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Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) Poster

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The Australian DVD was made using the cut UK version, meaning it has 13 seconds of dialogue cut despite no previous censorship problems. VHS, theatrical and television versions are all intact.
The film was originally released to UK cinemas uncut with a 12 certificate. Since the 12 certificate prohibited entry to anyone under that age, regardless of the presence of a guardian, many cinema owners felt that they were missing out on a large potential audience, and a version was eventually passed PG, after the removal of 13 seconds of dialogue referring to "cunning linguistics", "horizontal mambo" and other crude mentions of sexual foreplay during the restaurant scene. All video, laserdisc and DVD versions released in the UK were similarly edited to secure the less restrictive rating. The uncut version was submitted to the BBFC in 2003, but they felt that having both cut- and uncut versions on the market together would confuse consumers, and so cuts were repeated. It was not until November 2012 when all cuts were fully waived by the BBFC, and a 12 certificate was given to the film. Their website outlines the history of the film in detail.
When aired on Fox Family, all profanities were cut out, including words like Hell and Damn; however the scene where Daniel imitates Porky Pig and tells Lou to piss off is still intact.
Over thirty minutes of deleted scenes are shown on the DVD, including a long subplot of Mrs. Doubtfire getting her revenge against Gloria, the busybody neighbor living next door.

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