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News Sunday 14th July...

Slumber Party Massacre II / Slumber Party Massacre III Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Slumber Party Massacre II
1987 US comedy horror by Deborah Brock, previously banned by the BBFC, now just passed 15 uncut
Gaira's Guts Trilogy DVD
Cuts and Bans
Gaira's Guts Trilogy
film set by Kazuo 'Gaira' Komizu, notably never released in the UK until now, set for UK Blu-ray and DVD release on 23rd September 2024
Cuts and Bans
Manhunt in Milan
1972 Italy/West Germany crime drama by Fernando di Leo, previously cut by the BBFC, set for UK Blu-ray and DVD release on
Poster Big Ben 2024 Bino Augustine
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Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Entrails of a Beautiful Woman, Manhunt in Milan, Woods are Wet
Poster Scarygirl 2023 Ricard Cuss Tania Vincent
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Weekly US Ratings from the MPA
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Mute Witness 4K Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Mute Witness
1995 UK/Russia/Germany crime horror thriller by Anthony Waller, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US 4K Blu-ray
Wild Things 4K Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Wild Things
1998 US crime mystery drama by John McNaughton just released on US 4K Blu-ray with 2 versions

News Tuesday 9th July...

Poster Chariots of Fire 1981 Hugh Hudson
BBFC Daily
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Latest classification decisions
Man of Violence / The Big Switch Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Man of Violence / The Big Switch
double bill by Pete Walker, with both films once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray
Vampire Circus Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Vampire Circus
1972 UK horror by Robert Young, cut by the BBFC, 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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News Thursday 4th July...

Death Machine Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Death Machine
1994 UK action Sci-Fi horror by Stephen Norrington just released on US Blu-ray with 3 versions
Bad Lieutenant 4K Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Bad Lieutenant
1992 US crime thriller by Abel Ferrara, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US 4K Blu-ray
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The British Board of Film Censors bans its first video in a little while


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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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