involved in a shady smuggling operation to save his family's life. Beautifully shot by Jean Rabier (Les Biches, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) and wonderfully directed by James Bond veteran Terence Young (Thunderball, The Rover). Based on the novel Ride the Nightmare by Richard Matheson (I Am Legend) and co-starring Jill Ireland (Assassination).

    Special Features:
    -NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger, Steve Mitchell and Nathaniel Thompson
    -Theatrical Trailer
    -Car Chase Promo Trailer

     

     

    Shopping: The Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires...

    1974 UK / Hong Kong action horror by Roy Ward Baker and Cheh Chang (uncredited) just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 13th April 2019
    The Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires is a 1974 UK / Hong Kong action horror by Roy Ward Baker and Cheh Chang (uncredited).
    Starring Peter Cushing, David Chiang and Julie Ege. IMDb
    Cuts required by the BBFC for cinema release and VHS but not implemented in the cinema version. Cuts waived for UK DVD. There is a shortened US R rated version, but the uncut UK version has also been released and is MPAA Unrated.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Shout! Factory [Uncut + US Versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 9th April 2019

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    Black Belt vs. Black Magic

    Professor Van Helsing (Peter Cushing) and Count Dracula (John Forbes-Robinson) meet again in this spectacular kung fu horror thriller set in the village of Ping Kuei. After learning about the seven golden vampires of the village, Hsi Ching (David Chiang), Vanessa Buren (Julie Ege) and Mai Kwei (Szu Shih) offer to guide Van Helsing and his son to Ping Kuei to free it from the curse of Count Dracula.

    Throughout their journey, the group encounters several unwanted attackers until they arrive at the golden vampires' derelict temple, inhabited by Count Dracula. In the temple, Van Helsing and the count begin a fearsome battle to the death 203 an ultimate clash between good and evil!

    Presented here for the first time in high definition is Hammer's original uncut version. It was released in the US in an edited version called The 7 Brothers Meet Dracula, which is also included here in high definition as a bonus feature.

    Special Features and Technical Specs:
    • BRAND NEW 2K REMASTER OF THE FILM
    • NEW Audio Commentary with author/film historian Bruce G. Hallenbeck
    • NEW When Hammer Met Shaw -- an interview with actor David Chiang
    • NEW Kung Fear -- an interview with Hong Kong Film Expert Rick Baker
    • Alternate U.S. Theatrical version -- The 7 Brothers Meet Dracula (in HD with some standard definition inserts)
    • Theatrical Trailers
    • TV Spot
    • Still Gallery
    • Optional English subtitles for the main feature

     

     

    Shopping: Rider on the Rain...

    1970 France / Italy crime mystery thriller by René Clément, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 12th April 2019
    Rider on the Rain (aka La passager de la pluie) is a 1970 France / Italy crime mystery thriller by René Clément.
    Starring Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland and Marlène Jobert. BBFC link IMDb
    BBFC category cuts were required for an 'AA' rated cinema release in 1970. Home video releases in French and English language versions have all been 18 uncut. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.

    This release contains both the French and English versions. Note that the difference in runtimes is down to quicker delivery of the lines in the English version.

    US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:
    • 2019 KL Studio Classics [French + English versions] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 9th April 2019

    Promotional Material

    From René Clément, the legendary director of Forbidden Games, Purple Noon, The Deadly Trap and And Hope to Die comes this stylish thriller starring screen legend Charles Bronson (Chino, Cold Sweat, Mr. Majestyk). When a beautiful young woman (Marlène Jobert, We Won't Grow Old Together) in the South of France is stalked and then assaulted by a mysterious masked assailant, she kills the man in self-defense, and in a moment of misjudgment, she dumps his corpse over a cliff into the sea instead of calling the police. Trying to return to her life before the attack, her world is turned upside down when an American investigator (Bronson) shows up and, to her horror, seems to know everything about what she has done. Rider on the Rain showcases fine performances both from Bronson, whose mix of sympathy and aggression perfectly defines his character, and Jobert, who gains audience empathy with her touch of sexuality mixed with an innate, almost childlike innocence. Featuring a haunting and beautiful score by Francis Lai (Love Story) with wonderful supporting performances by Gabriele Tinti (Cannon for Cordoba) and Jill Ireland (Breakheart Pass). This special edition includes both the 114-minute U.S. cut and the 118-minute French cut.

    Special Features:
    -NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger, Steve Mitchell and Nathaniel Thompson
    -Theatrical Trailers
    -Radio Spot

     

     

    Shopping: Aquaman...

    2018 Australia / USA action Sci-Fi fantasy by James Wan just released on UK Blu-ray with cuts for a 12 rating


    Link Here 11th April 2019
    Aquaman is a 2018 Australia / USA action Sci-Fi fantasy by James Wan.
    Starring Jason Momoa, Amber Heard and Dolph Lundgren. BBFC link IMDb
    BBFC advised category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2018. Presumably the same cuts apply to the 12 rated video release in 2019. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.
    Cut Small 12 Small UK: Passed 12 for moderate violence, scenes of sustained threat after BBFC category cuts( 143:17s ) :
    The BBFC commented:
    • This work was originally seen for advice. The company was advised the film was likely to be classified 15 but that their preferred 12A classification could be achieved by removing bloody detail. When the film was submitted for formal classification the bloody detail had been removed and the film was classified 12A.

    Summary Notes

    Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and be a hero to the world.

    Uncut Version

    US: Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language:
    • 2019 WarnerBrothers RA 4k Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 26th March 2019
    • 2019 WarnerBrothers RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 26th March 2019
    • 2019 WarnerBrothers R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 26th March 2019

     

     

    Shopping: Aquaman...

    2018 Australia / USA action Sci-Fi fantasy by James Wan just released on UK Blu-ray with cuts for a 12 rating


    Link Here 11th April 2019
    Aquaman is a 2018 Australia / USA action Sci-Fi fantasy by James Wan.
    Starring Jason Momoa, Amber Heard and Dolph Lundgren. BBFC link IMDb
    BBFC advised category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2018. Presumably the same cuts apply to the 12 rated video release in 2019. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.
    Cut Small 12 Small UK: Passed 12 for moderate violence, scenes of sustained threat after BBFC category cuts( 143:17s ) :
    The BBFC commented:
    • This work was originally seen for advice. The company was advised the film was likely to be classified 15 but that their preferred 12A classification could be achieved by removing bloody detail. When the film was submitted for formal classification the bloody detail had been removed and the film was classified 12A.

    Summary Notes

    Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and be a hero to the world.

    Uncut Version

    US: Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language:
    • 2019 WarnerBrothers RA 4k Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 26th March 2019
    • 2019 WarnerBrothers RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 26th March 2019
    • 2019 WarnerBrothers R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 26th March 2019

     

     

    Shopping: The Devil Hunter...

    1980 video nasty by Jesús Franco just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 10th April 2019
    The Devil Hunter is a 1980 Spain / France / West Germany horror adventure thriller by Jesús Franco (as Clifford Brown).
    Starring Ursula Buchfellner, Al Cliver and Antonio Mayans. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
    A short version was banned as a video nasty in 1984. The BBFC later passed the complete film 18 uncut on 2008 DVD.
    UK: The Complete Spanish Version was passed 18 uncut for strong nudity, sex and sexual violence:

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    Much-missed by fans of quick-jack cinema, the late Jess Franco had a career in fear that veered between arty outings such as VAMPYRO LESBOS (1971) and the cheap and cheerful projects that includes the official 'video nasty' DEVIL HUNTER (1980). Featuring a leading man turn from the Italian horror legend Al Cliver (ZOMBIE FLESH-EATERS/ THE BEYOND), DEVIL HUNTER is part Indiana Jones, part CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST (1980) and all outrageous insanity as Franco throws-in babes, bare-boobs and blood and native-battles in an attempt to keep audiences glued to the screen. For fans of cheese and sleaze, it does not get any better than DEVIL HUNTER - finally available for Franco enthusiasts and video nasty lovers to reappraise in HD!

     

     

    Shopping: Curse of the Vampires...

    1966 Philippines/USA horror drama by Gerardo de Leon, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 10th April 2019
    Curse of the Vampires is a 1966 Philippines/USA horror drama by Gerardo de Leon.
    With Amalia Fuentes, Romeo Vasquez and Eddie Garcia. BBFC link IMDb
    Passed X after BBFC cuts for 1971 cinema release. The cuts were waived for 15 rated DVD in 2003. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Severin Films (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 9th April 2019

    Promotional Material

    Severin Films Presents the CURSE OF THE VAMPIRES - Geraldo de Leon's 1966 Vampire Classic!

    In this pseudo-sequel to his masterpiece THE BLOOD DRINKERS, director Gerry de Leon (TERROR IS A MAN, BRIDES OF BLOOD) delves even deeper into themes of lust, guilt, faith and redemption within an aristocratic family cursed by vampirism. But this time, he adds rich gothic dollops of torture, incest, carnal depravity and blackface that "oozes sexual menace, brims with potent cultural metaphors and makes for unusually hypnotic viewing" (Senses Of Cinema). Amalia Fuentes (THE BLOOD DRINKERS) and Eddie Garcia (BEAST OF BLOOD) star in this "artfully executed vampire chiller" (Blu-ray.com) - also released as WHISPER TO THE WIND, BLOOD OF THE VAMPIRES and CREATURES OF EVIL - from "The Father of Philippine Horror" (DVD Drive-In) and now scanned in 2k from the only surviving film elements.

    Special Features:

    Cursed Vampire : Interview with Actor Eddie Garcia.
    The Market of Hemisphere : Interview with Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman.
    Audio Commentary with Philippine Genre Documentarian Andrew Leavold.
    Partial Audio Commentary with Sam Sherman.
    Deleted Scenes.
    Trailers.
    BEAST OF BLOOD / CURSE OF THE VAMPIRES radio spot.

     

    A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z   Latest   Notes  

    melonfarmers icon
     

    Top

    Home

    Index

    Links

    Email
     

    UK

    World

    Media

    Info

    US
     

    FilmCuts

    Nutters

    Liberty

    Advertise
     


    Cutting Edge

    Shopping

    Sex News

    Sex+Shopping

    UK Internet
     



    Main Cuts:  A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y  

    Sex  Cuts: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L               S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z   0-9  

    Latest Cuts

    BBFC News

    MPAA News

    BBFC Guidelines

    Website Ratings

    Games Cuts
     

    Daily UK Ratings

    Weekly US Ratings

    Weekly UK Adult Cuts

    BBFC Cuts by Year

    Cutting Edge


    Banned: Cinema

    Banned: Video

    Banned: Recent

    Banned: Self Censored

    Banned: World
     

    Video Nasties News

    Video Nasties List

    Section 3 Seizures List
     


    List: Future Releases

    List: Recent Releases

    List Sex Releases

    List Hardcore 18s
     

    News Future DVD

    News Hard 18s

    List Books

    Recommended by Nutters