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Shaandaar

Naanum Rowdydhaan is a 2015 romance by Vignesh Shivan.
Starring Vijay Sethupathi, Nayantara and Parthiban. BBFC link

BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated 2015 cinema releas

Versions

BBFC cut
category cuts
1:02s
cut: 1:02s
run: 141:43s
pal: 136:03s
12AShaandaar is a 2015 musical comedy romance by Vikas Bahl.
Starring Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Kumud Pant. BBFC link

UK: Passed 12A for moderate sex references, comic threat, rude gestures after 1:02s of BBFC category cuts for:

  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Distributor chose to remove drug use and references in order to achieve a 12A classification (in this instance, verbal and visual detail indicating pleasure in drug use). A 15 without cuts was available.
The Shadow of the Cat

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Shadow Warriors is a 1995 USA action Sci-Fi thriller by Lamar Card.
Starring Terry O'Quinn, Timothy Patrick Cavanaugh and Evan Lurie. IMDb

Heavily cut for a US MPAA R rating. Not released in the UK.

Summary Notes

It began as an experiment. The ultimate bodyguard - half man, half machine - programmed to do anything. Anything! Global Cybernetics, Inc. is making technological history. They can create a bio-mechanical, plasma-driven, Techno-Sapien - the best security system money can buy. But building one requires a human corpse. And when GCI's bodyguard, Taylor is mysteriously gunned down, he becomes the company's 7.4 million dollar prototype, the "TS-4." At the "TS-4's" unveiling, worldwide demand is immediate. Driven by greed, company chairman, Dr. Connors secretly programs a new model to hunt down other superior humans for Techno-Sapien mass production. His sinister plan is revealed when Security Council head, Barkeley, discovers a missing and dead, well-known athlete in an activation unit. Chairman Connors frantically sends his Techno-Sapien on a killing spree to destroy the entire company. Barkeley and top programmer, Natalie, team up with the "TS-4" to find and terminate the doctor's ...

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
Germany flag   Germany: Uncut
cut
shortened
11:02s
MPAA R  US: Shortened by 11:02s and then released with an MPAA R rating

See pictorial cuts from movie-censorship.com

Shadowboxin'

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Versions

3s 1888:01s 1998 release by Joseph King
 

Shadowman

  • L'homme Sans Visage
Nuits rouges is a 1974 France / Italy crime mystery by Georges Franju.
Starring Gayle Hunnicutt, Jacques Champreux and Josephine Chaplin. BBFC link IMDb
The 'A" rated UK cinema release in 1974 was shorter than French and German versions but the reason is not yet clear.
Shadows in an Empty Room

Shadows in an Empty Room is a 1976 Italy / Canada / Panama crime mystery thriller by Alberto De Martino (as Martin Herbert).

See Blazing Magnum
 

Shadows of Fiendish Ancestress and Occasionally Parajanov on Durian Cialis

Shadows of Fiendish Ancestress and Occasionally Parajanov on Durian Cialis is a 2017 Singapore / Japan / Philippines romance by Tze Chuan Chew.

See Banned Cinema Films: Shadows of Fiendish Ancestress

See Banned International: Shadows of Fiendish Ancestress
 

Shaft in Africa

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  • O Shaft htypa stin Afriki
Shaft in Africa is a 1973 USA action crime adventure by John Guillermin.
Starring Richard Roundtree, Frank Finlay and Vonetta McGee. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1972 cinema release. Uncut on home video. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

John Shaft is persuaded by threats of physical force, the promise of money, and the lure of a pretty tutor, to assume the identity of a native-speaking itinerant worker in Africa. His job is to help break a racket that is smuggling immigrants into Europe then exploiting them. But the villains have heard that he is on his way.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 112:09s
pal: 107:40s
18

MPAA R

UK: Passed 18 uncut for: US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
cut:  
run:  
pal:  
sub: 112:16s
XUK: Passed X (18) after compulsory cuts for:
  • 1973 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were for violence and references to female genital mutilation.

The Shaming

The Shaming is a 1979 USA drama by Marvin J Chomsky

See Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff

The Shanghai Thirteen

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  • The Shanghai 13
Shanghai 13 is a 1984 Taiwan / Hong Kong action film by Cheh Chang.
Starring Kuan Tai Chen, Sheng Chiang and Feng Lu. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1987 VHS. Uncut for 15 rated 2015 DVD.

Promotional Material

During the Sino-Japanese war, a Chinese patriot steals damning evidence that exposes traitorous intentions within the government. Planning to bring the evidence from Shanghai to Hong Kong and break it to the public he becomes an assassination target.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
1585:03s

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, injury detail after previous BBFC cuts waived:
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
9s
18 86:21s

submitted
86:24s
UK: Passed 18 after 9s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1987 Ocean Shores VHS titled Shanghai 13
Shaolin

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Shaolin is a 2011 Hong Kong/China action film by Benny Chan.
With Andy Lau, Nicholas Tse and Bingbing Fan. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for horse trips

Versions

BBFC cut
7s
15 cert125:45s UK: Passed 15 after 7s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2011 UK Showbox/Cine-Asia R2 DVD

The BBFC commented:

  • Cuts were required to remove scenes of animal cruelty, in this case horses being tripped and made to fall dangerously. 

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

Shaolin Chamber of Death

1976 Hong Kong action film by Chi-Hwa Chen.

see Shaolin Wooden Men
 

Shaolin Drunk Fighter

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  • Royal Monks

Versions

1:42s 15 cert85:15s 1986 Hong Kong martial arts film by Win Pao Tou (Film 2000)

The BBFC cut the 1986 VPD video and the cuts carried through to the 2003 Film 2000 DVD.

Shaolin Invincible Sticks

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  • Fists of Shaolin
  • Gwan Wong

Versions

5:34s 1883:06s 1978 Taiwan/Hong Kong martial arts film by Tso Nam Lee.
With Gai Lung Chang, Yi Chang and Ching Cheng. IMDb

Passed 18 after 5:34s cuts for:

  • 2003 DVD.com/Vengeance/Showbox R2 DVD
  • 1986 VPS VHS as Fists of Shaolin

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Massive cuts in 1986 as the BBFC totally banned the chain sticks of the title. The BBFC had relented on their chain sticks ban by 2003 but the previously cut version was re-submitted. One of the fight scenes ended up as a DVD extra though. See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

Review from US Amazon : White-haired villain

Watch closely as this white-haired villain goes from school to school challenging and destroying anyone who knows stick fighting. This guy is really good with his stick/pole and it's very difficult for others to beat him. What is kind of bizarre about this one is that anyone who knows stick fighting is his enemy. I like this flick so much that I transferred it to my PDA and watch it sometimes at work. Some of the stick fighting scenes will have you seriously cracking up. You will surely play a few of these scenes over and over again!

The plot keeps you awake throughout! Definitely in my top 5%. You wont go wrong with this one at all.

Shaolin Soccer

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  • Siu lam juk kau
  • Shao lin zu qiu
Shaolin Soccer is a 2001 Hong Kong / China action comedy by Stephen Chow.
Starring Stephen Chow, Wei Zhao and Yat-Fei Wong. Youtube linkBBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

After a fateful mistake costing his career, an ex-soccer player bum meets a shaolin kung fu student trying to spread the word of kung fu. The ex-soccer player helps reconcile with his five brothers, and teaches them soccer, adding shaolin kung fu as a twist.

Versions

uncut
uncut
12 cert105:10s UK: The Director's Cut was passed 12 uncut for:
  • 2009 Studiocanal [Director's Cut + International Version] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2005 Studiocanal [Director's Cut + International Version] R2 DVD at UK Amazon
cut
cut
Hong Kong flag   Hong Kong: There is also a Hong Kong Theatrical Version missing 2 scenes compared to the Director's Cut. See article from movie-censorship.com
BBFC uncut

cut
cut

12 cert85:35s UK: The shortened International Version was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2009 Studiocanal [Director's Cut + International Version] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2005 Studiocanal [Director's Cut + International Version] R2 DVD at UK Amazon

The International Version has been shortened with cuts to the plot and cuts to scenes of minor violence. From IMDb:

  • The opening titles have been deleted. Replaced by main title over generic "Asian" background.
  • The opening B&W bribery scene between Golden Leg and Hung has been deleted.
  • A musical sequence with Sing and the gang outside of Mui's sweet roll shop has been reinstated.
  • Dialog has been removed between Sing and Iron Head during the club scenes, and the song they perform is in a major key, rather than the original minor key.
  • Also gone are some of the bottle-to-head smashes on Iron Head.
  • The vomit and fart gags have been deleted from Sing's first soccer attack in the streets.
  • All the initial meetings with the Brothers have been shortened.
  • Dialog is often without the meaning the original version contained.
  • Sing's apartment scene is deleted.
  • Golf course scene between Hung and Golden Leg has been cut out.
  • The final soccer match has a variety of cuts in it, mostly to take out the more extreme visuals featuring blood and violence.
  • A cover version of "Kung Fu Fighting" is used over the last scene of the film and the end credits, removing the score entirely.
  • References to Team Evil's use of illegal American drugs have been replaced with references to "training."
The Shaolin Temple

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  • Shao Lin si
  • Death Chamber

Versions

BBFC uncut1891:32s 1986 Hong Kong action film by Cheh Chang.
With Sheng Fu, Kuan-Chun Chi and Lung Ti. IMDb

A short version was passed 18 without cuts for:

  • 1986 Eastern Heroes VHS
8s 1894:33s Passed 18 with 8s cuts for:
  • 1986 Video Pacific VHS
cut X cert98:57s
=95:00s
Passed X with BBFC cuts for:
  • 1982 cinema release
Shaolin Wooden Men

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  • Shao Lin mu ren xiang
  • Shaolin Chamber of Death
Shaolin Wooden Men is a 1976 Hong Kong action film by Chi-Hwa Chen.
With  Jackie Chan, Kam Chiang and Jang Lee Hwang. BBFC link IMDb

Exists in 2 basic versions, full length and a shortened US Version, which was once further cut by the BBFC.

Full Length Version

uncut
uncut
run: 107:23s
pal: 103:05s
15 cert

MPAA PG-13

UK: The full length version was passed 15 uncut for strong martial arts violence:
  • 2020 88 Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2007 Contender/Hong Kong Legends R2 DVD via UK Amazon
  • 1986 Squarecape VHS titled Shaolin Chamber of Death

US: Uncut and PG-13 rated for:

Shortened US/French Version

BBFC uncut

cut
shortened

cut:  
run: 97:49s
pal: 93:54s
15 certUK: The shortened US version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2002 Eastern Heroes R2 DVD titled Shaolin Chamber of Death

See article from dvdcompare.net .

The US version was shortened by 9 min 37 secs. Film starts off with a shot taken from the credits with a wooden man in the background and Shaolin Wooden Men is displayed in English. We now see the film begin from the monks walk towards the camera, everything before this including the opening sequence is missing -- possibly cut due to the condition of the English dub.

See version details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC cut
cut
cut: 29s
run: 96:23s
pal: 92:32s

cut
shortened

15 certUK: The shortened US version was passed 15 after 29s of further BBFC cuts for:
  • 1998 Paradox/Kiseki VHS titled Shaolin Wooden Men

The BBFC cuts were:

  • To remove the use of chain sticks
Shareek

Shareek is a 2015 musical music drama by Navaniat Singh.
Starring Jimmy Shergill, Mahie Gill and Mukul Dev. BBFC link

BBFC category cuts were required for a 2015 12A rated cinema release

Versions

BBFC cut
category cuts
2:44s
12A 136:41s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence after 2:44s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • The company chose to reduce scenes of strong violence (removing sight of injury detail and blood spurts as characters are shot, stabbed and crushed) in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available to the company.
Sharknado 2: The Second One

Sharknado 2: The Second One is a 2014 USA Sci-Fi horror thriller by Anthony C Ferrante.

The Extended Version noted on the cover seems to be in comparison with the TV Version. Presumably the Extended Version is in fact the standard version for home video.

Sharky's Machine

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Sharky's Machine is a 1981 USA action crime thriller by Burt Reynolds.
Starring Burt Reynolds, Rachel Ward and Vittorio Gassman. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for cinema and home video. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

Tom Sharky is a narcotics cop in Atlanta who's demoted to vice after a botched bust. In the depths of this lowly division, while investigating a high-dollar prostitution ring, Sharky stumbles across a mob murder with government ties, and responds by assembling his downtrodden fellow investigators (Sharky's "machine") to find the leaders and bring them to justice before they kill off all his partners and witnesses, including Sharky himself.

Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA R ~122;00s
=~117:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:
BBFC cut
9s
18

X cert

116:30s UK: Passed 18 after 9s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1986 Warner VHS

UK: Passed X (18) after 9s of BBFC cuts for:

  • 1982 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • Footage of two assassins killing an informant using nunchucks has been removed.
  • Some sights of the weapons has been left in along with the use of a butterfly knife. In particularly a butterfly knife was shown being given a twirl before a finger severing. This submission predated the BBFC policy to cut all sights of such weapons.

Saying that, Lee reports:

In the UK video you can see the nunchucks in a few scenes plus the use of a butterfly knife left intact

Shatter

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  • Call Him Mr. Shatter
Shatter is a 1974 UK / Hong Kong action drama by Michael Carreras and Monte Hellman (uncredited).
Starring Stuart Whitman, Lung Ti and Lily Li. BBFC link IMDb

A co-production between Hammer and the Hong Kong Shaw Brothers was cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1975.  A uncut version is set for 2020 Blu-ray.

Summary Notes

Shatter, an international hitman, is hiding out in Hong Kong after he has completed a contract out on an African leader. Shatter soon finds out that everyone wants him dead, including the crime syndicate, the cops and the brother of the African leader he killed. Shatter teams up with a kung fu expert to try to get the money that is owed to him. Various double crosses and fight scenes ensue.

Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA RUS: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
cut
X 1970UK: Passed X (18) after compulsory BBFC cuts:
  • 1975 cinema release
From IMDb.

The U.S Anchor Bay DVD featured the UK cinema print which was cut to remove a hook impaling and a man being shot and spitting blood during the dock fight.

 

Shatter Dead

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Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
84:00s
=~80:00s
Shatter Dead is a 1994 US horror film by Scooter McCrae.
With Stark Raven, Flora Fauna and Daniel 'Smalls' Johnson. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Summary Review: Not Good

Depressing tale about a world of the undead and a woman's trek to get home to her boyfriend's house.

The story is about a girl trying to get back to her apartment, that's it. There was some crappy gore and a xxx scene involving the female lead, her boyfriend and a pistol (a pellet handgun in reality). I threw away the DVD, just as I threw away my money when I bought it.

BBFC
40s
1881:11s UK: Passed 18 after 40s of BBFC cuts for very strong language and bloody violence for:
  • 2005 Odeon R2 DVD

The BBFC commented:

  • Cuts required to remove the sight of vaginal penetration with a hand gun
BBFC
26s
1881:23s UK: Passed 18 after 26s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1996 Visionary VHS

The BBFC cuts were:

  • Cuts have been made to a sex scene where a girl is explicitly penetrated with a gun barrel
She

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She is a 1984 Italy action Sci-Fi fantasy by Avi Nesher.
Starring Sandahl Bergman, David Goss and Quin Kessler. BBFC linkBBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for a 18 rated cinema release in 1984. The film was released on 18 rated VHS the next year but it is not clear whether the cut version was used for video release. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in teh US

Summary Notes

In a backward post-apocalyptic world, She aids two brothers' quest to rescue their kidnapped sister. Along the way, they battle orgiastic werewolves, a psychic communist, a tutu-wearing giant, a mad scientist, and gladiators before standing against the odds to defeat the evil Norks.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 106m
pal: 102m
MPAA UnratedUS: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 104:27s
pal: 100:16s
18 1980

pre-cert VHS

UK: Passed 18 uncut: UK: Released on pre-cert video for
  • 1985 CBS/Fox VHS

It is not clear whether these UK release are the cut cinema version or not. The BBFC seems t o have created 2 database entries and no linked them together

BBFC cut
cut
cut: 17s
run: 104:14s
pal: 100:04s
18 1980UK: Passed 18 after 17s of compulsory BBFC cuts:
  • 1985 cinema release
She Killed in Ecstasy

She Killed in Ecstasy is a 1971 West Germany / Spain horror by Jesús Franco (as Frank Hollmann).

Always uncut. It is noted that the US version is 3 minutes longer than previous German releases but maybe this is just the PAL speed up.
Sheba, Baby

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  • Sheba Baby
  • 'Sheba, Baby'
Sheba, Baby is a 1975 USA action crime thriller by William Girdler.
Starring Pam Grier, Austin Stoker and D'Urville Martin. Youtube linkBBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for AA 1975 rated cinema release. Uncut for 15 rated 2016 Blu-ray/DVD. Unuct and MPAA PG rated in the US.

Summary Notes

Sheba Shayne (Pam Grier) returns to her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky to help her father. A proud businessman, he refuses to be intimidated by thugs attempting to run him out of business. While Sheba looks for the men (and the organization) supporting the thugs, she also finds a sinister motive behind their actions. Sheba's former flame Brick (Austin Stoker) adds some muscle to her mission.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
15

MPAA PG
MPAA

89:46s

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, racist language for:

US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:

BBFC cut
category cuts
AA submitted
89:25s
=85:50s
UK: Passed AA (14) after category cuts for:
  • 1975 cinema release titled Sheba Baby
Sheena

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  • Sheena, reina de la selva
Sheena is a 1984 UK / USA fantasy adventure by John Guillermin.
Starring Tanya Roberts, Ted Wass and Donovan Scott. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for a PG rated cinema release in 1983. The cut were reversed for a 15 rated VHS release in 1986 but the BBFC still required a cut for a horse trip. Uncut and PG rated in the US.

Summary Notes

Sheena's white parents are killed while on Safari. She is raised by the mystical witch woman of an African tribe. When her foster mother is framed for the murder of a political leader, Sheena and a newsman, Vic Casey are forced to flee while pursued by the mercenaries hired by the real killer, who hopes to assume power. Sheena's ability to talk to the animals and knowledge of jungle lore give them a chance against the high tech weapons of the mercenaries.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 116:21s
pal: 111:42s
MPAA PGUS: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
BBFC cut
cut
cut: 0s
run: 116:12s
pal: 111:33s
sub: 111:32s
15UK: Passed 15 after BBFC category cuts:
  • 1986 RCA/Columbia Pictures VHS

From IMDb:

The video release restored the cinema cuts but lost a compulsory BBFC cut to a shot of a zebra being tripped over.
BBFC cut
category cuts
cut: 14s
run: 115:22s
pal: 110:45s
sub: 111:32s
PGUK: Passed PG after 14s of BBFC category cuts:
  • 1984 cinema release

From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were:

  • 14 seconds were cut from the original theatrical release to edit the stabbing of a man's throat with a spear and
  • a shot of a man on fire.

 

She'll Follow You Anywhere

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  • Passion Potion

Versions

BBFC uncut15 cert 95:51s 1971 UK comedy by David C Rea
With Keith Barron, Kenneth Cope and Hilary Pritchard. IMDb

Not cuts to the 2007 Redemption DVD. The running times suggests that this release is uncut.

cut X cert  The BBFC cut the 1971 cinema release.

The submitted running time was notes as 95:31s

She'll Have To Go

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  • Maid for Murder
  • She'll Have to Go
She'll Have To Go is a 1962 UK comedy by Robert Asher.
Starring Bob Monkhouse, Alfred Marks and Hattie Jacques. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts required for a 1962 cinema release. Probably the same cut version has been released ever since

Summary Notes

Brothers Francis and Douglas Oberon, find themselves cut off from the family fortune by their late grandmother's will. Their distant cousin (once removed), maidservant Antoinette "Toni" Oberon, is the benefactor of the entire estate fortune and is arriving to view her new property. Facing being homeless, broke, and actually working for a living, the boys devise a plot to either marry Toni (and share the fortune), or kill her off and claim the estate for themselves.

Versions

BBFC cut
category cuts
PG

U pre 1970

86:28s

cinema
submitted
89:33s
=85:58s

UK: Probably the cut cinema version was passed PG uncut for mild bad language, sexual innuendo, comic violence for: UK: Passed U after category cuts for:
  • 1970 cinema release
Shelley

Shelley is a 2016 Denmark / Sweden horror drama by Ali Abbasi.
Starring Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Cosmina Stratan and Björn Andrésen. BBFC link IMDb

Not cut by the BBFC cut the film raised issues. The BBFC commented:

Shelley, is a Danish horror film about a couple who are unable to have children and ask their maid to act as a surrogate. The Board viewed a scene in which the husband uses his fist to penetrate his wife. The scene depicts a consensual sex act within a dramatic work. It is darkly lit and the fisting is achieved using special effects.

The Board considered the distinction between sex works whose primary purpose is to sexually arouse and works which contain strong sex scenes as part of a wider narrative. Shelley is an example of the latter and the Board considered that in this context, fisting would not be considered contrary to the Obscene Publications Act and therefore an 18 uncut rating was appropriate.

The Sheriff and the Satellite Kid

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  • Uno sceriffo extraterrestre - poco extra e molto terrestre

Versions

BBFC
5s
PG cert89:00s 1979 Italy comedy by Sci-Fi by Michele Lupo.
With Bud Spencer, Raimund Harmstorf and Cary Guffey. IMDb

Passed PG after 5s of BBFC cuts for category for:

  • 1988 Medusa VHS
She's Funny That Way

She's Funny That Way is a 2014 USA comedy drama by Peter Bogdanovich.

Originally rated R for some language. However the producers weren't impressed and immediately surrendered the R rating. So the film is unrated as of 1/8/15.
She's Too Hot to Handle

She's Too Hot to Handle is a 1977 US/Philippines action drama by Don Schain with Cheri Caffaro, Aharon Ipalé and Vic Diaz.

See Too Hot to Handle

The Shield: Season 3 Episode 5: Mum

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Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
  2004 TV police show by Nick Gomez. With Michael Chiklis, Catherine Dent and Walton Goggins . IMDb

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

pre-cut
24s
15 cert42:37s The cut TV Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2007 Sony R2 DVD

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com :

  • Vic attacking Armadillo with a book has been shorn of 2 sequences
  • Vic pushing Armadillo's face onto a cooker hot ring has lost 2 painful closeups
The Shield: Season 2 Episode 2: Dead Soldiers

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Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
45:04s
=43:16s
2002 TV police show by John Badham.
With Michael Chiklis, Catherine Dent and Walton Goggins . IMDb

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

pre-cut
18s
15 cert42:55s The cut TV Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2004 Columbia/TriStar R2 DVD

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com :

  • Vic attacking Armadillo with a book has been shorn of 2 sequences
  • Vic pushing Armadillo's face onto a cooker hot ring has lost 2 painful closeups
The Shield: Season 2 Episode 3: Partners

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Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
45:20s
=43:31s
2002 TV police show by Guy Ferland. With Michael Chiklis, Catherine Dent and Walton Goggins . IMDb

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

pre-cut
11s
15 cert43:20s The cut TV Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2004 Columbia/TriStar R2 DVD

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com :

  • 3 sequences removed from Shane assaulting Frau on the bed
Shifty

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Versions

cut 15 cert85:22s 2008 UK thriller by Eran Creevy

The BBFC cut the 2009 cinema release and 2009 DVD/Blu-ray: Distributor chose to remove some aggressive and directed uses of very strong language ('cunt') in order to achieve a '15' classification. An '18' uncut was available to the distributor.

The BBFC explained further:

Shifty is an urban thriller set in the outskirts of London. After an absence of four years a young man returns to the area in which he was raised. He is alarmed to discover that his best friend has become a drug dealer. The film was passed 15 for very strong language and hard drug use.

The BBFC Guidelines at 15 state that there may be frequent use of strong language (e.g. fuck') but the strongest terms (e.g. 'cunt') will be acceptable only where justified by context. The former term is used extensively throughout the film and the latter on four occasions. The four uses of very strong language were considered to be contextually justified and allowable at '15 in this case.

The Guidelines at 15 also allow drug taking to be shown but the film as a whole must not promote or encourage drug misuse. This film includes many scenes of hard drug use and we see characters snorting cocaine and smoking crack pipes. There is also see a scene of implied heroin injection and several instances of reefer smoking. However, all the drug users in the film are depicted as wastrels and the dangers of using Class A drugs are clearly spelt out.

Shifty also includes infrequent scenes of violence. These fall fairly and squarely within 15 classification category parameters, in which violence may be strong but may not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury.

Shiner

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  • King Swanny
Shiner is a 2000 UK crime thriller by John Irvin.
Starring Michael Caine, Martin Landau and Frances Barber. BBFC link IMDb

Passed 18 uncut by the BBFC and IFCO for cinema and DVD release in 2001. There was also a cut 15 rated version for distribution with the Daily Mail.

Summary Notes

Billy Simpson is a shady boxing promoter in South London banned from legitimate fights. It's the biggest day of his life, though, because he has a champion on his hands, his twenty-year-old son, Eddie. Billy's put all of his money on a victory, as have his quarrelling daughters. But Eddie is nervous, an odd guy in a cap is hanging around, the licensed promoter Billy has hired to arrange the evening's other fights has hired dogs, the manager of Eddie's opponent looks down scornfully on Billy and on south London, and Scotland Yard wants to put Billy in jail for the death of a club brawler. When the night goes disastrously wrong, Billy tries to find out who double-crossed him.

Versions

BBFC cut
category cuts
cut: 30s
run: 98:43s
pal: 94:46s
sub: 95:16s
15 1980

Ireland 15
Ireland


UK:
Passed 15 for very strong language and strong violence after 30s of BBFC category cuts:
  • 2007 The Communications Practice video

Thanks to Ben. The distributors seem to specialise in promotional material rather than retail. In fact the 15 version restricted to a Daily Mail giveaway in the UK and Ireland

The BBFC commented:
  • Distributor chose to make cuts to violence, man having arm broken and man shot in the head, to achieve a 15 category. An uncut 18 category was available to the distributor.

Ireland: The cut UK version was also passed 15 for distribution with the Daily Mail in Ireland

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 99:14s
pal: 95:16s
18 1980

Ireland 18 video
Ireland

UK: Passed 18 uncut for coarse language and strong bloody violence:
  • Momentum Pictures R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on
  • 2001 Momentum Pictures video
  • 2001 cinema release

Ireland: Passed 18 uncut for cinema and home video.

The Shining

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The Shining is a 1980 UK/US horror film by Stanley Kubrick.
With Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall and Danny Lloyd. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Exists in a longer US version and a tighter International Version. The film and follow up VHS were 18 rated but the rating ws reduced to 15 for DVD,
Summary Notes

Signing a contract, Jack Torrance, a normal writer and former teacher agrees to take care of a hotel which has a long, violent past that puts everyone in the hotel in a nervous situation. While Jack slowly gets more violent and angry of his life, his son, Danny, tries to use a special talent, the "Shining", to inform the people outside about whatever that is going on in the hotel.

Versions

uncut
US Version
run: 143:35s
pal: 137:50s
15 cert

Ireland 15
Ireland

Ireland 16
Ireland

MPAA R

UK: The longer US Version/Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, strong language for:
  • 2020 Warner Bros 40th Anniversary Limited Edition [Extended US + International Versions] R0 4K Blu-ray/R0 Blu-ray Combo at UK Amazon
  • 2019 cinema release
  • 2019 Warner 4K R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2019 Warner Bros Limited Edition Film Collection R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at UK Amazon
  • 2016 Warner Premier Collection R0 Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon
  • 2012 cinema release

Ireland: The longer version was rated 15 for Strong Language, Strong Violence for:

  • 2016 video release

Ireland: The longer version was rated 16 for strong psychological horror and strong violence. Strong language and one scene of strong nudity for:

  • 2012 cinema release

US: The longer US Version is MPAA R Rated for:

From IMDB:

Three days after the release of the film, Stanley Kubrick and Warner Bros. ordered all projectionists to cut about 2 minutes from the coda at the end of the film

The shorter international version seems to be the preferred version by most reviewers

uncut
International Version
run: 119:14s
pal: 114:28s
15 cert

18

X cert

UK: The shorter International Version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, language for: UK: The shorter International Version was passed 18/X uncut for:
  • 2004 RNIB audio descriptive DVD
  • 1986 Warner VHS
  • 1980 cinema release

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com :

When The Shining was ready for the export, Kubrick used the chance to change the movie a bit. The whole plot around Jack's alcohol problems and his physical brawl with Danny was deleted as well as the takeover of Danny's imaginary friend. Kubrick said that Europeans were more smart than Americans and would not need the additional stuff to get used to the background of the story.
Shining Sex

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  • La fille au sexe brillant

Shining Sex is a 1977 Italy / France / Belgium / Switzerland adult Sci-Fi thriller by Jesús Franco (as Dan L Simon).
Starring Lina Romay, Evelyne Scott and Monica Swinn. IMDb

Uncut and MPAA Unrated for US DVD and Blu-ray in 2020. Previously only released as a shortened French version.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Promotional Material

One of the most provocative films of writer/director Jess Franco's career has been virtually impossible to experience in its complete and uncut form… until now. Lina Romay is at her most explicitly seductive as an exotic dancer whose body is inhabited by a being from another dimension to explore desire, depravity and death, while Uncle Jess himself portrays a wheelchair-bound psychic obsessed with the paranormal. Shot on location in the seaside resort of La Grande Motte, Evelyne Scott (DEVIL'S KISS), Monica Swinn (BARBED WIRE DOLLS) and Olivier Mathot (THE SADIST OF NOTRE DAME) co-star in this 1975 Eurociné production.

Versions

uncut
uncut
run: 104m
pal: 100m
MPAA Unrated

 

90:42s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Previously available only in a shortened French version or as a censor-fogged Japanese bootleg. Now scanned from the original negative for the first time ever anywhere.

cut
shortened
France flag
France 
  France: Exists as a shortened French version
Shiny People

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Versions

47s 1857:44s 1997 release by Dave Roberts
Shiri

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Versions

BBFC uncut18120:13s 1999 South Korea action film by Je-gyu Kang. With Suk-kyu Han, Min-sik Choi and Yunjin Kim. IMDb

The International Version was passed 18 uncut for:

  • 2004 Tartan R2 DVD
  • 2003 cinema release

There is also a Director's Cut that deletes the 53s of superfluous, if not nonsensical, scene

The Shiver of the Vampires

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  • Shiver of the Vampires
  • Le Frisson des Vampires
  • Sex and the Vampire
  • Strange Things Happen at Night
  • The Terror of the Vampires
  • Thrill of the Vampires
  • Vampire Thrills
The Shiver of the Vampires is a 1971 France horror film by Jean Rollin.
With Sandra Julien, Jean-Marie Durand and Jacques Robiolles. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
A short version was released at UK cinemas but uncut on VHS and DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated  in the US.

Summary Review: Visionary vampire film

A young honeymooning couple stop for the night at an ancient castle. Unbeknownst to them, the castle is home to a horde of vampires, who have their own plans for the couple.

No one makes movies like Jean Rollin, and this is his masterpiece. Like most of his visions it seems to be about innocence and corruption, the attraction Evil has to Good, (and vice versa,) and the discovery of beauty in the unlikeliest of places.

This movie is very sexy, very slow, very weird. The music, lighting, absurd dialogue, and slow pacing help create a more poetic and imagistic type of film than we're used to here in the go-go States.

Versions

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA R

90:42s UK : Passed 18 uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

uncut
uncut
alternative
    There is also a version, Thrill of the Vampires. that includes 3 inserted sex scenes with body doubles adding semi hard extra bits.
BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut

X cert71:31s
=68:39s
 
UK: A Very short version was passed X (18) without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1971 cinema release titled Sex and the Vampire
Shivers

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Shivers is a 1975 Canada Sci-Fi horror by David Cronenberg.
Starring Paul Hampton, Joe Silver and Lynn Lowry. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Not cut by the BBFC but there is an R rated cut version knocking around that last ended up on Arrow 2014 DVD and Blu-ray. This was later replaced with an uncut version

Promotional Material

Initially reviled in its native land (some critics took exception to the fact the film was largely funded by the Canadian taxpayer), Shivers is an intensely claustrophobic, subversive masterpiece and an essential entry in the oeuvre of one of the horror genre s most gifted auteurs. Some 40 years after its release, it still retains its power to shock.

Starliner Island is an idyllic community. Cut off from the rest of the world, the luxury apartment block affords its occupants the chance to escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city. But this isolation is to prove fatal when a new breed of parasite a combination of aphrodisiac and venereal disease which arouses sexual aggression in its hosts is let loose in the building, resulting in an orgy terror and mayhem.

Versions

uncut
uncut
run: 86:55s
pal: 83:26s
18

MPAA Unrated

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
Arrow previous screwed up and released the cut version in 2014.They later sorted out the error and hopefully this latest re-release is the uncut version.

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

  • 2003 Prism R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2001 Metrodome R2 DVD
  • 1998 Polygram VHS
  • 1996 Arrow VHS
  • 1992 Video Gems VHS
  • 1975 cinema release

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

mpaa cut
cut
cut: ~17s
run: 89m
pal: 85m
No Cert

MPAA R

UK: BBFC details not published  for a pre-cut version for:

US: This seems to be the cut US R rated version, cut to avoid an X rating. See  article from  movie-censorship.com Cuts information

Thanks to GrindhouseDave and Jon who reported that the Arrow release is cut to violence in pivotal scenes. This seems to be a version pre-cut for violence to the tune of about 17s.

thanks to GrindhouseDave. See example cut scene 1 and  cut scene 2 from vine.co. Furthermore the cuts are made obvious by jolts on the soundtrack.

It seems that Cronenberg himself signed-off the pre-cut print without noticing the cuts. And Arrow didn't notice either at least before producing all the discs.

Arrow have made a statement on Facebook :

We are currently looking into this issue and hope to have an update very soon. Just to clarify, our release of Shivers contains a new restoration personally supervised and approved by Director David Cronenberg and which was produced by Tiff Cinematheque Quebec at Technicolor in 2013.

We are unsure as to the reasons why part of Shivers appears to have been shortened except that it doesn't appear to be the results of any conscious act of censorship, as many similar scenes would have been removed as well if that were the case. It may have been Cronenberg's decision to excise this material due to damage to the original materials used, but at this point that's only speculation on our part.

Unlike Zombie Flesh Eaters, this isn't the result of an authoring or encoding error, as there is nothing technically wrong with our disc. Unlike many of our releases, we weren't in any way involved with the restoration of this film, so we're having to direct our questions to those who oversaw it. Just to reiterate, we are making enquiries to all the parties involved and hope to have a definitive answer to this very soon.

Shock

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  • Beyond the Door II

Versions

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

92:47s 1977 Italy horror by Mario Bava.
With Daria Nicolodi, John Steiner and David Colin Jr. IMDb

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC uncut1882:18s UK: The shortened version was passed 18 (X) without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1985 Stablecane VHS titled Shock
  • 1978 X rated cinema release titled Shock

Shortened with plot scenes deleted for brevity. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

Shock and Awe

Shock and Awe is a 2017 USA thriller by Rob Reiner.
Starring Milla Jovovich, James Marsden and Jessica Biel. IMDb

Rated R for language including some sexual references.

NOTE: EDITED FOR RE-RATE. CONTENT IS DIFFERENT FROM R RATED VERSION BULLETIN #2475 (5/10/2017). ONLY THIS EDITED VERSION IS RATED. NO CHANGE IN RATING OR RATING REASON.

Summary Notes

A group of journalists covering George Bush's planned invasion of Iraq in 2003 are skeptical of the presidents claim that Saddam Hussein has "weapons of mass destruction."

Shock Corridor

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Shock Corridor is a 1963 USA mystery drama by Samuel Fuller.
Starring Peter Breck, Constance Towers and Gene Evans. BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1963 and 1966 cinema release. Passed X by the GLC for London screenings in 1969. Passed 15 uncut for VHS and DVD. Uncut in the US

Summary Notes

Johnny Barrett, an ambitious journalist, is determined to win a Pulitzer Prize by solving a murder committed in a lunatic asylum and witnessed only by three inmates, from whom the police have been unable to extract the information. With the connivance of a psychiatrist, and the reluctant help of his girlfriend, he succeeds in having himself declared insane and sent to the asylum. There he slowly tracks down and interviews the witnesses - but things are stranger than they seem ...

Versions

uncut
uncut
15 cert

GLC logo
X rated

MPAA Unrated

95:56s UK: Passed 15 uncut for: UK: Passed X (16) by the GLC for screening in Greater London (except for Essex and Berkshire) for
  • 1969 cinema release

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

banned
banned
rejected   UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1966 cinema release
  • 1963 cinema release

From BBFC Case Study :

In his autobiography What the Censor Saw , former BBFC Secretary John Trevelyan stated that If mental illness is treated seriously, it can be entirely acceptable as material for a film, but if treated sensationally I would find it totally unacceptable.

On 2 October 1963, writer-director-producer Samuel Fuller's black and white crime thriller Shock Corridor was submitted to the BBFC for classification, and presented some familiar problems.

The BBFC Examiners notes described the film as a sensationalised picture of life in an American asylum , and one examiner noted that Shock Corridor shocked us . Their concerns included Cathy's profession and appearance as a stripper (although the latter aspect is described as being rather tame'); the incest references; the murder motive; a scene where Barrett encounters a ward full of 'nymphomaniacs ; a scene of electro-shock treatment; a nightmare sequence and a fight scene. Their report concluded We are satisfied that cutting would be impracticable and that a certificate should be refused.

The film was then referred to the BBFC's Secretary, John Trevelyan. He viewed the film with two Examiners and the BBFC's President, and they agreed that this film should not be passed . As well as the issues previously noted, they believed that the film presents a mental hospital in a light that would be considered objectionable in this country and that the film could not be cut to make it acceptable.

Trevelyan also had concerns about Cathy's strip-tease, the suggestion that a sane person could fake insanity to get committed to a mental hospital, the suggestion that committal to a mental hospital could turn a sane person insane and its potentially harmful effect on mentally disturbed viewers .

Trevelyan sent a rejection letter to the film's UK distributor, stating that The film portrays a picture of mental hospital life which is far removed from that in mental hospitals in this country, and which could well cause grave concern to people who have friends and relatives with mental illness.

Shocking Asia

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12:59s 1874:28s 1975 Hong Kong/West German documentaryby Emerson Fox
This Shocking World

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  • Ecco
This Shocking World is a 1963 Italy documentary by Gianni Proia.
Starring George Sanders, Alexander and Maria Ansaldi. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1964 X rated cinema release. There is an MPAA Unrated US release but teh version details are not clear.

Summary Notes

A documentary highlighting some of the oddest, strangest and more grotesque examples of human behavior. Included are a tour of the Grand Guignol theater in Paris, a man who sticks long needles through his body, footage of reindeer being castrated, and more footage of lesbians and strippers.

Versions

  MPAA Unrated  US: MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2018 Severin/Something Weird [Ecco + The Forbidden] (RA) Blu-ray
  • 2006 Image/Something Weird [Ecco + The Forbidden] R1 DVD at US Amazon

From IMDb:

The US version was re-edited with a new commentary, and with an Italian word for title, Ecco. To compensate in running time for deleted scenes, this release version incorporates scenes taken from, namely: Reno (Nevada) housewives enjoying a male body-builders' stage competition with live music from an all-women music band; San Francisco (California) body-builder showgirl singing a cheesy song and ripping up a phone book; Los Angeles (California) Roller Derby's women teams; Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) Mardi Gras Carnival; Nyeri (Kenya) photographic safari at the Nyeri Game Reserve; Nairobi (Kenya) Samburu people perform a traditional dance, and then join with tourists dancing the twist; Okayama (Japan) young men Saidachi Festival.

BBFC cut
compulsory BBFC cuts
X pre 1970submitted
107:09s
=102:52s
UK: Passed X (16) after compulsory BBFC cuts:
  • 1964 cinema release
Shogun Assassin

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  • Kosure Ookami: Sanzu no Kawa no Ubagurama
  • Kozure Ohkmi 2
  • Lone Wolf and Cub
  • Baby Cart at the River Styx
Shogun Assassin is a 1980 Japan/US action film by Robert Houston.
With Tomisaburo Wakayama, Kayo Matsuo and Minoru Oki. BBFC linkYouTube icon IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1981 cinema release. The pre-cert video was seized by the police during the video nasties moral panic but did not get listed as a video nasty. Passed 18 uncut by the BBFC since 1999. Uncut in the US.

Shogun Assassin is actually an amalgam of two 1972 films titled Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance and Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx . The producer decided to join the best bits of these two films (using around 10 minutes of the first film as a pre-credits flashback sequence to introduce the characters).

Summary Review : A great film

A great samurai warrior served his Shogun honorably. The Shogun however grew paranoid and sought to destroy all those who might stand to oppose his rule. He sent his ninja spies to the samurai's home. The ninjas failed to kill the samurai, but did kill his beloved wife. From then on, the samurai swore to seek out the Shogun and avenge the death of his love. The samurai roams the countryside with his toddler son taking on mercenary work for money until the final battle with the Shogun's three Masters of Death.

Shogun Assassin is a great film. Much "controversy" has arisen over the years regarding this film having been cobbled together from two other films in the Lone Wolf series. I think that what has been achieved is an extremely entertaining, fast-paced piece of action. By eliminating non-essential story lines and including a voice over narration, the action moves at break neck speed. The amount of blood spilled is so over the top as to be cartoonish, which only adds to the uniqueness of the movie.

Versions

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA R

81:27s UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC cut
2s
18

X cert

81:00s UK:  The cut cinema version was passed 18 for:
  • 1992 Vipco VHS
UK: Passed X (18) after 2s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1981 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • The Vipco release is missing a short sequence early on just before the initial decapitation. In the US version, The Shogun lowers his head to reveal the baby wearing a circular mirror like a headlamp around his head (he is carrying the baby piggy-back), the mirror blinds his enemy allowing the Shogun to whack his head off.
  • Also the scene on the boat with the eye gouging is there in both versions, but is a second or so shorter in the Vipco release.
  banned
banned
Section 3 seizure 81:31s UK: Released on pre-cert video for:
  • 1981 Vipco VHS

The video got caught up in the video nasties panic . Copies were seized and the distributors were prosecuted. But the prosecution failed and the videos were returned. Shogun Assassin was never officially listed as a video nasty by the DPP.

Sholay

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Sholay is a 1975 India action musical comedy by Ramesh Sippy.
Starring Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar and Hema Malini. BBFC link IMDb

All UK releases have been cut to obtain a PG rating. The film exists in several variant versions.

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Summary Notes

Sholay means embers in Hindi. In this particular movie, a Police Officer, who's family was killed by a bandit named Gabbar Singh, decides to fight fire with fire and recruits two convicts, Jai and Veeru to capture Gabbar. He approaches them in jail, puts the proposal in front of them, and they agree to bring in Gabbar Singh alive - for a hefty price. After their discharge from jail, they travel by train to the village where the Police Officer lives - now with only his widowed daughter-in-law. The three band together to fight one of the most elusive and dreaded bandits of all time. Will the two ex-cons be able to bring Gabbar alive to the Police Officer?

Versions

uncut
uncut
MPAA Unrated   US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
category cuts
4s
PG 198:03s

submitted
198:06s
 
UK: A short version was passed PG after 4s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1995 cinema release
BBFC cut
category cuts
10s
PG 204:36s

submitted
204:46s
UK: The full length version was passed PG after 10s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1990 Anand International VHS
BBFC cut
category cuts
15s

cut
shortened

PG188:28s

submitted
188:57s
UK: A shortened version was passed PG after 15s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1988 Orson VHS

From IMDb. The original cut version of the movie ran for 188 minutes and had about 16 minutes of footage removed from the end. The uncut version runs for 204 minutes.

Shonibar Bikl

Shonibar Bikel is a 2019 Bangladesh / India / Germany thriller by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki.

See Banned International: Shonibar Bikel
 

Shooter

Shooter is a 2020 India action film by Inderjit Singh

See Banned International: Shooter
 

Shootfighter: Fight to the Death

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  • Shootfighter

Versions

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

95:32s
=91:43s
1992 US action film by Patrick Allen. With  Bolo Yeung, Maryam d'Abo and William Zabka. IMDb

The MPAA Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut after BBFC cuts were waived for:

There is also US R rated version shorn of 40s of violence. See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

Review from UK Amazon : Great martial arts film

This is a great martial arts film. The main setting is the underground world of shootfigting, brutal cage fights with weapons where opponents fight to the death.

Entering this dangerous world are two good guys who are fighting for the money to keep their karate school from closing down. These guys have been trained by the world undefeated champion bolo yeung who is hard as nails. The two guys get in over their heads and one quits while the other chooses to carry on. The scene is set for a show down as bolo yeung and his disciple come to the rescue and fight with the bad guy from the karate kid movies.

This film takes all the good bits from your favourite martial arts films and turns them into a fresh faced exciting new film. It has light hearted moments and some supriseingly good acting. No martial arts film collection is complete without it my copy sit between Fist of fury and Out for justice. Five stars...

1:34s 1890:00s The MPAA Unrated Version was cut by 1:34s for
  • 1993 New Age VHS

From pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

  • The sight of nunchukas was being routinely cut at the time of submission so 2 bouts where they are used have been curtailed
  • A fighter puncturing another fighters chest and ripping out his heart is missing
  • Another fighter's death is missing where his throat is cut, he spews out blood and crumples into a bloody heap on the floor
  • The fighter Shadow bites a large chunk of flesh from an opponent but this has been cut.
  • The brutal fight where Shingo beats Lee is missing kicks and blows to the head and Lee's arm being broken.
Shootfighter 2

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Versions

33s 1886:31s 1998 release martial arts by Paul Ziller

33s pre-cut

 
Short Circuit 2

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Short Circuit 2 is a 1988 USA family comedy drama by Kenneth Johnson.
Starring Fisher Stevens, Michael McKean and Tim Blaney. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for PG rated cinema release in 1988. Further cut for PG rated VHS in 1985 and 1989. Less cut for PG rated DVD in 2002. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.

Summary Notes

When Number Five is sent from Newton and Stephanie's ranch to the big city to help Ben with his electronics business, he finds that his robotic talents are wanted by city low-life who want to turn Number Five into profits.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 110m
pal: 106m
MPAA PGUS: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
BBFC cut
cut
cut: 2s
run: 110:13s
pal: 105:48s
PG CertUK: Passed PG after 2s of compulsory BBFC cuts: with one previous cut waived:
  • 2002 Columbia/Tri-Star R2 DVD
The BBFC commented:
  • Cuts required to remove two uses of strong language for PG in accordance with the BBFC policy of not classifying two video versions of the same work in different categories. The work was previously classified PG in 1995.

The nunchaku shot was restored for the 2002 DVD release though the swearing remained cut.

By this time the prohibition on the sight of nunchuka had been deleted and the film would usually have been allowed to be uncut at a higher rating. However the BBFC had a shot lived policy in place at the time to not allow different versions to be released with different ratings. (The argument being that younger viewers may have decided to watch on the basis of marketing for a PG and may be shocked by the inclusion of unexpected material at a higher rating). So for this reason a category cut became compulsory..

BBFC cut
cut
cut: 6s
run: 110:13s
pal: 105:48s
PG CertUK: The cut cinema version passed PG after a further is BBFC cuts for:
  • 1995 VCI VHS
  • 1989 RCA/Columbia VHS

It seems that a second use of the word 'fucking' was identified though there is some debate as to whether the swearing may actually have been misheard or mistaken

The total BBFC for VHS were:

  • to remove a shot of man holding nunchakus
  • to edit 2 uses of the word 'fucking' for a PG certificate
BBFC cut
cut
cut: 5s
run: 110:09s
pal: 105:45s
PG CertUK: Passed PG after 5s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1988 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • to remove a shot of man holding nunchakus
  • to edit 1 use of the word 'fucking' for a PG certificate
Shout at the Devil

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Shout at the Devil is a 1976 UK action adventure by Peter R Hunt.
With Lee Marvin, Roger Moore and Barbara Parkins. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

The Original 143 minute version suffered BBFC category cuts for an A rated 1976 cinema release. Several shortened variants were released on home video shorn by about 30 minutes. The Original Version was released uncut in the US in 2013 and in the UK in 2015. Now 15 rated.

Promotional Material

Set in East Africa in 1913 this big budget production depicts the world of colonial intrigues between Germany and England before the First World War. A British aristocrat (Roger Moore) and a whiskey guzzling American entrepreneur (Lee Marvin) team up together in East Africa for action and intrigue under the watchful eyes of a German Commissioner. As they set off to destroy a German battle-cruiser awaiting repairs just off Zanzibar, the two adventurers encounter man-eating crocodiles, air and sea battles, big game hunting, natives on the rampage and a ticking time-bomb for good measure. A true full-blooded Boy s Own adventuring starring two great actors at the top of their form and with screenplay by the great Wilbur Smith plus an acclaimed soundtrack by Maurice Jarre, and directed by Bond veteran Peter R. Hunt, (Goldfinger, Dr No).

Versions

uncut
Original Version
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

~149:00s
=~143:00s
UK: assed 15 uncut for strong bloody injury for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated rated for:

BBFC uncut

cut
shortened

15 cert114:45s UK: A shortened version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2007 Showbox R2 DVD
  • 2003 Prism R2 DVD
  • 2002 Metrodome R2 DVD
  • 1998 Wideappeal VHS
  • 1998 Soveriegn VHS
  • 1986 Medusa VHS
BBFC cut
cut
A cert 164:15s
=157:41s
UK: The Original Version was passed A (PG) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1976 cinema release

Negligible cuts in terms of time. 15 minutes longer than noted on IMDb, presumably there was an intermission included in the running time.

Show Dogs

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Show Dogs is a 2018 USA comedy by Raja Gosnell.
Starring Stanley Tucci, Natasha Lyonne and Will Arnett. BBFC link IMDb

Originally uncut and PG rated in the UK and US but the US producers responded to complaints and cut the film just before release. The UK distributors opted to keep with the uncut version.

Summary Notes

Max, a macho, solitary Rottweiler police dog is ordered to go undercover as a primped show dog in a prestigious Dog Show, along with his human partner, to avert a disaster from happening.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 92:07s
pal: 88:26s
PG

cert_irish_film_pg.jpg
Ireland

MPAA PG

UK: Passed PG uncut for mild bad language, rude humour, violence for:

The BBFC commented:

Rude humour includes a dog breaking wind underwater, and a recurring joke about a dog's discomfort at having its private parts inspected by competition judges.

The BBFC further commented in its annual report covering 2018:

A police Rottweiler goes undercover at a dog show. As part of the operation he is required to let the judges inspect his genitals in a manner that is not uncommon in dog shows. The character is reluctant but is encouraged to go to his happy place to get through the experience.

Thirty-one people wrote in to us echoing claims made in blogs that the scene might lower children's resistance to predators who wish to inappropriately touch them.

However, the scene is comic, innocent and non-sexual in nature and occurs within the fantastical context of a film about anthropomorphised canines.

In a similar vein to Peter Rabbit the complaints regarding Show Dogs predominantly stopped once the film had been released in cinemas.

Ireland: Passed PG uncut for Mild violence, language and rude humour.

IFCO received 8 viewer complaints about its PG rating (a third of the total for 2018).

The complaints related to a scene cut from the film in the US but retained in the version in Irish cinemas. A talking rottweiler called Max is advised to go to his happy place while having his genitals examined.

Assistant film classifier David Power responded that IFCO's classifiers didn't ascribe any hidden meaning or subtext to the scenes.

US: Originally uncut and rated PG for suggestive and rude humor, language and some action but was eventually cut shortly before release.

mpaa cut
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cut:  
run: 91m
pal: 87m
MPAA PG

Netflix

US: Cut and MPAA PG rated for suggestive and rude humor, language and some action. for :
  • 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment R Blu-ray
  • 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment R1 DVD

International: Netflix opted to stream the cut US version.

The film was cut for US theatrical release after complaints about a scene where the undercover dog has to get used to his privates being prodded by show judges

Australian morality campaigners described the cuts. See  article from melindatankardreist.com :

The film tells the story of a police dog going undercover at a dog show. There are reportedly several scenes in which the dog, Max, has to have his genitals inspected. When he is uncomfortable and wants to stop he is told to go to a zen place. When he submits and allows his genitals to be touched, he is rewarded by advancing to the next level of the show.

In response to the global backlash, the production company withdrew the film, promising to re-cut it to remove the scenes in question. The film has been re-released, however the scenes remain, with only the encouragement to go to a zen place (essentially, to dissociate) being removed. The meaning remains intact, that unwanted sexual touching is to be endured and may be rewarded.

Showdown

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Showdown is a 1993 USA action film by Robert Radler.
Starring Billy Blanks, Kenn Scott and Christine Taylor. BBFC link IMDb
Originally released uncut and MPAA R rated but this was cut in the UK for an 18 rating for 1994 VHS. There is also a cut PG-13 rated version in the US.

Summary Notes

Ken has just moved from Kansas with his mother. He talks to a girl named Julie, not knowing that her boyfriend Tom is very possessive of her. Tom is learning karate from Lee, a sensei whose brother was killed by a rookie cop named Billy. Billy has since then become the janitor of the school that Ken, Julie and Tom go to. When Ken gets beaten up by Tom for talking to Julie again, Billy helps Ken by teaching him how to defend himself, which eventually leads to a battle between student vs. student, and sensei vs. sensei.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 98m
pal: 94m

 

MPAA RUS: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
compulsory BBFC cuts
cut: 6s
run: 97:57s
pal: 94:02s
sub: 94:08s
18UK: Passed 18 after 6s of compulsory BBFC cuts:
  • 2008 DVD Digital R0 DVD
  • 2000 Prism R2 DVD
  • 1994 Imperial Entertainment (UK) VHS

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com :

  • Missing sight of fidgeting henchman twirling his butterfly kniife
  • Missing site of butterfly knife as bad guy descends stairs and again as he walks towards the camera at the bottom of the stairs
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MPAA PG-13 US: There also exists a version with blood and violence cut for a PG-13 rating.
Showdown in Little Tokyo

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Showdown in Little Tokyo is a 1991 USA action crime comedy by Mark L Lester.
Starring Dolph Lundgren, Brandon Lee and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1982 VHS and 2001 DVD. In the US the R rated version is cut. Mainland European versions are uncut.

Summary Notes

Detective Chris Kenner was orphaned as a child as his father was in the service and was killed and lived in Japan. Now he is on the trail of ruthless Yakuza leader named Yoshido, who helped establish a small Japanese area in Los Angeles and is now running a drug ring disguised as a brewery. However, Kenner must team up with a Japanese-American detective named Johnny Murata, and he also must protect a witness named Minako who would testify against Yoshido. But what Kenner will soon discover that he will be in a lot more than what he bargained for.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
  ~76:00s Czech: Uncut for:
BBFC cut
9s
18 75:13s UK: The Unrated version was passed 18 after 9s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2001 Warner R2 DVD
  • 1992 Warner VHS

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . The BBFC cuts comprise of three short cuts to a scene set in a Japanese restaurant:

  • Firstly Sato's thug twirls a Butterfly Knife menacing the staff.
  • Secondly the knife is seen as Kenner (Dolph Lundgren) disarms the thug and twirls the knife himself.
  • Thirdly Kenner refuses to put the knife away whilst speaking with Murata.
mpaa cut
13s
MPAA R   US: The R rated version (released on VHS, Laserdisc and DVD) is cut by 13s for an MPAA R rating.

The US cuts were:

  • The party in the pool lost a shot of an Oriental man walking with a topless woman
  • Several shots of Yoshida caressing Angel before chopping her head are deleted
  • The exact chopping of Angel's head is shown in two different angles, but only one in the R version.
  • When the coroner opens the body bag, in the unrated version we get to enjoy two shots completely of Angel's separated head, but the R has only one intact.
  • When Kenner stabs the fat guy under water, one brief shot of Kenner twisting the knife in the stomach while blood pours out, is removed. The cut FI-version is based on the full, unrated uncut version, so it features almost all material cut from it!
Showgirls

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Showgirls is a 1995 France/USA drama by Paul Verhoeven.
With Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle MacLachlan and Gina Gershon. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

The US NC-17 rated version is uncut. The BBFC cut the cinema release and made further cuts for VHS and DVD. The BBFC waived the cuts for 2017 DVD and Blu-ray. There is also a cut US R rated version.

Summary Review : A Cult Classic

Showgirls is an excellent cult film. Its filled with terrible dialogue delivered by actors in performances that they'd surely rather forget. Paul Verhoeven - usually a top notch director - fails spectacularly with his fourteenth film and the script by Joe Eszterhas is laughable.

It stars Elizabeth Berkley as Nomi Malone (She's alone in the world, get the joke?), an ambitious young woman who has dreams of becoming a famous dancer in Las Vegas. Berkley's performance is something else. She smiles, she pouts, she shouts, she screams, she gyrates, she vomits, and often all of the above in the same scene.

But you will never be more entertained in your life. It is hilarious, outrageous, ridiculous, completely unrealistic, shallow, stupid and ultimately a misunderstood masterpiece of everyone involved in the production doing everything wrong in perfect synchronicity.

A great piece of trash.

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uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
NC-17

Ireland 18 video
Ireland

125:51s UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex, sexual violence with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

Netherlands: Uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA NC-17 rated for:

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81s
MPAA R
MPAA
  US: Cut by 81s for an R rated version.

From cuts details on IMDb :

  • Edits to the pool scene
  • Removed Molly's punch in the face
  • Removed some of Molly's rape
  • Removed much of Nomi's lap dance.
BBFC cut
17s
18 125:25s UK: Passed 18 after a further 4s of BBFC cuts now totalling 17s for:
  • 2003 Pathe R2 DVD
  • 2000 Pathe VHS
  • 1997 Guild VHS

Cuts justified by the BBFC as follows:

More problematic was Showgirls, an expose of the seamy side of Las Vegas, with a prurient emphasis on exploitative nudity, which was not only the subject of the film but its main selling point. In such a context, the sadistic gang rape of the only wholly sympathetic character in the film seemed unnecessarily extended and sensationalised. The rape was trimmed for cinema, and trimmed further for video, since the price of the rape could be adequately conveyed by the sight of the battered and bleeding victim.

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com. The cuts are all in the scene where Carver and friends rape Molly as mentioned above:

  1. Carver slapping and punching Molly just before we see Molly being pushed back on the bed.
  2. Carver slapping Molly's rear, then a second man starting to rape her
  3. Then shots of Carver and 2 friends abusing Molly
  4. A final shot of Molly grimacing from the continuing torment.
BBFC cut
13s
18 131:11s
=125:56s
UK: Passed 18 after 13s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1995 cinema release
Shrek 2

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Shrek 2 is a 2004 USA children's animation comedy by Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury...
Starring Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for a U rated release for cinema and home video. Uncut in the US with an MPAA PG rating.

Summary Notes

Shrek has rescued Princess Fiona, got married, and now is time to meet the parents. Shrek, Fiona, and Donkey set off to Far, Far Away to meet Fiona's mother and father. But not everyone is happy. Shrek and the King find it hard to get along, and there's tension in the marriage. It's not just the family who are unhappy. Prince Charming returns from a failed attempt at rescuing Fiona, and works alongside his mother, the Fairy Godmother, to try and find a way to get Shrek away from Fiona.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA PG
MPAA
~93:00s
=~ 89:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
BBFC cut
1s
BBFC advised
category
cuts
U88:34s
UK: Passed U for mild language and comic fight scenes after BBFC advised category cuts were implemented for:
  • 2013 cinema release
  • 2010 Universal Blu-ray
  • 2004 Universal DVD
  • 2004 cinema release
The BBFC suggested the cut for the 2004 cinema release and 2004 Universal DVD/Blu-ray:
During post-production, the distributor sought and was given advice on how to secure a U classification. As a result of this advice, sight of a headbutt by Princess Fiona was removed prior to submission. The submitted work was passed U without cuts.
From the BBFC Annual Report 2004:
On BBFC advice the distributors removed a vigorous headbutt delivered by Princess Fiona to the smarmy Prince Charming as a reward for a plot to make her fall for him and desert Shrek. This was no mild bump, but a fighting technique in full close-up, arguably made worse by the fact that the recipient is the focus of all eyes as Prince Charming and the audience are expecting a romantic kiss.

It has also been reported that the UK customised soundtrack featuring UK actors also dropped a reference to the crusades over religious sensitivity. A line of dialogue from John Cleese's King about his old crusade wound playing up was replaced with a reference to an old hunting wound

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  Israel: Briefly banned in 2004
The film was banned briefly in 2004. The Hebrew dub featured a joke about Israeli singer David D'Or's high voice. in which one character threatens to castrate another by saying Let's do a David D'or on him. This remark prompted the artist to take legal action, saying: This film intends to present me, in perpetuity, as a eunuch, a man with no testicles. It turns me into a laughing stock. The Tel Aviv District Court ordered Shrek 2 to be withdrawn until the remark could be edited out.
Shrooms

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Versions

uncut
uncut
1887:35s 2007 Ireland/Denmark/UK by Paddy Breathnach

The Extended version was passed 18 uncut for the 2008 Sony DVD/Blu-ray

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

The uncut region 2 DVD is available at UK Amazon
The uncut UK Blu-ray is available at UK Amazon

Review from UK Amazon : Not especially scary

If I deeply analysed this film I could probably highlight more flaws than good points but at its heart Shrooms is enjoyable, deserves credit for endeavouring to put a new(ish) slant on a well trodden genre, locations and acting are good and it has a very good ending.

This is one of those films that may well be viewed more favourably the second time around as I did spend some of the film wondering whether or not I liked it which is never a good thing; but it gets better as it goes on, intensifies in the second half of the film and for me ended on a strong note.

The violent scenes are almost solely viewed via the hazy drug induced hallucinations of one of the cast, not always effectively it must be added and in a lot of ways it is difficult to see why this was rated as an 18 cert. Presumably this was on the basis of the drug taking premise of the film. Not an awful amount of gore is seen, it is quite understated maybe a tad too much; there are some incidences of misplaced humour inserted as well and it has to be said Shrooms is not especially scary.

BBFC uncut 1880:43s The BBFC passed the Theatrical Version 18 uncut for the 2007 cinema release and subsequent Buena Vista DVD
Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan

Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan is a 2020 India gay comedy by Hitesh Kewalya.

See Banned International: Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan
 

Shuddh Desi Romance

Shuddh Desi Romance is a 2013 India comedy romance by Maneesh Sharma.
With Sushant Singh Rajput, Parineeti Chopra and Rishi Kapoor. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for a 12/12A rating

Summary Notes

A story about the hair-raising minefield between love, attraction and commitment.

Versions

BBFC cut
category cuts
13:38s
12 126:20s UK: Passed 12A/12 for moderate sex after 13:38s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2013 Yash Raj Films International video
  • 2013 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

  • The distributor chose to remove uses of strong language ('bhainchod') in order to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available to the distributor.
Shuten Doji: The Star Hand Kid: Chapter 1: Hyoki

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40s 1848:25s 1997 release horror by Junji Nishimura

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