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News Sunday 27th December...

Poster Chaperone 2018 Michael Engler
BBFC Daily
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Latest classification decisions

News Thursday 24th December...

Poster One Night in Miami 2020 Regina King
BBFC Daily
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Latest classification decisions
Poster Dara Iz Jasenovca 2020 Predrag Antonijevic
MPAA Weekly
Weekly US Ratings from the MPA
Latest ratings
The Curse of Frankenstein Blu-ray
Hammer Films
The Curse of Frankenstein
1957 UK horror by Terence Fisher, once cut by the BBFC, the restored version just released on US Blu-ray

 

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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Comparing European Classifications:

See comparisons from kijkwijzer.nl
 

 

BBFC Podcast

 
December 2020 Podcast 105 2020 in Review
November 2020 Podcast 104 Films for Diwali
October 2020 Podcast 103 Horror at PG
May 2020 Podcast 102 Classifying WWII Films
April 2020 Podcast 101 Trolls 2, The Invisible Man
Jan 2020 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 Monday 21st December...

Pacific Heights Blu-ray
Movies
Diary: Monstrous
January 2021 on Horror Channel
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BBFC Daily
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Latest classification decisions
Vigilante 4K Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Vigilante
1982 USA action crime thriller by William Lustig, once cut for an MPAA R rating, just released on US Blu-ray/DVD Combo
Wicked City and Demon City Shinjuku - Double Feature Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Wicked City
1987 Japan anime horror previously cut but now released uncut on DVD and Blu-ray

News Friday 18th December...

Tenet Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Tenet
2020 UK / USA action Sci-Fi thriller by Christopher Nolan just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD with cuts for a 12 rating
Crash Limited Edition Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Crash
1996 Canada / UK drama by David Cronenberg, once famously banned by Westminster Council, just released on UK Blu-ray

News Wednesday 16th December...

Poster Dr Birds Advice For Sad Poets 2021 Yaniv Raz
MPAA Weekly
Weekly US Ratings from the MPA
Latest ratings
The Godfather Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
The Godfather Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone
1990 USA crime drama by Francis Ford Coppola just released on UK Blu-ray in a significantly different new version
Cinema Paradiso 4K Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Cinema Paradiso
1988 Italy / France drama by Giuseppe Tornatore just released on US Blu-ray/DVD Combo with 2 versions
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BBFC News
Unaccountably naff
The BBFC claims that it has fixed bugs leading to old cuts and bans being censored from its website...BUT...old cuts and bans still seem to be missing

News Tuesday 15th December...

Cinema Paradiso 4K Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Cinema Paradiso
1988 Italy / France drama by Giuseppe Tornatore just released on UK Blu-ray/DVD Combo with 2 versions
2001: A Space Odyssey Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
2001: A Space Odyssey
1968 UK / USA Sci-Fi adventure by Stanley Kubrick, once longer, just released on UK Blu-ray

News Tuesday 15th December...

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BBFC News
Unconscious bias
The BBFC proposes to replace its appeal board by children's campaigners

News Sunday 13th December...

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Cuts and Bans
Demons 1and2 Limited Edition
double bill by Lamberto Bava, with the original once cut by the BBFC, set for UK 4K Blu-ray release on 22nd February 2021
Seven Women for Satan Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Seven Women for Satan
1976 France horror by Michel Lemoine, once heavily cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray
THX 1138 Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
THX 1138
1971 USA Sci-Fi thriller by George Lucas just released on UK Blu-ray/DVD Combo in the Director's Cut
Tin Drum Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Tin Drum
1979 West German film by Volker Schlondorff set for uncut UK Blu-ray release on 18th January 2021
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BBFC News
Updated: Spelling test
The BBFC decides to spell the word 'nigger' with asterisks in its content reports and whether to update strong language policy in general



 


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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 exposť (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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