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John Wick: Chapter 2 Blu-rayJohn Wick: Chapter 2 is a 2017 USA action crime thriller by Chad Stahelski.
Starring Ruby Rose, Keanu Reeves and Bridget Moynahan. BBFC link IMDb

In this next chapter following the 2015 hit, legendary hitman John Wick [Keanu Reeves] is forced back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers.

Previously the UK cinema release suffered BBFC category cuts for a 15 rating. The BBFC commented at the time:

Company chose to reduce bloody injury detail in a suicide scene in order to obtain a 15 classification. Cuts made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An uncut 18 classification was available.

Presumably the cut UK Theatrical Version was then passed 16 for frequent strong bloody violence for cinema release in Ireland.

Now the Irish film censors at IFCO have revealed that the Uncut Version will be released on Home Video with an 18 rating. The IFCO websites notes that it has passed both the cut and uncut versions for 18 rated home video with the cut version noted with a PAL running time (suggesting DVD) and an NTSC running time for the uncut version (suggesting Blu-ray).

AS DVD and Blu-ray releases are generally shared with the UK, then we can assume that the uncut version will soon appear on the BBFC website.

I Drink Your Blood Blu-ray I Drink Your Blood is a 1970 USA horror by David E Durston (as David Durston).
Starring Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury, Jadin Wong and Rhonda Fultz. BBFC link IMDb UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence for:

  • 2017 88 Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 10th July 2017

Censorship History

Notably the first US movie awarded on MPAA X rating for 1970 cinema release. The distributors then screened it in various cut and uncut versions claiming an R rating. Uncut on US home video. Passed 18 uncut for the film’s first ever video release in 2017.

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A group of hippies wreak havoc on a small town and a young boy, whose grandfather and sister were attacked by them, decides to get even, with deadly results.

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Poster Fifty Shades Darker 2017 James Foley Fifty Shades Darker is a 2017 USA erotic romance by James Foley.
Starring Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan and Bella Heathcote. BBFC link IMDb

While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her.

The BBFC has just passed the cinema release as 18 uncut for strong sex. The BBFC adds in its Insight advice:

There is strong sex and nudity, along with the portrayal of erotic role play based on domination, submission and sado-masochistic practices. There are also strong verbal references to sexual activity.

As with the original film, the UK age rating is the most restrictive in the western world:

  • Australia: MA 15+ for strong sex scenes
  • Canada: 18A (British Columbia)
  • Germany: 16
  • Netherlands: 16
  • New Zealand: R18
  • Portugal: M/16
  • USA: R for strong erotic sexual content, some graphic nudity, and language

However the distributors will be fretting that the film doesn’t seem to be getting banned around the rest of the world. All other countries reported so far are going for uncut 18 to 21 ratings.

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multiple maniacsMultiple Maniacs is a 1970 USA crime comedy horror by John Waters.
Starring Divine, David Lochary and Mary Vivian Pearce. BBFC link IMDbUK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex references, sexual violence with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

  • 2016 cinema release

UK Censorship History

Heavily cut by the BBFC on grounds of blasphemy for 1990 18 rated VHS. A restored version was passed 18 uncut with previous cuts waived for 2016 cinema release.

The previous BBFC cuts were:

  • Cut to remove an entire supposedly blasphemous sequence set in a church in which a male transvestite buggered himself with a rosary. The shots of the transvestite were intercut with footage of Christ moving through the Stations of the Cross.

Summary Notes

The travelling sideshow ‘Lady Divine’s Cavalcade of Perversions’ is actually a front for a group of psychotic kidnappers, with Lady Divine herself the most vicious and depraved of all – but her life changes after she gets raped by a fifteen-foot lobster…

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Henry Portrait Serial Killer AnniversaryHenry Portrait of a Serial Killer is a 1986 USA crime horror biography by John McNaughton.
Starring Michael Rooker, Tracy Arnold and Tom Towles. IMDbUS: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2016 MPI 30th Anniversary Edition RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 6th December 2016

UK Censorship History

Heavily cut by the BBFC in varying ways until 2003 when the Director’s Cut was passed 18 uncut. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US. Cutting Edge header 1 Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

Gavin Salkeld’s Cutting Edge Episode 17:
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

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Undeniably one of the most harrowing American films of the 20th century, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer hits Blu-ray with a restoration that cements its reputation as a shocking, thought-provoking nightmare-plunge into the depths of the human soul.

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Exterminator 2 Blu ray Robert Ginty Exterminator 2 is a 1984 USA action crime thriller by Mark Buntzman.
Starring Robert Ginty, Mario Van Peebles and Deborah Geffner. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong gore, violence after previous BBFC cuts waived for:

  • 2016 101 Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 10th October 2016
  • 2016 101 Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 10th October 2016

UK Censorship History

Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. Further cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema release in 1984 and the follow up VHS.The BBFC cuts were waived for 2016 18 rated DVD.

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Promotional Material

For the first time available in the UK on Blu-Ray.

John Eastland (Robert Ginty) is back and hes cleaning up the urban jungle again but this time, hes going to do it right.

When his brother is fried alive by The Exterminator during a hold-up attempt, the satanic X (Mario Van Peebles) and his gang decides to get even and eliminate The Exterminator. The marauders unleash a campaign of violence and barbarism and, as they terrify the populace, it appears they may be invincible. But they make a terrible mistake they cripple The Exterminators girlfriend and its a mistake they quickly regret.

Donning an Army jacket and metal mast and arming himself with his flamethrower, The Exterminator takes to the wheel of his garbage truck and sets to clear out the city of its malignant human refuse. In a confrontation of all-consuming fury, the warlords meet their match

Extras:

  • · Reversible sleeve
  • · Poster
  • · Interview with William Sachs (writer)
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absurd Absurd is a 1981 Italy horror by Joe D’Amato (as Peter Newton).
Starring George Eastman, Annie Belle and Charles Borromel. BBFC link IMDb UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong gore, violence after previous BBFC cuts waived for:

  • 2016 88 Films video

UK Censorship History

BBFC cuts were required for an 18 rated 1983 cinema release. Later banned as a video nasty in 1983. The BBFC waived their cuts for an uncut 18 rated home video release in 2016. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

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Summary Notes

A priest comes to a small town to help get rid of a monster whose blood coagulates very fast. This creates problems as the monster is very hard to kill and then decides to go on a killing spree of its own.