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 v          Boarding House - 1982 USA comedy horror by John Wintergate (as Johnn Wintergate).


 X   Boarding House

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  • Boardinghouse
  • Psycho Killer
Boarding House is a 1982 USA comedy horror by John Wintergate (as Johnn Wintergate).
Starring John Wintergate, Kalassu and Lindsay Freeman. Melon Farmers linkYoutube link IMDb
Noted as the first horror film shot on video. The original video release from 1982 was a spoof comedy horror. This version was rejected by the BBFC for 1983 UK VHS release. The video was re-edited to create a more serious horror for an MPAA R rated Theatrical Version. An alternative version was created in 1984 titled Psycho Killer. A much longer fan based creation from 2013 has been labelled the Director's Cut
Summary Notes

Resembling a cross between "The Amityville Horror" and a Playboy Playmates video, this film tells the terrifying tale of a cheesy video special effect that stalks bikini-clad women. In between scenes of them playfully splashing each other and wrestling with each other's bathing suit tops, they're murdered and/or terrorized by horrific hallucinations. These hallucinations include seeing blood in the shower stalls (while they're trying to lather up), having giant monsters jump out of the hall closet, and seeing their faces temporarily turn into rubber halloween masks.

Fan Created Director's Cut

uncut
Director's Cut
run: 156:48s
pal: 150:32s
MPAA UnratedUS: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2015 Olive Films DVD [Director's Cut + Original Video Version] R1 DVD at US Amazon

Psycho Killer Version

uncut
Psycho Killer
run: 98:08s
pal: 94:12s
MPAA UnratedUS: The Psycho Killer Version is MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2021 American Genre Film [Original Version + Theatrical Version + Psycho Killer] R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad

Theatrical Serious Horror Version

uncut
Theatrical Version
run: 87:57s
pal: 84:26s
MPAA RUS: The Theatrical Version is MPAA R rated for:
  • 2021 American Genre Film [Original Version + Theatrical Version + Psycho Killer] R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad
  • 2015 Olive Films DVD [Director's Cut + Original Video Version] R1 DVD at US Amazon

Original Spoof Horror Video Version

uncut
Original Version
run: 98:46s
pal: 94:49s
MPAA UnratedUS: The Original Version is MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2021 American Genre Film [Original Version + Theatrical Version + Psycho Killer] R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad
  • 2015 Olive Films DVD [Director's Cut + Original Video Version] R1 DVD at US Amazon
banned
banned
Rejected UK: The Original Version was rejected by the BBFC for:
  • 1983 Intervision VHS

The BBFC were operating a voluntary censorship scheme for videos at this time and so had no legal power to ban films. Maybe the film was released anyway in 1983 on the Terrorvision label. This release only ran 89m though.

            The Boat - 1981 West German war film by Wolfgang Petersen See Das Boot
 v          Boat Trip - 2002 US/Germany comedy by Mort Nathan.


 X   Boat Trip

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Boat Trip is a 2002 US/Germany comedy by Mort Nathan.
With Cuba Gooding Jr., Horatio Sanz and Roselyn Sanchez. YouTube icon IMDb

There is an Unrated Version and a cut R rated Theatrical Version

Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~97:00
=~93:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC uncut

MPAA
3:05s

15 cert

MPAA
R Rated

90:01s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for strong language and comic sex references for:
  • 2003 EIV R2 DVD
  • 2002 cinema release

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . Some of the material has been cut for nudity and sex

 v          Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw - 1976 USA crime drama by Mark L Lester.


 X   Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw

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  • Il mondo violento di Bobbie Jo ragazza di provincia
Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw is a 1976 USA crime drama by Mark L Lester.
Starring Marjoe Gortner, Lynda Carter and Jesse Vint. IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1977 cinema release. Unknown status fir the 1986 18 rated VHS. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Summary Notes

A young country-star wannabe takes off from her carhop career to join with a young, modern Billy the Kid wannabe for an adventure in theft, murder and mayhem.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA R ~89:00s
=~85:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC uncut1884:15s

UK: An unknown version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1986 Wise Owl Investments VHS
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
X 87:33s
=84:03s

UK: Passed X (18) after compulsory cuts for:
  • 1977 cinema release
 v          Boccaccio '70


 X   Boccaccio '70

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Boccaccio '70

Versions

uncut
uncut
12 cert195:44s 1962 Italy/France comedy by Vittorio De Sica
With Anita Ekberg and Sophia Loren. IMDb

The Original Italian Version was passed 12 uncut for moderate language and sex references for:

The US release featuring the Original Italian Version is MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC uncutX cert 149:55s
=143:55s
The Shortened Version was passed X without further BBFC cuts for the 1963 cinema release.

From IMDb:

  • The original Italian version had four segments, starting with Act 1 Renzo e Luciana , directed by Mario Monicelli. The producers decided to shorten it for commercial purposes just before the feature went to the Cannes Film Festival in 1962 for the opening screening. Although Mario Monicelli had sued Boccaccio 70 went to be released worldwide without "Renzo e Luciana".
 v          Body Bags - 1993 USA TV comedy horror by John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper...


 X   Body Bags

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Body Bags is a 1993 USA TV comedy horror by John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper...
Starring John Carpenter, Tom Arnold and Tobe Hooper. Youtube link IMDb

Uncut by the BBFC but there is a severely cut R rated version used for US DVD releases. Uncut and MPAA Unrated for 2013 US Blu-ray.
Promotional Material

Alex Datcher ( Passenger 57 ) stars as a woman working the late shift at The Gas Station while a killer is on the loose. Then, Stacy Keach ( Road Games ) can't stand the thought of losing his Hair and he'll do anything to keep it. And finally, Mark Hamill ( Star Wars ) portrays a baseball player that submits to an Eye transplant after he loses an eye in a car accident.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
18
MPAA
Unrated
90:27s UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 1995 Polygram VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

mpaa cut
cut
MPAA R ~91:00s
=~87:00s
US: The R rated version is a severely cut version of the original Pay TV release, eliminating a lot of the more violent and gory images.
 v          Body Double - 1984 USA mystery thriller by Brian De Palma.


 X   Body Double

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Body Double is a 1984 USA mystery thriller by Brian De Palma.
Starring Craig Wasson, Melanie Griffith and Gregg Henry. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Passed 18 uncut for 1984 cinema release but was cut by the BBFC for the follow up 18 rated vHS releases. Later uncut on DVD from 2000. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Summary Review: Strange little film
This is quite a strange little film. Jake (Wasson) is a claustrophobic, B-Movie actor who has just been fired from his latest film when a friend invites him to look after an apartment for a few days. While there, Jake becomes a voyeur of a scantily - clad woman who performs some erotic dance routine nightly, on the dot. Jake unwittingly becomes a stalker, not just of the mystery woman, but of her other stalker! Inevitably, Jake witnesses her murder.

The majority of this movie is fantastically directed, the scenes on set of the low budget vampire flick, the battle at the end (and the excellent cross-over to the said vampire film) and the surreal music video within a film featuring Frankie Goes to Hollywood on a porn set, this is quite an experience.

Craig Wasson is incredible in this film. He fits the role perfectly, an amazing, shamefully underused actor. It's definitely worth getting hold of this movie, just be wary of the cringe-worthy moments.

Versions

uncut
uncut
run: 114:03s
pal: 109:29s
18

MPAA R

UK: Passed 18 uncut with BBFC cuts waived since 2000 for:
  • 2016 Powerhouse Films/Indicator Limited Edition RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon
  • 2000 Columbia/Tri-Star R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1984 cinema release
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
cut: 5s
run: 113:55s
pal: 109:22s
sub:
sub:
18UK: Passed 18 after 5s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1992 Video Collection International VHS
  • 1987 RCA/Columbia VHS

The BBFC cuts were:

  • Holly (Melanie Griffith) line of dialogue regarding what she wont do in porn films is cut. For the faint hearted cover your ears now: I will not shave my pussy. No fist-fucking. Absolutely no coming in my face
  • The last shot of the video is reduced with a fade-out that appears 4s early. This masks out the BBFC no-no of blood on the breasts.
 v          Body of Evidence - 1993 Germany / USA romance by Uli Edel.


 X   Body of Evidence

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  • Deadly Evidence
Body of Evidence is a 1993 Germany / USA romance by Uli Edel.
Starring Madonna, Willem Dafoe and Joe Mantegna. IMDb
Cut in the US for an R rating but the uncut version was released worldwide with an 18 rating in the UK. The uncut version is MPAA Unrated in the US.
Summary Notes

A millionaire is found dead of heart failure handcuffed to the bed with a home video tape of him and his lover. When cocaine is found in his system, and his will leaves $8 million to his lover, they arrest her on suspicion of murder. Her lawyer succumbs to her charms, and he begins a torrid and kinky affair with her. As new evidence turns up during trial, he begins to wonder if he's defending a murderer.

Versions

BBFC uncut
Unrated Version
18

MPAA Unrated

96:25s

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2005 MGM R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2003 Pathe Distribution video
  • 1997 Guild Home VHS
  • 1993 Guild Home VHS
  • 1992 cinema release

US: Uncut for the MPAA Unrated Version

mpaa cut
cut
MPAA R US: There is a US cut R Rated Version which loses the sex scenes.

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

 v          Body of Influence


 X   Body of Influence

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  • Animal Instincts II
  • Indecent Advances
Body of Influence

Versions

uncut 1896:28s 1993 US erotic thriller by Gregory Dark

The uncut version was submitted and passed by the BBFC in 2008

The uncut region 2 DVD is available at UK Amazon

Review from IMDb : Worth Watching

As one starts watching this movie, one thinks at first that it is a routine TV quality movie. It appeared at first to be a rip off of the theme from Madonna's Body of Evidence . Both movies rely on the sexuality of the female stars. I for one am glad that I watched this movie.

Shannon Whirry's sexuality makes this mediocre movie worth watching. One scene in particular where she is recounting a tale to the psychiatrist while simultaneously teasing him by stripping and doing body gymnastics literally under his nose is unforgettable. She alone makes this worth watching.

The other characters in this movie are memorable only to the extent that they are reacting to the hot sexual aura put out by Shannon Whirry. At least for males this is a much better than average movie.

3s 1896:26s The 1993 video from Imperial Entertainment was cut by 3s. This release was known as Animal Instincts II
 v   The Body Stealers - 1969 UK Sci-Fi horror mystery by Gerry Levy.


 X   The Body Stealers

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  • Das Loch im Himmel
The Body Stealers is a 1969 UK Sci-Fi horror mystery by Gerry Levy.
Starring George Sanders, Maurice Evans and Patrick Allen. IMDb
Uncut and X rated for 1969 cinema release. This was not a success and the film was edited for an A rating. This cut version has been used for all releases since.
Summary Notes

A British military paratrooper disappears in mid-air during a jump from an army plane. Two investigators, Patrick Allen and Neil Connery, try to unravel how this happened. What they uncover is an alien plot to steal the bodies of earthlings by snatching them out of the air.

Versions

BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut

PG86:41s

UK: A pre-cut version was passed PG for mild sex references and violence without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2004 Anchor Bay Entertainment UK video

The film was originally passed uncut as an X for cinema by the BBFC before poor sales led to the film being recalled and re-cut for an A certificate. The cuts included:

  • edits to Lorna's swimming scene to remove nudity and
  • a shortening of the love scene between Lorna and Bob.
BBFC uncut
uncut
X pre 1970 92:19s
=88:37s

UK: Passed X (18) uncut for:
  • 1969 cinema release
 v          Body Weapon


 X   Body Weapon

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Body Weapon

Versions

3:41s 1884:40s Hong Kong film by Aman Chang

Video version cut in August 2000 with the following BBFC note: Cuts required to images of rape, sexual violence and humilation in accordance with BBFC policy on sexual violence

According to the Bullets 'n' Babes website the video has been improved by the cuts!

Anyway the cuts are as follows:

  • The opening scene is missing the woman's strip and part of her pleasuring attempt on the killer. The subsequent longshot of her with a plastic bag on her head is also missing.
  • The 2nd cut scene is the rape of Cheung. Her stripping to underwear is shortened and the scene cuts when the two assistants startt pushing her. The uncut feature shows them pushing her and hitting with a pillow for a further minute.
  • The 2nd rape of Cheung is also shortened. A scene showing Slashface's buttocks against her leg has been removed.

There is an uncut version on HongKong VCD and on Hong Kong DVD from the Mei Ah Laser Disc Company Ltd

 v          Body Without Soul


 X   Body Without Soul

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Body Without Soul

Versions

1:40s 1896:07s 1996 Czech documentary by Wiktor Grodecki
 v          Bodycount - 1986 Italy horror mystery by Ruggero Deodato.


 X   Bodycount

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  • Camping del terrore
  • Body Count
  • Camping della morte
  • The Eleventh Commandment
Bodycount is a 1986 Italy horror mystery by Ruggero Deodato.
Starring Bruce Penhall, Mimsy Farmer and David Hess. IMDb
BBFC cuts were required for 18 rated VHS in 1987. A pre-cut version was passed 15 for 2003 DVD but this was more cut then the earlier VHS release.

Summary Notes

A bodybuilder, a junk-food addict and a wild blonde nymph and their friends are stalked by a terrifying figure. An horrific tale of murder as a fun-loving group of college students explore the Colorado wilderness.

Versions

BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut

cut: 21s
run: 86:20s
pal: 82:53s
15UK: A pre-cut Hollywood DVD was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2003 Hollywood R0 DVD

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com :

  • A shot of Rose screaming as blood gushes out her mouth as she pulls her hand across a blade
  • Sharon being pulled through a mirror is missing
  • Cut to Tony losing fingers to an axe
BBFC cut
cut: 14s
run: 86:14s
pal: 82:47s
18UK: Passed 18 after 14s of compulsory BBFC cuts:
  • 1987 Braveworld VHS

Probably just the cuts to Sharon being pulled through a mirror.

 v   The Bodyguard - 1992 US action drama by Mick Jackson


 X   The Bodyguard

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The Bodyguard is a 1992 US action drama by Mick Jackson
Starring Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston and Gary Kemp Melon Farmers link YouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 15 rated cinema release in 1992, and also VHS and DVD. The film was resubmitted for 15 rated cinema release in 2022 and was presumably then uncut. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

A former Secret Service agent takes on the job of bodyguard to an R&B singer, whose lifestyle is most unlike a President's.

Versions

uncut
uncut
run: 129m
pal: 124m
15

MPAA R

UK: A 30th Anniversary cinema release was passed 15 uncut:
  • 2022 Cinema release

The BBFC notes a running time of 144m but this due to an additional program item Featuring a compilation celebrating the musical legacy of Whitney Huston

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC cut
cut
cut: 1s
run: 129:04s
pal: 123:54s
15 CertificateUK: Passed 15 after a 1s BBFC cut for:
  • 2005 Warner Special Edition R2 DVD
  • 1999 Warner R2 DVD
  • 1995 Warner VHS
  • 1993 Warner VHS
  • 1992 cinema release

The BBFC cut is:

  • A double ear clap by Frank has been removed for BBFC fear of imitation.
 v          Boesman and Lena - 2000 South Africa / France drama by John Berry.


 X   Boesman and Lena

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Boesman and Lena is a 2000 South Africa / France drama by John Berry.
Starring Danny Glover, Angela Bassett and Willie Jonah. YouTube icon IMDb

The cinema release is a rare example where the word 'motherfucker' has been allowed in a 12/12A rated film. In fact the BBFC were only brave for the cinema version, the rating was raised to 15 for DVD.
  • The 2001 cinema release was rated 12 for single use of strong and coarse language ('motherfucker') and mild violence
  • The 2001 DVD was rated 15 uncut.
 v          Bogan - 2017 India action film by Lakshman.


 X   Bogan

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Bogan is a 2017 India action film by Lakshman.
Starring Hansika Motwani, Jeyam Ravi and Arvind Swamy. IMDb

BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A 2017 cinema release.
Summary Notes

Who is Bogan? That is the question that drives this movie about things not being as they seem.

Versions

BBFC cut
category cuts
46s
12A 146:30s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, occasional bloody images, drug misuse after 46s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2017 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • The company chose to reduce a scene of strong violence in order to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available.
 v   The Bogey Man - 1980 US horror by Ulli Lommel


 X   The Bogey Man

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  • Ulli Lommel's Boogeyman
  • The Boogey Man
The Bogey Man is a 1980 US horror by Ulli Lommel
With Suzanna Love, John Carradine and Ron James. YouTube icon IMDb
Passed X (18) uncut for 1980 cinema release. The 1981 VHS release was banned as a video nasty. Cut by the BBFC for 1982 VHS. Uncut for 2000 DVD and an extended version released on DVD in 2004. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Summery Review: One of the better nasties

Through the reflection in the mirror, a girl witnesses her mother's boyfriend's murder.

I was surprised that this movie got such a low rating, to me it's one of the better horror films I've seen in some time. Ulli Lommel allows the horror in this story to gradually build until it erupts in very frightening and disturbing and occasionally blackly comic ways.

The boogeyman's appearances in the film are effectively kept very brief, he doesn't become a silly character of the Freddy/Jason mould. Ulli Lommel keeps the location barren and banal and uses them in inventive ways. The scenes in which the disturbed deaf brother paints over every mirror in the house is brilliant and foreshadows a lot of scenes in clean-shaven.

Versions

uncut
Extended Version
run: 85:06s
pal: 81:42s
18UK: An extended version was passed 18 uncut for:
uncut
Original Version
run: 81:36s
pal: 78:20s
18

MPAA R

UK: Passed 18 uncut with previous cuts waived for:

Netherlands: Uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC cut
cut
cut: 44s
run: 80:50s
pal: 77:36s
18UK: Passed 18 after 44s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1992 Sachs Nicam/Vipco VHS

The cuts were:

  • A good portion of Lacy's nightmare, beginning with the shot of her being dragged over the floor only dressed in her underwear. She gets thrown on a bed and bound pretty much the same way as her brother Willie in the opening sequence. Somebody is sharpening a big butcher-knife, intercut with close ups of her scared face. The cut version starts off again with a shot of the shining knife being raised.
  • When the girl in the bathroom gets forced by "the Bogeyman" to stab herself with a pair of scissors, some shots of blood running down her breasts got removed. A shot. of the above mentioned girl's body (with bloodstained breasts) in the bathtub was significantly shortened
See pictorial cuts from movie-censorship.com
uncut
uncut
run: 82:43s
pal: 79:24s
Video NastyUK: Released on pre-cert video for:
  • 1981 Vipco VHS

Released on video in November 1981 by Vipco. The video was listed on the Video Nasties List in October 1983 but was dropped from the list in July 1985

uncut
run: 82:54s
pal: 79:35s
X certUK: Passed X (18) uncut for:
  • 1980 cinema release
 v          Bogeyman 2 - 1983 USA horror by Bruce Pearn and Ulli Lommel.


 X   Bogeyman 2

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  • Revenge of the Bogeyman
  • Revenge of the Boogeyman
  • Boogeyman II
  • The Boogey Man 2
  • The Boogeyman 2
  • Bogeyman 2
Bogeyman 2 is a 1983 USA horror by Bruce Pearn and Ulli Lommel.
With Suzanna Love, Ulli Lommel and Shannah Hall. Melon Farmers linkYouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb
Lame sequel that re-uses most of the first film. It was banned as a video nasty under the title Revenge of the Bogeyman. The film was later released in a Director's Cut/Redux version, but this was no better then the first time round, and was possibly worse. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US,
Summary Review: Re-hash

The Boogeyman is a minor 80's classic. The story is pure hokum, but the film is full of absurdly grotesque murder sequences and extreme gore. Ulli Lommel and his buddies must have been so proud on their accomplishment that they decided to re-use all the best footage to fill up almost three quarters of the sequel.

Boogeyman II is stuffed like a Christmas turkey with key footage of the original, and that's the main reason why it receives so many negative reviews around here.

Boogeyman II is 50 minutes of stock footage and 25 minutes of non-stop new murders. The new massacres are very lame in comparison with those of the original, though. Death by electric toothbrush and suffocation in shaving gel, for example. The film still got included in the infamous list of video nasties, but only because of the stock footage of the original and not because of the ridiculous new murder set pieces.

Director's Cut

uncut
uncut
run: 83:01s
pal: 79:42s
18

MPAA R

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

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

This is very different version to the Original Version. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

Original Version

uncut
uncut
run: 78:48s
pal: 75:39s
Video NastyUK: The Original Version was released on pre-cert video for:
  • 1983 VTC VHS

The Original Version was was banned as a video nasty under the title Revenge of the Bogeyman in September 1984 but was removed from the list in July 1985

 v          Bohemian Rhapsody - 2018 UK / USA music biography by Bryan Singer.


 X   Bohemian Rhapsody

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Bohemian Rhapsody is a 2018 UK / USA music biography by Bryan Singer.

Cut by about 3 minutes in Malaysia

Cuts were required in China, including scenes that feature drug use and Rami Malek s Freddie Mercury kissing other men.

Cuts were also required in Samoa.

 v   The Bold Caballero


 X   The Bold Caballero

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  • The Bold Cavalier
The Bold Caballero

Versions

2s U cert67:00s 1936 US film by Wells Root
 v          Bombay


 X   Bombay

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Bombay

Versions

12 cert110:06s 1995 release

+ cinema cuts

 v          Boo 2! A Madea Halloween - 2017 USA comedy horror by Tyler Perry.


 X   Boo 2! A Madea Halloween

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  • Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween
Boo 2! A Madea Halloween is a 2017 USA comedy horror by Tyler Perry.
Starring Tyler Perry, Patrice Lovely and Brock O'Hurn. IMDb
Cut in the US for an MPAA PG-13 rated theatrical release in 2017.
Summary Notes

Madea, Bam, and Hattie venture to a haunted campground and the group must run for their lives when monsters, goblins, and the boogeyman are unleashed.

Versions

mpaa cut
cut
MPAA PG-13 US: Cut for an MPAA PG-13 rating for sexual references, drug content, language and some horror images.

Director Tyler Perry said that an earlier submission had resulted in an R rating. He attributed this to Madea's pot-smoking brother, Joe, and his foul language. Perry elaborated:

Just language. Joe. Out of control. His language was just really really rough and in PG you could only really say... they only give you so many curse words if you are going to stay PG-13. That was it, just language.

 v   The Booby Hatch - 1976 USA comedy by Rudy Ricci and John A Russo (as John Russo).


 X   The Booby Hatch

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  • The Boobie Hatch
  • The Liberation of Cherry Janowski
  • The Dirty Book Store
The Booby Hatch is a 1976 USA comedy by Rudy Ricci and John A Russo (as John Russo).
Starring Sharon Joy Miller, Rudy Ricci and Doug Sortino. IMDb
Exists in two alternative versions, The Booby Hatch and The Liberation of Cherry Janowski.

See article from dvdcompare.net . The two versions may feature approximately identical running times, but both feature some exclusive scenes and a different ordering of some scenes.

Summary Notes

A scientific genius invents equipment that tests the erotic levels of people. He sets out to find subjects for his experiments.

Versions

uncut
Re-release version
MPAA
Unrated
81:46s US: The Re-release Version is MPAA Unrated for:
  • Synapse [Original + Re-release versions] R1 DVD titled The Booby Hatch at US Amazon
uncut
Original version
MPAA
Unrated
81:45s US: The Original Version is MPAA Unrated for:
  • Synapse [Original + Re-release versions] R1 DVD titled The Liberation of Cherry Janowski at US Amazon
 v   The Boondock Saints - 1999 USA / Canada action crime thriller by Troy Duffy.


 X   The Boondock Saints

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  • Der blutige Pfad Gottes
The Boondock Saints is a 1999 USA / Canada action crime thriller by Troy Duffy.
Starring Willem Dafoe, Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus. IMDb
The film was cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. Both the cut and uncut version have been passed 18 in the UK for 2001/2202 DVD.
Summary Notes

Two Irish brothers accidentally kill mafia thugs. They turn themselves in and are released as heroes. They then see it as a calling by God and start knocking off mafia gang members one by one. Willem Dafoe plays the detective trying to figure out the killings, but the closer he comes to catching the Irish brothers, the more he thinks the brothers are doing the right thing.

Versions

BBFC uncut
Director's Cut
18

MPAA Unrated

103:56s
UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2018 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2001 Cinema Club video
BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
cut

18

MPAA R

103:51s

UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2002 Cinema Club [Re-edited version] video

The BBFC noted this as a Re-edited Version which is reported as the cut US R Rated Version at dvdcompare.net

From IMDb. The MPAA offered an NC-17 certificate so the following cuts were made to achieve an R Rated version:

  • the Hotel Shootout: This scene has a cut about 7 seconds, showing bloody bullet hits, when the two brothers are hanging on the rope.
  • Rocco shoots the Mafia-Guys in the bar: The headshot and the shot in the chest are cut away on the DVD. You only see the blood coming out of the back of the bench.
  • Shoot out in the pool-room: one scene is cut which shows several bullet hits in the body of the guy who opens the door.
  • Poolroom shootout: The guy that's holding the phone, standing in the back left corner gets shot twice. The second bullet hit is cut out from the US DVD.
 v   The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day - 2009 USA action crime comedy by Troy Duffy.


 X   The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day

Link Here

The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day is a 2009 USA action crime comedy by Troy Duffy.
With Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus and Billy Connolly. YouTube icon IMDb

No censorship issues with the 2009 Theatrical Version. A Director's Cut was released in 2013
Summary Notes

The MacManus brothers are living a quiet life in Ireland with their father, but when they learn that their beloved priest has been killed by mob forces, they go back to Boston to bring justice to those responsible and avenge the priest.

Director's Cut

uncut
run: 144:04s
pal: 138:18s
MPAA UnratedUS: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:

Sony release publicity states:

The Directors Cut of The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day features 27 minutes of never-before-seen footage, including:
  • a longer opening sequence,
  • a lengthened fantasy sequence and
  • an extended elevator sequence leading up to the Prudential shoot-out.

Theatrical Version

uncut
run: 117:20s
pal: 112:38s
18

MPAA R

UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for very strong language and strong violence for:
  • 2010 Sony R2 DVD

US: The Theatrical Version is rated R for bloody violence, language and some nudity

 v          Boot Hill - 1969 Italy comedy western by Giuseppe Colizzi.


 X   Boot Hill

Link Here

Boot Hill is a 1969 Italy comedy western by Giuseppe Colizzi.
With Terence Hill, Woody Strode and Bud Spencer. YouTube icon IMDb

Summary Notes

Honey Fisher has become a powerful man in this small Western town that has grown up around gold-prospecting fields. Fisher and his gang have managed, through swindling, murder, and terror, to gain leases on the important gold-yielding land in the area. A state commissioner comes to town to review the leases, which are crucial to Fisher's power. Cat Stevens and Hutch Bessy join forces with circus performers and townsfolk led by Stevens' friend Finch to fight against Fisher and his henchmen.

Versions

BBFC uncutPG cert91:59s UK: A re-edited version was passed PG uncut for mild violence and bad language for:
  • 2005 Orbit R2 DVD
BBFC uncutPG cert 91:23s UK: Passed PG uncut for:
  • 1987 Action Channel VHS
            Borat - 2006 USA / UK comedy by Larry Charles. See Banned International: Borat
 v          Borderland


 X   Borderland

Link Here

Borderland

Versions

uncut
uncut
18101:01s

2007 Mexico/US crime horror by Zev Berman
With Brian Presley, Jake Muxworthy and Rider Strong. YouTube icon IMDb

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

MPAA
cut
MPAA
R Rated
There is a cut US R Rated version to avoid.
 v   The Borgias - 2011-2013 Hungary/Ireland/Canada TV crime drama


 X   The Borgias

Link Here

The Borgias is a 2011-2013 Hungary/Ireland/Canada TV crime drama
With Jeremy Irons, François Arnaud and Holliday Grainger. IMDb

Summary Notes

Following the Borgia family as they rise to power in the Roman Catholic church. Rodrigo Borgia uses bribery, with the help of his son, to secure his position as Pope Alexander VI. But he has gained enemies in the College of Cardinals, who begin to plot against him. He must find alliances.

Versions

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
9s
15 49:08s
The Borgias [Season 3, Episode 1, The Face of Death] is a 2013 TV crime drama by Kari Skogland.
With Jeremy Irons, François Arnaud and Holliday Grainger. IMDb

UK: Passed 15 for strong violence after 9s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:

The BBFC commented:

  • Company was required to remove sight of cockfighting.
            Born American - 1986 USA/Finland action thriller by Renny Harlin. See Arctic Heat
 v          Born Losers - 1967 USA action thriller by Tom Laughlin (as TC Frank).


 X   Born Losers

Link Here
  • The Born Losers
Born Losers is a 1967 USA action thriller by Tom Laughlin (as TC Frank).
Starring Tom Laughlin, Elizabeth James and Jeremy Slate. IMDb
Banned by the BBFC for 1969 cinema release. A shortened re-release was passed X without BBFC cuts for 1975 cinema release. The BBFC required cuts for the 18 rated full length 1987 VHS. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US. Cinema releases were also banned in New Zealand and Sweden.
Summary Notes

A malicious motorcycle gang harasses the residents of a small California town, intimidating most residents to not report them to the police. Among the gang's crimes is the rape of four young women. As the gang attempts to threaten the women into not testifying at the indictment hearing, one of the women, Vicki, comes under the protection of Billy Jack, who has also had several altercations with the gang. The gang escalates their pressure on both Vicki and Billy Jack to keep her out of the courtroom.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA PG
MPAA
~113:00s
=~108:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
52s
18 106:53s

submitted
107:46s
UK: Passed 18 after 52s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1987 Guild Home VHS
BBFC uncut

cut
shortened

X89:51s
=86:15s

UK: A shortened version was passed X (18) uncut for:
  • 1975 cinema release titled The Born Losers
banned
banned
rejected

New Zealand flag
New
Zealand

Sweden flag
Sweden

~113:00s
=~108:00s
UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1969 cinema release titled The Born Losers

New Zealand: Banned for cinema release

Sweden: Banned in Sweden for its violence in 1968, 1972 and 1975

 v          Boss - 1975 USA comedy western by Jack Arnold.


 X   Boss (1975)

Link Here
  • Boss Nigger
  • The Black Bounty Killer
Boss is a 1975 USA comedy western by Jack Arnold.
Starring Fred Williamson, D'Urville Martin and William Smith. IMDb
Originally titled Boss Nigger in the US and was PG rated by the MPAA. This was cut in the UK for an 'AA' rated cinema release in 1976. Changing times meant that the title had to be censored to Boss for 2008 DVD release.
Summary Notes

Two black bounty hunters ride into a small town out West in pursuit of an outlaw. They discover that the town has no sheriff, and soon take over that position, much against the will of the mostly white townsfolk. They raise hell, chase women, and milk the locals for cash, while waiting for the opportunity to get their man.

Versions

uncut
Uncut
MPAA PG
MPAA
92:47s US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
  • 2018 Kit Parker Films/The Sprocket Vault R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at US Amazon titled Boss
  • 2018 Kit Parker Films/The Sprocket Vault Amazon Prime VoD at US Amazon titled Boss
  • 2008 Kit Parker Films/The Sprocket Vault R0 DVD

The film was re-titled for modern day sensitivities from Nigger Boss to Boss for 2008 release.

BBFC cut
category cuts
~28s
AA92:09s

submitted
92:37s
UK: Passed AA (14) after category cuts for:
  • 1976 cinema release titled Boss Nigger
 v          Boss - 2013 India action drama by Anthony D'Souza.


 X   Boss (2013)

Link Here

Boss is a 2013 India action drama by Anthony D'Souza.
With Akshay Kumar, Shiv Pandit and Mithun Chakraborty. IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for a 12A rated cinema release

Versions

BBFC cut
category cuts
1:24s
12A 142:57s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence after 1:24s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2013 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

The company chose to make cuts to violence in order to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.

 v   The Boss - 2016 USA comedy by Ben Falcone.


 X   The Boss (2016)

Link Here

The Boss is a 2016 USA comedy by Ben Falcone.
Starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell and Peter Dinklage. IMDb

Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Unrated/Extended Version.
Summary Notes

A titan of industry is sent to prison after she's caught insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America's latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget.

Versions

uncut
Extended Version
run: 99:55s
pal: 95:55s
15

MPAA Unrated

UK: The Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language, sex references, drug misuse for:
  • 2016 Universal Pictures [Theatrical + Extended Versions] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2016 Universal Pictures [Theatrical + Extended Versions] R2 DVD at UK Amazon
US: The Extended Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2016 Universal [Theatrical + Extended Versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2016 Universal [Theatrical + Extended Versions] R1 DVD at US Amazon

The Extended Version has 1-2 minutes of extra material

uncut
Theatrical Version
run: 98:39s
pal: 94:42s
15

MPAA R

UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language, sex references, drugs misuse for:
  • 2016 Universal Pictures [Theatrical + Extended Versions] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2016 Universal Pictures [Theatrical + Extended Versions] R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2016 cinema release
 v          Boss Level - 2020 US action comedy by Joe Carnahan


 X   Boss Level

Link Here

Boss Level is a 2020 US action comedy by Joe Carnahan
Starring Frank Grillo, Mel Gibson and Naomi Watts BBFC link 2020 IMDb

In the US version of the movie released on Hulu, the film ends with Roy waking up and about to restart the day for the final time. In the international version available on Prime Video, the film ends after Roy enters the spindle.

Summary Notes

Trapped in a time loop that constantly repeats the day of his murder, a former special forces agent must unlock the mystery behind his untimely demise.

Versions

BBFC uncut
International Version
run: 100:52s
pal: 96:50s
15UK: The International Version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, injury detail, language:
  • 2022 Altitude Film Distribution video
  • 2021 Amazon Media EU S.Ó r.l. video
 v   The Boston Strangler - 1968 USA crime mystery thriller by Richard Fleischer.


 X   The Boston Strangler

Link Here
  • Der Frauenm÷rder von Boston
The Boston Strangler is a 1968 USA crime mystery thriller by Richard Fleischer.
Starring Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda and George Kennedy. IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1969. Cut again for 1988 18 rated VHS but the BBFC cuts were waived for 2004 18 rated DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Summary Notes

Boston is being terrorized by a series of seemingly random murders of women. Based on the true story, the film follows the investigators path through several leads before introducing the Strangler as a character. It is seen almost exclusively from the point of view of the investigators who have very few clues to build a case upon.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
18

MPAA R

111:24s

UK: Passed 18 uncut for moderate nudity and violence with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
  • 2018 Plan B Entertainment (RB) Blu-ray/R2 Combo at UK Amazon
  • 2018 Plan B Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon
  • 2012 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2004 Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent. video
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
1:05s
18 109:56s

submitted
111:01s
UK: Passed 18 after 1:05s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1988 CBS/Fox VHS

From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were:

  • reduced the torture of Dianne Cluny to a series of flash shots by removing facial closeups, a shot of her kicking, and detailed footage of her arms and legs being tied to the bed.
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
X pre 1970UK: Passed X (18) after compulsory cuts for:
  • 1969 cinema release

The original UK cinema version suffered heavy BBFC cuts with edits to:

  • shots of a woman's dead body
  • the murder scenes
  • the removal of graphic descriptions of the murder victims.
 v          Bottoms Up - 2006 USA comedy romance by Erik MacArthur(as Erik Macarthur).


 X   Bottoms Up

Link Here

Bottoms Up is a 2006 USA comedy romance by Erik MacArthur(as Erik Macarthur).
Starring Jason Mewes, David Keith and Paris Hilton. IMDb

Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating but uncut for the rest of the world.
Summary Notes

Owen Peadman is a Minnesota bartender who arrives in Los Angeles to try to help his father raise money to save his small restaurant. Owen shacks up with his very gay uncle Earl and tries to integrate himself into the high society of Hollywood where a chance run-in with a wealth socialite named Lisa Mancini and her uptight actor boyfriend Hayden Field where Owen, using a little influence and blackmail, gets a taste of the fast and sordid and scandalous lifestyles of the Hollywood upper crust while dealing with his growing romantic feelings he has for Lisa.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
1585:53s

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, sex and drug use for:
  • 2009 Kaleidoscope Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 24th August 2009

mpaa cut
1:24s
MPAA R 84:21s US: The film was cut for a US R rating

A 1:24s of scenes with nudity were cut for a US R rating. See article from movie-censorship.com

 v   The Bouncer - 2018 France / Belgium action film by Julien Leclercq.


 X   The Bouncer

Link Here
  • Lukas
The Bouncer is a 2018 France / Belgium action film by Julien Leclercq.
Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Sveva Alviti and Sami Bouajila. IMDb
The German version is uncut but the film was shortened for the French Version.

Summary Notes

A nightclub bouncer in his fifties who's taken punches, literally and figuratively, and struggles to raise his 8-year-old daughter.

German Version

BBFC uncut
German Version
run: 98m
pal: 94m
FSK 16
Germany
Germany: The longer German Version is uncut FSK 16 rated for:

French Version

uncut
French Version
run: 90:14s
pal: 86:37s
15UK: The shorter French Version was passed 15 uncut for very strong language, strong violence, sexualised nudity:
  • 2019 Spirit RB Blu-ray
  • 2019 Spirit R2 DVD

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

The French Version was tightened up by deleting 7:04s of plot. Numerous scenes were often shortened a bit in order to save some time, but sometimes, little narrative details get lost. That has an adverse impact on the character buildup. For a movie that consciously focuses on a melancholic silence in some moments, this isn't the best way from an artistic point of view

 v          Bound - 1996 US thriller by Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski.


 X   Bound

Link Here

Bound is a 1996 US thriller by Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski.
With Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon and Joe Pantoliano. YouTube icon IMDb

Pre-cut for UK 1996 cinema release. Uncut on home video. The US R rated version is cut but the Unrated version is uncut.
Summary Notes:

Corky, a tough female ex con and her lover Violet concoct a scheme to steal millions of stashed mob money and pin the blame on Violet's crooked boyfriend Caeser.

Cutting Edge

cutting_edge_bound.jpg
Cutting Edge Episode 41 Bound

Versions

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA Unrated

104:06s UK: The Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

France: Uncut for:

mpaa cut
13s
MPAA R ~108:00s
=~103:00s
US: The R Rated version was cut by 13s to reduce the sex scenes.
  • Edits to tone down the Tilly/Gershon sex scene by deleting unexplicit sight of Tilly masturbating Gershon.
  • Missing 6s where Jennifer Tilly takes Gina Gershon's hand to her crotch.
  • Deleted one of the blows when a man's head is repeatedly knocked against a toilet
BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut

18108:33s
=104:12s
UK: A pre-cut version (based on the Unrated Version) was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1996 cinema release

From IMDB and confirmed by the film reviewer for Radio Merseyside:

  • The version released in cinemas cut the shot of the finger being chopped off in the bathroom scene.
 v   The Bounty Killer - 1965 USA western by Spencer Gordon Bennet.


 X   The Bounty Killer

Link Here

The Bounty Killer is a 1965 USA western by Spencer Gordon Bennet.
With Dan Duryea, Rod Cameron and Audrey Dalton. IMDb

Cut by the BBFC in 2013 for a horse fall

Versions

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
7s
PG 91:46s UK: Passed PG for moderate violence after 7s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:

The BBFC commented:

  • A compulsory cut was required to a scene of animal cruelty (in this case, sight of a horse being made to fall in a dangerous manner).
 v          Bounty Tracker


 X   Bounty Tracker

Link Here
  • Bounty Tracer
Bounty Tracker

Versions

uncut
uncut
1886:26s 1993 US action film by Kurt Anderson

Passed 18 uncut for:

  • 2005 Scanbox R2 DVD
  • 1995 First Independent VHS

There is cut US R Rated version to avoid that is cut by 9s

 v   The Bourne Identity - 2002 USA / Germany / Czech Republic action mystery thriller by Doug Liman.


 X   The Bourne Identity

Link Here

The Bourne Identity is a 2002 USA / Germany / Czech Republic action mystery thriller by Doug Liman.
Starring Franka Potente and Matt Damon and Chris Cooper.

Never cut by UK or US film censors but has a place in BBFC history as the first cinema film awarded the BBFC 12A rating on 24th June 2002.
 v   The Boxer From Shantung - 1972 Hong Kong action romance by Cheh Chang, Hsueh-Li Pao


 X   The Boxer From Shantung

Link Here
  • Ma Yong Zhen
The Boxer From Shantung is a 1972 Hong Kong action romance by Cheh Chang, Hsueh-Li Pao
Starring Kuan Tai Chen, Li Ching and David Chiang BBFC link 2020 IMDb
The uncut version runs 134m and was 15 rated by the BBFC. There is also a speeded up version that runs at 129m. The film was previously cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS. The US MPAA R rated version was heavily cut for violence and plot.

Summary Notes

Ma Yung Cheng leaves Shantung, trying to find better fortune in Shanghai, trusting his youth and physical valour. He meets friendship with Hsiai Chiang Pei, and love (CHING LI), and fate has him meet, and find employment with a local gangster. He defeats an undefeatable Foreign Champion, then three champions at once, only to fall into a trap set up by gangster arch-rival Yang Shuang...

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 134m
pal: 129m
15UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence:

BBFC cut
Hong Kong Version
cut
cut:
run: 128:45s
pal: 123:36s
18 1980UK: The Hong Kong Version was passed 18 after BBFC cuts:
  • 1999 Warner VHS

From IMDb. The Hong Kong Version was shortened via frame cuts, a practice that was criticized in the earlier Shaw Brothers restorations.

mpaa cut
US Version
cut
MPAA RUS: Cut and shortened for an MPAA R rated release.

From IMDb. The U.S. release is heavily edited, missing at least thirty minutes of storyline and excessive violence. The final showdown at the tea house is extremely edited in the U.S. release due to it's violent content.

 v   The Boxer's Omen - 1983 Hong Kong horror by Chih-Hung Kuei


 X   The Boxer's Omen

Link Here
  • Mo
The Boxer's Omen is a 1983 Hong Kong horror by Chih-Hung Kuei
Starring Phillip Ko, Shao-Yen Lin and Kar-Man Wai Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema release in 1984. Uncut and 15 rated for 2022 Blu-ray.

Summary Notes

While in Thailand to avenge his brother who was crippled in a fight with a corrupt Thai boxer, a man gets caught up in a web of fate, Buddhism and black magic.

The Boxer's Omen is a phantasmagoria of grossness, questionable special effects, gawdy visuals and Buddhism that is so exuberantly bizarre I couldn't wait to see what would happen next.

Part of the movie is a kickboxing revenge story, which is the only part of The Boxer's Omen that isn't insane, but the rest of it deals with the wildly hallucinatory conflict between Buddhists and practitioners of the dark arts.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 105m
pal: 101m
15

MPAA Unrated

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong gory images, horror, nudity:
  • 2022 Arrow video
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
cut: 26s
run: 106:00s
pal: 101:46s
18 1980UK: Passed 18 after 26s of BBFC cuts:
  • 1984 cinema release titled The Boxer's Omen (S/t)

 v   The Boy - 1968 Philippines by Fernando Poe Jr (as D'Lanor).


 X   The Boy

Link Here

The Boy is a 1968 Philippines by Fernando Poe Jr (as D'Lanor).
Starring Andy Poe and Pilar Pilapil and Rocco Montalban.

The film was edited prior to release but both versions are rated PG-13 for violence and terror, and for some thematic material.
 v       A Boy And His Dog - 1975 US film by L.Q. Jones


 X   A Boy And His Dog

Link Here

A Boy And His Dog is a 1975 US film by L.Q. Jones
Starring Don Johnson, Jason Robards and Susanne Benton BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release. According to the Blu-ray commentary, the prologue (mushroom clouds and explanatory text, the first minute and a half or so) was added for the 1982 re-release to help explain the world of the film.
 v   The Boy and the Beast - 2015 Japan action animation fantasy by Mamoru Hosoda.


 X   The Boy and the Beast

Link Here
  • Bakemono no ko
The Boy and the Beast is a 2015 Japan action animation fantasy by Mamoru Hosoda.
Starring Bryn Apprill, Kumiko As˘ and Morgan Berry. Youtube link IMDb
Strong language has been cut differently for the dubbed and subtitled versions for US release.
Summary Notes

The latest feature film from award-winning Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children): When Kyuta, a young orphan living on the streets of Shibuya, stumbles into a fantastic world of beasts, he's taken in by Kumatetsu, a gruff, rough-around-the-edges warrior beast who's been searching for the perfect apprentice. Despite their constant bickering, Kyuta and Kumatetsu begin training together and slowly form a bond as surrogate father and son. But when a deep darkness threatens to throw the human and beast worlds into chaos, the strong bond between this unlikely family will be put to ultimate test-a final showdown that will only be won if the two can finally work together using all of their combined strength and courage.

Versions

mpaa cut
cut
MPAA
PG-13
US: The dubbed version is MPAA PG-13 rated for some violence.

FUNimation Entertainment

mpaa cut
cut
MPAA
PG-13
US: The sub-titled version was PG-13 rated for some violence and language.

The MPAA noted:

EDITED VERSION. CONTENT IS DIFFERENT FROM PG-13 RATED DUBBED VERSION, BULLETIN NO. 2410 (2/3/16).

FUNimation Entertainment

 v          Boy Meets Girl - 1994 UK drama by Ray Brady.


 X   Boy Meets Girl

Link Here

Boy Meets Girl is a 1994 UK drama by Ray Brady.
With Tim Poole, Danielle Sanderson and Margot Steinberg. IMDb

Passed 18 for 1995 cinema release but was banned by the BBFC for the follow up VHS. Passed 18 uncut for 2001 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
From Dark Star magazine: Banned
Boy Meets Girl is a bold and important film. It is full of subtle and controversial arguments. To dismiss it because of its bondage/sadistic trappings (as some have already done) is to miss the point entirely. How else could the director have approached the subject matter? Possibly as a documentary, but then that would loose the frisson of making the viewer an active participant in the debate. It is a film of violent ideas but it is not a barrage of graphic images.

The BBFC has passed countless numbers of films more violent than Boy Meets Girl, yet refused to give it a certificate. As the director of the BBFC, James Ferman must take the responsibility for denying you, the public, the chance to see a film which, for once, has a totally violent subject matter but does not glamorise it. Which is more than can be said of so many Hollywood studio pictures Mr Ferman has gladly issued certificates. Explicit violence has always been a contentious issue in cinema, but never, in a so-called democracy, should honesty about violence be treated like the glorification of violence. Shame on you Mr Ferman. For all its minor faults (most often due to the low budget) a film like Boy Meets Girl does not deserve to be treated in the manner it has been in Britain.

Versions

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA Unrated

89:31s UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

US: uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

banned
banned
rejected 89:31s UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1995 Kino-Eye VHS

The BBFC said that it was banned because of its constant focus on the details of torture. See article from independent.co.uk BBFC Director James Ferman explained in a letter to Brady:

This video focuses unrelentingly on the process of torture, mental as well as physical, including mutilation, sexual violation and evisceration, all in full view of the camera.

Ferman's letter continues tha the film-maker has refused to provide a coherent moral justification or context , therefore there is the risk of confirming sadistic tastes or reinforcing sadistic impulses , and this, says Ferman in a reference to the Criminal Justice Act, is crucial to any consideration of harm to potential viewers or, through their behaviour to society.

 v   The Boy Next Door - 2015 USA thriller by Rob Cohen.


 X   The Boy Next Door

Link Here

The Boy Next Door is a 2015 USA thriller by Rob Cohen.
Starring Jennifer Lopez, Kristin Chenoweth and Ryan Guzman. Youtube link IMDb

BBFC category cuts were made for a 15 rated 2015 cinema release, however home video releases are uncut and 18 rated. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Summary Notes

A divorced woman's affair with a neighbor teenager goes very wrong.

Versions

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA R

~91:00s UK: Passed 18 uncut for very strong violence, very strong language for:

US: In the US, the film is MPAA R rated for violence, sexual content/nudity and language.

BBFC cut
category cuts
2s
1590:34s UK: Passed 15 for strong violence, threat, very strong language after 2s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove a moment of strong gory detail (close up eye-gouging) in order to obtain a 15 classification. An 18 uncut classification was available.
 v          Boychoir - 2014 USA drama by Franšois Girard.


 X   Boychoir

Link Here
  • The Choir
Boychoir is a 2014 USA drama by Franšois Girard.
Starring Dustin Hoffman and Kathy Bates and Debra Winger.
There have been reports of a version including the word 'motherfucker' but this is not confirmed and is not apparent from any certifications received to date. Eg in the UK the film was passed PG uncut for mild violence, mild bad language.

However the film was initially rated M (PG-15) rated in Australia but was later downrated to PG on appeal. The reasons cited were that the violence and themes were sufficiently mild for a PG. No mention of strong language.

 v          Boys Don't Cry - 1999 USA crime romance by Kimberly Peirce.


 X   Boys Don't Cry

Link Here
  • Los muchachos no lloran
Boys Don't Cry is a 1999 USA crime romance by Kimberly Peirce.
Starring Hilary Swank, ChloŰ Sevigny and Peter Sarsgaard. IMDb
Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating.

Summary Notes

Based on actual events. Brandon Teena is the popular new guy in a tiny Nebraska town. He hangs out with the guys, drinking, cussing, and bumper surfing, and he charms the young women, who've never met a more sensitive and considerate young man. Life is good for Brandon, now that he's one of the guys and dating hometown beauty Lana; however, he's forgotten to mention one important detail. It's not that he's wanted in another town for GTA and other assorted crimes, but that Brandon Teena was actually born a woman named Teena Brandon. When his best friends make this discovery, Brandon's life is ripped apart.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
18113:35s

UK: Passed 18 uncut:
  • 2002 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1999 cinema release
mpaa cut
cut
MPAA R ~116:00s
=!111:00s
US: Cut for an MPAA R rating

From IMDb:

The double rape caused some big problems with the MPAA and had to be trimmed to avoid an NC-17 rating. The European version is more explicit (especially with the first rapist.)

See article from en.wikipedia.org :

Director Kimberly Pierce noted that one objection from the MPAA was that one scene featured an orgasm that was too long, and rhetorically asked if anyone had ever been hurt by an orgasm that was too long. She was angry because the MPAA wanted the sex scene between Brandon and Lana removed but was satisfied with the level of brutality in the murder scene.
 v   The Boys in the Band - 1970 USA gay drama by William Friedkin.


 X   The Boys in the Band

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  • Die Harten und die Zarten
The Boys in the Band is a 1970 USA gay drama by William Friedkin.
Starring Kenneth Nelson, Peter White and Leonard Frey. IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1970. Later uncut and 15 rated for home video. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Summary Notes

It's Harold's birthday, and his closest friends throw him a party at Michael's apartment. Among Harold's presents is "Cowboy", since Harold may have trouble finding a cute young man on his own now that he's getting older. As the party progresses the self-deprecating humor of the group takes a nasty turn as the men become drunker. Climaxed by a cruel telephone "game" where each man must call someone and tell him (or her?) of his love for them.

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BBFC uncut
uncut
15

MPAA R

120:01s

UK: Passed 15 uncut for very strong language, strong sex references, discrimination, drug misuse for:
  • 2018 Second Sight Films video
UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
  • 1989 CBS/Fox VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

BBFC cut
compulsory BBFC cuts
XUK: Passed X (18) after compulsory BBFC cuts for:
  • 1970 cinema release

The film is reported as the first US studio film to feature the word 'cunt' in Michael's line Donald, you are a real card-carrying cunt. The BBFC were still censoring the word in 1970, eg in Ulysses , so presumably t was the word 'cunt' that was cut by the BBFC for this cinema release.

 v   The Boys Next Door - 1985 USA crime thriller by Penelope Spheeris.


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The Boys Next Door is a 1985 USA crime thriller by Penelope Spheeris.
Starring Maxwell Caulfield, Charlie Sheen and Patti D'Arbanville. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb
Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. This version became the standard release which was passed 18 for 1985 cinema release. In 1986 further cuts were required by the BBFC for VHS release. The standard version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for 2021 Blu-ray.
Summary Notes

Roy and Bo leave their small town the weekend after graduation for a short road trip to LA. Soon, they find themselves lashing out and leaving a trail of bodies behind them. The violence escalates throughout.

Versions

best available
best available
run: 90:42s
pal: 87:04s

mpaa cut
cut

15

18

MPAA R

UK: The cut R rated film was passed 15 uncut with a BBFC trigger warning for strong violence, sex references, sex, discrimination, very strong language:

UK: The cut R rated film was passed 18 without further BBFC cuts for:

  • 1985 cinema release
US: Cut and MPAA R rated for: From IMDb. According to director Penelope Spheeris DVD commentary, movie had to be cut and submitted to the MPAA 10 times to get R rating. Scenes that were cut or changed include:
  • Scene where gas attendant is beat up was shortened to lessen the intensity and sound effects were toned down.
  • Murder of gay man in his apartment was cut down (mostly sound effects were heavily toned down).
  • Scene where Roy violently shakes the lady and kills her was heavily cut down
  • various other shots were removed to lessen the intensity.
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
cut: 19s
run: 90:22s
pal: 86:45s

mpaa cut
cut

18UK: The cut R rated film was passed 18 after 19s of further BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1986 CBS/Fox VHS
 v   The Boys of St Vincent


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  • Le collège St. Vincent
  • Les garçons de Saint-Vincent
The Boys of St Vincent

Versions

18s 1888:22s 1992 Canada drama by John N. Smith

The BBFC cut the 1997 Dangerous to Know video by 18s

Thanks to Bleach:

  • At 1.5 mins - After corridor shot in which clerical brother walks forward past camera and music credit fades out, remove back view of four naked boys peeing, resuming on tight profile of boys under shower.
  • At 22 mins - In shower scene focussing on two young boys, cut away as foreground boy bends over to pick up soap to remove sight of other boy's penis and subsequent image of both boys' nude buttocks, resuming on Brother Lavin watching.
 v   The Boys of St Vincent: 15 Years Later


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The Boys of St Vincent: 15 Years Later

Versions

8s 1888:50S 1993 Canada drama by John N. Smith

The BBFC cut the 1997 Dangerous to Know video by 8s

Thanks to Bleach:

  • At 53 mins - In shower scene, after soap bubbles drip down boy's back masking buttock cleft as priest watches, remove shot of bubbles clearing cleft to reveal boy's wet buttocks, resuming on big close up of priest's face framed through grill in confessional.

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