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Braceface: One Teeny Tiny Problem

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Versions

4s PG cert107:40s 2001 US TV cartoon by Charles E Bastien

Passed PG after 4s of BBFC cuts for:

  • 2009 Freemantlemedia R2 DVD

The BBFC commented:

  • Company chose to remove an offensive term about disability ( spaz ) in order to achieve a PG classification. An uncut 12 classification was available.
Brahms: The Boy II

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  • Brahms: The Boy 2
Brahms: The Boy II is a 2020 USA horror mystery thriller by William Brent Bell.
Starring Katie Holmes, Owain Yeoman and Ralph Ineson. BBFC link IMDb

Presumably it was the Director's cut that was originally submitted to the MPAA for a PG-13 rating. Prior to release, the film makers had a rethink and made the film a little more creepy for the Theatrical Version but still with a PG-13 rating. The BBFC passed the Theatrical Version 15 uncut for 2020 cinema release and home video. The Director's Cut was later released on German Blu-ray.

Summary Notes

After a family moves into the Heelshire Mansion, their young son soon makes friends with a life-like doll called Brahms.

Versions

BBFC uncut
Director's Cut
run: 90:44s
pal: 87:06s
FSK 16
Germany

MPAA PG-13

Germany: The Director's Cut was passed FSK 16 uncut:
  • 2020 Koch Blu-ray

US: The Director's Cut was rated PG-13 for violence, terror, brief strong language and thematic elements. This version hasn't been released in the US though.

Presumably this is the original version submitted to the MPAA. It seems that the film makers had a bit of a rethink and made it a little more creepy for the theatrical version. Nothing category changing though.

BBFC uncut
Theatrical Version
run: 86:26s
pal: 82:59s
15

MPAA PG-13

UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for strong supernatural threat, violence, disturbing images:
  • 2020 Entertainment in Video (RB) Blu-ray titled Brahms: The Boy 2 at UK Amazon
  • 2020 Entertainment in video R2 DVD titled Brahms: The Boy 2 at UK Amazon
  • 2020 cinema release

US: The Theatrical Version was rated PG-13 for terror, violence, disturbing images and thematic elements.

Brain Damage

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Brain Damage is a 1988 USA comedy horror by Frank Henenlotter.
Starring Rick Hearst, Gordon MacDonald and Jennifer Lowry. BBFC link IMDb

Originally cut for an R rated release in the US. Later the uncut Unrated version was released in the US. This Unrated version was cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1988 cinema and VHS releases. The uncut version was later passed 18 uncut for 2007 for DVD.

Summary Notes

A normal, average guy who lives in New York City becomes dependent on an evil, disembodied brain. The brain feeds the guy a narcotic substance in exchange for his unwilling assistance in obtaining the brains of innocent victims for sustenance. This turns into a tour of circa-1980s underground NYC clubs, backlots, and other seedy locations. One scene features the band Swimming Pool Cues playing the song "Corruption."

Versions

uncut
uncut
run: 89:12s
pal: 85:38s
18

MPAA Unrated

UK: The Unrated Version was passed 18 for strong bloody violence and sexual images, with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC cut
cut
cut: 18-22s
run: 89:16s
pal: 85:42s
18UK: The Unrated Version was passed 18 after 18-22s of cuts for:
  • 1988 Palace VHS
  • 1988 cinema release

Note. The BBFC cut 18s from the cinema release. The distributors cut 22s before submitting the video. Presumably the same cuts have been applied.

Thanks to Andy:

I've seen this version many times and can confirm that the ear pulling scene was not cut, the cuts were to the nightclub fellatio scene, were all shots of the groin area were removed.
  • Brain eating thing, Elmer, is seen emerging from a guys fly at the nightclub as if for a blow job
  • A girl is forced to take Elmer in her mouth again as if for a blow job
  • Blood is seen coming from the girl mouth soon followed by her brain.
  • Elmer with brain in tow then withdraws back to the guy's trousers

See pictorial cuts from movie-censorship.com

mpaa cut
cut
MPAA RUS: The R Rated Version was edited to avoid an X Rating:
  • The nightclub fellation scene was deleted
  • Deleted scene showing Brian pulling Elmer out of his ear with much screaming and blood.
  • Blood from a toilet stall killing has been deleted
  • Brian eating brain in a dream sequence has been toned down.

See pictorial cuts from movie-censorship.com

Braindead

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  • Brain Dead
  • DeadAlive
Braindead is a 1992 New Zealand comedy horror by Peter Jackson.
With Timothy Balme, Diana Peñalver and Elizabeth Moody. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
Never cut by the BBFC. Massively cut in the US for an R Rating. There is a US Unrated Version that has been shortened rather than censored.

Summary Notes

A psychological thriller from the writer of the original "Twilight Zone!" In a showdown of man vs. machine, Martin plunges into a chaotic nightmare trying to save his mind from the megalomaniacal corporation!

European Version

uncut
European Version
run: 103:31s
pal: 99:23s

18UK: The Full European Version was passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2008 Universal R2 DVD via UK Amazon
  • 1993 Polygram VHS
  • 1992 cinema release

See The BBFC are well appreciative and pass the film with flying bloody colours from bbfc.co.uk

Unrated Version

cut
Unrated Version
shortened
cut: 6m
run: 97m
pal: 93m
MPAA UnratedUS: The US Unrated Version has been shortened by about 6m

There are some who contend that this is the Director's preferred version. This seems unlikely.

US R Rated Version

mpaa cut
US Version
cut
cut: 17:50s
run: 85m
pal: 82m
MPAA RUS: The US R Rated Version is extensively cut by 17:50s for:
  • 2018 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray

The cut R Rated Version is truly a massacre. This movie-torso could have easily been sold as a kid's movie, since there is literally nothing to see.

Brainscan

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Brainscan is a 1994 Canada / USA / UK comedy Sci-Fi horror by John Flynn.
Starring Edward Furlong, Frank Langella and T Ryder Smith. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Uncut and 18 rated for 1994 cinema release. The follow up VHS was cut for a 15 rating. These cuts were waived for 15 rated DVD in 2005.

Summary Notes

A lonely teenage horror-movie fan discovers a mysterious computer game that uses hypnosis to custom-tailor the game into the most terrifying experience imaginable. When he emerges from the hypnotic trance he is horrified to find evidence that the brutal murder depicted in the game actually happened -- and he's the killer.

Set in the cliched world of teenage geeks, computer games and rock music. Very much a B movie that hit the mark. The character Trickster perhaps makes the movie.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
15

18

MPAA R

91:53s

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language and violence for:
  • 2005 Optimum Releasing video
UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 1994 cinema release

US: uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC cut
category cuts
58s
15 90:56s

submitted
91:49s
UK: Passed 15 after 58s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1994 Guild Home VHS

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com :

  • The murder of a balding man loses several stabs in the. a death struggled, the knife being pulled out, the knife being used to sever the victim's foot, and then a pan across the bloody aftermath of the corpse.
Bram Stoker's Burial of the Rats

1995 US/Russia TV horror by Dan Golden

See Burial of the Rats

Brannigan

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  • Brannigan - Ein Mann aus Stahl
Brannigan is a 1975 UK / USA action crime comedy by Douglas Hickox.
Starring John Wayne, Richard Attenborough and Judy Geeson. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1975. The film was released 15 uncut for home video. The film is uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.

Summary Notes

Jim Brannigan is sent to London to bring back an American mobster who is being held for extradition but when he arrives he has been kidnapped which was set up by his lawyer. Brannigan in his American Irish way brings American law to the people of Scotland Yard in order to recapture this mobster with both A price tag on his head and a stuffy old London cop to contend with.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
15

MPAA PG
MPAA

106:32s

UK: Passed 15 uncut for infrequent strong violence for:
  • 2004 Twentieth Century Fox R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1986 Warner Home VHS
US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
BBFC cut
category cuts
A submitted
110:41s
=106:15s
UK: Passed A (PG) after category cuts for:
  • 1975 cinema release
Brave, Bashed, Battered and Bruised

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Brave, Bashed, Battered and Bruised is an extreme martial arts fighting video.

Promotional Material

A collection of unpleasant moments when professional fighters mis-time moves and end up doing horrible injuries to themselves or their opponents. Amongst the injuries and casualties are enough broken bones, blood and bruising to keep and A+E department busy for a month. There is also a bonus feature which shows a man taking on 40 men in a row in a bare-knuckle contest.

Versions

banned
banned
rejected 56:52s UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1997 Visual Corporation VHS

The BBFC commented:

  • A film in the guise of a sporting documentary about karate, was actually selling the pleasures of gross violence through its unrelenting focus on the infliction of injury and pain.
Braveheart

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Braveheart is a 1995 USA action war biography by Mel Gibson.
Starring Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau and Patrick McGoohan. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut for an MPAA R rating. This was then further cut by the BBFC for cinema, VHS and DVD. The BBFC cuts were waived for 2009 Blu-ray.

Summary Notes

William Wallace is a Scottish rebel who leads an uprising against the cruel English ruler Edward the Longshanks, who wishes to inherit the crown of Scotland for himself. When he was a young boy, William Wallace's father and brother, along with many others, lost their lives trying to free Scotland. Once he loses another of his loved ones, William Wallace begins his long quest to make Scotland free once and for all, along with the assistance of Robert the Bruce.

Cutting Edge


Cuts to Braveheart
See the BBFC cuts in an episode of Quick Trims on YouTube
See more from Cutting Edge

Versions

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
cut

best available
best
available

15 Certificate

MPAA R

170:25s UK: The cut US Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for strong bloody violence with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
  • 2018 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment RB 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2018 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon
  • 2014 20th Century Fox Steelbook RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2014 20th Century Fox RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2014 20th Century Fox R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2010 20th Century Fox RB Blu-ray

US: The US Theatrical Version was cut for an MPAA R rating for:

The US cuts for and MPAA R rating were:

  • Mel Gibson implemented cuts to remove copious bleeding from sword and axe wounds in the battle scenes to achieve a US R rating.
BBFC cut
2s

mpaa cut
cut

15 Certificate170:20s UK: The cut US Theatrical Version was passed 15 after 2s of further BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1997 RBIB VHS
  • 1996 Fox Guild VHS
  • 1995 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • The front view of Wallace's (Mel Gibson) revenge cutting of the magistrate's throat, has been substituted for a less graphic side shot to obtain a 15' cert from the BBFC. The death of Wallace's wife has not been cut as widely mis-reported.

See the BBFC cuts in an episode of Quick Trims on YouTube

Brawl Busters

Brawl Busters is a 1978 South Korea action adventure by Jeong-yong Kim.

See The Dragon from Shaolin

Brawl in Cell Block 99

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Brawl in Cell Block 99 is a 2017 USA action crime thriller by S Craig Zahler.
Starring Jennifer Carpenter, Vince Vaughn and Tom Guiry. BBFC link IMDb

Uncut and 18 rated for UK cinema released and 2017 DVD and Blu-ray. The BBFC later passed a 15 rated cut version. The film is uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

A former boxer-turned-drug runner lands in a prison battleground after a deal gets deadly.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
18

cert_mpaa_unrated.jpg

132:14s
=126:57s

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, injury detail for: US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
category cuts
44s
15 131:54s

submitted
132:38s
UK: Passed 15 for strong violence, threat, language, injury detail, sex and drug references after 44s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2018 Universal Pictures International Entertainment [Some Cuts Substituted] video
The BBFC commented:
  • Distributor chose to reduce or remove moments of stronger. sadistic violence and injury detail in order to achieve a 15 classification. An uncut 18, in line with previous versions of the work, was available.

The DVD and Blu-ray has already be released in uncut 18 rated DVD and Blu-ray form. It is not yet clear where this cut 15 rated version will be used.

Brazil

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Brazil is 1985 UK Sci-Fi fantasy by Terry Gilliam.
With Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist and Robert De Niro. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Always uncut in the UK. The US suffered several shortened versions before getting the uncut version, which was then labelled the Director's Cut

Versions

uncut
European
Version
15 cert 136:41s UK: The European Version was passed 15 uncut for:
  • 2014 20th Century Fox Steelbook R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2003 20th Century Fox R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1997 Warner VHS
  • 1986 Warner VHS
  • 1985 cinema release
uncut
Director's
Cut
MPAA R
MPAA
143:05s
=137:22s
US: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:

See article from dvdcompare.net . The US Director's Cut is equivalent to the European version but with minor extra footage:

  • An extended opening sequence, with the titles over a cloudy background from NeverEnding Story, perhaps omitted in Europe for copyright reasons
  • The scene in which Spoor answers the phone in Sam's apartment is slightly longer with extra dialogue.
cut
shortened
MPAA R
MPAA
~132:00s
=~126:00s
US: The US Theatrical Version was shortened on commercial grounds
cut
shortened
89:54s
=86:18s
US: There is also a shortened Sid Sheinberg Edit/Love Conquers All Version. This was a further shortened studio edit and was contested by the director.
Bread

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Versions

BBFC uncut15 cert65:35s 1971 UK musical by Stanley A Long

A short version was passed 15 without cuts for the BFI 2010 DVD

BBFC uncut X cert78:37s
=75:28s
A long version was passed X without cuts for the 1971 cinema release
The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner is a 2017 Canada / Ireland / Luxembourg children's cartoon by Nora Twomey.
Starring Saara Chaudry, Laara Sadiq and Shaista Latif. IMDb

Rated PG-13 for thematic material including some violent images.

NOTE: INTENDING TO APPEAL TO THE C.A.R.A. APPEALS BOARD (Presumably seeking a PG rating).

Summary Notes

A headstrong young girl in Afghanistan disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family.

Break

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  • Break - No Mercy, Just Pain!

Versions

uncut
uncut
Austria flag Break is a 2009 Germany horror by Matthias Olof Eich.
With Lili Schackert, Esther Maaß and Ralph Willmann. YouTube icon IMDb

Austria : Uncut for the Blu-ray and DVD released by NSM Records

BBFC
53s
1886:36s UK: Passed 18 for strong gore, violence and sexual violence after 53s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2012 Trinity R2 DVD

The BBFC commented:

  • Company was required to remove elements of nudity from a scene of sexual violence that eroticise sexual violence in a potentially harmful manner.

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . All cuts are to a scene with Samuel raping Anna who is stood up and tied to a tree.

The Break

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Versions

BBFC
~1:02s

best available
best
available

PG certificate

A Cert

72:41s

Submitted
76:47s
=73:43s

1963 UK crime drama by Lance Comfort.
With Tony Britton, William Lucas and Eddie Byrne. IMDb

Passed A/PG after about 1:02s of BBFC cuts for:

Presumably the cut material has been lost and so this is the best available version.

Break of Dawn

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  • Entre chiens et loups

Versions

36s 18103:48s 2002 French/US drama by Alexandre Arcady

Cut in 2003 with the following BBFC statement: Compulsory cuts required to a scene of organised dog fighting

Breakfast at Tiffany's

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Breakfast at Tiffany's is a 1961 US comedy drama by Blake Edwards
With Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard and Patricia Neal. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for an A rated 1961 cinema release. The cuts have persisted ever since and were extended to the entire stripper scene for UK 1995 VHS and 2001 cinema release. The cut version of the stripper scene was restored for DVD and Blu-ray

Versions

BBFC cut
cut

best available
best
available

PG certificate

A Cert

MPAA
Unrated

110:03s

submitted in 1961
114:47s =110:12s

UK: An Extended Version (presumably the 1961 cut cinema version) was passed PG without BBFC cuts for: UK: Passed A (PG) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1961 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • Remove shots of a stripper's leg as the camera pans up her body
  • It is thought that the cut material has been lost

From IMDb. This version includes revealing footage of the nightclub stripper that was previously left out of the earlier DVD and video releases. Presumably this does not include the shots cut by the BBFC in 1961 which have reportedly been lost

US: presumably the 1961 cut cinema version is MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2013 Paramount [Audrey Hepburn Collection] RB Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2013 Paramount [Audrey Hepburn Collection] R2 DVD at US Amazon
BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut

PG certificate109:38s

UK: A shortened version was passed PG without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2001 cinema release
  • 1995 CIC VHS

Distributors left out footage of the nightclub stripper

Breakheart Pass

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Breakheart Pass is a 1975 USA western mystery by Tom Gries.
Starring Charles Bronson, Ben Johnson and Richard Crenna. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

BBFC category cuts for an A rated 1975 cinema release and 1987 VHS. Uncut on DVD since 2002. Uncut in the US.

Summary Notes

Train with medical supplies and small U.S. Army unit is heading through Rocky mountains towards plagued Fort Humboldt. Among its passengers are territory governor, priest, doctor and U.S. Marshal with his prisoner, John Deakin. However, nothing on that train is what it seems.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut

BBFC uncut

PG certificate

MPAA
PG

90:37s UK: Passed PG uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:

BBFC cut
category
cuts
PG certificate

A cert

submitted
94:26s
=90:39s
UK: The cut cinema version was passed PG without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 Warner VHS

UK: Passed A after BBFC category cuts for:

  • 1975 cinema release

From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were:

  • Removal of a bloody head shooting
  • A shot of Claremont slashing Fairchild with a sword.
Breaking Bad

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Breaking Bad is a 2008 USA TV crime series.
With Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn and Aaron Paul. IMDb

Summary Notes

A high school chemistry teacher turns to a life of crime in order to secure his family's financial future.

Versions

BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut

15 cert587:33s Season 3. Thanks to Daniel:

The season 3 episode I.F.T. - which stands for I fucked Ted - was edited for broadcast in the US on AMC to omit the expletive from an important dialogue exchange at the end of the episode. The region 1 release lists that fact that it contains 3 uncensored episodes , but the UK version features the same censored version that AMC broadcast despite the fact that the language would not have caused a problem on UK at all, even on television.

What makes this more annoying is that the expletive is included in the English subtitle track and the French dub track is also intact.

Season 3 has subsequently been issued on Blu-ray, but there doesn't seem to be any indication that the edits have been restored.

Seasons 4 and 5 (part 1) seem to be okay, but I still don't see why UK viewers should have to put up with US TV censorship at all on a format that does not require it.

Breaking Dawn Part 1

Breaking Dawn Part 1 is a 2011 US fantasy by Bill Condon

See The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

Breaking In

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Breaking In is a 2018 USA thriller by James McTeigue.
Starring Gabrielle Union, Billy Burke and Richard Cabral. BBFC link IMDb

Cut in the US for an MPAA PG-13 rating. US home video versions feature the uncut version labelled as an MPAA Unrated Director's Cut. All UK releases are the uncut version which was passed 15 by the BBFC.

Summary Notes

A woman fights to protect her family during a home invasion.

Director's Cut

BBFC uncut
Director's Cu
run: 87:50s
pal: 84:19s
15UK: Passed 15 uncut for sustained threat, strong violence for: US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2018 Universal [US Version + Director's Cut] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2018 Universal [US Version + Director's Cut] R1 DVD at US Amazon

Theatrical Version

mpaa cut
US Version
cut
run: 87m
pal: 83m
MPAA PG-13US: A cut version is MPAA PG-13 rated for violence, menace, bloody images, sexual references, and brief strong language

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

Breaking In

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Versions

4s 15 Certificate90:18s 1989 US film by Bill Forsyth
The Breaking of Bumbo

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The Breaking of Bumbo is a 1970 UK comedy by Andrew Sinclair.
With Richard Warwick, Joanna Lumley and Natasha Pyne. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for an A rated cinema release. Uncut for 2013 12 rated DVD.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
1290:02s

UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate violence, sex references and soft drug use for:
BBFC cut
cut
A cert UK: Passed A after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1970 cinema release
Breaking Wind: Part 1

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  • Breaking Wind
  • Breaking Wind Part 1
Breaking Wind - Part 1 is a 2012 USA comedy by Craig Moss.
Starring Heather Ann Davis, Eric Callero and Frank Pacheco. Youtube linkBBFC link IMDb
Exists as a Theatrical Version and a Director's Cut.

Summary Notes

A 'comedic' spoof based on the worldwide phenomenon, The Twilight Saga.

Versions

BBFC uncut
Director's Cut
MPAA
Unrated
82:05s
=78:48s
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com .

The Director's Cut contains an extra 8s scene showing Ronald getting his dick out and straddling the mouth of the sleeping Charlie
uncut
Theatrical Version
15

MPAA R

78:30s

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language and sex references and moderate violence for:
  • 2012 Revolver Entertainment video
Breathless

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  • A Bout de Souffle Made in USA

Breathless is a 1983 USA action romance by Jim McBride.
Starring Richard Gere, Valérie Kaprisky and Art Metrano. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Jesse has to get out of Las Vegas quickly, and steals a car to drive to L.A. On the way he shoots a police man. When he makes it to L.A. he stays with Monica, a girl he has only known for a few days. As the film progresses, the police get closer to him, and the crimes escalate.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 99:59s
pal: 95:59s
15 1980UK: Passed 15 uncut:
  • 2001 MGM Home Entertainment (Europe) video
UK: Passed 18 uncut:
  • 1983 cinema release
BBFC cutcut
cut: 24s
run: 99:30s
pal: 95:31s
18 1980UK: Passed 18 after 24s of compulsory BBFC cuts:
  • 1986 Rank Video Library [1983 version] VHS

The BBFC cuts were:

  • Footage of Richard Gere breaking into a car by forcing the window and then hotwiring the ignition with the aid of a small piece of metal has been excised.
  • Later on he breaks into Valerie Kaprisky's flat using the lock pick, but the details are again cut.
Brick Mansions

Brick Mansions is a 2014 France / Canada action crime drama by Camille Delamarre.
Starring Paul Walker, David Belle and RZA. IMDb

Summary Notes

An undercover Detroit cop navigates a dangerous neighborhood that's surrounded by a containment wall with the help of an ex-con in order to bring down a crime lord and his plot to devastate the entire city.

There is an extended version with a higher age rating being released in Germany. The extended version is 9 minutes longer than the Theatrical Version.

The Bride of Frank

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The Bride of Frank is a 1996 US comedy horror by Steve Ballot .
With Morgan Tara, Frank Meyer and Johnny Horizon. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Heavily cut by the BBFC for 2005 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US

Summary Review: Fake Blood

The plot is at the kindergarten level. It's just a crazy man killing people in gory methods, often doing obscene things with the corpses. His "friends" help him along the way and participating in one murder during his birthday party.

The cinematography is terrible. Basically, it has a lot of fake blood, fake wounds, ripped out eyes, and several fake penises. A bad movie.

Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA Unrated ~89:00s
US : Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
1:14s
18 87:34s UK: Passed 18 after 1:14s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2005 Odeon R2 DVD

The BBFC commented:

Cuts required to remove:
  • sight of man defecating down the neck of another;
  • man being realistically "fellated";
  • and man penetrating the eye socket of a woman, having removed her eye.

Cuts are made on grounds of potential harm and potential obscenity, for unjustified sexual detail, and sexual violence.

The BBFC seemed to have spoiled the joke of the films synopsis: All Franks wants is true love. But you better not mess with Frank, because if he tells you, I'll cut off your head and shit down your neck, he ain't kidding.

See pictorial cuts from movie-censorship.com

Bride of Re-Animator

Bride of Re-Animator is a 1990 US horror by Brian Yuzna

See Re-Animator 2

Bride Wars

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Versions

uncut 12 cert85:15s 2009 US comedy by Gary Winick

The 2009 20th Century Fox DVD was passed uncut by the BBFC but the certificate was raised to a 12.

The BBFC explained their decision: BRIDE WARS is a comedy starring Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway, who play two women who have been friends since childhood. They find their friendship tested to the limit when their weddings are booked on the same day due to a mix-up. The DVD release was classified '12' for moderate language and sex references.

BRIDE WARS contains two uses of moderate language - an aggressive use of 'bitch' to describe a female character and a character saying 'Mother F' when she hears her wedding date has been double booked. Though the latter is only an implied swear word, these moments of dialogue were too strong to be contained at 'PG'. At 'PG' the BBFC's Guideline state that there should be 'mild bad language only'. In addition mild language in the film includes the use of "ass", "God", "damn", "fricking" and "bitchy", the last used without aggression.

The mild sex references include an extended comedic sequence in which a woman visits a strip club for a hen party, and dances with male dancers on stage. They wear sparkly shorts and she joins them to dance in hotpants. There is no nudity during the sequence. Dialogue also includes references to a character being "too sexy" and brief verbal references to sleeping with people. These sex references could have been contained under the BBFC's Guidelines at 'PG' which state that 'sexual activity may be implied, but should be discreet and infrequent. (There should be) mild sex references and innuendo only'.

The uncut region 2 DVD is available at UK Amazon for release on 18th May 2009
The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon or release on 28th April 2009

cut PG cert88:51s The 2008 cinema version has dialogue cuts to achieve a PG rating.

The BBFC explained their decision: BRIDE WARS is a comedy starring Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway, who play two women who have been friends since childhood. They find their friendship tested to the limit when their weddings are booked on the same day due to a mix-up. The film was classified 'PG' for mild language and sex references.

Language in the film includes the use of "ass", "God", "damn", "fricking" and "bitchy", the last used without aggression. At 'PG' the BBFC's Guideline state that there should be 'mild bad language only', and the dialogue heard in BRIDE WARS does not go beyond the limit of that description.

The mild sex references include an extended comedic sequence in which a woman visits a strip club for a hen party, and dances with male dancers on stage. They wear sparkly shorts and she joins them to dance in hotpants. There is no nudity during the sequence. Dialogue also includes references to a character being "too sexy" and brief verbal references to sleeping with people. The BBFC's Guidelines at 'PG' state that 'sexual activity may be implied, but should be discreet and infrequent. (There should be) mild sex references and innuendo only'. The references in BRIDE WARS are mild and discreet enough to pass at PG, with no verbal discussion of sexual activity carried out with any clear or obvious detail.

Brides of Blood

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Brides of Blood is a 1968 Philippines / USA Sci-Fi horror by Gerardo de Leon and Eddie Romero.
Starring Kent Taylor, Beverly Powers and John Ashley. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1969. Uncut for 15 rated DVD in 2003. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

Natives of a tropical island have to contend with man-eating plants and animals, mutations caused by radioactivity. Virgin sacrifices become the norm. A small group of interlopers become caught up in the mayhem.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
15

MPAA Unrated

95:39s

UK: Passed 15 uncut:
  • 2003 Cinema Club R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 14th July 2003
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
compulsory BBFC cuts
X pre 1970UK: Passed X (16) after compulsory BBFC cuts:
  • 1969 cinema release
The Brides of Dracula

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Brides of Dracula is a 1960 UK horror by Terence Fisher.
With Peter Cushing, Martita Hunt and Yvonne Monlaur. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for cinema release but uncut thereafter. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Review: Good Follow Up

A well regarded follow up to the very successful 1958 Dracula. Noted for style, atmosphere and good acting.

Peter Cushing plays a blinder in a film that contributed to establishment of Hammer as a major force in horror.

Versions

uncut
uncut
12 cert

MPAA
Unrated

82:00s UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate horror and violence with previous cinema cuts restored for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC cut
cut
X cert submitted
85:24s
= 81:59s
UK: Passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1960 cinema release

From IMDb:

  • Cut brief shot of gore from Baroness Meinster's staking
The Brides of Fu Manchu

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  • Sax Rohmer's The Brides of Fu Manchu
The Brides of Fu Manchu is a 1966 UK / West Germany crime adventure by Don Sharp.
Starring Christopher Lee, Douglas Wilmer and Heinz Drache. BBFC link IMDb

BBFC category cuts were required for a U rated cinema release in 1966,Later uncut and U rated on home video. There is also a shorter German Version.

Summary Notes

Fu Manchu and his army of henchmen are kidnapping the daughters of prominent scientists and taking them to his remote island headquarters. Instead of asking for ransom, Fu demands that the fathers help him to build a death ray, which he intends to use to take over the world. But Fu's archenemy, Sir Denis Nayland Smith of Scotland Yard, is determined not to let that happen.

Original Version

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 93:43s
pal: 89:58s
U 1980UK: Passed U uncut for mild violence and scary moments:
  • 2003 Momentum Pictures video
BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 94:42s
pal: 90:55s
U 1980UK: Passed U uncut:
  • 1991 Warner Home VHS

IMDb notes that the BBFC cuts were waived for this release and also that this version has an extra scene reprising the last scene from the Face of Fu Manchu

BBFC cut
Category cuts
U pre 1970UK: Passed U after BBFC category cuts:
  • 1966 cinema release

German Version

cut
shortened German Version
cut:
run: 84:30s
pal: 81:07s
Germany flag
Germany
Germany: There exists a shorter German Version
Bridesmaids

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Versions

uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

124:53s Bridesmaids is a 2011 US comedy by Paul Feig with Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph.
With Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Rose Byrne. IMDb

UK: The Extended/Unrated Version was passed 15 uncut for very strong language, strong sex references and crude humour for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2011 Universal [Theatrical + Extended] R0 Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon

The extra material for the Unrated Version is uncontentious dialogue. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC uncut 15 cert

MPAA
R Rated

119:38s UK: The shortened Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for very strong language, strong sex references and crude humour for:
  • 2011 Universal [Theatrical + Extended] R0 Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon
  • 2011 Universal Online
  • 2011 cinema release
The Bridge

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

93:32s The Bridge is a 2006 UK/USA documentary by Eric Steel.
With Eric Geleynse, Chris Brown and Susan Ginwalla. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

All US and UK releases are uncut so far.

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence for:

banned
banned
New Zealand flagNew Zealand: Banned from general release

Banned in New Zealand See List of International Banned Films

A Bridge Too Far

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A Bridge Too Far is a 1977 USA / UK war historical drama by Richard Attenborough.
Starring Sean Connery, Ryan O'Neal and Michael Caine. BBFC link IMDb

BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1977. Later passed 15 uncut for home video bt with one of the cuts creeping back into the 2001 DVD. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.

Summary Notes

The true story of Operation Market Garden, the Allies attempt, in September 1944, to hasten the end of WW2 by driving through Belgium and Holland into Germany. The idea was for US airborne divisions to take the towns of Eindhoven and Nijmegen and a British airborne division, reinforced by a Polish airborne brigade, to take the town of Arnhem. They would be reinforced, in due course and in turn, by the British XXX Corps, land-based and driving up from the British lines in the south. The key to the operation was the bridges, as if the Germans held or blew them, the paratroopers could not be relieved. Faulty intelligence, Allied high command hubris and stubborn German resistance would ensure that Arnhem was a bridge too far.

Cutting Edge



See A Bridge Too Far YouTube
By Gavin Salkeld

Versions

uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA PG
MPAA

168:36s UK: Passed 15 uncut for moderate violence for:
  • 2009 20th Century Fox RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2004 MGM R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2003 R.N.I.B. video
  • 1994 Warner Home VHS
  • 1993 Warner Home VHS
  • 1986 Warner Home VHS

US: The film was uncut and MPAA PG rated

BBFC uncut

cut
cut

15 cert168:40s UK: A pre-cut version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2001 MGM video

The 2001 MGM DVD has Elliott Gould yelling Roll it fellas rather than the original line Roll the fuckers. The other example of strong language was included in the film.

BBFC cut
cut
A cert175:45s
=168:43s
UK: Passed A (PG) after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1977 cinema release

The cuts were:

  • Elliott Gould yelled Roll it fellas rather than the original line Roll the fuckers.
  • When James Caan threatens the doctor: I'll fucking blow your head off, the word 'fucking' is missing
  • Cut sight of soldier with bloodied neck falling dead across a dead soldier with guts exposed.
  • Cuts to two soldiers shot in the head as they wade across a river.
Bridget Jones's Diary

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Bridget Jones's Diary is a 2001 USA / UK / Ireland / France comedy romance by Sharon Maguire.
Starring Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth and Hugh Grant. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Pre-cut in the UK for strong language. Uncut in the US but it is presented in a variant US Version

Summary Notes

Bridget Jones is an average woman struggling against her age, her weight, her job, her lack of a man, and her many imperfections. As a New Year's Resolution, Bridget decides to take control of her life, starting by keeping a diary in which she will always tell the complete truth. The fireworks begin when her charming though disreputable boss takes an interest in the quirky Miss Jones. Thrown into the mix are Bridget's band of slightly eccentric friends and a rather disagreeable acquaintance who Bridget cannot seem to stop running into or help finding quietly attractive.

Cutting Edge


Cutting Edge: Bridget Jones's Diary
UK category cuts to the cinema release and DVD.
See Quick Trims on YouTube
By Gavin Salkeld

Versions

uncut
uncut
US Version
MPAA
R Rated
~97:00s US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

Before you rush to buy the US DVD, there are subtle differences between the same scenes in the USA and UK versions of the movie. This includes not only different takes of the scene, but sometimes different dialogue. For example, one version of the first job interview has a question about "the El Niño phenomenon", others have a question about Microsoft. In addition, during the credits, the USA version has a home movie of Mark Darcy's 8th birthday party with the young Bridget. The UK version has interviews with the various characters about the new relationship between Bridget and Mark.

cut
pre-cut
1s
15 Certificate96:53s UK: A pre-cut version was passed 15 for strong language and sexual references, and one scene of moderate violence for:
  • 2001 Columbia/Tri-Star R2 DVD
  • 2001 Universal R2 DVD
  • 2001 cinema release
  • 2001 cinema release

The pre-cut was to ensure that the film was 15 rather than 18 rated:

  • The dialogue Careful, you ham fisted cunt! is overdubbed ham fisted cow! .

The film was submitted twice for cinema release, perhaps something to do with the alternative version of the credits

Although the word 'cunt' was pre-cut from the main feature it appeared on the commentary track. So the DVD had to be re-released in 2002 with an officially recorded BBFC cut. The BBFC commented:

  • Cut required to remove the word cunt from the line ham fisted cunt and from the director's commentary to make the work suitable for the 15 category given to previous, pre-cut video versions.
The Brigand of Kandahar

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The Brigand of Kandahar is a 1965 UK historical adventure by John Gilling.
Starring Ronald Lewis, Oliver Reed and Duncan Lamont. BBFC link IMDb

BBFC cuts were required for a U rated cinema release in 1965. Presumably the same version was passed PG for DVD release in 2011

Summary Notes

In 1850, a British garrison defends Fort Kandahar on the North West Frontier of British India. Lieutenant Case is a mixed race British officer under the command of Colonel Drewe. Case is despised by his colonel and a few jealous fellow officers for being part-native. However, due to his background, Case is useful to the British who use him to infiltrate the local tribes. The tribes, united under a war chieftain named Ali Khan, have been fomenting revolt against the British colonial forces. Disguised as a native, Lieutenant Case collects valuable intelligence for his regiment. Unfortunately, during a spying mission, Case and a fellow officer, Captain Connelly are discovered. Case escapes under the cover of darkness but Connelly is captured. On his return to Fort Kandahar, Case is accused of deliberately abandoning Connelly to the enemy and of cowardice as he made no attempt to rescue Connelly. The love affair between Connelly's wife and Case is well-known at the fort and many officers ...

Versions

BBFC cut
cut
cut:
run: 78:12s
pal: 75:04s

best available
best
available

PG 1980

U pre 1970

UK: Presumably the cut cinema version was oassed PG uncut for mild violence:
  • 2020 Powerhouse Films Hammer Volume Five RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2011 Studio Canal video

UK: Passed U after BBFC category cuts:

  • 1965 cinema release

See article from dvdcompare.net . It seems likely that the cuts for the 1965 cinema release have persisted into home video. The cuts were:

  • Reduce to a minimum the pelting of the blind man with stones.
  • Remove the shot of a man being slashed in the neck, and the sounds of his screams.
Bright Future

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  • Akarui mirai

Versions

BBFC uncut12 cert88:23s 2003 Japan drama by Kiyoshi Kurosawa

The International Version was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for the 2007 Tartan Video.

There is also a longer Japanese version

Brightburn

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  • Brightburn - Filho das Trevas
Brightburn is a 2019 USA Sci-Fi horror thriller by David Yarovesky.
Starring Elizabeth Banks, David Denman and Matt Jones. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC advised category cuts were required for a 15 rated cinema and home video release in 2019. The uncut version is available on an HMV exclusive release. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
US Theatrical Version
run: 90:28s
pal: 86:51s
18

MPAA R

Ireland 18 video
Ireland

Ireland 16
Ireland

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong gory violence, injury detail for
  • 2019 Sony HMV exclusive [uncut on 4K Blu-ray, cut on Blu-ray] R0 4k Blu-ray/R0 Blu-ray Combo]
Nordic: The Nordic release is uncut and 15/16 rated for:
  • 2019 Sony [English audio + English subtitles] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon

US: Rated R uncut for horror violence/bloody images, and language.

Ireland: Passed 18 uncut for: very strong gory violence with injury detail, strong language

  • 2019 video

Ireland: Passed 16 uncut for: very strong gory violence and psychological threat:

  • 2019 cinema release
The running time exactly matches the cut UK cinema running time but the IFCO category comments better match the uncut version.
BBFC cut
UK Version
category
cuts
cut: ~17s
run: 90:11s
pal: 86:35s
15

15

Ireland 15
Ireland

UK: The UK Theatrical Version was passed 15 for strong gory injury detail, violence, language after BBFC advised category cuts adding up to a 17s difference in running time:
  • 2019 Sony RB Blu-ray
  • 2019 Sony R2 DVD
  • 2019 Sony VoD
  • 2019 cinema release
The languages available on the cut UK Blu-ray suggest that Italy/Ireland/UK have the cut release whilst the rest of Europe has the uncut version.
The BBFC commented:
  • This film was originally seen for advice at which stage the company was informed it was likely to be classified 18 uncut but that their preferred 15 classification could be achieved by making reductions to two scenes featuring both strong gory images and a dwelling on the infliction of pain and injury. When the film was submitted for formal classification these scenes had been acceptably reduced.

The BBFC further commented in its annual report covering 2019:

The advice viewing identified a dwelling on pain and bloody injury in two scenes, one in which a woman removes a glass shard from her eye and the other in which a man attempts to hold his shattered jaw in place. We advised the distributor that the detail in these scenes would result in the film being rated 18, and we recommended changes for 15, which the distributor made.

See article from movie-censorship.com . The BBFC cuts were:

  • A close up when Brenda pulls a glass splinter from her eye
  • A scene revealing Uncle Noah's broken jaw flapping down has been reframed with the injury moved off frame.

Ireland: The cut UK cinema version was passed 15 for: strong gory violence and supernatural threat.

  • 2019 Video
Brokeback Mountain

Brokeback Mountain is a 2005 USA / Canada romance by Ang Lee.

See Banned International: Brokeback Mountain

Broken

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Versions

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

90:02s 2006 UK horror by Simon Boyes and Adam Mason. With Nadja Brand, Eric Colvin and Abbey Stirling. IMDb

The Director's Cut/Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for:

The US release featuring the Unrated Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

There is also a cut US R Rated version to avoid, shortened by about 2 minutes

The Bronx Warriors

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  • 1990: The Bronx Warriors
  • 1990: I guerrieri del Bronx
  • 1990: Bronx Warriors
The Bronx Warriors is a 1982 Italy Sci-Fi film by Enzo G. Castellari.
With Mark Gregory, Fred Williamson and Vic Morrow. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
Shortened for an R rated theatarical release in the US. This version was further cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema release and VHS. An extended version was released uncut for 18 rated 2003 DVD and later downrated to 15 for 2010 DVD. The extended version was also used for DVD releases in teh US.

Summary Review : Cult classic

17-year-old Mark Gregory stars as Trash, leader of The Riders - a motorcycle gang that survive in the Bronx of the future. Crime has supposedly risen to such impossible heights that the police have abandoned the Bronx to its own devices - the gangs now rule the streets.

Originally made in Italian (although filmed in the Bronx) as I Guerrieri del Bronx , this cult classic was later dubbed into English. Only recently released in its uncut version, it was notorious for its violence and suffered extensive cuts in both its original UK and US releases. It also featured a lot of real Hell's Angels as the supporting bikers.

It has to be said that these days the violence in it looks quite restrained and won't shock as many as it once did. Suspension of disbelief is definitely required in order to deal with gangs who roller skate or tap dance, but the imagery of it all remains quite vivid.

Extended Version

uncut
uncut
run: 92:22s
pal: 88:40s
15 cert

18

MPAA Unrated

UK: An extended version was passed 15 uncut for:

UK: An extended version was passed18 uncut with previous BBFC cuts waived for

  • 2003 Michael Lee/Vipco R2 DVD

US: An extended version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

From IMDB. Cuts aside this is also a longer version restoring uncontroversial scenes:

  • A longer scene of the Riders discovering the body of Chris by the pier.
  • After Sandy and Speedy's cremation all the Riders take a handful of cremated ash and throw it into the river in a ritual.
  • A conversation between Anne and Trash on the beach, just before she is kidnapped by the Zombies, where she says she wants to leave because she feels responsible for all the deaths that have happened and Trash makes a speech about how "death is part of life, we live with it and it's scent gets on our skin". (This also makes Anne's dying words to Trash make a lot more sense at the film's close).

US Theatrical Version

BBFC cut
12s

cut
shortened

run: 83:03s
pal: 79:44s

18

MPAA R

UK: The shortened US Theatrical Version was passed 18 after 12s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1993 Simitar VHS
  • 1986 EIV VHS
  • 1983 cinema release

From IMDb:

  • Cut to edit the killing of the tramp and a man's face being hit with a baseball bat.
Bronx Warriors 2

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  • Escape from the Bronx
  • Fuga dal Bronx
  • Escape 2000
Bronx Warriors 2 is a 1983 Italian Sci-Fi by Enzo G. Castellari.
With Mark Gregory, Henry Silva and Valeria D'Obici. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an 18 rated 1985 cinema release. BBFC cuts were waived for a pre-cut 2003 DVD. Finally uncut and 15 rated for 2009 DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Review from IMDB: That delinquent Trash person

The semi-tough, actually rather effeminate Mark Gregory is back as that delinquent Trash person in Bronx Warriors 2, which in my opinion bests the original. It's faster-paced, with more action and more dead bodies, and Mark Gregory's acting has even improved.

The story gleefully ups the bleakness quotient, with most of the Bronx gangs having retreated into subterranean hideouts as Disinfestation Annihilation Squads raze the blighted neighborhoods to make way for fascistic urban renewal. Anybody who's seen the first Bronx Warriors knows Trash isn't going to put up with that.

If you're in the mood for a cheap 80s action flick that delivers the goods, Bronx Warriors 2 has more than enough gun battles, flamethrowers, exploding miniatures, people dying and flying through the air in slow motion, and scatological dialogue to satisfy.

Versions

uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA R

85:50s UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
  • 2010 Argent/Shameless R0 DVD titled Escape from the Bronx at UK Amazon
  • 2009 Argent/Shameless Trilogy R0 DVD titled Escape from the Bronx at UK Amazon

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut

1885:35s UK: A pre-cut version was passed 18 for strong language and violence with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
  • 2003 Michael Lee/Vipco R2 DVD

From IMDb:

  • The Vipco DVD release of Bronx Warriors 2 is the most complete British release yet including the previously snipped Shotgun Butt in Helmet Visor and Hostages Rigged with Bombs scenes, plus the slightly longer flame deaths. It is however marginally trimmed in the opening minute with the first victim (comes flying out of a second floor window during the opening credits). We do not see the Disinfestors then give him a good hiding unlike previous releases where they beat him unconscious. for:
BBFC cut
11s
18 88:56s
=85:23s
UK: Passed 18 after 11s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1985 cinema release

From IMDb:

  • Cut to the "hostages rigged with bombs" sequence (originally a hostage deliberately ran at a Disinfestor so the bomb goes off in his face)
  • Strike hitting a Disinfestor in the helmet visor with his shotgun butt causing his face to turn to red mush.
The Brood

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  • Chromosome 3
  • David Cronenberg's The Brood
  • La clinique de la terreur
The Brood is a 1979 Canada horror by David Cronenberg
With Oliver Reed and Samantha Eggar. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
The cinema release and VHS videos were cut by 36s in the US to achieve an R rating. The uncut version turned up in time for DVD.

Summary Notes: Cronenberg gets noticed

The Brood was David Cronenberg's third feature release and the film that got him noticed outside Canada and the horror genre. With heavy weight actors Oliver Reed and Samantha Egger, Cronenberg's excellent script and a story more psychological than outright horror, though there are a few gory scenes, Cronenberg was onto a winner.

This is a film that stays with you long after the final credits have rolled. Get this DVD now! it should be in your collection.

Versions

uncut
uncut
run: 92:00s
pal: 88:19s
18

MPAA Unrated

UK: The Uncut Version was passed 18 for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
cut

cut: 36s
run: 91:20s
pal: 87:41s
18

MPAA R

UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2005 Anchor Bay [Theatrical + Uncut] R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1998 Polygram VHS
  • 1997 Arrow VHS
  • 1992 Video Gems VHS
  • 1979 cinema release

The Theatrical Version was cut to achieve an MPAA R Rating. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com . The film was cut by 36s for violence.

  • The mallet murder of the old lady Juliana has less hammer blows
  • Shots of the dead schoolteacher's battered face have been removed
  • Shot missing of Nola ripping open the amniotic sack containing the fetus and then several shots of Nola licking the bloody fetus.
  • A shot of the dead Oliver Reed character has been deleted
Brother

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Versions

uncut
uncut
18108:46s 2000 US/UK/Japan gangster film by Takeshi Kitano.
With Takeshi Kitano, Claude Maki and Omar Epps. IMDb

The International Version was passed 18 uncut for:

  • 2010 Park Circus R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2003 FilmFour/Cinema Club R2 DVD
  • 2003 FilmFour/Cinema Club VHS
  • 2001 VCI video
  • 2000 cinema release

US R Rated versions have been cut to remove violence

Brother Sun, Sister Moon

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Brother Sun, Sister Moon is a 1972 Italy/UK war biography by Franco Zeffirelli.
With Graham Faulkner, Judi Bowker and Leigh Lawson. BBFC link IMDb

Exists in 2 very different versions, the International Version and the Original Italian Version

Summary Notes

This is a dramatization of events in the life of St. Francis of Assisi from before his conversion experience through his audience with the pope, including his friendship with St. Clare.

Versions

uncut
uncut
PG cert

U cert

115:49s UK: The International Version was passed PG uncut for mild nudity and violence for:

UK: The International Version was passed U uncut for:

  • 1973 cinema release
uncut
uncut
Italy flag ~129:00s From IMDb:

The Italian version runs 14 minutes longer, has a different score (no Donovan) and is totally recut, almost to the extent of being a different film. The film is not a flashback, it begins as the boys travel to an attic where they've acquired suits of Armour, then into the credits, then an extended ride through the fields with totally different dialogue. Different scenes, shots and dialogue throughout.

Brotherhood of Blades

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  • Xiu chun dao
Brotherhood of Blades is a 2014 China action film by Yang Lu.
Starring Chen Chang, Shih-Chieh Chin and Dong-xue Li. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC cuts were required for animal cruelty. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US

Summary Notes

This is a movie set in the late Ming Dynasty. The 3 main characters are all elite guards for the palace. One of their fellow guardsmen goes bad. His former companions must now forget their bond and apprehend him. But are they being lured into a larger conspiracy against their emperor?

Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~111:00s
=~106:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
5s
15107:03s

submitted
107:09s
UK: Passed 15 for strong bloody violence after 5s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 2017 Second Sight Films (RB) Blu-ray
  • 2017 Second Sight Films R2 DVD
The BBFC commented:
  • Compulsory cut required to remove a scene of animal cruelty (a horse being tripped)
Brotherhood of Blades II: The Infernal Battlefield

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Brotherhood of Blades II: The Infernal Battlefield is a 2017 China action historical drama by Yang Lu.
Starring Chen Chang, Mi Yang and Yi Zhang. BBFC link IMDb

BBFC animal cruelty cuts were required for a 15 rated video release in 2017.

Summary Notes

In the Ming dynasty of China, Shen Lian (starring Chang Chen), a secret police of corrupt government, is trapped by the conspiracy on a mission. To prove the innocence, he seeks the truth with a girl called Bei Zhai (starring Yang Mi).

Versions

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
cut: 11s
run: 119:57s
pal: 115:09s
15UK: Passed 15 for strong bloody violence after 11s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 2017 Thunderbird Releasing [16:9] video
The BBFC commented:
  • Compulsory cuts required to remove scenes of animal cruelty (horses being tripped)/

The BBFC commented further in its annual report covering 2017:

The DVD release of the Chinese action drama Brotherhood of Blades II: The Infernal Battlefield features scenes in which horses fall in a potentially dangerous manner after appearing to be tripped.

Brotherhood of the Wolf

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  • Le pacte des loups
Brotherhood of the Wolf is a 2001 France horror by Christophe Gans
With Samuel Le Bihan and Mark Dacascos. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb

There are 3 versions , The Director's Cut, the UK Version and the US Theatrical Version. The differences are uncontroversial and none of the versions particularly stand out from the others

Summary Notes

In 18th century France, the Chevalier de Fronsac and his native American friend Mani are sent by the King to the Gevaudan province to investigate the killings of hundreds by a mysterious beast.

Versions

uncut
Director's Cut
MPAA
Unrated
~151:00s
=~144:00s
US: The International Version/ Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:

The differences between the 3 versions are uncontentious. Just different opinions on the best cut. See cuts details on IMDb

uncut
UK Version
15 cert133:17s UK: The UK Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
uncut
US Theatrical
Version
15 cert 137:06s UK: The US Theatrical Version was passed 15 without cuts for:
  • 2002 Universal VHS
  • 2001 cinema release (unreleased)
The Brothers Grimsby

The Brothers Grimsby is a 2016 UK action comedy by Louis Leterrier.

See Grimsby

Brothers in Arms

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Versions

3:29s 1887:14s 1989 US drama by George Bloom

The BBFC cut 3:29s when the Guild video was submitted in 1989

The Brown Bunny

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  • A barna nyúl
The Brown Bunny is a 2003 USA / Japan drama by Vincent Gallo.
Starring Vincent Gallo, Chloë Sevigny and Cheryl Tiegs. BBFC link IMDb
The film was shortened for theatrical release after a poor reception at the Cannes Film Festival.

The film contains real sex as Chloë Sevigny gives an extended blow job

See Hardcore 18s List: The Brown Bunny

Summary Notes

Professional motorcycle racer Bud Clay heads from New Hampshire to California to race again. Along the way he meets various needy women who provide him with the cure to his own loneliness, but only a certain woman from his past will truly satisfy him.

Difficult to take seriously as drama, Vincent Gallo's strangled lonely-guy odyssey was a must-see for its extended Chloë Sevigny blow job

Cannes Version

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 119m
pal: 114m
France flag
France
France: Premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in a version that was 26 minutes longer than the Theatrical Version. The film got better reviews in the shorter theatrical version so that seems to be the definitive version. Note that the Cannes Version and Theatrical Version have exactly the same sex scenes.

Theatrical Version

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 93:02s
pal: 89:19s
18UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong real sex for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

The Bruce

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Versions

16s 15 Certificate106:48s 1996 release

Same cuts for cinema and video versions

Bruce Almighty

Bruce Almighty is a 2003 USA comedy fantasy drama by Tom Shadyac.

See Banned International: Bruce Almighty

Bruce Campbell vs Army Of Darkness

1992 US fantasy film by Sam Raimi

See Army of Darkness

Bruce Lee: A Dragon Story

1976 Hong Kong biography by Wu Chun-Man

See Bruce Lee: True Story

Bruce Lee Master of Jeet Kune Do

1976 Hong Kong biography by Wu Chun-Man

See Bruce Lee: True Story

Bruce Lee: the Legend

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Bruce Lee, the Legend is a 1984 Hong Kong documentary by Leonard Ho.
Starring Bruce Lee, James B Nicholson and Hoi-Chuen Lee. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS. Uncut and 15 rated since 2003 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

The Official Golden Harvest tribute to the Master of the Martial Arts Film, Bruce Lee.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 89:01s
pal: 85:27s
15 1980

MPAA Unrated

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence with previous BBFC cuts waived:
  • 2003 Medusa R2 DVD
US: Uncut and MPAA Not rated for:
BBFC cut
cut
cut: 4:43s
run: 85:49s
pal: 82:23s
sub: 85:27s
18 1980UK: Passed 18 after 4:43s of compulsory BBFC cuts:
  • 1994 Polygram Video [adb RANK] VHS
BBFC cut
cut
cut: 3:56s
run: 85:24s
pal: 81:59s
sub: 85:28s
18 1980UK: Passed 18 after 3:56s of compulsory BBFC cuts:
  • 1988 Rank Home Video [adb POLYGRAM] VHS
Bruce Lee, The Man and the Legend

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Versions

1882:29s by Wu Chin

Passed with all cuts waived in December 2000

2:38s 15 Certificate74:53s (Missing in Action, widescreen)
Bruce Lee: True Story

Link Here
  • Li Hsiao Lung chuan chi
  • Lee siu lung chuen kei
  • Bruce Lee Master of Jeet Kune Do
  • Bruce Lee, The Man, the Myth
  • Secret of Bruce Lee
  • Bruce Lee: A Dragon Story
  • Behind Bruce Lee
  • The Dragon Lives

Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~90:00s
=~86:00s
Seems to have 2 IMDb entries:

Bruce Lee: True Story is a 1976 Hong Kong biography by Wu Chun-Man.
With Bruce Li, Carter Wong and Kuei Chang. YouTube icon IMDb

Bruce Lee: The Man, the Myth is a 1976 Hong Kong biography by See-Yuen Ng.
With David Chow, Kuei Chang, Chi-Min Chin. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC cut
1:46s
18 84:58s UK: Passed 18 after 1:46s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2004 DVD.com/Showbox R2 DVD titled Bruce Lee: True Story
  • 1994 VPD VHS titled Secret of Bruce Lee

The cuts were:

  • 4 deleted views of nunchuka in the finale fight
  • 1 deleted earclap
BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut

1883:16s

UK: A presumably pre-cut version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2000 MIA R0 DVD titled Bruce Lee, The Man, the Myth
BBFC cut
cut
X cert 88:59s
=85:25s
UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1977 cinema release titled Bruce Lee Master of Jeet Kune Do
Bruce the Super Hero

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Bruce the Super Hero is a 1984 Hong Kong/Philippines action drama by Bruce Le.
With Bruce Le, Lito Lapid and Azenith Briones. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC by 1:38s for 1986 VHS. Later cut by 34s of animal cruelty for 2012 DVD

Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~88:00s
=~85:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
34s
15 Certificate 88:57s
=85:24s
UK: Passed 15 for frequent moderate action violence after 34s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2012 Firefly Video

The BBFC commented:

  • Cuts required to remove footage of animal cruelty (in this case a distressed and injured bull staggering, collapsing and convulsing on the ground, and sight of two captured animals fighting [a bird and a snake]).
BBFC cut
1:38s
18 83:40s UK: passed 18 after 1:38s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1986 VPD VHS
Bruno

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Versions

BBFC uncut

distributor
cut

MPAA
cut

1877:56s 2009 US comedy by Larry Charles

The cut Theatrical Version was passed 18 without further BBFC cuts for the 2009/10 Universal DVDs

BBFC
cut

distributor
cut

MPAA
cut

15 Certificate79:06s
=75:56s
The distributors also issued a pre-cut 15 rated cinema version to extend their box office reach. This versions is identified as the Snipped version.

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 an '18' classification but that the requested '15' certificate could be achieved by making changes to three scenes. In particular the BBFC suggested that the company remove the majority of a montage of exaggerated sexual activity between Bruno and his boyfriend; Bruno comically miming fellatio and anilingus as he pretends to have oral sex with a deceased person with whom he is in contact through a medium; and sex between couples at a swingers' party and aggressive sexual dialogue at the same party. When this version of the feature was submitted these changes had been made and the film was classified '15'. A previous version of the feature was submitted without these changes and was classified at '18'.

The BBFC explained their 15 rating:

BRUNO is a satirical comedy in which Sacha Baron Cohen plays gay Austrian fashion show presenter Bruno, who falls into disgrace and travels to the States in an attempt to achieve fame. This film was classified '15' in accordance with BBFC Guidelines, for strong language and strong sex references.

At '15', the Guidelines state 'There may be frequent use of strong language (for example, 'fuck'). This film contains a number of examples of this language.

The BBFC's 15 Guidelines on sex note that 'sexual activity may be portrayed but without strong detail. There may be strong verbal references to sexual behaviour'. Amongst other references and scenes Bruno contains implied anal penetration with a champagne bottle; clothed acting out of various sexual positions; and Bruno being comically whipped by a dominatrix. In all cases strong detail is omitted.

BBFC uncut

distributor
cut

MPAA
cut

1881:16s
=78:01s
Just before the cinema release the distributors further cut references to Michael Jackson over sensitivity of his recent death.

The BBFC Commented: Following the death of pop star Michael Jackson, the company chose to remove a sequence involving the star's sister, LaToya, which includes references to her late brother. Otherwise, the work remains identical to the previously classified '18' version.

The BBFC explained their 18 rating:

BRUNO is a satirical comedy in which Sacha Baron Cohen plays gay Austrian fashion show presenter Bruno, who falls into disgrace and travels to the States in an attempt to achieve fame. This film was classified '18' in accordance with BBFC Guidelines, for strong sex and strong sex references. At '15', the Guidelines state that 'sexual activity may be portrayed but without strong detail. There may be strong verbal references to sexual behaviour'. Both the scenes of strong sex and the sex references were considered by the Board to go beyond the '15' level, but acceptable at the adult '18' category. There are three strong sex scenes in the film. The first one features a montage of exaggerated sexual activity between Bruno and his boyfriend. The second shows Bruno comically miming fellatio and anilingus as he pretends to have oral sex with a deceased person with whom he is in contact through a medium, while the third scene features sex between couples at a swingers' party, with sexual detail obscured.

The film also contains some uses of strong language.

BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut

18

MPAA
Rated R

82:32s
=79:14s
The 2009 cinema release was passed without BBFC cuts but the distributors submitted the US R rated version cut to avoid an NC-17 rating.
Brutalization

1973 Netherlands/Belgium crime thriller by Fons Rademakers.

See Because of the Cats

The Brute

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Versions

cut X cert1977 UK drama by Gerry O'Hara

The BBFC cut the 1977 cinema release

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

Brute Corps

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Brute Corps is a 1971 USA action drama by Jerry Jameson.
Starring Paul Carr, Joseph Kaufmann and Jennifer Billingsley. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1972 cinema release and not released since. Cut for US R rating but the Unrated version is uncut.

Summary Notes

A couple runs into a strange Marine camp where soldiers perform training exercises. The girl gets tormented, and the guy goes after them.

A beautiful hitchhiker and a draft dodger travel to Mexico and encounter a pack of mercenaries awaiting their next mission in Central America. A terribly psychotic merc takes a liking to the girl which sets the couple on a brutal and violent course of torture and rape. Gritty and exciting, this one is not for the faint of heart.

Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~90:00s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
mpaa cut
cut
MPAA
R Rated
~87:00s
US: The R Rated version was cut.
banned
banned
rejectedUK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1972 cinema release
Brutes and Savages

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Brutes and Savages is a 1978 USA documentary by Arthur Davis.
With Arthur Davis and Richard Johnson. YouTube icon IMDb

The cut original version was seized by police during the video nasty panic. There is an uncut Uncivilized Version released in the US.

Summary Notes

Fascinated by forbidden rituals and ceremonies, world explorer Arthur Davis takes a crew with hidden cameras to Africa and South America to secretly record the beauty and horror of the "law of the jungle". BRUTES AND SAVAGES is the filmed document of his death-defying adventures. Shocking, brutal and repulsive, this film mixes bizarre authentic footage with incredibly exploitive (and often hilarious) "re-enactments" of his findings. Animal sacrifices, bizarre tribal ceremonies, mating rituals and even brain surgery.

Versions

uncut
Uncivilized
Version
MPAA
Unrated
~107:00s
=~102:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
cut
cut
Original Version
Section 3 seizure 87:03s UK: The Cut Version was released on pre-cert video for:
  • 1980 Derann VHS

When first released in US theaters in 1978, Brutes and Savages was cut down to avoid problems with the censors.

In the UK 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. See list of videos seized during the video nasties panic

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

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Buck Rogers in the 25th Century is a 1979 USA action Sci-Fi TV pilot by Daniel Haller.
Starring Gil Gerard, Erin Gray and Pamela Hensley. BBFC link IMDb

BBFC category cuts were required for 1979 cinema release. The rating became 15 uncut for 1987 VHS and then PG uncut for 2004 DVD.

Summary Notes

In 1987, Captain William "Buck" Rogers pilots his space shuttle Ranger 3 on a mission but a meteor storm freezes him into an orbit that returns him to Earth - 500 years later. In 2491, his shuttle is found and captured by the Draconian flagship, under the command of Princess Ardala and her second-in-command Kane. Reviving him, they return him to Earth after secretly planting a homing beacon aboard his shuttle to track a path through Earth's defense barrier. Buck is under arrest and learns that Earth has been rebuilt over the centuries in his absence following a nuclear holocaust. Buck Rogers must adjust to the 25th century, and convince the Terrans that the Draconians are secretly planning to conquer Earth.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 88:22s
pal: 84:50s
PG cert

15 1980

UK: Passed PG uncut for mild horror and violence:
  • 2018 Fabulous Films Complete Collection (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 2nd April 2018

The Blu-ray set was packaged with a 15 rating for unknown reasons

The DVD set was packaged with a 12 rating due to the 2nd episode, Planet of the Slave Girls being 12 rated.

UK: Passed 15 uncut:

  • 1987 CIC VHS
BBFC cut
category cuts
cut:
run: 88:33s
pal: 85:00s
A 1970UK: Passed A (PG) after BBFC category cuts:
  • 1979 cinema release

Thanks to Richard:

The theatrical version of the pilot episode of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century was rated A in the UK in 1979, and was actually cut - the bit where Buck kicks the second Tigerman in the nuts. Post-VRA, it was released on VHS uncut, but with an extremely overzealous 15 certificate, even though it often played on TV at mornings and afternoons.

A Bucket of Blood

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  • El falso escultor
A Bucket of Blood is a 1959 USA crime comedy horror by Roger Corman.
Starring Dick Miller, Barboura Morris and Antony Carbone. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1959. Uncut and 15 rated for all UK video home video releases. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

Walter Paisley, nerdy busboy at a Bohemian café, is jealous of the talent (and popularity) of its various artistic regulars. But after accidentally killing his landlady's cat and covering the body in plaster to hide the evidence, he is acclaimed as a brilliant sculptor - but his new-found friends want to see more of his work. Lacking any artistic talent whatsoever, Walter has to resort to similar methods to produce new work, and soon people start mysteriously disappearing...

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 65:41s
pal: 63:03s
15

MPAA Unrated

UK: Passed 15 uncut for hard drugs references for:
  • 2007 Boulevard Entertaiment R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2007 Boulevard Entertaiment VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon
  • 2005 Stax Entertainment video
  • 2004 Classic Entertainment video

UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

  • 2001 Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent. video
  • 1996 Encore Entertainment VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
cut:
run: 65:22s
pal: 62:45s
X pre 1970UK: Passed X (18) after compulsory cuts for:
  • 1960 cinema release
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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Versions

11s 15 Certificate81:57s 1992 US film by Rubel Kuzui
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 3: Dead Man's Party

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 3: Dead Man's Party is an episode of the action horror TV series by James Whitmore Jr.
Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon and Alyson Hannigan. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 12 rated 2000 DVD. Uncut on US and UK TV.

Listen also to Podcast 78 from bbfc.co.uk

Summary Notes

Buffy is back home, to her mother Joyce's great relief, which calls for a dinner invitation for the while gang, but the mood remains gloomy, despite her resuming the main slaying tasks although for the others things can't just return to their former state, not in the least because the obviously amused principal Snyder pays no attention to pleas to take Buffy back (mother's threat to take the case to the mayor even has an inverse effect), while Buffy still dreams of Angel. After a dead cat found in the Summers bookcase, other stinking corpses come to life again, a phenomenon which must have something to do with a the mysterious Nigerian mask with lighting red eyes mother Joyce bought.

Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA Unrated

TV

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

UK: Uncut on late night E4

Thanks to Jon, September 2020:

In Dead Man's Party, at around the 35m mark, Giles (played by Anthony Stewart Head) is in his car. He is trapped by marauding zombies and his car keys are outside on the road, dropped after a tussle with one of the zombies. So, in order to flee, Giles hotwires his own car. The BBFC cut about 2s to remove the hotwiring moment (when Giles pulls-out the wires from underneath the glove box, and touches them together to start the car's engine).

The DVD removes this, but E4 are showing the uncut original broadcast version. I also believe a head-butt has been removed from the DVD edition, but this also remains in the E4 broadcast edition.

UK: Uncut on late night BBC2

Thanks to Daniel:

This episode was broadcast on TV uncut when it was shown on BBC2.

On the whole, the BBC were fairly restrained with the scissors screening Buffy until the seventh season, which they maimed because of the high level of violence involving knives which coincided with news reports of several high profile stabbings of teenagers.

They did repeat all the episodes uncut in a late night slot a month or so later.

The BBC only ever cut one episode of Buffy in a late night slot, and that was to delete a use of the word "Spaz" said in a comedic context. I'm guessing The Idiots would not be a big hit at the BBC.

Channel 4 broadcast the spin off series Angel , and all but destroyed it with terrible maiming cuts. One particular episode concerning the possession of a child earned an "18" certificate from the BBFC (I think C4 showed it at 5:05 pm with cuts in excess of 6 minutes).

BBFC cut
 
cut: 8s
run: 44:40s
pal: 42:53s
12 certUK: Passed 12 after 8s of BBFC cuts for :
  • 2000 20th Century Fox R2 DVD

The BBFC cuts were:

  • one for violence, a neck break (to get a 12);
  • the other for an imitable technique, hot wiring a car
 
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 6: Bargaining Part 1

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 6: Bargaining: Part 1  is an episode of the action horror TV series  by David Grossman.
Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon and Emma Caulfield Ford. BBFC link IMDb

Pre-cut prior to be passed 12 without BBFC cuts for 12 rated 2003 DVD. Uncut in the US.  

Listen also to  Podcast 78 from bbfc.co.uk

Summary Notes

Buffy is dead, and the Scooby Gang must do the best they can without her. But concern about the way she died leads Willow to believe that she may have been pulled into a hell dimension. Unable to bear the thought of their friend enduring eternal torment, Willow, Xander, Anya, and Tara decide to perform a resurrection spell that will bring Buffy back from the dead.

Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA Unrated US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
cut
pre-cut
cut: 2s
run: 48:54s
pal: 46:57s
12 certUK: A hybrid version on late night E4

Thanks to Jon, September 2020:

In Bargaining - Part One, at around the 30m mark, Willow (Alyson Hannigan) is preparing a magic spell in a field, and a fawn walks onto screen. She grabs it, stabs it and bleeds it out. The UK DVD editions were pre-cut by Fox, who presumably felt it better that they cut the scene entirely, rather than have the BBFC potentially risk asking them to remove stuff.

On the DVD you see the fawn being grabbed, and Willow suddenly grabbing and thrusting a dagger that lies to her left (screen-right), but whilst you see the fawn struggle before dying, you don't see the actual mutilation of it. There is then a noticeable audible jump, and we see Willow conclude the spell, with blood all over her hands.

Now with E4, it's a hybrid version that is being broadcast. The scene is uncut, in that there are no audio jumps - as it was originally intended and broadcast, however, once Willow grabs the dagger and thrusts it, the image has been ever-so-slightly reframed, and zoomed-in, so you can see just moments of the fan thrashing about (its head pops into the bottom part of the screen a couple of times), but the not sight of the dagger actually killing it, nor it dying from the wound, and nor then the sight of the dead carcass. Then when the scene changes to Willow with blood on her hands, the framing is back to how it should be.

UK: A pre-cut European version was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2003 20th century Fox R2 DVD

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com :

  • Cut in the scene where Willow stabs a deer. The blood of the deer running into the container has been deleted
Bugs

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  • Initiation: Silent Night, Deadly Night 4
  • Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation

Bugs is a 1990 USA horror by Brian Yuzna.
Starring Clint Howard, Neith Hunter and Tommy Hinkley. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

A female reporter investigates the death of a woman who, on fire, leapt off of a building to her death. Her investigation leads her to discover the existence of a strange cult dedicated Egyptan god Isis--and the cult wants her as its new queen.

Versions

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
8s
18 85:52s

submitted
85:49s
UK: Passed 18 after 8s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1996 Guild Home VHS

Thanks to Bleach. The BBFC cuts were:

  • Sight of man hanging by his nipples was removed.
The Bulldog Breed

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The Bulldog Breed is a 1960 UK comedy by Robert Asher.
With Norman Wisdom, Ian Hunter, David Lodge. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for the 1960 UK cinema release. It is unknown if cuts persisted into home video

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
PG93:40s UK: Passed PG without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2013 The Product Agency video
  • 2013 Carlton R2 DVD
  • 1993 VCI VHS
  • 1990 Warner VHS

Previously cut by the BBFC for the 1960 UK cinema release

BBFC cut
cut
old cert U  UK: Passed U after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1960 cinema release
Bullet

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Versions

1:02s 1890:49s 1996 US action film by Julien Temple

The BBFC cut 1:02s from the First Independent video version submitted in 1997

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

See also USA R vs Unrated versions from movie-censorship.com

Bullet for a Badman

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Versions

  PG certificate76:39s 1996 release

+ cinema cuts

A Bullet for the General

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  • El chuncho, quien sabe?

Versions

BBFC uncut

best available
International
Version
best
available

15 cert

18

MPAA
Unrated

112:20s A Bullet for the General is a 1966 Italy spaghetti western by Damiano Damiani.
With Gian Maria Volonté, Klaus Kinski and Martine Beswick. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

UK: The International Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:

UK: The Longer Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1993 RTM VHS
  • 1986 Stablecane VHS
  • 1968 cinema release

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

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
114:54s
=110:18s
US: The US Version is MPAA Unrated for:
      There is also a 135 minute version and a very short 77 minute X Rated Theatrical Version.
Bully

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  • The Bully Project
Bully is a 2011 USA documentary by Lee Hirsch.
Starring Ja'Meya Jackson, Kelby Johnson and Lona Johnson. IMDb
Originally R rated for strong language. The distributors appealed the decision but lost their case, so the strong language was cut for a PG-13 rating. The film hasn't been released in the UK.

Summary Notes

A documentary on peer-to-peer bullying in schools across America.

Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA Unrated

MPAA R

~98:00s US: The Unrated Version was originally R Rated but surrendered this to enable an unrated, but limited, release in theatres. The producers appealed against the R Rating which was based on 6 uses of the word 'fuck'.
mpaa cut
cut

best available
best
available

MPAA PG-13 ~98:00s   US: The cut version is PG-13 rated for:

After the appeal was turned down and the distributors cut the film for a PG-13 rating. The 6 'fucks' were whittled down to 3, and in particular, 3 or the more aggressive uses were removed from a scene on a school bus

Bumblebee

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  • Transformers 6
Bumblebee is a 2018 USA action Sci-Fi adventure by Travis Knight.
Starring Hailee Steinfeld, Justin Theroux and Angela Bassett. BBFC link IMDb
The distributor made category cuts to achieve a PG rated cinema release in 2018 and home video releases in 2019. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US. Presumably the cut UK version was eventually passed PG in Australia after an appeal against an M rating.

Summary Notes

On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 113:44s
pal: 109:11s
12A

MPAA PG-13

Australian M rating
Australia

ifco 12
Ireland 

UK: Passed 12A uncut for moderate fantasy violence:
  • 2018 cinema release unreleased as the distributors preferred a cut PG version
US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for sequences of sci-fi action violence:

Australia: Passed M (PG-15) for Moderate impact violence, mild impact themes, language Very mild drug use, sex:

  • 2018 cinema release unreleased as the distributors preferred a lower rating

Ireland : Passed 12A uncut for moderate violence

It is not entirely clear whether the UK cut or uncut version were submitted but the timing of the submission and runtime suggest the uncut version. Either way the distributors appealed the 12A in the hope of a PG but lost their case and the 12A stands.
cut
pre-cut
cut: 6s
run: 113:38s
pal: 109:05s
PG

Austrlia PG
Australia

Australian M rating
Australia

UK: Passed PG for moderate fantasy violence, mild sex references, injury detail, language after about 6s of pre-cuts:
  • 2019 Paramount Home Entertainment R0 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 13th May 2019
  • 2019 Paramount Home Entertainment R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 13th May 2019
  • 2019 Paramount Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 13th May 2019
  • 2018 cinema release

Australia: Presumably the cut UK version submitted and passed M (PG-15) for Moderate impact violence, mild impact themes, language Very mild drug use, sex:

The distributors were hoping that this cut version would achieve a PG so appealed this decision.

The distributors won the appeal and so the pre-cut version of the film has been passed PG for mild science fiction violence, mild themes, some scenes may scare young children f or:

  • 2018 cinema release

See article from movie-censorship.com The cuts were:

  • A shot showing a few men being thrown through the air by an explosion
  • A shot of Agent Burns with a bloodied face has been hidden
  • The body of a hillbilly after being shot by a robot is removed along with the robot saying: Hmm. I like the way they pop.
Bumfights: Cause for Concern Volume 1

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Versions

uncut
uncut
    Bumfights: Cause for Concern Volume 1 is a 2002 reality Video by Mickey, Ryan & Jamon McOckner.
With Donald Brennan, Donny and Rufus Hannah.
YouTube icon IMDb

Unidentified R2 release via UK Amazon
Unidentified R1 release via UK Amazon

banned
banned
rejected56:10s

 

UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 2003 Fabulous Films DVD

The BBFC commented:

Bumfights - Cause for Concern consists substantially of camcorder footage of homeless people ('bums') being abused, assaulted, and humiliated. These scenes are intercut with footage of street brawls and soft pornography.

Under the Video Recordings Act 1984 the Board must have special regard to any harm to those likely to view a video and to any harm to society through the behaviour of those viewers afterwards. The Act singles out particular elements as being potentially harmful including criminal behaviour and violent behaviour or incidents. The BBFC guidelines for '18' rated works state that the Board may "cut or reject... any detailed portrayal of violent or dangerous acts which is likely to promote the activity" (page 16). The Board's guidelines for violence also state as particular concerns "callousness towards victims, encouraging aggressive attitudes [and] taking pleasure in pain and humiliation" (page 9). In the Board's view, the video breaches these guidelines by exploiting the physical and other vulnerabilities of homeless people.

The Board considered the possibility of cuts. However, given the extent of the unacceptable material, cuts were not considered a viable option on this occasion.
The Bunny Caper

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  • Sex Play
  • Games Girls Play

Versions

best available
best
available
MPAA
R Rated
88:05s 1974 UK sex comedy by Jack Arnold. With Christina Hart, Oliver Gilbert and Harry Towb. IMDb

The US release features a short version MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC
cut
X cert  Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1974 cinema release

The submitted running times was noted as 90:27s

The Bunny Game

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The Bunny Game is a 2010 US crime horror by Adam Rehmeier.
With Rodleen Getsic, Norwood Fisher and Gregg Gilmore. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 2011 DVD. Uncut in the US

Summary Notes

A prostitute looking for her next meal hitches a ride with a trucker that leaves her praying for her next breath.

Rodleen Gestic's performance was amazing. She was physically branded, and abused for real in front of the camera, so it is impossible to fault her commitment. Similarly at times Renfro was genuinely convincing as a lunatic. However, the film has many flaws. The editing is so quick that for whole sections of the film, individual scenes last 3-5 seconds. I just found it distracting from an already weak story.

I have just wasted seventy six minutes of my life. I have a duty to warn everyone as a potential viewer to avoid this mess at all costs.

Versions

uncut
uncut
Netherlands

Sweden flag

MPAA
Unrated

76:14s

 

Netherlands: Uncut for:

Sweden: Uncut for:

  • Sw 2012 Njuta Films R2 DVD

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

banned
banned
rejected 76:14s UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 2011 Trinity DVD

The BBFC explained the ban in a press release:

The BBFC has rejected the sexually violent DVD The Bunny Game . The film follows a female prostitute who hitches a lift with a truck driver. The truck driver kidnaps the woman, restrains and forcibly strips her, and proceeds to physically and sexually abuse and humiliate her. The abuse of the kidnapped woman takes up the greater part of the film.

The Board's Guidelines state A strict policy on sexual violence and rape is applied. Content which might eroticise or endorse sexual violence may require cuts at any classification level. This is more likely with video works than film because of the potential for replaying scenes out of context. Any association of sex with non-consensual restraint, pain or humiliation may be cut . The principal focus of The Bunny Game is the unremitting sexual and physical abuse of a helpless woman, as well as the sadistic and sexual pleasure the man derives from this. The emphasis on the woman's nudity tends to eroticise what is shown, while aspects of the work such as the lack of explanation of the events depicted, and the stylistic treatment, may encourage some viewers to enjoy and share in the man's callousness and the pleasure he takes in the woman's pain and humiliation.

David Cooke, Director of the BBFC said:

It is the Board's carefully considered view that to issue a certificate to this work, even if confined to adults, would be inconsistent with the Board's Guidelines, would risk potential harm within the terms of the Video Recordings Act, and would accordingly be unacceptable to the public.

The Board considered whether its concerns could be dealt with through cuts. However, the pervasiveness of the abuse makes it very difficult to deal with The Bunny Game by means of cuts. If the company would like to attempt to cut this work in order to submit it in a reduced form, they are entitled to do so, but the Board can offer no assurances that such re-editing would be successful.

The decision to reject The Bunny Game was taken by the Director, David Cooke and the Presidential Team of Sir Quentin Thomas, Alison Hastings and Gerard Lemos.

The decision means that the film cannot be legally supplied anywhere in the UK.

 

The Bunnyman Massacre

  • Bunnyman
The Bunnyman Massacre is a 2011 USA horror by Carl Lindbergh.
Starring Cheryl Texiera, Matthew Albrecht and Alaina Agianci. BBFC link IMDb

Exists as a regular version and a Grindhouse Edition.

Summary Notes

A couple of dimwitted teens get chased by a killer dressed in a bunny suit.

Grindhouse Edition

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 89m
pal: 85m
MPAA UnratedUS: Bunnyman: The Grindhouse Edition is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

From the promotional material:

The original Bunnyman completely recut, approx. 25% of the film is new footage (incorporating deleted scenes and new VFX), and the score is being completely redone. These changes go way beyond a simple directors cut, however it's not an entirely new film either. These changes will make Bunnyman : Grindhouse Edition the definitive version of the original Bunnyman film.

Regular Version

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 88:55s
pal: 85:22s
18 1980UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, gore and scene of sexual violence:
The 'Burbs

Link Here

The 'Burbs is a 1989 USA comedy by Joe Dante.
With Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern and Carrie Fisher. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for a PG rated cinema and VHS release. Uncut for DVD but with a 12 rating. Uncut and PG rated in the US.

Summary Notes

An overstressed suburbanite and his paramilitaric neighbor struggle to prove their paranoid theory that the new family in town is a front for a cannibalistic cult.

Versions

uncut
uncut
12 cert

MPAA PG
MPAA

97:08s UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate violence after previous cuts waived for:
  • 2016 Fabulous R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2014 Arrow [Theatrical version + Workprint] Steelbook RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2014 Arrow [Theatrical version + Workprint] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2009 Universal R2 DVD

US: Uncut and MPAA rated PG for:

uncut
Workprint
MPAA Unrated ~106:00s
=~101:00s
UK: A workprint and an alternative ending are included in the extras for:
  • 2014 Arrow [Theatrical version + Workprint] Steelbook RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2014 Arrow [Theatrical version + Workprint] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon

US:  The Workprint is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2018 Shout! Factory Collectors Edition [Theatrical version + Workprint] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
BBFC cut
26s
PG certificate 96:40s UK: Passed PG after 26s of BBFC cuts for category for:
  • 1989 CIC VHS
  • 1989 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • A little bit of secondary cutting going on here. Tom Hanks watches clips from Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 and The Exorcist on TV but we don't.
  • There's also cut to a failed attempt to use a credit card to open a door latch.
Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror

Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror is a 1980 Italian horror by Andrea Bianchi

See The Zombie Dead

Burial of the Rats

Link Here
  • Bram Stoker's Burial of the Rats

Versions

uncut
uncut
1882:05s 1995 US/Russia TV horror by Dan Golden. With Adrienne Barbeau, Maria Ford and Kevin Alber. IMDb

Passed 18 uncut for:

There is also a shortened US Unrated Version and a shortened cut US R Rated Version

Burke & Hare

Link Here
  • Horrors of Burke and Hare
Burke & Hare is a 1972 UK horror film by Vernon Sewell.
With Derren Nesbitt, Harry Andrews and Glynn Edwards. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1972 cinema release. Uncut on home video.

Summary Notes

Two men go into business supplying medical colleges with cadavers by robbing graves.

Versions

uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA R

90:02s UK: Passed 15 uncut for sexualised nudity, moderate violence for:

US: MPAA R Rated for:

The running time seems to short but perhaps it is doubly speeded up due to format transfers.

BBFC cut
cut
X certsubmitted
98:09s
=94:13s
 
UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • UK1972 cinema release

From IMDb:

  • Cut to remove a shot of Hare stabbing a man with a broken bottle during a fight
  • Cuts to a scene where a prostitute 'corrects' her male client by beating him with a cane.
Burke's Law - Who Killed Julian Buck?

Link Here

Versions

11s PG certificate49:01s by Don Weis (

Cut in 2006 with the following BBFC comment: Compulsory cuts required to remove sight of horse falls

Burn !

Link Here
  • Queimada

Versions

BBFC uncut12 cert107:44s 1969 Italy/France drama by Gillo Pontecorvo.
With Marlon Brando, Evaristo Márquez and Norman Hill. IMDb

The English Language Export Version was passed Passed 12 without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2007 20th Century Fox R2 DVD
  • 2004 Orbit R2 DVD

There is also a longer Italian language version

BBFC uncut AA certificate112:11s
=107:42s
The English Language Export Version was passed Passed AA without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1970 cinema release titled Queimada
The Burning

Link Here
  • Cropsy
The Burning is a 1981 US/Canada slasher by Tony Maylam
With Brian Matthews and Leah Ayres. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1981 cinema release. Released uncut on pre-cert video but this then got banned as a video nasty. BBFC required further cuts for 18 rated 1992 VHS. Later uncut for DVD and Blu-ray. In the US the Unrated Version is uncut but the R rated version is cut.

Summary Review : Must Have

A former summer camp caretaker, horribly burned from a prank gone wrong, lurks around an upstate New York summer camp bent on killing the teenagers responsible for his disfigurement.

I personally love the killer in the woods slashers the best and this is the perfect premise. This film starts as a flashback "of course"... The kids at a summer camp play a trick that goes terribly wrong on Cropsy the mean spirited grounds keeper and he is burned beyond recognition,

Flash back to the woods "summer camp " Cropsy returns to the scene of the crime to wreak havoc and spill PLENTY of blood. This is a MUST HAVE for slasher fans.

Cutting Edge


cutting edge the burning
See The Burning   on YouTube
By Gavin Salkeld

Versions

uncut
uncut
run: 91:00s
pal: 87:22s
18

MPAA Unrated

UK: Passed 18 uncut with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

US: uncut and MPAA Unrated (but labelled R Rated) for:

mpaa cut
cut
US Theatrical
Version
cut: 1:01s
run: 90:02s
pal: 86:26s
MPAA RUS: The US Theatrical Version was cut by 1:01s for an R Rating. This version was also released on US VHS.

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC cut
cut
cut: 19s
run: 90:43s
pal: 87:05s
18UK: The cut Cinema Version was further cut by 9s by the BBFC for:
  • 1992 Vipco VHS

The total BBFC cuts were:

  • An attack on a prostitute loses 2 shots out of 3 of sheers stabbed into her stomach and of the girl in pain.
  • A girl in an open shirt is slashed in the neck. The BBFC cut a follow on scene showing blood flowing down her partially naked breasts.
  • In the scene on the boat where Eddie gets his fingers removed with the garden shears, the BBFC cut the follow up shot of the boy looking at the bleeding stumps.
  • A few seconds later a boy being killed by being stabbed with sheers in his neck loses a close up of the stabbing and the sight of him coughing up blood.
  • There is a shot missing of a girl with a gaping wound in her forehead.
BBFC cut
10s
Video Nasty UK: Thorn EMI tried to replace rental videos with the BBFC cut cinema version but most shops stuck with the uncut version.
uncut
uncut
run: 91:05s
pal: 87:26s
Video NastyUK: Thorn EMI initially released the pre-cert video uncut for:
  • 1983 Thorn EMI VHS

The uncut version of the video was banned as a video nasty in October 1983. It remained on the list throughout the scare and so became one of the collectable DPP39s

BBFC cut
 cut
cut: 10s
run: 90:58s
pal: 87:20s
X certUK: Passed X (18) after 10s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1981 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • An attack on a prostitute loses 2 shots out of 3 of sheers stabbed into her stomach and of the girl in pain.
  • In the scene on the boat where Eddie gets his fingers removed with the garden shears, the BBFC cut the follow up shot of the boy looking at the bleeding stumps.
  • A few seconds later a boy being killed by being stabbed with sheers in his neck loses the sight of him coughing up blood.
Burning Bright

Link Here

Versions

uncut
uncut
16 85:51s 2010 US thriller by Carlos Brroks.
With Briana Evigan, Charlie Tahan and Garret Dillahunt. IMDb

The German release is uncut and FSK 16 rated

BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut
3:34s

12 cert82;12s A shortened, pre-cut version was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2010 Technicolor/Momentum R2 DVD

Note that DVD extras have raised the DVD to a BBFC 15 rating.

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . The speculation is that scenes were pre-cut as they showed an aerosol being used as a lash-up flame thrower.

The Burning Moon

The Burning Moon is a 1997 Germany horror by Olaf Ittenbach.

No UK Release. See Banned and Unreleased Films:  The Burning Moon
 

 

Burnt By the Sun

  • Burnt By the Sun - Soleil Trompeur
  • Utomlennye solntsem
  • Burnt by the Sun
Burnt By the Sun is a 1994 Russia / France war historical drama by Nikita Mikhalkov.
Starring Nikita Mikhalkov, Ingeborga Dapkunaite and Oleg Menshikov. BBFC link IMDb

A shortened International Version was released at the cinema and on VHS in 1995. Later the full length version was released on DVD.

Summary Notes

Russia, 1936: revolutionary hero Colonel Kotov is spending an idyllic summer in his village with his young wife and six-year-old daughter Nadia and other assorted family and friends. Things change dramatically with the unheralded arrival of Cousin Dmitri from Moscow, who charms the women and little Nadia with his games and pianistic bravura. But Kotov isn't fooled: this is the time of Stalin's repression, with telephone calls in the middle of the night spelling doom - and he knows that Dmitri isn't paying a social call...

Versions

BBFC uncut
Original Version
run: 152:10s
pal: 146:05s
15 1980UK: The Original Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language and a suicide theme:
  • 2008 Second Sight R2 DVD titled Burnt By the Sun - Soleil Trompeur at UK Amazon
  • 2005 Pathe Distribution video

See version details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC uncut
shortened
International Version
run: 134:43s
pal: 129:20s
15 1980UK: The International Version was passed 15 uncut:
  • 1995 Guild Home VHS
  • 1995 cinema release
The Bushido Blade

Link Here
  • The Bloody Bushido Blade

Versions

BBFC uncut
pre-cut
15 cert 89:52s 1981 US/UK action film by Tsugunobu Kotani.
With Richard Boone, Toshirô Mifune and Mike Starr. IMDb

The cut US Cable TV Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:

There is also the uncut Theatrical Version running at ~104:00s =~98:00s PAL titled The Bloody Bushido Blade

Busting

Link Here

Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA
R Rated
92:00s
=~88:00s
1974 US crime drama by Peter Hyams.
With Elliott Gould, Robert Blake and Allen Garfield. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated

BBFC
27s
1887:37s Passed 18 after 27s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1988 Warner VHS
BBFC
cut
X cert   Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1974 cinema release

The submitted running time was noted as 91:39s = 87:59s PAL

 

But I'm a Cheerleader

  • Ali ja sam cirlidersica
But I'm a Cheerleader is a 1999 USA comedy romance by Jamie Babbit.
Starring Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall and Michelle Williams. BBFC link IMDb
Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. Uncut and 15 rated in the UK. The cut US version was released in the UK in 2020 still with a BBFC 15 rating.

Summary Notes

Megan is an all-American girl. She's a cheerleader and has a boyfriend, but she doesn't like kissing him very much, and she's pretty tactile with her cheerleader friends, and she only has pictures of girls up in her locker. Her parents and friends conclude that she *must* be gay and send her off to "sexual redirection" school, full of admittedly homosexual misfits, where she can learn how to be straight. Will Megan be turned around to successful heterosexuality, or will she succumb to her love for the beautiful Graham?

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 92:20s
pal: 88:38s
15

MPAA NC-17

UK: Passed 15 uncut for occasional coarse language and strong sex references.:
  • 2001 Metrodome Distribution video
  • 2001 cinema release

US: Initially passed NC-17 uncut but the producers subsequently cut the film for an R rating

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
cut  

cut:  
run: 85:24s
pal: 81:59s
15

MPAA R

UK: The cut US version was passed 15 without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 22019 Lionsgate video

US: Cut for an MPAA R rating,

From IMDb. Two scenes were removed from the movie to obtain a R rating. The two scenes were:

  • There was a much more longer version of fully clothed Megan masturbating.
  • The sex scene between Megan and Graham was toned down because it was much too explicit and would have caused the movie to receive a NC-17 rating.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Link Here

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 USA crime western biography by George Roy Hill.
Starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford and Katharine Ross. BBFC link IMDb

Uncut for 1969 cinema release and VHS releases but animal cruelty cuts were required by the BBFC for 2018 cinema release. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.

Summary Notes

Butch and Sundance are the two leaders of the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang. Butch is all ideas, Sundance is all action and skill. The west is becoming civilized, and when Butch and Sundance rob a train once too often, a special posse begins trailing them no matter where they run. Over rocks, through towns, across rivers, the group is always just behind them. When they finally escape through sheer luck, Butch has another idea, "Let's go to Bolivia". Based on the exploits of the historical characters.

Versions

BBFC cut
compulsory BBFC cuts
1s
PG

No Cert

110:18s
=105:53s

submitted
110:19s
=105:54s
UK: Passed PG for moderate violence after 1s of compulsory BBFC cuts:
  • 2018 cinema release
UK: A pre-cut version was released for:
  • 2013 20th Century Fox RB Blu-ray
This version is not reported in the BBFC database though.
The BBFC commented:
  • Cut required to remove a scene of deliberate animal cruelty staged for the film (an animal being tripped using wires in a dangerous fashion).

Thanks to Barton who reports that:

The horse trip was simply not spotted until 2001 when a documentary was submitted to the BBFC in which the director admitted he used trip wires to achieve a particular fall. The BBFC told Fox they wouldn't be able to pass it uncut again. Indeed the UK Blu-ray is also cut, although Fox pre-cut it.
BBFC uncut
uncut
PG

A pre 1970

MPAA PG

105:51s

UK: Passed PG uncut for moderate violence and mild sex references and language:
  • 1998 Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent. VHS
  • 1987 CBS/Fox VHS
UK: Passed A (PG) uncut:
  • 1969 cinema release
US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
The Butcher

Link Here
  • Wheeler
  • Psycho from Texas
The Butcher is a 1975 USA horror by Jack Collins and Jim Feazell.
Starring John King III, Herschel Mays and Christian Feazell. BBFC link IMDb

Heavily cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1986. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

A drifter/hitman is hired by a local business man to kidnap the local oil baron. The hitman had been reared in squalor, suffering the abuses of his whoring mama. When the baron escapes his assistant must chase him while the hitman takes care of a few loose ends.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 89m
pal: 85m
MPAA RUS: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2020 Dark Force [Gates of Hell + Psycho from Texas] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon
BBFC cut
cut
cut: 5:20s
run: 81:31s
pal: 78:15s
18 1980UK: Passed 18 after 5:20s of compulsory BBFC cuts:
  • 1986 Satellite Productions VHS
Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker

Link Here

Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker is a 1982 USA horror by William Asher.

See Nightmare Maker

Butterfly & Sword

Link Here
  • Xin liu xing hu die jian
  • Butterfly Sword
  • Comet, Butterfly and Sword

Versions

7s 1883:09s 1993 Hong Kong action film by Maichael Mak.
With Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Jimmy Lin and Michelle Yeoh. IMDb

Passed 18 after 7s of BBFC Cuts for:

  • 2002 MIA R2 DVD

However MIA seem to have forgotten to implement this cut. The BBFC commented: Compulsory cut required to sight of real animal cruelty (deer shot with arrow).

It seems likely that the Hong Kong Version was submitted which has 40s removed from the end of the film to make the ending less downbeat.

There is an uncut Taiwan Version that features the complete ending.

Butterfly Effect

Link Here

Versions

BBFC uncut 15 cert114:59s 2004 US Sci-Fi by Eric Bress & J. Mackye Gruber

The BBFC passed the Director's Cut 15 uncut for the 2004 Warner DVD

From version details on IMDb :

The director's cut contains a few new scenes:

  • Evan discovering that his grandfather had the same gift, and also was considered crazy, like his father
  • Evan and Andrea go to a palm reader that tells Evan he has no lifeline
  • Andrea telling Evan she was pregnant twice before he was born.
  • A scene in the prison where the prisoners publicly read Evan's journals.
  • A scene in the prison where the other prisoners come to rape Evan one night.
  • An extended hospital scene where Evan is visiting sick Andrea.
  • An alternate ending.

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

BBFC uncut 15 cert108:57s The BBFC passed the Theatrical Version 15 without cuts for the 2004 cinema release and 2004 Warner DVD
By the Will of Ghenghis Khan

Link Here
  • Tayna Chingis Khaana

Versions

22s 15 cert121:40s 2009 Mongolia/Russia/US war historical film by Andrei Borissov.
With Stepanida Borissova, Sergei Egorov and Gernot Grimm. IMDb

Passed 15 after 22s of BBFC cuts for:

  • 2010 Manga R2 DVD

The BBFC commented:

  • Cuts required to remove all sight of cruel horse-falls achieved by use of trip wires
Bye Bye Love

Link Here

Versions

BBFC uncut12 cert101:28s 1995 US comedy by Sam Weisman

Presumable the 12 rated version is uncut for:

  • 2007 20th Century Fox R2 DVD
  • 1995 Fox VHS
cut PG cert105:43s
=101:29s
The BBFC cut the 1995 cinema release for a PG
The Bye Bye Man

Link Here

The Bye Bye Man is a 2016 USA horror thriller by Stacy Title.
Starring Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount and Cressida Bonas. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

The MPAA originally awarded an R rating but the producers opted to cut the film for a PG-13 rating. Presumably the R rated Version became the Unrated Version released on Blu-ray only.

Summary Notes

When three college students move into an old house off campus, they unwittingly unleash a supernatural entity known as The Bye Bye Man, who comes to prey upon them once they discover his name. The friends must try to save each other, all the while keeping The Bye Bye Man's existence a secret to save others from the same deadly fate.

Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated

MPAA R

~100:00
=~96:00s

 

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2017 Universal [Theatrical + Unrated] RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon

The film was originally  rated R for bloody horror violence, language and some sexuality. The distributors surrendered the uncut R rating in favour of a cut PG-13 rating. Presumably it was the R rated version that became the uncut Unrated version on Blu-ray.

See pictorial cuts from movie-censorship.com : 3:24s of cuts for violence to obtain an PG-13 make quite a detrimental impact on the early killings. So the uncut, Unrated Version is easily the best.

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
cut
3:24s

15 cert

MPAA PG-13

92:01s UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 15 for strong sustained threat, violence, gory images for without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 2017 Entertainment in Video (RB) Blu-ray
  • 2017 Entertainment in Video R2 DVD
  • 2016 cinema release

US: Cut and MPAA PG-13 rated for terror, horror violence, bloody images, sexual content, thematic elements, partial nudity, some language and teen drinking.

  • 2017 Universal [Theatrical only] R1 DVD
Bypass

Link Here

Bypass is a 2014 UK thriller by Duane Hopkins.

UK: Passed 15 uncut for very strong language, strong violence for:

  • 2015 cinema release

Previously the same version was passed 18 for very strong language. The BBFC commented:

This work was originally classified 18 without cuts on 30 March 2015. 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.


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