Face/Off is a 1997 US action film by John Woo. With John Travolta, Nicolas Cage and Joan Allen.
Cut by the BBFC for all UK releases so far, but the cut would be waived if
resubmitted. Uncut in the US. There is said to be a slightly longer version preferred by John Woo but this has never seen the light of day.
The BBFC cut 7s from the 1997 cinema release and 1998 Buena Vista video/DVD/Blu-ray
The same cuts list was implemented slightly less severely for the Buena Vista DVD/Blu-rays
Archer (John Travolta) asks his daughter whether she has protection and demonstrates a butterfly knife by whirling it around. This demonstration does not pass the censor as the butterfly knife is on their list of no-no's. One moment
the blade is fully extended, and the next it is closed seemingly with no noise or movement. Also the cut causes a rather obvious sudden jump in the music track.
The girl eventually gets to use the butterfly knife by
stabbing Archer, but we don't get to see the knife when it is opened in butterfly format.
Face to Face is a 1967 Spain / Italy western by Sergio Sollima. Starring Tomas Milian, Gian Maria Volonté and William Berger.
A long version was cut for an 'A' rated 1968 cinema release. A shorter
version was passed 15 uncut for 1993 VHS and 12 uncut for 2010 Blu-ray. The same shorter version is uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US. The longer Italian Version has been released throughout Europe.
History Professor Brad Fletcher heads west for his health, but falls in with Soloman Bennett's outlaw gang. Fascinated by their way of life, Fletcher finally takes over the gang, leading with a new 'efficient' ruthlessness.
When Brad spots Joland Modio bathing in the river there should be a short sequence of him chasing her before he attacks her.
A few shots of the Vigilantes finishing up the attack on the Bandit town before Beau arrives.
of the fleeing outlaws in the desert. You don't see the wagon breaking a wheel and the group splitting into two. And you don't see Linda Veras handing a child up to Brad to carry away on horseback, rather than go with him herself.
Faces of Death is a 1981 US documentary video by Conan Le Cilaire. With Michael Carr, Samuel Berkowitz and Mary Ellen Brighton.
A heavily cut version was banned as a vide nasty in 1982. It was passed 18 by the BBFC in 2003 with cuts for animal cruelty. It is uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US and there is an extended version on Dutch VHS.
Review : Quite a reputation
Mixed bag of death scenes, badly acted surgical and autopsy scenes, monkey brain eating, phony video footage of death by alligator and bear, political assassinations
Faces of Death has quite a reputation. Needless to say, there's no way the film will live up to its own hype. The narration is predictable, all the scenes involving human death are faked, and the final twenty minutes are
basically newsreel footage, which we've all seen elsewhere. The film runs around 105 minutes, which is way too long for something of this nature.
However, the film is now a cultural icon and it's most definitely worth
seeing, provided you're a fan of horror movies, exploitation films, or bizarre fringe relics.
The only real death you see is in the beginning where we see all sorts of animals slaughtered. It's not as bad as it sounds
though. The animals weren't killed for the film, but rather as part of the routine slaughtering that happens everyday.
Netherlands: An Extended Version is available on VHS
US: The Extended Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
15m 42s. A shot of a man holding a long knife is longer (at the end of a reel).
20m 33s. Two extra shots of streets in the Middle East
32m 28s. An extra medium close up of a man (at the end of a reel).
101m 14s. A complete
extra 2m 6s sequence involving a psychic
However the Extended Version is missing a gas chamber execution scene that has appeared on a German release (albeit only in VHS quality)
UK: Passed 18 after 2:19s of BBFC cuts for:
2003 International Trading/Screen Entertainment R2 DVD
The BBFC commented:
Compulsory cuts required to sight of fighting dogs and monkey being cruelly beaten to death.
The BBFC have also clarified
exactly which part of the monkey eating scene has been cut.
The part of the scene that shows the brains being eaten (out of an obviously fake rubber head) has NOT been cut. What we HAVE cut is the
material leading up to that in which a clearly real and clearly terrified monkey ("goaded to fear and fury" as the Animals Act puts it) is brought to the table in a special 'monkey eating' contraption and is then bashed on the head. It seems
entirely possible that the head bashing was done with rubber hammers and the monkey came to no harm. However, the monkey was clearly - at least in the short term - restricted in a cage/head clamp and terrified and this is prohibited by law.
UK: A heavily pre-cut version was banned as a video nasty for:
19882 Atlantis VHS
A video heavily cut by 32:36s was released by Atlantis Video Productions in September 1982. This was listed as a video nasty in July 1983. It stayed banned throughout the panic and so became
one of the collectable DPP39s
The short US Version was further cut by 1:54s for the 2004 International
Trading DVD: Cuts required to remove three sequences of real animal cruelty (rabbit being bashed against tree and continuing to struggle as its head is cut off; man biting head off chicken; and monkey with stick in
mouth having tube forced down throat and liquid syringed into eyes).
Cut when the US print was submitted by International
Trading in 2004: A cut was required to remove a scene of graphic sexual violence. Cuts to remove images in a video used in a court case involving a sex crime, including forcible stripping, knife threat and preparation for rape. The
pseudo-documentary context was not considered a mitigating factor.
The BBFC cut was to remove footage during a trial scene where a rapist (played by director John Alan Schwartz) films himself as he prepares to attack a woman.
The BBFC c ut 57s from the Embassy video submitted in 1987:
Thanks to Bleach:
At 44.5 mins - Remove all but first establishing shot of woman's clothes being cut, and reduce substantially the following scene in which car is driven wildly with her tied to the front, removing in particular all shots revealing her naked breasts
(extreme long shot where no breast exposure is clear may remain).
The cut clip is shown more or less in its entirety in the Ozploitation documentary.
The Fall is a 2006 USA / India comedy fantasy adventure by Tarsem Singh (as Tarsem). Starring Lee Pace, Catinca Untaru and Justine Waddell.
Cut by the BBFC for 15 rated cinema and video release in 2008. Uncut and
MPAA R rated in the US.
At a Los Angeles hospital in the 1920s, Alexandria is a child recovering from a broken arm. She befriends Roy Walker, a movie stunt man with legs paralyzed after
a fall. At her request, Roy tells her an elaborate story about six men of widely varied backgrounds who are on a quest to kill a corrupt provincial governor. Between chapters of the story, Roy inveigles Alexandria to scout the hospital's pharmacy for
morphine. As Roy's fantastic tale nears its end, Death seems close at hand.
The Fall of the House of Usher is a 1960 US horror by Roger Corman. With Vincent Price, Mark Damon and Myrna Fahey.
Cut by the BBFC for cinema release. Uncut for home video
Summary Review: Horror Classic
Philip arrives at the Usher mansion seeking his loved one, Madeline. Upon arriving, however,
he discovers that Madeline and her brother Roderick Usher have been afflicted with a mysterious malady: Roderick's senses have become painfully acute, while Madeline has become catatonic. Roderick tells his guest of an old Usher family curse: any time
there has been more than one Usher child, all of the siblings have gone insane and died horrible deaths. As the days wear on, the effects of the curse reach their terrifying climax.
Intelligent, subtle and effective, with good
sets and costumes and excellent work from script writer Richard Matheson, composer Les Baxter, cameraman Floyd Crosby and art director Daniel Haller. All united by Corman's smart, stylish, fluent direction. Truly deserving of it's reputation as horror
Family Guy Season 7: Road to Germany is a animation comedy by Greg Colton, James Purdum... Starring Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein and Seth Green.
Season 7 Episode 3 was passed 15 uncut by the BBFC but the director's commentary track in the DVD extras was cut for a 15 rating. 3 mild uses of the word 'cunt' over and above the single use in a joke in the original episode were
considered too much for a 15 rating. The commentary also notes that original TV broadcast replaced the use of the the word 'cunt' by 'bitch'.
Family Jewels is a 1975 France adult film by Jean-Claude Laureux. With Françoise Brion, Corinne O'Brien and Michel Fortin.
Initially banned by the BBFC for 1975 cinema release. later cut for cinema releases
in 1976, 1985 and 1992. Also cut for 1987 VHS.
Summary Review: What might have been
Between Just Jaeckin's Emmanuelle packing Champs Elyse'es theaters to the rafters and the dirty movie deluge that was
just around the corner, Continental carnal cinema got a taste of what might have been had the budding genre been allowed to progress logically without stringent government interference ruining its potential. French fornication filmmakers believed that
their explicit sexual content would eventually be assimilated by mainstream entertainment. Alas, this was not to be, the country's draconian X Law - slapping humongous taxes on all aspects of adult film production and distribution - to blame only
in part for this evolution or rather lack thereof.
The sole directorial effort of Jean-Claude Laureux, erstwhile cherished collaborator of the late great Louis Malle, remains an ambitious attempt to blend traditional
cinema with the plentiful pulchritude and still simulated yet surprisingly graphic sexual activity allowed by recently relaxed censorship laws. By way of knee jerk reaction, the movie was briefly banned altogether by the commission for film
classification until progressive Cultural Secretary of State Michel Guy overrode their decision, liberating the title for release with an 18 certificate.
This mild-mannered social satire of the country's privileged upper
middle classes, themselves close to extinction post May 1968, plays out like a mixture of neutered Claude Chabrol and French boulevard theater.
UK: Passed 18 after 22s of compulsory BBFC cuts for:
1992 cinema release titled Games Maids Play
UK: Passed 18 after 9:17s of compulsory BBFC cuts for:
Fando Y Lis is a 1968 Mexico fantasy adventure by Alejandro Jodorowsky (as Alexandro Jodorowsky). Starring Tamara Garina, Sergio Kleiner and Diana Mariscal.
There are no censorship issues with this film but there was once an alternative version. Shortly after Federico Fellini's Satyricon (1969) was released to appreciative audiences in the USA, an English dubbed version was hurriedly
released that was re-edited to appear more Felliniesque and was 13 minutes shorter than the original edit. It was a critical and financial flop... and hasn't been seen since.
Fando and his partially paralyzed lover Lis search for the mythical city of Tar. Based on Jodorowsky's memories of a play by surrealist Fernando Arrabal.
Fangs Of The Living Dead is a 1969 Spain / Italy horror by Amando de Ossorio. Starring Anita Ekberg, Gianni Medici and Diana Lorys.
Exists as a standard version and a shortened US TV version.
Beautiful fashion model Sylvia Morel (Anita Ekberg) receives news that she has inherited a castle from her uncle. Her curiosity leads her to journey to a remote village to see her new house. Once there, she learns
of her family's history and soon falls under the spell of her uncle. He wants her to become the new matriarch of the family ... a clan of vampires! This chilling tale of bloodsuckers was directed by Spanish horror director Amando de Ossorio (The Lorely's
Grasp, Night of the Sorcerers, the Blind Dead
Fanny and Alexander is a 1982 Sweden / France / West Germany drama by Ingmar Bergman. Starring Bertil Guve, Pernilla Allwin and Kristina Adolphson.
Made as a TV series and then edited down to make a cinema version. The
director has stated that the original TV version is his preferred version
It's the early twentieth century Sweden. Adolescent siblings Alexander and Fanny Ekdahl
lead a relatively joyous and exuberant life with their well-off extended paternal family, led by the family matriarch, their grandmother, Helena Ekdahl. The openness of the family culture is exemplified by Helena's now deceased husband ending up becoming
best friends with one of her lovers, a Jewish puppet maker named Isak Jacobi, and their Uncle Gustav Adolf's open liaison with one of the family maids, Maj, who everyone in the family adores, even Gustav Adolf's wife, Alma. Between the siblings,
Alexander in particular has inherited the family's love of storytelling, his parents and his grandmother who are actors and who manage their own theater. Things change for Alexander and Fanny when their father, Oscar, dies shortly after Christmas 1907.
Although she truly does believe she loves him, the children's mother, Emilie, decides to marry Bishop Edvard Vergérus, who she first met as the officiate at ...
Fanny Hill is a 1983 UK / West Germany comedy romance by Gerry O'Hara. Starring Lisa Foster, Oliver Reed and Wilfrid Hyde-White.
Heavily cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema release in 1983. Further
cuts were then required for 18 rated VHS. The BBFC cuts were waived for 18 rated DVD in 2005. Heavily cut in the US for an MPAA R rating.
Happily engaged to her
handsome fiance, Charles, Fanny is soon hit with one misfortune after another until she is forced to become a prostitute to survive. This is the story, with many erotic asides, of her struggle to regain her pride in herself and find happiness in life
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex and nudity with previous BBFC cuts waived:
2005 Optimum Releasing video titled Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure
UK: The cut cinema version was passed 18 after 1:34s of further compulsory BBFC cuts:
1997 Polygram VHS
1987 Brent Walker VHS
UK: Passed 18 after 4:31s of compulsory BBFC cuts:
1983 cinema release
US: Heavily cut for an MPAA R rating.
The R-rated version has
been toned down. The lesbian scene with Fanny and Phoebe was heavily edited. Some of the sexual trysts Fanny and Phoebe were spying on were edited and Phoebe's S&M stage performance was entirely cut.
Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure is a 1964 USA/West Germany comedy by Russ Meyer and Albert Zugsmith. With Letícia Román, Miriam Hopkins and Ulli Lommel.
Banned by the BBFC for 1965 cinema release. A number of local authorities overruled
the BBFC ban and allowed the film to be shown.
Young, pretty and innocent Fanny Hill has lost her parents and must find her way in life amidst the perils of turbulent 18th century London. She is
fortunate enough to find rapidly a place as chambermaid of the effusive Mrs. Brown. Mrs. Brown lives in a large house teeming with female "relatives" in négligée and with very relaxed manners. She also insists that Fanny meets alone various
gentlemen who show an ardent interest in Fanny.
Inane dialogue in this Russ Meyer burlesque farce/love story....but the naughty subject matter and low cut dresses were probably enough to keep the viewing public interested.
Fantasia is a 1940 USA family animation fantasy by Norman Ferguson (as Norm Ferguson), James Algar (uncredited)... Starring Leopold Stokowski, Deems Taylor and
Originally released in a Roadshow version but was subsequently shortened for theatrical release and home video. The film was restored to its full length for its 60th anniversary home video release, but by this time political
correctness had become an issue and this resulted in cuts being made by Disney. All releases have been U rated by the BBFC.
Disney animators set pictures to Western
classical music as Leopold Stokowski conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra. "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" features Mickey Mouse as an aspiring magician who oversteps his limits. "The Rite of Spring" tells the story of evolution, from
single-celled animals to the death of the dinosaurs. "Dance of the Hours" is a comic ballet performed by ostriches, hippos, elephants, and alligators. "Night on Bald Mountain" and "Ave Maria" set the forces of darkness and
light against each other as a devilish revel is interrupted by the coming of a new day.
Restored Roadshow Version
UK: Passed U for mild violence, scary scenes after studio cuts for political correctness:
The film was restored in 2000 based on the original Roadshow Version. However the film was censored by the producers for political correctness. From IMDb:
For the 60th anniversary DVD, one scene on the
Pastoral sequence was digitally altered to remove a black centaurette. In the scene, Bacchus is being lead to his throne, while the black centaurette rolls out a red carpet. The change now makes the carpet appear to be rolling by itself.
Fantasm is a 1976 Australia comedy by Richard Franklin (as Richard Bruce). Starring John Holmes, Uschi Digard and Candy Samples.
Banned by the BBFC for 1977 cinema release but passed X the next year after
very heavy cuts. Still heavily cut by the BBFC for 2010 DVD. Uncut in the US.
Professor Jurgen Notafreud explores the 10 most common female sexual fantasies.
Thanks to Gary:
The film is softcore bit you can glimpse John Holmes's erection very briefly in an underwater sex scene (which was mostly cut by the OFLC on original release) but it really is blink and miss it. There is also brief penis
kissing in the pool scene. Does that count as fellatio?
This is an erotic film, quite advanced for its time. A must see for those wishing to see
softcore stars Rene Bond, Uschi Digart in the nude with their hairy bushes.
All the outrageous nudity is innocently explained away in scientific jargon by a Professor to get under the oppressive censorship of those
Cuts were required to remove potentially harmful material in two scenes. In the first case, cuts were made to remove an eroticised scene of sexual violence in which the victim responds positively to the assault.
In the second, cuts were made to remove dialogue likely to encourage an interest in sexually abusive activity, in this case incest.
UK: Passed X after substantial BBFC cuts for:
1978 cinema release
UK: Banned by the BBFC for
1977 cinema release
One state (Queensland) banned Fantasm at the time of its release.
Fantasm Comes Againg is 1977 Australia sex comedy by Colin Eggleston. with Rick Cassidy, Con Covert and Uschi Digard.
Summary Review: 70's sleaze-orama
and a professional writer at a newspaper agency read over 10 different erotic letters detailing the erotic escapes of various women for their sexual advice column.
If you like films from the 70's, you'll probably like this
film...It has it all, attractive women, nudity and sex (Some of which I am more than sure, isn't simulated)...Just watch the scene in the pool.
The story is rather weak, if you can even locate it [There isn't one - both films are
a series of sketches with linking material!] and the acting is god awful...But if your in the mood for a slice of 70's sleazeorama...It doesn't get much better than this.
US: Uncut (even though it has a
short running time) and is MPAA X Rated for:
UK: Passed 18 after 2:14s of BBFC cuts for strong sex and nudity for:
2011 Nucleus R2 DVD
The BBFC commented:
Distributor was required to make cuts to remove potentially harmful references to incest,
scenes and references likely to encourage an interest in underage sexual activity,
and a scene of sexual violence.
No doubt the cut scene is the one mentioned on IMDb:
Cheryl "Rainbeaux" Smith who appears in a very politically incorrect vignette about a prudish girl who gets raped by a slob in a van at the drive-in and ends up enjoying it.
Thanks to Gary: A Lost Hardcore Version
According to David Stratton's The
Last New Wave (on 70s Aussie cinema), Fantasm Comes Again was one of the most heavily cut films of its time, so it's ironic that it's suffered far less BBFC cuts than its predecessor.
As for Fantasm Comes Again ,
the makers did spend a day shooting hardcore material so that a stronger version could be made available.
That footage is now lost and has never appeared in any version of the film that anyone knows about. (Info from Antony
Ginnane's commentary on the Australian DVD.)
Director Jeff Wadlow says
that the film was shot with an R rating in mind but the producers realised that it could easily by cut for an PG-13. The producers did indeed release it with a PG-13 rating. Wadlow commented that the original slightly harder version could be released on
The enigmatic Mr. Roarke, makes the secret dreams of his lucky guests come true at a luxurious but remote tropical resort. But when the fantasies turn into
nightmares, the guests have to solve the island's mystery in order to escape with their lives.
Far from the Madding Crowd is a 1967 UK romance by John Schlesinger. Starring Julie Christie, Peter Finch and Alan Bates.
Originally passed U uncut for 1967 cinema release. The film was shortened for US release. This shortened version was further cut by the BBFC for animal cruelty for DVD 2006. There is also an even shorter TV Version released on VHS and
DVD which was cut by the BBFC for the same animal cruelty.
Based on Thomas Hardy's 19th century novel, Bathsheba Everdene is a willful, passionate girl who is never satisfied with
anything less than a man's complete and helpless adoration. And she captures the lives and loves of three very different men: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer who is captivated by her beauty and proposes marriage; William Boldwood, a prosperous man in his
early forties and a confirmed bachelor; and Sergeant Frank Troy, a handsome, reckless swordsman given to sudden fits of violence.
UK: The Original
Version/International Version was passed U uncut for:
1967 cinema release
US: The Original Version/International Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
The International Version features about 3 minutes of additional footage deleted from the original release.
UK: US Version was passed U for very mild
violence, nudity after 24s of previous BBFC cuts for:
2015 Studiocanal video
2015 cinema release
2006 Optimum R2 DVD
The BBFC previously commented about the cuts:
This work had compulsory cuts made to remove sight of genuine animal cruelty (a cockfight) in line with BBFC policy.
The US Version is missing about 3 minutes of material from the Original Version but as this is a restoration then presumably this version is considered to be the definitive (apart form the missing cockfight)
UK: A shortened TV Version was passed U uncut
for very mild violence, nudity and language for:
2006 TPC R2 DVD
2004 Warner R2 DVD
1994 Lumiere VHs
1991 Warner VHS
The BBFC commented:
Cut required to remove sight of genuine animal cruelty (a cockfight) in line with BBFC policy.
Farewell, Friend is a 1968 France / Italy action crime mystery by Jean Herman. Starring Alain Delon, Charles Bronson and Brigitte Fossey.
Released in a shortened and cut 'A' rated cinema version in 1976. A short
version appeared on 1987 VHS with a 15 rating. Uncut and 15 rated on 2005 DVD. Uncut and PG rated in the US.
After serving together in the French Foreign Legion, a
mercenary and a doctor leave the service and go their separate ways. Later, they are reunited by a coincidence. The doctor has made a promise to a friend which involves his breaking into a safe to return some improperly removed bearer bonds. When he
hides in an office building to accomplish his task, he is followed by the mercenary, who is out to steal the contents of the safe. Locked inside the building together, they reluctantly agree to cooperate in cracking the safe. However, surprises await
them both and in the end, they both must rely on 'the honor among thieves' to straighten everything out.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong nudity and moderate
Fascination is a 1979 France horror by Jean Rollin. Starring Franca Maï, Brigitte Lahaie and Jean-Marie Lemaire.
Uncut by film censors. There is an opening scene on a bridge missing from some releases
This erotic horror film, set in 1905, tells the story of a thief who seeks
refuge in a castle owned by two women, Eva (Brigitte Lahaie) and Elizabeth (Franca Mai). The women are seductive and teasing, but turn out to be part of a vampiric cult of blood-drinking aristocrats.
The Fast and the Furious is a 2001 USA / Germany action crime thriller by Rob Cohen.
Starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Michelle Rodriguez.
The film was cut in the US for an MPAA PG-13 rating and this cut version is the only one ever released. The film was rated 15 uncut in the UK for cinema and home video.
Los Angeles street racer Dominic Toretto falls under the suspicion of the LAPD as a string of high-speed electronics truck robberies rocks the area. Brian O'Connor, an officer of the LAPD, joins the ranks of Toretto's highly skilled
racing crew undercover to convict Toretto. However, O'Connor finds himself both enamored with this new world and in love with Toretto's sister, Mia. As a rival racing crew gains strength, O'Connor must decide where his loyalty really lies.
UK: Cut Theatrical Version was passed 15 for some strong language and moderate action and violence
without further BBFC cuts:
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The movie was cut to obtain a US PG-13 rather than an R rating from the MPAA.
As shown on the DVD extras, the producers trimmed down the scene where Vin Diesel's character is hijacking the truck towards the end. They removed the shots of the guy's arm being ripped by the wiring on the truck and the agony he expressed.
The scene where the motor mechanic is beaten up and doused in grease has also been shortened.
Fast & Furious is a 2009 USA action crime thriller by Justin Lin. Starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Michelle Rodriguez.
Originally passed 15 uncut for 2009 cinema release but the distributor then
chose to make cuts for a 12A rating. This cut version was also released on 12 rated video. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.
Brian O'Conner, now working for the FBI in LA, teams up
with Dominic Toretto to bring down a heroin importer by infiltrating his operation.
UK: Originally passed 15 uncut for strong action violence for a cinema release. Thanks to Gavin:
The film appeared on the BBFC site for a week or so with a 15 rating. That entry seems to have now disappeared. Presumably the
distributor decided to make a last minute change for a 12A rating.
Passed 12/12A after 3s of BBFC cuts for:
2009 Universal R0 Blu-ray
2009 Universal R2 DVD
2009 cinema release
The BBFC Commented:
Distributor chose to make one cut to sight of man having his head slammed into a wall resulting in a follow-on shot of the man's broken and bloodied nose in order to attain a 12A category. An uncut 15 was available.
The BBFC explained their rating: Extended Detail
Fast & Furious is the fourth in the series of action/ car chase films. This time the lead character and his federal agent adversary team up to avenge
the death of a friend by drug traffickers. The film was passed '12A' for strong action violence.
The film contains several scenes of tonally and visually strong action violence, notably the throttling and then dangling of a man by his ankle from
a window (from which he is dropped), the heavy slamming of a man's head against a marble wall, clear sight of a gunshot impact to shoulder and the deliberate ramming of a villain with a car so that he is crushed between two cars. Although injury detail
is rather restrained, tonally the violence appears callous though it is contained within the 12A guidelines which allow for the fact that 'violence must not dwell on detail. There should be no emphasis on injuries or blood.' These tonal qualities and the
degree of process to the violence place the scenes within the '12A' category.
The film contains one clear use of 'fuck' and other moderate language (e.g. bitch, pussy and muffled uses of strong language). The uses were in line with BBFC's '12A'
Guidelines which state 'the use of strong language (eg 'fuck') must be infrequent.'
The film also contains several intense car chase sequences involving dangerous stunts (e.g. jumping from one moving vehicle to another, street racing through
public roads where other traffic and people are present), plus some moderate sexualised posing by scantily-clad female extras and three women kissing passionately for a man's pleasure as he films them.
A scene involving brief sight of a cockfight
filmed outside the UK was considered not to contravene the Cinematograph Film (Animals) Act 1939, given that it did not involve the cruel infliction of pain or terror, or cruel goading to fury.
Aside from a few short plot lengthenings, about one dozen typical MPAA-cuts, mostly just frames, were reintegrated in the Theatrical Version. Some depictions of bullet and stab wounds were equipped with CGI blood textures, but mostly
their quality isn't that good and it doesn't fit to the rest of the action sequences, which are quite bloodless. All in all, the Extended Cut is a nice bonus to Fast Five but the minor changes can barely be seen during the action sequences due to the
The Theatrical Version was passed 12A/12
without BBFC cuts for moderate action violence and one use of strong language for:
Fast & Furious 7 is a 2015 USA / Japan action crime thriller by James Wan. Starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson.
There are two versions, a Theatrical Version and an Extended Version
Continuing the global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel,
Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of Fast & Furious 7. James Wan directs this chapter of the hugely successful series that also welcomes back favorites Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris
“Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black. They are joined by international action stars new to the franchise including Jason Statham, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey and Kurt Russell. Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel and Michael
Fottrell return to produce the film written by Chris Morgan.
UK: The Extended Version was passed 12 uncut for
moderate violence, moderate bad language for:
2015 Universal [Extended + Theatrical Version] UK R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
released on 7th September 2015
US: The Extended Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
2015 Universal Studios [Extended + Theatrical Version] R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on
15th September 2015
See article from movie-censorship.com . Both versions border on the PG-13/R boundary with plenty of bloodless violence. The Extended Version has a
little more violence, but it is still around the PG-13/R boundary level.
UK: The Theatrical
Version was passed 12A/12 uncut for moderate violence, moderate bad language for:
2015 Universal [Extended + Theatrical Version] UK R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
released on 7th September 2015
2015 Universal [Theatrical Version only] UK R2 DVD
at UK Amazon released on 7th September 2015
US: The Theatrical Version is MPAA PG-13 rated for:
2015 Universal Studios [Extended + Theatrical Version] R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on
15th September 2015
2015 Universal Studios [Extended + Theatrical Version] R1 DVD at US
Amazon released on 15th September 2015
Fast & Furious 8 is a 2017 USA / Japan / France / Canada / UK / American Samoa / Samoa action crime thriller by F Gary Gray. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Charlize Theron and Vin Diesel.
BBFC advised category cuts were made for a 2017 12A rated cinema release and subsequent 12 rated home video. In the US there is an uncut Theatrical Version rated PG-13 and an unrated Director's Cut which is only available online.
Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game-and the rest of the crew has been exonerated-the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a
normal life. But when a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime he can't seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before. From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York
City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, the elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world's stage... and to bring home the man who made them a family.
US: The Extended Director's Cut is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
UK: Presumably the cut UK cinema version was passed 12 for moderate violence, infrequent strong language without
further BBFC cuts for:
2017 Universal RB 4k Blu-ray
2017 Universal RB Blu-ray
2017 Universal R2 DVD
UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, infrequent strong language after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:
2017 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
This film was originally seen for advice. The company was informed it was likely to be classified 15 uncut but that their preferred 12A classification could be achieved by reducing one scene of violence. When the film was submitted
for formal classification, that moment of violence had been acceptably reduced and the film was classified 12A.
Comparison of running time in Germany shows that the film was cut by 32s. A brutal punch by Dom breaks Rhodes' neck, but this is toned down in the UK version. See
article from movie-censorship.com
The Fast Lady is a 1962 UK comedy by Ken Annakin. Starring Leslie Phillips, Julie Christie and James Robertson Justice.
BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A' rated cinema release in
1962. It is likely that this same version was rated PG for 2004 DVD.
Murdoch Troon, an enthusiastic member of the local cycling club, gets involved with Charles
Chingford, a local businessman, when the two of them are involved in an accident. Then Murdoch meets Chingford's daughter, Claire, who persuades him to give up the bicycle, buy a sports car, and learn to drive. At first he is horrified, but the thought
of dating the attractive Claire, he relents, and takes his first driving lesson.
UK: It is likely that the cut cinema version was passed PG for mild language and sex references:
The MPAA originally slapped the film with an "X" rating, stating that the male frontal nudity had to be cut from the boathouse sex scene. This cut, along with a few other trims to that scene, was made and the MPAA gave the film an
"R" rating which was distributed worldwide.
A scene where a girl talks to her mother about oral sex was also cut from the film
Also reports of other small edits to VHS version along with a change of sound track
The Fault in Our Stars is a 2014 USA romance by Josh Boone. Starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort and Nat Wolff.
No censor cuts but exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Version
Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional,
and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel's other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group.
UK: The Extended Version was passed 12 uncut for terminal illness theme, strong language for:
2014 Twentieth Century Fox Little Infinities Edition [Theatrical + Extended] RB Blu-ray
at UK Amazon
US: The Little Infinities Extended Edition is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
2014 20th Century Fox [Extended + Theatrical Versions] (RA) Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon