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Film censors, cuts and bans


News Sunday 25th October...

Hammer Films - Ultimate Collection Blu-ray
Hammer Films
Hammer Films - Ultimate Collection
20 film set set for US Blu-ray release on 17th November 2020
Mallrats Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
1995 USA comedy romance by Kevin Smith just released on US Blu-ray with 3 versions

News Saturday 24th October...

The Evil Dead 4K Blu-ray
Video Nasties
The Evil Dead
1981 USA video nasty by Sam Raimi set for UK 4K Blu-ray release on 17th November 2020


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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Comparing European Classifications:

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BBFC Podcast

April 2020 Podcast 101 Trolls 2, The Invisible Man
Jan 2020 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 of Cuts : Hammer Horror
List of Cuts : Friday the 13th Films
List of Cuts : Texas Chainsaw Films
List of Cuts : Halloween Films
List of Cuts : Exorcist Films
List of Cuts : Ilsa Films
List of Cuts : Nightmare on Elm Street Films
List of Cuts : Saw Films
List of Cuts : Blasphemy
Detailed Cuts: A Serbian Film
Detailed Cuts: The Expendables
List : Hardcore 18s
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: Total Recall

Cutting Edge: Mrs. Doubtfire

Cutting Edge Season 5
61: Total Recall 29th February 2020
60: Mrs. Doubtfire 30th November 2019
59: Wolf Creek 2 31st October 2019
58: Monster's Ball 30th September 2019
57: Willow 31st August 2019
56: The  Equalizer 2 31st July 2019

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
Cutting Edge Previous Episodes
Cutting Edge Quick Trims
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 Friday 23rd October...

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BBFC Daily
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Latest classification decisions
I, Monster Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
I, Monster
1971 UK horror by Stephen Weeks just released on UK Blu-ray with 2 versions

News Thursday 22nd October...

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BBFC Daily
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Latest classification decisions
976-EVIL Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
1988 USA comedy horror by Robert Englund, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray

News Wednesday 21st October...

Poster Ammonite 2020 Francis Lee
MPAA Weekly
Weekly US Ratings from the MPA
Latest ratings
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BBFC Daily
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Latest classification decisions

News Wednesday 21st October...

10 to Midnight Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
10 to Midnight
1983 USA crime thriller by J Lee Thompson, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD

News Tuesday 20th October...

Rawhead Rex Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Rawhead Rex
1986 Ireland / UK / USA horror mystery fantasy by George Pavlou just released on US Blu-ray

News Monday 19th October...

Herschell Gordon Lewis Collection Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Herschell Gordon Lewis Collection
Film set just released on UK Blu-ray in a cheaper edition with just 2 of the films having once troubled censors
Delirious: Director's Cut Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
2006 USA comedy romance by Tom DiCillo just released on US Blu-ray and DVD with 2 versions
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Cuts and Bans
A Nightmare on Elm Street
The 2020 A Nightmare on Elm Street Collection Blu-ray includes the uncut version of the original

News Sunday 18th October...

Circus of Horrors DVD
Cuts and Bans
Circus of Horrors
1960 UK horror drama by Sidney Hayers, BBFC cuts from 1960 still persist, just released on UK DVD

News Sunday 18th October...

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Grown up thinking
Adelaide Film Festival screens controversial movie The Trouble with Being Born

News Saturday 17th October...

Friday the 13th Collection Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Friday the 13th Collection
film set by Adam Marcus, Sean Cunningham just released on US Blu-ray

News Friday 16th October...

Saw 2 Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Saw 2
2005 USA / Canada horror by Darren Lynn Bousman, once cut in the US, just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD
Dumbo DVD
Disney admits its racism and preaches from the bible of critical race theory

News Thursday 15th October...

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Diary: Frightfest
Cancelled physical event Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th October 2020, now online only
American Horror Project Vol 1 Blu-ray
Video Nasties
American Horror Project Vol 1
Film set just released on UK Blu-ray in a cheaper edition that includes the video nasty The Witch who Came from the Sea


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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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