MVD announces that its forthcoming Blu-ray will be uncut after previous BBFC cuts have been waived
|3rd March 2021 |
See article from animenewsnetwork.com
Paranoia Agent is a 2004 Japan TV animation horror
Starring Sh˘z˘ ╬zuka,Toshihiko, Seki,Michael, McConnohie
Seemingly unconnected citizens of Tokyo are
targeted for bludgeoning by a boy with a golden baseball bat. As detectives try to link the victims, they discover that following the assaults, the victims' lives have improved in some way.
The previous DVD release of Paranoia Agent
was notably censored by the BBFC when in 2006 they demanded cuts to an adults only rated episode featuring a hanging scene depicting an unsuccessful attempt by a young girl to hang herself.
Now the distributor MVD has just tweeted that an April
19th 2021 Blu-ray will be uncut:
We're happy to announce our upcoming Collector's Edition Blu-Ray release of Satoshi Kon's Paranoia Agent will be fully uncut!
Previous BBFC cuts from 2006
See article from animenewsnetwork.com
The BBFC requested the
compulsory cut to the eighth part of Paranoia Agent, called Happy Family Planning. This a mostly self-contained story, a macabre black comedy. The story involves three people who meet online, intending to kill themselves together. Two of the trio are
adult men, but they're shocked to realise the third person is a preteen girl, who seems to regard suicide as a game.
In one scene, the three characters try to hang themselves in the mountain. In the unedited episode, the girl is
shown bouncing happily up and down with the rope around her neck, chanting Swing! Swing! (finally, she breaks the tree branch, sending them all tumbling). However, this scene, lasting 80 seconds, was cut entirely from the UK DVD of the episode, following
the ruling by the BBFC.
Responding to inquiries about the cut in the past, the BBFC has made its reasoning clear. Although the relevant DVD was rated 18, the BBFC still judged that the scene of a child enjoying being hanged was
irresponsible and harmful, and that underage children could be influenced by the scene.
|1st February 2021
Revisiting the original US and UK censor cuts and reviewing the uncut restoration
See article from
The British board of film censors bans the video nasty re-release of The Gestapo's Last Orgy
26th January 2021
The Gestapo's Last Orgy is a 1977 Italian prison film by Cesare Canevari.
With Adriano Micantoni, Daniela Poggi and Maristella Greco.
In the tradition of THE NIGHT PORTER, SALON KITTY and
SALO only far more depraved comes perhaps the most notorious Nazisploitation epic of them all: Daniela Levy stars as a beautiful young death camp prisoner forced into a nightmare of brutality, torment and sexual degradation. But will a Commandant's
vilest urge trigger her ultimate vengeance? Marc Loud co-stars in this fetid slice of filth-strudel
The BBFC has just banned a Blu-ray re-release of the notable Video Nasty The Gestapo's Last Orgy. The video was banned as a video
nasty in 1984 and has never been released in the UK since. The video is available uncut in the US though.
The BBFC seems to be embracing more politically correct language in its rating explanations and consumer advice lately, so it is getting hard
to distinguish the reasoned explanation form exaggeration and propaganda. Anyway the BBFC explained the ban as follows:
THE GESTAPO'S LAST ORGY is an Italian exploitation film, from 1977, in which a Jewish
woman revisits the site of a concentration camp in which she was formerly imprisoned and subjected to torture, terrorisation, humiliation and sexual violence.
BBFC Guidelines state that: As a last resort, the BBFC may refuse to
classify a work --.where a central concept of the work is unacceptable, such as a sustained focus on rape, other non-consensual sexually violent behaviour or sadistic violence.
THE GESTAPO'S LAST ORGY is largely composed of scenes
of strong sadistic violence, humiliation, degradation and non-consensual sexual activity, including rape, all of which occurs within a clearly anti-Semitic context. Its central concept is therefore unacceptable, and the sadistic and sexually abusive
material it contains is too pervasive to be effectively addressed by cuts.
Accordingly, the BBFC has refused classification to this work.
Offsite Comment: Still Too
Outrageous For Britain's Censors
27th January 2021. See article from reprobatepress.com
The very idea that a
work of fiction -- a very clear work of fiction -- can somehow deprave and corrupt an otherwise normal person (and make no mistake, the idea of corruption is one of unbalancing the normal individual, not tipping an already morally disturbed individual
over the edge) is one that belongs in a past that we have long left behind. There's no scientific evidence to back it up, and the whole idea belongs more to the enforcement of morality -- the prevention of bad ideas entering the public sphere -- than
stopping actual harm to anyone.
Read the full article from reprobatepress.com
2010 Serbia adult horror by Srdjan Spasojevic, heavily cut by the BBFC just released uncut on US DVD
|26th January 2021 |
A Serbian Film is a 2010 Serbia adult horror by Srdjan Spasojevic.
With Srdjan Todorovic and Sergej Trifunovic.
The BBFC cut 4:12s from the UK release. Uncut in the US but there is also a US version with a minute missing. An MPAA Unrated Director's Cut was released in the US in 2021. Banned in Australia, New Zealand, Germany and Norway. The film
was also banned from a festival screening in Spain,
And for comparison, Denmark and Sweden classified the movie as a 15; in France the uncut version was awarded an 18 certificate. The film was temporarily banned in Brazil but was later passed 18
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
See also full entry for Video Hits: A Serbian Film
- 2021 Unearthed Records (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 19th January 2021
- 2021 Unearthed Records R1 DVD
at US Amazon #ad released on 19th January 2021
NOT ALL FILMS HAVE A HAPPY ENDING
Milos, a retired adult film actor, leads a normal family life with his wife Maria and six-year old son Petar in tumultuous
Serbia, trying to make ends meet. A sudden call from his former colleague Layla will change everything. Aware of his financial problems, Layla introduces Milos to Vukmir - a mysterious, menacing and politically powerful figure in the adult film business.
A leading role in Vukmir's production will provide financial support to Milos and his family for the rest of their lives. A contract insists on his absolute unawareness of a script they will shoot. From then on, Milos is drawn into a maelstrom of
unbelievable cruelty and mayhem devised by his employer, the 'director' of his destiny. Vukmir and his cohorts will stop at nothing to complete his vision. In order to escape the living cinematic hell he's put into, and save his family's life, Milos will
have to sacrifice everything - his pride, his morality, his sanity, and maybe even his own life.
SPECIAL FEATURES In Serbian/Croatian (Serbocroation) with English subtitles Commentary with Srdjan Spasojevic and
Stephen Biro Commentary with Joe Lynch and Adam Green of the Movie Crypt Behind the Scenes of A Serbian Exhibition Q&A With Srdjan Spasojevic and Jelena Gavrilovi Q&A from Brussels International Fantastic Film