No Blade of Grass is a 1970 USA Sci-Fi drama by Cornel Wilde. With Nigel Davenport, Jean Wallace and John Hamill.
Cut by the BBFC for cinema release and again for VHS. Uncut in the US.
A strange new virus has appeared, which only attacks strains of grasses such as wheat and rice, and the world is descending into famine and chaos. Architect John, along with his family
and friends, is making his way from London to his brother's farm in northern England where there will hopefully be food and safety for all of them. Along the way, they encounter hostile soldiers, biker gangs, and all manner of people who are all too
willing to take advantage of travelers for a mouthful of food.
The message is ham-fisted the look is very 1970, and some odd soundtrack choices were made, but it's a bleak film about the collapse of civilization. But the story's
premise is completely plausible and the violence gives depth to the plot and characters.
No Escape is a 2015 USA thriller by John Erick Dowdle. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Owen Wilson and Lake Bell.
Cut prior to US release.
In their new overseas home, an American family soon finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup, and they frantically look for a safe escape in an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed.
US: Cut and rated R for strong violence throughout, and for language.
Note: edited for re-rate. Content is different from R rated version, bulletin no. 2331 (7/16/14) rated under the
title "the coup". Only this edited version is rated. Change in rating reason, previously rated R for strong violence including a sexual assault, and for language.
Presumably the sexual assault was cut.
US: Uncut and rated R for strong violence including a sexual assault, and for language.
No Escape is a 1994 USA action drama sci-fi thriller by Martin Campbell. With Ray Liotta, Lance Henriksen, Stuart Wilson.
BBFC category cuts for 15. Uncut elsewhere
Summary Notes: Interesting Flick
A soldier convicted for murdering his commanding officer is dumped and left to die on a prison island inhabited by two camps of convicts.
What is it with guys like Ray Liotta and Lance
Henriksen? They are great character actors, but once they take the lead, their films seem to be forgotten or ridiculed. No Escape is a particularly interesting flick considering that both Liotta and Henriksen appear in it. Not to mention Ernie
Hudson and Stuart Wilson, who are two other top-notch actors who seem to be stuck in ruts.
No Holds Barred is a 1989 USA action film by Thomas J Wright. With Hulk Hogan, Joan Severance and Kurt Fuller.
Cut by the BBFC for cinema release but uncut for home video
Rip is the World Wrestling Federation champion who is faithful to his fans and the network he wrestles for. Brell, the new head
of the World Television Network, wants Rip to wrestle for his network. Rip refuses and goes back to his normal life. Still looking for a way to raise ratings, Brell initiates a show called "The Battle of the Tough Guys", a violent brawling
competition. A mysterious man, Zeus, wins the competition. This gets Brell to use him as an angle to get at Rip.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
2013 Fremantlemedia/World Wrestling Entertainment RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
1993 Polygram VHS
1989 VPD VHS
UK: Passed 15 after 8s of BBFC cuts for:
1989 cinema release
From IMDB. The BBFC cuts were:
to ear claps during the bouts
Beware of Children
No Kidding is a 1960 UK comedy by Gerald Thomas. Starring Leslie Phillips, Geraldine McEwan and Julia Lockwood.
BBFC category cuts were required for a 'U' rated cinema release in 1960. It
is not known if the cuts persisted onto PG rated home video.
A young, married couple inherit an estate and decide to turn it into a summer camp for children.
UK: Passed PG for mild language and one drug reference without BBFC cuts
Cut by the BBFC when submitted in 2007 with the following comment:
Company was obliged to remove sight of a wrestler being choked with an electrical cord. Material removed on the grounds of possible harm to some of the likely audience, that is potential underage viewers in the home.
No My Darling Daughter is a 1961 UK comedy by Ralph Thomas. Starring
Michael Redgrave, Michael Craig and Roger Livesey.
BBFC category cuts were required for a 1961 U rated cinema release.
Juliet Mills plays the vivacious daughter of a wealthy international industrialist who runs away
with a playboy millionaire, but falls in love with the hard-working young man who has been sent to bring her back.
UK: Passed PG uncut for brief nudity, mild innuendo, drug reference for:
2016 Strawberry Media [Full Frame] video
It is not clear whether 1961 cuts have persisted to this release. BBFC cuts from the this period are more often then not permanent.
No Retreat No Surrender is a 1985 US martial arts film by Corey Yuen. With Kurt McKinney, Jean-Claude Van Damme and J.W. Fails.
The shortened US Version was rated PG by the MPAA. This was then cut by the BBFC for a 15 rated cinema release in 1986 and further cut for VHS in the same year. There is also an uncut International Version that was 15 rated by the
BBFC for 2004 DVD.
Summary Review: Ghost of Bruce Lee
Jason Stillwell, a Bruce Lee fan, is beaten numerous times and trains from the ghost of Lee. Jason then must use his newly
acquired skills to save Seattle from a crime syndicate.
This film marked the Western debut of future superstar Jean Claude Van Damme but he does not have such a big part as the cover suggests.
scenes are realistic looking and bone crunching. The direction is real good and the acting is okay. A Hong Kong style movie made in America.
Extended International Version
UK: An Extended International Version was passed 15 uncut with previous cuts waived for:
Noah is a 2014 USA adventure drama by Darren Aronofsky.
The studio was said to be
concerned that the director's version may not go down well with the religious. However screenings with test audiences did not convince the studio that was a need for change. So the original director's version got the go ahead. However a disclaimer was
added to posters to distance the film from religious criticism:
The film is inspired by the story of Noah. While artistic license has been taken, we believe that this film is true to the essence, values and integrity of a
story that is a cornerstone of faith for millions of people worldwide. The biblical story of Noah can be found in the Book of Genesis.
Company chose to remove shots which dwelt on the infliction of injury (in this case focus on a thumb being severed with bloody detail), in order to achieve a 15 classification. An 18 without cuts was available.
Nomad Riders is a 1984 USA action by Frank Roach. With Tony Laschi, Wayne Chema,
Unknown cuts by the BBFC.
Summary Review: Strangely entertaining
Just a very simple tale of revenge as our hero, the rather snazzily
named (albeit incredibly bland chap) Steven Thrust, seeks retribution against a group of bikers and their employers who murdered his wife and son. It's a very much a by the numbers affair but is nonetheless strangely entertaining as we get to see the
miscreants get their just deserts as the film progresses.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated rated for:
2013 Vinegar Syndrome [Punk Vacation + Nomad Riders] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
UK: Passed 18 after 1:36s of BBFC category cuts for:
North Sea Hijack is a 1980 UK action adventure thriller by Andrew V McLaglen. Starring Roger Moore, James Mason and Anthony Perkins.
BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1980.
Uncut and 15 rated on home video. Uncut and PG rated in the US.
A terrorist (Anthony Perkins) holds an offshore drilling rig and production platform for ransom in the
North Sea. Ffolkes (Roger Moore) a wealthy mysogynistic eccentric, volunteers to send his crack team of soldiers in to stop the terrorists. With few other options available, the British Government reluctantly accepts his help.
A Northern Soul is a 2018 UK documentary by Sean McAllister. Starring Steve Arnott and Sean McAllister.
The film was originally 12A rated by local councils for local festival screenings in Hull and Sheffield. However when it was submitted to the BBFC it was rated 15 for strong language.
The film maker Sean McAllister was
unsurprisingly not impressed by the BBFC rating and he set out to convince councils that the non aggressive working class use of the word 'fuck' should not need a 15 rating.
Hull, Lambeth, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield, Southampton, Hackney, Bradford,
Calderdale, Scarborough and Nottingham agreed with McAllister, and awarded the film a local 12A rating.
It was later revealed that the film contains about 20 uses of the word 'fuck'.
Why is violence OK in a 12A film
-- but not a bit of swearing?
My film-making style is intimate and engaged -- I look for characters whom I film over a long period of time and who let me into their lives fully. Finding people who can articulate their situation is important, and
Steve's dream of helping poor kids in Hull during the city of culture period seemed the perfect opportunity. Steve trusted me and talked openly and honestly. Trust and intimacy are things a documentary film-maker works hard for -- they're not easily won,
and it is also a responsibility.
As a result, Steve speaks to me as he would to a mate -- his language is real and engaging. He uses the occasional F-word, as most of us do in everyday language, but only ever in my company, never
in front of anyone else, and this is never aggressive or sexual.
There is a limited amount of bad language in the film. There are 19 F-words: 14 from Steve, and five that feature in the song Sometimes by Akala, who appears briefly
in the film on stage, singing the lyrics When I feel like / Fuck it, I've had enough. It's the BBFC's job to count them and apparently you're not allowed more than four!
But the point isn't the strong language -- it's about a
voice and the everyday lived reality of someone being censored. It seems absurd that this would be deemed inappropriate for children, while films currently playing at the cinema receive 12A certificates despite gratuitous on-screen violence. Mission
Impossible, 12A, has a scene of someone being shot point blank on camera, for example.
The BBFC commented in its annual report covering 2018:
We classified the film 15 because of around 20 uses of
strong language. While the language in the film is not used aggressively or sexually, our research suggests that a significant proportion of parents are concerned about the normalisation of such language in films. The language in A Northern Soul, is used
casually in conversations, across a relatively short feature (75 minutes), with no particular justification.
Three people wrote to us complaining about the 15 rating for A Northern Soul feeling a 12A would be more appropriate. We
received 45 postcards protesting the 15 rating; however, these had been created and handed out to cinema goers by the filmmakers at screenings and do not provide an accurate representation of broad public opinion.
A Northern Soul is Hull-born award-winning documentary filmmaker Sean McAllister's take on 2017. It follows struggling factory worker Steve Arnott's dream of bringing hip-hop and rap to the city's estates in a youth
project involving a converted bus.
Local Authority 12A
UK: Many local authorities overruled the BBFC 15 rating and awarded a local 12A rating :
2018 cinema release
Hull, Lambeth, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield, Southampton, Hackney, Bradford, Calderdale, Scarborough and Nottingham agreed with McAllister, and awarded the film a local 12A rating.
Not of This Earth is
a quickly made, low budget, R rated, sci-fi movie. It's made very much in the style of the B movies of the 50s and 60s except for the R rating. The R rating comes from several scenes of topless women and some sexual activity. The star of the film is
Traci Lords in her first role in a non-porno film. It is also supposedly the last time she appears topless in any film. I'm sure this is one of the big attractions of the movie to a lot of viewers. She did surprise me though by her acting. It really
It is an interesting and fun movie and has some pretty good scenes of it's own. The film has plenty of mistakes and bloopers to look for that were left in due to the low budget.
Not of This Earth is a fun movie that combines some light comedy, horror and sci-fi. The movie is not meant to be taken too seriously. It's best viewed by a non critical eye with the
intent of just having a good time. This can be a really enjoyable and fun modern B movie if watched in the right frame of mind.
Not Tonight, Darling is a 1971 UK drama by Anthony Sloman. With Luan
Peters, Vincent Ball and Jason Twelvetrees.
Cut by the BBFC for 1971 cinema release. The same cut version has been used for 2014 DVD
A lonely 'Stay-at-Home' Housewife is being watched every night through the bathroom window by a
'Peeping Tom', who is being put up to it by his friend. She eventually finds out and gets her revenge on them.
UK: Passed 18 for strong sex and nudity after BBFC cuts for:
Nothing But the Best is a 1964 UK comedy by Clive Donner. Starring Alan
Bates, Denholm Elliott and Harry Andrews.
Cut by the BBFC for 1964 cinema release. The cuts have persisted onto DVD.
Black humour and biting social satire combine in this acclaimed feature of 1963, starring Alan Bates
as an ambitious young real-estate clerk who s determined to crawl his way to the top of the social pile; Denholm Elliott is the disreputable aristocrat who teaches him all he needs to know, Millicent Martin the girl he sets out to woo and win. Nothing but the Best
is scripted by Oscar winner Frederic Raphael, who received a Writers Guild of Great Britain Award for his screenplay, with Nic Roeg earning a BAFTA-Award nomination for cinematography. The film is presented here in a brand-new digital transfer,
in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.
Jimmy Brewster is a working-class lad using his dynamism, natural cockiness and abundant charm to overcome any obstacles to the champagne lifestyle he craves. He has his sights firmly set on his
boss s attractive daughter, Ann, and finds a perfect mentor in the form of the caddish, crooked Charlie. But just how far is Brewster prepared to go in order to get what he wants?
UK: The cut cinema version was passed PG without further BBFC cuts for
mild innuendo, sex references, mild bad language for:
Now Is Good is a 2012 UK romance by Ol Parker. Starring Dakota Fanning, Josef Altin and Jeremy Irvine.
The BBFC made recommendation for category cuts at the script stage. The
adive was heeded and no further cuts were required for 12A rated cinema release in 2012.
A girl dying of leukemia compiles a list of things she'd like to do before passing away. Topping
the list is her desire to lose her virginity.
UK: Passed 12A for strong language, drug use, sex references & terminal illness theme after BBFC suggested cuts were implemented for:
2012 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
The BBFC was given a draft script before the film was produced and advised the company that a film of the script would be likely to receive a 15 classification. In order to achieve the
company's preferred 12A classification, the BBFC advised that:
some visual and verbal sex references should be removed,
that sight of potentially harmful behaviour should be removed,
that use of strong language should be reduced, and
that a scene in which drugs are prepared and taken should be substantially reduced.
When the film was submitted for classification, the changes recommended at the script stage had been made and the film was classified 12A.
Nude for Satan is a 1974 Italian horror by Paolo Solvay. With Rita Calderoni, James Harris and Renato Lupi.
Cut by the BBFC. Uncut softcore original version available in the US. There is an uncut hardcore version with added inserts available in the Netherlands
Summary Review: Surreal
Italian Gothic horror
that tells the tale of a man who stops at a remote castle hoping to get medical help for an injured woman, only to find the inhabitants mirror the darker sides of the woman and himself.
This is a somewhat surreal Italian
exploitation movie and although it does have a plot hidden within it, the emphasis is firmly upon the entertainment provided by each scene. The exploitation theme is carried out with great enthusiasm with large amounts of nudity, lesbian themes, whipping
and even a horny spider, but all somewhat harmlessly.
Visually, the movie is quite classy with good production values and this is a good quality print. Overall whilst this is no masterpiece, it does combine some good
moments coherently with surreal elements and it all looks pretty into the bargain. Collectors of this genre could do much worse than get hold of this, its well above average for this type of movie.
US: The Re-mastered Original Softcore Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
2014 Redemption [English + Italian Versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
The Nude Vampire is a 1970 France horror by Jean Rollin. Starring Maurice Lemaître, Caroline Cartier and Ly Lestrong.
Cut by the BBFC for 1972 cinema release. Passed 18 uncut for all home video releases. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Summary Review: Sloooooow
Wealthy and decadent industrialist
Georges Radamante rules over a strange secret suicide cult and wants to achieve immortality by figuring out a way to share the biochemistry of a young mute orphaned vampire woman. Complications ensue when Radamante's son Pierre finds out what's going on
and falls for the comely lass.
There's not a lot of nudity here at all. Instead of erotic lesbian vampires with no clothes on; we've got a cumbersome plot about a man who wants to unlock the secret to immortality.
The usual Rollin problems...which are: The subject matter would usually lend for a visual feast. However Jean Rollin manages to be an ultimate bore when it comes down to the cinematography in this production.
The editing is
sloooooow. Do we really need to see a guy walk across a field until he disappears into the horizon? In an end sequence maybe, however not in the middle of a story that already tends to induce sleep.
The Nun and the Devil is one of
the first nunsploitation films. The story is about the battle of the nuns to become the next mother superior. The nuns will stop at nothing as becoming mother means acess to a fortune.
If you have bought this film hoping to see lots of nudity,
torture etc you will be very disappointed as there is only a few topless and very brief torture scenes.
No BBFC cuts for the 1995 Redemption video titled The Nuns Of Sant Arcangelo
The BBFC cut the 1973 cinema release
The original running time was noted as 101:57 s = 97:52s
The Sensuous Nurse is a 1975 Italy comedy by Nello Rossati. With Ursula Andress, Duilio Del Prete and Mario Pisu.
Never cut by the BBFC but has been released in a long and shortened versions
As an aging widower begins suffering from heart trouble, his greedy heirs hope to speed him on his way by hiring a super-seductive nurse to get his pulse racing. Their plan backfires, though, as the young beauty begins
to fall in love with the old man.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex and sexualised nudity for:
2013 Argent Films/Shameless R2 DVD at UK Amazon titled The Nurse released on 21st October 2013
1976 cinema release titled I Will, If You Will
UK: A shortened version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
1986 Sheptonhurst VHS titled I Will, If You Will
UK: A shortened version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
1986 Krypton Force VHS titled Secrets of a Sensuous Nurse
Nurse Sherri is a 1978 USA horror by Al Adamson. Starring Geoffrey Land, Jill Jacobson and Marilyn Joi.
Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Alternate Version with less story but
more nudity. No censor cuts in the UK and US.
Horror movie about a demented professor of the occult, whose soul jumps into the curvaceous body of Nurse Sherri (Jill Jacobson) shortly
before he dies on the operating table. The possessed lady in white then begins stalking, seducing and kill people - even her boyfriend - until someone puts an end to the madness.
Nurse Sherri/Alternative Version
US: The Alternative Cut is MPAA Unrated for:
2020 Severin Films Al Adamson Collection Limited Edition RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
2017 Vinegar Syndrome [Theatrical + Alternative versions] (RA) Blu-ray/(R1) DVD Combo
at US Amazon
2007 Retro Shock-O-Rama [Theatrical + Alternate + Five Bloody Graves] R1
DVD at US Amazon
From IMDb. The Alternative Cut is missing a subplot of a cult follower also trying to find the leader's buried body. Instead it offers 4 nude scenes not featured in the longer version.
The Possession of Nurse Sherri/ Theatrical Version
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed X (18)
without BBFC cuts for:
1980 cinema release
US: The Theatrical Version is MPAA R rated for:
2017 Vinegar Syndrome [Theatrical + Alternative versions] (RA) Blu-ray/(R1) DVD Combo at US
2007 Retro Shock-O-Rama [Theatrical + Alternate + Five Bloody Graves] R1 DVD at
From IMDb. The longer version features a subplot of a cult follower also trying to find the leader's buried body. However it is missing 4 nude scenes
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps is a 2000 USA comedy Sci-Fi romance by Peter Segal. Starring Eddie Murphy, Janet Jackson and Larry Miller.
Exists as a PG-13 rated Theatrical Version and an MPAA Unrated Director's
Cut which includes a little stronger language and sexual references.
Professor Sherman Klump is getting married. And the Klump family could not be more delighted for
him. But Buddy Love, his Mr. Hyde alter-ego from the first film, is back and trying to make it on his own. Buddy keeps resurfacing in untimely outbursts, and threatening the portly professor's marriage plans to colleague Denise Gaines. Utilizing Denise's
cutting-edge DNA research, Sherman decides to rid himself of his monstrous nemesis -and his disruptive outbursts-once and for all by extracting Buddy's DNA from his system. But Buddy bursts full-bodied into Sherman's world and lays claim to the
professor's astounding invention - a revolutionary youth serum. Desperate to keep it from Buddy, Sherman hides the serum in the Klump family home, thinking it will be safe. Buddy correctly divines where Sherman has placed the serum, but to get it, he has
to deal with the entire Klump family first.
US: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated:
2019 Shout! Factory [Nutty Professor 1 & 2 Theatrical Versions + Nutty Professor 2 Director's Cut] RA Blu-ray
at US Amazon
The uncensored director's cut does only to a limited extent live up to its name. The language has some more sexual content and the are only minimal scene extensions. Furthermore, the film is only 40 seconds longer in the unrated version. The
remaining 1:20 minutes are outtakes which are found in between the end of the film and the credits.
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 12
without BBFC cuts for:
The Hollywood Reporter says that the prestigious Berlin Film Festival will play host to the world premiere of to the director's cut version of Nymphomaniac: Volume 1.
The initially reported plan
was Nymphomaniac would be cut in two versions. One would be a (digitally faked) hardcore version The other would be a tamer version. However, Joe's odyssey of sexual adventure ballooned into a running time of over four hours, and from there talk
switched from two versions of one film to two volumes divided by chapters.
Von Trier's cut clocked in at over five and a half hours long. From there, producers were looking to trim Nymphomaniac to four hours, and then split that
running time in half for Volumes 1 & 2 . This trimmed producer's cut is what is expected to debut in Denmark on Christmas Day.
The Wall Street Journal reports that In general, apart from scenes with oral sex, the onscreen
activity is not as graphic as in adult fare (In addition, unlike in real porn, body doubles are used). Also, the film often portrays sex as a mechanical, unemotional act. Von Trier seems to want to show that appetite for sex is human, but that it also
sometimes makes humans act inhuman.
UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for strong real sex, very strong language for:
2015 Artificial Eye [Part 1 + Part 2 Director's Cut] (RB) Blu-ray at UK
Amazon released on 11th May 2015
2015 Artificial Eye [Part 1 + Part 2 Director's Cut] R2 DVD
at UK Amazon released on 11th May 2015
Did we really need more? Did we really need to see a graphic self-abortion, male genitals in all manner of pre/post sexual release? Did we need more conversations between Joe and Seligman?
After viewing Lars Von Trier's director's cut of Nyphomaniac, packing in at least 40 more minutes of provocative button pushing, the answer is an enthusiastic Yes!
In the new cut, there is more of
the father figure, we can see how the rest of Joe's life becomes predatory and predestined. We also get more explicit looks at the character's early travails. The train tryst before offers up some hardcore results now. And then there is the abortion.
It's graphic. It's gross. It's gruesome. But it's also a necessary part of Joe's past.
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed
18 uncut for strong real sex and very strong language for:
2014 Artificial Eye [The Lars von Trier Collection] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
Artificial Eye [The Lars von Trier Collection] R2 DVD at UK Amazon
Nymphomaniac Vol. 1 and Nymphomaniac Vol. 2 both include explicitly presented scenes of unsimulated sex, including oral sex and penetration of the vagina. In the second of
the two films there were also scenes of sadomasochistic activity, including heavy whipping to a woman's buttocks.