His longest film to date.
No uncut release of I Spit On Your Grave 2 in the UK as the BBFC required cuts for it to even be considered for a certificate.
Not as terrifying as the frankly criminal 165-minute runtime of the third Pirates of the Caribbean film, but still a suspicious score for what appears to be a bowl of high summer trifle.
This morning, the BBFC issued a 12A certificate for a theme park ride. It's only the second time they've done this.
if the child-friendly cut down has left you personally jonesing for a more adult-oriented Die Hard fix, and you've played your copy of the original until the silicon turned to vinegar, there might still be an option... or maybe not really...
Will Fox's decision impact on the film's box office? That would really be the only way to make sure it doesn't happen again.
20th Century Fox have played the game very differently in the UK than in the US.
The MPAA and US cinema chains have got adult moviegoers in a headlock.
Woman strangling and man rocking meet the cutting room floor.
The BBFC say they would bend a little for ET, but did Indy push them too far?
Having said that he would cut Prometheus to make it widely releasable, Ridley Scott has now made it clear that, in fact, he did. In the UK, the film has been given a 15 rating, as opposed to an adults-only 18. There’s no direct equivalent to these in the US, and both 15 and 18 […]
Make sure you get "the right one."
Ridley upsets the fans with a bit of fiscal responsibility.
Welcome to Masters of Cinema Monthly. First off let me apologise for the lateness of this month’s column, which was originally intended to be up a couple of weeks ago. Although delayed, by my moving house, the column still has plenty of fresh news and three reviews of new Masters of Cinema releases. My new home has a lot […]
Lionsgate UK have opted to cut seven seconds from The Hunger Games in order to attain a 12A certificate. But seven seconds of what? And what does it mean for the film?
Here’s a nice couple of archive documents, released just now to coincide with a BFI retrospective of the work of David Lynch by the British Board of Film Censorsh…Classification. (Sorry, it’s a mistake they can sometimes make it far too easy to make) One deals with Lynch’s debut film, Eraserhead, and the other digs into […]
Amongst the multitude of options in censoring a film, besides the obvious removal of footage or the re-dubbing of dialogue, is the use of image cropping or artificial zooming. A shot can be re-framed throughout to remove part of the original information, or it might be subject to a “Ken Burns” style push-in that changes […]
The BBFC recently made headlines by refusing a certificate to The Human Centipede Part 2: Full Sequence. They’ve since allowed an 18 certificate for a heavily edited version of the film, but initially – for whatever it’s worth now – they had said that the film was pretty much unreleasable and they didn’t know how […]
… With a grand total of 2 minutes and 37 seconds of cuts. It’s still not completely the result we were looking for, but it’s an impressive turnaround considering the original BBFC statement, which said that: “The Board considered whether its concerns could be dealt with through cuts. However, given that the unacceptable content runs […]
Several deleted scenes have entered Star Wars lore, little holy grails of flickering light that the fans have been waiting to see for decades. A few crept out along the way, on DVD supplements, in TV specials, in illicit midnight screenings in Washington DC parking garages (well, maybe) but we’re about to hit the mother […]