Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC


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Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC...

Latest classification decisions


Link Here26th January 2020
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BBFC decisions on 24 January 2020

Cyrano De Bergerac

Cyrano De Bergerac is a 1990 France historical comedy romance by Jean-Paul Rappeneau.
Starring Gérard Depardieu, Anne Brochet and Vincent Perez. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

A dashing officer of the guard and romantic poet, Cyrano de Bergerac is in love with his cousin Roxane without her knowing. His one curse in his life, he feels, is his large nose and although it may have been a forming influence in his rapier-sharp wit, he believes that Roxane will reject him. He resorts to writing letters to her on behalf of one of his cadets, Christian, who is also in love with Roxane but just doesn't know how to tell her. She falls for the poetic charm of the letters but believes that they were written by Christian.

BBFC uncut
138:24s
PGUK: Passed PG uncut for mild violence, injury detail:
  • 2020 cinema release

Frozen II

Frozen II [Singalong] is a 2019 USA family musical animation by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee.
Starring Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Evan Rachel Wood. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave Arendelle to travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land. They set out to find the origin of Elsa's powers in order to save their kingdom.

BBFC uncut
103:04s
UUK: Passed U uncut for mild threat, very mild violence, rude humour:
  • 2020 cinema release

Juliet of the Spirits

Juliet of the Spirits is a 1965 Italy / France comedy fantasy drama by Federico Fellini.
Starring Giulietta Masina, Sandra Milo and Mario Pisu. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Juliet lives in a beautiful house by the ocean. Her sisters, and especially her Mother overshadow her with their beauty. She is a spiritual, superstitious and naive woman. She visits a psychic seer who tells her she must follow the sex trade in order to be happy. Not long after she meets her eccentric and sexy neighbour, Suzy, who, by all counts appears to be a high class prostitute and encourages Juilet into sexual acts which make her guilty and nervous. A rare night when her husband is at home she wakes up to catch him talking to another woman on the phone. He calls out the name "Gabriella" while sleeping, but when she questions him he lies his way out of it. She finds out who Gabriella is and fears her husband will leave her. Juliet begins having visions who accuse and terrorize her. The pinnacle of the visions comes at the end where it is implied she realizes she would be better off without her husband and is ultimately emotionally emancipated.

BBFC uncut
145:09s
15UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong sex references:
  • 2020 cinema release

A Paris Education

A Paris Education is a 2018 France drama by Jean-Paul Civeyrac (as Jean Paul Civeyrac).
Starring Andranic Manet, Diane Rouxel and Jenna Thiam. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Etienne comes to Paris from Lyon to study cinema, meets many new friends and falls under the thrall of the mysterious Mathias.

BBFC uncut
136:36s
12AUK: Passed 12A uncut for moderate sex, infrequent strong language:
  • 2020 cinema release
filmCommunity Cinema

BBFC decisions on 24 January 2020

Disco Raja

Disco Raja is a 2020 India action Sci-Fi film by Vi Anand.
Starring Payal Rajput, Ravi Teja and Tanya Hope. BBFC link IMDb

Passed 15 uncut and also 12A after 41s of BBFC category cuts, both for 2020 cinema release.

For comparison a 149m version was was passed U/A uncut in India. U/A is equivalent to a UK 12A rating.

Summary Notes

The protagonist is working on a medical project and forwards his research to the Indian Council of Medical Research. The council rejects his project and denies him permission to continue researching for the project, Despite this heavy drawback.

BBFC cut
category
cuts
cut: 41s
run: 140:03s
pal: 134:27s
12AUK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, bloody images, threat after 41s of BBFC category cuts:
  • 2020 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Cuts made to remove scenes of strong violence in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.
BBFC uncut
run: 140:44s
pal: 135:06s
15

CBFC
India
U/A [12A]

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence:
  • 2020 cinema release

India: A 149m ceinam version was was passed U/A uncut in India. U/A is equivalent to a UK 12A rating.

 

videoFilm on DVD

BBFC decisions on 24 January 2020

Contraband Spain

Contraband Spain is a 1955 UK / Spain crime drama by Lawrence Huntington and Julio Salvador.
Starring Richard Greene, Anouk Aimée and Michael Denison. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Robin Hood star Richard Greene plays an agent who goes to the French-Spanish border to round up some smugglers and counterfeiters after his brother is murdered. He is helped by singer Anouk Aimee, who he falls in love with.

BBFC uncut
82:23s
PGUK: Passed PG uncut for mild violence:
  • 2020 Network video

Long Day's Journey Into Night

Long Day's Journey Into Night is a 2018 China / France mystery drama by Gan Bi.
Starring Wei Tang, Jue Huang and Sylvia Chang. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Luo Hongwu returns to Kaili, the hometown from which he fled 12 years earlier. As memories of an enigmatic and beautiful woman resurface - a woman he loved and whom he has never been able to forget - Luo Hongwu begins his search for her. Past and present, reality and dream interweave in Bi Gan's stunningly beautiful and highly innovative film noir.

BBFC uncut
132:44s
12UK: Passed 12 uncut for infrequent strong language, moderate threat, bloody images:
  • 2020 Verve Pictures [Subtitled] video

The Road To Sparta

The Road To Sparta is a 2016 UK documentary by Roddy Gibson (co-director) and Barney Spender (co-director).
Starring Dean Karnazes, Angela Terzi and Rob Pinnington. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Four athletes attempt to run the legendary 246-kilometre Spartathlon. In the heat of the Greek sun, their stories interweave with that of the ancient runner Pheidippides who ran for Athenian freedom in 490BC.

BBFC uncut
60:52s
PGUK: Passed PG uncut for mild injury detail:
  • 2020 Gilt Edge Media video
vodVoD

BBFC decisions on 24 January 2020

Get Gone

Get Gone is a 2019 USA horror thriller by Michael Thomas Daniel.
Starring Weston Cage Coppola, Lin Shaye and Bradley Stryker. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Hoax Busters, an internet 'fake video' team, head out on a weekend retreat to do some team building after busting another online lie. They travel to Whiskey Flats, Oregon and meet with Craig Eubanks, a shifty, bossy, know-it-all outdoor guide who promises them his company, Rocks and Roots, will build their team confidence. Meanwhile, an invasive drilling company is given the rights to some land by the Federal Government and is commandeering the property of a family that has lived there illegally for over 30 years. When the drillers attack the family and the Hoax Busters get caught in the middle, things quickly go awry.

BBFC uncut
88:53s
15UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, violence, threat:
  • 2020 1091 Media, LLC VoD

Rogue Warfare

Rogue Warfare is a 2019 USA action film by Mike Gunther.
Starring Stephen Lang, Will Yun Lee and Chris Mulkey. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

A group of military elite from the U.S., Russia, UK, China and France join forces to fight an elite underground terrorist network.

BBFC uncut
98:42s
15UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, language:
  • 2020 The Movie Partnership VoD
TV CensorshipTV on DVD

BBFC decisions on 24 January 2020

Mr. Robot

Mr. Robot is a drama by Sam Esmail.
Starring Rami Malek, Christian Slater and Carly Chaikin. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 4, Episode 1, 401 Unauthorized Passed 15 for very strong language, drug references, strong sex references (60:59s)
  • Season 4, Episode 10, 410 Gone Passed 15 for strong language, violence, drug references (45:15s)
  • Season 4, Episode 11, Exit Passed 15 for strong language, violence (52:04s)
  • Season 4, Episode 12, Whoami Passed 15 for strong language, violence (44:05s)
  • Season 4, Episode 13, Hello, Elliot Passed 15 for strong language (50:54s)
  • Season 4, Episode 2, 402 Payment Required Passed 15 for strong language, violence (47:31s)
  • Season 4, Episode 3, 403 Forbidden Passed 15 for strong violence, language (47:10s)
  • Season 4, Episode 4, 404 Not Found Passed 15 for strong violence, language, sex references (49:09s)
  • Season 4, Episode 5, 405 Method Not Allowed Passed 15 for strong violence (49:14s)
  • Season 4, Episode 6, 406 Not Acceptable Passed 15 for strong language, suicide references, threat (46:50s)
  • Season 4, Episode 7, 407 Proxy Authentication Required Passed 15 for strong language, sexual abuse references, violence, threat (56:13s)
  • Season 4, Episode 8, 408 Request Timeout Passed 15 for very strong language, strong violence, threat, sex references (44:52s)
  • Season 4, Episode 9, 409 Conflict Passed 15 for strong language, injury detail (47:05s)
  • Season 4, Episodes 1-10 Passed 15 for very strong language, strong violence, suicide and sexual abuse references (641:21s)

October Faction

October Faction is a fantasy drama
Starring Maxim Roy, Megan Follows and Wendy Crewson. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 1 Passed 15 for strong bloody violence, language, drug misuse (49:03s)
  • Season 1, Episode 10 Passed 15 for strong bloody violence, language (45:32s)
  • Season 1, Episode 2 Passed 15 for strong language (45:40s)
  • Season 1, Episode 3 Passed 15 for strong violence, gore, language (39:22s)
  • Season 1, Episode 4 Passed 15 for strong language, violence, bloody images, drug misuse (41:58s)
  • Season 1, Episode 5 Passed 15 for strong violence, bloody moments (39:53s)
  • Season 1, Episode 6 Passed 15 for strong language, bloody violence, gore (36:07s)
  • Season 1, Episode 7 Passed 15 for strong bloody violence, language (39:31s)
  • Season 1, Episode 8 Passed 15 for strong violence, language (39:39s)
  • Season 1, Episode 9 Passed 15 for strong language, violence, bloody images (39:11s)
  • Season 1, Episodes 1-10 Passed 15 for strong bloody violence, gore, language, drug misuse (415:56s)

Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj

Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj is a comedy video
Starring Hasan Minhaj. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 5, Episode 7, How America is Causing Global Obesity Passed 15 for strong language, sex references. (29:22s)
  • Season 5, Episodes 1-7 Passed 15 for strong language, sex references (181:14s)

Star Trek: Picard

Star Trek: Picard is a fantasy drama by Hanelle M Culpepper.
Starring Patrick Stewart, Santiago Cabrera and Isa Briones. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 1, Remembrance Passed 12 for moderate violence, injury detail (44:18s)

Vikings: Season 6 Part 1

Vikings: Season 6 Part 1 is a drama by Steve Saint Leger.
Starring Katheryn Winnick, Gustaf Skarsgård and Alexander Ludwig. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 6, Episode 2, the Prophet Passed 12 for moderate violence, bloody images (43:47s)
  • Season 6, Episode 4, All the Prisoners Passed 15 for strong violence (45:02s)
  • Season 6, Episode 5, the Key Passed 15 for strong threat, bloody images (43:45s)
  • Season 6, Episode 6, Death and the Serpent Passed 15 for strong violence, sex (46:25s)
  • Season 6, Episode 7, the Ice Maiden Passed 15 for brief strong violence, bloody images (44:15s)
  • Season 6, Episode 8, Valhalla Can Wait Passed 15 for strong violence, sex, threat (45:31s)
videoMusic video

BBFC decisions on 24 January 2020

In the World Tonight

In the World Tonight is a music documentary video by Geoff Wonfor.
Starring Paul McCartney. BBFC link

BBFC uncut
73:21s
12UK: Passed 12 uncut for infrequent strong language:
  • 2020 Universal Music DVD video

United Nation, Three Decades of Drum & Bass

United Nation, Three Decades of Drum & Bass is a 2020 documentary movie by Terry Stone and Richard Turner.
Starring Terry Stone, Adam Saint and Charissa Saverio. BBFC link

BBFC uncut
92:12s
15UK: Passed 15 uncut for very strong language, drug references:
  • 2020 Fanatical FIlm & Television Limited video
PreviewComing Soon

BBFC decisions on 24 January 2020

Trailers:
  • First Love
  • The Haunting of Alcatraz
  • Mr. Jones
  • Villain
  • Zakhmi Family Man

Jumanji: The Next Level

Additional Material:

  • Jumanji: The Next Level - Bd Added Value [Additional Material]

They Live By Night

Additional Material:

  • They Live By Night [Additional Material, Audio Commentary With Actor Farley Granger]

 

 

Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC...

Latest classification decisions


Link Here25th January 2020
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BBFC decisions on 23 January 2020

Spycies

Spycies is a 2019 China / France action animation comedy by Guillaume Ivernel and Zhiyi Zhang.
Starring Karen Strassman, Monsieur Poulpe and Davy Mourier. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Vladimir, a highly skilled but disobedient secret agent, gets left to rot for his attitude on an off-shore platform, watching over a top-secret material: the Radiuzite. There, he is compelled to team up with Hector, a rookie agent, whose only wish is to play video games and watch soap operas. Following an intrusion on the platform, this unusual team rush into a crazy investigation inside an even crazier hospital. There, they'll have to find the stolen Radiuzite and discover the truth about a climate threat which endangers species on the brink of extinction.

BBFC uncut
99:02s
PGUK: Passed PG uncut for mild violence, threat, language:
  • 2020 cinema release
filmCommunity Cinema

BBFC decisions on 23 January 2020

Jinde Meriye

Jinde Meriye is a 2019 India action comedy romance by Pankaj Batra.
Starring Sonam Bajwa, Hobby Dhaliwal and Navneet Kaur Dhillon. BBFC link IMDb

BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2020

Summary Notes

Yaadi falls in love with Rehmat, an innocent and focused student. Rehmat's father decides to arrange her marriage with a law-abiding man called Yuvi which places Rehmat at a crossroad in her life.

BBFC cut
137:27s
12AUK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, bloody images, drug and suicide references after 3:03s of BBFC category cuts:
  • 2020 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove scenes of strong violence and bloody detail in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.

Rafadan Tayfa Göbeklitepe

Rafadan Tayfa Göbeklitepe is a 2019 children's cartoon adventure by Ismail Fidan.
Starring Emine Sergen, Yagmur Sergen and Aysin Isimer. BBFC link

BBFC uncut
88:18s
UUK: Passed U uncut for very mild threat, rude humour:
  • 2020 cinema release
videoFilm on DVD

BBFC decisions on 23 January 2020

The Meanest Man in Texas

The Meanest Man in Texas is a 2017 USA historical biography by Justin Ward.
Starring Mateus Ward, Jamie McShane and Alexandra Bard. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Based on the book,"The Meanest Man in Texas" is the true story about Clyde Thompson, who in 1928 was convicted of multiple murders and sentenced to death, but was miraculously paroled. Thompson gained a reputation as the meanest man in Texas while working hard labor in prison, until he meets the love of his life, Julia Perryman, and finds redemption and faith.

BBFC uncut
101:42s
15UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, sexual threat:
  • 2020 High Fliers Films. video

The Occupation

The Occupation is a war drama by Steven Oritt.
Starring Zuzanna Surowy, Konrad Cichon and Pawel Królikowski. BBFC link

BBFC uncut
106:51s
15UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, threat, sexual violence references, very strong language:
  • 2020 Lightbulb Film Distribution Limited [Part Subtitled] video

The Staggering Girl

The Staggering Girl is a drama by Luca Guadagnino.
Starring Julianne Moore, Mia Goth and KiKi Layne. BBFC link

BBFC uncut
37:03s
PGUK: Passed PG uncut for mild sex references:
  • 2020 MUBI [16:9] video

Tornado and the Horse Whisperer

Tornado and the Horse Whisperer is a drama by Regardt Van Den Bergh.
Starring Danny Keogh, Quentin Krog and Lean van den Bergh. BBFC link

BBFC uncut
110:05s
12UK: Passed 12 uncut for scene of self harm, bloody images:
  • 2020 101 Films Limited [16:9] video
vodVoD

BBFC decisions on 23 January 2020

10 Things We Should Do Before We Break Up

10 Things We Should Do Before We Break Up is a drama by Galt Niederhoffer.
Starring Christina Ricci, Hamish Linklater and Lindsey Broad. BBFC link

BBFC uncut
71:19s
12UK: Passed 12 uncut for infrequent strong language, moderate sex references:
  • 2020 Signature Entertainment VoD
TV CensorshipTV on DVD

BBFC decisions on 23 January 2020

Blade of the Immortal

Blade of the Immortal is a animation fantasy video
Starring Ayane Sakura (voice) and Kenjirô Tsuda(voice). BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 14, Act Fourteen: Amendments Passed 15 for strong bloody violence (23:54s)
  • Season 1, Episode 15, Act Fifteen: Passed 18 for strong bloody violence (23:50s)
  • Season 1, Episode 16, Act Sixteen: Altered Limb Passed 18 for strong bloody violence (23:54s)

Family Reunion: Part 2

Family Reunion: Part 2 is a comedy video
Starring Tia Mowry, Anthony Alabi and Loretta Devine. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 1, Remember the Dance Battle? Passed PG for mild bad language, sex references (29:04s)
  • Season 1, Episode 2, Remember When Daddy Came Home? Passed PG for mild sex references (29:30s)
  • Season 1, Episode 3, Remember Our Parents' Wedding? Passed U for very mild innuendo, language (28:38s)
  • Season 1, Episode 4, Remember When Jade Was Down With the Swirl? Passed PG for discriminatory terms (26:22s)
  • Season 1, Episode 5, Remember When Shaka Got Beat Up? Passed U for very mild bad language, innuendo (24:03s)
  • Season 1, Episode 6, Remember the G Club? Passed PG for discrimination references (29:12s)
  • Season 1, Episode 7, Remember Cousin Kenya? Passed PG for mild comic references to sex and discrimination (29:50s)
  • Season 1, Episode 8, Remember M'dear's Fifteen Minutes? Passed U for very mild bad language (26:22s)
  • Season 1, Episode 9, Remember When the Party Was Over? Passed PG for mild bad language, sex references (28:02s)
  • Season 1, Episodes 1-9 Passed PG for mild sex references, discrimination, language (251:03s)

Mr. Robot

Mr. Robot is a drama by Sam Esmail.
Starring Rami Malek, Christian Slater and Carly Chaikin. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 4, Episode 1, 401 Unauthorized Passed 15 for very strong language, drug references, strong sex references (60:59s)
  • Season 4, Episode 10, 410 Gone Passed 15 for strong language, violence, drug references (45:15s)
  • Season 4, Episode 11, Exit Passed 15 for strong language, violence (52:04s)
  • Season 4, Episode 12, Whoami Passed 15 for strong language, violence (44:05s)
  • Season 4, Episode 13, Hello, Elliot Passed 15 for strong language (50:54s)
  • Season 4, Episode 2, 402 Payment Required Passed 15 for strong language, violence (47:31s)
  • Season 4, Episode 3, 403 Forbidden Passed 15 for strong violence, language (47:10s)
  • Season 4, Episode 4, 404 Not Found Passed 15 for strong violence, language, sex references (49:09s)
  • Season 4, Episode 5, 405 Method Not Allowed Passed 15 for strong violence (49:14s)
  • Season 4, Episode 6, 406 Not Acceptable Passed 15 for strong language, suicide references, threat (46:50s)
  • Season 4, Episode 7, 407 Proxy Authentication Required Passed 15 for strong language, sexual abuse references, violence, threat (56:13s)
  • Season 4, Episode 8, 408 Request Timeout Passed 15 for very strong language, strong violence, threat, sex references (44:52s)
  • Season 4, Episode 9, 409 Conflict Passed 15 for strong language, injury detail (47:05s)
  • Season 4, Episodes 1-10 Passed 15 for very strong language, strong violence, suicide and sexual abuse references (641:21s)

Preacher

Preacher is a fantasy drama by John Grillo.
Starring Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun and Ruth Negga. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 4, Episode 1, Masada Passed 18 for strong violence, gory images (41:28s)
  • Season 4, Episode 10, End of the World Passed 15 for strong violence, bloody images (54:57s)
  • Season 4, Episode 2, Last Supper Passed 15 for strong violence, bloody images (41:17s)
  • Season 4, Episode 3, Deviant Passed 18 for strong violence, gory images (43:10s)
  • Season 4, Episode 4, Search and Rescue Passed 18 for strong violence, gore (42:32s)
  • Season 4, Episode 5, Bleak City Passed 15 for strong violence, bloody images, sex references (44:13s)
  • Season 4, Episode 6, the Lost Apostle Passed 15 for strong violence, gore (40:15s)
  • Season 4, Episode 7, Messiahs Passed 15 for strong violence (40:44s)
  • Season 4, Episode 8, Fear of the Lord Passed 15 for strong violence, bloody images (41:43s)
  • Season 4, Episode 9, Overture Passed 18 for strong gory images (45:08s)
  • Season 4, Episodes 1-10 Passed 18 for strong violence, gory images, sex references (435:27s)

Sanctuary

Sanctuary is a drama by Óskar Thór Axelsson.
Starring Josefin Asplund, Lorenzo Richelmy and Barbara Marten. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 1 Passed 15 for strong language, threat (45:37s)
  • Season 1, Episode 2 Passed 15 for strong language, threat (45:31s)
  • Season 1, Episode 3 Passed 15 for strong language, threat, bloody images (45:25s)
  • Season 1, Episode 4 Passed 15 for strong language, threat (45:39s)
  • Season 1, Episode 5 Passed 15 for strong language, threat, brief bloody images (45:25s)
  • Season 1, Episode 6 Passed 15 for strong language, brief bloody images. (45:48s)
  • Season 1, Episode 7 Passed 15 for strong bloody violence, language (45:31s)
  • Season 1, Episode 8 Passed 15 for strong language, violence (45:30s)

Vikings: Season 6 Part 1

Vikings: Season 6 Part 1 is a drama by Steve Saint Leger.
Starring Katheryn Winnick, Gustaf Skarsgård and Alexander Ludwig. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 6, Episode 2, the Prophet Passed 12 for moderate violence, bloody images (43:47s)
  • Season 6, Episode 4, All the Prisoners Passed 15 for strong violence (45:02s)
  • Season 6, Episode 5, the Key Passed 15 for strong threat, bloody images (43:45s)
  • Season 6, Episode 6, Death and the Serpent Passed 15 for strong violence, sex (46:25s)
  • Season 6, Episode 7, the Ice Maiden Passed 15 for brief strong violence, bloody images (44:15s)
  • Season 6, Episode 8, Valhalla Can Wait Passed 15 for strong violence, sex, threat (45:31s)
videoChildren's video

BBFC decisions on 23 January 2020

Stardog and Turbocat

Stardog and Turbocat is a 2019 children's cartoon movie by Ben Smith.
Starring Luke Evans (voice), Nick Frost (voice) and Gemma Arterton (voice). BBFC link

BBFC uncut
90:26s
UUK: Passed U uncut for very mild fantasy violence, threat, language, rude humour:
  • 2020 Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment [16:9] video
PreviewComing Soon

BBFC decisions on 23 January 2020

Trailers:
  • Cunningham

 

 

Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC...

Color Out of Space, In Bed with Madonna, X: The Man with X-Ray Eyes


Link Here24th January 2020
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BBFC decisions on 22 January 2020

Color Out of Space

Color Out of Space is a 2019 Malaysia / Portugal / USA Sci-Fi horror by Richard Stanley.
Starring Joely Richardson, Madeleine Arthur and Elliot Knight. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

A story of cosmic terror about The Gardners, a family who moves to a remote farmstead in rural New England to escape the hustle of the 21st century. They are busy adapting to their new life when a meteorite crashes into their front yard. The mysterious aerolite seems to melt into the earth, infecting both the land and the properties of space-time with a strange, otherworldly color. To their horror, the Gardner family discover that this alien force is gradually mutating every life form that it touches...including them.

BBFC uncut
110:33s
15UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, gore, threat, horror, language, sex references:
  • 2020 cinema release

In the Shadow of Biafra

In the Shadow of Biafra is a 2020 documentary movie by Nathan E Richards. BBFC link

BBFC uncut
73:19s
12AUK: Passed 12A uncut for sexual violence references:
  • 2020 cinema release
filmCommunity Cinema

BBFC decisions on 22 January 2020

Türkler Geliyor

Türkler Geliyor is a 2019 drama by Kamil Aydin. BBFC link

BBFC uncut
125:05s
15UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody battle violence:
  • 2020 cinema release
videoFilm on DVD

BBFC decisions on 22 January 2020

Color Out of Space

Color Out of Space is a 2019 Malaysia / Portugal / USA Sci-Fi horror by Richard Stanley.
Starring Joely Richardson, Madeleine Arthur and Elliot Knight. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

A story of cosmic terror about The Gardners, a family who moves to a remote farmstead in rural New England to escape the hustle of the 21st century. They are busy adapting to their new life when a meteorite crashes into their front yard. The mysterious aerolite seems to melt into the earth, infecting both the land and the properties of space-time with a strange, otherworldly color. To their horror, the Gardner family discover that this alien force is gradually mutating every life form that it touches...including them.

BBFC uncut
105:54s
15UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, gore, threat, horror, language, sex references:
  • 2020 Studio Canal video

In Bed With Madonna

In Bed With Madonna is a 1991 USA music documentary by Alek Keshishian.
Starring Madonna, Donna DeLory and Niki Harris. BBFC link IMDb

18 rated and uncut for 1991 cinema release and VHS however there was also a specially edited 15 rated version for younger fans. Uncut and 15 rated for 2020 home video release.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: In Bed with Madonna

Summary Notes

From the rain of Japan, through threats of arrest for 'public indecency' in Canada, and a birthday tribute to her father in Detroit, this documentary follows Madonna on her 1990 'Blond Ambition' concert tour. Filmed in black and white, with the concert pieces in glittering MTV color, it is an intimate look at the work of the music performer, from a prayer circle with the dancers before each performance to bed games with the dance troupe afterwards.

BBFC uncut
114:30s
15UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong sex references, sexual violence references, language:
  • 2020 4Digital Media video

The Kitchen

The Kitchen is a 2019 USA action crime drama by Andrea Berloff.
Starring Melissa McCarthy, Elisabeth Moss and Domhnall Gleeson. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

The wives of New York gangsters in Hell's Kitchen in the 1970s continue to operate their husbands' rackets after they're locked up in prison.

BBFC uncut
98:13s
15UK: Passed 15 uncut for very strong language, strong violence, domestic abuse, sexual threat:
  • 2020 Warner Bros R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 20th January 2020
Additional Material:
  • The Kitchen - Running Hell's Kitchen [Additional Material]

Promotional Material

Based on the Vertigo comic book series from DC Entertainment, the film stars Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss as three 1978 Hell's Kitchen housewives whose mobster husbands are sent to prison by the FBI. Left with little but a sharp axe to grind, the ladies take the Irish mafia's matters into their own hands--proving unexpectedly adept at everything from running the rackets to taking out the competition...literally.

Knives Out

Knives Out is a 2019 USA crime comedy mystery by Rian Johnson.
Starring Toni Collette, Ana de Armas and Chris Evans. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death.

BBFC uncut
124:51s
12UK: Passed 12 uncut for brief bloody images, moderate sex and suicide references, strong language:
  • 2020 Lionsgate UK / Lionsgate International (UK) - (HE) video
Additional Material:
  • Knives Out - Director and Cast Q&a [Additional Material]
  • Knives Out - Ode To the Murder Mystery [Additional Material]
  • Knives Out - Rian Johnson: Planning the Perfect Murder Featurette [Additional Material]
  • Knives Out - Deleted Scenes - Don't Do Anything Rash [Additional Material]
  • Knives Out - Deleted Scenes - Bicycling Accident [Additional Material]
  • Knives Out - Deleted Scenes - Bicycling Accident [Additional Material, Audio Commentary With Writer/director Rian Johnson]
  • Knives Out [Additional Material, Audio Commentary With Writer/director Rian Johnson, Director of Photography Steve Yedlin and Actor Noah Segan]
  • Knives Out - Making a Murder [Additional Material]
  • Knives Out [Additional Material, Audio Commentary With In-theatre Commentary By Writer/director Rian Johnson]
  • Knives Out - Thrombey Real Estate [Additional Material]
  • Knives Out - Flam [Additional Material]
  • Knives Out - Blood Like Wine Publishing [Additional Material]
  • Knives Out - Deleted Scenes - Don't Do Anything Rash [Additional Material, Audio Commentary With Writer/director Rian Johnson]

X

X (aka X: The Man with X-Ray Eyes) is a 1963 USA Sci-Fi horror thriller by Roger Corman.
Starring Ray Milland, Diana Van der Vlis and Harold J Stone. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Dr. James Xavier is a world renowned scientist experimenting with human eyesight. He devises a drug, that when applied to the eyes, enables the user to see beyond the normal realm of our sight (ultraviolet rays etc.) it also gives the user the power to see through objects. Xavier tests this drug on himself, when his funding is cut off. As he continues to test the drug on himself, Xavier begins to see, not only through walls and clothes, but through the very fabric of reality!

BBFC uncut
79:01s
PGUK: Passed PG uncut:
  • 2020 Second Sight Films [16:9] video
vodVoD

BBFC decisions on 22 January 2020

The Bygone

The Bygone is a drama by Graham Phillips and Parker Phillips.
Starring Jacqueline Toboni, Shawn Hatosy and Graham Phillips. BBFC link

BBFC uncut
102:04s
15UK: Passed 15 uncut for sexual violence, strong threat, violence, language, nudity, drug misuse:
  • 2020 Lightbulb Film Distribution Limited VoD

Good Posture

Good Posture is a 2019 drama by Dolly Wells.
Starring Emily Mortimer, Nat Wolff and Norbert Leo Butz. BBFC link

BBFC uncut
91:43s
15UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language:
  • 2020 Sparky Pictures. VoD

Modo Avião

Modo Avião is a 2020 Brazil comedy romance by César Rodrigues.
Starring Larissa Manoela, Erasmo Carlos and Katiuscia Canoro. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Follows the young Ana, who studied fashion design dreaming of becoming a great stylist but dropped everything to become a digital influencer for a famous brand.

BBFC uncut
96:26s
PGUK: Passed PG uncut for mild bad language:
  • 2020 Netflix Services UK Limited VoD

The Sonata

The Sonata is a horror video by Andrew Desmond.
Starring Freya Tingley, Simon Abkarian and James Faulkner. BBFC link

BBFC uncut
88:48s
15UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong threat:
  • 2020 Blue Finch Film Releasing VoD

A Song of Love

A Song of Love is a drama by David Stubbs.
Starring Rose McIver, George Mason and Kimbra. BBFC link

BBFC uncut
94:42s
15UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language:
  • 2020 Blue Finch Film Releasing VoD
TV CensorshipTV on DVD

BBFC decisions on 22 January 2020

Family Reunion: Part 2

Family Reunion: Part 2 is a comedy video
Starring Tia Mowry, Anthony Alabi and Loretta Devine. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 1, Remember the Dance Battle? Passed PG for mild bad language, sex references (29:04s)
  • Season 1, Episode 2, Remember When Daddy Came Home? Passed PG for mild sex references (29:30s)
  • Season 1, Episode 3, Remember Our Parents' Wedding? Passed U for very mild innuendo, language (28:38s)
  • Season 1, Episode 4, Remember When Jade Was Down With the Swirl? Passed PG for discriminatory terms (26:22s)
  • Season 1, Episode 5, Remember When Shaka Got Beat Up? Passed U for very mild bad language, innuendo (24:03s)
  • Season 1, Episode 6, Remember the G Club? Passed PG for discrimination references (29:12s)
  • Season 1, Episode 7, Remember Cousin Kenya? Passed PG for mild comic references to sex and discrimination (29:50s)
  • Season 1, Episode 8, Remember M'dear's Fifteen Minutes? Passed U for very mild bad language (26:22s)
  • Season 1, Episode 9, Remember When the Party Was Over? Passed PG for mild bad language, sex references (28:02s)
  • Season 1, Episodes 1-9 Passed PG for mild sex references, discrimination, language (251:03s)

Handsome Siblings

Handsome Siblings is a comedy martial arts fantasy
Starring Tay Ping Hui, Hu Yi Tian and Chen Zhe Yuan. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 10 Passed 12 for moderate violence (45:40s)
  • Season 1, Episode 3 Passed 12 for moderate violence, language (45:41s)
  • Season 1, Episode 4 Passed 15 for strong violence (45:41s)

How Not To Summon a Demon Lord

How Not To Summon a Demon Lord is a animation fantasy video by Hiroki Negishi and Yuta Murano.
Starring Eric Vale (voice), Jad Saxton (voice) and Sarah Wiedenheft (voice). BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episodes 1-6 Passed 18 for sexual assault, strong sexualised images (141:51s)
  • Season 1, Episodes 7-12 Passed 18 for sexual assault, strong sexualised images (141:51s)

Instinto

Instinto is a thriller by Carlos Sedes.
Starring Mario Casas, Ingrid García Jonsson and Silvia Alonso. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 1 Passed 18 for strong sex (44:56s)
  • Season 1, Episode 3 Passed 15 for strong sex references, nudity, language (42:58s)
  • Season 1, Episode 4 Passed 15 for strong sex, nudity, language, drug misuse (46:14s)
  • Season 1, Episode 5 Passed 18 for strong sex (43:20s)
  • Season 1, Episode 6 Passed 15 for strong language, sex, references to sexual violence (40:51s)
  • Season 1, Episode 7 Passed 18 for strong sex, dangerous behaviour (40:44s)
  • Season 1, Episode 8 Passed 18 for references to sexual violence (39:43s)

Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez

Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez is a crime documentary video
Starring Kevin Armstrong, Dan Wetzel and Patrick Haggan. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 3 Passed 15 for strong language, images of real dead bodies, references to child sex abuse (67:04s)
  • Season 1, Episodes 1-3 Passed 15 for strong language, drug & suicide references, references to child sex abuse (201:33s)

October Faction

October Faction is a fantasy drama
Starring Maxim Roy, Megan Follows and Wendy Crewson. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 1 Passed 15 for strong bloody violence, language, drug misuse (49:03s)
  • Season 1, Episode 10 Passed 15 for strong bloody violence, language (45:32s)
  • Season 1, Episode 2 Passed 15 for strong language (45:40s)
  • Season 1, Episode 3 Passed 15 for strong violence, gore, language (39:22s)
  • Season 1, Episode 5 Passed 15 for strong violence, bloody moments (39:53s)
  • Season 1, Episode 6 Passed 15 for strong language, bloody violence, gore (36:07s)
  • Season 1, Episode 7 Passed 15 for strong bloody violence, language (39:31s)
  • Season 1, Episode 8 Passed 15 for strong violence, language (39:39s)

Preacher

Preacher is a fantasy drama by John Grillo.
Starring Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun and Ruth Negga. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 4, Episode 1, Masada Passed 18 for strong violence, gory images (41:28s)
  • Season 4, Episode 10, End of the World Passed 15 for strong violence, bloody images (54:57s)
  • Season 4, Episode 2, Last Supper Passed 15 for strong violence, bloody images (41:17s)
  • Season 4, Episode 3, Deviant Passed 18 for strong violence, gory images (43:10s)
  • Season 4, Episode 4, Search and Rescue Passed 18 for strong violence, gore (42:32s)
  • Season 4, Episode 5, Bleak City Passed 15 for strong violence, bloody images, sex references (44:13s)
  • Season 4, Episode 6, the Lost Apostle Passed 15 for strong violence, gore (40:15s)
  • Season 4, Episode 7, Messiahs Passed 15 for strong violence (40:44s)
  • Season 4, Episode 8, Fear of the Lord Passed 15 for strong violence, bloody images (41:43s)
  • Season 4, Episode 9, Overture Passed 18 for strong gory images (45:08s)
  • Season 4, Episodes 1-10 Passed 18 for strong violence, gory images, sex references (435:27s)

Sanctuary

Sanctuary is a drama by Óskar Thór Axelsson.
Starring Josefin Asplund, Lorenzo Richelmy and Barbara Marten. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 1 Passed 15 for strong language, threat (45:37s)
  • Season 1, Episode 2 Passed 15 for strong language, threat (45:31s)
  • Season 1, Episode 3 Passed 15 for strong language, threat, bloody images (45:25s)
  • Season 1, Episode 4 Passed 15 for strong language, threat (45:39s)
  • Season 1, Episode 5 Passed 15 for strong language, threat, brief bloody images (45:25s)
  • Season 1, Episode 6 Passed 15 for strong language, brief bloody images. (45:48s)
  • Season 1, Episode 7 Passed 15 for strong bloody violence, language (45:31s)
  • Season 1, Episode 8 Passed 15 for strong language, violence (45:30s)
videoMusic on DVD

BBFC decisions on 22 January 2020

In Bed With Madonna

In Bed With Madonna is a 1991 USA music documentary by Alek Keshishian.
Starring Madonna, Donna DeLory and Niki Harris. BBFC link IMDb

18 rated and uncut for 1991 cinema release and VHS however there was also a specially edited 15 rated version for younger fans. Uncut and 15 rated for 2020 home video release.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: In Bed with Madonna

Summary Notes

From the rain of Japan, through threats of arrest for 'public indecency' in Canada, and a birthday tribute to her father in Detroit, this documentary follows Madonna on her 1990 'Blond Ambition' concert tour. Filmed in black and white, with the concert pieces in glittering MTV color, it is an intimate look at the work of the music performer, from a prayer circle with the dancers before each performance to bed games with the dance troupe afterwards.

BBFC uncut
114:30s
15UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong sex references, sexual violence references, language:
  • 2020 4Digital Media video
videoChildren's Video

BBFC decisions on 22 January 2020

The Starfish

The Starfish is a 1950 UK children's film by Alan Cooke and John Schlesinger.
Starring Kenneth Griffith, Nigel Finzi and Susan Maryott. BBFC link IMDb

BBFC cuts were required for a 'a" rated cinema release in 1950.

Summary Notes

Three children, holidaying in a small Cornish fishing village, become intrigued by the locals tales of an elusive witch.

BBFC uncut
45:00s
PGUK: Passed PG uncut for mild threat:
  • 2020 BFI Video [4:3] video
PreviewComing Soon

BBFC decisions on 22 January 2020

Trailers:
  • And Then We Danced
  • Hermitage: The Power of Art / Tintoretto: A Rebel in Venice / Prado: A Collection of Wonders
  • Knives Out - Final Trailer
  • Knives Out - Teaser (official) Trailer
  • Knives Out - Theatrical (new) Trailer
  • The Meanest Man in Texas
  • Sacrilege
  • The Secret Garden
  • Wolfen

Daffy Duck's Easter Egg-citement

Additional Material:

  • Daffy Duck's Easter Egg-citement - Easter Yeggs [Additional Material]
  • Daffy Duck's Easter Egg-citement - Golden Yeggs [Additional Material]

Lego Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar

Additional Material:

  • Lego Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar [Additional Material, Season 1, Nedry's Tour]

 

 

Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC...

Latest classification decisions


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filmCinema

BBFC decisions on 21 January 2020

The Jesus Rolls

Going Places is a 2018 USA comedy drama by John Turturro.
Starring Bobby Cannavale, Susan Sarandon and John Turturro. BBFC link IMDb
 

Summary Notes

John Turturro plays Jesus Quintana in 'Going Places,' a film about a trio of misfits whose irreverent, sexually charged dynamic evolves into a surprising love story as their spontaneous and flippant attitude towards the past or future backfires time and again, even as they inadvertently perform good deeds. When they make enemies with a gun-toting hairdresser, their journey becomes one of constant escape from the law, from society and from the hairdresser, all while the bonds of their outsider family strengthen.

BBFC uncut
85:14s
15UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, sex, sex references:
  • 2020 cinema release

The Sleeping Beauty

The Sleeping Beauty is a 2020 UK music film by Kevin O'Hare.
Starring Federico Bonelli and Lauren Cuthbertson. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

The prestigious Royal Ballet performs live from London's Royal Opera House Petipa's original choreography for the classical ballet "The Sleeping Beauty", with music by Tchaikovsky.

BBFC uncut
220:23s
UUK: Passed U uncut for no material likely to offend or harm:
  • 2020 cinema release

Villain

Villain is a 2020 UK crime film by Philip Barantini.
Starring Craig Fairbrass, Robert Glenister and Nicholas Aaron. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

The story follows (Eddie Franks) a former criminals release from prison and his attempts to help his family by reconnecting with his daughter and clearing his brother's debt. Despite his efforts, he is drawn back into a criminal way of life, with devastating consequences.

BBFC uncut
97:03s
18UK: Passed 18 uncut for very strong language, strong violence:
  • 2020 cinema release

Vitalina Varela

Vitalina Varela is a 2019 Portugal drama by Pedro Costa.
Starring Vitalina Varela, Ventura and Manuel Tavares Almeida. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Vitalina Varela takes its title from the name of its lead actress, a Cape Verdean woman who, as per usual with Costa's non-professional actors, plays a fictionalized version of herself. Vitalina first appeared in an episode in the director's previous film, Horse Money (Wavelengths 2015), wherein she recounted how her husband had left their homeland nearly 25 years ago to work in Lisbon - a separation that became permanent when she finally arrived on the continent, three days after his funeral. In Vitalina Varela, Costa refracts and expands that episode to place us firmly within his heroine's stoic point of view, capturing her extraordinary strength and resilience as she navigates the scanty physical traces her husband left behind, discovers his secret, illicit life, and encounters the other lives that darken the shadows of the Fontainhas that once was.

BBFC uncut
124:48s
12AUK: Passed 12A uncut for infrequent moderate sex references:
  • 2020 cinema release

Your Ecstatic Self

Your Ecstatic Self is a 2020 drama by Rehana Zaman. BBFC link

BBFC uncut
33:10s
15UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong sex references:
  • 2020 cinema release
videoFilm on DVD

BBFC decisions on 21 January 2020

Knives Out

Knives Out is a 2019 USA crime comedy mystery by Rian Johnson.
Starring Toni Collette, Ana de Armas and Chris Evans. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death.

BBFC uncut
124:51s
12UK: Passed 12 uncut for brief bloody images, moderate sex and suicide references, strong language:
  • 2020 Lionsgate UK / Lionsgate International (UK) - (HE) video
Additional Material:
  • Knives Out - Director and Cast Q&a [Additional Material]
  • Knives Out - Ode To the Murder Mystery [Additional Material]
  • Knives Out - Rian Johnson: Planning the Perfect Murder Featurette [Additional Material]
  • Knives Out - Deleted Scenes - Don't Do Anything Rash [Additional Material]
  • Knives Out - Deleted Scenes - Bicycling Accident [Additional Material]
  • Knives Out - Deleted Scenes - Bicycling Accident [Additional Material, Audio Commentary With Writer/director Rian Johnson]
  • Knives Out [Additional Material, Audio Commentary With Writer/director Rian Johnson, Director of Photography Steve Yedlin and Actor Noah Segan]
  • Knives Out - Making a Murder [Additional Material]
  • Knives Out [Additional Material, Audio Commentary With In-theatre Commentary By Writer/director Rian Johnson]
  • Knives Out - Thrombey Real Estate [Additional Material]
  • Knives Out - Flam [Additional Material]
  • Knives Out - Blood Like Wine Publishing [Additional Material]
  • Knives Out - Deleted Scenes - Don't Do Anything Rash [Additional Material, Audio Commentary With Writer/director Rian Johnson]

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is a 2019 USA family fantasy adventure by Joachim Rønning.
Starring Angelina Jolie, David Gyasi and Elle Fanning. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies, and dark new forces at play.

BBFC uncut
113:56s
PGUK: 2D and 3D versions passed PG uncut for moderate fantasy threat, mild violence, scary scenes:
  • 2020 Buena Vista Home Entertainment video

Additional Material:

  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil - Bonus [Additional Material] was cut for a U rating.

The BBFC commented:

Company chose to remove sight of a rude two finger gesture being made towards camera in an out-take scene. An uncut 12 classification was available.

TV CensorshipTV on DVD

BBFC decisions on 21 January 2020

Arashi's Diary

Arashi's Diary - Voyage: Limited Series is a documentary video
Starring Arashi. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 1 Passed U for no material likely to offend or harm (22:10s)

Bojack Horseman

Bojack Horseman is a animation comedy video by Adam Parton.
Starring Will Arnett (voice), Amy Sedaris (voice) and Alison Brie (voice). BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 6, Episode 13, the Horny Unicorn Passed 12 for moderate sex references, language (26:27s)
  • Season 6, Episode 14, Angela Passed 12 for moderate sex references (26:44s)
  • Season 6, Episode 15, the View From Halfway Down Passed 15 for suicide references (26:02s)
  • Season 6, Episode 16, Nice While It Lasted Passed 12 for suicide references (27:22s)

Family Reunion: Part 2

Family Reunion: Part 2 is a comedy video
Starring Tia Mowry, Anthony Alabi and Loretta Devine. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 1, Remember the Dance Battle? Passed PG for mild bad language, sex references (29:04s)
  • Season 1, Episode 2, Remember When Daddy Came Home? Passed PG for mild sex references (29:30s)
  • Season 1, Episode 3, Remember Our Parents' Wedding? Passed U for very mild innuendo, language (28:38s)
  • Season 1, Episode 4, Remember When Jade Was Down With the Swirl? Passed PG for discriminatory terms (26:22s)
  • Season 1, Episode 5, Remember When Shaka Got Beat Up? Passed U for very mild bad language, innuendo (24:03s)
  • Season 1, Episode 6, Remember the G Club? Passed PG for discrimination references (29:12s)
  • Season 1, Episode 7, Remember Cousin Kenya? Passed PG for mild comic references to sex and discrimination (29:50s)
  • Season 1, Episode 8, Remember M'dear's Fifteen Minutes? Passed U for very mild bad language (26:22s)

The Good Place

The Good Place is a comedy video by Morgan Sackett.
Starring Kristen Bell, Ted Danson and William Jackson Harper. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 4, Episode 12, Patty Passed 12 for moderate drug references, sex references (22:04s)

Handsome Siblings

Handsome Siblings is a martial arts drama
Starring Tay Ping Hui, Hu Yi Tian and Chen Zhe Yuan. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 3 Passed 12 for moderate violence, language (45:41s)
  • Season 1, Episode 4 Passed 15 for strong violence (45:41s)

Instinto

Instinto is a thriller by Carlos Sedes.
Starring Mario Casas, Ingrid García Jonsson and Silvia Alonso. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 1 Passed 18 for strong sex (44:56s)
  • Season 1, Episode 3 Passed 15 for strong sex references, nudity, language (42:58s)
  • Season 1, Episode 4 Passed 15 for strong sex, nudity, language, drug misuse (46:14s)
  • Season 1, Episode 5 Passed 18 for strong sex (43:20s)
  • Season 1, Episode 6 Passed 15 for strong language, sex, references to sexual violence (40:51s)
  • Season 1, Episode 7 Passed 18 for strong sex, dangerous behaviour (40:44s)
  • Season 1, Episode 8 Passed 18 for references to sexual violence (39:43s)

October Faction

October Faction is a fantasy drama
Starring Maxim Roy, Megan Follows and Wendy Crewson. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 1 Passed 15 for strong bloody violence, language, drug misuse (49:03s)
  • Season 1, Episode 10 Passed 15 for strong bloody violence, language (45:32s)
  • Season 1, Episode 2 Passed 15 for strong language (45:40s)
  • Season 1, Episode 3 Passed 15 for strong violence, gore, language (39:22s)
  • Season 1, Episode 5 Passed 15 for strong violence, bloody moments (39:53s)
  • Season 1, Episode 6 Passed 15 for strong language, bloody violence, gore (36:07s)
  • Season 1, Episode 7 Passed 15 for strong bloody violence, language (39:31s)
  • Season 1, Episode 8 Passed 15 for strong violence, language (39:39s)

Riverdale

Riverdale is a drama
Starring KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart and Camila Mendes. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 4, Episode 10, Chapter Sixty-seven: Varsity Blues Passed 15 for references to self-harm and child sex abuse (42:43s)

Sanctuary

Sanctuary is a drama by Óskar Thór Axelsson.
Starring Josefin Asplund, Lorenzo Richelmy and Barbara Marten. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 1 Passed 15 for strong language, threat (45:37s)
  • Season 1, Episode 2 Passed 15 for strong language, threat (45:31s)
  • Season 1, Episode 3 Passed 15 for strong language, threat, bloody images (45:25s)
  • Season 1, Episode 4 Passed 15 for strong language, threat (45:39s)
  • Season 1, Episode 6 Passed 15 for strong language, brief bloody images. (45:48s)
  • Season 1, Episode 8 Passed 15 for strong language, violence (45:30s)
videoMusic video

BBFC decisions on 21 January 2020

Triptykon

Triptykon - Requiem (live at Roadburn) is a music video by Max Boeree. BBFC link

BBFC uncut
46:56s
12UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate sex references:
  • 2020 Sony Music Entertainment video
videoChildren's video

BBFC decisions on 21 January 2020

Hetty Feather: A Christmas Adventure

Hetty Feather: A Christmas Adventure is a children's musical video by Ian Barnes.
Starring Isabel Clifton, Dasharn Anderson and Georgie Glen. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 5, Episode 11, a Christmas Adventure Passed PG for mild threat, sex references (53:10s)
PreviewComing Soon

BBFC decisions on 21 January 2020

Trailers:
  • The Bold, the Corrupt and the Beautiful
  • The New Mutants
  • Peter Rabbit 2

Honey Boy

Additional Material:

  • Honey Boy - Added Value [Additional Material]

 

 

Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC...

Latest classification decisions


Link Here22nd January 2020
filmCinema

BBFC decisions on 20 January 2020

First Love

First Love is a 2019 Japan / UK crime comedy romance by Takashi Miike.
Starring Becky, Sakurako Konishi and Masataka Kubota. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Leo is a young boxer, successful but unable to show emotion. He has a fight scheduled and is sure that he will win. Instead, his opponent knocks him out. This triggers a chain of unpleasant events involving drugs, corrupt cops, the Yakuza, a female assassin - and Monica, an escort that he must rescue. It's one hell of a night for Leo.

BBFC uncut
108:19s
15UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, language, drug references, brief sexual threat:
  • 2020 cinema release
filmCommunity Cinema

BBFC decisions on 20 January 2020

 

Disco Raja

Disco Raja is a 2020 India action Sci-Fi film by Vi Anand.
Starring Payal Rajput, Ravi Teja and Tanya Hope. BBFC link IMDb

BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2020.

Summary Notes

The protagonist is working on a medical project and forwards his research to the Indian Council of Medical Research. The council rejects his project and denies him permission to continue researching for the project, Despite this heavy drawback.

BBFC cut
140:03s
12AUK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, bloody images, threat after 41s of BBFC category cuts:
  • 2020 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Cuts made to remove scenes of strong violence in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.
videoFilm on DVD

BBFC decisions on 20 January 2020

The Day Shall Come

The Day Shall Come is a 2019 UK / USA comedy by Christopher Morris.
Starring Anna Kendrick, Danielle Brooks and Jim Gaffigan. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

An impoverished preacher who brings hope to the Miami projects is offered cash to save his family from eviction. He has no idea his sponsor works for the FBI who plan to turn him into a criminal by fueling his madcap revolutionary dreams.

BBFC uncut
83:49s
15UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, sex references, drug misuse:
  • 2020 Universal Pictures (UK) [5:4] video

Lady Chatterley's Lover

Lady Chatterley's Lover is a 1981 UK / France / West Germany romance by Just Jaeckin.
Starring Sylvia Kristel, Shane Briant and Nicholas Clay. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

A film adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's novel. After a crippling injury leaves her husband impotent, Lady Chatterly is torn between her love for her husband and her physical desires. With her husband's consent, she seeks out other means of fulfilling her needs.

BBFC uncut
103:49s
18UK: Passed 18 uncut:
  • 2020 Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment [16:9] video
vodVoD

BBFC decisions on 20 January 2020

Louis Theroux: Selling Sex

Louis Theroux: Selling Sex is a documentary video
Starring Louis Theroux. BBFC link

BBFC uncut
59:12s
18UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex references, child sexual abuse references:
  • 2020 2 entertain Video. VoD
TV CensorshipTV on DVD

BBFC decisions on 20 January 2020

Brokenwood

Brokenwood is a crime drama by Not Known.
Starring Neill Rea, Fern Sutherland and Nic Sampson. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 6, Episodes 1-4 Passed 15 for strong violence, bloody images (369:29s)

Chocolate

Chocolate is a drama
Starring Ji-won Ha, Seung-jo Jang and Bu-ja Kang. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 10 Passed 12 for moderate threat, language (63:32s)
  • Season 1, Episode 11 Passed 12 for infrequent moderate bad language (61:56s)
  • Season 1, Episode 12 Passed PG for mild bad language, violence, emotional upset (62:36s)
  • Season 1, Episode 13 Passed 12 for moderate bad language (61:37s)
  • Season 1, Episode 14 Passed 12 for moderate threat, violence (63:12s)
  • Season 1, Episode 16 Passed U for very mild threat (71:34s)
  • Season 1, Episode 4 Passed 15 for strong surgery detail (65:19s)
  • Season 1, Episode 5 Passed 12 for moderate bad language (66:38s)
  • Season 1, Episode 6 Passed 12 for infrequent strong language, moderate threat, distressing scenes (67:04s)
  • Season 1, Episode 7 Passed 12 for suicide scene, suicide references (62:07s)
  • Season 1, Episode 8 Passed 12 for infrequent strong language (65:38s)
  • Season 1, Episode 9 Passed 12 for moderate bad language, violence (62:32s)

Crash Landing on You

Crash Landing on You is a drama by Not Supplied.
Starring Son Ye-jin, Hyun Bin and Kim Jung-hyun. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 10 Passed 12 for moderate violence, language (84:11s)
  • Season 1, Episode 2 Passed 12 for suicide references (76:53s)
  • Season 1, Episode 3 Passed 12 for infrequent moderate bloody images, threat, language (70:00s)
  • Season 1, Episode 4 Passed 12 for moderate violence (78:14s)
  • Season 1, Episode 5 Passed 12 for infrequent strong language, moderate violence (80:05s)
  • Season 1, Episode 6 Passed 12 for moderate violence, language (78:54s)
  • Season 1, Episode 7 Passed 12 for moderate action violence (82:34s)
  • Season 1, Episode 8 Passed 12 for moderate violence, language (86:13s)
  • Season 1, Episode 9 Passed 12 for moderate threat, language (88:07s)

Family Reunion: Part 2

Family Reunion: Part 2 is a comedy video
Starring Tia Mowry, Anthony Alabi and Loretta Devine. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 1, Remember the Dance Battle? Passed PG for mild bad language, sex references (29:04s)
  • Season 1, Episode 6, Remember the G Club? Passed PG for discrimination references (29:12s)
  • Season 1, Episode 8, Remember M'dear's Fifteen Minutes? Passed U for very mild bad language (26:22s)

The Forgotten Army

The Forgotten Army - Azaadi Ke Liye is a war drama by Kabir Khan.
Starring Rajvir Chauhan, T J Bhanu and Rohit Chaudhary. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 1 Passed 18 for scene of sexual violence (35:25s)
  • Season 1, Episode 2 Passed 15 for strong language, gory images, brief sexual violence (33:00s)
  • Season 1, Episode 3 Passed 15 for strong language (36:02s)
  • Season 1, Episode 4 Passed 15 for strong bloody violence (39:56s)
  • Season 1, Episode 5 Passed 15 for strong violence, gore, language (44:58s)

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders - Set 3 is a animation fantasy video by Eri Nagata and Naokatsu Tsuda.
Starring Matthew Mercer (voice), Richard Epcar (voice) and Patrick Seitz (voice). BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 3, Episodes 25-33 Passed 15 for strong violence, sex references (214:54s)
videoCommunity video

BBFC decisions on 20 January 2020

The Forgotten Army

The Forgotten Army - Azaadi Ke Liye is a war drama by Kabir Khan.
Starring Rajvir Chauhan, T J Bhanu and Rohit Chaudhary. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 1 Passed 18 for scene of sexual violence (35:25s)
  • Season 1, Episode 2 Passed 15 for strong language, gory images, brief sexual violence (33:00s)
  • Season 1, Episode 3 Passed 15 for strong language (36:02s)
  • Season 1, Episode 4 Passed 15 for strong bloody violence (39:56s)
  • Season 1, Episode 5 Passed 15 for strong violence, gore, language (44:58s)
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BBFC decisions on 20 January 2020

Trailers:
  • The New Mutants
  • The Rhythm Section

 

 

Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC...

The Rhythm Section


Link Here19th January 2020
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BBFC decisions on 17 January 2020

Amber and Me

Amber and Me is a 2020 documentary movie by Ian Davies. BBFC link

BBFC uncut
59:04s
UUK: Passed U uncut for scenes of mild emotional upset:
  • 2020 cinema release

Billy Elliot

Billy Elliot is a 2000 UK / France romance by Stephen Daldry.
Starring Jamie Bell, Julie Walters and Jean Heywood. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

County Durham, during the endless, violent 1984 strike against the Thatcher closure of British coal mines. Widower Jackie Elliot and his firstborn, fellow miner Tony, take a dim view of 11 year-old second son Billy's poor record in boxing class, which worsens when they discover he sneakily transferred to the neighboring, otherwise girls-only-attended ballet class. Only one schoolmate, closet-gay Michael Caffrey, encourages Billy's desire, aroused by the teacher, who judged him talented enough for private lesson, to train and try out for the world-renowned Royal Ballet audition. Only the prospect of a fancy career unimagined in the pauper quarter may twist pa and big brother's opposition to indispensable support.

BBFC uncut
110:20s
15UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language:
  • 2020 cinema release

Downhill

Downhill is a 2020 USA drama by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash.
Starring Will Ferrell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Miranda Otto. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Barely escaping an avalanche during a family ski vacation in the Alps, a married couple is thrown into disarray as they are forced to reevaluate their lives and how they feel about each other.

BBFC uncut
86:13s
15UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, sex references:
  • 2020 cinema release

Michael Clayton

Michael Clayton is a 2007 USA crime mystery thriller by Tony Gilroy.
Starring George Clooney, Tilda Swinton and Tom Wilkinson. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Michael Clayton, a high-priced law firm's fixer, leaves a late night poker game, gets a call to drive to Westchester, and watches his car blow up as he's taking an impromptu dawn walk through a field. Flash back four days. He owes a loan shark to cover his brother's debts (Michael's own gambling habits have left him virtually broke). His law firm is negotiating a high-stakes merger, and his firm's six year defense of a conglomerate's pesticide use is at risk when one of the firm's top litigators goes off his meds and puts the case in jeopardy. While Michael is trying to fix things someone decides to kill him. Who? Meanwhile his son summarizes the plot of a dark fantasy novel.

BBFC uncut
119:52s
15UK: Passed 15 uncut for very strong language, strong sex references:
  • 2020 cinema release

The Rescue

The Rescue is a 2020 China action film by Dante Lam.
Starring Eddie Peng, Yanlin Wang and Zhilei Xin. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

A rescue unit within the Chinese Coast Guard are forced to overcome their personal differences to resolve a crisis.

BBFC uncut
138:05s
15UK:  Dubbed and subtitled versions passed 15 uncut for strong injury detail:
  • 2020 cinema release

The Rhythm Section

The Rhythm Section is a 2020 UK action mystery thriller by Reed Morano.
Starring Blake Lively, Sterling K Brown and Jude Law. BBFC link IMDb

Passed 15 uncut for cinema release in 2019. A month later it was resubmitted in a slighter shorter version with the same rating and advice. MPAA R rated in the US but it is not known which version was submitted.

Summary Notes

Blake Lively stars as Stephanie Patrick, an ordinary woman on a path of self-destruction after her family is tragically killed in a plane crash. When Stephanie discovers that the crash was not an accident, she enters a dark, complex world to seek revenge on those responsible and find her own redemption. Based on the novel by Mark Burnell, from director Reed Morano ("The Handmaid's Tale") and the producers of the James Bond film series, The Rhythm Section also stars Jude Law and Sterling K. Brown.

Versions

cut
re-edited
cut: 3s
run: 109:27s
pal: 105:04s
15UK: A shorter re-edited version was passed 15 for strong language, violence, brief drug misuse:
  • 2020 cinema release
BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 109:30s
pal: 105:07s
15UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, violence, brief drug misuse:
  • 2019 cinema release

Viva the Underdogs

Viva the Underdogs - a Parkway Drive Film is a 2020 Australia documentary by Allan Hardy.
Starring Parkway Drive, Winston McCall and Jia O'Connor. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

VIVA THE UNDERDOGS follows Parkway Drive's 15-year journey from small town surf-rats to international headliners on the world's biggest metal music festivals. From seeking out surf spots and sleeping on the streets during their first international tour, to evolving their sound and setting new benchmarks in metal with every album release, the five high school band-mates have always done it their own way. Despite the lack of mainstream support, somehow rock lives on. Dedicated heavy music festivals across the globe are still selling out, led by living legends like Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer and AC/DC giving fans live spectacles like no other. Sadly, no new bands have soared to the great heights of those pioneers, yet a changing of the guard is long overdue. A band must step up to own that headline spot and continue the legacy. Now 15 years into their career, Parkway Drive put everything on the line to create the biggest and most explosive show for their fans. Self-funded, self-managed and ...

BBFC uncut
73:45s
15UK: Passed 15 uncut for very strong language:
  • 2020 cinema release
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BBFC decisions on 17 January 2020

Panga

Panga is a 2020 India romance by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari.
Starring Kangana Ranaut, Jassie Gill and Richa Chadha. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Rooted in the subculture of societal facts #Panga is an emotional roller coaster tale of a middle-class Indian woman; A forgotten kabaddi world champion who catalyzes an inner desire to give a new meaning to her existing role as a wife and mother and takes an ingenious decision to come back to the sport despite the challenges of age stereotypes and a new generation complexities which creates an upheaval in her life as she is torn between family responsibility and love for the sport.

BBFC uncut
131:14s
UUK: Passed U uncut for very mild bad language:
  • 2020 cinema release
TV CensorshipTV on DVD

BBFC decisions on 17 January 2020

Zumbo's Just Desserts

Zumbo's Just Desserts is a reality video
Starring Gigi Falanga, Rachel Khoo and Adriano Zumbo. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 10 Passed 12 for infrequent strong language (49:17s)
  • Season 1, Episodes 1-12 Passed 12 for infrequent strong language (628:03s)
videoChildren's video

BBFC decisions on 17 January 2020

Just Add Magic: Mystery City

Just Add Magic: Mystery City is a children's fantasy video by Joe Nussbaum.
Starring Matt Dellapina, Jolie Hoang-Rappaport and Tess Paras. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 1 Passed U for no material likely to offend or harm. (26:13s)
  • Season 1, Episode 2 Passed U for very mild threat (26:55s)
  • Season 1, Episode 3 Passed U for very mild threat, language (25:28s)
  • Season 1, Episode 4 Passed U for very mild bad language (27:24s)
  • Season 1, Episode 5 Passed U for no material likely to offend or harm (25:59s)
  • Season 1, Episode 9 Passed U for no material likely to offend or harm (25:13s)
PreviewComing Soon

BBFC decisions on 17 January 2020

Trailers:
  • National Theatre Live: Cyrano De Bergerac




 

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