The Cobbler is a 2014 USA comedy fantasy drama by Thomas McCarthy. Starring Adam Sandler, Dan Stevens and Steve Buscemi.
The film was cut in the US for a PG-13 rating and further cut in the UK for
a 12/12A rating. Uncut in Germany
Max Simkin repairs shoes in the same New York shop that has been in his family for generations. Disenchanted with the grind of daily life, Max stumbles
upon a magical heirloom that allows him to step into the lives of his customers and see the world in a new way. Sometimes walking in another man's shoes is the only way one can discover who they really are.
Leon is stabbed in the throat by a stiletto shoe. The US version does show the blood
flowing onto his short.
advised category cuts
UK: The cut US version was passed 12A for moderate violence, injury detail, moderate bad language, sex references after further BBFC advised pre-cuts:
2015 Entertainment One UK [Part Subtitled] R2 DVD
2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
This film was originally seen for advice, at which stage the company was informed it was likely to be classified 15 but that their preferred 12A could be achieved by reducing two scenes featuring blood and injury detail. When the
film was submitted for formal classification, these scenes had been reduced acceptably and the film was therefore classified 12A.
Cobra is a 1986 USA action thriller by George P. Cosmatos. With Sylvester Stallone, Brigitte Nielsen, Reni Santoni.
Cut for an MPAA R rating and further cut by the BBFC for an 18 rating
A gang of neo-fascist thugs, led by the self-proclaimed 'Night Slasher', are breaking into people's homes & cars, then killing them at random. When of of these thugs holds up a food
store & takes hostages, Lt. Marian Cobretti - an intense, take-no-prisoners cop, is brought onto the scene to end the hostage-taking.
There are various mentions of extensive MPAA cuts to the many killings in the film. In particular, killings at a hospital and a victim's hand being severed and sent to the police. The studio was also said to be keen to keep the running time down to
allow more showings in cinemas.
There's no sign of the MPAA cuts ever being restored
compulsory cuts 4s
UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 after 4s of further BBFC cuts for:
1999 Warner R2 DVD
1986 Warner VHS
The BBFC cuts were:
Stallone sets fire to a man that he has just doused with petrol but the following details are missing just before the match is struck; a glimpse of the man screaming followed by the dialogue from Stallone: You have the right to remain silent.
There is a workprint version that runs around 120 minutes
Cocoon is a 1985 USA Sci-Fi film by Ron Howard. Starring Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley and Hume Cronyn.
BBFC category cuts were required for PG rated versions. Uncut and PG-13
rated in the US. The film has been released uncut in the UK in a 12 rated package but a BBFC confirmation of an uncut version is pending.
A group of aliens return to earth to retrieve
cocoons containing the people they'd left behind from an earlier trip. These cocoons had been resting at the bottom of the ocean. Once retrieved, they stored these recovered cocoons in the swimming pool of a house they'd rented in a small Florida town.
Their mission is hampered by a number of elderly people from a nearby retirement community who had been secretly using the pool, and who discover unusual powers from within these cocoons.
The UK Blu-ray releases are 12 rated but this seems likely to be due to a 12 rated commentary track. The 2014 Blu-ray and 2016 Eureka Blu-rays are uncut according to both reviewers and Eureka Entertainment, so perhaps the BBFC details of this version
will turn up later. [Thanks to Stuart]
The BBFC cut 1s from the 2010 Beez DVD.
Company was required to remove a shot likely to encourage an interest in underage sexual activity (in this case a young girl in the background of a shot suggesting sexual activity).
Coffy is a 1973 USA action crime thriller by Jack Hill. With Pam Grier, Booker Bradshaw and Robert DoQui.
Initially banned by the BBFC for 1973 cinema release. Resubmitted with cuts and then further cut by the BBFC for 1974 cinema release. Passed 18 uncut in 1988. Uncut in the US
Summary Review : Blaxploitation classic!
Coffy is a nurse whose younger sister gets involved in drugs and is severely injured by contaminated heroin. Coffy sets out on a mission of vengeance and vigilante justice, killing drug dealers, pimps, and mobsters who
cross her path.
Maxim magazine lists Coffy as number 7 on its list of the 50 best B-movies of all time, and there can clearly be no mistake about its status as a B-movie. Pam Grier shines in this hilarious action-packed
blaxploitation flick where she first got her name as a 'black pin-up queen' during the early 70's.
This brilliant film mixes comedy right in there with the action. From the campy catfight scenes when Coffy dumps a salad bowl onto a
blonde girl's head, to when King George makes his first appearance and steps out of his car in his pimp outfit, complete right down to the feather in his hat! The action is fairly consistent. There are a lot of guns firing off and endless catfights.
UK: A short version was passed X (18) after
BBFC cuts for:
1974 cinema release
From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were
Cut to the stabbing of Omar
Thanks to Craig who wrote to the BBFC who responded:
Coffey was initially rejected because the BBFC felt too many cuts would be required to make it acceptable at X and that these cuts would damage the film. However, the
following year the distributor submitted a heavily re-edited version (renamed Coffy), which was finally passed X, I believe after further cuts.
Asylum Erotica is a 1971 Italy horror mystery thriller by Fernando Di Leo. With Klaus Kinski, Margaret Lee, Rosalba Neri.
Multiple variants with UK getting the worst of those available with pre-cuts to sex and violence. Sex scenes exist in clothed and unclothed softcore versions. The nudity is via body doubles though. The BBFC waived its previous cuts for
2017 18 rated Blu-ray.
Summary Comments: Loopey
A masked killer stalks an institution for mentally disturbed rich women.
This film is not on the level of gialli directed by
Mario Bava, Lucio Fulci, or Dario Argento. However, it is so loopey and bizarre that it is actually fascinating!
Slaughter Hotel's original ad campaign played upon the idea that the film is Based on a True Story , which
means it really wasn't.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex, violence with all
previous BBFC cuts waived for:
Not quite as complete as 88 Films version, but it does have the nude scenes of Anne. It lacks the love scene between Anne and the gardener and towards the end of the love game between Angela and Mara is missing a few shots.
US: Cut for an R Rating
UK: A pre-cut version was passed 18 without further BBFC cuts for:
2004 Boulevard R0 DVD
Sex and violence has been pre-cut. Maybe the R rated version.
UK : Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
1972 cinema release
Thanks to Vincenzo. The heavy BBFC cuts were:
Reel 1 - Remove the scene where the killer enters the bedroom where a naked woman is asleep.
Reel 2 - Remove the scene of incest between Anne and her brother.
Reel 2 - Considerably shorten the love-making scene in the greenhouse.
Reel 3 - In the murder where a woman is choked to death, remove all knife shots of cutting woman's flesh and slashing her
Reel 3 - Considerably reduce the scene in which the Indian girl is in the bath and Helen washes and massages her.
Reel 4 - Reduce the sequence where a woman rolls naked
on the bed as the killer advances.
Reel 4 - Remove the lesbian sequence between the Indian girl and Helen.
Reel 4 - Remove shot of arrow in the Indian girl's neck.
Reel 5 - Reduce the masturbation sequence.
Reel 5 - Remove CUs of axe on naked woman.
Reel 5 - Reduce murder by cross-bow to a flash shot.
Reel 5 - In the final sequence, remove the whole scene of the killer entering the dormitory, so that no women are seen in the ward and the final death is of the killer in the ward only.
Cold Sweat is a 1970 France / Italy / Belgium action crime thriller by Terence Young. Starring Charles Bronson, James Mason and Liv Ullmann.
BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1971.
Later it was passed 'AA' uncut for 1973 cinema release. The film was passed 15 uncut on home video. The film is MPAA PG rated and uncut in the US.
Joe Martin, a quiet
American, lives a quiet life in the South of France renting boats to tourists. He is happily married to Fabienne and has a twelve-year-old daughter named Michčle. But the quiet man has a past: ten years before, Joe (then Moran) had escaped with four
other convicts, among whom the sadistic ex-mercenary Katanga. Seeing the latter brutally kill an M. P., Joe had abandoned his accomplices and left with the car. One night, Captain Ross, Katanga, Whitey and Fausto re-appear..
This is not the greatest Bronson movie ever made but it is nonetheless entertaining. It does have one spectacular car chase or rather motorcycle pursuit on winding roads of south of France. There are some nice performances and it's fun to see James Mason play a villain although he's a likable one. Liv Ullman is fine and Jill Ireland plays a hilarious rich hippie chick.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for moderate violence, nudity and soft drug use:
Extended Version is 3:57s longer than the International Version and includes more violence. The Director is said to prefer the International Version. This sounds a bit unlikely in that the distributors chose to only release the Unrated version on home
UK: The International Version was passed 15 uncut for:
2011 EIV R2 DVD
2011 cinema release
This seems to be a version without the extensions for the Unrated version but at least has not suffered the US cuts for PG-13. Eg The BBFC noted 9 uses of strong language (eg 'fuck') whereas the US MPAA passed the film PG-13 with the comment contains brief strong language.
US: The US Theatrical Version is MPAA PG-13 Rated and has been cut for strong language and probably violence too. It has not been released on
Color of Night is a 1994 USA romance by Richard Rush. Starring Bruce Willis, Jane March and Rubén Blades.
Exists as a Director's Cut and Theatrical Version. Both were rated 18 in the UK. Both of these versions were cut for an MPAA R rating in the US.
Capa gives up his practise when he unintentionally pushes a patient to commit suicide. In an effort to come to terms with this tragedy he visits an old colleague, Bob Moore, who is subsequently murdered. The quest to catch the killer centres around a
group of Moore's psychologically disturbed patients, however equally as important is an affair which develops between Capa and the mysterious Rose.
European Director's Cut
UK: The European Director's Cut was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
Colors is a 1988 USA action crime romance by Dennis Hopper. Starring Sean Penn, Robert Duvall and Maria Conchita Alonso.
No censorship cuts in the US and UK. There exists and Extended Version with deleted scenes restored.
A confident young cop is shown the ropes by a veteran partner in
the dangerous gang-controlled barrios of L.A. about to explode in violence in this look at the gang culture enforced by the colors that members wear.
UK: An extended Virgin Version was passed 18 uncut for:
1989 Virgin Vision VHS
US: The Unrated Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
2017 Shout! Factory [Theatrical + Unrated Version] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon
Colossus of the Stone Age is a 1962 Italy/Yugoslavia action romance by Guido Malatesta. With Reg Lewis, Margaret Lee and Luciano Marin.
BBFC Category cuts for UK cinema releases in 1974 and 1975. The US version has been
hacked around to fit in with a Sons of Hercules theme for a series of movies
Wandering strongman Maxxus comes upon two warring tribes, the Sun worshipers and the Moon worshipers. He saves the leader
of the Sun tribe from a sea monster, then later on when the Moon tribe attacks and kidnaps the Sun tribe's women, they call upon Maxxus for help.
US : Hacked about for brevity and partly overdubbed to fit in with a Sons of Hercules theme for a series of movies for:
Full movie at YouTube titled Fire Monsters Against the Son of Hercules
US Alpha R1 DVD titled Fire Monsters Against the Son of Hercules
UK: Passed U uncut for:
1975 cinema release titled Land of the Monsters
1964 cinema release titled Colossas of the Stone Age
Comali is a 2019
India comedy by Pradeep Ranganathan. Starring Jayam Ravi, Kajal Aggarwal and Samyuktha Hegde.
BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2019.
After waking up from a coma which stretches for 16 years, The protagonist Jeyam Ravi has difficulties and challenges adjusting to the current era. The Movie basically
showcases the Changes of era from 90s to present era. The movie will show how the hero battles with the changes he sees from the time he got into coma.
UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, bloody images, sex references, strong language after 4s of BBFC category cuts:
2019 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
Company chose to remove moments of stronger violence and bloody detail in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for brief strong violence, bloody images
2019 cinema release unreleased in favour of a cut 12A version
Come Play with Me is a 1977 UK sex comedy by George Harrison Marks. Starring Irene Handl, Alfie Bass and George Harrison Marks.
Cut by the BBFC for 1977 cinema release. The cuts have persisted to all releases since. There is also an unreleased hardcore version of the film.
where both the clients and the employees easily take their clothes off and have a little fun is the setting of this sex-comedy.
The film was massively promoted by men's magazines associated with David Sullivan, eg Playbirds and
Whitehouse. The advertising predictable suggested that the film was somehow harder than the soft softcore that the BBFC allowed at that time.
UK: The cut cinema version was passed 18 for strong sexualised nudity:
2020 Screen Bound Mary Millington Movie Collection (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon
Thanks to Vincenzo. The BBFC cuts were:
Reel 3 - Shot of woman astride a man to massage him in which her vulva is visible from behind was removed.
Reel 4 - Cabaret dancer's act was considerably reduced to remove initial writhing
and caressing of her groin over G-string, her writhing alone in 'riding' copulatory movement, the close up of her pubic as she pours liquid over herself, and the shot of her wide-open legs as she covers vulva with her hand.
Reel 4 - As Clapworthy urinates into wash basin, initial thrusting shots of man copulating with woman on massage couch were removed.
Reel 9 - In the copulation scene at the beginning of the reel
(before Rodney and Christine's eating sex scene), all shots of his buttocks thrusting between her legs and her legs wrapped round him were removed.
Reel 9 - In later sex scene (after Rodney and Christine's food
scene), woman's dialogue line "Go down harder" and sight of him performing cunnilingus on her were removed. Her head reaction orgasm remained.
The original BBFC censorship cuts have not been restored because the footage apparently no longer exists in producer David Sullivan's archive.
Hardcore versions of four of the film's sex scenes were shot for the overseas market.
It is believed that the hardcore version was never exhibited commercially,although there are reports of it being shown once at Swiss Cottage in London. The only known copy of the hardcore footage is apparently in the hands of a collector who is not
interested in releasing the material.
According to dvdcompare.net the R1 America MGM is missing 1s. In the sequence where Vincent Price and Peter Lorre are attempting to keep a supposedly-dead Basil Rathbone inside his coffin. Price and
Lorre finally "succeed" by both sitting on top of the coffin. On the DVD, this scene immediately cuts to one of Price and Lorre suddenly hitting the floor for no apparent reason. This is cut: Rathbone's character is obviously still alive,
because he suddenly pushes the coffin lid upward with all his might, and you see Price and Lorre flying up and backwards onto the floor.
The recent region 2 Optimum release includes the scene in question intact.
The softcore film was originally made as The Coming of Seymour but was released in the US as The
Fabulous Fanny to relate it to a cartoon strip in Playboy. It was not a success and was reworked with extra scenes and re-released in 1977 as The Boob Tube Strikes Again!
The film is about a couple interacting
with an X rated film on hotel TV. The film within a film is about the voluptuous cartoon character of Fanny, who dominates the daydreams of young Seymour. This sexual obsession stands in the way of his siring a child that will enable him to inherit the
family fortune. Seymour thoroughly enjoys his attempts to impregnate as many beautiful women as possible, but each time he is unable to reach that million dollar climax.
Commando is a 1985 USA action thriller by Mark L Lester. With Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong and Dan Hedaya.
The film was originally cut in the US for an R rating. The film was then
further cut in the UK for all releases until an uncut theatrical version released in 2008. There is also a Director's Cut with the violence cut for the an R rating restored. This was passed 18 uncut by the BBFC in 2007 but was not released until 2015.
A retired elite Black Ops Commando launches a one man war against a group of South American criminals who have kidnapped his daughter to blackmail him into starting a revolution and
getting an exiled dictator back into power.
There is NO scene of Arnie whacking the bad guys with the severed limb, but there
ARE extra bits of gore that were cut for an R rating during the tool shed scene:
The pitchfork killing features additional reaction from the soldier as he dies and an extra shot as he slumps to the floor
Schwarzenegger throws a second circular saw blade which embeds
itself into the neck of a bad guy, lots of blood, and more reaction from the soldier as he puts is hands to his neck.
The guy who is axed in the groin is shown in agony longer
The guy with the severed arm is seen lying on the floor, stump in the air, screaming for a second or two longer and for an extra shot when is crawling on the ground.
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed
18 without BBFC cuts for:
2008 20th Century Fox RB Blu-ray
The BBFC commented in their 2006 Annual Report:
Commando had previously required two cuts for '18' to reduce strong bloody injury detail. These cuts were waived when the work was resubmitted, both to reflect public
expectations following the Board's public consultations in recent years and because the cut scenes are now considered to have little impact on the tone of the work as a whole or its likely effect on an audience.
The MPAA cuts for
an R rating were all during the tool shed scene:
The pitchfork killing originally features additional reaction from the soldier as he dies and an extra shot as he slumps to the floor
Schwarzenegger throws a second circular saw blade which
embeds itself into the neck of a bad guy. Blood and reaction from the soldier as he puts is hands to his neck has been cut
The guy who is axed in the groin is shown in agony longer in the original.
The guy with the severed arm was originally seen lying on the floor, stump in the air, screaming for a second or two longer and for an extra shot when is crawling on the ground.
The UK laserdisc seems to have got by without BBFC cuts and the complete theatrical version was shown on Channel 4 in May 2008
UK: A 26s pre-cut Theatrical Version was passed 18 without further BBFC cuts for:
2001 20th Century Fox R2 DVD
The pre-cuts which the UK (and R2 Scandinavian and R4 Australian) releases contain, have their origin in Germany. These cuts were imposed on German theatrical and video releases by the German censors, FSK, in order to achieve an "FSK 18"
rating. So these cut masters must have served FOX to produce their UK DVDs.
Thanks to Luis who has specified the cuts are as follow:
0:02:00 - Before the credits Cooke (Bill Duke), disguised as a garbage man, shots a man from a short distance. A scene in which he approaches the body and shoots it on the chest several times was cut. On the DVD we see him getting near and then
lowering the gun and going back.
0:21:17 - Matrix (Schwarzenegger) hits the guy with him on the plane with an elbow. Then pulls a blanket over him to make it appear that he's sleeping. On the uncut version he pulls the head of the man down
gently and breaks his neck, before covering him. In the censored version, the man is killed with a single blow or maybe died from a heart attack during his sleep!
0:45:30 - Matrix throws Cooke against some piece of wooden furniture on the floor
(the impact is not seen in any version). We hear him moaning, and then Matrix gets near him. We then see a close shot framing Cooke's face, foaming a bit of blood from the mouth, and the wood spike coming from his chest. Matrix asks for his daughter:
"Where is she?" then pulling the tie of the dying man: "Talk!" Another close shot of the face and the bloody mouth and chest. The DVD version cuts both close shots while also removing both lines of dialogue from Swarzenegger. It also
cuts part of the moaning we hear from Cooke.
1:06:50 - Following to the fight scenes with the Big Ugly Hispanics (BUH), a cut is made when Matrix stabs one on the stomach
1:07:09 - A BUH is killed with a knife on the throat. The frontal
shot is cut (it's not very bloody originally).
1:07:17 - Matrix killing another soldier is missing
1:08:34 - 5 shots cut to remove the one in which BUH is machine-gunned.
1.10:20 - After some more shooting with the machine gun,
Matrix grabs his pistol. But before that shot, two others are cut: one has more BUHs being hit at a distance (probably the less violent deaths in the film...); another one is a close shot of a BUH being killed with two bullets on the chest (with some
1:11:38 - Here we're in the famous tool shed sequence.. A soldier approaches the door and opens it. He's stabbed by a pitchfork on the chest. This was cut in this version, even though they left the more violent scene in which a
man is killed with a circular saw that cuts part of the top of his head.
1:11:40 - After the second saw, Matrix grabs an axe and a machete, he uses the axe between the legs of a BUH and then proceeds to the last Hispanic. He grabs his arm and
cuts it with the machete. 5 shots where removed here, eliminating both deaths. On the censored version, after the last saw we see Matrix immediately grabbing a machine gun from the floor.
1:19:50 - During the "releasing some steam"
scene, after Matrix throws a metal pipe at Bennett there's originally a close-up shot of the bad guy's chest with the pipe against it (there's no blood). We then see him moaning and spilling some blood from the mouth. The camera slowly pulls back framing
Bennett and the pipe releasing steam. The censored version is cut before the pipe enters the frame, passing for a shot of Matrix, which then delivers the line "Let out some steam, Bennett!" Much moaning is also cut with this; so, just like
Cooke, Bennett has a much faster death with a bit less suffering.
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 after 12s of BBFC cuts for:
1999 20th Century Fox VHS
1986 CBS/Fox VHS
1985 cinema release
The BBFC cuts were:
In the uncut version Arnie grabbed an axe and a machette from inside the wall of a toolshed. Then he hit the guard coming through the door between the legs with axe, dropped him, and exited. He then grabbed the guard outside who was holding a machine
gun and chopped off his gun arm with the machete. As the arm falls he pulls the machine gun away. The cut version makes it appear he's lifting the gun.
At the end of the film where a close-up of the pole sticking out of Bennett's stomach has
Con Air is a 1997 USA action crime thriller by Simon West. Starring Nicolas Cage, John Cusack and John Malkovich.
The film was cut in the US for an MPAA R rated theatrical release. This was originally passed 15 uncut by the BBFC for 1997 cinema release. But this was uprated to 18 for home video releases. The Director's Cut restores the censored
footage and is MPAA Unrated in the US and 18 rated in the UK.
Cameron Poe, a highly decorated United States Army Ranger, came home to Alabama to his wife, Tricia,
only to run into a few drunken regulars where Tricia works. Cameron unknowingly kills one of the drunks and is sent to a federal penitentiary for involuntary manslaughter for seven years. Cameron becomes eligible for parole and can now go home to his
wife and daughter. Unfortunately, Cameron has to share a prison airplane with some of the country's most dangerous criminals, who took control of the plane and are now planning to escape the country. Cameron has to find a way to stop them while playing
along. Meanwhile, United States Marshal Vincent Larkin is trying to help Cameron get free and stop the criminals, including Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom.
Director's Cut/Extended Version
UK: The Director's Cut/Extended Version
was passed 18 uncut for
Conan the Barbarian is a 1982 USA action fantasy adventure by John Milius. With Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones and Max von Sydow.
Originally cut for an MPAA R rating The uncut version has never been released. All British releases further cut by the BBFC (except one that got away, see *note). There is a shortened US version and a longer international version with
a couple of variants between the two.
A barbarian trained in the arts of war joins with thieves in a quest to solve the riddle of steel and find the sorcerer responsible for the
genocide of his people in this faithful adaptation of Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery adventures. This film briefly sparked a wave of fantasy films including the sequel, Conan the Destroyer, in the early 80s.
uncut version never released
US: The MPAA initially rated the film X. Very extensive and scattered cuts were made totalling about 5 minutes. These occurred during the course of 3 iterations of resubmissions. The resulting R rated version has become definitive and there's no sign of any restoration of the original X Rated version.
There's lots on the topic gathered from comments from the film makers at conventions and on commentary tracks etc. See conancompletist.com . The cuts seem to have effected the
Blood and gore removed from the battle of the Mounds
Killing of Conan's mother mostly deleted
Significant cuts to the violence in the snake feast scene. A lot of careful censorship by camera angle was used to limit nudity, but this
was implemented in the original before submission to the MPAA.
US: There is a variant US Extended version on the US Blu-ray.
The UK Blu-ray contains both the uncut international version and the cut UK variant of the international version.
The uncut version is played when the default language for the Blu-ray
Player internal menus is set to one of the non-English options. The English language film may still be selected. If the English Blu-ray player menuing system is selected then the cut UK version will play.
UK: The longer International Version/Extended Cut was passed 15 for strong violence and moderate sex and nudity after 19s of BBFC cuts for:
2011 20th Century Fox R0 Blu-ray *see note
2005 20th Century Fox R2 DVD
2002 20th Century Fox R2 DVD
1993 Fox VHS
The same BBFC cuts were required as per the Theatrical Version but were implemented differently.
TV showings have not picked up on the BBFC requirement to cut such scenes
3 scenes of horse tripping have been cut from the start where Conan is attacked by net wielding soldiers.
Perhaps the clearest cut is the Camel Attack sequence. Conan (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and Malik are riding through the town. Malik
points out a Camel, Conan talks to the camel, the Camel spits white goo over Conan. The UK Version then cuts to the next scene. The Uncut US version shows Conan smack the camel on the top of its head making it crumble to the floor. It was probably cut
due to the issue of cruelty to animals.
The Horse tripping of Zula (Grace Jones) and Bombatta (Wilt Chamberlain) during the Elite Guard attack is trimmed
In dozens of studio emails unearthed by hackers, Sony executives; the director, Peter Landesman; and representatives of Mr. Smith discussed how to avoid antagonizing the N.F.L. by altering the script and marketing the film more as a
whistle-blower story, rather than a condemnation of football or the league. Dwight Caines, the president of domestic marketing at Sony Pictures, wrote in an email on Aug. 6, 2014, to three top studio executives about how to position the movie:
Will is not anti football (nor is the movie) and isn't planning to be a spokesman for what football should be or shouldn't be but rather is an actor taking on an exciting challengeWe'll develop messaging with the help of
N.F.L. consultant to ensure that we are telling a dramatic story and not kicking the hornet's nest.
Confessions from the David Galaxy Affair is a 1979 UK sex comedy by Willy Roe. Starring Alan Lake, Glynn Edwards and Anthony Booth.
Passed X after BBFC cuts for 1979 cinema release. It is not clear if these
cuts have persisted onto 18 rated home video.
Playboy David Galaxy is a suspect in a robbery case and needs an alibi, and the only credible witness to his innocence
won't help. He also has to prove his mettle with "the only woman in the world who's never had an orgasm."
UK: Passed 18 for strong sex and nudity without BBFC cuts this time around:
2019 Screenbound [Mary Millington Movie Collection] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon
2010 Odeon Entertainment video
It is not clear if the cinema cuts have persisted or not. The running time is 27s longer than the cinema release so may be that is a good sign.
UK: : Passed 18 without BBFC cuts this time around:
1997 Lazer VHS
1986 Mighty Fair VHS
It is not clear if the cinema cuts have persisted or not but the running times match the cut cinema version.
Confessions of a Blue Movie Star is a 1978 West Germany documentary by Wes Craven & Andrzej Kostenko. With Carl Amery, Josephine Bayerl and Sonja Embriz.
Initially banned by the BBFC for 1978 cinema release but it was quickly passed X after cuts. Pre-cut for 1986 18 rated VHS.
Summary review: Mockumentary
A mockumentary showing
the process of casting a porn movie, the legalities of underage wanna-be participants and the effects of becoming a porn star.
Trying to play it as an actual documentary, it doesn't really work but it is interesting
nonetheless. A so-called snuff element comes into it at the very end but is rather disappointing. The only redeeming feature is actual deleted scenes from Wes Craven's Last House On The Left, which they play up as actual snuff footage.
UK: A cut version was passed 18 without further BBFC cuts for:
Famous undercover journalist Emanuelle teams with her friend Cora Norman to uncover a white slave ring that traffics in women kidnapped from various locales around the world.
Emanuelle Around the World is one of the more shocking of the Emanuelle series, right up there with Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals and Emanuelle in America. Effective on an undeniably crass but immediate level, this is the kind of
cinema that drips animal savagery and guilty pleasure -- exactly the type of subversive cinema that has moral police gasping in the isles (or masturbating in the closet).
The Euro XXX version of the film features a few brief clips of
penetration & fellatio in orgy sequences (not with the stars of the show, however), but generally the sex portrayed is of the standard soft-core variety.
US: The Softcore Version is MPAA Unrated for:
US Weades Moines R1 DVD titled Emanuelle Around the World
Missing the hardcore inserts
UK: Passed 18 after 15:45s of BBFC cuts for:
1987 VPD VHS titled Confessions of Emanuelle
From Sex Gore Mutants. Some of the missing scenes compared with the "XXX European Edition" include:
an all-woman Kama Sutra academy
Karin Schubert's gang rape
more lesbian encounters
sick games with animals
US Senators defiling women.
UK: Passed 18 after BBFC cuts for:
1978 cinema release titled Confessions of Emanuelle
Conquest is a 1983 Italy/Spain/Mexico action film by Lucio Fulci. With Jorge Rivero, Andrea Occhipinti and Conrado San Martín.
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema release in 1983. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Summary Review: Truly strange
Set in a land ruled by an evil sorceress called Ocron and
her cruel followers. Two warriors unite to bring her down but she too knows about them and seeks to destroy them.
Lucio Fulci's stab at the fantasy genre is truly strange and highly enjoyable and therefore a must see for
fans of Fulci.
It's a lively affair with much action as well as some of the most strangest looking monsters you're ever likely to see.
Being a Fulci film you are guaranteed gory moments and
Conquest doesn't disappoint as there are bloody set pieces throughout. Yes the effects at times are laughable but it all adds to the fun and it's accompanied by a pounding score by Claudio Simonetti from Goblin.
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes is a 1972 US Sci-Fi film by J Lee
Thompson. With Roddy McDowall, Don Murray and Ricardo Montalban.
The Theatrical Version was cut to obtain a US PG. This was further cut by the BBFC for an AA (14) rated cinema release. Later the Theatrical Version was passed 15 and then 12 uncut. The uncut version finally turned up in 2008/9 Blu-ray box
uncut Extended Version
UK: The Extended Version was passed 12 uncut for:
2009 20th Century Fox Planet of the Apes Collection R0 Blu-ray
at UK Amazon
US: The Extended Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
2008 20th Century Fox Planet 40th Anniversary Collection RA Blu-ray
at US Amazon
This is the original US version before it was cut down to achieve a US PG. From IMDb:
The US uncut version includes alternate opening and ending scenes, which were excised due to poor audience reaction and a need to
keep a PG rating. In the opening, a police patrol tracks and kills a gorilla, which is shown to have numerous cuts and welts. Breck later references a gorilla who turned on his master and was killed.
In the ending, Caesar
allows the apes to beat Breck and the other humans to death. Breck does not cower, but faces his executioners. Lisa does not say "No" and Caesar makes no speech counseling compassion. There are also additional shots of apes and humans bleeding
from gunshots, and apes stacking bodies of riot police.
UK: The cut US Theatrical Version was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for:
2003 20th Century Fox R2 DVD
UK: The US Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
Contamination is a 1980 Italian horror by Luigi Cozzi With Ian McCulloch, Louise Marleau and Marino Masé.
A pre-cut version was banned as a video nasty in 1983. Passed 15 uncut for DVD. Cut and uncut versions exist in the US
Summary Review : Odd and cheesy
former astronaut helps a government agent and a police detective track the source of mysterious alien pod spores, filled with lethal flesh-dissolving acid, to a South American coffee plantation controlled by alien pod clones.
was a very odd and cheesy Italian gore flick, it was a mix of horror and science fiction and it was directed by Luigi Cozzi.
While Contamination was a decent film I just didn't think it was that good, the first half was very promising
as we get to see some impressive gore scenes with the exploding stomachs but then the second half kind of loses steam and becomes slightly boring. The green alien eggs were a knock off from Alien and you could tell that this film was trying to cash in on
its success which was typical of Italian horror films at the time, some of these films were of course great cause you can't take them too seriously and they were usually gorier than the original films.
Contamination has some pretty
bad acting and the direction from Luigi Cozzi was rather low-key with some scenes looking a bit too dark, the pacing was a bit uneven despite having a great opening sequence which had some great suspense and the film also has a weak plot, but if your a
gore hound then you won't mind since there were plenty of great gore scenes.
About 2 minutes and 40 seconds of cuts were made, including:
13 seconds cut from opening sequence showing a dead man's mutilated and decomposing body in a cupboard.
73 seconds cut from opening sequence showing several men graphically exploding after tampering with
alien pods. Footage includes facial explosions and several scientists exploding at the gut in lingering slow-motion.
19 seconds cut from warehouse sequence showing criminals exploding at the gut after unwisely standing
amongst alien pods.
2 seconds cut from warehouse sequence in which remains of freshly-exploded men are shown.
9 seconds cut from climax, in which man's head is devoured by queen alien.
11 seconds cut from climax showing a scientist exploding at the gut after being shot by Ian McCulloch.
33 seconds cut from climax showing chief villain's chest exploding in slow-motion viscera-launch
Retired professor of American origin lives solitary life in luxurious palazzo in Rome He is confronted by vulgar Italian marchesa and her lover, daughter and daughter's
boyfriend renting an apartment on upper floor of his palazzo. From this point his quiet routine is turned into chaos by his tenants' machinations, and everybody's life is taking unexpected but inevitable turn.
Lancaster, as you
would expect, is exceptional. His reluctant inclusion into a lively family dynamic is superbly rendered and absolutely believable. Filmed in stagnant shots within cramped quarters, the characters seemed all but trapped with one another.
This is Visconti's penultimate film which marks the culmination of his career as a master of Italian cinema. Super erotic and homo-erotic scenes that are humorous and titillating.
version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts after 1 cinema cut waived for:
About 3 minutes is missing from the scene where A TV crew is films the convoy. They make several passes at drivers, who react accordingly (swerving into the camera car / pick up, mooning, and a very subtle gay invitation to the interviewer).
Coogan's Bluff is a 1968 USA action crime western by Don Siegel Starring Clint Eastwood, Lee J Cobb and Susan Clark.
Cut by the BBFC for an X (16) 1968 cinema release. Uncut and 15 rated for home video. Uncut in the US
Coogan, an Arizona cop, is sent to New York to collect a
prisoner. Everyone in New York assumes Coogan is from Texas, much to his annoyance. To add to Coogan's problems the prisoner isn't ready, so he decides to cut a few corners. In the process the prisoner escapes, and Coogan is ordered home. Too proud to
return home empty handed, Coogan sets out into the big city to recapture his prisoner.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
2019 Warner Bros Signature Film Collection R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover is a 1989 UK / France crime romance by Peter Greenaway. Starring Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon and Helen Mirren.
Always uncut and 18 rated in the UK. The film was cut in the US for an MPAA R rating but is also available uncut and NC-17 rated.
The wife of a barbaric crime boss
engages in a secretive romance with a gentle bookseller between meals at her husband's restaurant. Food, colour coding, sex, murder, torture and cannibalism are the exotic fare in this beautifully filmed but brutally uncompromising modern fable which has
been interpreted as an allegory for Thatcherism.
The Cooler is a 2003 USA romance by Wayne Kramer. Starring William H Macy, Maria Bello and Alec Baldwin.
Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. The same version has been used for all
The unluckiest man in Vegas - a guy whose bad luck is contagious - is used by the last of the old time mob run casinos to kill high rollers' action. That
is, until he falls in love with a cocktail waitress and gets "lady luck," which throws the situation into reverse. Things turn nasty when the casino director tries to break up the romance.
UK: Passed 15 for strong language, violence, sex, drug misuse:
2018 101 Films Limited video
UK: Passed 15 for strong sex, language, violence and drug use:
2004 Tartan video
004 High Fliers Video Distribution video
UK: Passed 15 for strong sex, language and violence:
2004 cinema release
US: Cut for an MPAA R rating. The same cut version has been used for all releases since.
The cut was discussed in Kirby Dick's This Film Is Not Yet Rated. The NC-17 rating was given because there was a glimpse of Maria Bello's pubic
hair in the second scene. This scene was cut for the MPAA R rating.
The Corpse Grinders is a 1971 USA comedy horror by Ted V Mikels. With Sean Kenney, Monika Kelly and Sanford Mitchell.
Cut by the BBFC for 1973 cinema release then later uncut and 18 rated on
home video. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
When the owners of the Lotus Cat Food Company - who manufacture an exotic, high-priced type of kitty chow - run short of cash,
they find themselves in big trouble with their suppliers. The two disreputable partners soon turn to a new and plentiful source for product fresh cadavers! Grave robbing and unreported murders soon provide plenty of raw material for the food cats crave
but there s only one problem cats all over town have begun attacking and killing their human owners, filled with a newly-found taste for human flesh!
Corruption is a 1968 UK horror by Robert Hartford-Davis. With Peter Cushing, Sue Lloyd, Noel Trevarthen.
A toned down UK version was further cut by the BBFC for cinema release. There is an uncut continental version featuring more nudity and violence title Laser Killer
A surgeon discovers that
he can restore the beauty to his girlfriend's scarred face by murdering other women and extracting fluids from their pituitary gland. However, the effects only last for a short time, so he has to kill more and more women. It is ultimately a killing spree
which ends with considerable death and disaster.
Laser Killer , the title of the continental version, adds a lot more exploitation elements, most notably in the scene where Cushing kills a Soho prostitute. In Laser Killer the prostitute character is played by a topless Marianne Morris instead
of the negligee-wearing Jan Waters, and Cushing's character then proceeds to cut her throat and mauls with her chest before eviscerating her.
UK: Passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for:
1968 cinema release
From IMDb. The UK cinema version featured a less explicit print without the nudity and graphic violence contained in the overseas version.
The Cotton Club is a 1984 USA crime music drama by
Francis Ford Coppola (as Francis Coppola). Starring Richard Gere, Gregory Hines and Diane Lane.
In 2019 the director announced that he had been working on a Director's Cut
noting studio pressure for a shorter version on original release. He says that the new longer version will feature more music and less plot.
The Cotton Club was a famous
night club in Harlem. The story follows the people who visited the club, those who ran it, and is peppered with the Jazz music that made it so famous.
The Cotton Club is a 1984 USA crime music drama by Francis Ford Coppola (as Francis Coppola). Starring Richard Gere, Gregory Hines and Diane Lane.
In 2019 the director announced that he had been working on a Director's Cut
or Encore Version noting studio pressure for a shorter version on original release. He says that the new longer version will feature more music and less plot.
Club was a famous night club in Harlem. The story follows the people who visited the club, those who ran it, and is peppered with the Jazz music that made it so famous.
US: The Encore Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
Cotton Comes to Harlem is a 1970 USA action comedy by Ossie Davis. Starring Godfrey Cambridge, Raymond St Jacques and Calvin Lockhart.
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1971 cinema release. Not released since in the UK. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
One of the most influential Soul Cinema pix ever to shoot onto
the screen, Cotton Comes To Harlem spawned the Blaxploitation boom by delivering a "refreshingly different detective action yarn with soul and humor" (Cue) and an unbeatable mix of "humor and excitement!" (Los Angeles Herald-Examiner).
Detectives "Gravedigger" Jones (Godfrey Cambridge) and "Coffin Ed" Johnson (Raymond St. Jacques) are on a case investigating a crooked Reverend (Calvin Lockhart) - a brother whose "Back to Africa" campaign is nothing more than a
big scam. But when $87,000 of the Reverend s laundered cash gets stashed in a bail of cotton, Gravedigger and Coffin find they're not the only dudes suddenly interested in soaring cotton prices as they come up against the mafia, the police, black
militants and street thugs in an all-out dash to nab $87,000 cash. One of the handful of films directed by acting great Ossie Davis (Gordon s War) with a top-notch supporting cast that includes Redd Foxx, Cleavon Little, J.D. Cannon, John Anderson and
The Counsellor is a 2013 USA/UK crime thriller by Ridley Scott. With Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz and Cameron Diaz.
Exists in a theatrical version and an extended cut.
A rich and successful lawyer, the Counsellor, is about to get married to his fiancée but soon becomes
entangled in a complex drug plot with a middle-man known as Westray. The plan ends up taking a horrible twist and he must protect himself and his soon to be bride as the truth of the drug business is uncovered and targets are eliminated.
UK: The Extended Cut was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence for:
2014 20th Century Fox [Theatrical + Extended] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
US: The Extended Cut is MPAA Unrated for:
2018 20th Century Fox [Extended Cut + Theatrical Version] RA Blu-ray at US
2014 20th Century Fox [Theatrical + Extended] RA Blu-ray
at US Amazon
See article from movie-censorship.com . 20 minutes of additional material
includes a sex scene and violence that may have caused issues for an R rating. Most of the extra is plot, of which some better explains the complex storyline. But this still does not make it an easy film.
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for strong bloody violence for:
2014 20th Century Fox [Theatrical + Extended] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
Note the scene with the gypsy woman begging for the return of her baby seems to be missing from some versions.
US: There is US version cut for a PG
rating. From IMDB:
A 90-minute US version has the church-choir music removed from the climactic scenes, and tighter editing of those scenes. German DVD includes the scene of a gypsy woman begging for the return of her
baby, deleted from the US version.
Count Dracula's Great Love is a 1973 Spain horror by Javier Aguirre. Starring Paul Naschy, Rosanna Yanni and Haydée Politoff.
The film was produced in two versions with nudity being cut for the Spanish
Version. The International/US Version is uncut and MPAA R rated. In the UK the film was originally sold as a sex film and was both abridged and cut by the BBFC for 1974 cinema release and 1986 VHS. A horror version was released in 1986 on another 18
rated VHS, unabridged but still with the BBFC censor cuts.
Four women spend the night in an old deserted sanitarium on a mountain. They each in turn fall into the the evil hands of a
doctor who forces them to suck each others blood and to whip innocent village virgins so they can lick the oozing cuts clean.
US: The International Version is uncut and MPAA R rated for:
Distributor chose to remove two shots of a man hanging to avoid giving children the impression that a person can hang for some time with no ill effects and in order to achieve a PG
classification. An uncut 15 was available to the distributor
The uncut region 1 DVD is available here from US
Countess Dracula is a 1971 UK horror by Peter Sasdy. With Ingrid Pitt, Nigel Green and Sandor Elès.
The BBFC originally asked for cuts but these were waived on appeal.
Summary Review: The brilliant Ingrid Pitt
In medieval Europe aging Countess Elisabeth rules harshly with the help of lover
Captain Dobi. Finding that washing in the blood of young girls makes her young again she gets Dobi to start abducting likely candidates. The Countess - pretending to be her own daughter - starts dallying with a younger man, much to Dobi's annoyance. The
disappearances cause mounting terror locally, and when she finds out that only the blood of a virgin does the job, Dobi is sent out again with a more difficult task.
Director Peter Sasdy may have let the brilliant Ingrid Pitt run
a little wilder amongst the drab sets with the roles of Bathory young and old, but her joy at hamming it up helps place this as one of the better later Hammer productions. Nigel Green and Maurice Denham give twitching support.
The Perverse Countess is a 1974 France horror thriller by Jesús Franco. With Alice Arno, Howard Vernon, Kali Hansa.
The Director's Cut is the original version before Franco tried various edits to try
and sell it. French and Italian versions include hardcore inserts with Alice Arno and Lina Romay.
Summary Review: Sordid flesh festivities
Two wealthy aristocrats lure a virginal girl to a Spanish island for a
night of sex, death and cannibalism.
Half the film is devoted to Sapphic sessions and sordid flesh festivities just shy of pornography. Franco is the ultimate cinematic voyeur and his films appeal to those with voyeuristic
tendencies, and what they always lack in plot development offer prurient interest and degenerate lust as compensation.
Franco stable mate Howard Vernon's back as his usual creepy self, the baron chef with unusual culinary skills
and a smile that would make your skin crawl.
All in all, I found this to be a really enjoyable watch
The tag, Director's Cut means that it is the original film before Franco started to splice in hardcore inserts. Normally these are a bit of a negative, but when they involve Lina Romay I think I would prefer the version with the inserts.
Italy : The Italian version titled Sexy Nature includes hardcore inserts featuring Alice Arno and Lina Romay. One scene is included at a more logical point in the film than the
France : The French version titled Les croqueuses features illogically order
hardcore inserts and an extra plot element that turned the whole film into a dream.