UK version was edited (1m 43 sec) to secure an '18' rating.
When originally submitted to the BBFC for cinema release heavy cuts were requested, leading to the director withdrawing the film. It was briefly shown in unlicensed cinemas in 1982 though the excerpts from the inserted "Christian and his Stamp Collector Friend" movie were removed under the Protection of Children Act. The film was finally submitted for video in 1994 and received 1 min 43 secs of cuts which heavily removed footage of gay sex, nudity and the golden shower scene. Surprisingly the film was passed fully uncut for showing on the Film Four Channel in 2005.
German DVD release features a longer, remastered director's cut.