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News Sunday 11th November...

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Shopping: The Boston Strangler
1968 USA crime mystery thriller by Richard Fleischer, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray/DVD Combo

News Saturday 10th November...

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The History Of Nudity In R-Rated Films. By Dirk Libbey
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Offsite Article: Reverse motion
As 6 major Hollywood studios become 5, a little speculation how the MPAA will cope with its shrinking budget
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Shopping: Zombie
1979 Italian video nasty by Lucio Fulci set for 40th Anniversary restoration US Blu-ray release on 27th November 2018
BBFC Cuts Cuts and Bans Phantasm Blu-ray
Shopping: Phantasm
1979 USA Sci-Fi horror fantasy by Don Coscarelli, cut for a US R rating, just released on US Blu-ray


Censor Cuts Index

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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.

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March 2018 Podcast 81 She's Gotta Have It/Girls
March 2018 Podcast 80 BFG and Paddington
February 2018 Podcast 79 Preacher an Supernatural
January 2018 Podcast 77 Get Out
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News Thursday 8th November...

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BBFC Cuts Cuts and Bans Blind Fury Blu-ray
Shopping: Blind Fury
1989 USA action crime comedy by Phillip Noyce just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD
BBFC Cuts Cuts and Bans Blood Harvest featuring Tiny Tim DVDBlu-rayCombo
Shopping: Blood Harvest
1987 USA horror by Bill Rebane just released on US Blu-ray/DVD Combo

News Wednesday 7th November...

MPAA MPAA Weekly Poster Capharnam 2018 Nadine Labaki
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MPAA MPAA News Poster Deadpool 2 2018 David Leitch
Once Upon a Deadpool
Children's version of Deadpool 2 rated PG-13 by the MPAA


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