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Ballerina DVD Ballerina (aka Leap!) is a 2016 France / Canada children’s musical cartoon by Eric Summer and Éric Warin.
Starring Elle Fanning, Dane DeHaan and Maddie Ziegler. BBFC link IMDb

Set in 1879 Paris. An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house.

UK:  A cut Edited Version was passed U uncut for mild threat for:

UK:  The Uncut Version was passed PG for infrequent mild bad language for:

  • 2017 Entertainment One video

The BBFC Insight includes the following comment about the PG rated version that is not in the U rated version.

There is a single use of mild bad language (‘bitch’) in the lyrics of a song playing in the background of one scene.

Localised versions have been released for the UK and US and this may explain the different U and PG rated versions.

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Alexander Ultimate Anniversary Blu ray UltraViolet Alexander, The Ultimate Cut is a 2014 film by Oliver Stone.
Starring Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie and Val Kilmer.US: The Ultimate Cut is MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2014 Warner Home Video [Theatrical Version + Ultimate Cut] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 3rd June 2014

Version History

Exists in 4 versions: Theatrical Version, Director’s Cut, Final Cut and Ultimate Cut.

Director Oliver Stone spoke of this new Ultimate Cut:

On Alexander, I released a shorter version [in theaters] because of Warner Brothers issues. And I [was] also rushed. [When] I released the director’s cut — it wasn’t called a director’s cut . It was called The Final Cut because [earlier] there was a rushed director’s cut that I was responsible for. My third version three years later in 2007 was called A Final Cut and I actually added forty some odd minutes — which I think makes the film better.

I’ve been asked by Warner Brothers because they did so well with The Final Cut . They actually sold more than a million copies. They’ve asked me to go back next year and do a fourth version.

I want to cut it down now because I added too much. I want it to come back a little bit. There’s some trimming [needed].

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Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Alexander! Collectible 10th-anniversary edition includes the never-before-seen Ultimate Cut, The Art of Alexander photo book and insightful filmmaker correspondence. Based on the life of Alexander the Great, the epic historical drama is directed by Oliver Stone and features Colin Farrell in the title role. Two versions of the film will be included in this release – the theatrical cut and the forthcoming “Ultimate Cut.” Also included is the brand New documentary The Real Alexander and the World He Made which reveals how Alexander the Great’s vision of uniting East and West helped shape our modern world, and illuminates how different our lives might have been had his empire not fractured upon his untimely death at the age of 32.

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Good Day Hard Blu ray A Good Day To Die Hard is a 2013 USA action thriller by John Moore.
With Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
The R rated Theatrical Version was cut for a 12A but restored to an uncut 15 for home video. There is also an Extended Version with a longer car chase.

UK: The Extended Cut was passed 15 uncut for strong language and violence for:

  • UK 2013 [Theatrical + Extended] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 10th June 2013.

UK: The US Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language and violence for:

  • UK 2013 [Theatrical + Extended] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 10th June 2013.
  • UK 2013 [Theatrical only] R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 10th June 2013.

There is also a US release

UK Censorship History

 

UK: Passed 12A for strong language and violence after advised category cuts were implemented for:

  • UK 2013 cinema release

The BBFC commented:During post-production, the distributor sought and was given advice on how to secure the desired classification. Following this advice, certain changes were made prior to submission

This work was originally seen for advice in an unfinished form. The company was advised that the film was likely to receive a 15 certificate but that their preferred 12A classification could be achieved by making a number of cuts to both language and visuals. When the finished version of the film was submitted for formal classification, edits had been made:

  • to reduce the number of uses of strong language (both fuck and motherfucker) and
  • to reduce sequences of bloody violence, including blood sprays when characters are shot in the head, and punches to restrained individuals.

The formal submission was consequently rated ’12A’.

UK:  The US Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language and violence for home video.
Promotional Material

Iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, for the first time, finds himself on foreign soil after travelling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack. With the Russian underworld in pursuit, and battling a countdown to war, the two McClanes discover their opposing methods make them unstoppable heroes.

Special Features:

  • Feature–Theatrical and on Blu-ray the Extended Versions
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Making It Hard To Die
  • Anatomy of a Car Chase
  • Two of a Kind
  • Back In Action
  • The New Face of Evil
  • Pre-Vis Segments
  • VFX Sequences
  • Storyboards
  • Concept Art Galleries
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Audio Commentary by Director John Moore and First Assistant Director Mark Cotone
  • Maximum McClane