Mob War is a 1989 USA action crime film by J Christian Ingvordsen. With Jake LaMotta, Johnny Stumper and David Henry Keller.
Cut by the BBFC for 1991 VHS. Cuts waived for 2004 DVD. Uncut in the US
When the New York City police disrupt a big cocaine deal, the TV news reporters find John Falcone, a local mobster, nearby. They ask some tough questions, and Falcone decides he needs a public relations man to help
burnish his image. He hires Todd Barrett, and he keeps Barrett in line with generous helpings of cocaine. Meanwhile, Falcone's unorthodox, violent, and sadistic methods get him cross-wise with Don Ricci, the boss. A mob war may break out. When Todd's
wife is endangered, can the flack attack back at the racketeers?
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence, language and drug use with previous cuts waived for:
Modesty Blaise is a 1966 UK action crime comedy by Joseph Losey. Starring Monica Vitti, Terence Stamp and Dirk Bogarde.
Uncut in the UK for cinema release and VHS but the DVD release was cut for
Modesty Blaise, a secret agent whose hair color, hair style, and mod clothing change at a snap of her fingers is being used by the British government as
a decoy in an effort to thwart a diamond heist. She is being set up by the feds but is wise to the plot and calls in sidekick Willie Garvin and a few other friends to outsmart them. Meanwhile, at his island hideaway, Gabriel, the diamond thief has his
own plans for Blaise and Garvin.
UK: Passed 12 after 2s of compulsory BBFC cuts:
2010 Second Sight R2 DVD
The BBFC commented:
Cut required to remove sight of a horse being tripped and made to fall forwards as it runs along. Cut made in line with BBFC Guidelines and policy in relation to animal cruelty.
The film consists of a series of travelogue-vignettes providing glimpses into cultural practices throughout the world intended to shock or surprise the mostly Western film audience, including
an insect banquet and a memorable look at a practising South Pacific cargo cult. Mondo Cane's shock-exploitation-documentary style was the inspiration for numerous imitations, including Shocking Asia and the Faces of Death series of movies.
was nominated for the Palme d'Or, the highest prize given to a competing film at the Cannes Film Festival.
The Money Pit is a 1986 USA comedy by Richard Benjamin. Starring Tom Hanks, Shelley Long and Alexander Godunov.
BBFC category cuts were required for a PG rated 1986 cinema release. It was
passed 15 uncut for the follow up VHS and later passed 12 uncut for 2016 home video. Uncut and PG rated in the US.
Walter Fielding and Anna Crowley have to start looking for a new
house- but there's not much they can afford! This soon changes when they meet a lonely old con artist who sells them a beautiful mansion at a ridiculously low price. Only there's a catch. The second they move into the house it falls apart, starting with
the stairway collapsing to the bathtub falling through the floor to eventually the chimney falling into the house! Finally, they have to renovate the house before the frame collapses but the renovations also prove to be a disaster.
UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate sex, sex references, infrequent moderate bad language for:
I mongoli is a 1961 Italy/France action adventure drama by André De Toth, Leopoldo Savona... With Jack Palance, Anita Ekberg and Antonella Lualdi.
Cut by the BBFC for an A rated 1963 cinema release. Uncut in the US
Genghis Khan and his Mongol army invade Poland and lay siege to the city of Cracow. The Polish king tries to make peace
in order to save his city, and Genghis Khan seems amenable to that. However, his son Ogotai is itching for war, and his mistress eggs him on to defy his father and take the city.
Monique is a 1970 UK comedy romance by John Bown. Starring David Sumner, Joan Alcorn and Sibylla Kay.
Cut by the BBFC for 1970 cinema release. No BBFC cuts were required for 18
rated 1994 VHS and then 15 rated 2016 DVD.
Monique (Sibylla Kay) is a French au pair who goes to work for Jean (Joan Alcorn) and her husband Bill (David Summer). She takes time to care
for the children before getting to know husband and wife intimately. Bill soon notices his wife has becomes more sexually aroused. After Bill sleeps with Monique, he comes home one day to discover the two women in bed together in this flesh feature.
UK: An unknown version was passed 15 uncut for strong sex for:
Monkey Shines is a 1988 USA Sci-Fi horror thriller
by George A Romero.
IMDb notes that pre-release versions allegedly contained a bizarre brain surgery scene, as well as several abusive scenes involving the small monkey, Ellie. Although the scenes were all staged and no animals were
harmed in the making of the movie, the filmmakers decided it would be better to simply leave them out to avoid conflicts. There were no censorship issues with the resulting version.
The Monster Club is a 1981 UK comedy horror by Roy Ward Baker. With Vincent Price, Donald Pleasence and John Carradine.
The cinema release was cut for an A rating. All home video releases are 15 uncut
A writer of horror stories is invited to a "monster club" by a mysterious old gentleman. There, three gruesome stories are told to him; between each story some musicians play their songs. In
the end, it's recognized he's the greatest monster of all.
Monster from the Unknown World is a 1961 Italy action romance by Antonio Leonviola (as Leonviola). With Gordon Mitchell, Chelo Alonso and Vira Silenti.
Cut by the BBFC for 1964 cinema release. Uncut in the US
Strongman Maciste must battle the one-eyed Cyclops monster that is ravaging the land of Sadok, while at the same time fending off
the advances of the evil Queen Capys, who wants to do a little ravaging of her own.
Monster's Ball is a 2001 US drama by Marc Forster. With Billy Bob Thornton, Halle Berry and Taylor Simpson.
In the US the Theatrical Version was cut for an MPAA R rating. This was 15
rated in the UK. The Director's Cut is the uncut version and is MPAA Unrated in the US and was again 15 rated in the UK.
Set in the Southern United States, 'Monster's
Ball' is a tale of a racist white man, Hank, who falls in love with a black woman named Leticia. Ironically Hank is a prison guard working on Death Row who executed Leticia's husband. Hank and Leticia's interracial affair leads to confusion and new ideas
for the two unlikely lovers.
Monster's Ball How the film avoided the box office death
sentence of an MPAA NC-17 rating.
UK: The Unrated Version/Director's
Cut was passed 18 uncut for:
Writing in their 2002 annual report, the BBFC commented:
The award-winning US film Monster's Ball contained at least one sex scene which might have justified an '18' certificate had it occurred in a film
offering sexual thrills as the primary pleasure. Carefully placed in a serious and moving drama, and clearly intended to provide insight into the characters involved, their emotional states and their complex relationship, the scene was judged to be
acceptable in the context of the film as a whole at certificate '15'.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a 1974 UK comedy by Terry Gilliam. With Graham Chapman, John Cleese and Eric Idle.
BBFC category cuts were made for an A rated 1975 cinema release. Uncut and
15 rated for home video until 2006 when the category was reduced to 12 uncut, at least for commentary variants. Uncut and PG rated in the US.
This version restores the dialogue edits for the A certificate cinema release and restores the missing 24 seconds:
The running time is inconsistent between releases by about 2
minutes. This is dependent on whether the mock intro, "Dentist on the Job" is prefixed to the film or not.
Variations: Outro Thanks to Daniel:
There are also variations to the end of the film. After the titles
the screen goes blank (or reverts to an image of a curtain). The police then turn up to arrest everyone and the camera runs out of film. This is omitted from some versions.
with intro 87:59s
Without intro submitted 89:42s =86:07s
UK: The cut
Cinema Version was passed 15 without further cuts for:
1988 Film & Video VHS
From IMDb. Although the certificate was raised to 15 the dialogue cuts for the cinema 'A' by mistake weren't actually reinstated.
UK: Passed A after BBFC cuts for:
1975 cinema release
From IMDb. The BBFC cut the 1975 cinema release for an A certificate. The initial cuts list was:
Reel 1: In the fight between the black and green knights remove the blood gush from the knight being stabbed through the visor
Reel 2: Remove repeated uses of Jesus Christ .
Reel 2: Remove the sight of blood gushing from
historian AJP Taylor' s neck after having his throat cut
Reel 3: Dialogue cuts to Zoot's use of the phrase the oral sex.
Reel 3: Dialogue cuts to remove the sister saying 'shit'
Reel 4: A close up of blood on bride's
The Distributors negotiated about the cuts and the final cuts were:
Reel 1: In the fight between the black and green knights remove the blood gush from the knight being stabbed through the visor
Reel 2: Remove repeated uses of Jesus Christ . (Implemented via overdubbing)
Reel 2: Remove the
sight of blood gushing from historian AJP Taylor' s neck after having his throat cut
The producers submitted an initial script to the BBFC for advice and were informed that the script would likely result in an X (18) rating. The producers duly toned down the script.
There is a famous letter published on the internet that outlines the first position in a sequence of behind the scenes negotiations between the BBFC and the producers. At an advice screening, a BBFC examiner suggested that the
submitted film would be AA but could be cut for an A as follows:
Lose as may shits as possible
Take Jesus Christ out, if possible
Lose I fart in your general direction
Lose the oral sex
Lose oh, fuck off
Lose We make castanets out of your
A letter from Stephen Murphy also reveals that the BBFC were not impressed with the argument that because Monty Python was shown on TV then this somehow correlated to an 'A' certificate being appropriate.
Murphy also said that bloody humour was not
affective n one or two places and that the BBFC was less than enchanted about the funny Frenchman.
He also ticked off the film makers for the use of 'Jesus Christ'. He noted:
The repetition of 'Jesus Christ in
the film seems to us unnecessary. There is good evidence that this does distress people who would otherwise enjoy the film.
At this stage the producers agreed to:
Lose the shits, take the odd Jesus
Christ out and lose Oh fuck off, but to retain 'fart in your general direction', castanets of your testicles and 'oral sex' and ask him for an A rating on that basis.
Unfortunately nothing further was reported on the
negotiations which clearly resulted in a compromise quite different to that outlined in the early exchange .
The Missing 24s
Unrelated to the BBFC negotiations the producers also decided to
delete a scene which has become known as the Missing 24s:
I n the scene where the heroic knights come across a castle full of nubile women: When the girl states that her sister has lit the beacon that is
grail shaped, my Paramount print goes on to say that they should all be spanked as punishment. The Paramount print has several shots along the following lines before the line "You should spank us all" The girl stating that "that was a good chance for a
pussy gag" The knight saying that "he's glad this will/won't be cut" A shot of the crowd shouting "Get on with it" and God shouting "Get on With it".
In the third series, the BBC started making some fairly ridiculous censorship decisions . A battle over one particular sketch saw all six Pythons in a heated argument with the head
of comedy. We fought them for the right to say 'masturbation' .
Did they say it? It was cut out. We recorded it. It was the man in the Summarise Proust Competition whose hobbies were strangling animals, golf and
masturbating. They just cut the word, so you had: My hobbies are strangling animals, golf... short pause, huge laugh... So what was so funny about golf?
Life of Brian is a 1979 UK comedy by Terry Jones. Starring Graham Chapman, John Cleese and Michael Palin.
Passed AA uncut by the BBFC for 1979 cinema release. Some local authorities
overruled the BBFC rating and banned the cinema release in their areas. Passed 15 uncut for home video. Later the BBFC rating was reduced to 12A for 2019 cinema release.
Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US. Banned from 1979 cinema release in Ireland,
Singapore and Norway.
Hugely controversial at the time, the subject matter of The Life of Brian was considered strictly taboo in 1979, and even today it can still rattle a few cages, but ultimately the Python team all shared the same conviction
that they were not poking fun at religion (or Jesus) per se, but at the people who blindly follow and misunderstand. In this way, The Life Of Brian became not just a comedy classic, but a ground-breaking movie that pushed the barriers of what was
previously considered off-limits .
Each member of the Python team contributes immensely to the film, with Eric Idle supplying a classic Python tune as Brian is being crucified ( Always Look On The Bright Side of
Life ), Terry Gilliam with some great visual gags, Terry Jones as the director of the film, Cleese and Palin turning in multiple brilliant performances (like Cleese's Reg, the leader of the PFJ, and the classic What have the Roman's ever done for
us? sketch), not to mention Chapman as the unsuspecting hero.
Local authorities X
UK: Passed 12A uncut for infrequent strong language, moderate sex
references, nudity, comic violence:
2019 cinema release
The BBFC commented in its annula reporting covering 2019:
The film was submitted for video release in 1988 when it was rated 15, which it has retained across subsequent submissions. However, viewing it under current
guidelines, we considered the issues raised to be permissable at a more junior category, so we rated it 12A for infrequent strong language, moderate sex references, nudity and comic violence.
On the question of blasphemy, legal opinion sought by the BBFC stated that in our opinion the Life of Brian :
Is demonstrably not about
Jesus Christ or God. It does not, in our view, offensively abuse sacred subjects or ridicule or vilify them; although it does treat, in a humorous...manner...certain biblical stories and characters.
Banned by 11 local authorities out of 101 who
viewed it. Another 28 decided to raise the rating to 18.
The film contains themes of religious satire which were controversial at the time of its release, drawing accusations of blasphemy and protests from some religious groups. Thirty-nine local
authorities in the UK either imposed an outright ban, or imposed an X certificate (effectively preventing the film from being shown as the distributors said the film could not be shown unless it was unedited and carried the original AA certificate).
One of the councils to ban the film, Bournemouth, made the news in 2015 with the first public screening in 35 years.
Glasgow was one of 39 local authorities in the UK that refused to accept the BBFC rating on blasphemy grounds. The unofficial 30-year ban was only lifted back in 2009, when the council's licensing and regulatory committee approved a request from the
GFT to show the biblical satire under a 15 certificate.
Ireland : The film was banned in Ireland until 1990. It seems that the movie did not go down well with religious groups, particularly the musical sketch, starring Michael Palin, singing Every Sperm is Sacred.
Moontrap is a 1989 USA Sci-Fi horror by Robert Dyke. Starring Walter Koenig, Bruce Campbell and Leigh Lombardi.
Pre-cut for a BBFC PG rated VHS release in 1989. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US. There is also an extended Japanese version.
Shuttle returns to earth, but some of the equipment brought back on it begins to behave strangely. Scientists are unsure what is happening, and decide to take all necessary precautions.
Japan: There is an extended version available in Japan.
The Japanese VHS runs a
little bit longer than the North American version, but mostly features extended dialogue between Jason and his son.
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
2014 Olive Films RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 18th November 2014
UK: A pre-cut version was passed PG without further BBFC cuts:
1989 Cineplex VHS
Thanks to Richard:
I first saw in the UK on a PG-rated VHS. It always seemed a little dark in tone, and quite violent and somewhat graphic for its BBFC PG rating but nothing too nasty, it was more macabre and creepy than
gory. When I saw reviews for it in a lot of US film guides, they all displayed an R rating. It seemed odd for them to release what was clearly a fairly dark sci-fi horror flick with a more lenient rating in the UK.
I finally saw
the R-rated version on YouTube - and the only difference between the US and UK releases were two scenes of nudity missing in the UK version:
One at a strip club showing a girl topless,
a later scene on the Moon when Walter Koenig is in the tent with the awakened female astronaut on the moon when they get it on.
It seems like the UK distributors were trying to squeeze more money by cutting out the nude stuff and releasing the rest with a PG rating. There's no mention of cuts on the BBFC website.
Moonwalker is a 1988 USA action crime fantasy by Jerry Kramer, Jim Blashfield... Starring Michael Jackson, Joe Pesci and Sean Lennon.
Uncut for PG rated 1989 cinema release and the follow up VHS release. The
film was pre-cut for PG rated DVD in 2005 and the reasons remain mysterious. This cut version was widely distributed but the South Korean DD remains uncut.
A movie that starts out with
the "Man in the Mirror" music video, it then changes to a montage of video clips of Michael's career. Next comes a parody of his Bad video by children, and then Michael is chased by fans in a fantasy sequence. 2 more videos are shown, and then
a movie in which Michael plays a hero with magical powers. In it he is chased by drug dealer Mr. Big and saves three children. Videos included in the movie are "Smooth Criminal" and "Come Together".
A scene where Estelle helps Stefan prepare heroin and then shoot up has been cut.
There's also a scene where Stefan is preparing something in a mortar and pestle where the sound drops out
every time he mentions an ingredient. I do not know if this is also due to the BBFC or is part of the original film.
2009 Revelation R2 DVD titled Swedish Erotica Collection 2 at UK Amazon
The BBFC noted in the 2009 Annual Report:
Collection 2, Swedish Erotica, a compilation of three early 1970s films from Sweden (Wide Open, Love Play and More About the Language of Love) was passed 18 without
cuts. The work, which includes explicit images of sexual activity, is now very dated. By contemporary standards it is clearly not a sex work, but rather a genuine attempt to inform and educate, and the Board concluded that there was sufficient contextual
justification to allow these scenes at 18 .
UK: The BBFC cut 2:55s under the title Language of Love 2 for:
1987 Sheptonhurst VHS
1983 cinema release
UK: The BBFC banned the 1972 cinema release under the title More about Language of Love
More Dead Than Alive is a 1969 USA western romance by Robert Sparr. Starring Clint Walker, Vincent Price and Anne Francis.
Cut by the BBFC for 1969 X rated cinema release. Uncut in the US
Saddle up for a thrilling tale of heroes and villains in this thought-provoking western
starring the tall, dark and handsome, Clint Walker (Sam Whiskey) and horror legend Vincent Price (The Pit and the Pendulum) in one of his most colorful and likable roles. This action-packed drama aims high and hits its mark - after serving 18 years,
"Killer" Cain (Walker) is released from prison, determined never to touch a gun again. But the only job he can get is with traveling sideshow as the sharp shooting main attraction. As Cain works to build an honest future free of bullets and
bloodshed, his enemies look to settle old scores. Now Cain must risk his new life to become the "Killer" once more- or be haunted by his past forever. Anne Francis (TV's Honey West) co-stars as Monica Alton, in this wonderful western with an
ending that is truly original.
Morons from Outer Space is a 1985 UK Sci-Fi comedy by Mike Hodges With
Mel Smith, Griff Rhys Jones and Joanne Pearce.
UK: Passed PG after 6:10s of pre-cuts and BBFC cuts for category for:
2004 MGM R2 DVD
1986 Thorn-EMI VHS
1985 cinema release
To receive a PG certificate the film was extensively re-edited by the distributor, and the finished product was then cut further by the BBFC to remove cocaine footage and references. In total 6 minutes 10 secs were edited from
The cut version has become the only version available worldwide
Morons From Outer Space is a 1985 UK comedy Sci-Fi film by Mike Hodges. Starring Mel Smith, Griff Rhys Jones and Joanne Pearce.
BBFC category cuts were required for a PG rated cinema release in 1985. The
same cut version has been released ever since.
3 aliens get a bit of their 'friend', Bernard, hacked off. Bernard keeps making the prat of himself play space ball. It's
while he is playing space ball that the 2 others start playing around with the ship's controls. They accidentally disconnect his part of the ship, leaving him stranded whilst they crash into a large blue planet close by...
The 6 minutes and 10 seconds of cuts listed on the BBFC's website were not all content related. Apparently on first submission a rough cut of the film was sent, and when the final cut was submitted a
lot more was missing, but there was absolutely no mention in the BBFC files that this was for content reasons
There were still two BBFC content cuts made in the final submission that are as follows:
Reel 4: In second sequence where Desmond is humping on top of Sandra, remove her dialogue implying orgasm "I'm having one at last"
Reel 9: In sequence backstage where Graham
addresses the 'aliens' remove all sight of Desmond sniffing up cocaine from table. Final shot of him sitting with tube protruding from nose may remain
Mortal Kombat - Annihilation is a 1997 USA action Sci-Fi fantasy by John R Leonetti. Starring Robin Shou, Talisa Soto and James Remar.
BBFC category cuts were required for a 15 rated cinema release in 1998.
Further cuts were required for the 15 rated VHS release in the same year. These cuts persisted until waived for 2011 Blu-ray, still with a 15 rating. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.
Mortal Kombat is an ancient tournament where the Earth Realm warriors battle against the forces of Outworld. Liu Kang and a few chosen fighters fought and defeated the powerful sorcerer Shang Tsung, their victory would
preserve the peace on Earth for one more generation. Taking place now where the first movie left off, the Earth realm warriors live a short period of peace when evil forces from another dimension come to invade and wreak havoc on Earth. They are guided
by the forces of Outworld leader, Shao Kahn and his generals such as: Motaro, Rain, Ermac, Sheeva and Sindel. Now Liu Kang, Raiden, Jax, Sonya and Kitana must defeat Shao Kahn in six days before the Earth realm merges with the Outworld.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence with
previous BBFC cuts waived:
Mortdecai is a 2015 USA action comedy by David Koepp. Starring Johnny Depp, Olivia Munn and Ewan McGregor.
The original uncut theatrical version is R rated. There is also a cut PG-13
version currently targeted as an option for US VoD viewers.
Cut prior to US DVD release to achieve a PG-13 rating rather than t
Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his
impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to
a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold.
US: The uncut theatrical version was rated R for some language and sexual material.
US: A cut home video version was rated PG-13 for sexuality including references and innuendo, action/violence and brief strong language.
This version seems targeted as an option
for VoD viewers and is described as even more incomprehensible than the Theatrical Version.
Motel Hell is a 1980 USA comedy horror by Kevin Connor. With Rory Calhoun, Paul Linke, Nancy Parsons.
Uncut by the BBFC for 1980 cinema release but cut for 1986 VHS. Uncut from
the 2002 DVD. Uncut in the US.
Summary Review : Brutally observed spoof horror
Farmer Vincent kidnaps unsuspecting travellers and is burying them in his garden. Unfortunately
for his victims, they are not dead. He feeds his victims to prepare them for his famously delicious roadside sausage stand.
What we have is a delicious little parody of the horror genre, outrageous in places, ironic in others.
Rory Calhoun plays the owner of a financially failing motel. Farmer Vincent, you see, is a highwayman Sweeney Todd, harvesting unwary travellers at night. Well, you have to wonder what gives his cooked meats such a unique flavour. The whole operation
is based on his techniques for tenderising the meat and the produce of his secret garden.
It's a brutally observed spoof horror, well shot, highly entertaining, and very funny. There's satire, there's farce, there's irony, there's some visceral
humour, and there's a chainsaw duel! What more could you ask for?
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong language and
Mother's Day is a1980 US comedy horror by Charles Kaufman. With Tiana Pierce, Nancy Hendrickson and Deborah Luce.
Banned by the BBFC for 1980 cinema release. Passed 18 uncut for 2015
Blu-ray. Uncut in the US.
Summary Review: Camp Horror Classic
When you go into the woods today, you're in for a big surprise. When you go into the woods today you're not going
to believe your eyes. But it ain't no teddy bear picnic . Three girls discover that two men are willing to do anything to impress Mother and what impresses Mother is watching her son commit acts of rape and murder. Now these women are prisoners
and lowered to pawns in the game of checkers between two dim wits and their Maniac Mommy and the question becomes, can any of them escape, alive?
This is a true 80's horror classic, with a little bit of camp thrown
in for fun! I can't say enough about this under seen little gem! For it's time and genre, the gore and killings are just fantastic. I really dig the script as well. I say that in my opinion, the acting is absolutely fantastic (contrary to other reviews).
The three actresses (Nancy Hendrickson, Deborah Luce, Tiana Pierce) that star in this movie seem to have a great chemistry amongst themselves. The brothers Ike (Holden McGuire) and Addley (Michael McCleery) are SUPERB in their roles!! They truly
give off the creepiest vibe with such ease that it's hard to tell that they are acting. Lastly, Rose Ross is fantastic in her role as Momma. She can be sweet, demanding, scary, demented, and creepy without batting an eyelash.
I t is a film that really entertains the serious horror fan.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence, sexual violence for:
Mountain of the Cannibal God is a 1978 Italian adventure by Sergio Martino With Ursula Andress and Stacey Keach.
All UK releases have been cut for animal cruelty. The film was banned as a video nasty in 1983. There is an uncut extended version released in the US. This Extended Version was passed 18 for 2018 UK video but was still cut for
Summary Review: Very tasty little snack
Another 70's cannibal flick that is much better than expected.
You've got the hot, scantily-clad Ursula
Andress and her crew on a quest through the jungles of New Guinea. They get ambushed by some blood thirsty savages of course. This tribe looks extremely heinous. Their masks are what really stood out for me in this movie. Freaky! When the maniacal tribe
leader sees Ursula, he might develop a different kind of hunger.
You've got all your basic cannibal flick essentials--blood, gore, decapitations, nudity, violence with animals. The acting and dialogue are good enough not
to hamper the story. It may not be extremely original, but hey, if it ain't broke...
US: The Extended International Version was uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
2020 Code Red [Extended International Version + US Version] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon
US: The Extended Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
The Extended Version features 4 minutes of previously unseen rape, bestiality and masturbation scenes. It also restores the explicit castration scene to the movie. This extra material is said to have been taken from the director's private collection.
cut Extended Version
UK: The Extended Version was passed 18 for strong violence, gore, sex after 2:01s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
Compulsory cuts required to remove six sequences of animal cruelty
The BBFC commented further in the annual report covering 2017:
Required cuts to remove sight of real animal cruelty that appeared to be orchestrated and directed for the purposes of the film (a crocodile attacking other
animals and a fight between a snake and a bird)
UK: Passed 18 after 2:06s of BBFC cuts for:
2013 Cornerstone Media R2 DVD
2008 Orbit/Blackhorse R2 DVD
2003 Vipco R0 DVD
2001 Protected/Vipco R0 DVD
2001 Protected/Vipco VHS
The BBFC commented:
Cuts required to sight of animal cruelty, including animals being goaded to fight each other
UK: The cut cinema version was released on pre-cert video for:
UK 1981 Hokushin VHS titled Prisoner of the Cannibal God
This was banned and added to the list of video nasties in November 1983. It was removed from the list in May 1985.
UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
1978 cinema release titled Prisoner of the Cannibal God
1978 cinema release titled Mountain of the Cannibal God
Movie 43 is a 2013 USA comedy by Elizabeth Banks, Steven Brill... With Emma Stone, Stephen Merchant and Richard Gere.
There are 2 alternative versions with different linking stories. The UK
version uses a linking story with a couple of stoneheads and a young brat searching the internet for a fabled banned movie. The US used an alternative called The Pitch
Summary Review: The most banned movie in the world
A series of interconnected short films follows three kids as they search the depths of the Internet to find the most banned movie in the world.
UK: The US Feature Edit, The Pitch was passed 15 uncut for frequent strong sex
references and very strong language for:
2013 Technicolor/Momentum [UK + US Version] RB Blu-ray at UK
2013 cinema release
US: Rated R For strong pervasive crude and sexual content including dialogue, graphic nudity, language and some violence.
Mr Fraud is a 2014 India action drama by Unnikrishnan B. Starring Mohanlal, Mia George and Dev Gill.
BBFC category cuts for 2014 cinema release
category cuts 1:24s
UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, threat after 1:24s of BBFC category cuts for:
2014 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
The company chose to remove or reduce sequences of strong violence and bloody detail in order to achieve a 12A classification. Cuts made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An uncut 15 classification was available.
Mr. Nanny is a 1993 USA family action comedy by Michael Gottlieb. Starring Hulk Hogan, Sherman Hemsley and Afa Anoai.
Uncut and PG rated for 1993 cinema release but BBFC category cuts were required for 1993 PG rated VHS.
A friend persuades the former wrestling star Sean to do a job
as bodyguard for the two kids of top manager Frank Mason - someone is threatening him to get the plans for a secret micro chip. But when Sean arrives at his house it turns out that he'll not only have to bodyguard the spoiled brats, but also be their
nanny, since they again scared away their former one. From then on he's occupied more protecting himself from the kids than them from the villain.
UK: Passed PG after 18s of BBFC category cuts for:
1993 Entertainment in Video VHS
The BBFC cuts were:
Two young brats were playing nasty tricks on nanny/bodyguard Hulk Hogan. They wired up a gadget box to electrocute or 'energise' the Hulkster in the bathroom. The BBFC felt this could be copied by kids so deleted the scene.
Mr Popper's Penguins is a 2011 children's comedy by Mark Waters. With Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino and Angela Lansbury.
UK: Passed PG after BBFC advised cuts were implemented for:
2012 20th Century Fox RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo
2012 20th Century Fox R2 DVD
2011 20th Century Fox RB Blu-ray
2011 20th Century Fox R2 DVD
2011 20th Century Fox Online
2011 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
This film was seen for advice in an unfinished version. The company were told that the film was likely to achieve a 12A classification but that the requested PG could be obtained by removing a use
of discriminatory language ('spaz'). When the finished version of the film was submitted for classification, this term had been replaced
Cut in 2006 with the following BBFC comment: The cuts were Compulsory. Compulsory cuts were required to remove a sequence of orchestrated dog fighting, for which reasonable assurances could not be given
Mrs. Doubtfire is a 1993 US comedy by Chris Columbus With Robin Williams & Sally Field.
The film was originally released in cinemas with an uncut 12 rating in 1984. However the rating did not go down well with viewers. Family groups were turned away and some local councils overruled the BBFC rating to allow for family
viewing. So distributors had a rethink and BBFC category cuts were then made for a PG rated 1994 cinema re-release, and for the subsequent VHS release.
The film was later passed PG uncut for 2000 DVD but this wasn't released and the distributors
continued with the cut PG version until 2003 when the film was released uncut on DVD with a PG rating. In 2013 the classification was uprated to 12 uncut for Blu-ray.
UK: Passed PG for mild language and sex references after BBFC cuts waived for:
2000 video [unreleased]
This version was not released due to the distributors adding closed caption subtitles, and for technical reasons dropped the submission in favour of working with the existing cut version, The uncut version was dropped before it was formally
classified and so does not appear on record in the BBFC database.
UK: Passed 12 uncut for:
1994 cinema release
The distributors originally asked chief censor James Ferman for a PG rating for cinema release. However James Ferman was a bit heavy handed with his cuts list for a PG> He demanded the nearly total deletion of a very funny dialogue in a
restaurant featuring several clever allusions to sex, eg cunning linguistics. The distributors were not impressed and decided to go with an uncut 12 rated cinema relea
After 5 months it was clear that many cinema goers were unhappy. Family groups were
turned away and some local councils overruled the BBFC rating to allow for family viewing.
So distributors had a rethink and BBFC category cuts were then made for a PG rated version. This time round Ferman relented a little and just asked for a couple
of lines to be deleted from the restaurant dialogue. The 12 rated version was withdrawn and replaced with the cut PG rated version. The same cut version was released on VHS.
The uncut 12 rated cinema version seems to have now been deleted from the
The 2001 DVD cuts were a slight variation from the cut cinema and VHS versions. More dialogue was removed than the 13s of cuts required by the BBFC: The removed dialogue was
Mrs. Doubtfire: You know, dear!
Sink the sub! Hide the Weasel? Park the porpoise? Bit of the old humpty dumpty? Little Jack Horny? The horizontal Mambo? Stuart: Mrs. Doubtfire.... Mrs. Doubtfire: The bone dance, eh? Rumpleforeskin? Baloney bop? Bit
of the old cunning linguistics? Hm? Stuart : Mrs. Doubtfire, please!
UK: Passed PG after13sof BBFC cuts for category:
1994 Fox VHS
1994 cinema release
The cinema and VHS cuts were to remove:
Mrs. Doubtfire: ...Little Jack Horny? The horizontal mambo?
Mrs. Doubtfire: The bone dance, eh?
Rumpleforeskin? Baloney bop? Bit of the old cunning linguistics? Hmm?
Mulan is a 1998 USA children's cartoon by Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook. Starring Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy and BD Wong.
Cut for a BBFC U rating. Passed U presumably uncut for 2016 cinema release.
Uncut and G rated in the US.
This retelling of the old Chinese folktale is about the story of a young Chinese maiden who learns that her weakened and lame father is to be called up into
the army in order to fight the invading Huns. Knowing that he would never survive the rigours of war in his state, she decides to disguise herself and join in his place. Unknown to her, her ancestors are aware of this and to prevent it, they order a tiny
disgraced dragon, Mushu to join her in order to force her to abandon her plan. He agrees, but when he meets Mulan, he learns that she cannot be dissuaded and so decides to help her in the perilous times ahead.
UK: Passed U presumably uncut for mild threat, violence for:
Mulholland Drive is a 2001 France / USA mystery thriller by David Lynch. Starring Naomi Watts, Laura Harring and Justin Theroux.
All releases censor a dull frontal shot of Laura Harring. Initially this was achieved through blurring, but the 2015 Criteria Collection Blu-ray achieved the censorship through darkening.
A bright-eyed young actress travels to Hollywood, only to be ensnared in a dark conspiracy involving a woman who was nearly murdered, and now has amnesia because of a car crash. Eventually, both women are pulled into a
psychotic illusion involving a dangerous blue box, a director named Adam Kesher, and the mysterious night club Silencio.
UK: Passed 15 for strong sex, violence:
2017 cinema release
It is not clear how the Laura Harring nude scene was censored for cinema release.
The full frontal shot of Lara Harring was censored by being made darker but the original blurring was removed from the Criterion Blu-ray. See article from movie-censorship.com
UK: A pre-cut version was passed 15 uncut for strong
language and moderate sex and violence:
2007 Optimum Releasing video titled Mulholland Dr.
2002 Universal Pictures (UK) video titled Mulholland Dr.
2001 cinema release
A full frontal shot of Laura Harring was blurred. According to subsequent DVD commentaries by the filmmakers, this was because director David Lynch had promised that Harring would not be shown fully naked.
Multiple Maniacs is a 1970 USA crime comedy horror by John Waters. Starring Divine, David Lochary and Mary Vivian Pearce.
Heavily cut by the BBFC on grounds of blasphemy for 1990 18 rated VHS. A
restored version was passed 18 uncut with previous cuts waived for 2016 cinema release and Blu-ray the following year. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
The travelling sideshow
'Lady Divine's Cavalcade of Perversions' is actually a front for a group of psychotic kidnappers, with Lady Divine herself the most vicious and depraved of all - but her life changes after she gets raped by a fifteen-foot lobster...
UK: A restored version was passed 18 uncut for strong sex
references, sexual violence with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
The BBFC commented on the decision to pass the film 18 uncut:
The scene cut in 1990 takes place in a church and features two women masturbating. Shots of their encounter are interspersed with a recreation of the
Stations of the Cross narrated by the women as they masturbate. It is implied that one woman uses a set of rosary beads to anally penetrate the other. The scene ends with a brief shot of a man injecting himself with an unspecified drug while sitting on
the altar steps.
When the film was submitted in 1990, the common law in England and Wales offences of blasphemy and blasphemous libel (which applied only to Christianity) were still in force and so the BBFC was required to request
cuts. In 2008, these laws were abolished nor has there been a prosecution for blasphemy in either Scotland or Northern Ireland since 2008, or for many years prior to that date.
The Board was asked to consider whether, in the
absence of any breach of UK law, the cuts were still required The Board agreed that they were not.
UK: Passed 18 after 4:53s of BBFC
compulsory cuts for:
1990 Castle Communications PLC VHS
The BBFC cuts were:
Cut to remove an entire supposedly blasphemous sequence set in a church in which a male transvestite buggered himself with a rosary. The shots of the transvestite were intercut with footage of Christ moving through the Stations of the
UK: A short version was
passed X (16) without BBFC cuts for:
1959 cinema release
See article from bbfc.co.uk . The film may have been passed uncut but the BBFC got
a bit heavy whilst approving the script.
There has never been any talk of censor cuts but Hammer Films have enquired about the whereabouts of the following missing footage. The first scene in the list was available as an option to distributors (which
nobody opted for) so it is not clear whether these scenes were cut out of preference or else out fear of the BBFC:
The under-dressed maidens in the flashback procession.
High Priest Kharis' tongue-cutting and/or the tongue wriggling (these are thought to exist, but no known evidence).
There are also reports of missing shots
to the mummy's head
The Mummy is a 1999 USA action fantasy adventure by Stephen Sommers. Starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz and John Hannah.
Cut by the BBFC for a 12 rated cinema release and VHS. Uncut and 15
rated for DVD. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US
An English librarian called Evelyn Carnahan becomes interested in starting an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra.
She gains the help of Rick O'Connell, after saving him from his death. What Evelyn, her brother Jonathan and Rick are unaware of is that another group of explorers are interested in the same dig. Unfortunately for everyone, this group ends up unleashing
a curse which been laid on the dead High Priest Imhotep. Now 'The Mummy' is awake and it's going to take a lot more than guns to send him back from where he came from.
The 2008 double disk boxset (released to coincide with the 3rd Mummy film) contains the uncut versions of The Mummy and The Mummy Returns. The overall rating of the boxset is a family
unfriendly "15", for some reason the distributors haven't pushed for a downgrade to a "12" (The Mummy's original rating). This can probably be attributed to the glorification of a Butterfly knife rather than the hanging sequence that caused them concern
originally (the BBFC seem to be a bit more tolerable on hangings in "12"'s now, see The Goonies).
UK: Passed 12 after 18s of BBFC category cuts for:
2000 Universal R2 DVD
1999 Universal R2 DVD
1999 Universal VHS
The hanging scene was cut differently with slightly more dialogue being lost
UK: Passed 12 after 14s of BBFC category cuts for:
1999 cinema release
The BBFC detailed the cuts at their 1999 roadshows:
The hanging scene was shortened as it originally gave the impression that hanging is not as dangerous as it is cracked up to be.
The Mummy Returns is a 2001 USA action fantasy adventure by Stephen Sommers. Starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz and John Hannah.
Cut in the US for a PG-13 rating and then further cut by the BBFC for 2001 cinema release and subsequent DVD. The BBFC cuts were waived in 2008 on DVD.
ago, in Ancient Egypt, the Scorpion King led a menacing army, but when he sold his soul to Anubis, he was erased from history. Now he is only a myth...or is he? Rick and Evelyn O'Connell is still discovering new artifacts, along with their 8 year old son
Alex. They discover the Bracelet of Anubis. But someone else is after the bracelet. High Priest Imhotep has been brought back from the dead once again and wants the bracelet, to control the Scorpian King's army. That's not the only problem. Imhotep now
has Alex and with the bracelet attached to him, doesn't have long to live.
US: Cuts were required in the US to avoid an R Rating
The sequence where Ardeth Bay and Rick are fighting to get Evy back was originally longer. The MPAA deemed the gun battle too long and gave the film an "R" rating, not because of blood or deaths, but because of excessive gunfire (!).
According to director Stephen Sommers and editor Bob Ducsay, they say that the scene was significantly longer, but shortened to ensure a "PG-13" rating.
UK: The cut Theatrical Version was further cut by the BBFC by 1s for:
2001 Universal R2 DVD
2001 cinema release
The BBFC category cut was:
to remove a head butt during the Rachel Weisz/Patricia Velasquez fight scene
The Mummy's Shroud is a 1967 UK horror by John Gilling. With André Morell, John Phillips and David Buck.
Cut by the BBFC for 1967 X rated cinema release. PG uncut on DVD since 2003. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
Summary Review: Traditional mummy movie
In 1920 an archaeological
expedition discovers the tomb of an ancient Egyptian child prince. Returning home with their discovery, the expedition members soon find themselves being killed off by a mummy, which can be revived by reading the words off the prince's burial shroud.
A traditional mummy movie with an interesting story and well developed characters. If you are a fan of classic horror from the 50s and 60s this you will definitely enjoy.
Muppet Babies is a USA family animation by Starring Greg Berg,
Katie Leigh and Laurie O'Brien.
The animated adventures of Jim Henson's Muppets as babies. Baby Kermit, Piggy, Gonzo, Animal, Fozzie, Rowlf, Scooter, Skeeter (and occasionally Bunsen, Beaker, and Bean Bunny), under the care
of their green striped socks-wearing Nanny, get into mischief using their imaginations. Songs highlighted the series.
category cuts 4s
UK: Passed Uc after 4s of BBFC category cuts for:
1994 Buena Vista Home VHS
With thanks to Scott, the BBFC cuts were:
At 35 mins Remove bad language as old man says we're almost out of this damn (or damp) blasted mountain. (TC.01.35.21.00).
The Muppet Movie is a 1979 UK/USA family musical comedy by James Frawley. With Jim
Henson, Frank Oz and Jerry Nelson.
The film played in a longer Original Version for cinema and VHS, but was shortened for DVD
Kermit and his new found friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a
frog-legs merchant is after Kermit.
UK: The Original Version was passed U uncut for:
1993 Buena Vista VHS
1986 Virgin VHS
1979 cinema release
UK: A shortened version was passed U
uncut for no sex, violence or bad language for:
2005 Buena Vista R2 DVD
2004 Columbia/Tri-Star R2 DVD
US: A shortened version was passed is MPAA G rated:
2013 Disney Nearly 35th Anniversary Edition RA Blu-ray
From IMDB. The film was shortened for DVD. Both songs and plot were shortened. There is an alternate musical arrangement on Never Before, Never Again. Also there's less of Rowlf and Kermit dueting on I Hope That Something Better Comes Along .
A laddy needs a lassie. Come father's day, the litterbug's gonna get ya were also shortened.
New Zealand: From IMDb. A scene in which Fozzie Bear is
menaced by a sailor brandishing a broken bottle was cut by the New Zealand censors as being too violent for children.
Muppets Most Wanted is a 2014 USA family crime musical by James Bobin. Starring Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell and Tina Fey.
Exists in a Theatrical Version, and Extended Version and the Statler and Waldorf Cut
Flush with their revival's success, Kermit the Frog and his friends are approached by Dominic Badguy to
go on a world tour. Unknown to them, this is all part of the sinister plan of Constantine, the world's most evil frog, to become the greatest thief of all time. After making sure that Kermit is jailed as himself, Constantine impersonates him to use the
Muppets' tour as cover for his scheme. While Sam the Eagle and Inspector Jean Pierre Napoleon investigate, the Muppets find their boss seems strangely changed even as Kermit desperately attempts to escape to stop the impostor. Only when Walter, Fozzie
and Animal realize the truth is there a chance to prevent Constantine from pulling off the crime of the century.
US: The Extended Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
Murder at 1600 is a 1997 USA action crime mystery by Dwight H Little (as Dwight Little). Starring Wesley Snipes, Diane Lane and Daniel Benzali.
Uncut for 15 rated cinema release in 1997, but cut by the BBFC for the
subsequent 15 rated 1998 VHS/DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
A 25 year old female White House staffer, Carla Town, is murdered in the White House. D.C. homicide detective Regis
is assigned to investigate, only to find evidence suppressed by the Secret Service. After suspecting a cover-up, Regis convinces Secret Service Agent Nina Chance to assist in uncovering the truth.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for infrequent strong language
and violence and moderate sex for:
A single 4 second cut has been made to the video version. During the raid on Spikins' house, when Snipes battles one of the assassins in the kitchen, the shot of Snipes breaking the bad guys neck has been
Michael is a successful actor, but he has a scandal in his past: at a tender age he knifed his father to death. Soon rude things begin happening and Michael fears a repeat of his
nightmare past is in progress.
You don't hear much about it. It's a shame, because this is one of the most overlooked Italian horror films.
The plot is strange, twisted, and full of bizarre touches of nasty
murder scenes, perverse sexuality, nudity, and some very creepy tones of Satanism and the black arts which more than likely will chill you to the bone.
The music is also effective in creating the creepy, stormy atmosphere of
Satanism, murder and sex in a remote mansion in the countryside. The special effects are crude though.
This film is definitely not for everyone, but those who appreciate fine, classy Italian horror and do not mind complicated,
twisted plotlines should enjoy it.
A short version was passed 18 after 1;18s of BBFC cuts for:
Murder Set Pieces is a 2004 US horror film by Nick Palumbo with Sven Garrett and Cerina Vincent. With Sven Garrett, Cerina Vincent and Tony Todd.
Banned in the UK. Heavily cut for an MPAA R rating but there is also an Unrated Director's Cut
Summary Review: Overrated
overrated serial killer flick that has been compared to Maniac , Last House on Dead End Street and New York Ripper . Some reviewers have claimed that it is better than these three films.
It is not. It is gory in a juvenile,
over-the-top kind of way and the coverage of some of the murders is adequate, but it is incredibly fragmented, totally devoid of characterization and plot development and, overall, amateurish in its execution.
Denmark: The Director's Cut is locally rated 15 for:
From IMDb. The original theatrical version of this film ran roughly 15 minutes longer than the new "Director's Cut" DVD of the film. Some of the scenes missing from the new Director's Cut include:
A different beginning. The theatrical version began with The Photographer taking shots of a bloody corpse. The Director's Cut begins with a new credit montage featuring images of characters that will be murdered later in the film.
Argument between Jade's sister and The Photographer while at work.
The Psychic Reading/Killing: The photographer visits a psychic who won't reveal "what the cards say", thus upsetting him and leading to the psychic's strangulation.
The Photographer watching a bizarre film strip of a girl tied on a bed wearing a pig's mask.
A scene where the Photographer is shown picking up the first prostitutes.
Missing establishment scene when the "bathtub"
girl/stripper arrives late, she apologizes, and The Photographer asks her to take off her clothes. She does, then smacks her own butt and says something like 'these are my best ASSets'.
Extended scenes of The Photographer driving the strip.
A rather artistic shot of The Photographer running towards the screen barefoot on a road, bleeding at the mouth
US: From IMDb:
The Lion's Gate Films "R" rated version of "Murder-Set-Pieces" was released on January 9th, 2007, and it is cut and edited by 23 minutes. No other film in the history of cinema has had to have that many minutes cut to avoid the "NC-17" rating.
UK: The Original Theatrical Version was banned by the BBFC for:
2008 TLA DVD
The BBFC commented:
Murder Set Pieces is a US made feature focussing on the activities of a psychopathic sexual serial killer, who, throughout the film, is seen raping, torturing and murdering his victims.
There is a clear focus on sex or sexual behaviour accompanied by non-consensual pain, injury and humiliation. Young children are among those terrorised and killed.
In making a decision as to whether a video work is suitable for classification,
the Board applies the criteria set out in its current Classification Guidelines, published in 2005. These are the result of an extensive process of public consultation and research and reflect the balance of media effects research, the requirements of UK
law and the attitudes of the UK public. The Board's Guidelines clearly set out the Board's serious concerns about the portrayal of violence, most especially when the violence is sexual or sexualised, but also when depictions portray or encourage:
callousness towards victims, aggressive attitudes, or taking pleasure in pain or humiliation.
The Guidelines for the '18' category requested for this video work state that such concerns 'will not normally override the wish that adults should be
free to choose their own entertainment' but make clear that exceptions to this general rule may be made in certain areas, including 'where material or treatment appears to the Board to risk harm to individuals or, through their behaviour, to society
– eg any detailed portrayal of violent or dangerous acts… [and that the Board] may intervene with portrayals of sexual violence which might, eg eroticise or endorse sexual assault'. Under the heading of 'Rejects', the Guidelines identify as
of particular concern 'graphic rape or torture', 'portrayals of children in a sexualised or abusive context' and 'sex accompanied by non-consensual pain, injury or humiliation'.
The Board's position that scenes of violence with the potential to
trigger sexual arousal may encourage a harmful association between violence and sexual gratification is reflected in research and consistent with public opinion. It is the Board's carefully considered view that to issue a certificate to
MURDER-SET-PIECES, even if statutorily confined to adults, would involve risk of harm within the terms of the Video Recordings Act 1984, would be inconsistent with the Board's Guidelines, and would be unacceptable to the public.
considered whether the issue could be dealt with through cuts. However, given the unacceptable content features throughout, and that what remains is essentially preparatory and set-up material for the unacceptable scenes, cuts are not a viable option in
this case and the work is therefore refused a classification.
Mutant Chronicles is a 2008 USA/UK action Sci-Fi horror by Simon Hunter. With
Thomas Jane, Ron Perlman and Devon Aoki.
There seems to be some confusion about the versions of this film. IMDb has the longer version noted as the Director's Cut whilst other commentators note that Simon Hunter cut slow scenes to speed up the Director's Cut which is therefore the
28th century soldier Mitch Hunter leads a fight against an army of underworld Mutants.
There is a US Director's Cut where 10 minutes have been removed. Simon Hunter felt these scenes slowed the film down
UK: The Theatrical version was passed 18 uncut for:
Review from UK Amazon : Subtle humour with pure suspense
It's a shame that
Mute Witness never got the attention it deserved. When I first saw it, it scared the bejeezus out of me.
The story is set in a an old Russian factory that's being used to make (funnily enough) a horror movie. The
heroine Billy Hughes is the mute special effects artist who is also working on the film. However, she finds herself locked in the factory by accident, and in trying to get out, sees a snuff movie being made.
is some of the most gripping, suspenseful filmmaking since Alfred Hitchcock. From the dramatic, disorientating, and humorous scene that introduces the film, right through to the many rapid-fire plot twists at the end.
is the perfect film to watch on Halloween. It combines subtle humour with pure suspense, has a very twisted plot, without being over-elaborate, has a good bit of blood and gore for those who would prefer.
Passed 18 after 7s of BBFC cuts for:
1997 Columbia/Tri-Star/Sony VHS
1995 cinema release
The BBFC cuts were:
Two slight cuts have been made to the "snuff" murder that Billy (Marina Sudina) witnesses.
The first is a rear shot of the couple having sex - this has been substituted for a longer take of Billy looking embarrassed at her discovery.
The second trim is a bloody shot of the actual stabbing, just
as Billy is trying to sneak away from the murder scene.
The Mutilator is a 1985 USA horror by Buddy Cooper. Starring Matt Mitler, Ruth Martinez and Bill Hitchcock.
Cut by the BBFC for 1993 VHS. Less cut for DVD. Uncut since 2016 DVD/Blu-ray. In the US the R rated version is cut but the MPAA Unrated version is uncut.
A group of
teenagers decide to take a vacation at the beach house of one of their fathers. The kid whose father owns the house just happened to accidentally kill his mother when he was a child. When they get to the house, the father has mysteriously disappeared.
It has everything a bad horror movie can have. Gore galore, sex, and of course the bad acting. Buy if you are like me and simply are looking for a cheesy cliched and entertaining horror movie, then
this is your film.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, gore after previous
BBFC cuts waived for:
MY BEST FRIEND'S GIRL is a romantic comedy with gross-out humour. This work, which is the DVD release of an extended version of the film, was passed '18' for very strong language,
strong sex references and nudity. It includes material that was cut (for category) from the '15' rated UK theatrical version.
There are three uses of very strong language in this film, two of which are very clear and one that is much less
discernible. However, although none of the uses are aggressively delivered or directed, the first occurs very early in the work, before the viewer can get to grips with the plot and before the characters have become established. As such it is best placed
at '18' and indeed the distributor chose to remove that particular use of the term in order to secure a '15' classification category for the UK theatrical release of the film. There are over forty uses of strong language in the film.
much of the material can be contained at '15', some of the verbal sex references in this work, which were cut from the '15' rated theatrical UK release, are very strong. They reflect sexual activity more commonly associated with hard core sex works that
are inappropriate for 15 year olds and are best placed at the adult classification category.
MY BEST FRIEND'S GIRL also includes scenes of soft drug use, mild violence and breast nudity.
UK: The US Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
2009 Lions Gate R2 DVD
category cuts 1:07s
UK: The US Theatrical Version was passed 15 after 1:07s of BBFC category cuts for
2009 Lions Gate R2 DVD
2008 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
Distributor chose to remove strong visual sex references (sight of a man's head between a lapdancer's buttocks), strong verbal sex references (a man telling an adult joke to a group of children and
a crude and explicit monologue about a sexual experience) and one aggressive use of very strong language in order to achieve a '15' classification.
My Bloody Valentine is a 1981 Canada horror mystery thriller by George Mihalka. Starring Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier and Neil Affleck.
Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. No further cuts were required in the UK for X rated cinema release, 18 rated VHS and 15 rated DVD. US cuts were mostly restored for a much appreciated and MPAA Unrated Special Edition on US DVD and
Blu-ray in 2009, however the restored scenes were low def only. Shout Factory is promising a 4K scan of the uncut version for 2020 Blu-ray.
Valentine's Day is coming around and
the young people of the small mining town of Valentine's BLuffs are organising a party. A few decades earlier an explosion at the mine trapped six miners underground. One, Harry Warden, survived, though in a deranged state. Warden is sent to a mental
hospital but escapes and murders those he deems responsible for the mine accident. Now people are being brutally murdered again, and the townsfolk suspect that it is the work of Harry Warden.
US: The Uncut Version is MPAA Unrated for:
2020 Shout! Factory [Theatrical + Uncut Version] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
Shout Factory states that this release is a new 4K scan of the uncut version from the original camera negative
Simon Diabolik comments on Facebook:
Disappointing the SF blu isn't a scan from the uncut
negative, less cut definitely, but far from uncut. And the same in terms of restored footage as the previous Lions Gate U.S blu ray.
Interestingly the UK theatrical release featured the climactic arm ripping inserted. I know as a
dear friend who worked for UIP had the enviable task of splicing the footage in from a reel of censored gore distributed to most territories.
This Collector's Edition comes with both the
original theatrical cut and a second disc with the Uncut Version. While the story always was that nearly 8 minutes was spliced away for the rating, there's only 3 minutes added back. But it's 3 minutes that really rounds out the killing scenes. Now you
get the full effect that brings even more blood to My Bloody Valentine
US: The definitive Special Edition and is MPAA Unrated for:
Fans may balk that the new disc is not definitively uncut as it still lacks a few oft-rumored shots. Sadly, those choice bits have indeed been declared MIA as director George Mihalka discovered when
he was asked to do a director's cut roughly six years ago. We went through the vaults and found out all of that negative has corroded or disappeared. What the DVD, furthermore the new print of the film, contains is the remaining salvaged footage
found in producer John Dunning's storage space.
There was a scene with the two kids in the mine and they're joined together forever, Mihalka chuckles citing one still excised sequence. There was a whole set up scene to that. They're
just necking and Tom's lying on top of [Harriet] and the miner comes in and puts the [drill bit] through him. She's got her eyes closed and thinks he's just being a little frisky. She opens her mouth and her eyes just as he bleeds into her mouth. Then
the miner goes whoomp! And [skewers] them both . That scene had to be taken out totally. It has disappeared and we'll never see it.
So the flick holds up surprisingly well for a low-budget Canadian import from 1981 ... but did we really need a Special Edition DVD? Absolutely, says me. Ask anyone of my approximate age who was also raised on a steady
diet of VHS and Fangoria if they'd like to see the "uncut pre-MPAA" version of, say, Friday the 13th or My Bloody Valentine, and you'd get a response of HELL YES!
Film fanatics always want to see the "trimmed" footage,
especially if it's something that showcases some impressively creative gore-gravy ... and the new stuff found in My Bloody Valentine is pretty nifty indeed.
Overall, this 'new' version runs maybe 50 seconds longer than the
VHS cut, but one can clearly see that the MPAA was aiming to minimize EVERY kill scene, regardless of how much work actually went into it.
So it's almost 30 years late, but I say bring on the splatter.
UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
2003 Paramount R1 DVD
UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
1989 CIC VHS
US: The cut Theatrical Version is MPAA R rated for:
2020 Shout! Factory [Theatrical + Uncut Version] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
Gore was cut from the pre-credits sequence where the woman is pushed backwards onto a pickaxe.
Mabel's mutilated body was originally on screen for much longer.
The scene where the bartender is playing peek-a-boo with the Harry
Warden dummy was edited so that no blood is shown. He was pickaxed up his chin and out his left eye, then dragged along the ground with his eyeball hanging out.
The face-boiling of Dave was shortened so you don't see the after-effects while he
Graphic head-on shots of Sylvia's shower impalement were deleted.
A stock footage close-up of the miner's light being shown at the camera replaces the bulk of a shot of Hollis' bleeding face after he has been nail-gunned. In
the widely-seen release, the scene picks up after Hollis has mostly turned away.
Howard's hanging is shortened. In the original print, he was decapitated. The decapitation was cut out, so it looks like his body just falls, stops short when the
end of the wire is reached, sprays blood all over Patty and Sarah, and then resumes falling. Not only do the cuts imposed render the scene senseless, but they also make it so there's no payoff to Hollis' earlier comment that Howard would lose his head if
it weren't attached.
Axel's left arm gets trapped under rocks in the cave-in at the end. He rips it off to get away, leaving his limb behind to horrify everybody else. But since the key footage of the arm removal all had to be removed itself, it
is hard to see exactly what happened.
UK: A hybrid version was passed X (18) without BBFC cuts for:
1981 cinema release
This version was based on the cut US Theatrical Version but the arm ripping finale has been spliced back in.
Thanks to Chris who commented:
I saw the UK 35mm print back in 2003, that ending footage was
indeed spliced back in (notably different image quality).
The Director's Cut was submitted for the 2008 BFI DVD. No BBFC cuts for a 12 rating
Both versions region 2 DVD is available at
Theatrical Version was submitted for the 2008 cinema release and 2008 BFI DVD.
The BBFC explained their 12A/12 rating:
My Brother's Wedding is a US drama from 1983, about a man torn between family obligation and his
errant friend. It was passed 12A due to a moderate sex scene. The BBFC guidelines at 12A state that sexual activity may be implied and that is all that occurs here. A man is seen persuading a woman to accompany him to the back of a
shop, and later we see him lying on top of her after sex - nudity is implied but not seen, and we do not see any of the sex itself.
My Brother's Wedding also contains one scene in which there is a stand-off between
a man with a knife and another man with a gun. Neither weapon is seen in use but this moderate threat involving realistic weapons was also thought to be best placed at 12A .
UK: Passed U for no material likely to offend or harm after 3s of BBFC category cuts for:
2014 4Digital Media video
The BBFC commented:
A cut was made to remove a use of the term 'spastic', in order to obtain a U classification. Cuts made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. A 12 classification without cuts was available.
The BBFC further commented in the 2014 Annual Report:
There is one use of the term spastic , when a young man is talking about his unruly dog. With no condemnation of the use, and in line with what the public
tells us about such language, the term was unacceptable at U.
Director Tonino Valerii is best known in the USA for the spaghetti western My Name is Nobody , but My Dear Killer is no less
an excellent example of the giallo genre than "Nobody" was to its own.
The plot revolves around a series of murders committed by an unknown assailant intent on keeping the deaths of a small child and her father unsolved.
As is the case with most gialli, there's a detective one step behind the murderer, a lush and creepy music score (this time by Morricone), a houseful of suspects, creative and illogical murders, and a downbeat and melancholy plot.
What elevates this one above all the others made in that banner year for the genre (1971), though, is the detail given to the script and production. The characters are all fully formed and functional to the story, which itself is
well thought-out and clever. The resolution is well-handled, and even if the killer's identity is impossible to guess beforehand, the means in which he (or she) is finally discovered will make you smile. Add to this one of the saddest musical-score main
themes in movie history, featuring a woman's voice singing a haunting child's melody, and you have a giallo that fans of the genre should definitely not miss.
The Salvation Films release of 1998 was cut by 4s.
Cut to remove a brief shot of a young naked girl at an art studio.
Fuk sing go jiu is a 1985 Hong Kong action comedy by Sammo Kam-Bo Hung. Starring Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Charlie Chin and Stanley Sui-Fan Fung.
Exists as an original Cantonese Version and a shortened English Version.
Both have been cut by the BBFC for 15 rated cinema, VHS and DVD. The Cantonese Version is uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.
Two Hong-Kong cops are sent to Tokyo to catch an
ex-cop who stole a large amount of money in diamonds. After one is captured by the Ninja-gang protecting the rogue cop, the other one gets his old Orphanage gang, dubbed the "Five Lucky Stars," to help him. They don't like this much, but they
US: The Cantonese Version is uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:
My Samurai is a 1992 USA action film by Fred H Dresch. Starring Julian Lee, Tupper Cullum and C Edward McNeil.
Cut by the BBFC for 15 rated VHS in 1993. Uncut and MPAA Unrated.
A boy, Peter McCrea, witnesses a gangland murder. He turns to his martial arts
teacher, Young Park, to help defend him from the gangsters. On the run from both the gang and the police, Peter learns self-defense and the courage to face his fears.
My Sweet Satan is a 1994 USA crime horror short film by Jim Van Bebber. Starring Jim Van Bebber, Terek Puckett and Alydra Kelly.
Cut by the BBFC for an 18 rated VHS in 1999. Uncut and 18 rated for 2018 Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
"My Sweet Satan" - Ricky Casland hangs
himself in prison. Flashbacks and discussions with friends trace his degeneracy into drugs and Satan worship that culminates in the crime that put him behind bars.
UK: Passed 18 uncut with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
2018 Arrow Special Edition [Deadbeat at Dawn + My Sweet Satan + Roadkill] RB Blu-ray
at UK Amazon
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
2008 Dark Sky Films Visions of Hell R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 27th May 2008
compulsory BBFC cuts 20s
UK: Passed 18 after 20s of BBFC compulsory BBFC cuts for:
The BBFC cut the 2007 Elephant DVD by 1s. Distributor required to remove shot of charging horse tumbling head first into the ground
Mystics in Bali
Mystics in Bali is a 1981 Indonesia / Australia horror fantasy thriller by H Tjut Djalil. Starring Ilona Agathe Bastian, Yos Santo and Sofia WD.
Exists as the original Indonesian version and a shortened
Researching a book that takes her to Bali and the black magic cult of Leák, Cathy meets an evil witch which promises to train her in the dark
arts. Tricked, Cathy is turned into a Penanggalan; a flying vampire with internal organs hanging from her neck. It is now up to the local holy men who are then enforced to do battle with the forces of evil.
Mystery Men is a 1999 USA action comedy fantasy by Kinka Usher. Starring Ben Stiller, Janeane Garofalo and William H Macy.
Uncut and PG rated for 1999 cinema release but cut and PG rated for all UK
home video releases until a 12 rated uncut Blu-ray in 2020. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.
In order to generate more endorsement revenue, Champion City's resident superhero
Captain Amazing arranges for the release of supervillain Casanova Frankenstein, only to be captured by him. The city's fate rests in the hands of seven loser superhero wannabes: the spoon-flinging Blue Rajah, the shovel-wielding Shoveler, the possessed
bowling ball-hurling Bowler, the flatulent Spleen, the only-when-nobody's-looking Invisible Boy, the mysterious Sphinx, and the perpetually-angry Mr. Furious.