For its original cinema release the BBFC requested cuts to remove the rape of Anna by the Baron and to edit shots and sounds of sawing during the brain operation. All later video/DVD releases of the film have been fully uncut.
The U.S. release version contains a scene of Baron Frankenstein raping Anna. This scene was reportedly removed from the original British release.
A scene was filmed of Baron Frankenstein raping Anna. Both Terence Fisher and Peter Cushing were very uncomfortable with the scene. This scene was included in the U.S. release version which increased its running time to 101 minutes.
The scene in which Frankenstein rapes Anna (and the following scene involving Thorley Walters' police inspector) were removed from the original American release. However, they have been restored in all VHS and the 2004 DVD release. These scenes also appear in the UK prints of this film which were never cut.