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Pocahontas 2: Journey to a New World

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Pocahontas II Journey World Region

Pocahontas 2: Journey to a New World is a 1998 USA children's cartoon romance by Tom Ellery and Bradley Raymond.
With Irene Bedard, Donal Gibson and Jim Cummings. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for a U rating

Summary Notes

Pocahontas sets off on a journey to England with Meeko, Flit, and Percy. Hearing rumors of John Smith's death, Pocahontas tries to prevent war and battle.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
G rated
~81:00s
=~77:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA G rated for:
BBFC cut
category cuts
7s
U cert 70:07s UK: Passed U for mild language and violence after 7s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1999 Buena Vista VHS

From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were:

  • to remove 3 instances of the word 'bloody'
Point Blank

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Point Blank DVD Werner Schreyer

Point Blank is a 1998 US prison film by Matt Earl Beesley.
With Mickey Rourke, Danny Trejo and Frederic Forrest. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Summary Review: Over the top parody?

Convicted corporate criminal Howard engineers a prison break. The escapees storm a shopping mall and take a group of shoppers hostage (after killing many more of them) before making their demands. Only Rudy, a former mercenary and brother of one of the fugitives, can take out the criminals before more of the hostages die.

A tongue in cheek parody of that whole action movie genre, and a funny one at that. The slightly insane crime boss. Mickey Rourke grunts his way through the tough guy script with a bone dry delivery that make's you certain he's talking this whole thing seriously. Everything's over the top, the acting, the stunts, and Bruce Lee like battle's, an instant underground classic.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
R Rated
~89:00s
=~85:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:
BBFC cut
56s
18 84:54s UK: Passed 18 after 56s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1998 Home Entertainment VHS

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

  • 12s removed where Wallace threatens woman with a rifle that he pushes into her crotch
  • 42s removed soon after where Wallace threatens a woman by pushing his hand gun into her bust and then forces her to suck the barrel.
Point Break

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Point Break Blu ray Region Free  

Point Break is a 1991 USA / Japan action crime thriller by Kathryn Bigelow.
Starring Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves and Gary Busey. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for a 15 rated 1991 cinema release. The subsequent VHS release was rated 18 uncut and was later released on DVD. The rating was reduced to 15 uncut for 2011 Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

In the coastal town of Los Angeles, a gang of bank robbers call themselves the ex-presidents. commit their crimes while wearing masks of ex-presidents Reagan, Carter, Nixon and Johnson. The F.B.I. believes that the members of the gang could be surfers and send young agent Johnny Utah undercover at the beach to mix with the surfers and gather information. Utah meets surfer Bodhi and gets drawn into the lifestyle of his new friend.

Cutting Edge

Cutting Edge logo

cutting_edge_point_break.gif

Gavin Salkeld surfs the BBFC cuts to Kathryn Bigelow's action thriller

Cutting Edge Episode 13: Point Break
 

uncut
uncut
15 cert

18

MPAA R
MPAA

116:56s UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence and language, and some nudity for: UK: Passed 18 uncut :

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

BBFC cut
category
cuts
25s
15 cert 121:34s
=116:42s
UK: Passed 15 after 25s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1991 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were to remove bullet impacts, strong language and brief nudity.

See details and video of the extensive cuts at Cutting Edge Episode 13: Point Break

Poison Ivy

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Poison Ivy DVD Drew Barrymore

 

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

MPAA
cut

18

MPAA
R Rated

87:59s 1992 US thriller by Katt Shea.
With Drew Barrymore, Tom Skerritt and Sara Gilbert. IMDb

The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2011 Warner R2 DVD
  • 2009 Warner Online

The erotic scenes have been cut from the R Rated Version. See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

89:03s The Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for:

The US release is uncut for the MPAA Unrated Version:

Poison Ivy II: Lily

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  • Poison Ivy II

Poison Ivy 1 3 Region NTSC

 

Uncut version is available at:
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
107:04s
=102:47s
1996 US thriller by Anne Gorsaud.
With Alyssa Milano, Johnathon Schaech and Xander Berkeley. IMDb

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut

18

MPAA
R Rated

101:34s The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2004 Pathe R2 DVD
  • 1996 Guild VHS

About 2 minutes of coy sex scenes were cut for the R Rated version. See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

Poison Ivy III: The New Seduction

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  • Poison Ivy: The New Seduction

Poison Ivy 1 3 Region NTSC

 

Uncut version is available at:
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon

 

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
94:09s
=90:23s
1997 US thriller by Kurt Voss.
With Jaime Pressly, Megan Edwards and Michael Des Barres . IMDb

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut

18

MPAA
R Rated

88:50s The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1997 EIV VHS
Pokkiri BBFC uncut 15 cert 159:35s
=153:12s
2007 India action film by Prabhu Deva

A longer version was passed 15 without cuts for the 2007 Ayngaran Blu-ray

BBFC uncut 15 cert 148:38s
=142:41s
A shorter version was passed 15 without cuts for the 2007 cinema release.
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol

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Police Academy DVD Steve Guttenberg

Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol is a 1987 USA crime comedy by Jim Drake.
With Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith and Michael Winslow. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

BBFC category cuts for PG rated VHS. Uncut for PG rated cinema release and uncut for 12 rated DVD. Uncut in the US

Summary Notes

A new batch of recruits arrives at Police Academy, this time a group of civilian volunteers who have joined Commandant Lassard's new Citizens on Patrol program. Although the community relations project has strong governmental support, a disgusted Captain Harris is determined to see it fail.

uncut
uncut
12 cert

PG Cert

MPAA
PG

83:40s UK: Passed 12 uncut for slapstick violence for: UK: Passed PG uncut for:
  • 1987 cinema release
US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
BBFC cut
8s
PG Cert 83:27s UK: Passed PG after 8s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1987 Warner VHS

Thanks to Andrew:

  • The cut was to Steve Guttenberg jokingly opening a tube of superglue.

Not quite sure as to why this was cut. Some could argue kids could imitate it. True, but you still get to see Guttenberg applying the glue to a megaphone, then G.W. Bailey sticking it to his lips.

Police Academy 6: City Under Siege

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Police Academy DVD Kenneth Mars
 

Police Academy 6: City Under Siege is a 1989 USA crime comedy by Peter Bonerz.
With Bubba Smith, David Graf and Michael Winslow. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

BBFC cuts for cinema release and VHS, but uncut on DVD. Uncut in the US

Summary Notes

Those bumbling cadets take to the streets when three inept goons successfully orchestrate a metropolitan crime wave.

uncut
uncut
PG Cert

MPAA
PG

80:25s UK: Passed PG uncut for mild comic violence with previous cust waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:

BBFC cut
32s
PG Cert 79:53s UK: Passed PG after 32s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1989 Warner Home Video Video

The cuts were for BBFC banned weaponry:

  • In the scene where Lassard and Fackler go to the pool room. After entering from outside, it cuts to the inside on the line "Watch me hussle this old fart...", completely omitting Lassard and Fackler's entrance. This is because bad guys in the bar are seen throwing their weaponry behind the bar for safekeeping. The weaponry includes the then banned nunchukas
BBFC cut
7s
PG Cert 83:40s
=80:19s
UK: Passed PG after 7s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1989 cinema release
Police Story

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  • Ging chaat goo si
  • Jackie Chan's Police Force
  • Jackie Chan's Police Story
  • Jing cha gu shi
    Police Force

Police Story DVD Jackie Chan

uncut
Asian Version
15 cert 96:09s Police Story is a 1985 Hong Kong crime action comedy thriller by Jackie Chan.
With Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung and Brigitte Lin. YouTube icon IMDb

UK: The Asian version was passed 15 uncut for:

  • 2011 Cine-Asia/Hong Kong Legends R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2001 Medusa/Hong Kong Legends R2 DVD

This version is uncut and includes the cop peeing himself

uncut
Japanese
Version
Japan flag ~106:00s Japan: There is also an extended Japanese version that adds 9 minutes of plot to better introduce the characters. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com
BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut

15 cert 95:41s UK: A pre-cut version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1998 MIHK VHS
  • 1987 cinema release

A few scenes have been pre-cut and in particular a fear-stricken cop peeing himself is missing.

BBFC uncut

cut
shortened

15 cert 83:39s UK: A very short US Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 Palace VHS
Police Story 2

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  • Police Story Part II
  • Police Story II
  • Ging chaat goo si juk jaap
BBFC uncut MPAA
PG-13
120:57s
=116:07s
Police Story 2 is a 1988 Hong Kong police comedy by Jackie Chan.
With Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung and Kwok-Hung Lam. YouTube icon IMDb

US: The Japanese Extended Version is uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:

Reviewers have generally said that the original Hong Kong Version is preferred. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com .

uncut
uncut
15 cert 101:32 UK: The preferred Hong Kong Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
BBFC uncut

cut
shortened

15 cert 91:21s UK: The shortened Export Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1994 Polygram VHS
  • 1990 VPI VHS

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com . 10:39s of plot including some humorous jokes were removed for brevity.

Police Story 3: Supercop

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  • Supercop
  • Ging chat goo si 3: Chiu kup ging chat
uncut
uncut
15 cert 91:31s 1992 Hong Kong police film by Stanley Tong. With Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh and Maggie Cheung . IMDb

The uncut Hong Kong Version was passed 15 uncut for:

  • 1994 Imperial VHS

A cut US Version was created in 1996 to cash in on success of Rumble in the Bronx. The US Version was cut to reduce scenes involving drug use. See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

Poltergeist

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  • Poltergeistas
Poltergeist is a 2015 USA horror thriller by Gil Kenan.
Starring Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt and Jared Harris. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Version. Neither are cut in the UK or US.

Promotional Material

Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (Spiderman, Evil Dead, The Grudge) and director Gil Kenan (Monster House) contemporise the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever.
uncut
Extended
Version 
MPAA
Unrated
100:53s
=96:51s
US: The Extended Version is MPAA Unrated

Director Gil Kenan has revealed in an interview with Collider that the upcoming Blu-ray will feature an Extended Cut that adds 7-8 more minutes to the film. He's basically satisfied with the theatrical version and said that the material that's about to be put back in was initially removed due to pacing. This is largely background material introducing the family.

BBFC uncut
Theatrical Version
15

MPAA PG-13

93:32s
=89:48s

UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for strong threat, horror for:
  • 2015 20th Century Fox video
  • 2015 [2D + 3D] cinema release

US: The Theatrical Version is PG-13 rated for intense battle sequences, disaster-related action and brief sexual content.

The Pom Pom Girls

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Girls Blu ray Widescreen rated version

The Pom Pom Girls is a 1976 USA comedy romance by Joseph Ruben.
With Robert Carradine, Jennifer Ashley and Michael Mullins. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Originally R rated and uncut, presumably this was released in the UK. Later PG rated for a cut US release

Summary Notes

A football player at Rosedale High School is amorous of one of the cheerleaders, who is going with another guy. Another player can't decide which of two cheerleaders he wants to be with. Meanwhile, the Big Game with Hardin High School is approaching, and a prank war is in full swing.

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA
R Rated

86:09s UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, moderate sex and soft drug use for:
  • 2004 Hollywood DVD Video
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
MPAA
cut
MPAA
PG
  US: There is also a cut PG rated version
Pompeii  

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Pompeii s a 2014 USA/Germany action romance by Paul WS Anderson.
With Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss and Emily Browning. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
BBFC advised category cuts were required for 12A rated cinema release and 12 rated DVD/Blu-ray. The BBFC cuts were applied worldwide including the US where the film is MPAA PG-13 rated

Summary Notes

A slave turned gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts, he must fight to save his beloved as Pompeii crumbles around him.

BBFC cut
advised category cuts
12

12A

MPAA PG-13

104:20s
 
UK: Passed 12/12A for moderate violence and threat after BBFC advised pre-cuts for category for:
  • 2014 Entertainment One [3D + 2D] RB Blu-ray
  • 2014 Entertainment One [2D] RB Blu-ray
  • 2014 Entertainment One R2 DVD
  • 2014 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 stronger moments of violence where there was a dwelling on particular acts and
  • to reduce the emphasis on blood on bladed weapons.

When the film was formally submitted, changes had been made which addressed these concerns. Consequently, the film was passed 12A.

The BBFC further commented in the 2014 Annual Report:

The company removed some focus on detail of a man impaled by a bloody spike and also reduced the focus on blood.

US: The  BBFC cut version was MPAA PG-13 rated for:
  • 2014 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment [3D + 2D] RA Blu-ray
  • 2014 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment [2D only] RA Blu-ray
  • 2014 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment R1 DVD
Poojai

Poojai is a 2014 India action film by Hari.
Starring Vishal, Shruti K Haasan and Satyaraj. IMDb

Summary Notes

Vasu (Vishal), is a guy who due to some misunderstandings has come out of his rich joint family headed by his mother (Radhika Sarathkumar), and sets up a money lending business. D alias Divya (Shruthi Haasan) a modern girl falls for his good nature. A businessman and a contract killer, Anna Thandavam (Mukesh Tiwari), rubs Vasu the wrong way and bitter battle erupts.

BBFC cut
category cuts
4:08s
12A 154:04s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence after 4:08s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2014 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Distributor chose to remove moments of strong violence in order to obtain a 12A. An uncut 15 classification was available.
Poor Albert and Little Annie

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  • I Dismember Mama
  • Crazed

Dismember Mama Region Import NTSC

See trailer from youtube.com

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~88:00s
=~84:00s
Poor Albert and Little Annie is a 1972 US horror by Paul Leder.
With Zooey Hall, Geri Reischl and Joanne Moore Jordan. IMDb

US: The longest version is MPAA Unrated for:

Summary Review: Up Chuck Cups

Albert tried to kill his rich snobby mother once. Then he was institutionalized. Now he's escaped. Albert is after his mother again. And he will torture and kill anything that lays in the way.

When this film was originally shown in theaters, patrons were given free paper "Up Chuck Cups" when they purchased their tickets.

No one gets dismembered and there isn't even any gore. The best review suggests mediocre but watchable.

MPAA
cut
MPAA
R Rated
~81:00s
=~77:00s
US: The US R Rated Version is very short.
BBFC
5:12s
18 78:36s UK: The Unrated Version was passed 18 after 5:12s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1988 Network VHS titled Crazed

From IMDb:

  • Heavy edits to the scene where the maid is forced to strip at knifepoint, and later flashbacks to the same sequence
  pre-cert VHS 81:46s UK: Released without cuts on pre-cert video for:
  • 1979 Intervision VHS titled Poor Albert and Little Annie

All European releases seem to be this same version. Not sure how this fits in with the US versions

Poor Cecily

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  • Lady in Trouble
  • The Erotic Adventures of Poor Cecily
Poor Cecily is a 1974 USA drama by Lee Frost (as FC Perl).
Starring Angela Carnon, I William Quinn and Sandy Dempsey. BBFC link IMDb
Massively pre-cut and then further cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS and DVD.

Summary Notes

A poor little rich girl is sold into slavery to pay for her dead father's gambling debts in Renaissance France. The married couple who buy Cecily try to have their way with her, but she decides to have none of it, and runs away. The husband, in hot pursuit and with loaded pistol, dies in the chase. Poor Cecily, while on the run, unwittingly enters the land of a rich countess, and witnesses sexual debauchery.

cut
total
21:53s

BBFC cut
2:58s

cut
pre-cut
17:55s

18 62:02s UK: A heavily pre-cut version was passed 18 after 2:58s of further BBFC cuts for:
  • 2014 Salvation/Jezebel R2 DVD
  • 1998 Salvation VHS
  • 1987 Harmony VHS

From IMDb.

The cuts remove the entire and infamous dungeon-sequence
Poor Cow

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  • Poor Cow - geküßt und geschlagen

Poor Cow Blu ray Carol White

Poor Cow is a 1967 UK drama by Ken Loach (as Kenneth Loach).
Starring Terence Stamp, Carol White and John Bindon. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1967 cinema release. It is not know if these cuts persisted to home video releases, all 15 rated.

Summary Notes

A young woman lives a life filled with bad choices. She marries and has a child with an abusive thief at a young age who quickly ends up in prison. Left alone she takes up with his mate (another thief) who seems to give her some happiness but who also ends up in the nick. She then takes up with a series of seedy types who offer nothing but momentary pleasure. Her son goes missing and she briefly comes to grips with what is most important to her.

BBFC uncut 15 102:02s
=97:57s

UK: A restored version was passed 15 uncut for infrequent sexualised nudity for:
BBFC uncut 15 97:33s
 

UK: Passed 15 uncut for moderate sex references for:
  • 2001 Momentum Pictures video
  • 2001 Warner Home video
BBFC uncut 15 97:18s
UK: Passed 15 uncut for moderate sex references for:
  • 1988 Warner Home VHS
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
X pre 1970 submitted
101:43s
=97:39s
UK: Passed X (16) after compulsory cuts for:
  • 1967 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were to unspecified sex references.

Pooveli 32s PG Cert   1998 release by K Balachander

Cinema version cut by 32s so I guess the video will be too.

Pop Party 13

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Pop Party 13 Various

Pop Party 13 is a music video by Hannah Lux and Davis.
Starring Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj. BBFC link
This video may have the distinction of being the first victim of a new law removing an exemption from BBFC censorship for music videos. It was cut for category on the day that the new regulation came in, 1st October 2014
BBFC cut
category cuts
12:59s
PG 62:45s UK: Passed PG for mild sex references after 12:59s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2014 Universal Music TV video
The BBFC commented:
  • Distributor chose to remove stronger sexual content within music videos and to remove a use of strong language for PG. An uncut 12 was available.
Pop Party 14

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Pop Party 14 Various Artists

Pop Party 14 is a 2015 release music video
Starring Various. BBFC link
Heavy BBFC category cuts required for a PG rated 2015 DVD

Promotional Material

The Number 1 kids' music brand. Pop Party 14 includes a bonus DVD with videos from Charlie XCX and Ella Henderson.
BBFC cut
category cuts
15:57s
PG 65:24s UK: Passed PG for mild sex references, mild bad language after 15:57s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 Universal Music TV CD/DVD Combo
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove three videos which contained moderate bad language, mouthed strong language, and moderate sex references in order to obtain a PG classification. An uncut 12 classification was available.
The Porn Brokers

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cut X cert 58:40s 1973 UK semi-autobiographical documentary by John Lindsay

Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:

  • 1977 cinema release

From article [pdf] :

A semi-autobiographical documentary by the hard-core film-maker John Lindsay about the fledgling porn industry. Consisting mostly of vox pops, the film is partly a defence of porn (it ends with the voiceover declaring, In the final event Seventies British Cinema porn is rather like television. If you don't like it you can simply turn off ') and partly, and more curiously, an indictment of its own audience as sad punters who embody typical male weakness -- 'Men are such suckers when they look at pretty birdies, Lindsay remarks, adding, Men are nuts, they like to see this crap
banned rejected   Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1973 cinema release
Porn Diaries

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  • 9to5: Days in Porn

9 5 Days Sasha Grey

 

Uncut version is available at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~95:00s 2008 Germany documentary by Jens Hoffmann.
With Ace, Monique Alexander and Glen Alfonso. IMDb

The German release is uncut and 18 rated for:

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Summary Review: Titillating, realistic, sensitive

Strand Releasing brings us a new look at the porn industry with 9 to 5: Days in Porn , a titillating, realistic, sensitive film. It is a look at the people who work in adult films.

What we want to know is what kind of people make porn movies---what motivates them and how long can they last? Does porn affect their personalities and their private lives?

The film does not glorify porn or porn stars but rather it is an honest look at the industry. It is real and totally unbiased and no conclusions are drawn. Of course the movie does titillate but that is because the actors themselves do but that was not the purpose.

BBFC
5:03s
18 94:10s
=90:24s
Passed 18 after 5:03s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2010 TLA R2 DVD

The BBFC commented:

Company chose to remove clear images of explicit sexual detail during the filming of scenes for sex works and in clips from sex works. An R18 was available with these images uncut. Six compulsory cuts were also required to remove images of abusive and potentially harmful sexual activity.

The BBFC further commented in the 2010 Annual Report:

In some cases explicit sexual detail could not be justified and cuts were required before works were classified '18'. The Porn Diaries, a documentary about the contemporary US porn industry, is one such example.

The film includes fly on the wall footage of porn scenarios being shot that contain several brief images of explicit sex, pornographic in nature, together with images of dangerous, degrading and abusive sexual activity that would invariably be cut from sex works at 'R18'. Several cuts were required before the documentary was passed 18 .

The Pornographer

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  • Le Pornographe

The Pornographer DVD

 

Uncut version is available at:
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
uncut
uncut
R18 cert

MPAA
Unrated

106:05s 2001 France/Canada drama by Bertrand Bonello

Passed R18 uncut for:

  • 2002 Tartan DVD (unreleased?)

The US release is uncut and MPAA unrated for:

Review from US Amazon : Not that Bad

Now in his late-fifties/early-sixties Jean-Pierre Leaud is still a fine actor who hits all the right notes in his performance as an aging pornographer. Leaud plays Jacques, a pornographer that had a slew of hits in the seventies but has retired. He now has a wife and an adult son he rarely speaks too, but decides to return to making movies.

Problem is, porn has changed since Jacques was making it and he's not able to make it the way he wants it too. As his world falls apart around him, Jacques begins to re-examine himself and, in the process, begins to lose his mind.

The movie is actually a really good character study, although it sometimes takes itself to seriously. The movie has probably got more attention for it's graphic sex scene than anything else. This scene (which occurs about 30 minutes into the movie) is graphic...But it's not. You see more of the guy than you do of the girl, in fact you really don't see anything of the girl. It is, technically, graphic...But.

A lot of the reviewers on here say the movie is dull. I didn't find it dull; I actually found it pretty interesting and thought provoking. It's no masterpiece, it's not in a league with masterpieces, it's not even the best look at the world of pornography, but it's definitely an underrated film.

12s 18 105:56s The BBFC cut 12s for an 18 rating for:
  • 2002 Tartan R2 DVD
  • 2002 cinema release

The BBFC commented: Sight of man ejaculating on woman's face removed. Contains explicit images of real sex.

Portrait of Hell

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16s 12 cert 95:01s 1969 Japan drama by Shirô Toyoda

The 2002 DVD was cut by the BBFC: Compulsory cut required  to sight of cock fighting.

The Possession  

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The Possession Uncut Edition DVD

The Possession is a 2012 US horror thriller by Ole Bornedal.
With Natasha Calis, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Uncut in the UK on home video. The Theatrical release was cut for an MPAA PG-13 (after a failed appeal against an R rating). The US Unrated Version is uncut
uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA R

89:57s UK: The Original Version/Uncut Version was passed 15 uncut for:

US: The Original Version was uncut and R Rated. The distributors appealed the R Rating but the rating stood. The Original Version was not released and was then cut for a PG-13.

mpaa cut
1:39s
15 cert

MPAA PG-13

92:05s
=88:24s
UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2012 cinema release

US: cut Theatrical Version was released for cinema and home video

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . About 1:39s of cuts were made to 28 scenes to tone down the not particularly violent original. One use of the word 'fuck' was also deleted.

Possession

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  • The Night the Screaming Stops

Possession DVD Isabelle Adjani
 

Uncut at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
Possession is a 1981 France/West Germany horror drama by Andrzej Zulawski.
With Isabelle Adjani, Sam Neill and Margit Carstensen. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Never cut by the BBFC, but was banned as a video nasty.

There are several versions around the world but the 118min PAL/123min NTSC version is attributed with the tag Director's Cut. There is a rumour that 5 minutes were edited out the octopus baby miscarriage on the metro. This appears to be false.  The director himself has stated that the birth scene never did last 10 minutes. However a fair few scenes were cut during editing one of which clarifies what happens to Anna (Adjani). To the director's knowledge, none of these have ever made it to any release of the film.

Summary Review: Art Horror

During a secretive business trip away, Mark learns that his wife Anna is growing restless in what he believed was their happy marriage. Upon his return home, he learns from her that she wants a divorce. They both go through a series of different emotions related to their situation

Possession is totally extraordinary. Packed with symbolism, it can be read on so many possible levels of interpretation it's bewildering.  Set in a European city (obviously cold war Berlin) in an alienating mixture of ultra modern buildings and decaying grandeur, visually it evokes a sense of dislocation.

Thematically, it seems to be a study of a marriage in the last phase of destruction, with Sam Neill and Isabelle Adjani. What follows is a nightmarish and surreal two hours of startling images, bizarre acting and frequent bloodletting. Possession is a challenging art-horror.

uncut
Director's Cut
18 118:28s UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for:

US: The Director's Cut is Unrated for:

  • 2014 Toufaan R0 Blu-ray
uncut
Director's Cut
Video Nasty 118:23s UK: The Director's Cut was released uncut on pre-cert video for:
  • 1982 VTC VHS

VTC released the film on VHS in September 1982. It was banned as a video nasty in September 1983. In September 1984 it was cleared of obscenity in a jury trial and was removed from the list. VTC re-released the film with a toned down cover in December 1984.

BBFC uncut X cert 127:15s
=122:10s
UK: A long version was passed X (18) uncut for:
  • 1981 cinema release
The Possession of Joel Delaney

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The Possession of Joel Delaney DVD

uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA
R Rated

100:59s The Possession of Joel Delaney  is a 1972 US drama by Waris Hussein.
With Shirley MacLaine, Perry King and David Elliott. IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for moderate violence, threat and occult theme with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

Summary Review: Performance and Intensity

A woman begins to suspect that her brother is possessed by a voodoo spirit.

I first watched this movie when I was just a teen and was riveted to the TV screen. I was amazed at the performance of the characters and the intensity of the plot.

If it was to be redone today there would be no doubt superb special effects to make it seem realistic. Shirley MacLaine is quite the actress no matter what part she is playing on the big screen and even now I have high respect for her ability to perform.

BBFC
cut
X cert submitted 101:57s
 
UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1971 cinema release

From UK Amazon :

  • Reel 11 - The incident in which Joel menaces a woman with a flick-knife was shortened.
  • Reel 12 - The scene in which Joel forces a woman to eat dog food from a bowl was shortened.
Postal

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6:26s 18 96:15s 2007 US/Canada/Germany action comedy by Uwe Boll

No cuts by the BBFC to the Metrodome DVD in 2008 but the cut US version was submitted. The uncut German DVD runs 6:26s longer. See pictorial cuts from movie-censorship.com

There is a US Directors Cut due for release though which runs at 117mins in NTSC

The cuts were basically to remove sexual innuendo and Taliban jokes presumably for reasons of political correctness

Cuts from alternative versions on IMDb

  • Richard telling that an follower of D.O.O.M. works at Little Germany and will smuggle them in.
  • While the Taliban walk to their van to get to Little Germany, Osama yells "Shotgun" so he can sit on the front seat.
  • A sleepy Uncle Dave getting woken by Dude so he'll go to Little Germany too.
  • Longer suncream scenes.
  • Dude telling Richard to stop speaking with a queer German accent on the walkie. Followed by an conversation between Dude and Dave about Richard's retard-status.
  • Extended report of what happened with the Little Germany Security Guards.
  • Communication problems between Osama and Mohammed about the van that is parked outside.
  • Mohammed telling the Taliban that Tariq knows where Dave and his girls live, because he visits them frequently.
  • Instead of just announcing the show "They had it coming" about the victims of 9/11, they showed portions of it before the Taliban switched channels.
  • Dave not believing Richard believes the stuff he wrote in his Bible when he was stoned.
  • Dude trying to defend himself in the bunker, but getting beat down by Starr.
  • Dave promising he won't smoke anything again if that makes Richard happy.
  • When Mohammed asks for volunteers to wear an explosive belt, a Taliban volunteers Mohammed. But Mohammed declines, saying he would be happy to do so, but it is forbidden to him.
  • The Taliban congratulate Abdul the retarded Taliban on his "luck".
  • Seminar guy talks about Side 5 in his book which helps enslaving employees without having to use chains. But for those who want to be on the safe side he also sells chains.
  • The baby-stroller scene is extended and shows an actual baby inside the stroller.
  • Mohammed keeps the Taliban from getting out of the van in the final shootout for quite a while, so he can be safe a little longer.
  • Osama trying to get some change back from the coin-operated telephone.
  • Dude feeding his dog with an disembodied hand near the end.

Note that the US unrated version is the same cut movie as the R rated version but had deleted scenes added to the end credits

Power in Our Hands

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Power in Our Hands is a documentary film by Angela Spielsinger. BBFC link
Noted as having a re-edited version but no other information.

Promotional Material

Power in Our Hands is a ground-breaking documentary, containing newly digitised archive footage available to the public for the first time, on the Deaf community's fight for civil rights and principally, the right to be heard.

Combining social history and archive film with contemporary interviews, and released in the 125th anniversary year of the British Deaf Association, Power in Our Hands explores the secret history and heritage of the Deaf community in the UK.

BBFC uncut
uncut
PG 75:11s UK:  The Re-edited Version was passed PG uncut for infrequent mild sex references for:
  • 2016 cinema release
Power Rangers: The Movie

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  PG Cert 91:37s 1995 release

+ cinema cuts

Pranks

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  • The Dorm that Dripped Blood
  • Death Dorm

Dorm That Dripped Blood Blu ray

 

Uncut version is available at:
R0 DVD at UK Amazon Blu-ray at UK Amazon
R0 DVD at US Amazon Blu-ray at US Amazon
Pranks is a 1982 US slasher by Jeff Obrow & Stephen Carpenter.
With Laurie Lapinski, Stephen Sachs and David Snow. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

The cut R rated version was banned in the UK as one the celebrated video nasties. It was later released on VHS and DVD after BBFC cuts. A Director's Cut turned up in the US in 2011.

Summary Review : Typical Slasher Stuff

Another 80's college film in which all the "students" look older than expected. This is typical slasher stuff, with overly dramatic music that sounds ripped off from Psycho . Don't expect anything earth-shattering; you do get a cheapie, yet solid release for fans of 80's slasher/horror.

Expect a low budget, some bad acting, and if those are things you are able to tolerate then Pranks ain't half bad. Best served with lots of beer and a roomful of friends.
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uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~88:00s
=~84:00s
US: The Directors Cut is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

See  article from  mcbastardsmausoleum.blogspot.com : Director's Cut

If you think you've seen this film totally uncut... think again! Synapse Films is presents The Dorm that Dripped Blood in a never-before-seen alternate version containing additional scenes, extended gore sequences and a different sound mix.

This transfer was created from the only existing 35mm answer print of the original Directors' Cut entitled Death Dorm , a version of the film thought to have been lost for over thirty years.

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

MPAA
cut
MPAA
R Rated
~84:00s
=~81:00s
US: The R Rated Version is uncut for"
BBFC cut
10s
18 81:11s UK: The R Rated Version was passed 18 after 10s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2010 Cornerstone R2 DVD
  • 2003 Vipco R0 DVD
  • 2001 Protected DVD
  • 2001 Vipco VHS
  • 1992 VPD VHS

The BBFC cuts were:

  • 10s were cut from a scene showing a janitor being murdered with a drill.
MPAA
cut
Video Nasty 81:31s UK: The R Rated Version  was released without cuts on pre-cert video:
  • 1982 Canon VHS

Released by Canon in June 1982. It was added to the DPP list of banned video nasties in October 1983. It was dropped from the list in September 1985

Pray For Death

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  • Pray for Death
  • A nindzsa imája a haláláért

Pray Death Special Blu ray Kosugi

 

Pray For Death is a 1985 USA action drama by Gordon Hessler.
Starring Shô Kosugi, James Booth and Donna Kei Benz. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an 18 rated 1986 cinema and VHS release. Also cut in the US for an R rating although there is also an Unrated version.

Summary Notes

After a peace loving Japanese immigrant and his family become victims of a crime syndicate, a master ninja emerges.

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uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

Greece flag

98:27s
=94:31s
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, threat for:
Hopefully this is the Unrated version but the running time doesn't confirm this.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

The uncut version should run for about 98:27s but Amazon notes the release at ~92:00s. The Arrow release promotional material says that this release is based on the US Unrated version but the running time is then inconsistent.

Greece: There are reports of an uncut Greek VHS

mpaa cut
~4:00s
MPAA R 94:29s
=90:42s
US: The R rated version is cut by about 4 minutes
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
3:43s
18 89:23s

UK: The Unrated Version was passed 18 after 3:43s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1986 Video Programme Dists VHS
  • 1986 cinema release

From IMDb:

The film's UK home video release was cut by nearly four minutes. Any shots in which throwing stars and nunchaku are used were removed, as well as several scenes of bloody violence and Aiko's rape scene.

Predator

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Predator Single Disc Arnold Schwarzenegger

Predator is a 1987 US action film by John McTiernan.
With Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers and Kevin Peter Hall. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Originally passed 18 uncut by the BBFC but a heavily cut German version was distributed 2001-2003. Downgraded to an uncut 15 in 2013. Uncut in the US.

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uncut
15

18

MPAA
R Rate

102:08s UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, strong language and sex references for:

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

  • 2014 20th Century Fox [3D + 2D] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2010 20th Century Fox Ultimate Hunter Edition RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2008 20th Century Fox RB Blu-ray
  • 2008 20th Century Fox R2 DVD
  • 2007 20th Century Fox Definitive Edition R2 DVD
  • 2006 20th Century Fox Special Edition R2 DVD
  • 2001 20th Century Fox R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1998 20th Century Fox VHS
  • 1988 Film & Video VHS
  • 1987 cinema release

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut

18 101:33s UK: The heavily cut German Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for
  • 2003 20th Century Fox R2 DVD
  • 2001 20th Century Fox R2 DVD

Thanks to Luis Canau. The German censors cut the film to avoid indexing:

  • 23:43 - Dutch (Schwarzenegger) fires a mortar into a hut - we don't see a man projected into the air
  • 24:06 - Similar shot, with a scream being affected by the edit
  • 24:16 - 6 shots cut, removing a man in flames shot by Dillon (Carl Weathers), followed by him warning Dutch of an enemy, which is then shot by both (a shot presented the soldier being pierced by bullets, from behind)
  • 24:40 - When the helicopter in which the Russians where about to escape is blown away, we don't get to see a man falling out, in flames
  • 24:51 - After an explosion, a scene is cut in which two men are projected in the air, falling down on the water
  • 25:17 - A soldier on a tree is shot by a machine gun. Two shots of him falling down are cut, including one with him partially burning
  • 25:27 - Billy (Sonny Landham) shots two soldiers, amongst explosives. One is burned by the flames, but we don't see any of this;
  • 25:45 - The famous "stick around!" scene is removed. Three shots are cut: the enemy approaches from behind, Dutch turns around and throws the knife, and then says the one-liner. They left the enemy entering the frame though. The audience should think it's one of the good guys following the leader? We can still hear part of the scream that Schwarzenegger makes while he throws the weapon;
  • 1:08:22 - When Mac (Bill Duke) is killed by the predator we don't get to see a shot taken from a low angle, in which his head is dripping blood and his body jerks;
  • 1:10:10 - Other famous shot is almost totally removed: when Dillon's arm falls to the ground we don't see two shots of it still firing the machine gun and a third shot, in the middle, of his face reacting to the pain. There's only a brief moment of the arm hitting the ground left.
Predator 2

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  • Depredador 2

Predator 2 Blu ray Region Free

Predator 2 is a 1990 USA action Sci-Fi horror by Stephen Hopkins.
Starring Danny Glover, Gary Busey and Kevin Peter Hall. BBFC link IMDb
The film was originally cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. The cuts have persisted to all releases since and is the best available. The film suffered category cuts in Australia for an M rating, but was passed uncut at R18+ and later MA15+.

Summary Notes

LAPD lieutenant Mike Harrigan and his cocky detective partner Jerry Lambert soon realize that what seemed a bloody feud between voodoo high priest King Willie's Jamaican gangs and Ramon Vega's Colombian drug gang is actually the work of a scary third party. Peter Keyes's federal team shields the crime scene even for the LAPD. BUt after forensics proves it must be an alien, who keeps making victims, the chase brings them all together.

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Predator 2

Gavin Salkeld's Cutting Edge Episode 38:
Predator 2  
 

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
cut

best available
best
available

15

18

MPAA R

MA 15+

Australia R18+

103:30s

UK:  The R rated Version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, language, sex and hard drug use for: UK: The R rated Version was passed18 uncut for:
  • 2005 20th Century Fox R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1991 CBS/Fox VHS
  • 1990 cinema release
US:  The film was cut for an MPAA R rating for all releases to date including: Australia: The R rated Version was passed MA15+ uncut for:
  • 2005 Fox Special Edition R4 DVD

Australia: The R rated Version was passed R18+ uncut for:

  • 2000 Fox R4 DVD
  • 1990 cinema release. Unreleased as distributors made cuts for an M rating
cut
category
cuts
~45s
Australian M rating
Australia

Australia: The R rated Version was passed M after further OFLC category cuts for:
  • 1991 Fox VHS
  • 1990 cinema release

The OFLC category cuts were:

  • 2 shots showing bad guys snorting cocaine
  • an exchange between Harrigan and his boss loses the line: Which means you're cutting off my dick and shoving it up my ass. Also 'Goddammit' is shortened to 'dammit'.
  • A sacrifice scene was shorn of a stabbing, a man being riddled with bullets and another being gored with a claw. The aftermath of the violence is missing a shot of a skinned victim hanging upside down.
Premature Burial

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Premature Burial is a 1962 USA horror thriller by Roger Corman.
With Ray Milland, Hazel Court and Richard Ney. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1962 cinema release. Uncut on home video. Uncut in the US.

Summary Review: Fun and Macabre

Guy Carrell apparently overcomes his all-consuming fear of being buried alive but soon becomes obsessed again, building a crypt designed to guarantee that he will not fall prey to his most dreaded nightmare. Trying to prove that he has been cured of his phobia, he opens his father's tomb and is shocked into a catatonic state. His worst fears are realized as he is lowered into a grave and covered over.

A fun, macabre journey into madness with a superb actor, Ray Milland, at the helm.

uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

77:52s UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC cut
cut
X cert submitted 80:31s =77:18s UK: Passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1962 cinema release.

From IMDb:

  • Remove all shots of maggots being poured out of the poison-cup
  • Remove all shots of earth being shovelled onto Emily in the coffin
  • Remove all shots of Doctor trying to uncover Emily's body and face when she lies buried, and the shot of her face when it is first seen stained with earth.
Preparez vos mouchoirs

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  • Get Out your Handkerchiefs
  • Get Your Handkerchiefs Ready

Préparez vos mouchoirs DVD

uncut 15 cert 104:14s 1978 French/Belgian comedy by Bertrand Blier

Cuts were waived for the 2007 Arrow DVD. The age restriction was also reduced from 18 to 15.

The uncut region 2 DVD is available at UK Amazon

5s 18 108:26s The Arrow Films video release of 1994 required 5s of cuts justified as child protection.
uncut

X cert

108:36s The 1980 cinema release was uncut
The Presidio

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Presidio Dvd Sean Connery

See trailer from youtube.com
 

Uncut version is available at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
uncut
uncut
15 cert 94:34s 1988 US crime film by Peter Hyams.
With Sean Connery, Mark Harmon and Meg Ryan. IMDb

The Unrated Version was passed 15 uncut for:

BBFC uncut

MPAA
47s

15 cert

MPAA
R Rated

97:54s
=93:59s
The cut R Rated Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1988 cinema release

Avoid the R Rated US DVD version which is missing an overall 47s of a sex scene with Meg Ryan. See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

Presumed Innocent

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Presumed Innocent DVD Region NTSC  

Presumed Innocent is a 1990 USA crime mystery thriller by Alan J Pakula.
Starring Harrison Ford, Raul Julia and Greta Scacchi. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for a 15 rated 1990 cinema release. The cuts were retained for subsequent home video releases and the rating was also increased to 18.

Summary Notes

When the female deputy prosecutor R.K. Sabich had an affair with is murdered, he is chosen to lead the investigation. However, when he digs too deeply, he finds himself framed for the murder.

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Quick Trims 25: Presumed Innocent on YouTube.
See more from Cutting Edge
 

uncut
uncut
MPAA R 121:38s

 

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
10s
18

15 cert

  UK: The cut cinema version was passed 18 for:
  • 1999 Warner R2 DVD
  • 1991 Warner VHS

UK: Passed 15 after 10s of BBFC category cuts for:

  • 1990 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were to remove the lines:

  • He was trying to fuck her to death
  • Paying to suck his cock in a public place
Pretty Baby

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Pretty Baby DVD cover

 

Uncut version is available at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
uncut
uncut
pre-cert VHS

18

104:46s 1978 US drama by Louis Malle.
With Brooke Shields, Keith Carradine and Susan Sarandon. IMDb

The 1981 pre-cert VHS was released uncut. It was noted as significant that it was never prosecuted under the 1978 Protection of Children Act.

The pre-cert video was eventually passed 18 uncut with previous cinema cuts waived for:

  • 1987 CIC VHS

Later passed 18 uncut for:

See  article from  sbbfc.co.uk :

Examiners considered that, given that legal cuts had been required in 1979, it might be necessary for the same cuts to be implemented for 1987 video classification. However, examiners also expressed scepticism about whether the cuts were really necessary, suggesting they might have been an overly cautious response to the new legislation. At least one examiner even floated the idea of passing the video 15 uncut, given its visual discretion.

James Ferman sympathised with the suggestion that the original cuts should now be waived and showed the video to the Board's President and Vice Presidents. Ultimately it was concluded that All admire the film and support waiving the original film cuts . Accordingly, Pretty Baby was classified 18 uncut for video release, with the previous cinema cuts waived, on 4 September 1987.

Although this permitted the existing pre-cert VHS copies to remain on the shelves, no fresh release of Pretty Baby took place on VHS.

Summary Review: A Difficult Story

A pre-teen girl grows up in a house of prostitution in the Storyville section of New Orleans in 1917.

A beautifully filmed movie which tells a difficult story with a subtlety and power.

The movie is quite revealing about the business of prostitution during that time, but it is never exploitative and gives one the sense of how it really was, and what might happen to children born into prostitution.

Malle's dispassionate take on all of this outraged viewers a quarter-century ago, but it all seems rather tame today.

BBFC
cut
X cert

banned
banned
Cardiff

109:24s
=105:01s
Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1979 cinema release

See  article from  sbbfc.co.uk :

James Ferman said he was forced to make minor edits under the 1978 Protection of Children Act:

  • Reel 4 - 6s deleted in the scene in the bathroom, delete moment where Madame pulls away towel which Violet is holding in front of her for modesty, and cut straight to close-ups of Violet and man looking at each other
  • Reel 5 - Delete full-length nude shot of violet posing for Bellocq on the sofa. In fact after representations from director Lous Malle, this second cut was reduced to optically darkening Violet's public area so that nothing could be seen.

This cinema release was banned by Cardiff Council but accepted by councils elsewhere.

Pretty Woman

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uncut
15 cert 119:38s 1990 US comedy romance by Garry Marshall

The BBFC passed the Director's Cut 15 uncut for the 1998 Buena Vista laserdisc and 1999 Buena Vista video/DVD

The Director's Cut region 2 DVD is available at UK Amazon
The Director's Cut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon

BBFC uncut 15 cert 114:42s The BBFC passed the Theatrical Version 15 without cuts for the 1990 cinema release, 1990 Buena Vista video and 1999 Buena Vista video/DVD
Prey

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  • Alien Prey
BBFC uncut 18

MPAA
Unrated

77:43s Alien Prey is a 1978 UK horror sci-fi by Norman J. Warren.
With Barry Stokes, Sally Faulkner and Glory Annen. IMDb

UK:  A short Extended Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for strong violence, sex and nudity with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

  • 2004 Anchor Bay Video

US: The short Extended Version is MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC
11s
18 73:43s UK: A short version was passed 18 after the same 11s of BBFC cuts as the cinema version for:
  • 1995 Arthouse VHS
  • 1986 Stablecane
BBFC
11s
X cert 84:36a
=81:13s
UK: Passed X (18) after 11s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1977 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • Cut to reduce shots of Anders feasting on a girl's body.
Prey of the Jaguar

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Prey Jaguar Full Region NTSC

uncut
uncut
MPAA
R Rated
~93:00s
=~89:00
1996 US actioner by David Decoteau.
With Maxwell Caulfield, Stacy Keach and Linda Blair. IMDb

The US release is uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

Review from IMDb : Bad

This is a cheaply made, entirely predictable, badly directed movie that features some of the worst acting ever put straight to video. The scenes where Maxwell Caulfield laments his killed family are so bad they end up being hilarious. There is no revenge movie cliché that is left out here.

34s 18 89:20s The BBFC cut 34s for an 18 rating for:
  • 1999 First Independent VHS
  • 1996 First Independent VHS

See cuts details from movie-censorship.com :

  • Master Yi uses his nunchucks to take out 2 opponents
  • Missing sight of thug with banned nunchuks
  • Jaguar using a throwing star has been cut as this also was a banned weapon at the time.
Pride Pride is a 2014 UK comedy drama by Matthew Warchus.
The film has not been cut by film censors but the US DVD/Blu-ray covers were edited to remove all references to homosexuality, in particular removing a gay protest banner and deleting the word 'gay' from the description that the heroes were 'gay activists'.
Priest

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Priest Blu ray Region Free Bettany

Priest is a 2011 USA action Sci-Fi horror by Scott Stewart.
Starring Paul Bettany, Cam Gigandet and Maggie Q. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
In the US the cut Theatrical Version is MPAA PG-13 rated. There is also an Unrated Version. Both versions were 12/12A rated by the BBFC.

Summary Notes

A priest disobeys church law to track down the vampires who kidnapped his niece.

uncut
Unrated Version
12 cert

MPAA
Unrated

83:46s UK: Presumably the Alternative Version is the Unrated Version that was passed 12 uncut for moderate violence, horror and one use of strong language for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC uncut
Theatrical Version

mpaa cut
cut

12A cert

MPAA PG-13

87:20s
=83:50s
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 12A without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2011 cinema release

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

  • The film was toned down by small edits to reduce noise of blows and to reduce blood.
Priest of Love

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BBFC uncut 15 cert 94:41s 1981 UK biography by Christopher Miles. With Ian McKellen, Janet Suzman and Ava Gardner. IMDb

An abridged version was passed 15 uncut for:

  • 2002 C'Est La Vie R2 DVD
  • 1993 Mayfair VHS

From  IMDb:

Also released in an abridged version lasting 94 minutes. As well as inevitable cutting of some material the shortened version also rearranges the placement of some of the flashback sequence and ends with Lawrence's death excluding the New Mexico epilogue.

uncut
uncut
15 cert 120:19s The complete version was passed 15 uncut for:
  • 1987 MIA VHS
BBFC uncut AA certificate 125:17s
=120:16s
The complete version was passed AA (14) for:
  • 1981 cinema release
Primitive London

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Primitive London is a 1965 UK documentary by Arnold L Miller.
Starring David Gell, Bobby Chandler and Terry Dene. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1965 cinema release. Uncut and 15 rated on home video from 2009.

Promotional Material

The sensational follow-up to London in the Raw, Primitive London sets out to reflect society's decay through a sideshow spectacle on 1960s London depravity and manages to outdo its predecessor.

Here, we confront mods, rockers and beatniks at the Ace Café, cut some rug with obscure beat band The Zephyrs, smirk at flabby men in the sauna and goggle at sordid wife-swapping parties as we discover a pre-permissive Britain still trying to move on from the post-war depression of the 1950s.

uncut
uncut
15 cert 83:35s UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong sexualised nudity, violence and sexual threat for:
BBFC cut
cut
X cert cinema submitted
87:03s =83:34s
UK: Passed X (16) after compulsory cuts for:
  • 1965 cinema release
Prince of Darkness

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  • John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness

Prince Darkness 1987 Widescreen Uncut

 

Uncut version is available at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA
R Rated

97:34s 1987 US horror by John Carpenter.
With Donald Pleasence, Lisa Blount and Jameson Parker. IMDb

Passed 15 uncut with previous distributor cuts restored for:

The Netherlands release is uncut and 16 rated for:

The US release is uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

Summary Review: Creepy and thoughtful

It's dark, creepy and thoughtful and just a step away from being a cult classic. It's a heady mix of quantum physics, religious doctrine, and questions about the origins of Christ and Satan,

A group of people, college grad students, their professor, and an emotionally shattered priest, are trapped in an old spooky church with something horrible.

Carpenter has made a nasty, atmospheric, stylish and grippingly effective little horror movie, this is not a movie for the fainthearted. But more to the point, it's loads of fun

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pre-cut
~19s
15 cert 101:02s
=-97:00s
A pre-cut version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2000 Universal/4 Front VHS

From IMDb. This version was edited to avoid an 18 rating. Cuts include:

  • a shorter bike-stabbing sequence
  • the removal of some swearing
  • a brief cut to soften the scene where Calder cuts his throat with a splinter.
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uncut
18

MPAA
R Rated

101:22s
=97:19s
Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2000 Channel 5/Guild VHS
  • 1988 Guild VHS
  • 1987 cinema release
Princess Madam

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Princess Madam is a 1990 Hong Kong action by Godfrey Ho.
With Moon Lee, Michiko Nishiwaki, Mike Abbott. BBFC link IMDb

The  longer Hong Kong Version suffered 33s of cuts of which 3s were attributable to the BBFC

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uncut
Hong Kong flag   Hong Kong: The Hong Kong release features 9:21s of uncontentious additional material. See article from movie-censorship.com
cut
total
33s

BBFC cut
3s

cut
pre-cut
30s

18 86:45s UK: 30s were pre-cut from  Hong Kong Version which was passed 18 after 3s of additional BBFC cuts for:
  • 1995 MIA VHS

It looks like shots of cocaine on naked breasts has been pre-cut. The BBFC cut was probably blood on naked breasts during the extraction of a bullet. See article from movie-censorship.com

Prison Girls

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Prison Girls DVD Region NTSC

Prison Girls is a 1972 USA drama by Tom DeSimone (as Thomas De Simone).
Starring Jacqueline Giroux, Annik Borel and Tracy Handfuss. BBFC link IMDb
Banned by the BBFC from a 1973 cinema release. Uncut and X rated in the US.

Summary Notes

Six female prisoners are given a weekend furlough to prepare them for their upcoming parole. While out, they all have miscellaneous sexual experiences, some good, some bad. One returns to her pimp even though he beats her, one overcomes her frigidity, one gets gang raped, two join in a threesome, and one goes back to her criminal lover shortly before the police show up.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~91:00s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

The film was originally X rated in the US.

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

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4:51s 18 82:34s 1993 US film by Joel Silberg
Prison Love Doll

Link Here
  • Wonderful World of Wendy Whoppers: Prison Love Doll
10:50s 18 72:46s 1994 US sex video by Bosley DeLongprez
The Prisoner 1990 Taiwan crime drama by Yen-ping Chu.

See Isalnd of Fire

Prisoner of the Cannibal God See Mountain of the Cannibal God
Prisoners of the Flesh 1981 Spanish/W German women in prison film by Jess Franco.

See Sadomania

Prisoners of the Lost Universe

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  • Apodrasi hilion kindynon

Prisoners Lost Universe Format Blu ray

Prisoners of the Lost Universe is a 1983 UK action Sci-Fi adventure by Terry Marcel.
Starring Richard Hatch, Kay Lenz and John Saxon. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for a PG rated cinema release and VHS. Hopefully uncut for 2015 home video release.

Summary Notes

Through a series of coincidences, Carrie, Dan and Dr. Hartmann all fall through a teleporter device Hartmann has invented. Transported to a what appears to be a prehistoric world in a parallel universe and unable to find the Doctor, Dan and Carrie must figure out a way to get back home. Before they can do that, however, they must deal with tribes of savage cavemen, as well as brutal warlord named Kleel who has taken a liking to Carrie and seems to be unusually well-supplied with Earth technology.

BBFC uncut
uncut
  91:00s
=~87:00s
UK:  hopefully uncut for:
BBFC cut
category cuts
38s
PG 90:10s
=86:34s

UK: Passed PG after 38s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1986 Nickelodeon VHS
  • 1984 cinema release
Pritchard vs Dainton

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4:23s 18 45:37s UK Stunt film by Lee Dainton & Matthew Ryan (Black Diamond Films)

Cut when submitted in 2004 with the following BBFC comments: Cuts required to remove sequences of real assault, public nudity, defecation and urination. Cuts required on the grounds of potential harm to likely audience and others by imitation. Cuts also required in line with UK laws relating to public indecency and assault.

Ptitchard vs Dainton had cuts to remove sight of glasses being broken over heads. This was not just because of concerns about imitation but also because the film makers may have commissioned a real criminal offence in the UK in order to produce the sequence.

Although there are no constraints on nudity at '18', the BBFC will not classify material which is the result of the commission of a criminal offence in the UK. This policy takes into account the new offence of 'exposure' under the Sexual Offences Act 2003, which came into force in 2004. The BBFC already had an established policy on public nudity in line with the broader common law misdemeanour of 'indecent exposure'. On these grounds, cuts were made to public nudity in Pritchard Vs Dainton, which contained full frontal nudity as men ran along public streets.

Private

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  • Fallo!

Private DVD Region US NTSC

Private is a 2003 Italy Erotic film by Tinto Brass.
With Sara Cosmi, Massimiliano Caroletti and William De Vito. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

A softcore version was passed 18 by the BBFC. US releases feature the Director's Cut

Summary Review: As Expected

Private is a collection of six stories based on the joys of sexuality and the eroticism of a new generation of women.

Tinto Brass' movies are sexually laced, and by design whimsical. Within minutes after the introduction end you can expect to see a nude female in a risque scene, which is typical of a Tinto Brass movie. That is exactly what I was expecting from Private, and that is exactly what I received.

uncut
Director's Cut
MPAA
Unrated
~90:00s
=~86:00s
US: The Italian language Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:

The Director's Cut features 5 scenes with blow jobs were prosthetic penises were used.

soft
pre-cut
18 83:48s UK: The English language softer version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2004 Arrow R2 DVD
The Private Afternoons of Pamela Mann 1974 US adult film by Radley Metzger

See Sex Film Cuts: The Private Afternoons of Pamela Mann

A Private Collection

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  • Une collection particuličre
  • Une collection particulaire

      Immoral Tales Blu ray DVD Lisa Danvers

Une collection particuličre is a 1973 France documentary short film by Walerian Borowczyk.
Starring André Pieyre de Mandiargues. BBFC link IMDb
The pre-cut Theatrical Version was banned by the BBFC for 1977 cinema release although further cuts qualified it for an X rating later in the same year. The Theatrical Version censors real sex via masking by the narrator's carefully placed finger. The uncut Oberhausen Cut reveals what's behind the masking, but real bestiality has proved too much for modern day censors and so has been cut from recent German and 2014 UK releases.

Summary Notes

A witty and eye-opening tour through Borowczyk's own collection of vintage erotica. Originally intended as part of his 'Contes immoraux', it was released first as a separate short, and is therefore marks the turning-point between Borowczyk's career as a highly-regarded animator and surrealist filmmaker, and his subsequent career in the sexploitation field.

uncut
The Oberhausen Cut
Uncut
  Germany flag
Germany
  Germany:
The Oberhausen Cut is longer and was shown at the short film festival in that city in 1973.
cut
The Oberhausen Cut
pre-cut

best available
best
available

18 14:17s UK: A pre-cut version of The Oberhausen Cut was passed 18 for strong sex, sexual violence, explicit sexual images without further BBFC cuts for:

Thanks to Gary Couzens:

The Theatrical cut and Oberhausen cut were both passed in 2014 as components of The Short Films directed by Walerian Borowczyk and included as extras on the Arrow dual-format release of Immoral Tales . See further details about the version's in review from film.thedigitalfix.com

In the theatrical cut, when we see some vintage erotic photographs, the film's narrator André Pieyre de Mandiargues' finger obscures some of the more explicit details, which include images of penetration, but these are uncovered in the Oberhausen Cut.

The main difference is towards the end when a children's cartoon is intercut with footage from the turn of the twentieth century depicting genuine bestality between a woman and a dog. This was pixelated in the German Blu-ray edition of Immoral Tales and replaced by a black screen in Arrow's edition, so as to comply with the laws concerning extreme pornography .

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Theatrical Version
pre-cut
18 12:09s UK: The pre-cut Theatrical Version was passed 18 for strong sex, sexual violence, explicit sexual images without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 2014 Arrow Film Distributors [Part Subtitled] video

The Theatrical Version sees explicit sex masked from view (See The Oberhausen Cut
cut above for further details).

cut
pre-cut
X cert 9:15s UK: Further pre-cuts were made for a version passed X (18) without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1977 cinema release
banned
banned
rejected   UK: The pre-cut Theatrical Version was banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1977 cinema release titled Une collection particulaire
The Private Lesson

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  • Private Lessons
  • Lezioni private
BBFC uncut 15 cert 87:07s 1985 Italy erotic drama by Vittorio De Sisti with Carroll Baker, Rosalino Cellamare and Leonora Fani. IMDb

A short version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2011 Cornerstone R2 DVD
BBFC
cut
X cert 92:38s
=88:56s
Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1976 cinema release
Private Lessons

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Private Lessons Blu Ray Sylvia Kristel

Private Lessons is a 1981 USA comedy by Alan Myerson.
With Sylvia Kristel, Howard Hesseman and Eric Brown. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for child protection issues. Some US releases are uncut others are reported to feature body double nudity for that of Sylvia Krystal.

Summary Notes

An immigrant housemaid seduces a 15-year-old boy and later fakes her own death as part of his chauffeur's blackmail plot. Troubles arise when the two start to fall in love.

Private Lessons is one of the top grossing independent films of all time pre-Miramax. Private Lessons was released in 1981, starring Sylvia Kristal, Eric Brown, and Howard Hessman. Private Lessons was the first in a genre of soft core, teenage, wet dream, pictures.

uncut
uncut
MPAA R ~87:00s
=83:31s
US: Hopefully uncut and MPAA R rated for:
cut
pre-cut
MPAA R   US: Some DVD releases are reported to feature a version with Sylvia Krystal nudity replaced with a body double others have pixellated the nudity.

Summary Notes

But just to let you know, it has been altered from the version, which is on VHS tape. It has also been revealed that Silvia Kristal had a body double, her name is Judy Helden.

However, Ms. Helden only appears in two scenes in the movie, and they are not the famous scenes which those of us in the 35 to 40 age group, who love the movie all know. Miss Helden's scenes appear towards the end of the movie, where we see aroused nipples on a breast, in one shot of the backside that does not match up with Sylvia Kristal's.

BBFC cut
3:20s
18 79:40s UK: Passed 18 after 3:20s of previous BBFC cuts were repeated prior to submission for:
  • 2006 Cinema Club Video

No further BBFC cuts were made when re-submitted in 2006. However the version submitted was pre-cut to eliminate the same material as the previous version. The increased running time is additional, uncontentious footage.

UK: Passed 18 after 3:20s of BBFC cuts for:

  • 1992 Braveworld VHS
  • 1987 CIC VHS
  • 1982 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • Cuts were made in several scenes under the Protection of Children Act. Basically every shot where you could see Kristel's nudity and the boy in the same shot was removed. The scenes affected were the striptease, the bath scene and the two sex scenes. In the storyline the boy was meant to be 15 years old
cut
cut
pre-cert VHS 79:41s UK : The 1983 Pre-cert CIC VHS has been reported as less cut but the 1982 release is the same running time as the cut cinema version.
Private Obsession 1995 US erotic thriller by Lee Frost

See Watch Me

Private Property

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Private Property Blu ray DVD Combo

Private Property is a 1960 USA crime drama by Leslie Stevens.
Starring Kate Manx, Corey Allen and Warren Oates. BBFC link IMDb
Banned by the BBFC in 1961. Not released in the UK since. Released in the US in 2016 on MPAA Unrated Blu-ray/DVD Combo.

Summary Notes

Duke and Boots, two young thugs, hold up a California gas-station owner. Duke, viral and savage, taunts the slower and psychologically-confused Boots because he has never made a sexual conquest. Duke offers to seduce a woman for Boots and the pair force a passing motorist to pursue a sports car driven by Ann Carlyle, the lustful wife of a insurance-company executive who has some desires of her own not being met by her husband.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~79:00s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
banned
banned
rejected   UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1961 cinema release
The Professional: Golgo 13

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  • Golgo 13
uncut
uncut
18 93:41s 1983 Japan anime thriller by Osamu Dezaki.
With Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita and Elisabeth Shue . IMDb

A re-edited version was passed 18 uncut for:

It seems that the extra material is the restoration of the opening credits, previously omitted.

BBFC uncut 18 91:04s The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1989 Manga VHS
  • 1988 cinema release
A Professional Gun

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  • Il mercenario
  • Revenge of a Gunfighter
  • The Mercenary
cut AA certificate   1968 Italy/Spain comedy western by Sergio Corbucci

The BBFC cut the AA rated 1970 cinema release

The submitted running time was noted as 105:59s = 101:45s

The Professionals: A Hiding to Nothing

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10s 12 cert 50:17s 1998 release UK TV series by Gerry O'Hara

Cut in 1998. The 2004 DVD re-release is reported as being uncut

The offending scene depicted a character entering some premises by use of that good old 1970s TV cliche the credit card! The BBFC demanded that this should be cut as it depicted the use of what they termed "criminal technology".

Thanks to Dave Matthews (see New Avengers' and Professionals websites)

Project A

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  • 'A' gai wak
  • Jackie Chan's Project A
Project A is a 1983 Hong Kong action comedy by Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung Kam-Bo (uncredited).
Starring Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung Kam-Bo and Biao Yuen. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Uncut un the UK on DVD but there also exists shortened versions

Summary Notes

In late 19th Century Hong Kong the British may rule the land, but the pirates rule the waters. Reluctantly, the Coast Guard is given money to fight these pirates, but the pirates themselves have many contacts (that is, bribed officials) in the government, and seek to thwart the Coast Guard's efforts to eliminate them. One Coast Guard officer is Dragon Ma, who is determined that his beloved Coast Guard will not be made fools of.

uncut
uncut 
12 cert

18

100:44s UK: Passed 12 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2012 Showbox/Cine Asia/Hong Kong Legends R2 DVD
  • 2002 Medusa/Hong Kong Legends R2 DVD
  • 1999 MIHK VHS
UK: Passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1984 cinema release
BBFC uncut PG cert 99:45s

 

UK: An unknown version was passed PG without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1989 VPD VHS
cut
shortened
7:52s
MPAA
PG-13
97:51s
=93:56s
US: There is also a shorter US Version.

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com . The approx. 8 minutes shorter version mainly lacks ridiculous comedy scenes. The abduction of Samo Hung is missing because Mahjong is not familiar to a Western audience.

Project A II

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  • Project A 2
  • Project A Part II
  • Jackie Chan's Project A 2
  • A gai wak juk jap

Project A DVD Jackie Chan

Project A II is a 1987 Hong Kong action comedy by Jackie Chan.
With Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung and Rosamund Kwan. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

BBFC category cuts for a PG rated 1988 cinema release. A short version was passed 15 for 1988 VHS then uncut since 1999 VHS. Not cut by censors in the US but there is a shortened version.

Summary Notes

Dragon is now transferred to be the police head of Sai Wan district, and has to contend with a gangster kingpin, anti-Manchu revolutionaries, some runaway pirates, Manchu Loyalists and a corrupt police superintendent.

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uncut
15 cert

MPAA
PG-13

100:54s
=96:52s
UK: Passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2012 Showbox/Cine Asia/Hong Kong Legends R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2002 Medusa/Hong King Legends R2 DVD
  • 1999 MIHK VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:

There are 2 variants of the prologue/credits for Chinese and English language

cut
shortened
4:37s
MPAA
PG-13
  US: There is also a shorter US Version, also PG-13 rated for.
  • 2011 Echo Bridge R1 DVD

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com . This version is missing 4:37s, mostly short shots that no one will miss

BBFC uncut 15 cert 93:28s UK: An unknown version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1988 VPD VHS
BBFC cut
category cuts 
1:03s
PG cert 96:26s UK: Passed PG after 1:03s of BBFC cuts for category for:
  • 1988 cinema release
Project Shadowchaser: Night Siege

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  • Project Shadowchaser II
  • Armed and Deadly
  • Night Scenes: Project Shadowchaser II
  • Night Siege
56s 18 92:37s 1994 US action film by John Eyres

The BBFC cut 56s from the 1994 Lazer video.

There are 2 source versions, R Rated and unrated. The unrated version has about 33s of extra gunshot wounds.

Project Wild Thing

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  Project Wild Thing David Bond

Project Wild Thing is a 2013 UK family documentary adventure by David Bond.
With Michael Depledge, Susan Greenfield and Jay Griffiths. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

BBFC category cuts for a PG rated cinema release.

Summary Notes

David Bond is concerned. His kids' waking hours are dominated by a cacophony of marketing, and a screen dependence threatening to turn them into glassy-eyed zombies. Like city kids everywhere, they spend way too much time indoors - not like it was back in his day. He decides it's time to get back to nature - literally. In an attempt to compete with the brands, which take up a third of his daughter's life, Bond appoints himself Marketing Director for Nature. Like any self-respecting salesman, he sets about developing a campaign and a logo. With the help of a number of bemused professionals, he is soon selling Nature to British families. His humorous journey unearths some painful truths about modern family life. His product is free, plentiful and has proven benefits - but is Nature past its sell-by date?

uncut
uncut
MPAA
R Rated
~87:00s
=~83:00s
US:  Hopefully uncut (but not confirmed) and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
category cuts
PG 82:58s UK: Passed PG for mild language and sex references after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2013 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

The distributor chose to fully obscure one use of strong language in order to achieve a PG classification.. A 12A classification without cuts was available.

The BBFC added in its 2013 Annual Report

Strong language was also an issue with the documentary Project Wild Thing, which deals with the subject of children losing their connection with nature in modern society. In the film, the director attempts to promote the benefits of the natural world to children and their parents.

During one scene he becomes frustrated as he rehearses a speech and uses strong language, which again had been bleeped by the film makers, but insufficiently well. The company chose to obscure the word more completely, resulting in a PG classification for mild bad language and infrequent mild sex references.

Project X

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Project X is a 2012 US comedy by Nima Nourizadeh.
With Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper and Jonathan Daniel Brown. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
There is a Theatrical Version and an Extended Version with a little extra nudity.
uncut
Extended Version
18

MPAA R

92:55s UK: The Extended Version is released for drug use, strong sex references, and very strong language:
  • 2012 Warner [Theatrical + Extended] R0 Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon

US: The Extended Version is MPAA R Rated for:

  • 2012 Warner [Theatrical + Extended] R0 Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . The Unrated Version adds some extra partying with a few more breasts being revealed along with a bit of gross behaviour. Nothing too controversial though.

uncut
Theatrical Version
18

MPAA R

84:13s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for drug use, strong sex references, and very strong language for:
The BBFC commented in a Podcast that the 18 rating was required as teenage characters partook in copious amounts of drugs with absolutely no negative consequences.

US : The Theatrical Version is MPAA R Rated for:

Prom Night III: The Last Kiss

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BBFC uncut

pre-cut

18 95:37s 1990 Canadian horror by Ron Oliver & Peter R Simpson

Cut TV Version passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2005 Sound & Media R2 DVD
  • 1990 CBS/Fox VHS

Thanks to Floyd:

Not cut by the BBFC but a pre-cut television version was submitted as per the US DVD releases. The only uncut DVD release is available in Australia

Cuts from www.dvdcompare.net :

  • A shot of the janitor's pacemaker bloodily exploding out of his chest is trimmed.
  • When the principal cuts off his finger, the shot is trimmed of blood squirting, and a shot of the finger falling to the ground in slow-mo is replaced by a close up of the principal's reaction.
  • A shot of Alex standing up and his flag falling down is cut completely
  • During the locker room confrontation - "kicked your ass" is changed to "kicked your butt"
  • An alternate shot of the teacher screaming is used; in the original it shows a closer shot with blood squirting on his face.
  • A brief shot of blades coming out the back of the teacher's head is lost completely.
  • Cuts to overhead shot of couple having sex. The original showed a side view with one of Mary Lou's breasts exposed and then a rotating overhead shot, matching the rotation of the overhead burial shot which exposed both of Mary Lou's breasts.
  • Overdubbling of guidance counselor's profanity including a couple of "fricks" and "wearing his teeth for earrings".
  • An alternate shot of Shane's heart coming through the back of the couch is used which is less gory. The original adds a quick close up of the the heart in Mary Lou's hand which is much bloodier and does not show him Shane screaming.
  •  A "You silly bitch" is inaudible and an alternate shot is used where Alex says "you bitch" rather than "you fucking bitch".
Prometheus Prometheus is a 2012 US Sci-Fi thriller by Ridley Scott.

There was much talk of a Director's Cut with the director being put under pressure to get a low rating, at least for the Theatrical Version. However the first batch of DVD/Blu-ray feature only the Theatrical Version and Ridley Scott now seems to be playing down the idea of a Director's Cut.

A Promise of Bed 1969 UK sex comedy by Derek Ford

See This, That and the Other

The Promise

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  • Wu ji
BBFC uncut 15 cert 97:42s 2010 China/US/South Korea action film by Kaige Chen.
With Cecilia Cheung, Dong-gun Jang and Hiroyuki Sanada. IMDb

The  shortened International Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2009 Technicolor/Momentum Blu-ray
  • 2009 Technicolor/Momentum R2 DVD

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com . The Original Hong Kong Version contains a little extra sex and violence.

Prophecy

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  • Prophecy: The Monster Movie
8s 15 cert 97:45s 1979 US Sci-Fi film by John Frankenheimer

The same cuts were applied to 1987 CIC video but the certificate was downgraded to a 15

8s X cert 102:18s The BBFC cut 8s from the X rated 1979 cinema release
  • Cuts to a raccoon being beating with a garden tool on grounds of animal cruelty
Prophecy

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  • God's Army
  • God's Secret Army
uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
R Rated

93:23s 1995 US horror by Gregory Widen.
With Christopher Walken, Elias Koteas and Virginia Madsen. IMDb

UK: The US Version was passed 18 uncut for:

  • 2011 Lions gate/Miramax at UK Amazon
  • 2010 Lions Gate Online
  • 2010 Lions Gate R2 DVD
  • 2002 Buena Vista R2 DVD
  • 1996 Buena Vista VHS

US: The US Version is MPAA R Rated for:

uncut
uncut
alternative
EU flag ~90:00s From IMDb:

There is also a European release, titled God's Army, featuring different uncontentious footage:

  • A sepia-tinted opening sequence shows Thomas Dagget sitting in in a swing, talking to Lucifer
  • The sequence where the first angel falls to Earth is shorter
  • The exorcism sequence at the end is shorter and has no special effects.
Prostitute

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Prostitute DVD Tony Garnett

 

Uncut version is available at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
uncut
uncut
18 93:58s Prostitute is a 1980 UK drama by Tony Garnett.
With Eleanor Forsythe, Kate Crutchley and Kim Lockett . IMDb

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong real sex for:

The BBFC commented:

A dramatised documentary about prostitution in late 70s/early 80s Britain, was originally passed X on film in 1980, with cuts to explicit sight of a man being masturbated while visiting a massage parlour. It is a bleak scene with no particular sexual charge. Under current Guidelines, this illustration of the unglamorous reality of the sex trade could now be passed uncut for DVD release at 18.

Promotional material: Fully Uncut

Tony Garnett, one of British television's most critically acclaimed figures, has been responsible for producing some of the most radical and controversial UK drama, and is associated with ground-breaking directors such as Ken Loach.

His directorial debut, Prostitute, is the tale of two women - Sandra (Eleanor Forsythe), an ambitious but nai ve Birmingham working girl who moves to London with the hopes of securing wealthier patrons, and Louise (Kate Crutchley) her social worker friend who is fighting to change the antiquated and hypocritical prostitution laws. As both strive to achieve their goals, a cold dose of reality dashes their hopes, and the built-in biases against women in society are unmasked. This frank and controversial expose' is finally presented here fully uncut and uncensored.

BBFC
cut
X cert 97:17s
=93:24s
UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1980 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • To delete explicit sight of a man being masturbated while visiting a massage parlour.
Prostitute Killer       2000 Hong Kong crime film by Shu-Pui Hou.

See Banned: Self Censored List Film List

The Protector

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  • Wai lung mang tam
  • Wei lung meng tan

The Protector DVD Jackie Chan

 

The Protector is a 1985 Hong Kong/US police actioner by James Glickenhaus.
With Jackie Chan, Danny Aiello and Sandy Alexander. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut for a US R rating and further cut by the BBFC for cinema and VHS. The Unrated US Version was then passed uncut by the BBFC for 2007 DVD. Later the film was re-editted by Jackie Chan for the Hong Kong Market.

Summary Review: Not a Successful US Intro for Jackie Chan

Billy Wong is a New York City cop whose partner is gunned down during a robbery. Billy and his new partner, Danny Garoni are sent to Hong Kong to investigate a kidnapping. Once in Hong Kong, the pair causes no end of trouble for both drug kingpin Mr. Ko and the local authorities.

It is open to debate but the Hong Kong seems to be generally preferred. See below.

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

91:24s UK : The Unrated US Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2012 Showbox/Cine Asia/Hong Kong Legends R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2007 Contender/Hong Kong Legends R2 DVD
BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
16s

18

MPAA R

90:30s UK: The R Rated US Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1986 Warner VHS
  • 1985 cinema release

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com : 16s of MPAA cuts to violence:

  • cuts to the shooting of the giant
  • cuts to criminal being electrocuted on pinball machine
  • cuts to shooting of Michael
uncut
Hong Kong Re-edited Version
Hong Kong flag   Hong Kong: Re Hong Kong Version. From IMDb:

Dissatisfied and immensely disappointed with the US Version, Jackie Chan went back and re-shot and added new sections of the film for the Hong Kong Version, including the addition of a whole new subplot. But he removed all of the nudity from his version.

uncut
Japanese Version
Japan flag   Japan: There is also a Japanese Version that extends the Hong Kong Version by a few scenes. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com
Prowler 1981 US horror film by Joseph Zito

See Rosemary's Killer

PSM3: No 125 46s 15 cert 136:23s 2010 magazine covermount (Future Publishing)
Psych-Out

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  • Psych Out

Psych Out DVD Susan Strasberg

Psych-Out is a 1968 USA music thriller by Richard Rush.
Starring Susan Strasberg, Dean Stockwell and Jack Nicholson. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1972 cinema release. Later uncut on VHS and DVD albeit with a missing scene on DVD. Similarly for the US MPAA Unrated release.

Summary Notes

Jenny, a deaf runaway who has just arrived in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district to find her long-lost brother, a mysterious bearded sculptor known around town as The Seeker. She falls in with a psychedelic band, Mumblin' Jim, whose members include Stoney, Ben, and Elwood. They hide her from the fuzz in their crash pad, a Victorian house crowded with love beads and necking couples. Mumblin' Jim's truth-seeking friend Dave considers the band's pursuit of success "playing games," but he agrees to help Jennie anyway.

uncut
DVD version
18

MPAA
Unrated

88:19s

UK: The DVD Version was passed 18 uncut for: US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

From IMDb. All DVD releases are missing a brief scene where Jenny tries on clothes in a hippie shop. This scene was present on all VHS versions.

BBFC uncut
uncut
18 85:09s

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 1993 Missing in Action VHS
UK: Passed 18 uncut with previous cuts waived for:
  • 1990 RCA/Columbia VHS
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
X submitted
88:53s
=85:20s
UK: Passed X (18) after compulsory cuts for:
  • 1972 cinema release titled Psych Out

From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were:

  • heavy edits to the yard fight between the workmen and the hippies.
Psychic Killer

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  • Killer Force
  • The Kirlian Effect
  • The Kirlian Force

Psychic Killer DVD Region NTSC 

Psychic Killer is a 1975 USA horror thriller by Ray Danton (as Raymond Danton).
Starring Paul Burke, Jim Hutton and Julie Adams. BBFC link IMDb
Uncut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1978 cinema release and 2000 DVD. Pre-cut for 1992 VHS. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.

Summary Notes

Mental patient Arnold Masters, hospitalized for a murder he didn't commit, learns astral projection--the art of leaving one's physical body and transporting the soul someplace else--from a fellow inmate. Upon his release, Arnold uses his new powers to bump off the people he holds responsible for his arrest, his mother's death while he was imprisoned and the price of meat! Lt. Morgan and Lt. Anderson are the cops on his trail, while his caring shrink, Dr. Scott, tries to prevent any more deaths.

BBFC uncut
uncut
18

X

MPAA PG
MPAA

85:24s

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2000 Horror Video
UK: Passed X (18) uncut for:
  • 1978 cinema release
US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut
9s

18 85:10s

UK: A version pre-cut by 9s was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1992 Vipco(2) VHS

The pre-cuts were:

  • Cut to remove blood on the breasts in a shower murder
Psychic Killer II

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1972 US/Greek video by Nico Mastorakis

See Island of Death

Psycho

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Psycho is a 1960 US thriller by Alfred Hitchcock.
With Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh and Vera Miles. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for cinema release but uncut for VHS. Separately cut for US release but these cuts have persisted into all worldwide DVD releases since.
BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
cut

15 cert

MPAA R
MPAA

103:53s UK: The Reclassified R Rated Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2013 Universal Vol 1 [7 films] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2012 Universal Masterpiece Collection R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2010 Universal Online
  • 2010 Universal Blu-ray
  • 2010 Universal DVD
  • 2003 Universal DVD
  • 1999 Columbia/TriStar DVD

US: The Reclassified R Rated Version was released for:

However from on article at movie-censorship.com it seems that TV versions shown on BBC and German RTL are more complete than worldwide cinema/DVD releases

In particular the extra footage:

  • Norman Bates monitors Marion through the hole a bit longer. She takes off her bra, followed by another shot of Normans face in a close up. After that, we see Marion again, taking the bra off completely. [still preserving her modesty though]
  • After Norman Bates has carried Marion's body out of the bathroom, the shot of him looking at his bloody hands is a bit longer. His bloodied hands make another re-appearance before he washes them in the bathroom
uncut
uncut
15 cert 108:23s
=104:12s
UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
  • 1998 cinema release
  • 1986 CIC VHS

From cuts details on IMDb :

VHS releases are fully uncut. The shot of Marion removing her black bra before her shower which was removed by the US censors remained intact in the UK.
BBFC cut
cut
X cert Submitted
97:47s
=93:52s
UK: Passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1960 cinema release

The BBFC cuts list read:

  • Drastically reduce shots and sounds of girl being stabbed in shower; the deletions to include all shots of her breasts or navel.
  • The shot of her doubled in the bath afterwards should also be removed.
Psycho II

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Psycho Collectors Blu ray Anthony Perkins

Psycho II is a 1983 USA horror mystery thriller by Richard Franklin.
With Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles and Meg Tilly. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

The theatrical version was cut for gore. Uncut on DVD but versions have been spotted with missing nudity

Summary Notes

Now declared legally sane, Norman Bates is released from a mental institution after spending 22 years in confinement over the protests of Marion Crane's sister Lila Loomis, who insists that he's still a killer and that the court's indifference to his victims by releasing him is a gross miscarriage of justice. Norman returns to his motel and the old Victorian mansion where his troubles started, and history predictably begins to repeat itself.

uncut
uncut?
18

MPAA R
MPAA

107:59s UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2003 Universal DVD
  • 1987 CIC VHS

No BBFC cuts  but DarkAngel reported that the scene where a voyeur is spying on Meg Tilly in the shower is missing flashes of (body double?) nudity

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
cut

15 cert

MPAA R
MPAA

112:51s
=108:20s
UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for:
  • 1983 cinema release

From IMDb. Scenes of gore were shortened in the original theatrical version.

Psycho III 1986 USA horror mystery thriller by Anthony Perkins.

Always uncut in the UK and US

Psycho Puppet

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  • Delirium

Delirium Psycho Puppet Retro Style

Psycho Puppet is a 1979 USA thriller by Peter Maris.
Starring Turk Cekovsky, Debi Chaney and Terry TenBroek. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Passed 18 after BBFC cuts for 1987 18 rated VHS. Not released in the UK since.

Summary Notes

An ex-soldier is hired by local right-wingers as a vigilante to clean up criminals and street people. However, he freaks out and starts killing off everybody.

This is one of the strangest and definitely one of the most atypical titles to be found in the whole list of infamous Video Nasties. The concept has potential but ends up being confusing and dull.

The first slasher half is rather exciting, with a couple of truly nasty murder sequences and the most laughably inept police investigation ever, but the second half is painfully tedious and derivative of much better films.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~85:26s VoD:
BBFC cut
16s
18 84:06s UK: Passed 18 after 16s of compulsory BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 Global Sales VHS titled Psycho Puppet

The BBFC cuts were:

  • To edit a scene of a topless woman being impaled with a spear.
  uncut
uncut
Video Nasty 84:29s UK: Released on Pre-cert video for:
  • 1982 VTC VHS titled Delirium

The video was added to the DPP list of nasties in November 1983 but was later dropped in May 1985

Psychomania

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  • The Death Wheelers

Psychomania DVD Blu ray George Sanders

Psychomania is a1972 UK biker horror film by Don Sharp.
With Nicky Henson, Mary Larkin and Ann Michelle. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1972 X rated UK cinema release. Passed 15 uncut for 2016 DVD/Blu-ray. Cut and uncut versions exist is the US.

Summary review: Ridiculous

A gang of young people call themselves the Living Dead. They terrorize the population from their small town. After an agreement with the devil, if they kill themselves firmly believing in it, they will survive and gain eternal life. Following their leader, they commit suicide one after the other, but things don't necessarily turn out as expected.

This film is hindered by a weak script and quite apathetic acting, but somehow it's ridiculousness makes the film work.

uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

90:24s
 
UK: Passed 15 uncut for moderate violence, imitable behaviour, suicide references with previous BBFC cinema cuts waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

mpaa cut
cut
MPAA PG
MPAA
85:00s US: There is a heavily cut MPAA PG Rated version
BBFC cut
cut
X cert submitted
  90:35s
UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1972 cinema release

From Gary (see Blu-ray review from film.thedigitalfix.com ). The BBFC cuts were:

  • Reel 1 - Remove the sequence showing the cyclists wrenching a car's wing mirrors off and breaking a car's windows.
  • Reel 2 - Remove sequence where cyclists kick down a row of warning cones.
  • Reel 4 - Shorten the sequence where a girl motor-cyclist runs down a pram in a super-market.

I presume these cuts were for antisocial behaviour the BBFC didn't want to encourage, even in a film passed for eighteens and over. In the last scene, the woman who is knocked over's knickers are visible, but I doubt the BBFC considered that sexualised violence.

The Psychopath

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1973 USA crime  thriller by Curtis Harrington.

See The Killing Kind

Public Enemies

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BBFC uncut 15 cert 134:08s 2009 US crime drama by Michael Mann

The Extended Version was passed 18 uncut for the Universal 2009 DVD/Blu-ray

BBFC uncut 15 cert 134:16s The Theatrical Version was passed 18 without cuts for the 2009 cinema release and Universal 2009 DVD/Blu-ray
Pudsey the Dog: the Movie

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Pudsey the Dog: The Movie is a 2014 UK comedy by Nick Moore.
Starring Olivia Colman, David Walliams and Izzy Meikle-Small. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts for a U rated 2014 cinema release

Summary Notes

A heartwarming, quintessentially British adventure for all the family, PUDSEY THE DOG: THE MOVIE follows cheeky London stray dog, Pudsey, who is quite happy being a lone ranger, looking out for number one, until he meets siblings Molly (Izzy Meikle-Small), George (Spike White) and Tommy (Malachy Knights). After losing their father, their mother Gail (Jessica Hynes) is moving the family to the sleepy village of Chuffington and Pudsey tags along, to the dismay of their landlord, Mr. Thorne (John Sessions), and his cat Faustus. As Pudsey starts to settle in with the family and realize what he was missing when he was alone, he stumbles across Thorne's evil plan and he determines to save them and the whole village.

BBFC cut
category cuts
10s
U 87:09s

 

UK: Passed U for mild comic slapstick, very mild bad language after 10s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2014 Entertainment One R2 DVD
  • 2014 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove a single use of mild bad language ('bugger') in order to obtain a U classification. An uncut PG classification was available.
uncut
uncut
PG
 
86:59s
 
UK: Passed PG uncut for mild bad language  for:
  • 2014 cinema release. Unreleased in favour of a cut U rated version

The film was originally passed PG uncut but the distributor preferred a cut version and so resubmitted the film with view to accepting cuts for a U

Puli Puli is a 2015 India fantasy by Chimbudeven.
Starring Vijay, Sudeep and Sridevi. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A cinema rating in 2015.

Summary Notes

A young man travels back in time machine to a fantasy kingdom to save its queen from the tyrant commander Sudeep.

BBFC cut
category cuts
9s
12A 153:57s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, occasional gory moments after 9s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • The distributor chose to remove sight of both a blood spurt and a bloody incision across the front of a throat-cutting victim's neck in order to achieve a 12A classification. The cut was made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. A 15 uncut was available to the distributor.
Pulimurugan Pulimurugan is a 2016 action film by Vysakh.
Starring Mohanlal, Kamalinee Mukherjee and Jagapathi Babu. BBFC link
BBFC cuts were required for 12A rated cinema release in 2016.
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
30s
12A 159:20s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, threat, occasional bloody moments, drug references after 30s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 2016 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove two moments of strong bloody violence (blade embedded in man's head, accompanied by blood spurt, and bloody bullet impact to chest) in order to achieve a 12A classification. A 15 classification was available without these cuts. Additionally, compulsory cuts were required to a scene of cockfighting, in accordance with the requirements of the Cinematograph Films (Animals) Act 1937.
Pulp Fiction

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Pulp Fiction DVD

Pulp Fiction is a 1994 US crime film by Quentin Tarantino
With John Travolta and Uma Thurman. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Uncut and 18 rated for UK cinema release. Cut for drugs use by the BBFC for VHS and DVD until 2008. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

See Case Study about Pulp Fiction from bbfc.co.uk

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA R

154:10s
=148:00s
UK: Passed 18 uncut with previous BBFC cut waived for strong violence, sex references and hard drug use for:

The BBFC commented in the 2009 Annual Report:

Up to date advice suggests such specific visual details do not in themselves provoke a harmful response which would justify intervention at the adult category. In line with similar decisions in recent years, Pulp Fiction was passed at 18 without cuts.

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

  • 2012 Lions Gate Tarentino XX (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2011 Miramax/Lionsgate RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2011 Miramax/Lionsgate Award Winning Collection R1 DVD at US Amazon
  • 2002 Miramax Collector's Edition R1 DVD
BBFC cut
3s
18 147:59s UK: Passed 18 after 3s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2008 Buena Vista Collector's Edition R2 DVD
  • 2008 Disney R2 DVD
  • 2002 Buena Vista Collector's Edition R2 DVD
  • 2001 Buena Vista R2 DVD
  • 2000 Buena Vista VHS
  • 1995 Buena Vista VHS

The BBFC explained: the cut:

The video of Pulp Fiction arrived for classification in April 1995. The scene involving the injecting of heroin by Vincent was more of a concern on video, where it could be replayed repeatedly and out of context.

3 seconds were reframed on the Buena Vista video versions of 1996 to remove a close up of heroin injection. The BBFC cut this on the grounds of potential harm to viewers: the injection image is known to be hypnotically seductive to some potentially addictive young people and is nearly an advertisement for the pleasures of heroin injection.

The BBFC requested the scene be reframed to ensure sight of the needle entering the vein was off-screen.

mpaa cut
cut
France flag
France
  France: Cut for cinema release

See  article from mashable.com :

A comment from a BBFC examiner speaking about censorship issues with the UK cinema release reveals BBFC examiners   profoundly disagree with the apparent decision of French censors to take out a shot of John Travolta high whilst driving his car after injecting heroin.
The Punisher

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uncut
uncut
shorter alternative
18 118:23s 2004 US/Germany action film by
Jonathan Hensleigh

The BBFC passed the Theatrical Version 18 without cuts for the 2004 cinema release and 2004 Columbia/TriStar DVD.

There is also an Extended Version with additional uncontentious plot lines but this has been described as simply too long.

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

The Punisher

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The Punisher Lungren UNRATED Version

The Punisher is a 1989 Australia/US film by Mark Goldblatt.
With Dolph Lundgren, Louis Gossett Jr. and Jeroen Krabbé. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
The Theatrical Version was cut in the US and further cut by the BBFC. The BBFC cuts were waived in 2013. Uncut in Germany
uncut
uncut
Germany flag

  Austria flag

Australia R18+
Australia

~89:00s
=~85:00s
 
Germany: Released uncut and Unrated for:

Austria : Released uncut for:

  • At XT-Video [Uncut + workprint] R0 DVD

Australia : Uncut and R18+ rated for frequent violence for:

  • 2016 Umbrella (RB) Blu-ray

The scenes originally cut for a US R rating are restored to the film for this version but are mastered from a lower quality source.

uncut
uncut
workprint
Austria flag 93:34s Austria : There is also a longer workprint version with additional violence. This is  included as a DVD extra for:
  • At XT-Video [Uncut + workprint] R0 DVD
BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
15s

15 cert

MPAA R

85:24s

 

UK: The cut US Theatrical version was passed 15 for strong violence and strong language without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2013 Anchor Bay RB Blu-ray
  • 2013 Anchor Bay R2 DVD

From IMDb. The US MPAA cuts for an R Rating include:

  • Sailor hand being chopped of by blade, on yacht (1 sec).
  • Close-up shot of nanny's head (face) and body sliding down, after being shot (2 secs).
  • Gangsters bodyguard being shot sitting down at restaurant, lots of blood (4 secs).
  • Mr Franco shooting a guard at Tanaka's building, close-up of head shot (1 sec).
  • The Punisher kicking a guard in the red room, we see his body fall through spikes (1 sec).

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC cut
1:21s

mpaa cut
15s

18 84:19s UK: The cut US Theatrical Version was passed 18 after a further 1:21s/1:14s of cuts for:
  • 1990 RCA/Columbia VHS
  • 1990 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • An early fight is missing a double ear clap
  • Two shots of men being hit in the throat by a thrown knife are missing
  • Cuts to a scene showing Castle decimating a bar with a machine gun and grenades
  • A fight in a restaurant is missing hands being pinned by blades
  • Lady Triad putting a gun in a Mafioso's mouth and then pulling the trigger gives the impression of being cut to remove the results of the wound
  • The scene of the Punisher breaking a girls neck has been shortened
  • Various sights of weaponry are cut, including a spiked ball, a crossbow, a harpoon and blades in a shoe

Thanks to MM, May 2007: Zone Thriller

The version shown on Zone Thriller although longer than the BBFC version (restoring a few bits of violence & the lengthy destruction of the casino) it still lost among other things a few bits of violence on the boat. (Hand-severing, man hit with chain, harpoon to a mans eye & a shot of a spiked ball flying through the air before it hits another man)

Punjab 1984

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Punjab 1984 is a 2014 drama by Anurag Singh.
Starring Sonam Bajwa, Arun Bali and Daljinder Basran. BBFC link

BBFC category cuts for a 12A rated 2014 cinema release

BBFC cut
category cuts
28s
12A 158:16s UK: Passed 12A for moderate bloody violence after 28s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2014 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to reduce a scene of violence (a man's face being held down in sand, in order to suffocate him) in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.
Puppet on a Chain

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  • Alistair Maclean's Puppet on a Chain
BBFC uncut 15 cert 93:58s 1971 UK thriller by Geoffrey Reeve.
With Sven-Bertil Taube, Barbara Parkins and Alexander Knox. IMDb

A short version was passed 15 uncut with previous BBFC cuts restored for:

  • 1999 Odyssey VHS
BBFC
cut
AA certificate   Passed AA (14) after BBFC cuts for category for:
  • 1970 cinema release

From IMDb. The cuts were:

  • Some topless nudity
  • shots of a man's bloody face during a hotel fight

The submitted running time was noted as 102:32s = 98:26s PAL

Puppetmaster

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  • Puppet Master

  Puppetmaster 2D 3D Paul LeMat

Puppetmaster is a 1989 US horror by David Schmoeller.
With Paul Le Mat, William Hickey and Irene Miracle. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut for an MPAA R rating but the Unrated Version is uncut in the US. The Unrated Version was cut by the BBFC for VHS and the cut R rated version was released on UK DVD.

Summary Review: Great Fun

Neil Gallagher found the secret to Toulon's puppets who come to life and then killed himself. Alex and his psychic friends come to investigate and are stalked by Toulon's puppets who have a variety of strange traits including a drill for a head and the ability to spit up leeches.

My first thoughts as I inserted the disc was that it'd be a cheesy, laughable pile of 80's horror rubbish. So I was in for a pleasant surprise. If you can get past the initial presentation of the movie (it feels every bit as low-budget as it is), you'll find it to be creepy, intriguing, and above all, great fun.

The puppets themselves could have been a whole lot worse. The effects are hardly Lord Of The Rings, but through a strange combination of live-action and extremely well-animated stop-motion, the puppets don't make you cringe every time they show up on screen. They're probably better actors than some of the live actors even, it's difficult to tell who's more wooden. But it's hardly a character-driven story. It's an unusual story nonetheless, and it definitely interested me enough to watch it right through - and then pick up the first sequel!

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~90:00s
=~86:00
US: Uncut and MPAA unrated for:
BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
1:35s

18

MPAA R

84:58s UK: The cut US R Rated Version was passed without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2000 Film 2000 R2 DVD
  • 2000 Film 2000 VHS

US: Cut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2012 Wizard Full Moon R1 DVD
  • 2010 Wizard R1 DVD

The R rated US version is 1:35s shorter than the unrated release. See pictorial cuts details for the R rated version from movie-censorship.com :

  • The aftermath of Andre Toulon shooting himself is shorter
  • Frank and Megan have less sex whilst Blade is watching
  • Detailed look at Dana's neck wound is missing
  • 3 punches where Neil hits Alex in the face are missing
  • Less detail as Tunneler burrows into Neil's leg
  • Less detail of Neil's severed fingers
  • Less detail of Neil being cut into by Blade & Tunneler
  • A scene showing a leech emerging from woman and entering Neil's mouth is missing

Thanks to MM who confirms that the Zone Horror Channel have been showing the film uncut. Perhaps now the BBFC are ready to pass the film uncut

BBFC cut
3s
18 86:09s UK: The Unrated Version was cut by 3s for:
  • 1989 EIV VHS

From IMDb :

  • Cut by 3s to remove a brief shot of a woman's breasts after her top was ripped away during the elevator dream sequence.
The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's

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The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's is a 1960 UK comedy by Frank Launder.
Starring Cecil Parker, George Cole and Joyce Grenfell. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1960 cinema release and the cuts have persisted into all releases since.

Summary Notes

The hellions of St. Trinians are recruited to a sheik's harem. Little does he know what he's letting himself in for.

BBFC cut
category cuts

best available
best
available

U cert

old cert U

90:19s

submitted
99:06s
=95:08s

UK : Passed U after BBFC cuts for:
  • 2007 Optimum/Studiocanal R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1988 Warner VHS
  • 1960 cinema release

Thanks to Vincenzo. The BBFC cuts were:

  • Reel 3 – Shorten the striptease in the school hall.
  • Reel 5 – Shorten the striptease in the night club.
Pure Luck

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  • Danger public

Pure Luck DVD Martin Short

Pure Luck is a 1991 USA crime comedy mystery by Nadia Tass.
Starring Martin Short, Danny Glover and Sheila Kelley. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for 1992 VHS. The cuts were waived for PG rated DVD in 2016. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.

Summary Notes

The daughter of a wealthy businessman has disappeared in Mexico, and all the efforts to find her have been unsuccessful. A psychologist, knowing that the girl has an ultra bad luck, persuades her father to send to Mexico one of his employees, an accountant with super bad luck, to find her. Perhaps he will be lucky, and his bad luck could help to find the unlucky girl...

BBFC uncut
uncut
PG

MPAA PG
MPAA

91:55s

UK: Passed PG uncut for infrequent moderate violence, mild bad language for:
  • 2016 Media Sales UK [Previous cuts waived] video
US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
BBFC cut
category cuts
9s
PG 91:46s

 
UK: Passed PG after 9s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1992 CIC VHS
Pussy Talk

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  • Le sexe qui parle
  • Talk
  • The Sex Who Talks
Pussy Talk is a 1975 France adult comedy fantasy by Claude Mulot (as Frédéric Lansac).
Starring Pénélope Lamour, Béatrice Harnois and Sylvia Bourdon. BBFC link IMDb

The softcore version was banned by the BBFC for 1976 cinema release but given a GLC London certificate. Later the softcore version was further cut for 2000 DVD.

Summary Review: Good piece of cinema

Le Sexe Qui Parle is in that rare class of rather famous films which actually happen to be really good pieces of cinema. Penelope Lamour stars as a woman who discovers that her vagina has developed both a life and voice of its own. This soon becomes a problem for not only her, but her philanthropist husband as well...As the vagina becomes more and more vocal (no pun intended), it ends up causing more and more trouble.

Narratively speaking, Le Sexe Qui Parle is flawed with a fair amount of noticeable continuity errors, and the rushed ending does leave a bit to be desired in terms of resolution of the plot.

On the other hand, technically speaking, Le Sexe...has the look of any classy French production, hardcore or otherwise, from the period. The cinematography and general look of the film are both first rate, and the original musical score is quite an incredible mix of easy listening pieces and classy jazz/disco sounding tunes.

cut for softcore
1:37s
18 86:37s UK: The softcore version was passed 18 after 1:37s of compulsory BBFC cuts for:
  • 2000 New Vibration/Eurotika R0 DVD

The BBFC commented:

Cuts required to remove details of sexual assault.
cut for softcore GLC logo   UK: The softcore version was exhibited in London with a GLC X certificate after it was banned by the BBFC.
banned
banned
rejected   UK: The softcore version was b anned by the BBFC for:
  • 1976 cinema release
The Pussycat Syndrome

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  • Orgia stin Kerkyra

Euro-Sex Comedy Collection DVD

cut 18 72:38s 1982 Greece/West Germany sex film by Ilias Mylonakos

The 1988 Electric video is an abridged version of the cinema version that was cut by 14s

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

See review from IMDb : Terrific fun

The Pussycat Syndrome is terrific fun, an exploitation film that is highly enjoyable from beginning to end that does not insult the intelligence of the viewer. Ajita Wilson and Tina Eklund are a perfect pair of opposites cast as fashion models who, in between assignments, decide to travel around sunny Greece, picking up male hitchhikers, swimming nude, meeting a rich man and his frigid artist wife and having a torrid lesbian three-way with the aforementioned wife, suddenly no longer frigid -- the usual antics one would expect in Greece. There's also a beauty contest in which Ms. Wilson is a shoo-in while Ms. Eklund spends 90 percent of the film stark naked, and boy does she look terrific this way! Both actresses turn in effortlessly good performances. Clearly they were having fun during the filming. There are two hardcore scenes in the uncut version of the film, one of which has our two heroines and their two current men of the hour having lots of carnal fun while the track "Let's Do It" playfully romps in the background. A more romantic, piano-based theme is played often on the soundtrack and it is very pleasing to the ear. No, this is not a deep, intellectual viewing experience, but if you are looking for fun for fun's sake, you can't go wrong with this film. Enjoy!

14s 18 85:32s The BBFC cut the 1984 cinema release by 14s
Pussycats Paradise

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  • The Nudist Story
  • For Members Only
BBFC uncut 18 84:39s Pussycat's Paradise is a 1960 UK drama by Ramsey Herrington.
With Shelly Martin, Brian Cobby and Anthony Oliver. IMDb

UK: A short version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:

US: released for

BBFC
cut
A Cert submitted 90:11s
=86:35s
UK: Passed A after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1960 cinema release
Pyare Mohan uncut 15 cert 130:21s 2006 Indian film by Indra Kumar

Film cuts restored in 2006 for a 15 rated video/DVD

32s 12A cert   Cut when submitted for a cinema release in 2006 with the following BBFC comment: Distributor chose to remove shots of bloody body with glass embedded in it in order to achieve a '12A'. A '15' without cuts was available.