Nico Above the Law is a 988 US/Hong Kong action film by Andrew Davis
Nico is now out on Blu-ray in the UK and it is fully uncut. Furthermore, on the disc, it retains its original correct title of Above the Law.
Strangely, the BBFC VFC number on the disc itself refers to the last official certification of the film from 1998, which was a pre-cut submission from Warner.
The BBFC confirmed this is not a legitimate release and will be withdrawn from sale shortly.
But as the Video Recordings Act isn’t in force at the moment this is perfectly legal until 11th December 2009.
It is sourced from the US Blu-ray (all Warner discs are Region Free and Blu-ray has the same specs worldwide, so its easy to use a US master for a UK release).
Previously the 1989 Warner video and 1998 Warner video/DVD were cut by 15s for an 18 certificate.
- During the fight in a bar towards the beginning of the film – when Seagal is searching for his niece – 6 secs of Seagal twice slamming his fist into a thugs nose has been removed.
- In the finale, when Seagal briefly fights Henry Silva, a 4 sec shot of Seagal breaking Silva’s arm – with a loud crunch – has been removed, but the subsequent neck break seems intact.