Anaconda is a 1997 USA / Brazil / Peru horror adventure thriller by Luis Llosa. Starring Jon Voight, Jennifer Lopez and Eric Stoltz.
The film was cut in the US for strong language for an MPAA PG-13 rating. This cut version has been released worldwide ever since.
When a documentary crew traveling
through the Amazon jungle, picks up a stranded man, they are unaware of the trouble that will occur. This stranger's hobby is to capture the giant Anaconda snake, and plans to continue targeting it on their boat, by any means necessary.
US: Cut for an MPAA PG-13 rating.
The cuts were for strong language and have persisted into all worldwide
Anarchy Parlor - 2015 Lithuania horror by Devon Downs and Kenny Gage. See Killer Ink
After Brian Fantana comments on being hung over from the previous night's party, Champ states I woke up on the floor of some Japanese family's living room, and they would NOT stop screaming! , to which Brick replies, I ate a big red
candle". In the director's cut, Champ says I woke up this morning and I shit a squirrel. The hell of it is, the damn thing's still alive. So I've got this shit covered squirrel down there in the office, and I don't know what to name it. Brick replies,
I'm sorry, I think I ate your chocolate squirrel.
The scene of Ron Burgundy walking around the office with an erection is extended by about fifteen seconds.
Ron daydreams of being married to Veronica, and has two children. After
coming home from work, she appears from the kitchen in negligee, tells him that she's just prepared dinner in the nude, and they somewhat violently make out in the hallway.
The scene of Ron being carried away by the crowd after reading the
phrase Go fuck yourself, San Diego on the air is extended, with Ron screaming, I would never say fuck! I would never fucking ever fucking say that!
After the above, Ron goes to Tino's where he is forced to eat cat poop in regards
to the above incident.
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for:
2004 Universal R2 DVD
2004 cinema release
Note that a 2006 DVD audio commentary was rated 15 so raising the DVD release to an overall 15
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is a 2013 USA comedy by
Adam McKay. With Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate and Paul Rudd.
The film was cut in the US for an MPAA PG-13 rating. The cuts for US PG-13 are restored for the 15 rated UK cinema release. The US Unrated Version also restores the cuts for a PG-13, but also adds additional uncontentious material. A
very different Super Sized version was generated for an R rated second theatrical release. This was again 15 rated by the BBFC.
With the 70s behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron
Burgundy, returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm.
Super Sized Version
uncut Super Sized
UK: The Super Sized Version
was passed 15 uncut for infrequent strong sex references and hard drug use for:
2014 Paramount Home Entertainment [Theatrical + Super Sized] RB Blu-ray at
US: A supersized R rated Extended Version was created for a 2nd theatrical release. Rated R For language, drug use, sexual material and references.
Will Ferrell announced that
Anchorman 2 would be returning to theaters for a week, in a completely separate, R-rated version. The movie, described as super-sized, will hit theaters (again) on February 28th. .
Ferrell said that he and director
Adam McKay briefly contemplated splitting the sequel into two separate halves. Instead, they had editors working on parallel cuts of a single movie, so this re-release will be completely different, featuring almost 800 brand new jokes and raunchier
material (it was rated R by the MPAA).
Uncut Theatrical Version
UK: The Uncut UK
Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for infrequent strong sex references and hard drug use for:
2014 Paramount Home Entertainment [Theatrical + Super Sized] RB Blu-ray at
There are infrequent strong visual and verbal sex references, including a scene in which a man graphically explains different types of condoms, and a scene in which a man explains in
detail how to perform oral sex on a woman. The film also contains frequent comic sex references of a less detailed nature.
There is a scene in which men are seen smoking crack, which is comically presented as part of a news
investigation. However, the men doing the smoking are subsequently arrested. There are also verbal references to drug use. There are occasional scenes showing adults drinking alcohol and a scene in which a man has a cigar in his mouth.
The film contains one use of strong language ('fuck'), as well as some milder bad language, including uses of wanker , dick , shit , bullshit , bastard , bloody , son of a bitch and asshole
. There is also some discriminatory language and behavior, all of which is clearly disapproved of. In one scene, rival news teams engage in a comic mock battle with makeshift weapons. This includes some heavy blows, as well as comic sight of an arm
being severed and an eyeball landing on a hockey stick. There is also a scene in which Ron is depressed and attempts to hang himself. The attempt fails and there is no detail.
Collider asked Will Ferrell and David Koechner about the cuts that were made for PG-13
Ferrell said that the crack scene was a battle, that's been augmented. Originally there was more footage and the shots were wider. Also the censors weren't impressed when Brian actually gives the recipe for crack on the air! Some of the missing
footage can be seen in the British trailer, the Vials of Smiles.
The word vagina was said too many times in the 50 Greatest Vaginas in History. These had to be changed to "gina," "va-jay-jay".
There's a scene where Brian says "We can do stories on the amount of ejaculate on hotel duvets". This had to be changed to avoid use of the term term ejaculate .
And Now the Screaming Starts! is a 1973 UK horror by Roy Ward Baker. Starring Peter Cushing, Herbert Lom and Patrick Magee.
Originally passed X uncut for 1974 cinema release and Vipco 15 rated VHS in
1993. The US version was cut however, and it may have been that that was released in the UK on 1998 VHS with a 15 rating and 2004 DVD with a 12 rating. Uncut and MPAA Unrated for 2017 release in the US.
In 1795, in England, the young woman Catherine moves to the house of her fiancé Charles Fengriffen in the country to get married with him. When she arrives, she feels interest in the portraits of the Fengriffen family, particularly in
the one of Charle's grandfather Henry Fengriffen, which seems to have a sort of evil entity possessing it. While admiring Henry's face, a severed hand attacks Catherine through the picture on the wall. Later, she gets married with Charles, beginning her
journey of mystery, eerie apparitions, secrets and deaths, and having her days filled with fear and the nights with horrors in a cursed family.
Andrei Rublev is a 1966 Soviet Union historical biography by Andrei Tarkovsky (as Andrey
Tarkovskiy). Starring Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov and Nikolay Grinko.
Cut by the BBFC for AA rated 1973 short UK cinema version. Otherwise there
are two versions: a short director approved version and a longer Premiere Version.
The Director Approved Version does not contain the scene with the horse fall and so is uncut in the UK The BBFC seem to be in a bit of quandary about the level of
violence giving it both 12 and 15 ratings as well as describing the level of violence as both "moderate" and "strong".
Andreiv Rublev charts the life of the great icon
painter through a turbulent period of 15th Century Russian history, a period marked by endless fighting between rival Princes and by Tatar invasions.
US: The Premiere Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
2018 Sony/Criterion [Premiere Version + Director Approved Cut] R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon
2018 Sony/Criterion [Premiere Version + Director Approved Cut] R1 DVD at US Amazon
The same package was scheduled to be released in the UK too but the distributors withdrew the release when it was made known that the Premiere Version would require BBFC cuts for a horse fall.
Uncut Director Approved Version
UK: The Director
Approved Version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, threat for:
2016 cinema release
UK: The Director Approved Version was passed 15 uncut for moderate violence for:
2004 cinema release
UK: The Director Approved Version was passed 15 uncut for:
UK: Passed 12A for moderate bloody violence, sexual threat after 3:25s of BBFC category cuts for:
2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
Company chose to remove elements of strong violence (in this instance, blood spurts from gunshots, bloody stabbings, and the chopping off of a finger) in order to achieve a 12A classification. A 15 uncut was available.
when submitted in 2004 with the following BBFC comment: Cuts were required to one scene of sexualised violence (knife running over and cutting breast in close up). In particular a knife being drawn around a woman's nipple and the
cutting of a woman's breast with blood appearing beneath the blade.
as described by a BBFC examiner: Here is a scene we cut from Angel Cop. This is a highly political piece of anime, set in the near future where the Japanese government have set up a special task force
to deal with terrorists. This is the point where several members of the Red Dawn Communist group are confronted by Angel, who literally blows out the brains of one of the terrorists, which is pure mutilation.
The English dub script, used in the release by Manga Entertainment, was changed to remove
anti-Semitic themes and storylines, including removing references to 'the worldwide Jewish conspiracy' that was behind the group known as the Red May. Other events and dialog were changed to remove other possible controversial dialog.
The English dub script, used in the release by Manga Entertainment, was changed to
remove anti-Semitic themes and storylines, including removing references to 'the worldwide Jewish conspiracy' that was behind the group known as the Red May. Other events and dialog were changed to remove other possible controversial dialog.
Angel Eyes is a 2001 USA romance by Luis Mandoki. Starring Jennifer Lopez, Jim
Caviezel and Jeremy Sisto.
BBFC category cuts for 15 rated cinema and DVD releases. Uncut in the US.
While pursuing a suspect one night, Chicago Police officer Sharon Pogue nearly becomes the
victim of a fatal ambush. A mysterious stranger, Catch intervenes, disarms the assassin and saves Sharon's life. Is it a stroke of luck? A twist of fate? Or just a concerned citizen who happened to pass by at the right time and wasn't afraid to get
involved? Maybe, But Sharon and Catch have met once before. As the two fall in love, they discover the truth about each other and are forced to deal with the secrets from their past.
Angel Heart is a 1987 USA / Canada / UK horror mystery thriller by Alan Parker. Starring Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro and Lisa Bonet.
All UK releases have been cut by the BBFC for cock fighting. The US R rated version is cut for an inter-racial sex scene. But the Unrated Version is uncut.
has a new case, to find a man called Johnny Favourite. Except things aren't quite that simple, and Johnny doesn't want to be found. Let's just say that, amongst the period detail and beautiful scenery, it all gets really, really nasty.
US: The Theatrical Version is cut by 10s and is MPAA R Rated
The film was controversial in the US where it was originally given an X certificate due to the central sex scene between Mickey
Rourke and Lisa Bonnet. The US were a little sensitive to the inter-racial relationship. In addition, Lisa Bonet was best known for a squeaky clean role in the Cosby Show and the lovers were showered with blood dripping from the ceiling. 10s were
therefore cut to achieve an R Rating.
UK: The Unrated Version was passed 18 for strong sex and bloody violence after 4s of BBFC cuts:
Angel of Death 2 is a 2007 Germany adult horror by Andreas Bethmann. Starring Lina Romay, Natascha Farrel and Manoush.
Exists an uncut version with hardcore scenes, a cut German Version and a
Group of villains kidnapped girls for prostitution and forwards them to the island prison, where every day sexually humiliate and torture them in
many ways, and sometimes kill them. Commands on the island an old lesbian Mrs. Steele. After another naive woman, vote on the road to complete her collection of arrested girls in prison started this mess. First, the two girls ran away, and then landed on
the island trio that wants to destroy the whole shebang and release the captives. They have their own, working with security, who tries not to arouse suspicion from criminals (it turns out he has to put it mildly, not very). And the island is full of
deadly fauna (spider-killer) and traps scattered everywhere.
Angel of Vengeance is a 1981 USA crime thriller by Abel Ferrara. With Zoë Lund, Albert Sinkys and Darlene Stuto.
Cut by the BBFC for cinema and VHS. The US R rated version is also cut.
A timid and mute woman gets raped twice coming home from work and decides to take matters into her own hands. She dresses suggestively and roams the streets alone, wreaking vengeance upon
anyone who tries to take advantage of her. Eventually, her secret life spills over into her regular life in the fashion industry.
Ms. 45 is probably Abel Ferrara's masterpiece despite it's many flaws. It has originality, a great
music score and it leaves an indelible impression for better or worse.
I have just bought the new fully uncut French DVD. The film is widescreen, English language and a lovely print.
The first week of sales of the UK Warner Brother's Maverick
collection are much sought after as it was accidentally released in the uncut version. This uncut version can be identified by the duplication date code on the spine, 082897.
US: Cut by 1:22s and is MPAA R Rated for:
2000 Image R0 DVD
The US DVD, released by Artisan, features a cut version of the film. The two rape scenes were trimmed, the second even misses some dialogue ("This oughta make you talk, huh?"). The murder of the guy
in the yellow T-shirt at the Halloween party shoot-out is now offscreen.
UK: The uncut version was submitted and passed 18 after 1:42s of BBFC cuts for:
1986 Warner VHS
1984 cinema release
The BBFC cuts were:
The first rape loses 11s of Abel Ferrara undoing his trousers and then pulling down Thana's (Zoe Tamerlis) underpants
The second rape loses 67s mostly of the rapist (Peter Yellen) beating his gun against the floor as he climaxes.
After killing the second rapist Thana cuts up the body. We don't see her sawing through an arm nor a shot of her face registering pleasure in her task.
Another group of rapists threaten Thana but the BBFC have deprived them of the use of a pair of nunchucks.
Angel III - the Final Chapter is a 1988 USA action drama by Tom DeSimone. Starring Mitzi Kapture, Mark Blankfield and Emile Beaucard.
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS. The BBFC cuts were waived for 2002 18
rated DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Molly is now a freelance photographer in New York. She runs across a woman at an art show that looks familiar. She goes
to L.A. to find out that this woman is in fact, her mother. She also finds out she has a sister. The reunion is short-lived when her mother calls her to tell her that her sister is in danger and later, gets killed in an explosion. Molly must once again,
become Angel to try and find her sister.
UK: Passed 18 uncut with previous BBFC cuts waived:
Angel Town is a 1990 USA action drama by Eric Karson. Starring Olivier Gruner, Peter Kwong and Theresa Saldana.
Cut by the BBFC for an 18 rated cinema release in 1990 and the follow up
VHS in 1991.. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
A graduate student and martial-arts expert rents a room in a house owned by a single mother who lives there with her son. A local street
gang is trying to recruit the son, but the new tenant tries to help the boy's mother keep him out of the gang. When they learn of this, they target both the mother and her new tenant.
Angélique is a 1964 France / Italy / West Germany historical romance by Bernard Borderie. Starring Michèle Mercier, Robert Hossein and Jean Rochefort.
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1967.
In this first part
of the Angélique cycle, set in Mid-17th century France under the young Sun King Louis XIV, still struggling for his throne, while beggars and brigands roam the country, Angélique de Sancé de Monteloup, fifth child of an impoverished country nobleman in
the Poitou marshlands, expected to struggle for a meager subsistence, educated in a nunnery, is betrothed at 17 to Joffrey de Peyrac, the 12 years older rich but cripple Comte de (count of) Peyrac de Morens and seigneur (Lord) of Toulouse, scarred in the
face and said to be a sorcerer, in fact practicing oriental mining techniques which make his vast fortune. For the sake of her family, Angélique reluctantly agrees to the match but refuses the advances of her husband, who does not enforce his conjugal
rights, wishing only to win her heart. As Angelique gradually discovers virtuous Peyrac's remarkable talents as scientist, musician and philosopher, she falls passionately in love with him.
UK: Passed X (16) for Ratings info for this work will be available on or after 20/06/2013. after compulsory BBFC
1967 cinema release
Angels - 1987 Hong Kong / Taiwan action crime adventure by Kai-Ming Lai (as Ivan Lai), Pun-Hei Leung (as Raymond Leung)... See
Angels & Demons is a 2009 USA / Italy mystery thriller by Ron Howard. Starring Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor and Ayelet Zurer.
BBFC advised cuts for the 12 rated cinema release. The Theatrical Version and more violent Extended Version were both passed 15 without BBFC cuts for home video. The Theatrical Version is MPAA PG-13 rated in the US, whilst the Extended
Version is Unrated.
Following the murder of a physicist, Father Silvano Bentivoglio, a symbolist, Robert Langdon, and a scientist, Vittoria Vetra, are on an adventure involving a secret
brotherhood, the Illuminati. Clues lead them all around the Vatican, including the four altars of science, Earth, Air, Fire and Water. An assassin, working for the Illuminati, has captured four cardinals, and murders each, painfully. Robert and Vittoria
also are searching for a new very destructive weapon that could kill millions.
UK: The UK Theatrical Version was passed 12A/12 after BBFC advised category cuts were implemented for:
2009 Sony R2 DVD [but not released]
2009 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
This film was originally shown to the BBFC in an unfinished version. The BBFC advised the company that the film was likely to receive a '15' classification but that the requested '12A' certificate
could be achieved by making reductions in four scenes.
In particular the BBFC suggested that sight of blood splattering onto a character's face, [Robert's face whilst Vittoria is attending to the cardinal in St Peter's Square]
sight of a
character screaming in pain as he burns, [The cardinal whilst Robert escapes burning church over handrail]
sight of a wound being injected [the assassin treating his injuries in a van]
and sight of a character self-immolating and burning should all be reduced. [Camerlengo]
When the finished version of the film was submitted, all these reductions had been made satisfactorily and the film was classified '12A'.
The BBFC further explained their 12A rating:
ANGELS & DEMONS is a thriller drama about attempts to stop a secret organisation from destroying the Papacy. It was passed '12A' for scenes of moderate violence and horror.
These include the sight of a dead man with a
rat eating inside the corpse's mouth, a man bleeding on the steps of the Vatican, a bound man dangling over a fire as attempts are made to save him and a man setting himself on fire. These are permitted under '12A' Guidelines which say that violence must
not dwell on detail; and there should be no emphasis on injuries or blood although occasional gory moments are allowed.
Sustained moderate threat or menace are permitted under '12A' Guidelines. There is such tension as a couple of men find
themselves trapped in an airtight underground library after the ventilation system has failed. In a different scene, a bound man with a weight tied around him is thrown into water; he struggles fitfully under water before being rescued.
also mild language. The mild language is infrequent and includes 'hell' and 'bastard'.
Movie-Censorship noted that the cut UK Theatrical Version was distributed throughout Europe
Angel's Brigade is a 1979 USA action comedy by Greydon Clark. Starring Sylvia Anderson, Lieu Chinh and Jacqueline Cole.
Exists as the original Angel's Brigade version and a substantially reworked
Angel's Revenge re-release version.
Meet six women and a teenage girl who never expected to risk their lives fighting for justice. A schoolteacher had seen one too many kids succumb to
drugs. A Las Vegas entertainer learned her brother had been beaten by a drug pusher. A martial arts teacher knew how insidious drugs were among children. A top model knew that drugs were destroying her life. A stunt driver was in shock when her brother
overdosed - on drugs! Add a nosy schoolgirl and a policewoman with a perm, and you've got the Angels Brigade. These women (and the girl, too) are sexy, smart - and dangerous! Just ask the right-wing militia these ladies have destroyed. But the evil fat
cats pushing drugs to kids? Not even they are a match for these vengeful vixens. They just say POW! to drug pushers.
US: The re-release version was shortened
From IMDB. In the re-release version, titled Angels' Revenge , the structure of the film is
radically changed. The womens' attack on the drug processing plant is moved from the middle of the film to the beginning. Halfway through this scene, the picture freezes, and newly recorded voiceover by Jacqueline Cole explains the action and sets up the
background of the story. The next hour of the film is made up of the original cut's beginning, now told as a flashback. When the film reaches the point of the womens' raid on the drug plant, the narrative jumps forward, with more voiceover from Cole, and
proceeds in an identical fashion to the original cut of the film.
uncut Original Version
US: The Original Version titled Angel's Brigade or Seven from Heaven is
uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
2013 101 Distribution ADA R0 DVD title Angel's Brigade at US Amazon
The Angels' Share is a 2012 UK drama by Ken Loach. With Paul Brannigan, John
Henshaw and Gary Maitland.
Cut by the BBFC for a 15 rating. Uncut at 18
This bitter sweet comedy follows protagonist Robbie as he sneaks into the maternity hospital to visit his young girlfriend
Leonie and hold his newborn son Luke for the first time. Overwhelmed by the moment, he swears that Luke will not have the same tragic life he has had. Escaping a prison sentence by the skin of his teeth, he's given one last chance......
Angels' Wild Women is a 1972 USA action film by Al Adamson. Starring Ross Hagen, Kent Taylor and Preston Pierce.
Cut by the BBFC for 15 rated DVD in 2003. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
The storyline is simple: while the Angels are away, their women play. Well, sort of. The most they do is assault a farmhand before falling into the clutches of a
religious cult. Adamson regulars Regina Carrol and Vicki Volante play two of the biker women, Margot and Terry.
Much of the movie is dedicated to footage of the Angels getting into brawls, having drinking competitions, and necking with their
women. So, despite the provocative title that promises a lot of fun viewing, the movie doesn't really spend a lot of time with the titular women.
The amazing poster for this film delivers a lot more than the film does. For Adamson
Passed uncut for:
2020 Severin Films Al Adamson Collection Limited Edition RA Blu-ray at US
UK: Passed 15 for strong language, moderate violence, sex and drug use after 12s of compulsory BBFC cuts:
2003 Cinema Club video
The BBFC commented:
Cut required to remove sight of forcible breast exposure and groping of breast, plus verbal abuse, during rape scene, in accordance with BBFC policy and the Video Recordings Act 1984 (harm to potential viewers...or to society through
the depiction of...human sexual activity).
Anger Management is a 2003 USA comedy by Peter Segal. Starring Jack Nicholson, Adam Sandler and Marisa Tomei.
Exists as a US version and an International Version.
Mild-mannered timid businessman Dave Buznik works for a pet clothing company out of New York City. He's got an abrasive boss named Mr. Frank Head who frequently takes credit for his work and steps on him in return.
He's got a loving girlfriend, Linda, whose best friend is her condescending college ex, Andrew. But when a misunderstanding aboard an airplane goes haywire, Dave is ordered by the court to undergo anger management therapy at the hands of specialist Dr.
Buddy Rydell, who is an unpredictable, psychopathic character. As the relationship between Dave and Buddy becomes more tense, when the unorthodox treatment wreaks havoc Dave's life, and Buddy might be the only one who can save him from a problem he
recognizes right away in his patient, that could only get worse.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for frequent moderate sex references for:
The Angry Birds Movie is a 2016 Finland / USA family action animation by Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly. Starring Kate McKinnon, Jason Sudeikis and Peter Dinklage.
BBFC advised category cuts were made for a 2016 cinema release. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.
In the 3D animated comedy, The Angry Birds Movie, we'll finally
find out why the birds are so angry. The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds - or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis, We're the Millers, Horrible Bosses), a bird with a temper problem, speedy
Chuck (Josh Gad in his first animated role since Frozen), and the volatile Bomb (Danny McBride, This is the End, Eastbound and Down) have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it's up to these unlikely
outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to.
UK: Passed U for very mild bad language, comic slapstick, innuendo, toilet humour after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:
2016 Sony 4k R0 Blu-ray
2016 Sony R0 Blu-ray
2016 Sony R2 DVD
2016 cinema release titled Angry Birds
The BBFC commented:
This film was originally seen for advice in an incomplete form. The company was advised it was likely to be classified PG, but that their preferred U could be achieved by removing a couple of examples of word play on strong language.
When the finished version of the film was submitted for formal classification, these instances of word play had been removed and the film was therefore classified U.
The BBFC further commented in its annual report covering 2016:
In this early submission, the film contained wordplay on strong language such as uses of the phrases pluck my life and I need some angry flocking
birds. Although euphemistic, these terms are likely to confound parental and public expectation at U, so the BBFC advised the distributor that it was likely that these would have to be removed for the work to obtain the desired U classification. The
distributor acted on the BBFC's advice and re-submitted the film without these terms. It is classified U.
During the film, there is mild toilet humour which includes a scene in which an eagle urinates into a swimming pool, a
character who has magic farts, and several references to bodily fluids, including snot and vomit. These examples of mild rude humour are not the main focus of the work and they take place within the context of a fun, family film. This kind of comedy is a
familiar trope of children's entertainment which is likely to appeal to younger audiences without causing any offence.
UK: A pre-cut version was passed U for very mild bad language,
rude humour, threat:
2019 Sony video
UK: A pre-cut version was passed U for very mild bad language, rude humour, threat:
2019 cinema release
The BBFC commented in its annual report covering 2019:
The film originally featured a use of the term crap, which we categorise as mild bad language, that is likely to confound parental expectation at the most
junior category. In order to obtain a U rating, the distributor chose to remove the term and replace it with poop.
Company chose to remove references to and sight of a potentially dangerous suicide technique in order to achieve a 12A classification (in this instance, asphyxiation). An 18 without cuts was available.
Ann and Eve - 1970 Sweden / Yugoslavia drama by Arne Mattsson. See
Anne Frank: Parallel Stories is a 2019 Italy documentary by Sabina Fedeli and Anna Migotto. Starring Anne Frank, Martina Gatti and Helen Mirren.
The 2020 BBFC cinema rating was reduced from 15 to 12A after a formal
distributor request for a reconsideration was agreed.
One single Anne Frank moves us more than the countless others who suffered just as she did but whose faces have
remained in the shadows-Primo Levi. The Oscar®-winning Helen Mirren will introduce audiences to Anne Frank's story through the words in her diary. The set will be her room in the secret refuge in Amsterdam, reconstructed in every detail by set designers
from the Piccolo Theatre in Milan. Anne Frank this year would have been 90 years old. Anne's story is intertwined with that of five Holocaust survivors, teenage girls just like her.
UK: Passed 12A uncut for Holocaust images, references to violence:
2020 cinema release
The BBFC commented on a reduction of rating from 15 to 12A:
This work was originally classified 15 without cuts on 19 December 2019. This determination was formally reconsidered by the BBFC at the
request of the submitting company. The BBFC carefully considered the arguments put forward by the submitting company, looked again at the relevant submitted material, and concluded that a revision to the original determination was appropriate.
Anna and the Apocalypse is a 2017 UK / USA musical
comedy horror by John McPhail. Starring Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming and Sarah Swire.
Two versions were submitted to the US film censor, presumably the
International Version and then a shortened US Version. Both were originally R rated though the former R rating would have been voided by the latter. There is also an Extended Version/Festival Version. All 3 version were rated 15 uncut by the BBFC.
When the zombie apocalypse hits the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - teenager Anna and her high school friends have to fight, sing and dance to survive, with
the undead horde all around them. Teaming up with her best friend John, Anna has to fight her way through zombified snowmen, Santas, elves and Christmas shoppers to get across town to the high school, where they'll be safe. But they soon discover that
being a teenager is just as difficult as staying alive, even at the end of the world.
Extended Version/Festival Cut
UK: The Extended Version/Festival Cut was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, gore, language:
2019 Second Sight Films [Theatrical + Extended Versions] R0 Blu-ray at UK
US: Two version were submitted to the MPAA before release and both were R rated for zombie violence and gore, language, and some sexual material
Presumably the International Version and shortened US version were submitted. When
the distributors opted for the shortened US version for theatrical release then the R rating for the International Version was voided, so although once R rated, the International Version is technically MPAA Unrated.
US: Uncut and
MPAA Unrated for zombie violence and gore, language, and some sexual material
The Annihilators is a 1985 USA action crime drama by Charles E Sellier Jr. Starring Jim Antonio, Sid Conrad and Gerrit Graham.
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated DVD in 2004. Uncut and 18 rated for 2019
Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
As the 1980s rolled on, a new, bullish attitude to war took hold in America, the weary cynicism of the previous decade giving way to
an unabashed celebration of military might. Numerous filmmakers and producers sought to capitalise on the emerging mood... among them New World Pictures, the company founded by the legendary Roger Corman.
In The Annihilators, the war comes home as a
group of army vets, battle-scarred from their travails in the jungles of Vietnam, are forced to dust off their combat moves once again when one of their own meets his demise at the hands a violent criminal gang. Deciding that enough is enough, the
self-styled Annihilators, led by the redoubtable Bill (Christopher Stone, The Howling, Cujo), set out to equip the beleaguered citizens of downtown Atlanta with the skills they need to rid their streets of crime and vice.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for sexual threat, sexualised violence
Another Day in Paradise is a 1998 USA crime thriller by Larry Clark. Starring James Woods, Melanie Griffith and Vincent Kartheiser.
The film was cut in the US for an R rating but the uncut version is
available as the Unrated Directors Cut. In the UK the cut R rated version was used for cinema release but the uncut Directors Cut was released on VHS and DVD.
Bobbie is an addict and
small-time thief. When one of his jobs goes bad, Mel is called in to patch him up. Mel offers him a chance at a bigger score. Over time, Mel and his girlfriend Sid become almost like parents to Bobbie and his girlfriend Rosie, but this can't last.
The Anthropophagous Beast is a 1980 Italian horror by Joe D'Amato. With Tisa Farrow, Saverio Vallone and Serena Grandi.
Famously banned in the UK as a video nasty. The US R rated version is heavily cut and was also distributed in the UK. Released uncut in the UK on DVD and then Blu-ray
in 2015. The Unrated Version in the US is uncut.
Summary Review: Cult Classic
A group of tourists become stranded on an uninhabited island where they are stalked by an insane, violent, and grotesque
killer that slaughtered the town's former residents.
A cult film rated as a 'must have' for collectors of the genre. It is famous for a fetus eating scene that was cut for the US R Rated version.
A good scary
movie with good atmosphere, decent acting and plenty of gore.
uncut International Version
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong gory
violence, horror for:
2017 88 Films [new 2k restoration] RB Blu-ray titled Anthropophagous at UK Amazon
UK: The cut R Rated version was passed 18
without BBFC cuts for:
2002 Hollywood R2 DVD titled The Grim Reaper .
See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . The R Rated version
is shorter by 8:49s. There are several scenes cut for pacing, the sight of wounds have been reduced throughout, and the main cuts for violence are:
The foetus lunch
The beast pulling Oriette through the roof and then biting into her neck
The climatic scene of the beast eating his own entrails
UK: A cut version was released for:
UK Videoshack VHS
A cut version was released on the Videoshack label to try and exploit the video nasty status, but it didn't sell well. However this did make it a rarity and therefore a challenge for collectors.
UK: Released uncut in February 1983 for:
1983 Video Film Promotions VHS
It was listed as a video nasty in November 1983 and stayed listed throughout the scare, so became one of the collectable DPP39s.
The Antichrist is a 1974 Italy horror drama by Alberto De Martino. Starring Carla Gravina, Mel Ferrer and Arthur Kennedy.
Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1976. The same BBFC cuts
applied to an 18 rated shortened release on VHS in 1987. The BBFC cuts were waived for another shortened release on 18 rated DVD in 2008. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Summary Review: Flawed but good
Ippolita is a paralyzed young woman with serious mental problems stemming from the death of her mother. Her crisis of faith and the intervention of a well-meaning psychologist lead Ippolita to remember her past life as a witch during
the Inquisition. Eventually, Ippolita becomes possessed and starts seducing local men, only to kill them. An exorcism seems to be the only solution to stop the madness.
The Antichrist", also known as "The Tempter",
is a flawed but surprisingly good little Italian horror film. No doubt, a fair portion of the film (the latter part) is an "Exorcist" wannabe, but everything that leads up to the big exorcism is really quite different and interesting. And, yes,
there's a big orgy scene during a Satanic ceremony at one point, and yes, it does involve Ippolita tasting the business end of a goat, but that part is more implied than anything.
I did find it rather amusing how the
characters of the film constantly sent mixed messages about what they believed in, in regards to supernatural vs. science, as well as claiming things like psychic phenomenon to be established scientific facts, but on the whole this movie is successful as
what it should be, a piece of entertainment. It is entertaining throughout, and the story is engaging.
US: The Integral Version is uncut and MPAA R rated for:
Any Which Way You Can is a 1980 USA action comedy by Buddy Van Horn. Starring Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke and Geoffrey Lewis.
All UK releases suffered BBFC cuts for animal cruelty. The film is uncut in
the US with an MPAA PG rating.
Philo takes part in a bare knuckle fight - as he does - to make some more money than he can earn from his car repair business. He decides to retire from
fighting, but when the Mafia come along and arrange another fight, he is pushed into it. A motorcycle gang and an orangutan called Clyde all add to the 'fun'.
Anybody's is a 1970 Sweden / Yugoslavia drama by Arne Mattsson. Starring Gio Petré, Marie Liljedahl and Francisco Rabal.
Cut by the BBFC for a 1970 X (18) rated cinema release. Uncut on US DVD
An erotic drama about a youthful bride-to-be who takes a holiday to Yugoslavia with a cynical and evil lesbian film critic (and murderess) that leads to debauchery, degradation with a
dwarf, a dinner with naked entertainers and other highlights...
UK: 2D, 3D and IMAX versions were passed 12A/12 for
moderate violence, scenes of sustained threat after BBFC advised pre-cuts:
2019 Warner video
2018 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
This work was originally seen for advice. The company was advised the film was likely to be classified 15 but that their preferred 12A classification could be achieved by removing bloody detail. When the film was submitted for formal
classification the bloody detail had been removed and the film was classified 12A.
Thanks to ThatFilmGuy:
The scene in question occurs at 1 hour and 28 minutes into the film; in the US version Aquaman is stabbed in the shoulder by Black Manta following which a small red patch appears, in the UK
version the small red patch was removed. After this Aquaman is slashed in the back following which a small blood spurt is seen again this blood spurt was removed digitally.
Arctic Heat is a 1986 USA/Finland action thriller by Renny Harlin. With Mike Norris, Steve Durham and David Coburn.
Worldwide DVDs are reported to be cut. The UK cinema release and VHS were
further cut by the BBFC.
Three American students vacationing in Finland, cross the border into Russia for fun of it. When they are spotted by the Russian soldiers who are shooting to kill,
it's not fun anymore. Captured and thrown in jail, they find it's not fun either. It's a nightmare.
UK: Presumably the cut US version was
passed 15 without further BBFC cuts for strong violence, strong language and a torture scene for:
Argo is a 2012 USA history thriller by Ben Affleck. With Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John
Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Version
In 1979, the American embassy in Iran was invaded by Iranian revolutionaries and several
Americans were taken hostage. However, six managed to escape to the official residence of the Canadian Ambassador and the CIA was ordered to get them out of the country. With few options, exfiltration expert Tony Mendez devised a daring plan: create a
phony Canadian film project looking to shoot in Iran and smuggle the Americans out as its production crew. With the help of some trusted Hollywood contacts, Mendez created the ruse and proceeded to Iran as its associate producer. However, time was
running out with the Iranian security forces closing in on the truth while both his charges and the White House had grave doubts about the operation themselves.
UK: The Extended Version was passed 15 uncut
for strong language for:
Arjun Patiala is a 2019 India action comedy romance by Rohit Jugraj. Starring
Amit Mehra, Kriti Sanon and Sunny Leone.
BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2019.
Patiala(Diljit Dosanjh)has recently been initiated into the police service. A man who has spend most of his early life disciplining himself in Judo and getting into the forces now decides its time to take it easy. He's introduced to his loyal "chita
munshi" who soon turns into a confidant- Onida Singh. ( Varun Sharma) We quickly realise Arjun Patiala's quirks - That he is fond of women, and even fonder of his drink. But his quirky, original and unusual ideas help him reduce the crime rate in
the city without even moving a finger. Along the way Arjun falls in love with a firebrand news reporter - Ritu Randhawa (Kriti Sanon) who might pull the curtain on his deeds. A laugh riot film, Arjun Patiala will leave you in splits.These unforgettable
characters are definitely here to stay.
UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, scene of sexual harassment, implied strong language after 32s of
2019 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
Cuts for the 12A category made as directed. Sequences of strong violence have been removed.
Armour of God II: Operation Condor is a 1991 Hong Kong action film by Jackie Chan. With Jackie Chan, Carol 'Do Do' Cheng and Eva Cobo.
The Hong Kong Version is uncut in the UK but there also exists a cut
International Version and an Extended Version.
Agent Jackie is hired to find WWII Nazi gold hidden in the Sahara desert. He teams up with three bundling women (the 3 stooges?) who are all
connected in some way. However a team of mercenries have ideas on the ownership of the gold. A battle / chase ensues as to who gets there first. Lots of choregraphed Kung-Fu and quirky Chan humour.
Extended Version uncut
UK: BBFC details have not yet been published for the Extended Version:
2020 88 Films [Extended Version + Hong Kong Version] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
Unfortunately, the International Version is heavily cut. Almost 100 cuts and more than 18 minutes missing are a clear
signal to every fan not to buy this version. These cuts quite often only remove some more or less filler bits that usually are not long, but some of the memorable comedy scenes were lost to the US audience as well. A few of the fight scenes and more
brutal moments were also cut, a version for the garbage bin.
Army of Darkness: The Ultimate Experience in Medieval Horror
The Evil Dead 3: Army of Darkness
Army of Darkness is a 1992 USA comedy horror fantasy by Sam Raimi. Starring Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz and Marcus Gilbert.
Cut in the US for an R rating but not in Europe. The European Version also
features a downbeat ending compared with the upbeat US ending. Later issued with extra material for a Director's Cut. There also exists a TV version.
Summary Review: You Won't Regret It
Army of Darkness starts where Evil Dead 2 left off. Ashley has now gone back in time to the mid-evil times where he has to find a way back to his time. But the people he has met through this time think that he is the one who will
save them all from the evil dead. They promise to help him find a way back if he saves them. Along that journey, he meets a beautiful peasant girl, Sheila, and they have a romantic affair. Along his journey to save the people, he must retrieve the
"Book of the Dead", but when he slurs the words and does a half assed job of it, the book rises an evil twin of Ash's and leads his Army of Darkness to destroy the village Ash has promised to save.
This movie has great laughs and is a
great end to this terrific trilogy. You won't regret seeing it, trust me.
Extended Director's Cut
UK: The Extended Director's Cut was passed 15 uncut for:
The US Director's cut is
missing 18s compared with the European Director's Cut. This includes a 6s cut to Sheila's dress being torn off and looks to be a hangover from the MPAA censorship of the Theatrical Version
European Theatrical Version
uncut European Theatrical Version
UK: The European/International
Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts:
1997 Guild VHS
1993 Guild VHS
1992 cinema release
US: The European Version is MPAA Unrated for:
2018 Shout! Factory Limited Edition Steelbook [US/European/Directors/TV versions] RA Blu-ray at
2015 Shout! Factory [US/European/Directors/TV versions] RA Blu-ray at US
The European Version features the downbeat apocalyptic ending
US Theatrical Version
US Theatrical Version cut
US: The US Theatrical Version is MPAA R rated for:
2018 Shout! Factory Limited Edition Steelbook [US/European/Directors/TV versions] RA Blu-ray at
waived when resubmitted in 2003 but certificate uprated to PG
(Video Collection International)
Cut when submitted in 1990
Unconfirmed but there's a scene where Willy Fog's enemy, Transfer, has just been thrown into the jungle by an elephant. Transfer gets up, wincing in agony, and barks angrily: 'The devil take that bastard elephant!' which seems to be a bout 3s
Passed 12A after BBFC suggested cuts for category for:
2011 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
This film was originally seen for advice in an unfinished version. The BBFC advised the company the film was likely to receive a 15 classification but that the requested 12A could be achieved by reducing the number
of uses of strong language. When the finished version of the film was submitted for classification, the number of uses of strong language had been reduced from five to one. Accordingly, the film was classified 12A .
The Art of Love is a 1983 France/Italy erotic drama by Walerian Borowczyk. With Marina Pierro, Michele Placido and Massimo Girotti.
Cut by the BBFC. Uncut in the US.
Borowczyk's Ancient Rome
Walerian Borowczyk's entry in the cycle of erotica set in the decadence of ancient Rome. As usual an episodic approach based on schools students and their tales of love, usually involving local soldiers.
Art of Submission is a 2009 USA UFC action drama by Adam Boster and Kenneth Chamitoff. With Maria Conchita Alonso, Ving Rhames and George Takei.
Exists in 2 versions, the original Red Canvas amd the Director's Cut The
Art of Submission
This full-contact action drama, loaded with authentic mixed martial arts, is a transcending inspirational story of redemption.
Respect is earned
by those who are willing to die for a worthy cause. While all men crave respect, few ever find their battlefield. For Johnny Sanchez, war happens in the ring, on the RED CANVAS. What are you willing to die for?
UK: The Director's Cut was passed 15 uncut for strong violence for:
2013 4Digital Media Video titled Art of Submission
US: The Director's Cut was passed PG-13 for violence, pervasive martial arts action, substance abuse, some sensuality and thematic elements
US: Was originally rated PG-13 by the MPAA in 2009 for some violence and pervasive martial arts action under the title Red Canvas
The Art of War is a 2000 USA / Canada action crime adventure by Christian Duguay. Starring Wesley Snipes, Anne Archer and Maury Chaykin.
Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. The Uncut version has also been released in the UK.
Shaw is an operative for the United Nations' covert dirty-tricks squad, using
espionage and quasi-ethical tactics to secure peace and cooperation. When a shipping container full of dead Vietnamese refugees turns up on the docks and China's ambassador is gunned down at a dinner celebrating a new trade agreement with China and the
US, Shaw is framed for the murder and must evade the FBI and Triad gangsters to find out what is really going on.
The R-rated version has been cut on the so-called "Mirror Scene" where Neil Shaw (Wesley Snipes), in flashbacks, sees his partner being smashed against the mirrors in her apartment.
In the US version you only see her being knocked
against the mirrors three times. In the uncut version right after she hits the third mirror you still see the following: She pulls her head back an there is a lot of blood on the mirror. She then kicks her attacker against the knee, who then smashes her
against a piece of wall between two mirrors. He then grabs her again, pulls her back and throws her against the mirrors again and you can see her actually flying against the mirror, breaking it completely.
At this point the R-rated version
continues with her falling to the grounds and several pieces of glass dropping on her.
UK Amazon : Unconventional gangster movie
As tears go by
is an interesting and cinematographically beautiful film set in Mongkok, a district in Hong Kong. This movie is directed by Won Kar Wai, an artist that can take a premise and develop it so well that the story he tells turns into reality. In this
case, that premise is how to tell the story of a person without a future, of someone that believes that People like us don't have tomorrows .
The main character of As tears go by is Wah (Andy Lau), a
well-known Hong Kong mobster that leads a very dangerous life. He is respected and feared, and has only two objectives in life: to stay alive and to take care of his family. That last objective is a little difficult in what concerns to his younger
brother Fly (Jackie Cheung), a young man that wants to belong to a triad, but doesn't have what it takes to be respected in a violent environment.
From my point of view, this unconventional gangster movie is worth your
The BBFC waived their cuts for the 2005 Mandarin Version Tartan DVD
The BBFC cut the 1995 MIHK video by 17s: Two cuts were made to reduce the
level of extreme violence in the video
In the scene where Jacky Cheung is attacked by some men. One of them grabs a small metal gas bottle and throws it at Cheung's chest. You see a shot of the guy throwing it, but then you only see the bottle already by the side of Cheung's body, who's
screaming in pain, after the impact.
The scene where Tony beats Wah with a baseball bat is missing the blows to the shoulder, body and then repeated blows
13th October 2009. Thanks to PhilipK
As far as I remember, my UK "Made in Hongkong"-VHS Video suffered one more cut, when Andy Lau presses Maggie Cheung against the Wall while they were standing on the stairs. There was a
small "jump" in this scene, missing when he touches/hits (?) her face. The Hongkong DVD did not have that "jump". It's only a second or so, so you may miss this moment easily...
- 2021 Australia Sci-Fi mystery fantasy by Antaine Furlong (as Anthony Furlong)
Ascendant is a 2021 Australia Sci-Fi mystery fantasy by Antaine Furlong (as Anthony Furlong)
Starring Charlotte Best, Jonny Pasvolsky and Susan Prior
Not cut by film censors but the original age rating from the Australian Censorship Board of MA15+ for strong themes and violence was reduced on appeal to M for
mature fantasy themes, violence and blood detail. Note that MA 15+ would be likened to a 15A in UK terms whereas M would be likened to a PG-15 in US terms.
environmentalist wakes, trapped, kidnapped in the elevator of a super high-rise building at the mercy of her tormentors
- 1979 France action mystery adventure by Richard Fleischer.
Ashanti is a 1979 France action mystery adventure by Richard Fleischer. Starring Michael Caine, Peter Ustinov and Kabir Bedi.
Uncut by the BBFC but one release on the Mosaic label was a cut TV version.
Dr. Anansa Linderby is kidnapped in a medical mission in Africa by a slave trader. From this moment, her husband will do anything to recover her and to punish the bad guys, but that will
be not an easy task...
UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate violence and sex references for:
The Asphyx is a 1973 UK sci-fi horror by Peter Newbrook. With Robert Powell, Robert Stephens and Jane Lapotaire.
Exists in an uncut version and a shortened version.
Brilliant Victorian aristocrat and scientist Sir Hugo Cunningham has a morbid fascination with photographing the dead. But when his son s death in a horrific boating accident is caught on film he discovers that a
mysterious creature, the Asphyx, appears at the point of death to consume the soul. Sir Hugo theorises that if he can capture the creature when it appears and lock it away he can achieve immortality. Together with his soon to be son in-law Giles, Sir
Hugo embarks on a dangerous and all-consuming quest to give his family eternal life - but as his obsession takes over and his experiments start to go wrong...
UK: The long version is 15 rated (but no record in the BBFC database) for:
Asuran is a 2019 India action drama by Vetrimaaran. Starring Dhanush, Manju Warrier and
BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2019.
UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, language after 2:42s of BBFC category cuts:
2019 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
Company chose to make cuts to remove scenes of strong violence and injury detail, in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.
Asuran movie is a action film which was directed by vetrimaren.story of asuran is taken from the famous novel #vekkai which was written by poomani a famous Tamil novelist.
Dhanush is doing two roles in this film. Famous Malayalam actress Manju Warrier plays a woman lead role. Many people expecting this movie will be the benchmark for Tamil cinema in both critics and commercial. Trailer of this movie expected on Dhanush's
birthday and movie will be releasing on October 2019.
The Atlantis Interceptors is a 1983 Italy / Philippines action Sci-Fi film by Ruggero Deodato (as Roger Franklin in US Credits). Starring Christopher Connelly, Gioia Scola and Tony King.
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1986. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
A team of scientists working to raise a sunken Russian nuclear submarine on an ocean platform
off the coast of Miami, Florida, unearth an ancient Atlantean relic from the sea floor and bring in an expert to make some sense of it. But while attempting to raise the sub, radioactive leakage from its missles triggers the re-emergence of Atlantis, and
the resulting tidal wave destroys the platform and leaves only a small group of survivors. Rescued by two Vietnamvets-turned-heavies who are out relaxing after their latest job, their boat eventually runs aground on a Carribean island nearby where, upon
going ashore, it is discovered that everything has been destroyed and everybody killed. The culprits, a vicious group of well-armed raiders, and their leader, Crystal Skull, are descendants of Atlantis' original race who set about reclaiming the world
and adding the survivors to the list of victims as they struggle to stay alive and defeat the raiders and send Atlantis back to the ocean floor.
Ator the Invincible is a 1982 Italy action fantasy adventure by Joe D'Amato (as David Hills). Starring Miles O'Keeffe, Lisa Foster and David Brandon.
BBFC category cuts were required for a PG rated VHS release in 1986.
In this sequel, the Fighting Eagle returns. This time he must save a former mentor from the evil Zor. Ator battles cavemen, invisible swordsmen, and barbarians with his
new sidekick Thong to finally have the ultimate showdown with Zor.
UK: A pre-cut version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
1997 cinema release
The pre-cuts were:
The distributors cut a joke about Princess Di as the 1997 cinema release was on the week of her death.
When Dr Evil comes up with his ransom plans his first
one is to ask for a sum of $1 million dollars otherwise he will tell the world that Prince Charles is having an affair and expose it to the world. Robert Wagner's character then informs him that this has already happened, at which point he says that he
should be kept informed of these things as he has been frozen for a period of time.
from dailymail.co.uk . The Daily Mail has been perusing new only opened files at the BBFC and come u with a colourful examiner's report about Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. The examiner wrote:
dear, this really has to qualify as the worst new film for theatrical release.
I am not acquainted with Mr Mike Myers -- the star and writer of this product -- and cannot fathom how he can have been given this showcase for his
It really is embarrassingly unfunny. The film is a spoof on a Bond movie but is so crass and asinine that one cannot even begin to warm to it. It really is embarrassingly unfunny. The film is a spoof on a Bond movie but is
so crass and asinine that one cannot even begin to warm to it.
The report went on to say that the movie had an aggressive edge and commented on its tacky and lavatorial humour. The examiner then launched a waspish tirade against some
of the stars involved before concluding that the film was fit only for undiscerning teenagers.
The writer said the use of the word 'fuck' and repetition of terms such as 'shit' and 'shag' set the tone of the whole piece, crude, distasteful and
unredeemed by intelligence, irony or wit.
But Myers had the last laugh, the film on a budget of just £12million took £50million at the international box office and combined with its two sequels, it brought in a total of £500million+.
for the BBFC accepted the comments were more colourful then normal.
1999 US comedy by Jay Roach. With Mike Myers, Heather Graham and Michael York.
Passed 12 without BBFC cuts for:
2000 EIV R2 DVD
2000 EIV VHS
1999 cinema release
There are mixed opinions as to whether the US PG-13 cuts apply to the UK release or not.
Cut for a US MPAA PG-13 rating. According to Total Film, The cuts are
applied to the closing sequence where Robert Wagner and Rob Lowe playing older & younger versions of the same Dr Evil are seen in bed. Wagner jokes: The best thing is, technically it's not cheating. I'm with myself.
Promotional material: Depraved underbelly of a land down-under
Producer/director John Lamond made his indelible debut with this mondo-style look at the depraved underbelly of a land down-under. It's an ultra-sleazy,
full-frontal journey through the weird and the pathetic, the ugly, the obscene and the beautiful, featuring strippers, swingers, murderers, devil worshippers, nutty gurus, drunken aborigines, and much more.
From the back alleys of
the big cities to the savage cruelty of the outback, discover a continent of pleasure, pain, erotic art, wriggling cuisine, tiny bikinis, alien landings, record-breaking beer consumption and insane amounts of 70s nudity, now fully restored from a print
recently discovered in the cellar of the Lower Wonga Drive-In and presented uncut & uncensored for the first time ever in America.
Audio Commentary With Director John D. Lamond and "Not Quite Hollywood" Director Mark Hartley,
John D. Lamond Trailer Reel.
The Softcore Version was passed X (18) after about 12:00s of BBFC cuts for:
1977 cinema release
- 2008 USA horror mystery thriller by Adam Gierasch.
Autopsy is a 2008 USA horror mystery thriller by Adam Gierasch. Starring Jessica Lowndes and Ross Kohn and Ross McCall.
The film was cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. There were no further cuts for an 18
rated UK home video release in 2009. The director has suggested that an uncut version may be released sometime.
In Louisiana, while driving on the State Route 53, Emily
has a car accident. Her boyfriend Bobby and their friends Clare, Dmitriy and Jude find that she had hit a stranger. When they see an ambulance on the road, they ask for help and the attendants bring them to the Mercy Hospital. The nurse Marian asks Bobby
to go to the exam room. When Emily tries to get information about her boyfriend, she meets Dr. David Benway that tells her the Bobby is all right. But sooner Emily unravels a dark city about Dr. Benway and his team.
UK: Passed 18 for very strong language, horror, gory images and drug use:
From Shock Till You Drop.Co-writer/director Adam Gierasch said:
It took five submissions to get an R rating for the movie, he says like a proud father
enthusing over his rebellious offspring. The scene that riled up up the MPAA board involved one of the leads in an unsettling predicament involving a drill and an oxygen tank. We wound up having to cut almost forty seconds out of that scene. First we
just did some trimming and they were like, 'No.' Then we cut a little bit more, and they said, 'No.'
Gierasch assures us an unrated director's cut of Autopsy will ultimately be released.
Extended Edition is based upon the Special Edition and is nearly completely identical to it - except for the opening of the film. Initially, Avatar was to start on Earth. In the end, Cameron removed these scenes, because they would needlessly
delay the plot. They are restored here more as a DVD Extra than anything adding to the film.
James Cameron has re-inserted the Na'vi lovemaking scene. Cameron explained that he removed the scene for the initial theatrical run after getting a negative reaction from test audiences: I always felt that it was a good moment, so I wanted to put
it back in,
Cameron described the lovemaking scene between Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana noting that it lasts all of about 20 seconds . It's been restored, every last frame of it. Seriously. I would say, just so that we correctly
manage people's expectations, it does not change our rating at all. I would call it more of an alien foreplay scene. It's not like they're ripping their clothes off and going at it.
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 12 uncut for:
2010 20th Century Fox [3D +2D] R0 Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK
The Avengers is a 2012 USA action sci-fi by Joss Whedon. With Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson.
The film was cut in the US to avoid an MPAA R rating. The cuts were to the
stabbing death of Agent Coulson, presumably the death was extensively cut than just the sight of the protruding blade.
There are 2 versions available worldwide, one omits the sight of the spear protruding from a man's chest as he is stabbed through
his back. The UK cinema release was uncut but the DVD was the cut version. It turns out the cut version took a couple of attempts to get the stabbing approved by the MPAA.
UK: The Protruding Spear Version was
passed 12A without BBFC cuts for moderate fantasy violence for:
2012 cinema release
The BBFC confirmed that it had passed the Original Version of the stabbing at 12A/12. The BBFC wrote:
A slightly stronger moment occurs when a man is stabbed through the back by the chief villain's spear. The detail
of the impact is not shown, only the tip of the spear protruding from the man's chest with a small amount of blood on it. The image is not dwelt upon and serves an important narrative purpose. The BBFC's Guidelines at 12A'/'12 state Moderate
violence is allowed but should not dwell on detail. There should be no emphasis on injuries or blood, but occasional gory moments may be permitted if justified by the context .
US: The Protruding Spear Version is MPAA
PG-13 rated for:
When we submitted The Avengers, the first couple cuts of it came back from the MPAA rated R. That happened twice. So we went back and had to make adjustments. Well, whenever you impale somebody from their
back and the blade comes out their chest, there are issues.
The Protruding Spear Versio has appeared in Italy, Belgium and Australia
UK: The No Protruding Spear Version was
passed 12 for moderate fantasy violence without BBFC cuts for:
2012 Walt Disney [6 movie collection] R0 Blu-ray
2012 Walt Disney [3D + 2D] R0 Blu-ray
2012 Walt Disney R0 Blu-ray
2012 Walt Disney R2 DVD
There are 2 versions available worldwide, one omits the sight of the spear protruding from a man's chest as he is stabbed through his back. The cut version has the same running time but sees the man fall without the sight of the bloody protrusion. The
cut version also applies to Swiss, Austrian, Czech and Russia. Thanks to Auiki for the screen caps.
AVP: Alien vs. Predator is a 2004 USA / UK / Czech Republic / Canada / Germany action Sci-Fi adventure by Paul WS Anderson. Starring Sanaa Lathan, Lance Henriksen and Raoul Bova.
Cut for an MPAA PG-13 rated Theatrical Version. The cuts were restored for the Extended Version.
During an archaeological expedition on Bouvetøya Island in
Antarctica, a team of archaeologists and other scientists find themselves caught up in a battle between the two legends. Soon, the team realize that only one species can win.
The Awakening is a 1980 UK horror by Mike Newell. Starring Charlton Heston,
Susannah York and Jill Townsend.
Exists in a UK and US version.
An American archaeologist is in Egypt with his pregnant wife, searching for the tomb of a long-lost Egyptian queen. At the same moment he
discovers the tomb and opens it's accursed seal, his wife gives birth to his daughter. Years later it transpires that the malevolent spirit of the Egyptian queen left the tomb just as he was entering, and possessed his baby girl. As the truth becomes
clear, the archaeologist realizes that he must destroy his daughter in a ceremonial ritual, before she uses her awesome powers to threaten the safety of mankind.
For the U.S. dvd, the film ends with Margaret- now possessed- staring with crazed eyes and Egyptian makeup. For the U.K. dvd, the film ends with Margaret stepping outside the museum at night, and her
shadow is superimposed over the skyline of London to suggest her evil or plans.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
2007 Optimum R2 DVD
UK: Passed X (18) uncut for:
1980 cinema release
UK: A short version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
1987 Warner VHS
Maybe just a double speed up for PAL/NTSC conversions
The Awful Dr Orlof is a 1962 Spain/France horror thriller by Jesús Franco. With Conrado San Martín, Diana Lorys, Howard Vernon.
Widely distributed in a shortened French Version. The BBFC further cut this by 37s. The BBFC later waived these cut for 2017 video. The Spanish Version turned up on German DVD in 2013, it is a longer but clothed version.
Dr. Orlof, a former prison doctor, abducts beautiful women from nightclubs and tries to use their skin to repair his daughter's fire-scarred face. He is assisted by Morpho, a deformed monstrosity who
delights in biting his victims. However a young police inspector and his ballerina girlfriend are onto his sadistic practices.
In the European version, there's a few [breast] shots here and there. Hysterically awful at times but
so lovable as a relic of a bygone genre. The music is a cacophonus clanging that just adds to the lurid aura of Morpho stalking the women as his master waits nearby. Delicious b&w photography is preserved wonderfully on DVD.
This movie is a CLASSIC of its genre and a must have for collectors.
cut Spanish version
Germany: The longer Spanish Version is uncut for:
2013 ELEA-Media Limited Edition [Spanish + French Versions] R2 DVD via UK Amazon
Note that this version has an English soundtrack where it coincides with the European Version. The extra 11 minutes of material has the original Spanish soundtrack. It is not clear about subtitles for this extra material. Maybe none or maybe German.
Although the Spanish Version has more plot details, its is a clothed version missing the bare breasts of one of Orlof's victims
This is a very serious and devastating drama, based on true events that took place early in 17th Century in Italy and emphasizing
on the hypocrisy and abuse of power of the Catholic Church.
The story is incredibly convoluted and often difficult to follow, but at the same time truly fascinating and the recreation of time & era are brilliant.
For as far as I remember the stuff my high-school history teacher attempted to tell me, the political background of this film is accurate to the tiniest detail. It's also a very well made film, especially considering the
low production values! The cinematography and decors are extremely stylish and the film also benefits from a splendid Ennio Morricone score.
The acting is great with Antonio Sabato ( Seven Blood-Stained Orchids )
and Anne Heywood ( What Waits Below ) bringing an amazing and plausible chemistry on screen. A beautiful movie, but certainly not for all tastes.
- 1990 USA action sport drama by Sheldon Lettich.
AWOL is a 1990 USA action sport drama by Sheldon Lettich. With Jean-Claude Van Damme, Harrison Page and Deborah Rennard.
The International Version is uncut but the US R rated version is shortened
Lyon Gaultier is a deserter in the Foreign Legion arriving in the USA entirely hard up. He finds his brother between life and death and his sister-in-law without the money needed to heal
her husband and to maintain her child. To earn the money needed, Gaultier decides to take part in some very dangerous clandestine fights.
Germany : German versions are based on the International Cut but have a few extra seconds of the burnt face of Francois in hospital.
uncut International Version
UK: The International Version was passed 18 uncut for:
Axe is a 1977 US horror by Frederick R Friedel. With Leslie Lee, Jack Canon and Ray Green.
Cut by the BBFC for 1982 cinema release and 1999 VHS. Banned as a video
nasty in 1984. The BBFC waived their cuts for 2005 DVD. Uncut in the US
Summary Review: Classic of its kind
A gang of three murderers escape the police, terrorize a
salesgirl in a roadside grocery store, then proceed to hide-out in a seemingly deserted farmhouse. They soon discover that a young girl, Lisa, and her paralyzed grandfather live there. The gang attempt some sleazy deeds, but Lisa shows how she can work
an axe in self defence.
Even though this movie is EXTREMELY low-budget and is only around 60 minutes long, it is still another example of how a low-budget can help a movie. The acting isn't always the best, but Leslie Lee is considerably creepy
as Lisa the axe murderess.
The movie doesn't really go anywhere, but it is a classic of its kind.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence with BBFC cuts
A-X-L is a 2018 USA family action adventure by Oliver Daly. Starring Alex Neustaedter,
Becky G and Alex MacNicoll. Originally rated PG-13 by the MPAA for suggestive material, language and some violence. The producers decided to cut the film before release for a PG rating for sci-fi
action/peril, suggestive material, thematic elements and some language.
The film was cut for a 2nd time prior to release with no change to the PG rating or the reason.