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Rabid Grannies (1989)
Director Emmanuel Kervyn
Cut Formats VHS, DVD
Classifications M (1989)
Cut Footage Unknown. The US Rabid Grannies version is cut but the cut scenes are reportedly presented as supplements on the DVD.
Reason Cut to obtain a US R rating.
Uncut Releases Dutch DVD (Japan Shock) running to 84 mins PAL, German DVD (German language only), Danish VHS (SECAM format).
Original Entry Refused-Classification.

 
Rammstein - Live Aus Berlin (2001)
Directors Hamish Hamilton, Jacob Hellner
Cut Formats DVD, VHS
Classifications MA
Cut Footage One song called 'Buck Dich'. All DVD versions are missing this track, including the German DVD.
Reason Cut locally to obtain an MA rating.
Uncut Releases German VHS, which is available as a local import in some music shops.
Original Entry MichaelDVD.

 
Raped by an Angel / Xiang Gang qi An Zhi Qiang Jian / Naked Killer II (1993)
Director Wai Keung Lau
Cut Formats Film, VHS
Classifications Banned (7/7/1993 - 94 mins film), R (29/7/1993 - 91 mins film, 28/9/1993 VHS)
Comments A Hong Kong production. This is probably the same movie reported by RC below.
Cut Footage Unknown.
Reason Cut to avoid being banned.
Uncut Releases Hong Kong DVD, Hong Kong VCD (China Star).

 
Raped by an Angel (1993)
Director Wong Jing
Cut Formats Film
Classifications M (1993)
Cut Footage Unknown.
Reason Cut to avoid being banned.
Uncut Releases Hong Kong DVD.
Original Entry Refused-Classification.

 
Rape Squad (1975)
Director Bob Kelljan
Classifications Banned (1984)
Uncut Releases Local VHS.
Original Entry Refused-Classification.

 
Rapid Fire (1992)
Director Dwight H. Little
Cut Formats VHS, DVD
Classifications M (21/7/1992 - 95 mins film)
Cut Footage "The Fox Home Entertainment DVD released in 2001 is missing 5 seconds of nunchaku use." [RC]
Reason Sourced from a cut UK master. The footage was "removed at the request of the UK censors." [RC]
Uncut Releases "First passed uncut with an M rating in 1992." [RC]
More Details Visit MichaelDVD.

 
The Rapist / Tun Men Se Mo (1994)
Director Chuen-Yee Cha
Cut Formats Film
Classifications R (24/5/1995), Banned (6/2/1995 - 90 mins film, 6/3/1995 - 88 mins film, 20/3/1995 - 87 mins film)
Comments The local distributor obviously tried to get this title passed in some form or another, trimming it a little at a time. The IMDB says that it was classified with an R rating at 87 minutes, but no OFLC listing could be found.
Cut Footage Miscellaneous misogyny and violence. This sounds like your typical Hong Kong Category III shocker.
Reason Cut to avoid being banned.
Uncut Releases Hong Kong DVD.

 
The Ravager (1970)
Director Charles Nizet
Cut Formats Film
Classifications R (1983), Banned (1982)
Cut Footage Unknown.
Reason Cut to avoid being banned.
Uncut Releases Unknown.
Original Entry Refused-Classification.

 
Razorback (1984)
Director Russell Mulcahy
Cut Formats DVD
Classifications R (1980s)
Cut Footage The following violent moments are shown on the local DVD (Umbrella) as deleted scenes. The reviewer on Michael DVD (Greg Morfoot) says "Four extended Razorback attack scenes. The scenes are presented uncut as they were upon initial release. It is also obvious that they are from the VHS release of the film in 1984". Note that the DVD was not reclassified for its DVD release.
   (a) Station Wagon death scene. Judy Morris is ripped apart inside her vehicle.
   (b) Waterhole Death Scene. Bill Kerr has his entire face bitten off while still screaming.
   (c) David Argue death Scene. The scene shows Argue being eaten while he vomits blood from his mouth.
   (d) Pet Pack attack scene. Gregory Harrison pierces the Monstrous Hog's jugular and is drowned in arterial spray.
Reason Cut by the Australian distributor to obtain an M rating in cinemas.
Uncut Releases The local VHS rental is supposed to contain the longer R version. This will be confirmed once a copy is found. Foxtel (pay-TV) apparently also screened the uncut version, according to a comment on Michael DVD.
More Details The Australian DVD producer Mark Hartley also posted some remarks on Michael DVD about the DVD transfer.

 
Re-Animator (1986)
Director Stuart Gordon
Cut Formats VHS, Film
Classifications R, M
Comments "The M-rated version released in QLD was in fact the US R-rated version tailored for a completely different market; this version runs 94 mins and contains completely different footage from the unrated version! In fact, some of the nasty footage was replaced by completely alternate footage/dry takes!" [M. C. Thomason]
Cut Footage Several gore scenes and parts of the 'giving head' sequence.
Reason The M-rated version was released in Queensland while the Queensland Board of Review was in effect. The R 18+ version released in other Australian states on VHS is uncut. The grey market import DVD is also uncut
Uncut Releases US special edition laserdisc and three DVD releases (two from Elite Entertainment and the latest from Anchor Bay). The US Millennium edition DVD (Elite) was sold in Australia as a grey market import.

 
Rebekah (1996)
Director Tony Ma Tin Yiu
Cut Formats Film
Classifications R (1997), Banned (1996)
Cut Footage Sexual violence.
Reason Cut to avoid being banned.
Uncut Releases Unknown.
Original Entry Refused-Classification.

 
Red Light in the White House (1971)
Director Paul Leder
Classifications Banned (1986)
Uncut Releases It appears to have been released locally on VHS.
Original Entry Refused-Classification.

 
Redneck Zombies (1987)
Director Pericles Lewnes
Cut Formats VHS
Classifications M (12/7/1989)
Cut Footage Various crazy gore scenes. The censored version is virtually bloodless at 84 minutes.
Reason Cut prior to release to obtain a US R rating for Blockbuster video stores.
Uncut Releases US VHS sell-through, US collector's edition DVD (Troma).

 
Red Nights of the Gestapo (1977)
Director Fabio De Agostini
Cut Formats Film, VHS
Classifications R (1980 and 1985), X (1984), Banned
Cut Footage Sexual violence and other undesirable elements.
Reason Cut to avoid being banned.
Uncut Releases Unknown.
Original Entry Refused-Classification.

 
Red to Kill / Ruo Sha (1994)
Director Hin Sing 'Billy' Tang
Cut Formats Film
Classifications R (17/2/1995 - 78 mins film)
Cut Footage Extended scenes of murder, rape (post-mortem) and humiliation. The IMDB lists the film with a running time of 91 mins, so about 12 minutes have been chopped out.
Reason Cut to avoid being banned.
Uncut Releases Hong Kong VCD and DVD.

 
Reindeer Games (2000)
Director John Frankenheimer
Cut Formats VHS, Film
Classifications MA
Comments Technically this title may not qualify as a 'censored' movie.
Cut Footage An extended and more graphic version of the scene where Gabriel throws darts as Rudy, also a scene where he heals his wounds from the darts is included. [Source: IMDB] Ben Affleck's bottom and perhaps some sex scene footage was trimmed from the longer director-approved version.
Reason The longer director's cut (124 mins vs 104 minutes) contains this footage plus others material.
Uncut Releases US DVD.

 
Resident Evil (2002)
Director Paul W.S. Anderson
Cut Formats VHS, Film, DVD
Classifications MA (30/9/2002 - DVD, 27/3/2002 - 101 mins film)
Comments "Anderson largely undershot a lot of the film's gorier FX sequences with the MPAA in mind during production; I have my doubts that any 'red-blooded' version of the film will be exactly that, as Anderson played it 'safe' to begin with." [M. C. Thomason]
    IMDB comments say: "The U.S. release had some violence censored to avoid an 'NC-17' rating." And also: "Paul W.S. Anderson has indicated in various interviews that an 'uncut version' with several minutes of extra footage, including gorier scenes and more character development, will be released in the future as a possible DVD release." Alas, there's no sign of this DVD yet.
    Rumours on the Internet indicate there is a stronger version in circulation, but no copy has been found to date, official or otherwise. For the record, the Australian DVD (Buena Vista) runs to 96:31 PAL. The Superbit release apparently has the best video quality but no extras.
Cut Footage Presumably various as yet unspecified gore scenes were trimmed.
Reason Cut to obtain a US R rating.
Uncut Releases None.
Entry Last Updated 5/11/2007

 
The Resurrected (1992)
Director Dan O'Bannon
Cut Formats TV
Classifications Unknown
Cut Footage Various unspecified gore scenes. The hospital scene at the end features much blood on the floor and walls, but we do not see where it came from. The death scene immediately prior to this footage implies that a gorier death was snipped.
Reason "As this one was screened on network television, you can be pretty certain that the film was edited to appease network standards as dictated by the ABA, and the television MA classification. From memory, the US theatrical print required negligible edits, and the film sank into obscurity thanks to some pretty reckless distribution. Many of the FX sequences were reshot to 'beef up' the film once test audiences responded negatively to the initial cut. Obviously not as negatively as the film's US distributor..." [M.C. Thomason]
Uncut Releases None.

 
Retribution (1988)
Director Guy Magar
Cut Formats VHS
Classifications R
Comments "The Australian cassette was sourced from the already cut UK master, which when submitted to the BBFC in its US R rated variant for video release was ordered cut by a further 1:24 from its uncut 108:52 cinema release version. As all of these versions were provided by Medusa Films, it seems only natural that the Australian, British and German versions should prove to be comparative. Once again, UK masters utilised for local duplication. There is no 'uncut' print per se, as the theatrical version released in the US under an R rating, was surprisingly (to the FX crew) trimmed by only a few seconds. The US distributor opted out of an unrated video version, as they found it pointless to put out dual versions where the sum difference between the two prints amounted to negligible footage!" [M. C. Thomason]
Cut Footage Unspecified gore.
Reason Sourced from a cut UK master. The film was also trimmed of a few seconds to obtain a US R rating. This version was cut further by the BBFC.
Uncut Releases None.

 
Return of the Blind Dead / Return of the Evil Dead (1973)
Director Amando de Ossorio
Cut Formats Film
Classifications MA (1995)
Cut Footage Stabbings, a heart removal, sword-body interactions, and many other goodies.
Reason Redemption released a shorter version.
Uncut Releases Spanish VHS, German VHS, US DVD (Blue Underground).
Original Entry Visit Refused-Classification for a list of all cuts.
Entry Last Updated 5/11/2007

 
Return of the Living Dead III (1993)
Director Brain Yuzna
Cut Formats Film, VHS
Classifications MA
Cut Footage Many isolated gore moments including some impactful violence, a shot inside a zombie's skull, self-inflicted wounds by the lead character, additional gore in the sewer confrontation, and shotgun mayhem during the climax.
Reason Cut to obtain a US R rating.
Uncut Releases US unrated laserdisc (Image), Region 2 UK PAL DVD. The US DVD is the cut version.

 
Return of the Street Fighter (1974)
Director Shigehiro Ozawa
Cut Formats Film
Classifications M
Cut Footage Miscellaneous violence.
Reason Cut to obtain a US R rating. [assumption]
Uncut Releases US DVD.
Original Entry Visit Refused-Classification for a list of all cuts.

 
Revenant / Modern Vampires (1998)
Director Richard Elfman
Cut Formats VHS
Classifications R
Cut Footage 12 cuts such as: blood flying all over when stake is driven into heart, head being sawed off, vampire vomiting blood and guts, nudity, drug use. [confirm; Source: IMDB]
    I am not actually sure that this movie has been released locally, but I seem to recall seeing the title in a video shop.
Reason Cut to obtain a US R rating.
Uncut Releases US DVD which runs for 95 minutes. It is not widescreen.

 
Ricco (1977)
Director Tulio Demicheli
Cut Formats Film, VHS
Classifications R (circa 1980s)
Cut Footage Castration scene.
Reason Unknown.
Uncut Releases Unknown.
Original Entry Refused-Classification.

 
Road Trip (2000)
Director Todd Phillips
Cut Formats Film
Classifications MA (30/7/2001 - DVD, 30/3/2002 - VHS, 5/6/2000 - 94 mins film)
Cut Footage Extra nudity in the locker room shower scene.
Reason Cut to obtain a US R rating.
Uncut Releases Local DVD, US unrated DVD.
Entry Last Updated 11/5/2007

 
Robocop (1987)
DirectorPaul Verhoeven
Cut Formats VHS, Film
Classifications R (30/4/2007 - DVD, 8/2/2002 - DVD, 12/2/1988 - 101 mins film), M (circa 1987)
Comments Robocop has suffered the indignity of two rounds of censorshit. Firstly, the Australian M-rated version released theatrically by the local distributor was missing what one can only guess was a large amount of carnage. According to M.C. Thomason (see below), it was reportedly a version edited for US network TV broadcast. I have never seen this version. The Australian R 18+ version later released on VHS (rental and sell-through) matched the US R-rated version, but this was also a compromised version.
    "About that M rated version: it was actually the version prepared by Orion Pictures for the film's eventual network television screenings in the US! Not only was the violence modified, some sequences were completely different takes, and the language had been redubbed into obscurity! A friend who used to work for Village Roadshow (the film's then distributor) confirmed all of this for me; the incident all stemmed from Roadshow contesting the R rating they had been awarded on the film. They simply opted for the modified television version as a 2nd option to literally 'dump' the film theatrically! Much the same way they did when the OFLC awarded Hellraiser with an R, Roadshow cut the film wholesale (by around 6 mins) to get it out in an M-rated variant and dumped it on the drive-in circuit." [M. C. Thomason]
    On the uncut local DVD from 2002, the uncensored scenes are added via seamless branching, but rather awkwardly. It's unknown whether the 2007 two-disc release suffers this problem. The 2002 DVD also contains the cut theatrical version. The Criterion DVD was transferred from an uncut print and plays without disruption.
Cut Footage The Aussie R 18+ and US R versions are missing shots that include more bloody bullet hits in the early ED-209 demo scene, Peter Weller being shot in the head, and a few frames of the bad guy's blood-spurting neck wound in the climax.
    The Aussie M rated version must have had the bloodiest highlights of the US R version trimmed down further to make it network TV friendly, rendering it almost bloodless and most probably devoid of swear words, too.
Reason The cut M-rated version was released by the film's local distributor in that form to give better box office takings than the restricted R 18+ version. Furthermore, that R 18+ version was actually the US R-rated version, which itself was cut prior to its initial US release to appease the MPAA.
Uncut Releases Local DVDs (Fox), US unrated Blu-Ray disc (MGM), US unrated laserdisc and DVD (Criterion and MGM).
Entry Last Updated 5/11/2007

 
Robotrix (1991)
Director Jamie Luk
Cut Formats VHS, Film
Classifications R (24/9/1991 - 90 mins PAL, 94 mins film), Banned (9/9/1991 - 95 mins film, 26/8/1991 - 95 mins film, 22/7/1991 - 97 mins film, 1995)
Cut Footage Three minutes had to be chopped out before the censors would grant this film a classificaiton. The titular cybernetic creature causes all sorts of rape and murder related mayhem.
Reason Cut to avoid being banned.
Uncut Releases Hong Kong DVD (Media Asia/Mega Star).

 
Robot Ninja (1990)
Director J.R. Bookwalter
Classifications Banned (1990)
Uncut Releases Forthcoming US DVD.
Original Entry Refused-Classification.

 
The Rock (1995)
Director Michael Bay
Cut Formats VHS, Film, DVD
Classifications R (31/5/1996 - 132 mins film, 2/12/1996 - 131 mins film, 13/9/1995 DVD, 24/10/2001 DVD), MA (19/6/1996 - 135 mins, 12/11/1996 - 131 mins film)
Comments "Actually, the local cuts were performed to enhance the film's ability to make money at the box office, as it was awarded an R by the OFLC, whereupon Touchstone appealed the decision arguing that an MA was a more appropriate classification. Anyhow, after a brief turn with the Board of Review, Touchstone lost their argument and the film was toned down to be classified MA. Then came DVD; the local release was mastered from the censored R2 version, that contained different edits to the Australian cinema release. Eventually, the SE was plopped under the OFLC's nose, who had no hesitations in confirming their 1997 decision of an R. The same print was recently passed uncut with a 15 classification in the UK." [M. C. Thomason]
Cut Footage     (a) At 18:52 side B of the flipper DVD, Sean Connery kills a marine with a knife and says, "You must never hesitate." An awkward jump-cut replaces the action.
    (b) At 19:30 side B of the flipper DVD - lying on the flooring, Connery shoots a marine's feet. Most of the bloody footage is missing.
    (c) At 48:44 side B of the flipper DVD, Ed Harris and other marines received several bloody bullet hits to the abdomen and upper body. The shots are shortened.
Reason A cut UK master was used for the original DVD release, and Touchstone cut the film slightly locally to get an MA rating theatrically and on VHS. Therefore two cut versions have been released locally.
Uncut Releases Local special edition DVD, US DVD and laserdisc (Criterion).
More Details Visit MichaelDVD.

 
Rocktober Blood (1984)
Directors Beverly Sebastian, Ferd Sebastian
Cut Formats VHS
Classifications R, M
Cut Footage Violence, possibly a decapitation on stage was edited. [Source: Mondo Gore zine]
Reason The M version was released for the Queenland market, since the R version was banned there.
Uncut Releases Local R-rated VHS, US VHS [assumption].

 
Rosemary's Killer / The Prowler (1981)
Director Joseph Zito
Cut Formats VHS
Classifications R (1984), X (1984), Banned (1982)
Cut Footage Some gory moments consisting 19 seconds. There are only minimal edits to the opening murder, the "bayonet" scene, the "pool" scene and a hedge-side killing. It is not known whether these cuts were made to the uncut version or the US R-rated cut version. [Source: IMDB and M. C. Thomason]
Reason Cut by the distributor to avoid being banned by the OFLC. The cut version was sourced from a UK master.
Uncut Releases Local DVD, US DVD (Blue Underground), Greek VHS, Danish VHS (DVD Production).
Entry Last Updated 5/11/2007

 
Rossa Venezia (2003)
Director Andreas Bethmann
Classifications Banned - Customs confiscation (2004)
Comments DVD 1 contains the full uncut export version, DVD 2 contains the hardcore porn version and a Giallo version, DVD 3 contains supplemental material, and the fourth disc is a soundtrack CD. [Thanks to Kerfew]
Uncut Releases Four DVD/CD limited edition set.
More Details Visit Xploited Cinema.

 
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