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a serbian film invincibleIt is reported that the US distributor,  Invincible Pictures, will be releasing an uncut Limited Edition DVD of A Serbian Film. This will be the first uncut release featuring an English language friendly version.

Some reports suggest that the release will be DVD only but the Invincible Pictures website also lists a Blu-ray version.

The MPAA Unrated DVD will be released on 22nd May 2012.

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human centipede 2 uncutThe Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) is a 2011 Netherlands/UK horror by Tom Six.
With Laurence R Harvey and Ashlynn Yennie. See IMDb

The Uncut Version is now finally available online for:

Cut Releases

UK: Temporarily banned

  • Banned by the BBFC in June 2011.
  • Unbanned by the BBFC in October 2011 after 2:37s of BBFC cuts

Australia: Temporarily banned

  • Originally passed R18+ uncut by the Classification Board
  • Banned on appeal by the Review Board in November 2011. The appeal was requested by NSW Attorney General, Greg Smith
  • Unbanned by the Classification Board after 30s of cuts in December 2011

US: A pre-cut version is missing the barbed wire rape of the last girl in the chain. This is the version that has been available online for sometime now.

Summary Review: Sick Fantasy

Inspired by the fictional Dr. Heiter, disturbed loner Martin dreams of creating a 12-person centipede and sets out to realize his sick fantasy.

This is the type of movie you will either like or hate, I doubt there will be much in between. The film is quite shocking, but not the most outrageous of the genre.

Actor Laurence R Harvey is masterful as Martin yet doesn’t utter a single word of dialogue.

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a serbian film posterControversy looks set to reign at this year’s Raindance film festival after organisers announced they will screen a number of highly contentious films over the event’s 11-day run, which begins later this month.

Among the features that will show at the festival are first-time director Srdjan Spasojevic’s horror picture A Serbian Film, which has been noted for scenes involving paedophilia, necrophilia, rape and incest and was pulled from last month’s FrightFest.

Raindance appears to have found a way around the ban by billing the screening as a private event.

Meanwhile, Bruce La Bruce’s LA Zombie, dubbed the world’s first gay zombie porno, will also make an appearance. It made the news for being being banned in censorial Australia before it could be shown at the Melbourne international film festival. It has already screened at Locarno and Toronto.

Less contentious but with equally difficult subject matter is Five Daughters, a British film about the last weeks of the five women murdered in Ipswich in 2006.

Raindance’s founder and director, Elliot Grove, said the festival had a duty to screen films it believed in, and which deserved to be seen by the general public: It’s important to understand that these films weren’t programmed because people have dubbed them as ‘controversial’, he said. In many cases we’ve been following these films throughout the year, and before anybody even mentioned them as causing any supposed offence. We feel audiences have the right to pass their own judgement, and people know exactly what they are seeing.

For the second year in succession, Raindance will take place at the Apollo Cinema in Piccadilly Circus. It runs from 29 September to 10 October.

Meanwhile the Sun has fun with the ‘vile’ A Serbian Film

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sun newspaper logoA sick film which features graphic scenes of necrophilia, paedophilia and even the rape of a baby seconds after its birth, is to be screened at a London festival.

The movie, called A Serbian Film, has caused outrage with harrowing scenes involving the brutal rape of children and the murder of helpless women whose bodies are then violated. Many reviews have condemned the movie with one horror site writer comparing watching the movie to having (his) soul raped.

The BBFC demanded 49 cuts to the movie before it could be screened here. But organisers of the Raindance Festival have scheduled a private screening of the vile movie.

Screenwriter and director SRDJAN SPASOJEVIC attempted to defend the movie as an allegory for the horrific war crimes in his country’s recent history: This is a diary of our own molestation by the Serbian government… It’s about the monolithic power of leaders who hypnotise you to do things you don’t want to do. You have to feel the violence to know what it’s about.

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Salt DVD Angelina JolieSalt is a 2010 US spy thriller by Phillip Noyce. See IMDb

A re-edited version with an alternative ending was passed 15 uncut for:

  • UK 2010 Sony video version

The BBFC explained their rating:

SALT is an action espionage thriller starring Angelina Jolie as CIA agent Evelyn Salt. She is forced to go on the run after being accused by a defector of being a Russian deep-cover sleeper agent.

This is an extended version of a film that was classified 12A in the cinema and 12 on DVD for moderate violence and one use of strong language. Additional material present here meant this version of the film was classified 15 for strong violence.

The BBFC’s Guidelines at 12A’/’12 state that Moderate violence is allowed but should not dwell on detail. There should be no emphasis on injuries or blood, but occasional gory moments may be permitted if justified by the context. SALT includes several fast-paced fight scenes featuring moderate violence, with crunchy kicks and blows. In most scenes little is seen in terms of blood or injury detail but there are a few sequences of strong violence, including a woman being repeatedly beaten and smashed into a desk as she fights a dirty agent and a woman pulling a chain around a man’s neck to throttle him. The film also opens with a torture scene in which a plastic tube is forced into Salt’s mouth and filled with water, with some brief emphasis on her struggle. These stronger scenes exceed the terms of the 12A’/’12 Guidelines and are more appropriately placed at 15 where Violence may be strong but should not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury. The strongest gory images are unlikely to be acceptable. Strong sadistic or sexualised violence is also unlikely to be acceptable.

SALT also contains a single use of strong language that is neither aggressively delivered nor directed. This would have been permissible at 12A’/’12 where the Guidelines state that The use of strong language (for example, ‘fuck’) must be infrequent.

Previously the BBFC suggested the cuts for 12A for:

  • UK 2010 cinema release.

This film was originally shown to the BBFC in an unfinished version. The BBFC advised the company that the film was likely to receive a 15 classification but that the requested 12A certificate could be achieved by making cuts in six sequences in order to reduce a scene of torture, four violent scenes and a scene of strangulation. When the finished version of the film was submitted, all six scenes had been reduced acceptably and the film was classified 12A.

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Avatar DVD Sam WorthingtonAvatar is a 2009 CGI laden action adventure by James Cameron. See IMDb

James Cameron has re-inserted the Na’vi lovemaking scene. Cameron explained that he removed the scene for the initial theatrical run after getting a negative reaction from test audiences: I always felt that it was a good moment, so I wanted to put it back in,

Cameron described the lovemaking scene between Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana noting that it lasts all of about 20 seconds. It’s been restored, every last frame of it. Seriously. I would say, just so that we correctly manage people’s expectations, it does not change our rating at all. I would call it more of an alien foreplay scene. It’s not like they’re ripping their clothes off and going at it.

This Extended Version/Special Edition was passed 12A uncut for the 2010 cinema release. It runs 8 or 9 minutes longer than the original cinema release.

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Avatar is an extended version of a science fiction action adventure film. The film tells the story of a human who attempts to persuade the indigenous population of an alien planet to relocate by controlling a genetically cloned avatar with the outward appearance of one of the natives. The original version was classified 12A for moderate violence and intense battle scenes. This extended version has also been classified 12A, for the same reasons.

The BBFC’s Guidelines at 12A’/’12 state that Moderate violence is allowed but should not dwell on detail. There should be no emphasis on injuries or blood, but occasional gory moments may be permitted if justified by the context. AVATAR contains a number of battle scenes in which characters are killed or injured. We see some moderate violence, including sight of arrows piercing bodies, fight scenes where characters are heavily kicked or punched, and a fight scene between a man wearing a large metal body armour suit and a fantastical creature. However, these scenes do not generally feature gory images or strong detail and do not emphasise injuries or blood. Blows and sight of impacts are generally impressionistic or occur offscreen.

With regard to the intense battle scenes, the PG guidelines note that Frightening sequences should not be prolonged or intense. Fantasy settings may be a mitigating factor. The intense battle scenes towards the end of the film are both prolonged and intense and include scenes where the heroic characters are attacked or threatened. Although the context is clearly fantastical, the level of intensity may disturb a child aged around eight or older, meaning that the scenes are more appropriately placed at 12A.

Avatar also contains some moderate and mild language; occasional scenes showing an older character smoking, although the portrayal does not promote or glamorise smoking; a mild and oblique verbal drug reference and a very mild sex reference when a female character states that she and a male character are mated.

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The Director’s Cut UK Blu-ray is available at UK Amazon for release on 12th April 2010
The Director’s Cut US Blu-ray is available at US Amazon

Abiding Citizen Blu ray Gerard ButlerLaw Abiding Citizen is a 2009 US thriller by F Gary Gray

The US Unrated Version or Director’s Cut was passed 18 for the 2010 Technicolor Blu-ray

The Theatrical Version was passed 18 without cuts for the 2009 cinema release and 2010 Technicolor DVD

The additional material for the Director’s Cutis is mostly plot and dialogue, but the violent scenes, including the rape and torture, have been extended too.

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The BBFC explained the 18 rating:

Law Abiding Citizen is a thriller about a man who feels let down by the US justice system after his wife and daughter are murdered. The film has been classified at 18 for strong bloody violence, torture and sexual violence.

The film contains several scenes of strong violence, with a bloody and protracted stabbing in one instance. BBFC Guidelines at 15 state that violence may not dwell on the infliction of pain and injury. At least one of the scenes was judged to go beyond the scope of the Guidelines at 15. Other scenes imply strong violence, including torture, but in most instances the strong detail is not seen on screen. The film includes one scene of sexual violence, with the attack implied rather than portrayed.

Law Abiding Citizen contains a vigilante theme, with a man taking the concept of justice into his own hands and using violence against those who he judges to have failed him. This theme was also considered suitable only at 18. The BBFC Guidelines require caution with themes that appear to endorse illegal behaviour, such as violent revenge. In this instance there is some ambiguity as to how the vigilante is presented, with some dialogue references to the lack of wisdom of his choices, but this is counterbalanced with him being presented as a sympathetic character.

The film also includes frequent use of strong language.

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Thanks to GavinThe uncut UK Blu-ray is available at UK Amazon

Nico Above Blu ray Steven SeagalNico Above the Law is a 988 US/Hong Kong action film by Andrew Davis

Nico is now out on Blu-ray in the UK and it is fully uncut. Furthermore, on the disc, it retains its original correct title of Above the Law.

Strangely, the BBFC VFC number on the disc itself refers to the last official certification of the film from 1998, which was a pre-cut submission from Warner.

The BBFC confirmed this is not a legitimate release and will be withdrawn from sale shortly.

But as the Video Recordings Act isn’t in force at the moment this is perfectly legal until 11th December 2009.

It is sourced from the US Blu-ray (all Warner discs are Region Free and Blu-ray has the same specs worldwide, so its easy to use a US master for a UK release).

Previously the 1989 Warner video and 1998 Warner video/DVD were cut by 15s for an 18 certificate.

  1. During the fight in a bar towards the beginning of the film – when Seagal is searching for his niece – 6 secs of Seagal twice slamming his fist into a thugs nose has been removed.
  2. In the finale, when Seagal briefly fights Henry Silva, a 4 sec shot of Seagal breaking Silva’s arm – with a loud crunch – has been removed, but the subsequent neck break seems intact.