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11 January 2011

Former BBFC Reject BARE BEHIND BARS on UK DVD

On January 31st, Arrow Video will release Osvaldo de Oliveira's 1980 WIP film BARE BEHIND BARS (A Prisão) in the UK.  When submitted for VHS release in the nineties by Redemption Video, the film was rejected outright by the BBFC; the ruling was appealed, but the video company still lost (according to the BBFC site, the submitted version ran roughly 86 minutes which is shorter than the PAL speed for the uncut version).  Arrow Video submitted the uncut version for reclassification this year for its DVD release; alas, the film still did not get through intact.  The BBFC insisted on 1m 35s of cuts.

UPDATE: DVDBeaver review/comparison (Arrow vs Blue Underground).



Related Link: British Board of Film Classification database entry for BARE BEHIND BARS.
 

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