2009 India action drama by Bala. With Arya, Pooja Umashankar and Rajendran.
Passed 15 uncut for:
2009 Ayngaran R2 DVD
The BBFC commented:
15 violence guidelines state that Violence may be strong but should not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury and this scene contains a number of scenes that fit this rubric but exceed the
'12/12A guidelines which state that Moderate violence is allowed but should not dwell on detail. There should be no emphasis on injuries or blood... as scenes showing the hero delivering two realistic headbutts to his opponents, a defenceless
woman being beaten with a metal chain, a prolonged scene showing a man being throttled to death, a man repeatedly beating a woman with a rock, a man killed by being run headfirst into a giant rock and lengthy close-up sight of a dead woman lying on the
ground with her throat cut which did not feature in the 12A theatrical version were not permissible at 12A but were allowable at 15 as they did not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury and many of the blows were masked offscreen
A pre-cut version was passed 12A without BBFC cuts for:
Naan Sigappu Manithan is a 2014 India drama by Thiru. Starring Vishal,
Lakshmi Menon and Iniya.
Category cuts for a 12A rating
category cuts 2:41s
UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, implied sexual violence after 2:41s of BBFC category cuts for:
2014 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
Company chose to remove moments of strong bloody violence (two stabbings and an impaling) and a scene of sexual violence (gang rape of a woman) in order to achieve a 12A classification. Cuts made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines
and policy. An uncut 15 classification was available.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, sexual violence for:
2014 cinema release unreleased as he distributors wanted a 12A rating
Naked Assassins is a 1996 Hong Kong / Thailand action film by Bruce Chang and Ching Te Chen. Starring Bruce Chang, Cherie Chen and Sandy Lui.
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1997 VHS.
UK: Passed 18 after 3:33s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
1997 Eastern Heroes [Subtitled, Widescreen] VHS
The BBFC cuts were:
At 39 minutes. After man ties necktie, remove all shots of naked woman being whipped, her injuries being kissed, and sight of her background while foreground couple engage in cunnilingus, resuming on man kissing woman's breasts; then remove all close
shots of cunnilingus and of male and female groins during sex, resuming on boat sailing.
At 84 minutes. After man with raised knife says: I must castrate you bastard, remove all sight of knife piercing man's jeans, resuming on man in denim
sinking to knees (intercut shots of woman screaming may remain).
Naked Killer is a 1992 Hong Kong action film by Clarence Fok Yiu-leung. With Chingmy Yau, Simon Yam and Carrie Ng.
The film was heavily cut for export to Asian countries. The Hong Kong
Theatrical Version is uncut but extra dialogue scenes were later added for a Director's Cut.
Summary Notes: Comic Strip
A young woman is trained by a martial arts specialist to become a professional
assassin. She's subsequently recruited by the real killer, a hit woman who targets rapists at large and practices on drooling sex-mad psychos chained up in the attic. When they finally head out for the real thing, they take out victims in a display of
midair somersaults, cracking whips, flying ropes, and flashing guns.
Great sex 'n' violence-comic strip from Hong Kong! Highly Recommended!
this day, there is no totally uncut version of the film available. The Taiwanese version mainly lacks the sex scenes themselves, while scenes displaying sexual violence were spared, which are missing in the Hong Kong version. Furthermore, the Taiwanese
version contains a scene in which a disabled person is forced to rape Kit. This was removed from the HK version, together with all the references to it. If one was to edit both versions together, the run time would be about 102:00s
UK: Passed 18 after 6:20s of pre-cuts and 4:42s of BBFC cuts for:
These account for what the BBFC removed, not what was pre-cut:
At 7 mins - During dirty phone call received at women's party, after woman asks "Why not now, I'm hot right now?", the rapist's lines (and subtitles) expressing plans to tie woman up and rape her were removed, resuming on man saying
"One day we'll do this for real, Yau Yak Nam."
At 15 mins - Bed scene in which rapist turns woman over and then invites second man into bed to share her was reduced, cutting away as second man touches her back and she looks round. All
sight of second man entering bed and raping her whilst first man records this on video was also removed, resuming on blue sky through window.
At 28 mins - As ex-girlfriend makes stand against gangster and older woman says "How dare you make
a scene here!", her further comment (and subtitles) "Get me a knife and I'll cut off her tits", together with man's instruction "Bring a knife" were removed, a reaction shot of woman on floor was inserted to avoid jump cut, and
resuming on older woman continuing "I can't stand this stupid bitch".
At 38 mins -In woman's flat, sexual assault was reduced to establishment only, as follows:
(i) after victim is thrown into bath and man looks down at her, remove shot of him smiling and saying "Good idea, let's have a bath", resuming on frightened woman in bath; (ii) then, after woman starts to lift
herself out of bath, cut away to remove prolonged scene in which she struggles and protests as she is terrorised, pursued, assaulted and finally raped in kitchen, resuming on new scene on boat panning up from man's bare feet.
At 43 mins - After happy couple disappear under duvet, sadistic focus on raped woman's terror was reduced by removing all sight of her bound and gagged in chair, resuming on rapist raising video camera to photograph bound victim.
At 69 mins
- Scene of rapist peeping on his female neighbour was considerably reduced by removing the following -
(i) prolonged sexy dancing, sight of woman undressing and repeated shots of man peeping through hole; (ii) CU of woman stroking her leg up towards crotch, resuming on woman in sexy underwear dancing in hallway.
At 70 mins - At end of 'peeping tom' sequence, after boyfriend says "I'd wank myself to death", entire scene depicting rapist hanging upside down, masturbating and saying aloud "I will fuck you" was removed, resuming on scene in
At 78 mins - During final, prolonged fight between woman and rapist dressed in clown suit, the sadistic power of the violence was reduced by removing the following -
(i) sight of woman kicked in throat and falling back onto glass coffee table, breaking it; (ii) woman having her hair pulled viciously, then kicked between her legs from rear as she crawls away; (iii) woman being dragged
by hair up outdoor steps in rain, then splayed out and pinned down against kitchen counter; (iv) CU of man groping woman's bare breasts as lightning flashes in background.
A pre-cut version with a running time of 87:48s was banned by the BBFC for:
1997 MIA VHS
UK: The Hong Kong Version was banned by the BBFC for:
The Naked Kiss is a 1964 USA crime drama by Samuel Fuller. Starring Constance Towers, Anthony Eisley and Karen Conrad.
Banned by the BBFC for 1964 cinema release. Later passed 18 uncut for VHS
and DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
Summary Notes : A shocker in its day
Kelly, a prostitute, traumatised by an experience, referred to as 'The Naked Kiss,' by psychiatrists, leaves her
past, and finds solace in the town of Grantville. She meets Griff, the police captain of the town, with whom she spends a romantic afternoon. Kelly finds a job as a nurse in a hospital for handicapped children. The work helps her find her sensitive side
in the caring and helping of her young patients. Kelly's path towards happiness is thrown amiss, when she witnesses a shocking event, which threatens not just her happiness, but her mental health as well.
In its day, The
Naked Kiss was quite the shocker. It dealt with (or hinted at) such then-taboo subjects as prostitution, abortion and even pedophilia in bold ways that were foreign to American film audiences. Unfortunately, like many once-controversial movies, the
handling of these topics are now so dated that, at times, they are almost laughable.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for references to child sexual
The Naked Prey is a 1965 South Africa / USA adventure thriller by Cornel Wilde. Starring Cornel Wilde, Gert van den Bergh and Ken Gampu.
BBFC category cuts were required for the 'A' rated 1965 cinema release.
Uncut and PG rated for VHS but later rated 12 for DVD and Blu-ray. Uncut in the US.
A group of men are on safari. One of the party refuses to give a gift to a tribe they encounter. The
tribe is offended, seizes the party, and one-by-one, kills all but one of the safari members in various creative and horrifying ways. The last surviving member is given "The Lion's Chance" by the tribal leader to be hunted down by a party of tribal
warriors. Naked and weaponless he is set loose, the hunters hot on his heels, beginning a life-or-death hunt through wild Africa.
Naked Vengeance is a 1985 US/Philippines action revenge film by Cirio H Santiago. With Deborah Tranelli, Kaz Garas and Carmen Argenziano.
Significantly cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. This was further cut by
teh BBFC for 18 rated VHS. Later released uncut in the US and is MPAA Unrated.
Carla Harris (Deborah Tranelli, Dallas) leads a normal, happy life until a maniacal killer brutally
murders her husband. She retreats to her parent's lakeside cottage. But there is no escape from harsh reality when local rowdies break into the home and ravage Carla, leaving her for dead. That was their first mistake, because Carla has survived their
attack and is now bent on gruesome revenge!
US: Uncut and MPAA Unated for:
2018 Shout! Factory [Naked Vengeance + Vendetta] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
US: Significantly cut for an MPAA R rating
UK: The cut R Rated Version was further cut by 33s by the BBFC for:
Napoleon's War: 1812 is a 2012 Russia historical adventure drama by Oleg
Fesenko. Starring Gediminas Adomaitis, Anatoliy Belyy and Sergey Bezrukov.
is 1812. On the eve of the decisive battle of Borodino, Napoleon's secret agent steals a Russian battle plan. This fact is known to General Kutuzov (Head of Russian forces), thanks to a young nobleman Alexey Tarusov. Tarusov joint to the the regiment of
Russian lancers, and finds new friends like Lieutenant Gorzhevsky, Prince Kiknadze and Sergeant Ptukha. After the terrible battle of Borodino, they fall into many unexpected adventures...
UK: Passed 12 uncut (see note) for
moderate violence for:
2016 High Fliers Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 8th February 2016
BBFC cuts details
One page on the BBFC website lists this film as cut by 18s for a 12 rating. Another page says that it is uncut
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is a 1989 US comedy by Jeremiah S. Chechik. With Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo and Juliette Lewis .
BBFC category cuts were required for PG rated cinema and VHS releases. It was released uncut on UK Blu-ray in 2003 bearing a 12 rating, seemingly without being
resubmitted to the BBFC. The uncut version was eventually passed 12 uncut for video in 2014, presumably belatedly in retrospect of the previous releases. As of 2020, all UK DVD releases still feature the cut UK version. It was later passed 12A Uncut for
2020 cinema release. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.
It's Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run
smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark's continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but he manages to keep going knowing that his Christmas bonus is due soon.
UK: Passed 12A uncut for infrequent strong language, moderate sex references
2020 cinema release
UK: Passed 12 uncut for one use of strong language and mild sex references
2014 Warner R0 Blu-ray
Maybe a retrospective BBFC rating for seemingly BBFC unrated home video releases from several years earlier. A few months earlier a commentary track was also passed 12 uncut for disk extras.
UK: Released uncut
without a BBFC database entry for:
Nativity 3: Dude, Where's My Donkey?! is a 2014 UK comedy by Debbie Isitt. Starring Susie Blake, Martin Clunes and Adrian Dobson.
BBFC advised category cuts were made for a U rated 2014 cinema release.
The pupils of St Bernadette's and the madcap Mr Poppy (MARC WOOTTON) are back! When their new teacher Mr Shepherd (MARTIN CLUNES) loses his memory as well as Archie the Donkey, it's up to
them to save the day and reunite him with his fiancée Sophie (CATHERINE TATE) in New York. Prepare for a race against time, fantastic flashmobs and plenty of Christmas fun on their greatest adventure yet.
advised category cuts
UK: Passed U for no material likely to offend or harm after BBFC advised cuts were made for:
2014 cinema release titled Nativity 3: Dude Where's My Donkey?!
The BBFC commented in the 2014 Annual Report:
The distributor sought classification advice from the BBFC in two stages before submitting it formally.
An early version of the film contained a
single use of ass , in the context of a donkey shaking its rear and we advised the distributor that this use would be acceptable as 'very mild bad language' at U.
A later version of the film contained repeated uses of shake that ass
in song lyrics, and without the contextual justification of the earlier use, we informed the company it was likely to be passed PG.
When the final version of the film was submitted for formal classification, the company had
chosen to replace all uses of the word ass in the song lyrics with 'thing'.
Both versions of the film also contained the phrase elf off , said by an elf, during an elf-style ghetto slang scene. Since this word
play takes a euphemistic form, rather than a direct replacement for strong language, it was acceptable within the context of the wider film at the U category.
Natural Born Killers is a 1994 USA crime drama by Oliver Stone.
Starring Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis and Tom Sizemore.
The UK VHS version includes some of the violence from the Director's Cut as James Ferman wanted Mickey to be less agreeable. This was in the hope of deflecting the controversy that the heroic couple Mickey And Mallory were accused of
inspiring copy cat crime by sensationalist newspapers. Even so the cinema release was delayed by the BBFC whilst checking out these false claims, and was again delayed by Warners for VHS release after initially coinciding with the Dunblane killings. The
Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut in 2002.
The misadventures of Mickey and Mallory: outcasts, lovers, and serial killers. They travel across Route 666 conducting psychadelic mass-slaughters not for money, not for revenge, just for kicks. Glorified by the media, the
pair become legendary folk heroes; their story told by the single person they leave alive at the scene of each of their slaughters.
The unrated directors cut has additional scenes as follows:
Pre-credits murder scene in the diner features additional footage (Mallory smashing a guy's head on the floor; more graphic footage in the knife throwing death scene);
The death of Mallory's father is slightly extended with more graphic
Mickey is briefly seen raping the bound hostage in the motel room;
When Mickey and Mallory run out of gas in the desert they start to argue; Mallory points a gun at Mickey and forces him to remove his trousers. He's chased by a
ram escaped from the herd of the indian shaman. Mickey and Mallory ask him for help and follow him home;
Jack Scagnetti's murder of the prostitute is longer and more explicit.
After Mickey and Mallory have killed the indian and have
been bitten by the rattlesnake, we see Scagnetti dumping the body of the prostitute near a railway; the camera pulls back to reveal a nearby drive-in theater where Mickey and Mallory are watching the film and talking;
The clerk at the Drug Zone
pharmacy is watching a program on Mickey and Mallory on TV that features a dramatized massacre in an indian jewelry and craft store;
The beating of Mickey and Mallory after he's surrendered outside the Drug Zone is longer and more violent (the
scene is shot mimicking the Rodney King videotape);
The scene where psychiatrist Dr. Rheingold (Steven Wright) is interviewed by Wayne Gale is longer and features additional dialogue;
A new scenes features Denis Leary as a prison inmate
walking up and down his cell while delivering a frenzied and funny monologue about Mickey and Mallory.
The prison riot sequences are longer and include additional scenes showing a cop being shoved into a washing machine and killed, a con's head
boiled in a large pot, another cop dragged on a table and shoved into an oven, a cop thrown and hanged from a balcony and cons cutting other cons' throats in the prison's barber shop.
After hitting the guard (Vince Pruitt Taylor) in the face
with the butt of a shotgun, Mickey convinces him to bring him to Mallory's cell by breaking his fingers;
Jack Scagnetti's agony after being stabbed in the throat by Mallory is longer;
The warden's (Tommy Lee Jones) death scene at the
hand of the prisoners is more explicit. The prisoners are seen waving his dismembered body parts and his head on a spear;
After Mallory has shot Wayne Gale's hand, there are a few frames showing the warden and the guards seen through the
After Mickey and Mallory have killed Wayne Gale, the movie continues with a new ending showing them riding on a van with Owen (Arliss Howard), the prisoner that helped them escape. Owen insists that Mickey and Mallory take him
with them but they refuse; after Owen asks Mickey to let Mallory have sex with him, the couple decides to throw him out of the van, but he pulls a shotgun and kills Mickey. The last frame shows Owen taking aim at Mallory.
cut also include the following extra scenes that were not included in the film. Oliver Stone's decision.
There's a lengthy courtroom sequence showing part of Mickey and Mallory's trial; the prosecutor Wanda Bisbing (Rachel Ticotin) is interviewed by Wayne Gale and then we see witness Grace Mulberry (Ashley Judd) being cross examined byMickey. The murder
of Grace's brother is shown, then Mickey stabs and kills Grace with a pencil on the witness stand.
Wayne Gale interviews the Hun Brothers, two body builders who have had their legs sawn off by Mickey and Mallory. A flashback reveals that the
brothers have been spared by Mickey and Mallory because they've been recognized as great admirers of their work;
I had an interesting report from a Melon Farmers reader:
I was fortunate to see a test screening of NBK at Universal Studios. There was a part of the motel rape scene removed from the final cut, this involved, Mickey
approaching the bound & gagged hostage, he starts to dance in front of her, then taking his knife he cuts off her knickers, and then pursues to rape while her hands are still tied behind her back, (this scene continues to bombard your mind and
becomes more and more unbearable to watch) and then finally he then puts his mouth against hers, and rips her tongue out while still raping her (ala Midnight Express!).
Why this was not added on to the supplementary
section of the Box-Set release I don't know. I believed the scene was important in that it showed the sickness, ruthlessness and disturbing side to all serial killers and more importantly to our character 'Mickey'. Without this scene Mickey to me just
did not seem disturbing enough! even with all the cuts restored. I asked John Venzon (assist. editor) why the scene was omitted, in reply he said 'it detracted your attention away from Mickey, and was deemed to excessive', fair comment!
UK: A modified R Rated Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
2001 Warner R2 DVD
2001 Warner VHS
1996 Warner VHS not released
1995 cinema release
This is a pre-cut US 'R' rated version with a few restored scenes. The BBFC reckon that the unreleased certificated video version had a few restored scenes from the cuts listed below. This was said to show a little more ruthless behaviour associated
with Mickey to try and diminish the impression that he is almost the good guy in the film.
UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
1995 cinema release
US: The film was passed R by the MPAA after the studio made about 60 cuts totalling about 3 minutes.
UK: The 1994 cinema release was delayed until 1995 due to media reports of the film inspiring US murders.
No evidence of this was unearthed by the official investigations and the cinema release was allowed to go ahead.
UK: The video was passed 18 by the BBFC for a 1996 release but this was overtaken by events after school
killings in Dunblane. Warner Brothers cancelled the release out of respect for the families of the victims of the Dunblane killings. The video/DVD had to wait until 2001 before getting released.
Ireland: Irish censors at
IFCO banned the film in Ireland. It was unbanned some years later in 2001.
Naughty is a 1971 UK drama by Stanley A Long (as Stanley Long). Starring Chris Lethbridge-Baker, Lee Donald and Brenda Peters.
Cut by the BBFC for 1971 cinema release and 1988 VHS. Less cut for 1997
A look at sex and pornography through down the ages. From the liberal ancient Greeks, to the hypocritical Victorians, and on to modern times.
UK: Passed 18 after 14s of BBFC cuts for:
2007 Showbox R2 DVD
1997 Medusa VHS
The BBFC cuts were:
at 66 minutes. After woman says slut during S&M sequence showing one woman whipping another, remove all sight of woman's buttocks being whipped and of reddening buttocks, resuming on close side view of woman's bottom.