Not sure if you guys know this already.... just saw this on R2 Project ( www.r2-dvd.org/ ) ..... Will Wonders never cease !!!! The BBFC have issued a press release concerning a new policy that will allow distributors to release different versions of videos if they are not rated at the same age group. Previously films such as "Cliffhanger" and "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" had to be released on DVD as the same versions that had previously available VHS versions. This applied even if the distributor had changed and no longer agreed with cuts in the previously available version. One wonders what uncut gems are waiting out there for us ! Here's the BBFC press release in full BBFC RELAXES POLICY ON DIFFERENT VERSIONS AT DIFFERENT CATEGORIES The BBFC has decided to change the classification policy which prevents different versions of videos and DVDs being distributed if they are not rated for the same age group. With the advent of the DVD there has been a growing trend towards the release of alternative versions, or 'Director's Cuts', of successful film titles. These may contain new material not present in the version originally submitted to the BBFC, or simply the uncut versions of films previously cut to obtain a lower certificate (at the cinema and/or on video). In a number of instances these have required a higher age rating than the original, which the BBFC has not permitted. The key concern has been that two versions of the same title would lead to customer and retailer confusion. The BBFC has now decided to relax this policy. To ensure that there is no confusion between the different versions the BBFC has obtained the agreement of the industry to make the packaging for the new version significantly different from the original and to include clear references to the uncut, or 'Director's cut' versions. The industry has also agreed to ensure that packaging for the higher rated versions is not attractive to under-age viewers. All packaging will be approved by the BBFC to ensure that there should be no confusion between the different versions. Robin Duval, Director of the BBFC said: We know that this change of policy will be very popular with film fans who want to own the uncut versions of their favourite films, or who want to see a film as the director intended it. The industry's agreement to submit all packaging to the BBFC for approval will mean that the different versions will be easily identifiable so that retailers and rental shops can continue to prevent under age viewing, but adult film fans will be able to enjoy their favourite film in full. Sure you will all agree.... great news! Pete.