Hair is a 1979 West Germany / USA war musical comedy by Milos Forman. Starring John Savage,
Treat Williams and Beverly D'Angelo.
Hair the stage show has a place in censorship history for a couple of years after it opened in 1967. The musical's profanity, its depiction of the use of illegal
drugs, its treatment of sexuality, its irreverence for the American flag, and its nude scene caused much comment and controversy.
However by the time the film was made a decade later then all of these issues had by then dissipated. The film was passed
PG uncut by the MPAA after a successful appeal against an R rating. In the UK the film was given an uncut 'AA' (14) rating by the BBFC. It was later 15 rated for home video
Hakaider is a 1995 Japan action sci-fi by Keita Amemiya Starring Yûji Kishimoto, Mai Hosho and Jiro Okamoto
Exists as a Theatrical Version and an extended Director's Cut
In the distant future, war and peace walk side by side in the pseudo-utopian place called Jesus Town (formerly Jerusalem), ruled by a handsome, yet cruel seraphim named Girjev and
his android companion, Mikhail, long for total peace. Sealed far from civilization a long time ago is an android, code named Hakaider. Since his memory is rusty, he does not know his true purpose. After his fight with Jesus Town bikers, Kaoru and her
band of rebel find him. He goes insane yet again and starts to whip the rebels one by one, only to have them killed by more of Girjev's troops, all except Kaoru. Hakaider then regains his memory, thanks to Kaoru, whom he starts taking a liking to and
promises to free Jesus Town from Girjev and Mikhail.
US: The extended Japanese Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
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US: The Theatrical Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
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Half A Loaf Of Kung Fu! is a 1978 Taiwan/Hong Kong action comedy by Chi-Hwa Chen Starring Jackie Chan, Chun-Erh Lung and Cheng-Lan Chin
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1988. Later uncut for 2002 DVD.
Mostly a Kung-fu showcase; a loose script describes Jackie Chan's character learning
Kung-fu from a beggar-master and his pupil while guarding a caravan from bandits. Chan's early comedic beginnings are shown here.
UK: Passed 18 uncut after previous BBFC cuts waived:
Halloween II is a 1981 US horror film by Rick Rosenthal. With Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence and Charles Cyphers.
Uncut for UK cinema release, and DVDs after 2002, but was cut by the BBFC
for 1990 VHS. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Summary Review: Successful exercise in terror
It is rare that horror sequels (or any film sequels) manage to capture the tone and feel of their
predecessor. However Halloween 2, made 3 years after John Carpenter's original, is a successful exercise in terror.
However, expect more violence than the almost entirely blood-free first outing.
A very worthwhile film for lovers of the horror genre.
Thanks to Vincenzo. The BBFC cuts were to the scene where Michael dunks a nurse into a boiling Jacuzzi:
At 49 mins - Reduce scalding to death of nurse in overheated jacuzzi by removing 3rd and 5th times her head is lowered into water, cutting away after 1st shot of temperature gauge which follows 2nd dunk, and resuming after 2nd
shot of gauge to see her head raised for what was originally 3rd time and then lowered and raised again. Also reduce sight of bare-breasted body before she falls to floor, cutting away after she is raised again to remove last immersion and resuming on
long shot of her upright body just before it falls to floor.
cut TV Version
US: TV version cut to remove nearly all the violence but then padded out with alternative and additional material not used for the Theatrical Version.
Halloween 3: Season of the Witch is a 1983 horror by Tommy Lee Wallace. With Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin and Dan O'Herlihy.
Apart from a rare uncut version, UK releases have usually been plagued by versions pre-cut for violence. The R rated version is uncut in the US.
Summary Review: Brilliant and scary
This has to be the most scary, mysterious, weird, Halloween film of the series, and it has NO Michael Myers!
film takes a break from Michael and lets just say if you haven't seen the film don't judge it! It has everything from suspense and action, to horror and romance. I would have to say that I was on the edge of my seat the ending was particularly brilliant
UK: A pre-cut version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
UK High Fliers (as sold at Poundland) R2 DVD
2011 Scanbox R2 DVD
2002 Sanctuary R2 DVD
It is missing most of the gore!
the bit in the hospital where the bloke gets his face pulled apart
the insects crawling out of that woman's mouth after she fiddled with the badge
UK: A pre-cut version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
1986 Warner VHS
One scene that seems to come and go depending upon the version is a close up of a woman's face who's just been blasted in the mouth by an blue energy beam. The next thing we see is a bug crawling out of a large hole in her rather molten looking
face. Other versions fade to black before the camera can close in on her face.
The love scene between the two main characters has been slightly trimmed
When the old man is killed in the junkyard, you loose the footage of his head being
pulled off and the resultant fountain of blood.
In the scene were the robot man attacks the woman in the laborotory, he reaches for a drill, it starts to spin and in the video version it cuts off. In a showing on Sky we see a shot of the woman
being drilled with the head obscured by a hospital trolley, but you can hear the sound of her being drilled and see her legs shaking.
There are missing scenes during the death of Harry Grimbridge, these are three shots of the assassins fingers
in his eyes, the wrenching of the skull and his feet thrashing about.
Halloween 5 is a 1989 USA horror thriller by Dominique Othenin-Girard (as Dominique
Otherin-Girard). Starring Donald Pleasence, Danielle Harris and Ellie Cornell.
Cut in the US to obtain an MPAA R rating. The same cut version was passed 18 for all UK releases since.
It's one year later after the events of Halloween 4. Michael
survives the shootings and on October 31st he returns with a vengeance. Lurking and stalking, Jamie, Rachel, and Rachel's friends, Michael forms a plan to lure Jamie out of the children's hospital where events lead up to the confrontation at the Myers
house. Halloween 5 is a dark, thrill ride that will scare the heck out of you!
This is the best available version. From IMDb. Some dialogue and gore was cut from the U.S. release to obtain an "R" rating:
The scene in which the cop (Fenton Quinn) is killed outside of the Myers' house was shortened considerably. In the original version, as Michael is bashing his head into the glass on the windshield, there was a shot where you could see
the glass embedded into his face.
The shot of Mikey (Jonathan Chapin) quivering on the ground was shortened to avoid an "X" rating. You can still notice the abrupt jump in the shot before he is dragged away by
In the documentary Inside Halloween 5 a cut scene is shown of a man removing Michaels mask and looking at it weirdly. Another scene cut was removed because it was considered too graphic. As Jamie is trying
to climb back up in the laundry chute Michael stabs Jamie through her ankle. When Jamie emerges from the laundry chute you can see her ankle wounded and bleeding.
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers is a 1995 USA horror thriller by Joe Chappelle. With Donald Pleasence, Paul Rudd and Marianne Hagan.
Not cut in the UK or US but exists in a Theatrical Version and a
Six years ago, Michael Myers terrorized the town of Haddonfield, Illinois. He and his niece, Jamie Lloyd, have disappeared. Jamie was kidnapped by a bunch of evil druids who
protect Michael Myers. And now, six years later, Jamie has escaped after giving birth to Michael's child. She runs to Haddonfield to get Dr. Loomis to help her again. Meanwhile, the family that adopted Laurie Strode is living in the Myers house and are
being stalked by Myers. It's the curse of Thorn that Michael is possessed by that makes him kill his family. And it's up to Tommy Doyle, the boy from Halloween, and Dr. Loomis, to stop them all.
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for:
US: The Producer's Cut is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
2014 Anchor Bay Halloween Complete Collection [Theatrical + Producers Cut] (RA) Blu-ray at US
There Producers cut was given a festival screening in November 2013. It is the original version prepared by the film makers. It was substantially reworked into the Theatrical Version as a result of feedback from preview audiences.
Things missing from the producer's cut are a lot of extra gore scenes like the head explosion of Mr. Strode and the bone protruding from the snapped neck of a victim. Pretty much the entire finale was re shot so you
don't have the operating room massacre or Michael being injected with a syringe full of nitric acid, but what you gain with the Cult of Thorn mythology makes for a more complete story. This cut of the film is just more enjoyable with more atmosphere and
is not as disjointed.
Dr Loomis' exit in the producer's cut - while not perfect - is way better than the chopped finale is the theatrical version.
There is also a work
print or Rough Cut which is an unfinished version of the Producers Cut
Halloween is a 2007 USA horror by Rob Zombie. With Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell and Tyler Mane.
Cut in the US for an R rating. This was passed without further cuts for UK
cinema release. Home video releases in the US and UK feature the uncut Director's Cut
After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes
from the mental institution (where he was committed as a 10 year old) and he immediately returns to Haddonfield, where he wants to find his baby sister, Laurie. Anyone who crosses his path is in mortal danger.
UK: The Director's Cut was
passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence and horror for:
See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com. The additional
material in the Director's Cut is mostly plot extensions but there is a rape scene that may have not made it into the US R rated version where asylum guards bring a female patient to the cell that Michael Myers is in and assault her in front of him.
UK: The Theatrical Version was
passed 18 without BBFC cuts for for strong bloody violence and horror for:
Halloween II is a 2009 USA horror by Rob Zombie. Starring Scout Taylor-Compton, Tyler Mane and Malcolm McDowell.
Not cut in the UK or US. The Director's Cut is a far more bleak take on the
tale compared with the Theatrical Version.
Michael Myers is still at large and no less dangerous than ever. After a failed reunion to reach his baby sister at their old home, Laurie Strode
is immediately taken to a hospital to be treated by the wounds that had been afflicted by her brother a few hours ago. However, Michael isn't too far off and will continue his murdering 'Halloween' rampage until he gets his sister all to himself.
119:03s = 114:17s
US: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for its US release:
2014 Anchor Bay Halloween Complete Collection [Theatrical + Director's Cut] (RA) Blu-ray at US
From IMDb. The Director's Cut is a significantly new take on the story with the Laurie Strode character have for more bleak time of it. The Director's Cut does not contain any additional sex and violence though.
The opening scene with Laurie walking and Loomis being placed into the ambulance is longer.
The hospital dream scene has an extra sequence of Laurie attempting to cross over a pile of bodies.
An on screen title that said "One
Year Later" in the Theatrical Cut now says "Two Years Later."
During the breakfast scene, Laurie and Annie now argue about going to the psychiatrist.
More dialogue with Laurie and the psychiatrist. Laurie looks at a
framed inkblot on a wall and says it looks like two white horses with a ghostly figure between them.
Loomis' press conference is expanded. Loomis discusses Michael's Oedipal complex, as well as the idea that Michael perhaps saw Loomis as a
Added sequence where Laurie runs a bath and begins to freak out.
Laurie stopping to play with a pig on her way to work is removed. She instead goes to the psychiatrist and tells her about playing with the pig (we see a
few seconds of it, now in flashback), and how it triggered a nervous breakdown of sorts. When the shrink denies her more pills, Laurie freaks out and swears.
The scene where Annie finds Laurie drinking a beer in her room has been expanded: They
have another fight.
A non-masked Michael (along with Young Michael and his mother) angrily looks at a billboard that advertises Loomis' book.
When Laurie and Maya come home from the party, there is a short added sequence of them making
tea in the kitchen prior to going upstairs. There's also an added shot of Michael apparently walking out of the house.
Brackett's reaction to finding Annie's body is longer, containing video flashbacks of real-life actress Danielle Harris as a
The ending is significantly different: After Loomis enters the cabin, Michael throws him through a wall, and the two of them wind up outside. Michael then removes his mask, yells "DIE!", and stabs Loomis. The cops then open fire
and kill Michael. Laurie then comes out, takes Michael's knife, and approaches Loomis with it, implying that she may stab him. The cops then open fire on her and seemingly kill her. We then fade to the same hospital footage seen at the end of the
theatrical cut as a cover of "Love Hurts" plays on the soundtrack.
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 without cuts for:
2010 EIV Blu-ray
2010 EIV DVD
2009 cinema release
Halloween - 2018 USA horror thriller by David Gordon Green. See
Hamilton is a 2020 USA musical music film by Thomas Kail. Starring Jonathan Groff, Renée
Elise Goldsberry and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
The original stage show contained three uses of the word 'fuck' but these were reduced to one so as to obtain an MPA PG-13 rating as required to make it suitable
for Disney. See article from polygon.com
The real life of one of America's foremost founding fathers and first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. Filmed live on Broadway from the Richard Rodgers Theatre with the original Broadway cast.
- 1972 USA action crime drama by Bruce D Clark (as Bruce Clark).
Hammer is a 1972 USA action crime drama by Bruce D Clark (as Bruce Clark). Starring Fred
Williamson, Bernie Hamilton and Vonetta McGee.
Cut by the BBFC for 1973 X rated cinema release. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
A dock worker becomes a prizefighter, but gets mixed up with a crooked manager. A
sympathetic L.A. detective tries to set him straight, but he won't listen. His manager, who is also a drug dealer, tells him that he has to take a dive during an important fight, and to ensure his cooperation, his girlfriend is kidnapped.
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
2015 Olive Films (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 9th June 2015
Hanappe Bazooka is a 1992 Japan animation comedy fantasy by Yoyu
Ikegami. Starring Kikuko Inoue, Tomomichi Nishimura and Yumi Takada.
Cut by the BBFC for an 18 rated 1997 VHS release
UK: Passed 18 after 14s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
1997 A.D. Vision U.K. VHS
The BBFC cuts were:
at 20 minutes. When hero rescues sister from whipping by female demon, remove shot of suspended naked woman gasping as she is hot, resuming on her coming through the door, and after female demon wields whip again, remove similar shot of victim being
whipped, resuming on hero rushing forward to save her.
Two shots of a naked woman being whipped by a female demon have vanished
The BBFC commented in the 2008 Annual Report: The 15 rated version includes additional:
Uses of strong language and a crude sex scene where the hero's superpowers include an explosive ejaculation. While there is
little detail of the actual sex, the sight of the ejaculation was beyond what is considered suitable at the '12' category.
From IMDb . Additional scenes include, but
are not limited to:
Hancock bringing a girl to his trailer to have sex
Mary Embrey driving to Hancock's trailer instead of flying there
Hancock getting off a prison bus while chained to other prisoners whom he drags behind him.
UK: The cut US Theatrical Version
was passed 12 without further BBFC cuts for:
2008 Sony R0 Blu-ray
2008 Sony R2 DVD
advised category cuts
UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, strong and aggressive language and crude humour after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:
2008 Sony R0 Blu-ray
2008 Sony R2 DVD
2008 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
This film was originally shown to the BBFC for advice in an unfinished version. The BBFC advised the company that the film was likely to receive a '15' classification but that the requested '12A' certificate could be achieved by
making a number of reductions throughout the film. In particular, the BBFC suggested (i) that several aggressive uses of moderate language ('bitch' and 'pussy') should be removed, (ii) that a scene showing Hancock taking a woman back to his trailer and
having sex with her should be removed (including an implied orgasm), (iii) that some heavy blows, strangulation and sight of blood during scenes of violence should be reduced or removed and (iv) that the level of sustained threat and tension -
particularly in the final scene - should be reduced. When the finished version of the film was submitted a number of substantial reductions had been made, including the deletion of the entire sex scene, and the reduced version was considered acceptable
at '12A'. A complete version, with the deleted footage restored, has subsequently been classified '15' on DVD.
Hancock was passed at PG-13 in the US for Some intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, and language .
The distributor wanted a 12A for the same version in the UK,
but substantial further cuts to violence and hostile language were required by the BBFC to achieve this category, together with the overlaying of more upbeat music for the climactic fight scene, to signify victory for the hero, and soften the tone and
impact of the violence.
The final 12A version carried consumer advice of Contains moderate violence, strong and aggressive language and crude humour .
It seems likely that the BBFC saw
a version with some of the material now in the extended version. It seems that the advised cuts for a 12A were reflected in the US with similar cuts for an MPAA PG-13 rating.
The Handmaiden is a 2016 South Korea romance by Chan-wook Park. Starring Min-hee Kim, Jung-woo Ha and Jin-woong Jo.
Exists as a Theatrical Version and a Director's Cut. Both were passed 18
uncut by the BBFC for 2017 cinema and video release.
1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a new girl (Sookee) is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress (Hideko) who
lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering Uncle (Kouzuki). But the maid has a secret. She is a pickpocket recruited by a swindler posing as a Japanese Count to help him seduce the Lady to elope with him, rob her of her
fortune, and lock her up in a madhouse. The plan seems to proceed according to plan until Sookee and Hideko discover some unexpected emotions.
UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for strong sex, sex references for:
2017 Curzon Artificial Eye [Theatrical + Director's Cut] RB Blu-ray at UK
Cut by the BBFC for an 18 rated 1986 VHS release titled Fists of Steel. The video was cut by 1s to remove an ear clap. Uncut and 15 rated for 2016 DVD and Blu-ray.
Sinister industrialist Francis Turner, played by John Saxon, creates a cyborg known as Paco Queruak (Daniel Greene) who has been programmed to terminate the leader of an ecological faction that stands in the way of the dystopian
country in which the story is set. After failing in his mission to eliminate the ecologist, Paco flees to Arizona where he must face his opponents; and ultimately choose between his humanity and robotic natures.
Hands of the Ripper is a 1971 UK horror by Peter Sasdy. Eric Porter, Angharad Rees and Jane Merrow.
Originally cut both for UK and US releases. Later uncut on UK home video and US Blu-ray
Summary Comments: Dark London Atmosphere
The infant daughter of Jack the Ripper is witness to
the brutal murder of her mother by her father. Fifteen years later she is a troubled young woman who is seemingly possessed by the spirit of her father. While in a trance she continues his murderous killing spree but has no recollection of the events
afterwards. A sympathetic psychiatrist takes her in and is convinced he can cure her condition. Soon, however, he regrets his decision.
Peter Sasdy filled this movie with a lot of dark London atmosphere, a straight on plot that
never gets boring, good actors...and blood.
UK: Passed 15 without BBFC cuts after the hat pin cut was restored for:
US: So as to obtain an R rating, the murders of Long Liz and the housemaid were trimmed, notably the second stab wound on the latter.
UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
1971 cinema release
The BBFC cuts were:
Remove horror shots of Liz's eye gouged with pins - as she lies on the ground'
It is also reported that a throat slashing was also removed
Note the BBFC noted a submitted time 88:39s. However this seems out of sync with all other reported runtimes. However stepping this down by one level of 24 to 25 frames per second correction to 85:06s results in a running time that is consistent with
all other releases.
Hang 'Em High is a 1968 USA western by Ted Post. Starring Clint Eastwood,
Inger Stevens and Pat Hingle.
Cut vy the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1968. Uncut and 18 rated on home video. Unct and MPAA OG rated in the US.
A band of vigilantes catch Jed Cooper and, incorrectly believing him guilty of cattle rustling and murder, hang him and leave him for dead. But he doesn't die. He returns to his former profession of lawman to
hunt down his lynchers and bring them to justice.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
2019 Warner Bros Signature Film Collection R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
Hangmen is a 1987 US action adventure thriller by J. Christian Ingvordsen Starring Rick Washburn, Dog Thomas and Keith Bogart
Extensively cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS release in 1989. Uncut since 18 rated DVD of
Rob Greene has information about an undercover terror team inside the CIA led by Joe Connelly. To stay alive with the knowledge, he is advised to stay
undercover by his supervisor Andrews. Connelly's men try to kill Greene, but he can escape and warns his son Danny that he also may be in danger and that he should look for Dog Thompson, an old military friend of Greene's. Together with Thompson and Bone
Conn, another ex-soldier, Danny tries to escape Connelly's henchmen. Meanwhile, Connelly figures that Danny's friend Lisa would make a good target in order to get Danny and also his father.
UK: Passed 18 uncut after previous BBFC cuts waived:
The Hangover is a 2009 USA / Germany comedy by Todd Phillips. Starring Zach Galifianakis,
Bradley Cooper and Justin Bartha.
The Theatrical Version was cut by the BBFC for 15 rated 2009 cinema release and DVD. The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for Blu-ray along with the Extended Cut. In the US the Theatrical Version is R rated whilst the Extended
Cut is Unrated and appears on Blu-ray only.
Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way
around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding.
UK: The Extended Cut was passed 18 uncut for strong sexual images and sex references for:
2009 Warner Home Video [Extended + Theatrical] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
The Hangover is a comedy about a group of friends who lose the groom during a stag night trip to Las Vegas. This version contains material not featured in the cinema release and was
classified 18 for strong sexual images.
Over the film's end credits there are a series of still photographs showing the activities of the stag night. Three of these pictures show one character apparently having
fellatio performed on him in a lift. In the version classified 15 for cinema exhibition, these images were pixilated. However in the version submitted for classification as a video recording, the images are unpixelated and contravene the BBFC's
Guidelines on sex at 15 which state that sexual activity may be portrayed without strong detail . At 18 any more explicit images of sexual activity need to be justified by context and in this case the images are not
particularly clear, are very brief, and illustrate in comic fashion the debauched nature of the stag night that the film focuses on.
Australia: The Extended Version was passed ACB R18+ uncut for video
uncut Theatrical Version
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for strong sexual images and sex references for:
2009 Warner Home Video [Extended + Theatrical] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
Australia: The Theatrical Version was passed ACB R18+ uncut for video
advised category cuts Theatrical Version
UK: The Theatrical Version
was passed 15 for strong language and sex references after BBFC suggested category cuts were made for:
2010 Warner video
2009 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
This film was originally shown to the BBFC in an unfinished version. The BBFC advised the company that the film was likely to receive an 18 classification but that the requested 15 certificate could be achieved by making one change to visuals in the closing credits. The BBFC suggested that brief shots in which a man is being fellated by a woman, with clear sight of an apparent erect penis in the woman's mouth, be removed. When the finished version of the film was submitted, the shots had been removed and the film was classified
Australia: The credits blow job was also pixelated for an ACB MA 15+ rating for cinema release.
UK: Passed 15 after BBFC suggested category cuts for:
2011 Warner Online
2011 Warner R0 Blu-ray + DVD
2011 Warner R2 DVD
2011 cinema release
The BBFC commented: Ping Pong Show
This film was originally shown to the BBFC in an unfinished version. The BBFC advised the company that the film was likely to receive an 18 classification but that the requested
15 certificate could be achieved by making two cuts to still images seen during the end credits.
These cuts were to remove sight of a woman apparently penetrating her vagina with a string of material and
sight of a naked woman, with her legs apart, ejecting a ping pong ball from her
When the finished version of the film was submitted, these still images had been tightly reframed to avoid any explicit or graphic detail and the film was classified 15 .
Hannibal Brooks is a 1969 UK / USA action war comedy by Michael Winner. Starring Oliver Reed, John Alderton and Michael J Pollard.
BBFC category cuts were required for a U rated cinema release in 1969.
Uncut for 12 rated home video in 2017. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.
In WW2, captured British soldier Stephen Brooks is on a prison train to Germany. On the train he meets an
American prisoner, Packy, who's obsessed with escaping. Brooks tries to temper Packy and reminds him that escaped prisoners are shot if recaptured. Packy is insistent despite Brooks' warnings. On arrival at the POW camp Stalag 7A, Brooks and other fellow
POWs are sent to work at the local Munich zoo, to care for the animals. Brooks is assigned to care for Lucy the elephant. .
Hansel and Gretel is a 1987 USA family musical fantasy by Len Talan.
Starring David Warner and Hugh Pollard and Nicola Stapleton.
The BBFC noted that that the 2006 VHS release was a re-edited version.
Based on the fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm. Hansel and Gretel are abandoned
after the feminism strike in the village and where Hansel and Gretel are later trapped in the deceptively decorated house of the witch Griselda who wishes to fatten Hansel so that he may be baked into a delicious gingerbread treat.
UK: A re-edited version was passed U without BBFC cuts for:
2006 Sony DVD
The BBFC noted that this is a re-edited version but it is not clear the reason for this note.
UK: The original version was passed U without BBFC cuts for:
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters is a 2013 Germany/USA action fantasy horror by Tommy Wirkola. With Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Peter Stormare.
The Unrated/Extended Version improves on the R Rated Theatrical version with additional violence and witticism.
UK: The Extended Version was
passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence and gore for:
2013 Paramount [Theatrical + Extended, 3D + 2D] R0 Blu-ray at UK
Amazon released on 24th June 2013
2013 Paramount [Theatrical + Extended] R0 Blu-ray
at UK Amazon released on 24th June 2013
US: The Extended Version is MPAA Unrated for:
2013 Paramount [Theatrical + Unrated, 3D + 2D] RA Blu-ray/ R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon
2013 Paramount [Theatrical + Unrated] RA Blu-ray/ R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon
See article from movie-censorship.com : The Unrated Extended Cut adds
over 9 minutes of material. Much of the new stuff is so entertaining that it bares the question why it wasn't included in the short theatrical version. There's plenty of extra fun and violence in the added material.
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15
uncut for strong bloody violence and gore for:
2018 Paramount Home Entertainment R0 4k Blu-ray
2013 Paramount [Theatrical + Extended, 3D + 2D] R0 Blu-ray
at UK Amazon released on 24th June 2013
2013 Paramount [Theatrical + Extended] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
released on 24th June 2013
2013 Paramount [Theatrical only] R2 DVD Combo
at UK Amazon released on 24th June 2013
There was a scene where [Hansel and Gretel] burst into a house and there's a witch. She puts up her hands and they tell her to step aside. She steps aside and behind her is a tiny little baby hanging from a rope that's she's about to
eat. [Hansel and Gretel] end up saving it, but people were shocked. Again, I'm not stupid. I see that's too much. So it's about balancing those things.
The Happening is a 2008 USA / India Sci-Fi mystery thriller by m.
night shyamalan... Starring Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel and John Leguizamo
A science teacher, his wife, and a young girl struggle to survive a plague that causes those infected to commit suicide.
UK: Passed 15
The BBFC passed a pre-cut cinema version of the film 15 in 2008 with the following explanation:
THE HAPPENING is a thriller about a couple and a young girl trying to escape a
mysterious toxin causing people to commit suicide and murder. The work was passed '15' for frequent images of suicide and moderate bloody injury.
Besides references to terrorism, and a sustained menace from an unseen and uncontrollable threat,
the film also features a series of suicides by different methods, including a policeman shooting himself with sight of blood trickling from a bullet wound in his head, sight of another man lying in a pool of blood having shot himself off-screen, a jump
moment where several bodies are seen hanging from trees, a scene where a man slits his wrist at a small distance and another scene where two young teenage boys are shot. In each case sight of blood and injury is fairly brief. However the treatment of the
suicide theme and the frequency and nature of the injury detail went beyond the bounds of a '12A', but met the BBFC's '15' Guidelines which allow 'strong threat and menace', and state that 'no theme is prohibited, provided that treatment is appropriate
for 15 year olds', 'violence may be strong but not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury' and 'dangerous techniques (e.g. combat, hanging, suicide, and self-harming) should not dwell on imitable detail'.
The work also contains moderate
language including uses of 'bitch'.
the needle piercing the throat during the suicide at the beginning
a man having his arm bitten off by lions
a man dying under a lawnmower
Some of these shots do turn up in the Red Band trailer and I strongly suspect that these aren't the only shots that were cut, due to the erratic editing other viewers already mentioned.
You can probably imagine that I was a bit pissed off when
I realised that the English-language version of The Happening I was watching was missing the same shots that I knew had been edited out of the German version.
This suggests that this may indeed not be a matter of national censorship but that
20th Century Fox might well have created a Euro-cut and is hoping to cash in on an Unrated Director's Cut DVD later on.
Happy Birthday to Me is a 1981 Canada horror mystery thriller by J Lee
Thompson. Starring Melissa Sue Anderson, Glenn Ford and Lawrence Dane.
Uncut in the UK on cinema and VHS. The video was seized by police during the video nasties panic. Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating and this cut version was released on 2004 UK DVD.
Virginia Wainwright is a spirited young woman who has returned to a private school having survived a deadly accident and regenerative brain surgery. She is proud that she belongs to the Top Ten - the school's inner circle with the
best students - and attempts to resume a normal life. But her friends are falling prey to a grueling series of murders, and soon there will be no one left to attend her 18th birthday party. Could it be her? Striving to rekindle the memory of her
nightmarish accident, Virginia suffers from memory loss and traumatic blackouts. We soon learn the horrible truth behind her accident and what is going on before her birthday party...
UK: The cut US R Rated version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
The promotional material mentions that this release features the original score so hopefully that means that it is uncut also.
These releases were culled from a longer print with
slightly gorier footage of the weight-lift and shish kebab death scenes, plus the original music score featured an atmospheric piano piece.
UK: Released on pre-cert VHS for:
1983 SilverSeries 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.
The Happy Hooker is a 1975 USA biography comedy by Nicholas Sgarro. With
Lynn Redgrave, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Lovelady Powell.
Cut for UK cinema release. Uncut on home video.
Summary Notes: About sex but no sex
Having emigrated to New York and immediately got the kiss-off from her mother-besotted fiance, a
Dutch lass takes a well-paid office job and starts liberally sampling the local male talent. After a while she decides to make her pleasure her business too, and as her reputation grows she graduates to a high-class bordello. Soon she realises she has
the right talents to make a real success of a place of her own.
A movie that is about sex from beginning to end but could've been rated G, or at least PG. No one is shown having sex, and it's discussed in such a clinical way it
DOES become the business of pleasure.
Hard Boiled is a 1992 Hong Kong action crime thriller by John Woo. Starring Yun-Fat Chow, Tony Chiu Wai Leung and Teresa Mo.
Cut by the BBFC for an 18 rated 1993 cinema release and further cut for 1994 VHS. Passed 18 uncut for DVD since 2001. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US. There is also a shortedn and cut Hong Kong
Theatrical Version and an extended Taiwan Version.
Summary Review: Breakout Film
A thriller about a reckless Hong Kong cop who is out for revenge against a gun-smuggling ring. Along the way, he
encounters an undercover cop already on the case who he eventually partners up with. Although the story is pretty ordinary, lacking the emotional drama of The Killer, the action is non-stop and represents Woo at the top of his game.
Once again, Woo delivers awesome shootouts and insane stunt work in a relentlessly entertaining action flick. In fact, you can break the film down into a series of set-pieces which include a eye popping shootout at a teahouse and a
blood soaked 40 minute finale inside a hospital. The standout moment of the film is a one-take action sequence that follows the two men through the hospital and is nothing short of amazing.
A Hard Day's Night is a 1964 UK musical comedy by Richard Lester. Starring John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison.
Cut by the BBFC for a U rated cinema release in 1964. The same version has
been released ever since albeit sometimes with the addition of a prologue
The Beatles--the world's most famous rock and roll band--travel from their home town of Liverpool to London to
perform in a television broadcast. Along the way they must rescue Paul's unconventional grandfather from various misadventures and drummer Ringo goes missing just before the crucial concert.
category cuts best available
UK: Passed U for mild language after
BBFC cuts for:
This is still cut today. According to the script (and obvious by a jump-cut in the film) it was at the end of the scene where Ringo storms off from the group after
being coerced by Wilfred Brambell into leaving.
US: MPAA Unrated for:
2014 Criterion Collection (RA) Blu-ray/(R1) DVD Combo at US Amazon
The song "You Can't Do That" was deleted from the original film. In the 30th anniversary special on the making of the film, the cut scene featuring the song is included as an extra.
There is also a prologue that is included with
Hard Ticket To Hawaii is a 1987 USA action thriller by Andy Sidaris. Starring Ronn Moss, Dona Speir and Hope Marie Carlton.
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1987 VHS. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Two drug enforcement agents are killed on a private Hawaiian island. Donna and Taryn, two operatives for The Agency, accidentally intercept a delivery of diamonds
intended for drug lord Seth Romero, who takes exception and tries to get them back. Soon other Agency operatives get involved, and a full-scale fight to the finish ensues, complicated here and there by an escaped snake made deadly by Toxic Waste!
Hard to Kill is a 1990 US action film by Bruce Malmuth. With Steven Seagal, Kelly LeBrock and William Sadler.
Cut by the BBFC for 1990 cinema and VHS release. Uncut since 1999 VHS
release. Uncut in the US
Mason Storm, a 'go it alone' cop, is gunned down at home. The intruders kill his wife, and think they've killed both Mason and his son too. Mason is secretly taken
to a hospital where he spends several years in a coma. His son meanwhile is growing up thinking his father is dead. When Mason wakes up, everyone is in danger - himself, his son, his best friend, his nurse - but most of all those who arranged for his
There are reports that the full screen box set video of Nico, Hard To Kill & Out For Justice was released with Hard to Kill accidentally uncut
The BBFC cuts were
In the fight at the pool table Mason Storm (Steven Seagal) stabs one of the villains in the neck with a poker cue and then kicks him in the head, but the kick is cut in the UK version.
When Seagal finds Senator Trent (William Sadler) in the
wardrobe, he shoves a shotgun in the senators mouth with bloody results and then leads the senator downstairs. However in the UK video, the sequence in the wardrobe is cut.
Germany: Cut German Version:
From Greg: I recently bought the German DVD with English language etc. This film is a complete travesty. All scenes featuring violence are
cut, even some dialog, making the film totally unwatchable, I recommend your readers avoid this at all costs.
From Christian, April 2008: There are two versions of that DVD, one rated 16, which I guess must be the one he
saw, and a completely uncut one, which is rated 18. As this version is on the "Index" (A list of media considered particularly harmful to minors), it would not be on open display in most shops, but it does exist and is freely available to
The Harder They Come is a 1972 Jamaica crime music drama by Perry
Henzell. Starring Jimmy Cliff and Janet Bartley and Carl Bradshaw.
Home video releases are shorter that the original release.
With dreams of becoming a
successful Reggae singer, a young Jamaican man finds corruption from his record producers and the drug pushers they're connected to. Rather than fail his dreams Ivan lets nothing stand in his way, not even the law.
UK: A shorter version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, drug misuse:
In the original, pre-Midnight Show, unrated version, when Jimmy Cliff is lashed for slicing his antagonist, there are shots of frontal nudity when he is strapped over the barrel, making his urination
explicit. The 25th Anniversary re-release cuts out the following scenes:
The dinner with the Minister.
Fixing the Bicycle.
Part of the movie theater scene where Ivan sees Jimmy Cagney stand off cops with empty guns.
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man is a 1991 USA action crime western by Simon Wincer. Starring Mickey Rourke, Don Johnson and Chelsea Field.
Cut by the BBFC for 1991 15 rated cinema release and 1992 VHS. Cuts waived for 2003 15 rated DVD. Uncut in the US.
The tough biker Harley and his no less tough cowboy
friend Marlboro learn that an old friend of theirs will lose his bar, because a bank wants to build a new complex there and demands 2.5 million dollars for a new contract in advance. Harley and Marlboro decide to help him by robbing the corrupt bank.
Unfortunately they rob the wrong safety transport and get hold of an amount of a new synthetic drug. Now they are targeted both by criminal bankers and killers of the drug mob.
Harper is a 1966 USA action crime mystery by Jack Smight. Starring Paul Newman, Lauren Bacall and Julie Harris.
BBFC cuts were required for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1966. Uncut and
12 rated for 1995 VHS. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
Lew Harper is a Los Angeles based private investigator whose marriage to Susan Harper, who he still loves, is ending in imminent divorce
since she can't stand being second fiddle to his work, which is always taking him away at the most inopportune of times. His latest client is tough talking and physically disabled Elaine Sampson, who wants him to find her wealthy husband, Ralph Sampson,
missing now for twenty-four hours, ever since he disappeared at Van Nuys Airport after having just arrived from Vegas. No one seems to like Ralph, Elaine included. She believes he is cavorting with some woman, which to her would be more a fact than a
problem. Harper got the case on the recommendation of the Sampsons' lawyer and Harper's personal friend, milquetoast Albert Graves, who is unrequitedly in love with Sampson's seductive daughter, Miranda Sampson. Miranda, who Harper later states throws
herself at anything "pretty in pants", also has a decidedly cold relationship with her stepmother, Elaine...
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 is a 2010 UK / USA family mystery fantasy by David Yates. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint.
Cut in the US to avoid an MPAA R rating.
Voldemort's power is growing stronger. He now has control over the Ministry of Magic and Hogwarts. Harry, Ron, and Hermione
decide to finish Dumbledore's work and find the rest of the Horcruxes to defeat the Dark Lord. But little hope remains for the Trio, and the rest of the Wizarding World, so everything they do must go as planned.
UK: Passed 12A uncut for moderate fantasy violence and threat for:
2011 Warner Home video
2010 cinema release
From IMDb. (With thanks to Cameron)
According to Nick Moran, the intensity of his role as Scabior (including his more violent scenes) was toned down, because according to David Heyman: It was like watching Saw
Filming the torture scene, where Bellatrix is torturing Hermione, at the Malfoy's Manor, at the climax, proved to be very intense for the actresses involved (most of the scene was cut, to avoid an R rating in the U.S., and a
15 rating in the UK).
Hermione's bloodstained hands were digitally cleaned up for the trailer, to ensure a wider (PG-13) distribution.
Thanks to Cameron who reports on unconfirmed statements about cuts required
for an MPAA PG-13 rating:
Comments from David Hayes in a HeyUGuys interview and Mike Newell at a Goblet of Fire Press Conference in Tokyo suggested that cuts for an MPAA PG-13 rating were:
34 seconds of footage removed from the Malfoy Manor torture scene;
several of Scabior's scenes excised and slight nudity detail edited out;
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 is a 2011 UK / USA mystery fantasy adventure by David Yates Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint
There are unconfirmed reports that the film was cut to obtain an MPAA PG-13 rating.
Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint), and Hermione (Emma
Watson) continue their quest of finding and destroying Voldemort's (Ralph Fiennes') three remaining Horcruxes, the magical items responsible for his immortality. But as the mystical Deathly Hallows are uncovered, and Voldemort finds out about their
mission, the biggest battle begins, and life as they know it will never be the same again.
UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate threat, injury detail and language:
2011 Warner Home Video Ltd video
2011 cinema release
US: MPAA rated PG-13 for some sequences of intense action violence and frightening images
Thanks to Cameron who reports on unconfirmed statements about cuts required for an MPAA PG-13 rating:
Comments from David Hayes
in a HeyUGuys interview and Mike Newell at a Goblet of Fire Press Conference in Tokyo suggested that cuts for an MPAA PG-13 rating were:
13 seconds of footage depicting excessive injury gore/blood removed;
one instance of profanity from an early test screening edited out
The Hash Man is a one-hour video work offering the viewer clear and detailed guidance on the cultivation of cannabis plants. Under the Misuse of Drugs Act
1971, the cultivation of cannabis plants is illegal in the UK (without a license or other authority from the Secretary of State for research purposes), as is the ownership, use and supply of cannabis. Indeed, although apparently produced in the US, it is
made clear during the video that the growing of cannabis is illegal in many parts of the word and advice and tips are offered on how to avoid detection. The intention of the work is clearly to assist people in breaking the law by giving detailed advice
on how to cultivate an illegal drug. The work both constitutes an incitement to commit a criminal offence and, in contravention of the BBFC's Guidelines, promotes and encourages the use of illegal drugs.
The BBFC's Guidelines clearly set out the
Board's serious concerns about the portrayal of illegal drugs, particularly when the work in question promotes or encourages their use. The Board's Guidelines clearly state that "No work taken as a whole may promote or encourage the use of illegal
drugs". Furthermore, under the terms of the Video Recordings Act 1984, the BBFC is required, when making a determination as to whether a video work is suitable for classification, to "have special regard (among the other relevant factors) to
any harm that may be caused to potential viewers or, through their behaviour to society, by the manner in which the work deals with [...] illegal drugs" [Video Recordings Act 1984 section 4A(1)].
The Board considered whether cutting the work
would be a viable alternative to refusing a classification certificate but found that, because the entire purpose of the video is to assist and encourage in breaking the law, this was not a viable option.
It is our conclusion therefore that this
video work is in conflict with the Board's published Guidelines and the requirements of the Video Recordings Act. In line with its specific duties under the Video Recordings Act, the Board is required to treat material of this kind very carefully indeed
and the Board therefore finds this to be unacceptable for a classification certificate to be issued to it.
Hatchet is a 2006 USA comedy horror by Adam Green. Starring Kane Hodder, Joel David Moore and Deon Richmond.
Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. The MPAA Unrated version is uncut and
is the version distributed internationally.
A motley crew of tourists embark on a boat ride of the haunted Louisiana bayous where they learn the terrifying tale of local legend "Victor
Crowley"; a horribly disfigured man who was tragically and accidentally killed with a hatchet by the hands of his own father. But when the boat sinks and the ghost story turns out to be real, the group tries desperately to escape the swamp with their
lives...and all of their pieces.
UK: The Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence and gore for:
Hatchet II is a 2010 USA comedy horror thriller by Adam Green. Starring Danielle Harris, Kane Hodder and Tony Todd.
Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. The MPAA Unrated version is uncut and
is the version distributed internationally.
Marybeth escapes the clutches of the deformed, swamp-dwelling iconic killer Victor Crowley. After learning the truth about
her family's connection to the hatchet-wielding madman, Marybeth returns to the Louisiana swamps along with an army of hunters to recover the bodies of her family and exact the bloodiest revenge against the bayou butcher.
UK: The Unrated Version/Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for strong
bloody violence and gore for:
Hate Crime is a 2013 USA action horror thriller by James Cullen Bressack. Starring Jody
Barton, Nicholas Clark and Greg Depetro.
Banned by the BBFC for 2015 VoD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
A Jewish family, that just arrived in a new neighborhood, are recording their youngest son's birthday
celebrations on video when their home is suddenly invaded by a bunch of crystal-meth-crazed Neo-Nazi lunatics.
HATE CRIME focuses on the terrorisation, mutilation, physical and sexual abuse and murder of the members of a Jewish family by the Neo Nazi thugs who invade their home. The physical and sexual abuse
and violence are accompanied by constant strong verbal racist abuse. Little context is provided for the violence beyond an on-screen statement at the end of the film that the two attackers who escaped were subsequently apprehended and that the one
surviving family member was released from captivity. It is the Board's carefully considered conclusion that the unremitting manner in which HATE CRIME focuses on physical and sexual abuse, aggravated by racist invective, means that to issue a
classification to this work, even if confined to adults, would be inconsistent with the Board's Guidelines, would risk potential harm, and would be unacceptable to broad public opinion. The Board considered whether its concerns could be dealt with
through cuts. However, given that the fact that unacceptable content runs throughout the work, cuts are not a viable option in this case and the work is therefore refused a classification.
I am honoured to know that my mind is officially too twisted for the UK. So it goes...I find it unbelievable that a film that shows little to no on screen violence and no nudity was actually
banned. it just shows the power of what is implied and peoples imagination; and is a testament to the fact that the same crimes that happen in the world are truly horrifying.
As a Jewish man, and a victim of anti -Semitic hate, I made a horror film that depicts the very thing that haunts my dreams. As an artist I wanted to tell a story to remind us that we live in a
dangerous world; a world where racial violence is on the rise. It saddens me to learn that censorship is still alive and well.
Clocking in at just over an hour, its not an exceptionally long feature film and with it being a low
budget production, not all the acting is up to the standards of the Royal Shakespeare Company (so to speak). Also, some of the more brutal scenes are perhaps more implied than shown (the wife and daughter get to keep their underwear on for the most part
whilst being sexually assaulted). But then, many might argue that's a good thing and in any case, does not detract from the extremely uncomfortable nature of it all.
The film as described in 'outrageous' language by the BBFC doesn't
quite tally with even mainstream film reviews. Well known US film critic Roger Ebert was quoted in an article from
en.wikipedia.org saying that he gave the film 2.5 stars, saying of the film:
Actually more of a thriller than a social commentary. the film holds our
attention and contains surprises right until the end and raises complex moral issues that makes the movie more thought-provoking than we could possibly have expected.
So it would seem that the ban is more about the racist
invective, than the portrayal of the violence. And of course there's also the ever important political correctness aspect, that the the film would be unacceptable to broad public opinion .
Perhaps it is also relevant to note here that the
BBFC has been lobbied by a political group on the subject of the censorship of racism. From an article from
Danny Stone the director of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism told the Jewish Chronicle:
We welcome this decision [to ban Hate Crime]. We have worked closely with the BBFC over a number of years and are confident they not only have the right systems in place for certification, but a robust position on
anti-Semitism and racism .
Could it be that the job of film censor is becoming a little 'political'. The BBFC now has to determine if it is acceptable to depict crimes that are PC sensitive, regardless of the
director wanting to highlight the abhorrence of the racist crime portrayed.
The Hateful Eight is a 2015 USA western by Quentin Tarantino. Starring
Channing Tatum, Zoë Bell and Samuel L Jackson.
Exists as a Multiplex Version and a longer 70mm Roadshow Version. The film was also made into a 4 part miniseries on Netflix.
Director Quentin Tarantino has confirmed in
Variety that two versions exist:
The roadshow version has an
overture and an intermission, and it will be three hours, two minutes. The multiplex version is about six minutes shorter, not counting the intermission time, which is about 12 minutes.
But I actually changed the cutting
slightly for a couple of the multiplex scenes because it's not that. [...] The sequences in question play in "big, long, cool, unblinking takes" in the 70mm version [...] It was awesome in the bigness of 70, but sitting on your couch, maybe
it's not so awesome. So I cut it up a little bit. It's a little less precious about itself.
In post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunters try to find shelter during a blizzard but get
involved in a plot of betrayal and deception. Will they survive?
UK: The 70mm Version was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence for:
2015 cinema release
The Roadshow version contains about 6 minutes more material and the rest is an overture and an intermission.
As the Roadshow Version is targeted at a higher definition media than any on home video, then it seems logical that home video release will
generally feature just the Multiplex Version
The Roadshow version looked like it would be released on French Blu-ray as the 'version Longue' but this didn't actually happen. A Netflix release seems the only home video release so far.
UK: The Multiplex Version was passed 18 uncut for
strong bloody violence for:
The multiplex version of the movie which will be presented in digital exhibition, the way in which 99,9% of movies are distributed today, it's missing the overture and it's missing the intermission and it's about 6 minutes shorter. A few scenes have been
reconstructed slightly and there are several scenes that have been excised out of the film for the multiplex version.
There are several scenes that are lifted out of the movie and there's a couple of scenes that are re-edited. And
the reason why that they are re-edited is that - that is also the version that will go on television etc. - we felt that a slightly more discerning viewer might be going to the 70mm. So there is a sequence with Jennifer - which I don't want to give away
- where we hold this one shot for maybe 2 minutes and in the multiplex version that same scene takes place but it's just shortened to 45 seconds or something. So there's a minute. So there's a couple of things like that where Quentin cut it down a little
bit for the general audience release who might not have the same patience with sitting in this one long shot. And there are a few scenes for pacing that he adjusted for the mass. But he created that other version, the multiplex version, with great care
and just as much care as the roadshow version.
The movie is split up in 4 episodes as mini-series, with a full length of about 210
minutes, while the actual additional material sums up to roughly 20 minutes. There are a few extended scenes from the Roadshow Version but also some new material.
Hating Breitbart is a 2012 USA documentary by Andrew Marcus. Starring Andrew Breitbart, Orson Bean and Dick Armey.
The film was originally awarded an R rating for several uses of the word 'fuck'. The film was eventually cut to remove most of these and so the film was released as PG-13 rated for theatrical release. Uncut and R rated for DVD.
Having followed Andrew Breitbart since the birth of the Tea Party movement in 2009, the filmmakers got behind the scenes access to Andrew Breitbart and the many media controversies in
which he was a key player. From the ACORN take-down to Congressman Anthony Weiner's crotch shot Twitter scandal, Hating Breitbart tells the amazing story of how one man conquered and helped to shape the world of new media as we know it today.
Haunted is a 2013 UK horror by Steven M Smith, Zane Casablanca... Starring Jon-Paul Gates, Vivien Creegor and Freddie Fuller.
Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Version.
If you Like "GHOST" reality shows, you should get a kick out of this one... REALM OF HORRORDare you venture into the most haunted place in the world. A TV crew will film a paranormal investigation and obtain
evidence that proves we are not alone. Something Evil awaits them! They will all discover the truth, that we are not alone.
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language, threat for:
The Haunted Hotel is a 2021 UK comedy drama horror romance by Jean Campbell
Hogg, (segment Watching), Joshua Carver, (segment Forty Years), Adam Collier, (segment Room 27) Starring Hugh Fraser, Reece Ritchie and Rob Jarvis
advised category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2021.
Eight tales of ghostly encounters through the decades, manifesting amid the ruins of a once grand
advised category cuts
UK: Passed 12A uncut with a BBFC trigger warning for moderate horror, violence, bloody images, sexual threat, suicide references:
2021 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
The distributor requested cuts to achieve their preferred category. Images of strong injury detail were removed in order to achieve a 12A. An uncut 18 classification was available.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong injury detail:
2021 cinema release, not released in favour of a cut 12A version
The Haunted Palace is a 1963 USA horror by Roger Corman. With Vincent Price, Debra Paget and Lon Chaney Jr.
Cut by the BBFC for 1963 cinema release. Uncut and 15 rated on home video
Summary Review: Truly Brilliant
Loosely based on HP Lovecraft's short story The Case of Charles Dexter Ward , the film opens with a warlock placing a curse on a group of villagers about to burn
him at the stake. Generations later, the warlock's descendant returns to the village to pick up where his ancestor left off.
It is a truly brilliant Gothic Horror film and one of the greatest installments of Corman's superb Poe
cycle with the great Vincent Price.
The Haunting in Connecticut is a 2009 USA / Canada horror thriller by Peter Cornwell. Starring Virginia Madsen, Martin Donovan and Elias Koteas. Summary Notes
one family's encounter with the dark forces of the supernatural. When the Campbell family moves to upstate Connecticut, they soon learn that their charming Victorian home has a disturbing history: not only was the house a transformed funeral parlor where
inconceivable acts occurred, but the owner's clairvoyant son Jonah served as a demonic messenger, providing a gateway for spiritual entities to crossover. Now terror awaits when Jonah, the boy who communicated with the dead, returns to unleash horror on
the innocent and unsuspecting family.
US: The US PG-13 Theatrical Version has suffered about 10 minutes of edits. Sites of copious blood have been removed or obscured via alternative shots, presenting ghostly apparitions in
monochrome and blurring bloody details. See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com
The Haunting of Hill House is a 2018 USA horror TV series Starring Henry Thomas, Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Kate Siegel.
The DVD release contains 3 episodes noted as extended Director's Cuts.
The Haunting of Hill House is the critically-acclaimed, modern reimagining
of Shirley Jackson's legendary novel about five siblings who grew up in the most famous haunted house in America. Now adults, they're reunited by the suicide of their youngest sister, which forces them to finally confront the ghosts of their pasts...
some of which lurk in their minds... and some of which may really be lurking in the shadows of the iconic Hill House. For the first time, experience even more thrills with three extended Director's Cut episodes featuring never-before-seen footage and go
deeper inside Hill House with four exclusive commentaries from Creator and Director Mike Flanagan (Doctor Sleep).
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated with 3 extended/Director's Cut episodes for:
The Haunting of Morella is a 1990 USA horror romance
by Jim Wynorski. Starring Nicole Eggert, David McCallum and Christopher Halsted.
Released in the US in cut and uncut versions both claiming to be MPAA R rated.
A witch is put to death in Colonial America, leaving her husband and
infant daughter behind. Seventeen years later, the daughter has grown up and stands to inherit money set up by her mother's family. Now that the stage is set, the mother wants to return to life by taking over her daughter's body.