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 v          Prank - 2016 Canada comedy drama by Vincent Biron.


 X   Prank

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Prank is a 2016 Canada comedy drama by Vincent Biron.
Starring Alexandre Auger, Eric K Boulianne and Normand Daoust. IMDb

BBFC cuts were required for 15 rated VoD release in 2017.
Summary Notes

Stefie, a lonely young boy, is approached by Martin, Jean-Sé and Lea to record their daily pranks with his cellphone. The four prankmeisters decide to set up an antic that goes beyond anything they've done so far... But who will be the victim? PRANK is a funny and cruel coming-of-age story about friendship, peer pressure and the loss of innocence.

Versions

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
24s
15 76:44s UK: Passed 15 for strong language, sex references, nudity, drug misuse after 24s of BBFC compulsory cuts for: The BBFC commented:
  • Cuts were required to remove sight of a young child in the same frame as pornographic images playing on a television screen.

The BBFC further commented in its annual report covering 2017:

The Canadian comedy drama Prank features a scene in which a family watch a home video of a children's dance show which is interrupted by a fetish pornographic film that has been recorded over it. The young daughter, who is clearly played by a child actor, watches the video with her family and although the scene was likely to have been filmed without the pornographic images on the television screen (which would have been added in post-production), the impression given of a child appearing in the same frame as a sex work was sufficient for cuts to be required.

 v          Pranks - 1982 US slasher by Jeff Obrow & Stephen Carpenter.


 X   Pranks

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  • The Dorm that Dripped Blood
  • Death Dorm
Pranks is a 1982 US slasher by Jeff Obrow & Stephen Carpenter.
With Laurie Lapinski, Stephen Sachs and David Snow. YouTube icon IMDb
The cut R rated version was banned in the UK as one the celebrated video nasties. It was later released on VHS and DVD after BBFC cuts. A Director's Cut turned up in the US in 2011.
Summary Review : Typical Slasher Stuff
Another 80's college film in which all the "students" look older than expected. This is typical slasher stuff, with overly dramatic music that sounds ripped off from Psycho . Don't expect anything earth-shattering; you do get a cheapie, yet solid release for fans of 80's slasher/horror.

Expect a low budget, some bad acting, and if those are things you are able to tolerate then Pranks ain't half bad. Best served with lots of beer and a roomful of friends.

Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA Unrated ~88:00s
=~84:00s
US: The Directors Cut is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

See article from mcbastardsmausoleum.blogspot.com : Director's Cut

If you think you've seen this film totally uncut... think again! Synapse Films is presents The Dorm that Dripped Blood in a never-before-seen alternate version containing additional scenes, extended gore sequences and a different sound mix.

This transfer was created from the only existing 35mm answer print of the original Directors' Cut entitled Death Dorm , a version of the film thought to have been lost for over thirty years.

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

mpaa cut
cut
MPAA R ~84:00s
=~81:00s
US: The R Rated Version is uncut for"
BBFC cut
10s
1881:11s UK: The R Rated Version was passed 18 after 10s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2010 Cornerstone R2 DVD
  • 2003 Vipco R0 DVD
  • 2001 Protected DVD
  • 2001 Vipco VHS
  • 1992 VPD VHS

The BBFC cuts were:

  • 10s were cut from a scene showing a janitor being murdered with a drill.
mpaa cut
cut
Video Nasty 81:31s UK: The R Rated Version was released without cuts on pre-cert video:
  • 1982 Canon VHS

Released by Canon in June 1982. It was added to the DPP list of banned video nasties in October 1983. It was dropped from the list in September 1985

 v          Pray For Death - 1985 USA action drama by Gordon Hessler.


 X   Pray For Death

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  • Pray for Death
  • A nindzsa imája a haláláért
Pray For Death is a 1985 USA action drama by Gordon Hessler.
Starring Shô Kosugi, James Booth and Donna Kei Benz. Youtube link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an 18 rated 1986 cinema and VHS release. Also cut in the US for an R rating although there is also an Unrated version.
Summary Notes

After a peace loving Japanese immigrant and his family become victims of a crime syndicate, a master ninja emerges.

Versions

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

Greece flag

98:27s
=94:31s
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, threat for:
Hopefully this is the Unrated version but the running time doesn't confirm this.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

The uncut version should run for about 98:27s but Amazon notes the release at ~92:00s. The Arrow release promotional material says that this release is based on the US Unrated version but the running time is then inconsistent.

Greece: There are reports of an uncut Greek VHS

mpaa cut
~4:00s
MPAA R94:29s
=90:42s
US: The R rated version is cut by about 4 minutes
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
3:43s
18 89:23s

UK: The Unrated Version was passed 18 after 3:43s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1986 Video Programme Dists VHS
  • 1986 cinema release

From IMDb:

The film's UK home video release was cut by nearly four minutes. Any shots in which throwing stars and nunchaku are used were removed, as well as several scenes of bloody violence and Aiko's rape scene.

 v          Predator - 1987 US action film by John McTiernan.


 X   Predator

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Predator is a 1987 US action film by John McTiernan.
With Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers and Kevin Peter Hall. YouTube icon IMDb

Originally passed 18 uncut by the BBFC but a heavily cut German version was distributed 2001-2003 with an 18 rating. Downgraded to an uncut 15 in 2013. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Summary Notes

A team of special force ops, led by a tough but fair soldier, Major "Dutch" Schaefer, are ordered in to assist CIA man, George Dillon, on a rescue mission for potential survivors of a Helicopter downed over remote South American jungle. Not long after they land, Dutch and his team discover that they have been sent in under false pretenses. This deception turns out to be the least of their worries though, when they find themselves being methodically hunted by something not of this world.

Versions

uncut
uncut
15

18

MPAA R

102:08s UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, sex references, language for:
  • 2017 cinema release

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, strong language and sex references for:

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

  • 2018 20th Century Fox 3 movie Collection RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2014 20th Century Fox [3D + 2D] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2010 20th Century Fox Ultimate Hunter Edition RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2008 20th Century Fox RB Blu-ray
  • 2008 20th Century Fox R2 DVD
  • 2007 20th Century Fox Definitive Edition R2 DVD
  • 2006 20th Century Fox Special Edition R2 DVD
  • 2001 20th Century Fox R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1998 20th Century Fox VHS
  • 1988 Film & Video VHS
  • 1987 cinema release

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut

18101:33s UK: The heavily cut German Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for
  • 2003 20th Century Fox R2 DVD
  • 2001 20th Century Fox R2 DVD

Thanks to Luis Canau. The German censors cut the film to avoid indexing:

  • 23:43 - Dutch (Schwarzenegger) fires a mortar into a hut - we don't see a man projected into the air
  • 24:06 - Similar shot, with a scream being affected by the edit
  • 24:16 - 6 shots cut, removing a man in flames shot by Dillon (Carl Weathers), followed by him warning Dutch of an enemy, which is then shot by both (a shot presented the soldier being pierced by bullets, from behind)
  • 24:40 - When the helicopter in which the Russians where about to escape is blown away, we don't get to see a man falling out, in flames
  • 24:51 - After an explosion, a scene is cut in which two men are projected in the air, falling down on the water
  • 25:17 - A soldier on a tree is shot by a machine gun. Two shots of him falling down are cut, including one with him partially burning
  • 25:27 - Billy (Sonny Landham) shots two soldiers, amongst explosives. One is burned by the flames, but we don't see any of this;
  • 25:45 - The famous "stick around!" scene is removed. Three shots are cut: the enemy approaches from behind, Dutch turns around and throws the knife, and then says the one-liner. They left the enemy entering the frame though. The audience should think it's one of the good guys following the leader? We can still hear part of the scream that Schwarzenegger makes while he throws the weapon;
  • 1:08:22 - When Mac (Bill Duke) is killed by the predator we don't get to see a shot taken from a low angle, in which his head is dripping blood and his body jerks;
  • 1:10:10 - Other famous shot is almost totally removed: when Dillon's arm falls to the ground we don't see two shots of it still firing the machine gun and a third shot, in the middle, of his face reacting to the pain. There's only a brief moment of the arm hitting the ground left.
 v          Predator 2 - 1990 USA action Sci-Fi horror by Stephen Hopkins.


 X   Predator 2

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  • Depredador 2
Predator 2 is a 1990 USA action Sci-Fi horror by Stephen Hopkins.
Starring Danny Glover, Gary Busey and Kevin Peter Hall. IMDb
The film was originally cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. The cuts have persisted to all releases since and is the best available. The film suffered category cuts in Australia for an M rating, but was passed uncut at R18+ and later MA15+.
Summary Notes

LAPD lieutenant Mike Harrigan and his cocky detective partner Jerry Lambert soon realize that what seemed a bloody feud between voodoo high priest King Willie's Jamaican gangs and Ramon Vega's Colombian drug gang is actually the work of a scary third party. Peter Keyes's federal team shields the crime scene even for the LAPD. BUt after forensics proves it must be an alien, who keeps making victims, the chase brings them all together.

Cutting Edge

Predator 2
Gavin Salkeld's Cutting Edge Episode 38:
Predator 2

Versions

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
cut

best available
best
available

15

18

MPAA R

MA15+

Australia R18+

103:30s

UK: The R rated Version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, language, sex and hard drug use for: UK: The R rated Version was passed18 uncut for:
  • 2005 20th Century Fox R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1991 CBS/Fox VHS
  • 1990 cinema release
US: The film was cut for an MPAA R rating for all releases to date including: Australia: The R rated Version was passed MA15+ uncut for:
  • 2005 Fox Special Edition R4 DVD

Australia: The R rated Version was passed R18+ uncut for:

  • 2000 Fox R4 DVD
  • 1990 cinema release. Unreleased as distributors made cuts for an M rating
cut
category
cuts
~45s
Australian M rating
Australia

Australia: The R rated Version was passed M after further OFLC category cuts for:
  • 1991 Fox VHS
  • 1990 cinema release

The OFLC category cuts were:

  • 2 shots showing bad guys snorting cocaine
  • an exchange between Harrigan and his boss loses the line: Which means you're cutting off my dick and shoving it up my ass. Also 'Goddammit' is shortened to 'dammit'.
  • A sacrifice scene was shorn of a stabbing, a man being riddled with bullets and another being gored with a claw. The aftermath of the violence is missing a shot of a skinned victim hanging upside down.
 v          Predators - 2010 USA action Sci-Fi adventure by Nimród Antal.


 X   Predators

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Predators is a 2010 USA action Sci-Fi adventure by Nimród Antal.
Starring Adrien Brody, Laurence Fishburne and Topher Grace. IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this film.
 v          Premature Burial - 1962 USA horror thriller by Roger Corman.


 X   Premature Burial

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Premature Burial is a 1962 USA horror thriller by Roger Corman.
With Ray Milland, Hazel Court and Richard Ney. YouTube icon IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1962 cinema release. Uncut on home video. Uncut in the US.
Summary Review: Fun and Macabre
Guy Carrell apparently overcomes his all-consuming fear of being buried alive but soon becomes obsessed again, building a crypt designed to guarantee that he will not fall prey to his most dreaded nightmare. Trying to prove that he has been cured of his phobia, he opens his father's tomb and is shocked into a catatonic state. His worst fears are realized as he is lowered into a grave and covered over.

A fun, macabre journey into madness with a superb actor, Ray Milland, at the helm.

Versions

uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

77:52s UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC cut
cut
X cert submitted 80:31s =77:18s UK: Passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1962 cinema release.

From IMDb:

  • Remove all shots of maggots being poured out of the poison-cup
  • Remove all shots of earth being shovelled onto Emily in the coffin
  • Remove all shots of Doctor trying to uncover Emily's body and face when she lies buried, and the shot of her face when it is first seen stained with earth.
 v          Premutos: The Fallen Angel - 1997 Germany comedy horror by Olaf Ittenbach


 X   Premutos: The Fallen Angel

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  • Premutos - Der gefallene Engel
  • Premutos - Lord of the Living Dead
Premutos: The Fallen Angel is a 1997 Germany comedy horror by Olaf Ittenbach
Starring André Stryi, Christopher Stacey and Ella Wellmann IMDb

Unearthed Films will release the Extended Director's Cut in December 2021. It is not yet clear if this is different to the standard 106m version released up until now. The film has notably never been released in the UK.

Summary Notes

Premutos is the first of the fallen Angels, even before Lucifer. His Goal is to rule the world, the living and the dead. His son should pave the way for him and appears arbitrary throughout human history and is then recognized as some kind of monster. In the present time, a young man living in Germany begins to suffer from visionary flashbacks - of the lives he lived in the past as Premutos' son! He remembers how he appeared in the middle age, when mankind suffered from pestilence and during WWII in Russia. On his (earthly) father's birthday, a case containing some strange old book and a yellow potion is found in their garden, which was hidden by some peasant in 1943, who experimented with witchery in order to re-animate his deceased wife. Whe the young man gets in touch with the book and some of the yellow potion, he mutates into a monster and awakens an army of zombies, ready to bring back the fallen Angel Premutos and to disturb the little birthday party...

 v          Preparez vos mouchoirs


 X   Preparez vos mouchoirs

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  • Get Out your Handkerchiefs
  • Get Your Handkerchiefs Ready
Preparez vos mouchoirs

Versions

uncut 15 cert104:14s 1978 French/Belgian comedy by Bertrand Blier

Cuts were waived for the 2007 Arrow DVD. The age restriction was also reduced from 18 to 15.

The uncut region 2 DVD is available at UK Amazon

5s 18108:26s The Arrow Films video release of 1994 required 5s of cuts justified as child protection.
uncut

X cert

108:36s The 1980 cinema release was uncut
 v   The Presidio


 X   The Presidio

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The Presidio

Versions

uncut
uncut
15 cert94:34s 1988 US crime film by Peter Hyams.
With Sean Connery, Mark Harmon and Meg Ryan. YouTube icon IMDb

The Unrated Version was passed 15 uncut for:

BBFC uncut

MPAA
47s

15 cert

MPAA
R Rated

97:54s
=93:59s
The cut R Rated Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1988 cinema release

Avoid the R Rated US DVD version which is missing an overall 47s of a sex scene with Meg Ryan. See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

 v          Presumed Innocent - 1990 USA crime mystery thriller by Alan J Pakula.


 X   Presumed Innocent

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Presumed Innocent is a 1990 USA crime mystery thriller by Alan J Pakula.
Starring Harrison Ford, Raul Julia and Greta Scacchi. Youtube link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for a 15 rated 1990 cinema release. The cuts were retained for subsequent home video releases and the rating was also increased to 18.
Summary Notes

When the female deputy prosecutor R.K. Sabich had an affair with is murdered, he is chosen to lead the investigation. However, when he digs too deeply, he finds himself framed for the murder.

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Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA R121:38s

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
10s
18

15 cert

UK: The cut cinema version was passed 18 for:
  • 1999 Warner R2 DVD
  • 1991 Warner VHS

UK: Passed 15 after 10s of BBFC category cuts for:

  • 1990 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were to remove the lines:

  • He was trying to fuck her to death
  • Paying to suck his cock in a public place
 v          Pretty Baby - 1978 US drama by Louis Malle


 X   Pretty Baby

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Pretty Baby is a 1978 US drama by Louis Malle
Starring Brooke Shields, Keith Carradine and Susan Sarandon Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1978. The cinema release was locally banned by Cardiff Council. All home video releases are uncut. BBFC 18 rated for video.. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Review: A Difficult Story

A pre-teen girl grows up in a house of prostitution in the Storyville section of New Orleans in 1917.

A beautifully filmed movie which tells a difficult story with a subtlety and power.

The movie is quite revealing about the business of prostitution during that time, but it is never exploitative and gives one the sense of how it really was, and what might happen to children born into prostitution.

Malle's dispassionate take on all of this outraged viewers a quarter-century ago, but it all seems rather tame today.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 109:14s
pal: 104:52s
18 1980

BBFC 18 1982

pre-cert VHS

MPAA R

UK: Uncut and BBFC 18 rated for child prostitution theme:
  • 2007 Paramount Home Entertainment DVD (rated 14/02/2007) at UK Amazon

UK: Uncut and BBFC 18 rated for:

  • 1987 CIC VHS (rated 04/09/1987)

The BBFC commented:

Examiners considered that, given that legal cuts had been required in 1979, it might be necessary for the same cuts to be implemented for 1987 video classification. However, examiners also expressed scepticism about whether the cuts were really necessary, suggesting they might have been an overly cautious response to the new legislation. At least one examiner even floated the idea of passing the video 15 uncut, given its visual discretion.

James Ferman sympathised with the suggestion that the original cuts should now be waived and showed the video to the Board's President and Vice Presidents. Ultimately it was concluded that All admire the film and support waiving the original film cuts . Accordingly, Pretty Baby was classified 18 uncut for video release, with the previous cinema cuts waived, on 4 September 1987.

Although this permitted the existing pre-cert VHS copies to remain on the shelves, no fresh release of Pretty Baby took place on VHS.

UK: The 1981 pre-cert VHS was released uncut.

It was noted as significant that it was never prosecuted under the 1978 Protection of Children Act.

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
cut:
run: 109:24s
pal: 105:01s
banned
banned
Cardiff
UK: The cut X rated 1979 cinema release was banned by Cardiff Council
BBFC cut
cut:
run: 109:24s
pal: 105:01s
X 1970UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1979 cinema release

James Ferman said he was forced to make minor edits under the 1978 Protection of Children Act:

  • Reel 4 - 6s deleted in the scene in the bathroom, delete moment where Madame pulls away towel which Violet is holding in front of her for modesty, and cut straight to close-ups of Violet and man looking at each other
  • Reel 5 - Delete full-length nude shot of violet posing for Bellocq on the sofa. In fact after representations from director Lous Malle, this second cut was reduced to optically darkening Violet's public area so that nothing could be seen.
 v          Pretty Woman


 X   Pretty Woman

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Pretty Woman

Versions

uncut
uncut
15 cert119:38s 1990 US comedy romance by Garry Marshall

The BBFC passed the Director's Cut 15 uncut for the 1998 Buena Vista laserdisc and 1999 Buena Vista video/DVD

The Director's Cut region 2 DVD is available at UK Amazon
The Director's Cut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon

BBFC uncut15 cert114:42s The BBFC passed the Theatrical Version 15 without cuts for the 1990 cinema release, 1990 Buena Vista video and 1999 Buena Vista video/DVD
 v          Prey - 1978 UK Sci-Fi horror by Norman J Warren.


 X   Prey (1978)

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  • Alien Prey
Prey is a 1978 UK Sci-Fi horror by Norman J Warren.
Starring Barry Stokes, Sally Faulkner and Glory Annen. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1977. The film was released in the US with sex scenes cut for an R rating. This cut US version was released on pre-cert VHS and ended up being seized by the police during the video nasties panic. The BBFC cinema cuts were applied to this cut US version for BBFC approved VHS in 1986 and 1995. An extended but still incomplete version was released on DVD in 2004 with previous BBFC cuts waived. The film was restored and complete for MPAA Unrated DVD/Blu-ray in 2018
Summary Notes

Jessica awakens when an alien spacecraft lands nearby. After dispatching a young couple, the alien assumes the identity of the recently dispatched young man. Jessica and her possessive lover Josephine invite "Anders" in when it appears he's hurt. Soon Jessica becomes suspicious of Josephine's overbearing ways, and relies more on the alien for support, but his purpose on earth remains unclear.

Versions

uncut
uncut
run: 85m
pal: 82m
MPAA UnratedUK: BBFC details not yet published for:

US: A fully restored and uncut version is MPAA Unrated for:

See video from YouTube. Vinegar Syndrome restored censored material from a scene where Anders feasts on flesh from the neck of a girl. (Thanks to Colin for the lead)

BBFC uncut

cut
shortened

cut:
run: 80:57s
pal: 77:43s

18

MPAA Unrated

UK: An extended but still short version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for strong violence, sex and nudity with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
  • 2004 Anchor Bay Video

US: An extended but still short version is MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2009 Redemption R1 DVD

Some material has been restored but it is still incomplete

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC cut
11s

mpaa cut
cut

cut:
run: 76:47s
pal: 73:43s
18UK: cut US version was passed 18 after the same 11s of BBFC cuts as the cinema version for:
  • 1995 Arthouse VHS
  • 1986 Stablecane
Section 3 seizure
cut:
run: 77:03s
pal: 73:58s

pre-cert VHSUK: The cut US version was released on pre-cert VHS for:
  • 1981 Vampix VHS

The film got caught up in the video nasties panic end ended up being seized by the police. There was no follow up and the film was never listed as an official video nasty.

mpaa cut
cut
cut:
run: 77:03s
pal: 73:58s
MPAA RUS: The erotic scenes were cut in the US for an R rated release.
BBFC cut
cut
cut: 11s
run: 88:08s
pal: 84:36s
X certUK: Passed X (18) after 11s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1977 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • Cut to reduce shots of Anders feasting on a girl's body.
 v   The Prey - 1984 USA horror by Edwin Brown (as Edwin Scott Brown).


 X   The Prey (1984)

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The Prey is a 1984 USA horror by Edwin Brown (as Edwin Scott Brown).
Starring Debbie Thureson, Steve Bond and Lori Lethin. IMDb
The US Theatrical Version is the director approved version and is uncut and MPAA R rated in the US. The producers made their own longer version for international release. In the UK this was rated 18 uncut for 1986 VHS and again for 2019 Blu-Ray. The US Theatrical Version was rated 15 rated for 2019 Blu-ray. In creating the International version from the US Version, extra material was added but also some scenes were removed. Arrow generated a longer composite version by aggregating all the footage from the US and International versions.

Summary Notes

Six campers jaunt off to North Point, where they're promptly stalked and killed by a ghoulish man who ultimately is just looking for a little love.

Composite Cut

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 106:26s
pal: 102:11s
18

MPAA Unrated

UK: The Composite Cut was passed 18 uncut for strong sex, nudity, violence:
  • 2019 Arrow Limited Edition [US Theatrical + International + Composite Versions] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2019 Arrow Limited Edition [US + International + Composite Versions] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon

In creating the International version from the US Version, extra material was added but also some scenes were removed. Arrow generated a longer composite version by aggregating all the footage from the US and International versions.

International Version

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 96:36s
pal: 92:44s

run: 95:41s
pal: 91:51s
18

MPAA Unrated

UK: The International Version was passed 18 uncut for strong sex, nudity, violence:
  • 2019 Arrow Limited Edition [US Theatrical + International + Composite Versions] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon
UK: Presumably this is the International Version that was passed 18 uncut:
  • 1986 Video Programme Dists VHS
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2019 Arrow Limited Edition [US + International + Composite Versions] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon

From IMDb:

The producers made a new longer cut of the film for international release. This includes a lengthy flashback sequence (originally intended to open the film) that replaces the Monkey's Paw campfire story. In this version, Joel tells the story of a charismatic gypsy named Marco who seduces a local married woman named. This results in a baby and a violent train of events after Mary claims to have been raped.

US Theatrical Version

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 79:37s
pal: 76:26s
15

MPAA R

UK: The US Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, nudity:
  • 2019 Arrow Limited Edition [US Theatrical + International + Composite Versions] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon

US: The original director approved US Theatrical Version is uncut and MPAA R rated

  • 2019 Arrow Limited Edition [US + International + Composite Versions] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon
 v          Prey of the Jaguar


 X   Prey of the Jaguar

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Prey of the Jaguar

Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA
R Rated
~93:00s
=~89:00
1996 US actioner by David Decoteau.
With Maxwell Caulfield, Stacy Keach and Linda Blair. IMDb

The US release is uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

Review from IMDb : Bad

This is a cheaply made, entirely predictable, badly directed movie that features some of the worst acting ever put straight to video. The scenes where Maxwell Caulfield laments his killed family are so bad they end up being hilarious. There is no revenge movie cliché that is left out here.

34s 1889:20s The BBFC cut 34s for an 18 rating for:
  • 1999 First Independent VHS
  • 1996 First Independent VHS

See cuts details from movie-censorship.com :

  • Master Yi uses his nunchucks to take out 2 opponents
  • Missing sight of thug with banned nunchuks
  • Jaguar using a throwing star has been cut as this also was a banned weapon at the time.
 v          Pride - 2014 UK comedy drama by Matthew Warchus.


 X   Pride

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Pride is a 2014 UK comedy drama by Matthew Warchus.

The film has not been cut by film censors but the US DVD/Blu-ray covers were edited to remove all references to homosexuality, in particular removing a gay protest banner and deleting the word 'gay' from the description that the heroes were 'gay activists'.

In Turkey in 2018, Ankara authorities banned a LGBT group from screening Pride at a cultural event and the film was again banned in 2023 for gay events.

See Banned International: Pride
 v          Priest - 2011 USA action Sci-Fi horror by Scott Stewart.


 X   Priest

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Priest is a 2011 USA action Sci-Fi horror by Scott Stewart.
Starring Paul Bettany, Cam Gigandet and Maggie Q. Youtube link IMDb

In the US the cut Theatrical Version is MPAA PG-13 rated. There is also an Unrated Version. Both versions were 12/12A rated by the BBFC.
Summary Notes

A priest disobeys church law to track down the vampires who kidnapped his niece.

Versions

uncut
Unrated Version
12 cert

MPAA
Unrated

83:46s UK: Presumably the Alternative Version is the Unrated Version that was passed 12 uncut for moderate violence, horror and one use of strong language for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC uncut
Theatrical Version

mpaa cut
cut

12A cert

MPAA PG-13

87:20s
=83:50s
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 12A without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2011 cinema release

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . The MPAA cuts were:

  • The film was toned down by small edits to reduce noise of blows and to reduce blood.
 v          Priest of Love


 X   Priest of Love

Link Here

Priest of Love

Versions

BBFC uncut15 cert94:41s 1981 UK biography by Christopher Miles. With Ian McKellen, Janet Suzman and Ava Gardner. IMDb

An abridged version was passed 15 uncut for:

  • 2002 C'Est La Vie R2 DVD
  • 1993 Mayfair VHS

From IMDb:

Also released in an abridged version lasting 94 minutes. As well as inevitable cutting of some material the shortened version also rearranges the placement of some of the flashback sequence and ends with Lawrence's death excluding the New Mexico epilogue.

uncut
uncut
15 cert120:19s The complete version was passed 15 uncut for:
  • 1987 MIA VHS
BBFC uncutAA certificate 125:17s
=120:16s
The complete version was passed AA (14) for:
  • 1981 cinema release
 v          Primitive London - 1965 UK documentary by Arnold L Miller.


 X   Primitive London

Link Here

Primitive London is a 1965 UK documentary by Arnold L Miller.
Starring David Gell, Bobby Chandler and Terry Dene. Youtube link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1965 cinema release. Uncut and 15 rated on home video from 2009.
Promotional Material

The sensational follow-up to London in the Raw, Primitive London sets out to reflect society's decay through a sideshow spectacle on 1960s London depravity and manages to outdo its predecessor.

Here, we confront mods, rockers and beatniks at the Ace Café, cut some rug with obscure beat band The Zephyrs, smirk at flabby men in the sauna and goggle at sordid wife-swapping parties as we discover a pre-permissive Britain still trying to move on from the post-war depression of the 1950s.

Versions

uncut
uncut
15 cert83:35s UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong sexualised nudity, violence and sexual threat for:
BBFC cut
cut
X cert cinema submitted
87:03s =83:34s
UK: Passed X (16) after compulsory cuts for:
  • 1965 cinema release
 v   The Prince - 2019 Chile/Argentina/Belgium gay prison drama by Sebastián Muñoz


 X   The Prince

Link Here
  • El Príncipe
  • Prens
The Prince is a 2019 Chile/Argentina/Belgium gay prison drama by Sebastián Muñoz
Starring Juan Carlos Maldonado, Alfredo Castro and Gastón Pauls BBFC link 2020 IMDb
The film hasn't troubled film censors but it did offend Amazon Prime and so it was banned on that service.

Summary Notes

A '70s-set homoerotic prison drama based on a low-circulated pulp novel, tracking the sexual, often-violent and eventually murderous experiences of 20-something narcissist Jaime.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 96m
pal: 92m
18UK: Passed 18 uncut for sexual violence, strong sex, nudity, gory injury detail:
banned
banned
Amazon Prime UK: Banned from Amazon Prime in December 2020

See article from deadline.com

The Prince has been banned from Amazon Prime UK after distributor Peccadillo Pictures was informed the movie contained offensive content that clashed with the streamer's guidelines.

Distributor, Peccadillo's MD Tom Abell said:

We have been trying to overturn their decision without avail and cannot understand why, when we have overwhelming support from all other platforms, they have taken this stance.We cannot deny that The Prince has some explosive and bold scenes but this is what makes it stand out and is such an enjoyable and admired film. It certainly contains nothing that hasn't been seen before in a prison drama and pales in comparison to scenes in many of Amazon's own productions. We are something of a loss to explain the situation.

Amazon seems happy enough to continue selling the BBFC 18 rated DVD though.

 v   The Prince And The Pauper - 2022 UK/US children's comedy drama by Richard Fleischer


 X   The Prince And The Pauper

Link Here
  • Crossed Swords
The Prince And The Pauper is a 2022 UK/US children's comedy drama by Richard Fleischer
Starring Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch and Mark Lester BBFC link 2020 IMDb
Exists as an International Version and a shortened US version titled Crossed Swords.

Summary Notes

Tom Canty (Mark Lester) is a poor English boy who bears a remarkable resemblance to Edward, Prince of Wales (Mark Lester) and son of King Henry VIII (Charlton Heston). The two boys meet and decide to play a joke on the court by dressing in each other's clothes, but the plan goes awry when they are separated and each must live the other's life.

Versions

BBFC uncut
US Version
run: 107:55s
pal: 103:36s
MPAA PGUS: The shortened US Version, Crossed Swords is MPAA PG rated
  • 2021 Kl Studio Classics [US Version (HD) + International Version (SD)] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad

See article from movie-censorship.com :

This version was shortened by various action scenes that are not absolutely necessary for further understanding. The cuts are well placed and do not stand out. Alternative footage has also been used in two places.

BBFC uncut
International Version
run: 120:05s
pal: 115:17s
PG 1980

A 1970

UK: The International Version was passed PG uncut for moderate violence: UK: The International Version was passedPG uncut:
  • 1998 Video Collection International VHS
  • 1993 Arrow Film Distributors Ltd VHS
UK: The International Version was passed A (PG) uncut:
  • 1977 cinema release
 v          Prince of Darkness - 1987 US horror by John Carpenter.


 X   Prince of Darkness

Link Here
  • John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness
Prince of Darkness is a 1987 US horror by John Carpenter.
With Donald Pleasence, Lisa Blount and Jameson Parker. IMDb
Mostly uncut and 18 rated in the UK except a 2000 release VHS which was cut for a 15 rating. By 2002 the film was passed 15 uncut. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Summary Review: Creepy and thoughtful
It's dark, creepy and thoughtful and just a step away from being a cult classic. It's a heady mix of quantum physics, religious doctrine, and questions about the origins of Christ and Satan,

A group of people, college grad students, their professor, and an emotionally shattered priest, are trapped in an old spooky church with something horrible.

Carpenter has made a nasty, atmospheric, stylish and grippingly effective little horror movie, this is not a movie for the fainthearted. But more to the point, it's loads of fun

Versions

uncut
uncut
run: 101:38s
pal: 97:34s
15 cert

18

MPAA R

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong gory violence, horror:: UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2000 Channel 5/Guild VHS
  • 1988 Guild VHS
  • 1987 cinema release

Netherlands: Uncut and 16 rated for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut

cut: 19s
run: 101:02s
pal: 97:00s
15 certUK: A pre-cut version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2000 Universal/4 Front VHS

From IMDb. This version was edited to avoid an 18 rating. Cuts include:

  • a shorter bike-stabbing sequence
  • the removal of some swearing
  • a brief cut to soften the scene where Calder cuts his throat with a splinter.
 v   The Prince of Tides - 1991 USA drama by Barbra Streisand.


 X   The Prince of Tides

Link Here

The Prince of Tides is a 1991 USA drama by Barbra Streisand.
Starring Barbra Streisand, Nick Nolte and Blythe Danner. IMDb

There are no cuts issues with this release. The film was rated 15 uncut for 1991 cinema release, and for the follow up home video releases in 1992 and 1995.

Disk Extras

A commentary track version was resubmitted in 2020 for Blu-ray extras and the BBFC decided that film would now be 18 rated, should it be submitted in feature format. The BBFC tweeted:

We changed our guidelines on sexual violence at 15 in 2019. The scene of sexual violence in Prince of Tides is no longer permissible at 15. Therefore the rating has been raised to 18. We have not recently been asked to view the film, only the audio commentary version.

The 2020 Criterion Blu-ray release was duly 18 rated because of the commentary track, but this rating can surely be ignored because it is just the BBFC virtue signalling about how seriously it is concerned about sexual violence, rather than a rating based on the explicitness and level of violence of the content.

 v          Princess Madam - 1990 Hong Kong action by Godfrey Ho.


 X   Princess Madam

Link Here

Princess Madam is a 1990 Hong Kong action by Godfrey Ho.
With Moon Lee, Michiko Nishiwaki, Mike Abbott. IMDb

The longer Hong Kong Version suffered 33s of cuts of which 3s were attributable to the BBFC

Versions

uncut
uncut
Hong Kong flag Hong Kong: The Hong Kong release features 9:21s of uncontentious additional material. See article from movie-censorship.com
cut
total
33s

BBFC cut
3s

cut
pre-cut
30s

1886:45s UK: 30s were pre-cut from Hong Kong Version which was passed 18 after 3s of additional BBFC cuts for:
  • 1995 MIA VHS

It looks like shots of cocaine on naked breasts has been pre-cut. The BBFC cut was probably blood on naked breasts during the extraction of a bullet. See article from movie-censorship.com

 v          Prison Girls - 1972 USA drama by Tom DeSimone (as Thomas De Simone).


 X   Prison Girls

Link Here

Prison Girls is a 1972 USA drama by Tom DeSimone (as Thomas De Simone).
Starring Jacqueline Giroux, Annik Borel and Tracy Handfuss. Melon Farmers link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC from a 1973 cinema release. Uncut and X rated in the US.
Summary Notes

Six female prisoners are given a weekend furlough to prepare them for their upcoming parole. While out, they all have miscellaneous sexual experiences, some good, some bad. One returns to her pimp even though he beats her, one overcomes her frigidity, one gets gang raped, two join in a threesome, and one goes back to her criminal lover shortly before the police show up.

Versions

uncut
uncut
run: 91m
pal: 87m
MPAA Unrated

MPAA X

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

US: The film was originally X rated in the US.

banned
banned
rejectedUK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1973 cinema release
 v          Prison Heat


 X   Prison Heat

Link Here

Prison Heat

Versions

4:51s 1882:34s 1993 US film by Joel Silberg
 v          Prison Love Doll


 X   Prison Love Doll

Link Here
  • Wonderful World of Wendy Whoppers: Prison Love Doll
Prison Love Doll

Versions

10:50s 1872:46s 1994 US sex video by Bosley DeLongprez
     The Prisoner - 1990 Taiwan crime drama by Yen-ping Chu. See Island of Fire
 v          Prisoner of the Cannibal God


 X   Prisoner of the Cannibal God

Link Here

Prisoner of the Cannibal God

            Prisoners of the Flesh - 1981 Spanish/W German women in prison film by Jess Franco See Sadomania
 v          Prisoners of the Lost Universe - 1983 UK action Sci-Fi adventure by Terry Marcel.


 X   Prisoners of the Lost Universe

Link Here
  • Apodrasi hilion kindynon
Prisoners of the Lost Universe is a 1983 UK action Sci-Fi adventure by Terry Marcel.
Starring Richard Hatch, Kay Lenz and John Saxon. Youtube link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for a PG rated cinema release and VHS. Hopefully uncut for 2015 home video release.
Summary Notes

Through a series of coincidences, Carrie, Dan and Dr. Hartmann all fall through a teleporter device Hartmann has invented. Transported to a what appears to be a prehistoric world in a parallel universe and unable to find the Doctor, Dan and Carrie must figure out a way to get back home. Before they can do that, however, they must deal with tribes of savage cavemen, as well as brutal warlord named Kleel who has taken a liking to Carrie and seems to be unusually well-supplied with Earth technology.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
91:00s
=~87:00s
UK: hopefully uncut for:
  • 2015 Odeon Entertainment (RB) Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon
BBFC cut
category cuts
38s
PG 90:10s
=86:34s

UK: Passed PG after 38s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1986 Nickelodeon VHS
  • 1984 cinema release
 v          Pritchard vs Dainton


 X   Pritchard vs Dainton

Link Here

Pritchard vs Dainton

Versions

4:23s 1845:37s UK Stunt film by Lee Dainton & Matthew Ryan (Black Diamond Films)

Cut when submitted in 2004 with the following BBFC comments: Cuts required to remove sequences of real assault, public nudity, defecation and urination. Cuts required on the grounds of potential harm to likely audience and others by imitation. Cuts also required in line with UK laws relating to public indecency and assault.

Ptitchard vs Dainton had cuts to remove sight of glasses being broken over heads. This was not just because of concerns about imitation but also because the film makers may have commissioned a real criminal offence in the UK in order to produce the sequence.

Although there are no constraints on nudity at '18', the BBFC will not classify material which is the result of the commission of a criminal offence in the UK. This policy takes into account the new offence of 'exposure' under the Sexual Offences Act 2003, which came into force in 2004. The BBFC already had an established policy on public nudity in line with the broader common law misdemeanour of 'indecent exposure'. On these grounds, cuts were made to public nudity in Pritchard Vs Dainton, which contained full frontal nudity as men ran along public streets.

 v          Private - 2003 Italy Erotic film by Tinto Brass.


 X   Private

Link Here
  • Fallo!
Private is a 2003 Italy Erotic film by Tinto Brass.
With Sara Cosmi, Massimiliano Caroletti and William De Vito. YouTube icon IMDb
A softcore version was passed 18 by the BBFC. US releases feature the Director's Cut
Summary Review: As Expected

Private is a collection of six stories based on the joys of sexuality and the eroticism of a new generation of women.

Tinto Brass' movies are sexually laced, and by design whimsical. Within minutes after the introduction end you can expect to see a nude female in a risque scene, which is typical of a Tinto Brass movie. That is exactly what I was expecting from Private, and that is exactly what I received.

Versions

uncut
Director's Cut
MPAA
Unrated
~90:00s
=~86:00s
US: The Italian language Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:

The Director's Cut features 5 scenes with blow jobs were prosthetic penises were used.

soft
pre-cut
1883:48s UK: The English language softer version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2004 Arrow R2 DVD
 v       A Private Collection - 1973 France documentary short film by Walerian Borowczyk.


 X   A Private Collection

Link Here
  • Une collection particulière
  • Une collection particulaire
A Private Collection is a 1973 France documentary short film by Walerian Borowczyk.
Starring André Pieyre de Mandiargues. IMDb
The pre-cut Theatrical Version was banned by the BBFC for 1977 cinema release although further cuts qualified it for an X rating later in the same year. The Theatrical Version censors real sex via masking by the narrator's carefully placed finger. The uncut Oberhausen Cut reveals what's behind the masking, but real bestiality has proved too much for modern day censors and so has been cut from recent German and 2014 UK releases.
Summary Notes

A witty and eye-opening tour through Borowczyk's own collection of vintage erotica. Originally intended as part of his 'Contes immoraux', it was released first as a separate short, and is therefore marks the turning-point between Borowczyk's career as a highly-regarded animator and surrealist filmmaker, and his subsequent career in the sexploitation field.

Versions

uncut
The Oberhausen Cut
Uncut
Germany flag
Germany
Germany:
The Oberhausen Cut is longer and was shown at the short film festival in that city in 1973.
cut
The Oberhausen Cut
pre-cut

best available
best
available

18 14:17s UK: A pre-cut version of The Oberhausen Cut was passed 18 for strong sex, sexual violence, explicit sexual images without further BBFC cuts for:

Thanks to Gary Couzens:

The Theatrical cut and Oberhausen cut were both passed in 2014 as components of The Short Films directed by Walerian Borowczyk and included as extras on the Arrow dual-format release of Immoral Tales . See further details about the version's in review from film.thedigitalfix.com

In the theatrical cut, when we see some vintage erotic photographs, the film's narrator André Pieyre de Mandiargues' finger obscures some of the more explicit details, which include images of penetration, but these are uncovered in the Oberhausen Cut.

The main difference is towards the end when a children's cartoon is intercut with footage from the turn of the twentieth century depicting genuine bestality between a woman and a dog. This was pixelated in the German Blu-ray edition of Immoral Tales and replaced by a black screen in Arrow's edition, so as to comply with the laws concerning extreme pornography .

cut
Theatrical Version
pre-cut
1812:09s UK: The pre-cut Theatrical Version was passed 18 for strong sex, sexual violence, explicit sexual images without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 2014 Arrow Film Distributors [Part Subtitled] video

The Theatrical Version sees explicit sex masked from view (See The Oberhausen Cut
cut above for further details).

cut
pre-cut
X cert9:15s UK: Further pre-cuts were made for a version passed X (18) without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1977 cinema release
banned
banned
rejected UK: The pre-cut Theatrical Version was banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1977 cinema release titled Une collection particulaire
 v   The Private Lesson


 X   The Private Lesson

Link Here
  • Private Lessons
  • Lezioni private
The Private Lesson

Versions

BBFC uncut15 cert87:07s 1985 Italy erotic drama by Vittorio De Sisti with Carroll Baker, Rosalino Cellamare and Leonora Fani. IMDb

A short version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2011 Cornerstone R2 DVD
BBFC
cut
X cert 92:38s
=88:56s
Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1976 cinema release
 v          Private Lessons - 1981 USA comedy by Alan Myerson.


 X   Private Lessons

Link Here

Private Lessons is a 1981 USA comedy by Alan Myerson.
With Sylvia Kristel, Howard Hesseman and Eric Brown. Melon Farmers link YouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for child protection issues. Some, but not all, nudity of Sylvia Krystal features a body double.
Summary Notes

An immigrant housemaid seduces a 15-year-old boy and later fakes her own death as part of his chauffeur's blackmail plot. Troubles arise when the two start to fall in love.

Private Lessons is one of the top grossing independent films of all time pre-Miramax. Private Lessons was released in 1981, starring Sylvia Kristal, Eric Brown, and Howard Hessman. Private Lessons was the first in a genre of soft core, teenage, wet dream, pictures.

Versions

uncut
uncut
run: 87:03s
pal: 83:34s
MPAA RUS: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
cut
pre-cut
MPAA Unrated US: Some DVD releases are reported to feature a version with Sylvia Krystal nudity replaced with a body double others have pixellated the nudity.

Summary Notes

But just to let you know, it has been altered from the version, which is on VHS tape. It has also been revealed that Silvia Kristal had a body double, her name is Judy Helden. However, Ms. Helden only appears in two scenes in the movie, and they are not the famous scenes which those of us in the 35 to 40 age group, who love the movie all know. Miss Helden's scenes appear towards the end of the movie, where we see aroused nipples on a breast, in one shot of the backside that does not match up with Sylvia Kristal's.

BBFC cut
cut
cut: 3:20s
run: 82:59s
pal: 79:40s
18

18

UK: BBFC 18 rated with a trigger warning for child sexual abuse after compulsory BBFC cuts:
  • 2024 Media Sales UK Blu-ray (rated 22/05/2024) titled PRIVATE LESSONS

Presumably the cuts are along the lines of the previously cut UK releases.

The BBFC commented:

This work required compulsory cuts to indecent images of children.

The plot centres on a ruse in which an older woman working as a housekeeper seduces a 15-year-old boy in an attempt to steal his father's money. There are scenes in which the woman takes advantage of the boy's sexual curiosity and manipulates the feelings that he develops for her, leading to the two being intimate and eventually sleeping together. In one sequence, a woman feigns death during sex with the teenager, which includes bloody detail. The latter and other sexual scenes place emphasis on female breast and buttock nudity. Other sexually abusive and sexist behaviour involves teenage boys leering at women, sometimes in states of undress, through bedroom windows, binoculars and from photographs. Although the treatment of these issues can be considered as a reflection of the time period in which the film is set, the behaviour is not clearly condemned.

UK: Passed 18 after 3:20s of previous BBFC cuts were repeated prior to submission for:

  • 2006 Cinema Club Video

No further BBFC cuts were made when re-submitted in 2006. However the version submitted was pre-cut to eliminate the same material as the previous version. The increased running time is additional, uncontentious footage.

UK: Passed 18 after 3:20s of BBFC cuts for:

  • 1992 Braveworld VHS
  • 1987 CIC VHS
  • 1982 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • Cuts were made in several scenes under the Protection of Children Act. Basically every shot where you could see Kristel's nudity and the boy in the same shot was removed. The scenes affected were the striptease, the bath scene and the two sex scenes. In the storyline the boy was meant to be 15 years old
cut
cut
cut:
run: 83:00s
pal: 79:41s
pre-cert VHSUK : The 1983 Pre-cert CIC VHS has been reported as less cut but the 1982 release is the same running time as the cut cinema version.
            Private Obsession - 1995 US erotic thriller by Lee Frost See Watch Me
 v          Private Property - 1960 USA crime drama by Leslie Stevens.


 X   Private Property

Link Here

Private Property is a 1960 USA crime drama by Leslie Stevens.
Starring Kate Manx, Corey Allen and Warren Oates. IMDb

Banned by the BBFC in 1961. Not released in the UK since. Released in the US in 2016 on MPAA Unrated Blu-ray/DVD Combo.
Summary Notes

Duke and Boots, two young thugs, hold up a California gas-station owner. Duke, viral and savage, taunts the slower and psychologically-confused Boots because he has never made a sexual conquest. Duke offers to seduce a woman for Boots and the pair force a passing motorist to pursue a sports car driven by Ann Carlyle, the lustful wife of a insurance-company executive who has some desires of her own not being met by her husband.

Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~79:00s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
banned
banned
rejected UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1961 cinema release
 v          Problem Child 2 - 1991 USA family comedy by Brian Levant.


 X   Problem Child 2

Link Here

Problem Child 2 is a 1991 USA family comedy by Brian Levant.
Starring John Ritter, Michael Oliver and Jack Warden. IMDb

BBFC cuts were required for a PG rated cinema release in 1991 and PG rated VHS in 1992. The BBFC cuts were waived for DVD in 2006 still with a PG rating. Uncut and PG-13 rated in the US.

Summary Notes

Junior's back in his first adventure since his last! Junior and Ben move to Mortville which seems like the perfect town to live in. The Healys have a nice new house--and Junior get's a cool new room! And young women have formed a line at Ben's door in order to get a piece of him (romantically).

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 90:26s
pal: 86:49s
PG

PG 1980

MPAA PG-13

UK: Passed PG uncut for mild comic violence, language:
  • 2020 Media Sales UK video

UK: Passed PG uncut for comic violence and mild language with previous cuts waived:

US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:
BBFC cut
cut
cut: 1:10s
run: 89:29s
pal: 85:54s
sub: 86:49s
PG 1980UK: Passed PG after 1:10s of BBFC category cuts:
  • 1992 CIC VHS

Thanks to Ricky. The BBFC cuts list was:

  • [7 mins] In gas barbecue grill scene, after sight of propane gas cylinders, remove all sight of boy's hand turning on gas valves and then man reaching for matches under grid, resuming to see actual blast.
  • [35½ mins] In doormat electrocution sequence, remove sight of mat being moved under tap water and made wet in sink and all later shots of puddle outside on doormat to remove instructive detail that links water and electricity (inter-cut footage of bell re-wiring may remain).
  • [41 mins] After elderly man pulls out his belt, remove all sight of boy twirling chain sticks, resuming on man flying out bedroom window.
BBFC cut
cut
cut: 24s
run: 90:37s
pal: 87:00s
sub: 91:01s
PG 1980UK: Passed PG after 24s of BBFC category cuts:
  • 1991 cinema release

The VHS cuts list also applied to the cinema version but presumably these were implemented differently.

 v   The Prodigal Boxer - 1972 Taiwan/Hong Kong action drama by Yang-Ming Tsai


 X   The Prodigal Boxer

Link Here
  • Fang Shi Yu
The Prodigal Boxer is a 1972 Taiwan/Hong Kong action drama by Yang-Ming Tsai
Starring Fei Meng, Lin-Lin Li and Yasuaki Kurata BBFC link 2020 IMDb
Exists in two versions.

Summary Notes

A gifted but proud young martial arts student injures and kills an opponent. In retaliation , his father is killed. The young student vows revenge and begins to prepare for his epic face-off.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 93:54s
pal: 90:09s
15 1980UK: Passed 15 uncut for moderate violence:
  • 2021 VCI Entertainment The Basher Box Set R0 4K Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon #ad
  • 2006 Samba AV Entertainment video
  • 2005 Dragon DVD video

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 79:17s
pal: 76:07s
15 1980UK: A shorter version was passed 15 uncut for:
  • 2005 Firefly Entertainment Ltd video

 v   The Professional: Golgo 13


 X   The Professional: Golgo 13

Link Here
  • Golgo 13
The Professional: Golgo 13

Versions

uncut
uncut
1893:41s 1983 Japan anime thriller by Osamu Dezaki.
With Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita and Elisabeth Shue . IMDb

A re-edited version was passed 18 uncut for:

It seems that the extra material is the restoration of the opening credits, previously omitted.

BBFC uncut 1891:04s The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1989 Manga VHS
  • 1988 cinema release
         A Professional Gun - 1968 Italy / Spain / USA comedy western by Sergio Corbucci. See The Mercenary
 v   The Professionals: a Hiding To Nothing - UK 1979 TV episode by Gerry O'Hara.


 X   The Professionals: a Hiding To Nothing

Link Here

The Professionals: a Hiding To Nothing is a UK 1979 TV episode by Gerry O'Hara.
Starring Lewis Collins, Martin Shaw and Gordon Jackson.

Cut by the BBFC for 12 rated VHS in 1998.

Versions

BBFC cut
cut
cut: 10s
run: 52:23s
pal: 50:17s
sub:
sub: 50:29s
12 1980UK: Presumably the previous cut version was used for: UK: Passed 12 after 10s of BBFC category cuts:
  • 1998 Contender VHS

Thanks to Dave Matthews, (see New Avengers' and Professionals:

The offending scene depicted a character entering some premises by use of that good old 1970s TV cliche the credit card! The BBFC demanded that this should be cut as it depicted the use of what they termed "criminal technology".

 v          Profile In Anger - 1984 Hong Kong action thriller by Ka-Yan Leung


 X   Profile In Anger

Link Here
  • Wu ming huo
Profile In Anger is a 1984 Hong Kong action thriller by Ka-Yan Leung
Starring Ka-Yan Leung, Pat Ha and Damian Lau BBFC link 2020 IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema release in 1984.

Summary Notes

A vicious gang captures a man who tried to seek vengeance against them. Mistaking the man's friend, successful architect Leung, for his accomplice, they brutally murder Leung's fiancee. Enraged Leung continues his friend's brutal revenge.

Versions

uncut
uncut
Hong Kong flag
Hong Kong
Hong Kong: Uncut for:
  • 2010 Joy Sales/Legendary Collection R0 DVD
BBFC cut
cut:
run: 83:00s
pal: 79:41s
18 1980UK: Passed 18 after BBFC cuts:
  • 1984 cinema release

 v          Project A - 1983 Hong Kong action comedy by Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung Kam-Bo (uncredited).


 X   Project A

Link Here
  • 'A' gai wak
  • Jackie Chan's Project A
Project A is a 1983 Hong Kong action comedy by Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung Kam-Bo (uncredited).
Starring Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung Kam-Bo and Biao Yuen. YouTube icon IMDb
Uncut un the UK on DVD but there also exist shortened versions
Summary Notes

In late 19th Century Hong Kong the British may rule the land, but the pirates rule the waters. Reluctantly, the Coast Guard is given money to fight these pirates, but the pirates themselves have many contacts (that is, bribed officials) in the government, and seek to thwart the Coast Guard's efforts to eliminate them. One Coast Guard officer is Dragon Ma, who is determined that his beloved Coast Guard will not be made fools of.

Versions

uncut
uncut
12 cert

18

100:44s UK: Passed 12 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2018 Eureka Entertainment Ltd (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2012 Showbox/Cine Asia/Hong Kong Legends R2 DVD
  • 2002 Medusa/Hong Kong Legends R2 DVD
  • 1999 MIHK VHS
UK: Passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1984 cinema release
BBFC uncutPG cert99:45s

UK: An unknown version was passed PG without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1989 VPD VHS
cut
shortened
7:52s
MPAA PG-13 97:51s
=93:56s
US: There is also a shorter US Version.

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com . The approx. 8 minutes shorter version mainly lacks ridiculous comedy scenes. The abduction of Samo Hung is missing because Mahjong is not familiar to a Western audience.

 v          Project A II - 1987 Hong Kong action comedy by Jackie Chan.


 X   Project A II

Link Here
  • Project A 2
  • Project A Part II
  • Jackie Chan's Project A 2
  • A
  • gai wak juk jap
Project A II is a 1987 Hong Kong action comedy by Jackie Chan.
With Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung and Rosamund Kwan. YouTube icon IMDb
BBFC category cuts for a PG rated 1988 cinema release. A short version was passed 15 for 1988 VHS then uncut since 1999 VHS. Not cut by censors in the US but there is a shortened version.
Summary Notes

Dragon is now transferred to be the police head of Sai Wan district, and has to contend with a gangster kingpin, anti-Manchu revolutionaries, some runaway pirates, Manchu Loyalists and a corrupt police superintendent.

Versions

uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA PG-13

100:54s
=96:52s
UK: Passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2018 Eureka Entertainment Ltd (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2012 Showbox/Cine Asia/Hong Kong Legends R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2002 Medusa/Hong King Legends R2 DVD
  • 1999 MIHK VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:

There are 2 variants of the prologue/credits for Chinese and English language

cut
shortened
4:37s
MPAA PG-13US: There is also a shorter US Version, also PG-13 rated for.
  • 2011 Echo Bridge R1 DVD

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com . This version is missing 4:37s, mostly short shots that no one will miss

BBFC uncut 15 cert93:28s UK: An unknown version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1988 VPD VHS
BBFC cut
category cuts
1:03s
PG cert 96:26s UK: Passed PG after 1:03s of BBFC cuts for category for:
  • 1988 cinema release
 v          Project Shadowchaser: Night Siege


 X   Project Shadowchaser: Night Siege

Link Here
  • Project Shadowchaser II
  • Armed and Deadly
  • Night Scenes: Project Shadowchaser II
  • Night Siege
Project Shadowchaser: Night Siege

Versions

56s 1892:37s 1994 US action film by John Eyres

The BBFC cut 56s from the 1994 Lazer video.

There are 2 source versions, R Rated and unrated. The unrated version has about 33s of extra gunshot wounds.

 v          Project Wild Thing - 2013 UK family documentary adventure by David Bond.


 X   Project Wild Thing

Link Here

Project Wild Thing is a 2013 UK family documentary adventure by David Bond.
With Michael Depledge, Susan Greenfield and Jay Griffiths. YouTube icon IMDb

BBFC category cuts for a PG rated cinema release.
Summary Notes

David Bond is concerned. His kids' waking hours are dominated by a cacophony of marketing, and a screen dependence threatening to turn them into glassy-eyed zombies. Like city kids everywhere, they spend way too much time indoors - not like it was back in his day. He decides it's time to get back to nature - literally. In an attempt to compete with the brands, which take up a third of his daughter's life, Bond appoints himself Marketing Director for Nature. Like any self-respecting salesman, he sets about developing a campaign and a logo. With the help of a number of bemused professionals, he is soon selling Nature to British families. His humorous journey unearths some painful truths about modern family life. His product is free, plentiful and has proven benefits - but is Nature past its sell-by date?

Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA
R Rated
~87:00s
=~83:00s
US: Hopefully uncut (but not confirmed) and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
category cuts
PG 82:58s UK: Passed PG for mild language and sex references after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2013 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

The distributor chose to fully obscure one use of strong language in order to achieve a PG classification.. A 12A classification without cuts was available.

The BBFC added in its 2013 Annual Report

Strong language was also an issue with the documentary Project Wild Thing, which deals with the subject of children losing their connection with nature in modern society. In the film, the director attempts to promote the benefits of the natural world to children and their parents.

During one scene he becomes frustrated as he rehearses a speech and uses strong language, which again had been bleeped by the film makers, but insufficiently well. The company chose to obscure the word more completely, resulting in a PG classification for mild bad language and infrequent mild sex references.

 v          Project X - 2012 US comedy by Nima Nourizadeh.


 X   Project X

Link Here

Project X is a 2012 US comedy by Nima Nourizadeh.
With Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper and Jonathan Daniel Brown. YouTube icon IMDb

There is a Theatrical Version and an Extended Version with a little extra nudity.

Versions

uncut
Extended Version
18

MPAA R

92:55s UK: The Extended Version is released for drug use, strong sex references, and very strong language:
  • 2012 Warner [Theatrical + Extended] R0 Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon

US: The Extended Version is MPAA R Rated for:

  • 2012 Warner [Theatrical + Extended] R0 Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . The Unrated Version adds some extra partying with a few more breasts being revealed along with a bit of gross behaviour. Nothing too controversial though.

uncut
Theatrical Version
18

MPAA R

84:13s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for drug use, strong sex references, and very strong language for:
The BBFC commented in a Podcast that the 18 rating was required as teenage characters partook in copious amounts of drugs with absolutely no negative consequences.

US : The Theatrical Version is MPAA R Rated for:

 v          Prom Night III: The Last Kiss


 X   Prom Night III: The Last Kiss

Link Here

Prom Night III: The Last Kiss

Versions

BBFC uncut

pre-cut

1895:37s 1990 Canadian horror by Ron Oliver & Peter R Simpson

Cut TV Version passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2005 Sound & Media R2 DVD
  • 1990 CBS/Fox VHS

Thanks to Floyd:

Not cut by the BBFC but a pre-cut television version was submitted as per the US DVD releases. The only uncut DVD release is available in Australia

Cuts from www.dvdcompare.net :

  • A shot of the janitor's pacemaker bloodily exploding out of his chest is trimmed.
  • When the principal cuts off his finger, the shot is trimmed of blood squirting, and a shot of the finger falling to the ground in slow-mo is replaced by a close up of the principal's reaction.
  • A shot of Alex standing up and his flag falling down is cut completely
  • During the locker room confrontation - "kicked your ass" is changed to "kicked your butt"
  • An alternate shot of the teacher screaming is used; in the original it shows a closer shot with blood squirting on his face.
  • A brief shot of blades coming out the back of the teacher's head is lost completely.
  • Cuts to overhead shot of couple having sex. The original showed a side view with one of Mary Lou's breasts exposed and then a rotating overhead shot, matching the rotation of the overhead burial shot which exposed both of Mary Lou's breasts.
  • Overdubbling of guidance counselor's profanity including a couple of "fricks" and "wearing his teeth for earrings".
  • An alternate shot of Shane's heart coming through the back of the couch is used which is less gory. The original adds a quick close up of the the heart in Mary Lou's hand which is much bloodier and does not show him Shane screaming.
  • A "You silly bitch" is inaudible and an alternate shot is used where Alex says "you bitch" rather than "you fucking bitch".
 v          Prometheus - 2012 US Sci-Fi thriller by Ridley Scott.


 X   Prometheus

Link Here

Prometheus is a 2012 US Sci-Fi thriller by Ridley Scott.

There was much talk of a Director's Cut with the director being put under pressure to get a low rating, at least for the Theatrical Version. However the first batch of DVD/Blu-ray feature only the Theatrical Version and Ridley Scott now seems to be playing down the idea of a Director's Cut.
         A Promise of Bed - 1969 UK sex comedy by Derek Ford See This, That and the Other
 v   The Promise - 2005 China / South Korea / USA action fantasy drama by Kaige Chen.


 X   The Promise (2005)

Link Here
  • Wu ji
The Promise is a 2005 China / South Korea / USA action fantasy drama by Kaige Chen.
Starring Cecilia Cheung and Dong-gun Jang and Hiroyuki Sanada. Melon Farmers link IMDb
Cut and shortened for international release. The Original Hong Kong Version contains a little extra sex and violence.

Summary Notes

When the world was young, laid a Kingdom between the Land of Snow and the Barbarian Territory where gods and men lived side by side and promises were lies. When the poor and starving orphaned girl Qingcheng meets the Goddess Manshen, she accepts to become the wealthy beauty of beauties with the curse that she would lose every man she loves, unless three things happen: snow falls in the spring, time moves backwards and the dead comes back to life.

Versions

BBFC uncut

cut
shortened

cut:
run: 101:46s
pal: 97:42s
15 certUK: The shortened International Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2009 Technicolor/Momentum Blu-ray
  • 2009 Technicolor/Momentum R2 DVD

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com . The Original Hong Kong Version contains a little extra sex and violence.

 v   The Promise - 2016 Spain / USA historical drama by Terry George.


 X   The Promise (2016)

Link Here

The Promise is a 2016 Spain / USA historical drama by Terry George.
Starring Charlotte Le Bon, Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale. IMDb

Rated PG-13 for thematic material including war atrocities, violence and disturbing images, and for some sexuality.

The film was then edited prior to release without change to the PG-13 rating or the consumer advice.

 v   The Promised Land - 1975 Poland drama by Andrzej Wajda.


 X   The Promised Land

Link Here
  • Ziemia obiecana
The Promised Land is a 1975 Poland drama by Andrzej Wajda.
Starring Daniel Olbrychski, Wojciech Pszoniak and Andrzej Seweryn. IMDb
There exists an Original Version and a Director's Cut.
Summary Notes

At the turn of the century, Lodz, Poland was a quick-paced manufacturing center for textiles, replete with cutthroat industrialists and unsafe working conditions. Three young friends, a Pole, a Jew and a German, pool their money together to build a factory. The movie follows their ruthless pursuit of fortune.

Versions

BBFC uncut
Director's Cut
138:10s
=132:38s
US: The Director's Cut MPAA Unrated for:

Following the original theatrical release the was made into a mini series for Polish TV. The director was obviously impressed by the TV version and he re-cut the film using some of this TV footage to replace the original footage. This Director's Cut is significantly shorter than the original version.

BBFC uncut
Original Version
15162:53s

UK: The Original Version was passed 15 uncut for strong gory images and sex for:
 v          Promises..... Promises! - 1963 USA comedy drama by King Donovan.


 X   Promises..... Promises!

Link Here
  • Promises! Promises!
  • Gymnos pothos
Promises..... Promises! is a 1963 USA comedy drama by King Donovan.
Starring Jayne Mansfield, Marie McDonald and Tommy Noonan. IMDb
Noted as the first US mainstream film to feature nudity since the introduction of the Hays Code. The film was released in a period when the code was still nominally in force but enforcement was in decline by 1963. The film included 3 topless scenes with Jayne Mansfield.

The film was inevitably banned by the BBFC, first and in 1963, and again in 1967. The BBFC relented by 2011 when it was released with an uncut 15 rating for 2011 DVD.

Summary Notes

After a drunken spree on a cruise ship, two women discover that they're pregnant, and set out to find who the fathers are.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
15

MPAA Unrated

74:15s

UK: Passed 15 uncut for scenes of sexualised nudity: US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
banned
banned
rejected

UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1963 cinema release
  • 1967 cinema releases
 v          Property of the State - 2016 UK biography by Kit Ryan.


 X   Property of the State

Link Here

Property of the State is a 2016 UK biography by Kit Ryan.
Starring Elaine Cassidy, Aisling Loftus and Patrick Gibson. IMDb

BBFC category cuts were required for a 2017 15 rated cinema release.
Summary Notes

Based on the true story that gripped Ireland in the 1990's, Property of The State tells of a disturbed young man by the name of Brendan O'Donnell. Seen through the eyes of his sister Ann Marie, piece by piece she threads together the events that ultimately lead to the harrowing murders of a young mother, her child and a local priest in the forest of East Clare, Ireland. Ann Marie lived through it all. As the loving sister of a loving brother, she became the sister of a murderer and the sister of a man described as the most evil man in Ireland. She had not committed a crime, yet many saw her guilty by association.

Versions

BBFC cut
category cuts
34s
15 106:37s UK: Passed 15 for strong language, violence, sexual violence, threat, suicide references after 34s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2017 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Distributor chose to remove bloody detail from a suicide scene in order to achieve a 15. An 18 uncut was available.
 v          Prophecy - 1979 USA Sci-Fi horror thriller by John Frankenheimer.


 X   Prophecy (1979)

Link Here
  • Engendro
Prophecy is a 1979 USA Sci-Fi horror thriller by John Frankenheimer.
Starring Talia Shire, Robert Foxworth and Armand Assante. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb
Animal cruelty cuts were required by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1979 and 16 rated VHS in 1987. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.

Summary Notes

A Savage beast, grown to monstrous size and driven mad by toxic wastes that are poisoning the waters, spreads terror and death on a Maine countryside.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA PGUS: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
BBFC cut
cut
cut: 8s
run: 102:18s
pal: 98:12s
sub: 97:54s
15

X

UK: Passed 15 after 8s of BBFC animal cruelty cuts:

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

  • 1979 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • Cuts to a raccoon being beating with a garden tool on grounds of animal cruelty
 v   The Prophecy - 1995 US action horror thriller by Gregory Widen


 X   The Prophecy (1995)

Link Here
  • God's Army
  • God's Secret Army
The Prophecy is a 1995 US action horror thriller by Gregory Widen
Starring Christopher Walken, Elias Koteas and Virginia Madsen Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb
Exists as a US Version and a European Version titled God's Army.

Summary Notes

At the scene of a bizarre murder, L.A. homicide detective Thomas Dagget discovers a lethal heavenly prophecy now being fulfilled on earth. Yet in his fight to stop the forces of evil, led by the powerful angel Gabriel, Dagget finds an unlikely ally in an elementary school teacher. Together they race against time and terror to save the world as we know it.

Versions

uncut
US Version
run: 97:16s
pal: 93:23s
18

MPAA R

UK: The US Version was passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2011 Lions gate/Miramax at UK Amazon
  • 2010 Lions Gate Online
  • 2010 Lions Gate R2 DVD
  • 2002 Buena Vista R2 DVD
  • 1996 Buena Vista VHS

US: The US Version is MPAA R Rated for:

uncut
European Version
run: 94m
pal: 90m
EU flagFrom IMDb. There is also a European release, titled God's Army , featuring different uncontentious footage:
  • A sepia-tinted opening sequence shows Thomas Dagget sitting in in a swing, talking to Lucifer
  • The sequence where the first angel falls to Earth is shorter
  • The exorcism sequence at the end is shorter and has no special effects.
 v          Prostitute


 X   Prostitute

Link Here

Prostitute

Versions

uncut
uncut
1893:58s Prostitute is a 1980 UK drama by Tony Garnett.
With Eleanor Forsythe, Kate Crutchley and Kim Lockett . IMDb

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong real sex for:

The BBFC commented:

A dramatised documentary about prostitution in late 70s/early 80s Britain, was originally passed X on film in 1980, with cuts to explicit sight of a man being masturbated while visiting a massage parlour. It is a bleak scene with no particular sexual charge. Under current Guidelines, this illustration of the unglamorous reality of the sex trade could now be passed uncut for DVD release at 18.

Promotional material: Fully Uncut

Tony Garnett, one of British television's most critically acclaimed figures, has been responsible for producing some of the most radical and controversial UK drama, and is associated with ground-breaking directors such as Ken Loach.

His directorial debut, Prostitute, is the tale of two women - Sandra (Eleanor Forsythe), an ambitious but nai ve Birmingham working girl who moves to London with the hopes of securing wealthier patrons, and Louise (Kate Crutchley) her social worker friend who is fighting to change the antiquated and hypocritical prostitution laws. As both strive to achieve their goals, a cold dose of reality dashes their hopes, and the built-in biases against women in society are unmasked. This frank and controversial expose' is finally presented here fully uncut and uncensored.

BBFC
cut
X cert97:17s
=93:24s
UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1980 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • To delete explicit sight of a man being masturbated while visiting a massage parlour.
     The Prostitute - 1975 Italy adult thriller by Carlo Lizzani See Teenage Prostitution Racket
            Prostitute Killer - 2000 Hong Kong crime film by Shu-Pui Hou. See Banned: Self Censored List: Prostitute Killer
     The Prostitution Racket - 1975 Italy adult thriller by Carlo Lizzani See Teenage Prostitution Racket
 v   The Protector - 1985 Hong Kong/US police actioner by James Glickenhaus.


 X   The Protector

Link Here
  • Wai lung mang tam
  • Wei lung meng tan
The Protector is a 1985 Hong Kong/US police actioner by James Glickenhaus.
With Jackie Chan, Danny Aiello and Sandy Alexander. IMDb
Cut for a US R rating and further cut by the BBFC for cinema and VHS. The Unrated US Version was then passed uncut by the BBFC for 2007 DVD. Later the film was re-edited by Jackie Chan for the Hong Kong Market.
Summary Review: Not a Successful US Intro for Jackie Chan

Billy Wong is a New York City cop whose partner is gunned down during a robbery. Billy and his new partner, Danny Garoni are sent to Hong Kong to investigate a kidnapping. Once in Hong Kong, the pair causes no end of trouble for both drug kingpin Mr. Ko and the local authorities.

It is open to debate but the Hong Kong seems to be generally preferred. See below.

Versions

uncut
uncut
run: 95:13s
pal: 91:24s
18

MPAA Unrated

UK : The Unrated US Version was passed 18 uncut for strong violence :
  • 2019 88 Films [Unrated US Version + Hong Kong Version] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2012 Showbox/Cine Asia/Hong Kong Legends R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2007 Contender/Hong Kong Legends R2 DVD
BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
cut

cut: 16s
run: 94:16s
pal: 90:30s
18

MPAA R

UK: The R Rated US Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1986 Warner VHS
  • 1985 cinema release

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com : 16s of MPAA cuts to violence:

  • cuts to the shooting of the giant
  • cuts to criminal being electrocuted on pinball machine
  • cuts to shooting of Michael
uncut
Hong Kong Re-edited Version
Hong Kong flagUK: BBFC details for the Hong Kong version have not yet been published
  • 2019 88 Films [Unrated US Version + Hong Kong Version] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon

From IMDb:

Dissatisfied and immensely disappointed with the US Version, Jackie Chan went back and re-shot and added new sections of the film for the Hong Kong Version, including the addition of a whole new subplot. But he removed all of the nudity from his version.
uncut
Japanese Version
Japan flagJapan: There is also a Japanese Version that extends the Hong Kong Version by a few scenes. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com
            Prowler - 1981 US horror film by Joseph Zito See Rosemary's Killer
 v          Prozzie - 1983 USA / West Germany crime horror romance by Ulli Lommel.


 X   Prozzie

Link Here
  • Double Jeopardy
  • Olivia
Prozzie is a 1983 USA / West Germany crime horror romance by Ulli Lommel.
Starring Suzanna Love, Robert Walker Jr and Jeff Winchester. IMDb
Seems to have been cut in the US at some point but recent worldwide releases have been uncut.

Summary Notes

An American engineer in London, who is helping to dismantle the London Bridge to be transported to Arizona, strikes up an acquaintance with a young British woman. Several years later he happens to be at the bridge's new location and sees the woman again--but this time she's a real estate agent, doesn't have a British accent and doesn't recognize him.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 84:35s
pal: 81:12s
18 1980

X cert

MPAA Unrated

UK: P assed 18 uncut for:
  • 2016 88 Films R0 Blu-ray titled Prozzie at UK Amazon
  • 2016 88 Films R0 DVD titled Prozzie at UK Amazon
  • 1993 Vipco VHS titled Prozzie
  • 1986 Cert Jet VHS titled Double Jeopardy
UK: P assed X (18) uncut:
  • 1982 cinema release titled Double Jeopardy
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
The promotional material reads: presented in its completely uncensored version for the first time on disc. Maybe Vinegar Syndrome hadn't spotted the UK B release from 88 films.
mpaa cut
cut
cut:
run: 80m
pal: 77m
MPAA RUS: There seems to have been a cut version released in the US presumably cut for an MPAA R rating.
 v          Psych-Out - 1968 USA music thriller by Richard Rush.


 X   Psych-Out

Link Here
  • Psych Out
Psych-Out is a 1968 USA music thriller by Richard Rush.
Starring Susan Strasberg, Dean Stockwell and Jack Nicholson. IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1972 cinema release. Later uncut on VHS and DVD albeit with a missing scene on DVD, similarly for the US MPAA Unrated release. The Director's Cut was issued on US Blu-ray in 2015 and is MPAA Unrated.
Summary Notes

Jenny, a deaf runaway who has just arrived in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district to find her long-lost brother, a mysterious bearded sculptor known around town as The Seeker. She falls in with a psychedelic band, Mumblin' Jim, whose members include Stoney, Ben, and Elwood. They hide her from the fuzz in their crash pad, a Victorian house crowded with love beads and necking couples. Mumblin' Jim's truth-seeking friend Dave considers the band's pursuit of success "playing games," but he agrees to help Jennie anyway.

Director's Cut

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

See article from movie-censorship.com :

The Olive Films Blu-ray contains the longer Director's Cut with about 14 minutes of additional footage. The main extra scenes are:
  • Accompanied by the song Incense and Peppermints, the scene in which posters for Stoney's concert are being hung up is much longer in the Director's Cut.
  • A trip with several naked women is back in the movie
  • As is Jenny's fashion show.

The extra material is worth having. It does not add any relevant plot details but it adds to the psychedelic atmosphere which is the essence of the film.

Theatrical Version

uncut
DVD version
run: 89:12s
pal: 85:38s
18

MPAA Unrated

UK: The DVD Version was passed 18 uncut for: US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

From IMDb. All DVD releases are missing a brief scene where Jenny tries on clothes in a hippie shop. This scene was present on all VHS versions.

uncut
uncut
run: 88:42s
pal: 85:09s
18UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
  • 1993 Missing in Action VHS
  • 1990 RCA/Columbia VHS
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
cut:
run:
pal:
sub: 88:53s
XUK: The Theatrical Version was passed X (18) after compulsory cuts for:
  • 1972 cinema release titled Psych Out

From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were:

  • heavy edits to the yard fight between the workmen and the hippies.
 v          Psyche 59 - 1964 UK romance by Alexander Singer.


 X   Psyche 59

Link Here
  • Das Verlangen
Psyche 59 is a 1964 UK romance by Alexander Singer.
Starring Curd Jürgens, Patricia Neal and Samantha Eggar. IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1963. BBFC 12 rated for 2019 Blu-ray.

Summary Notes

Alison Crawford lives a comfortable life with her husband Eric and their two children. Alison is blind and she knows that her illness is not physical but psychosomatic. She had a fall at their second home and woke up unable to see. She has no recollection of losing consciousness or what may have happened immediately prior to that. Her vivacious younger sister Robin accompanies her to their country home where they are soon joined by Eric and a family friend, Paul. Eric and Robin had long ago had a fling but she was quite young at the time and he settled on the older Alison. As memories return to her, Alison recalls what is she saw the night she went blind.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
1294:01s

UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate sex references, threat, violence, discriminatory references:
It is unconfirmed but the running time is pretty close to the version originally submitted to the film censor in 1963.
BBFC cut
compulsory BBFC cuts
X pre 1970submitted
94:02s
=90:16s
UK: Passed X (16) after compulsory BBFC cuts:
  • 1963 cinema release
 v          Psychic Killer - 1975 USA horror thriller by Ray Danton (as Raymond Danton).


 X   Psychic Killer

Link Here
  • Killer Force
  • The Kirlian Effect
  • The Kirlian Force
Psychic Killer is a 1975 USA horror thriller by Ray Danton (as Raymond Danton).
Starring Paul Burke, Jim Hutton and Julie Adams. IMDb
Uncut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1978 cinema release and 2000 DVD. Pre-cut for 1992 VHS. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.
Summary Notes

Mental patient Arnold Masters, hospitalized for a murder he didn't commit, learns astral projection--the art of leaving one's physical body and transporting the soul someplace else--from a fellow inmate. Upon his release, Arnold uses his new powers to bump off the people he holds responsible for his arrest, his mother's death while he was imprisoned and the price of meat! Lt. Morgan and Lt. Anderson are the cops on his trail, while his caring shrink, Dr. Scott, tries to prevent any more deaths.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
18

X

MPAA PG
MPAA

85:24s

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2000 Horror Video
UK: Passed X (18) uncut for:
  • 1978 cinema release
US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut
9s

1885:10s

UK: A version pre-cut by 9s was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1992 Vipco(2) VHS

The pre-cuts were:

  • Cut to remove blood on the breasts in a shower murder
            Psychic Killer II - 1972 US/Greek video by Nico Mastorakis See Island of Death
 v          Psycho - 1960 US thriller by Alfred Hitchcock.


 X   Psycho

Link Here

Psycho is a 1960 US thriller by Alfred Hitchcock.
With Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh and Vera Miles. YouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1960. Separately cut for US release but these cuts have persisted into all worldwide VHS and DVD releases since. The Extended Director's Cut was first released on German Blu-ray, and then released in the US on 4K Blu-ray and Blu-ray in 2020.

Summary Notes

A Phoenix secretary steals $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.

Versions

BBFC uncut
Extended Version
run: 108:23s
pal: 104:03s
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Germany

MPAA Unrated

UK: The uncut extended version is BBFC aggregate 18 rated:
  • 2023 Arrow Video The Psycho Collection [Psycho I - IV] R0 4K Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad
  • 2023 Arrow Video The Psycho Collection [Psycho I - IV] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon

Germany: The Extended Director's Cut was released on:

  • Turbine Legacy Collection R0 Blu-ray

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

  • 2021 Universal Pictures [Theatrical + Extended Version] R0 4K Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad
  • 2020 Universal Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection [with uncut and cut versions of Psycho] R0 4K Blu-ray/R0 Blu-ray Combo at UK Amazon and at US Amazon
  • 2020 Universal 60th Anniversary Edition [with uncut and cut versions] R0 4K Blu-ray/R0 Blu-ray Combo at UK Amazon and at US Amazon
  • 2020 Universal 60th Anniversary Edition [with uncut and cut versions] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon and at US Amazon

TV: The uncut version has been shown on TV

From on article at movie-censorship.com it seems that TV versions shown on BBC and German RTL are more complete than worldwide cinema/DVD releases. In particular the extra footage is:

  • Norman Bates monitors Marion through the hole a bit longer. She takes off her bra, followed by another shot of Normans face in a close up. After that, we see Marion again, taking the bra off completely. [still preserving her modesty though]
  • After Norman Bates has carried Marion's body out of the bathroom, the shot of him looking at his bloody hands is a bit longer. His bloodied hands make another re-appearance before he washes them in the bathroom
BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
cut reclassified R rated Version

cut:
run: 108:13s
pal: 103:53s
15 cert

MPAA R

UK: The cut reclassified R Rated Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2023 Arrow Video The Psycho Collection [Psycho I - IV] R0 4K Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad
  • 2023 Arrow Video The Psycho Collection [Psycho I - IV] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2021 Universal Pictures [Theatrical + Extended Version] R0 4K Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad
  • 2013 Universal Vol 1 [7 films] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2012 Universal Masterpiece Collection R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2010 Universal Online
  • 2010 Universal Blu-ray
  • 2010 Universal DVD
  • 2003 Universal DVD
  • 1999 Columbia/TriStar DVD
  • 1998 cinema release
  • 1986 CIC VHS

US: The cut reclassified R Rated Version was released for:

BBFC cut
cut UK Cinema Version
cut:
run:
pal:
sub: 97:47s
X certUK: Passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1960 cinema release

The BBFC cuts list read:

  • Drastically reduce shots and sounds of girl being stabbed in shower; the deletions to include all shots of her breasts or navel.
  • The shot of her doubled in the bath afterwards should also be removed.

The shot of Marion removing her black bra before her shower which was removed by the US censors remained intact in the UK.

 v          Psycho II - 1983 USA horror mystery thriller by Richard Franklin.


 X   Psycho II

Link Here

Psycho II is a 1983 USA horror mystery thriller by Richard Franklin.
With Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles and Meg Tilly. YouTube icon IMDb

The theatrical version was cut for gore. Uncut on DVD, but versions have been spotted with missing nudity
Summary Notes

Now declared legally sane, Norman Bates is released from a mental institution after spending 22 years in confinement over the protests of Marion Crane's sister Lila Loomis, who insists that he's still a killer and that the court's indifference to his victims by releasing him is a gross miscarriage of justice. Norman returns to his motel and the old Victorian mansion where his troubles started, and history predictably begins to repeat itself.

Versions

uncut
uncut?
18

MPAA R

107:59s UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2023 Arrow Video The Psycho Collection [Psycho I - IV] R0 4K Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad
  • 2023 Arrow Video The Psycho Collection [Psycho I - IV] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2017 Arrow Video RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2003 Universal DVD
  • 1987 CIC VHS

No BBFC cuts but DarkAngel reported that the scene where a voyeur is spying on Meg Tilly in the shower is missing flashes of (body double?) nudity

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
cut

15 cert

MPAA R

112:51s
=108:20s
UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for:
  • 1983 cinema release

From IMDb. Scenes of gore were shortened in the original theatrical version.

 v          Psycho III - 1986 USA horror mystery thriller by Anthony Perkins.


 X   Psycho III

Link Here

Psycho III is a 1986 USA horror mystery thriller by Anthony Perkins.

Always uncut in the UK and US
 v          Psycho IV - 1990 USA TV horror by Mick Garris.


 X   Psycho IV

Link Here

Psycho IV is a 1990 USA TV horror by Mick Garris.

Always uncut in the UK and US
            Psycho from Texas - 1975 USA horror by Jack Collins and Jim Feazell. See The Butcher
 v          Psycho Lover - 1970 USA crime horror by Robert Vincent O'Neill (as Robert Vincent O'Neil).


 X   Psycho Lover

Link Here
  • The Psycho Lover
  • 7 calze di seta insanguinate
Psycho Lover is a 1970 USA crime horror by Robert Vincent O'Neill (as Robert Vincent O'Neil).
Starring Lawrence Montaigne, Jo Anne Meredith and Elizabeth Plumb. IMDb
Banned by the BBFC for 1971 cinema release. Cut in Australia for an R rated cinema release in 1978. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
Summary Notes

A psychiatrist plots to murder his wife, but with a new twist: he will brainwash a patient he is treating into committing the crime.

See article from refused-classification.com which identifies the scenes likely to have offended film censors:

Two scenes at 2m and 14m involve Marco raping and killing women. The latter also shows him having sex with the body. Cuts would probably have been made to one or both of these attacks. Two other women are attacked at 34m and 77m, but neither result in onscreen rape or murder.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
81:34s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
cut
cut
24s
Australia R18+
Australia
79:35s Australia: Passed R after 24s of OFLC cuts for:
  • 1978 cinema release
banned
banned
Rejected UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1971 cinema release
            Psycho Puppet - 1979 USA thriller by Peter Maris. See Delirium
 v          Psychomania - Psychomania is a1972 UK biker horror film by Don Sharp.


 X   Psychomania

Link Here
  • The Death Wheelers
Psychomania is a Psychomania is a1972 UK biker horror film by Don Sharp.
With Nicky Henson, Mary Larkin and Ann Michelle. YouTube icon IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1972 X rated UK cinema release. Passed 15 uncut for 2016 DVD/Blu-ray. Cut and uncut versions exist is the US.
Summary review: Ridiculous

A gang of young people call themselves the Living Dead. They terrorize the population from their small town. After an agreement with the devil, if they kill themselves firmly believing in it, they will survive and gain eternal life. Following their leader, they commit suicide one after the other, but things don't necessarily turn out as expected.

This film is hindered by a weak script and quite apathetic acting, but somehow it's ridiculousness makes the film work.

Versions

uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

90:24s
UK: Passed 15 uncut for moderate violence, imitable behaviour, suicide references with previous BBFC cinema cuts waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

mpaa cut
cut
MPAA PG
MPAA
85:00s US: There is a heavily cut MPAA PG Rated version
BBFC cut
cut
X certsubmitted
90:35s
UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1972 cinema release

From Gary (see Blu-ray review from film.thedigitalfix.com ). The BBFC cuts were:

  • Reel 1 - Remove the sequence showing the cyclists wrenching a car's wing mirrors off and breaking a car's windows.
  • Reel 2 - Remove sequence where cyclists kick down a row of warning cones.
  • Reel 4 - Shorten the sequence where a girl motor-cyclist runs down a pram in a super-market.

I presume these cuts were for antisocial behaviour the BBFC didn't want to encourage, even in a film passed for eighteens and over. In the last scene, the woman who is knocked over's knickers are visible, but I doubt the BBFC considered that sexualised violence.

            The Psychopath - 1973 USA crime thriller by Curtis Harrington. See The Killing Kind
 v          Public Enemies


 X   Public Enemies

Link Here

Public Enemies

Versions

BBFC uncut15 cert134:08s 2009 US crime drama by Michael Mann

The Extended Version was passed 18 uncut for the Universal 2009 DVD/Blu-ray

BBFC uncut15 cert134:16s The Theatrical Version was passed 18 without cuts for the 2009 cinema release and Universal 2009 DVD/Blu-ray
 v          Pudsey the Dog: the Movie - 2014 UK comedy by Nick Moore.


 X   Pudsey the Dog: the Movie

Link Here

Pudsey the Dog: the Movie is a 2014 UK comedy by Nick Moore.
Starring Olivia Colman, David Walliams and Izzy Meikle-Small. YouTube icon IMDb

BBFC category cuts for a U rated 2014 cinema release
Summary Notes

A heartwarming, quintessentially British adventure for all the family, PUDSEY THE DOG: THE MOVIE follows cheeky London stray dog, Pudsey, who is quite happy being a lone ranger, looking out for number one, until he meets siblings Molly (Izzy Meikle-Small), George (Spike White) and Tommy (Malachy Knights). After losing their father, their mother Gail (Jessica Hynes) is moving the family to the sleepy village of Chuffington and Pudsey tags along, to the dismay of their landlord, Mr. Thorne (John Sessions), and his cat Faustus. As Pudsey starts to settle in with the family and realize what he was missing when he was alone, he stumbles across Thorne's evil plan and he determines to save them and the whole village.

Versions

BBFC cut
category cuts
10s
U 87:09s

UK: Passed U for mild comic slapstick, very mild bad language after 10s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2014 Entertainment One R2 DVD
  • 2014 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove a single use of mild bad language ('bugger') in order to obtain a U classification. An uncut PG classification was available.
uncut
uncut
PG
86:59s
UK: Passed PG uncut for mild bad language for:
  • 2014 cinema release. Unreleased in favour of a cut U rated version

The film was originally passed PG uncut but the distributor preferred a cut version and so resubmitted the film with view to accepting cuts for a U

 v          Puli - 2015 India fantasy by Chimbudeven.


 X   Puli

Link Here

Puli is a 2015 India fantasy by Chimbudeven.
Starring Vijay, Sudeep and Sridevi. Youtube link IMDb

BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A cinema rating in 2015.
Summary Notes

A young man travels back in time machine to a fantasy kingdom to save its queen from the tyrant commander Sudeep.

Versions

BBFC cut
category cuts
9s
12A 153:57s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, occasional gory moments after 9s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • The distributor chose to remove sight of both a blood spurt and a bloody incision across the front of a throat-cutting victim's neck in order to achieve a 12A classification. The cut was made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. A 15 uncut was available to the distributor.
 v          Pulimurugan - 2016 action film by Vysakh.


 X   Pulimurugan

Link Here

Pulimurugan is a 2016 action film by Vysakh.
Starring Mohanlal, Kamalinee Mukherjee and Jagapathi Babu.

BBFC cuts were required for 12A rated cinema release in 2016.

Versions

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
30s
12A 159:20s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, threat, occasional bloody moments, drug references after 30s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 2016 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove two moments of strong bloody violence (blade embedded in man's head, accompanied by blood spurt, and bloody bullet impact to chest) in order to achieve a 12A classification. A 15 classification was available without these cuts. Additionally, compulsory cuts were required to a scene of cockfighting.
 v          Pulp Fiction - 1994 US crime film by Quentin Tarantino


 X   Pulp Fiction

Link Here

Pulp Fiction is a 1994 US crime film by Quentin Tarantino
With John Travolta and Uma Thurman. Melon Farmers link YouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Uncut and 18 rated for UK cinema release. Cut for drugs use by the BBFC for VHS and DVD until 2008. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

See Case Study about Pulp Fiction from bbfc.co.uk

Versions

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA R

154:10s
=148:00s
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence, sex references and hard drug use with previous BBFC cut waived:

The BBFC commented in the 2009 Annual Report:

Up to date advice suggests such specific visual details do not in themselves provoke a harmful response which would justify intervention at the adult category. In line with similar decisions in recent years, Pulp Fiction was passed at 18 without cuts.

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

  • 2012 Lions Gate Tarentino XX (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2011 Miramax/Lionsgate RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2011 Miramax/Lionsgate Award Winning Collection R1 DVD at US Amazon
  • 2002 Miramax Collector's Edition R1 DVD
BBFC cut
3s
18 147:59s UK: Passed 18 after 3s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2008 Buena Vista Collector's Edition R2 DVD
  • 2008 Disney R2 DVD
  • 2002 Buena Vista Collector's Edition R2 DVD
  • 2001 Buena Vista R2 DVD
  • 2000 Buena Vista VHS
  • 1995 Buena Vista VHS

The BBFC explained: the cut:

The video of Pulp Fiction arrived for classification in April 1995. The scene involving the injecting of heroin by Vincent was more of a concern on video, where it could be replayed repeatedly and out of context.

3 seconds were reframed on the Buena Vista video versions of 1996 to remove a close up of heroin injection. The BBFC cut this on the grounds of potential harm to viewers: the injection image is known to be hypnotically seductive to some potentially addictive young people and is nearly an advertisement for the pleasures of heroin injection.

The BBFC requested the scene be reframed to ensure sight of the needle entering the vein was off-screen.

mpaa cut
cut
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France
France: Cut for cinema release

See article from mashable.com :

A comment from a BBFC examiner speaking about censorship issues with the UK cinema release reveals BBFC examiners profoundly disagree with the apparent decision of French censors to take out a shot of John Travolta high whilst driving his car after injecting heroin.
 v          Pulse - 2006 USA Sci-Fi horror thriller by Jim Sonzero.


 X   Pulse

Link Here
  • Epafi me tous nekrous
Pulse is a 2006 USA Sci-Fi horror thriller by Jim Sonzero.
Starring Kristen Bell, Rick Gonzalez and Christina Milian. IMDb
Cut in the US for a PG-13 rated theatrical release. All worldwide releases and MPAA Unrated home video releases re all uncut. The uncut version was 15 rated in the UK for cinema and video.
Summary Notes

The hacker Josh invades the computer of Douglas Ziegler, who is developing a powerful wireless signal, and accidentally releases a mysterious force that takes the will to live of human beings, generating a suicide epidemic and increasing the force. His girlfriend and student of psychology, Mattie, sees each one of their common friends die and the destruction of the modern world, and together with her new acquaintance Dexter, they try to plan a virus developed by Josh in the network to shutdown the system and save mankind.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
15

MPAA Unrated

84:29s

UK: Passed 15 uncut for sustained horror and strong language: US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
mpaa cut
cut
MPAA PG-13 83:06s

US: The film was cut by about 1:23s for a PG-13 rated theatrical release

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

 v   The Punisher - 1989 Australia / USA action crime thriller by Mark Goldblatt.


 X   The Punisher (1989)

Link Here

The Punisher is a 1989 Australia / USA action crime thriller by Mark Goldblatt.
Starring Dolph Lundgren and Louis Gossett Jr and Jeroen Krabbé. Melon Farmers linkYouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

The Theatrical Version was cut in the US and further cut by the BBFC. The BBFC cuts were waived in 2013. Uncut in Germany

Summary Notes

Based on the Marvel Comic, Dolph Lundgren is Frank Castle an ex-cop who lives in the sewers and acts as judge, jury, and executioner to the city's criminals in retaliation for the unpunished murders of his wife and kids. Frank's ex-partner Jake (Louis Gossett Jr.) finally catches up with the vigilante as he tries to stop the Japanese mob, which is trying to take over the city's mafia operation.

Versions

uncut
uncut
run: 89m
pal: 85m

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Austria flag

Australia R18+
Australia

Germany: Released uncut and Unrated for:

Austria : Released uncut for:

  • At XT-Video [Uncut + workprint] R0 DVD

Australia : Uncut and R18+ rated for frequent violence for:

  • 2016 Umbrella (RB) Blu-ray

The scenes originally cut for a US R rating are restored to the film for this version but are mastered from a lower quality source.

Thanks to David who noted that the uncut version of The Punisher was shown on UK Spike TV in May 2017.

uncut
uncut
workprint
run: 97:28s
pal: 93:34s
Austria flagAustria : There is also a longer workprint version with additional violence. This is included as a DVD extra for:
  • At XT-Video [Uncut + workprint] R0 DVD
BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
cut

cut: 15s
run: 88:58s
pal: 85:24s

15 cert

MPAA R

UK: The cut US Theatrical version was passed 15 for strong violence and strong language without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2013 Anchor Bay RB Blu-ray
  • 2013 Anchor Bay R2 DVD

From IMDb. The US MPAA cuts for an R Rating include:

  • Sailor hand being chopped of by blade, on yacht (1 sec).
  • Close-up shot of nanny's head (face) and body sliding down, after being shot (2 secs).
  • Gangsters bodyguard being shot sitting down at restaurant, lots of blood (4 secs).
  • Mr Franco shooting a guard at Tanaka's building, close-up of head shot (1 sec).
  • The Punisher kicking a guard in the red room, we see his body fall through spikes (1 sec).

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC cut
cut
cut: 1:21s
run: 87:50s
pal: 84:19s

mpaa cut
15s

18UK: The cut US Theatrical Version was passed 18 after a further 1:21s/1:14s of cuts for:
  • 1990 RCA/Columbia VHS
  • 1990 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • An early fight is missing a double ear clap
  • Two shots of men being hit in the throat by a thrown knife are missing
  • Cuts to a scene showing Castle decimating a bar with a machine gun and grenades
  • A fight in a restaurant is missing hands being pinned by blades
  • Lady Triad putting a gun in a Mafioso's mouth and then pulling the trigger gives the impression of being cut to remove the results of the wound
  • The scene of the Punisher breaking a girls neck has been shortened
  • Various sights of weaponry are cut, including a spiked ball, a crossbow, a harpoon and blades in a shoe

Thanks to MM, May 2007: Zone Thriller

The version shown on Zone Thriller although longer than the BBFC version (restoring a few bits of violence & the lengthy destruction of the casino) it still lost among other things a few bits of violence on the boat. (Hand-severing, man hit with chain, harpoon to a mans eye & a shot of a spiked ball flying through the air before it hits another man)
 v   The Punisher - 2004 USA / Germany action crime adventure by Jonathan Hensleigh.


 X   The Punisher (2004)

Link Here
  • El castigador
The Punisher is a 2004 USA / Germany action crime adventure by Jonathan Hensleigh.
Starring Thomas Jane, John Travolta and Samantha Mathis. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb
Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Version but the Theatrical Version is preferred.
Summary Notes

Special agent Frank Castle had it all: A loving family, a great life, and an adventurous job. But when his life is taken away from him by a ruthless criminal and his associates, Frank has become reborn. Now serving as judge, jury, and executioner, he's a new kind of vigilante out to wage a one man war against those who have done him wrong.

Versions

uncut
Extended Version
There is also an Extended Version.

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com:

The Extended Version contains additional uncontentious plot lines but the result is described as simply too long.
BBFC uncut
Theatrical Version
run: 123:19s
pal: 118:23s
18

MPAA R

UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for strong and sadistic violence for:
  • 2004 Columbia/Tri-Star Home video
  • 2004 cinema release

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

 v          Punjab 1984 - 2014 drama by Anurag Singh.


 X   Punjab 1984

Link Here

Punjab 1984 is a 2014 drama by Anurag Singh.
Starring Sonam Bajwa, Arun Bali and Daljinder Basran.

BBFC category cuts for a 12A rated 2014 cinema release

Versions

BBFC cut
category cuts
28s
12A 158:16s UK: Passed 12A for moderate bloody violence after 28s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2014 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to reduce a scene of violence (a man's face being held down in sand, in order to suffocate him) in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.
 v          Puppet on a Chain - 1970 UK/Netherlands action thriller by Geoffrey Reeve


 X   Puppet on a Chain

Link Here
  • Alistair Maclean's Puppet on a Chain
Puppet on a Chain is a 1970 UK/Netherlands action thriller by Geoffrey Reeve
Starring Sven-Bertil Taube, Barbara Parkins and Alexander Knox Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for an 'AA' rated cinema release in 1970. Cuts were also made for the clothed US version.

Uncut and 15 rated on home video.

Summary Notes

Following a triple professional hit a U.S. agent arrives in Amsterdam to investigate a heroin smuggling ring. He finds a city rife with drugs and a police force unable or unwilling to do much about it. With his incognito female fellow agent the American is soon stirring things up.

Versions

BBFC uncut
Unclothed Version
run: 97:53s
pal: 93:58s
15 certUK: A short version was passed 15 with previous BBFC cuts restored for:
BBFC cut
cut
cut:
run:
pal:
sub: 102:32s
AA certificateUS: Passed AA (14) after BBFC cuts for category for:
  • 1970 cinema release

From IMDb. The cuts were:

  • Some topless nudity
  • shots of a man's bloody face during a hotel fight

Tim comments:

These cuts are typical for an AA in its first year or two of existence when the BBFC seemed to treat AA films as if it was an old A rating by cutting all clear shots of topless nudity (Red Sun and Cat O'Nine Tails had similar cuts). The entire introduction of the AA was problematic with distributors and exhibitors complaining about it for about 2-3 years.

mpaa cut
cut
US Version
MPAA PGUS: The US Theatrical Version was cut and MPAA PG rated:
  • Scorpion R0 DVD

Note that the unclothed club scene is included in the disk extras.

A topless scene in a club was replaced with a clothed version.

 v          Puppetmaster - 1989 US horror by David Schmoeller.


 X   Puppetmaster

Link Here
  • Puppet Master
Puppetmaster is a 1989 US horror by David Schmoeller.
With Paul Le Mat, William Hickey and Irene Miracle. YouTube icon IMDb
Cut for an MPAA R rating but the Unrated Version is uncut in the US. The Unrated Version was cut by the BBFC for VHS and the cut R rated version was released on UK DVD.
Summary Review: Great Fun

Neil Gallagher found the secret to Toulon's puppets who come to life and then killed himself. Alex and his psychic friends come to investigate and are stalked by Toulon's puppets who have a variety of strange traits including a drill for a head and the ability to spit up leeches.

My first thoughts as I inserted the disc was that it'd be a cheesy, laughable pile of 80's horror rubbish. So I was in for a pleasant surprise. If you can get past the initial presentation of the movie (it feels every bit as low-budget as it is), you'll find it to be creepy, intriguing, and above all, great fun.

The puppets themselves could have been a whole lot worse. The effects are hardly Lord Of The Rings, but through a strange combination of live-action and extremely well-animated stop-motion, the puppets don't make you cringe every time they show up on screen. They're probably better actors than some of the live actors even, it's difficult to tell who's more wooden. But it's hardly a character-driven story. It's an unusual story nonetheless, and it definitely interested me enough to watch it right through - and then pick up the first sequel!

Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~90:00s
=~86:00
US: Uncut and MPAA unrated for:
BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
1:35s

18

MPAA R

84:58s UK: The cut US R Rated Version was passed without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2000 Film 2000 R2 DVD
  • 2000 Film 2000 VHS

US: Cut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2018 Full Moon Pictures (R0) Blu-ray/(R0) DVD Combo
  • 2010 Wizard R1 DVD

The R rated US version is 1:35s shorter than the unrated release. See pictorial cuts details for the R rated version from movie-censorship.com :

  • The aftermath of Andre Toulon shooting himself is shorter
  • Frank and Megan have less sex whilst Blade is watching
  • Detailed look at Dana's neck wound is missing
  • 3 punches where Neil hits Alex in the face are missing
  • Less detail as Tunneler burrows into Neil's leg
  • Less detail of Neil's severed fingers
  • Less detail of Neil being cut into by Blade & Tunneler
  • A scene showing a leech emerging from woman and entering Neil's mouth is missing

Thanks to MM who confirms that the Zone Horror Channel have been showing the film uncut. Perhaps now the BBFC are ready to pass the film uncut

BBFC cut
3s
1886:09s UK: The Unrated Version was cut by 3s for:
  • 1989 EIV VHS

From IMDb :

  • Cut by 3s to remove a brief shot of a woman's breasts after her top was ripped away during the elevator dream sequence.
 v   The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's - 1960 UK comedy by Frank Launder.


 X   The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's

Link Here

The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's is a 1960 UK comedy by Frank Launder.
Starring Cecil Parker, George Cole and Joyce Grenfell. IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1960 cinema release and the cuts have persisted into all releases since.
Summary Notes

The hellions of St. Trinians are recruited to a sheik's harem. Little does he know what he's letting himself in for.

Versions

BBFC cut
category cuts

best available
best
available

U cert

old cert U

90:19s

submitted
99:06s
=95:08s

UK : Passed U after BBFC cuts for:
  • 2007 Optimum/Studiocanal R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1988 Warner VHS
  • 1960 cinema release

Thanks to Vincenzo. The BBFC cuts were:

  • Reel 3 – Shorten the striptease in the school hall.
  • Reel 5 – Shorten the striptease in the night club.
 v          Pure Luck - 1991 USA crime comedy mystery by Nadia Tass.


 X   Pure Luck

Link Here
  • Danger public
Pure Luck is a 1991 USA crime comedy mystery by Nadia Tass.
Starring Martin Short, Danny Glover and Sheila Kelley. IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for 1992 VHS. The cuts were waived for PG rated DVD in 2016. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.
Summary Notes

The daughter of a wealthy businessman has disappeared in Mexico, and all the efforts to find her have been unsuccessful. A psychologist, knowing that the girl has an ultra bad luck, persuades her father to send to Mexico one of his employees, an accountant with super bad luck, to find her. Perhaps he will be lucky, and his bad luck could help to find the unlucky girl...

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
PG

MPAA PG
MPAA

91:55s

UK: Passed PG uncut for infrequent moderate violence, mild bad language for:
  • 2016 Media Sales UK [Previous cuts waived] video
US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
BBFC cut
category cuts
9s
PG 91:46s

UK: Passed PG after 9s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1992 CIC VHS
 v          Pushpa - 2021 India action adventure thriller by Sukumar


 X   Pushpa

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  • Pushpa: The Rise - Part 1
Pushpa is a 2021 India action adventure thriller by Sukumar
Starring Allu Arjun, Fahadh Faasil and Rashmika Mandanna BBFC link 2020 IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2021.

Summary Notes

Story of Pushpa Raj, a lorry driver in Seshachalam forests of South India, set in the backdrop of red sandalwood smuggling. Red Sandalwood is endemic to South-Eastern Ghats (mountain range) of India.

Versions

BBFC cut
Category cuts
cut:
run: 178m
pal: 171m
12AUK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, threat, occasional bloody images, brief drug misuse after BBFC category cuts:
  • 2021 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

Distributor chose to make to remove or reduce moments of violence and injury detail in order to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available.
BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 178m
pal: 171m
15UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, injury detail:
  • 2021 cinema release unreleased in favour of a cut 12A rated release

 v          Pussy Talk - 1975 France adult comedy fantasy by Claude Mulot (as Frédéric Lansac).


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  • Le sexe qui parle
  • Talk
  • The Sex Who Talks
Pussy Talk is a 1975 France adult comedy fantasy by Claude Mulot (as Frédéric Lansac).
Starring Pénélope Lamour, Béatrice Harnois and Sylvia Bourdon. Melon Farmers link IMDb
The softcore version was banned by the BBFC for 1976 cinema release but given a GLC London certificate. Later the softcore version was further cut for 2000 DVD.
Summary Review: Good piece of cinema
Le Sexe Qui Parle is in that rare class of rather famous films which actually happen to be really good pieces of cinema. Penelope Lamour stars as a woman who discovers that her vagina has developed both a life and voice of its own. This soon becomes a problem for not only her, but her philanthropist husband as well...As the vagina becomes more and more vocal (no pun intended), it ends up causing more and more trouble.

Narratively speaking, Le Sexe Qui Parle is flawed with a fair amount of noticeable continuity errors, and the rushed ending does leave a bit to be desired in terms of resolution of the plot.

On the other hand, technically speaking, Le Sexe...has the look of any classy French production, hardcore or otherwise, from the period. The cinematography and general look of the film are both first rate, and the original musical score is quite an incredible mix of easy listening pieces and classy jazz/disco sounding tunes.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 88:56s
pal: 85:23s
MPAA UnratedOnline:
BBFC cut
cut
cut: 1:37s
run: 90:14s
pal: 86:37s
sub:
sub:

18UK: The softcore version was passed 18 after 1:37s of compulsory BBFC cuts for:
  • 2000 New Vibration/Eurotika R0 DVD

The BBFC commented:

Cuts required to remove details of sexual assault.
cut for softcore GLC logoUK: The softcore version was exhibited in London with a GLC X certificate after it was banned by the BBFC.
banned
banned
rejected UK: The softcore version was b anned by the BBFC for:
  • 1976 cinema release
 v   The Pussycat Syndrome


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  • Orgia stin Kerkyra
The Pussycat Syndrome

Versions

cut 1872:38s 1982 Greece/West Germany sex film by Ilias Mylonakos

The 1988 Electric video is an abridged version of the cinema version that was cut by 14s

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

See review from IMDb : Terrific fun

The Pussycat Syndrome is terrific fun, an exploitation film that is highly enjoyable from beginning to end that does not insult the intelligence of the viewer. Ajita Wilson and Tina Eklund are a perfect pair of opposites cast as fashion models who, in between assignments, decide to travel around sunny Greece, picking up male hitchhikers, swimming nude, meeting a rich man and his frigid artist wife and having a torrid lesbian three-way with the aforementioned wife, suddenly no longer frigid -- the usual antics one would expect in Greece. There's also a beauty contest in which Ms. Wilson is a shoo-in while Ms. Eklund spends 90 percent of the film stark naked, and boy does she look terrific this way! Both actresses turn in effortlessly good performances. Clearly they were having fun during the filming. There are two hardcore scenes in the uncut version of the film, one of which has our two heroines and their two current men of the hour having lots of carnal fun while the track "Let's Do It" playfully romps in the background. A more romantic, piano-based theme is played often on the soundtrack and it is very pleasing to the ear. No, this is not a deep, intellectual viewing experience, but if you are looking for fun for fun's sake, you can't go wrong with this film. Enjoy!

14s 1885:32s The BBFC cut the 1984 cinema release by 14s
 v          Pussycats Paradise


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  • The Nudist Story
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Pussycats Paradise

Versions

BBFC uncut1884:39s Pussycat's Paradise is a 1960 UK drama by Ramsey Herrington.
With Shelly Martin, Brian Cobby and Anthony Oliver. IMDb

UK: A short version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:

US: released for

BBFC
cut
A Cert submitted 90:11s
=86:35s
UK: Passed A after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1960 cinema release
 v          Pyare Mohan


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Pyare Mohan

Versions

uncut 15 cert130:21s 2006 Indian film by Indra Kumar

Film cuts restored in 2006 for a 15 rated video/DVD

32s 12A cert Cut when submitted for a cinema release in 2006 with the following BBFC comment: Distributor chose to remove shots of bloody body with glass embedded in it in order to achieve a '12A'. A '15' without cuts was available.

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