Naanum Rowdydhaan is a 2015 romance by Vignesh Shivan.
Vijay Sethupathi, Nayantara and Parthiban.
BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated 2015 cinema releas
|cut: ||1:02s |
|run: ||141:43s |
|pal: ||136:03s ||Shaandaar is a 2015 musical comedy romance by Vikas Bahl. |
Starring Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Kumud Pant.
UK: Passed 12A for moderate sex references, comic threat, rude gestures after 1:02s of BBFC category cuts for:
The BBFC commented:
- Distributor chose to remove drug use and references in order to achieve a 12A classification (in this instance, verbal and visual detail indicating pleasure in drug use). A 15 without cuts was available.
The Shadow of the Cat is a 1961 UK horror mystery thriller by John
With Conrad Phillips, Barbara Shelley and André Morell.
Passed X after BBFC cuts for the 1961 cinema release. Unreleased until
cuts were waived for the 12 rated DVD in 2014.
Summary Review: Efficient and Entertaining
Nominally made by BHP Productions for contractual reasons, but nevertheless it was actually made by the
Hammer Films team.
Was it supernatural force or psychotic compulsion . . . that drove five maddened murderers to destroy themselves? ... Or maybe just a cat.
The film moves confidently and swiftly along. Director
John includes enough shocks to hide the holes in the plot, and to keep it interesting. The cast do their jobs efficiently and entertainingly.
Shadow Warriors is a 1995 USA action Sci-Fi thriller by Lamar Card.
Starring Terry O'Quinn, Timothy Patrick Cavanaugh and Evan Lurie.
Heavily cut for a US MPAA R rating. Not released in the UK.
It began as an experiment. The ultimate bodyguard - half man, half machine - programmed to do anything.
Anything! Global Cybernetics, Inc. is making technological history. They can create a bio-mechanical, plasma-driven, Techno-Sapien - the best security system money can buy. But building one requires a human corpse. And when GCI's bodyguard, Taylor is
mysteriously gunned down, he becomes the company's 7.4 million dollar prototype, the "TS-4." At the "TS-4's" unveiling, worldwide demand is immediate. Driven by greed, company chairman, Dr. Connors secretly programs a new model to
hunt down other superior humans for Techno-Sapien mass production. His sinister plan is revealed when Security Council head, Barkeley, discovers a missing and dead, well-known athlete in an activation unit. Chairman Connors frantically sends his
Techno-Sapien on a killing spree to destroy the entire company. Barkeley and top programmer, Natalie, team up with the "TS-4" to find and terminate the doctor's ...
|3s ||88:01s ||1998 release by Joseph King |
Nuits rouges is a 1974 France / Italy crime mystery by Georges Franju.
Starring Gayle Hunnicutt, Jacques Champreux and Josephine Chaplin.
The 'A" rated UK cinema release in 1974 was shorter than French and
German versions but the reason is not yet clear.
Shadows in an Empty Room is a 1976 Italy / Canada / Panama crime mystery thriller by
Alberto De Martino (as Martin Herbert).
See Blazing Magnum
Shadows of Fiendish Ancestress and Occasionally Parajanov on Durian Cialis is a 2017 Singapore / Japan / Philippines romance by Tze Chuan Chew.
Banned Cinema Films: Shadows of Fiendish Ancestress
Banned International: Shadows of Fiendish Ancestress
Shaft in Africa is a 1973 USA action crime adventure by John Guillermin.
- O Shaft htypa stin Afriki
Starring Richard Roundtree, Frank Finlay and Vonetta McGee.
Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1972 cinema release. Uncut on home video. Uncut
and MPAA R rated in the US.
John Shaft is persuaded by threats of physical force, the promise of money, and the lure of a pretty tutor, to assume the identity of a native-speaking
itinerant worker in Africa. His job is to help break a racket that is smuggling immigrants into Europe then exploiting them. But the villains have heard that he is on his way.
The Shaming is a 1979 USA drama by Marvin J Chomsky
Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff
Shanghai 13 is a 1984 Taiwan / Hong Kong action film by Cheh Chang.
Starring Kuan Tai Chen, Sheng Chiang and Feng Lu.
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1987 VHS. Uncut for 15 rated 2015 DVD.
During the Sino-Japanese war, a Chinese patriot steals damning evidence that exposes traitorous intentions within the government. Planning to bring the evidence from Shanghai
to Hong Kong and break it to the public he becomes an assassination target.
||UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, injury detail after previous BBFC cuts waived:
|UK: Passed 18 after 9s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
- 1987 Ocean Shores VHS titled Shanghai 13
Shaolin is a 2011 Hong Kong/China action film by Benny Chan.
With Andy Lau, Nicholas Tse and Bingbing Fan.
Cut by the BBFC for horse trips
||UK: Passed 15 after 7s of BBFC cuts for:
- 2011 UK Showbox/Cine-Asia R2 DVD
The BBFC commented:
- Cuts were required to remove scenes of animal cruelty, in this case horses being tripped and made to fall dangerously.
See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com
1976 Hong Kong
action film by Chi-Hwa Chen.
see Shaolin Wooden Men
|1:42s ||85:15s ||1986 Hong Kong martial arts film by Win
Pao Tou (Film 2000) |
The BBFC cut the 1986 VPD video and the cuts carried through to the 2003 Film 2000 DVD.
- Fists of Shaolin
- Gwan Wong
|5:34s ||83:06s ||1978 Taiwan/Hong Kong martial arts film by Tso
Nam Lee. |
With Gai Lung Chang, Yi Chang and Ching Cheng.
Passed 18 after 5:34s cuts for:
- 2003 DVD.com/Vengeance/Showbox R2 DVD
- 1986 VPS VHS as Fists of Shaolin
The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
Massive cuts in 1986 as the BBFC totally banned the chain sticks of the title. The BBFC had relented on their chain sticks ban by 2003 but the previously cut version was re-submitted. One of the fight scenes ended up as a DVD extra though. See
pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com
US Amazon : White-haired villain
Watch closely as this
white-haired villain goes from school to school challenging and destroying anyone who knows stick fighting. This guy is really good with his stick/pole and it's very difficult for others to beat him. What is kind of bizarre about this one is that anyone
who knows stick fighting is his enemy. I like this flick so much that I transferred it to my PDA and watch it sometimes at work. Some of the stick fighting scenes will have you seriously cracking up. You will surely play a few of these scenes over and
The plot keeps you awake throughout! Definitely in my top 5%. You wont go wrong with this one at all.
Shaolin Soccer is a 2001 Hong Kong / China action comedy by Stephen Chow.
- Siu lam juk kau
- Shao lin zu qiu
Starring Stephen Chow, Wei Zhao and Yat-Fei Wong.
After a fateful mistake costing
his career, an ex-soccer player bum meets a shaolin kung fu student trying to spread the word of kung fu. The ex-soccer player helps reconcile with his five brothers, and teaches them soccer, adding shaolin kung fu as a twist.
- Shao Lin si
- Death Chamber
Shaolin Wooden Men is a 1976 Hong Kong action film by Chi-Hwa Chen.
- Shao Lin mu ren xiang
- Shaolin Chamber of Death
With Jackie Chan, Kam Chiang and Jang Lee Hwang.
Exists in 2 basic versions, the full length Hong Kong Version and a
shortened US Version, which was once further cut by the BBFC.
Full Length Hong Kong Version
Hong Kong Version
|run: ||107:23s |
|pal: ||103:05s ||UK: The full length version was passed 15
uncut for strong martial arts violence:
- 2020 88 Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon
- 2007 Contender/Hong Kong Legends R2 DVD
via UK Amazon
- 1986 Squarecape VHS titled Shaolin Chamber of Death
US: Uncut and PG-13 rated for:
Shortened US/French Version
|cut: || |
|run: ||97:49s |
|pal: ||93:54s ||UK: The shortened US version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
- 2002 Eastern Heroes R2 DVD titled Shaolin Chamber of Death
See article from dvdcompare.net .
version was shortened by 9 min 37 secs. Film starts off with a shot taken from the credits with a wooden man in the background and Shaolin Wooden Men is displayed in English. We now see the film begin from the monks walk towards the camera,
everything before this including the opening sequence is missing -- possibly cut due to the condition of the English dub.
details from movie-censorship.com
|cut: ||29s |
|run: ||96:23s |
|pal: ||92:32s |
|UK: The shortened US version was passed 15
after 29s of further BBFC cuts for:
- 1998 Paradox/Kiseki VHS titled Shaolin Wooden Men
The BBFC cuts were:
- To remove the use of chain sticks
Shareek is a 2015 musical music drama by Navaniat Singh.
Starring Jimmy Shergill, Mahie Gill and Mukul Dev.
BBFC category cuts were required for a 2015 12A rated cinema release
||136:41s ||UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence after 2:44s of BBFC category cuts for:
The BBFC commented:
- The company chose to reduce scenes of strong violence (removing sight of injury detail and blood spurts as characters are shot, stabbed and crushed) in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available to the company.
2: The Second One is a 2014 USA Sci-Fi horror thriller by Anthony C Ferrante.
The Extended Version noted on the cover seems to be in comparison with the TV Version. Presumably the Extended Version is in fact the standard version for
Sharky's Machine is a 1981 USA action crime thriller by Burt Reynolds.
Starring Burt Reynolds, Rachel Ward and Vittorio Gassman.
Cut by the BBFC for cinema and home video. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Tom Sharky is a narcotics cop in Atlanta who's demoted to vice after a botched bust. In
the depths of this lowly division, while investigating a high-dollar prostitution ring, Sharky stumbles across a mob murder with government ties, and responds by assembling his downtrodden fellow investigators (Sharky's "machine") to find the
leaders and bring them to justice before they kill off all his partners and witnesses, including Sharky himself.
|US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:
|116:30s ||UK: Passed 18 after 9s of BBFC cuts for:
UK: Passed X (18) after 9s of BBFC cuts for:
The BBFC cuts were:
- Footage of two assassins killing an informant using nunchucks has been removed.
- Some sights of the weapons has been left in along with the use of a butterfly knife. In particularly a butterfly knife was shown being given a twirl before a
finger severing. This submission predated the BBFC policy to cut all sights of such weapons.
Saying that, Lee reports:
In the UK video you can see the nunchucks in a few scenes plus the use of a butterfly knife left intact
Shatter is a 1974 UK / Hong Kong action drama by Michael Carreras and Monte Hellman (uncredited).
Starring Stuart Whitman, Lung Ti and Lily Li.
A co-production between Hammer and the Hong Kong Shaw Brothers was cut
by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1975. A uncut version is set for 2020 Blu-ray.
Shatter, an international hitman, is hiding out in Hong Kong after he
has completed a contract out on an African leader. Shatter soon finds out that everyone wants him dead, including the crime syndicate, the cops and the brother of the African leader he killed. Shatter teams up with a kung fu expert to try to get the
money that is owed to him. Various double crosses and fight scenes ensue.
|Shatter Dead is a 1994 US horror film by Scooter McCrae. |
With Stark Raven, Flora Fauna and Daniel 'Smalls' Johnson.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
Summary Review: Not Good
Depressing tale about a world of the undead and a woman's trek to get home to her boyfriend's house.
The story is about a girl trying to get back to her apartment, that's it.
There was some crappy gore and a xxx scene involving the female lead, her boyfriend and a pistol (a pellet handgun in reality). I threw away the DVD, just as I threw away my money when I bought it.
|81:11s ||UK: Passed 18
after 40s of BBFC cuts for very strong language and bloody violence for:
The BBFC commented:
- Cuts required to remove the sight of vaginal penetration with a hand gun
||UK: Passed 18 after 26s of BBFC cuts for:
The BBFC cuts were:
- Cuts have been made to a sex scene where a girl is explicitly penetrated with a gun barrel
She is a 1984 Italy action Sci-Fi fantasy by Avi Nesher.
Starring Sandahl Bergman, David Goss and Quin Kessler.
Cut by the BBFC for a 18 rated cinema release in 1984. The film was
released on 18 rated VHS the next year but it is not clear whether the cut version was used for video release. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in teh US
In a backward
post-apocalyptic world, She aids two brothers' quest to rescue their kidnapped sister. Along the way, they battle orgiastic werewolves, a psychic communist, a tutu-wearing giant, a mad scientist, and gladiators before standing against the odds to defeat
the evil Norks.
She Killed in Ecstasy is a 1971 West
Germany / Spain horror by Jesús Franco (as Frank Hollmann).
See Jess Franco Films: She Killed in Ecstasy
Sheba, Baby is a 1975 USA action crime thriller by William Girdler.
Starring Pam Grier, Austin Stoker and D'Urville Martin.
BBFC category cuts were required for AA 1975 rated cinema release. Uncut
for 15 rated 2016 Blu-ray/DVD. Unuct and MPAA PG rated in the US.
Sheba Shayne (Pam Grier) returns to her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky to help her father. A proud businessman, he
refuses to be intimidated by thugs attempting to run him out of business. While Sheba looks for the men (and the organization) supporting the thugs, she also finds a sinister motive behind their actions. Sheba's former flame Brick (Austin Stoker) adds
some muscle to her mission.
Sheena is a 1984 UK / USA fantasy adventure by John Guillermin.
- Sheena, reina de la selva
Starring Tanya Roberts, Ted Wass and Donovan Scott.
BBFC category cuts were required for a PG rated cinema release in 1983. The
cut were reversed for a 15 rated VHS release in 1986 but the BBFC still required a cut for a horse trip. Uncut and PG rated in the US.
Sheena's white parents are killed
while on Safari. She is raised by the mystical witch woman of an African tribe. When her foster mother is framed for the murder of a political leader, Sheena and a newsman, Vic Casey are forced to flee while pursued by the mercenaries hired by the real
killer, who hopes to assume power. Sheena's ability to talk to the animals and knowledge of jungle lore give them a chance against the high tech weapons of the mercenaries.
She'll Have To Go is a 1962 UK comedy by Robert Asher.
- Maid for Murder
- She'll Have to Go
Starring Bob Monkhouse, Alfred Marks and Hattie Jacques.
BBFC category cuts required for a 1962 cinema release. Probably the same
cut version has been released ever since
Brothers Francis and Douglas Oberon, find themselves cut off from the family fortune by their late grandmother's will. Their distant cousin
(once removed), maidservant Antoinette "Toni" Oberon, is the benefactor of the entire estate fortune and is arriving to view her new property. Facing being homeless, broke, and actually working for a living, the boys devise a plot to either marry Toni
(and share the fortune), or kill her off and claim the estate for themselves.
|UK: Probably the cut
cinema version was passed PG uncut for mild bad language, sexual innuendo, comic violence for:
UK: Passed U after category cuts for:
Shelley is a 2016 Denmark / Sweden horror drama by Ali Abbasi.
Starring Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Cosmina Stratan and Björn Andrésen.
Not cut by the BBFC cut the film raised issues. The BBFC commented:
Shelley, is a Danish horror film about a couple who are unable to have children and ask their maid to act as a surrogate. The Board viewed a scene in which the husband uses his fist to penetrate his wife. The scene depicts a
consensual sex act within a dramatic work. It is darkly lit and the fisting is achieved using special effects.
The Board considered the distinction between sex works whose primary purpose is to sexually arouse and works which
contain strong sex scenes as part of a wider narrative. Shelley is an example of the latter and the Board considered that in this context, fisting would not be considered contrary to the Obscene Publications Act and therefore an 18 uncut rating was
- Uno sceriffo extraterrestre - poco extra e molto terrestre
She's Funny That Way is a 2014
USA comedy drama by Peter Bogdanovich.
Originally rated R for some language. However the producers weren't impressed and immediately surrendered the R rating. So the film is unrated as of 1/8/15.
She's Too Hot to Handle is a 1977
US/Philippines action drama by Don Schain with Cheri Caffaro, Aharon Ipalé and Vic Diaz.
See Too Hot to Handle
|cut ||85:22s ||2008 UK thriller by Eran Creevy |
BBFC cut the 2009 cinema release and 2009 DVD/Blu-ray: Distributor chose to remove some aggressive and directed uses of very strong language ('cunt') in order to achieve a '15' classification. An '18' uncut was available to the
The BBFC explained further:
Shifty is an urban thriller set in the outskirts of London. After an absence of four years a young man returns to the area in which he was raised. He is alarmed to
discover that his best friend has become a drug dealer. The film was passed 15 for very strong language and hard drug use.
The BBFC Guidelines at 15 state that there may be frequent use of strong language
(e.g. fuck') but the strongest terms (e.g. 'cunt') will be acceptable only where justified by context. The former term is used extensively throughout the film and the latter on four occasions. The four uses of very strong language were considered to
be contextually justified and allowable at '15 in this case.
The Guidelines at 15 also allow drug taking to be shown but the film as a whole must not promote or encourage drug misuse. This film includes many
scenes of hard drug use and we see characters snorting cocaine and smoking crack pipes. There is also see a scene of implied heroin injection and several instances of reefer smoking. However, all the drug users in the film are depicted as wastrels and
the dangers of using Class A drugs are clearly spelt out.
Shifty also includes infrequent scenes of violence. These fall fairly and squarely within 15 classification category parameters, in which
violence may be strong but may not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury.
Shiner is a 2000 UK crime thriller by John Irvin.
Starring Michael Caine, Martin Landau and Frances Barber.
Passed 18 uncut by the BBFC and IFCO for cinema and DVD release in 2001.
There was also a cut 15 rated version for distribution with the Daily Mail.
Billy Simpson is a shady boxing promoter in South London banned from legitimate fights.
It's the biggest day of his life, though, because he has a champion on his hands, his twenty-year-old son, Eddie. Billy's put all of his money on a victory, as have his quarrelling daughters. But Eddie is nervous, an odd guy in a cap is hanging around,
the licensed promoter Billy has hired to arrange the evening's other fights has hired dogs, the manager of Eddie's opponent looks down scornfully on Billy and on south London, and Scotland Yard wants to put Billy in jail for the death of a club brawler.
When the night goes disastrously wrong, Billy tries to find out who double-crossed him.
|cut: ||30s |
|run: ||98:43s |
|pal: ||94:46s |
|sub: ||95:16s |
UK: Passed 15 for very strong language and strong violence after 30s of BBFC category cuts:
- 2007 The Communications Practice video
The BBFC commented:
Thanks to Ben. The distributors seem to specialise in promotional material rather than retail. In fact the 15 version restricted to a Daily Mail giveaway in the UK and Ireland
- Distributor chose to make cuts to violence, man having arm broken and man shot in the head, to achieve a 15 category. An uncut 18 category was available to the distributor.
Ireland: The cut UK version was also passed 15 for distribution with the Daily Mail in Ireland
|UK: Passed 18 uncut for coarse
language and strong bloody violence:
- Momentum Pictures R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on
- 2001 Momentum Pictures video
- 2001 cinema release
Ireland: Passed 18 uncut for cinema and home video.
The Shining is a 1980 UK/US horror film by Stanley Kubrick.
With Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall and Danny Lloyd.
Exists in a longer US version and a tighter International Version. The film and follow up VHS were 18 rated but the rating ws reduced to 15 for DVD, Summary Notes
Signing a contract,
Jack Torrance, a normal writer and former teacher agrees to take care of a hotel which has a long, violent past that puts everyone in the hotel in a nervous situation. While Jack slowly gets more violent and angry of his life, his son, Danny, tries to
use a special talent, the "Shining", to inform the people outside about whatever that is going on in the hotel.
|run: ||143:35s |
|pal: ||137:50s |
|UK: The longer US Version/Extended Version was
passed 15 uncut for strong violence, strong language for:
- 2020 Warner Bros 40th Anniversary Limited Edition [Extended US + International Versions] R0 4K Blu-ray/R0 Blu-ray Combo
at UK Amazon
- 2019 cinema release
- 2019 Warner
4K R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
- 2019 Warner Bros Limited Edition Film Collection R0
Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at UK Amazon
- 2016 Warner Premier
Collection R0 Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon
Ireland: The longer version was rated 15 for Strong Language, Strong Violence for:
Ireland: The longer version was rated 16 for strong psychological horror and strong violence. Strong language and one scene of strong nudity for:
US: The longer US Version is MPAA R Rated for:
Three days after the release of the film, Stanley Kubrick and Warner Bros. ordered all projectionists to cut about 2 minutes from the coda at the end of the film
international version seems to be the preferred version by most reviewers
|run: ||119:14s |
|pal: ||114:28s ||
||UK: The shorter International Version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, language for:
UK: The shorter International Version was passed 18/X uncut for:
- 2020 Warner Bros 40th Anniversary [Extended US + International Versions] R0 4K Blu-ray/R0 Blu-ray Combo
at UK Amazon
- 2018 Warner Bros R2 DVD
at UK Amazon
- 2017 cinema release
2008 Warner R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
2008 Warner R2 DVD at UK Amazon
- 2004 RNIB audio descriptive DVD
- 1986 Warner VHS
- 1980 cinema release
See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com :
When The Shining was ready for the export, Kubrick used the chance to change the movie a bit. The whole plot around Jack's alcohol problems and his physical brawl with Danny was deleted as well as the takeover of Danny's
imaginary friend. Kubrick said that Europeans were more smart than Americans and would not need the additional stuff to get used to the background of the story.
- La fille au sexe brillant
Shining Sex is a 1977 Italy / France / Belgium / Switzerland adult Sci-Fi thriller by Jesús Franco (as Dan L Simon).
Starring Lina Romay, Evelyne Scott and Monica Swinn.
Uncut and MPAA Unrated for US DVD and Blu-ray in 2020. Previously only
released as a shortened French version. Uncut and 18 rated in the UK for 2021 home vide with the BBFC noting that it contains strong real sex.
One of the most provocative
films of writer/director Jess Franco's career has been virtually impossible to experience in its complete and uncut form… until now. Lina Romay is at her most explicitly seductive as an exotic dancer whose body is inhabited by a being from another
dimension to explore desire, depravity and death, while Uncle Jess himself portrays a wheelchair-bound psychic obsessed with the paranormal. Shot on location in the seaside resort of La Grande Motte, Evelyne Scott (DEVIL'S KISS), Monica Swinn (BARBED
WIRE DOLLS) and Olivier Mathot (THE SADIST OF NOTRE DAME) co-star in this 1975 Eurociné production.
|UK: Passed 18 uncut
for strong real sex, nudity, sexualised violence:
- 2021 Screenbound Pictures video
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
Previously available only in a shortened French version or as a censor-fogged Japanese bootleg. Now scanned from the original negative for the first time ever anywhere.
Exists as a shortened French version |
|47s ||57:44s ||1997 release by Dave Roberts |
||1999 South Korea action film by Je-gyu Kang. With Suk-kyu Han, Min-sik Choi and Yunjin Kim.
The International Version was passed 18 uncut for:
- 2004 Tartan R2 DVD
- 2003 cinema release
There is also a Director's Cut that deletes the 53s of superfluous, if not nonsensical, scene
The Shiver of the Vampires is a 1971 France horror film by Jean Rollin.
- Shiver of the Vampires
- Le Frisson des Vampires
- Sex and the Vampire
- Strange Things Happen at Night
- The Terror of the Vampires
- Thrill of the Vampires
- Vampire Thrills
With Sandra Julien, Jean-Marie Durand and Jacques Robiolles.
A short version was released at UK cinemas but uncut on VHS and DVD. Uncut
and MPAA R rated in the US.
Summary Review: Visionary vampire film
A young honeymooning couple stop for the night at an ancient castle. Unbeknownst to them, the castle is home to a horde of
vampires, who have their own plans for the couple.
No one makes movies like Jean Rollin, and this is his masterpiece. Like most of his visions it seems to be about innocence and corruption, the attraction Evil has to Good, (and
vice versa,) and the discovery of beauty in the unlikeliest of places.
This movie is very sexy, very slow, very weird. The music, lighting, absurd dialogue, and slow pacing help create a more poetic and imagistic type of film than
we're used to here in the go-go States.
Shivers is a 1975 Canada Sci-Fi horror by David Cronenberg.
Starring Paul Hampton, Joe Silver and Lynn Lowry.
Not cut by the BBFC but there is an R rated cut version knocking around that last ended up on Arrow 2014 DVD and Blu-ray. This was later replaced with an uncut version
Initially reviled in its native land (some critics took exception to the fact the film was largely funded by the Canadian taxpayer), Shivers is an intensely claustrophobic, subversive masterpiece and an essential entry in the
oeuvre of one of the horror genre s most gifted auteurs. Some 40 years after its release, it still retains its power to shock.
Starliner Island is an idyllic community. Cut off from the rest of the world, the luxury apartment block affords its
occupants the chance to escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city. But this isolation is to prove fatal when a new breed of parasite a combination of aphrodisiac and venereal disease which arouses sexual aggression in its hosts is let loose in
the building, resulting in an orgy terror and mayhem.
|UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
Arrow previous screwed up and released the cut version in 2014.They later sorted out the error and hopefully this latest re-release is the uncut version.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
- 2003 Prism R2 DVD at UK Amazon
- 2001 Metrodome R2 DVD
- 1998 Polygram VHS
- 1996 Arrow VHS
- 1992 Video Gems VHS
- 1975 cinema release
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
|cut: ||~17s |
|run: ||89m |
|pal: ||85m ||UK: BBFC details not
published for a pre-cut version for:
US: This seems to be the cut US R rated version, cut to avoid an X rating. See article from
movie-censorship.com Cuts information
Thanks to GrindhouseDave and Jon who reported that the Arrow release is cut to violence in pivotal scenes. This seems
to be a version pre-cut for violence to the tune of about 17s.
thanks to GrindhouseDave. See example cut scene 1 and
cut scene 2 from vine.co. Furthermore the cuts are made obvious by jolts on the soundtrack.
It seems that
Cronenberg himself signed-off the pre-cut print without noticing the cuts. And Arrow didn't notice either at least before producing all the discs.
Arrow have made a statement on Facebook
We are currently looking into this issue and hope to have an update very soon. Just to clarify, our release of Shivers contains a new restoration personally supervised and approved by Director David Cronenberg and which was
produced by Tiff Cinematheque Quebec at Technicolor in 2013.
We are unsure as to the reasons why part of Shivers appears to have been shortened except that it doesn't appear to be the results of any conscious act of censorship, as
many similar scenes would have been removed as well if that were the case. It may have been Cronenberg's decision to excise this material due to damage to the original materials used, but at this point that's only speculation on our part.
Unlike Zombie Flesh Eaters, this isn't the result of an authoring or encoding error, as there is nothing technically wrong with our disc. Unlike many of our releases, we weren't in any way involved with the restoration of this film,
so we're having to direct our questions to those who oversaw it. Just to reiterate, we are making enquiries to all the parties involved and hope to have a definitive answer to this very soon.
|92:47s ||1977 Italy horror by Mario Bava. |
With Daria Nicolodi, John Steiner and David Colin Jr.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
- 2002 Hollywood R0 DVD titled Beyond the Door II at UK
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
||UK: The shortened version was passed 18 (X) without BBFC cuts for:
- 1985 Stablecane VHS titled Shock
- 1978 X rated cinema release titled Shock
Shortened with plot scenes deleted for brevity. See pictorial version details from
Shock and Awe is a 2017 USA thriller by Rob Reiner.
Starring Milla Jovovich, James Marsden and Jessica Biel.
Rated R for language including some sexual references.
NOTE: EDITED FOR RE-RATE. CONTENT IS DIFFERENT FROM R RATED VERSION BULLETIN #2475 (5/10/2017). ONLY THIS EDITED
VERSION IS RATED. NO CHANGE IN RATING OR RATING REASON.
A group of journalists covering George Bush's planned invasion of Iraq in 2003 are skeptical of the presidents claim that Saddam Hussein has
"weapons of mass destruction."
Shock Corridor is a 1963 USA mystery drama by Samuel Fuller.
Starring Peter Breck, Constance Towers and Gene Evans.
Banned by the BBFC for 1963 and 1966 cinema release. Passed X by the GLC for London screenings in 1969. Passed 15 uncut for VHS and DVD. Uncut in the US
Barrett, an ambitious journalist, is determined to win a Pulitzer Prize by solving a murder committed in a lunatic asylum and witnessed only by three inmates, from whom the police have been unable to extract the information. With the connivance of a
psychiatrist, and the reluctant help of his girlfriend, he succeeds in having himself declared insane and sent to the asylum. There he slowly tracks down and interviews the witnesses - but things are stranger than they seem ...
|95:56s ||UK: Passed 15
UK: Passed X (16) by the GLC for screening in Greater London (except for Essex and Berkshire) for
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
|| ||UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
- 1966 cinema release
- 1963 cinema release
From BBFC Case Study :
In his autobiography What the Censor Saw , former BBFC Secretary John Trevelyan stated that
If mental illness is treated seriously, it can be entirely acceptable as material for a film, but if treated sensationally I would find it totally unacceptable.
On 2 October 1963, writer-director-producer Samuel Fuller's
black and white crime thriller Shock Corridor was submitted to the BBFC for classification, and presented some familiar problems.
The BBFC Examiners notes described the film as a sensationalised picture of life in an American
asylum , and one examiner noted that Shock Corridor shocked us . Their concerns included Cathy's profession and appearance as a stripper (although the latter aspect is described as being rather tame'); the incest references; the murder
motive; a scene where Barrett encounters a ward full of 'nymphomaniacs ; a scene of electro-shock treatment; a nightmare sequence and a fight scene. Their report concluded We are satisfied that cutting would be impracticable and that a certificate
should be refused.
The film was then referred to the BBFC's Secretary, John Trevelyan. He viewed the film with two Examiners and the BBFC's President, and they agreed that this film should not be passed . As well as the
issues previously noted, they believed that the film presents a mental hospital in a light that would be considered objectionable in this country and that the film could not be cut to make it acceptable.
Trevelyan also had
concerns about Cathy's strip-tease, the suggestion that a sane person could fake insanity to get committed to a mental hospital, the suggestion that committal to a mental hospital could turn a sane person insane and its potentially harmful effect on mentally disturbed viewers
Trevelyan sent a rejection letter to the film's UK distributor, stating that The film portrays a picture of mental hospital life which is far removed from that in mental hospitals in this country, and which could well
cause grave concern to people who have friends and relatives with mental illness.
Shock Treatment is a 1964 USA mystery thriller by Denis Sanders
Starring Stuart Whitman,Carol Lynley,Roddy McDowall
Banned by the BBFC for cinema release in about 1964.
An actor hired to locate $1 million in stolen loot endures the rigors of an insane
|UK: Banned by the BBFC for::
See report [pdf] from ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk :
BBFC Director John Trevelyan spoke about the board's view on mental
illness. The BBFC policy led the examiners to pass films that treated mental illness seriously and reject those in which the depiction of mental hospitals and illness were unjustified and alarmist He highlighted Family Life(1971) as an
exemplar of the former, stating: If mental illness is treated seriously, as in Family Life by Ken Loach it can be entirely acceptable as material for a film, but if treated sensationally I would find it totally unacceptable.
|12:59s ||74:28s ||1975 Hong Kong/West German documentaryby
Emerson Fox |
This Shocking World is a 1963 Italy documentary by Gianni Proia.
Starring George Sanders, Alexander and Maria Ansaldi.
Cut by the BBFC for 1964 X rated cinema release. There is an MPAA Unrated
US release but teh version details are not clear.
A documentary highlighting some of the oddest, strangest and more grotesque examples of human behavior. Included are a
tour of the Grand Guignol theater in Paris, a man who sticks long needles through his body, footage of reindeer being castrated, and more footage of lesbians and strippers.
| || ||US: MPAA Unrated
- 2018 Severin/Something Weird [Ecco + The Forbidden] (RA) Blu-ray
- 2006 Image/Something Weird [Ecco + The Forbidden] R1 DVD
at US Amazon
The US version was re-edited with a new commentary, and with an Italian word for title, Ecco. To compensate in running time for deleted scenes, this release version incorporates scenes taken from, namely:
Reno (Nevada) housewives enjoying a male body-builders' stage competition with live music from an all-women music band; San Francisco (California) body-builder showgirl singing a cheesy song and ripping up a phone book; Los Angeles (California) Roller
Derby's women teams; Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) Mardi Gras Carnival; Nyeri (Kenya) photographic safari at the Nyeri Game Reserve; Nairobi (Kenya) Samburu people perform a traditional dance, and then join with tourists dancing the twist; Okayama (Japan)
young men Saidachi Festival.
compulsory BBFC cuts
|UK: Passed X (16) after compulsory BBFC
Shogun Assassin is a 1980 Japan/US action film by Robert Houston.
- Kosure Ookami: Sanzu no Kawa no Ubagurama
- Kozure Ohkmi 2
- Lone Wolf and Cub
- Baby Cart at the River Styx
With Tomisaburo Wakayama, Kayo Matsuo and Minoru Oki.
Cut by the BBFC for 1981 cinema release. The pre-cert video was seized by
the police during the video nasties moral panic but did not get listed as a video nasty. Passed 18 uncut by the BBFC since 1999. Uncut in the US.
Shogun Assassin is actually an amalgam of two 1972 films titled Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance
and Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx . The producer decided to join the best bits of these two films (using around 10 minutes of the first film as a pre-credits flashback sequence to introduce the characters).
: A great film
A great samurai warrior served his Shogun honorably. The Shogun however grew paranoid and sought to destroy all those who might stand to oppose his rule. He sent his ninja spies
to the samurai's home. The ninjas failed to kill the samurai, but did kill his beloved wife. From then on, the samurai swore to seek out the Shogun and avenge the death of his love. The samurai roams the countryside with his toddler son taking on
mercenary work for money until the final battle with the Shogun's three Masters of Death.
Shogun Assassin is a great film. Much "controversy" has arisen over the years regarding this film having been cobbled
together from two other films in the Lone Wolf series. I think that what has been achieved is an extremely entertaining, fast-paced piece of action. By eliminating non-essential story lines and including a voice over narration, the action moves at break
neck speed. The amount of blood spilled is so over the top as to be cartoonish, which only adds to the uniqueness of the movie.
Sholay is a 1975 India action musical comedy by Ramesh Sippy.
Starring Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar and Hema Malini.
All UK releases have been cut to obtain a PG rating. The film exists in several variant versions.
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Sholay means embers in Hindi.
In this particular movie, a Police Officer, who's family was killed by a bandit named Gabbar Singh, decides to fight fire with fire and recruits two convicts, Jai and Veeru to capture Gabbar. He approaches them in jail, puts the proposal in front of
them, and they agree to bring in Gabbar Singh alive - for a hefty price. After their discharge from jail, they travel by train to the village where the Police Officer lives - now with only his widowed daughter-in-law. The three band together to fight one
of the most elusive and dreaded bandits of all time. Will the two ex-cons be able to bring Gabbar alive to the Police Officer?
Shonibar Bikel is a 2019 Bangladesh / India /
Germany thriller by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki.
See Banned International: Shonibar Bikel
Shooter is a 2020 India action film by Inderjit Singh
See Banned International: Shooter
|1992 US action film by Patrick Allen. With Bolo Yeung,
Maryam d'Abo and William Zabka.
The MPAA Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut after BBFC cuts were waived for:
There is also US R rated version shorn of 40s of violence. See pictorial cuts details from
UK Amazon : Great martial arts film
This is a great martial
arts film. The main setting is the underground world of shootfigting, brutal cage fights with weapons where opponents fight to the death.
Entering this dangerous world are two good guys who are fighting for the money to
keep their karate school from closing down. These guys have been trained by the world undefeated champion bolo yeung who is hard as nails. The two guys get in over their heads and one quits while the other chooses to carry on. The scene is set for a show
down as bolo yeung and his disciple come to the rescue and fight with the bad guy from the karate kid movies.
This film takes all the good bits from your favourite martial arts films and turns them into a fresh faced
exciting new film. It has light hearted moments and some supriseingly good acting. No martial arts film collection is complete without it my copy sit between Fist of fury and Out for justice. Five stars...
|1:34s ||90:00s ||The MPAA Unrated Version was cut by 1:34s for
From pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com
- The sight of nunchukas was being routinely cut at the time of submission so 2 bouts where they are used have been curtailed
- A fighter puncturing another fighters chest and ripping out his heart is missing
- Another fighter's death is
missing where his throat is cut, he spews out blood and crumples into a bloody heap on the floor
- The fighter Shadow bites a large chunk of flesh from an opponent but this has been cut.
- The brutal fight where Shingo beats Lee is missing
kicks and blows to the head and Lee's arm being broken.
|33s ||86:31s ||1998 release martial arts by Paul Ziller |
Short Circuit 2 is a 1988 USA family comedy drama by Kenneth Johnson.
Starring Fisher Stevens and Michael McKean and Tim Blaney.
Cut by the BBFC for PG rated cinema release in 1988. Further cut for PG rated VHS in 1985 and 1989. Less cut for PG rated DVD in 2002. Uncut for 12 rated Blu-ray in 2021. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.
When Number Five is sent from Newton and Stephanie's ranch to the big city to help Ben with his electronics business, he finds that his robotic talents are wanted by city low-life who want to turn Number Five into
|UK: Passed 12 uncut for infrequent strong
language, moderate sex references:
US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
|cut: ||2s |
|run: ||110:13s |
|pal: ||105:48s ||UK: Passed PG after 2s of compulsory BBFC cuts: with one previous cut waived:
The BBFC commented:
- 2002 Columbia/Tri-Star R2 DVD
- Cuts required to remove two uses of strong language for PG in accordance with the BBFC policy of not classifying two video versions of the same work in different categories. The work was previously classified PG in 1995.
The nunchaku shot was restored for the 2002 DVD release though the swearing remained cut.
By this time the prohibition on the sight of nunchuka had been deleted and the film would usually have been allowed to be uncut at a higher rating. However
the BBFC had a shot lived policy in place at the time to not allow different versions to be released with different ratings. (The argument being that younger viewers may have decided to watch on the basis of marketing for a PG and may be shocked by the
inclusion of unexpected material at a higher rating). So for this reason a category cut became compulsory..
|cut: ||6s |
|run: ||110:13s |
|pal: ||105:48s ||UK: The cut cinema version passed PG after a further is BBFC cuts for:
- 1995 VCI VHS
- 1989 RCA/Columbia VHS
It seems that a second use of the word 'fucking' was identified though there is some debate as to whether the swearing may actually have been misheard or mistaken
The total BBFC for VHS were:
- to remove a shot of man holding nunchakus
- to edit 2 uses of the word 'fucking' for a PG certificate
|cut: ||5s |
|run: ||110:09s |
|pal: ||105:45s ||UK: Passed PG after 5s of BBFC cuts for:
The BBFC cuts were:
- to remove a shot of man holding nunchakus
- to edit 1 use of the word 'fucking' for a PG certificate
Shout at the Devil is a 1976 UK action adventure by Peter R Hunt.
With Lee Marvin, Roger Moore and Barbara Parkins.
The Original 143 minute version suffered BBFC category cuts for an A rated 1976 cinema release. Several shortened variants were released on home video shorn by about 30 minutes. The Original Version was released uncut in the US in 2013
and in the UK in 2015. Now 15 rated.
Set in East Africa in 1913 this big budget production depicts the world of colonial intrigues between Germany and England before the First
World War. A British aristocrat (Roger Moore) and a whiskey guzzling American entrepreneur (Lee Marvin) team up together in East Africa for action and intrigue under the watchful eyes of a German Commissioner. As they set off to destroy a German
battle-cruiser awaiting repairs just off Zanzibar, the two adventurers encounter man-eating crocodiles, air and sea battles, big game hunting, natives on the rampage and a ticking time-bomb for good measure. A true full-blooded Boy s Own adventuring
starring two great actors at the top of their form and with screenplay by the great Wilbur Smith plus an acclaimed soundtrack by Maurice Jarre, and directed by Bond veteran Peter R. Hunt, (Goldfinger, Dr No).
Show Dogs is a 2018 USA comedy by Raja Gosnell.
Starring Stanley Tucci, Natasha Lyonne and Will Arnett.
Originally uncut and PG rated in the UK and US but the US producers responded to complaints and cut the film just before release. The UK distributors opted to keep with the uncut version.
Max, a macho, solitary Rottweiler police dog is ordered to go undercover as a primped show dog in a prestigious Dog Show, along with his human partner, to avert a disaster from happening.
|UK: Passed PG uncut for mild bad language, rude humour, violence for:
The BBFC commented:
Rude humour includes a dog breaking wind underwater, and a recurring joke about a dog's discomfort at having its private parts inspected by competition judges.
The BBFC further
commented in its annual report covering 2018:
A police Rottweiler goes undercover at a dog show. As part of the operation he is required to let the judges inspect his genitals in a manner that is not uncommon in dog shows.
The character is reluctant but is encouraged to go to his happy place to get through the experience.
Thirty-one people wrote in to us echoing claims made in blogs that the scene might lower children's resistance to predators who
wish to inappropriately touch them.
However, the scene is comic, innocent and non-sexual in nature and occurs within the fantastical context of a film about anthropomorphised canines.
In a similar vein to
Peter Rabbit the complaints regarding Show Dogs predominantly stopped once the film had been released in cinemas.
Ireland: Passed PG uncut for Mild violence, language and rude humour.
IFCO received 8 viewer
complaints about its PG rating (a third of the total for 2018).
The complaints related to a scene cut from the film in the US but retained in the version in Irish cinemas. A talking rottweiler called Max is advised to go to his happy place while
having his genitals examined.
Assistant film classifier David Power responded that IFCO's classifiers didn't ascribe any hidden meaning or subtext to the scenes.
US: Originally uncut and rated PG for suggestive and rude
humor, language and some action but was eventually cut shortly before release.
|US: Cut and MPAA PG rated for suggestive and rude humor, language and some action. for
- 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment R Blu-ray
- 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment R1 DVD
International: Netflix opted to stream the cut US version.
The film was cut for US theatrical release after complaints about a scene where the undercover dog has to get used to his privates being prodded by show judges
campaigners described the cuts. See article from melindatankardreist.com :
The film tells the story of a police dog going undercover at a dog show. There are reportedly several scenes in which the dog, Max, has to have his genitals inspected. When he is uncomfortable and wants to stop he is told to go to a
zen place. When he submits and allows his genitals to be touched, he is rewarded by advancing to the next level of the show.
In response to the global backlash, the production company withdrew the film, promising to re-cut it to
remove the scenes in question. The film has been re-released, however the scenes remain, with only the encouragement to go to a zen place (essentially, to dissociate) being removed. The meaning remains intact, that unwanted sexual touching is to be
endured and may be rewarded.
Showdown is a 1993 USA action film by Robert Radler.
Starring Billy Blanks, Kenn Scott and Christine Taylor.
Originally released uncut and MPAA R rated but this was cut in the UK for
an 18 rating for 1994 VHS. There is also a cut PG-13 rated version in the US.
Ken has just moved from Kansas with his mother. He talks to a girl named Julie, not knowing
that her boyfriend Tom is very possessive of her. Tom is learning karate from Lee, a sensei whose brother was killed by a rookie cop named Billy. Billy has since then become the janitor of the school that Ken, Julie and Tom go to. When Ken gets beaten up
by Tom for talking to Julie again, Billy helps Ken by teaching him how to defend himself, which eventually leads to a battle between student vs. student, and sensei vs. sensei.
Showdown in Little Tokyo is a 1991 USA action crime comedy by Mark L Lester.
Starring Dolph Lundgren, Brandon Lee and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa.
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1982 VHS and 2001 DVD. In the US the R rated version is cut. Mainland European versions are uncut.
Detective Chris Kenner was orphaned as a child as his father was in the service and was killed and lived in Japan. Now he is on the trail of ruthless Yakuza leader named Yoshido, who helped establish a small Japanese area
in Los Angeles and is now running a drug ring disguised as a brewery. However, Kenner must team up with a Japanese-American detective named Johnny Murata, and he also must protect a witness named Minako who would testify against Yoshido. But what Kenner
will soon discover that he will be in a lot more than what he bargained for.
Showgirls is a 1995 France/USA drama by Paul Verhoeven.
With Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle MacLachlan and Gina Gershon.
The US NC-17 rated version is uncut. The BBFC cut the cinema release and made further cuts for VHS and DVD. The BBFC waived the cuts for 2017 DVD and Blu-ray. There is also a cut US R rated version.
: A Cult Classic
Showgirls is an excellent cult film. Its filled with terrible dialogue delivered by actors in performances that they'd surely rather forget. Paul Verhoeven - usually a top
notch director - fails spectacularly with his fourteenth film and the script by Joe Eszterhas is laughable.
It stars Elizabeth Berkley as Nomi Malone (She's alone in the world, get the joke?), an ambitious young woman who has dreams of becoming a
famous dancer in Las Vegas. Berkley's performance is something else. She smiles, she pouts, she shouts, she screams, she gyrates, she vomits, and often all of the above in the same scene.
But you will never be more entertained in your life. It is
hilarious, outrageous, ridiculous, completely unrealistic, shallow, stupid and ultimately a misunderstood masterpiece of everyone involved in the production doing everything wrong in perfect synchronicity.
piece of trash.
|125:51s ||UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex, sexual violence with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
Netherlands: Uncut for:
US: Uncut and MPAA NC-17 rated for:
| ||US: Cut by 81s for an R rated version. |
From cuts details on
- Edits to the pool scene
- Removed Molly's punch in the face
- Removed some of Molly's rape
- Removed much of Nomi's lap dance.
||125:25s ||UK: Passed 18 after a further 4s of BBFC cuts now totalling 17s for:
- 2003 Pathe R2 DVD
- 2000 Pathe VHS
- 1997 Guild VHS
Cuts justified by the BBFC as follows:
More problematic was Showgirls, an expose of the seamy side of Las Vegas, with a prurient emphasis on exploitative nudity, which was not only the subject of the film but its main
selling point. In such a context, the sadistic gang rape of the only wholly sympathetic character in the film seemed unnecessarily extended and sensationalised. The rape was trimmed for cinema, and trimmed further for video, since the price of the rape
could be adequately conveyed by the sight of the battered and bleeding victim.
See pictorial cuts details from
movie-censorship.com. The cuts are all in the scene where Carver and friends rape Molly as mentioned above:
- Carver slapping and punching Molly just before we see Molly being pushed back on the bed.
- Carver slapping Molly's rear, then a second man starting to rape her
- Then shots of Carver and 2 friends abusing Molly
- A final shot of
Molly grimacing from the continuing torment.
|UK: Passed 18 after 13s of BBFC cuts for:
Shrek 2 is a 2004 USA children's animation comedy by Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury...
Starring Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz.
BBFC category cuts were required for a U rated release for cinema and home
video. Uncut in the US with an MPAA PG rating.
Shrek has rescued Princess Fiona, got married, and now is time to meet the parents. Shrek, Fiona, and Donkey set off to Far, Far Away to
meet Fiona's mother and father. But not everyone is happy. Shrek and the King find it hard to get along, and there's tension in the marriage. It's not just the family who are unhappy. Prince Charming returns from a failed attempt at rescuing Fiona, and
works alongside his mother, the Fairy Godmother, to try and find a way to get Shrek away from Fiona.
|US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
||88:34s ||UK: Passed U for mild language and comic fight scenes after BBFC advised category cuts were implemented for:
- 2013 cinema release
- 2010 Universal Blu-ray
- 2004 Universal DVD
- 2004 cinema release
The BBFC suggested the cut for the 2004 cinema release and 2004 Universal DVD/Blu-ray:
During post-production, the distributor sought and was given advice on how to secure a U classification. As a result of this advice, sight of a headbutt by Princess Fiona was removed prior to submission. The submitted
work was passed U without cuts.
From the BBFC Annual Report 2004:
On BBFC advice the distributors removed a vigorous headbutt delivered by Princess Fiona to the smarmy Prince Charming as a reward for a plot to make her fall for him and desert Shrek. This was no mild bump, but a
fighting technique in full close-up, arguably made worse by the fact that the recipient is the focus of all eyes as Prince Charming and the audience are expecting a romantic kiss.
It has also been reported that the UK customised soundtrack featuring UK actors also dropped a reference to the crusades over religious sensitivity. A line of dialogue from John Cleese's King about his old crusade wound playing up was replaced with a
reference to an old hunting wound
| ||Israel: Briefly banned in 2004 |
The film was banned briefly in
2004. The Hebrew dub featured a joke about Israeli singer David D'Or's high voice. in which one character threatens to castrate another by saying Let's do a David D'or on him. This remark prompted the artist to take legal action, saying: This film
intends to present me, in perpetuity, as a eunuch, a man with no testicles. It turns me into a laughing stock. The Tel Aviv District Court ordered Shrek 2 to be withdrawn until the remark could be edited out.
||2007 Ireland/Denmark/UK by Paddy Breathnach |
The Extended version was passed 18 uncut for the 2008 Sony DVD/Blu-ray
See pictorial version details
The uncut region 2 DVD is available at
The uncut UK Blu-ray is available at
UK Amazon : Not especially scary
If I deeply analysed
this film I could probably highlight more flaws than good points but at its heart Shrooms is enjoyable, deserves credit for endeavouring to put a new(ish) slant on a well trodden genre, locations and acting are good and it has a very good ending.
This is one of those films that may well be viewed more favourably the second time around as I did spend some of the film wondering whether or not I liked it which is never a good thing; but it gets better as it goes on,
intensifies in the second half of the film and for me ended on a strong note.
The violent scenes are almost solely viewed via the hazy drug induced hallucinations of one of the cast, not always effectively it must be added
and in a lot of ways it is difficult to see why this was rated as an 18 cert. Presumably this was on the basis of the drug taking premise of the film. Not an awful amount of gore is seen, it is quite understated maybe a tad too much; there are some
incidences of misplaced humour inserted as well and it has to be said Shrooms is not especially scary.
||80:43s ||The BBFC passed the Theatrical Version 18 uncut for the 2007 cinema release and subsequent Buena
Vista DVD |
Mangal Zyada Saavdhan is a 2020 India gay comedy by Hitesh Kewalya.
See Banned International: Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan
Shuddh Desi Romance is a 2013 India comedy
romance by Maneesh Sharma.
With Sushant Singh Rajput, Parineeti Chopra and Rishi Kapoor.
Cut by the BBFC for a 12/12A rating
A story about the hair-raising minefield between love, attraction and commitment.
||126:20s ||UK: Passed 12A/12 for moderate sex after 13:38s of BBFC category cuts for:
- 2013 Yash Raj Films International video
- 2013 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
- The distributor chose to remove uses of strong language ('bhainchod') in order to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available to the distributor.
|40s ||48:25s ||1997 release horror by Junji Nishimura