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La belle noiseuse

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  • La belle noiseuse: Divertimento

Belle Noiseuse DVD Michel Piccoli

La belle noiseuse is a 1991 France/Switzerland drama by Jacques Rivette.
With Michel Piccoli, Jane Birkin and Emmanuelle Béart. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

There's a long 15 rated version and a short PG rated version

Summary Notes

The former famous painter Frenhofer lives quietly with his wife in his countryside residence in the French Provence. When the young artist Nicolas visits him with his girlfriend Marianne, Frenhofer decides to start working again on a painting called 'La Belle Noiseuse', which he gave up a long time ago. And he wants Marianne as a model. The ensuing creative process will change the characters' lives. It will become a struggle for truth and meaning, and the question about the limits of art will arise

uncut
Original
Long Version
15 cert 228:41s

 

UK: The Original Long Version was passed 15 uncut for:
  • 2009 Artificial Eye R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1993 Artificial Eye VHS
  • 1992 cinema release
US: The Original Long Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC uncut

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shortened

PG cert 124:53s UK: A shorter version titled Divertimento was passed PG without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1992 Artificial Eye VHS
  • 1992 cinema release
La bete

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  • Death's Ecstacy
  • The Beast
  • The Beast in Heat

The Beast

 

La Bête is a 1975 French erotic fantasy by Walerian Borowczyk.
With Sirpa Lane, Lisbeth Hummel and Elisabeth Kaza.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Originally banned by the BBFC. A pre-cut version was then passed X by the GLC. The BBFC allowed a pre-cut video release in 1988 and finally passed the film uncut in 2001. There are now 2 uncut versions A shortened Director's Cut and a less liked Complete Version.

Summary Review : Most controversial film of the decade

An insane adult reworking of The Beauty and the Beast tale. This erotic fable was originally to be part of the Immoral Tales (1974) anthology, yet was put aside due to it's controversial subject matter then later transformed into this film.

The financially unstable son, Mathurin (Pierre Benedtti), and very rich, and horny Lucy Broadhurst (Lisbeth Hummel) are soon to be arranged in marriage. The home is full of history relating to the families most famous ancestor, Romilda. Lucy immediately becomes fascinated with Romilda, and stumbles upon her diary.

The tale is told of the day she was brutally attacked in the woods by a comical man / beast creature with a extra large penis. This scene is both shockingly powerful and hilariously funny all at once. Combining black humour, with graphic sexuality.

uncut
Complete Version
MPAA
Unrated
98:00s US: The Complete Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
uncut
Director's Cut
18

MPAA
Unrated

94:05s UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for:

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

The BBFC commented:

  • Given that the basic theme of the film had been accepted on VHS back in 1987, the main issue this time was whether the more explicit moments of sexual detail could now be reinstated. Although some of the sexual detail was quite explicit, none of it was unsimulated (the beast's spectacular ejaculation obviously involved the use of prosthetics). Accordingly it was passed 18 uncut.

This shortened version is accepted as the Director's Cut and is generally preferred over the longer Complete Version. All sex scenes are intact but there are a few scenes missing (for pacing reasons). Thanks to Marc:

  1. Missing scene: Ifany sneeking into the bathroom, after Mathurin has been groomed by his father, in order to stuff clumps of Mathutin's hair into an envelope.
  2. Missing scene: Ifany bringing the envelope of Mathurin's hair into Duc Rammondelo de Balo's office, where he is dismissed and the Duc sniffs at it.
  3. Missing scene: The cook sets the table while singing, prior to the farcical meal that the Mathurin, his father and the guests attend.
  4. Better news is that the scene near the end of the film, when the Cardinal arrives at the family home and tutors his underling on the perils of bestiality, is included
BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut
~9:00s

18 85:54s UK: A heavily pre-cut (~9:00s) US version was passed 18 without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 1988 Global Sales VHS titled  Death's Ecstacy

The BBFC still felt that the bestiality theme was contentious and that the dream sequence may feed into the rape myth that women secretly desire to be raped.

Ultimately, it was concluded that the very fantastical nature of the sequence and its clearly symbolic nature mitigated against any likelihood of harm.

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pre-cut
GLC logo
X
  UK: The extensively pre-cut version banned by the BBFC was passed X by London's council in 1978, the GLC. The film was also shown in cinema clubs without a BBFC certificate.

See article from bbfc.co.uk :

The film had previously been pre-cut to address James Ferman's concerns of:

  • sight of horses copulating in explicit detail;
  • a line drawing of a woman being mounted by an animal;
  • close shots of masturbation
  • close shots of genital detail;
  • the more explicit moments in the dream sequence , including the beast rubbing his penis against a tree, the beast masturbating and placing his head between a woman's legs, and sight of the beast's semen flowing over the woman's buttocks, breasts and stomach.

The film opened at the Prince Charles cinema in September 1978. Following public complaints about the film, possibly provoked by some sensationalist press reporting, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) was asked to consider a prosecution of the film under the Obscene Publications Act. In the event, following consultation with legal advisers, the DPP concluded that there was no reasonable prospect of a conviction against the cut version of the film and no further action was taken.

banned
banned

cut
pre-cut
rejected   UK: An extensively pre-cut version was banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1978 cinema release

See article from bbfc.co.uk :

Distributor pre-cuts reduced the length of a masturbation scene and removed some of the more explicit shots from the dream sequence, in which the heroine imagines having intercourse with the beast .

In spite of the reductions already made, the Board was sceptical about whether the film would be acceptable to the majority of local authorities, on whose behalf the BBFC classified films. Part of the problem was the film's sexual explicitness, even in the reduced version, which exceeded the standards currently accepted for the X category. However, a more serious problem was whether the central dream sequence might raise legal issues because of its suggestion of bestiality.

James Ferman wrote to the distributor:

We see considerable problems in passing this film as it stands, although I realise you have made a few cuts of [sic] the most extreme sexual material. Certainly, there are still a great many shots which we feel might be vulnerable at law, and beyond that, there is also much footage which we feel vastly exceeds the standards accepted by the vast majority of local authorities. The problem is that, with a director of Borowczyk's stature, the cutting required might be such as to damage the film artistically, and I do not think the Board would want to become involved in a war of attrition on a film of such consequence .

The film was further pre-cut to address James Ferman's concerns of:

  • sight of horses copulating in explicit detail;
  • a line drawing of a woman being mounted by an animal;
  • close shots of masturbation
  • close shots of genital detail;
  • the more explicit moments in the dream sequence , including the beast rubbing his penis against a tree, the beast masturbating and placing his head between a woman's legs, and sight of the beast's semen flowing over the woman's buttocks, breasts and stomach.

But to no avail as the film was still banned by the BBFC

LA Blue Girl Returns Episodes 1 & 2

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LA Blue Girl Returns

8:33s 18 58:08s Japanese anime by Hiroshi Ogawa & Yoshitaka Fujimoto

Cut when submitted in 2005 with the following BBFC statement: Cuts required to remove scenes of sexual assaults which eroticised and/or endorsed the activity, and images encouraging an interest in underage sex. With these cuts made an R18 was available to the distributor. Distributor chose to make further cuts to explicit detail of sexual activity in order to achieve an 18.

I wonder if the definition of underage sex being used by the BBFC is 16 or 18. Sex is perfectly legal at 16 it just cannot be shown on video

Region 1  DVD available uncut from AnimeNation

Synopsis & review from www.hentaineko.com

A deadly sex ninja trained in the carnal arts, Miko is hot to deal out heavy martial arts mistreatments to any demon who threatens her. But when the monsters target her sexy sister for a little family fun, Miko really sees red! Who is the stronger sexual slayer, our hedonistic heroine or the preternatural perverts of the underworld?

I love La Blue Girl. And c'mon, isn't Miko Mido the cutest thing ever to sport a hair ribbon? If it's wildly over-the-top excess you're after and with tongue pressed firmly in cheek, then look no further. In fact, La Blue Girl returns pitches itself somewhere between the silly, sexy outrageousness of La Blue Girl while also giving us a coherent plot a la Lady Blue.

Did I mention the animation? Absolutely gorgeous is the most appropriate way I can think of describing the visuals. Far, far better than the vast majority of hentai releases, I was, to say the least, very impressed. The naughtiness level seems to have shifted up a notch or two from the rather subdued (in my opinion) Lady Blue.

LA Blue Girl Returns Episodes 3 & 4

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La Blue Girl Returns

24:25s 18 41:11s Japanese anime by Yoshitaka Fujimoto (ILC Prime)

Cut when submitted in 2005 with the following BBFC statement:

Cuts required to remove scenes of sexual assaults which eroticised and/or endorsed the activity, and scenes which suggested that sexually active characters were children. With these cuts made an R18 was available to the distributor. Distributor chose to make further cuts to explicit detail of sexual activity in order to achieve an 18.

I wonder if the children being referred to were in fact depicted as over the age of consent.

See LA Blue Girl Returns Episodes 1 & 2 for review

Region 1  DVD available uncut from AnimeNation

La Grande Bouffe

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  • La grande bouffe
  • Blow Out

Grande Bouffe Dual Format Blu ray

La Grande Bouffe is a 1973 France / Italy comedy drama by Marco Ferreri.
Starring Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli and Philippe Noiret. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Banned by the BBFC for 1973 cinema release but was allowed to be shown in London cinemas with a GLC X rating. Later passed 18 uncut for 1994 VHS.

Summary Notes

Four successful middle-aged men Marcello, a pilot; Michel, a television executive; Ugo, a chef; and, Philippe, a judge go to Philippe's villa to eat themselves to death. After the first night, Marcello insists that women should join them. Three prostitutes make it through a day or two; Andrea, a local school teacher, stays to the end. The villa, the food, and a Bugati roadster are essential props.

BBFC uncut
uncut
18

GLC logo
X rated

131:08s
=125:53s

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex for:
  • 2015 Arrow Academy RAB Blu-ray/R12 DVD Combo at UK Amazon
  • 2015 cinema release
  • 2006 Nouveaux Pictures R2 DVD
  • 1994 Arthouse VHS
UK: Passed X uncut by the GLC for screening in London:
  • 1973 cinema release

From IMDb:

The film was originally shown unlicensed in the UK at the Curzon Cinema in Mayfair, and led pro-censorship campaigner Mary Whitehouse to bring a prosecution against the film under the Vagrancy Act (accusing the cinema owners of keeping a disorderly house ). The case was thrown out and led censor James Ferman to extend the Obscene Publications Act to cover films, thus preventing movies with artistic merit from suffering prosecution. The film was eventually passed fully uncut for video in 1994.

banned
banned
Rejected submitted
132:43s
=127:24s
UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1973 cinema release
La mala educación 2004 Spain drama by Pedro Almodóvar

See Bad Education

La Morte Vivante See The Living Dead Girl
La Noche La Noche is a 2016 Argentina drama by Eduardo Castro.
Starring Edgardo Castro, Federico Figari and Paula Ituriza. BBFC link IMDb

See Hardcore 18s List: La Noche

La Noche del Terror Ciego See Tombs of the Blind Dead
La Notte

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NOTTE NIGHT Masters Cinema Blu ray

La notte is a 1961 Italy/France drama by Michelangelo Antonioni.
With Jeanne Moreau, Marcello Mastroianni, Monica Vitti. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1962 cinema release. Uncut and 12 rated for 2008 DVD.

From Publicity Material.

The 2008 The Masters of Cinema Series DVD presents Michelangelo Antonioni's haunted odyssey in a new digital restoration, uncut for the first time ever on home video.

The 2013 Blu-ray claims further that its 1080p presentation of the film in its original 1.66:1 aspect ratio with previously censored sequences restored for the first time

uncut
uncut
12 cert 116:53s UK: A Restored Version was passed 12 uncut for one scene of sexualised nudity and one of moderate violence with previous cut material restored for:
BBFC cut
cut
X cert submitted
121:35s
=116:43s
UK:  Passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for
  • 1962 cinema release
La Reine Margot

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  • Queen Margot
La Reine Margot is a 1994 France/Italy/Germany biography drama history romance by Patrice Chéreau.
With Isabelle Adjani, Daniel Auteuil, Jean-Hugues Anglade. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

The Original French Theatrical Version (later the Director's Cut) was found to be too complicated by the audiences and the film was simplified for the International Version. The film was further re-cut for US release by cutting the violence and adding romantic material. This US version was returned to France where it did better than the original. See article from movie-censorship.com for a good write up the various versions.

Summary notes

Young Queen Margot finds herself trapped in an arranged marriage amidst a religious war between Catholics and Protestants. She hopes to escape with a new lover, but finds herself imprisoned by her powerful and ruthless family.

uncut
Director's Cut
MPAA
Unrated
~159:00s US: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unated for:

France: The Original French Theatrical Version was dropped after bad reviews for its violence and complexity. This seems likely to have resurfaced as the Director's Cut

uncut
International Version

cut
simplified

18 137:36s

 

UK: The re-edited German/International Version was passed 18 uncut for:
  • 1995 Guild VHS
  • 1995 cinema release

Not cut for violence but was re-cut to try and simplify the story that had been found too complex on French theatrical release.

  cut
re-cut
US flag

  MPAA R
MPAA

  US: The US version was cut for violence but included romantic material to underline a central relationship. This version was returned to France and did better business than the original.
  Germany flag   Germany: A longer version was produced for German TV
Lad: A Yorkshire Story

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Lad: A Yorkshire Story is a 2013 UK drama by Dan Hartley.
Starring Nancy Clarkson, Oliver Exley and Alex Froom. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

BBFC category cuts for cinema release. Not yet released on home video.

Summary Notes

The Yorkshire Dales provides the backdrop for the story of a young lad and his elder brother as they spend a weekend roaming the countryside.

BBFC cut
category
cuts
6s
12A cert 96:34s UK: Passed 12A for infrequent strong language and moderate sex references after 6s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2013 cinema release
The BBFC commented:

Company chose to remove brief images of sexualised nudity in a softcore pornographic magazine in order to achieve a 12A classification. A 15 classification without cuts was available.

The BBFC added in the 2013 Annual Report:

The film Lad: A Yorkshire Story, included a scene in which some teenage boys look at a pornographic magazine, with brief sight of fully naked women posing in a sexual fashion. Although briefly shown, these images go beyond the Guidelines at 12A and the distributor chose to remove them in order to secure a 12A classification.

Ladies & Gentleman

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Ladies & Gentleman is a 2013 India comedy by Siddique.
With Mohanlal, Meera Jasmine, Manoj K. Jayan. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Passed 15 uncut but the distributors preferred a cut 12A cinema release

BBFC cut
category cuts
40s
12A 155:33s
 
UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence and suicide references after 40s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2013 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

  • Company chose to remove focus on a woman hanging in order to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available.
uncut
uncut
15 156:13s

 

UK: Passed 15 uncut for a scene of hanging for:
  • 2013 cinema release (unreleased)

The distributors preferred a 12A rating so a day later submitted a cut version which was duly rated 12A.

Lady Chatterley

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uncut
uncut
18 161:07s 2006 Belgium/France drama by Pascale Ferrari.

Passed 18 uncut for:

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

There are also longer TV versions running at 193 and 220 minutes

Lady Dragon

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BBFC
8s
18 97:31s 1992 Indonesia action film by David Worth.
With Cynthia Rothrock, Richard Norton and Robert Ginty. IMDb

Passed 18 after 8s of BBFC cuts for:

  • 1992 New Age VHS
Lady Frankenstein

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  • La Figlia di Frankenstein
  • Daughter of Frankenstein
  • Madame Frankenstein
  • Lust for Frankenstein

Vampires Mummies Monsters Collection Region

Lady Frankenstein is a 1971 Italy horror by Mel Welles and Aureliano Luppi (uncredited).
Starring Joseph Cotten, Rosalba Neri and Paul Muller. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1971 cinema release. The BBFC cuts were waived for DVD, but this was the cut US Version. Also cut and shortened for a US Theatrical Version. The International Version is now available uncut in the US.

Summary Review

When Dr. Frankenstein is killed by a monster he created, his daughter and his lab assistant Marshall continue his experiments. The two fall in love and attempt to transplant Marshall's brain in to the muscular body of a retarded servant Stephen, in order to prolong the aging Marshall's life. Meanwhile, the first monster seeks revenge on the grave robbers who sold the body parts used in its creation to Dr. Frankenstein. Soon it comes after Marshall and the doctor's daughter.

Most commentators are transfixed by the strong sexy (and nude) performance of Rosalba Neri. All sorts of accolades awarded here way beyond what you would expect for a performance in a lowly B movie. Otherwise comments about the movie range from 'naff' to 'entertaining'.

uncut
uncut
MPAA R   US: The longer International Cut is MPAA R Rated for:
  • 2011 Shout! Factory Vampires, Mummies and Monsters Collection (US Theatrical Version + International Cut) R1 DVD via UK Amazon and at US Amazon
BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut
11:05s

18 83:37s UK: The shortened US Theatrical Version was passed 18 for strong sex and violence with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
  • 2005 Orbit DVD

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com :

In the USA the movie is a public domain film and was released several times. The original runtime of over 90 minutes probably was too long for the film distributors at that time; as a result, it was trimmed down to 83:38 minutes. Interestingly enough, most of the cuts edit plot scenes out - most of the sex and gore still made it into the shorter US version.

BBFC cut
cut
X cert submitted
98:58s =95:00s
UK: The longer International Cut was passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1971 cinema release
The Lady Hermit

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  • Zhong kui niang zi
  • Chung kwai leung ji

CELESTIAL FILMS LADY HERMIT

Lady Hermit is a 1971 Hong Kong martial arts film by Meng Hua Ho.
With Pei-pei Cheng, Lieh Lo and Szu Shih. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1972 cinema release. Uncut in the US

Summary Review: Quite spectacular

The film offers two wonderful swordswomen for the price of one. Shaw Bros.' top female martial arts star of the late 1960s, Cheng Pei Pei, stars as the title character, a famous veiled crusader who fights bad guys with her sword but has dropped out of sight when the film opens. Shih Szu plays an eager, whip-wielding aspiring swordswoman who seeks to track down Lady Hermit and become her student.

The villains are a gang of evil Taoist monks, led by Lady Hermit's old adversary, Black Demon. Lady Hermit and her two followers engage the gang in a series of extremely lively sword battles which are spread throughout the entire film. There are several great set pieces, including a bit where the characters fight on one of those perilous rope bridges across a gorge and the bad guys cut the ropes and Shih Szu has to hang on to the dangling remains of the bridge and climb and fight her way to the top. The climactic battle in a towering pagoda is quite spectacular.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~105:00s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
banned
banned
rejected   UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1972 cinema release
Lady in Trouble Lady in Trouble is a 1974 USA drama by Lee Frost (as FC Perl)

See Poor Cecily

Lady in White

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Lady in White is a 1988 USA horror mystery fantasy by Frank LaLoggia.
With Lukas Haas, Len Cariou and Alex Rocco. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
There exists a Theatrical Version, a Director's Cut and an Extended Director's Cut. The differences between the versions are uncontentious.

Summary Notes

Locked in a school closet during Halloween 1962, young Frank witnesses the ghost of a young girl and the man who murdered her years ago. Shortly afterward he finds himself stalked by the killer and is soon drawn to an old house where a mysterious Lady In White lives. As he discovers the secret of the woman he soon finds that the killer may be someone close to him.

uncut
Extended Director's Cut
MPAA
Unrated
~126:00s
=~119:00s
US: The Extended Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2016 Cinedigm [Theatrical + Director's Cut + Extended Director's Cut] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon
uncut
Director's Cut
15 cert

  MPAA
Unrated

112:59s UK: The Director's Cut was passed 15 uncut for strong threat and violence for:
Note that the runtime in the BBFC database is 4 minutes shorter than expected. Perhaps the submitted film at 108:52s was doubly speeded up during format conversions.

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

  • 2016 Cinedigm [Theatrical + Director's Cut + Extended Director's Cut] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon

See article from movie-censorship.com .  Non contentious additional scenes have been added:

  • Teacher Miss La Della talking with Frankie about getting in touch with Frankie's father
  • Mama Assunta and Papa Charlie cheering up Frankie in hospital.
  • Angelo giving Mrs. Williams and her children a lift which causes tears.
  • Frankie disturbed in the night after hearing a mysterious typewriter typing a message.
  • Mama Assunta getting all concerned about Geno's temperature.
uncut
Theatrical Version
15 cert

MPAA PG-13

108:46s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1989 Virgin VHS
  • 1989 cinema release

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

  • 2016 Cinedigm [Theatrical + Director's Cut + Extended Director's Cut] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon

This version was originally R rated but this was reduced to PG-13 on appeal.

Lady Libertine Lady Libertine is a 1984 France/USA/Canada drama romance by Gérard Kikoïne.

See Frank And I

Lady of the Night

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  • La signora della notte

Lady Night signora della notte

Lady of the Night is a 1986 Italy drama by Piero Schivazappa.
Starring Serena Grandi, Fabio Sartor and Francesca Topi. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1997 VHS but cuts were waived since 2005 18 rated DVD.

Summary Notes

Angelina is tired of long serious relationships. One day she is brutally raped and she changes dramatically. Suddenly she is getting involved in more and more dangerous relations with unknown men until her behavior leads to a fatal crime.

BBFC uncut
uncut
18 90:29s

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex and sexual violence with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
2:46s
18 87:29s

submitted
90:28s
UK: Passed 18 after 2:46s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1997 Arthouse Productions VHS
Lady Super Cop

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  • Nu er dang zi qiang
  • Supercop: Female
Lady Super Cop is a 1993 Hong Kong action film by Siu-hung Chung.
Starring Nunzio Caponio, Wai-Man Chan and Ho Chin. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1997 VHS release
BBFC cut
18s
18 80:30s UK: Passed 18 after 18s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1997 TVB UK [Subtitled] VHS

The BBFC cuts were:

  • At 57 minutes. Reduce torture and murder of man with electric drill by cutting away after whirling bit is forced into mouth, resuming as head flops forward with blood from the mouth
Laid to Rest

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uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

89:56s 2009 US horror by Robert Hall.
With Bobbi Sue Luther, Kevin Gage and Lena Headey. IMDb

The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for:

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

There is also US R rated version to avoid

Lake Placid 3

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uncut
uncut
18 91:42s 2010 US TV horror by Griff Furst.
With Colin Ferguson, Yancy Butler and Kirsty Mitchell. IMDb

The Unrated Version was passed 18 for:

There is also a cut US R Rated version to avoid

Lake Placid: The Final Chapter

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Lake Placid: The Final Chapter is a 2012 USA TV horror by Don Michael Paul.
Starring Elisabeth Röhm, Yancy Butler and Paul Nicholls. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Exists in an R rated version and an Unrated version.

Summary Notes

Reba the poacher is back, now an EPA agent. Black Lake is turned into a crocodile sanctuary surrounded by an electric fence. When the fence gets left open one night, a high-school field trip bus unknowingly enters the park. It's up to Reba and the sheriff to save the kids from becoming crocodile chow.

uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

86:00s   UK: Presumably the Unrated version was passed 15 uncut for strong gore, violence, language and sexualised nudity for:

US: Unrated for:

  MPAA R 86:00s US: There is also an R Rated version
LaMotta: The Bronx Bull The Bronx Bull is a 2014 drama by Martin Guigui.
Two versions passed through the MPAA, both rated R for brutal fights, pervasive language and some sexual content/nudity.
The Lamp

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  • The Outing

Factory Marathon Schizoid Vagrant Godsend

The Lamp is a 1987 USA horror by Tom Daley.
With Deborah Winters, James Huston, Andra St. Ivanyi. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for UK release. The film has been released uncut and shortened in the US.

Summary Review: Killer Genie

An ancient genie is released from a lamp when thieves ransack an old woman's house. They are killed and the lamp is moved to a museum to be studied. The curator's daughter is soon possessed by the genie and invites her friends to spend the night at the museum, along with some uninvited guests. The genie kills them off in an attempt to fulfill her ultimate wish.

If you're a fan of slasher films, I would add this to your collection. It's unique in its own way and probably one of the only slasher films with a killer genie in it!

uncut
uncut
pre-cert VHS

MPAA R

  UK: Uncut on pre-cert video for:
  • UK Braveworld VHS
  • UK IVS VHS
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2015 Shout! Factory [The Outing/The Godsend] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
cut
shortened
MPAA R ~87:00s
=~83:00s
US: Shortened and MPAA R rated for:

From IMDb. A three minute pre-titles sequence with back story was trimmed from the North American home video version release by IVE titled The Outing.

BBFC cut
14s
18 85:16s UK: Passed 18 after 14s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1996 Maingrip VHS
  • 1987 Braveworld VHS
  • 1987 cinema release

From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were:

  • Edits to a rape scene
Land of the Dea

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  • George A Romero's Land of the Dead
uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

92:48s 2005 Canada/France/US zombie film by George A Romero.
With John Leguizamo, Asia Argento and Simon Baker. IMDb

The Unrated Version was passed 15 uncut for:

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut

15 cert

MPAA
R Rated

92:58s
=
89:15s

 

The cut Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2005 cinema release

From IMDb:

  • both gore and dialogue have been cut from the theatrical version.
Land of the Monsters Land of the Monsters is a 1962 Italy/Yugoslavia action romance by Guido Malatesta.
With Reg Lewis, Margaret Lee and Luciano Marin

See Colossus of the Stone Age

Land Raiders

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  • The Day of the Landgrabber
cut AA certificate   1969 US western by Nathan Juran

The BBFC cut the 1970 AA rated cinema release

Language of Love

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  • Ur kärlekens språk
uncut
uncut
18 102:22s

 

1969 sex education documentary by Torgny Wickman.
With Inge Hegeler, Sten Hegeler and Maj-Brith Bergström-Walan. IMDb

The film was passed 18 uncut for the 2008 Revelation DVD. The BBFC commented: Contains real sex. (But I suspect only in a scientific sex education documentary context)

BBFC uncut 18 98:31s A short version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for the 1988 Sheptonhurst video
BBFC uncut X cert 106:59s
=102:42s
No cuts noted for the 1973 X rated cinema release
  rejected   The BBFC banned the 1970 cinema release
Language of Love 2       1970 Sweden/Denmark sex education documentary by Torgny Wickman

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Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

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Lara Croft: Tomb Raider is a 2001 USA/UK/Japan/Germany action fantasy adventure by Simon West.
With Angelina Jolie, Jon Voight and Iain Glen. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for a 12 rated cinema release and DVD. Uncut on Blu-ray. Uncut in the US.

See article from bbfc.co.uk

Summary Notes

Video game adventuress Lara Croft comes to life in a movie where she races against time and villains to recover powerful ancient artifacts.

Cutting Edge

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Tomb Raider

See video and full details of the cuts to the cinema release and the 12 rated DVD in
Gavin Salkeld's Cutting Edge Episode 5: Tomb Raider

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uncut
15 cert

MPAA PG-13

100:28s
=96:27s
UK: Passed 15 uncut for frequent moderate violence with previous cuts restored for:

US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:

BBFC cut
category
cuts
4s
12 cert 96:20s UK: Passed 12 after 4s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2001 Paramount R2 DVD

The BBFC commented:

Cuts required to glamorising shots of flick knife (including sight and/or sound of knife opening , a close shot of the knife covered in blood, and clear sight of knife being twirled) and to sight of a headbutt delivered by heroine, to take account of the large, young, 12-14 year old audience which has already been created by the similarly cut film version.

The uncut version was submitted for DVD and the BBFC asked for the same cuts as they did for the cinema release. This time round the distributor did not repeat the unnecessary cuts to the death blow, and so it was restored for DVD.

BBFC cut
category
cuts
3s
12 cert 100:24s
=96:23s
UK: Passed 12 for moderate action violence and mild bad language after 3s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2001 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

Company chose to significantly reduce sight of a flick knife in several scenes, removing in particular material which appeared to glamorise the weapon , in order to achieve a 12. An uncut 15 was available to the distributor. The distributor also sought and was given advice during post-production which resulted in a reduction in violence in the final fight sequence (including the complete removal of a headbutt) prior to formal submission.

When implementing the required cuts, the distributor also removed the death blow throat chop even though it was not on the cuts list. The cuts were;

  • As Powell threatens Lara Croft, the shot of the knife blade emerging from its handle was cut, along with its metallic ringing sound;
  • The ringing sound was again edited out as Powell opened the knife to dispatch Alex West
  • Two shots of Powell's knife were removed from the showdown. The first showed the knife covered in blood and the second was a shot of the knife being twirled.
  • At the climax of the showdown fight, Lara Croft headbutting Powell was removed. The distributors also replaced the final throat chop with a lesser blow
Laserblast

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Laserblast DVD Michael Rae

Laserblast is a 1978 USA Sci-Fi film by Michael Rae.
With Kim Milford, Cheryl Smith and Gianni Russo. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for an A rated cinema in 1979. Uncut for 15 rated DVD release in 2013.

Summary notes

A Sci-Fi classic! A desert exploration leads to an explosive discovery for Billy - his own personal laser gun. Each time he fires the laser, he begins to mutate, into an alien. Billy terrorizes the town, but it's only a matter of time before the aliens return to reclaim their weapon, and his life. With Roddy McDowall and Keenan Wynn.

Ludicrously absurd. This movie wasn't meant to be taken seriously. It did have some bizarre creatures & stop-motion animation. Worth checking out for that alone. It's a curiosity of the late 70's post-Star Wars craze. It's dated look adds to its appeal.

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 78:44s UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong threat, violence and soft drug use for:

UK Censorship History

BBFC category cuts for an A (PG) rated cinema release in 1979
BBFC cut
category
cuts
A cert 80:09s
=76:57s
UK: Passed A after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1979 cinema release
Lassie: Look Homeward

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21s PG cert 70:44 US children's film by William Beaudine (Cinema Club)

Cut when submitted in 2006 with the following BBFC statement: During a scene in which a dog is shot, the animal reacts as if it has been hit by an object, knocking it to the ground. The distributor was unable to provide information about how the scene was filmed without involving cruelty, so a compulsory cut was made.

Lassie the Voyager

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7s U cert 98:34s

 

1968 US children's TV by Dick Moder & Jack B Hively

Cut when submitted in 2006 with the following BBFC comment: Cut was required to remove sight of dog apparently being shot.

Lassie's Great Adventure

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  • Lassie's Greatest Adventure
42s U cert 100:48s US children's film by William Beaudine (Cinema Club)

Cut when submitted in 2006 with the following BBFC statement: Distributor was required to remove a sequence where an eagle is tethered by the leg to the ground and goaded into fury and terror by a dog.

uncut U cert 102:40s The 1965 cinema release was passed uncut, as was the 1990 video release from  Video Collection International
Last Cannibal World

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  • Carnivorous
  • Jungle Holocaust
  • The Last Survivor
  • Cannibal
  • Ultimo Mondo Cannibale

The Last Cannibal World

The Last Cannibal World is a 1977 Italy horror adventure by Ruggero Deodato.
Starring Massimo Foschi, Me Me Lai and Ivan Rassimov. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1977 cinema release. Less cut for 2003 DVD. Uncut in the US

Summary Notes

A plane crashes in the jungle. One of the survivors gets lost and while trying to find a way out of the jungle he gets captured by cannibals. He is humiliated, stripped naked, and thrown in a hole with a bird for a while. Eventually, he escapes with the help of a cannibal girl and tries to find his plane so he can go home.

If you're a cannibal junkie, this is one to devour. It's no "Cannibal Holocaust" and suffers from a somewhat simplistic script, but there's enough grue and nudity to satisfy gorehounds and enough animal cruelty to enrage everyone else.

It ain't pretty, folks, but it is one of a kind. They don't make 'em like this anymore and even though Deodato says he wants to now make "Cannibal Holocaust 2001" (too late ruggero!) - - don't hold your breath. This is a long-dead genre destined to stay that way. Bon appetit!

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uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~90:00s
=~86:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
2:46s
18 85:27s UK: Passed 18 after 2:46s cuts for:
  • 20 03 International Trading/Screen Entertainment R0 DVD titled Last Cannibal World

The BBFC commented:

  • Two compulsory cuts required for 18, one to remove scenes of animal cruelty organised or directed for the purposes of filmmaking. One was  a scene of a live crocodile being cut open with a knife.
  • and one to remove a scene of eroticised sexual violence.

The cut to the live crocodile being cut open was also cut from Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide 2.

BBFC cut
4:32s
18

Section 3 seizure

X cert

82:48s UK: The cut cinema version was passed 18 without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 2003 International Trading DVD unreleased

The BBFC informed the distributor that some of the cinema cuts were no longer required, so the distributor abandoned this version and submitted an uncut version instead. which then required less BBFC cuts, see above

UK: The cut cinema version was released on pre-cert VHS for:

  • 1981 Derann VHS titled Cannibal

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.

UK: Passed X after BBFC cuts for:

  • 1977 cinema release titled Cannibal
The Last Chapter

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BBFC uncut 15 cert 28:18s 1974 drama short by David Tringham. With Denholm Elliott, Susan Penhaligon and Geraldine Moffat. IMDb

Passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2010 BFI Online
  • 2010 BFI video
cut X cert   Passed X after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1973 cinema release

The BBFc noted the submitted running time as 29:10s = 28:00s PAL

Last Days in Vietnam

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American Experience: Last Days in Vietnam is a USA TV historical documentary by Robert Kenner.
Starring David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers and Michael Murphy. IMDb
Exists as a theatrical Version and an Extended TV Version.

Promotional Material

Received an Academy Award® Nomination for Documentary Feature! In April of 1975, the North Vietnamese Army was closing in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance was crumbling. Approximately 5,000 Americans remained with roughly 24 hours to get out. Their South Vietnamese allies, co-workers, and friends faced certain imprisonment and possible death if they remained behind, yet there was no official evacuation plan in place. Still, over the last days in Vietnam, with the clock ticking and the city under fire, 135,000 South Vietnamese managed to escape with help from a number of heroic Americans who took matters into their own hands, engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations in a desperate effort to save as many people as possible.Includes the Academy Award®-nominated theatrical release and the extended AMERICAN EXPERIENCE broadcast version of the film.
uncut
Extended Version
MPAA
Unrated
~114:00s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2015 PBS [Theatrical + Extended Version] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 28th April 2015
  • 2015 PBS [Theatrical + Extended Version] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 28th April 2015
uncut
Theatrical Version
MPAA
Unrated
~98:00s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2015 PBS [Theatrical + Extended Version] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 28th April 2015
  • 2015 PBS [Theatrical + Extended Version] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 28th April 2015
The Last Dinosaur

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  • Kyokutei tankensen Pora-Bora
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uncut
MPAA
Unrated
106:00s
 
1977 Japan/US adventure by Alexander Grasshoff & Tsugunobu Kotani.
With Richard Boone, Joan Van Ark and Steven Keats. IMDb

The US release features the Complete Version and is MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC uncut A cert 93:42s The shortened TV Version was passed A (PG) without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1978 cinema release
The Last Dragon

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  • Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon

Last Dragon Faith Prince

The Last Dragon is a 1985 USA action comedy drama by Michael Schultz.
Starring Taimak, Vanity and Christopher Murney. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 15 rated cinema release in 1985 and for the 1986 VHS. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.

Summary Notes

In New York City, a young man searches for the "master" to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as the glow. Along the way, he must fight an evil martial arts expert and rescue a beautiful singer from an obsessed music promoter.

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uncut
MPAA PG-13 ~108:00s US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:
BBFC cut
1:59s
15 106:55s

submitted
108:14s
UK: Passed 15 after 1:59s of BBFC  cuts for:
  • 1986 CBS/Fox VHS

The BBFC cuts were to remove all sights of  nunchakus

BBFC cut
1:38s
15 106:35s

UK: Passed 15 after 1:38s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1985 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were to remove all sights of  nunchakus

The Last Embrace

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Last Embrace is a 1979 USA thriller by Jonathan Demme.
Starring Roy Scheider, Janet Margolin and John Glover. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1979 cinema release. Presumably uncut on VHS and DVD releases. Uncut on 2014 Blu-ray in the US.

Summary Notes

When his wife is killed in a restaurant shoot-out, intelligence man Harry Hannan (Roy Scheider) has a breakdown and finds that his department doesn't want him back. Someone's trying to kill him and it could be them, though a cryptic Jewish death-threat suggests there's something else going on. His only ally seems to be mousy Ellie Fabian (Janet Margolin) who has managed to move into his New York apartment.

uncut
uncut
18

pre-cert VHS

MPAA R

~102:00s
=~97:00s
UK:  Passed 18 without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 2015 Signal One Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2002 Prism R2 DVD
  • 1986 Warner VHS
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for: UK: Released on pre-cert video for:
  • 1984 Warner VHS

Presumably these UK releases are uncut as the running time is 30s longer than the cut cinema release

BBFC cut
cut
X cert 100:33s
=96:32s
UK: Passed X after compulsory BBFC cuts for:
  • 1979 cinema release
The Last Emperor

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  • L'ultimo imperatore
  • Le dernier empereur
  • Modai huangi
The Last Emperor is a 1987 China / Italy / UK / France biography by Bernardo Bertolucci.
Starring John Lone, Joan Chen and Peter O'Toole. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Exists in two versions, the preferred Theatrical Version and a longer TV version.

Summary Notes

A dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China, from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; his exploitation by the invading Japanese, and finally to his obscure existence as just another peasant worker in the People's Republic.

uncut
Theatrical Version
15 cert 156:10s

 

UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for
  • 2010 Optimum [Theatrical + TV Version] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2006 Optimum [Theatrical + TV Version] R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1998 Second Sight VHS
  • 1994 VCI VHS
  • 1988 RCA/Columbia VHS
  • 1987 cinema release

This longer TV version has been labelled The Director's Cut but the consensus seems to be that the director preferred the Theatrical Cut

The scenes that were omitted from the TV version were mainly Pu-yi's time in the Chinese concentration camp. However it is interesting to note that towards the end of the film the protagonist sees the former prison warder in chains and approaches one of the officers in the street. In the Region 2 version of the film the officer responds, "fuck off" but if you view the region 1, this has been edited to "buzz off!"

uncut
TV Version
15 cert 209:36s UK: The TV Version/Director's Cut was passed 15 uncut for:
  • 2010 Optimum [Theatrical + TV Version] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2006 Optimum [Theatrical + TV Version] R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2004 Optimum R2 DVD
  • 2004 cinema release
  • 1999 Second Sight DVD
The Last Exorcism Part II

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Last Exorcism Part Extreme Uncut

The Last Exorcism Part II is a 2013 USA horror thriller by Ed Gass-Donnelly.
With Ashley Bell, Julia Garner, Spencer Treat Clark. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Not a big hit as a children's PG-13 exorcism film so distributors are trying an Unrated version for home video

uncut
Unrated Version
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

85:45s UK: The Extreme Uncut Version was passed 15 uncut for sustained strong threat and horror for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC uncut

MPAA
44s

15 cert

MPAA
PG-13

88:30s
=84:58s
UK: The Theatrical version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for sustained strong threat and horror for:
  • 2013 studiocanal video
  • 2013 cinema release

US: The Theatrical Version was cut and rated PG-13

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . There are a couple of innocuous changes but the cuts are to a scene where Neil slits his throat and Chris tries to stem the blood loss.

The Last Horror Film

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The Last Horror Film Blu ray

The Last Horror Film is a 1982 USA comedy horror by David Winters.
Starring Caroline Munro, Joe Spinell and Judd Hamilton. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Uncut on pre-cert VHS which was once seized by police under the Obscene Publications Act. Cut by the BBFC for cinema and DVD. Uncut since 2014 Blu-ray. Cut for an MPAA R rating in the US

Summary Notes

Vinny is obsessed with famous actress Jana Bates and is determined to have her star in his movie. He travels to the Cannes Film Festival in France to try and convince her. Unfortunately, he goes about things in a rather unprofessional manner and people involved with Jana Bates begin to disappear.

The brilliant performance by Joe Spinell came as no surprise. Playing an obsessed fan and would-be director, Spinell was both pathetic and sympathetic.

uncut
uncut
Section 3 seizure 83:24s UK: Promises of a special uncut edition for:

UK: Released uncut on pre-cert VHS for:

  • 1983 Intervision 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.

BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut

18   UK: A pre-cut version was passed 18 without further BBFC cuts for strong, bloody violence for:
  • 2003 Hollywood R0 DVD titled Fanatic

It is reported that this version retains the chainsaw murder at the end, so maybe the cuts are to the film with in a film sequence.

BBFC cut
cut
X cert 86:42s
=~83:14s
UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1982 cinema release

See IMDb . The UK DVD is an edited version, missing:

  • some of the violence from the Night Caller film-within-a-film sequence and
  • the chainsaw murder at the end.
mpaa cut
cut
MPAA R ~87:00s
=~83:00s
US: Cut in the US for American Troma
Last House on Dead End Street

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  • At the Hour of Our Death
  • The Cuckoo Clocks of Hell
  • The Fun House

Last House Dead Street Region

uncut
uncut
18 74:27s 1977 US horror film by Roger Michael Watkin.
With Roger Watkins, Ken Fisher and Bill Schlageter .
IMDb

Passed 18 uncut for:

  • 2006 Tartan R0 DVD

The US release is uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

However the disemboweling scene was restored from a noticeably different print.

Review from Amazon US : Spoof Snuff

Last House on Dead End Street was a movie that achieved popularity due to the fact that it was put in the same breath as Last House on the Left by Wes Craven, but that's about where the similarities end.

Roger Watkins directs and stars as a madman who is released from prison and vows to take revenge on society or so he says. However he instead chooses to kill his former friends and cohorts who may have stole some of his film ideas. He then plots an absurd plot where he makes the best snuff films. Yes that's part of the urban legend, but this is not a snuff film. What it is though is one disturbing, at times hilarious spoof of other wannabee snuff films.

What the movie is missing is the fact that in Last House on the Left we don't have any reversal of fortune between the victim and murderers, instead the movie chooses one direction and stays there, so nothing is really a surprise.

The Last House on the Left (2009)

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The Last House on the Left is a 2009 USA drama horror thriller by Dennis Iliadis.
With Garret Dillahunt, Monica Potter and Tony Goldwyn. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut for an MPAA R rated theatrical release. Uncut version was released on home video

Summary Review : Polished Remake of Raw Classic

To this day the original is still a raw and often disgusting piece of cinema. The remake is shocking, brutal and gross, but it didn't just go the buckets of blood route of the original.

Yes, there is some gore, but compared to films like Hostel and SAW this is quite tame. What does get under your skin is the rape scene. I read that some people witnessed others leave the theater at this point and they never came back. I guess they didn't see the original or read up on what they paid to see before plopping in their seat. It shows little skin compared to the 1972 version, but it's a long scene that is painful to watch.

The cast is quite good. The father, played by Tony Goldwyn, and the leader of the killers, played by Garrett Dillahunt were the standouts.

For a film as gritty as this one, the cinematography is polished and takes away a little bit of the raw power that the original had. I actually don't think Wes Craven's 1972 flick holds up well today and thought this remake was better.

uncut
Extended Version
18

MPAA
Unrated

108:55s UK: The Unrated Version/Extended Version was passed 18 uncut for:

US : Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

The BBFC explained their decision:

The Last House on the Left is a modern remake of a 1972 horror feature about a gang of violent criminals who assault a teenage girl then unwittingly find themselves seeking refuge at her parents' home. The film was classified 18 for strong bloody violence and strong sexual violence.

The film contains many scenes of strong bloody violence, many of which breach the BBFC Guidelines at 15 which state that violence may be strong but may not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury and that the strongest gory images are unlikely to be acceptable . In the assault on the teenage girls, which includes a graphic stabbing and shooting, and in the scenes where the parents get their revenge, there is extended focus on the actual process of the infliction of wounds and the resultant blood loss. These scenes include a bullet being shot through a woman's eye, a man's arm being caught in a waste disposal unit and a man's head exploding after being put in a microwave.

The film also contains a mounting sense of sexual threat as the criminal gang take the two teenage girls into the wood; a threat which culminates with the rape of one of the girls. This extended scene went beyond the discreet and brief depiction of sexual assault that is allowed by the BBFC Guidelines at 15 . However, the focus on the girl's anguish and the lack of sexualised nudity or graphic sexual detail means that the scene did not eroticise or endorse sexual assault and therefore did not require intervention beyond the 18 category.

There is also one use of very strong language and multiple uses of strong language in the film alongside some strong verbal sex references and scenes in which the teenage characters smoke cannabis.

BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut

18

MPAA
R Rated

105:11s UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2009 Universal [Unrated + Theatrical] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2009 cinema release

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . The US MPAA cuts were to the scene of rape and assault but there also a few plot extensions in the Unrated Version.

The Last House on the Left (1972)

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  • Krug & Company
  • The Men's Room
  • Night of vengeance
  • Sex Crime of the Century

The Last House on the Left

 

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The Last House on the Left is a 1972 USA horror by Wes Craven.
Starring Sandra Peabody, Lucy Grantham and David Hess. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for cinema releases in 1974 & 2000, and on DVD in 2002. Banned by the GLC London council in 1974. Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Then released with BBFC cuts from 2002 to 2003. Uncut since 2008 in both the Original Version and Krug Edit. In the US the Original Version was X rated but later heavily cut for an R rating. Uncut versions are now Unrated.

Summary Review: Brutal Realist Tragedy

While I think that people tend to get a bit hyperbolic when they talk about The Last House on the Left , I do think it's a fairly good film, especially given what the filmmakers were trying to do and considering their lack of experience, the era and the budget. Also, despite a filmic precursor, it just may be the earliest example of the horror subgenre of brutal, realist tragedy . However, it has flaws that would be difficult to overlook in a distanced assessment of the film.

But again, focusing on that amounts to hype now, and shouldn't be taken too seriously, lest it lead to inflated expectations. Just as surprising on a first viewing is that The Last House on the Left has an intermittent goofy sense of humor and a groovy attitude that is firmly mired in the early 1970s. The two policemen are really comic relief characters (and very funny at that), but there is also a lot of humor surrounding the criminal quartet--this almost becomes a black comedy at times. These sensibilities even extend to the music, which has a frequent hillbilly edge and lyrics that supply ex-positional material. Surprisingly, Hess, who plays Krug, wrote the music.

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uncut
alternative
Krug Edit

18

MPAA
Unrated

80:25s UK: The Krug Edit was passed 18 uncut for:

The Krug Edit consists of minor edits throughout but includes the more controversial scenes. It is suggested that this edit may also be considered the Director's Cut. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com.

uncut
Original Version
18

MPAA
Unrated

81:14s UK: The Original Version was passed 18 uncut with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

The BBFC commented:

  • The uncut version was submitted by a new distributor and in 2008 the Board reviewed the work. On the basis of the authoritative interpretation of the harm test as directed in the High Court in the Manhunt 2 case, the Board considered that the dated nature of the work had reduced much of the impact of the sexual violence previously cut. The Board's sexual violence policy tests had been applied afresh since the previous submission, and the Board did not now believe that the work posed a realistic possibility of harm, so it was classified '18' uncut.

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

mpaa cut
cut
MPAA R
MPAA
  US: The US R rated Theatrical Version was heavily cut
BBFC cut
28s
18 79:56s UK: The Krug & Company version was passed 18 after 28s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2003 Anchor Bay R0 DVD titled Krug & Company

The BBFC commented:

  • Cuts required to humiliation of woman forced to urinate, violent stabbing assault on woman and removal of her entrails, and woman's chest carved with a knife.

This version has minor differences throughout but all the footage in the BBFC 2002 cuts list is also cut here

BBFC cut
44s
18 80:13s UK: Passed 18 after 44s of BBFC cuts for
  • 2003 Anchor Bay R0 DVD

The 2003 Anchor Bay DVDs implemented the same 2002 cuts list differently and ended up deleting a further 13s

Interestingly the UK Anchor Bay release includes a DVD extra showing the deleted footage as a series of stills. (BBFC censorship only applies to video material)

BBFC cut
31s
18 80:20s UK: Passed 18 after 31s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2002 Blue Underground DVD

The BBFC justified their cuts as follows: Cuts required to humiliation of woman forced to urinate, violent stabbing assault on woman and removal of her entrails, and woman's chest carved with a knife.

See An appeal against the cuts reports from the appeal

The upshot was that the Video Appeals Committee agreed with the 16s of BBFC and added a further 15s of their own.

cut
pre-cut
No Cert 84:12s
=80:50s
UK: The banned 2000 cinema version did however get a release on the Art house cinema club circuit.
banned
banned

cut
pre-cut

 

Video Nasty 77:23s

 

UK: released on pre-cert video for:
  • 1982 Replay VHS

The video was released by Replay Video in June 1982. It was an early casualty of the video nasty panic and got banned in July 1983. It stayed on the list throughout and so became one of the collectible DPP39s

The release was mostly intact but was missing a short comic scene with 2 bumbling cops.

banned
banned

cut
pre-cut

rejected

GLC logo
Banned

84:12s
=80:50s
UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 2002 Blue Underground DVD

UK: Banned by the BBFC for:

  • 2000 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
The Last House on the Left is not suitable for cinema exhibition because of the explicit and sadistic sexual violence contained in the film. This is the second time that The Last House on the Left has been refused classification by the BBFC. The present version is some four minutes longer than the version offered in 1974, but is still several minutes shorter than the original uncut version. Although the recent resubmission was of a cut version of the film, it was still found to contain elements which are unacceptable under the Board's published Guidelines. The Board asked for further cuts to remove images of the horrific stripping, rape and knife murder of two women. The option of making additional cuts was offered to the distributor in May 1999 and in September they confirmed that the film would be resubmitted with further cuts. After much delay it is now clear that the distributor has declined the option to proceed further. The Board is therefore unable to classify the film in this version.

Maybe the cut R rated version was submitted this time

UK: Rejected by the BBFC for:
  • 1974 cinema release

UK: Banned by the GLC for

  • 1974 cinema release in London
The Greater London Council proved no more sympathetic and refused to overturn the ban for London only showings.
The Last Hunter

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  • L'Ultimo cacciatore
  • Il Cacciatore

Last Hunter DVD David Warbeck

Hunter of the Apocalypse is a 1980 Italy war thriller by Antonio Margheriti (as Anthony M Dawson).
Starring David Warbeck, Tisa Farrow and Tony King. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Passed X uncut for a 1981 cinema release. Videos were seized by police during the Video Nasties moral panic. The BBFC subsequently the VHS for an 18 rated 1988 release. Later uncut on 18 rated 2002 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

During the Vietnam war, an American soldier gets trapped behind enemy lines. A squad of his buddies sets out to rescue him.

uncut
uncut
18

X cert

MPAA
Unrated

91:51s UK: Passed 18 uncut with BBFC cuts waived for: UK: Passed X (18) uncut for:
  • 1981 cinema release
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

From IMDB:

  • All DVD versions of the film are missing a brief 35 second scene where a soldier replies to a question asked by Captain Morris. The scene was in the cinema version and is probably missing due to print damage.
BBFC cut
8s
18 92:16s

 

UK: Passed 18 after 8s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1988 Elephant VHS

From IMDB:

  • 8 seconds were cut to edit some shots from an attempted rape on Tisa Farrow
banned
banned
Section 3 seizure 92:28s UK: Released on pre-cert VHS for:
  • 1981 Inter-Light 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.

The Last Man on Earth

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  • The Naked Terror

Last Man Earth DVD

The Last Man on Earth is a 1964 Italy/USA action Sci-Fi horror by Ubaldo Ragona and Sidney Salkow.
With Vincent Price, Franca Bettoia and Emma Danieli. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1965 cinema release. Uncut for home video in the US and UK.

Summary Notes

Dr. Robert Morgan is the only survivor of a devastating world-wide plague due to a mysterious immunity he acquired to the bacterium while working in Central America years ago. He is all alone now... or so it seems. As night falls, plague victims begin to leave their graves, part of a hellish undead army that''s thirsting for blood...his!

uncut
uncut
PG cert

MPAA
Unrated

83:12s UK: Passed PG uncut for mild horror and violence for:
  • 2009 E1 Entertainment/Elstree Hill Video at UK Amazon
  • 2007 Orbit R2 DVD

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2016 FCE [Ultimate Horror Collection 3] R0 Blu-ray-R at US Amazon
  • 2014 Shout! Factory [Vincent Price Collection II] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2014 Mill Creek [They Came from Space Collection] R1 DVD at US Amazon
BBFC cut
cut
X cert 85:51s
=82:25s
UK: Passed X after presumably the same compulsory BBFC cuts for:
  • 1966 cinema release titled The Last Man on Earth

UK: Passed X after compulsory BBFC cuts for:

  • 1965 cinema release titled The Naked Terror
The Last Minute

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  • Ena lepto prothesmia
uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

109:43s 2001 UK/US thriller by Stephen Norrington.
With Max Beesley, Emily Corrie and Tom Bell. IMDb

The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for:

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

There is also a US R Rated version shorter by 10:11s. See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

The Last of the Mohicans

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The Last of the Mohicans is a 1992 USA action war romance by Michael Mann.
Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe and Russell Means. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Not cut but the BBFC oscillated between 12 and 15. Uncut and R rated in the US. There are three different cuts reflecting the director's attention to detail.

Summary Notes

British and French troops do battle in colonial America, with aid from various native American war parties. The British troops enlist the help of local colonial militia men, who are reluctant to leave their homes undefended. A budding romance between a British officer's daughter and an independent man who was reared as a Mohican complicates things for the British officer, as the adopted Mohican pursues his own agenda despite the wrath of different people on both sides of the conflict.

uncut
Director's Definitive Cut
12 cert

MPAA R
MPAA

114:14s
=109:40s

 

The Last of the Mohicans is a 1992 US adventure by Michael Mann.
With Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe and Russell Means. IMDb

UK: The Director's Definitive Cut was passed 12 uncut for bloody violence and intense battle scenes for: 

US: The Director's Definitive Cut is uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com . The changes are uncontroversial in terms of censorship.

uncut
Director's Expanded Version
MPAA R
MPAA
~117:00s
=~112:00s
US: The Director's Expanded Version is uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

uncut
Theatrical Version
15 cert

12 cert

MPAA PG-13

107:17s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without cuts for:
  • 2006 Warner R2 DVD
  • 1995 Warner VHS
  • 1993 Warner VHS
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 12 without cuts for:
  • 1992 cinema release
The Last Picture Show

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Last Picture Show DVD

uncut
uncut
15 cert 121:04s 1971 US drama by Peter Bogdanovich

The BBFC passed the Director's Cut 15 uncut for the 2000 Columbia/TriStar DVD

7 minutes of uncontentious material has been added

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

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

BBFC uncut 15 cert 114:43s The BBFC passed the Theatrical Version without cuts for the 1971 X rated cinema release and 15 rated 1992 videos from VCI and RCA/Columbia
The Last Rites of Ransom Pride

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BBFC
11s
15 cert 78:30s The Last Rites of Ransom Pride is a 2010 Canada western by Tiller Russell. With Dwight Yoakam, Lizzy Caplan and Jon Foster. IMDb

UK: Passed 15 after 11s of BBFC cuts for:

  • 2010 Revolver Online
  • 2010 Revolver R2 DVD

The BBFC commented:

Company was required to remove sight of animal cruelty (in this case, cockfighting orchestrated by the film makers),
The Last Seduction

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The Last Seduction is a 1994 UK / USA crime thriller by John Dahl.
Starring Linda Fiorentino, Peter Berg and Bill Pullman. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

No US or UK censor cuts for either Theatrical Version or Extended Version

Summary Notes

A devious sexpot steals her husband's drug money and hides out in a small town where she meets the perfect dupe for her next scheme.

uncut
Director's Cut
  ~129:00s
=~123:00s
UK: BBFC details not yet published for Director's Cut/Extended Version for:
uncut
Theatrical Version
18

MPAA
R rated

105:30s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2014 Network [Theatrical + Director's ] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2006  Network [Theatrical + Director's ] R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2001 Carlton R2 DVD
  • 1994 ITC Entertainment Group Video
  • 1994 cinema release

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

Last Tango in Paris

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  • Ultimo tango a Parisi

Last Tango Paris Marlon Brando

 

Last Tango in Paris is a 1972 France / Italy romance by Bernardo Bertolucci.
Starring Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider and Maria Michi. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1973 cinema release, although a few local authorities banned the film anyway. Later passed uncut for all releases since 1978. Also cut for an R rating in the US although the NC-17 rated version is uncut.

Summary Notes

While looking for an apartment, Jeanne, a beautiful young Parisienne, encounters Paul, a mysterious American expatriate mourning his wife's recent suicide. Instantly drawn to each other, they have a stormy, passionate affair, in which they do not reveal their names to each other. Their relationship deeply affects their lives, as Paul struggles with his wife's death and Jeanne prepares to marry her fiance, Tom, a film director making a cinema-verite documentary about her.

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
NC-17

124:13s UK: Passed 18 with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

US: Uncut and NC-17 Rated for:

See article from bbfc.co.uk   : Cuts waived due to artistic value

It was rather ironic that after the failed obscenity prosecution, when the OPA was eventually applied to film in 1977, the BBFC's response was to waive its original 1973 cut and pass the film X uncut in 1978.

According to the new Secretary of the BBFC, James Ferman, the application of the OPA to this film guaranteed that it must be considered as a whole and that a defence of artistic value was applicable. Therefore the film was not obscene in its complete version.

The Board's decision to waive the cut provoked no comment.

mpaa cut
~2:00s
MPAA R   There is also a cut US R Rated version with 2 minutes of the anal sex scene being blocked by a lamp
banned
banned
Some
UK Local Authorities
  See article from bbfc.co.uk : Obscenity Prosecution
The Festival of Light, a pro-censorship pressure group, started a concerted campaign to prevent the film reaching British cinema screens, circulating copies of the script to MPs and writing to local authorities - with considerable success, since several dozen banned it.

Events took an unprecedented turn, however, when Edward Shackleton, a Salvation Army member, brought a private prosecution against the film's distributors for publishing obscene material. The case ultimately collapsed when it was found that the Obscene Publications Act (OPA) did not apply to film.

BBFC cut
10s
X cert submitted
128:58s =123:48s
UK: Passed X after 10s of cuts for:
  • 1973 cinema release

From IMDb:

  • The BBFC originally demanded 20s of cuts to include edits for language but these were successfully appealed by the director. In the end a 10s shot of Paul putting his fingers between Jeanne's buttocks was censored from the sodomy scene.
  • The BBFC was also concerned about a scene of sexual dialogue, but decided that it could not be cut without damaging the film.

See  article from  dailymail.co.uk : Trousers

One examiner wrote: There is too much restraint in some sex scenes and Paul (played by Brando) seems to accomplish the most strenuous athletics with his trousers on.'

See article from bbfc.co.uk : Good Review

The film received favourable write ups from the film critics and played unopposed in most areas. However several dozen local authorities banned it. See above
The Last Temptation of Christ

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Last Temptation Christ Format Blu ray

The Last Temptation of Christ is a 1988 USA / Canada drama by Martin Scorsese.
Starring Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel and Barbara Hershey. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Moralist campaigners claimed that the cinema release should have been banned on grounds of blasphemy. The BBFC consulted clerics who did not consider the film blasphemous so passed it 18 uncut for 1988 cinema release and 1999 VHS. Some local authorities banned the cinema release despite BBFC's findings. The film has been rated 15 uncut for home video since 2001. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

The carpenter, Jesus of Nazareth, tormented by the temptations of demons, the guilt of making crosses for the Romans, pity for men and the world, and the constant call of God, sets out to find what God wills for Him. But as His mission nears fulfillment, He must face the greatest temptation; the normal life of a good man. Based, not on the Gospels, but on Nikos Kazantzakis' novel of the same name.

uncut
uncut
15 cert

18

MPAA
R Rated

156:26s UK: Passed 15 uncut for: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 1989 CIC VHS
  • 1988 cinema release

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

See case study from bbfc.co.uk :

The BBFC took the unusual step of inviting twenty-eight representatives of the major Christian churches to view the film at the BBFC, and also took legal advice from a QC before making a decision. All who saw the film at the BBFC agreed that the film was not blasphemous in the legal sense, although it might have the capacity to offend some Christian viewers.

banned
banned
Some
UK Local Authorities
156:24s

 

See case study from bbfc.co.uk :

A handful of local authorities took the decision to ban the film, on the grounds of possible offence (in response to petitions against it) rather than blasphemy.

Last Vegas 2013 USA comedy by Jon Turteltaub

In the US, the film is rated PG-13 for sexual content and language. Previously it was R rated but the film makers won an appeal and got the rating reduced.

From IMDb. According to director Jon Turteltaub the initial R rating was due to one use of the word blowjob . During the discussions with the MPAA he had to explain to them why a use of this word is appropriate for a PG-13 rated movie.

The Last Witch Hunter

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Last Witch Hunter DVD  

The Last Witch Hunter is a 2015 USA action fantasy adventure by Breck Eisner.
Starring Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie and Elijah Wood. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
BBFC advised the category cuts for a 12A rated cinema release in 2015. Uncut and BBFC 15 rated for home video.
Summary Notes

The last witch hunter is all that stands between humanity and the combined forces of the most horrifying witches in history.

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 102:04s UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, threat for:
BBFC cut
advised category cuts
12A 106:04s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, threat, moderate bad language after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • This film was originally seen for advice, at which stage the company was informed it was likely to be passed 15 but that their preferred 12A could be achieved by making a number of reductions to moments of violence and horror. When the film was submitted for formal classification, acceptable reductions had been made in these sequences and the film was classified 12A.
The Last Woman

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  • La dernie're femme
uncut
uncut
X cert   The Last Woman is a 1976 Italy/France drama by Marco Ferreri.
With Gérard Depardieu, Ornella Muti and Michel Piccoli. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed X uncut for:

  • 1976 cinema release

Thanks to Gary:

There are two or three shots of Gerard Depardieu with an erection, plus a giant close-up of a (detumescent) penis before Depardieu's character cuts off his own with an electric carving knife - all passed uncut by the BBFC!

Late Night Trains Late Night Trains is a 1975 Italian horror film by Aldo Lado.

See Night Train Murders

Latter Days - Special Features Elements

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6:00s 15 cert 60:45s
 
Not known

Cut in 2006 with the following BBFC comment: The cuts were Cuts for Category. Distributor chose to remove shots of a suicide attempt which demonstrated a technique not felt to be widely known and more likely to result in death that the more well-known method

Law Abiding Citizen

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Abiding Citizen Blu ray Gerard Butler

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

118:02s
=113:19s
Law Abiding Citizen is a 2009 US thriller by F Gary Gray.
With Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx and Leslie Bibb. YouTube icon IMDb

UK: The Unrated Version/Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

The BBFC explained the 18 rating:

Law Abiding Citizen is a thriller about a man who feels let down by the US justice system after his wife and daughter are murdered. The film has been classified at 18 for strong bloody violence, torture and sexual violence.

The film contains several scenes of strong violence, with a bloody and protracted stabbing in one instance. BBFC Guidelines at 15 state that violence may not dwell on the infliction of pain and injury . At least one of the scenes was judged to go beyond the scope of the Guidelines at 15 . Other scenes imply strong violence, including torture, but in most instances the strong detail is not seen on screen. The film includes one scene of sexual violence, with the attack implied rather than portrayed.

Law Abiding Citizen contains a vigilante theme, with a man taking the concept of justice into his own hands and using violence against those who he judges to have failed him. This theme was also considered suitable only at 18 . The BBFC Guidelines require caution with themes that appear to endorse illegal behaviour, such as violent revenge. In this instance there is some ambiguity as to how the vigilante is presented, with some dialogue references to the lack of wisdom of his choices, but this is counterbalanced with him being presented as a sympathetic character.

The film also includes frequent use of strong language.

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

  • The additional material in the Unrated Version is mostly plot and dialogue but the violent scenes, including the rape, torture and man being punched to death in the throat, have been extended too.
BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut

18

MPAA
R Rated

104:00s UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2010 Technicolor/Momentum R2 DVD
  • 2009 cinema release

US: The Theatrical Version was cut for violence in the US to avoid an NC-17 rating.

Lawless

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Lawless is a 2012 USA crime drama by John Hillcoat.
Starring Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf and Guy Pearce. BBFC link IMDb
Cut for a US R rating.  The uncut version was used for foreign releases but it is not clear which version was released in the UK.

Summary Notes

In 1931, in Franklin County, Virginia, Forrest Bondurant is a legend as immortal after surviving the war. Together with his brothers Howard and the coward Jack, the Bondurant family has a distillery and bootlegging business. When the corrupt District Attorney Mason Wardell arrives in Franklin with the unscrupulous Special Deputy Charles Rakes, the Bondurant family refuses to pay the required bribe to the authorities. Rakes pursues the brothers and unsuccessfully tries to find their distillery. Meanwhile Forrest hires the waitress Maggie, a woman with a hidden past in Chicago, and they fall in love with each other. Jack courts the preacher's daughter Bertha Minnix and deals a great load of alcoholic liquor with the powerful gangster Floyd Banner. Jack shows off in Franklin attracting the attention of Rakes that finds the location of their distillery. When he kills the crippled Cricket Pete, the locals join forces to face the corrupt authorities.

BBFC uncut
uncut
  Germany flag
Germany
111:02s

Germany: Uncut.
Canada: Uncut
BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
9s

18 115:39s
=111:01s

US: Cut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2012 Starz / Anchor Bay RA Blu-ray
  • 2012 Starz / Anchor Bay R1 DVD

See article from movie-censorship.com :

9 scenes with 9 seconds have been censored to get an R although it adds almost 9 seconds in an alternate scene and two further trivial short scenes.

The cuts were for blood and violence.

UK: It seems likely that it was the cut US version that was passed 18 for strong bloody violence and strong language for:

  • 2012 Technicolor Polska/Momentum video
  • 2012 cinema release

It is not confirmed but the running time is slightly longer than the uncut version suggesting that this is the cut US version.

The Lawless Frontier

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5s U cert 50:00s 1934 US western by Robert N Bradbury

The BBFC cut 5s from the 2005 Classic Entertainment DVD and 2010 Deagostini DVD . Cut required to a scene of animal cruelty (horse being ridden off a cliff into water)

BBFC uncut U cert   No cuts noted to the 1934 cinema release nor from 1987-2003 video/DVDs.

Running time variations suggest that there are 2 versions doing the rounds.

Lawman

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Lawman is a 1971 USA western by Michael Winner.
Starring Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan and Lee J Cobb. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
The International Version was uncut by the BBFC for cinema release but was cut for animal cruelty for home video. The US PG rated version is cut for nudity/

Summary Notes

A lawman from Bannock arrives in Sabbath to arrest all the cattlemen whose wild celebration the year before resulted in the accidental death of an old man.

BBFC uncut AA certificate 98:47s
=94:50s
UK: Passed AA (14) uncut for:
  • 1971 cinema release
BBFC cut
2-4s
15 certificate 94:45s UK: Passed 15 for moderate violence after 2-4s of compulsory BBFC cuts for:
  • 2004 MGM R2 DVD
  • 1995 Warner Home Video Video

The BBFC commented:

  • Cut required to remove a cruel horse fall
mpaa cut
cut
MPAA
PG
  US: The US PG version is cut for nudity.
  • A topless seen of Sheree North in bed with Burt Lancaster has been replaced by a clothed version
The Lawnmower Man

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  • Stephen King's The Lawnmower Man
The Lawnmower Man is a 1996 UK/USA/Japan Sci-Fi by by Brett Leonard.
With Jeff Fahey, Pierce Brosnan and Jenny Wright. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Uncut by censors. There exists a theatrical version and a longer Director's Cut
uncut
Director's Cut
15 certificate

MPAA
Unrated

140:54s
=135:16s
 
UK: The Director's Cut was passed 15 uncut for:

An extra 32 minutes of uncontroversial material have been added for the Director's Cut. The Director's Cut seems to be the best version. See version details from movie-censorship.com

uncut
uncut
15 certificate

MPAA R

103:26s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2002 Prism DVD
  • 1995 VCI VHS
  • 1992-3 First Independent VHS
  • 1992 cinema release
Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace

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  •  Lawnmower Man 2: Jobe's War

Lawnmower Man Beyond Cyberspace DVD

Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace is a 1996 USA action Sci-Fi thriller by Farhad Mann.
With Patrick Bergin, Matt Frewer and Austin O'Brien. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

BBFC imposed category cuts for cinema release and 2004 DVD. Released uncut in 2010 on UK DVD but this is not in the BBFC database. Uncut in the US.

Summary Notes

Jobe is resuscitated by Jonathan Walker. He wants Jobe to create a special computer chip that would connect all the computers in the world into one network, which Walker would control and ...

uncut
uncut
No Cert

MPAA
PG-13

  UK: Uncut without a BBFC database entry for:
  • 2010 Universal [Lawnmower Man Director's Cut + Lawnmower Man 2] R2 DVD at UK Amazon
US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:
BBFC cut
8s/10s
12 cert 89:09s UK: Passed 12 after 8-10s of BBFC category cuts  for:
  • 2004 4front R2 DVD
  • 1996 cinema release

See pictorial cuts from movie-censorship.com :

  • Deleted dialogue: Travis: Yes, it does, Sean! The Fuck is burning my Eyes!
  • Deleted Benjamin head butting a guard
  • Delete Benjamin jamming an elbow into a guards face
  • Deleted a site of a guard with his head thrust into a TV set
  • Deleted a scream from a man in flames in a tunnel
Lawrence of Arabia

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Lawrence Arabia DVD Jose Ferrer 2011
 

Lawrence of Arabia is a1962 UK war film by David Lean.
With Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness and Anthony Quinn. BBFC link YouTube icon IMDb

Cut by th BBFC for an A rated 1962 cinema release. Shortened for 986 VHS. Restored version is uncut since 1989.

uncut
Restored Version
PG cert

MPAA PG-13

209:37s UK: The Restored Version was passed PG without BBFC cuts for:

UK: The Restored Version was is MPAA PG rated for:

BBFC uncut

cut
shortened

PG cert 190:45s UK: The Shortened version was passed PG without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1986 RCA/Columbia VHS

From IMDb:

Shortly after premiere which took place in London in December 1962, 20 minutes were deleted from the film.

Cuts included the shot of goggles on the tree, Brighton's "remarkable man" line to the priest, early shots of the drafting room scene, the whole officer's mess sequence where he's called a clown and upsets water on someone, and some dialogue between the General and Dryden.

BBFC cut
cut
A Cert submitted 222:00s
=213:07s
UK: The Original version was passed A after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1962 cinema release

 

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