Bumblebee is a 2018 USA action Sci-Fi adventure by Travis Knight.
Starring Hailee Steinfeld, Justin Theroux and Angela Bassett.
On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken.
When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.
The film was originally passed 12A uncut for moderate fantasy violence for UK cinema release.
However the distributors preferred a cut PG version and the film was resubmitted shorn by about 6 secnds. The BBFC duly passed the film PG for moderate fantasy violence, mild sex references, injury detail, language.
In the US the film was Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action violence.
With echoes of the UK situation the Australian distributors of BumbleBee submitted the film uncut to the film censor and received an uncut M rating for moderate impact violence, mild impact themes, language Very mild drug use, sex. The M rating
is an advisory 15 that would be labelled PG-15 in the US. It is the usual rating for films rated PG-13 in the US and 12A in the UK.
Like Britain the distributors preferred a local PG and resubmitted a cut version, presumably the same as the cut UK PG rated version . However it didn't cut any ice with the censor and was again M rated.
The distributors are now appealing the decision with the Review Board hoping to achieve the desired PG.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 USA crime western biography by George Roy Hill.
Starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford and Katharine Ross.
Butch and Sundance are the two leaders of the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang. Butch is all ideas, Sundance is all action and skill. The west is becoming civilized, and when Butch and Sundance rob a train once too often, a special posse begins trailing
them no matter where they run. Over rocks, through towns, across rivers, the group is always just behind them. When they finally escape through sheer luck, Butch has another idea, "Let's go to Bolivia". Based on the exploits of the
Uncut for 1969 cinema release and VHS releases but animal cruelty cuts were required by the BBFC for 2018 cinema release.
The BBFC commented:
Cut required to remove a scene of deliberate animal cruelty staged for the film (an animal being tripped using wires in a dangerous fashion).
Update: Director's Oops
13th December 2018. Thanks to Barton
The horse trip was simply not spotted until 2001 when a documentary was submitted to the BBFC in which the director admitted he used trip wires to achieve a particular fall. The BBFC told Fox they wouldn't be able to pass it uncut again. Indeed
the UK Blu-ray is also cut, although Fox pre-cut it.
There's no record of a resubmission of a pre-cut version in the BBFC database at around the time of the 2013 Blu-ray release, so perhaps someone was looking the other way at the time.
Disney, the producers of Deadpool 2 are testing out a move to PG-13 for a projected series of films. The company has produced a festive version called Once Upon a Deadpool which has been cut for a PG-13 rating in the US.
The cuts were insufficient for the BBFC to lower its rating and the film was given a 15 rating.
In Australia the festive release achieved an M rating which is an advisory label recommending the film as suitable for 15 year olds.
As is the default case, the Australian rating is automatically accepted for New Zealand release with the film censor able to step in to consider a New Zealand rating if it is felt necessary. And after the film had released, the New Zealand
chief censor did indeed step in and replaced the Australian rating with a New Zealand R13. This is a straight 13 age restriction require all cinema goers to be 13 or over.
Chief censor David Shanks said he had decided to call the film in because of the disparity between the Australian and American assessments and Britain where it was slapped with a 15 classification.
Aware of the popularity of Deadpool 2 and significant interest in this new version from young Kiwis, particularly since it includes the now 16-year-old Dennison in a prominent role), Shanks and the rest of the censorship office included three
members of its Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) in the special screening. The panel is made up of a dozen 16-to-20 year olds. Shanks said:
They confirmed many of our impressions, which was that, while significantly toned-down in terms of graphic gore, sexual innuendo and language, this film was still fundamentally a Deadpool film -- which meant that it features wall-to-wall death
and violence and dark, adult-oriented humour.
They thought, on balance, an R13 classification would reflect the fact that this film has had some of the graphic content in the original Deadpool 2 toned down -- but the result is really still for teens and above.
Some Mormons are 'outraged' by a poster for Once Upon a Deadpool, because Deadpool looks too much like the religious character Jesus.
A petition with about 30,000 signatures insists that the poster is a doctored version that plays fast and loose with a sacred image of The Second Coming:
In the original painting Jesus Christ is at the center surrounded by angels. In the poster Deadpool replaces Jesus Christ.
Deadpool is positioned exactly as Jesus Christ was and is wearing a white robe. It is unknown if the picture was used to intentionally mock the Church of Jesus Christ, but it is clear it was copied from the original picture. This is a form a
We ask that the picture be not used or posted in any manner. That they find another poster to represent their movie.
Young Christian Davis finds a stray dog named Pluto and decides to bring it home to his parents and two siblings. Christian's father, Mitch, works long hours and his mother Michelle just wants a husband who's there for the family. In just a
short time with the Davis clan, Pluto manages to rescue a lost toddler, bring comfort Christian and help save Mitch and Michelle's struggling marriage.
Nemesis is a 1992 Denmark / USA action Sci-Fi thriller by Albert Pyun.
Starring Olivier Gruner, Tim Thomerson and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa.
The Theatrical Version is MPAA R rated and is missing violence found in several extended versions. The Director's Cut, the Japanese Version and UK Version all feature similar extended violence and a darker alternative ending, but it unclear as
to which of these is the definitive version.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
2019 MVD Collectors Edition [Theatrical Version + Director's cut + Extended Japanese versions] (RA) Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo
at US Amazon released on 8th January 2019
IN THE FUTURE... IT PAYS TO BE MORE THAN HUMAN.
Los Angeles, 2027. Troubled cyborg cop Alex (Olivier Gruner, Angel Town) is ordered by police commissioner Farnsworth (Tim Thomerson, Near Dark) to apprehend his former partner and lover Jared (Marjorie Monaghan, Regarding Henry), accused of
smuggling data to information terrorists plotting to kill government officials. Systems cowboys, bio enhanced gangsters and cyborg outlaws all play a part in this battle of man vs. machine.
Directed by Albert Pyun (Cyborg, Crazy Six), NEMESIS is a ''provocative, sleek thriller'' (LA Times) that features an all-star supporting cast that includes Brion James (Blade Runner), Thomas Jane (Boogie Nights), Academy AwardŽ
Nominee* Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Planet of the Apes), Thom Mathews (The Return of the Living Dead), Yuji Okumoto (Inception) and Deborah Shelton (Body Double).
*2007: Best Supporting Actor, Little Children
DISC 1: BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the main feature in both 2.35:1 and 1.78:1 aspect ratios
Audio: English 5.1 Surround, English 2.0 Stereo, French 2.0 Stereo, German 2.0 Stereo
Subtitles: English SDH, German
NEW! 2018 Interview with Producer Eric Karson (HD)
NEW! 2018 Interview with Director Albert Pyun (HD)
''Nemesis 2.0'' (aka ''Director s Cut'') with Director s Commentary audio (SD, 2.35:1, 92:29)
Original Theatrical Trailer (SD, 2:26)
DISC 2: DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
''Nemesis 2.0'' (aka ''Director s Cut'')(SD, 2.35:1, 87:49)
Japanese Extended Cut (SD, 1.33:1, 95:49) (w/ Japanese subtitles burnt-in)
Introduction by Albert Pyun (SD, 2:19)
Introduction by Olivier Gruner (SD, 3:13)
Afterword by Albert Pyun (SD, 0:48)
'Behind The Scenes: The Making of Nemesis' (SD, 7:13)
Interview with Olivier Gruner (SD, 2:18)
'Making Of - Stunts & Effects' (SD, 2:43)
'Making Of - Visual Effects' (SD, 1:41)
'Killcount' featurette (SD, 2:26)
Behind the Scenes Photo Gallery (SD, 3:00)
Key Art Photo Gallery (SD, 2:20)
TV Spots (SD, 4:43)
*Special Features May Not Be Rated, Closed Captioned or In High Definition and are subject to change.
The House That Jack Built is a 2018 Denmark / France / Germany / Sweden horror thriller by Lars von Trier.
Starring Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz and Uma Thurman.
Lars von Trier's upcoming drama follows the highly intelligent Jack (Matt Dillon) over a span of 12 years and introduces the murders that define Jack s development as a serial killer. We experience the story from Jack s
point of view, while he postulates each murder is an artwork in itself. As the inevitable police intervention is drawing nearer, he is taking greater and greater risks in his attempt to create the ultimate artwork.
US film censors, the MPAA, don't like having two versions running at the same time. This lead to the censure for the film distributors of Lars von Trier's The House that Jack Built for a one day advance screening of the uncut version prior to the
general release which features a cut R rated version.
As a result of the MPAA censure, the censorship will now extended to the US online release of the movie. The film's distributor IFC Films originally planned to release von Trier's unrated director's cut on-demand on December 14, while releasing
an R-rated version in theaters on the same day. But the MPAA said that IFC's original plan--which would have allowed viewers to digitally rent the R-rated cut and offered the uncut version for digital purchase--was "in violation of the
ratings system's rules".
The MPAA went further and threatened sanctions, excluding IFC from the ratings process for up to 90 days. (Most major exhibition chains will not show a film without an MPAA rating.) As a result, IFC has scrapped plans to release the director's
cut next week.
According to an IFC publicist, it has tentatively rescheduled the online release of the Director's Cut for June. The R-rated cut, some four minutes shorter, will be released in theaters and for digital rental.
Meanwhile British distributors Curzon Artificial Eye have confirmed to Blu-ray.com that their upcoming Blu-ray release of The House That Jack Built will feature the longer original version of it that was screened at the Cannes Film Festival.
Currently, the Blu-ray release is scheduled on March 4. The distributors have also confirmed that they will not be releasing the R-rated version of the film on any home video format.
Update: Uncut at UK cinemas and on DVD/Bu-ray
7th December 2018.
Artificial Eye didn't mention the cinema release in the above statement, but thanks to Peter who reports that the Curzon cinema has confirmed that the UK cinema release will feature the Director's Cut.
Joint Statement from CARA and IFC Films on The House That Jack Built
The Classification and Rating Administration (CARA) and IFC Films have reached a mutually agreed upon resolution to address CARA's concerns associated with The House That Jack Built, Director's Cut (unrated) and The House That Jack Built (rated
R). IFC Films acknowledges that there was confusion in the marketplace about the rating and has committed to working with CARA to avoid any confusion going forward.
CARA's ultimate goal is to maintain the trust and confidence of American parents by providing them with accurate, useful information about the level of content in films -- and appreciates IFC Films' cooperation to ensure the proper use of the
Bohemian Rhapsody is a 2018 UK / USA music biography by Bryan Singer.
Starring Rami Malek, Joseph Mazzello and Mike Myers.
Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The
film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound.
Initial reports from those who had seen Bohemian Rhapsody in theatres indicated the Malaysian Film Censorship Board (LPF) had cut up to 24 minutes of footage from the Freddie Mercury biopic, as homosexuality is banned under the country's
However in reality the cuts totalled about 3 minutes. Censor board chairman Mohd Zamberi Abdul Aziz said that seven cuts involved muting 'bad words', while the four gay scenes involved cuts to men kissing each other, men rubbing each other, and a
group of men in dresses partying in a mansion.
It's easy to see why audiences believed something more substantial was missing from the film. The Malaysian cut leaves major narrative holes in the film. Key scenes no longer make sense.
The most noticeable changes to Bohemian Rhapsody involve censoring intimacy between its queer male characters. The physical aspects of Freddie Mercury's relationship to Paul Prenter (Allen Leech) -- his personal manager and the film's antagonist
-- are gone entirely. A meet-cute with future partner Jim Hutton (Aaron McCusker) is virtually incomprehensible.
As Zamberi told the Malay Mail, censors took the further step of removing a line in the credits mentioning that Mercury and Hutton lived a happy life until the iconic singer's 1991 death. It showed that they were in a gay relationship, the censor
A line in which Mercury (Rami Malek) comes out to then-fiancee Mary Austin (Lucy Boynton) is removed from the film. I think I'm bisexual, he says. Austin insists he's gay, which is also cut.
While preparing for Queen's legendary performance at the 1985 Live Aid concert, the singer tells his bandmates that he's HIV-positive. I've got it, Mercury says. Got what? a group member asks. AIDS, he responds. The censors cut
everything after I've got it.