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DCU: The New World

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DCU: The New World is a 2010 US video documentary.
With Mike Carlin, Dan Didio and Geoff Johns. IMDb

Versions

uncut
uncut
12 cert 33:12s UK: The Extended Version was passed 12 uncut for:
  • 2010 Warner R2 DVD
uncut
alternative
12 cert 26:05s UK: The Original Version was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2010 Warner R2 DVD
De Sade

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De Sade is a 1969 West Germany / USA historical biography by Cy Endfield, Roger Corman (uncredited)...
Starring Keir Dullea, Senta Berger and Lilli Palmer. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1970. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

Hounded by the police on charges of inflammatory writing, the once handsome Marquis De Sade seeks refuge in an abandoned family mansion. This colorful movie depicts DeSade's life from childhood to manhood. A life infamous for erotic behavior, going from woman to woman, seeking a love that eludes him.

Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA R 103:44s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
X submitted
107:57s
=103:38s
UK: Passed X (18) after compulsory cuts for:
  • 1970 cinema release
Deacon Brodie

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Deacon Brodie is a 1997 UK TV series by Philip Saville.
Starring Billy Connolly, Simon Donald and Al Anderson. BBFC link IMDb

The BBFC made cuts for animal cruelty to the 15 rated 1987 VHS

Versions

BBFC cut
8s
15 Certificate 90:02s UK: Passed 15 after 8s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1997 Polygram VHS

The BBFC cuts were:

  • At 82 minutes. In cockfight remove sight of cocks in contact
The Dead

The Dead is a 1987 UK / Ireland / USA / West Germany drama by John Huston.

10 minutes were left out of a 2009 US DVD release but this seems to have been a mistake rather than a new version.

Dead Alive

Dead Alive is a 1992 New Zealand comedy horror by Peter Jackson

See Braindead

Dead American Woman

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Dead American Woman is a 2010 USA horror by Peter Romeo Lambert.
Starring Jorge Acosta, Brianne Adlemann and Maren Blair. IMDb

Exists as a 75 minute Theatrical Version and a 96 minute Director's Cut
Promotional Material
After being brought back from the grave through 'the excrement of an innocent,' murdered go-go dancer Tabitha (Julie Fabulous) sets out to avenge her death, which was at the hands of snuff film producing religious zealot, Virginia Slim (Heather Marie Vernon). Enlisting the aid of Cynthia, whose young daughter also met a gruesome fate from Virginia and her clown-faced henchman, Happy (Happy Dave), Tabitha begins exacting bloody vengeance against all those who wronged her, in the hope that through her acts of violence she'll earn a place in the kingdom of hell. But with each increasingly brutal slaying, Cythia's own blood lust becomes more and more apparent, leading to unexpected consequences…

Versions

BBFC uncut
Director's Cut
MPAA Unrated 96m US: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:
uncut
Theatrical Version
MPAA Unrated 75m US: According to IMDb it premiered in the US in 2013 and has never been released on home video. Seemingly a rather limited distribution.
Dead and Buried

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  • Dead & Buried
Dead and Buried is a 1981 US horror by Gary A Sherman.
With James Farentino, Melody Anderson and Jack Albertson. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
Uncut by the BBFC for the X rated 1981 cinema release. The same version was released on pre-cert video and banned as a video nasty. Cut by 10s for 1990 VHS. Uncut from 1999. Uncut and R rated in the US

Summary review: Bravo .

In the sea of forgettable Friday the 13th sequels and clones came this little creative and disturbing gem from the early 80's wave of gruesome horror.

Several people passing through the quaint and picturesque town of Potter's Bluff die terrible, violent deaths only to turn up as upstanding members of the community days later.

Versions

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA R

90:00s UK: Passed 18 uncut with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
  • 2015 Icon Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2007 Optimum R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2004 Anchor Bay R2 DVD
  • 1999 Polygram/4 Front VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

The BBFC commented:

This horror/zombie film has been passed at '18' as a video, without cuts. The original cinema version was passed uncut as an 'X' in 1981. An unclassified video version was, however, circulated which was prosecuted in 1984/5 under Section 2 of the Obscene Publications Act. Early cases resulted in guilty pleas or convictions; but the last 9 cases all resulted in acquittals. Nevertheless, when the video version was submitted to the BBFC in 1990, cuts were required to an early sequence in which a photographer is attacked and burned to death by a mob of zombies, and to a very brief shot of a plaster-covered patient being stabbed in the eye by a zombie nurse with a syringe.

In 1999, the video no longer compares in terms of its 'horror' effects with more recent popular successes such as SCREAM, the HALLOWEEN series, WISHMASTER or SPECIES 2.

The Board has therefore concluded that audiences are unlikely to suffer any harm from viewing the video, and that it may be released at '18'.

BBFC cut
30s
1893:22s
=89:38s
UK: Passed 18 after 30s of BBFC cuts for
  • 1990 VCI VHS

The cuts were:

  • Cuts were required to an early sequence in which a photographer is attacked with an iron bar, then kicked and burned to death after being dowsed in petrol by a mob of zombies,
  • A hypodermic being plunged into the photographers eye has been deleted
  • There is a very obvious jump in the murder of a hitchhiker - a rock is held above her, and just as it is dropped, it jumps to her body lying on the road the next day. A recent discussion in the alt.horror newsgroup has revealed that the cut in question is, in fact, soundtrack only - a large squelch being removed!
uncut
uncut
Video Nasty 90:13s UK: Released uncut on pre-cert video for:
  • UK Thorn EMI VHS

The uncut Thorn EMI video was listed as a video nasty in November 1983 but was dropped in January 1985

BBFC uncutX cert94:57s
=91:09s
UK: Passed X (18) uncut for:
  • 1981 cinema release
Dead End Drive-In

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  • Dead End
Dead End Drive-In is a 1986 Australia action drama by Brian Trenchard-Smith.
With Ned Manning, Natalie McCurry and Peter Whitford. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1987 VHS. Uncut and 15 rated since 2013 DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary review: Drive-In Lock-up

Society is going down the tubes and the authorities have the idea of keeping the kids locked up in drive-ins complete with junk food and 24 hour movies.

Generally enjoyed by most reviewers though noted for being a bit silly. But punks, violence, drugs and car chases keeps viewers interested

Versions

uncut
uncut
run: 86:47s
pal: 83:19s
15 cert

MPAA R

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, sex and violence after previous BBFC cuts were waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC cut
cut
cut: 16s
run: 86:57s
pal: 83:28s
18UK: Passed 18 after 16s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 New World VHS
Dead Fire

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Versions

7s 1899:25s 1997 release by Robert Lee
Dead Heat

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Versions

best available
best
available

BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut

18

MPAA
R Rated

80:20s 1988 comedy horror by Mark Goldblatt. With Treat Williams, Joe Piscopo and Lindsay Frost. IMDb

The R Rated Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2010 Boulevard R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1989 New World VHS
  • 1988 cinema release

At the time of release cuts were made to tone it down to an R Rating. Some of these cuts have been added to DVD extras as rough cut but there is no sign these being fully restored into any release.

Dead Image

1964 USA crime drama thriller by Paul Henreid.

See Dead Ringer

Dead in Tombstone

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Dead in Tombstone is a 2013 USA action horror western by Roel Reiné.
With Danny Trejo, Mickey Rourke and Anthony Michael Hall. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Film exists as an R rated Version and an Unrated Version.

Summary Notes

A gang overruns a small mining town murdering their own leader Guerrero (Trejo) in a cold-blooded power grab. Sentenced to eternity in hell he finds himself confronted by Satan himself (Rourke), offering a daring proposition: deliver the six souls of his former gang and he will escape damnation. With time running out, he sets out on a brutal rampage to avenge his own death.

Versions

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

95:44s UK: The Unrated Version (not yet confirmed) was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, torture, nudity and strong language for:
  • 2013 Universal Pictures UK RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 21st October 2013
  • 2013 Universal Pictures UK R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 21st October 2013

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2016 Universal Studios Home Entertainment R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2013 Universal Studios [Unrated + Theatrical] R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at US Amazon
  • 2013 Universal Studios [Unrated + Theatrical] (R0) DVD at US Amazon
mpaa cut
cut
MPAA R 99:59s
=95:59s
US: There is also an R rated version

See pictorial cuts from movie-censorship.com . There is very little running time difference due to replacement scenes for nudity and violence in 4 scenes:

  • Replaced scene: Calathea looks through a gaping hole in a man's skull after being shot.
  • Cavanaugh having a good time with a couple of ladies loses topless nudity and replaces it with dancing
  • Close ups of a man's head turned to pulp by cannon fire has been replaced
  • Topless nudity has been removed from the shooting up of a saloon
Dead Kids

Dead Kids is a 1981 Australia/USA/New Zealand Sci-Fi horror mystery by Michael Laughlin

See Strange Behaviour

Dead Man Walking

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Versions

25s 1886:26s 1988 US SCi-Fi drama by Gregory Dark

The BBFC cut the Cineplex video by 25s

Dead or Alive

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  • DOA: Dead or Alive
  • Dead or Alive: Hanzaisha

Dead or Alive is a 1999 Japan crime drama by Takashi Miike.
With Shô Aikawa, Riki Takeuchi and Renji Ishibashi. BBFC link IMDb

Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. Uncut and 18 rated in the UK whilst the uncut version is MPAA Unrated in the US.

Director's Cut

uncut
uncut
run: 105:02s
pal: 100:50s
18

MPAA Unrated

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

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

US Theatrical Version

mpaa cut
cut
cut: 7m
run: 98m
pal: 94m
MPAA RUS: There is also a cut R Rated Version to avoid

From IMDb. 7 minutes are cut in the R-rated version including:

  • Much of the sodomy in the opening.
  • The fat spraying from the fat man as he is shot.
  • Jojima and the "porn guy" walking through his apartment misses the part with the woman and the dog.
  • The infamous feces-drowning.
  • The fellatio of the Yakuza member is completely cut.
  • Much of the restaurant shoot-out.
  • The ending chase/battle cuts several violent shots.
Dead or Alive

Dead or Alive is a 1968 Italy action crime western by Franco Giraldi.

See A Minute to Pray, A Second to Die

The Dead Pit

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Versions

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

97:30s 1989 US horror by Brett Leonard.
With Jeremy Slate, Cheryl Lawson and Stephen Gregory Foster. IMDb

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

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

There is also a cut US R Rated version missing about 6 minutes to avoid. See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

Dead Poets Society

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Dead Poets Society is a 1989 USA drama by Peter Weir.
Starring Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard and Ethan Hawke. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

Uncut in the US and UK. There also exists a longer TV version.

Summary Notes

Painfully shy Todd Anderson has been sent to the school where his popular older brother was valedictorian. His room-mate, Neil, although exceedingly bright and popular, is very much under the thumb of his overbearing father. The two, along with their other friends, meet Professor Keating, their new English teacher, who tells them of the Dead Poets Society, and encourages them to go against the status quo. Each, in their own way, does this, and are changed for life.

Versions

uncut
Theatrical Version
PG cert

MPAA PG
MPAA

123:26s UK: Passed PG uncut for:
  • 2002 Buena Vista R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1999 Buena Vista VHS
  • 1994 Buena Vista VHS
  • 1990 Buena Vista VHS
  • 1989 cinema release
US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
uncut
TV Version
US: There also exists a TV Version that was also released on Laserdisc. It contains 12:36s of extra plot.
The Dead Pool

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  • Dirty Harry in The Dead Pool

Versions

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
R Rated

87:24s The Dead Pool is a 1988 US cop film by Buddy Van Horn.
With Clint Eastwood, Liam Neeson and Patricia Clarkson. YouTube icon IMDb

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

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC
12s
1887:12s UK: Passed 18 after 12s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1989 Warner VHS
  • 1989 cinema release

From IMDb:

  • edits made to images on a TV screen combining footage of a woman screaming in a car and a shot of a woman being attacked by a dog (the latter of which was stock footage from the 1977 film The Pack)
  • Similar cuts to a TV showing of It's Alive III (A woman in a taxi giving birth to her demon child)
Dead Presidents

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Dead Presidents is a 1995 USA action crime thriller by Albert Hughes (as The Hughes Brothers) and Allen Hughes (as The Hughes Brothers).
Starring Larenz Tate, Keith David and Chris Tucker. BBFC link IMDb

Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. This cut version has been used for all releases since but the cut scenes turned up as disk extras.

Summary Notes

This action film, directed by the Hughes brothers, depicts a heist of old bills, retired from circulation and destined by the government to be "money to burn." However, more broadly, it addresses the issues of Black Americans' involvement in the Vietnam War and their subsequent disillusionment with progress in social issues and civil rights back home in the United States, during the 1960's.

Versions

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
5s

best available
best
available

18

MPAA R

114:20s

UK: The cut US version was passed 18 uncut for strong language and violence without BBFC cuts for: UK: The cut US version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1997 Buena Vista Home VHS
  • 1996 cinema release
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 1998 Hollywood Pictures Home Entertainment R1 DVD at US Amazon
  • 1998 Hollywood Pictures Home Entertainment VoD [US only] at US Amazon

The following scenes were removed in the US to avoid an MPAA NC-17. The excised rough cut footage has appeared on a Criterion laserdisc:

  • Chris Tucker shooting the cop has the cop's brain bleeding out from his skull and him falling into the ground shortened (substituted with a close-up of Tucker), and when he's lying on the ground, Tucker shooting him repeatedly has lost a single shot.
  • Larenz Tate bashing the guard with a broken nose with his gun is shown in a more tame angle in the R-rated edit.
  • A shot cop bleeding from this throat in the car has been shortened by few frames.
Dead Ringer

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  • Dead Image
  • Who Is Buried in My Grave?

Versions

uncut
uncut
PG cert

MPAA
Unrated

111:14s Dead Ringer is a 1964 USA crime drama thriller by Paul Henreid.
With Bette Davis, Karl Malden and Peter Lawford. YouTube icon IMDb

UK: Passed PG uncut for:

  • 1988 Warner VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC
cut
A Cert submitted
115:42s
=111:04s
UK: Passed A (PG) after BBFC cuts for category for:
  • 1964 cinema release
Dead Silence

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Dead Silence is a 2007 USA horror mystery thriller by James Wan.
Starring Ryan Kwanten, Amber Valletta and Donnie Wahlberg. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

Exists as an R rated version and an Unrated version.

Summary Notes

A widower returns to his hometown to search for answers to his wife's murder, which may be linked to the ghost of a murdered ventriloquist.

Versions

uncut
uncut
15 Certificate

MPAA
Unrated

87:43s UK: The Unrated Version was passed 15 uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
cut

15 Certificate

MPAA R

89:10s
=85:36s
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2007 cinema release

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . The R Rated version is shorter by 2:30s. Some cuts to violence but mostly to plot.

Dead Zone

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Versions

uncut
uncut
15 Certificate

MPAA
R Rated

99:42s 1983 US thriller by David Cronenberg with Christopher Walken and Brooke Adams. IMDb

Passed 15 uncut for strong threat and gore for:

The US release is uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

uncut
uncut
18 103:26s
=99:18s
Passed 18 uncut for:
  • UK Sanctuary DVD
  • 2000 MIA R2 DVD
  • 1993 Castle VHS
  • 1983 cinema release
BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut
13s

15 Certificate98:49s A version pre-cut by 13s was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1986 EMI VHS

Cuts details from IMDb:

  • Shots of topless nudity and the descending scissors were removed from the gazebo murder.
  • Dodd's scissor suicide sequence was re-edited to remove shots of the preparation and aftermath
Deadbeat at Dawn

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  • Bandas callejeras
Deadbeat at Dawn is a 1988 USA action crime film by Jim Van Bebber.
Starring Paul Harper, Jim Van Bebber and Megan Murphy. BBFC link IMDb
Banned by the BBFC for 1998 VHS. Uncut and 18 rated UK Blu-ray release in 2018. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Review

After one too many encounters with The Spiders (a rival gang), The Ravens' leader's girlfriend tells him to quit the gang or it's Splitsville. He does so, but the leader of The Spiders is hellbent on revenge and arranges the murder of the girlfriend. That ticks off the boyfriend, who wreaks havoc with the two gangs, who have joined forces in order to pull off a security truck heist.

The last twenty or so minutes of Deadbeat at Dawn consists of one slam-bang scene after another, scenes guaranteed to warm the heart of the most fervent action film aficionados.

few of the performances go over the top, especially Bone Crusher's misanthropic soliloquy on murder, but most of these amateur actors do a competent job. Yep, Deadbeat at Dawn is a worthwhile experience for the lover of low budget cinema.

Versions

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA Unrated

80:29s UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence, gore for: US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
banned
banned
Rejected submitted
80:31s
UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1998 Exploited VHS

The video was submitted by Dave Gregory from the Exploited VHS label in 1998 and he made it absolutely clear that Whittam Smith was personally responsible for the ban. The story goes like this:

I submitted Deadbeat at Dawn back in July hoping to release it alongside Vigilante . The BBFC sent me a not entirely unexpected cuts list for Deadbeat totalling two minutes of footage. I made around fifty cuts to remove all sight of chain sticks and throwing stars exactly as they requested. Most of the gore in the film passed unnoticed.

I resubmitted the film and started sending out preview copies, printed the sleeves, and ran a couple of ads, under the foolish assumption that because I had cut what they asked the film would be approved. Not so. Ferman watched it and through his secretary informed me that there was a problem with the violence in the film. A discussion was to be staged on the matter two days after the original release date: Oct. 26th. According to Ferman, opinions were split among the examiners.

Then Whittam Smith entered the room, overruled all discussion and declared that the film was to be rejected. Democratic discussion! Anyway, Ferman said they didn't want to issue another cuts list and that I could submit a toned down version if I wanted to. He had this impression of the film reaching a massive audience of impressionable. I told him that he ought to consider, in future, the actual market for a film of this type. 1500 units max! Not a huge blockbuster by any account, but a healthy specialist market.

Deadgirl

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Deadgirl is a 2008 USA horror by Marcel Sarmiento and Gadi Harel (co-director).
Starring Shiloh Fernandez, Noah Segan and Candice King. BBFC link IMDb

Uncut and 18 rated in the UK. There is a cut R rated version in the US but the uncut Unrated version has also been released.

Summary Notes

On a hot day, two rebellious high school friends, Rickie and JT, decide to skip class to hang out at an abandoned asylum for the mentally ill. After breaking into the derelict place, the fun begins in the ill-lit maze of the institution's long corridors and dark rooms, when, all of a sudden, JT discovers the body of a naked young woman covered with a plastic film. Now, in the light of this grotesque and unexpected finding, troubling questions rise, as this seemingly unresponsive prisoner starts growling and gnashing. Who is this scarred woman? Was she a patient here, or was she the guinea pig of a demented scientist? Above all, how human is this unknown girl who cannot die?

Versions

uncut
uncut
run: 101:28s
pal: 97:24s
18

MPAA Unrated

UK: The Director's Cut/Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for strong violence, gore, sex and very strong language for:

US: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:

mpaa cut
cut
cut: 2s
run: 101m
pal: 97m
MPAA RUS: The R Rated Version is cut by 2s.

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . Various short shots of Wheeler having sex with the dead girl are toned down via darkening, reframing and cutting

Deadlier Than the Male

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  • Bonecas que Matam
Deadlier Than the Male is a 1967 UK action adventure by Ralph Thomas.
Starring Richard Johnson, Elke Sommer and Sylva Koscina. Youtube linkBBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1967 cinema release. It looks likely that the same version was released on 12 rated DVD/Blu-ray and MPAA Unrated on US DVD.

Summary Notes

British agent Bulldog Drummond is assigned to stop a master criminal who uses beautiful women to do his killings.

Versions

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts

best available
best
available

12

X pre 1970

93:38s

submitted for cinema
100:45s
=96:43s

UK: Presumably the cut cinema version was passed 12 for moderate violence and sex references without further BBFC cuts for:

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

  • 1967 cinema release
From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were made to the murder of Henry Bridgenorth.
US: Presumably the same version is MPAA Unrated for:
The Deadly Bees

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  • A Picada Mortal
The Deadly Bees is a 1966 UK horror mystery thriller by Freddie Francis.
Starring Suzanna Leigh, Frank Finlay and Guy Doleman. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1966 cinema release. 12 rated on 2019 UK Blu-ray and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

Pop singer Vicki Robbins collapses from exhaustion while shooting the 1960's equivalent of a music video, and her physician prescribes a respite on Seagull Island with colleague and bee-keeper, Ralph Hargrove. Vicki finds the Hargroves' bitter marital strife oddly relaxing. But when a mysterious swarm of specially bred attack bees starts killing island residents, Vicki fights for her survival, setting fire to nearly half the structures on the island in her escape.

Versions

uncut
uncut
run: 83:42s
pal: 80:21s
12 cert

MPAA Unrated

UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate threat, injury detail:
  • 2019 Screenbound Pictures (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2019 Screenbound Pictures Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] UK Amazon

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

It is unconfirmed that this is the uncut version but the running time stacks up.

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
sub: 83:41s
X pre 1970UK: Passed X (18) after compulsory cuts for:
  • 1966 cinema release
Deadly Bet

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Deadly Bet is a 1992 USA action film by Richard W Munchkin.
Starring Jeff Wincott, Steven Vincent Leigh and Charlene Tilton. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Heavily cut by the BBFC for 1992 VHS, Uncut and R rated in the US

Summary Notes

Jeff Wincott plays a gambler who puts his life on the line to buy his way out of the clutches of a mobster.

Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA R
MPAA
~92:00s US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
3:19s
18 89:34s UK: Passed 18 after 3:19s of compulsory BBFC cuts for:
  • 1992 Video Programme Dists VHS

Some of the cuts at least are for martial arts weaponry, in particular a nunchaku fight, which was banned at the BBFC at the time

Deadly Blessing

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Deadly Blessing is a 1981 US horror by Wes Craven.
with Maren Jensen and Sharon Stone. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Never cut by censors but there are 2 versions, with one version omitting a questionable demonic coda.

Summary Review: A Good Effort

A good effort from Wes Craven, having an eerie and at times claustrophobic atmosphere. It is set in an Amish like community but altogether more menacing.

Two women outsiders join their friend, the wife of a suspiciously killed member of the mysterious community. Strangers aren't appreciated in the community and any minor moral transgression seems to to cause nasty things to happen courtesy of a local incubus.

There are some scary moments in this film but also some well-worn cliches.

The demonic ending seems a bit tagged on, and has in fact been left off in the past out of choice.

Versions

uncut
uncut
No Cert

18

pre-cert VHS

MPAA
Unrated

97:32s UK: Unconfirmed on the BBFC database, but seems to have been passed 15 uncut for: UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 1986 Polygram VHS
UK: The pre-cert video was uncut for:
  • 1983 Spectrum/Polygram VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC uncut

cut
shortened

X cert99:40s
=95:41s
UK: A shortened version was passed X (18) without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1981 cinema release

The demonic ending was left out as it was simply considered confusing and not a good ending.

The running time suggests that this is the preferred shorter ending without the disliked demonic coda.

Thanks to Daniel:

I saw Deadly Blessings on ITV in the mid eighties and that version did include the demonic ending that was deleted from the 1981 theatrical release.

The removal of the scene which is the only explicit supernatural element in the entire film lead to at least one film reviewer claiming that the distributors interference was one of the few instances of cuts rendering a film more subversive than originally intended.
Deadly China Dolls

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  • Jing tian long hu bao
  • Lethal Panther

Versions

43s 1891:52s 1990 Taiwan/Hong Kong action film by Godfrey Ho.
With Alex Fong, Ka-Kui Ho and Sibelle Hu.
IMDb

Passed 18 after 43s of BBFC cuts for:

  • 2003 Eastern Heroes Double Bill R0 DVD
  • 1998 Eastern Heroes VHS
  • 1995 Eastern Heroes VHS

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Note that the UK double bill DVD of Deadly China Dolls + Lethal Panther is confusingly titled. It actually contains Deadly China Dolls (Lethal Panther 1) + Lethal Panther 2.

Thanks to Bleach:

  • At 68 mins - Reduce sexualised violence and rape of naked woman (Sophia), as follows:

    a) after man puts gun back into pocket, remove sight of other man brushing gun up woman's bare breast and nipple, resuming on gun on cheek.

    b) after the line What are you talking about? , remove sight of bare-breasted woman's hair being pulled, resuming on her being thrown out of bed.

    c) after she says Fuck you, remove line okay and
    sight of gun being played down her back and buttocks, resuming on line: Don`t you remember where they are.

    d) after sight of two women (Ling and Miyamoto) entering garden, remove entire rape sequence, resuming on gun being loaded.

    e) after she swings back to hit man's crotch, remove sight of her being pushed back onto bed and gun held on her barely covered chest, resuming on man's face as he fires two shots below screen.

Review from US Amazon : Quite enjoyable

While it's not great, it was quite enjoyable in the way typical Hong Kong actioners are. Sibelle Hu, an actress who HK film fans should be quite familiar with, makes a small appearance in this film. The cover is misleading, the main character in this film is played by Maria Jo.

Maria Jo is featured prominently throughout this film, but her action scenes involve mostly gunplay, and those scenes, while not wholly elaborate, are quite well done and pretty entertaining. She even has a short fight with Sibelle Hu where she holds her own martial arts wise, even though Sibelle is obviously more skilled, and she makes a really exciting escape from the top of a building.

While this film doesn't compare to the guns and bullets films of John Woo (which is a good thing for some, bad for others), it is pretty entertaining in that sense. So LP1 is good for fans of HK gun actioners, but don't expect much martial arts action here. Although the few scenes Sibelle Hu is in are pretty good in terms of martial arts choreography, the rest of this movie is all gun fighting, and it's quite well done, in the cheesy over the top HK film tradition.

Deadly Dream Woman

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  • Nu hei xia huang ying
  • Lui hak hap wong au

Versions

35s 1885:13s 1992 Hong Kong action film by Jing Wong & Taylor Wong

The BBFC cut the 1993 TVB video by 35s

Deadly Friend

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Deadly Friend is a 1986 USA Sci-Fi horror thriller by Wes Craven.
Starring Matthew Labyorteaux, Kristy Swanson and Michael Sharrett. IMDb

The film was cut in the US for an MPAA R rating for cinema and VHS. The uncut version turned up for US DVD releases since 2005.

Summary Notes

Paul Conway and his mother Jeannie Conway travel to a new town where Paul will join the local university invited by Dr. Johanson. They bring the robot BB that was developed by Paul, who is a genius in robotic. Paul befriends the paperboy Tom Toomey and has a crush on his next door neighbor Samantha Pringle, whose abusive alcoholic father Harry Pringle frequently hurts her. After an incident, Samantha is left brain-dead connected to the life support. However Paul convinces Tom to go to the hospital to rescue Sam and then he implants BB's chip into her brain resurrecting Samantha. But will she come back to life ...

Versions

uncut
Unrated Version
MPAA
Unrated
86:45s US: An Extended Version is uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

From IMDb. The 2007 DVD features several seconds of footage previously deleted from the Theatrical Version:

  • When Samantha is dreaming about her father coming into her bedroom and she breaks a vase and stabs him with it, close-ups of Sam's face getting hosed with blood are present.
  • After Samantha murders her father in the basement boiler, Paul comes in and pulls the upper half of his body from the boiler and you get several more seconds and close-ups of his charred skeletal face.
  • The infamous basketball scene in which Samantha kills Elvira with a basketball is extended to show more of Elvira's head exploding all over the wall and her headless body walking directly from the wall instead of cutting back to Samantha's face and then showing the body walking around as in the VHS release.
BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
11s
Theatrical Version

18

MPAA R

86:31s UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 Warner VHS
  • 1986 cinema release

US: The Theatrical Version was cut by 11s for an MPAA R rating

Deadly Heroes

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Versions

7s 18101:57s 1997 release by Menahem Golan
The Deadly Trackers

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  • Con furia en la sangre
The Deadly Trackers is a 1973 USA western drama by Barry Shear and Samuel Fuller (uncredited).
Starring Richard Harris, Rod Taylor and Al Lettieri. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC cuts violence for X rated 1974 cinema release and 1988 15 rated VHS. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.

Summary Notes

Sheriff Sean Kilpatrick is a pacifist. Frank Brand is the leader of a band of killers. When their paths cross Kilpatrick is compelled to go against everything he has stood for to bring death to Brand and his gang. Through his hunt into Mexico he is challenged by a noble Mexican Sheriff interested only in carrying out the law - not vengeance.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA PG
MPAA
~105:00s
=~101:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
15

X

100:59s

submitted
105:13s
=101:00s

UK: The cut cinema version was passed 15 without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 1988 Warner VHS

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

  • 1974 cinema release

From IMDb. The original UK cinema version was heavily cut by the BBFC to edit:

  • blows and punches from fight scenes,
  • closeups of bloodied faces and a
  • gunshot to a man's groin.
Deadpool

Deadpool is a 2016 Canada / USA action Sci-Fi adventure by Tim Miller.
Starring Morena Baccarin, Gina Carano and Ryan Reynolds. Youtube link IMDb

Uncut and R rated in the US. Cut in India. Banned in China. 15 rated in the UK.

See BBFC case study from bbfc.co.uk

Listen to more in a podcast from bbfc.co.uk .

Complaints to the BBFC, outlined in the BBFC Annual Report covering 2016:

The film Deadpool generated the largest amount of public feedback in2016, with 51 complaints.

Some viewers were concerned about the level of violence in the film. The BBFC responded that the violence is strong and frequently bloody, this often occurs during fast-paced action sequences with little focus on detail. There is also a comic tone to the violence, and the film's fantastical setting further distances it from reality.

The BBFC also received complaints about sex references and strong language in Deadpool. The BBFC responded that though strong sex references do occur throughout thefilm, most of these are in the form of comic verbal quips or innuendo. Deadpool contains frequent use of strong language ('fuck', 'motherfucker'). However, there is no upper limit on the number of uses of strong language at 15.The sex references and language are therefore acceptable at the classification.

Pre-release hype

The movie was much talked about for breaking the PG-13 superhero norm and going with an R rating. There was also a little hype about a bar scene that was too offensively vulgar for an R rating.

The director later said that he was happy with the final theatrical version and wouldn't be inserting deleted material back into the film. This material may be included as DVD/Blu-ray extras though.

See also Banned International: Deadpool.

Deadpool 2

Link Here
  • Once Upon a Deadpool
Deadpool 2 is a 2018 USA action comedy adventure by David Leitch.
Starring Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin and Zazie Beetz. BBFC link IMDb
The film was initially released as an MPAA R rated Theatrical Version and an unrated extended 'Super Duper $@%!#& Cut', Both are 15 rated by the BBFC. The film was cut in India for an adults-only 'A' rating and was banned in China.

Later the film was cut for an MPAA PG-13 rated festive version titled Once Upon a Deadpool. This version was rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, crude sexual content, language, thematic elements and brief drug material. This version retained its 15 rating in the UK

Summary Notes

After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry's hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the Yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor - finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World's Best Lover.

Super Duper Cut

uncut
Super Duper Cut
run: 133:47s
pal: 128:26s
15

MPAA Unrated

Ireland 15
Ireland

Ireland 18 video
Ireland

UK: The Super Duper $@%!#& Cut' was passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, sex references, very strong language for:
  • 2018 20th Century Fox [Super Duper Cut + 4k Theatrical Version] RB 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2018 20th Century Fox [Super Duper Cut + Theatrical Version] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon

US: The Extended Cut/Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2018 20th Century Fox [Super Duper Cut + 4k Theatrical Version] RA 4k Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 21st August 2018
  • 2018 20th Century Fox [Super Duper Cut + Theatrical Version] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 21st August 2018

Ireland: The Super Duper Cut was originally passed 18 and then a few days later the decision was amended to 15. It is not clear whether this was down to an appeal, a change of heart by the censors or possibly a mistake.

Ireland: The Super Duper Cut was passed 15 for very strong violence (+ strong drugs issues) on 26th July 2018 for video release

Ireland: The Super Duper Cut was passed 18 for very strong violence (+ strong drugs issues) on 23rd July 2018 for video release.

See article from comingsoon.net :

There's going to be a version of the DVD that's all new jokes, the entire movie, including the now-infamous killing baby Hitler scene.

David Leitch confirmed that his director's assembly cut included 12-minutes of deleted scenes.

[ Spoilers! hover or click text below]

These include a montage of different suicide attempts by Wade Wilson after his girlfriend Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) dies.

The suicide scene is in there, and there's a scene in the mansion in the kitchen over breakfast, Leitch added. There's some extra Domino stuff. There's a lot of fun little bits, and then a lot of alts! We're looking for every place we can put an alt.

We had a scene in the kitchen in the X Mansion, which is one of our favorites, confirmed Rhett Reese. You see Deadpool say 'ejaculated into a soap dispenser a hero,' and Colossus goes (smells fingers). There's an earlier scene where they're in the kitchen and Colossus is trying to get the soap dispenser to work. And he's like, 'This won't work.' And Deadpool's like, 'Just give it a few extra pumps. I just filled it.' The kitchen scene was fun. He's labeling stuff in the refrigerator as he was told to do. And so he's putting Velcro labels on, and Negasonic Teenage Warhead is not buying his go-straight routine. She's like, 'I see through you, you're still full of shit.' It was fun.

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com
This longer cut comes with almost 15 minutes of additional runtime and offers a lot of differences. The extended action scenes (e.g. the Yakuza sauna) are a clear benefit for viewers. The additional character scenes are a nice extra but they don't present many groundbreaking details. On the other hand, The Theatrical Version has the pick of the jokes.

Theatrical Version

uncut
Theatrical Version
run: 119:08s
pal: 114:22s
15

MPAA R

Ireland 16
Ireland

UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, sex references, very strong language for:
  • 2018 20th Century Fox [Super Duper Cut + 4k Theatrical Version] RB 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2018 20th Century Fox [Super Duper Cut + Theatrical Version] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2018 20th Century Fox [Theatrical Version] R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2018 cinema release
US: The Theatrical Version is MPAA R rated for strong violence and language throughout, sexual references and brief drug material.
  • 2018 20th Century Fox [Super Duper Cut + 4k Theatrical Version] RA 4k Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 21st August 2018
  • 2018 20th Century Fox [Super Duper Cut + Theatrical Version] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 21st August 2018
  • 2018 20th Century Fox [Theatrical Version] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 21st August 2018
  • 2018 20th Century Fox Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

Ireland: The Theatrical Version was passed 16 for Strong violence, language and sex references (+ moderate drugs issues) for:

  • 2018 cinema release
cut
cut
CBFC
India
'A'
India: Strong language was bleeped for an adults only 'A' rating. Sexual humour and violence was allowed to remain.
banned
banned
China flag
China
China: The film failed to get past the country's film censors

Once Upon a Deadpool

mpaa cut
cut
Once Upon a Deadpool
cut:
run: 117:33s
pal: 112:51s

15

MPAA PG-13

Australian M rating
Australia

NZ cert R13
NZ

UK: A pre-cut version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, crude humour
  • 2018 cinema release

US: The studio has produced a cut PG-13 version which is MPAA rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, crude sexual content, language, thematic elements and brief drug material:

  • 2019 20th Century Fox RA Blu-ray/DVD Combo

Once Upon a Deadpool retained its 15 rating in the UK but the BBFC consumer advice demonstrates that it has been toned down. The original Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, sex references, very strong language, whilst Once Upon a Deadpool was passed 15 for strong violence, crude humour. So it seems that blood has been deleted from the violence, sex references have been removed, and strong language has been cut.

The BBFC commented in its annual report covering 2018:

In an attempt to make Deadpool 2 available to a wider audience, the company subsequently submitted an edited version, Once Upon a Deadpool, which contains new elements and which is softened in terms of tone and content: very strong language was removed; strong language was largely bleeped; bloodier moments were reduced; and sex references were toned down.

Australia: Rated M which would be named as a PG-15 in US terms

New Zealand: The cinema release initially adopted the Australian M rating but during the release the chief censor called it in and replaced this with an R13 rating which is a straight minimum age restriction.

DeadTime

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DeadTime is a 2012 UK horror thriller by Tony Jopia.
With Laurence Saunders, Carl Coleman and Elisabeth Shahlavi. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for cinema and DVD

Summary Review: Watchable

A Birmingham band are ordered by their unhappy record company to an old warehouse, with the goal being to re-start their careers with a kick-ass new promo video. Unfortunately they find themselves the target of a mysterious knife-wielding maniac in this bloody British slasher!

Just about watchable seems the consensus view on Amazon

Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~102:00s
=~98:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
12s
18 97:06s UK: Passed 18 after 12s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2012 4Digital R2 DVD
  • 2012 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

  • Cuts required to a scene of sexual and sexualised violence, in this case a woman being stabbed between the legs with a blade.

The BBFC further detailed the cuts in its Annual Report:

Deadtime is a British fi lm which includes a prolonged sequence in which a killer terrorises a bare breasted woman before stabbing her. The sequence is intercut with a consensual sex scene. Cuts were required to remove sexualised moments of violence, including:

  • a knife being traced between the woman's breasts,
  • a knife being thrust up between her legs, and
  • close up shots of blood pouring down between her thighs.

The BBFC's strict policy on sexual violence meant the film could not be passed uncut, but with the cuts made it was classified 18.

See pictorial cuts from movie-censorship.com

Deadtime Stories

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  • Freaky Fairy-tales
  • Deadtime Tales
  • Buona notte Brian
Deadtime Stories is a 1986 USA comedy horror by Jeffrey Delman.
Starring Scott Valentine, Nicole Picard and Matt Mitler. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1986. Presumably the same version is 18 rated for 2018 Blu-ray. Also cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. The film has yet to be released uncut.

Summary Notes

A babysitting uncle tells his charges three horror stories--about a killer witch, Little Red Riding Hood and a werewolf, and a story about "Goldi Lox" and the three bears.

Versions

mpaa cut
cut
25s
MPAA R 82:38s
=79:20s

US: Cut for an MPAA R rating

See pictorial cuts from movie-censorship.com . Cuts for an MPAA R rating are:

  • 4s were cut from the scene showing Peter tear the heart out of a witch
  • A shower scene with a topless Goldi is more sideways on and misses the best shot of Goldi's naked breasts
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
29s
18 82:29s
=79:11s

78:46s

UK: Probably the cut UK version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
The BBFC did not provide a short Insight statement. This typically means that the BBFC did not reassess the rating and reissued an old rating. To do this the latest submission must be the same as the old version submitted previously.

UK: The Unrated Version was passed 18 after 29s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:

  • 1986 Entertainment in VHS titled Freaky Fairy-tales

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

  • Cut to Rachel's friend's neck being torn open by the werewolf.
  • Cuts to a scene where Goldi impales a man with a pole by telekinesis.
Deaf and Mute Heroine

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  • Deaf Mute Heroine
  • Long ya jian

Versions

BBFC cut
cut
X cert 103:00s Long ya jian is a 1971 Hong Kong action drama by Ma Wu.
With Helen Ma, Ching Tang, Chok Chow Cheung. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed X after BBFC cuts for:

  • 1974 cinema release
Dear God No!

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Dear God No! is a 2011 USA horror by James Bickert.
With Jett Bryant, Madeline Brumby and Paul McComiskey. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

There is a Original Version and a Grindhouse Version. The latter features CGI scratches and more sex in the sex scenes. Both versions were cut by the BBFC for 2012 DVD. The cut BBFC versions were then released in Australia with an R18+ rating. The Original Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Review: Total Insanity

A gang of outlaw bikers pull a home invasion on a disgraced Anthropologist hiding a secret locked in his cabin basement.

Dear God No flaunts its tasteless, violent, psychotic, bizarre excesses in the face of modern politically correct cinema. We get the repeated dead nun crotch punting, multiple decapitations, lesbian incest rape, Nazis, tampon shots, children being murdered, coke-line swastikas, and anything else you can imagine.

If depraved weirdness and blood-soaked mayhem is your thing, prepare to experience cinematic nirvana.

Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~82:00s
=~78:00s
US: The Original Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
1:37s
18

Australia R18+
Australia

78:55s UK: The Grindhouse Cut was passed 18 for strong sexualised violence, threat, nudity and gory images after 1:37s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 20 12 Bounty/Monster Pictures [Grindhouse + Original Versions] R2 DVD
The BBFC vaguely commented:
  • Cuts were required to reduce the focus on a scene of sexual violence. A further cut was also required to remove explicit sight of penetration during the scene of sexual violence.

The BBFC further commented in its Annual Report:

A Grindhouse inspired horror feature about a violent biker gang. It contains a scene in which the biker gang rapes a pregnant woman. The BBFC required that cuts be made to remove:
  • an explicit image of penetration during the rape,
  • as well as other sexual detail and nudity, and
  • a focus on the gang mentality at play.

Australia: The BBFC cut Grindhouse Version was passed R18+ for High impact themes, bloody violence and sexual violence without further cuts from the Classification Board for:

  • 2013 Bounty Films [Original + Grindhouse Versions] DVD

The Grindhouse Cut is basically just the addition of CGI scratches and tears to the film. The BBFC cuts suggest that there is however more sex in sex scenes, including the penetration that got cut from the Grindhouse Versions

BBFC cut
1:34s
18

Australia R18+
Australia

77:56s UK: The Original Version was passed 18 for strong sexualised violence, threat, nudity and gory images after 1:34s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2012 Bounty/Monster Pictures [Grindhouse + Original Versions] R2 DVD
The BBFC vaguely commented:
  • Cuts were required to reduce the focus on a scene of sexual violence.

Australia: The BBFC cut Original Version was passed R18+ for High impact themes, bloody violence and sexual violence without further cuts from the Classification Board for:

  • 2013 Bounty Films [Original + Grindhouse Versions] DVD

See pictorial cuts from movie-censorship.com : Four cuts adding up to 1:33s were made to the rape of the pregnant aura at the hands of several bikers.

Death Before Dishonor

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  • Los héroes jamás se rinden
Death Before Dishonor is a 1987 USA action drama by Terry Leonard.
Starring Fred Dryer, Brian Keith and Joseph Gian. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 19 rated VHS. Later uncut and 18 rated on DVD. There is also a version with an alternative longer ending.

Summary Review : Excellent Action Movie

Gunnery Sergeant Burns reports for duty to an American Embassy in the Middle East. However due to the 'enlightened' views of the Ambassador, the marine security detachment he is in charge of is severely restricted in their functions and presence to avoid upsetting the host government. As a result, when terrorists attack the compound, they are able to kidnap hostages and escape with little opposition. Burns ignores the Ambassador's restrictions, and throws the rule books out the window, as he becomes a one man army in an attempt to rescue the hostages, and wipe out the terrorists.

Excellent action sequences as this one is directed by Terry Leonard (stunt co-ordinator in many action movies). The lovely Joanna Pacula co-star as a journalist. After the Sep 11 event, watching movie about heroes kicking terrorists is a nice relief. It is great to see this B title appear on DVD. Worth getting it

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 93:53s
pal: 90:08s
18

MPAA R

UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut:
  • 2010 Boulevard Entertainment R0 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2008 Anchor Bay Entertainment UK [Part Subtitled] video
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
cut
cut: 9s
run: 93:08s
pal: 89:24s
sub: 89:33s
18UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 after 9s of compulsory BBFC cuts:
  • 1997 Video Collection International VHS
  • 1987 New World Pictures [adb VCI] VHS

From IMDb:

  • cuts to shots of Halloran's hand being pierced with a power drill
Death By Misadventure

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Versions

14s 15 Certificate91:02 1995 release
Death Dealers

Death Dealers is a 1976 Italy / France action crime thriller by Umberto Lenzi.

See Sudden Justice
 

Death Game

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Versions

1:03s 1897:12s 2001 US drama by Menahem Golan

Cut in 2003 with the following BBFC comment: Compulsory cuts. Distributor was required to remove scenes of eroticised sexual violence

The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon

Death is Child's Play

Death is Child's Play is a 1976 Spain horror mystery by Narciso Ibáñez Serrador.

See Island of Death

Death Laid an Egg

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  • La morte ha fatto l'uovo
  • A Curious Way to Love
Death Laid an Egg is a 1968 Italy / France thriller by Giulio Questi.
Starring Gina Lollobrigida, Jean-Louis Trintignant and Ewa Aulin. BBFC link IMDb
The Director's Cut was censored by the BBFC for an X rated 1969 cinema release. The BBFC cuts were waived for 18 rated home video in 2017. There is a Giallo/Italian/Plucked version with the sexy scenes all excised. The film has also been released MPAA Unrated in the US in the shortened German Version. There also exists a shortened International Version.

Summary Notes

A love triangle develops between three people who run a high tech chicken farm. It involves Anna (who owns the farm), her husband Marco (who kills prostitutes in his spare time) and Gabriella (the very beautiful secretary). Marco continues to kill as jealousy becomes more prevalent on the farm.

Director's Cut

uncut
Director's Cut
run: 104:25s
pal: 100:14s
18

MPAA Unrated

UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for sexualised violence with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
  • 2018 Nucleus Films [Director's Cut + Giallo versions] Blu-ray at UK Amazon

US: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:

See version details from movie-censorship.com

The biggest difference here is the introduction of a new character. While Marco is watching a movie about the manipulation of embryos with his colleagues, his old fellow Luigi appears.

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
cut:
run:
pal:
sub: 106:05s
X pre 1970UK: The Director's Cut was passed X (18) after compulsory cuts for:
  • 1969 cinema release

Italian Version/Giallo Cut/Plucked Version

cut
Giallo Cut/Italian Version
cut:
run: 88:35s
pal: 85:02s
No Cert

MPAA Unrated

UK: The Giallo Cut/Italian Version has been released for:
  • 2018 Nucleus Films [Director's Cut+ Giallo versions] Blu-ray/DVD Combo

US: The cut Italian Version is MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2017 Cult Epics [Italian + German Versions] R0 Blu-ray

German Version

cut
German Version
cut:
run: 84:32s
pal: 81:09s
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Germany

MPAA Unrated

Germany: There is also a short German Version

US: The cut German Version is MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2017 Cult Epics [Italian + German Versions] R0 Blu-ray

International Version

cut
International Version
cut:
run: 86:47s
pal: 83:19s
MPAA UnratedUS: The cut International Version is MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2012 Desert Island Films R1 DVD
Death Line

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  • Raw Meat
  • Jigoku no sabuei
Death Line is a 1972 UK horror by Gary Sherman.
Starring Donald Pleasence, Norman Rossington and David Ladd. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1972 cinema release and 18 rated VHS in 1989 and 1996. Uncut since 2006 18 rated DVD. Death Line is uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US but was previously cut for an R rated release under the title Raw Meat.

Summary Notes

There's something pretty grisly going on under London in the Tube tunnels between Holborn and Russell Square. When a top civil servant becomes the latest to disappear down there Scotland Yard start to take the matter seriously. Helping them are a young couple who get nearer to the horrors underground than they would wish.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
1883:50s
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

mpaa cut
cut
MPAA R ~87:00s
=~83:00s
US: Re-cut for a shorter R rated version titled Raw Meat
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
X83:26s

submitted
91:58s
=88:17s

UK: The cut UK cinema version was passed 18 without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 1996 Carlton Home Entertainment VHS
  • 1989 Missing in Action VHS

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

  • 1972 cinema release

From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were to heavily edit:

  • the broom impalement,
  • a shot of a spade in a man's head,
  • the cannibal biting off a rat's head, and
  • his pursuit and attempted rape of Sharon Gurney.
Death Machine

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Death Machine is a 1994 UK action Sci-Fi horror by Stephen Norrington.
Starring Brad Dourif, Ely Pouget and William Hootkins. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Uncut in the UK. An extended Japanese Version was released in Germany but the Director prefers the UK Versions. The US R rated version is shortened and cut.

Summary Notes

Chaank Armaments is experimenting with the ultimate fighting machine which is part human - part machine. So far, the Hardman project has been unreliable and has killed a number of innocent people. The genius behind this project is Jack who lives in a world of models, toys and magazines. When he is fired by Cale for killing a few corporate officers, he unleashes the ultimate killing machine called the 'Warbeast' against Cale and those who would help her.

Versions

uncut
UK Version
18111:06s UK: The UK Version is said to be the director approved version and was passed 18 uncut for:
uncut
Extended Version
Germany flag117:08s Germany: A longer uncut version was released for:
  • De BMG/UFA R2 DVD

This was marketed in Japan as the Director's Cut, but apparently the director approved version is the original UK Version.

mpaa cut
21:08s
MPAA
R Rated
~99:00s
=~95:00s
US: The R Rated version is shortened and cut
Death Match

Link Here

Versions

5s 1888:48s 1994 US action film by Joe Coppoletta

Same cut video version submitted in 1994 and then 2000.

Death May be your Santa Claus

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Versions

BBFC uncut18 37:19s 1969 UK drama by Frankie Dymon Jr. With Ken Gajadhar, Donnah Dolce and Merdelle Jordine. IMDb

Passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2011 BFI RB Blu-ray
  • 2011 BFI R2 DVD
cut X certPassed X (16) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1969 cinema release

The submitted running time was noted as 37:29s

Death of Bruce Lee

Death of Bruce Lee is a 1975 Hong Kong / USA action drama by Chin-Ku Lu (as Tommy Loo Chung)

See The Black Dragon Revenges the Death of Bruce Lee

The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin is a 2017 France / UK historical comedy biography by Armando Iannucci.

See Banned International: The Death of Stain

Death on the arena

1962 Italy action adventure drama by Michele Lupo

See Colossus of the Arena

Death Proof

Link Here
  • Grindhouse
  • Grindhouse: Death Proof
Death Proof is a 2007 US action film by Quentin Tarantino.
With Kurt Russell, Zoe Bell and Rosario Dawson. BBFC link IMDb
Exists as a part of the Grindhouse Double Feature with Planet Terror. Other exists in standalone form in an Unrated Extended Version.

Versions

uncut
Extended Version
18

MPAA
Unrated

109:04s UK: The Extended Version/Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2012 Lions Gate Tarentino XX (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2009 Technicolor/Momentum RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2009 Technocolor online
  • 2008 Technicolor/Momentum R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2007 cinema release

US: The Extended Version is MPAA Unrated for:

From IMDb. The Extended Version includes a complete lap dance show played over Baby, It's You performed by Mary Elizabeth Winstead. There are also changes to the dialogue in a drunken conversation in which Shanna falls down on her butt.

uncut
Grindhouse Double Feature
18

MPAA R

190:53s
=183:15s
UK: Grindhouse was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, gore and brief strong sexual images for:
  • 2012 Technicolor/Momentum R2 DVD
  • 2008 cinema release

Grindhouse is a double feature consisting of a variant cut of Death Proof + Planet Terror + fake trailers

Death Race 2000

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Death Race 2000 is a 1975 USA action comedy by Paul Bartel.
Starring David Carradine, Sylvester Stallone and Simone Griffeth. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1975 X rated cinema release. Uncut on home video and 18 rated until the 15 rated 2008 DVD.

Summary Notes

A champion of a brutal cross-country car race of the future where pedestrians are run down for points has a change of heart while being hounded by rivals and a conspiracy seeking to stop the race.

I have nothing but love for his 1975 B-movie triumph Death Race 2000 (although, to be fair, most of the credit should go to director Paul Bartel). In this brilliant black comedy satire, Corman gives us what we want - fast cars, hot naked gals, and lots of glorified violence, not to mention brilliant performances by David Carradine and a pre-Rambo Sylvester Stallone - and all with a budget of only 300 grand.

From euthanasia day at the hospital to the wickedly tripped-out cars designed for human carnage as well as speed, Death Race 2000 is a tour de force of B-movie entertainment. Carradine's amazing, Stallone's a brilliant bonus, the supporting cast make hay with even the smallest of parts, and Simone Griffeth is fun to watch both in and out of her clothes. Death Race 2000 is the epitome of cult classic.

Versions

uncut
uncut
15 cert

18

MPAA
R Rated

76:26s UK : Passed 15 uncut for: UK : Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2006 Universal R2 DVD
  • 2004 Universal R2 DVD
  • 2001 4 Front VHS
  • 2000 Universal R2 DVD
  • 1996 Universal VHS
  • 1991 Braveworld VHS
  • 1988 Orange Scope VHS

US: Uncut and rated R for:

BBFC cut
cut
X cert submitted
79:31s =76:20s
UK : Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • UK 1975 cinema release

From IMDb. The cuts were:

  • cut to remove a head crushing scene
  • edited shots of blood spurts from the car killings
  • cuts to a man's groin being stabbed with Joe's bayonet.
 

Death Race 2

  • Corrida Mortal 2
Death Race 2 is a 2010 South Africa / Germany action crime thriller by Roel Reiné.
Starring Luke Goss, Lauren Cohan and Sean Bean. BBFC link IMDb

Generally distributed in an uncut version but there is a cut US R rated release.

Summary Notes

After a botched bank robbery attempt, the skilled getaway driver, Carl "Luke" Lucas, finds himself sentenced to the maximum-security correctional facility, Terminal Island, to fight for his life on Death Match: Weyland Corporation's profitable pay-per-view gladiator TV show. However, in search of even greater profit, the steely TV producer, September Jones, comes up with Death Race: a lethal car race where the most dangerous inmates compete against each other in heavily modified vehicles. Now, Carl has a choice: win five races to get his freedom, or forever rot in jail. Will his decision mark the beginning of a new era and the birth of the ultimate Death-Race driver, Frankenstein?

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 100:08s
pal: 96:08s
18 1980

MPAA Unrated

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence: US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2020 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 29th September 2020
  • 2020 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon
mpaa cut
cut
MPAA R US: There exists a cut US R rated version.which deletes any fleeting nudity
Death Race 3: Inferno

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Death Race: Inferno is a 2013 USA crime action thriller by Roel Reiné.
With Danny Trejo, Ving Rhames and Luke Goss. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut in the US for an R rating. The unrated version is uncut and has been distributed worldwide.

Summary Notes

Convicted cop-killer Carl Lucas, aka Frankenstein, is a superstar driver in the brutal prison yard demolition derby known as Death Race. Only one victory away from winning freedom for himself and his pit crew.

Versions

uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

100:51s UK: The Unrated Version was passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence and strong language for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

mpaa cut
cut
36s
MPAA R US: There is also a cut R Rated Theatrical Version missing about 36s of nudity and violence:
  • Cuts to shovel blow and resultant gore as a lady is decapitated with a shovel
  • Cut shots of hook being thrust through the chin of a woman fighter.
  • Cuts to shots of the severed head of the decapitated lady as her sister cradles the corpse.
  • Blood and body parts close ups removed from the explosive death of Pretty Boy
  • Cuts to nudity of Katrina in the shower

See pictorial cuts from movie-censorship.com

Death Rides a Horse

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  • Da uomo a uomo
Death Rides a Horse is a 1967 Italy western by Giulio Petroni.
Starring Lee Van Cleef, John Phillip Law and Mario Brega. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for an AA rated 1970 cinema release. Uncut and 15 rated on home video. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Review : Surprisingly good Spaghetti Western

As a child, Bill witnesses the murder of his family by four robbers. Fifteen years later, he embarks on his revenge. During his quest, he crosses paths with Ryan, an ex-con who wants the money the robbers owe him.

If you are a fan of Spaghetti Westerns, this is among the best. This is a fast moving revenge Western with an apparently simple plot filled out with memorable characters and situations, and a generally satisfying conclusion.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
15

MPAA R

110:14s

UK: Passed 15 uncut for moderate violence and assaults for: UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
  • 1998 Warner Home VHS
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
category cuts
AA submitted
115:20s
=110:43s
UK: Passed AA (14) after category cuts for:
  • 1970 cinema release

Maybe relevant from IMDb:

Some versions are missing a single shot of a person being stabbed (in the opening sequence), cut by the censors on the film's first English language release in the 1960s
Death Ring

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Versions

uncut 1887:01s 1993 US action film by RJ Kizer

The 2002 DVD is uncut but no comment about this from the BBFC

The uncut region 0 DVD is available via UK Amazon
The uncut region 1 DVD is available via US Amazon

Review from US Amazon : Best B Action

In 1992, the film world was graced with the creation of the greatest movie ever. Well, maybe not to conventional moviegoers, but to real men and B fans everywhere, Death Ring is the definition of humans living that one moment when they achieve perfection.

Chad McQueen and Don Swayze are the dynamic duo that are to B what Redford and Newman are to real movies. Swayze's contorted faces and McQueen's tough attitude and sleeveless denim vest make this the best B effort yet.

Then when you throw in Mike Norris and his wonderful overacting and the always terrible Billy Drago.

So, if you're looking for a life-altering 90 minutes, involving human safari, watch the best movie ever: Death Ring. It is hands down the winner of the Sid the Elf Lifetime Achievement Award for Best B Action.

8s 1886:63s The BBFC cut 8s from the High Flyers video submitted in 1993
  • Cut to remove sights of martial arts weapons
Death Row Uncut: Too Gangsta for TV

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Versions

1:21s 18119:51s by Credo Mutwa

Same cuts for the 2000 & 2005 releases: Cuts required for requested 18 category, to explicit sex and nudity. An uncut R18 certificate was available to the distributor.

Death Sentence

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Death Sentence is a 2007 USA action crime thriller by James Wan.
With Kevin Bacon, John Goodman and Kelly Preston. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Exists in 2 uncontentious versions, A Theatrical and an Unrated Version

Summary Notes

Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when protecting his family.

Versions

uncut
Unrated Version
MPAA
Unrated
~111:04s
=~106:37s
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com . The US Unrated Version features non contentious plot extensions. These add little to the movie

uncut
Theatrical Version
18

MPAA
R Rated

101:10s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for:
Death Ship

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  • Brod smrti
Death Ship is a 1980 UK / Canada / USA horror mystery adventure by Alvin Rakoff.
Starring George Kennedy, Richard Crenna and Nick Mancuso. BBFC link IMDb

The film was cut in the US for an MPAA R rated theatrical release. The theatrical version was released in the UK with a X rating in 1980, an 18 rating for 1987 VHS and a 15 rating for 2007 DVD. The original uncut version was released on Blu-ray in the US in 2018 and in the UK for an 18 rated release in 2020.

Summary Notes

Survivors of a tragic shipping collision are rescued by a mysterious black ship which appears out of the fog. Little do they realize that the ship is actually a Nazi torture ship which has sailed the seas for years, luring unsuspecting sailors aboard and killing them off one by one.

Extended/Original Version

BBFC uncut
Extended Version
run: 93:34s
pal: 89:49s
18

MPAA Unrated

UK: The Extended Version was passed 18 uncut for strong nudity, bloody images:

The BBFC explained the rating increase in a tweet

We reclassified the latest version of Death Ship 18 due to extended material that included much stronger nudity and bloody images:

Thanks to Tim and Andy. For 2007 DVD the theatrical version was 15 rated but an 'uncensored bloody shower scene' was included in the 18 rated extras. It seems likely that this scene has been reinserted back into the movie as part of the Extended Version.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Scorpion refer to this version as the 'original longer cut'.

Theatrical Version

BBFC uncut
Theatrical Version

mpaa cut
cut

cut:
run: 90:41s
pal: 87:03s
15 1980

18 1980

X 1970

MPAA R

UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for infrequent strong nudity, moderate bloody violence and horror:
  • 2007 Nucleus Films video

Note that although the main feature is 15 rated the 2007 DVD was 18 rated due to the DVD extras. And included in those extras was the 'uncensored bloody shower scene', that was 18 rated for an extended version on Blu-ray in 2020.

UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut:
  • 1987 Cannon Screen Entertainment VHS
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed X (18) uncut:
  • 1980 cinema release

The film was cut fin the US for an MPAA R rating.

Death Train

Death Train is a 1989 Italy / Yugoslavia horror by Jeff Kwitny

See Beyond the Door III

Death Trap

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  • Eaten Alive
  • Brutes and Savages
  • Horror Hotel
  • Horror Hotel Massacre
  • Legend of the Bayou
  • Murder on the Bayou
  • Starlight Slaughter
  • Slaughter Motel
  • Amok
Death Trap is a 1976 US horror by Tobe Hooper.
With Neville Brand, Mel Ferrer and Carolyn Jones. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1978 cinema release. Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Cut by the BBFC for 1992 VHS but uncut for DVD since 2001. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Review: Messed Up

Delirious, surreal, and savage, Tobe Hooper's follow-up to his landmark debut Texas Chainsaw Massacre, is one of a kind while bearing the same signature stamp he left with his predecessor.

A sheer unrelenting onslaught of pure madness, macabre and dark humor. Although not as entirely successful as Chainsaw, Eaten Alive is one messed up little drive in flick with good performances particularly by Brand as the psycho Inn keeper of "Starlight Hotel". Mumbling incoherently through most of his screen time and sputtering gibberish when audible, Neville Brand is eerily convincing.

The beginning of this picture owes to Psycho in that you meet a character that you are led to believe is the (no pun intended) titular heroine but is quickly dispatched and we are left with the equally sleazy and\or oddball residents of the locale like ole' country boy Buck (Englund, who's a hoot) or that oddball couple who's dog gets chomped by the gator that lives in the swamp behind the hotel. It's that kind of movie folks so be aware what you're getting into. Creepy, oddball fun.

Versions

uncut
uncut
run: 90:55s
pal: 87:17s
18UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence, sexual threat:
  • 2015 Arrow Video RAB Blu-ray/R12 DVD Combo at UK Amazon
  • 2010 Cornerstone R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2003 Horror Video/Vipco R0 DVD
  • 2001 Horror Video/Vipco VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC cut
cut
cut: 25s
run: 90:26s
pal: 86:49s
18UK: Passed 18 after 25s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1992 Vipco VHS

The first BBFC certified video version fell foul of the the post Video Nasties scare and suffered unwarranted intervention.

  1. Cuts from early sex scene with Buck attempting to force himself on prostitute Clara
  2. First murder loses some shots of Judd (Neville Brand) hitting and stabbing Clara (Roberta Collins) with a rake.
  3. Murder of Roy (William Finley) has lost a shot of a scythe being pulled out of his stomach.
  4. A scene where a young child watches her mother being attacked by Judd had several shots of hits removed. Violence towards a woman in the presence of a child was apparently the cause of complaints about the film.
  5. Harvey (Mel Ferrer) is murdered with a scythe. Several shots of Judd trying to pull the scythe out of the victim's neck have been deleted.
uncut
uncut
run: 89:42s
pal: 86:07s
Video NastyUK: Released on pre-cert video for:
  • UK Vipco VHS

Vipco released an uncut version in July 1982. This got listed as a video nasty in July 1983. But after several unsuccessful prosecutions it was dropped from the list in December 1985

BBFC cut
cut
Video NastyUK: Released on pre-cert video for:
  • UK VCL VHS

VCL released the cut cinema version for video rental in 1980

BBFC cut
cut
cut:
run: 87:08s
pal: 83:39s
X certUK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1978 cinema release

IMDb states that the cut cinema version suffers the same 25s of cuts as the first BBFC approved video. However the running times don't stack up. As the cinema release seems a couple of minutes shorter than would be expected from 25s of cuts.

Death Walks at Midnight

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  • La Mort Caresse a Minuit - Death Walks at Midnight
  • La morte accarezza a mezzanotte
Death Walks at Midnight is a 1972 Italy / Spain mystery thriller by Luciano Ercoli.
Starring Nieves Navarro, Simón Andreu and Pietro Martellanza. BBFC link IMDb
Uncut and 15 rated in the UK for 2003 and 2016 DVD. The Extended TV Version is also rated 15 uncut. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

Valentina, a beautiful fashion model, takes an experimental drug as part of a scientific experiment. While influenced by the drug, Valentina has a vision of a young woman being brutally murdered with a viciously spiked glove. It turns out that a woman was killed in exactly the same way not long ago and soon Valentina finds herself stalked by the same killer...

Original Version

BBFC uncut
Original Version
run: 100:58s
pal: 96:56s

15UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
  • 2017 Arrow [original + TV Version] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2017 Arrow [original + TV Version] R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2016 Arrow Video Death Walks Twice Limited Edition RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon
  • 2003 Boum Productions [Dubbed] DVD

Extended TV Version

uncut
Extended TV Version

TV

run: 110:21s
pal: 105:56s
15

MPAA Unrated

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, drug references for:
  • 2017 Arrow [original + TV Version] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2017 Arrow [original + TV Version] R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2016 Arrow Video Death Walks Twice Limited Edition RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2017 Arrow [original + TV Version] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2017 Arrow [original + TV Version] R2 DVD at UK Amazo
  • 2016 Arrow Video Death Walks Twice Limited Edition (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com :

The TV Version just sucks. Yes, there are extended and additional scenes but they are so trivial, it simply does not matter. That also goes for the additional footage in the finale because it works just fine in the Theatrical Version. I

Death Warmed Up

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  • A Ilha do Dr. Howell
Death Warmed Up is a 1984 Australia / New Zealand Sci-Fi horror by David Blyth.
Starring Michael Hurst, Margaret Umbers and William Upjohn. BBFC link IMDb
Originally cut for Australian Theatrical release and this version seems to have then been distributed worldwide. This version was cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema release in 1985 and further cut for VHS. The Theatrical Version and uncut New Zealand Versions are both MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

A kid is hypnotized by a scientist to kill his parents and ends in a mental institution. As a grown up he returns to seek revenge over the scientist.

New Zealand VHS Version

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 83:03s
pal: 79:44s
MPAA UnratedUS: The New Zealand VHS Version is MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2019 Severin [Theatrical Version + New Zealand VHS Version] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2019 Severin [Theatrical Version + New Zealand VHS Version] R1 DVD at US Amazon

Uncut but quality issues means that the Theatrical Version is preferred

Theatrical Version

uncut
run: 82:10s
pal: 78:53s
MPAA UnratedUS: The Theatrical Version is MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2019 Severin [Theatrical Version + New Zealand VHS Version] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2019 Severin [Theatrical Version + New Zealand VHS Version] R1 DVD at US Amazon

It is reported that the Theatrical Version was cut by Australian film censors and is indeed a minute shorter than the New Zealand VHS version. However this seems to have become the current definitive version..

BBFC cut
cut
cut: 54s
run: 81:08s
pal: 77:53s
sub: 78:47s
18UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 after 54s of compulsory BBFC cuts:
  • 1999 Arrow Film Distributors VHS
  • 1992 Vipco(2) [adb MEDUSA] VHS
  • 1985 Medusa Communications [adb VIPCO LTD] VHS
BBFC cut
cut
cut: 29s
run: 82:24s
pal: 79:06s
sub: 78:47s
18UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 after 29s of compulsory BBFC cuts:
  • 1985 cinema release
Death Weekend

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  • The House by the Lake
Death Weekend is a 1976 Canada horror thriller by William Fruet.
Starring Brenda Vaccaro, Don Stroud and Chuck Shamata. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1976 cinema release. Not one of the Video Nasties but was seized by police during the moral panic. Uncut in the US

Summary Notes

A rich playboy has a large house in the countryside. One weekend he invites a fashion model. On his way to the house, he drives past a gang of crazy young men. They find out where he lives, enter the house and kill him. Eventually the model arrives...

Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA
R rated
~87:00s
=~83:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
cut
X cert 86:27s
=83:00s
UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1976 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • removed two uses of the word 'cunt'
banned
banned
Section 3 seizure 84:54s

UK: Released uncut on pre-cert video for:
  • 1982 Vampix VHS

The video was seized subject to an Obscene Publications Act Section 3 Seizure Order. This is a legal gambit whereby victims admitted that the videos were 'obscene', and therefore subject to seizure, in return for that being the end of the matter and so avoiding an obscenity trial with the possibility of jail time.

Death Wish

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Death Wish is a 2017 USA action crime thriller by Eli Roth.
Starring Bruce Willis, Vincent D'Onofrio and Elisabeth Shue. BBFC link IMDb

BBFC category cuts were required for a 15 rated cinema release in 2018. The UK home video release is uncut and 18 rated. The same version has been rated 15 by Ireland's IFCO. The film was MPAA R rated in the US but is missing dialogue from gun shop sales patter.

Summary Notes

A mild-mannered father is transformed into a killing machine after his family is torn apart by a violent act.

Versions

uncut
uncut
run: 107:04s
pal: 102:47s
18

Ireland 15

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence, scene of torture for:
  • 2018 Universal Pictures UK R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2018 Universal Pictures UK R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2018 cinema release, unreleased as the distributors preferred a cut 15 rated version

Ireland: Thanks to Ben who spotted that the same DVD and Blu-ray release shared with the UK has been rated 15 uncut by IFCO. The running time tallies with the uncut version and IFCO comments passed 15 uncut for Strong violence, threat and gory injury. See rating from ifco.ie. Update: The UK release is 18 rated and the Irish 15 rating has been dropped from the cover, maybe it was considered confusing to have both an 18 and 15 rating.

cut
US Vesion
cut
cut: 39s
run: 106:43s
pal: 102:27s
MPAA RUS: cut and MPAA R rated for strong bloody violence, and language throughout for:

See article from movie-censorship.com . The US Version contains all the violence but has been cut for dialogue notable a gun shop sales assistant glorying in the killing power of an F-1 Firearm semi-automatic rifle. Presumably hitting sensitivities in connection with US spree killings. This missing dialogue is:

  • 36s of gun shop sales patter was deleted including:

    "My absolute favorite for business is over here. Here is the F-1 Firearm semi-automatic rifle, 100% built in America, we offer a lifetime warranty, this bad boy shoots one centimeter at 100 yards, F-1 also builds a rifle with a 10-inch barrel - no one escapes, it's easier than a shitty newborn."

  • 3s of a radio news announcement praising the vigilante has been changed. "The number of violent crimes is declining for the first time in a year. Hey, Grim Reaper, we do not know where you are, where you are going ..." was replaced by "Violent crime has dropped for the first time in a year. Hey, Grim Reaper, we do not know where you are , where you went ... "
BBFC cut
category cuts
cut: 14s
run: 107:11s
pal: 102:54s
15UK: Passed 15 for strong violence, injury detail, language after 14s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2018 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to make reductions to a scene of torture in order to obtain a 15 classification. An uncut 18 classification was available.

The BBFC further commented in its annual report covering 2018:

Eli Roth's remake of Michael Winner's Death Wish, containing a torture scene in which Bruce Willis' vigilante exposes a nerve in a captive's leg, probes it with a scalpel and then pours brake fluid into the wound, exceeded what we accept at 15 and the company subsequently made cuts to this scene. The distributors reinstated the cuts for uncut 18-rated home entertainment releases.

A few days earlier Death was passed 18 uncut but the distributors preferred a cut 15 rated release.

Death Wish

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Death Wish is a 1974 USA crime thriller by Michael Winner.
With Charles Bronson, Hope Lange and Vincent Gardenia. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Uncut by the BBFC for 1974 cinema release but banned (or rather 'delayed') for 13 years on VHS. Eventually released with cuts for 18 rated VHS in 2000. The BBFC later waived its cuts for 18 rated DVD in 2006. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Review: The thrill of revenge

A New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad after his wife is murdered by street punks in which he randomly goes out and kills would-be muggers on the mean streets after dark.

We know that vigilanteism is wrong, but the 'thrill' of revenge and harsh punishment dealt out to criminals sure carries a hell of a punch. You may be surprised just how relevant and fresh the issues are to modern Britain now. Time to remind yourself just how important a film this is

Versions

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA R

93:21s
=89:37s
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sexual violence and very strong language with previous cuts waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

From BBFC case study:

Although the rape scene was still considered offensive and disturbing, the comparative lack of detail and the brevity and discretion with which the nudity is shown, convinced the Board that the overall effect of the rape scene was to repel and disgust rather than to arouse.

Given that the only real issue with the scene was offensiveness, it was agreed that the scene could be passed at '18'.
BBFC cut
29s
1889:07s UK: Passed 18 after 29s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2000 CIC/Paramount VHS

The cuts were:

  • Rape sequence has been cut to remove clear nudity, fondling and a bit where Kersey's daughter has her rear spray painted.

From BBFC case study:

On this occasion the Board was inclined to grant a video certificate on the understanding that a few brief cuts, totalling 29 seconds, were made to remove elements of nudity, including the spray painting of the buttocks, that had been problematic in the past and which were felt to raise concerns under the Board's strict sexual violence guidelines.

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

banned
banned
banned
limbo
UK: The video was submitted to the BBFC in 1987. James Ferman wanted cuts but could not see how they could be made without destroying the important scene.

The impasse ended up with the video being withdrawn from the BBFC rather than receiving a formal ban. But it ended up being unavailable for 13 years anyway.

Richard Falcom of the BBFC said:

It was felt that it would be impossible to allow this kind of exploitative sexual violence to be released on video under the terms of the video recordings act and the company CIC felt it best in the wake of Hungerford not to distribute it in any form.
uncut
uncut
pre-cert VHS

X cert

93:41s
=89:56s
UK: Released uncut on pre-cert video for:
  • 1982 CIC VHS

UK: Passed X (18) uncut for:

  • 1974 cinema release

From BBFC case study:

The censor at the time, Stephen Murphy was concerned about the repeated use of the 'cunt' during the early rape scene and also the aerosol spraying in the same scene. Robust defence from director Michael Winner convinced the BBFC to leave the film uncut.
Death Wish II

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  • Death Wish 2
Death Wish 2 is a 1982 US vigilante film by Michael Winner.
With Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland and Vincent Gardenia. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
Similarly and extensively cut by both the BBFC and for an MPAA R rating. There is an uncut US Unrated version. Generally uncut in Europe.

Summary Notes

Architect Paul Kersey once again becomes a vigilante when he tries to find the five street punks who murdered his daughter and housekeeper, this time on the dark streets of Los Angeles.

Death Wish 2 never teases the audience with any notions of greatness. In spite of the meager attention given to Kersey's character, we root for him anyway; and in spite of the inexplicably-written punks, we hope for their demise. Michael Winner once again gives the film a gritty yet polished look, though he is clearly directing a flat-out B picture.

Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA Unrated 87:55s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2016 Shout! Factory [Unrated + Theatrical Versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon

Netherlands:

European releases are generally the Unrated Version which can be considered to be the definitive.

uncut
uncut
alternative
Greece flagGreece: There is a Greek version with 3 minutes of additional filler material extracted from a US TV version.
BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
2:58s

18

MPAA R

85:10s UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 for strong sexual violence without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 2018 Final Cut [Death Wish 1-5] (RB) Blu-ray
  • 2014 Media Sales/Final Cut [Death Wish 2 + 3] R2 DVD
  • 2014 Media Sales/Final Cut [Death Wish 1-5] R2 DVD
  • 2012 Media Sales/Final Cut R2 DVD
The BBFC commented:
  • This is a pre-cut US version of the film. Both rape scenes have been substantially reduced and re-edited prior to submission to the BBFC.

US: The Theatrical Version is cut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2016 Shout! Factory [Unrated + Theatrical Versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon

The R-rated US version has cut both the rape scenes:

  • While only the more violent aspects of the maid's rape scene were cut,
  • the daughter's rape scene (where she did not resist) was almost entirely cut except for the last few seconds.
  • Also the daughter afterwards is shown jumping out the window but the US version cuts out the part where she gets impaled on a fence.
cut
total
3:25s

BBFC cut
27s

mpaa cut
2:58s

1884:29s UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 after 27s of further BBFC cuts for:
  • 2006 MGM R2 DVD

The BBFC commented:

  • Cuts were required to remove scenes of sexual and sexualised violence.

The overall cut is still a heavily cut version similar to all UK releases to date.

BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut

1885:32s UK: A pre-cut version was passed 18 with some BBFC cuts restored for:
  • 20 05 Columbia/TriStar R2 DVD

B ut it is still heavily cut.

BBFC cut
3:42s
1885:13s UK: The Unrated Version was passed 18 after 3:42s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1990 VCI VHS
  • 1986 RCA/Columbia VHS
  • 1982 cinema release

Two women were gang-banged by multiple rapists. Ferman referred to this in a recent lecture: I cut three minutes 42 seconds of that stuff, a record I think. Winner was furious.

See also TV interview with Michael Winner from youtube.com

  • Re-edited for the scene between Kersey's daughter and Cutter; with BBFC cuts the scene would have jumped from him rubbing her leg to him finishing having sex with her subsequently a scene where Jill Ireland finds an unconscious Bronson was added in between (in the full version this scene follows the death of Kersey's daughter).

The infamous scene between Rosario and the muggers suffered the following cuts:

  • The shot of Rosario's knickers being removed was briefly cut.
  • The shot of Cutter licking her and her reaction is missing.
  • A view of Jiver removing his trousers is missing as is the cut-aways to him having subsequent sex with Rosario (the UK version renders this scene a series of reaction shots between the rest of the gang).
  • The bedroom scene between Rosario, Cutter, Punkcut and Stomper cuts away just after she is on the bed, the uncut version offers several topless shots and sex scenes with Punkcut and Cutter.
  • After Jiver has said "don't worry he'll come" the British version cuts to head shots (presumably outtakes) of two to the gang, the uncut version cuts to Stomper having sex with Rosario.
  • When Nirvana walks into the room the British version cuts away, the uncut version follows it on with rosario crawling across the floor and him removing his trousers.
  • The death of Rosario is missing several shots of her falling to and in spasms on the floor.
Death Wish 3

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Death Wish 3 is a 1985 US vigilante film by Michael Winner.
With Charles Bronson, Deborah Raffin and Ed Lauter. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Uncut in the UK at the cinema and on DVD but was cut for VHS. Uncut in the US.

Summary Review: Entertaining

Paul Kersey, New York architect and part-time vigilante, comes to LA to visit an old friend. Instead, he must avenge his death by fighting youth gangs.

Death Wish 3 is a very different film to it's predecessors, whereas the first two movies were powerful urban drama's about how a man can be driven over the edge as a result of violence this instalment goes all out as an action movie and disregards the social commentary for the most part.

Whereas in the previous film's Bronson was hunting down muggers and rapists and disposing of them with his pistol in Death Wish 3 he gets hold of a gattling gun and buys a magnum and a military issue rocket launcher and lays waste to the scum of society by the bulk load. It might not be as realistic but it's damn entertaining and is by far my favourite of the Death Wish sequels.

Versions

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA R

86:50s UK: Passed 18 uncut with BBFC cuts waived for:
  • 2018 Final Cut [Death Wish 1-5] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2014 Media Sales/Final Cut [Death Wish 2 + 3] R2 DVD
  • 2014 Media Sales/Final Cut [Death 1-5] R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2012 Media Sales/Final Cut R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2006 MGM DVD which was never actually released
  • 1985 cinema release

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

The film was originally rated X in the US but this was reduced to R on appeal.

BBFC cut
13s
1886:21s UK: Passed 18 after 13s of BBFC cuts for :
  • 1986 Guild VHS

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com:

  • The rape on the woman who Paul had saved in the parking lot is missing 6s and also the sight of bare breasts
  • A topless black woman being dragged out of a window is missing. Then a little later there is a shot of her continuing to resist the same thugs
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown

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Death Wish 4: The Crackdown is a 1987 US vigilante drama by J Lee Thompson.
With Charles Bronson, Kay Lenz and John P. Ryan. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1988 cinema and VHS. Cuts waived for 2006 DVD. Uncut in the US.

Summary review: Bigger Fish

Architect/vigilante Paul Kersey takes on the members of a vicious Los Angeles drug cartel to stop the flow of drugs after his girlfriend's daughter dies from an overdose.

After briefly flirting with the usual Death Wish route of Kersey hitting the streets and blowing away some punks, the script takes a different direction and has Kersey functioning something like a mob hit-man instead. He has a mysterious benefactor feeding him with information on crime bigwigs instead of the usual hoodlums.

Death Wish 4 certainly isn't unpredictable. But that's not needed in a Death Wish film, anyway. The basic requirement is for Bronson to be able to kick butt in entertaining and suspenseful ways, and Thompson gives you as much or more bang for your buck on that end as any other film in the series.

Versions

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA R

95:29s UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

BBFC cut
54s
18 94:19s UK: Passed 18 after 54s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1988 Cannon VHS
  • 1988 cinema release

The cuts were to the rape depicted in the early dream sequence:

  • Shots of the victim screaming whilst been dragged out of a car are missing
  • Shots of the girl being slapped and receiving a nasty punch have also been cut
Death Wish V

Death Wish V: The Face of Death is a 1994 USA/Canada action crime thriller by Allan A Goldstein.
With Charles Bronson, Lesley-Anne Down and Michael Parks. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Never cut in the UK or US
Deathrow Gameshow

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  • Death Game
Deathrow Gameshow is a 1987 USA comedy by Mark Pirro.
Starring John McCafferty, Robyn Blythe and Beano. BBFC link IMDb
Exists as a Theatrical Version and a Director's Cut

Summary Notes

Chuck Toedan's the host of a gameshow featuring death row convicts competeing in life-or-death contests in hopes of cheating the executioner or, at the very least, winning some nice prizes for their next of kin. Not surprisingly, Chuck has made more than a few enemies, from outraged viewers trying to ban his show, to families of losing contestants looking for revenge. A hitman hired by one such family has shown up at Chuck's office, and he'll need to enlist the help of his most outspoken critic to keep from ending up like most of his contestants.

Versions

BBFC uncut
Director's Cut
MPAA
Unrated
US: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2016 Vinegar Syndrome [Theatrical Version + Director's Cut] (RA) Blu-ray/(R1) DVD Combo at US Amazon
uncut
uncut
15

18

77:15s

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong sex references and language for:
  • 2005 Hollywood DVD video
UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 1988 Independent Video Services VHS
US: The Theatrical Version is MPAA R rated for:
  • 2016 Vinegar Syndrome [Theatrical Version + Director's Cut] (RA) Blu-ray/(R1) DVD Combo at US Amazon
Death's Ecstacy

1975 French film by Walerian Borowczyk

See La Bete

Deathstalker II: Duel of the Titans

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  • Deathstalker II
  • Deathstalker 2
Deathstalker II is a 1987 USA / Argentina comedy fantasy adventure by Jim Wynorski.
Starring John Terlesky, Monique Gabrielle and John Lazar. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

The Theatrical Version was cut for 18 rated VHS in 1987 and 1991. In the US the Theatrical Version was uncut and MPAA R rate. Later a shorter Director's Cut was released that tightened up the film. There is also an Extended Version released in the US.

Summary Notes

Deathstalker helps Reena the Seer out of a few jams, and she solicits his help for a bigger task. She reveals that she is actually Princess Evie, but the evil sorcerer had her abducted and cloned in order to seize control of the kingdom. Together they travel to the evil sorcerer's stronghold to restore the princess to her rightful position, encountering challenges along the way both from the sorcerer's goons and the fierce Amazon women.

Director's Cut

uncut
Director's Cut
run: 77:20s
pal: 74:14s
MPAA UnratedUS: The Director Approved Cut is MPAA Unated for:

The director shortened the film by removing a lot of the cheesy B movie dialogue and 2 entire scenes, one between Sultana and Evie, and the other with Reena and the Amazon Queen getting a massage.

The film then becomes tighter, faster paced and more serious. But sometimes it is the light hearted dialogue that makes a B movie worth watching. So some fans at least prefer the long version.

Extended Version

uncut
Extended Version
run: 89m
pal: 85m
MPAA UnratedUS: The Extended Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Extra uncontroversial footage was added for this version

Theatrical Version

uncut
Theatrical Version
run: 85m
pal: 82m
MPAA RUS: The Theatrical Version is MPAA R Rated for:
  • 1989 Lions Gate VHS
BBFC cut
cut
cut: 22s
run: 84:40s
pal: 81:17s
18UK: he Theatrical Version was passed 18 after 22s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1991 Polygram VHS
  • 1987 Lazer VHS

From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were to remove:

  • All shots of the Ninja Star
  • The head clap in the wrestling match.
  • About 10 seconds of Reena's rape.
The Decameron

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  • Il Decameron
The Decameron is a 1971 Italian comedy drama by Pier Paolo Pasolini.
With Franco Citti, Ninetto Davoli and Jovan Jovanovic.
YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
Passed 18 uncut by the BBFC for cinema and DVD but cut for 1988 VHS. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Versions

uncut
uncut
run: 110:42s
pal: 106:16s
18

X cert

MPAA Unrated

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex and sexualised nudity with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
  • 2019 BFI Trilogy of Life (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2015 BFI [Pasolini 6 films] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2011 BFI Dual RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2009 BFI R2 Online
  • 2009 BFI RB Blu-ray
  • 2009 BFI R2 DVD
  • 2001 BFI R2 DVD

UK: Passed X (18) uncut for:

  • 1971 cinema release

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC cut
cut
cut: 22s
run: 111:23s
pal: 106:56s
18UK: Passed 18 after 22s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1988 Warner VHS

The BBFC cuts were:

  • Full frontal nudity and an erection offended the censors and so had to go
Deception

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  • Reindeer Games
Deception is a 2000 USA action crime thriller by John Frankenheimer.
Starring Ben Affleck, Gary Sinise and Charlize Theron. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
A shortened and less violent version was MPAA R rated and 15 rated in the UK for cinema and DVD. The longer and uncut Director's Cut was rated 15 for 2016 VoD and is presumably Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

After assuming his dead cellmate's identity to get with his girlfriend, an ex-con finds himself the reluctant participant in a casino heist.

Versions

uncut
Director's Cut
15

MPAA
Unrated

~124:00s
=~119:00s
UK: The Director's Cut was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, language, sex for:
  • 2016 Lionsgate VoD ttled Reindeer Games

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

From IMDb:

The director's cut features around 20 minutes of extra and re-edited footage. Included are new and extended scenes between Rudy and Ashley discussing their situation when kidnapped by Gabriel.

Also included is an extended and more graphic version of the scene where Gabriel throws darts as Rudy, also a scene where he heals his wounds from the darts is included as well as an extended love scene.

Other changes include the omission of Love Rollercoaster from the casino scene, which is replaced by a longer version with a much more suspense twist to it. Finally, another scene is extended where Gabriel shoots the ice around a fisherman sending him into the freezing lake to die as opposed to the original version which merely hinted at his killing the man.

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC uncut
Theatrical Version

mpaa cut
cut

15 cert

MPAA R

99:58s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2000 Buena Vista R2 DVD
  • 2000 cinema release
Decoder

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  • Dekoder
Decoder is a 1984 West Germany Sci-Fi horror mystery by Muscha.
Starring FM Einheit, William Rice and Christiane Felscherinow. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1989 VHS. Uncut and MLAA Unrated in the US. Uncut and FSK 18 rated in Germany.

Summary Notes

A burger shop employee discovers that by changing the background music from pleasantly calming to industrial "noise" music, he can incite riots and a revolution against the looming power of the government.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 88:34s
pal: 85:01s
FSK 18
Germany

MPAA Unrated

Germany: Uncut and FSK 18 rated:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for

  • 2019 Vinger Syndrome R0 Blu-ray
BBFC cut
cut
cut: 52s
run: 87:20s
pal: 83:50s
sub: 85:15s
18UK: Passed 18 after 52s of compulsory BBFC cuts:
  • 1989 Jettisoundz VHS
Decoy

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Versions

5s 1892:59 1995 release by Victor Rambaldi
The Deep

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The Deep is a 1977 UK / USA mystery adventure thriller by Peter Yates.
Starring Jacqueline Bisset, Nick Nolte and Dick Anthony Williams. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 'A' rated cinema release in 1977. Uncut and 15 rated on home video. There is also an extended TV version.

Summary Notes

A pair of young vacationers are involved in a dangerous conflict with treasure hunters when they discover a way into a deadly wreck in Bermuda waters. Featuring extended underwater sequences and a look into the affairs of treasure hunting. Based on the novel by Peter "Jaws" Benchley.

Extended TV Version

BBFC uncut
Extended Version
run: 177m
pal: 170m
TVUS: There is also an extended TV Version

Theatrical Version

uncut
uncut
run: 124:15s
pal: 119:17s
15

15 cert

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, threat, sexual threat :

UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

  • 2005 Columbia/TriStar R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1999 Columbia/TriStar VHS
  • 1986 RCA/Columbia VHS
BBFC cut
category cuts
cut:  
run: 124:15s
pal: 119:17s
A certUK: Passed A (PG) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1977 cinema release

From IMDb: Cut for an A certificate with edits to:

  • the body search of Gail by Cloche's men,
  • removal of shots of Gail's bloody stomach during the voodoo scene,
  • heavy cuts to punches and groin kicks in the fight between Kevin and Slake.
Deep in the Valley

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Versions

      2009 US comedy by Christian Forte

See American Hot Babes

Deep Red

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  • Profondo Rosso
  • Deep Red Hatchet Murders
  • Dripping Deep Red
  • The Hatchet Murders
  • The Sabre Tooth Tiger
  • Suspiria 2
Deep Red is a 1975 Italian Giallo by Dario Argento.
With David Hemmings, Daria Nicolodi and Gabriele Lavia.
YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
The pre-cert video was seized by police during the Video Nasties panic. BBFC VHS and DVD release up to 2011 were cut for animal cruelty. Uncut since 2011. The film exist as the uncut Directors Cut in Italian and a shortened Export Version in English.

Summary Review : Initiation into Giallo

This is a gorgeous film, it is rich in content and thought, it has an old school story telling feel about it, fantastic music by "Goblin", it is shocking and suspenseful, whilst showing some glorious cinematography by Luigi Keveiller.

Brilliant, Dario is unique and this is my favourite film of his, and one of my ALL time favourite films. A wonderful initiation into the world of Giallo.

Versions

uncut
Director's Cut
18

MPAA Unrated

126:28s
=121:24s
UK: The Director's Cut/Italian Language Version was passed 18 uncut with BBFC cuts waived for:

The film makers had managed to convince the BBFC that the lizard's death was faked with a false pin.

US: The Director's Cut/Italian Language Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2018 Arrow Special Edition RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2018 Arrow Limited Edition [Director's Cut + Export Version] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2015 Blue Underground Dario Argento Collection (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2011 Blue Underground [Italian + Export Version] R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2007 Blue Underground R0 DVD at US Amazon
cut
shortened
20:51s
No Cert

MPAA Unrated

~101:00s US: The Export Version was released for:
  • 2016 Arrow [Italian + Export Versions] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2016 Arrow [Italian + Export Versions] RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon
  • 2011 Arrow [Italian + Export Version] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2011 Arrow [Italian + Export Version] R2 DVD at UK Amazon

There is no sign of this in the BBFC databas, perhaps passed as DVD extras.

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

  • 2018 Arrow Limited Edition [Director's Cut + Export Version] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2011 Blue Underground [Italian + Export Version] R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon

This version has been shortened via deletion of plot development. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

cut
shortened
and cut
25:39s
MPAA R  US: There is also a US R Rated version where the shortened Export Version was further cut for an R Rating. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com
BBFC cut
7s
18 121:54s UK: The Italian Language Version was passed 18 after 7s of BBFC cuts with some cuts waived for:
  • 2005 Platinum DVD

From cuts details on IMDb :

  • The DVD is slightly re-framed (to exclude the lizard scene) and restores the dog sequence, as it seems likely that they are playing rather than fighting.
BBFC cut
11s
18 121:09s UK: The Italian Language Version was passed 18 after 11s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1993 Redemption VHS

The BBFC cuts were:

  • 4s has been cut from a scene showing two dogs fighting
  • A 7s shot of a squirming lizard being impaled with a pin has been deleted. This cut also impacts the scene. A father slaps his little daughter because of the impaling. In the cut version, a now motiveless slap remains.
cut
shortened
Section 3 seizure 100:32s UK: The Export Version was released on pre-cert video for:
  • 1982 Techno Film/Fletcher VHS

The video was seized subject to an Obscene Publications Act Section 3 Seizure Order. This is a legal gambit whereby victims admitted that the videos were 'obscene', and therefore subject to seizure, in return for that being the end of the matter and so avoiding an obscenity trial with the possibility of jail time.

Deep River Savages

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  • Il Paese del sesso selvaggio
  • The Man from Deep River
  • Nel Paese del Sesso Selvaggi
  • Au Pays del'Exorcisme
  • Mondo Cannibale
  • sacrifice
Deep River Savages is a 1972 Italy horror romance by Umberto Lenzi.
With Ivan Rassimov, Me Me Lai and Prasitsak Singhara. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
Banned by the BBFC for 1975 cinema release. Banned as a video nasty in 1984. Passed 18 after extensive animal cruelty cuts for 2003 DVD. Slightly fewer cuts for 2016 DVD & Blu-ray. Uncut in the US.

Summary Notes: Not much gore

Forerunner of Cannibal Ferox set in South East Asian cannibal infested jungles. Tongue amputations are the order of the day after snacking on traditionally served monkey brains.

A photographer on assignment in the rain forest is ambushed and held slave by a primitive tribe, until the chief's daughter chooses him as her groom. After being initiated by various tortures, he becomes a part of the tribe and helps them against modern dangers and a cannibal tribe they're at war with.

I liked this one strictly for its exoticness. Me Me Lay looks great dressed or naked. She has a great face. I have the Prism edition video. That one is missing a brief cannibal scene that later showed up in Lenzi's Eaten Alive by the Cannibals . The cinematography was well done and I may catch some heat for this but I actually liked the music.

The love scene in the river came very close to XXX. A well placed bush (no pun intended) kept it soft-core. Not much gore, so jungle flick fans should like it. I know I did.

Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA Unrated 93:06s
=89:23s
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
3:01
18 90:07s
=86:31s
 
UK: Passed 18 for sexual violence, strong violence after 3:01s of BBFC compulsory cuts for: The BBFC commented:
  • Cuts required to remove scenes of unsimulated animal cruelty organised and directed for the purposes of the film:
  • a mongoose and a snake being forced to fight;
  • a cockfight;
  • a snake being cut open while alive;
  • a crocodile being cut open while alive).

Presumably the previous cut to the monkey's head being sliced open has been waived.

See  pictorial cuts from movie-censorship.com

BBFC cut
3:45s
18 85:32s UK: Passed 18 after 3:45s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2007 Shriek Collection R0 DVD
  • 2003 International Trading/Screen Entertainment R0 DVD titled Deep River Savages

The BBFC commented :

Cuts required to remove sight of real animal cruelty (in this case setting
  • a mongoose on a snake
  • locking a monkey into a vice and slicing off the top of its head
  • a cock fight
  • cutting a snake and bleeding it alive
  • and stabbing a crocodile in its neck with a small knife)
uncut
uncut
Video Nasty 89:25s UK: Released on pre-cert video for:
  • 1982 Derann VHS

Derann released the uncut version on video in November 1982. It was listed as a video nasty in March 1984 but it was dropped from the list in September 1985

banned
banned
rejected   UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1975 cinema release under the title The Man From Deep River
Deep Space Nine

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
 

Deewana Mastana

Versions

1:26s PG certificate131:44s 1998 release Indian film by David Dhawan
The Defender

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  • Zhong Nan Hai bao biao
  • The Bodyguard from Beijing
The Defender is a 1994 Hong Kong action film by Corey Yuen.
With Jet Li, Christy Chung and Kent Cheng. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

A corrupt businessman commits a murder and the only witness is the girlfriend of another businessman with close connections to the Chinese government, so a bodyguard from Beijing is ...

Versions

uncut
uncut
Japan flag   Japan: The Japanese DVD from Geneon is uncut but is not English language friendly and is not good for picture quality
MPAA
2:03s
MPAA
R rated
88:49s UK: The cut US Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for frequent strong violence for:
  • 2002 Buena Vista Home R2 DVD
  • 2001 Buena Vista Home R2 DVD

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . The US Version is an improvement in terms of picture quality and sound. Unfortunately I also suffered shortened dialogue and also cuts for violence

Defenceless: A Blood Symphony

Defenceless: A Blood Symphony is a 2004 Australia horror by Mark Savage.
With Susanne Hausschmid, Bethany Fisher and Colin Savage.

See Banned: Self Censored List
 

Deh Shiva Bar Mohe


Versions

1:57s 12A 158:38s Indian film by Sukhjinder Shera

Cut when submitted in 2004 with the following BBFC statement: Distributor chose to cut sight of hard drug dealing and use to accommodate a 12A. A 15 uncut was available.

 

Delirious

Delirious is a 2006 USA comedy romance by Tom DiCillo.
Starring Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt and Alison Lohman. BBFC link IMDb

Exists as a Theatrical Version and a Director's Cut

Promotional Material

Les (Steve Buscemi, Fargo) is a small-time paparazzi with dreams of getting his embarrassingly funny photos on the front page. His luck seems to take a turn for the better when he befriends a clueless young homeless man, Toby (Michael Pitt, Funny Games), and makes him his unlikely assistant. But when Toby falls for a pop diva and becomes a reality TV star, Les has a tough time being pushed out of the frame and creates a devilish scheme to take down his former apprentice.

Versions

BBFC uncut
Director's Cut
MPAA Unrated US: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC uncut
Theatrical Version
run: 106:40s
pal: 102:24s
15 1980

MPAA R

UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for frequent strong language:
  • 2008 Technicolor  video

UK: The Theatrical Version is MPAA R Rated

Delirium

Delirium is a 1979 US slasher by Peter Maris

Featured on the video nasties list . See Psycho Puppet
 

Deliverance

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Deliverance is a 1972 US adventure by John Boorman.
With Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds and Ned Beatty. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for cinema release but uncut thereafter

Versions

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
R Rated

104:11s UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2007 Warner 35th Anniversary Edition R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2000 Warner R2 DVD
  • 1994 Warner VHS
  • 1987 Warner VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC cut
cut
X cert submitted
108:55s =104:34s
UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1972 cinema release.

The BBFC cuts were:

  • cuts to the male rape scene with the victim being Bobby (Ned Beatty)
The Delta Force

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The Delta Force is a 1986 USA/Israel action war adventure by Menahem Golan.
With Chuck Norris, Lee Marvin and Martin Balsam. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for a 15 rated cinema release but the cuts were waived for an 18 rated home video. Later passed 15 uncut for DVD. Uncut in the US

Summary Notes

A 707 aircraft jetliner on its way from Athens to Rome and then to New York City is hijacked by Lebanese terrorists. The terrorists demand that the pilot take them to Beirut. What the terrorists don't realize is that an elite team of commandoes led by Major McCoy (Norris) and by Colonel Alexander (Marvin) as been called into service to eliminate all terrorists on the jetliner and who's involved in the hijacking and try to retake the plane before the terrorists kill all the hostages.

Versions

uncut
uncut
15 Certificate

18

123:36s UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

UK: Passed 18 uncut with previous cuts waived for:

  • 2014 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 1998 Warner VHS
  • 1986 Rank VHS
BBFC cut
category
cuts
1:24s
15 Certificate127:27s
=122:21s
UK: Passed 15 after 1:24s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1986 cinema release

From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were:

  • Edits to head and body kicks from fight scenes
  • Edits to remove a shot of a gun being forced into a man's mouth.
Delta Force 2: The Columbian Connection

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  • Delta Force 2
  • Delta Force 2: Operation Stranglehold
Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection is a 1990 USA action crime adventure by Aaron Norris.
Starring Chuck Norris, John P Ryan and Billy Drago. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1991 cinema and VHS release. Less cut for 2000 18 rated DVD. Presumably passed uncut for 15 rated Blu-ray release in 2016. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

When DEA agents are taken captive by a ruthless South American kingpin, the Delta Force is reunited to rescue them in this sequel to the 1986 film.

Versions

uncut
uncut
15 Certificate

Netherlands
12

MPAA R

112:09s
=107:40s
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence for:
Note however that the BBFC did not explicitly say that previous cuts had been waived.

Netherlands: Passed 12 uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
4s
18 105:57s UK: Passed 18 after 4s of BBFC compulsory cuts for with 1 previous BBFC cut waived ( the twirling butterfly knife) for :
  • 2000 MGM Video
The BBFC commented:
  • Cut required to close up of neck break under Board policy on Imitable Techniques
BBFC cut
4-5s
18 105:53s UK: Passed 18 after 4-5s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1991 Pathe VHS
  • 1991 cinema release

The BBFC video cuts (and presumably the cinema cuts) were:

  • A twirling butterfly knife was cut from the fight between Norris and one of Billy Drago's henchmen.
  • Cut to a neck break
Demented

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  • The Other Hell
Demented is a 1980 USA crime horror thriller by Arthur Jeffreys.
Starring Sallee Young, Harry Reems and Deborah Alter. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
Released uncut on pre-cert video but this was seized in a police raid during the video nasties moral panic. Cut by the BBFC for 1987 VHS. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

A woman is gang-raped in a horse's stable, and even though the rapists are caught and imprisoned, she is harassed many moons later by ghastly visions of her tormentors, while her husband philanders and every little thing frightens her out of her wits.

Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA
R rated
88:02s  US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for: VoD :
BBFC cut
1:19s
18 86:39s UK: Passed 18 after 1:19s of compulsory BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 Apex VHS
uncut
uncut
Section 3 seizure 88:02s UK: Released on pre-cert video for:
  • 1982 Media VHS

The video was seized subject to an Obscene Publications Act Section 3 Seizure Order. This is a legal gambit whereby victims admitted that the videos were 'obscene', and therefore subject to seizure, in return for that being the end of the matter and so avoiding an obscenity trial with the possibility of jail time.

From IMDb: The film was one of the movies included by Mary Whitehouse on a compilation tape shown to the Conservative Party during their 1984 conference

Dementia 13

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  • The Haunted and the Hunted

Dementia 13 is a 1963 US thriller by Francis Ford Coppola.
With William Campbell, Luana Anders and Bart Patton. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for X 1964 cinema release. The BBFC cuts were restored for 15 rated home video.

Summary Review: A Tad Slow Paced

When her husband John has a heart attack while out in a rowboat on the lake, Louise Haloran throws his body overboard and later tells the family that he has left on an urgent business trip.

Dementia 13 was the result of producer Roger Corman's infamous apprentice program at AIP; Corman was shooting his own film and let Francis Ford Coppola get his first director's credit by shooting Dementia 13 on the same location.

Dementia 13 is a nice little low-budget horror film for which the biggest complaint is that the pace is a tad slow. The story is set in Ireland and if it bears a strong resemblance to Corman's film adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe .

Dementia 13 is not a gory film, but more of a character study, which alone makes it somewhat atypical for the time and genre. Coppolla manages to create atmosphere so that the film is more of a psychological exercise than it is a splatter flick.

Versions

uncut
uncut
15 Certificate

MPAA
Unrated

74:49s UK: Version without the prologue passed 15 uncut with BBFC film cuts restored for:
  • 2006 Odeon R2 DVD via UK Amazon
  • 2005 Classic Entertainment R2 DVD
  • 2003 Siren R2 DVD
  • 2003 SFH R2 DVD
  • 1995 Screen Multimedia VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC cut
cut
X cert submitted
81:36s
UK: The version with prologue passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1964 cinema release titled The Haunted and the Hunted

From cultmovieforums.com :

  • Reel 1 - Shorten considerably shots of John's corpse floating down in water.
  • Reel 4 - Shorten the murder of Louise to a bare minimum; remove all shots of her corpse being dragged along the grass.
  • Reel 6 - Remove the shot of Simon's head flying off. Shorten the attack on Lord Halloran.
  • Reel 8 - Remove all shots of Louise's hanging corpse. Remove all shots of axe being driven into doll.
  • This version contains a 7 minute prologue in which a psychiatrist would gives the audience a test to see if they were stable enough to withstand viewing this film.
Democrats

Democrats is a 2014 Denmark / Zimbabwe documentary by Camilla Nielsson.

See Banned International: Democrats

Demolition Man

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Demolition Man is a 1993 USA action crime thriller by Marco Brambilla.
Starring Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes and Sandra Bullock. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Uncut by the BBFC for cinema release. Cut for VHS and DVD. Uncut for Blu-ray but this is not recorded in the BBFC database. Uncut in the US. The US version differs from the European version for product placement reasons.

Summary Notes

Frozen in 1996, Phoenix, a convicted killer is "thawed" out for parole well into the 21st century. Revived into a crime free society, Phoenix resumes his murderous rampage, and no one can stop him. Spartan, the cop who captured Phoenix in 1996 has also been cryogenically frozen, this time for a crime he didn't commit. In desperation they turn to Spartan to help recapture Phoenix.

Versions

uncut
uncut
No Cert

15 Certificate

MPAA R

114:51s
=110:15s
UK: Thanks to Tim. The US Version was released uncut for:

I can confirm that the recently released UK Blu-ray of Demolition Man is uncut ( 2 hits to the head and an instance of ear-clapping have been restored). However, this is not reflected on the BBFC's site

UK: The European Version was passed 15 uncut for:

  • 1993 cinema release

Denmark: Uncut and 15 rated for:

US: The US Version is uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

The European Version changes the product placement advertising from Taco Bell in the US Version to Pizza Hut in the European Version

BBFC cut
2s
15 Certificate110:11s UK: The US Version was passed 15 after 2s of BBFC cuts for
  • 1999 Warner R2 DVD
  • 1994 Warner VHS

The BBFC cuts were:

  • The showdown between Stallone and Snipes has been trimmed to remove 2 hits to the head and an instance of ear-clapping.

The uncut version has been shown at one point on Sky TV

 
The Demolitionist

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  • A Demolidora
The Demolitionist is a 1995 USA / Canada action Sci-Fi horror by Robert Kurtzman.
Starring Nicole Eggert, Bruce Abbott and Susan Tyrrell. BBFC link IMDb
Heavily cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1996. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

A murdered police officer is brought back to life by a cold-hearted scientist to serve as "The Demolitionist", the ultimate crime-fighting weapon in a city overrun by criminals and internal corruption.

Versions

uncut
uncut
run: 92:58s
pal: 89:15s
MPAA R

FSK 18 rating

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for: Germany: Classic Cult Collection FSK 18 rated:
BBFC cut
cut
cut: 3:58s
run: 88:53s
pal: 85:20s
sub: 89:29s
18 1980UK: Passed 18 after 3:58s of compulsory BBFC cuts:
  • 1996 High Fliers VHS

Thanks to Scott. This low-budget 90s actioner that had the unfortunate luck of being submitted shortly after Dunblaine, resulting in very heavy cuts, including to virtually every instance of gun violence. The distributor ended up having to cut more than required though, largely for continuity reasons.

Total running time cut: 3 minutes 58 seconds. The BBFC cuts list, (* with notes by Scott), reads

Substantial cuts in torture and violence are required for 18. (Demonstration tape enclosed indicating that nearly all edits involve adjustment of audio tracks).

  • At 6 mins Remove repeat shots of electrocution of governor and padre, including urination shots.
  • At 6½mins Reduce shooting of man in blazer and white shirt by removing 2nd and 3rd medium close shots into body, and immediately afterwards remove close shot of urination and further blasting of man in white shirt.
  • At 8 mins Remove shot of man swinging butterfly knife.
  • At 15½ mins Remove second shot and resulting blood cloud into gunman in white boiler-suit.
  • At 19 mins Reduce threat to woman's eye by removing close shot of cigarette approaching it and subsequent shot on monitor. Also remove later close side shot of bloody torn ear, substituting earlier shots of van.
  • At 20 mins Remove cigarette threat to man and sight of his face contorted in pain.
  • At 22 mins Remove heavy blow to face of semi-conscious man in chair, returning to synch after it.
  • At 23½ mins Reduce Russian roulette sequence.
  • At 25 mins Reduce sight of comatose woman hanging from fence. *(Passed in the trailer!)
  • At 35½ mins Remove pan over display of combat weapons. *(Also passed in the trailer. This scene was removed in its entirety from the film, for continuity reasons.)
  • At 48 mins Reduce beating up of gagged and bound man.
  • At 48½ mins In subsequent shoot-out, remove close shots of bullet impacts on man's body.
  • At 55 mins Remove gang assault on woman in street. *(Brief clip of this was passed in the trailer. Again, the entire scene was removed from the film, although I'm not sure why. The lead character interrupts the assault in an alleyway, then walks onto the street and shoots up the front of a shop - the second half of the scene, following the assault, clearly posed no problems, so I don't know why the distro removed the whole thing.)
  • At 61 mins Reduce shoot-out at bank by removing shootings and blood clouds.
  • At 68 mins Reduce prolonged firing into figure by white car.
  • At 73 mins Reduce violence in shoot-out in flat by removing close impacts.
  • At 74 mins Remove neck break from rear of man on motorcycle.
  • At 77 mins Remove point blank shooting of police chief.
  • At 80 mins Reduce overall violence in sequence by removing repeated firing, blood clouds and close firing into man.
Demoniac

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  • L'Éventreur de Notre-Dame
  • The Ripper of Notre Dame
  • The Sadist of Notre Dame
  • Exorcism & Black Masses (hardcore)
  • Exorcisme et Messes Noires (hardcore)
  • El Sadico de Notre-Dame
  • Exorcism
  • Exorcisme
  • Exorcisms
  • Chains and Black Leather
  • Expériences sexuelles au château des jouisseuses
  • Sexorcismes (hardcore)
Demoniac is a 1979 Spanish/French horror by Jess Franco.
With Lina Romay, Catherine Lafferière and Jesus Franco.
YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
Banned by the BBFC from 1985 until 2003 when it was passed 18 after 2:25s of cuts. The BBFC cuts were waived for 2017 DVD. The film started out as Sexorcism/Exorcism and was significantly reworked reworked with new material to become El Sadico de Notre-Dame. The legacy is that there are now multiple versions with different mixes of sex and violence including a hardcore version.

Summary Review : Good but Not Great

Exorcism is a good but not great film. Like so many of Franco's films EXORCISM is at once brilliant and amateurish.

Franco stars as a kinky priest who serves GOD by ridding the world of sinners with his Sword of the Lord. His best moments are shared with his lover/partner Lina Romay. It's always interesting to watch the couple interact together especially during sadistic scenes.

Despite it's strong scenes of violence EXORCISM is not a gory film. The bloodiest scenes involve the beheading of a pigeon and the removal of a woman's entrails. Franco claims (on the commentary track) that the pigeon is a special effect. I seriously doubt that what Franco says is true.

Versions

uncut
Exorcism
Version
uncut
run: 93:42s
pal: 89:57s
18

No Cert

MPAA Unrated

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sexualised violence, sex, nudity, with all previous BBFC cuts waived for:

UK: Uncut without a BBFC certificate for:

Thanks to Mark. The budget DVD label Boulevard Entertainment accidentally released the full uncut version. The release was a port of the Synapse R1 DVD including alternate footage and a commentary. The UK DVD is actually supposed to be a release of another film under the same title on a double bill with 976-Evil 2

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2018 Severin [The Sadist of Notre Dame] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 3rd April 2018
  • 2018 Severin [The Sadist of Notre Dame] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 3rd April 2018
  • 2012 Redemption [Exorcism + Demoniac Versions] R0 Blu-ray  titled Exorcism via UK Amazon and at US Amazon
  • 2012 Redemption [Exorcism + Demoniac Versions] R1 DVD titled Exorcism at US Amazon
  • 2002 Synapse R1 DVD titled Exorcism

See version details from dvdcompare.net :

Exorcism (Synapse's version) is entirely new 94 min transfer from available materials from Eurocine of Paris . It's considered the most coherent of all possible versions. It contains none of the hardcore footage and does not use any of the footage added in 1979-80 for the reworked El Sadico de Notre-Dame -version. However, there are gore scenes and explanatory scenes that are missing from all other versions. So this is the complete gore version, with some softcore.

BBFC cut
cut
cut: 2:25s
run: 89:58s
pal: 86:22s
18UK: Passed 18 after BBFC cuts of 2:25s for:
  • 2003 Arrow R2 DVD titled Demoniac

The cuts were for sexual violence:

  • 2 mins: cuts to shot of naked woman stabbed and having a knife run over her body
  • 29 mins: cuts to shot of naked woman who has been stabbed
  • 39 mins: cuts to the evisceration of one of Vogel's victims
  • 48 mins: cut to shot of naked woman being slapped by Vogel
  • 80 mins: cut to woman being bitten and threatened with a knife.
banned
banned
run: 89:58s
pal: 86:22s
rejectedUK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1994 Redemption VHS titled Demoniac

The BBFC commented :

This was another shocker from the 70s, from a film-maker most of whose cinematic work appeared to revel in the tying up and abusing of naked women. Here their bodies were liberally splashed with blood, stage blood, in rituals acted out as a turn-on for audiences in search of sexual arousal. Later each evening, we see the rituals re-enacted sadistically and homicidally by a criminal psychopath (played by the film-maker himself), whose deeds perform the same function as the video viewer. The Board considered whether cuts could make such a work acceptable, but given its multifarious images of women stripped, inverted, bound, gagged, manacled at ankles and wrists, with blood smeared on bodies, especially breasts, and with blades driven into flesh, we concluded that cuts would have been so extensive as to leave little of the misogynistic framework intact. This might have been no loss on artistic or social grounds, but it would have left an unviable video commercially.

See  article from  strangethingsarehappening.com . Distributor Nigel Wingrove wrote:

Twenty years ago Redemption Films released Succubus and I received a written warning from the British Board of Film Classification, that Jess Franco was a director whose films the BBFC regarded as bordering on criminal. I was told that were I to attempt to release other films by him or to bring them into the country there would be consequences... A year later I submitted Demoniacs and Sadomania and both were categorically banned with the implicit threat that by pushing the work of Jess Franco I was, indirectly, championing criminal sexual material and that if I continued I too would face not civil, but criminal proceedings.

The BBFC said of DEMONIAC:

... The Board has never granted a BBFC certificate to any film or video which seeks to encourage sexual sadism, and this film is clearly sadistic in that it seems 'to have no purpose or justification other than to reinforce or sell the idea that it can be highly pleasurable to inflict injury, pain or humiliation (often in a sexual context) on others' (Home Office Report on Obscenity and Film Censorship, Williams, HMSO, 1979)....|

...The work of this particular film maker has often fallen well outside the parameters of BBFC standards because of the manner in which it presents scenes of vicious sexual violence or of violence to women in a sexually arousing context, offering little pleasure to the viewer other than a conscious vicarious gratification of misogyny. Where such emotions focus on the harming of others, the Board must always consider drawing a line, as we have in refusing a video certificate to DEMONIAC .

Redemption Films challenged the banning of these films, along with Bare Behind Bars legally, and lost. We then sought and won leave to judicially review the BBFC's entire operation, a massive undertaking and one which would, had we pursued it, opened up all the machinations of the BBFC's internal workings to public scrutiny, however, we ran out of money and had to wait until our battle over pornography several years later to finally oust the BBFC chairman James Ferman which in turn heralded in a period of more liberal censorship.

The Demoniacs

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  • Les Demoniaques
  • Curse of the Living Dead Demoniacs
  • Les Deux vierges pour Satan Diablesses
  • L'Isola delle demoniache
  • Tina, la naufrageuse perverse
  • Dienerinnen des Satans
The Demoniacs is a 1973 French/Belgian horror by Jean Rollin.
With Joëlle Coeur, Willy Braque and Paul Bisciglia. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for UK DVD releases. Uncut in the Netherlands. There are 2 cut variants in the US with one that claims that it is Director Approved.

Summary Review: Surreal, hypnotic, absorbing

Jean Rollin makes movies that perplex movie viewers - his films are always poetically surreal, hypnotic, absorbing, enchanting and hallucinatory, and almost never have a coherent storyline. They are highly unconventional and appreciated by fans but hated by others

This films sees a gang of pirates rape the two sole survivors of a ship wreck. The violated girls are rescued by the strange inhabitants of a supposedly haunted island, where they are granted supernatural powers to strike revenge against the pirates.

Versions

uncut
Extended Version
Germany flag
Germany
~103:00s
=~98:00s
Germany: An Extended Version has been released by Wicked Vision in Germany with an additional sex scene shot for the export version. There is also a short extra plot scene adding up 3:03s of extra material.

See  article from movie-censorship.com : The sex scene is from a cinema print so is integral to the movie and is worth having.

cut
cut
Extended Version
MPAA Unrated ~100:00s
~96:00s
US: Re-mastered Extended Edition is MPAA Unrated for:

The US Image/Redemption Entertainment DVD is missing the extra sex scene included in the German Blu-ray.

The graphic rape sequence between Tina and the Captain is included but in a toned down version. The more explicit footage was left out at the director's request due to personal reasons he had with his distributor at the time.

cut
pre-cut
Netherlands
16

MPAA Unrated

~95:00s
=~91:00s

 

Netherlands: The Original Version is released for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

This version misses out the additional sex scene and also part of the mass rape sequence. pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

cut
pre-cut
MPAA R ~94:00s
=~90:00s

 

US: Pre-cut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 1999 R0 Redemption DVD

This version misses out the additional sex scene and also part of the mass rape sequence. A further 1 minute scene with a female clown is also missing. See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com.

BBFC cut
54s
18 93:07s
=89:24s
UK: The Original Version was passed 18 after 54s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2015 Salvation Films R2 DVD
  • 2004 Redemption/Salvation R0 DVD

The BBFC commented :

  • Cuts required to remove an image of rape and accompanying images of sexualised nudity which further eroticise the sexual violence.
Demonic Toys

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Demonic Toys is a 1992 USA comedy horror mystery by Peter Manoogian.
Starring Tracy Scoggins, Bentley Mitchum and Daniel Cerny. BBFC link IMDb

The US version was cut for an R rating and seems to have found its way onto 18 rated UK video. The film is uncut in Germany.

Summary Notes

A botched bust on a pair of arms dealers inadvertantly leads to the raising of a sixty-six-year-old demon with the power to bring toys to life as his personal minions. The demon is looking for a body to inhabit so he can increase his powers, and it just so happens that one of the police officers is pregnant with the ideal host. As the murderous toys close in on their victims, the officer must not only fight for her life, but for the soul of her unborn child.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
FSK 16
Germany
79:42s
Germany:  The uncut version has been released by 84 Films
BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
16s

18

MPAA R

79:38s

UK: The cut US version was passed 18 without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 2013 88 Films RB Blu-ray
  • 2004 Film 2000 video
  • 1992 Entertainment in VHS

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . Presumably the US release was cut by about 16s for an R rating. The cuts were:

  • Several bites and a chopped finger missing from the scene when Hesse is attacked by the killer clown
  • The death of Chanetski is missing a few bits from the killer teddy and a few stabs by the killer baby
  • More cuts when the baby stabs Ann's face and eyes
  • A couple of shots are missing when Mark beheads Lincoln
Demonlover

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  • Agente Infiltrada
Demonlover is a 2002 France mystery thriller by Olivier Assayas.
Starring Connie Nielsen, Gina Gershon and Chloë Sevigny. BBFC link IMDb
The Director's Cut is 18 rated in the UK. The film was cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. There was also a longer version screened at festivals prior to theatrical release.

Summary Notes

Diane works for a French firm bidding to purchase a Japanese animation outfit. Diane maliciously hatches a plot to take the job of her supervisor Karen. The plan succeeds, but then Diane faces problems when a competing American firm, represented by Elaine, becomes involved. Diane's assistant Elise remains loyal to Karen, and she frustrates Diane's every move. When it comes to light that the one of the concerned parties controls an Internet site which broadcasts actual torture, the plot thickens.

Director's Cut

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 121:08s
pal: 116:17s
18

MPAA Unrated

UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for strong sexual images, violence, sexual violence:

Theatrical Version

mpaa cut
cut
 
run: 120m
pal: 115m
MPAA RUS: The Theatrical release was cut for an MPAA R rating

From IMDb. The film has been pixellated and a Hellfire Club scene has been cut.

Festival Version

BBFC uncut
run: 129m
pal: 124m
internationalWorld: A longer version was screen at film festivals prior to theatrical release.

 

Demonoid

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  • Demonoid: Messenger of Death
  • Macabra
Demonoid: Messenger of Death is a 1981 Mexico / USA horror by Alfredo Zacarías (as Alfredo Zacarias).
Starring Samantha Eggar, Stuart Whitman and Roy Jenson. IMDb
Exists as a US version and an International Version.

Summary Notes

A British woman visits her husband at the Mexican mine he is attempting to reopen and discovers that the workers refuse to enter the mine fearing an ancient curse. The couple enter the mine to prove there is no danger and inadvertently release a demon which possess people's left hands and forces them to behave in a suitably diabolical manner. The only way for a possessed person to free themselves from this torment is to cut off their left hand after which it scurries away in search of its next victim.

Versions

uncut
International Version
MPAA
Unrated
90:14s US: The International Version is MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2016 Vinegar Syndrome [US + International Versions] R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at US Amazon titled Macabra
From IMDb. A comparison between the US Version on Media Home Entertainment VHS and the International/Mexican version on YouTube shows that both contain different footage:

The face-crusher death scenes are more violent in the US Version. The International version has alternate soundtrack, extended dialog scenes, cut scenes, alternate death scenes, and a slightly different ending. However, it is missing the first three minutes of the satanic cult chopping the girls hand off.

uncut
US Version
MPAA R79:56s US: The US Version is MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2016 Vinegar Syndrome [US + International Versions] R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at US Amazon titled Demonoid
The Demons

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  • Les Démons
  • Les Démons du sexe
  • Las Poseidas Del Demonio
  • Os Demonios
  • She-Demons
  • The Sex Demons
The Demons is a 1972 France/Portugal horror by Jess Franco.
With Anne Libert, Britt Nichols and Doris Thomas. BBFC link IMDb
Banned by the BBFC for 1972 but the GLC awarded a local X rating for screenings in London. The video was seized by the police during the video nasties moral panic in the early 80s. The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut by the BBFC for 2008 DVD. The longer French Version was passed 18 uncut for 2017 Blu-ray. There is also a short US Version.

Summary Review : A decent effort

The UK DVD of the Demons by Redemption is 103 minute directors cut restored by Franco in 2003 and is longer than the previous UK VHS release (which ran for less than 80 minutes). It is a decent effort not as good as some of Franco's earlier work but definitely better than the stuff he directed in the early 80's for Eurocine. Some scenes are in French without English subtitles!

French Version

BBFC uncut
Extended French Version
run: 118:00s
pal: 113:17s
18UK: The Extended French Version was passed 18 uncut for strong sex, nudity, violence for:
  • 2017 Nucleus Films [Extended French Version  + English Version] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon

This version makes extensive improvements especially in audio synchronisation and restoring missing dialogie

Thanks to Richard and @NucleusFilms. The UK Blu-ray release includes a short 8 seconds long scene (originally in German) where Kathleen is begging with Judge Jeffries just before being asked to undress. The scene is NOT in the US Blu-ray, which is also missing an optical effect of the woman's face dissolving into the skull.

See dissolving skull details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC uncut
French Version
run: 118:35s
pal: 113:50s
MPAA UnratedUS: The Original French Version is MPAA Unrated for:

Director's Cut

uncut
Director's Cut
run: 105:02s
pal: 100:50s
18UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for:

US Version

uncut
English Version
run: 88:06s
pal: 84:35s
No CertUK: The short US Version was released without an obvious BBFC certificate for::
  • 2017 Nucleus Films [Extended French Version  + US Version] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon

See version details from movie-censorship.com

Shortened English Version

cut
shortened
run: 82:47s
pal: 79:28s
GLC logo
X
UK: Passed X (18) by the GLC for:
  • cinema release in London
Section 3 seizure

rejected

UK: A shortened English language version was released on pre-cert video for:
  • 1981 Go VHS

The video was seized subject to an Obscene Publications Act Section 3 Seizure Order. This is a legal gambit whereby victims admitted that the videos were 'obscene', and therefore subject to seizure, in return for that being the end of the matter and so avoiding an obscenity trial with the possibility of jail time.

UK: Banned by the BBFC for

  • 1972 cinema release
Demons

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  • Demoni
Demons is a 1985 Italian horror by Lamberto Bava.
 With Urbano Barberini, Natasha Hovey and Karl Zinny.
BBFC linkYouTube icon IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for cinema release, VHS and DVD until 2000. Uncut since 2006. Uncut in the US.

Summary Review: Goes straight for the jugular,

A group of people are trapped in a large West Berlin movie theater infected by ravenous demons whom proceed to kill and posses the humans one-by-one thereby multiplying their numbers.

Demons is cited on the commentary that accompanies this DVD as being one of the most important Italian horror films of the 80's, and indeed it is. Bypassing the flabby, overcooked acting, unevenly distributed action and horrendous scores of many a Euro-horror, Demons goes straight for the jugular, eyeballs, guts and groin. This film is certainly one of the best paced non-American horror flicks of the decade and contains a level of lovingly crafted, sickeningly visceral gore which just wouldn't happen these days.

For a European film the acting isn't actually too bad and the set is very effective. This film of course has bad points. Loads of them, but as is sometimes the case with these trashy horrors, the bad bits are so bad that they end up enhancing the enjoyment of the picture. I love It.

Versions

uncut
uncut
1884:54s UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

US:   Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC cut
0:42s
18 84:12s UK: Passed 18 after 42s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2000 DIVID R2 DVD

The BBFC commented:

Cut required to sight of razor blade scraped along breast in medium close shot

This is the scene where one of the "punk" characters scrapes cocaine off the bare breast of Nina (the punk girl) with a razor blade

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC cut
2:04s
1886:16s
=82:49s
UK: Passed 18 after 2:04s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 cinema release
BBFC cut
1:05s
18 83:52s UK: Passed 18 after1:05s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1986 Avatar video by 1:05s

The BBFC cuts were:

  • a close-up of a Demon's tooth pushing though it's gum
  • a blind man having his eyes gouged out
  • a demon spitting goo into his victim
  • am man cutting a girls naked breast with a razor blade previously used for cutting cocaine
  • a demon get his hand mutilated in the spokes of a bike
  • a man having his eye forced onto a metal stake.
Demons 2

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  • Dèmoni 2: L'incubo ritorna
  • Demons 2: The Nightmare Is Back
  • Demons 2: The Nightmare Returns
Demons 2 is a1986 Italy horror film by Lamberto Bava.
With David Edwin Knight, Nancy Brilli and Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
Uncut by the BBFC. Cut in the US for an R rating but the uncut version is released unrated.

Summary Details

A birthday party in a high-security apartment buyilding is interrupted when the birthday girl is transformed into a vicious demon by watching a horror movie on TV.

Versions

uncut
Director's Cut
15 cert

18

MPAA
Unrated

87:17s UK: The Director's Cut was passed 15 uncut for: UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2000 Divid R2 DVD
  • 1993 GLS VHS
  • UK  Avatar VHS
  • 1987 cinema release

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

mpaa cut
~3:00s
MPAA R
MPAA
  US: There is also a cut US R Rated version that is 3 minutes shorter
Demons of the Mind

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Demons of the Mind is a 1972 UK horror thriller by Peter Sykes.
With Robert Hardy, Shane Briant, Gillian Hills. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
This Hammer thriller was cut by the BBFC for an X theatrical release in 1972. These cuts have persisted to all video versions since, which are all 18 rated. The 1990 Warner VHS was further cut by the BBFC. The same cut Theatrical Version is MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Review: Lush Looking

A physician discovers that two children are being kept virtually imprisoned in their house by their father. He investigates, and discovers a web of sex, incest and satanic possession.

Lush looking and skillfully illustrated Hammer Gothic horror period piece that might not have the class of some other Hammer entries, but it sure was entertaining.

Versions

BBFC cut
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cut:  
run: 89:09s
pal: 85:35s

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X cert

MPAA R

UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 18 for strong bloody violence with the 1990 video cuts waived for:

UK: The Theatrical Version was passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for

  • 1972 cinema release

US: The cut Theatrical Version is MPAA R rated for:

It is assumed that the material cut for the Theatrical Version has been lost and that this is the best available version.

Thanks to Vincenzo. The BBFC cuts for the Theatrical Version were:

  • Reel 4 - Reduce montage in which Fredericks wife is seen with gashes on her body.
     
  • Reel 7 - Considerably reduce throttling of the village girl by Emil, remove shot of him stuffing earth into her mouth and remove, as far as possible, shots of her face afterwards, also remove shots of Fredericks wife cutting her throat.
     
  • Reel 8 - Reduce the killing of Aunt Hilda by Emil, and remove the close shot of her dead face.
     
  • Reel 9 - Reduce as much as possible the shots of Fredericks body after he has been transfixed by a stake and the sounds of the cries.
BBFC cut
cut
cut: 18s+
run: 88:02s
pal: 84:31s
18UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 18 after 18s of further BBFC cuts for:
  • 1990 Warner VHS

Thanks to Vincenzo. The BBFC additional cuts for video were:

  • At 34m - During flashback montage superimposed on extreme close up of eye, after phrase on my wedding night remove visual of woman lying naked streaked with blood feeling her breasts as narrator shows excitement and disgust at the pain in the blood .
     
  • At 66m - In intercuts between woman being strangled on grass and woman strangling herself on bed, remove brief shot of woman's corpse lying bare breasted on grass streaked with blood.
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15 cert115:27s 2002 US comedy horror TV by Randy Zisk

Passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2003 Prism R2 DVD

The 1st 3 episodes from an unsuccessful TV series were shortened and converted into a movie length DVD. This is also missing a scene referring to repressed homosexuality presumably cut by the distributor. See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

Demystifying the Devil: An Unauthorized Biography On Marilyn Manson

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Versions

1:31s 1887:25s 2000 US documentary by Chris Nicholas

Cut in 2000. Submitted twice, the 2nd time pre-cut presumably to remove or mask the same scenes. Manson having oral sex with another guy and Manson exposing his dick.


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