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Maalik Maalik is a 2016 Pakistan action thriller by Ashir Azeem.

See Banned International: Maalik

MacGruber

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MacGruber is a 2010 US comedy by Jorma Taccone.
With Will Forte, Kristen Wiig and Val Kilmer. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

A US comedy with the almost inevitable Theatrical and Unrated versions

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MPAA
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94:45s UK: The Unrated Version was passed 15 uncut for:
  • 2010 Universal (Theatrical + Unrated) R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2010 cinema release

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

The Extra 5:49s of material consists of dialogue and jokes. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC uncut 15 cert

MPAA
R Rated

90:01s The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2010 Universal (Theatrical + Unrated) R0 Blu-ray
  • 2010 Universal R2 DVD
MacGyver: Thief of Budapest

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3s PG cert 43:41s US TV by John Patterson (Paramount)

Cut when submitted in 2005 with the following BBFC comment: Cuts required to remove a verbal reference to a potentially dangerous and imitable bomb-making technique 

The Machine

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50s 18 91:20 1996 release by Francois Dupeyron
Machismo: 40 Graves For 40 Guns

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Machismo: 40 Graves for 40 Guns is a 1971 USA crime western by Paul Hunt.
Starring Robert Padilla, Gregory Sierra and Federico Gómez. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1975 cinema release.

Summary Notes

A jailed Mexican bandit is offered a pardon if he will cross the border into Mexico and bring back a gang of murderous gold thieves.

BBFC cut
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82:12s
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UK: Passed X (18) after compulsory cuts for:
  • 1975 cinema release
Mad Bull 34: Part I: Scandal

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  • Maddo buru sâti-fô
43s 18 48:09s 1991 Japan anime cops by Osamu Dezaki . With Allan Wenger, Alan Marriott and Elly Ross. IMDb

The BBFC cut 43s from the 1996 Manga VHS

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com :

  • Cut scene of the cop, Mad Bull, rescuing naked girl being assaulted by 2 thugs. Mad Bull shoots one of the thugs in the neck blowing his head clean off
  • Cut shot of a robbery victim peeing her pants.
  • Cut shot of masked thug getting his head blown off with several gun shots
  • Cuts to a gangster ripping of a girls dress and subsequent blood spattering on her naked breasts
  • Cuts to a showering woman being assaulted with scalding water
  • Cuts to the nasty demise of Curtis who first gets glass in his eyes after a headbut on his glasses. Then his head gets ripped off by a passing train.
  • Cuts to the demise of Curtis's accomplice ho is another to lose his head to bloody gun shots
Mad Bull 34: Part II: Manhattan Connection

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  • Maddo buru sâti-fô
1:19s 18 44:44s 1991 Japan anime cops by Osamu Dezaki . With Allan Wenger, Alan Marriott and Elly Ross. IMDb

The BBFC cut 1:19s from the 1996 Manga VHS

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com :

  • Cuts to policewoman being assaulted by 4 4 thugs who rip off her top and then rape her. The scene is mostly deleted but the rape is established with a long shot version
  • Cuts to a bloody beating of the cop Diazaburo who tries to rescue the raped woman
Mad Doctor of Blood Island

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  • Blood Doctor
  • Grave Desires
  • Tomb of the Living Dead
42s 18 88:38s 1968 USA/Philippines horror by Gerardo de Leon & Eddie Romero

The 2003 DVD submission was cut by the BBFC by 42s. Cut required to sight of animal cruelty (goats and pigs tied up and stabbed)

cut X cert   The BBFC cut the 1971 cinema release
Mad Dog Morgan

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  • Mad Dog
Mad Dog Morgan is a 1976 Australia crime drama by Philippe Mora.
With Dennis Hopper, Jack Thompson and David Gulpilil. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Variations but no reported censorship.

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15 cert

X cert

MPAA
R Rated

98:42s UK: The Director's Cut was passed 15 uncut for: UK: The Director's Cut was passed X (18) uncut for:
  • 1976 cinema release

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

BBFC uncut 18 93:42s UK: A short version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2003 Waterfall R2 DVD
  • 1990 Troma VHS

Maybe just a double PAL speed up

Mad Foxes

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  • Los violadores
  • The Mad Foxes
  • The Bikers and the Disco Kid

Mad Foxes DVD Region NTSC

Mad Foxes is a 1981 Spain / Switzerland action thriller by Paul Grau (as Paul Gray).
Starring José Gras, Laura Premica and Andrea Albani. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Extensively cut by the BBFC for 1982 cinema release. This cut version was later released on pre-cert VHS, but the BBFC approval sis not protect the film from being seized by the police during the video nasty panic. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Review: So bad, it's funny

On their way to a disco, Hal and his 'girlfriend' are accosted by a band of Hell's Angels. As they drive away, Hal accidentally runs over one, killing him. The Angels pursue the couple and catch up with them as they are leaving the disco. They savagely beat up Hal and brutally rape his girlfriend. Hal swears revenge.

This is one of the most disturbing (and not to mention unintentionally funny) films I've ever seen. The dubbing is atrocious, the violence over-the-top, and the full frontal nudity extreme, there is a LOT of male frontal nudity in this film; so much so that I suspect that either the writer or director was...well, INTO male full frontal nudity.

It's so bad, it's funny.

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~77:00s
=~73:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
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banned

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Section 3 seizure

pre-cert VHS

72:09s UK: The UK pre-cert video featured the cut cinema print for:
  • 1982 VCL 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.

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X cert 75:04s
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UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1982 cinema release

From IMDb:

  • Suffered extensive edits to scenes of rape, castration, graphic stabbings and footage of nunchakus.
Mad Max

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Mad Max is a 1979 Australian Action film by George Miller.
With Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel and Hugh Keays-Byrne.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut and 18 rated by the BBFC for 1979 cinema release and early VHS. Later releases are uncut. The film was downrated to 15 for 2015 cinema release. There are alternative soundtracks, the original Australian, and a dubbed American version.
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15 Certificate

18

pre-cert VHS

MPAA R

88:47s  UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong threat, violence, injury detail for:
  • 2015 cinema release

UK: Passed 18 uncut with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

UK: Pre-cert video with a notional X rating on the cover was uncut for:

  • 1982 Warner VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC cut
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X cert

90:46s
=87:08s
UK: Passed 18 after 48s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1986 Warner VHS
UK: Passed X after 48s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1979 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • Trimmed in the scene where the bikers hack up the young couples car. In these versions we see them start to hack it up but it then cuts to a close-up of a crow. In the full version the hacking takes much longer with a depiction of the panic of the couple, who are then dragged out of the car, then it cuts to the crow.

The official BBFC cuts list read:

  • Reel 2. Reduce to absolute minimum smashing up of car and terrorising of young couple who are trapped in it. (Delete all violence which occurs after the gang break window, resuming on the bird hovering overhead).
Mad Max 2

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  • Mad Max 2: The Rod Warrior
  • The Road Warrior

Road Warrior Blu ray US Import

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior is a 1981 Australia action adventure thriller by George Miller.
With Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut for an MPAA R Rating. Uncut for European cinema release and VHS. Blu-ray releases are the uncut in terms of violence but a rousing speech has been shortened. The film was downrated to 15 for 2015 cinema release.
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International Version
18

 

91:03s UK: The International Version was passed 18 uncut for:
  • 1994 Warner VHS
  • 1986 Warner VHS
  • 1982 cinema release
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15 Certificate

MPAA
Unrated

95:23s
=91:34s
UK: Presumably the Unrated Version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, scene of sexual violence for:
  • 2015 cinema release

UK: Presumably the US release is being repeated in the UK so this should be the shortened Unrated Version for:

US: Shortened and MPAA Unrated (although packaged as R Rated) for:

This version has also been shortened by 11s of cuts in a rousing speech by Papagallo . See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com .

There are also reports of UK TV showing being based on the Unrated version albeit suffering cuts to Toadie's fingers being sliced off by a boomerang.

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Theatrical Version

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11s

18

MPAA R

91:25s

 

UK: The cut R Rated Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2006 Warner R2 DVD

The US cuts to the  R Rated Theatrical Version are:

  • Very early on in the film there is a missing shot of Vernon Wells graphically pulling an arrow out of his arm.
  • The other cut occurs after Wells' "boyfriend" has been partially lobotomised by the boomerang. A close-up shot of Wells trying to dislodge the boomerang from the skull has been removed.

This version has also been shortened by 11s of cuts in a rousing speech by Papagallo See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com .

Mad Max Beyond the Thunderdome Mad Max Beyond the Thunderdome is a 1985 Australia action adventure thriller by George Miller & George Ogilvie.

Always uncut in the UK and US

Mad Mission

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  • Zuijia Paidang
  • Aces Go Places
  • Mad Mission: Diamondfinger
BBFC uncut PG cert 79:14s 1982 Hong Kong action comedy by Eric Tsang.
With Samuel Hui, Karl Maka and Sylvia Chang. IMDb

The International Version was passed PG without BBFC cuts for the 1986 Missing in Action VHS.

There is also a Hong Kong Version running 10 minutes longer in terms of plot

Mad Monkey Kung Fu

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28s 15 Certificate 110:28s 1995 release by Liu Chia Liang
Madagascar

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cut U cert 82:20s 2005 US cartoon by Eric Darnell & Tom McGrath

The 2005 cinema release, 2005 Universal DVD and 2009 Paramount Blu-ray were cut

From sBBFC: The distributors sent this film to the BBFC with a request that they receive a U. The problem for the BBFC was that the film included the word motherf***** . Although the word was not used in full, it was clear to the audience what was meant. The BBFC felt that the word was inappropriate in a film aimed at the very youngest viewers and offered a higher category with no cuts. But the distributor wanted a U and so chose to make a cut to remove the offending word to secure this category.

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

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

Made in Heaven Made in Heaven is a 1987 USA comedy romance by Alan Rudolph.
With Timothy Hutton, Kelly McGillis and Maureen Stapleton. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Upgraded to 12 uncut in 2014. The BBFC previously passed the 1987 cinema release and subsequent VHS at PG uncut.

Madhouse

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  • There Was a Little Girl
  • And When She Was Bad
  • Flesh and the Beast
  • Scared to Death

Madhouse US DVD

See trailer from youtube.com

Uncut version is available at:
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at US Amazon
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uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

89:29s 1981 US/Italian horror by Ovidio G Assonitis with Trish Everly, Michael MacRae and Dennis Robertson. IMDb

Passed 18 uncut for:

  • 20 04 Film 2000 R0 DVD via UK Amazon but with reported poor sound quality

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Summary Review: One of the Better Nasties

"Madhouse" is one of the better films that was previously on the "banned" list of so-called video nasties in the UK. It didn't really deserve it's place on the list, but it's easy to spot the scene that probably put it there. This slasher stands above it's rivals due to some really good cinematography.

The story tells of a young teacher named Julia (Trish Everly) who has lived under the shadow of her abusive sister Mary since childhood. News reaches her that Mary is in hospital suffering from a disfiguring disease and wants to see her. Julia's visit to the hospital is one among several scenes that stayed in my mind. Julia's life is turned upside down by this encounter with her cruel sibling, and in the days following the visit, people around her start dying.

Although some of the time the action can get rather slow, the film features two pretty over-the top gore scenes that seem almost out of place in a movie that exercises restraint in most aspects. The most infamous sequence is the one that shows just how you can put down a dangerous attacking rottweiler with a handy power drill. The other is an axe attack that is so drawn out it becomes almost surreal.

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Video Nasty   A cut version was released by Medusa later in 1983 and was added to the DPP list of banned video nasties in November of the same year. It stayed on the list throughout the panic , so became one of the collectible DPP39's

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . The cut version lost 75s:

  • 18s from first dog attack losing a man's hand being bitten off followed by his throat being bitten
  • 14s from subsequent dog attack with Helen being severely wounded
  • 32s from the scene with the use of a power drill to fend off an attacking dog
  • 11s from the climatic axe attack. Julia's repeated axe attack on her father loses several blows.
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Video Nasty 89:16s Medusa first issued an uncut VHS in January 1983
Madras Madras is a 2014 drama by Pa Ranjith.
Starring Karthi, Catherine Tresa and Kalaiyarasan. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Kaali (Karthi) is the local Chennai guy, the darling of his mom and the most literate person in his gang, he has a happy go lucky life with his best friend Kalairasanand (Kalaiyarasan). Things go wrong when there arises an issue of a WALL that stands tall amidst a chilling superstitious rumor and finally two groups fight around it.

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1:09s
12A 148:32s
=142:36s

 
UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, injury detail, infrequent strong language after 1:09s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2014 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to make cuts to moments of strong violence and bloody injury detail in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.

The BBFC further commented in the Annual Report covering 2014:

Madras, a Tamil political romantic drama, contained some moments of strong violence, including a bloody machete attack and several repeated, personalised fighting blows.
Madras Cafe

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Madras Cafe is a 2013 Indian action drama by Shoojit Sircar.
With John Abraham, Nargis Fakhri and Rashi Khanna. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Passed by the BBFC but banned by UK cinema chains. Similarly banned by cinemas in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu

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130:39s UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence and injury detail for:
  • 2013 cinema release

The BBFC passed the film 15 uncut for strong violence and injury detail. The BBFC InSight alluded to the emotional impact of the film:

This is a sombre drama and the violence is depicted realistically, with a strong emotional impact. In the opening scene people are forced off a bus and made to kneel in a field as they are massacred. Blood spurts are seen as several of them are shot in the back, and in a more distant image a little girl is shot too as she tries to run away. Several executions are shown, including a man tied to a post, his body juddering under fire with lots of blood as he is killed.

The movie is proving controversial in India as it is based on the Sri Lankan civil war and speculates about the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi. Tamil activist groups are calling for the film to be banned. The film was passed by the Indian censors and escaped court bans but was banned by cinema exhibitors in the state of Tamil nadu.

Now the film has been banned by British cinemas in August 2013. UK cinema chains, Cineworld, Odeon and Vue, have banned the film saying in a statement:

Our policy is to show a wide range of films for different audiences ...HOWEVER... following customer feedback and working with the film distributors, we have decided to not show Madras Cafe. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Maggie's Plan Maggie's Plan is a 2015 USA comedy by Rebecca Miller.
The film was originally given an R rating for language and some sexuality. It was presumably then cut or edited as it was resubmitted and given an R rating for language and brief sexuality.
Magic

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15 cert

MPAA
R Rated

102:24s 1978 drama by Richard Attenborough.
With Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret and Burgess Meredith. IMDb

The complete version was passed 15 uncut for:

The US release is uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC uncut 15 cert 98:08s An abridged version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1991 Castle Vision VHS
  • 1990 Castle Pictures VHS

Maybe this abridged version is a cut TV version. See article from secure.wikimedia.org

BBFC uncut X cert

MPAA
R Rated

107:03s
=102:46s
The complete version was passed X (18) uncut for:
  • 1978 cinema release
Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart

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cut X cert   1970 US drama by Leonard Horn

The BBFC cut the 1970 cinema release for an X certificate.

The US R Rated release was also cut to avoid an X rating.

Magic Kid 2

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3s 12 Cert 87:09s 1994 US film by Stephen Furst

Cut by the BBFC when submitted in 2004 with the following statement: Cuts to remove sight of double ear clap and headbutt for a 12 classification. An uncut 15 was available.

Magic Mike XXL Magic Mike XXL is a 2015 USA comedy music drama by Gregory Jacobs.

See Banned International: Magic Mike XXL

The Magnificent

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  • Long xing dao shou jin zhong jun
  • Lung ying dou sau kam chung kwan

The Magnificent DVD

uncut 15 cert 88:07s 1978 Hong Kong martial arts film by Siu-Pang Chan

The cinema cuts were waived when the DVD was submitted in 2004

The uncut region 1 DVD is available via UK Amazon

cut X cert   The BBFC cut the cinema release of 1978
Magnificent Bodyguards

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  • Fei du juan yun shan
  • Fei do guen wan saan

Magnificent Bodyguards DVD Jackie Chan

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15 cert 99:13s Magnificent Bodyguards is a 1978 Hong Kong martial arts film by Wei Lo.
With Jackie Chan, Peng Cheng and Kuo Chung Ching. IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence for:

  • 2007 Contender/Hong Kong Legends Ultra-bit Edition R2 DVD via UK Amazon

US: Uncut for:

BBFC uncut

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15 cert 98:51s

 

UK: A pre-cut version was passed 15 with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
  • 2002 Eastern heroes R2 DVD

See cuts details from dvdcompare.net :

  • 7 seconds are missing from the scene in which Telltale dies.
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15 cert 97:28s UK: Passed 15 after 38s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1986 Squarecape VHS
The Magnificent Seven Ride!

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  • The Magnificent 7 Ride!
BBFC uncut PG cert 96:05s 1972 US western by George McCowan
With Lee Van Cleef, Stefanie Powers and Michael Callan. IMDb

The film was passed PG uncut for: (confirmation required)

  • 2001 MGM R2 DVD
  • 1995 Warner VHS
cut A cert   The BBFC cut the 1972 cinema release

The submitted running time was noted as 99:49s = 95:49s

The Magnificent Showman The Magnificent Showman is a 1964 USA/Spain western drama by Henry Hathaway.

See Circus World

Magnum Force

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Magnum Force is a 1973 USA action mystery thriller by Ted Post.
With Clint Eastwood, Hal Holbrook and Mitch Ryan. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1973 cinema release but the cuts were waived for home video

Summary Notes

San Francisco Police Inspector 'Dirty' Harry Callahan and his new partner, Early Smith have been temporarily reassigned from Homicide to Stakeout Duty. Meanwhile, those of the city's criminals who manage to avoid punishment by the courts are nevertheless being killed by unknown assassins. Callahan begins to investigate the murders despite the orders of his superior officer, Lieutenant Briggs. A man has to know his limitations...

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18

MPAA R

116:39s UK: Passed 18 uncut with previous cuts waived for: UK: Passed To be announced uncut for:
  • 2013 Warner Home Video R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 2nd December 2013
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
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X cert submitted
122:22s =117:28s
UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1973 cinema release

Thanks to Vincenzo. The BBFC cuts were:

  • Reel 1 - Sight of Ricca and attorney twitching in rear seat of car after they have been shot was reduced to a flash shot.
  • Reel 3 - The struggle in a taxi when pimp kills prostitute was reduced. Sight of pimp's hand hanging over car door and twitching after he has been shot was reduced to a flash shot.
  • Reel 7 - The killing of a policeman by Harry where he punches and then chops him in the throat was reduced. Blows to the throat were reduced.
Main Hoon Shahid Afridi Main Hoon Shahid Afridi is a 2013 Pakistan action sport drama by Syed Ali Raza Usama.
With Hamza Abbasi, Mohammad Ahmad and Ainan Arif. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Young boy's dream to become Shahid Afridi.

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compulsory cuts
12A 155:46s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence after BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 2013 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Cuts were required to remove detail of animal cruelty (in this instance shots of two quails fighting).
Maîtresse

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Maîtresse is a 1975 France drama by Barbet Schroeder.
With Gérard Depardieu, Bulle Ogier and André Rouyer. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Banned by the BBFC and GLC for a 1976 cinema release but was shown on the private cinema club circuit in 1977. Unbanned and passed X after cuts for 1981 cinema release. Passed 18 uncut for DVD since 2003.

See case history from bbfc.co.uk

Summary Review: Bound to Intrigue

Gérard Depardieu as Olivier enters an apartment in order to rob the place, but unknowingly breaks into a haven for sadomasochistic fantasies. During the burglary he encounters Ariane (Bulle Ogier) who he had met earlier, but this time she is a dominatrix who controls situations as she dives into other people's madness.

Olivier is spellbound by Ariane as he falls in love with her, and it leads him into a scorching affair where he is bound to be burnt as he is mystified by Ariane's dark trade.

Maitresse is an avant-garde film as it explores in-depth the theme of sadomasochistic fantasies and its sub-culture as set in a love story.

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18 108:12s UK : Passed 18 uncut for:

The BBFC explained:

On this occasion, it was decided that the 1981 cuts to sight of genital detail were no longer required under the terms of BBFC Guidelines or policy, and that the scenes of sadomasochism were permissible, in this specific context, at 18 . It was recognised that the film was a serious exploration of a difficult subject rather than a prurient or exploitative work. It was also agreed that the scenes in question were unlikely to lead to a risk of harm to adult audiences in the 21st century, given the relative restraint in their presentation, certainly by contemporary standards.
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4:47s
X cert 107:42s
=103:24s
UK: Passed X (18) after 4:47s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1981 cinema release

From cuts details on IMDb :

  • Heavy edits made to remove the sights of genitals as a woman is being bound and whipped
  • Edits to shots of abrasions after a man is whipped and subsequently probed with a needle between his buttocks
  • Edits to a scene where a male client has his genitals nailed to a plank of wood and his nipples pierced. This was particularly graphic. The scene showed a few pins going through the skin around the penis rather than through it. No blood either.

The BBFC explained:  The BBFC have changed:

Encouraged by a change in the law enabling us to consider the film as a whole instead of throwing our pinnies over our heads over the decency of its component parts, enabled by the same legislation to consider the audience the film is likely to reach, encouraged by the gradual spread of cinemas catering to an intelligent audience [...] we have changed more than we, or certainly I, would have realised without this confrontation with ourselves of four years ago . In the end, the Board agreed to classify the film 'X' subject to cuts in three scenes
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  UK: Passed X by Berkshire council after cuts for:
  • 1977 local cinema release

The cuts were:

  • remove the scene where a client is nailed by his genitalia to a piece of wood and nails are stuck through his nipples;
  • remove the scene depicting the humane slaughter of a horse
  • remove the parts of a scene where a girl is being punished at the country house where Olivier draws a belt across her vagina;
  • remove the scene where Olivier urinates in the face of a client .
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No Cert  

 

UK: Released uncut for:
  • 1977 cinema club release
banned
banned
rejected

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  UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1976 cinema release.

The BBFC explained:  James Ferman explained the ban:

After a second viewing with Lord Harlech and other Examiners, we now agree that this is really a picture which cannot be granted a national certificate at this time. We all feel it is a film of some merit which deserves a showing in Britain, but its subject matter and very frank treatment would, we believe, make it unacceptable to the majority of licensing authorities in the country without very heavy cuts, and these might change the nature of the film.

UK: Banned by the Greater London Council for:

  • 1976 London cinema release
Major Dundee

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Major Dundee is a 1965 US western by Sam Peckinpah.
With Charlton Heston, Richard Harris and Jim Hutton. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Shortened by the studio on original release. The restored version was released in 2005.

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Restored Version
PG cert 130:01s UK: The Restored Version/Extended Version was passed PG uncut for:

US: The Restored Version/Extended Version is MPAA PG-13 rated for:

From IMDb. The 2005 restored version contains 12 additional minutes of footage originally edited by the studio without the director's consent. Three major scenes (and some minor ones) were added to the restored version, along with a new score by Christopher Caliendo:

  • Captain Tyreen and his men are captured by Dundee in a mountain stream as they attempt to escape the prison;
  • Dundee spends more time recovering in Durango, falling in love with Melinche (Aurora Clavell), a Mexican girl who nurses his wounds;
  • A scene where Dundee, Tyreen, a several of their officers find a marker left for them by Charriba (Michael Pate) and discuss strategy on how to fight him. At the end of the scene, we learn the fate of the Indian scout Riago (Jose Carlos Ruiz), who has been crucified in a tree by Charriba's men. In the original version, his character simply disappears without a trace.
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PG cert 117:09s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed PG without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1986 RCA/Columbia VHS
  • 1965 cinema release
The Majorettes

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  • One by One
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Germany flag   The Majorettes is 1987 US crime horror by S. William Hinzman.
With Kevin Kindlin, Terrie Godfrey and Mark V. Jevicky. IMDb

Germany: Uncut for Best Entertainment/Screen Power DVD

MPAA
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MPAA
R Rated
~92:00s
=~88:00s
US: The R Rated version has been cut for violence in several murder scenes

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . All of the gory killings have been substituted with less gory versions

BBFC
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MPAA
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18 86:47s UK: The R Rated version was passed 18 after a further 1:31s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 Braveworld VHS

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . The BBFC cuts were:

  • Reductions in time voyeur watches girls changing via mirrors
  • Removed killer slitting woman's throat in swimming pool
  • Judy removing her bra when changing. Then removed the killer cutting her arm with a knife. Also removed, Judy escaping for a short while before being pursued and then killed with another throat slashing. Finally the killer cleaning Judy's bloody body in the shower has been deleted.
Making Contact

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  • Joey
BBFC uncut 15 cert 75:52s 1985 West Germany/US Sci-Fi by Roland Emmerich

The US Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for the 1986 cinema release and 1987 MGM DVD.

This version was shortened by 18:12s from the Original German Version.

The changes are uncontentious though as described by pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

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

Makyu Senjo Vol 1

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23s 15 Certificate 45:08s 1997 release by Atsuhko Ishida
Makyu Senjo Vol 2

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12s 15 Certificate 50:04s 1997 release by Masawisa Ishida
Malediction

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57s 18 87:19s 1990 release by Bert I Gordon
Malena

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  • Malèna

Malena Uncut 1 DISC VERSION

Malena is a 2000 Italy/US drama by Giuseppe Tornatore.
With Monica Bellucci, Giuseppe Sulfaro and Luciano Federico. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Uncut Italian Version but butchered by Hollywood for International Version released in US and UK

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uncut
Italy flag
T for all ages
105:00s Italy: The Italian Version is uncut for:
BBFC uncut

Miramax logo
17:45s

15 Certificate

MPAA
R Rated

88:08s UK: The International Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2002 Buena Vista R2 DVD
  • 2001 cinema release

The International Version was butchered by the Philistines and prudes of Miramax. See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

From IMDb:

Miramax cut the film down to a running time of around 92 minutes, in order to obtain a R rating. Especially to remove nudity.

Among the scenes cut from the American version of the film include several of Renato's sexual fantasies, including:

  • a scene where he undresses Malena, and
  • another in which Malena strips naked in front of him in a fantasy and
  • then in reality a lookalike prostitute climbs sensuously on top of him in bed.
Mallrats

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uncut
uncut
MPAA
R Rated
~123:00s
=~118:00s
Mallrats is a 1995 USA comedy romance by Kevin Smith.
With Shannen Doherty, Jeremy London and Jason Lee. YouTube icon IMDb

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

There is 26:52s of additional uncontentious material for the extended version which is worth having. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC uncut 18 91:11s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for strong language and sex references for:
  • 2000 Universal R1 DVD
  • 2000 Universal VHS
Malone

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1s 18 87:45s 1987 Us film by Harley Cokliss

The BBFC state that these cuts are the same for both cinema and video version yet the cinema cuts ar listed at 3s

Man Behind the Sun

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  • Men Behind the Sun
  • Squadron 731
  • Hei tai yang 731
2:00s 18 98:41s 1987 film by Godfrey Ho & TF Mous

The cut scene was an unsimulated scene of a cat being thrown into a room full of rats, the rats killing the cat.

The video was given a limited release to UK ethenic Chinese video stores only (which probably goes some way to explain why the BBFC treated it so leniently, its' re-enactments of WWII atrocities make Saving Private Ryan look like an episode of The A Team).

The film has been shown uncut at London's Imperial War Museum, as part of an exhibition of war atrocities. It is also available uncut on video in Australia (World Supply and Video), with an 'M' certificate (their '15'). It has also been released in Hong Kong on video and laserdisc.

A Man Called Blade

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  • Mannaja
uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~101:00s
=~97:00s
A Man Called Blade is a 1977 Italy western by Sergio Martino.
With Maurizio Merli, John Steiner, Sonja Jeannine. YouTube icon BBFC link   IMDb

US: A long version is uncut and MPAA unrated for:

BBFC cut
compulsory
6-7s
18 91:16s UK: A short version was passed 18 after 6-7s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2002 Michael Lee/Vipco R2 DVD
  • 1987 Xtasy VHS

The BBFC commented:

  • Three compulsory cuts required to remove sight of horses being forced to fall in a manner which is both illegal and potentially harmful.
The Man Called Noon

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  • A Man Called Noon
  • Un hombre llamado Noon

Man Called Noon Digitally Remastered

The Man Called Noon is a 1973 Spain/Italy/UK western by Peter Collinson.
With Richard Crenna, Stephen Boyd and Rosanna Schiaffino. BBFC link YouTube icon IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for an AA rated cinema release. Uncut and 15 rated on 2010 DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Review: Well Above Average

Noon is a gunfighter who has become amnesiac. Helped by Rimes, an outlaw who has befriended him, he tries to figure out who he is actually. It gradually appears that his wife and kid have been murdered.

It is far from perfect but is certainly lifted well above the average Spaghetti nonsense by a director with flair and imagination. The film boasts a good clear picture quality reflecting well on the restoration work.

BBFC uncut
uncut
15

MPAA R

91:35s

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence for:
  • 2010 Odeon Entertainment video

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC cut
category cuts
AA submitted
95:33s
=91:44s
UK: Passed AA (14) after category cuts for:
  • 1973 cinema release titled A Man Called Noon
A Man For Emmanuelle

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  • Io, Emmanuelle

Man Emmanuelle UK DVD

uncut
uncut
15 cert 93:37s A Man for Emmanuelle is a 1970 Italy drama by Cesare Canevari.
With Erika Blanc, Adolfo Celi and Paolo Ferrari. IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong sex, sexualised nudity and soft drug use for:

 

BBFC cut
cut
X cert submitted
94:02s
UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1970 cinema release
The Man from Deep River Man From Deep River  is a 1972 Italy horror romance by Umberto Lenzi.

See Deep River Savages

The Man from Hong Kong

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  • Dragon Flies

Man Hong Kong Limited Hardbox

Dragon Flies is a 1975 Hong Kong / Australia action adventure drama by Brian Trenchard-Smith and Yu Wang.
Starring Yu Wang, George Lazenby and Hugh Keays-Byrne. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
The film was cut by the BBFC for 1975 cinema release and has not been released since

Summary Notes

Hong Kong Inspector Fang Sing Leng travels to Australia to extradite a drug dealer. When the hood is assassinated on his way to court, everyone suspects Jack Wilton, a crime lord who the local police haven't been able to pick up.

uncut
uncut
Germany flag 103:12s Germany: uncut with English soundtrack for:
BBFC cut
cut
X cert submitted
103:23s
UK: Passed X after compulsory BBFC cuts for:
  • 1975 cinema release
From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were:
  • to edit assorted fatal blows including groin kicks.
Man of Steel 2013 USA/Canada/UK action Sci-Fi fantasy by Zack Snyder

Banned in Pakistan. See Banned Films International

Man of the East

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  • E poi lo chiamarono il magnifico

Man East Great Western Collection

Man of the East is a 1972 Italy / France / Yugoslavia action comedy western by Enzo Barboni (as EB Clucher).
Starring Terence Hill, Gregory Walcott and Yanti Somer. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A' rated 1973 cinema release. A shortened version was released on 1986 VHS. The full length version was passed PG uncut for DVD.

Summary Notes

By his dying father's last wish Joe is sent to the Wild West to become a real guy. The dreamy young man despises guns and fights, likes poems and prefers bicycles to horses. Now his three teachers, footpads all of them, shall teach him otherwise. This doesn't work, until Joe has to defend himself against gunman Morton, who's jealous of Joe's love to rancher Ohlsen's beautiful daughter.

BBFC uncut
uncut
PG 120:01s

UK: Passed PG uncut for mild violence, sex references, mild bad language for:
cut
shortened
PG 111:03s

UK: A shortened version was passed PG uncut for:
  • 1986 Warner Home VHS
BBFC cut
category cuts
A submitted
125:06s
=120:06s
UK: Passed A (PG) after category cuts for:
  • 1973 cinema release
Man of Violence

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  • Moon
  • The Sex Racketeers

Man Violence aka Moon DVD

Man of Violence is a 1971 UK action thriller by Pete Walker.
Starring Michael Latimer, Luan Peters and Derek Aylward. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for a 1971 AA rated cinema release. Cuts waived for 15 rated 2009 DVD/Blu-ray

Summary Notes

A mercenary joins forces with 2 crooked cops in an attempt to steal a fortune in gold bullion from a corrupt Arab country.

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 cert 103:40s UK: Passed 18 uncut for infrequent strong violence and sexualised nudity with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2015 Redemption [Pete Walker Collection II] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 21st April 2015
BBFC cut
cut
AA certificate   UK: Passed AA after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1971 cinema release
Man on Fire

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  • Absinthe
  • L'homme de feu
  • Un uomo sotto tiro
31s 18 87:59s 1987 France/Italy thriller by Elie Chouraqui

The BBFC cut the 18 rated 1989 Locus video and 1994 MIA video by 31s. Presumably similar cuts to the cinema version

24s 18 91:37s The BBFC cut the 18 rated 1988 cinema release by 24s.
  • This was the era when various weapons were being cut and in this case it was a butterfly knife that offended the censors
The Man Who Could Cheat Death

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The Man Who Could Cheat Death is a 1959 UK horror drama by Terence Fisher.
With Anton Diffring, Hazel Court and Christopher Lee. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for its original cinema release and the cuts have persisted into all subsequent releases.

Summary review: Melodrama

A remake of The Man in Half Moon Street.

A mad doctor plans to live forever through periodic gland transplants from younger, healthier human victims.

Jimmy Sangster's screenplay based on the Barre Lyndon play tends to be heavy on the melodrama and short on the thrills.

Some stylish direction from Fisher and Christopher Lee in a supporting role and good acting on hand from Hazel Court and others.

BBFC cut
cut

best available
best
available

12 cert

X cert

MPAA
Unrated

~83:00s

submitted
82:59s

UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate injury detail for:
  • 2015 Eureka Entertainment Ltd (RB) Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon

UK: Passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for:

  • 2015 Eureka Entertainment Ltd (RB) Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon
  • 1959 cinema release

Italy: The cut UK cinema version was released for:

US: The cut UK cinema version was MPAA Unrated for:

Hazel CourtThe cuts were:

  • a famous shot of Hazel Court's breast as she briefly unfurls a wrap during a modelling session. Apparently shot for a continental version which may have been located in France but it hasn't made it to any DVD releases yet. It is also reported that Hammer Films retains a copy with the nude scene.
  • cuts to the climatic disintegration of Anton Diffring
The Man Who Finally Died

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The Man Who Finally Died is a 1963 UK thriller by Quentin Lawrence.
With Stanley Baker, Peter Cushing, Mai Zetterling. IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for the 1963 UK cinema release. It is unknown if cuts persisted into home video but it seems likely.

BBFC uncut PG 96:11s UK: Passed PG without BBFC cuts for mild violence and language for:
BBFC cut
cut
A Cert   UK: Passed A (PG) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1963 ciinema release
The Man with the Iron Fists

The Man Iron Fists Blu ray uk

The Man with the Iron Fists is a 2012 USA/Hong Kong action by RZA.
With Russell Crowe, Cung Le and Lucy Liu. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Available as the Theatrical Version and the Director's Cut. Both are rated 18 without cuts for UK home video.

Summary Notes

On the hunt for a fabled treasure of gold, a band of warriors, assassins, and a rogue British soldier descend upon a village in feudal China, where a humble blacksmith looks to defend himself and his fellow villagers.

uncut
Director's Cut
18

MPAA
Unrated

107:17s
=
103:00s
UK: The Director's Cut/Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence for:
  • 2013 Universal [Theatrical + Director's Cut] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon

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

  • 2013 Universal [Theatrical + Director's Cut] R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2013 Universal [Theatrical + Director's Cut] R1 DVD at US Amazo n

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . The additional 12:14s of extra material for the Director's Cut includes some extra nudity and violence. It is worth having but doesn't make a lot of difference to the film

BBFC uncut
Theatrical Version
18

MPAA R

91:14s

 

UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 for strong bloody violence without BBFC cuts for:

US: The Theatrical Version is MPAA R rated

The  Man with the Iron Fists 2

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The Man with the Iron Fist 2 is a 2015 USA action film by Roel Reiné.
Starring Sahajak Boonthanakit, Ocean Hou and Grace Huang. BBFC link IMDb
Available as the R rated Theatrical Version and Unrated/Uncut Version

Promotional Material

Thaddeus (RZA) is back in this explosive action adventure inspired by Kung Fu classics. A reluctant villager joins forces with a mysterious outsider to fight off powerful evil forces, both earthly and otherworldly, in a 19th Century Chinese mining town.

When a stranger, Thaddeus, is found badly wounded near the village, miner Li Kung (Dustin Nguyen) and his wife Ah Ni (Eugenia Kang) offer him refuge. With Thaddeus at his side, the mild-mannered Kung transforms into a deadly warrior in this martial arts epic

uncut
Uncut
Unrated
Version
18

MPAA
Unrated

86:41s UK: The Uncut/Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2015 Universal [Unrated + R rated Versions] R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 14th April 2015
  • 2015 Universal [Unrated + R rated Versions] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 14th April 2015
mpaa cut
cut
MPAA R   US: MPAA R rated for:
  • 2015 Universal [Unrated + R rated Versions] R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 14th April 2015
  • 2015 Universal [Unrated + R rated Versions] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 14th April 2015
The Man with One Red Shoe

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uncut 15 Certificate 88:41s 1985 US comedy by Stan Dragoti

Cuts waived for a 15 certificate when submitted in 2004

5s PG Cert 88:25s CBS/Fox version cut by 5s for a PG certificate when submitted in 1986
The Man with the Deadly Lens

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  • Wrong is Right

The Men with the Deadly Lers

uncut 15 Certificate 112:39s 1982 US thriller by Richard Brooks (

Cuts waived when resubmitted in 2004 as Wrong is Right

The uncut region 2 DVD is available at UK Amazon

7s 15 Certificate 113:01s 7s of cuts were required for the Missing in Action video release of 1993 as The Man with the Deadly Lens
2s 15 Certificate 113:00s Cinema version was uncut but the BBFC insisted on videos cuts when submitted in 1986 as The Man with the Deadly Lens (RCA/Coumbia)
The Man with the Iron Fists

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Man Iron Fists Blu ray

The Man with the Iron Fists is a 2012 USA/Hong Kong action by RZA.
With Russell Crowe, Cung Le and Lucy Liu. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Exists as a Theatrical Version and a Director's Cut with more violence
uncut
Director's Cut
18

MPAA
Unrated

107:17s
=103:00s
UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence for:
  • 2013 Universal [Theatrical + Director's Cut] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon 2013

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

See article from movie-censorship.com . The Dirctor's Cut features 12 minutes extra material including more nudity and violence. This does not make much difference to the narrative.

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
~12;00s

18

MPAA R

91:14s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence for:
  • 2013 Universal [Theatrical only] R2 DVD
  • 2012 cinema release
The Man with the Iron Fists 2
  • The Man with the Iron Fists: Sting of the Scorpion
The Man with the Iron Fists: Sting of the Scorpion is a 2015 USA action film by Roel Reiné.
Starring Sahajak Boonthanakit, Ocean Hou and Grace Huang. IMDb

Made in 2 versions, an R rated Theatrical Version and an Unrated Version.

The Man with the Severed Head

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  • Crimson
  • Crimson, the Color of Blood
  • Las ratas no duermen de noche

Man Severed Head DVD

The Man with the Severed Head is a 1976 Spain/France horror by Juan Fortuny.
With Paul Naschy, Silvia Solar and Olivier Mathot. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated a985 VHS. Later uncut for 2011 DVD. There also exists a cut US dubbed version.

Promotional: Material: Fleapits of Europe

Spain's greatest horror icon Paul Naschy is transformed into a raging psychopath in this sleazy ride to murder and depravity from a time when exploitation cinema ruled the fleapits of Europe.

When a jewellery heist goes awry, Jack Surnett (Naschy) finds himself with a bullet in his head and few options. Luckily, his gang have the novel idea to transplant his brain into the corpse of their arch nemesis, a gangster called The Sadist . But as he settles into his new body, Jack feels sinister urges welling up inside, urges that will lead him down a path to madness, torture and crimson murder!

uncut
uncut
European Version
15 Certificate

MPAA
Unrated

85:41s
=82:15s
UK: The European Version was passed 15 uncut for:
  • 2011 ArrowDrome R2 DVD titled The Man with the Severed Head at UK Amazon
  • 2004 Freemantlemedia/Arrow R2 DVD

US: Uncut and MPAA NR rated for:

mpaa cut
cut
MPAA
Unrated
  US: The US version is dubbed into English and is missing sexual footage for:
BBFC cut
13s
18 81:45s UK: Passed 18 after 13s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1985 Careyvision VHS titled Crimson
Mancation

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  • American hangover

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Mancation (aka American Hangover) is a 2012 US comedy by Frank Vain.
With Joey Fatone, Matt Kawczynski and Danica McKellar. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Restricted to VOD for UK release. The US Unrated version is the standard release, there is a cut R rated version for censorial retailers

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~100:00s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for
  mpaa cut
cut
MPAA
R Rated
~95:00s US: There is also an R Rated version to avoid
Manchester By the Sea

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  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Manchester frente al mar
Manchester By the Sea is a 2016 USA drama by Kenneth Lonergan.
Starring Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams and Kyle Chandler. BBFC link IMDb
Uncut and 15 rated in the UK. Uncut and R rated in the US. But cut for an M rating in Australia.

Summary Notes

An uncle is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.

BBFC uncut
uncut
15

MPAA R

MA 15+
Australia

137:22s
=131:52s

UK: Passed 15 uncut for very strong language for:
  • 2016 cinema release

The BBFC further commented about the strong language in its insight advice:

There is a single use of very strong language ('cunt'), employed in a sexual sense. There is also frequent strong language ('fuck' and 'motherfucker'), some of it used in an aggressive manner.

US: Rated R for language throughout and some sexual content.

Australia: Originally passed MA 15+ (like a 15A in UK terms) for strong coarse language. However the distributors preferred an M (like a PG-15) rating and so the film was cut

cut
category cuts
Australian M rating
Australia
  Australia: Passed M (PG-15) for mature themes, coarse language, violence and sexual references after category cuts.

Presumably the distributors removed the use of the word 'cunt'.

The Manchurian Candidate

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The Manchurian Candidate is a 1962 USA mystery thriller by John Frankenheimer.
Starring Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey and Janet Leigh. BBFC link IMDb
The BBFC required category cuts for an A rated 1962 cinema release. A cut West German version has been adopted for worldwide home video releases. This was passed 15 by the BBFC from 1988 to 2000 and 12 from 2010.

Summary Notes

A former Korean War POW is brainwashed by Communists into becoming a political assassin. But another former prisoner may know how to save him.

BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut

best available
best
available

12A

15

=120:33s

UK: BBFC details not yet published for:

UK: The West German Version was passed 12A uncut for moderate violence for:

  • 2010 cinema release
UK: The West German Version was passed 15 uncut for:
  • 2000 Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent. video
  • 1993 Warner Home VHS
  • 1988 cinema release

US: The West German Version is MPAA Unrated for:

The West German version was edited by about 4 minutes to remove every scene with the ladies in the greenhouse. This seems to have become the standard version for worldwide releases.

BBFC cut
category cuts
A pre 1970 submitted
130:16s
=125:03s
UK: Passed A (PG) after category cuts for:
  • 1962 cinema release
Mandingo

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Mandingo James Mason

Mandingo is a 1975 USA action romance by Richard Fleischer.
Starring James Mason, Susan George and Perry King. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1975 cinema release and agin for an 18 rated 1987 VHS. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Review: Amazing

Mandingo is truly an amazing movie. One would think that this is as close you can get to actually seeing the slave-owning south on film.

Mandingo is probably lumped into the "cult/camp classic" category because this is a film no one would dare make today, unless the slaves got a major comeuppance at the end. They do not here.

This film is a brutal look at slave owners and their slaves which will leave the audience gasping. Some of the lines are so daring by today's politically-correct standards, there's no doubt they'd get a lot of laughs.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
R Rated
~127:00s
=~122:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
cut
cut
international   International: There is also an International version cut by 3:45s with alternative shots to delete the nudity and less violence.
BBFC cut
47s
18 120:11s Passed 18 after 47s of BBFC cuts with some cuts waived for:
  • 2009 CIC Online

  • 1987 CIC VHS

The BBFC cuts were

  • Edits to the beating of a slave girl
  • Edits to shots of a male slave being hung upside down and bloodily whipped across his bare buttocks
BBFC cut
cut
X cert submitted
126:13s =121:10s
Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1975 cinema release

From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were:

  • Edits to the fight between Mede and Topaz
  • Edits to the beatings of the slave girl
  • Edits to the beating of the suspended male slave
  • Edits to Mede being prodded with a pitchfork by Hammond Maxwell.
Manglehorn

 

Manglehorn is a 2014 USA drama by David Gordon Green.
Starring Al Pacino, Holly Hunter and Chris Messina.
Originally rated R for some sexual material. The studio appealed to the CARA appeals board, and without cuts being required, the rating was reduced to PG-13 for some sexual content and language, and for accident and surgery images.

Summary Notes

A strange and lonely man tries to come to terms with a past crime that cost him the love of his life.

Manhunt in Milan

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  • The Italian Connections
  • Manhunt
  • La mala ordina
  • Black Kingpin

Fernando Crime Collection Region NTSC

See trailer from youtube.com

Uncut at:
R1 DVD at UK Amazon RA Blu-ray at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~95:00s 1972 Italy/West Germany crime drama by Fernando di Leo.
With Mario Adorf, Henry Silva and Woody Strode. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Summary Review: Breathtaking

The second film in Fernando Di Leo's Milieu trilogy of Milano Calibro 9, La Mala Ordina aka. Manhunt and Il Boss .

An excellent and breathtaking crime epic that no lover of Italian genre-cinema could possibly afford to miss.

The tough-minded and violent film is breathtaking from the beginning to the end and profits from a brilliant cast.

Fernando Di Leo's films are said to be the inspiration for Quentin Tarantino's early films

BBFC
cut
X cert   Passed X after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1973 cinema release

The submitted running time was noted as 95:29s

Manhunter

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  • Red Dragon: The Curse of Hannibal Lecter

Manhunter Blu ray William Petersen

Manhunter is a 1986 USA crime mystery thriller by Michael Mann.
Starring William Petersen, Kim Greist and Joan Allen. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Exists as a Theatrical Version, a workprint and a Director's Cut. All are BBFC 18 rated.
uncut
Director's Cut

 

18

MPAA R

119:04s UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for strong violence for:
  • 2011 Optimum (Anchor Bay Theatrical Version + Director's Cut) RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2003 Momentum Special Edition (Anchor Bay Theatrical Version + Director's Cut) R2 DVD via UK Amazon

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

From dvdcompare.net :

  • Missing some footage from the Theatrical version , including a piece of dialogue about the killer's childhood.
  • It extends the Atlanta briefing room scene.
  • Adds a scene with Dr. Chilton, right before Will sees Lector for the first time,
  • an extra scene in Lector's cell,
  • a scene with Jack and Will in which Jack informs Will that they are bringing Molly to town to be with Will (for the hotel room scene).
  • However, it also trimmed parts from Will & Jack's argument right near the end.
  • The credits at the start of the movie now overlap the beach scene in order to reduce the overall running time.
uncut
Anchor Bay Theatrical Version
18 116:52s UK: The Anchor Bay Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2011 Optimum (Anchor Bay Theatrical Version + Director's Cut) RB Blu-ray
  • 2008 Optimum R2 DVD
  • 2003 Momentum Special Edition (Anchor Bay Theatrical Version + Director's Cut) R2 DVD
  • 2001 Momentum R2 DVD

From dvdcompare.net :

  • This is a workprint variant that is missing several small but important pieces of dialogue and had an altered pre-credits sequence. It incorporates some brief shots from the 1987 director's cut (which runs four minutes longer than the true theatrical cut), while dropping a few shots from the true theatrical cut.
uncut
Theatrical Version
18 114:49s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2001 Universal/4 Front VHS
  • 1999 BMG R2 DVD
  • 1998 BMG VHS
  • 1989 Film & Video VHS
  • 1986 cinema release
Maniac (2012)

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Maniac is a 2012 France/USA horror thriller by Franck Khalfoun.
With Elijah Wood, America Olivo, Nora Arnezeder. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Uncut and 18 rated in the UK. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US. Banned in New Zealand.

Promotional Material

Elijah Wood stars in this remake of director William Lustig's 1980 horror classic of the same name. To say that Frank (Wood) is a troubled young man would be an understatement - as the ever-growing number of young women he has murdered since the death of his mother (America Olivo), with whom he enjoyed an unhealthily close relationship, demonstrates only too well. Frank runs a mannequin store and likes to apply the scalps of his victims to the models in his spare time. However, when beautiful young artist Anna (Nora Arnezeder) wanders into the store and talks about making use of its resources for an exhibition she is planning, she presents Frank with a troubling quandary. Anna appears to offer the possibility of a human relationship that will fill the void created by his mother's death, but she also excites his desire to kill and possess. Will Frank be able to overcome his homicidal urges?

BBFC uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

85:13s UK: Passed 18 uncut for suicide theme and footage of real suicides for: US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
banned
banned
New Zealand flag   New Zealand: Banned from general release

Banned in New Zealand See List of International Banned Films

Maniac (1980)

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Maniac 30th Anniversary Region NTSC

Maniac is a 1980 US serial killer horror by William Lustig.
With Joe Spinell, Caroline Munro and Abigail Clayton. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

The Uncut Unrated Theatrical Version is preferred over the shortened Director's Cut. Once Banned by the BBFC, then cut. The film was also cut in the US for an R Rating.

Summary review: Shocking

This is definitely a film that will leave you thinking. The main reason being the main character Frank Zito aka Joe Spinell plays the most realistic psycho/deranged person I've ever seen on film. The whole time I was thinking is this guy really insane? Either this guy is a genius actor or he's really nuts. That's how real he is in this role. His presence will creep you out. He's the biggest weirdo I've ever seen on film.

The story focuses on frank the serial killer and his killings and insanity. Some of the scenes are gruesome, but they will keep you on the edge of your seat. You will be able to put yourself in both franks shoes and feel the victims terror as she is stalked and hides from Frank... Especially the subway bathroom scene. That's an intense scene. Frank keeps on killing till the end when his own demons finally come back to haunt him.

Any horror fan should have this in their collection.

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uncut
Theatrical
MPAA
Unrated
87:58s
=84:27s
US: The uncut Theatrical Version is MPAA Unrated for:
uncut
Director's Cut
MPAA
Unrated
  US: There is also a shortened Director's Cut that is missing plot scenes the director wasn't happy with. But this version hasn't made much impact. From IMDB:
  • a scene depicting Joe Spinell in a hotel room with a prostitute has been shortened.
  • Another scene showing Joe and the photographer in a restaurant has been completely removed,
MPAA
cut
MPAA
R Rated
  US: There is also a cut US R rated version to avoid.
BBFC cut
58s
18 83:12s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 after 58s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2006 Anchor Bay R0 DVD
  • 2002 Anchor Bay R0 DVD

The BBFC commented:

  • Cuts required to reduce length of sexualised strangulation sequence by half
  • and to remove shots of a knife played over and stabbing into female flesh with sexual connotations.

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

banned
banned
rejected 84:16s UK: The Theatrical Version was banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1998 Exploited VHS
  • 1981 cinema release

The BBFC explained their 1998 ban:

Two (of the videos rejected so far in 1998) were serial killer films in which sex is linked with the pleasure of killing. In one of those films, Maniac, a series of defenceless women are stalked, terrorised, attacked and murdered, while being photographed in a deliberately sexualised way. The film is one of a genre known as 'stalk and slash', and here each stalking and killing is protracted, sometimes ending with the scalping of the victim. When the police eventually catch up with the killer, he survives, leaving us to anticipate that the stalking and mutilation will begin again. The pleasures on offer here seem to the Board to be unhealthy and dangerous because of the way that the killing of women is linked with the sexual arousal of men.

Gossip has it that Maniac was initially viewed by four censors; three men and one woman. The three men said the film should be rejected because of its anti-women depictions. The woman thought the film was cut-able.

Maniac (1963)

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Maniac is a 1963 UK crime horror by Michael Carreras
With Kerwin Mathews, Nadia Gray and Donald Houston. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1963 cinema release. Presumably the same version was released elsewhere

Summary Review: Forgotten

An American painter has an affair with a bar owner is a French village and agrees to help her murderer husband escape from a prison for the criminally insane.

Let down by some poor acting. Script, direction and photography are said to be good though.

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
MPAA
Unrated

X pre 1970

~86:00s

submitted
88:55s
 

US: Presumably the UK cinema version is MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2016 Mill Creek Hammer Film Collection Vol 2 R1 DVD DVD at US Amazon

UK: Passed X (18) after compulsory cuts for:

  • 1963 cinema release
Maniac at Large Maniac at Large is a 1973 Italy/Spain horror mystery thriller by Maurizio Pradeaux.

See Tormentor

Maniac Cop

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Maniac Cop is a 1988 US action film by William Lustig.
With Tom Atkins and Bruce Campbell.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC. Cuts later waived. There is also an extended TV version.

Summary comments: Worth a watch

When reports come in of a man in a police uniform committing gore drenched bloody murder on New York streets, officer Jack Forrest (Bruce Campbell) stands accused. Now, with few friends, powerful enemies and a psychopathic slayer still at large, it's up to Jack to prove he's not guilty and bring down the killer.

This film has a good B-movie cast with Tom Atkins, Richard Roundtree and Bruce Campbell.

Some good tension is built up in the various chases around the city and overall this is definitely worth a watch.

uncut
uncut
Theatrical
18

MPAA
R Rated

84:54s
=81:30s
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for:

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

uncut
uncut
Extended
18 90:44s
=87:06s
UK: The Extended Version/Japanese TV Version was passed 18 uncut for:

The Japanese TV Version runs 5:36s longer and includes additional dialogue and an alternative ending. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com .

BBFC cut
5s
Cut Theatrical
18 81:19s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 after 5s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2000 Synergy R2 DVD
  • 1991 Channel 5 VHS
  • 1989 Lazer VHS
  • 1988 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • The cut is to the shower scene and involves Robert Z'Dar getting stabbed in the back with a knife. It's a shot of the knife going in and out again
  • Also cuts to the torture of Z'Dar as his face gets carved with a knife.
Maniac Cop 2

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Maniac Cop 2 is a 1990 USA action crime horror by William Lustig.
With Robert Davi, Claudia Christian and Michael Lerner. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut in the US for an R rated theatrical release. Presumably it was this Theatrical Version that was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for cinema release, but further cut by the BBFC for home video.

Summary Notes

Officer Matt Cordell, the undead cop, returns from the grave. Again. This time he is after the criminals who murdered him in the prison, and he is not doing that because he wants to forgive them.

BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut

best available
best
available

18

MPAA
R rated

87:42s
=84:12s

 

UK: Presumably the cut R rated version was passed 18 without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 1990 cinema release
US: Cut and MPAA R rated for:

Note that the film was cut in the US to avoid an NC-17 rating. This R rated version is missing the following scene

  • In the police shoot out you see two police men getting shot including blood spurting out of the wounds, then you see the bodies slump to the ground covered in blood...

Thanks to Steve who reports that distributors Blue Underground have disagreed that MPAA cuts were required, and say that the R rated version is in fact uncut.

BBFC cut
4s
18 83:41s UK: Passed 18 after 4s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2003 Prism R2 DVD
  • 1990 Medusa Communications Video

The 1990 Medusa VHS suffered 4s of cuts removing the following:

  • A reprise from the shower murder of Maniac Cop 1 is similarly cut to the original.
  • Although t he face slashing has 0.5s restored
Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence

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Maniac Cop Badge Silence Blu ray

Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence is a 1993 US action horror by William Lustig.
With Robert Davi, Robert Z'Dar and Caitlin Dulany. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut for violence for an R rated Theatrical Version which was distributed in UK. The uncut version is Unrated

Summary Notes

A female cop is gunned down and wrongly accused of using excessive force in a hostage rescue attempt. Maniac cop returns from the dead once more to seek revenge, destroying everthing and anyone that stands in his way.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
84:33s
=81:10s
US: Uncut and MPAA NC-17 rated for:
BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut

18

MPAA
R Rated

81:24s The cut Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2009 Boulevard R2 DVD
  • 1993 Medusa VHS

The film was cut for violence in the US to avoid an NC-17 rating

Maniacal

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10s 18 79:15s 2003 US horror by Joe Castro

The BBFC cut 10s when the video was submitted in 2003. Cut required to remove sight of a blade being played over a woman's naked breast [during a bathroom murder]

Manithan Manithan is a 2016 crime drama by I Ahmed.
Starring Udhayanidhi Stalin, Prakash Raj and Hansika Motwani. BBFC link
BBFC category cust were required for a 12A rated 2016 cinema release
BBFC cut
category cuts
15s
12A 148:24s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, bloody images after 15s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2016 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove images of bloodied bodies in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.
Manji

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  • All Mixed Up

Manji DVD Ayako Wakao

 

Uncut version is available at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at US Amazon
uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

90:01s 1964 Japan drama by Yasuzo Masumura.
With Ayako Wakao, Kyôko Kishida and Yûsuke Kawazu. IMDb

Passed 18 uncut for:

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Review from UK Amazon : Scandalous in the 60's

Don't enter the tent if you're expecting a steamy lesbian brief encounter.

What unfolds here is the depiction of need, fantasy, wish fulfillment and the use of allure to entice weakness and then to smash those lives upon the sharpened stakes of feminine guile.

The bored middle class housewife finds fantasy and reality in her art class friend, her saviour and her mortal danger. Her muse senses the need and draws her into her web. Initially entailing the victim to make small sacrifices until they become larger and larger to prove her love. Ending with the demand to enter oblivion at the behest of the siren.

It is slow placed, shot using various focal settings, capturing the essence of the claustrophobic worlds of need, desire and the avenging angel.

The naked bodies, scandalous in the 60's, now in an age of image bombardment, have a diminished potency.  The beauty of the protagonist still projects as does her guile.

cut X cert   Passed X after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1967 cinema release

The submitted running time was noted as 89:45s

Mankillers

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Mankillers Edd Byrnes

Mankillers is a 1987 USA action film by David A Prior.
Starring Edd Byrnes, Gail Fisher and Edy Williams. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1987 18 rated VHS.

Summary Notes

A female CIA agent is assigned to train and lead an all-female squad to Colombia to stop a renegade agent who has hired himself out to a drug cartel.

best available
best
available
MPAA
Unrated
~84:00s US: An unknown version is MPAA Unrated for:
Olive Films gives the disclaimer:
Mankillers is presented using the best available elements provided by Slasher // Video. Not sourced from an HD Master; remastered from PAL Beta SP and upconverted to BluRay and DVD specifications.

In fact the film is about 4 minutes shorter than would be expected for an uncut version. However that could be explained by PAL to NTSC conversions.

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
1:45s
18 86:42s

submitted
88:29s
UK: Passed 18 after 1:45s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1987 Avatar Film Corporation VHS
Mantis in Lace

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The Harry Novak Collection Volume

Uncut at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

87:14s 1968 US erotic thriller by William Rotsler.
With Susan Stewart, Steve Vincent and James Brand. IMDb

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex, sexualised nudity, hard drug use and bloody violence for:

  • 2012 Freemantle/Revelation Harry Novak Collection R2 DVD at UK Amazon for release on 23rd April 2012

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Summary Review: Trippy

A topless dancer attracts, seduces, then murders the men she sleeps with using household tools.

This little gem is one of the first key films to combine gore with sleaze. Groovy 60s psychedelia, go-go dancers, sexploitation and horror, all beautifully photographed by Laszlo Kovacs, collide in a kaleidoscope of color and LSD laden sensibilities.

Not to everyone's tastes though, but Susan Stewart will win a few converts.

banned
banned
rejected   UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1972 cinema release
Mardi Gras Massacre

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Mardi Gras Massacre is a 1978 US horror by Jack Weis.
With Curt Dawson, Gwen Arment and William Metzo.
YouTube icon IMDb
Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Not released since in the UK. Uncut in the US

Summary Review: Cheese and sleaze!

Not exactly a straight slasher as many believe but it's surely as cheesy, and unintentionally funny as any slasher from the 80's.

Mardi Gras Massacre could be considered as a toned down exploitation low budget. The plot asks for brutality, violence, sleaze but the truth is that the execution of the idea isn't as half as good as it should.

The ritual method is repeated in all the death scenes. So we don't get originality or probably there wasn't enough budget to at least create three different gore scenes. It's okay but even ultra low budget slashers have at least two different killing methods! Anyways, Mardi Gras Massacre has generated some kind of cult over the years but sincerely, this isn't a must see. The movie should only be watched by b-movie lovers or morbid fans of low budget cheese and sleaze!
uncut
uncut
MPAA R 92:02s US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:
uncut
uncut
Video Nasty 91:51s UK: released uncut on pre-cert video for:
  • 1982 Goldstar VHS

Released on VHS in 1982 on the Goldstar label and later on the Market label. Banned as a video nasty in November 1983 and stayed on the list throughout the panic so became one of the collectable DPP39s.

Mardi Gras: Spring Break

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uncut
15 Certificate

MPAA
Unrated

84:55s Mardi Gras: Spring Break is a 2011 US comedy by Phil Dornfield.
With Nicholas D'Agosto, Josh Gad and Bret Harrison. IMDb

UK: The Unrated Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language and crude sex references for:

  • 2012 Sony R2 DVD

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  MPAA
R Rated
  There is also an R Rated Theatrical Version
Mardock Scramble: The First Compression

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  • Marudukku sukuranburu: Asshuku
Mardock Scramble is a 2010 Japan anime by Susumu Kudo.
With Megumi Hayashibara, Norito Yashima, Hiroki Touchi. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Exists as an 18 rated Director's Cut and a 15 rated Theatrical Version
uncut
Director's Cut
18

MPAA
Unrated

66:43s UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2012 Kase SAS/Manga Entertainment video [Theatrical + Directors] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2012 Kase SAS/Manga Entertainment video [Theatrical + Directors] R2 DVD at UK Amazon

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

BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut
3:41s

15 Certificate 62:45s UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2012 Kase SAS/Manga Entertainment video [Theatrical + Directors] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2012 Kase SAS/Manga Entertainment video [Theatrical + Directors] R2 DVD at UK Amazon

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . The original Japanese Theatrical Version is closer to the original Ubukata's novel which doesn't contain THAT much sex and violence, while his Director's Cut focuses much more on Rune's occupation as a prostitute and the abuse by her father in her childhood.

Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion

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Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion is a 2011 Japan animation sci-fi by Susumu Kudo.
With Megumi Hayashibara, Tsutomu Isobe and Kazuya Nakai. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Exists as a Director's Cut and Theatrical Version
uncut
Director's Cut
15 Certificate 61:58s UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for moderate nudity, sex references and strong bloody violence for:
  • 2012 Kase SAS/Manga Entertainment video [Theatrical + Directors] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2012 Kase SAS/Manga Entertainment video [Theatrical + Directors] R2 DVD at UK Amazon

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com . The 2:47s of additional material is uncontentious and adds little.

uncut
Theatrical Version
15 Certificate 59:17s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for moderate nudity, sex references and strong bloody violence:
  • 2012 Kase SAS/Manga Entertainment video [Theatrical + Directors] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2012 Kase SAS/Manga Entertainment video [Theatrical + Directors] R2 DVD at UK Amazon
Margaret

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uncut
  15 Certificate 179:06s Margaret is a 2011 US drama by Kenneth Lonergan.
With Anna Paquin, Matt Damon and Mark Ruffalo. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

UK : The Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for:

  • 2012 20th Century Fox R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2012 20th Century Fox Online

US: The Extended Version is uncut for:

  • 2012 Fox Searchlght [Theatrical + Extended] RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon

The director was timed out by his producers and a Theatrical version was produced without further input from the Director.  However Lonergan seems to have approved the end result.

After a very good critical reception. the distributors resurrected the longer original for home video release.

uncut
alternative
15 Certificate

MPAA
R Rated

143:41s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2012 20th Century Fox video
  • 2012 20th Century Fox Online
  • 2012 cinema release

US: The Theatrical Version is uncut for:

  • 2012 Fox Searchlght [Theatrical + Extended] RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon
Marillion's Brave

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3:33s 18 57:41s 1994 music video by Richard Stanley

Thanks to Bleach on the Melon Farmers Forum

Cut when submitted in 1995:

  • At 14.5 mins - After shots of bare branches blowing outside window, all imitable instructive techniques of how to fix heroin, including shots of spoon being heated over flame, tourniquet applied to arm and tightened with teeth, arm being tapped for vein, needle pushed
    into skin, and arm clenched as tourniquet is loosened was removed. Drug abuse may be suggested by stylised montage of images, eg. syringe or pills being poured, but not by realistic details. (Shots of woman losing consciousness, etc remained.)
  • At 38 mins -In bathroom suicide attempt, all sight of razor blade, wrists being slit, nude woman`s entire torso lying back in bath covered with blood and later full-length shots of policemen trying to grasp her nude body were removed. (Shot of her sitting up in bath with zoom in to face and later CUs of half-submerged and struggling face remained, but emphasis on combination of blood and female nudity was removed.)
  • At 41 mins - In hospital sequence which follows, sight of slashed wrists indicating vertical slashes was removed.
  • At 51.5 mins - When young woman attacks her former lover, big close up of razor blade slashing neck was removed.
The Mark

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BBFC uncut 15 cert 121:54s The Mark is a 1961 UK drama by Guy Green.
With Maria Schell, Stuart Whitman and Rod Steiger. IMDb

UK: A Restored Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for paedophilia theme for:

It is not yet confirmed if this is an uncut version

BBFC
cut
X cert submitted
125:00s
=120:00s
UK: Passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1961 cinema release
Mark of the Devil

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  • Hexen bis aufs Blut gequält
  • Austria 1700
  • Brenn, Hexe, brenn
  • Burn, Witch, Burn
  • Hexen
  • Satan

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Mark of the Devil is a 1969 German horror by Michael Armstrong.
With Herbert Lom, Udo Kier and Olivera Katarina. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1971 cinema release and 1993 VHS which was withdrawn following police seizures. Less cut for 2003 DVD and finally uncut for 2013 Blu-ray/DVD.

Summary Review: Atmospheric Euro Horror

Udo Kier is a witch hunter apprentice to Herbert Lom. He believes strongly in his mentor and the ways of the church but loses faith when he catches Lom strangling Reggie Nalder to death for calling him impotent. Kier begins to see for himself that the witch trials are nothing but a scam of the church to rob people of their land, money, and other personal belongings of value and seduce beautiful big breasted women.

This film contains very strong graphic torture including a women's tongue being ripped out of her head, nuns being raped (in the opening credits), and lots of beatings.

Back in its day, this film was probably the most controversial movie ever made as it depicted the witch trials going on Europe during the darkest page of human existence.

The entire cast gives it their all and makes this film believable. The only hindrance is the dubbing, but for foreign horror film fans like me, dubbing just adds to the charm.

I was pleasantly surprised and got a much better film than I was expecting. If you're a fan of atmospheric Euro horror, don't believe all the bad hype as this film is a true gem.

uncut
uncut

 

18 

MPAA R

MPAA
Unrated

 

96:34s
=92:42s
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence and torture with previous cuts waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

This Cheezy release has been widely criticised for poor sound quality and a washed out picture. It does however boast of including a vomit bag.
BBFC cut
38s
18 92:04s UK: Passed 18 after some previous cuts were waived for:
  • 2003 Anchor Bay R2 DVD

The BBFC commented:

  • Cut required to scene of sexualised torture

The BBFC cuts were:

  • Nudity has been removed from the scene showing a partially naked girl (Gaby Fuchs) on the rack suffering also from her feet being branded
BBFC cut
4:27s
18 87:57s UK: Passed 18 after 4:27s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1993 Redemption VHS

Thanks to Vincenzo and Daniel Stillings. The BBFC cuts were:

  • At 37 mins - In scene where blonde is stretched on rack, remove all close shots of hands and fingers being tortured. [12s. Thumb screw torture suffered by Gaby Fuchs].
  • At 41 mins - Remove entire scene of blonde being tortured on rack, including shots of branding and all sight of breast nudity. [1:59s. Gaby Fuchs being stretched half naked on the rack and having her feet branded with hot
    irons].
  • At 48 mins - After man's pants are pulled down, remove scene of him forced on to bed of spikes, including screams, sight of blood from buttocks and blood on feet. [12s removed details of the Baron sitting on nails and having his feet whipped].
  • At 50 mins - After first appearance of complicated device, remove remaining sequence of removal of blonde woman's tongue, starting with sight of fitting contraption round her head, and including close shot of blood dripping from mouth. [55s]
  • At 64 mins - Remove all close shots of stiletto pushed into man's stomach as he is held against painting. [6s removed from torture of the puppeteer].
  • At 73 mins - After shot of man whipping body below screen, remove sight of shackled feet and striated back. [4s removed from the Baron being whipped on his back].
  • At 76 mins - Severely reduce sequence where bearded man attempts to rape woman thrown on bed, cutting just after first close shot of hand clutching sheet and before sight of bodice pulled down to give prominence to heaving breast. Resume on extreme close up of man's eyes. [59s removing most of Cumberland's (Herbert Lom) rape of the puppeteer's wife].
banned
banned

uncut
uncut

Section 3 seizure

pre-cert VHS

92:42s UK:   Released uncut on pre-cert video for:
  • 1981 Intervision VHS
Intervision released this video uncut prior to the Video Recordings Act but it was rapidly withdrawn after police sezures. The video was seized subject to an Obscene Publications Act Section 3 Seizure Order
BBFC cut
cut
X cert submitted
93:47s =90:02s
UK: A short version was passed X (18) after substantial BBFC cuts for:
  • 1971 cinema release

Thanks to Vincenzo. The BBFC cuts were:

  • Reel 1 - Drastically shorten the scene of women being burnt at the stake, removing all shots in which they appear to be in contact with the flames.
  • Reel 1 - Remove all shots of Albino piercing Vanessa's back with a sharp instrument, together with the sound of her cries.
  • Reel 2 - Remove all shots and sounds of Albino lashing Vanessa and sounds of her cries.
  • Reel 2 - Remove the shot of Deidre's bruised and bleeding hands when she is brought in by Albino.
  • Reel 3 - Remove the entire scene in which Deidre is seen and heard on the rack, and all shots of her hands being placed in the thumbscrews.
  • Reel 3 - Remove the whole of the second scene in which Deidre is seen and heard on the rack, with all shots and sounds of her feet being burned and shots of her feet afterwards.
  • Reel 3 - Remove the entire episode in which a young couple are seen making love in a bedroom and afterwards Albino and his henchmen break down the door, try to rape the girl, and stab the man.
  • Reel 3 - Remove all shots and sounds of the Baron being set upon a bed of spikes and flogged.
  • Reel 3 - Remove entire scene in which Deidre is tortured and her tongue is torn out, and all shots of her bleeding face and mouth afterwards.
  • Reel 4 - Drastically reduce the shots of the burning of Deidre. The scene should start after she has been hauled up when the man sets the torch to the faggots, and there should be no shots of her apparently in contact with the flames.
  • Reel 4 - Remove all shots and sounds of the Baron being tortured by thumbscrews or by having a fire lit under him.
  • Reel 4 - Remove all shots of the puppetmaster being stabbed in the stomach with a stiletto.
  • Reel 4 - Remove the incident in which a man is stabbed in the eye and shots of him holding his bleeding eye afterwards.
  • Reel 4 - Remove all shots and sounds of the rape of the puppetmaster's wife by Cumberland, stopping the scene as he chases her into the bedroom.
  • Reel 4 - Reel 5 - Remove all shots of the Baron when he is bound and screaming. Remove the flash shot of the Baron's head being severed and the shot of his body twitching afterwards.
  • Reel 4 - Remove the shot showing a dead man with a severed arm and bleeding stump.
  • Reel 4 - Remove all shots showing the spiked belt which is placed around Christian's waist, leaving only the suggestion that he is hung up and brutally killed in an unknown way.
Marked for Death

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Marked Death Blu ray Steven Seagal

Marked for Death is a 1990 USA action crime thriller by Dwight H Little.
With Steven Seagal, Basil Wallace and Keith David. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
18 rated and cut by the BBFC for all versions until the 2013 Blu-ray which was passed 15 uncut

Summary Review:  Favourite

Chicago DEA agent John Hatcher has just returned from Colombia, where his partner was killed in the line of duty by a drug dealer who has since been taken down. As a result of his partner's death, John has decided to retire, but his retirement may not be permanent.

The film has some terrific action sequences and set pieces, example being the shopping centre fight which really showcases Seagal's talents. This has excellent pacing as well as good location shoots. The score for Marked for Death is amazing, suiting the film so well, giving it the right sinister kind of atmosphere. The voodoo elements were cool, Screwface has to be one of the best villains and the twist at the end is unexpected.

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Steven Seagal: The Complete Cuts
 

uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA R

93:15s
=89:31s
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, violence, drug use, nudity and sex references for:
  • 2013 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

BBFC cut
18s
18 89:09s UK: Passed 18 after about 18s of BBFC cuts with the arm break cut waived for:
  • 2003 20th Century Fox R2 DVD
  • 2001 20th Century Fox DVD

The  cuts for this version are:

  • The night-time raid on Screwface's house in Jamaica has lost a neck break and then an arm-break (6 secs).
  • The end battle between Seagal and Screwface has been cut in two places - firstly a close-up of Seagal gouging out Screwface's eyes is missing (3 secs) and then a few seconds later a vicious back-break (9 secs) after the two have crashed through the stone wall.

The version showing on Sky TV is also cut (though slightly differently). The recent Channel 5 screening contains all of the above footage - on network television! - in exchange for a brief snip to the opening scene - a hand severing - which is present in the video version.

BBFC cut
22s
18 89:05s UK: P assed 18 after a further BBFC cut which now added up to 22s for:
  • 1999 20th Century Fox VHS
  • 1991 CBS/Fox VHS

The cuts for this version are:

  • The cinema cuts were replicated but implemented slightly differently.
  • The night-time raid on Screwface's house in Jamaica, which had already lost an arm break in the cinema cuts, loses an additional neck break
BBFC cut
8s
18   UK: Passed 18 after 8s of BBFC cuts for violence for:
  • 1990 cinema release

The cuts for this version are:

  • The fight in the department store between Seagal and the Jamaicans is missing an arm-break (3 secs).
  • The night-time raid on Screwface's house in Jamaica, has lost another arm-break (6 secs)- this occurs just before Seagal faces Screwface's twin brother.
  • The end battle between Seagal and Screwface has been cut in two places - firstly a close-up of Seagal gouging out Screwface's eyes is missing (3 secs) and then a few seconds later a vicious back-break (9 secs) after the two have crashed through the stone wall.
Marketa Lazarova

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3s 15 cert 158:40s 1967 Czech drama by Frantisek Vlácil

The BBFC cut 3s from the 2008 Second Run DVD: A cut was required to remove sight of a snake being stabbed and rearing up in pain

Marmaduke

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BBFC
advised
cuts
U cert 84:29s Marmaduke is a 2010 US children's comedy by Tom Dey.
With Owen Wilson, Judy Greer and Lee Pace. IMDb

Passed U after BBFC advised category cuts were implemented for:

  • 2010 20th Century Fox R2 DVD
  • 2010 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

  • Company chose to remove a use of discriminatory language ('spaz') in order to achieve a U classification. An uncut 12A classification was available.

The Cuts were:

  • What a gargantuan spaz  was replaced with : What a gargantuan klutz

Gavin Salkeld Adds:

The BBFC list this dialogue substitution in a red box on their website, which generally (I believe) means the cuts were made after formal submission.

The BBFC annual report wrongly claims the film was passed PG, and that the cuts were made following an advice screening (which would usually place the cuts in a yellow box on the film's database listing).

Either way, the UK edition is cut

Marquis de Sade's Justine

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  • Marquis de Sade: Justine
  • Marquise de Sade's Justine
  • Justine and Juliet
  • Deadly Sanctuary
  • Justine
  • Justine ovvero le disavventure della virtù

Marquis Sade s Justine DVD

Marquis de Sade's Justine is a1969 Italian horror by Jesus Franco.
With Klaus Kinski, Romina Power and Maria Rohm. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
A short version was cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release. It is uncut on home vide and is uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US

Summary Review : Pretty Tame

Justine tells the tale of two beautiful sisters, Juliette, an amoral nymphomaniac, and Justine, who seeks a life of chastity and virtue. Unfortunately for Justine, while her depraved sister finds nothing but success and happiness, she suffers constant despair and abuse, being raped, tortured, whipped, and accused of theft amongst umpteen other disasters during her turbulent young life.

This tale isn't bad, and fairly explicit, for the late 60's, but is still pretty tame, by today's standards. It has a weird appearance by Jack Palance, as a mad monk. Also, a limited appearance by the late Klaus Kinski.

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

119:03s UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC cut
cut
X cert submitted
115:00s =110:24s
UK: A short version was passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1971 cinema release titled Justine and Juliet
The Marquis de Sade's Justine 1977 UK/West Germany/Italy drama by Chris Boger

See Cruel Passion

Marriage 2.0

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Marriage 2.0 is a 2015 USA romance by Paul Deeb.
Starring Nina Hartley, India Summer and Ryan Driller. IMDb
Billed as a crossover movie between hardcore and mainstream the film exists in 2 versions, a cut NC-17 rated version and an uncut Unrated version.

Summary Notes

Wander the Internet or your neighborhood and it's clear: throughout our culture, much of what was true 20 years ago is not necessarily the case now. Our relationships, romantic and otherwise, are in many ways beginning to reflect these new realities. Set against the vivid, natural beauty of Northern California and San Francisco, Marriage 2.0 follows a couple (India Summer and Ryan Driller) on their search for personal freedom, emotional and sexual bliss within the context of an honest and committed modern relationship. What makes Marriage 2.0 a different kind of relationship movie is its frankness; for all the pleasures of open relationships, jealousy and vulnerability do not magically disappear. This love letter to San Francisco - the cultural epicenter of the alternative relationship movement - suggests that the ideas of growth, novelty, and sexual adventure can exist within a millennial marriage. Marriage 2.0 tells a story both timely and universal.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
  US: The uncut version is MPAA Unrated
mpaa cut
cut
MPAA NC-17   US: Cut for an MPAA NC-17 rating for explicit sexual content and graphic nudity throughout.
Mars

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5s 18 86:51s 1998 release

A throwing star has been cut from the attack on the hero accompanying a female doctor.

The Martian

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The Martian is a 2015 USA action Sci-Fi adventure by Ridley Scott.
Starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended version, both 12 rated by the BBFC.
uncut
Extended Version
12 cert 151:14s UK: The Extended Edition was passed 12 uncut for infrequent strong language, injury detail for:
  • 2016 20th Century Fox Home Ent. RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 3rd October 2016
  • 2016 20th Century Fox Home Ent. R2 DVD at UK Amazon
Note though that a commentary track for the Extended Version was passed 15 so this would make the DVD/Blu-ray release 15 rated.
uncut
Theatrical Version
12 cert

12A cert

141:24s

 

UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 12A uncut for infrequent strong language, injury detail for:
  • 2016 20th Century Fox video
  • 2015 cinema release
Martin

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  • George A. Romero's Martin

Martin Special DVD John Amplas

Martin is a 1977 USA horror drama by George A Romero.
Starring John Amplas, Lincoln Maazel and Christine Forrest. BBFC link IMDb
Always uncut but exists in 2 versions, the Original Version and Italian Version. The film was caught up in the video nasties panic and was seized by the authorities, without ever being listed on the official list.

Summary Notes

George Romero does for vampires what he has already done to zombies - an intense and realistic treatment that follows the exploits of Martin, who claims to be 84 years old, and who certainly drinks human blood. The boy arrives in Pittsburg to stay with his uncle, who promises to save Martin's soul and destroy him once he is finished, but Martin's loneliness finds other means of release.

BBFC uncut
Italian Version
18 90:49s

UK: The Re-edited Version/Italian Version was passed 18 uncut for strong language, bloody violence and sexualised violence for:
  • 2010 Arrow (Italian + Original Versions) R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2006 Fremantlemedia/Arrow video
BBFC uncut
Original Version
18

X

MPAA R

91:04s
UK: The Original Version was passed 18 uncut for: UK: Passed X (18) uncut for:
  • 1979 cinema release
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC uncutOriginal Version

banned
banned

Section 3 seizure 90:48s

UK: The Original Version was released uncut on pre-cert video for:
  • 1982 Hello VHS

The video got caught up in the video nasties panic and was seized subject to an Obscene Publications Act Section 3 Seizure Order. However no prosecutions resulted and the video never made the official video nasties list.

Martyrs

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uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

95:10s 2008 France horror by Pascal Laugier

The BBFC passed the US Unrated Version 18 uncut for the 2009 Optimum DVD.

Note that there is an edited US R Rated version to avoid.

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

The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon

Marvel Avengers Assemble 2012 USA action sci-fi by Joss Whedon.

See Avengers Assemble

Masked Raider: Arcade Ace

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6s PG Cert 20:41s 1996 release by David Frost
The Masque of the Red Death

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Masque Red Death Hazel Court

The Masque of the Red Death is a 1964 US/UK horror by Roger Corman.
With Vincent Price, Hazel Court and Jane Asher. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for UK cinema release. Separately cut for US release too.

BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut

best available
best
available

15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

85:06s UK: An edited US version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2007 Optimum R2 DVD
  • 2005 MGM R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1989 Warner VHS

US: Cut and MPAA Unrated for:

Cuts from IMDb:

  • The BBFC cuts have been restored but the print used is an edited US version which a shot of Francesca being slapped across the face by one of Prospero's soldiers
  • Also cut, Hop Toad telling the female dwarf that no one will ever hit her again.
BBFC cut
cut
X cert submitted
89:57s
=86:21s
UK: Passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1964 UK cinema release

From cultmovieforums.com :

  • Reel 1 - Reduce shots of person on fire
  • Reel 1 - Reduce shots and dialogue showing Alfredo's interest in the female dwarf
  • Reel 2 - Remove all shots and dialogue in which Scarletti offers his wife to Prospero in return for admittance to the castle, and Prospero's reply "I have already had that doubtful pleasure"
  • Reel 2 - The whole scene in which Giuliana offers herself to the Devil should be removed
  • Reel 3 - Remove Giuliana's references to her conversion to Satanism, her forthcoming wedding to Satan and her loss of innocence
  • Reel 4 - Remove the whole scene in which Giuliana intones prayers to Satan and drinks from a chalice
  • Reel 4 - Remove the entire dream sequence
  • Reel 4 - Reduce to a flash the birds' attack on Guiliana, removing in particular all shots of her bloodstained throat, shoulders and chest
  • Reel 4 - Remove all shots of the "ape" struggling with a girl on the ground
  • Reel 9 - Reduce to a minimum shots of Alfredo (in the ape costume) catching fire and burning
Massacre at Central High

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BBFC uncut 18 83:54s 1976 US drama by Rene Daalder.
With Derrel Maury, Andrew Stevens and Robert Carradine. IMDb

Passed 18 without cuts for:

  • 2004 Cornerstone R0 DVD
  • 1998 Sovereign VHS
  • 1987 Apex VHS
  • 1977 X rated cinema release

There is also an Italian Version with inserted softcore using different actors. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

Massacre in Dinosaur Valley Massacre In Dinosaur Valley  is a 1985 Italy / Brazil action horror adventure by Michele Massimo Tarantini (as Michael E Lemick).

See Cannibal Ferox II

Massage Parlour

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  • Massagesalon Der Jungen Madchen
  • Massage Parlor '73
  • Salon Massage

Salon Massage DVD Region NTSC

 

Uncut version is available at:
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~87:00s 1972 West Germany comedy adventure by Eberhard Schröder.
With Lukas Ammann, Felix Franchy and Elisabeth Volkmann. IMDb

The US release is uncut for:

From IMDb:

France, a reporter working from an international news agency, manages to be paid to visit all of Munich's massage parlors. He wants to find the whereabouts of Sonia, a personal masseuse with whom he experienced perfect bliss.

banned
banned
rejected   Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1973 cinema release

Masss Masss is a 2015 India by Venkat Prabhu.
Starring Suriya, Nayanthara and Parthiban. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated 2015 cinema release.
BBFC cut
category cuts
1:41s
12A 150:57s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence after 1:41s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Cuts were made to remove and reduce moments of strong violence, including stabbings and a woman and a child being set on fire, in order to achieve a 12A classification. Cuts made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. A 15 uncut was available.
The Master

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  • Huang Fei Hong jiu er zhi long xing tian xia
  • Long xing tian xia
  • Jet Li: Dragon Fighter II

Master DVD Jet Li

See trailer from youtube.com

Uncut at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
uncut
uncut
18 88:56s 1992 Hong Kong/US action film by Hark Tsui.
With Jet Li, Wah Yuen and Crystal Kwok. IMDb

Passed 18 uncut for strong violence after pervious BBFC cuts waived for:

  • 2012 Cine-Asia R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2005 Contender/ UK Hong Kong Legends Collectors Edition R2 DVD

Summary Review: Jet Li comes to America

Uncle Tak, the old martial-arts master has problems with his former student Jonny who wants to kill his old master to show everyone who the real master is. Uncle Tak wants Jet Li, his best student, to come over from China to help. Jet is not familiar with the American way of life, but knows how to fight.

The film is played out mainly as comedy but is a bit slow and only really gets serious in the final 20 minutes. Jet Li is as good as he always is in the fight sequences.

cut
pre-cut
~4:00s
MPAA
text
~88:00s
=~84:00s
The 2002 Dimension release was shortened for reasons of pace
BBFC
11s
18 88:46s Passed 18 after 11s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1998 MIA VHS

The cuts were:

  • Knuckledusters, chainsticks & butterfly knives just cannot be seen by those sensitive Brits. It doesn't really matter whether they are being used or not
The Master of Disguise

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7s PG Cert 76:55s 2002 US comedy by Perry Andelin Blake

The 2002 cinema version and 2003 DVD were similarly cut by the BBFC. Company chose to remove dangerous imitable technique, a series of head butts, to gain a PG category. A "12A" uncut was available to the distributor.

The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon

Master with Cracked Fingers

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  • The Cub Tiger from Kwangtung
  • Snake Fist Fighter
  • Guang dong xiao lao hu
BBFC uncut
International Version
15 cert 78:30s 1971 Hong Kong action comedy by Mu Zhu.
With Jackie Chan, Siu Tien Yuen and Dean Shek. IMDb

The International Version was passed 15 without cuts for:

  • 2007 Film 2000 R2 DVD titled Snake fist Fighter
  • 2001 Film 2000 R2 DVD titled Master with Cracked Fingers
  • 1987 VPD VHS titled Master with Cracked Fingers

The International Version is a variant of the English Version of the 1979 re-cut but was shortened via deleted plot scenes. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

English Version   83:07s The English Language Version is a variant of the Asian Version 1979 re-cut but with a different final fight

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

Asian Version   81:40s Following the success of Jackie Chan, the film was substantially re-cut in 1979 to produced the Asian Version See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com
uncut
uncut
Original Version
15 cert 85:09s
=81:45s
The Original Version was passed 15 uncut for:
  • 2007 DVD.Com/Showbox R2 titled The Cub Tiger from Kwangtung via UK Amazon
Masterminds Masterminds is a 2015 USA action crime comedy by Jared Hess.
Starring Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis. Youtube link IMDb

Two different versions were submitted to the MPAA prior to release.

Both were rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, some language and violence.

Summary Notes

A night guard at an armored car company in the Southern U.S. organizes one of the biggest bank heists in American history.

Mastizaade

 

Mastizaade is a 2015 India film by Milap Zaveri.

See Banned International: Mastizaade

The Matriarch

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31s 18 84:52s 1995 release by Luca Bercovici
The Matrix

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Matrix Trilogy 3 Disc Set Revolutions

The Matrix is a 1999 USA / Australia action Sci-Fi film by Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski.
Starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne and Carrie-Anne Moss. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for a 15 rated cinema and home video release. Uncut since 2006. Uncut in the US

Summary Notes

Thomas A. Anderson is a man living two lives. By day he is an average computer programmer and by night a hacker known as Neo. Neo has always questioned his reality, but the truth is far beyond his imagination. Neo finds himself targeted by the police when he is contacted by Morpheus, a legendary computer hacker branded a terrorist by the government. Morpheus awakens Neo to the real world, a ravaged wasteland where most of humanity have been captured by a race of machines that live off of the humans' body heat and electrochemical energy and who imprison their minds within an artificial reality known as the Matrix. As a rebel against the machines, Neo must return to the Matrix and confront the agents: super-powerful computer programs devoted to snuffing out Neo and the entire human rebellion.

Cutting Edge: Quick Trims

BBFC cuts to  the 1999 cinema release, VHS and DVD.

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YouTube Quick Trims The Matrix

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uncut
uncut
15 Certificate

MPAA
R rated

130:39s UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong fantasy violence with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

As with channel 5 the Sky movies version of The Matrix not only featured all the removed head butts, but the much talked about "mouse cyber sex scene".

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

BBFC cut
category cuts
10s
15 Certificate 130:29s UK: Passed 15 after 10s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1999 Warner R2 DVD
  • 1999 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were to remove 8 headbutts to tone the film down from 18 to a requested 15. Thanks to Draven for the suggested layout: the cut shots are shown in bold:

  1. Fight sequence where the rebel leader, Morpheus (Larry Fishborne), is captured. The scene starts with Morpheus landing on top of Agent Smith in the bathroom.  after which they introduce themselves to one another.  Smith then squeezes Morpheus's knuckles as he moves Morpheus's hands away from his neck.  Morpheus then headbutts him as this is all he can do. After this, Smith grabs him by the collar and simultaneously headbutts him three times in a row after which he punches him in the chest.  This throws Morpheus back against the wall behind as per the shitty British version. 
  2. Fight scene with Neo in the train station.  Towards the beginning of the fight, there is a shot where Agent Smith kicks Neo which makes him float sideways in the air and then punches him into the wall.  Neo gets up after kicking away Smith.  He then attacks Smith via punching him in a cool martial arts manner As this is happening, agent smith locks Neo by both his arms and headbutts him twice. 
  3. Later in the same fight scene.  After Neo is hurled away into the air after one of Agent Smith's punches at which point he spits out blood (both in the scene and in his chair), he gets up and entices Smith towards him via hand gestures. after this he trades punches with Smith and then reverses the arm block back to Smith and headbutts him twice in much the same way that had been done to him a little earlier.  Neo then punches Smith in the chin and does the four cool kicks in the air and chokes Smith when he sticks his fingers out into his throat when his punch is blocked. 

Cinema version should theoretically be the same as the video version but as Dave points out:

I can confirm that The Matrix played uncut in several regions of the North West in England and in some cases with different scenes. In the Furness region in Cumbria North of England there was an additional scene when Neo stumbles upon Mouse doing some inventive programming on 'The Woman in Red' by making her breasts bigger in his software program on screen for better 'Cyber sex' manipulation.

This scene was deleted in all international versions (including the R rated print) and runs about 15 seconds with dialogue, but for some strange reason was included in our region's showing along with the 10 seconds of headbutts and violence. This had been confirmed by several friends who saw the film at that time. I also viewed The matrix in Manchester and it played the uncut R print minus the Cyber sex scene.

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

The showing on Channel 5 (May 2003) had these fight scenes restored.

Mawlana Mawlana is a 2016 Egypt mystery drama by Magdy Ahmed Aly.

See Banned International: Mawlana

Max Payne

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Max Payne is a 2008 Canada / USA action crime mystery by John Moore.
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis and Beau Bridges. BBFC link IMDb
Exists as a Theatrical PG-13 rated version and an MPAA Unrated Harder Cut. Both versions were passed 15 uncut by the BBFC.

Summary Notes

Three years ago, NYPD detective Max Payne's wife and baby were murdered. Max gets himself transferred to the cold case office where he can continue searching for the killer who got away. He's a loner, but two people reach out to him during a fateful week: Alex, his ex-partner who may have found a clue, and BB, the security chief at the pharmaceutical company where Max's wife worked. Meanwhile, bodies are piling up, some as a result of a drug on the street that is highly addictive and, for many who take it, brings hideous hallucinations. When one of the bodies is a woman Payne was the last to see alive, her sister comes looking for him armed to the teeth; Max must move fast.

uncut
Harder Cut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

98:42s UK: The Harder Cut version was passed 15 uncut for: US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
cut Theatrical Version

15 cert

MPAA PG-13

95:41s UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 15 for strong violence without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 2009 Twentieth Century Fox video
  • 2008 cinema release

US: The Theatrical Version was cut for an MPAA PG-13 rating

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

Max Steel Max Steel is a 2016 UK / USA action Sci-Fi adventure by Stewart Hendler.
Starring Ben Winchell, Josh Brener and Maria Bello. IMDb

The film was rated MPAA PG-13 for some sci-fi action violence but the MPAA notes that the producers will appeal the rating, presumably seeking a PG.

In fact the appeal was turned down and the movie stays PG-13 rated...

Maximum Overdrive

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BBFC
uncut

MPAA
12s

18

MPAA
R

93:57s 1986 US horror by Stephen King

No BBFC cuts to the 1987 cinema release nor videos/DVDs from 1987 to 2008. The cut US R Rated Theatrical Version was submitted in all cases

From cuts details on IMDb : There are three moments adding up to twelve seconds of footage missing from the final version of Maximum Overdrive. The footage was removed to avoid an X rating (due to the available rating system and standards of 1986). The removed shots were:

  • Six Seconds of the Dixie Boy shoot out.
  • Three seconds of the steam roller running over the boy.
  • Three seconds of the salesman's face falling into his lap.
Maximum Risk

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  • Bloodstone
  • The Exchange

Maximum Risk Blu ray Region Free  

Maximum Risk is a 1996 USA action crime adventure by Ringo Lam.
Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Natasha Henstridge and Jean-Hugues Anglade. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Uncut by the BBFC for cinema release but cut for VHS and DVD. Uncut in the US

Summary Notes

A policeman takes his twin brother's place and inherits his problems and a beautiful girlfriend. He is forced to kickbox his way from France to the U.S. and back while playing footsie with the FBI and Russian mafia. Not just muscles with a badge, the policeman must find the answers to some tough questions, none harder than what the heck is an accordion player doing in a sauna.

Cutting Edge: Quick Trims

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Cutting Edge: Maximum Risk

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uncut
uncut
No Cert

18

MPAA
R rated

100:50s
=96:48s
UK: Released uncut for:

The UK Blu-ray is reported by www.dvdcompare.net as uncut despite not being resubmitted to the BBFC.

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

  • 1996 cinema release

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

VOD:

BBFC cut
9s
18 96:15s UK: Passed 18 after 9s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1998 Columbia/TriStar R2 DVD
  • 1997 Columbia/TriStar VHS
  • 1996 cinema release

The 9s of BBFC cuts were:

  • The street fight in the alley between Mikhail (Jean-Claude Van Damme) and some Russian thugs loses a close-up shot of a flick knife being opened, as well as an arm break by knee, and a Russian thug's head been smashed through a car window.
  • A chop to the throat trimmed as car door is opened
  • A wrist-snapping removed from fight in house with thug. 
  • 2 close-ups of knife stabbing missing from fight in the Bank's elevator.
Maximum Security

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3s 18 84:18s 1997 release  by Fred Olen Ray
The Maze Runner

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Maze Runner Will Poulter  

The Maze Runner is a 2014 USA action Sci-Fi mystery by Wes Ball.
Starring Dylan O'Brien, Will Poulter and Kaya Scodelario. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were implemented for a 12A rated 2014 cinema release and for the DVD/Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.

Summary Notes

A group of boys, with no memories of their past lives, must escape a massive maze infested with deadly creatures.

uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA PG-13

113:26s
=108:54s
UK: Passed 15 uncut for intense scenes, strong threat, violence for:

Thanks to Braintree. It seems that the uncut version is just being given a restricted release on Steelbook Blu-ray at HMV.

US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for thematic elements and intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, including some disturbing images for:

BBFC cut
category cuts
43s
12 cert

12A

108:06s UK: Passed 12/12A for intense scenes, threat, violence after 43s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 Twentieth Century Fox RB Blu-ray
  • 2015 Twentieth Century Fox R2 DVD
  • 2014 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Distributor chose to remove or reduce moments of threat, violence and injury detail in order to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available.

See article from movie-censorship.com . There were 16 BBFC cuts totalling 43s:

  • Several cuts to the sight of an unpleasant infection
  • Several cuts to tone attacks by the scary Griever creatures.
  • Several cuts to dead bodies and an autopsy
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

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Maze Runner Scorch Trials Blu ray  

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials is a 2015 USA action Sci-Fi thriller by Wes Ball.
Starring Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario and Thomas Brodie-Sangster. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
BBFC advised category cuts were made for a 12A rated 2015 cinema release and 2015 12 rated home video labelled as the UK Version. Also passed 15 uncut for home video as the International version.

Summary Notes

In this next chapter of the epic "Maze Runner" saga, Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD's vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.

BBFC uncut
International Version
15 126:16s UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong threat, violence and noted as the International Version.

The 15 rated uncut version has a restricted release on s steelbook Blu-ray at HMV.

BBFC cut
BBFC advised
category
cuts
41s
UK Version
12 cert

12A

125:27s UK: The cut UK Version was passed 12 for frequent moderate threat, violence after BBFC advised category cuts were made for:

UK: [2D + 3D formats] passed 12A for frequent moderate threat, violence after BBFC advised category cuts were made for:

  • 2015 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

This work was originally seen for advice. The company was advised that the film was likely to receive a 15 certificate but that their preferred 12A classification could be achieved by making some changes. The company was advised:

  • to reduce moments of threat and horror involving zombie-like characters [Cranks], and

  • to reduce the focus on injury in a scene in which a man [Marcus] is beaten for information.

When the film was formally submitted, changes had been made and, consequently, the film was passed 12A.

The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials received 21 complaints in 2015. The BBFC commented in its 2015 Annual Report:

There were 21 complaints about violence and threat in The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials. Scenes include gangs of people operating in a lawless environment, and infected zombie-like people attacking other characters.

The distributor sought advice on how to secure the classification it was aiming to achieve. The BBFC advised that the film was likely to receive a 15 certificate but a 12A classification could be achieved by making some changes, including reducing moments of threat and horror involving zombie-like characters, and reducing the focus on injury in a scene in which a man is beaten for information. When the film was formally submitted for classification, these changes had been made and, consequently, the film is within the Guidelines at 12A where moderate physical and psychological threat is permitted, as long as horror sequences are not too frequent or sustained and the overall tone is not disturbing.

See article from movie-censorship.com . 17 cuts were made via cuts, replacement or reframing, adding up to 41s of missing material