O Christmas Tree is a 1994 USA animation by Russ Harris and G Brian Reynolds.
With Russ Harris and G Brian Reynolds.
Cut by the BBFC for 2005 DVD.
Santa has neighbors at the North Pole - two feuding polar bears named Iggy Lou Bear and Edgar Allan Snow. Both want to recapture the warm feelings of Christmas from childhood, so each intends to get a Christmas Tree of his own. The only trouble
is, there's only one tree in the whole frozen north! A hilarious battle of will and wit ensues, as the two bears feud to "win" the only tree in the land.
UK: Passed U after 38s of BBFC category cuts for:
UK 2007 Metrodome R2 DVD
UK 2000 Marverick R2 DVD
The BBFC commented:
Cut required to sight of cartoon character cutting through electric cable to achieve a "U" on grounds that this constitutes potential dangerous imitable technique.
La tumba de los muertos vivientes is a 1982 France / Spain horror by Jesús Franco (as AM Frank).
Starring Manuel Gélin, Eduardo Fajardo and France Lomay.
Uncut by censors but exists in two versions shot in French and Spanish with different casts.
During World War II, a small German squadron was assigned the task of carrying a shipment of Nazi gold across the African desert. Along the way, the squadron was ambushed by the Allies, and only one American soldier, Robert, survived. Years later,
Robert tells his story to a German treasure hunter named Kurt, who promptly murders him. Robert's son, upon learning of his father's death, vows to travel to Africa and find the lost gold himself. While the desert is hazardous enough by itself,
the dangers lurking around this oasis are more than any of the treasure hunters ever imagined.
Spain: There is also a Spanish Version which is the same film but shot with a Spanish cast
UK: The French Version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence and moderate sex for:
Obsessions is a 1969 Netherlands / West Germany by Pim de la Parra.
Starring Alexandra Stewart, Dieter Geissler and Tom van Beek.
Cut by the BBFC for 1970 cinema release. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
The obscure film OBSESSIONS (aka A HOLE IN THE WALL) was directed by Dutch artsploitation auteur Pim de la Parra and co-produced by longtime collaborator Wim Verstappen (BLUE MOVIE). This gritty, psychedelic Hitchcockian
mystery, which is notable for being the first Dutch film shot in English-language, starts in a savagely brutal fashion.
When a bloody painting of Vincent van Gogh falls from a wall and exposes a makeshift peephole, student protagonist Nils Janssen (played by the film's German co-producer Dieter Geissler) becomes an unwitting witness to a gruesome sex crime next
door. When his young fiancée Marina (Alexandra Stewart of Truffaut's DAY FOR NIGHT), an enterprising journalist, tells him about a report of a murder that she is writing, he naturally wonders if it's the very same killing.
The opening credits were edited after an advice screening during post production to darken a single shot of a visible nipple. When formally submitted later, it was passed PG uncut (i.e. no additional edits were made, but it is still
pre-cut. This is the worldwide version available everywhere).
Office Christmas Party is a 2016 USA comedy by Josh Gordon and Will Speck.
Starring Kate McKinnon, Olivia Munn and Jennifer Aniston.
Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Version.
When the CEO (Jennifer Aniston) tries to close her hard-partying brother's branch, he (T.J. Miller) and his Chief Technical Officer (Jason Bateman) must rally their co-workers and host an epic office Christmas party in an effort to impress a
potential client and close a sale that will save their jobs.
UK: The Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language, sex references, drug misuse for:
Oldboy was classified uncut because the Cinematograph Films (Animals) Act 1937, which is mentioned in the article, only applies to "protected animals" as defined by the Animal Welfare Act 2006. Currently invertebrates, such as octopuses,
are not covered by the 2006 act and we therefore had no grounds on which to intervene.
The Oldest Profession is a 1967 France / Italy / West Germany comedy drama by Claude Autant-Lara, Mauro Bolognini...
Starring Michčle Mercier, Enrico Maria Salerno and Gabriele Tinti.
Exists as an uncut French Version and a cut US Version.
A collection of sketches on prostitution through the ages. 1) "The Prehistoric Era": A caveman discovers that a cavewoman is more attractive when cave paint is applied to her face. And she can earn more seashells that way. 2) "Roman
Nights": The Emperor goes out seeking a little nocturnal amusement, only to find that the high-priced, Oriental courtesan he hires is his wife, the Empress. 3) "Mademoiselle Mimi": In revolutionary France, Mimi finds that her
client, the nephew of a marquis, is more interested in watching the guillotinings out her window than he is in going to bed. 4) "The Gay Nineties": When Nini discovers by accident that her antiquated customer is a banker, she pretends to
be an honest woman who has fallen in love with him. She even pays him, just like a gigolo! 5) "Paris Today": Two girls pick up clients by driving around in a car, and then an ambulance. Police pull the vehicle over for speeding. 6)
"Anticipation": Demetrius has just arrived on Earth from another ...
Before the formal submission of the film, the company was given advice that the strength of the beating delivered by Bill Sykes (Jamie Foreman) to Nancy (Leanne Rowe) was unlikely to be acceptable at the PG category. The
footage was reduced in strength in the version submitted for classification.
The cinema release was edited by the BBFC to change a single line for theatrical exhibition:
During the dinner-party sequence, Angela Scoular writes her room number on Bond's bare inner thigh. After he says he feels a slight stiffness coming on , the line in the shoulder has been badly added, totally ruining the
suggestive joke. The edit persists into all home video releases worldwide.
From IMDb. The cinema release was edited by the BBFC to change a single line for theatrical exhibition.
A flirtatious dinner-party guest played by British actress Angela Scoular wrote her room number on the spy's bare inner thigh. After Bond says I feel a slight stiffness coming on, the line ... in the shoulder
has been badly added, ruining the joke totally. The edit persisted into all home video releases
A very short unknown version was passed PG without BBFC cuts for:
On the Buses is a 1971 UK comedy by Harry Booth.
Starring Reg Varney, Doris Hare and Michael Robbins.
Cut by the BBFC for an A rated 1971 cinema release. The cuts persisted into all home video releases since
Stan gets a little annoyed when his Mum and Sister keep buying expensive items on hire purchase, but the money he earns for overtime working as a bus driver means that he can afford it... just! His job is secure, as bus drivers are hard to come
by, and his overtime prospects are good, until the bus company decide to revoke a long standing rule and employ women bus drivers. Aghast at the thought of no overtime and, therefore, less wages, he joins forces with his long time work colleague
Jack to sabotage the new female employees.
Once Upon a Time in America is a 1984 Italy/USA crime drama by Sergio Leone.
With Robert De Niro, James Woods and Elizabeth McGovern.
Started life in Italy as an 250 minute preview cut. This was edited down to the Director's preferred version of 229m. The BBFC cut this by 10-16s for UK releases until 2001. The BBFC cuts were waived for 2002 release. US theatrical releases were
shortened to 192 and then 139m but the Director's Cut has been used for home video. The original 250m version was restored (to 256m) for a showing at Cannes in 2012. This wasn't initially distributed outside of Italy for rights reasons. However
this was eventually released in the US in 2014 as the Extended Director's Cut.
A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.
Extended Director's Cut
UK: The Extended Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, sexual violence for: :
From IMDb. Six extra scenes are added and the colour tone of the film is more yellow:
After Noodles looks upon his name on the memorial stone, he meets the cemetery director (an appearance by Louise Fletcher) and gets more information about the memorial. He spots he is being observed from a car and notes the number plate.
After the car falls into the water, the boys fooled around longer. Noodles eventually traces the car's license plate to Senator Bailey's address. The car that tailed him earlier in the cemetery emerges out of the compound and explodes shortly
After Noodles comes out of the door, the chauffeur criticizes his lifestyle (explains why he interferes during the rape). Noodles counters him with the financial benefits.
Noodles is left alone in the street after the rape. He visits a prostitute bar and had sex with a call girl.
Deborah performs the final scene of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra before Noodles goes to visit her backstage.
There's a pivotal scene of Max with Jimmy. Jimmy and his other associates want him dead because of his many mistakes. Jimmy suggests that he commit suicide with the line I'd be very happy for you tonight, if during all the noise of the
party I'd hear a shot. This scene explains why the car bomb went off during the second additional scene.
Once Upon a Time in China is a 1991 Hong Kong action historical biography by Hark Tsui.
Starring Jet Li, Rosamund Kwan and Biao Yuen.
Generally released uncut but there is also a shortened US version.
Set in late 19th century Canton this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial arts hero Wong Fei-Hung (1847-1924) against foreign forces' (English, French and American) plundering of China. When Aunt Yee arrives back
from America totally westernised, Wong Fei-Hung assumes the role of her protector. This proves to be difficult when his martial arts school and local militia become involved in fierce battles with foreign and local government. As violence
escalates even Aunt Yee has to question her new western ideals, but is it possible to fight guns with Kung Fu?
Once Upon a Time in China III is a 1992 Hong Kong action historical romance by Hark Tsui.
Starring Jet Li, Rosamund Kwan and Siu Chung Mok.
Generally released uncut but there is also a shortened US version. The BBFC cut the cinema release for a horse fall but this cut was later waived
In the sequel to the Tsui Hark classic, Wong Fei-Hung faces The White Lotus society, a fanatical cult seeking to drive the Europeans out of China through violence, even attacking Chinese who follow Western ways. Wong must also defend Dr. Sun Yat
Sen, a revolutionary, from the military. With his friends, loved ones, and the future of China itself at stake, Wong must once again use his martial arts skills to defend the innocent.
UK: Passed PG uncut for:
2000 MIHK VHS
UK: Passed PG after 4s of BBFC cuts for:
2012 Showbox/Cine Asia R2 DVD
2001 Medusa/Hong Kong Legends R2 DVD
1993 cinema release
Thanks to David:
In the cinema version, a horse trip was deleted. When the Made In Hong video was examined in 2000, a closer look revealed that the horse fall was in fact achieved safely and the cuts were waived.
However the cut crept back into the DVD version when it was resubmitted in 2001. This was down to an administration error. By the time the error was spotted it was too late and so the DVD will be released with an unnecessary cut.
Once Upon a Time in the West is a 1968 Italy / USA western by Sergio Leone.
Starring Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson and Claudia Cardinale.
BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A" rated cinema release in 1969. The film was uncut and 'AA' rated for 1982 cinema release. Uncut on home video with a 15 rating until 2003 but with a 12 rating from 2011. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in
the US. There is a longer Director's Cut released in Italy.
Story of a young woman, Mrs. McBain, who moves from New Orleans to frontier Utah, on the very edge of the American West. She arrives to find her new husband and family slaughtered, but by whom? The prime suspect, coffee-lover Cheyenne, befriends
her and offers to go after the real killer, assassin gang leader Frank, in her honor. He is accompanied by Harmonica, a man already on a quest to get even.
Italy: The Italian language Director's Cut runs with an extra 11 minutes of uncontentious plot.
The principal difference is the opening sequence, which is longer (look at Jack Elem's game with the fly), and the closing is also longer (the panoramic shoot is complete before the titles C'era Una Volta Il West appear). Another scene, which
is missing from all European cuts, is in this one: After the station scene, Harmonica holds his arm because of the terrible pain in it, and returns on his horse.
UK: The Theatrical Version was included with the International Version but there is not an obvious BBFC database entry for this version for:
2011 Paramount [Theatrical Version + Restored Version] R0 Blu-ray
at UK Amazon
UK: The Theatrical Version Passed A (PG) after BBFC category cuts for:
1969 cinema release
The 1969 release was missing Frank's line You also like feeling a man's hand all over your body, even if they're the hands of the man that killed your husband while in bed with Jill. The line was restored for all later releases.
One-Armed Boxer is a 1972 Taiwan / Hong Kong action drama by Yu Wang.
Starring Yu Wang, Yeh Tien and Hsin Tang.
Cut by the BBFC for 1973 cinema release. Probably the same version for VHS. Uncut in the US
After a fight, the school of master Hang Tui has to face the opium dealer Chao and his thugs. After a first defeat, the treacherous Chao hires a bunch of ruthless mercenaries. Tien Lung, Hang Tui's best student, is the only survivor, but without
one of his arm. He has to undergo very painful training to exact revenge on evil Chao and his deadly henchmen.
One Deadly Summer is a 1983 France mystery drama by Jean Becker.
Starring Isabelle Adjani, Alain Souchon and Suzanne Flon.
Uncut and 18 rated for 1984 cinema release. The follow up VHS was cut and it is not clear whether later releases are cut or not.
In spring 1976, a 19-year-old beauty, her German-born mother, and her crippled father move to the town of a firefighter nicknamed Pin-Pon. Everyone notices the provocative Eliane. She singles out Pin-Pon and soon is crying on his shoulder (she's
myopic and hates her reputation as a dunce and as easy); she moves in with him, knits baby clothes, and plans their wedding. Is this love or some kind of plot? She asks Pin-Pon's mother and aunt about the piano in the barn: who delivered it on a
November night in 1955? Why does she want to know, and what does it have to do with her mother's sorrows, her father's injury, this quick marriage, and the last name on her birth certificate?
One Direction: This Is Us is a 2013 USA music documentary by Morgan Spurlock.
With Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Zayn Malik.
There is an Original Version and an Extended Fan Cut with more songs
A look at Niall, Zayn, Liam, Louis, and Harry's meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the X-Factor, to conquering the world and performing at London's famed O2 Arena.
UK: The Extended Fan Cut was passed PG uncut for mild language for:
2013 Sony [Theatrical Version and Extended Fan Cut] R0 [2D + 3D] Blu-ray
at UK Amazon released on 19th December 2013
2013 Sony [Theatrical Version and Extended Fan Cut] R0 2D Blu-ray
at UK Amazon released on 19th December 2013
The Extended Fan Cut has more material and songs. Nothing controversial though
UK: The Original Theatrical Version was passed PG uncut for mild language for:
2013 Sony [Theatrical Version and Extended Fan Cut] R0 [2D + 3D] Blu-ray
at UK Amazon released on 19th December 2013
2013 Sony [Theatrical Version and Extended Fan Cut] R0 2D Blu-ray
at UK Amazon released on 19th December 2013
2013 Sony [Theatrical Version only] R2 DVD
at UK Amazon released on 19th December 2013
100 Rifles is a 1969 USA war western adventure by Tom Gries.
Starring Jim Brown, Raquel Welch and Burt Reynolds.
Cut by the BBFC for 1969 cinema release. Cut again for animal cruelty on home video. In the US the R rated version is uncut but the PG rated version is cut
Reynolds plays Yaqui Joe, an Indian who robs a bank in order to buy guns for his people who are being savagely repressed by the government. Set in turn of the century Mexico, it tells the story of his flight into Mexico and his pursuit by an
American lawman. They eventually become allies and team up with Welch to take up the cause of the Indians.
100 Tears is a 2007 USA horror by Marcus Koch.
Starring Georgia Chris, Joe Davison and Raine Brown.
Exists in an Original Version and an Extended Director's Cut. Never released in the UK.
After being accused of crimes he did not commit, a lonely circus performer exacts his revenge on those who unjustly condemned him. The act sparks something inside of him which he cannot stop and now, years later, his inner-demons have truly
surfaced. Part urban legend, part tabloid sensationalism... he is now an unstoppable murderous juggernaut, fueled only by hate.
This film stands out for having one of the most entertaining and brutal opening 15 minutes. It is a montage of gruesome killing and the audience gets to see every gory moment; there is no fast cutting away at the crucial
The only downside to having such a cool beginning is that the film shows its hand early which means suspense goes out of the window as the viewer is desensitised from this point in. The film then has to keep feeding visual
candy in the form of gore. It succeeds well; this film must have one of the highest body counts for a slasher movie
One Million Years B.C. is a 1966 UK fantasy adventure by Don Chaffey.
Starring Raquel Welch, John Richardson and Percy Herbert.
Uncut and A/PG rated in the UK. The US theatrical version was cut by about 9 minutes.
Caveman Tumak is banished from his savage tribe. He finds a brief home among a group of gentle seacoast dwelling cave people until he is banished from them as well. Missing him, one of their women, Loana leaves with him, deciding to face the harsh
prehistoric world with its monsters and volcanos as a couple.
The International Version omits 90% of the subplot featuring Muay's older sister, Ngek. The only scene she appears in is when Don causes her to overdose on cocaine. The cuts to this version creates confusion as to why Muay is upset in the scene
when George tells her people die .
After being forcefully inducted as a soldier into war in 14th century Japan, his wife and mother remain living in a swamp. They eke out their living by ambushing worn-out warriors, killing them and selling their belongings to a greedy merchant.
The woman comes to mistrust her daughter-in-law who has coupled up with a deserter, and begins to wear a facial mask she has taken from a slain samurai. Soon the mask will not come off again. In this disguise she is at first taken for a demon by
The ensuing drama is a tale of their sexual tension in the high summer heat, which is exemplified by the swaying of the reeds/grass, the faster the reeds blow in the wind the higher the sexual tension.
Shindo also uses Black and White to stunning effect at a time when it was probably easier to film in colour. This is a Cinematic Masterpiece!
The first heavily cut sequence is the battle in the chop-shop, when Mark Dacascos' hero takes on a group of thug mechanics. Not only have several body blows and weapons usage been trimmed, but an entire character - the blow-torch wielding
villan - has had his minute long segment removed. The cuts are obvious and the scene looks choppy.
The final showdown between Dacascos and the main bad guy (Paco Christian Prieto) is missing a number of martial arts moves, including repeated kicks, punches and a headbutt. This last cut is particularly obvious.
Opera is a 1987 Italy horror mystery thriller by Dario Argento.
Starring Cristina Marsillach, Ian Charleson and Urbano Barberini.
The film was cut in the US for an R rating and further cut by the BBFC for 1990 18 rated cinema and 1991 VHS release. The uncut International Version was passed 18 by the BBFC for 2002 DVD and is MPAA Unrated in the US.
A young opera singer (Betty) gets her big chance when the previous star of a production of Verdi's Macbeth is run over by a car. Convinced the opera is bad luck she accepts, and becomes the target (in Argento's unmistakable style) of a psychopath
- a man she has been dreaming of since childhood.
One of Argento's most dizzying works but also one of his most enjoyable. This being Argento's ninth giallo, he knew all the conventions inside out, so he plays with them mercilessly, using flashbacks, jump cuts,
juxtapositions in a captivating way.
UK: The uncut International Version was pass 18 with all previous BBFC cuts waived for:
OK Connery is a 1967 Italy action comedy thriller by Alberto De Martino.
Starring Neil Connery, Daniela Bianchi and Adolfo Celi.
BBFC category cuts for an A rated cinema release. Not released on home video in the UK. Avaialable in the US on VoD
The evil crime syndicate Thanatos is bent on taking over the world, using a magnetic wave generator that will cause all metal-based machinery to grind to a halt. However, the well-known British secret agent normally assigned to such tasks isn't
available, so they engage his civilian brother, Neil, to help. Neil, played by Neil Connery, is a world-class plastic surgeon, hypnotist, and lip-reader, which turn out to be precisely the skills required for thwarting Thanatos.
Reel 1 - Remove the incident of Thai and Mildred turning from the television screen and starting to make love after the man has been burned to death. [This was a scene where Adolfo Celi and Agata Flori smooch on a
sofa after watching a car crash into a plane].
The Orchard End Murder is a 1980 UK by Christian Marnham.
Starring Raymond Adamson, Cyril Cross and Jessie Evans.
Slightly cryptically the BBFC note that the 2017 18 rated video is the cut cinema version yet don't record any cuts to the cinema version.
Charthurst Green, Kent, 1966. Pauline Cox accompanies Mike Robins to a village cricket match in which he is playing, but becomes bored and wanders away. She fetches up at the local railway halt, where she is first entertained to tea by the
garrulous, hunchbacked station keeper, then upset by the intrusion of the latter's assistant Ewen, who proceeds to kill a rabbit in her presence. Making her way back to the match, Pauline is waylaid by the simple-minded Ewen as she crosses an
apple orchard; when his advances become violent, she tries to fight him off and he strangles her. That evening, the hunchback discovers Ewen with Pauline's body in the shack where he lives, and helps him to bury the corpse in the orchard. Later,
however, Ewen inadvertently betrays himself: the body is disinterred by the police and Ewen breaks down hysterically. Years later, the hunchback, who has disavowed Ewen, encourages the friendship of another village youth. Peter Jessop's carefully
textured camera work ...
UK: Passed 18 uncut for sexual assault for:
2017 BFI Video [Cut UK cinema version.] video
Slightly cryptically the BBFC note that this is the cut cinema version yet don't record any cuts to the cinema version
Orgazmo is a 1997 USA / Japan comedy by Trey Parker.
Starring Trey Parker, Dian Bachar and Robyn Lynne Raab.
Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended/Unrated Version.
Joe Young is a devout Mormon visiting Hollywood to convert the unenlightened. One afternoon, when Joe is preaching from door to door, he accidentally stumbles onto the set of an adult movie. The director evil Maxx Orbison offers Joe $20,000 to
star in his next porno as "Captain Orgazmo". Mindful of the financial burdens of his upcoming wedding, Joe reluctantly accepts the role.
When the film becomes a worldwide success, Joe s fiancée discovers just what he s been up to and insists that he quit the world of adult films. However, Maxxx recognises Joe s star quality and will do almost anything to ensure that
"Captain Orgazmo" will return in a sequel.
UK: The Extended/Unrated version was passed 18 uncut for:
Oriental Harem is a 1991 Hong Kong film by Fan Ho.
Starring Kin-Yat Chan, Lau Chan and Suk Fan Chan.
Cut by the BBFC for 1997 VHS
UK: Passed 18 after 1:18s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
1997 Eastern Heroes [Subtitled] VHS
The BBFC cuts were:
At 40 minutes. After close shot of man in straw hat, remove all sight of man tearing girl's short to reveal breasts and then assaulting naked bound woman, resuming after the line: I'll let you eat this way, eat it!
to see girl in close-up screaming.
The film's plot, script, and acting are only average, but the film is buoyed by some sizzling chemistry between Jolie and Banderas. Their sex scenes are extremely memorable, so make sure you get an un-edited version
This is an interesting movie for a few reasons. As stated above, the sex scenes are among the best ever filmed. It is also novel to see a film about a man who is actually obsessed about his own wife. I personally could
identify with Banderas in his willingness to give up everything for woman he knows he cannot trust. Heck, it happens to the best of us.
The cut US Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
Orloff and the Invisible Man is a 1970 France / Spain horror by Pierre Chevalier.
Starring Howard Vernon, Brigitte Carva and Fernando Sancho.
Exists in a cut clothed version and an uncut nude version.
One rainy night, Dr. Garondet is summoned to the castle of Professor Orloff. Making it to the castle on foot, the good doctor meets Cecile, Orloff's daughter, a seemingly deranged girl who is convinced that an invisible
phantom is at large on the premises. Orloff explains the story behind Cecile's insanity to the doctor--a tale involving premature burial, grave-robbing and flagellation--and invites him to stay over. As Garondet spends an uneasy night at the
castle, he finds himself sharing in Cecile's delusions.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for sexual violence for:
2017 Screenbound Pictures [Distributor Change] video
2003 Arrow Film Distributors [Dubbed] video
There also exists a clothed version with all the nudity clothed or obscured.
From IMDB. The rough cut made by Sam Peckinpah was shown to a test audience who walked out during the sex scene between Fassett and his wife. The producer wanted Peckinpah to cut the scene out. Peckinpah refused and was fired. Peckinpah's
Extended sex scene which is shot more wobbly to express how Fassett's breaking point for revenge had started.
Deleted scene of Osterman and Joe talking on the phone about their deal.
Extended scene of Virginia flirting with Dick on the phone.
There a deleted scene of John Tanner of having an affair with his director Marcia, there wakes up to find her dead.
The scene where Tanner and guest are arguing by the dinner table, in the theatrical cut Fassett switches on a Swiss ad, the Peckinpah's cut he has like a big image of Danforth.
Alterative ending is juxtaposed between Tanner searching for his family and the TV studio.
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for:
The Other Cinderella is a 1977 USA erotic musical comedy by Michael Pataki.
Starring Cheryl Smith, Yana Nirvana and Marilyn Corwin.
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1977 cinema release and VHS. Uncut in the US.
An adaptation of the fairy tale, Cinderella traces the misadventures of our heroine, who, via the help of her "fairy" (i.e. gay) godmother, is granted heightened sexual prowess to win over Prince Charming. After a blindfolded orgy at the royal
castle, the nerdy Prince must sleep with every willing woman in his kingdom until he finds that one, mysterious lover who so "stood out" on the night of the sex Ball.
The Other Hell is a 1981 Italy horror thriller by Bruno Mattei (as Stefan Oblowsky).
Starring Franca Stoppi, Carlo De Mejo and Francesca Carmeno.
Cut by the BBFC for 1981 X rated cinema release and 1995 18 rated VHS. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
At the peak of his '80s excess, Italian sleaze maestro Bruno Mattei using the alias Stefan Oblowsky stunned audiences with this Nunsploitation shocker about a series of brutal murders in a depraved convent. And while
his cinematic legacy may remain controversial, Mattei delivers a surprisingly stylized yet undeniably blasphemous orgy of stabbings, stigmata, Satanism, violence and graphic savagery that ranks among his very best.
The Other Woman is a 2014 USA comedy by Nick Cassavetes.
In the US the film was Rated R for some sexual references. The distributors were not pleased and appealed the decision hoping for a PG-13. They won their case and the film was reclassified PG-13 for mature thematic material, sexual references
The BBFC Insight (for an uncut 12A Theatrical release) reveals that the film has 4 uses of strong language, 3 more then the usual maximum limit for a US MPAA PG-13 rating. Presumably the reason for the initial R rating.
Out for Justice is a 1991 USA crime action thriller drama by John Flynn.
With Steven Seagal, William Forsythe, Jerry Orbach.
The film was originally cut for an MPAA R rating in the US and these cuts have persisted into all VHS, DVD and Blu-ray releases since. No further BBFC cuts required for an 18 rated cinema release in 1991, but the BBFC cut the follow up 18 rated
VHS video for violence. The BBFC cuts were waived in 1990 for DVD
Summary Review: Martial arts bar room brawl
Brooklyn cop Gino Felino receives a phone call alerting him that his best friend Bobby Lupo has been shot dead in broad daylight on 18th Avenue in front of his wife Laurie Lupo and his two kids by drug kingpin Richie Madano, who has been Gino and
Bobby's enemy since childhood. As Gino is hunting Madano down, Gino discovers the motive behind Bobby's murder. This is when Gino's hunt for Madano leads to the showdown of a lifetime.
With this entry Steven Seagal and director John Flynn delivered one of the most enjoyable action thrillers from the past 15 years. Out For Justice also show cases one of the best martial arts bar room brawl fight scenes ever put to film. Seagal in
his day was hugely popular simply because his movies were violent and he was enjoyable to watch as he snapped arms, legs and anything else that came his way.
The film was cut for violence in the US so as to obtain an MPAA R rating. The cuts were reportedly made to the finale:
cuts to Gino shooting a thug in the kneecaps
reductions to the death of Richie with a corkscrew
UK: Passed 18 after 54s of BBFC cuts for:
1991 Warner VHS
The BBFC cuts were:
The pre-credits sequence showing Gino (Seagal) beating-up the pimp is missing (9 secs) of Gino smashing the pimp's head through the side window of his car and throwing him over some trash cans.
The deli ambush is missing a single close-up shot of Gino pinning a thug's hand to the wall with a meat cleaver (1 sec). Resulting in the rearrangement of footage to accommodate the edit.
The fight in the pool hall has lost (8 secs) of Gino wrapping-up a cue-ball in his handkerchief - the BBFC clearly trying to disguise this makeshift weapon - resulting in the loss of the following dialogue: ...there's only two things
stopping you - fear and common sense...and I'm gonna cut your fuckin' head off
The raid on Gino's home has been cut, deleting (7 secs) of Gino wrestling with an attacker and shooting him point blank in the head.
The final showdown in the kitchen between Gino and Richie (William Forsythe) is missing (26 secs). Gone is the sequence in which Richie attacks Gino with a knife, only to have his wrist snapped, then a rolling pin, which Gino takes away and
proceeds to club him with, after putting Richie's head through a window.
An alternatively edited version has been shown on Sky and Channel 5 which included all of the above footage. However, this was done at the expense of other cuts.
This slasher, in which the victims are girls in the telephone sex business, gave the BBFC a lot of problems. Four murders were trimmed, and virtually all the dirty talk over the phone was removed. The censor even removed a five second shot
showing a bondage photo next to a telephone, and 11 seconds in which the killer puts a carrot into a victim's mouth.
The video was resubmitted in 2005 with most of the cuts waived. However the animal cruelty stayed on the cuts list as outlined in the BBFC statement: Cuts required to sight of cruelty to chickens
The 1997 video release from Missing in Action was cut as follows (Released as The Outlaws)
Various shots of Mok Siu-Chung and Frankie Chan breaking into cars were excised. Guess the BBFC didn't want potential car thieves to get any ideas.
After the scene in the nightclub there's a scene where Mok Siu-Chung and Sharon Kwok are attacked by a gang. We lose the shots where Sharon pulls a balisong (butterfly knife) out of her bag, twirls it and uses it against the attackers.
A close-up shot of Frankie Chan breaking into a house with a lock-picking kit was cut.
A sequence where chickens are thrown at the baddies to disarm them was cut for animal cruelty.
The Videosino video version was cut when submitted in 1991
The Outsiders is a 1983 USA crime drama by Francis Ford Coppola.
Starring C Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon and Ralph Macchio.
There exists 2 versions, a Theatrical version and the Complete Novel version
When two poor greasers, Johnny, and Ponyboy are assaulted by a vicious gang, the socs, and Johnny kills one of the attackers, tension begins to mount between the two rival gangs, setting off a turbulent chain of events.
Complete Novel Version
UK: The extended Complete Novel Version was passed 12 uncut for moderate violence for:
After a few test screenings, the film was cut by Warners, because it was feared the audience would not appreciate the movie's runtime. However the shortening harmed the film and the extended Complete Novel Version is much
better, especially as the extra detail improves the finale.
Overlord is a 2018 USA action war horror by Julius Avery.
Starring Wyatt Russell, Bokeem Woodbine and Iain De Caestecker.
Uncut in the UK and US but cut in Australia for an MA15 rating.
On the eve of D-Day, American paratroopers are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion's success. But as they approach their target, they begin to realize there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied village than
a simple military operation. They find themselves fighting against supernatural forces, part of a Nazi experiment.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, gory images: