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TNT Jackson

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  • Dynamite Wong and TNT Jackson

TNT Jackson DVD Jeanne Bell

TNT Jackson is a 1974 US/Philippines action film by Cirio H Santiago
With Jeannie Bell, Chiquito and Stan Shaw. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for VHS. Uncut on UK DVD and in the US

Summary Review: Topless kung-fu

Jeannie Bell is TNT Jackson! She's on the trail of the scum-suckin' pigs who killed her brother! Watch out! TNT's not just beautiful, she's a martial arts master with vengeance on her mind!

Yes, this movie does contain our heroine's topless kung-fu battle! There is a nice butterfly-knife sequence that was presumably cut by UK censor and enough nudity and charm to make things bearable. Not bad...

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
R Rated

71:21s
=68:30s
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence and nudity after BBFC cuts were waived for:
  • 2007 Pickwick/Elstree Hill R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2004 Waterfall R2 DVD

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2011 Shout! Factor Lethal Ladies Collection R1 DVD at US Amazon
  • 2002 Echo Bridge R1 DVD
BBFC cut
30s
18 68:33s UK : Passed 18 after 30s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1996 RTM/Superfly VHS

Presumably the butterfly knife sequence was the casualty of the BBFC.

To Be Number One

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  • Bo hao
  • To Be #1
1:32s 15 Certificate 135:30s 1991 Hong Kong film by Don Kit Mak

Subtitled widescreen version

To Kill a Stranger

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uncut 18 90:54s 1985 Mexican/US thriller by Juan López Moctezuma

Cuts waived when resubmitted in 2005

42s 18 83:58s The Virgin video version was cut when submitted in 1986
To Kill with Intrigue

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  • Jian hua yan yu Jiang Nan
Jian hua yan yu Jiang Nan is a 1977 Hong Kong / South Korea action drama by Wei Lo.
Starring Jackie Chan, Hui Lou Chen and Ching Hsia Chiang. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

No BBFC cuts but the 2001 DVD was shortened.

Summary Notes

Young master Cao Le chases his pregnant girlfriend away from the family castle. He does it in order to save her from vicious bandits who are going to murder his family.

uncut
uncut
18 102:54s UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2002 Delta Music video release
  • 2000 Kiseki VHS
  • 1987 Squarecape VHS
BBFC uncut

cut
shortened

18 95:17s

 

UK: A shortened version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2001 Eastern Heroes R0 DVD

4 uncontentious plot scenes have been removed. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

To Make a Killing

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  • Vicious

To Make a Killing DVD

To Make a Killing is a 1988 Australia thriller by Karl Zwicky.
Starring Tamblyn Lord, Craig Pearce and John Godden. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1991 VHS. Uncut and R18+ rated in Australia. There seem be 2 versions of the film titled Vicious and To Make a Killing

Promotional Material

Four years before Romper Stomper seized the attention of Australian audiences in a flurry of controversy, Karl Zwicky and P.J. Hogan executed an intense thriller that according to David Stratton is a terrifyingly nasty film... the more terrifying because it is so believable.

To Make a Killing (aka Vicious) is a harrowing exploration of inner suburban crime, a dark world where it is difficult to tell your friends from your enemies. What starts as a burglary soon turns into a killing spree. ...

uncut
uncut
Australia R18+
Australia
~89:00s Australia: Presumably uncut and rated R18+ for:
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
9s
(some substitution)
18 88:39s

submitted
88:37s
UK: Passed 18 after 9s (some substitution) of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1991 Oasis Pictures VHS

Thanks to Gary for his comments and the BBFC cuts:

[ Spoilers! hover or click text ]
  • At 47 mins When gangleader Terry is given drink by woman, restore the overcut exchange of looks between them by inserting two extra close-ups from the earlier version (i.e 'VICIOUS') so that she smiles first and he responds instinctively before retreating into impassivity to protect his vulnerability; then return to her again in TO MAKE A KILLING as she is still trying to smile before he shoots her.
     
  • At 52 mins When Terry tells hero that they are all going to have sex with Sondra, reduce shot of her legs kicking in protest as she is held by other boy, removing first part of shot as it pans down from her thighs and resuming on her feet kicking.
     
  • At 52 mins Shortly after, reduce shot of Terry pulling down top of her T-shirt by removing first part, resuming to see him clutching top of dress between her breasts.

The second two cuts are definitely intact in the Australian DVD, so I've no reason to doubt that it's uncut.

I've reason to believe that the earlier version called Vicious may have been differently edited, as per the comment on the first cut. It is not the last time the BBFC have actually reedited part of a film instead of simply cutting it.

It is an interesting film, though rather milder now than its reputation was at the time. I don't doubt it would get through the BBFC uncut nowadays.

To Play the King

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BBFC uncut 12 cert 213:43s To Play the King is a UK drama by .
With Ian Richardson, Michael Kitchen and Kitty Aldridge. IMDb

UK: A re-edited version was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2006 BBC Worldwide Video
BBFC uncut 12 cert 210:42s UK: The Original Version was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1997 BBC Worldwide VHS
To the Limit

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24s 18 96:01s 1995 US action film by Raymond Martino

The 1996 video from Imperial Entertainment was cut as was the 2003 ILC Prime DVD but somehow the DVD released was actually uncut.

The BBFC explained their cuts: Cuts required to remove sexualised violence in scene where man fondles and exposes woman's breasts prior to strangulation and subsequent sight of her lying dead with breast exposed.

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

To the Limit

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  • Ektos orion

To the Limit

To the Limit is a 1995 USA action crime thriller by Raymond Martino.
Starring Anna Nicole Smith, Joey Travolta and John Aprea. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for VHS and DVD (although the DVD cuts seem to have not been implemented). Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

Colette is an attractive ex-CIA agent seeking revenge against a ruthless villain and his organization of trained assassins for the murder of her husband while the man is also after mobster Frank Di Vinci for his own personal reasons. It isn't long before the paths of both Colette and Frank meet whom they share the same vendetta against the same man and they reluctantly try to co-operate with each other to bring him down.

uncut
uncut
No Cert

MPAA R
MPAA

~98:00s
=~94:00s
UK: Released without required cuts being implemented for:
See article from dvdcompare.net

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
24s
18 92:03s

submitted
92:27s
UK: Passed 18 for strong violence, sex and language after 24s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 2003 ILC Prime video
  • 1996 Columbia/Tri-Star Home VHS
The BBFC commented:
  • Cuts required to remove sexualised violence in scene where man fondles and exposes woman's breasts prior to strangulation and subsequent sight of her lying dead with breast exposed.
To the Wonder

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To the Wonder is a 2012 USA romance by Terrence Malick.
With Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko and Javier Bardem. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

In the US two version were submitted to the MPAA. Both were passed R for some sexuality/nudity. Only the latter version was distributed

Summary Notes

After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church's Spanish-born pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
R rated

12 cert

107:51s UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate sex and nudity for:

US: MPAA R rated for some sexuality/nudity for:

uncut
uncut
MPAA
R rated
  US: An unknown unreleased version was passed R for some sexuality/nudity but was superseded some months later by the released version with the same rating and comment
Tokyo Decadence

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  • Topâzu
  • Topaz
  • Sex Dreams of Topaz

Tokyo Decadence DVD

See trailer from youtube.com
 

Uncut version is available at:
R0 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon

 

      1992 Japanese erotic drama by Ryû Murakami.
With Miho Nikaido and Sayoko Amano. IMDb

There is talk of a longer Hong Kong VCD that runs at about 135 minutes. However this version seems elusive.

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

112:37s
=108:07s
UK: The Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2011 ArrowDrome R0 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2007 Freemantlemedia R2 DVD

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Summary Review: Perverse Sex and Cocaine

Very erotic and sick at the same time. This movie leads you down the dark allies of human sexuality. But it touches more than the loins. This is mostly because of the innocence of the Ai, the main character. Her quest for true love and happiness stands in a deep contrast with the dark nighttime of Tokyo, ridden with perverse sex and cocaine.

This movie is a must for people interested in culture, sexuality and gender roles. It gives perfect examples of how power play somehow gets us excited, but mainly rests upon images of gender and sex we have invented inside our culture. It's a little Foucault, it's a little de Sade, it's just very interesting.

BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut

18

MPAA
R Rated

85:56s The cut US R Rated Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2002 MIHK DVD
  • 2001 cinema release

From IMDb :

  • Opening scene is longer.
  • The scene with Mr. Satoh before he talks to his girlfriend is longer, including the scene showing him actually inserting the vibrator into Ai after she came out of the shower.
  • Ai licking both Mr. Satoh and his girlfriend as they are having sex.
  • Before Ai arrives to Mr. Satoh's room, they are slow-motion scenes showing Yakuza storming into Mr. Satoh's room, yelling at him for being a failure and restrains him. Despite his pleas, the Yakuza tie his girlfriend up and hooks her up with drugs, with him watching and being helpless to help her. The Yakuza then take turns sadistically raping and beating her.
  • Shortly after the guy says 'Let her go' referring to Ai, the scene returns to Satoh's bedroom where the Yakuza slashes the right side of her face with a tanto knife to show who's the boss, explaining why later her face is bandaged when she returns the ring to Ai. The scene then goes back to the lobby showing Ai running into the elevator scared. Miyuki, who was waiting for her, meets up with her after she gets out of the elevator. Seeing her terrified, Miyuki asks her what was wrong. Ai shakes her head saying everything was all right, it's just he wasn't home that's all. They then go to the young client's room.
  • The scene where the young client asks to be strangled is longer, showing Ai and Miyuki walking into his room being addressed as Mistress and Mistress Ai.
  • The masochism scene with Saki is longer.
Tom Horn

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Tom Horn DVD

6s 15 cert 93:29s
 
1980 US western by William Wiard

The 2006 Warner DVD restored the blasted head but retained the cuts for animal cruelty: Cut was required to remove instance of animal cruelty (in this case a horse falling forward over its head in a shoot-out scene)

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

39s 15 cert 93:04s The 1980 UK cinema and 1986 Warner video versions were cut by 39s by the BBFC:

From cuts details on IMDb :

  • Cut to remove a horse-fall
  • Cut to edit a scene of a man's head being blasted during a gunfight.
Tom Jones

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  • Tom Jones!
Jones Albert Finney Susannah Griffith
Tom Jones is a 1963 UK comedy adventure by Tony Richardson.
Starring Albert Finney, Susannah York and George Devine. BBFC link IMDb
Passed X uncut by the BBFC for 1963 cinema release. BBFC have required animal cruelty cuts for all releases since 1971. The film exists in a longer original version and a shortened version. Both versions are available Unrated and so without censor cuts in the US.

Summary Notes

In eighteenth century England, "first cousins" Tom Jones and Master Blifil grew up together in privilege in the western countryside, but could not be more different in nature. Tom, the bastard son of one of Squire Allworthy's servants Jenny Jones and the local barber Partridge, was raised by virtuous Allworthy as his own after he sent Jenny away. Tom is randy, chasing anything in a skirt, he having a sexual relationship on the sly with Molly Seagrim, the peasant daughter of Allworthy's gamekeeper. Tom is nonetheless kind-hearted and good-natured, he who is willing to defend that and those in which he believes. Blifil, on the other hand, is dour, and although outwardly pious, is cold-hearted and vengeful.

uncut
uncut
X cert

MPAA
Unrated

~128:00s
=~123:00s
UK: Passed X (16) uncut for:
  • 1963 cinema release
There does not seem to be a record of this in the BBFC database.

From IMDb. When the film was first submitted to the BBFC, director John Trevelyan suggested to Tony Richardson that the film would pass as an A if he removed a shot of Mrs Waters cradling an oyster on her tongue before swallowing it during the famous eating sequence. Richardson refused and the film was passed as an X.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
12s
PG

AA certificate

123:16s

submitted
128:23s
=123:15s

UK: Passed PG after 12s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 2003 MGM R2 DVD
The BBFC commented:
  • Compulsory cut required to sight of real animal cruelty (cockfighting) in accordance with the Cinematograph Films [Animals] Act 1937.
UK: Passed AA (14) after category cuts for:
  • 1971 cinema release
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
6s

cut
shortened

PG 116:48s

submitted
116:18s
UK: A shortened version was passed PG after 6s of further BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1991 Castle Pictures VHS

The film was shortened for reasons of pace and the BBFC cuts are for animal cruelty.

Tom yum goong Tom yum goong is a 2005 Thailand action film by Prachya Pinkaew

See Warrior King

Tomb Raider Tomb Raider is a 2001 USA/UK/Japan/Germany action fantasy adventure by Simon West

See Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

Tombs of the Blind Dead

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  • La Noche del Terror Ciego
  • Crypt of the Blind Dead
  • Night of the Blind Dead
  • La Noche de la Muerta Ciega

Tomb Blind Dead Region NTSC  

Tombs of the Blind Dead is a 1971 Spanish/Portugese horror by Amando de Ossorio.
With César Burner, Lone Fleming and María Elena Arpón. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut in the US for a PG rating. Cut by the BBFC for all home video releases. The US Unrated version is uncut

Summary Review: Wicked Ending

In the 13th century there existed a legion of evil knights known as the Templars, who quested for eternal life by drinking human blood and committing sacrifices.

Tombs Of The Blind Dead is the first, the originator, and it RULES. Church bells become dinner bells, as the ominous tolling of the chimes signals the rising of the dead Templar Knights, an undead sect of religious warriors who weren't that nice when they were alive. A few centuries in the grave hasn't tempered their humors much, and now they're blind to boot, hunting by sound (and they hear REAL good), seeking fresh human blood to sustain their lumbering, unholy existences.

The Templars are horror icons, and deservedly so. And the wicked ending is the perfect finish to a movie like this.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
97:04s
93:11s
US: Uncut Spanish Version is MPAA Unrated for
mpaa cut
cut
MPAA PG
MPAA
~86:00s
=~82:00s
US: There is a US Version cut for a PG rating

See Spanish vs US pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC cut
16s
18 97:08s
=93:15s
UK: The Spanish Version was passed 18 after 16s of BBFC cuts with the remainder of previous cuts waived for:
  • 2005 Anchor Bay R2 DVD

The BBFC cuts were:

  • Cuts required to eroticised sexual assault
  • The victim suffers hard blows to the face to stop her struggling
  • her breasts are forcibly exposed and groped
  • the camera particularly focuses on her breasts during the assault
BBFC cut
1:51s
18 95:22s
=91:33s
UK: The Spanish Version was passed 18 after 1:51s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1994 Redemption VHS

The BBFC hacked a rape scene:

  • The major cut is to a rape scene which occurs before the attack of the Templars in the cemetery. The BBFC have removed well over a minute of the detail of the rape scene. In the cut version all you see of the rape is the heroine being pulled to the floor.
BBFC cut
1:57s

mpaa cut
cut

18 79:42s UK: The cut US Version was passed 18 after 1:57s of further BBFC cuts for:
  • 1988 Channel 5 VHS
BBFC uncut X cert 89:47s
=86:12s
UK: A short version was passed X (18) without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1973 cinema release
Tombstone

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Tombstone DVD Kurt Russell

uncut
uncut
15 cert 134:19s 1993 US western by George P. Cosmatos

The BBFC passed the Director's Cut 15 uncut for the 2009 Buena Vista DVD.

From version details on IMDb : The Director's Cut  restores about nine minutes of uncontentious footage. The most noticeable are:

  • a scene showing the depths of Mattie's addiction to laudanum and her jealousy over Josephine
  • a sombre soliloquy by Doc quoting Kublai Khan;
  • a scene explaining Kate's sudden disappearance from the film, with Doc stressing the importance of friendship;
  • a scene with McMasters and the Cowboys meeting one last time. A small scene showing the graphic result of that meeting has been re-inserted with the line "They got McMasters!" being moved into this small insert.

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

BBFC uncut 15 cert 124:15s The BBFC passed the Theatrical Version 15 without cuts for the 1993 cinema release, 1994 EIV video and 2010 Buena Vista DVD.
Tomorrow at Ten

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BBFC uncut PG cert 76:56s Tomorrow at Ten is a 1962 UK thriller by Lance Comfort.
With John Gregson, Robert Shaw and Alec Clunes. IMDb

UK: An unknown version was passed PG for scenes of a child in danger and mild language, without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2007 Odeon R2 DVD
BBFC
cut
A Cert submitted
80:02s
=76:50s
 
UK: Passed A (PG) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1962 cinema release
Tomorrow Never Dies

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Tomorrow Never Blu ray Pierce Brosnan

Tomorrow Never Dies is a 1997 UK/US James Bond action film by Roger Spottiswoode.
With Pierce Brosnan, Jonathan Pryce and Michelle Yeoh. BBFC link YouTube icon IMDb
Some cuts were made by the MPAA for theatrical release. More cut by the BBFC for a 12 rated cinema release. The BBFC made further cuts for 12 rated VHS and 2001. The BBFC cuts were dropped for the 15 rated 2002 DVD but original US cuts still apply. This is the International Version and is the best available. The Inernational Version was rated 12 by the BBFC in 2012.

See the full story of censor cuts to Tomorrow Never Dies in the article Tomorrow Never Dies...It Just Gets a Little Shorter by Gavin Salkeld

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
cut

best available
best
available

12 cert

15 cert

MPAA PG-13

114:18s UK: The International Version was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for frequent moderate action violence:

UK: The International Version was passed 15 after all BBFC video cuts were waived for:

  • 2007 20th Century Fox Ultimate Edition R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2006 Sony Ultimate Edition R2 DVD

US: The International Version is cut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:

The International Version includes some cuts made at the rough cut stage to secure an MPAA PG-13 rating. It was substantially less cut than the UK cinema release and has now become the definitive version.

BBFC cut
6s

mpaa cut
cut

12 cert 114:02s UK: The International Version was passed 12 after a further 6s of BBFC video cuts
  • 2001 MGM R2 DVD
  • 1998 MGM VHS
  • 1998 Warner VHS

The BBFC commented on their video cuts:

Tomorrow Never Dies followed the pattern of the recent Bonds of being slightly too violent for its intended audience. When it opened in the cinema, the Board considered that, on grounds of violence, the film had just scraped through as a 12, yet to our surprise, the British public, for all their reported concern about screen violence, lapped it up, content to treat James Bond as fantasy violence. The producers were alerted to the probability that, if 12 were to remain the target category on video, the film might need further cuts in violence, since the Video Recordings Act laid down the need to assess the likelihood of underage viewing, which in this case was a virtual certainty.

The additional BBFC video cuts were:

  • Cuts to scene where Michelle Yeoh dispatches one of the bad guys by means of a throwing star.
  • Removed scene of Michelle Yeoh taking throwing star from a hidden compartment in her shoe
  • Cuts to scene where Bond stamps on a man's face
BBFC cut
cut
12 cert 119:08s
=114:22s
UK: Passed 12 after BBFC suggested cuts at the rough cut stage were implemented for:
  • 1997 cinema release

There have been sound cuts throughout the video.

  • Reduced impact sounds in fight at Carver's (Jonathon Price's) studio party
  • Bond gets hit by a baseball bat twice instead of four times
  • Reduced impact sounds in Chakra torture scene
  • Reduced impact sounds in fight in bike shop
  • Reduced impact sounds of Wai Lin's (Michelle Yeoh's) kung-fu kicks
  • Reduced sound of man being scalded by steam
  • Reduced sound of Carver being hit by an engine and then his death scream
  • Reduced impact sounds of Bond's (Pierce Brosnan's) climatic fight scene
Tongs: A Chinatown Story

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  • Tong hau goo si
  • Tang kou gu shi
BBFC uncut

pre-cut
13s

18 86:52s 1986 Hong Kong/US action film by Philip Chan. IMDb

Passed 18 after 13s were pre-cut for:

  • 1987 Lazer VHS
Tony Hawk in Boom Boom Sabotage

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2:15s PG cert 67:48s 2006 US cartoon by Johnny Darrell

The BBFC cut 2:15s from the 2007 Scanbox DVD: Compulsory cuts were required to remove sight of animated child characters lighting and throwing fireworks at other people.

Tony Manero Tony Manero is a 2008 Chile/Brazil crime drama by Pablo Larraín.

See Hardcore 18s List: Tony Manero

Too Hot to Handle

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  • She's Too Hot to handle

Lethal Ladies Collection Region NTSC

Uncut version is available at:
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
uncut
uncut
MPAA
R Rated
85:00s 1977 US/Philippines action drama by Don Schain with Cheri Caffaro, Aharon Ipalé and Vic Diaz. IMDb

The US release is uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

Summary Review: Sexy Adventure

Sexy adventure film has international hit lady Cheri Caffaro involved in James Bondish escapades in Manila. She accepts a mission to kill a group of gangsters in the Philippines, but problems arise when she falls for the detective investigating the murders.

Caffaro is very sexy in an aggressive sort of way, and the director eroticizes the violence (Caffaro is virtually turned on by pain and death). That is quite a daring thing for a movie to do, and the people here deserve some credit for even attempting it. The climax of the film is surprisingly suspenseful.

BBFC
cut
X cert 75:24s Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1977 cinema release titled Too Hot to Handle
  • 1977 cinema release titled She's Too Hot to Handle
Toolbox Murders

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BBFC uncut

MPAA
cuts

best available
best
available

15 cert

MPAA
R Rated

94:52s
=91:04s
2004 US horror mystery by Tobe Hooper
With Angela Bettis, Brent Roam and Marco Rodríguez. IMDb

UK: The cut R Rated version was passed 15 for strong violence and language without BBFC cuts for:

US: Cut and MPAA R Rated for:

From IMDb. The US R Rated version was heavily cut to avoid an NC-17:

  • The "drill kill" of the girl in the apartment was about 20-30 seconds longer, showing much more blood fly out of the back of her head, and the drill going all the way through her mouth. After the killer retracts the drill, he then begins drilling again into her head. Also, this scene is well-lit as opposed to the darkened version in the "R" rated cut.
  • The man getting his head sawed in half; this scene was much longer. More blood and grue flies out as the killer saws, and the aftermath of the top half of the man's head being ripped off was shown, and the camera lingers longer on it when it hits the ground.
  • The man being strapped to the table and killed was a bit longer. There were more hits with the hammer, more screams from the man, and a better view of the powder being poured on his head. A more grisly after-view of the man's lye-laden head was present afterward.

The cut violence has appeared as DVD Extras but there is no sign of an uncut release, so for the moment this is the best available version.

The Toolbox Murders

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Toolbox  Murders

 

The Toolbox Murders is a 1978 US horror by Dennis Donnelly.
With Cameron Mitchell and Pamelyn Ferdin. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1979 X rated cinema release. Banned as a video nasty on VHS in 1983. Still cut by the BBFC for VHS and DVD since 2000. Uncut in the US.

Summary Review: Grisly

The Toolbox Murders starts out with 20 minutes or so of grisly and very well done kill scenes, all of which involve tools. If you like violence, then you'll love the introduction of this film.  If you're a sucker for nudity in horror films, then you'll appreciate the introduction to this film for that as well.

After the kills are complete, the middle portion of this movie is a lot of talk with little or no gore. However the dialog between the killer and the kidnapped girl is very interesting.

If you have the attention span to sit through 'slower' moments of this film, then you'll find something to enjoy in it.

uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
93:49s
=~90:04s
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
1:46s
18 91:05s
=87:26s
UK: Passed 18 after 1:46s cuts for:
  • 2009 Cornerstone R2 DVD
  • 2003 Vipco R0 DVD
  • 2000 Horror Video/Vipco VHS

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

  • A scene was cut showing a naked woman fleeing from the masked attacker with a nail gun. as he pursues her around a bedroom. He shoots her in the back. She slumps to the ground and he shoots her in the head.

The film has been playing uncut on Zone Horror channel so presumably the BBFC would not cut the film if it were to be resubmitted.

cut
cut
Video Nasty 83:56s UK: Released on pre-cert video for:
  • 1981 Hokushn  VHS

Released on Pre-VRA video by Hokushn in November 1981 and made it onto the video nasties list in November 1983. It was removed from the list in May 1985 as it was a BBFC approved version.

There are conflicting reports about versions released by Hokushin. The best theory seems to be that there were two versions released:

  • A cut version missing around 6 minutes of footage. This seems to be in excess of the oft quoted cinema version which was missing around 2 minutes. This seems to the most common version with a runtime noted as 83:56s. Maybe there is a possibility that it was doubly speeded up during NTSC to PAL conversion
  • There are also reports of an uncut version. See article from movie-censorship.com
BBFC cut
~2:00s
X cert 91:42s
=88:02s
UK: Passed X (18) after about 2 minutes of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1979 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • Cut to remove a bathtub masturbation sequence
  • Cut to heavily edit the murder scenes and shots of bloody bodies,
Toolkit

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5:23s 18 53:58s 1995 release
Tooned 50

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Tooned 50 [Part 3] is a animation video by Henry Trotter and Chris Waitt.
With Jenson Button, Sergio Perez and Alexander Armstrong. BBFC link

Cut for category by the BBFC for 2013 DVD

BBFC cut
category cuts
1s
PG 18:48s UK: Passed PG for mild bad language after 1s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2013 Abbey Home Media Group plc video
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove an inadequately obscured use of strong language in order to obtain a PG classification. Cut made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An uncut 12 classification was available.
Tootsie

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Tootsie Criterion Collection Blu ray Hoffman

Tootsie is a 1982 USA comedy romance by Sydney Pollack.
Starring Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange and Teri Garr. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts for a PG rated 1983 cinema release, then uncut and 15 rated for home video. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Promotional Material

Michael Dorsey (Dustin Hoffman) is an unemployed actor with a reputation for being 'difficult'. Desperate for work, Michael dresses up in drag in an attempt to land a part in a daytime soap as a mature woman. He succeeds, and achieves instant fame as Dorothea Michaels. However, complications develop when he falls in love with Julie, a female cast member (Jessica Lange), while simultaneously having to fend off the amorous advances of both Julie's father (Charles Durning) and male actors on the set.
uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA R

111:26s UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
  • 2016 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2007 UCA R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1994 Columbia/TriStar VHS
  • 1990 RCA/Columbia VHS
  • 1990 VCI VHS
  • 1986 RCA/Columbia VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

BBFC cut
category cuts
6s
PG cert 115;58s
=111:20s
UK: Passed PG after 6s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1983 cinema release
Top Gear Greatest Movie Chases Ever

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Top Gear is a 2002 - present, UK TV motoring show
Starring Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May. IMDb
Long running TV series has many controversial moments for to non-political correct jokes. These haven't troubled the BBFC though.

Summary Notes

Jeremy, Richard and James talk about everything car-related. From new cars to how they're fueled, this show has it all.

cut
pre-cut
15 58:54s

 

Top Gear: Season 2, Episode 2 is a comedy documentary adventure by Phil Churchward, Brian Klein and Kit Lynch-Robinson.
Starring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. BBFC link

Season 22, Episode 2- Edited Version was passed 15 for strong language for:

  • 2016 BBC DVD

Summary Notes

The boys embark on a trip across Australia's Northern Territory in a BMW M6 Gran Coupe, a Bentley Continental GT v8 and a Nissan GT-R. Kiefer Sutherland is the star in the Reasonably Priced Car.

BBFC cut
30s
12 cert 51:45s UK: Top Gear Greatest Movie Chases Ever passed 12 after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2007 BBC Worldwide R2 DVD

The BBFC commented:

  • Cuts required to remove BBFC classification symbols and accompanying text which does not accurately reflect the terms of the Video Recordings Act 1984.
Top Sensation

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  • Swinging Young Seductresses
  • The Seducers

Top Sensation DVD Rosalba Neri

Top Sensation is a 1969 Italy drama by Ottavio Alessi.
Starring Rosalba Neri, Edwige Fenech and Eva Thulin. BBFC link IMDb
Banned by the BBFC for 1970 cinema release. passed 18 uncut for 2016 DVD. Uncut and X rated in the US but later cut for an MPAA R rating. There is also a German version and mentions of additional footage shot in 1970.

Summary Notes

Attempting to cure her mentally handicapped son's virginity, his mother and several friends embark on a cruise which strands them on nearly deserted island where lust and murder are on the menu!

BBFC uncut 18

MPAA
X rated

90:44s

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex for:

US: Originally passed uncut and X rated but later cut for an R rating

mpaa cut
cut
MPAA R   US: Originally passed uncut and X rated but later cut for an R rating
banned
banned
Rejected UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1970 cinema release
Topaz

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  • Alfred Hitchcock's Topaz
Topaz is a 1969 USA thriller by Alfred Hitchcock.
With Frederick Stafford, Dany Robin and John Vernon. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

There are 3 alternative endings.

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uncut
alternative
PG cert 136:25s UK: The Version with the Airport Ending was passed PG uncut for:
  • 2013 Universal R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2013 Universal Vol 2 [7 films] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2001 Universal R2 DVD
  • 1969 cinema release
uncut
uncut
alternative
PG cert 120:16s UK: The Version with the Suicide Ending was passed PG uncut for:
uncut
uncut
alternative
    There is also a version ending with a duel at a sports stadium. This was disliked by preview audiences and so was replaced with the Airport ending
Tora! Tora! Tora!

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Tora! Tora! Tora! 1970 US/Japan war film by Richard Fleischer & Kinji Fukasaku
With Martin Balsam, Sô Yamamura and Jason Robards. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Exists in 2 verions, US and the longer Japanese Extended Version

uncut
Extended Version
PG cert 148:53s UK: The Japanese Extended Version was passed PG uncut for:

From version details on IMDb. The Japanese release contains two extra sequences:

  • Admiral Yamamato visiting the Imperial Palace and talking with Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal Kido
  • a comical scene between two cooks about the carrier Akagi that explains how the International Date Line works.
uncut
US Version 
U cert 136:41s UK: The US Version was passed U uncut for:
  • 1992 Fox Video
  • 1987 Film & Video VHS
  • 1970 cinema release
Tormented

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cut 15 cert 87:31s 2009 UK comedy horror by Jon Wright

The BBFC suggested cuts for the 2009 cinema release and 2009 Pathe DVD.

This film was originally shown to the BBFC in an unfinished version. The BBFC advised the company that the film was likely to receive a 18 classification but that the requested 15 certificate could be achieved by making reductions to a number of scenes. In particular the BBFC suggested that the number of blows in a fight scene should be reduced; an aggressive use of very strong language should be removed; sexual bullying of a naked young male in showers should be significantly reduced; sexualised killing of a partially naked young male should be significantly reduced; visual element of a severed penis in condom in comic context should be reduced; focus on a screwdriver embedded in hand should be reduced; focus on screwdriver in neck should be reduced, along with subsequent closer focus on neck wound as blood flows. When the finished version of the film was submitted, all the reductions had been made satisfactorily and the film was classified 15 .

Tormentor

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  • Passi di danza su una lama di rasoio
  • Maniac at Large
  • Death Carries a Cane

Tormentor GEORGE MARTIN ROBERT HOFFMAN

Tormentor is a 1973 Italy/Spain horror mystery thriller by Maurizio Pradeaux.
With Robert Hoffmann, Nieves Navarro and George Martin. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1974 X rated cinema release. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US

Promotional Material

Ketty, a photographer living in Rome, accidentally witnesses the murder of a young woman at the hands of a razor-wielding maniac. Ketty and her fiance, Alberto, go to the police--only to learn that two other witnesses to the crime have been slashed to death. Ketty fears that she will be the next victim when her ballerina friend Magda is brutally killed by the same elusive culprit. The police are baffled, unable to find a motive. It is Alberto who discovers the connection: all the murdered girls were dancers. Investigating further, Ketty finds a photo identifying the killer. But before she can warn Alberto, Ketty is trapped in a lonely greenhouse, stalked by the homicidal madman!
BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA
R rated
~90:00s US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
cut
X cert   UK: Passed X after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1974 cinema release titled Maniac at Large
Torso

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  • I Corpi presentano tracce di violenza carnale
  • Bodies Bear Traces of Carnal Violence
  • Carnal Violence

 

Torso DVD John Richardson

See trailer from youtube.com

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
uncut
uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

89:22s
=85:48s
1975 Italian thriller by Sergio Martino. IMDb

The English Version was passed 18 uncut after previous cuts waived for:

  • 2011 Shameless Slasher Nasties Triple Bill R2 DVD at UK Amazon for release on 24th October 2011
  • 2007 Argent/Shameless R0 DVD at UK Amazon

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2011 Blue Underground (English + Italian Version) R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2011 Blue Underground (English Version) R0 DVD at US Amazon

Summary Review: Worth the wait

This is one of those Italian horror classics that's actually worth the wait. Not as well put together as Argento or Fulci, but packed with really great jazz tinged music and some totally unforgetable scenes, mainly the beautifully shot murder in the woods and the final showdown in the house with Suzy Kendall and the masked killer.

Almost a classic.

BBFC
50s
18 84:31s The English Version was passed 18 after 50s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1990 Vipco VHS
BBFC
cut
X cert   The English Version was passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1975 cinema release

The submitted running time was noted as 89:30s = 85:55s PAL

Total Recall

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Total Recall is a 2012 USA/Canada action adventure sci-fi thriller by Len Wiseman.
With Colin Farrell, Bokeem Woodbine and Bryan Cranston. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
There is a Theatrical Version and an Extended Director's Cut. Nothing controversial about the differences.

There was a rumour that there is also a version that clothes the topless 3 breasted woman. However this seems to be more to do with a censored publicity photo shoot rather than the film itself.

uncut
Director's Cut
12 cert 124:51s UK: The Extended Director's Cut was passed 12 for moderate violence, brief nudity and infrequent strong language for: US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com . The additional material is uncontentious and is limited to Blu-ray releases. The Director's Cut adds some depth which makes for a significantly better film.

uncut
uncut
12 cert 113:32s UK:   The Theatrical Version was passed 12A without BBFC cuts for moderate violence, brief nudity and one use of strong language for:
  • 2012 Sony [Theatrical + Extended] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2012 Sony R2 DVD
  • 2012 cinema release
Total Recall

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Total Recall is a 1990 US action film by Paul Verhoeven
With Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone and Michael Ironside.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut for an MPAA R rated theatrical release, and this cut version has persisted ever since

BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut

best available
best
available

15 cert

18

MPAA
R Rated

108:33s UK: The R Rated Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2012 cinema release

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

  • 2012 Studio Canal Ultimate Rekall Steelbook Edition RB Blu-ray+R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 16th July 2012
  • 2012 Studio Canal Ultimate Rekall Edition RB Blu-ray+R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 16th July 2012
  • 2010 Optimum Schwarzenegger Collection RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2007 Technicolor/Momentum R2 DVD
  • 2001 Momentum R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2001 Carlton R2 DVD
  • 2000 Universal R2 DVD
  • 1990 Guild VHS
  • 1990 cinema release

See  article from  bbfc.co.uk : Punchy Violence

The distributor had requested a 15 rating for the 1990 cinema release but the examiners' reports show that BBFC examiners had concerns about scenes of violence at this category. They also recommended against cuts to a film expertly and technically executed . Examiners considered the impact on the audience of the combination of action and violence as well as the likely appeal of the film to teenagers. But ultimately the examiners concluded that the levels of punchy and upfront violence would best be represented by an 18 certificate.

From cuts details on IMDb

The film was initially given an X-rating by the MPAA. The following are the scenes that were trimmed to receive a R-rating:
  • Benny's death is optically cropped to remove the exiting drill erupting from his stomach.
  • The innocent bystander used as a shield was bloodier before trimming.
  • The stabbing of Helm in the bar had the bowie knife slicing up his stomach. Stills of this were actually featured in Fangoria magazine at the time of the film's release.
  • Several shots of the scientists being killed by Quaid after he breaks free from the implant-machine were shortened.
  • The scene of Richter's arms being severed was shortened.

This R Rated Version seems to have become the definitive version

Touch of Evil

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Touch Evil Masters Cinema Blu ray

Touch of Evil is a 1958 USA crime thriller by Orson Welles.
Starring Charlton Heston, Orson Welles and Janet Leigh. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
The BBFC cut the Theatrical Version for an A rated 1958 cinema release. Home video releases are uncut. In addition there is also a preview version and a reconstructed version.

Orson Welles created the first cut known as the Preview Version. It did not impress the studio and they gave the editors job to somebody else to produce the Theatrical Version. Orson Welles sent the studio a 58 page letter describing his visions for the film. This letter was used to create the Reconstructed Version which is felt to be the version closest to Director's wishes for the film.

Summary Notes

A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town.

uncut
uncut
Reconstructed Version
12 cert

MPAA PG-13

106:05s UK: The Reconstructed Version/Re-edited Version was passed 12 uncut for:
  • 2011 Eureka Limited Edition [Reconstructed+Preview+Theatrical] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2004 Universal R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1999 cinema release

US: The Reconstructed Version is MPAA PG-13 Rated for:

  • 2008 Universal 50th Anniversary Edition [Reconstructed+Preview+Theatrical] R1 DVD at US Amazon
uncut
uncut
Preview Version
12 cert   UK: The Preview version was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2011 Eureka Limited Edition [Reconstructed+Preview+Theatrical] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
uncut
uncut
Theatrical Version
12 cert 104:08s

 

UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 12 uncut for:
  • 2011 Eureka Limited Edition [Reconstructed+Preview+Theatrical] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
mpaa cut
cut
A Cert submitted
93:12s =89:28s
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed A after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1958 cinema release
A Touch of Sin A Touch of Sin is a 2013 China drama by Zhangke Jia

See Banned International: A Touch of Sin

Touche pas a la femme blanche

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  • Don't Touch the White Woman
uncut
uncut
18 105:02s Touche pas a la femme blanche is a 1974 France/Italy biography comedy western by Marco Ferreri.
With Marcello Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve and Michel Piccoli. IMDb

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

BBFC
7s
18 105:01s UK: Passed 18 after 7s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1994 Arthouse VHS
Tough and Deadly

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  • Peligrosamente duros

Tough Deadly DVD Billy Blanks

Tough and Deadly is a 1995 USA action thriller by Steve Cohen.
Starring Billy Blanks, Roddy Piper and Richard Norton. BBFC link IMDb

Uncut for 2003 Hollywood DVD but an unknown pre-cut version was used for other VHS and DVD releases

Summary Notes

Elmo Freech is a private investigator and was contracted by John Portland, a CIA agent who suffers amnesia, in oder to reveale a dubious case of drug smuggling in which are involved big fishes of the CIA and from Washington.

uncut
uncut
18 87:46s UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut
2:00s

18 85:46s UK: A pre-cut version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2007 Boulevard R2 DVD
  • 2003 Waterfall/WHE R0 DVD
  • 1999 Marquee VHS
  • 1996 Guild VHS

From IMDb:

  • extensively reduced multiple face kicks, head butts, a neck break and blows with a pool cue.
Tough Guy 1977 Hong Kong/Taiwan martial arts film by Hsueh Li Pao

See Iron Monkey Strikes Back

Tourist Trap Tourist Trap is a 1979 USA horror mystery thriller by David Schmoeller.
With Chuck Connors, Jocelyn Jones and Jon Van Ness. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Not cut by censors but US and UK Blu-ray releases have been shortened by about 4 minutes. DVD releases are uncut.

Promotional Material

An eerie and deserted wax museum, SLAUSEN S LOST OASIS, is the site for spine-tingling terror where four unsuspecting young travelers (Including TANYA ROBERTS from Charlie s Angels & A View to a Kill ) are lured into a very deadly TOURIST TRAP. Slausen (CHUCK CONNERS, Soylent Green ) is the reclusive and bizarre owner of this attraction, which is actually more like a macabre chamber of horrors. The grotesque and frightening mannequins in this sordid side-show are only the beginning of the murderous mayhem and nightmarish madness to come..
uncut
uncut
15 cert

X cert

MPAA
PG

89:59s UK: Passed 15 uncut for: UK: Passed X (18) uncut for:
  • 1979 cinema release
US:  Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
cut
shortened
~4:00s
No Cert   UK: A shortened version was released for:
  • 2014 88 Films RB Blu-ray

There's no sign of this shortened version in the BBFC database. 88 Films say that they used the Full Moon print and that there is no other uncut high definition version source available

US: A shortened version was released for:

  • 2014 Full Moon RA Blu-ray

Edits have been made to delete and relocate 5 scenes adding up to about 4 minutes.

Tower of Evil

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  • Beyond the Fog
  • Horror on Snape Island

Tower Evil Blu ray Jill Haworth

Tower of Evil is a 1972 UK/USA horror by Jim O'Connolly.
With Bryant Haliday, Jill Haworth, Anna Palk. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for cinema release, Uncut for home video. The 2006 UK release noted as re-edited which is a restoration and deletion of print damage

Summary Notes:

A group of experienced archeologists are searching for an old and mystic Phoenician treasure when they are surprised by a series of mysterious murders...

A trash classic from the heyday of British exploitation. if you're an admirer of raw, vicious and undiscovered horror. This film is so much fun

uncut
uncut
re-mastered
MPAA R ~89:00s US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
uncut
uncut
re-edited
18 90:02s UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong gory violence for:

From IMDb. The 2006 DVD featured a re-edited print which had no censor cuts but gained/lost extra scenes through print damage and some restoration.

uncut
uncut
18 89:54s

 

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 1999 Sovereign VHS
  • 1993 Vipco VHS
BBFC cut
cut
X cert   UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1972 cinema release

From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were to heavily edit:

  • shots of stabbings
  • a lovemaking scene
  • scenes of a man on fire
Tower of London

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  • La torre de Londres

Tower London Blu ray Roger Corman

Tower of London is a 1962 USA historical horror thriller by Roger Corman.
Starring Vincent Price, Michael Pate and Joan Freeman. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1962 cinema release. Uncut and 12 rated for 2017 Blu-ray. Uncut in the US.

Summary Notes

On the death of his brother King Edward IV, Richard of Gloucester conspires to get the throne for himself. The late King had two young sons, his heir, Edward V and the younger Prince Richard, but they are not of age and so names his other brother, Clarence as Lord Protector of the Realm. Gloucester soon kills his younger brother but is haunted by his ghost and what he has done. As he continues to kill those around him, Gloucester is haunted by those he has betrayed hearing voices and slowly descending into madness. He spreads rumors that the late King's two sons are illegitimate and therefore not eligible to ascend to the throne. He assassinates the young princes and is crowned King Richard III. The ghosts from his past have the final say however.

uncut
uncut
12

MPAA
Unrated

79:38s UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate violence, scenes of torture for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2016 Shout! Factory Vincent Price Collection III (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
X pre 1970 submitted
79:51s
=76:39s
UK: Passed X (16) after compulsory cuts for:
  • 1962 cinema release
The Town

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The Town is a 2010 USA crime thriller by Ben Affleck.
Starring Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall and Jon Hamm. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Exists as a Theatrical Version, an Extended Version, and the Extended Version with an alternative ending

Summary Notes

As he plans his next job, a longtime thief tries to balance his feelings for a bank manager connected to one of his earlier heists, as well as the FBI agent looking to bring him and his crew down.

uncut
uncut
alternative
MPAA
Unrated
  US: Extended Cut with Alternative Ending is MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2012 Warner Ultimate Collector's Edition [theatrical + extended + alternative versions] R0 Blu-ray/R1 DVD via UK Amazon and at US Amazon

Reviewers have suggested that the alternative ending fits the film well. The alternative ending adds 2:52s to the run time. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

uncut
uncut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

144:03s UK: The Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for:
  • 2010 Warner Online
  • 2010 Warner video

US: The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

The extended version is well worthwhile. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com .

BBFC uncut 15 cert

MPAA R

119:32s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2011 Warner Blu-ray
  • 2011 Warner R1 DVD
  • 2010 cinema release
The Toxic Avenger

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  • Toxic Avenger

Toxic Avenger Uncut Nuclear Blu ray

The Toxic Avenger is a 1984 USA action comedy horror sci-fi by Michael Herz & Lloyd Kaufman.
With Andree Maranda, Mitch Cohen and Jennifer Prichard. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Heavily cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. This R rated version was released without BBFC cuts for cinema release, VHS and DVD. A pre-cut version based on the Director's Cut was also passed without BBFC cuts for 20013 DVD. The Director's Cut and an extended Japanese Version were released uncut in 2014 but no BBFC details yet. The Director's Cut and an extended Japanese Version are available in the US and are MPAA Unrated.

Promotional Material

Welcome to Tromaville, New Jersey -- a small American town, terrorized by criminals. The town's corrupt mayor sits idly by while muggers, robbers and teenage punks victimize helpless citizens. Among the residents of Tromaville is Melvin, a nerdy, emaciated janitor at the local health club. That is, until he becomes The Toxic Avenger! A gang of thugs devise a cruel hoax that goes horribly wrong as Melvin is cast through a third story window and into a vat of hazardous toxic waste. However, an unexpected metamorphosis takes place. As the chemicals take hold of his body, Melvin turns into the Toxic Avenger, doer of good and brutal mauler of evil! The rest, as they say, is history. The excitement is non-stop as the hero sets out to single handedly wipe out the forces of evil that torment the people of Tromaville. THE TOXIC AVENGER is non-stop entertainment that will leave the viewer s glowing from the fun.
uncut
Director's Cut
No Cert

MPAA
Unrated

~87:00s
=~84:00s
UK: Uncut but no BBFC details yet for:
  • 2016 88 Films [The Complete Toxic Avenger] R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2014 88 Films [Director's Cut + Japanese Version] Limited Edition Steelbook R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2014 88 Films [Director's Cut + Japanese Version] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2014 88 Films R0 DVD at UK Amazon

UK: Temporarily and accidentally sold in a UK uncut version for:

  • 1996 Allied Troma VHS

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

Thanks to Andrew and Chris, April 2008: Zone Horror

The Toxic Avenger is being shown on Zone Horror in the uncut version. All the gore and nunchaku scenes are included-even the famous head squash in the gym! Graphic yes, but its so badly done that to me it just becomes a moment of black comedy genius, a la Bad taste , Braindead etc.

uncut
Japanese Cut
No Cert

MPAA
Unrated

98:00s
=~94:00s
UK: Uncut but no BBFC details yet for:
  • 2014 88 Films [Director's Cut + Japanese Version] Limited Edition Steelbook R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2014 88 Films [Director's Cut + Japanese Version] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon

US: The Japanese Cut is MPAA Unrated for:

See  article from  rockshockpop.com : Cool to See But...

The Japanese cut is longer and it has some alternate plot development and character development footage but don't go in expecting much more in the way of sex or gore when compared to the director's cut version.

If you don't already have the director's cut DVD, this is probably the one you want to go for as it is the longest, but it doesn't necessarily flow better.

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
cut

18

MPAA R
MPAA

75:42s

 

UK: A Pre-cut Version, presumably the R rated version, was passed 18 without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 2005 Prism R2 DVD
  • 1996 Allied Troma VHS
  • 1986 Palan VHS
  • 1986 cinema release

In response to a query to the BBFC:

Toxic Avenger was never actually cut by the BBFC. However, the version submitted to us was heavily pre-cut by the distributors before it was sent in. The version classified (without cuts) by the Board runs at about 75 minutes, whereas the full version runs about 90 minutes. From what we understand a number of sequences of gore and violence were toned down throughout and a scene involving the use of chainsticks was also removed because, at the time, it was well known that the Board did not allow the use of these weapons in films). It is entirely possible that it might be possible to classify a stronger version of the film now - perhaps even the full version, but we cannot say for sure without a formal resubmission.

Cuts for an R rating were as follows:

  1. Dialogue cut heavily from the scene in the locker room, where Slug, and Wanda talk about hit-and-run pedestrians.
  2. Slug, and Wanda screwing, is briefly shortened.
  3. Heavily cut; the famous head-crushing. The hit-and-run kid moving, and the crew backing up with the car, and crushing his head, and Wanda and Julie going out to take pictures of the corpse, and then the crew driving away, are all cut out in a row.
  4. Shinbone alley; Cigarface kicking O'Clancy, who's on the ground.
  5. Shinbone alley; Toxie repeatedly punching Cigarface, lasts longer.
  6. Shinbone alley; Toxie bashing Knuckles' nose off, is cut out.
  7. Shinbone alley; Toxie gouging the transvestite thug's eyes, is completely cut out.
  8. Shinbone alley; Knucles passing out.
  9. Shinbone alley; Toxie punching Cigarface into the barrel, is shortened.
  10. Shinbone alley; Toxie bashing Knuckles, and the transvestite thug's heads together, is no more.
  11. Taco-bar; Leroy shotgunning a guy, is reduced.
  12. Taco-bar; the shot man squirming on the floor.
  13. Taco-bar; Frank ripping Sarah's panties off, and some dialogue, like I did always wanted to poke me a blind bitch.
  14. Taco-bar; Frank's hand-stump splattering blood.
  15. Taco-bar; Frank trying to get up from the floor, with his one hand only.
  16. Taco-bar; Toxie stuffing Frank to the oven, is shortened.
  17. Taco-bar; a brief body shot of Leroy's mangled face, is gone.
  18. Taco-bar; a shot of a dead dog is deleted. And a bunch of dialogue has also gone for continuity.
  19. A brief close-up of Rico's boiled hands, is deleted.
  20. The drug-dealer's body squirming around in the weight machine, along with a juicy close-up of the mangled head, is no more.
  21. Wanda's ass boiling, is shortened.
  22. Toxie ducking down, and making a thug slash his friend, and Toxie pushing a thug's knife to its owner, have been completely deleted.
  23. Cigarface squirming after he's shot, is no more.
  24. Slug beating the old granny with her cane has been cut from four hits to just one.
  25. When Toxie nears the mayor, flashbacks of a close-up of Frank's arm being pulled off, and the weight machine murder (now shown from a more grisly angle), have been cut out.
  26. The mayor digging his own guts, is reduced.
  27. The body shot of the dead mayor, is omitted
BBFC uncut

cut
pre-cut

18 87:32s
=84:02s
UK: A pre-cut version of the Director's Cut was passed 18 without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 2003 Prism R2 DVD

Reported as missing gore ie the killing of the boy on the bike, heavy cuts to the restaurant robbery including the use of nunchakus

The Toxic Avenger Part II

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Toxic Avenger Part II Blu ray

Toxic Avenger Part II is 1989 US comedy horror by Michael Herz & Lloyd Kaufman.
With Ron Fazio, John Altamura and Phoebe Legere. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. This cut version was further cut by the BBFC for VHS. The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for DVD and Blu-ray since 2003.

Promotional Material

Toxie's mean, green, and back on the screen! Melvin Junko was a nerdy 98lb weakling until he fell into a vat of toxic waste, turning him into the first ever superhuman superhero from New Jersey. This time the hideously deformed creature of superhuman size and strength takes on Tokyo.

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uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

102:53s
=98:46s
UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
  • 2016 88 Films [The Complete Toxic Avenger] R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2014 88 Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 17th November 2014
  • 2014 88 Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 17th November 2014
  • 2003 Hollywood DVD

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

Denmark: The Director's Cut was released for:

Netherlands: The Director's Cut was released for:

From IMDB. The Unrated Director's Cut is 7:27s longer than the cut US R Rated Version:

  • The wheelchair death is gorier and quite longer. He squeezes his body till his intestines burst out of his stomach (along with buckets of blood). Then Toxie takes the wheelchair, picks it up and throws it aside.
  • The villain who gets choked with the vine and has roses shoved into his eye sockets is gorier and longer. It shows Toxie choking him more and also blood squirting out his neck (he also spits out blood) and it also shows Toxie shoving the roses in his eyes.
  • A gorier version of the scene when Toxie punches the Black villain's face in showing blood run down his face and also his body dropping to the ground, showing what's left of his head.
  • When Toxie bashes the two villains; heads off, it usually cuts to them dancing; in the uncut print their bodies first drop to the ground, causing blood to splash out of their necks (and it also shows toxie tearing hair from their scalps!)
  • The Indian villain's death shows Toxie tearing his ears off his head
  • Toxie chases down 3 rapists and kills 2; in the R-rated version the 3rd one (a woman) is never shown. In the uncut print he chases her to a radio station where he shoves cords, microphones in her body
  • A scene showing Toxie and the Japenese chick playing a game.
  • A new scene of Toxie complaining that everyone in Japan is staring at him.
  • Two fights scenes are added. One between two warriors (one gets crushed by Toxie's foot and the other gets thrown on some stand) and a Japanese drag queen who keeps trying to rape Roxie
cut
total
8:34s

BBFC cut
1:07s

MPAA
7:27s

18 90:20s UK: The cut US R Rated Version was passed 18 after a further 1:07s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1996 Allied Troma VHS

  • 1991 Virgin VHS

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

  • Cut to remove Toxie defending himself with a mop whilst being attacked by a bad with nunchukas
  • Cut shots of woman ripping open Masami's top to reveal her naked breasts
  • Cut to remove shots of banned weapons. In this case 2 fish used by Toxie as nunchakus against a bad guy wielding a real versio0n of the weapon.
  • Cut to remove Toxie being attacked by a ninja with throwing stars
The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie

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Toxic Avenger Part III Blu ray

The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie is a 1989 USA action comedy horror by Michael Herz and Lloyd Kaufman.
Starring Ron Fazio, Phoebe Legere and John Altamura. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
The Theatrical Version was cut for an MPAA R rating but the Director's Cut is unrated and uncut. The director later said that he prefers the Theatrical Version and recent releases since Blu-ray have been reflected his preferences. Both versions have been passed 18 uncut in the UK.

Summary Review: Untempting

Toxie finds he has nothing to do as a superhero, as he has ridden his city of evil. So he decides to go to work for a major corporation, which he discovers may be the evilest of all his adversaries.

Toxie is told that his blind girlfriend Claire, has a chance to see again, but it costs a lot of money. Then Toxie gets the opportunity to work as a spokesman for his enemy Apocolypse Inc. He says "yes" so he can get money for Claire. Not knowing what he was doing, Apocolypse Inc. takes over Tromaville and makes everyone slaves to work for them. After Claire's surgery, she opens up Toxie's eyes and he has too battle with The Devil himself.

Generally found disappointing but a few reviewers found the funny side somewhere.

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uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

102:07s
=98:02s
 
Denmark: The Director's Cut is rated 15 for:

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

  • 2003 Hollywood DVD

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

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
1:08s

18

MPAA R

98:22s UK: The director approved Theatrical Version was cut for an R rating by 1:08s for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Approximately 1:08s of violent footage is missing from the opening sequence. And not everyone is quite convinced that the director really prefers this version.

Thanks to Jon Dracup

88 Films have said that they got the HD print from Troma in the USA, and that the version they and 88 Films released on Blu-Ray, is Lloyd Kaufman's preferred Director's Cut of the film, and it is alleged, Kaufman says that the missing gore was never meant to be included ! (Hmmmmm! Really?)

Sadly, it's missing a fair bit of violence, mostly from the opening, 10 minute sequence set inside a Tromaville Video Rental store. The cuts noted are:

  • someone having a broom handle, shoved through their head, and once through the head, the head is then forcibly separated from the body
  • someone having their intestines removed, and being strangled with them
  • a scene featuring someone having their hand and fingers squashed in a videocassette-deck

All these scenes appear in previous (non-UK) DVD versions. A shame, as the cuts are really noticeable in the UK Blu-Ray!  And according to someone else, the UK audio commentary goes off-kilter and out-of-sync with what's on-screen, for about 20 seconds too.

Toy Story 2

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uncut
uncut
U cert 88:35s 1999 US children's cartoon by John Lasseter & Ash Brannon

Passed U uncut for the 2009 cinema and 2001-2010 Buena Vista video/DVD/Blu-rays.

There is also a US version with a world picture replaced by a US flag for the backdrop to a motivational speech

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uncut
U cert 94:45s
=90:58s
The BBFC passed the 2000 cinema release U without cuts

Seems to be a minor variation with different fake outtakes running over the end credits

Tracers Tracers is a 2014 USA action film by Daniel Benmayor.
Starring Taylor Lautner, Marie Avgeropoulos and Rafi Gavron. YouTube icon IMDb

Rated R for some violence by the MPAA in May 2014. The producers wanted a PG-13 and appealed the MPAA decision.  The appeal was successful and the CARA appeals board re-rated the film PG-13 for some intense violence, perilous action, sexual content and language.

Summary Notes

Wanted by the mafia, a new York City bike messenger escapes into the world of parkour after meeting a beautiful stranger.

Traces of Death

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Traces Death  Anniversary Collectors Region

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uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~78:00s
=~75:00s
1993 US documentary. IMDb

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2003 Brain Damage 9th Anniversary Collector's Edition R1 DVD
banned
banned
rejected 72:17s Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 2005 Crypt Keeper DVD

The BBFC explained their ban:

Traces of Death comprises a compilation of uncontextualised clips showing real killings, suicides, medical operations, fatal accidents, autopsies and other distressing images . The work presents no journalistic, educational or other justifying context for the images shown. Rather, the work presents a barrage of sensationalist clips, for what appears to be the underlying purpose of providing prurient entertainment. That this is the essential purpose of the work is reinforced by the addition of a sparse but sensationalist voice-over, which deliberately makes light of human death, pain and suffering. Some of the most graphic clips are needlessly repeated in slow motion, further underlining the prurient and exploitative nature of the work.

The Board carefully considered the work in the light of our Guidelines and the tests set down by the Video Recordings Act. A key consideration is the question of any harm that might be caused to potential viewers or, through their behaviour, to society because of the manner in which the work deals with violence and "horrific behaviour or incidents". The Board has concluded that the video is potentially harmful because of the influence it may have on the attitudes and behaviour of at least some intended or potential viewers. By presenting actual human death, mutilation and suffering as entertainment, the work has the potential to desensitise viewers, and perhaps even to incite some to harm others. The work invites the viewer to take sadistic pleasure in death, injury, mutilation and pain and encourages callousness towards victims. Given the flippant and sensationalist nature of the occasional voice over, the work is perhaps especially likely to appeal to the juvenile humour of young and impressionable persons (whatever its classification). The Board considers that the work may have a significant brutalising effect on their attitude to human life and pain.

Given the potential for the work to deaden the sensitivity of viewers to pain and suffering and to impair the moral development of younger viewers in particular, the Board also considers that the work raises serious concerns about possible breach of the Obscene Publications Act. This Act makes it an offence to distribute any work that, taken as a whole, has a tendency to deprave and corrupt (i.e. make morally bad) a significant proportion of those likely to see it.

A further consideration for the Board is that of public acceptability. (This is the ground on which, for instance, the Board has regard to issues of bad language.) In this case the combination of the shocking and distressing images in the work, the lack of any justifying context, the editorial treatment, and the and the possible appeal to a young audience, all appear to the Board to raise serious concerns about the acceptability of the work to public opinion. Taken together with the harm issues, and potential breach of the law, these concerns about acceptability strengthen the basis for refusal of classification.

The Board considered whether cutting the work would be a viable alternative to refusing a classification certificate. However, the essential difficultly with Traces of Death lies not so much with any particular images (most of which would have been acceptable in a different, more serious, context) but with the manner in which the images are presented, and with the underlying, exploitative purpose of the work. Cuts would therefore be unlikely to modify the tone and overall effect of the work acceptably.

The Trade Off

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Trade Off Uncut Version That

The Trade Off is a 2013 USA drama by Sean Weathers.
With Sean Weathers, Okema Moore and Waliek Crandall. YouTube icon IMDb

The Uncut Version is 5m longer and proclaims: The Uncut Version goes all the way

Summary Notes

A man is forced to re-evaluate the choices he's made in his life.

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Uncut Version
MPAA
Unrated
~80:00s US: The Uncut Version is MPAA Unrated for: The Uncut Version is 5m longer and proclaims: The Uncut Version goes all the way
uncut
Unrated Version
MPAA
Unrated
~75:00s

 

US: A shorter version is MPAA Unrated for:
The Trail Beyond

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21s U cert 54:30s 1934 US western by Ray Bradbury

This John Wayne film suddenly started getting cut from the Cinema Club version of 2003 (29s).  Similar cuts for the Classic Entertainment release and slightly less for the Latest WHE International version (21s).

The BBFC statement reads: Compulsory cuts required to real animal cruelty, sight of horses being ridden off cliff into water and to horse falls.

uncut U cert 54:42s The 1934 cinema release and all video versions from 1987 to the Delta Music version of 2004 were all uncut
Trailer Park of Terror

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Trailer Park Terror Region NTSC

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uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~98:00s
=~94:00s
Trailer Park of Terror is a 2008 USA horror thriller by Steven Goldmann.
With Nichole Hiltz, Lew Temple and Jeanette Brox. YouTube icon IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Summary Review: Good and Gory

Based on the Imperium Comics series. Six troubled high school students and their chaperon, an optimistic youth ministries Pastor get stranded in the middle of the Trucker's Triangle, a forgotten locus of consummate evil in the middle of nowhere. The hapless group seeks shelter for the night in a seemingly abandoned trailer park they find down the road. However, when the sun sets, it's not refuge they find. Instead, terror finds them in the form of Norma, a damned redneck reaper with a killer body who dispenses vengeance and death aided by her cursed companions, a bloodthirsty brood of Undead trailer trash.

The acting is good. Some of the deaths are very brutal and gory but if you can stomach stuff out of say the Saw films then you will be alright with this. The deaths are actually very good and it is a very gory, sexy film with a great soundtrack.

BBFC uncut

MPAA
~40s

18

MPAA
R rated

93:12s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2009 Kaleidoscope R2 DVD
  • 2008 cinema release

See pictorial cuts from movie-censorship.com . The Unrated Version is about 40s longer than the Theatrical Version. The main difference is that the skinning of the boy is loess detailed in the Theatrical Version. Other deaths are also less detailed, but this does not diminish the cruelty of the torture scenes.

Train

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  • Terror Train
BBFC uncut

MPAA
23s

18

MPAA
R Rated

90:25s 2008 US torture horror by Gideon Raff. IMDb

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

  • 2010 Lions Gate R2 DVD
  • 2008 Lions Gate Online

There is also a longer French Version presumably the Unrated Version as it contains extended violent scenes toned down for a US R Rating. See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

Trainspotting

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Trainspotting DVD Ewan McGregor

Trainspotting is a 1996 UK drama by Danny Boyle.
Starring Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner and Jonny Lee Miller. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1996 18 rated VHS but all other releases are 18 rated and uncut. Cut in the US for an R rating.

Summary Notes

A wild, freeform, Rabelaisian trip through the darkest recesses of Edinburgh low-life, focusing on Mark Renton and his attempt to give up his heroin habit, and how the latter affects his relationship with family and friends: Sean Connery wannabe Sick Boy, dimbulb Spud, psycho Begbie, 14-year-old girlfriend Diane, and clean-cut athlete Tommy, who's never touched drugs but can't help being curious about them...

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uncut
18 89:53s UK: Passed 18 with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
  • 2016 cinema release
  • 2009 Channel 4 RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2009 Channel 4 R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2003 Universal R2 DVD
  • 2002 Universal R2 DVD
  • 1995 cinema release
mpaa cut
3s
MPAA R   US: See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . Early US VHS releases were cut:
  • 2s missing from the sex scene with Renton and Diane.
  • 1s missing of needle injection substituted by a view of Renton's face
BBFC cut
14s
18 89:25s UK : Passed 18 after 14s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1996 Polygram VHS

The cut was:

  • a 14s cut to Renton's (Ewan McGregor's) shooting-up scene. The  BBFC video policy at the time was to cut step-by-step process of drug taking where they thought it was likely to prove both fascinating and instructive.
Trainwreck

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Trainwreck is a 2015 USA comedy by Judd Apatow.
Starring Amy Schumer, Bill Hader and Brie Larson. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Exists as an Extended Version and an Theatrical Version.

Summary Notes

Producer Director Judd Apatow from Knocked Up, Bridesmaids, and This is 40, directs breakout comedienne Amy Schumer from Comedy Centrals Inside Amy Schumer in a new comedy about a young woman with a cool job and a busy social schedule, whose personal life is somewhat of a trainwreck

BBFC uncut
Extended Version
15 129:19s
123:38s

UK: The Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language, sex, sex references for:

US:  Extended Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2015 Universal Studios [Theatrical + Unrated Version] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2015 Universal Studios [Theatrical + Unrated Version] R1 DVD at US Amazon
uncut
Theatrical Version
15 124:39s
=119:40s

UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language, sex, sex references for:
  • 2015 cinema release

US: The Theatrical Version is MPAA R rated for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use for:

  • 2015 Universal Studios [Theatrical + Unrated Version] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2015 Universal Studios [Theatrical + Unrated Version] R1 DVD at US Amazon
Trancers 5: Sudden Deth

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4s 15 Certificate 70:15s 1995 release by David Nutter
Trans-Europ-Express

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Trans Europ Express DVD Jean Louis Trintignant  

Trans-Europ-Express is a 1967 France/Belgium thriller by Alain Robbe-Grillet.
With Jean-Louis Trintignant, Marie-France Pisier and Nadine Verdier. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Informally banned by the BBFC in 1967. X rated in in 1977 for cinema release. 15 rated in 2013 on DVD

Summary Review

This stylish, cult 1966 erotic thriller stars French new wave icons Jean-Louis Trintigant. He plays a drug courier smuggling a stash of cocaine from Paris to Antwerp on the Trans-Europ-Express. Matters are complicated by surreal encounters with police, three filmmakers who are also on the train making a film about drug-traffickers and erotic-fantasy sequences featuring Pisier being bound and subjected to Trintignant's will.

One of the most entertaining and involving films I've ever seen, managing to be cerebral and clever as can be while never giving into being impenetrable for the sake of being impenetrable.

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uncut
15 Certificate

X cert

93:45s UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence and sexual fetish images for: UK: Passed X (18) uncut for:
  • 1977 cinema release

See article from filmjournal.net :

The film was eventually granted an X certificate in 1977, having already been granted a certificate by the Bristol authority and screened successfully at the Edinburgh Film Festival.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

banned
banned
BBFC
informally banned
  UK: Informally rejected by the BBFC for:
  • 1967 cinema release

Some reports suggest that the film was formally banned by the BBFC but there is no record of this in the BBFC database

See article from filmjournal.net :

The film was first screened privately for Trevelyan by the distributor, Connoisseur, to gauge his personal opinion. He indicated that all references to and depictions of sexual sadism would have to be removed: This kind of sexual perversion is a dangerous one and I am sure we would not pass anything that might stimulate a pervert of that kind. When officially submitted to the BBFC the film was rejected, a ruling which this time was backed by the GLC and other councils.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is a 2009 USA action Sci-Fi adventure by Michael Bay.
With Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox and Josh Duhamel. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Exists as a Theatrical Version and a Big Screen Edition with extra material used to show off IMAX

Summary Notes

Sam Witwicky leaves the Autobots behind for a normal life. But when his mind is filled with cryptic symbols, the Deceptions target him and he is dragged back into the Transformers' war.

uncut
IMAX
Big Screen Edition
12 cert 151:16s
=145:13s
UK: The IMAX Version was passed 12 uncut for:
  • 2009 cinema release

US: The uncut Big Screen Edition is MPAA PG-13 Rated for:

The IMAX Version/Big Screen Edition contains 32s extra material to show off the IMAX features. See cuts details from dvdcompare.net

  • The forest battle includes an additional 22 seconds
  • the Devastator scene adds 10 extra seconds.
  • This version also features a slightly shorter introduction from Professor Colan and some dialogue has been altered.
BBFC uncut
Theatrical Version
12 cert 143:40s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2009 Paramount R2 DVD
  • 2009 cinema release
Transgression

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8:28s 18 77:34s 1994 US film by Michael DiPaolo.

Transgression is probably the most recognisable underground film to appear on the Screen Edge label to date, and has also been the most problematic , with the original release being delayed after the BBFC demanded that ten minutes of footage be removed. After much negotiation and discussion, a revised print that DiPaolo himself oversaw - lacking about 8 minutes, and with some scenes replaced with previously unseen footage - was approved.

Having seen the full version, I can understand the BBFC's attitude (though hardly to condone it). In fact, Screen Edge were probably lucky that the film wasn't rejected outright as it deals with the censor's main bone of contention - sexual violence - in a forthright and uncompromising way.

In many ways, the film is the latest in a stream of low budget movies which look into the mind of the serial killer, eg Henry: Portrait of a serial Killer & Schramm. Transgression differs from these movies in its stylised treatment of the killers fantasies. We see women tied up and tortured (including in the original, some severe knife/nipple interaction)... and we see it from the point of view of the killer. The images are eroticised, because that's how the killer sees his acts. Hardly surprising then, that the censors were appalled.

Taken from an article by David Flint in Flesh & Blood issue.

The Transporter

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BBFC uncut

MPAA
~25s

15 Certificate

MPAA
PG-13s

88:19s 2002 France/US action film by Louis Leterrier & Corey Yuen. IMDb

The US PG-13 Rated Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for: 

  • 2006 20th Century Fox R0 Blu-ray
  • 2003 20th Century Fox R2 DVD
  • 2002 cinema release

The film was cut in the US for the PG-13:

  • Cuts to the fight on the bus
  • Cuts to the fight on the motorway

There is also an uncut French Extended Version that restores the US cuts

Transporter 2

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  • Le transporteur II

Transporter 2 DVD Jason Statham

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uncut
15 Certificate 84:22s 2005 France/US action film by Loius Leternier. IMDb

The Extended Version/French Version was passed 15 uncut for:

There is also a longer German TV Version

BBFC uncut

MPAA
25s

15 Certificate

MPAA
PG-13

83:59s The cut European Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2006 20th Century Fox R0 Blu-ray
  • 2006 20th Century Fox R2 DVD
  • 2005 cinema release

From IMDb:

  • The Theatrical Version was edited by the MPAA for violence (the scene where Frank fights with an iron bar, digital removal of blood)
  • and sexuality ie shots of Kate Nauta's naked butt

The US Theatrical Version has an additional edit

  • digital retouching of shots where you could see Kate Nauta's nipples through a see through bra
Transsiberian

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  • Expresso Transiberiano

Transsiberian Woody Harrelson

Transsiberian is a 2008 Spain / Germany / UK / Lithuania crime mystery thriller by Brad Anderson.
Starring Woody Harrelson, Emily Mortimer and Ben Kingsley. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for 2009 DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US

Summary Notes

A Trans-Siberian train journey from China to Moscow becomes a thrilling chase of deception and murder when an American couple encounters a mysterious pair of fellow travelers.

Cutting Edge: Quick Trims

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Quick Trims 24: Transsiberian on YouTube.
See more from Cutting Edge
 

uncut
uncut
MPAA R ~111:00s
=~106:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
category cuts
9s
15 106:21s

submitted
106:31s
UK: Passed 15 for strong violence and threat after 9s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2009 Icon video
The BBFC commented:
  • Company have chosen to remove shots of strong bloody violence within a torture scene, in order to achieve a 15 classification. Cuts were made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An uncut 18 was available.
The Trap

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  15 Certificate 101:44s 1996 release by Sidney Hayers

+ cinema cuts

Trapped in Space

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10s 15 Certificate 83:40s 1995 release by Arthur Allan Seidelman
Trash

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  • Andy Warhol's Trash

Trash DVD Region US NTSC

Trash is a 1970 USA drama by Paul Morrissey.
Starring Joe Dallesandro, Holly Woodlawn and Geri Miller. BBFC link IMDb
Banned by the BBFC for 1971 cinema release but after extensive cuts it was passed X for 1972 cinema release. Further heavy cuts were demand for 1991 VHS. It was less cut for 1996 VHS and the cuts were waived for 2005. DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Review: Trash is a classic

The story of Joe [Dallesandro] and his lover-protector, Holly [Woodlawn], who is something to behold, a comic book Mother Courage who fancies herself as Marlene Dietrich but sounds more like Phil Silvers. Joe and Holly try to make a go of things in their Lower East Side basement, from which Holly goes forth from time to time to cruise the Fillmore East and to scavenge garbage cans, while Joe's journeys are in search of real junk... Trash is true-blue movie-making, funny and vivid.--Vincent Canby, The New York Times. Written and directed by Paul Morrissey, "presented" by Andy Warhol.

It is a film that could only have been made in the early '70's. It captures people, locations and scenarios that existed then. This type of guerilla filmmaking is less about a script and more about capturing a moment. I can't imagine these actors sitting around rehearsing scripted lines.

We will never see the likes of this type of filmmaking again. It is an era unto itself. See this film. At times it can be banal and boring and insane but so is life.

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uncut
18

MPAA R
MPAA

109:33s
=105:10s
UK: The full version was passed 18 uncut with previous cuts waived for:

Italy: Uncut for:

  • Raro Video [Flesh + Trash + Heat] R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

The BBFC commented about the waived cuts in  article from  sbbfc.co.uk : Not Instructional

The only consideration this time was whether or not the two famous injection scenes could be released intact.

Since James Ferman's departure from the Board in 1998 fresh advice had been taken from experts working in the field of drugs. Having viewed other films previously cut by Ferman they concluded that the type of material shown in Trash was not in fact likely to be instructional. The fact that heroin is injected is widely known and no genuinely useful information (eg how to dissolve the heroin, what quantities to use, etc) could be gained from the film.

BBFC cut
2:20s
18 103:16s UK: The complete film was submitted and passed 18 after 2:20s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1996 First Independent VHS

The BBFC cuts info:

  • The BBFC waived their previous cuts to fellatio and masturbation with a beer bottle
  • The original cinema cuts for drug taking were retained
  • The original cinema distributor cuts to drug taking scenes were retained
  • The 1991 video cuts to drug taking were also retained
BBFC cut
~12:36s
18 93:39s UK: The extensively cut cinema version was passed 18 after a further 1:48s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1991 Virgin VHS

The BBFC explained the additional cuts that were specified by James Ferman himself, overruling the advice of his examiners and senior staff who argued that these additional cuts were not required. The unilateral intervention of Ferman was not well appreciated by the rest of the board and resulted in a formal internal committee investigation. The committee concluded that Ferman's intervention was 'improper'. Ferman's cuts were:

Two scenes in this film are problematic. the scenes at 19 minutes and 55 minutes contain so much detail that they are both instructive and also seductive in immersing the viewer in the ritualistic process of fixing heroin, mixing it in a spoon, using a tourniquet, finding a vein and actually puncturing it and injecting it .
  • At 19mins: Reduce detailed use of tourniquet to establish only, removing latter part of shot when it is tightened
  • At 20mins: Reduce details of puncturing vein with needle by removing close shot altogether as well as the front medium shot which follows, resuming to hear woman's line: My girlfriend's married...
  • At 21mins: Reduce later close shot with needle inserted and remove bad cut from censored film, resuming on panning shot of addict's arm in close up.
     
  • At 55mins: After pan away from syringe in glass of water, cut away before woman's offscreen line Oh, can I do anything to help? so as to remove shot of spoon containing heroin with needle approaching it.
  • At 56mins: Remove sight of arm clenching to find the vein, replacing it with the following two visuals while couple argue: tight panning shot from shoulder to face and close shot of addict with woman's arm draped over his shoulder to, resuming on the tight shot of tourniquet on upper arm.
  • At 57mins: Reduce sustained shot of needle puncturing vein and drawing blood as syringe is emptied, as follows:
  • a) shorten dialogue by cuttings (sounds only) from man's voice saying Will you look at what's happening to woman's voice saying ooh to before man says Look at that, Jane.
  • b) then remove (vision only) emphasis on needle puncturing vein after man's voice says every fucking one of them by replacing shot with close reverse angle of syringe in arm which pans up to tight profile of addict and then down again to syringe, resuming on wider shot of needle pressing vein to hear woman's offscreen line in re-edited track You hate my in-laws.
  • c) finally, remove last half of shot altogether, cutting away after man in re-edited dialogue says Jane, I hate the sound of your voice , resuming on tight profile of addict's face
cut
total
~10:48s

BBFC cut
2:48s

cut
distributor
~8:00s

X cert

pre-cert VHS

94:50s

submitted
109:41s =105:18s
 

UK: Passed X (18) after 2:48s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1972 cinema release
The BBFC required 2:48s cuts to:
  • the opening fellatio scene [in fact masked fellatio] (23s)
  • the first heroin injection scene (43s)
  • Holly's masturbation with a beer bottle. (1:42s)

The distributor then cut an additional 8 minutes without BBFC permission. The additional cuts were to remove material the distributor thought was boring or offensive

UK: The same cut version was released on pre-cert video for:

  • UK Virgin VHS

See  article from  sbbfc.co.uk : Discussing Cuts

Denied a London release, the next opportunity to gauge public and critical opinion would be at the London Film Festival, where the film was shown to critics first and then to a public audience on 19th November 1971 at the National Film Theatre. Questionnaires were issued to the audience by the film's distributor asking whether or not they thought the film should be classified and the critics were also encouraged to review the film. Of those members of the public who filled in the questionnaire, only seven were opposed to the classification of the film.

Although the reaction to the Festival screening had gone some way towards reassuring the Board that the film was not regarded as a glamorisation of drugs, there was still a serious concern over its potential offensiveness and therefore its unacceptability to local authorities.

BBFC Director Stephen Murphy felt that the self selecting nature of the NFT Festival audience ruled it out as an indicator of general public opinion and therefore decided to commission some research of his own from the University of Leicester's Centre for Mass Communication. This research, undertaken at the end of 1971, involved showing the film to a group of 86 individuals and asking for their reactions. In addition to a number of university students, the researchers also bussed in a group of middle aged housewives to seek their views. The results, presented to the Board in February 1972, showed that the majority (58%) were in favour of passing the film as it was and did not think that it promoted drugs (only six people expressed concerns in this regard). However, there were substantial reservations about the offensiveness of certain scenes (which perhaps not coincidentally included two of the sequences that would later be cut when the film was finally classified).

In June 1972 the distributor again asked the BBFC to reconsider the ban. Unsurprisingly, the BBFC simply restated its view that, in its full version, the film was not acceptable. However, Murphy conceded that it might now be possible to pass the film if its most offensive moments (as singled out in the Board's own research) were toned down.

Sensing that there was little alternative but to go along with the Board the distributor accepted cuts as an option but stated that he could not make changes without the permission of the director. Accordingly Paul Morrissey flew to London on 15th July and cuts were discussed. An edited version was prepared and presented to the BBFC with 1:08s cut from three scenes. However, the cuts were still considered insufficient by Murphy and the board upped the cuts to 2:48s

In a further twist, it was brought to Murphy's attention in 1973 that the version of Trash playing in cinemas might not be the same as the version he had passed. Murphy received a highly defensive letter admitting that the film had in fact been subject to further cuts after it had been passed by the BBFC. Distributor Jimmy Vaughan explained that During the re-editing of Trash to meet the requirements of your Board, I felt I might as well make certain cuts of my own [...] I would also like to mention that I myself removed two scenes of blood going into the syringe and several other cuts which I felt myself were either boring or possibly distasteful .

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  • 1971 cinema release

See  article from  sbbfc.co.uk : Bad Timing

The drugs theme was nominally the justification for the ban, but in fact timing was also an issue. Stephen Murphy was coming in for nutter pressure at the time. A series of controversial films such as The Devils put the BBFC under nutter scrutiny from the likes of Mary Whitehouse's Festival of Light.

According to the only surviving examiner report, the BBFC was concerned by its effect upon those young people who are not intimately involved in the hard stuff. We think that any cautionary message it might have is outweighed by the undoubted degradation and its destructive effect upon those who are not intimately involved in the drug scene, or even upon the fringes of it . In considering whether cuts, as Stephen Murphy had initially suggested, might provide a remedy, the examiners concluded that We do not think that cutting would be a good solution as we would still incur the rage of many ordinary cinema goers without satisfying the progressives .

UK: Banned by the Greater London Council (GLC) for:

  • 1971 London cinema release
Possibly the GLC were also coming under nutter pressure for passing controversial films for exhibition in London.

UK: The film was also banned by Essex and Sussex council, although it was approved for local exhibition by Berkshire council after 2 cuts.

Trauma

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Trauma DVD Christopher Rydell

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Uncut version is available at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
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  ~109:00s 1992 Italy/US thriller by Dario Argento with Christopher Rydell, Asia Argento and Piper Laurie. IMDb

An Italian version runs for 109m but this was trimmed of uncontentious material by the distributor by 7m for overseas distribution. The extra material doesn't add much to the film:

  • a new introduction of the Aura and David characters: David (Chris Rydell) drives Grace (Laura Johnson) at the airport and sees Aura (Asia Argento) being beaten by a man whose plane ticket she tried to steal;
  • a new scene features Grace visiting David at the TV station and asking him about Aura; David invites Grace to his house and then calls Aura at home to ask her if she needs any food; Aura lies to him and tells she's already eaten;
  • Aura visits a market and is spotted by Dr. Jarvis (Frederic Forrest), who tries to catch her;
  • After David and Aura escape from the Marigold, she tells him she's taken a little souvenir from Nurse Volkmann's purse; another new shot shows the Marigold's owner talking to the police;
  • David checks into a hotel after following Linda Quirk's car and asks for a room overlooking the parking lot;
  • David asks for information about Dr. Lloyd in a saloon;
  • After David calls Grace and asks her for prescription forms, she meets and confronts him, trying to make him face the fact that he's become a junkie;
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102:00s The shorter International Version was passed 18 with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
  • 2010 Lions Gate Online
  • 2010 Lions Gate video
  • 2005 Optimum R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2002 Tartan R0 DVD

The US release featuring the International Version is uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

Summary Review: Argento on the Up

A young man tries to help a teenage European girl whom escaped from a clinic hospital after witnessing the murder of her parents by a serial killer and they try to find the killer before the killer finds them.

Dario Argento has been making stylish, intelligent thrillers for four decades now. As is to be expected with a director who has close to twenty films in the can, his output has been a little inconsistent over the years. Trauma is on the up side of things, but it's not one of his best efforts.

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  • 1999 Tartan VHS
  • 1994 High Flyers VHS

The BBFC cuts were:

  1. Cut: A brief glimpse of a wire cutting into Linda's (Hope Alexander-Willis) neck
  2. Cut: Same wire being used to cut Adriana's (Piper Laurie) throat in two shots
Trauma Rings of Fear is a 1978 Italy/West Germany/Spain mystery thriller by Alberto Negrin.

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Triangle

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Triangle is a 2007 China/Hong Kong action film by Ringo Lam, Johnnie To...
With Louis Koo, Simon Yam and Honglei Sun. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

A longer version was shown at Cannes Film Festival but was replaced by the shorter Theatrical Version

Summary Notes

Told in three 30-minute segments, three friends seek out the buried treasure of a mysterious stranger.

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The Trip

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The Trip is a 1967 USA drama by Roger Corman.
With Peter Fonda, Susan Strasberg and Bruce Dern. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Banned 4 times by the BBFC in 1967, 1971, 1980 and 1988. Passed uncut for TV in 2002 and DVD in 2004. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Review: Far out man!

Paul Groves (Peter Fonda), a television commercial director, is in the midst of a personality crisis. His wife Sally (Susan Strasberg) has left him and he seeks the help of his friend John (Bruce Dern), a self-styled guru who's an advocate of LSD. Paul asks John to be the guide on his first "trip". John takes Paul to a "freak-out" at his friend Max's (Dennis Hopper) pad.

The superb title music by Electric Flag sets the scene for one of the most adventurous of cinematic offerings.

Just why it was banned is unknown and seemingly absurd, of course it portrays drug taking with little emphasis on the dangers surrounding such indulgence, but to argue depiction of such behaviour promotes others to follow suit would suggest that all films with any violence or portrayal of war should also be banned.

Besides the beauty of the film renders all objections irrelevant. It offers stunning visuals and great actors. A real slice of psychedelic culture and despite seeming slightly dated, has it's heart in the right place. Far out man!

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75:52s UK: Passed 18 uncut for drugs theme and moderate sex for:
  • 2016 Signal One Entertainment RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2004 MGM R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2002 Channel 4 unreleased, submitted to allow an uncut showing on TV

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

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  • 1988 Rank VHS
  • 1980 cinema release
  • 1971 cinema release
  • 1967 cinema release

James Ferman was quoted as saying In the wrong hands, a tremendous advertisement for LSD

The Tripper

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Uncut version is available at:
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
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93:00s 2006 US horror by David Arquette. IMDb

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . There's 3 shots where the Unrated version shows more entrails than the R Rated Version

Summary review: Here's Ronnie!

From the opening quote by Ronald Reagan to the intensely sadistic violence in the first few minutes of the film, you know The Tripper will be loaded with sex, drugs, and rock n roll - as well as extreme political jabs and hippie killing.

The Tripper's strongest point of originality lies within its psychopathic murderer who dons a suit, a tie, and a President Reagan mask as he metes out his vicious carnage.

Worth checking out for slasher/horror afficiondos.

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93:12s The R  rated Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2009 Technicolor/Momentum Online
  • 2008 Technicolor/Momentum R2 DVD
The Triumph of Hercules

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  • Il trionfo di Ercole

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The Triumph of Hercules is a 1964 Italy / France fantasy adventure by Alberto De Martino.
Starring Dan Vadis, Marilù Tolo and Pierre Cressoy. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for a U rated 1965 cinema release. Uncut in the US

Summary Notes

Hercules defends a people against a race of giant warriors.

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  • 1965 cinema release
The Triumph of the Ten Gladiators

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Il trionfo dei dieci gladiatori is a 1964 Spain / Italy / France action drama by Nick Nostro.
Starring Dan Vadis, Helga Liné and Stelio Candelli. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for a U rated 1965 cinema release. Uncut in the US.

Summary Notes

The ten gladiators are hired to travel to Arbela, a small country on the outskirts of the Roman Empire to learn if Parthia is planning to war with Rome. Upon arriving, the heroes decide to kidnap the beautiful Parthian queen and spirit her to Syria to serve as a hostage.

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  • 1965 cinema release
Triumphs of a Man Called Horse

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7s 15 cert 85:45s 1982 Spain/US/Canada western by John Hough

The BBFC cut the 1987 Xtasy video by 7s.

  • A scene showing 2 horses tumbling after being ridden down a steep slope has been deleted for animal cruelty.
Trolls Trolls is a 2016 USA musical animation comedy by Mike Mitchell and Walt Dohrn.
Starring Anna Kendrick, Zooey Deschanel and Justin Timberlake. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Not cut by censors but exists in UK and US versions (maybe more) presumably to allow localisation of dialogue. Both version was passed U uncut by the BBFC.

Summary Notes

From the creators of Shrek comes the most smart, funny, irreverent animated comedy of the year, DreamWorks' Trolls. This holiday season, enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls, with a constant song on their lips, and the comically pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have trolls in their stomach. Featuring original music from Justin Timberlake, and soon-to-be classic mash-ups of songs from other popular artists, the film stars the voice talents of Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Russell Brand, James Corden, Kunal Nayyar, Ron Funches, Icona Pop, Gwen Stefani, and many more. DreamWorks' TROLLS is a fresh, broad comedy filled with music, heart and hair-raising adventures. In November of 2016, nothing can prepare you for our new Troll world.

Troma's War

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Troma's War is a 1998 US action adventure by Michael Herz & Lloyd Kaufman.
With Carolyn Beauchamp, Sean Bowen and Rick Washburn. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Massively cut in the US to achieve an R rated theatrical release. This version was released on VHS in the UK without further cuts. However the BBFC cut the Director's Cut for 1992 cinema release. The Director's Cut is available on US DVD.

Summary Review: Truly demented

A small group of typical Tromaville citizens find themselves in the path of a terrorist army controlled by the power elite. The freedom of Tromaville and the world is at stake! Troma's War creates a new kind of hero to become saviours and soldiers.

This is a truly demented military-action epic. The film goes off in a direction best described as G.I. Joe on amphetamines, with bloodier-than-Rambo battles, a pig-nosed villain, martial arts, human-ear necklaces, facially-conjoined twins, tongue-removal-torture and an ASTONISHINGLY offensive henchman named Senor Sida, who's special power is something I probably can't discuss on a family webpage.

ANY sensibilities you may have, this movie will offend... and it's probably the most constantly violent movie in even the Troma library, so it makes one GREAT party tape. Stick around after the credits.

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90:06s UK: The massively cut US R Rated Version was passed 18 without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 1996 Allied Troma VHS
  • 1990 Virgin VHS

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

See  article from  houstonpress.com . Lloyd Kaufman was not impressed with the MPAA. He explains:

Troma's War is a very underrated movie, and it got totally fucked by the MPAA . Richard Heffner , who just made a noise like a frog and was president of the MPAA, told Michael Herz over the phone that our movie stunk. The MPAA is not supposed to do that, and they disemboweled our movie. They took out punches and jokes and things that were perfectly acceptable in movies like Die Hard . I think Heffner's words were "No fuckin good, or something. It was very unpleasant.

Our violence is, as you know, cartoon violence. That movie followed The Toxic Avenger and Class of Nuke 'Em High , so we had built up some steam. But the only way we could get into movie theaters in 1986 was with an R rating. And the film was cut down to something like a G-rated movie. I'm very bitter about it; I hope Dr. Heffner burns in hell, quite frankly. And I don't like to speak ill of the dead, but the nerve, the arrogance, the hubris of his comments!

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  • 1992 cinema release
Tropic of Cancer

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Tropic of Cancer is a 1970 USA biography by Joseph Strick.
With Rip Torn, James T Callahan and David Baur. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1970 cinema release. Later the film was granted a London X certificate but hasn't been released since. Uncut on 2010 DVD is the US.

Summary Review:  Fairly Explicit

Henry is an ex-pat in Paris, cadging drinks and meals and places to sleep, giving advice about women to clueless men, flirting with the wives of acquaintances, burning bridges, and making philosophical observations. In vignettes we see his wife Mona come to Paris and leave immediately when she tastes Henry's vagabond life; he tries teaching English at a school in Dijon, takes the son of a wealthy Indian to a bordello, gets a job as a proofreader at the Herald Tribune, and helps out a pal who's in and out of an asylum and deeply in love with a whore. Can Henry make his own discovery of ecstasy?

The movie had difficulty synthesizing Henry Miller's  sense of sacred and profane in harmony. It tried now with a Rip Torn voiceover reading from Miller's work, then with some poetic shots of the beauty of Paris. It never really seemed to succeed.

The movie could never find anything to focus on. It represents a string of vignettes, and they don't seem to lead to any common goal. Many scenes seem to concentrate on the minor characters for much too long, and without apparent purpose. Such picaresque efforts rely on the charm of characterization for impact, and this film has some of that, but not enough. It's structured as if somebody said let's make a film of Tropic of Cancer without actually feeling any passion for why they wanted to do that.

It was certainly interesting to see Rip Torn so young and so good-looking, and to see Ellen Burstyn in such a flagrant display of nudity. Some of the locales are accurately evocative, and Torn is reasonably credible in the lead. It is fairly explicit in the sexual scenes, and extremely explicit in its use of language.

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~87:00s UK: Passed X by the GLC for:
  • London cinema release
US: Uncut and MPAA NC-17 rated for:

Thanks to Gary.

After the BBFC ban, the film was given a GLC X certificate. It was shown on Sky in the early 1990s. Its most recent UK showing was in November 2009, as part of the Barbican's directorspective of the work of Joseph Strick.

Trivia point: It's almost certainly the first US major-studio film to feature the word 'cunt' in its dialogue - earlier than the usual film so credited, Carnal Knowledge .

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  • 1970 cinema release
Tropic Thunder

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116:05s 2008 US/Germany action comedy by Ben Stiller.
With Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr. IMDb

UK: The Unrated Director's Cut was passed 15 uncut for strong language, sex references and comic bloody violence for:

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

The BBFC explained its 15 rating:

Tropic Thunder is a comedy adventure film that has been passed '15' for its strong language, sex references, drug references and comic bloody violence.

The comic bloody violence is mostly confined to the early part of the film and is clearly set up to be a spoof of most action war films. The strongest moment is an accidental death that is mistaken by the characters in the scene for a special effect. There is some very strong blood and gore in the scene which is meant as a gross-out comedy moment for the audience. There is no dwelling on the infliction of the injury and the comedy provides a mitigating context that allows the strong gore to be contained at '15' under the terms of the Guidelines for violence and horror at '15'.

The strong language consists of more than 50 examples. At '15' the Guidelines state that there may be frequent use of strong language.

Throughout the film one of the characters is shown to be a drug addict although he does not have access to drugs and so there is no actual drug taking shown in the film. However, a jungle heroin factory provides the film's climactic location and there are shots of large piles of drugs that are, in keeping with the rest of the film's style, grossly exaggerated and used only for comic effect. There is certainly no activity that either promotes or encourages drug use.

Tropic Thunder also contains some strong sex references, most notably when the addict character is undergoing withdrawal symptoms and makes some graphic remarks by way of solicitation to a character he believes to be gay. The Guidelines at '15' allow for 'strong verbal references to sexual behaviour' and these remarks come well within this rubric.

Finally, there are some potential offence issues in the film which tries to send up most film-making conventions as well as most politically correct ideas. Consequently one of the 'actors' within the film is shown to have once made a film as a mentally retarded man and several spoof scenes from this film are shown. In addition, one of the principal 'actors' is a white man who has 'blacked up' for the role in the film-within-a-film. The comic absurdities of these characters are played out to the full but could be misconstrued as offensive.

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102:20s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for strong language, sex references and comic bloody violence for:
  • 2008 Paramount R2 DVD
  • 2008 cinema release

See detailed cuts from movie-censorship.com . The significantly edited version has lost a fair amount of scenes for timing an pacing reasons but also for cuts to violence especially in the opening war sequence.

Troy

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187:57s 2004 UK/Malta/US action romance by Wolfgang Peterson. IMDb

The Director's Cut/Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for:

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com : The Director's Cut of Troy completes many parts of the story line. The characters are much more interesting and many subplots are more suspense-packed, even though the Director's Cut is longer.

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156:04s The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2004 Warner R2 DVD
  • 2004 cinema release
Truck Stop

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  • Erotic Encounters
  • Convoi spécial
  • I grossi bestioni
  • Traveling Companions

Truck Stop DVD

  18 87:25s 1978 France/Italy sex comedy by Jean-Marie Pallardy

No BBFC cuts to the 18 rated 1986 Stablecane video

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

See review from IMDb : Eye Turner

There is nothing on the sleeve of the DVD to suggest this was other than standard soft porn fare. Whilst it's hardly great, the ingenuity with which the makers translate the Greek classic Odyssey deserves some praise.

Ulysse is a truck driver who gets lost in the desert after his middle-aged co-driver is lured away by a mirage of beautiful women (The Sirens). They are rescued by a beautiful woman who lives by an oasis (Calypso) who falls in lust with Ulysse and keeps him with her for weeks. Meanwhile Ullyss' wife Pamela (Penelope) finds her restaurant gradually filling up with bachelor truckers who think Ulysse is dead and fancy claiming his wife and his business. The plot alternates between Ulysse trying to make the difficult journey home, encountering a one-eyed ogreish woman (the Cyclops), whilst back at the café the suitors and local whores stage drunken sex games and circle around the resourceful Pamela.

All the women, Cyclops excepted, are beautiful and sexy, whilst the men are generally hairy and rather gnomic looking.

The dubbing is haphazard on the English version but even with that obstacle, Elizabeth Turner gives an elegant, sensuous performance as Pamela, making her a woman well worth crossing a desert for.

cut X cert 72:11s The  BBFC cut the X rated 1980 cinema release. Issues with titles Truck Stop and also Erotic Encounters
Truck Turner

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Truck Turner DVD Isaac Hayes

Truck Turner is a 1974 USA action crime thriller by Jonathan Kaplan.
Starring Isaac Hayes, Yaphet Kotto and Alan Weeks. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1974 cinema release. Later uncut on 18 rated home video. uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

Truck is a bounty hunter who gets a job to track down a guy named Gator. When he and his partner find him, a chase ensues and Gator is killed. This makes Gator's woman, Dorinda, very angry and she puts a hit on Truck. The man who agrees to kill Truck is named Blue. The question is whether Truck can survive with Blue and his gang on his trail.

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UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2003 MGM/Twentieth Century Fox R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1998 MGM VHS
  • 1986 Stablecane VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

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UK: Passed X (18) after compulsory cuts for:
  • 1974 cinema release

From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were:

  • Cut to remove a man being kneed in the groin and a shot of Truck pushing a gun into a guard's buttocks.
True Legend

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22s 15 Certificate 114:37s 2010 China action drama by Woo-ping Yuen. IMDb

The BBFC cut 22s for

  • 2010 cinema release

The BBFC noted:

  • Cut required to remove sight of unsimulated animal cruelty (in this case, a horse being tripped).
True Lies

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True Lies is a 1994 USA action thriller by James Cameron.
Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis and Tom Arnold. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1994 cinema release. Further cut for VHS and DVD. Uncut since 2010. Uncut in the US

Summary Notes

Harry Tasker is a secret agent for the United States Government. For years, he has kept his job from his wife, but is forced to reveal his identity and try to stop nuclear terrorists when he and his wife are kidnapped by the terrorists.

Cutting Edge

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Gavin Salkeld separates the fact from the fiction about the BBFC cuts

Cutting Edge Episode 12: True Lies
 

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137:08s UK: Passed 15 uncut with BBFC cuts waived for:
  • 2010 20th Century Fox R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2010 20th Century Fox Online

UK: Unofficially uncut for:

  • 2008 Greatest Ever Action Heroes R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2001 Universal R2 DVD

When re-released on Universal DVD in 2001 the cuts somehow had been forgotten about and this release is uncut. This version can also be identified by the old style 15 certificate image. It was not taken off the market despite both the BBFC and Trading Standards knowing about it. This version was an Australian dual region 2/4 version repackaged

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

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The True Lies DVD with copyright notice 2003 and new style certificate image is cut. The same cuts were specified as for the VHS video but were implemented differently ending up with 20s of cuts and substitutions

Cuts compiled and compared to VHS cuts by Gavin Salkeld

  • In the bathroom fight, the headbutt delivered by Schwarzenegger right after he pulls the terrorist's coat down has been disguised by cutting away to a shot of the old man in the toilet cubicle. Unlike the video version, we hear the sound effect
  • When Arnie and the bad guy pair fall onto the floor, the shots of Schwarzenegger clapping the bad guy's ear, just before kicking him back, have been disguised by once again cutting to a shot of the old man in the cubicle
  • Just after Schwarzenegger pulls the hand dryer off the wall, he should hit the terrorist three times hard in the face. However, all the hits have been terribly disguised by cutting away to a shot of Schwarzenegger hitting the terrorist in the neck with his arm from earlier in the fight; the terrorist flinging his coat on the floor from earlier in the fight, and a slowed-down shot of the old man wincing. This looks very bad indeed, with four frames of the terrorist's bloody face inserted into a mass of edited footage that looks positively awful
  • Just after this, Schwarzenegger pulls the bad guy's head into a urinal, and his head clangs into the porcelain. He should then force his head back into the bowl with another loud clang just before flushing it, but we fail to see both hits as we, again, cut away to a slowed-down shot of the old man that was used earlier in the fight
  • During the sequence where Schwarzenegger is test-driving Bill Paxton's car, he has a vision of smacking him in the face as he makes comments about Arnie's wife (Jamie Lee Curtis). When Paxton's bloodied face falls backwards into shot, the shot should hold for about three seconds but we only get a quick glimpse lasting a few frames before cutting away to the zoom-in on Arnie from right before the punch. This looks totally awful, as the camera cuts back to the same shot from the footage after the punch, and is noticeable by the change of background and Arnie's head jumping position and sudden change of expression. This looks very, very amateurish and isn't doing poor James Cameron any favours at all
  • During the scene where Schwarzenegger is held captive by the torturer and guard, his escape from their company has been cut. When Schwarzenegger throws the trocar at the guard, we don't see the implement make contact at all, and the camera cuts away during the whip pan. The resulting sound effect has also being entirely cut
  • Immediately afterwards, the neck break of the torturer has been removed in its entirety, and we now cut from the aforementioned whip pan to a shot of the man's neck already broken. However, the snap of the neck still plays over this static shot which looks atrocious
  • When Arnie rams the tyre iron in the next bad guy's chest, the second shot of him yanking the iron upwards and cracking his ribs has been removed as per the UK video. This is the only cut that doesn't look obvious in the whole DVD
  • Shortly after, Schwarzenegger begins to take out numerous random terrorists. At one point, he slides down a rope to break one terrorist's neck. In the DVD, the sequence does not cut away as per the video, but the profile shot of the bad guy's head being twisted with a loud crack has been removed. The remaining footage has been slowed down to fill up the gap left by the now-cut profile shot, and looks dreadful. Just as Arnie makes contact with the bad guy's head, we hear the sound effect of the neck snapping and cut to a profile shot of the guard falling forwards in slow motion with the sound playing, which looks laughably appalling.
BBFC cut
9s
15 Certificate 134:50s UK: Passed 15 after 9s (1s cinema cut + an addition 8s for video) of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1995 CIC VHS

True Lies, one of the more popular action movies of the 1990s, had some trouble at the BBFC (like a lot of the more popular action movies of the 1990s!). The cinema version escaped with only a single one second cut to remove a double-ear clap. However on video, due to the possibility of underage viewers in the home, more violence was removed.

Director James Cameron was open about his dislike for the BBFC's intervention, and took it upon himself to implement the cuts personally.

  • In the bathroom fight, the headbutt delivered by Schwarzenegger right after he pulls the terrorist's coat down has been removed
  • When the pair fall onto the floor, the shots of Schwarzenegger clapping the bad guy's ear, just before kicking him back, have been sliced
  • Just after Schwarzenegger pulls the hand dryer off the wall, he should hit the terrorist three times hard in the face. However, this has been reduced to just one hit in this version
  • Just after this, Schwarzenegger pulls the bad guy's head into a urinal, and his head clangs into the porcelain. He should then force his head back into the bowl with another loud clang just before flushing it, but the second hit has been removed entirely
  • During the sequence where Schwarzenegger is test-driving Bill Paxton's car, he has a vision of smacking him in the face as he makes comments about Arnie's wife (Jamie Lee Curtis). When Paxton's bloodied face falls backwards into shot, the shot should hold for about three seconds but we only get a quick glimpse lasting a few frames before cutting away to Arnie. This looks very awkward and unusual and spoils the rhythm, and joke, of the scene
  • During the scene where Schwarzenegger is held captive by the torturer and guard, his escape from their company has been cut. When Schwarzenegger throws the trocar at the guard, we don't see the implement lodge itself in the guard's eye, his head snap back, or his fall off-screen
  • Immediately afterwards, a few frames have been removed from the start of Schwarzenegger breaking the torturer's neck, in order to lessen the impact of the snap
  • When Arnie rams the tyre iron in the next bad guy's chest, the second shot of him yanking the iron upwards and cracking his ribs has been removed
  • Shortly after, Schwarzenegger begins to take out numerous random terrorists. At one point, he slides down a rope to break one terrorist's neck. This sequence has been cut in half and footage rearranged to lessen the tension and relish for violence. Also, the profile shot of the bad guy's head being twisted with a loud crack has been removed, and instead we hear the sound effect from a high shot as the guard falls forward onto a crate
BBFC cut
1s
15 Certificate 140:33s
=134:56s
UK: Passed 15 after 1s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1994 cinema release

The 1s cut was:

  • to remove a double ear clap in the subway fight
True Romance

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True Romance is a 1993 USA/France crime thriller by Tony Scott.
With Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette and Dennis Hopper. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the MPAA for an R rating and further cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema and VHS releases. The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for 1997 VHS and DVD and is Unrated in the US.

Summary Review : A great movie

Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.

This is a great movie, a cool movie, a funny movie and an action movie. The path to true love never runs smooth and a battle of wits ensues between Clarence, the police and the mob leading to a classic finale in this action packed film.

There are classic scenes that unmistakeably bare Tarantino's hallmark. The opening scene where the heterosexual Clarence (Slater) states that he'd sleep with Elvis if he were still alive, or the showdown between Clarence and dreadlocked gangster (Oldman). Or the showdown between the mob boss (Walken) and Clarence's Dad (Hopper).

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uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

116:01s UK: The Director's Cut/Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2012 Lions Gate Tarentino XX (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2009 Warner R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2006 Warner Movie & More R2 DVD
  • 2005 Warner R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2003 Warner Special Edition R2 DVD
  • 1999 Warner VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

mpaa cut
2:03s
MPAA R 118:35s
=113:50s
US: The cuts to achieve an R Rating were:
  1. Drug deal in motel room: cut: several violent shots missing and dialogue about "eating pussy". Also cut Samuel Jackson telling Floyd that if he smokes enough sherm he'll be up there suckin' niggers dicks.
  2. Clearance's murder of Drexl: cut: some preamble and several shots including the bullet hitting Drexl in the groin.
  3. Hit man Virgil beating up Alabama in hotel room: major cuts: After 1st blow, 47secs cut Alabama gestures to Virgil that she will tell him where the coke is, Virgil approaches and Alabama spits at him. In response Virgil punches her in the stomach. Shots of Alabama observing her bruised body whilst lying on the floor are deleted. The scene ends on video when Alabama kills Virgil with her 1st shot. The original has her shooting 4 more times and then beating his dead body with the gun.
  4. Shootout at the hotel: heavily cut: numerous shots of bodies riddled with bullets along with the dialogue "Take your fucking SA card and burn it you little cocksucker". Most notably the shot of Alabama killing the cop has been replaced by a Mafioso doing the dirty deed. Clearly it was felt that the heroine should not kill anyone and get away with it.
BBFC cut
3s

mpaa cut
2:03s

18 113:44s UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 after a further BBFC cut of 3s for:
  • 1995 Warner VHS
  • 1994 Warner VHS
  • 1993 cinema release

The original rental version carried a sticker claiming incorrectly that the video was uncut. This was replaced for sell-thru by the more accurate sticker "Original Cinema Version". (This was from an era when cinema versions were being routinely further cut for home video).

The BBFC cut was:

  • to remove a very brief shot of Alabama being thrown through a glass shower curtain in the hotel room assault by Virgil.
The True Story of Jesse James

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9s PG cert 88:25s 1957 US western by Nicholas Ray

The BBFC cut the 2007 Optimum DVD by 9s: A cut was required to remove sight of animal cruelty (horses plunging from a cliff edge into water below).

From cuts details on IMDb :

This was the same fatal cliff-top jump that resulted in the death of a horse in the 1939 Jesse James

cut old cert U   The 1957 cinema release was cut by the BBFC