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Baaghi Baaghi is a 2016 action thriller by Sabir Khan.
Starring Shraddha Kapoor, Tiger Shroff and Sudheer Babu Posani. BBFC link
BBFC category cuts were required for a 2016 12A rated cinema release.
BBFC cut
category cuts
26s
12A 132:31s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, injury detail after 26s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2016 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Distributor chose to remove strong violence (in this instance focus on bloody injury, limbs being broken, and blood spurts) in order to obtain a 12A classification. A 15 without cuts was available to the company.
Baba Yaga

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  • Baba Yaga Reloaded
  • Baba Yaga, The Devil Witch
  • Black Magic
  • Kiss Me Kill Me
  • The Devil Witch

Baba Yaga Reloaded DVD cover

Baba Yaga is a 1973 Italy Giiallo by Corrado Farina.
With Carroll Baker, George Eastman and Isabelle De Funès. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut for cinema by the BBFC and by the MPAA. The Director restored cut footage for 2008 DVD.

Summary Review: Surreal Tangents

Strange things have been happening to Valentina, a young and beautiful professional photographer, ever since she made the acquaintance of Baba Yaga, a mysterious older woman who gave her a lift home late one night.

This movie has just confused the hell out of everybody since it's based on a comic strip Valentina few outside of Italy have read and few in Italy probably understood. Valentina is a photographer who through the agency of a magic camera falls under the spell of a strange lesbian witch, Baba Yaga. That's the basic plot, but it goes off on so many bizarre and surreal tangents that the movie itself is almost impossible to describe.

This movie definitely isn't for everybody, but if you're on this site reading this review  I expect you'll probably like it.

uncut
Reloaded
Version
18 85:09s UK: The Reloaded version was passed 18 uncut by the BBFC for:
  • 2012 Shameless Pop Erotica Box Set [+ Venus in Furs + Baba Yaga] R0 DVD
  • 2008 Argent/Shameless R2 DVD at UK Amazon

See article from dvdtimes.co.uk :

For this 2009 release the film has been re-cut by Farina himself, returning the majority of the deleted materials to their rightful locations, most notably with a politically driven pre-credits graveyard sequence, of which the chances of being warmly received in the USA are about nil.

Most of the other material that was deleted either underscores the lesbian elements or can simply be seen as padding.

The two censor-mandated full frontal nudity cuts have also been restored. It would be unfair to claim that the reinstating of these scenes turns a flawed film into a masterpiece, but they do make the film slightly more cohesive as a whole, and lead to certain scene transitions seeming a little less jarring.

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pre-cut
MPAA
Unrated
~83:00s
=~79:00s
US: The Original Version is cut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2016 Blue Underground Killer Thrillers (RA) Blu-ray
  • 2012 Blue Underground R0 Blu-ray
  • 2003 Blue Underground R1 DVD

This version seems also to be missing full frontal shots of Carroll Baker and Isabelle De Funès. The 2016 Blu-ray release offers cut and delted scenes as extras.

BBFC cut
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X cert submitted:
80:53s
=77:39s
 
UK: The Original Version was passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1974 cinema release titled Baba Yaga, The Devil Witch

The BBFC cuts were:

  • Two full frontal shot of Carroll Baker were deleted

Disputes at the production company saw material deleted at odds with the wishes of the director.

Babes of Baywatch

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1s 18 57:20s 1998 release by Lawrence Lanoff
Baby Baby is a 2015 India action crime mystery by Neeraj Pandey.

See Banned International: Baby

Baby Cart to Hades Baby Cart to Hades is a 1972 Japan action drama by Kenji Misumi

See Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades

Baby Love

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  • Amor Perigoso
Baby Love is a 1968 UK drama by Alastair Reid.
Starring Diana Dors, Linda Hayden and Troy Dante. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1968 cinema release. Presumably the cuts have persisted ever since.

Summary Notes

Libidinous 15 year old English schoolgirl Lucy finds her single mother dead. They never had a good relationship, but this still unbalances her. She moves in with the family of her mother's old friend. She hates him and seduces his wife.

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA R ~93:00s
US: Unconfirmed but the running time suggests that the US R rated version is uncut. Maybe best avoided with issues about Linda Hayden's age.
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
18

X pre 1970

91:46s

submitted
VHS
91:45s

submitted
92:59s
 

UK: Presumably the cut cinema version was passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2015 Network R2 DVD
  • 1994 Polygram VHS
  • 1988 Embassy Home Entertainment VHS
UK: Passed X (18) after compulsory cuts for:
  • 1968 cinema release
Babylon 5: Messages from Earth

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Messages from Earth is a 1996 USA TV action Sci-Fi adventure by Michael Vejar.
Starring Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian and Jerry Doyle. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for PG rated 1997 VHS.

Summary Notes

Sheridan discovers a terrifying new alliance between the Shadows and another race.

BBFC cut
3s
PG certificate 41:50s UK:  Passed PG after 3s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1997 Warner VHS
The BBFC cuts were:
  • During pre-credits, when man and woman are chased through metal grid, remove all sight of man wielding chainsticks.

Babylon AD

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Babylon 2 Disc Bonus Digital Copy

Babylon A.D. is a 2008 France/UK action Sci-Fi adventure by Mathieu Kassovitz.
With Vin Diesel, Michelle Yeoh and Mélanie Thierry. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

The Theatrical Version was cut in the US for a PG-13. The uncut version is the Unrated Extended Version

Summary Notes

Veteran-turned-mercenary Toorop takes the high-risk job of escorting a woman from Russia to America. Little does he know that she is host to an organism that a cult wants to harvest in order to produce a genetically modified Messiah.

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uncut
Extended Version
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

96:46s UK: The Canal Studio Version or Extended Edition or Raw & Uncut Version or Harder Cut was passed 15 uncut for strong language and moderate violence for: 

US: The Canal Studio Version or Extended Edition or Raw & Uncut Version or Harder Cut is MPAA Unrated for:

The BBFC explained the differenced between the versions:

Babylon A.D . is an adaptation of Maurice G. Dantec's science fiction novel Babylon Babies . It is set in a post-apocalyptic society and tells the story of Toorop; a veteran soldier turned mercenary who is hired to transport a young girl from Russia to Canada.

This DVD version has been passed 15 because of at least eight uses of strong language and moderate violence. Guidelines for 15 allow frequent use of strong language (eg 'fuck') , unlike guidelines for 12 or 12A where the use of strong language must be infrequent .

The versions for the cinema and another DVD release were passed 12A and 12 , respectively, because they were identical in content, in containing only one use of strong language and moderate violence.

In all other respects, this version is the same as the other two. This work also contains frequent use of moderate language – including bitch , shit and arse . The moderate violence featured is of the standard action movie fare and includes explosions, impressionistic fight scenes and gun battles. There are occasional bloody moments including a brutal cage fight between the main character and a vicious gladiator and another scene which features a slow-motion bullet entering the body of woman. These moments in the work are infrequent and do not linger on bloody injuries. Their inclusion is largely mitigated by the fantastical science-fiction context and well-contained within 15 guidelines which say that violence may be strong but may not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury .

See also pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

  BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut

12 cert

MPAA
PG-13

86:30s UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 12A without further BBFC cuts for infrequent strong language and moderate violence for:
  • 2008 20th Century Fox video
  • 2008 cinema release
The Babysitters

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  • Twin Sitters

Twin Sitters DVD

31s PG certificate 88:32s 1994 US comedy by John Paragon

Cut by the BBFC when submitted in 1995

Thanks to Bleach on the Melon Farmers Forum :

  • At 32 mins - The finding of two little boys in joke hanging was reduced by removing initial long shots and close ups of faces, resuming on long shots of twins in doorway with boys` feet dangling foreground.
  • At 38 mins - In scene by swimming pool, all close ups of coiled orange cable, plug-in socket, cable uncurling, and plug pulled out of socket were removed.
  • At 66 mins - Shot of black gloved hands twisting and banging man`s head against balustrade was removed.
  • At 79 mins - After oriental twins kick man behind them, the attack with repeated kicks on two other men was removed, resuming on corridor shot.
  • At 81 mins - When black twins take turns to punch man in face, blows were reduced to one punch only.

The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon

Back in Action

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  • Coup de force

Back in Action DVD

See trailer from youtube.com
 

Uncut at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
uncut
uncut
18 88:14s Back in Actions is a 1994 US action film by Steve DiMarco & Paul Ziller.
With Billy Blanks, Roddy Piper and Bobbie Phillips. IMDb

UK: Passed 18 uncut with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

Summary Review: A definite winner

The sister of a former US Green Beret, is involved in a love affair with a mobster, endangering seriously her life. His brother will make his best efforts to save her from her boyfriend and his friends. But perhaps tough cop Rossi could help him... or stop him.

Good chemistry between the two leads, Lots of action. A definite winner.

This is an excellent "B" movie. Blanks and Piper work really well together. The story is decent. But story doesn't count, action does. And there is more than enough action to keep people happy. Blanks and Piper are good in the numerous fight scenes.

Overall a really good movie that any action fan should check out.

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total
~9:00s

BBFC
1:28s

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pre-cut
~7:30s

18 79:19s UK: Passed 18 after a total of about 9:00s of cuts for:
  • 1994 Guild VHS

The BBFC commented:

The distributors resubmitted the video shorn of 7.5 minutes of the most brutal violence, after which a further 1.5 minutes was cut by the Board, removing most of the remaining kicks to the head and face, the smashing of heads against walls, floors and pillars, the biting of ears and glamorising of weaponry.

banned
banned
rejected 88:01s UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1984 Guild VHS

The BBFC commented:

T wo of the rejected videos in 1994 (the other is Kickboxer 4: The Aggressor ) featured karate but each went beyond acceptable standards in the quantity and intensity of potentially lethal kicks to the head and bone-crunching blows and twists to the limbs, back and neck. Since this form of macho heroics is likely to appeal to teenagers with a record of violent offending, cuts did not seem a practical proposition. The Board has always been concerned about films in which heroes meet viciousness with viciousness, inflicting pain and injury on others as if it were the only remedy for villainy.

Back to Melrose Place

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8:04s 18 41:39s 1995 release
The Back-Up Plan

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Back Up Plan Blu ray Region Free

 

Uncut version is available at:
R1 DVD at UK Amazon Blu-ray at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at US Amazon RA Blu-ray at US Amazon

 

uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA
PG-13

99:54s 2010 US comedy romance by Alan Poul. With Jennifer Lopez, Alex O'Loughlin and Michaela Watkins. IMDb

The International Version was passed 15 uncut for

The US release is uncut and MPAA PG-13 Rated for:

BBFC
cut
12 cert 99:40s The UK Version was passed 12 after cuts suggested by the BBFC for:
  • 2010 Sony R2 DVD
  • 2010 cinema release

Thanks to Gavin Salkeld. The BBFC commented:

  • The Back Up Plan was seen by a senior examiner in advance of its formal submission and a number of changes were suggested, including the removal of several strong sex references. The film was duly passed '12A'.
Backlash See WWE Backlash 2005
Bad

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  • Andy Warhol's Bad

Andy Warhol's Bad DVD

Andy Warhol's Bad is a 1977 USA crime comedy horror by Jed Johnson.
Starring Cyrinda Foxe, Matthew Anton and Cathy Roskam. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1977 cinema release. Cut n the US for an MPAA R rating. A US DVD release in 2009 is reported to be uncut and MPAA Unrated.

Summary Notes

Hazel runs a beauty salon out of her house, but makes extra money by providing ruthless women to do hit jobs. K.T. is a parasite, and contacts Hazel looking for work when he runs out of money. She is reluctant to use him for a hit, since she prefers using women, but decides to try him on a trial basis. Meanwhile, the local cop she pays off wants an arrest to make it look like he's actually doing his job, but she doesn't want to sacrifice any of her "associates." Several other side plots are woven in, populated with characters from the sleazy side of life.

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uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~105:00s
 
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
mpaa cut
cut
MPAA R 103:59s
 
US: Originally given an uncut MPAA X rating, but the film was then cut for an R rating
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
X 105:08s
 
UK: Passed X (18) after compulsory cuts for:
  • 1977 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • Cut to remove all close up footage of pornographic magazine material
  • Edits to the finger removal scene
  • Edits to shots of a dead baby after being thrown out of a high rise window
Bad Blood 1994 US action film by Tibor Takács

See Viper

Bad Boy Bubby

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uncut 18 109:15s 1993 Australian/Italian film by Rolf de Heer

Cuts were waived when resubmitted in 2007

The uncut region 2 DVD is available at UK Amazon
The uncut US Blu-ray is available via UK Amazon

The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon
The uncut US Blu-ray is available at US Amazon

20s 18 109:03s The Entertainment in Video version was cut when submitted in 1995

Cut by 3s for the cinema version and 20s for video. The BBFC site suggests that the cuts were the same for both versions so perhaps different implementations of the required cut.

From DVD Times :

The BBFC cut one shot, nine minutes in: Bubby is sitting in a chair, tugging at a string which is around his cat's neck. The cat seems to be resisting, which is presumably why the BBFC considered that it was distressed, making the shot fall foul of the Animals Act.

This cut unfortunately removed the following dialogue:
Bubby: Where cat from?
Mother: Outside .

This blurred a plot point, as this was the first indication that there is an "outside".

Bad Boys

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Bad Boys is a 1983 USA crime thriller by Rick Rosenthal.
Starring Sean Penn, Reni Santoni and Jim Moody. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Exists as a Theatrical Version and a Shortened Version.

Summary Notes

Chicago crime kid Mick O'Brien has been sent to a juvenile prison for vehicular manslaughter. Most unfortunately, the person he kills is the kid brother of his nemesis Paco Moreno, who vows revenge by raping Mick's girlfriend. Paco is caught and sent to the same prison where he re-works his revenge plan, and Mick has no choice but to defend himself.

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA R

118:13s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2007 Optimum R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2002 Universal R2 DVD
  • 1983 cinema release

US: uncut and MPAA Rated for:

BBFC uncut

cut
shortened

18 104:47s UK: A shortened version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for
  • 1987 Warner VHS

The cuts were uncontentious and were for timing reasons. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

Bad Dreams

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Dreams Visiting Hours Region NTSC

Bad Dreams is a 1988 USA horror thriller by Andrew Fleming.
With Jennifer Rubin, Bruce Abbott and Richard Lynch. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for VHS. Uncut in the US

Summary Notes: Underrated Entertainment

In the mid-'70s, a cult group called Unity Field commits mass suicide, but a young girl survives. After being in a coma for thirteen years she wakes up in a psyche ward, not remembering the incident. The psychiatrist tries to help her remember, but she begins seeing the leader of the cult talking to her from the grave, and the other members of her therapy group begin to commit suicide around her. Or is it suicide?

Bad Dreams is very much a product of the 80s and horror filmmaking style at that time. The film tell the story of the sole survivor of mass suicide at an interesting hippielike commune/cult led by a David Koresh type leader.

Yet Bad Dreams is a cut above most others for many reasons. The film is filled with surrealistic arresting images-in particular, the house where the mass suicide took place is an intriguing looking building, tragically beautiful. The acting is better than in most horror films. Jennifer Rubin is especially good. In short, Bad Dreams is a must see.

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uncut
MPAA
R Rated
~84:00s
=~81:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:
BBFC cut
22s
18 80:17s UK: Passed 18 after 0:22s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1989 CBS/Fox Video Video

Cuts details from IMDb:

  • to remove closeup shots of self-mutilation with a knife and a scalpel
  • to reduce a scene where a man is repeatedly hit by a car.

It has been shown on Zone Horror and others uncut uncut suggesting that the BBFC would now waive the cuts

Bad Education

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  • La mala educación
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uncut
15 cert

MPAA
NC-17

101:01s 2004 Spain drama by Pedro Almodóvar.
Wiht Gael García Bernal, Fele Martínez and Javier Cámara. IMDb

Passed 15 uncut for:

The US release is uncut and MPAA NC-17 rated for:

There is also a cut pixellated R Rated US release to avoid

Bad Girls

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BBFC uncut 15 cert 95:55s 1994 US western by Jonathan Kaplan.
With Madeleine Stowe, Mary Stuart Masterson and Andie MacDowell. IMDb

Passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2004 20th Century Fox R2 DVD
  • 1994 Fox VHS
  • 1994 cinema release

This UK release is reported to be the uncut version also noted as Unrated for US release.

There is also a cut US R Rated Version missing 27s of 2 of Drew Barrymore's scenes where she flashes her breasts

Bad Girls Dormitory

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Marias B Movie Mayhem Riot Girls Region1

 

Uncut at:
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
uncut
uncut
MPAA
R Rated
  1986 US action drama by Tim Kincaid.
With Carey Zuris, Teresa Farley and Natalie O'Connell. IMDb

Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

Summary Review: Grimy

Inmates at a women's prison run by a corrupt warden and her gang of sadistic guards plan a breakout.

If you want some 80s NYC sleaze, you can't go wrong with this. Sporting a lo-fi BASKET CASE aesthetic, BAD GIRL'S DORMITORY is rife with dirty NYC alleys, grimy apartment buildings, and basements with peeling paint. I love it. The acting is universally bad but lead Zuris, who looks a bit like Marilyn Chambers, is actually decent.

BBFC uncut

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pre-cut
33s

18 93:53s A version notes as pre-cut by 33s was passed 18 without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 1986 Odyssey VHS
Bad Grandpa Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa is a 2013 USA comedy by Jeff Tremaine.

See Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

Bad Influence

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28s 18 97:04s 1990 US drama by Curtis Hanson

The 2003 MGM DVD release was cut by 28s by the BBFC with the following comment: Compulsory cut to remove dangerous imitable technique.

The 1990 cinema release and 1991 video release from Entertainment in Video suffered similarly but implemented differently.

Thanks to Bleach, from cuts details on IMDb

  • Removed "dangerous imitable technique" during the scene where Alex attempts to kill Michael by connecting the car lights to the petrol tank.

The uncut region 1 DVD is available via UK Amazon
The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon

Review from US Amazon : Excellent

A movie that keeps you in suspense from it's very beginning deserves to be called "excellent".

Rob Lowe's magnificent performance as a charismatic player is so convincing you may notice at the end that you have not even moved while watching it...

James Spader's roll as a decent hard working professional who innocently finds himself, suddenly involved in a homicide case, is terrific as well. Love, sex, passion, hate...and even murder are perfectly combined in this movie...

Highly recommended...

Bad Lieutenant

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Bad Lieutenant DVD Harvey Keitel

 

Uncut version is available at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon Blu-ray at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at US Amazon Blu-ray at US Amazon
uncut
uncut
18 92:14s 1992 US police drama by Abel Ferrara. With Harvey Keitel, Victor Argo and Paul Calderon. IMDb

Passed 18 uncut for:

The US release is uncut and MPAA NC-17 rated for:

Bad Lieutenant is banned completely in Ireland. If you are thinking of buying it in the US beware of a butchered R rated version prepared especially for our moral guardians at Blockbuster Video.

Review from UK Amazon : It doesn't come much better

Sometimes your need to explore the bad. Not sugar coat it, not make it all-right-in-the-end feelgood hollywood crowd-pleasing, but take a character and a situation and follow them both through to their rightful conclusion.

And make no mistake, this is totally about badness - Keitel's character is as corrupted to the core as a human being can be. And we witness it all close up.

But can someone like him be ultimately redeemed? I'll leave you to find out. Be prepared to be shocked, to witness total corruption and despair, and to witness one of the best performances an actor can give.

This film will take you way beyond your comfort zone - but is a tour de force of vital, raw cinema. I still shudder now when recalling it and how I felt at the ending. It doesn't come much better than this.

1:47s 18 90:27s Passed 18 after 1:47s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1995 Guild VHS

The video version suffered the bad timing of being released soon after the James Bulger media panic.

  1. Rape of the nun: cut: scene where nun's pants are removed revealing pubic hair.
  2. Injecting heroin: cut: close-up of Zoe Lund's arm as she injects herself.
  3. Injecting heroin: cut: Keitel drinking as he watches Zoe.
  4. Injecting heroin: cut: another shot of Zoe's arm with the needle in it.
  5. Injecting heroin: cut: close up of Zoe's face.
  6. Injecting heroin: cut: Zoe drawing liquid from spoon. (still present in the trailer!)
  7. Injecting heroin: 31s replaced by crude dissolve: Zoe injects Keitel.

Led Zepplin threatened legal action against a track sounding slightly like "Kashmir". The offending song has been removed from 4 points in the video.

  1. Street drug dealing just before Keitel arrives to buy crack: now no music at all.
  2. Nun's rape originally to backing track "signifying rapper": now church organ music.
  3. Long tracking shot following Keitel into the hospital: now no music at all.
  4. End credits: now have Abel Ferrara himself singing.
BBFC uncut 18 96:05s
=92:14s
Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 1992 cinema release
Bad Man's River

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  • El hombre de Río Malo

Bad Mans River DVD Cleef

Bad Man's River is a 1971 Spain / Italy / France comedy western by Eugenio Martín (as Gene Martin).
Starring Lee Van Cleef, James Mason and Gina Lollobrigida. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were made for an A rated 1971 cinema release. Possibly this cut version was was rated 12 for 2000 DVD. Uncut for 12 rated 2003 DVD.  Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.

Summary Notes

Robber Roy King loses his wife, Alicia, to revolutionary Montero. Despite their rivalry they collaborate in an attempt to rob the Mexican government of one million dollars.

BBFC uncut
uncut
12

MPAA PG
MPAA

88:07s

UK: A version noted as a 're-edited version' was passed 12 uncut for:

Presumably this is the uncut version.

US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:

BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut

12 85:35s

UK: A cut version 12 uncut for:
  • 2000 Orbit/Quantum Leap R0 DVD
BBFC cut
category cuts
A submitted
91:31s
=87:51s
UK: Passed A (PG) after category cuts for:
  • 1971 cinema release
Bad Moon

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  • Bad Moon - Luna mortale
Bad Moon is a 1996 USA horror by Eric Red.
Starring Mariel Hemingway, Michael Paré and Mason Gamble. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Cut in the US to achieve an R rating. In the UK the same cut version was rated 18 for 1997 VHS. There also exists a Director's Cut but it doesn't restore the material originally cut for an R rating

Summary Notes

One man's struggle to contain the curse he hides within... and his last-ditch attempt to free himself with the love of family. But when it looks as if he is losing his battle, and endangering all he holds most dear, the family dog, Thor, is the last hope for his family's survival... and the end to his Werewolf curse.

mpaa cut
Director's Cut

best available
best
available

MPAA
Unrated
  US: Cut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2016 Shout! Factory [Theatrical + Director's Cut] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon

The film was originally cut to avid an X rating with a few seconds of sex and gore being cut from the opening scene. Later a Director's Cut surfaced but it did not include the material that was censored for an R rating.

BBFC uncut
Theatrical Version

mpaa cut
cut

18

MPAA R

76:31s

UK: Presumably the Cut US R rated version was passed 18 without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 1997 Warner Home VHS

US: Cut for an MPAA R rating for:

  • 2016 Shout! Factory [Theatrical + Director's Cut] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 1996 cinema release

From IMDb:

  • The movie was originally given an NC-17, mostly for the opening sex scene and for violent content. A few seconds of sex and gore were cut from the opening scene and the movie was given an R rating.
Bad Santa

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  • Badder Santa (unrated version)

Bad Santa DVD

uncut
Director's Cut
MPAA
Unrated
~91:00s
=~87:00s
Bad Santa is a 2003 US/Germany comedy by Terry Zwigoff.
With Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac and Lauren Graham. YouTube icon IMDb

US: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:

Despite the Director's Cut label, reviewers seem to prefer the Unrated or Theatrical Versions

uncut
Badder Santa
MPAA
Unrated
~100:00s
=~96:00s
US: The Unrated Version is released for:

From IMDb. The unrated cut includes the following changes:

  • There's an alternate take of Willie leaving the mall at the start of the movie with a more vulgar exchange with the security guard. Willie retorts that his penis as the only content of his pants and asks whether the guard wants to see it.
  • There's a whole new subplot at the beginning of the movie with Willie stealing a car and robbing someone's house, and then going to a strip club and bringing a stripper home before hearing the phone message telling him it's that time of year again.
  • There is more footage of Willie having sex in the dressing room.
  • The pinball scene with the underage girl is extended with more thrusting.
  • There's more swearing and berating in the food court scene.
  • There's some more footage of Willie yelling at The Kid after losing a game of checkers.
  • The jacuzzi sex scene is slightly longer.
  • The scene with Willie confronting a security guard outside the mall is extended.
  • A small extension of the Granny Death scene.
  • An extended car death scene.
  • A longer shoot out at the mall
BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut

15 cert 95:27s UK: The pre-cut Unrated Version was passed 15 uncut for:
  • 2005 Columbia/TriStar R2 DVD

See cuts details from dvdcompare.net

  • DVD Compare reports that the UK DVD release is basically the Unrated Version but is missing the mention of Willie's penis in the opening exchange with the security guard.
BBFC uncut 15 cert

MPAA
R rated

88:00s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2005 Columbia/TriStar R2 DVD
  • 2004 cinema release
Bad Santa 2

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  • Papai Noel às Avessas 2
Bad Santa 2 is a 2016 USA comedy by Mark Waters.
Starring Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates and Tony Cox. BBFC link IMDb
Exists as a Theatrical Version and an MPAA Unrated Extended Version.

Summary Notes

Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie teams up once again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus, to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~94:00s
=~90:00s
US: An Extended Version is MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2017 Broad Green Pictures [Theatrical + Unrated Versions] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon
BBFC uncut
uncut
15

MPAA R

92:17s
=88:36s

UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language, sex references, sex for:
  • 2016 cinema release

US: The Theatrical Version was rated R for crude sexual content and language throughout, and some graphic nudity.

Bad Teacher

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uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

93:35s 2011 US comedy by Jake Kasdan.
With Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel and Justin Timberlake. IMDb

UK: The Unrated Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language, once very strong, strong sex & drug references for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com . The Unrated version contains more strong language and a not so sexy Timberlake/Diaz sex scene. Worth having but not quite the 'raunchy' version promised.

BBFC uncut 15 cert

MPAA
R Rated

91:51s
=88:11s
The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without cuts for strong sex references and language, drug use and moderate nudity for:
  • 2011 cinema release

Bad Timing

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Bad Timing is a 1980 UK mystery thriller by Nicolas Roeg.
With Art Garfunkel, Theresa Russell and Harvey Keitel. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Re-edited to separate a juxtaposed image of a child with an image of lovemaking. This cut has persisted into all subsequent releases.

Summary Notes: A Darkly Erotic Study

The setting is Vienna. A young American woman is brought to a hospital after overdosing on pills, apparently in a suicide attempt. A police detective suspects foul play on the part of her lover, an American psychology professor. A darkly erotic study of several rather unsympathetic characters.

BBFC cut
cut

best available
best
available

18

X cert

MPAA
R Rated

117:08s UK: Passed 18/X after BBFC cuts for: US: The UK cuts apply also to US releases, MPAA R rated for:

Thanks to Gary. See article from film.thedigitalfix.com . The BBFC cuts were:

  • The cut is in the scene where Linden (Art Garfunkel) is giving a lecture. At one point he juxtaposes an image of lovemaking with a shot of a child, the first spy . This was re-edited into separate shots due to concerns about the Child Protection Act, and all versions available are the re-edited version. You can spot the rather ragged edit if you know it's there.
Bagdad Cafe

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  • Out of Rosenheim
uncut
uncut
12 cert 103:57s Bagdad Cafe is a 1987 US/West Germany comedy drama by Percy Adlon.
With Marianne Sägebrecht, CCH Pounder and Jack Palance. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

UK: The longer German Version was passed 12 uncut for:

BBFC uncut PG cert

MPAA
PG

87:27s UK: The shorter US Version was passed PG without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1989 Vestron VHS
  • 1988 cinema release

US : The US Version is MPAA PG rated for:

Bairavaa Bairavaa is a 2017 action thriller by Bharathan.
Starring Joseph Vijay, Keerthi Suresh and Jagapathi Babu. BBFC link
BBFC category cuts were required for a 2017 12A rated cinema release
BBFC cut
category cuts
2:37s
12A 166:16s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, sexual violence references, drug misuse, language after 2:37s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2017 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove moments of strong bloody violence in order to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available.
Baise-moi

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  • Fuck Me
  • Rape Me

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Baise-moi is a 2000 France crime drama by Virginie Despentes and Coralie.
With Raffaëla Anderson, Karen Lancaume, Céline Beugnot. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 2001 cinema release and 2002 DVD, but uncut on 2013 DVD. Banned in Australia

Summary Review: Crude but exhilarating

Two young women, marginalised by society, go on a destructive tour of sex and violence. Breaking norms and killing men - and shattering the complacency of polite cinema audiences.

People comparing Baise-Moi to Thelma and Louise and finding it wanting by comparison are missing the point. Baise-Moi has much more in common with films like Natural Born Killers and Rafal Sielinski's Fun , and viewers who won't enjoy the nasty music, nasty violence and nasty sex should stick to safe, predictable Hollywood production-line films.  For those with stronger stomachs, this will be a cult film to watch repeatedly.

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

73:46s UK: Passed 18 uncut for sexual violence, real sex and very strong language with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

The BBFC explained:

BAISE-MOI is a subtitled French feature in which two young women, marginalised by society and troubled by their experiences of rape, prostitution and pornography, meet by chance and embark on a violent killing spree. It was originally cut at 18 for both cinema and video release in 2001. This DVD re-release is rated 18 uncut for sexual violence, real sex and very strong language.

A brutal rape scene occurs early in the film, with two women being abducted by a group of men and taken to an abandoned warehouse. There, one of the women struggles and cries out as she is hit, forcibly stripped and raped. The other woman remains passive, refusing to respond to the rapists. The scene includes nudity and an explicit close shot of real penetration. However, neither the nudity nor the real penetration are portrayed as sexual or titillating. On the contrary, the rape is presented as violent and horrific, and, in this context, the shot of penetration reinforces the violation and brutality. In a later scene a man is anally penetrated with a gun. Again, the act is clearly one of violence and it relates back to the earlier rape. Neither sequence makes sexual or sadistic violence appear normal, appealing or arousing. There is never any suggestion that the victims enjoy the experience, and the audience is led to identify and empathise with the victims, not the perpetrators.

BAISE-MOI contains additional scenes of strong sex, including real oral sex and penetration, as the young women are seen with clients or men they meet on their journey. These scenes, like the scenes of sexual violence, reflect the gritty reality of the character's lives and experiences.

Very strong language ('cunt') is also used.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC cut
12s
18 73:35s UK: Passed 18 after 12s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2002 Universal R2 DVD
  • 2002 Feature Film Company R2 DVD

The BBFC commented:

Cuts required to two sequences of sexual violence involving strong sexual imagery:

  • explicit close up of sexual penetration of woman during rape scene
  • sight of gun being pressed into man's anus prior to being fired

Contains hardcore segments even after being censored by the BBFC

BBFC cut
10s
18 76:51s
=73:47s
UK: Passed 18 after 10s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2001 cinema release

The BBFC explained:

  • Cut required to an explicit close-up shot of a penis penetrating a vagina during a violent rape sequence.
banned
banned
Australian Classification Board
RC
~74:00s Australia: Banned by the Film Censorship Board for:
  • 2013 Potential Films video
  • 2002 Requested ban by Australian Government upheld

The film was shown at cinemas with an R18+ (18) rating.

Note that the version banned by the censors in 2013 was a pre-cut version with the sight of penetration deleted from the rape scene.

Balram vs Tharadas

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1:01s 12A cert 161:26s
 
by I.V. Sasi

Cut in 2006 with the following BBFC comment: The cuts were Cuts for Category. Distributor chose to make cuts to remove sight of bloody injuries and weapons

Bamboo Gods and Iron Men

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Bamboo Gods and Iron Men is a 1974 Philippines/USA action crime comedy by Cesar Gallardo.
With James Iglehart, Shirley Washington and Chiquito. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1974 cinema release. uncut in the US

Summary Notes

The Jefferson's honeymoon night in Hong Kong will be troubled by a number of people wishing to get hold of a Bouddha statuette that the husband offered her when window-shopping that day. When the going gets rough, it helps that Cal Jefferson is a top American boxer...

  MPAA
R rated
~96:00s US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
cut
X cert   UK: Passed X after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1974 cinema release
Bamboo House Dolls

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  • Nu ji zhong ying
  • Bamboo House of Dolls
  • Bamboo Women's Prison
Bamboo House Dolls is a  Hong Kong prison drama by Chin Hung Kuei.
With Birte Tove, Lieh Lo and Hsieh Wang. BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1975 cinema release

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uncut
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Denmark
  Denmark: There's an uncut Danish release but it has Chinese audio and Scandinavian subtitles
banned
banned
rejected   UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1975 cinema release
Band Baaja Baaraat
  • Wedding Planners
BBFC uncut PG cert 139:15s

 

2010 India comedy romance by Maneesh Sharma. IMDb

Passed PG uncut for:

  • 2011 Yash Raj DVD

There are no subtitles on this release so the obscure swear word remains obscured and the film was given a PG rating.

BBFC uncut 12A cert 139:15s Passed 12A uncut for:
  • 2010 cinema release

An unheard obscured swear word on the soundtrack was translated as f*** in the subtitles. This earned the otherwise PG film a 12A rating

Band Camp

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      2005 US comedy by Steve Rash

See American Pie Presents Band Camp

The Banker

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uncut 18 91:46s 1989 US thriller by William Webb

Cuts waived when resubmitted in 2004

2:38s 18 89:08s RCA/Columbia release was cut when submitted in 1990
Banned from Television

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  • Banned from Television Uncensored!

Banned From Television Uncensored
 

Uncut at:
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~54:00s
=~51:00s
1998 US reality TV video.
IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Summary Review : Gruesome Reality

Scenes range from an undercover police video at a strip club to a shark attack on a student, from a collapsing tower at a Deep Purple concert in Chile to several scenes of police brutality in South America. The most gruesome scene involves a woman who, in a hurry to get wherever she needed to go, accidentally jogs into a speeding train.

banned
banned
rejected 41:14s UK: A short version was banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1999 Medusa VHS

The BBFC commented :

The main consideration for the Board was the question of harm referred to above. In short, does the work have the potential for anti- social influence?

In the Board's view it does. It is a compilation of scenes of extremely violent death, injury and mutilation, many of which are repeated in slow-motion. The commentary draws attention to the grislier aspects and in effect invites enjoyment at human suffering. The inclusion also of sex scenes reinforces the impression that the purpose of the video is to provide entertainment. There is no attempt to justify the images by placing the incidents in any other journalistic or educational context. Whatever current relevance the images might have had when they were originally photographed has been lost in the general compilation of horrors. The Board is conscious that a particular genre that has always been identified as entirely unacceptable is that of so-called 'snuff movies'. Their main identifying feature is that at least one of the participants is actually killed.  Banned from Television is only different in that, instead of a death being created for the work, actual death and injury is collated from a wide range of pre-existing sources to create the work.

The Board has concluded that the video is potentially harmful because of the influence it may have on the attitudes and behaviour of a significant proportion of likely viewers. The instinct of concern and compassion for the suffering of others is a basic social necessity. So is respect for the dignity of real human life. By presenting actual human death and mutilation as entertainment, the work, in the Board's view, has the potential to erode these instincts. There is a danger of it falling into the hands of young and impressionable persons (whatever its classification) and of some significant brutalising effect on their attitude to human life and pain.

The Board has considered the possibility of cuts as a remedy for these difficulties. It has concluded, however, that they would be unlikely to modify the tone and effect of the work acceptably.

Barb Wire

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BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut

18

MPAA
R Rated

94:31s 1996 action film by David Hogan.
With Pamela Anderson, Amir Aboulela and Adriana Alexande. IMDb

The cut US R Rated Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2008 Universal R2 DVD
  • 2006 Universal R2 DVD
uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

100:18s
=96:17s
The US Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for:
  • 1996 Polygram VHS

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

2:04s have been added for the Unrated Version. See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

  • Extended pre-credits scene showing more of Barb stripping in a club. This scene also extends into the credits.
  • More of the dancing half naked lesbians in a night club
BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut

15 cert

MPAA
R Rated

98:09s
=94:13s
The cut US R Rated Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1995 cinema release
Barbarella

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uncut
uncut
15 cert

X cert

MPAA
Unrated

93:35s Barbarella is a 1968 France/Italy fantasy adventure by Roger Vadim.
With Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law and Anita Pallenberg. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for infrequent sexualised nudity and moderate sex references for:

UK: Passed X (16) uncut for:

  • UK1968 cinema release

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated:

Note that US DVD releases claim to be PG Rated when they are not. The 1977 cinema release was cut for a PG and the PG tag has persisted ever since even  though home video releases are all uncut and really should be labelled as Unrated.

MPAA
cut
MPAA
PG
  US: Cut for an MPAA PG Rating for:
  • 1977 cinema release
Barbarian Queen

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  • Queen of the Naked Steel
BBFC uncut 18

MPAA
R Rated

70:28s 1985 US swords and sorcery by Hector Olivera with Lana Clarkson and Katt Shea. IMDb

The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 with previous cuts waived for:

  • 2002 Prism R2 DVD

The US release is MPAA R Rated for:

  • 2011 Shout! factory Sword and Sorcery Collection R1 DVD
2:21s 18 76:19s The Unrated Version was passed 18 after 2:21s of BBFC cuts for
  • 1985 Medusa VHS

From IMDb. The BBFC made heavy edits to:

  • scenes of nudity
  • scenes showing scarred women's breasts, and
  • shots of a naked woman bound in a forest.
Barbarian Queen 2

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2:48s 18 76:26s 1992 US film by Joe Finley
Barbed Wire Dolls

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  • Women Behind Bars
  • Frauengefängnis
  • Caged Women
  • Women's Penitentiary IV

BARBED DOLLS UNRATED DIRECTORS CUT JESS FRANCO

Caged Women is a 1976 Switzerland crime horror thriller by Jesús Franco.
With Lina Romay, Paul Muller and Monica Swinn. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Originally banned by the BBFC for cinema release in 1976, but unbanned a year later after significant cuts. Less cut for 2004 DVD. Uncut in Switzerland

Summary Review: Comical, disorienting and depressing

Women in Prison movies come in several styles, ranging from tongue-in-cheek camp to disturbingly sadistic shockfests. Barbed Wire Dolls is a Jess Franco flick, so, as expected, it doesn't really fit into any pigeonhole.

Watching Frauengefangnis is like performing an experiment on yourself. The painfully slow pace, downbeat soundtrack, eternal scenes of pointless verbal abuse, mock torture, and idiotic dialog gradually turn your brain into glue. The movie is so sleazy, depressing, and confusing, that it's almost unwatchable in one sitting.

uncut
uncut
Switzerland flag 77:42s Switzerland: Uncut for:
BBFC cut
41s
18 76:57s UK: Passed 18 after 41s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2004 Anchor Bay R2 DVD titled Barbed Wire Dolls

The BBFC commented:

  • Cuts required to remove explicit sight of sexual activity (digital penetration) in order to achieve an 18 classification. An R18 uncut was not available for this non-sex work.
  • The explicit imagery was not deemed to have a sufficient narrative justification in the Jess Franco work Barbed Wire Dolls, which blurred the line between erotic drama and sex work.

The BBFC kindly provided a further clarification:

According to our Guidelines, you cannot show unsimulated sex at '18' if it is a 'sex work' (ie a work whose main purpose is to sexually arouse). Real sex in a 'sex work' makes it 'R18'. However, this Jess Franco film is not a 'sex work'.

According to our Guidelines, explicit real sex may only be shown at '18' if (i) it is not a sex work (see above) and (ii) the sex is exceptionally justified by context.

In this case the Board did not feel that the explicit sex was exceptionally justified by context so it was not judged acceptable at '18'. Of course, the explicit sex could have been permitted at 'R18' on its own. However, an 'R18' without cuts was not a realistic option in this case, not so much because it wasn't a sex work  but because the violence and sexual violence that we permitted at '18' would not be permissible at 'R18'. So, if we had permitted the explicit sex at 'R18' (which we could have) we would have had to make additional cuts for 'R18' (to violence and sexual violence) that would not have been required at '18'.
BBFC cut
cut
X cert 63:43s
=61:10s
UK: Passed X (18) after heavy BBFC cuts for:
  • 1977 cinema release titled Caged Women
banned
banned
rejected   UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1976 cinema release titled Caged Women
Bare Behind Bars

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  • A Prisão

Bare Behind Bars Region NTSC

 

Bare Behind Bars is a 1980 Brazil Women in Prison film by Oswaldo de Oliveira.
With Maria Stella Splendore, Marta Anderson and Danielle Ferrite. BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC in 1994. Unbanned in 2010 but hardcore still cut. Uncut in the US

Summary Review: Tongue-in-cheek

It is more laugh-out-loud funny than erotic. It is very tongue-in-cheek and doesn't take itself seriously for an instant. The acting is deliberately bad, over-the-top and cartoonish. And that is actually its saving grace, because it makes you laugh at the silliness of it all.

Just sample the scene of the horny inmates using a makeshift pulley to slowly winch a dildo in between their cells at night. Then there's the infamous pineapple dildo.

Thankfully the women in this prison are almost all deliciously hot and spend most of the time happily naked. And that includes the guards.

To top it off, this version comes with hardcore elements fully integrated into the whole. The X-rating is justified. We are treated to blowjobs, dildo insertions, strap-on action, and full penetrative sex.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~95:00s
=~91:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2013 Blue Underground Bad Girls Behind Bars Collection R0 DVD at US Amazon
  • 2008 Alternative Cinema/Blue Underground R1 DVD via US Amazon
BBFC cut
1:35s
18 88:39s UK: Passed 18 after 1:35s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2010 Arrow R0 DVD

The BBFC commented:

  • Company chose to make cuts to remove explicit sight of unsimulated sexual activity (in this case, sight of fellatio and vaginal penetration by penis and dildo) in order to achieve an 18 classification. An uncut R18 classification was available.

The BBFC further commented in the 2010 Annual Report:

Bare Behind Bars is a Brazilian sexploitation film set in a women's prison run by a sadistic female warden. Under current Guidelines the scenes of sexual violence are no longer considered a harm risk. The film does not endorse sexual violence. Bare Behind Bars is a film which is showing its age, and the representations lack credibility by contemporary standards.

Scenes of real sex, however, were not contextually justified and cuts were required to those scenes before the film could be passed at the 18 classification.

banned
banned
rejected 86:19s UK: A short version was banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1994 Redemption VHS

The BBFC commented:

A Women's prison video in which the female prisoners were coerced, degraded and brutalised. Bare Behind Bars was more insidious (than Sadomania ) in its degradation, since inmates were portrayed as a herd, indistinguishable in their nakedness like animals in a cage. Imprisoned physically and psychologically, they were sexual objects, not subjects, instinctual creatures for whom sex remained the only release. Its appeal rested primarily on the spectacle of naked women en masse, at the mercy of cruel authority, the meagre narrative moving through image after image of violation - by sex, by medical examination, by crude sex toys, by razor blades, by rats. If the film lacks the peaks of evil or atrocity that characterise Sadomania , it substitutes a relentless reduction of all that is human or valuable in these woman as individuals. It distorts the way women are thought of by the male viewer in his search for sexual gratification, reinforcing myths about female sexuality which must be damaging to the viewers, to their future sexual partners, and, by extension therefore to society. The Board will continue to apply the harm test to material of this sort.

An unsuccessful appeal against this decision was heard by Video Appeals Committee in 1995.

Bare Breasted Countess Bare Breasted Countess is a 1973 French/Belgian erotic horror by Jess Franco.

See Female Vampire

Bare Fist: The Sport that Wouldn't Die

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banned
banned
rejected 53:57s Bare Fist: The Sport that Wouldn't Die is a 1997 UK documentary by David Monaghan.
With Lenny McLean.
IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for:

  • 1999 Media Systems Data VHS

The BBFC commented :

A documentary about the illegal sport of bare-fist fighting was felt to devote far too much of its time to selling and demonstrating the pleasures of gross violence.

Banned by the BBFC for:

  • 1996 NTV Entertainment VHS

The BBFC commented :

The main consideration for the Board was the question of harm. In short, does the work have the potential for anti- social influence?

The video is concerned with the illegal sport of bare-knuckle fighting. To the extent that it sets out to make a reasoned case for legalising the sport, the Board has in principle no basis for concern. However, the video also includes a number of lengthy sequences of illegal fighting as well as instruction in achieving lethal effects (notably how to lace bandaged fists with glass fragments and other sharp material). These have the effect of promoting gross violence and selling its pleasures. The extent of the use of the illegal fighting sequences also far outstrips any reasonable justification based on the need to make a case for legalisation.

Over a period of time, the Board has made a number of recommendations to the video's producer. These have been designed to allow the work to make a legitimate argument on behalf of bare-knuckle fighting, while reducing (and in extreme cases, removing) those elements which are directly promotional of illegal or harmful activity. The producer has been unable to accept the Board's proposals. The video, in its present form, is therefore not suitable for classification.

Barely Lethal Barely Lethal is a 2015 USA action comedy adventure by Kyle Newman.
Starring Sophie Turner, Samuel L Jackson and Jaime King.

Originally rated R for sexual material and teen drinking but the studio was not impresses and decided that it would appeal to the C.A.R.A. Appeals board.

The Appeals Board agreed with the appeal and re-rated the same version, PG-13  for sexual material, teen drinking, language, drug references and some action violence.
 

Barood 10s 15 Certificate 158:10s 1998 Hindi release by Pramod Chakravorty
Barricade Barricade is a 2007 Germany / USA horror thriller by Timo Rose.

See Self Censored: Barricade

Basic Instinct

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Basic Instinct is a 1992 France / USA mystery thriller by Paul Verhoeven.
Starring Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone and George Dzundza. BBFC link IMDb
Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. Later released uncut and MPAA Unrated. Always uncut and 18 rated in the UK.

Summary Notes

A former rock star, Johnny Boz, is brutally killed during sex, and the case is assigned to detective Nick Curran of the SFPD. During the investigation, Nick meets Catherine Tramell, a crime novelist who was Boz's girlfriend when he died. Catherine proves to be a very clever and manipulative woman, and though Nick is more or less convinced that she murdered Boz, he is unable to find any evidence. Later, when Nilsen, Nick's rival in the police, is killed, Nick suspects of Catherine's involvement in it. He then starts to play a dangerous lust-filled mind game with Catherine to nail her, but as their relationship progresses, the body count rises and contradicting evidences force Nick to start questioning his own suspicions about Catherine's guilt.

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uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

122:55s UK: The European Version/Unrated Version/Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for strong language, sex and violence for:
  • 2008 Technicolor/Optimum RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2008 Technicolor/Optimum R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2003 Momentum R2 DVD
  • 2000 Universal VHS
  • 1992 Guild VHS (maybe a bit short)
  • 1992 cinema release

See  article from  dailymail.co.uk : Nutter criticism brushed aside

The BBFC refused to cut a single frame of Basic Instinct, which featured knickerless Sharon Stone un-crossing her legs. Instead it was declared a must-see film.

One censor called it a gripping piece of hokum which bounces the eyeballs from the very start with a scorching sex scene .

Criticism that the 1992 thriller was pornographic was simply brushed aside.

One examiner added: No the plot doesn't bear too much analysis -- but who cares when one is sitting on the edge of the seat for two hours.'

US: The US release is uncut and MPAA unrated for:

mpaa cut
46s
MPAA R   US: Avoid the US R Rated version which has been cut by 46s.

The cuts for an MPAA R rating were:

  • The cut R version loses sight of Catherine straddling Johnny, as well as reducing her breast nudity after she ties him to the headboard. Johnny's murder is also heavily reduced, losing all sight of the ice pick penetrating his nose and profile shots of his heavily-bloodied torso as he is stabbed repeatedly. The cut version elects instead to play the murder mostly off-screen, focusing instead on Catherine's body.
  • The R-rated version of the Nick and Beth rough sex scene is much tamer and cuts the scene by around half, eliminating both the sight of Nick removing Beth's underwear and entering her from behind; reducing Nick's thrusting into her and Beth pleading with him to stop and generally reducing Nick's rough treatment of Beth as they have sex.
  • The most heavily-cut scene (and the most problematic for the MPAA) is the lengthy initial sex scene between Nick and Catherine. Many changes were implemented here.
  • The last scene edited for an R rating was the murder of Gus in the elevator. The differences are extremely minor, with three or four frames having been removed for the R-rated version during the stabbing sequence.
Basic Instinct 2

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Basic Instinct Uncut Version DVD

Basic Instinct 2 is a 2006 UK / Germany / Spain / USA crime mystery thriller by Michael Caton-Jones.
Starring Sharon Stone, David Morrissey and David Thewlis. BBFC link IMDb
Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. Some cuts were restored for the Unrated Version.

Summary Notes

Crime novelist Catherine Tramell is living in London, and becomes the center of police investigation (yet again) when her football player boyfriend drowns in a car accident and it is revealed that he was already dead because of a drug overdose before Tramell drove the car into water. Police psychoanalyst Dr. Michael Glass is called for examining Tramell, and is intrigued by the seductive and manipulative woman. On the other hand , his friend Det. Roy Washburn is sure Tramell is guilty. Tramell asks Glass to treat her for her 'risk addiction' problem, and with each therapy session , Glass gets more and more suspicious about her intentions. As more and more murders are committed, including that of Glass's ex-wife, Glass becomes obsessed with proving Tramell's guilt even though the evidence is contradictory .

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BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
cut

best available
best
available

No Cert

MPAA
Unrated

111:05s UK: The UK release proclaims that it is the Unrated version and this is confirmed in article from dvdcompare.net . But there is no mention of this release in the BBFC database.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
~2:00s

18

MPAA R

113:40s
109:07s
UK: The cut R Rated version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for strong sex for:
  • 2006 EIV R2 DVD
  • 2006 cinema release

US: It is reported that 3 scenes were totally removed from the film to achieve an MPAA R rating. These scenes have never surfaced since. The scenes were:

  • an orgy sequence,
  • a threesome and
  • a scene where Catherine is raped by Michael Glass

In addition 2 scenes were trimmed by about 2 minutes for an R rating. The cut scenes were:

  • trims to the sex scene with Michael & Michelle
  • trims to the sex scene with Michael & Magda

These 2 scenes were restored to their complete glory for the Unrated Version.

Basket Case

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Basket Case is a 1982 US comedy horror by Frank Henenlotter.
With Kevin Van Hentenryck, Terri Susan Smith and Beverly Bonner. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for cinema release, further cut for 1987VHS. Uncut since 1999

Summary Review: Cult horror trash classic

It's gory with really cheesy 80's special effects. However, it is an interesting idea. The two brothers are clearly deeply connected to each other (or, at least they were...). The emotional conflict between the two (particularly the more able brother's desire to date) is intense and understandable.

Overall, it's one of those films that you probably should watch. Get a friend who won't hate you when it's over, come to an agreement that this is intentionally quite trashy, and have fun watching a truly original, truly bizarre flick.

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

90:26s
=86:49s
UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC cut
~1:44s
18 85:09s UK: Passed 18 after 35s of video cuts beyond the 1:09s cinema cuts for:
  • 1987 Palace VHS

From IMDB:

  • The scene where Duane watches a kung-fu film is missing shots of 'chain-sticks' from the kung-fu film itself.
  • The second doctor's death scene is missing a shot of him spitting blood as well as the climatic shot of blood splashing on his face.
  • The death of the female vet shortens shots of Belial clawing her face, the terminating shot of the scene showing the vet with scalpels sticking in her face is deleted.
  • Shots of the noisy neighbour being clawed to death by Belial are cut; this sequence was originally intercut with two other scenes making the editing at this point awful due to these cuts.
  • The infamous scene where Belial 'romances' Duane's girlfriend is the worst to suffer cuts- after she wakes up the entire scene has been removed bar a brief shot of her being strangled. In addition the shot of Belial on top her dead body and Duane's attempts to pull him off her is missing.
BBFC cut
~1:09s
X cert 89:17s
=85:43s
UK: Passed X (18) after 1:09s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1982 cinema release

Basket Case 2 Basket Case 2 is a 1990 USA comedy horror by Frank Henenlotter.
Never cut
Basket Case 3 Basket Case 3 is a 1992 USA comedy horror by Frank Henenlotter.
Never cut
Basketball Diaries

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  • Streets of New York

Basketball Diaries DVD Leonardo DiCaprio

 

Uncut version is available at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon Blu-ray at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at US Amazon Blu-ray at US Amazon
uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
R Rated

102:15s
=98:10s
1995 US crime drama by Scott Calvert.
Wiht Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco and Marilyn Sokol. IMDb

Passed 18 uncut with pre-cuts restored for:

  • 2002 4 Front VHS
  • 2000 Columbia/TriStar/First Independent R2 DVD via UK Amazon
  • 2000 Columbia/TriStar VHS

The US release is uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC uncut

pre-cut
47s

18 97:16s Passed 18 without BBFC cuts but distributor had pre-cut 47s for:
  • 1996 First Independent VHS

47s cut by the UK distributor, First Independent:

  • Dream sequence where kids are shot in school was removed in response to the Dunblane school massacre in Scotland.
BBFC uncut 18

MPAA
R Rated

102:09s
=98:04s
Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 1995 cinema release
Batman Batman is a 1989 USA / UK action adventure by Tim Burton.
Never cut by UK or US censors but made a little UK censorship history on August 22nd when it was awarded the first official BBFC 12 rating. Note that Madame Sousatzka was selected as the first 12 rated cinema release trial. It was official rated 15 but was given a trial 12 certificate just for London.
Batman & Robin

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  PG certificate 119:39s 1997 US film by Joel Schumacher

Thanks to Frosby. There are no BBFC cuts so perhaps the cut was made by the distributor:

I have seen both Region's 1 and 2 of this film and found at cut of about 5 to 10 seconds where George Clooney and Arnie tug and tussle for Mr Freeze's ice weapon, Clooney says to Mr Freeze didn't your mother ever tell you not to play with guns and cuts straight to batman lifting freeze in the air with the barrel of the gun.

Batman Begins

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uncut 12 cert 134:15s 2005 US/UK action film by  Christopher Nolan

From SBBFC

The sound editing was altered following a BBFC 'advice viewing'. The sounds of crunchy implied headbutts were reduced to lessen the impact of the violence which enabled the work to be granted a 12A certificate.

Thanks to Gavin

My friends and I checked with the BBFC and the film is definitely NOT cut in any way. The info on SBBFC is incorrect. Just to be clear - the UK version is NOT edited, and all sound effects are loud and clear. I have also compared the waveforms of the R2 DVD to the R1 edition and they are identical.

Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker 2000 US animation by Curt Geda

See Batman of the Future: Return of the Joker

Batman Forever

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Batman Forever Special Val Kilmer

Batman Forever is a 1995 USA / UK action fantasy adventure by Joel Schumacher.
Starring Val Kilmer, Tommy Lee Jones and Jim Carrey. BBFC link IMDb
Extensive BBFC category cuts were made for PG rated cinema release and VHS. Uncut and 12 rated on DVD and Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.

Summary Notes

Batman must battle Two-Face and The Riddler with help of an amourous psychologist and a young circus acrobat who becomes his sidekick, Robin.

Cutting Edge header 1

Cutting Edge: Batman Forever

Gavin Salkeld's Cutting Edge Episode 29:
Batman Forever
 

uncut
uncut
12 cert

MPAA PG-13

116:33s UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate violence after previous BBFC cuts waived for: US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:
BBFC cut
category
cuts
1:38s
PG certificate 114:59s UK: Passed PG after 1:38s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1997 Warner VHS
  • 1995 Warner VHS
  • 1995 cinema release

See Cutting Edge: Batman Forever for details of the extensive BBFC cuts

Batman of the Future: Return of the Joker

Link Here

 

Batman Beyond Return Joker Region

See trailer from youtube.com
 

Uncut version is available at:
R1 DVD at UK Amazon Blu-ray at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon Blu-ray at US Amazon
uncut
uncut
MPAA
PG-13
~77:00s
=~74:00s
2000 US animation by Curt Geda.
With Will Friedle, Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy. IMDb

The US release featuring the Director's Cut is uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:

Warner logo
~3:00s
12 cert

MPAA
PG

70:50s A toned down Warner pre-cut version was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2001 Warner VHS

See cuts details on IMDb

Following attacks from politicians on violent films aimed at children, Warner Brothers. pushed the release date back and recut the film to a tamer version, toning down some of the violence in the original cut sent out in screener tapes.

Batman Returns

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Batman Returns Blu ray Michael Keaton

 

Uncut version is available at:
R1 DVD at UK Amazon Blu-ray at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at US Amazon Blu-ray at US Amazon
uncut
uncut
15 Certificate

MPAA
PG-13

121:12s 1992 US superhero film by Tim Burton.
With Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito and Michelle Pfeiffer. IMDb

Passed 15 uncut with previous cuts waived for:

The US release is uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:

7s 12 cert 121:06s Passed 12 after 7s of BBFC cuts with some previous cuts waived for:
  • 2005 Warner R2 DVD

The BBFC commented:

  • Compulsory cut required to remove a potentially dangerous imitable technique

The chainsticks cut has been waived but the aerosol in the microwave cut remained. See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com :

  • Catwoman places an aerosol in a microwave but not in the UK version as we may be stupid enough to copy this idea.

Note that the 2005 DVD still carried a 15 rating due to DVD extras being 15 rated.

Thanks to Adam, Oct 2007: The version playing on FilmFour is uncut and shows Catwoman putting a couple of aerosols in a microwave.

9s 15 Certificate 121:04s Passed 15 after 9s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1994 Warner VHS
  • 1992 Warner VHS

The 1992 cinema cuts still apply. See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

  • Catwoman places an aerosol in a microwave but not in the UK version as we may be stupid enough to copy this idea.
  • A clown swinging on chainsticks during in attack on Batman has also suffered. The BBFC refuse to allow the sight of chainsticks regardless of their usage.
9s 12 cert 126:16s
=121:13s
Passed 12 after 9s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1992 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • Catwoman places an aerosol in a microwave but not in the UK version as we may be stupid enough to copy this idea.
  • A clown swinging on chainsticks during in attack on Batman has also suffered. The BBFC refuse to allow the sight of chainsticks regardless of their usage.
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

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Batman Superman Justice Ultimate Blu ray

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a 2016 USA action Sci-Fi fantasy by Zack Snyder.
Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Amy Adams. Youtube link IMDb
A cut version was rated PG-13 in the US for Theatrical Release. There also  exists an R rated Ultimate Edition Extended Cut for home video. Both versions were 12 rated by the BBFC.

Summary Notes

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City's own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis' most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it's ever known before.

uncut
uncut
Special Edition
12 cert

MPAA R

174:59s UK: The Ultimate Edition Extended Cut was passed 12 for moderate violence, threat, infrequent strong language for:
  • 2016 Warner [2D Extended Cut + 4k Theatrical Version] 4k R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 1st August 2016
  • 2016 Warner [2D Extended Cut] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 1st August 2016

US: The Ultimate Edition was rated R for sequences of violence.

The extra material is mostly dialogue and the R rated additions are just about a little added intensity rather than any significant rework as a more adult feature.

See  article from cinemablend.com . Zack Snyder commented:

The DVD version] is a half-hour longer, and some of that additional material is some of the stuff we took out for the rating. I was like, Cool, I can put it back in for the director's cut. There was nothing by design. This was the material I just put back in, and then when [the MPAA] looked at it again, they were like, Oh, now the movie's rated R. And, by the way, it's not a hard R. There's no nudity. There's a little bit of violence. It just tips the scale.

See review from fansided.com :

The extra footage included in the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition makes it a slightly different movie, but not enough to likely change anyone's mind.

The additional footage isn't lumped into one particular place, but rather is spread out throughout the film.

Like most director's cuts, the Ultimate Edition has several sequences that are easily forgotten and simple to see why they ended up chopped from the finishing product. In contrast, there are two scenes which take on new meaning.

the Ultimate Edition is rated R, mostly for slightly more violence. There's also an extended make-out scene and a gratuitous bare ass in the shower.

See  pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com
 

BBFC uncut
Theatrical Version

mpaa cut
cut

12 cert

12A

MPAA PG-13

144:05s UK: The 2D and 3D Theatrical Versions, cut in the US for a PG-13 rating were passed 12A for moderate violence, threat without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 2016 Warner 3D R0 Blu-ray
  • 2016 Warner R2 DVD
  • 2016 cinema release

US: The Theatrical version was rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action throughout, and some sensuality.

cut
category cuts
India flag
U/A
  India: Cut for a U/A rating
Indian film censors at the CBFC spotted some 'fleeting nude figure' that had to be cut.
Battle at Bloody Beach

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  • Battle on the Beach

Battle Bloody Beach DVD US

Battle at Bloody Beach is a 1961 USA war drama by Herbert Coleman.
With Audie Murphy, Gary Crosby and Dolores Michaels. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1961 cinema release. Cut again for 2013 DVD for animal cruelty. Uncut in the US

Summary Notes

This is only the second Audie Murphy movie set in WWII after his autobiographical "To Hell and Back." Here Murphy steps out of his usual kid-Western role to play a civilian working for the Navy helping supply guerilla insurgents in the Philippines. His sole motive is not politics nor bravery, but to find his bride from whom he was separated during the Japanese invasion two years before.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~79:00s
=~75:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
5s
PG cert 75:53s UK: Passed PG for mild violence after 5s of compulsory BBFC cuts for:
  • 2013 Pegasus R2 DVD titled Battle at Bloody Beach
The BBFC commented:
  • Cut required to remove animal cruelty, in this case sight of two cocks being goaded to fury in the context of a cock fight
BBFC cut
category
cuts
old cert U   UK: Passed U after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1961 cinema release titled Battle on the Beach
Battle Creek Brawl

Link Here
  • The Big Brawl
  • Battle Creek
  • Sha shou hao

Battle Creek Brawl Region NTSC

uncut
uncut
MPAA
R rated
~95:00s
=~91:00s
The Big Brawl is a 1980 USA/Hong Kong action comedy by Robert Clouse.
With Jackie Chan, José Ferrer, Kristine DeBell. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

Summary Review: Not Another Dragon

A young Asian American martial artist is forced to participate in a brutal formal street-fight competition.

The fights turn out well and they really utilize Jackie's abilities as a martial artist and a stuntman.

The film made over 8 million dollars at the box office and disappointed Fox, since it didn't really reach the fame of Enter The Dragon.

BBFC cut
1-2s
15 Certificate 91:13 UK: Passed 15 after 1-2s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2001 Medusa/Hong Kong Legends DVD
  • 1987 VCI VHS

The BBFC explained:

  • Cut required to sight of dangerous imitable technique (double ear clap) [From a fight between Iron Johnson and Fijo Atashi].
BBFC cut
cut
AA certificate 94:36s
=90:49s
UK : Passed AA after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1980 cinema release

From IMDb. Cut to remove:

  • groin kicks,
  • a neck break and
  • a double ear clap
Battle Doll Angelic Layer I Don't Want To Lose! I'm Believing In Hilaru

Link Here
26s PG cert 131:27s by Hiroshi Nishikiori

Cut in 2006 with the following BBFC comment: Company chose to remove some uses of derogatory language referring to mental and physical disability for PG category

Battle for the Planet of the Apes

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  • Colonization of the Planet of the Apes

Planet Apes Anniversary Collection Blu ray

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~96:00s
=~92:00s
1973 US Sci-Fi film by J Lee Thompson. With Roddy McDowall, Claude Akins and Natalie Trundy. IMDb

The US release features the Extended Cut for:

From cuts details on IMDb :

The 10 minutes longer unrated version is compared with the Theatrical Version

  • 8'03: the score continues to its original ending for 25 seconds with extra footage of General Aldo approaching on a horse.
  • 13'37:the chase of the teacher of the apes is longer by 20 seconds.
  • 26'57: the mutant chief is walking around in his HQ and has more dialogue (30 sec)
  • 29'38: the entry into the forbidden city of the ape scout party with Caesar is 40 sec longer with more dialogue.
  • 34'32:the escape from the forbidden city shows more footage and dialogue of the apes.
  • 42'06:the scene were Cornelius is "shot" by a human boy is beginning earlier, making it clear that the shooting is a game - which makes more sense since no mutant party had yet approached the ape city (15 sec).
  • 46'47:Extra scene: the mutant chief tells his lieutenant to fire an atomic missile on Ape City when he give the signal. This adds to the tension, and it is odd that this element was left out. (1'16)
  • 56'43:the assault by the mutants is shown 45 sec longer. (In this sequence there are three more smaller cuts that reduce the battle scene by 40 additional sec and there is no musical score.)
  • 1'02'18: Extra scene where the mutant chief calls "Sergeant York". (1 min)
  • 1'07'57: again, parts of the assault are cut by almost 40 sec.
  • 1'08'50: there are additional shots and dialogue before the mutants lay the smoke screen.
  • 1'09'29: 15 sec extra of the battle.
  • 1'10'00: more battle footage cut. (20 sec)
  • 1'16'00: the scene were Aldo kills the mutant chief and his followers in the school bus was cut in the Theatrical version.
  • 1'22'10: the fight between Aldo and Caesar is longer.
  • 1'24'00: Extra scene where the advisor talks the mutant lieutenant out of firing the atomic missile. (only with this sequence reinserted the odd cut from the Caesar conversation with the humans to the ending sequence makes a little more sense and looks better)
BBFC uncut

MPAA
10:01s

PG cert

MPAA
Unrated

82:53s The cut Theatrical Version was passed PG without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2003 20th Century Fox DVD R2 DVD
  • 1988 Film and Video VHS
  • 1973 cinema release

The theatrical version cut to obtain a US PG-13 rating

Battle Girls: Time Paradox

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Battle Girls Time Paradox Collection

Battle Girls: Time Paradox is a animation video by Hideki Okamoto.
Starring Brittney Karbowski (voice), Shelley Calene-Black (voice) and Emily Neves (voice). BBFC link
Cut by the BBFC for a 15 rated 2015 DVD. Uncut in the US.
uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
  US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2013 Section 23 R1 DVD
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
8s
15 164:10s

submitted
164:17s
UK: Passed 15 for strong violence, sexualised nudity after 8s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 2014 MVM [Dubbed] video
The BBFC commented:
  • Cut required to remove a scene in which the nudity of a character who is presented as under 16 is presented in a sexualised manner. Cut required in accordance with BBFC Guidelines, policy and the Video Recordings Act 1984.
Battle in Heaven Battle in Heaven is a 2005 Mexico / Belgium / France / Germany / Netherlands drama by Carlos Reygadas

See Hardcore 18s List: Battle in heaven

Battle Royale

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  • Batoru rowaiaru
Battle Royale is a 2000 Japan action film by Kinji Fukasaku.
With Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda and Tarô Yamamoto. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Released as a Director approved Theatrical Version and an Extended Version

There's been a persistent rumour that Battle Royale was officially banned by the U.S. government. This is nonsense, but even Anchor Bay's press release alludes to it, although it blames civic groups for keeping the film off the American market for so long.

uncut
Extended Version
18

MPAA
Unrated

116:10s UK: The Extended Version/Special Edition/Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2010 Arrow Limited Edition (Theatrical + Extended ) R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2010 Arrow Limited Edition (Theatrical + Extended ) R0 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2004 Palisades Tartan R0 DVD
  • 2002 Palisades Tartan R0 DVD

US: The Special Edition is MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2012 Anchor Bay  (Theatrical + Extended for both BR I & BR II) RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2012 Anchor Bay Complete Collection (Theatrical + Extended for both BR I & BR II) R1 DVD at US Amazon
  • 2012 Anchor Bay RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2012 Anchor Bay R1 DVD at US Amazon

The 2002 Special Edition is an extended version. It was said to be a request by fans, and is not the Director Approved version, despite being claimed as such on US releases. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

uncut
Theatrical Version
18 108:29s UK: The Director's preferred Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2013 Arrow R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2011 ArrowDrome R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2010 Arrow Limited Edition (Theatrical + Extended ) R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2010 Arrow Limited Edition (Theatrical + Extended ) R0 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2010 Arrow R0 DVD
  • 2002 Tartan R0 DVD
  • 2001 cinema release

US: The Theatrical Version is MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2012 Anchor Bay Complete Collection (Theatrical + Extended for both BR I & BR II) RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2012 Anchor Bay Complete Collection (Theatrical + Extended for both BR I & BR II) R1 DVD at US Amazon
Battle Royale 2

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  • Batoru rowaiaru II: Chinkonka
  • Batoru rowaiaru II: Rekuiemu
  • Battle Royale II
  • Battle Royale II: Requiem
  • Battle Royale II: Revenge
Battle Royale II is a 2003 Japan action Sci-Fi thriller by Kenta Fukasaku and Kinji Fukasaku.
Starring Tatsuya Fujiwara, Ai Maeda and Shûgo Oshinari. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Uncut in two versions, Revenge and Requiem. A nominal BBFC cut can be discounted as it just an incorrect translation of the BBFC rating into Japanese.

Summary Notes

Three years after the events in "Battle Royale," Shuya Nanahara (Tatsuya Fujiwara)is a well-known terrorist bent on bringing down the government. In response, they order the creation of the "Battle Royale 2" program, and send a class of junior-high students to catch and kill him.

uncut
Revenge Version
18

 

151:46s UK: The Extended Version/Revenge Version/Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut albeit with 8s of BBFC cuts noted for:
However these cuts can be discounted. The BBFC commented on the 8s cut:
  • One cut was required to remove the Japanese text and English subtitle which state: "This film is restricted to aged 15 and over," in order to avoid confusion.

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com . The Extended Version contains additional storylines but also includes some additional violence.

BBFC uncut
Requiem Version
18

MPAA
Unrated

132:46s UK: The Theatrical Version/Requiem Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2004 Tartan R2 DVD
  • 2004 cinema release
Battlefield Earth

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  • Battlefield Earth: A saga of the year 3000
BBFC uncut 12 cert 112:50s

 

2000 US action film by Roger Christian
With John Travolta, Forest Whitaker and Barry Pepper. IMDb

The Theatrical Version was passed 12 uncut for:

  • 2008 Optimum DVD
2s 12 cert 113:48s The US DVD Version was passed 12 with the same headbutt cut for:
  • 2001 Warner DVD
2s 12 cert 112:48s The Theatrical Version was cut by 2s for a 12 rating for
  • 2001 Warner DVD
  • 2000 cinema release

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

  • cut to remove the sight of a head butt during a fight in a jail
Battlestar Galactica: Razor

Link Here
  • Razor
BBFC uncut 15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

99:25s 2007 US TV Sci-Fi by Félix Enríquez Alcalá

The Unrated Extended Version was passed 15 without cuts for the 2008 Universal DVD

From cuts details on IMDb :

The Unrated Extended Version has additional scenes, extended gore and violence, and "R-rated" language not shown in the TV  Version

The German Extended Version has an extra uncontroversial 10s scene. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC uncut 15 cert 87:39s The TV Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for the 2009 Universal DVD
A Bay of Blood

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  • Bay of Blood
  • Reazione a Catena
  • Blood Bath
  • Antefatto
  • Bloodbath
  • Bloodbath Bay of Death
  • Bloodbath Bay of Blood
  • Twitch of the Death Nerve
  • Carnage
  • Before the Fact: Ecology of a Crime
  • The Ecology of a Crime
  • L'Ecologia del Delitto
  • Before the Fact
  • Last House on the Left Part 2
  • New House on the Left

A Bay of Blood DVD

A Bay of Blood is a 1971 Italian horror by Mario Bava.
With Claudine Auger, Luigi Pistilli and Claudio Camaso. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Banned by the BBFC for 1972 cinema release, then banned on VHS as a Video nasty in 1983. Unbanned but cut by the BBFC from 1994 until 2000. Uncut by the BBFC since 2010. The US R rated version is uncut.

Summary Review : Granddaddy of all slasher movies

Bay of Blood is often called the "Granddaddy of all slasher movies". After watching Bay of Blood you can definitely see where Friday the 13th (made in 1980) got a lot of it's ideas. Saying that, Bay of Blood does not possess the single element that defined the slasher film, the indestructible, omnipresent killer.

The movie succeeds almost entirely thanks to Mario Bavo, who serves as both director and cinematographer, with his typical stylish flare which heavily influenced the great Dario Argento, his eye appealing use of color and interesting editing techniques, which include a lot of blurry dissolves give Bay of Blood an almost dream-like, surrealistic feel.
uncut
uncut
18

MPAA R

80:33s UK: Passed 18 with BBFC cuts waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

There is an English language version and an Italian language version. Dialogue scenes were shot twice but there is no real difference between the two beyond the language.

BBFC cut
43s
18 80:29s UK: Passed 18 after 7 cuts totalling 43s for:
  • 2000 Film 2000 R2 DVD
  • 1994 Redemption VHS

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

  1. The first murder of a teenage girl loses 2s in 2 cuts, the first of her throat being cut from behind and the other of a graphic hatchet blow to the head.
  2. 21s (nearly the entire scene) is cut from a boy dying with a machete embedded in his face.
  3. 3 cuts totally 9s diminish the death of couple impaled with a spear whilst making love. We love the blood welling from the wounds and their writhing whilst impaled.
  4. 2s When Federica gets beheaded, the tracking shot of her neck spilling blood is missing.
  5. 11s has been cut from the death of Simon being forced up a wall by a spear impaled in his stomach.
uncut
uncut
Video Nasty  80:54s UK: Released uncut on pre-cert video for:
  • 1983 Hokushin VHS

The uncut version titled Blood Bath was released on the Hokushin label in February 1983 and was listed as a video nasty in March 1984. It stayed on the list throughout, so became one of the collectable DPP39s

banned
banned
rejected   UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1972 cinema release