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The Peace Killers

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  • The Peacekillers
The Peace Killers is a 1971 USA action crime drama by Douglas Schwartz.
Starring Clint Ritchie, Jess Walton and Paul Prokop. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1986 VHS

Summary Notes

Siblings Kristy and Jeffrey are buying supplies at a remote desert gas station when some members of a biker gang come cruising in. The bikers recognize Kristy, who used to be the main squeeze of the gang's leader before she ran away. The pair get away, but the bikers find out that they're living in a nearby commune, and start making their battle plans to bring Kristy back.

Versions

BBFC cut
3:26s
1879:00s UK: Passed 18 after 3:26s of compulsory BBFC cuts for:
  • 1986 Video Collection International VHS
Pearl Harbor

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Pearl Harbor is a 2001 US action film by Michael Bay.
With Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale and Josh Hartnett. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

There is a Director's Cut and a Theatrical Version

Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA
R rated
184:18s
=176:56s
US: The Director's Cut and is MPAA R Rated for:
BBFC uncut12 cert

MPAA
PG-13

175:31s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2001 Buena Vista R2 DVD
  • 2001 cinema releases

In the US there is an R rated Director's Cut. See version differences on IMDb : The most notable differences from the theatrical version are as follows:

  • Some of the dialogue has been trimmed in the scene where Rafe (Ben Affleck) arrives in London.
  • The scene where Betty (Jaime King) talks about not liking church has some new dialogue, and some pre-existing dialogue appears to be from different takes.
  • The scene where Evelyn (Kate Beckinsale) and Danny (Josh Hartnett) are swimming in the ocean has a couple of different camera angles and has been shortened, removing the conversation in Danny's convertible.
  • The "Spine-tingling feeling" scene with Capt. Thurman (Dan Aykroyd) has been expanded to contain some extra dialogue about the Navy's concern over the missing Japanese fleet.
  • There are some additional ethnic slurs during the Dorie Miller (Cuba Gooding Jr.) boxing match.
  • The main attack footage is more graphic. When people are blown out of sand bag barricades instead of whole bodies you see bloody limbs and torsos go flying. Also during the film's many strafing scenes we now see huge chunks of meat and body parts being blown off the falling people. If you look closely during the "nurse strafing" scene, when Evelyn (Kate Beckinsale) and Sandra (Jennifer Garner) are ducking down by the fountain, you can see a man get cut in half by the 20mm rounds coming from the strafing Zeros.
  • There are several new scenes on Battleship Row where we see sailors on fire, getting shot, and brutally dismembered by shrapnel. This includes a extremely graphic shot of a severed head.
  • The scene with Miller ('Cuba Gooding Jr' ) and Capt. Bennion (Peter Firth) now includes a brutal shot of Bennion moaning and crying as he holds his intestines in his hands. We also see Miller try to put them back in his stomach.
  • The hospital scenes now include graphic shots of battlefield surgery and amputations, as well as close-up shots of severed limbs laying on the floor.
  • New non-graphic shots throughout the attack basically making it longer and more complete.
  • Dialogue during the attack includes more profanity.
  • The scene around the campfire with Rafe and Danny before they start training for the Dolittle raid is completely removed.
  • A whole new scene with Dolittle (Alec Baldwin) addressing the troops on the ship the night before the mission has been added.
  • During the raid sequence some new dialogue and profanity has been added.
Peeping Tom

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  • Face of Fear

Peeping Tom is a 1960 UK crime drama by Michael Powell.
With Karlheinz Böhm, Anna Massey and Moira Shearer. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb

Cut by 7 minutes for 1960 cinema release. Most but not all cuts have been restored for home video. The cut material has been lost so the current version is the best available

Summary review: An ordinary killer

A young man murders women, using a movie camera to film their dying expressions of terror.

What really elevates Peeping Tom , what makes so many of the contemporary criticisms absurd, is its compassion. There's none of that watered-down Freudian guff we encounter in Psycho . Powell makes us feel for his serial killer - not so much by showing us that he feels pain but by showing us that he has ordinary, likeable human qualities as well as madness.

Versions

best available
best
available
15 cert

18

MPAA
Unrated

96:48s UK: The Best available Version was passed 15 without further cuts for: UK: The Best available Version was passed 18 without further cuts for:
  • 2001 Warner DVD
  • 1996 Warner VHS
  • 1994 cinema release

US: The Best available Version is MPAA Unrated for:

These releases contain some of the 1960 supposedly cut footage. In particular the topless shot of Milly has been restored

Based on article from sbbfc.co.uk :

The BBFC noted that the video was first submitted in 1989 but was delayed until 1996 whilst a fruitless search was made for the missing cut material

The original uncut print now appears to be lost forever.

BBFC cut
~7:00s
X cert~102:00s
=~98:00s

submitted
108:46s =104:25s

UK: Passed (16) X after about 7:00s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1960 cinema release

Based on article from sbbfc.co.uk . The film proved to be problematic for the BBFC who demanded 7 cuts:

  • curtailing scenes of the murder of a prostitute and of Mark's suicide;
  • the removal of shots of a nude women, in photo collections;
  • removal of sight of a woman's disfigured face;
  • reducing the scene in which Vivian is murdered, in particular the focus on the spike that kills her;
  • removing shots and dialogue references to a woman's bruises and some dialogue cuts in a conversation between police officers;
  • reducing emphasis on the killer spike in a conversation between Mark and Mrs Stephens
  • removing topless shots of Millie on a bed.

Later video and DVD releases contain much of the footage supposedly cut, suggesting that not all of the cuts were actually made.

Peking Opera Blues

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  • Do ma daan
  • Dao ma dan
  • Peking Action Blues
  • Knife Horse Dawn

Versions

uncut 18101:26s 1986 Hong Kong comedy action film by Kark Tsui

The BBFC waived the cinema cut for the 2005 Medusa DVD

The uncut region 2 DVD is available via UK Amazon
The uncut region 1 DVD is available via US Amazon

10s 18104:54s The BBFC cut the 1986 cinema release by 10s

Thanks to Bleach

  • Reel 5 - In torture sequence, remove all sight of interrogator's hand rubbing sand and salt water over and into woman's lacerated back.

Pendulum

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  • Nacht ohne Zeugen
Pendulum is a 1969 USA crime thriller by George Schaefer.
Starring George Peppard, Jean Seberg and Richard Kiley. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC cuts were required for an 'AA' rated cinema release in 1969. Rated 15 for 1986 VHS. In the US the film was re-rated R by the MPAA in 2018.

Summary Notes

On the evening of his decoration for bringing a murderer to justice, Washington DC Police Captain Frank Matthews' wife, and her lover are murdered in bed. Jailed as the prime suspect, with the aforementioned murderer released on a technicality Matthews escapes in search of the man he believes to be the real killer.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
15

MPAA R

97:03s

UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
  • 1986 RCA/Columbia Pictures VHS

US: Re-rated R for some violence in 2018 for:

The Amazon lists gives a running time of ~106:00s which may suggest a longer version .
BBFC cut
category cuts
AA certificatesubmitted
101:50s
=97:46s
UK: Passed AA (14) after category cuts for:
  • 1969 cinema release
The Penguin King

The Penguin King is a 2012 UK children's adventure by Sias Wilson.
Starring Tim Allen and David Attenborough. IMDb

No censors cuts but the film has different narrators for different releases. The UK version features Richard Attenborough but the US TV version featured Tim Allen.
Penitentiary II

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  • Penitentiary 2
  • Championship Fight
Penitentiary II is a 1982 US prison drama by Jamaa Fanaka
With Leon Isaac Kennedy, Glynn Turman and Ernie Hudson. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS. The 2012 DVD release was rated 18 uncut. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Review: Potato Salad

An ex-con, on parole and trying to straighten his life out, decides to resume his boxing career when one of his prison enemies escapes and kills his girlfriend.

I like this movie a lot, it had boxing, crazy characters, a midget, and one of the very disgusting scene of all the times, a guy head submerged in a toilet, previously used (with turd and all). Mr. T is hilarious as always.

Versions

uncut
uncut
18103:34s UK: Passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2012 Arrow/ArrowDrome [X-Rental Box Set] R2 DVD is available at UK Amazon
  • 2012 Arrow/ArrowDrome [Penitentiary + Penitentiary II] R0 DVD at UK Amazon

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC cut
29s
18 103:26s UK: Passed 18 after 29s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1986 Stablecane VHS
A Penny for your Thoughts

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  • A Penny For Your Thoughts: Or 'Birds, Dolls & Scratch' English Style

Versions

cut 15 cert37:07s 1965 UK short by Donovan Winter.
With Tracy Rogers, Sheila White and Yvonne Antrobus. IMDb

Passed 15 after BBFC cuts for:

  • 2011 Nucleus R2 DVD
  • 1970 cinema release
Penny Gold

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Penny Gold is a 1974 UK drama by Jack Cardiff.
With James Booth, Francesca Annis and Nicky Henson. IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for an A rated cinema release. Probably uncut for a 12 rated DVD release in 2013

Summary Notes

While investigating a murder case, a detective stumbles upon a rare-stamp swindle involving the victim's twin sister.

Versions

BBFC uncut1286:15s UK: An unknown version was passed 12 uncut for moderate violence and threat for:
  • 2013 Simply Home Entertainment video

The 12 rating is probably an indication that the uncut version was submitted

BBFC cut
category cuts
A certUK: Passed A after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1974 cinema release
The People Under the Stairs

1991 USA comedy horror mystery by Wes Craven

Always uncut in the US and UK

Versions

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uncut
uncut
15 cert153:31s 2009 India action film by Jananathan

A long Version was passed 15 uncut for the 2010 Ayngaran DVD

BBFC uncut 12A cert139:44s
=134:09s
A Short Version was passed uncut for the 2009 cinema release.

The BBFC noted: A shorter version of this film was passed 12A for cinema viewing, because it did not include the stronger violence found in this version.

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

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Versions

BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut

PG cert

MPAA
PG

113:43s Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief is a 2010 US fantasy adventure by Chris Columbus.
With Logan Lerman, Kevin McKidd and Steve Coogan. IMDb

UK: The cut US Version was passed PG without further BBFC cuts for moderate fantasy violence and threat for:

  • 2010 20th Century RB Blu-ray
  • 2010 20th Century R2 DVD
  • 2010 20th Century Fox Online
  • 2010 cinema release

US: Cut and MPAA PG Rated. The category cuts were to a fight scene in a casino:

  • One female character seemed to take delight in beat people of the head with a pool cue.
  • A man getting his face smashed into a wall
  • The hero Percy Jackson (bloodlessly) defending himself with a broken bottle
Percy's Progress

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  • It's Not the Size That Counts
Percy's Progress is a 1974 UK comedy by Ralph Thomas.
Starring Leigh Lawson, Elke Sommer and Denholm Elliott. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1974 cinema release and a 15 rated 1990 VHS. An extended version was released in the US with an MPAA R rating.

Summary Notes

Percy, the man with the world's first penis transplant, discovers that there is a chemical in the city's water that makes men impotent.

Versions

uncut
Extended Version
MPAA R US: From IMDb:

The U.S version of the film (titled It's Not The Size That Counts ) featured additional footage shot by the distributors. These included an opening scene showing a penis transplant operation and a brief scene where a dwarf leaps out of a woman's bed (she then says the film's U.S title).

BBFC uncut 1596:40s

UK: An unknown version was passed 15 uncut for:

Seems likely to be the cut cinema version but this is unconfirmed

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
15

X

submitted
100:04s
=96:04s
UK: The cut cinema version was passed 15 without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 1990 Warner Home Video VHS

UK: Passed X (18) after compulsory cuts for:

  • 1974 cinema release
Perdita Durango

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  • Dance with the Devil
Perdita Durango is a 1997 Mexico / Spain action crime horror by Álex de la Iglesia.
Starring Rosie Perez, Javier Bardem and Harley Cross. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema release and DVD in 2000. Uncut and 18 rated since 2006 DVD. The film was cut in the US for an MPAA R rating.

Summary Review: Ultimate anti-heroine

Rough girl Perdita and her demonic lover Romeo Dolorosa need humans to sacrifice following Romeo's religion before he can go on a mission ordered by mob boss Santos. They kidnap teen sweethearts Duane and Estelle and travel with them to Las-Vegas.

Perdita is the ultimate anti-heroine in this amazingly underestimated treat. Hilarious, sexy, violent and at times wonderfully silly. The type of adventure Tarantino would love to have made but fell short every time. Perdita has more girl power than Kill Bill by a mile.

In some ways a sequel to David Lynch's Wild At Heart (several of the minor characters are featured here in a story from the same writer, Barry Gifford) and in a similar way all of the people are tainted (some more than others) and although Perdita and Romeo are the baddies you have to love them for their cool insanity and wicked sense of humour.

Versions

uncut
uncut
run: 123:52s
pal: 118:55s
18UK: Passed 18 uncut after BBFC cuts waived for:
BBFC cut
cut
cut: 37s
run: 123:05s
pal: 118:10s
18UK: Passed 18 after 37s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2000 Fox Pathe R2 DVD
  • 2000 Metrodome R2 DVD
  • 2000 cinema release

From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were

  • Heavy edits to a handcuffed naked woman being raped
  • and a shot of a girl being attacked during the anime scene on the motel television.
mpaa cut
cut 
cut:  
run: 115m
pal: 110m
MPAA RUS: The film was shorn of sex and violence for an MPAA R rating.
The Perfect Catch-gag Reel

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Versions

3s 12 cert5:40s Not known (Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent)

Cut in 2006 with the following BBFC comment: Distributor chose to remove three uses of strong language from this short work

Perfect Friday

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Perfect Friday is a 1970 UK crime comedy by Peter Hall.
With Ursula Andress, Stanley Baker, David Warner. BBFC link IMDb

Cut the BBFC for the AA (14) rated 1970 cinema release. Probably the same version for the 2013 DVD

Promotional Material

Lord Nicholas "Nick" Dorset (David Warner, Morgan!, Time After Time) and his beautiful wife Lady Britt Dorset (Ursula Andress, Dr. No, The 10th Victim) are a glamorous couple who live completely beyond their means. Their bank manager, Mr. Graham (Stanley Baker, Robbery, The Criminal), who envies his customers' wealth, has devised a foolproof plan to rob his own bank of £200,000, and Nick and Britt's desperate financial situation makes them ideal accomplices. To complicate things even further, Mr. Graham becomes involved with and falls in love with the gorgeous Lady Dorset!

Versions

BBFC cut
cut:  
run: 94:20s
pal: 90:34s
sub: 94:08s

best available
best
available

12 cert

AA certificate

MPAA R

90:34s UK: Passed 12 without further BBFC cuts for moderate sex and nudity for:

The publicity material speaks of the transfer being from as exhibited film so perhaps it is likely that this is the cut theatrical version

UK : Passed AA (14) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1970 cinema release
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
A Perfect Getaway

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Versions

uncut
uncut
longer
alternative
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

103:12s 2009 US drama by David Twohy

The US Unrated Director's Cut was submitted for the 2010 Technicolor Blu-ray. This was passed 15 without BBFC cuts.

The additional material is reported as uncontentious padding to try and sell the DVD/Blu-ray release

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

The Director's Cut region 1 DVD is available via UK Amazon
The Director's Cut UK Blu-ray is available at UK Amazon

The Director's Cut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon
The Director's Cut US Blu-ray is available at US Amazon

uncut
uncut
alternative
15 cert

MPAA
R Rated

93:13s The R Rated Theatrical Version was submitted for the 2009 cinema release and 2010 Technicolor DVD. This was passed 15 without BBFC cuts.
Perfect Man - On The Set With Hilary: Blogs And Buddies

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Versions

1s U cert5:45s Not known (Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd)

Cut in 2006 with the following BBFC comment: Distributor chose to cut two apparent uses of strong language in the soundtrack, to obtain a 'U'. A '12' uncut was available to the distributor

The Perfectionist

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Versions

91:58s 1888:38s adult video by Pierre Woodman

The Softcore Version was cut by 50s for the 2010 Darker Enterprises DVD. A single cut was made to remove a clear indication of simultaneous oral, vaginal and anal penetration of a woman by three men. An 'R18' uncut was available to the distributor.

The Hardcore Version runs 180:36s so at least 91:58s has been cut in total

Performance

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Performance is a 1970 UK crime drama by Donald Cammell & Nicolas Roeg.
With James Fox, Mick Jagger and Anita Pallenberg. BBFC link IMDb

History of censorship at the hands of the BBFC and Its own distributor, Warner. BBFC cuts later waived but the extensive footage removed by Warners is still missing.

Versions

BBFC uncut

Warner logo
20:00s

best available
best
available

18101:17s UK: The most complete version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:

From article from sbbfc.co.uk :

The BBFC were concerned about whether Michelle Breton was under 18. But as she did not take an active part in the sex scenes the nudity was acceptable.
BBFC uncut

Warner logo
20:00s

18101:08s
99:48s

 

UK: Warners Pre-cut version passed 18 after BBFC cuts restored for:
  • 1997 Warner VHS
  • 1988 Warner VHS
BBFC cut
cut

Warner logo
20:00s

X cert  UK: Passed X (18) after 20 minutes of Warner pre-cuts and 16 BBFC cuts for sex and violence for:
  • 1970 cinema release

From article from sbbfc.co.uk :

Warners executives were confused and disgusted by the film; deeming it to be too experimental and sexually perverse. They insisted on twenty minutes of cuts which would remove much of Chas's back-story and introduce Jagger to the narrative sooner, resulting in an even more confusing plot.

When Performance finally arrived at the BBFC for classification in October 1970 the film had suffered further cuts. The then director of the Board, John Trevelyan insisted on 16 more cuts to various scenes of both sex and violence.

The most controversial sequence was the cross-cutting between scenes of Chas indulging in rough sex with a woman and scenes of him receiving an oddly sexualised yet brutal whipping at the hand of Joey Maddocks (Chas's future victim). Cammell intended the scene to act as an insight into the animalistic nature of Chas's personality and his masculine relish for violence, but Trevelyan was adamant that the sex be removed from the scene. According to Cammell, the director protested that removing the sex would reduce the scene to a sadistic side-show , to which Trevelyan allegedly replied so be it .

The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak

The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak is a 1984 France fantasy adventure by Just Jaeckin.

See Gwendoline
 

Period of Adjustment

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Versions

uncut
uncut
12 cert 112:00s 1962 US comedy drama by George Roy Hill.
With Anthony Franciosa, Jane Fonda and Jim Hutton. IMDb

Passed 12 uncut for:

  • 2012 Warner VOD
BBFC
cut
A Cert   Passed A (PG) after BBFC cuts for category for:
  • 1963 cinema release

The original running time was noted as 111:17s

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a 2012 USA romance by Stephen Chbosky.
With Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller. IMDb

Not cut in the UK. Also uncut in the US bit was downrated from R to PG-13 after a successful appeal against an original R rating.
Permissive

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Permissive is a 1970 UK drama by Lindsay Shonteff.
Starring Maggie Stride, Gay Singleton and Gilbert Wynne. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

The X rated 1970 cinema release was extensively cut by the BBFC. Later uncut for 18 rated VHS and DVD.

Promotional Material

When Suzy arrives in London to visit an old friend, she is plunged into the ruthless world of the groupie, where she develops a cold, cynical instinct for survival. Mixing gritty location work, brooding flash-forward devices, and a soundtrack by cult prog rock legends Comus, Forever More and Titus Groan, Permissive is a grimly authentic countercultural experience.

Versions

uncut
uncut
1886:12s UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex and nudity for:
  • 2011 BFI Flipside RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon
  • 2010 BFI R2 DVD
  • 1995 Jezebel VHS
BBFC cut
~14:00s
X cert submitted
89:47s
=86:12s
UK: Passed X (18) after compulsory BBFC cuts for:
  • 1970 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • Extensive cuts to sex scenes
Perseus Against the Monster

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  • Perseus Against the Monsters
  • Perseo l'invincibile
Perseus Against the Monsters is a 1963 Italy / Spain fantasy adventure by Alberto De Martino.
Starring Richard Harrison, Anna Ranalli and Arturo Dominici. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for the 1964 A rated cinema release

Summary Notes

A warrior does battle against the evil Medusa, her army of stone warriors and a monstrous dragon.

Versions

BBFC cut
category
cuts
A Cert submitted
89:56s
UK: Passed A after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1964 cinema release
Personal Affairs

Personal Affairs  is a 2016 Israel drama by Maha Haj

See Banned International: Personal Affairs
 

 

The Personal History of David Copperfield

The Personal History of David Copperfieldis a 2019 UK / USA comedy drama by Armando Iannucci.
Starring Tilda Swinton, Ben Whishaw and Rosalind Eleazar. BBFC link IMDb

The film was resubmitted twice to the BBFC prior to cinema release. The second submission was a second shorter but there was no change to the rating or consumer advice.

BBFC uncut
119:28s
PGUK: A re-edited aversion was passed PG uncut for mild violence, threat, brief bloody images:
  • 2019 cinema release
BBFC uncut
119:29s
PGUK: The original version was passed PG uncut for mild violence, threat, brief bloody images:
  • 2019 cinema release

Summary Notes

Based on the novel by Charles Dickens.

Perversion Story

Perversion Story is a 1969 Italy/France Spain thriller by Lucio Fulci.

See One on Top of the Other
 

Pet Sematary II

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Versions

BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut

18

MPAA
R Rated

96:17s 1992 US horror by Mary Lambert.
With Edward Furlong, Anthony Edwards and Clancy Brown. IMDb

Passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2003 Paramount R2 DVD
  • 1993 CIC VHS
  • 1992 cinema release

The film was cut in the US for an R Rating. There is no sign of an uncut version but the cut scenes can be found in a workprint.

Peter Kay Live and Back on Nights

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uncut
uncut
15 cert93:30s 2012 release stand up comedy by Alan Sim.
With Peter Kay.

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language for:

BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut

12 cert93:30s

 

UK: The Non-Swearing Version was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for mouthed strong language and moderate sex references:
  • 2012 Universal Video
Peter Pan

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1s PG Cert107:54s 2003 US Family film by PJ Hogan

Cut in production for the cinema and subsequent 2004 Universal video/DVD versions. The BBFC made the following statement:

While the film was still in post-production the company was given advice that a headbutt delivered by Captain Hook (Jason Isaacs) to Peter Pan (Jeremy Sumpter) was unlikely to be acceptable at any category below 12A. This action was not present when the film was submitted for classification.

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon
The uncut region 1 DVD is available via UK Amazon

Peter Rabbit

Peter Rabbit is a 2018 UK / Australia / USA family animation comedy by Will Gluck.

The BBFC commented in board meeting minutes:

PETER RABBIT was classified PG for mild threat, comic violence in February 2018. It contains a scene in which the farmer, who has been established as being allergic to blackberries, is pelted with the fruit during a comic battle with the rabbit and must use an Epipen to counteract the allergic reaction.

Prior to the UK release of the film, but as a result of the film being shown in US cinemas, the BBFC received complaints that this scene promoted allergy bullying and would upset those, particularly children, who suffered allergic conditions. The Board agreed with the PG classification and that the presentation of the scene did not support these concerns.

Pete's Dragon

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Pete's Dragon is a 1977 USA adventure family fantasy musical by Don Chaffey.
With Sean Marshall, Helen Reddy and Jim Dale. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

No censor cuts but there are multiple versions for non-contentious reasons

Versions

uncut
uncut
2nd Video
U cert

MPAA
G Rated

123:26s UK: The Second Video Version was passed U uncut for:
  • 1988 Buena Vista VHS

US: The Second Video Version is MPAA G Rated for:

See Version details from dvdcompare.net . The Second Video Version featured the restored film and the reappearance of the song, Candle on the Water.

uncut
uncut
1st Video
U cert101:22s UK: The First Video Version was passed U uncut for:
  • 2001 Buena Vista R2 DVD
  • 1986 Walt Disney VHS
  • 1978 cinema release

The short First Video Version was created by speeding up the film and dropping the song, Candle on the Water

uncut
Uncut
3rd Theatrical
MPAA
G Rated
~124:00s
=~119:00s
US: The Third Theatrical Version was released in 1984
uncut
Uncut
2nd Theatrical
MPAA
G Rated
~121:00s
=~116:00s
US: The Second Theatrical Version was altered from the Roadshow Version. Most of the reduction in running time is due to an introduction and intermission being removed.
uncut
Uncut
1st Theatrical
MPAA
G Rated
~134:00s
=~128:00s
US: The film premiered and went on a Roadshow in its First Theatrical Version
Pets

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  • Submission
Submission is a 1973 USA drama by Raphael Nussbaum.
Starring Ed Bishop, Joan Blackman and Candice Rialson. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC cuts were required for an X rated cinema release in 1975 cinema release. Later uncut for 18 rated Blu-ray in 2019.

Summary Notes

Naive, but brash and sultry teenage runaway Bonnie finds herself lost and adrift in America. The lovely young lass runs afoul of a colorful array of evil oddballs who all treat her like an object: violent criminal Pat makes Bonnie help her kidnap the middle-aged Dan Daubrey; domineering lesbian painter Geraldine Mills wants Bonnie to be her kept girl and uses her as a model; and wicked misogynistic rich sicko Vincent Stackman desires poor Bonnie as the ultimate prized possession in his menagerie of caged female animals he keeps locked up in the basement of his swanky remote mansion.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 101:37s
pal: 97:33s
18

MPAA R

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex after previous BBFC cuts were waived: US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
cut
cut:
run:  
pal:  
sub: 101:47s
XUK: Passed X (18) after compulsory BBFC cuts:
  • 1975 cinema release titled Submission

 

Petta

Petta is a 2019 India action drama by Karthik Subbaraj.
Starring Rajinikanth, Vijay Sethupathi and Simran. BBFC link IMDb

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

Summary Notes

The Karthik Subbaraj-directed Petta is an action film where Rajinikanth, a school warden, plays the protagonist. The movie also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vijay Sethupathy and Trisha Krishnan.

Versions

BBFC cut
BBFC category cuts
1:03s
12A 169:35s
=162:48s

submitted
170:38s
=163:48s
UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, injury detail after 1:03s of BBFC category cuts:
  • 2019 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Cuts for requested 12A category required to remove scenes of strong violence. A 15 uncut category was available to the distributor.
Phantasm

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Phantasm is a 1979 USA Sci-Fi horror fantasy by Don Coscarelli.
Starring A Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury and Reggie Bannister. BBFC link IMDb

Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. This cut version has been released worldwide ever since.

Summary Notes

Mike, a young teenage boy who has just lost his parents, afraid to lose his brother follow him to a funeral, where Mike witnesses the Tall Man lifting a coffin on his own. Mike decides to investigate, and discovers that the Tall Man, protected by his flying spheres, is shrinking dead bodies down to half their normal size and reanimating them as slaves. It is then up to Mike, his brother, and Reggie the ice cream man to stop the Tall man.

Versions

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
~4:00s

best available
best
available

15 cert

18

MPAA R

84:52s UK: BBFC details not yet published for:
  • 2017 Arrow Phantasm 1-5 Limited Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon

UK: Passed 15 without BBFC cuts for infrequent bloody horror for:

UK: Passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1995 Guild VHS
  • 1989 VCI VHS
  • 1979 cinema release
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

The film was cut by about 4 minutes in the US to achieve an R rating. There are no signs of any restored release, and in fact some of the cut footage got re-used in Phantasm IV. The missing footage appeared as extras in later releases.

From IMDb. Approximately 4 minutes of cut footage in two scenes:

  • The first involved Mike entering a room with 2 coffins, one is open and a body is inside, the other is closed but Mike hears sounds from inside it and thinks its Reggie. As he tries to open the coffin, Reggie enters the room. When Mike sees him and then realises that something unpleasant is in there, together the two close the coffin. Mike then tells Reggie that they need to find Jody
  • The second scene had Mike and Jody run into the Tall Man in the funeral home. Jody shoots the Tall Man several times with his shotgun but it has no effect on him. He then knocks Mike onto the floor and picks up Jody by the neck with one hand! Mike sees a fire extinguisher and remembers when the Tall Man reacted badly when he passed by Reggie's Ice Cream truck with its refrigerator open. Mike realises the Tall Man can be hurt by the cold ,so he takes out the fire extinguisher and blasts the Tall Man with it as he's about to kill Jody. The Tall Man withers in pain, suddenly he screams and his head explodes splattering yellow blood all over the walls!
Phantasm II

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  • Phantasm II: The Never Dead Part Two
Phantasm II is a 1988 USA horror sci-fi by Don Coscarelli.
With James LeGros, Reggie Bannister and Angus Scrimm. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. Subsequent worldwide releases have been this cut version including BBFC 18 rated cinema release, VHS and DVD. Until a Well Go Blu-ray set featured a restoration which reinserted the infamous X-rated scene with the Sphere and the priest.

Summary Notes

Mike is released from psychiatry, when he agrees with the doctors that the terrible happenings in his past were just in his imagination. But once he's free, he contacts Redge and they team up to hunt down and eliminate the "Tall Man", who plunders the graveyards and steals the corpses with help of his terrible dwarfs. A beautiful strange girl starts to appear in Mike's dreams. He assumes she's in danger and needs their help - will they find her before the Tall Man can do her any harm?

Versions

best available
best
available
MPAA UnratedUS: Uncut and MPAA R rated for: Phantasm II has a new unrated cut. Although still not complete. In particular the restoration from the original negative reinserts the infamous X-rated scene with the Sphere and the priest. See restored scene on Facebook Video
 
BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
cut

cut:  
run: 96:22s
pal: 92:31s
18

MPAA R

UK: Passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2017 Arrow Phantasm 1-5 Limited Edition RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2005 Anchor Bay R2 DVD
  • 2000 Digital Entertainment R2 DVD via UK Amazon
  • 1989 Guild VHS
  • 1988 cinema release

US: MPAA R Rated for:

From IMDb. The film suffered cuts for its R Rating to avoid an NC-17. The cut material has never re-surfaced so the R Rated Version is the best available. A work print reveals extra scenes that were not included in the final version, some were for censorship reasons:

  • After the house blows up in the beginning, there is no Funeral scene. After Reggie runs out, Mike runs out and Reggie says he knew it before it was going to happen. Mike tells Reggie that they could probably die trying to find The Tall Man and Reggie replys Hey, we all got to go sometime.
  • After Mike encounters the Liz look-alike and sees the Worm-type creature crawl out of her back and Reggie torches him with the flamethrower, Mike wakes up finding out it was all a dream and Reggie tells him to get ready as he's ready to leave in his car.
  • There is a rumored scene that Mike has a dream that he makes love with Liz all over the World.
  • The sphere attack on Father Meyers is also much gorier. We see a much bigger geyser of blood spurt out the back of the sphere and we see a huge puddle of blood forming in front of him.
  • When Mike & Liz are sleeping in the abandoned Manor they along with Liz & Reggie take refuge in, after Mike kisses Liz, they have a Telepathic love scene and after it finishes, Liz tells Mike That's about the safest sex we'll ever have.
  • When the gold "Ripper" sphere drives itself into the Caretaker's back and sends him flying across the Casket Room, we see a lot more blood squirt from his body.
  • After The Tall Man's body is pumped full of acid and Mike, Reggie & Liz escape with Alchemy in the Hearse, we see a new Tall Man come out of the Space Gate and we see him throwing the dead Tall Man into it. This scene can be seen at the beginning of Phantasm III: Lord Of The Dead .
  • Alchemy removes more skin from her face and it soon reveals that it was actually The Tall Man who had tricked Mike, Reggie & Liz. This scene was removed because director Don Coscarelli felt it looked too fake.

See pictorial cuts from movie-censorship.com

Phantasm III

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  • Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead
  • Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead - The Never Dead Part III
  • Phantasm III: The Third Power
  • Phantasm: Lord of the Dead
Phantasm III is a 1994 US horror by Don Coscarelli.
With Reggie Bannister, A. Michael Baldwin and Bill Thornbury. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. This version was BBFC 18 rated for VHS and DVD. The cuts were later restored for the MPAA Unrated Director's Cut which was passed 15 for 2005 DVD in the UK.

Summary Review : Better than the Original

In fact it is not as violent or gory as it is said to be. Phantasm 3 has lots of great ideas and cannot be taken seriously at times, although I wouldn't put it into the fun-splatter genre.

I didn't really care for the introduction of Kevin Connors in part 3 as an eight-year-old who can shoot than anyone else and drive a car, seems a little absurd.

Nonetheless, I loved this film and can strongly recommend this to anyone who enjoys horror/sci-fi and wants more than the usual Freddy/Jason massacres.

Versions

uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA Unrated

87:17s UK: The Director's Cut/Unrated Version was passed 15 uncut for:

US:   Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
1:20s

18

MPAA R

85:55s UK: The Cut R Rated Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2002 Digital Entertainment R2 DVD
  • 1994 Guild VHS

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . See also iF Magazine:

  • A number of different scenes of violence and gore were originally cut out of Phantasm III due to a fight he had with the MPAA around the time of this film's release.
  • One particular scene with the drilling metal ball into the skull of an unlucky victim was chopped to hell because of the MPAA.
Phantasm IV: Oblivion

Phantasm IV: Oblivion is a 1998 USA Sci-Fi horror fantasy by Don Coscarelli.

Never cut by the BBFC or MPAA
 

Phantasm: Ravager

Phantasm: Ravager is a 2016 USA horror fantasy by David Hartman.

Never cut by the BBFC or MPAA
 

Phantom

Phantom is a 2015 India action thriller by Kabir Khan.

See Banned International: Phantom
 

Phantom

Phantom is a 2013 USA war thriller by Todd Robinson.

Unsuccessful appealed against an MPAA R rating for violence. The studio were angling for a PG-13
 

Phantom of Death

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  • Phantom of Death
  • Un Delitto poco comune
  • Off Balance
Phantom of Death is a 1988 Italy horror thriller by Ruggero Deodato.
Starring Michael York, Edwige Fenech and Donald Pleasence. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1989 release on VHS. Uncut since 2007 DVD.

Summary Review: Quite Good

Directed by Ruggero Deodato (Cannibal Holocaust) this is probably the last half decent film he made before disappearing from view.

Michael York plays the pianist who becomes mad after discovering he has a disease that makes him rapidly grow old. Donald Pleasence is the cop on the trail of the killer but at the same time being driven to the edge by the constant taunts of the killer.

It's quite a nicely directed film and is mostly entertaining but it's no way as extreme or nasty as the Directors more infamous work. It does still contain some ok deaths with alright amounts of blood on offer. Pleasence's performance is highly amusing and his reaction to the death of one of his police colleagues is absolutely priceless. It all leads to a totally dramatic ending that you would only see in an Italian film.

Versions

uncut
uncut
1888:11s UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong language, sex and violence for:
BBFC cut
18s
18 87:29s UK: Passed 18 after 18s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1989 Trans Global VHS

From IMDb:

  • The BBFC edited gore from the train station murder
  • Edits to the stabbing of a woman with a table lamp
The Phantom of the Opera

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  • Il fantasma dell'opera

Versions

uncut
uncut
1899:26s 1998 Italy horror by Dario Argento.
With Julian Sands, Asia Argento and Andrea Di Stefano. IMDb

The Director's Cut/Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for:

There is also an R Rated US version cut by 42s for sex and violence

The Phantom of the Opera

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The Phantom of the Opera is a 1962 UK horror music mystery by Terence Fisher.
Starring Herbert Lom, Heather Sears and Edward de Souza. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut for an A rating on cinema release and the same version was passed PG for VHS. No mention of cuts for DVD but has the same running times as the cut version.

Summary Notes

The corrupt Lord Ambrose D'Arcy (Michael Gough) steals the life's work of the poor composer Professor L. Petrie. (Herbert Lom). In an attempt to stop the printing of music with D'Arcy's name on it, Petrie breaks into the printing office and accidentally starts a fire, leaving him severely disfigured. Years later, Petrie returns to terrorize a London opera house that is about to perform one of his stolen operas.

Versions

uncut
uncut
run: 84:03s
pal: 80:41s
PG Cert

MPAA Unrated

UK: Passed PG, possibly uncut, for:
  • 2014 Media Sales/Final Cut (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2014 Media Sales/Final Cut R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2005 Universal DVD [which was never released]

The US Universal DVD of 2005 is uncut. It seems likely that this was the same version submitted to the BBFC in 2005. As it was not actually released, this is unconfirmed.

Netherlands: Uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC cut
cut
cut:  
run: 84:03s
pal: 80:41s
PG Cert

A Cert

UK: The cut cinema version was passed PG for:
  • 1987 CIC VHS

The BBFC makes a point of noting that this is the cut cinema version.

UK: Passed A after BBFC cuts for category for:
  • 1962 cinema release

From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were:

  • edited out the eye-stabbing of the rat-catcher
  • edited out shots of a hanging body
  • extensive edits to scenes showing the creation and final unmasking of the Phantom.

When released in 1962 Hammers version of this famous tale was intended to be an X Certificate, so they were horrified when informed that it was to be part of a double-feature with the A Rated Captain Clegg (aka Night Creatures) for its British theatrical release. Two scenes were lost to British audiences-- the dispatching of Patrick Troughton's rat-catcher by The Dwarf (quick but very nasty) and the Phantom tearing off his mask to the stunned audience. Both these scenes are on this DVD version and add some much-needed grislyness to the film.

Phantom Train of Doom

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  • The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: The Phantom Train of Doom

Versions

uncut PG Cert93:22s 1999 US adventure by Peter MacDonald

The cuts were waived when resubmitted in 2008

3s PG Cert89:39s The CIC DVD release of 2000 was cut by 3s

From therewindforums.co.uk :

At 1hr 15 min and 47sec, there is a shot of a horse jumping at Daniel Craig's character. The horse then falls on its side (a very loud thump is heard), and the animal then just simply lays there. This could be the sequence cut by the BBFC in 2000.

Phantoms

1990 US horror by Charles Band.

See Meridian

Phase Iv

Phase Iv  is a 1974 UK / USA Sci-Fi horror thriller by Saul Bass.
Starring Nigel Davenport, Michael Murphy and Lynne Frederick. BBFC link IMDb

The 1974 cinema release was passed 'A' uncut. The 1985 VHS was PG uncut but the rating was raised to 12 uncut for 2020 Blu-ray.

From IMDb:

In the book Future Tense by John Brosnan, an alternate ending to the film was described: Bass originally filmed a spectacular, surreal montage lasting four minutes, showing what life would be like in the 'new' Earth, but this was cut by the distributor. A preview version with this ending intact was shown to some audiences in 1973-4.

The alternate ending surfaced in  2012. The 35mm original footage of the ending was scanned and color corrected by the Academy Film Archive. Beginning in 2013, repertory showings of the film showed the alternate ending after the main feature. However Paramount have so far refused to licence the new material for video release.

Summary Notes

Desert ants suddenly form a collective intelligence and begin to wage war on the desert inhabitants. It is up to two scientists and a stray girl they rescue from the ants to destroy them. But the ants have other ideas.

Phenomena

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  • Creepers
Phenomena is a 1984 Italian Sci-Fi horror film by Dario Argento.
With Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence and Daria Nicolodi. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
Exists in three versions, a shortened version, a Director's Cut and an Integral Version. Furthermore the shortened version was further cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema and VHS releases. The cuts were waived for DVD releases of the Director's Cut and Integral Version.

Summary Notes

A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders.

Jennifer Corvino, the daughter of a famous actor, has had trouble with sleepwalking for some time. Her doctor said that it can develop a split personality. She discovers her alternate personality when she stays at a boarding school that was once the home a Richard Wagner. But someone has been killing the students, and it relates only indirectly to the criminal sanitorium nearby. So it's up to "the two greatest detectives the world has ever known, or should I say, unknown"

This is a refreshingly offbeat and wacky giallo with supernatural overtones that I instantly loved. However, I think the 110-minute version is a bit overlong and could use some editing of superfluous scenes. The 82-minute American version Creepers cuts some good gore and a couple of important scenes, so I think the best cut would be somewhere between the two available versions.

Versions

uncut
Integral
Italian Version
18

MPAA
Unrated

111:14s
 
UK: The Italian Version/Integral Version was passed 18 uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2017 Synapse Films [Italian + International + Creepers Versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon

The Italian Version additionally contains the scenes excised from the Director's Cut. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

uncut
Director's Cut
18

MPAA
Unrated

105:30s UK: The Director's Cut/International Version was passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2017 Arrow Limited Edition [Italian + International + Creepers Versions] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2000 DIVID R2 DVD titled Phenomena at UK Amazon

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

Note that Director's Cut is missing 2 plot scenes from the Italian Original at the request of the director. Many other scenes are shortened too.

  • The scene in the bus where the old woman asks Jennifer to close the window on the bus.
  • The scene in which Mrs. Bruckner tells Jennifer that she is not allowed to use her phone to call Mr. Shapiro.
mpaa cut
cut
Creepers Version
MPAA R~83:00s
=~79:00s
UK: Details for the short R Rated US Creepers Version are not yet published for:
  • 2017 Arrow Limited Edition [Italian + International + Creepers Versions] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon

US: Creepers is shortened and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2017 Synapse Films [Italian + International + Creepers Versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon

From IMDb. The American Version/Creepers Version mostly omits plot scenes but also some violence.

  • Jennifer tells her roommate how her mother left with her lover on Christmas when she was eight;
  • Jennifer eats baby food and explains that she is a vegetarian;
  • John McGregor shows his book on communicating with insects and explains how insects can be used to help solve crimes;
  • Andi Sexgang is shown on Sophie's television performing "The Quick and the Dead";
  • Motorhead's "Locomotive" continues to play in the background during the scene where Inspector Geiger visits the asylum;
  • Iron Maiden's "Flash of the Blade" continues to play as Diezla Sulzer is pursued by the killer in a suspense sequence cut from the U.S. version;
  • Morris Shapiro's unavalability is played like a horror cliche in the U.S. version; here Jennifer is told he is with his family for Passover.
  • Jennifer is given an electroencephalogram after her first sleepwalking attack.
  • the scissors stabbing the girl's hand during the first attack;
  • inspector Geiger's breaking his thumb to get out of the hand cuffs;
  • the blade through the back of the head and out the mouth scene.
BBFC cut
17s

mpaa cut
cut

1879:31s UK: The short R Rated US Creepers Version was passed 18 after 17s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1986 Palace VHS titled Creepers

The cuts were:

  • The cinema version lost several slashes of a woman's face by a chimp, but the cuts were extended for the video by totally deleting the slashings.
BBFC cut
6s

mpaa cut
cut

1883:10s
=79:50s
UK: The short R Rated US Creepers Version was passed 18 after 6s of cuts for
  • 1985 cinema release titled Creepers

The BBFC cuts were:

  • The BBFC made 2 cuts totalling 6s to reduce the the chimps slashes to a woman's face from 5 times to once.
Philomena

Philomena is a 2013 UK/USA/France drama by Stephen Frears.
With Steve Coogan, Judi Dench and Michelle Fairley. YouTube icon IMDb

Initially rated R For some language. The producers appealed to the C.A.R.A. Appeals board for a PG-13 rating and won their case.  The film was initially given an R because it included two utterances of 'fuck', when in fact only one is normally allowed at PG-13.

Physical Graffiti

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Versions

3:41s 1841:56s 1998 release, documentary about body shaping

Some of the goriest elements removed from the following scenes:

  • A man hanging from butcher's hooks that have pierced his back
  • Self induced vomiting
  • Huge ball bearings and spikes being inserted under the skin

Shown on Channel 4 schedules, under their 4Later slot without the excessive BBFC interference that the video release suffered.

The Piano Teacher

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  • La pianiste
  • Die Klavierspielerin

Versions

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

125:17s 2001 Austria/France/Germany drama by Michael Haneke.
With Isabelle Huppert, Annie Girardot and Benoît Magimel. IMDb

Passed 18 uncut for:

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

There is also a cut US R Rated version to avoid

Picnic at Hanging Rock

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Versions

uncut
uncut
alternative
PG cert 102:36s 1975 Australia mystery by Peter Weir.
With Rachel Roberts, Anne-Louise Lambert and Vivean Gray . IMDb

The Abridged Version/Director's Cut was passed PG uncut for:

The US release is uncut and rated PG for:

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

uncut
uncut
alternative
PG cert 110:37s The Theatrical Version was passed PG uncut for:
  • 2008 Second Sight R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1999 Polygram VHS
  • 1993 Electric Pictures VHS
  • 1975 cinema release
Pieces

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  • Mil gritos tiene la noche
Pieces is a 1982 Spain / USA / Puerto Rico / Italy horror mystery by Juan Piquer Simón (as JPiquer Simon).
Starring Christopher George, Lynda Day George and Frank Braña. BBFC link IMDb
Exists as a Director's Cut, an Unrated US Theatrical Version and a cut Theatrical Version.

Summary Notes

While playing with a puzzle, a teenager is repressed by his mother, and he kills her and severs her body with an ax. Forty years later, in an university campus in Boston, a serial killer kills young women and severs their bodies in parts, stealing body pieces from each student. Lt. Bracken makes a deal with the dean of the campus, and infiltrates the agent Mary Riggs as if she were a tennis teacher and together with the student Kendall, they try to find the identity of the killer.

Versions

BBFC uncut
Director's Cut
MPAA
Unrated
86:32s
=83:09s
UK: BBFC details not yet published for:
  • 2018 Arrow Special Edition [Theatrical Version + Director's Cut] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2017 Arrow Deluxe Edition [Theatrical Version + Director's Cut] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon

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

  • 2016 Grindhouse Releasing [Unrated + Director's Cut] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon
MIL GRITOS TIENE LA NOCHE, the original uncensored director's cut, is presented in Spanish with the original score by Librado Pastor. This version does not contain any additional sex and violence over the US Unrated Version.
BBFC uncut
Unrated Version
18

MPAA
Unrated

81:55s
UK: The US Unrated Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence for:
  • 2018 Arrow Special Edition [Theatrical Version + Director's Cut] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2017 Arrow Limited Edition RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2011 Arrow R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2002 Film 2000 video
  • 2002 Pegasus/Eagle Rock video
UK: Presumably the US Unrated Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1983 cinema release

US :  The US Unrated version is uncut for

  • 2016 Grindhouse Releasing [Unrated + Director's Cut] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon
This release features a brand new score from the band Umberto.
mpaa cut
cut
Theatrical Version
MPAA R~83:00s
=~79:00s

 

UK: BBFC details not yet published for:
  • 2017 Arrow Deluxe Edition [Theatrical Version + Director's Cut] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon

US: There is a shorter US Theatrical Version

From IMDb. Available in an R-rated version with alternate footage and brief omissions of gore. Alternate footage includes black underwear on the skinny dipping scene and a less gory shot to the deans head and the gore omission is in the elevator deleting a shot of the left arm being cut off

Piedras

Link Here
  • Stones

Versions

uncut
uncut
15 cert130:18s 2002 Spain drama by Ramon Salazar

The BBFC waived their cuts for the 2009 Arrow DVD

19s 15 cert130:00s The BBFC cut the 2006 Cinema Club DVD by 19s. Compulsory cut required to remove sight of genuine animal cruelty (a dog being dangled by its lead over a balcony)
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence is a 2014 Sweden / Germany / Norway / France comedy drama by Roy Andersson.
Starring Holger Andersson, Nils Westblom and Viktor Gyllenberg. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

Jon notes:

The film features scenes of a simian being experimented on and electrocuted! The scenes had been faked by clever CGI and animatronics, but if you've seen the film, and didn't know that the cruelty was faked, it looks horrendously real, and abhorrent!

The film received a 12A rating (for disturbing images ) and the BBFC DIDN'T mention anything in the BBFC Advice about the cruelty. When I emailed them about it, they said as long as the cruelty is fake, they can and will pass it!

If animal cruelty has been faked, and the BBFC are shown evidence to backup that fakeness, then it can be passed, at any rating.

Pigs

Link Here
  • Horror Farm
  • Blood Pen
  • Daddy's Deadly Darling
  • Daddy's Girl
  • The Strange Exorcism of Lynn Hart
  • Lynn Hart
  • The Secret of Lynn Hart
  • The Strange Love Exorcist
Pigs is a 1972 USA horror by Marc Lawrence.
Starring Toni Lawrence, Jesse Vint and Catherine Ross. BBFC link IMDb
The Original Director's Cut was not a success and the film was re-cut by the director with a new opening to emphasise the exorcism theme. Later a 3rd version was cut with a new opening and ending to emphasise the incest theme.

Summary Notes

Lynn Hart is a disturbed young woman who escapes from a mental hospital where she was committed for killing her abusive father who raped her. Stealing a nurse's uniform and car, Lynn ends up in a small California town where she meets and shacks up with Zambrini, an old farmer who runs the local motel and roadside café. Zambrini also owns a group of pigs that he keeps in a pen behind his house who have somehow developed a taste for human flesh. When Lynn begins killing a number of men who remind her of her dead father, Zambrini helps her out by disposing of the bodies to the pigs. Investigating the disappearances, the local sheriff eventually becomes suspicious of Lynn's past and a private investigator, hired by the hospital to find her, slowly close in on Lynn.

Versions

BBFC uncut
Director's Cut
18

MPAA R

80:36s UK: The Original Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence:

US: The Original Director's Cut is MPAA R rated for:

  • 2016 Vinegar Syndrome (RA) Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon titled Pigs
BBFC uncut
Blood Pen Version
18 79:42s

UK:  The Blood Pen Version was passed 18 uncut for:
  • 1987 Dealerpack VHS titled Horror Farm

The Original Director's Cut was not a success and the film was re-cut by the director with a new opening to emphasise the exorcism theme.

BBFC uncut
Daddy's Girl Version
    US: Donald L. Reynolds later shot new footage for the opening and ending emphasizing the incest theme
Pineapple Express

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Pineapple Express is a 2008 USA action crime comedy by David Gordon Green.
Starring Seth Rogen, James Franco and Gary Cole. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

BBFC category cuts were required for a 15 rated cinema release in 2008. All UK home video releases were 18 uncut for both the US Theatrical and Extended Versions. These were R rated and Unrated in the US without cuts.

Summary Notes

Lazy court-process clerk and stoner Dale Denton has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver: to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop and the city's most dangerous drug lord, he panics and dumps his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him--and it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they're not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia: incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Pineapple Express.

Versions

uncut
Extended Version
18

MPAA
Unrated

112:35s UK: The Extended Version/Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for frequent drug use and references, strong language and violence for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

See detailed changes from movie-censorship.com . The 5:26s of additional material for the Unrated Version seem uncontroversial and may have been for timing reasons rather than censorship.

uncut
Theatrical Version
18

MPAA R

107:22s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for frequent drug use and references, strong language and violence for:
BBFC cut
cut
UK Cinema Version
15 cert 106:41s UK: The Theatrical version was Passed 15 after BBFC category cuts for frequent drug use and references, strong language and violence for:
  • 2009 Sony R2 DVD
  • 2008 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

PINEAPPLE EXPRESS is a comedy about a man who witnesses a murder and is forced to go on the run from the police, along with his drug dealer. The film was classified '15' for frequent drug use and references, strong language and comic violence.

As the lead character is a regular drug user, sight of soft drug use (in the form of cannabis smoking) and verbal drug references are found throughout the film. However, although the tone of the film is light it does not, as a whole, promote or encourage such drug use. There is also frequent use of strong language (BBFC Guidelines at '15' state that 'There may frequent use of strong language') and some scenes of strong but comic violence. The scenes of comic violence include sight of a tough policewoman being kicked in the groin by a man and close up sight of an ear with part of it having been shot off. The film also contains a number of strong sex references such as You wanted to eat that lollipop out of that stripper's snatch and You'll blow a bunch of dudes and become a lesbian, which are crude but in line with the Guideline requirement that, at '15', 'there may be strong verbal references to sexual behaviour'.

However in an article from news.bbc.co.uk Canadian actor Seth Rogen has said that one of the drug scenes from his new film Pineapple Express had to be specially edited for UK audiences. Rogen said:

There's a scene in the movie when we sell [drugs] to high school kids - that's still in there I assume. But in the American version of the scene we also smoke weed with them and hang out. It's a really explicit scene of us getting high with these 11-year-olds. I think for the UK they've kind of softened it a bit.
Pink Cadillac

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  • En la pista de los asesinos
Pink Cadillac is a 1989 USA action crime comedy by Buddy Van Horn.
Starring Clint Eastwood, Bernadette Peters and Timothy Carhart. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for a 12 rated cinema release in 1989. The same cuts were required for 15 rated VHS in 1991. The BBFC cuts were waived for 15 rated DVD in 2003. The film is uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.

Summary Notes

Skip tracer Tommy Nowak is tracking Lou Ann McGuinn for a bail bondsman in California. Lou Ann is also being chased by her husband Roy McGuinn and his birth right/neo-nazi friends for taking their counterfeit money. Nowak eventually captures Lou Ann in Reno, but agrees to stop at her sisters on the way back to see her baby. There she finds her husband and his whacked out friend. A struggle begins and Roy takes off with her baby. Now it's up to Tommy to get the baby back.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
15

MPAA PG-13

116:02s

Poland: Uncut for:

UK: Passed 15 uncut for hard drug use with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

  • 2003 Warner Home video
US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:
BBFC cut
category cuts
27-28s
15

12

120:27s
=115:38s

submitted
120:55s
=116:05s
UK: Passed 15 after 27s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1991 Warner VHS
UK: Passed 12 after 28s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1989 cinema release

From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were:

  • to remove all shots of cocaine and speed snorting.
Pink Flamingos

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  • John Waters' Pink Flamingos
Pink Flamingos is a 1972 USA crime comedy horror by John Waters.
Starring Divine, David Lochary and Mary Vivian Pearce. Youtube linkBBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for varying amounts for an 18 rating between 1990 and 1999. Uncut and 18 rated for 2008 DVD but this was never release. Uncut and MPAA NC-17 rated in the US.

Summary Notes

Sleaze queen Divine lives in a caravan with her mad hippie son Crackers and her 250-pound mother Mama Edie, trying to rest quietly on their laurels as 'the filthiest people alive'. But competition is brewing in the form of Connie and Raymond Marble, who sell heroin to schoolchildren and kidnap and impregnate female hitchhikers, selling the babies to lesbian couples. Finally, they challenge Divine directly, and battle commences...

Versions

uncut
uncut
run: 107:02s
pal: 102:45s
MPAA NC-17US: The 25th Anniversary Version  is uncut and MPAA NC-17 rated for:

UK: The BBFC agreed to an uncut 18 rated DVD release in 2008 but the release was cancelled.

From sbbfc.co.uk. The BBFC addressed the 3 remaining cuts:

  • Probably the most difficult scene was the one featuring a man assaulting a woman with live chickens. However, a careful viewing of the scene suggested that the handling of the chickens, although rough, was no stronger than other scenes of animals being manhandled that had been passed in other films. Furthermore, although the chickens were killed, the killing was quick and clean and therefore not in breach of BBFC policy on animal cruelty.
  • The scene showing a man masturbating and injecting semen into a woman's vagina was grotesque and repulsive, rather than erotic. Although the Board had previously expressed concerns about the non-consensual nature of the scene, the datedness of the film and the lack of credibility of the scene, argued against intervention. With regard to the sexual violence in the scene, the Board's conclusion was that the scene was so over-the-top and so divorced from reality, that the likely response was disgust, shock and horror, rather than arousal.
  • The brief explicit fellatio could be justified by the wider context of the film, in that the whole purpose of the film was to shock, disgust and amuse (in a blackly comic fashion), rather than to arouse, and the explicitness of the image was important in creating the film's effect.
BBFC cut
cut
cut: 2:08s
run: 104:43s
pal: 100:32s
18UK: The 25th Anniversary Version was passed 18 after 2:08s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1999 EIV VHS

This version restored the excrement eating cuts but the others were retained

  • Cuts were made to remove sight of chickens being roughly handled and killed during a bizarre sexual assault on a woman. [The chicken is crushed between the copulating lovers].
  • Cuts were made to reduce a scene in which Channing the butler masturbates over a captive woman and injects semen into her vagina with a syringe
  • Cuts were made to remove all sight of Babs fellating her son in explicit detail
BBFC cut
cut
cut: 2:42s
run: 104:17s
pal: 100:07s
18UK: The 25th Anniversary Version was passed 18 after 2:42s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1997 cinema release

The 25th Anniversary Version added 15 minutes of uncontentious deleted scenes and an introduction by John Waters

The elastic singing anus cuts were restored but the other cuts were maintained:

  • Cuts were made to remove sight of chickens being roughly handled and killed during a bizarre sexual assault on a woman. [The chicken is crushed between the copulating lovers].
  • Cuts were made to reduce a scene in which Channing the butler masturbates over a captive woman and injects semen into her vagina with a syringe
  • Cuts were made to remove all sight of Babs fellating her son in explicit detail
  • Cuts were made to remove sight of Babs eating real dog excrement.
BBFC cut
 cut
cut: 3:04s
run: 89:18s
pal: 85:44s
18UK: Passed 18 after 3:04s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1990 Castle VHS

From  sbbfc.co.uk . The cuts justified on grounds of sexual violence, degradation, animal cruelty, and obscenity were:

  • Cuts were made to remove sight of chickens being roughly handled and killed during a bizarre sexual assault on a woman. [The chicken is crushed between the copulating lovers].
  • Cuts were made to reduce a scene in which Channing the butler masturbates over a captive woman and injects semen into her vagina with a syringe
  • Cuts were made to reduce a scene in which a man flexes his anus in close up, making it look as if the anus is singing .
  • Cuts were made to remove all sight of Babs fellating her son in explicit detail
  • Cuts were made to remove sight of Babs eating real dog excrement.
uncut
uncut
run: 91:58s
pal: 88:17s

 

pre-cert VHSUK: Released uncut for the pre-cert video:
  • 1981 Palace VHS
Pink Narcissus

Pink Narcissus is a 1971 USA gay drama by James Bidgood (as Anonymous).

See Hardcore 18s List: Pink Narcissus
 

The Pink Panther Strikes Again

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Versions

  PG Cert98:33s 1976 UK film by Blake Edwards.

James Ferman's passion in life is that the British public should not be able to see chainsticks in operation. Cato therefore receives 30s less torment from Peter Sellers. But then again the BBFC do not own up to any cuts

Piranha II - Flying Killers

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  • Piranha II Flying Killers
  • Piranha Part Two - the Spawning
Piranha II - Flying Killers is a 1981 USA / Italy / Netherlands Sci-Fi horror romance by James Cameron and Ovidio G Assonitis (uncredited)
Starring Tricia O'Neil, Steve Marachuk and Lance Henriksen. BBFC link IMDb
Cut and shortened for a US MPAA R rated release, tagged the Director's Cut. The uncut International Version was released for the rest of the world. This was originally X rated in the UK for 1982 cinema release but was reduced to 15 for 2003 DVD.

Summary Comments

A scuba diving instructor, her biochemist boyfriend, and her police chief ex-husband try to link a series of bizarre deaths to a mutant strain of piranha fish whose lair is a sunken freighter ship off a Caribbean island resort.

Versions

BBFC uncut
International Version
run: 84:31s
pal: 81:08s
15

18

X

cert_mpaa_unrated.jpg

UK: The International Version was passed 15 uncut for:
  • 2020 88 Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2020 88 Films Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon
  • 2003 Columbia/Tri-Star R2 DVD titled Piranha Part Two - the Spawning
UK: The International Version was passed18 uncut for:
  • 2001 Missing in Action R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1993 Missing in Action VHS
  • 1986 RCA/Columbia Pictures VHS
UK: The International Version was passed X (18) uncut for:
  • 1982 cinema release titled Piranha II Flying Killers

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

mpaa cut
Director's Cut
cut:  
run: 84:31s
pal: 81:08s
MPAA RUS: Cut for a US R rating. The US distributors cut all the nudity and substantially shortened the film. They claimed that it was much better and labeled it as the Director's Cut. It sounds likely that this was an attempt at reputation management by James Cameron.

See  pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

Piranha Women

Piranha Women is a 1989 USA action comedy horror by JF Lawton

See Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death
 

Pirates

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Versions

uncut
uncut
15 cert 113:15s
=108:43s
1986 France/Tunisia adventure by Roman Polanski

The film was passed 15 uncut for a 2010 Lions Gate release

uncut
uncut
15 cert107:24s The BBFC passed the film 15 uncut for the 1996 Polygram video
pre-cut
1:30s
PG cert 105:34s A 1:30s Pre-cut Version was passed PG without further BBFC cuts for the 1987 Warner video.

From cuts details on IMDb :

  • Pre-cut with edits to the attempted rape of María-Dolores in order for the film to receive a PG
16s PG cert111:32s
=107:04s

 

The BBFC cut 16s from the PG rated 1986 cinema release
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists

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  • The Pirates! Band of Misfits
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists is a UK/US animation by Peter Lord and Jeff Newitt.
With Hugh Grant, Salma Hayek and Jeremy Piven. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Specifically a joke about lepers was pre-cut for political correctness after a media stink. In general soundtracks have been changed to suit different countries

Versions

BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut

U cert84:25s UK: The UK Version was passed U without BBFC cuts for very mild language, violence, threat and innuendo for:
  • 2012 Sony RB 3D Blu-ray
  • 2012 Sony RB Blu-ray
  • 2012 Sony R2 DVD
  • 2012 [2D, 3D] cinema release

A joke was dropped for political correctness about the Pirate Captain on board a captive ship, demanding gold.  Afraid we don't have any gold old man, this is a leper-boat, explains a crew member. See, he adds as his arm falls off. The leper boat was transformed into a plague ship.

  international  There seems to be several international versions where the dialogue has been adapted to various countries. The US version has accents redubbed and it loses a couple of slightly more adult jokes. There are also changes to dialogue that is country specific
 

The Pirates of Blood River

  • Pirates of Blood River
  • Die Piraten am Todesfluss
The Pirates of Blood River is a 1962 UK action romance by John Gilling.
Starring Kerwin Mathews, Glenn Corbett and Christopher Lee. BBFC link IMDb
Heavily cut from X to U for 1961 UK cinema release. An unknown cut version was passed 12 for 2020 Blu-ray.

Summary Notes

In a village of Huguenot refugees, Jonathon Standing is exiled by his father to a nearby penal colony for his improper relationship with a married woman. This penal colony is then invaded by pirates who force Jonathan to lead them back to his village, convinced that it contains a great treasure.

Versions

BBFC uncut
run: 90:32s
pal: 86:55s

best available
best
available
12

MPAA Unrated

UK: A cut version was passed 12 for moderate violence, occasional bloody images without further BBFC cuts:
  • 2020 Powerhouse Films Hammer Volume Five RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
US: MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
category cuts
cut:  
run:  
pal:  
sub: 94:27s
U pre 1970UK: Passed U after BBFC category cuts:
  • 1961 cinema release titled Pirates of Blood River

From IMDb.

This movie was originally given a BBFC X (16) certificate for its cinema release. Hammer then decided they wanted an A certificate, so it was trimmed of violence with heavy cuts to the killing of Maggie by piranhas.

After reconsidering again, Hammer decided to settle for a U certificate, so further cuts were made which edited:

  • all of the piranha scenes
  • the blindfolded sword-fight,
  • the attack on the farm,
  • a shot of a hanged man's legs, and
  •  the overdubbing of words such as harlot and adulterer.
A Pistol for Ringo

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  • Una pistola per Ringo
A Pistol for Ringo is a 1965 Spain/Italy action western drama by Duccio Tessari.
With Giuliano Gemma, Fernando Sancho and Lorella De Luca. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for 'U' rated  1966 cinema release. Uncut for 12 rated Blu-ray in 2018.

Promotional Material

When bandito Fernando Sancho and his gang rob a bank and begin executing hostages while conducting a standoff at a nearby ranch, local authorities send in Ringo (Giuliano Gemma) to infiltrate the ranch and rescue the survivors.

Versions

uncut
uncut
12

MPAA
Unrated

98:52s   UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate violence, brief sexual threat with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
  • 2018 Arrow [A Pistol for Ringo + The Return of Ringo] Special Edition RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2018 Arrow [A Pistol for Ringo + The Return of Ringo] Special Edition (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2013 Shout! Factory / Timeless Media [4 Spaghetti Westerns] R1 DVD at US Amazon
BBFC cut
category
cuts
old cert U  UK: Passed U after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1966 cinema release
The Pit and the Pendulum

Link Here
  • Edgar Allan Poe's Pit and the Pendulum

The Pit and the Pendulum is a 1961 US horror by Roger Corman.
With Vincent Price, Barbara Steele and John Kerr. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1961 cinema release. Uncut thereafter,  15 rated on VHS, 12 rated on DVD.

Summary Review: The finest Corman-Poe film

Francis Barnard hears his sister Elizabeth has died. Her husband Nicholas Medina, the son of the brutish torturer of the Spanish Inquisition, tells him she has died of a blood disease, but Francis finds this hard to believe. After some investigating he finds out that it was extreme fear that was fatal to his sister and that she may have been buried alive!

From horror's team of Roger Corman, Vincent Price and, of course, Edgar Allen Poe comes this menacing, macabre and suspenseful tale of insanity, death and betrayal. This film is certainly one of, but maybe even the finest Corman-Poe film. It's Poe at his most devilishly malicious as it deals with themes of torture, and the most frightening method of death known to man; being buried alive.

Versions

uncut
uncut
run: 80:11s
pal: 76:59s
12 cert

15 cert

MPAA Unrated

UK: Passed 12 uncut for: UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
  • 1993 Vision VHS
  • 1988 Video Gems VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC cut
cut
cut:  
run:  
pal: 77:00s
sub: 80:13s
X certUK: Passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1961 cinema release

From IMDB:

  • 2 shots of a corpse's face in a coffin were cut by the BBFC
Pitch Black

Link Here
  • The Chronicles of Riddick: Pitch Black
Pitch Black is a 2000 USA action Sci-Fi thriller by David Twohy.
With Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser and Vin Diesel. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb

There's an uncontroversial Director's Cut and a Theatrical Version.

Summary Notes

A prisoner transport ship and its crew are marooned on a planet full of bloodthirsty creatures that only come out to feast at night. But then, they learn that a month-long eclipse is about to occur.

Versions

uncut
Director's Cut
run: 111:44s
pal: 107:16s
15 cert

MPAA Unrated

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

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com . The Director's Cut features an extra 3:40s of non contentious additional material. The extra material adds useful plot details but slows down the pace of the movie.

uncut
Theatrical Version
run: 108:04s
pal: 103:45s
15 cert

MPAA R

UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2013 Universal Riddick Collection RB Blu-ray
  • 2013 Universal Riddick Collection R2 DVD
  • 2011 Universal Special Edition R2 DVD
  • 2010 Universal R2 DVD
  • 2009 Universal R0 Blu-ray
  • 2004 Universal R2 DVD
  • 2001 Columbia/TriStar R2 DVD
  • 2001 Universal R2 DVD
  • 2000 cinema release
Pixels

Pixels is a 2015 USA action comedy by Chris Columbus.
Starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Michelle Monaghan. Youtube link IMDb

See  article from  moviepilot.com :

According to some of the emails leaked from Sony, the studio heavily edited the movie Pixels to ensure it didn't fall foul of the ever-present Chinese censors.

Reuters is reporting that the original script for the movie, which made frequent references to China, was sanitized after executives felt it could hinder its global box office appeal.

For example, one scene, which featured pixelated aliens blasting a hole into the Great Wall of China, was decided to be too inflammatory for Chinese censors. Li Chow, chief representative of Sony Pictures in China, explained that although the film featured other landmarks being destroyed, it was simply better to lose the scene.

The original script also apparently contained references to a Communist Conspiracy brother hacking an email server. As you can expect, this was also stripped in an attempt to pass the movie for the Chinese market. In fact, by the end of the cull, there were no references to the authoritarian nation left in the script.

Pixiwoo Present: Hollywood Icons

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Pixiwoo Present: Hollywood Icons is a documentary video
Starring Sam Chapman and Nic Chapman. BBFC link

BBFC category cuts were required for a 12 rated 2016 DVD release.

Promotional Material

Make-up artists and sisters, Sam & Nic Chapman aka Pixiwoo, tell the story behind some of the iconic Hollywood looks and the Ladies who have inspired them throughout their careers - their pop culture Icons. With a distinctive, polished style, this film is a thoughtful exploration of the trends that defined a century in makeup, beauty and glamour. The DVD is packaged with a limited edition exclusive Real Techniques blush brush – the perfect gift!

Versions

BBFC cut
category cuts
15s
12 66:16s UK: Passed 12 for moderate sex and drug references after 15s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2016 2entertain R0 DVD at UK Amazon released on 21st November 2016
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to make cuts to some stronger verbal sex references in order to obtain a 12 classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.
Pixote

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Pixote is a 1981 Brazil crime drama by Hector Babenco.
Starring Fernando Ramos da Silva, Jorge Julião and Gilberto Moura. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1982 cinema release and 1988 VHS. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

Pixote, a 10-year-old runaway boy, is arrested on the streets of Sao Paulo during a police round-up homeless people. Pixote endures torture, degradation and corruption at a local youth detention center where two of the runaways are murdered by policemen who frame Lilica, a 17-year-old transvesite hustler. Pixote helps Lilica and three other boys escape where they make their living by the life of crime which only escalates to more violence and death.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA Unrated ~128:00s
=~122:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2010 Agita Productions R0 DVD
BBFC cut
compulsory BBFC cuts
18 126:35s
=121:31s

UK: Passed 18 after compulsory BBFC cuts:
  • 1988 Palace VHS
  • 1982 cinema release

From IMDb. All UK versions were cut by 27 secs under the 1978 Protection of Children Act. The scene removed was a panning shot showing Pixote on a bed alongside a couple having sex.

P.J.

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  • New Face in Hell
New Face in Hell is a 1968 USA action mystery drama by John Guillermin.
Starring George Peppard, Raymond Burr and Gayle Hunnicutt. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1968 and cut again for an 'AA' rated release in 1970. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

Private eye P.J. is reluctant when he gets a new job: he shall protect Maureen Preble, mistress of millionaire Orbeson, mainly from attacks by his wife and her greedy family. In truth Orbeson plans a deadly intrigue in which P.J. is to play a central part. Meanwhile P.J. falls in love with Maureen and Orbeson's money.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 109m
pal: 105m
MPAA UnratedUS: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
cut
cut:  
run:  
pal:  
sub: 108:16s
AA certificateUK: Passed AA (14) after BBFC category cuts:
  • 1970 cinema release titled New Face in Hell
BBFC cut
cut
cut:  
run:  
pal:  
sub: 108:16s
X pre 1970UK: Passed X (16) after compulsory BBFC cuts:
  • 1968 cinema release titled P.j.
A Place Called Today

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  • City in Fear

Versions

BBFC
2:37s

MPAA
cut

1889:37s 1972 US drama by Don Schain.
With J. Herbert Kerr Jr., Lana Wood and Cheri Caffaro. IMDb

The cut R Rated Version was passed after a further 2:37s of BBFC cuts for:

  • 1983 cinema release

There is also a US X Rated release reported to run at ~103:00s = 99:00s PAL

A Place to Go

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Versions

BBFC uncut12 cert81:29s A Place to Go is a 1963 UK crime drama by Basil Dearden.
With Bernard Lee, Rita Tushingham and Michael Sarne.

UK: An unknown version was passed 12 for moderate violence for:

BBFC
cut
A Cert submitted
88:11s
=84:39s

 

UK: Passed A after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1963 cinema release
The Plague of Zombies

1966 UK horror by John Gilling

The Plainsman

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Versions

2s U cert108:35s by Cecil B. Demille (Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd)

Cut in 2006 with the following BBFC comment: The cuts were Compulsory. Cut required to sight of horse fall

Planet Terror

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  • Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror

Versions

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

101:18s 2007 US action film by Robert Rodriguez. With Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodríguez and Josh Brolin. IMDb

The Extended and Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for:

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Note there is also a scratch free version that is the same as the Extended and Unrated Version but removes the fake scratches added to give aging effect.

The R Rated US theatrical Version is shorter. Rodriguez mentions a couple of scenes where the ratings board mandated massive trims (they involve brain eating and torso tearing), but the added back bits don't really accentuate the excess. So aside from a few additional seconds of melting testicles, and an overall augmented level of post-gunshot spray, Planet Terror plays similarly to the Theatrical Version.

The Planter's Wife

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  • Outpost in Malaya
  • White Blood
The Planter's Wife is a 1952 UK adventure drama by Ken Annakin.
Starring Claudette Colbert, Jack Hawkins and Anthony Steel. BBFC link IMDb
Uncut for 1952 cinema release but cut for animal cruelty in a PG rated video release in 2018.

Summary Notes

The marriage of rubber-plantation owner Jim Frazer and his wife, Liz, which has survived many disasters, including years in a Japanese internment camp, is at a breaking point. Under constant threats of bandit attacks and concerned with the safety of his plantation and the people on it, Jim spares no time for his marriage. Liz is to take their young son, Mike, home to school in England, and, without telling Jim, does not plan to return. A neighboring plantation is attacked and the owner killed just prior to her departure. Liz and Jim get arms and ammunition from a near-by town, and a night of terror follows as the bandits attack.

Versions

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
1:18s
PG 84:42s

submitted
86:00s
UK: Passed PG for mild violence, threat after 1:18s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 2018 Strawberry Media video
The BBFC commented:
  • Compulsory cut required to remove sight of animal cruelty (cobra and mongoose fight).
BBFC uncut
uncut
A pre 1970 91:20s
=87:41s

UK: Passed A (PG) uncut for:
  • 1952 cinema release
Play Dirty

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Play Dirty is a 1969 UK war adventure drama by André De Toth (as Andre De Toth).
Starring Michael Caine, Nigel Davenport and Nigel Green. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

BBFC category cuts were required for an AA rated 1971 cinema release

Promotional Material

WWII Action/Drama about a 'Dirty Dozen-type' unit operating behind enemy lines in North Africa.

A British Petroleum executive (Michael Caine) is assigned to work with the British Army handling port duties for incoming fuels. This gives him the official rank of Captain in the British Army. The Colonel (Nigel Green) in charge of the unit is told he must have a British officer accompany his men on a dangerous mission 400 miles behind the German lines and is saddled with the Petroleum executive, who tries to argue his way out by saying that his contract states he is to only work port duties. That argument is lost on the Brigade Commander (Harry Andrews - Ice Cold in Alex; The Hill)) who simply points out that the executive is wearing a British uniform. The real leader of the Dirty Dozen (Nigel Davenport - A Man for All Seasons; The Royal Hunt of the Sun; No Blade of Grass), a released prisoner himself, doesn't need or want the British officer, who's supposed to be in charge, but he's promised an extra 2,000 British Pounds if he gets him back alive.

Versions

uncut
uncut
15113:21s UK: An unknown version was passed 15 for strong violence, sexual violence without BBFC cuts for:

The BBFC cut the film for UK cinema release a couple of years after the premiere. Presumably the uncut version would have been distributed internationally so should be available in its uncut form for home video.

BBFC cut
category
cuts
AA certificate submitted
118:04s
=113:21s
UK: Passed AA after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1971 cinema release
The Playbirds

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  • David Sullivan's The Playbirds
  • Secrets of a Playgirl
  • The Playbird Murders
The Playbirds is a 1978 UK sex comedy by Willy Roe.
Starring Mary Millington, Glynn Edwards and Gavin Campbell. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1978. The same version was released on 18 rated home video.

Summary Notes

Two detectives are drawn into the world of porn, while investigating murders of centrefolds...

Versions

BBFC cut
cut
cut:  
run: 93:15s
pal: 89:31s

best available
best
available

18

X cert

MPAA Unrated

UK: The cut cinema version was passed 18 without further cuts for strong sex and nudity and sexualised violence:
  • 2019 Screenbound [Mary Millington Movie Collection] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2010 Odeon R2 DVD
  • 1997 Lazer video
  • 1997 Medusa VHS
  • 1986 Might Fair VHS
UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1978 cinema release
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2020 Screen Bound Mary Millington Movie Collection (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon
The BBFC cuts were:
  • A couple of scenes lost some female masturbation
The Players

Link Here
  • Les infidèles

Versions

BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut

18103:01s The Players is a 2012 France comedy by Emmanuelle Bercot and Fred Cavayé.
With Jean Dujardin, Gilles Lellouche and Lionel Abelanski. IMDb

UK: Passed 18 without BBFC cuts for strong sex and sex references

  • 2012 Momentum R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 16th July 2012
  • 2012 cinema release

See  article from  news.com.au : Cut for Oscar winning good taste

A joke about the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America was cut from Jean Dujardin's, Les Infideles , new film so he could win the Best Actor Oscar for The Artist , it has emerged.

A source close to the makers of Les Infideles confirmed that Jean Dujardin played a love cheat French businessman in one of the scenes cut out of the film. In the removed extract, the Frenchman had travelled to New York to conduct an affair, while telling his wife that he was working hard in an office in Manhattan.

As he is about to seduce his lover in a hotel room, the businessman receives a phone call from his wife and tells her: Yes, yes, my darling, everything is fine. Meanwhile, the September 11 terrorist attacks of 2001 can be seen starting outside the window behind him, as a passenger plane flies in to the World Trade Centre. Original news footage was used in the sketch.

The source said: Yes, the scene was considered too much for America. It would have been provocative, especially in the run-up to the Oscars and other awards.

The film has previously come in for a bit of nutter stick. Posters for Les Infideles were taken down in Paris in response to whinges from the politically correct

The Playgirls and the Vampire

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  • Playgirls and the Vampire
  • L'ultima preda del vampiro
  • Curse of the Vampire
The Playgirls and the Vampire is a 1960 Italy horror by Piero Regnoli.
Starring Walter Brandi, Lyla Rocco and Maria Giovannini. Youtube linkBBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1963 X rated cinema release. Uncut on DVD and in the US

Summary Notes

Five beautiful showgirls are trapped by a storm and find refuge in a creepy old castle. The owner of the castle, a strange nobleman, has a secret laboratory in the basement and has his own plans for the girls.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
15

MPAA
Unrated

80:32s

UK: Passed 15 uncut for: US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
X pre 1970submitted
80:23s
 
UK: Passed X (18) after compulsory cuts for:
  • 1963 cinema release
Playtime

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  • Play Time
  • Tempo di divertimento
Playtime is a 1967 France / Italy comedy by Jacques Tati.
Starring Jacques Tati, Barbara Dennek and Rita Maiden. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
Not cut by UK or US film censors, but shortened versions exist. Note that some run times quoted are longer as they include intermissions.

Summary Notes

Monsieur Hulot has to contact an American official in Paris, but he gets lost in the maze of modern architecture which is filled with the latest technical gadgets. Caught in the tourist invasion, Hulot roams around Paris with a group of American tourists, causing chaos in his usual manner.

Versions

uncut
Restored Version
U cert

MPAA
Unrated

124:11s
=119:13s
UK: The Restored Version was passed U uncut for:

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

uncut
uncut
U cert

MPAA
Unrated

114:45s UK: The shorter International Version was passed U without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1990 BFI VHS
  • 1985 Stablecane VHS
uncut
uncut
old cert U 113:23s
=108:51s
UK: A short version was passed U without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1967 cinema release
Please Don't Eat My Mother

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  • Hungry Pets

Please Don't Eat My Mother is a 1973 USA comedy horror by Carl Monson.
With Buck Kartalian, Lynn Lundgren and Art Hedberg. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC to remove a real oral sex scene. Uncut in the US

Summary Review: Little Shop of Sexy Horrors

A middle-aged man buys a plant with a sexy voice that develops a craving for insects, frogs, dogs... and humans.

Micro budget take on Roger Corman's Little Shop of Horrors. The premise is used to string together a few sex scenes that were quite hard for the time. Mostly irrelevant these days.

Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~98:00s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
soft
22s
18 97:23s UK: Passed 18 after 22s of cuts for:
  • 2012 Freemantlemedia Harry Novak Vol 3 R2 DVD

The BBFC commented:

Company chose to remove sight of unsimulated sexual activity (in this case fellatio and licking of penis). An uncut R18 classification was available.

The Pleasure Girls

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The Pleasure Girls is a 1965 UK drama by Gerry O'Hara.
Starring Francesca Annis, Anneke Wills and Tony Tanner. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1965 cinema release. Uncut for 15 rated home video releases from 2010.

Summary Review: Top Notch

Pleasure Girls is a real period gem. Great cast. Great locations. Beautifully shot. A rather classy production and a real time tripper. The film, shot in black and white, really captures London circa 1964.

Very simple story about a girl who comes to London to be a model and the various characters she comes across in her Kensington flat share.

The story is a bit silly and trite at times, but enjoyably so. As an eye over London at that time it's surprisingly illuminating in terms of fashion, cars, clothes, pretty girls and the early days the of the Swinging London era.

Versions

uncut
uncut
run: 86:19s
pal: 82:52s
15 certUK: The Export Version was passed 15 uncut for:
BBFC cut
cut
cut:  
run: 85:07s
pal: 81:43s
sub: 86:23s
15 cert

X cert

UK: The cut cinema version was passed 15 without further BBFC cuts for:

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

  • 1965 cinema release

From IMDb:

  • cut to shorten some bedroom scenes
  • brief shots of nudity cuts
  • and the beating up of Nicolai.

See pictorial cuts from movie-censorship.com

Pledge This!

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  • National Lampoon's Pledge This!

Versions

uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

86:48s 2006 US comedy by William Heins & Strathford Hamilton

The US Unrated Naughty Version was passed 15 uncut for the 2007 Lions Gate DVD.

There is also a cut down R Rated version with 2 minutes less tits

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

The uncut region 2 DVD is available at UK Amazon
The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon


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