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 v          Man Behind the Sun


 X   Man Behind the Sun

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  • Men Behind the Sun
  • Squadron 731
  • Hei tai yang 731
Man Behind the Sun
There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

2:00s 1898:41s 1987 film by Godfrey Ho & TF Mous

The cut scene was an unsimulated scene of a cat being thrown into a room full of rats, the rats killing the cat.

The video was given a limited release to UK ethenic Chinese video stores only (which probably goes some way to explain why the BBFC treated it so leniently, its' re-enactments of WWII atrocities make Saving Private Ryan look like an episode of The A Team).

The film has been shown uncut at London's Imperial War Museum, as part of an exhibition of war atrocities. It is also available uncut on video in Australia (World Supply and Video), with an 'M' certificate (their '15'). It has also been released in Hong Kong on video and laserdisc.

 v       A Man Called Blade


 X   A Man Called Blade

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  • Mannaja
A Man Called Blade
There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~101:00s
=~97:00s
A Man Called Blade is a 1977 Italy western by Sergio Martino.
With Maurizio Merli, John Steiner, Sonja Jeannine. YouTube icon IMDb

US: A long version is uncut and MPAA unrated for:

BBFC cut
compulsory
6-7s
18 91:16s UK: A short version was passed 18 after 6-7s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2002 Michael Lee/Vipco R2 DVD
  • 1987 Xtasy VHS

The BBFC commented:

  • Three compulsory cuts required to remove sight of horses being forced to fall in a manner which is both illegal and potentially harmful.
 v   The Man Called Noon - 1973 Spain/Italy/UK western by Peter Collinson.


 X   The Man Called Noon

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  • A Man Called Noon
  • Un hombre llamado Noon
The Man Called Noon is a 1973 Spain/Italy/UK western by Peter Collinson.
With Richard Crenna, Stephen Boyd and Rosanna Schiaffino. YouTube icon IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for an AA rated cinema release. Uncut and 15 rated on 2010 DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Summary Review: Well Above Average

Noon is a gunfighter who has become amnesiac. Helped by Rimes, an outlaw who has befriended him, he tries to figure out who he is actually. It gradually appears that his wife and kid have been murdered.

It is far from perfect but is certainly lifted well above the average Spaghetti nonsense by a director with flair and imagination. The film boasts a good clear picture quality reflecting well on the restoration work.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
15

MPAA R

91:35s

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence for:
  • 2010 Odeon Entertainment video

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC cut
category cuts
AA submitted
95:33s
=91:44s
UK: Passed AA (14) after category cuts for:
  • 1973 cinema release titled A Man Called Noon
 v       A Man For Emmanuelle


 X   A Man For Emmanuelle

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  • Io
  • Emmanuelle
A Man For Emmanuelle
There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

uncut
uncut
15 cert 93:37s A Man for Emmanuelle is a 1970 Italy drama by Cesare Canevari.
With Erika Blanc, Adolfo Celi and Paolo Ferrari. IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong sex, sexualised nudity and soft drug use for:

BBFC cut
cut
X cert submitted
94:02s
UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1970 cinema release
     The Man from Deep River - 1972 Italy horror romance by Umberto Lenzi. See Deep River Savages
 v   The Man from Hong Kong - 1975 Hong Kong / Australia action adventure drama by Brian Trenchard-Smith and Yu Wang.


 X   The Man from Hong Kong

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  • Dragon Flies
The Man from Hong Kong is a 1975 Hong Kong / Australia action adventure drama by Brian Trenchard-Smith and Yu Wang.
Starring Yu Wang, George Lazenby and Hugh Keays-Byrne. Youtube link IMDb
The film was cut by the BBFC for 1975 cinema release and has not been released since
Summary Notes

Hong Kong Inspector Fang Sing Leng travels to Australia to extradite a drug dealer. When the hood is assassinated on his way to court, everyone suspects Jack Wilton, a crime lord who the local police haven't been able to pick up.

Versions

uncut
uncut
Germany flag 103:12s Germany: uncut with English soundtrack for:
BBFC cut
cut
X cert submitted
103:23s
UK: Passed X after compulsory BBFC cuts for:
  • 1975 cinema release
From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were:
  • to edit assorted fatal blows including groin kicks.
 v          Man of Steel - 2013 USA/Canada/UK action Sci-Fi fantasy by Zack Snyder


 X   Man of Steel

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Man of Steel is a 2013 USA/Canada/UK action Sci-Fi fantasy by Zack Snyder

There are no censorship issues for this film
 v          Man of the East - 1972 Italy / France / Yugoslavia action comedy western by Enzo Barboni (as EB Clucher).


 X   Man of the East

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  • E poi lo chiamarono il magnifico
Man of the East is a 1972 Italy / France / Yugoslavia action comedy western by Enzo Barboni (as EB Clucher).
Starring Terence Hill, Gregory Walcott and Yanti Somer. IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A' rated 1973 cinema release. A shortened version was released on 1986 VHS. The full length version was passed PG uncut for DVD.
Summary Notes

By his dying father's last wish Joe is sent to the Wild West to become a real guy. The dreamy young man despises guns and fights, likes poems and prefers bicycles to horses. Now his three teachers, footpads all of them, shall teach him otherwise. This doesn't work, until Joe has to defend himself against gunman Morton, who's jealous of Joe's love to rancher Ohlsen's beautiful daughter.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
PG120:01s

UK: Passed PG uncut for mild violence, sex references, mild bad language for:
cut
shortened
PG 111:03s

UK: A shortened version was passed PG uncut for:
  • 1986 Warner Home VHS
BBFC cut
category cuts
A submitted
125:06s
=120:06s
UK: Passed A (PG) after category cuts for:
  • 1973 cinema release
 v          Man of Violence - 1971 UK action thriller by Pete Walker.


 X   Man of Violence

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  • Moon
  • The Sex Racketeers
Man of Violence is a 1971 UK action thriller by Pete Walker.
Starring Michael Latimer, Luan Peters and Derek Aylward. IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for a 1971 AA rated cinema release. Cuts waived for 15 rated 2009 DVD/Blu-ray
Summary Notes

A mercenary joins forces with 2 crooked cops in an attempt to steal a fortune in gold bullion from a corrupt Arab country.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 cert103:40s UK: Passed 18 uncut for infrequent strong violence and sexualised nudity with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2015 Redemption [Pete Walker Collection II] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 21st April 2015
BBFC cut
cut
AA certificate UK: Passed AA after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1971 cinema release
 v          Man on Fire


 X   Man on Fire

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  • Absinthe
  • L'homme de feu
  • Un uomo sotto tiro
Man on Fire
There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

31s 1887:59s 1987 France/Italy thriller by Elie Chouraqui

The BBFC cut the 18 rated 1989 Locus video and 1994 MIA video by 31s. Presumably similar cuts to the cinema version

24s 1891:37s The BBFC cut the 18 rated 1988 cinema release by 24s.
  • This was the era when various weapons were being cut and in this case it was a butterfly knife that offended the censors
 v   The Man Who Could Cheat Death - 1959 UK horror drama by Terence Fisher.


 X   The Man Who Could Cheat Death

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The Man Who Could Cheat Death is a 1959 UK horror drama by Terence Fisher.
With Anton Diffring, Hazel Court and Christopher Lee. YouTube icon IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for its original cinema release and the cuts have persisted into all subsequent releases.
Summary review: Melodrama

A remake of The Man in Half Moon Street.

A mad doctor plans to live forever through periodic gland transplants from younger, healthier human victims.

Jimmy Sangster's screenplay based on the Barre Lyndon play tends to be heavy on the melodrama and short on the thrills.

Some stylish direction from Fisher and Christopher Lee in a supporting role and good acting on hand from Hazel Court and others.

Versions

BBFC cut
cut

best available
best
available

12 cert

X cert

MPAA
Unrated

~83:00s

submitted
82:59s

UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate injury detail for:
  • 2015 Eureka Entertainment Ltd (RB) Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon

UK: Passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for:

  • 2015 Eureka Entertainment Ltd (RB) Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon
  • 1959 cinema release

Italy: The cut UK cinema version was released for:

US: The cut UK cinema version was MPAA Unrated for:

The cuts were:

  • a famous shot of Hazel Court's breast as she briefly unfurls a wrap during a modelling session. Apparently shot for a continental version which may have been located in France but it hasn't made it to any DVD releases yet. It is also reported that Hammer Films retains a copy with the nude scene.
  • cuts to the climatic disintegration of Anton Diffring
 v   The Man Who Finally Died - 1963 UK thriller by Quentin Lawrence.


 X   The Man Who Finally Died

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The Man Who Finally Died is a 1963 UK thriller by Quentin Lawrence.
With Stanley Baker, Peter Cushing, Mai Zetterling. IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for the 1963 UK cinema release. It is unknown if cuts persisted into home video but it seems likely.

Versions

BBFC uncutPG96:11s UK: Passed PG without BBFC cuts for mild violence and language for:
BBFC cut
cut
A Cert UK: Passed A (PG) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1963 ciinema release
 v   The Man with One Red Shoe


 X   The Man with One Red Shoe

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The Man with One Red Shoe

There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

uncut 15 Certificate88:41s 1985 US comedy by Stan Dragoti

Cuts waived for a 15 certificate when submitted in 2004

5s PG Cert 88:25s CBS/Fox version cut by 5s for a PG certificate when submitted in 1986
 v   The Man with the Deadly Lens


 X   The Man with the Deadly Lens

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  • Wrong is Right
The Man with the Deadly Lens
There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

uncut 15 Certificate112:39s 1982 US thriller by Richard Brooks

Cuts waived when resubmitted in 2004 as Wrong is Right

The uncut region 2 DVD is available at UK Amazon

7s 15 Certificate113:01s 7s of cuts were required for the Missing in Action video release of 1993 as The Man with the Deadly Lens
2s 15 Certificate113:00s Cinema version was uncut but the BBFC insisted on videos cuts when submitted in 1986 as The Man with the Deadly Lens (RCA/Coumbia)
 v   The Man with the Iron Fists - 2012 USA/Hong Kong action by RZA.


 X   The Man with the Iron Fists

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The Man with the Iron Fists is a 2012 USA/Hong Kong action by RZA.
With Russell Crowe, Cung Le and Lucy Liu. YouTube icon IMDb

Exists as a Theatrical Version and a Director's Cut with more violence

Versions

uncut
Director's Cut
18

MPAA
Unrated

107:17s
=103:00s
UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence for:
  • 2013 Universal [Theatrical + Director's Cut] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon 2013

US: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:

See article from movie-censorship.com . The Dirctor's Cut features 12 minutes extra material including more nudity and violence. This does not make much difference to the narrative.

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
~12;00s

18

MPAA R

91:14s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence for:
  • 2013 Universal [Theatrical only] R2 DVD
  • 2012 cinema release
 v   The Man with the Iron Fists 2 - 2015 USA action film by Roel Reiné.


 X   The Man with the Iron Fists 2

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The Man with the Iron Fists 2 is a 2015 USA action film by Roel Reiné.
Starring Sahajak Boonthanakit, Ocean Hou and Grace Huang. IMDb

Available as the R rated Theatrical Version and Unrated/Uncut Version
Promotional Material
Thaddeus (RZA) is back in this explosive action adventure inspired by Kung Fu classics. A reluctant villager joins forces with a mysterious outsider to fight off powerful evil forces, both earthly and otherworldly, in a 19th Century Chinese mining town.

When a stranger, Thaddeus, is found badly wounded near the village, miner Li Kung (Dustin Nguyen) and his wife Ah Ni (Eugenia Kang) offer him refuge. With Thaddeus at his side, the mild-mannered Kung transforms into a deadly warrior in this martial arts epic

Versions

uncut
Uncut
Unrated
Version
18

MPAA
Unrated

86:41s UK: The Uncut/Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2015 Universal [Unrated + R rated Versions] R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 14th April 2015
  • 2015 Universal [Unrated + R rated Versions] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 14th April 2015
mpaa cut
cut
MPAA R US: MPAA R rated for:
  • 2015 Universal [Unrated + R rated Versions] R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 14th April 2015
  • 2015 Universal [Unrated + R rated Versions] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 14th April 2015
 v   The Man with the Severed Head - 1976 Spain/France horror by Juan Fortuny.


 X   The Man with the Severed Head

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  • Crimson
  • Crimson
  • the Color of Blood
  • Las ratas no duermen de noche
The Man with the Severed Head is a 1976 Spain/France horror by Juan Fortuny.
With Paul Naschy, Silvia Solar and Olivier Mathot. YouTube icon IMDb
The English Version was cut in the US and was further cut by the BBFC for 1985 18 rated VHS. The BBFC cuts were later waived for 2004 DVD. The French uncut version was passed 18 by the BBFC for 2017 DVD
Promotional: Material: Fleapits of Europe

Spain's greatest horror icon Paul Naschy is transformed into a raging psychopath in this sleazy ride to murder and depravity from a time when exploitation cinema ruled the fleapits of Europe.

When a jewellery heist goes awry, Jack Surnett (Naschy) finds himself with a bullet in his head and few options. Luckily, his gang have the novel idea to transplant his brain into the corpse of their arch nemesis, a gangster called The Sadist . But as he settles into his new body, Jack feels sinister urges welling up inside, urges that will lead him down a path to madness, torture and crimson murder!

Versions

uncut
uncut
French Version
18

MPAA
Unrated

94:11s UK: The French/European Version was passed 15 uncut for sexual violence, strong sex for:

US: The European Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
cut
English Version

15 Certificate

MPAA
Unrated

85:41s
=82:15s
UK: The cut US/English Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2011 ArrowDrome R2 DVD titled The Man with the Severed Head at UK Amazon
  • 2004 Freemantlemedia/Arrow R2 DVD

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

The US/English version is dubbed into English and is missing sexual footage

BBFC cut
13s
1881:45s UK: Passed 18 after 13s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1985 Careyvision VHS titled Crimson
 v          Mancation - 2012 US comedy by Frank Vain.


 X   Mancation

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  • American hangover
Mancation is a 2012 US comedy by Frank Vain.
With Joey Fatone, Matt Kawczynski and Danica McKellar. YouTube icon IMDb
Restricted to VOD for UK release. The US Unrated version is the standard release, there is a cut R rated version for censorial retailers

Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~100:00s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for
mpaa cut
cut
MPAA
R Rated
~95:00s US: There is also an R Rated version to avoid
 v          Manchester By the Sea - 2016 USA drama by Kenneth Lonergan.


 X   Manchester By the Sea

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  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Manchester frente al mar
Manchester By the Sea is a 2016 USA drama by Kenneth Lonergan.
Starring Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams and Kyle Chandler. IMDb
Uncut and 15 rated in the UK. Uncut and R rated in the US. But cut for an M rating in Australia.
Summary Notes

An uncle is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
15

MPAA R

MA 15+
Australia

137:22s
=131:52s

UK: Passed 15 uncut for very strong language for:
  • 2016 cinema release

The BBFC further commented about the strong language in its insight advice:

There is a single use of very strong language ('cunt'), employed in a sexual sense. There is also frequent strong language ('fuck' and 'motherfucker'), some of it used in an aggressive manner.

US: Rated R for language throughout and some sexual content.

Australia: Originally passed MA 15+ (like a 15A in UK terms) for strong coarse language. However the distributors preferred an M (like a PG-15) rating and so the film was cut

cut
category cuts
Australian M rating
Australia
Australia: Passed M (PG-15) for mature themes, coarse language, violence and sexual references after category cuts.

Presumably the distributors removed the use of the word 'cunt'.

 v   The Manchurian Candidate - 1962 USA mystery thriller by John Frankenheimer.


 X   The Manchurian Candidate

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  • Botschafter der Angst
The Manchurian Candidate is a 1962 USA mystery thriller by John Frankenheimer.
Starring Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey and Janet Leigh. IMDb
The BBFC required category cuts for an A rated 1962 cinema release. A cut West German version has been adopted for worldwide home video releases. This was passed 15 by the BBFC from 1988 to 2000 and 12 from 2010.
Summary Notes

A former Korean War POW is brainwashed by Communists into becoming a political assassin. But another former prisoner may know how to save him.

Versions

BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut

best available
best
available

12A

15

=120:33s

UK: BBFC details not yet published for:

UK: The West German Version was passed 12A uncut for moderate violence for:

  • 2010 cinema release
UK: The West German Version was passed 15 uncut for:
  • 2000 Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent. video
  • 1993 Warner Home VHS
  • 1988 cinema release

US: The West German Version is MPAA Unrated for:

The West German version was edited by about 4 minutes to remove every scene with the ladies in the greenhouse. This seems to have become the standard version for worldwide releases.

BBFC cut
category cuts
A pre 1970submitted
130:16s
=125:03s
UK: Passed A (PG) after category cuts for:
  • 1962 cinema release
 v          Mandingo - 1975 USA action romance by Richard Fleischer.


 X   Mandingo

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Mandingo is a 1975 USA action romance by Richard Fleischer.
Starring James Mason, Susan George and Perry King. Youtube link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1975 cinema release and agin for an 18 rated 1987 VHS. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Summary Review: Amazing
Mandingo is truly an amazing movie. One would think that this is as close you can get to actually seeing the slave-owning south on film.

Mandingo is probably lumped into the "cult/camp classic" category because this is a film no one would dare make today, unless the slaves got a major comeuppance at the end. They do not here.

This film is a brutal look at slave owners and their slaves which will leave the audience gasping. Some of the lines are so daring by today's politically-correct standards, there's no doubt they'd get a lot of laughs.

Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA
R Rated
~127:00s
=~122:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
cut
cut
international International: There is also an International version cut by 3:45s with alternative shots to delete the nudity and less violence.
BBFC cut
47s
18120:11s Passed 18 after 47s of BBFC cuts with some cuts waived for:
  • 2009 CIC Online
  • 1987 CIC VHS

The BBFC cuts were

  • Edits to the beating of a slave girl
  • Edits to shots of a male slave being hung upside down and bloodily whipped across his bare buttocks
BBFC cut
cut
X cert submitted
126:13s =121:10s
Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1975 cinema release

From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were:

  • Edits to the fight between Mede and Topaz
  • Edits to the beatings of the slave girl
  • Edits to the beating of the suspended male slave
  • Edits to Mede being prodded with a pitchfork by Hammond Maxwell.
 v          Manglehorn - 2014 USA drama by David Gordon Green.


 X   Manglehorn

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Manglehorn is a 2014 USA drama by David Gordon Green.
Starring Al Pacino, Holly Hunter and Chris Messina.

Originally rated R for some sexual material. The studio appealed to the CARA appeals board, and without cuts being required, the rating was reduced to PG-13 for some sexual content and language, and for accident and surgery images.
Summary Notes

A strange and lonely man tries to come to terms with a past crime that cost him the love of his life.

 v   The Mangler - 1995 South Africa / UK horror mystery by Tobe Hooper.


 X   The Mangler

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  • Alianza macabra
The Mangler is a 1995 South Africa / UK horror mystery by Tobe Hooper.
Starring Robert Englund, Ted Levine and Daniel Matmor. IMDb
Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating but uncut and 18 rated in the UK. The uncut version was later released in the US and is MPAA Unrated.

Summary Notes

When an accident involving a folding machine at an old laundry occurs, detective John Hunton decides to investigate. What he finds is the owner of the laundry, Bill Gartley. Meanwhile the folding machine has acquired a taste for the flesh of human beings, but is there more to Bill Gartley than meets the eye, and does he know what monster hides behind the machine?

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
18

MPAA Unrated

101:24s

UK: Passed 18 uncut:
  • 2003 PATHE R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1995 Guild Home VHS
  • 1995 cinema release
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
mpaa cut
30s
MPAA R 105:40s
=101:26s

US: Cut by about 30s for an MPAA R rating

From IMDB. The US cuts were:

  • Sherry tries to rescue Mrs. Frawley from the mangler by grabbing her legs. Just after she has done that, there is a bloody close up of Frawley's head inside the machine (2 sec)
  • About 16 secs later there is another close up of Frawley inside the machine. It shows her upper body covered in blood (2 sec)
  • The death of Frawley is also shown in close up. It shows when her head is crushed by the roller. (2 sec)
  • When Pictureman takes the second picture of Frawleys mangled body, the close up stays longer and shows a pile of flesh (3 sec)
  • In the scene where George gets stuck in the machine, a close up is shown when the axe hits his arm, it sprays blood first on the man who cut Georges arm, then on Sherry. Gartley yells "Sherry", a close up of Georges face and the bloody stump is then shown. George yells in agony and Sherry looks up to Gartley. This lasts about 11 sec
  • When Lin Sue gets killed, it shows in close up her body beeing mangled (2 sec)
  • A few sec later, there is another close up of her mangled body ( 2 sec)
  • The death of Gartley, it shows a 5 sec shot when his thigh gets folded to his stomach. Intercut is close ups of Hunton.
  • About 14 sec later when Gartley finally has been mangled, a close up of his waist is shown, it sprays blood up in the air. What only remains is his upper body (2 sec)
 v          Manhunt in Milan


 X   Manhunt in Milan

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  • The Italian Connections
  • Manhunt
  • La mala ordina
  • Black Kingpin
Manhunt in Milan
There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~95:00s 1972 Italy/West Germany crime drama by Fernando di Leo.
With Mario Adorf, Henry Silva and Woody Strode. YouTube icon IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Summary Review: Breathtaking

The second film in Fernando Di Leo's Milieu trilogy of Milano Calibro 9, La Mala Ordina aka. Manhunt and Il Boss .

An excellent and breathtaking crime epic that no lover of Italian genre-cinema could possibly afford to miss.

The tough-minded and violent film is breathtaking from the beginning to the end and profits from a brilliant cast.

Fernando Di Leo's films are said to be the inspiration for Quentin Tarantino's early films

BBFC
cut
X cert Passed X after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1973 cinema release

The submitted running time was noted as 95:29s

 v          Manhunter - 1986 USA crime mystery thriller by Michael Mann.


 X   Manhunter

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  • Red Dragon: The Curse of Hannibal Lecter
Manhunter is a 1986 USA crime mystery thriller by Michael Mann.
Starring William Petersen, Kim Greist and Joan Allen. Youtube link IMDb
Exists as a Theatrical Version, a workprint and a Director's Cut. All are BBFC 18 rated.

Versions

uncut
Director's Cut

18

MPAA R

119:04s UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for strong violence for:
  • 2011 Optimum (Anchor Bay Theatrical Version + Director's Cut) RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2003 Momentum Special Edition (Anchor Bay Theatrical Version + Director's Cut) R2 DVD via UK Amazon

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

From dvdcompare.net :

  • Missing some footage from the Theatrical version , including a piece of dialogue about the killer's childhood.
  • It extends the Atlanta briefing room scene.
  • Adds a scene with Dr. Chilton, right before Will sees Lector for the first time,
  • an extra scene in Lector's cell,
  • a scene with Jack and Will in which Jack informs Will that they are bringing Molly to town to be with Will (for the hotel room scene).
  • However, it also trimmed parts from Will & Jack's argument right near the end.
  • The credits at the start of the movie now overlap the beach scene in order to reduce the overall running time.
uncut
Anchor Bay Theatrical Version
18 116:52s UK: The Anchor Bay Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2011 Optimum (Anchor Bay Theatrical Version + Director's Cut) RB Blu-ray
  • 2008 Optimum R2 DVD
  • 2003 Momentum Special Edition (Anchor Bay Theatrical Version + Director's Cut) R2 DVD
  • 2001 Momentum R2 DVD

From dvdcompare.net :

  • This is a workprint variant that is missing several small but important pieces of dialogue and had an altered pre-credits sequence. It incorporates some brief shots from the 1987 director's cut (which runs four minutes longer than the true theatrical cut), while dropping a few shots from the true theatrical cut.
uncut
Theatrical Version
18 114:49s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2001 Universal/4 Front VHS
  • 1999 BMG R2 DVD
  • 1998 BMG VHS
  • 1989 Film & Video VHS
  • 1986 cinema release
 v          Maniac - 1963 UK crime horror by Michael Carreras


 X   Maniac (1963)

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  • The Maniac
Maniac is a 1963 UK crime horror by Michael Carreras
With Kerwin Mathews, Nadia Gray and Donald Houston. YouTube icon IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1963 cinema release. The BBFC reported that cuts were waived for 12 rated Blu-ray in 2017, but the running time still matches the cut version.
Summary Review: Forgotten

An American painter has an affair with a bar owner is a French village and agrees to help her murderer husband escape from a prison for the criminally insane.

Let down by some poor acting. Script, direction and photography are said to be good though.

Versions

uncut
uncut
run: 86:14s
pal: 82:47s
12UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate violence, threat, references to sexual violence with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

Thanks to Tim who comments:

I'm also fairly sure that the Indicator print of Hammer's Maniac is the BBFC cut print (despite the BBFC statement about waived cuts) since all the releases I've seen are the BBFC cut print but I don't own it so can't be definite.

In fact the running time is also 2:14s shorter than the version submitted for cinema release in 1963.

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
cut:
run: 86:15s
pal: 82:48s
sub: 88:55s
X pre 1970

MPAA Unrated

UK: Passed X (18) after compulsory cuts for:
  • 1963 cinema release
US: MPAA Unrated for:
 v          Maniac - 1980 US serial killer horror by William Lustig.


 X   Maniac (1980)

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Maniac is a 1980 US serial killer horror by William Lustig.
With Joe Spinell, Caroline Munro and Abigail Clayton. YouTube icon IMDb

The Uncut Unrated Theatrical Version is preferred over the shortened Director's Cut. Once Banned by the BBFC, then released later with cuts. The film was also cut in the US for an R Rating.
Summary review: Shocking
This is definitely a film that will leave you thinking. The main reason being the main character Frank Zito aka Joe Spinell plays the most realistic psycho/deranged person I've ever seen on film. The whole time I was thinking is this guy really insane? Either this guy is a genius actor or he's really nuts. That's how real he is in this role. His presence will creep you out. He's the biggest weirdo I've ever seen on film.

The story focuses on frank the serial killer and his killings and insanity. Some of the scenes are gruesome, but they will keep you on the edge of your seat. You will be able to put yourself in both franks shoes and feel the victims terror as she is stalked and hides from Frank... Especially the subway bathroom scene. That's an intense scene. Frank keeps on killing till the end when his own demons finally come back to haunt him.

Any horror fan should have this in their collection.

Versions

uncut
uncut
Theatrical
run: 87:58s
pal: 84:27s

MPAA UnratedUS: The uncut Theatrical Version is MPAA Unrated for:
uncut
Director's Cut
MPAA Unrated US: There is also a shortened Director's Cut that is missing plot scenes the director wasn't happy with. But this version hasn't made much impact. From IMDB:
  • a scene depicting Joe Spinell in a hotel room with a prostitute has been shortened.
  • Another scene showing Joe and the photographer in a restaurant has been completely removed,
mpaa cut
cut
MPAA R US: There is also a cut US R rated version to avoid.
BBFC cut
cut
cut: 58s
run: 86:40s
pal: 83:12s

18UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 after 58s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2006 Anchor Bay R0 DVD
  • 2002 Anchor Bay R0 DVD

The BBFC commented:

  • Cuts required to reduce length of sexualised strangulation sequence by half
  • and to remove shots of a knife played over and stabbing into female flesh with sexual connotations.

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

banned
banned
run: 87:47s
pal: 84:16s
rejectedUK: The Theatrical Version was banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1998 Exploited VHS
  • 1981 cinema release

The BBFC explained their 1998 ban:

Two (of the videos rejected so far in 1998) were serial killer films in which sex is linked with the pleasure of killing. In one of those films, Maniac, a series of defenceless women are stalked, terrorised, attacked and murdered, while being photographed in a deliberately sexualised way. The film is one of a genre known as 'stalk and slash', and here each stalking and killing is protracted, sometimes ending with the scalping of the victim. When the police eventually catch up with the killer, he survives, leaving us to anticipate that the stalking and mutilation will begin again. The pleasures on offer here seem to the Board to be unhealthy and dangerous because of the way that the killing of women is linked with the sexual arousal of men.

Gossip has it that Maniac was initially viewed by four censors; three men and one woman. The three men said the film should be rejected because of its anti-women depictions. The woman thought the film was cut-able.

 v          Maniac - 2012 France/USA horror thriller by Franck Khalfoun.


 X   Maniac (2012)

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Maniac is a 2012 France/USA horror thriller by Franck Khalfoun.
With Elijah Wood, America Olivo, Nora Arnezeder. YouTube icon IMDb

Uncut and 18 rated in the UK. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US. Banned in New Zealand.
Promotional Material

Elijah Wood stars in this remake of director William Lustig's 1980 horror classic of the same name. To say that Frank (Wood) is a troubled young man would be an understatement - as the ever-growing number of young women he has murdered since the death of his mother (America Olivo), with whom he enjoyed an unhealthily close relationship, demonstrates only too well. Frank runs a mannequin store and likes to apply the scalps of his victims to the models in his spare time. However, when beautiful young artist Anna (Nora Arnezeder) wanders into the store and talks about making use of its resources for an exhibition she is planning, she presents Frank with a troubling quandary. Anna appears to offer the possibility of a human relationship that will fill the void created by his mother's death, but she also excites his desire to kill and possess. Will Frank be able to overcome his homicidal urges?

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

85:13s UK: Passed 18 uncut for suicide theme and footage of real suicides for: US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
banned
banned
New Zealand flagNew Zealand: Banned from general release

Banned in New Zealand See List of International Banned Films

            Maniac at Large - 1973 Italy/Spain horror mystery thriller by Maurizio Pradeaux. See Tormentor
 v          Maniac Cop - 1988 US action film by William Lustig.


 X   Maniac Cop

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Maniac Cop is a 1988 US action film by William Lustig.
With Tom Atkins and Bruce Campbell. YouTube icon IMDb

Cut by the BBFC. Cuts later waived. There is also an extended TV version.

There are no censorship issues for this film
Summary comments: Worth a watch

When reports come in of a man in a police uniform committing gore drenched bloody murder on New York streets, officer Jack Forrest (Bruce Campbell) stands accused. Now, with few friends, powerful enemies and a psychopathic slayer still at large, it's up to Jack to prove he's not guilty and bring down the killer.

This film has a good B-movie cast with Tom Atkins, Richard Roundtree and Bruce Campbell.

Some good tension is built up in the various chases around the city and overall this is definitely worth a watch.

Versions

uncut
uncut
Theatrical
18

MPAA
R Rated

84:54s
=81:30s
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for:

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

uncut
uncut
Extended
18 90:44s
=87:06s
UK: The Extended Version/Japanese TV Version was passed 18 uncut for:

The Japanese TV Version runs 5:36s longer and includes additional dialogue and an alternative ending. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com .

BBFC cut
5s
Cut Theatrical
1881:19s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 after 5s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2000 Synergy R2 DVD
  • 1991 Channel 5 VHS
  • 1989 Lazer VHS
  • 1988 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • The cut is to the shower scene and involves Robert Z'Dar getting stabbed in the back with a knife. It's a shot of the knife going in and out again
  • Also cuts to the torture of Z'Dar as his face gets carved with a knife.
 v          Maniac Cop 2 - 1990 USA action crime horror by William Lustig.


 X   Maniac Cop 2

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Maniac Cop 2 is a 1990 USA action crime horror by William Lustig.
With Robert Davi, Claudia Christian and Michael Lerner. YouTube icon IMDb

Cut in the US for an R rated theatrical release. Presumably it was this Theatrical Version that was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for cinema release, but further cut by the BBFC for home video.
Summary Notes

Officer Matt Cordell, the undead cop, returns from the grave. Again. This time he is after the criminals who murdered him in the prison, and he is not doing that because he wants to forgive them.

Versions

BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut

best available
best
available

18

MPAA
R rated

87:42s
=84:12s

UK: Presumably the cut R rated version was passed 18 without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 1990 cinema release
US: Cut and MPAA R rated for:

Note that the film was cut in the US to avoid an NC-17 rating. This R rated version is missing the following scene

  • In the police shoot out you see two police men getting shot including blood spurting out of the wounds, then you see the bodies slump to the ground covered in blood...

Thanks to Steve who reports that distributors Blue Underground have disagreed that MPAA cuts were required, and say that the R rated version is in fact uncut.

BBFC cut
4s
1883:41s UK: Passed 18 after 4s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2003 Prism R2 DVD
  • 1990 Medusa Communications Video

The 1990 Medusa VHS suffered 4s of cuts removing the following:

  • A reprise from the shower murder of Maniac Cop 1 is similarly cut to the original.
  • Although the face slashing has 0.5s restored
 v          Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence - 1993 US action horror by William Lustig.


 X   Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence

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  • Maniac Cop 3
Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence is a 1993 US action horror by William Lustig.
With Robert Davi, Robert Z'Dar and Caitlin Dulany. YouTube icon IMDb
Cut for violence for an R rated Theatrical Version which was distributed in UK. The uncut version is Unrated
Summary Notes

A female cop is gunned down and wrongly accused of using excessive force in a hostage rescue attempt. Maniac cop returns from the dead once more to seek revenge, destroying everthing and anyone that stands in his way.

Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
84:33s
=81:10s
US: Uncut and MPAA NC-17 rated for:
BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut

18

MPAA
R Rated

81:24s The cut Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2009 Boulevard R2 DVD
  • 1993 Medusa VHS

The film was cut for violence in the US to avoid an NC-17 rating

 v          Maniacal


 X   Maniacal

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Maniacal

There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

10s 1879:15s 2003 US horror by Joe Castro

The BBFC cut 10s when the video was submitted in 2003. Cut required to remove sight of a blade being played over a woman's naked breast [during a bathroom murder]

 v          Manithan - 2016 crime drama by I Ahmed.


 X   Manithan

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Manithan is a 2016 crime drama by I Ahmed.
Starring Udhayanidhi Stalin, Prakash Raj and Hansika Motwani.

BBFC category cust were required for a 12A rated 2016 cinema release

Versions

BBFC cut
category cuts
15s
12A 148:24s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, bloody images after 15s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2016 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove images of bloodied bodies in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.
 v          Manji


 X   Manji

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  • All Mixed Up
Manji
There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

90:01s 1964 Japan drama by Yasuzo Masumura.
With Ayako Wakao, Kyôko Kishida and Yűsuke Kawazu. IMDb

Passed 18 uncut for:

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Review from UK Amazon : Scandalous in the 60's

Don't enter the tent if you're expecting a steamy lesbian brief encounter.

What unfolds here is the depiction of need, fantasy, wish fulfillment and the use of allure to entice weakness and then to smash those lives upon the sharpened stakes of feminine guile.

The bored middle class housewife finds fantasy and reality in her art class friend, her saviour and her mortal danger. Her muse senses the need and draws her into her web. Initially entailing the victim to make small sacrifices until they become larger and larger to prove her love. Ending with the demand to enter oblivion at the behest of the siren.

It is slow placed, shot using various focal settings, capturing the essence of the claustrophobic worlds of need, desire and the avenging angel.

The naked bodies, scandalous in the 60's, now in an age of image bombardment, have a diminished potency. The beauty of the protagonist still projects as does her guile.

cut X cert Passed X after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1967 cinema release

The submitted running time was noted as 89:45s

 v          Mankillers - 1987 USA action film by David A Prior.


 X   Mankillers

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  • 12 Wild Women
Mankillers is a 1987 USA action film by David A Prior.
Starring Edd Byrnes, Gail Fisher and Edy Williams. IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1987 18 rated VHS.
Summary Notes

A female CIA agent is assigned to train and lead an all-female squad to Colombia to stop a renegade agent who has hired himself out to a drug cartel.

Versions

best available
best
available
MPAA
Unrated
~84:00s US: An unknown version is MPAA Unrated for:
Olive Films gives the disclaimer:
Mankillers is presented using the best available elements provided by Slasher // Video. Not sourced from an HD Master; remastered from PAL Beta SP and upconverted to BluRay and DVD specifications.

In fact the film is about 4 minutes shorter than would be expected for an uncut version. However that could be explained by PAL to NTSC conversions.

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
1:45s
1886:42s

submitted
88:29s
UK: Passed 18 after 1:45s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1987 Avatar Film Corporation VHS
 v          Manmadhudu 2 - 2019 India comedy romance by Rahul Ravindran.


 X   Manmadhudu 2

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Manmadhudu 2 is a 2019 India comedy romance by Rahul Ravindran.
Starring Nagarjuna Akkineni, Rakul Preet Singh and Vennela Kishore. IMDb

BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2019.

Summary Notes

Manmadhudu 2 a sequel is a romantic comedy of a 40-something playboy who doesn't fall in love but only makes love.

Versions

BBFC cut
cut: 28s
run: 152:26s
pal: 146:20s
sub: 152:54s
12AUK: Passed 12A for strong language, violence after 28s of
  • 2019 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove a moment of strong violence (a man slamming a woman's head against a table) and reduce the number of uses of strong language in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.
BBFC uncut
152:54s
run: 152:54s
pal: 146:47s
15UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, violence
  • 2019 cinema release, unreleased in favour of a cut 12A version

            Manmarziyaan - 2018 India romance by Anurag Kashyap. See Banned International: Manmarziyaan
 v          Mantis in Lace


 X   Mantis in Lace

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  • Lila
Mantis in Lace
There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

87:14s 1968 US erotic thriller by William Rotsler.
With Susan Stewart, Steve Vincent and James Brand. IMDb

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex, sexualised nudity, hard drug use and bloody violence for:

  • 2012 Freemantle/Revelation Harry Novak Collection R2 DVD at UK Amazon for release on 23rd April 2012

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Summary Review: Trippy

A topless dancer attracts, seduces, then murders the men she sleeps with using household tools.

This little gem is one of the first key films to combine gore with sleaze. Groovy 60s psychedelia, go-go dancers, sexploitation and horror, all beautifully photographed by Laszlo Kovacs, collide in a kaleidoscope of color and LSD laden sensibilities.

Not to everyone's tastes though, but Susan Stewart will win a few converts.

banned
banned
rejected UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1972 cinema release
            Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures - 2016 USA documentary by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato. See Hardcore 18s Lst: Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures
 v          Mardi Gras Massacre - 1978 US horror by Jack Weis.


 X   Mardi Gras Massacre

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Mardi Gras Massacre is a 1978 US horror by Jack Weis.
With Curt Dawson, Gwen Arment and William Metzo. YouTube icon IMDb

Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Not released since in the UK. Uncut in the US
Summary Review: Cheese and sleaze!
Not exactly a straight slasher as many believe but it's surely as cheesy, and unintentionally funny as any slasher from the 80's.

Mardi Gras Massacre could be considered as a toned down exploitation low budget. The plot asks for brutality, violence, sleaze but the truth is that the execution of the idea isn't as half as good as it should.

The ritual method is repeated in all the death scenes. So we don't get originality or probably there wasn't enough budget to at least create three different gore scenes. It's okay but even ultra low budget slashers have at least two different killing methods! Anyways, Mardi Gras Massacre has generated some kind of cult over the years but sincerely, this isn't a must see. The movie should only be watched by b-movie lovers or morbid fans of low budget cheese and sleaze!

Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA R 92:02s US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:
uncut
uncut
Video Nasty 91:51s UK: released uncut on pre-cert video for:
  • 1982 Goldstar VHS

Released on VHS in 1982 on the Goldstar label and later on the Market label. Banned as a video nasty in November 1983 and stayed on the list throughout the panic so became one of the collectable DPP39s.

 v          Mardi Gras: Spring Break


 X   Mardi Gras: Spring Break

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Mardi Gras: Spring Break

There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

uncut
uncut
15 Certificate

MPAA
Unrated

84:55s Mardi Gras: Spring Break is a 2011 US comedy by Phil Dornfield.
With Nicholas D'Agosto, Josh Gad and Bret Harrison. IMDb

UK: The Unrated Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language and crude sex references for:

  • 2012 Sony R2 DVD

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

MPAA
R Rated
There is also an R Rated Theatrical Version
 v          Mardock Scramble: The First Compression - 2010 Japan anime by Susumu Kudo.


 X   Mardock Scramble: The First Compression

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  • Marudukku sukuranburu: Asshuku
Mardock Scramble: The First Compression is a 2010 Japan anime by Susumu Kudo.
With Megumi Hayashibara, Norito Yashima, Hiroki Touchi. YouTube icon IMDb
Exists as an 18 rated Director's Cut and a 15 rated Theatrical Version

Versions

uncut
Director's Cut
18

MPAA
Unrated

66:43s UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2012 Kase SAS/Manga Entertainment video [Theatrical + Directors] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2012 Kase SAS/Manga Entertainment video [Theatrical + Directors] R2 DVD at UK Amazon

US: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut
3:41s

15 Certificate62:45s UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2012 Kase SAS/Manga Entertainment video [Theatrical + Directors] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2012 Kase SAS/Manga Entertainment video [Theatrical + Directors] R2 DVD at UK Amazon

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . The original Japanese Theatrical Version is closer to the original Ubukata's novel which doesn't contain THAT much sex and violence, while his Director's Cut focuses much more on Rune's occupation as a prostitute and the abuse by her father in her childhood.

 v          Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion - 2011 Japan animation sci-fi by Susumu Kudo.


 X   Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion

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  • Marudukku sukuranburu: Nenshou
Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion is a 2011 Japan animation sci-fi by Susumu Kudo.
With Megumi Hayashibara, Tsutomu Isobe and Kazuya Nakai. YouTube icon IMDb
Exists as a Director's Cut and Theatrical Version

Versions

uncut
Director's Cut
15 Certificate 61:58s UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for moderate nudity, sex references and strong bloody violence for:
  • 2012 Kase SAS/Manga Entertainment video [Theatrical + Directors] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2012 Kase SAS/Manga Entertainment video [Theatrical + Directors] R2 DVD at UK Amazon

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com . The 2:47s of additional material is uncontentious and adds little.

uncut
Theatrical Version
15 Certificate59:17s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for moderate nudity, sex references and strong bloody violence:
  • 2012 Kase SAS/Manga Entertainment video [Theatrical + Directors] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2012 Kase SAS/Manga Entertainment video [Theatrical + Directors] R2 DVD at UK Amazon
 v          Margaret - 2011 US drama by Kenneth Lonergan.


 X   Margaret

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Margaret is a 2011 US drama by Kenneth Lonergan.
With Anna Paquin, Matt Damon and Mark Ruffalo. YouTube icon IMDb

Exists as a Theatrical Version and a significantly different Extended Version

The director was timed out by his producers and a Theatrical version was produced without further input from the Director. However Lonergan seems to have approved the end result.

After a very good critical reception. the distributors resurrected the longer original for home video release.

Versions

uncut
Extended Version
15 Certificate 179:06s UK : The Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for:
  • 2012 20th Century Fox R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2012 20th Century Fox Online

US: The Extended Version is uncut for:

  • 2012 Fox Searchlght [Theatrical + Extended] RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com :

Only the additional scenes make a real difference because they contain new story elements now and then. For instance, one gets to see of more Lisa at acting school, more background information about in Joan's conversations with Ramon and Lisa's pregnancy / abortion is not only vagely mentioned but actually shown as well. But these are just a tiny part of the differences. The extended scenes contains lots of unspectacular footage which has been most likely been cut from the Theatrical Version for pace reasons.

uncut
Theatrical Version
15 Certificate

MPAA R

143:41s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2012 20th Century Fox video
  • 2012 20th Century Fox Online
  • 2012 cinema release

US: The Theatrical Version is uncut for:

  • 2012 Fox Searchlght [Theatrical + Extended] RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon
 v          Marillion's Brave


 X   Marillion's Brave

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Marillion's Brave

There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

3:33s 1857:41s 1994 music video by Richard Stanley

Thanks to Bleach on the Melon Farmers Forum

Cut when submitted in 1995:

  • At 14.5 mins - After shots of bare branches blowing outside window, all imitable instructive techniques of how to fix heroin, including shots of spoon being heated over flame, tourniquet applied to arm and tightened with teeth, arm being tapped for vein, needle pushed
    into skin, and arm clenched as tourniquet is loosened was removed. Drug abuse may be suggested by stylised montage of images, eg. syringe or pills being poured, but not by realistic details. (Shots of woman losing consciousness, etc remained.)
  • At 38 mins -In bathroom suicide attempt, all sight of razor blade, wrists being slit, nude woman`s entire torso lying back in bath covered with blood and later full-length shots of policemen trying to grasp her nude body were removed. (Shot of her sitting up in bath with zoom in to face and later CUs of half-submerged and struggling face remained, but emphasis on combination of blood and female nudity was removed.)
  • At 41 mins - In hospital sequence which follows, sight of slashed wrists indicating vertical slashes was removed.
  • At 51.5 mins - When young woman attacks her former lover, big close up of razor blade slashing neck was removed.
 v          Mario - 2018 Switzerland romance by Marcel Gisler.


 X   Mario

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Mario is a 2018 Switzerland romance by Marcel Gisler.
Starring Max Hubacher, Aaron Altaras and Jessy Moravec. IMDb

Passed 18 uncut for cinema release in 2018 but the follow up DVD was cut for a 15 rating.

Summary Notes

-Mario is in love for the first time in his life, really a crush. In Leon, the new from Germany. Although he plays at the front of the storm and could even be dangerous when it comes to those who can rise into the first team. But Mario may not think over it now. He wants Leon to feel, smell, in its proximity. The others in the club remains not hidden and soon make first rumors. Mario sees his career as a professional footballer in danger, but wants Leon not to lose at the same time at any price. He must make a decision.

Versions

BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut

15118:37s

UK: A pre-cut version was passed 15 for strong sex references, sex, language without further BBFC cuts:

The BBFC commented:

Edited version. Explicit images of real sex blurred out by company to obtain 15 classification. Cuts made by substitution.

BBFC uncut
uncut
18118:37s

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sexual images, sex references:
  • 2018 Peccadillo Pictures video, unreleased as distributors preferred a cut 15 version
  • 2018 cinema release

BBFC comments about cuts for a 15 version reveal that the 18 version features images of real sex.

 v   The Mark


 X   The Mark

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The Mark

There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

BBFC uncut15 cert121:54s The Mark is a 1961 UK drama by Guy Green.
With Maria Schell, Stuart Whitman and Rod Steiger. IMDb

UK: A Restored Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for paedophilia theme for:

It is not yet confirmed if this is an uncut version

BBFC
cut
X certsubmitted
125:00s
=120:00s
UK: Passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1961 cinema release
 v          Mark of the Devil - 1969 German horror by Michael Armstrong.


 X   Mark of the Devil

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  • Hexen bis aufs Blut gequält
  • Austria 1700
  • Brenn
  • Hexe
  • brenn
  • Burn
  • Witch
  • Burn
  • Hexen
  • Satan
Mark of the Devil is a 1969 German horror by Michael Armstrong.
With Herbert Lom, Udo Kier and Olivera Katarina. YouTube icon IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1971 cinema release and 1993 VHS which was withdrawn following police seizures. Less cut for 2003 DVD and finally uncut for 2013 Blu-ray/DVD.
Summary Review: Atmospheric Euro Horror

Udo Kier is a witch hunter apprentice to Herbert Lom. He believes strongly in his mentor and the ways of the church but loses faith when he catches Lom strangling Reggie Nalder to death for calling him impotent. Kier begins to see for himself that the witch trials are nothing but a scam of the church to rob people of their land, money, and other personal belongings of value and seduce beautiful big breasted women.

This film contains very strong graphic torture including a women's tongue being ripped out of her head, nuns being raped (in the opening credits), and lots of beatings.

Back in its day, this film was probably the most controversial movie ever made as it depicted the witch trials going on Europe during the darkest page of human existence.

The entire cast gives it their all and makes this film believable. The only hindrance is the dubbing, but for foreign horror film fans like me, dubbing just adds to the charm.

I was pleasantly surprised and got a much better film than I was expecting. If you're a fan of atmospheric Euro horror, don't believe all the bad hype as this film is a true gem.

Versions

uncut
uncut

18

MPAA R

MPAA
Unrated

96:34s
=92:42s
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence and torture with previous cuts waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

This Cheezy release has been widely criticised for poor sound quality and a washed out picture. It does however boast of including a vomit bag.
BBFC cut
38s
1892:04s UK: Passed 18 after some previous cuts were waived for:
  • 2003 Anchor Bay R2 DVD

The BBFC commented:

  • Cut required to scene of sexualised torture

The BBFC cuts were:

  • Nudity has been removed from the scene showing a partially naked girl (Gaby Fuchs) on the rack suffering also from her feet being branded
BBFC cut
4:27s
18 87:57s UK: Passed 18 after 4:27s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1993 Redemption VHS

Thanks to Vincenzo and Daniel Stillings. The BBFC cuts were:

  • At 37 mins - In scene where blonde is stretched on rack, remove all close shots of hands and fingers being tortured. [12s. Thumb screw torture suffered by Gaby Fuchs].
  • At 41 mins - Remove entire scene of blonde being tortured on rack, including shots of branding and all sight of breast nudity. [1:59s. Gaby Fuchs being stretched half naked on the rack and having her feet branded with hot
    irons].
  • At 48 mins - After man's pants are pulled down, remove scene of him forced on to bed of spikes, including screams, sight of blood from buttocks and blood on feet. [12s removed details of the Baron sitting on nails and having his feet whipped].
  • At 50 mins - After first appearance of complicated device, remove remaining sequence of removal of blonde woman's tongue, starting with sight of fitting contraption round her head, and including close shot of blood dripping from mouth. [55s]
  • At 64 mins - Remove all close shots of stiletto pushed into man's stomach as he is held against painting. [6s removed from torture of the puppeteer].
  • At 73 mins - After shot of man whipping body below screen, remove sight of shackled feet and striated back. [4s removed from the Baron being whipped on his back].
  • At 76 mins - Severely reduce sequence where bearded man attempts to rape woman thrown on bed, cutting just after first close shot of hand clutching sheet and before sight of bodice pulled down to give prominence to heaving breast. Resume on extreme close up of man's eyes. [59s removing most of Cumberland's (Herbert Lom) rape of the puppeteer's wife].
banned
banned

uncut
uncut

Section 3 seizure

pre-cert VHS

92:42s UK: Released uncut on pre-cert video for:
  • 1981 Intervision VHS
Intervision released this video uncut prior to the Video Recordings Act but it was rapidly withdrawn after police sezures. The video was seized subject to an Obscene Publications Act Section 3 Seizure Order
BBFC cut
cut
X certsubmitted
93:47s =90:02s
UK: A short version was passed X (18) after substantial BBFC cuts for:
  • 1971 cinema release

Thanks to Vincenzo. The BBFC cuts were:

  • Reel 1 - Drastically shorten the scene of women being burnt at the stake, removing all shots in which they appear to be in contact with the flames.
  • Reel 1 - Remove all shots of Albino piercing Vanessa's back with a sharp instrument, together with the sound of her cries.
  • Reel 2 - Remove all shots and sounds of Albino lashing Vanessa and sounds of her cries.
  • Reel 2 - Remove the shot of Deidre's bruised and bleeding hands when she is brought in by Albino.
  • Reel 3 - Remove the entire scene in which Deidre is seen and heard on the rack, and all shots of her hands being placed in the thumbscrews.
  • Reel 3 - Remove the whole of the second scene in which Deidre is seen and heard on the rack, with all shots and sounds of her feet being burned and shots of her feet afterwards.
  • Reel 3 - Remove the entire episode in which a young couple are seen making love in a bedroom and afterwards Albino and his henchmen break down the door, try to rape the girl, and stab the man.
  • Reel 3 - Remove all shots and sounds of the Baron being set upon a bed of spikes and flogged.
  • Reel 3 - Remove entire scene in which Deidre is tortured and her tongue is torn out, and all shots of her bleeding face and mouth afterwards.
  • Reel 4 - Drastically reduce the shots of the burning of Deidre. The scene should start after she has been hauled up when the man sets the torch to the faggots, and there should be no shots of her apparently in contact with the flames.
  • Reel 4 - Remove all shots and sounds of the Baron being tortured by thumbscrews or by having a fire lit under him.
  • Reel 4 - Remove all shots of the puppetmaster being stabbed in the stomach with a stiletto.
  • Reel 4 - Remove the incident in which a man is stabbed in the eye and shots of him holding his bleeding eye afterwards.
  • Reel 4 - Remove all shots and sounds of the rape of the puppetmaster's wife by Cumberland, stopping the scene as he chases her into the bedroom.
  • Reel 4 - Reel 5 - Remove all shots of the Baron when he is bound and screaming. Remove the flash shot of the Baron's head being severed and the shot of his body twitching afterwards.
  • Reel 4 - Remove the shot showing a dead man with a severed arm and bleeding stump.
  • Reel 4 - Remove all shots showing the spiked belt which is placed around Christian's waist, leaving only the suggestion that he is hung up and brutally killed in an unknown way.
 v   The Mark of Zorro - 1975 France / Spain action western romance by marius lesoeur (as james gartner), jesús franco


 X   The Mark of Zorro

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  • La marque de Zorro
The Mark of Zorro is a 1975 France / Spain action western romance by marius lesoeur (as james gartner), jesús franco
There are no censorship issues for this film
 v          Marked for Death - 1990 USA action crime thriller by Dwight H Little.


 X   Marked for Death

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Marked for Death is a 1990 USA action crime thriller by Dwight H Little.
With Steven Seagal, Basil Wallace and Keith David. YouTube icon IMDb

18 rated and cut by the BBFC for all versions until the 2013 Blu-ray which was passed 15 uncut

Thanks to Motorcycle Man. A trailer for Marked for Death had a throat chop cut which wasn't in the final film. The 1s BBFC cut was made in 1991 even though the trailer was 18 rated.

Summary Review: Favourite

Chicago DEA agent John Hatcher has just returned from Colombia, where his partner was killed in the line of duty by a drug dealer who has since been taken down. As a result of his partner's death, John has decided to retire, but his retirement may not be permanent.

The film has some terrific action sequences and set pieces, example being the shopping centre fight which really showcases Seagal's talents. This has excellent pacing as well as good location shoots. The score for Marked for Death is amazing, suiting the film so well, giving it the right sinister kind of atmosphere. The voodoo elements were cool, Screwface has to be one of the best villains and the twist at the end is unexpected.

Cutting Edge

Steven Seagal: A cutting Edge Special
Steven Seagal: The Complete Cuts

Versions

uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA R

93:15s
=89:31s
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, violence, drug use, nudity and sex references for:
  • 2013 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

BBFC cut
18s
18 89:09s UK: Passed 18 after about 18s of BBFC cuts with the arm break cut waived for:
  • 2003 20th Century Fox R2 DVD
  • 2001 20th Century Fox DVD

The cuts for this version are:

  • The night-time raid on Screwface's house in Jamaica has lost a neck break and then an arm-break (6 secs).
  • The end battle between Seagal and Screwface has been cut in two places - firstly a close-up of Seagal gouging out Screwface's eyes is missing (3 secs) and then a few seconds later a vicious back-break (9 secs) after the two have crashed through the stone wall.

The version showing on Sky TV is also cut (though slightly differently). The recent Channel 5 screening contains all of the above footage - on network television! - in exchange for a brief snip to the opening scene - a hand severing - which is present in the video version.

BBFC cut
22s
18 89:05s UK: P assed 18 after a further BBFC cut which now added up to 22s for:
  • 1999 20th Century Fox VHS
  • 1991 CBS/Fox VHS

The cuts for this version are:

  • The cinema cuts were replicated but implemented slightly differently.
  • The night-time raid on Screwface's house in Jamaica, which had already lost an arm break in the cinema cuts, loses an additional neck break
BBFC cut
8s
18 UK: Passed 18 after 8s of BBFC cuts for violence for:
  • 1990 cinema release

The cuts for this version are:

  • The fight in the department store between Seagal and the Jamaicans is missing an arm-break (3 secs).
  • The night-time raid on Screwface's house in Jamaica, has lost another arm-break (6 secs)- this occurs just before Seagal faces Screwface's twin brother.
  • The end battle between Seagal and Screwface has been cut in two places - firstly a close-up of Seagal gouging out Screwface's eyes is missing (3 secs) and then a few seconds later a vicious back-break (9 secs) after the two have crashed through the stone wall.
 v          Marketa Lazarova


 X   Marketa Lazarova

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Marketa Lazarova

There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

3s 15 cert158:40s 1967 Czech drama by Frantisek Vlácil

The BBFC cut 3s from the 2008 Second Run DVD: A cut was required to remove sight of a snake being stabbed and rearing up in pain

 v          Marmaduke


 X   Marmaduke

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Marmaduke

There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

BBFC
advised
cuts
U cert 84:29s Marmaduke is a 2010 US children's comedy by Tom Dey.
With Owen Wilson, Judy Greer and Lee Pace. IMDb

Passed U after BBFC advised category cuts were implemented for:

  • 2010 20th Century Fox R2 DVD
  • 2010 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

  • Company chose to remove a use of discriminatory language ('spaz') in order to achieve a U classification. An uncut 12A classification was available.

The Cuts were:

  • What a gargantuan spaz was replaced with : What a gargantuan klutz

Gavin Salkeld Adds:

The BBFC list this dialogue substitution in a red box on their website, which generally (I believe) means the cuts were made after formal submission.

The BBFC annual report wrongly claims the film was passed PG, and that the cuts were made following an advice screening (which would usually place the cuts in a yellow box on the film's database listing).

Either way, the UK edition is cut

 v          Maroc 7 - 1967 UK crime thriller by Gerry O'Hara.


 X   Maroc 7

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  • Marokko 7
Maroc 7 is a 1967 UK crime thriller by Gerry O'Hara.
Starring Gene Barry, Elsa Martinelli and Leslie Phillips. IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for 'A' rated cinema release in 1966. Running times suggest that PG rated home video releases are the same cut version.

Summary Notes

The lady of a top fashion magazine doubles as a jewel thief and becomes involved in Moroccan intrigue.

Versions

best available
category cuts
cut:
run: 90:44s
pal: 87:06s
sub: 91:10s
PG 1980

A pre 1970

UK: Presumably the cut cinema version was passed PG for moderate violence, mild sex references and smoking scenes:

UK: Passed A (PG) after BBFC category cuts:

  • 1966 cinema release
 v          Marquis de Sade's Justine - 1969 Italian horror by Jesus Franco.


 X   Marquis de Sade's Justine (1969)

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  • Marquis de Sade: Justine
  • Marquise de Sade's Justine
  • Justine and Juliet
  • Deadly Sanctuary
  • Justine
  • Justine ovvero le disavventure della virtù
Marquis de Sade's Justine is a 1969 Italian horror by Jesus Franco.
With Klaus Kinski, Romina Power and Maria Rohm. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb
A short version was cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release. It is uncut on home vide and is uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US
Summary Review : Pretty Tame

Justine tells the tale of two beautiful sisters, Juliette, an amoral nymphomaniac, and Justine, who seeks a life of chastity and virtue. Unfortunately for Justine, while her depraved sister finds nothing but success and happiness, she suffers constant despair and abuse, being raped, tortured, whipped, and accused of theft amongst umpteen other disasters during her turbulent young life.

This tale isn't bad, and fairly explicit, for the late 60's, but is still pretty tame, by today's standards. It has a weird appearance by Jack Palance, as a mad monk. Also, a limited appearance by the late Klaus Kinski.

Versions

uncut
uncut
run: 124:01s
pal: 119:03s
18

MPAA Unrated

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC cut
cut
cut:
run:
pal:
sub: 115:00s
X certUK: A short version was passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1971 cinema release titled Justine and Juliet
            The Marquis de Sade's Justine - 1977 UK/West Germany/Italy drama by Chris Boger See Cruel Passion
 v          Marriage 2.0 - 2015 USA romance by Paul Deeb.


 X   Marriage 2.0

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Marriage 2.0 is a 2015 USA romance by Paul Deeb.
Starring Nina Hartley, India Summer and Ryan Driller. IMDb

Billed as a crossover movie between hardcore and mainstream the film exists in 2 versions, a cut NC-17 rated version and an uncut Unrated version.
Summary Notes

Wander the Internet or your neighborhood and it's clear: throughout our culture, much of what was true 20 years ago is not necessarily the case now. Our relationships, romantic and otherwise, are in many ways beginning to reflect these new realities. Set against the vivid, natural beauty of Northern California and San Francisco, Marriage 2.0 follows a couple (India Summer and Ryan Driller) on their search for personal freedom, emotional and sexual bliss within the context of an honest and committed modern relationship. What makes Marriage 2.0 a different kind of relationship movie is its frankness; for all the pleasures of open relationships, jealousy and vulnerability do not magically disappear. This love letter to San Francisco - the cultural epicenter of the alternative relationship movement - suggests that the ideas of growth, novelty, and sexual adventure can exist within a millennial marriage. Marriage 2.0 tells a story both timely and universal.

Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
US: The uncut version is MPAA Unrated
mpaa cut
cut
MPAA NC-17US: Cut for an MPAA NC-17 rating for explicit sexual content and graphic nudity throughout.
 v          Mars


 X   Mars

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Mars

There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

5s 1886:51s 1998 release

A throwing star has been cut from the attack on the hero accompanying a female doctor.

 v          Marry Me - 2021 USA comedy romance by Kat Coiro.


 X   Marry Me

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Marry Me is a 2021 USA comedy romance by Kat Coiro.
Starring Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson and Chloe Coleman. IMDb

The film was original submitted and was rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some suggestive material/

The film was then edited and resubmitted prior to release, the film was then pass PG-13 for some language and suggestive material.

Summary Notes

A pop superstar is jilted by her rock-star fiancé moments before their wedding at Madison Square Garden, so she marries a random guy from the crowd instead.

 v   The Martian - 2015 USA action Sci-Fi adventure by Ridley Scott.


 X   The Martian

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The Martian is a 2015 USA action Sci-Fi adventure by Ridley Scott.
Starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig. Youtube link IMDb

Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended version, both 12 rated by the BBFC.

Extended Version

uncut
Extended Version
run: 151:14s
pal: 145:11s
12 cert

MPAA Unrated

UK: The Extended Edition was passed 12 uncut for infrequent strong language, injury detail for:
  • 2016 20th Century Fox Home Ent. RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 3rd October 2016
  • 2016 20th Century Fox Home Ent. R2 DVD at UK Amazon
Note though that a commentary track for the Extended Version was passed 15 so this would make the DVD/Blu-ray release 15 rated

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2016 20th Century Fox [Extended + Theatrical Versions] RA 4K Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2016 20th Century Fox [Extended + Theatrical Versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2016 20th Century Fox [Extended + Theatrical Versions] R1 DVD at US Amazon

Theatrical Version

uncut
Theatrical Version
run: 141:24s
pal: 135:45s
12 cert

12A cert

MPAA PG-13

UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 12A uncut for infrequent strong language, injury detail for:
  • 2016 20th Century Fox video
  • 2015 cinema release
 v          Martin - 1977 USA horror drama by George A Romero.


 X   Martin

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  • George A. Romero's Martin
Martin is a 1977 USA horror drama by George A Romero.
Starring John Amplas, Lincoln Maazel and Christine Forrest. IMDb
Always uncut but exists in 2 versions, the Original Version and Italian Version. The film was caught up in the video nasties panic and was seized by the authorities, without ever being listed on the official list.
Summary Notes

George Romero does for vampires what he has already done to zombies - an intense and realistic treatment that follows the exploits of Martin, who claims to be 84 years old, and who certainly drinks human blood. The boy arrives in Pittsburg to stay with his uncle, who promises to save Martin's soul and destroy him once he is finished, but Martin's loneliness finds other means of release.

Versions

BBFC uncut
Italian Version
18 90:49s

UK: The Re-edited Version/Italian Version was passed 18 uncut for strong language, bloody violence and sexualised violence for:
  • 2010 Arrow (Italian + Original Versions) R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2006 Fremantlemedia/Arrow video
BBFC uncut
Original Version
18

X

MPAA R

91:04s
UK: The Original Version was passed 18 uncut for: UK: Passed X (18) uncut for:
  • 1979 cinema release
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC uncutOriginal Version

banned
banned

Section 3 seizure90:48s

UK: The Original Version was released uncut on pre-cert video for:
  • 1982 Hello VHS

The video got caught up in the video nasties panic and was seized subject to an Obscene Publications Act Section 3 Seizure Order. However no prosecutions resulted and the video never made the official video nasties list.

 v          Martyrs


 X   Martyrs

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Martyrs

There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

95:10s 2008 France horror by Pascal Laugier

The BBFC passed the US Unrated Version 18 uncut for the 2009 Optimum DVD.

Note that there is an edited US R Rated version to avoid.

The uncut region 2 DVD is available at UK Amazon
The uncut UK Blu-ray is available at UK Amazon

The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon

            Marvel Avengers Assemble - 2012 USA action sci-fi by Joss Whedon. See The Avengers
 v          Mask - 1985 USA biography by Peter Bogdanovich.


 X   Mask

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  • Máscara
Mask is a 1985 USA biography by Peter Bogdanovich.
Starring Cher, Eric Stoltz and Sam Elliott. IMDb
The Theatrical Version was passed 15 by the BBFC for 1985 cinema release, VHS and 2003 DVD. The Director's Cut was passed 12 for 2018 Bu-ray.
Summary Notes

Rusty Dennis is the mother of Rocky, a seriously deformed but extremely intelligent and emotionally warm teenager. Rusty is a no-nonsense mother whose wild lifestyle is often at odds with her tenderness and protectiveness towards Rocky. She is determined that Rocky be given the same chances and happiness that everyone else takes for granted.

Versions

BBFC uncut
Director's Cut
12 121:27s

UK: The Director's Cut was passed 12 uncut for infrequent drug misuse, infrequent strong language for:

The Director's Cut print runs around 7 minutes longer and includes a scene where Rocky & Rusty sing around a bonfire, and the funeral of cyclist Red (his motorbike is buried beside him). It also replaces the Bob Seger songs with those of Bruce Springsteen that were originally intended.

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC uncut
Theatrical Version
15114:46s

UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for:
  • 2003 Universal Pictures (UK) [Alternate Distributor Change] video
  • 1985 CIC VHS
  • 1985 cinema release
 v          Masked Raider: Arcade Ace


 X   Masked Raider: Arcade Ace

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Masked Raider: Arcade Ace

There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

6s PG Cert20:41s 1996 release by David Frost
 v   The Masque of the Red Death - 1964 US/UK horror by Roger Corman.


 X   The Masque of the Red Death

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The Masque of the Red Death is a 1964 US/UK horror by Roger Corman.
With Vincent Price, Hazel Court and Jane Asher. Melon Farmers linkYouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for X rated UK cinema release. Separately cut for US theatrical release too. There also exists a cut extended version that is based on the cut US Theatrical Version but included additional material. All cuts were restored for a 2020 restoration which was released with a BBFC 15 rating in the UK.

Versions

BBFC uncut
Restored Version
run: 90:21s
pal: 86:44s
15

MPAA Unrated

UK: A Restored Version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, bloody images:

US: Cut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2020 Shout! Factory Vincent Price Collection [US Theatrical + Extended Version] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2020 Shout! Factory [US Theatrical + Extended Version] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2020 Shout! Factory Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

See article from denofgeek.com : Restoration

The new DVD/Blu-Ray is the first fully uncut, extended version of the film to be available. The irony, upon seeing the restored scenes, is how they actually feed into the surprisingly righteous conclusion of the film.

The film was hit with heavy censorship. In the U.S, the Catholic Legion of Decency sent a list of changes. The Legion of Decency bemoaned the Satanism and erotic costuming on the screen. Hazel Court's Juliana dedicates herself to the service of Satan and receives the ultimate payoff. While most of Juliana's satanic invocation was left in, censors wanted the word Alleluia removed. The U.S. version also censored the film's climax. When the Man in Red is talking with Prince Prospero, the dialogue was changed from Each man creates his own God for himself. His own Heaven -- his own Hell to Each man creates his own Heaven -- his own Hell.

Some of the cuts had nothing to do with blasphemous ideology. The tiny dancer Esmeralda is played on camera by young actor Verina Greenlaw, but her dialogue was dubbed over by an adult woman. One unsettling scene was removed from the U.S. version because it seemed Esmerelda's relationship with Hop Toad was more than friendship. Corman also cut nine frames from the scene where Francesca is stripped down and thrown into a bathtub because it gave the illusion of nudity. The removed frames ensured Asher's breasts would not appear on screen.

mpaa cut
cut
Extended Version

cut:
run: 88:39s
pal: 85:06s

15 cert

MPAA Unrated

UK: An edited US extended version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2007 Optimum R2 DVD
  • 2005 MGM R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1989 Warner VHS

US: Cut and MPAA Unrated for:

Cuts from IMDb:

  • The BBFC cuts have been restored but the print used is an edited US version which a shot of Francesca being slapped across the face by one of Prospero's soldiers
  • Also cut, Hop Toad telling the female dwarf that no one will ever hit her again.

However the extended version features:

  • an additional 20 seconds of dialogue in the scene between Price and Asher on the battlements of the castle
  • a 50 second scene in which Hop Toad tells the female dwarf that she will not be struck again, and the female dwarf implores Hop Toad to run away with her.
mpaa cut
cut
US Theatrical Version
cut:
run: 88m
pal: 84m
US: Cut in the US for theatrical release.

From IMDB. Cut in the US allegedly to appease the Catholic Legion of Decency, which eliminates the following:

  • a moment of blasphemy as Asher begs Price, in God's name, to spare her father and lover ('I beg of you mercy! Mercy in the name of God!') and, in response, is slapped in the face (Intact in the 2-disc German release). The 'in the name of God' portion was removed.
  • 1 second of nudity as Asher is thrown into the bathwater
  • The dialogue scene with Hop Toad telling the tiny Esmerelda that she will not be struck again was cut as it rather suggested that their relationship featured lots of suggestive touching, eg "Touched me with affection and love"
  • A dialogue was cut with Francesca describing a nightmare: A room, a black room with candles burning. It was full of death and destruction and evil.
  • A final shot of Prospero talking to a man shrouded in red saying: Each man creates his own God for himself. Presumably this was considered blasphemous

See pictorial cuts from movie-censorship.com

BBFC cut
cut
UK Theatrical Version
cut:
run:
pal:
sub: 89:57s
sub:
X certUK: Passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1964 UK cinema release

From cultmovieforums.com The BBFC cuts list was:

  • Reel 1 - Reduce shots of person on fire
  • Reel 1 - Reduce shots and dialogue showing Alfredo's interest in the female dwarf
  • Reel 2 - Remove all shots and dialogue in which Scarletti offers his wife to Prospero in return for admittance to the castle, and Prospero's reply "I have already had that doubtful pleasure"
  • Reel 2 - The whole scene in which Giuliana offers herself to the Devil should be removed
  • Reel 3 - Remove Giuliana's references to her conversion to Satanism, her forthcoming wedding to Satan and her loss of innocence
  • Reel 4 - Remove the whole scene in which Giuliana intones prayers to Satan and drinks from a chalice
  • Reel 4 - Remove the entire dream sequence
  • Reel 4 - Reduce to a flash the birds' attack on Guiliana, removing in particular all shots of her bloodstained throat, shoulders and chest
  • Reel 4 - Remove all shots of the "ape" struggling with a girl on the ground
  • Reel 9 - Reduce to a minimum shots of Alfredo (in the ape costume) catching fire and burning
 v          Massacre at Central High


 X   Massacre at Central High

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Massacre at Central High

There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

BBFC uncut1883:54s 1976 US drama by Rene Daalder.
With Derrel Maury, Andrew Stevens and Robert Carradine. IMDb

Passed 18 without cuts for:

  • 2004 Cornerstone R0 DVD
  • 1998 Sovereign VHS
  • 1987 Apex VHS
  • 1977 X rated cinema release

There is also an Italian Version with inserted softcore using different actors. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

            Massacre in Dinosaur Valley - 1985 Italy / Brazil action horror adventure by Michele Massimo Tarantini (as Michael E Lemick). See Cannibal Ferox II
 v          Massage Parlor Murders - 1973 USA crime mystery thriller by Chester Fox and Alex Stevens.


 X   Massage Parlor Murders

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Massage Parlor Murders is a 1973 USA crime mystery thriller by Chester Fox and Alex Stevens.
Starring George Spencer, Sandra Peabody and John Moser. IMDb

Not released in the UK. Exists in 2 variants in the US with a prologue being removed for a re-issue.
Promotional Material
A vicious serial killer is stalking the streets of New York City, murdering Times Square massage girls in a variety of brutal ways. It's up to a rogue detective team to solve the case as the body count continues to rise! Chock full of over the top sex and violence and complete with high speed car chase through Manhattan,

Versions

BBFC uncut
Massage Parlor Murders
MPAA
Unrated
79:56s US: The original version was uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2013 Vinegar Syndrome [Original + Reissue] R0 Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo titled Massage Parlor Murders at US Amazon
cut
shortened
Massage Parlor Hookers
MPAA
Unrated
73:18s US: A 6 minute prologue was removed for a reissued version for
  • 2013 Vinegar Syndrome [Original + Reissue] R0 Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo titled Massage Parlor Hookers at US Amazon
 v          Massage Parlour


 X   Massage Parlour

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  • Massagesalon Der Jungen Madchen
  • Massage Parlor '73
  • Salon Massage
Massage Parlour
There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~87:00s 1972 West Germany comedy adventure by Eberhard Schröder.
With Lukas Ammann, Felix Franchy and Elisabeth Volkmann. IMDb

The US release is uncut for:

From IMDb:

France, a reporter working from an international news agency, manages to be paid to visit all of Munich's massage parlors. He wants to find the whereabouts of Sonia, a personal masseuse with whom he experienced perfect bliss.

banned
banned
rejected Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1973 cinema release
 v          Masss - 2015 India by Venkat Prabhu.


 X   Masss

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Masss is a 2015 India by Venkat Prabhu.
Starring Suriya, Nayanthara and Parthiban. Youtube link IMDb

BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated 2015 cinema release.

Versions

BBFC cut
category cuts
1:41s
12A 150:57s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence after 1:41s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Cuts were made to remove and reduce moments of strong violence, including stabbings and a woman and a child being set on fire, in order to achieve a 12A classification. Cuts made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. A 15 uncut was available.
 v   The Master - The Master is a1992 Hong Kong/US action film by Hark Tsui.


 X   The Master

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  • Huang Fei Hong jiu er zhi long xing tian xia
  • Long xing tian xia
  • Jet Li: Dragon Fighter II
The Master is a The Master is a1992 Hong Kong/US action film by Hark Tsui.
With Jet Li, Wah Yuen and Crystal Kwok. YouTube icon IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1998. Uncut and 18 rated since 2005 DVD. There's a shortened US version with an MPAA R rating.
Summary Review: Jet Li comes to America

Uncle Tak, the old martial-arts master has problems with his former student Jonny who wants to kill his old master to show everyone who the real master is. Uncle Tak wants Jet Li, his best student, to come over from China to help. Jet is not familiar with the American way of life, but knows how to fight.

The film is played out mainly as comedy but is a bit slow and only really gets serious in the final 20 minutes. Jet Li is as good as he always is in the fight sequences.

Original Version

uncut
uncut
run: 92:38s
pal: 88:56s
18UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence after pervious BBFC cuts waived for:
  • 2020 88 Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2012 Cine-Asia R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2005 Contender/ UK Hong Kong Legends Collectors Edition R2 DVD
BBFC cut
cut
cut: 11s
run: 92:28s
pal: 88:46s
18UK: Passed 18 after 11s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1998 MIA VHS

The cuts were:

  • Knuckledusters, chainsticks & butterfly knives just cannot be seen by those sensitive Brits. It doesn't really matter whether they are being used or not

US Version

cut
shortened
cut: ~4:00s
run: 88m
pal: 84m
MPAA RUS: The 2002 Dimension release was shortened for reasons of pace

From IMDb. The following scenes were cut from the US version:

The opening scene, in which Anna fights a gymnastics student. A scene of Anna being banned from gymnastics school. A scene of Jet walking through Los Angeles is cut slightly. Also, acoustic guitar music replaces the original, more somber score, changing the intentions of the scene significantly. A scene in which Jet, after the clinic is raided, finds Anna beaten up.

 v   The Master of Disguise


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The Master of Disguise

There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

7s PG Cert76:55s 2002 US comedy by Perry Andelin Blake

The 2002 cinema version and 2003 DVD were similarly cut by the BBFC. Company chose to remove dangerous imitable technique, a series of head butts, to gain a PG category. A "12A" uncut was available to the distributor.

The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon

 v          Master with Cracked Fingers


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  • The Cub Tiger from Kwangtung
  • Snake Fist Fighter
  • Guang dong xiao lao hu
Master with Cracked Fingers
There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

BBFC uncut
International Version
15 cert 78:30s 1971 Hong Kong action comedy by Mu Zhu.
With Jackie Chan, Siu Tien Yuen and Dean Shek. IMDb

The International Version was passed 15 without cuts for:

  • 2007 Film 2000 R2 DVD titled Snake fist Fighter
  • 2001 Film 2000 R2 DVD titled Master with Cracked Fingers
  • 1987 VPD VHS titled Master with Cracked Fingers

The International Version is a variant of the English Version of the 1979 re-cut but was shortened via deleted plot scenes. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

English Version 83:07s The English Language Version is a variant of the Asian Version 1979 re-cut but with a different final fight

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

Asian Version 81:40s Following the success of Jackie Chan, the film was substantially re-cut in 1979 to produced the Asian Version See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com
uncut
uncut
Original Version
15 cert 85:09s
=81:45s
The Original Version was passed 15 uncut for:
  • 2007 DVD.Com/Showbox R2 titled The Cub Tiger from Kwangtung via UK Amazon
 v          Masterminds - 2015 USA action crime comedy by Jared Hess.


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Masterminds is a 2015 USA action crime comedy by Jared Hess.
Starring Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis. Youtube link IMDb

Two different versions were submitted to the MPAA prior to release.

Both were rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, some language and violence.

Summary Notes

A night guard at an armored car company in the Southern U.S. organizes one of the biggest bank heists in American history.

            Mastizaade - 2015 India film by Milap Zaveri. See Banned International: Mastizaade
            Mathilde - 2017 Russia historical biography by Aleksey Uchitel. See Banned International: Mathilde
 v   The Matriarch


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The Matriarch

There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

31s 1884:52s 1995 release by Luca Bercovici
 v   The Matrix - 1999 USA / Australia action Sci-Fi film by Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski.


 X   The Matrix

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The Matrix is a 1999 USA / Australia action Sci-Fi film by Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski.
Starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne and Carrie-Anne Moss. YouTube icon IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for a 15 rated cinema and home video release. Uncut since 2006. Uncut in the US
Summary Notes

Thomas A. Anderson is a man living two lives. By day he is an average computer programmer and by night a hacker known as Neo. Neo has always questioned his reality, but the truth is far beyond his imagination. Neo finds himself targeted by the police when he is contacted by Morpheus, a legendary computer hacker branded a terrorist by the government. Morpheus awakens Neo to the real world, a ravaged wasteland where most of humanity have been captured by a race of machines that live off of the humans' body heat and electrochemical energy and who imprison their minds within an artificial reality known as the Matrix. As a rebel against the machines, Neo must return to the Matrix and confront the agents: super-powerful computer programs devoted to snuffing out Neo and the entire human rebellion.

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YouTube Quick Trims The Matrix
Video detailing the cuts to The Matrix

Versions

uncut
uncut
15 Certificate

MPAA R

130:39s UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong fantasy violence with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

As with channel 5 the Sky movies version of The Matrix not only featured all the removed head butts, but the much talked about "mouse cyber sex scene".

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

BBFC cut
category cuts
10s
15 Certificate 130:29s UK: Passed 15 after 10s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1999 Warner R2 DVD
  • 1999 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were to remove 8 headbutts to tone the film down from 18 to a requested 15. Thanks to Draven for the suggested layout: the cut shots are shown in bold:

  1. Fight sequence where the rebel leader, Morpheus (Larry Fishborne), is captured. The scene starts with Morpheus landing on top of Agent Smith in the bathroom. after which they introduce themselves to one another. Smith then squeezes Morpheus's knuckles as he moves Morpheus's hands away from his neck. Morpheus then headbutts him as this is all he can do. After this, Smith grabs him by the collar and simultaneously headbutts him three times in a row after which he punches him in the chest. This throws Morpheus back against the wall behind as per the shitty British version.
  2. Fight scene with Neo in the train station. Towards the beginning of the fight, there is a shot where Agent Smith kicks Neo which makes him float sideways in the air and then punches him into the wall. Neo gets up after kicking away Smith. He then attacks Smith via punching him in a cool martial arts manner . As this is happening, agent smith locks Neo by both his arms and headbutts him twice.
  3. Later in the same fight scene. After Neo is hurled away into the air after one of Agent Smith's punches at which point he spits out blood (both in the scene and in his chair), he gets up and entices Smith towards him via hand gestures. after this he trades punches with Smith and then reverses the arm block back to Smith and headbutts him twice in much the same way that had been done to him a little earlier. Neo then punches Smith in the chin and does the four cool kicks in the air and chokes Smith when he sticks his fingers out into his throat when his punch is blocked.

Cinema version should theoretically be the same as the video version but as Dave points out:

I can confirm that The Matrix played uncut in several regions of the North West in England and in some cases with different scenes. In the Furness region in Cumbria North of England there was an additional scene when Neo stumbles upon Mouse doing some inventive programming on 'The Woman in Red' by making her breasts bigger in his software program on screen for better 'Cyber sex' manipulation.

This scene was deleted in all international versions (including the R rated print) and runs about 15 seconds with dialogue, but for some strange reason was included in our region's showing along with the 10 seconds of headbutts and violence. This had been confirmed by several friends who saw the film at that time. I also viewed The matrix in Manchester and it played the uncut R print minus the Cyber sex scene.

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

The showing on Channel 5 (May 2003) had these fight scenes restored.

            Matrix Reloaded - 2003 USA / Australia action Sci-Fi film by Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski (as The Wachowski Brothers) See Banned International: Matrix Reloaded
 v          Mausoleum - 1983 USA horror by Michael Dugan.


 X   Mausoleum

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  • Mausoléu
Mausoleum is a 1983 USA horror by Michael Dugan.
Starring Marjoe Gortner, Bobbie Bresee and Norman Burton. IMDb
Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating and this version was then passed 18 by the BBFC for VHS. Released uncut in the US in 2019 and is MPAA Unrated.

Summary Notes

Traumatized by her mother's death, young Susan is becoming possessed by the same demon that possessed her mother before she died. More and more her husband and psychiatrist are noticing the strange changes...

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA Unrated 96:58s
=93:05s
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
cut
R rated Version

18

MPAA R

91:39s

UK: The R rated version was passed 18 without further BBFC cuts:
  • 2004 Cornerstone R0 DVD
  • 1998 Sovereign Multi-Media VHS
  • 1987 Apex Distribution VHS

IMDb notes that there cuts are in some releases to a scene showing a 'head blowing'.

            Mawlana - 2016 Egypt mystery drama by Magdy Ahmed Aly. See Banned International: Mawlana
 v          Max Payne - 2008 Canada / USA action crime mystery by John Moore.


 X   Max Payne

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Max Payne is a 2008 Canada / USA action crime mystery by John Moore.
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis and Beau Bridges. IMDb

Exists as a Theatrical PG-13 rated version and an MPAA Unrated Harder Cut. Both versions were passed 15 uncut by the BBFC.
Summary Notes

Three years ago, NYPD detective Max Payne's wife and baby were murdered. Max gets himself transferred to the cold case office where he can continue searching for the killer who got away. He's a loner, but two people reach out to him during a fateful week: Alex, his ex-partner who may have found a clue, and BB, the security chief at the pharmaceutical company where Max's wife worked. Meanwhile, bodies are piling up, some as a result of a drug on the street that is highly addictive and, for many who take it, brings hideous hallucinations. When one of the bodies is a woman Payne was the last to see alive, her sister comes looking for him armed to the teeth; Max must move fast.

Versions

uncut
Harder Cut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

98:42s UK: The Harder Cut version was passed 15 uncut for: US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
cut Theatrical Version

15 cert

MPAA PG-13

95:41s UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 15 for strong violence without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 2009 Twentieth Century Fox video
  • 2008 cinema release

US: The Theatrical Version was cut for an MPAA PG-13 rating

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

 v          Max Steel - 2016 UK / USA action Sci-Fi adventure by Stewart Hendler.


 X   Max Steel

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Max Steel is a 2016 UK / USA action Sci-Fi adventure by Stewart Hendler.
Starring Ben Winchell, Josh Brener and Maria Bello. IMDb

The film was rated MPAA PG-13 for some sci-fi action violence but the MPAA notes that the producers will appeal the rating, presumably seeking a PG.

In fact the appeal was turned down and the movie stays PG-13 rated...

 v          Maximum Overdrive


 X   Maximum Overdrive

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Maximum Overdrive

There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

BBFC
uncut

MPAA
12s

18

MPAA
R

93:57s 1986 US horror by Stephen King

No BBFC cuts to the 1987 cinema release nor videos/DVDs from 1987 to 2008. The cut US R Rated Theatrical Version was submitted in all cases

From cuts details on IMDb : There are three moments adding up to twelve seconds of footage missing from the final version of Maximum Overdrive. The footage was removed to avoid an X rating (due to the available rating system and standards of 1986). The removed shots were:

  • Six Seconds of the Dixie Boy shoot out.
  • Three seconds of the steam roller running over the boy.
  • Three seconds of the salesman's face falling into his lap.
 v          Maximum Risk - 1996 USA action crime adventure by Ringo Lam.


 X   Maximum Risk

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  • Bloodstone
  • The Exchange
Maximum Risk is a 1996 USA action crime adventure by Ringo Lam.
Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Natasha Henstridge and Jean-Hugues Anglade. Melon Farmers linkYouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb
Uncut by the BBFC for cinema release but cut for VHS and DVD. UK Blu-ray releases seem to be uncut though. Uncut in the US
Summary Notes

A policeman takes his twin brother's place and inherits his problems and a beautiful girlfriend. He is forced to kickbox his way from France to the U.S. and back while playing footsie with the FBI and Russian mafia. Not just muscles with a badge, the policeman must find the answers to some tough questions, none harder than what the heck is an accordion player doing in a sauna.

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Cutting Edge: Maximum Risk
See Maximum Risk cuts on YouTube
By Gavin Salkeld

Versions

uncut
uncut
run: 100:50s
pal: 96:48s
No Cert

18

MPAA R

UK: Released uncut for:

The UK Blu-ray is reported by www.dvdcompare.net as uncut despite not being resubmitted to the BBFC.

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

  • 1996 cinema release

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

VOD:

BBFC cut
cut
cut: 9s
run: 100:16s
pal: 96:15s
18UK: Passed 18 after 9s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1998 Columbia/TriStar R2 DVD
  • 1997 Columbia/TriStar VHS
  • 1996 cinema release

The 9s of BBFC cuts were:

  • The street fight in the alley between Mikhail (Jean-Claude Van Damme) and some Russian thugs loses a close-up shot of a flick knife being opened, as well as an arm break by knee, and a Russian thug's head been smashed through a car window.
  • A chop to the throat trimmed as car door is opened
  • A wrist-snapping removed from fight in house with thug.
  • 2 close-ups of knife stabbing missing from fight in the Bank's elevator.
 v          Maximum Security


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Maximum Security

There are no censorship issues for this film

Versions

3s 1884:18s 1997 release by Fred Olen Ray
 v          Maya The Bee: The Golden Orb - 2021 Germany / Australia animation adventure by Noel Cleary


 X   Maya The Bee: The Golden Orb

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  • Maya the Bee 3: The Golden Orb
Maya The Bee: The Golden Orb is a 2021 Germany / Australia animation adventure by Noel Cleary
Starring Benson Jack Anthony, Frances Berry and Christian Charisiou BBFC link 2020 IMDb
The BBFC originally rated the film PG uncut for 2021 cinema release but the distributors preferred a cut U version.

Summary Notes

When Maya, a headstrong little bee, and her best friend Willi, rescue an ant princess they find themselves in the middle of an epic bug battle that will take them to strange new worlds and test their friendship to its limits.

Versions

BBFC cut
advised
category
cuts
run: 88m
pal: 84m
UUK: A pre-cut version was passed U very mild threat, violence, rude humour:
  • 2021 cinema release

Thanks to Scott:

The cuts were to remove use of 'crap', a no-no at U.
BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 88m
pal: 84m
PGUK: Passed PG uncut for mild bad language:
  • 2021 cinema release not released as distributors preferred a cut U rated release
 v          Mayhem - 2017 USA action horror by Joe Lynch.


 X   Mayhem

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Mayhem is a 2017 USA action horror by Joe Lynch.
Starring Steven Yeun, Samara Weaving and Steven Brand. IMDb

Previously MPAA R rated for bloody violence, pervasive language, some sexuality/nudity and drug use but the producers surrendered the R rating and decided to go MPAA Unrated.
The MPAA noted:

THE "R" RATING FOR THE FILM "MAYHEM" (C.A.R.A. CERTIFICATE NUMBER 50802, BULLETIN NO. 2494 (9/20/17) HAS BEEN SURRENDERED. THIS FILM IS UNRATED AS OF 9/29/17.

 v   The Maze Runner - 2014 USA action Sci-Fi mystery by Wes Ball.


 X   The Maze Runner

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The Maze Runner is a 2014 USA action Sci-Fi mystery by Wes Ball.
Starring Dylan O'Brien, Will Poulter and Kaya Scodelario. YouTube icon IMDb

BBFC category cuts were implemented for a 12A rated 2014 cinema release and for the DVD/Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.
Summary Notes

A group of boys, with no memories of their past lives, must escape a massive maze infested with deadly creatures.

Versions

uncut
uncut
run: 113:26s
pal: 108:54s
15 cert

MPAA PG-13

UK: Passed 15 uncut for intense scenes, strong threat, violence for:

Thanks to Braintree. It seems that the uncut version is just being given a restricted release on Steelbook Blu-ray at HMV.

US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for thematic elements and intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, including some disturbing images for:

BBFC cut
category cuts
cut: 43s
run: 112:36s
pal: 108:06s
12 cert

12A

Amazon
Amazon

UK: Passed 12/12A for intense scenes, threat, violence after 43s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 Twentieth Century Fox RB Blu-ray
  • 2015 Twentieth Century Fox R2 DVD
  • 2014 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Distributor chose to remove or reduce moments of threat, violence and injury detail in order to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available.

Thanks to SportStackerOctober who notes that despite being labeled with a 15 rating, the version screened on Amazon Prime is the cut 12 rated version:

  • 2020 Amazon Prime VoD

See article from movie-censorship.com . There were 16 BBFC cuts totalling 43s:

  • Several cuts to the sight of an unpleasant infection
  • Several cuts to tone attacks by the scary Griever creatures.
  • Several cuts to dead bodies and an autopsy
 v          Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials - 2015 USA action Sci-Fi thriller by Wes Ball.


 X   Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

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Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials is a 2015 USA action Sci-Fi thriller by Wes Ball.
Starring Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario and Thomas Brodie-Sangster. Youtube link IMDb

BBFC advised category cuts were made for a 12A rated 2015 cinema release and 2015 12 rated home video labelled as the UK Version. Also passed 15 uncut for home video as the International version.
Summary Notes

In this next chapter of the epic "Maze Runner" saga, Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD's vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.

Versions

BBFC uncut
International Version
run: 131:32s
pal: 126:16s
15

Netflix

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong threat, violence and noted as the International Version.

The 15 rated uncut version has a restricted release on a HMV exclusive steelbook Blu-ray

May 2020. Netflix are screening the uncut 15 rated version.

BBFC cut

UK Version
BBFC advised
category
cuts

cut: 41s
run: 130:41s
pal: 125:27s
12 cert

12A

UK: The cut UK Version was passed 12 for frequent moderate threat, violence after BBFC advised category cuts were made for:

UK: [2D + 3D formats] passed 12A for frequent moderate threat, violence after BBFC advised category cuts were made for:

  • 2015 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

This work was originally seen for advice. 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 some changes. The company was advised:

  • to reduce moments of threat and horror involving zombie-like characters [Cranks], and
  • to reduce the focus on injury in a scene in which a man [Marcus] is beaten for information.

When the film was formally submitted, changes had been made and, consequently, the film was passed 12A.

The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials received 21 complaints in 2015. The BBFC commented in its 2015 Annual Report:

There were 21 complaints about violence and threat in The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials. Scenes include gangs of people operating in a lawless environment, and infected zombie-like people attacking other characters.

The distributor sought advice on how to secure the classification it was aiming to achieve. The BBFC advised that the film was likely to receive a 15 certificate but a 12A classification could be achieved by making some changes, including reducing moments of threat and horror involving zombie-like characters, and reducing the focus on injury in a scene in which a man is beaten for information. When the film was formally submitted for classification, these changes had been made and, consequently, the film is within the Guidelines at 12A where moderate physical and psychological threat is permitted, as long as horror sequences are not too frequent or sustained and the overall tone is not disturbing.

See article from movie-censorship.com . 17 cuts were made via cuts, replacement or reframing, adding up to 41s of missing material

 v          Maze Runner: The Death Cure - 2018 USA action Sci-Fi thriller by Wes Ball.


 X   Maze Runner: The Death Cure

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  • Maze Runner: La Cura Mortal
Maze Runner: The Death Cure is a 2018 USA action Sci-Fi thriller by Wes Ball.
Starring Rosa Salazar, Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Dylan O'Brien. IMDb
BBFC advised category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2018. The film was passed 12 uncut for home video. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.
Summary Notes

In the epic finale to The Maze Runner Saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary last city, a WCKD controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get the answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze. Will Thomas and the crew make it out alive? Or will Ava Paige get her way?

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 143:40s
pal: 137:55s
12 cert

MPAA PG-13

UK: The International Version was passed 12 uncut for moderate violence, threat, language for:
Note that disk extras for the 2018 home video release have been cut with 20s of bad language missing from the gag reel to avoid a 15 rating.

Somewhat unusually the home video release appears uncut at the same age rating as the cut cinema version. The cuts for the cinema version were not made for specific violent scenes, just for overall scariness. Perhaps the BBFC felt that the film is not so scary on the small screen and so the cinema cuts were not required.

Thanks to Stuart who suggests that maybe the cuts were made thinking of the under 12s at a cinema screening who are allowed if accompanied by adults. The 12 rating for home video does not consider under 12s.

And thanks to Jon who suggests that it's more to do with the aural experience of a film in a cinema, compared to watching it on TV at home. The violence won't seem quite as visceral or shocking in a home setting.

cut
cut
cut:
run: 143m
pal: 137m
Amazon
Amazon
UK : Thanks to SportStackerOctober who notes that this UK Amazon Video is not uncut; a shot is missing of a Crank running towards the heroes during the tunnel scene around 25 minute.
BBFC cut
BBFC advised
category cuts \
cut:
run: 141:35s
pal: 135:55s
12AUK: 2D and 3D UK cinema version was passed 12A for moderate violence, threat, language after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:
  • 2018 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • This work was originally seen for advice. 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 some changes. The company was advised to reduce moments of threat and 'horror' involving zombie-like characters. When the film was formally submitted, changes had been made and, consequently, the film was passed 12A.

The BBFC commented further in its 2015 Annual Report: :

We advised the distributor that in order for the film to achieve the requested 12A, they needed to make reductions to a sequence in which zombies attack a group. The scene included a focus on people being threatened by zombies and several impactful shootings.


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