The Equalizer… reveals the category cuts applying to the just released UK DVD and Blu-ray

Posted: 13 February, 2015 in BBFC cuts
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The Equalizer Blu ray Denzel Washington The Equalizer is a 2014 USA action crime thriller by Antoine Fuqua.
Starring Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas and Chloë Grace Moretz. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb UK: Passed 15 for strong bloody violence after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

TheBBFC previously commented:

  • This work was originally seen for advice. The company was advised that the film was likely to receive an 18 certificate but that their preferred 15 classification could be achieved by making cuts to reduce the violence in two scenes. When the finished version of the film was submitted for formal classification, edits had been made to reduce sequences of violence, including detail of a stabbing with a corkscrew and a garroting. The formal submission was consequently rated 15.

See pictorial cuts from . 4 scenes were cut:

  • A cork screw is shown jammed into Tevi’s moith but the British cut version omits it being pushed into his skull. It also omits a reaction shot where Tevi stares at the killer while blood flows out of his mouth.
  • The British version deletes two heavy punches to the head of a construction worker.
  • A Russian mercenary is garroted with a wire and shots showing blood escaping from the wound have been deleted
  • A gangster is killed with a garden blade and the British Version reduces the sight of the blade sticking out from either side of the victim’s neck.

However Kamyar comments about the UK Blu-ray release:

I just bought the UK Bluray and by what I saw nothing was cut. All the corkscrew stabbing were intact including the one right through the chin into the mouth. It was like watching a slasher movie.

Promotional Material

McCall (Denzel Washington) has put his mysterious past behind him and is dedicated to living a new, quiet life. But when he meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.

Additional Material:

  • The Equalizer – Bd Added Value [Additional Material]
  • The Equalizer – DVD Added Value [Additional Material]
  • The Equalizer – Added Value – Vengeance Mode [Additional Material]

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