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News Saturday 10th April...

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Unappealing film censorship
The Indian government has decided to disband the film censorship appeals board
Snake in the Eagles Shadow Blu-ray
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Snake in the Eagles Shadow
1978 Hong Kong action comedy by Woo-Ping Yuen, once cut by the BBFC, set for UK Blu-ray release on 3rd May 2021
Poster Braking For Whales 2019 Sean Mcewen
BBFC Daily
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Latest classification decisions
Humanoids From The Deep Blu-ray
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Humanoids From The Deep
1980 USA Sci-Fi horror by Barbara Peeters,Jimmy T Murakami just released on UK Blu-ray

News Wednesday 7th April...

Poster Confinement 2021 Benjamin Duffield
BBFC Daily
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Latest classification decisions
Nightmare Weekend Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Nightmare Weekend
1986 UK / USA / France Sci-Fi horror by Henri Sala, once cut for an MPAA R rating, just released on US Blu-ray
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Italy ends censorship of films on moral and religious grounds
Filmmakers will instead self classify their own movies with age ratings
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Meanwhile the BBFC extends its remit and appoints itself as the high priest of religious morality
The BBFC decides that nonsensical christian websites should be banned to under 18s for silly religious conspiracies about gays, jews and coronavirus


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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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
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 : Friday the 13th Films
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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

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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
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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 Sunday 4th April...

Poster Ace and the Christmas Miracle 2020 Asif Akbar
MPAA Weekly
Weekly US Ratings from the MPA
Latest ratings
Poster Assistant 2021 Louisa Warren
BBFC Daily
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Latest classification decisions
THE LUCKY STARS 3-FILM COLLECTION: Winners and Sinners; My Lucky Stars; Twinkle,
Cuts and Bans
film set by Sammo HUNG just released on UK Blu-ray with 2 extra versions
Cuts and Bans
1971 USA western by Frank Perry, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray and DVD
Age of Consent Blu-ray
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Age of Consent
1969 Australia comedy romance by Michael Powell, once cut for a BBFC 'A' rating, just released on UK Blu-ray

News Friday 2nd April...

Poster Minari 2020 Lee Isaac Chung
BBFC Daily
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Latest classification decisions

News Friday 2nd April...

Event Horizon Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Event Horizon
1997 UK/USA Sci-Fi horror by Paul WS Anderson, cut for an MPAA R rating, just released on US Blu-ray
Crimewave Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
1985 USA crime comedy horror by Sam Raimi, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray

News Monday 29th March...

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Best Short Docmentary
Hong Kong bans broadcast of the Oscars Award Ceremony as China is sensitive about a nominated film about the Hong Kong democracy protests
Poster House Next Door 2021 Deon Taylor
MPAA Weekly
Weekly US Ratings from the MPA
The House Next Door
Dawn of the Dead Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Dawn of the Dead
1978 US zombie horror by George A Romero, with a long history of old BBFC cuts, just released on UK Blu-ray with 3 versions
Friday the 13th Part II 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Friday the 13th Part II
1981 US slasher by Steve Miner, cut for an MPAA R rating, just released on US Blu-ray

News Saturday 27th March...

The Eight Hundred DVD
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The Eight Hundred
2019 China war film by Hu Guan, once banned in China, just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD
Villa Rides Blu-rayCombo
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Villa Rides
1968 USA war western by Buzz Kulik, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray/DVD Combo


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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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