2002 UK/France/Ireland/Germany comedy by
Same cuts to cinema and video versions of 2002. The BBFC stated: Cuts required to sight of 2 men hanging by necks in execution scene, on the grounds that it is a potentially harmful imitable technique for the
audience established by similarly cut cinema version
The Abominable Dr. Phibes is a 1971 UK/USA comedy horror fantasy by Robert Fuest. With Vincent Price, Joseph Cotten and Hugh Griffith.
The BBFC cut the X rated 1971 cinema release, but the film is uncut and 15 rated on home video
Doctors are being murdered in a bizarre manner: bats, bees, killer frog
masks, etc., which represent the nine Biblical plagues. The crimes are orchestrated by a demented organ player with the help of his mute assistant. The detective is stumped until he finds that all of the doctors being killed assisted a Dr. Vesalius on an
unsuccessful operation involving the wife of Dr. Phibes, but he couldn't be the culprit, could he? He was killed in a car crash upon learning of his wife's death...
UK: Passed 12A for infrequent strong language, moderate sex references after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:
Lions Gate R2 DVD
2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
This film was originally seen for advice. The company was advised the likely classification was 15 but that their preferred 12A could be achieved by reducing the quantity of strong language. When the film was submitted for formal
classification, the number of uses of strong language had been reduced and the film was therefore classified 12A.
Absolutely Anything offended 22 viewers for it's 6 'fucks' in a 12 rated film. The BBFC commented in its 2015 Annual Report:
Absolutely Anything attracted complaints because of strong language and sex references.
The distributor reduced the frequency of strong language in the film following advice prior to the film's submission to the BBFC for formal classification. The film originally contained over 20 uses of strong language.
version of the film contains six uses of strong language (f**k) and some moderate and mild bad language. The language in Absolutely Anything was therefore within the Guidelines at 12A. Nevertheless, 22 members of the public complained about the number of
uses of the F word as well as some references to sex.
Absolution is a 1978 UK mystery thriller by Anthony Page. Starring Richard Burton, Dominic Guard and David Bradley.
Exists as a Theatrical Version and a shortened Director's Cut.
At a Catholic public school, Benjamin Stanfield is tired of being the teacher's pet and decides to play a practical joke on his form master Father Goddard. In confession, Stanfield tells Goddard that
he has accidentally murdered his friend Blakey and buried him in the forest. When Goddard investigates the matter, he finds a buried scarecrow. Goddard is outraged, but, due to the seal of confession, he knows he cannot expel Stanfield. Shortly after,
Stanfield once again enters the confession booth, telling Goddard that what before was a practical joke, he has now made happen. In disbelief, Goddard once again goes to the forest to investigate the matter. This time, he discovers Blakey's dead body.
The plot soon thickens as Stanfield's fellow student Arthur Dyson mysteriously disappears...
UK: BBFC details not yet published for the Director's Cut:
2018 Powerhouse Limited Edition [Theatrical Version + Director's Cut] R0 Blu-ray
at UK Amazon
Absurd is a 1981 Italy horror by Joe D'Amato (as Peter Newton). Starring George Eastman, Annie Belle and Charles Borromel.
BBFC cuts were required for an 18 rated 1983 cinema release. Later banned as a video nasty in 1983. The BBFC waived their cuts for an uncut 18 rated home video release in 2017. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US. There also exists an
extended version in Belgium with additional dialogue and an extended scene.
Summary Review: Halloween-esque
Monster Hunter is the Halloween-esque 'sequel' to 1981's insomniac's dream Anthropophagous
. This time around D'Amato brings to us a sense of pace, making Monster Hunter much more enjoyable.
The added gore (including an ultra-torturous scene involving an oven) and cool electronic music score is a nice bonus.
The story brings back George Eastman as our favorite cannibal, this time somewhere in the US being hunted by a priest.
A bit boring at times but Eastman's presence is over powering and the end involving a
'vegetable' overcoming her disabilities to face the beast is fairly ironic.
Belgium: An Extended VHS Version contains additional dialogue dropped from
other releases and also includes a longer scene of a homeless man being harangued by bikers. This version is about 8 minutes longer than other releases.
When the cinema version was cut, the video distributors, Medusa, withdrew the uncut video and replaced it with the BBFC cut version. But the video was
added to the list of banned video nasties in November 1983 anyway. It stayed on the list throughout the panic and so became one of the collectable DPP39s.
UK: Passed 18 after 2:32s of BBFC cuts for:
1983 cinema release
Cuts details from IMDB:
Edits to the murder of the nurse with a drill
Edits to a man's forehead being sliced with a band saw
Edits to a woman's face being burnt off in an oven.
UK: Released uncut for:
1982 Medusa VHS
There is an international versions that was shortened rather than censored by up to 2 minutes.
The Abyss is a The Abyss is 1989 US adventure film by James Cameron. With Ed Harris, Mary
Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Michael Biehn.
BBFC animal cruelty have been required for all UK releases which are 15 rated. The film exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Director's Cut.
Formerly married petroleum engineers who still have some issues to work out. They are drafted to assist a gung-ho Navy SEAL with a top-secret recovery operation: a nuclear sub has
been ambushed and sunk, under mysterious circumstances, in some of the deepest waters on Earth.
UK: The Special Edition/Extended Version/Director's
Cut was passed 15 after 45s of BBFC cuts:r
1993 Fox VHS
UK: The Special Edition/Extended Version/Director's Cut was passed 12 after 45s of BBFC cuts:r
1993 cinema release
The same cuts apply to all UK releases:
Cuts have been applied to the scene where a rat is dipped in supposedly breathable liquid. The BBFC claim cruelty to animals in the making of the scene but the director claims that several different rats were used to ensure that none suffered.
The BBFC commented about the legalities
The issue for consideration was whether in the Board's view, the sequence contravened The Cinematograph Films (Animals) Act 1937. Specifically whether it was organised or directed
for the purpose of the film in a way that involved cruelty to the rats (five of which were used in the sequence). The RSPCA's advice was that it did contravene the act.
At the time of the original cinema release a film shown in theaters wasn't supposed to cross the 135 minute barrier and so Cameron had to trim his movie down. Many scenes shedding more light on the characters have been removed.
However, the most important missing scene is the weather changes and the participation of the NTI's in them (when Bud is aboard the NTIs' vessel). This sequence alone lasts more then five minutes and includes a spectacular scene with a tsunami 1000 feet
After Cameron was able to release Aliens in an extended version in 1992 he followed with the release of the Special Edition version of The Abyss in 1993. He recovered his favorite version. Missing visual effects shots, like
the wave, were finished. Thanks to the new scenes, who point towards the danger of WWIII, the movie becomes a different, more serious tone und also explains the NTIs' actions.
UK: It was reported in October 2017 that UK Netflix is showing the Theatrical Version without the BBFC cuts.
Still with a nominal BBFC 15 rating symbol though.
The BBFC responded that it still believes that cuts are required but that the cuts could be reduced
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 after BBFC
cuts of 45s for:
1992 Fox VHS
1990 CBS/Fox VHS
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 12 after BBFC cuts of 45s for:
Access All Areas is a 2017 UK comedy music drama by Bryn Higgins. Starring
Ella Purnell, Georgie Henley and Nigel Lindsay.
Cut by the distributor to avoid nudity being mentioned in the BBFC advice. Cut and uncut versions were both passed 15 for cinema and VoD.
An unlikely gang of teens go on the run to an island music festival, leaving behind their dysfunctional parents and the rules of the real world.
UK: A pre-cut version was passed 15 for strong sex references, drug misuse without further BBFC cuts for:
2017 Camden Film Co VoD
2017 cinema release
The film was originally passed 15 uncut for strong sex references, nudity, drug misuse. A few days later the film was cut and resubmitted by the distributor. This time the film was passed 15 for strong sex references, drug misuse. So presumably the
nudity was cut so to avoid it being mentioned in the BBFC advice.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong sex references, nudity, drug misuse for:
2017 Camden Film Co VoD Unreleased in favour of a cut version
2017 cinema release. Unreleased in favour of a cut version
Review from Amazon US : One of the craziest movies This is definitely one of the craziest movies I've ever
seen. A wild Mixture of Action and Splatters cenes, combined with crazy Humour, funny dialogues and very strange Actors.
The Plot is told with a few sentences: Women gets kidnapped by a group of crippled Terrorists, known
as "Accion Mutante". On the way to the planet Axturias, the group gets decimated by their own leader. Finally all the survivors meet again - the final clash marks the curious culmination of a curious film.
Opinion, Alex de la Iglesia has done a very good job - it's an excellent film, a macabre Masterpiece beside the Mainstream.
Passed 18 after 7-12s of BBFC cuts for:
1996 Imagine VHS (cut 12s)
1994 Imagine VHS (cut 7s)
Thanks to Bleach. Cut by the BBFC as follows:
At 66 mins: Close up of razor blade repeatedly cutting man's chest was removed, resuming on medium close up of man in blue suit cutting.
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective is a 1994 USA comedy by Tom
Shadyac. Starring Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox and Sean Young.
Exists in two variants with a short extra scene appearing on US DVD.
To be a Pet Detective, you have
to understand both the criminals and animals. Ace Ventura goes even further... He behaves like a criminal animal. When a football team's mascot (a dolphin) is stolen just before the Superbowl, Ace Ventura is put on the case. Now, who would want to steal
a dolphin, and why?
US: A slightly extended version is MPAA Unrated for:
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls is a 1995 USA comedy adventure by Steve Oedekerk. Starring Jim Carrey, Ian McNeice and Simon Callow.
BBFC category cuts were required for PG rated cinema, VHS and DVDs. Later
uncut and BBFC 12 rated for home video release in 2019. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.
Ace Ventura, emerging from self-imposed exile in a remote Himalayan hideaway, travels to
Africa with explorer Fulton Greenwall to find a sacred bat which is told will avert a war between with Wachootoo and Wachati tribes. Of course, when Ace gets involved, all hell breaks loose...
Across 110th Street is a 1972 USA action crime thriller by
Barry Shear. Starring Anthony Quinn, Yaphet Kotto and Anthony Franciosa.
Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1973 cinema release. Later 18 uncut on home video. Uncut in the US with an R rating.
In a daring robbery, some $300,000 is taken from the
Italian mob. Several mafiosi are killed, as are two policemen. Lt. Pope and Mattelli are two New York City cops trying to break the case. Three small-time criminals are on the run with the money. Will the mafia catch them first, or will the police?
Across the Universe is a 2007 USA / UK musical romance by Julie Taymor. Starring Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess and Joe Anderson.
Cut in the US for an MPAA PG-13 rating. This cut version has been used for
all releases since.
Across The Universe is a fictional love story set in the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, the struggle for free speech and civil rights, mind
exploration and rock and roll. At once gritty, whimsical and highly theatrical, the story moves from high schools and universities in Massachusetts, Princeton and Ohio to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Detroit riots, Vietnam and the dockyards of
Liverpool. A combination of live action and animation, the film is paired with many songs by
UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 12
for moderate drug references, nudity and one use of strong language without BBFC cuts for:
The Act of Killing is a 2012 Denmark/Norway/UK crime documentary by Joshua
Oppenheimer, Anonymous... With Anwar Congo, Herman Koto and Syamsul Arifin.
There is a Theatrical Version and a Director's Cut. The differences are more about running time than anything censorable.
A documentary that challenges former Indonesian
death squad leaders to reenact their real-life mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.
US: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:
2014 New Video Group [Theatrical + Director's Cut] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for graphic
descriptions of torture & killings & strong sex references for:
2013 cinema release
US: The Theatrical Version is MPAA Unrated for:
2014 New Video Group [Theatrical + Director's Cut] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
v Act of Valour
- 2012 USA action war thriller by Mike McCoy (as Mouse McCoy) and Scott Waugh.
Act of Valour is a 2012 USA action war thriller by Mike McCoy (as Mouse McCoy) and Scott Waugh. Starring Alex Veadov, Roselyn Sanchez and Nestor Serrano.
Exists as a US propaganda version and an international propaganda version
An unprecedented blend of real-life heroism and original filmmaking, Act of Valor stars a group of active-duty Navy SEALs in a powerful story of contemporary global anti-terrorism.
Inspired by true events, the film combines stunning combat sequences, up-to-the minute battlefield technology and heart-pumping emotion for the ultimate action adventure.
Act of Vengeance is a 1974 USA crime horror thriller by Bob Kelljan (as Robert Kelljchian). Starring Jo Ann Harris, Peter Brown and Jennifer Lee Pryor.
A very short version was passed X without BBFC cuts for X rated cinema release in 1975. The film was heavily cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1987. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US. The film was banned for VHS in Australia in 1984.
Linda gets raped by a man in a hockey mask. She finds that a few other women have had the same treatment. Together they form a squad that starts looking for the man and
also changes the mind of would-be rapists.
Adam Chaplin is a 2011 Italy action crime horror by Emanuele De Santi. Starring
Emanuele De Santi, Valeria Sannino and Chiara Marfella.
Exists as a Standard Version and a much bloodier Extended Version.
Following the suspicious death of his wife, Adam investigates her murder and discovers mafia boss
Denny, is involved. Unable to trust the corrupt police, Adam summons a demon who offers him superhuman strength, dark powers, and promises to lead him to the murderer if he does everything the demon asks.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
2015 Bayview Entertainment R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 15th December 2015
Italy: An Extended Version is being released in December 2014.
UK: The standard version was passed 18 uncut for very strong bloody violence for:
Addicted is a 2014 USA thriller by Bille Woodruff. Starring Kat Graham, William Levy
and Boris Kodjoe.
Exists as an Unrated Version and an R Rated Version.
Based on the best-selling novel by Zane, ADDICTED is a sexy and provocative thriller about desire and the dangers of
indiscretion. Successful businesswoman Zoe Reynard (Sharon Leal) appears to have attained it all - the dream husband she loves (Boris Kodjoe), two wonderful children and a flourishing career. As perfect as everything appears from the outside, Zoe is
still drawn to temptations she cannot escape or resist. As she pursues a secretive life, Zoe finds herself risking it all when she heads down a perilous path she may not survive.
Adrenalin: Fear the Rush is a 1996 US action thriller by Albert Pyun Starring Christopher Lambert, Natasha Henstridge and Norbert Weisser
Exists as an Extended Version and a shortened US Version.
The Russian government has collapsed. Amidst the chaos, riots, and struggle for power, a terrible
weapon has leaked out. Virulent microflage, a deadly germ of the cold war has begun to spread across Eastern Europe, killing massive numbers of people. Now, in a quarantine camp set up for immigrants in 2017 Boston, one vicious murderer has the disease.
Within two hours he will become violently contagious, and it is up to a team of officers in a race against time to track him down and stop him... if he doesn't kill them first.
UK: The Extended Version was passed 18 uncut for strong gory violence and horror:
Japanese anime by Takayama Hideki. with Vincent Bagnall.
Passed 18 after 1:08s of BBFC cuts and a BBFC title change for:
2002 Revelation R2 DVD
1994 Paradox VHS
A BBFC examiner commented on the title change:
Obviously the characters are youngsters, but we felt that this series didn't have the kind of appeal that say Akira or even Crying Freeman had for a
younger audience. I mean, the storyline in Adventure Duo is quite impenetrable, so we didn't feel that teenagers would particularly go for this material. It's one of the reasons that we insisted that the name be changed from Adventure Kids to Adventure
See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com : the UK video is missing 5:49s when compared with an uncut version. The German and US-versions are completely uncut, but the most explicit shots with pornographic material have been blurred as part of the original
The cuts are:
Two girls having their clothes ripped off and then being licked between their legs
Two girls being penetrated under her knickers by tentacles
Rape of the girls by zombie soldiers
A girl getting her breasts groped by clawed zombie soldier
Girl prisoners being forced into
having sex with guards
Bound girl being sexually tormented by a guard and them raped
1993 Japanese anime by Takayama Hideki. with Vincent Bagnall.
Passed 18 after 7:35s of BBFC cuts and a BBFC title change for:
2002 Revelation R2 DVD
1994 Paradox VHS
The cuts as described by a BBFC examiner:
Let me show you a scene we cut from Adventure Duo which features teenage heroes who get into all sorts of adventures, yet the film also contains very
realistic portrayals of sex including autoeroticism and sexual assault. This is from Adventure Duo 2 which is set in Japan during the Second World War. We are introduced to an impotent scientist whose wife is sexually frustrated and the episode starts
with her masturbating in a highly realistic and sexually arousing fashion. Her husband interrupts her and she asks him to make love to her but he refuses and goes back to his laboratory. A few minutes later a group of soldiers arrive and decide to
humiliate the scientist by raping his wife in front of him. It's one of the longest, strongest and highly realistic rape scenes I have ever seen in Japanese animation. And what the Board found particularly worrying is that this woman is forced to admit
to the rapist that she is enjoying the experience. And when the woman finally orgasms there's no doubt that the underlying message is that women can enjoy rape as long as it's done well.
And in cutting this scene, we're making a decision about the presentation of sexual violence across the board, whether the audience is 18 or 80. It was our view that even if this material isn't corrupting underage viewers, current social attitudes
dictate that this kind of sexual violence is unacceptable. Not only does the law compel us to censor material, public opinion does as well, and public opinion is something we monitor very closely.
pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com : the UK video is missing 7:20s when compared with an uncut version. The German and US-versions are completely uncut, but the most explicit shots with pornographic material have been blurred as part of the original
The cuts are:
The professor's wife is not seen pleasuring herself
A guard's groping and assaulting the professor's wife is missing
subsequent rape at the hands of a senior guard has been deleted
Several shots of women having forced sex with zombie soldiers are missing
Deleted Midori pissing
herself before being tormented by a horned monster
Deleted Eganko moaning as a key is inserted between her legs
Deleted flashbacks to rape of professor's wife
Deleted Eganko pleasuring herself
Deleted tentacles exploring around Midori's knickers
1993 Japanese anime by Takayama Hideki. With Vincent Bagnall .
Passed 18 after 9:28s of BBFC cuts and a BBFC title change for:
2002 Revelation R2 DVD
1994 Paradox VHS
See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com : the UK video is missing 9:23s when compared with an uncut version. The German and US-versions are completely uncut, but the most explicit shots with pornographic material have been blurred as part of the original
The cuts are:
Removed Sue being blackmailed into stripping and giving Yukimoto a blow job, being penetrated with a dildo, and given another blow job
Removed a woman revealing a blast of light from between her
Removed Eganko giving Norikazu a blowjob which comes to a head as Midori watches
Removed Yukimoto screwing Sue whilst thinking of Midori
Sue getting head from Eganko after retrieving sample of Yukimoto's sperm
Environment documentaries by Ben Knight,
Travis Rummel & Jim Odoine
The BBFC cut the 2008 cinema release: Company chose to remove a background use of strong language in order to obtain a 'PG' classification. An uncut '12A' classification was available.
The BBFC explained the PG certificate:
A double bill of documentaries dealing with ecological issues. The first deals with the community of Bristol Bay in Alaska and their objections to the creation of a copper and gold mine. The
second deals with two kayakers travelling across the country using used oil instead of petrol for fuel. The film was passed PG for mild language and a mild drug reference.
BBFC Guidelines at PG allow mild
bad language , in this case ass and screw (this up) . The film also includes a passing mention of LSD but this occurs in the context of a song lyric playing over the end credits ( I once heard a man talk with his heart about
the Lord and the army and LSD ) and is therefore considered innocuous and undetailed enough for PG .
The film also contains some natural footage of a bear catching a live salmon, which is seen flapping on the
ground before being eaten.
Adventures in Babysitting is a 1987 USA family action comedy by Chris Columbus. Starring Elisabeth Shue, Maia Brewton and Keith Coogan.
BBFC category cuts for strong language were required for a PG rated cinema
release in 1988. The film was released uncut on home video with a 15 rating for VHS and a 12 rating for DVD. The film is uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.
Chris Parker agrees to
babysit after her "dream" date stands her up. Expecting a dull evening, Chris settles down with three kids for a night of TV... and boredom. But when her frantic friend Brenda calls and pleads to be rescued from the bus station in downtown Chicago, the
evening soon explodes into an endless whirl of hair-raising adventures! Babysitter and kids leave their safe suburban surroundings and head for the heart of the big city, never imagining how terrifyingly funny their expedition will become!
Adventure in Sahara is a 1938 USA action romance by D Ross Lederman.
Starring Paul Kelly, C Henry Gordon and Lorna Gray.
BBFC animal cruelty cuts required for PG rated 2018 video release. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
Agadez is a lonely French outpost baking under the desert sun and commanded by the cruel and oppressive Captain Savatt (C. Henry Gordon). To it comes, at his own request, Legionnaire Jim Wilson (Paul Kelly soon followed by his fianc39e, Carla Preston (Lorna Gray), who has been tracing him from post to post. Legionnaires seize the fort and turn Savitt loose in the Arab-haunted desert with only a fraction of the water and food needed to get back to civilization. But Savitt gets through and returns to the fort at the head of an avenging troop of men. But Arabs surround Savitt and his men, and the mutineers, knowing that to leave the fort and aid them means their own death...
Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension is a 1984 USA comedy Sci-Fi romance by WD Richter. Starring Peter Weller, John Lithgow and Ellen Barkin.
BBFC category cuts were required for a PG rated 1984 cinema release. The subsequent home videos were uncut and 15 rated. The 15 rating was reduced to a 12 rating for DVD and Blu-ray. In the US there exists a Special Edition that
features an Extended Version/workprint.
Neurosurgeon/Rock Star/Superhero Buckaroo has perfected the oscillation overthruster, which allows him to travel through solid matter by using the
eighth dimension. The Red Lectroids from Planet 10 are after this device for their own evil ends, and it's up to Buckaroo and his band and crime-fighting team The Hong Kong Cavaliers to stop them.
US: The Special Edition contains an Extended Workprint Version for:
2002 MGM Special Edition [Extended + Theatrical Versions] R1 DVD at US Amazon
From IMDb. The Special Edition DVD contains 14 deleted scenes and an extended introduction, several of which make reference to Hanoi Xan, the leader of the World Crime League, who murdered Buckaroo's parents and his wife, Peggy. As mentioned in the
Crazy Credits section, the World Crime League was mentioned at the end of the film as the focus of a planned sequel, but as of 2010 that film has yet to be made.
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 12 uncut for:
Adventures of Kekkou Kamen: Part 1 : Naked Justice
1995 Japanese anime by Go Nagai
described by a BBFC examiner: When the Board first saw The Adventures of Kekkou Kamen, we were quite taken aback as we hadn't seen anything like it before. The series directly associates comedy with
violence and sexualised violence. It features a naked superheroine who goes around with only a hood on beating up the bad guys with nunchakus, which are illegal weapons in this country. Though we allowed some scenes to remain in which Kekkou was just
holding nunchakus, if a scene glamourised and promoted their use, then it became a problem and was cut.
The other, more troubling issue with Kekkou Kamen is that it is a comedy which has
at its heart a sort of sexualised violence. This scene was cut from the first episode . It's where a group of sadistic schoolteachers make jokes at the expense of a young girl who is hung up and then whipped and tortured by a sadistic Nazi. This is the
crux of the sequence, where the girl is stripped with a whip and we get an eroticised view of her breasts and naked torso. This is very over the top and is meant to be a satire on the Japanese education system, but our feeling was that there was enough
explicit sexual imagery to undercut the satire and introduce an element of arousal and titillation, which is reinforced by the change of music
1954 US Western TV Series by Robert G
Walker + others
The BBFC cuts 36s when the DVD was submitted in 2008. Company were required to remove a sequence in which two horses fight, kicking and biting one another, having apparently been cruelly goaded to fury.
- 1987 Italy / Yugoslavia horror romance by Lucio Fulci.
Aenigma is a 1987 Italy / Yugoslavia horror romance by Lucio Fulci. Starring Jared Martin, Lara Lamberti and Ulli Reinthaler.
Not cut by censors but it is reported that UK and US releases have been
shortened in dialogue scenes.
Kathy is an outcast at an elite New England boarding school whom lands in a coma resulting from accidentally being hit by a car during
a cruel practical joke against her by several car loads of her tormentors. A little later, Eva, a new arrival to the school, takes over Kathy's old room and begins socializing with some of the girls responsible for Kathy's condition. It turns out that
Eva is a pawn under the control of the comatose Kathy from her hospital bed in seeing revenge against those whom did her wrong, while Kathy's physician, meets and begins dating Eva whom also targets his latest girlfriend.
From the producers of the Mondo Canes comes this violent document of a continent in transition; the change from white colonialism to independent black statehood. Often times, this
resulted in the wholesale massacre of thousands of people and the indiscriminate extermination of wild life. Captured on film are mercenary killer squads wiping out entire villages, executions, Mau-Mau massacres and more!
documentary proves one thing and one thing only. Humans are the sickest and cruelest animals on the planet.
UK: Passed X (16) after ~12:00s of BBFC
1967 cinema release titled Africa Addio
From IMDb. Cut by over 12 minutes and was missing:
The Aftermath is a 1982 USA action Sci-Fi thriller by Steve Barkett. With Steve Barkett, Lynne Margulies and Sid Haig.
Seized by the British authorities during the Video Nasty panic and not
released since. Uncut in the US.
Two astronauts return to earth ("a few miles off the coast of Los Angeles") to find that it has been destroyed by nuclear war. L.A. has been
taken over by Cutter and his gang of outlaw bikers (straight out of the 70s with bell bottoms and everything). Cutter rapes and pillages. Of course, there are also mutants. The astronauts hook-up with the only normal people left: two good-looking women,
and two cute little children; a boy and a girl.
Maybe uncut and doubly speeded up in the telecine process
The video was seized subject to an Obscene Publications Act Section 3 Seizure Order. This is a legal gambit whereby
victims admitted that the videos were 'obscene', and therefore subject to seizure, in return for that being the end of the matter and so avoiding an obscenity trial with the possibility of jail time.
Afternoon Delight is a 2013 USA comedy drama by Jill Soloway. With Kathryn Hahn, Juno Temple and Josh Radnor.
Cut in the US for an R rating
A provocative comedy about sex, marriage and finding yourself again, AFTERNOON DELIGHT follows Rachel (Kathryn Hahn, Step Brothers, We re the Millers), a quick-witted, yet tightly-coiled, thirty-something bored with her daily routine of
preschool auctions and a lackluster sex life and career that has gone kaput. Looking to spice-up her marriage, Rachel takes her husband Jeff (Josh Radnor, How I Met Your Mother, Liberal Arts) to a strip club and meets McKenna (Juno Temple, Killer Joe,
The Dark Knight Rises), a stripper she becomes obsessed with saving. Rachel adopts McKenna as her live-in nanny, wreaking havoc on her friends, family and herself.
US: Cut for an MPAA R rating for:
2014 DOCURAMA RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 18th February 2014
Jill Soloway had a film come out this year called Afternoon Delight. The movie stars Kathryn Hahn as Rachel, a stay-at-home mom who meets
McKenna, sex worker played by Juno Temple. As you can imagine, the premise gives rise to some racy situations (at least, by old-fogey-MPAA lights, anyway). And when Soloway went through the MPAA ratings process, she told me, she was forced to cut
quite a bit from certain scenes. In one case, she had to cut words, or expressions of enjoyment --- oh yeah type-stuff --- from a scene in which Rachel watches McKenna do her job. They wanted it to be less intense, less uncomfortable, Soloway says.
And I went crazy trying to get that done. In another, there was a problem with the length--- which was under ten seconds--- of a silhouetted sex scene, which was apparently too much for the MPAA folk.
Soloway Said: Director friends of mine said, 'Let it be NC-17,' what do you care?
But she had a contract with a distributor, and the contract said that she had to deliver an R-rated picture, so she ended up making cuts she didn't like.
When asked if she had any opportunity for a back-and-forth with the
MPAA, on any of the cuts they asked for on Afternoon Delight, Soloway replied:
Yes. They just said, too sexually intense. Tony and Joan [Hey and Graves] are nice people, I like them. And you know, when I showed
the film at Sundance, I also felt like some scenes were too intense, and I cut them down a little myself for the theatrical version before the MPAA even got involved. Which I sort of regret, because this is a political process and in a way if I had
started with a more intense version I could have kept in what I wanted in the end, maybe.
The fact is that when I watch the movie now and I experience that scene, something is materially missing. The [MPAA's] cuts ended up making
that scene worse in a way that I can feel--- or rather, I miss what I used to feel--- when watching it. The movie is not as good with those cuts.
Age of Consent is a 1969 Australia comedy romance by Michael Powell. Starring James Mason, Helen Mirren and Jack MacGowran.
The film was originally passed X uncut by the BBFC but the distributors
decided to cut the film for an 'A" rating. The same cut version was released on 15 rated VHS in 1986 and 1995. The uncut version was rated 12 for 2008 DVD. The Director's Cut is MPAA R rated
An elderly artist thinks he has become too stale and is past his prime. His friend (and agent) persuades him to go to an off-shore island to try once more. On the island he rediscovers his muse in the form of a young girl.
UK: The Director's Cut was passed 12 uncut for moderate nudity and sex references for:
The same cuts have been applied to the cinema version and all video/DVD releases from 2003. The BBFC made the following statement: Distributor chose to cut sight of a dangerous imitable combat technique (double ear clap) to obtain a
"12A". A "15" uncut was available to the distributor.
No update so farin the BBFC database for the 2007 release as part of the box set, The Bigas Lunas
Collection. Presumably the previous cut still applies. However the cut seems to have been implemented via darkening to obscure the offending detail
Most cuts were restored when the Tartan DVD was resubmitted in 2002 but one scene was cut with the BBFC comment:
A compulsory cut was required to remove a shot of a female baby lying on her back with her vagina exposed to the camera which is potentially an indecent photograph of a child
The cut to the opening credits was implemented
by blanking the offending video of the child's baptism
Cut when the video was originally submitted in 1998