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Faccia a Faccia 1967 Italy/Spain western by Sergio Sollima

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Face/Off

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Face/Off is a 1997 US action film by John Woo.
With John Travolta, Nicolas Cage and Joan Allen. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for all UK releases so far, but the cut would be waived if resubmitted. Uncut in the US. There is said to be a slightly longer version preferred by John Woo but this has never seen the light of day.

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Quick Trims 23: Face/Off on YouTube.
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uncut
MPAA R ~138:00s
=~133:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:
BBFC cut
7s
18 133:07s UK: Passed 18 after 7s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2007 Buena Vista Blu-ray
  • 2001 Buena Vista R2 DVD
  • 1998 Buena Vista VHS
  • 1997 cinema release

The BBFC cut 7s from the 1997 cinema release and 1998 Buena Vista video/DVD/Blu-ray

BBFC cut scene from Face/Off

The same cuts list was implemented slightly less severely for the Buena Vista DVD/Blu-rays

  • Archer (John Travolta) asks his daughter whether she has protection and demonstrates a butterfly knife by whirling it around. This demonstration does not pass the censor as the butterfly knife is on their list of no-no's. One moment the blade is fully extended, and the next it is closed seemingly with no noise or movement. Also the cut causes a rather obvious sudden jump in the music track.
  • The girl eventually gets to use the butterfly knife by stabbing Archer, but we don't get to see the knife when it is opened in butterfly format.
Face to Face

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  • Faccia A Faccia

Faccia AKA Face DVD

Face to Face is a 1967 Spain / Italy western by Sergio Sollima.
Starring Tomas Milian, Gian Maria Volonté and William Berger. BBFC link IMDb
A long version was cut for an 'A' rated 1968 cinema release. A shorter version was passed 15 uncut for 1993 VHS and 12 uncut for 2010 Blu-ray. The same shorter version is uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US. The longer Italian Version has been released throughout Europe.

Summary Notes

History Professor Brad Fletcher heads west for his health, but falls in with Soloman Bennett's outlaw gang. Fascinated by their way of life, Fletcher finally takes over the gang, leading with a new 'efficient' ruthlessness.

uncut
uncut
No Cert 106:46s UK: The long Italian Version was released for:

There's no sign of a BBFC database entry and it may in fact be a European import

BBFC uncut 12 cert

15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

90:34s UK: A short English Version was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2010 Eureka RB Blu-ray
UK: A short English Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1993 RTM VHS

US: The English Version is MPAA Unrated for:

See article from dvdcompare.net . The scenes removed to shorten the film were:

  • When Brad spots Joland Modio bathing in the river there should be a short sequence of him chasing her before he attacks her.
  • A few shots of the Vigilantes finishing up the attack on the Bandit town before Beau arrives.
  • Heavy cutting of the fleeing outlaws in the desert. You don't see the wagon breaking a wheel and the group splitting into two. And you don't see Linda Veras handing a child up to Brad to carry away on horseback, rather than go with him herself.
BBFC cut
cut
A Cert submitted
102:19s =98:13s
UK: Passed A (PG) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1968 cinema release
Faces of Death

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  • The Original Faces of Death

Original Faces Death 30th Anniversary

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Uncut version is available at:
R1 DVD at UK Amazon RA Blu-ray at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~105:00s
=~101:00s
1981 US documentary video by Conan Le Cilaire.
With Michael Carr, Samuel Berkowitz and Mary Ellen Brighton.
IMDb

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

There was also an uncontentious 2:31s longer version on Dutch VHS. See article from refused-classification.com :

  • 15m 42s. A shot of a man holding a long knife is longer (at the end of a reel).
  • 20m 33s. Two extra shots of streets in the Middle East
  • 32m 28s. An extra medium close up of a man (at the end of a reel).
  • 101m 14s. A complete extra 2m 6s sequence involving a psychic

Summary Review : Quite a reputation

Faces of Death has quite a reputation. Needless to say, there's no way the film will live up to its own hype. The narration is predictable, all the scenes involving human death are faked, and the final twenty minutes are basically newsreel footage, which we've all seen elsewhere. The film runs around 105 minutes, which is way too long for something of this nature.

However, the film is now a cultural icon and it's most definitely worth seeing, provided you're a fan of horror movies, exploitation films, or bizarre fringe relics.

The only real death you see is in the beginning where we see all sorts of animals slaughtered. It's not as bad as it sounds though. The animals weren't killed for the film, but rather as part of the routine slaughtering that happens everyday.

BBFC
2:19s
18 103:26s
=99:18s
Passed 18 after 2:19s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2003 International Trading/Screen Entertainment R2 DVD
  • 1983 International Trading/Screen Entertainment VHS

The BBFC commented:

Compulsory cuts required to sight of fighting dogs and monkey being cruelly beaten to death.

The BBFC have also clarified exactly which part of the monkey eating scene has been cut.

The part of the scene that shows the brains being eaten (out of an obviously fake rubber head) has NOT been cut. What we HAVE cut is the material leading up to that in which a clearly real and clearly terrified monkey ("goaded to fear and fury" as the Animals Act puts it) is brought to the table in a special 'monkey eating' contraption and is then bashed on the head. It seems entirely possible that the head bashing was done with rubber hammers and the monkey came to no harm. However, the monkey was clearly - at least in the short term - restricted in a cage/head clamp and terrified and this is prohibited by law.

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

cut
32:36s
Video Nasty 77:56s A video heavily cut by 32:36s was released by Atlantis Video Productions in September 1982. This was listed as a video nasty in July 1983. It stayed banned throughout the panic and so became one of the collectable DPP39s
Faces of Death II

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Faces of Death Collection DVD

BBFC
1:54s

+pre-cuts

18 76:18s 1981 US documentary video by John Alan Schwartz

The short US Version was further cut by 1:54s for the 2004 International Trading DVD: Cuts required to remove three sequences of real animal cruelty (rabbit being bashed against tree and continuing to struggle as its head is cut off; man biting head off chicken; and monkey with stick in mouth having tube forced down throat and liquid syringed into eyes).

From cuts details on IMDb

The UK DVD is based on the US print which runs around 25 mins shorter than European versions and misses

  • footage of German freeway accidents, the El Salvador war
  • the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan
  • a section contrasting religion to the Iranian revolution.
Faces of Death III

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Faces of Death Collection DVD

BBFC
1:18s
18 84:30 1985 US documentary video by John Alan Schwartz

Cut when the US print was submitted by International Trading in 2004: A cut was required to remove a scene of graphic sexual violence. Cuts to remove images in a video used in a court case involving a sex crime, including forcible stripping, knife threat and preparation for rape. The pseudo-documentary context was not considered a mitigating factor.

  • The BBFC cut was to remove footage during a trial scene where a rapist (played by director John Alan Schwartz) films himself as he prepares to attack a woman.

From cuts details on IMDb

The US print which includes an appearance by Michael Carr as Dr. Francis B. Gross .

European prints are missing all footage of the Doctor and feature additional scenes not in the UK/US print including

  • an interview with plane crash survivors, a psychologist discussing the work of German anti-terrorist forces
  • footage of a supposed exorcism involving a German clergyman
  • a sequence where a group of (naked) people eat a placenta at a dinner table
  • a bizarre scene where Ohio residents discuss Bigfoot.

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

Faces of Death IV

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  • Shin janku: Gekijô-ban - shi no fukkatsu-sai
BBFC uncut 18 89:19s 1990 US/Japan documentary by John Alan Schwartz, Susumu Saegusa.
With James B. Schwartz and John Zimmerman. IMDb

Pre-cut version passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2006 International Trading/Screen Entertainment R0 DVD

A 4:03s scene showing pigs slaughtered in an abattoir has been omitted. See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

Factory Girl

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uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

95:37s 2006 US biographical drama by George Hickenlooper. With Sienna Miller, Guy Pearce and Hayden Christensen. IMDb

The US Unrated Version was passed 15 uncut for:

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC uncut 15 cert

MPAA
R Rated

89:56s
=86:20s
The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2007 cinema release

Substantially altered with drug taking toned down and minor nudity removed. See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

Fair Game

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Fair Game DVD

57s 18 81:21s 1986 Australian action film by Mario Andreacchio

The BBFC c ut 57s from the Embassy video submitted in 1987:

Thanks to Bleach:

  • At 44.5 mins - Remove all but first establishing shot of woman's clothes being cut, and reduce substantially the following scene in which car is driven wildly with her tied to the front, removing in particular all shots revealing her naked breasts (extreme long shot where no breast exposure is clear may remain).

The cut clip is shown more or less in its entirety in the Ozploitation documentary.

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

Fair Game

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  • Mamba

Fair Game DVD

4s 15 cert 80:25s 1988 Italian thriller by Mario Orfini

The same cuts apply to the cinema release of 1989 and the video versions of 1989 & 1991

Thanks to MM:

  • The missing 4s is a rabbit being bitten by a mamba

The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon

Shown uncut on Zone Thriller

Fair Trade

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  • Captive Rage
  • Blood Ransom
  • Fire with Fire
1:09s 18 87:29s 1988 South African drama by Cedric Sundstrom

The Braveworld video was cut in 1990 titled Blood Ransom. The same cuts apply to the International Licensing version submitted in 2002 as Fair Trade.

The BBFC commented: Compulsory cut required to remove a scene of sexual violence.

  • Cuts to heavily edit a scene where a woman is forcibly tied and raped by two guards.

Thanks to MM who reports that one version, Hollywood DVD, is uncut and includes the rape footage cut by the BBFC

Fairy Tales Fairy Tales is a 1978 USA softcore musical by Harry Hurwitz (as Harry Tampa).

See Sex Films Adult Fairy Tales

The Fall

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cut 15 cert 112:24s 2006 India/UK/US adventure by Tarsem Singh

The BBFC cut the 2008 cinema release: Distributor was required to remove scenes of real cruelty to horses, occurring during archive cinema clips.

Presumably the same cuts apply to the 2008 technicolor DVD

The Fall of the House of Usher

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  • House of Usher

Fall House Usher SteelBook Blu ray

The Fall of the House of Usher is a 1960 US horror by Roger Corman.
With Vincent Price, Mark Damon and Myrna Fahey. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for cinema release. Uncut for home video

Summary Review: Horror Classic

Philip arrives at the Usher mansion seeking his loved one, Madeline. Upon arriving, however, he discovers that Madeline and her brother Roderick Usher have been afflicted with a mysterious malady: Roderick's senses have become painfully acute, while Madeline has become catatonic. Roderick tells his guest of an old Usher family curse: any time there has been more than one Usher child, all of the siblings have gone insane and died horrible deaths. As the days wear on, the effects of the curse reach their terrifying climax.

Intelligent, subtle and effective, with good sets and costumes and excellent work from script writer Richard Matheson, composer Les Baxter, cameraman Floyd Crosby and art director Daniel Haller. All united by Corman's smart, stylish, fluent direction. Truly deserving of it's reputation as horror classic.

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uncut
12 cert

15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

75:43s UK: Passed 12 uncut for: UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
  • 1988 VCI VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC cut
cut
X cert submitted
  78:55s =75:46s
UK: Passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1960 cinema release

From IMDb:

  • Cut to remove a shot of Madeline's bloodstained hands held to her face.
The Fallen

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  • The Final Sacrifice
BBFC uncut 12 cert 81:21s 2004 US/Germany/Italy war film by Ari Taub.
With Daniel Asher, Brian Bancale and C.J. Barkus . IMDb

A short version was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2011 Metrodome video titled The Final Sacrifice
  • 2011 cinema release titled The Final Sacrifice
BBFC uncut 15 cert 105:48s A long version was passed 15 without cuts for:
  • 2007 Scanbox R2 DVD titled The Fallen
Fame

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uncut
uncut
12 cert

MPAA
Unrated

117:08s 2009 US comedy by Kevin Tancharoen

The extended version was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for the 2010 EIV DVD/Blu-ray. The BBFC raised the rating from PG to 12 because of the unchallenged use of the word 'retarded'

The additional material is mainly uncontentious plot and a few songs are longer.

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

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

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

BBFC uncut PG cert

MPAA
PG

107:02s
=102:45s
The Theatrical Version was passed PG without BBFC cuts for the 2009 cinema release
Family: Episode 2 John Paul

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  • Family by Roddy Doyle: Episode 2 John Paul
uncut
uncut
15 cert 46:32s 1994 TV drama by Michael Winterbottom
With Sean McGinley, Ger Ryan and Neilí Conroy. IMDb

the Full Version was passed 15 uncut for:

  • 2011 2 Entertain Online
  • 2011 2 Entertain R2 DVD
BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut

15 cert 45:42s An edited version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2011 2 Entertain Online
  • 2011 2 Entertain R2 DVD
Family Guy: Road to Rhode Island

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  • Season 2 Episode 13
uncut
uncut
15 cert 21:37s 2000 US TV cartoon
With Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein and Seth Green. IMDb

The Unabridged Version was passed 15 uncut for:

After 9/11 (2001) US releases deleted a scene showing Osama Bin Laden distracting airport security from watching his bag's x-ray. See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

Family Guy: Petarded

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  • Season 4 Episode 6
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uncut
15 cert 21:31s 2005 US TV cartoon
With Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein and Seth Green. IMDb

The Director's Version was passed 15 uncut for:

  • 2006 Fox Season 4 R2 DVD
BBFC uncut

TV cut

15 cert 20:56s The TV Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2006 Fox Season 4 R2 DVD

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com :

  • The line Yeah! In your fucking face, fuckwad! was too much for US TV so was overdubbed
  • A musical number was deleted over sensitivity to the word 'retarded'
Family Jewels

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  • Games Maids Play
  • Bijoux de famille
  • Les Bijoux de famille
  • Room Service
  • Try It, You'll Like It
  • French Blue
Family Jewels is a 1975 France adult film by Jean-Claude Laureux.
With Françoise Brion, Corinne O'Brien and Michel Fortin. BBFC link IMDb

Initially banned by the BBFC for 1975 cinema release. later cut for cinema releases in 1976, 1985 and 1992. Also cut for 1987 VHS.

Summary Review: What might have been

Between Just Jaeckin's Emmanuelle packing Champs Elyse'es theaters to the rafters and the dirty movie deluge that was just around the corner, Continental carnal cinema got a taste of what might have been had the budding genre been allowed to progress logically without stringent government interference ruining its potential. French fornication filmmakers believed that their explicit sexual content would eventually be assimilated by mainstream entertainment. Alas, this was not to be, the country's draconian X Law - slapping humongous taxes on all aspects of adult film production and distribution - to blame only in part for this evolution or rather lack thereof.

The sole directorial effort of Jean-Claude Laureux, erstwhile cherished collaborator of the late great Louis Malle, remains an ambitious attempt to blend traditional cinema with the plentiful pulchritude and still simulated yet surprisingly graphic sexual activity allowed by recently relaxed censorship laws. By way of knee jerk reaction, the movie was briefly banned altogether by the commission for film classification until progressive Cultural Secretary of State Michel Guy overrode their decision, liberating the title for release with an 18 certificate.

This mild-mannered social satire of the country's privileged upper middle classes, themselves close to extinction post May 1968, plays out like a mixture of neutered Claude Chabrol and French boulevard theater.

BBFC cut
22s
18 88:05s
=84:34s
UK: Passed 18 after 22s of compulsory BBFC cuts for:
  • 1992 cinema release titled Games Maids Play
BBFC cut
9:17s
18 81:13s UK: Passed 18 after 9:17s of compulsory BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 Target International VHS titled Room Service
  • 1985 cinema release titled French Blue
BBFC cut
cut
X cert 74:21s
=71:23s
UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1976 cinema release titled Family Jewels
banned
banned
rejected   UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1975 cinema release Bijoux de famille
The Fan The Fan is a 1982 West Germany horror by Eckhart Schmidt.

See Der Fan

Fanatic Fanatic is a 1982 USA comedy horror by David Winters

See The last Horror Film

Fanatic

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  • Die! Die! My Darling!

Die My Darling DVD

Fanatic is a 1965 UK horror thriller by Silvio Narizzano
With Tallulah Bankhead, Stefanie Powers and Peter Vaughan. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1965 cinema release. An unknown version is 15 rated for home video.

Summary Review: Effectively creepy

A young woman is terrorized by her fiance's demented mother who blames her for her son's death.

This effectively creepy little Gothic horror tale is one of Hammer's finest psychological-thrillers

Tallulah Bankhead in her last film manages to be both amusing and terrifying at the same time. It's a blissful performance, it's her finest hour on screen.

BBFC uncut

best available
best
available

15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

92:18s UK: Passed 15 without BBFC cuts for moderate violence and sexual threat for:

US: Unrated for:

  • 2016 Mill Creek Hammer Film Collection Vol 2 R1 DVD titled Die! Die! My Darling! a at US Amazon
  • US VOD to buy [US only] titled Die! Die! My Darling! a at US Amazon
  • 2003 Sony R1 DVD titled Die! Die! My Darling! at US Amazon

It is not known whether the BBFC cinema cuts still apply or not.

BBFC cut
cut
X cert submitted
96:47s =92:55s
UK: Passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1965 cinema release titled Fanatic
Fanfan La Tulipe

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2s 12 cert 95:33s 1952 Italy/France adventure by Christian-Jaque

Cut when submitted in 2004 with the following BBFC comment: Compulsory cut required to remove illegal horsefall

Fanny and Alexander

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  • Fanny och Alexander
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uncut
alternative
15 cert 300:49s 1982 Sweden/France/West Germany dram by Ingmar Bergman.
With Bertil Guve, Pernilla Allwin and Börje Ahlstedt. IMDb

The TV Version was passed 15 uncut for:

  • 2011 Palisades Tartan R2 DVD
uncut
uncut
alternative
15 cert 181:31s  The Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for:
  • 2011 Palisades Tartan R2 DVD
  • 2009 Palisades Tartan R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1991 Artificial Eye VHS
  • 1983 cinema release
Fanny Hill

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  • Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

Fanny Phantom Gunslinger Blu ray Combo

Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure is a 1964 USA/West Germany comedy by Russ Meyer and Albert Zugsmith.
With Letícia Román, Miriam Hopkins and Ulli Lommel. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1965 cinema release. A number of local authorities overruled the BBFC ban and allowed the film to be shown.

Summary Notes

Young, pretty and innocent Fanny Hill has lost her parents and must find her way in life amidst the perils of turbulent 18th century London. She is fortunate enough to find rapidly a place as chambermaid of the effusive Mrs. Brown. Mrs. Brown lives in a large house teeming with female "relatives" in négligée and with very relaxed manners. She also insists that Fanny meets alone various gentlemen who show an ardent interest in Fanny.

Inane dialogue in this Russ Meyer burlesque farce/love story....but the naughty subject matter and low cut dresses were probably enough to keep the viewing public interested.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~95:00s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
cut
pre-cut
  ~85:00s There also exists a cut version running 10 minutes shorted than the uncut version.
banned
banned
rejected   UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1965 cinema release

A number of local authorities overruled the BBFC ban and allowed the film to be shown.

Fantasm

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  • World of Sexual Fantasy

Fantasm Dee Levitt

 

Fantasm is a 1976 Australia comedy by Richard Franklin (as Richard Bruce).
Starring John Holmes, Uschi Digard and Candy Samples. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Banned by the BBFC for 1977 cinema release but passed X the next year after very heavy cuts. Still heavily cut by the BBFC for 2010 DVD. Uncut in the US.

Summary Notes

Professor Jurgen Notafreud explores the 10 most common female sexual fantasies.

Thanks to Gary:

The film is softcore bit you can glimpse John Holmes's erection very briefly in an underwater sex scene (which was mostly cut by the OFLC on original release) but it really is blink and miss it. There is also brief penis kissing in the pool scene. Does that count as fellatio?

Reviews
This is an erotic film, quite advanced for its time. A must see for those wishing to see softcore stars Rene Bond, Uschi Digart in the nude with their hairy bushes.

All the outrageous nudity is innocently explained away in scientific jargon by a Professor to get under the oppressive censorship of those times.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~90:00s
=~86:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Australia: The Australian release is uncut for:

BBFC
8:00s
18 79:02s UK: Passed 18 after 8:00s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2010 Nucleus DVD

The BBFC commented:

  • Cuts were required to remove potentially harmful material in two scenes. In the first case, cuts were made to remove an eroticised scene of sexual violence in which the victim responds positively to the assault.
  • In the second, cuts were made to remove dialogue likely to encourage an interest in sexually abusive activity, in this case incest.
BBFC
20:23s
X cert 69:18s
=66:32s
UK: Passed X after substantial BBFC cuts for:
  • 1978 cinema release
banned
banned
rejected   UK: Banned by the BBFC for
  • 1977 cinema release

Australia: Banned

One state (Queensland) banned Fantasm at the time of its release.
Fantasm Comes Again

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  • Fantasm 2

Fantasm Comes Again Region NTSC
 

Uncut at:
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
uncut
uncut
MPAA
X Rated

Australia R18+

~94:00s
=~90:00s
1977 Australia sex comedy by Colin Eggleston.
with Rick Cassidy, Con Covert and Uschi Digard. IMDb

US: Uncut (even though it has a short running time) and is MPAA X Rated for:

Australia: Uncut for:

Summary Review: 70's sleaze-orama

An intern and a professional writer at a newspaper agency read over 10 different erotic letters detailing the erotic escapes of various women for their sexual advice column.

If you like films from the 70's, you'll probably like this film...It has it all, attractive women, nudity and sex (Some of which I am more than sure, isn't simulated)...Just watch the scene in the pool.

The story is rather weak, if you can even locate it [There isn't one - both films are a series of sketches with linking material!] and the acting is god awful...But if your in the mood for a slice of 70's sleazeorama...It doesn't get much better than this.

      Thanks to Gary: Lost Hardcore

According to David Stratton's The Last New Wave (on 70s Aussie cinema), Fantasm Comes Again was one of the most heavily cut films of its time, so it's ironic that it's suffered far less BBFC cuts than its predecessor.

As for Fantasm Comes Again , the makers did spend a day shooting hardcore material so that a stronger version could be made available.

That footage is now lost and has never appeared in any version of the film that anyone knows about. (Info from Antony Ginnane's commentary on the Australian DVD.)

BBFC
2:41s
18 96:04s Passed 18 after 2:14s of BBFC cuts for strong sex and nudity for:
  • 2011 Nucleus R2 DVD

The BBFC commented:

  • Distributor was required to make cuts to remove potentially harmful references to incest,
  • scenes and references likely to encourage an interest in underage sexual activity,
  • and a scene of sexual violence.

No doubt the cut scene is the one mentioned on IMDb:

  • Cheryl "Rainbeaux" Smith who appears in a very politically incorrect vignette about a prudish girl who gets raped by a slob in a van at the drive-in and ends up enjoying it.
Fantastic Four

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uncut
uncut
PG cert 120:53s 2005 US superhero film by Tim Story

The BBFC passed the Extended Edition PG uncut for the 2007 20th Century Fox DVD

The Extended Edition inserts scenes previously seen as 'deleted scenes' in DVD extras for the Theatrical Version.

There is also an Alternative Theatrical Version shown in Hong Kong and other countries

See version details on IMDb

The uncut region 2 DVD is available at UK Amazon
The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon

BBFC uncut PG cert 101:29s The BBFC passed the Theatrical Version PG without cuts for the 2005 cinema release and 2005 20th Century Fox DVD
Fantasy Mission Force

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  • Dragon Attack
  • Mi ni te gong dui
uncut
uncut
    1982 Taiwan/Hong Kong action comedy by Yen-ping Chu.
With Jackie Chan, Brigitte Lin and Yu Wang. IMDb

There is an extended Japanese Version. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC uncut 15 cert 85:11s The Hong Kong Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2002 Medusa/Eastern Heroes R2 DVD
  • 1988 Trans Global VHS
Far from the Madding Crowd

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Far Madding Crowd Region NTSC

Far from the Madding Crowd is a 1967 UK romance by John Schlesinger.
Starring Julie Christie, Peter Finch and Alan Bates. BBFC link IMDb
Originally passed U uncut for 1967 cinema release. The film was shortened for US release. This shortened version was further cut by the BBFC for animal cruelty for DVD 2006. There is also an even shorter TV Version released on VHS and DVD which was cut by the BBFC for the same animal cruelty.

Summary Notes

Based on Thomas Hardy's 19th century novel, Bathsheba Everdene is a willful, passionate girl who is never satisfied with anything less than a man's complete and helpless adoration. And she captures the lives and loves of three very different men: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer who is captivated by her beauty and proposes marriage; William Boldwood, a prosperous man in his early forties and a confirmed bachelor; and Sergeant Frank Troy, a handsome, reckless swordsman given to sudden fits of violence.

uncut
Uncut
U cert

MPAA
Unrated

169:25s
=162:38s
UK: The Original Version/International Version was passed U uncut for:
  • 1967 cinema release

US: The Original Version/International Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

The International Version features about 3 minutes of additional footage deleted from the original release.

BBFC cut
24s

cut
shortened

U cert 165:20s
=158:43s
UK: US Version was passed U for very mild violence, nudity after 24s of previous BBFC cuts for:
  • 2015 Studiocanal video
  • 2015 cinema release
  • 2006 Optimum R2 DVD
The BBFC previously commented about the cuts:
  • This work had compulsory cuts made to remove sight of genuine animal cruelty (a cockfight) in line with BBFC policy.

The US Version is missing about 3 minutes of material from the Original Version but as this is a restoration then presumably this version is considered to be the definitive (apart form the

BBFC cut
12-26s

cut
shortened

U cert 155:40s UK: A shortened TV Version was passed U uncut for very mild violence, nudity and language for:
  • 2006 TPC R2 DVD
  • 2004 Warner R2 DVD
  • 1994 Lumiere VHs
  • 1991 Warner VHS
The BBFC commented:
  • Cut required to remove sight of genuine animal cruelty (a cockfight) in line with BBFC policy.
The Far Pavilions

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1s PG cert 315:17s 1998 release
Farewell My Lovely

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Farewell Lovely DVD Robert Mitchum

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uncut
15 cert 91:05s Farewell, My Lovely is a 1975 USA crime mystery thriller by Dick Richards.
With Robert Mitchum, Charlotte Rampling and John Ireland. YouTube icon IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

BBFC
cut
A cert submitted 95:11s
=91:23s
UK: Passed A (PG) after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1975 cinema release
Fascination

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Fascination is a 1979 France horror by Jean Rollin.
Starring Franca Maï, Brigitte Lahaie and Jean-Marie Lemaire. BBFC link IMDb

Uncut by film censors. There is an opening scene on a bridge missing from some releases

Summary Notes

This erotic horror film, set in 1905, tells the story of a thief who seeks refuge in a castle owned by two women, Eva (Brigitte Lahaie) and Elizabeth (Franca Mai). The women are seductive and teasing, but turn out to be part of a vampiric cult of blood-drinking aristocrats.

      UK: An unknown version was released for:

It is as yet unknown if this version includes the 1:25s bridge scene in the opening credits

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uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

78:10s UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

cut
shortened
No Cert 77:15s UK: The full film was passed 18 uncut but this shortened version has not been submitted to the BBFC for:
  • 2002 Redemption DVD

Should be uncut but is missing 1:25s from the opening credits featuring 2 girls dancing on a bridge.

      There are also reports of hardcore footage being shot but no releases have featured this to date.
The Fast and the Furious

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BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut

15 cert

MPAA
PG-13

102:26s 2001 US action film by Rob Cohen

The cut US Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for the 2001 cinema release, 2002 20th Century Fox DVD and 2002 Universal DVD

The movie was cut to obtain a US PG-13 rather than an R rating from the MPAA.

  • As shown on the DVD extras, the producers trimmed down the scene where Vin Diesel's character is hijacking the truck towards the end. They removed the shots of the guy's arm being ripped by the wiring on the truck and the agony he expressed.
  • The scene where the motor mechanic is beaten up and doused in grease has also been shortened.
Fast & Furious

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Fast & Furious is a 2009 USA action crime thriller by Justin Lin.
Starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Michelle Rodriguez. BBFC link IMDb
Originally passed 15 uncut for 2009 cinema release but the distributor then chose to make cuts for a 12A rating. This cut version was also released on 12 rated video. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.

Summary Notes

Brian O'Conner, now working for the FBI in LA, teams up with Dominic Toretto to bring down a heroin importer by infiltrating his operation.

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MPAA PG-13

15 cert

~107:00s
=~103:00s
US: Uncut and PG-13 rated for:

UK: Originally passed 15 uncut for strong action violence for a cinema release. Thanks to Gavin:

The film appeared on the BBFC site for a week or so with a 15 rating. That entry seems to have now disappeared. Presumably the distributor decided to make a last minute change for a 12A rating.
BBFC cut
3s
12 cert

12A cert

106:34s
=102:18s
UK: Passed 12/12A after 3s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2009 Universal R0 Blu-ray
  • 2009 Universal R2 DVD
  • 2009 cinema release

The BBFC Commented:

  • Distributor chose to make one cut to sight of man having his head slammed into a wall resulting in a follow-on shot of the man's broken and bloodied nose in order to attain a 12A category. An uncut 15 was available.

The BBFC explained their rating: Extended Detail

Fast & Furious is the fourth in the series of action/ car chase films. This time the lead character and his federal agent adversary team up to avenge the death of a friend by drug traffickers. The film was passed '12A' for strong action violence.

The film contains several scenes of tonally and visually strong action violence, notably the throttling and then dangling of a man by his ankle from a window (from which he is dropped), the heavy slamming of a man's head against a marble wall, clear sight of a gunshot impact to shoulder and the deliberate ramming of a villain with a car so that he is crushed between two cars. Although injury detail is rather restrained, tonally the violence appears callous though it is contained within the 12A guidelines which allow for the fact that 'violence must not dwell on detail. There should be no emphasis on injuries or blood.' These tonal qualities and the degree of process to the violence place the scenes within the '12A' category.

The film contains one clear use of 'fuck' and other moderate language (e.g. bitch, pussy and muffled uses of strong language). The uses were in line with BBFC's '12A' Guidelines which state 'the use of strong language (eg 'fuck') must be infrequent.'

The film also contains several intense car chase sequences involving dangerous stunts (e.g. jumping from one moving vehicle to another, street racing through public roads where other traffic and people are present), plus some moderate sexualised posing by scantily-clad female extras and three women kissing passionately for a man's pleasure as he films them.

A scene involving brief sight of a cockfight filmed outside the UK was considered not to contravene the Cinematograph Film (Animals) Act 1939, given that it did not involve the cruel infliction of pain or terror, or cruel goading to fury.
Fast & Furious 5

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Fast Furious DVD Dwayne Johnson

See trailer from youtube.com

Uncut version is available at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at US Amazon RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
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uncut
Extended Cut
12 cert

MPAA
Unrated

126:06s 2011 US action film by Justin Lin
With Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson. IMDb

The Extended Version/Extended Cut was passed 12 uncut for moderate action violence and infrequent strong language for:

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com :

Aside from a few short plot lengthenings, about one dozen typical MPAA-cuts, mostly just frames, were reintegrated in the Theatrical Version. Some depictions of bullet and stab wounds were equipped with CGI blood textures, but mostly their quality isn't that good and it doesn't fit to the rest of the action sequences, which are quite bloodless. All in all, the Extended Cut is a nice bonus to Fast Five but the minor changes can barely be seen during the action sequences due to the fast cutting.

BBFC uncut

MPAA
73s

12 cert

MPAA
PG-13

124:55s The Theatrical Version was passed 12A/12 without BBFC cuts for moderate action violence and one use of strong language for:
  • 2011 Universal Online
  • 2011 Universal (+Extended) R2 DVD/RB Blu-ray
  • 2011 Universal (+Extended) R2 DVD
  • 2011 cinema release
Fast & Furious 6

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Fast & Furious 6 is a 2013 USA action crime thriller by Justin Lin.
With Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cuts for US PG-13 rated Theatrical Version restored for an Unrated Extended Cut released on on Blu-ray only

Summary Notes

Hobbs has Dom and Brian reassemble their crew in order to take down a mastermind who commands an organization of mercenary drivers across 12 countries. Payment? Full pardons for them all.

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Extended Cut
12 cert

MPAA
Unrated

125:47s UK: The Extended Version was passed 12 uncut for frequent moderate violence and one use of strong language for: US: The Extended Version is MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2013 Universal [Theatrical + Extended Cut] ] Steelbook R0 Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon
  • 2013 Universal [Theatrical + Extended Cut] R0 Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon
  • 2013 Universal VOD (US Only) at US Amazon
Note that the DVD in the combos is the cut Theatrical version. The Blu-ray is the uncut Extended version
BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut
54s

12 cert

MPAA
PG-13

124:42s UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for frequent moderate violence and one use of strong language for:
  • 2013 Universal Video

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . The PG-13 rated versions is 54s shorter than the Extended Cut. Mostly punches, headbutts and the like, being cut from the fight scenes.

Fast & Furious 7

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Fast Furious Blu ray Region Free

Fast & Furious 7 is a 2015 USA / Japan action crime thriller by James Wan.
Starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
There are two versions, a Theatrical Version and an Extended Version

Promotional Material

Continuing the global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of Fast & Furious 7. James Wan directs this chapter of the hugely successful series that also welcomes back favorites Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black. They are joined by international action stars new to the franchise including Jason Statham, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey and Kurt Russell. Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel and Michael Fottrell return to produce the film written by Chris Morgan.
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  12

MPAA
Unrated

139:43s
=134:08s
UK: The Extended Version was passed 12 uncut for moderate violence, moderate bad language for:
  • 2015 Universal [Extended + Theatrical Version] UK R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 7th September 2015

US: The Extended Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2015 Universal Studios [Extended + Theatrical Version] R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 15th September 2015

See  article from movie-censorship.com . Both versions border on the PG-13/R boundary with plenty of bloodless violence. The Extended Version has a little more violence, but it is still around the PG-13/R boundary level.

BBFC uncut

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2:28s

  12

12A cert

MPAA PG-13

131:40s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 12A/12 uncut for moderate violence, moderate bad language for:
  • 2015 Universal [Extended + Theatrical Version] UK R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 7th September 2015
  • 2015 Universal [Theatrical Version only] UK R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 7th September 2015

US: The Theatrical Version is MPAA PG-13 rated for:

  • 2015 Universal Studios [Extended + Theatrical Version] R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 15th September 2015
  • 2015 Universal Studios [Extended + Theatrical Version] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 15th September 2015
Fast & Furious 8

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Fast & Furious 8 is a 2017 USA / Japan / France / Canada / UK / American Samoa / Samoa action crime thriller by F Gary Gray.
Starring Dwayne Johnson, Charlize Theron and Vin Diesel. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC advised category cuts were made for a 2017 12A rated cinema release.

Summary Notes

Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game-and the rest of the crew has been exonerated-the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime he can't seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before. From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, the elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world's stage... and to bring home the man who made them a family.

BBFC cut
~30s
BBFC advised
category
cuts
12A 135:57s
=130:31s

UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, infrequent strong language after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:
  • 2017 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • This film was originally seen for advice. The company was informed it was likely to be classified 15 uncut but that their preferred 12A classification could be achieved by reducing one scene of violence. When the film was submitted for formal classification, that moment of violence had been acceptably reduced and the film was classified 12A.

Comparison of running time in Germany suggests that the cuts amounted to about 30s.

Fast Times at Ridgemont Times

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MPAA
cut

best available
best
available

15 cert

18

MPAA
R Rated

 

85:42s Fast Times at Ridgemont Times  is a 1982 US comedy by Amy Heckerling.
With Sean Penn and Jennifer Jason Leigh. IMDb .

UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:

UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2002 Columbia/TriStar R2 DVD via UK Amazon
  • 1987 CIC VHS
  • 1987 cinema release

There's no signs of the MPAA cuts being restored so for the moment this is the best available version

From cuts details on IMDb

  • The MPAA originally slapped the film with an "X" rating, stating that the male frontal nudity had to be cut from the boathouse sex scene. This cut, along with a few other trims to that scene, was made and the MPAA gave the film an "R" rating which was distributed worldwide.
  • A scene where a girl talks to her mother about oral sex was also cut from the film
  • Also reports of other small edits to VHS version along with a change of sound track
Fat Girl Fat Girl is a 2001 French/Italian/Spanish drama by Catherine Breillat 

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Fatal Games

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  • Killing Touch
  • Olympic Nightmare
BBFC uncut 18 83:15s Fatal Games is a 1984 USA horror sport by Michael Elliot.
With Sally Kirkland, Lynn Banashek and Sean Masterson. YouTube icon IMDb

UK: An unknown version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:

  • 1987 Apex VHS titled Fatal Games
BBFC
31s
18 86:45s
=83:17s
UK: Passed 18 after 31s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1984 cinema release titled The Killing Touch
Father's Day Father's Day is a USA/Canada action comedy horror by Adam Brooks, Jeremy Gillespie ...

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The Fault in Our Stars

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The Fault in Our Stars is a 2014 USA romance by Josh Boone.
Starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort and Nat Wolff. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
No censor cuts but exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Version

Summary Notes

Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel's other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group.

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Extended Edition
12

MPAA
Unrated

127:12s UK:  The Extended Version was passed 12 uncut for terminal illness theme, strong language for:
  • 2014 Twentieth Century Fox Little Infinities Edition [Theatrical + Extended] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon

US:  The Little Infinities Extended Edition is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2014 20th Century Fox [Extended + Theatrical Versions] (RA) Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon

See  pictorial version details from  movie-censorship.com . The extended version is about 7 minutes longer. The additional scenes offer some additional value and for example deepen the relationship between Hazel and Gus.

uncut
Theatrical Version
12

MPAA PG-13

120:43s UK:  The Theatrical Version was passed 12 uncut for terminal illness theme, strong language for:
  • 2014 Twentieth Century Fox Little Infinities Edition [Theatrical + Extended] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2014 Twentieth Century Fox [Theatrical only] R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2014 cinema release

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

  • 2014 20th Century Fox [Extended + Theatrical Versions] (RA) Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon
  • 2014 20th Century Fox [Theatrical Version only] (RA) Blu-ray
  • 2014 20th Century Fox [Theatrical Version only] R1 DVD