U.K. Censors Block Treasure Island Media’s ‘Hard Cuts 1’

LONDON — British censors have reportedly blocked Treasure Island Media’s latest gay video release, “Hard Cuts 1,” making it illegal to sell in the U.K.

According to the company, scenes showing drug-fuelled outdoor sex have been opposed by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), which is demanding evidence that the activities were not visible to members of the public during filming.

“Hard Cuts 1” was released internationally in its uncut form on Wed., Dec. 3 and now available from Treasure Island Media’s website. However, U.K. stores must wait for the DVD to receive an R18 classification before selling it.

The BBFC has objected to two scenes. One features Dutch porn star Peto Coast in a forest, and the other, entitled “Stoner Six-Way,” shows half a dozen naked men smoking an unidentified substance and having sex on an open-air balcony.

Treasure Island Media’s London director, Liam Cole, shot “Hard Cuts 1”.

Now available exclusively at TreasureIslandMedia.com, “Hard Cuts 1” will be released to New Barbary Coast Distribution in January. Retailers interested in carrying it or any Treasure Island Media title can call Jose Johnston at (415) 553-4073.