Den of Thieves is a 2018 USA action crime mystery by Christian Gudegast.
Starring Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber and Jordan Bridges.
Exists as an Original Version, a shortened International Version and an
A gritty Los Angeles crime saga which follows the intersecting and often personally connected lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's
most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank of downtown Los Angeles.
|US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
Presumably the Blu-ray will feature the Extended Version whilst the DVD features the Theatrical Version.
See pictorial version details from
The Theatrical Version is not exactly short and the Unrated Cut puts 8 minutes on top of it. But taking a look at the additional footage, it turns out to be rather superfluous. The new footage
looks like it was cut for a reason and the extra scenes do not reveal anything new about the characters. There is one single exception though for Butler's character, the recut does indeed make sense. Ideally, this alteration could have been made for the
Theatrical Version as well.
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language, violence, threat for:
US: The Theatrical Version is MPAA R rated for violence, language and some sexuality/nudity.
shortened International Version
| ||~124:00s ||Germany: A shortened Internal Version was released at cinemas. |
Dentist in the Chair is a 1960 UK comedy by Don Chaffey.
Starring Bob Monkhouse, Peggy Cummins and Kenneth Connor.
BBFC category cuts were required for a 'U' rated cinema release in 1960. It
seems likely the same version has been used for all home video releases since still with a U rating.
Burglar steals Dentistry equipment by mistake and tries to sell them to Student
Dentists. Mild amusements follow.
Dentist on the Job is a 1961 UK comedy by CM Pennington-Richards.
Starring Bob Monkhouse, Kenneth Connor and Ronnie Stevens.
BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1961.
This cut version has been used ever since and is PG rated for home video.
The marketing department of a pharmaceutical company decides to enlist a dentist to endorse it's brand of
toothpaste although they would be struck off for doing so. They hire two recent graduates who find themselves tied into a contract they failed to read. Having decided that the product is rubbish, the graduates set about developing a new, better
toothpaste which they consider worthy of being struck off for.
|cut: ||~1:39s |
|run: ||88:17s |
|pal: ||84:45s |
|sub: ||90:00s ||UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed
PG for mild innuendo and comic violence without further BBFC cuts for:
UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed PG for:
UK: Passed A (PG) after BBFC category cuts for:
- Dentist 2: Brace Yourself
|1998 US horror film by Brian Yuzna. With Corbin Bernsen, Jillian McWhirter and Jeff Doucette.
The US release is uncut for:
Review from Amazon US : Dentally Insane
If the Oscars were brave enough
to give awards to films like this, they couldn't help but nominate Corbin Bernsen for his brilliant turns in the two DENTIST films. Not since Joan Crawford and Bette Davis did Baby Jane, has an actor fully embraced the idiocy of his role and filled it
with superlative turns in mood and emotion. Bernsen seems to be having the time of his career in the role of Alan Feinstone/Larry Crane, the demented dentist who is still trying to convince himself he is not crazy.
While this sequel is slow in some spots, Bernsen's over the top shenanigans propel this movie and keep it grossly entertaining. Linda Hoffman is back as Bernsen's silent wife; Clint Howard stops by for a toothache, and
Jilliam McWhirter is Corbin's new love interest. The ending is way over the top, but hilarious in its own demented way.
I'm sure there'll be no Dentist 3, but Bernsen should be commended for showing that a good
actor can take any role and make it something memorable.
||Passed 18 after 51s cuts for:
- 2001 VCI R2 DVD
- 1999 High fliers VHS
See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com :
- Cuts to a scene showing a female victim under going a very bloody & graphic 'dentistry'
The film is playing uncut on Zone Horror Channel so presumably it would be uncut if resubmitted to the the BBFC today
Deported Women is a 1976 Italian women in prison film by Rino Di Silvestro.
- Le deportate della sezione speciale SS
- Deported Women of the SS Special Section
- SS Special Section Women
With John Steiner, Lina Polito and Stefania D'Amario.
Banned by the BBFC for 1977 cinema release. Released uncut on pre-cert VHS.
Available in the US
Summary Review: Sombre
Deported Women of the SS Special Section offers not just women in prison, but women in a Nazi concentration camp.
This 1976 film is written and directed by Rino Di Silvestro (
Werewolf Woman ), who mixes and matches characters and plots to keep our attention beyond the nudity.
We start with a train car full of women, who are brought to the concentration camp and inspected by the medical
staff. This means they get to be naked, which is obviously a main goal of this film.
As a sexploitation film this one is rather depressing, with appropriately somber music, and a tacit acknowledgment that there is some
history behind some of what we are seeing. Still, there are several interesting vignettes as Silvestro comes up with plausible vignettes for the sex in this one, although provoking thought would not seem to be an obvious goal for a sexploitation film.
Unknown film, maybe 1967 swingers drama by Andy Milligan
Banned by the BBFC for 1976 cinema release but passed with cuts when resubmitted later the same year.
||66:37s ||UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
||UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
1988 West Germany/Italy war film by Antonio
See The Commander
Der Fan is a 1982 West Germany horror by Eckhart Schmidt.
- The Fan
- Blood Groupie
Starring Désirée Nosbusch, Bodo Steiger and Simone Brahmann.
Passed 18 uncut for 1983 but cut for 2004 DVD over a potentially 'indecent'
image of a 'child' over the age of consent.
The hero-worship that Simone has for a pop singer is built to a crescendo until she passes out when she finally sees him up-close in a
crowd of fans pushing him for autographs. She is later shocked when he lets her know that he does not love her. In an instant, she is caught "in a trance" and feels a murderous urge that is bigger than the both of them.
Der Todesking is a 1990 West Germany horror drama by Jörg Buttgereit.
Starring Hermann Kopp, Heinrich Ebber and Michael Krause.
Pre-cut for UK 18 rated VHS but uncut for 18 rated 2018 DVD and Blu-ray
Uncut in the US.
Seven episodes, each taking place on a different day of the week, on the theme of suicide and violent death.
|UK: Passed 18 uncut for suicide theme,
strong violence, injury detail for:
UK: There have been 2 uncut UK releases
- The film was initially released in 1989, with a running time of approximately 74 minutes. This was the initial video version. It was released mail-order to the UK by ESSA Distribution.
- In 1994 Essa
released a new video version. This had more professional looking front titles and end credits, and a different soundtrack (sort of a remix of the original score). The Headpress emasculation cut was restored. The box listed a running time of 80 minutes,
but this included 6 minutes of trailers for other Essa label videos. This version was not submitted to the BBFC, and sold to the UK by mail-order only.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
|cut: ||4s |
|run: ||75:18s |
|pal: ||72:17s ||UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
- 1997 Screen Edge VHS
- 1990 Headpress VHS
4s pre-cut was pre-cut from the 1990 Headpress video:
- A pretty cheesy castration involving a member clearly made of papier mache has been deleted. The cut is probably due to the low quality of the scene but no doubt the BBFC would have objected anyway.
There have been 2 UK BBFC approved releases
- In 1991 Headpress released the film on video in the UK, with a BBFC 18 certificate. It was a numbered, 500 limited edition, and was slightly different due to having been re-edited by Buttgereit. Scenes with German text (most notably a
woman reading a typed letter) were changed to English, and the concentration camp scene had a four second close-up shot of Jorg Buttgereit being emasculated by a set of garden shears removed.
- In 1997, to coincide with the
release of the second edition of Kerekes and Slater's book Sex Murder Art: The Films of Jorg Buttgereit, Screen Edge released the film with a BBFC 18 certificate. Since the film wasn't re-submitted, this version must be a re-issue of the Headpress
version. The box lists a running time of 80 minutes. Either this is a mistake, or the running time also includes trailers.
| ||102:42s ||2005 US/UK drama by Mikael
The US Theatrical Version was submitted for the 2005 cinema release and 2006 Buena Vista DVD. No BBFC cuts were required for a 15 rating.
There is a US Unrated Version but the differences are uncontroversial
region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon
The uncut region 1 DVD is available via
- Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile
- Deranged: The Confessions of a Necrophile
Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile is a 1974 Canada/USA crime horror thriller by Jeff Gillen and Alan Ormsby.
With Roberts Blossom, Cosette Lee, Leslie Carlson.
Cut by the BBFC for cinema and 1998 video. Cuts waived in 2013. In the US the MPAA R rated version is cut.
Summary Comments: Inspired by serial killer Ed Gein
Real-life Wisconsin serial killer Ed Gein inspired many distinguished films, including Psycho, The Silence of the Lambs and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, but none is quite as disturbing as Deranged.
Roberts Blossom gives an alarmingly convincing performance as rural eccentric Ezra Cobb, whose mother's death unhinges him to the point where he not only lovingly preserves her corpse in the living room but also goes out to find
friends to keep her company not all of whom are dead when he finds them! Perversely, Ezra's more worried about what mother would say about his various activities than he is about the prospect of being found out. Indeed, like Gein, he's cheerfully
open about his activities when visiting friends, but no-one believes him.
Deranged goes all out to shock from the outset. The image of Ezra carrying his dead mother into her bedroom is sickening in a way that few movies manage.
The amoral attitude of the character adds to this sickness, and ensures that most audience members will be uncomfortable watching this film. Deranged benefits from a superb lead performance courtesy of Roberts Blossom. Blossom does an amazing job of
convincing us that he really is the psycho at the centre of the film.
Derek [The Special] is a 2014 UK TV comedy drama by Dominic Brigstocke.
Starring Ricky Gervais, Kerry Godliman and David Earl.
Passed 18 uncut for 2015 DVD in an Extended Version. Presumably this means that it is extended compared with the TV Version. The Special was originally a broadcast in 2014 as a special Christmas episode.
Derek is a loyal nursing home care assistant who sees only the good in his quirky co-workers as they struggle against prejudice and shrinking budgets to care for their elderly residents.
||59:32s ||UK: The Extended Version was passed 18 uncut for very strong language for:
Thanks to Gavin Salkeld:
Ricky Gervais recently had the Christmas 2014 special episode of his series Derek passed by the BBFC -- with an 18 rating. Other episodes from both series were passed 15, some for uses of the word cunt.
He was offered a 15 rating for the special if he bleeped some of the language but he declined, taking an uncut 18. He wittily explained the rating in a Facebook post:
They slapped an 18 Certificate on me because I
refused to bleep the bad language... I just hope no 17 year olds get to see it and have their lives ruined. The certification board said the reason it got an 18 certificate was because of too many cunts. I couldn't agree more.
funny about this is that all of his four live stand-up DVDs are all 18 for multiple uses of cunt, but one, Fame , was passed 15 which similarly contained multiple uses of the word (it's three or four, I don't remember the exact number, but a number not far removed from the number in the Derek special).
Interesting to see a prominent celebrity posting about first-hand experience with the BBFC.
Derek and Clive Get the Horn is a 1979 UK comedy by Russell Mulcahy.
Starring Dudley Moore, Peter Cook and Richard Branson.
Banned by the BBFC for 1980 cinema release. Unbanned and uncut for home video
Look... this isn't for everyone. It's
Peter Cook and Dudley Moore going back for one last excursion into the world of Derek and Clive. For the uninitiated, Pete and Dud hit on an unsurpassed comic concept of wallowing in vulgarity and absurdity which knew no bounds. Fortunately, Cook
was a brilliant comic who was at his best at improvisation. Moore could not have been a better foil and was able to keep up with Cook's ideas and helped taking them all the way to their - sometimes very clever or dreadful - end.
This is great fun and highly recommended to anyone who appreciates extremely ribald, imaginative comedy.
|Dersu Uzala is a 1975 Soviet Union/Japan historical adventure by Akira Kurosawa . With Maksim Munzuk, Yuri Solomin and Svetlana Danilchenko.
UK: The American Version was passed U uncut for:
- 1994 Connoisseur VHS
- 1978 cinema release
| || ||135:00s |
|There is also a shorter Original Version
|95:22s ||2005 UK horror by Neil Marshall |
The BBFC passed the 2005 cinema release and 2005 Pathe DVD 18 uncut.
Note that the US R Rated version has been cut to alter the ending which was considered too dark for Americans
The uncut region 2 DVD is available at UK Amazon
The uncut UK Blu-ray is available at
The uncut region 1 DVD is available at
The uncut US Blu-ray is available at
|9s ||52:10s ||2005 US western by Cullen Lewis
Cut by 9s for the 2005 Classic Entertainment DVD. Cuts required to remove scenes of real animal cruelty, in this case illegal horse trips
|100:09s ||1995 US action film by Robert
The US R rated version was submitted for the 1995 cinema release and 1996-7 Columbia/TriStar videos. No further BBFC cuts were required
cuts details on IMDb :
Reportedly, Desperado suffered severe cuts when initially
submitted for an R-rating.
- The end sequence originally involved a large scale shootout between El Mariachi, Carolina, Bucho & his thugs. After seeing the amount of footage that needed to be trimmed, the director opted to delete the entire scene which currently ends in a
slow-mo of Banderas blasting away.
- 2 additional scenes were also removed featuring the "crotch-gun" (seen in the guitar case) used during 2nd bar shootout
- and the same gun going off accidentally when Banderas is in bed with
|4s ||90:35s ||1977 US film by John Waters
The BBFC passed the video with 4s of cuts in 1990 (Elephant video) and 1998 (Entertainment in Video)
- Cut to edit an eyeball gouging scene
The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon
US Amazon : Sick & Childish
you'd call Desperate Living the last of the earlier John Waters "gross out" cult classic films... He went a bit more mainstream after that.
The best way to describe Desperate Living (and I believe these are
Waters' words paraphrased) is "a fairy tale for adults with the minds of children..."
The story is as fun and entertaining as it is gross and disgusting... Getting to see Edith Massey in the roll of the evil
queen and villain is also quite hilarious and getting to see what she does with the castle goons is even funnier...
In my book however, the two most memorable scenes involve a cross dressing cop as well as a rather
amusingly severed ding dong.
Liz Renay, is also hilarious and really into her role... almost too much... in fact, its the sheer exhuberence of the actors in John Waters' films that make the films such a great watch... you
can tell that he's definitely the type of guy that could sell you the Brooklyn Bridge.
All in all, I'd have to say that along with Female Trouble its one of my favorite John Waters films... Whether you found Pink Flamingos
funny or offensive, expect to laugh and puke at the same time... this is JW at his most sick and childishly best!
|| ||Rejected for a cinema release in 1977 |
|cut || ||2002 US Documentary by Magnus
Paulsson & Chris Hallman |
Cut when submitted in 2005 but the DVD has yet to appear. Perhaps the cuts rendered it unviable. The BBFC made the following comment: Explicit images were cut from
Desperately Seeking Seka, a documentary about a porn star, in order to obtain an '18' certificate, because the images were considered gratuitous rather than serving any important documentary or narrative purpose .
The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US
A Swedish journalist (Stefan Nylén) travels to the US to seek out his all time favorite porn
star from the 70's and 80's in this cool little documentary from Magnus Paulsson & Christian Hallman. Seka was a platinum blonde sex goddess who ruled the big screen, as well as the little screen (home video) back in the golden & silver age of
However, in the 80's she up and vanished, leaving the business behind her. Where is Seka? How is she doing? Why did she leave it all behind? Along the way, Stefan travels to a porn convention in Las Vegas, interviewing
several of the people in the business who either knew Seka, or worked with her at one point in time. Apparently Seka wasn't too hard to find, and Stefan eventually travels to Chicago to meet his American Idol.
What fascinated be
about this movie was the actual Seka herself. This is now a woman who by simply looking at her today, you would think she was your next door neighbor! However, she conducts herself freely in her interview with Stefan, which I found to be quite refreshing
and entertaining. I really enjoyed the concept and execution of this film. Very much recommended if you like documentaries, and/or the history of porn and the adult film industry.
Despite the Night is a 2015 France /
Canada drama by Philippe Grandrieux.
See Hard 18s: Despite the Night
||2006 UK/US art film by Casper Noe |
The cinema release of 2006 and the DVDs of 2006 and 2007 were all passed 18 uncut by the BBFC
article from thedailybeast.com
Destricted 's roster of shorts varies from the international release, to the U.S. release, to what is screened at the festival: the U.S. version features eight short reels, all of which are explicit in nature; six short films, including
some not on the U.S. release; and seven shorts, a mix-up of the previous lists, appear on the U.K. version.
The uncut region 0 DVD is available at
UK Amazon : Strong Stuff
I bought this DVD and can
safely say it is the most explicit thing I have ever seen passed with an 18 certificiate.
Seven artists have made a short film each based on art and pornography. Larry Clark's is the best - a 38 minute film where Larry interviews a group of boys
about their pornography viewing habits, before selecting one to have sex on camera with a porn star. Of the five girls, the young lad selects his favourite (the oldest woman there) and proceeds to live his dream as Larry films the event, warts and all.
Sync is good, as is Balkan Erotic, whilst Hoist and Gaspar Noe's segments are tough to watch, but never less than compelling.
Much more than exploitation, Destricted actually has a lot of validity in presenting its varied range of sexual
imagery (is masturbation good?), and I'm sure it will become a huge talking point in weeks to cum...
Detective Chinatown is a 2015 China action
comedy mystery by Sicheng Chen.
Starring Chengpeng Dong, Yedda Chen and Haoran Liu.
See Banned International: Detective Chinatown
Detox is a 2002 Germany / USA crime horror mystery by Jim
||1973 US crime drama by Arthur Marks |
No cuts noted to the 1986 video, and the running time matches the PAL equivalent to the 106:00s NTSC running time of the uncut US DVD
The uncut region 1 DVD is available via
The uncut region 1 DVD is available at
US Amazon : Classic Blacksploitation
A gritty, tell it like it
is, white cop is assigned to find the men who robbed the fundraiser for the first black man to run for Governor of the state of Michigan. When he realizes that he can't do it alone, he reluctantly agrees to let a young black cop, who happens to be an
up-and-comer, help him out.
What follows is a mess of gun fights, funky music, and dead pimps. All culminating in probably one of the biggest shootouts/chase scenes in film history!
was dropped and my eyes were open in amazement as Detroit cops and the robbers chased each other all over town whilst expending thousands of rounds of ammo. The ending came as quite a surprise, and nothing that I had seen coming.
This film is a very good movie, especially for blacksploitation, and it is a total blast. If you like blackploitation, see this. If you like action films, with millions of bullets, and bloody gunfights, see this. And if you like cop
movies with great chase scenes, see this!
||The BBFC cut the 1974 cinema release. |
The submitted running time was noted as a very short 102:06s = 98:01s
Devadas is a 2018 India drama by Sriram Adittya.
Akkineni, Nani and Aakanksha Singh.
BBFC category cuts were made for a 12A rated cinema release in 2018.
Devadas is a Telugu movie
starring Nagarjuna Akkineni, Nani and Rashmika Mandanna in prominent roles. It is a drama written and directed by Sriram Adittya, forming part of the crew.
The Devil is a 1981 Hong Kong / Taiwan horror by Jen-Chieh Chang.
Starring Shao Tung Chou, Bao-Yu Wang and Ti Ou.
Exists as an original version and a video version
Hitting you like a brick to the face, this simple story of a conman with eyes on a family's hotel business becomes a horrifying fever dream of ghosts and gore: the gruesome visage of a vengeful spirit
seeks her unseen murderer9 a supernatural virus fills its victims with squirming, slithering things which burst and ooze from their mouths and flesh; while a witch offers equally grisly and unsettling cures.
Came From Akasava is a 1971 West Germany / Spain / Portugal adventure thriller by Jesús Franco (as Jess Frank)
See Jess Franco Films: The Devil Came From
|1964 UK horror by Lindsay Shonteff. With Bryant Haliday, William Sylvester and Yvonne Romain.
The US release features the uncut European Version and is MPAA Unrated for:
|cut ||76:49s ||Cut version passed 15 without
further BBFC cuts for:
- 2008 2 Entertain/Cinema Club R2 DVD
- 1997 Second Sight VHS
This is a cut version missing the topless scenes, perhaps mastered from the cut 1963 UK cinema release.
There is also a similarly cut US Theatrical Version but this maintains the running time with substituted non nude replacement scenes and one
extra scene. See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com
|cut || ||The European Version was passed X (16) after BBFC
The submitted version originally contained topless scenes. presumably the BBFC cut these out.
The submitted running time was noted as 81:08s = 77:53s PAL
Devil Hunter is a 1980 Spain / France / West Germany horror adventure thriller by Jesús Franco (as Clifford Brown).
- Sexo canibale
- El Canibal
- The Man Hunter
- Mandingo Manhunter
- Il Cacciatore di Uomini
- Jungfrau unter
- Chasseur de l'enfer
- Chasseurs d'hommes
Starring Ursula Buchfellner, Al Cliver and Antonio Mayans.
A short version was banned as a video nasty in 1984. The BBFC later passed the complete film 18 uncut on 2008 DVD.
Summary Review: Plods Along
A Vietnam veteran heads to an
island inhabited by cannibals to save a kidnapped model not only from her kidnappers, but also from the cannibals' lurking Devil god.
Devil Hunter gained notoriety for the fact that it's on the DPP 'Video Nasty' list, but it
really needn't have been. There isn't a lot here that warrants banning...which is a shame because I never would have sat through it where it not for the fact that it's on 'the shopping list'.
The plot actually gives the film a decent
base - or at least more of a decent base than most cannibal films - and it follows an actress who is kidnapped and dragged off into the Amazon jungle. A hunter is then hired to find her, but along the way he has to brave the natives, lead by a man who
calls himself The Devil (hence the title).
The film basically just plods along and there really aren't many scenes of interest. It's a real shame that Jess Franco ended up making films like this because the man clearly has
talent; but unfortunately his good films are just gems amongst heaps of crap and Devil Hunter is very much a part of the crap.
Complete Spanish Version
|102:01s ||UK: The Complete Spanish Version was passed 18 uncut for:strong nudity, sex and sexual violence:
US: The Complete Spanish Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
- 2015 Severin Films [Devil Hunter + Cannibal Terror] R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon
Severin Films Cannibal Massacre Collection R0 DVD at US Amazon
- 2008 Severin R0 DVD
See version details from dvdcompare.net. Severin's The Devil Hunter
is at least 10 minutes longer than any version I've seen and now has the feel of a full scale Eurosleaze Epic.
- Besides the previously blocked out footage at the beginning (the opening scene which was covered by the opening credit cards in the late 1980s TWE video)
- there's a lot of extra nude native dancing with Franco's telezoom exploring the exposed
genitalia of the black dancer and Ms Buchfeller.
- There's even one shot, through the spread legs of native leader Claude Boisson revealing that he didn't wear any underwear beneath his native shirt.
- The final struggle between the nude
black cannibal and Al Cliver is also longer.
- There is also some extended dialogue in various scenes.
||85:23s ||UK: Released on pre-cert video for:
A short version was released on the Cinehollywood label in November 1981. It was added to the Video Nasties list in August 1984. It remained on the list throughout and so became one of the
collectable DPP39s. A rare one at that.
The Devil Outside
The Devil Outside is a 2018 UK drama by Andrew Hulme.
Starring Mark Stobbart, Harvey Scrimshaw and Keeley Forsyth.
Cut by the BBFC for 15 rated VoD in 2019
Robert Eastwood is an innocent, brought up in a world of Born Again Christianity that's taught him to look
for signs and to believe evil in waiting just outside the front door. When he goes to school he's shocked to discover that no one else thinks the world was made in 7 days or that Jesus will be returning. Caught between his Mother, who's determined to
bring Jesus' love to a dead mining town, and his best friend Marcus who's introduced him to teenage rebellion Robert becomes the centre of a spiritual tug of war as he tries to escape his religious beliefs. It's then that he discovers a dead body in the
woods and realises God has sent him a sign. The Devil Outside is a story of everyday madness.
|cut: ||9s |
|run: ||101:59s |
|pal: ||97:54s ||UK: Passed 15 for strong language, sex, nudity, images of self-harm after 9s of compulsory BBFC cuts:
The BBFC commented:
- 2019 Content Media Corporation INTL. VoD
- Compulsory cuts required to remove potentially indecent images involving a child (a child in the same frame as adults simulating sex) in accordance with the Protection of Children Act 1978.
The BBFC further commented in its annual report covering 2019:
The Devil Outside is a UK drama following a teenager torn between his religious upbringing and his worldly school friends. We sought assurances on the
age of two actors playing teenagers in a scene in which they approach a car and discover an adult couple having sex within it. When it became clear the actors were under 18, the distributor agreed to make cuts to moments within this scene where the young
actors and the simulated sexual activity occurred in the same shot. Adjudications under the POCA, in mainstream films, often turn on this question of a child occupying the same frame as activity that may be considered indecent.
The Devil-Ship Pirates is a 1964 UK action adventure thriller by Don Sharp.
Starring Christopher Lee, Andrew Keir and John Cairney.
BBFC category cuts were required for a U rated cinema release in 1964. UK home video releases are PG rated ad uncut. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
A pirate ship, fighting in 1588 on the side of the Spanish Armada, suffers damage and must put into a village on the British coast for repairs. The village is small and isolated and the Spanish convince the villagers that the English
fleet has been defeated and that they, the Spanish, are now their masters. This results in the villagers' sullen cooperation, but rumors and unrest begin to spread and soon the Spanish pirates find themselves facing a revolt.
Devil Within Her is a 1974 Italy / USA horror by Ovidio G Assonitis and Robert Barrett.
- The Devil Within Her
- Beyond the Door
Starring Juliet Mills, Richard Johnson and Gabriele Lavia.
Exists as a full length export version which was rated X by the BBFC for
1975 cinema release and a shortened US Theatrical Version
Juliet Mills plays a young pregnant woman in San Francisco who is going to have the devil's baby during her strange possession.
Richard Johnson shows up to help her... but what does he really want?
English Export Version
|run: ||109:05s |
|pal: ||104:43s |
|UK: The English Export Version was passed 15 uncut for strong threat, nudity:
- 2020 Arrow Limited Edition [Export Version + US Theatrical Version] Blu-ray at UK Amazon
- 2020 Arrow Video Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon
UK: The English Export Version was passed X (18) uncut for:
- 1975 cinema release titled Devil Within Her
US: The English Export Version is MPAA Unrated for:
The widescreen presentation under the title Devil Within Her, features almost 15 minutes of newer footage that was not shown in US theaters. This includes:
- The complete credits,
- a scene were Jessica meets Dimitri in the ritual grounds and
- a scene showing Jessica with Robert and her children shopping down San Franisco and seeing Dimitri.
US Theatrical Version
US Theatrical Version
|cut: || |
|run: ||98:38s |
|pal: ||94:41s ||UK: The shortened US Theatrical Version was
passed 15 without BBFC cuts for strong threat, nudity:
- 22020 Arrow Limited Edition [Export Version + US Theatrical Version] Blu-ray at UK Amazon
US: The shortened US Theatrical Version is MPAA R rated for:
- The Devils of Loudon
- Ken Russell's Film of The Devils
The Devil's is a 1971 UK drama by Ken Russell
With Vanessa Redgrave and Oliver Reed.
Cut by Warner Brothers and the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1971.
The BBFC X rating was overruled and banned by 17 local councils.
In the US the film was further cut for an R rating. The UK cinema version was later released in the US with an X rating and misleadingly labeled as a Director's Cut.
available version, with some cuts restored, is held by Warner Brothers, but has never been released except for the 100 years of the BBFC cinema event.
See also BBFC
case study from bbfc.co.uk
|Much to the irritation of genre fans Warner's are sitting on the Director's Cut and refuse to release it. The Director's Cut was shown at an event celebrating 100 years of the BBFC. |
Thanks to Gary. The Director's Cut consists of the
BBFC X rated version with 2 extra scenes that were previously cut, including the pre-cut scene known as the Rape of Christ. There is other cut footage which is now lost.
|cut: || |
|run: ||111:08s |
|pal: ||106:41s |
||UK: The cut UK
Cinema version/X Rated US Version was passed 18 without further cuts for:
This version restores the US cuts made for an R Rating and so is the cut/pre-cut UK Cinema Version. Note that this is misleadingly noted in the US as a Special Uncut Restored Version.
UK: A pre-cut version was passed X (18) after BBFC cuts
US: The UK Cinema Version is MPAA X Rated for:
Cuts history from the BBFC case study:
The film was first seen by the BBFC in an unfinished rough cut on 27 January 1971. At around the same time, this rough cut was also shown to senior executives from
Warner Brothers, the film's distributor. Both the BBFC and Warners expressed strong reservations about the strong religious and sexual context of the film, which seemed likely to provoke significant controversy. Warners and the BBFC therefore drew up
separate lists of the cuts they would require before the film could be distributed in the UK. Warners were content with their own plus the additional cuts requested by the BBFC and a full list of required changes was forwarded to the director.
The cuts were intended to reduce:
- (i) the explicitness and duration of certain sexual elements, including an orgy of nuns
- (ii) elements of violence and gore during an interrogation scene and the final burning of the
character played by Oliver Reed
- (iii) scenes that mixed sexual activity and religion in a potentially inflammatory fashion.
A modified - but still technically unfinished - version of the film was seen again by the BBFC on 8 April 1971, incorporating many (but not all) of the cuts requested by both the BBFC and by Warners. Ken Russell had toned down or
removed what had been regarded as the most difficult scenes, including the entire Rape of Christ sequence in which a group of nuns cavort on a crucifix, whilst hoping that the significant reductions he had already made would perhaps allow certain
other shots to remain. The BBFC requested further reductions in four sequences. Russell responded by complying fully with three of the cuts but insisted that the fourth additional cut could not be made properly because it would create continuity
On 18 May 1971 the BBFC awarded an X certificate to the cut version of the film. Because of the scale of the changes made to the film (including the deletion of one entire scene) it is difficult to
calculate accurately how much was removed from the film between January and May 1971. However, it is safe to say that several minutes were removed.
The resultant version suffered cuts as follows:
- A scene showing nuns assaulting an effigy of the cross was deleted (approximately 30s)
- An enema scene loses some details
- The crushing of Grandier's legs
- Grandier's tongue torture loses details
- Shots of a priest being assaulted by nuns after the King's visit are missing
masturbating with a chard bone was cut
- Whippings scenes throughout were removed
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|run: ||107:59s |
|pal: ||103:40s |
|UK: The extensively cut US R Rated
Version was passed 18 without further BBFC cuts for:
US: The cut UK Cinema Version was passed X for its US release but was further cut for an R Rating. This R Rated version was cut as follows:
- Grandier (Oliver Reed) drives doctors away from dying woman loses some of hers screams and a little nudity.
- Sister Jeanne (Vanessa Redgrave) dream of Grandier as Christ does not show her
licking Christ's wounds, clasped hands by a crown of thorns and some of the lovemaking scene.
- Shots of Jeanne masturbating and two shots of her whipping herself have been removed.
A nude Phillipe (Georgina Hale) brought before Laubardemont (Dudley Sutton) has lost the pubic hair.
- An enema of Jeanna on the altar does not show the insertion of a syringe between her legs.
- Shots of nuns stripping and one vomiting have vanished
- the King's visit to Loudon has lost vomit and pubic hair along with a nun masturbating with a candle and an enema.
- A needle is Grandier's tongue has been cut.
- Whilst Laubardem collects statements against Grandier, we miss naked nuns kissing and caressing.
shot of a nun's hanging body been taken down has been cut to remove nudity.
- The torture of Grandier has lost 4 hammer blows and a shot of his bloody legs.
- As Grandier crawls to
the stake, kicks by Barre (Michael Gothard) have been deleted
- The burning of Grandier has been reduced
- Jeanne inserting a purging device between her legs is no more.
See See the US cuts from movie-censorship.com
|Local councils ||UK: banned on by
17 local authorities who overruled the BBFC X rating, including Surrey, Blackpool, Sevenoaks, Plymouth and Nottingham. |
In Tunbridge Wells, the film was in the middle of its run when it was subject to pickets from local church bodies and, despite a
petition signed by 2,500 people in support of the film, the decision was made to cease screenings.
Glasgow magistrates banned the film in 1971 on grounds it offended good taste and public decency.
World: The film was banned at the
time of release in Finland, Italy, Ireland, Chile and New Zealand.
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|~144:00s ||UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for strong language, bloody
violence, sex, references to rape for:
US: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:
From IMDb and article from movie-censorship.com :
After the film's initial release, sculptor Frederick Hart sued Warner Bros. claiming that a large sculpture prominently featured in the film (on the wall of Al Pacino's penthouse apartment) is an unauthorized copy of his work Ex
Nihilo , displayed at the entrance of Washington's Episcopal National Cathedral. According to a court settlement reached in February 1998, Warner has been authorized to release an initial run of 475,000 copies of the video of the film for rental, but
had to re-edit the film for further releases.
Warner digitally altered the statue for home video releases. The intricate artwork was replaced with a vague swirly substitute without the disputed detail.
The 2012 so
called Director's Cut simply tidies up a pan across the now swirly artwork. The original pan picked out interesting faces and figures. But when these were replaced by swirls, then the path of the pan made no sense. The Director's Cut replaces the pan
with another that just moves in a straight line across the swirls. The time taken is unchanged, presumably as this maintains soundtracks.
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UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
- 1987 Film and Video VHS
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| ||The US release titled Land of the Minotaur is cut for a PG rating |
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|uncut ||106:17s ||2005 US/Germany horror film by Rob Zombie
The BBFC passed the Director's Cut 18 without cuts for the 2005 Technicolor DVD.
This contains scenes cut for a US R rating
The uncut region 2 DVD is available at
The uncut UK Blu-ray is available at
The uncut region 1 DVD is available at
The uncut US Blu-ray is available at
||104:26s ||The BBFC passed the Theatrical Version 18 without cuts for the 2005 cinema release and 2005
Technicolor DVD |
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