Are you sure the headbutt was put back into the prequel trilogy boxset on dvd as I have just message 2 people on ebay to ask them to look at their copies and both have got back to me saying there is no headbutt scene, i really hope the blu ray version isnt cut in the uk version
the information for the bbfc info was dated 2011 and was for the blu ray collections, and specifially states the headbutt was removed at the request of lucasfilm to get a pg rating, otherwise it wouldve been a 12
Incidently on the topic of "headbuts" a reassuring thing may be that in the Matrix Blu-Ray, a headbut scene between Mopheus and Agent Smith (the bathroom fight) was shown uncut. This was despite being cut in both the VHS and DVD versions and the rating remaining unchanged.
The last boxset was just the previous individual discs (which had been sold indiviually), but collected into a box. They were the same discs as the individual release, hence why it was still cut. As this Blu-ray set is only available as a set & they aren't releasing the films individually, there's no need for 20th Century Fox to try to get a PG rating for AOTC.
Besides, the BBFC have relaxed their rules regarding headbutts in recent years. Spiderman 2 Blu-ray now has a headbutt reinstated (the scene where Aunt May is hanging by her umbrella). The DVD's of this were cut (with the same reason as AOTC- to avoid 12 cert), but the Blu-ray is now uncut, AND is also still rated PG (no increase to 12). Based on this AOTC could keep the headbutt & still be kept PG if they wanted to.
Fox generally uses the same masters around the world for major releases like this, so I wouldn't worry. Someone I know on another forum emailed the BBFC r=directly and they said it's uncut. Sometimes they're just slow to update their website.
Nah, the metal tin box sets had pan-European disks in them (the same disks used across Europe, except for dubbed versions). Episode II is uncut in this particular release - I've double checked for you too, mine is uncut. Headbutt is there, but the disk says PG.
Fox probably didn't bother with an official re-rating because the box set itself is 12-rated anyway. But now it's been re-rated on Blu-ray, and kept a PG rating.
@Chewie84 - like hippo said it does say 'previous cuts waived'. please read before contradicting people : ) Since they made the censorship cut in the first place, you can't get more reliable than the official BBFC site can you?
So the headbutt in Episode II is confirmed to be intact on the UK Blu-ray? That's good to know... I have the 9-disc UK Blu-ray set here (just arrived) and didn't fancy taking the cellophane off it until I'd double-checked it was uncut, to avoid a struggle returning it if it was censored.
Mind you, even if it was cut, I'm fairly sure returning it wouldn't be too much of a problem... Spot that tagline on the back of the box-set? "The Force on Blu-ray - OWN EVERY MOMENT"? Well, if a certain headbutting "moment" wasn't included, that would be a clear violation of the Trade Descriptions Act wouldn't it? XD