Staff - Help - Contact Search:
other comparisons




Streets Of Fire






Fifty Shades Darker - Unrated Edition






Resident Evil: The Final Chapter






Phantasm Special Edition Boxset




Savages only censored in British cinemas

Cuts had to be made to achieve the BBFC 15 rating

Oliver Stone isn't afraid of edgy content as he has proven several times during his career. His newest film Savages doesn't seem to hold back, either. A look at the MPAA rating verifies this:

Rated R for strong brutal and grisly violence, some graphic sexuality, nudity, drug use and language throughout.

It seems that this discomforts the British distributor Universal Pictures UK to a certain extent since they wanted to release it in theaters with a BBFC 15 rating. Therefore, they submitted Savages while it was still in post-production in order to make sure that the final version would get the desired rating later. However, the contents drove the BBFC to the decision to assign it the BBFC 18 classification. This prompted Universal to cut the film. According to the BBFC's database, scenes with sexual content and violence were affected by that.

This work was originally seen for advice. The company was advised that the film was likely to receive an 18 rating but that their preferred 15 rating could be achieved by making changes to a number of scenes. These were to reduce various moments of strong bloody violence, sadistic violence, strong sex and some focus on drug use. When an edited version of the film was submitted for formal rating, changes had been made to satisfactorily address these issues and the film was consequently rated 15.

The edited version got the BBFC 15 rating and will start in British theaters on September 21st, 2012.

Release: Aug 23, 2012 - Author: Blade41 - Translator: Mike Lowrey - Source: BBFC

The Latest News

Jul 25, 2017 Lady Frankenstein - Longest Version Worldwide (UK Label Finds Several Minutes of New Footage)

Jul 23, 2017 976-EVIL on Blu-ray (US Release in October)

Jul 23, 2017 Between Night and Dawn - New Romero Box (Three Romero Films on Blu-ray/DVD by Arrow)

Jul 23, 2017 Blood Feast Remake Cut for R-Rating (Minor Cuts for Upcoming US Theatrical Release)

Jul 23, 2017 Antropophagus Remastered by 88 Films (New 2K Scan of the Original Negative in August)

Jul 23, 2017 No Extended Version for Alien: Covenant (18 Minutes Deleted Scenes as Extras)

Jul 23, 2017 Cult of Chucky Also Gets an R-Rated Version (2 Versions on Upcoming US Release in October)

Jul 23, 2017 Hatchet: New Cut in Sight (Horror Film Shown at UK FrightFest in August)

Jul 23, 2017 Spider-Man: Homecoming - Trailer Scene Not in It (Why the Iron Man Scene Is Only in the Trailer)

Jul 23, 2017 Cabal Cut of Nightbreed About to Be Released (Blu-ray Release Soon)

comments powered by Disqus




Terms of Use - Contact - ADMIN