Naanum Rowdydhaan is a 2015 romance by Vignesh Shivan.
Starring Vijay Sethupathi, Nayantara and Parthiban.
BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated 2015 cinema releas
Shaandaar is a 2015 musical comedy romance by Vikas Bahl.
Starring Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Kumud Pant.
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.
Shadow Warriors is a 1995 USA action Sci-Fi thriller by Lamar Card.
Starring Terry O'Quinn, Timothy Patrick Cavanaugh and Evan Lurie.
Heavily cut for a US MPAA R rating. Not released in the UK.
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 ...
US: Shortened by 11:02s and then released with an MPAA R rating
Shaft in Africa is a 1973 USA action crime adventure by John Guillermin.
Starring Richard Roundtree, Frank Finlay and Vonetta McGee.
Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1972 cinema release. Uncut on home video. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
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.
Shanghai 13 is a 1984 Taiwan / Hong Kong action film by Cheh Chang.
Starring Kuan Tai Chen, Sheng Chiang and Feng Lu.
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1987 VHS. Uncut for 15 rated 2015 DVD.
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.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, injury detail after previous BBFC cuts waived:
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
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 is a 2001 Hong Kong / China action comedy by Stephen Chow.
Starring Stephen Chow, Wei Zhao and Yat-Fei Wong.
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.
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
UK: The shortened US version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
2002 Eastern Heroes R2 DVD titled Shaolin Chamber of Death
UK: 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
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.
Shareek is a 2015 musical music drama by Navaniat Singh.
Starring Jimmy Shergill, Mahie Gill and Mukul Dev.
BBFC category cuts were required for a 2015 12A rated cinema release
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.
Sharky's Machine is a 1981 USA action crime thriller by Burt Reynolds.
Starring Burt Reynolds, Rachel Ward and Vittorio Gassman.
Cut by the BBFC for cinema and home video. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
Sheba, Baby is a 1975 USA action crime thriller by William Girdler.
Starring Pam Grier, Austin Stoker and D'Urville Martin.
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.
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.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, racist language for:
Sheena is a 1984 UK / USA fantasy adventure by John Guillermin.
Starring Tanya Roberts, Ted Wass and Donovan Scott.
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.
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.
She'll Have To Go is a 1962 UK comedy by Robert Asher.
Starring Bob Monkhouse, Alfred Marks and Hattie Jacques.
BBFC category cuts required for a 1962 cinema release. Probably the same cut version has been released ever since
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.
UK: Probably the cut cinema version was passed PG uncut for mild bad language, sexual innuendo, comic violence for:
Shelley is a 2016 Denmark / Sweden horror drama by Ali Abbasi.
Starring Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Cosmina Stratan and Björn Andrésen.
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 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
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
Cut by 30s in 2007 for a 15 certificate: 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.
The distributors seem to specialise in promotional stuff rather than retail. Perhaps the 15 version was for a newspaper giveaway
The Shining is a 1980 UK/US horror film by Stanley Kubrick.
With Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall and Danny Lloyd.
Exists in a longer US version and a tighter International Version.
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.
UK: The longer US Version/Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, strong language for:
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.
The Shiver of the Vampires is a 1971 France horror film by Jean Rollin.
With Sandra Julien, Jean-Marie Durand and Jacques Robiolles.
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.
Shivers is a 1975 Canada Sci-Fi horror by David Cronenberg.
Starring Paul Hampton, Joe Silver and Lynn Lowry.
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
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.
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 Corridor is a 1963 USA mystery drama by Samuel Fuller.
Starring Peter Breck, Constance Towers and Gene Evans.
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
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 ...
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
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.
This Shocking World is a 1963 Italy documentary by Gianni Proia.
Starring George Sanders, Alexander and Maria Ansaldi.
Cut by the BBFC for 1964 X rated cinema release. There is an MPAA Unrated US release but teh version details are not clear.
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.
US: MPAA Unrated for:
2018 Severin/Something Weird [Ecco + The Forbidden] (RA) Blu-ray
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
Shogun Assassin is a 1980 Japan/US action film by Robert Houston.
With Tomisaburo Wakayama, Kayo Matsuo and Minoru Oki.
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.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence for:
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.
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 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?
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...
Short Circuit 2 is a 1988 USA family comedy drama by Kenneth Johnson.
Starring Fisher Stevens, Michael McKean and Tim Blaney.
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.
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.
UK: 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..
UK: 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
UK: 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 uses of the word 'fucking' for a PG certificate
Shout at the Devil is a 1976 UK action adventure by Peter R Hunt. With Lee Marvin, Roger Moore and Barbara Parkins.
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.
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).
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.
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
It 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
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 is a 1993 USA action film by Robert Radler.
Starring Billy Blanks, Kenn Scott and Christine Taylor.
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.
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.
Showdown in Little Tokyo is a 1991 USA action crime comedy by Mark L Lester.
Starring Dolph Lundgren, Brandon Lee and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa.
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.
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.
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.
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
Showgirls is a 1995 France/USA drama by Paul Verhoeven.
With Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle MacLachlan and Gina Gershon.
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
A great piece of trash.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex, sexual violence with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
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.
Shrek 2 is a 2004 USA children's animation comedy by Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury...
Starring Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz.
BBFC category cuts were required for a U rated release for cinema and home video. Uncut in the US with an MPAA PG rating.
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.
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
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
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.
The BBFC passed the Theatrical Version 18 uncut for the 2007 cinema release and subsequent Buena Vista DVD
The Sicilian is a 1987 USA action crime drama by Michael Cimino.
Starring Christopher Lambert, Terence Stamp and Joss Ackland.
Available as a Director's Cut and a shortened US Version.
Giuliano robs from the rich conservative landowners to give to the poor, serf-like peasants, who in turn hail him as their savior. As his popularity grows, so does his ego, and he eventually thinks he is above the power of his backer, Mafia Don
Masino Croce. The Don, in turn, sets out to kill the upstart by convincing his cousin and closest advisor Pissciota to assassinate him
UK: The Director's Cut was passed 15 uncut for moderate sex and violence for:
The BBFC took the view that, in the light of the publication of new Guidelines in 2009 and the recent legal clarification of the 'harm test', the risk of harm identified with regard to this work could no longer be
considered such as to provide a sound basis for intervention.
Summary Review: A perplexing film
It takes a certain kind of brave and twisted person to turn his life and body into an S & M performance piece. Bob Flanagan is both sick and brilliant. Flanagan survived cystic fibrosis until the age of forty-two - a
very long time. He attributes this to constantly inflicting pain on himself relentlessly over the years.
His dominatrix partner Sheree, helps him with is goals. The various scenes are sometimes spliced with dark humor and other times simply shown in their bleak gruesomeness. There is nothing that Bob and Sheree have not done
to him to inflict pain in the most disgusting ways possible. It's an entirely different world and it takes a strong stomach to watch. This is a perplexing film.
UK: Passed 18 after 3:42s of BBFC cuts for:
2001 BFI R2 DVD
The BBFC commented:
Cuts required to two scenes showing strong sado-masochistic activity (asphyxiation, the piercing of the skin of the penis, the insertion of a large metal ball into the rectum, the hammering of a nail through the tip of the
penis) which would be highly dangerous if copied and which are likely to encourage imitation in viewers with an existing interest in sado-masochistic activity.
Silent Assassins is a 1988 USA action film by Doo-yong Lee (as Lee Doo Yong) and Scott Thomas.
Starring Sam J Jones, Linda Blair and Jun Chong.
Cut by the BBFC for 1988 VHS but the cuts were waived for 2003 DVD.
The evil criminal leader Kendrick has kidnapped an elderly biochemist who holds the secret to creating a biological superweapon. The only person who can possibly stop Kendrick and his gang is L. A. cop Sam Kettle and martial arts master Jun Kim
(uncle of a little girl also kidnapped by Kendrick). Together, they go to war against an army of ninjas to rescue the hostages and bring their kidnappers to justice.
UK: Passed 18 uncut with previous cuts waived for:
"Circle of Iron" is a movie that looks beyond the action of martial arts into the mystique and philosophy associated with it. It was originally intended to be made by Bruce Lee, but he died before it could be
brought to the screen, so David Carradine steps in to fill the role.
How well the movie accomplishes it's goal depends on how seriously you take eastern philosophies. It's all too easy to watch a few minutes of it and dismiss it as some weird barbarian movie with lots of karate. It is decidedly low budget.
However, if you watch the movie and *listen* to what it's trying to tell, it's extremely engrossing, as it addresses questions and concepts that all of us wonder about at some time or another.
The man making the journey in this movie, "Cord," is acceptable, if a rather generic role. David Carradine plays several roles, but his most striking is that of an eerie blind man who fights off his opponents with a hollow staff that
whistles as he twirls it.
The Missing in Action release of 1988 was cut by 51s with an 18 certificate
The Silent Force is a 2001 USA action film by David H May (as David May).
Starring Loren Avedon, Brian Tochi and Karen Kim.
Uncut in the UK for 18 rated DVD in 2001. Cut in the US to remove all traces of nudity.
An elite Federal force whose objective is to eliminate organized crime is violently assassinated by an evil Asian crime lord. The sole survivor of the group teams up with his late partner's widow to strike back at the crime lord and his son.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
2001 Dancebuy. T/A Slam Music video
US: The US Version has been cut to remove all sights of bare breasts.
Silent Lies is a 1996 USA drama by Peter Kiwitt.
Starring Elizabeth Anne Allen, Michael Harris and Cedrick Terrell.
Cut by the BBFC for an 18 rated 1997 VHS release.
Where can I watch this movie really wanna watch it?
UK: Passed 18 after 3:34s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
1997 First Independent Films [Some substitution] VHS
The BBFC cuts were:
At 24 minutes: After blonde young woman settles to sleep in bed holding book, remove entire dream sequence with distorted images if a child bound, gagged and struggling, resuming on shot of bedroom through open window.
at 28 minutes: As youn woman with ponytail is seen over background of cheerleaders, remove voice-over to eliminate the following dialogue between father and little girl:
Don't you Love me? Do you see that? I bet it tastes like a popsicle. Go ahead, honey.
I don't want to (child's voice).
Then just touch it
Like this? (images of sports game and crowd may remain)
at 53 minutes: As camera pans down to reveal blonde woman lying on bed staring upwards, remove voice-over of man talking to child as follows: "Only grown-up girls can play with their daddies like this", "It feels funny"
"I can tickle you with my finger...is that funny?" Yes?", " Tickle, tickle, tickle...That's how grown-ups say I love you", "That's silly", "Silly willy", "Silly willy billy",
"Ow!" "That's my big girl", "It hurts", "Being a big strong brave girl for her daddy - big string brave girl", resuming on shot of door.
at 55 minutes: After man finishes undressing and prepares to climb naked into bed with young blonde woman (his daughter), remove all shots of rape, resuming on framed photograph of mother and two children, and removing rape shot that follows.
at 63 minutes: When father attacks daughter and knocks her to the floor, remove all shots of him forcing his hand between her legs, resuming on him leaning over to say, "My little valedictorian was playing hooky".
Note that the US cuts for an R rating were restored by splicing the cut material into the Theatrical Versions. There are reports that colouring does not quite match and the inserted scenes are noticeably different.
Jon notes about the 2017 US release:
A shame that the Unrated edition of SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT still has the additional gore/violent scenes looking ropey-as-hell! The jarring between the pristine 4K restored print, and then the inserts, is terrible, and really doesn't make
this new Blu-Ray release worth spending money on.
I doubt that anyone will be able to restore the Unrated version properly, even if they did a frame-by-frame restoration!
US: The US Theatrical Version was cut for an R Rating
From IMDb: Parent Picket
The release of this film was picketed in the US by angry parents who were not happy to see Santa Claus depicted as an axe murderer. As a result, box office sales plummeted and the film was shelved for another year where it saw new light in an
uncut video form.
Cut in 2002. The BBFC justified their cut of the DVD commentary track as follows:
To obtain this category, compulsory cuts of 0m 15s were required, some or all of these cuts were substitutions. A cut was required to sexual references in order to keep work in line with previous 'U' category.
Reclassification policy does not permit two differently rated versions of works passed after July 94.
Sin City is a 2005 USA crime thriller by Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez...
Starring Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen and Bruce Willis.
Not cut in the US or UK. There exists a Theatrical Version and Re-cut Version
Four tales of crime adapted from Frank Miller's popular comics, focusing around a muscular brute who's looking for the person responsible for the death of his beloved Goldie, a man fed up with Sin City's corrupt law enforcement who takes the law
into his own hands after a horrible mistake, a cop who risks his life to protect a girl from a deformed pedophile, and a hitman looking to make a little cash.
UK: BBFC details not yet published for the Re-cut Version for:
The four story lines were separated into individual short films, with about seven minutes of additional footage added, marketed as approximately 25, but about thirteen of those minutes are credits added to each story and five come from
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence for:
Sinbad of the Seven Seas is a 1989 Italy / USA fantasy adventure by Enzo G Castellari and Luigi Cozzi (uncredited).
Starring Lou Ferrigno, John Steiner and Roland Wybenga.
BBFC category cuts were required for U rated 1990 VHS. Uncut and 12 rated for 2016 DVD/Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.
Fantasy tale based on the tale of the legendary sailor. Here Sinbad must recover five magical stones to free the city of Basra from the evil spell cast by a wizard. His journey takes him to the isle of the Amazons where the queen tries to capture
him, to a battle with ghost warriors on the isle of the dead, and ultimately to a battle with his own double.
UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate gore, fantasy violence for:
Back when i was a teen I remember seeing a movie called Sinful Bed . Basically it was a story in the perspective of the bed, and all the people who had the pleasure of using it. Starting before WWI and continuing to
what was then present day (1972).
It was definitely an interesting film, and I'm surprised more people haven't seen it ye should check it out. It has to have been fifteen years since I saw this film and it has stuck with me all this time. I have vivid
recollections of the plot and various scenarios within the film. From the opening credits to the films close. It may have been mildly pornographic (which was probably why we rented it in the first place). But had more story, and held your
interest better than your average Baby Blue flick. It's worth digging out.
The Sinful Dwarf is a 1973 Denmark erotic horror film by Vidal Raski
With Torben Bille, Anne Sparrow and Tony Eades.
Exists as a hardcore version and a softcore version.
Summary Review: Dwarfsploitation
Olaf and his mother run a boarding house and a white slavery ring. They also smuggle heroin to keep the addict girls happy so they do not try and escape. A young couple move into the house and the evil landlords take a liking to the female.
The film comes equipped with extended soft core sex scenes and other totally bizarre elements that will keep you off balance.
But what really makes this film unbelievably creepy is the explosive acting from the undersized Danish actor, Torben Billie. Not only does he have an uncanny resemblance to the goofy Jack Black, he plays this particular role with unsettling
Only recommended to the most sinfully warped and depraved of viewers. You know who you are.
Singam II is a 2013 India action film by Hari.
With Suriya, Anushka Shetty and Hansika Motwani.
Duraisingam (Suriya) has gone undercover and is working as an NCC officer in a school in Thuthukoodi. He feels something fishy is happening in the seas around the coastal town. Bad guys join hands with an international drug dealer Danny (Danny
Sapani) to flood the market with brown sugar. How our one-man army defeats the evil forces is what the rest of the film is about.
UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence and infrequent strong language after 57s of BBFC category cuts for:
2013 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
A number of cuts were made to scenes of strong bloody violence in order to achieve a 12A classification. These included sight of a man being repeatedly stabbed in the belly, several scenes where there was close-up dwelling of blood spurting out
when people were shot, and slow-motion focus on blood gushing from a man's mouth during a fight. An uncut 15 classification was available to the distributor.
A few shots are missing from the US disk during the scene in the barn near the end, and after Emanuelle ties up Monika, she fondles and teases her a little (lasting about 10 seconds) before bringing out Gabriel Tinti. On this disc, there is an
awkward jump from Emanuelle tying her up to going to retrieve Tinti, completely omitting the teasing bit.
Sister Street Fighter is a 1974 Japanese film by Kazuhiko Yamaguchi.
With Etsuko Shihomi, Emi Hayakawa and Sanae Ôhori.
The US R rated version was further cut by the BBFC for 1986 18 rated VHS. The film was passed 18 uncut for 2019 18 rated Blu-ray.
Summary Review: Good albeit flawed
Lee Long is a martial-arts champion who the police use as an undercover agent to infiltrate a drug ring responsible for importing heroin from Japan to Hong Kong. When he is identified and imprisoned, the police pressure his sister, Tina Long, to
help them locate and free him.
This delivers the goods when it comes to fight scenes, 1970s style exploitation thrills, chase and action sequences and best of all, it takes a surprisingly cool stylish approach, like something out of a comic book splash page, when it comes to
introducing its characters.
Where this falters is its mistaken over-reliance on wire stunts for the climactic showdown at the end. All in all, this is a good albeit flawed effort.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, scene of sexual assault:
Sister Street Fighter: Hanging By a Thread is a 1974 Japan action crime film by Kazuhiko Yamaguchi.
Starring Etsuko Shiomi, Tamayo Mitsukawa and Michiyo Bandô.
Rightfully cut by the BBFC for 18 rated Blu-ray in 2019. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US but surely not a good idea to import it into the UK.
This time Koryu heads to Yokohama in search of a woman named Birei, kidnapped by diamond smugglers who move their hot rocks by surgically implanting them into the nubile buttocks of Chinese prostitutes. Koryu's older sister, working as a jewelry
designer, is secretly if unhappily involved with the gangsters.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US but surely not a good idea to import it into the UK:
2019 Arrow Sister Street Fighter Collection (RA) Blu-ray
compulsory BBFC cuts
UK: Passed 18 for strong bloody violence after necessary and compulsory BBFC cuts:
Cuts required to remove potentially indecent images of a child in accordance with the Protection of Children's Act 1978.
Thanks to James:
The villain of the movie has a large framed photo of a reclining naked pre-pubescent girl hung up on their wall in the background of a scene and is pretty prominent throughout, probably talking up half of the screen space.
So it's not really a surprise that it's been cut. In fact I'm curious how they have handled the cuts because it's prolonged and prominent enough that removing all frames with it in would render the scene un-watchable. I'm assuming they will
have to mask it out rather than remove the footage (which is probably why they haven't mentioned the length of the cuts).
We would like to take this opportunity to let UK fans know that our upcoming release of Sister Street Fighter: Hanging By A Thread, will be censored (not cut) in one scene. This is due to a potentially indecent image of a minor used as set
decoration in the lair of one of the villains - visible in one shot for approximately 31 seconds which the BBFC advised breached the Protection of Children Act 1978.
As this scene features important expository dialogue, instead of cutting it out completely we have decided to zoom into the other half of the frame, cropping out the offending part of the image entirely. The US edition will be unaffected.
Arrow also noted that the company originally intended to implement the cuts by blurring the picture. However the BBFC would not allow this and so the company implemented the cuts by reframing.
Blood Sisters is a 1973 USA horror thriller by Brian De Palma.
With Margot Kidder, Jennifer Salt and Charles Durning.
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1973 cinema release, then uncut for 18 rated 1986 VHS and 15 rated 2005 DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
The Staten Island apartment of lovely model Danielle becomes the scene of a grisly murder that is witnessed by her neighbor, Grace, a reporter. But the police don't believe her story, so it's up to Grace to solve the murder mystery on her own.
Sivaji is a 2007 India action romance by S. Shankar.
With Rajnikanth, Shriya Saran and Suman.
BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2007. BBFC category cuts were required for a shortened 15 rated cinema release in 2013. Uncut and 18 rated on DVD.
UK: A shortened 3D version was passed 15 for moderated violence after 49s of BBFC cuts for:
2013 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
Distributor chose to remove sight of a violent stabbing and subsequent bloody detail, and sight of a restrained man being kicked in the head, in order to achieve a 12A rating. An uncut 15 rating was available.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence and dangerous use of a firework for:
2007 Ayngaran Video
UK: Passed 12 after 13s of BBFC cuts for:
2007 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
Distributor chose to remove a scene showing the hero of the film throwing a firework into his mouth, lighting it and then spitting it out at somebody else. Cut was made to achieve a 12A classification. An 18 uncut was
Cut in 2006 with the following BBFC comment: The cuts were Cuts for Category. Distributor chose to cut sight of a double ear clap to achieve the PG category, on the grounds of imitability. An uncut 12 was available to the
Sixteen Candles is a 1984 USA comedy romance by John Hughes.
Starring Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall and Justin Henry.
Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended TV Version
Samantha's life is going downhill fast. The sixteen-year-old has a crush on the most popular boy in school, and the geekiest boy in school has a crush on her. Her sister's getting married, and with all the excitement the rest of her family forgets
her birthday! Add all this to a pair of horrendously embarrassing grandparents, a foreign exchange student named Long Duk Dong, and we have the makings of a hilarious journey into young womanhood.
Extended TV Version
UK: BBFC details not yet published for the Extended TV Version:
2019 Arrow Special Edition [Theatrical + Extended Versions] (RB) Blu-ray
at UK Amazon
The Extended TV Version features as additional cafeteria scene where Samantha and her friend see the guy Samantha likes and she declares that she can't eat.
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 12 uncut for strong language and moderate sex references:
2019 Arrow Special Edition [Theatrical + Extended Versions] (RB) Blu-ray
at UK Amazon
The working title was Gang of Foreskins , but since then it has been known variously as Even Skinheads Get the Blues , A Comedy of Aryans , and No Skin Off My Ass
Part Two before I settled on the final title, Skin Flick . It will exist in both hardcore and softcore versions, the latter designed primarily for the more prudish Japanese and British markets. The hardcore version may be
known as Skinhead Blue (my choice) or Skin Gang (Cazzo's lame choice).
US: There is also a hardcore version titled Skin Gang
UK: The softcore version was passed 18 after 1:48s of further BBFC cuts for:
1999 Millivres VHS
The troublesome scene probably where a black man is gang raped by the skinheads. The skinheads chant "fuck the monkey" while fucking him ... he gets off on it. The hardcore version contains the interesting imagery of cum shots over
This video caused much debate at the Board due to its violence, rape scenes and explicit detail that goes slightly beyond what the BBFC generally pass at 18. Whittam Smith seemed keen to consider the video for an R18 certificate on grounds of
explicit detail but surely the skinhead violence would not sit very happily with the 'no violence' policy for sex videos, (along with the 'no sex' policy of course). There are hardly any gay licensed sex shops in which to sell it anyway so this
clearly stupid idea went nowhere. As far as I can make out, this was one of Whittam Smith's more unilateral ideas and it unsurprisingly received scant support from anyone else at the Board.
A decent-looking lad called Dennis Skinner rents an apartment in a couple's house, Kerry and Geoff. At night he roams the streets with a goodie-bag filled with knives looking for victims to skin, constantly followed by the hobbling, wobbling
junkie Heidi who was mutilated by him and is now looking for revenge. Dennis is attracted to Kerry and wants to show her the real him.
From IMDb. Outside the USA, the film was released uncut. In the USA, the movie originally received an R rating and was subsequently edited for a PG-13:
Uses of the words shit , fuck and cocksucker were removed.
A man hanging upside-down from a tree is shot by Varek. In the original, he graphically stabs himself in the eye with Grenier's knife before Wendy Crewson's character can shoot him.
The scene in the bar is less graphic with a quickly edited montage of the wolves feeding and having sex. In the original, there are clear shots of the wolves feeding/tearing flesh, and having sex with nudity and movement.
During the hospital shootout, in the uncut version, Grenier is graphically shot in the head.
The Skyhawk is a 1974 Hong Kong action drama by Chang-hwa Jeong.
With Tak-Hing Kwan, Nora Miao, Hsiung Chao.
Cut by the BBFC for 1974 cinema release. Uncut in the US
In Bangkok, Kwangtung boxer Wong Fei-hung, The Skyhawk, rescues Hsiao Shih-tzu, a young man who fights off five thugs only to be wounded himself. The Skyhawk attends to his wound at Chu Kuei's home, Bad man Ku Chung-wu plots to monopolize the
porter service at the pier. But most of the porters are led by Chu. As a result, Ku tries to fan up troubles among the porters.
Slaughterhouse is a 1987 USA comedy horror by Rick Roessler.
Starring Joe B Barton, Don Barrett and Sherry Leigh.
Heavily cut by the BBFC for 1989 VHS. Later uncut for 2015 Blu-ray. The MPAA R rated version is also cut in the US. The uncut version was released on Dutch VHS.
Summary Review: Dark comedy
Owner of a closed down slaughterhouse sets his retarded psychopathic son on the people who want to take his land away and the unlucky teens that decided to party there.
If you are looking for a high class horror film that isn't low budget than don't buy this. But if you like independent horror/slasher films that are quite funny as well as semi gory (or if your a sucker for cheesy 80s slasher films) than by all
means I recommend it.
Netherlands: The Dutch VHS is uncut
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, gore, threat with all previous cuts waived for:
Slaughterhouse Rock is a 1988 USA horror by Dimitri Logothetis.
Starring Toni Basil, Nicholas Celozzi and Tom Reilly.
Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. Further cut in the UK by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1988. The BBFC cuts were waived for 2018 DVD and Blu-ray.
A man visits Alcatraz prison after having dreams about all the people who died there. When he gets there, his brother is possessed by an envil cannibal demon. The ghost of a female heavy metal singer who was killed there tries to help the man
fight the monster.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, sexual violence with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
It is not yet clear whether the UK release is the uncut version or the US R rated version. However the promotional material states that this is a re-master from the original negative so hopefully this the uncut version Netherlands: Uncut
Germany: The uncut version is available on a German DVD from Retrofilm.
The Slayer is a 1981 US horror by JS Cardone .
With Sarah Kendall, Frederick Flynn and Carol Kottenbrook.
Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Unbanned and passed 18 after 14s of BBFC cuts in 1992. Cuts waived in 2001. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Summary Review: Minimal Gore
Eric & his surreal artist sister Kay, her doctor husband David, her sister-in-law Brooke along with pilot Marsh become stranded on a rugged isle face off against a supernatural beast drawn to Kay who dreams of its killings.
The film is quite good. two couples fly to a quiet island for a well-earned break, but Kay knows the horror that is waiting for them & sure enough they are killed off by this monster. Once the killings start & the storm comes,
there's a good atmosphere .
Unfortunately, the gore is way too minimal, with a decent pitchforking scene being its only saviour.
The cut footage was available to Anchor Bay for the 2000 DVD but was only available in VHS quality comparing badly with the bulk of the film. So Anchor Bay elected not to include the material in the film itself, but to include it as DVD extras.
The cut material is as follows:
In the prank scene when Mozart's face hits the kid's naked buttocks, the slap sound effect is missing and then his "You guys are gross" line is out of sync with his lips.
A shot of the naked guys running down the dock is completely missing replaced by a weird over-dubbed cat howl.
The water-snake slithering out of Kenny's mouth is cut drastically to the point where you only see the final few frames of the shot after the snake has emerged.
After Mel accosts the guys for throwing water balloons at Angela and Ricky and Paul tend to her, a shot of the guy's reaction to Mel leaving is cut, where one calls him a "wrinkled old dick".
After Ricky sticks his finger up at Judy and walks off, a shot of Judy coming back with "Same to you" is gone.
Many frames of Meg's corpse on the bathroom floor are cut, and Mel's reaction is cut up too - "He did it" should be followed by "to get back at me".
UK: The complete version was passed 18 after 57s of BBFC cuts for:
Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers is a 1988 USA comedy horror by Michael A Simpson.
Starring Pamela Springsteen, Renée Estevez and Tony Higgins.
Cut by the BBFC for 1988 VHS. The BBFC waived its cuts for 2004 DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Angela Baker has undergone years of therapy, electro-shock and sexual reassignment surgeries, and finally landed herself a job in the last place she should be working - camp rolling hills. She has an old fashioned approach as to how camp should
be, and an old familiar deadly way of making sure that those who don't follow her rules don't get to come back next summer.
Enjoyable slasher with a twist that the crazed killer of the piece is a transvestite with an outrageous family history to 'justify' the craziness. The film then delivers a great montage of gory deaths, nudity, humor, and fantastic one-liners.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence with previous cuts waived for:
Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland is a 1989 USA comedy horror by Michael A Simpson.
Starring Pamela Springsteen, Tracy Griffith and Michael J Pollard.
Cut in the US for an R rating. UK releases are this cut R rated version. Uncut in Germany.
Angela is back, in the form of an angry inner-city camper on the hunt for blood. Camp New Horizons, on the recycled grounds of the former murders, intends to pair high class teens with underclass counterparts. Angela, however, has a different
plan. Will it be door number one, number two, or number three?
Sleeping With the Enemy is a 1991 USA crime thriller by Joseph Ruben.
Starring Julia Roberts, Patrick Bergin and Kevin Anderson.
Cut in the US for an MPAA R rated 1991 theatrical release. This cut version was rated 15 for UK cinemas and rental VHS. Uncut in the UK for sell through VHS and 2001 DVD. However the 2013 UK Blu-ray reverts to the cut theatrical version. Only the
cut R rated version has been released in the US.
Laura and Martin have been married for four years. They seem to be the perfect, happiest and most successful couple. The reality of their house- hold, however, is very different. Martin is an abusive and brutally obsessed husband. Laura is living
her life in constant fear and waits for a chance to escape. She finally stages her own death, and flees to a new town and new identity. But when Martin finds out that his wife is not dead he will stop at nothing to find and kill her.
UK: Passed 15 after 1:00s of BBFC category cuts. This is the same version as the US Theatrical Version, cut for an MPAA R rating for:
2013 20th Century Fox R0 Blu-ray
1991 CBS/Fox Rental VHS
1991 cinema release
The version originally submitted was the uncut "NC-17 version", and like their American counterparts, the BBFC also took issue with the same sex scene that had troubled the MPAA early in reel 1. The Board stated that the film would
either have to be passed uncut with an 18 rating or that the sex scene would need to be reduced for a 15. Favouring the latter option, Fox decided to replace the entire first reel of the film with the cut R rated version of the same reel as
seen in the United States. This meant that the UK version matched the US version for its original theatrical release.
US: The Theatrical Version was cut for an MPAA R rating.
The issue that the MPAA had was the inclusion of a sex scene during the first 10 minutes of the film. Sexual content at the R-level has always caused far more trouble for the puritanical American censors than violence or language, but despite
the sex scene lacking any nudity at all, the MPAA felt it was just too strong a scene for so early in the film. As a result, the filmmakers cut the sex scene short and extended a non-contentious shot of Laura and Martin stepping out of frame in
order to finish the sequence satisfactorily.
Slender Man is a 2018 USA horror by Sylvain White.
Starring Joey King, Javier Botet and Annalise Basso.
The distributors cut several major scenes at the lost moment because they feared a politically correct backlash after the family of a victim claimed the film was distasteful. These significant cuts rendered the film nonsensical. The resulting cut
theatrical version was MPAA PG-13 rated in the US an 15 rated in the UK.
Slender Man tells the story of a tall, thin, horrifying figure with unnaturally long arms and a featureless face, who is reputed to be responsible for the haunting and disappearance of countless children and teens.
UK: The cut US Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for sustained threat, strong horror for:
Slender Man, as released in theaters, is not a complete movie. While originally the producers developed a much darker take on the character, we're told that Screen Gems' mandate was that it should be PG-13. The target was and always has been
However insiders tell us that Sony/Screen Gems were succumbing to fear of a PC backlash that started when the father of the girl who stabbed her classmate called it distasteful. 2018 isn't exactly the year of reason, and the studio was scared
into back peddling their horror film.
Our sources confirm that several major scenes from the film were completely removed by the studio leading up to this past weekend's release. Slender Man, as presented to audiences, isn't a complete film; many of the striking scenes that were
teased in the first trailer, like one of the characters stabbing her eyes out, or another ripping her tongue out after encountering Slender Man in the woods, are completely missing from the film.
Slugs is a 1988 Spain / USA Sci-Fi horror by Juan Piquer Simón (as JP Simon).
Starring Michael Garfield, Kim Terry and Philip MacHale.
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1989 and 1993. Uncut since 18 rated 2009 DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Summary review: Awesome production
People are dying mysteriously and gruesomely, and nobody has a clue what the cause is. Only health worker Mike Brady has a possible solution, but his theory of killer slugs is laughed at by the authorities. Only when the body count begins to rise
and a slug expert from England begins snooping around does it begin to look like Mike had the right idea after all.
Slugs has good gory effects and an awesome production. But there are some ridiculous things. The acting is very caricaturist, the music tries to be dramatic but ends up being annoying and exaggerated.
UK: Passed 18 uncut with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
The Slumber Party Massacre is a 1982 US horror by Amy Holden Jones. With Michelle Michaels, Robin Stille and Michael Villella.
Uncut for cinema but cut by the BBFC for VHS. Uncut on DVD.
Summary Notes: A Bit of Fun
An eighteen-year-old high school girl is left at home by her parents and she decides to have a slumber party. Meanwhile, a murderer of five people with a propensity for power tools has escaped and is at large, and eventually makes his way to the
party, where the guests begin experiencing an attrition problem, with only a new girl to help them.
Like all good horror movies of the period, The Slumber Party Massacre aims to provide us with two things; mild titillation though its utterly shameless use of female nudity and cheap thrills though its corny murder moments. While the latter
is hardly on a par with many slashers, it is a bit of fun. Some of the murders are quite inventive, if a little sparing on the gore.
As far as the nudity goes, the premise dictates a fairly abundant use of boobs and thighs. This is not to everyone's taste but, if you've read this far with a smile on your face, I'm pretty sure it's the film for you.
UK: Passed 18 uncut with previous cuts waived for:
Slumber Party Massacre II is a 1987 US comedy horror by Deborah Brock.
With Crystal Bernard, Jennifer Rhodes and Kimberly McArthur.
Banned by the BBFC in 1988 after an extensive cuts list was refused. Not released in the UK since. In the US it exists in a Theatrical R rated version, and an Extended Version which is MPAA Unrated
Summary Review: Amusing Enough
More of a comic vein than its predecessor and now in a musical setting.
The weapon of choice is an electric guitar cum electric drill. The death scenes are very twisted with the killer playing guitar and singing as he kills his victims.
A favourite scene of mine involves death by acne. One of the central characters is actually engulfed by a rapid growing zit, until it pops all over the protagonist and she is presumed dead - that is until she walks through the front
door about 10 minutes later.
The over-the-topness seems to be amusing enough. For bad movie fans, that is.
US: An extended version is uncut and MPAA unrated for:
2017 Shout! Factory Double Feature [Slumber Party Massacre II + III, both Theatrical + Extended] (RA) Blu-ray
at US Amazon
The distributors preferred a cut U rated version and 10 days later the BBFC rating was changed to a cut PG.
The BBFC commented further in its annual report covering 2018:
We would have rated the animated comedy Smallfoot PG for a use of crap, but the distributor chose to replace the offending term and we passed it at U, with ratings info of very mild threat, rude humour, language.
Australia: Released PG uncut for Mild coarse language for home video
The Smuggler is a 1980 Italy crime action drama thriller by Lucio Fulci.
With Fabio Testi, Ivana Monti and Guido Alberti.
Uncut for pre-cert video. Cut by the BBFC for 1987 VHS. Cuts waived for 2014 DVD. Uncut in the US
Cigarette smugglers in Naples run into problems with cocaine operations being set up by a rival smuggler. Full of violence, including a women's face being burned off with a blow torch and a graphic rape scene.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong gory violence, sexual violence, very strong language with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
At 41 mins - Stabbing with nail was reduced to a minimum necessary for dialogue incrimination of Marsigliese. Cuts included brief close up on boat when man stabs another man with nail and twists it in his arm.
At 46 mins - A scene showing a drug courier being burnt with a Bunsen burner has almost entirely been deleted. All sight of the burning of Ingrid's face was removed.
At 48 mins - Blood splash from shot man before he falls on woman's corpse was removed. Murolo is killed with 3 shots in the uncut version but this is reduced to one.
At 49 mins - At racecourse, sight of gun pushed deep into man's mouth and the exit wound from back of head was removed.
At 51 mins - Both facial close ups of mutilated corpses in Perlante's house were removed.
At 66 mins - close ups of man's throat shot out were removed, resuming on back of head.
At 67 mins - close ups of bullets tearing off face & scalp were removed.
At 70 mins - Horsefall on TV was removed.
At 77 mins - All dialogue references to anal rape of Luca's wife were removed. The scene cut away after the line "Wait Luca, it's not finished yet". So all nudity was deleted too.
At 82 mins - After man shoots out of phonebooth at man in raincoat, second bullet impact wound in man and the following closer impact shot with blood spurt as man's chest is blown away were removed.
At 83 mins - Shooting of Marsigliese was reduced to establish his death only. The sadism of the shooting into garbage around him was removed.