Crash is a 1996 Canada / UK drama by David Cronenberg.
Starring James Spader, Holly Hunter and Elias Koteas.
British newspapers whipped up a moral panic and the film was banned in Westminster. No problems for the BBFC though and it was passed 18 uncut for cinema and home video. In the US the NC-17 version is uncut whilst the R rated version is
Since a road accident left him with serious facial and bodily scarring, a former TV scientist has become obsessed by the marriage of motor-car technology with what he sees as the raw sexuality of car-crash victims. The scientist, along with a
crash victim he has recently befriended, sets about performing a series of sexual acts in a variety of motor vehicles, either with other crash victims or with prostitutes whom they contort into the shape of trapped corpses. Ultimately, the
scientist craves a suicidal union of blood, semen, and engine coolant, a union with which he becomes dangerously obsessed.
The film adaptation, directed by David Cronenberg, becomes a futuristic love story set in the present . James (James Spader) and Catherine (Deborah Kara-Ungar) are a married couple so filled with inertia that they
are desperate for some emotional connection by any means necessary. After a series of extra martial encounters they find themselves attracted to a group of disturbed members of a bizarre car-crash sect who enact famous car crashes for kicks.
The pair soon find themselves willing accomplices in a tableaux of violence and desire until finally they attain some provisional approximation of actual love. Kara-Ungar's portrayal of Catherine exemplifies perfectly the icy detachment of a
woman who appears to be observing herself from another galaxy.
Crash is, above all, a brave attempt to explore an almost un-bearable subject - the death of affect and our unconscious desire for violence.
Perhaps in the light of the continuing media onslaught against the film, Westminster Council - who had previously given permission for the film to be premiered in their area as part of the 1996 London Film Festival -
parted company with the BBFC at this point, insisting that cuts should now be made to the film before it was shown in the West End. The distributors declined to make cuts solely for screenings in Westminster and the film was therefore
effectively banned from screens in the West End, including Leicester Square. However, cinema goers could easily see the film in neighbouring Camden where the council allowed the film to play uncut with its BBFC certificate
Craze is a 1974 UK horror by Freddie Francis.
Starring Jack Palance, Diana Dors and Julie Ege.
Exists as an uncut version and an abridged version.
Jack Palance plays as a demented art dealer & antique-shop owner who performs nightly rituals in honor of the African god Chuku, whom he believes will reward him with unimaginable wealth and power if he merely offers up human sacrifice. His
methods are fairly creative, ranging from impalement, slashing and burning, to scaring people to death with an ooga-booga fright mask.
The Crazies is a 1973 USA action Sci-Fi horror by George A Romero.
Starring Lane Carroll, Will MacMillan and Harold Wayne Jones.
No known cuts but the BBFC mentioned that the 2003 UK DVD release was a 're-edited version.
A biological weapon gone awry is only the start of problems in the little town of Evan's City, Pennsylvania. Bouts of insanity in the populace are leading to murder and rioting, until the US Army turns up - and things really start going to hell.
Crazy Rich Asians is a 2018 USA comedy by Jon M Chu.
Starring Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh and Henry Golding.
Uncut and 12A rated in the UK. Uncut and PG-13 rated in the US. Cut for a PG rating in Australia.
The story follows Rachel Chu (Wu), an American-born Chinese economics professor, who travels to her boyfriend Nick's (Golding) hometown of Singapore for his best friend's wedding. Before long, his secret is out: Nick is from a family that is
impossibly wealthy, he's perhaps the most eligible bachelor in Asia, and every single woman in his ultra-rarefied social class is incredibly jealous of Rachel and wants to bring her down.
UK: Passed 12A uncut for infrequent strong language, moderate sex references for:
2018 cinema release
Australia: Passed PG for mild themes and coarse language after category cuts for:
The Creeping Flesh is a 1973 UK Sci-Fi horror by Freddie Francis.
Starring Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Lorna Heilbron.
Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1972 cinema release. All home video releases are 15 uncut. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.
A Victorian-age scientist returns to London with his paleontological bag-of-bones discovery from Papua New Guinea. Unfortunately, when exposed to water, flesh returns to the bones unleashing a malevolent being on the scientist's family and
Crescendo is a 1970 UK horror thriller by Alan Gibson.
With Stefanie Powers, James Olson and Margaretta Scott.
There was a cut US PG rated theatrical version of Crescendo, but all other releases have been uncut
Summary Review: Psycho Genre
This is one of the last examples of Hammer's psycho genre, similar in style and plotline to those the company made in the early sixties such as Maniac, Paranoiac, Nightmare and Scream of Fear/Taste of Fear.
It probably isn't one of Hammer's greatest achievements but is by no means one of the worst. The photography is very effective in places and the setting is quite haunting in a picturesque kind of way.
Crimes of Passion is a 1984 USA romance by Ken Russell.
Starring Kathleen Turner, Anthony Perkins and Bruce Davison.
In the US the film was heavily cut for an R rating. However the uncut version is available as the Unrated Director's Cut. The European Version contains all the sex and violence uncut but was shortened in uncontroversial plot scenes for reasons of
pace. The BBFC cut this European Version for 1985 18 rated cinema release and 1986 VHS. The BBFC cuts were restored for the European Version when released on DVD in 2004. The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for 2016 Blu-ray and DVD.
Summary Review: A lurid masterpiece
Ken Russell's masterpiece has cult movie written all over it. A lurid, extreme sex-and-violence fantasy porno-movie.
In the bravest and best performance of her career, Kathleen Turner plays the mystery woman who is Joanna, prim fashion designer by day and China Blue, the fantasy hooker to end all fantasy hookers, by night.
Her nemesis is Anthony Perkin's psychopathic preacher with the razor-sharp dildo. His is the kind of performance that goes beyond mere acting into some kind of crazy stratosphere all it's own.
Barry Sandler's script is brilliant.
UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for strong sex, nudity, very strong language for:
2016 Arrow Video [Director's Cut + European Version] RAB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo
at UK Amazon
US: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:
2016 Arrow Video [Director's Cut + European Version] RAB Blu-ray
at US Amazon
The Director's Cut restores cuts for the US R Rating but the additional scenes over and above the European Version are uncontroversial plot scenes previously removed for reasons of pace. See
version details from IMDb
US: Heavily cut for an MPAA R rating
These cuts were to the sex scenes.
UK: The European Version was passed 18 for strong sex, nudity and one use of very strong language with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
2004 Optimum R2 DVD
2004 Film Four TV Showing
The European Version contains all the sex and violence from the Director's Cut but was shortened by removing uncontroversial plot scenes for reasons of pace.
UK: The European Version was passed 18 after 24s of BBFC cuts for:
1986 Rank VHS
1985 cinema release
The BBFC cuts were:
Opening dialogue (over credits) missing the line Fuck You, Hopper!
Deleted sight of Miss Liberty reaching through trouser opening to stroke client's erect penis (concealed by his trousers) immediately after unzipping his flies
Considerably reduced duration of mock rape of China Blue by removing much of the thrusting and the two most explicit Japanese erotic prints.
During China Blue's S&M scene with policeman client, deleted emphasis on his truncheon being inserted and twisted in his anus, sadomasochism to be generalised rather than reaching a climax through anal penetration.
The Crimes of the Black Cat is a 1972 Italy mystery thriller by Sergio Pastore.
Starring Anthony Steffen, Sylva Koscina and Giovanna Lenzi.
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1976.
A mysterious killer is murdering fashion models by using a black cat whose claws are dipped in curare. A composer, whose girlfriend was the first one to be killed, overhears a conversation by someone he believes may be the killer, but there's one
complication--the composer is blind and couldn't see the suspected murderer.
Crimewave is a 1985 USA crime comedy horror by Sam Raimi.
Starring Louise Lasser, Brion James and Paul L Smith.
BBFC category cuts were required for a PG rated cinema release in 1985 as well as home video releases. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.
A pair of whacked-out cartoon-like exterminator/hitmen kill the owner of a burglar-alarm company, and stalk the partner who hired them, his wife, and a nerd framed for the murder, who tells the story in flashback from the electric chair.
It has been observed that there are a few seconds missing from Arthur's death scene. Vic no longer warns him of an impending over-pass. Arthur replies:
You really tear me up, Vic. Can I call you Vic? I mean that's the difference between me and you. That's why you're down there and I'm up here. You see Vic... You believe in people and I don't. That's why I'm gonna bash your stinkin' little
Maybe it was the line: I'm gonna bash your stinkin' little skull... that had to be cut for a PG rating.
Crocodile Dundee is a 1986 Australia comedy adventure by Peter Faiman.
Starring Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski and John Meillon.
The shortened Internal Version was cut for strong language. This was released in the UK without further cuts for a 15 rated cinema release in 1986. However BBFC category cuts were required for 15 rated VHS. These video cuts were waived for
the DVD release of the International Version.
Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee is an Australian crocodile hunter who lives in the Australian outback and runs a safari business with his trusted friend and mentor Walter Reilly. After surviving a crocodile attack, a New York journalist named Sue
arrives to interview Mick about how he survived and learns more about the crocodile hunter. After saving Sue from a crocodile, Sue invites Mick to visit New York City, since Mick has never been to a city. Mick finds the culture and life in New
York City a lot different than his home and he finds himself falling in love with Sue.
Australia: The Australian Version is uncut and OFLC M rated (PG-15)
UK: T he cut International Version was passed 15 uncut with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
2002 Paramount DVD
2001 Paramount VHS
1986 cinema release titled "crocodile Dundee"
US: The cut International Version is MPAA PG-13 rated.
The International Version has 18 shorter scenes adding up to a time difference of 6:03s. These include the replacement of Australian colloquialisms eg billabong is replaced by lake. There is also 1 cut for sting language:
In the scene where Dundee is talking to the prostitutes, and the pimp comes over - The pimp says You gonna talk all night? or you gonna fuck one of 'em? in the Australian version. The fuck word is dubbed to screw in the international version.
UK: The cut International Version was passed 15 after 23s of BBFC category cuts for:
1987 CBS/Fox VHS
The BBFC cuts were to a drugs joke (Paul Hogan pours cocaine into a basin of water and puts a towel over his head)
From the 1987 BBFC Annual Report:
Cuts to the comic scene of cocaine-snorting in the video of Crocodile Dundee, one of the most popular cinema films of 1986-87. Here small trims were required to remove not only the actual sight of sniffing, which on video now happens
off-screen, but all dialogue reference to the nature of the substance by the sympathetic leading lady, who on film suggested an uncritical attitude towards the recreational use of cocaine. When the film was classified in early 1986, cocaine was
not a major drug of abuse in Britain, and the scene was found acceptable because of its attractive comic tone. A year later, when the video was submitted, cocaine use had become a problem even for teenagers, and caution was called for in
respect of a scene that might be viewed in the family setting for many years to come.
Crocodile Dundee II is a 1988 Australia / USA action comedy adventure by John Cornell.
Starring Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski and John Meillon.
Cut by the BBFC for PG rated cinema release in 1988 and VHS release in 2009. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.
Mick and Sue continue where they left off in "'Crocodile' Dundee". New York drug lords are pursuing Sue for having solid evidence against them for murder, so for her safety, Mick takes her back to Australia. When the gangsters follow them, Mick
demonstrates his outback skills once more.
UK: Passed PG uncut for mild violence, swearing and some very mild drugs references with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
Cruel Passion is a 1977 UK/West Germany/Italy drama by Chris Boger.
With Koo Stark, Martin Potter and Lydia Lisle.
2:46s cut by the BBFC for 1977 cinema release and 1986 VHS. Cut by 19s for 1994 VHS. Uncut for 2012 DVD. US releases used the UK cut and then the uncut version.
Summary Review: Koo Stark is good as Justine
Justine is a nubile young virgin cast out of a French orphanage and thrust into a depraved world of prostitution.
She slips into a life of debauchery, torture, whipping, slavery and salaciousness. Meanwhile, her brazen, flirtatious and liberated sister Juliette ironically receives nothing but happiness and reward for her wanton behaviour.
Koo Stark is good as Justine, innocent, naive, and of course, beautiful. The film has great period detail is beautifully shot.
UK: Passed 18 uncut with previous BBFC cuts waived for strong sex and scenes of sexual violence:
Thanks to Daniel, May 2008: Subliminally Different
Has anyone else noticed that although the new director's cut recently released in the UK restores the previously censored subliminal footage, the footage itself is different. In the original version, the footage was darkish
but still distinct and in colour. In the new version it's bright, scratchy and in black & white! It doesn't even look like the same footage, and is clearly discernibly during normal playback which was not the case in the original version. Is
it still genuine hardcore footage? It appears Channel 5's uncut screening was of even more value than I first thought.
Now Cruising has been released on DVD for the first time. First off, the movie has been re-mastered and looks like a different film. What was murky or muffled before, now is crystal clear, especially the soundtrack.
Presumably this is the undoing of the censorship required for a US R Rating. William Friedkin spoke of MPAA censorship and cuts to obtain an R for Cruising. See
William Friedkin : Darkening or bits of smoke over a shot. I've done that with Cruising, where I went back 50 times before I got an R.
CLICK Magazine : Was it worth it?
William Friedkin: Well I'm happy the film was out but without their interference and small-mindedness and their censorship which is what it is. They hate that word. If they read that I've called them censors they will freak out.
UK: Passed 18 after 1s of BBFC cuts with most previous cuts waived for:
2003 FilmFour DVD not released
The BBFC commented:
Three compulsory cuts for 18 required to remove sight of explicit anal penetration by penis in two murder scenes
Presumably these cuts are to the much talked about subliminal shots.
Note that when Channel 4 screened The Celluloid Closet a few years ago as part of a gay film season, this documentary (a survey of homosexuality in the movies) included clips from this film, one of which was the cut sequence of (almost)
subliminal anal penetration building up to a murder. These were fairly rapid film inserts, but you couldn't fail to notice them.
UK: Passed 18 after 39s of BBFC cuts for:
1997 Warner Maverick Directors VHS
The BBFC cuts were:
30 seconds were removed from the 1st murder, 7 shots. About 19 seconds removed of the killer gliding the knife over the victim's body. To bridge the gap, a shot which turns up later, (the killer grabbing something to tie the victim up with) is
run here instead. 2 more shots removed of the killer tying up the victim. During the stabbing, 4 shots were removed, 2 of these shots were subliminal images showing hardcore anal penetration.
~29minutes into the film, a camera pan across one of the gay bars has lost 6 seconds (Just before the guy asks Pacino about the hankie).
There still exists one other subliminal shot during the peepshow murder, the image is so dark it looks like nothing. It's cut into the shot of the knife going into the victim's back.
Cry of the Banshee is a 1970 UK horror by Gordon Hessler.
Starring Vincent Price, Essy Persson and Hilary Heath.
Cut in the US for a PG Rating. There is also an uncut UK version rated X for 1970 cinema release and 15 for 2008 DVD.
In Elizabethan England, a wicked lord massacres nearly all the members of a coven of witches, earning the enmity of their leader, Oona. Oona calls up a magical servant, a "banshee", to destroy the lord's family. (The "banshee" of this tale bears
no resemblance to the normal usage of the term!)
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence and horror for:
Cry Uncle is a 1971 USA sex comedy by John G Avildsen.
With Jackson Beck, Pamela Gruen and Allen Garfield.
Private detective takes on a case and gets mixed up in murder, sex and blackmail.
Cry Uncle! is a real curiosity piece...a raunchy, sex- and naked body-filled detective yarn with decent acting, some genuine laughs, some amazingly tasteless scenes, and one brief bit of hardcore porn involving a 65-year-old man. Oh, yeah,
and it was directed by the guy who would eventually bring you Rocky and The Karate Kid.
Cut as described by a BBFC examiner: The sequence begins as a purely pornographic representation of sex as Freeman makes love to a woman while thinking aloud about his next hit and then abruptly shifts to sexualised
violence when he inserts the barrel of his gun between the woman's legs with his finger still on the trigger.