Staff - Help - Contact Search:
other comparisons




Warlock Collection






Wonder Woman






Dolores Claiborne






Kite: Uncut




The Equalizer With Censored Version in UK Cinemas

Pre-Cuts for BBFC 15 Rating

When Antoine Fuqua sits down on the director's chair, you can be sure to expect hard-hitting action. His newest star-studded thriller The Equalizer with Denzel Washington and Chloe Grace Moretz doesn't seem to disappoint in that regard, judging from the trailer. Also, it is the second team-up between Fuqua and Washington since Training Day.

In the US, the MPAA gave the film an "R" rating and the BBFC would have placed its classification in a similar area as it was planning to assign its "BBFC 18" rating to the movie. But that's too high for the studio's taste. For the theatrical release, they want the more lucrative BBFC 15 classification and that demanded cuts. They consulted with the ratings board and applied suggested cuts in order to achieve that goal:

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. The company was advised that the film was likely to receive an 18 certificate but that their preferred 15 classification could be achieved by making cuts to reduce the violence in two scenes. When the finished version of the film was submitted for formal classification, edits had been made to reduce sequences of violence, including detail of a stabbing with a corkscrew and a garroting. The formal submission was consequently rated 15.

In England, the censored version of The Equalizer will hit cinemas on September 26th, 2014. It's quite possible that this version also ends up on DVD/BD as this has unfortunately happened more often in the recent past.

Release: Sep 06, 2014 - Author: Blade41 - Translator: Mike Lowrey - Source: BBFC

The Latest News

Nov 21, 2017 New 2K Scan of Dario Argento's Opera (First Blu-ray Release in the US)

Nov 21, 2017 Hell Night with Linda Blair on Blu-ray (HD Premier for the US)

Nov 21, 2017 The Toolbox Murders uncut in the UK (4K Scan for Upcoming Blu-ray Release)

Nov 21, 2017 Night of the Living Dead on Blu-ray in the US (4K Remastered Release by Criterion)

Nov 16, 2017 It (2017) - Theatrical Version Only on Blu-ray (Director's Cut Not to Be Released For Now)

Nov 13, 2017 Murder on the Orient Express - No Extended Cut (Director Kenneth Branagh Rules Out Longer Version)

Nov 13, 2017 All the Money in the World: Reshoot and Recast (Kevin Spacey Character with New Actor)

Nov 13, 2017 Kingsman: The Golden Circle on Blu-ray in the US (No Extended Cut Available - For Now (?))

Nov 01, 2017 Death Race: Beyond Anarchy Will Be Unrated (Blu-ray for the US in 2018)

Nov 01, 2017 Arrow About to Release The Cat O' Nine Tails (Dario Argento Film with New 4K Scan)





Terms of Use - Contact - ADMIN