The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is a 2012 USA/New Zealand adventure fantasy by Peter Jackson.
With Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Richard Armitage.
There is a Theatrical Version and an Extended Version
UK: The Extended Version was passed 12 uncut for:
2013 Warner Home Video [3D + 2D] R0 Blu-ray
at UK Amazon released on 11th November 2013
2013 Warner Home Video R2 DVD
at UK Amazon released on 11th November 2013
US: The Extended Version has now been rated PG-13 For extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, frightening images and fleeting nudity. Note that the 'fleeting nudity' is new for the extended version.
Much of the additional footage is battle-related. This includes dwarves charging into battles against orcs, wargs, and various other kinds of monsters with all kinds of weapons, including a ram-driven sled featuring scythe-covered wheels and a
crank-operated arrow launcher. As enemies are taken down, small splashes of black blood occasionally appear, and I'll admit that some of the deaths do rank on the gnarly scale, but the idea that it actually crosses any kind of line from PG-13
to R is entirely ridiculous.
I will tell you what, you wait for the extended cut of this film. There are a few Orc killings that we actually got knocked back. Because when we submitted this to the MPAA we got an R. So what you're seeing is the result of heavy editing to
even just get the PG-13. But there will be a little bit of Orc killing to be seen in the extended cut.
Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me is a 1992 USA comedy by Joel Hershman.
Starring Max Parrish, Adrienne Shelly and Sean Young.
Exists in an R rated and an Unrated Version.
Eli is a burglar who is caught in the act by Twinkle, an heiress who coerces him into a sexual relationship. Their violent break-up makes him a fugitive in search of a new identity. He lands in a trashy trailer park where he touches the lives of
several dysfunctional residents.
The film was cut by the distributor to qualify for a "15" rating in the UK. The cuts include the re-dubbing of the word 'cunt'. Ironically, the 'deleted scenes' section on the UK DVD release is rated '18', therefore earning the DVD an
'18' overall, even though the film is only a '15'. The same version of the film was released worldwide, so an uncut version/director's cut DVD sadly isn't available anywhere.
It has been suggested that the Dutch release is uncut.
Holiday on the Buses is a 1973 UK comedy by Bryan Izzard.
Starring Reg Varney, Stephen Lewis and Doris Hare.
Passed A after BBFC cuts for 1973 cinema release. Uncut and PG rated on on VHS and DVD.
Sacked by the bus company Stan and Jack get jobs as drivers ferrying punters to and from a holiday camp and arrange for the rest of the family to come and stay. Blakey is there as the chief security guard and manages to get caught in accidental
compromising situations with the camp's nurse. The Butlers head for one disaster after another as Jack and Stan, still chasing women half their age, take two girls for a bus trip on the sands only for the bus to sink in as the tide approaches.
Olive gets into bed with someone else's husband when she makes it back to the wrong chalet in the dark and 'little' Arthur sprays the chalet with ink, requiring a re-painting job. The holiday over Arthur's sidecar combination manages to come apart
on the way out as it did on the way in.
Hollow Man is a 2000 US/Germany Sci-Fi by Paul Verhoeven. With Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue and Josh Brolin.
Exists in a Theatrical Version and a Director's Cut
In Hollow Man, a team of scientists led by the ambitious Dr. Sebastian Caine (Kevin Bacon) have developed a groundbreaking serum for invisibility. Desperate to take their research to the next level, Caine volunteers himself
as a test subject with horrifying results...
UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for:
2019 88 Films [Hollow Man Theatrical Version + Director's Cut + Hollow Man 2] R0 Blu-ray
at UK Amazon
2019 88 Films [Hollow Man Theatrical Version + Director's Cut + Hollow Man 2] R0 DVD
at UK Amazon
pictorial version details from
movie-censorship.com . The Director's Cut mostly reintegrates scenes into the movie that were already available as deleted scenes on the first DVD release. There is extra character development (which slows the film down), more blood and an
extended rape scene.
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
Mystical themes unfold through a series of surrealist vignettes rife with religion symbolism, sardonic satire and distancing cinematic shock tactics.
it's not going to be a film for everyone, but those already turned on to Jodorowsky's ideas will no doubt take away a great deal from the film's central message, and from the dizzying kaleidoscope of visual ideas,
interpretations and sight gags that explode from the screen in a veritable barrage of colour and movement.
Home from the Hill is a 1960 USA romance by Vincente Minnelli.
Starring Robert Mitchum, Eleanor Parker and George Peppard.
BBFC cuts were required for a 1960 'A' rated cinema release. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
Captain Wade Hunnicutt is the wealthiest and most powerful citizen in his Texan town; he is also a notorious womanizer, which has turned his wife Hannah against him. She has brought up their son Theron to be dependent upon her; but as he reaches
adulthood, Hunnicutt insists on taking over his upbringing, initiating him in hunting and other masculine pursuits, under the watchful eye of Rafe, Hunnicutt's loyal employee. But Theron's new lifestyle leads him into a love-affair with a local
girl, and thence to his learning things about his parents that were previously hidden from him.
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.
Homicidal is a 1961 USA horror mystery thriller by William Castle.
Starring Joan Marshall, Glenn Corbett and Patricia Breslin.
Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1961 cinema release. Uncut and 12 rated on VHS and DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
The story centers around a murderous scheme to collect a rich inheritance. The object of murder is Miriam Webster, who is to share in the inheritance with her half brother Warren, who lives with his childhood guardian Helga in the mansion where
Warren and Mariam grew up. Confined to a wheelchair after recently suffering a stroke, Helga is cared for by her nurse Emily, a strange young woman who has formed a close bond with Warren.
2011 cinema release. Not released in favour of cut PG verion
UK: A pre-cut version was passed PG for mild language, sex references and violence, without BBFC cuts for:
2012 Universal [Honey + Honey 2] RB Blu-ray
2011 Universal R2 DVD
2011 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
HONEY 2 was originally classified 12A without cuts on 8/5/11. It was classified 12A for four uses of moderate language (three uses of bitch and one use of dick). The company subsequently chose to withdraw that version
of the film, after which a re-edited version was submitted. All four uses of moderate language had been replaced with milder language and this version of the film was classified 'PG.
Honey Bee - Its Tripping... is a 2013 India comedy by Jean Paul Lal.
With Asif Ali, Bhavana and Archana Kavi.
The movie revolves around two friends (Sebastian and Angel) who suddenly discover their love for each other. They elope on the eve of the girl's marriage much to the chagrin of her brothers. The film essays their and the lovers' struggle for
UK: Passed 12A for infrequent strong language, moderate violence and smoking scenes after 1:17s of BBFC category cuts for:
2013 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
The distributor chose to remove scenes of soft drug use and strong violence (in this case, a bloody stabbing) in order to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available.
The BBFC further explained in the 2013 Annual Report:
In Honey Bee: It's Trippin, the distributor opted to excise scenes of joint smoking and bong use, presented in an appealing fashion, to secure a 12A classification.
Horns is a 2013 USA / Canada horror fantasy thriller by Alexandre Aja.
Starring Juno Temple, Daniel Radcliffe and Heather Graham.
BBFC advised category cuts for a 15 rated 2014 cinema release. An uncut version was passed 18 for video
In the aftermath of his girlfriend's mysterious death, a young man awakens to strange horns sprouting from his temples.
UK: The Extended Version was passed 18 uncut for strong gory violence, sexual violence for:
2015 Lionsgate [Uncut Extended + Cut UK Theatrical] RB Blu-ray
at UK Amazon
advised category cuts
UK: The UK Cut Version was passed 15 for strong bloody violence, sexual violence, sex, nudity, language, drug use after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:
2015 Lionsgate [Uncut Extended + Cut UK Theatrical] RB Blu-ray
at UK Amazon
2014 Lions Gate [Cut UK Theatrical version only] R2 DVD
2014 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
This work was originally seen for advice. The company was advised that the film was likely to receive an 18 certificate but that their preferred 15 classification could be achieved by making cuts to reduce a scene of sexual violence and to
reduce a very strong gory image. When the film was submitted for formal classification, edits had been made and the film was classified 15.
Horrible Bosses 2 is a 2014 USA comedy by Sean Anders.
Starring Jennifer Aniston, Chris Pine and Christoph Waltz.
Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Cut.
Fed up with answering to higher-ups, Nick, Dale and Kurt decide to become their own bosses by launching their own business. But a slick investor soon pulls the rug out from under them. Outplayed and desperate, and with no legal recourse, the three
would-be entrepreneurs hatch a misguided plan to kidnap the investor's adult son and ransom him to regain control of their company.
UK: The Extended Cut was passed 15 uncut for strong language, sex references for:
Horror Hospital is a 1973 UK comedy Sci-Fi horror by Antony Balch.
Starring Michael Gough, Robin Askwith and Vanessa Shaw.
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1973 cinema release. Nominally uncut but somewhat short for 18 rated VHS. Uncut on DVD/Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Summary Review: Hippies
Take one part Woodstock, one part funky psychedelic music, two parts skintight jeans and Right on, man, mix thoroughly, smother the whole thing in cheese, and you have the makings of the 1973 camp classic Horror
Hospital. Made by director Antony Balch on an obviously shoestring budget (and probably as an enormously sick joke), Horror Hospital ranks as one of the funniest films masquerading as a horror movie I have seen in some time. Personally,
I suspect Balch and his compatriots actually got the idea for this quirky schlockfest when they attended Woodstock and accidentally ingested the brown blotter. For all I know, maybe a biker rapped Balch over the head with a
blackjack at Altamont. Whatever the case, only a severe trauma to the cranium could instill such a warped idea as Horror Hospital in the human brain.
It is a great shame more fans of the genre don't know about this movie. This film is great fun for those willing to put their mind on hold for a couple of hours.
The Horror of Party Beach is a 1964 USA musical horror by Del Tenney.
Starring John Scott, Alice Lyon and Allan Laurel.
Initially banned by the BBFC for 1964 cinema release but later passed 'X' after cuts. Passed 12 uncut for 2004 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
While the hot-rodders and motorcyclists are having a rock-and-roll beach party, a barrel of radioactive material is unloaded from a passing ship, plunges to the bottom, and splits against a jagged rock. A black liquid oozes out and covers a
shapeless mass on the ocean floor, which suddenly moves and becomes an encrusted vicious monster. Soon there are several monsters who must have human blood to survive. Tina is the first victim, and football hero Hank Green and airhead Elaine Gavin
enlist the aid of her science-professor father, Dr. Gavin, to find and capture the killer. Not working fast enough to prevent the attack on 20 teenagers at a slumber party or the killing of three girl motorists, Dr. Gavin finds an arm lost by one
of the monsters and discovers that only sodium will destroy the monsters, whose composition is mostly water. Can they gather enough salt in southern California to put an end to this horror?
Horror of the Blood Monsters is a 1970 USA Sci-Fi horror adventure by Al Adamson.
Starring John Carradine, Robert Dix and Vicki Volante.
The film was made with footage from the 1965 B&W Filipino film Tagani with new color footage shot in 1966. The resulting film was not released until 1970. The film is uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US and 12 rated for 2003 DVD in the UK.
There is also a re-cut Italian Version that is simply useless.
In the near future with a intergalactic vampire plague threatening earth, an expedition is sent to a distant galaxy in hopes of discovering the plague's source. Landing on a mysterious planet they discover that Spectrum radiation has turned the
atmosphere into a one-color tint. Exploring further, the group discovers living dinosaurs, a race of vampire cavemen, and other strange creatures.
The bottom line is that the US Version is much better. The producers of the Italian Version were probably an acid or something because that's the only reasonable way to explain the overkill of UFOs and the redundant footage repeating itself
over and over. It just doesn't make any sense at all and the added footage is simply useless.
Horror Rises from the Tomb is a 1973 Spain horror by Carlos Aured.
Starring Paul Naschy, Emma Cohen and Víctor Alcázar.
Exists as an uncut unclothed version and a cut clothed version. There is also an even more cut TV version
In Medieval France a warlock is be-headed and his wife tortured and executed. Hundreds of years later an isolated group of people discover his head buried on their property. Soon it comes back to life, possessing people and using them to commit
sacrifices and to search for the rest of his body
The Hospital is a 2013 USA horror by Tommy Golden and Daniel Emery Taylor.
Starring Jim O'Rear, Daniel Emery Taylor and John Dugan.
Substantially pre-cut for UK DVD. Uncut in the US
Old St. Leopold's Hospital has many urban legends surrounding it, but the residents of Bridgeport all agree on one thing: tortured souls roam its abandoned halls. The mystery proves too much for a pretty young student who decides to investigate
for her senior class project. Unfortunately, she does not find ghosts. She, instead, finds Stanley... serial rapist, murderer, and psychopath. As the young girl becomes Stanley's new pet, a team of young investigators descend on the hospital to
"hunt some ghosts." Stanley sees nothing but fun and games in his future. But, what Stanley does not know is that the hospital truly is haunted and the restless spirits there are not happy with what he has been doing.
UK: A heavily pre-cut version was passed 18 without further BBFC cuts for strong violence, sex and sexual violence for:
2014 Lighthouse R2 DVD
The BBFC commented in the Annual Report covering 2014:
The Hospital, a US horror feature about a team of paranormal investigators who visit an abandoned hospital, only to fall prey to a gang of rapists and murderers. After initial advice from the BBFC that the film was likely to require cuts to the
frequent and lengthy sequences of sexual violence, torture and rape, the distributor submitted a re-edited version from which all the material which may have required BBFC cuts had been removed. This version, with nearly 17 minutes removed by
the distributor, was passed 18 without further cuts.
Banned nationwide from Tesco stores after whinges from a local paper in Gloucester.
Hostel is a 2005 US torture thriller by Eli Roth. With Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson and Eythor Gudjonsson.
The Theatrical Version was cut for an MPAA R rating. There are 2 uncut versions, The Director's Cut and Unrated Version which feature different endings
Presented by Quentin Tarantino and written and directed by Eli Roth, Hostel is a shocking and relentless film in the tradition of Saw about two American backpackers (Jay Hernandez and Derek Richardson) in Europe who find
themselves lured in as victims of a murder-for-profit business.
Hostel: Part II is a 2007 US horror by Eli Roth. With Lauren German, Heather Matarazzo and Bijou Phillips.
The Theatrical Version was cut for a US R rating. The Director's Cut is uncut
Three female college students take a detour from their partying, enticed by a beautiful European woman who promises seclusion, safety and maybe even romance. What they get is a living hell where they are sold to the highest bidder who's fondest
wish is to kill them slowly. Hostel 2 also follows 2 American men who, on the flip side of the coin, are willing to pay to join an exclusive club where a life will end at their hands...any way they like. It's a story of human monsters and the
almighty dollar as only Eli Roth could tell it.
UK: The Unseen Edition/Director's Cut/US Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for:
Hot Nights of Linda is a 1975 France/Italy drama by Jesús Franco.
With Alice Arno, Lina Romay and Pierre Taylou.
The baseline version is softcore but there is an extended hardcore version with the main stars going a bit further
A young woman is hired to care for an elderly man who lives on an island off the Greek coast. When she arrives there the man warns her that his daughters are evil and dangerous. The woman discovers that one of the daughters is a crazed
nymphomaniac who pursues, and seduces, everyone in the house, including her crippled sister.
US: The hardcore version/Hard Banana Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated rated for:
2013 Severin Films [hardcore + softcore] R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo
at US Amazon
Note that the hardcore version is limited to the first 2500 copies.
UK: A pre-cut version implementing the previous cinema and VHS cuts was passed PG without further BBFC cuts for:
2001 20th Century Fox R2 DVD
The previous BBFC cuts for cinema and VHS were incorporated but were implemented differently and ended up being longer. In particular more dialogue was removed from the scene where Benson says 'fucking'
UK: The cut cinema version was passed PG after 22s of further BBFC category cuts for:
1992 Fox VHS
The additional BBFC Cuts were:
Cut dialogue in a discussion with Topper and Block: "My uncle told me that not playing to win is like sleeping with your sister. sure, she's a great piece of tail with a blouseful of goodies, but it's illegal. Then
you get into that whole inbred thing. Kids with no teeth who play the banjo eat apple sauce through a straw. Pork farm animals".
UK: Passed 12 after a BBFC category cut for:
1991 cinema release
The BBFC Cuts were:
When Benson looks over map, remove the word fucking from his line: I don't have a clue, not a fucking clue.
The BBFC also required on onscreen warning against the dangers of using helium from balloons for comic effect on the voice.
UK: A pre-cut version was passed PG after 1:07s of further BBFC cuts for:
2001 20th Century Fox R2 DVD
The distributors cut more than was required for the same BBFC cuts list as the previous VHS. The total cuts were:
The chainsticks fight scene was absent from this version
The scene where Topper and Michelle make out in the back of a limo blatantly watched by the driver was deleted by the distributor.
The the Basic Instinct parody scene was absent from this version.
The sole occurrence of the word 'fuck' was previously removed by shortening the dialogue where Topper reminisces with Ramada: I'll fuck up your life if it's the last thing I do. This time round the whole speech was removed
The BBFC cut another dialogue line where Ramada talks to Charlie Sheen by helicopter, her line was removed: sex - wild free sex!. But again the distributors cut more lines from this conversation than was asked for by the BBFC.
Sky showed two versions, one of which was completely uncut. The uncut version was also shown on ITV 2 in April 2008.
UK: Passed PG after 1:07s of BBFC cuts for:
1994 Fox VHS
The cinema cuts were extended to 1:07s by additional cuts
The chainsticks fight scene was absent from this version
The the Basic Instinct parody scene was absent from this version
The sole occurrence of the word 'fuck' was removed by shortening the dialogue where Topper reminisces with Ramada: I'll fuck up your life if it's the last thing I do.
The BBFC cut another dialogue line where Ramada talks to Charlie Sheen by helicopter, her line was removed: sex - wild free sex!.
UK: Passed 12 after 54s of BBFC cuts for:
1993 cinema release
The BBFC cuts were:
Deleted sequence during the Rambo fight parody where chainsticks were used.
Deleted Topper being handcuffed to the bed during the Basic Instinct spoof sex scene with Michelle on top of Topper riding him like a horse and shooting the guns
The Hound of the Baskervilles is a 1959 UK horror mystery by Terence Fisher.
Starring Peter Cushing, André Morell and Christopher Lee.
Cut by the BBFC for 1959 cinema release. It seems likely that it was this cut cinema version that has been released ever since.
Returning to his family's manor house on the lonely moors after his father dies under mysterious circumstances, Sir Henry Baskerville is confronted with the mystery of the supernatural hound that supposedly takes revenge upon the Baskerville
family. The famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. Watson are brought in to investigate.
Adapted from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous Sherlock Holmes story, Terence Fisher's film of The Hound of the Baskervilles is probably the best attempt to immortalise the Great Detective on film. The movie has several things in its favour,
notably a director at the top of his game and Jack Asher's cinematography. The cast, too, is almost flawless.
UK: An unknown version was passed without further BBFC cuts for mild horror and violence for:
House III: The Horror Show is a 1989 US horror by James Isaac. With Lance Henriksen, Brion James and Rita Taggart.
The Theatrical Version was cut in the US for an R rating. The uncut European Version was later released MPAA Unrated. Both versions were passed 18 in the UK without further censorship by the BBFC.
Detective Lucas McCarthy finally apprehends Meat Cleaver Max and watches the electric chair execution from the audience. But killing Max Jenke only elevated him to another level of reality. Now Lucas' family is under attack, his sanity in
question, and his house haunted.
The story is the weak point of the production, as James Isaac's acute direction is surefooted, the FX is imaginatively staged, Harry Manfredini's pulsating score holds well and the camera atmospherically shines in passages.
House III is not related to House 1 and House II. The House tag was dropped for the 2013 Combo release titled The Horror Show
UK: The European Version was passed 18 uncut for:
2017 Arrow [European Version + US Theatrical Version] RB Blu-ray
at UK Amazon
2017 Arrow [European Version + US Theatrical Version] R2 DVD
at UK Amazon
House IV is a 1992 USA horror fantasy thriller by Lewis Abernathy.
Starring Terri Treas, William Katt and Scott Burkholder.
Cut by the BBFC for 15 rated 1991 VHS and 2004 DVD.
Following a disagreement with Roger Cobb (played by William Katt) and his brother Roger and his new wife and young daughter decide to keep the old and supposedly haunted family home. When driving back to town, Roger is killed in a car accident.
His family move into the old home. Inside the house, widow and her daughter experience bizarre and frightening events, while they all ready have to deal with the pressures of selling the Cobb home to a mysterious group.
pictorial cuts details from
movie-censorship.com . The Unrated Version is 3:26s longer of which about half is violent material probably left out for the US PG-13 rating. The additional material makes for a better movie but does not transform it into a horror film.
UK: The cut Theatrical version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
The House by the Cemetery is a 1981 Italian horror film by Lucio Fulci
With Catriona MacColl & Paolo Malco.
Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1982 cinema release. This cut version was released on pre-cert video and was banned as a video nasty. It was then heavily cut for BBFC approved VHS in 1988. The cuts were reduced for 2001 DVD and later waived for 2009
DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
Summary Review: Dread and Fear
This is the third in a loose trilogy of films by Italian master of the macabre Lucio Fulci set in New England that evoke the uncanny and cosmic terrors of H.P. Lovecraft.
At times Fulci succeeds very well in creating an atmosphere of dread and fear, and the film is not without some subtle moments of terror, due mainly to an eerie soundtrack and a couple of creepy kids. But fans of Fulci and
Italian horror cinema in general are not interested in the type of subtle scares one might find in ghost stories. Although this film is not without its moments (throats ripped out, maggot ridden bodies and decapitation), the violence seems quite
muted compared to other Fulci films.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody gore and horror after the BBFC waived their cuts for:
UK: Passed 18 after 33s of BBFC cuts but with some cuts waived for:
2001 Protected/Vipco DVD
The additional video cuts of 1988 were waived along with some cinema cuts to the poker murder. The majority of the cinema cuts were retained though.
The BBFC explained:
Cuts required to two sequences of detailed violence against women (stabs to chest and neck with sharp spike, knife cutting throat), in accordance with BBFC policy on violence, and to take into account recent, successful
prosecutions of the uncut version under the Obscene Publications Act 1959.
House of Blood is a 2006 Germany horror by Olaf Ittenbach.
Starring Christopher Kriesa, Martina Ittenbach and Simon Newby.
Not released in the UK. Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. Uncut in Europe
A prison bus with over a dozen criminals on board has an accident and rams another car, in which Dr. Douglas Madsen was on his way home. Most of the prisoners die. Four of them survive, one of them severely injured. After having killed all the
guards, they head for the woods. They take Dr. Douglas Madsen hostage. Suddenly a huge house appears in the middle of the woods. The leader of the group, Arthur, emphasizes that he will kill Douglas and every single member of the
"family" if his wounded brother would die. Meanwhile some members of the family show strange behavior, and very soon mayhem breaks loose.
Cuts required to three instances of real animal cruelty (horses made to fall using techniques likely to result in serious injury).
This Chinese martial arts extravaganza, contained four horsefalls in a chase scene set in a forest. Three of the falls appeared to have been achieved using cruel techniques, including use of trip wires. The production
company contended that precautions, such as the placing of mattresses on the forest floor hidden by leaves and sand, the dampness of the land surface and the use of horse trainers and soft ropes, removed any element of cruelty. The sequence was
shown to an expert veterinarian, experienced in supervising filmed animal action, who considered and rejected the film maker's arguments. The three cruel and dangerous horsefalls were therefore removed.
House of Mortal Sin is a 1976 UK horror by Pete Walker.
Starring Anthony Sharp, Susan Penhaligon and Stephanie Beacham.
Cut for UK cinema release. Hopefully home video releases are uncut, but this is not confirmed
A troubled young girl goes to confession at the local church. Unfortunately, the sexually frustrated priest she confesses to becomes obsessed with her. At first, the priest stalks the girl, but later it is revealed that he will stop at nothing,
including blackmail and murder, just to get close to her.
UK: An unknown version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for moderate bloody violence for:
House of 1000 Dolls is a 1967 Spain / West Germany crime thriller by Jeremy Summers.
Starring Vincent Price, Martha Hyer and George Nader.
Cut for 1968 cinema release. BBFC cuts waived for 2013 DVD. Cut even more in Spain. There is also a cut German version.
When a vacationing couple in Tangiers run into an old friend there, they discover that he is searching for his missing girlfriend who has been kidnapped by an international gang of white slavers. Nader investigates but before he can come up with
anything, his friend is murdered. Meanwhile, nightclub magician Price and his mentalist partner continue their nefarious activities--they hypnotize and kidnap young women for the white slavers, and spirit them to the "House of 1000
UK: The English Version was passed 15 uncut for infrequent strong violence and moderate sex references with previous BBFC cuts waived for;
House of Whipcord is a 1974 UK horror thriller by Pete Walker.
With Barbara Markham, Patrick Barr and Ray Brooks.
Cut by the BBFC for 1974 cinema release. Uncut on home video. Uncut in the US
Summary Review: A seventies gem.
An old man that lives in an old house conducts a correctional institute for girls. He is assisted my a matron who likes to get the girls into trouble and present them in front of the old man who thinks he is the law and he passes out punishment.
Afterwards the girls get tied to a cross and whipped.
Pete Walker's film is both a sleazy seventies exploitation classic and a striking indictment of the justice system.
The atmosphere of the film is brilliant; Pete Walker always ensures that the action is sleazy, and yet oddly erotic at the same time. The film is very matriarchal, and it's the female characters that are the protagonists while the men exist in
background roles. However, the film isn't feminist; and, in fact, is the exact opposite; as the director ensures that none of the women are portrayed in a favourable light.
Barbara Markham gives a powerhouse performance in the role of the head of the institution. Penny Irving is the young French victim at the centre of the story; but her performance is brought down by her ridiculous French accent!
A seventies gem.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence with previous cuts restored for:
Omits a short scene after the attack on Jeanie, in which Katherine goes to look for Peter and finds him standing by the piano.
The UK version of the film cuts out two shots to Vicki's murder, the cane in the back and the cane in the eye. The UK version shows shots of childrens' toys at the end of the film, whereas the US version ends immediately after the killer's
House on the Hill is a 2012 USA crime horror by Jeff Frentzen.
Starring Naidra Dawn Thomson, Shannon Leade and Stephen AF Day.
Massively cut by the BBFC for an 18 rated 2014 DVD.
Based on a true story, HOUSE ON THE HILL is a true crime melodrama with strong horror elements, chronicling the outrageous 1980s murder spree of serial killer Leonard Lake, who would target, kidnap, rob and kill people -- and even whole families.
Sonia, the only survivor of Lake's killing spree, teams up with a private investigator to help him locate a woman who disappeared into Lake's compound. In the process, Sonia recounts the horrors of the house, where Lake and his accomplice would
force her to videotape the killings.
UK: Passed 18 for strong violence, sexual violence after 7:12s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
2014 Lighthouse Digital Media video
The BBFC commented:
Cuts required to remove or reduce scenes of sexual and sexualised violence. Cuts required in line with BBFC Guidelines, policy and the Video Recordings Act 1984.
The BBFC further commented in the Annual Report covering 2014:
Scenes of kidnapped women being humiliated, degraded, raped and murdered are nterspersed with recordings of reallife murderer Leonard Lake describing his motivations. A number of cuts were required, totalling over seven minutes of footage,
including several to reduce the more prolonged sequences of sexual violence and sexualised focus on the nudity of the victims.
The House That Jack Built is a 2018 Denmark / France / Germany / Sweden horror thriller by Lars von Trier.
Starring Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz and Uma Thurman.
The Director's Cut was shown at Cannes but an R rated US Theatrical Version was distributed in the US. All UK releases are the Director' Cut.
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A particularly controversial moment was Jack as a young boy snipping off the leg of a duck. But even that got a mixed response as animal rights campaigners PETA defended the film i praising its accurate portrayal of the link between adolescent
animal abuse and psychopathy. Of course the effect was achieved in CGI and no ducks were harmed in the making of the film.
USA in the 1970s. We follow the highly intelligent Jack over a span of 12 years and are introduced to the murders that define Jack's development as a serial killer. We experience the story from Jack's point of view, while he postulates each murder
is an artwork in itself. As the inevitable police intervention is drawing nearer, he is taking greater and greater risks in his attempt to create the ultimate artwork. Along the way we experience Jack's descriptions of his personal condition,
problems and thoughts through a recurring conversation with the unknown Verge - a grotesque mixture of sophistry mixed with an almost childlike self-pity and psychopathic explanations. The House That Jack Built is a dark and sinister story, yet
presented through a philosophical and occasional humorous tale.
UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, sadistic threat, gore:
The distributors state that all UK releases will be the Director's Cut.
US: The version premiered at Cannes is denoted as the MPAA Unrated Director's Cut
US Theatrical Version
US: The US Theatrical Version was cut fr an R rating for strong disturbing violence/sadistic behavior, grisly images, language, and nudity.
US: The cut US theatrical version will also be released online at least until an uncut home video release in June 2019.
The MPAA later commented on the level of censorship when admonishing the distributor for a screening of the Director's Cut prior to general release. The MPAA has ruled that the one-night-only Director's Cut screenings violates the group's rules,
rather than being the abridged R-rated version, it was the decidedly gorier unrated director's cut .
The House That Screamed is a 1970 Spain horror mystery thriller by Narciso Ibáñez Serrador.
Starring Lilli Palmer, Cristina Galbó and John Moulder-Brown.
Exists in at least 3 versions, An Extended Version, a US Theatrical Version and a short version.
Lilli Palmer owns and runs a school for wayward girls in France. Her absolute discipline has fostered a social order among the girls with rampant sex, lesbianism and torture the norm. Palmer also has an adolescent son (Moulder Brown) she tries to
keep isolated from the young women lest he be tainted by sexual relations; She explains that he must wait for a girl "just like his mother". Meanwhile, girls are "running away" (being murdered) one by one, with their corpses and any evidence of
their outcome not to be found. Beware cut versions; the film was shown back in the 70's on network TV chopped to only 76 minutes!
US: The Extended Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
2016 Shout! Factory [Extended + US Theatrical Versions] (RA) Blu-ray
at US Amazon
US: The US Theatrical Version is MPAA Unrated for:
2016 Shout! Factory [Extended + US Theatrical Versions] (RA) Blu-ray
at US Amazon
UK: A short version was passed X (18) uncut for:
1971 cinema release
This short version also seems to have been used for TV.
The House Where Evil Dwells is a 1982 USA / Japan horror by Kevin Connor.
Starring Edward Albert, Susan George and Doug McClure.
Cut by the BBFC for 1986 18 rated VHS. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Summary Review: Really graphic start
In 1840, a samurai comes home to find his wife in bed with another man, so he kills them both and then himself. Flash-forward to the present day, and an American family of three moves into this since-abandoned house and starts to experience
incidents of haunting and possession.
The movie kicks off with the wife of a samauri doing the dirty with one of his students & guess what? he catches them at it & strikes them dead with his sword then commits harikiri on himself, really graphic start!
That scene was 142 years earlier now we go to present day japan . a couple & their daughter stay in this rented house & are told it is haunted . They don't seem to mind but visions of the former occupants appear the wife (Susan George!)
has an affair with her husbands friend, Doug Mclure & it turns nasty when he finds out!
The love making scenes go on far too long , is this soft porn or horror? The film comes full circle when the husband & friend fight over the wife & the ghosts take them over turning it into a crazy martial arts blood bath!
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
2016 Shout! Factory [House Where Evil Dwells + Ghost Warrior] (RA) Blu-ray
at US Amazon
How to Seduce a Virgin is a 1974 France erotic drama by Jesús Franco.
With Alice Arno, Robert Woods and Howard Vernon.
Banned by the BBFC for cinema in 1974 and not released since. Released uncut in the US 2013
The beautiful Countess Martine de Bressac is released from the expensive asylum where she was incarcerated after castrating her former lover. She returns to her luxurious villa on the coast and goes at once down into her private underground
dungeon. It's here that she indulges herself in the perverse sexual practices that give her life meaning, surrounded by the bizarre human statues of her previous victims. Her husband, Charles, feeds his wife's sick fantasies, aware that she is his
meal ticket to a life of luxury. He announces that he has a new game for her - they will befriend and seduce the young and virginal daughter of a rich neighbor. But things do not go exactly as planned... Games of decadence and debauchery lead to
mayhem and murder.
From cult director Jess Franco. His most outrageous film.
Howard the Duck is a 1986 USA action comedy romance by Willard Huyck.
Starring Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones and Tim Robbins.
BBFC category cuts were required for a PG rated 1986 cinema release and 1987 VHS. Further category cuts were required for a PG rated DVD in 2008, however an uncut version was also released on 2008 DVD with a 12 rating. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in
A scientific experiment unknowingly brings extraterrestrial life forms to the Earth through a laser beam. First is the cigar smoking drake Howard from the duck's planet. A few kids try to keep him from the greedy scientists and help him back to
his planet. But then a much less friendly being arrives through the beam...
UK: Passed 12 uncut for bleeped strong language, moderate sex references and horror for:
2009 Universal Studios Special Edition R1 DVD
at US Amazon titled Howard the Duck
UK: The cut cinema version was passed PG for mild sex references and horror after 52s of BBFC further category cuts over and above the original 45s of cuts. So the total cuts are 1:32s for:
2008 Metrodome/In2Film R2 DVD titled Howard the Duck
The BBFC commented of the 52s of further cuts:
Company chose to remove moderate visual sex references (to a [furry lady duck] pornographic magazine and to working in a sleazy sauna/massage parlour [with couples making out]) in order to achieve a PG classification. An uncut
12 classification was available.
Hudson Hawk is a 1991 USA action comedy adventure by Michael Lehmann.
Starring Bruce Willis, Danny Aiello and Andie MacDowell.
Cut by the BBFC for all UK releases with a 15 rating. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Eddie Hawkins, called Hudson Hawk has just been released from ten years of prison and is planning to spend the rest of his life honestly. But then the crazy Mayflower couple blackmail him to steal some of the works of Leonardo da Vinci. If he
refuses, they threaten to kill his friend Tommy.
BBFC Secretary John Trevelyan insisted on the removal of a scene from a Swedish film Puss & Kram (released in the UK under the title Hugs and Kisses). The offending sequence featured actress Agneta Ekmanner, who undresses and stands nude in
front of a mirror. Trevelyan demanded the cut in the firm belief that Swedish liberal attitudes were incompatible with those of British audiences. However a number of local authorities passed the film with the offending full-frontal shot intact,
to no great public reaction (at all).
Cinema version was cut in 2004 with the following BBFC statement: Cut required to remove a sequence of apparently real animal cruelty (cat writhing in pain after being poisoned ) The distributor was unable to provide a
satisfactory explanation of how the scene was achieved and a cut was required.
The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) is a 2011 Netherlands/UK horror by Tom Six.
With Laurence R Harvey and Ashlynn Yennie.
Famously banned in the UK for 2011 DVD but later passed 18 after heavy cuts. Also temporarily banned in Australia before later being passed R18+ with cuts. A cut version was released in the US Unrated by the MPAA. Later it was released in the uncut
version which is now cheekily tagged as the Director's Cut, still MPAA Unrated. Banned in New Zealand.
Summary Review: Sick Fantasy
Inspired by the fictional Dr. Heiter, disturbed loner Martin dreams of creating a 12-person centipede and sets out to realize his sick fantasy.
This is the type of movie you will either like or hate, I doubt there will be much in between. The film is quite shocking, but not the most outrageous of the genre.
Actor Laurence R Harvey is masterful as Martin yet doesn't utter a single word of dialogue.
US: The Uncut Version/Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:
Missing shots of Martin's penis wrapped in sandpaper whilst masturbating
Missing scene of Martin wrapping barbed wire around his penis and then raping the last girl in the chain.
Australia: Passed R18+ after 30s of Classification Board cuts for:
Au 2011 Bounty R4 DVD
UK: Unbanned and passed 18 for very strong bloody violence and gore, and sexual violence after 2:37s of BBFC cuts for:
2017 Eureka Steelbook Edition RB Blu-ray
2016 Eureka [colour version] home video
2012 Monster Films [Human Centipede 1+2] Steelbook Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo
2012 Monster Films [Human Centipede 1+2] R2 DVD
2011 Bounty Blu-ray
2011 Bounty R2 DVD
2011 cinema release
The BBFC commented on their cuts:
Company was required to make 32 individual cuts to scenes of sexual and sexualised violence, sadistic violence and humiliation, and a child presented in an abusive and violent context. In this case, cuts included:
a man masturbating with sandpaper around his penis
graphic sight of a man's teeth being removed with a hammer
graphic sight of lips being stapled to naked buttocks
graphic sight of forced defecation into and around other people's mouths
a man with barbed wire wrapped around his penis raping a woman
a newborn baby being killed
graphic sight of injury as staples are torn away from individuals' mouth and buttocks.
The film also contains scenes of sexual and sexualised violence, most notably a sequence in which Martin rapes the woman at the end of his centipede . He is shown thrusting into the naked woman, although in the classified version the
duration of the scene and the emphasis on both male and female nudity has been significantly reduced.
Elsewhere in the film, it is implied that Martin is masturbating with sandpaper whilst viewing a DVD of THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE (FIRST SEQUENCE). However, the classified version of the film is significantly less explicit.
These cuts enabled the ban to be rescinded as explained by the BBFC:
The DVD of The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) has been passed with an 18 classification following 32 cuts made across 8 separate sequences. The cuts total 2 minutes 37 seconds and address all the concerns raised when the Board
refused a classification on 6 June 2011, including those relating to sexual violence, graphic gore and the possibility of breach of the law relating to obscenity.
The President, Sir Quentin Thomas, said
When we first examined this work earlier this year we judged that, as submitted, it was unsuitable for classification; and, as we explained to the company, we could not ourselves see how cuts could produce a viable and classifiable work. That
remains the view of one of our Vice Presidents, Gerard Lemos, who is therefore abstaining from the Board's collective decision.
The company lodged an appeal against our decision to refuse classification. In the course of preparations for that appeal, the company proposed a number of cuts which it was right for us to consider. In response, after further examination, we
proposed a more extensive series of cuts. These cuts produce a work which many will find difficult but which I believe can properly be classified at the adult level. The company has now accepted these cuts, withdrawn its appeal and the work has
been classified, as cut, at 18.
In its original letter of 6 June refusing classification, the Board made clear that it was open to the distributor to attempt cuts. The cuts which have now been made are, in the Board's judgement, necessary if the film is to be classified.
Originally passed R18+ uncut by the Classification Board
Banned on appeal by the Review Board in November 2011. The appeal was requested by NSW Attorney General, Greg Smith
Unbanned by the Classification Board after 30s of cuts in December 2011.
New Zealand: Banned
Banned as 'objectionable' in April 2012
UK: Temporarily banned by the BBFC for:
2011 Bounty R2 DVD
The BBFC explained:
The BBFC has rejected the sexually violent, and potentially obscene DVD, The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) This means that it cannot be legally supplied anywhere in the UK. The decision was taken by the Director, David
Cooke and the Presidential Team of Sir Quentin Thomas, Alison Hastings and Gerard Lemos.
The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) is a sequel to the film The Human Centipede (First Sequence), which was classified 18 uncut for cinema and DVD release by the BBFC in 2010. The first film dealt with a mad
doctor who sews together three kidnapped people in order to produce the human centipede'of the title. Although the concept of the film was undoubtedly tasteless and disgusting it was a relatively traditional and conventional horror film and
the Board concluded that it was not in breach of our Guidelines at '18 . This new work, The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence), tells the story of a man who becomes sexually obsessed with a DVD recording of the first film and who imagines
putting the centipede idea into practice. Unlike the first film, the sequel presents graphic images of sexual violence, forced defecation, and mutilation, and the viewer is invited to witness events from the perspective of the
protagonist. Whereas in the first film the centipede idea is presented as a revolting medical experiment, with the focus on whether the victims will be able to escape, this sequel presents the centipede idea as the object of the
protagonist's depraved sexual fantasy.
The principal focus of The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) is the sexual arousal of the central character at both the idea and the spectacle of the total degradation, humiliation, mutilation, torture, and murder of his
naked victims. Examples of this include a scene early in the film in which he masturbates whilst he watches a DVD of the original Human Centipede film, with sandpaper wrapped around his penis, and a sequence later in the film in which he becomes
aroused at the sight of the members of the centipede being forced to defecate into one another's mouths, culminating in sight of the man wrapping barbed wire around his penis and raping the woman at the rear of the centipede .
There is little attempt to portray any of the victims in the film as anything other than objects to be brutalised, degraded and mutilated for the amusement and arousal of the central character, as well as for the pleasure of the audience. There
is a strong focus throughout on the link between sexual arousal and sexual violence and a clear association between pain, perversity and sexual pleasure. It is the Board's conclusion that the explicit presentation of the central character's
obsessive sexually violent fantasies is in breach of its Classification Guidelines and poses a real, as opposed to a fanciful, risk that harm is likely to be caused to potential viewers.
David Cooke, Director of the BBFC said:
It is the Board's carefully considered view that to issue a certificate to this work, even if confined to adults, would be inconsistent with the Board's Guidelines, would risk potential harm within the terms of the VRA,
and would be unacceptable to the public.
The Board also seeks to avoid classifying material that may be in breach of the Obscene Publications Acts 1959 and 1964 (OPA) or any other relevant legislation. The OPA prohibits the publication of works that have a
tendency to deprave or corrupt a significant proportion of those likely to see them. In order to avoid classifying potentially obscene material, the Board engages in regular discussions with the relevant enforcement agencies, including the CPS,
the police, and the Ministry of Justice. It is the Board's view that there is a genuine risk that this video work, The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence), may be considered obscene within the terms of the OPA, for the reasons given above.
The Board considered whether its concerns could be dealt with through cuts. However, given that the unacceptable content runs throughout the work, cuts are not a viable option in this case and the work is therefore
refused a classification.
Human Experiments is a 1980 US thriller by Gregory Goodell.
With Linda Haynes, Geoffrey Lewis and Ellen Travolta.
A short version was passed for cinema without BBFC cuts. The video was banned as a video nasty for a while. No UK release since but uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Summary Review: Women in Prison
Country singer Rachel Foster (Linda Haynes) is undoubtedly the unluckiest person alive as she stumbles upon a young kid who has just slaughtered his family.
She shoots the kid (he goes into a coma), resulting in a life sentence after the crooked Sheriff pins all the murders on her. But this is no ordinary prison as the Warden (Mercedes Shirley) and Dr. Kline (Geoffrey Lewis) are
conducting bizarre behavioural experiments on their charges.
There are some memorable bits in this and, on a whole, it is a pretty solid women in prison entry with a few nice twists. Lewis does a great job as the creepy doctor and their is a nice supporting role from Ellen Travolta.
Haynes is an attractive lead and isn't afraid to deliver the genre required nudity.
Director Gregory Goodell excels in the film's last third where Foster's nightmares come to life to haunt her. Sadly, he went on to Lifetime movies exclusively after this.
The Human Factor is a typical revenge movie in the wake of Dirty Harry, Death Wish and Straw Dogs with an American special agent and computer specialist in Italy losing his family by a terrorist's
assault at his home and taking bloody revenge.
George Kennedy plays the hero and does a good job as hard-edged, desperate family father turning to a merciless killer, although he is no Clint Eastwood or Charles Bronson.
The scripts lacks a bit of logic sometimes, as the real motivation of the terrorist group is never really explained, but all in all the film keeps the action, thrills and suspense always going and adds some very scary
moments and furious action sequences, especially the big showdown in a supermarket. Ennio Morricone's sound tracks puts even more thrills and atmosphere to this dark political thriller that can be seen as a sleeper for fans of seventies'
hardcore action cinema.
The BBFC claim that the cut cinema release was submitted but this doesn't stack up with the running time nor the cuts description below. However if we assume that in fact the uncut version was submitted, then both the runtime and cuts description
Hundra is a 1983 Spain / USA fantasy adventure by Matt Cimber.
Starring Laurene Landon, Cihangir Gaffari and María Casal.
Uncut for 18 rated cinema release and VHS but a cut version was released on DVD. Worldwide DVD releases have generally been the cut version but the US Subversive release is uncut.
Born in a tribe of fierce warrior women, Hundra has been raised to despise the influence of men. An archer, fighter and sword fighter, Hundra is superior to any male. Hundra finds her family slain and takes a vow of revenge until one day she meets
UK: A pre-cut version was passed 18 for strong sex, violence and assault scenes without BBFC cuts for:
2005 Blackhorse Entertainment video
About a minute of violence has been cut for reasons unknown., mostly during the climax
The MPAA concurred with some the cuts advised by the BBFC leading to the following cuts:
The removal of some bloodletting during the initial Cornucopia scene
A scene was cut where one character is killed by the wolf mutts.
UK: The UK Version, the result of BBFC advised pre-cuts and a further 7s of cuts by the BBFC was passed 12A/12 for intense threat, moderate violence and occasional gory moments for:
2016 Lions Gate Complete Collection RB Blu-ray
2012 Lions Gate Online
2012 Lions Gate R2 DVD
2012 cinema release
2012 cinema release [IMAX]
The BBFC commented:
This work was originally seen for advice in an unfinished form. The company was advised that the film was likely to receive a 15 certificate but that their preferred 12A classification could be achieved by
making a number of cuts and visual reductions.
When the finished version of the film was submitted for formal classification, cuts had been made in four scenes of violence and in one scene showing details of injuries. These reductions were implemented by a mixture of
visual cuts, visual darkenings and the digital removal of sight of blood.
In addition to the reductions already made during the advice process, the Board required further reductions in one scene following formal submission of the finished feature. A number of cuts were made in one scene
to reduce an emphasis on blood and injury. These cuts, which were implemented by digitally removing sight of blood splashes and sight of blood on wounds and weapons, were made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy.
An uncut 15 classification was available.
The cuts were:
Blood has been digitally removed from a brick, which had presumably being used as a weapon
2 instances of bloody knives being de-bloodied
4 instances of wounds that no longer spurt blood
2 shots of blood were cleared up from a wall and a suitcase
2 shots of a bloody corpse have been de-bloodied
2 Scenes showing Katniss' wound featured less wound and more tending
A scene showing Katniss threatened with a small knife featured less of the knife and more close ups of the aggressor's face
The BBFC spoke further about the cuts in
Podcast 45 The Hunger Games
Before the film's formal UK classification, Lionsgate, the UK distributor of The Hunger Games, approached the BBFC for classification advice. Lionsgate made clear that they were looking for a 12A classification which would enable many children
who had read and enjoyed the book to see the film. However, it was clear that the film shown to us at this early stage went some way beyond the BBFC's Guidelines at 12A. The level of detail of some of the violence and gore, such as the tending
of bloody wounds, required the 15 category.
We also considered at this early stage whether the theme and overall tone of the film were appropriate for 12-year-olds. Although the concept of children and young people being forced to fight and kill one another is potentially disturbing, we
concluded that the futuristic and fantastical nature of the setting distanced the sense of threat from reality. The film is also alive to ethical questions and we believed young teenagers were likely to understand that the film, like the novel,
is a critique of violence and of media manipulation. Indeed, it vividly invites its viewers to use and develop their media literacy skills.
The story has some similarities to The Lord of the Flies, which is taught in schools to the same age group. If anything, the latter takes a bleaker view of human nature.
Having concluded that the issues of theme and tone were appropriate for 12-year-olds, we suggested how the distributor might be able to secure the desired 12A classification by reducing the level of violence, blood and gore. Lionsgate returned
with another version of the film for advice, which took account of some of our suggestions. However it was still some way off the 12A criteria. Scenes with emphasis on injuries and blood remained, going against what the public, through our
research and consultations, have told us is acceptable at this relatively junior category. We again offered advice as to what Lionsgate should remove for the film to be contained at the 12A category.
When the film was finally submitted for formal classification we required a further seven seconds of cuts to the most violent and bloody sequence, which takes place as the game begins, as well as the digital removal of some bloody
In all, Lionsgate removed around 20 seconds of the most violent, threatening and gory content and digitally removed other bloody effects. This was their choice. The BBFC did not require Lionsgate to make any cuts at all. We offered a 15
classification without cuts.
Banned as being 'too violent' with a theme of kids killing kids. Perhaps more to do with Vietnam not being happy with a film that shows youngsters fighting back against a totalitarian state.
The Hungover Games is a 2014 USA comedy by Josh Stolberg.
With Ross Nathan, Ben Begley and Herbert Russell.
Exists in R rated and Unrated versions
After Doug?s bachelor party in a rundown motel outside of Las Vegas, our hung-over partiers, Bradley, Ed, and Zach wake up in a strange room in an even stranger world? without Doug. After meeting the spoiled and immature Effing and the gruff,
alcoholic Justmitch, our heroes put the pieces together and realize they are on a train headed for the deadly Hungover Games. It?s a fight for survival in the Arena as our guys go toe to toe against various Pop Culture Districts, including The
Superhero District, The Middle Earth District, the Puppet District, and the Johnny Depp District. Will Bradley, Ed, and Zach find Doug and get him back for the wedding?
UK: Passed 18 uncut for very strong sex references for:
The running time of the UK releases falls half way between the US Unrated and R rated versions so it is not yet confirmed which version it is. However the Unrated Version seems to be the default version for home video in the US, so it is most
likely that this is the one released in the UK.
The Hunted is a 1995 USA action thriller by JF Lawton.
Starring Christopher Lambert, John Lone and Joan Chen.
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1986. Uncut and 18 rated since 2001. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Paul is on one of his many business trips to Tokyo, as a computer-chip executive from New York, when he meets a beautiful and mysterious woman. Later, he finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, inadvertently interrupting an
assassination by a feared Ninja-cult. As he is now the only man to have seen the face of the cult's warrior-leader and lived, he soon realizes that he is facing a markedly foreshortened life-expectancy. Teaming up with a friendly samurai couple, on
a two-centuries-old blood-feud with the Ninja, he struggles to survive. Finally, recuperating on an island-fortress, he learns swordsmanship, and perhaps, a little about courage, honor, love, and loyalty. The requisite final confrontation is rife
with bloody swordplay and spectacular martial-arts action sequences.
Wth a satisfying climax, this film not only has plenty of action to satisfy all, but the added bonus of fine acting by the cast (Lambert, Lone, Chen, Harada, Shimada) which makes it a most enjoyable film to watch again and
again. Plus you can't beat the music, which adds another layer all by itself.
During the night raid on the hospital at which Ravine (Christopher Lambert) is recovering, (3 secs) of a ninja throwing a shuriken (ninja star) into a wall have been removed.
Towards the end of the film, the scene on the island in which Kinjo (John Lone) conceals his identity to trap Ravine and his Samurai protectors is missing (3 secs) of him throwing two shurikens at guards - hitting both a chest and a face.
At the end of the showdown between Kinjo and Ravine, (5 secs) of Kinjo revealing a shuriken and throwing it at Ravine's chest have been trimmed. This occurs just before the beheading.
At the beginning of the train sequence when Takeda first encounters the goup of ninja the Female Ninja says to the others 'Kill Him'. 2 of the ninjas then produce Shurikens and throw them at Takeda. He deflects them with his sword and walks
backs into another compartment. Again the Shurikens are not seen
The print shown on Sky is cut even further than the UK video.
Some rare rental editions appear to have been accidentally distributed uncut.
Hunter's Blood is a 1986 USA action horror adventure by Robert C Hughes.
Starring Sam Bottoms, Kim Delaney and Clu Gulager.
Uncut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema and video release in 1986. Cut for an MPAA R rating in the US.
Five "city boys" travel to the country to relax by doing some hunting, drinking Bud, and generally having good time. However, the local inbred backwoods psychos turn the hunters into the hunted, and they need all the ammo and wits they have to get
out of the woods alive.
A fight for survival that turns quite bloody is afoot. And as it turns out, this fight was trimmed down by several shots adding up to 23s for an "R" rating in the US. The cuts are to remove lingering shots on dead and dying bodies.
The Hunting Party is a 1971 USA / UK action western drama by Don Medford.
Starring Oliver Reed, Candice Bergen and Gene Hackman.
The original cinema release was cut both in the UK and in the US. The US cuts required for an R rating seem to be less than the UK cuts. The US R rated version has been used as the basis for all DVD releases and was further cut in the UK for animal
Frank Calder (Oliver Reed), an outlaw leader, is dissatisfied with his wandering, shooting life and decides to better himself. He kidnaps Melissa Ruger (Candice Bergen), a substitute school teacher, and insists that she teach him how to read.
Melissa s husband, Brandt (Gene Hackman), is a wealthy, sadistic man. When he discovers that his wife is missing, he gathers up a posse and sets out in pursuit. Armed with high powered rifles the pursuers pick off Calder s gang one by one. When all
of Calder s gang have been killed Brandt hunts down Melissa and Calder for a final violent showdown.
Cut required to a scene of animal cruelty in which a horse is cruelly tripped.
The original cinema release was cut both in the UK and in the US. The US cuts required for an R rating seem to be less than the UK cuts. The US R rated version has been used for all DVD releases so far, so probably the same for this version too.
Except of course for the extra BBFC animal cruelty cuts.
UK: The Uncut Version was passed 18 after the same 1:43s of BBFC cuts as the cinema version for:
1986 Warner VHS
UK: The Uncut Version was passed X after 1:43s of BBFC cuts for:
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte is a 1964 USA crime mystery thriller by Robert Aldrich.
Starring Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland and Joseph Cotten.
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1965. Uncut and 15 rated for home video. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
Aged, wealthy Charlotte Hollis has lived as a recluse in the crumbling family plantation mansion in Hollisport, Louisiana since her father Sam Hollis' death thirty-six years ago. The only people who regularly see her are her hard-as-nails but
seemingly loyal housekeeper, Velma Crowther, and her longtime friend and physician, Dr. Drew Bayliss. She has lived there most of her life except for a short stint in London thirty-seven years ago following the vicious murder of her married lover,
John Mayhew, at the plantation's summer house while Sam was hosting one of his legendary grand balls in the mansion. She and John had planned to run off together that night, but instead he was bludgeoned to death, his head and right hand severed
from his body. Nobody was ever convicted for his murder, but most people believe Charlotte did it after John changed his mind about running off with her. They also believe that Charlotte, whom they haven't seen in years, is a crazy old woman.
The Hustle is a 2019 USA comedy by Chris Addison.
Starring Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson and Tim Blake Nelson.
Originally rated R in the US for some crude sexual references. The producers were not impressed and appealed the rating, seeking a PG-13 rating. The appeal was successful and the movie was re-rated PG-13 without cuts, this time for crude sexual
content and language.
According to Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway , the MPAA insisted that 10 of the best jokes of the film, including a dinosaur clitoris gag, needed to be tweaked or cut before the movie was classed as a PG-13.
So Wilson, who has a law degree, decided to go to arbitration herself, address the jury personally, and make her case that The Hustle was teen appropriate. She recounted: So basically I said that it was sexist to give our movie an R rating, when
the original that starred two men was given PG-13.
Wilson said that she did an analysis between male and female comedies, comparing the language in The Hustle to that used in Adam McKay's Anchorman. She explained, The Hustle has five references to female anatomy, but the PG movie Anchorman has
nine references to male anatomy ... plus 20 references to female body parts. She added that the film includes the phrase, rub Vaseline all over your heinie.
A remake of the 1988 comedy, 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels', in which two down-and-out con artists engage in a "loser leaves town" contest.
Hustler White is a fictionalised study of male hustlers operating in Los Angeles.
Bruce La Bruce sure knows all about tragic Hollywood suicides. The sex scenes are certainly not as graphic as "regular" gay porno. What you imagine is much worse than what you actually see on screen. It's not as if
there are any close-up penetration shots. Perhaps the razor blade scene with the "Versace Model", made me cringe the most.
Not to be taken too seriously. Rent it even if you're not gay!
UK: Screened uncut without a BBFC certificate at the NFT
A further 6s was cut from the razor blade scene cut for the cinema version. 50s in total was cut from this scene.
The non explicit amputee sex scene implying penetration with a stump was cut by 24s and reduced to brief establishment only. The BBFC explained that it was hard to justify it on any but narrative grounds The spectacle of someone being
sexually penetrated by an amputee's stump is too brutish to be tolerable in a home-viewing medium.
As with the cinema release there were some brief scenes of unsimulated masturbation and real sex that were allowed to remain.
UK: Passed 18 after 44s of BBFC cuts for:
1996 cinema release
The BBFC cuts were:
There is a scene in which a client pays a hustler to burn him with cigarettes and then cut his back with a razor, attached to a small piece of wood. The BBFC cut 44s from this scene to remove all evidence of actual blood letting with razor.
There were some brief scenes of unsimulated masturbation and real sex that were allowed to remain.