Kagemusha is without any doubt Kurosawa's hardest to understand movie and not recommend for beginners in this field. The shortened version makes it much easier to follow and watch this epic movie but the question remains: Is that a goal to
The Japanese Version is longer by 19:06s
The shorter International Version was passed A/PG without BBFC cuts for:
Kalifornia is a 1993 USA crime thriller by Dominic Sena.
Starring Brad Pitt, Juliette Lewis and Kathy Larson.
Uncut and 18 rated in the UK. Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating but was later released uncut and MPAA Unrated.
Brian Kessler, a journalist researching serial killers, and his photographer girlfriend Carrie set out on a cross-country tour of the sites of the killings. Sharing the ride and their expenses are Early Grayce, a paroled white trash criminal, and
his girlfriend Adele. As the trip progresses, Early begins to appear more and more unstable, and Brian and Carrie begin to fear that they may have a real-life killer in the back seat of their car.
a less explicit version of the Forbes-Duchovny sex scene
a less graphic version of the bathroom murder. The R rated edit cuts from the first appearance of the blade to outside the petrol station, whereas in the unrated cut Pitt stabs his victim repeatedly whilst laughing, and the murder is intercut
with the events taking place on the forecourt of the petrol station
the use of different angles during the death-by-shotgun scene
missing a shot of Early's first victim crawling away from the car, whilst Early watches from the bridge.
The Karate Kid is a 1984 USA family action drama by John G Avildsen.
Starring Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita and Elisabeth Shue.
BBFC category cuts were required for a PG rated cinema release in 1984. It was later rated 15 uncut for VHS and 12 uncut for DVD. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.
Daniel and his mother move from New Jersey to California. She has a wonderful new job, but Daniel quickly discovers that a dark haired Italian boy with a Jersey accent doesn't fit into the blond surfer crowd. Daniel manages to talk his way out of
some fights, but he is finally cornered by several who belong to the same karate school. As Daniel is passing out from the beating he sees Miyagi, the elderly gardener leaps into the fray and save him by outfighting half a dozen teenagers. Miyagi
and Daniel soon find out the real motivator behind the boys' violent attitude in the form of their karate teacher. Miyagi promises to teach Daniel karate and arranges a fight at the all-valley tournament some months off. When his training begins,
Daniel doesn't understand what he is being shown. Miyagi seems more interested in having Daniel paint fences and wax cars than teaching him Karate.
Kavaludari is a 2019 crime thriller by Hemanth M Rao.
Starring Suman Ranganath, Anant Nag and Achyuth Kumar.
BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2019
UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, threat, language, bloody images, suicide references after 33s of BBFC category cuts:
2019 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
Company chose to remove scenes of strong violence and uses of strong language in order to obtain a 12A classification. Cuts made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An uncut 15 was available
Keep It Up, Jack is a 1975 UK comedy by Derek Ford.
Starring Mark Jones, Sue Longhurst and Linda Regan.
Failed music hall performer Jack James (Mark Jones) inherits a brothel when his ancient Aunt dies. He takes over the running of the business and falls in love with its star attraction, beautiful prostitute Virginia (Sue Longhurst).
UK: Passed 15 for one use of very strong language and frequent strong sex references after BBFC advised cuts were implemented for:
2012 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
This work was originally seen for advice in an unfinished form. The company was advised that the film was likely to receive an 18 rating but that their preferred 15 rating could be achieved by making changes to three
scenes. These were:
to reduce sustained close focus on nudity in a lap dancing scene,
to reduce the focus on sexual detail during a mimed sequence of sexual activity, and
to reduce focus on ejaculate over a pin-up calendar.
When the finished version of the film was submitted for formal rating, changes had been made to satisfactorily address these issues and the film was consequently rated 15.
The Kentucky Fried Movie is a 1977 US comedy by John Landis .
With Evan C. Kim, Bong Soo Han and Bill Bixby.
Cut by the BBFC for nunchuks for 18 rated cinema and VHS. Releases since 2001 have been uncut. US releases are uncut.
Madcap spoof, a collection of comedy skits includes the Kung-Fu parody, "A Fistful Of Yen" and "Catholic School Girls In Trouble." Enjoy the future of movie-going with the "Feel-A-Round" theater experience. See a
notable and highly respected actor as the clumsiest waiter in motion picture history. Watch such character as Cleopatra Schwartz and Big Jim Slade tickle your funny bone until it has to be removed surgically!
Keoma is 1976 Italy western by Enzo G. Castellari.
With Franco Nero, William Berger and Olga Karlatos.
Uncut and X rated for 1976 cinema release but later cut for a horse fall on 15 and 12 rated home video. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
A strikingly original spaghetti western with a unique elegiac tone, Keoma truly is a one-of-a-kind classic of its genre...
The legendary Franco Nero (Django, The Fifth Cord) stars in the titular role as a half-breed gunfighter who returns from the killing fields of the civil war to find his hometown riddled with the plague, its inhabitants terrorized (with the help of
Keoma's own estranged half-brothers) by tyrannical gang leader Caldwell (Donald O'Brien, Zombie Holocaust). Keoma's father (Willian Berger, Sartana in the Valley of Death) welcomes his prodigal son s return, but when Keoma saves a vulnerable
pregnant woman (Olga Karlatos, Zombie Flesh Eaters) from Caldwell's thugs, the stage is set for a violent confrontation. With the help of his father and his friend, the freed slave George (Woody Strode, Spartacus), Keoma prepares to take a savage
revenge on Caldwell and his gang.
The Key is a 1983 Italy drama by Tinto Brass.
With Frank Finlay, Stefania Sandrelli, Franco Branciaroli.
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema release in 1985 and VHS in 1987. Uncut since 18 rated DVD release in 2001.
Summary Review : N arrative nonsense
A husband and wife lock their diaries in a drawer and also know that they read each other's entries, a plot device which takes them from one sexual encounter to another.
A main female character sums up this pile of narrative nonsense at the conclusion of the film saying something like, I was faithful by being unfaithful. Meaning she was compliant in her husband's wishes for her to link up with their
son-in-law so her horny husband could become sexually excited by watching her, thus sparking their marriage alive again.
It's a beautifully strange, quirky, erotic well-filmed movie which has incredible attention to detail and then lets itself down in comic moments.
Khartoum is a 1966 UK action war adventure by Basil Dearden and Eliot Elisofon.
Starring Charlton Heston, Laurence Olivier and Richard Johnson.
No BBFC cuts for a short U rated 1966 cinema but cut by the BBFC for PG rated home video on animal cruelty grounds
After an Egyptian army, commanded by British officers, is destroyed in a battle in the Sudan in the 1880's, the British government is in a quandary. It does not want to commit a British military force to a foreign war but they have a commitment to
protect the Egyptians in Khartoum. They decide to ask General Charles "Chinese" Gordon, something of a folk hero in the Sudan as he had cleared the area of the slave trade, to arrange for the evacuation. Gordon agrees but also decides to
defend the city against the forces of the Mahdi - the expected one - and tries to force the British to commit troops.
Kickboxer is a 1989 USA action sport thriller by Mark DiSalle and David Worth.
Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Alexio and Dennis Chan.
Cut by the BBFC for 1989 cinema release and further cut for VHS. Cut in the US for an R rating. Uncut in Europe for cinema and VHS, but worldwide DVD and Blu-ray releases have been the cut US R rated version.
Kurt Sloan is the corner-man for his brother, U.S. kickboxing champion Eric Sloan. When Kurt witnesses his brother become maliciously paralyzed in the ring by Thailand champion Tong Po, Kurt vows revenge. With the help of Zion, a kickboxing
trainer who lives in a remote area of Thailand, Kurt trains for the fight of his life.
UK: The cut US version was passed 18 for strong bloody violence after previous BBFC cuts were waived for:
US: The R Rated version was shortened by removing plot scenes. A couple of scenes involving strippers and nudity were also removed
UK: The European Version was passed 18 after 1:18s of cuts (1s video cuts + 1:17s of film cuts) for:
1989 EIV VHS
1989 cinema release
The total cuts were:
The bar fight has lost a single shot of a double ear-clap, delivered by Van Damme (2 secs).
The final Muay Thai boxing match has been heavily cut in three places -
(a) (16 secs) of Tong Po pummeling Van Damme's face and body with heavy punches have been removed;
(b) (28 secs) worth of Van Damme delivering repeated kicks to Tong Po's face, as well as a couple of midriff punches, have been cut;
(c) towards the end of the fight a close-up of Van Damme kicking Tong Po in the face (2 secs) has also been trimmed.
Kickboxer 4: The Aggressor is a 1994 USA action film by Albert Pyun.
Starring Sasha Mitchell, Kamel Krifa and Brad Thornton.
The film was cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. Both the uncut version and the R rated version were submitted to the BBFC for 1994 VHS but BBFC banned both of the. The BBFC relented by 2004 when the uncut version was passed 18 for DVD.
Summary Review: Entertaining
Sasha Mitchell ("Kickboxer 2&3") triumphantly returns to the ring as David Sloan, fighting not just for his survival, but for his beautiful wife, who has become the sexual captive of the despicable world champion, Tong Po. Framed,
forgotten and furious, Sloan has been wasting away in prison, but the Feds agree to release him if he will get inside Tong Po's impenetrable Mexican fortress, protected by its deadly guards and adorned by its sexual slaves. Sloan has no choice but
to enter into Po's tournament of champions, a savage battle where winner takes all - and to Sloan - that means everything! Reluctantly, alliances form with a few others to help him out.
Kickboxer 4 is better than a lot of American martial art movies. No, its not a classic like the first 2 Kickboxers or Bloodsport . But overall, Kickboxer 4 delivers (as a good B-rated movie in the
genre of American martial arts). The action is a plenty, there is a tournament, good-looking locales, and acting that isn't terrible along with a story that has a decent plot. Kickboxer 4 has its flaws, but is still entertaining from start
The US R rated version is cut and lacks the sex scenes and 2 scenes of violence.
UK: Both the Unrated and then the Theatrical Version were submitted and banned for:
1994 Fox VHS
The uncut version was submitted and banned for video in 1994. The distributor then submitted a cut version, presumably the Theatrical Version, and tried again but the BBFC said:
The cuts failed to make an acceptable difference to a work in which fights to the death were staged in the kick-boxing equivalent of a Roman Circus. Purporting to condemn the practice, it was
plainly exploiting it, since the work was itself a celebration of extreme violence as entertainment.
Kids is a 1995 USA drama by Larry Clark.
Starring Leo Fitzpatrick, Justin Pierce and Chloë Sevigny.
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema release, VHS and DVD.
Disturbing, dark, low-budget independent film about teen-agers in New York City. The story focuses on Telly (Leo Fitzpatrick), a teen who has a goal to de-flower as many virgins as he can. When one of his old encounters discovers that she is
H.I.V.-positive, after only one encounter with a guy, Telly remains undaunted.
US: Uncut. Originally NC-17 rated but the rating was surrendered for DVD which is MPAA Unrated
UK: Passed 18 after 51s of BBFC cuts for:
2001 Alliance-Atlantis/Momentum R2 DVD
1999 Alliance/Momentum VHS
1996 cinema release
A sequence has been cut where youngster Nick gets his bare chest and belly button kissed by a young girl
An adult sex scene with youngster Nick asleep in the foreground has been edited to ensure that Nick is not shown in the same shot as the lovemaking couple. The depiction of children in the same shot as sexual activity is forbidden in the UK
under the Protection Of Children Act.
Kidulthood is a 2006 UK drama by Menhaj Huda.
Starring Aml Ameen, Red Madrell and Noel Clarke.
There exists a Theatrical Version and a Director's Cut
Hard-hitting British urban drama about disaffected youth. Given the day off school after a girl in their class commits suicide, a group of troubled 15-year-olds spend the day wandering the streets of London taking drugs,
getting in fights, indulging in under-age sex, and moving ever closer to a gun crime that will change their lives. Written by and starring Noel Clarke, and directed by Manhaj Huda.
UK: The Director's Cut was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, language, sex references and drug use for:
Kill and Kill Again is a 1981 South Africa / USA action drama by Ivan Hall.
Starring James Ryan, Anneline Kriel and Michael Mayer.
BBFC category cuts were required for 15 rated VHS in 1986. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.
Dr. Horatio Kane has been kidnapped, and is being forced to create an army of martial artists who will help take over the world. His daughter, Kandy Kane, enlists the help of Steve Chase (and a few of his friends) to rescue her father before it's
Kill, Baby... Kill! is a 1966 Italy horror mystery by Mario Bava.
Starring Giacomo Rossi Stuart, Erika Blanc and Fabienne Dali.
Uncut for a 1967 X cinema rating and 15 rated DVD. The film is uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US but there is also an edited version going by the title Curse of the Living Dead.
Dr. Eswai is called by Inspector Kruger to a small village to perform an autopsy on a woman who has died under suspicious circumstances. Despite help from Ruth, the village witch, Kruger is killed and it is revealed that the dead woman, as well as
other villagers, have been killed by the ghost of Melissa, a young girl who, fed by the hatred of her grieving mother, Baroness Graps, exacts her revenge on them. Dr. Eswai, along with Monica, a local nurse, are lured into a fateful confrontation
at the Villa Graps.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for moderate horror and violence for:
The Japan version, which will also be screened in other Asian countries, is only a minute or two longer than the American one, but according to producer Lawrence Bender, it packs a bigger punch. There are a few extra shots
in different scenes, the anime sequence of O-Ren Ishii's (Lucy Liu) childhood is longer, and the entire House of Leaves scene, where the Bride (Uma Thurman) slices and dices the Crazy 88, remains in color throughout (as opposed to cutting to
black and white and then back to color in the American version). In addition, the dedication in the opening credits to the late Kinji Fukasaku, the king of ultraviolence and one of Tarantino's great influences, is not included on the American
Of course, images of dismembered corpses falling en masse into a bloody pool have more impact in color than in black and white, but while Bender admits the Japan version is more violent than the American one, he maintains
that all the changes were made in the name of style and aesthetics.
According to Bender, Tarantino had wanted to make a Japan version of Kill Bill from the beginning, out of respect to both the culture that inspired a considerable amount of the film's content and the land where much of the
film's first installment takes place. Also, the version is a salute to the Japanese who worked on the film's crew and cast, including Shinichi "Sonny" Chiba, who plays Okinawan swordmaker Hattori Hanzo.
Americans just can't take as much as the Japanese, Bender admits.
UK: The Standard Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for frequent, strong, bloody violence and very strong language.
pictorial version details from
movie-censorship.com . There is an Asian Version that is 46s longer but the extra material is totally uncontentious and uninteresting. The scenes where Beatrix drives to Esteban and where she finally goes to him in the village are longer in
the Asian Version. Perhaps someone thought this was a bit draggy
Kill Buljo: The Movie is a 2007 Norway action crime comedy by Tommy Wirkola.
Starring Stig Frode Henriksen, Tommy Wirkola and Linda Øverlie Nilsen.
Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Version.
Jompa Tormann and his guests and family are brutally gunned down during an engagement party. Sami- and women-hating police officer Sid Wisløff is put on the case. Together with his colleague Unni Formen and Sami guide Peggy Mathilassi, Wisløff
tries to find the guilty party, but Jompa Tormann survived and he wants revenge!
Scandinavia: There exists an extended version
US: The Theatrical Version is uncut and MPAA R rated for:
2009 The Weinstein Company R1 DVD
at US Amazon released on 12th May 2009
The Killer Elite is a 1975 USA action crime thriller by Sam Peckinpah.
Starring James Caan, Robert Duvall and Arthur Hill.
Cut in the US for a PG Rated 1975 theatrical release. The cuts were later restore for the Extended Version. The BBFC rated the theatrical release as X, the 1987 Extended Version VHS as 18 and the 2003 Extended Version DD as 15, all without BBFC
Mike Locken is one of the principal members of a group of freelance spies. A significant portion of their work is for the C.I.A. and while on a case for them, one of his friends turns on him and shoots him in the elbow and knee. His assignment, to
protect someone, goes down in flames. He is nearly crippled, but with braces is able to again become mobile. For revenge as much as anything else, Mike goes after his ex-friend.
UK: Presumably the cut US Theatrical Version was passed X (18) without further BBFC cuts for:
1975 cinema release
From IMDb. The graphic violence in the original cut of the film was cut by Sam Peckinpah so he could obtain a PG rating for the film, instead of an R. The cuts were later restored for the Extended Version.
Killer Ink is a 2015 Lithuania horror by Devon Downs and Kenny Gage.
Starring Robert LaSardo, Sara Fabel and Jordan James Smith.
Exists in 2 versions, a cut International Version and an uncut MPAA Unrated Version.
ANARCHY PARLOR is a horror film about a mysterious nomad simply known as the "Artist" who practices a dark art form passed down through the generations. He creates much more than tattoos for tourists who visit his Lithuanian Tattoo Parlor. Shot
entirely on location in Vilnius Lithuania, ANARCHY PARLOR features two well-known cast members in the tattoo and horror world. Heavily tattooed lead actor Robert LaSardo (Death Race, Nip/Tuck, Human Centipede 3) portrays "The Artist", and Sara
Fabel (well-known Finnish tattoo artist and model) plays his seductive apprentice "Uta". Anarchy Parlor will be a frighteningly, terrific thrill to the die-hard fans.
Anyone familiar with nunsploitation will recognise this as a stand out film.
There are some very atmospheric set pieces in the film Anita Ekberg's flashbacks and the giallo inspired murder of the old woman.
The dubbing detracts from the power of the film by having cheesy actors do the overdubs. Some of the editing is a bit sloppy but Italian exploitation fans are well used to this. The gorgeous Paola Morra is worth the price
of the film alone. Well worth checking out.
UK: Passed 18 after 13s of BBFC cuts for:
1993 Redemption VHS
The BBFC required the following cuts:
A scene was cut showing the torture of an old woman, including a close up of a needle piercing an eye and a scalpel cutting into her bandaged flesh.
UK: Released uncut for:
1981 Techno Film VHS
Released on pre-cert video by Techno Film in April 1981. It was listed as a
video nasty in August 1984 but was dropped by July 1985
Killer Party is a 1986 USA / Canada comedy horror by William Fruet.
Starring Martin Hewitt, Ralph Seymour and Elaine Wilkes.
Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating and the cuts have persisted ever since.
Three gorgeous babes decide to join a sorority, and a whole bunch of horny guys dump bees in the sorority's back yard where a bunch of girls are naked in the outside hot tub so when the girls jump out the boys use a video camera to take lots of
shots of them. Their house mother gets talked into letting the girls have a hazing party in a forbidden frat house, and when she goes there to make sure the place is safe, she first stops at a handy grave in the front yard to explain to 'Allan'
why she's letting the girls use the house, and tells him that it was all an accident and it's time for him to just let it go. Allan doesn't answer her, since he's dead. Or is he? As she is nailing down a loose banister on the stairway, a
mysterious figure appears before her, brandishing what looks like a tire iron, she turns, asks "What are you doing here?" and this person does answer her by striking her dead. Well, the three pledges go through a hazing (and there are some very
nice set pieces here, ...
UK: The cut US Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
1986 MGM Home VHS
Italy: The cut US Theatrical Version was released for:
Prior to release, MGM cut bloody details from almost every on-screen murder in the film. Just before its release American horror magazine Fangoria published photos of the numerous death scenes pruned from the final cut.
These scenes have not been restored back into the film.
The movie was originally titled Grey Knight and was screened at some festivals in 1993. Allegedly, after some previews, the producer (Brad Krevoy) was led to believe the movie was too artsy and ordered it re-cut. The producer's cut
was released as The Killing Box in Europe and as Ghost Brigade in America. The director's cut was released on DVD in 2005 under its original title Grey Knight .
UK: The Producer's Cut was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
The Killing Hour is a 1982 USA mystery thriller by Armand Mastroianni.
Starring Perry King, Norman Parker and Elizabeth Kemp.
Passed 18 uncut for 1982 cinema release but the World of Video 2000 pre-cert video was seized by the police during the Video Nasties panic. The film was then cut by the BBFC for 1986 VHS release. Uncut in the US for Unrated Anchor Bay and Blue
Underground release but there seems to have been a shorter R rated release under the title The Clairvoyant
Summary Review: Nicely Done
New York police are trying to find out who is behind a rash of 'handcuff' murders, while a young artist (and psychic) is finding herself drawing the horrid crimes!
The opening sequences are quite grabbing, the murders are inventive (although not gory), and the plot builds to a great showdown climax.
Mastroianni's direction is sleekly well done, and the subtle piano score is a nice touch. The film also carries a kind of sexual vibe through out.
The cast is quite good in their performances. Nicely done on all levels.
US: Unconfirmed but there seems to have been a shorter R rated version released in the US under the title The Clairvoyant.
UK: Released on pre-cert VHS for:
1983 World of Video 2000 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.
Young Terry Lambert returns home from serving a prison term for a gang-rape he was forced to participate in. He seeks revenge on his lawyer and the girl who framed him. But his real problem is his overbearing mother. Terry has developed an
interest in rough, violent sex, and gory death. Now, one by one, some of the town's women pop up dead.
This is a spellbinding film that concentrates more on suspense and character development than supplying cheap thrills. THE KILLING KIND is definitely cult director Curtis Harrington's masterpiece, and the great cast does some of their finest
The Killing Of America is a 1981 USA / Japan crime documentary by Sheldon Renan and Leonard Schrader (uncredited).
Starring Chuck Riley, Ed Dorris and Thomas Noguchi.
Not formally banned in the US, but the film was never released, distributed, televised nor made available for sale in the USA, from when the documentary was produced in 1981, until released on home video by Severin in 2016.
The film exists in 2 versions, the US Version and the Japanese Version. Both were passed 18 uncut for UK home video.
In 1982, filmmakers Seldon Renan and Academy Award® nominee Leonard Schrader (KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, MISHIMA, BLUE COLLAR) created a graphic and provocative examination of America's history with and
penchant for senseless violence, mass shootings and cold-blooded murder. It was condemned as exploitive and obscene (The New York Times), acclaimed as among the most controversial documentaries in the history of cinema (Fantasia Festival), and
never distributed, televised or made available for sale in the United States.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
2016 Blue Undergorund/Severin Films [US + Japanese Versions] RB Blu-ray
at UK Amazon
2016 Blue Undergorund/Severin Films [US Version only] R2 DVD
at UK Amazon
The Japanese Version is an interesting alternative: after the sniper shooting, it opens with footage of the Grand Canyon. It's 20 minutes in longer than the US cut in total - the running time here is 115 minutes and 46 seconds. Along with a
subtly different order of events, we also get a completely different narration (Japanese with optional yellow subtitles), and additional moments of filler such as an energetic pop song about time sung over scenes of Americans being active in
all manner of ways - skydiving, Frisbee-throwing and so on. This is cheerful America , the narrator tells us, before we cut to racial riots and Kennedy's shooting.
It's long been rumoured that the film's Japanese cut, re-edited specially for their market, contained more extreme content than its US counterpart. But this isn't really the case -- it's more that sequences are extended with additional footage.
Most notably, the sports montage mentioned above and extra footage of John Lennon at the end.
The greatest difference is the narration: though the script is largely the same, plenty of subtle changes have been made, and the Japanese narrator's tone is totally condemning - he portrays America as a cesspool sent crazy by its pursuit of
freedom, and everyone in it as a nutter.
US: Informally banned from 1981 until 2016
Not formally banned in the US, but the film was never released, distributed, televised nor made available for sale in the USA, from when the documentary was produced in 1981, until released on home video by Severin in 2016.
The Killing of Sister George is a 1968 USA drama by Robert Aldrich.
Starring Beryl Reid, Susannah York and Coral Browne.
Uncut in the US but the film was saddled with and X rating for 1968 release. The film was re-rated to R in 1972. The film was cut by the BBFC for an X rating in 1968 but several local councils were happy for the film to be screened uncut in their
areas. Later was uncut and 18 rated for home video.
Summary Review: A disintegrating lesbian relationship
George (Beryl Reid) plays a cheerful district nurse in a BBC soap opera. However, her character is to be killed off, and George realises that the only other job she can get is the voice of a cow on children's TV. Her life begins to fall apart as
her lover Childie (Susannah York) has an affair with a predatory TV producer.
This film is memorable on many levels. Along with vividly recapturing 1960's Swinging London and its lesbian scene, it also provides a harrowing and moving portrayal by Reid and York of two women in a disintegrating relationship.
Beryl Reid manages to strike the right balance between tragedy and comedy, managing to be fearless and outrageously funny in one scene, whilst seeming broken and pathetic in the next.
US: The film received an X rating in 1968. Director Robert Aldrich spent $75,000 unsuccessfully battling the X rating in court. This X rating then proved disastrous for the box office.
UK: Passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for:
1969 cinema release
When first submitted in 1969 UK censor John Trevelyan refused to grant a certificate unless the seduction scene was toned down and urged all 600 local authorities to boycott the film. 12 councils, including the GLC, overrode him and showed the
film with their own X certificate. After heated discussions with the distributor the kissing scene was slightly reduced and Trevelyan eventually passed the movie.
Killing Zoe is a 1993 France / USA crime thriller by Roger Avary.
Starring Eric Stoltz, Julie Delpy and Martin Raymond.
Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. This R rated version was passed 18 without further BBFC cuts for an 18 rated cinema release and home video. There also exists a Director's Cut.
Zed has only just arrived in the beautiful Paris and already he's up to no good. Having just slept with a call girl, he spends a night on the town with his dangerous friends. They all decide to rob a bank the following day. There's only one
problem: Zed's call-girl, Zoe, just happens to work at the bank which is to be robbed!
France: The Director's Cut/unrated/uncut version has been released in France as a special edition DVD containing both the R rated and unrated versions of the film,.
UK: BBFC details not yet published for:
2015 Fabulous Films RB Blu-ray
at UK Amazon released on 3rd August 2015
The 99 minute running time gives hope of being the Director's Cut but in the absence of a recent BBFC submission this is most likely the usual cut Theatrical Version.
UK: A pre-cut version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
2004 Universal R2 DVD
1994 Polygram VHS
1994 cinema release
Not cut by the BBFC but cut by the MPAA for an R rating and it was this R rated version that was distributed internationally. MPAA cuts from
ATTIC Censorship :
A heroin-injection scene in the bathroom between Eric and his friend is completely eliminated.
Eric shoots at the hostages some seconds longer.
Eric threatening Zoe is longer, and a man intervening gets struck by Eric.
Eric threatens Zed longer with the knife, and a line of dialogue from Eric, where he says that he will fuck Zoe in the ass, and give her AIDS is also removed.
The fight between Eric and Zed is shortened.
The shooting of Eric is predictably chopped, removing several bullets impacting on Eric, and blood gushing out (many in close-ups), and considerably more blood sprays on Zoe.
Cuts waived when resubmitted in 2004 with the following BBFC statement: Time had diminished the power and impact to the extent that it was no longer likely to prove harmful and so previous cuts were waived.
The uncut cinema version was followed by a cut video release in 1987 submitted by Heron Home Entertainment
Kindergarten Cop is a 1990 USA action crime comedy by Ivan Reitman.
Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller and Pamela Reed.
BBFC category cuts were made for a 12 rated 1991 cinema release. Later uncut and 15 rated on home video. Uncut and PG-13 rated in the US.
John Kimble is a tough city cop who's been on the trail of drug dealer Cullen Crisp for years. He finally tracks Crisp down but it seems the only person that can testify against him is his ex-wife. The problem is she's disappeared and all Kimble
knows is the name of the school in Oregon where her son attends. When things don't quite go to plan, Kimble finds he has to go undercover on his toughest assignment yet - Kindergarten teacher!
Releases immediately after 9/11 in 2001 were reported to be cut by the distributors They're horrible. They're like little terrorists. was shorted to They're horrible. However this appears to be a rumour as the main video releases
UK: Passed 12 after 19s of BBFC cuts for:
1991 cinema release
The BBFC category cuts were:
Schwarzenegger steps in to deal with street thugs assaulting a woman. The BBFC cut the woman being slapped and Schwarzenegger head butting one of the assailants.
Schwarzenegger shooting up an underground club had gunshots reduced from 5 to 2.
A man's head being hit against a car door by a thug was removed
A baseball bat attack on a woman was reduced to one hit and the subsequent sight of the bat aimed at her midriff was deleted.
The Kindred is a 1987 USA Sci-Fi horror thriller by Stephen Carpenter and Jeffrey Obrow.
Starring Rod Steiger, Kim Hunter and David Allen Brooks.
Exists as an uncut version and a cut R rated version
Amanda's deathbed request to her son, John, was for him to destroy all the lab notes etc. from her last experiment. She also blurts out he had a brother. At the funeral John meets Melissa, who claims to be his mothers biggest fan. Together with
some of John's friends they go to Amanda's house, but none are prepared for what they find there.
Five Fingers of Death is a 1972 Hong Kong action romance by Chang-Hwa Jeong (as Chang Ho Cheng).
Starring Lieh Lo, Ping Wang and Hsiung Chao.
Passed X uncut by the BBFC for 1972 cinema release. Then cut for an 18 rated VHS. Uncut for 15 rated 2009 DD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Summary Notes: Shaw Brothers Classic
King Boxer came out in 1973 and is a classic example of a Shaw Brothers kung fu film - a genre they helped pioneer and perfect with this movie being one of the finest efforts from this time period. It also has the distinction
of being the first kung fu film to be released in the United States, just ahead of Bruce Lee's equally influential Enter the Dragon.
Promising young student Chi-Hao is sent away to train under a new master in order that he may be able to win a martial arts tournament and thus prevent the local thugs from getting the power and prestige that would come were they to win it.
The filmmakers maintain just the right level of pacing with very short lulls between action sequences. Let's face it - we're not watching King Boxer for its thoughtful characterization. That is not to say that this film is
not well made or doesn't take itself seriously because it does, but it is hardly Shakespeare either.
King Boxer features betrayal, torture, revenge and even some heroic style redemption thrown in for good measure - all heightened to melodramatic levels making for a very entertaining ride.
Shen long meng hu is a 1977 Hong Kong/Philippines action crime drama by Joseph Velasco.
With Bruce Le, Lita Vasquez and Lik Cheung.
The location of a hidden national treasure can only be found by the descendants of the patriot who hid it. They will recognize each other by joining two halves of a medallion. The search is opposed by Miss Oki and her numerous thugs.
King Kong is a 2005 New Zealand/USA/Germany action romance by Peter Jackson.
Starring Naomi Watts, Jack Black and Adrien Brody.
There exists a Theatrical version and an Extended version featuring extra uncontroversial material
In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading lady Ann Darrow.
UK: The Extended Version/Director's Cut was passed 12 uncut for frightening scenes, moderate violence and peril for:
2014 Universal Steelbook [Theatrical + Extended] R0 Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo
at UK Amazon
The King Maker is a 2005 Thailand adventure drama by Lek Kitaparaporn.
Starring Gary Stretch, John Rhys-Davies and Cindy Burbridge.
BBFC cuts were required for animal cruelty for 15 rated 2011 DVD.
In 1547 Fernando De Gama, a young "Soldier of Fortune" from Portugal, set sail for the Orient in a bid to find the man that murdered his father and, with luck, like many of his fellow countrymen,to make his fortune. A vicious storm in the Indian
ocean almost ended his plans when the ship he was on sank. The sole survivor, he was washed up on a tropical beach only to be captured by Arab slavers and taken to Ayutthaya in the kingdom of Siam where he was offered for sale as a slave.
UK: Passed 15 for strong bloody violence for after 4s of BBFC cuts for:
2011 Anchor Bay R2 DVD
The BBFC commented:
Cuts were required to remove sight of real cockfighting
For some reason the cuts are no longer noted in the BBFC database although the BBFC does note that the approved runtime is 5s shorted that submitted.
The King of the Kickboxers is a 1990 Hong Kong / USA action crime film by Lucas Lowe.
Starring Loren Avedon, Richard Jaeckel and Don Stroud.
Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. This was further cut by the BBFC for 1991 VHS. The film was passed 18 uncut for 2004 DVD.
Kahn is a heavy weight kick-box champion, who often kills his opponents in front of the running camera, to sell it on video tape. Jake had to witness once how his brother was killed by him, and now has come for revenge. But first he has to improve
his fighting skills; he asks Phang, the only person in the whole world who ever had Khan down on his back, to train him until he is a match for him.
This work was originally classified 15 without cuts on 15/10/2010. The BBFC has, after an appeal by the distributor of The King's Speech against the original 15 rating, applied its formal
reconsideration process to the cinema release and classified it 12A with the Consumer Advice Contains strong language in a speech therapy context .
The BBFC's language Guidelines for 12A state: The use of strong language (for example f***) must be infrequent . In the case of The King's Speech there are two isolated instances where the character of King
George VI uses strong language several times at the instigation of his therapist during the speech therapy sessions he is undergoing to alleviate his stammer. The strong language is not aggressive and not directed at any person.
The Guidelines state that because works from time to time present issues in ways which cannot be anticipated, these criteria will not be applied in an over literal way if such an interpretation would lead to an outcome
which would confound audience expectations .
After careful consideration by the President and Director of the BBFC, the Board took the view that the way the strong language is presented in The King's Speech did not contravene the language Guidelines at 12A
and that the public would understand why the Board has reached this decision.
US: Beware of the US PG-13 version where the strong language was cut via muting for a PG-13 certificate.
It is reported that 42 occurrences of the word' fuck were overdubbed 'shit' for the PG-13 version.
Kingsman: the Secret Service is a 2015 UK action crime comedy by Matthew Vaughn.
Starring Colin Firth, Michael Caine and Taron Egerton.
BBFC advised category cuts were required for a 2015 15 rated cinema release. The same cut version is 15 rated for home video and has been distributed worldwide (albeit with further cuts in some countries).
A veteran secret agent takes a young upstart under his wing.
advised category cuts
UK: Passed 15 for strong bloody violence, strong language after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:
This film was originally seen for advice in an unfinished version. The company was informed the film was likely to be classified 18, but that their requested 15 could be achieved by making some reductions in scenes of violence. When the
finished version was submitted for formal classification, reductions had been made and the film was passed 15.
The BBFC further commented in the Annual Report covering 2014:
Although the violence is generally staged in a highly cartoonish manner, and the action is fast-paced and rapidly edited, there was too much cumulative focus on blood and the infliction of injury during a scene in which a secret agent fights
and kills a large number of people in a church. When the film was submitted for formal classification, reductions had been made to this sequence, meaning the finished version was classified 15.
Kingsman: The Secret Service was 2nd top complained about film in 2015 with 38 complaints. The BBFC commented in its 2015 Annual Report:
One of the issues raised by the public with regards to Kingsman: The Secret Service was the level of violence at 15, particularly in regards to a fight scene in a church.
The BBFC saw a version of the film before it was complete and offered advice as to how the film distributor's desired 15 rating could be achieved. Otherwise, the film would have been classified 18. The distributor chose to make changes before
formally submitting the film for classification. While there are some strong moments of violence in the film, they are relatively brief and do not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury to the extent they require an 18 classification.
The BBFC therefore classified the film 15.
Other complaints focussed on a scene involving a crude sex reference which is unexpected but intended to be funny. In part thanks to the comic context, this line did not require the entire film be restricted to an adult audience only by way of
an 18 classification. [The BBFC are being a bit coy here, but presumably are referring to the Swedish princess offering anal sex as a reward for her rescue].
Den of Geek: I should ask you just to clarify the certification of the film in the UK ...
Vaughn: I haven't changed a fucking frame!
Den of Geek: Absolutely nothing? The BBFC posted that certain changes were made prior to submission to get a 15 certificate in the UK ?
Vaughn: Nothing. You've seen it! They're pretty intelligent people, the BBFC. And I think they get it right most of the time. They watched it, and I sat down with them. The violence is fun. You don't see people grimacing. They're
laughing with it. It's like Tom & Jerry. It's over the top and colourful and playful.
The British cut of the movie clocks in at 128:34 minutes while the German release has a duration of 129:25 minutes. The difference of 51 seconds is quite large and isn't due to rounding up. Also, logos can most likely be ignored since the
film's sole distributor is 20th Century Fox. Therefore, it's quite possible that the film's UK pre-cuts won't affect other markets.
Worldwide: The film has been release in a cut form in South America and the Far East.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle is a 2017 UK / USA action comedy adventure by Matthew Vaughn.
Starring Taron Egerton, Colin Firth and Mark Strong.
Uncut in the UK and US but there are UK and International variants. The film was banned in Cambodia.
Director Matthew Vaughn has note there is enough good material left over to make an extended version.
After the Kingsman headquarters are blown up by a psychotic criminal named Poppy Adams. The surviving agents find their way to an allied secret organisation based in Kentucky, named Statesman. The two agencies must now work together in order to
save the world and take down the so called 'Golden Circle'.
UK: The UK Version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, language, sex references, drugs misuse for:
2018 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment RB Blu-ray/RB 4k Blu-ray
at UK Amazon
UK: The International Version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, language, sex references, drug misuse for:
2017 Twentieth Century Fox video
Cambodia: Banned in October 2017
Cambodia has banned the movie Kingsman: The Golden Circle over its alleged negative portrayal of the country. Bok Borak, from the Ministry of Censorship Culture told The Phnom Penh Post that the film's clear reference to Cambodia as a
place where villains are based and make trouble for the world as a major point of concern.
1989 Japan thriller by Hisayasu Sato.
With Kiyomi Ito, Takeshi Itô and June .
The BBFC cut 22s from the 1996 Dangerous To Know VHS.
Thanks to Bleach:
At 5.5 mins - In sex scene between two men, after establishing long shot of man tracing scalpel around partner's face and chest, remove all close ups of scalpel penetrating chest and drawing blood, resuming on medium shot of man's head to
At 15.5 mins - In sex scene when man spreads butter on lover's chest, remove sight of knife playing around and jabbing other's genitals.
The Kitchen: World Chef Battle (Kukhnya. Poslednyaya bitva) is a 2017 Russia comedy by Anton Fedotov.
Starring Dmitriy Nazarov, Dmitriy Nagiev and Sergey Lavygin.
BBFC cuts were required for an incorrect rating symbol for 2017 cinema release.
This time Chef Victor Barinov and his team set off to Sochi, where the World Chef Championship will take place. Chef will have to persuade professional jury that he is the best Chef in the world. Well, a certain dark horse will help him in
the struggle -- on the eve of the championship Chef suddenly finds out about his son Ivan. Ivan is more interested in the beauty Anna, who stands for France team.
UK: Passed 15 for strong language after 8s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
2017 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
Compulsory cut required to remove an incorrect classification symbol that does not reflect the BBFC classification of the work.
Kites is a India action drama romance thriller by Anurag Basu.
With Hrithik Roshan, Bárbara Mori and Steven Michael Quezada.
UK: The Remix version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
2010 Relliance DVD
UK: The Remix Version was passed 12A without BBFC cuts for:
2010 cinema release
UK: Passed 12A after 9s of BBFC category cuts for:
2010 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
Company chose to make cuts to reduce violent detail in one scene (a man's ear being cut off and a man being shot with accompanying bloodspray) in order to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.
The BBFC further explained their 12A rating:
Kites is a subtitled Hindi language romantic action thriller in which an Indian man and a Mexican woman are on the run across America. The film was classified 12A for moderate violence and threat.
The film contains frequent action sequences and stunts, but the violence is generally not realistic or shown in detail. One scene, however, does involves a more realistic threat to two alleged thieves. They are threatened
with a knife and a shooting is implied. This scene is the strongest moment of threat in the film. At 12A'/'12 , the BBFC's Guidelines state that Moderate physical and psychological threat may be permitted, provided disturbing sequence
are not frequent or sustained .
The film also contains some mild language including piss and shit .
There is a slight difference between the UK cinema version and the UK DVD release. In the cinematic release, the Queen/Robbie Williams version of We Are The Champions starts playing when William and Jocelyn kiss just before the credits, whereas
the DVD release has a different song play. However, We Are The Champions still plays over the last half of the credits.
The Theatrical Version was passed PG without BBFC cuts for the 2001 cinema release
The Knot is a 2012 UK comedy romance by Jesse Lawrence.
With Noel Clarke, Mena Suvari and Matthew McNulty.
Originally passed 18. But was immediately cut to get a 15.
UK: Passed 15 for strong language, sex references and sexualised nudity after BBFC category cuts for:
2012 Universal RB Blu-ray
2012 Universal R2 DVD
2012 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
Distributor chose to reduce a focus on sexualised female nudity in a strip club scene in order to achieve a 15 classification. Cuts made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An uncut 18 classification was
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sexualised nudity for:
2012 cinema release. This release was shelved in favour of a cut 15 version
This entry has been deleted from the BBFC database
Komban is a 2015 India action film by M Muthaiah.
Starring Karthi, Lakshmi Menon and Raj Kiran.
BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2015.
Kombaya Pandian (Karthi) is a butcher by profession and he leads his life by virtues. If anyone ill-treats women or cheats in business, Komban would certainly whack them for which he is celebrated by the Arasanadu village people. At one point of
time, Komban falls in love with Palani (Lakshmi Menon) and her father Muthiah (Rajkiran) too agrees for the marriage. But somehow Komban does not like Muthiah. Meanwhile, few guys badly want to murder both Komban and Muthiah. Whether Komban can
save his wife and father in law from the deadly guys ?
UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence after 11s of BBFC category cuts for:
2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
Distributor chose to cut bloody images of a man's arm being severed by a boomerang in order to achieve a 12A classification. A 15 uncut was available.
Kull the Conqueror is a 1997 USA action fantasy adventure by John Nicolella.
Starring Kevin Sorbo, Tia Carrere and Thomas Ian Griffith.
Passed 12 uncut for a 12 rated 1998 cinema release but category cuts were required for a VHS release still with a 12 rating. Uncut and PG-13 rated in the US.
A barbarian named Kull unexpectedly becomes a king after an old king (whom Kull has just killed in a battle) gives his crown to him. But direct heirs of a killed king, trying to topple Kull and regain the throne, bring an old witch-queen Akivasha
back to life. Their plan backfires, however, as Akivasha is going to allow their lords - demons - to rule the kingdom. The only thing that can stop her now is a breath of the god Volka.
Kung Fu Gangbusters is a 1977 Hong Kong action film by Chia Yung Liu.
Starring Yue Wong, Chia-Hui Liu and Ying Li.
BBFC cuts were required for an X rated 1976 cinema release.
He's lost his memory, but not his skill: After a fierce battle with a local tong, Hoi is thrown over an embankment and left for dead. He survives the ordeal but has lost all of his memory, but not his kung-fu. His fateful meeting with a beggar
leads to their teaming up for cleaning up that tong.
Kung Fu Girl is a 1973 Hong Kong action drama by Wei Lo.
Starring Pei-pei Cheng, Wei Ou and James Tien.
A shortened version was further cut by the BBFC for 1974 cinema release. A complete and uncut version was released on US DVD in 2014
During the early days of the Chinese Republic, General Yuan proclaimed himself the new Emperor of China. When young students protest his treaty with Japan, one of the students, Tsai, is arrested by Lei, the Chief of Security. Tsai's young sister
(Pei-Pei Cheng) poses as Lei's long-lost sister in hopes of finding and rescuing her brother.
Kuroneko is a 1968 Japan horror by Kaneto Shindô.
With Kichiemon Nakamura, Nobuko Otowa and Kiwako Taichi.
Cut by the BBFC for cinema release but uncut for home video
A woman and her daughter are raped and murdered by soldiers during a time of civil war. Afterwards, a series of samurai returning from the war through that area are found mysteriously dead ...
Unquestionably a companion piece to Onibaba, a film by the same Director. Kiyomi Kuroda's award winning cinematography sets the tone for this film, its Chiaroscuro/Noir visuals are nothing short of breathtaking. The underlying tragic story of lost
love is also dealt with brilliantly by Shindo who is on fine form again.