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News Tuesday 24th March...

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The Dawn, Dreamland
The Loners + Dragon Vs Needles Of Death Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
The Loners + Dragon Vs Needles Of Death
1972 USA action drama by Sutton Roley, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray

News Monday 23rd March...

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Rating from home
The BBFC closes its office
Poster Hotel Belgrade 2020 Konstantin Statskiy
BBFC Daily
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Fantasy Island, Screamers
Force 10 from Navarone Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Force 10 from Navarone
1978 UK / USA action war drama by Guy Hamilton, once cut for an 'A" rated cinema release, 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.

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News Sunday 22nd March...

Poster It Must Be Heaven 2019 Elia Suleiman
BBFC Daily
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Long Day's Journey Into Night DVDBlu-rayCombo
Cuts and Bans
Long Day's Journey Into Night
1962 USA drama by Sidney Lumet, once cut for a BBFC 'A" rating, just released on UK Blu-ray/DVD Combo

News Saturday 21st March...

Poster Above Suspicion 2019 Phillip Noyce
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Weekly US Ratings from the MPAA
Latest ratings
Poster Joseph 2020 Marcia Weekes
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Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Lost Girls
Cannibal Apocalypse - aka Cannibal in the Streets | Invasion of the Flesh Hunter
Video Nasties
Cannibal Apocalypse
1980 Italian/Spanish video nasty by Anthony M Dawson just released on US Blu-ray and DVD

News Tuesday 17th March...

Poster Lost Girls 2020 Liz Garbus
Lost Girls and lost minds at the BBFC
Passed 12 uncut for sexual threat, language, self-harm, sexual violence references and over 20 instances of the word 'fuck'

News Monday 16th March...

Talk Derby To Me DVD
BBFC Weekly
Weekly UK Adult Ratings from the BBFC
2 out of 2 DVDs cut by the BBFC

News Sunday 15th March...

Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Doctor Sleep
2019 USA horror by Mike Flanagan just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD with 2 versions on Blu-ray

News Saturday 14th March...

Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell Blu-ray
Hammer Films
Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell
Set for US Blu-ray release on 19th May 2020 with the promotional material stating that it is the significantly cut R rated version
Alfie Darling Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Alfie Darling
1975 UK comedy drama by Ken Hughes, cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD

News Friday 13th March...

The Invisible Man VoD
Cuts and Bans
The Invisible Man
The film was cut for a 15 rating at cinemas but has been passed 18 uncut for VoD
Death Ship DVD
Updated: Rated 18 for moderate violence and a strong bloody shower scene
Death Ship age rating increased from 15 to 18

News Friday 13th March...

Pet Shop Boys - It Couldn't Happen Here DVDBlu-rayCombo
Cuts and Bans
Updated: Pet Shop Boys - It Couldn't Happen Here
1987 UK musical music adventure by Jack Bond was cut in 1987 for chainsticks
Dream Demon Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Dream Demon
1988 UK horror by Harley Cokeliss set for UK Blu-ray release on 25th May 2020 with Arrow promising a Director's Cut
North Sea Hijack Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
North Sea Hijack
1980 UK action adventure thriller by Andrew V McLaglen, once cut for an 'A' rated cinema release, just released on UK Blu-ray

News Thursday 12th March...

Inseminoid Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
1981 UK horror sci-fi thriller by Norman J Warren just released on US Blu-ray

News Wednesday 11th March...

Poster Blue Story 2019 Rapman As Andrew Onwubolu
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Weekly US Ratings from the MPAA
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News Sunday 8th March...

The Al Adamson Masterpiece Collection Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
The Al Adamson Masterpiece Collection
Film set by Al Adamson set for US Blu-ray release on 21st April 2020. A remarkably long list of tussles with censors


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The Professionals: BBFC hassle re lock picking (2002)
Snuff Movies: The Making of an urban legend (1999)
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Jan Chambers Retired BBFC examiner exposé (2002)
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Sinful Days in Soho by Maggie Mills,  film examiner
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