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Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC...

Latest classification decisions


Link Here 24th March 2019
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BBFC decisions on 21 March 2019

After Life

After Life is a 1998 Japan fantasy drama by Hirokazu Koreeda.
Starring Arata Iura, Erika Oda and Susumu Terajima. BBFC link IMDb

Tick Small PG Small UK: Passed PG uncut for mild sex references ( 118:42s ) :
  • 2019 cinema release

Summary Notes

After people die, they spend a week with counselors, also dead, who help them pick one memory, the only memory they can take to eternity. They describe the memory to the staff who work with a crew to film it and screen it at week's end; eternity follows. 22 dead arrive that week, assigned to three counselors and a trainee. One old man cannot find a memory, so he watches videotape of his life. Others pick their memory quickly, and the film crew gets right to work. The trainee, 18-year-old Shiori, helps a teenage girl choose a memory other than Disneyland. The youthful staff have a secret and feelings, too, which play out, especially Shiori's affection for her mentor, Mochizuki

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night is a 2019 filmed performance by Corentin Leconte. BBFC link

Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong sex references, nudity ( 189:36s ) :
  • 2019 cinema release

Where Hands Touch

Where Hands Touch is a 2018 UK war romance by Amma Asante.
Starring Abbie Cornish, Amandla Stenberg and George MacKay. BBFC link IMDb

Tick Small 12A Small UK: Passed 12A uncut for disturbing scenes, moderate violence, sex, sexual threat, discrimination ( 121:40s ) :
  • 2019 cinema release

Summary Notes

Germany 1944: 15-year old Leyna (Amandla Stenberg), daughter of a white German mother and a black father, lives in fear due to the color of her skin. When she meets Lutz (George MacKay), the son of a prominent SS officer and a member of the Hitler Youth - mandatory for all Aryan boys since 1936 - the two fall helplessly in love, putting both their lives at risk. An original coming of age story through the eyes of a bi-racial teen as she witnesses the persecution of Jews and those deemed 'non-pure'.

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BBFC decisions on 21 March 2019

Everybody in Our Family

Everybody in Our Family is a 2012 Romania / Netherlands drama by Radu Jude.
Starring Serban Pavlu, Sofia Nicolaescu and Gabriel Spahiu. BBFC link IMDb

Tick Small 18 Small UK: Passed 18 uncut for very strong language ( 106:51s ) :
  • 2019 Second Run DVD video

Summary Notes

Marius is a divorced man in his late thirties. His five year-old daughter Sofia lives with her mother, which causes Marius a deep frustration. On the day Marius arrives to take his daughter on their annual holiday, he is told that she is ill but he doesn't believe it and insists to take her with him. The situation soon gets out of control with all the family taking part in a web of humor, violence, childish songs, police interventions and love statements.

Where Hands Touch

Where Hands Touch is a 2018 UK war romance by Amma Asante.
Starring Abbie Cornish, Amandla Stenberg and George MacKay. BBFC link IMDb

Tick Small 12 Small UK: Passed 12 uncut for disturbing scenes, moderate violence, sex, sexual threat, discrimination ( 121:36s ) :
  • 2019 Spirit Entertainment [16:9] video

Summary Notes

Germany 1944: 15-year old Leyna (Amandla Stenberg), daughter of a white German mother and a black father, lives in fear due to the color of her skin. When she meets Lutz (George MacKay), the son of a prominent SS officer and a member of the Hitler Youth - mandatory for all Aryan boys since 1936 - the two fall helplessly in love, putting both their lives at risk. An original coming of age story through the eyes of a bi-racial teen as she witnesses the persecution of Jews and those deemed 'non-pure'.

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BBFC decisions on 21 March 2019

Don't Go

Don't Go is a mystery drama by David Gleeson.
Starring Stephen Dorff, Melissa George and Simon Delaney. BBFC link

Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, sex ( 88:01s ) :
  • 2019 Signature Entertainment VoD

Seven in Heaven

Seven in Heaven is a USA horror by Chris Eigeman.
Starring Jacinda Barrett, Gary Cole and Haley Ramm. BBFC link IMDb

Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong threat, injury detail ( 94:01s ) :
  • 2019 Universal Studios Limited VoD

Summary Notes

Sixteen-year-old Jude discovers that each and every one of his fears is true.

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BBFC decisions on 21 March 2019

American Idol

American Idol is a reality music TV episode
Starring Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 17, Episode 1 Passed PG for mild bad language (82:25s)
  • Season 17, Episode 2 Passed PG for mild sex references, drug references, language (82:44s)
  • Season 17, Episode 3 Passed PG for mild sex references, language, brief references to domestic violence (81:50s)
  • Season 17, Episode 4 Passed U for very mild bad language, bereavement references (80:58s)
  • Season 17, Episode 5 Passed PG for mild bad language, suicide references (81:44s)

Doctor Who

Doctor Who - the Macra Terror is a Sci-Fi drama by John Davies.
Starring Patrick Troughton, Anneke Wills and Michael Craze. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Episode 1, the Macra Terror Animated Episode 1 (black & White Version) Passed U for mild threat (24:13s)
  • Episode 3, the Macra Terror Passed PG for mild threat (24:34s)
  • Episode 4, the Macra Terror Passed PG for mild threat (25:10s)

Doctor Who the Macra Terror

Doctor Who the Macra Terror is a animation Sci-Fi drama by John Davies.
Starring Patrick Troughton, Anneke Wills and Michael Craze. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Episode 1, the Macra Terror Passed PG for mild threat (24:13s)
  • Episode 2, the Macra Terror Animated Episode 2 (black & White Version) Passed PG for mild threat (23:59s)
  • Episode 2, the Macra Terror Passed PG for mild scary scenes (24:00s)
  • Episode 3, the Macra Terror Animated Episode 3 (black & White Version) Passed PG for mild threat (24:35s)
  • Episode 4, the Macra Terror Animated Episode 4 (black & White Version) Passed PG for mild threat (25:12s)

Historia De Un Crimen: Colosio

Historia De Un Crimen: Colosio is a crime drama by Hiromi Kamata.
Starring Everardo Arzate, Alejandro Cuétara and Jorge A Jimenez. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 1, El Candidato Passed 15 for scenes of real violence, strong language (48:25s)
  • Season 1, Episode 2, ¿quién Fue? Passed 15 for strong violence, injury detail, language (41:14s)
  • Season 1, Episode 3, El Fiscal Passed 15 for strong language (45:08s)
  • Season 1, Episode 4, Bala Perdida Passed 15 for strong violence, injury detail (39:49s)
  • Season 1, Episode 5, El Reloj Passed 15 for strong violence, injury detail, language (45:30s)
  • Season 1, Episode 6, Yo Lo Maté Passed 12 for infrequent strong language, moderate bloody image (39:02s)
  • Season 1, Episode 7, Bienvenida a Lomas Taurinas Passed 15 for strong violence, language (43:47s)

Victoria

Victoria is a drama by Geoffrey Sax and Chloe Thomas.
Starring Jenna Coleman, Tom Hughes and Nicholas Audsley. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 3, Episodes 1-8 Passed 12 for moderate violence, sex references (365:27s)
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BBFC decisions on 21 March 2019

WWE: John Cena

WWE: John Cena - Hustle, Loyalty, Respect is a sport video
Starring John Cena. BBFC link

Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong wrestling violence ( 352:55s ) :
  • 2019 Fremantlemedia Enterprise video
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The Stinky and Dirty Show!

The Stinky and Dirty Show! - Season 2, Part 3 is a children's cartoon adventure
Starring Issac Ryan Brown (voice), Jet Jurgensmeyer (voice) and Darin De Paul (voice). BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 2, Episode 1, the Last Melon Passed U for no material likely to offend or harm (22:43s)
  • Season 2, Episode 2, Scaredy Brave Passed U for no material likely to offend or harm (22:34s)
  • Season 2, Episode 3, the Never Ending Race Passed U for no material likely to offend or harm (22:34s)
  • Season 2, Episode 4, Seeing Eye Stinky Passed U for no material likely to offend or harm (22:28s)
  • Season 2, Episode 5, Honk, You're It Passed U for no material likely to offend or harm (22:38s)
  • Season 2, Episode 6, the Stinky and Shmirty Show Passed U for no material likely to offend or harm (22:41s)
  • Season 2, Episode 7, a Sweepy Surprise Passed U for no material likely to offend or harm (22:34s)

The Stolen Princess

The Stolen Princess is a animation fantasy adventure by Oleh Malamuzh.
Starring Daniel J Edwards (voice), Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld (voice) and Jake Paque (voice). BBFC link

Tick Small PG Small UK: Passed PG uncut for mild violence, threat ( 90:51s ) :
  • 2019 Spirit Entertainment video
Preview Coming Soon

BBFC decisions on 21 March 2019

Trailers:
  • The Angry Birds Movie 2
  • Pm Narendra Modi
  • The Secret Life of Pets 2
  • Toy Story 4

Life After Flash

Additional Material:

  • Life After Flash - Special Features [Additional Material]

 

 

Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC...

Pet Sematary


Link Here 22nd March 2019
film Cinema

BBFC decisions on 20 March 2019

Pet Sematary

Pet Sematary is a 2019 USA horror by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer.
Starring Jason Clarke, John Lithgow and Amy Seimetz. BBFC link IMDb

Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, gore, threat ( 100:40s ) :
  • 2019 cinema release

Summary Notes

Louis Creed, his wife Rachel and their two children Gage and Ellie move to a rural home where they are welcomed and enlightened about the eerie 'Pet Sematary' located near their home. After the tragedy of their cat being killed by a truck, Louis resorts to burying it in the mysterious pet cemetery, which is definitely not as it seems, as it proves to the Creeds that sometimes, dead is better.

Shazam!

Shazam! is a 2019 USA action Sci-Fi fantasy by David F Sandberg.
Starring Zachary Levi, Djimon Hounsou and Michelle Borth. BBFC link IMDb

Tick Small 12A Small UK: 2D and 3D versions passed 12A uncut for moderate violence, threat, horror, innuendo, bleeped strong language ( 131:32s ) :
  • 2019 cinema release

Summary Notes

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's case, by shouting out one word - SHAZAM! - this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult superhero Shazam.

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BBFC decisions on 20 March 2019

Cale Szczescie

Cale Szczescie is a 2019 Poland comedy by Tomasz Konecki.
Starring Roma Gasiorowska, Piotr Adamczyk and Maksymilian Balcerowski. BBFC link IMDb

Tick Small 12A Small UK: Passed 12A uncut for infrequent strong language, moderate sex references, brief violence ( 109:12s ) :
  • 2019 cinema release
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All at Sea

All at Sea is a documentary video by Roger Sargent.
Starring Peter Doherty, Michael 'Miggles' Bontemps and Miki Beavis. BBFC link

Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language ( 30:49s ) :
  • 2019 Eudaimonism [16:9] video

Beyond the Sky

Beyond the Sky is a 2018 USA Sci-Fi mystery thriller by Fulvio Sestito.
Starring Ryan Carnes, Jordan Hinson and Claude Duhamel. BBFC link IMDb

Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language ( 82:24s ) :
  • 2019 Altitude Film Distribution video

Summary Notes

While shooting a documentary to expose the lies of alien abductees, a provocative filmmaker and his crew encounter a young woman with a dark secret who leads them to uncover a disturbing truth.

Additional Material:
  • Beyond the Sky - Making Of [Additional Material]

The Big Clock

The Big Clock is a 1948 USA crime mystery thriller by John Farrow.
Starring Ray Milland, Maureen O'Sullivan and Charles Laughton. BBFC link IMDb

Tick Small PG Small UK: Passed PG uncut for mild violence, sex references ( 95:23s ) :
  • 2019 Arrow Film Distributors [16:9] video

Summary Notes

When powerful publishing tycoon Earl Janoth commits an act of murder at the height of passion, he cleverly begins to cover his tracks and frame an innocent man whose identity he doesn't know but who just happens to have contact with the murder victim. That man is a close associate on his magazine whom he enlists to trap this "killer" - George Stroud. It's up to George to continue to "help" Janoth, to elude the police and to find proof of his innocence and Janoth's guilt.

Blue Note Records

Blue Note Records - Beyond the Notes is a 2018 documentary movie by Sophie Huber.
Starring Ambrose Akinmusire, Art Blakey and John Coltrane. BBFC link

Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language ( 110:50s ) :
  • 2019 Eagle Rock Entertainment [16:9] video

The Kid

The Kid is a 2019 USA western biography by Vincent D'Onofrio.
Starring Chris Pratt, Leila George and Vincent D'Onofrio. BBFC link IMDb

Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, language ( 96:04s ) :
  • 2019 Lionsgate UK / Lionsgate International (UK) - (HE) [Part Subtitled] video

Summary Notes

The story of a young boy who witnesses Billy the Kid's encounter with Sheriff Pat Garrett.

Additional Material:
  • The Kid - the Making of the Kid [Additional Material]

Lancaster Skies

Lancaster Skies is a 2019 UK action war drama by Callum Burn.
Starring Rosa Coduri, Kris Saddler and Vin Hawke. BBFC link IMDb

Tick Small PG Small UK: Passed PG uncut for mild bad language, threat, injury detail ( 98:26s ) :
  • 2019 Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment video

Summary Notes

Douglas, a broken, solitary, Spitfire Ace, must overcome his past to lead a Lancaster bomber crew in the pivotal aerial war over Berlin, in 1944.

 

On the Basis of Sex

On the Basis of Sex is a 2018 USA biography by Mimi Leder.
Starring Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer and Justin Theroux. BBFC link IMDb

Tick Small 12 Small UK: Passed 12 uncut for infrequent strong language ( 115:05s ) :
  • 2019 Entertainment One UK video

Summary Notes

The story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights and what she had to overcome in order to become a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

Additional Material:
  • On the Basis of Sex - DVD Extras [Additional Material]
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BBFC decisions on 20 March 2019

Kojey Radical Feat. Kz

Kojey Radical Feat. Kz - 25 is a TV episode by Taz Tron Delix.
Starring Kojey Radical and Kz. BBFC link

Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language ( 5:02s ) :
  • 2019 Warner Music UK VoD
TV Censorship TV on DVD

BBFC decisions on 20 March 2019

Historia De Un Crimen: Colosio

Historia De Un Crimen: Colosio is a crime drama by Hiromi Kamata.
Starring Everardo Arzate, Alejandro Cuétara and Jorge A Jimenez. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 1, El Candidato Passed 15 for scenes of real violence, strong language (48:25s)
  • Season 1, Episode 2, ¿quién Fue? Passed 15 for strong violence, injury detail, language (41:14s)
  • Season 1, Episode 3, El Fiscal Passed 15 for strong language (45:08s)
  • Season 1, Episode 4, Bala Perdida Passed 15 for strong violence, injury detail (39:49s)
  • Season 1, Episode 5, El Reloj Passed 15 for strong violence, injury detail, language (45:30s)
  • Season 1, Episode 6, Yo Lo Maté Passed 12 for infrequent strong language, moderate bloody image (39:02s)
  • Season 1, Episode 7, Bienvenida a Lomas Taurinas Passed 15 for strong violence, language (43:47s)

Pitching In

Pitching In is a comedy drama by Reece Dinsdale and Noreen Kershaw.
Starring Larry Lamb, Caroline Sheen and Craig Russell. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episodes 1-3 Passed PG for mild bad language, sex references, underage drinking (130:05s)
  • Season 1, Episodes 4-5 Passed PG for mild bad language, sex references (86:29s)
Preview Coming Soon

BBFC decisions on 20 March 2019

Trailers:
  • Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man
  • Gloria Bell
  • High Life
  • Jesse James the Unstoppable Outlaw
  • Monty Python's Life of Brian
  • Out of Blue
  • Pet Sematary
  • Take That Greatest Hits Live
  • Woman at War

 

 

Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC...

Latest classification decisions


Link Here 21st March 2019
film Cinema

BBFC decisions on 19 March 2019

Arctic

Arctic is a 2018 Iceland drama by Joe Penna.
Starring Mads Mikkelsen and Maria Thelma Smáradóttir. BBFC link IMDb

Tick Small 12A Small UK: Passed 12A uncut for infrequent strong language, moderate threat, injury detail ( 97:43s ) :
  • 2019 cinema release

Summary Notes

A man stranded in the Arctic is finally about to receive his long awaited rescue. However, after a tragic accident, his opportunity is lost. He must then decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his camp or to embark on a deadly trek through the unknown for potential salvation.

The Crossing

The Crossing is a 2018 China drama by Bai Xue.
Starring Gang Jiao, Elena Kong and Kai Chi Liu. BBFC link IMDb

Tick Small 12A Small UK: Passed 12A uncut for infrequent strong language, moderate sex references, threat ( 99:30s ) :
  • 2019 cinema release

Summary Notes

Studying in Hong Kong but living in Shenzhen (the port city of Mainland China), Peipei has spent 16 years in her life travelling between these two cities. To realize the dream of seeing snow in Japan with her bestie, Peipei joins a smuggling gang and uses her student identity to smuggle iPhones from Hong Kong to Mainland. Her family life and friendships begin to fall apart. The daily life of Peipei starts to get out of control.

More Than Blue

More Than Blue is a 2018 Taiwan romance by Gavin Lin.
Starring Jasper Liu, Ivy Yi-Han Chen and Bryan Shu-Hao Chang. BBFC link IMDb

Tick Small 12A Small UK: Passed 12A uncut for infrequent strong language, moderate sex references ( 106:26s ) :
  • 2019 cinema release

Summary Notes

Cream, a bright personality with a dark streak somehow manages to make a connection with the secretive K. As high school classmates, they share their loneliness, get close quickly, and fill the emptiness in each other. Cream moves into K's place and they depend on each other like a family or lovers. Years go by, and K works for a record company and Cream becomes a lyricist, but they still live together, neither a couple nor friends. Diagnosed with leukemia, K is hesitant to reveal his illness because he does not want to hurt Cream by leaving her alone. Not knowing any of this, Cream starts dating another man, eventually accepting his marriage proposal.

Wheely

Wheely is a 2018 Malaysia / Maldives / Brunei / Djibouti family animation comedy by Yusry Abd Halim (as Yusry Abdul Halim).
Starring Barbara Goodson, Chris Jai Alex and Ogie Banks. BBFC link IMDb

Tick Small PG Small UK: Passed PG uncut for mild bad language, threat ( 89:54s ) :
  • 2019 cinema release

Summary Notes

After a really bad crash, Wheely was demoted from a rookie racer to a downtown cabbie with a mountain of debt and a bruised ego. The cause of the accident is no other than Putt Putt, his philosophical/Feng Shui practitioner fan turned to-best friend. Everything was fine until Wheely fell "head-over-wheels" over Bella, a supermodel from the upper echelons of society. To make things worse...she's got a boyfriend! Luckily for Wheely, Bella finds his street smart, ghetto-like, funny-guy character appealing.... but just before he gets the chance to get to know her better, her stuck-up boyfriend Ben, gets in the way. And that's not all.... Wheely's faced with an even bigger problem when his dream girl gets car-napped by a global syndicate masterminded by an 18-wheeler truck, Kaiser.

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BBFC decisions on 19 March 2019

Kesari

Kesari is a 2019 India action war drama by Anurag Singh.
Starring Akshay Kumar, Parineeti Chopra and Suvinder Vicky. BBFC link IMDb

Cut Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 for strong violence, injury detail after 24s of compulsory BBFC cuts ( 149:52s ) :
  • 2019 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Compulsory cuts required to remove sight of real animal cruelty (cockfighting).

Summary Notes

The story of a Sikh warrior who participates in the Battle of Saragarhi while yearning for the respect of his estranged daughter.

Super Deluxe

Super Deluxe is a 2019 India action drama by Thiagarajan Kumararaja.
Starring Vijay Sethupathi, Fahadh Faasil and Samantha Ruth Prabhu. BBFC link IMDb

Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for very strong language, strong sexual threat ( 175:35s ) :
  • 2019 cinema release

Summary Notes

An unfaithful newly-wed wife, an estranged father, a priest and an angry son suddenly find themselves in the most unexpected predicaments, each poised to experience their destiny, all on one fateful day.

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BBFC decisions on 19 March 2019

Beautiful Stranger

Beautiful Stranger is a 1954 UK / USA crime mystery drama by David Miller.
Starring Ginger Rogers, Herbert Lom and Stanley Baker. BBFC link IMDb

BBFC cuts were required for an 'A" rating for 1954 cinema release.

Tick Small PG Small UK: Passed PG uncut for mild violence, threat ( 89:14s ) :
  • 2019 Network video

Summary Notes

Johnny Victor is in love with an international businessman, Louis Galt, who is actually the head of a syndicate that mints illegal coins for the Continental market. But she soon learns that Galt has been deceiving her and has no intentions of divorcing his wife. So she meets Pierre Clemont, a potter, and falls for him (onscreen and off). Into this little slice of life comes Emil Landosh, a confidence man, and he steals a bracelet that Galt had given Victor and uses it to pay a debt. Enter a twist-of-fate (the US title that describes the film a lot better than the UK title, which is not unusual for films going from America to England but seldom vice-versa), and it ends up in Galt's hands. Strained credibility aside since many, many films depend on beating the coincidental odds, Galt assumes that Landosh is Victor's lover, and this isn't a good assumption on his part since Landosh kills him and then makes it appear as if Victor and Clermont did the deed.

Code of the West

Code of the West is a 1947 USA western by William Berke.
Starring James Warren, Debra Alden and John Laurenz. BBFC link IMDb

BBFC cuts were required for an 'U" rating for 1947 cinema release.

Tick Small U Small UK: Passed U uncut for mild violence ( 56:37s ) :
  • 2019 Screenbound Pictures video

Summary Notes

Knowing the railroad is coming, Carter is after the rancher's land. Bob and Chito return just in time to save Banker Stockton and his money from Carter's men. When Stockton then lends the ranchers money, Carter has them burned out. Bob knows Carter is responsible and when Carter's henchman Saunders is recognized, Bob goes into action.

Cold Pursuit

Cold Pursuit is a 2019 UK / Norway / USA action thriller by Hans Petter Moland.
Starring Emmy Rossum, Liam Neeson and Laura Dern. BBFC link IMDb

Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence ( 113:48s ) :
  • 2019 Studio Canal video

Summary Notes

Quiet family man and hard-working snowplow driver Nels is the lifeblood of a glitzy resort town in the Rocky Mountains because he is the one who keeps the winter roads clear. He and his wife live in a comfortable cabin away from the tourists. The town has just awarded him "Citizen of the Year." But Nels has to leave his quiet mountain life when his son is murdered by a powerful drug lord. As a man who has nothing to lose he is stoked by a drive for vengeance. This unlikely hero uses his hunting skills and transforms from an ordinary man into a skilled killer as he sets out to dismantle the cartel. Nels' actions ignite a turf war between a manically unpredictable gangster known as Viking and a rival gang boss. Justice is served in one final spectacular confrontation that will leave (almost) no one unscathed.

The Favourite

The Favourite is a 2018 Ireland / UK / USA historical comedy biography by Yorgos Lanthimos.
Starring Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz. BBFC link IMDb

Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for very strong language, strong sex ( 114:33s ) :
  • 2019 Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent. [16:9] video

Summary Notes

Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen's companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.

Additional Material:
  • The Favourite - DVD Moving Menus [Additional Material, Menu]
  • The Favourite - Deleted Scenes [Additional Material]
  • The Favourite [Additional Material, Audio Description]
  • The Favourite - Unstitching the Costume Drama [Additional Material]

Glass

Glass is a 2019 USA Sci-Fi mystery thriller by M Night Shyamalan.
Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Sarah Paulson and James McAvoy. BBFC link IMDb

Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for infrequent strong violence, bloody images ( 123:54s ) :
  • 2019 Buena Vista Home Entertainment [Part Subtitled] video

Summary Notes

Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb's superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.

Grace and Goliath

Grace and Goliath is a 2018 UK drama by Tony Mitchell.
Starring Emy Aneke, Savanna Burney Keatings and Jo Donnelly. BBFC link IMDb

Tick Small PG Small UK: Passed PG uncut for mild innuendo, upsetting scenes ( 132:56s ) :
  • 2019 Cinemagic. video
 

On the Basis of Sex

On the Basis of Sex is a 2018 USA biography by Mimi Leder.
Starring Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer and Justin Theroux. BBFC link IMDb

Tick Small 12 Small UK: Passed 12 uncut for infrequent strong language ( 115:05s ) :
  • 2019 Entertainment One UK video

Summary Notes

The story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights and what she had to overcome in order to become a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

Additional Material:
  • On the Basis of Sex - DVD Extras [Additional Material]
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BBFC decisions on 19 March 2019

Aliens Exposed

Aliens Exposed is a documentary TV episode by J Michael Long. BBFC link

Tick Small 12 Small UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate injury detail ( 60:39s ) :
  • 2019 The Orchard VoD

Grand-daddy Day Care

Grand-daddy Day Care is a comedy TV episode by Ron Oliver.
Starring Danny Trejo, Reno Wilson and Roxana Ortega. BBFC link

Tick Small 12 Small UK: Passed 12 uncut for infrequent drug references ( 95:59s ) :
  • 2019 Universal Studios Limited VoD

Third Eye Spies

Third Eye Spies is a documentary TV episode by Lance Mungia. BBFC link

Tick Small PG Small UK: Passed PG uncut for drug references, mild bad language ( 115:02s ) :
  • 2019 The Orchard VoD
TV Censorship TV on DVD

BBFC decisions on 19 March 2019

American Idol

American Idol is a reality music TV episode
Starring Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 17, Episode 1 Passed PG for mild bad language (82:25s)
  • Season 17, Episode 2 Passed PG for mild sex references, drug references, language (82:44s)
  • Season 17, Episode 3 Passed PG for mild sex references, language, brief references to domestic violence (81:50s)
  • Season 17, Episode 4 Passed U for very mild bad language, bereavement references (80:58s)
  • Season 17, Episode 5 Passed PG for mild bad language, suicide references (81:44s)

Murdoch Mysteries

Murdoch Mysteries is a crime drama by Gary Harvey, Harvey Crossland, Alison Reid...
Starring Yannick Bisson, Hélène Joy and Thomas Craig. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 12, Episodes 1-18 Passed 15 for strong violence, injury detail (761:57s)

Pitching In

Pitching In is a comedy drama by Reece Dinsdale and Noreen Kershaw.
Starring Larry Lamb, Caroline Sheen and Craig Russell. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episodes 1-3 Passed PG for mild bad language, sex references, underage drinking (130:05s)
  • Season 1, Episodes 4-5 Passed PG for mild bad language, sex references (86:29s)

Star Trek: Discovery

Star Trek: Discovery is a Sci-Fi drama by Hanelle M Culpepper.
Starring Ethan Peck, Anson Mount and Sonequa Martin-Green. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 2, Episode 10, the Red Angel Passed 15 for brief strong injury detail, threat (48:00s)
  • Season 2, Episode 9, Project Daedalus Passed 12 for moderate violence, threat, gory images (53:20s)

Top Gear

Top Gear - Extra Gear is a documentary TV episode by Jon Richards.
Starring Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 26, Episode 1, Extra Gear Passed PG for mild bad language (24:06s)
  • Season 26, Episode 1 Passed PG for mild bad language (59:19s)
  • Season 26, Episode 2, Extra Gear Passed U for very mild bad language (24:27s)
  • Season 26, Episode 2 Passed 12 for bleeped strong language (61:55s)
  • Season 26, Episode 3, Extra Gear Passed U for very mild bad language (24:35s)
  • Season 26, Episode 3 Passed 12 for moderate bad language (57:44s)
  • Season 26, Episode 4, Extra Gear Passed PG for mild bad language (24:10s)
  • Season 26, Episode 4 Passed 12 for rude gestures (58:50s)
  • Season 26, Episode 5, Extra Gear Passed PG for mild bad language (23:51s)
  • Season 26, Episode 5, N/a Passed 12 for moderate sex references (60:56s)
Preview Coming Soon

BBFC decisions on 19 March 2019

Trailers:
  • Aladdin
  • Avengers Endgame
  • The Favourite
  • Ma
  • The Stolen Princess

Wreck It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet

Additional Material:

  • Wreck It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet - Bonus [Additional Material]

 

 

Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC...

The Grand Duel


Link Here 20th March 2019
film Cinema

BBFC decisions on 18 March 2019

Ash is Purest White

Ash is Purest White is a 2018 China / France / Japan romance by Zhangke Jia.
Starring Tao Zhao, Fan Liao and Yi'nan Diao. BBFC link IMDb

Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence ( 135:43s ) :
  • 2019 cinema release

Summary Notes

A story of violent love within a time frame spanning from 2001 to 2017.

Pain and Glory

Pain and Glory  (Dolor y gloria) is a 2019 Spain drama by Pedro Almodóvar.
Starring Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas and Asier Etxeandia. BBFC link IMDb

Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for drug misuse ( 113:15s ) :
  • 2019 cinema release

Summary Notes

A film director reflects on the choices he's made in life as past and present come crashing down around him.

Styx

Styx is a 2018 Germany / Austria drama by Wolfgang Fischer.
Starring Susanne Wolff, Gedion Oduor Wekesa and Felicity Babao. BBFC link IMDb

Tick Small 12A Small UK: Passed 12A uncut for moderate threat ( 94:55s ) :
  • 2019 cinema release

Summary Notes

"Styx" depicts the transformation of a strong woman torn from her contented world during a sailing trip. When she becomes the only person to come to the aid of a group of refugees shipwrecked on the high seas, she is shown the limits of her importance and of the empathy of her cultural milieu. She is left slipping impotently from one nightmare to the next, and by the end she is forced to recognize that there is no way to counter the cruelties of real life. Only chance can save her.

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BBFC decisions on 18 March 2019

The Grand Duel

The Grand Duel (aka Storm Rider) is a 1972 Italy / West Germany / France western by Giancarlo Santi.
Starring Lee Van Cleef, Alberto Dentice and Jess Hahn. BBFC link IMDb

All UK releases are cut for a horse fall. The film was rated 18 in 1988 and 15 since 2008. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Storm Rider

Cut Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 for strong violence, sexualised nudity after 5s of compulsory BBFC cuts ( 93:36s ) :
The BBFC commented:
  • Compulsory cut required to remove sight of a horse being tripped and falling onto its head and neck.

Promotional Material

The Grand Duel is an archetypal spaghetti western which boasts many of the genre s classic hallmarks including action-packed gunfights, wild stunts and an impressive climactic showdown...

Genre stalwart Lee Van Cleef (The Big Combo, Day of Anger) stars as a gnarled ex-sheriff called Clayton who comes to the aid of young Philipp Wermeer (Alberto Dentice), a fugitive framed for the murder of a powerful figure called The Patriarch. Clayton helps Philipp fend off attacks from bounty hunters in a series of thrilling shootouts before the two make their way to Jefferson to confront three villains known as the Saxon brothers, and reveal who really killed The Patriarch.

A complex tale of revenge penned by prolific giallo writer Ernesto Gastaldi (Torso, The Case of the Scorpion's Tail), The Grand Duel benefits from a beguiling central performance from Lee Van Cleef and assured helmsmanship from Giancarlo Santi (assistant director to Sergio Leone on The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West). Add to this brew a memorable and tuneful score by composer Luis Bacalov (Django, Milano Calibro 9) and the stage is set for one of the grandest of all the Italian westerns.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • New 2K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-rayTM (1080p) presentation
  • Uncompressed mono 1.0 LPCM audio
  • Original English and Italian soundtracks, titles and credits
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • New audio commentary by film critic, historian and theorist Stephen Prince
  • An Unconventional Western, a newly filmed interview with director Giancarlo Santi
  • The Last of the Great Westerns, a newly filmed interview with screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi
  • Cowboy by Chance, an interview with the actor Alberto Dentice AKA Peter O'Brien
  • Out of the Box, a newly filmed interview with producer Ettore Rosboch
  • The Day of the Big Showdown, a newly filmed interview with assistant director Harald Buggenig
  • Saxon City Showdown, a newly filmed video appreciation by the academic Austin Fisher
  • Original Italian and international theatrical trailers
  • Extensive image gallery featuring stills, posters, lobby cards and home video sleeves, drawn from the Mike Siegel Archive and other collections
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matt Griffin
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Kevin Grant and original reviews
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    Last Breath

    Last Breath is a 2018 UK documentary by Richard da Costa and Alex Parkinson.
    Starring BBFC link IMDb

    Tick Small 12 Small UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate threat, infrequent strong language ( 85:53s ) :
    • 2019 Dogwoof Pictures VoD

    Summary Notes

    A deep sea diver is stranded on the seabed with 5 minutes of oxygen and no hope of rescue. With access to amazing archive this is the story of one man's impossible fight for survival.

    Law and Order

    Law and Order is a 1932 USA western by Edward L Cahn.
    Starring Walter Huston, Harry Carey and Raymond Hatton. BBFC link IMDb

    Tick Small PG Small UK: Passed PG uncut for mild violence, language ( 71:36s ) :
    • 2019 Universal Studios Limited VoD

    Summary Notes

    Traveling west, former peace officer Frame Johnson and his three friends arrive in Tombstone, a lawless town controlled by the three Northrup brothers. Preceded by his reputation, the town Council tries to get him to take the job of Marshal. He says he will not wear a badge again but seeing the ruthless Northrup murders he accepts. After a killing on both sides, although outnumbered, Johnson and his two remaing friends head to the OK Corral for a shoot out with the two remaining Northrups and their men.

    Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj

    Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj [Volume 2, Parts 1-6] is a TV series by Richard A Preuss.
    Starring Hasan Minhaj. BBFC link

    Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language ( 160:16s ) :
    • 2019 Netflix Services UK Limited VoD
    TV Censorship TV on DVD

    BBFC decisions on 18 March 2019

    American Gods

    American Gods is a mystery fantasy drama by Christopher J Byrne.
    Starring Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane and Yetide Badaki<. BBFC link

    Featured Material:

    • Season 2, Episode 1, House on the Rock Passed 15 for strong language, bloody violence (53:53s)
    • Season 2, Episode 2, the Beguiling Man Passed 18 for strong violence, gory images (52:55s)

    Dc Showcase: Superman/shazam!: The Return of Black Adam

    Dc Showcase: Superman/shazam!: The Return of Black Adam is a animation fantasy video by Joaquim Dos Santos.
    Starring Zach Callison (voice), James Garner (voice) and Josh Keaton (voice). BBFC link

    Featured Material:

    • Season 1, Episode 1, Superman/shazam: Return of Black Adam Passed PG for mild fantasy violence (23:28s)
    • Season 1, Episode 2, the Spectre Passed 15 for strong violence (12:15s)
    • Season 1, Episode 3, Green Arrow Passed 15 for strong violence (11:38s)
    • Season 1, Episode 4, Jonah Hex Passed 12 for moderate violence (12:28s)

    Krypton

    Krypton is a fantasy drama by Ciaran Donnelly.
    Starring Cameron Cuffe, Georgina Campbell and Shaun Sipos. BBFC link

    Featured Material:

    • Season 1, Episode 10, the Phantom Zone Passed 12 for moderate fantasy threat, violence (40:47s)
    • Season 1, Episode 2, House of El Passed 15 for strong violence (41:19s)
    • Season 1, Episode 3, the Rankless Initiative Passed 12 for moderate violence, threat, rude gesture (40:25s)
    • Season 1, Episode 4, the Word of Rao Passed 12 for moderate fantasy violence (41:26s)
    • Season 1, Episode 5, House of Zod Passed 12 for moderate violence (40:29s)
    • Season 1, Episode 6, Civil Wars Passed 12 for moderate violence, threat (41:22s)
    • Season 1, Episode 7, Transformation Passed 12 for moderate violence, threat, injury detail (40:31s)
    • Season 1, Episode 8, Savage Night Passed 12 for implied strong language, moderate violence (41:28s)
    • Season 1, Episode 9, Hope Passed 12 for moderate violence, threat (40:35s)

    Riverdale

    Riverdale is a drama by Tawnia McKiernan.
    Starring KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart and Camila Mendes. BBFC link

    Featured Material:

    • Season 3, Episode 13, Chapter Forty-eight: Requiem For a Welterweight Passed 12 for moderate boxing violence, bloody images (42:36s)
    • Season 3, Episode 14, Chapter Forty-nine: American Dream Passed 12 for moderate violence, injury detail (42:25s)
    • Season 3, Episode 15, Chapter Fifty: American Dreams Passed 15 for strong violence, moderate sex (42:41s)
    • Season 3, Episode 16, Chapter Fifty-one: Big Fun Passed 12 for bloody images, moderate sex references, language (42:33s)

    Romance is a Bonus Book

    Romance is a Bonus Book is a drama by Not Known.
    Starring John-SUk Lee and Nayoung Lee. BBFC link

    Featured Material:

    • Season 1, Episode 10 Passed PG for mild bad language, injury detail (64:43s)
    • Season 1, Episode 11 Passed PG for infrequent mild bad language (63:34s)
    • Season 1, Episode 12 Passed 12 for suicide references (61:18s)
    • Season 1, Episode 13 Passed U for very mild bad language (60:55s)
    • Season 1, Episode 14 Passed PG for infrequent mild bad language, sex references (62:36s)
    • Season 1, Episode 15 Passed 12 for brief suicide references (60:42s)
    • Season 1, Episode 16 Passed PG for upsetting scenes (60:40s)
    • Season 1, Episode 7 Passed PG for mild bad language (62:35s)
    • Season 1, Episode 8 Passed 12 for infrequent strong language, moderate sex references (65:51s)
    • Season 1, Episode 9 Passed 12 for moderate injury detail (61:01s)
    • Season 1 Passed 12 for infrequent strong language, moderate sex references, injury detail, suicide (1003:51s)

    Top Gear

    Top Gear - Extra Gear is a documentary TV episode by Jon Richards.
    Starring Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid. BBFC link

    Featured Material:

    • Season 26, Episode 1, Extra Gear Passed PG for mild bad language (24:06s)
    • Season 26, Episode 1 Passed PG for mild bad language (59:19s)
    • Season 26, Episode 2, Extra Gear Passed U for very mild bad language (24:27s)
    • Season 26, Episode 2 Passed 12 for bleeped strong language (61:55s)
    • Season 26, Episode 3, Extra Gear Passed U for very mild bad language (24:35s)
    • Season 26, Episode 3 Passed 12 for moderate bad language (57:44s)
    • Season 26, Episode 4, Extra Gear Passed PG for mild bad language (24:10s)
    • Season 26, Episode 4 Passed 12 for rude gestures (58:50s)
    • Season 26, Episode 5, Extra Gear Passed PG for mild bad language (23:51s)
    • Season 26, Episode 5, N/a Passed 12 for moderate sex references (60:56s)
    Preview Coming Soon

    BBFC decisions on 18 March 2019

    Trailers:
    • Avengers: Endgame
    • A Dog's Journey
    • Head Full of Honey
    • Pain & Glory
    • Spy Cat
    • Storm Rider
    • The Sun is Also a Star
    • Wheely

     

     

    Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC...

    Cannibals and Carpet Fitters, Curse of the Scarecrow, The Order


    Link Here 19th March 2019
    film Cinema

    BBFC decisions on 15 March 2019

    Amazon Adventure

    Amazon Adventure is a 2017 Canada / UK / Brazil drama by Mike Slee.
    Starring Calum Finlay, Begê Muniz and Ed Birch. BBFC link IMDb

    Tick Small PG Small UK: 3D version passed PG uncut for mild injury detail ( 45:34s ) :
    • 2019 cinema release

    Summary Notes

    This film tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates' fascinating 11 year journey through the visually stunning and bio-diverse Amazon rainforest. As a young man, Bates risks his life for science in the 1850's.

    America's Musical Journey

    America's Musical Journey is a 2019 music documentary movie by Greg MacGillivray.
    Starring Jonathan Batiste, Aloe Blacc and Lil Buck. BBFC link

    Tick Small U Small UK: Passed U uncut for no material likely to offend or harm ( 39:56s ) :
    • 2019 cinema release

    Bel Canto

    Bel Canto is a 2018 USA romance by Paul Weitz.
    Starring Julianne Moore, Ken Watanabe and Sebastian Koch. BBFC link IMDb

    Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence ( 100:52s ) :
    • 2019 cinema release

    Summary Notes

    A world-renowned opera singer becomes trapped in a hostage situation when she's invited to perform for a wealthy industrialist in South America.

    Dumbo

    Dumbo is a 2019 USA family fantasy by Tim Burton.
    Starring Eva Green, Alan Arkin and Colin Farrell. BBFC link IMDb

    Tick Small PG Small UK: 2D and 3D versions passed PG uncut for mild threat, brief violence ( 111:48s ) :
    • 2019 cinema release

    Summary Notes

    Holt was once a circus star, but he went off to war and when he returned it had terribly altered him. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) hires him to take care of Dumbo, a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him the laughing stock of the struggling circus troupe. But when Holt's children discover that Dumbo can fly, silver-tongued entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), and aerial artist Colette Marchant (Eva Green) swoop in to make the little elephant a star.

    video Film on DVD

    BBFC decisions on 15 March 2019

    Cannibals and Carpet Fitters

    Cannibals and Carpet Fitters is a 2017 UK comedy horror by James Bushe.
    Starring Darren Sean Enright, Richard Lee O'Donnell and Zara Phythian. BBFC link IMDb
     

    Tick Small 18 Small UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence, gory images ( 79:14s ) :
    • 2019 High Fliers Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 20th May 2019

    Summary Notes

    A group of carpet fitters are sent on a job to an old Country house in the middle of nowhere. However they soon discover it's a trap set up by the savage, cannibalistic family, The Hannings. The carpet fitters are forced to fight for their lives or risk ending up being the evenings dinner. Unfortunately they are not quite your typical heroes!

    Curse of the Scarecrow

    Curse of the Scarecrow is a 2018 UK horror by Louisa Warren.
    Starring Kate Lister, Louisa Warren and Cassandra French. BBFC link IMDb

    Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, violence, threat, bloody images ( 84:38s ) :
    • 2019 High Fliers Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 22nd April 2019

    Summary Notes

    After witnessing their parents murder as infants, June and Carl have held a deadly secret throughout their entire lives, a secret that none will believe. Years later, June is back to investigate the family home after her estranged brother Carl's mysterious suicide. As she walks the grounds, and inhabits the house, June learns that the Scarecrow who came to take her family is walking once again and is seeking revenge on the town.

    Additional Material:
    • Curse of the Scarecrow [Additional Material]
     

    If Beale Street Could Talk

    If Beale Street Could Talk is a 2018 USA crime romance by Barry Jenkins.
    Starring KiKi Layne, Stephan James and Regina King. BBFC link IMDb

    Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for infrequent very strong language, strong sex ( 114:10s ) :
    • 2019 Entertainment One UK video

    Summary Notes

    Baldwin's novel "follows Tish, a newly engaged Harlem woman who races against the clock to prove her lover's innocence while carrying their first born child. It's a celebration of love told through the story of a young couple, their families, and their lives."

    Additional Material:
    • If Beale Street Could Talk - DVD Extras [Additional Material, Audio Commentary With Director Barry Jenkins]

    The Order

    The Order is a 2006 Italy adult mystery by Francesco Fanelli.
    Starring Roberta Gemma, Marsha Lord and Black Diamond. BBFC link IMDb

    Tick Small 18 Small UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex, nudity ( 79:32s ) :
    • 2019 Salvation Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 11th March 2019

    Promotional Material

    The carefree holiday of a young couple is upset by an unexpected meeting with a vagrant who persuades the girl (Roberta Gemma) to accept an old wooden box as a gift when she later opens it she finds it contains an antique jewelled medallion which she puts on. The medallion is cursed and brings Roberta under the evil influence of a satanic cult and their charismatic leader who slowly draws out and exploits Roberta s dark sexual nature. UK Premiere.

    Extras: Stills gallery, Original trailer, Salvation trailers.

    The Running Man

    The Running Man is a 1963 UK / USA crime thriller by Carol Reed.
    Starring Laurence Harvey, Lee Remick and Alan Bates. BBFC link IMDb

    Tick Small PG Small UK: Passed PG uncut for mild violence, threat, sex references, language ( 104:06s ) :
    • 2019 Arrow Film Distributors video

    Summary Notes

    Hard up and with a grudge against insurance companies, English pilot Rex Black fakes his death and meets up with his wife and the money in Malaga, Spain when things have quieted down. But when the insurance investigator turns up, Rex starts a game of cat-and-mouse.

    Sunburn

    Sunburn is a 2018 Portugal gay romance by Vicente Alves do Ó.
    Starring Ricardo Pereira, Oceana Basílio and Nuno Pardal. BBFC link IMDb

    Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong sex, language ( 92:17s ) :
    • 2019 TLA Releasing [Subtitled] video

    Summary Notes

    Four friends. One swimming pool. One house. One phone call. One question - What if the love of our life came back 10 years after everything was over?

    Sunset Pass

    Sunset Pass is a 1946 USA western by William Berke.
    Starring James Warren, Nan Leslie and John Laurenz. BBFC link IMDb

    Tick Small U Small UK: Passed U uncut for infrequent mild violence ( 59:55s ) :
    • 2019 Screenbound Pictures [Full Frame] video

    Summary Notes

    Rocky and Chito have the money they were protecting stolen. Using an unusual hoof print to identify one of the robbers, Rocky arrests Ash Preston. When Rocky is shot, Ash helps him recover. Chito finds the stolen money and Rocky lets Ash, having quit the gang, return it to clear himself. But Ash's ex-partner Cinnabar has a bank robbery planned and to get everyone out of town, he sends then gunning for Ash claiming he is a murderer.

    Wanderer of the Wasteland

    Wanderer of the Wasteland is a 1945 USA western by Wallace Grissell and Edward Killy.
    Starring James Warren, Richard Martin and Audrey Long. BBFC link IMDb

    BBFC cuts were required for a 'U' rated cinema release in 1945.

    Tick Small U Small UK: Passed U uncut for very mild violence ( 67:11s ) :
    • 2019 Screenbound Pictures [Full Frame] video

    Summary Notes

    Adam Larey is looking for the killer of his father when he was a boy. His only clue is a brand and he finds it when he runs into the Collinshaws. When he learns that Jim Collinshaw, now an old man and an invalid is the one, he is unable to kill him and leaves. But Eliot then kills Collinshaw and blames Adam and Adam finds himself in jail charged with the murder.

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    BBFC decisions on 15 March 2019

    The Belly of the Whale

    The Belly of the Whale is a crime drama by Morgan Bushe.
    Starring Lewis MacDougall, Pat Shortt and Lauren Kinsella. BBFC link

    Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for very strong language, strong bloody violence, drug misuse ( 82:50s ) :
    • 2019 Wildcard Distribution Limited VoD

    A Boy Called Sailboat

    A Boy Called Sailboat is a drama by Cameron Nugent.
    Starring JK Simmons, Jake Busey and Noel Gugliemi. BBFC link

    Tick Small 12 Small UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate sex references ( 82:42s ) :
    • 2019 The Movie Partnership VoD

    Kaafi Filmy

    Kaafi Filmy is a comedy TV episode by Omar Iyer.
    Starring Angad Singh Ranyal. BBFC link

    Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language ( 52:45s ) :
    • 2019 Amazon Media EU S.à r.l. VoD

    A Rough Draft

    A Rough Draft is a Sci-Fi thriller by Sergey Mokritskiy.
    Starring Nikita Volkov, Severija Janusauskaite and Vilen Babichev. BBFC link

    Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, bloody images ( 110:56s ) :
    • 2019 The Movie Partnership VoD

    Swiped

    Swiped is a drama by Ann Deborah Fishman.
    Starring Noah Centineo, Kendall Sanders and Nathan Gamble. BBFC link

    Tick Small 12 Small UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate sex references ( 93:21s ) :
    • 2019 Content Media Corporation INTL. VoD
    TV Censorship TV on DVD

    BBFC decisions on 15 March 2019

    Baptiste

    Baptiste is a crime drama by Jan Matthys.
    Starring Tcheky Karyo, Tom Hollander and Clare Calbraith. BBFC link

    Featured Material:

    • Season 1, Episode 5, Lucy, Series 1, Episode 5 Passed 15 for strong language, violence, bloody images (57:15s)
    • Season 1, Episode 6 Passed 15 for strong language, bloody images (56:03s)
    • Season 1, Episodes 1-2 Passed 15 for strong violence, gory images, threat, language (111:37s)
    • Season 1, Episodes 3-4 Passed 15 for strong violence, threat, language (115:03s)

    Cheat

    Cheat is a drama by Louise Hooper.
    Starring Katherine Kelly, Molly Windsor and Tom Goodman-Hill. BBFC link

    Featured Material:

    • Season 1, Episodes 1-4 Passed 15 for strong language, sex, sex, references, violence, crime scene images (180:59s)

    Rupaul's Drag Race

    Rupaul's Drag Race is a reality TV episode
    Starring RuPaul, Jovan Bridges and Jose Cancel. BBFC link

    Featured Material:

    • Season 11, Episode 1, Whatcha Unpackin? Passed 15 for strong language (61:48s)
    • Season 11, Episode 2, Good God Girl, Get Out Passed 15 for strong language (61:21s)
    • Season 11, Episode 3 Passed 15 for strong language (61:06s)

    Rupaul's Drag Race: Untucked!

    Rupaul's Drag Race: Untucked! is a reality TV episode
    Starring RuPaul and Miley Cyrus. BBFC link

    Featured Material:

    • Season 11, Episode 1 Passed 15 for strong language (20:27s)
    • Season 11, Episode 2 Passed 15 for strong language (20:08s)
    • Season 11, Episode 3 Passed 15 for strong language (20:32s)

    This Time With Alan Partridge

    This Time With Alan Partridge is a comedy video
    Starring Steve Coogan and Felicity Montagu. BBFC link

    Featured Material:

    • Season 1, Episode 1, N/a Passed 15 for implied very strong language (29:14s)
    • Season 1, Episode 2 Passed 15 for strong language (29:22s)
    • Season 1, Episode 3 Passed 12 for moderate sex references (29:23s)

    White Gold

    White Gold is a comedy video
    Starring Ed Westwick, James Buckley and Joe Thomas. BBFC link

    Featured Material:

    • Season 2, Episode 1, the Past Does Not Equal the Future Passed 15 for strong language, sex references (28:43s)
    • Season 2, Episode 2, Episode 2 Passed 15 for strong sex references, language (28:10s)
    Preview Coming Soon

    BBFC decisions on 15 March 2019

    Trailers:
    • 303 Squadron - Trailer
    • Amazon Adventure
    • Beyond the Sky
    • Brightburn
    • Cannibals and Carpet Fitters
    • Galveston
    • Loro
    • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
    • Penance
    • Swinging Safari
    • Tom Baker Penguin Book Trailer

    Doctor Who

    Additional Material:

    • Doctor Who - the Leisure Hive [Additional Material, Audio Commentary, Season 1, Episode 4]
    • Doctor Who - the Leisure Hive [Additional Material, Audio Commentary, Season 1, Episode 3]
    • Doctor Who - the Leisure Hive [Additional Material, Audio Commentary, Season 1, Episode 2]
    • Doctor Who - the Leisure Hive [Additional Material, Audio Commentary, Season 1, Episode 1]
    • Doctor Who - the Keeper of Traken [Additional Material, Audio Commentary, Episode 4]
    • Doctor Who - the Keeper of Traken [Additional Material, Audio Commentary, Episode 3]
    • Doctor Who [Additional Material, Studio Clocks Compilation For Season 18]
    • Doctor Who [Additional Material, Season 18 Blu-ray Trailer 'galactic Glitter Tours']
    • Doctor Who [Additional Material, Behind the Sofa: State of Decay]
    • Doctor Who - the Keeper of Traken [Additional Material, Audio Commentary, Episode 2]
    • Doctor Who - the Keeper of Traken [Additional Material, Audio Commentary, Episode 1]
    • Doctor Who - State of Decay [Additional Material, Audio Commentary, Episode 4]
    • Doctor Who - State of Decay [Additional Material, Audio Commentary, Episode 3]
    • Doctor Who [Additional Material, Logopolis - Photo Gallery]
    • Doctor Who [Additional Material, News Report - Tom Baker Leaving]
    • Doctor Who [Additional Material, News Report - Tom and Lalla Marry]
    • Doctor Who [Additional Material, Audio Commentary, Season 11, Audio Commentary Episode 6]
    • Doctor Who - State of Decay [Additional Material, Audio Commentary, Episode 2]
    • Doctor Who - State of Decay [Additional Material, Audio Commentary, Episode 1]
    • Doctor Who - Logopolis [Additional Material, Audio Commentary, Season 1, Episode 4]
    • Doctor Who - Logopolis [Additional Material, Audio Commentary, Season 1, Episode 3]
    • Doctor Who - Logopolis [Additional Material, Audio Commentary, Season 1, Episode 2]
    • Doctor Who - Logopolis [Additional Material, Audio Commentary, Season 1, Episode 1]
    • Doctor Who - the Leisure Hive [Additional Material, Behind the Sofa: The Leisure Hive]
    • Doctor Who - the Leisure Hive [Additional Material, Leisure Hive - Clean Opening and Closing Titles]
    • Doctor Who - the Leisure Hive [Additional Material, Leisure Hive - Continuities]
    • Doctor Who - the Leisure Hive [Additional Material, Leisure Hive - Photo Gallery]
    • Doctor Who - the Leisure Hive [Additional Material, Leisure Hive - Studio Footage]
    • Doctor Who [Additional Material, on the Sofa: K9 and Company]
    • Doctor Who [Additional Material, Meglos - Photo Gallery]
    • Doctor Who [Additional Material, Meglos - Continuities]
    • Doctor Who [Additional Material, Matthew Waterhouse Interview From 50th]
    • Doctor Who [Additional Material, Making-of Logopolis]
    • Doctor Who [Additional Material, Logopolis Audio Fixes Feature]
    • Doctor Who [Additional Material, Logopolis - Studio Footage - Regeneration]
    • Doctor Who [Additional Material, the Keeper of Traken - Photo Gallery]
    • Doctor Who [Additional Material, Logopolis - Continuities]
    • Doctor Who [Additional Material, Leisure Hive 8mm Footage]
    • Doctor Who [Additional Material, K9 and Company Continuities]
    • Doctor Who [Additional Material, K9 and Company - Photo Gallery]

     

     

    Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC...

    Latest classification decisions


    Link Here 18th March 2019
    film Cinema

    BBFC decisions on 14 March 2019

    The Dig

    The Dig is a 2018 UK / Ireland thriller by Andy Tohill and Ryan Tohill.
    Starring Francis Magee, Moe Dunford and Lorcan Cranitch. BBFC link IMDb

    Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, violence ( 97:25s ) :
    • 2019 cinema release

    Summary Notes

    After serving fifteen years for murder, Callahan returns home to find Sean, his victim's father searching for the body. Callahan soon realises that the only way to get rid of him is to help him dig.

    The Garden

    The Garden is a 1990 UK / Germany / Japan drama by Derek Jarman.
    Starring Tilda Swinton, Johnny Mills and Philip MacDonald. BBFC link IMDb

    Tick Small 12A Small UK: Passed 12A uncut for moderate violence, discrimination, suicide, sex references, strong language ( 92:21s ) :
    • 2019 cinema release

    Summary Notes

    A nearly wordless visual narrative intercuts two main stories and a couple of minor ones. A woman, perhaps the Madonna, brings forth her baby to a crowd of intrusive paparazzi; she tries to flee them. Two men who are lovers marry and are arrested by the powers that be. The men are mocked and pilloried, tarred, feathered, and beaten. Loose in this contemporary world of electrical-power transmission lines is also Jesus. The elements, particularly fire and water, content with political power, which is intolerant and murderous.

    Holy Lands

    Holy Lands is a 2018 France / Belgium drama by Amanda Sthers.
    Starring Tom Hollander, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Rosanna Arquette. BBFC link IMDb

    Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language ( 100:00s ) :
    • 2019 cinema release

    Summary Notes

    Harry Rosenmerck, an Ashkenazi Jewish American cardiologist, left everything to become a pig farmer in the Holy Land.

    Hotel Mumbai

    Hotel Mumbai is a 2018 Australia / USA historical thriller by Anthony Maras.
    Starring Dev Patel, Armie Hammer and Nazanin Boniadi. BBFC link IMDb

    Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, sustained threat, injury detail, language ( 123:16s ) :
    • 2019 cinema release

    Summary Notes

    A gripping true story of humanity and heroism, HOTEL MUMBAI vividly recounts the 2008 siege of the famed Taj Hotel by a group of terrorists in Mumbai, India. Among the dedicated hotel staff is the renowned chef Hemant Oberoi (Anupam Kher) and a waiter (Academy Award-Nominee Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire) who choose to risk their lives to protect their guests. As the world watches on, a desperate couple (Armie Hammer, Call Me By Your Name and Nazanin Boniadi, "Homeland") is forced to make unthinkable sacrifices to protect their newborn child.

    Millwall, Black and White: A Portrait From the Terraces

    Millwall, Black and White: A Portrait From the Terraces is a 2018 documentary movie by Chris Haydon.
    Starring Phil Walker, Trevor Lee and Jimmy Abdou. BBFC link

    Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for very strong language ( 59:43s ) :
    • 2019 cinema release

    Say My Name

    Say My Name is a 2018 UK comedy by Jay Stern.
    Starring Lisa Brenner, Nick Blood and Celyn Jones. BBFC link IMDb

    Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, sex references, drug misuse ( 83:57s ) :
    • 2019 cinema release

    Still Walking

    Still Walking is a 2008 Japan drama by Hirokazu Koreeda.
    Starring Hiroshi Abe, Yui Natsukawa and You. BBFC link IMDb

    Tick Small U Small UK: Passed U uncut for no material likely to offend or harm ( 114:25s ) :
    • 2019 cinema release

    Summary Notes

    Still Walking is a family drama about grown children visiting their elderly parents, which unfolds over one summer day. The aging parents have lived in the family home for decades. Their son and daughter return for a rare family reunion, bringing their own families with them. They have gathered to commemorate the tragic death of the eldest son, who drowned in an accident fifteen years ago. Although the roomy house is as comforting and unchanging as the mother's homemade feast, everyone in the family has subtly changed.

    video Film on DVD

    BBFC decisions on 14 March 2019

    Bundy and the Green River Killer

    Bundy and the Green River Killer is a 2019 UK crime thriller by Andrew Jones.
    Starring Andromeda Godfrey, Mark Homer and Rahel Kapsaski. BBFC link IMDb

    Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, references to sexual violence ( 84:01s ) :

    Summary Notes

    Based on terrifying true life elements which inspired Silence of the Lambs. In 1984, police in Washington State are investigating a spate of serial murders committed by a mysterious man known as The Green River Killer. With no leads to go on, the detective in charge of the case consults with psychologists in an attempt to get inside the mind of the killer. But when that doesn't produce a positive result and the killings continue, the detective realizes that the only way to understand what makes a serial killer tick is to meet one. So he visits the imprisoned Ted Bundy, one of the most notorious serial killers in American history. The detective has his resolve tested as he gets a disturbing insight into the murderous mind, but when the information Bundy provides assists the hunt for the Green River Killer the detective perseveres. Eventually he builds a twisted relationship with Bundy which forces the detective to confront his own psychological demons before he finally comes face to ...

    Penance

    Penance is a 2018 Ireland / UK action film by Tom Collins.
    Starring Peter Coonan, Terry Byrne and Barry McGovern. BBFC link IMDb

    Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, injury detail ( 83:07s ) :
    • 2019 Spirit Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 29th April 2019

    Summary Notes

    Father Eion O'Donnell is unambiguous about the need to use violence to force Britain out of Ireland. He influences a young impressionable boy, Antaine to fight in the 1916 Rising. Fifty years later Antaine arrives in Derry as an experienced gunman. This appearance throws Eoin back to the cause of his breakdown in 1916. Eoin's influence on young Antaine echoes in Antaine's dark influence on an Altar boy, Feidhlim.

    vod VoD

    BBFC decisions on 14 March 2019

    Incoming

    Incoming is a Sci-Fi drama by Eric Zaragoza.
    Starring Scott Adkins, Aaron McCusker and Lukas Loughran. BBFC link

    Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, language ( 85:25s ) :
    • 2019 The Movie Partnership VoD

    Louis Theroux

    Louis Theroux - the Night in Question is a documentary TV episode by Lottie Gammon.
    Starring Louis Theroux. BBFC link

    Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for references to sexual violence, strong sex references ( 59:48s ) :
    • 2019 2 entertain Video. VoD
    TV Censorship TV on DVD

    BBFC decisions on 14 March 2019

    Black Lightning

    Black Lightning is a action crime drama by Robert Townsend.
    Starring Cress Williams, China Anne McClain and Nafessa Williams. BBFC link

    Featured Material:

    • Season 2, Episode 13, the Book of Secrets: Chapter Three: Pillar of Fire Passed 12 for moderate bad language, violence (42:24s)
    • Season 2, Episode 14, the Book of Secrets:Chapter Four: Original Sin Passed 15 for brief gory images (42:30s)
    • Season 2, Episode 15, the Book of Apocalypse: Chapter One Passed 15 for strong violence (41:30s)

    London Kills

    London Kills is a crime drama by Craig Pickles.
    Starring Hugo Speer, Sharon Small and Bailey Patrick. BBFC link

    Featured Material:

    • Season 1, Episodes 1-5 Passed 15 for strong violence, sex, drug misuse, references to suicide & sexual violence (226:24s)

    Riverdale

    Riverdale is a drama by Tawnia McKiernan.
    Starring KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart and Camila Mendes. BBFC link

    Featured Material:

    • Season 3, Episode 13, Chapter Forty-eight: Requiem For a Welterweight Passed 12 for moderate boxing violence, bloody images (42:36s)
    • Season 3, Episode 14, Chapter Forty-nine: American Dream Passed 12 for moderate violence, injury detail (42:25s)
    • Season 3, Episode 15, Chapter Fifty: American Dreams Passed 15 for strong violence, moderate sex (42:41s)

    Still Game

    Still Game is a comedy video by Michael Hines.
    Starring Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill and Paul Riley. BBFC link

    Featured Material:

    • Season 9, Episode 1, Local Hero Passed 12 for moderate sex references, bad language (28:45s)
    • Season 9, Episode 2, Cat's Whiskers Passed 12 for moderate bad language, sex references (29:10s)
    • Season 9, Episode 3, Dead Leg Passed 12 for moderate bad language (29:14s)
    • Season 9, Episode 4, Dead Leg Passed 12 for moderate sex references (29:11s)

    Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 6

    Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 6 is a reality TV episode BBFC link

    Featured Material:

    • Season 6, Episode 41, Embarrassing Rejections Passed U for very mild bad language, innuendo (39:02s)
    • Season 6, Episode 42, To Have Become Critical Passed 12 for moderate sex references (42:20s)
    • Season 6, Episode 43, Booger Boy and Snoring Boy Passed 12 for moderate sex references (44:40s)
    • Season 6, Episode 44, Only the Apple Was Watching Passed PG for mild bad language, sex references (43:44s)
    • Season 6, Episode 45, Tattling Passed PG for infrequent mild sex references (43:00s)
    • Season 6, Episode 46, No Longer a Virgin Passed 12 for moderate sex references (42:49s)
    • Season 6, Episode 47, Still a Virgin Passed 12 for moderate sex references (33:00s)
    • Season 6, Episode 48, Walking Ritz-carlton Passed U for very mild bad language (32:17s)
    • Season 6, Episode 49, Departure Whistle Passed 12 for moderate bad language (34:42s)
    • Season 6, Episodes 41-49 Passed 12 for moderate sex references, language (355:34s)

    This Time With Alan Partridge

    This Time With Alan Partridge is a comedy video
    Starring Steve Coogan and Felicity Montagu. BBFC link

    Featured Material:

    • Season 1, Episode 1, N/a Passed 15 for implied very strong language (29:14s)
    • Season 1, Episode 2 Passed 15 for strong language (29:22s)
    • Season 1, Episode 3 Passed 12 for moderate sex references (29:23s)
    Preview Coming Soon

    BBFC decisions on 14 March 2019

    Trailers:
    • Aladdin
    • Horrible Histories
    • Kalank
    • Khalid: Free Spirit
    • Mid 90s
    • Serenity Q&a and Intro
    • Shazam!

    Doctor Who

    Additional Material:

    • Doctor Who - the Leisure Hive [Additional Material, Audio Commentary, Season 1, Episode 4]
    • Doctor Who - the Leisure Hive [Additional Material, Audio Commentary, Season 1, Episode 3]
    • Doctor Who - the Leisure Hive [Additional Material, Audio Commentary, Season 1, Episode 2]
    • Doctor Who - the Leisure Hive [Additional Material, Audio Commentary, Season 1, Episode 1]
    • Doctor Who - the Keeper of Traken [Additional Material, Audio Commentary, Episode 4]
    • Doctor Who - the Keeper of Traken [Additional Material, Audio Commentary, Episode 3]
    • Doctor Who [Additional Material, Studio Clocks Compilation For Season 18]
    • Doctor Who [Additional Material, Season 18 Blu-ray Trailer 'galactic Glitter Tours']
    • Doctor Who [Additional Material, Behind the Sofa: State of Decay]
    • Doctor Who - the Keeper of Traken [Additional Material, Audio Commentary, Episode 2]
    • Doctor Who - the Keeper of Traken [Additional Material, Audio Commentary, Episode 1]
    • Doctor Who - State of Decay [Additional Material, Audio Commentary, Episode 4]
    • Doctor Who - State of Decay [Additional Material, Audio Commentary, Episode 3]
    • Doctor Who [Additional Material, Logopolis - Photo Gallery]
    • Doctor Who [Additional Material, News Report - Tom Baker Leaving]
    • Doctor Who [Additional Material, News Report - Tom and Lalla Marry]
    • Doctor Who [Additional Material, Audio Commentary, Season 11, Audio Commentary Episode 6]
    • Doctor Who - State of Decay [Additional Material, Audio Commentary, Episode 2]
    • Doctor Who - State of Decay [Additional Material, Audio Commentary, Episode 1]
    • Doctor Who - Logopolis [Additional Material, Audio Commentary, Season 1, Episode 4]
    • Doctor Who - Logopolis [Additional Material, Audio Commentary, Season 1, Episode 3]
    • Doctor Who - Logopolis [Additional Material, Audio Commentary, Season 1, Episode 2]
    • Doctor Who - Logopolis [Additional Material, Audio Commentary, Season 1, Episode 1]
    • Doctor Who - the Leisure Hive [Additional Material, Behind the Sofa: The Leisure Hive]
    • Doctor Who - the Leisure Hive [Additional Material, Leisure Hive - Clean Opening and Closing Titles]
    • Doctor Who - the Leisure Hive [Additional Material, Leisure Hive - Continuities]
    • Doctor Who - the Leisure Hive [Additional Material, Leisure Hive - Photo Gallery]
    • Doctor Who - the Leisure Hive [Additional Material, Leisure Hive - Studio Footage]
    • Doctor Who [Additional Material, on the Sofa: K9 and Company]
    • Doctor Who [Additional Material, Meglos - Photo Gallery]
    • Doctor Who [Additional Material, Meglos - Continuities]
    • Doctor Who [Additional Material, Matthew Waterhouse Interview From 50th]
    • Doctor Who [Additional Material, Making-of Logopolis]
    • Doctor Who [Additional Material, Logopolis Audio Fixes Feature]
    • Doctor Who [Additional Material, Logopolis - Studio Footage - Regeneration]
    • Doctor Who [Additional Material, the Keeper of Traken - Photo Gallery]
    • Doctor Who [Additional Material, Logopolis - Continuities]
    • Doctor Who [Additional Material, Leisure Hive 8mm Footage]
    • Doctor Who [Additional Material, K9 and Company Continuities]
    • Doctor Who [Additional Material, K9 and Company - Photo Gallery]

     


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