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 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

Link Here 17th August 2017
Funnyman Blu-ray Funny Man (aka Funnyman) is a 1994 UK comedy horror by Simon Sprackling.
Starring Tim James, Christopher Lee and Benny Young. BBFC link IMDb

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

  • 2017 Screenbound Pictures (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 4th September 2017
  • 2017 Screenbound Pictures R2 DVD at US Amazon released on 4th September 2017
Censorship History

18 rated and uncut for 1994 cinema release but the 1995 follow up VHS suffered BBFC advised cuts. The uncut version was passed 15 for 2017 DVD. Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating, however the Unrated Version is uncut.

Promotional Material

When a mysterious Englishman loses his ancestral home in a poker hand, the lucky winner, Max Taylor, has no idea that, far Irom ending - the game has just begun. For the house is an ancient shrine to the Gods of Fortune, a Temple to chance and fate, and in the depths of its soul a spirit waits. In the modern deck he is the Wild Card, The Joker. In the eyes of a child, nothing more than a Jester and Clown. But to you, Ladies and Gentlemen - he is The Funny Man.


 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

Link Here 16th August 2017
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 50th Anniversary Blu-ray The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is a 1966 Italy / Spain / West Germany western adventure by Sergio Leone.
Starring Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach and Lee Van Cleef. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2017 Kino Lorber 50th Anniversary [Director's Cut + US Theatrical Cut] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 15th August 2017


  • See review from flickeringmyth.com : " Okay, it's been 51 years since The Good, the Bad and the Ugly was released, but who's counting? This new 50th Anniversary Special Edition from Kino Lorber pulls out all the stops "

Censorship History

Cut by the BBFC for 1968 cinema release and 1986 VHS. The shorter international Version was uncut since 2000 DVD. The Director's Cut/Extended Version was released uncut in 2008.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: The Good the Bad and the Ugly

Promotional Material

For three men the Civil War wasn t hell... it was practice! By far the most ambitious, unflinchingly graphic and stylistically influential western ever made, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is a classic actioner shot through with a volatile mix of myth and realism. Screen legend Clint Eastwood (A Fistful of Dollars) returns as "The Man with No Name," this time teaming with two gunslingers to pursue a cache of $200,000 and letting no one, not even warring factions in a civil war, stand in their way. From sun-drenched panoramas to bold hard close-ups, exceptional camerawork captures the beauty and cruelty of the barren landscape and the hardened characters who stride unwaveringly through it. This 50th Anniversary Special Edition includes the 4K restored versions of both the 162-minute theatrical cut and the 179-minute extended cut. Hailed as "pure cinema" by Robert Rodriguez and "the best directed movie of all time" by Quentin Tarantino, this epic masterpiece was directed by the great Sergio Leone (For a Few Dollars More) and co-starred Lee Van Cleef (Death Rides a Horse) as Angel Eyes and Eli Wallach (The Magnificent Seven) in the role of Tuco. Music by legendary composer Ennio Morricone (A Fistful of Dollars, Navajo Joe).

Special Features:

Disc 1:
- 4K transfer of the Original U.S. Theatrical Cut Available for the first time in HD
- New Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
- Trailers From Hell with Ernest Dickerson
- Newly Restored 2.0 Mono Audio
- Restored 1967 UA Logo
- Alternate Scene: The Optical Flip
- Deleted Scene 1: Skeletons in the Desert
- Deleted Scene 2: Extended Torture Scene
- GBU on the: animated behind-the-scenes image gallery
- Promoting GBU: Posters & Lobby Cards animated image gallery
- Sergio Leone Westerns: Original Theatrical Trailers
- Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
- English DTS-HD MA 5.1 Audio
- Reversible Art

Disc 2:
- 4K transfer of the Extended Cut
- Newly Restored 2.0 Mono Audio
- Audio Commentary by Film Historian Richard Schickel
- Audio Commentary By Noted Cultural Historian Sir Christopher Frayling
- Leone's West: Making Of Documentary (19:55)
- Il Maestro: Ennio Morricone and GBU Featurette Part 1 (7:48)
- Il Maestro: Ennio Morricone and GBU Featurette Part 2 (12:26)
- The Leone Style: On Sergio Leone Featurette (23:48)
- The Man Who Lost The Civil War: Civil War Documentary (14:24)
- Reconstruction GBU (11:09)
- Deleted Scene 1: Extended Tuco Torture scene (7:15)
- Deleted Scene 2: The Socorro Sequence - A Reconstruction (3:02)
- Vignette 1: Uno, Due, Tre (0:40)
- Vignette 2: Italian Lunch (0:43)
- Vignette 3: New York Accent (0:09)
- Vignette 4: Gun in Holster (0:58)
- Original U.S. Theatrical Trailer
- Original French Theatrical Trailer
- English DTS-HD MA 5.1 Audio
- Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono


  Dreaming of a right to protest in the USA...

US government is bullying an internet company to obtain personal details of those involved in a protest against Donald Trump.

Link Here 16th August 2017
dreamhost logoThe US internet company DreamHost is fighting government demands for it to hand over details of millions of activists.

The Department of Justice (DoJ) wants all visitors' IP addresses - some 1.3 million - to a website that helped organise a protest on the day of President Trump's inauguration. In addition to the IP addresses, DreamHost said that the DoJ requested the contact information, email content and photos of thousands of visitors.

DreamHost is currently refusing to comply with the request and is due in court on 18th August,

In a blog post on the issue, DreamHost said that, like many other online service providers, it was regularly approached by law enforcement about customers who may be the subject of criminal investigations. But, it added, it took issue with this particular search warrant for being a highly untargeted demand.

Civil liberties group The Electronic Frontier Foundation, which is helping DreamHost fight its case, said: No plausible explanation exists for a search warrant of this breadth, other than to cast a digital dragnet as broadly as possible.


 Shopping: Freebie and the Bean...

1974 USA action crime comedy by Richard Rush, cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray

Link Here 15th August 2017
Freebie and the Bean Blu-ray Freebie and the Bean is a 1974 USA action crime comedy by Richard Rush.
Starring Alan Arkin, James Caan and Loretta Swit. BBFC link IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2017 Warner Bros. R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 8th August 2017
UK Censorship History
Cut by the BBFC for 1974 X rated cinema release and 1988 18 rated VHS. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Promotional Material

What cops in their right minds would arrest a big-time racketeer on an indecent exposure charge because he zipped up his fly? The answer is none. The answer’s also Freebie Waters and Benito “Bean” Vasquez, who are assuredly not in their right minds. James Caan and Academy Award-winner* Alan Arkin are Freebie and Bean, mismatched San Francisco cops who bird-dog a notorious mobster like they’re auditioning for a demolition derby, cutting loose with bullets and wisecracks all the way. Directed by Richard Rush (The Stunt Man), this rough-and-ready early buddy-cop caper follows in the skid marks of Bullitt and The French Connection — but it’s a burning-rubber classic itself, with four major chase scenes and more than 100 car crashes. Fully loaded with humor and firepower, Freebie and the Bean is one beloved smash hit.


 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

Link Here 14th August 2017
Dreamscape Blu-ray Dreamscape is a 1984 USA action Sci-Fi horror by Joseph Ruben.
Starring Dennis Quaid, Max von Sydow and Christopher Plummer. BBFC link IMDb

UK: The cut US PG-13 version was passed 15 for strong bloody images, moderate horror without further BBFC cuts for:

  • 2017 Second Sight Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 31st July 2017
  • 2017 Second Sight Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 31st July 2017
UK Censorship History
Passed 15 after BBFC cuts for 1984 cinema release and 1996 VHS. Uncut and 15 rated on UK DVD since 2000. In the US the film was cut for a PG-13 rating. This cut PG-13 rated version has been used for most worldwide Blu-ray releases.

Nigel reports on one exception to PG-13 Blu-ray releases:

The only uncut version on Blu-ray seems to be a German release that restores the nudity in the Quaid/Capshaw sex scene on the train but only in a standard definition insert. The quality seems closer to VHS than DVD and is so poor as to make the addition almost pointless. The adultery scene is identical on the German Blu-ray to the UK Blu-ray.

Thanks to Simon Diabolik who recalls the BBFC cuts to the UK cinema release:

As a trainee projectionist. I actually checked the ABC cinema's Dreamscape print and felt the poorly taped together cuts, a right hack job. The clunky hand made last minute BBFC cuts to the unrated US version were to the train lovemaking, nunchaku appearance and heart extraction.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Dreamscape

Promotional Material

Dennis Quaid and Kate Capshaw head up an all-star cast in this classic 80s action-packed sci-fi thriller.

Young psychic Alex Gardner is coerced into joining a dream research project in which those with his abilities are trained to enter and affect the dreams of others. What begins as an experiment in remedying nightmares turns into something far more sinister however when a corrupt government official seizes control of the project. Only Alex can stop his diabolical plan.


  • Restored version of new 2K scan
  • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio / PCM Uncompressed Stereo
  • The Actor's Journey Interview With Dennis Quaid
  • Dreamscapes And Dreammakers - Retrospective including interviews with Director Joseph Ruben, Co-Writer David Loughery, Actor David Patrick Kelly And other members of the Special Effects Team
  • Nightmares And Dreamsnakes Looking back at the Snakeman with Craig Reardon, David Patrick Kelley and others
  • In-depth conversation between Producer Bruce Cohn Curtis and Co-Writer/Producer Chuck Russell
  • Audio commentary with Bruce Cohn Curtis, David Loughery and Special Makeup artist Craig Reardon
  • Snakeman Test Footage
  • Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer


 Shopping: Re-Animator...

1985 US horror film by Stuart Gordon with a rich history of censorship just released on US Blu-ray

Link Here 14th August 2017
Re-Animator Re-Animator is a 1985 US horror film by Stuart Gordon.
With Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott and Barbara Crampton. BBFC link YouTube icon IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2017 Arrow [Unrated + Integral Versions] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 8th August 2017


Censorship History
A rich history of BBFC cuts, which have been waived since 2007. The Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut in 2007. In the US R rated version was cut, but the Unrated version wasn't. There also exists the Integral Version which is a TV version that has been padded out with additional plot.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Re-Animator

Promotional Material


One of the most wildly popular horror movies of all-time, Stuart Gordon s enduring splatter-comedy classic Re-Animator returns to Blu-ray in a stunning restoration packed with special features!

When medical student Dean Cain advertises for a roommate, he soon finds one in the form of Dr. Herbert West. Initially a little eccentric, it some becomes clear that West entertains some seriously outlandish theories specifically, the possibility of re-animating the dead. It s not long before Dean finds himself under West s influence, and embroiled in a serious of ghoulish experiments which threaten to go wildly out of control...

Based on H.P. Lovecraft s classic terror tale Herbert West Reanimator and featuring a standout performance from Jeffrey Combs as the deliciously deranged West, Re-Animator remains the ground-zero of 80s splatter mayhem and one of the genre s finest hours.


  • 4K restorations of the Unrated and Integral versions of the film
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original Stereo 2.0 and 5.1 Audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Digipak packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by Justin Erickson
  • Collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by writer Michael Gingold
  • Re-Animator the original 1991 comic book adaptation, reprinted in its entirety


  • Unrated version [86 mins]
  • Audio commentary with director Stuart Gordon
  • Audio commentary with producer Brian Yuzna, actors Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Bruce Abbott, and Robert Sampson
  • Re-Animator Resurrectus documentary on the making of the film, featuring extensive interviews with cast and crew
  • Interview with director Stuart Gordon and producer Brian Yuzna
  • Interview with writer Dennis Paoli
  • Interview with composer Richard Band
  • Music Discussion with composer Richard Band
  • Interview with former Fangoria editor Tony Timpone
  • Barbara Crampton In Conversation the Re-Animator star sits down with journalist Alan Jones for this career-spanning discussion
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Trailer & TV Spots


  • Integral version [105 mins]
  • A Guide to Lovecraftian Cinema brand new featurette looking at the many various cinematic incarnations of writer H.P. Lovecraft s work

     Shopping: Anthropophagus...

    1980 Italian video nasty by Joe D'Amato just released on UK Blu-ray

    Link Here 13th August 2017
    Anthropophagus Blu-ray The Anthropophagous Beast is a 1980 Italian horror by Joe D'Amato.
    With Tisa Farrow, Saverio Vallone and Serena Grandi. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong gory violence, horror for:

    • 2017 88 Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 7th August 2017
    Video Nasty
    Famously banned as a video nasty. The US R rated version is heavily cut and was also distributed in the UK. Released uncut in the UK on DVD and then Blu-ray in 2015.

    Promotional Material

    Joe D'Amato co-writes and directs this controversial Italian horror. A group of young tourists venturing to a remote Greek island become the victims of a murderous, cannibalistic creature. As they explore the island's abandoned town they become increasingly disturbed at what they discover, only to race back to their boat to find it cut adrift. When they head to a mansion on the island they unearth some clues about their stalker's identity. But this is only the start of their horror...


     Shopping: Friday the 13th Part 2...

    1981 USA horror mystery thriller by Steve Miner just released on US DVD

    Link Here 12th August 2017
    Friday the 13th Part 2 Friday the 13th Part 2 is a 1981 USA horror mystery thriller by Steve Miner.
    Starring Betsy Palmer, Amy Steel and John Furey. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Censorship History
    Cut for an MPAA R rating. The same cut version has been used for all UK and US release since. The 1983 UK VHS release was seized by the police during the video nasties moral panic. There's no sign of the cuts being restored, so for the moment this is the best available version.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Friday the 13th Part 2

    Summary Notes

    Months after Alice beheaded psycho killer/mother Pamela Voorhees at Camp Crystal Lake, survivor Alice is still traumatized because of the murders. But there is one problem. Mrs. Voorhee's son Jason never drowned and died.So he saw Alice behead Mrs. Voorhees. Jason finds Alice soon and murders her. Five years later a camp counselor in training program begins at Campanack Lodge. Right near Jason's home.Camp Crystal Lake. As teenagers in the program start snooping around Camp Crystal Lake, they start getting killed violently one by one.


     Update: An end to the stand against vulgarity and pseudo-liberalism...

    India sacks its crazed chief censor

    Link Here 12th August 2017  full story: Indian Film Censor Pahlaj Nihalani...Loony film censor wants to ban everything
    pahlaj-nihalaniPahlaj Nihalani has been sacked as the chief censor of India's board of film censors, the CBFC. He said that he had no regret about being asked to step down, is proud of being labelled as Sanskari censor chief and had in fact been preparing for his exit since the last six months.

    Nihalani had wound up the Indian film industry with a serious of moralistic and pedantic censorship rules that led to a long trail of excessive cuts and bans.

    Nihalani, who was appointed to the post in 2015, a year after Modi became the Prime Minister, has been replaced by writer-lyricist-and advertising exec, Prasoon Joshi. Nihalani commented:

    We've speeded up the certification process and made it entirely digital. I just hope my successor doesn't succumb to false notions of liberalism propagated by the pseudo-progressive elements in our film industry and work in a direction opposed to mine.

    Do I have any regrets? None at all. I worked in all sincerity and with utmost honesty. In the process, I offended a lot of the so-called progressive elements. I also got labelled a 'Sanskari' censor chief. I am proud of that label.

    I hope I am remembered as the CBFC chairperson who took a firm stand against vulgarity and pseudo-liberalism, no matter how unpopular it made me.


     Shopping: Pieces Deluxe Edition...

    1982 horror mystery by Juan Piquer Simon set for UK Blu-ray release on 28th August 2017 with 2 versions

    Link Here 11th August 2017
    Pieces Deluxe Edition Blu-ray Pieces is a 1982 Spain / USA / Puerto Rico / Italy horror mystery by Juan Piquer Simón (as JPiquer Simon).
    Starring Christopher George, Lynda Day George and Frank Braña. BBFC link IMDb
    Exists as a Director's Cut, an Unrated US Version and a cut Theatrical Version.

    UK: BBFC details not yet published for:

    • 2017 Arrow Deluxe Edition [Theatrical Version + Director's Cut] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 28th August 2017
    Censorship History
    Exists as a Director's Cut, an Unrated US Version and a cut Theatrical Version.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Pieces

    Promotional Material


    From Juan Piquer Simón, director of the equally unhinged Slugs, Pieces is the original sickening slasher classic, now restored in glorious 4K!

    A Boston college campus is being terrorised by a black-clad maniac who collects body parts from his unfortunate co-ed victims. As the corpses (and red herrings) begin to pile up, can Professor Brown (genre veteran Jack Taylor) unmask the murderer before his morbid puzzle is complete?

    Boasting some of the most outrageous gore set-pieces ever to splash their way across the screen (including a particularly memorable slow-motion evisceration atop a waterbed), Pieces is an essential slice of Spanish splatter and more gruesome than ever on Blu-ray.


  • Brand new 4K transfer from the original camera negative
  • Two versions of the feature: Pieces, the US theatrical version, and Mil Gritos Tiene La Noche, the original uncensored director s cut, presented in Spanish with original score by Librado Pastor [Blu-ray exclusive]
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original English and Spanish Mono Audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • 5.1 Vine Theater Experience
  • Alternate Re-score by composer Umberto
  • Brand new audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues
  • It s Exactly What You Think It Is! brand new featurette offering up an appreciation of Pieces by various filmmaker fans
  • Brand new interview with art director Gonzalo Gonzalo
  • Pieces of Juan a career-spanning interview with director Juan PiquerSimón
  • The Reddest Herring extensive interview with actor Paul Smith, including a discussion of Pieces
  • Audio Interview with producer Steve Minasian
  • Image Galleries
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Marc Schoenbach
  • Collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Michael Gingold
  • Soundtrack CD featuring the entire original score
  • 100-piece jigsaw puzzle replica

     Shopping: Psycho 2...

    1983 USA horror mystery thriller by Richard Franklin just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray

    Link Here 11th August 2017
    Psycho 2 Blu-ray Psycho II is a 1983 USA horror mystery thriller by Richard Franklin.
    With Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles and Meg Tilly. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    • 2017 Arrow Video RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 31st July 2017
    Censorship History
    The theatrical version was cut for gore. Uncut on DVD, but versions have been spotted with missing nudity

    Promotional Material


    Just when you thought it was safe to step back in the shower, Norman Bates returns in this expertly crafted sequel to Alfred Hitchcock s acclaimed horror classic.

    Deemed fit to return to society more than two decades years after his original crimes, Norman Bates has returned to his family mansion and adjacent motel. Joined by an unlikely house guest in the form of young Mary (Meg Tilly), things seem to be looking up for Norman until the grisly murders start up afresh. Has Norman really put his terrible past behind him, or is he losing his grip on sanity all over again?

    Aided by a fiendishly clever script from Fright Night director Tom Holland, Psycho II is regarded by many as one of the most successful horror sequels of all time, with a plot that will keep you guessing until the very end...


  • Digital Transfer from Original Film Elements
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original Stereo Audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary with writer Tom Holland
  • Never-before-heard audio interview with director Richard Franklin
  • Archive Interview with star Anthony Perkins
  • Vintage EPK material featuring interviews with cast and crew
  • Trailers & TV Spots
  • Still Gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Adam Rabalais
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector s Booklet with new writing on the film alongside a reprint of the Psycho II chapter from Richard Franklin s unpublished autobiography

      An eyeful of political correctness...

    ASA advert censors whinge about night club advert that they claim references porn facials

    Link Here 11th August 2017

    lola lo club advertTwo posts on the promoter's Facebook page advertising his Coco Beach Monday's club night at Lola Lo nightclub in Bristol.:

    • a. A post seen on their own Facebook page on 13 April 2017 included a picture of a female with her head titled back, her mouth wide open, her tongue extended out of her mouth and liquid being dropped in her eye with the accompanying text FREE BUBBLY & VIP FOR GROUPS DISCOUNTED DRINKS & BIG TUNES ALL NIGHT.

    • b. An event invite for the Coco Beach Mondays club night seen on the complainants Facebook feed on 13 April 2017 included the same picture as above with the accompanying text Nice artwork 206 haha leaving to the imagination whats [sic] out of shot!.Issue

    The ASA challenged whether the ads:

    • 1. linked alcohol with sexual activity; and

    • 2. featured alcohol being served irresponsibly.

    The ASA also received two complaints:

    • 3. Both complainants believed that the image was sexually explicit and objectified women and challenged whether the ads were offensive.

    ASA Assessment: complaints upheld

    The ASA was concerned by Coco Beach Monday's lack of response and apparent disregard for the Code, and ruled that they had breached CAP Code (Edition 12) rule (Unreasonable delay). We reminded them of their responsibility to provide a substantive response to our enquiries and told them to do so in the future.

    1. Upheld

    We considered that the way the model was posed with her head titled back, her mouth wide open with her tongue extended out and the liquid being poured out of shot, meant that the image was inherently sexual in nature. We considered that although the exact type of liquid being poured in to the models eye was not revealed in the image, it was heavily implied to be alcohol. Further, the text contained in the image promoted free bubbly and discounted drinks available at the club night. We therefore considered that because the image used in the ads was inherently sexual in nature and the text promoted free alcohol at the event, that it linked alcohol with sexual activity and therefore breached the Code.

    2. Upheld

    The ads demonstrated alcohol being administered through the eyeball, known as eyeballing. This method of alcohol consumption had associated health risks. We concluded that the ads portrayed a style of drinking that was unwise and showed alcohol being handled irresponsibly and therefore was in breach of the Code.

    3. Upheld

    We considered the image used in the ads to be sexually gratuitous and provocative, and that it mimicked the style of facial pornography. This was further emphasised in ad (b) by the accompanying comment, which stated that the Facebook user should imagine where the liquid came from. We considered that the image that appeared in both ads, taken together with the sexually suggestive comment that accompanied ad (b), objectified women. We therefore considered that the ads were sexist and likely to cause serious wide spread offence.


    The ads must not appear again in their current form. We told Coco Beach Monday's to ensure their future advertising was prepared with a sense of responsibility to consumers and society, and to ensure they did not link alcohol to sexual activity or to show alcohol being handled or served irresponsibly. Further, we told them that they should ensure their ads did not contain anything that was likely to cause serious or widespread offence.


      The Emoji Movie...

    BBFC suggest cuts for a U rating lest the little sentiments get all offended

    Link Here 11th August 2017
    Poster Emoji Movie 2017 Tony Leondis The Emoji Movie is a 2017 USA children's cartoon comedy by Tony Leondis.
    Starring TJ Miller, Anna Faris and Sofía Vergara. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: 2D and 3D versions were passed U for mild rude humour, comic threat, very mild bad language after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:

    • 2017 cinema release
    The BBFC commented:
    • This film was originally seen for advice, at which stage the company was advised it was likely to be classified PG but that their preferred U could be achieved by removing some mild bad language. When the film was submitted for formal classification, the mild bad language in question had been removed and the film was therefore classified U.

    Summary Notes

    The Emoji Movie unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone's user. In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression - except for Gene, an exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become "normal" like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak. Together, they embark on an epic "app-venture" through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the Code that will fix Gene. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all emojis depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before it's deleted forever.


     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

    Link Here 10th August 2017
    The Devil's Brigade The Devil's Brigade is a 1968 USA action war drama by Andrew V McLaglen.
    Starring William Holden, Cliff Robertson and Vince Edwards. BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2017 Kino Lorber (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 1st August 2017
    UK Censorship History
    BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A' rated 1968 cinema release. Uncut on home video. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    They were misfits, rebels... and heroes! Screen legend William Holden (Revengers) stars in this riveting World War II saga based on the true story of the First Special Service. Capturing the drama of combat with outstanding cinematography and an exceptionally strong cast, The Devil's Brigade is a thrilling tribute to this renowned fighting unit. Lt. Col. Robert T. Frederick (Holden) takes on the daunting task of melding a renegade group of American and Canadian recruits into a crack team of commando warriors. Frederick's superiors doubt the rookies until Frederick's volunteers them for a perilous attack on a Nazi stronghold in the mountains. His men will be outnumbered and outgunned, but that's a fair fight to The Devil's Brigade. Action veteran Andrew V. McLaglen (The Way West) directed this top-notch adventure yarn co-starring Cliff Robertson (Malone), Vince Edwards (The Victors), Richard Jaeckel (The Dirty Dozen), Carroll O Connor (All in the Family), Dana Andrews (Boomerang), Michael Rennie (The Lost World) and Harry Carey Jr. (The Long Riders). -- One of the finest war films ever made! Hollywood Citizen-News


      The Cable Guy...

    Previous BBFC cuts waived for 2017 home video

    Link Here 10th August 2017
    Cable Guy Full Screen The Cable Guy is a 1996 USA comedy thriller by Ben Stiller.
    Starring Jim Carrey, Matthew Broderick and Leslie Mann. BBFC link IMDb

    An upcoming video release has just been passed 12 uncut for moderate sex references, violence with previous BBFC cuts waived.

    UK Censorship History

    BBFC category cuts were required for a 12 rated 1996 cinema release and the subsequent VHS releases. The BBFC cuts were waived for 12 rated 2017 home video. The film is uncut and PG-13 rated in the US.

    From IMDb. Previously a single 4 sec cut was made to this black comedy, in order to secure a required 12 cert.

    • The cut occurs towards the end, when Jim Carrey and Matthew Broderick, are fighting on top of the TV satellite. A couple of shots of Carrey headbutting Broderick and an ear clap have been removed.


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