Diamond Mercenaries is a 1976 Ireland / Switzerland / USA action crime thriller by Val Guest. Starring Telly Savalas, Peter Fonda and Hugh O'Brian.
Originally passed 'AA' uncut for 1975 cinema release. The film was later
cut for an 'A' rated 1977 cinema release. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Head of company security, Harry Webb, fears that a diamond theft is about to take place at their
major mining complex deep in the desert. He quickly manages to become very unpopular, particularly with Claire Chambers, a celebrated cover girl, daughter of the mine administrator. She is visiting the man she loves, Mike Bradley, who is responsible for
security at the mine. Nelson, the mine administrator, gives Bradley a curious mission - to steal a diamond. He wants to implicate Bradley in order to bring him into contact with a certain Lewis who is preparing to rob the mine with the aid of a group of
mercanaries and a local accessory known as Father Christmas. Webb, not being informed of the deceit, relentlessly pursues Bradley, who is contacted by Lewis. With the mercanaries in the process of penetrating the mine. Bradley reveals himself to be
Father Christmas, the organiser of the entire operation. With Webb in pursuit, Bradley flees into the desert with the only other survivors - ...
The fight in the lift between Peter Franks and Bond was reduced to remove blows and sound effects.
Bond squirting the fire extinguisher into Frank's face was reduced in length.
Bond menacing Mr Kidd with a broken brandy
bottle was trimmed. It's so brief in the film, one wonders what was cut, but my guess is that the actual grabbing and breaking of the bottle was cut, leaving just the footage of Bond throwing the liquid onto Kidd's arms. Perhaps what little focus there
is on the weapon was deemed a more serious imitability issue back then.
Footage of the ablaze Mr Kidd running across the deck screaming and climbing up onto the railing, as he throws himself overboard was removed, leaving just the shot of him
hitting the water. When shown on TV, this scene is usually cut similarly.
Diary of a Mad Housewife is a 1970 USA comedy drama by Frank Perry. Starring Richard Benjamin, Frank Langella and Carrie Snodgress.
Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1970 cinema release. The director prepared an
alternative TV version which seems to have been used for 2017 VoD which was passed 15 without BBFC cuts.
Tina Balser is a bored New York housewife-mother married to Jonathan, a pompous,
social-climbing lawyer who ridicules her in front of their children, criticizing everything she does or wears. She begins an affair with George Prager, a dashing, successful and blatantly sadistic writer. Finally after George has tormented Tina in much
the same manner Jonathan has, and has been unfaithful to boot, she goes back to her husband and begins group therapy.
uncut Original Version
From IMDb. The original version ran for 104 minutes. An alternate TV version was prepared by director Frank Perry substituting different footage for many sequences; this version runs 95 minutes.
UK: The cut TV version was passed 15 uncut for very strong language, strong
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul is a 2017 USA family comedy by
David Bowers. Starring Alicia Silverstone, Charlie Wright and Tom Everett Scott.
BBFC advised category cuts were implemented for a U rated 2017 cinema
release and home video.
A Heffley family road trip to attend Meemaw's 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course thanks to Greg's newest scheme to get to a video gaming convention.
This family cross-country adventure turns into an experience the Heffleys will never forget.
UK: Passed U for very mild bad language, rude humour after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:
2017 20th Century Fox video
2017 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
This film was originally seen for advice. The company was advised that it was likely to be classified 12A but that their preferred U classification could be achieved by removing a single use of discriminatory language ('spaz'). When
the film was submitted for formal classification that word had been replaced with a less offensive term ('dork') and the film was classified U.
Presumably the Theatrical Version was cut or banned in:
Belarus : Banned
A Tajik film distributor told the Kyrgyz blog Kloop.kg that the real reason that the film is being banned is because of its content, even though other former Soviet republics in the region will be showing the film. It's wrong to compare us with
Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and with other countries, Daler Davlatov told the site: It's incorrect because we have a different mentality. We're not going to give Dictator a premiere because of these considerations.
The Special Extended Version of Die Hard is implemented as an option via seamless branching. It is an uncontentious 62s extension to the scene where the FBI cutting off the power supply is expected to assist the terrorist in disabling the vault locks.
This extra material better explains the power cut and reversion to an emergency supply. See pictorial version details from
The power shutdown scene is available on UK releases as a DVD extra
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, language, nudity and hard drug use for
2018 20th Century Fox 30th Anniversary Edition RB 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon
20th Century Fox 30th Anniversary Edition RB 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon
The film was pre-cut by 20th Century Fox in America before its release on DVD and VHS, and it was this cut that was released worldwide. The 12 seconds of cuts include some chain-whipping in the fight between McClane
UK: Passed 15 after 12s of BBFC cuts for:
2002 Disney Collectors Edition R2 DVD
2002 Buena Vista R2 DVD
2000 20th Century Fox R2 DVD
1996 Buena Vista VHS
1995 cinema release
Cuts Summary . The 12 seconds of BBFC cuts include some chain-whipping in the fight between McClane and Targo.
Dialogue cut throughout for language eg "Fuck you Joe" becomes "Go away Joe"
Killing of guard by the mute woman: entry & withdrawal of knife, blood spurt are all cut.
Lift scene at end: McClane shooting and the resulting blood sprays on his face are cut. US version is graphically extended including one man getting his head blown off and his body slumping on top of John. This is why John is on the
floor when he crawls out of the lift door and is soaked in blood.
Two terrorists in a truck being riddled with bullets shot through the door is missing a little of the victims juddering.
Missing shot of a man on a boating being
sliced in half by a cable
Many thanks to Gav Salkeld who compiled a detailed list of of cuts:
The BBFC gave the film a '15' rating for the cinema release after applying almost 15 seconds of cuts. These cuts apply to the DVD version only; VHS
and cinema cuts are slightly different. Its worth noting that the DVD version has had some footage slyly reinstated without the BBFC's knowledge, so in theory it is an 18. This trend is seemingly becoming more frequent as the years go on, and why this is
I don't know. Another point is that the subtitles on the DVD are uncut 95% of the time, as they are based on the uncut print! Also, if you listen carefully under the commentary, all of the uncut dialogue can be heard too!
The BBFC did not
implement all of the cuts, however. The distributors were simply told to reduce the volume of the film's bad language by removing the more aggressive strong- and very strong language, and that which could not be justified by context. The distributors
were not told what individual words to remove.
worth noting that the cut mute woman knife attack sequence is shown in full on the 2nd disk of the region 2 special edition, yet cut significantly in the disk 1 film!
If you are considering buying it, may I recommend
the Aussie region 4 2007 release, it might not be the 2 disk, but its a PAL format, digitally re-mastered sound and visual, and uncut. stay away from the region 1, I implore you, which has problems.
Thanks to Andrew re TV showing
in March 2008
Well once again its happened, the BBFC's former decision makers have made their successors look dumb. Tonight in a 9 PM slot Die Hard with a Vengeance was shown uncut on UK Gold! You'd have expected channel
4 or 5 to screen it in this version 10 years ago as an act of independent rebellion, but UK Gold?
All swearing was intact and dub free (the guys a flunky!), and the poorly edited lift sequence shown in all its brain
splattering glory. Making the Region 2 Buena Vista 2 disk special edition look a lot less special.
The original release of the UK DVD version in 1999 was actually even more cut than the
British video and cinema versions. This was apparently because a TV or airline version was erroneously used to master the DVD. Ironically, because the content does not exactly match the officially classified version, this much-sanitized release was
effectively illegal to sell, and was withdrawn. The replacement, to be issued in mid-2000, will be the same as the less-censored UK video and cinema version.
UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 15 without further BBFC cuts for frequent action violence and one use of strong language for:
2018 20th Century Fox 30th Anniversary Edition RB 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon
20th Century Fox Legacy Collection RB Blu-ray
2013 20th Century Fox Legacy Collection R2 DVD
2013 20th Century Fox DVD
2007 20th Century Fox RB Blu-ray
Century Fox R2 DVD
2007 cinema release
US: This Theatrical Version was cut in the US to achieve a PG-13:
Profanity was deleted to leave just the one instance allowed in PG-13
The much quoted line: Yippiee-ki-yay Motherfucker was obscured by out of place gunfire
The BBFC commented on their 15 Rating as follows:
DIE HARD 4.0 is an action thriller about the subverting of computer networks throughout the USA in order to spread destruction and mayhem as a mask for the largest
money theft ever. The film was passed '15' for frequent action violence and one use of strong language.
The BBFC's Guidelines at '12A' state that 'violence must not dwell on detail' and that 'there should be no emphasis on injuries or blood'.
Throughout the film there are several moments where the violence does focus on injury and it was these moments, in combination with the sheer relentlessness of the film's frequent action violence, which placed DIE HARD 4.0 more appropriately at '15'. The
film also contains one use of strong language ('motherfucker'), which was clear even with the end of the word obscured by the sound of gunshots. BBFC policy regarding language at 12A states that 'mouthed and bleeped uses of 'motherfucker' are allowed'
and that 'mouthed language will usually be identifiable but inaudible'. With the term clearly audible in this case, the '15' certificate was required.
DIE HARD 4.0 also features some mild verbal sex references and a brief scene in which ads for
websites offering sexual services are displayed on a computer screen.
Dinosaur 13 is a 2014 USA documentary adventure thriller by Todd Douglas Miller. Starring Stan Adelstein, Lanice Archer and Robert Bakker.
Exists as a Theatrical Version and a Director's Cut
When Paleontologist Peter Larson and his team from the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research made the
world's greatest dinosaur discovery in 1990, they knew it was the find of a lifetime; the largest, most complete T. rex ever found. But during a ten-year battle with the U.S. government, powerful museums, Native American tribes, and competing
paleontologists, they found themselves not only fighting to keep their dinosaur but fighting for their freedom as well.
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for strong sex references, strong nudity, drug use,
strong language for:
2016 Lions Gate R2 DVD
2015 cinema release
India: Banned in March 2016
Dirty Grandpa has been rejected by the CBFC and the appeals Tribunal for its bold content. A source from the CBFC added:
We've placed a ban on Dirty Grandpa because this grandpa is dirtier than any 70-year old man has the right to be. In fact de Niro in this film makes Rishi Kapoorin Kapoor & Sons look like a saint. We wonder why an actor of De
Niros caliber did such a foul-mouthed cheap film.
THE DIRTY MIND OF YOUNG SALLY is one of Harry Novak's
most explicit releases, with the sex, at times, bordering on hardcore.
Something Weird's US DVD runs 95:33 (NTSC), and actually censors a few seconds of sex at 60:52. This occurs just after the girl moves down to kiss the man's penis. Instead of
making a cut, the film slows down and shows his hand on the back of her head, followed by a shot of his face.
A very short pre-cut version was passed 18 after 19s of BBFC cuts for:
Cut in 2004 with the following BBFC statement: Cuts required to nudity in public. Although there are no constraints on nudity at '18', the BBFC will not classify material which is the result
of the commission of a criminal offence in the UK. This policy takes into account the new offence of 'exposure' under the Sexual Offences Act 2003, which came into force in 2004. The BBFC already had an established policy on public nudity in line with
the broader common law misdemeanour of 'indecent exposure'.
The BBFC informally cut the 2006 cinema release and 2007 Pathe DVD : This film was originally shown to
the BBFC in an unfinished version. The BBFC recommended that a sequence featuring a man sucking excrement from the anus of a live rabbit would need to be removed before the film could be classified '18'. This cut was requested on the grounds of an
infringement of the Cinematograph Films (Animals) Act 1937. When the finished version was submitted, this sequence had been deleted and the film was passed '18' without further cuts.
Note that there is also a heavily cut US R Rated Version that
cuts and blurs the frequent sights of guys cocks.
The pre-cur rabbit scene is included in the DVD extras of the Japanese DVD
number of blows to head reduced to two only in scene during which Bella kills sleeping man with hammer
asphyxiation of fat man reduced by minimising close sight of him struggling for breath
forcible oral rape in car park reduced to a minimum by removing shots showing man's pleasure, Bella's head bobbing and sight of Bella spewing up
final sexual assault on pier
reduced to establishment only.
We were asked to consider the film for video release shortly after some amendments had been made to the Video Recordings Act to tighten up what was permitted in videos. Therefore the Board made some cautious cuts to reduce the
impact and offensiveness of the film. It is perhaps less likely that they would be required today.
Disaster Movie is a 2008 USA comedy by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. Starring Carmen Electra, Vanessa Lachey and Nicole Parker.
Cut in the US for an MPAA PG-13 rating. It was later released in an
uncut and MPAA Unrated version on home video. Only the cut version made it to the UK and was 12/12A rated by the BBFC.
Will, Lisa, and two of their friends attempt
to flee man-made and natural disasters and encounter Batman, Hancock, The Hulk, Indiana Jones, Hannah Montana, Michael Jackson, Beowulf, the Love Guru, Iron Man, rabid chipmunks amongst others in their seemingly vain efforts to seek help and shelter from
This version features alternate versions of scenes that were toned down for a PG-13 rating (for instance, the I'm Dating Matt Damon parody is now uncensored and is now I'm Fucking Matt Damon in the unrated version)
cut Theatrical Version
UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 12 uncut for hard drug references, bleeped strong language and sex references:
2008 Technicolor Home Entertainment Services video
UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed12A uncut for hard drug references, bleeped strong language and sex references:
2008 cinema release
US: Cut for an MPAA PG-13 rating:
Notably a song featuring the lines I'm Fucking Matt Damon was censored.
Disco Raja is a 2020 India action Sci-Fi film by Vi Anand. Starring
Payal Rajput, Ravi Teja and Tanya Hope.
Passed 15 uncut and also 12A after 41s of BBFC category cuts, both for 2020 cinema release.
For comparison a 149m version was was
passed U/A uncut in India. U/A is equivalent to a UK 12A rating.
The protagonist is working on a medical project and forwards his research to the Indian Council of Medical
Research. The council rejects his project and denies him permission to continue researching for the project, Despite this heavy drawback.
UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, bloody images, threat after 41s of BBFC category cuts:
2020 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
Cuts made to remove scenes of strong violence in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.
India U/A [12A]
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence:
2020 cinema release
India: A 149m ceinam version was was passed U/A uncut in India. U/A is equivalent to a UK 12A rating.
Cut in 2006 with the following BBFC comment: Cuts required to remove scenes of violence, threat, humiliation and abuse, potential harm, and ambiguous consent, all in a
The BBFC explained further in their 2006 Annual Report:
A Channel 4 funded programme billed as an alternative news magazine, featured a discussion on pornography containing illustrative clips
of degrading, violent pornography. These clips required pixilation to remove images showing violence, threat, humiliation, abuse and ambiguous consent. Despite occurring within a documentary context, the clips themselves were pornographic in nature and
breached both sexual violence policy, and 'R18' policy on consent and abuse in sex works.
Django is a 1966 Italy/Spain western by Sergio Corbucci. With Franco Nero, José Bódalo and Loredana Nusciak.
The BBFC banned the 1969 cinema release. The film was passed 18 without
BBFC cuts for 1993 VHS and then passed 15 without BBFC cuts for 2004 Argent DVD. A restored and extended version as been released in the US.
Don't listen to any claims made made for
Bullet For A General, Django is without a doubt the best non-Leone spaghetti Western of all time. Corbucci's direction is more controlled here than anywhere else--less zooms, less jarring close-ups, and neater editing. And Django has to be one of the
first action heroes to fire a heavy machine gun from the hip (without even pulling the trigger, no less!).
But make no mistake. This is Italian exploitation--love it or hate it. An ear is cut off, prostitutes fight in the
mud, and our hero's hands are crushed in gory detail that would make One-Eyed Jacks mumble in disgust.
US: A restored version with a little extra material is MPAA Unrated for:
2020 Arrow Steelbook Limited Edition [Django + Texas Adios] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
2013 Blue Underground [Spaghetti Westerns Unchained] R0 DVD at US Amazon
Django Kill!...If You Live, Shoot is a 1967 Italy/Spain western by Giulio Questi. With Tomas Milian, Ray Lovelock and Piero Lulli.
A shortened US version was cut by the the BBFC for an X rated 1969 cinema
release. The uncut Italian Version was 15 rated for 2004 DVD.
Summary Review: Sadistic
Mexican outlaw Django is part of a band of thieves that steal a cargo of gold from a stagecoach. However, the
Americans in the band betray him, and shoot all the Mexicans. Django is not completely dead though, and crawls his way out of his shallow grave, continuing his pursuit of the gold, and exacting a bloody vengeance.
A strange film,
with a lot of sadistic violence and some homo-eroticism. Tomas Milian, plays a anti-hero character with some similarities to Christ, and turns in one of his better performances.