Do Or Die is a 1991 USA action adventure by Andy Sidaris. Starring Pat Morita, Erik Estrada and Dona Speir.
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1991 and 1996. Uncut and MPAA R rated
in the US.
Two beautiful American special agents are given a head start by an oriental crime boss. The head start is to get away from the teams of assassins he has lined
up to kill them. Numerous visual costume changes later, the busty duo team up with other agents to make a convenient team of eight, all paired off in a boy/girl manner.
'Doc' is a 1971 USA western by Frank Perry. With Stacy Keach, Faye Dunaway and Harris Yulin.
Cut by the BBFC for an AA (14) rated cinema release. Violence was restored
but a cock fight was cut for DVD.
One night of 1881, Doc Holliday, a famous poker gambler, enters the 'No Name Saloon'. There, he challenges a man to poker, betting his horse against his
opponent's wife. Doc wins and from now on, Katie Fisher, also known as Katie Elder, will follow him wherever he goes. Their next destination is Tombstone, where the law is represented by Sheriff Wyatt Earp. When they arrive, the election campaign is in
full swing. Earp runs for candidate but the Clantons, a family gang of outlaw cowboys, are not among his keenest supporters. Conflict erupts following the failure of some shadowy bargaining and Doc decides to join Wyatt and his brothers. The four of them
gather at the O.K. Corral where the seven Clanton brothers are waiting for them.
Doctor Sleep is a 2019 USA horror by Mike Flanagan. Starring Jacob Tremblay, Rebecca Ferguson and Ewan McGregor.
Exists as a Theatrical Version and a substantially longer Director's Cut.
Both versions are MPAA R rated. The Theatrical Version was 15 rated by the BBFC.
On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of
sustenance. They look harmless-mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and tween Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the "steam" that children with the "shining"
produce when they are slowly tortured to death. Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father's legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence.
Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant "shining" power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes "Doctor
Sleep." Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan's own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra's soul...
Reviewers seem to concur that
teh Director's Cut is well worthwhile and is a more tension filled experience.
US: The Director's Cut is MPAA R rated for disturbing and violent content, some bloody images, language, nudity and drug
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There is new material throughout the film. Some of them are brand new stuff that was never included in the theatrical version, and there are also a handful of expanded (or changed) scenes. There was never any intention to release this
cut in the cinema, we always knew that it was too long. But we worked on it alongside the theatrical version throughout the post, and it was much easier to make difficult decisions on average because we knew that one day this view could see the light of
There are definitely some big new scenes. I don't want to spoil any of this, but I can say that there is consistently new material (even in the last act in the Overlook). Some of my favorite things were Young Danny and Wendy
(there is great material with Alex Essoe that I love to be restored here) and fans of the book will know it. There are also a whole host of new things that young Abra includes in the first act of the film to learn more about her glamor and how it affects
The President of the High Council of the Time Lords
is assassinated, and the Doctor, newly returned to Gallifrey, is the prime suspect. But the Doctor knows someone is framing him, and must rely on the help of the reluctant Castellan Kelner to unveil a traitor in the High Council. Ultimately, the trail
leads to the dying, vengeful Master, who wishes to harness the powers of Rassilon's greatest discovery, the mythical Eye of Harmony. But to do so would mean the destruction of Gallifrey, and to prevent this, the Doctor must risk his life in the surreal
landscape of the Matrix
Doctor Who: The Talons of Weng Chiang is a 1977 UK family Sci-Fi adventure by David Maloney. Starring Tom Baker, Louise Jameson and John Bennett.
Cut by the BBFC for 1988 VHS. Uncut for 2003 DVD.
Trigger warning on Britbox
The episode made the news in 2020 when BritBox added a silly trigger warning to the episode, noting that it contains
stereotypes that some may find offensive. A BritBox source said:
BritBox provides a wide variety of programming from different decades for our subscribers to choose from. Some of this content reflects the times and
attitudes of the time in which these programmes were made. Appropriate warnings are on the site to flag sensitive material and enable our subscribers to make their own choices as to what they watch.
The Doctor and Leela land in Victorian London, and find themselves in the middle of missing girls, mutilated bodies, and vicious Chinese gangs. The Palace theater, presenting hypnotist Li H'sen Chang seems to be at the
center of it all.
UK: Passed 12 after 1:06s of BBFC category cuts for:
1996 BBC Worldwide VHS
The American spin-off of Doctor Who, according to the BBFC, contained scenes of irrelevant violence which would have been unacceptable in Britain for any category lower than 15, so for the sake of the youngsters it was cut
for a 12 as follows:
4 s of Chang Lee's gang firing at the departing car.
22 s of Chang Lee and his two friends trying to avoid being shot, with only Chang Lee ultimately remaining alive.
5 s of the third and fourth gunmen aiming at Lee. (In the UK
video we only see the first two, following on from the deleted 22 seconds of material that explains where Chang Lee's two friends have miraculously disappeared to!)
8 s of the gunmen firing at the newly-materialized TARDIS. (In the UK video a
reaction shot of the gunmen - taken from material earlier cut - is used to bridge the gap between the TARDIS appearing and the Doctor stepping out of it!)
15-20s cut from the operating scene. From the moment that Grace's operation starts to go
wrong the material has been quite substantially re-edited, so much so that the music has had to be tinkered about with in order to disguise this. The re-edit is quite good, and unlike the earlier gun- battle is quite unobtrusively done. Nevertheless, it
considerably tones down the impact of the scene. The shots of Grace trying to pull the probe out have been cut to a minimum, and her reference
to its having snapped off and remained stuck in the Doctor have gone. The attempts to resuscitate the
Doctor have been cut back, and his final scream has been completely excised - he never seen to regain consciousness.
1s The close-up shot of the Master actually twisting Chang Lee's head is cut. Thus on the UK version we cut straight from the
shot of the Master caressing Chang Lee to those of the Doctor screaming and the body falling.
Document of the Dead is a 1980 USA horror documentary by Roy Frumkes
Starring George A. Romero, Susan Tyrrell and Nicole Potter
From IMDb. Originally a 66 minute feature, it has since been expanded two times. First, in 1989, when an 84 minute version was released, featuring new interviews
from the set of Two Evil Eyes. Then, in 2012, it was released as The Definitive Document of the Dead, with a 102 minute runtime, featuring new footage filmed through 2006.
The Domino Killings is a 1977 UK / USA / Mexico thriller by Stanley Kramer. Starring Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen and Richard Widmark.
BBFC category cuts were required for an A rated 1978 cinema release. Later
uncut and 15 rated for 1986 VHS.
Tucker is a chronic underachiever and a loser. A Vietnam war veteran who just can't seem to keep out of trouble, in the years since his discharge. The only
thing he got out of the war was his skill with a rifle. Now, serving a long stretch in prison for murder, he has hit rock-bottom. But one day a man in a three-piece suit visits him in prison, a man he has never seen before, and informs him that he can
walk out of prison a free man if he will shoot someone for them, no questions asked.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
1986 Channel 5 VHS
6:28s category cuts
UK: Passed A (PG) after 6:28s of category cuts for:
The Don is Dead is a 1973 USA action crime thriller by Richard Fleischer. With Anthony Quinn, Frederic Forrest, Robert Forster.
Cut by the BBFC for 1973. Unsure about the 1988 VHS, but uncut since 2013
DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
After his mistress is murdered a Mafia leader goes after the killer with a bloody vengeance. Soon after the hunt begins, a gang war ensues.
The pacing of The Don Is Dead is excellent. Each scene is tightly cut but nothing is rushed. Whether an action scene or a whispered conversation, everything is given as much time as necessary but nothing more. The shootings and
bombings - of which there are many - are done properly: in other words quickly but credibly.
Fleischer demonstrates in The Don Is Dead that he was a master film director.
This determination was formally reconsidered by the BBFC at the request of the submitting company. The BBFC carefully considered the arguments put forward by the submitting company, and looked
again at the relevant submitted material, but concluded that its original determination was appropriate.
The original cut, which was screened at Sundance in 2013, was given an NC-17 rating by the MPAA. Director Joseph Gordon-Levitt cut some graphic porn footage that his character is watching
This determination was formally reconsidered by the BBFC at the request of the submitting company. The BBFC carefully considered the arguments put forward by the submitting company, and looked again at the relevant
submitted material, but concluded that its original determination was appropriate.
hout the movie from the final cut, which received an R rating.
He chose to cut some of this footage since he didn't want
people to think this movie was solely about porn after being confronted with sexually graphic footage.
Donnie Brasco is a 1997 USA crime biography by Mike Newell. Starring Al Pacino, Johnny Depp and Michael Madsen.
Exists as the preferred Theatrical Version and an Extended Version. The
differences are uncontentious.
This true story follows FBI agent Joe Pistone as he infiltrates the mafia of New York. Befriending Lefty Ruggiero, Pistone (under the name Donnie Brasco) is
able to embed himself in a mafia faction led by Sonny Black. Ruggiero and Pistone become tight as the group goes about collecting money for 'the bosses'. Eventually, the group become big-time when Black himself becomes a boss; all the while, Pistone
collects evidence. However, the trials and tribulations of the undercover work become more than Pistone can bear. His marriage falls apart, and to top it off, the mafia suspect a mole in the organization. The real dilemma is afforded to Pistone, who
knows if he walks away from the mafia, Ruggiero will be the one punished.
UK: The Extended Version was passed 18
uncut for strong violence for:
2017 Sony [Extended + Theatrical Versions] R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at UK
See article from movie-censorship.com . The Extended Version contains 20 minutes of additional material but this is uncontentious dialogue and may have
been best left on the cutting room floor.
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut
for strong violence for:
1998 Entertainment in Video VHS
1997 Entertainment in Video VHS
997 cinema release
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
2019 Mill Creek Entertainment RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon
Donnie Darko is a 2001 USA Sci-Fi thriller by Richard Kelly. Starring Jake
Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone and Mary McDonnell.
Exists as a Theatrical Version and a Director's Cut. Both are 15 rated by the BBFC and MPAA R rated in the US.
Donnie Darko doesn't get along too well with his family,
his teachers and his classmates; but he does manage to find a sympathetic friend in Gretchen, who agrees to date him. He has a compassionate psychiatrist, who discovers hypnosis is the means to unlock hidden secrets. His other companion may not be a true
ally. Donnie has a friend named Frank - a large bunny which only Donnie can see. When an engine falls off a plane and destroys his bedroom, Donnie is not there. Both the event, and Donnie's escape, seem to have been caused by supernatural events.
Donnie's mental illness, if such it is, may never allow him to find out for sure.
UK: The Director's Cut was
passed 15 uncut for strong language and psychological horror for:
2021 Arrow [Theatrical Version + Director's Cut] R0 4K Blu-ray at UK Amazon
Limited Edition [Director's Cut + Theatrical] RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon
From Imdb. This new cut includes additional scenes, some changes to the soundtrack, a much improved sound mix. Also, pages from the Philosophy of Time Travel, previously viewable only as a DVD extra or on the website, have been inserted between
scenes. The result is a movie that tells a much more coherent story.
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language and psychological horror for:
2021 Arrow [Theatrical Version + Director's Cut] R0 4K Blu-ray at UK Amazon
Limited Edition [Director's Cut + Theatrical] RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon
Don't Answer the Phone! is a 1980 USA horror thriller by Robert Hammer. With James Westmoreland, Ben Frank and Flo Lawrence.
Cut for an MPAA R rating and for UK cinema release. The pre-cert video
looks likely to have been the cut UK cinema version and was seized by police during the video nasties moral panic. Uncut in the US in an unrated version.
Summary Review: It's Nasty
A deeply disturbed
photographer and Vietnam veteran, named Kirk Smith, terrorizes Los Angeles by going around strangling lingerie-clad young women in their homes. He taunts Lindsay Gale, a young psychologist, by calling her on a radio call-in show to describe his sexual
hang-ups and misogynistic ways.
The movie's nasty and what there is of a plot is goofy. But Nicholas Worth scares the hell out of me every time I watch this. At once smug and terrified, forceful and helpless, his whimpering
panic-attack-tantrum gets right into my guts and makes me identify with this obscene morbid beefy creature.
The movie lets you learn just enough about the victims to experience their fear and pain with maximum possible sympathy
and intensity, and the sarcastic detective and other incidental characters get some hilarious lines.
UK: The Unrated Version was passed X (18) after about 1:00s of BBFC cuts for:
1980 cinema release
From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were:
The murder of the woman in the bedroom lost all footage of her being bound and her nightdress ripped open (shots of her breasts being scorched with candle wax were not present in the original submitted cinema print).
The strangling of the
model was heavily reduced and the shot of the killer placing a coin in her stocking was removed.
The killing of the prostitute lost a shot of a coin being placed in her stocking and tied.
UK: The running time suggests that the cut cinema version was released on pr-cert video for:
1981 Jaguar 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.
Don't Deliver Us From Evil is a 1971 France horror drama by Joël Séria Starring Jeanne Goupil, Catherine Wagener and Bernard Dhéran
The film was passed X uncut by the BBFC in 1971. The film was originally banned in France for blasphemy and wasn't released in the US for similar reasons. Later the film was rated 16 in France and released MPAA Unrated in the US.
During summer break, two bored Catholic schoolgirls vow to become Satanists and play a series of increasingly dangerous and morbid games.
France: The film was originally banned in France on grounds of
blasphemy. Later it ws reclassified as 16 rated.
From wiki; Despite significant cuts, the film was banned in its native France by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, who issued the statement:
The theme, extremely
daring in itself, has been exploited to the full and gives rise to a work that the Commission considers as one of the most unhealthy that it has had to examine, on account of the perversion, the sadism and the seeds of moral and mental destruction that
are contained therein.
US: The film initally wasn't screened in the US, again over fears of blasphemy.
Don't Go in the House is a 1979 US horror film by Joseph Ellison. With Dan Grimaldi, Robert Osth and Ruth Dardick.
Cut by the BBFC for 1980 cinema. Banned as a video nasty 1983. Cut by the BBFC for 1987 VHS. Uncut on DVD since 2012. There is also an extended version with additional plot.
Summary Review : A Bit
A slasher film about a victim of child abuse (Dan Grimaldi) who grows up to become a maniacal construction worker. He stalks women at discos, takes them home, then hangs them upside-down in a special
steel-walled room and sets them on fire.
Don't Go in the House gets off to a fairly good start, but after the first murder scene things begin to slowly fall a apart and it goes from a good movie to an average movie that never is able to
get off the ground.
The screenplay written by Joseph Ellison, Ellen Hammill and Joseph R. Masefield starts off well enough with some good insight into the mind of the villain, but there comes a point to where the story never moves forward and in
a sense it feels like the same scene is playing out over and over again.
Don't Go in the House isn't a terrible film, but it's just a bit lackluster, while it does have it's moments it just never reaches its full potential.
UK: Passed 18 uncut with a BBFC trigger warning for strong violence, nudity, domestic abuse:
2022 Arrow Limited Edition [Theatrical + Extended Versions] (RB) Blu-ray at UK
The longer running time suggests that this is the Extended Version
Don't Go Near the Park is a 1979 USA horror by Lawrence David Foldes. With Aldo Ray, Meeno Peluce and Tamara Taylor.
The pre-cert video release was banned as a video nasty in 1983. Passed 18
uncut on UK DVD in 2006
Summary Review: Wonderfully Bad
Two members of a superhuman and pre-historic tribe abuse the treasured secret of eternal youth. They are cursed to an eternity of old age with no
chance to ever die. Now, in present day Los Angeles, their only hope to recapture eternal youth is the ritualistic sacrifice of a 16-year-old female virgin. Their existence is discovered by an investigative reporter and a young runaway child and this
leads to an unexplained and terrifying confrontation.
Everything about this film goes way beyond amateur, from the 'old person' make up, to the Persian rug cavemen clothes, to the dissolve shot ageing FX. The lighting is abysmal;
spot lights are shone straight into the set giving each shot an early silent film style ring of shadow around the edge of the shot. The acting is appalling, especially from the grimacing Crackers Phinn. The plot progresses at bizarre speeds, some scenes
dragging on for way too long and other plot points zooming past at top speed.
Despite all of the above (or perhaps because of it) I love this movie. I really could bang on about it for days but I won't. If you ever find a copy (which isn't easy)
you have to see it. I defy you to find anything worse in such a truly wonderful way.
Don't Look in the Basement is a 1973 US horror video by SF Brownrigg. With Bill McGhee, Jessie Lee Fulton and Robert Dracup.
Cut by the BBFC for 1977 cinema release. Banned on VHS as a video nasty.
Passed 15 uncut on DVD in 2005. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Summary Review: A must-see for B horror fans
A young psychiatric nurse goes to work at a lonesome asylum following a murder. There, she
experiences varying degrees of torment from the patients.
Take an ensemble cast of good B grade actors, give them a good script, a somewhat original premise, and unobtrusive directing, and you may end up with a film that
over-achieves as much as Don't Look in the Basement did.
The film takes place in a large house which is home to several psychotic individuals. The film starts with the head of the hospital being chopped up with an axe. The rest of the film
builds tension and successfully develops the individual psychoses of the in-mates. After a while it becomes very unclear who is a patient and who is a doctor.
In the end, Don't Look in the Basement is a cleverly plotted film which benefits
from generally good acting and directing and not-overly-ambitious camera work.
UK: Passed 15 uncut with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
Don't Look Now is a 1973 UK / Italy horror thriller by Nicolas Roeg. Starring Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland and Hilary Mason.
Uncut and BBFC X/18 rated from 1973 to 1986. Uncut and 15 rated since 2001.
The film was originally cut in the US for an R rating but home video releases have been the uncut version.
John and Laura Baxter are in Venice when they meet a pair of
elderly sisters, one of whom claims to be psychic. She insists that she sees the spirit of the Baxters' daughter, who recently drowned. Laura is intrigued, but John resists the idea. He, however, seems to have his own psychic flashes, seeing their
daughter walk the streets in her red cloak, as well as Laura and the sisters on a funeral gondola.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong sex, violence and injury detail:
Don't Open Till Christmas is a 1985 UK slasher by Edmund Purdom. With Edmund Purdom and Alan Lake.
Cut by the BBFC for VHS, and seemingly pre-cut for UK DVD. Uncut in the
Summary Review: A certain charm
It's Christmas-time in London, and someone is killing people dressed as Santa Claus. The murderer is a plainclothes sicky who hunts down St. Nick impersonators,
bumping them off in grizzly ways including impalement and urinal-side castration!
The film has a certain charm.... and some beautiful naked women. It's a fantastic 80's slasher film
UK: A Re-edited Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
2003 Film 2000 R2 DVD
This "re-edited version" was missing a violent scene at 14m 42s showing a "drunken" Santa having his brains blown out. This 23s scene has now been replaced by a completely different scene showing a Santa being castrated. This 85s
scene which takes place in a shopping centre should have appeared in the film at 61m 31s.
UK: Passed 18 after 2:13s of BBFC cuts for:
1985 Vestron VHS
The following scenes were cut:
the killer running a cut throat razor over Pat Astley's naked body twice to establish she is a girl;
the peep show santa being stabbed, spitting blood and shots of blood splashing on the peep show girl's window;
in the London
dungeon scene a doomed Santa originally came across a blood splattered body (possibly a mannequin).
His subsequent death by stabbing has been reduced as well;
the undercover cop Santa's death is now totally incoherent: in the full
version the killer (who has a spike in his shoe) kicks him in the groin, punches him in the face with a spiked glove then punches his throat with the glove. A second Santa (played by screenwriter Derek Ford) comes to his aid and loses an eyeball in the
process. All that remains of this sequence in the British version is a shot of the spiked shoe and brief shots of the first punch and the cop Santa on the floor
due to an editing fault, in the UK video shots of a dead body on a trapdoor are
missing replaced by a brief moment from the next scene;
the infamous scene where Santa is castrated in a public toilet is missing several shots of blood spurting in the urinal;
the scene where the killer kidnaps the peep show girl
(Kelly Baker) is missing shots of her being tied up with chains
Belinda Mayne's character being stabbed twice has been deleted
Don't Play With Fire is a 1980 Hong Kong action crime thriller by Hark Tsui. Starring Lieh Lo, Chen Chi Lin and Albert Au.
The UK pre-cert VHS release was cut.
Three lazybones friends manufacture a firebomb and place it in a cinema. Pearl, a sadistic young girl, has observed the scene, follows the bombers and starts to manipulate them. The
four criminals plan more and more daring acts.
The Doors is a 1991 USA music biography by Oliver Stone. Starring Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan and Kyle MacLachlan.
Exists as a Theatrical Version and the Final Cut, shortened by the
Oliver Stone's homage to 1960s rock group The Doors also doubles as a biography of the group's late singer, the "Electric Poet" Jim Morrison. The
movie follows Morrison from his days as a film student in Los Angeles to his death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971. The movie features a tour-de-force performance by Val Kilmer, who not only looks like Jim Morrison's long-lost twin brother, but also
sounds so much like him that he did much of his own singing. It has been written that even the surviving Doors had trouble distinguishing Kilmer's vocals from Morrison's originals.
The Final Cut
UK: The Final Cut was passed 18 uncut for drug
2019 Studiocanal [Final Cut + Theatrical Version] RB 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon
US: The Final Cut is Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
2019 Sony [Final Cut + Theatrical Version] (RA) 4k Blu-ray at US Amazon
Oliver Stone commented about his Final Cut:
I've made one cut of 3 minutes to a scene I thought it was superfluous to the ending, which helps close the film in a more powerful way.
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for strong sex, hard drug use:
Dorfman in Love is a 2011 USA comedy romance by Brad Leong. With Sara Rue, Elliott Gould and Scott Wilson.
Originally given an R Rating but reduced to PG-13 on appeal
Unknowingly trapped in her role as caretaker of her unappreciative family, a young single woman desperately needs to get her own life. When she volunteers to cat sit at her unrequited love's downtown L.A
loft, her world, as she knows it, changes forever.
US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:
2013 Virgil Films and Entertainment R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 28th May 2013
Originally given an R Rating but reduced to PG-13 on appeal
Dorian Gray is a 2009 UK mystery fantasy thriller by Oliver
Parker Starring Ben Barnes, Colin Firth and Rebecca Hall
Category cuts were required for 15 rated cinema and home video releases in the UK. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
A naïve young man. A lovelorn
artist. A corruptible Lord. A deal with the Devil. It all paints a dark picture of a Victorian London and how the rich and infamous party at their peril. Here, the telling of time and its consequence of experience for life's treasures' takes its toll on
the body, mind and soul. The haunting and bleak tale of power, greed, vanity and inevitable self-destruction is ever present amongst the deceit, opium dens and sin.
Uncut and MPAA R rated for sexual content including nudity, violence and some drug use
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, sex and drug use:
2010 Technicolor/Momentum (RB) Blu-ray
2009 Technicolor/Momentum R2 DVD
2009 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
An incomplete version of Dorian Gray was originally submitted to the BBFC for advice. The BBFC advised the company that, as it stood, the film was likely to achieve an '18'
classification. However, the company was also informed that reductions in two scenes could result in the requested '15' classification.
When the finished film was submitted, these changes had been made according to the
Specifically, a scene in which a tea party is intercut with shots showing Dorian's sadomasochistic excesses was toned down to remove or reduce the more explicit moments (explicit sight of a fingernail being pulled off, explicit
sight of a chest being cut with a razor in a sexual context, explicit sight of blood being sucked from a woman's breasts and sight of a restrained man being beaten).
Additionally, a murder scene was toned down to
remove the sense of dwelling on the infliction of pain and injury (reduction in the number of stabbings, removal of a blood spurt from man's neck, reduction in sight of victim choking on his blood).
The Dorm that Dripped Blood - 1982 US slasher by Jeff Obrow & Stephen Carpenter See Pranks
Double Dragon is a 1994 USA action comedy adventure by James Yukich (as James Nickson). Starring Robert Patrick, Mark Dacascos and Scott Wolf.
Passed PG uncut for UK 1995 cinema release, but was cut for a 12 rated 1997
VHS. Presumably uncut for 12 rated home video releases of 2015. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.
Set 15 years in the future in post-earthquake California, where San Diego and Los
Angeles are merged into one city, two teenage brothers have half of a powerful ancient Chinese talisman. Millionaire Koga Shuko (a.k.a. Guisman) has the other half and determines to get the brothers' half in order to have the complete medallion and the
absolute power of the magical Double Dragon talisman.
Downton Abbey is a 2019 UK period drama by Michael Engler. Starring
Michelle Dockery, Maggie Smith and Tuppence Middleton.
Passed PG uncut by the BBFC. In Ireland the film was originally rated 12A but this was reduced on appeal to PG for brief homophobic reference.
The BBFC commented further it its
annual report covering 2019:
As well as mild bad language ('bloody'), there is discriminatory language ('queers'), but importantly this is not condoned by the film as a whole. There is also a scene of threat in which
two men wrestle for possession of a gun. Downton Abbey is classified PG for mild threat and language.
The Irish Film Classification Office (IFCO) revealed that the film was initially given a 12A rating due to several offensive
references to the sexuality of a gay butler, Thomas Barrow. A subplot in which Barrow visits a gay club in York sees the bar raided by police who are verbally abusive towards the gay men, describing them as 'perverts' and 'queers'.
In fact filmmakers
had consulted a historical adviser who said that Barrow's experiences are an accurate depiction of gay life in interwar Britain. The plot was also praised by LGBT+ activists.
So the movie's distributor Universal were no doubt confident in appealing
IFCO's decision, seeking a PG rating. The appeal was duly won and the film has now been re-rated to PG for brief homophobic reference.
The appeals board felt an audience familiar with its characters and setting would have been aware of the storyline
about a gay character, so they changed the rating to a PG.
Adapted from the hit TV series Downton Abbey that tells the story of the Crawley family, a wealthy owner of a
large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century.