The X Files: Fight the Future is a 1998 USA Sci-Fi mystery thriller by Rob Bowman. With David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson and John Neville.
Exists in a Theatrical and an Extended Version
UK: The Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for moderate bloody violence and horror for:
2013 20th Century Fox [Theatrical + Extended Version] RB Blu-ray at UK
From IMDB. The video release has additional footage not shown in the theatrical release:
In the opening scene you now see more of the alien. In the theatrical release we see it fight off one of the cavemen, killing it, and the other caveman gets up to see it lying on the ground draining out the black blood (or what fans know as black
oil). In the video release, we see it run off after it kills one of the cavemen, and when the other caveman gets up, he tracks it down and then kills it using the broken end of his torch.
In the scene with Mulder talking to the Well Manicured
Man in the car, he reveals to Mulder that Samantha, Mulder's sister, was abducted by aliens at the request of her father, William Mulder, so she could be part of the colonization project, thus ensuring her survival in the colonization of Earth by the
visitors. Also revealed is that when plans went awry, Mulder was intended, by his father, to seek the truth and reveal what had been done.
There is also an added scene in the video release with Mulder running down the street after the hospital
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for moderate bloody violence and horror for:
2013 20th Century Fox [Theatrical + Extended Version] RB Blu-ray at UK
The X-files Season 4 Episode 2: Home is a 1996 USA Sci-Fi mystery TV
episode by Kim Manners. Starring David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson and Tucker Smallwood.
Episode 2: Home was cut by US TV censors prior to broadcast, and this cut
version has been the official worldwide TV release ever since. The uncut version is generally available on home video releases as an alternative version.
Scully and Mulder
investigate the death of a newborn child found in a shallow grave on the outskirts of a small town. Mulder loves the locale and thinks it's small-town America at its best. It even has a sheriff by the name of Andy Taylor. Sheriff Taylor is highly
reluctant to investigate the family nearest where the baby was found however. He tells the agents that the three brothers who live there are all simple, the product of generations of inbreeding in the Peacock family. When the Sheriff is killed, all
evidence points to the Peacocks and the FBI agents are shocked at what they find in the house.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
2004 Twentieth Century Fox [cut + uncut version] R2 DVD at UK Amazon
1997 Twentieth Century Fox [cut + uncut version] R2 DVD
UK: A cut version was passed 15 for moderate violence without further BBFC cuts for:
2015 Twentieth Century Fox Complete Seasons 1-9 R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
Thanks to David, November 2017: Episode 2 mutated
I have revisited the first 9 series of X-Files. They were shown in widescreen recently on on Netflix, but Netflix showed the audio censored network version of the
highly controversial episode from Season 4 called Home. This features inbred mutant like creatures burying an infant (a product of incest) at the start of the episode.
The baby's cries and distress as it is buried alive are
clearly missing, thus conveying that it is being buried dead instead of alive. The original cries of distress had stirred American TV censors into muting the audio for official releases.
Also any buyer of the re-mastered Blu-ray
set should be warned that the first disks issues showed some mastering errors in Season 8, described as 'crushing of dark colours'.
Thanks to Nigel who notes
that the uncut version is widely available on DVD and Blu-ray as an extra:
All DVD and Blu-ray releases are uncut and offer the choice of the broadcast version or the original version. I have The X Files complete Blu-ray
boxset and it was one of the main bonuses that I had wanted Fox to port over from the DVD's. In the end they ported everything over which was good although the downside was no new HD bonus features.
The default setting is the
broadcast version but the alternative audio is available on all disc releases as a bonus feature.
Producer Simon Kinberg has spoken of plans for an Extended Cut. He said that the version will have 10 minutes of additional footage featuring Rogue. Kinberg called it the Rogue Cut , and said:
It's a big chunk, a
substantial part of the movie. We want to give (fans) the fullest picture of the film --- behind the camera , and in front of it, with the Rogue Cut and provide more of the process we went through.
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 12 uncut for moderate fantasy violence, infrequent strong language for:
Cut when submitted in 2003 with the following BBFC explanation: Cut required to sight of double handed blow to sides of head ("double ear clap") by Xena, on the grounds that it is a highly dangerous
and easily imitable blow performed by the heroine, occurs in a work with significant appeal to children
Xero is an aesthetic and gloomy trip into a world of lesbian erotic, eschaton phantasies and Japanese zen-tradition. It's a movie and a musical album of composers and producers Rockford Kabine. The movie derives it's effect from the
close liaison of pictures and sound. Artistic references are the works of Alejandro Jodorowsky and the Japanese Pink Film/Exploitation-genre, as well as the soundtracks of Ennio Morricone.
Passed 18 after 12:11s of BBFC cuts for:
UK 2011 4Digital/Redemption 2 Disc Collectors Edition R2 DVD
The BBFC commented:
Distributor chose to remove several sequences of explicit sexual detail (masturbation, oral sex and penetration) in order to achieve an 18 classification. An R18 without cuts available.
X-Ray is a 1981 USA horror thriller by Boaz Davidson. Starring Barbi Benton, Charles Lucia and Jon Van Ness.
A heavily pre-cut version was passed X without BBFC cuts for 1981 cinema
release. Rank subsequently released the same pre-cut version on pre-cert VHS in 1983. The 2015 Blu-ray release is the full length uncut version.
Slasher horror written and
directed by Boaz Davidson. 20 years after humiliating a young boy named Howard (Charles Lucia) on Valentine's Day, Susan (Barbi Benton) finds herself stalked by an anonymous figure during a routine visit to the hospital. Someone is roaming the hospital
disguised as a surgeon, murdering all the staff before Susan can be examined. But can she escape before being captured by her mysterious pursuer?
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, sexualised nudity for:
Xtro is a 1982 UK alien film by Harry Bromley Davenport. With Philip Sayer, Bernice Stegers and Danny Brainin.
No censors cuts but exists in two versions, The theatrical version with a
happy end, the video version with a downbeat end. The film was seized by police during the video nasties moral panic but no action was taken against the film.
Summary Review: Much to enjoy
If you can overlook its obviously low budget and tolerate the BBC Radiophonic Workshop-like synthesizer on the soundtrack, there's much to enjoy in XTRO. It's a simple tale of a family man returning to Earth after three
years in the company of aliens whose customs and ways of life he hasn't completely surrendered.
Fans of the gross and outrageous will enjoy the sight of a fully-grown man being literally reborn and the several
messy killings that further spice up this warped and somewhat disturbing British shocker. Although clearly inspired by Ridley Scott's Alien, XTRO actually bears more than a passing resemblance to Norman J.Warren's notorious Inseminoid, except things are
much nastier here.
UK: Presumably the Downbeat Ending Version was released uncut on pre-cert video for:
UK Spectrum VHS
The pre-cert Spectrum video release was caught up in the video nasties scare as it was seized in Manchester, Birmingham & Newcastle. The BBFC pointed out that they had passed it uncut and the seized
tapes were returned without getting listed on the official list
xXx is a 2002 USA action adventure by Rob Cohen. Starring Vin Diesel, Asia Argento and Marton Csokas.
Cut for a PG-13 rating in the US and further cut by the BBFC for a 12 rating. The uncut Director's Cut is available in the US on DVD. The UK Xtreme version of the Director's Cut suffers the same BBFC cuts as the UK Theatrical
Version. The BBFC noted though that it had waived its cuts and could have been released uncut. The 2017 Blu-ray features the cut US theatrical version, but now at least without the BBFC cut.
Xander "XXX" Cage is a thrill seeker who until now has been deemed untouchable by the law. NSA Agent Gibbons forces XXX to cooperate with the government to infiltrate an underground Russian crime ring, and avoid going to
prison. Gibbons sends XXX to enter this world of crime undetected where others have failed, using his natural athletic prowess and a whole lot of attitude. Xander must combat an organization led by a clever, ruthless and nihilistic Yorgi whose first
target is the city of Prague.
UK: The Xtreme Edition is the Director's Cut pre-cut by the distributor to tone down the
headbutt that was previously cut by the BBFC. This was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for moderate violence and drug references for:
UK 2005 Sony R2 DVD
The BBFC ironically noted that the headbutt cut was now waived anyway.
Note that UK video releases of The Xtreme Edition are nominally 15 rated but this is due to video extras rather than the main feature.
~8:00s Theatrical Version
UK: The cut US Theatrical Version was passed 12 without further BBFC cuts for strong language, moderate violence, drug references, sex references for:
xXx²: The Next Level is a 2005 USA action crime adventure by Lee Tamahori. Starring Ice Cube, Samuel L Jackson and Willem Dafoe.
BBFC advised category cuts were required for a 12A/12 rated 2005 cinema
release and home video. Uncut and PG-13 rated in the US.
Agent Augustus Gibbons has selected an imprisoned former US Navy SEAL Darius Stone, a new agent in the XXX program, travels to
Washington D.C., where they track a splinter faction of the U.S. military that attempts to overthrow the U.S. government and assassinate the President, led by Secretary of Defense and former 4-Star General George Deckert, Stone's former commanding
officer whom he once led a mutiny against. But he's been targeted for assassination by a radical splinter group of dissenters deep within the United States government. The new XXX agent must uncover the insurgents from within. It is the nation's only
hope to stop the first coup d'etat in American history.
UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence and one use of strong language
after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:
2005 Columbia/Tri-Star Home video
2005 cinema release titled XXX 2 - the Next Level
The BBFC commented:
During post-production, the distributor sought and was given advice on how to secure a 12A classification. Following this advice, a sequence early in the film in which a man is stabbed from behind
was changed prior to submission to remove detail of the knife emerging from his stomach. The submitted work was passed 12A without cuts.