Company chose to remove two uses of very strong language from the subtitles in order to achieve a 15 , as per the cinema version which was similarly cut in order to achieve the same category. An 18 uncut was
available to the distributor
Not yet determined is the cut status of the 2010 Optimum DVD release
Ready Player One is a 2018 USA action Sci-Fi adventure by Steven Spielberg. Starring Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke and Hannah John-Kamen.
Cut in the US prior to release to remove innocuous nudity from the MPAA consumer advice. Presumably this cut version was then distributed worldwide for all releases.
Film centers on a young outcast named Wade Watts. In the near future, Watts escapes from his daily drudgery by logging onto an MMO game called 'The Oasis'. When the game's billionaire founder dies, he offers players his fortune as the prize in an easter egg hunt within The Oasis. Watts gets in on the action then after five years finds himself facing off against corporate foes who will go to any lengths to get the money -- in both the real world and in The Oasis.
UK: Cut 2D and 3D versions passed 12/12A
without BBFC cuts for moderate violence, horror, infrequent strong language for:
Pre-cut when (re)submitted in 2007 with the following BBFC comment: An earlier version of this work was submitted to the BBFC and compulsory cuts were required to remove gratuitous and detailed
images of a public execution and a violent lynching. These cuts were required...on the grounds that such images may cause harm by encouraging the development of callous attitudes among members of the likely audience.
earlier version of the work was subsequently withdrawn from the classification process by its distributor. The present version, which has been re-edited throughout, was pre-cut prior to submission to remove those elements to which the BBFC had requested
Cut in 2006
with the following BBFC comment: Cuts required to potentially harmful and obscene material (in this case waving a flaming torch over a woman's genital area; extinguishing a large candle by inserting it between a woman's buttocks;
and dripping hot wax onto a woman's genitals), on the grounds of potential harm
Re-Animator is a 1985 US horror film by Stuart Gordon. With Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott and Barbara Crampton.
A rich history of BBFC cuts, which have been waived since 2007. The Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut in 2007. In the US R rated version was cut, but the Unrated version wasn't. There also exists the Integral Version which is a TV
version that has been padded out with additional plot.
Summary Review: Fun
A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the
re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.
Ah, finally a horror camp classic that deserves to be called a horror camp classic. Re-Animator is one of those fun horror movies that is so over the top that
it is just a lot of fun to watch,
UK: The Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence and gore for:
2016 Second Sight [Unrated + Integral Versions] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon
2014 Second Sight [Unrated + Integral Versions] (RB) Blu-ray/(R2) DVD Combo
at UK Amazon
US: There is also a cut Integral Version. This
is a TV version that has been padded out by the addition of 16 non-violent scenes.
US: The Integral Version is cut for:
2017 Arrow [Unrated + Integral Versions] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon
UK: The Unrated Version was passed 18 after 1:49s of BBFC cuts with some cuts waived for:
2001 Tartan R2 DVD
The BBFC have waived all 3 previous cuts for violence (saw attack, decapitation and the bloody head being squeezed) but have retained significant cuts to the headless rape sequence. In implementing the cuts required by the BBFC, the distributors have
again cut more material than is strictly necessary.
The following 28s scene was cut in line with BBFC policy on sexual violence: Megan's reanimated father rips off her blouse as she lies on a table in the lab. Her breasts are exposed, much to the delight of the decapitated head of Dr Hill beside her,
who before parting company with his body, indicated that he fancied her. There is then a full length nude shot , complete with pubic hair, as Megan is bound by the wrists and ankles. The BBFC judged that Megan was in a drugged state and that the activity
is clearly non-consensual.
After a short sequence of conversation elsewhere, we return to Megan to find the headless corpse massaging her breasts. Following this, the head is held over her to kiss her ear and breast, leaving blood on the latter.
The woman is screaming and clearly suffering sexual violence, whereas the head is clearly deriving sexual pleasure. There is certainly no sense of the assault being enjoyed by the woman here. However, the Board felt that in the scenes of breast or full
nudity there was much in the activity to titillate. The cuts were implemented as a 10s cut and then a 1:11s cut allowing some of the intervening material to remain.
The BBFC explained their cuts:
The Board still believes that this scene offers a sexual frisson, in a context of non-consensual assault, that could be harmful to some viewers. Contrary to the suggestion that this
scene has received cuts through 'taste' rather than legal considerations, the cuts were in fact required under the terms of the Video Recordings Act, which legally obliges the Board to have special regard "to any harm that may be caused to potential
viewers or, through their behaviour, to society as a whole by the manner in which the work deals with... horrific behaviour or incidents... [or] human sexual activity" (VRA Section 4A (1)). Sexual violence is an area of particular concern for the
Board, being the one area where a clear link has been drawn, through research, between on-screen depictions of eroticised assault and the behaviour of some viewers. The Board is therefore 'legally' obliged to intervene with any depictions of sexual
assault "where the portrayal eroticises or endorses sexual assault" (BBFC Guidelines) because of the 'harm' that might arise from such depictions. Obviously Re-animator will not lead to a spate of attacks on women by
decapitated heads but the scene's general association of non-consensual sex with titilatory aspects may be arousing to some individuals and thus be a cause of potential 'harm' within the legal sense.
UK: The Unrated Version was passed 18 after 2:20s of BBFC cuts with some cuts waived for:
1999 Tartan R2 VHS
The first and last cuts were waived (the attack with the saw and the bloody head being squeezed). However, the two other previous cuts (to the close shot of the shovel cutting the neck and the sexual attack) were maintained.
The cut to the sexual
assault was, however, made differently - and less effectively - by the distributors, who chose to remove the ENTIRE second half of the sequence, rather than simply edit out the unacceptable portions of it. This was in fact the distributor's choice and
was not directed by the BBFC.
The 33s cut to the forcible stripping was maintained but this time 1:49s were cut to remove the entire bodiless head sequence (rather than making two separate shorter cuts as happened previously). As a result, this
version was cut by a total of 2 minutes 21 seconds. It therefore appeared to have been more heavily cut, even though cuts had in fact been waived! The matter is also slightly further fogged by the fact that this submission was telecined at a completely
different speed (slower), making the cuts appear slightly longer than they actually were, but only by about 7 seconds.
UK: The Unrated Version was passed 18 after 1:42s of BBFC cuts for:
1986 EIV VHS
The was similar to the cinema release except that the decapitation was explicitly altered to allow the retention of the long shot of the shovel being pressed into the man's neck. Only the close shot was removed for video, as was originally requested
by the BBFC.
UK: The Unrated Version was passed 18 after 1:51s of BBFC cuts for:
1985 cinema release
The BBFC cuts were (with the official cuts list highlighted in maroon) :
Reel 3: Reduce sight of blood flowing down naked body as boy drives surgical saw into man's neck.
7s is deleted from West's (Jeffrey Coombs) killing of a zombie in the morgue, ie a close-up of a man being run
through with a bone saw. is missing to reduce sight of blood flowing down naked body.
Reel 3: Remove close shot of shovel cutting into man's neck after his head is bashed from behind.
scene loses a 5s close shot of shovel cutting into Dr Hill's neck after his head is bashed from behind. (a long shot also removed voluntarily by the distributors).
Reel 4: Remove sight of girl's clothes being ripped off
and all sight of her nude body strapped to trolley with doctor's severed head attempting oral sex.
The headless rape scene offended the censors. It is missing 33s of Megan Halsey (Barbara Crampton) being stripped and having her arms and
legs strapped down. Cuts of 19s and then 43s removed all sight of her nude body strapped to trolley and also the Dr Hill's severed head attempting oral sex including the disembodied head sticking its tongue in Megan's ear, kissing her breasts and a shot
of the head between her legs.
Reel 5: Reduce sight of bloody head being squeezed and blood gushing from it.
3s has been deleted from a shot of West's head being squeezed and zombie eyes bleeding.
Re-animator 2 is a 1990 US horror by Brian Yuzna. With Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott and Claude Earl Jones.
The film was cut for an MPAA R rated Theatrical Version, and this cut version has been used for all 18 rated releases. The US MPAA Unrated version is uncut. It was presumably the Unrated Version that was passed 15 uncut for 2016
Summary Review: A fair stab
Making a sequel looks to be a hopeless task, as the first film clearly tied itself up as a self-contained film, but while it requires a bit of suspension of
disbelief from the viewer the script for Bride of Re-Animator does a tremendous job just managing to reunite most of the cast from the first film (half of whom appeared to have died at the end it) without completely throwing away the continuity of
the first film.
The first half of the film is rather slow and boring, with only West's bizarre experiments in joining together odd combinations of body parts providing any entertainment. The ending is fantastic however,
with a climax that rivals the ending of the first film for sheer over the top insanity, as West and eternal unwilling sidekick Dan Cain find themselves under siege from the now bat-winged head of Doctor Hill, his re-animated zombies, the bricked-up
earlier failed experiments of West and of course the bride of re-animator herself...
Nowhere near as bad as it's reputation, Bride of Re-Animator is a fair stab at a very difficult sequel.
UK: Presumably the Unrated Version
was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, gory images for:
A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die is a 1972 Spain / Italy / France /
West Germany western by Tonino Valerii. Starring James Coburn, Telly Savalas and Bud Spencer.
BBFC category cuts were required for an A rated 1974 cinema release of the
US Version. The US Version is shortened from the uncut European Version but features the original English where available. The longer uncut European Version has also been released in the US but is dubbed in its entirety.
Branded a coward for surrendering his New Mexico fort to the Confederates without firing a shot, a Union colonel attempts to redeem himself by leading a band of condemned prisoners on a suicide mission to recapture it.
Denmark: The longer European Version is uncut uncut for:
Rebel in the Rye is a 2017 USA biography
by Danny Strong. Starring Zoey Deutch, Sarah Paulson and Nicholas Hoult.
The film was initially rated PG-13 for some language including sexual references,
brief violence, and smoking. However the producers re-edited the film and it was later rated PG-13 for thematic elements, language including sexual references, some violence, and smoking throughout.
The Reckoning is a 1969 UK drama by Jack Gold. Starring Nicol Williamson, Ann Bell and Lilita De Barros.
BBFC cuts were required for an X rated 1969 cinema release. The cuts were
waived for 12 rated Blu-ray in 2017.
Michael Marler, a successful business man in London, is about to make his way to the top. The death of his father brings him - after 37 years - back
to his hometown Liverpool, where he is confronted with his lost Irish roots. He finds out that his father died because of a fight with some anglo-saxon teddy boys. It becomes "a matter of honour" for him, to take his revenge without involving the British
UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate sex, violence. language, nudity with Previous film cuts waived for:
2008 China action film by John Woo. With Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Takeshi Kaneshiro and Fengyi Zhang.
The Original Hong Kong Version is much longer and splits the film into Part I and Part II.
This is available as a Special Edition on 2009 EIV DVD/Blu-ray. The BBFC cut 16s
for a 15 certificate: In accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy, cuts were made to remove cruel scenes of horses being made to fall over and roll on their necks.
The shorter International Version was submitted for the 2009 cinema release and 2009 EIV
DVD/Blu-ray. The BBFC cut 2s for a 15 certificate: Company was required to remove a shot of a cruel and dangerous horsefall (a horse being tripped and falling forwards, rolling over on its neck)
Red Dawn is a 1984 USA action drama by John Milius. Starring
Patrick Swayze, C Thomas Howell and Lea Thompson.
Two films were accredited as leading to the creation of the MPAA's PG-13 rating, namely, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Gremlins. However the first theatrical release with a
PG-13 rating was Red Dawn.
Red Heat is a 1985 West Germany / USA / Austria thriller by Robert Collector and Ernst R von
Theumer (uncredited). Starring Linda Blair, Sylvia Kristel and Sue Kiel.
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema release and VHS in 1985. Even more cut in the US for R rated releases.
An American woman visiting her fiancée in West Germany is
caught up with a defecting spy and captured by those in the East. After brutal interrogation she is placed in a prison along with sadistic guards and in-mates. As she tries to survive in a world of deprivation and rape, her fiancée fights his own
bureaucracy in an attempt to find her.
UK: A cut TV Version was passed without
BBFC cuts and previous BBFC cuts waived for:
The Red Nights of the Gestapo is a 1977 Italy action war thriller by Fabio De Agostini. Starring Ezio Miani, Fred Williams and Francesca Righini.
Banned by the BBFC for 1979 cinema release but after 12 minutes were censored it was given an X rated cinema release in 1981. An uncut bootleg was released in the UK in 2010. Uncut in the US.
An illustrious group of German industrialists plot to overthrow Hitler by negotiating a peace treaty with England. Disgraced, but dedicated Nazi officer Colonel Werner von Uhland is assigned by his superiors to ferret out
these deceitful dissidents and stop them before it's too late. von Uhland recruits a bunch of beautiful women to seduce these traitors and undermine their conspiracy.
A film based upon the same Nazi brothel bugging theme as
Salon Kitty. Perhaps not as outrageous as one may expect from the packaging. However there are some attractive actresses getting into the fun. The director seems to have done a good job with the talent available.
Red Scorpion is a 1989 South Africa/US/Namibia action film by Joseph Zito. With Dolph Lundgren, M. Emmet Walsh and Al White.
Cut for an MPAA R rating. The Unrated version is uncut. Bother versions have been distributed in the UK.
Summary Review: One of the best examples from the action genre
KGB agent is sent to Africa to kill an anti-Communist black revolutionary. However, he has a change of heart when he sees how the Russians and their Cuban allies are killing and repressing the locals, so he switches sides and helps the rebels.
The 1980s was one of the best decades for the Action genre. Red Scropion is quite easily one of the best examples of 80s war-action and remains a very fun and enjoyable watch today.
hand-to-hand-combat, gun-fire, huge explosions, crazy stunts, exploding trucks, a high body count and flame throwers.
UK: The Unrated Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language and one scene of torture for:
Red Sparrow is a 2018 USA mystery thriller by Francis Lawrence. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton and Mary-Louise Parker.
Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US. The film was cut in the UK for 15 rated
cinema release and home video.
A young Russian intelligence officer is assigned to seduce a first-tour CIA agent who handles the CIA's most sensitive penetration of Russian
intelligence. The two young officers collide in a charged atmosphere of trade-craft, deception, and inevitably forbidden passion that threatens not just their lives but the lives of others as well.
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for strong violence, torture, sexual content, language and some graphic nudity.
Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
2018 20th Century Fox (RA) 4k Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 22nd May 2018
20th Century Fox RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 22nd May 2018
20th Century Fox R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 22nd May 2018
UK: Passed 15 for strong bloody violence, gore, sexual violence, sex, very strong language after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:
2018 29th Century Fox video
2018 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
This film was originally seen for advice. The company was advised the film was likely to be classified 18 but that their preferred 15 could be achieved by making reductions in one scene of strong sadistic violence (a garroting). When
the film was submitted for formal classification appropriate reductions had been made in that scene and the film was classified 15.
The BBFC commented about complaints received in its annual report covering 2018:
The company behind the espionage thriller Red Sparrow elected to make cuts to a bloody garrotting scene, with focus on the wounding of the
victim's throat and subsequent bloody aftermath in order to achieve a 15.
Red Sparrow attracted 64 complaints. All correspondents felt that we should have classified the film at 18 instead of 15 because of elements of violence and
sexual violence in the film.
In the original the garroting with a wire cuts into the flesh of the victim and blood spills out. The sight of blood dripping from the wound and splashing onto Dominika's chest has been deleted from the censored version
The BBFC cut 2:40s for a 15 rating. The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for the 2007 Tartan DVD. Company chose to remove scenes of potentially harmful activity (in this case, a man having his hair set on
fire and a man holding a blowtorch to a running exhaust pipe). An uncut 18 classification was available to the company.
AA rated cinema release and CIC video of 1987 were also cut. Presumably the same or similar cuts as the 2007 submission that was cut with the following BBFC comment: Cuts were required to genuine animal cruelty (in this case the
cruel tripping of three horses during a battle scene)
2007 US drama by Mike Binder. With
Adam Sandler, Don Cheadle and Jada Pinkett Smith.
Passed 15 uncut for:
2007 Sony R2 DVD
2007 cinema release
A scene removed from the UK version of the film is the montage of scenes with Angela Oakhurst (Liv Tyler) consoling Charlie Fineman (Adam Sandler) with the original version of Love, Reign o'er me playing in the background.
BBFC certified running time suggests an uncut version. Perhaps it was cut after it was submitted to the BBFC
Reinventing Marvin is a 2017 France gay drama by Anne Fontaine. Starring Finnegan Oldfield, Grégory Gadebois and Vincent Macaigne.
BBFC cuts were required for 15 rated cinema release and DVD in 2018.
A young man runs away from his family to become an actor.
UK: Passed 15 for sexual violence, strong language, sex, nudity after 6s of BBFC compulsory BBFC cuts for:
2018 Peccadillo Pictures video
2018 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
Cuts required to remove potentially indecent images of a child in accordance with the Protection of Children Act 1978.
The BBFC further commented in board meeting minutes:
Reinventing Marvin is a French drama submitted for cinema classification which features a scene in which the central character is subjected to a sexual assault by an
older boy at school.
The Head of Compliance requested proofs of age for the actors involved, which confirmed the central character is played by an actor who was 15 at the time of filming while the older boy is played by an actor
who was 18.
The scene was viewed again by the President and Chief Executive who concluded that the scene includes a potentially indecent image of a child within the meaning of the Protection of Children Act 1978. Accordingly, a
cut was required.
The company appealed against the proposed cut, submitting documentary proof that included parental consent and information about the child protection steps taken on set.
The scene was
viewed again by the President, Chief Executive, Head of Compliance and Compliance Manager in the light of those further assurances. However, it was concluded that the fact the film makers did not intend to create an indecent image does not alter the fact
of the indecency of the image in question. The cut was upheld and has now been made.
The Reliant is a 2018 USA action film by Paul Munger. Starring Eric Roberts, Kevin Sorbo and Brian Bosworth.
Rated R for some violence. The producer's weren't impressed with rating and decided to appeal the decision, presumably seeking a PG-13 rating. Presumably the appeal was not upheld as the MPAA noted that the rating and reason were
unchanged. Later on the MPAA announced that an edited version is now rated PG-13.
Economic collapse causes widespread rioting and social unrest, leaving a lovesick
19-year-old girl struggling to care for her siblings in a stretch of woods bordered by lawless anarchy, wondering why a good God would let this happen.
UK: Passed 12/12A after BBFC suggested category cuts were implemented for:
2010 E1 DVD/Blu-ray
2010 E1 R2 DVD
2010 E1 Online
2010 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
This film was originally shown to the BBFC in an unfinished version. The BBFC advised the company that the film was likely to receive a 15 classification but that the requested 12A certificate
could be achieved by making cuts in two sequences.
The company were asked to remove a strong verbal sex reference (to being sodomised') and
to reduce a scene of strong violence in which the hero continues to beat a man who has already
been knocked to the ground.
When the finished version of the was submitted, these changes has been made and the film was classified '12A.
Remo: Unarmed and Dangerous is a 1985 USA action crime comedy by Guy Hamilton. Starring Fred Ward, Joel Grey and Wilford Brimley.
Cut by the BBFC for 1986 15 rated cinema release and VHS. Cuts waived for the 15
rated 2005 DVD. Uncut and PG-13 rated in the US.
An officially "dead" cop is trained to become an extraordinarily unique assassin in service of the US president.
NYPD cop is 'killed' in an accident. The death is faked, and he is inducted into the organization CURE, dedicated to preserving the constitution by working outside of it. Remo is to become the enforcement wing (assassin) of CURE, and learns an ancient
Korean martial art from Chiun, the Master of Sinanju. Based on the popular pulp series "The Destroyer," by Richard Sapir and Warren Murphy.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence after previous BBFC cuts
2005 MGM R2 DVD titled Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins at UK Amazon
US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:
2003 MGM R1 DVD titled Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins at US Amazon
UK: Passed 15 after 35s of BBFC category cuts for:
1986 Rank VHS titled Remo Unarmed and Dangerous
1986 cinema release titled Remo Unarmed and Dangerous
From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were:
Edits to kicks and blows during the opening fight scene
Cut in 2006 with the following BBFC comment: Cut required to remove a sequence in which the subject of hanging is presented as comedic, fun and risk free, on the grounds of potential harm to the likely
Cut when submitted in 2006 with the following BBFC statement: Cut required to remove a sequence in which the subject of hanging is presented as comedic, fun and risk free, on the grounds of potential harm to the likely audience.
The BBFC have incorrectly listed the cuts under the episode, Fake Dad
A pre-cut version was submitted with cuts inflicted for TV running time reasons. The entire Hanging Song sequence as illustrated below has been deleted by the BBFC
The American version called Ren & Stimpy Uncut
ended up being cut, but the cuts were there by accident because the people mastering the discs used master tapes that had been cut to make room for commercials on American TV. The cuts on the US discs are mainly long-running scenes, not cuts for
But the British discs look like they've been made from these already time-cut masters and then had the BBFC's handiwork applied... it's not going to be pleasant.
I've been working with the creator of the show (John Kricfalusi)
and the DVD mastering team to identify all of the cuts to the US version to get them all restored for a future Ultimate Ren & Stimpy DVD box set.
Update: The BBFC have just responded to a fairly
lengthy questioning regarding these issues which has been posted on www.lyris-lite.net
Renegade is a 1987 Italy action comedy adventure by Enzo Barboni (as EB Clucher). Starring Terence Hill, Robert Vaughn and Ross Hill.
Cut by the BBFC for a 15 rated VHS in 1988
Renegade Luke has been living an easy life so far, travelling through the southwest with his horse
Joe, making money by running small-time scams. All this comes to an end when he encounters Moose, an imprisoned convict with a young son. Moose makes Luke an offer: move into his property and become the legal guardian of his son, and in return he won't
get his friends to make legal trouble for Luke. Things don't go smoothly for the drifter and the boy at first, but gradually they come to settle into their new situation.
The Replacement Killers is a 1998 USA action crime thriller by Antoine Fuqua. Starring Yun-Fat Chow, Mira Sorvino and Michael Rooker.
Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Cut.
John Lee is the best hitman money can buy. But when John refuses to kill because of the seven year-old son of his target, John's bosses send someone after John to kill him and then take his place in the ring of hitmen.
John then teams up with Meg Coburn to help him escape these "Replacement Killers."
The Reptile is a 1966 UK horror by John Gilling. With Noel Willman, Jennifer Daniel and Ray Barrett.
Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1966. This cut versions seems
to have been distributed ever since and is the best available.
Summary Review: A Little Hammer Gem
The production was filmed back to back with The Plague of the Zombies, and used many of the same
sets, including exterior shots in the grounds. It also shared the problems of a low budget.
When his brother Charles Spalding mysteriously dies, Harry Spalding and his wife Valerie decide to move to the inherited cottage in a
small village in the country. They are coldly received by the locals. Harry and Valerie find that the locals are being killed by some snake and they feel threatened.
A tight and effective picture. There is a lovely sense
of mystery dripping throughout the piece, and it's real nice to see a Hammer film being driven by its characters.
The performances from the cast are uniformly strong. The Reptile is a little Hammer gem waiting to be
UK: Presumably the cut Cinema Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
Reptilicus is a 1961 Denmark / USA action Sci-Fi horror by Sidney W Pink (as Sidney Pink). Starring Bent Mejding, Asbjørn Andersen and Povl Wøldike.
BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A' rated 1963 cinema release.
Uncut and PG rated for 2016 DVD. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.
A portion of the tail of a prehistoric reptile is discovered in Denmark. It regenerates into the entire reptile,
which proceeds to destroy buildings and property and generally make a nuisance of itself. It can fly, swim, and walk, and has impenetrable scales, which makes it difficult to kill.
UK: Passed PG uncut for moderate violence, threat for:
Requiem for a Vampire is a 1971 French horror film by Jean Rollin. With Marie-Pierre Castel, Mireille Dargent and Philippe Gasté.
Banned in the UK in 1972. Then heavily cut by the BBFC for VHS and DVD. Uncut in the US.
Summary Review: Highly recommended
No one would be expecting a meaningful social
commentary from a film with this title, but please bear in mind when watching that this a Jean Rollin film, so don't expect a meaningful story either. This is mad, it has kinky lesbians and they're vampires. Happy days!
It's quite light hearted for a Rollin flick and is at the fast end of his snail like pacing, but that isn't saying much on either count. It's no Daughters of Darkness either, so don't try to make sense of it, you'll end up as bonkers as Rollin.
Instead laugh at crap vampires and revel in the kink fest in the dungeon. It's bloody great and is a bona fide Eurotrash classic. Highly recommended.
The work was submitted
in 1993 for its home video classification, but the video release would be delayed until 1995 because of the introduction of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Bill in 1993 and its lengthy passage through Parliament.
response to concerns about the effects of media violence, largely in the wake of the James Bulger murder in 1993, part of the Bill's remit was to make amendments to the Video Recordings Act 1984, under which the BBFC had been appointed as the statutory
regulatory body for video. It also established within the VRA a specific harm test. This harm test required the BBFC to pay special regard (among the other relevant factors) to any harm that may be caused to potential viewers or, through
their behaviour, to society by the manner in which the work deals with [such issues as] criminal behaviour [and] violent behaviour and incidents .
Reservoir Dogs was finally granted an uncut 18 video certificate
in May 1995, a considerable time after its video release in all the other major international markets, which did not prove too disconcerting for Tarantino who was reported to be delighted that the delay had given the film an extended theatrical life in
Resident Evil is a 2002 UK / Germany / France / USA action Sci-Fi horror by Paul WS Anderson. Starring Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez and Ryan McCluskey.
Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. Despite suggestions of an uncut
version, the R rated version has been distributed worldwide since. This cut version is 15 rated in the UK.
Something rotten is brewing beneath the industrial mecca known as
Raccoon City. Unknown to its millions of residents, a huge underground bioengineering facility known as The Hive has accidentally unleashed the deadly and mutating T-virus, killing all of its employees. To contain the leak, the governing supercomputer,
Red Queen, has sealed all entrances and exits. Now a team of highly-trained super commandos including Rain (Michelle Rodriguez - The Fast and the Furious, Girlfight), Alice (MillaJovovich - The Fifth Element) and Matt (Eric Mabius - Cruel Intentions)
must race to penetrate The Hive in order to isolate the T-virus before it overwhelms humanity. To do so, they must get past theRed Queen's deadly defenses, face the flesh-eating undead employees, fight killer mutant dogs and battle The Licker, a
genetically mutated savage beast whose strength increases with each of its slainvictims.
UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 15
without BBFC cuts for:
The U.S. release had some violence censored to avoid an 'NC-17' rating. Paul W.S. Anderson has indicated in various interviews that an 'uncut version' with several minutes of extra footage, including gorier scenes and more
character development, will be released in the future as a possible DVD release. No sign of this as yet though.
Resident Evil: Afterlife is a 2010 Germany/France/UK action adventure by Paul
WS Anderson. With Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter and Wentworth Miller.
The film didn't trouble the UK or US censors but there exists an international version where the CGI blood letting is reduced.
After a one-woman assault on the Umbrella
Corporation's fortress, Alice's (Milla Jovovich) superhuman abilities are neutralized. Now, fleeing the Undead masses created by the T-virus, Alice reunites with Claire Redfield (Ali Larter) and her brother, Chris (Wentworth Miller). Together they take
refuge with other survivors in an abandoned prison, where a savage zombie mob stands between them and the safety of "Arcadia." Escaping these bloodthirsty mutants will take an arsenal. But facing off with Albert Wesker and the Umbrella Corporation will
take the fight for survival to a new level of danger.
Retribution is a 1987 USA horror mystery by Guy Magar. Starring Dennis Lipscomb, Leslie Wing and Suzanne Snyder.
Cut in the US for an R rating. This cut version was passed 18 uncut for 1987 cinema release but was significantly cut for VHS in 1988 and 1991.
At Halloween George
Miller jumps down from the roof of a hotel. But he's rescued and survives. In psychiatry the young Dr. Jennifer Curtis cares for him and gives him back his will to live. However he suffers from terrible nightmares. Back home, he discovers in the
newspaper that his dreams, in which he forces other people to kill themselves in most cruel ways, seem to be reality.
It is a little known, rare classic. If you enjoy the horror genre, and have not yet seen
this classic- try and get a copy. It is an absolute must see for ALL horror enthusiasts.
Retro Puppet Master is a 1999 USA Sci-Fi horror romance by David DeCoteau (as Joseph Tennent). Starring Greg Sestero, Brigitta Dau and Stephen Blackehart.
The International Version is uncut and 15 rated for UK video. The US DVD release was shortened for reasons of pace. The CGI effects were upgraded for US Version on Blu-ray.
It's 1892 and Sutekh is hopping mad. It seems a 3,000 year old Egyptian sorcerer has stolen one of the God's secrets of life - that of instilling the souls of the dying into inanimate things. Sutekh raises three mummified former high
priests, led by the villainous "First Servant", and charges them with recovering both the Sorceror and his secret. There is no lack of victims for the 3 high-faluting, stylish villains as they pursue their prey to 19th century Paris, and the
very young puppeteer, Andre Toulon. Toulon runs a puppet theatre in the heart of Paris, and meets the sorcerer (the mysterious Afzel) when he is found by the lovely Swiss Ambassador's daughter Ilsa, after being nearly killed. It is there and then that we
find the seed of things to come, and the origin of the Puppetmaster series of tales.
UK: The International Version was passed 15 uncut for moderate violence for:
2007 Blackhorse Entertainment [Full Frame] video
UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
2000 High Fliers Video Distribution video
US: The US Blu-ray Version is shortened and MPAA PG-13 rated.
The edits are uncontentious and made for reason of pace. Changes have been made to
improve the CGI effects over the DVD version. Other uncontentious changes have been made to the credits and a few plot scenes.
The Return of Ringo is a 1965 Italy / Spain action western romance by Duccio Tessari. Starring Giuliano Gemma, Fernando Sancho and Lorella De Luca.
BBFC category cuts were required for an 'AA' rated cinema release in 1970. Uncut for 12 rated Blu-ray in 2018. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
Once again billed as
Montgomery Wood, Giuliano Gemma plays a civil war soldier who returns to his family land to find his family decimated, his property taken over by a family of Mexican bandits and his fiancee about to marry the Mexican gangster behind all this. Bent on
revenge, he goes undercover disguised as a Mexican and discovers he has a daughter
UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate violence with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
2018 Arrow [A Pistol for Ringo + The Return of Ringo] Special Edition RB Blu-ray
at UK Amazon
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
2018 Arrow [A Pistol for Ringo + The Return of Ringo] Special Edition (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon
The Return of Swamp Thing is a 1989 USA action comedy horror by Jim Wynorski. Starring Dick Durock, Heather Locklear and Louis Jourdan.
Initially BBFC category cuts were required for a 12 rated 1989 cinema
release. The film was then released 15 uncut on VHS. By 2004 the rating was lowered to 12 uncut for DVD. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.
The Swamp Thing returns to battle the evil
Dr. Arcane, who has a new science lab full of creatures transformed by genetic mutation, and chooses Heather Locklear as his new object of affection.
UK: Passed 12 uncut for some moderate violence for:
Return of the Evil Dead is a 1973 Spanish/West German zombie film by Amando De Ossorio. With Tony Kendall, Fernando Sancho and Esperanza Roy.
Cut for US release and further cut by the BBFC for cinema and VHS. The BBFC cuts were waived for 2005 DVD. The uncut Spanish Version is available Unrated in the US
Summary Review: Give it a Chance
Amando de Ossorio-this Portugese director was responsible for several zombie movies in the early 70's.
This is another horror picture about undead Templar Knights. Some of the ideas are laughable and the ending is weak.
Despite of these faults this film is still entertaining. The plot is
interesting, the location sets are nice and there's also a little bit of blood. I loved especially the-young-girl-between-the-living-dead sequence.
Give this movie a chance.
UK: The Spanish version was passed 18 uncut with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
Japanese anime by Hideki Takayama/Gary
Wicks/Barry McCormick (Kiseki Films)
Cuts as described by a BBFC examiner:
Take the 'Rape of Elektor' sequence we cut from Overfiend 4. This is a scene of sustained anal and oral rape, mutilation and much worse in which the
woman is crying repeatedly for the demons to stop. When you show somebody a scene like this there is often very little argument whether we should censor it or not. There may well be an audience which is mature enough to watch this and appreciate and
understand the scene in the way the filmmakers intended. But our concern is that this is presented in a very titillating manner which is not appropriate for an audience in their mid-teens. There is no sense of horror or disgust at what the woman is going
through; the way it is shot and designed invites the audience to take pleasure from the scene. And scenes like this --multiple rape, gang rape, sexualised violence --are about all we ever cut from anime. If there was a scene like this in a live action
film, we would probably hand it over to the police.
Return of the Seven is a 1966 Spain / USA action western by Burt Kennedy. Starring Yul Brynner, Robert Fuller and Julián Mateos.
Uncut for an 'A' rated cinema release but cut for PG rated home video on
grounds of animal cruelty. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
Chico, one of the remaining members of The Magnificent Seven, has set down roots in the village that they had defended in
the first film. One day, the village is raided by fifty gunmen under the employ of rancher Lorca. Lorca's bandits abduct all of the village's men to be used as slave labor, leaving the women and children behind. Chris, the former leader of the Seven, is
sought out by Chico's wife Petra for help, and thus assembles a new Seven to come to the village's rescue once again.
Revenge is a 1971 UK crime thriller by Sidney Hayers. Starring Joan Collins, James Booth and Ray Barrett.
Cut by the BBFC for 1971 cinema release.
After returning home from the funeral of their youngest daughter, who was brutally raped and murdered, a family tries
desperately to put the tragedy behind them. After discovering that the man suspected of the crime has been released by police due to lack of evidence, and with the help of a friend whose daughter was also killed by the suspect, a plan is hatched to
"teach the guy a lesson". Unfortunately the plan is ill conceived and hastily executed with unexpected and disasterous results for all concerned.
UK: Presumably the cut UK cinema version was passed 18 for strong violence, revenge theme and references to paedophilia for:
Revenge in the House of Usher is a 1983 Spain / France horror by Jesús Franco. Starring Howard Vernon, Antonio Mayans and Lina Romay.
The original Director's Cut was not well received at film festivals. Franco
therefore reworked the film with new scenes. This version also flopped in Spanish cinemas. The distributors Eurocine stepped in to produce the final version that has been distributed ever since. It features new scenes and a significant rework to the
Dr. Alan Harker rides to the crumbling castle of his former university professor, Dr. Eric Usher, to find the old man caught in the grip of paranoia, his mind eroded
by his ongoing attempts to resurrect his comatose daughter Melissa with the blood of abducted women. As he nears inevitable death, Usher enters a twilight world that exists between life and death, where he is met by some unsavoury souls.
The Revenge of Frankenstein is a 1958 UK horror by Terence Fisher. With Peter Cushing, Francis Matthews and Eunice Gayson.
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release. Uncut on home video,
15 rated on VHS, but 12 rated on DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
Summary review: Very highly regarded
Baron Frankenstein escapes from the guillotine and goes to Germany. There, he names
himself Dr. Stein and plans to restart his experiments by using parts of dead bodies.
Cushing's performance as the obsessed doctor is magnificent. Francis Matthews as his impressionable assistant, and Michael Gwynn as the monster
are also good. Terence Fisher shows why he's Hammer's finest director.
Hammer films have a great style that is very easily to like and it makes for fun viewing. The film is very highly regarded.
The Revenge of the Blood Beast is a 1966 UK / Italy horror thriller by Michael Reeves (as Mike Reeves). Starring Barbara Steele, John Karlsen and Ian Ogilvy.
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1966 cinema release.
A young woman is driving alongside a lake. She has an accident and the car plunges into the water. Her body is
then possessed by the spirit of an 18th-century witch who was killed by local villagers, and is bent on avenging herself on them.
Revenge of the Living Dead Girls is a 1987 France horror by Pierre B Reinhard (as Peter B Harsone). Starring Cornélia Wilms, Kathryn Charly and Anthea Wyler.
Exists as a Horror Version and an Erotic Version. The latter was heavily cut by the BBFC for an 18 rated VHS in 1995. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
Promoted as France's first gore film, Revenge of the Living Dead Girls (La revanche des mortes-vivantes) is a consumate shocker of horror and sex that as grown into a legend as being one of the sickest and most perverse of zombie
US: The Erotic Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
Revenge of the Nerds is a 1984 USA comedy by Jeff Kanew. Starring Robert
Carradine, Anthony Edwards and Timothy Busfield.
Uncut and 18 rated for 1984 cinema release and the follow up VHS. The film was modified for 15 rated DVD in 2003 to remove a real phone number on a For Rent sign. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
When lovable nerds Gilbert and Lewis embark on their freshman year at Adams College, little do they realize the dangers that await them. They are beset by taunting from the jocks of
Alpha Beta fraternity, which only worsens when the jocks accidentally burn down their house and toss the freshmen out of the freshmen dorm. To make matters more problematic, Lewis develops a crush on pretty Betty Childs, popular sorority sister and
quarterback's girlfriend. Joined by the aptly named Booger and the violin-playing Poindexter, the nerds soon realize they must form their own fraternity in self-defense. Soon the tables are turned as the nerds employ high-tech warfare against the
jocks.... but can they really succeed and make a difference?
Revenge of the Ninja is a 1983 US action film by Sam Firstenberg. With Shô Kosugi, Keith Vitali and Virgil Frye.
The film was significantly cut by the BBFC for X rated 1983 cinema release and 18 rated 1986 VHS. The BBFC waived its cuts for 2011 DVD. In the US the R rated version is cut, but the Unrated Version is uncut.
Review: Lost Classic
An influential work that may be the pinnacle of the American ninja genre.
A legendary ninja Cho Osaki (Sho Kosugi) is forced to flee Japan when all of his
family bar his infant son and his Mother are mercilessly executed. Arriving in America Cho looks to establish a new life for his and his family and settle down. But when a string of mysterious murders point towards Cho his ninja identity is compromised
and he discovers that he is being hunted by a deadly enemy.
There are some great stunts from Sho who in one chase scene is hanging on to the back of a van and takes a nasty tumble to the climax of the film, the great
skyscraper roof-top duel with his American partner; this scene is probably responsible for a lot of fans claiming it to be the best Ninja film ever made.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence after the BBFC waived their cuts for:
UK: The cut US VHS was passed 18 after a
further 57s of BBFC cuts for:
1986 VCI VHS
From IMDb. The US VHS cut scenes include:
In the opening scene when Sho Kosugi's family is murdered, a ninja throws a star at his older son. As he falls, you see a close-up of the star stuck in his head.
When Sho Kosugi stabs Brayden in the stomach, blood spurts out for about a good
5-10 seconds before Sho slices his mask in half.
Towards the end, when Brayden (evil ninja) hears someone in the stairwell. In the cut version, all you see is Brayden open the door and throw a smoke bomb. The un-cut version has the scene
followed by Brayden slicing up both men, including cutting off one of their hands.
The last cut scene is when Brayden comes down through the ceiling and stabs two guards in the head with mini-spears.
The BBFC added their usual cuts at the time for martial arts weaponry:
Among the footage removed were all shots of throwing stars and nunchakus,
plus additional cuts to kicks and blows
a deleted blowpipe scene
a deleted fight in the gymnasium.
From the running time it appears that the final result is similar to the cinema version as cut just by the BBFC.
The Revengers is a 1972 USA / Mexico western by Daniel Mann. Starring William Holden, Ernest Borgnine and Woody Strode.
BBFC category cuts were required for an AA rated 1972 cinema release. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.
The life of peaceful rancher John Benedict (William Holden)
is torn apart when his family is massacred by a gang of marauding outlaws and his farm is destroyed. He assembles a team of mean, lawless convicts to act as his posse as he pursues the gang responsible for the deaths of his loved ones.
The Theatrical Version was a notable flop and has been 'revisited' by the director. Hugh Hudson excised 10 minutes of footage and added a voice over by Al Pacino
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 12 uncut for:
2012 BFI [Theatrical + Director's Cut] Dual Format RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD
at UK Amazon
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed PG uncut for:
1986 Warner VHS
1985 cinema release
The Rhythm Section
The Rhythm Section is a 2020 UK action mystery thriller by Reed Morano. Starring Blake Lively, Sterling K Brown and Jude Law.
Passed 15 uncut for cinema release in 2019. A month later it was
resubmitted in a slighter shorter version with the same rating and advice. MPAA R rated in the US but it is not known which version was submitted.
Blake Lively stars
as Stephanie Patrick, an ordinary woman on a path of self-destruction after her family is tragically killed in a plane crash. When Stephanie discovers that the crash was not an accident, she enters a dark, complex world to seek revenge on those
responsible and find her own redemption. Based on the novel by Mark Burnell, from director Reed Morano ("The Handmaid's Tale") and the producers of the James Bond film series, The Rhythm Section also stars Jude Law and Sterling K. Brown.
UK: A shorter re-edited version was passed 15 for strong language, violence, brief drug misuse:
2020 cinema release
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, violence, brief drug misuse:
is Ricco, a pretty boy with a blonde fringe fresh out of prison who sets out to avenge the death of his father, who was murdered 2 years ago in by his competitor in the Italian mafia underworld, Don Vito. As if that wasn't enough, slick Don Vito even
stole his girl-friend.
Don Vito is a slick Italian mafia boss type with a moustache. He owns a soap factory, says stuff like don't you know by now I hate soap... and men that sweat and turns his own men into it when
they fail him. If you sleep with his sultry girl-friend you get castrated in graphic detail, fed your own penis then you're thrown in a tank full of acid (that's how he turns people into soap).
Now for the sleaze. It comes
in the form of the drop dead gorgeous Euro babes Barbara Bouchet and Malisa Longo. We get get close ups of Bouchet's ass and breasts while she walks, she has a striptease scene on the hood of a car, she's lucky enough to bed Ricco and is her all around
cute self. Longo in the role of Don Vito's girlfriend spends most of the movie scantily clad and seduces Don Vito's underling in a very sexy scene.
The first half of the movie is so delightfully cheesy that I kept
wondering where's Joe Bob Briggs when you need him. The second one is more gritty and sadistic with a graphic castration scene and lots of gunplay. The sleaze has a steady presence throughout and so does the silly dialogue.
Ricco is by no means a profound crime drama but it's entertaining and schlocky enough to warrant a viewing or two. Fans of 70's Italian crime b-movies will lap it up and ask for more.
Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
1974 cinema release
The BBFC noted the submitted running time as 93:03s = 89:20s PAL
Ricochet is a 1991 US action film by Russell Mulcahy. With Denzel Washington, John Lithgow and Ice-T.
Cut by the BBFC for cinema and VHS, but less cut on DVD. Uncut in the US
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
2005 HBO Studios R1 DVD
UK: Passed 18 after 4s of BBFC cuts with the butterfly knife cuts waived for:
2007 Optimum R2 DVD
The BBFC commented:
Compulsory cut required to shot of magazine cover showing indecent images of children
UK: Passed 18 after 5s off BBFC cuts for:
2004 Cinema Club R2 DVD
1992 First Independent VHS
1992 cinema release
The cuts were:
Deleted shot of magazine cover showing indecent images of children
Two shots were cut from the finale of this violent action thriller, in order to remove the presence of the "dreaded" butterfly knife. The cut occurs during the
tower fight between Denzel Washington and John Lithgow. The missing shots are as follows - Washington punching Lithgow in the face; and Lithgow pulling out the weapon from his shoe and briefly twirling it.
Riddick is a 2013 USA/UK action Sci-Fi thriller by David Twohy. With Vin Diesel, Karl Urban and Katee Sackhoff.
Exists in a Theatrical Version and a Director's Cut
Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, RIDDICK (Vin Diesel) fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before. Soon bounty hunters from
throughout the galaxy descend on Riddick only to find themselves pawns in his greater scheme for revenge. With his enemies right where he wants them, Riddick unleashes a vicious attack of vengeance...
UK: The Director's Cut was passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence and strong language for:
2014 Entertainment One [Theatrical + Extended ] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 13th January 2014
See article from collider.com . Director David Twohy explained that the extra
material in the director's cut adds details to advance the background of the mythology on Riddick's planet.
Ride the High Country is a 1962 USA western by Sam Peckinpah. Starring Joel McCrea, Randolph Scott and Mariette Hartley.
BBFC cuts were required for an A rated 1962 cinema release. Uncut and PG
rated for 1996 VHS. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
Aging ex-marshal Steve Judd is hired by a bank to transport a gold shipment through dangerous territory. He hires an old partner,
Gil Westrum, and his young protege Heck to assist him. Steve doesn't know, however, that Gil and Heck plan to steal the gold, with or without Steve's help. On the trail, the three get involved in a young woman's desire to escape first from her father,
then from her fiance and his dangerously psychotic brothers.
Rider on the Rain is a 1970 France / Italy crime mystery thriller by René Clément. Starring Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland and Marlène Jobert.
BBFC category cuts were required for an 'AA' rated cinema release in 1970.
Home video releases in French and English language versions have all been 18 uncut. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.
A beautiful young woman in the South of France
is raped by a mysterious masked assailant. She shoots him dead soon afterwards and dumps his corpse in the sea. Soon an American investigator turns up who seems to know what she has done.
French Language Version
UK: The French Language Version was
passed 18 uncut for strong sexual violence:
This John Wayne film was re-released in 2004 by Delta Music. The video had increased running time but suffered BBFC cuts with the following statement:
Compulsory cut required to sight of horse being ridden off cliff .
The same scene was cut from the Classic video release of 2005 (5s) and the WHE International Release of 2006 (4s)
The Cinema release and video versions from 1986
to the Cinema Club release of 2003 were all uncut
Blizzard of Souls
The Rifleman is a 2019 Latvia war historical drama by Dzintars Dreibergs. Starring Oto Brantevics, Raimonds Celms and Martins Vilsons.
Exists as a Theatrical Version and an extended Director's Cut. Both were
15 rated by the BBFC.
The love story of the sixteen-year-old Arturs gets interrupted by the First World War. After losing his mother and his home, he finds some
consolation in joining the army, because this is the first time the Russian Empire permits national battalions. However, war is nothing like Arturs imagined - no glory, no fairness. It is brutal and painful. Arturs is now completely alone as the war
takes the lives of his father and brother. Also, no progress is made in the promised quick resolution of the war and timely return home. Within the notion that only he alone cares about returning home and that his homeland is just a playground for other
nations, Arturs finds strength for the final battle and eventually returns home to start everything from scratch, just like his newly born country.
UK: The Director's Cut was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, injury detail:
2020 cinema release
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, injury detail:
Despite the fact that this is just yet
another mindless kung-fu action movie, isn't that part of the culture of the late 80s early 90s? It is a snapshot of American culture and dreams in that time era. The movie centers around two kick boxing gangs, what more do you want? Cheesy plot outline,
mindless action that makes you wish you could fight like that, and a predictable ending with a cool training sequence. All of the ingredients that made us love movies like Rocky .
I think movie goers should lighten
up and enjoy these kind of films more. Even though they aren't through provoking, not every movie can be, it still entertains you if you have a light heart going in.
Ring of Spies is a 1964 UK drama by Robert Tronson. Starring Bernard Lee, William Sylvester and Margaret Tyzack.
Cut by the BBFC for 1964 cinema release. Probably the same version
released on 2014 DVD.
There have always been spies men and women who have pried for patriotism, for religion, for love... or for money. This intriguing drama is based on the
true story of the Portland spy ring an unlikely Soviet operation active in southern England from the late 1950s until January 1961 when the core members were arrested. Directed by TV drama veteran Robert Tronson, Ring of Spies stars
Bernard Lee (best known as Ian Fleming s M ) William Sylvester, Thorley Walters and BAFTA winners Margaret Tyzack and David Kossoff. It is presented here in a brand-new digital transfer.
An antiquarian bookseller and his wife; a disgruntled,
hard-drinking naval clerk and the lonely secretary he recruits; a polished Soviet agent who assumes the identity of a dead Canadian citizen: the players in a familiar Cold War story of hidden cameras, dead-letter drops and a long-range radio calling
Moscow Central. A duel between Soviet intelligence and British counter-espionage, and a trade in deadly secrets directed from a bungalow in suburban Ruislip, hidden for years from unsuspecting neighbours and British spycatchers...
UK: Presumably the UK cinema
version was passed PG for mild bad language without further BBFC cuts for:
The Ring Two is a 2005 USA horror mystery by Hideo Nakata. Starring Naomi Watts, David Dorfman and Sissy Spacek.
The Theatrical Version was cut in the US for an MPAA PG-13 rating. This
version was released in the UK for cinema and DVD with a 15 rating. There is also a US uncut MPAA Unrated version.
A high school student named Jake tries to make his girlfriend Emily
watch a cursed tape. But then Jake finds out that Emily covered her eyes and didn't watch the tape, and then Jake is killed by Samara Morgan (from the first The Ring movie). Rachel Keller learns of Jake's death and finds his twisted body in the back of
an ambulance. Rachel then realizes she once again has to save her son Aidan from Samara the evil ghost child.
Rings of Fear is a 1978 Italy/West Germany/Spain mystery thriller by Alberto Negrin. With Fabio Testi, Christine Kaufmann and Ivan Desny.
Cut by the BBFC for cinema and VHS. The pre-cert video was uncut though. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US
A detective investigating the murder of a teenage girl
begins to focus his suspicions on the three girlfriends of the victim, who call themselves "The Inseparables."
This rather obscure giallo is relatively tame in terms of gore, but still retains a sense of creepiness. Add
some high-grade nudity from some VERY beautiful actresses, a bizarre method of interrogation (choking the suspect while on a wild roller-coaster ride!), and a perfectly functional Fabio Testi performance in the lead and you have an uneven but creepy
UK: Released uncut for pre-cert video:
1983 Video Shack VHS titled Rings of Fear
1983 VFP VHS titled Rings of Fear
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
2018 Scorpion Releasing (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon titled Red Rings of Fear
The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer is a 1970 UK comedy by Kevin Billington. Starring Ann Beach, Desmond Walter-Ellis and Peter Cook.
BBFC category cuts were required for an 'AA' rated cinema release in 1970.
Uncut and 15 rated for DVD in 2007. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Fresh-faced young Michael Rimmer worms his way into an opinion poll company and is soon running the place. He uses
this as a springboard to get into politics, and in the mini-skirted flared-trousered world of 1970 Britain starts to rise through the Tory ranks.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for sexualised nudity and strong sex references with previous BBFC cuts waived
Rise of the Footsoldier is a 2007 UK crime action biography drama by Julian
Gilbey. With Ricci Harnett, Terry Stone and Craig Fairbrass.
Uncut by film censors. Exists as an Original Version and an Extreme Extended Version.
Rise of the Footsoldier follows the inexorable rise of Carlton Leach from one of the
most feared generals of the football terraces to becoming a member of a notorious gang of criminals who rampaged their way through London and Essex in the late eighties and early nineties. It is three decades of his life following him from football
hooliganism, through to his burgeoning career as a bouncer, his involvement in the criminal aspects of the early rave scene and subsequently to his rise to power as one of the most feared and respected criminals in the country.
UK: The Extreme Extended Version was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, sex, hard drug use & very strong language for:
UK Studio Canal Limited Edition Steelbook RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK
Rising Damp is a 1980 UK comedy by Joseph McGrath (as Joe McGrath). Starring Leonard Rossiter, Frances de la Tour and Don Warrington.
Cut by the BBFC for an A rated 1979 cinema release. The same version was later released with a PG rating on VHS and DVD.
Stingy English landlord Rigsby manages to
scam his lodgers Cooper, an arts student, and Philip, an African jock, making both pay for a room they must share. However Rigsby's favorite lodger, miss Jones, now flirts with both boys rather then the old goat, despite his pitiful attempts to be
generous. Crossed by her still overprotective dad, she actually prefers an affair with slick veteran Seymour, who is really only interested in her money.
UK: The cut
cinema version was passed PG without further BBFC cuts for:
Rising Damp: Stand Up and Be Counted is an episode of a 1975 UK TV
comedy by Ronnie Baxter. With Leonard Rossiter, Richard Beckinsale and Frances de la Tour.
It's election time and true
blue Rigsby will be voting Conservative whilst the boys are flying the flag for Labour. Ruth is a floating voter. All three candidates visit the house, Rigsby antagonizing the Labour man by suggesting that he is a homosexual with a Filipino house-boy
whilst Ruth scares off the Liberal hopeful by making advances at him. Finally the Conservative candidate comes in and, after his dog has fouled the carpet, he tells Rigsby he plans to knock his house down.
UK: A pre-cut version was passed PG uncut for mild sex references for:
This episode was first broadcast on 17th January 1975. It featured a dishonest Labour Party political candidate called Pendry. Labour MP Tom Pendry successfully sued Yorkshire TV for libel and the
original broadcast taped was apparently wiped. The episode survives as a NTSC-format tape returned from Canada. For repeat showings and DVD release, Pendry's name on election banners has been electronically blurred out and the credits remade to rename
the character as Labour Candidate .