Cuts of the Year…A list of the 41 films and videos cut by the BBFC and distributors in 2014

Posted: 2 January, 2015 in BBFC cuts
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House Hill Naidra Dawn Thomson Cut of the year: House on the Hill

7 minutes and 12 seconds of compulsory BBFC cuts for

House on the Hill is a 2012 USA crime horror by Jeff Frentzen.
Starring Naidra Dawn Thomson, Shannon Leade and Stephen AF Day. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb Summary Notes

Based on a true story, HOUSE ON THE HILL is a true crime melodrama with strong horror elements, chronicling the outrageous 1980s murder spree of serial killer Leonard Lake, who would target, kidnap, rob and kill people — and even whole families. Sonia, the only survivor of Lake’s killing spree, teams up with a private investigator to help him locate a woman who disappeared into Lake’s compound. In the process, Sonia recounts the horrors of the house, where Lake and his accomplice would force her to videotape the killings.

UK: Passed 18 for strong violence, sexual violence after 7:12s ofBBFC compulsory cuts for:

  • 2014 Lighthouse Digital Media video

TheBBFC commented:

  • Cuts required to remove or reduce scenes of sexual and sexualised violence. Cuts required in line with BBFC Guidelines, policy and the Video Recordings Act 1984.

Sexy Battle Girls Region NTSC Runner Up: Sexy Battle Girls

6 minutes and 50 seconds of compulsory BBFC cuts for

Sexy Battle Girls is a 1986 Japan action film by Mototsugu Watanabe.
Starring Kyôko Hashimoto, Ayumi Taguchi and Yutaka Ikejima. BBFC link IMDb Summary Notes

Mirai, a high school girl, is transferred to an upscale private girls school. She soon finds out the school not only cultivates young minds, but also supplies young bodies to rich politicians. Moreover, the school’s headmaster ripped apart her family. She undergoes special training, and fights her way to sweet revenge!

UK: Passed 18 for strong sex, nudity, sexual violence after 6:50s ofBBFC compulsory cuts for:

  • 2014 Salvation Films [Subtitled] video

TheBBFC commented:

  • Cuts required to scenes of sexual violence. Cuts required in accordance with BBFC Guidelines, policy and the Video Recordings Act 1984.

Soulmate Anna Walton Most Talked About Cuts of 2014: Soulmate

Soulmate is a 2013 UK mystery by Axelle Carolyn.
Starring Anna Walton, Tom Wisdom and Tanya Myers. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for providing details that may assist suicide. Uncut in the US.

Summery Notes:

Widowed Audrey retreats to an isolated Welsh cabin after a failed suicide attempt, to recuperate. Still haunted by the tragic death of her husband and struggling with her psychosis, she begins to hear strange noises.

UK: Passed 15 for strong violence, gore after 2:33s ofBBFC cuts for:

The BBFC cuts were:

  • Cuts were required to remove a detailed focus on a particular suicide technique.

See  pictorial cuts details from  movie-censorship.com . The distributors deleted the entire pre-credits scene depicting a suicide. The distributors had in fact 3 options:

  • No cuts and the film would be banned
  • 16s of cuts to remove just the vertical cutting details of the suicide but leaving the suicide otherwise in place. This would then have been 18 rated. (Suicide in films for under 18s is a very sensitive area these days).
  • Deleting the suicide film entirely resulted in a 15 rating.

See article from starburstmagazine.com :

The BBFC demanded 16 seconds be removed from the two and a half minute scene in order to be granted a rating, but the required edits ended up masticating the opening to such an extent Carolyn decided it would be better to just remove it entirely rather than risk it coming across as precisely the kind of watered down, almost romanticised portrayal of suicide she was intentionally trying to avoid. As this was by far the most graphic scene of the whole film, without it the rating ended up downgraded to a 15.

Compulsory Cuts by the BBFC (ie not related to distributor requested category cuts)

9 films and videos suffered compulsory BBFC cuts

Battle Girls: Time Paradox (sexualised cartoon character depicting under 16yo)
Found
(erect penis during a scene of sexual violence)
Gun Woman
(sexual violence)
House on the Hill
(sexual violence)
Ninja: Shadow of a Tear
(animal cruelty)
Sexy Battle Girls
(sexual violence)
Soulmate
(suicide technique)
The Spanish Chainsaw Massacre
(sexual violence)
Video Nasties: the Definitive Guide 2
(animal cruelty cuts to a compilation of trailers, not the feature documentary)

The Full 2014 Cuts List

41 (non-porn) films and videos were cut by the BBFC and/or by the distributor in 2014.

Aindhaam Thalaimurai Sidha Vaidhiya Sigamani
Battle Girls: Time Paradox
The Equalizer
Found
Govindudu Andarivadele
Gun Woman
Hercules
Horns
House on the Hill
I’m a Porn Star
The Inbetweeners 2
The John Cena Experience
Kaththi
Kingsman: the Secret Service
The Love Punch
The Maze Runner
Mr Fraud
My Dog the Champion
Naan Sigappu Manithan
Nimirndhu Nil
Ninja: Shadow of a Tear
Paul Zerdin – No Strings
Pompeii
Poojai
Pop Party 13
Pudsey the Dog: the Movie
Punjab 1984
Queen
Rummy
Sapthamashree Thaskaraha
Sexy Battle Girls
Soulmate
The Spanish Chainsaw Massacre
Step Up: All In
Taken 3
A Tiger’s Tail
Veeram
Video Nasties: the Definitive Guide 2
Viking Adventures From the British Museum
A Walk Among the Tombstones
The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

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