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Shopping: Pink Flamingos...

1972 USA crime comedy horror by John Waters set for UK Blu-ray release on 25th July 2022 with previous cuts waived

Link Here13th May 2022
Pink Flamingos is a 1972 USA crime comedy horror by John Waters.
Starring Divine, David Lochary and Mary Vivian Pearce. Melon Farmers linkYoutube link BBFC link 2020 IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for varying amounts for an 18 rating between 1990 and 1999. Uncut and 18 rated for 2008 DVD but this was never released. Formally uncut and BBFC 18 rated for 2022 Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA NC-17 rated in the US.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for sexual violence, strong real sex, nudity:
  • 2022 Sony/Criterion Collection (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 25th July 2022

The BBFC agreed to an uncut 18 rated DVD release in 2008 but the release was cancelled. The BBFC commented in 2008 about the 3 cuts to be waived:

  • Probably the most difficult scene was the one featuring a man assaulting a woman with live chickens. However, a careful viewing of the scene suggested that the handling of the chickens, although rough, was no stronger than other scenes of animals being manhandled that had been passed in other films. Furthermore, although the chickens were killed, the killing was quick and clean and therefore not in breach of BBFC policy on animal cruelty.
  • The scene showing a man masturbating and injecting semen into a woman's vagina was grotesque and repulsive, rather than erotic. Although the Board had previously expressed concerns about the non-consensual nature of the scene, the datedness of the film and the lack of credibility of the scene, argued against intervention. With regard to the sexual violence in the scene, the Board's conclusion was that the scene was so over-the-top and so divorced from reality, that the likely response was disgust, shock and horror, rather than arousal.
  • The brief explicit fellatio could be justified by the wider context of the film, in that the whole purpose of the film was to shock, disgust and amuse (in a blackly comic fashion), rather than to arouse, and the explicitness of the image was important in creating the film's effect.

The BBFC's ratings info from 2022 reads:

nudity : There is focus on a man's dilating anus, in close-up detail. There is wider full nudity.

sex : There is a scene of unsimulated fellatio between a fictional mother and son. There are other strong sex scenes, as well as references to ejaculation, masturbation and troilism. A man's semen is seen, in close-up detail.

sexual violence and sexual threat : A man rapes a woman, while daubing her in chicken blood. After masturbating over her, a man artificially inseminates an unconscious female prisoner. A man exposes himself to schoolgirls.

other issues: In unsimulated footage, a woman puts dog excrement in her mouth. There is infrequent very strong language ('c**t'), regular strong language ('f**k', 'motherf**ker') and discriminatory terms such as 'fag', 'dyke' and 'queen'. A chicken is killed on-screen. Threat, gore and implied violence are strong. There is brief drug misuse.

Promotional Material

When a pair of sociopaths (MINK STOLE and DAVID LOCHARY) with a habit of kidnapping women in order to impregnate them attempt to challenge her title, Divine resolves to show them and the world the true meaning of the word filthy. Incest, cannibalism, shrimping, and film history's most legendary gross-out ending--Waters and his merry band of Dreamlanders leave no taboo unsmashed in this gleefully subversive ode to outsiderhood, in which camp spectacle and pitch-black satire are wielded in an all-out assault on respectability.



Shopping: Great Freedom...

2021 Austria/Germany gay drama by Sebastian Meise, with real sex, set for UK Blu-ray and DVD release on 6th June 2022

Link Here9th March 2022



Bad Luck Banging Or Loony Porn...

The BBFC notes that the 18 rated film contains strong real sex

Link Here23rd October 2021
Bad Luck Banging Or Loony Porn is a 2021 Romania/Luxembourg/Czech Republic/Croatia/Switzerland/UK comedy drama by Radu Jude
Starring Katia Pascariu, Claudia Ieremia and Olimpia Malai BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Emi, a school teacher, finds her career and reputation under threat after a personal sex tape is leaked on the Internet. Forced to meet the parents demanding her dismissal, Emi refuses to surrender to their pressure. Radu Jude (Aferim!) delivers an incendiary mix of unconventional form, irreverent humor and scathing commentary on hypocrisy and prejudice in our societies.

The film was passed 18 by the BBFC with the note that it contains string real sex. It seems that the real sex caused problems for US distribution so it was cut.


BBFC uncut
Original Version
run: 106m
pal: 102m
18UK: Passed 18 uncut with a BBFC trigger warning for strong real sex, nudity, sexually abusive behaviour, very strong language:
  • 2021 Sovereign Film Distribution Limited VoD
  • 2021 cinema release


US Version
cut: 20m
run: 86m
pal: 83m
MPAA UnratedUS: Cut for US theatrical distribution

From IMDb. To get a public screening in the U.S., the distributor of the film decided to remove 20 minutes of footage from the film. As a result, the film will run for only 86 minutes in U.S. screenings.



Shopping: Baise-Moi...

2000 France crime drama by Virginie Despentes and Coralie, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray and DVD

Link Here5th August 2021

Baise-moi is a 2000 France crime drama by Virginie Despentes and Coralie.
With RaffaŽla Anderson, Karen Lancaume, Cťline Beugnot. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 2001 cinema release and 2002 DVD, but uncut on 2013 DVD. The BBFC notes that the film contains real sex. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US. Banned in Australia
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Promotional Material

The shocking French thriller Baise-moi tells the story of two young women who go on a violent spree against a society in which they feel marginalized. One of them, Manu, is brutally raped by a group of savage thugs. The other, Nadine, sells her body but refuses to give up her soul. Chance unites them and together they decide to alter their destinies. Angry at the world, they embark on a twisted, rage-filled road trip, leaving a trail of mischief and dead bodies in their wake. Written and directed by Virginie Despentes (Bye Bye Blondie) and Coralie Trinh Thi from Despentes' novel, this raw, explosive film continues to stir controversy with its graphic mix of high-impact violence and explicit sex scenes.

Special Features:
-NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Kat Ellinger
-The Making of Baise-Moi: A Forty Minute Documentary Featuring Interviews with Directors Virginie Despentes, Coralie Trinh Thi and Stars Karen Bach, RaffaŽla Anderson
-Q&A Recording with the Directors
-Theatrical Trailer


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