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Previous cuts waived

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Dirk 2, Aug 20, 2001.

  1. Dirk 2

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    It's interesting the information that you can find on the BBFC website.

    Firstly, it would appear that "Die Hard 1 & 2" are to get a similar treatment to there region 1 counterparts. There's details of all the extras and animated menus.

    Secondly, Anthony Hickox intriguing and fun horror flic "Waxwork" is to be released with all previous cuts waived.

    Thirdly, T2 seems to have been re classified as a 15.

    The recent release of "Romancing The Stone" has also had the cuts dropped and the certificate increased to a "12". A welcome return to the wet dress scene at the beginning and the cocodile bite at the end.

    Make you think about even buying a region 2 disc doesn't it?
     
  2. PoochJD

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    Dirk,

    Yes - i agree. It's nice to see the BBFC releasing more material uncensored. However, they are still cutting some films, e.g. Tartan DVD's recent release of "Re-Animator" on DVD, which still has 1m 47s of censorship!

    Despite this, they are getting a little more lenient. I think many people would agree, that they would prefer the films to be uncut, and have a higher/more restrictive certificate, than be edited and released with a less-restrictive certificate, e.g. "Romancing The Stone" (edited at PG, uncut at "12"), etc.

    Now, if we can only get Twentieth Century Fox's UK division to start sourcing uncensored prints, and releasing them, rather than giving us all their censored versions, (e.g. "Predator" and "Damien: Omen 2"), then that would be a real bonus.

    Pooch

    <br />P.S. Any more news on the "eye-pecking scene" being in or not, in the R1 edition of "Damien - Omen 2"?
     
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    Hmm, the BBFC are getting somewhat more than 'a little' more lenient methinks. In the last 2 years we have had Texas Chainsaw 1 and 2 passed uncut, Pasolini's Salo finally see release intact, La Bete get through, Ai No Corrida be deemed fit for home viewing, all previous cuts to The Beyond waived, etc, etc, etc. Plus also the legal widespread availability of hardcore pornography. From being, without doubt, the most censored country in Europe we have suddenly gone to being one of the most liberal - not that I'm complaining of course.<br />One does have to ask - what the hell happened???????<br />On the subject of the Re-Animator cuts, I do have to say that, having seen the uncut version, I can see why the BBFC might be in some legal dodgy water were they to pass it intact. As good as the film is and as funny as the particular scene is if viewed in the right light, it IS extreme and it WILL offend a lot of people. Don't forget, it will only take one successful prosecution for all of their good work to be thrown away by the knee-jerk reaction of whatever government happens to be in power.
     
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    Chrisl,

    What you say is very, very true, and I agree with you 100%.

    I hate to confess that I've never seen any version of "Re-Animator" until the Tartan DVD edition, came out the other day. I guess something, is better than nothing, right?

    Dirk - The BBFC have classified the entire "Terminator 2" DVD set, due out in October, (17 months after the R1 edition, I might add!!!!), as an uncut "18", rather than the uncut "15" that you stated.

    Also, in the Granada TV region of the UK, we had a late-night showing of "Damien: Omen 2", last night (22nd August). Sadly, the TV print shown, was identical to the R2 DVD edition, except it wasn't in widescreen. I get the impression, therefore, that 20th Century Fox have used an english-language, foreign TV version for the DVD, and not an uncut edition, with the eye-pecking scene in, that several members in this forum all remember! Is this a new trend, bearing in mind the "Predator" screw-up? Can we now expect Tv-friendly editions of the upcoming "Futurama" Reagion 2 DVD set as well?

    Pooch

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