Fear City is a 1984 USA crime mystery thriller by Abel Ferrara. Starring Tom Berenger, Billy Dee Williams and Jack Scalia.
Cut for a US R rating. Further cut for US TV ,and this TV version was further cut by the BBFC for cinema and VHS. The R rated version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts in 2000 and for 2008 DVD. In the US it is also available as an MPAA
Unrated Director's Cut.
Strippers in Manhattan are being stalked and murdered by a psycho. A hard-nosed police detective and a conflicted ex-boxer-turned-private-eye, hired by the strip
club owners, set out to find him before he strikes again.
There was also an uncut French DVD that featured the TV version padding as an extra
UK: The R rated version was passed without BBFC
2007 2 Entertain DVD
2000 MIA VHS
Update from Starz Forum :
The US "R" rated video from Thorn EMI/HBO has a mixture of bits and pieces both from the edited for TV UK video release and the Dutch uncut video version.
Most of the dialogue is unchanged but Billy Dee Williams last line in the UK version, Maybe you are, take him home , is here, and not the one from the Dutch release, Get him out of here! As this alters the tone
of the ending, maybe this was requested by the distributors. Also, the music at the end is a reprise of the song "New York Dolls" heard in the UK version, not the instrumental heard over the Dutch version.
UK: The butchered US TV Version was further cut by the BBFC by
1994 Lumiere VHS
1986 EMI VHS
1986 cinema release
Pre- Cut for US TV by approximately 7 minutes (but padded out by an extra 6 minutes of TV version material).
All strip club scenes have been shortened
All murders reduced especially that of Rae Dawn Chong.
The killer practising his nunchucks in his own room rather predictably gets
... as does their use in attack on a woman in the park
Michael Gazzo's Shit, I'd give my only nut becomes Shoot, I'd give my only son
Fear Is the Master is a 1983 documentary by Cynthia Connop. Starring Osho.
Exists as a Censored Version and an Uncensored Version.
In this hard-hitting cinematic document, ex-followers reveal secrets of life under the domination of India's
infamous free sex guru, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, self-proclaimed God of the Universal. We see how Rajneesh combines an eerie charisma with scientific mind control techniques to make his disciples psychically dependent on him. For the guru, this web of
control means a regal lifestyle (he had nearly a hundred Rolls-Royces at his disposal). But for his followers, called sannyasins, living in the shadow of the Master means giving up family ties, working eighteen hours a day, seven days a week, for no pay
and always being available to satisfy the sexual whims of the gurus hierarchy. Wielding millions of dollars with an iron fist, Rajneesh and his henchmen built a 100 square-mile separate state in rural Oregon, U.S.A. complete with a highly armed sannyasin
security force. Like the tragic residents of Jonestown, the inhabitants of Rancho Rajneesh were taught to fear law enforcement ...
Fear No Evil is a 1981 USA horror by Frank LaLoggia. Starring Stefan Arngrim, Elizabeth Hoffman and Kathleen Rowe McAllen.
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1987. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
18 yr old high school student Andrew looks human in every way but in reality he is the Incarnation of Satan himself. Two archangels name Mikhail and Gabrielle (who are
in human form) are sent from heaven to stop him before his evil takes over the world.
US Theatrical Version was cut to achieve a PG-13 Rating
Thai Theatrical Version featuring an extra fight with the Thai boxer called Bei Cha
Hong King Theatrical Version
Summary Review: Last for Jet Li
Fearless is inspired by the life of Huo Yuan Jia, real-life Chinese martial arts master. Jet Li plays this legendary figure, whose martial arts style and
fearless fight helped the people in China regain their pride in the early 20th century when China was intimidated and humiliated by the growing Western and Japanese powers.
In Fearless Jet Li has shown his best performance since Once
Upon A Time In China and the fight scenes (choreographed by Yuen Woo Ping) are all fantastic, sometimes visceral, and sometimes graceful, and always powerful. Good and smooth editing and gorgeous production designs also help greatly to create the
Fearless is a first-rate martial arts action film.
The UK Theatrical Cut/Western Cut/US Unrated
Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
2008 Universal (Director's Cut + UK Theatrical) R0 Blu-ray
Director Ronny Yu reduced the length of
'Fearless' from 143 minutes to 103 minutes to speed up the pacing of the movie. The subplot with Michelle Yeoh has been cut. In the original cut the story of Huo Yuanjia is told by Miss Yang an Olympic official. In the early part of the movie Huo Yuanjia
is in exile in a Thai village and to save a boy from being punished for stealing an ox, he is forced into a match with a local boxer, played by Somluck Kamsing. Ronny Yu made the cut after audiences from an internal screening criticized the film for
being too slow and the Olympic sub-story being too irrelevant to the main plot.
The Fearless Vampire Killers or, Pardon Me But Your Teeth are in my Neck
The Fearless Vampire Killers is a 1967 UK comedy horror by Roman Polanski. Starring Jack MacGowran, Roman Polanski and Alfie Bass.
Heavily shortened in the US for the original theatrical release. Cut in the
UK for an 'A" rated cinema release in 1967. Uncut and 15 rated for VHS in 1986 but 12 rated since 1995. US home video releases are uncut and MPAA Unrated.
Summary Review: Jokes and Atmosphere
The film perfectly captures the atmosphere of a snow- covered Transylvania, plagued by the sinister menace of an evil that the locals would rather keep under wraps. When the hapless Alfred (Roman Polanski) and his master Professor Abronsius (Jack MacGowran) arrive at an inn for the night, they stumble upon a community reluctant to discuss their embarrassing secret.
The exaggeratedly Jewish local innkeeper Shagal (played brilliantly by Alfie Bass) does his best to feign ignorance, as nearly all of the villagers clam up tight, but the game is afoot. Add to the recipe the beautiful innkeeper's
daughter (the simply lovely Sharon Tate) with whom Alfred falls instantly in love, and the scene is set for a wonderful tale of good over evil in the twilight world of the un-dead.
There are many subtle jokes along the way, as
well as some very obvious slapstick, but the lair of the vampires is truly menacing and with a haunting score to emphasise the plot, this film simply works on many levels.
2019 Warner Archives (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon titled The Fearless Vampire Killers
2004 Warner R1 DVD
at US Amazon titled The Fearless Vampire Killers
Passed A (PG) after BBFC cuts for category for:
1967 cinema release as The Fearless Vampire Killers
1967 cinema release as Dance of the Vampires
Heavy cuts were made by the BBFC to the scene of Von Krolock attacking Sarah in her bath in order for the film to receive an A certificate.
US Theatrical Version
US: The US Theatrical Version was significantly shortened. From IMDb:
was originally released in the United States in an edited version shortened by approximately 20 minutes. All actors voices redubbed to make them more American-sounding, the music was slightly altered and a cartoon prologue featuring Abronsius &
Alfred was added. This was done by producer Martin Ransohoff without Roman Polanski's approval. Other edits included the shortening of the trip to Krolock's castle, the shots of Shagal watching the maid cleaning the floor as he stomps the sauerkraut, and
Alfred searching for the mysterious voice in the castle corridors.
Upon seeing this American version, Polanski tried to have his name removed from the credits.
Feast III: The Happy Finish is a 2009 USA action comedy horror by John Gulager. Starring Jenny Wade, Martin Klebba and Carl Anthony Payne II.
Generally released uncut and MPAA Unrated but there also exists a cut
version nominally for the R rating requiring Blockbusters.
The survivors are saved by the mysterious prophet, Short Bus Gus, who seemingly has the ability to control the beasts. He
leads them into the sewers as they travel to the big city. Along the way they get help from karate expert Jean-Claude Seagal and learn that the beasts originate from a place called "The Hive." Armed with this knowledge, they decide to fight
back and destroy the beasts once and for all.
US: Nominally cut for an MPAA R rating for videos sold/rented through the likes of Blockbuster.
pictorial cuts from movie-censorship.com reports that the producers of the series are rather gaming the censors with their Unrated Versions and suggests
that maybe all the Unrated Versions would readily qualify for an R rating if they were to be submitted.
On the surface, this looks like one of those erotic 60s art-house flicks which were imported by American entrepreneurs solely for their sex
content. It even possesses the de rigueur subtext exposing the moneyed class for its decadence and its exploitation of the naive masses. However, it's all a scam -- it was intentionally made in Puerto Rico by these self-same American entrepreneurs to
resemble a European flick -- and quite successfully so.
The film is well enough constructed and filmed to be watchable, with plenty of nudity, though it's overly melodramatic and dully predictable for long stretches. As
well, there are a couple of psychedelic sequences for Swinging Sixties buffs. The star Angelique is quite a dish and is not averse to shedding her threads at the least provocation. At the same time, the filmmakers strive to offend conservative viewers
(in true pseudo-Euro style) by including a lascivious hypocritical priest among the sordid proceedings, by using a soda bottle as an erotic device, and by being a bit unsubtle about Angelique's relationship with her housecat.
The Female Bunch
A Time to Run
The Female Bunch is a 1971 USA action crime western by Al Adamson and John 'Bud' Cardos (uncredited). Starring Lon Chaney Jr, Russ Tamblyn and Jennifer Bishop.
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1973. Later uncut on 18 rated VHS. Uncut and MPAA R Rated in the US.
After a string of bad
times with men, Sandy tries to kill herself. Co-waitress Libby saves her and takes her to meet some female friends of hers who live on a ranch in the desert. Grace, the leader of the gang, puts Sandy through her initiation and they get on with the real
job of running drugs across the Mexican border, hassling poor farmers, taking any man they please, and generally raising a little hell. Soon Sandy becomes unsure if this is the life for her, but it may be too late to get out.
UK: Passed 18 uncut:
1986 Motion Pictures On VHS
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
2020 Severin Films Al Adamson Collection Limited Edition RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
Female Trouble is a 1974 USA crime comedy horror by John Waters. With Divine, David Lochary and Mary Vivian Pearce.
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS releases but 18 uncut since 2007 DVD. Uncut and NC-17 rated in the US.
The life and times of Dawn Davenport, showing her progress
from loving schoolgirl to crazed mass murderer - all of which stems from her parents' refusal to buy her cha-cha heels for Christmas. She runs away from home, is raped, becomes a single mother, criminal and glamorous model before her inevitable
rendezvous with the electric chair...
It is occasionally vulgar but all for good measure and although gross out, it has a hard impact that makes you feel for the characters...and what characters they are, Aunt Ida is scene
It's basically a really dirty Carry On movie...only far classier...and arguably more enjoyable... It may offend some people.
A genuinely great film from the Pope of Trash John Waters who has to be one of
my favourite directors due to him taking the piss out of everyday life and pushing humor beyond the boundaries.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for
strong sex and nudity for:
Ferdinand is a 2017 USA children's cartoon comedy by Carlos Saldanha. Starring Kate McKinnon, David Tennant and John Cena.
BBFC advised category cuts were made for U rated releases in 2017 and 2018.
Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.
Ferdinand, is a a giant bull with a big heart. he is mistaken for a dangerous beast and is captured and torn from his home and family.
Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team for the ultimate adventure. Set in Spain, Ferdinand proves you can't judge a bull by its cover.
UK: Passed U for mild threat, very mild bad language after BBFC advised category cuts:
2018 20th Century Fox video
2017 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
During post-production, the distributor sought and was given advice on how to secure the desired classification. Following this advice, certain changes were made prior to submission
The BBFC further commented in its annual report covering 2017:
The animation contained darker moments of threat, including a scene in which a bull escapes from an abattoir, and a scene which shows a
face-off in the bull ring between Ferdinand and the champion matador. The BBFC advised that these moments needed to be toned down in order to achieve the desired U classification.
Scenes of dangerous behaviour involving railway
tracks which could be copied were also removed to achieve the U classification.
The distributor resubmitted the film in which the cuts were implemented and the film is now classified U for mild threat, very mild bad language.
The Festival is a 2018 UK comedy by Iain Morris. Starring Joe Thomas, Hammed Animashaun and Claudia O'Doherty.
BBFC advised category cuts were made for a 15 rated cinema release in 2018. The cuts were carried over the follow up home video.
When Nick's girlfriend dumps him at
graduation, he has a colossal meltdown in front of the entire university. He's convinced his life is over, but his best mate Shane has the perfect solution: three days at an epic music festival. With the help of "festival aficionado" and certified
oddball Amy, Shane tries to get Nick to embrace the music, the mayhem and the mud. From the creators of the Inbetweeners comes The Festival, a movie about friendship, growing up, and going mad in a field.
advised category cuts
UK: Passed 15 for strong sex references, crude humour, sex, drug misuse, very strong language after BBFC advised category
2018 EIV video
2018 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
This film was originally seen for advice. The company was advised the film was likely to be classified 18 but that their preferred 15 could be achieved by making reductions to three sequences of crude and sexual behaviour. When the
film was submitted for formal classification acceptable reductions has been made the film was classified 15.
The BBFC further commented in its annual report covering 2018:
Festival is a British comedy which follows the misadventures of a group of friends at an outdoor pop concert. We classified it 15 for strong sex
references, crude humour, sex, drug misuse, very strong language, but only after the company made cuts:
to remove a crude and realistically presented shot of implied ejaculation,
to reduce a scene of urination onto a man's face, and
to reduce to a minimum
a scene of implied sex with a goat, in the context of a pagan ceremony.
Fiebre is a 1971 Argentina drama by Amando Bo. With Isabel Sarli, Armando Bo and Horacio Priani.
Banned by the BBFC for 1975 cinema release
from IMDB: Atmosphere of strangeness
In 1968 and 1969, Amando Bo and Isabel Sarli produced their three masterpieces: Carne , Fuego y Fiebre , three films that are unique in the world, three
films that influenced John Waters big time and were a clear precedent to his revolutionary work.
Fiebre is an amazing piece of experimental film-making. The idea is Isabel falls in love with a horse . An so we see
shots of her touching her breast over imposed with shots of the horse's organ for an hour nd a half. It sounds boring. It's not.
Bo's movies have an atmosphere of strangeness. They deserve a place in film history.
The Fiend is a 1972 UK horror by Robert Hartford-Davis. With Ann Todd, Patrick Magee and Tony Beckley.
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated UK cinema release in 1972. Released uncut internationally and was MPAA R rated in the US. Passed 15 uncut by the BBFC for 2010 DVD.
Summary Review: Rampage of Redemption
As though enough pretty young women to fill a stadium haven't already been murdered in these films, a young man under the influence of a religious cult goes on a rampage of 'redemption,' murdering countless -- what else? -- young
Something of a minor horror that is watchable rather than notable. The cinematic style has been likened to the British sex comedies of the time. Patrick Magee provides couple of plus points for the film.
2018 Vinegar Syndrome RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo titled Beware My Brethren at US Amazon
This release contains a scene comparison between the UK theatrical version and the uncut International version
UK: The cut UK cinema version was
released on pre-cert video:
1981 Derann VHS titled The Fiend
UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
1972 cinema release titled Beware My Brethren
US: The same cut version was released for:
2005 Redemption R1 DVD
From IMDb. Comparison of Derann video with uncut version shown on BBC in 2001:
The opening murder in the BBC version includes a more prolonged strangulation scene, as well as some further nudity as Kenny strips his dead victim (Janette Wild). There's also the sight of him removing a watch and necklace from the naked corpse,
adding a (slightly out of place) petty criminal element to Kenny's religiously motivated crimes.
The title scenes are slightly different, the BBC version plays the title over a still shot of the killer's boots (the rest of the credits appear the
same way). The Derann version plays the title over a blue box background.
When Kenny first plays the audio tapes back of his killings there is some cutaways to historical torture paintings. The older Derann version includes two brief shots of
the same painting, the BBC version contains the same two shots but lingers on them a little longer and goes on to another shot of a second (more graphic) painting.
The murder of the prostitute (Terry Quinlan) in toned down in the Derann version
(she's beaten around the head off-screen). The BBC version however includes some nasty shots of Kenny ramming his torch into the girl's mouth. Her death from being beaten around the head is no longer shown totally off-screen in the BBC version either.
The following scene where Quinlan's body is discovered in cement, is different in the two versions. The BBC version represents this scene with two shots of nudity (the actress obviously found it hard to hold her breath). The Derann version
represents it with an odd, (still photograph?) close-up on the girl's face.
The last difference is to the 'meat-hook scene' where one of Kenny's victims (Suzanna East) initially drowned is discovered hanging on a meat hook. Both versions play
the discovery slightly different, the Derann version includes a brief shot of the girl on the meat hook as well as a second shot that zooms in on the dead girls face. The BBC version begins with an additional long shot of the dead girl, and ends on a
second shot, that's actually the first shot we see of the body in the Derann version but is more drawn out. The zoom shot from the Derann version isn't included in the BBC version.
55 Days at Peking is a 1963 USA action war drama by Nicholas Ray and Guy Green Starring Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner and David Niven.
Cut for a U rated 1963 cinema release and for later U rated videos. Uncut since the PG rated DVD and Blu-ray release of 2014.
Diplomats, soldiers and other
representatives of a dozen nations fend off the siege of the International Compound in Peking during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion in China. The disparate interests unite for survival despite competing factions, overwhelming odds, delayed relief and the
support of the Boxers by the Chinese Empress and her generals.
Fifty Shades of Black is a
2016 USA comedy by Michael Tiddes.
The film was originally passed 18 uncut for cinema for very strong sex references. The film distributors appealed to the BBFC for a reconsideration of the 18 rating, asking for a 15 rating instead. The
BBFC agreed, and the film is now passed 15 uncut for strong sex references.
Fifty Shades of Grey is a 2015 USA romance by Sam Taylor-Johnson. Starring Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan and Jennifer Ehle.
No cuts in the UK or US. There exists a Theatrical Version and an Extended Version. Otherwise banned around the world
Fifty Shades of Grey is the hotly
anticipated film adaptation of the no.1 bestselling book by E L James. Fifty Shades Of Grey follows the relationship of 27-year-old handsome billionaire Christian Grey and innocent college student Anastasia Steele .
Since its release, the
“Fifty Shades” trilogy has been translated into 51 languages worldwide and sold more than 100 million copies in e-book and print—making it one of the biggest and fastest-selling book series ever. Stepping into the roles of Christian
Grey and Anastasia Steele, who have become iconic to millions of readers, are Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson. Fifty Shades of Grey is directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and produced by Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti alongside E L James, the creator of
the series. The screenplay for the film is by Kelly Marcel.
UK: The Unseen Feature/Extended Version was passed 18 uncut for strong sex for:
2015 Universal [Theatrical + Extended] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released
on 22nd June 2015
2015 Universal [Theatrical + Extended] R2 DVD at UK
Amazon released on 22nd June 2015
See article from movie-censorship.com : The Unrated version includes an extra 13 minutes of plot and a couple of extensions to sex scenes. However this
adds nothing that would be of interest to film censors as there is no full frontal nudity. Even breasts get routinely obscured up by deliberately placed props.
Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for strong sex for:
Universal Pictures [Theatrical + Unmasked] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
Universal Pictures [Fifty Shades of Grey + Darker Unmasked] 4k RB Blu-ray at
2017 cinema release
US: The Theatrical Version was rated R for strong erotic sexual content, some graphic nudity, and language.
Australia: Passed MA 15+ for Strong sex scenes. New Zealand: R18 for sex scenes, offensive language Canada
(British Columbia): 18A Germany: 16 Netherlands: 16 Philippines : 18-R Portugal: M/16 South Korea: 18
India: Banned in March 2017
Banned by the CBFC. The film censors nominally noted that the film could be released with all the sex scenes removed but this option was not
accepted by the distributors Universal, so the film remains banned.
52 Pick-Up is a 1986 USA crime thriller by John Frankenheimer. Starring Roy Scheider, Ann-Margret and Vanity.
BBFC cuts were required for 18 rated VHS and cinema releases in 1987. Uncut on 18 rated 2004 DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Summary Review : Little Gem
Harry Mitchell, an
L.A. manufacturer with a fancy car, a nice house, and a wife running for city council, has his life overturned when three masked blackmailers appear with a video tape of Harry and his young mistress. He's been set up, and they want $105,000.
I saw this in the theaters when it first came out in the 80s, not expecting much, but then - BAM! - this nasty little gem of a thriller delivers thrills in spades.
JOHN GLOVER creates one of the most
chilling, yet hilarious, villains in film history - and the film's most infamous sequence - the videotape replay of Cindy's snuff-movie murder that Glover forces Scheider to watch in horror SITTING THE SAME CHAIR WHERE SHE WAS KILLED! - still never fails
to disturb the viewer.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex and violence after all previous cuts reinstated.for:
Fight Club is a 1999 USA / Germany drama by David Fincher. Starring Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter.
Cut by the BBFC for 1999 cinema release and VHS. Uncut on DVD since 2005. Uncut in
A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs"
forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence with previous cuts waived for:
UK: Passed 18 for occasional strong violence after 4s of compulsory BBFC cuts for:
2000 Fox Pathe VHS
1999 cinema release
The BBFC noted:
Substitutions were made of 3 seconds in addition to the cuts to running time
The film was cut by 4s by the BBFC
In the scene where the gangster beats up Brad Pitt, an overhead shot as Pitt receives a punch to the face is completely missing,
In the scene where Edward Norton beats Jared Leto's face to a pulp, the
third punch in the first load of hits has been cut and several hits as his face becomes bloodied during the last load of hits have been removed in two cuts
Cut when submitted for a cinema certificate in 2006 with the following BBFC comment: Distributor chose to remove violent elements from a work in order to achieve a '12A' category (in this
instance, strong detail of stabbings). A '15' uncut was available to the company.
Fight for your Life is a 1977 Canadian crime drama by Robert A Endelson. With Robert Judd, Catherine Peppers and Lela Small.
Banned by the BBFC for 1981 cinema release. Banned as a video nasty 1984.
Not seen since in the UK. Uncut in the US.
Summary Review : Disturbing Scenes
Strange entry in the list in that most of the video is taken up by talking about
vengeance rather than getting on with the job.
Three escaped convicts seek refuge at the home of a black minister and his family, there the family is humiliated and beaten. When his daughter is violated the
family begin to embark on some vengeance.
A film which has very little to offer other than racial hatred and some rather disturbing scenes of violence. But so became a grindhouse classic.
Director Stephen Merchant said that the movie version was a specially
adapted version for the USA so that the film could be released in cinemas with a PG-13 release. According to his statement, the Director's Cut will be released everywhere else.
Final Exam is a 1981 USA horror thriller by Jimmy Huston. Starring Cecile Bagdadi, Joel S Rice and Ralph Brown.
Seized by the police during the video nasties moral panic. Passed 18 uncut on 1986
VHS. Uncut in the US
In a small college in North Carolina, only a select few students are left to take mid terms. But, when a killer strikes, it could be everyone's final exam.
Final Exam was made at the peak of the early 80's slasher period and I'm not surprised that this one been forgotten. The intro is truly typical stuff with a teen couple making out in a car only to be killed (but in a crap off
screen murder). During the next 50 minutes! or so you'll be wondering if you're actually watching a slasher as nothing happens.
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.
Final Inquiry is a 2006 Italy / Spain / USA / Bulgaria / France historical mystery adventure by Giulio Base. Starring Daniele Liotti, Dolph Lundgren and Mónica Cruz.
Exists as a Theatrical Version and an extended TV Version.
It is the year 33 A.D. The Emperor Tiberius is troubled by strange phenomena, an earthquake and the sky
turning black as an eclipse. His astrologers give him fair warning: their omens indicate that the world is in the throes of a great upheaval and that old gods have been annihilated. A new kingdom is about to rise in the East. The Emperor calls Tito
Valerio Tauro, the most prominent investigator in Rome, back from his exile. He was ostracized years earlier because he had discovered too much regarding the death of the great Emperor Augustus, the predecessor of Tiberius. Tiberius entrusts Tauro with a
mission that will require all his talent; should he conduct it successfully, his good name will be completely restored. He must discover the truth regarding the death sentence of a poor Judean rabbi. His name is Jesus of Nazareth and they say he has
resurrected from the dead.
US: The Theatrical Version is uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:
Czech: The extended version premiered on Italian TV and is available on the Czech DVD edition.
From IMDb. The TV version is highly recommended due to its
complete script with a larger cast of relevant characters, which increases plot weight and eases the story understanding. Apart of some characters, a few secondary outlines appear despite of the cinema version. Sometimes, the short version seems to be
cut off, but some viewer's questions may be shown are fully solved in the most amusing TV version.
It is not confirmed that the US version is uncut but the running time is a little longer so it seems hopeful.
advised category cuts
UK: Passed 15 for strong violence, language after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:
2018 Signature Entertainment video
2018 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
This film was originally seen for advice. The company was told it was likely to be classified 18 but that their preferred 15 could be achieved by making reductions to stronger moments of violence. When the film was submitted for
formal classification these moments had been acceptably reduced and the film was classified 15.
The BBFC further commented in its annual report covering 2018:
We awarded a 15 to Final Score only after the company made cuts to:
the stabbing of a man's groin and
sight of another's head being held beneath the surface of a deep fat fryer.
Sadistic violence like this is unlikely to be acceptable at 15.
This film tends to touch base
on issues in several other of his films. In Vixen , the issue was marital bliss and touched on the concept of partner swapping. A similar notion is touched on in Finders Keepers in marital fidelity, and promoting the concept that no one
It contains the nudity and light humor of his other flicks. It's not one of his more known films, but is worth checking out even if only once. The movie actually has a good plot to it, with senses of
drama and a sense of urgency that keeps the pace going from start to finish.
The BBFC cut 52s from the 1999 Polygram video
Thanks to Bleach:
At 35 mins - In marital rape scene, after man begins to instigate sex with woman, and after her whispered dialogue line Oh God...no...please, remove all sight of him ripping open her night-dress to expose her breasts and lying on top of her
with her breast clearly visible. Resume on close shot of his back and arm.
At 62.5 mins - In robbery scene at bar, after woman is thrown onto pool table, and after man with red kerchief round neck shouts Stop it and man with
acetylene torch laughs, remove all subsequent long shot of her struggling as her clothing is pulled open to reveal her breasts and man forces himself on top of her. Resume on close shot of man with red kerchief shouting Stop it...the combination's
taped under the bar...
1978 US crime drama by James Toback. With Harvey Keitel, Tisa Farrow and Jim
Passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
1987 Hollywood Nights VHS
1978 cinema release
The film was cut for a US R Rating but the R Rated Version has become the definitive.
Toback said in the Las Vegas Weekly that his great experience with the people at Warner Bros. on Fingers, which had to be resubmitted 13 times before it got
the 'R' it needed to be released. That was 1978, so I don't think the original cut of Fingers even exists.
Firepower is one of
those cheesy martial art movies that tries to take place in the future and the result is even more cheesiness that is just a 1980's looking future. But not all is lost. There are plenty of fights in this film, and it stars familiar faces Chad Mcqueen and
Overall, the story is ok. There is a huge surprise near the end I did not expect from a film like this.
The fights are really the only decent thing about Firepower . If
you are into underground cage fighting with weapons and screaming spectators, this is that kind of movie. None of the fights are exceptional, but most are good and solid for a martial arts film. Gary Daniels is definitely more skilled in Firepower
than Chad Mcqueen.
A basic martial arts film that is a typical B action movie. The setting in the future makes it suffer more than it should with all its cheesiness glory, but other than that expect an average film.
Firewalker is a 1986 USA action comedy adventure by J Lee Thompson. Starring Chuck Norris, Louis Gossett Jr and Melody Anderson.
BBFC category cuts were required for a PG rated cinema release in 1987. Passed 15 uncut for VHS and 12 uncut for 2016 DVD. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.
Donigan sets off on a treasure hunt with his friend Leo and newly-acquired partner Patricia, who provided the treasure map. Along the way they encounter a few bar fights, evil "coyotes", and other obstacles they are able to overcome with ease. When they
find the temple with the treasure, they also find the Firewalker, who wants to retain the power of his ancestors and put an end to the trio's treasure hunt. In the end, Max and his two friends persevere and return home wealthy.
UK: Passed 12 uncut for
moderate violence, sex references for:
The Firm is a UK 1989 TV drama by Alan Clarke. Starring Gary Oldman, Lesley Manville and Philip Davis.
Exists as the original TV Version and a Directors Cut. Both are 18 rated by the BBFC.
This is the story of rival "Firms" of football supporters, and how one
man has a wish to team them up for the European Championships of 1988. However, when this is discussed, the opposing leaders are not happy, as they believe this is a challenge to their authority. This Film shows how football violence has progressed from
pure violence to a form of organized crime, to the extent that all the leaders know each others home phone / mobile phone numbers.
UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, strong sex for:
Spoiled US President's son slips away to a shopping mall to meet a mentally disturbed
villain with a gun. The BBFC found this confrontation too violent for the target audience and extensively re-edited the scene with the following justification: First Kid
had to be cut to reduce the sense of threat as the hero was subjected to a psychotic gun attack in a shopping mall. The terrorisation of a child character in a conventially safe environment was felt to be a violation of trust, as was the
unexpected onset of violence so close to the end of the film.
F.I.S.T is a 1978 USA drama by Norman Jewison. Starring Sylvester Stallone, Rod Steiger and Peter Boyle.
Released in a Europe in a shortened version. Uncut in the US
Johnny Kovak joins the Teamsters trade-union in a local chapter in the 1930s and works his way up in the
organization. As he climbs higher and higher his methods become more ruthless and finally senator Madison starts a campaign to find the truth about the alleged connections with the Mob.
Fist of Fun Series 2 is a 1996
UK TV comedy by Nick Wood. With Stewart Lee, Richard Herring and Peter Baynham.
The BBC have made gofasterstripe.com cut their forthcoming dvd release of the 1996
BBC2 series Fist of Fun series 2. 5 minutes from the shows themselves and 3 minutes from a Richard Herring/Stewart Lee podcast extra! The cuts are:
Episode 3 - Lady Diana segment
Episode 4 - Parents suing a theatre segment
Episode 5 - Reference to the child in episode 4
Also removed the obsolete bbc email, post and web addresses from the end of each episode and the
address of the newsagent that Peter visits.
From the podcast-
Reference to drug taking
TV executives Stewart Lee's opinion of his poor treatment by the BBC
Richard Herring saying Stew would lose his audience if he had sex with a child
Section mentioning Alan Partridge rights
Section where they talk about buying back Fist of Fun for 2/3rds what the BBC paid them to do it in the first place.
There will be no jokes about pedophilia from the BBC!
Fist of Fury is a 1972 Hong Kong martial arts film by Wei Lo. With Bruce Lee, Nora Miao and James Tien.
UK cinema and VHS releases were cut by the BBFC. Uncut on DVD.
Summery Review : Don't miss this DVD
Chen Chen returns to the international compound of China
only to learn of his beloved teacher's death. This is compounded by the continual racist harassment by the Japanese population in the area. Unlike his friends, he confronts it head on with his mastery of martial arts while investigating his teacher's
The Bruce Lee film is famous for its legendary first nunchaku fight scene at the Japanese' training camp as Bruce shows for the first time his personal fighting tool and weapon, a pair of nunchakus. That fight scene even
before nunchakus is among the greatest ever filmed since the choreography and timing is totally marvellous as the one take lasts very long without edits, and Bruce kicks and hits about ten victims during that, and the timing and stunt men had to be
really sharp in order to not to get hurt for real. Also, the nunchaku fights in the film are incredible as Bruce uses his weapon without flinching an eye and with fierce look on his face. This all is even more powerful in his next film, Way of the
The lengthy nunchaku segment of Bruce Lee's first raid on the Japanese dojo has been cut out completely. The missing footage shows Lee twirling the nunchakus around his head and body, and fending off numerous attackers with
blows to the head and legs.
The film's second Nunchaku scene has also been cut. We no longer see Lee defending himself from the Japanese villain's sword, before disarming him and throwing his own weapon to the ground.
A second cut to the above scene removes the bit where Lee leaps through the air delivering a kick to the villain's throat that sends him flying backward through a nearby shoji screen. Ending the fight rather abruptly.
UK: An uncut cinema release slipped out in 1976 somehow without BBFC approval
UK: A short version was passed X (18) without BBFC cuts for:
1973 cinema release titled Duel of Fists
1973 cinema release titled The Chinese Connection
submitted 105:38s =101:24s
UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
1972 cinema release
The BBFC cuts were:
A cut to the second Nunchaku where Lee leaps through the air delivering a kick to the villain's throat that sends him flying backward through a nearby shoji screen. Ending the fight rather abruptly.
A Fistful of Dollars is a 1964 Italy / Spain / West Germany western by Sergio Leone. Starring Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté and Marianne Koch.
Originally cut in the US for an 'M' rated theatrical release. The US cut version was further cut by the BBFC for an X (16) rated 1967 cinema release and it seems the same version was released again in 1981 for an 'AA' rated cinema
A slightly extended UK Theatrical version was released on pre-cert VHS in 1983 and 15 rated VHS in 1987. Uncut and 15 rated in the UK since 1999.
Meanwhile in the US the film was released uncut and MPAA Unrated on 1988 VHS. An R
rating was obtained for the uncut version in 1994 and applies to all subsequent releases.
An anonymous, but deadly man rides into a town torn by war between two factions, the Baxters
and the Rojo's. Instead of fleeing or dying, as most other would do, the man schemes to play the two sides off each other, getting rich in the bargain.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence for:
2018 cinema release
UK: Passed 15 uncut for moderate violence for:
2019 Warner Bros Signature Film Collection R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
Century Fox [The Man With No Name Trilogy] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
Approximately 42 seconds were trimmed from the storeroom torture scene, including Esteban extinguishing his cigarillo on Joe's hand and tantalizing him with some water.
Joe lying on the
floor dizzy and bleeding for several seconds followed by Chico and another Rojo thug returning to the storeroom for some more only to be barreled to death; while the audio of that sequence remains, the video was overwritten by the shot of Joe crawling
down the ramp and out of the storeroom afterwards, along with a shot of the already-dead thugs.
Joe's reaction to seeing Ramon ram SIlvanito with the butt of his rifle, overwritten by Ramon saying And that's for
being his friend! (unheard due to another case of video overwriting).
An entire sequence of the Rojos massacring the Baxters as Joe watches from the safety of the coffin was removed.
Ramon placing the cigarillo in Silvanito's mouth wrong end first overwrites the tail end of the shot up to that point.
Joe taunting Ramon by sending his own words about shooting for the heart
back at him.
Miscellaneous snippets during the final scene, during Joe's triumphant return and Esteban's death.
UK: A slightly extended UK
theatrical version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
1987 Warner VHS
UK: A slightly extended UK theatrical version was released on pre-cert video for:
1983 Warner VHS
Thanks to Ryan:
This release is a slightly-extended UK theatrical version which:
restores shots of Chico grinding Joe's hand into the floor with his foot at the end of the torture scene,
reinserts footage of Joe crawling out of the storeroom after barreling Chico and another Rojo thug to death (overwriting all video footage until the Rojos appear onscreen to investigate the
noise they'd just heard), and
Consuelo Baxter falling backwards after being shot.
Includes the shots of Ramon dripping
blood from his mouth after being fatally shot.
UK: Presumably the cut 1967 UK cinema version was passed AA (14) without further cuts for:
1981 cinema release
UK: The cut US Theatrical Version was passed X (16) after further BBFC cuts for:
1967 cinema release
Thanks to Vincenzo. The BBFC cuts were:
Reel 4 - Reduce to a bare minimum the beating up of Joe [Clint Eastwood]. Also remove the kicks and stamping on his hand. Reduce the number of shots of his disfigured face, especially in close up.
Reel 4 - Reduce to a minimum the shots and
sounds of the beating up of the cantina's owner.
Reel 5 - Remove as far as possible all close shots of the massacre of the Baxters and shorten the rest, including the murder of Mrs Baxter. [All shots of men on fire were removed along with the
shot of Mrs Baxter falling backwards after being hit with a bullet].
Reel 5 - Shorten the episode in which the cantina's owner is strung up and tortured.
Reel 5 - Remove shots of Ramon dripping blood from his mouth.
Fit To Kill is a 1993 USA action thriller by Andy Sidaris. Starring Dona Speir, Roberta Vasquez and Bruce Penhall.
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1993 and 1997. Uncut and MPAA R
rated in the US.
Chinese businessman Chang owns the fabulous Alexa diamond, stolen from Russia during WWII. He intends to return it to Russia during a gala dinner,
but the diamond is stolen by Kane, assisted by his lethal and seductive partner Blu Steele. The Agency, in charge of security at the event, go into high gear to try and recover the diamond. Gunplay, explosions, seductions, lethal remote control
helicopters, and general mayhem ensue.
Five Guns To Tombstone is a 1960 USA action crime western by Edward L Cahn. Starring James Brown, John Wilder and Walter Coy.
BBFC category cuts were required for a U rated 1960 cinema release. Uncut
and PG rated for 2016 DVD.
Matt Wade escapes from prison and tries to persuade his brother Bill, a reformed gunslinger, to participate in a hold-up. Billy refuses but Matt frames him
and he is forced to ride off with the gang. Billy fights with his brother and accidentally kills him, while Matt's teen-aged son, Ted, who thinks his father had been paroled from prison, sees the shooting. Returning to town to explain the true situation,
Billy is almost lynched by the townsmen mob who think he was part of the robbery. He escapes and goes back to the gang, pretending to join them but actually looking for evidence to clear himself and turn gang leader, Ike Garvey, over to Marshal Sam
Jennings. Only his fiancée Arlene knows of his plan.
Five Minarets in New York is a 2010 Turkey/USA drama by Mahsun Kirmizigül. With Haluk Bilginer, Danny Glover and Gina Gershon.
Shortened for UK release and then passed 15 without further cuts. Uncut in Germany
Two Turkish anti-terrorist agents are sent to New York City on a mission to find and bring back the dangerous Islamic leader codenamed "Dajjal", believed to be hiding in there. Working
with the FBI and NYPD, the agents orchestrate the arrest of Hadji Gumus, a well-respected Muslim scholar and family man who years before fled to the United States after being released from a Turkish prison, where he served time for murder. This tale
love, friendship, peace and prejudices, takes us on a journey seeking to answer the question of whether innocence or guilt even matters to one who lusts for vengeance.
Germany: Uncut on DTP Entertainment DVD
Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence and infrequent strong language for:
Flashback is a 2000 Germany horror mystery thriller by Michael Karen. Starring Valerie Niehaus, Xaver Hutter and Alexandra Neldel.
The film was cut in Germany for an FSK 18 rating and this cut version was
distributed worldwide. This cut version was passed 18 in the UK without further BBFC cuts. The uncut version has appeared o German TV.
As a young child, Jeanette
witnessed her parents brutal murder. After years in a mental institution, the 22 year old is finally strong enough to leave the asylum and begin a life on her own. Soon, Jeanette discovers with horror that many of her new found friends have been
murdered. Does her painful past hide a mystery that could help her bring an end to the death around her?
Germany : Uncut on German TV Austria: Uncut for theatrical release
UK: Passed 18 without BBFC cuts:
2003 High Fliers Video Distribution VoD
2003 High Fliers Video Distribution [Dubbed] video
Flavia the Heretic is a 1974 Italy/France horror drama by Gianfranco Mingozzi. With Florinda Bolkan, María Casares and Claudio Cassinelli.
Cut by the BBFC for cinema release and VHS. Uncut on DVD in UK and US
Italy 1600: A convent of nuns are invaded by the Tarantula Sect on their annual pilgrimage.
The cultists defile the place of worship, orgying in the chapel and desecrating the altar. One nun decides she can't take the religious oppression any longer and flees the convent upset that all the leaders are male.
Flavia the Heretic is different from other exploitation films. Instead of being gore and sex hidden under a thin shroud of message, Flavia the Heretic has a legitimate message (absurd as it might be at times), but gets grouped in
with the sex and gore movies that the Italians are so famous for.
The movie is more than nunsploitation. None of the scenes are all that violent. Movies like Behind Convent Walls were certainly more sexually graphic and dwelt much longer on the
sex scenes in attempt to make the erotic. No such attempts were made in this movie.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence, sexual
violence and torture for:
2020 Shameless (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 25th May 2020
Flesh+Blood is a 1985 Spain/USA/Netherlands adventure drama by Paul Verhoeven. With Rutger Hauer, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tom Burlinson.
Cut by the BBFC for 1986 cinema and VHS releases. Cuts waived for the 2005 DVD. In the US there is a cut R rated version and an uncut Unrated version.
A band of
medieval mercenaries take revenge on a noble lord who decides not to pay them by kidnapping the betrothed of the noble's son. As the plague and warfare cut a swathe of destruction throughout the land, the mercenaries hole up in a castle and await their
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence and sexual violence with previous cuts
2018 Eureka Entertainment Ltd RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon
The Flesh and the Fiends is a 1960 UK horror by John Gilling. With Peter Cushing, June Laverick and Donald Pleasence.
The UK Version is cut both by the distributors and the BBFC. The film was released in the US in a shorter version titled The Fiendish Ghouls. The uncut Continental Version is available in the US on Image DVD.
Review: Obscure masterpiece
This film deals with the infamous exploits of grave-robbers Burke & Hare, and the university professor surgeon Dr. Knox.
This is exploitative macabre
melodrama, more than a horror film; though it is more gruesome and horrific than other films of the terror genre.
This is still intense viewing today, the performances of George Rose as Burke, and Donald Pleasence as Hare,
are superb, powerful & really scary, if there is anything funny about them, it is the darkest of comedy. Peter Cushing is fine as Knox (NB. Cushing is not the principal protagonist, the film revolves on several characters) the quality of the
remaining cast vary, but at worst they are theatrical; which by no means mar the film.
The cinematography is first rate, and any Hammer fans amongst you might agree that the director John Gilling, who co-scripted it, never
made anything else quite like this.
US: The Continental Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
UK: The previously cut UK Version was
passed 12 without further BBFC cuts for moderate threat, violence and horror for:
2012 Anchor Bay Peter Cushing Collection R2 DVD
The UK Version was passed X (16) after about 27s of BBFC cuts for:
1960 cinema release
From IMDb. The 1960 UK distributors prepared a version with topless shots replaced by more modest footage:
In a tavern scene with Burke and Hare, a female extra allows her blouse to slip revealing her breasts while B&H are talking (in the UK print the blouse doesn't slip)
When Billie Whitelaw takes John Cairney up to her room she has a brief
conversation at the foot of the stairs with a woman by an open door. In the UK print this woman is clothed - In the continental print her breasts are exposed.
When Cairney goes into the brothel and confronts Whitelaw various of the extras are
topless in the continental version (but clothed in the UK print). The Continental print also features a couple of unique shots preceding this of topless revelry.
The BBFC then cut some violent scenes:
The murder of the old woman is slightly differently edited and more explicit in the Continental print (additional close-ups of her being smothered by Hare's hand).
The murder of Daft Jamie is slightly extended and more violent
Continental version has a close-up of Burke's face when he is hanged which is missing from the UK print.
shortened Continental Version
US: The US Version is shortened and MPAA Unrated for:
2020 KL Studio Classics [UK Version + US Version] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon
Flesh for Frankenstein is a 1973 Italian/French horror by Paul Morrissey. With Joe Dallesandro and Udo Kier.
Heavily cut by the BBFC for 1975 cinema release. Less heavily cut 1982 cinema release. Banned as a video nasty in 1984. Less cut for 1996 VHS and uncut for 2006 DVD. Uncut and MPAA X rated in the US.
Summary Revie w: Perverse
A very good film from the Warhol/Morrissey partnership. It features a decent stab at the Frankenstein legend
featuring a fair few intentional laughs
Udo Kier is astounding as the mad Baron Frankenstein, Arno Juerging is great as his idiot assistant Otto, and Monique Van Vooren holds her own as Frankenstein's wife-sister, whose
insatiable sexual appetite is fed by hunky Joe Dallesandro.
The quality productions values add to the package and it justifiably gets rated as one of the best campy horrors of the time.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong
bloody violence with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
Cuts to shots of the Baron smearing blood across the breasts of a female corpse
and sexually caressing the body
UK: The cut UK Cinema Version was released in November 1982 for:
1982 Vipco VHS
There is famous scene where the Baron has an orgasmic grope amongst his creations innards and proclaims that To know life you must fuck death in the gall bladder . (or vice versa). This contributed to the wind up of the
frenzied press and the video got added to the video nasties list in March 1984. It stayed on the list throughout the panic and so became one of the collectable DPP 39s
UK: Passed 18 after 2:08s of BBFC cuts for:
1982 cinema release
Released uncut for:
1981 Video Gems VHS
UK: Passed X after about 8 minutes of BBFC cuts for:
1975 cinema release
The submitted running time was noted as 95:47s = 91:57s PAL
There is also a US R Rated version missing a four-minute
montage of the three succubus ladies dancing and smearing blood all over their naked bodies during a ritual feeding after the last team member is killed.
Flesh Gordon - Andata e ritorno... al pianeta Korno!
Flesh Gordon is a 1974 USA comedy Sci-Fi film by Michael Benveniste and Howard Ziehm. Starring Jason Williams, Suzanne Fields and Joseph Hudgins.
Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release and 18 rated VHS. Heavily cut in
the US for an MPAA R rating although the Unrated Version is uncut. The 2001 UK DVD release is reported to be uncut without a BBFC certificate. There was also an X rated release with hardcore scenes in the US.
Emperor Wang (the Perverted) is leader of the planet Porno and sends his mighty "Sex Ray" towards Earth, turning everyone into sex-mad fiends. Only one man can save the Earth, football player Flesh
Gordon. Along with his girlfriend Dale Ardent and Professor Flexi-Jerkoff, they set off towards the source of the Sex Ray, unaware of the perils that face them!
X rated Version
US: From IMDb
Several X-rated scenes were filmed and an X-rated version of the film was printed then supposedly destroyed (although it is known to have received at least a limited distribution). It seems that this version has been lost,
possibly as a result of prints being destroyed after a police raid.
Passed with approximately 20 minutes of cuts for a cinema release in 1977
Rejected for a 1976 cinema release
R18 material, even today. The young girl
Flossie comes straight from a Swiss boarding school to Stockholm where she meets a young embassy clerk. Together with her friend Eva, each tell the other two of previous sexual encounters.
2006 UK/US comedy animation by David Bowers & Sam Fell
Pre-cut when submitted in 2006 after a BBFC advice viewing. The BBFC commented: The animated tale
originally contained uses of 'bugger' and 'bloody'. These were replaced by 'blinkin'' and 'bother' in the cut submitted for final classification
Fly Away Home is a 1996 USA / Canada children's adventure drama by Carroll Ballard. Starring Jeff Daniels, Anna Paquin and Dana Delany.
The U rated 1996 cinema releaase was uncut but BBFC category cuts were required for a 1996 U rated VHS release. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.
Amy is only 13
years old when her mother is killed in an auto wreck in New Zealand. She goes to Canada to live with her father, an eccentric inventor whom she barely knows. Amy is miserable in her new life...that is until she discovers a nest of goose eggs that were
abandoned when developers began tearing up a local forest. The eggs hatch and Amy becomes "Mama Goose". The young birds must fly south for the winter, but who will lead them there? With a pair of ultralight airplanes, Amy, her dad and their
friends must find a way to do it...