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Haggard

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  • Haggard: The Movie

Haggard is a 2003 US/Canada stunts film by Bam Margera.
With Ryan Dunn, Bam Margera and Brandon Dicamillo. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Mostly released uncut but there is a cut US R rated version to avoid

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

96:45s

UK: The Bam's Uncut Version was passed 18 uncut for:

US: Bam's Uncut Version is MPAA Unrated for:

MPAA
cut
MPAA
R Rated
  US: There is also a cut US R Rated version to avoid
Hail Mary Hail Mary is a 1985 France/Switzerland/UK drama by Jean-Luc Godard

See Self Censored List: Hail Mary

Half a Yellow Sun Half of a Yellow Sun is a 2013 Nigeria/UK drama by Biyi Bandele.

See Banned International: Half a Yellow Sun

Half Moon

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  • Niwemang

2:51s PG cert

105:47s

2006 Austria/France/Iran/Iraq comedy by Bahman Ghobadi

The BBFC cut the 2008 UCA DVD by 2:51s. Compulsory cuts required to sight of cockerels fighting.

Hall Pass

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Hall Pass is a 2011 US comedy romance by Bobby Farrelly & Peter Farrelly.
With Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis and Christina Applegate. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

There's a Theatrical Version and an Extended Version which doesn't add much

uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA
R Rated

107:01s UK: The Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for:

US: The Extended Cut is MPAA R Rated for:

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com. Overall, the Extended Cut offers 8 new scenes with a runtime of 6:16 minutes. None of the scenes are really funny or an important addition to the movie

BBFC uncut 15 cert

MPAA
R Rated

100:59s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2011 Warner R2 DVD
  • 2011 Warner Online
  • 2011 cinema release
Halloween

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  • Rob Zombie's Halloween

Halloween DVD Danielle Harris

Halloween is a 2007 USA horror by Rob Zombie.
With Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell and Tyler Mane. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut in the US for an R rating. This was passed without further cuts for UK cinema release. Home video releases in the US and UK feature the uncut Director's Cut

Summary Notes

After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution (where he was committed as a 10 year old) and he immediately returns to Haddonfield, where he wants to find his baby sister, Laurie. Anyone who crosses his path is in mortal danger.

uncut
Director's Cut
18

MPAA
Unrated

116:27s UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence and horror for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com. The additional material in the Director's Cut is mostly plot extensions but there is a rape scene that may have not made it into the US R rated version

BBFC uncut
Theatrical Version

mpaa cut
cut

18

MPAA
R Rated

110:14s
=105:49s
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for for strong bloody violence and horror for:
  • 2007 cinema release
Halloween II

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  • H2: Halloween II
  • Halloween 2
  • Rob Zombie's Halloween II

Halloween II Unrated Directors Cut

 

Halloween II is a 2009 USA horror by Rob Zombie.
Starring Scout Taylor-Compton, Tyler Mane and Malcolm McDowell. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Not cut in the UK or US. The Director's Cut is a far more bleak take on the tale compared with the Theatrical Version.

Summary Notes

Michael Myers is still at large and no less dangerous than ever. After a failed reunion to reach his baby sister at their old home, Laurie Strode is immediately taken to a hospital to be treated by the wounds that had been afflicted by her brother a few hours ago. However, Michael isn't too far off and will continue his murdering 'Halloween' rampage until he gets his sister all to himself.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
119:03s
=
114:17s
US: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for its US release:

From IMDb. The Director's Cut is a significantly new take on the story with the Laurie Strode character have for more bleak time of it. The Director's Cut does not contain any additional sex and violence though.

  • The opening scene with Laurie walking and Loomis being placed into the ambulance is longer.
  • The hospital dream scene has an extra sequence of Laurie attempting to cross over a pile of bodies.
  • An on screen title that said "One Year Later" in the Theatrical Cut now says "Two Years Later."
  • During the breakfast scene, Laurie and Annie now argue about going to the psychiatrist.
  • More dialogue with Laurie and the psychiatrist. Laurie looks at a framed inkblot on a wall and says it looks like two white horses with a ghostly figure between them.
  • Loomis' press conference is expanded. Loomis discusses Michael's Oedipal complex, as well as the idea that Michael perhaps saw Loomis as a father figure.
  • Added sequence where Laurie runs a bath and begins to freak out.
  • Laurie stopping to play with a pig on her way to work is removed. She instead goes to the psychiatrist and tells her about playing with the pig (we see a few seconds of it, now in flashback), and how it triggered a nervous breakdown of sorts. When the shrink denies her more pills, Laurie freaks out and swears.
  • The scene where Annie finds Laurie drinking a beer in her room has been expanded: They have another fight.
  • A non-masked Michael (along with Young Michael and his mother) angrily looks at a billboard that advertises Loomis' book.
  • When Laurie and Maya come home from the party, there is a short added sequence of them making tea in the kitchen prior to going upstairs. There's also an added shot of Michael apparently walking out of the house.
  • Brackett's reaction to finding Annie's body is longer, containing video flashbacks of real-life actress Danielle Harris as a child.
  • The ending is significantly different: After Loomis enters the cabin, Michael throws him through a wall, and the two of them wind up outside. Michael then removes his mask, yells "DIE!", and stabs Loomis. The cops then open fire and kill Michael. Laurie then comes out, takes Michael's knife, and approaches Loomis with it, implying that she may stab him. The cops then open fire on her and seemingly kill her. We then fade to the same hospital footage seen at the end of the theatrical cut as a cover of "Love Hurts" plays on the soundtrack.
uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
R Rated

101:08 UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 without cuts for:
  • 2010 EIV Blu-ray
  • 2010 EIV DVD
  • 2009 cinema release
Halloween Halloween is a 1978 USA horror thriller by John Carpenter.

All UK/US releases are uncut.

See Halloween Films List: Halloween

Halloween II

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  • Halloween II: The Nightmare Isn't Over!
  • Halloween 2

Halloween II DVD Donald Pleasence

Halloween II is a 1981 US horror film by Rick Rosenthal.
With Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence and Charles Cyphers. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Uncut for cinema and DVD but was cut by the BBFC on VHS

Summary Review: Successful exercise in terror

It is rare that horror sequels (or any film sequels) manage to capture the tone and feel of their predecessor. However Halloween 2, made 3 years after John Carpenter's original, is a successful exercise in terror.

However, expect more violence than the almost entirely blood-free first outing.

A very worthwhile film for lovers of the horror genre.

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uncut
18

pre-cert VHS

X cert

MPAA R

88:43s UK: Passed 18 uncut with previous cuts waived for:
  • 2011 Scanbox R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2010 Lions Gate Online
  • 2010 Lions Gate R2 DVD
  • 2002 Sanctuary R2 DVD
UK: The pre-VRA video was uncut for:
  • 1981 Thorn EMI VHS

UK: Passed X (18) uncut for:

  • 1981 cinema release

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC cut
17s
18 87:29s UK: Passed 18 after 17s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1990 Castle VHS

Thanks to Vincenzo. The BBFC cuts were to the scene where Michael dunks a nurse into a boiling Jacuzzi:

  • At 49 mins - Reduce scalding to death of nurse in overheated jacuzzi by removing 3rd and 5th times her head is lowered into water, cutting away after 1st shot of temperature gauge which follows 2nd dunk, and resuming after 2nd shot of gauge to see her head raised for what was originally 3rd time and then lowered and raised again. Also reduce sight of bare-breasted body before she falls to floor, cutting away after she is raised again to remove last immersion and resuming on long shot of her upright body just before it falls to floor.
cut
cut
TV Version
TV 93:31s US: TV version cut to remove nearly all the violence but then padded out with alternative and additional material not used for the Theatrical Version.

See article from movie-censorship.com

Halloween 3: Season of the Witch

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  • Halloween III

Halloween III Season Witch Blu ray

Halloween 3: Season of the Witch  is a 1983 horror by Tommy Lee Wallace.
With Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin and Dan O'Herlihy. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Apart from a rare uncut version, UK releases have usually been plagued by versions pre-cut for violence. The R rated version is uncut in the US.

Summary Review: Brilliant and scary

This has to be the most scary, mysterious, weird, Halloween film of the series, and it has NO Michael Myers!

This film takes a break from Michael and lets just say if you haven't seen the film don't judge it! It has everything from suspense and action, to horror and romance. I would have to say that I was on the edge of my seat the ending was particularly brilliant and scary.

uncut
uncut
15 Certificate

MPAA R

93:53s UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated:

BBFC uncut

cut
1:49s

15 Certificate 92:47s

 

UK: A pre-cut version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • UK High Fliers (as sold at Poundland) R2 DVD
  • 2011 Scanbox R2 DVD
  • 2002 Sanctuary R2 DVD

It is missing most of the gore!

  • the bit in the hospital where the bloke gets his face pulled apart
  • the insects crawling out of that woman's mouth after she fiddled with the badge
BBFC uncut

cut
2:06s

15 Certificate 91:52s UK: A pre-cut version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1986 Warner VHS

2:06s pre-cut:

  • One scene that seems to come and go depending upon the version is a  close up of a woman's face who's just been blasted in the mouth by an blue energy beam. The next thing we see is a bug crawling out of a large hole in her rather molten looking face. Other versions fade to black before the camera can close in on her face.
  • The love scene between the two main characters has been slightly trimmed
  • When the old man is killed in the junkyard, you loose the footage of his head being pulled off and the resultant fountain of blood.
  • In the scene were the robot man attacks the woman in the laborotory, he reaches for a drill, it starts to spin and in the video version it cuts off. In a showing on Sky we see a shot of the woman being drilled with the head obscured by a hospital trolley, but you can hear the sound of her being drilled and see her legs shaking.
  • There are missing scenes during the death of Harry Grimbridge, these are three shots of the assassins fingers in his eyes, the wrenching of the skull and his feet thrashing about.
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers is a 1988 USA horror thriller by Dwight H Little.

Uncut in the UK and US. See Halloween Films: Halloween 4

Halloween 5

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  • Halloween 5 - The Revenge Of Michael Myers
Halloween 5 is a 1989 USA horror thriller by Dominique Othenin-Girard (as Dominique Otherin-Girard).
Starring Donald Pleasence, Danielle Harris and Ellie Cornell. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut in the US to obtain an MPAA R rating. The same cut version was passed 18 for all UK releases since.

Summary Notes

It's one year later after the events of Halloween 4. Michael survives the shootings and on October 31st he returns with a vengeance. Lurking and stalking, Jamie, Rachel, and Rachel's friends, Michael forms a plan to lure Jamie out of the children's hospital where events lead up to the confrontation at the Myers house. Halloween 5 is a dark, thrill ride that will scare the heck out of you!

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
cut

best available
best
available

18

MPAA
R Rated

93:01s UK: Passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2012 Anchor Bar RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2010 Anchor Bar R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2002 Cinema Club R2 DVD
  • 2000 Digital Entertainment R2 DVD
  • 1992 Braveworld VHS
  • 1991 Guild VHS

US: Cut and MPAA R Rated for:

This is the best available version.

From IMDb. Some dialogue and gore was cut from the U.S. release to obtain an "R" rating:

  • The scene in which the cop (Fenton Quinn) is killed outside of the Myers' house was shortened considerably. In the original version, as Michael is bashing his head into the glass on the windshield, there was a shot where you could see the glass embedded into his face.
  • The shot of Mikey (Jonathan Chapin) quivering on the ground was shortened to avoid an "X" rating. You can still notice the abrupt jump in the shot before he is dragged away by Michael.
  • In the documentary Inside Halloween 5 a cut scene is shown of a man removing Michaels mask and looking at it weirdly. Another scene cut was removed because it was considered too graphic. As Jamie is trying to climb back up in the laundry chute Michael stabs Jamie through her ankle. When Jamie emerges from the laundry chute you can see her ankle wounded and bleeding.
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

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  • Hall6ween
  • Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers
  • Halloween VI: The Curse of Michael Myers

Halloween 6 DVD Donald Pleasence

Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers is a 1995 USA horror thriller by Joe Chappelle.
With Donald Pleasence, Paul Rudd and Marianne Hagan. BBFC link YouTube icon IMDb
Not cut in the UK or US but exists in a Theatrical Version and a Producer's Cut

Summary Notes

Six years ago, Michael Myers terrorized the town of Haddonfield, Illinois. He and his niece, Jamie Lloyd, have disappeared. Jamie was kidnapped by a bunch of evil druids who protect Michael Myers. And now, six years later, Jamie has escaped after giving birth to Michael's child. She runs to Haddonfield to get Dr. Loomis to help her again. Meanwhile, the family that adopted Laurie Strode is living in the Myers house and are being stalked by Myers. It's the curse of Thorn that Michael is possessed by that makes him kill his family. And it's up to Tommy Doyle, the boy from Halloween, and Dr. Loomis, to stop them all.

uncut
Theatrical Version
18

MPAA R

84:17s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2011 Lionsgate R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2007 Buena Vista R2 DVD
  • 2003 Buena Vista R2 DVD
  • 2003 Buena Vista VHS
  • 1999 Cinema Club VHS
  • 1995 Buena Vista VHS

US: The Theatrical Version is uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

uncut
Producer's Cut
MPAA
Unrated 
95:38s
=91:48s
US: The Producer's Cut is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2014 Anchor Bay Halloween Complete Collection [Theatrical + Producers Cut] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon

There Producers cut was given a festival screening in November 2013. It is the original version prepared by the film makers. It was substantially reworked into the Theatrical Version as a result of feedback from preview audiences.

See review from  mcbastardsmausoleum.blogspot.co.uk :

Things missing from the producer's cut are a lot of extra gore scenes like the head explosion of Mr. Strode and the bone protruding from the snapped neck of a victim. Pretty much the entire finale was re shot so you don't have the operating room massacre or Michael being injected with a syringe full of nitric acid, but what you gain with the Cult of Thorn mythology makes for a more complete story. This cut of the film is just more enjoyable with more atmosphere and is not as disjointed.

Dr Loomis' exit in the producer's cut - while not perfect - is way better than the chopped finale is the theatrical version.

  uncut
Workprint
  93:49s
=90:04s
There is also a work print or Rough Cut which is an unfinished version of the Producers Cut
Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later Halloween H20: 20 Years Later is a 1998 USA horror thriller by Steve Miner.
Uncut in the UK and US. See Halloween Films: Halloween H20
Halloween: Resurrection Halloween: Resurrection is a 2002 USA horror thriller by Rick Rosenthal.
Uncut in the UK and US. See Halloween Films: Halloween: Resurrection
Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn is a USA action Sci-Fi film by Dan Wang.
Originally produced as an internet TV series and then re-edited into a feature length film
Hammer

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Hammer William Smith  

Hammer is a 1972 USA action crime drama by Bruce D Clark (as Bruce Clark).
Starring Fred Williamson, Bernie Hamilton and Vonetta McGee. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1973 X rated cinema release. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

A dock worker becomes a prizefighter, but gets mixed up with a crooked manager. A sympathetic L.A. detective tries to set him straight, but he won't listen. His manager, who is also a drug dealer, tells him that he has to take a dive during an important fight, and to ensure his cooperation, his girlfriend is kidnapped.

uncut
uncut
MPAA R ~91:00s
~87:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
X submitted
90:49s
=87:11s
UK: Passed X (18) after compulsory cuts for:
  • 1973 cinema release
Hanappe Bazooka

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Hanappe Bazooka is a 1992 Japan animation comedy fantasy by Yoyu Ikegami.
Starring Kikuko Inoue, Tomomichi Nishimura and Yumi Takada. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an 18 rated 1997 VHS release
BBFC cut
14s
18 47:51s UK: Passed 18 after 14s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1997 A.D. Vision U.K. VHS

The BBFC cuts were:

  • at 20 minutes. When hero rescues sister from whipping by female demon, remove shot of suspended naked woman gasping as she is hot, resuming on her coming through the door, and after female demon wields whip again, remove similar shot of victim being whipped, resuming on hero rushing forward to save her.

Two shots of a naked woman being whipped by a female demon have vanished

Hancock

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  • Hidden from Earth

Hancock Disc DVD Will Smith

Hancock is a 2008 USA action fantasy by Peter Berg.
Starring Will Smith, Charlize Theron and Jason Bateman. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Cut similarly in the US and UK for PG-13/12A theatrical versions. There is an uncut Extended Version that is Unrated/15 rated.

Summary Notes

An immortal superhero, Hancock, descends into a bad patch and becomes a miserable drunken bum. He is rescued by a PR guy whose sexy wife seems somehow connected to the recovering superhero.

uncut
Extended Version
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

98:00s UK: The Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for:

US: The Extended Version is MPAA Unrated for:

The BBFC commented in the 2008 Annual Report: The 15 rated version includes additional:

Uses of strong language and a crude sex scene where the hero's superpowers include an explosive ejaculation. While there is little detail of the actual sex, the sight of the ejaculation was beyond what is considered suitable at the '12' category.

From IMDb . Additional scenes include, but are not limited to:

  • Hancock bringing a girl to his trailer to have sex
  • Mary Embrey driving to Hancock's trailer instead of flying there
  • Hancock getting off a prison bus while chained to other prisoners whom he drags behind him.

See also pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
cut

12 cert

MPAA PG-13

88:23s

 

UK: The cut US Theatrical Version was passed 12 without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 2008 Sony R0 Blu-ray
  • 2008 Sony R2 DVD
  BBFC cut
advised
category
cuts
12 cert 88:15s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, strong and aggressive language and crude humour after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:
  • 2008 Sony R0 Blu-ray
  • 2008 Sony R2 DVD
  • 2008 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • This film was originally shown to the BBFC for advice in an unfinished version. The BBFC advised the company that the film was likely to receive a '15' classification but that the requested '12A' certificate could be achieved by making a number of reductions throughout the film. In particular, the BBFC suggested (i) that several aggressive uses of moderate language ('bitch' and 'pussy') should be removed, (ii) that a scene showing Hancock taking a woman back to his trailer and having sex with her should be removed (including an implied orgasm), (iii) that some heavy blows, strangulation and sight of blood during scenes of violence should be reduced or removed and (iv) that the level of sustained threat and tension - particularly in the final scene - should be reduced. When the finished version of the film was submitted a number of substantial reductions had been made, including the deletion of the entire sex scene, and the reduced version was considered acceptable at '12A'. A complete version, with the deleted footage restored, has subsequently been classified '15' on DVD.

Thanks to Gavin Salkeld. The BBFC added in an article on sbbfc.co.uk :

Hancock was passed at PG-13 in the US for Some intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, and language .

The distributor wanted a 12A for the same version in the UK, but substantial further cuts to violence and hostile language were required by the BBFC to achieve this category, together with the overlaying of more upbeat music for the climactic fight scene, to signify victory for the hero, and soften the tone and impact of the violence.

The final 12A version carried consumer advice of Contains moderate violence, strong and aggressive language and crude humour .

It seems likely that the BBFC saw a version with some of the material now in the extended version. It seems that the advised cuts for a 12A were reflected in the US with similar cuts for an MPAA PG-13 rating.

Hands of Steel

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Hands Steel Blu ray Sergio Martino

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 89:13s Hands of Steel is a 1986 Italy action Sci-Fi film by Sergio Martino (as Martin Dolman).
Starring Daniel Greene, Janet Agren and Claudio Cassinelli. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, bloody images, nudity for:

UK Censorship History
Cut by the BBFC for an 18 rated 1986 VHS release titled Fists of Steel. The video was cut by 1s to remove an ear clap. Uncut and 15 rated for 2016 DVD and Blu-ray.

Summary Notes

Sinister industrialist Francis Turner, played by John Saxon, creates a cyborg known as Paco Queruak (Daniel Greene) who has been programmed to terminate the leader of an ecological faction that stands in the way of the dystopian country in which the story is set. After failing in his mission to eliminate the ecologist, Paco flees to Arizona where he must face his opponents; and ultimately choose between his humanity and robotic natures.

Hands of the Ripper

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Hands Ripper Blu ray Eric Porter  

Hands of the Ripper is a 1971 UK horror by Peter Sasdy.
Eric Porter, Angharad Rees and Jane Merrow. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Originally cut both for UK and US releases. Later uncut on UK home video and US Blu-ray

Summary Comments: Dark London Atmosphere

The infant daughter of Jack the Ripper is witness to the brutal murder of her mother by her father. Fifteen years later she is a troubled young woman who is seemingly possessed by the spirit of her father. While in a trance she continues his murderous killing spree but has no recollection of the events afterwards. A sympathetic psychiatrist takes her in and is convinced he can cure her condition. Soon, however, he regrets his decision.

Peter Sasdy filled this movie with a lot of dark London atmosphere, a straight on plot that never gets boring, good actors...and blood.

uncut
uncut

 

15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

81:38s UK: Passed 15 without BBFC cuts after the hat pin cut was restored for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

MPAA
cut
MPAA
R Rated
81:18s
 
US: So as to obtain an R rating, the murders of Long Liz and the housemaid were trimmed, notably the second stab wound on the latter.
BBFC cut
cut
X cert submitted
85:06s
 =81:42s
UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1971 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • Remove horror shots of Liz's eye gouged with pins - as she lies on the ground'
  • It is also reported that a throat slashing was also removed

Note the BBFC noted a submitted time 88:39s. However this seems out of sync with all other reported runtimes. However stepping this down by one level of 24 to 25 frames per second correction to 85:06s results in a running time that is consistent with all other releases.

Hang 'Em High

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Hang High DVD Clint Eastwood

 

Uncut version available at:
R2 DVD Blu-ray
R1 DVD Blu-ray
uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
PG rated

110:02s 1968 US western by Ted Post

The film was passed 18 uncut for:

The US release is rated PG uncut for:

cut X cert   The BBFC cut the 1968 cinema release.

From cuts details on IMDb :

  • Cut by the BBFC to reduce facial close ups during the opening lynching
  • cut to edit Cooper's fight with Miller.

The submitted running time was noted as 114:21s = 109:47s

Hanger Hanger is a 2009 Canada horror video by Ryan Nicholson

See Banned: International: Hanger

The Hangover

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Hangover Extended Blu ray Region Free  

The Hangover is a 2009 USA / Germany comedy by Todd Phillips.
Starring Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper and Justin Bartha. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
The Theatrical Version was cut by the BBFC for 15 rated 2009 cinema release and DVD.  The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for Blu-ray along with the Extended Cut. In the US the Theatrical Version is R rated whilst the Extended Cut is Unrated and appears on Blu-ray only.

Summary Notes

Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding.

uncut
Unrated Version
18

MPAA
Unrated

103:24s UK: The Extended Cut was passed 18 uncut for strong sexual images and sex references for:
  • 2009 Warner Home Video [Extended + Theatrical] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

The BBFC explained:

The Hangover is a comedy about a group of friends who lose the groom during a stag night trip to Las Vegas. This version contains material not featured in the cinema release and was classified 18 for strong sexual images.

Over the film's end credits there are a series of still photographs showing the activities of the stag night. Three of these pictures show one character apparently having fellatio performed on him in a lift. In the version classified 15 for cinema exhibition, these images were pixilated. However in the version submitted for classification as a video recording, the images are unpixelated and contravene the BBFC's Guidelines on sex at 15 which state that sexual activity may be portrayed without strong detail . At 18 any more explicit images of sexual activity need to be justified by context and in this case the images are not particularly clear, are very brief, and illustrate in comic fashion the debauched nature of the stag night that the film focuses on.

uncut
uncut
Theatrical Version
18

MPAA R

95:37s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for strong sexual images and sex references for:
  • 2009 Warner Home Video [Extended + Theatrical] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
BBFC cut
advised category cuts
Theatrical Version
15 cert 95:36s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 for strong language and sex references after BBFC suggested category cuts were made for:
  • 2010 Warner video
  • 2009 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

This film was originally shown to the BBFC in an unfinished version. The BBFC advised the company that the film was likely to receive an 18 classification but that the requested 15 certificate could be achieved by making one change to visuals in the closing credits. The BBFC suggested that brief shots in which a man is being fellated by a woman, with clear sight of an apparent erect penis in the woman's mouth, be removed. When the finished version of the film was submitted, the shots had been removed and the film was classified 15.
The Hangover Part II

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Hangover Part Region Import NTSC

See trailer from youtube.com

uncut
uncut
MPAA
R Rated
~102:00s The hangover Part II is a 2011 US comedy by Todd Philips
With Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC
cut
15 cert 101:39s UK: Passed 15 after BBFC suggested category  cuts for:
  • 2011 Warner Online
  • 2011 Warner R0 Blu-ray + DVD
  • 2011 Warner R2 DVD
  • 2011 cinema release

The BBFC commented: Ping Pong Show

This film was originally shown to the BBFC in an unfinished version. The BBFC advised the company that the film was likely to receive an 18 classification but that the requested 15 certificate could be achieved by making two cuts to still images seen during the end credits.

  • These cuts were to remove sight of a woman apparently penetrating her vagina with a string of material and
  • sight of a naked woman, with her legs apart, ejecting a ping pong ball from her vagina.

When the finished version of the film was submitted, these still images had been tightly reframed to avoid any explicit or graphic detail and the film was classified 15 .

See pictorial cuts from movie-censorship.com

Hannibal

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  • Annibale

Hannibal DVD Region US NTSC

Annibale is a 1959 Italy action adventure drama by Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia and Edgar G Ulmer.
Starring Victor Mature, Gabriele Ferzetti and Rita Gam. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1960 cinema release. Uncut in the US in a longer version than the Italian original

Summary Notes

After making his historic crossing of the Alps with elephants transporting supplies and troops, Hannibal marches on Rome in a war of revenge.

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Italy flag ~95:00s Italy : A shorter version was released in Italy
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  • 1960 cinema release
Hannibal Rising

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125:08s 2007 UK/Czech/France/Italy thriller by Peter Webber

The BBFC passed the US Unrated Version or Uncut Edition 18 uncut for the 2007 Techniclor DVD/Blu-ray

The extensions for the Unrated Version are mostly uncontentious additional plot.

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

BBFC uncut 18

MPAA
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116:02s The BBFC passed the Theatrical Version 18 without cuts for the 2007 cinema release and 2007 Techniclor DVD
Hansel and Gretel

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BBFC uncut U cert 85:29s Hansel and Gretel is a 1987 USA family musical fantasy by Len Talan.
With David Warner, Hugh Pollard and Nicola Stapleton. IMDb

UK: A re-edited version was passed U without U without BBFC cut sfor:

  • 2006 Sony DVD
BBFC uncut U cert 81:00s UK: The original version was passed U without U without BBFC cut sfor:
  • 2006 Warner VHS
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

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Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is a 2013 Germany/USA action fantasy horror by Tommy Wirkola.
With Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Peter Stormare. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
The Unrated/Extended Version improves on the R Rated Theatrical version with additional violence and witticism.
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97:48s UK: Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence and gore for:
  • 2013 Paramount [Theatrical + Extended, 3D + 2D] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 24th June 2013
  • 2013 Paramount [Theatrical + Extended] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 24th June 2013

US: The Extended Version is MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2013 Paramount [Theatrical + Unrated, 3D + 2D] RA Blu-ray/ R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon
  • 2013 Paramount [Theatrical + Unrated] RA Blu-ray/ R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon

See article from movie-censorship.com : The Unrated Extended Cut adds over 9 minutes of material. Much of the new stuff is so entertaining that it bares the question why it wasn't included in the short theatrical version. There's plenty of extra fun and violence in the added material.

BBFC uncut 15 cert

MPAA R

87:48s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence and gore for:
  • 2013 Paramount [Theatrical + Extended, 3D + 2D] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 24th June 2013
  • 2013 Paramount [Theatrical + Extended] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 24th June 2013
  • 2013 Paramount [Theatrical only] R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 24th June 2013
  • 2013 cinema release

US: The Theatrical Version is MPAA R rated for:

  • 2013 Paramount [Theatrical + Unrated, 3D + 2D] RA Blu-ray/ R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon
  • 2013 Paramount [Theatrical + Unrated] RA Blu-ray/ R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon
  • 2013 Paramount [Theatrical] R1 DVD

See article from collider.com . Director Tommy Wirkola outlined one of the cuts made to the Theatrical Version:

There was a scene where [Hansel and Gretel] burst into a house and there's a witch. She puts up her hands and they tell her to step aside. She steps aside and behind her is a tiny little baby hanging from a rope that's she's about to eat. [Hansel and Gretel] end up saving it,  but people were shocked. Again, I'm not stupid. I see that's too much. So it's about balancing those things.

The Happening

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cut 15 cert   2008 US/India drama by M. Night Shyamalan

The BBFC passed a pre-cut cinema version of the film 15 in 2008 with the following explanation:

THE HAPPENING is a thriller about a couple and a young girl trying to escape a mysterious toxin causing people to commit suicide and murder. The work was passed '15' for frequent images of suicide and moderate bloody injury.

Besides references to terrorism, and a sustained menace from an unseen and uncontrollable threat, the film also features a series of suicides by different methods, including a policeman shooting himself with sight of blood trickling from a bullet wound in his head, sight of another man lying in a pool of blood having shot himself off-screen, a jump moment where several bodies are seen hanging from trees, a scene where a man slits his wrist at a small distance and another scene where two young teenage boys are shot. In each case sight of blood and injury is fairly brief. However the treatment of the suicide theme and the frequency and nature of the injury detail went beyond the bounds of a '12A', but met the BBFC's '15' Guidelines which allow 'strong threat and menace', and state that 'no theme is prohibited, provided that treatment is appropriate for 15 year olds', 'violence may be strong but not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury' and 'dangerous techniques (e.g. combat, hanging, suicide, and self-harming) should not dwell on imitable detail'.

The work also contains moderate language including uses of 'bitch'.

Thanks to Christian: Euro Cut

M. Night Shyamalan has stated in an interview with a German news magazine that the German version has been cut losing shots of:

  • the needle piercing the throat during the suicide at the beginning
  • a man having his arm bitten off by lions
  • a man dying under a lawnmower

Some of these shots do turn up in the Red Band trailer and I strongly suspect that these aren't the only shots that were cut, due to the erratic editing other viewers already mentioned.

You can probably imagine that I was a bit pissed off when I realised that the English-language version of The Happening I was watching was missing the same shots that I knew had been edited out of the German version.

This suggests that this may indeed not be a matter of national censorship but that 20th Century Fox might well have created a Euro-cut and is hoping to cash in on an Unrated Director's Cut DVD later on.

Happy Birthday to Me

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Happy Birthday to Me is a 1981 Canada horror mystery thriller by J Lee Thompson.
Starring Melissa Sue Anderson, Glenn Ford and Lawrence Dane. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Uncut in the UK on cinema and VHS. The video was seized by police during the video nasties panic. Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating and this cut version was released on 2004 UK DVD.

Summary Notes

Virginia Wainwright is a spirited young woman who has returned to a private school having survived a deadly accident and regenerative brain surgery. She is proud that she belongs to the Top Ten - the school's inner circle with the best students - and attempts to resume a normal life. But her friends are falling prey to a grueling series of murders, and soon there will be no one left to attend her 18th birthday party. Could it be her? Striving to rekindle the memory of her nightmarish accident, Virginia suffers from memory loss and traumatic blackouts. We soon learn the horrible truth behind her accident and what is going on before her birthday party...

BBFC uncut

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15 cert

MPAA R

106:07s UK: The cut US R Rated version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2016 Powerhouse Films RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon
  • 2004 Columbia/TriStar R2 DVD

From IMDb:

  • edits to the weight-lift gore
  • edits to the shish kebab death scenes
  • the imposition of a pop song over the opening credits.
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18 106:02s UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 1986 RCA/Columbia VHS
  • 1981 cinema release

From IMDb:

These releases were culled from a longer print with slightly gorier footage of the weight-lift and shish kebab death scenes, plus the original music score featured an atmospheric piano piece.

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Section 3 seizure 106:03s UK: Released on pre-cert VHS for:
  • 1983 SilverSeries VHS

The video was seized subject to an Obscene Publications Act Section 3 Seizure Order. This is a legal gambit whereby victims admitted that the videos were 'obscene', and therefore subject to seizure, in return for that being the end of the matter and so avoiding an obscenity trial with the possibility of jail time.

Happy Gilmore

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55s 12 cert 88:01s 1996 US comedy by Dennis Dugan

Same version for cinema and 1996 video.

  • Cut for strong language
Happy Hooker

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The Happy Hooker DVD

The Happy Hooker is a 1975 USA biography comedy by Nicholas Sgarro.
With Lynn Redgrave, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Lovelady Powell. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut for UK cinema release. Uncut on home video.

Summary Notes: About sex but no sex

Having emigrated to New York and immediately got the kiss-off from her mother-besotted fiance, a Dutch lass takes a well-paid office job and starts liberally sampling the local male talent. After a while she decides to make her pleasure her business too, and as her reputation grows she graduates to a high-class bordello. Soon she realises she has the right talents to make a real success of a place of her own.

A movie that is about sex from beginning to end but could've been rated G, or at least PG. No one is shown having sex, and it's discussed in such a clinical way it DOES become the business of pleasure.

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18

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93:41s UK: Passed 18 uncut for: US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
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  • 1975 cinema release
Happy Hour in Paradise Happy Hour in Paradise is a 2015 Sweden comedy by Kjell Sundvall.

See Banned International: Happy Hour in Paradise

Happy Times

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  • Happy Times Hotel
  • Xingfu shiguang

Happy Times Region Import NTSC

See trailer from youtube.com

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MPAA
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98:10s Happy Times is a 2000 China drama by Yimou Zhang.
With Lifan Dong, Benshan Zhao and Jie Dong. IMDb

UK: The US Version was passed PG uncut for:

  • 2003 20th Century Fox Video but not released

US: Uncut and MPAA PG Rated for:

BBFC uncut

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PG cert 92:51a UK: The cut Chinese Version was passed PG without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2003 Fox Pathe/20th Century Fox R2 DVD
  • 2002 cinema release

See article from dvdcompare.net :

  • Almost 6 minutes have been censored, especially scenes involving the idea of young people escaping to short time hotels for premarital sex.
Hard-Boiled

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Hard Boiled Collectors Tony Leung

Hard Boiled is a 1992 Hong Kong action crime thriller by John Woo.
Starring Yun-Fat Chow, Tony Chiu Wai Leung and Teresa Mo. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an 18 rated 1993 cinema release and further cut for 1994 VHS. Passed 18 uncut for DVD since 2001. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Review: Breakout Film

A thriller about a reckless Hong Kong cop who is out for revenge against a gun-smuggling ring. Along the way, he encounters an undercover cop already on the case who he eventually partners up with. Although the story is pretty ordinary, lacking the emotional drama of The Killer, the action is non-stop and represents Woo at the top of his game.

Once again, Woo delivers awesome shootouts and insane stunt work in a relentlessly entertaining action flick. In fact, you can break the film down into a series of set-pieces which include a eye popping shootout at a teahouse and a blood soaked 40 minute finale inside a hospital. The standout moment of the film is a one-take action sequence that follows the two men through the hospital and is nothing short of amazing.

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122:16s UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong language and violence with previous cuts waived for:
  • 2005 Tartan R0 DVD
  • 2004 Tartan Collector's Edition R0 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2001 Tartan R0 DVD

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

There is also a longer Taiwan Version with extra plot material but it is not considered to be the director's preferred version.

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UK:  Passed 18 after 5s of BBFC cuts (extending and including the cinema cuts) for:
  • 1994 Tartan VHS

The BBFC cuts were in the scene in which informer (Little Ko) is badly beaten up by a killer.

  1. We do not get to see a karate chop to the chest
  2. A side kick in the rib cage
  3. Ko's head being flung against steel pole railings
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UK:  Passed 18 after 3s of BBFC cuts for
  • 1993 cinema release
A Hard Day's Night

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A Hard Day's Night is a 1964 UK musical comedy by Richard Lester.
Starring John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for a U rated cinema release. The same version has been released ever since albeit sometimes with the addition of a prologue

Summary Notes

The Beatles--the world's most famous rock and roll band--travel from their home town of Liverpool to London to perform in a television broadcast. Along the way they must rescue Paul's unconventional grandfather from various misadventures and drummer Ringo goes missing just before the crucial concert.

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84:11s UK: Passed U for mild language after BBFC cuts for:
  • 2014 Second Sight RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2014 Second Sight R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2001 Buena Vista R2 DVD
  • 2001 cinema release
  • 1998 Vestron VHS
  • 1992 VCI VHS
  • 1964 cinema release

See also Case studies: A Hard Day's Night from bbfc.co.uk

Thanks to Vincenzo. The BBFC cuts were:

  • Reel 6 - Remove dialogue line Get knotted.

    This is still cut today. According to the script (and obvious by a jump-cut in the film) it was at the end of the scene where Ringo storms off from the group after being coerced by Wilfred Brambell into leaving.

US: MPAA Unrated for:

From IMDb.

  • The song "You Can't Do That" was deleted from the original film. In the 30th anniversary special on the making of the film, the cut scene featuring the song is included as an extra.
  • There is also a prologue that is included with some releases
Hard Rock Zombies

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uncut 15 cert 96:45s 1985 US comedy horror by Krishna Shah

The BBFC waived their cuts for the 15 rated 2007 Pegasus DVD.

The uncut region 2 DVD is available at UK Amazon
The uncut region 0 DVD is available at US Amazon

3:29s 18 89:20s The BBFC cut 3:29s from the 18 rated Careyvision video
Hard Target

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Hard Target DVD Jean Claude Damme

Hard Target is a1993 US action film by John Woo.
With Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lance Henriksen and Yancy Butler. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. This cut version was passed 18 for 1993 UK cinema release. Uncut for 18 rated UK home video

Summary Review: Top Notch

One of the best examples of the Hong Kong Style of John Woo meshing well with western tough guys and Hollywood technology.

Jean Claude Van Damme has been coaxed into doing some of his best fight scenes ever whilst still retaining that essential 'cool'.

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18 95:24s UK: The uncut European Version was passed 18 for:
  • 2003 Universal R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2000 Columbia/TriStar R2 DVD
  • 1994 CIC VHS

Europe: The European Version is uncut for:

  uncut
Director's Cut
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There is also a sneak preview version sometimes noted as the Director's Cut. This version hasn't received an official release.
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There is also a workprint version
BBFC uncut

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MPAA R

91:56s UK: The cut R Rated Version/Abridged Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1994 CIC VHS
  • 1993 cinema release

US: The cuts for an MPAA R rating rather than the originally awarded NC-17 rating were:

  • Cuts to arrow wounds in the opening credits sequence
  • Significant cuts to reduce violence in the Mardi Gras warehouse finale
Hard to Kill

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Hard Kill DVD Steven Seagal UK

Hard to Kill is a 1990 US action film by Bruce Malmuth.
With Steven Seagal, Kelly LeBrock and William Sadler. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1990 cinema and VHS release. Uncut since 1999 VHS release. Uncut in the US

Summary Notes

Mason Storm, a 'go it alone' cop, is gunned down at home. The intruders kill his wife, and think they've killed both Mason and his son too. Mason is secretly taken to a hospital where he spends several years in a coma. His son meanwhile is growing up thinking his father is dead. When Mason wakes up, everyone is in danger - himself, his son, his best friend, his nurse - but most of all those who arranged for his death

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18

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91:39s UK: Passed 18 uncut with BBFC cuts restored for:

Thanks to Tim, June 2010: Hard to Find

This was released on UK DVD in March 2010, but at the time this was a limited release restricted to HMV.

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC cut
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18 91:26s UK: Passed 18 after 12s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1990 Warner VHS
  • 1990 cinema release

There are reports that the full screen box set video of Nico, Hard To Kill & Out For Justice was released with Hard to Kill accidentally uncut

The BBFC cuts were

  • In the fight at the pool table Mason Storm (Steven Seagal) stabs one of the villains in the neck with a poker cue and then kicks him in the head, but the kick is cut in the UK version.
  • When Seagal finds Senator Trent (William Sadler) in the wardrobe, he shoves a shotgun in the senators mouth with bloody results and then leads the senator downstairs. However in the UK video, the sequence in the wardrobe is cut.
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FSK 16   Germany: Cut German Version:

From Greg: I recently bought the German DVD with English language etc. This film is a complete travesty. All scenes featuring violence are cut, even some dialog, making the film totally unwatchable, I recommend your readers avoid this at all costs.

From Christian, April 2008: There are two versions of that DVD, one rated 16, which I guess must be the one he saw, and a completely uncut one, which is rated 18. As this version is on the "Index" (A list of media considered particularly harmful to minors), it would not be on open display in most shops, but it does exist and is freely available to adults.

Hardcase and Fist

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12s 18 92:08s 1986 US action film by Tony Zarindast

Both the Braveworld video of 1989 and the Hollywood DVD of 2003 suffered the same 12s of BBFC cuts.

Hardcore

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  • Frankly Fiona

Fiona Richmond Hardcore DVD

 

Uncut version is available at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
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18 79:14s 1977 UK sex comedy by James Kenelm Clark.
With Fiona Richmond, Anthony Steel and Victor Spinetti. IMDb

Passed 18 uncut after BBFC cuts waived for:

  • 2006 Village/Green Umbrella R0 DVD
  • 2002 Odyssey R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1997 Disc video

Summary Review: Cheap & Cheerful

Cheap and cheerful sex comedy with Fiona Richmond who was a well known starlet at the time with a large following in men's mags.

She gets her kit of frequently but there are no follow on sex scenes of any note at all.

3s 18 79:14s Passed 18 after 3s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1986 VHS
Hardware

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18

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90:12s 1990 UK/US horror by Richard Stanley.
With Dylan McDermott, Stacey Travis and John Lynch. IMDb

The Uncut International Version was passed 18 uncut for:

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC uncut

MPAA
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MPAA
R Rated

89:58s Not confirmed, but there are reports that the VHS and presumably cinema release are the cut US R Rated Version for:
  • 1990 Palace VHS
  • 1990 cinema release
Harlequin

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15 cert 91:10s 1980 Australia drama by Simon Wincer

The 2009 Britfilms DVD was passed 15 uncut by the BBFC and runs the same time as international versions.

BBFC uncut 15 cert 88:56s The UK cinema version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for the 2003 Prism DVD
BBFC uncut X cert 92:46s
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The UK cinema release is shorter than the international versions running at 95:00s. No BBFC cuts though
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man

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Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man is a 1991 USA action crime western by Simon Wincer.
Starring Mickey Rourke, Don Johnson and Chelsea Field. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1991 15 rated cinema release and 1992 VHS. Cuts waived for 2003 15 rated DVD. Uncut in the US.

Summary Notes

The tough biker Harley and his no less tough cowboy friend Marlboro learn that an old friend of theirs will lose his bar, because a bank wants to build a new complex there and demands 2.5 million dollars for a new contract in advance. Harley and Marlboro decide to help him by robbing the corrupt bank. Unfortunately they rob the wrong safety transport and get hold of an amount of a new synthetic drug. Now they are targeted both by criminal bankers and killers of the drug mob.

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MPAA R

94:19s UK: Passed 15 uncut after BBFC cuts waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

BBFC cut
2s
15 Certificate 94:01s UK: Passed 15 after 2s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1992 Warner VHS
  • 1991 cinema release

Thanks to bleach. The BBFC cuts were:

  • At 8 mins - In pool room fight between Don Johnson and Indian, shots of the latter swivelling a butterfly knife were removed.
Harold & Kumar - Escape From Guantanamo Bay

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Harold Kumar Escape Guantanamo Unrated

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MPAA
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103:15s 2008 US comedy by Jon Hurwitz & Hayden Schlossberg

The US Unrated Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for the 2008 EIV DVD

There have been extensive alterations between the 2 versions of which just a few are related to obtaining a US R Rating

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

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

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

BBFC uncut

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cut

18

MPAA
Rated R

100:22 s
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The Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for the 2008 cinema release and 2008 EIV DVD
Harpoon: Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre

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18

MPAA
Unrated

83:36s 2009 Iceland horror by Júlíus Kemp.
With Pihla Viitala, Nae and Terence Anderson. IMDb

The US Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for:

There is also a cut US R Rated version to avoid missing 1:20s.

The Harrad Experiment

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The Harrad Experiment is a 1973 USA comedy drama by Ted Post.
With James Whitmore, Tippi Hedren, Don Johnson. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Uncut for its cinema release but a cut TV version has been widely released on home video

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TV Version
15 cert 91:07s UK: The cut TV Version was passed 15 without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 2003 Cinema Club R2 DVD

The TV version has cut all the nudity and strong language

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X cert 97:11s UK: Passed  X (18) uncut for:
  • 1973 cinema release
Harrad Summer

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Harrad Summer is a 1974 USA drama by Steven Hilliard Stern.
With Robert Reiser, Laurie Walters, Richard Doran. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

There is a short and a long version

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15 cert 100:38s UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
  • 1986 VPD VHS
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15 cert 86:04s UK: Passed 15 uncut for moderate sex references for:
  • 2004 Cinema Club R2 DVD
Harry and Paul Season 4 Episode 3

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15 cert 27:29s Harry and Paul is a 2012 UK TV comedy.
With Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse and Sophie Winkleman. IMDb

UK: An Edited Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for one use of strong language for:

  • 2012 2Entertain [Season 4] R2 DVD
  • 2012 2Entertain [Season 1-44] R2 DVD

Pure speculation, but it looks like this is another example of the BBC cutting jokes about children after sensitivity resulting from the Jimmy Savile scandal.

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15 cert 29:00s UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
  • 2012 2Entertain Video
Harry and Paul Season 4 Episode 4

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15 cert 26:30s Harry and Paul is a 2012 UK TV comedy.
With Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse and Sophie Winkleman. IMDb

UK: A Re-Edited Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for moderate sex references and discriminatory and racist language for:

  • 2012 2Entertain [Season 4] R2 DVD
  • 2012 2Entertain [Season 1-44] R2 DVD
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15 cert 27:32s UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language and moderate sex references for:
  • 2012 2Entertain Video
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is a 2001 US/UK fantasy film by Chris Columbus.
With Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Richard Harris. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

No censor cuts in the UK or US. In addition to the definitive Theatrical Version there is an Extended Version with reinserted deleted scenes for a TV showing

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MPAA PG
MPAA

152:16s UK: The Extended Version/Extended Cut was passed PG uncut for mild scary scenes, violence and language for:
  • 2012 Warner Wizard's Collection [Extended+Theatrical] R0 Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon
  • 2011 Warner Online
  • 2011 Warner Ultimate Edition [Theatrical+Extended on DVD, Theatrical on Blu-ray] R0 DVD/Blu-ray Combo at UK Amazon

US: The Extended Version/Extended Cut is MPAA PG rated for:

The Extended Version has an additional 7 minutes of deleted scenes reinserted originally for a US TV showing. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

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Theatrical Version
PG cert

MPAA PG
MPAA

146:03s UK: The Theatrical version was passed PG uncut for:
  • 2012 Warner Wizard's Collection [Extended+Theatrical] R0 Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon
  • 2011 Warner Ultimate Edition [Theatrical+Extended] on DVD, Theatrical on Blu-ray] R0 DVD/Blu-ray Combo
  • 2007 Warner R0 Blu-ray
  • 2002 Warner R2 DVD
  • 2001 cinema release
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is a 2002 US/UK/Germany fantasy film by Chris Columbus.
With Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

No censor cuts in the UK or US. In addition to the definitive Theatrical Version there is an Extended Version reinserting deleted scenes

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Extended Version
PG cert

MPAA PG
MPAA

167:13s UK: The Extended Version/Extended Cut was passed PG uncut for mild fantasy violence and scary moments for:
  • 2012 Warner Wizard's Collection [Extended+Theatrical] R0 Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon
  • 2011 Warner Ultimate Edition [Theatrical+Extended on DVD, Theatrical on Blu-ray] R0 DVD/Blu-ray Combo at UK Amazon
  • 2011 Warner Online

US: The Extended Version is uncut and PG Rated for:

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com . Just uncontentious deleted scenes reinserted into the film, but makes for a nice bonus

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Theatrical Version
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MPAA 
154:18s UK: Theatrical Version passed PG uncut for:
  • 2012 Warner Wizard's Collection [Extended+Theatrical] R0 Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon
  • 2003 Warner R2 DVD
  • 2002 cinema release
Hatchet

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MPAA
Unrated

80:22s 2006 US comedy horror by Adam Green with Kane Hodder, Joel David Moore and Deon Richmond. IMDb

The Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for:

The US release is uncut and MPAA unrated for:

MPAA
cut
MPAA
R Rated
~83:00s
=~79:00s
There is also a US R Rated Version with a minute of gore cut out to avoid the NC-17 that was initially awarded by the MPAA.
BBFC uncut 18 85:04s
=81:40s
An unknown long version with a minute more than any reported version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2007 cinema release that wasn't actually released
Hatchet II

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  • Adam Green's Hatchet II
  • Hatchet 2
uncut
Director's
Cut
18

MPAA
Unrated

85:15s 2010 UK horror by Adam Green with Danielle Harris, Kane Hodder and Tony Todd. IMDb

The Unrated Version/Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence and gore for:

The US release featuring the Director's Cut was MPAA Unrated for:

MPAA
cut
MPAA
R Rated
  There is also a cut US R Rated Version to avoid. See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com
Hatchet III

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  • Adam Green's Hatchet III
  • Hatchet 3
Hatchet III is a 2013 USA action comedy horror by BJ McDonnell.
With Danielle Harris, Kane Hodder and Zach Galligan. YouTube iconYouTube icon IMDb

Exists in a cut R rated version and an uncut Unrated Director's Cut

uncut
Director's
Cut
MPAA
Unrated
85:15s US: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:
MPAA
26s
MPAA
R Rated
  There is also a cut US R Rated Version to avoid.

The cuts were limited to a few frames from 14 violent scenes adding up to 26s. See  pictorial cuts from  movie-censorship.com

Hate Crime

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Hate Crime DVD Region NTSC

Hate Crime is a 2013 USA action horror thriller by James Cullen Bressack.
Starring Jody Barton, Nicholas Clark and Greg Depetro. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Banned by the BBFC for 2015 VoD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summery Notes

A Jewish family, that just arrived in a new neighborhood, are recording their youngest son's birthday celebrations on video when their home is suddenly invaded by a bunch of crystal-meth-crazed Neo-Nazi lunatics.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~73:00s
=~70:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
banned
banned
Rejected 71:05s

UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 2015 Horror Show VoD

The BBFC commented:

HATE CRIME focuses on the terrorisation, mutilation, physical and sexual abuse and murder of the members of a Jewish family by the Neo Nazi thugs who invade their home. The physical and sexual abuse and violence are accompanied by constant strong verbal racist abuse. Little context is provided for the violence beyond an on-screen statement at the end of the film that the two attackers who escaped were subsequently apprehended and that the one surviving family member was released from captivity. It is the Board's carefully considered conclusion that the unremitting manner in which HATE CRIME focuses on physical and sexual abuse, aggravated by racist invective, means that to issue a classification to this work, even if confined to adults, would be inconsistent with the Board's Guidelines, would risk potential harm, and would be unacceptable to broad public opinion. The Board considered whether its concerns could be dealt with through cuts. However, given that the fact that unacceptable content runs throughout the work, cuts are not a viable option in this case and the work is therefore refused a classification.

See article from haddonfieldhorror.com . The Director James Cullen Bressack responded:

I am honoured to know that my mind is officially too twisted for the UK. So it goes...I find it unbelievable that a film that shows little to no on screen violence and no nudity was actually banned. it just shows the power of what is implied and peoples imagination; and is a testament to the fact that the same crimes that happen in the world are truly horrifying.

Hated: GG Allin & the Murder Junkies

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  • Hated
  • Hated: The GG Allin Story

Hated GG Allin DVD

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~90:00s
=~86:00s
1993 US film by Philip Toubus/Todd Phillips.
With GG Allin, Merle Allin and Shireen Kadivar . IMDb

Documentary about a controversial punk performer.

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

38s 18 51:58s Cut when submitted by Exploited in 1998
  • Someone inserts a carrot into GG Allin's arse and then seemingly eats it. Not to the censor's taste though
  • A photo is shown of some guy fellating GG Allin but not in the UK version
  • A woman urinates in GG Allin's mouth but yet again not to UK tastes.
  • During a show GG Allin squats and shits. The gesture was not appreciated by the BBFC
The Hateful Eight

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Hateful Eight DVD Samuel Jackson

The Hateful Eight is a 2015 USA western by Quentin Tarantino.
Starring Channing Tatum, ZoŽ Bell and Samuel L Jackson. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Exists as a Multiplex Version and a longer 70mm Roadshow Version

Director Quentin Tarantino has confirmed in Variety that two versions exist:

The roadshow version has an overture and an intermission, and it will be three hours, two minutes. The multiplex version is about six minutes shorter, not counting the intermission time, which is about 12 minutes.

But I actually changed the cutting slightly for a couple of the multiplex scenes because it's not that. [...] The sequences in question play in "big, long, cool, unblinking takes" in the 70mm version [...] It was awesome in the bigness of 70, but sitting on your couch, maybe it's not so awesome. So I cut it up a little bit. It's a little less precious about itself.

Summary Notes

In post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunters try to find shelter during a blizzard but get involved in a plot of betrayal and deception. Will they survive?

BBFC uncut
70mm Version
uncut
18 187:14s
=179:45s

 

UK: The 70mm Version was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence for:
  • 2015 cinema release

As the Roadshow Version is targeted at a higher definition media than any on home video, then it seems logical that home video release will generally feature just the Multiplex Version (as per this release).

The Roadshow version looked like it would be released on French Blu-ray as the 'version Longue' but this didn't actually happen.

uncut
Multiplex Version
uncut
18

MPAA R

160:51s UK: The Multiplex Version was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence for:

US: The Multiplex Version is uncut and MPAA R rated for:

See article from collider.com . Producer Richard Gladstein explained the versions:

The multiplex version of the movie which will be presented in digital exhibition, the way in which 99,9% of movies are distributed today, it's missing the overture and it's missing the intermission and it's about 6 minutes shorter. A few scenes have been reconstructed slightly and there are several scenes that have been excised out of the film for the multiplex version.

There are several scenes that are lifted out of the movie and there's a couple of scenes that are re-edited. And the reason why that they are re-edited is that - that is also the version that will go on television etc. - we felt that a slightly more discerning viewer might be going to the 70mm. So there is a sequence with Jennifer - which I don't want to give away - where we hold this one shot for maybe 2 minutes and in the multiplex version that same scene takes place but it's just shortened to 45 seconds or something. So there's a minute. So there's a couple of things like that where Quentin cut it down a little bit for the general audience release who might not have the same patience with sitting in this one long shot. And there are a few scenes for pacing that he adjusted for the mass. But he created that other version, the multiplex version, with great care and just as much care as the roadshow version.

Hating Breitbart

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Hating Breitbart is a 2012 USA documentary by Andrew Marcus.
Starring Andrew Breitbart, Orson Bean and Dick Armey. YouTube icon IMDb
The film was originally awarded an R rating for several uses of the word 'fuck'. The film was eventually cut to remove most of these and so the film was released as PG-13 rated for theatrical release. Uncut and R rated for DVD.

Summary Notes

Having followed Andrew Breitbart since the birth of the Tea Party movement in 2009, the filmmakers got behind the scenes access to Andrew Breitbart and the many media controversies in which he was a key player. From the ACORN take-down to Congressman Anthony Weiner's crotch shot Twitter scandal, Hating Breitbart tells the amazing story of how one man conquered and helped to shape the world of new media as we know it today.

uncut
uncut
MPAA R 92:00s

 

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
mpaa cut
cut
MPAA PG-13 92:00s US: Cut for a PG-13 rating. Several uses of the word 'fuck' were deleted
Haunted

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Haunted is a 2013 UK horror by Steven M Smith, Zane Casablanca...
Starring Jon-Paul Gates, Vivien Creegor and Freddie Fuller. BBFC link IMDb
Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Version.

Summary Notes

If you Like "GHOST" reality shows, you should get a kick out of this one... REALM OF HORRORDare you venture into the most haunted place in the world. A TV crew will film a paranormal investigation and obtain evidence that proves we are not alone. Something Evil awaits them! They will all discover the truth, that we are not alone.

BBFC uncut
Theatrical Version 
15 82:57s

UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language, threat for:
BBFC uncut
Extended Version
15 102:49s

UK: The Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for frequent strong language for:
  • 2014 Greenway Entertainment video
The Haunted and the Hunted 1963 US thriller by Francis Ford Coppola

See Dementia 13

A Haunted House A Haunted House is a 2013 USA comedy horror by Michael Tiddes.

The film was presented to the MPAA in 2 versions, both were R rated for crude and sexual content, language and some drug use.

The Haunted Palace

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  • Edgar Allen Poe's The Haunted Palace

Haunted Palace Blu ray Vincent Price  

The Haunted Palace is a 1963 USA horror by Roger Corman.
With Vincent Price, Debra Paget and Lon Chaney Jr. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1963 cinema release. Uncut on home video

Summary Review: Truly Brilliant

Loosely based on HP Lovecraft's short story The Case of Charles Dexter Ward , the film opens with a warlock placing a curse on a group of villagers about to burn him at the stake. Generations later, the warlock's descendant returns to the village to pick up where his ancestor left off.

It is a truly brilliant Gothic Horror film and one of the greatest installments of Corman's superb Poe cycle with the great Vincent Price.

uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

83:32s UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

  • 1998 Virgin VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC cut
cut
X cert 86:49s =83:21s UK: Passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1963 cinema release

From cuts details on IMDb . The BBFC cuts were:

  • cut to remove facial shots of a corpse in a coffin
  • cut to reduce a scene of a man on fire.
The Haunting in Connecticut

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The Haunting in Connecticut is a 2009 USA / Canada horror thriller by Peter Cornwell.
Starring Virginia Madsen, Martin Donovan and Elias Koteas. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Charts one family's encounter with the dark forces of the supernatural. When the Campbell family moves to upstate Connecticut, they soon learn that their charming Victorian home has a disturbing history: not only was the house a transformed funeral parlor where inconceivable acts occurred, but the owner's clairvoyant son Jonah served as a demonic messenger, providing a gateway for spiritual entities to crossover. Now terror awaits when Jonah, the boy who communicated with the dead, returns to unleash horror on the innocent and unsuspecting family.

uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

98:34s UK: The Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

mpaa cut
cut
MPAA PG-13 98:18s US: The US PG-13 Theatrical Version has suffered about 10 minutes of edits. Sites of copious blood have been removed or obscured via alternative shots, presenting ghostly apparitions in monochrome and blurring bloody details. See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com
Havoc

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uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
92:09s
=88:28s
Havoc is a 2005 USA/Germany crime drama by Barbara Kopple.
With Anne Hathaway, Bijou Phillips and Shiri Appleby. YouTube icon IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

The Unrated Version features an extra 7 minutes of unchallenging material. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC uncut 18

MPAA
R rated

81:37s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2007 Universal R2 DVD
  • 2006 cinema release