The Hunting Party…1971 USA / UK action western drama by Don Medford cut by the BBFC for UK DVD release on 20th April 2015

Posted: 11 March, 2015 in BBFC cuts
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Hunting Party DVD Gene Hackman The Hunting Party is a 1971 USA / UK action western drama by Don Medford.
Starring Oliver Reed, Candice Bergen and Gene Hackman. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb UK: Passed 18 for strong bloody violence, sexual violence after 2s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:

  • 2015 Media Sales/Final Cut Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 20th April 2015

TheBBFC commented:

  • Cut required to a scene of animal cruelty in which a horse is cruelly tripped.

Censorship History

The original cinema release was cut both in the UK and in the US. The US cuts required for an R rating seem to be less than the UK cuts. The US R rated version has been used as the basis for all DVD releases and was further cut in the UK for animal cruelty.

Promotional Material

Frank Calder (Oliver Reed), an outlaw leader, is dissatisfied with his wandering, shooting life and decides to better himself. He kidnaps Melissa Ruger (Candice Bergen), a substitute school teacher, and insists that she teach him how to read. Melissa s husband, Brandt (Gene Hackman), is a wealthy, sadistic man. When he discovers that his wife is missing, he gathers up a posse and sets out in pursuit. Armed with high powered rifles the pursuers pick off Calder s gang one by one. When all of Calder s gang have been killed Brandt hunts down Melissa and Calder for a final violent showdown.

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