Gainsbourg is a 2010 France music biography by Joann Sfar Starring Eric Elmosnino, Lucy Gordon and Laetitia Casta
Director Joann Sfar elected to shorten the Original Version for the
Lucien Ginsburg, a rebellious French Jewish boy with a grotesque imagination, hates playing the piano like his father, a bar professional, and manages to
be admitted to Montmartre Academy as a painter, where he befriends an SS officer who helps him survive the occupation. After the war, he chooses to become a performing artist and adopts the stage name Serge Gainsbourg. His unorthodox songs bring him
success, even his parents's approval, and lots of lovers, yet his marriages are all utter failures.
UK: The Director's Cut/International Version was passed 15 uncut for:
From IMDb . A new cut of the film, runs 14 minutes shorter then previous version and is Joann Sfar's preferred one. Changes include -
Deletion of the scene where young Serge persuades in vain for his mother to buy him a gun to play with, even attempting to bribe her by saying he'll work harder on the piano.
Deletion of the
scene where Serge and Boris Vian walk to his apartment and the two lie in the road in an effort to stop a cab. While they wait Serge reveals he has an double that follows him around to which Vian replies his is a werewolf. However two policemen soon end
the conversation short. (This proceeds Serge arriving at Boris's apartment and explains a later scene where drunken Serge lies in the road before having the police escort to his concert
Longer scene of the Baby
Pop groupies, as Gainsbourg wakes up in bed with two naked women as his Mug joyously tosses bank statements at him revealing how rich he is from Poupe'e de cire, poupe'e de son alone!
The groupies and
party to Qui Est In Qui Est Out is cut short, removing Serge narrating about the mouth being the primary sexual organ . His narration reveals the girls in the room he has slept with and how he was with them. It reveals Gainsbourg's
occasional cruel streak.
After Gainsbourg recites La Marseillaise at the press conference, we then see young Serge repeating it and triumphantly rising his fist to the audience.
Deletion of an short exchange in the nightclub when a reveller comments to Gainsbourg about him being parodied on a French TV show. The new version removes these lines either because the show is unknown outside of France or because it doesn't tie in as being the night Gainsbourg met his wife, Bambou as that TV show wouldn't air until years later.
UK: The Original French Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
The Gallows is a 2012 USA horror thriller by Chris Lofing. Starring Price T Morgan and
Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Original Version
Twenty years after an accident caused
the death of the lead actor during a high school play, students at the same small town school resurrect the failed stage production in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy - but ultimately find out that some things are better left
UK: The Original Version was passed 15 uncut for strong psychological threat for:
2015 Warner Home Video RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 23rd November
2015 Warner Home Video R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 23rd
US: The Original version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
2015 Warner Home Video [Original + Theatrical] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
From article from en.wikipedia.org . During production, New Line Cinema acquired distribution rights to the film. Though the film is
set in Lofing's hometown of Beatrice, Nebraska, all of the scenes in the theatrical version of the film were shot in Fresno, California. Several scenes in the first cut of the film were shot in Beatrice, but those scenes were dropped when Blumhouse
Productions picked up the movie. Those scenes will be featured in the DVD and Blu-ray releases of The Gallows and will be noted as the Original Version
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for strong psychological threat for:
2015 Warner Home Video
2015 cinema release
US: The Theatrical Version is MPAA R rated for:
2015 Warner Home Video [Original + Theatrical] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
The Gambler is a 1980 USA TV western by Dick Lowry. With Kenny Rogers, Christine Belford
and Bruce Boxleitner.
BBFC category cuts for 1986 VHS. Uncut for DVD.
Brady Hawkes, The Gambler, receives a letter from his
son indicating he needs help. This sends Brady to the rescue. Along the way Brady meets up with Billy Montana, a young man who thinks he knows everything about playing cards.
UK: Passed PG uncut for mild violence for:
2013 Delta Music video
1990 castle VHS
category cuts 1s
UK: Passed PG after 1s of BBFC category cuts for:
1986 VPD VHS
A Game for Six Lovers - 1960 France comedy romance by Jacques Doniol-Valcroze. See L'eau a La Bouche
Game of Death is a 1978 Hong Kong film by Robert Clouse. With Bruce Lee, Gig Young and Colleen Camp.
Cut by the BBFC for cinema release. Fight scenes were substituted for banned nunchuks for VHS. Uncut for DVD. The film is uncut in the US but there also exists a shortened Hong Kong Version.
Summary Review: A Fitting
A martial arts movie star must fake his death to find the people who are trying to kill him.
Game of Death, a Frankenstein concoction of bits and peices of Bruce Lee's final performance
in a movie originally shot in 1972-73 and a later film shot in 1978 after Lee's death is really two movies in one.
The first, a crime/revenge caper helmed by Robert Clouse is not as bad as you may have heard. The scenes are
intercut badly and Lee's many doubles do look bad, but as a movie on it's own merit it isn't that bad.
UK: The US Version was passed 18 uncut with
previous BBFC cuts waived:
Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Version has been shortened and is is missing the entire fight scene between Bruce Lee and Han Jai Ji.
US: The Hong Kong Version is shortened and MPAA Unrated for:
2017 Shout! Factory [US + Hong Kong Versions] Collector's Edition RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
UK: A version pre-cut by 3:59s was further cut by 2s by the BBFC for:
2005 Universal DVD
1997 4 Front VHS
1996 Blue Chip VHS
1986 Rank VHS
Missing was the sight of nunchuks:
Comparison of the UK Rank video and a Video-CD from Malaysia reveals that an entire 4
minute fight scene has been substituted. Late on in the film the Chinese version shows a nunchucks fight between Bruce Lee and a villain dressed all in black. In the Rank Video, this is replaced with a far less savage battle between Bruce Lee and a
different guy dressed all in white with no nunchucks to be seen.
Game of Death is a 2010 USA action adventure thriller by Giorgio Serafini.
Starring Wesley Snipes and Aunjanue Ellis and Zoë Bell.
Exists as an original version and an extended German version.
A diplomat's bodyguard and company are injured in a botched assassination attempt. They're
all taken to the same hospital, where the bodyguard teams up with a nurse to protect the diplomat from a team of ruthless assassins. The nurse soon learns that there is more to this sticky situation than expected.
A drug selling and violent street-gang terrorize the renters of a big trashy apartment-house.
Tenement's TOO VIOLENT TO BE RATED! tagline
lives up to its name as well: people are dropped off windows, electrocuted, impaled, castrated, raped with broomstick handles, sliced on the jugular, etc. It's definitely one of the most violent 70s/80s grindhouse/exploitation flicks I've seen, but it
was definitely entertaining if also brutal. Recommended.
In June 2012 American politicians called for a boycott of Game of Thrones after the creator's despicable decision to include former President George W. Bush's severed head in several scenes. In the tenth episode of the first season, Bush's decapitated
head is seen impaled on a wooden spike, covered in filthy long hair.
HBO and the show's creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, have apologized for the incident. Benioff and Weiss, who noted the appearance in the series' DVD commentary, insist it
wasn't a political statement - just a prop.
HBO said in a statement that the scene was:
unacceptable, disrespectful and in very bad taste. We made this clear to the executive producers of the series who apologized immediately for this inadvertent
careless mistake. We are sorry this happened and will have it removed from any future DVD production.
The Gandhi Murder is a 2018 UK historical drama by Karim Traïdia and Pankaj Sehgal (co-director). Starring Stephen Lang, Luke Pasqualino and Joseph K Bevilacqua.
BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2019.
Solar Eclipse is a conspiracy theory period movie based on true events, that
led to the eventual assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. The movie demonstrates a violent India, at the backdrop of a non-violent Gandhi, and hard-line fanatic mindsets beginning to grow roots in an India divided on the basis of religion. The feature is a
story of three police officers in different parts of India, who, well aware of the intelligence that Gandhi's life in under threat, must take key decisions that would eventually either save the Mahatma, or the country.
BBFC category cuts 1:19s
submitted 118:39s =113:54s
UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, bloody images, scene of
torture after 1:19s of BBFC category cuts:
2018 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
Company chose to remove bloody detail, during and in the aftermath of violence, in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.
If you're familiar with the works of the danish directors who've
signed the DOGMA charter, GANG TAPES may please you with its improbable camera movements and its documentary style. If not, stay away from this movie.
I must admit that the scenes of violence of GANG TAPES are, in my opinion, far more impressive than
those shown in the Hollywood thrillers. You never know what will happen next on the screen and you really feel in your guts the paranoia which is the life's companion of these people. And the impacts of the bullets in the body of the victims will hit you
as if you were present in the hot streets of the city of the angels.
Gangster Squad was delayed from its original 2012 opening date after the mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater. A shootout scene set in a movie theater was cut and re-shot in a different Chinatown location for the film's eventual 2013 release.
Ganja & Hess is a 1973 USA horror drama by Bill Gunn. Starring Duane Jones, Marlene Clark and Bill Gunn.
Uncut by the BBFC for the complete version released on 2015 Blu-ray.
Originally shortened in the US for cinema but partially restored for 1998 video and fully restored for 2006 home video
Bill Gunn's original cut was 113 minutes, but the producers wanted a shorter film, and
released a 78 minute version titled Blood Couple.
This film was mostly restored in 1998 and released by Image. This version was just missing a two minute sequence of George Meda stabbing Dr Hess Green.
The complete film was restored in 2006, and it
is this complete version that is featured on this Eureka release.
Flirting with the conventions of blaxploitation and the horror cinema, Bill Gunn s revolutionary
independent film Ganja & Hess is a highly stylized and utterly original treatise on sex, religion, and African American identity. Later recut and released in an inferior version, this edition represents the original release, restored by The Museum of
Modern Art with support from The Film Foundation, and mastered in HD from a 35mm negative.
Duane Jones ( Night of the Living Dead ) stars as anthropologist Hess Green, who is stabbed with an ancient ceremonial dagger by his unstable
assistant (director Bill Gunn ), endowing him with the blessing of immortality, and the curse of an unquenchable thirst for blood. When the assistant s beautiful and outspoken wife Ganja ( Marlene Clark ) comes searching for her vanished
husband, she and Hess form an unexpected partnership. Together, they explore just how much power there is in the blood.
UK: The Complete Version was passed 18 uncut for:
2015 Eureka Entertainment Ltd RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 26th January 2015
Partially Restored Version
US: This film was mostly restored in 1998
and released by Image. This version was just missing a two minute sequence of George Meda stabbing Dr Hess Green.
Gunn's original cut was 113 minutes, but the producers wanted a shorter film, and released a 78 minute version titled Blood Couple.
Garden Of Torment is a 1976 France drama by Christian Gion Starring Roger Van Hool, Jacqueline Kerry and Tony Taffin
Banned by the BBFC for 1976 cinema release under the title Garden of
Torture but passed X uncut the next year with the title Garden of Torment.
In the 1930's a young doctor is forced to flee from Paris because he is involved in a drug
scandal. On his passage to China he meets a beautiful, eccentric woman. After their arrival in China, she introduces him into a circle of decadent Europeans which created a torture garden for their amusement. While the bored imperial upper class is
torturing the locals the revolution is rising.
Garfield 2 is a 2006 UK / USA family animation comedy by Tim Hill. Starring Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Billy Connolly.
Exists as a theatrical version and a longer extended version on home video.
Both were passed U uncut by the BBFC. In the US the theatrical version is PG rated and presumably the extended version is MPAA unrated
Garfield is back and this time Garfield and his
canine sidekick Odie follows their owner, Jon Arbuckle, to England, the U.K. may never recover, as Garfield is mistaken for a look-alike, regal cat who has inherited a castle. Garfield savors the royal treatment afforded by his loyal four-legged
subjects, but his reign is in jeopardy! The evil nefarious stubborn Lord Dargis is determined to do away with Garfield, so he can turn the castle into a resort. Garfield's bigger, better, more perfect world is soon turned upside down in this tale of two
UK: The Extended Version was passed U uncut for very mild crude language for:
Gator Bait is a 1974 USA action thriller by Beverly Sebastian and Ferd Sebastian. Starring Claudia Jennings, Sam Gilman and Douglas Dirkson.
BBFC category cuts were required for an AA rated cinema release in 1977.
Compulsory cuts were required for an 18 rated VHS release in 1986. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Desiree lives deep in the swamp and supports herself and her siblings by poaching. Ben
and deputy Billy hope to get a little sexual comfort from the "Cajun swamp rat" when they catch Desiree trapping 'gators, and give chase. Desiree outsmarts them but Billy accidentally shoots Ben and tells his sheriff dad that Desiree did it. Ben's dad
and sons join them in the search party and quickly get out of control. Soon the hunters become the hunted as Desiree exacts her revenge for their violence against her family.
Note that Claudia Jennings keeps her clothes on
throughout the film.
UK: Passed 18 after 3:08s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
1986 CIC VHS titled Gator Bait
UK: The same cut version was released on pre-cert video for:
1986 CIC VHS titled Gator Bait
Presumably CIC had submitted the film for an unofficial BBFC rating which were not legally mandated at this time. The unofficial rating became an official rating when submitted after the Video Recordings Act had commenced.
The cut were to reduce the killing of Julie
UK: A much shortened version was released on pre-cert video for:
Action Films VHS titled Swamp Bait
FLK VHS titled Swamp Bait
category cuts 4:05s
UK: A shortened version was passed
AA (14) after BBFC category cuts for:
1977 cinema release titled Swamp Bait
The shortened version submitted to the BBFC is missing a lengthy speedboat chase.