2005 Canada/USA/France mystery by Rupert Wainwright. With Tom Welling, Maggie Grace and Selma Blair.
A cut theatrical version was superceded by an Unrated Version for home video
Summary Review: A mess
The cast in this mess look like teen Baywatch rejects. The music in the original by Carpenter
himself brought suspense, tension and a murky sense of foreboding. This nonsense is like a pop promo gone wrong. Avoid this film like the plague.
For a Few Dollars More is a 1965 Italy/Spain/West Germany western by Sergio Leone. With Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria VolontÚ.
Cut by the BBFC for an X (16) rated cinema release. Also cut in the US for an M rating. Later the cuts were restored but editors seem to have missed a scene. The complete version was eventually released in Germany.
Monco is a bounty killer chasing El Indio and his gang. During his hunting, he meets Col. Douglas Mortimer, another bounty killer, and they decide to make a partnership, chase the bad guys together and split the
reward. During their enterprise, there will be lots of bullets and funny situations. In the end, one of the bounty hunters shows the real intention of his hunting.
It has been suggested that MGM started with the cut US M rated version and spliced a few of the missing bits back in. However the editors creating the tape may have been working with a shortened version as a guide for what was missing. Confusion has
From IMDb :
missing around 20s from the beating of prisoners (which ends abruptly and without the dialogue exchange between Indio and Groggy).
For Men Only is a 1968 UK short film by Pete Walker. Starring David Kernan, Andrea Allan and Derek Aylward.
BBFC category cuts for an 'A' rated 1967 cinema release. Released as part
of an 18 rated compilation on 2015 DVD. An extended version was releases in the US with added sex scenes. A full length version was created in Germany with extra scenes shot by a local director.
A sophisticated London fashion columnist takes a job with a small-town publisher and "moral crusader", much to the dismay of her rich, jealous boyfriend. The "crusader", however, turns out to be not quite what he
says he is.
Germany/US: A reworked version was released with added sex scenes.
Sex scenes added for American release. German theatrical version extended to feature length
(approximately 75 Minutes) with additional scenes directed by Gunter Hendel, adding an entirely new subplot.
part of compilation 97:25s
UK: A compilation including the US Version of For Men Only was passed 18 uncut for strong nudity for:
2015 Odeon Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 30th March 2015
US: the US Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
2016 Kino Lorber [For Men Only + School for Sex + School for Sex extra material] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon
2016 Kino Lorber [For Men Only + School for Sex + School for Sex extra material] R1 DVD
at US Amazon
Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion is a 1970 Spain/Italy mystery thriller by Luciano Ercoli. With Dagmar Lassander, Pier Paolo Capponi and Simˇn Andreu.
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1971. Later uncut on home video. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
Summary Review: Impeccable direction
A triangle of friendship,
love, sex, and, perhaps, murder. A stranger accosts Minou one night on the beach while her husband Peter is away. He tells her that Peter has murdered a business associate and blackmails her into sleeping with him. He compounds the blackmail with photos
taken of their tryst.
While gorehounds may be a tad disappointed by the lack of extreme violence in this picture, there are abundant joys to be found. Luciano Ercoli's direction is impeccable; the script by Ernesto Gastaldi is one
made to keep you guessing; and Susan Scott, playing Minou's best friend, is remarkably sexy.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for sexual threat, sexual violence
Forbidden World is a 1982 USA Sci-Fi horror by Allan Holzman. Starring Jesse
Vint, Dawn Dunlap and June Chadwick.
Exists as a Theatrical Version and a Director's Cut
On planet Xarbia, an experimental life form, Subject 20, has been created by an elite group of
researchers in hopes of preventing a galactic food crisis. However, when Subject 20 becomes deadly, the best troubleshooter in the Galaxy is called in to investigate.
US: The Director's Cut and is MPAA Unrated for:
2019 Cinedigm Limited Edition [Director's Cut + Theatrical Version] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
Force 2 is a 2016 action thriller by Abhinay Deo. Starring John
Abraham, Sonakshi Sinha and Tahir Raj Bhasin.
BBFC category cuts were
required for a 2016 cinema release.
category cuts 2:51s
UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, occasional bloody images, language, sex references after 2:51s of BBFC category cuts for:
2016 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
Company chose to remove several moments of strong violence, including blood spurts from bullet impacts, in order to receive a 12A rating. Cuts were made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An uncut 15 was available.
A Force of One is a 1979 US action film by Paul Aaron. With Jennifer O'Neill, Chuck Norris and Clu Gulager.
Cut by the MPAA for a PG rating. The film was further cut by the BBFC for
an 'AA' rated cinema release in 1979 and for 15 rated VHS. The same cut version was released on 2005 DVD but the BBFC cuts were waived for 2012 DVD and Blu-ray.
A team of undercover
narcotics agents is conducting an investigation when things mysteriously begin to go haywire. One by one, the squad is eliminated by an assassin. To help discover the identity of the karate killer, the police enlist the aid of karate champion Matt Logan.
There's not much in the way of plot, but it has a decent enough emotional story. If you're into martial arts, and want to see Chuck Norris early in his career, give this film a try. Not a bad watch.
UK: Passed 15 for drug use and strong violence after previous BBFC cuts were waived for:
From IMDb. The MPAA required a sound cut for a PG rating to avoid an R rating:
The MPAA did not like the original "breaking-neck" sound effect the film makers chose for the climactic fight, and urged them to
change it. A ratcheting musical sound effect was used and was passed by the MPAA. According to director Paul Aaron, this approved sound effect was much worse than the original sound.
Force 10 From Navarone is a 1978 UK / USA action war drama by Guy Hamilton. Starring Harrison Ford, Robert Shaw and Edward Fox.
The Theatrical Version was cut by the BBFC for an 'A' rated cinema
released in 1978. The Theatrical Version was 15 rated on VHS. The Restored European Version of 2005 was uncut and 12 rated. The Theatrical Version was MPAA PG rated in the US.
Mallory and Miller are back. It seems that there was traitor with them at Navarone, whom they thought was executed. But it seems that not only was he not executed, and he was not a traitor but a German spy. Intelligence believes he
made it to Yugoslavia and is now with the Partisans. So, Mallory and Miller being the only ones who can positively identify him are sent along with a unit called Force 10, which is led by Colonel Barnsby, who objects to their presence. It seems that
Force 10 has a mission of their own which Mallory and Miller know nothing about. When their plane is shot and most of the team is killed, they mistakenly believe that some of the locals they meet are Partisans but in reality are German Allies, so they
are taken prisoner, and have to convince the German commander that they are not spies or else they will be killed.
Restored European Version
UK: Restored European Version was passed 12 uncut for moderate violence and nudity:
2020 Powerhouse [European + Theatrical Versions] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
Forced Entry is a 1975 US thriller by Jim Sotos. With Tanya Roberts, Ron Max and Nancy Allen.
There was a 1973 hardcore film, Forced Entry , by Shaun Costello that featured a maniac war vet killer. It obviously impressed and was remade by Jim Sotos without the hardcore. It was titled The Last Victim , originally
with an MPAA PG rating. It didn't do well and was beefed up with stronger material. It was MPAA R rated and reissued theatrically as Forced Entry . This was a little too strong for the UK market and was toned down. However it was still banned by
the BBFC from 1982 cinema release, but it did make it on to pre-cert VHS.
More recently the Director reworked the Forced Entry version into his Director's Cut which drops most of the stronger footage.
Summary Review: Rapist
in the 1st Person
Likened to Joe Spinell's Maniac except the focus is more on the sexual perversion and assault rather than gory killing scenes.
It is filmed from the point of view of a
serial rapist as he cruises round town looking for victims. Nancy Allen and Tanya Roberts fit the bill.
The first person narrative adds to the scariness and makes it more effective than most in the genre.
US: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:
Dark Force [The Last Victim + Forced Entry Director's Cut] R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon
The Director's Cut drops much of the stronger footage added for Forced Entry.
US: The US VHS release after the R rated theatrical release features all the stronger material added and
adds further material not used for theatrical versions.
UK: A toned down version of the R rated version was banned by the BBFC for
1982 cinema release titled Forced Entry
UK: A toned down version of the R rated version was released on pre-cert video for:
1981 Intervision VHS
Reissued Version Forced Entry
US: Stronger footage was added and the film was theatrically reissued with an MPAA R rating now titled Forced Entry
Original Version The Last Victim
US: Originally Titled The Last Victim and MPAA PG rated:
Dark Force [The Last Victim + Forced Entry Director's Cut] R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon
Forced Vengeance is about much raw strength and nice evil
characters. Real characters, not the usual martial arts actors of the nineties. It's great.
So, the fights here are not dozens of minutes but a few hard hits. And to see, how these hits work, give it a brutal flavor. The colors
in the movie are sometimes neon lights, sometimes a very hard contrast to blood
Forced Vengeance is about 60% dialogue and 40% fights / violence. I would say it is pretty good. Plus Joy is a cutie. Plus it has good music. Plus
the letter characters for the cast are really stylish (note that in the making of a film even the fonts have to be chosen).
Chuck Norris is not there to make a good movie actor but to hit damn hard, and he does.
Forest of Fear is a 1979 US horror by Chuck McCrann. With Charles McCrann, Beverly Shapiro and Dennis Helfend .
A shortened version was banned as a UK Video Nasty in 1983. Uncut and MPAA
R rated in the US.
Summary Review : Cheesy Classic
This is one of those cheesy classics from the 70's. I enjoyed it somewhat. A group of people growing dope get dusted with a
chemical meant to kill their crop. They turn into flesh eating zombies and try to kill campers in the same area. Not one of the goriest nasties but does have a few violent set pieces.
Forsaken is a 2015 Canada / France western drama by Jon Cassar. Starring Kiefer Sutherland, Demi Moore and Donald Sutherland.
Film news revealed that the original cut submitted by Jon Cassar didn't impress the Sutherland's who re-edited the film to include more of the father and son relationship.
John Henry returns to his hometown in hopes of repairing his relationship with his estranged father, but a local gang is terrorizing the town. John Henry is the only one who can stop them, however he has abandoned both his gun and
reputation as a fearless quick-draw killer.
The Fortress is a 2017 South Korea action war drama by Dong-hyuk Hwang. Starring Byung-hun Lee, Yoon-seok Kim and Hae-il Park.
The BBFC Annual report covering 2018 says that the VoD release had cuts
for a horse being dangerously tripped, but these cuts are not recorded in the BBFC database.
In 1636, the Qing dynasty attacks Joseon. King Injo and his retainers,
including Choi Myung-kil and Kim Sang-hun, hide in the mountain fortress city of Namhansanseong. They are isolated from the outside. Meanwhile, Choi Myung-kil insists that they enter into negotiations with the Qing dynasty, but Kim Sang-hun proposes that
they keep fighting.
48hrs. is a 1982 USA action crime comedy by Walter Hill. Starring Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy and Annette O'Toole.
Uncut and originally 18 rated for cinema, VHS and DVD. Downrated to 15 in
2009. There was also an Abridged version that was cut to remove the strong language This was 15 rated for 1987 VHS. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Oddball cop and tough guy, Jack
Cates is the only survivor of a cop shooting and in hunting down the murderer collects Reggie Hammond from jail for 48 hours. Hammond is oddly motivated to help. The killer is searching for his stash of cash. Cates and Hammond who have the Black-white,
cop-crook thing to work out make surprisingly good partners as they navigate through the city looking for their suspect.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, violence and nudity and racist language for:
Found is a 2012 USA horror thriller by Scott Schirmer. Starring Gavin Brown, Ethan Philbeck and Phyllis Munro.
Cut by the BBFC for an 18 rated 2014 DVD release. Uncut in the US. Cut by 2
minutes in Australia after being initially banned.
FOUND is a unique and supremely disturbing coming-of-age story of a boy whose big brother is a serial-killer.
up is tough for Marty. His parents don't understand him and he is bullied at school. He has only his big brother to look up to...that is until he discovers his brother's chilling secret and a severed head in a sports bag at home.
FOUND unravels a
gripping and gruesome story that captures what it's like to grow up in the time of VHS tapes and video nasties, as the American dream and everyday suburbia descends into a home-grown hell that will leave even the most hardened horror fan shocked by its
"One of the most gut-wrenching experiences I've had in a long time" (Dark Media) "A compelling, unique and, yes, totally sick portrait of a serial killer" (Twitch Film) "The horror film that true
genre fans have been waiting for" (HorrorNews)
A cut was required to remove sight of a murderer's erect penis, during a scene of sadistic sexualised violence and threat.
The BBFC also provide Extended Classification Information (includes spoilers) :
FOUND is a horror film about a horror-obsessed boy who discovers his older brother is a serial killer.
Scenes of strong bloody violence include sight of beheadings and stabbings. There are strong gory images, both during violence and in the aftermath of violence, including sight of entrails and sight of eyes being gouged out of a
severed head and eaten.
In one scene, a woman is tied up and partially stripped, after which it is implied that her breast has been cut off. Although aftemath sight of her bloody chest is seen, there is no detail of the actual
cutting. Elsewhere, a rape is attempted but stopped. Another scene implies that sexual violence is taking place off screen.
The film also contains occasional use of strong language ('fuck'), as well as discriminatory terms, such
as faggot . There is also strong threat, moderate sex references and breast nudity.
Update from MoonMetropolis via twitter: Is the UK release pre-cut?
Regarding Found: some of climactic
violence is off-screen, but we do see breast-cutting in one scene & sex with severed head.
The breast-cutting & severed head-fucking all take place in context of a fictional film-within-a-film watched by protagonist.
So the fact that the BBFC have indicated that these two scenes are not present then one has to conclude that a pre-cut version was submitted to the BBFC. Perhaps the cut Australian Version or else cut by the UK distributor.
The UK release of
Found is cut by 1;39s so must have suffered pre-cuts in addition to the 4s of BBFC cuts. Four scenes were cut:
Cuts to the killer tormenting a chained woman by pushing his facemask into a wound on the woman's chest
After the killer decapitates the woman's head and eating her gouged out the eyes, he has sex with the head, or at least the eye sockets.
This is unsurprisingly missing from the UK release.
Similar head sex is subsequently cut from the death of a second female victim.
The erect penis is deleted from the killer passing through a boys room to get a machete. The scene is
dark and this is difficult to make out anyway.
Australia : Banned but later passed R18+
after 2 minutes of cuts
The full 103m version was banned in May 2014.
A version was later passed R18+ on the 3rd attempt with a noted running time of 96m. The Distributors said that in fact it had been cut by about 2 minutes. The 5m
discrepancy could either be down to a PAL speed up or else due to some running times not including the associated Dark Dwellers fake horrors.
The Fountain is a 2006 USA / Canada Sci-Fi romance by Darren Aronofsky. Starring Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz and Sean Patrick Thomas.
Three stories - one each from
the past, present, and future - about men in pursuit of eternity with their love. A conquistador in Mayan country searches for the tree of life to free his captive queen; a medical researcher, working with various trees, looks for a cure that will save
his dying wife; a space traveler, traveling with an aged tree encapsulated within a bubble, moves toward a dying star that's wrapped in a nebula; he seeks eternity with his love. The stories intersect and parallel; the quests fail and succeed.
UK: The International Version was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for:
2007 20th Century Fox R2 DVD
2006 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
Having had the film classified on 30 June 2006, the company submitted a re-edited version with changes made to reels 2, 3 and 5. This version was deemed suitable for classification at 12A.
Presumably this is the cut US PG-13 version. It was originally rated R by the MPAA for some violence but was later edited down to a PG-13 rating for some intense sequences of violent action, some sensuality and language.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
2006 cinema release. Never released as distributors preferred a cut 12 rated version
Perhaps the uncut US R rated version was initially submitted. It received an uncut 15 rating but the distributors preferred a 12 Rated version, and probably submitted the cut PG-13 version instead.
411 is a 2015 USA action film by Valentine. Starring Valentine, Jennifer Copeland and Neb Chupin.
Unconfirmed but the film was originally given an MPAA R rating. The distributors considered an appeal but decided to cut the film for a PG-13 instead.
A female CIA
operative seduces a bounty hunter to protect her undercover Interpol partner/boyfriend who's infiltrated an Al Qaeda terrorist cell in Miami and has a bounty on his head. She falls for the bounty hunter who doubts it as all three close in on the AL Qaeda
mastermind and his deadly primary operative. '4/11' addresses the most widely held concerns about terrorism, the #1 topic of interest in the world.
US: Presumably was resubmitted in a cut version and was rated PG-13 for violence, sensuality and partial nudity.
Four Flies on Grey Velvet is a 1971 Italy / France mystery thriller by Dario Argento. Starring Michael Brandon, Mimsy Farmer and Jean-Pierre Marielle.
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1973 cinema release. Later uncut and 15
rated for 2012 home video. Uncut by the MPAA but US prints are missing 40s through print damage.
Roberto, a drummer in a rock band, keeps receiving weird phone calls and being followed
by a mysterious man. One night he manages to catch up with his persecutor and tries to get him to talk but in the ensuing struggle he accidentally stabs him. He runs away, but he understands his troubles have just begun when the following day he receives
an envelope with photos of him killing the man. Someone is killing all his friends and trying to frame him for the murders...
Argento demonstrates some very creative camera work in this one. Furthermore, he keeps a nice and steady
pace, there is very little downtime in this one and Ennio Morricone gives a good, if not great score.
It also boasts some inventive deaths. Now, Four Flies on Grey Velvet certainly has its flaws. There is a bit too much
comedy in for my tastes, which I feel distracted from the horror. Also, Morriconne's score is underutilized and there isn't enough nudity.
Dario Argento's rarest giallo is part of the Animal Trilogy which also includes The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
and Cat O'Nine Tails .
UK: A Restored Version/Rebuild Edit was passed 15 uncut for strong violence for:
From promotional material: The legendary missing forty seconds.
This special 40th Anniversary Edition has been fully re-mastered in HD from the original negative and includes four inserts of previously missing
footage, through print damage, known amongst Argento fans as the legendary missing forty seconds .
However the inserts are in Standard-Definition quality only. The Blu-ray will allow for seamless branching of the four
inserts giving viewers two versions of the film: one all HD without the re-inserted scenes and one longer version including the inserts.
40s print damage
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated albeit losing 40s through print damage for:
Foxy Brown is a 1974 US action film by Jack Hill. With Pam Grier, Antonio Fargas and Peter Brown.
Uncut for 1974 cinema release and a 1982 VHS which was seized by the
police during the video nasties moral panic. Cut for 1987 VHS but uncut in all home video releases since 1998. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US
Summary Review: Blaxploitation classic
black woman takes a job as a high-class prostitute in order to get revenge on the mobsters who murdered her boyfriend.
Foxy Brown features a brilliant lead performance from the hypnotically attractive Pam Grier, whose
federal agent boyfriend is gunned down, and who sets out to fight for revenge and justice where the System has failed her and at the same time is matched at every turn by Antonio Huggy Bear Fargas as her no-good younger brother.
The rest of the performances are variable, and the budgets of these things did tend to preclude brilliant method actors! Jack Hill's direction keeps things ticking over nicely and the screenplay swings wildly between shock-horror
tactics, tongue-in-cheek theatricality and even the occasional stab at gut-level farce.
Foxy Brown is a definite must-see. Definitely one of the best, and most enjoyable blaxploitation films I've seen thus far.
UK: Passed 18 uncut after the BBFC waived their cuts for:
UK: The uncut version was released on pre-cert VHS for:
1982 Guild 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.
15min approx- Here Haskins has come to arrest Ron for the shooting. The two get into a very violent and bloody fight. Ron finally kills Haskins by bashing his head four times of the garage floor. The CIC VHS cuts the first two of these, and only
shows the last two.
19min - Susan is threatened by Frank and the blond guy. The CIC VHS cuts the part where she says Ow, my breasts . The scene then continues with her slowly sliding down the wall before it cuts again. Missing here is
around 25s of Frank threatening Susan by pushing the gun close to her mouth.
83min - In the CIC VHS Ron is shown placing his gun next to Frank's ear. It then cuts around 25sec of him shooting and of the now bloody ear as Frank is bundled into
85min - Ron opens the hood of his car and pushes Frank under it. Missing in the CIC VHS is a shot of the spark plug being pushed into Frank's ear.
97min - The CIC VHS cuts the scene where Ron stabs the Mayor in the back of the
Lady Libertine is a 1984 France/USA/Canada drama romance by GÚrard Kiko´ne. With Christopher Pearson, Jennifer Inch and Sophie Favier.
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema release, VHS and DVD. Uncut and MPAA
Unrated in the US.
Famed French TV game show hostess Sophie Favier stars in this boldly sexy epic about a cross-dressing teenage orphan named Frank who is adopted by a handsome
nobleman with his own strange urges. This 1984 Playboy production ignited an international controversy when Sophie Favier unsuccessfully sued to stop its long awaited re-release. Her court loss is a victory for fans everywhere!
The version playing on the UK satellite channel Movies 4 Men as Lady Libertine is also uncut. So maybe would no longer be cut if the full version were to be submitted, or maybe not
Thanks to MM:
UK: Passed 18 for strong sex and nudity after 3:08s of BBFC cuts for:
2006 Medium Rare R2 DVD
1985 Guild VHS
1984 cinema release
3:08s minutes were cut from the 1984 cinema release and these cuts have found there way into the video/DVD releases of 1985 & 2006
When 'Frank' is caned by Charles who believes she is male, sight of cane in front of her bare buttocks was removed. Most of the blows were also removed so idea is established only enough for him to realise she is a woman. No welts may
be featured on Frank's buttocks.
Dialogue "Weren't you angry when I beat you? ", " No,somehow after it I loved you more - it was terrible but very exciting... "was removed.
In scene in which Madam beats blonde with slipper, close up of bare buttocks before beating begins was removed, cutting away after skirt is lifted.
In brothel entertainment, entire enactment of sequence:
"Punishment of a Nihilist in a Russian prison" was removed. (the longest censor cut)
When Charles meets the Count on stairs, dialogue line: ...including a little more punishment was removed.
Flagellation scene after 'Frank' asks Charles to punish her with cane was reduced to absolute minimum, resuming as he asks her for forgiveness.
Frankenhooker is a 1990 US comedy horror by Frank Henenlotter. With James Lorinz and Joanne Ritchie.
Frankenhooker was originally cut to avoid an MPAA X rating. The unrated version/director's cut is now widely available.
Summary Review: Explosive Fun
Jeffery resurrects his fiancee named Elizabeth
after a tragic accident. He goes out to New York City to look for some prostitutes and use a special experimental crack to make the hookers literally go out with a bang, he stitches all parts together along with Elizabeth's head then use lightning to
resurrect her as a sleazy minded hooker who can literally kill men during sex.
Entertaining and over-the-top horror comedy from Frank Henenlotter (director of Basket Case and Brain Damage ) brings another
winning combination of laughs, splatter and sleaze galore.
uncut Unrated Director's Cut
UK: The Unrated Version/Director's Cut was
passed 15 uncut for strong language, sexualised nudity and drug use for:
When we brought Frankenhooker to the MPAA the head of the board at the time called up our company and the guy said to the secretary,
'Congratulations, you're the first film rated S.' And she said 'S? For sex?' And they said 'No, S for Shit.' And this is the ratings board!
Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell is a 1974 UK horror film by
Terence Fisher With Peter Cushing, Shane Briant and Madeline Smith.
Cut by the BBFC for cinema release. Then further cut for a US R rating. All home video version were cut to some extent until 2014 when an uncut restored version was released
Summary Review: Monster from the Planet
of the Apes
Last of the Hammer Frankenstein films, this one deals with the Baron hiding out in an insane asylum, so that he may continue his experiments with reanimating the dead, along with inmate Dr. Helder, who has
been institutionalized for conducting such experiments.
Fisher's attention to atmosphere and Cushing's patented mad doctor lay down a solid foundation, but John Elder's stilted script, cheapo production values (nice miniatures!)
and poor make-up FX (the monster looks like Big Foot mixed with Cornelius from PLANET OF THE APES) kill its serious intentions. However, there's enough going on here to merit at least one watch for horror fans.
UK: The restored uncut version was passed 15 uncut for strong gore, horror for:
2014 ICON Entertainment [Restored + R rated Versions] RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo
at UK Amazon
The uncut version was previously presented at special screenings with the following comments from a Hammer forum:
The teeth-clamping scene, the additional shot of bloody arm stumps, extra eye surgery, extra
brain-sawing/surgery, extra organ-throwing and sliding about in blood plus the legendary missing extra frames of the glass-slashed throat! Plus extra frames of the dead Monster and an extra reaction shot of Sarah that is in the cut, but not the uncut
version. Longest ever version!"
Germany: The cut UK cinema version is available for:
The German DVD only suffers the cut close up to bloodied throat.
UK: Passed X (18) after 4s of BBFC cuts for:
1996 Warner VHS
1972 cinema release
Hammer Films have enquired about the whereabouts of 2 missing scenes:
An extended body falling into grave scene.
An extended scene showing glass in the throat.
Perhaps a clue to the original cinema cuts.
UK: A Pre-cut version was passed 15 without further BBFC cuts for:
1996 Warner VHS
UK: A Pre-cut version was passed 15 without further BBFC cuts for:
2003 Leisurewear/DD Video R2 DVD
It seems that the intended version was the US R rated version with some cuts restored to operation scenes. The previously missing shot of Frankenstein tying up arteries with his teeth during an operation was included. However the DVD was first
published as per the US R rated version which was later withdrawn and replaced with the intended version.
The cuts in the official version were:
Missing shot of severed hands in coffin
Missing shot of monster's eye being put in socket during an operation
A deleted close-up of the bloodied throat of the murdered
asylum director (John Stratton) after being glassed
Cuts to some of the footage of the asylum maniacs ripping up the monster, b ut not as much as the R rated version.
Frauleins in Uniform is a 1973 Switzerland war thriller by Erwin C Dietrich. Starring Elisabeth Felchner, Karin Heske and Renate KaschÚ.
Cut by the BBFC for 1974 cinema release. Various short versions exist.
In the last days of WW2, women are volunteering from all over Germany to serve in the front
lines by having sex with the brave Nazi soldiers. But when they start having sex with each other, things get complicated. Especially with the increasing danger from the revengeful Soviet army!
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare is a 1991 US horror by Rachel Talalay. With Robert Englund, Lisa Zane and Shon Greenblatt.
UK cinema release and VHS was cut by the BBFC. The cuts were waived for DVD
For the Fans
This film was made just for the fans of Freddy Kruger. If you thought you knew all about him you were wrong unless you've seen this. A few unimpressive special effects with a not too thrilling story
line but it will teach you about the mind of Freddy.
Freebie and the Bean is a 1974 USA action crime comedy by Richard Rush. Starring Alan Arkin, James Caan and Loretta Swit.
Cut by the BBFC for 1974 X rated cinema release and 1988 18 rated VHS.
Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Freebie and Bean, two San Francisco police detectives, have one goal in life: to bring down Red Meyers, a local hijacking boss. After many fruitless
months they finally collect an important piece of evidence. However, before they can get an arrest warrant, they hear the news of the hitman being hired to kill Meyers.
UK: Recent screenings on Film Four appeared to be intact and was noticeably extended from the
version previously broadcast on Channel 5. This extended multiple shooting was also included in the Channel 4 documentary, The Celluloid Closet.
Freeway is a 1996 USA / France crime comedy thriller by Matthew Bright. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Kiefer Sutherland and Bokeem Woodbine.
A twisted take on 'Little Red
Riding Hood' with a teenage juvenile delinquent on the run from a social worker traveling to her grandmother's house and being hounded by a charming, but sadistic, serial killer/pedophile.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for very strong language, strong sex references and
violence with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
French Dressing is a 1964 UK comedy drama by Ken Russell (as Kenneth Russell). Starring James Booth, Roy Kinnear and Marisa Mell.
The film was shortened by the distributor prior to release. BBFC category
cuts were then required for an 'A' rated 1964 cinema release. The cuts were restore and the film was passed 12 uncut for 2015 DVD.
Director Ken Russell's first film is a comedy
about the exploits of a deckchair attendant in the fictional English seaside resort town of Gormleigh. Aided by his reporter gilfriend Judy (Alita Naughton), deckchair attendant Jim (James Booth) dreams up a plan to revitalise the town by organising a
film festival centred around French movie star pin-up Franšoise Fayol (Marisa Mell). Travelling to France with entertainments manager Henry Liggott (Roy Kinnear) to enlist the star's help, the pair finally convince her to return with them to headline the
festival. But although Fayol receives a warm welcome in the town, a series of unplanned mishaps see the festival, which up to that point had been a roaring success, descend into farce.
UK: The full 86 minute cut was passed 12 uncut for moderate sex references, nudity for:
The full 86 minute cut has been screened in local Herne Bay festivals and a BFI screening in 2011, otherwise it was largely buried and forgotten until now.
Thanks to Daniel who adds that the film has been on UK TV once for definite. It was on
Channel 4 in the early hours of the morning, but the screening was over a decade ago. Daniel notes that it was letterboxed, but cropped to 1.77.
Network's DVD is the first home video release of the film worldwide since Weintraub Entertainment released
a cropped NTSC VHS in Japan circa 1989.
released ~86:00s =~83:00s
UK: With distributor's cuts included, the BBFC passed the film A (PG) after further BBFC cuts required for an A rating for:
1964 cinema release titled French Dressing (scope)
Thanks to Nicholas. The BBFC cuts were:
The BBFC removed a scene with Franšoise Fayol (Marisa Mell) dressed as a nun revealing her garter as part of a dream sequence. Ken Russell confirms this in an old Radio Times interview from 30 October 1971 which accompanied a
BBC TV broadcast of the film that week. This scene was later returned in part or in whole to the surviving prints that exist today.
Previously, late on in the editing process Warner-Pathe decided to shorten the film. The scenes removed have never been included in any official release and are now considered lost. From IMDb:
There is a missing scene
between where Franšoise agrees to join Jim and Henry at their place. This was Ken Russell's favourite scene in the entire movie but it was dropped by the producers, hence the unexplained cut between France and the pier of Gormleigh.
Regarding the original 100 minutes, it is known that several scenes and tail ends including the one referenced on IMDb were removed from the cut as the film was considered too long by the original distributor Warner-Pathe
that was part owned by Associated British at Elstree Studios who did not like the film. There are production stills, press shots and amateur photographs from residents of Herne Bay confirming scenes that were deleted.
French actress Germaine Delbat is credited in one version of the surviving prints yet is never seen in the film. It is believed that she played a kind concierge who took in Jim Stevens (James Booth) and Henry Ligget (Roy Kinnear) to her ruined
Tudor hotel when they were hopelessly lost on foot in woodland on the road from Boulogne to Le Touquet.
The scene referenced on IMDb was after the two Englishmen found Franšoise Fayol (Marisa Mell) in Le Touquet and brought her
back to the hotel for a picnic (production stills exist of this) before returning to England with her the next day. These are the scenes that were most treasured by Ken Russell and the producer Kenneth Harper, but they to were cut possibly very late in
the process hence why Germaine Delbat remains credited in one print as French woman .
The surviving print moves scene via a poorly executed cut from the Englishmen's invitation in Le Touquet straight to their arrival back
in England at the end of the pier.
Unfortunately of course all these scenes are believed to no longer exist in any format. Possibly Ken Russell might have owned a personal collection or the original 100 minute print but all of his
possessions were destroyed in a catastrophic house fire in 2006. He confirmed that he had lost his copy in 2008 when he came to introduce an outdoor screening in Herne Bay.
Apart from a number of worldwide television broadcasts of varying runtime, the film has been screened as a double bill (cut even shorter to 60 minutes) in
Australia, Argentina, Canada, Germany, Japan and was given limited cinema circuit release in the UK in part thanks to the sudden popularity of James Booth via Zulu in 1964. There are surviving localised posters for all these releases.
The Killer Cut lets Whitney escape from her prison in Jason's catacombs for a short period of time but later he manages to catch her, again, anyway. The Killer Cut uses several scenes to treat this change. In those scenes a little bit more of Jason's
historical background is being told.
When it comes to sex and violence the film is definitely a little more explicit than the Theatrical version.
The Killer Cut contains 5 additional scenes,
9 scenes containing story
12 scenes containing erotic (partially alternative footage),
Friday the 13th is a 1980 US slasher by Sean S Cunningham. With Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King and Jeannine Taylor.
Exists as an uncut Unrated version and a cut R rated version. The cut
version was passed 18 for UK 1980 cinema release. The uncut version was initially released on pre-cert VHS but was seized by police and the distributors reverted to the cut version until 1987. Uncut since 2003 on DVD and Blu-ray.
Review: A Slasher Star is Born
Camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to re-open a summer camp that was the site of a child's drowning.
Friday the 13th
must be one of the biggest mysteries in cinema. Although it's a long way from being a good movie, its success and influence is unnameable.
The make-up effects by the master Tom Savini himself are excellent, but that alone isn't
really enough to create a legendary horror movie.
I'll never reckon the Friday the 13th films as good - or even decent - efforts in the genre, but I'm always up for a little bit of brainless gore slashing. And that's what these
series are made for...pure entertainment!!
UK: The Unrated Version was released uncut on pre-cert rental video for:
1982 Warner VHS
This version was seized by police presumably prompting Warner to switch to the cut R rated version.
US Theatrical Versio n
UK: This R Rated version was passed 18 without further BBFC cuts for:
1987 Warner VHS
UK: The cut R Rated Version was released on pre-cert sell-thru video for:
1983 Warner VHS
Warner seemed to have decided to play it safe whilst the video nasties moral panic was kicking off. So they switched from releasing the uncut version to the cut US version
The film was cut by about 10s for the US R rating.
Annie has her throat cut. The 18 cert, version adds the white out before we get a good glimpse at the Tom Savini created FX.
Kevin Bacon's girlfriend gets an axe in the skull: Once again this cuts away to
an early, imposed, whiteout. There is about a second more of gory detail. (see below)
A birds eye view of Kevin Bacon with a spear exiting out of his throat has been censored (this is approx. 4 seconds long). The current
version shows us a side view of his death then jumps before we get the other angle.
The decapitation of Mrs. Voorhees has been cut of one sequence involving her headless torso. The cut is quite obtrusive and the sequence
has been slightly re edited so that we cut back to Alice sooner than we should. The sound jumps too, so it's not hard to notice this cut.
Friday the 13th Part 2 is a 1981 US slasher by Steve Miner. With Betsy Palmer, Amy Steel and John Furey.
Cut for an MPAA R rating. The same cut version has been used for all UK and US release since. The 1983 UK VHS release was seized by the police during the video nasties moral panic. There's no sign of the cuts being restored, so for
the moment this is the best available version
Summary Review: Up There with the Original
Mrs. Voorhees is dead, and Camp Crystal Lake is shut down, but a camp next to the infamous place is stalked by
an unknown assailant. Is it Mrs. Voorhees' son Jason who didn't drown in the lake some 30 years before?
While most sequels cash in on their original movie's fame, the second part of the Friday the 13th series lives up to its name.
The gore and the kill scenes surpass the original. The characters are true teenage stereotypes. Much like the ending in the original, the ending here is great.
UK: The cut R
Rated Theatrical Version was passed 15 without further BBFC cuts for strong horror, violence and threat for:
Friday the 13th Part 3 is a 1982 US horror film by Steve Miner. With Dana Kimmell, Tracie Savage and Richard Brooker.
Cut for an MPAA R Rating. This version was passed X for 1982 cinema release but further cuts were required by the BBFC for 1987 18 rated VHS. The BBFC video cuts were waived for 2001 18 rated DVD and 2009 15 rated Blu-ray and
are the same as cut US R rated releases.
Summary Review: Anyone for Hockey?
Jason is back to revenge on all that visit his woods. A new group of friends come over to party at an area close to
the campsite. This time, Jason will be stronger than ever, and getting a hockey mask from one of those friends.
This film has a decent story to it but it's still not much different from some of the others (bunch of people go to
Camp Crystal Lake, they get killed one by one by god-knows-what type of sharp steel garden tool or machete then one extremely exhausted, half naked, woman who is soaked in blood kills Jason...again!. But no matter how similar it is to the other films
it's still a bloody great film.
UK: The cut US R Rated Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for strong bloody violence for:
From IMDb. The following scenes were cut in the US to obtain an R rating instead of an X:
The death scene of Andy showed his right leg and stomach being cut apart.
Vera's death was longer, it included more blood and a shot of her reaction. It was cut because the board said that it looked too real.
Edna's death was cut of
The impaling of Chili with the hot poker was cut. Originally, the impalement was shown, along with a splash of smoldering blood.
Debbie's death originally showed blood spraying across her upper half and face.
There's no sign of the cuts being restored, so for the moment this is the best available version
UK: The cut US R Rated Version was passed 18 after a further 4s of BBFC cuts for:
1987 CIC VHS
Thanks to Vincenzo. The official BBFC cuts were:
At 57 minutes - When dart is fired into girl's [Vera's] eye , remove close shot of dart in eye.
At 62 minutes - When girl [Debbie] is knifed in hammock, reduce sight of boy's [Andy's cut in
half] corpse above her on the shelf, and reduce sight of knife emerging from her chest to brief establishing shot only.
Friday the 13th The Final Chapter is a 1984 US horror film by Joseph Zito. With Erich Anderson, Judie Aronson and Kimberly Beck.
Cut for an MPAA R rating. The BBFC made further cuts for VHS, but the UK
cinema release and DVDs are the R rated version.
Summary Review: Saving the best for last, sort of
After being mortally wounded and taken to the morgue, murderer Jason Voorhees spontaneously revives
and embarks on a killing spree as he makes his way back to his home at Crystal Lake.
Immediately picking up where Friday the 13th Part 3 , Friday the 13th Part 4 was such a brilliant addition to the franchise. For
those who haven't seen the series, Part 4 is not a bad place to start, or finish.
We get a great little campfire story and a lot of great death sequences within the first 5 minutes. We also get real acting, & actual
character development with the Final Chapter . This was the last movie in the series that was actually made AS a horror film, and not as a cult film. And this movie does scare!
UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 with BBFC
cuts waived for:
Nurse Rhonda was originally held up and gutted, but it ended up being cut out so that it only showed her being stabbed.
A scene cut in which Tommy shows Rob a fake guillotine. Tommy puts a stick in the guillotine. It drops and the stick is
cut in two. Then, Tommy puts a fake arm in and cuts it off. Rob thinks its real and starts screaming. When Tommy starts laughing, Rob figures out that it is a joke.
One scene in which Doug and Sarah are on the porch. They stand outside and talk
about not dancing.
In another scene, Mrs. Jarvis goes into Trish's room and tells her to go get a car part in town and that she is going jogging before it storms.
A small scene cut during the time in which the Jarvis' car breaks down.
In the original version, right after Trish tells Tommy to hurry up it cuts. It did continue with Tommy running up to Trish in a scary mask, scaring Trish. Tommy declares that he made the mask the first week that he got there.
Sarah and Doug are
together in their room (before the party starts). They talk about how nice each others legs are and how nervous they are about going to the party.
A scene where Tommy shows Rob a toy soldier melting under a magnifying glass.
where Trish finds her mother drowned in a bathtub of bloody water.
The 2009 Paramount Deluxe Edition contains an extra alternate ending which includes the scene where Trish finds her mother drowned in a bathtub of bloody water.
Friday the 13th A New Beginning aka i s a 1985 US slasher by Danny Steinmann. With Melanie Kinnaman, John Shepherd and Shavar Ross.
Cut for an MPAA R rating. Further cut by the BBFC for cinema release, further cut for VHS. BBFC cuts waived for DVD but still the cut US R rated version.
Summary Review: Plenty more Jasons where that came form
While Jason lies unconscious, a local man decides to use Jason's old M.O. and wreaks havoc at a halfway house for troubled teens.
Considered by fans as the worst of the Paramount Friday The 13th
movies, this one isn't that bad as they said it was. The makers wanted to make the series into something different with a new killer in each installment. Fans of Jason rejected this idea and wanted the goalie back and they got their wish with the next
There's a lot of graphic killings in this one as it has a body count of 20 dead people with some good kills of skull-crushings, implements, stabbings and that kind of thing. A couple of sexy naked chicks including a
topless blonde waitress who is just gorgeous as hell and of course some twists with turns.
UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 with BBFC cuts waived for:
There's no sign of the cuts being restored, so for the moment this is the best available version
UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 after a further 1:22s of BBFC cuts for:
1987 CIC VHS
Thanks to Vincenzo. The BBFC cuts were:
At 42 mins - Considerably reduce sight of bare-breasted girl [Tina] on ground after sex before she is killed with shears, in particular removing side angle of her lying back with knee raised foreground. Remove shot of same girl
with gouged-out eyes, so that scene is played off boy's reactions to corpse as he turns her over. Reduce to establishing shots only tourniquet being tightened around boy's eyes [Eddie], only first and last shot to remain.
At 53 mins - Reduce terrorising of boy speared through tin lavatory shack by removing altogether the sight of spear wounding him in knee and some of terror which follows it.
At 64 mins - Reduce
anticipatory shots of bare-breasted girl Robin lying on back in bed before turning and finding bloody body of boy next to her.
At 66 mins - Reduce stabbing of second girl in dormitory while she is dancing to
gramophone by removing the delay after she is grabbed round throat and thrown against wall, cutting altogether the sight of her being lifted into the air.
At 67 mins - When boy looks into room and lightning flash
reveals bodies on bed, remove two tighter shots featuring bare breasts and blood.
Friday the 13th Part 7: The New Blood is a
1988 US slasher by John Buechler. With Jennifer Banko, John Otrin and Susan Blu.
Cut for an MPAA R rating. Further cut by the BBFC for cinema and VHS. BBFC
cuts waived for DVD but MPAA cuts persist
Summary Review: Power to Resist
Years after Tommy Jarvis chained him underwater at Camp Crystal Lake, the hulking killer Jason Vorhees returns to the camp
grounds when he's released accidently by a teenager with psychic powers.
This is easily one of the better efforts in the Friday series but it suffers just like the rest of them from cuts, cuts, cuts. This is, apparently, one of
the most cut entries by far as the MPAA rejected many of the more elaborate gore effects. Director John Carl Buechler is a respected makeup effects man and was a good choice to helm a Friday flick.
The New Blood's Jason is a
full-blown, rotting, hulking zombie and is well worth a watch.
Well, once Tina raises Jason from the dead (involuntarily) the action gets under way. And he's quite busy, as this has easily one of the highest Friday body counts.
Our young vacationers are dispatched with a lovely array of sharp objects, gardening tools, and even a plastic party horn. Jason also repeats himself a bit by simply throwing one girl out the window, and crushing some poor sap's head. All of the murders
are edited down until there's little blood and gore.
UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
old VHS copy of Buechler's work print surfaced, and you get to see how much cooler this version would have been if the gore remained. The infamous sleeping bag scene goes on much longer, all the deaths have extra blood (including a killer head crush
scene) and there's even a deleted coda on a boat that should have been kept in.
scenes was cut. And certainly almost every single punch-line to every stalk and pay-off was trimmed considerably. I mean when you see the axe jump-cut into that lady's head, and when you see Jason smack that guy up the chin with the axe. I mean the shots
are just noticeably missing. I mean there were some cool shots we did. But not since Tom Savini's time have people been allowed to put stuff like that on screen.
UK: The R Rated Version was passed 18 after 8s of further BBFC cuts for:
1989 CIC VHS
1988 cinema release
Thanks to Vincenzo. The official BBFC cuts were:
Reel 3 - Just before nude bather [Jane] is attacked underwater, remove eroticised shots of her kicking legs and nude bottom viewed from below.
Friday the 13th Part 8 is a 1989 US slasher by Rob Hedden. With Jensen Daggett, Kane Hodder and Todd Caldecott.
Cut for an MPAA R rating. Further cut by the BBFC for VHS. The BBFC cuts
were waived for DVD which is the same as the cut US version.
Summary Review: Not the Best
A passing boat bound for New York pulls Jason along for the ride. Look out New York, here comes hell in a
This is definitely not a defining film in the slasher genre, the plot is uninspired the locations are awful and the death scenes are frankly poor. Unless your a Friday the 13th completist and want the whole set I
wouldn't bother with this film
UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 with the previous BBFC cut waived
There's no sign of the cuts being restored, so for the moment this is the best available version
UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 after 1s BBFC cuts for:
1990 CIC VHS
Thanks to Vincenzo. The official BBFC cuts were:
At 84 mins - As youths remonstrate with masked psychopath who kicks over their radio, remove shot of one youth flourishing butterfly knife.
From IMDb. As described by the director on the DVD commentary, the following shots were cut or altered in order to receive an MPAA rating of "R" instead of an "X":
Jim's death was much gorier. Originally, Jason shoves the entire spear gun through his stomach, then rips it out, causing Jim's intestines to slide out along with a large amount of blood.
Suzy's death was disturbingly gruesome. Jason shoves
the spear through her stomach and twists it non-stop. There were close-up shots of Suzy's mouth gurgling blood and blood rapidly oozing from the spear wound. J.J.'s death was an alternate shot. In the original shot, we actually see Jason smashing J.J.'s
head with the guitar.
Tamera's death in the original print was completely different. Originally, Jason repeatedly stabs her with a mirror shard in a shower while she's completely nude. Blood rapidly oozes from her stab wounds and Jason keeps
stabbing non-stop. Later on, when Eva finds Tamara's corpse, the original shot was one featuring Tamera's fully nude body with dozens of shards of glass protruding from it.
The scene where the uncredited boxer gets the hot sauna rock shoved into
his chest cavity was a re-shoot. Originally, Jason jammed two darts through his eye sockets, but it was deemed too graphic, and the MPAA forced the crew to re-shoot it. Even with the re-shoot, the scene had to be trimmed. Originally, there was more blood
and steam, but the MPAA found even that to be too graphic.
The scene where the captain gets his neck sliced by Jason's bowing knife was shot five different ways. The director's desire was a shot of a huge gash wound spurting blood, but the MPAA
made him choose the least gory shot, which is what appears in the final cut of the movie.
Wayne's death originally featured him being electrocuted for a few seconds longer.
The full version of Miles' death scene actually saw him land on
the spikes, rather than just showing the aftermath as we see in the "R" rated version.
When Jason kills the first gang banger, the uncut print featured Jason's hand and the needle going all the way through the gang banger's body.
Yes, it [Tamara's death] was trimmed. It was a little more in the Psycho tradition. There was a lot more blood, a lot of Jason's arm slicing down upon her, shards of glass. It was
pretty gruesome. And that was the end of it. The scene was over the top as far as the MPAA was concerned. I went into it with more of a Hitchcockian style. And whenever any of us, do a shower scene, you gotta pay homage to Hitchcock. But this was in
color with real blood running down the drain. We went further with the scene as far as intensity, but the MPAA pulled us back. In filming her death, we didn't use any prosthetics. Originally, you see his arm slashing down, blood splatters the shower
wall, blood on her. It's all very Hitchcockian. It's much like the Psycho shower scene. It was pretty much the same as what was released, except there was much more of it, and there was some gore cut.
Just like in the beginning scene with Jim and
Suzy. And y'know, they have sex and Jason comes in, everything was trimmed. I mean, the kid getting shot with the spear. I had a lot more coverage of that. In that Jason takes the spear gun and not only jabs the spear into him, but the entire spear gun.
When Jason guts him, and pulls the gun out, his intestines were all over the gun. It was just, trimmed, trimmed, trimmed. There were a lot of frames cut out. And in the final version, it's just quick cuts. If you look at it, the scene looks like it was
The other thing was when Jason finds the girl in the hatch, and he reaches in and goes to stab her. That was very abbreviated in the final version. Before, it is really hard to watch, not for the fans but for most people out there. It's
kind of a torturous thing. He really tortures her. He doesn't just shove the spear in. He shoved it in, he twisted it around. There were close-ups of her face, her gurgling. Back to Jason, more twisting, close-ups of the spear twisting. It was pretty
intense and the MPAA said no.
The beautifully sensuous Dagmar Lassander stars as Maria, the living sex toy of Dr Sayer (Philippe Leroy) who delights in killing women at the point of orgasm. Sayer's prolonged campaign of
degradation pushes Maria right to the edge of death.
The Frightened Woman is a curious piece of Eurocult, much along the same lines as the films that Jess Franco was churning out around the same time. The film very much captures
the feel of late sixties to early seventies European cinema and the atmosphere is definitely the film's best asset.
Naturally, the entire film is really rather pointless; and while The Frightened Woman isn't exactly a thrill ride,
there's still some interest.
The acting is typically trashy, although the leads; Philippe Leroy and Dagmar Lassander give decent leading performances.
Overall, if you're a fan of trashy Jess Franco stuff, you might
just like this too.
US: An alternative version was released MPAA X Rated for:
The Frighteners is a 1996 New Zealand / USA comedy horror by Peter Jackson. Starring Michael J Fox, Trini Alvarado and Peter Dobson.
In the US, the makers were targeting a PG-13 but ended up with an R rating. This version required BBFC cuts for a 15 rated cinema and VHS release. A Director's Cut was later uncut for 2005 DVD.
After a tragic car accident that killed his wife, a man discovers he can communicate with the dead to con people but when a demonic spirit appears, he may be the only one who can stop it from killing the living and the
From IMDB. The director's cut contains 14 minutes of additional footage. It includes:
additional screen time for Judge (John Astin),
extra scenes at Frank's home with Stuart and Cyrus,
two extra scenes at the jail featuring Stuart, Cyrus and Dammers and
additional dialogue for Dammers as he recalls some of
his horrific undercover assignments.
UK: The Theatrical Version is presumably uncut for:
2011 Universal [Director's Cut + Theatrical Version] Blu-ray at UK Amazon
Note that the Theatrical Version included on the UK Blu-ray is likely to be the US uncut Theatrical Version which hasn't actually been passed by the BBFC.
US: The Theatrical Version is MPAA R rated
2s Theatrical Version
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 after 2s of BBFC cuts for:
2000 Columbia/TriStar VHS
1998 CIC VHS
1997 CIC VHS
1997 cinema release
The BBFC cuts were:
Two shots are missing of the bloodied body of the dead mother
Cuts to Jeffery Coombs' head explosion:
In the chapter, "Dammers loses his head", when Dammers (Jeffrey Combs) is shot his head explodes leaving his ghostly face in the middle with a confused expression,and separate gory parts of his head hanging around
him. On the NTSC disc this is complete and is then followed by Michael J. Fox falling backwards through the floorboards.
In the UK version, as Dammers head starts to explode the picture cuts to Fox beginning to fall
backwards. Then it cuts back to Dammers looking confused with the parts of his head hanging around him, before going back to Fox, so you lose the force of the explosion.
Frightmare is a 1974 UK horror by Pete Walker. With Rupert Davies, Sheila Keith and Deborah Fairfax.
The BBFC cut the 1974 cinema release. Uncut on home video in the US and UK
Edmund and Dorothy Yates are freed after fifteen years in an asylum. Edmund covers up for
his wife who is a murderer and a cannibal and Dorothy's daughter Debbie and stepdaughter Jackie, who live apart from them, may or may not have inherited her appetites. Dorothy has started to kill again...
This is an impressive downbeat British horror from the Pete Walker / David McGillivray partnership which, despite its gory reputation, works on more of a psychological level.
From the grainy black & white prologue, with a pre-Fawlty Towers Andrew Sachs visiting a deserted fairground, to the terrifying climax in a farm attic, Frightmare holds itself together incredibly well.
Frightmare really delivers the
goods though and should be in everyone's list of Top Cult Horror Films.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence and horror for:
Fritz the Cat is a 1972 USA animation comedy by Ralph Bakshi. Starring Skip Hinnant, Rosetta LeNoire and John
Not cut by the BBFC or for the MPAA but has a little place in censorship history of being the first cartoon being rated X by the MPAA. Note that the X rating was surrendered in favour of an Unrated DVD release in 2001.
A persiflage on the protest movements of the 60s. Its hero is the bold and sex-obsessed tom-cat Fritz the Cat, as created by the legendary underground artist Robert Crumb. Quitting university Fritz the
Cat wanders through the hash, Black Panther and Hell's Angels scenes to find to himself.
From a Whisper to a Scream is a 1987 USA action horror thriller by Jeff Burr. Starring Vincent Price, Clu Gulager and Terry Kiser.
Cut by the BBFC for 1987 VHS. Uncut in the US
The uncle of an executed murderess relates four stories of his hometown, Oldfield, to a reporter: an elderly man pursues
a romance with a younger woman, even to the grave and beyond...a wounded man on the run from creditors is rescued by a backwoods hermit with the secret to eternal life...a glass-eating carny pays the ultimate price for looking for love on the
outside...and Civil War soldiers are held captive by a household of orphans with strange intentions for them.
The scene that upset the MPAA the most—and as I describe it, it is truly disgusting—is when Jeffrey Combs' character's pineal gland has gone out of control and he's hungry for brains. He attacks a psychiatrist, played by my
wife [Carolyn Purdy-Gordon], and he plants his mouth onto her eye socket and starts sucking. And the material that was cut out was when he actually sucks her eyeball out, spits it onto the floor and the eyeball lands looking back up at him and he
continues to suck her brains through the eye socket and the camera pushes in. It's really disturbing and it's the longest restored piece; my guess is it's about 30 seconds or so. I think it's the most horrific moment in the whole movie.
UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 18 after a further 10s of
BBFC cuts for:
19 91 VCI VHS
1987 Vestron VHS
The BBFC cuts were:
The monstrous Pretorius rips Katherine's shirt off
followed by the molesting of Katherine's breast by Pretorius
The US cuts were to some of the gorier scenes. The US 'Directors Edition' laserdisc (Dimension Home Video) contains a supplement of the deleted scenes and reveals the following:
6s :A vampire slicing a customer's throat in the bar
15s: Tom Savini having his arm bitten by a vampire, the flesh being torn away from his arm. Savini then stakes the vampire in the chest, rips the stake
from the chest and repeatedly bashes the vampire about the head. It seems that the MPAA got confused and asked for cuts for violence against women, when in fact the victim was a long haired male.
IMDb adds other cut scenes suggestions, but these are just deleted scenes for reasons of pace.
A girl popping a pimple on a guy.
A scene in which Sex Machine kills off two more vampires and takes a picture of one of them.
See video from YouTube discussing these deleted scenes along with those lost to appease the MPAA
Sweden: The complete version has been shown on TV1000
Sexual dialogue early in the film about lovers and physical enjoyment have been removed
The gypsy dance has been shortened, removing in particular almost all shots of the dancer wriggling her stomach and bending right over backwards
The fight that happens soon after between the two women has been heavily cut
Tania walking nude towards the bed was cut for cinema release, but has since been restored for all video releases
The reference to searching Tania has been cut soon after
Bond and Tania's kissing in bed has been trimmed
The footage of Bond and Tania being filmed by Klebb and a man through the two-way mirror has been darkened and shortened through the introduction of an early dissolve
When M and
other's listen to the recording of Bond questioning Tania, the line Was I as exciting as all those Western girls? has 'was' changed to 'am', as it was considered less sexually suggestive
On the train, Bond lowering the blind in his cabin
and his quip of Two hours should straighten this out has been cut
When Grant reveals the roll of film to Bond, his comment of What a performance has been removed
The famous fight between Grant and Bond has been cut to
reduce the length of Grant's death by strangulation. The BBFC initially objected to the length and brutality of the whole sequence, but editor Peter Hunt convinced them to leave it intact, accepting only minor cuts to the final strangulation.
Klebb's death has been shorted, reducing the sight of her protracted suffering, and her death cries have been partially muted on the soundtrack
Bond's remark to Tania of What a performance has been cut at the very end of the film, resulting in a particularly bad jump-cut on the print, which affects the soundtrack particularly badly
Frozen Scream is a 1975 US video by Frank Roach. With Renee Harmon, Lynne Kocol and Wolf Muser.
Banned as a video nasty in 1984. Not released in the UK since. US uncut and MPAA R rated in the US. There are few international releases too.
Summary Review: For bad movie fans
pretty lame horror flick about a scientist's attempts to make people immortal. This is a bad movie, featuring several funny parts. I particularly liked the scene of two women in the hospital talking, when out of nowhere the policeman narrator's voice is
dubbed over the conversation. It's just sloppily put together.
After watching it again. I now value Frozen Scream. Some stretches of boredom, but more amusement than I had originally thought. Don't go too far out of your way to see it, but bad
movie fans should find something of interest here.
Germany : It was released on DVD in Germany in 1997 with an English soundtrack
The Nouveaux Pictures video/DVD was cut when
submitted in 1998:
Thanks to Bleach:
At 5.5 mins - After slavemaster stretches whip with cracking sound, cut away to remove sight of woman bound to wheel being whipped with flowers, resuming on woman eating from bowl on floor.
At 8 mins - After O has her body
painted, reduce rough sex scene with Sir Stephen by removing her pained protests in CU and cries of I can't, I can't! as she shakes her head vigorously, suggesting that this is non-consenting sex, resuming on shot looking down their bodies.
At 38 mins - When Sir Stephen watches her have sex with a butcher who approaches her and takes out his limp penis, remove side view of her taking his penis into her mouth by mixing from dark shot of it about to enter mouth to later point when it
is wholly concealed inside her mouth as his hooked hand comes down to wipe across dissolve, finishing with tight 2-shot of oral sex with penis concealed and Sir Stephen appearing between them as voyeur.
A Takashi Miike is
always worth looking out for, and this one was highly anticipated. It's one of his earlier Yakuza movies, but still very Miike in approach.
Riki (Shosuke Tanihara) is the smartest, best-looking kid in his high school. He also runs the place with
the aid of his own gang comprised of fellow students. With the aid of eight-year-old hit men and schoolgirl strippers and assassins, it looks like Riki could have his revenge on the 10th anniversary of his brother's death.
Shock value and native
Japanese weirdness aside, this is a great movie. It looks great. Whatever the content, each shot is carefully composed and the action is often so manic it can be had to keep up with.
As unemotional as the Japanese can be,
"Fudoh" turns into the nastiest family squabble since "Medea". Just when you think the film can't get any weirder, it's just getting started. Murders are often accompanied by rivers of blood. The scenes in the children's assassin
training camp are hysterical. I lost count on the number of decapitations.
Previously cut when submitted by Made in Hong Kong in 1998
The cinema version was cut by 8s but the first video version suffered 34s of cuts
Various sightings of the dreaded butterfly knife have been removed from the following scenes:
At the nightclub during the credit sequence
During a confrontation between the hero and two men with long knives
In the scene at a garage
the final confrontation ("You think your knife is faster than my bullet")
Thanks to Mark:
The Mei Ah DVD is in fact the uncut version as rumoured. A number of instances of strong violence - such as stabbings, bullet impacts, blood spurts - have been restored for the DVD. The sleeve
claims that the film is Cat-II, but that rating applies to the censored cinema version, and not the DVD.
There was a gory scene pre-cut by the distributors who felt that director Lam had gone too far with the ketchup: it
apparently showed Simon Yam sucking on an eyeball that Anthony Wong has cut out from a victim's socket! I don't believe this footage has ever been seen, so isn't really applicable when talking about an 'uncut' version. As it stands, the Mei Ah is as
uncut as we're going to get.
Full Contact release on DVD was long overdue, and now, in this finely presented package, it has been worth the wait. By far one of the most brutal Hong Kong
Whilst the gun battles are not quite on a par with John Woo's, as they lack both the scale and the choreography, Ringo Lam ensures that he makes up for it in style. Using the bullets eye view twice in the film,
Lam delivers an intensity to his film making that has little comparison elsewhere. With eye catching cinematography, an awesome soundtrack than really delivers the goods, and one of Chow Yun Fat's greatest performances, this is a truly must have film.
Special credit must go to Simon Yam who totally steals the show with his sadistic villian Judge. Not even Dennis Hopper's character in Blue Velvet can hold a candle to the sinister, homosexual psychopath that is portrayed here. Their rivalry is
given an almost homoerotic overtone as Judge expresses his underlying desire for Jeff.
With superb picture quality, an unforgettable film, and a great variety of extras within a finely presented package, this DVD is true value for money.
The Full Treatment is a 1960 UK mystery drama by Val Guest. Starring Claude Dauphin, Diane Cilento and Ronald Lewis.
Passed X uncut for 1960 release but was cut for US release. A toned down TV
version seems to have become the home video version but an extra scene was found for for 2018 Blu-ray
High-strung race car driver Alan Colby is trying to recover from a serious head
injury. Alan and his lovely new wife Denise go on vacation to the South of France for some much needed rest and relaxation. But Alan is having trouble resisting his more violent impulses. Suave local psychiatrist David Prade offers to help Alan out.
uncut Theatrical Version
UK: Passed X (16) uncut for:
1960 cinema release
UK Video Version
UK: A longer UK version was included without an obvious BBFC database entry for:
2018 Powerhouse Hammer Volume 2 [UK video version + cut TV version] R0 Blu-ray
at UK Amazon
The UK Video Version has an additional scene with Alan showing and a not quite clear topless Denise in the bath.
UK: A cut US TV version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence,
2018 Powerhouse Hammer Volume 2 [UK video version + cut TV version] R0 Blu-ray
at UK Amazon
From IMDb. The TV arm of Columbia, Screen Gems, syndicated a toned down 107 min. print to US television for years. The running time of the UK release seems to tally with the TV version. US: Presumably the TV version is MPAA Unrated for:
The Funhouse is a 1981 US horror by Tobe Hooper With Elizabeth Berridge, Shawn Carson and Jeanne Austin.
Uncut for an X rated 1981 cinema release. Bizarrely banned as a video nasty on 1983 VHS but later passed 18 uncut for 1987 VHS. Passed 15 uncut for VHS. Uncut in the US.
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Four teenage friends spent the night in a carnival funhouse and are stalked by a deformed man in a Frankenstein mask.
This is an effectively underrated slasher entry. One of it's
most impressive feats is that it gives us a nice carnival atmosphere with some interesting sights. The setting is the best thing about this, as great pains is taken to turn the early part into setup, and this does create a great atmosphere for later on
in the film.
This little gem has minimum bloodletting but its good, its better than good. It has a genuine sense of dread and a fear and paradoxically, an understanding of human vulnerability and mutation.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for moderate horror, sex, violence and threat for:
Funny Man is a 1994 UK comedy horror by Simon Sprackling. Starring Tim James, Christopher Lee and Benny Young.
18 rated and uncut for 1994 cinema release but the 1995 follow up VHS
suffered BBFC advised cuts. The uncut version was passed 15 for 2017 DVD. Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating, however the Unrated Version is uncut.
When Max Taylor wins the ancestral
home of Callum Chance in a game of Poker, little does he realise that the game is far from over... One by one, Max's family are murdered by the Funny Man, a demonic jester with a varied and imaginative repertoire of homicidal techniques and an irreverent
sense of humour. Meanwhile, Max's brother is on his way to the mansion with a bunch on hitchhikers who will be lucky to survive the night.
UK: The Uncut Version was passed 15
for strong bloody violence, gory scenes, language, drug misuse for:
Fury of the Vikings is a 1961 Italy/France action adventure by Mario Bava. With Cameron Mitchell, Alice Kessler and Ellen Kessler.
Cut by the BBFC for a U rated 1963 cinema release. The cuts were waived for
a 15 rated 2017 Blu-ray release. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
In the 9th Century, two Viking children, separated since their early childhood with one raised by the British and the
other by Vikings, meet after nearly 20 years as rivals as war breaks out between Britian and the Vikings for control of England.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence with previous cinema cuts waived for:
2017 Arrow Video RB Blu-ray titled Eric the Conqueror at UK Amazon
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
2017 Arrow Video (RA) Blu-ray/(R1) DVD Combo titled Eric the Conqueror at US Amazon
Future Hunters is a 1986 Philippines / USA action Sci-Fi adventure by Cirio H Santiago. Starring Robert Patrick, Linda Carol and Ed Crick.
Cut by the BBFC for 1988 18 rated VHS. A shortened version was 15 uncut for 2010 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
2025 A.D. A lone adventurer searches the
post-nuclear wasteland for the most devastating, godless artifact in history. When he touches it, he is transported back in time to 1989 Los Angeles. Mortally wounded he requests a young couple to return the spear to its sheath and end its reign of evil.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
Mill Creek DVD
UK: A shortened version was passed 15 for strong violence without BBFC cuts for:
2010 Lions Gate Home Entertainment UK [Full Frame] video
compulsory cuts 53s
UK: Passed 18 after 53s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
Except the 2 actors from
Texas Chainsaw Massacre this movie stars people that look like your next door neighbors (from the 80's).
Some preppy-new waver-Frats are initiating all night in the worst part of town when they piss off an armored clad
killer-psycho with throwing stars and claws in charge of a gang of anti-nuke-grunge-new wavers.
I liked it a lot because once the action starts it doesn't stop also there are some decent punk rock tunes and
impressive gore scenes. The bad acting, 80's attire, and goofy dialog only add to the fun.