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Galaxy Quest (2000)
Director Dean Parisot
Cut Formats VHS, Film, DVD
Classifications M
Cut Footage Racy dialogue when Sigorney Weaver says "Screw this!" Her lips say "Fuck this!" [Source: IMDB]
Reason Cut before release to obtain a US PG rating.
Uncut Releases Not yet available.

 
Galaxy of Terror (1981)
Director Bruce D. Clark
Cut Formats VHS
Classifications M
Cut Footage "The evisceration and a protracted shot of a scalped corpse with part of its skull missing were trimmed to secure an R rating." [confirm - source: Splatter Movie Guide Vol II]
   According to termy-2 on IMDB, the "maggot scene" was cut in the UK. This person is probably referring to the scene where the alien monster inserts a fleshy probe between Erin Moran's character, then her head explodes from the pressure applied by tentacles. Her character is clothed throughout this death scene, unlike the earlier alien ravishment suffered by another female team member, who ends up naked and covered in slime. Note that writhing maggots do appear on some rotten flesh a different scene.
Reason Cut to obtain a US R rating.
Uncut Releases US DVD [Source: MHVF], US VHS running to 81:24 NTSC, UK DVD [confirm]. A US laserdisc was released but is now out of print - uncut status unknown.

 
Gangs of New York (2002)
Director Martin Scorcese
Cut Formats Film, DVD, VHS
Classifications MA (8/1/2003 - 166 mins film)
Cut Footage Various bloody moments during the opening gang fight where bladed weapons strike human flesh, as well as other gory effects such as someone's cheek flesh being ripped by an opponent's fingers. [speculation]
   Martin Scorcese insists that this theatrical version is his cut, implying the violence rather than showing it explicitly, but it is quite obvious that compromises were made in the editing room for gore. The original cut was 220 minutes according to The Daily Telegraph, UK. I am still gathering evidence about possible cuts made specifically for the US MPAA and will post anything relevant here. I doubt though, that Scorcese has admitted to them. The violence is reminicent of Gladiator. The MA rating is the original classification.
Reason Cut to obtain a US R rating. [confirm]
Uncut Releases None.

 
Gangster No. 1 / Gangster Number One (2000)
DirectorPaul McGuigan
Cut FormatsDVD, VHS [speculation]
Classifications MA (9/2/2001 - 96 mins PAL)
Cut Footage "The movie Gangster Number One with Malcolm McDowell, Paul Bettany, and David Thewlis, released in Australia, is cut. It runs to 96 mins PAL while the UK version runs at 99 mins PAL. I have seen both versions and there is substantial cutting of a graphic murder scene." [PJ]
Reason Unknown. We may have received a cut German or US version.
Uncut Releases UK theatrical release running to 102:35 film, and the UK DVD (Video Collection International) running to 98:18 PAL. [Thanks to PJ]

 
Gator Bait II - Cajun Justice (1988)
Directors Beverly, Ferd Sebastian
Classifications Banned (1989)
Uncut Releases Unknown.
Original Entry Refused-Classification.

 
Gia (1998)
Director Michael Cristofer
Cut Formats VHS
Classifications MA (29/4/1998 - 118 mins PAL)
Cut Footage Extended sexual liasons and nudity featuring Angelina Jolie and other players. The Australian release was classified with a running time of 118 minutes. The uncut version should run for 126 minutes NTSC.
Reason Cut to obtain a US R rating.
Uncut Releases Unrated US VHS, Japanese DVD. [Thanks to Anthony T. for this entry]

 
The Getwaway (1994)
Director Roger Donaldson
Cut Formats DVD
Classifications MA (12/4/1994 - 110 mins film), R (15/3/1994 - 116 mins film)
Comments This is, of course, the remake of Sam Peckinpah's exciting 1972 crime film starring Steve McQueen and Ali McGraw. This original movie was R 18+ for its 1972 theatrical run for Roadshow, and later rated M 15+ locally in 1986, 1998 and 2005 for VHS and two DVD incarnations.
   Similarly, Roger Donaldson's remake, starring Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, was first rated R 18+ in 1994 for Hoyts, and then MA 15+ a month later. But I assume that the R 18+ version was the longer US unrated print. The OFLC consumer advices seems to bear this out. For R 18+ it says "Medium level sex scene, violence". For MA 15+ it says "Medium level violence, sex scenes". The film was not reclassified for DVD. So which version is on our DVD? See below. At this point, I'm not sure which version was exhibited by Roadshow in cinemas.
   The BBFC lists The Getaway with running times of 115:30 film and 110:38 for PAL VHS (Warner). These were determinations made in 1994. As with Australia, none are registered for UK DVD. DVD Compare says the unrated US DVD clocks in at 115:38 NTSC, which equates to 110:54 PAL and 115:31 film. They also state that the Japanese DVD has the sex scene slightly trimmed.
Cut Footage As reported to Toxic Waste by Jason W. on 1/11/2009: "The 2nd sex scene between them at the 87 minute mark is basically totally gone. The DVD is rated MA 15+. My old video version is rated R 18+ and has the complete sex scene. The DVD running time on the 1994 The Getaway is 110:15 PAL."
Reason Cut to obtain a US R rating. It seems unlikely that the movie was cut by Hoyts to obtain an MA 15+ classification.
Uncut Releases Local VHS (Warner), unrated US HD DVD, DVD and laserdisc (Universal).
Entry Last Updated 3/11/2009

 
Ghost Festival (1985)
Director Gei Sek
Cut Formats Film
Classifications R (1987), Banned [assumption]
Cut Footage Unknown.
Reason Cut to avoid being banned.
Uncut Releases Unknown.
Original Entry Refused-Classification.

 
Ghosthouse / Casa 3 (1987)
Director Humphery Humbert aka Umberto Lenzi
Cut Formats VHS
Classifications R (18/2/1988 - 90 mins VHS)
Cut Footage Various gore effects including a throatslice, a woman chopped in half, and garden shears mayhem.
Reason Unknown.
Uncut Releases Unrated US VHS (Imperial - 94 mins), UK DVD (Vipco).

 
Ginger (1971)
Director Don Schain
Classifications Banned (1985)
Uncut Releases US DVD.
Original Entry Refused-Classification. [Thanks to RC]

 
The Girl with Hungry Eyes (1995)
Director Jon Jabcobs
Cut Formats VHS
Classifications MA (10/8/1994 - 85 mins PAL)
Cut Footage Nudity and more sex scenes. [speculation] A DVD featuring the director's cut as a supplement was posted for auction on E-Bay Dec 2002.
Reason Cut to obtain a US R rating. [assumption]
Uncut Releases US special edition DVD. [confirm]

 
The Girl Next Door (2004)
Director Luke Greenfield
Cut Formats Film
Classifications MA (19/8/2004 - DVD, 6/2/2004 - 109 mins film)
Cut Footage Basically, less nudity was shown in the cut version:
   (a) Bikinis had been added digitally in the stripclub scene.
   (b) When characters watch a porn video, the footage is slightly more graphic in the extended DVD.
   The longer "uncovered" Australian DVD (Fox) also contains additional narrative scenes included for home video. The BBFC lists the DVD running time at 105:26 PAL, and the theatrical version at 109:16 film, which equates to 104:54 PAL or a difference of 30 seconds shortern than the DVD. The US unrated DVD is listed as being 110 mins. I will grab the Australian DVD again to see what it's running time is. The trimmed theatrical version was also released in the US on DVD for conservative markets.
Reason Cut to obtain a US R rating.
Uncut Releases Local DVD (Fox), Unrated US DVD (Fox), UK DVD (Fox).

 
Gladiator (1992)
Director Rowdy Herrington
Cut Formats Film, VHS
Classifications R (4/3/1992 - 101 mins film and rental), M (9/4/1992 101 mins film, 29/10/1992 rental)
Cut Footage Some of the bloodier moments in the boxing matches. The rounded OFLC running times indicate that less than a minute was removed. [assumption]
Reason Cut to obtain the lower M rating. Video Box Office released both versions on tape. Going by the OFLC information, the film was classified for theatrical and VHS release in both versions, hence there are four classifications.
Uncut Releases Local VHS rated R running to 97:38 PAL.

 
Gladiator (1999)
Director Ridley Scott
Cut Formats Film, VHS, DVD
Classifications M (13/4/2000 - 155 mins film)
Cut Footage Impactful violence during fight scenes, for example when a gladiator is impaled on a wall spike, the shot is more graphic. On the other hand, M. C. Thomason offers these comments:
   "Believe it or not, the release print is Scott's final cut of the picture. All of the footage deleted was done so at editing stage as Scott felt much of it did not work within context of his intended vision." [M.C. Thomason]
Reason Cut before release. Scott approved the current version. It is not clear whether he was forced to make these cuts for the US R rating. This title will remain in the list for now.
Uncut Releases The snippets are on the local DVD as supplements. Full version is not yet available.

 
The Glimmer Man (1996)
Director John Gray
Cut Formats DVD
Classifications MA (18/10/1996 - 91 mins film)
Cut Footage (a) In the BBFC-approved UK version, 8 seconds are cut. In the scene where Seagal confronts two Russians in the car, 4 seconds of Seagal beating a Russian over the head 9 times with his gun butt have been cut, and in the final scene, 4 seconds of Seagal repeatedly punching the villain bloodily in the face after he kicks him onto the table are cut. [Source: IMDB]
(b) At 18:42 Steven Segal breaks a thug's right arm. The break, like the one shown in Nico: Above the Law is not shown.
(c) At 18:57 in the same fight sequence, another thug is impaled on rusty machine blades. The close-up is zoomed in to hide the chest wounds.
Reason Sourced from a cut UK master.
Uncut Releases Local VHS and film, US DVD (Warner) [assumptions].

 
GoldenEye (1996)
Director Martin Campbell
Cut Formats DVD, Film, VHS
Classifications PG (26/5/2006 - DVD, 26/2/2001 - DVD, 24/9/1998 - DVD, 7/11/1995 - 130 mins film)
Cut Footage The original Aussie DVD release (Warner Home Video) from suffered cuts imposed on the UK edition. Other BBFC cuts may have been inherited as well, besides the following two cuts I confirmed by comparing the original 1999 release with the VHS rental. I'll need to confirm that, since I don't quite remember. But I suspect the local SE had not been released when I did the comparison for my article in DVD Now magazine.
   (a) At 1:54:47 a jump cut indicates that a second or so is missing from the fight between Bond and 006 in the antenna room.
   (b) At 1:57:09, during their scuffle on the lower prong of the antenna, a shot of Bond head-butting 006 was cut.
   There is also mention of cuts being made prior to the film's original US PG-13 theatrical release, according to IMDB and DVD Compare. IMDB lists these MPAA cuts as:
   (a) In the scene when 006 is shot, one originally clearly saw the impact of the bullet to the head.
   (b) When Xenia shoots the workers at the Severnya station, there were originally several more shots of the people being killed.
   (c) Xenia's death was trimmed. The shot of her choking was longer.
Reason The UK version was released by MGM on DVD, cut for the UK 12 rating. This is probably the same version originally released on Australian DVD in 1999. The MPAA also made cuts prior to release to get a US PG-13 rating.
Uncut Releases None yet. The Australian special edition and ultimate edition DVDs contain the standard, censored US theatrical version.
More Details Visit MichaelDVD and here. Also visit DVD Compare, although it does not list our original DVD, which I found to have UK cuts.

 
The Gore Gore Girls (1972)
Director Herschell Gordon Lewis
Classifications Banned (23/2/2005 - DVD, Customs confiscation - date unknown)
Uncut Releases US DVD (Image Entertainment/Something Weird Video).
Comments Siren Entertainment tried to have it classified for DVD but failed. Considering the other films receiving R ratings lately, for example Ichi the Killer uncut, one has to wonder why this curio from the salad days of splatter cinema was knocked back. It does reportedly contain an extended rape scene, but so does I Spit on Your Grave, which has several, in fact.

 
Les Grandes Jouisseuses / The Grand Sensualist (1977)
Director Claude Bernard-Aubert
Cut Formats Film, VHS
Classifications R (1978), Banned
Cut Footage Unknown.
Reason Cut to avoid being banned.
Uncut Releases Unknown.
Original Entry Refused-Classification.

 
The Green Berets (1996)
Directors John Wayne, Ray Kellogg
Cut Formats DVD
Classifications PG
Cut Footage (a) Captain Nim being drowned in a barrel.
Reason Unknown.
Uncut Releases TV and film versions [assumption].
More Details Visit MichaelDVD.

 
The Grudge (2004)
Director Takashi Shimizu
Cut FormatsDVD, Film, VHS [assumption]
Classifications M (8/2/2005 - DVD, 25/10/2004 - 91 mins film)
Comments This is the Follywood remake of Ju-on starring Sarah Michelle Geller. The following cuts are missing from the first DVD (Roadshow) release and also the theatrical print. The local DVD runs to 98:09 PAL or 102 minutes film, which matches the theatrical running time. The US unrated DVD goes for 107 minutes.
Cut Footage Note that some of these differences may not have been to get the PG-13 rating before release. Other narrative differences also exist but these have not been listed.
   (a) After Bill Pullman's Death we focus on his dead face and the eyeball on the pavement has slightly popped out looking like a white gum drop.
   (b) The Old senile lady when she meets Yoko (caretaker) is messing with tape and her fingers are covered in blood.
   (c) Ted Raimi meeting Yoko jawless in the hallway is extended and she even stretches back quite a bit to show down her throat quite a lot.
   (d) The Bill Pullman scene where he shows up at the house and finds Ayako's body is longer. She falls out of the closet and we stay on her for quite a while. She seems to follow him throughout the room. Her neck is making crunching noises.
   (e) Here is what makes the uncut uncut. The father killing his family scene. He grabs Ayako and semi strips her and grabs her by the throat and in his rage twists her head to an almost 360 and it splinters and cracks as she spits blood. The 'aaaaaaaacckkkk' sound is from her dying as her throat is distended. Toshio views the entire thing! This reveals why he is always bug eyed when on the stairwell looking down because this is where he was sitting.
   (f) After Bill Pullman's Death we Focus on his dead face and the eyeball on the pavement has slightly popped out looking like a white gum drop.
   (g) As SMG is saving her comatose hubby we see more of the family death. It looks as if he cuts the cats throat in the tub and then he slams its carcass against the tub walls. We then actually see Toshio being drowned. He even has a moment where he looks at his father before he dunks him in. Then there are jump cuts of where the father placed their corpses. These spots end up being where they congregate. Toshio is dead in his closet along with his mother in the attic.
   [Source: Bloody Disgusting]
Reason Cut to obtain a US PG-13 rating.
Uncut Releases Japanese film print, unrated US DVD.
More Details View screen captures on Movie-Censorship.
Entry Last Updated 30/6/2008

 
The Grudge II (2006)
Director Takashi Shimizu
Cut Formats Film, DVD
Classifications M (19/1/2007 - DVD, 17/10/2006 - 102 mins film)
Comment The Australian theatrical and DVD releases are of the shorter version, not the extended version released in the US on DVD (Sony). The BBFC clocks the cinema print at 102:17, while the Aussie DVD (Roadshow) has a counter time of 98:09 PAL. Note that the BBFC also examined a version for home video that runs to 103:36 PAL, or fairly close to the equivalent US disc running time of 107:44 NTSC. DVD Compare does not list this release. The Grudge II was also released in the US on DVD (Sony) in its shorter PG-13 version. Ditto Holland (Dutch FilmWorks).
   Watching the cinema version, I didn't think it had been censored. Then, when I saw the uncut version on US DVD, I didn't think it had restored censorship cuts, but the details posted below convinced me otherwise.
Cut Footage The following shots were identified in an entry on Movie-Censorship. After examining the shots, I have determined that the trims were more than likely made to reduce the impact of the film, even though they are mild, as mentioned by the German website. The so-called directors cut, which I've seen, is in my opinion the version of choice for The Grudge II.
   (a) When Bill is hit over the head by Jennifer Beals, the longer version show smoke rising from his head.
   (b) After Bill collapses to the floor, there's another shot of him lying under the table, and yet another shot showing his blood seeping across the floorboards.
   (c) When Karen takes an unscheduled swandive from the hospital roof, two additional shots in the extended version show blood spashing and blood oozing across the pavement from her head more noticably.
   (d) During the flashback climax, the killing of Aubrey is slightly more violent.
Reason Probably cut before release to obtain a US PG-13 rating.
Uncut Releases US unrated DVD (Sony).
Entry Last Updated 30/6/2008

 
Gwendoline / The Perils of Gwendoline (1984)
Director Just Jaeckin
Cut Formats VHS
Classifications R [assumption]
Cut Footage Softcore erotica including possible S&M elements.
Reason May have been cut for PAL markets. The UK version runs at 87 mins. The NTSC and film version is 105 mins.
Uncut Releases Japanese DVD (French language only, no English subtitles).

 
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