JAMES BANNED! New doc­u­ments re­veal X-rated 007 scenes axed by cen­sors

Midweek Sport - - SPORT - By NEIL GOOD­WIN

CEN­SORS have lifted the lid on con­tro­ver­sial 007 scenes they said ‘Dr No Way’ to!

Bri­tish se­cret agent Bond has gone toe-to-toe with count­less bad­dies dur­ing a fifty year ca­reer that has cov­ered a whopping 23 films.

But the su­per­spy – played by Sean Con­nery, Roger Moore and re­cently Daniel Craig – found an­other neme­sis in the watch­dogs at the Bri­tish Board of Film Clas­si­fi­ca­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to the new­lyre­leased doc­u­ments, the BBFC film snip­pers de­manded dozens of changes be made to some of the clas­sic movies in the fran­chise.

They turned their noses up at saucy on-screen nu­dity and banned blood-cur­dling images of ex­treme vi­o­lence.

But here – for the first time ever – we can bring you those axed scenes in all their glory!

One source at Pinewood Stu­dios said: “While some of the films look dated through mod­ern eyes, at the time they raised eye­brows due to saucy sex an­tics and on-screen fa­tal­i­ties.

“Some­times di­rec­tors pushed the en­ve­lope a bit too far. And that’s when the BBFC stepped in to shoot them down.”

The new Bond film, called Sky­fall with Craig, 43, once again in the MI6 hot­seat, hits cine­mas in Novem­ber.

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