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Release: Sep 05, 2022 - Author: Muck47 - Translator: Muck47 - external link: IMDB
Comparison between the cut US TV broadcast (Movies) on November 01, 2021 (8:00pm) and the uncut UK 4K Blu-ray from BFI (BBFC 18).
 
 
- 17x audio censorship + 17x blur effects
- No runtime difference
 
 
Get Carter with Michael Caine from 1971 was a groundbreaking classic, still admired by fans over 50 years later. In England, the 4K UHD premiere of BFI was released on August 01, 2022, in a fancy Limited Edition with an 80-page book. Reason enough for us to once again check foreign TV broadcasts for censors.
 
In the USA, we can attest blur effects in several scenes with nudity and lots of audio censorship. In Great Britain, some shots with nudity in the opening sequence and the suggestion of rape were cut. Possibly both was done due to the early broadcast time.
 
 
Running time data is arranged according to the scheme
US Movies channel in NTSC / British 4K UHD in 24fps
Preliminary note: The screenshots of the 4K UHD were converted from HDR to SDR with tone mapping. Thus, as usual with 4K material, it is not a faithful reproduction of the TV picture quality with HDR (as can be additionally guessed from the compressed screenshot size, of course).


The US TV broadcast still had a quick warning note to start. Not included in the runtime.




Blur effect
00:50-01:00 / 00:52-01:02

The first two slide photos are blurred at genital area and breasts.

No runtime difference

US TV (Movies channel)Uncut (British 4K UHD)



As described in our report on the UK TV version, this introductory scene was dubbed in the U.S. with people who speak with less of an accent. Interestingly, you can hear "Bare-ass naked" as well in the US TV version, while in the further course various swear words were muted.


Blur effect
01:05-01:06 / 01:07-01:08

After the third photo remained untouched, something was made unrecognizable again in the fourth image.

US TV (Movies channel)Uncut (British 4K UHD)




Audio censorship
24:40 / 24:42

Carter's comment about Eric's eyes was muted: "They're still the same. Piss-holes in the snow."




Audio censorship
27:45 / 27:47

When stepping towards the door: "You stupid shit!"




Audio censorship
28:05 / 28:07

Cyril says: "Sometimes I think I'll retire and just piss off to the Bahamas..."




Audio censorship
28:17 / 28:18

Another offscreen comment from Cyril: "Piss off, Ray."




Audio censorship
36:17 / 36:18

The cheering was partly muted: "That's right, tear her fucking hair out."
By the way: Although you can't see the mouth movements, this censorship is also overly noticeable because the many bar noises can no longer be heard in the background for a brief moment.




Blur effect
39:28-39:30 / 39:28-39:30

Phone sex: Anna follows Carter's order and takes off her top.

US TV (Movies channel)Uncut (British 4K UHD)




Blur effect
39:42-40:06 / 39:42-40:06

After a longer shot of Carter, the chest is again made unrecognizable in various other shots of Anna.

US TV (Movies channel)Uncut (British 4K UHD)




Blur effect
40:26-40:36 / 40:26-40:36

You can see Anna topless for the last time.

US TV (Movies channel)Uncut (British 4K UHD)




Audio censorship
42:05 / 42:05

"Let's stop pissing about."




Audio censorship
42:28 / 42:28

Getting out of the car, a cursed "Christ!" was muted.




Audio censorship
48:46-48:51 / 48:46-48:51

When Cliff joins in, his "Jesus wept!" was completely muted.
Interestingly, "I'll murder the little bitch!" was kept uncensored in the same shot shortly after.



Shortly thereafter (49:50), "Where are you, you little bitch?" and "Well, old bastard, I hope your house falls down" can be heard uncensored. In the further course of the film, "bastard" and "bitch" can also be heard uncensored, so these words were obviously not considered so critical.


Audio censorship
52:37 / 52:36

Carter: "That old shit."




Note: How Carter unbuttons Edna's top about a minute later can be seen uncensored, unlike the British TV version.


Blur effect
55:45-55:46 / 55:43-55:44

When the gangsters surprise Cartner and Edna in bed, a small blur effect has been placed over her cleavage again, although you can't really see anything really alarming there.

US TV (Movies channel)Uncut (British 4K UHD)




Blur effect
60:42-61:05 / 60:40-61:03

The posters on the wall were blurred for small bits of breasts and genital area.

US TV (Movies channel)Uncut (British 4K UHD)




Audio censorship
61:29 / 61:27

Keith: "Frank said you were a shit and he was bloody well right!"




Audio censorship
64:07 / 64:05

Muted: "He's gonna shit all over you."




Audio censorship
67:36 / 67:34

Muted: "The upshot is I've got to eat shit..."




Audio censorship
68:33 / 68:31

Muted: "All I know is people were shitting bricks up at his place last Saturday."




Blur effect
69:42-70:12 / 69:40-70:10

During the car ride, you see as a montage several short shots with Glenda's naked butt and her breasts. In these short moments, the US TV version of course always has a blur effect over these naughty bits.

US TV (Movies channel)Uncut (British 4K UHD)




Blur effect
71:09-72:48 / 71:07-72:46

Since Carter again exposes Glenda's chest, a blur effect was once again applied to various shots. In the end, this also affects her butt as she runs into the bathroom.

US TV (Movies channel)Uncut (British 4K UHD)




Blur effect
73:00-73:01 / 72:58-72:59

On the first shot of the "teacher's pet", of course, the boobs were blurred.

US TV (Movies channel)Uncut (British 4K UHD)




Blur effect
74:27-74:33 / 74:25-74:31

Glenda in the bathtub - without vs with breasts.

US TV (Movies channel)Uncut (British 4K UHD)




Blur effect
74:44-74:52 / 74:42-74:50

Although a pair of panties remains on in the video clip, this was probably still problematic because they are almost transparent. So a little blur effect was placed over it. Immediately afterwards, Glenda's breasts in the bathtub were made unrecognizable again.

US TV (Movies channel)Uncut (British 4K UHD)




Blur effect
76:45-77:40 / 76:43-77:38

Towards the end of the shot with Glenda in the bathtub, her breasts are again briefly flashing several times in between. This is also the case in the following shots, where Carter pushes her into the water and pulls her out again.

US TV (Movies channel)Uncut (British 4K UHD)




Audio censorship
80:33 / 80:30

Muted: "For Christ's sake, give us a fag."




Audio censorship
82:41-82:51 / 82:38-82:48

Muted: "Jack, for Christ's sake. For Christ sake." + kurz darauf: "Listen, Christ, I didn't kill him..."




Audio censorship
86:55 / 86:52

Muted: "Are you coming in or are you gonna piss about all day?"




Audio censorship
89:29 / 89:26

Muted, while Carter throws some punches: "You shit!"




Blur effect
97:54-98:05 / 97:51-98:2

Of course, when Carter forces Margaret to undress, her breasts and genital area were made unrecognizable.

US TV (Movies channel)Uncut (British 4K UHD)




Blur effect
98:55-99:03 / 98:51-98:59

Carter carries away the unconscious Margaret. Immediately afterwards, you can see a sex scene on the TV, in which the breasts were also blurred.

US TV (Movies channel)Uncut (British 4K UHD)




Blur effect
99:38 / 99:34

During the next bed scene, the familiar blur effect flashes up for a brief moment at the end.

US TV (Movies channel)Uncut (British 4K UHD)




Blur effect
103:19-103:24 / 103:15-103:20

When the policemen recover Margaret's body, the chest was censored again.

US TV (Movies channel)Uncut (British 4K UHD)




The US TV version still has the Warner logo after the credits.






Packshot of the British 4K-UHD by BFI and cover scan: