God of Gamblers is a 1989 Hong Kong action comedy drama by Jing Wong. Starring Yun-Fat Chow, Andy Lau and Joey Wang.
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema release in 1990, as well as the follow
Do San (the God of gamblers) is a legendary gambler helped by his supernatural abilities. He undertakes to help a friend pay a debt by beating his friend's advisory at the card
table. Despite being assigned a bodyguard Do San has a freak accident which leaves him with partial memory loss and at a mental stage of a child. The small time hustler Knife, his side-kick and his girl friend, being responsible for the accident takes
care of the retarded Do San. After some time they discover that he has not lost all of his powers and takes him on a round at the local gambling halls. After being chased by both Knife's loan-shark and enemies closer to the home of Do San, a final
showdown at the card tables may take place.
It isn't John Woo, but it's still a great action thriller. Not massive on the stunts until the end and boy, it's worth waiting for. The beauty of Chow yun Fat is
that he does all of his own stunts (watch out for the: doing a somersault, catching two guns in each hand, and shooting a bad guy before he hits the floor). The acting is admittedly camp, but it's all part of the charm of Hong Kong cinema.
UK: Passed 18 uncut with all previous BBFC cuts waived for:
The Godfather is a 1972 USA crime drama by Francis Ford Coppola. Starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino and James Caan.
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1972. Uncut on 18 rated
VHS and 15 rated DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
The Godfather "Don" Vito Corleone is the head of the Corleone mafia family in New York. He is at the
event of his daughter's wedding. Michael, Vito's youngest son and a decorated WW II Marine is also present at the wedding. Michael seems to be uninterested in being a part of the family business. Vito is a powerful man, and is kind to all those who give
him respect but is ruthless against those who do not. But when a powerful and treacherous rival wants to sell drugs and needs the Don's influence for the same, Vito refuses to do it. What follows is a clash between Vito's fading old values and the new
ways which may cause Michael to do the thing he was most reluctant in doing and wage a mob war against all the other mafia families which could tear the Corleone family apart.
The Godfather Part 3 is a 1990 USA crime drama by Francis Ford Coppola. Starring Al Pacino, Diane Keaton and Andy Garcia.
The original version was cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. The cuts
persisted to later releases including the longer Director's Cut
The director has produced a new significantly shorter version for 2020 release titled The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone. This seems to have been well received.
In the final installment of the Godfather Trilogy, an aging Don Michael Corleone seeks to legitimize his crime family's interests and remove himself from the violent
underworld but is kept back by the ambitions of the young. While he attempts to link the Corleone's finances with the Vatican, Michael must deal with the machinations of a hungrier gangster seeking to upset the existing Mafioso order and a young
protege's love affair with his daughter.
Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone
UK: The Godfather, Coda: The Death
of Michael Corleone was passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, language:
The biggest changes concern the beginning and the end of the film.
The beginning has been recut. Instead of a melancholic look back towards part 2, the director removed the complete church ceremony here and throws the viewer into the action much more briskly with the negotiation conversation between Michael and the
archbishop.The film gains some pace as a result.T
The murder of Don Lucchesi in the final act of the film was restored to the (desired) original state of the director. The former MPAA cut thus gives way to a much bloodier shot.
Last but not least, we have the final scene and, like the beginning, it has been recut. Instead of a melancholic look back at the previous parts, the coda version here stays on the dancing Michael with his daughter and then gently
fades over to the old Michael in Sicily.
Final Director's Cut
UK: Coppola's Final Director's Cut was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for strong language and violence:
The blood burst in Don Lucchesi's stabbing is still missing from this version but as it is labelled a Director's Cut then this must be considered the definitive version. See
version details from movie-censorship.com
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed
15 without BBFC cuts for
1991 cinema release
US: The Theatrical Version was cut by the MPAA for an R Rating:
Originally, after Don Lucchesi is stabbed in his aorta with his glasses, a glorious spurt of blood would have resulted (while in the background his assassin would have been shot).
Godzilla 1985 is a 1984 Japan action Sci-Fi horror by Koji Hashimoto and RJ Kizer. Starring Raymond Burr, Ken Tanaka and Yasuko Sawaguchi.
BBFC category cuts for a PG rated 1986 cinema release, but uncut on 1987
VHS with the same rating.
Godzilla returns for the first time in many years to demolish Tokyo but in time some things have changed...the buildings are now taller than he is, and the humans
have developed an attack jet called Super X. Raymond Burr reprises his role as reporter Steve Martin in the American version.
UK: Passed PG uncut for:
1987 New World VHS
See article from bbfc.co.uk . BBFC archives reveal that examiners considered that on
the small screen, the green rubber monster had much less impact and the video was passed PG uncut.
category cuts 17s
UK: Passed PG after 17s of BBFC category cuts for:
1986 cinema release
The BBFC cuts were:
To edit an early scene where a man is attacked by a monster seahorse
See article from bbfc.co.uk . BBFC archives reveal that an examiner commented of the
cuts scene that it would simply frighten kids under the seats, never to re-emerge .
Going Berserk is a 1983 Canada / USA comedy by David Steinberg. Starring John Candy, Joe Flaherty and Eugene Levy.
Cut by the BBFC for 1986 VHS. Cuts waived in DVD since 2007. Uncut and MPAA
R rated in the US.
Limo driver John Bourgignon is engaged to Nancy Reese. Her father, Congressman Ed Reese, is running for president and crusading against cult leader Sun Yi. Misadventure
and intrigue stalk John and Nancy's path to the altar.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language and comic sex references after BBFC cuts waived for:
Gold is a 1974 UK action adventure thriller by Peter R Hunt. With Roger Moore, Susannah
York and Ray Milland.
Heavily cut by the BBFC for an A rated cinema release. Uncut at 12 for home video. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.
Rod Slater is the newly appointed general manager of the Sonderditch gold mine, but he stumbles across an ingenious plot to flood the mine, by drilling into an underground lake, so the unscrupulous owners to make a killing in the
international gold market.
UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate violence and disaster scenes for:
Golden Ninja Warrior is a 1986 Hong Kong action film by Joseph Lai and Godfrey Ho (uncredited). Starring Donald Owen, Huei-Chie Yang and Ming Tien.
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1986 VHS and 2001 DVD. It was released uncut
on DVD though. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
Summary Review: Old ninja movies
Two ninjas, Michael and Sherri are on two seperate missions but always team up to find the same Ninja attacking them.
Sheeri is out to find her father's murderer and Michael must protect the Golden Ninja Warrior statue for a ceremony in China.
I like old ninja movies. The fights are usually pretty well choreographed, the storylines are
unbelievable and the dubbing is hilarious. While Golden Ninja Warriors has all these things there are a few points that I didn't totally enjoy.
I have a problem with this movie. It's the attitude towards women that this women has. I know that it
is an early Asian movie but it made the movie unappealing. Within the first ten or fifteen minutes we get to see a girl being viciously whipped for a prolonged period of time. This is followed by the beginnings of a sexual assault.
Sword fighter Golden Swallow is living peacefully with her friend by a waterfall. Soon she is accused of going on a bloody rampage against an evil clan. As it turns out, the actual culprit
is an old beau named Silver Roc who is impersonating her to draw her out into the open. A complicated love triangle develops as her affections are torn between the two men while all three must also deal with the evil kungfu clan.
This early Shaw Brothers film is entertaining for the most part, if a bit gory. The martial arts are good but many fights scenes are shot with a shaky hand-held camera much like many Japanese movies from the same time.
UK: A short version was passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
1974 cinema release titled Golden Swallow
1974 cinema release titled The Girl with the Thunderbolt Kick
GoldenEye is a 1995 UK/US James Bond action film by Martin Campbell With Pierce Brosnan and Sean Bean.
Cut for the International Version and further cut by the BBFC for cinema
release, VHS and DVDs until 2003. The BBFC home video cuts have been waived since 2006. The International Version in the best available and is now the current version in the US and UK.
James Bond teams up with the lone survivor of a destroyed Russian research center to stop the hijacking of a nuclear space weapon by a fellow agent believed to be dead.
International Version cuts
UK: The Ultimate Edition/International Version was passed 15 for strong violence with the previo2001 UK
Specific cuts waived for
See the full story of censor cuts to GoldenEye in the article Rough Treatment by Gavin Salkeld
Note from nuts4R2, April 2014:
My Blu-ray ultimate set still seems to have a
severely truncated helicopter fight/death scene.
UK specific cuts 13s
International Version cuts
UK: The International version without the UK specific cuts was submitted, but the BBFC asked for the UK specific 13s of cuts to be re-applied for:
2003 MGM Special Edition DVD
2001 MGM R2 DVD
The BBFC commented:
Company was asked to make seven compulsory cuts to scenes of violence as per the previously released 1996 12-rated version
The other cuts were applied slightly differently and more noticeably for
A head butt was cut at Xenia's "wait your turn" line to Natalya
Five Alex Trevelyan head butts against Bond were deleted during the antenna room cradle fight. One return headbutt by Bond was also deleted.
Thanks to Joel:
Box set DVD extras include a documentary looking at this history of Bond. When it came to an interview with Famke Janssen about her character Xenia, one of the scenes shown was this exact same scene in it's UNCUT format.
UK specific cuts ~13s
International Version cuts
UK: A Pre-cut version was passed 12 after BBFC and MPAA advised cuts were
implemented prior to submission for:
1996 Warner VHS
1995 cinema release
See the full story of censor cuts to GoldenEye in the article Rough Treatment by Gavin Salkeld:
International Version Cuts
rough cut was shown to the BBFC and MPAA. This resulted in a set of International version cuts that were common to the concerns of both censors. These cuts have become common to all releases of GoldenEye and look unlikely to ever be reversed. The cuts
During the pre-credit sequence, when 006 is shot, originally one clearly saw the impact to the head, but this has now been deleted
The sex scene with Xenia making out with the admiral and eventually suffocating him has been much reduced.
Bond's rabbit punch on Xenia during a car ride was moved offscreen
The Severnaya hijack sequence was also cut with numerous shots removed of the workers being gunned down by Xenia.
Furthermore, Xenia's death was also toned
down; originally her body was seen writhing against the tree for longer, before her back breaks with a crack and she slumps dead. The slump, sans sound effect, is all that remains.
When Trevelyan turns over after falling from the dish, the shot
showing his bloodied face and a trickle of blood running oozing from his mouth was shortened.
UK Specific Cuts
In addition to the International Version cuts, additional cuts were made that were specific to the UK release
Towards the end of the film, as Xenia attempts to crush Bond, her headbutt to Natalya was removed when the latter tried to free Bond. In fact, the entire episode of Natalya swinging a log at Xenia, Xenia grabbing it and telling Natalya to Wait for
your turn before headbutting her was removed.
All head butts were removed from the climatic Bond vs Trevelyan fight around the antenna room and cradle. This included attempted head butts that failed to hit their target. In addition, the
contact sound effects throughout the fight were toned down.
Gone with the Wind is a 1939 USA war historical romance by Victor Fleming and
George Cukor (uncredited) Starring Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh and Thomas Mitchell.
Cut by the BBFC for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1940. Uncut and PG
rated on UK home video. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US. Banned by HBO in 2020 citing unacceptable historical attitudes to racial sensitivities.
Scarlett is a woman who can deal with a nation at war, Atlanta burning, the Union Army carrying off everything from her beloved
Tara, the carpetbaggers who arrive after the war. Scarlett is beautiful. She has vitality. But Ashley, the man she has wanted for so long, is going to marry his placid cousin, Melanie. Mammy warns Scarlett to behave herself at the party at Twelve Oaks.
There is a new man there that day, the day the Civil War begins. Rhett Butler. Scarlett does not know he is in the room when she pleads with Ashley to choose her instead of Melanie.
We find John Moore deep in the bowels of the John Ford dubbing theatre on the Fox lot in LA where, surrounded by his trusted editing team, he's going over two separate versions of the movie. One version of the movie is
Moore's Director's Cut, which will be substantially longer than the 97 minute-long theatrical version, with the Moscow-levelling car chase around 30% longer.
The second is the 12A version that Fox have requested
specifically to play in the UK (the version that will play in the US is filled with swearing and splashes of claret, and is R-rated). On screen, we watch as someone has a gun put to his head, and his brains promptly blown out. That won't be in the UK,
says Moore, half-laughing, half-sighing.
US: The US Theatrical Version is uncut and MPAA R Rated for:
2013 20th Century Fox [Theatrical Version] R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon
BBFC advised category cuts
UK: The US Theatrical Version was passed 12A for strong language and violence after BBFC advised category cuts
were implemented for:
2013 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
This work was originally seen for advice in an unfinished form. The company was advised that the film was likely to receive a 15 certificate but that their preferred 12A classification could be achieved by making a
number of cuts to both language and visuals. When the finished version of the film was submitted for formal classification, edits had been made:
to reduce the number of uses of strong language (both fuck and motherfucker) and
to reduce sequences of bloody violence, including blood sprays when characters are shot in the head, and
punches to restrained individuals.
The formal submission was consequently rated '12A'.
Thanks to Jim Wants Aliens. Four cuts were made for violence on BBFC advice:
A shot of the guy getting shot in the head was used without the CGI bloodspurt.
One kick to McClane's son when he is down was removed. However, the soundtrack to all the punches and kicks has been softened.
An alternative high angle
and long distance shot from behind is used when the man is shot in the head, with no visible blood.
When the villain falls into the helicopter blades, it cuts away earlier as the start of the blood mist effect are visible.
Good Guys Wear Black is a 1978 USA action film by Ted Post. Starring Chuck Norris, Anne Archer and James Franciscus.
BBFC cuts were required for an 'A' rated 1979 cinema release and a 15 rated
1991 VHS. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.
The former leader of a commando rescue attempt into Vietnam tries to discover why his squad members are being murdered, one-by-one, after the
war is over.
This low-budget 'gem' from 1977 was a modest hit and pretty much made Chuck Norris a star. Norris is a former CIA commando whose dark past comes back to haunt him when the politician that set him up in a raid
turned death trap needs to erase that unpleasant part of history.
This is an old school action movie, back when they bothered to have plot and mystery prior to the fist fights and car chases, and it will probably bore many
expecting wall to wall kung-fu action. Nothing happens until nearly an hour into the movie, then the pay off begins.
Recommended only to Norris fans on a nostalgia kick.
Good Luck Chuck is a 2007 USA/Canada comedy romance by Mark Helfrich. With Dane
Cook, Jessica Alba and Dan Fogler.
Comedy with the inevitable 2 versions, Theatrical and Unrated. The Unrated version has a little more in the sex scenes
In order to keep the woman of his dreams from
falling for another guy, Charlie Logan has to break the curse that has made him wildly popular with single women: Sleep with Charlie once, and the next man you meet will be your true love.
UK: The Unrated Edition/Fruity Edition was passed 15 uncut for strong sex, sex references, language and
drug use for:
Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff is a 1979 USA drama by Marvin J Chomsky. With Anne Heywood, Donald Pleasence and Robert Vaughn.
Uncut in the original Good Luck, Miss Wyckkoff version. Released on home video as an abridged version called The Sin (US)/The Shaming (UK). This was further cut in the UK by the BBFC. Released uncut on US Blu-ray in 2013.
An abusive sexual relationship between a white spinster schoolteacher and an young black janitor in 1956 Kansas complicates her struggle to come to grips with her sexuality and emotions.
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
2013 Vinegar Syndrome [Uncut + Abridged Versions] RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo titled Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff via UK Amazon and
at US Amazon
US: The abridged version was MPAA R rated for:
2013 Vinegar Syndrome [Uncut + Abridged Versions] RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo titled The Sin
at US Amazon
UK: The Abridged Version was passed 18 after an additional 2:31s of BBFC category cuts for:
The Good Son is a 1993 USA horror thriller by Joseph Ruben. Starring Macaulay Culkin, Elijah Wood and Wendy Crewson.
The movie was not banned by the BBFC or authorities, but the theatrical
release was cancelled due to the James Bulger case. The film was later released on 1995 18 rated VHS but suffered BBFC cuts. These cuts were waived since the 2002 DVD. The film is uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Following his mother's death, Mark is sent to Maine to visit his aunt and uncle while his father goes on a business trip to Tokyo. Mark meets his cousin, Henry, and the two quickly form a friendship. However, Henry begins
to show signs of violent behavior that worry Mark.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence, threat with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
UK: Passed 18 after 33s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
1995 Fox VHS
The BBFC cuts were:
Cuts to scene where two 10 year old boys engineer a motorway pile-up by dropping a lifelike dummy into a stream of traffic. The BBFC felt that the possibility that such a scene could be viewed and copied by mischievous children was too great to
The BBFC also cut the sense of mounting excitement with which the boys greet the escalating devastation.
A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an
uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.
This is the best of the Dollars Trilogy and by far one of the best Westerns of all time. It has drama, comedy,
cracking dialogue, some of the most brutal battle scenes, music to die for and set pieces that just ooze atmosphere and tension.
Extended Version/Director's Cut
UK: The Extended Version/Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for:
2019 Warner Bros Signature Film Collection R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
2014 20th Century Fox Re-mastered RB Blu-ray at UK
Amazon (unconfirmed version)
Thanks to Pooch who asked the BBFC how the previous 15 rating became 18 for subsequent releases. The BBFC responded:
The most recent  classification of THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY was a Distributor
Change . This is a compliance process whereby new versions of previously rated works are compared to the BBFC archive copies. If a work is essentially the same then it can be passed as a Distributor Change without the need for viewing by BBFC
examiners. The latest classifications therefore the same as the version passed in 2004 (apart from the removal of a trailer), it's simply being distributed by a different company.
The option to have the work viewed afresh
for a change in category was open to the distributing company in this instance but they opted to retain the 18 classification.
UK: The Extended Version/Director's Cut was passed 15 uncut for:
2008 cinema release
The BBFC explained the change to 15 in the 2008 Annual Report:
Sometimes it is clear that the classification previously awarded is no longer appropriate according to current standards. In 2008, a number of
older films were reclassified down from '18' to '15', including Sergio Leone's seminal 1966 Western, The Good The Bad and The Ugly , which features strong violence, moderate gore and hanging scenes.
UK: The Extended Version/Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for:
The extra scenes integrate perfectly into the film, and after seeing them once, you won't be able to imagine they were ever missing. Among the scenes are Angel Eyes visiting a destroyed fort; Tuco hiring bandits to help him
chase Blondie; Blondie and Angel Eyes having a face-to-face when they first set out together to find the gold; and some extra conversation between Tuco and Blondie in the desert
Filmed around 1969 in post
Antonioni's ( Blowup ) Swinging London we have here the tale of brother and sister twins, brought to screen-life by Martin Potter and Judy Geeson along with a sterling British cast including Michael Redgrave, Freddie Jones, Mike Pratt and Peter
Jeffrey providing characteristically able support.
Directed with a sense of ambiguous poignancy by Alan Gibson, who fans of 70's horror will recall from Crescendo, Dracula A.D. 1972 and The Satanic Rites Of Dracula.
Goodbye Gemini is further aided by some sumptuous art-direction, imbuing the picture with a contemporary look which when viewed today does not befall other more dated looking examples of films made from this era.
assure 1960's/70's genre fans will find this a worthwhile time.
The BBFC cut the 1970 cinema release. The original running time was noted as 87:10s = 83:41s
Two documentary filmmakers go back in time to the pre-Civil War American South, to film the slave trade.
Anyone thinking of checking this film out: be warned, words can not
express what an awesomely brutal experience it is to sit through. I'm a big fan of horror films, but nothing I ever saw came close to the feeling of revulsion this 30 plus year old film gave me.
Goodfellas is a 1990 USA crime biography by Martin Scorsese. Starring Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta and Joe Pesci.
Cut in the US to obtain an MPAA R rating. This cut version has been used
for all releases since.
Henry Hill is a small time gangster, who takes part in a robbery with Jimmy Conway and Tommy De Vito, two other gangsters who have set their
sights a bit higher. His two partners kill off everyone else involved in the robbery, and slowly start to climb up through the hierarchy of the Mob. Henry, however, is badly affected by his partners' success, but will he stoop low enough to bring about
the downfall of Jimmy and Tommy?
UK: The R rated version was passed 18 without BBFC
cuts for strong violence:
2020 Warner Bros 30th Anniversary Edition R0 4K Blu-ray/(RB) Blu-ray at UK
The Goonies is a 1985 USA family comedy adventure by Richard Donner. Starring Sean Astin, Josh Brolin and Jeff Cohen.
BBFC category cuts were required for PG rated 1985 cinema release and
further cuts were required for the 1986 VHS. The BBFC cuts were waived for 12 rated releases since 2004. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.
Mikey Walsh and Brandon
Walsh are brothers whose family is preparing to move because developers want to build a golf course in the place of their neighborhood -- unless enough money is raised to stop the construction of the golf course, and that's quite doubtful. But when Mikey
stumbles upon a treasure map of the famed "One-Eyed" Willy's hidden fortune, Mikey, Brandon, and their friends Lawrence "Chunk" Cohen, Clark "Mouth" Devereaux, Andrea "Andy" Carmichael, Stefanie "Stef" Steinbrenner, and Richard "Data" Wang, calling
themselves The Goonies, set out on a quest to find the treasure in hopes of saving their neighborhood. The treasure is in a cavern, but the entrance to the cavern is under the restaurant of evil thief Mama Fratelli and her sons Jake Fratelli, Francis
Fratelli, and the severely disfigured Lotney "Sloth" Fratelli. Sloth befriends the Goonies and decides to help them.
UK: 4k Re-release passed 12A uncut for brief drug, sex and suicide references, infrequent strong language:
Although the UK cuts were fully restored by the BBFC in 2004 following the certificate upgrade to a 12 some early issues of the DVD featured the cut version and a lack of commentary, despite the
latter being listed on the menus. The 2nd issue DVD corrected this and the two can be identified by the following.
If the DVD states 2.0 Surround in the Audio Box on the reverse of the sleeve then this is the cut version and the commentary does not work.
If the DVD states 5.1 in the Audio Box on the
reverse of the sleeve then this is the uncut version with the working commentary.
This film was originally seen for advice. The company was told it was likely to be classified 12A, but that their preferred PG could be achieved by making reductions to one scary scene. When the film was submitted for formal
classification, this sequence had been acceptably reduced and the film was passed PG.
One scene involving
a levitating poodle that suddenly turns vicious was slightly too scary for PG. In the scene in question, the creature's face contorts in a demonic snarl, its eyes turn red and it foams at the mouth, making it appear more horrific than the funnier,
sillier monsters that appear elsewhere in the film. Because the film was shown to the BBFC for advice, ahead of its formal submission, it was possible for reductions to be made to this sequence before the film was completed.
It is not
clear if the UK censors came to the same conclusions as the US censors or else the British censors further cuts to the version cut for the US censors.
The Gorgon is a 1964 UK horror by Terrence Fisher. With Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing
and Richard Pasco.
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1964 cinema release. Hopefully uncut for 15 rated VHS in 1986 and 12 rated DVD in 2010.
Summary Review: A Fine Hammer
In the early 20th century, a Gorgon takes human form and terrorizes a small European village by turning its citizens to stone.
This is a fine Hammer film, not overly scary, but incredibly
atmospheric with its swirling mists, huge cavernous palatial sets, and wonderful direction and casting. Terence Fisher does a first-rate job showing us the conspiracy going on in this village. The film belongs to Christopher Lee, who play an eccentric,
gruff scholar helping the other son of the newly killed father.
UK: Passed 12 without BBFC cuts for moderate violence, horror and gory moments for:
The Gospel According to St Matthew is a 1964 Italy/France biography by Pier Paolo Pasolini. With Enrique Irazoqui, Margherita Caruso and Susanna Pasolini.
There are no censorship issues for this film
The life of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Matthew. Pasolini shows Christ as a marxist avant-la-lettre and therefore uses half of the text of Matthew.
UK: Passed PG uncut for moderate violence, hanging and crucifixion scenes for:
2013 cinema release
UK: Passed U uncut for:
1999 Tartan VHS
1964 cinema release
UK: A pre-cut version was passed U without further BBFC cuts for:
1991 British Film Institute/Connoisseur VHS
Thanks to Gary: Pre-cut for afternoon TV
This version was originally prepared for an afternoon TV showing. As they announced on-screen beforehand, they had had to cut the scene where Judas hangs himself, as hanging scenes cannot be
shown on TV before the 9 o'clock watershed. (The film had previously been shown late at night, uncut.). A rare but not unique example of a (then) U-certificate film being censored for television. This pre-cut version was then submitted to the BBFC
- 2017 USA crime biography by Kevin Connolly.
The Graduate is a 1967 USA comedy drama by Mike Nichols. Starring Dustin Hoffman, Anne
Bancroft and Katharine Ross.
Uncut in the UK but notably cut in Ireland.
Ben has recently graduated from college, with his parents
now expecting great things from him. At his "Homecoming" party, Mrs. Robinson, the wife of his father's business partner, has Ben drive her home, which leads to an affair between the two. The affair eventually ends, but comes back to haunt him
when he finds himself falling for Elaine, Mrs. Robinson's daughter.
UK: Passed 12A uncut for moderate sex references, infrequent brief nudity for:
And so it remained into modern times,
with the Nanny State taking a firm hand in protecting the Irish people from themselves. While Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft were being nominated for Oscars for The Graduate in 1968, Irish cinema audiences were watching a version in which the seduction
scene between the two - the pivotal point on which the whole movie hinges - was ripped out to protect public morals.
Graduation Day is a 1981 USA horror mystery thriller by Herb Freed. Starring
Christopher George, Patch Mackenzie and E Danny Murphy.
The Director's Cut seems to be standard issue and is uncut.
After a high school track runner, named Laura, suddenly dies from a heart attack after finishing a 30-second
200-meter race, a killer wearing a sweat suit and a fencing mask begins killing off her friends on the school track team one by one. The suspects include the track coach Michaels, Laura's sister Anne who arrives in town for the funeral, the creepy school
principal Mr. Guglione, and Laura's strange boyfriend Kevin.
UK: The Director's Cut/Re-editted Version
was passed 15 uncut for:
From IMDb. This version runs around 5 minutes longer than the original video version, and includes footage of death scenes from Night Screams (1987).
UK: Released uncut on pre-cert video for:
1982 IFS 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.
Presumably there also exists a shorter Theatrical Version but not sure if it has been released on home video
The Grand Duel - 1972 Italy/France/West Germany/Monaco western by Giancarlo Santi. See Storm Rider
The Grandmaster is a 2013 Hong Kong / China action biography by Kar Wai Wong. Starring Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Ziyi Zhang and Jin Zhang.
Shortened for international release.
Ip Man's peaceful life in Foshan changes after Gong Yutian seeks an heir for his family in Southern China. Ip Man then meets Gong Er who challenges him for the sake of regaining her family's honor. After the Second
Sino-Japanese War, Ip Man moves to Hong Kong and struggles to provide for his family. In the mean time, Gong Er chooses the path of vengeance after her father was killed by Ma San.
China: There is reported to be an
unreleased 4 hour version
China: The original Chinese
Theatrical release was 133:00s.
The shortened international version was passed 15 for strong violence without BBFC cuts for:
Graveyard Shift is a 1987 Canada horror by Jerry Ciccoritti. Starring Michael A Miranda, Helen Papas and Cliff Stoker.
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema release in 1987 and the follow up VHS.
All UK releases since have been the same cut version. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Night brings out the hungerin people, especially a mysterious NY cab driver.
He is a powerful vampire. And working the night shift brings a sultry array of sensuous passengers within his grasp. Embracing those ready to die, he controls an erratic but well-balanced vampire realm. Then unexpectedly, he discovers erotic human
passion-unleashing a raging, terrorizing evil. When a slew of innocent citizens are senselessly slaughtered, the baffled police must solve a 350 year old mystery of unsated passion.
The Great Escape is a 1963 USA war adventure thriller by John Sturges. With Steve
McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough.
Cut for a 'U' rated 1963 cinema release. Uncut an PG rated thereafter. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
Based on a true story, a group of allied escape artist type
prisoners of war are all put in an 'escape proof' camp. Their leader decides to try to take out several hundred all at once. The first half of the film is played for comedy as the prisoners mostly outwit their jailers to dig the escape tunnel. The second
half is high adventure as they use boats and trains and planes to get out of occupied Europe.
UK: Passed PG uncut for mild language
and violence for:
The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle is a 1980 UK music film by Julien Temple. Starring Malcolm McLaren, Sid Vicious and Steve Jones.
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1980. The same cuts were
applied to official releases but there was also an uncut bootleg. An extended version was released on 2005 DVD with an 18 rating but the cinema cuts persisted.
rather incoherent post-breakup Sex Pistols "documentary", told from the point of view of Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, whose (arguable) position is that the Sex Pistols in particular and punk rock in general were an elaborate scam
perpetrated by him in order to make "a million pounds." Silly and hard to follow at times, but worth seeing for some excellent Pistols concert footage, some wickedly amusing animated sequences, and Sid Vicious' eerily prophetic performance of
UK: An extended version was passed 18 uncut for very strong language but the original BBFC cuts were still implemented
2005 Sony BMG DVD
The film was released uncut on bootleg VHS
Thanks to Dave:
There is a pre-cert VHS bootleg which I had for years with all the squelching in the real sex scene in Brazil with Steve Jones, the cinema sex scene
with the porn actress and Steve Jones, the hilarious Irene Handl and the Bellson songs, a naked Soo Catwoman, all the cock shots including Malcolm's flopping around in the bath in the room with Catwoman and Helen. It was basically a pre-BBFC cuts
The original double album suffered cuts to the inside cover too on the second issue catwoman had a hastily drawn pair of knickers.
UK: The cut cinema version was passed 18 without further cuts for:
1993 Polygram VHS
1986 Virgin VHS
UK: The cut cinema version was released on pre-cert VHS:
1982 Virgin VHS
UK: Passed X (18) after compulsory BBFC cuts:
1980 cinema release titled Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle
From IMDb.The BBFC required the following cuts:
Full-frontal shots of Judy Croll (playing Soo Catwoman) in Malcolm McLaren's bathroom were optically enhanced to remove images of her lower regions (banned under the Protection of Children Act) and a long shot of her was cut by adding black panties
to cover up the offending area.
Removed shots of Steve Jones' genitals during the sex scene with the Brazilian girl
Removed shots of Mary Millington's visible pubic area in her sex scene with Jones.
A shot of Sid Vicious waving
a flick-knife was moved back into the sequence to avoid equating sex with violence.
The BBFC also demanded the inclusion of newspaper headline footage referring to the deaths of Vicious and Nancy Spungen.
Explosive drama and action when two sexy girls go on a bank robbing binge.
This is an excellent exploitation flick, thanks to the deft comic performances
of the stars, and sneaky direction by Michael Pressman. Jennings and Jones are fantastic. Claudia Jennings, who so sadly died in a car crash, was rumored to be considered for Charlie's Angles ; and here, she looks like a combination of Farah
Fawcett-Majors and Shelley Hack. All of these women had a refreshingly natural, sexy look. Lip and breast injections were not needed
The Green Inferno is a 2013 USA horror thriller by Eli Roth. Starring
Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy and Aaron Burns.
There was talk of a Director's Cut being release in Germany but this turned out to be just a new name for the regular version.
In New York, the college student Justine
joins a group of activists led by Alejandro and he invites her to travel to Peru to protest against a timber industry that is destroying the Amazon rain forest. The group uses their cellphones to film the destruction and send the footages through
Internet. Alejandro uses Justine that is almost killed by one security guard to succeed in his intent of calling attention of audiences. When the group is returning to civilization, the plane blows-up and crashes into the forest. Soon the survivors
discover that they are not alone and they are abduct by a tribe of Indians. But their nightmare becomes worse when they realize that the Indians are cannibals.
Greetings is a 1968 USA comedy drama by Brian De Palma. Starring Jonathan Warden, Robert De Niro and Gerrit Graham.
The film was given the first MPAA X rating for its theatrical release. It
was later cut for an R rating. A short version was passed X for UK cinema release in 1969 but home videos have all been 18 uncut.
An offbeat, episodic film about three friends, Paul, a shy
love-seeker, Lloyd, a vibrant conspiracy nut, and Jon, an aspiring filmmaker and peeping tom. The film satirizes free-love, the Kennedy assassination, Vietnam, and amateur filmmaking.
Gremlins is a 1984 USA comedy horror fantasy by Joe Dante. Starring Zach Galligan,
Phoebe Cates and Hoyt Axton.
Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US. The rating raised a few eyebrows and along with similar issues for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) these films were
credited with inspiring the MPAA to create the PG-13 rating. Many felt the movies were too violent for a PG rating, but not violent enough for an R. Originally rated 15 uncut by the BBFC but this was reduced to 12 uncut since 2012.
Minature green monsters tear through the small town of Kingston Falls. Hijinks ensue as a mild-mannered bank teller releases these hideous loonies after gaining a new pet and
violating two of three simple rules: No water (violated), no food after midnight (violated), and no bright light. Hilarious mayhem and destruction in a town straight out of Norman Rockwell. So, when your washing machine blows up or your TV goes on the
fritz, before you call the repair man, turn on all the lights and look under all the beds. 'Cause you never can tell, there just might be a gremlin in your house.
Grimsby is a 2016 UK action comedy by Louis Leterrier. Starring Penélope Cruz, Rebel Wilson and Isla Fisher.
BBFC category cuts advised for a 15 rated 2016 cinema release. Also cut in
the US for an R rating.
MI6's top assassin (Mark Strong) has a brother. Unfortunately for him, he's an English football supporter (Sacha Baron Cohen) from the town of Grimsby. Nobby has
everything a man from the poor English fishing town of Grimsby could want - 9 children and the most attractive girlfriend in northern England (Rebel Wilson). There's only one thing missing in his life: his little brother, Sebastian. After they were
adopted by different families as children, Nobby spent 28 years searching for him. Upon hearing of his location, Nobby sets off to reunite with his brother, unaware that not only is his brother an MI6 agent, but he's just uncovered a plot that puts the
world in danger. On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realizes that if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot.
UK Version advised category cuts
UK: The UK Version was passed 15 for strong sex references, violence, drug use, strong language after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:
2016 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment RB Blu-ray titled Grimsby at UK Amazon
2016 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment R2 DVD titled Grimsby at UK Amazon
2016 cinema release titled Grimsby
It seems that the scenes removed for a BBFC 15 rating have been included as Blu-ray extras. These extras are 18 rated and so the entire Blu-ray is noted as 18 rated. The DVD does not include these deleted scenes and so is 15 rated as per the
The BBFC commented:
This film was originally shown to the BBFC, for advice, in an incomplete form. The BBFC advised the company it was likely to be classified 18 but that their preferred 15 could be achieved by making reductions to a couple of scenes of
crude humour. When the film was submitted for formal classification, these sequences had been acceptably reduced.
The BBFC also noted a UK version with a Memorandum card.
US Version cut
US: Rated R for strong crude sexual content, graphic nudity, violence, language, and some drug use
It seems that according to a video interview with Sacha Baron Cohen that the film also suffered category cuts in the US to achieve an R rating. It seems that censors from the MPAA were convinced that an 'elephant scene' fell into the category of
bestiality. (But surely bestiality would need to be cut at any level and wouldn't be suitable at NC-17 either).
Cohen says that he challenged the MPAA's definition of bestiality and also cut 6 minutes from a 9 minute scene. He suggested that the cuts
were a ploy to obtain the scene he wanted and that the cut material had been added just to be offered as cuts in negotiations.
The cut US Version is reported to be similar to the UK Version
v The Grinch - 2018 China / USA
children's cartoon comedy by Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier.
The Grinch is a 2018 China / USA children's cartoon comedy by Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch.
BBFC category cuts were required for a U rated cinema releases in 2018 and
video in 2019. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.
For their eighth fully animated feature, Illumination and Universal Pictures present The Grinch, based on Dr. Seuss'
beloved holiday classic. The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl's generous holiday spirit. Funny, heartwarming, and visually stunning, it's a universal story
about the spirit of Christmas and the indomitable power of optimism. Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch lends his voice to the infamous Grinch, who lives a solitary life inside a cave on Mt. Crumpet with only his loyal dog, Max, for company.
With a cave rigged with inventions and contraptions for his day-to-day needs, the Grinch only sees his neighbors in Whoville when he runs out of food. Each year at Christmas they disrupt his tranquil solitude with their increasingly bigger, brighter, and
louder celebrations. When the Whos declare they are going to make Christmas three times bigger this year, the Grinch ...
Grizzly is a 1976 USA horror thriller by William Girdler. With
Christopher George, Andrew Prine and Richard Jaeckel.
Cut for an MPAA PG rating. Further BBFC category cuts for an A rated 1976 cinema release. The BBFC cuts were waived for for 15 rated VHS and DVD. There is said to be an elusive (maybe mythical) uncut R rated version in the US.
A fifteen-foot grizzly bear figures out that humans make for a tasty treat. As a park ranger tries rallying his men to bring about the bear's capture or destruction, his efforts are
thwarted by the introduction of dozens of drunken hunters into the area.
There are also unconfirmed reports of an elusive uncut R rated version,
One of the claims is that this version includes nudity during the waterfall scene.
UK: Presumably the US PG rated Original
Version was passed 15 for strong injury detail, threat without BBFC cuts with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
From IMDb. The following scenes were cut from the original version, some of which were to avoid an R rating:
A scene were Ranger Michael Kelly talks to Walter Corwin about shutting down his lodge.
Another victim attack (Believed to be played by Susan Backlinie).
A scene were the hunters kill a bear but is actually a black bear they killed
Don's death at the end was much more violent.
Scott's death was more violent than the off-screen alternative.
UK: Passed A after BBFC category cuts for:
1976 cinema release
Thanks to Vincenzo. The BBFC cuts were:
Reel 1 - Two close ups of bloody face of first girl killed, and shot of dismembered arm were removed.
Reel 1 - Sight of Joan's very bloody body as discovered by Kathy was removed.
Reel 2- Close up of very bloody face of woman killed in tent was removed.
Reel 4 - Attack on woman and child was reduced. In particular sight of boy's body with one foot missing and
blood running down his leg was removed.
Reel 5 - Apparent killing of Scott the first time was reduced. Close ups of his bloody face as the bear buries him were removed, and the incident of him rising from the grave
to confront the bear again was reduced.
Reel 5 - Close ups of blood oozing from Don's mouth were removed.
- 2013 USA / Canada action horror thriller by David Hackl.
Cut in 2006 with the
following BBFC comment: The cuts were Compulsory. Company required to add warning caption to work to highlight potentially harmful behaviour (in this case a dangerous stunt in which a man takes potentially lethal doses of
Grotesque is a 2009 Japan crime horror thriller by Kôji Shiraishi. With Tsugumi Nagasawa, Hiroaki Kawatsure and Shigeo Ôsako.
Banned by the BBFC for 2009 DVD. Uncut in the US. Also banned in Norway.
An unnamed doctor has always had everything he's ever wanted, but that has only made him develop more extreme and depraved needs. He kidnaps a young couple in the prime of their life
together and forces them into a game of torment that slowly extinguishes their hopes for survival.
Very tame! Yes the film has pointless torture, but it has very little nudity and any sexual humiliation is
implied and is never in the view of the camera. Very hard to see why this was banned.
This movie is a prime example of pointless torture movies, While in context the aspect of torture in a horror film i.e. Saw,
Hellraiser, Texas chainsaw (the original) etc... works great because it's bad people getting their come uppance or just a cautionary of the cruelty of man but this film is just a fictionalized snuff film with no story what so ever. Watching people
getting brutally killed (particularly those who were just there) for the bulk of the movie then.... "the end" after some silly f/x does nothing for me except feeling a little dirty for watching this piece of trash.
UK: The Unrated Version was banned by the BBFC for
2009 4Digital Media DVD
The BBFC explained their ban:
The BBFC has rejected the DVD Grotesque. This means that it cannot be legally supplied anywhere in the UK. The decision was taken by the Director, David Cooke and the Presidential Team of
Sir Quentin Thomas, Alison Hastings and Gerard Lemos.
Grotesque is a feature that focuses for the majority of its running time on the sexual assault, humiliation and extreme torture of a male and female victim. The central character abducts,
restrains, strips and masturbates both the man and the woman. After this he inflicts grave injuries on the restrained couple, including amputation, eye gouging, castration and evisceration. The torture becomes even more extreme, leading to the gory and
violent death of both hostages. The film ends with the killer choosing his next victims.
David Cooke, Director of the BBFC said: "Unlike other recent 'torture' themed horror works, such as the Saw and Hostel series, Grotesque features minimal
narrative or character development and presents the audience with little more than an unrelenting and escalating scenario of humiliation, brutality and sadism. The chief pleasure on offer seems to be in the spectacle of sadism (including sexual sadism)
for its own sake.
"It is the Board's carefully considered view that to issue a certificate to Grotesque, even if statutorily confined to adults, would involve risk of harm within the terms of the Video Recordings Act, would be inconsistent with
the Board's Guidelines, and would be unacceptable to the public. The BBFC has a strict policy on sexual violence. With portrayals of sexual violence which might eroticise or endorse sexual assault the Board may require cuts at any classification level.
"Rejecting a work outright is a serious matter and the Board considered whether the issue could be dealt with through cuts. However, given the unacceptable content featured throughout cutting the work is not a viable option in this case and the
work is therefore refused a classification."
"Rejecting a work outright is a serious matter and the Board considered whether the issue could be dealt with through cuts. However, given the unacceptable content featured throughout cutting the work
is not a viable option in this case and the work is therefore refused a classification."
An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a
mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim.
I have to say I was impressed. Geller does a fine job and the foreigner abroad angle adds
a new spin.
Some good cheap jump scares combine with good genuine scares and the film is packed with creepy, grotesque sights and has a nice unrelenting pace as it keeps the shocks coming thick and fast and the final 3rd
really delivers the brutal and grotesque goodies...but it still managed to add character and suspense. Very good indeed overall.
Avoid the heavily cut theatrical version.
The cut Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a 2017 USA action
Sci-Fi adventure by James Gunn. Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista.
There was a little bit of hype about an original version containing a
little strong language. A reddit user said that Peter Quill / Star Lord played by Chris Pratt has one line in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was changed from 'Fuck yeah, he's cool' to 'Hell yeah, he's cool' . The director himself provided another example
and a petition was duly raised to call for a release of version with the original strong language.
Guilty of Romance is a 2011 Japan horror drama by Shion Sono. Starring Miki Mizuno, Makoto Togashi and Megumi Kagurazaka.
Exists as an Extended Version and an International Version.
A grisly murder occurs in Maruyama-cho, Shibuya, Tokyo - a love hotel district - a woman was found dead in a derelict apartment. Kazuko (Miki Mizuno) is a police officer called to investigate on this
case, she will discover the story of two women who, despite appearing respectable on the outside have all manner of darkness hidden away.
UK: The Extended Version was passed 18 uncut for strong sex, sexual violence, sexual fetish scenes & injury detail for:
2011 Eureka video (unreleased)
UK: The International Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for strong sex, sexual violence, sexual fetish scenes & injury detail for:
Guilty of Romance is a Japanese thriller, subtitled in English. Police detective Yoshida
investigates a gruesome murder when two mutilated bodies are found in an abandoned apartment in a Tokyo red light district. Her search for the victims' identities leads her to Mitsuko, a respected female university professor who lives a dangerous secret
life as a prostitute, and an apparently demure housewife, Izumi.
The film contains a number of scenes of strong sex, including a woman being surprised in a bath and masturbated under water, a couple having uninhibited sex
in a toilet, a woman having sex with a man in the shower of a love hotel , and a woman having sex with a man during the shooting of a porn film. Some of the scenes feature full frontal female nudity and prolonged sexual thrusting. The film also
contains some scenes of strong nudity, including a scene in which a woman is coerced into stripping as part of a porn shoot.
The film contains a complex scene of sexual violence in which a man, who has just engaged in
consensual sexual activity with a woman, refuses to allow her to leave. He then restrains the woman and forces her to phone her husband to apologise for not returning home, as he continues to thrust into her. The woman is clearly distressed and the focus
is on her lack of consent and the man's brutality, rather than on any erotic detail.
The film also contains a scene of erotic asphyxiation, in which a man pays a woman to choke him during sexual activity, in order to help
him reach climax. However, the potentially lethal nature of the practice is clear and the practice is not glamorised or promoted. The idea of erotic asphyxiation is unlikely to be a novel one to most adults and there is no unusual instructional detail,
particularly when compared to previous films such as In The Realm Of The Senses (L'empire Des Sens).
The film also features one scene in which an adult woman squats down and appears to urinate in front of two young
children. However, there is no sexual element to the scene, which appears to have been carefully shot to avoid exposing the child actors to any actual urination. There is no lewdness or indecency that would raise concerns under the Protection of Children
Cut by the makers to
achieve a US R rating (I don't know what version will be picked up for UK distribution though). The R rating advises of pervasive depiction of anti social behaviour of juveniles, including violence, substance abuse, sexuality and language.
version was released in the UK without BBFC cuts with an 18 rating.
Gun Woman is a 2014 Japan action thriller by Kurando Mitsutake. Starring Asami, Kairi Narita and Noriaki Kamata.
Cut by the BBFC for an 18 rated 2014 DVD release. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in
A brilliant doctor on a quest for revenge buys a young woman, a former junkie, and trains her to be the ultimate assassin. In the sickening and horrific training, she
actually becomes the instrument of vengeance, as he implants gun parts in her body that she must later assemble and use to kill her target before she bleeds to death.
UK: Passed 18 for strong bloody violence, sexual violence after 5s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
2014 Monster Pictures RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 29th December
2014 Monster Pictures R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 29th
The BBFC commented:
Cut required to remove focus on a man's pleasure in the context of sexual violence. Cut made in line with BBFC Guidelines and policy, and the Video Recordings Act 1984.
In fact the BBFC cuts were to remove the sight of a man's ejaculate spurting onto a woman's leg. The cut is made by stretching time of other material so that the running time is unchanged, perhaps to avoid editing the soundtrack.
Gutterballs is a 2008 Canada comedy horror by Ryan Nicholson. Starring Alastair
Gamble, Mihola Terzic and Nathan Witte.
Exists as a cut MPAA R rated version; an MPAA Unrated version titled Balls-Out; and a version with hardcore inserts titled Bare-Boner.
The film was heavily
cut in Germany for an FSK 18 rating, and has notably never been released at all in the UK.
A brutally sadistic rape leads to a series of bizarre gory murders during
a midnight disco bowl-a-rama at a popular bowling alley. One by one, players of two teams meet blood-drenched gruesome deaths at the hand of a black bowling-gloved masked killer. This alley runs red with blood by sunrise.
there is one notable exception. Gutterballs amps the sexual violence way past the norm with a near eight minute graphically sadistic gang rape that sets the rest of the movie into motion. It will repulse you and frankly, it sets Gutterballs close to a
level of grindhouse porn.
Is Gutterballs cheap and cheesy, slick and sleazy? Heck yes. Although I must admit, the ending did catch me off guard by about one third, so maybe pure gorehounds might get a kick from the naked boobies
and the sexual violence. I can even say I liked this more than Hostel II, so if you thought those were too tame, then Gutterballs is up your alley.
US: There are also reports of a version with hardcore inserts
The Guyver is a 1991 USA / Japan action comedy by Screaming Mad George and Steve Wang. Starring Greg Joung Paik, Jimmie Walker and Peter Spellos.
Exists as the Director's Cut/Theatrical Version and a VHS Version. The VHS
Version has been shortened for plot but has additional violence.
The VHS Version was cut by the BBFC for 15 rated 1992 VHS. The cuts were waived in 2016 for the 12 rated Director's Cut DVD/Blu-ray. The Director's Cuts us MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.
A young man discovers a mechanical device that merges with his own body, turning him into a cyborg superhero. When strange creatures start appearing, trying to take the device back, he
begins to uncover a secret plot to genetically engineer terrifying monsters.
Director's Cut/ Theatrical Version
88:38s = 85:05s
UK: The Director's Cut was passed 12 uncut for moderate fantasy violence, moderate horror after previous BBFC cuts waived for:
2016 Arrow RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon titled The Guyver
From IMDb. The VHS version is different from the Director's Cut (actually the original theatrical version) in a series of small edits. The Video version seems to have been shortened with regards to dialogue but the Directors Cut is missing a
few violent shots:
When zoanoid Lisker crushes zoanoid Segawa's head, blood is shown gushing onto the ground in the VHS version. The "director's cut" has a very slightly shorter version showing a shot of zoanoid Segawa on his knees with no blood.
When the guyver kills the snake-headed zoanoid, the VHS version shows him getting his arm ripped off and his neck snapped with blood splatter. The "director's cut" edits this out in favor of a cheap insert shot of the other zoanoids looking on.
When the guyver slashes zoanoid Weber, the VHS version shows blood splattering across her face and Misky's. The "director's cut" cuts away to a cheap close-up of zoanoid Striker looking on.
category cuts 12s
shortened VHS Version
submitted 88:07s =84:36s
UK: The VHS
Version was passed 15 after 12s of BBFC category cuts for:
One scene cut for violence when submitted in 1994 to keep the certificate down to a 15 eg for a throat being cut. A slightly re-edited version was submitted in 2007 without cuts but the similar running time and lack of 'cuts waived' comment
suggests that the cuts are still present.
The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak
Gwendoline is a 1984 France fantasy adventure by Just Jaeckin. Starring Tawny Kitaen, Brent Huff and Zabou Breitman.
The film was shortened for an MPAA R rated theatrical release. The full
length film was cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema release in 1984 and for VHS release in 1986. The BBFC cuts were waived for 18 rated DVD release in 2005. US MPAA Unrated releases are also uncut.
Gwendoline arrives in China in a box, and is helped out of her immediate predicament by a female contact and a devil-may-care adventurer. She's on a mission to find her father, who was last seen searching for a rare
butterfly in the Land of the Yik Yak. They confront the evil Cheops in an attempt to find Gwen's lost father and the butterfly, and face many other challenges to their mission.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence
with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
2019 Severin Films [Theatrical Version + US Version] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon