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2.0 out of 5 stars Best cartoons in over a decade bowdlerised by UK Censorship board, 17 Sept. 2006
This review is from: The Ren and Stimpy Show - The First and Second Seasons [DVD] (DVD)
First of all, let me say that these first and second season episodes of Ren & Stimpy are the finest TV animated cartoons ever made.

Sadly, when the American DVD was made, the mastering team used versions of the episodes that had had material removed to free up time on commercial-heavy American TV. However, the DVD restored other cuts that had been made for children's TV.

This British DVD has been taken from the same source as the US version, but now adds cuts of its own. The British Board of Film Classification have decided to remove the end of one of the cartoons to make it suitable for children and idiots. This DVD is not aimed at children. If it was, it would have been released under the Nickelodeon brand. Also, the episode that children's TV executives "banned" (that is, decided to confine to the vaults for over a decade) - "Man's Best Friend" - which was on the American DVD, is missing here, probably because of its violent content.

This makes the tagline at the top of this being a "Collector's Edition" utterly laughable. Save yourself the bother and buy the American Region 1 version - it's still incomplete, but at least it's incomplete because of an accident instead of nanny-state government censorship.
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Initial post: 3 Nov 2015, 23:56:53 GMT
"nanny-state government censorship" - A typical over the top, knee-jerk reaction.

It's no use blaming the BBFC. The company that made this DVD would have been told what was required to make it available uncut for adults, most likely a 15 certificate. If the makers then decided that they'd rather have the cuts so they can have the PG certificate in order to push the DVD in the kids market then it's entirely down to them. It's certainly not the BBFC's fault that the company that made the disc decided to get their money by aiming this DVD at kids as opposed to adults.
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