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Film censors, cuts and bans


News Wednesday 25th May...

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BBFC Daily
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Latest classification decisions
Human Lanterns Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Human Lanterns
1982 Hong Kong action horror by Chung Sun just released uncut on UK Blu-ray
Hero Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
1997 Hong Kong/China film by Corey Yuen just released on UK Blu-ray in the International Version

News Sunday 22nd May...

BBFC Daily
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Poster Goodbye Don Glees 2021 Atsuko Ishizuka
MPAA Weekly
Weekly US Ratings from the MPA
The Menu
Extreme Prejudice Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Extreme Prejudice
1987 USA action crime western by Walter Hill, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray
Girl's Nite Out Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Girls Nite Out
1982 US film by Robert Deubel, previosuly cut by the BBFC just released uncut on UK 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.

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Podcast 110 Dark superhero films, May
Podcast 109 Discriminatory terms
Podcast 108 The movie: Censor
Podcast 107 Suggestions for families
Podcas106 Int. Women's Day
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
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 : 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
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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 Friday 20th May...

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BBFC Daily
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Latest classification decisions
The Seventh Curse - Deluxe Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
The Seventh Curse
1986 Hong Kong action horror by Ngai Choi Lam set for UK Blu-ray release on 27th June 2022
Violent City Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Violent City
1970 Italy/France/US film by Sergio Sollima, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray
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Video Nasties
House On The Edge Of The Park
1980 Italian video nasty by Ruggero Deodato just passed 18 uncut by the BBFC

News Monday 16th May...

Demon Eye - Amulett des Todes DVD
Diary: Premieres for June
Horror Channel in June 2022
Son of Samson Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Son of Samson
1960 Italy/France/Yugoslavia film by Carlo Campogalliani, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray

News Monday 16th May...

Cursed Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
2005 USA / Germany comedy horror thriller by Wes Craven just released on US Blu-ray with 2 versions

News Sunday 15th May...

Book Of Monsters Blu-ray
Diary: Monsters and Daleks
May on Horror Channel
Friday the 13th Part 3 - 40th Anniversary Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Friday the 13th Part 3
1982 US horror film by Steve Miner, once cut by the MPAA and BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray
Girl With A Straight Razor Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Girl With A Straight Razor
2021 Canada film by Chris Alexander just released on US Blu-ray with 2 versions
Poster Kashmir Files 2022 Vivek Agnihotri
Banned News
The Kashmir Files
Indian film banned in Singapore for unfavourable portrayal of muslims

News Friday 13th May...

Poster Beauty 2022 Andrew Dosunmu
MPAA Weekly
Weekly US Ratings from the MPA
The Toxic Avenger

News Friday 13th May...

Pink Flamingos Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Pink Flamingos
1972 USA crime comedy horror by John Waters set for UK Blu-ray release on 25th July 2022 with previous cuts waived
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Video Nasties
The Living Dead At Manchester Morgue
1974 Spain/Italy video nasty by Jorge Grau set for US Blu-ray release on 7th June 2022
Cinderella Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
1977 USA erotic musical comedy by Michael Pataki, cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray and DVD
Poster Batman 2022 Matt Reeves
Offsite Article: BBFC Podcast episode 110: Recent dark superhero films
The BBFC discusses the controversially high age rating for The Batman

News Tuesday 10th May...

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Diary: Mayhem Film Festival
13 - 16 October 2022 at the Broadway Cinema, Nottingham
Johnny Mnemonic Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Johnny Mnemonic
1995 Canada/US action thriller by Robert Longo 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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