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News Thursday 14th January...

Poster Being a Human Person 2020 Fred Scott
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Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Latest classification decisions
Poster Boss Baby 2 2021 Tom Mcgrath
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Weekly US Ratings from the MPA
Latest ratings

News Monday 11th January...

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BBFC Daily
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Latest classification decisions
The Black Gestapo Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
The Black Gestapo
1975 USA crime thriller by Lee Frost, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray
Rec] Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
2007 Spain horror mystery thriller by Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza just released on UK Blu-ray with 2 versions
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The BBFC sees its future with the youngsters
BBFC launches new Youth Panel


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.

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BBFC Podcast

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
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
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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 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
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40 Edward Scissorhands August 2018
39 A Bridge Too Far June 2018
38 The Saint March 2018
37 Moonwalker February 2018
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News Saturday 9th January...

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BBFC Daily
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Demons 2
Beach Red Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Beach Red
1967 USA war drama by Cornel Wilde, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray
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Cuts and Bans
Erik the Viking
1989 UK / Sweden comedy fantasy adventure by Terry Jones just released on UK Blu-ray/DVD Combo with 2 versions

News Thursday 7th January...

Poster Coming 2 America 2021 Craig Brewer
MPAA Weekly
Weekly US Ratings from the MPA
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BBFC Daily
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Demons gets a cinema re-release
Rough Night in Jericho Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Rough Night in Jericho
1967 US western romance by Arnold Laven just released on US Blu-ray

News Thursday 7th January...

Poster Escher Dori No Akai Posuto 2020 Sion Sono
Economically censored by the BBFC
As markets shrink for Blu-ray releases, so BBFC fees make releases unviable
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Nabab LLB
A film is banned in Bangladesh for making the police look bad

News Monday 4th January...

Muscle Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
2019 UK thriller by Gerard Johnson set for UK Blu-ray and DVD release on 1st February 2021 with a real sex orgy
Suffer, Little Children DVD
Video Nasties
Suffer Little Children
Gav Crimson details the overblown press coverage of the seizure and legal actions against a horror film featuring child actors at the time of the Video Nasties moral panic

News Thursday 31st December...

I Spit On Your Grave: Original Special Edition DVD
Cuts and Bans
Onsite Article: 2020
The year in BBFC cuts
Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Mario Puzo's The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone
1990 USA crime drama by Francis Ford Coppola just released on US Blu-ray in a new significantly updated version


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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 exposé (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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