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News Friday 23rd December...

Poster Broker 2022 Hirokazu Koreeda
BBFC Daily
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Dawn Breaks Behind The Eyes
High Plains Drifter 4K Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
High Plains Drifter
1973 USA western by Clint Eastwood, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US 4K Blu-ray
Poster Born To Fly 2022 Liu Xiaoshi
Chinese Top Gun film delayed for inferior flying prowess as shown in Top Gun Maverick

News Monday 19th December...

Poster Wife and Her House Husband 2022 Marcus Markou
BBFC Daily
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Poster Avatar the Way of Water 2022 James Cameron
MPAA Weekly
Weekly US Ratings from the MPA
Latest ratings
Vampire Circus - 50th Anniversary Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Vampire Circus
1972 UK horror by Robert Young, cut by the BBFC in 1972, just released on UK 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.

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News Wednesday 14th December...

Reservoir Dogs 4K Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Reservoir Dogs
1992 USA crime thriller by Quentin Tarantino, once informally banned in the UK, just released on UK 4K Blu-ray

News Monday 12th December...

The Valachi Papers Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
The Valachi Papers
1972 Italy / France crime drama by Terence Young, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray

News Friday 9th December...

Poster 5d Love 2021 Malachi Johnson
MPAA Weekly
Weekly US Ratings from the MPA
Latest ratings
Walking the Edge Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Walking the Edge
1985 US action drama by Norbert Meisel, previously cut by the BBFC, set for uncut UK Blu-ray release on 6th March 2023 updated with BBFC cuts list
Reservoir Dogs 4K Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Reservoir Dogs
1992 USA crime thriller by Quentin Tarantino, once held back by the BBFC, just released on US 4K Blu-ray

News Wednesday 7th December...

The Nun and The Devil Le Monache Di Sant'arcangelo / 1973 Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
The Nun and The Devil
1973 Italy / France drama by Domenico Paolella, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US 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 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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