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News Monday 27th June...

Poster Faya Dayi 2021 Jessica Beshir
BBFC Daily
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
L'argent, Theo And The Metamorphosis
Blood of the Vampire Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Blood of the Vampire
1958 UK Sci-Fi horror by Henry Cass just released on UK Blu-ray

News Sunday 26th June...

Top Gun - DVD
Cuts and Bans
Top Gun
The original film is unexpectedly cut on UK 4K Blu-ray
Poster Black Phone 2022 Scott Derrickson
BBFC Daily
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Latest classification decisions
High Crime DVD
Cuts and Bans
High Crime
1973 Italy/Spain/France film by Enzo G Castellari, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD

 

Censor Cuts Index

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The British Board of Film Classifications are the state designated censors of all video media sold in the UK.

The BBFC are also the cinema censors, but in this capacity, the ultimate decision rests with local councils. BBFC certificates though are generally accepted by the local authorities.

In recent years the BBFC has done a very good in making their decisions accessible to all.
See www.bbfc.co.uk

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webmaster@melonfarmers.com

Comparing European Classifications:

See comparisons from kijkwijzer.nl
 

 

BBFC Podcast

 
2022
 
Podcast 110 Dark superhero films, May
 
2021
 
Podcast 109 Discriminatory terms
Podcast 108 The movie: Censor
Podcast 107 Suggestions for families
Podcas106 Int. Women's Day
 
2020
 
Podcast 105 2020 in Review
Podcast 104 Films for Diwali
Podcast 103 Horror at PG
Podcast 102 Classifying WWII Films
Podcast 101 Trolls 2, The Invisible Man
Podcast 100 Chat with Mark Kermode
 
2019
 
Podcast 99 18
Podcast 98 15
Podcast 97 12/12A
Podcast 96 PG
Podcast 95 U
Podcast 94 Rom Coms
Podcast 93 Revision for Medias Studies
Podcast 92 International Women's Day
Podcast 91 New guidelines
Podcast 90 Awards Season
 
BBFC Podcast Previous Episodes
 
 
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List of Cuts : Hammer Horror
List of Cuts : Friday the 13th Films
List of Cuts : Texas Chainsaw Films
List of Cuts : Halloween Films
List of Cuts : Exorcist Films
List of Cuts : Ilsa Films
List of Cuts : Nightmare on Elm Street Films
List of Cuts : Saw Films
List of Cuts : Blasphemy
 
Detailed Cuts: A Serbian Film
Detailed Cuts: The Expendables
List : Hardcore 18s
 
List of Cuts:  James Bond Films
Detailed Cuts: Die Another Day
Detailed Cuts: GoldenEye
Detailed Cuts: Licence to Kill
Detailed Cuts: Tomorrow Never Dies
 

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Cutting Edge: Total Recall

Cutting Edge: Mrs. Doubtfire


Cutting Edge Season 5
 
61: Total Recall 29th February 2020
60: Mrs. Doubtfire 30th November 2019
59: Wolf Creek 2 31st October 2019
58: Monster's Ball 30th September 2019
57: Willow 31st August 2019
56: The  Equalizer 2 31st July 2019

Cutting Edge Season 4 2018
 
55: The Jaws Films
54: Manhunt Special Edition
53: Scarface
52: Romy & Michele's High School Reunion
51: Lawless
50: Rambo III

Cutting Edge Season 3 2017
 
49: The Exorcist
48: Last House on the Left
47: Ace Ventura 2
46: Enter the Dragon
45: The Angels' Share
44: Spider-Man Films and 12A
43: 2 Fast 2 Furious
 
Cutting Edge Previous Episodes
 
Cutting Edge Quick Trims
 
40 Edward Scissorhands August 2018
39 A Bridge Too Far June 2018
38 The Saint March 2018
37 Moonwalker February 2018
 
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News Thursday 23rd June...

Poster Gabby Giffords Wont Back Down 2022 Julie Cohen Betsy West
MPAA Weekly
Weekly US Ratings from the MPA
Latest ratings
Poster Cha Cha Real Smooth 2022 Cooper Raiff
BBFC Daily
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 AD, Good Luck To You, Leo Grande, Lightyear
Lawrence of Arabia: 60th Anniversary 4K Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Lawrence of Arabia: 60th Anniversary
1962 UK film by David Lean, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US 4K Blu-ray
The Killer Elite Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
The Killer Elite
1975 USA action crime thriller by Sam Peckinpah, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray
Great Freedom Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Great Freedom
2021 Austria/Germany gay drama by Sebastian Meise just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD with an 18 rating and real sex

News Tuesday 21st June...

Pleasure DVD
BBFC Daily
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Pleasure, Fulchi Talks, Dashcam

News Tuesday 21st June...

living dead manchester 2022 poster
Cuts and Bans
The Living Dead At Manchester Morgue
1974 Spain/Italy horror by Jorge Grau, once cut in the US and UK, just released on US Blu-ray
The Mechanic Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
The Mechanic
1972 US film by Michael Winner, once cut in the UK, just released on US Blu-ray
The Perfect David DVD
Cuts and Bans
The Perfect David
2021 Argentina/Uruguay gay drama by Felipe Gomez Aparicio just released on 18 rated UK DVD with the BBFC noting real sex

News Friday 17th June...

I Spit on Your Grave: 3-Disc 4K Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
I Spit on Your Grave
The British Board of Film Censors continues its cuts for the 1978 US video nasty by Meir Zarchi set for UK 4K Blu-ray release on on 26th September 2022
The Face of Fu Manchu Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
The Face of Fu Manchu
1965 UK / West Germany action crime thriller by Don Sharp, once cut for a BBFC U rating, just released on UK Blu-ray
FleshEater 4K Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
FleshEater
1988 USA horror by S William Hinzman, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US 4K Blu-ray

News Friday 17th June...

Poster Lady of Heaven 2021 Eli King
Banned News
Updated: The Lady of Heaven
Film withdrawn from many cinemas after religious protests

News Wednesday 15th June...

Death Wish II 4K Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Death Wish II
1982 US vigilante film by Michael Winner, still cut in the UK, just released uncut on US 4K Blu-ray
The Brides of Fu Manchu Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
The Brides of Fu Manchu
1966 UK / West Germany crime adventure by Don Sharp, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray
The Blood of Fu Manchu Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
The Blood of Fu Manchu
1968 Spain / West Germany / UK / USA crime adventure by Jesús Franco, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray
Poster Lightyear 2022 Angus Maclane
Banned News
Lightyears behind
Many muslim countries won't be screening the new children's cartoon Lightyear

News Sunday 12th June...

A Fistful of Dollars 4K Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
A Fistful of Dollars
1964 Italy/Spain/West Germany action western drama by Sergio Leone, once cut in the US and UK, just released on US 4K Blu-ray



 


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Policy at the BBFC: News and updates
BBFC Classification for mobile internet (BBFC page)
The legalisation of R18 hardcore porn (1997-2000)
BBFC reviewed against This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)
Dare Devils at the BBFC by Rob Stone (2006)
Appeal against BBFC cuts to Last House on the Left (2002)
The Professionals: BBFC hassle re lock picking (2002)
Snuff Movies: The Making of an urban legend (1999)
Examiner Richard Falcon:  Censorship of horror in 1995
European Court: 1996 blasphemy ban of Visions of Ecstasy
 


 
David Cooke BBFC Director 2004 - 2016
Robin Duval BBFC Director 1999-2004
James Ferman BBFC Director 1974-1999
Quentin Thomas BBFC President 2002-2012
Andreas Whittam Smith BBFC President 1997-2002
John Taylor BBFC Vice President 1998-2008
Rating Games for a Living Interview with Sue Clark (2008)
Jan Chambers Retired BBFC examiner exposé (2002)
Jim Barratt BBFC examiner: post-Ferman changes (1999)
Confessions of a Censor by Ros Hodgkiss, film examiner
Sinful Days in Soho by Maggie Mills,  film examiner
Monster Love Carol Topolski tells of being a film examiner
 

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