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Jack Reacher Trimmed For UK 12A Certificate

The BBFC have classified Christopher McQuarrie's Jack Reacher and the final result is a 12a rating for a film cut by 2 seconds.Or rather, the BBFC have reclassified the film They originally handed Paramount Pictures a 15 certificate for the full, intact movie The cuts came when the studio decided that the 'offending material' was[...]

When The Temple Of Doom Tested The BBFC's Love Of Spielberg And Lucas

I don't know if the BBFC are supposed to go about their duties certificating movies with impartiality or not, but you might assume it would be for the best Still, they're only human and they have their favourites, like the rest of us.Seems that the board were rather into ET, Star Wars and Raiders of[...]

Ridley Scott Admits That He Cut Prometheus For Its Rating

Having said that he would cut Prometheus to make it widely releasable, Ridley Scott has now made it clear that, in fact, he did. In the UK, the film has been given a 15 rating, as opposed to an adults-only 18. There's no direct equivalent to these in the US, and both 15 and 18 […]




Seven Seconds Cut From UK Release Of The Hunger Games

According to the BBFC's report:This work was originally seen for advice in an unfinished form The company was advised that the film was likely to receive a 15 certificate but that their preferred 12A classification could be achieved by making a number of cuts and visual reductions When the finished version of the film was[...]

When The BBFC Tried To Understand And Then Classify David Lynch Films

(Sorry, it's a mistake they can sometimes make it far too easy to make)One deals with Lynch's debut film, Eraserhead, and the other digs into the very complex and ambitious Dune.Each dates back to the original British release of the film in question, and shows the notes made by the BBFC in attempting to determine[...]


Another Film Rejected By The BBFC – The Bunny Game. Here's The Trailer

The BBFC recently made headlines by refusing a certificate to The Human Centipede Part 2: Full Sequence They've since allowed an 18 certificate for a heavily edited version of the film, but initially - for whatever it's worth now - they had said that the film was pretty much unreleasable and they didn't know how[...]

BBFC Finally Relents And Grants The Human Centipede Part II An 18 Certificate In The UK

With a grand total of 2 minutes and 37 seconds of cuts.It's still not completely the result we were looking for, but it's an impressive turnaround considering the original BBFC statement, which said that: “The Board considered whether its concerns could be dealt with through cuts However, given that the unacceptable content runs throughout the[...]

Big List Of Deleted Scenes You Can Look Forward To On The Star Wars Blu-Rays

A few crept out along the way, on DVD supplements, in TV specials, in illicit midnight screenings in Washington DC parking garages (well, maybe) but we're about to hit the mother lode with the new Blu-rays.You'll have to get the big Star Wars: The Complete Saga set to get your hands on all of these,[...]