The Tin Drum is a 1979 West German film by Volker Schlondorff. See IMDb
The Director’s Cut was passed 15 uncut for:
- UK 2011 Arrow Academy (Theatrical+Director’s Cut) Blu-ray at UK Amazon for release on 9th January 2012
See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com
Uncut Theatrical Version
Previously the Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
The cut’s were waived when the BBFC decided that the disputed scene did not constitute an indecent image. You do not see Maria’s pubes and it seems likely (from other evidence – eg the book about the making of the film) that Scholndorff made her wear masking tape at this point. The offending shot simply shows a young boy pressing his face against a woman’s pubic region (not actually her vagina).
It is a serious film with little else to comfort paedophiles and expert views agreed that the scene was no more indecent (or vulnerable to misuse) than some of the other scenes in the film, such as the sherbert licking.
Cut Theatrical Version
Before that the Theatrical Version was passed 15 after 19s of BBFC cuts for:
- UK 1997 Disc VHS
- UK 1994 Connoisseur VHS
- UK 1980 cinema release (X Rated)
The BBFC cuts were:
- A shot has been deleted from the scene where the young Oskar is seen burying his head in Maria’s pubic area.
Arrow Academy presents Volker Schlöndorff s masterpiece in its original theatrical version and the Director’s Cut, seen for the first time in the UK after its Cannes Film Festival premiere.
- High Definition and Standard Definition presentation of the original theatrical version
- High Definition presentation of the Director s Cut [Blu-ray only]
- New restoration of both the theatrical version and the brand new Director s Cut approved by director Volker Schlöndorff
- Brand new interview with Volker Schlöndorff
- Comprehensive booklet featuring brand new writing on the film by George Lellis and Hans-Bernhard Moeller, authors of Volker Schlondorff’s Cinema: Adaptation, Politics and the Movie-appropriate, as well as extracts from Volker Schlöndorff s diary, writing by Jean Claude Carrière and Günter Grass, illustrated with archival stills.
- More extras to be announced!