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18th September
2008
  

Comment: BBFC Translated as Censors...

Monthly censorship stats: BBFC cut 28% of R18s

R18 Story Update for R18s butchered by the censors in July 2008

July: 20 R18s cut out of 72 (28%)
August:

The R18 cuts stats 2008:

  • January: 23 R18s cut out of 71 (32%)
  • February: 28 R18s cut out of 90 (31%)
  • March: 29 R18s cut out of 97 (30%)
  • April: 30 R18s cut out of 98 (30%)
  • May: 22 R18s cut out of 72 (30%)
  • June: 17 R18s cut out of 92 (18%)
  • July: 20 R18s cut out of 72 (28%)

Monthly award for the most nonsensical censorship:

BAD LADS GO BAREBACK

The BBFC notes say: Cut required to dialogue for which translation was not available and which might contain references to under-age sex, under the Video Recordings Act 1984

Comment: BBFC Clangers

18th September 2008, thanks to Alan

I've read this with incredulity. What language was the dialogue in? Why were the jobsworths at the BBFC unable to find a translator?

This really does seem utterly bonkers. Demanding cuts because the dialogue "might" contain references to something is utterly grotesque and unwarranted censorship. Maybe anyone who wants to watch a foreign film and can understand the original language without subtitles should obtain it in or from the country where it's made.

 

10th October
2008
  

Update: BBFC Bouncing Mad...

Monthly censorship stats: BBFC cut 19% of R18s

R18 Story BBFC cuts for Sept 2008

Number of R18s= 47
No. Cuts=9
Cuts ratio=19%

The R18 cuts stats 2008:

  • January: 23 R18s cut out of 71 (32%)
  • February: 28 R18s cut out of 90 (31%)
  • March: 29 R18s cut out of 97 (30%)
  • April: 30 R18s cut out of 98 (30%)
  • May: 22 R18s cut out of 72 (30%)
  • June: 17 R18s cut out of 92 (18%)
  • July: 20 R18s cut out of 72 (28%)
  • August: 20 R18s cut out of 72 (28%)
  • Sep: 9 R18s cut out of 47 (19%)

cuts of interest

PISSING FOR FUN 2

A cut was also required to remove the sight of a woman bouncing on urine wet patch on a trampoline in accordance with BBFC Policy , Guidelines and current interpretation of the Obscene Publications Act 1959 on urolagnia.