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News Saturday 30th May...

Gates of Hell + Psycho From Texas Blu-ray
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Gates of Hell + Psycho From Texas
Double bill with both films once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray
Poster Above Suspicion 2019 Phillip Noyce
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Latest classification decisions

News Friday 29th May...

Fanatic Blu-ray
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The Invisible Man DVDBlu-rayCombo
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The Invisible Man
2020 Australia / USA Sci-Fi horror thriller by Leigh Whannell, cut for UK cinema release, just released on US Blu-ray/DVD Combo


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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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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
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56: The  Equalizer 2 31st July 2019

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52: Romy & Michele's High School Reunion
51: Lawless
50: Rambo III

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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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News Thursday 28th May...

Poster Astronaut 2019 Shelagh Mcleod
BBFC Daily
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Latest classification decisions
Maniac 4K Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
1980 US serial killer horror by William Lustig, once banned by the BBFC, just released on US 4K Blu-ray

News Wednesday 27th May...

Poster Charlies Christmas Wish 2020 Sue Ann Taylor Melissa Holt
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Weekly US Ratings from the MPAA
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Zombie 4K Blu-ray
Video Nasties
Italy video nasty by Lucio Fulci just released on US 4K Blu-ray

News Tuesday 26th May...

The Shining Special Edition Blu-ray
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The Shining Special Edition
1980 UK/US horror film by Stanley Kubrick just released on UK Blu-ray/DVD Combo with 2 versions
The Blues Brothers Blu-ray
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The Blues Brothers
1980 US musical comedy by John Landis just released on US 4K Blu-ray with 2 versions

News Monday 25th May...

Mystery Men Blu-ray
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Mystery Men
1999 USA action comedy fantasy by Kinka Usher just released on UK Blu-ray, uncut for the first time on UK home video

News Sunday 24th May...

The New Kids DVD
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The New Kids
The Great Escape DVD
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The Great Escape
1963 USA war historical adventure by John Sturges, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray and DVD

News Saturday 23rd May...

Poster Charlie Charlie 2019 Glenn Plummer
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Latest classification decisions
The Evil of Frankenstein Blu-ray
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The Evil of Frankenstein
1964 UK Hammer horror by Freddie Francis, once cut for cinema, just released on US Blu-ray

News Friday 22nd May...

Among The Shadows DVD
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Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Among the Shadows

News Friday 22nd May...

The Specialists Blu-ray
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The Specialists
1969 Italy / France / West Germany western by Sergio Corbucci, previously cut for cinema, just released on UK Blu-ray
Macabre Blu-ray
Video Nasties
1980 Italy horror thriller by Lamberto Bava with a bit part in the video nastes panic, just released on UK Blu-ray

News Thursday 21st May...

Danger: Diabolik Blu-ray
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Danger: Diabolik
1968 Italy / France action crime comedy by Mario Bava, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray
Hate Crime DVD Region NTSC
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Hate Crime
BBFC banned film set for a US VoD and DVD re-release

News Wednesday 20th May...

Lonely are the Brave Blu-ray
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Lonely are the Brave
1962 USA western drama by David Miller, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray

News Tuesday 19th May...

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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
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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
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