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A Nightmare on Elm Street...

The 2020 A Nightmare on Elm Street Collection Blu-ray includes the uncut version of the original


Link Here19th October 2020
A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 1984 US horror film by Wes Craven.
With Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp and Robert Englund. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb

The film was uncut for UK cinema release and VHS but the cut US Theatrical version is the only one available on UK/US DVD.

Now Jon reports that the 2020 R0 Blu-ray 7 Film Collection includes the uncut version of the original film. Jon comments:

The scene where Tina's corpse is seen hitting the bed, and the resultant splash of blood all over her boyfriend Rod, is shown intact and complete.

And, during Glen's death (Johnny Depp), the huge geyser of blood spurting up and hitting the ceiling, is also shown in full.

The BBFC database does not contain any submissions for a Blu-ray so presumably the Blu-ray release re-uses the 18 rating of the uncut VHS releases.

Nightmare on Elm Street 5 is a 1989 US horror by Stephen Hopkins.
With Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox and Kelly Jo Minter. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

The Theatrical Version was cut for an R rating. Europe got the uncut version for cinema and VHS but all DVDs and Blu-rays have been the cut Theatrical Version.

Jon comments about the 2020 Blu-ray Collection:

Some of the previously cut material has been reinstated (the death of the motorcyclist at the 38m as Freddy consumes his bike and body), but other stuff is still the R-rated version (Greta being force-fed is still cut heavily).

 

 

Rocky II uprated to 12A by the BBFC...

Perhaps as inevitable as a last gasp comeback to win a great victory against all the odds


Link Here18th September 2020

Rocky 2 is a 1979 USA sport drama by Sylvester Stallone.
Starring Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire and Burt Young. BBFC link IMDb

Rocky Balboa is enjoying life. He has a lovely wife, Adrian, had a successful fight with Apollo Creed and is able to enjoy the money he earned from the fight and a new endorsement deal. Unfortunately, Rocky becomes embarrassed when failing to complete an advert and ends up working in a meat packing company. He believes that he will no longer have a career as a boxer. Apollo wants to rematch with Rocky to prove all his critics wrong that he can beat Rocky. Can Rocky once again have a successful fight?

Rocky was originally 'A' rated by the BBFC for 1979 cinema release and PG rated for home video until 2001.

Now it has just been uprated to 12A uncut for moderate violence for 2020 cinema release.
 

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Cutting Edge Season Six...

The latest season of the video series which details notable censor cuts is starting soon... and we're taking requests


Link Here25th August 2020

Gavin Salkeld's excellent video series, that details censor cuts from around the world, is set to start its 6th season.

And this time round we are taking requests. So if there's a movie out there that you would like covered, get on over to the cuttingedgeseries Facebook Page to join the debate.

The series runs on YouTube, so ironically modern media censorship rules may restrict the scope for choice in highlighting the censorship of traditional media.

And if you have forgotten what films we've already covered, here's a reminder:


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