The Voyeur…Don’t tell the advert censor, but the ‘Complete Version’ of Tinto Brass’ Director’s Cut has been cut by the BBFC by 35s

Posted: 20 September, 2012 in BBFC cuts, New Releases
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Voyeur DVD Katarina Vasilissa The Voyeur is a 1994 Italy drama by Tinto Brass.
With Katarina Vasilissa, Francesco Casale and Cristina Garavaglia. See IMDb

UK: The Director’s Cut was passed 18 for strong sex and nudity after 35s of BBFC cuts for:

  • UK 2012 Argent Re-mastered R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 22nd October 2012

The cuts were made by the substitution of reframed or alternative shots. The BBFC commented:

  • Distributor chose to remove clear and explicit sexual detail (in this case vaginal penetration with a cigar) in order to achieve an 18 classification. An uncut R18 was available. R18s can only be sold in licensed sex shops.

Censorship History

UK: The shorter Producer’s Cut was passed 18 after 8s of BBFC cuts for:

  • UK 1998 Nouveaux VHS

US: The Director’s Cut is MPAA Unrated for:

Summary Review: Close to hardcore

At a college in Rome, a professor, nicknamed Dodo is in a deep depression. His stunningly beautiful wife has just left him for another man. Dodo wants her back very badly and has erotic daydreams about her. A beautiful young student in his class asks him for a ride home and seduces the lucky man, but still he wonders about his wife and her lover.

What is so unique about Brass’ films of this decade (and to a slightly lesser degree his 1980s films as well) is how they manage to combine eroticism with an explicitness that is close to hardcore porn, and that without ever looking seedy or overly stylish. Greatly supporting this effect are the music of Riz Ortolani and the excellent cinematography by Massimo Di Venanzo.

With L’Uomo che guarda Brass seems to be telling the porno makers: this is how a sex film can and should look like.

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