This filmmakers originally submitted the film to the BBFC in the UK for advice on whether the film would receive a 12A rating upon a formal submission. The BBFC informed the filmmakers that cuts would be required in two scenes before a 12A rating could be obtained. Reductions were made in one scene of violence and in another scene which shows the aftermath of a violent act. Cuts were duly made, and upon a formal submission to the BBFC, the film was passed 12A without further cuts. The two affected scenes are: (spoiler) Mr. Hinx gouging out the eyes of another Spectre agent. Aftermath of Mr. White's suicide
In the German language version the character Dr. Vogel, who first reports at the SPECTRE meeting in Rome, speaks Hungarian, not German like in the original English version. The reasons for this significant change are unknown. But the organization SPECTRE now appears more 'foreign' to a German audience.
In the UK theatrical release, when Bond lands with his parachute in the middle of a street in Rome (after the car chase), and greets someone, he says "Buona Sera" - the Italian for 'Good Evening'. In the UK DVD release, this line has been dubbed, with him saying the English "Good Evening".