There were no substitute shots inserted. The director had sent over some ungraded shots and notes for possible substitution, but after a lot of consideration, it was felt that they did not full comply with the overall wishes of the BBFC, and that together with having to grade the shots, it was felt it was easier to simply make cuts as per the BBFC's requests.
We made an additional 6 seconds of cuts to the request of the 3 mins 48 secs as there were a couple of instances where there was a shot 'A' / 'B' / 'similar A' / 'C' / 'D'. Therefore, where shots 'B' and 'C' were requested to be cut, we also removed the similar shot A in between the two requested cuts to ease the flow of the film and the transition between the cuts.
We spent a lot of time ensuring the sound mix was as good as possible so that any cuts would be hardly noticeable.
Regarding the theatrical submission, the uncut film was submitted for theatrical classification a few weeks ago, but received the same cuts request list as for the DVD. Therefore, we decided to cut the DVD version first (just in case any more shots would be requested) and now that has been classified, we will repeat the edit for the theatrical materials and resubmit in the next couple of weeks. We have been told if the edit it is the same as our DVD submission it will be classified.
Therefore there will be no difference between the theatrical and home entertainment release.
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