Film Cuts and Bans

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News Thursday 17th August...

BBFC CutsCuts and Bans Funnyman Blu-ray
Shopping: Funny Man
1994 UK comedy horror by Simon Sprackling, previously cut by the BBFC, set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 4th September 2017
BBFC NewsBBFC Daily Poster Eat Locals 2017 Jason Flemyng
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
It, The Untamed, Funny Man

News Wednesday 16th August...

BBFC NewsBBFC Daily Poster Finding Your Feet 2018 Richard Loncraine
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Attack of the Killer Donuts, Evil Within, The Ghoul, Southern Fury
MPAAMPAA Weekly Poster Hazlo Como Hombre 2017 Nicols Lpez
Weekly US Ratings from the MPAA
Latest classification decisions
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 50th Anniversary Blu-ray
Shopping: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 50th Anniversary
1966 Italy / Spain / West Germany western adventure by Sergio Leone just released on US Blu-ray

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The British Board of Film Classifications are the state designated censors of all video media sold in the UK.

The BBFC are also the cinema censors, but in this capacity, the ultimate decision rests with local councils. BBFC certificates though are generally accepted by the local authorities.

In recent years the BBFC has done a very good in making their decisions accessible to all.
See www.bbfc.co.uk

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Comparing European Classifications:

See comparisons from kijkwijzer.nl
 

 

BBFC Podcast

 
August 2017 Podcast 70 Game of Thrones
July 2017 Podcast 69 Jump Scares
June 2017 Podcast 68 Suicide Squad & Superheros
May 2017 Podcast 67 Remakes of cartoons Part 2
April 2017 Podcast 66 Remakes of cartoons Part 1
March 2017 Podcast 65 Classifying cartoons
Feb 2017 Podcast 64 Star Wars
Jan 2017 Podcast 63 Stranger Things/The Goonies
December 2016 Podcast 62 David Austin Q&A
November 2016 Podcast 61 Diamonds are Forever
November 2016 Podcast 60 Scream
October 2016 Podcast 59 Drug misuse
October 2016 Podcast 58 Labyrinth & Zootroplis
September 2016 Podcast 57 Something Wild
August 2016 Podcast 56 Victim (1971)
July 2016 Podcast 55 Victim (1961)
July 2016 Podcast 54 Spoilers
June 2016 Podcast 53 Macbeth (1971)
June 2016 Podcast 52 Gremlins
June 2016 Podcast 51 Romeo and Juliet (1968)
May 2016 Podcast 50 The Exorcist
May 2016 Podcast 49 The Life of Brian
April 2016 Podcast 48 The Good the Bad & the Ugly
April 2016 Podcast 47 Monty Python's Holy Grail
March 2016 Podcast 46 Natural Born Killers
March 2016 Podcast 45 The Hunger Games
March 2016 Podcast 44 Goblet of Fire
February 2016 Podcast 43 Saturday Night Fever
February 2016 Podcast 42 MPAA speak about piracy
January 2016 Podcast 41 The Lovely Bones
January 2016 Podcast 40 Texas Chainsaw Massacre
December 2015 Podcast 39 Rebel Without a Cause
December 2015 Podcast 38 Jaws
November 2015 Podcast 37 Borderline Decisions
November 2015 Podcast 36 Alien
November 2015 Podcast 35 Temple of Doom
October 2015 Podcast 34 Part 2 Sci-Fi Films
Sept 2015 Podcast 34 Part 1 Sci-Fi Films
Sept 2015 Podcast 33 Bedazzled (1967)
Sept 2015 Podcast 32 Classifying Discrimination 2
August 2015 Podcast 32 Classifying Discrimination 1
August 2015 Podcast 31 Historic Annual Reports
July 2015 Podcast 30 Django
June 2015 Podcast 29 Superhero films
April 2015 Podcast 28 James Ferman Part 2
March 2015 Podcast 27 Classifying Comedy
January 2015 Podcast 26 James Ferman Part 1
November 2014 Podcast 25 The Into Film Festival
October 2014 Podcast 24 Stephen Murphy
August 2014 Podcast 23 International Classification
July 2014 Podcast 22 Tone
June 2014 Podcast 21 John Trevelyan
April 2014 Podcast 20 Suicide and self harm
March 2014 Podcast 19 Mobile Internet Classification
January 2014 Podcast 18 Guidelines Update 2014
December Podcast 17 Classifying Anime
November Podcast 16 Behind the Scenes
September Podcast 15 Protecting Children
August Podcast 14 Other Classification Issues
July Podcast 13 The BBFC Archives
May Podcast 12 Bollywood and Reality Video
March Podcast 11 The Guidelines
Jan 2013: Podcast 10 Childnet & FACT
Dec 2012: Podcast 9 Imitable Techniques

 
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List of Cuts: Blasphemy
List of Cuts: Exorcist Films
List of Cuts: Friday the 13th Films
List of Cuts: Halloween Films
List of Cuts: Hammer Horror
List: Hardcore 18s
List of Cuts: Ilsa Films
List of Cuts: Nightmare on Elm Street Films
List of Cuts: Saw Films
Detailed Cuts: A Serbian Film
List of Cuts: Texas Chainsaw Films
 

Cutting Edge
 

Cutting Edge: Enter the Dragon

The Angels' Share

 

46: Enter the Dragon 31st July 2017
45: The Angels' Share 31st May 2017
44: Spider-Man Films and 12A 31st March 2017
43: 2 Fast 2 Furious 31st January 2017
42: Temple of Doom 31st December 2016
41:Bound 30th November 2016
40: Hellraiser Special Edition 31st October 2016
39: Straw Dogs 30th September 2016
38: Predator 2 31st August 2016
37: Tango and Cash 31st July 2016
36: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 30th June 2016
35: Basic Instinct Special Edition 1st June 2016
34: Cutthroat Island 30th April 2016
33: Lethal Weapon 2 31st March 2016
32: The Hunger Games 29th February 2016
31: xXx Films 28th January 2016
30: Strange Days Special Edition 30th December 2015
29: Batman Forever 21st December 2015
28: Mirrors 14th December 2015
27: Hard Target 26th November 2015
26: The Rundown 29th October 2015
25: Doctor Who Special Edition 17th Sep 2015
24: The Equalizer 19th August 2015
23: The Mummy Series 16th July 2015
22: Eraser 14th June 2015
21: The Frighteners 21st May 2015
20: RoboCop Special Edition May 2015
18: Taken 2 April 2015
18: Sleeping with the Enemy March 2015
17: Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer February 2015
16: Hot Shots! and Part Deux January 2015
15: Die Hard Special Edition December 2014
14: Lethal Weapon November 2014
13: Point Break October 2014
12: True Lies September 2014
11: Casino Royale August 2014
10: Da Vinci Code/Angels & Demons
July 2014
9: The Rock June 2014
8: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves May 2014
7: Terminator 2 April 2014
6: Steven Seagal Special March 2014
5: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
4: Scream
3: Cliffhanger
2: The Woman in Black
1: Tomorrow Never Dies
 
Quick Trims
 
34 Family Guy Season 7 August 2017
33 The Rookie May 2017
32 Universal Soldier: The Return March 2017
31 The Art of War January 2017
30 Big Mamma's House May 2016
29 Scoobie Doo: The Movie April 2016
28 Secondhand Lions March 2016
27 Cobra February 2016
26 Fast & Furious January 2016
25 Presumed Innocent November 2015
24 Transsiberian October 2015
23 Face/Off August 2015
22 Kindergarten Cop July 2015
21 Mystery Men June 2015
20: Stay April 2015
19: Left Behind March 2015
18: Hard Boiled December 2014
17: The Burning October 2014
16: Romeo Must Die September 2014
15: Jack Reacher August 2014
14: Daybreakers August 2014
13: Commando on YouTube
12: Angel Eyes on YouTube
11: Daredevil on YouTube
10: Men in Black on YouTube
9: Street Fighter on YouTube
8: Braveheart on YouTube
7: Drop Zone on YouTube
6: Maximum Risk on YouTube
5: Bridget Jones's Diary on YouTube
4: Judge Dredd on YouTube
3: The Matrix on YouTube
2: Thunderball on YouTube
1: In the Line of Fire on YouTube
 
Genre Cuts:  James Bond Films
Detailed Cuts: GoldenEye
Detailed Cuts: Licence to Kill
 
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Recent BBFC News

   
BBFC NewsBBFC Daily

15th Aug
Batman & Harley Quinn DVDBlu-rayCombo
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Despite the Night, Erik the Conqueror, Living Dark
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans Freebie and the Bean Blu-ray
Shopping: Freebie and the Bean
1974 USA action crime comedy by Richard Rush, cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray
BBFC NewsBBFC Weekly

14th Aug
DVD front cover
Weekly UK Adult Ratings from the BBFC
80% of R18s cut by the BBFC this week
BBFC NewsBBFC Daily Blood Simple DVD
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Blood Simple, Tonight She Comes
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans Dreamscape Blu-ray
Shopping: Dreamscape
Update: 1984 USA action Sci-Fi horror by Joseph Ruben just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray in the cut US PG-13 version
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans Re-Animator
Shopping: Re-Animator
1985 US horror film by Stuart Gordon with a rich history of censorship just released on US Blu-ray
BBFC NewsBBFC Daily

13th Aug
Poster Goon Last of the Enforcers 2017 Jay Baruchel
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Angel of Death. The Handmaiden, Life
Video NastiesVideo Nasties Anthropophagus Blu-ray
Shopping: Anthropophagus
1980 Italian video nasty by Joe D'Amato just released on UK Blu-ray
BBFC NewsBBFC Daily

12th Aug
Poster Annabelle 2 2017 David F Sandberg
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Annabelle: Creation, Black Forest, Capture Kill Release, Evil Ed
BBFC NewsFriday the 13th Friday the 13th Part 2
Shopping: Friday the 13th Part 2
1981 USA horror mystery thriller by Steve Miner just released on US DVD
BBFC NewsBBFC Daily

11th Aug
Poster Die Mitte Der Welt 2016 Jakob M Erwa
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Unhinged
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans Pieces Deluxe Edition Blu-ray
Shopping: Pieces Deluxe Edition
1982 horror mystery by Juan Piquer Simon set for UK Blu-ray release on 28th August 2017 with 2 versions
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans Psycho 2 Blu-ray
Shopping: Psycho 2
1983 USA horror mystery thriller by Richard Franklin just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans Poster Emoji Movie 2017 Tony Leondis
The Emoji Movie
BBFC suggest cuts for a U rating lest the little sentiments get all offended
BBFC NewsBBFC Weekly

10th Aug
R18 Story
Weekly UK Adult Ratings from the BBFC
No cuts or R18 releases this week
BBFC NewsBBFC Daily shark week
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Latest classification decisions
MPAAMPAA Weekly Poster Blade Runner 2049 2017 Denis Villeneuve
Weekly US Ratings from the MPAA
Latest classification decisions
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans The Devil's Brigade
Shopping: The Devil's Brigade
1968 USA action war drama by Andrew V McLaglen, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans Cable Guy Full Screen
The Cable Guy
Previous BBFC cuts waived for 2017 home video
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs DVD
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
BBFC's latest from their archive discusses 1937 cuts
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans

6th Aug
The Stendhal Syndrome Blu-rayCombo
Shopping: The Stendhal Syndrome
1996 Italy giallo by Dario Argento, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US DVD/Blu-ray Combo
MPAAMPAA Weekly

5th Aug
Poster La Vida Inmoral De La Pareja Ide 2016 Manolo Caro
Weekly US Ratings from the MPAA
Latest classification decisions
Video NastiesVideo Nasties Visiting Hours Blu-rayCombo
Shopping: Visiting Hours
1982 Canadan video nasty by Jean-Claude Lord set for UK DVD/Blu-ray Combo release on 18th September 2017 with previous BBFC cuts waived
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans The Reckoning Blu-rayCombo
Shopping: The Reckoning
1969 UK drama by Jack Gold set for UK Blu-ray release on 21st August 2017 with previous BBFC cuts waived
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans Just Before Dawn Blu-ray
Shopping: Just Before Dawn
1981 USA horror thriller by Jeff Lieberman, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray
BBFC NewsBBFC News Game of Thrones - Season 1-6 DVD
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: BBFC Podcast 70: Game of Thrones
The BBFC get all coy about describing the classification issues wih the Battle of Bastards
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans

4th Aug
edge family guy
Family Guy: Season 7
Gavin Salkeld's Quick Trims reveals the BBFC cuts to a commentary track on ths DVD extras
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans The Lost City Of Z DVD
Shopping: Lost City of Z
2016 USA action historical biography by James Gray just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray in a version cut for a US PG-13 rating
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans Cold Blooded Beast Blu-ray
Shopping: Cold Blooded Beast
1971 Italy horror mystery thriller by Fernando Di Leo, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu: The Complete Sixth Season
Lego Ninjago Season 6
BBFC category cuts required for one episode of a children's cartoon
BBFC NewsEnter the Dragon

31st Jul
Enter the Dragon
Season 3: Episode 46: Enter the Dragon
Bruce Lee vs the BBFC: Gavin Salkeld reveals the heroes and villains
BBFC NewsBBFC Weekly DVD front cover
Weekly UK Adult Ratings from the BBFC
BBFC spouting shite about this week's silly cuts
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans The Demons Blu-ray
Shopping: The Demons
1973 France / Portugal horror by Jesus Franco set for UKBlu-ray release on 23rd October 2017 with the longer Original Version
Video NastiesVideo Nasties Don't Look in the Basement/Don't Look in the Basement 2
Shopping: Don't Look in the Basement/Don't Look in the Basement 2
1973 US video nasty by SF Brownrigg just released on US Blu-ray
BBFC NewsBBFC Weekly

28th Jul
DVD front cover
Weekly UK Adult Ratings from the BBFC
Latest censorship decisions
MPAAMPAA Weekly Poster Generational Sins 2017 Spencer T Folmar
Weekly US Ratings from the MPAA
Latest classification decisions
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans Seduction
Shopping: Seduction
1973 Italy romance by Fernando Di Leo, cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans The Unholy DVD
Shopping: The Unholy
1988 USA horror by Camilo Vila, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans

23rd Jul
Hide and Go Shriek Blu-rayCombo
Shopping: Hide and Go Shriek
1988 USA horror thriller by Skip Schoolnik, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK DVD/Blu-ray Combo
BBFC NewsBBFC News

20th Jul
Deadpool DVD
Deadheads vs Deadpool
BBFC outline the most whinged about decisions of the year
MPAAMPAA Weekly Poster American Satan 2017 Ash Avildsen
Weekly US Ratings from the MPAA
Latest classification decisions
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans Blood Diner Blu-ray
Shopping: Blood Diner
1987 USA comedy horror by Jackie Kong set for UK Blu-ray release on 28th August 2017 with previous BBFC cuts waived
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans Curse Of The Crimson Altar
Shopping: Curse Of The Crimson Altar
1968 UK horror by Vernon Sewell, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US DVD
BBFC NewsBBFC News

18th Jul
bbfc 2016
The Preferred Internet Censor
BBFC publishes its Annual Report covering 2016
BBFC NewsBBFC Weekly R18 Story
Weekly UK Adult Ratings from the BBFC
Nearly a blank week this week
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans George Romero Between Night And Dawn Limited Edition Blu-ray
Shopping: George Romero Between Night And Dawn
set of the early works of George Romero set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 23rd October 2017
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans I Drink Your Blood Blu-ray
Shopping: I Drink Your Blood
1970 USA horror by David E Durston just released for the first time on UK Blu-ray
BBFC CutsCuts and Bans The Hunting Party Blu-ray
Shopping: The Hunting Party
1971 USA / UK action western drama by Don Medford, cut in the US and UK, just released on US Blu-ray

Previous BBFC News

   
Video NastiesVideo Nasties

16th Jul
Shopping: Contamination
1980 Italian video nasty by Luigi Cozzi just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray
   


BBFC News
 BBFC News: Latest
 MPAA News:  Latest
 BBFC Guidelines 2014 to Present, 2009 to 2014, 2005 to 2009, 2000 to 2005
 The Classification Framework Structure for internet and mobile phone content (offsite)
 Policy at the BBFC News, updates and clarifications
 Blasphemy at the BBFC News and censored films on the subject of blasphemy and religious offence
 Dare Devils at the BBFC by Rob Stone (September 2006)
 Appeal against BBFC cuts to Last House on the Left (June 2002)
 The Professionals: A Hiding to Nothing BBFC hassle over opening locks with a credit card (Feb 2002)
 Snuff Movies The Making of an urban legend (June 1999)

BBFC People  David Cooke Director of the BBFC: 2004 - present
 Quentin Thomas President of the BBFC: 2002-2012
 Robin Duval Director of the BBFC: 1999-2004
 Andreas Whittam Smith President of the BBFC: 1997-2002
 Moralist Censor and Convicted Criminal John Taylor, Vice President of the BBFC: 1998 2008
 Rating Games for a Living Interview with Sue Clark (May 2008)
 Jan Chambers Recently resigned examiner writes for the Guardian (Aug 2002)
 Jim Barratt film examiner outlines changes after Ferman retired


Legalisation of R18 Hardcore  Chapter 1: Jacking Off the Censor Hardcore snippets temporarily got BBFC approval in 1997
 Chapter 2: Makin' Whoopee in Summer 1998
 Chapter 3: Rumours of a Return to Porn in November/December 1998
 Chapter 4: Porn is In & Out & In & Out Again the state of play in January 1999
 Chapter 5: The Video Appeals Committee Forcing the BBFC to respect the law, May 1999
 Chapter 6: Censoring Safer Sex Discrimination at the BBFC. May 1999
 Chapter 7: Hiding Behind Children Giving up on obscenity and using concern for children, July 1999
 Chapter 8: The VAC R18 Appeal Report from the VAC Appeal, July 1999
 Chapter 9: An Appealing Victory Video Appeals Committee judgment allows hardcore, August 1999
 Chapter 10: The Censor and the State BBFC seek Judicial review, winter 1999/2000
 Chapter 11: Judicial Review Confirms Legality of Hardcore: Spring & Summer 2000
 Chapter 12: More Sex Shops Required according to Andreas Whittam Smith, November 2000
 Chapter 13: The Legalisation of Hardcore: A recap 1997-2000

 


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