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  Billions of Cuts...

Sky Atlantic's broadcast of Billions suffers significant subtitle censorship


Link Here 26th April 2017

Billions - Season 1 DVD Not sure if you were aware of this, but Tuesday 18th's premiere of Season 2, Episode 9 (Sic Transit Imperium) of Sky Atlantic's imported US Showtime drama BILLIONS , had a heavily censored subtitle track for Deaf/Hard of Hearing viewers added to it. Every single swear-word was edited.

Fuck became heck, frick, frig, screw, freak, crap Fucking became sucking, fricking, frigging, freaking, freaky, fracking Shit became stuff, hell, crap Pussy became punk Bullshit became bullspit Goddam became gosh-darn, full-blown (yes, really!) Motherfucker became money-grabber Fuck this became forget this

The only rude words that survived intact were crap and ass .

Whoever did that episode's subtitling clearly had an issue with all the adult language. I've never seen anything like this, since the 1980's/90's days of films on ITV (like ALIENS or DIE HARD).

 

 Shopping: Crimson...

1976 Spain/France horror by Juan Fortuny just released on UK DVD in the uncut and longer French version


Link Here 26th April 2017
Crimson DVD Crimson is a 1976 Spain/France horror by Juan Fortuny.
With Paul Naschy, Silvia Solar and Olivier Mathot. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 18 uncut for sexual violence, strong sex for:

  • 2017 Screenbound/Black House Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 17th April 2017
Censorship History
The English Version was cut in the US and was further cut by the BBFC for 1985 18 rated VHS. The BBFC cuts were later waived for 2004 DVD. The French uncut version was passed 18 by the BBFC for 2017 DVD

Promotional Material

When a robbery goes horribly wrong and their leader, Jack is shot in the head, a group of criminals go to extreme measures to save their friends life. With the help of a local doctor the gang devise a uniquely plan - to kill their worst enemy, throw his body in front of a train and use the brain from the severed head as a transplant! The operation is a success, all seems well...that is until the brains former owner starts living out his murderous past.

 

  Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC...

The Return of Swamp Thing, What Lies Within


Link Here 26th April 2017
filmFilm Cuts Cert Run Time BBFC decisions from 12 April 2017 to 13 April 2017

Berlin Syndrome

  berlin syndrome

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 116:22s Berlin Syndrome is a 2017 Australia thriller by Cate Shortland.
Starring Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt and Lucie Aron. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong threat, violence, injury detail, sex, sexualised nudity for:

  • 2017 cinema release
Summary Notes

While holidaying in Berlin, Australian photojournalist, Clare meets Andi, a charismatic local man and there is an instant attraction between them. A night of passion ensues. But what initially appears to be the start of a romance suddenly takes an unexpected and sinister turn when Clare wakes the following morning to discover Andi has left for work and locked her in his apartment. An easy mistake to make, of course, except Andi has no intention of letting her go again. Ever.

David Lynch: The Art Life

Poster David Lynch the Art Life 2016 Jon Nguyen and Rick Barnes  1 M

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 88:23s David Lynch: The Art Life is a 2016 USA / Denmark documentary by Jon Nguyen and Rick Barnes | 1 more credit ».
Starring David Lynch. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language for:

  • 2017 cinema release
Summary Notes

David Lynch takes us on an intimate journey through the formative years of his life. From his idyllic upbringing in small town America to the dark streets of Philadelphia, we follow Lynch as he traces the events that have helped to shape one of cinema's most enigmatic directors. David Lynch the Art Life infuses Lynch's own art, music and early films, shining a light into the dark corners of his unique world, giving audiences a better understanding of the man and the artist. As Lynch states "I think every time you do something, like a painting or whatever, you go with ideas and sometimes the past can conjure those ideas and color them, even if they're new ideas, the past colors them."

Handsome Devil

  handsome devil

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 94:52s Handsome Devil is a 2016 Ireland drama by John Butler.
Starring Fionn O'Shea, Nicholas Galitzine and Andrew Scott. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language for:

  • 2017 cinema release
Summary Notes

Ned and Conor are forced to share a bedroom at their boarding school. The loner and the star athlete at this rugby-mad school form an unlikely friendship until it's tested by the authorities.

The Other Side of Hope

 

Poster Toivon Tuolla Puolen 2017 Aki Kaurismki

BBFC uncut
uncut
12A 100:20s Toivon tuolla puolen is a 2017 Finland / Germany comedy drama by Aki Kaurismäki.
Starring Ville Virtanen, Kati Outinen and Tommi Korpela. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 12A uncut for moderate violence, racist behaviour for:

  • 2017 cinema release

Summary Notes

A poker-playing restaurateur and former traveling salesman befriends a group of refugees newly arrived from Finland.

filmCommunity Film Cuts Cert Run Time BBFC decisions from 12 April 2017 to 13 April 2017

Hebbuli

BBFC cut
category cuts
1:16s
12A 140:04s Hebbuli is a 2017 action drama by S Krishna and Rudresh M Gowda.
Starring Crazy Star V Ravichandran, Abhinaya Chakravarthy Kechchedeya Kichcha Sudeepa and Amala Paul. BBFC link

UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, threat after 1:16s of BBFC category cuts for:

  • 2017 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Distributor chose to remove sequences of strong violence and bloody detail in order to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available.

Lappan Chhappan

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 110:39s Lappan Chhappan is a 2017 action crime drama by Mukunda Bhatta.
Starring Dayahang Rai, Saugat Malla and Arpan Thapa. BBFC link

UK: Passed 15 uncut for very strong language, strong violence for:

  • 2017 cinema release

Noor

BBFC uncut
uncut
12A 116:31s Noor is a 2017 romance by Sunhill Sippy.
Starring Sunny Leone, Sonakshi Sinha and Purab Kohli. BBFC link

UK: Passed 12A uncut for moderate sex references, drug references, infrequent strong language for:

  • 2017 cinema release
videoFilm on DVD Cuts Cert Run Time BBFC decisions from 12 April 2017 to 13 April 2017

Cattle Queen of Montana

BBFC uncut
uncut
PG 84:34s Cattle Queen of Montana is a 1954 USA western by Allan Dwan.
Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Ronald Reagan and Gene Evans. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed PG uncut for infrequent moderate violence, mild threat for:

  • 2017 Screenbound Pictures [Full Frame] video

UK Censorship History

BBFC cuts were required for a U rated 1955 cinema release.

Summary Notes

The Jones family, about to prove claim to prime Montana land, is raided by renegade Indians in league with villainous neighbor McCord, who gets most of the stolen cattle. Two survivors are helped by college-educated chief's son Colorados. Now Sierra Nevada Jones must fight for her land against legal technicalities and assorted villains. Can she gain the help of McCord's hired gun, Farrell?

The Day of the Triffids

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 93:54s The Day of the Triffids is a 1963 UK Sci-Fi horror by Steve Sekely and Freddie Francis (uncredited).
Starring Nicole Maurey, Howard Keel and Janette Scott. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for moderate violence, horror for:

  • 2017 Screenbound Pictures video
Summary Notes

A shower of meteorites produces a glow that blinds anyone that looks at it. As it was such a beautiful sight, most people were watching, and as a consequence, 99% of the population go blind. In the original novel, this chaos results in the escape of some Triffids: experimental plants that are capable of moving themselves around and attacking people. In the film version, however, the Triffids are not experimental plants. Instead they are space aliens whose spores have arrived in an earlier meteor shower.

Film

Poster Film 1965 Alan Schneider

BBFC uncut
uncut
U 21:48s Film is a 1965 USA drama by Alan Schneider.
Starring Buster Keaton, Nell Harrison and James Karen. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed U uncut for no material likely to offend or harm for:

  • 2017 BFI Video [Full Frame] video
Summary Notes

A twenty-minute, almost totally silent film (no dialogue or music one 'shhh!') in which Buster Keaton attempts to evade observation by an all-seeing eye. But, as the film is based around Bishop Berkeley's principle 'esse est percipi' (to be is to be perceived), Keaton's very existence conspires against his efforts

Film: A Screen Play By Samuel Beckett

BBFC uncut
uncut
U 26:15s Film: A Screen Play By Samuel Beckett is a comedy drama by David Raynor Clark.
Starring Max Wall, Patricia Hayes and Richard Goolden. BBFC link

UK: Passed U uncut for no material likely to offend or harm for:

  • 2017 BFI Video [Full Frame] video

Free Fire

  Free Fire Blu-ray

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 86:33s Free Fire is a 2016 France / UK action crime drama by Ben Wheatley.
Starring Cillian Murphy, Brie Larson and Armie Hammer. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, language, drug misuse for:

There are no censorship issues with this release

Promotional Material

Justine (Brie Larson, Room) has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen (Cillian Murphy, Inception, Michael Smiley, Kill List) and a gang led by Vernon (Sharlto Copley, District 9) and Ord (Armie Hammer, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.) who are selling them a stash of guns. But when shots are fired in the handover, a heart stopping game of survival ensues.

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki

BBFC uncut
uncut
12 92:48s The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki is a drama by Juho Kuosmanen.
Starring Oona Airola, Eero Milonoff and Joonas Saartamo. BBFC link

UK: Passed 12 uncut for infrequent strong language for:

  • 2017 MUBI [Subtitled] video

Lion

Poster Lion 2016 Garth Davis

BBFC uncut
uncut
PG 113:27s Lion is a 2016 Australia / UK / USA drama by Garth Davis.
Starring Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed PG uncut for scenes of emotional intensity, mild threat for:

  • 2017 Entertainment in Video [Part Subtitled] video
Summary Notes

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

Additional Material:
  • Lion [Additional Material]

Long Shot

BBFC uncut
uncut
12 84:35s Long Shot is a 1978 UK drama by Maurice Hatton.
Starring Charles Gormley, Neville Smith and Ann Zelda. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 12 uncut for infrequent strong language, moderate sex references for:

  • 2017 BFI Video [Full Frame] video

The Olive Tree

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 98:23s The Olive Tree is a drama by Icíar Bollaín.
Starring Anna Castillo, Javier Gutiérrez and Pep Ambròs. BBFC link

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language for:

  • 2017 Eureka Entertainment video

The Return of Swamp Thing

The Return of the Swamp Thing DVD

BBFC uncut
uncut
12 83:28s The Return of Swamp Thing is a 1989 USA action comedy horror by Jim Wynorski.
Starring Dick Durock, Heather Locklear and Louis Jourdan. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate violence for:

  • 2017 Screenbound Pictures R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 15th May 2017
UK Censorship History
Initially BBFC category cuts were required for a 12 rated 1989 cinema release. The film was then released 15 uncut on VHS. By 2004 the rating was lowered to 12 uncut for DVD. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.

Promotional Material

Everyone`s favourite muck-encrusted plant-man is back in this tongue-in-cheek action-adventure starring Louis Jourdan and sex kitten, Heather Locklear. Sequel to the original cult classic Swamp Thing and based on the award-winning D.C. Comics series, this visually dynamic film plants our moss-infested superhero in a dangerous love affair.

Sean Connery's Edinburgh

BBFC uncut
uncut
U 28:03s Sean Connery's Edinburgh is a 1983 documentary film by Murray Grigor.
Starring Sean Connery. BBFC link

UK: Passed U uncut for no material likely to offend or harm for:

  • 2017 BFI Video [5:4] video

Security

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 87:45s Security is a 2017 USA action film by Alain Desrochers.
Starring Antonio Banderas, Ben Kingsley and Liam McIntyre. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, violence for:

  • 2017 Arrow Film Distributors video
Summary Notes

A security guard protects a woman who is being targeted by a gang for participating as a trial witness.

Snowden

Poster Snowden 2016 Oliver Stone

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 134:19s Snowden is a 2016 USA / Germany / France biography by Oliver Stone.
Starring Scott Eastwood, Shailene Woodley and Zachary Quinto. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, sex, sex references for:

  • 2017 Sony DADC UK Limited [16:9] video
Summary Notes

SNOWDEN stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and is written and directed by Oliver Stone. The script is based on the books The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena.

The Triangle

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 92:31s The Triangle is a 2016 USA horror mystery by David Blair and Nathaniel Peterson | 3 more credits ».
Starring Andrew Rizzo, Lee Rizzo and Brick Patrick. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, threat for:

  • 2017 Signature Entertainment video
Summary Notes

Four filmmakers take their cameras into the Montana wilderness to document the mysterious inner workings of a young community with a giant secret.

What Lies Within

What Lies Within DVD

BBFC uncut
uncut
18 84:02s What Lies Within is a 2014 Italy horror thriller by Lucas Pavetto.
Starring Gabriella Wright, Bret Roberts and Carl Wharton. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

  • 2017 Grimm Up North video/Gilt Edge Media R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 17th July 2017
There are no censorship issues with this release

Promotional Material

Viola and Nicola are going through a rough time. To overcome this crisis, they decide to spend a weekend in a remote cabin belonged to Nicola's parents. Just a couple of days together to heal their wounds, , but everything will take a turn for the worst, when a sneaking suspicion become pure madness. What was supposed to be a quiet trip will suddenly slip into a deadly nightmare

When the Bough Breaks

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 102:25s When the Bough Breaks is a horror mystery thriller by Jon Cassar.
Starring Theo Rossi, Regina Hall and Morris Chestnut. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for brief strong gore for:

  • 2017 Sony DADC UK Limited [16:9] video
Summary Notes

A surrogate mother harbors a deadly secret desire for a family of her own with the husband who is expecting to raise her child.

TV CensorshipTV on DVD Cuts Cert Run Time BBFC decisions from 12 April 2017 to 13 April 2017

Clique

BBFC uncut
uncut
15
18
261:38s
45:10s
43:43s
41:58s
42:13s
43:16s
Clique is a drama by Robert McKillop.
Starring Synnove Karlsen, Aisling Franciosi and Emma Appleton. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 1 Passed 18 for suicide references, very strong language
  • Season 1, Episode 2 Passed 18 for suicide references
  • Season 1, Episode 3 Passed 15 for strong language, sex
  • Season 1, Episode 4 Passed 18 for sexual violence
  • Season 1, Episode 5 Passed 15 for very strong language, strong violence, sex, references to sexual violence
  • Season 1 Passed 18 for sexual violence, suicide references, very strong language

Coast New Zealand

BBFC uncut
uncut
12
U
49:50s
43:32s
42:05s
Coast New Zealand is a documentary by Craig Burton and Zoe McIntosh.
Starring Neil Oliver, Dave Veart and James Brown. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 4, Auckland Passed U for no material likely to offend or harm
  • Season 1, Episode 5, the Deep South Passed U for no material likely to offend or harm
  • Season 1, Episode 6, Far North Passed 12 for moderate sex references

Designated Survivor

BBFC uncut
uncut
12 42:01s
43:17s
41:20s
41:54s
42:32s
Designated Survivor is a drama by Mike Listo.
Starring Kiefer Sutherland, Maggie Q and Natascha McElhone. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 12, the End of the Beginning Passed 12 for moderate violence, injury detail
  • Season 1, Episode 13, Backfire Passed 12 for infrequent moderate violence
  • Season 1, Episode 14, Commander-in-chief Passed 12 for moderate threat
  • Season 1, Episode 15, One Hundred Days Passed 12 for moderate violence, sex references
  • Season 1, Episode 16, Party Lines Passed 12 for moderate violence

Love on a Branch Line

BBFC uncut
uncut
12 197:57s Love on a Branch Line is a drama by Martyn Friend.
Starring Michael Maloney, Leslie Phillips and Maria Aitken. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Episodes 1-4 Passed 12 for moderate nudity, sex references

Murdoch Mysteries

BBFC uncut
uncut
12
15
42:22s
42:21s
42:22s
42:21s
Murdoch Mysteries is a crime mystery drama by Gary Harvey.
Starring Yannick Bisson, Helene Joy and Jonny Harris. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 10, Episode 1, Great Balls of Fire: Part 1 Passed 15 for strong gore, injury detail
  • Season 10, Episode 18, Hell To Pay Passed 15 for strong injury detail, suicide scenes
  • Season 10, Episode 2, Great Balls of Fire: Part 2 Passed 15 for strong bloody injury detail
  • Season 10, Episode 3, a Study in Pink Passed 12 for moderate sex references, injury detail, threat

Riverdale

BBFC uncut
uncut
12 557:13s
42:55s
42:55s
42:42s
42:44s
41:47s
42:24s
Riverdale is a drama by Dawn Wilkinson.
Starring Marisol Nichols, KJ Apa and Cole Sprouse. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 10, the Lost Weekend Passed 12 for moderate sex references, language
  • Season 1, Episode 11, To Riverdale and Back Again Passed 12 for moderate sex references
  • Season 1, Episode 12, Anatomy of a Murder Passed 12 for moderate injury detail, drug references, a scene of hanging
  • Season 1, Episode 13, the Sweet Hereafter Passed 12 for moderate injury detail, bad language, suicide references, drug references
  • Season 1, Episode 8, the Outsiders Passed 12 for drug references
  • Season 1, Episode 9, La Grande Ilusion Passed 12 for infrequent moderate sex references, language
  • Season 1 Passed 12 for moderate bad language, injury detail, sex, drug and self-harm references

Wolfblood

BBFC uncut
uncut
PG 27:27s
27:37s
28:14s
28:22s
Wolfblood is a fantasy drama by John Dower.
Starring Nila Aalia, Judith Alexander and Jack Brett Anderson. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 5, Episode 1, Brave New World Passed PG for mild threat
  • Season 5, Episode 2, the Once and Future Alpha Passed PG for mild threat, injury detail
  • Season 5, Episode 4, the Shadow in the Light Passed PG for mild violence, threat, injury detail
  • Season 5, Episode 5, Humans Passed PG for mild threat
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Surf's Up 2: Wavemania

 

BBFC uncut
uncut
PG 80:31s Surf's Up 2: Wavemania is a 2017 USA family animation comedy by Henry Yu.
Starring John Cena, Saraya-Jade Bevis and Mark Calaway. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed PG uncut for mild bad language, comic violence, threat for:

  • 2017 Sony DADC UK Limited [16:9] video
Summary Notes

An animated comedy that features WWE Superstars, providing their own voices while matching up against talking animals.

Teletubbies: Bubbles

BBFC uncut
uncut
U 72:00s Teletubbies: Bubbles is a children's educational video by Jack Jameson.
Starring Rachelle Beinart, Rebecca Hyland and Nick Kellington. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Episodes 15007-15012 Passed U for no material likely to offend or harm
PreviewComing Soon Cuts Cert Run Time BBFC decisions from 12 April 2017 to 13 April 2017

 

      Trailers:
  • All Eyez on Me
  • Ferdinand
  • The Hippopotamus
  • La Bohème: Live From Taormina
  • Lost in London
  • Mari Pyaari Bindu
  • My Life As a Courgette
  • Rough Night
  • Shock Wave
  • Spider-man: Homecoming
  • Thor Ragnarok

Battle of the Bulge

      Additional Material:
  • Battle of the Bulge [Additional Material, Audio Commentary With Director Ken Annakin and Actor James Macarthur]

Get Out

      Additional Material:
  • Get Out - Unveiling the Horror of Get Out [Additional Material]
  • Get Out - Alternate Ending With Writer/director Jordan Peele [Additional Material]
  • Get Out - Alternate Ending [Additional Material]
  • Get Out - Deleted Scenes [Additional Material, Audio Commentary]
  • Get Out - Q&a Discussion With Writer/director Jordan Peele [Additional Material]
  • Get Out - Deleted Scenes [Additional Material]
  • Get Out [Additional Material, Audio Commentary With Director Jordan Peele]

King Charles III

      Additional Material:
  • King Charles III - Making Of [Additional Material]
  • King Charles III - Bts the Royal World [Additional Material]
  • King Charles III - Stage To Screen [Additional Material]

 

  Weekly US Ratings from the MPAA...

Latest classification decisions


Link Here 26th April 2017
Cuts Cert Run Time MPAA Bulletin 2473, 26 April 2017

Alien: Covenant

Poster Alien Covenant 2017 Ridley Scott

  MPAA
R rated
  Alien: Covenant is a 2017 USA / Australia / New Zealand / UK Sci-Fi thriller by Ridley Scott.
Starring Katherine Waterston, James Franco and Michael Fassbender. IMDb

Rated R for sci-fi violence, bloody images, language and some sexuality/nudity.

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Summary Notes

The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape

The B-side

  MPAA
R rated
  Rated R for some graphic nude images and brief language.

Neon

Cars 3

Poster Cars 3 2017 Brian Fee

  MPAA
G rated
  Cars 3 is a 2017 USA family animation comedy by Brian Fee.
Starring Armie Hammer, Nathan Fillion and Owen Wilson. IMDb

Rated G

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Summary Notes

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician with her own plan to win, inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet, and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn't through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing's biggest stage!

Cop and a Half: New Recruit

  MPAA
PG
  Rated PG for some mild action and rude humor.

Universal 1440 Entertainment LLC

A Family Man

 

  MPAA
R rated
  Rated R for language and some sexual content.

Vertical Entertainment, LLC

Goodbye Christopher Robin

 

  MPAA
PG
  Goodbye Christopher Robin is a 2017 UK family historical biography by Simon Curtis.
Starring Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald and Domhnall Gleeson. IMDb

Rated PG for thematic elements, some bullying, war images and brief language.

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Summary Notes

A rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children's author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive, Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?

The Hero

  MPAA
R rated
  Rated R for drug use, language and some sexual content.

Orchard, The

I Do...until I Don't (working Title)

  MPAA
R rated
  Rated R for sexual material and language.

Film Arcade, The

In This Corner of the World

  MPAA
PG-13
  Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including war-related images.

Shout! Factory

It Comes at Night

Poster It Comes at Night 2017 Trey Edward Shults

  MPAA
R rated
  It Comes at Night is a 2017 USA horror mystery by Trey Edward Shults.
Starring Joel Edgerton, Kelvin Harrison Jr and Carmen Ejogo. IMDb

Rated R for violence, disturbing images, and language.

A24

Summary Notes

Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, the tenuous domestic order he has established with his wife and son is put to the ultimate test with the arrival of a desperate young family seeking refuge. Despite the best intentions of both families, paranoia and mistrust boil over as the horrors outside creep ever-closer, awakening something hidden and monstrous within him as he learns that the protection of his family comes at the cost of his soul.

Lou

  MPAA
G rated
  Rated G

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

The Shape of Water

  MPAA
R rated
  Rated R for sexual content, graphic nudity, violence and language.

Fox Searchlight Pictures, Inc.

Snatched

  MPAA
R rated
  Rated R for crude sexual content, brief nudity, and language throughout.

TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATOIN

Strange Weather

  MPAA
R rated
  Rated R for a scene of sexuality.

Brainstorm Media

Treasure Hounds

  MPAA
PG
  Rated PG for some rude humor.

Grindstone Entertainment Group

The Wall

  MPAA
R rated
  Rated R for language throughout and some war violence.

Roadside Attractions LLC

 

  Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

Double Exposure, The Other Hell, Django Prepare a Coffin


Link Here 26th April 2017
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The Bye Bye Man

Link Here

The Bye Bye Man DVDBlu-rayCombo    

BBFC uncut
uncut

mpaa cut
cut

MPAA
Unrated

MPAA PG-13

~97:00s The Bye Bye Man is a 2016 USA horror thriller by Stacy Title.
Starring Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount and Cressida Bonas. Youtube link IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2017 Universal [Theatrical + Unrated] RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 25th April 2017

US: Cut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2017 Universal [Theatrical only] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 25th April 2017
US Censorship History
The MPAA originally awarded an R rating but the producers opted to cut the film for a PG-13 rating. Presumably the R rated Version became the Unrated Version released on BLu-ray only.

Promotional Material

From the producer of Oculus and The Strangers comes The Bye Bye Man. When three college friends stumble upon the horrific origins of the Bye Bye Man, they discover that there is only one way to avoid his curse: don't think it, don't say it. But once the Bye Bye Man gets inside your head, he takes control, making you see and do the most unspeakable acts committed by man. Is there a way to survive his possession? Starring Douglas Smith (Ouija) and Carrie Anne-Moss (The Matrix), see the chilling thriller that critics are calling "a paranormal thrill ride that will echo in your nightmares" (Elizabeth Rayne, Den Of Geek).
Goregasm

Link Here

Goregasm DVD

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~85:00s Goregasm is a 2007 USA horror by Jason Matherne.
Starring Bill Heintz, Ric Kauffman and Dana Kieferle. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2017 Wild Eye Raw (R1) DVD at US Amazon released on 25th April 2017
There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

About a sick perverted maniac called Cockface Killer who keeps in fear the whole city, and now it's up to Mark, a simple clerk in one of the stores to find and kill the maniac.

The Other Hell

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The Other Hell DVD

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~88:00s The Other Hell (L'altro inferno) is a 1981 Italy horror thriller by Bruno Mattei (as Stefan Oblowsky).
Starring Franca Stoppi, Carlo De Mejo and Francesca Carmeno. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2017 Severin Films R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 25th April 2017
  • 2017 Severin Films R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 25th April 2017
UK Censorship History
Cut by the BBFC for 1981 X rated cinema release and 1995 18 rated VHS. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Promotional Material

Bruno Mattei's Nunsploitation Classic
Now Uncut & Uncensored In HD
For The First Time Ever!

At the peak of his '80s excess, Italian sleaze maestro Bruno Mattei using the alias Stefan Oblowsky stunned audiences with this Nunsploitation shocker about a series of brutal murders in a depraved convent. And while his cinematic legacy may remain controversial, Mattei delivers a surprisingly stylized yet undeniably blasphemous orgy of stabbings, stigmata, Satanism, violence and graphic savagery that ranks among his very best. Franca Stoppi (THE TRUE STORY OF THE NUN OF MONZA), Carlo De Mejo (WOMEN'S PRISON MASSACRE) and Franco Garofalo (HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD) star in this nugget written by the notorious Claudio Fragasso (RATS: NIGHT OF TERROR, TROLL 2) and featuring a score borrowed from Goblin , newly transferred from a 35mm print discovered behind a false wall in a Bologna nunnery!

Special Features:

  • Audio Commentary With Co-Director/Co-Writer Claudio Fragasso Moderated By Freak-O-Rama's Federico Caddeo
  • Sister Franca: Interview With Actress Franca Stoppi
  • To Hell And Back: Archive Interviews With Director Bruno Mattei and Actor Carlo De Mejo
Dark Waters

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~89:00s Dark Waters is a 1993 Russia / Italy / UK horror by Mariano Baino.
Starring Louise Salter, Venera Simmons and Mariya Kapnist. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2017 Severin Films (R0) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 25th April 2017
  • 2017 Severin Films R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 25th April 2017
There are no censorship issues with this release

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It has been acclaimed as "visually amazing" (Videoscope), "deeply disturbing" (BBC Radio One), "a must see for serious horror buffs" (Film Review), and compared to the works of Bergman, Bava and Argento. Now experience the modern Nunsploitation masterpiece from co-writer/director Mariano Baino as you've never seen or heard it before: When a young Englishwoman attempts to discover her mysterious connection to a remote island convent, she will unlock an unholy communion of torment, blasphemy and graphic demonic depravity.
Louise Salter (INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE) stars in this "stunning and horrifying debut" (Digitally Obsessed) filmed on location along the grim Ukraine coast now transferred in HD from the original 35mm negative and featuring over 4 hours of startling Special Features.

Special Features:
  • Audio Commentary With Writer / Director Mariano Baino
  • Lovecraft Made Me Do It Featurette
  • Let There Be Water Featurette
  • Controlling The Uncontrollable Featurette
  • Deep Into The Dark Waters Featurette
  • Director Intro
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Silent Blooper Reel With Audio Commentary by Director Mariano Baino
  • Short Films Of Mariano Baino: Dream Car, Caruncula, Never Ever After
  • Making Of Never Ever After
Tales from the Hood

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Tales from the Hood Blu-ray

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uncut
MPAA R ~98:00s Tales from the Hood is a 1995 USA crime horror thriller by Rusty Cundieff.
Starring Clarence Williams III, Corbin Bernsen and Joe Torry. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2017 Shout! Factory (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 23rd April 2017
There are no censorship issues with this release

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Welcome to the hood of horrors!

It's a place where your worst fears can come to life. A place where it's hard to tell nightmares from reality. A place where you will discover Tales From The Hood.

Stack, Ball and Bulldog arrive at a local funeral parlor to retrieve a lost drug stash held by the mortician Mr. Simms (Clarence Williams III). But Mr. Simms has plans for the boys. He leads them on a tour of his establishment, introducing them to his corpses. Even the dead have tales to tell and Mr. Simms is willing to tell them all. And you better listen: because when you're in the hood, even everyday life can lead to extraordinary terror.

Double Exposure

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MPAA R ~95:00s Double Exposure is a 1983 US crime drama by William Byron Hillman.
With Michael Callan, Joanna Pettet and James Stacy. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2017 Vinegar Syndrome (RA) Blu-ray/(R1) Combo at US Amazon released on 25th April 2017
UK Censorship History
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1987 VHS. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

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Vinegar Syndrome specializes in the masterful restoration and distribution of cult, horror, and erotic films from the 1960s-90s.
Caltiki The Immortal Monster

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~76:00s Caltiki the Immortal Monster (Caltiki il mostro immortale) is a 1959 Italy / USA Sci-Fi horror adventure by Riccardo Freda and Mario Bava.
Starring John Merivale, Didi Sullivan and Gérard Herter. BBFC link IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2017 Arrow Video (RA) Blu-ray/(R1) DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 25th April 2017
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Arrow Video presents a collaboration between two giants of Italian cult cinema Riccardo Freda (The Vampires, The Horrible Dr Hichcock) and Mario Bava (5 Dolls for an August Moon, Blood and Black Lace)!

A team of archaeologists led by Dr John Fielding (John Merivale, Circus of Horrors) descends on the ruins of an ancient Mayan city to investigate the mysterious disappearance of its inhabitants. However, the luckless explorers get more than they bargained for when their investigation of a sacrificial pool awakens the monster that dwells beneath its waters the fearsome and malevolent god Caltiki.

Though Riccardo Freda received sole directing credit, a significant portion of the film was in fact the work of Mario Bava, who also served as its cinematographer and was responsible its striking special effects. Drawing on a diverse array of influences, from The Quatermass Experiment to the works of HP Lovecraft, Caltiki the Immortal Monster is a unique and unforgettable sci-fi chiller which showcases these two legendary filmmakers at their most inventive. Presented here for the first time in a newly restored high definition transfer, Caltiki shines and terrifies! like never before.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original mono Italian and English soundtracks (lossless on the Blu-ray Disc)
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • New audio commentary by Tim Lucas, author of Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark
  • New audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of The Haunted World of Mario Bava and So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films
  • From Quatermass to Caltiki, a new discussion with author and critic Kim Newman on the influence of classic monster movies on Caltiki
  • Riccardo Freda, Forgotten Master, an archival interview with critic Stefano Della Casa
  • The Genesis of Caltiki, an archival interview with filmmaker Luigi Cozzi
  • Archival introduction to the film by Stefano Della Casa
  • Alternate opening titles for the US version
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys

    FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing by Kat Ellinger and Roberto Curti

  • Django Prepare a Coffin

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    ~92:00s Preparati la bara! is a 1968 Italy action western by Ferdinando Baldi.
    Starring Terence Hill, Horst Frank and George Eastman. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2017 Arrow Special Edition (RA) Blu-ray/(R1) DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 25th April 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release

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    Django the drifter returns in this classic sixties Spaghetti Western from Ferdinando Baldi (Texas Addio, Comin At Ya!), starring Terence Hill (They Call Me Trinity) as the wandering gunslinger, hired as executioner to a corrupt local politician who is framing innocent men, sending them to hang in an evil scheme to take hold of their land.

    But Django has other ideas and, cleverly faking the deaths of the condemned men, he assembles them into a loyal gang who ll help him take down the boss, a man who had a hand in the death of Django s wife years before.

    Thrill as Django gets his bloody revenge with a hail of bullets in this classic from a series of B-movie western that helped to define a genre. Prepare your coffin now!

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • New High Definition digital transfer of the film in the original 1.66:1 aspect ratio
  • Optional English and Italian audio tracks
  • Newly translated English subtitles for Italian audio and English SDH for the deaf and hard of hearing on the English audio
  • Django Explained A new interview with Spaghetti Western expert and author Kevin Grant
  • Original Trailer

    FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet by critic and Spaghetti Western expert Howard Hughes

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      But does it include censorship by political correctness?...

    Reporters Without Borders reports on the latest international rankings of press freedom


    Link Here 26th April 2017

    Reporters without Borders logoThe 2017 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reflects a world in which attacks on the media have become commonplace and strongmen are on the rise. We have reached the age of post-truth, propaganda, and suppression of freedoms 203 especially in democracies.

    RSF's latest World Press Freedom Index highlights the danger of a tipping point in the state of media freedom, especially in leading democratic countries. (Read our analysis entitled Journalism weakened by democracy's erosion.) Democracies began falling in the Index in preceding years and now, more than ever, nothing seems to be checking that fall.

    The obsession with surveillance and violations of the right to the confidentiality of sources have contributed to the continuing decline of many countries previously regarded as virtuous. This includes the United States (down 2 places at 43rd), the United Kingdom (down 2 at 40th), Chile (down 2 at 33rd), and New Zealand (down 8 at 13th).

    Donald Trump's rise to power in the United States and the Brexit campaign in the United Kingdom were marked by high-profile media bashing, a highly toxic anti-media discourse that drove the world into a new era of post-truth, disinformation, and fake news.

    rank - country - improvement in rank since 2016

    1 Norway 2
    2 Sweden 6
    3 Finland -2
    4 Denmark 0
    5 Netherlands -3
    6 Costa Rica 0
    7 Switzerland 0
    8 Jamaica 2
    9 Belgium 4
    10 Iceland 9
    11 Austria 0
    12 Estonia 2
    13 New Zealand -8
    14 Ireland -5
    15 Luxembourg 0
    16 Germany 0
    17 Slovakia -5
    18 Portugal 5
    19 Australia 6
    20 Surinam 2
    21 Samoa 8
    22 Canada -4
    23 Czech Republic -2
    24 Namibia -7
    25 Uruguay -5
    26 Ghana 0
    27 Cabo Verde 5
    28 Latvia -4
    29 Spain 5
    30 Cyprus -3
    31 South Africa 8
    32 Liechtenstein -4
    33 Chile -2
    34 Trinidad and Tobago 10
    35 Andorra -2
    36 Lithuania -1
    37 Slovenia 3
    38 OECS -8
    39 France 6
    40 United Kingdom -2
    41 Belize -5
    42 Burkina Faso 0
    43 United States -2
    44 Comores 6
    45 Taiwan 6
    46 Romania 3
    47 Malta -1
    48 Botswana -5
    49 Tonga -12
    50 Argentina 4
    51 Papua New Guinea 4
    52 Italy 25
    53 Haiti 0
    54 Poland -7
    55 Mauritania -7
    56 Mauritius 5
    57 Madagascar -1
    58 Senegal 7
    59 Dominican Republic 3
    60 Guyana -3
    61 Niger -9
    62 El Salvador -4
    63 South Korea 7
    64 Georgia 0
    65 Bosnia-Herzegovina 3
    66 Serbia -7
    67 Fiji 13
    68 Lesotho 5
    69 Mongolia -9
    70 Malawi -4
    71 Hungary -4
    72 Japan 0
    73 Hong Kong -4
    74 Croatia -11
    75 Northern Cyprus 6
    76 Albania 6
    77 Guinea Bissau 2
    78 Benin 0
    79 Armenia -5
    80 Moldova -4
    81 Cote d'Ivoire 5
    82 Kosovo 8
    83 Tanzania -12
    84 Bhutan 10
    85 Sierra Leone -2
    86 Togo 2
    87 Seychelles 5
    88 Greece 1
    89 Kyrgyzstan -4
    90 Peru -6
    91 Israel 10
    92 Nicaragua -17
    93 Mozambique -6
    94 Liberia -1
    95 Kenya 0
    96 Panama -5
    97 Tunisia -1
    98 East Timor 1
    99 Lebanon -1
    100 Nepal 5
    101 Guinea 7
    102 Ukraine 5
    103 Brazil 1
    104 Kuwait -1
    105 Ecuador 4
    106 Montenegro 0
    107 Bolivia -10
    108 Gabon -8
    109 Bulgaria 4
    110 Paraguay 1
    111 Macedonia 7
    112 Uganda -10
    113 Central African Republic -3
    114 Zambia 0
    115 Congo-Brazzaville 0
    116 Mali 6
    117 Maldives -5
    118 Guatemala 3
    119 United Arab Emirates 0
    120 Afghanistan 0
    121 Chad 6
    122 Nigeria -6
    123 Qatar -6
    124 Indonesia 6
    125 Angola -2
    126 Oman -1
    127 Philippines 11
    128 Zimbabwe -4
    129 Colombia 5
    130 Cameroon -4
    131 Burma 12
    132 Cambodia -4
    133 Morocco / Western Sahara -2
    134 Algeria -5
    135 Palestine -3
    136 India -3
    137 Venezuela 2
    138 Jordan -3
    139 Pakistan 8
    140 Honduras -3
    141 Sri Lanka 0
    142 Thailand -6
    143 Gambia 2
    144 Malaysia 2
    145 South Sudan -5
    146 Bangladesh -2
    147 Mexico 2
    148 Russia 0
    149 Tajikistan 1
    150 Ethiopia -8
    151 Singapore 3
    152 Swaziland 1
    153 Belarus 4
    154 Democratic Republic of Congo -2
    155 Turkey -4
    156 Brunei -1
    157 Kazakhstan 3
    158 Iraq 0
    159 Rwanda 2
    160 Burundi -4
    161 Egypt -2
    162 Azerbaijan 1
    163 Libya 1
    164 Bahrain -2
    165 Iran 4
    166 Yemen 4
    167 Somalia 0
    168 Saudi Arabia -3
    169 Uzbekistan -3
    170 Laos 3
    171 Equatorial Guinea -3
    172 Djibouti 0
    173 Cuba -2
    174 Sudan 0
    175 Vietnam 0
    176 China 0
    177 Syria 0
    178 Turkmenistan 0
    179 Eritrea 1
    180 North Korea -1

     

     Updated: CBFC bollox unveiled...

    Indian film censor's ban on a woman oriented film overturned by appeals tribunal


    Link Here 26th April 2017  full story: Banned Movies in India...Sex, religion and easy offence
    Poster Lipstick Under My Burkha 2016 Alankrita Shrivastava The Indian Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) has directed the Central Board Film Certification (CBFC) to grant an adults-only A certificate to the Hindi film Lipstick Under My Burkha with cuts.

    Upholding the appeal filed by the film's director Alankrita Srivastava and producer Prakash Jha, the Tribunal noted that there was no violation of guidelines. Neither the visuals nor the dialogues in the film were contemptuous of racial, religious or other groups, as claimed by the CBFC. the tribunal also refuted other CBFC claims by noting: There was no targeting of women of certain community or religion.

    The Tribunal explained that the examining committee and revising committee of the CBFC misdirected themselves in denying certification on the ground that the story of the film was women oriented. Tribunal head Justice Manmohan Sarin said:

    There cannot be any embargo on a film being women oriented or containing sexual fantasies and expression of the inner desires of women.

    The entire matter has to be considered in the perspective of the theme of the film, the story, the characters and the overall impact of the film. As a matter of general approach if the aspect of sexual desires and their expression is sensitively handled without bringing coarseness, vulgarity or obscenity, pandering prurient tendencies, then it is not to be disallowed.

    During hearing of the matter, the appellant offered voluntary cuts or reduction in the length of the sex scenes or others which may have been considered unduly long or unnecessary.

    However all is not freedom and enlightenment at the FCAT, the tribunal suggested that the sex scenes should by censored as should one occurrence of an 'inappropriate' word.

     

     Update: Broadcast without consent from some viewers...

    A few complaints about a marital rape storyline in Emmerdale


    Link Here 26th April 2017
    Emmerdale Farm volume 5 DVD Ofcom has received 62 complaints over Emmerdale scenes which saw the character Pierce Harris rape his wife Rhona Goskirk. The scenes, which aired in an episode which started at 7pm, showed Pierce being extremely aggressive and, while the camera panned away so that the scenes were only implied, Rhona's screams for Pierce to stop made it clear what was happening.

    A spokesperson for the TV censor Ofcom said: We will assess these complaints before deciding whether or not to investigate. A phrase which usually suggests that the complaints are already on their way to the litter bin.

    Emmerdale have worked closely with Rape Crisis and Women's Aid throughout the preparation and execution of the storyline and an Emmerdale spokesperson said:

    Emmerdale has a history of raising awareness of difficult subjects and consequently Rhona and Pierce's story was thoroughly researched and carefully signposted prior to transmission including a warning advising viewers of a shocking assault. In accordance with rigorous compliance regulations, the drama was intentionally implicit rather than explicit.

     

     Offsite Article: BBFC Podcast Episode 66 Part 1...


    Link Here 26th April 2017
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs DVD The classification of remakes of children's cartoons

    See article from bbfc.co.uk