The BBFC are currently reviewing the complete collection of official James Bond Films set to be released as 50th Anniversary Blu-Ray box set called Bond 50.
See UK 2012 MGM RB Blu-ray [Bond 50 Collection] at UK Amazon released on 24th September 2012.
Another notable change to BBFC ratings is that Diamonds Are Forever has uprated from PG to 12 with the consumer advice: Contains moderate language, violence and threat
Diamonds Are Forever: UK Censorship History
Passed A (PG) after BBFC cuts for:
The BBFC cinema cuts were:
- The fight in the lift between Peter Franks and Bond was reduced to remove blows and sound effects.
- Bond squirting the fire extinguisher into Frank’s face was reduced in length.
- Bond menacing Mr Kidd with a broken brandy bottle was trimmed. It’s so brief in the film, one wonders what was cut, but my guess is that the actual grabbing and breaking of the bottle was cut, leaving just the footage of Bond throwing the liquid onto Kidd’s arms. Perhaps what little focus there is on the weapon was deemed a more serious imitability issue back then.
- Footage of the ablaze Mr Kidd running across the deck screaming and climbing up onto the railing, as he throws himself overboard was removed, leaving just the shot of him hitting the water. When shown on TV, this scene is usually cut similarly.
Passed PG uncut after film cuts were restored for:
- UK 2008 MGM R2 DVD at UK Amazon
- UK 2007 20th Century Fox R2 DVD
- UK 2006 MGM R2 DVD
- UK 2003 MGM R2 DVD
- UK 2003 MGM VHS
- UK 1992 Warner VHS
- UK 1987 Warner VHS
Passed 12 uncut for moderate language, violence and threat for:
- UK 2012 MGM RB Blu-ray [Bond 50 Collection]