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 v          He Rides Tall - 1964 USA western by RG Springsteen.


 X   He Rides Tall

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He Rides Tall is a 1964 USA western by RG Springsteen.
Starring Tony Young, Dan Duryea and Jo Morrow. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1964 cinema release. Uncut and PG rated for 2017 VoD.
Summary Notes

It's the last day on the job for Marshal Morg Rocklin who plans to get married. The new Marshal is due in town the next day. Unfortunately, a bunch of troublemakers are in town. Among them is rancher Joshua McCloud's no-good son who's bringing in a herd of cattle for sale. Immature, spoiled and quick tempered, the McCloud boy gets into an argument with his cowhands in the saloon and shoots one dead. The Marshal tries to arrest McCloud's son who draws on the lawman and gets killed. Postponing his wedding, the Marshal rides out to break the sad news to old rancher McCloud who has recently taken a young gold-digger wife. The old man drinks too much lately. The Marshal fears the worst for his meeting with the old rancher who doesn't yet know that his son was killed. To make matters worse, Bart Thorne, the McClouds' head ranch boss hates the Marshal and wants him dead.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 87:11s
pal: 83:42s
PGUK: Passed PG uncut for mild violence, threat for:
  • 2017 NBCUniversal Television Distribution VoD
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
cut:
run:
pal:
sub: 83:37s
X pre 1970UK: Passed X (18) after compulsory cuts for:
  • 1964 cinema release
 v          Headspace


 X   Headspace

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Headspace

There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA
R Rated
~84:00s
=~80:00s
2005 US horror by Andrew van den Houten.
With Olivia Hussey, William Atherton and Sean Young. IMDb

US: The Director's Cut is MPAA R Rated for:

From a press release about the release: More Satisfying

Headspace, originally released theatrically in February, 2006, has been updated by director Andrew van den Houten and will actually run five minutes shorter than the original theatrical version.

I'm thrilled that I'm finally able to make my intended vision of Headspace available to the public, said van den Houten. This director's cut serves the story better while emphasizing the amazing abilities of everyone involved. When I revisited my first feature, I realized that there was a better, more taut way to present this thriller for a more satisfying experience for the viewer.

uncut
alternative
MPAA
R Rated
~89:00s
=~85:00s
US: There is also a US Theatrical Version
uncut
alternative
15 cert91:22s UK: A longer European Version was passed 15 uncut for:
 v          Hear my Song


 X   Hear my Song

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Hear my Song

There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

BBFC uncut15 cert99:16s 1991 UK/Ireland comedy by Peter Chelsum

The Restored Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for the 2009 Channel 4 DVD.

From UK Amazon :

The producers cut out the very first scene, where Mickey's mother dies of cancer in hospital and the stress causes a Mickey to have a nosebleed...then, true to his nature, he casually asks the nurse, Does that mean we're goin' on holiday? This scene, and the short injection just after it (In which Mickey (as a boy) says, Most all of us had a difficult childhood...but I think I got away with it. ) not only sets the tone, but establishes Mickey's character, how he reacts to stressful situations, and serves as foreshadowing for a similarly stressful moment much later in the film. Bad choice on the production/editor's part.

uncut
uncut
15 cert109:13s A long version was passed 15 without cuts for the 1992 CIC video
BBFC uncut15 cert99:53s A short version was passed 15 without cuts for the 1991 cinema release and 1992 CIC video
 v          Heart of the Dragon - 1985 Hong Kong / Japan action crime comedy by Sammo Kam-Bo Hung and Fruit Chan.


 X   Heart of the Dragon

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  • The First Mission
  • First Mission
  • The
  • Heart of Dragon
  • Long de xin
Heart of the Dragon is a 1985 Hong Kong / Japan action crime comedy by Sammo Kam-Bo Hung and Fruit Chan.
Starring Jackie Chan, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung and Emily Chu. IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release. According to the director Sammo Hung the original version was the Hong Kong Version and that the the scenes added for the Japanese were in fact deleted scenes.
Summary Notes

Story of a cop who forsakes his dreams of sailing around the world so that he can care for his mentally retarded brother. Innocently caught up in a gangland fight, the brother is kidnapped to force the cop to turn over a police informant.

Hong Kong Version

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 90:38s
pal: 87:00s
18 1980UK: The Hong Kong Version was passed 18 uncut for strong violence:
  • 2020 88 Films [Hong Kong + Japanese Versions] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2011 Cine-Asia/Hong Kong Legends R2 DVD titled Heart of the Dragon at UK Amazon
  • 2004 Medusa Comms. & Marketing video
  • 1999 MIA Video Entertainment VHS titled The First Mission
  • 1998 MIA Video Entertainment [Subtitled, Widescreen] VHS titled Heart of Dragon
  • 1987 Video Programme Dists VHS titled The First Mission

Japanese Version

uncut
uncut
run: 98:37s
pal: 94:40s
Japan flag
Japan
UK: BBFC details not yet published for the Japanese Version:
  • 2020 88 Films [Hong Kong + Japanese Versions] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon

From IMDb:

The Japanese version has three extra fight scenes, alternate soundtrack featuring Jackie Chan and an out take reel during the end credits. According to the director Sammo Hung the original version was the Hong Kong Version and that the the scenes added for the Japanese were in fact deleted scenes. The Japanese distributors apparently asked for a version with more action.

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

 v          Heartbeat: Changing Rooms


 X   Heartbeat: Changing Rooms

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Heartbeat: Changing Rooms

There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

6s PG cert76:23s 1998 release

A scene showing a technique for breaking into a car has been removed.

 v          Hearts and Armour


 X   Hearts and Armour

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  • I Paladini - storia d'armi e d'amori
  • Cuori in armatura
Hearts and Armour
There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

21s 181983 Italy/US adventure by Giacomo Battiato

The BBFC cut the 1986 Warner Home Video to remove cruel horse falls.

36s 15 cert 99:35s The BBFC cut the 15 rated cinema release by 36s
 v          Heat - 1986 USA action crime thriller by Dick Richards (as RM Richards) and Jerry Jameson (uncredited).


 X   Heat (1986)

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  • Banco
Heat is a 1986 USA action crime thriller by Dick Richards (as RM Richards) and Jerry Jameson (uncredited).
Starring Burt Reynolds, Karen Young and Peter MacNicol. IMDb
The US Version adds an extra scene to provide a happy ending/ International releases do not have this coda.
Summary Notes

Reynolds plays an ex-soldier-of-fortunish character in Vegas, taking "Chaperone" jobs, fighting with the mob, and trying to get enough money together to move to Venice, Italy.

Versions

BBFC uncut
International Version
18 96:36s

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 1988 Warner Home VHS
  • 1986 cinema release
uncut
US Version
MPAA R ~101:s
=~96:00s
US: The US Version is MPAA R rated and has an extra scene to provide a happy ending.

From IMDb: [ Spoilers! hover or click text ]

All international releases of HEAT omit the final scene, in which Peter McNicol's character survives his shotgun blast. This happier ending can be found in the US DVD release only
 v          Heat - 1995 USA action crime thriller by Michael Mann.


 X   Heat (1995)

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  • Fuego contra fuego
Heat is a 1995 USA action crime thriller by Michael Mann.
Starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Val Kilmer. IMDb
Uncut and 15 rated by the BBFC for all releases. Blu-ray releases include a couple of minor alterations by the director. The film is uncut and R rated in the US.
Summary Notes

Hunters and their prey--Neil and his professional criminal crew hunt to score big money targets (banks, vaults, armored cars) and are, in turn, hunted by Lt. Vincent Hanna and his team of cops in the Robbery/Homicide police division. A botched job puts Hanna onto their trail while they regroup and try to put together one last big 'retirement' score.

Versions

BBFC uncut
Definitive Version
No Cert

MPAA
Unrated

163:38s

UK: The Director's Definitive Version is uncut for: US: The Director's Definitive Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

See article from dvdcompare.net

The movie offered on the Blu-rays is an altered versions of the theatrical cut, with alterations performed by director Michael Mann:

  • At 61:09, in the theatrical version, the shot keeps showing Justine, while the altered version cuts to Vincent who looks pretty bored while his wife is having a monologue. Here, the first part of her line You sift through the detritus... has been left out.
  • At 75:28, in the altered version, the small line Ferocious, aren't I? has been removed from the soundtrack

There is no sign of a BBFC database update to reflect these alterations

BBFC uncut
Theatrical Version
15

MPAA R

163:25s
UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
  • 1996 Warner VHS
  • 1996 cinema release
 v          Heaven and Earth


 X   Heaven and Earth

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Heaven and Earth

There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

50s 15 cert134:43s 1993 US film by Oliver Stone

Same cut versions for cinema and video

  1. Le Ly's (Hiep Thi Le) torture scene loses 3s of head jerking from electric shock and the interrogator's knife threat; "Think about what this can do to your body". Also cut is the dialogue; "How will your baby like you with no nipples or maybe I could cut some skin off your ass and make some sandals".
  2. Still suffering Le Ly's feet are coated with honey so as to attract ants. A 9s shot of her bleeding feet has been deleted.
  3. Not letting up, Le Ly has snakes let loose amongst her clothing, 11s of Le Ly begging for mercy has been cut.
  4. Le Ly next gets raped but this has been reduced to virtually nothing by the removal of 19s of nudity and views of the attacker.
 v          Heavenly Creatures


 X   Heavenly Creatures

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  • Maiden's Prayer
Heavenly Creatures
There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

uncut
alternative
18

MPAA
R Rated

104:19s 1994 UK/Germany/New Zealand crime drama by Peter Jackson.
With Melanie Lynskey and Kate Winslet. IMDb

UK: The New Zealand Version was passed 18 uncut for:

  • 2005 Buena Vista DVD

Netherlands: The New Zealand Version is uncut for:

US: The New Zealand Version is uncut and MPAA R Rated for;

Reviewers seem to appreciate the longer New Zealand version but the director himself is said to prefer the shorter International Version.

uncut
alternative
18

MPAA
R Rated

97:41s UK: The International Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for
  • 2011 Peccadillo Re-mastered R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2011 Peccadillo Re-mastered R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2003 Buena Vista VHS
  • 1999 Cinema Club DVD
  • 1995 Buena Vista VHS
  • 1995 cinema release

US: The International Version is uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

The International Version was shortened for timing reasons rather than anything contentious. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

 v          Heaven's Gate - 1980 US Western by Michael Cimino.


 X   Heaven's Gate

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  • Michael Cimino's Heaven's Gate
Heaven's Gate is a 1980 US Western by Michael Cimino.
With Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken and John Hurt. YouTube icon IMDb
Exists in a shortened Theatrical Version and a Director's Cut. Both versions were cut by the BBFC for animal cruelty.

Versions

uncut
Director's Cut
MPAA
Unrated
217:04s
=208:23s

l

US: The Director's Cut/Original Cut/Extended Edition is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
59s
15 cert 216:16s
=207:37s

UK: The Director's Cut/Original Cut/Extended Edition was passed 15 for strong violence, sexual violence, sexualised nudity and language after 59s of BBFC cuts for:

See case study from bbfc.co.uk

The submission of an uncut version of the film also gave the BBFC the chance to take a fresh look at the scenes of animal cruelty. The BBFC concluded that the majority of the original cuts were still required under the BBFC policy on animal cruelty, including the cock fight and a number of obviously cruel forwards horse trips. However, the BBFC also decided that a couple of trips, in which horses were pulled backwards or sideways, were not clearly unacceptable and could well have been achieved without any cruelty. Accordingly, those two brief cuts were waived.

BBFC cut
1:14s
18207:14s UK: The Original Cut/Extended Edition was passed 18 after 1:14s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1986 Warner VHS

The BBFC cuts were for animal cruelty were the same as for the cinema release:

  • A cockfighting scene was cut
  • Several cruel horse falls were removed
BBFC cut
1:14s

cut
shortened

X cert148:11s
=142:15s
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1981 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were for animal cruelty:

  • A cockfighting scene was cut
  • Several cruel horse falls were removed

The Theatrical Version was shortened after a disastrous reception at the US premiere.

 v          Hebbuli - 2017 action drama by S Krishna and Rudresh M Gowda.


 X   Hebbuli

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Hebbuli is a 2017 action drama by S Krishna and Rudresh M Gowda.
Starring Crazy Star V Ravichandran, Abhinaya Chakravarthy Kechchedeya Kichcha Sudeepa and Amala Paul.

BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release.

Versions

BBFC cut
category cuts
1:16s
12A 140:04s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, threat after 1:16s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2017 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Distributor chose to remove sequences of strong violence and bloody detail in order to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available.
 v          Hell Baby - 2013 USA comedy horror by Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon.


 X   Hell Baby

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Hell Baby is a 2013 USA comedy horror by Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon.
With Rob Corddry, Leslie Bibb and Alex Berg. YouTube icon IMDb

Available in an R rated and an Unrated version

Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
MPAA
R rated
US: There is also an R rated version, probably for the likes of censorial shops like Blockbuster
 v          Hell Driver


 X   Hell Driver

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  • Nihon bundan: Heru doraibâ
  • Yoshihiro Nishimura's Helldriver
  • Hell Driver
Hell Driver
There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

uncut
uncut
No Cert

MPAA
Unrated

116:56s Helldriver is a 2010 Japan SciFi horror by Yoshihiro Nishimura.
With Yumiko Hara, Eihi Shiina and Kazuki Namioka. IMDb

UK: The Director's Cut/Original Version was released without an entry in the BBFC database for:

  • 2011 Bounty [Director's Cut + International] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2011 Bounty [Director's Cut + International] R1 DVD at UK Amazon

US: The Director's Cut/Original Version is MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC uncut18 105:47s UK: The International Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2011 Bounty [Director's Cut + International] RB Blu-ray
  • 2011 Bounty [Director's Cut + International] R1 DVD

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com . The film was shortened and made pacier for the international market.

 v          Hell in the Pacific - 1968 USA war adventure by John Boorman.


 X   Hell in the Pacific

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  • Infierno en el Pacífico
Hell in the Pacific is a 1968 USA war adventure by John Boorman.
Starring Lee Marvin and Toshirô Mifune. IMDb
Exists as a Theatrical Version and an alternative version as intended by director John Boorman
Summary Notes

During World War II, a shot-down American pilot and a marooned Japanese navy captain find themselves stranded on the same small uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean. Following war logic, each time the crafty Japanese devises something useful, he guards it to deny its use to the Yank, who then steals it, its proceeds or the idea and/or ruins it. Yet each gets his chance to kill and/or capture the other, but neither pushes this to the end. After a while of this pointless pestering, they end up joining forces to build and man a raft...

Versions

BBFC uncut
Alternative
Ending
MPAA G
MPAA
~103:00
-~98:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA G rated for:
  • 2017 Kino Lorber [Theatrical + Alternative versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon

The Theatrical Version was not as intended by director John Boorman, except for France where it was insisted that the version screened should be director approved. John Boorman's ending was made available as a DVD extra but was not generally used for the main feature. The US Blu-ray enables the film to be seen in both versions.

[ Spoilers! hover or click text below] The different endings are:

John Boorman's intended ending was for the proponents to get drunk, argue and go their own separate ways. The original distributors, perhaps with propaganda about reconciliation in mind, curtailed this return to hostility with rather abrupt death and destruction via a bomb attack.
uncut
Theatrical Version
PG

U pre 1970

97:00s
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed U uncut for:
  • 1996 Total Home Ent VHS
  • 1992 Braveworld VHS
  • 1989 Video Collection International VHS
  • 1969 cinema release
 v          Hell Island - 1988 USA horror by Dimitri Logothetis.


 X   Hell Island

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Hell Island is a 1988 USA horror by Dimitri Logothetis.

There are no censorship issues for this film
 v          Hell Night - 1981 USA horror thriller by Tom DeSimone (as Tom De Simone).


 X   Hell Night

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Hell Night is a 1981 USA horror thriller by Tom DeSimone (as Tom De Simone).
Starring Linda Blair, Vincent Van Patten and Peter Barton. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Uncut in the UK for X rated cinema release in 1981 and on pre-cert video. Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS but later passed 18 uncut for DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Summary Review: Suspense instead of nudity & gore

Before being able to join Alpha Sigma Rho fraternity and its sister sorority, four pledges must spend the night in Garth Manor, twelve years to the day after the previous resident murdered his entire family. Some, however, say that one member of the Garth family survived, and still resides somewhere in the now-deserted mansion.

Spooky teen slasher builds up a good amount of atmosphere and delivers suspense instead of the usual nudity and gore. It also takes the time to build up characterizations for some of its characters. Linda Blair (a highly underrated actress) turns in a very appealing, strong & sexy performance and is supported by a better then usual cast, including Peter Barton. The finale is especially exciting.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 101:41s
pal: 97:37s

18

pre-cert VHS

X

MPAA R

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence and horror for: UK: Passed 18 uncut with previous BBFC video cuts waived for:
  • 2002 Odyssey video
UK: Passed X (18) uncut for:
  • 1981 cinema release

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2017 Shout! Factory Collector's Edition RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
BBFC cut
cut
cut: 1s
run: 101:41s
pal: 97:37s
18UK: Passed 18 after 1s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1992 Missing in Action VHS
  • 1986 Apex Distribution [adb MIA] VHS

From IMDb:

  • Video versions suffered a brief one second edit to shorten a scene of a body being punctured by spikes from a fence.
 v          Hell of the Living Dead - 1980 Italy/Spain horror by Bruno Mattei


 X   Hell of the Living Dead

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Hell of the Living Dead is a 1980 Italy/Spain horror by Bruno Mattei

There are no censorship issues for this film
 v          Hell Town


 X   Hell Town

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  • Born to the West
Hell Town
There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

9s U cert55:26s 1937 US western by Charles Barton

The BBFC cut the 2003 Delta DVD: Cuts required to animal cruelty -illegal horse falls. q

No mention of cuts to subsequent DVDs

U cert55:24s No cuts noted to the 1993 Sheptonhurst and 1996 Screen Multimedia videos.
cut old cert UThe BBFC cut the 1951 cinema release
 v          Hellboy - 2004 USA action Sci-Fi horror by Guillermo del Toro.


 X   Hellboy (2004)

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  • Super Sapiens
  • Ellespuika
Hellboy is a 2004 USA action Sci-Fi horror by Guillermo del Toro.
Starring Ron Perlman, Doug Jones and Selma Blair. IMDb
Exists as a Theatrical Version and a Director's Cut
Summary Notes

In the final days of World War II, the Nazis attempt to use black magic to aid their dying cause. The Allies raid the camp where the ceremony is taking place, but not before a demon - Hellboy - has already been conjured. Joining the Allied forces, Hellboy eventually grows to adulthood, serving the cause of good rather than evil.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
12

MPAA
Unrated

126:59s

UK: The Director's Cut was passed 12 uncut for moderate fantasy violence and horror for: US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

The additional material in the Director's Cut is uncontentious

BBFC uncut
uncut
12

12A

MPAA PG-13

116:54s

UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 12/12A uncut for moderate fantasy violence and horror for:
  • 2004 Columbia/Tri-Star Home video
  • 2004 cinema release
cut
re-titled
Malaysia flag
Malaysia
116:54s

Malaysia: The word 'Hell' was cut from the title by the local censors of the LBF. The censorship board had stated that it did not want youngsters to hero-worship someone with a devil-sounding name. The film was consequently re-titled to Super Sapiens.
 v          Hellboy - 2019 USA action Sci-Fi fantasy by Neil Marshall.


 X   Hellboy (2019)

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Hellboy is a 2019 USA action Sci-Fi fantasy by Neil Marshall.
Starring Daniel Dae Kim, Milla Jovovich and David Harbour. IMDb

Never cut. BBFC 15 rated in the UK, 16 rated in Ireland, and MPAA R rated in the US. The film is 18 rated in Australia and the distributors failed in attempt to get the rating reduced to 15.
Appeal in Australia

The film censors of the Australian Classification Board rated the film as R18+ (18 in UK terms) for High impact violence, blood and gore.

The Australian distributors felt that a lower rating was a possibility, and appealed to the Classification Review Board for an MA15+ (15A in UK terms).

However the Classification Review Board disagreed with the appeal and maintained the original rating of R18+ for High impact violence, blood and gore. The Review Board wrote:

A five-member panel of the Classification Review Board has unanimously determined that the film, Hellboy, is classified R 18+ (Restricted) with the consumer advice High impact violence, blood and gore.

In the Classification Review Board's opinion Hellboy warrants an R 18+ classification because the violence has a high impact. The overall impact of the classifiable elements in the film was high. It is the view of the Classification Review Board that the fantasy context does not mitigate the cumulative impact of the violence on a more vulnerable audience.

 v          Hellmaster - 1992 USA horror thriller by Douglas Schulze.


 X   Hellmaster

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  • Them
  • Carnage on Campus
Hellmaster is a 1992 USA horror thriller by Douglas Schulze.
Starring John Saxon, David Emge and Amy Raasch. IMDb
Originally created for theatrical release as Them but was later re-cut for straight to home video release as Hellmaster.

Summary Notes

A psychotic college professor uses unwitting students as laboratory rats, injecting them with a drug that mutates them into gory killers.

Original Theatrical Version: Them

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 96m
pal: 92m
MPAA UnratedUS: The Original Theatrical Version Uncut and MPAA Unated for:
  • 2019 Vinegar Syndrome [Them + Hellmaster Versions] R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo titled Them at US Amazon

From Vinegar Syndrome:

HELLMASTER was originally titled THEM, but was subsequently re-edited with new footage also added and released straight to video and cable several years after its initial completion.

Director's Re-cut: Hellmaster

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 98:05s
pal: 94:10s
18

MPAA Unrated

UK: The Director's Re-cut was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence:
  • 2005 ILC Prime video titled Hellmaster
US: The Director's Re-cut is uncut and MPAA Unated for: titled Hellmaster
  • 2019 Vinegar Syndrome [Them + Hellmaster Versions] R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo titled Hellmaster at US Amazon
 v          Hello, My Name is Doris - 2015 USA drama by Michael Showalter.


 X   Hello, My Name is Doris

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Hello, My Name is Doris is a 2015 USA drama by Michael Showalter.
Starring Sally Field, Max Greenfield and Beth Behrs. Youtube link IMDb

Exists as a Domestic Version and an International Version both with the same running time
Summary Notes

A self-help seminar inspires a sixty-something woman to romantically pursue her younger co-worker.

Versions

BBFC uncut
International Version
15 86:26s

UK: The International Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language for:
  • 2017 Sony DADC video
BBFC uncut
Domestic Version
15 86:26s

UK: A commentary for the Domestic Version Passed 15 uncut for:
  • 2016 Sony DADC video
 v          Hellraiser II - 1987 UK horror by Clive Barker


 X   Hellraiser II

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Hellraiser II is a 1987 UK horror by Clive Barker

There are no censorship issues for this film
 v          Hellraiser: Hellseeker - 2002 USA horror mystery thriller by Rick Bota


 X   Hellraiser: Hellseeker

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Hellraiser: Hellseeker is a 2002 USA horror mystery thriller by Rick Bota
Starring Dean Winters, Ashley Laurence and Doug Bradley BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release
 v          Hellraiser: Judgment - 2018 USA horror by Gary J Tunnicliffe.


 X   Hellraiser: Judgment

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Hellraiser: Judgment is a 2018 USA horror by Gary J Tunnicliffe.
Starring Randy Wayne, Heather Langenkamp and Rheagan Wallace. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Never cut by the BBFC or MPAA

 v          Hell'z Windstaff - 1979 Hong Kong action film by Chun-Ku Lu (as Chun-Ku Lo).


 X   Hell'z Windstaff

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  • The Dragon and the Tiger Kids
  • Long hu men
Hell'z Windstaff is a 1979 Hong Kong action film by Chun-Ku Lu (as Chun-Ku Lo).
Starring Jang-Lee Hwang, Yuen Man Meng and Hoi Mang. IMDb

The UK BBFC 18 rated VHS in 1998 was pre-cut for violence and animal cruelty.

Summary Notes

Two young kung fu experts are terrorized by an evil warlord whose weapon is known as the Hell's Wind Staff. With the aid of an old rival of the warlord, they train in the Dragon Hands and the Rowing Oar to face off against the deadly Hell's Wind Staff.

Versions

cut
pre-cut
cut: 44s
run: 84:49s
pal: 81:25s
18 1980UK: A pre-cut version missing 44s was passed 18 without further cuts:
  • 1998 Eastern Heroes VHS

No BBFC cuts but in article from movie-censorship.com pre-cuts for animal cruelty and fight violence are noted:

  • The use of an apparently live chicken was used as a weapon during a fight
  • The breaking of a fighters legs over a tree stump
 v          Hemoglobin - 1997 Canada / USA horror by Peter Svatek.


 X   Hemoglobin

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  • Bleeders
Hemoglobin is a 1997 Canada / USA horror by Peter Svatek.
Starring Gillian Ferrabee, Pascal Gruselle and Roy Dupuis. IMDb
Generally uncut but there exists a cut US R rated version on VHS.
Summary Notes

A man with an unknown disease travels to an island with his girlfriend where his relatives once lived, hoping to find a cure to his illness. While it was thought that his relatives were all dead he actually finds them to be living underground. However because they have been inbreeding for all these years they don't look right, plus they have developed a pretty bad eating habit. Will he chose his girlfriend or his people?

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
1888:44s

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
mpaa cut
59s
MPAA R US: The R rated VHS titled Bleeders was cut by 59s in 2 scenes to remove the nudity in a sex scene.
 v          Henry & June - 1990 USA / France biography by Philip Kaufman.


 X   Henry & June

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Henry & June is a 1990 USA / France biography by Philip Kaufman.
Starring Fred Ward, Uma Thurman and Maria de Medeiros. IMDb

Never cut by UK or US censors but lays claim to a little censorship history as the first film to be rated NC-17 by the MPAA.
Censorship History

The NC-17 rating was introduced in September 1990 and Henry and June was released in October 1990 with its previously assigned X rating being substituted with an NC-17 rating. IMDb adds:

This movie precipitated the creation of the NC-17 MPAA rating, which it earned in place of an X. The two to three second shot of Anaïs Nin (Maria de Medeiros) looking at an explicit illustrated postcard involving a Japanese woman and a squid, less than three minutes into the opening credits of the film, was the cause of the NC-17 rating.

 v          Her Private Hell


 X   Her Private Hell

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Her Private Hell

There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

uncut
uncut
~84:00s Her Private Hell is a 1968 UK drama by Norman J Warren.
With Lucia Modugno, Terence Skelton and Pearl Catlin. IMDb

US: Uncut for the US cinema release

BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut
~3:00s

15 cert80:21s UK: The cut UK Cinema version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2012 BFI DVD/Blu-ray

The release includes 3 minutes of uncensored US alternative footage as extras. This is material cut (or pre-cut) from the UK version

BBFC
~3:00s
X certsubmitted
82:34s
UK: Passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1968 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were for nudity

 v          Hercules and the Captive Women - 1961 Italy / France action fantasy adventure by Vittorio Cottafavi.


 X   Hercules and the Captive Women

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Hercules and the Captive Women is a 1961 Italy / France action fantasy adventure by Vittorio Cottafavi.

There are no censorship issues for this film
 v          Hercules in the Center of the Earth - 1961 Italy / West Germany horror fantasy adventure by Mario Bava.


 X   Hercules in the Center of the Earth

Link Here
  • Hercules in the Haunted World
  • Ercole al centro della Terra
Hercules in the Center of the Earth is a 1961 Italy / West Germany horror fantasy adventure by Mario Bava.
Starring Reg Park, Christopher Lee and Leonora Ruffo. IMDb
Exists as a US version, a UK version and a European version.
Promotional Material
Immediately following the success of Black Sunday, Mario Bava was recruited to direct (and photograph) the second of Reg Park's Hercules films for producer Achille Piazzi. Freely departing from Roman mythology, the film gave Bava the opportunity to reimagine the sword-and-sandal genre. On its surface a jovial comedy adventure, Hercules in the Haunted World features a striking use of color, which would become one of Bava's directorial hallmarks. But this playful peplum is tinged with a sense of genuine foreboding, voiced by a masked oracle Medea (Gaia Germani) in one of the film's most stunning sequences. When Hercules descends into the depths of hell and confronts Lico (Christopher Lee), who has the power to call forth corpses from their tombs, the film plunges into the eye-popping, bone-chilling horror for which Bava had recently become famous.

Versions

BBFC uncut
US Version
run: 84:10s
pal: 80:48s
MPAA UnratedUS: The US Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2019 Kino Classics [US + UK + European Versions] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon titled Hercules in the Haunted World
  • 2019 Kino Classics Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon
BBFC uncut
run: 81:31s
pal: 78:15s
MPAA UnratedUS: The UK Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2019 Kino Classics [US + UK + European Versions] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon titled Hercules in the Haunted World
  • 2019 Kino Classics Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon
BBFC uncut
run: 76:34s
pal: 73:30s

cut
shortened

U pre 1970UK: A short version was passed U uncut:
  • 1962 cinema release titled Hercules in the Center of the Earth
BBFC uncut
European Version
run: 85:53s
pal: 82:27s
MPAA UnratedUS: The European Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2019 Kino Classics [US + UK + European Versions] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon titled Hercules in the Haunted World
  • 2019 Kino Classics Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

See article from movie-censorship.com :

In the Italian version, Lico begins with a gloomy monologue about the powers of evil. Various undead can be seen retreating into their stone coffins.
 v          Hercules: Hercules in the Underworld


 X   Hercules: Hercules in the Underworld

Link Here

Hercules: Hercules in the Underworld

There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

10s 12 cert86:53s 1994 US action TV by Bill L Norton

One cut was waived when resubmitted in 2003. The BBFC still cut 0s with the following statement: Distributor required to cut sight and sound of a wrist break, head butt and double ear clap for 12

13s 12 cert86:49s The CIC Video release of 1996 was cut by 13s
 v          Hercules in the Haunted World - 1961 Italy / West Germany horror fantasy adventure by Mario Bava.


 X   Hercules in the Haunted World

Link Here

Hercules in the Haunted World is a 1961 Italy / West Germany horror fantasy adventure by Mario Bava.

There are no censorship issues for this film
See Hercules in the Center of the Earth
 v          Hero - 1997 Hong Kong action drama by Corey Yuen.


 X   Hero (1997)

Link Here
  • Ying xiong
  • Jet Li's Hero
Hero is a 1997 Hong Kong action drama by Corey Yuen.
With Takeshi Kaneshiro, Biao Yuen and Jessica Hester Hsuan. IMDb

Exists as an International Version and an extended Taiwan Version.

Versions

uncut
International Version
run: 97:28s
pal: 93:34s
18UK: The International Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2010 Cornerstone R2 DVD
  • 2000 Metrodome/Digital Distribution R2 DVD
BBFC uncut
Taiwan Version
Taiwan flag
Taiwan
Taiwan: There is longer Taiwan Extended Version with a more explicit decapitation scene. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com
 v          Hero - 2002 Hong Kong/China action film by Yimou Zang.


 X   Hero (2002)

Link Here
  • Ma Wing Jing
Hero is a 2002 Hong Kong/China action film by Yimou Zang.
With Jet Li, Tony Leung Chiu Wai and Maggie Cheung. IMDb

Exists as a Theatrical Version and an extended Director's Cut

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 99:10s
pal: 95:12s
12 certUK: The Theatrical Version was passed 12 uncut for:
  • 2009 Buena Vista Special Edition R2 DVD
  • 2009 Buena Vista Blu-ray
  • 2005 Buena Vista R2 DVD
  • 2004 cinema release

There is also a Director's Cut with 10 minutes of extra footage mostly cut for timing reasons

 v          Hero - 2019 India action film by PS Mithran.


 X   Hero (2019)

Link Here

Hero is a 2019 India action film by PS Mithran.
Starring Sivakarthikeyan, Abhay Deol and Yogi Babu. IMDb

BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2019.
BBFC cut
162:43s
12AUK: Passed 12A for suicide references, moderate violence, threat, injury detail, language after 1:16s of BBFC category cuts:
  • 2019 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove scenes of strong violence in order to obtain a 12A rating. An uncut 15 was available.
 v          Hero of Shaolin - 1984 Taiwan action film by Mai Chen Jsai.


 X   Hero of Shaolin

Link Here
  • Ninja vs. Shaolin Guards
  • Ninja vs. Shaolin Guard
  • Wu seng
Hero of Shaolin is a 1984 Taiwan action film by Mai Chen Jsai.
Starring Fei Chan, Shun Chien and Yuen-cheh Chin. IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1987 VHS. Uncut for 15 rated 2014 DVD.
Promotional Material
A troupe of monks from the Shaolin Temple embark on a mission to get the Golden Sutra to Tibet after the Shaolin Abbot is killed by their traitorous teacher. They are joined on their quest by a beautiful, female warrior - with aims to avenge her father's death.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
1586:56s UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, brief sexual threat for:
  • 2014 Terracotta Distribution R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 10th November 2014
BBFC cut
10s
18 86:20s UK: Passed 18 uncut after 10s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 Ocean Shore VHS
 v          Heroes Two


 X   Heroes Two

Link Here
  • Temple of the Dragon
  • Fang Shiyu yu Hong Xiguan
Heroes Two
There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

BBFC uncut15 Certificate 88:33s

1974 Hong Kong action film by Cheh Chang.
With Kuan Tai Chen, Sheng Fu and Kwok Kuen Chan. IMDb

A shortened version was passed 15 with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

  • 2005 Momentum R2 DVD

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com . Shortened by 2:37s compared with the German MiB DVD. The cuts are uncontentious

2:43s 18 96:48s
=92:56s
Passed 18 after 2:43s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 Warner VHS
cut X certPassed X after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1974 cinema release titled Temple of the Dragon

The submitted running time was noted as 94:19s = 90:33s PAL

 v   The Hidden Sword - 2017 China action drama by Haofeng Xu.


 X   The Hidden Sword

Link Here

The Hidden Sword is a 2017 China action drama by Haofeng Xu.

There are no censorship issues for this film
 v          Hide and Seek - 1964 UK action crime thriller by Cy Endfield.


 X   Hide and Seek (1964)

Link Here

Hide and Seek is a 1964 UK action crime thriller by Cy Endfield.
With Ian Carmichael, Curd Jürgens and Janet Munro. IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for a U rated cinema release in 1964
Summary Notes

A professor of astronomy helping on a missile development program. An old friend of his is a Russian chess champion. The Russian is working with shady businessman Marek and they plan to kidnap the professor and make it look as though he has defected to the Soviet Union.

Versions

BBFC cut
category
cuts
PG 87:04s UK: Presumable the cut cinema version was passed PG without further BBFC cuts for mild violence for:
  • 2014 Network video
UK: Passed U after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1964 cinema release

UK Censorship History

Cut by the BBFC for a U rated cinema release in 1964
 v          Hide and Seek - 2005 USA/Germany horror mystery thriller by John Polson.


 X   Hide and Seek (2005)

Link Here

Hide and Seek is a 2005 USA/Germany horror mystery thriller by John Polson.
Starring Robert De Niro and Dakota Fanning and Famke Janssen. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Exists with 4 different uncontentious endings

Summary Notes

Hide and Seek revolves around a widower and his daughter. They move to upstate and Emily soon creates an imaginary friend named Charlie... but this act takes an unexpected and terrifying turn, where her father and doctor start to worry about Emily's gruesome habits.

Versions

BBFC uncut
International Version
run: 100:59s
pal: 96:57s
15 CertificateUK: No BBFC cuts to the 15 rated 2005 cinema release and 2005 20th Century Fox DVD

This is the International Version with 1 of 4 alternative uncontentious endings

BBFC uncut
Domestic Version
run: 100:41s
pal: 96:39s
15 CertificateUK: No BBFC cuts to the 15 rated 2005 cinema release and 2005 20th Century Fox DVD#

This is the Domestic Version with 1 of 4 alternative uncontentious endings

 v          High Crime - 1973 Italy / Spain crime thriller by Enzo G Castellari.


 X   High Crime

Link Here
  • La polizia incrimina la legge assolve
  • The Marseilles Connection
High Crime is a 1973 Italy / Spain crime thriller by Enzo G Castellari.
Starring Franco Nero, James Whitmore and Delia Boccardo. IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1974. The BBFC cuts were waived for a short 15 rated video version in 2019.

Summary Notes

An Italian police inspector matches wits with a powerful European drug ring. As he comes closer to the top of the underworld organization, his odds of survival decrease.

Versions

BBFC uncut1589:45s

UK: A short version was passed 15 for strong bloody violence with previous BBFC cuts waived:
  • 2019 Studio Canal video
BBFC cut
compulsory BBFC cuts
X submitted
102:41s
=98:35s
UK: Passed X (18) after compulsory BBFC cuts:
  • 1974 cinema release
 v          High Risk - 1995 Hong Kong action comedy by Jing Wong & Lun Ah.


 X   High Risk

Link Here

High Risk is a 1995 Hong Kong action comedy by Jing Wong & Lun Ah.

There are no censorship issues for this film
 v          High School DxD - Japan action anime comedy


 X   High School DxD

Link Here

High School DxD is a Japan action anime comedy

There are no censorship issues for this film
 v   The Hi-Jackers


 X   The Hi-Jackers

Link Here

The Hi-Jackers

There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

BBFC uncutPG cert66:22s 1963 UK crime film by Jim O'Connelly.
With Anthony Booth, Jacqueline Ellis and Derek Francis. IMDb

An unknown version was passed PG without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2010 Renown R2 DVD
BBFC
cut

BBFC 'A' Certificate Passed A (PG) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1963 cinema release

The BBFC noted the submitted running time as 69:33s = 66:46s PAL

 v   The Hills Have Eyes - 1977 US horror by Wes Craven.


 X   The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

Link Here
  • Wes Craven's The Hills Have Eyes
The Hills Have Eyes is a 1977 US horror by Wes Craven.
With Suze Lanier-Bramlett, Robert Houston and John Steadman. Melon Farmers linkYouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb
Cut in the US for an R rating. Further cut by the BBFC for cinema. The cinema version was released on pre-cert video and was seized by police during the video nasties panic. It was cut again but differently, for BBFC approved VHS. The R rated Version was passed without BBFC cuts for DVD. This is the best available version, with no sign of original US cuts being restored.
Summary Notes

A family going to California accidentally goes through an Air Testing range closed to the public. They crash and are stranded in a desert. They are being stalked by a group of people, which have not emerged into modern times.

Versions

best available
best
available

mpaa cut
cut

run: 89:38s
pal: 86:03s
18

MPAA R

UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 with all previous BBFC cuts waived for:

US: Cut and MPAA R Rated for:

No sign of cuts being restored so it likes like the R Rated Version is the best available

Based on article from refused-classification.com . From DVD a commentary with Director Wes Craven and Producer Peter Locke. Significant cuts were made to reduce the original X Rating to an R Rating

  • 32min Fred is beaten to death by Jupiter. Peter Locke: We had a lot more of it and we had to cut it back, way back
  • This is then followed by Big Bob finding Fred's body hanging on the back of the door. Wes Craven: This shot had to be cut short as I remember
  • 55min 30sec Mars and Pluto kidnap the baby. Peter Locke: This sequence got edited down, and edited down, and edited down for us to get an R
  • 67min Jupiter eats Big Bob's arm and taunts his charred body. Wes Craven: Yeah, there was a shot where he is gesturing, sticking Bob's own fingers in his face, holding his arm. Peter Locke: He's eating his forearm while he's speaking This scene, really, I remember it so differently. With him thrusting Bob's arm into his face, and finger into his eye (Jupiter is shown taking a bite from Bob's arm) .There's the one bite we have, but you don't see that Wes Craven: I think they never allowed us to show the arm as severed
  • 83min 30sec Katy hits Jupiter in the back with an axe. Peter Locke: This got edited down to get an R

See article from movie-censorship.com : Alternative Ending

There is also an alternative ending that looks to have been dropped in favour of that used for the Theatrical Version.
BBFC cut
cut
cut: 2s
run: 89:38s
pal: 86:03s
sub:
sub:

mpaa cut
cut

18UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 with cinema cuts waived but with a new 2s video cut for:
  • 1987 Palace VHS

The BBFC cut was

  • to cut a brief shot of Mars sticking his gun in Brenda's mouth and then pulling the trigger. It doesn't fire though as it is unloaded.
BBFC cut
cut
cut:
run: 89:46s
pal: 86:11s

mpaa cut
cut

X certUK: The cut R Rated Version was further cut by the BBFC for:
  • 1978 cinema release

The cinema release was cut by the BBFC as follows

  • The sight of a man's ankle after mauling by a dog has been removed.
  • The sight of a man being repeatedly stabbed at the end of the film was deleted
banned
banned
run: 89:06s
pal: 85:32s
Section 3 seizureUK: The cut UK cinema version was released on pre-cert video for:
  • 1981 Jaguar 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.

 v   The Hills Run Red


 X   The Hills Run Red

Link Here
  • Un fiume di dollari
  • River of Dollars
The Hills Run Red
There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

BBFC uncut12 cert85:58s 1966 Italy western by Carlo Lizzani

No BBFC cuts noted for the 2008 Optimum DVD but the running time looks short.

cut BBFC 'A' CertificateThe BBFC cut the 1967 cinema release for an A (PG) rating.

The submitted running time was noted as 94:31s = 90:44s

 v   The Hillside Strangler


 X   The Hillside Strangler

Link Here

The Hillside Strangler

There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

uncut 1893:59s 2004 US thriller by Chuck Parello

The uncut US Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for the 2004 cinema release and 2005 Tartan DVD

 v          Him & Her: Season 2 Episode 5: The Rollover


 X   Him & Her: Season 2 Episode 5: The Rollover

Link Here

Him & Her: Season 2 Episode 5: The Rollover

There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

uncut
uncut
15 cert28:33s Him & Her is a UK TV comedy by Richard Laxton.
With Russell Tovey, Sarah Solemani and Ricky Champ. IMDb

UK: The Uncut version was passed 15 uncut for:

  • 2012 2 Entertain Video
BBFC uncut15 cert 27:10s UK: The Edited version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2012 2 Entertain Video
 v   The Hippie Girls - 1971 Canada sex comedy by John Sole


 X   The Hippie Girls

Link Here

The Hippie Girls is a 1971 Canada sex comedy by John Sole

There are no censorship issues for this film
 v          His and Hers - 1961 UK comedy by Brian Desmond Hurst.


 X   His and Hers

Link Here

His and Hers is a 1961 UK comedy by Brian Desmond Hurst.
Starring Terry-Thomas, Janette Scott and Wilfrid Hyde-White. IMDb

There are no censorship issues for this film
Promotional Material

The incomparable Terry-Thomas heads the cast of this rare 1960 domestic farce directed by Brian Desmond Hurst - best-known for the 1951 box-office triumph Scrooge . Also starring Carry On legends Kenneth Williams, Joan Sims and Kenneth Connor, with early film roles for Oliver Reed and Francesca Annis, His and Hers is featured here in a brand-new transfer made from original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.

Writer Reggie Blake takes an unorthodox approach to his craft, seeking inspiration in the various adventures suggested by his editor. Blake's latest research trip sees him getting lost in the desert and adopted by a Bedouin tribe; and by the time he finally gets home his personality has been utterly transformed - to the displeasure of his wife, Fran...

Versions

BBFC cut
cut
PG

old cert U

79:27s UK: Presumable the cut cinema version was passed PG or mild sex references without further BBFC cuts for: UK: Passed U after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1960 cinema release
 v       A History of Violence - 2005 US/Germany crime drama by David Cronenberg.


 X   A History of Violence

Link Here

A History of Violence is a 2005 US/Germany crime drama by David Cronenberg.
With Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello and Ed Harris. IMDb

Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. Distributed uncut in the rest of the world.

Versions

uncut
uncut
1891:44s

UK: The International Version was passed 18 uncut for:
mpaa cut
cut
MPAA R ~96:00s
=~92:00s
US: The US Version is cut to tone down the amount of blood in a couple of violent scenes:
  • Viggo Mortensen breaks the nose of a bad guy. The US version shows the guy on the ground with blood dribbling down his face. In the International Version, the dribble is a gush.
  • Viggo Mortensen stomps on the throat of one of the bad guys. The US Version has muted the crunching sound of the neck breaking and shows the guy with blood in his mouth. The International Version includes the neck breaking sound and has the guy coughing and choking on the blood in his mouth.

Director Cronenberg said that in two scenes, the Canadian and international DVD releases will have just a little more blood than the U.S. version, which had to satisfy the MPAA ratings people. I defy anybody to see the differences. I can't see them, even though I know if you go frame by frame you will. But they're so quick.

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

 v   The Hit Man - 1975 USA action crime drama by Fred Williamson


 X   The Hit Man (1975)

Link Here
  • Mean Johnny Barrows
  • Street Warrior
The Hit Man is a 1975 USA action crime drama by Fred Williamson
Starring Fred Williamson, Roddy McDowall and Stuart Whitman BBFC link 2020 IMDb
The US Theatrical Version was cut by the BBFC. The Theatrical Version is MPAA R rated in the, US but the MPAA Unrated Director's suggests that the Theatrical Version was cut for an MPAA R rating.

Summary Notes

Johnny Barrows, a G.I, is dishonorably discharged from the army after striking his commanding officer. When he returns home, he is mugged and thrown in jail. Down on his luck and with no money, he gets a job at a gas station run by a racist jerk. After a while, he beats him up and is thrown in jail again. Shortly after, a mobster hires him as a mafia hit man because of his military training and he now gets caught in the middle of a rival gang war between two families.

Versions

BBFC uncut
Director's Cut
run: 96m
pal: 92m
MPAA UnratedUS: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated:
  • Code Red DVD

IMDB compared the Director's Cut to the Theatrical Version:

  • The graphic sex scene with Johnny and Nancy is intact.
  • Killings are more bloodier
  • The climatic karate fight with Johnny and O'Malley is much longer. Before Nancy is killed by the landmine in the Malibu mountains, an ascending aerial shot of her and Johnny is shown. The telephone call that Johnny gives Nancy is also shown before his showdown with O'Malley instead of after.
BBFC cut
cut
cut: 24s
run: 84:10s
pal: 80:48s
sub: 81:13s
18 1980UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 after 24s of BBFC cuts:
  • 1987 M.P.V. VHS titled The Hit Man
BBFC cut
cut
cut:
run: 79:23s
pal: 76:12s
18 1980UK: An unknown short version was passed 18 after BBFC cuts:
  • 1987 Network Distribution VHS titled Street Warrior
 v          Hitler


 X   Hitler

Link Here

Hitler

There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

4s 15 Certificate137:26s 1998 release by T. L. V. Prasad

Hindi, widescreen

 v          Hitman - 1998 Hong Kong action crime comedy by Wei Tung (as Tung Wai)


 X   Hitman (1998)

Link Here
  • The Hitman
  • Sat sau ji wong
  • Contract Killer
Hitman is a 1998 Hong Kong action crime comedy by Wei Tung (as Tung Wai)
Starring Jet Li, Eric Tsang and Simon Yam BBFC link 2020 IMDb
Exists as the Original Hong Kong Version (Hitman) and a shortened US Version (Contract KIller).

Summary Notes

Financially troubled, a newbie hitman reluctantly takes the job of finding the plotted killer of a Japanese tycoon, but things complicate when the tycoon is killed and he is forced to ally with a misfortunate hitman to find the "King of the Hitman."

Versions

uncut
Original Version
run: 104:10s
pal: 100:00s
18UK: The Original Hong Kong Version was passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2006 Medusa/Hong Kong Legends R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2000 Medusa/Hong Kong Legends R2 DVD
  • 2000 Medusa/Hong Kong Legends VHS

cut
shortened
US Version
cut:
run: 98m
pal: 94m
MPAA RUS: The US version has been shortened by about 6m and is MPAA R rated
 v   The Hitman's Bodyguard - 2017 USA action comedy by Patrick Hughes.


 X   The Hitman's Bodyguard

Link Here

The Hitman's Bodyguard is a 2017 USA action comedy by Patrick Hughes.
Starring Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L Jackson and Elodie Yung. IMDb

Uncut in the west. However the studio edited a Russian language version released in Eastern Europe that altered the back ground of Gary Oldman's character Vladislav Dukhovich. In the uncut original he was the President of White Russia but in the Russian release he was the President of Bosnia.

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