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News Tuesday 23rd April...

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Stranger Things
The BBFC decides that other streamers may re-use BBFC ratings determined by the likes of Netflix
Poster Family Star 2024 Parasuram
BBFC Daily
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum, The Jack in the Box Rises
Cuts and Bans
Black Mask
1996 Hong Kong action comedy by Daniel Lee just released on UK Blu-ray

News Monday 22nd April...

Poster Irah 2024 Sam Bhattacharjee
Cuts and Bans
The latest film to be cut for a 12A rated cinema release
Poster Back To Black 2024 Sam Taylorjohnson
BBFC Daily
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
IRaH, Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker
Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker 4K Blu-ray
Video Nasties
Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker
1981 video nasty by William Asher set for UK 4K Blu-ray release on 13th May 2024
The Slave of the Cannibal God Blu-ray
Video Nasties
The Slave of the Cannibal God
1978 Italy video nasty by Sergio Martino just released on UK Blu-ray


Censor Cuts Index

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The British Board of Film Classifications are the state designated censors of all video media sold in the UK.

The BBFC are also the cinema censors, but in this capacity, the ultimate decision rests with local councils. BBFC certificates though are generally accepted by the local authorities.

In recent years the BBFC has done a very good in making their decisions accessible to all.

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BBFC Podcast

Podcast 112 Youth Panel on Halloween scares, October
Podcast 111 Col Needham of IMDb, October
Podcast 110 Dark superhero films, May
Podcast 109 Discriminatory terms
Podcast 108 The movie: Censor
Podcast 107 Suggestions for families
Podcas106 Int. Women's Day
Podcast 105 2020 in Review
Podcast 104 Films for Diwali
Podcast 103 Horror at PG
Podcast 102 Classifying WWII Films
Podcast 101 Trolls 2, The Invisible Man
Podcast 100 Chat with Mark Kermode
Podcast 99 18
Podcast 98 15
Podcast 97 12/12A
Podcast 96 PG
Podcast 95 U
Podcast 94 Rom Coms
Podcast 93 Revision for Medias Studies
Podcast 92 International Women's Day
Podcast 91 New guidelines
Podcast 90 Awards Season
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List: Blasphemy
List: Exorcist Films
List: Friday the 13th Films
List: Halloween Films
List: Hammer Films
List: Hardcore 18s
List: Ilsa Films
List: Jess Franco Films
List: Nightmare on Elm St. Films
List: Saw Films
List: Texas Chainsaw Films
Detailed Cuts: A Serbian Film
Detailed Cuts: The Expendables
List of Cuts:  James Bond Films
Detailed Cuts: Die Another Day
Detailed Cuts: GoldenEye
Detailed Cuts: Licence to Kill
Detailed Cuts: Tomorrow Never Dies

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Cutting Edge Season 6 2023
62: Fawlty Towers

Cutting Edge Season 5 2020
61: Total Recall
60: Mrs. Doubtfire
59: Wolf Creek 2
58: Monster's Ball
57: Willow
56: The  Equalizer 2

Cutting Edge Season 4 2018
55: The Jaws Films
54: Manhunt Special Edition
53: Scarface
52: Romy & Michele's High School Reunion
51: Lawless
50: Rambo III

Cutting Edge Season 3 2017
49: The Exorcist
48: Last House on the Left
47: Ace Ventura 2
46: Enter the Dragon
45: The Angels' Share
44: Spider-Man Films and 12A
43: 2 Fast 2 Furious
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40 Edward Scissorhands August 2018
39 A Bridge Too Far June 2018
38 The Saint March 2018
37 Moonwalker February 2018
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News Sunday 21st April...

Mary Poppins DVD
A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
The BBFC comments on the press response to its ludicrous decision to uprate Mary Poppins
Poster Om Bheem Bush 2024 Sree Harsha Konuganti
BBFC Daily
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
The Last Kumite

News Friday 19th April...

Poster Boonie Bears Time Twist 2024 Lin Yongchang
MPAA Weekly
Weekly US Ratings from the MPA
The Last Breath, Refuge
Poster American in Paris the Musica 2018 Christopher Wheeldon Ross Macgi
BBFC Daily
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Monkey Man, Bodyguard Kiba II
Killer Nun Blu-ray
Video Nasties
Killer Nun
1979 Italy Video Nasty by Giulio Berruti, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray

News Wednesday 17th April...

Poster Ama Gloria 2023 Marie Amachoukelibarsacq
BBFC Daily
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
The First Omen

News Sunday 14th April...

Poster Fancy Dance 2023 Erica Tremblay
MPAA Weekly
Weekly US Ratings from the MPA
Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, Maxxxine
Picnic at Hanging Rock 4K Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Picnic at Hanging Rock
1975 Australia mystery drama by Peter Weir just released on US 4K Blu-ray in the Director's Cut


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Policy at the BBFC: News and updates
BBFC Classification for mobile internet (BBFC page)
The legalisation of R18 hardcore porn (1997-2000)
BBFC reviewed against This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)
Dare Devils at the BBFC by Rob Stone (2006)
Appeal against BBFC cuts to Last House on the Left (2002)
The Professionals: BBFC hassle re lock picking (2002)
Snuff Movies: The Making of an urban legend (1999)
Examiner Richard Falcon:  Censorship of horror in 1995
European Court: 1996 blasphemy ban of Visions of Ecstasy

David Cooke BBFC Director 2004 - 2016
Robin Duval BBFC Director 1999-2004
James Ferman BBFC Director 1974-1999
Quentin Thomas BBFC President 2002-2012
Andreas Whittam Smith BBFC President 1997-2002
John Taylor BBFC Vice President 1998-2008
Rating Games for a Living Interview with Sue Clark (2008)
Jan Chambers Retired BBFC examiner exposť (2002)
Jim Barratt BBFC examiner: post-Ferman changes (1999)
Confessions of a Censor by Ros Hodgkiss, film examiner
Sinful Days in Soho by Maggie Mills,  film examiner
Monster Love Carol Topolski tells of being a film examiner

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