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News Tuesday 15th June...

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children 4K Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
2005 Japan children's action animation by tetsuya nomura released on UK 4K Blu-ray in its Complete Version
Poster Best of Men 2012 Tim Whitby
BBFC Daily
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Don't Look Back, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
In The Line Of Fire 4K Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
In The Line Of Fire
1993 USA action crime mystery by Wolfgang Petersen just released on UK 4K Blu-ray

News Sunday 13th June...

they are us
Movies
You can't film that!
Generating hype for a US film about the Christchurch mosque killings
Poster Hitmans Wifes Bodyguard 2021 Patrick Hughes
BBFC Daily
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Erotic Ghost Story, Killing Birds
Django 4K Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Django
1966 Italy/Spain western by Sergio Corbucci, once banned by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray/DVD Combo

 

Censor Cuts Index

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The British Board of Film Classifications are the state designated censors of all video media sold in the UK.

The BBFC are also the cinema censors, but in this capacity, the ultimate decision rests with local councils. BBFC certificates though are generally accepted by the local authorities.

In recent years the BBFC has done a very good in making their decisions accessible to all.
See www.bbfc.co.uk

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Comparing European Classifications:

See comparisons from kijkwijzer.nl
 

 

BBFC Podcast

 
June 2021 Podcast 107 Suggestions for families
March 2021 Podcast 106 Int. Women's Day
December 2020 Podcast 105 2020 in Review
November 2020 Podcast 104 Films for Diwali
October 2020 Podcast 103 Horror at PG
May 2020 Podcast 102 Classifying WWII Films
April 2020 Podcast 101 Trolls 2, The Invisible Man
Jan 2020 Podcast 100 Chat with Mark Kermode
 
2019
 
Podcast 99 18
Podcast 98 15
Podcast 97 12/12A
Podcast 96 PG
Podcast 95 U
Podcast 94 Rom Coms
Podcast 93 Revision for Medias Studies
Podcast 92 International Women's Day
Podcast 91 New guidelines
Podcast 90 Awards Season
 
BBFC Podcast Previous Episodes
 
 
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List of Cuts : Hammer Horror
List of Cuts : Friday the 13th Films
List of Cuts : Texas Chainsaw Films
List of Cuts : Halloween Films
List of Cuts : Exorcist Films
List of Cuts : Ilsa Films
List of Cuts : Nightmare on Elm Street Films
List of Cuts : Saw Films
List of Cuts : Blasphemy
 
Detailed Cuts: A Serbian Film
Detailed Cuts: The Expendables
List : Hardcore 18s
 
List of Cuts:  James Bond Films
Detailed Cuts: Die Another Day
Detailed Cuts: GoldenEye
Detailed Cuts: Licence to Kill
Detailed Cuts: Tomorrow Never Dies
 

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Cutting Edge: Total Recall

Cutting Edge: Mrs. Doubtfire


Cutting Edge Season 5
 
61: Total Recall 29th February 2020
60: Mrs. Doubtfire 30th November 2019
59: Wolf Creek 2 31st October 2019
58: Monster's Ball 30th September 2019
57: Willow 31st August 2019
56: The  Equalizer 2 31st July 2019

Cutting Edge Season 4 2018
 
55: The Jaws Films
54: Manhunt Special Edition
53: Scarface
52: Romy & Michele's High School Reunion
51: Lawless
50: Rambo III

Cutting Edge Season 3 2017
 
49: The Exorcist
48: Last House on the Left
47: Ace Ventura 2
46: Enter the Dragon
45: The Angels' Share
44: Spider-Man Films and 12A
43: 2 Fast 2 Furious
 
Cutting Edge Previous Episodes
 
Cutting Edge Quick Trims
 
40 Edward Scissorhands August 2018
39 A Bridge Too Far June 2018
38 The Saint March 2018
37 Moonwalker February 2018
 
Facebook page for the Cutting Edge Series
 

News Saturday 12th June...

george a romero poster
Movies
Offsite Article: Oops!
In the 1970s US Lutherans decided to commission a movie about mistreating the elderly. They chose a promising young filmmaker George A Romero to direct. They then banned the resulting film for 50 years
The Birthday Cake DVD
BBFC Daily
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Latest classification decisions

News Friday 11th June...

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Movies
Absurd and ridiculous
Bangladeshi film directors want to set themselves up as an additional body of censors
Poster Conjuring 3 the Devil Made 2021 Michael Chaves
BBFC Daily
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

News Wednesday 9th June...

Poster Between Forever 2021 Scooter Powell
MPAA Weekly
Weekly US Ratings from the MPA
Tropic Thunder
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BBFC News
Use of strong language is on the rise
and according to the BBFC, parents want children protected

News Wednesday 9th June...

Poster Shiva Baby 2020 Emma Seligman
BBFC Daily
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Just a Gigolo, Revenge of the Living Dead Girls, The Soul Collector
The Devil-Ship Pirates DVD
Hammer Films
The Devil-Ship Pirates
1964 UK action adventure thriller by Don Sharp, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK DVD

News Tuesday 8th June...

grimmfest logo
Movies
Diary: Grimmfest 2021
7-10th October live in Manchester
Poster Conjuring 3 the Devil Made 2021 Michael Chaves
Cuts and Bans
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
Both the 18 rated uncut version and the 15 rated cut version have been passed by the BBFC for home video
Don't Look Now Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Don't Look Now
1973 UK / Italy horror thriller by Nicolas Roeg, once cut in the US, just released on US Blu-ray

News Monday 7th June...

Die Hard - Legacy Collection DVD
BBFC News
The language of censorship
The BBFC reviews the classification of strong language

News Monday 7th June...

Poster Brabham 2020 Akos Armont
BBFC Daily
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
The Stylist
Santa Sangre 4K Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Santa Sangre
1989 Mexico / Italy horror drama by Alejandro Jodorowsky, once cut for an MPAA R rating, just released on US Blu-ray/DVD Combo

News Saturday 5th June...

Poster Hitmans Wifes Bodyguard 2021 Patrick Hughes
MPAA Weekly
Weekly US Ratings from the MPA
Latest ratings
Rosemary's Baby Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Rosemary's Baby
1968 US horror film by Roman Polanski, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray

News Thursday 3rd June...

Poster Invasion 2020 Fedor Bondarchuk
Cuts and Bans
Attraction 2: Invasion
15 rated video releases suggests that last year's 12A rated cinema release was cut for language
One Armed Boxer Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
One Armed Boxer
1972 Taiwan / Hong Kong action drama by Yu Wang, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray



 


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Policy at the BBFC: News and updates
BBFC Classification for mobile internet (BBFC page)
The legalisation of R18 hardcore porn (1997-2000)
BBFC reviewed against This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)
Dare Devils at the BBFC by Rob Stone (2006)
Appeal against BBFC cuts to Last House on the Left (2002)
The Professionals: BBFC hassle re lock picking (2002)
Snuff Movies: The Making of an urban legend (1999)
Examiner Richard Falcon:  Censorship of horror in 1995
European Court: 1996 blasphemy ban of Visions of Ecstasy
 


 
David Cooke BBFC Director 2004 - 2016
Robin Duval BBFC Director 1999-2004
James Ferman BBFC Director 1974-1999
Quentin Thomas BBFC President 2002-2012
Andreas Whittam Smith BBFC President 1997-2002
John Taylor BBFC Vice President 1998-2008
Rating Games for a Living Interview with Sue Clark (2008)
Jan Chambers Retired BBFC examiner exposť (2002)
Jim Barratt BBFC examiner: post-Ferman changes (1999)
Confessions of a Censor by Ros Hodgkiss, film examiner
Sinful Days in Soho by Maggie Mills,  film examiner
Monster Love Carol Topolski tells of being a film examiner
 

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