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French court rejects request to force ISP blocking of major porn websites


Link Here25th May 2022
Full story: Age Verification in France...Macron gives websites 6 months to introduce age verification
A Paris appeals court has rejected requests to block the most popular adult tube sites in the country.

Following months of statements and threats pressuring tube sites to implement undefined age verification schemes, French media censor ARCOM went to court in March and April to demand that French ISPs block Pornhub, xHamster, xVideos, Cliphunter and Xnxx.

Meanwhile 2 morality campaign groups are also pushing for ISP blocking via the courts, and their blocking requests add YouPorn, RedTube and Tukif to the list.

ARCOM had  sent formal notices to tube site operators demanding they find a more robust solution than the simple declaration of age. The porn sites did not comply, seemingly because ARCOM had not defined what age verification methods would be acceptable.

French reports now reveal that the Council of State, an appeals court, issued a ruling rejecting the ARCOM blocking requests. The reasons for the rejection are not wholly clear so far but the most plausible is that recourse to blocking should be the last resort rather than the first call. It seems that ARCOM should be doing more work to define what age verification measures the porn websites should be taking.

 

 

Ringing off...

The censor for premium rate phone services will disband in 2023 and hand over censorship duties to Ofcom


Link Here25th May 2022
The Phone-paid Services Authority (PSA), the censor for premium rate services (PRS) in the UK is to hand its responsibilities over to telecoms censor Ofcom by late 2023.

Subject to approval from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) , the PSA will then cease to operate as an independent body. The PSA says that it anticipates Ofcom will assume responsibility for regulation in the second half of 2023, with PSA staff transferring to Ofcom. Ofcom will look to retain the key components of Code 15 to continue regulation in the consumer interest. PSA rules and Code 15 will remain in place until the transfer.

The PSA Chairman, David Edmonds said:

The work of the PSA in recent years has reduced risks to consumer to historically low levels. We introduced in April this year a new set of regulations which further protect consumers. And the industry -- both phone companies and service providers -- is increasingly conscious of its own responsibility to ensure dubious services are not operated. Complaints to the PSA are down by over 90%. We are also conscious of market trends and as a result the Board decided that future regulation of an industry increasingly dominated by larger players would be better served by an organisation with the capacity and breadth of Ofcom rather than a free-standing body. We already work closely with Ofcom who designate the PSA to deliver the day-to-day regulation of the market, by approving our Code of Practice. We look forward to working with them on this transition.

This proposed transfer of responsibilities has already been approved by the Ofcom board.

 

 

Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC...

Latest classification decisions


Link Here25th May 2022
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BBFC decisions from 04 May 2022 to 06 May 2022

 

Cbi 5: The Brain

Cbi 5: The Brain is a 2022 India film by K. Madhu
Starring Mammootty, Nayan Rosh T M and Soubin Shahir BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 164m
pal: 157m
12AUK: Passed 12A uncut with a BBFC trigger warning for moderate violence, crime scene detail, domestic abuse, language:
  • 2022 cinema release

 

Don

Don is a 2022 India film by Cibi Chakravarthi
Starring Priyanka Arulmohan, Sivakarthikeyan and S.J. Suryah BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 165m
pal: 158m
12AUK: Passed 12A uncut with a BBFC trigger warning for moderate violence, domestic abuse, sexual harassment, sex references:
  • 2022 cinema release

 

Jayeshbhai Jordaar

Jayeshbhai Jordaar is a 2022 India film by Divyang Thakkar
Starring Mohammed Monis Mansoori, (voice), Abhinay Raj Singh and Ranveer Singh BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 124m
pal: 119m
15UK: Passed 15 uncut with a BBFC trigger warning for domestic abuse, sexism:
  • 2022 cinema release

 

Sarkaru Vari Pata

Sarkaru Vari Pata is a 2022 India Action, Drama Film
Starring Mahesh Babu, Keerthy Suresh and Vennela Kishore BBFC link 2020

There are no censorship issues with this film.

BBFC Notes

SARKARU VARI PATA is a Telugu language drama in which a businessman finds new purpose after going bust.

Versions

BBFC cut
cut:
run: 160m
pal: 154m
12AUK: Passed 12A with a BBFC trigger warning for infrequent strong language, moderate violence, suicide, bloody images after BBFC cuts:
  • 2022 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

The distributor chose to make cuts to this feature to achieve their requested 12A classification. Cuts were made to scenes of strong violence, in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An uncut 15 classification was available.
 

Who Killed The KLF?

Who Killed The KLF? is a 2022 Documentary Film
Starring The KLF BBFC link 2020

There are no censorship issues with this film.

BBFC Notes

WHO KILLED THE KLF? is a documentary that tracks the rise and fall of the KLF, a British electronic band who rose to prominence in the 1980s.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 88m
pal: 84m
15UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language:
  • 2022 cinema release titled Who Killed The Klf

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 89m
pal: 85m
15UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language:
  • 2022 Trinity Creative Partnership Ltd video

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BBFC decisions from 04 May 2022 to 06 May 2022

 

Blood Sisters

Blood Sisters is a 2022 Nigeria TV film by Temidayo Makanjuola
Starring Ini Dima Okojie, Nancy Isime and Deyemi Okanlawon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release
  • Episode 1: It's A Bloody Affair was passed 15 for injury detail, language
  • Episode 2: Run Sisters Run was passed 15 for injury detail, language
  • Episode 3: The Hunt was passed 15 for injury detail, language
  • Episode 4: The Catch was passed 15 for injury detail, language
 

Clark

Clark is a 2022 Thrillers, Comedies, Dramas Episode
Starring Hanna Bjorn, Sofie Hoflack and Bill Skarsgard BBFC link 2020

There are no censorship issues with this film.
  • Episode 1: Being The Best At Being The Best Was Not My Thing, So I Decided To Be The Best At Being The Worst was passed 15 for injury detail, sex, language, sexual images, violence, drug misuse
  • Episode 2: I Automatically Do Everything Opposite The Rest Of The World was passed 15 for injury detail, sex, language, sexual images, violence, drug misuse
  • Episode 3: They See Me As A MIX Of Pippi Longstocking And Al Capone was passed 15 for injury detail, sex, language, sexual images, violence, drug misuse
  • Episode 4: Let The Party Begin was passed 15 for injury detail, sex, language, sexual images, violence, drug misuse
  • Episode 5: Why Would I Have A Job? I Don't Have Time For S**t Like That And You'll Miss Out On All The Fun Stuff was passed 15 for injury detail, sex, language, sexual images, violence, drug misuse
  • Episode 6: I've Read Every Book Ever Written, And A Few More was passed 15 for injury detail, sex, language, sexual images, violence, drug misuse
 

Life In Colour With David Attenborough

Life In Colour With David Attenborough is a 2021 Australia/UK TV film
Starring David Attenborough and Joerg Wiedenmann BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release
  • Episode 1: Seeing In Colour was passed U for animals hunting
  • Episode 2: Hiding In Colour was passed U for animals hunting
  • Episode 3: Chasing Colour was passed U for animals hunting
 

Pam And Tommy

Pam And Tommy is a Drama, Romance Episode
Starring Lily James, Sebastian Stan and Seth Rogen BBFC link 2020

There are no censorship issues with this film.

BBFC Notes

PAM & TOMMY is a US drama series; in this episode, carpenter Rand Gauthier seeks revenge on his celebrity client, Tommy Lee, when he refuses to pay him for a job.

  • Episode 1: Drilling And Pounding was passed 15 for strong sex, nudity, language
  • Episode 2: I Love You, Tommy was passed 18 for strong nudity, sex, drug misuse
  • Episode 3: Jane Fonda was passed 18 for strong sex, sex references
  • Episode 4: The Master Beta was passed 18 for strong sex, sex references
  • Episode 5: Uncle Jim And Aunt Susie In Duluth was passed 15 for strong sex references, language
  • Episode 6: Pamela In Wonderland was passed 15 for strong language, sex references
  • Episode 7: Destroyer Of Worlds was passed 15 for strong sex references, drug misuse, language
  • Episode 8: Seattle was passed 15 for strong language, sex references, drug misuse, domestic abuse references
 

Saber Of London

Saber Of London is a Crime, Drama Episode
Starring Donald Gray, Neil McCallum and Philip Saville BBFC link 2020

There are no censorship issues with this film.

BBFC Notes

SABER OF LONDON is a British crime drama series; in this episode, a man gets a terminal diagnosis so makes a rash decision on how best to provide for his family after his death.

  • Episode 1: Death By Delayed Payment was passed PG for mild violence, threat, suicide references
  • Episode 2: The Case Of Mr Shore was passed PG for references to mental health, mild threat
  • Episode 3: Don't Lose Your Shirt was passed PG for brief mild violence, threat
  • Episode 4: Weakness Doesn't Pay was passed PG for mild threat, suicide references
  • Episode 5: Paid Off was passed PG for brief mild threat, violence
  • Episode 6: Full Moon was passed PG for mild violence, murder references
  • Episode 7: Sweetheart Beware was passed PG for mild threat
 

The Pentaverate

The Pentaverate is a 2022 US TV film by Mike Myers
Starring Lydia West, Keegan-Michael Key and Gregory Hoyt BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release
  • Episode 1: Episode 1 was passed 15 for suicide, language, sexual images, violence
  • Episode 2: Episode 2 was passed 15 for suicide, language, sexual images, violence
  • Episode 3: Episode 3 was passed 15 for suicide, language, sexual images, violence
  • Episode 4: Episode 4 was passed 15 for suicide, language, sexual images, violence
  • Episode 5: Episode 5 was passed 15 for suicide, language, sexual images, violence
  • Episode 6: Episode 6 was passed 15 for suicide, language, sexual images, violence
 

The Sound Of Magic

The Sound Of Magic is a 2022 South Korea TV TV series
Starring Ji Chang-Wook, Lisa Yamada and Hwang In-Yeop BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release
  • Episode 1: Do You... Believe In Magic? was passed 15 for sexual violence references, suicide, language, sexual threat
  • Episode 2: Don't Let Me Dream Any Longer was passed 15 for sexual violence references, suicide, language, sexual threat
  • Episode 3: Merry-go-round was passed 15 for sexual violence references, suicide, language, sexual threat
  • Episode 4: Becoming An Adult was passed 15 for sexual violence references, suicide, language, sexual threat
  • Episode 5: Curse Of Asphalt was passed 15 for sexual violence references, suicide, language, sexual threat
  • Episode 6: The Last Performance was passed 15 for sexual violence references, suicide, language, sexual threat
 

Welcome To Eden

Welcome To Eden is a 2022 Dramas, Sci-fi Episode
Starring Carlos Soroa, Blanca Romero and Amaia Aberasturi BBFC link 2020

There are no censorship issues with this film.
  • Episode 1: The Trip Of Your Life was passed 15 for self-harm, sexual images, violence
  • Episode 2: Evaluation was passed 15 for self-harm, sexual images, violence
  • Episode 3: Farewell Party was passed 15 for self-harm, sexual images, violence
  • Episode 4: The Other Shore was passed 15 for self-harm, sexual images, violence
  • Episode 5: Storm was passed 15 for self-harm, sexual images, violence
  • Episode 6: Rebellion was passed 15 for self-harm, sexual images, violence
  • Episode 7: Lilith was passed 15 for self-harm, sexual images, violence
  • Episode 8: The Trip Back was passed 15 for self-harm, sexual images, violence
 

Wild Babies

Wild Babies is a 2022 TV TV series
Starring Helena Bonham Carter BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release
  • Episode 1: New Arrivals was passed PG for threat, animals hunting
  • Episode 2: Home Alone was passed PG for threat, animals hunting
  • Episode 3: On The Move was passed PG for threat, animals hunting
  • Episode 4: Big Families was passed PG for threat, animals hunting
  • Episode 5: Bonds That Tie was passed PG for threat, animals hunting
  • Episode 6: Finding Your Place was passed PG for threat, animals hunting
  • Episode 7: Hostile Homes was passed PG for threat, animals hunting
  • Episode 8: Stepping Up was passed PG for threat, animals hunting
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BBFC decisions from 04 May 2022 to 06 May 2022

 

Along For The Ride

Along For The Ride is a 2022 US film by Sofia Alvarez
Starring Emma Pasarow, Andie MacDowell and Dermot Mulroney BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release
UK: Passed 12 uncut for language:
  • 2022 Netflix video

The Amityville Theater

The Amityville Theater is a 2015 Canada horror by John R Walker.
Starring Monèle LeStrat and Linden Baker and Kennie Benoit. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

Following the tragic death of her parents Fawn Harriman discovers she has inherited a theatre in the town of Amityville. She, along with 3 friends, decides to spend the weekend there looking the place over. Meanwhile one of her High School teachers begins an investigation into the village's past and makes a connection with something that goes back beyond recorded history.

UK: Passed 15 uncut for language:
  • 2022 Netflix video
 

Elon Musk: The Real Life Iron Man

Elon Musk: The Real Life Iron Man is a 2018 film
Starring Joe Rogan and Elon Musk BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release
UK: Passed U uncut for references to violence:
  • 2022 Netflix video
 

Escorts

Escorts is a 2016 USA comedy by Lisa Addario and Joe Syracuse.
Starring Jason Biggs and Janet Montgomery and Ashley Tisdale. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

Guy Carter is an award-winning graduate student of architecture. He's got a beautiful wife and a baby on the way. The problem? He doesn't have "his ducks in a row," which only fuels his doubts about being a good father. Guy has been trying to find work in his field for a year with no luck. At wit's end, his wife Anne finds him a job as a 'driver' on Craigslist. Guy shows up for the interview thinking he'll be delivering pizzas, but quickly realizes it's a job driving prostitutes. With money too scarce to turn down, he goes for it- which is where he meets Nikki, the tough-as-nails, unapologetic sex worker, and her two hilarious and foul-mouthed cohorts, Jaxi and Fallon. As reluctant driver and protector Guy is thrust into a world of rockin' women and feeble men. Over the course of one wild and sordid night, and several 'come-to-Jesus' moments, Guy proves to Nikki, and himself, that he does have what it takes to be the responsible father his family deserves.

UK: Passed 18 uncut for sex, sex references:
  • 2022 Netflix video
 

From Russia With Cash

From Russia With Cash is a 2015 UK TV movie by Dan Reed
Starring BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release
UK: Passed U uncut for smoking:
  • 2022 Netflix video
 

I'm In Love With My Car

I'm In Love With My Car is a 2017 Italy film by Michele Mellara, Alessandro Rossi
Starring Chris Bangle and Franco La Cecla BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release
UK: Passed PG uncut for language, threat:
  • 2022 Netflix video
 

Leaving Africa

Leaving Africa is a 2015 Finland film by Iiris Härmä
Starring Riitta Kujala, Catherine Othieno and Daizy Kimbowa BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release
UK: Passed 15 uncut for sexual violence references, sex references:
  • 2022 Netflix video
 

Legally High

Legally High is a 2013 UK TV movie by Dan Reed
Starring BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release
UK: Passed 18 uncut for addiction theme, drug misuse:
  • 2022 Netflix video
 

Like A Rolling Stone: The Life & Times Of Ben Fong-torres

Like A Rolling Stone: The Life & Times Of Ben Fong-torres is a 2022 Documentaries, Music And Concerts Film
Starring Ben Fong-Torres BBFC link 2020

There are no censorship issues with this film.
UK: Passed 12 uncut with a BBFC trigger warning for nudity, discrimination, language, drug references:
  • 2022 Netflix video
 

Marmaduke

Marmaduke is a 2022 Kids, Comedies Film
Starring Sumalee Montano, Terri Douglas and Erin Fitzgerald BBFC link 2020

There are no censorship issues with this film.
UK: Passed PG uncut for language, dangerous behaviour:
  • 2022 Netflix video
 

The Paedophile Hunter

The Paedophile Hunter is a 2014 UK TV movie by Dan Reed
Starring Keiron Parsons, David Cooper and Hugh Davies BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release
UK: Passed 18 uncut with a BBFC trigger warning for suicide references, child abuse theme:
  • 2022 Netflix video
 

Pirate Hunting

Pirate Hunting is a 2010 Documentaries Film BBFC link 2020

There are no censorship issues with this film.
UK: Passed 12 uncut for references to violence:
  • 2022 Netflix video
 

Suicide For Beginners

Suicide For Beginners is a 2022 US film by Craig Thieman
Starring Wil Daniels, Sara Tomko and Nate Panning BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release
UK: Passed 18 uncut with a BBFC trigger warning for suicide references, brief sexual violence:
  • 2022 Vertical Entertainment video
 

Tankhouse

Tankhouse is a 2022 US film by Noam Tomaschoff
Starring Tara Holt, Stephen Friedrich and Richard Kind BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong sex references:
  • 2022 Vertical Entertainment video
 

Terror At The Mall

Terror At The Mall is a 2014 TV movie by Dan Reed
Starring BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release
UK: Passed 15 uncut for injury detail, threat, violence:
  • 2022 Netflix video
 

Three Days Of Terror: The Charlie Hebdo Attacks

Three Days Of Terror: The Charlie Hebdo Attacks is a 2016 UK TV film by Dan Reed
Starring Dan Reed, (voice), Martin Boudot and Mathilde Queru BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release
UK: Passed 15 uncut for injury detail, violence:
  • 2022 Netflix video
 

Wood Industry: A Business Against Nature

Wood Industry: A Business Against Nature is a 2017 Documentaries Film BBFC link 2020

There are no censorship issues with this film.
UK: Passed U uncut for threat:
  • 2022 Netflix video

 

 

Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

Rolling Thunder, Cat's Eye, We're All Going To The World's Fair


Link Here 25th May 2022

UK flagReleased on 23rd May 2022

The Huntress of Auschwitz

Link Here

The Huntress of Auschwitz is a 2022 US war horror thriller by Richard John Taylor
Starring Rula Lenska, Steve Wraith and Lowri Watts-Joyce BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

A young American girl travels to Europe to track down the Nazi guard responsible for the murder of her great-grandparents.

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, threat, sexual threat, references to sex and violence:

Promotional Material

A young American girl travels to Europe to track down the Nazi guard responsible for the murder of her great-grandparents.
We're All Going To The World's Fair

Link Here

We're All Going To The World's Fair is a 2021 US horror drama by Jane Schoenbrun
Starring Anna Cobb, Holly Anne Frink and Michael J Rogers BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release
UK: Passed 15 uncut for disturbing scenes:
  • 2022 Lightbulb Film Distribution (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 23rd May 2022

Promotional Material

Late on a cold night somewhere in the US, teenage Casey sits alone in her attic bedroom, scrolling the internet under the glow-in-the-dark stars and black-light posters that blanket the ceiling. She has finally decided to take the World's Fair Challenge, an online role-playing horror game, and embrace the uncertainty it promises. After the initiation, she documents the changes that may or may not be happening to her, adding her experiences to the shuffle of online clips available for the world to see. As she begins to lose herself between dream and reality, a mysterious figure reaches out, claiming to see something special in her uploads.

Extras: 1 - Audio Commentary from Director, Jane Schoenbrun and lead actor, Anna Cobb; DELETED SCENES: 2 - Casey Coming Home 3 - Casey's Walking Tour 4 - Extended Ending 5 - Moving Poster Gif 6 - Trailer

Cat's Eye

Link Here

Cat's Eye is a 1985 US/Netherlands comedy horror thriller by Lewis Teague
Starring Drew Barrymore, James Woods and Alan King BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

A stray cat is the linking element of three tales of suspense and horror.

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong threat:

Promotional Material

From the macabre imagination of Stephen King (the bestselling author of Firestarter, The Shining & Carrie) comes this newly restored trio of thrilling tales linked by a stray cat that roams from one story to the next in search of a girl he must protect.

In 'Quitters Inc.', a New York family man (James Woods) is encouraged to give up cigarettes with the help of a shady self-help operation, who outline a litany of increasingly severe penalties for his loved ones if he cannot resist temptation.

'The Ledge' features a casino owner (Kenneth McMillan) who kidnaps and forces Johnny Norris (Robert Hays) into a dangerous wager for having an affair with his wife. If he can traverse the exterior ledge of the mobster's penthouse then he can leave safely. But if Norris refuses then grave consequences await.

Finally, a young girl (Drew Barrymore) has difficulty sleeping. Though her parents suspect the new family cat of wrongdoing, the girl knows better after she sees a horrifying troll emerging from her bedroom wall...

Extras:

NEW Interview with Director Lewis Teague
Audio Commentary with Director Lewis Teague
Johnny Norris on the Edge: Robert Hays Remembers Cat's Eye
"Like Herding Cats": A Conversation with Animal Trainer Teresa Ann Miller
The original theatrical trailer for the Cat's Eye release in cinemas

ROLLING THUNDER

Link Here

Rolling Thunder is a 1977 action revenge film by John Flynn.
With William Devane, Tommy Lee Jones and Linda Haynes. Melon Farmers link  YouTube icon  BBFC link 2020   IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1977. Uncut and 18 rated on DVD and Blu-ray. The film was banned in New Zealand from 1978-1989.

Summary Notes

Major Charles Rane comes back from the war and is given a number of gifts from his hometown because he is a war hero. Some greedy thugs decide that they want to steal a number of silver dollars from him. In the process they also manage to kill his wife and son and destroy his hand. The Major wants revenge so he enlists the help of his war buddy Johnny to meet the thugs in a final showdown.

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence:

Promotional Material

When Major Charles Rane and his friend Johnny Vohden returns home to San Antonio after eight years of physical and mental torture in a Vietnam POW camp they are treated as a heroes. But Rane cannot know his experiences are nothing compared to the ordeal he must still face. A gang of thugs invade his home to steal the silver coins he received for his service and mangle his hand leaving him and his family for dead. Whilst recovering in hospital Rane becomes more distant and cold. Aided by his loyal friend and now wielding a hook for a hand he sets out on a mission of vengeance with the ice cold determination of a man who has suffered too much and has nothing else to live for but revenge.
 

 

 

Shopping: Human Lanterns...

1982 Hong Kong action horror by Chung Sun just released uncut on UK Blu-ray


Link Here25th May 2022

Human Lanterns is a 1982 Hong Kong action horror by Chung Sun
Starring Tony Liu, Kuan Tai Chen and Lieh Lo BBFC link 2020 IMDb

The film was heavily cut for Hong Kong release but was released on 2005 18 rated UK DVD with just one scene missing. The film was released uncut on 2022 18 rated Blu-ray.

Summary Notes

A psychotic craftsman pits two rival Kung-Fu masters against each other while designing special lanterns from a disturbing source.

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, sexual violence:

Reviews

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 99m
pal: 95m
18UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, sexual violence:

This release is based upon the previous UK release but has the cut scene, previously provided on DVD Extras, being spliced back into the film.

cut
pre-cut
cut: 24s
run: 98:29s
pal: 94:33s
18 1980

MPAA Unrated

UK: A pre-cut version was passed 18 for strong bloody violence without further BBFC cuts:
  • 2005 Momentum Pictures video

US:  The same pre-cut version is MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2008 Image DVD but with the cut scene included in the DVD Extras

This version is missing the scene with the first victim Yen-chu having her skin peeled. See pictorial cuts from movie-censorship.com

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cut
cut: 3:40s
run:  
pal:  
Hong Kong flag
Hong Kong
Hong Kong: Cut by 3:40s for theatrical and DVD release

From pictorial cuts from movie-censorship.com : The cuts were:

  • To remove the scene in the run up to the skin peeling of Yen-chu. Chun Fang rips off Yen-chu's clothes and cuts her head with an axe and a little later inserts the poison into her head wound. Afterwards he cuts her shoulder as the start point to the peeling
  • Note that the subsequent skin peeling of Yen-chu is included in this version, whereas it was missing from the UK DVD.
  • The Hong Kong version is then missing Fang showing Yen-chu her peeled skin and then moving to wash it
  • A scene is missing showing old Tsui being drowned in a barrel of blood
  • A scene with Fang ripping off the Lung's wife's clothes before starting to rape her

 

 

Shopping: Hero...

1997 Hong Kong/China film by Corey Yuen just released on UK Blu-ray in the International Version


Link Here25th May 2022

Hero is a 1997 Hong Kong/China film by Corey Yuen
Starring Takeshi Kaneshiro, Biao Yuen and Jessica Hester Hsuan BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Exists as an International Version and an extended Taiwan Version.
UK: The International Version was passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, injury detail:

Promotional Material

From director and writer Corey Yuen (Righting Wrongs, Red Cliff, The Transporter) comes this high-octane tale of criminal gangs, betrayal and greed. When brothers Ma Wing-jing (Taksehi Kaneshiro) and Ma Tai-cheung (Yuen Wah) flee their impoverished homeland to seek their fortune in Shanghai, they at first find more grinding penury when they are forced to work as lowly coolies, however Wing-jing soon becomes embroiled in the seedy world of big city triads and his once insignificant life becomes an arrogant lust for power. This fabulous remake of Cheh Chang's classic The Boxer from Shantung (1972) from the legendary Shaw Brothers studios is given a 90s makeover chock full with stunts, fights and awe inspiring action sequences. A must for collectors of martial arts cinema.

 

 

Contrarian views...

Florida's new law banning the censorship of right leaning views on social media is declare unconstitutional


Link Here25th May 2022
Full story: Biased Internet Censorship in US...Left leaning media companies cancel the right
The US state of Florida responded to social media's silencing of Donald Trump by enacting a new law to ban social media from censoring users for political reasons. The law was challenged in the courts and it has now been judged to be mostly unconstitutional.

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Florida's social media regulation law is unconstitutional.

The Appeals Court ruled against most of the provisions in Florida's social media regulation law. However, it said some of the provisions, including one that requires platforms to allow banned individuals to access their data for at least 60 days, were constitutional.

The ruling said that the law violated social media companies' First Amendment rights:

We conclude that social media platforms' content-moderation activities -- permitting, removing, prioritizing, and deprioritizing users and posts -- constitute 'speech' within the meaning of the First Amendment.

Most notably, the court rejected the argument that social media companies should be defined as common carriers, saying:

Neither law nor logic recognizes government authority to strip an entity of its First Amendment rights merely by labeling it a common carrier.

Earlier this month, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals allowed a similar law in Texas to be enforced. The Texas law prohibits social media companies from censoring content or banning users based on political viewpoints. Tech companies have appealed the ruling by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals and have submitted the ruling by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to support their case.

 

 

Offsite Article: Sign of the times...


Link Here25th May 2022
Irish sexpert showcases impressive sign of iconic former Dublin sex shop

See article from irishmirror.ie


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