Thalaivaa - Time To Lead is a 2013 India action thriller by Vijay.
With Vijay, Amala Paul and Santhanam.
Passed 15 uncut but immediately resubmitted and cut for a 12A cinema release
UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence and soft drug use after 2:21s of BBFC category cuts for:
2013 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
Distributor chose to make cuts to obtain a 12A classification. Cuts made to remove a focus on violence and bloody injuries, including throat slittings and bloody stab wounds, as well as sight of blood on swords and machete blades.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence for:
2013 cinema release [unreleased, the distributors resubmitted a few days later for a cut 12A release]
Thamizh Padam 2
Thamizh Padam 2 is a 2018 comedy film by C S Amudhan.
Starring Shiva, Iswarya Menon and Disha Pandey.
BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A cinema release in 2018.
UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence after 1:49s of BBFC category cuts for:
2018 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
Company made cuts to remove moments of strong bloody violence and verbal jokes about sexual violence in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.
Thani Oruvan is a 2015 action thriller by Mohan Raja.
Starring Jayam Ravi, Nayantara and Aravind Swamy.
BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated 2015 cinema release
UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, injury detail after 1:16s of BBFC category cuts for:
2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
The distributor chose to cut scenes of strong violence and injury detail in order to achieve a 12A rating. The cuts were made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An uncut 15 was available.
I have waited many years for this to be released on DVD but have been sorely let down by the terrible new voiceover. The entire feeling of the film has been completely lost. I can't understand why this had to be done as the
only people who want to see this movie wanted it in it's original glory - no one else is interested. Surely they can release another version with the original voices as this one is shocking and unwatchable.
A short version was passed PG without BBFC cuts for:
Theatre of Blood is a 1973 UK comedy horror by Douglas Hickox.
With Vincent Price, Diana Rigg and Ian Hendry.
Cut by the BBFC for 1972 cinema release. Uncut in on home video. Uncut in the US
A Shakespearean actor takes poetic revenge on the critics who denied him recognition.
As incredibly good as this movie is, one must give pause before attempting to review it; after all, Vincent Price plays an actor who murders the critics who panned his performances and cost him the acting award he felt he deserved. I find it
something of a relief to have nothing at all negative to say about this unusual, almost brilliant movie.
Theri is a 2016 action drama by Atlee.
Starring Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Amy Jackson.
BBFC category cuts were required for a 2016 12A rated cinema release
UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, occasional bloody detail, references to sexual violence after 1:12s of BBFC category cuts for:
2016 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
Company chose to reduce scenes of violence (by removing heavier blows, sprays of blood, and blood being coughed up), and remove more explicit verbal references to sexual violence, in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15
classification was available.
At 24.5 mins - As man sits astride woman, sight of him twirling butterfly knife, later sight of his hand groping up her skirt and, after removing underwear, of his hand up skirt again were all removed.
At 31 mins - In barn with woman tied up, two shots of man groping her groin over her skirt were removed.
At 40.5 mins - During fight by car, after head is pushed through windscreen, sound of head scraped against glass and shot of foot kicking victim and subsequent crunching sound were all removed.
At 56.5 mins - After blonde woman is slapped, second slap, stomach punch and head butt were all removed.
At 76.5 mins - After bald man slaps woman twice, his headbutt to her was removed.
From IMDb. The Director's Edition adds a new scene and tweaks others. Opinions are divided on whether this makes for any improvement. The new scene shows Wille Dixon on the bank on the Chicago river. The scene takes place directly after Caan's
car drives away from the opening heist. A slow dissolve has been added that transitions to this new scene (normally the film cuts directly to Frank at the car lot).
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for strong language and violence for:
2015 Arrow Video [Theatrical + Director's Cut] RB Blu-ray
at UK Amazon
2009 Optimum Releasing R2 DVD
2003 MGM R2 DVD
1999 Warner VHS
1986 Warner VHS titled Violent Streets
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed X (18) uncut for:
1981 cinema release titled Violent Streets
Thief of Hearts
Ladrão de Corações
Thief of Hearts is a 1984 USA crime thriller by Douglas Day Stewart.
Starring Steven Bauer, Barbara Williams and John Getz.
Cut in the US for an R rating. It was distributed uncut for European cinema release and VHS. However the cut R rated version was distributed worldwide on DVD.
A woman trapped in a boring marriage begins an affair with a handsome man who seems able to read her mind. She doesn't know that he has broken into her house and read her diaries, where she has recorded her deepest thoughts and fantasies.
US R rated Version
UK: The cut US R rated version was passed 18 without further BBFC cuts:
2002 Paramount video
From IMDb. Love scenes preent in the Continental Version were removed for the US R rated Version.
The Director's Cut made a splash on the film festival under the title The Convincer. It was taken up for distribution but it was felt in need of a re-cut to make it a little pacier. The resulting Theatrical Version was not so well received. So
best to stick to the Director's Cut.
The Third Secret is a 1964 UK crime mystery thriller by Charles Crichton.
Starring Stephen Boyd, Jack Hawkins and Richard Attenborough.
BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1964. These cuts seem to have persisted into home video releases.
A prominent London psychologist seems to have taken his own life, causing stunned disbelief amongst his colleagues and patients. His teenage daughter refuses to believe it was suicide, as this would go against all of the principles for which her
father stood, therefore she is convinced it was murder. She enlists the help of a former patient to try to get to the truth. The truth, however, turns out to be surprising and disturbing.
BBFC category cuts
UK: Presumably the cut UK cinema version was passed PG for mild violence and threat:
13 Assassins is a 2010 Japan/UK action adventure by Takashi Miike. With Kôji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada and Yûsuke Iseya.
The shortened International Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
2011 Artificial Eye RB Blu-ray
2011 Artificial Eye R2 DVD
2011 cinema release
pictorial version details from
movie-censorship.com . The film was shortened from the original Japanese Version by 15:42s for reasons of brevity, simplicity and to downplay supernatural elements. The original version is preferred by the movie-censorship.com reviewer.
'30 Days of Night' is the movie based on the best selling graphic novel by Steve Niles. The story begins when a group of vampires flock to Barrow, Alaska where the sun sets for 30 days, allowing them to feed without the
burden of sleep to avoid lethal sunlight. Because of the cold, the vampires' senses are weakened and a few of the town's residents are able to hide. One resident is Sheriff Eben Olemaun (Josh Hartnett), who attempts to save the town and the
lives of the few remaining townspeople, including his wife Stella (Melissa George).
This was probably the film that I was most looking forward to in 2007 and when I finally got to see it, I wasn't disappointed at all. At the time when I first watched this film I hadn't read any of the comics, so the story was new to me, but I
enjoyed it all the same. I've read the comic since seeing this and the film version has a lot more added to it, which I feel was definitely necessary as only the beginning and the end are featured in the original. There's plenty of gore, a great
storyline, good characters, lots of scares and some excellent camerawork. The setting of Barrow feels very isolated and creepy and very, very atmospheric. The vampires have twisted, ugly faces and make eerie, high pitched wails to each other and
speak in their own language, taking the sexy, seductive image away from the over-used and tired character.
Overall this is without a doubt one the best films of 2007 and is definitely the best vampire film I have ever seen.
Passed 15 uncut for cinema in 2007 with the following explanation:
30 DAYS OF NIGHTS is a horror thriller set in a remote town in Alaska. As the long Arctic winter is about to begin the town receives some unwelcome visitors. The film was passed '15' for strong, bloody, horror violence and
The BBFC's Guidelines at '15' state that violence may be strong, but may not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury. Strong threat and menace are permitted, but the strongest gory images are unlikely to be acceptable. The violence in this
film is certainly strong and gory, but the sequences are invariably brief and the fantasy nature of the work is a moderating factor. The BBFC's Guidelines at '15' also allow for the frequent use of strong language and this film includes the use
of a moderate number of strong expletives.
30 DAYS OF NIGHT also contains a couple of innocuous drug references and very mild verbal sex references.
31 is a 2016 USA horror thriller by Rob Zombie.
Starring Malcolm McDowell, Elizabeth Daily and Meg Foster.
Originally given an MPAA NC-17 rating but was then cut for an R rated Theatrical release. The Unrated Version was promised for home video but instead, the first home video releases feature the cut theatrical version.
31 tells the story of five carnies in 1976 kidnapped on the morning of Halloween and held hostage in a remote industrial Hell. While trapped, they are forced to play a violent game called 31. The mission is to survive 12 hours against an endless
gang of grease-painted maniacs.
US: The original submission to the MPAA was NC-17 rated for sadistic graphic violence, bizarre sexuality/nudity, pervasive disturbing images and some strong language.
Director Rob Zombie is running afoul of national ratings body, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), who, after reviewing two cuts of his latest movie 31 , refuse to give it anything lower than an NC-17 rating. Zombie
Well, after two tries through the MPAA, our rating on 31 remains NC-17. Maybe three is the charm to get an R rating. Why R, you ask? Well, because your local theater will not show an NC-17. Even though you are a fucking adults... things much be
censored for your enjoyment.
Rod Zombie later confirmed that the uncut version will be used for the home video release but noted that he does not think the film suffers at all as a results of the cuts.
However Zombie was wrong, the first home video release featured only the cut theatrical version.
UK: Presumably it was the cut US Theatrical Version that has been passed 18 for strong bloody violence without BBFC cuts for:
2016 cinema release
US: Cut and MPAA rated R for strong bloody horror violence, pervasive language, sexual content and drug use for:
Both theatrical and video releases contain certain footage not seen on the other. The longer video release contains a slightly longer recreation of Elvis' last night at Graceland, more 50's concert footage, more movie
footage, more '68 Comeback Special material, and home movies from a movie cast party.
On the video release Love Me is substituted for Are You Lonesome Tonight , which was on the theatrical version.
There is also an interesting moment captured on film of Elvis backstage making a few profound statements that are present on the theatrical version that were later altered by overdubbing by an actor on the video release
slightly censoring the conversation. This is the raise the dead dialogue he engages in backstage towards the end of the film.
The Two Disc Special Edition contains both the Theatrical and video versions
The Special Edition region 2 DVD is available at
The Special Edition region 1 DVD is available at
The 1986 Warner video is an Extended Version that was passed PG uncut
The Theatrical Version was passed A uncut for the 1981 cinema release
This Is England is a 2006 UK crime drama by Shane Meadows.
Starring Thomas Turgoose, Stephen Graham and Jo Hartley.
Passed 18 uncut by the BBFC for all releases but this was overruled in Westminster, London when the council overruled the 18 rating and replaced it with a local 15 rating.
This is England: Mods, New Romantics, and Skinheads are the major youth sub-cultures of this very English summer of 1983 and young 12-year-old Shaun is left wandering aimlessly alone and lost during the start of his school holidays, until his
chance meeting with Woody and his fun and friendly Skinhead pack. Finding a new lease of life; girls, parties, Ben Sherman shirts, Doc Martin boots and shaven hairstyles young Shaun is welcomed, life during this summer holiday has got a whole lot
better. That is until Combo arrives on the scene bitter, dangerous, racist, militant and psychotic life for young Shaun has just approached his first major crossroads. This is England is a look back at the early eighties of British working-class
life through the eyes of young Shaun and his new gang, and dealing with the bitterness of outside influences such as racism and xenophobia, of mass unemployment and the fall out of the Falkland's War; Thatcher's Britain: Did we ever have it so
good? When you see ...
UK: Passed 18 uncut for very strong racist violence and language for:
The only film I can think of recently where a local authority has overruled our rating is This is England, a Shane Meadows film. We gave This is England an 18 for strong racist violence... And I know that Shane Meadows went to Westminster and
said we think this film has strong messages to teenagers about the dangers of gang culture and gang violence, so we think you should give it a 15.
Westminster council took the view that in their particular local authority area, where gang violence may have been a live issue, then that trumped anything else. They were happy for the film to get a 15.
This Is 40 is a 2012 USA comedy by Judd Apatow.
With Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Maude Apatow.
Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Version.
Pete and Debbie are both about to turn 40, their kids hate each other, both of their businesses are failing, they're on the verge of losing their house, and their relationship is threatening to fall apart.
UK: The Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language, twice very strong, strong sex and drug references for:
2013 Universal Pictures UK [Extended + Theatrical] RB Blu-ray
at UK Amazon
US: The Extended Version is MPAA Unrated for:
2013 Universal [Extended + Theatrical] R0 Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo
at US Amazon
This Is My Street is a 1964 UK drama by Sidney Hayers.
With Ian Hendry, June Ritchie and Avice Landone.
Cut by the BBFC for 1963 cinema release. The cuts presumably persisted into 2014 DVD
Ian Hendry, June Ritchie, John Hurt and future Randall and Hopkirk stars Annette Andre and Mike Pratt feature among an outstanding cast in this mid-sixties realist drama from noted director Sidney Hayers. This Is My Street
is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.
Jubilee Close, a drab street of decaying houses in London's Battersea, is home to a cross-section of working-class families. Yearning to escape from this depressing environment is the pretty, ambitious Margery Graham; the victim of an enforced
marriage, she is tied to a lazy, boorish husband and young daughter, Cindy. Margery lives next door to her widowed mother who, in order to make ends meet, has taken in a lodger, Harry - a slick, unscrupulous salesman with a roving eye and a
more-than-neighbourly interest in Margery...
UK: Presumably the cut cinema version was passed PG without further cuts for mild sex references, bad language and implied suicide attempt for:
The Unrated Version will feature an additional 7:22s minutes of material. A comparison of the two versions identifies the Director's Cut as a bluff package. The only sexual content is a harmless intro in a James Bond style. The most of
the additional running time consists of an uncontroversial fake family scene . 'Fuck' can be heard twice in this scene. However, it is doubtful that this was the reason it was removed from the movie. More likely it was because the
scenes slows down the movie, which is already losing speed at that point..
UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 12A without BBFC cuts for moderate violence & sex references & one use of strong language for:
2012 20th Century Fox R2 DVD
2012 cinema release
In the US Fox cut out a few sex jokes from actress Chelsea Handler. The cuts were to avoid the R Rating handed down by the US film censors and obtain a PG-13 instead. Before making cuts Fox did in fact try to appeal against the R Rating but the
appeal was turned down.
This Must Be The Place is a 2011 Italy / France / Ireland comedy drama by Paolo Sorrentino.
Starring Sean Penn, Frances McDormand and Judd Hirsch.
No censor cuts. The films exists as an International Version and a longer Italian Version that was screened at Cannes
Cheyenne (Sean Penn) is a former rock star who still dresses like a Goth. Now 50, he relives the days of superstardom with young fan and best friend Mary. Living off his royalties he rattles around his grand Dublin mansion
until the death of his estranged father calls him to New York. Reunited with his family, Cheyenne discovers a secret that will send him across America. On a journey through the Midwest, full of surreal encounters with an eclectic mix of characters
from New York socialites to ethical gun-shop owners, Cheyenne is on the road trip of his life.
UK: The Cannes Version/Italian Version was passed 15 uncut for:
2012 Trinity Film [Cannes version + International Version] RB Blu-ray
at UK Amazon
This Shocking World is a 1963 Italy musical music documentary by Gianni Proia.
Starring George Sanders, Alexander and Maria Ansaldi.
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1964 cinema release. In the US the film was reworked in 1965 to produce a US version titled Ecco. This is set for an Unrated US release in 2019.
A documentary highlighting some of the oddest, strangest and more grotesque examples of human behavior. Included are a tour of the Grand Guignol theater in Paris, a man who sticks long needles through his body, footage of reindeer being castrated,
and more footage of lesbians and strippers.
The 1965 US version was re-edited with a new commentary by Bob Cresse, and with an Italian word for the title, Ecco, meaning look here. To compensate in running time for deleted scenes, this release version incorporates scenes taken from World
by Night No. 2 (1961), namely: Reno (Nevada) housewives enjoying a male body-builders' stage competition with live music from an all-women music band; San Francisco (California) body-builder showgirl singing a cheesy song and ripping up a phone
book; Los Angeles (California) Roller Derby's women teams; Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) Mardi Gras Carnival; Nyeri (Kenya) photographic safari at the Nyeri Game Reserve; Nairobi (Kenya) Samburu people perform a traditional dance, and then join with
tourists dancing the twist; Okayama (Japan) young men Saidachi Festival.
Original Italian Version
compulsory BBFC cuts
UK: T he Italian Version was passed X (16) after compulsory BBFC cuts:
This Sporting Life is a 1963 UK sport drama by Lindsay Anderson.
Starring Richard Harris, Rachel Roberts and Alan Badel.
Cut by the BBFC for 1963 cinema release. It is presumed that the cuts have persisted to all releases since
In Northern England in the early 1960s, Frank Machin is mean, tough and ambitious enough to become an immediate star in the rugby league team run by local employer Weaver. Machin lodges with Mrs Hammond, whose husband was killed in an accident at
Weaver's, but his impulsive and angry nature stop him from being able to reach her as he would like. He becomes increasingly frustrated with his situation, and this is not helped by the more straightforward enticements of Mrs Weaver.
UK: Presumably the cut Theatrical Version was passed 12 without further BBFC cuts for:
The pre-cut scene shows the brothers forcing a couple to have sex before carving the guy's face off.
Thoongaavanam is a 2015 India thriller by Rajesh M Selva.
Starring Kamal Haasan, Prakash Raj and Trisha Krishnan.
BBFC category cuts required for a 12A rated 2015 cinema release
Narcotics cops Diwakar aka CKD & Mani rob two drug peddlers of 10kgs of cocaine who work for the drug lord Vittal Rao. To gain back his package, Vittal Rao kidnaps Diwakar's son. Just when Diwakar decides to return the stash and free his son,
the package goes missing. How Diwakar frees his son by tackling the drug mafia and managing to evade corrupt cops and an honest narcotics agent forms the crux of this edge-of-the-seat thriller.
UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, occasional bloody images after 1:34s of BBFC category cuts for:
2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
The distributor chose to remove shots of strong violence and bloodshed (in this instance, a scene of suffocation, shootings, sight of blood spurts and sight of bloody injury detail) in order to achieve a 12A rating. A 15 without cuts was
Those Long-Haired Nights
Those Long-Haired Nights (Mga gabing kasinghaba ng hair ko) is a 2017
The Thousand Plane Raid is a 1969 USA war adventure by Boris Sagal.
Starring Christopher George, Laraine Stephens and JD Cannon.
The 1969 cinema release suffered BBFC category cuts for a U rating. Uncut and 12 rated for 2014 DVD.
Steeple Bassington, England, 1943. The United States Army Air Force's 8th Air Force, 103rd Heavy Bombardment Group, is mired in moral-lowering night-time bombing missions that are simultaneously dangerous and relatively ineffective against the
German war-making machine.
Hard-ass, by-the-book Colonel Brandon gets the nod and he begins to re-build the sloppy 103rd, trying to weed out the incompetents and cowards.
UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate bloodshed, sex for:
The Three Avengers is a 1964 Italy / Tunisia adventure by Gianfranco Parolini.
Starring Sergio Ciani, Mimmo Palmara and Lisa Gastoni.
BBFC category cuts were required for a U rated 1965 cinema release. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
(1964) Alan Steel, Lisa Gastoni, Mimmo Palmara, Rosalba Neri. Steel and his sword-wielding pals run head-on into the forces of a cruel tyrant. There's a bit more intentional comedy than usual in this sword and sandal opus. All the usual court
intrigue comes into play as the bad guys are eventually subdued. If you like lots of sword fighting, this ones for you. Color, 16mm.
3 Days to Kill is a 2014 USA action crime thriller by McG.
With Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld and Connie Nielsen.
collider.com . Director McG spoke of deleted footage from a Paris cabaret, and the possibility of including it in a Director's Cut
Yeah, I think there will be some [deleted footage]. We shot that one scene in the Crazy Horse, which is a very famous cabaret that's visited by women as much as men. It's not vulgar, at all. It's beautiful. It's like Cirque du Soleil. So, I tested
the movie with a longer version of these women doing what I thought was this very, very beautiful dance, and American women were not really into it. I was saddened because I wasn't like, Ooh, look at the nudity. I just thought it was
beautiful. It was like looking at a painting. These women are from the Bolshoi. So, the director's cut will be more involved, and it will speak to this ethereal, otherworldly quality of the Vivi character.
3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy is a 2011 Hong Kong erotic drama by Christopher Sun Lap Key.
With Hiro Hayama, Leni Lan Yan and Saori Hara.
Exists as a Theatrical Version and a Director's Cut. The Theatrical Version was heavily cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema release in 2011 and DVD in 2012.
As a conceited scholar of the Ming Dynasty, Wei Yangsheng believes that since life is short, one should pursue the ultimate sexual pleasure as time allows. Wei Yangsheng encounters Tie Fei the Taoist priest's daughter, Tie Yuxiang, on an occasion.
With the former's talent and the latter's beauty, they fall in love at first sight, and Wei Yangsheng is later married into the Tie's family. Yuxiang is elegant and courteous under the influence of her father's faith, though her lack of passion
cannot fully satisfy Wei Yangsheng's sexual needs. His disappointment is no less than his affection for her.
Hong Kong: The Director's Cut is Cat III rated for:
The Director's Cut contains extensions in graphic violence & sex scenes. It also extensively changes and expands the plot. The Director's Cut is the way better version. It's obvious that this is the originally planned version of 3-D Sex and
Zen: Extreme Ecstasy. Where the Theatrical Version seems to be bumpy here and there the DC fills in the blanks and contains more laughs, more visual appealing & the smoother plot.
The Director's Cut includes some rather extreme content which was excised because test audiences and the Hong Kong censorship thought it was too gross. This includes the Yangsheng character squeezing some lactating lady's breasts during an
orgy, causing milk to fountain out and cover the entire group. Also, the sequence where the Prince of Ning accidentally fucks a concubine to death during rough sex is a lot longer.
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 for strong sex, violence, nudity and sexual violence after 2:48s of BBFC cuts for:
2012 Metrodome R2 DVD
2011 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
Compulsory cuts were required to two scenes of sexual and sexualised violence, which included elements with a tendency to eroticise and endorse sexual violence.
The BBFC further explained (ignoring a rather redundant explanation that the film goes beyond a 15 rating):
3D SEX AND ZEN EXTREME ECSTASY is a Chinese erotic period drama about a recently married young man who embarks on a sexual odyssey when his wife is unable to satisfy his sexual desires. The film was classified 18 for strong sex, violence, nudity and sexual violence.
There are frequent sequences of strong sex and nudity which include sight of a man sucking a woman's nipples, pubic nudity in a sexual context, sight of a man's erect penis, buttock thrusting implying penetration, and
implied but masked fellatio and cunnilingus.
Before the film was classified 18 , the BBFC required cuts in two scenes.
In the first scene, a man rapes a woman, with the woman then going on to enjoy the sex. The scene is shot in the same eroticised style as the rest of the film and creates the impression that rape can be an enjoyable and
exciting erotic experience. The scene was cut to remove the non consensual set up, leaving a purely consensual sex scene.
In the second scene, a man engages in violent sex with a woman. Although the sex is consensual, the man beats and whips the woman during sex, before finally suffocating her to death as he thrusts into her. The scene,
which is filmed in the same eroticised style as other scenes, creates a strong link between violence and sexual arousal. Although the BBFC suggested that the scene could be reduced to an acceptable level by multiple cuts, the distributor
chose to remove the scene in its entirety.
Both scenes breach the terms of the Guidelines at 18 which state the BBFC may cut any portrayals of sexual or sexualised violence which might, for example, eroticise or endorse sexual assault .
There is a more extensively cut version with 18 minutes removed from the Theatrical Version:
Scenes were removed depicting group sex and oral sex
Scene showing a monk being seduced was removed
3 minutes removed from the two rape scenes, perhaps simialr to the UK cuts
3 Days to Kill is a 2014 USA / France action crime thriller by McG.
Starring Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld and Connie Nielsen.
Exists as a cut 12 rated Theatrical Version and an uncut 15 rated Extended Version
A dangerous international spy is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, whom he's previously kept at arm's length to keep out of danger. But first, he must complete
one last mission - even if it means juggling the two toughest assignments yet: hunting down the world's most ruthless terrorist and looking after his teenage daughter for the first time in ten years, while his wife is out of town.
UK: The Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for sexualised nudity, moderate violence, sex references, strong language for:
2014 Entertainment One UK video
US: The Extended Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
2014 20th Century Fox [Theatrical + Extended] (RA) Blu-ray
at US Amazon
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 12A without further BBFC cuts for moderate violence, sex references, nudity, strong language for:
2014 cinema release
US: The Theatrical Version is cut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:
2014 20th Century Fox [Theatrical + Extended] (RA) Blu-ray
at US Amazon
It is reported that the Theatrical Version released in Germany and France has deleted a light hearted use of a doorstop as if it was a grenade. It does seem to be a Hollywood policy that action films should be stripped of humour as this does
not seem to work so well in international releases so it sort of is believable. However the running time suggests that the UK has the US Theatrical Version rather then this International Theatrical Version.
3.50 is a 2013 Cambodia/Singapore crime thriller by Chhay Bora.
3 Generations is a 2015 USA drama by Gaby Dellal.
Starring Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning and Susan Sarandon.
The film was originally given an R rating by the MPAA but was subsequently cut for the preferred PG-13 rating.
Family living under one roof in New York must deal with a life-changing transformation by one that ultimately affects them all. Ray is a teenager who has come to the realization that he isn't meant to be a girl and has decided to transition from
female to male. His single mother, Maggie, must track down Ray's biological father to get his legal consent to allow Ray's transition. Dolly, Ray's lesbian grandmother, is having a hard time accepting that she now has a grandson. They must each
confront their own identities and learn to embrace change and their strength as a family in order to ultimately find acceptance and understanding.
Three Immoral Women is a 1979 France erotic drama by Walerian Borowczyk.
With Marina Pierro, Gaëlle Legrand and Pascale Christophe.
Cut by the BBFC. Uncut in the US.
Summary Review: Soft Focus Morality Tales
A follow up to Walerian Borowczyk's earlier Immoral Tales.
It features 3 episodes. First a tale of a woman bedding her way to success amongst Renaissance painters and church benefactors. The second features a girl and her white rabbit getting exploited in 19th century France. The third is about a woman
being abducted in Paris.
Dreamy soft focus stuff with enough of a story to raise it above the norm.
1998 US action/comedy film by Sean Macnamara Video)
Cut for video when submitted in 1998 (the same version was resubmitted in 2001)
Punches, kicks, head-kicks, head-butts, ear-claps, nunchaku, a throwing playing card - similar to a death star, a yo-yo with blades sticking out of it, throwing darts, the list is endless. One cut removes a kid peeing himself when a villain
yells in his face.
UK: Passed PG for dangerous behaviour, but in a slapstick context after BBFC cuts for:
2012 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
This work was originally seen for advice. The company was advised that the film was likely to receive a 12A certificate but that their preferred PG classification could be achieved by making cuts in five
sequences. These were to remove four sequences showing everyday objects being used in a potentially dangerous manner that young children may copy:
a vegetable peeler used on a man's head,
a cheese grater used on a man's foot,
hair tongs used on a woman's tongue and
a man's head in a microwave and
a line of dialogue about teaching children to play with matches.
When the finished version of the film was submitted for formal classification, the recommended cuts had been made and the film was classified PG .
Thriller: A Cruel Picture is a 1973 Sweden action thriller by Bo Arne Vibenius (as Alex Fridolinski).
Starring Christina Lindberg, Heinz Hopf and Despina Tomazani.
Banned by the BBFC and Swedish film censors for 1973-4 cinema release. Passed X by the BBFC after heavy cuts for 1976 cinema release. Heavily cut in the US for an R rating. There is an uncut Unrated US release that contains hardcore inserts.
Gorgeous Swedish cult siren Christina Lindberg plays Frigga who cannot speak after a childhood trauma. A rather shady character kidnaps her and after getting her hooked on heroine, he forces her to work as a prostitute, and
gouges her eye out when she refuses her first client. Frigga saves her money and pays for lessons in martial arts, before taking her revenge on those cruel customers and her pimp.
As the title suggests this is one viciously bleak film. From the barren wind swept Swedish landscape and eerie electric score to the hard core sex scenes and eye gouge scene which was created using a real cadaver, Thriller
is a truly potent cult shocker.
Lindberg is a truly striking and unforgettable cult figure, carrying a shotgun and dressed all in black she is enigmatic and certainly makes shameless plagiarizer Tarantino's work look pale by comparison.
Presumably this is based on the US Version: This was heavily cut to try and obtain distribution in the US. Madeleine was re-named to Frigga, the hardcore sex-scenes were all cut, and several scenes including violence were censored as well.
Overall, about 25 minutes of the movie were taken out.
Throwaways is a 2015 USA action fantasy thriller by Tony Bui.
Starring Peter Brooke, James Caan and Noel Clarke.
The UK release is noted as an Internet Version but it is not clear what is meant by this.
Notorious hacker Drew Reynolds is captured by the CIA and given a proposition - work for them or spend the rest of his life in prison. Agreeing on the condition that he can form his own team, he puts together a group of "throwaways" - the people
deemed expendable and seemingly the worst in the organization.
US: The Theatrical Version is noted as running longer than the Internet Version
UK: The Internet Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language, violence for:
Note that The Ultimate Edition release of Thunderball is missing the reddening effect when an incompetent henchman is thrown in as punishment. This is reported to be a processing error rather than an example of censorship.
UK: Passed A after BBFC cuts for:
1965 cinema release
The BBFC cuts were:
The first of two short scenes where Bond is seen stroking the naked back of the spa employee with a mink glove was removed. This cut was reinstated for the video release, and has always been present in all home video versions in the UK
In April 1965 Eon Productions sent a shooting script of Thunderball to the BBFC for advice on how the finished film might be considered for classification. The
letter published here [pdf] details the BBFC's lengthy response to the script. Mindful that an X certificate would not be consistent with the previous three Bond films, the letter specifies over thirty aspects of the script that could be
problematic for an A certificate.
John Trevelyan sums up the general concern of the BBFC when he explains:
I get the impression that this screenplay has been deliberately hotted up with a view to its including more sex, sadism and violence than the previous Bond pictures, and… it seems less light-hearted in tone.
In the end only one cut for an A was required – the sight of Bond stroking the back of a partially nude girl with a mink glove.
Thuppakki is a 2012 India crime action thriller by A.R. Murugadoss.
With Vijay, Kajal Agarwal, Sathyan.
BBFC category cuts for UK 12A rated cinema release but an uncut 15 on DVD
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence and a scene of torture for:
2013 Seyons HD Entertainment video
UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence and threat after 2:55s of BBFC category cuts for:
2012 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
The distributor chose to cut a scene of torture, in which it is implied that two of a terrorist suspect's fingers are cut off, together with images of strong violence (a blood spurt as an old lady is shot in the head and a male character's arm
being broken/dislocated with a long pole, and blood dripping from a male character's mouth) in order to achieve a 12A classification. A 15 uncut was available to the distributor.
Thupparivaalan is a 2017 action mystery drama by Myshkin.
Starring Bhagyaraj, Devayani and Anu Emmanuel.
BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated 2017 cinema release.
UK: Passed 12A for infrequent strong language, moderate violence, infrequent sex references after 2:08s of BBFC category cuts for:
2017 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
Company chose to remove scenes of strong violence in order to achieve a 12A classification.