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Taggart: Devils Advocate

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Taggart: Devils Advocate is a 1996 UK TV police drama by Marcus D. F. White
With James MacPherson, Blythe Duff and Iain Anders. IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1998 video

BBFC cut
4s
15 Certificate 127:34s UK: Passed 15 after 4s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1998 Clear Vision VHS
Taggart: Rogue's Gallery

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BBFC cut
3s
15 Certificate 78:30s 1990 UK TV police drama by Alan Macmillan
With Mark McManus, James MacPherson and Edita Brychta. BBFC link IMDb

Passed 15 after 3s of BBFC cuts for:

  • 1997 Clear Vision VHS
Tai-Chi Master

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  • The Tai Chi Master
  • Twin Warriors
  • Twin Master
  • Tai ji: Zhang San Feng

Tai Chi Master DVD Jet

Tai-Chi Master is a 1993 Hong Kong action comedy thriller by Woo-ping Yuen (as Yuen Woo Ping).
Starring Jet Li, Michelle Yeoh and Siu-hou Chin. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Exists as a uncut Hong Kong Version and a shortened and cut US Version

Summary Notes

Jet Li was a monk in Shaolin. In a friendly competition for a higher place in Shaolin, his childhood friend almost kills a fellow student for using a concealed weapon (which cannot be used in the competition). He and his friend got kicked out of the Shaolin. They met rebellions at that time of China. His friend betrayed Jet Li and his rebellion friends for money from the China government. Jet Li went crazy and discovered the art of Tai Chi at the recover period. Revenge seem to the only thing he is going to do.

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15 Certificate 92:24s UK: The Hong Kong Version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence and infrequent strong language for:

US: The Hong Kong Version is uncut and  MPAA R rated for:

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15 Certificate 89:21s UK: The US Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2002 Buena Vista R2 DVD titled Twin Warriors
  • 1993 cinema release titled The Tai-Chi Master

See pictorial cuts from movie-censorship.com . Shortened by 3:10s:

  • Humourous scenes were removed that presumably weren't considered funny for American viewers.
  • Also one violent scene was cut showing a soldier being impaled through the chest
Take an Easy Ride

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cut X cert   1977 UK horror by Kenneth F Rowles

The BBFC cut the 1975 cinema release

Take It or Leave It

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Take It or Leave It is a 1981 UK comedy music documentary by Dave Robinson.
With Suggs, Mark Bedford and Lee Thompson. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1981 cinema release and presumably cuts have persisted to home video

Summary Notes

Autobiographical account of the cult 80's British pop group Madness, with members of the group playing themselves, charting their rise from humble beginnings as pub band The ...

BBFC cut
cut

best available
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A cert

83:21s UK: Passed PG without BBFC cuts but may have been version previously cut for: UK: Passed A after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1986 Virgin VHS
  • 1981 cinema release
Taken

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Taken DVD

Taken is a 2008 France action film by Pierre Morel.
With Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace and Famke Janssen. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Exists in 2 versions, The 15 rated Theatrical Version and the 18 rated extended Harder Cut. The same versions are PG-13 rated and Unrated in the US.

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uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

89:32s UK: The Extended Cut/Harder Cut was passed 18 uncut For

US: The Extended Cut is MPAA Unrated for:

See decision from the BBFC :

Taken is a thriller about a retired spy who must rescue his daughter and her friend from a sex-trafficking gang. The film was passed '18' for 'strong violence and an extended scene of torture'. Besides a kidnapping scene where the terrified daughter is dragged screaming from under the bed where she is hiding, the film features several other scenes of strong violence - notably a cold-blooded shooting of a villain's innocent wife, a moment where the ex-spy is throttled in close-up leading to a heavy beating of a villain with a fire-extinguisher, and a fight where the ex-spy repeatedly plunges a broken bottle into the chest of a man who has slashed him with a curved knife.

The torture scene, which is longer and stronger than the same scene in the film release, involves the kidnapper being electrocuted several times by the ex-spy as he tries to force the man to reveal his daughter's whereabouts. The man is seen to judder, a spike driven is into his leg, and his face shows his agony. He is left screaming off-screen at the end of the scene when the ex-spy leaves him being electrocuted. This scene, in dwelling on the torture, exceeded the boundaries of the strong violence permitted by the '15' Guidelines which state that 'Violence may be strong but may not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury', and tipped the classification into '18'

Other scenes of gun and fight action occur throughout the film.

The violence elsewhere is tonally strong, but is largely conveyed by sound effects and implied action. For example, gunshots and blows rarely result in blood, the stabbing with the bottle is shown without clear detail or sight of injury. Where detail of injury or the process of the violence is shown, it is brief and not dwelt upon.

The film also deals with the theme of young women being kidnapped, trafficked and sold into the sex industry. There are scenes of the ex-spy visiting a red-light district where he tries to glean information from a prostitute as she loses customers, a moment featuring drugged young women in the arms of men in a makeshift brothel, and a scene where women are sold to male bidders at an auction. The trade is depicted as cruel and seedy, and is not condoned or glamorised.

In addition, the film also contains a crunchy scene where a man is shown to be hit forcefully by a truck at a distance, and a muffled use of strong language.
BBFC uncut

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15 Certificate

MPAA
PG-13

93:34s
=89:49s
UK: The toned down Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2008 cinema release

See pictorial cuts from movie-censorship.com:

The Theatrical version an alternate electrocution torture sequence. In the Unrated version, Neeson stabs two metal spikes into the legs of his hostage and connects the jump leads to them. In the Theatrical Version, he simply attaches the leads to the metal chair. This is completely different footage redone to secure a lower rating.

Also c uts to the shoot outs, and some fisticuffs have been shortened in length for the film's US release to secure a PG-13 rating.

Taken 2

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Taken 2 UK DVD Liam Neeson

Taken 2 is a 2012 France action thriller by Olivier Megaton.
With Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut for a US MPAA PG-13 rating and further cut by the BBFC for a 12A cinema release. The cut PG-13 rated Theatrical Version was passed 15 by the BBFC for DVD. The Extended Version is uncut and Unrated is the US, 15 rated in the UK. There is an alternative end available as a DVD extra

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Taken 2

uncut
Extended Version
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

94:12s UK: The Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for strong threat and violence for:
  • 2013 20th Century Fox [Theatrical + Extended] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2013 20th Century Fox [Theatrical + Extended] R2 DVD at UK Amazon

US: The uncut Extended Version is MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2013 20th Century Fox [Theatrical + Extended] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
6:12s

15 cert

MPAA PG-13

88:17s UK: The Theatrical Version/Original Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for strong threat and violence for:
  • 2014 20th Century Fox [Double Bill with Man on Fire] R2 DVD
  • 2013 20th Century Fox [Theatrical + Extended] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2013 20th Century Fox [Theatrical + Extended] R2 DVD at UK Amazon

US: The Theatrical Version is MPAA PG-13 rated for:

  • 2013 20th Century Fox R1 DVD

See article from collider.com Cut for PG-13

Collider interviewed the Director of Taken 2 , Olivier Megaton and revealed that his was somewhat perplexed at the censorship process to cut the movie down to a US PG-13. He called for a PG-15 where he feels that the movie would be better placed.

He said that the movie would be released MPAA Unrated on DVD and Blu-ray and that this would restore about 10 minutes of footage that was removed from the fight scenes.

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

The PG-13 version is 6:12s shorter. A fair amount of this is filler material, cut for timing reasons. There is also plenty of material removed to reduce violence. Eg Reducing the blood color, reducing or removing the sound of cracking bones. Even in the unrated version, the film is not as violent as Taken 1.

BBFC cut
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mpaa cut
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12A cert 90:49s
=87:11s
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 12A for moderate threat and violence after further BBFC advise category cuts were implemented for:
  • 2012 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

This work was originally seen for advice. The company was advised that the film was likely to receive a 15 rating but that their preferred 12A rating could be achieved by making changes to three scenes. These were to reduce elements of violence and threat. When an edited version of the film was submitted for formal classification, the scenes had been reduced and the film was consequently rated 12A.

Taken 3

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Taken 3 is a 2015 France action crime thriller by Olivier Megaton.
Starring Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
BBFC advised category cuts were made for a cinema 12A rating for 2015 release. In the US there is a complete Theatrical Version. Released on home video in an Extended Cut rated 15 in the UK and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

Bryan Mills, an Ex-government operative is accused of a ruthless murder he never committed or witnessed as he is tracked and pursued, Bryan Mills brings out his particular set of skills to find the true killer and clear his name.

uncut
Extended Cut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

110:27s
 
UK:  The Extended Harder Cut was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, torture, strong language for:

US: The Extended Version is MPAA Unrated for:

uncut
uncut
MPAA PG-13 ~109:00s
=~104:00s
US: The Theatrical Version is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and for brief strong language for:

Hopefully uncut but there have been a couple of recent examples where BBFC advised category cuts have been adopted for worldwide release.

BBFC cut
advised category cuts
12

12A

108:37s
=104:16s

UK: Passed 12/12A for moderate action violence, infrequent strong language after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:
  • 2015 20th Century Fox video
  • 2015 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • This film was originally seen for advice in an incomplete form. The BBFC advised the company that the film was likely to receive a 15, but that their requested 12A could be achieved by making reductions in scenes of violence. When the finished version was submitted for formal classification, those changes had been made and the film was classified 12A.
The Takeover

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8s 18 87:10s 1997 release by Troy Cook (High Fliers Video Distribution)
Takin' It Off

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Takin Off DVD Kitty Natividad

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uncut
18

MPAA
Unrated

88:41s Takin' It Off is a 1985 US sex comedy by Ed Hansen.
With Kitten Natividad, Ashley St. Jon and Adam Hadum. IMDb

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong nudity, sex and comic sex references for:

US: Presumably uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC
4:09s
18 85:14s UK: Passed 18 after 4:09s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1986 Odyssey VHS
Taking Lives

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Taking Lives Directors Cut DVD

See trailer from youtube.com

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uncut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

104:35s Taking Lives is a 2004 US thriller by DJ Caruso.
With Angelina Jolie, Ethan Hawke and Kiefer Sutherland. IMDb

UK: The Director's Cut was passed 15 uncut for strong language, horror and moderate sex for:

US: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . The Director's Cut restores 2 sex scenes and a couple of violent scenes cut for the Theatrical Version. In addition the Director's cut includes several minutes extra of uncontentious plot.

BBFC uncut

MPAA
cut

15 cert

MPAA
R Rated

98:43s UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 15 for strong language and moderate sex, violence and horror without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2004 Warner video (unreleased)
  • 2004 cinema release
Talaash BBFC
category
cut
12A cert 139:30s Talaash is a 2012 India thriller by Reema Kagti.
With Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Rani Mukerji. IMDb

UK: Passed 12A for moderate sex references and violence for:

  • 2012 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

Distributor chose to remove sight of a man taking drugs, in this case chasing the dragon , in order to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available.

Tale of a Vampire

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  • Warlock: Tale of a Vampire
BBFC uncut 18 92:41s
=88:59s
1992 UK horror by Shimako Sato.
With Julian Sands, Suzanna Hamilton and Kenneth Cranham . IMDb

A short US version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2010 Lions Gate video
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uncut
18 97:45s Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2001 Metrodome R2 DVD via UK Amazon
  • 1993 Columbia/TriStar VHS
  • 1992 cinema release
Tales From the Crypt

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Tales Crypt DVD Joan Collins

Tales from the Crypt is a 1972 UK/US horror anthology by Freddie Francis.
With John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith and Miguel Ferrer. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an 1972 X rated cinema release and also cut for a US PG rated release. Uncut on home video since 2007.
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uncut
15 cert

MPAA
Unrated

88:29s UK: Passed 15 uncut for moderate horror and gore for:

US: Uncut for:

BBFC cut
cut
18 92:00s
=88:19s

submitted
cinema
92:38s =88:56s
 

UK: Passed 18 after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1988 CBS/Fox VHS
  • 1972 cinema release

From IMDB and cuts details from dvdcompare.net

  • A brief shot of a man's exposed intestines was removed from the end of the 4th story, Wish You Were Here, when Enid chops up Ralph with a sabre.
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MPAA PG
MPAA
  US: Cut for an MPAA PG rating

From IMDB and cuts details from dvdcompare.net

  • A brief shot of a man's exposed intestines was removed from the end of the 4th story, Wish You Were Here, when Enid chops up Ralph with a sabre. Presumably the same cut as the BBFC cut
  • Also removed the pan into the still beating severed heart in a letter at the end of 3rd story, Poetic Justice.
Tales of Terror

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Tales Terror Blu ray Vincent Price

Tales of Terror is a 1962 USA comedy horror mystery by Roger Corman.
Starring Vincent Price, Maggie Pierce and Leona Gage. BBFC link YouTube icon IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1963 cinema release. Uncut on UK home video. Uncut in the US

Summary Notes

Three stories adapted from the work of Edgar Allen Poe. A man and his daughter are reunited, but the blame for the death of his wife hangs over them, unresolved. A derelict challenges the local wine-tasting champion to a competition, but finds the man's attention to his wife worthy of more dramatic action. A man dying and in great pain agrees to be hypnotized at the moment of death, with unexpected consequences.

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15 Certificate

MPAA
Unrated

84:44s UK: Passed 15 uncut for moderate horror and violence for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC cut
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X cert   UK: Passed X (16) after compulsory BBFC cuts for:
  • 1962 cinema release

From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were:

  • to remove the shots of Valdemar liquefying over Carmichael
Talihina Sky: The Story Of Kings Of Leon

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Talihina Sky Story Kings Leon

See trailer from youtube.com
 

Uncut version is available at:
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
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uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~87:00s
=~83:00s
Talihina Sky is a 2011 US music documentary by Stephen C Mitchell.
With Caleb Followill, Jared Followill and Matthew Followill. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC
cut
15 Certificate 82:56s Passed 15 after BBFC cuts for category for:
  • 2011 Revolver Online
  • 2011 Revolver RB Blu-ray
  • 2011 Revolver R2 DVD
  • 2011 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

  • Company chose to remove brief images of real sex (vaginal penetration by penis seen on a television screen) in order to achieve a 15 classification. An uncut 18 classification was available.
Talos the Mummy

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  • Tale of the Mummy
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15 Certificate 114:52s 1998 US/Luxembourg/UK horror adventure by Russell Mulcahy.
With Jason Scott Lee, Louise Lombard and Sean Pertwee. IMDb

The Director's Cut was passed 15 uncut for:

  • 1999 EIV VHS
MPAA
22:43s
MPAA
R rated
83:08s The US Theatrical Version is shortened, losing 22:43s of uncontentious plot
Tam Lin

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  • The Ballad of Tam Lin
  • The Devil's Widow

  Tam Lin Devils Widow Blu ray

Tam Lin is a 1970 UK horror by Roddy McDowall.
With Ava Gardner, Ian McShane and Richard Wattis. BBFC link IMDb

IMDb notes that There are two cuts, the original Roddy McDowall version and a US Version emphasising the horror elements. Multiple versions have been cut by the BBFC. Not clear which version is which.

Summary Notes

Based on the ancient Scottish ballad "Tam Lin" (one of it's many titles), the plot concerns an aging, beautiful woman who uses her wealth (and occasionally, witchcraft) to control a decadent pack of attractive young people she surrounds herself with. But when her latest young stud falls for the local vicar's daughter, she vows revenge.

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MPAA
PG-13
~106:00s US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:
BBFC cut
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AA certificate 104:00s UK: Passed AA after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1977 cinema release titled The Devil's Widow
BBFC cut
cut
AA certificate   UK: Passed AA after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1970 cinema release titled The Ballad of Tam Lin
BBFC cut
cut
X cert   UK: Passed X after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1970 cinema release titled Tam Lin
Tamahine

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  • The Natives Are Restless Tonight

Tamahine DVD Nancy Kwan

Tamahine is a 1963 UK comedy by Philip Leacock.
Starring Nancy Kwan, John Fraser and Dennis Price. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were made for an 'A' rated 1963 cinema release. Passed 12 uncut for 2015 DVD release.

Summary Notes

A free-spirited young Polynesian girl is sent to live with her uncle in England. The many social and other rules new to her that she encounters there, as well as attention from student body of a local school cause much hilarity.

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uncut
12 92:11s
UK: Passed 12 uncut for mild sex references, nudity for:

Thanks to Vincenzo who has confirmed that the 1963 BBFC dialogue cuts have been restored for this DVD release. He also notes that all TV showings have been the same uncut version

BBFC cut
category cuts

 

A pre 1970 submitted
96:53s
=93:00s
UK: Passed A (PG) after category cuts for:
  • 1963 cinema release
Tamara Drewe

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15 cert 106:37s Tamara Drewe is a 2010 UK comedy by Stephen Frears.
With Gemma Arterton, Luke Evans and Dominic Cooper. YouTube icon IMDb

UK: A doubly pre-cut Version was passed 15 for strong language, sex and sex references for:

  • 2011 Technicolor/Momentum Online
  • 2011 Technicolor/Momentum RB Blu-ray
  • 2011 Technicolor/Momentum R2 DVD
  • 2010 cinema release.

This version seems to have been distributed worldwide.

The BBFC noted that the distributor Momentum further cut the film just to get a toned down customer advice:

Tamara Drewe was originally classified 15 on 9 July 2010 with the consumer advice Contains very strong language, strong sex and sex references . Subsequent to this to company submitted a revised version with minor changes in two scenes:

  • In one case, some explanatory captions had been removed [perhaps because of the reference to 'Jailbaiit Jody']
  • in the other case, a single use of very strong language had been removed. ['Lucky cunt' was replaced by 'Lucky cow']

This amended version was classified 15 on 28 July with the revised consumer advice Contains strong language, sex and sex references .

The BBFC further explained the 15 rating:

TAMARA DREWE is a film about a young woman who returns to her home town and ruffles feathers within the community. It was classified 15 for strong language, sex and sex references.

At 15 the BBFC's Guidelines state that There may be frequent use of strong language (for example, 'fuck'). The strongest terms (for example, 'cunt') may be acceptable if justified by the context. Aggressive or repeated use of the strongest language is unlikely to be acceptable . During TAMARA DREWE there are over thirty uses of strong language and one mouthed but inaudible use of very strong language, which is drowned out by background noise.

The Guidelines at 15 also state that Sexual activity may be portrayed without strong detail. There may be strong verbal references to sexual behaviour, but the strongest references are unlikely to be acceptable unless justified by context . The strong sex in the film includes a scene in which a man thrusts into a woman during sex. In another sequence, a character takes off her knickers and lies on a counter as a man stands in front of her prior to offscreen sex. However neither of these scenes contain any strong visual detail. The verbal sex references include a teenage schoolgirl fantasising about a man licking her teapot lids , and elsewhere she makes a reference to her v-plates melting . She also fantasies about lying on a bed with a man entering the room before lifting her into his arms, but the scene ends before any sexual activity takes place.

Throughout the film there is occasional sight of nudity, such as when Tamara is seen lying naked on her bed with her buttocks visible. Other scenes also feature her naked, but without any strong detail. The film also contains a brief verbal reference to a character having grown marijuana in the past, while there is occasional sight of characters (including teenage girls) smoking cigarettes. In one scene, two characters fantasise that another may have tried to commit suicide and this is represented by a vision of the would-be victim lying on the floor beside a bottle of pills, with vomit on her clothing. However this is merely a fantasy, with the character in question not carrying out such an act.

BBFC
advised cuts
15 cert 111:25s
=106:58s
UK: A pre-cut version was passed 15 for very strong language, strong sex and sex references after BBFC advised cuts were implemented for:
  • 2010 cinema release (not released)

The BBFC commented:

  • This film was originally shown to the BBFC in an unfinished version. The BBFC advised the company that the film was likely to receive an 18 classification but that the requested 15 certificate could be achieved by making cuts to remove two aggressive uses of very strong language. When the finished version of the film was submitted, these aggressive uses of very strong language had been removed and the film was classified '15.
Tammy

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Tammy is a 2014 USA comedy by Ben Falcone.
Starring Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon and Kathy Bates. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Cut

Summary Notes

After losing her job and learning that her husband has been unfaithful, a woman hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother.

uncut
Extended Version
15

MPAA R

 96:24s
 
UK: The Extended Cut was passed 15 uncut for strong language, sex references for:
  • 2014 Warner Home Video [Extended + Theatrical] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon

US: The Extended Cut was rated R for language including sexual references.

See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

uncut
Theatrical Version
15 cert

MPAA R

92:44s   UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut strong language, sex references for:
  • 2014 Warner Home Video [Extended + Theatrical] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2014 Warner Home Video [Theatrical only] R2 DVD
  • 2014 cinema release

US: The Theatrical Version was rated R for language including sexual references.

Tandem

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  • Chikan densha hitozuma-hen: Okusama wa chijo
53s 18 56:51s Japanese sex film by Sato Toshiki (Visionary)

The video was cut when submitted in 1997

Thanks to Bleach on the Melon Farmers Forum :

During opening sequence, the impact of the sex scenes was reduced by keeping the sound going but replacing the strongest visuals with shots of the mens's faces remembering or imagining the experience. (One scene of both men brooding required retention of both vision and sound of their silence).

Cuts were made as follows -

When fat, middle-aged man recalls or imagines scene of mutual masturbation on commuter train, explicitness of visuals was reduced by replacing the four strongest sections with shots of him thinking, as follows:

  1. After woman's hand is inserted in man's unzipped trousers and she starts to masturbate him, cut away (vision only) after brief LS of them standing in corridor and insert MCU of him thinking, followed by bug CU of same, resuming on tight shot of their heads on train
  2. When camera pans from their hands masturbating each other to tighter shot of her hand masturbating him, replace remainder of this shot with low-angle CU of him thinking, resuming on tight shot of their heads
  3. After above tight shot, insert big CU of him thinking to replace CU of masturbation, resuming on tight shot of his hand insider her underwear, panning to include her hand in his shorts
  4. After brief establishment of above masturbation shot, insert big CU of him thinking, followed by separate insert of a high angle mid shot of him at table, followed by separate insert of wide angle of two-shot of both men at separate tables, resuming on tight shot of mutual masturbation. After she climaxes and he watches her walking away in station, reduce younger man's memories of raping his girlfriend, as follows -
  1. After he is established sitting astride her, remove all sight of him forcibly removing her bra, replacing visuals with insert of very tight profile of him, followed by separate mid-shot of him sitting at table on right of frame, followed by wide angle of both men sitting in silence (synch sound), resuming on tight shot of violent struggle on bed
  2. after above struggle, insert CU of rapist remembering as he drinks tea, followed by wider shot as he puts down cup, resuming on tight shot of rape as he turns her over
  3. after he turns her onto her back and begins to insert, replace visuals with CU of him thinking morosely to left of frame, followed by repeat of same insert to increase length, resuming on rape just before he kisses her and she begins to respond.
Tango & Cash

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Tango Cash DVD Sylvester Stallone

Tango & Cash is a 1989 US action film by Andrei Konchalovsky.
With Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell and Teri Hatcher. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 15 rated versions. 18 rated versions are uncut. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the uS.

Summary Notes

Ray Tango and Gabriel Cash are narcotics detectives who, while both being extremely successful, can't stand each other. Crime Lord Yves Perret, furious at the loss of income that Tango and Cash have caused him, frames the two for murder. Caught with the murder weapon at the scene of the crime, the two have no alibi. Thrown into prison with most of the criminals they helped convict, it appears that they are going to have to trust each other if they are to clear their names and catch the evil Perret.

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Tango and Cash trailer

Gavin Salkeld's Cutting Edge Episode 37:
Tango and Cash  
 

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uncut
18

No Cert

MPAA R

97:30s UK: 18 rated versions are uncut: UK:  A pre-cut version was passed 15 after 43s of further BBFC cuts, but was accidentally released uncut for a while:
  • 1999 Warner R2 DVD
This uncut supposedly '15 rated' DVD can be distinguished from the cut replacement by the running time being noted as 100 minutes.

US: Uncut and R Rated for:

BBFC cut
43s

Warner logo
~1:00s

15 Certificate 97:11s UK:  A pre-cut version was passed 15 after 43s of further BBFC cuts for:
  • 1999 Warner R2 DVD
  • 1990 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • Deleted two shots of a Chinese guy being pushed to the floor by Cash with a chair.
  • Deleted shot of Tango bloodying a prisoner's nose by pulling his head into cell bars.
  • Thugs come off worse in a prison fight against Tango & Cash. A hit to the head with a metal box, a hit in the balls, hits with a baseball bat, and a head being smashed into the glass of a laundry machine, all being deleted.
  • Deleted shots of  Tango & Cash being dipped into water containing live electricity cables.

The distributor's cuts were:

  • The electrocution of Face was reduced by 5s.
  • Deleted shots of Tango & Cash shooting bad guys in Perret's place and resultant blood spurts and injuries.
  • Deleted deaths of Quan and Lopez.
  • Soon after 19s of brutal fight is deleted in a cross cut scene with Tango and Cash in separate fights. This includes Cash putting a grenade down Requin's pants
  • Cut to a sight of wounds as Perret gets killed
Tango of Perversion

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Tango Perversion Larry Daniels

Tango of Perversion is a 1973 Greece crime thriller by Kostas Karagiannis (as Dacosta Carayan).
Starring Lakis Komninos, Erika Raffael and Dorothy Moore. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1974 cinema release. Uncut and MPAA UNrated in the US.

Summary Notes

Joachim is an impotent man who who secretly films his friend Stathis having sex with girls from the Tango Club. When Stathis kills the lesbian that he catches with his girlfriend, the death is caught on film. Necrophilia soon follows.

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MPAA
Unrated
~95:00s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
X submitted
92:37s
 
UK: Passed X (18) after compulsory cuts for:
  • 1974 cinema release
Tank Malling

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  • Beyond Soho
  • Double Cross
BBFC uncut 18 108:31s
=104:11s
Tank Malling is a 1989 UK/USA crime thriller by James Marcus.
With Ray Winstone, Amanda Donohoe and Glen Murphy. BBFC link IMDb

UK: A long version was passed 18 uncut for:

  • 1989 cinema release

The VHS certificate alludes to cinema cuts but these are not mentioned in the cinema BBFC database entry

BBFC
1:23s
18 91:53s UK: The short, Beyond Soho, version was passed 18 after 1:23s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2010 Point Blank R2 DVD
  • 1990 cineplex VHS

This VHS release rather cryptically notes that the cuts are as per cinema version , but no cuts were noted for that and the running time is substantially different.

From article from dvdcompare.net . The BBFC cuts were to:

  • A prostitute having her breasts revealed and groped by a thug (John Conteh) whilst being choked, and then having her face slashed by a razor
Tap

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Tap DVD

See trailer from youtube.com

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uncut
12 cert

MPAA
PG-13

106:30s Tap is a 1989 USA comedy drama music by Nick Castle.
With Gregory Hines, Suzzanne Douglas and Sammy Davis Jr.. IMDb

UK: Passed 12 uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 Rated for:

BBFC
12s
PG cert 106:27s UK: Passed PG after 12s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2006 Sony R2 DVD
  • 1989 Columbia/RCA VHS
  • 1989 cinema release
Tapeheads

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BBFC uncut 15 cert 88:45s 1988 US comedy by Bill Fishman

A Re-edited Version was passed 15 uncut for the 2009 Anchor Bay DVD

BBFC uncut 15 cert 89:14s The 2002 Delta Music DVD was passed 15 without BBFC cuts
48s 15 cert 87:59s The BBFC cut the 1990 RCA/Columbia video by 48s
  • Cut to remove all footage of nunchakus and butterfly knives.
Taqdeerwala   BBFC PG certificate 161:31s 1995 release by Madu Mohan

Same cut version for cinema and video

Tarzan and his Mate

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12s BBFC PG certificate 99:39s 1934 US action film by Cedric Gibbons

The 2005 extended version  wasn't cut by the BBFC but the animal cruelty had been pre-cut

12s U cert 86:33s The BBFC cut the 2002 DVD by 12s: Cuts were required to sight of animal cruelty (in this case lions tripped up to simulate reaction to shots / spears)
Tarzan and the Karate Warriors

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11s BBFC PG certificate 20:43a 1997 release by Sidney Hayers
Tarzan Escapes

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26s U cert 85:16s 1936 US action film by Richard Thorpe

Cut when submitted in 2002 (51s) and 2005 (26s) with the following BBFC comment: Cuts required to sight of animal cruelty (big cats tied up / tripped by wires)

Tarzan Takes the Bronx

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9s BBFC PG certificate 21:34s 1998 release
Taste the Blood of Dracula

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Taste the Blood of Dracula DVD cover
 

Taste the Blood of Dracula is a 1970 UK drama fantasy horror thriller by Peter Sasdy.
With Christopher Lee, Geoffrey Keen and Gwen Watford. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1970 cinema release. This version is the best available. The film was further cut in the US for a PG rating, but later releases are the same as the UK release.

Summary Review: Adding a Bit of Bite in Life

Three elderly distinguished gentlemen are searching for some excitement in life. In a nightly ceremony they restore the count back to life. The three men killed Dracula's servant and as a revenge, the count makes sure that the gentlemen are killed one by one by their own sons.

The acting by the entire cast was superb, especially Ralph Bates. The costumes, art direction, photography, and directing was one of the best in the Dracula series. Atmosphere and the great performances makes this a must see.

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15 Certificate

X cert

MPAA
Unrated

MPAA R

91:24s UK: The cut UK cinema version was passed 15 without further BBFC cuts for:

From Tim on the Anchor Bay Forum. This version referred to as the Extended Version is still missing the original cinema cuts, but the 5 minutes missing from the VHS releases has been restored UK: Passed x (16) after BBFC cuts for:

  • 1970 cinema release

US: The cut UK cinema was released with an MPAA R Rating for:

The BBFC cuts were:

  • A customer with a topless woman was removed from the opening brothel sequence
  • Cut to the murder of Geoffrey Keen where a staking shot was replaced with one of 'less impact'. Blood spurts were removed
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15 Certificate

MPAA PG
MPAA

87:02s UK: The cut PG version was passed 15 without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 1989 Warner VHS

The cinema cuts apply to this release and then a further 5 minutes was cut for the film's US PG rated release. This doubly cut version was then submitted for the Warner VHS.

From IMDb. The US cuts were:

  • missing shots of Dracula's blood becoming powder during the opening scene
  • missing shots from the violent beating to death of Courtley
  • missing the snake charmer's dance in the brothel featuring a large snake warpped around her body
  • missing a couple of further topless shots
  • missing plot scenes involving Felix
The Tattooist

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uncut
MPAA
R rated
~92:00s
=~88:00s
The Tattooist is a 2007 Netherlands/New Zealand/Singapore horror thriller by Peter Burger.
With Jason Behr, Mia Blake and David Fane. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC uncut

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18 85:24s UK: A short version noted as the Re-cut Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for strong gory horror for:
  • 2009 Icon R2 DVD
Taxi Driver

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Taxi Driver Blu ray Region Free

Taxi Driver is a 1976 USA crime drama by Martin Scorsese.
Starring Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster and Cybill Shepherd. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1976 cinema release and again on VHS in 1976 and 1986. Uncut on 18 rated home video since 1993. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

Travis Bickle is an ex-Marine and Vietnam War veteran living in New York City. As he suffers from insomnia, he spends his time working as a taxi driver at night, watching porn movies at seedy cinemas during the day, or thinking about how the world, New York in particular, has deteriorated into a cesspool. He's a loner who has strong opinions about what is right and wrong with mankind. For him, the one bright spot in New York humanity is Betsy, a worker on the presidential nomination campaign of Senator Charles Palantine. He becomes obsessed with her.

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18

MPAA R

109:04s UK: Passed 18 uncut with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
  • 2011 Sony 35th Anniversary Edition RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2007 Sony R2 DVD
  • 2006 cinema release
  • 1999 Sony R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1993 Columbia/TriStar VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

Thanks to Gavin Salkeld:

To avoid an X rating back in the 70s, Scorcese toned down the reds in the final shootout during final processing of the film stock to make the blood less bright and obvious, and therefore make the scene less intense. These changes persist to this day. Apparently he thought the change worked for the better, anyway!
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18 109:00s UK: Passed 18 after 1s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1990 VCI VHS
  • 1986 RCA/Columbia VHS
  • 1976 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were.

  • 1s has been cut from the scene where the underage Jodie Foster unzips Robert De Nero's fly on the grounds it would otherwise contravene the Protection of Children Act.

The BBC clearly did not agree though as at that time it screened the film uncut.

Taxi Zum Klo

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  • Taxi to the Toilets

Taxi Zum Klo DVD

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Uncut version is available at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
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18 90:10s 1980 West German gay drama by Frank Ripploh.
With Frank Ripploh, Bernd Broaderup and Orpha Termin. IMDb

UK: Passed 18 uncut with BBFC cuts waived for:

  • 2011 Peccadillo R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2011 cinema release
  • 2004 Film Four video version . For TV showing not released on DVD

The BBFC commented:

[The film] contains scenes of unsimulated sex between the lead character and his male partners, including a scene in which one man urinates into the mouth of another. In the context of this serious drama the BBFC passed these scenes at 18, and did not consider that the urination was a likely breach of the Obscene Publications Act 1959.

Summary Review: Good Film

Frank Ripploh is gay and a bit of a rascal. He keeps his personal life and teaching separate, but he sometimes corrects student papers in public toilets as he waits to score. One evening, he meets Bernd. They become lovers. How long can Frank keep his sexual orientation out of the classroom? Things come to a head during Berlin's annual Queen's Ball and the morning after.

An excellent film, worth watching. Anybody wanting to learn about the secret lives many gay men have to live to have their sexuality kept secret should watch this film.

BBFC
1:43s
18 90:28s UK: Passed 18 after 1:43s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1994 Pride VHS

This time, the director agrees to the cuts because they are less heavy than the cuts originally required in 1981 (some sight of erections and anal detail is permitted).

  • At 10 minutes - During scene in toilet, clear sight of man's anus removed.
  • At 11 minutes - During same scene, sight of erect penis being touched by man after it is poked through hole in cubicle wall ('glory hole') removed.
  • At 41 minutes - Explicit gay sex scene reduced by removing explicit sight of fellatio, anal sex, masturbation, ejaculation and handling of penis.
  • At 47 minutes - During medical examination in STD clinic, shots of gaping anus removed.
  • At 55 minutes - During 'film within a film' (in fact an educational film made by the German authorities for use in schools to warn children about strangers) , shots showing man's hand on boy's crotch and man apparently forcing boy's hand into his trousers removed. [Supposedly under the Protection of Children Act, although because of the close shots used you can't actually tell if it's the boy's crotch or the boy's hand].
  • At 77 minutes - Golden shower scene cut to remove all sight of stream of urine coming from man's penis and going over other man's face and mouth. [This is done in a single continuous pan so it is clearly real].
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No Cert   UK: Pre-cut and released without a BBFC certificate to cinema clubs for:
  • 1982 cinema release

The cuts were:

  • The educational film was cut  to avoid falling foul of the Child Protection Act.
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X cert   UK: Passed X (18) after extensive cuts for:
  • 1981 cinema release (but not actually released)

The BBFC required extensive cuts to explicit sex, explicit anal detail, urolagnia and a scene that could be in breach of the Protection of Children Act. This was to a (genuine) German educational film called Christian and his Stamp Collector Friend , all about the dangers of speaking to strange men, extracts from which are shown in the film.

The director refused to make cuts and withdrew his film from classification (hence no record of this submission on the BBFC website)