Death Wish 2 and 3 Boxset Collection…Vigilante films by Michael Winner with Death Wish 2 still cut by the BBFC, just released on UK DVD

Posted: 30 November, 2014 in BBFC cuts, New Releases
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Death Wish Boxset Collection DVD Death Wish 2 & 3 Boxset Collection UK UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

  • 2014 Final Cut R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 24th November 2014

Death Wish 2 is a 1982 US vigilante film by Michael Winner.
With Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland and Vincent Gardenia. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Similarly and extensively cut by both theBBFC and for an MPAA R rating. All UK and US releasesare cut. Generally uncut in Europe though.Unless Final Cut resubmits the film then in fact the company’s last submission was the cut R Rated Version which the BBFC passed 18 for strong sexual violence without further BBFC cuts. This is actually longer than previous releases featuring the Unrated Version which was then cut by the BBFC as mentioned in the promotional material.

Death Wish 3 is a 1985 US vigilante film by Michael Winner.
With Charles Bronson, Deborah Raffin and Ed Lauter. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Uncut in the UK at the cinema and on this DVD but was previously cut for VHS.

Promotional Material


Death Wish 2—Paul Kersey is trying to pick up the pieces of his life in Los Angeles, California. His architectural business is successful, he has a new girlfriend and although his daughter hasn’t recovered from the trauma of her assault, she’s slowly becoming happier and learning to speak again. But peace is not destined to last and Kersey soon finds himself the victim of a petty crime when some street punks swipe his wallet, but this is only a light premonition of things to come. Not satisfied with the wallets contents, decides to escalate their crime to a home invasion. They break into Kersey’s home and when he tries to retaliate Kersey is viciously beaten and his maid is kicked to death. The punks kidnap his daughter and bring her to their hideout where they rape her,thereby causing her to commit suicide. Now Kersey has lost all faith in the justice system and offers no co-operation with local law enforcement. He has plans of his own for each of the thugs that assaulted his family…plans that include their premature deaths. ,P> This UK version is based on the UNRATED version, but was censored apporx. 3 mins. by the BBFC. Cuts were made only to the 2 rape scenes, Kersey’s daughter’s impalement is left intact.

Death Wish 3—He’s Judge, Jury andiExecutioner! Paul Kersey doesn’t seek out violence. It just seems to find him. But when it does… he’s not about to back down! Charles Bronson brings out the heavy artillery in this gun-blazing, no-holds-barred thriller! Road-worn and battle-weary, Kersey longs to leave his fighting days behind him. But when he arrives in New York to visit an old friend, he finds him brutally attacked and gasping for breath in a pool of blood! Now the silent avenger must wage war once more on the city’s punks, thugs and hoodlums. But this time he’s brought a small arsenal of guns, knives – and even a bazooka – to help him!


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