1978 Italian video nasty by Sergio Martino again cut by the BBFC for animal cruelty
8th February 2018
Mountain of the Cannibal God is a 1978 Italian adventure by Sergio Martino
With Ursula Andress and Stacey Keach.
UK: The Extended Version was assed 18 for strong violence, gore, sex after 2:01s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
2018 Argent Films/Shameless video
The BBFC commented:
Compulsory cuts required to remove six sequences of animal cruelty in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy.
Censorship History and versions
All UK releases have been cut for animal cruelty. The film was banned as a video nasty in 1983. There is an uncut extended version released in the US. This Extended Version was passed 18 for 2018 video but was still cut for animal cruelty.
The Extended Version features 4 minutes of previously unseen rape, bestiality and masturbation scenes. It also restores the explicit castration scene to the movie. This extra material is said to have been taken from the director's private
Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1982 cinema release. Famously banned as a video nasty with the distributor being jailed. A cut US R rated version was released in the UK for an 18 rated 2002 DVD. In the US the Unrated version is uncut.
The promotional material for this release has been updated to note that the forthcoming release will be the uncut 99 minute version. But saying that, this version has not yet appeared in the BBFC database.
The Code Red DVD and BD on which this release is based is uncut for gore but has been truncated the scene where a young boy finds a dead girls body in an abandoned house and is subsequently grabbed from behind by the killer. Instead it cuts just
as you see the shadow moving behind then you hear him scream off camera.
Thanks to Braintree. Some of those missing seconds have been restored by 88 Films, but not quite all of them.
This scene is on the old Dutch VHS, but that version misses some dialogue out from elsewhere. So, a truly complete version of the uncut print is difficult to find.
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