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News Monday 22nd November...

Poster Rocky Iv 1985 Sylvester Stallone
Cuts and Bans
Rocky Iv: Rocky Vs. Drago
Stallone's new Director's Cut is 12A rated for UK cinema release
Poster Rocky Iv 1985 Sylvester Stallone
BBFC Daily
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Rocky 4, The Outsiders
Poster Ambulance 2022 Michael Bay
MPAA Weekly
Weekly US Ratings from the MPA
Latest ratings

News Tuesday 16th November...

Poster Cmon Cmon 2021 Mike Mills
BBFC Daily
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Don't Go in the House, The Last Letter From Your Lover, Sailor Suit and Machine Gun
The Damned Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
The Damned
1969 Italy / West Germany drama by Luchino Visconti, once cut in the US, just released on UK Criterion Blu-ray

 

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

 
Podcast 108 The movie: Censor , August 2021
Podcast 107 Suggestions for families, June 2021
Podcast 106 Int. Women's Day, March 2021
 
2020
 
Podcast 105 2020 in Review
Podcast 104 Films for Diwali
Podcast 103 Horror at PG
Podcast 102 Classifying WWII Films
Podcast 101 Trolls 2, The Invisible Man
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 Sunday 14th November...

Poster Juzni Vetar 2018 Milos Avramovic
BBFC Daily
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Latest classification decisions
Deep Red UHD 4K Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Deep Red
1975 Italian Giallo by Dario Argento, once seized and then cut in the UK, just released on US 4K Blu-ray

News Wednesday 10th November...

Poster Deadlock 2021 Jared Cohn
MPAA Weekly
Weekly US Ratings from the MPA
Slayers, Warhunt
Deep Red 4K Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Deep Red
1975 Italian Giallo by Dario Argento, once censored in the UK, just released on UK 4K Blu-ray
Steel Dawn Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Steel Dawn
1987 USA action Sci-Fi adventure by Lance Hool, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray
Poster Drop Dead Dearest 1978 Murray Markowitz
Video Nasties
Delirium
Two elusive video nasties are set to be released soon by US Severin



 


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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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