Straw Dogs is a 1971 UK drama by Sam Peckinpah. See IMDb
Passed 18 uncut for:
- UK 2011 Freemantlemedia 40th Anniversary Blu-ray at UK Amazon for release on 24th October 2011
- UK 2004 Prism R2 DVD
- UK 2002 Pearson Television/Freemantlemedia R2 DVD at UK Amazon
- UK 2002 Pearson Television/Freemantlemedia VHS
Previously the cut US R Rated Version was banned by the BBFC for:
- UK 1999 VCI VHS
- UK 1999 Total Home Entertainment VHS
After an inordinate delay for procrastination, the BBFC commented:
The BBFC offered a list of cuts to the video’s distributor but because their period of rights had elapsed, they were unable to consider making the requested cuts.
After the politically correct empowerment of the BBFC on the back of the Video Recordings Act, the video version became verbatim. The grass roots examiners of the BBFC continually recommended a relaxation of the ban yet the politicians of the Board could never confirm their views.
The cause of the problems for the BBFC is that the first rape scene has Susan George’s character initially being forcibly assaulted but then she seemingly starts to enjoy it.