Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman is a 2000 USA comedy horror fantasy by Michael Cooney. With Christopher Allport, Eileen Seeley and Chip Heller.
Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US. A cut TV Version was 15 rated for 2000
DVD in the UK.
In this sequel of the first Jack Frost movie, Sheriff Sam Tiler, his wife Anne, and Sam's two deputies (also husband and wife) decide to go on a Caribbean vacation to take
their minds off the traumatic events of the previous movie in a place with absolutely no snow. Their holiday will be short-lived, however, as the thawed murderer gets inadvertantly re-frozen and brought back to life. As if that weren't bad enough, he now
has the ability to remain frozen even in tropical temperatures, and he's headed south to settle some old scores.
This movie was never intended to be a horror/scary movie. The filmmakers CLEARLY meant for it to be a campy,
funny film, with a lot of humorous deaths along the way. If you watch it with that in mind - NOT expecting anything truly scary - but just a disposable, kill-90-minutes-on-a-Saturday-afternoon movie.
The production values
are nil, and the acting and script are unquestionably sub-par, but on that one certain level - that very specific level I mentioned previously - this movie actually has some funny scenes.
UK: A pre-cut TV version was passed
15 without BBFC cuts:
2000 High Fliers R2 DVD
US: The pre-cut version was released for:
2021 MVD Collector's Edition R0 Blu-ray
The distributors say that this cut version is their mistake and that they have obtained an uncut master for a future disk replacement
From IMDb . The
major differences between the uncut US DVD and the UK version are:
The deadly snowball fight is more gruesome. Tons of Blood splatters out from a man's arm onto a woman right after it's ripped off by the snowball. Also, there are shots of people getting gutted and killed by flying icicles and
snow balls, with lots of blood everywhere. The VHS version cuts out before anybody is hit by the icicles or dies.
There is nudity in the scene where the woman jumps into the pool naked.
More gore in the scene where the three girls are killed by the beachside when Jack first comes onto the island.
Profanity is in in this version (barely any in the VHS).
More gore to practically every other murder in the movie. The DVD version also has a higher body count because the VHS cuts a lot of deaths out.
The 12A theatrical classification of Jack
Reacher generated the most feedback in 2013, with a total of 26 complaints. Despite a number of reductions made to scenes of violence to achieve a 12A certificate, those who contacted us considered the film too violent, dark and sadistic for
twelve-year-olds, and inappropriately presented the hero as a vigilante figure.
The film is occasionally gritty and realistic, but the overall tone and treatment of the violence is similar to recent 12A action films such as the
Bourne series and does not exceed the Guidelines at 12A. The film is relatively restrained in showing injury or blood, with no undue focus on the suffering of the victims and the Jack Reacher character is quickly established as an 'anti-hero'.
Jack the Giant Killer is a 1962 USA family fantasy adventure by Nathan
Juran. Starring Kerwin Mathews, Judi Meredith and Torin Thatcher.
BBFC category cuts for the A rated 1967 cinema release. Uncut on 2012 PG rated DVD. Uncut and G rated in the US
The terrible and trecherous Pendragon plans to gain the
throne of Cornwall by getting the king to abdicate and to marry his lovely daughter. To help him he has his dreadful witches in his castle and his almost unstoppable sorcery. A giant under his control abducts the princess, but on the way home with her
the giant meets farming lad Jack who slays him. This is only the beginning. Be assured Pendragon and his evil magic are far from done.
UK: Passed PG uncut for mild violence and scary scenes for:
Jack the Ripper is a 1976 Switzerland/West Germany/Spain crime horror thriller by Jesús Franco Starring Klaus Kinski, Josephine Chaplin and Herbert Fux
Uncut and 18 rated in the UK. The US Theatrical Version is cut and MPAA R
rated, with the uncut version also available as MPAA Unrated. The film was cut in Finland.
A Swiss-German horror film with Klaus Kinski as the notorious Jack the Ripper.
A respected doctor by day, Kinski dismembers London prostitutes by night, until the local Inspector's girlfriend (Josephine Chaplin) goes undercover to catch him.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex, nudity and
Jackass: The Movie is a 2002 USA action comedy documentary by Jeff Tremaine. Starring Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera and Chris Pontius.
Exists as a Theatrical Version, an UNrated Version and a Japanese Version
Johnny Knoxville and his crazy friends appear on the big screen for the very first time in Jackass: The Movie. They wander around Japan in panda outfits, wreak havoc on
a once civilized golf court, they even do stunts involving LIVE alligators, and so on. While Johnny Knoxvile and his pals put their life at risk, they are entertaining people at the same time. Get ready for Jackass: The Movie!!
Cut in 2006 with
the following BBFC comment: The cuts were Compulsory. Distributor required to add a warning caption immediately after the title warning that imitation of stunts is highly dangerous and may result in injury or death
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa is a 2013 USA comedy by
Jeff Tremaine. With Johnny Knoxville, Jackson Nicoll and Greg Harris.
Exists as a theatrical Version, an Extended version and then a variant version called Bad Grandpa.5
86-year-old Irving Zisman takes a trip from Nebraska to North
Carolina to take his 8 year-old grandson, Billy, back to his real father.
Along the way Irving will introduce the young and impressionable Billy to people, places, and situations that give new meaning to the term
"childrearing". The duo will encounter male strippers, disgruntled child beauty pageant contestants (and their equally disgruntled mothers), funeral home mourners, biker bar patrons, and a whole lot of unsuspecting citizens.
Bad Grandpa .5 gives you a whole new perspective on the world of Irving Zisman with bonus scenes and pranks also featuring Spike Jonze as
"Gloria" and Catherine Keener as Irving's wife "Ellie", plus a look at the evolution of Johnny Knoxville's naughty alter-ego, the makeup effects, and a behind-the-scenes peek at the idiocy it takes to make a hidden camera movie in
Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language, sex references and crude humour for:
2014 Paramount [Theatrical + Extended Version] R0 Blu-ray at UK
US: The Extended Version is MPAA Unrated for:
2014 Paramount [Theatrical + Extended Version] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
See article from movie-censorship.com : 10:19s of extra material of which
only brief sights of Knoxville's dick and balls could be considered censorable for an R rating. The material is worth a look but is not essential viewing.
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language, sex
references and crude humour for:
2014 Paramount [Theatrical + Extended Version] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
Jackson County Jail is a 1976 action crime film by Michael Miller. With Yvette Mimieux, Tommy Lee Jones and Lisa Copeland .
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1977. Uncut and MPAA R
rated in the US.
Summary Review: Yvette Is A Dish!
OK, so this movie is a typical Roger Corman production with the usual Roger Corman production values. That makes it, of course, a really
worthwhile film. Corman may have made some weirdos, but all of his movies are fun.
Tommy Lee Jones was perfectly cast in Jackson County Jail. Yvette Mimieux is as sexy as she has ever been. And, her performance is Grade A.
This movie has a large cult following for various reasons. And, even though it's not the best of it's genre, it is a film worth the price.
A world's new kung-fu hero (Joe Lewis) is out to stop drug dealers, gangs and help save the world from an evil con (Christopher Lee).
Legendary heavyweight kickboxing
champion Joe Lewis kicks off his mysteriously brief movie career with this globe trotting martial arts actioner in which he assumes the eponymous role of The Jaguar, a sort of James Bond type agent without the gadgets
UK: Passed 15 after 26s of BBFC cuts for:
1989 MIA VHS
The running time is short but it looks like it has been doubly speeded up in PAL/NTSC conversions
Jai Lava Kusa is a 2017 action comedy drama by Bobby Kolli. Starring Junior NTR,
Rashi Khanna and Nivetha Thomas.
BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2017.
category cuts 2:14s
UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, occasional gory images after 2:14s of BBFC category cuts for:
2017 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
The distributor chose to reduce stronger moments of violence (blood spurts as men are shot, stabbed, slashed or bludgeoned) in order to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.
Jail Birds - 1978 Italy action crime drama by Giovanni Brusadori i See
Distributor was required to remove a potentially imitable technique (a child wrapping a washing-line cord around his neck) in order to achieve a 15 certificate. The BBFC requested cuts
totalling 7 seconds but the distributor chose to make further cuts to the sequence.
The BBFC explained further in their 2006 Annual Report:
Alan Bleasdale's drama featured the depiction of a young boy hanging himself on
a washing line. The process of hanging was shown in some detail, including some rather novel techniques, and the boy hanged for some time before being rescued, apparently unhurt. The scene as a whole was considered potentially harmful and compulsory cuts
were made to the detailed shots showing the boy wrapping the washing line around his neck.
2002 Mexico/Germany/Netherlands drama by Carlos
The BBFC cut 51s from the 2003 Artificial Eye DVD. Cuts required to two scenes involving real animal cruelty (an unsuccessful attempt to strangle a bird which then stumbles around injured on the ground; a dog being
forced to 'sing along' to a song through the application of a painful stimulus).
Jarhead 2: Field of Fire is a 2014 USA action film by Don Michael Paul. Starring Jason Wong, Stephen Lang and Cole Hauser.
Exists in an R rated and Unrated Version
Don Michael Paul directs this Afghanistan-set action sequel. While embarking on a mission to supply a remote outpost
with resources, Corporal Chris Merrimette (Josh Kelly) is approached by a Navy SEAL unit to help out on an important operation. The operation, which involves helping a female academic escape the hostile Helmand province, is one fraught with great
difficulty and a lack of ammo as Merriman's unit come up against unrelenting Taliban forces. Will they succeed in their mission?
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
2014 Universal Studios [Unrated + R Rated Versions] R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 19th August 2014
2014 Universal Studios [Unrated + R Rated Versions] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on
19th August 2014
Jason and the Argonauts is a 1963 UK / USA family fantasy adventure by Don Chaffey. Starring Todd Armstrong, Nancy Kovack and Gary Raymond.
BBFC category cuts were required for 1963 U rated cinema release and U
rated VHS. DVD releases are uncut and BBFC U rated.
Jason has been prophesied to take the throne of Thessaly. When he saves Pelias from drowning, but does not recognize him as the man who
had earlier killed his father, Pelias tells Jason to travel to Colchis to find the Golden Fleece. Jason follows his advice and assembles a sailing crew of the finest men in Greece, including Hercules. They are under the protection of Hera, queen of the
gods. Their voyage is replete with battles against harpies, a giant bronze Talos, a hydra, and an animated skeleton army, all brought to life by the special effects wizardry of Ray Harryhausen.
Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday is a 1993 US slasher by Adam Marcus. With John D. LeMay, Kari Keegan and Kane Hodder.
There is a cut MPAA R rated Version and an uncut Unrated Version. There is
also a workprint version.
Summary Review : Change of Direction
The secret of Jason's evil is revealed. It is up to the last remaining descendant of the Voorhees family to stop
Jason before he becomes immortal and unstoppable.
A completely different direction for the series. Jason, himself, appears for about ten or fifteen minutes throughout, leaving the remaining time to focus on the mythology that
While it is a refreshing change to see Friday the 13th take a different step, it all seems a bit too much like a Halloween rip off. Friday the 13th is a franchise with strict rules and while it's always a pleasure
to bend rules slightly, when you break them into smithereens you are usually left with a mess. This is what Jason Goes to Hell is like.
Part 9 isn't great but if you are a fan of the genre you'll watch it anyway.
In March 2020, the director confirmed that the Unrated Version is set for its first Blu-ray release in a box set.
cut Theatrical Version
UK: The MPAA cut R rated video was passed 18
without BBFC cuts for:
1993 Guild VHS
US: Cut and MPAA R Rated for:
2013 Paramount Friday the 13th Collection RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
The sex scene is longer and more graphic in the Unrated Version.
Much more gory violence in the Unrated Version; nearly all characters cough up blood as they are being killed, the shot of the tent pole being rammed through the girl, the shot
of the chubby guy's hand being broken off, the shot of Robert (Jason) crushing the girl's head and blood spurting out (she then says "go to hell"), Coroner(Jason swings the scalpel more times at the girl outside the tent.
The shot of
the creature crawling up Diana's dress was also omitted from the R-rated version.
After Jason leaves Josh's body, his jaw can be seen on the floor as it melts. This was cut for the "R" rated version. The "R" version also
omits most of the heart-eating scene near the beginning.
Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI is a 1986 US slasher by Tom McLoughlin. With Thom Mathews, Jennifer Cooke and David Kagen.
Heavily cut for a US R rating. The same version was passed 18 and later 15
without further BBFC cuts
Summary Review: strong visual style
Tommy goes to a graveyard to get rid of Jason's body, but he accidentally brings him back to life. Jason wants revenge! Tommy must defeat
Jason once and for all!
While writer/director Tom McLoughlin's script is witty and self-deprecating in tone, and some of the jokes are pretty good, it is nonetheless more of the same. However McLoughlin does give this series entry
a strong visual style - something almost all the others lack - Jason standing atop a crashed motor home being a good example. This is one well worth seeing, both for fans and non-fans alike. Recommended.
UK: The cut R rated Version was passed 15 without BBFC cutsfor:
Thanks to Simon. From IMDb. The following scenes were cut to avoid an MPAA "X" rating:
Allen's insides were ripped out of his body by Jason. He dragged the guts and heart out; he dropped them on the ground where his heart lay steaming.
The triple decapitation of the three paintball players. The first print showed their bodies
and heads dropping to the ground.
The two camp counsellors in the car's deaths were also trimmed: The part where the woman is speared in the water originally showed a close-up shot of blood coming to the surface of the water with the air
bubbles. The man was speared, lifted into the air, and then slid down the spear, leaving his insides on it.
Jason shoved the broken bottle into the caretaker's neck and he falls to the ground as the camera gets a close-up of the blood coming out
of the bottle.
Cort's death originally was not as quick-cut and you could actually see the knife going into his head before he falls over.
The wall-to-wall blood cabin originally had a lot more blood and guts in it. There were shots of
livers and hearts running down the walls, but it was all thought too graphic to have in the film.
The backbreaking sheriff's scene had more to it. There were more screams, more bone crushing, and his legs began to kick.
A scene at the
very end was cut. In it, a red-haired Elias Voorhees walked to his son's grave. Knowing he wasn't in the casket, Elias gives the camera a wicked glare.
Sissy's death was toned down. Originally, you could see her head torn off and dropped.
I'm hoping someone will come across a film vault one day and see a reel for some movie like Flashdance, put it in, and realize it's all Jason kill footage. I found a VHS tape years later containing
footage I know was cut from the movie. The MPAA fucked my film, as they did most of the Friday movies. We sent our film back to the MPAA 9 times before they finally approved it. Paramount just wanted to get it out and said to keep trimming to avoid an X
2008 Germany children's cartoon by Eckart
Fingberg & Kay Delventhal. With Malte Arkona, Maresa Sedlmeier and Christoph Maria Herbst.
Passed U after 1:10s of BBFC cuts for a U rating for:
2010 Soda R2 DVD
The BBFC commented:
Company was required to remove a scene of potentially dangerous imitable behaviour (in this case, a character spinning around inside a washing machine)
In the removed scene, a bird becomes
trapped inside a washing machine and a young girl and a penguin try to rescue it, but instead make the situation worse by pressing the wrong buttons, including starting the spin cycle. The bird is shown to suffer no adverse effects from its ordeal, and
the little penguin tampers with electrical sockets in order to stop the washing machine, resulting in a power cut.
Jaws is a 1975 USA adventure thriller by Steven Spielberg. Starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw
and Richard Dreyfuss.
Cut in the US for an MPAA PG rating. The same cut has applied to all worldwide releases since. The film was rated 'A' and then PG rated by the BBFC until it uprated
the rating to 12A for a cinema re-release in 2012.
It's a hot summer on Amity Island, a small community whose main business is its beaches. When new Sheriff Martin Brody
discovers the remains of a shark attack victim, his first inclination is to close the beaches to swimmers. This doesn't sit well with Mayor Larry Vaughn and several of the local businessmen. Brody backs down to his regret as that weekend a young boy is
killed by the predator. The dead boy's mother puts out a bounty on the shark and Amity is soon swamped with amateur hunters and fisherman hoping to cash in on the reward. A local fisherman with much experience hunting sharks, Quint, offers to hunt down
the creature for a hefty fee. Soon Quint, Brody and Matt Hooper from the Oceanographic Institute are at sea hunting the Great White shark. As Brody succinctly surmises after their first encounter with the creature, they're going to need a bigger boat.
Cutting Edge Episode 55: The Jaws Films The MPAA and BBFC take a bite out of the Jaws films
UK: Passed 12A for moderate threat and occasional gory moments:
2012 cinema release
UK: Passed PG:
2020 Universal 45th Anniversary Edition R0 4K Blu-ray at UK Amazon
Jaws III is a 1983 USA horror by Joe Alves. Starring Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong and Simon MacCorkindale.
BBFC category cuts were required for a PG rated 1983 cinema release. Passed
15 uncut for 1987 VHS, and later 12 uncut for 2000 DVD. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.
Several years after Amity's former Police Chief Martin Brody electrocuted the shark at Cable
Junction, his sons, Mike & Sean, are now working in different roles at Sea World Orlando. Sea World is about to open a massive 'Undersea Kingdom' which will bring visitors closer to marine life than ever before. The park is accessible from the ocean by a
series of gates, one of which malfunctions. A young Great White Shark swims through the gate, and when a maintenance diver heads down to fix the gate he does not return. The young Great White is captured & placed in a tank but soon dies despite Kathryn's
best efforts to save it. More alarming though, is the young shark's massive, 35 foot mother which has followed the baby shark into the lagoon and killed the maintenance diver, whose body is recovered. ...
Cutting Edge Episode 55: The Jaws Films The MPAA and BBFC take a bite out of the Jaws films
UK: Passed 12 uncut for occasional gory images, moderate threat, infrequent moderate language for:
Jaws: The Revenge is a 1987 USA horror by Joseph Sargent. Starring Lorraine Gary,
Lance Guest and Mario Van Peebles.
BBFC category cuts were required for a PG rated 1987 cinema release. Passed 15 uncut for 1989 VHS, and later 12 uncut for 2000 DVD. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the
US. There is also an Extended Version released in the US and an alternative ending.
After the encounter with the shark at Sea World, Sean Brody has returned to Amity. Here he has assumed
his father's role, working for the police department, and is engaged to a young woman named Tiffany. One night, while repairing a buoy in Amity harbor from the police boat, Sean is ambushed from below and killed by the Brodys' old enemy - a Great White
Cutting Edge Episode 55: The Jaws Films The MPAA and BBFC take a bite out of the Jaws films
US: The Extended Version is presumably MPAA Unrated for:
Je t'aime moi non plus is a 1976 France drama by Serge Gainsbourg. With Jane Birkin, Joe Dallesandro and Hugues Quester.
Banned by the BBFC for its 1976 cinema release. Passed uncut for home video
in 1993. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
Summary Review: Twisted Love Story
The petite waitress Johnny works and lives in a truck-stop, where she's lonely and longs for love. She develops a crush on
the garbage truck driver Krassky, although her sleazy boss Boris warns her that he's gay. Maybe because of her boyish looks, Krassky likes her too. Both don't notice the growing jealousy of Krassky's boyfriend Padovan - until an escalation.
I went in with high hopes and wasn't disappointed. People familiar with Gainsbourg's body of work will know to expect to unexpected, what with his love for the surreal, bizarre and perverted.
scenes are genuinely uncomfortable, but the two stunningly beautiful leads are perfect for this twisted love story.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex and
Jessi's Girls is a 1975 USA western by Al Adamson. Starring Sondra Currie, Geoffrey Land and Ben Frank.
Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1976 and 18 rated VHS in 1986
and 1987. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
A young Mormon couple is attacked by a bunch of outlaws. They kill the man and the woman is raped several times and left
for dead in the desert. With the last ounce of her strength she gets to the hut of an old hermit who nurses her back to health and teaches her how to shoot. The woman then frees three female criminals and seeks vengeance on the outlaws...
Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
2020 Severin Films Al Adamson Collection Limited Edition RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
UK: Passed 18 after 1:27s of compulsory BBFC cuts:
1987 Xtasy Video VHS titled Jessi's Girls
UK: Passed 18 after 1:05s of compulsory BBFC cuts:
Jhund is a 2022 India sport biography by Nagraj Manjule Starring Amitabh Bachchan, Abhinay
Raj Singh and Ganesh Deshmukh
BBFCcategory cuts were required for a 15 rated cinema release in 2022.
A retired sports-teacher and sports -enthusiast Vijay (60 yrs) from Nagpur, often comes across a bunch of teenage goons from nearby slums who hang around wasting their time
in playing cards, fighting, smoking, robbing passersby. Vijay takes initiatives and introduces football to these slum-dwellers to channelize their energy positively. He wants to transform this set of goons into disciplined football players. its no mean
task. Though there are many hurdles in transforming such undisciplined homeless bunch into a disciplined organized team, he perseveres. He believes that these homeless kids possess extraordinary skills and have potential. He believes they need to feel
the validation and trust to become trustworthy themselves. He sacrifices a lot and continues the struggle against all odds. Vijay's vision to transform these homeless children's wretched life becomes a reality as he takes them at another level by
entering into the world's biggest football tournament - the "homeless Soccer''. The twists and turns, and turbulent times make the impossible possible.
UK: Passed 15 with a BBFC trigger warning for strong language, drug misuse, domestic abuse after BBFC cuts:
2022 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
The distributor chose to make changes to the film in order to achieve their preferred 15 category. A sequence of solvent abuse was removed. An uncut 18 was available.
Jigsaw is a 1962 UK crime mystery drama by Val Guest. Starring Jack Warner, Ronald
Lewis and Yolande Donlan.
The film was subject to BBFC category cuts for an A rated 1962 cinema release.
Ronald Lewis and Yolande Donlan star in this drama written, produced and directed by Val Guest. When a woman is found murdered in Brighton it is left to two local detectives, Sergeant Wilks (Lewis) and Inspector Fellows (Warner), to piece together the
clues, solve the crime and catch the killer.
UK: Presumably the cut cinema version was passed PG uncut for mild sex references, violence for:
Jigsaw is a 2017 USA / Canada horror thriller by Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig. Starring Laura Vandervoort, Tobin Bell and Callum Keith Rennie.
Uncut in the UK, US and Australia but it notably downrated from an 18
rating to a 15 rating ion appeal in Australia.
There has been a bit of a buzz that the latest film in the Saw franchise is perhaps not quite so close to the cutting edge of torture porn. And this has now been confirmed by an appeal against
an adults-only R18+ rating from the Australian Censorship Board. The Review Board that heard the appeal have reduced the R18+ rating to MA15+ which would perhaps be called a 15A in the UK system. Summary Notes
Bodies are turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise. As the investigation proceeds, evidence points to one man: John Kramer. But how can this be? The man known as Jigsaw has been dead for over a decade.
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed PG after 7s of BBFC cuts for:
1997 20th Century Fox VHS
1996 cinema release
The BBFC cuts were:
After Father Christmas figures confront Arnold Schwarzenegger and one of them somersaults and produces striped chainsticks, remove all sight of him wielding them, resuming as Schwarzenegger whacks him with huge stick of rock.
Joan of Arc is a 1999 France / Czech Republic / USA war historical biography by Luc Besson. Starring Milla Jovovich, John Malkovich and Rab Affleck.
Never cut by the BBFC but its age rating was raised from 15 in 1999 to 18
in 2020, presumably down to BBFC policy changes on sexual violence.
The contentious scene seems to be a young Joan witnessing the brutal stabbing and rape of her sister by soldiers. In 1999 the age rating was based on the violence and explicitness
of the scene, but by 2020, BBFC policy had been changed and the rating was based more on sending messages about increased societal concern about sexual violence. This resulted in the film being uprated to 18 for 2020 video release.
The film was originally classified for cinema release in
1999, and on video in 2000. On both occasions the film was rated 15 uncut. The Board considered whether in 2020 the 15 classification was reasonable and defensible or whether 18 was more appropriate on the basis of a sequence in which a woman is raped
and murdered. The Board agreed that under the 2019 Classification Guidelines, which acknowlege heightened public concerns about the issue of sexual violence, the film was no longer reasonable or defensible at 15. The BBFC's Guidelines state that any
depiction of the stronger forms of sexual violence, including rape, must not be detailed or prolonged and that a strong and sustained focus on sexual threat is unacceptable. The Board noted that the scene features an emphasis on the victim's distress and
powerlessness in anticipation of the rape, and that the act itself is aggravated by a gang dynamic, sadistic violence as the woman is impaled on a door, and the presence of a child observing the violence. The Board unanimously agreed that the film
requires an 18 classification under current guidelines. It now carries the Ratings Info strong bloody violence, sexual violence.
1429. While the war between France
and England (the Hundred Years War) appeared settled in 1420, in England's favour, the death of King Henry V of England reignites it. England occupies large areas of France and appears set to take the whole of it. Into this moment of crisis rides
legendary Joan of Arc, a teenage girl who claims to be lead by divine visions.
Joe is a 1970 USA thriller by John G Avildsen. Starring Peter Boyle, Dennis Patrick and Susan
The BBFC cut the X rated cinema release in 1970. The 15 rated VHS was even more cut. The 18 rated 2009 DVD is uncut. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Bill, a wealthy businessman, confronts his junkie daughter's drug-dealing boyfriend; in the ensuing argument, Bill kills him. Panic-stricken, he wanders the streets and eventually stops at a bar. There he runs into a
drunken factory worker named Joe, who hates hippies, blacks, and anyone who is "different", and would like to kill one himself. The two start talking, and Bill reveals his secret to Joe. Complications ensue.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for hard drug use and sexualised violence for:
UK: A very short pre-cut version was passed 15 without further BBFC cuts for:
1986 Stablecane VHS
From IMDb. The 1986 Stablecane video featured an edited print which ran around 10 minutes shorter and missed the entirety of the heroine injection scene.
UK: Passed X (18) after compulsory cuts for:
1971 cinema release
From IMDb. The original UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC to heavily edit the sequence where Frank prepares and injects heroin. The 2008 Optimum DVD is 18 rated and features the full uncut version.
Joe Bullet is a 1973 South Africa action film by Louis de Witt. Starring Ken Gampu, Joe
Lopez and Abigail Kubeka.
Temporarily banned in South Africa in 1973. Uncut and 15 rated in the UK for 2017 DVD.
soccer team The Eagles fall prey to a series of onslaughts from a mysterious gangster only a week before the championship final, the team turns to the one man that can help save their chances at victory - Joe Bullet (Ken Gampu). Joe will have to battle
against villainous henchmen, escape booby-trap bombs and bring his martial arts expertise to the fore in order to survive an attack from a deadly assassin. In the end he will have to infiltrate the mysterious gangster's hide-out in a dangerous
cat-and-mouse rescue mission to save not only The Eagles' two kidnapped star players, but that of his beautiful love interest, Beauty (Abigail Kubeka). The odds will be stacked against him, but he's the man that fights crime, the man that no one can tie
down! Joe Bullet!
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, sexual threat for:
One of the first South African films featuring an all-African cast, and starred Ken Gampu, one of the first black South African actors to appear in Hollywood films. Independently released in 1972 in the Eyethu cinema in Soweto, and
after only two screenings, the film was banned by the then Apartheid government.
The film was later unbanned after special appeal and a personal screening to the Minister of Communications. The film was, however, never released
again and simply disappeared.
Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser is a 2015 USA comedy by Fred Wolf. Starring David Spade, Brittany Daniel and Christopher Walken.
Exists in an Internet Version and a Home Entertainment Extended Version.
Many of the original actors will be reprising their roles as the Iconic acquaintances to the
perpetual underdog of the films Namesake. According to Spade this film will be aired Directly to the website Crackle in the summer of 2015. He also stated his decision to don the Mullet once again was due to fan pressure as the original encroaches on
UK: The Home Entertainment Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language, sex references for:
2015 Sony video
UK: The Internet Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language, sex references for:
The John Cena Experience is a 2010 USA action sport film by
Kevin Dunn. Starring Hazem Ali, Kurt Angle and Dave Bautista.
Previously released 15 uncut in a version with many more extras. Released in 2014 with a PG rating after BBFC extended the bleeping.
A unique documentary following WWE
Superstar John Cena in and out of the ring, including his intense preparation for WrestleMania. Cena shares his views on WWE, movies, his music, giving back to the community, and so much more.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong sporting violence for:
UK: Passed PG for moderate wrestling violence after 1s of BBFC category cuts for:
2014 Fremantlemedia/WWW R2 DVD
The BBFC commented:
Company chose to increase the duration of a bleep over an inadequately disguised use of strong language, in order to obtain a PG classification. Change made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An uncut 12 classification
John Wick: Chapter 2 is a 2017 USA action crime thriller by Chad Stahelski. Starring Ruby Rose, Keanu Reeves and Bridget Moynahan.
BBFC category cuts were required for a 15 rated cinema release. Uncut and
MPAA R rated in the US. The Uncut Version was passed 18 for 4k Blu-ray but other UK home releases were the cut 15 rated version.
In this next chapter following the 2015 hit,
legendary hitman John Wick [Keanu Reeves] is forced back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins' guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against
some of the world's deadliest killers.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence, gory images for:
Ireland: The Uncut Version was passed 18 for frequent strong bloody violence for:
Unconfirmed but the running times provided on the IFCO website suggest that the uncut version will be available on Blu-ray whilst the DVD will feature the cut version.
Australia: Uncut and MA15+ rated for strong action
violence for cinema release (but was later cut for home video release)
category cuts 23s
submitted 122:38s =117:44s
UK: Passed 15 for strong violence, gory images, suicide scene, language after 23s of BBFC category cuts for:
2019 Lionsgate [3 Film Collection RB] DVD and Blu-ray
2017 DVD and Blu-ray
2017 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
Company chose to reduce bloody injury detail in a suicide scene in order to obtain a 15 classification. Cuts made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An uncut 18 classification was available.
The BBFC added in its annual report covering 2017:
Suicide is a complex and difficult issue. The BBFC's classification decisions are informed by work with charities and researchers, including close collaboration with
The Samaritans. At 15, suicide may be portrayed and described but should not dwell on details that could be copied.
Ireland: Presumably the cut UK Theatrical Version was passed 18 for frequent strong bloody
There is no IFCO 16 certificate on video, so cinema 16s are either downrated to 15 or uprated to 18, and in this case the film was uprated to 18.
Ireland: Presumably the cut UK Theatrical Version was passed 16 for
frequent strong bloody violence for:
2017 cinema release
The Irish cinema release has exactly the same run time as the cut UK release and the longer version on video is noted as uncut
Australia: The cut UK version has been passed MA15+ for strong action violence for DVD and
Blu-ray. (Thanks to Refused Classification on twitter.com ). The Australian cinema release was uncut for cinema release and also rated MA15+.
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum is a 2019 USA action crime thriller by Chad Stahelski. Starring Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry and Ian McShane.
Uncut and 15 rated by the BBFC. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US. Cut
adults only 'A' rated in India. Cut in Australia for an MA15+ rated cinema release. Uncut and R18+ rated for 4K Blu-ray
In this third installment of the
adrenaline-fueled action franchise, skilled assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) returns with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin's guild, the
High Table, John Wick is excommunicado, but the world's most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, language:
2019 Lionsgate video
2019 cinema release
Australia: Passed R18+ uncut for high impact violence:
2019 Studiocanal 4K Blu-ray
Australia: Passed MA15+ for strong impact violence after category cuts:
Johnny Cool is a 1963 USA action crime thriller by William Asher. Starring Henry Silva, Elizabeth Montgomery and Richard Anderson.
BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1963
Colini, an exiled American gangster living in Sicily, rescues Giordano, a young Sicilian outlaw, from the police. After Giordano is groomed, polished, and renamed
"Johnny Cool," Colini sends him on a vengeance mission to the United States to assassinate the men who plotted his downfall and enforced exile. Johnny arrives in New York and quickly kills several of the underworld figures on Colini's list.
Meanwhile, he picks up Dare Guiness, a wealthy divorcée who becomes his accomplice, and she is severely beaten by the gangsters as a warning against the vendetta.
Johnny Mnemonic is a 1995 Canada/US action thriller by Robert Longo Starring Keanu Reeves, Dolph Lundgren and Dina Meyer
Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Japanese Version.
In 2021, 26
years after its original release, Robert Longo has converted the film into a black & white version that is a bit closer to his original intention. That black and white version premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.
In 2021, the whole world is connected by the gigantic Internet, and almost a half of the population is suffering from the Nerve Attenuation Syndrome (NAS).Johnny with an implanted
memory chip in his brain was ordered to transport the over loaded information from Beijing to Newark. While Pharmakom Industries supported by Yakuza tries to capture him to get the information back, the Low-tech group led by J-Bone tries to break the
missing code to download the cure of NAS which Johnny carries.
UK: Presumably the Theatrical version was passed 15
uncut for strong language, violence, injury detail:
2022 101 Films Limited Edition [HD Theatrical Version + SD Japanese Version] (RB) Blu-ray
at UK Amazon #ad
The running time is about a minute different to other releases for reasons not yet clear.
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
1997 20th Century Fox VHS
1996 20th Century Fox VHS
1995 cinema release
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for strong sci-fi violence, and for language
UK: BBFC details not yet published for the Japanese Version
2022 101 Films Limited Edition [HD Theatrical Version + SD Japanese Version] (RB) Blu-ray
at UK Amazon #ad
Joker is a 2019 USA crime thriller by Todd Phillips. Starring Robert De Niro, Joaquin
Phoenix and Marc Maron.
There are no censorship issues for this film
Something bizarre while inside a bathtub
While speaking at the Santa Barbara Film
Festival, Joker director Todd Phillips explained that there were a few scenes that he had to cut, the most notable of which was a scene had Joaquin Phoenix's Arthur Fleck doing something bizarre while inside a bathtub. He spoke in vague terms at the
Santa Barbara film festival:
So the other thing that's great about Joaquin is that he's always up to try things -- the fridge was one of those. It wasn't in the script it was something that Joaquin just kind of did and
there was a few others, there's only one other that's in the movie and it's when he's laughing after he goes to [Zazie Beetz's] apartment and he comes back down the hall and he's laughing alone in that living room, that was another one...
There were two or three others we shot, one that is amazing in a bathtub, but I don't think we can actually include it in an R-rated movie and it's not because it was pornographic, it was just insane.
Complaints to the BBFC
The Joker was noted by the BBFC as the most complained about film of 2019. 20 people wrote to the BBFC saying that the 15 rated film should have been 18 rated or even banned. The BBFC responded:
There are scenes of strong violence in the film that include stabbings and shootings, with accompanying bloody injury detail. They do not, however, dwell on the infliction of pain or injury in a manner that requires an 18.
Joshua Tree is a 1993 USA action crime mystery by Vic Armstrong. Starring Dolph Lundgren, George Segal and Kristian Alfonso.
Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. The UK release features a cut version
which was rated 18 for 1993 VHS. The best available version is MPAA Unrated but there is reported to be a longer unreleased and complete version.
Wellman Santee (Dolph Lundgren) a former
race car driver, whose livelihood is transporting exotic stolen super cars, is involved, with his partner Eddie, in shoot out, resulting in the deaths of his friend and a highway cop. Santee is framed for the cop's murder and jailed in a maximum security
prison. A few months later, Santee breaks out after narrowly escaping an attempt on his life. He reaches a local diner where he steals a car, abducts the owner, Rita and flees, completely unaware that is hostage is a deputy sheriff. A massive manhunt
ensues, spearheaded by Lt. Severance a tough, obessive cop. Santee leads the detective and his men on a dramatic high speed chase, from the desert wilderness to the streets of downtown Los Angeles. Santee's out to clear his name and when it comes to
getting even, he's taking revenge into overdrive...
From IMDb. The complete version of the film with the fully tied-up ending runs 108 minutes but this version has never been released in any format.
From IMDb. In the 106 minute Region 1 DVD by Artisan in 1999 there are several scenes which do not appear in the 97 minute 1994 UK VHS and TV broadcast versions such as Deputy Tomay's return to Jimmy Shoeshine's warehouse. The gun battle in the
warehouse is much longer and bloodier and has a much higher body count.
Germany : The Theatrical Version is said to be the MPAA R rated version
US: The Theatrical
Version is MPAA R rated for:
2013 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray/R1 Combo
UK: A cut version was was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
1993 Entertainment in VHS
There are reports that the UK release was cut by the BBFC but there is no reference to cuts in the BBFC database. Nevertheless the film is cut for some reason by 2:48s for violence and plot. See
pictorial cuts from movie-censorship.com
Journey to the Far Side of the Sun is a 1969 UK Sci-Fi film by Robert Parrish. Starring Roy Thinnes, Ian Hendry and Patrick Wymark.
BBFC category cuts were required for a 1969 'A' rated cinema release. Uncut
on PG rated 2008 DVD. Uncut and G rated in the US.
A planet is discovered in the same orbit as Earth's but is located on the exact opposite side of the sun, making it not visible from
Earth. The European Space Exploration Council decide to send American astronaut Glenn Ross and British scientist John Kane via spaceship to explore the other planet. After a disastrous crash-landing Ross awakes to learn that Kane lies near death and that
they apparently have returned to Earth, as evidenced by the presence of the Council director and his staff. Released to the custody of his wife, he soon learns things are not as they seem.
UK: Passed PG uncut for mild violence and language for:
name was Joy Laurey , the pseudonym of the French-American supermodel whose 1981 autobiography became the most scandalous erotic memoir of the decade.
Two years later, executive producer Benjamin Simon brought Joy's
saga to the screen. Succulent Canadian starlet Claudia Udy leaves nothing to the imagination as the globetrotting celebrity whose passion for men, women and strangers – in any combination – shatters every sexual taboo.
Joy has been now completely restored from a print discovered in the screening room of a Paris brothel and is presented uncut and uncensored – including the complete Secret Orgy Dungeon sequence – for the first
time ever in America.
Jubilee is a 1978 UK drama by Derek Jarman. With Jenny Runacre, Nell Campbell and Toyah
Cut by the BBFC for 1978 cinema release. Uncut on home video, 18 rated until 2001, and then 15 rated from 2014.
By 2017, the script had to be censored for political correctness for a stage version. In the film, a character named
Amyl Nitrate used her opening speech to say Hindley instantly became my hero when she was 15. She also said Hindley was a true artist because she knew how to make her desires a reality, and dismissed those who said her crimes were unimaginable because
that showed the poverty of your imagination.
Director Chris Goode, who has adapted the script for its stage premiere, said the lines were in the original film to show how punks deliberately wanted to shock society and smash taboos. He initially
resisted requests to take out the reference to Hindley but was 'convinced' to do so by a member of the senior artistic leadership of the Royal Exchange.
Elizabeth I asks her court alchemist to show her England in the future, she's transported 400 years to a post-apocalyptic wasteland of roving girl gangs, an all-powerful media mogul, fascistic police, scattered filth, and twisted sex. With Jubilee
, legendary British filmmaker Derek Jarman channeled political dissent and artistic daring into a revolutionary blend of history and fantasy, musical and cinematic experimentation, satire and anger, fashion and philosophy. With its uninhibited punk
petulance and sloganeering, Jubilee , brings together many cultural and musical icons of the time, including Jordan, Toyah Willcox, Little Nell, Wayne County, Adam Ant, and Brian Eno (with his first original film score), to create a genuinely
unique, unforgettable vision. Ahead of its time and often frighteningly accurate in its predictions, it is a fascinating historical document and a gorgeous work of film art.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language,
sex, nudity for:
2018 BFI 40th Anniversary Edition RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon
Video cuts were made as the BBFC felt that the star appeal of Sylvester Stallone would lead to the video being watched by teenage boys of less than 15. These video versions have been cut in four places:
Two headbutts have been cut from the fight between Dredd and Mean Machine
Dredd shooting a baddy was toned down during the same fight
A headbutt has also been cut from the fight between Hershey and Ilsa.
UK: Extra material, Stallone's Law: The Making of Judge Dredd was passed 12 after 12s of BBFC category cuts
1997 Guild Home VHS
Thanks to Ben:
The bonus documentary included on the Judge Dredd DVD, called "Stallone's Law: The Making of Judge Dredd" was cut by 12 seconds to secure a 12 rating.
YouTube has both
the cut and the uncut versions of the documentary uploaded, and
by comparing them side-by-side, I was able to find out what was cut by the BBFC.
The cut footage lasting 12 seconds can be seen between
17:09 and 17:21 in the uncut version, showing Ilsa
punching Hershey, Diane Lane talking about her headbutt, and the headbutting scene itself.
The BBFC version cuts to Joan Chen being interviewed right after Ilsa draws her hand back to punch Hershey (the punch itself isn't shown).
The film contains a large scale rape scene, showing the defenceless girls -tied by the wrists to the dungeon's ceiling and fences- being sadistically stripped and abused by dozens of soldiers. On later releases and the TV
version, this scene has been deleted.
A short version was passed 18 after 1:18s of BBFC cuts for:
Just A Gigolo is a 1978 West Germany drama by David Hemmings Starring David Bowie, Sydne Rome and Kim Novak
The original European version ran a full 147 minutes. The U.S. version was
cut to 105 minutes. Only this shorter version is available on video.
After World War I, a war hero returns to Berlin to find that there's no place for him--he has no
skills other than what he learned in the army, and can only find menial, low-paying jobs. He decides to become a gigolo to lonely rich women.
Germany: The original German version ran 147m
UK: The US Version was passed 12 uncut with a BBFC trigger warning for moderate sex references, language, discriminatory references:
Just Before Dawn is a 1981 USA horror thriller by Jeff Lieberman. Starring George Kennedy, Mike Kellin and Chris Lemmon.
Originally released in a shorter US version without BBFC cuts for an X rated 1981 cinema release. This version was cut for 18 rated VHS. The BBFC cuts were waived for the uncut US version for 18 rated 2005 DVD. There also exists a
longer European Version, but the uncut US Version is generally preferred.
Five campers arrive in the mountains to examine some property they have bought, but are warned by the forest
ranger Roy McLean that a huge machete-wielding maniac has been terrorising the area. Ignoring the warnings, they set up camp, and start disappearing one by one. If that sounds too run-of-the-mill, there's a genuinely shocking plot twist half-way
UK: The European
Version was released without a BBFC database record for:
2017 88 Films [US Version + European Version] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon
US: The European Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
The European Version is the longest available but it seems that the US Version seems the preferred version.
Uncut US Version
UK: A new extended US Version
was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence with previous cuts waived for:
2017 88 Films [US Version + European Version] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon
2005 Odeon Entertainment video
This version restores 3s of violence in the crotch death scene cut from the US R rated Theatrical Version. However it is still missing some of the dialogue found in the even longer European version. The omitted material is for reasons of pace.
cut US Theatrical Version
UK: The cut US Theatrical Version
was passed X (18) without further BBFC cuts for:
1981 cinema release
US: Cut and MPAA R rated for:
Shriek Show R1 DVD
The US cuts were to remove 3s of the sight of a knife blade protruding from a guys crotch after being stabbed.
compulsory cuts 7s
UK: The cut US Theatrical Version was passed 18 after a further 7s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
The cinema release of 2001 and then the videos/DVDs of 2002 were all similarly cut. The BBFC commented:
Distributor chose to cut dangerous imitable behaviour (pouring bleach into bathwater, eating toxic disinfectant toilet
cakes) and reduce sound of violent blows to achieve a "PG". A "12" uncut was available to the distributor.
The UK release is also edited differently to the French version. No contentious material effected though.
comedy, Just Visiting, brings to the screen the story of a medieval French prince who is about to marry an English princess when he is magically transferred to the future. Things get a bit more complicated when he falls in love with his soon-to-be
Jean Reno, Christina Applegate, and the rest of the cast, have outdone themselves with their performances, which are exceptional to say the least! All the actors, without exceptions, give it their 100%
and it really shows (the chemistry is AMAZING)! Very well written and very well presented, the movie is without a doubt guaranteed to provide more than just a few laughs.
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.
Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes-Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash-it
may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League is a 2021 USA action Sci-Fi fantasy by Zack Snyder Starring Jared Leto,Henry Cavill,Gal Gadot
Rated 15 uncut in the UK and rated R for violence and some language
in the US.
Zack Snyder's Justice League is a significantly different extended Director's Cut that was based on his original cut but was released several years later.
There is also a black and white version labelled the Justice is Gray Edition
Determined to ensure Superman's ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne aligns forces with Diana Prince with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the
world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together,
finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence:
2021 Warner Bros R0 4K Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 24th May
2021 titled Zack Snyder's Justice League
2021 Warner Bros (RB) Blu-ray
at UK Amazon #ad released on 24th May 2021 titled Zack Snyder's
2021 Warner Bros R2 DVD at UK Amazon #ad released on 24th May 2021
titled Zack Snyder's Justice League
UK: Passed PG for mild bad language after BBFC category cuts for:
2013 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
Company chose to completely obscure two uses of strong language to achieve a PG classification. An uncut 12A was available.
The BBFC added in the 2013 Annual Report:
Some efforts had been made to obscure strong language that occurs during a scene in which Bieber is besieged by reporters and angry words are exchanged. Nonetheless, although
the stronger language was already partially obscured, it was still possible to make out the nature of the language being used, both because the bleeping of the words was inadequate and because the words could still be identified by the speaker's
The distributor chose to increase the masking of the strong language by adding additional bleeping and blurring of mouth movements, in order to secure a PG classification.
- 1969 USA drama by George Cukor and Joseph Strick.
Justine is a 1969 USA drama by George Cukor and Joseph Strick. Starring Anouk Aimée, Dirk
Bogarde and Robert Forster.
Cut by the BBFC for 1969 cinema release. Uncut on VHS and DVD.
In Alexandria, in 1938, Darley, a young British schoolmaster and poet, makes friends through Pursewarden,
the British consular officer, with Justine, the beautiful and mysterious wife of a Coptic banker. He observes the affairs of her heart and incidentally discovers that she is involved in a plot against the British, meant to arm the Jewish underground in
Palestine. The plot finally fails, Justine is sent to jail and Darley decides to return to England.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong sex references, sexualised nudity for: