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            Ai No Corrida - 1976 French/Japanese erotic film by Nagisa Oshima See In the Realm of the Senses
 v          Aindhaam Thalaimurai Sidha Vaidhiya Sigamani - 2014 India comedy by LG Ravichandar.


 X   Aindhaam Thalaimurai Sidha Vaidhiya Sigamani

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Aindhaam Thalaimurai Sidha Vaidhiya Sigamani is a 2014 India comedy by LG Ravichandar.
Starring Bharath Srinivasan, Nandita and Karunakaran. IMDb

BBFC category cuts for 12A rated 2014 cinema release

Versions

BBFC cut
category cuts
1:00s
12A 149:37s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, sex references, moderate bad language after 1:00s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2014 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove images of strong violence (blows to faces with knees and elbows, and a man's arm being broken) to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available.
 v          Ain't Misbehavin' - 1974 UK collection of video clips by Peter Neal & Anthony Stern.


 X   Ain't Misbehavin'

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Ain't Misbehavin' is a 1974 UK collection of video clips by Peter Neal & Anthony Stern.
With Lou Abelardo, Elsie Carlisle and Nat 'King' Cole

There are no censorship issues for this film
. IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1974 cinema release

Summary Review: Music Videos and Porn

Billed as: A Risqué Walk Down Memory Lane.

A large proportion of the film consists of soundies - short black & white films made for an early kind of video jukebox . So we get to see Fats Waller doing the title song, for instance. But there are also pieces from sound shorts, and features - an eclectic collection, from both sides of the Atlantic.

Interspersed between the musical numbers there are rather tame and clumsy vintage porn films. Surreal!

Versions

banned
banned
rejected ~83:00s UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1974 cinema release
 v          Akhil - 2015 action comedy drama by V V and Vinayak.


 X   Akhil

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Akhil is a 2015 action comedy drama by V V and Vinayak.
Starring Akhil Akkineni, Sayyeshaa Saigal and Rajendraprasad.

BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated 2015 cinema release

Versions

BBFC cut
category cuts
22s
12A121:21s UK: Passed 12A for infrequent strong language, moderate violence, injury detail after 22s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • The company chose to reduce scenes of strong violence (removing sight of blood spurts as characters are impaled on a tree branch, or punched or hit in the face with a shovel) in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available.
 v          Aladdin - 1992 USA family musical animation by Ron Clements and John Musker.


 X   Aladdin

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  • Aladin
Aladdin is a 1992 USA family musical animation by Ron Clements and John Musker.
Starring Scott Weinger, Robin Williams and Linda Larkin. IMDb
Uncut for theatrical release but cut for VHS after song lyrics were claimed to be offensive. Further cuts were made for DVD after unlikely claims of a subliminal message. The subliminal message cuts were restored for 2015 Blu-ray.
Summary Notes

When a street urchin vies for the love of a beautiful princess, he uses a genie's magic power to make himself off as a prince in order to marry her.

Versions

best available
Diamond Edition
best available
U

MPAA Unrated

US: A pre-cut version is MPAA Unrated for:

The DVD cuts to remove a subliminal message were reversed for the US Diamond Edition in 2015.

The Arabian Nights lyrics are still cut this release includes the improved graphics changes from the 2004 DVD.

cut
cut
Platinum Edition
cut:
run: 90:15s
pal: 86:38s
U

MPAA Unrated

UK: A pre-cut version was assed U without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2013 cinema release
  • 2004 Buena Vista Home Entertainment video

The Arabian Nights lyrics are still cut but there were now further cuts for 'offence'. The original version contained the Aladdin's line to Raja who is growling at him:

Good tiger, take off and go,

However, after the film was released on home video, many began to speculate that the line was some sort of subliminal message meaning:

Good teenagers take off their clothes,

For the DVD release, this line was omitted, presumably to prevent any further speculation.

The 2004 Platinum Edition introduced some graphical enhancements, the ending credits are sped up to make space for restoration credits. After the End Title Duet "A Whole New World" (Aladdin's Theme) is over and the credits are finished, Genie has an extra goodbye line over the closing logo

cut
cut
VHS Version
cut:
run: 90:14s
pal: 86:37s
U

MPAA Unrated

UK: A pre-cut version was assed U without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1996 Buena Vista Home VHS
  • 1994 Buena Vista Home VHS

From IMDb. The lyrics of the opening song, Arabian Nights , were changed for the video release due to pressure from US Arabs who were offended by the original lyrics. The original lyrics were:

Where they cut off your ear if they don't like your face. It's barbaric, but hey it's home."

The new lyrics are: "

Where it's flat and immense and the heat is intense, it's barbaric, but hey it's home.

The original version of "Arabian Nights" is on the film's original soundtrack album.

BBFC uncut
uncut
Original Version
run: 90:15s
pal: 86:38s
U

MPAA G
MPAA

UK: Passed U uncut for:
  • 1993 cinema release

US: Uncut and MPAA G rated for:

  • 1993 theatrical release
 v   The Alamo


 X   The Alamo

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The Alamo

There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

uncut PG cert202:37s 1960 US western by John Wayne

The 1960 cinema release and 1993 Warner video featured a longer version recently noted as a Roadshow Version or Director's Cut. No BBFC cuts.

From version details on IMDb :

After its premiere the film was cut by approximately 26 minutes. It wasn't until 1992 that these non contentious scenes were restored for release on LaserDisc and VHS. But no sign of a DVD featuring the Director's Cut.

The following scenes were added back:

  • The original overture, intermission, theatrical trailer, and end themes
  • The "Jefferson Speech" extended between Col. Travis & Cap. Dickinson
  • The death of Emil Sand
  • Conversation between Col. Travis & Col. Bowie regarding Col. Fannin
  • The death of the Parson and Scotty
  • Crockett's prayer following Parson's & Scotty's death
  • The "Philosophical Debate" when the Alamo defenders talk about God
  • More complete "Gunpowder Raid" scene
  • Crocket''s night with Senora
  • Senora's brief scene with a fleeing young woman
  • Birthday Party for Dickson's child
  • Bonham's original report to Travis
  • A slightly different Crockett death scene.
PG cert154:59s A shorter version became the standard and was released for the 1993 Warner video and 2000 20th Century Fox DVD with no BBFC cuts.
 v   The Alcove


 X   The Alcove

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  • L'Alcova
  • Lust
The Alcove
There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~97:00s
=~93:00s
1984 Italy erotic film by Joe D'Amato.
With Lilli Carati, Annie Belle and Al Cliver. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Summary Review: Surprisingly well-crafted

An English soldier (Cliver) returns home from the Zulu war with the daughter of a tribal king (Gemser) as his slave (a gift that he was given for saving the kings life). Not at all pleased with being a slave, the Ebony princess plots her revenge starting with the seduction of the mistress. Jealousy spreads like wildfire and before you know it, she has turned the household into a lustful frenzy of sex and hatred.

This film is actually far more twisted than it sounds. One of the more disturbing moments being a sequence about the filming of an inquisition-themed porno that turns into the sadistic rape of a lesbian / virgin by the filthy and none too bright gardener.

Sporting tons of full-frontal nudity, simulated lesbian and straight sex and some hard-core (as seen in an old stag film), this has the sleazy goods atmospheric setting, and is definitely recommended.

1:45s 1888:45s passed 18 after 1:45s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2001 Nouveaux R2 DVD
  • 1995 Jezebel VHS

Presumably it was the hardcore stag film that had to go.

 v          Alex Cross - 2012 USA crime thriller by Rob Cohen.


 X   Alex Cross

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Alex Cross is a 2012 USA crime thriller by Rob Cohen.
With Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox and Rachel Nichols. YouTube icon IMDb

The film was cut in the US for an MPAA PG-13 rating. No further BBFC cuts for a 15 rating in the UK.

Versions

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
cut

15 cert

MPAA
PG-13

101:19s UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for strong violence and threat for:
  • 2012 cinema release

See article from collider.com . Director Rob Cohen confirmed in an interview that the film had been cut to achieve a PG-13 rating:

There was trimming that needed to be done, but I was very conscious of it. You've got unrelenting violence and intensity, as they say. I love unrelenting intensity. You have to know, up front, what their bugaboos are, and you have to do the dance. I knew that, when you take a scantily clad girl and tie her up with her own stockings, and she's thinking she's going to have some rough trade sex, you're already in very dangerous territory with the MPAA, so I shot extra stuff and it wound up being cut back. I looked into that world of S&M and B&D, in my own life, and it's erotic. The whole thing is great, cinematically. I definitely made the scene about control and not about sex. We went back and forth on that sequence, two or three times, and then got the PG-13.

 v          Alexander - 2004 Germany/USA/Netherlands/France/UK/Italy action war romance by Oliver Stone.


 X   Alexander

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Alexander is a 2004 Germany/USA/Netherlands/France/UK/Italy action war romance by Oliver Stone.
Starring Colin Farrell, Anthony Hopkins and Rosario Dawson. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Exists in 4 versions: Theatrical Version, Director's Cut, Final Cut and Ultimate Cut
Summary Notes

Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians he leads his Army across the then known world venturing further than any Westerner had ever gone all the way to India.

Versions

uncut
Ultimate Cut
run: 206:48s
pal: 198:32s
MPAA UnratedUS: The Ultimate Cut is MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2014 Warner Home Video [ Ultimate Cut + Theatrical Version] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon

See article from collider.com . Oliver Stone talks of creating a fourth version for 2013:

On Alexander, I released a shorter version [in theaters] because of Warner Brothers issues. And I [was] also rushed. [When] I released the director's cut -- it wasn't called a director's cut . It was called The Final Cut because [earlier] there was a rushed director's cut that I was responsible for. My third version three years later in 2007 was called A Final Cut and I actually added forty some odd minutes -- which I think makes the film better.

I've been asked by Warner Brothers because they did so well with The Final Cut . They actually sold more than a million copies. They've asked me to go back next year and do a fourth version.

I want to cut it down now because I added too much. I want it to come back a little bit. There's some trimming [needed].

See review from flix66.com :

The main difference in this Ultimate Cut versus the theatrical version is that Stone has re-edited the film so that instead of a straight-forward story there are now a lot of flashbacks

uncut
Final Cut
run: 213:20s
pal: 204:48s
15 cert

MPAA Unrated

UK: Alexander Revisited/The Final Cut was passed 15 uncut for:

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

uncut
Director's Cut
run: 166:23s
pal: 159:44s

15 cert

MPAA Unrated

UK: The Director's Cut was passed 15 uncut for:

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC uncut
Theatrical Version
run: 175:29s
pal: 168:28s

15 cert

MPAA R

UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC for:
  • 2005 Warner R2 DVD
  • 2004 cinema release

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2014 Warner Home Video [ Ultimate Cut + Theatrical Version] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon

May have been toned down for violence and the wedding night sex scene is much shortened.

 v          Alfie - 1966 UK comedy drama by Lewis Gilbert.


 X   Alfie

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Alfie is a 1966 UK comedy drama by Lewis Gilbert.
Starring Michael Caine, Shelley Winters and Millicent Martin. Youtube link IMDb

Never cut, but the BBFC explained how the rating dropped from X to 15 to 12. See article from bbfc.co.uk
 v          Alfie Darling - 1975 UK comedy drama by Ken Hughes.


 X   Alfie Darling

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  • Oh Alfie
Alfie Darling is a 1975 UK comedy drama by Ken Hughes.
Starring Alan Price, Jill Townsend and Paul Copley. IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1975 X rated cinema release, 1987 18 rated VHS and 2007 15 rated DVD.

Summary Notes

Alfie Elkins (Alan Price) returns, up to his old womanizing ways, until he meets his match in a sophisticated Magazine Editor Abby Summers (Jill Townsend). His pursuit is complicated by his encounter with Norma (Sheila White) and the fact that a jealous husband won't let him forget about his time with his wife Fay (Dame Joan Collins).

Versions

best available
best available

BBFC cut
cut

cut:
run: 97:49s
pal: 93:54s
15 1980

18 1980

X 1970

UK: The cut cinema version was passed 15 for moderate sex and frequent moderate sex references:

UK: The cut cinema version was passed 18 :

  • 1987 Weintraub VHS

UK: Passed X (18) after compulsory BBFC cuts:

  • 1975 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • in the line: If you're making a cunt out of me, 'cunt' was replaced by 'fool'
 v          Ali


 X   Ali

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Ali

There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

BBFC uncut15 cert150:05s 2001 US biography by Michael Mann

The Theatrical Version was pass 15 without BBFC cuts for the 2002 cinema release and 2002 EIV DVD.

There is also a Director's Cut featuring 9 minutes of additional uncontentious footage.

The Director's Cut region 1 DVD is available via UK Amazon
The Director's Cut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon

 v          Alice In Wonderland - 1976 US adult comedy by Bud Townsend.


 X   Alice In Wonderland

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Alice In Wonderland is a 1976 US adult comedy by Bud Townsend.
With Kristine DeBell, Bucky Searles and Gila Havana. YouTube icon IMDb

Mostly softcore but contains a little hardcore. This was cut by the BBFC for 1977 cinema release and 1987 VHS
Summary Review: Wonderful

An infectious happy film from the golden age of porn. Especially commendable to see the talented and very attractive Kristine DeBell get involved in a little hardcore. Not really full on, but the near mainstream quality of the film makes the few hardcore scenes that little bit more worthwhile.

Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
71:27s
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2007 Subversive [softcore + hardcore versions] R0 DVD
soft
2:30s
18 69:51s
=67:03s
UK: The softcore version was passed 18 after further cuts of 2:30s by the BBFC for:
  • 1987 Independent VHS
soft
cut

X cert

72:15s
=69:22s
UK: The softcore version was passed X (18) after further cuts by the BBFC for:
  • 1977 cinema release
 v          Alice Sweet Alice - 1976 USA horror mystery thriller by Alfred Sole.


 X   Alice Sweet Alice

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  • Communion
  • Holy Terror
Alice Sweet Alice is a 1976 USA horror mystery thriller by Alfred Sole.
With Linda Miller, Mildred Clinton and Paula E Sheppard. YouTube icon IMDb
Uncut for 1977 cinema release. Cut by the BBFC for animal cruelty in 1998 VHS and 2003 DVD. Passed 18 uncut by the BBFC since the 2014 DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Promotional Material

When ten-year-old Karen (Brooke Shields in her first screen appearance) is killed in church on the occasion of her first communion, her seemingly innocent older sister Alice (Paula Sheppard) becomes the prime suspect. Matters become complicated as more of Alice s family members are attacked, along with residents of her apartment building. Can a twelve-year-old girl be capable of such mayhem, or is someone else with a vicious plan destroying her family?

Theatrical Version

uncut
uncut
run: 106:24s
pal: 102:09s
18

X cert

MPAA R

UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for strong gory violence and horror with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

UK: The Theatrical Version was passed X (18) uncut for:

  • 1977 cinema release titled Communion
US: The Theatrical Version is uncut and MPAA R rated for:
TV
Holy Terror TV Version
18 UK: The Holy Terror TV is included on the BBFC 18 rated disk for:
  • 2019 Arrow Special Edition [Theatrical + TV versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon

See article from movie-censorship.com . Ths edits for the TV version are totally trivial with just one substantive difference showing a less bloody shot of a man with a very bloodied face.

BBFC cut
cut
cut: 3-8s
run: 106:19s
pal: 102:04s
18UK: Passed 18 after 3-8s of compulsory BBFC cuts for:
  • 2003 Salut DVD
  • 1998 Tartan VHS

The cuts were:

The Tartan Terror release is cut by 3 seconds, due to the Animals Act: a shot of Paula Sheppard swinging a cat by the neck, and a close-up of it struggling. Admirably, these cuts are detailed on the video sleeve.
Section 3 seizure
run: 106:51s
pal: 102:35s
pre-cert VHSUK: Released uncut on pre-cert video for
  • 1982 VCL VHS titled Communion

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.

Holy Terror TV Version

TV
TV Version
Holy Terror
MPAA Unrated US: The TV Version is MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2019 Arrow Special Edition [Theatrical + TV versions] RA Blu-ray titled Holy Terror at US Amazon
 v          Alien - 1979 US Sci-Fi by Ridley Scott.


 X   Alien

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Alien is a 1979 US Sci-Fi by Ridley Scott.
With Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt and John Hurt. YouTube icon IMDb

Never cut. The Theatrical Version was originally rated 18 by the BBFC but was reduced to 15 in 2019. The tighter Director's Cut was rated 15 in 2003 and the Theatrical version was rated 15 in 2019. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Director's Cut

uncut
run: 115:35s
pal: 110:58s
15 cert

Ireland 15

MPAA R

UK: The Director's Cut was passed 15 uncut for strong horror, violence, language:
  • 2019 20th Century Fox 40th Anniversary Edition [Theatrical + Director's Cut] RB 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2019 20th Century Fox 40th Anniversary Edition [Theatrical + Director's Cut] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2019 20th Century Fox 40th Anniversary Edition R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2013 20th Century Fox Alien Anthology Limited Collector's Edition RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2013 cinema release
  • 2010 20th Century Fox Alien Anthology R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2003 20th Century Fox R2 DVD at UK Amazon

Thanks to Ben:

Note that there is an 18 rated commentary track 2003 which bumped the overall rating of releases to 2013 up to 18.

This commentary track was downgraded to 15 for the 2019 release. However the 2019 releases are still sold with an 18 rating because they include the same 18 stamped disks as the previous releases. Even the 4k Blu-ray package is 18 rated because although the 4k disk is stamped 15, the package includes the 18 stamped Blu-ray disk.

Ireland: The Director's Cut was passed 15 for Strong Violence and Horror for:

  • 2019 40th Anniversary home video releases shared with the UK.

Ireland: The Director's Cut package including extras was passed 18 for:

  • 2003 DVD

US: The Director's Cut is MPAA R Rated for:

From version details on IMDb . Ridley Scott, for the Director's Cut, slashed 10 to 15 seconds off many scenes, which he felt dragged on a little too long. The result is a tighter, more tense version. Overall the Directors cut is 47s shorter than the Theatrical Version

Extra scenes in the Director's Cut:

  • Lambert slapping Ripley in the face before being restrained by Parker and Brett outside the infirmary.
  • Brett's blood falling on Parker as he is carried off by the Alien into the heating ducts.
  • Ripley finding Brett and Dallas cocooned while trying to make it to the shuttle craft.
  • Kane pulls out and sets down a weapon of some kind while investigating the alien eggs.
  • Also included in the Director's Cut is a scene where the crew listen to the alien signal and discuss the nature of the planet just before they prepare to land.

Theatrical Version

uncut
run: 116:24s
pal: 111:45s
15 cert

18

Ireland 15

MPAA R

UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for strong horror, violence, language
  • 2019 20th Century Fox 40th Anniversary Edition [Theatrical + Director's Cut] RB 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2019 20th Century Fox 40th Anniversary Edition [Theatrical + Director's Cut] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2019 cinema release

UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for:

  • 2013 20th Century Fox Alien Anthology Limited Collector's Edition RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 1991 CBS Fox VHS
  • 1987 Film & Video VHS
  • 1979 cinema release
See article from bbfc.co.uk :

Examiners found themselves weighing up whether to pass the film AA , which would have made the film available to those aged 14 and up or X for 18 years and over. In the end the film was passed X in line with other horror films of the time such as Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

Ireland: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 for Strong horror and graphic injury for:

  • 2019 40th Anniversary home video releases shared with the UK
  • 1997 VHS
Previously it was 18 rated.
 v          Alien 3 - 1992 USA action Sci-Fi thriller by David Fincher.


 X   Alien 3

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Alien 3 is a 1992 USA action Sci-Fi thriller by David Fincher.
Starring Sigourney Weaver, Charles S Dutton and Charles Dance. IMDb

The theatrical version has always been uncut. There also exists a Special Edition that restores several deleted scenes
Summary Notes

After escaping from the alien planet, the ship carrying Ellen Ripley crashes onto a remote and inhabited ore refinery. While living in the ore refinery until she is rescued by her employers, Ripley discovers the horrifying reason for her crash: An alien stowaway. As the alien matures and begins to kill off the inhabitants, Ripley is unaware that her true enemy is more than just the killer alien.

Versions

uncut
Theatrical Version
run: 114:33s
pal: 109:58s
15 cert

18

MPAA R

UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for: UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2000 20th Century Fox R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1993 Fox VHS
  • 1992 Fox VHS
  • 1992 cinema release

US: uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

uncut
Special Edition
run: 144:38s
pal: 138:51s
15 cert

MPAA R

UK: The Special Edition/Assembly Cut/Workprint was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:

This is a substantially different cut of the film presented more as an interesting DVD extra more than an alternative version of the film. See further details on IMDb

Thanks to Cameron. There is also substantial amount of extra material that did not make the final cut for one reason or another. See article from avp.fandom.com for comprehensive details:

Alien 3 had an incredibly troubled development, and even after the final shooting script had been decided upon, the screenplay underwent at least 11 different drafts during the course of production. In addition to the frequent rewrites during filming, the movie underwent substantial restructuring in post-production following criticism received in test screenings.

Perhaps the most notable alterations made during the film's fraught production centered on the prisoner Golic , who was originally involved in a significantly more extensive subplot regarding his reverence for the Dragon . His actions in the latter half of the film and the manner of his death underwent drastic changes as the script was repeatedly revised, only for much of the material actor Paul McGann filmed as the character to be deleted from the final cut during editing (the extended Special Edition would later reinstate much of McGann's performance). Along with Golic, the fates of several other major characters in the movie similarly changed several times before the film was completed.

See full details in article from avp.fandom.com

 v          Alien: Covenant - 2017 USA / Australia / New Zealand / UK Sci-Fi thriller by Ridley Scott.


 X   Alien: Covenant

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Alien: Covenant is a 2017 USA / Australia / New Zealand / UK Sci-Fi thriller by Ridley Scott.
Starring Katherine Waterston, James Franco and Michael Fassbender. IMDb

Uncut in the US and UK but the film was cut in China. In addition to a few bloody scenes, a gay kiss scene between two synthetic androids David and Walter (both played by Michael Fassbender) was removed, making the film six minutes shorter than the US version.
            Alien Contamination - 1980 Italian horror by Luigi Cozzi See Contamination
 v          Alien From L.A. - 1988 US/South Africa comedy Sci-Fi adventure by Albert Pyun


 X   Alien From L.A.

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Alien From L.A. is a 1988 US/South Africa comedy Sci-Fi adventure by Albert Pyun
Starring Kathy Ireland, William R. Moses and Richard Haines BBFC link 2020 IMDb

BBFC category cuts were required for PG rated VHS in 1986. Uncut and PG rated in the US.

Summary Notes

A young woman with a childish voice travels to Africa looking for her missing archaeologist father, and stumbles into a strange subterranean civilization.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 87m
pal: 84m
MPAA PGUS: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:

BBFC cut
cut: 21s
run: 86:28s
pal: 83:00s
PG 1980UK: Passed PG after 21s of BBFC category cuts:
  • 1988 Cannon VHS

 v          Alien of Darkness


 X   Alien of Darkness

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Alien of Darkness

There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

1:47s 1844:00s Japanese anime

Cut in 2003 with the following BBFC statement:

Cuts required to four rape scenes to remove graphic pornographic detail from animated depictions of rape and sexual assault. With these cuts made an R18 was available to the distributor. Distributor chose to cut two further shots of explicit sexual detail in a consensual sex scene in order to achieve an 18.

 v          Alien Predators - 1985 USA / Spain Sci-Fi horror drama by Deran Sarafian.


 X   Alien Predators

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  • Mutant 2
  • Alien Predator
  • Cosmos mortal
  • Mutant II
  • The Falling
Alien Predators is a 1985 USA / Spain Sci-Fi horror drama by Deran Sarafian.
Starring Dennis Christopher, Martin Hewitt and Lynn-Holly Johnson. IMDb
A pre-cut version was passed 18 for 1986 VHS. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Promotional Material
When NASA’s Skylab fell to Earth the threat was over ... but five years later the horror is just beginning ...

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA R~90:00s
=
~86:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut

1884:47s

UK: A heavily pre-cut version was passed 18 without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 1986 Entertainment in VHS

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

  • 3s cuts to the sight of a mutilated body in a trailer home
  • 44s cuts to another scene with Michael finding another helmeted mutilated corpse after a flashlight search
  • 63s cuts to the monster emerging from the helmet and attacking Michael
  • 2s missing from an alien emerging from gas station attendant's head
 v          Alien: Resurrection - 1997 USA action Sci-Fi thriller by Jean-Pierre Jeunet.


 X   Alien: Resurrection

Link Here
  • Alien 4
Alien: Resurrection is a 1997 USA action Sci-Fi thriller by Jean-Pierre Jeunet.
Starring Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder and Dominique Pinon. YouTube icon IMDb
Uncut in the UK and US. There is an Extended Version but the director prefers the Theatrical Version
Summary Notes

200 years after her death, Ellen Ripley is revived as a powerful human/Alien hybrid clone who must continue her war against the Aliens.

Versions

uncut
Special Edition
18

MPAA R

111:19s UK : The Special Edition is a longer version with additional background provided for fans of the movie. The director is said to prefer the Theatrical Version.
  • 2004 20th Century Fox R2 DVD

See version differences on IMDb

uncut
Theatrical Version
18

MPAA R

104:18s UK: The director preferred Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2014 Century Fox Steelbook R Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2010 Century Fox Alien Anthology R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon Includes the Special Edition
  • 2004 20th Century Fox Special Edition R2 DVD at UK Amazon Includes the Special Edition
  • 1998 Fox Pathe VHS
  • 1997 cinema release

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

  • 2010 20th Century Fox Alien Anthology RA Blu-ray at US Amazon Includes the Special Edition
  • 2004 20th Century Fox Collectors Edition R1 DVD at US Amazon Includes the Special Edition
            Alien vs Predator - 2004 USA/Germany/Czech Republic/UK Sci-Fi by Paul W.S. Anderson. See AVP: Alien vs Predator
 v          Aliens - 1986 US/UK Sci-Fi by James Cameron.


 X   Aliens

Link Here

Aliens is a 1986 US/UK Sci-Fi by James Cameron.
With Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn and Carrie Henn. YouTube icon IMDb

No BBFC or MPAA cuts. Previously 18 rated but reduced to 15 by the BBFC in 2014. There is a Theatrical Version and a Director's cut
Summary Notes

The planet from Alien (1979) has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough?

Versions

uncut
Director's Cut
15 cert

18

MPAA R

148:00s UK: The Director's Cut/Special Edition was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, horror, strong language for:
  • 2014 cinema release

UK: The Director's Cut/Special Edition was passed 18 uncut for:

  • 2010 20th Century Fox Alien Anthology R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2007 20th Century Fox Definitive Edition R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2004 20th Century Fox Special Edition R2 DVD
  • 2000 20th Century Fox R2 DVD
  • 1998 Fox VHS
  • 1991 CBS/Fox VHS

US: The Director's Cut/Special Edition is uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

uncut
Theatrical version
18

MPAA R

131:30s UK : The Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2010 20th Century Fox R0 Blu-ray
  • 1998 20th Century Fox VHS
  • 1987 CBS/Fox VHS
  • 1986 cinema release

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

  • James Cameron's original version was too long for the producing studio so it demanded several cuts to tighten the plot. So Cameron went to the cutting room, again, and lost more than 15 minutes of footage. It was mostly character development of Ripley or background information about what had happened to Newt's parents. But also some of the action got cut out.
 v          Alive


 X   Alive (2002)

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Alive

There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

uncut
uncut
15 cert113:55s 2002 Japan drama by Ryûhei Kitamura

The BBFC passed the Director's Cut 15 uncut for the 2008 Optimum DVD.

There is also an International Version or Theatrical Version that was shortened by 8:52s for timing reasons.

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

The uncut region 2 DVD is available at UK Amazon
The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon

 v          Alive!


 X   Alive! (2006)

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Alive!

There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

2:03s PG cert38:21s
2006 Digital Theatre Systems Demo Disk

Cut in 2006 with the following BBFC comment: Distributor chose to cut a scene of moderate violence and tonal intensity (an extract from the film The Transporter) in order to achieve a PG classification

 v          Alive or Preferably Dead - 1969 Italy / Spain comedy western by Duccio Tessari.


 X   Alive or Preferably Dead

Link Here
  • Sundance and the Kid
  • Sundance Cassidy and Butch the Kid
  • Vivi o preferibilmente morti
Alive or Preferably Dead is a 1969 Italy / Spain comedy western by Duccio Tessari.
Starring Giuliano Gemma, Nino Benvenuti and Cris Huerta. IMDb
The US Version was shortened and MPAA PG rated
Summary Notes

Two brothers, Monty and Ted, will inherit $300,000 if they manage to live together for six months.

Versions

uncut
uncut
97:25s The original full length version is generally titled Alive or Preferably Dead
cut
Shortened
MPAA PG
MPAA
84:51s US : The US version entitled Sundance and the Kid was shortened and PG rated. All the credits were changed to bogus Anglo pseudonyms too.
 v          All Eyez on Me - USA music biography by Benny Boom.


 X   All Eyez on Me

Link Here

All Eyez on Me is a USA music biography by Benny Boom.
Starring Demetrius Shipp Jr, Danai Gurira and Kat Graham. IMDb

Cut before US release apparently to removed some drug use.
Summary Notes

A chronicle of the life of rapper

Versions

mpaa cut
cut
MPAA R US: Cut and MPAA R rated for language throughout, drug use, violence, some nudity and sexuality.

The MPAA noted:

Edited for re-rate. Content is different from r rated version bulletin #2445 (10/5/16). Only this edited version is rated.

uncut
Uncut
MPAA RUS: Previously uncut and R rated for language and drug use throughout, violence, some nudity and sexuality. So it seems that some drug use has been edited out.
 v          All of a Sudden


 X   All of a Sudden

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All of a Sudden

There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

8s 1893:10s 1996 release by Hei Man Yan
 v          All Ladies Do It - 2003 Italy drama romance by Tinto Brass.


 X   All Ladies Do It

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  • Così fan tutte
  • Private
  • Fallo!
All Ladies Do It is a 2003 Italy drama romance by Tinto Brass.
With Sara Cosmi, Massimiliano Caroletti, William De Vito. IMDb
Pre-cut for 2001 18 rated DVD but uncut and 18 rated since 2013.
Promotional Material
Diana (Claudia Koll) and Paolo (Paolo Lanza) are happily married despite her much greater sexual appetite: he s content to simply listen to the stories of her various adventures. But when she has an affair that s much too close to home, he throws her out, and she moves into a Venetian flat to embark upon an erotic voyage of discovery, while at the same time trying to win him back.

Loosely inspired by the Mozart opera Così fan tutte (the title is a direct translation), the film tackles a crucial question: why shouldn't women enjoy the same sexual freedom that they've long had to tolerate in their men? Especially when they have such shapely and inviting rears?

Once again, Tinto Brass proves his unmatched skill at balancing eroticism and humour in this lively and beautifully photographed comedy, both wittier and more sexually explicit than the average softcore romp.

Versions

uncut
Uncut
18 92:37s
=88:55s
UK : Passed 18 uncut for strong sex, nudity and very strong sex references for:

See article from strangethingsarehappening.com :

This film is certainly more graphic than you'd expect from standard softcore -- the women spread their legs, there's fairly graphic anal fingering and a brief hardcore scene involving a home movie. But the film doesn't quite go all the way -- while the men sport solid erections, these are all prosthetics (something else that Meyer also used in his later films) and so the sex scenes that they appear in are not real . But of course they are supposed to be the real thing, and so the line is rather blurred (and to confuse things more, there is a brief blowjob scene during the rave party that might be genuine). It's curious (but appreciated) that All Ladies Do It -- surely a sex work by their own standards -- has been passed uncut in a longer version than previously seen.

BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut

18 85:22s UK: A pre-cut version was passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2001 Arrow R2 DVD
 v          All Quiet on the Western Front - 1979 USA / UK TV war drama by Delbert Mann.


 X   All Quiet on the Western Front

Link Here
  • A Oeste nada de novo
All Quiet on the Western Front is a 1979 USA / UK TV war drama by Delbert Mann.
Starring Richard Thomas, Ernest Borgnine and Donald Pleasence. IMDb
A shortened theatrical version was rated PG for UK cinema and home video but there is also a longer Director's Cut.
Summary Notes

Paul Baumer is a young German who, along with his graduating high school classmates, enlist in the German Imperial Army during the First World War. Originally thinking war would be a great adventure, Paul and his friends discover exactly the opposite as the war drags on and one by one the members of the class are killed in action until only Paul remains.

Director's Cut

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 156:28s
pal: 150:12s
MPAA UnratedUUS: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2015 Shout! Factory / Timeless Media R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 14th July 2015
  • 2015 Shout! Factory / Timeless Media VoD [US only] at US Amazon

Theatrical Version

BBFC uncut

cut
shortened
run: 128:03s
pal: 122:56s
PG

A

UK: A shortened theatrical version was passed PG uncut for:
  • 2000 Carlton video
  • 1986 Channel 5 VHS

UK: A shortened version was passed 'A' (PG) uncut for:

  • 1980 cinema release

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

 v          All the Colours of the Dark - 1972 Italy / Spain horror thriller by Sergio Martino.


 X   All the Colours of the Dark

Link Here
  • All the Colors of the Dark
  • They're Coming to Get You
  • Tutti i colori del buio
All the Colours of the Dark is a 1972 Italy / Spain horror thriller by Sergio Martino.
Starring George Hilton, Edwige Fenech and Ivan Rassimov. IMDb
Exists as an original Italian Version and a shortened US Version.

Summary Notes

Jane lives in London with Richard, her boyfriend. When she was five, her mother was murdered, and she recently lost a baby in a car crash. She's plagued by nightmares of a knife-wielding, blue-eyed man. Richard, a pharmaceutical salesman, thinks the cure is vitamins; Jane's sister Barbara, who works for a psychiatrist, recommends analysis; a neighbor Jane's just met promises that if Jane participates in a Black Mass, all her fears will disappear. Jane tries the Mass, but it seems to bring her nightmares to life. Is there any way out for her short of death or a living Hell?

Original Version

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 94:22s
pal: 90:36s
15

MPAA Unrated

UK: The Original Italian Version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, sex, nudity: US: The Original Italian Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

US Version, They're Coming to Get You

cut
shortened
run: 87:16s
pal: 83:47s
MPAA RUS: The US Version is shortened and MPAA R rated

See article from dvdcompare.net. The US version is cut as follows

  • The opening nightmare scene was trimmed
  • A couple brief dialogue exchanges are missing
  • The entire final reel to suggest that Scotland Yard was part of the coven
 v          All the Money in the World - 2017 USA crime historical mystery by Ridley Scott.


 X   All the Money in the World

Link Here

All the Money in the World is a 2017 USA crime historical mystery by Ridley Scott.
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Spacey and Michelle Williams. IMDb

The film was edited prior to release but this didn't change the rating or reason. It was rated R for language, some violence, disturbing images and brief drug content.
 v          All the Way Boys


 X   All the Way Boys

Link Here
  • Più forte
  • ragazzi!
All the Way Boys
There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

BBFC uncutPG cert88:46s 1972 Italy action comedy by Giuseppe Colizzi. With Terence Hill, Bud Spencer and Reinhard Kolldehoff. IMDb

A short version was passed PG without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2011 Cornerstone R2 DVD
  • 1986 Embassy VHS

Reported to be arbitrarily and confusingly shortened by about 30 minutes.

 v          Alley Cat


 X   Alley Cat

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Alley Cat

There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA
R Rated
~82:00s
=~78:00s
Alley Cat is a 1984 USA action film by Victor M. Ordonez, Ed Palmos and Al Valletta.
With Karin Mani, Robert Torti, Britt Helfer. YouTube icon IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

Summary Review: A swell ride

A beautiful young martial arts expert stops a vicious street gang from robbing her grandparents' house. The gang marks her for murder, but her grandparents are killed instead. The girl sets out to take her revenge on the gang.

Cheap little actioner is a swell ride for fans of films about chicks who kick ass. There's enough sleazy action and jiggly feminine exposures to keep most trash film lovers pleasantly amused.

BBFC cut
40s
18 78:15s UK: Passed 18 after 40s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1986 EIV VHS
 v          Alligator - 1980 USA horror by Lewis Teague.


 X   Alligator

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Alligator is a 1980 USA horror by Lewis Teague.
Starring Robert Forster, Robin Riker and Michael V Gazzo. Youtube link IMDb

BBFC category cuts were required for an A rated 1982 cinema release. Uncut and 15 rated for home video. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Summary Notes

A baby alligator is flushed down a Chicago toilet and survives by eating discarded lab rats, injected with growth hormones. The small animal grows gigantic, escapes the city sewers, and goes on a rampage.

Alligator is an over the top, ridiculous and fun man vs. beast horror movie. Think a B-movie version of Jaws if he were on steroids and able to jump out of the water and run through the streets looking for food.

For the viewer that likes his horror gory Alligator has significant bright red blood splattered about as the beast chomps away and devours his victims throughout the city neighbourhoods and sewers.

Versions

uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA R
MPAA

87:01s UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
  • 2010 Anchor Bay Double Bill R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2003 Anchor Bay R2 DVD
  • 2000 Digital Entertainment video
  • 1991 Braveworld VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC cut
category cuts
A cert 89:27s
=85:52s
UK: Passed A (PG) after BBFC cuts for category for:
  • 1982 cinema release

From IMDb. Cut by the BBFC to heavily edit scenes of gore:

  • including shots of legs being bitten off,
  • a car being destroyed by the alligator
  • victims being eaten alive during the garden party attack
  • and to remove one instance of the word fuck
 v          Almost Famous


 X   Almost Famous

Link Here
  • Untitled: Almost Famous the Bootleg Cut
Almost Famous
There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

154:50s 2000 US music drama by Cameron Crowe
With Billy Crudup and Frances McDormand. IMDb

The Extended Version/Director's Cut/Untitled Bootleg Cut was passed 15 uncut for:

The US release featuring the Director's Cut/Untitled Bootleg Cut is MPAA Unrated for:

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC uncut15 cert

MPAA
R Rated

118:00s The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2007 UCA R2 DVD
  • 2001 Columbia/TriStar R2 DVD
  • 2000 cinema release
 v          Almost Human - 1974 Italy action crime thriller by Umberto Lenzi.


 X   Almost Human

Link Here
  • Milano Odia: La Polizia Non Puo' Sparare
Almost Human is a 1974 Italy action crime thriller by Umberto Lenzi.
Starring Tomas Milian, Henry Silva and Laura Belli. IMDb
Uncut and 18 rated in the UK for 2011 DVD. The film was re-worked in the US and was released with an MPAA R rating.

Summary Notes

A psychotic small-time criminal realizes that the everyday robberies, rapes and murders he commits aren't making him all that much money, so he figures to hit the "big time" by kidnapping the daughter of a rich man.

Versions

BBFC uncut
Italian Version
uncut
run: 99:28s
pal: 95:29s
18 1980UK: The Italian Version was passed 18 uncut for strong sexual violence and sexualised violence:
BBFC uncut
US Version
uncut
run: 92:04s
pal: 88:23s
MPAA RUS: The US version is MPAA R rated

See article from movie-censorship.com

The US theatrical version, which was revised by the US producer/distributor Joseph Brenner. The film was advertised as a horror movie with newly designed posters, using Giulio's madness as a hook.

 v          Aloft - 2014 USA / Spain / France drama by Claudia Llosa.


 X   Aloft

Link Here

Aloft is a 2014 USA / Spain / France drama by Claudia Llosa.
Starring Jennifer Connelly, Mélanie Laurent and Cillian Murphy. Youtube link IMDb

The film was first rated R for sexuality and language. The some months later, but still before US release, it was resubmitted and this time rated R for language and some sexuality.

Commentators and early reviews noted that sex scenes seemed to be excessive. It would seem that these scenes have been editted out or reduced prior to US release.

 v          Alone in the Dark - 1982 USA horror thriller by Jack Sholder.


 X   Alone in the Dark (1982)

Link Here

Alone in the Dark is a 1982 USA horror thriller by Jack Sholder.
Starring Jack Palance, Donald Pleasence and Martin Landau. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Uncut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema release in 1982. However BBFC cuts were required for 18 rated VHS in 1987. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Summary Notes

Thanks to a major power cut, a gang of psychopaths breaks out of the Haven maximum security mental institute in order to lay siege to the psychiatrists who have tormented them over the years with their bizarre theories...

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 93:03s
pal: 89:20s
18

MPAA R

UK: Uncut and BBFC Unrated for:

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

  • 1982 cinema release
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
cut: 15s
run: 92:57s
pal: 89:14s
18UK: Passed 18 after 15s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1987 Rank Video Library VHS

From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were:

Edits to a scene where a babysitter is threatened by knife thrusts while kneeling on a bed.

 v          Alone In The Dark - 2005 Canada/Germany/US action horror by Uwe Boll


 X   Alone In The Dark (2005)

Link Here

Alone In The Dark is a 2005 Canada/Germany/US action horror by Uwe Boll
Starring Christian Slater, Tara Reid and Stephen Dorff BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Exists as a Theatrical Version and a Director's Cut

Summary Notes

A detective of the paranormal slowly unravels mysterious events with deadly results.

Versions

BBFC uncut
Director's Cut
run: 99:39s
pal: 95:40s
MPAA UnratedUS: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated.

From IMDb:

The German DVD release of the Director's Cut has additional gore scenes (e.g. Miles is now brutally killed on screen instead off screen as seen in the theatrical version) and a new martial arts fight scene. The love scene between Christian Slater and Tara Reid has been removed.

uncut
Theatrical Version
run: 98:00s
pal: 94:05s
18 1980

MPAA R

UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence:
  • 2005 Technicolor/ Entertainment One R2 DVD

US: The Theatrical Version is MPAA R rated for violence and language

 v          Alpha - 2018 USA family adventure drama by Albert Hughes.


 X   Alpha

Link Here
  • The Solutrean
Alpha is a 2018 USA family adventure drama by Albert Hughes.
Starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Natassia Malthe and Leonor Varela. IMDb
Exists as a Theatrical Version and Director's Cut.

Summary Notes

An epic adventure set in the last Ice Age, ALPHA tells a fascinating, visually stunning story that shines a light on the origins of man's best friend. While on his first hunt with his tribe's most elite group, a young man is injured and must learn to survive alone in the wilderness. Reluctantly taming a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair learn to rely on each other and become unlikely allies, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds in order to find their way home before winter arrives.

Director's Cut

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 95:09s
pal: 91:21s
12 cert

MPAA Unrated

UK: The Director's Cut was passed 12 uncut for moderate threat, injury detail:
  • 2019 Sony [Director's Cut + Theatrical Version] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon

US: The Extended Version is MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2018 Sony [Extended + Theatrical versions] R0 Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon

See article from movie-censorship.com :

The Director's Cut is the better version. The grittiness had been toned for the Theatrical Version perhaps with a family audience in mind. The Director's Cut puts scenes back in the correct order and drops the tacked on happy ending.

Theatrical Version

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 96:25s
pal: 92:34s
12 cert

12A

MPAA PG-13

UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 12A/12 uncut for moderate threat, injury detail
  • 2019 Sony [Theatrical Version only] R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2018 cinema release

US: The Theatrical Version was passedPG-13 for some intense peril.

 v          Amadeus


 X   Amadeus

Link Here

Amadeus

There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

uncut
uncut
PG cert

MPAA
R Rated

172:57s 1984 US drama by Milos Forman. With F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce and Elizabeth Berridge. IMDb

The Director's Cut was passed PG uncut for"

The US release is uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

From version details on IMDb

  • The additional material is non-contentious such as the restoration of a subplot featuring Kenneth McMillan as a patron with a serious dog problem.
BBFC uncutPG cert

MPAA
PG

153:20s The Theatrical Version was passed PG uncut for:
  • 1998 Warner VHS
  • 1993 Braveworld VHS
  • 1991 Braveworld VHS
  • 1984 cinema release
 v          Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip - 2015 USA family animation comedy by Walt Becker.


 X   Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip

Link Here
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks: the Road Chip - Look For It
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks: the Road Chip
  • Alvin y las ardillas 4
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip is a 2015 USA family animation comedy by Walt Becker.
Starring Bella Thorne, Kaley Cuoco and Anna Faris. Youtube link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for a U rated cinema release in 2016.
Summary Notes

Through a series of misunderstandings, Alvin, Simon and Theodore come to believe that Dave is going to propose to his new girlfriend in Miami...and dump them. They have three days to get to him and stop the proposal, saving themselves not only from losing Dave but possibly from gaining a terrible stepbrother.

Versions

BBFC cut
category cuts
U

MPAA PG
MPAA

91:52s
=88:12s

UK: Passed U uncut for mild comic violence, very mild bad language for:
  • 2016 Twentieth Century Fox video
  • 2016 cinema release titled Alvin and the Chipmunks: the Road Chip
The BBFC commented in the the Annual Report covering 2016:

In the family comedy Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip there was a single use of mild bad language when the film was originally submitted to the BBFC. The distributor requested a U classification, so we wrote a cuts list requiring the removal of the term 'crap' in order for the work to be classified at the most junior category. The use of the word 'crap' was changed to 'crud' -- a term acceptable at U under current BBFC Classification Guidelines

US: Rated PG for some mild rude humor and language

Presumably the resubmission to the BBFC was related to a new version also being resubmitted to the MPAA.
BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA PG
MPAA
UK: The BBFC found the use of the word 'crap' unacceptable for a U rating when first submitted

US: Originally rated PG for some mild rude humor but was replaced by an edited version before release.

            Always Say Yes - 2019 Chile / Mexico gay drama by Alberto Fuguet. See Hardcore 18s: Always Say Yes
 v          Amar Akbar Anthony - 2015 drama by Nadirshah.


 X   Amar Akbar Anthony

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Amar Akbar Anthony is a 2015 drama by Nadirshah.
Starring Prithviraj Sukumaran, Jayasurya and Indrajith.

BBFC category cuts were required for a 2015 12A rated cinema release

Versions

BBFC cut
category cuts
2:53s
12A 137:28s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, threat, sex and drug references after 2:53s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Distributor chose to make cuts to elements of strong violence (revenge mob violence; broken bottles and rocks used as weapons; focus on strong impact blows, limb breaks and bloody injury detail) to achieve a 12A certificate. A 15 without cuts was available.
 v   The Amazing Transplant


 X   The Amazing Transplant

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The Amazing Transplant

There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

12:14s 1897:03s 1970 US Fantasy by Doris Wishman

Cut by the BBFC in 2005 with the following comments: Cuts to scenes of a rape presented as enjoyable and to eroticised depictions of sexual assault. Cuts required to three scenes of sexual assault in the feature to remove elements which endorse or eroticise the activity. Cuts also required to trailer for Love Toy to remove suggestion of incest and to images of naked children in a documentary on the penis.

The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon

Review from Amazon US In the world of exploitation cinema, Doris Wishman was a trailblazer. She also was slightly nuts. So it's only natural that she would be the one with the [moxy] to make "The Amazing Transplant," the first penis transplant movie. Nerdy Arthur never had much luck with the ladies, but lately he's raping women.... The reason? That brand new penis he got (in a bloodless surgery) also gave him a new fetish that makes him lose control when he sees women wearing gold earrings! As if the story wasn't odd enough, the uninitiated might find Wishman's style a bit jarring. All dialog is post-dubbed so, in an apparent effort to avoid troublesome lip-synching, Doris tries not to turn the camera on anyone who's supposed to be speaking.

In addition to Wishman's hypnotically surreal narrative, check out the included trailers to Wishman movies like "Deadly Weapons," "The Immoral Three" and her sickest movie, "Love Toy." Topping off this DVD trashfest are a couple of shorts, "Penis Facts" and a Navy sex hygiene film that's surprisingly explicit --and hilarious.

 v          Amazonia: The Catherine Miles Story - 1985 Italian adventure by Mario Gariazzo.


 X   Amazonia: The Catherine Miles Story

Link Here
  • Captive Women VII: White Slave
  • Forest Slave
  • Schiave bianche: violenza in Amazzonia
  • White Slave
Amazonia: The Catherine Miles Story is a 1985 Italian adventure by Mario Gariazzo.
With Elvire Audray, Will Gonzales and Dick Campbell. YouTube icon IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for VHS and 2003 DVD. Uncut for 2013 DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Summary Review: Original

A young woman seeks vengeance and finds love when her parents are killed in the Amazon and she is taken prisoner by an indigenous tribe of headhunters.

I have almost all of the cannibal movies ever made and this is one of the most original.

A girl takes a boat voyage with her parents, aunt and uncle. Her parents are killed with blowguns. A tribe of natives takes the girl captive and a warrior takes a particular liking to her, but it is said he killed her parents.

The girl is modestly hot and topless through most of it. This is a must-see for fans of cannibals.

Versions

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA R

86:29s UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong gory violence for:

US: uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut

1885:51s UK: A pre-cut version was passed 18 with some BBFC cuts waived for
  • 2003 Pegasus DVD
BBFC cut
52s
18 85:32s UK: Passed 18 after 52s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 Avatar VHS

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . 9 cuts totalling 29s were:

  • Catherine watching her mom being decapitated
  • Catherine watching Omukai decapitate an opponent
  • Catherine having flash back of her decapitated mom
  • 2 shots of crocodile eating native
  • 2 shots of natives with bullet wounds
  • A boy being shot in the head
  • A close up of a woman being killed with an axe
 v          America 3000 - 1986 USA action adventure sci-fi by David Engelbach.


 X   America 3000

Link Here

America 3000 is a 1986 USA action adventure sci-fi by David Engelbach.
With Chuck Wagner, Laurene Landon, William Wallace. IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for cinema and VHS. Uncut in the US

Summary Notes:

Enjoyably Bad

In Colorado, 900 years after a nuclear war in the USA, the mankind is back to the stone ages. Only Korvis and a friend are intelligent enough to flee and found a tribe of their own. Will they manage to teach the women love to men again?

This movie really is dumb and silly but in an enjoyable sort of way.

Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA
PG-13
~94:00s
=~90:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:
BBFC cut
3s
15 cert 89:01s UK: Passed 15 after 3s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1988 cinema release
  • 1986 MGM VHS
 v          American Assassin - 2017 USA action thriller by Michael Cuesta.


 X   American Assassin

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American Assassin is a 2017 USA action thriller by Michael Cuesta.
Starring Dylan O'Brien, Michael Keaton and Taylor Kitsch. IMDb

Uncut in the US and UK but cut n India for an adults only 'A. rating.
Summary Notes

Twenty three-year-old Mitch lost his parents to a tragic car accident at the age of fourteen, and his ]girlfriend to a terrorist attack just as they were engaged. Seeking revenge, he is enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy as a black ops recruit. Kennedy then assigns Cold War veteran Stan Hurley to train Mitch. Together they will later on investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets. The discovery of a pattern in the violence leads them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative intent on starting a world war in the Middle East.

Versions

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA R

UK: Rated 18 uncut for strong sadistic and bloody violence

US: Rated R uncut for strong violence throughout, some torture, language and brief nudity.

cut
cut
India flag
India
India: Passed A [adults only] after CBFC cuts

The CBFC cuts were:

  • 'Motherfucker' is still a taboo term. It will always be the same, says a CBFC source referring to the word that was ordered out.
  • The word 'bastard' has also been cut.
  • So has a shot of a woman's frontal nudity.
 v          American Dragon - 1994 Hong Kong action film by Siu-Hung Leung (Tony Leung).


 X   American Dragon

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  • Hu xue tu long zhi hong tian xian jing
  • Guns of Dragon
American Dragon is a 1994 Hong Kong action film by Siu-Hung Leung (Tony Leung).
Starring Mark Cheng, Steven Darrow and Alex Fong. IMDb
Pre-cut for the 18 rated VHS and DVD.
Promotional Material

Tony Leung directs this heroic bloodshed movie. After years of busting the Triads on the back streets of Hong Kong, legendary cop Tony Lam is out for a new life. On his way to paradise he stops off in another hell hole - New York City. He has flown into an urban jungle where an assassination squad want him dead and the FBI want him alive. Now it's time for him to mix fire with fury on the mean streets.

Versions

BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut
30s

1888:03s UK: A pre-cut version was passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2000 MIA R2 DVD
  • 1994 New Age VHS
See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com :
  • 3 cuts of blood spurts of victims being shot
  • 22s cut from rape by Tai Fei who can't get it up so he uses a gun instead
 v          American Gangster


 X   American Gangster

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American Gangster

There are no censorship issues for this film

American Gangster is a 2007 USA / UK crime biography by Ridley Scott.
Starring Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe and Chiwetel Ejiofor. IMDb
Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Version.

Summary Notes

Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. As a result, his product is superior to what is currently available on the street and his prices are lower. His alliance with the New York Mafia ensures his position. It is also the story of a dedicated and honest policeman, Richie Roberts, who heads up a joint narcotics task force with the Federal government. Based on a true story.

Extended Version

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 175:31s
pal: 168:30s
18

MPAA Unrated

UK: The Extended Version was passed 18 uncut:
  • 2019 Universal [Theatrical + Extended versions] R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2008 Universal [Theatrical + Extended versions] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
US: The Extended Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2019 Universal [Theatrical + Extended versions] R0 4K Blu-ray at US Amazon

From version details on IMDb.The extra material includes:

  • A flashback with Frank Lucas and Bumpy Johnson on a boardwalk
  • A short scene showing Richie Roberts acquiring office space for his new narcotics task force (this added scene follows immediately after Toback assigns Roberts to head up the federal investigation using honest cops of Roberts' choice
  • A nighttime scene where Roberts and his team tail a drug pusher with a stash of Blue Magic to an auto body shop; the next morning, Spearman strikes a deal with the shop owner "Scott" over the phone, which leads up to Roberts under disguise dropping off $20,000 to get a supply of Blue Magic
  • In the Bronx, right after Spearman drops off Roberts and informs him that he'll circle the block, an extended scene takes place where Roberts sees both Scott take off in his Jeep and Spearman getting blocked by a broken-down truck, unable to reach Roberts. In desperation, Roberts stops a yellow cab and shows his badge, argues with the uncooperative cabbie to use it, and eventually decks the cabbie in the face to take control of the cab and quickly pursues the escaping drug pusher, ending with Roberts following the unsuspecting Scott on foot.
  • After the Christmas visit with Charlie Williams, there's an extended scene with Frank and Eva back at their home, where Frank reminisces how Bumpy gradually stayed more and more at home towards the end of his life because of constant police surveillance. He then asks Eva if she wants to go out, nevertheless.
  • An extended ending in 1991 where Lucas upon release from jail is picked up by Roberts, and the two make their way towards the intersection of 116 St. and Frederick Douglass Blvd, conversing while drinking lattes.

Theatrical Version

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 156:35s
pal: 150:19s
18

MPAA R

UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut:
  • 2007 Universal R2 DVD
  • 2007 cinema release

US: The Theatrical Version is MPAA R rated

 v          American Gods Season 1


 X   American Gods Season 1

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American Gods Season 1

There are no censorship issues for this film
 v          American Gothic - 1988 UK / Canada horror by John Hough.


 X   American Gothic

Link Here
  • Hide and Shriek
American Gothic is a 1988 UK / Canada horror by John Hough.
Starring Sarah Torgov, Terence Kelly and Mark Erickson. IMDb
Uncut and 18 rated for 1987 cinema release but 18 rated and cut for the follow up VHS. Later uncut again on 18 rated DVD in 2005. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Summary Notes

When six friends fly off on a weekend getaway and are suddenly plagued by engine trouble, they're forced to land on a remote island. Looking for shelter, they're grateful to encounter Ma and Pa and their children - an eccentric family living in the island's backwoods. But what begins as simple hospitality turns into a terrifying race for survival as the friends start disappearing one by one ... and turning up dead.

"American Gothic" is an unusual horror thriller in the simple way that it is character-driven - it doesn't care about suspense and does NOT go overboard in the gore department - although it lapses into Body Count Movie cliches.

Rod Steiger as usual is given an opportunity to go wildly over the top, and Yvonne DeCarlo, a.k.a. Lily Munster, is on hand as his wife. These two veterans tend to act rings around their younger co-stars.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
18

MPAA R

85:06s

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence with previous BBFC video cuts waived for: UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 1987 cinema release

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
58s
1884:09s

submitted
85:07s
UK: Passed 18 after 58s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1987 Virgin Vision VHS titled Hide and Shriek
 v     An American Haunting


 X   An American Haunting

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An American Haunting

There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

uncut
uncut
15 cert
MPAA
Unrated
86:31s 2005 UK/Canada/Romania/USA horror by Courtney Solomon

The US Unrated Version was passed 15 uncut for the 2005 cinema release and 2006 Lions Gate DVD.

There is also a version cut for a US PG-13

The uncut region 2 DVD is available at UK Amazon
The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon

 v          American Horror Story: Episode 1 - 2011 USA Sci-Fi horror mystery by Ryan Murphy.


 X   American Horror Story: Episode 1

Link Here
  • American Horror Story: Pilot
  • Deep in the Valley
American Horror Story: Episode 1 is a 2011 USA Sci-Fi horror mystery by Ryan Murphy.
Starring Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott and Evan Peters. IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for instructional suicide technique
Summary Notes

Vivien and Ben Harmon and their daughter Violet relocate to Los Angeles from Boston and buy a large old house. As required by law, the real estate agent discloses that the previous occupants were the victims of a murder-suicide. The Harmons think nothing of it and concentrate on repairing their marriage that has come under strain following Vivien's miscarriage and Ben's subsequent infidelity with one of his students. Ben is a psychiatrist and will meet his patients in the house. They meet the neighbors, the eccentric Constance and her daughter Adelaide. Vivien also hires a housekeeper, Moira, but Ben and Vivien don't quite see the same person when they look at her. Violet is bullied at school and befriends one of her dad's patients who has serious psychological problems. Strange events begin to occur.

Versions

BBFC cut
5s
1849:23s UK: Passed 18 for strong horror and self-harm images after 5s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2012 20th Century Fox Season 1 RB Blu-ray
  • 2012 20th Century Fox Season 1 R2 DVD

The BBFC commented:

Cut required to remove potentially harmful dialogue describing a particular suicide technique.

The horse may have already bolted though, the episode has been broadcast numerous times on TV in its uncut form.

 v          American Hot Babes


 X   American Hot Babes

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  • Deep in the Valley
American Hot Babes
There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
96:20s
=92:29s
2009 US comedy by Christian Forte. With Chris Pratt, Brendan Hines and Scott Caan. YouTube icon IMDb

The US release features the uncut Unrated Version for:

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com :

The Unrated Version features a couple more sexy scenes and more incidental nudity but this doesn't add up to much. The Unrated Version is 5:21s longer than the R Rated version.

BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut

15 cert

MPAA
R Rated

86:58s The cut R Rated version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2010 Metrodome R2 DVD
 v          American Ninja - 1985 USA action romance by Sam Firstenberg.


 X   American Ninja

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  • American Fighter
  • American Warrior
American Ninja is a 1985 USA action romance by Sam Firstenberg.
Starring Michael Dudikoff, Steve James and Judie Aronson. Youtube link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1985 cinema release and further cut for the subsequent VHS. Uncut since 18 rated 2001 DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Summary Review : Holds up well

American soldier, obviously very skilled in martial arts, single-handedly takes on mercenaries in the Philippines.

For being 20 years old this movie holds up remarkably well.

New recruit Michael Dudikoff unwillingly gets mixed up in some illegal arms transaction between crooked Army brass and a group of ninjas. He also accidentally arouses the lustful attention of the Colonel's hot tan daughter!

Some reviewers mention this as a "guilty pleasure" I disagree. With great fight scenes, icky sound effects every time somebody gets stabbed, a fun story and a energetic performance by Steve James there's no way you can classify this as a guilty pleasure. It's too good for that.

Versions

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA R

91:46s UK: Passed 18 uncut with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC cut
24s
18 91:06s UK: Passed 18 after 24s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1986 MGM/UA video

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com :

  • A scene showing Joe retrieving a throwing star from one dead ninja and using it to kill another has been cut.
  • A fight between Curtis and a bad guy is missing the bad guy's balls being painfully squeezed.
  • 2 more throwing stars used by Joe are deleted even though they miss their target.
BBFC cut
11s
18 95:12s
=91:24s
UK: Passed 18 after 11s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1985 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were

  • The sight of throwing stars was banned at this time
 v          American Ninja 2: The Confrontation - 1987 USA action drama by Sam Firstenberg.


 X   American Ninja 2: The Confrontation

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American Ninja 2: The Confrontation is a 1987 USA action drama by Sam Firstenberg.
With Michael Dudikoff, Steve James and Larry Poindexter. Melon Farmers linkYouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by the BBFC from 1987 until the cuts were waived for 2006 DVD. Uncut in the US.
Summary Review: Must Have Bad Action Films

On a remote Caribbean island, Army Ranger Joe Armstrong investigates the disappearance of several marines, which leads him to The Lion, a super-criminal who has kidnapped a local scientist and mass-produced an army of mutant Ninja warriors.

American Ninja 1, 2 & 3 represent everything that bad, low-budget action movies should be: negligible plotting, lame dialogue, wooding acting, and plenty of semi-believable martial-arts action.

Not that plot really matters, since it's interrupted about every five minutes for a fight scene. Dudikoff and the other guy can't really act, but they can fight, and that's all that really matters. No self-respecting fan of bad action should be without this DVD.

Versions

uncut
uncut
run: 89:30s
pal: 85:55s

18

MPAA R

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence with previous cuts waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC cut
cut
cut: 28s
run: 88:58s
pal: 85:24s
18UK: Passed 18 after 28s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1993 Warner VHS
  • 1988 Rank VHS
  • 1987 cinema release

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

  • A fight scene is missing with a throwing star missing Joe and getting stuck in a door.
  • The Joe pulls the star from the door but not in the cut version.
  • Joe hitting a ninja in the head with a throwing star has been deleted
  • Ninjas demonstrating their skills with throwing stars was cut.
  • Finally a ninja using a blowpipe was deleted possibly because the target board has a throwing star lodged in it.
 v          American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt - 1989 USA/Canada/South Africa action drama by Cedric Sundstrom.


 X   American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt

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American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt is a 1989 USA/Canada/South Africa action drama by Cedric Sundstrom.
With David Bradley, Steve James and Marjoe Gortner. YouTube icon IMDb

A pre-cut version was passed 18 for VHS. The film was later passed uncut on 15 rated DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Summary Review: Lower quality

Jackson is back, and now he has a new partner, karate champion Sean, as they must face a deadly terrorist known as The Cobra , who has infected Sean with a virus.

I don't know why Dudikoff quit, but I wish that it hadn't happened. Not that I dislike David Bradley, but Dudikoff is just a better actor, without doubt. On the contrary, Bradley is better in the fighting scenes, which (as always) makes up an important part in the movie.

American Ninja 3 has much of the same as in the two first movies, but with lower quality.

Versions

uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA R

86:06s UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

cut
pre-cut
1:04s
18 84:46s UK: A 1:04s pre-cut version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1993 Warner VHS
  • 1989 Canon VHS

The pre-cuts were:

  • Cut to remove all footage of nunchakus and a couple of shots of a throwing star.
 v          American Ninja 4: The Annihilation - 1990 USA action drama by Cedric Sundstrom.


 X   American Ninja 4: The Annihilation

Link Here
  • American Fighter 4 - Die Vernichtung
American Ninja 4: The Annihilation is a 1990 USA action drama by Cedric Sundstrom.
Starring Michael Dudikoff, David Bradley and James Booth. Youtube link IMDb
There are no censorship issues for this film
Summary Review

CIA agent Sean Davidson and his sidekick Carl are sent into the stronghold of sadistic British ex-soldier Mulgrew to rescue some Delta Force commandoes who have been captured and tortured. When Sean, Carl and pretty doctor Sarah run into some problems, Peace Corps vet Joe Armstrong is lured out of retirement to stop Mulgrew's plan to explode a nuclear device in New York City.

Say what you want but I love this movie. After all, who doesn't love story's where a few brave warriors defeat all odds and the enemy to save the day!

Obviously not an Academy Award winner, but who cares. This is a total guy film. Not to forget, the late Robin Stille is a very attractive addition to the story.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
15

MPAA R

99:24s

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence with previous video cut waived and previous distributor pre-cuts reinstated for: US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
1s

cut
pre-cut

1894:32s

submitted
94:33s
UK: A pre-cut version was passed 18 after 1s of further BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1991 Pathe VHS

The 1991 UK video version was pre-edited by the distributors to remove all footage of nunchakus and throwing stars, and then cut by a further 1 second by the BBFC to delete an ear clap.

 v          American Ninja V


 X   American Ninja V

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  • American Ninja 5
American Ninja V
There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

1:11s 1897:03s 1993 US action film by Bobby Jean Leonard

The Warner video was cut by the BBFC when submitted in 1993.

  • Cut to remove martial arts weapons ie nunchakus and throwing stars
  • Edits to scene of boy being kicked

The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon
The uncut region 1 DVD is available via UK Amazon

Review from US Amazon : Ninja or Disney?

Here we get the "PG-13/Karate Kid wanna-be" version of American Ninja. David Bradley (American Ninja 3 & 4) returns but this time he plays a different character.

Another bummer is that now the great fight sequences are gone. The fights from the previous Ninja instalments are more tamed down, kid friendly battle scenes with Hiro making stupid comments every now and then.

It's as if the filmmakers were targeting fans of the Karate Kid series instead of fans the violent R-Rated American Ninja franchise. Mistake.

 v          American Oddballs


 X   American Oddballs

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American Oddballs

There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

1971 USA sex comedy by John G Avildsen

See Cry Uncle

 v          American Pie - 1999 USA comedy by Paul Weitz and Chris Weitz (uncredited).


 X   American Pie

Link Here

American Pie is a 1999 USA comedy by Paul Weitz and Chris Weitz (uncredited).
Starring Jason Biggs, Chris Klein and Thomas Ian Nicholas. YouTube icon IMDb

Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. Later released in an uncut Extended Version which is MPAA Unrated. Both Versions are 15 rated in the UK without BBFC cuts.
Summary Notes

Jim, Oz, Finch and Kevin are four friends who make a pact that before they graduate they will all lose their virginity. The hard job now is how to reach that goal by prom night. Whilst Oz begins singing to grab attention and Kevin tries to persuade his girlfriend, Finch tries any easy route of spreading rumors and Jim fails miserably. Whether it is being caught on top of a pie or on the Internet, Jim always ends up with his trusty sex advice from his father. Will they achieve their goal of getting laid by prom night? Or will they learn something much different?

Unrated Version

uncut
Extended Version
run: 95:22s
pal: 91:33s
15 cert

MPAA Unrated

UK: The Extended Version/Unseen Edition/Ultimate Edition/Unrated Version was passed 15 uncut for:
  • 2012 Universal American R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2012 Universal American Pie 1-3 Box Set R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2010 Universal Ultimate Edition R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2002 Columbia/TriStar R2 DVD
  • 2000 Universal R2 DVD

US: The Extended Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

From IMDb. The Unrated version contains extra/variant scenes:

  • A slightly different version of Jim humping the pie. The theatrical release included Jim's father catching him with the pie while standing near the counter in the kitchen. The unrated version shows Jim's father catching him laying on top of the pie on the bar in the kitchen.
  • An extra, more explicit shot of Kevin and the cup of beer. In the unrated version, the cup with semen in it is clear. In the R-rated version, the cup is slightly tinted yellow to make the semen less visible.
  • More graphic pages from "The Sex Bible".
  • More moaning from Vicki while Kevin puts the Bible to use.
  • Approximately 5 more seconds of Nadia pleasuring herself on Jim's bed.

Theatrical Version

BBFC uncut
Theatrical Version

mpaa cut
cut

15 cert

MPAA R

UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2000 Universal R2 DVD
  • 2000 Columbia/TriStar R2 DVD
  • 1999 cinema release
 v          American Pie 2


 X   American Pie 2

Link Here

American Pie 2

There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

106:06s 2001 US comedy by JB Rogers.
With Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott and Shannon Elizabeth. IMDb

UK: The Unseen Version/Unrated Version was passed 15 uncut for:

  • 2012 Universal American Pie 1-3 Box Set R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2011 Universal R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2003 Universal R2 DVD
  • 2002 Columbia/TriStar R2 DVD

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

See version differences from movie-censorship.com . The Unrated version features a few slightly ruder scenes but it doesn't really seem that these would cause many problems to the censors.

BBFC uncut

MPAA
6:07s

15 cert

MPAA
R Rated

100:14s UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2002 Universal R2 DVD
  • 2001 cinema release
 v          American Pie 3: The Wedding - 2003 US comedy by Jesse Dylan.


 X   American Pie 3: The Wedding

Link Here
  • American Wedding
  • American Pie: The Wedding
American Pie 3: The Wedding is a 2003 US comedy by Jesse Dylan.
With Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan and Seann William Scott. YouTube icon IMDb
Uncut in the UK. The US had a cut R rated theatrical version

Versions

uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

96:10s UK: The Unrated Version was passed 15 uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

mpaa cut
cut
MPAA R 96:28s
=92:36s
US: There is also a shorter and less 'rude' US R Rated Theatrical Version. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com
 v          American Pie Presents: Band Camp


 X   American Pie Presents: Band Camp

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American Pie Presents: Band Camp

There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

BBFC uncut

MPAA
3:10s

15 cert

MPAA
R Rated

87:14s 2005 US comedy by Steve Rash

The BBFC passed the US R rated version 15 without cuts for the 2004 Universal DVD

  • The cuts are to a masturbatory fantasy
  • and cuts to lots of breasts.

See detailed cuts at movie-censorship.com

The uncut region 1 DVD is available via UK Amazon
The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon

 v          American Pie Presents: The Book of Love


 X   American Pie Presents: The Book of Love

Link Here
  • American Pie 7
American Pie Presents: The Book of Love
There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

uncut
uncut
1893:22s 2009 US comedy by John Putch with Bug Hall, Kevin M. Horton. IMDb

The Extended Cut was passed 18 uncut for:

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com :

The Extended Cut includes 3:40s of additional material over and above the US Unrated Version. There are 8 extra scenes including the pop tarty scene where contestants have to flash their breasts when they get an answer wrong. This scene is a DVD extra in the US Unrated release.

cut
pre-cut
3:40s
MPAA
Unrated
~95:00s
=~91:00s

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com :

The unrated version is two and a half minutes longer then the R-rated version. There are four uncontentious additional/extended scenes:

  • an additional scene of a hostile exchange between Imogen and the boys as she comes up the escalator.
  • an extended scene of Rob using his mother's credit card at the lingerie store.
  • an additional scene of a hostile exchange between Imogen and Stifler at the party.
  • an additional scene of Nathan performing oral sex on his girlfriend.
cut
pre-cut
6:15s
MPAA
R Rated
~93:00s
=~89:00s
The US R Rated Version is the shortest but is not missing anything very important.
 v          American Psycho - 2000 USA crime drama by Mary Harron.


 X   American Psycho

Link Here
  • Psicópata americano
American Psycho is a 2000 USA crime drama by Mary Harron.
Starring Christian Bale, Justin Theroux and Josh Lucas. IMDb
The film was originally cut in the US for an MPAA R rating but the uncut version was released worldwide and on home video.
Summary Notes

Patrick Bateman, a young, well to do man working on wall street at his father's company kills for no reason at all. As his life progresses his hatred for the world becomes more and more intense.

Uncut Version

uncut
uncut
run: 101:51s
pal: 97:47s
18

MPAA Unrated

UK: The Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for: US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Theatrical Version

mpaa cut
cut
MPAA R US: The film was originally awarded an NC-17 rating and the producers made a number of cuts to secure an MPAA R rating
 v          American Reunion


 X   American Reunion

Link Here
  • American Pie: Reunion
  • American Pie 4
American Reunion
There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

113:35s
=109:02s
UK: The Extended/Unrated Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language, sex references, crude humour and drug use for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2012 Universal [Theatrical + Extended] R0 Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon
  • 2012 Universal [Theatrical + Extended] R1 DVD at US Amazon

See article from movie-censorship.com . The 62s of additional material is nothing controversial, just dialogue and a few more shots of Ali Cobrin's breasts.

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
63s

15 cert

MPAA R

108:02s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2012 Universal [Theatrical + Extended] R0 Blu-Ray at UK Amazon
  • 2012 cinema release
 v          American Samurai


 X   American Samurai

Link Here
  • Ninja: American Samurai
American Samurai
There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

BBFC
1s
1886:02s 1992 US action film by Sam Firstenberg. With David Bradley, Mark Dacascos and Valarie Trapp. IMDb

The Unrated Version was passed 18 after 1s of BBFC cuts for:

  • 1993 Warner VHS

The BBFC cuts were

  • Cut to remove the sight of a twirling butterfly knife

Note that the US R rated version is even more cut

            American Translation - 2011 France drama by Pascal Arnold & Jean-Marc Barr See Hardcore 18s: American Translation
 v          American Wedding


 X   American Wedding

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American Wedding

There are no censorship issues for this film
 v     An American Werewolf in London - 1981 UK / USA horror by John Landis.


 X   An American Werewolf in London

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An American Werewolf in London is a 1981 UK / USA horror by John Landis.

There are no censorship issues for this film
 v     An American Werewolf in Paris - 1997 UK / Netherlands / Luxembourg / USA / France comedy horror romance by Anthony Waller.


 X   An American Werewolf in Paris

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An American Werewolf in Paris is a 1997 UK / Netherlands / Luxembourg / USA / France comedy horror romance by Anthony Waller.
Starring Tom Everett Scott, Julie Delpy and Vince Vieluf. YouTube icon IMDb

Uncut in the UK and US. There also exists a longer workprint version
Summary Notes

The daughter of the werewolf from AWIL is alive and living in Paris where her mother (from the first film) and stepfather are trying to overcome her lycanthropic disease. A trio of American tourists on a thrill seeking trip around Europe manage to stop her from plunging to her death from the top of the Eiffel tower and are embroiled in a horrific but often hilarious plot involving a secret society of werewolves based in the city and a drug which allows werewolves to change at any time... This time there's no need for a full moon...

Versions

uncut
uncut
15 cert94:20s UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

uncut
uncut
97:53s There also exists a workprint version
 v          The Amityville Horror - 1979 USA horror by Stuart Rosenberg.


 X   The Amityville Horror

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The Amityville Horror is a 1979 USA horror by Stuart Rosenberg.

There are no censorship issues for this film
 v          Amityville II: The Possession - 1982 US/Mexican horror by Damiano Damiani.


 X   Amityville II: The Possession

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Amityville II: The Possession is a 1982 US/Mexican horror by Damiano Damiani.
With James Olson, Burt Young and Rutanya Alda. YouTube icon IMDb

Summary Review:
Repulsive little flick

A family moves into their new home, which proves to be evil, resulting in the demonic possession of the teenage son. Only the local priest can save him.

Amityville II: Possession is actually one impressively repulsive little flick, trafficking as it does in a massively dysfunctional family, incest, bloody murder, demonic possession, priests neglecting needy parishioners to go romping off on a hunting expedition, heads exploding like rotten melons, and lots of nasty creepy slimy things factory designed to go bump in the night.

I wasn't expecting anything at all from Amityville 2, so imagine my surprise when I found a full-bore, absolutely relentless, tastily atmospheric little horror flick that practically exuded evil through its pores: Amityville 2: Possession is certainly not for the fainthearted.

Versions

uncut
uncut
No Cert

MPAA
R rated

104:30s
=100:19s
UK: Thanks to MM. The 2004 Sanctuary Special/Collector's Edition DVD is now uncut restoring the cuts to the killing of Burt Young. But there's no BBFC record of an uncut version. Maybe a PAL import: US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2013 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 1st October 2013
BBFC uncut

cut
shortened 6:07s

1893:55s UK: A shortened version was passed 18 without cuts for:
  • 2012 Scanbox R2 DVD
  • 2010 Lions Gate Online
  • 2010 Lions Gate R2 DVD

See Pictorial details of shortened version from translate.google.com

BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut
7s

1899:47s UK: Passed 18 after being pre-cut by 7s for:
  • 1991 Castle VHS
  • 1990 Castle VHS
  • 1989 Warner VHS
  • 1982 cinema release

The pre-cuts are as follows:

  • A shot of Anthony (Burt Young) standing in the doorway drinking whisky, while Sonny (Jack Magner) comes up behind him raising a shotgun
  • A shot of Patricia (Diane Franklin) picking up the phone and putting it down again as a shot is heard
  • A shot of Anthony falling backwards against a door, having been shot
 v          Amityville 3 - 1983 USA horror thriller by Richard Fleischer.


 X   Amityville 3

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Amityville 3 is a 1983 USA horror thriller by Richard Fleischer.

There are no censorship issues for this film
 v          Amityville: The Awakening - 2016 USA horror thriller by Franck Khalfoun.


 X   Amityville: The Awakening

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  • Amityville: The Reawakening
Amityville: The Awakening is a 2016 USA horror thriller by Franck Khalfoun.
Starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bella Thorne and Jennifer Morrison. Youtube link IMDb
The film was cut for an MPAA PG-13 rating for disturbing horror violence and terror, suggestive images, brief language and thematic material.

It was previously submitted a few months earlier under the title Amityville: The Reawakening and was rated R for strong horror violence and for language.

            Among the Believers - 2015 Pakistan / USA war biography by Mohammed Naqvi and Hemal Trivedi. See Banned International: Among the Believers
 v   The Amorous Milkman


 X   The Amorous Milkman

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The Amorous Milkman

There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

cut 1886:15s 1975 UK sex comedy by Derren Nesbitt

The 1975 cinema release was heavily cut on BBFC instruction and the cuts have persisted through to 1998 video releases from Arrow and Cinema Club

  • Innuendo about pussies and the clap was removed
  • Farcical/blue movie/Benny Hill style sex scenes were reduced
  • Also cut for violence
 v   The Amorous Prawn - 1962 UK comedy by Anthony Kimmins.


 X   The Amorous Prawn

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  • The Playgirl and the War Minister
  • The Amorous Mr. Prawn
The Amorous Prawn is a 1962 UK comedy by Anthony Kimmins.
Starring Ian Carmichael, Joan Greenwood and Cecil Parker. IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for a 1962 U rated cinema release. The short running time suggests that these cuts have persisted to the U rated 2001 and 2016 DVDs.
Summary Notes

General and Lady Fitzadam live at a remote army outpost in Scotland, their last assignment before the General retires. The General is sent abroad and in his absence, Lady Fitzadam decides to convert their spacious estate into a fishing resort for American tourists.

Versions

BBFC cut
category cuts

best available
best
available

U

U pre 1970

85:47s

submitted
91:07s
=87:28s

UK: Presumably the cut cinema version was passed U for mild comic innuendo, mild bad language for:

UK: Passed U after category cuts for:

  • 1962 cinema release
 v          Amsterdamned - 1988 Dutch action film by Dick Maas.


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Amsterdamned is a 1988 Dutch action film by Dick Maas.
With Huub Stapel, Monique van de Ven and Serge-Henri Valcke. YouTube icon IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1989 cinema release and VHS. Uncut since 2009 15 rated DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Summary Review: Aquatic serial killer

A mysterious diver hiding in Amsterdam's canal system embarks on a rampage of gruesome murders, terrifying city officials and leaving few clues for the city's best detective.

Dutch director Dick Maas clearly has a flair for entertainment. This serial killer film is lifted above the norm by a series of fantastic sequences; from creepy murder scenes to a hilariously over the top speed boat chase through the canals of Amsterdam, Amsterdamned is a delight to watch from start to finish.

Dick Maas bombards the audience with stunning location shots, deliriously entertaining sequences and some very sinister moments of horror to ensure that Amsterdamned never becomes trite or dull - and besides, every time there's a danger of the film going downhill, our competent director is on hand with another grisly murder sequence! The atmosphere is always foreboding as it is made clear that the murderer could strike at any time.

Versions

uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA R

108:35s UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language and violence after previous BBFC cuts waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

BBFC cut
6s
18 113:09s
=108:37s
UK: Passed 18 after 6s of BBFC cuts for
  • 1989 Locus VHS
  • 1989 cinema release

Thanks to Bleach:

  • At 52 mins -When knife protrudes through rubber dinghy on which woman is sunbathing, a zoom in to close up of knife between woman's parted legs, pantied crotch to camera, was removed.
 v          Amuck - 1972 Italy mystery thriller by Silvio Amadio.


 X   Amuck

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  • Alla ricerca del piacere
  • Hot Bed of Sex
  • Amuck!
  • In Search of Pleasure
  • Leather and Whips
Amuck is a 1972 Italy mystery thriller by Silvio Amadio.
Starring Farley Granger, Barbara Bouchet and Rosalba Neri. IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1972 cinema release under the title Hot Bed of Sex. The BBFC cuts were waived for 18 rated 2017 Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US. There also exists a shortened version titled Leather and Whips
Promotional Material
It was for her part in classic Italian shockers like BLACK BELLY OF THE TARANTULA and DON T TORTURE A DUCKLING that cemented Barbara Bouchet s status as one of the most libidinous icons of Euro-cult cinema. Happily, Silvio Amadio's saucy thriller AMUCK! fits snugly into this giallo-centric category too, and here Bouchet stars as Greta; a nubile young secretary under the recent employment of the cravat-wearing Richard (Farley Granger ROPE). Partial to the occasional bout of swinging along with his wanton wife Eleanora (Rosalba Neri SLAUGHTER HOTEL), Richard also seems to harbour a dark secret: the mysterious whereabouts of his missing former assistant, Sally, whom Greta knows very intimately indeed...

Versions

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

96:27s
98:16s
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex, nudity, sexual violence with previous BBFC cuts waived for: US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
cut
X cert submitted
91:17s
UK: A short version was passed X (18) after compulsory BBFC cuts for:
  • 1972 cinema release titled Hot Bed of Sex
cut
Shortened Leather & Whips Version
~78:00s From IMDb. Amuck (1972) has also been released in a shortened, 78 minutes version under the title Leather and Whips (1972).

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