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Link Here 5th December 2019
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BBFC decisions on 03 December 2019

Black Christmas

Black Christmas is a 2019 New Zealand / USA horror mystery thriller by Sophia Takal.
Starring Imogen Poots, Cary Elwes and Brittany O'Grady. BBFC link IMDb

There are no censorship issues beyond noting that the film is PG-13 rated in the US

Summary Notes

Hawthorne College is quieting down for the holidays. One by one, sorority girls on campus are being killed by an unknown stalker. But the killer is about to discover that this generation's young women aren't willing to become hapless victims as they mount a fight to the finish.

BBFC uncut
92:10s
15

MPAA PG-13

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, threat, sexual violence:
  • 2019 cinema release

US: Rated PG-13 for violence, terror, thematic content involving sexual assault, language, sexual material and drinking.

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker is a 2019 fantasy filmed performance BBFC link

BBFC uncut
141:32s
U UK: Passed U uncut for no material likely to offend or harm:
  • 2019 cinema release
film Community Cinema

BBFC decisions on 03 December 2019

Pati Patni Aur Woh

Pati Patni Aur Woh is a 2019 India comedy romance by Mudassar Aziz.
Starring Kartik Aaryan, Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Panday. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Chintu Tyagi is an ordinary, middle class man who finds himself torn between his wife and another woman.

BBFC uncut
126:17s
12A UK: Passed 12A uncut for moderate sex references, language:
  • 2019 cinema release
video Film on DVD

BBFC decisions on 03 December 2019

47 Metres Down: Uncaged

47 Metres Down: Uncaged is a 2019 UK / USA horror adventure thriller by Johannes Roberts.
Starring Sophie Nélisse, Corinne Foxx and Brianne Tju. BBFC link IMDb

There are no censorship issues beyond noting that the film is PG-13 rated in the US

Summary Notes

47 Meters Down: Uncaged follows the diving adventure of four teenage girls (Sophie Nélisse, Corinne Foxx, Brianne Tju and Sistine Stallone) exploring a submerged Mayan City. Once inside, their rush of excitement turns into a jolt of terror as they discover the sunken ruins are a hunting ground for deadly Great White Sharks. With their air supply steadily dwindling, the friends must navigate the underwater labyrinth of claustrophobic caves and eerie tunnels in search of a way out of their watery hell.

BBFC uncut
89:32s
15

MPAA PG-13

UK: Passed 15 uncut for sustained threat, brief gore:
  • 2019 Altitude Film Distribution [16:9] video

US: Rated PG-13 for creature related violence and terror, some bloody images and brief Pictures rude gestures.

The Appearance

The Appearance is a 2018 USA horror TV Film by Kurt Knight.
Starring Jake Stormoen, Kristian Nairn and Adam Johnson. BBFC link IMDb

There are no censorship issues beyond noting that it is a TV film with a TV-14 rating in the US

Summary Notes

When a medieval monk unexpectedly dies in a horrific way, the Church sends Mateho the Inquisitor, a rational man of science, to investigate the alleged 'witch'. When Mateho himself becomes implicated as more monks die mysteriously, he must learn that science cannot explain the horrors around him, before he is seduced by the evil that haunts this monastery.

BBFC uncut
107:05s
15

TV-14

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody injury detail, threat:
  • 2020 High Fliers Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 20th January 2020

US: Rated TV-14

The Debt Collector

The Debt Collector is a 2018 USA action film by Jesse V Johnson.
Starring Scott Adkins, Louis Mandylor and Vladimir Kulich. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

A classically-trained martial artist goes to work as a debt collector for the mob. The job seems easy enough, until one "client" pulls him into a situation deeper than could ever be expected. Also starring Louis Mandylor, Michael Pare, Tony Todd and Vladimir Kulich. Directed by Jesse V. Johnson.

BBFC uncut
95:55s
15 UK: Passed 15 uncut for very strong language, strong violence, sex references, nudity:
  • 2020 Spirit Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 27th January 2020

Promotional Material

'Delightful and dangerous... The Debt Collector is an ideal vehicle for Scott Adkins, who combines raw physical power and everyman charm.' -Los Angeles Times

French (Scott Adkins, Marvel's Doctor Strange ) is running a martial arts gym, training promising new fighters but it hasn't exactly been paying the bills. To make ends meet, he begins working for the notorious but Big Tommy (Vladimir Kulich, 'The Equalizer' ) , servicing various criminal outfits throughout Southern California.

Working by a number scale, with #10 being a threatening, to a #1 being a full-on trip to the hospital, French and his partner Sue (Louis Mandylor, 'Code of Honor' ) are in charge of chasing down any kind of criminal and low-life who owes money to their organization.

Sliding through traffic from one job to another; beating, fighting, chasing and breaking bones, the job is always something new. But it's only when French has to track down an Irish bar-keep with a secret, that he encounters anyone worth saving and he will have to question himself if he will do the right thing... for once.

The Shiny Shrimps

The Shiny Shrimps is a 2019 France gay comedy by Maxime Govare (co-director) and Cédric Le Gallo (co-director).
Starring Nicolas Gob, Alban Lenoir and Michaël Abiteboul. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Matthias Le Goff, an Olympic champion at the end of his career, makes a homophobic statement on TV. His punishment: coach the Shiny Shrimps, a flamboyant and amateur gay water-polo team. They have only one thing in mind: to qualify for the Gay Games in Croatia where the hottest international LGBT athletes compete. It's the start of a bumpy and joyful ride - Faster, Higher, Stronger.

BBFC uncut
98:57s
15 UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, sex references, drug misuse:
  • 2019 Peccadillo Pictures [Part Subtitled] video

Tehran: City of Love

Tehran: City of Love is a 2018 Iran / UK / Netherlands drama by Ali Jaberansari.
Starring Forough Ghajabagli, Mehdi Saki and Amir Hessam Bakhtiari. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Three disenchanted characters: an ex-champion bodybuilder, an overweight beauty clinic secretary and a dispirited religious singer, yearn for love and connection in Tehran.

BBFC uncut
98:53s
12 UK: Passed 12 uncut for infrequent moderate bad language:
  • 2019 Verve Pictures [Subtitled] video
TV Censorship TV on DVD

BBFC decisions on 03 December 2019

The Chosen One

The Chosen One is a drama
Starring Renan Tenca, Paloma Bernardi and Gutto Szuster. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 2, Episode 3 Passed 15 for strong language (45:26s)
  • Season 2, Episode 5 Passed 15 for strong sex, injury detail (42:41s)
  • Season 2, Episode 6 Passed 15 for strong violence, injury detail (40:58s)

Cold Call

Cold Call is a drama by Gareth Tunley.
Starring Sally Lindsay, Taj Atwal and Samantha Power. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episodes 1-4 Passed 15 for strong language, violence, threat, sex references, sexual assault (180:32s)

The Girl in Twilight

The Girl in Twilight - Akanesasu Shojo is a animation video BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episodes 1-9 Passed 12 for moderate violence, threat, nudity, sex references (222:18s)
Additional Material:
  • The Girl in Twilight - Akanesasu Shojo [Season 1, Episodes 10-12, Additional Material]

Magic For Humans

Magic For Humans is a reality video
Starring Justin Willman, Jillian Sipkins and Erika Anderson. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 2, Episode 1, Christmas Passed PG for mild bad language (18:21s)
  • Season 2, Episode 2, Fake Passed 12 for bleeped strong language (21:08s)
  • Season 2, Episode 3, Daddy Issues Passed 12 for bleeped strong language (21:40s)
  • Season 2, Episode 4, We Should Talk Passed 12 for bleeped strong language, moderate sex references (22:32s)
  • Season 2, Episode 5, All Work and No Play Passed PG for mild sex references, language (22:45s)
  • Season 2, Episode 6, Time is Relative Passed 12 for bleeped strong language (23:00s)
  • Season 2, Episodes 1-6 Passed 12 for bleeped strong language, moderate sex references (129:26s)

The Mallorca Files

The Mallorca Files is a comedy drama by Bryn Higgins.
Starring Elen Rhys, Julian Looman and Nacho Aldeguer. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 1, Honour Amongst Thieves Passed 12 for moderate violence, injury detail (44:58s)
  • Season 1, Episode 2, King of the Mountains Passed PG for mild bad language, violence, threat, drug references (44:40s)
  • Season 1, Episode 3, the Oligarch's Icon Passed 12 for moderate violence, threat (43:26s)
  • Season 1, Episode 4, Number One Fan Passed 12 for moderate threat (44:46s)
  • Season 1, Episode 5, Sour Grapes Passed 12 for moderate bad language, violence, threat (44:09s)

Messiah

Messiah is a drama by Not Supplied.
Starring Michael Petroni, Tomer Sisley and Michelle Monaghan. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 7, It Came To a Pass As It Was Spoken Passed 12 for infrequent strong language, sex references, violence (42:00s)

Spiral

Spiral is a crime drama by Frédéric Jardin.
Starring Caroline Proust, Grégory Fitoussi and Philippe Duclos. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 7, Episode 1 Passed 15 for strong violence, bloody images, drug references, language (61:38s)
  • Season 7, Episode 10 Passed 15 for strong language (50:18s)
  • Season 7, Episode 11, N/a Passed 12 for infrequent strong language, references to sexual violence (54:38s)
  • Season 7, Episode 12, N/a Passed 15 for strong language (59:21s)
  • Season 7, Episode 2 Passed 15 for strong sex references, drug misuse (51:59s)
  • Season 7, Episode 3 Passed 15 for strong language (58:44s)
  • Season 7, Episode 4 Passed 15 for strong language (51:26s)
  • Season 7, Episode 5 Passed 12 for infrequent strong language (57:57s)
  • Season 7, Episode 6 Passed 15 for strong sex references, bloody injury detail (52:37s)
  • Season 7, Episode 7 Passed 12 for infrequent strong language, moderate sex and drug references (57:26s)
  • Season 7, Episode 8 Passed 15 for strong language (46:49s)
  • Season 7, Episode 9 Passed 15 for references to sexual violence (59:44s)

Still Open All Hours

Still Open All Hours is a comedy video
Starring David Jason. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 6, Christmas Special 2019 Passed PG for mild sex references, innuendo (29:39s)
  • Season 6, Episode 1 Passed PG for mild sex references, innuendo (29:12s)
  • Season 6, Episode 2 Passed PG for mild sex references (29:07s)
  • Season 6, Episode 3 Passed PG for mild innuendo (29:14s)
  • Season 6, Episode 4 Passed PG for mild innuendo (29:25s)
  • Season 6, Episode 5 Passed 12 for moderate bad language, sex references, racist stereotyping (29:22s)
  • Season 6, Episode 6 Passed PG for mild sex references, innuendo (29:21s)

Zombie Land Saga

Zombie Land Saga is a animation horror fantasy by Munehisa Sakai.
Starring Bryn Apprill (voice), Dawn Michelle Bennett (voice) and Ricco Fajardo (voice). BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 1, Good Morning Saga Passed 12 for moderate threat, violence (23:39s)

Zumbo's Just Deserts

Zumbo's Just Deserts is a reality video by Not Supplied.
Starring Gigi Falanga, Rachel Khoo and Adriano Zumbo. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 2, Episode 4 Passed U for very mild bad language (46:31s)
video Children's video

BBFC decisions on 03 December 2019

Harvey Girls Forever!

Harvey Girls Forever! is a children's cartoon comedy by Adam Rosette, Murray Debus and Dan Riba.
Starring Lauren Lapkus (Voice), Stephanie Lemelin (Voice) and Kelly McCreary (Voice). BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 4, Episode 11, Scare Bud / All Harvey's Eve Passed U for very mild scary scenes (24:07s)
  • Season 4, Episode 12, Harvily Ever After / Let It Zo Passed U for very mild fantasy violence (24:05s)
  • Season 4, Episode 3, Hero Effect / Vr the World Passed U for no material likely to offend or harm (18:30s)
  • Season 4, Episode 7, the Boy With the Dragon That Flew / Chevronica Mars Passed U for very mild comic threat (24:05s)
  • Season 4, Episode 9, Wacky Weekday / Hike Caramba! Passed U for very mild slapstick (24:06s)
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Trailers:
  • Dolittle
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • My Spy
  • The Personal History of David Copperfield

 

 

Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC...

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, Up in Smoke


Link Here 4th December 2019
film Cinema

BBFC decisions on 02 December 2019

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
138:19s
12A UK: a 3D version was passed 12A uncut for infrequent strong language, moderate threat, bloody images:
  • 2019 cinema release

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is a 2018 Spain / Belgium / France / UK / Portugal comedy fantasy adventure by Terry Gilliam.
Starring José Luis Ferrer, Ismael Fritschi and Juan López-Tagle. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Toby, a cynical but supposedly genius film director finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself to be Don Quixote. In the course of their comic and increasingly surreal adventures, Toby is forced to confront the tragic repercussions of a film he made in his idealistic youth - a film that changed the hopes and dreams of a small Spanish village forever. Can Toby make amends and regain his humanity? Can Don Quixote survive his madness and imminent death? Or will love conquer all?

BBFC uncut
132:38s
15 UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, brief violence:
  • 2019 cinema release
 

Misbehaviour

Misbehaviour is a 2020 UK historical drama by Philippa Lowthorpe.
Starring Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Emma Corrin. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

A group of women hatch a plan to disrupt the 1970 Miss World beauty competition in London.

BBFC uncut
106:12s
12A UK: Passed 12A uncut for infrequent strong language:
  • 2019 cinema release
video Film on DVD

BBFC decisions on 02 December 2019

 

Animals

Animals is a 2019 UK / Australia / Ireland comedy drama by Sophie Hyde.
Starring Holliday Grainger, Alia Shawkat and Fra Fee. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Based on the novel ANIMALS by Emma Jane Unsworth.

BBFC uncut
109:05s
15 UK: Passed 15 uncut for drug misuse, strong sex, language:
  • 2019 Picturehouse Entertainment video
Additional Material:
  • Animals - Deleted & Extended Scenes [Additional Material]

Bait

Bait is a 2019 UK drama by Mark Jenkin.
Starring Morgan Val Baker, Georgia Ellery and Martin Ellis. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Martin Ward is a cove fisherman, without a boat. His brother Steven has re-purposed their father's vessel as a tourist tripper, driving a wedge between the brothers. With their childhood home now a get-away for London money, Martin is displaced to the estate above the picturesque harbour. As his struggle to restore the family to their traditional place creates increasing friction with tourists and locals alike, a tragedy at the heart of the family changes his world.

BBFC uncut
88:43s
15 UK: Passed 15 uncut for very strong language, strong bloody images, sex references:
  • 2019 BFI Video [Full Frame] video

The Creature Walks Among Us

The Creature Walks Among Us is a 1956 USA Sci-Fi horror by John Sherwood.
Starring Jeff Morrow, Rex Reason and Leigh Snowden. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

In this third Gill-Man feature, the Creature is captured and turned into an air-breather by a rich mad scientist. This makes the Creature very unhappy, and he escapes, killing people and setting fires in the process.

BBFC uncut
78:25s
12 UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate threat, violence:
  • 2019 Universal Pictures (UK) video

Invisible Agent

Invisible Agent is a 1942 USA war comedy romance by Edwin L Marin.
Starring Ilona Massey, Jon Hall and Peter Lorre. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Frank Raymond, grandson of the original Invisible Man, still has the old formula but considers it too dangerous to use, even when Axis agents try to get it. But Pearl Harbor brings him to volunteer his own services as an invisible agent in Germany. Though a bit cold (clothes aren't invisible), his adventures are more comedy than thriller (with occasional grim reminders) as he makes fools of Nazi officials and romances a luscious double agent, in search of Hitler's secret plan...

BBFC uncut
81:04s
PG UK: Passed PG uncut for mild threat, violence:
  • 2019 Universal Pictures (UK) video

The Invisible Man Returns

The Invisible Man Returns is a 1940 USA Sci-Fi horror mystery by Joe May.
Starring Cedric Hardwicke, Vincent Price and Nan Grey. BBFC link IMDb

BBFC cuts were required for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1940

Summary Notes

Framed for the murder of his brother, Geoffrey Radcliffe is scheduled to hang. After a visit from his friend Dr. Frank Griffin, he vanishes mysteriously from prison. Police inspector Sampson realizes that Griffin is the brother of the original Invisible Man and has given Geoffrey the formula to aid his escape. Can Geoffrey elude the police dragnet and track down the real murderer? More importantly, can Griffin discover an antidote before the invisibility formula drives Geoffrey insane?

BBFC uncut
81:30s
PG UK: Passed PG uncut for mild threat, infrequent discriminatory language:
  • 2019 Universal Pictures (UK) video

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life  is a 2003 USA / Germany / Japan / UK / Hong Kong action fantasy adventure by Jan de Bont.
Starring Angelina Jolie, Gerard Butler and Chris Barrie. BBFC link IMDb

The BBFC reports that the 2019 submission was a Domestic Cut but there are no further details abut this variant. The film was banned in China.

Summary Notes

Off the coast of the volcanic island of Santorini, the intrepid archaeologist, Lara Croft, makes the unexpected discovery of a throbbing golden orb able to guide its holder to the mythical Pandora's Box. As the legendary artefact contains ancient mysteries of unfathomable power, Lara needs to make sure it doesn't fall into the wrong hands, especially the unscrupulous former Nobel Prize winner and now a bio-weapons dealer, Jonathan Reiss. With the aid of the former agent, Terry Sheridan, the fearless adventurer travels the world in pursuit of the precious item; however, can she retrieve it in time to save the day?

BBFC uncut
117:20s
12 UK: The Domestic Cut was passed 12 uncut for moderate action violence, fantasy horror:
  • 2019 Paramount Pictures c/o Universal Pictures (UK). video

Raining in the Mountain

Raining in the Mountain is a 1979 Taiwan / Hong Kong action drama by King Hu.
Starring Feng Hsu, Yueh Sun and Chun Shih. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

An esquire brings a female thief and his bailiff to search out a priceless handwritten scroll by Tripitaka, in a temple at the mountains. Meanwhile, a General and his lieutenant arrives for the same reason. Both of them are invited to help advise the ailing Abbot of his successor. The esquire and the General supports a different senior disciple.

BBFC uncut
121:25s
12 UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate violence:
  • 2019 Eureka Entertainment [Subtitled] video

Revenge of the Creature

Revenge of the Creature is a 1955 USA Sci-Fi horror by Jack Arnold.
Starring John Agar, Lori Nelson and John Bromfield. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) has been captured by scientists and transported to an aquarium in south Florida. Once there, he becomes attracted to lovely female scientist Helen Dobson (Lori Nelson) and manages to escape and kidnap her, and heads to Jacksonville, with her real-life love in pursuit.

BBFC uncut
81:39s
PG UK: 2D and 3D versions passed PG uncut for mild violence, scary scenes:
  • 2019 Universal Pictures (UK) video

Skyscraper

Skyscraper is a 2018 USA action crime thriller by Rawson Marshall Thurber.
Starring Dwayne Johnson, Pablo Schreiber and Neve Campbell. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Sawyer, who now assesses security for skyscrapers. On assignment in Hong Kong he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze, and he's been framed for it. A wanted man on the run, Will must find those responsible, clear his name and somehow rescue his family who is trapped inside the building...above the fire line.

BBFC uncut
102:23s
12 UK: A 3D version was passed 12 uncut for moderate violence, threat, injury detail, infrequent strong language:
  • 2019 Universal Pictures (UK) video

Up in Smoke

Up in Smoke is a 1978 USA comedy music film by Lou Adler and Tommy Chong (uncredited).
Starring Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong and Strother Martin. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Cheech and Chong meet up by chance on the highway somewhere in California. They go in search of some dope and are accidentally deported to Mexico where in their desperation to get home they agree to drive a van back to the States so they can get back in time for a gig they are due to play. Unaware of the properties from which the van is constructed they make their way back having aquired a couple of female hitch-hikers whilst all the time avoiding the cops whom they are not even aware are following them.

BBFC uncut
85:48s
18 UK: Passed 18 uncut for drug misuse:
  • 2019 Paramount 40th Anniversary Edition video
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BBFC decisions on 02 December 2019

Romantic Recipes For Lovers

Romantic Recipes For Lovers is a documentary video BBFC link

BBFC uncut
78:51s
18 UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex:
  • 2019 High Fliers Films. VoD
TV Censorship TV on DVD

BBFC decisions on 02 December 2019

Agatha Christie: The Abc Murders

Agatha Christie: The Abc Murders is a crime drama by Alex Gabassi.
Starring John Malkovich, Andrew Buchan and Eamon Farren. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episodes 2-3 Passed 15 for strong violence, bloody injury detail (115:05s)

Bull

Bull is a crime drama by Doug Aarniokoski, Jan Eliasberg, Dennis Smith...
Starring Michael Weatherly, Freddy Rodríguez and Geneva Carr. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episodes 2-23 Passed 15 for strong violence, bloody crime scene detail (893:23s)
  • Season 2, Episodes 1-22 Passed 15 for strong violence, threat and sex, drug and suicide references (916:12s)
Additional Material:
  • Bull [Season 3, Episodes 1-22, Additional Material]

The Expanse

The Expanse is a Sci-Fi drama BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 4, Episode 1 Passed 15 for strong language, violence, injury detail (49:12s)
  • Season 4, Episode 10 Passed 15 for strong bloody vioelnce, language (48:30s)
  • Season 4, Episode 2 Passed 15 for strong language, violence, sex (48:19s)
  • Season 4, Episode 3 Passed 15 for strong language, bloody violence (46:00s)
  • Season 4, Episode 4 Passed 15 for strong language (43:55s)
  • Season 4, Episode 5 Passed 15 for strong language, medical gore (45:23s)
  • Season 4, Episode 6 Passed 15 for strong language (48:28s)
  • Season 4, Episode 7 Passed 15 for strong language (44:21s)
  • Season 4, Episode 8 Passed 15 for strong language (52:30s)
  • Season 4, Episode 9 Passed 15 for strong language, violence (43:10s)
  • Season 4, Episodes 1-10 Passed 15 for strong language, violence, injury detail, medical gore, sex (469:48s)

Inside Edge

Inside Edge is a sport drama by Aakash Bhatia.
Starring Richa Chadha, Angad Bedi and Tanuj Virwani. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 2, Episode 10 Passed 15 for strong language (57:35s)
  • Season 2, Episode 5 Passed 15 for strong language (48:58s)
  • Season 2, Episode 6 Passed 15 for strong language, violence, threat (43:17s)
  • Season 2, Episode 7 Passed 15 for strong language (47:25s)
  • Season 2, Episode 8 Passed 15 for strong language, violence, threat (43:19s)
  • Season 2, Episode 9 Passed 18 for sexual threat (43:11s)
  • Season 2, Episodes 1-10 Passed 18 for sexual threat, strong sex (448:53s)

Jo Jo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders

Jo Jo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders is a action animation adventure
Starring Matthew Mercer (voice), Richard Epcar (voice) and Patrick Seitz (voice). BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 2, Episodes 1-24 Passed 15 for strong bloody violence, gory images, sex references, sexualised nudity (571:38s)

The Lies Within

The Lies Within is a crime mystery drama
Starring Hong-In, Ryun Jo and Hak-seon Kim. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 10, Bottomless Pit Passed 15 for strong bloody images (60:10s)
  • Season 1, Episode 11, Framed Passed 15 for strong bloody images (58:57s)
  • Season 1, Episode 12, Disclosure Passed 15 for strong violence, bloody images (59:09s)
  • Season 1, Episode 13, Real Intention Passed 15 for strong violence (59:36s)
  • Season 1, Episode 14, Survivor Passed 12 for moderate references to violence, crime scene detail (60:33s)
  • Season 1, Episode 15, Original Sin Passed 15 for strong violence (60:51s)
  • Season 1, Episode 16, Those Who Were Silent, Those Who Were Not Passed 15 for strong violence, grisly images (63:25s)
  • Season 1, Episode 7, Jealousy Passed 15 for strong gory images (60:09s)
  • Season 1, Episode 8, Eye Passed 15 for strong gory images (59:57s)
  • Season 1, Episode 9, Key Passed 15 for strong bloody images (59:50s)
  • Season 1, Episodes 1-16 Passed 15 for strong violence, bloody images, threat, suicide (966:04s)

Los Briceno

Los Briceno is a comedy video
Starring Katherine Escobar Farfan, Juan Manuel Restrepo and César Mora. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 52 Passed PG for mild bad language, discriminatory terms (46:02s)
  • Season 1, Episode 54 Passed PG for mild sex references (45:09s)
  • Season 1, Episode 56 Passed 12 for discriminatory terms (46:12s)
  • Season 1, Episodes 1-63 Passed 12 for moderate sex references, violence, threat, discrimination, strong language (2913:15s)

Magic For Humans

Magic For Humans is a reality video
Starring Justin Willman, Jillian Sipkins and Erika Anderson. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 2, Episode 1, Christmas Passed PG for mild bad language (18:21s)
  • Season 2, Episode 3, Daddy Issues Passed 12 for bleeped strong language (21:40s)
  • Season 2, Episode 4, We Should Talk Passed 12 for bleeped strong language, moderate sex references (22:32s)
  • Season 2, Episode 5, All Work and No Play Passed PG for mild sex references, language (22:45s)
  • Season 2, Episode 6, Time is Relative Passed 12 for bleeped strong language (23:00s)

Magnum P.i. 2018

Magnum P.i. 2018 is a action crime drama by Justin Lin.
Starring Jay Hernandez, Perdita Weeks and Zachary Knighton. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 1, Pilot Episode of Magnum P.i. Passed 12 for moderate injury detail, violence (41:03s)

Mrs. Brown's Boys

Mrs. Brown's Boys is a comedy drama by Ben Kellett.
Starring Brendan O'Carroll, Jennifer Gibney and Dermot O'Neill. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 5, Episodes 1-2 Passed 15 for strong language, sex references (65:35s)

Star Trek: Discovery

Star Trek: Discovery is a action Sci-Fi drama by David Semel.
Starring Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones and Anthony Rapp. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 1, the Vulcan Hello Passed 12 for moderate threat, injury detail, infrequent gory images (42:37s)
  • Season 2, Episodes 1-14 Passed 15 for brief strong injury detail, threat (711:11s)

Thieves of the Wood

Thieves of the Wood is a drama
Starring Rik Willems, Manou Kersting and Iwein Segers. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 1 Passed 18 for sexual violence (45:44s)
  • Season 1, Episode 6 Passed 15 for strong violence, gore, threat, drug misuse, nudity, language (46:00s)
video Children's video

BBFC decisions on 02 December 2019

Harvey Girls Forever!

Harvey Girls Forever! is a children's cartoon comedy by Adam Rosette, Murray Debus and Dan Riba.
Starring Lauren Lapkus (Voice), Stephanie Lemelin (Voice) and Kelly McCreary (Voice). BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 4, Episode 11, Scare Bud / All Harvey's Eve Passed U for very mild scary scenes (24:07s)
  • Season 4, Episode 12, Harvily Ever After / Let It Zo Passed U for very mild fantasy violence (24:05s)
  • Season 4, Episode 3, Hero Effect / Vr the World Passed U for no material likely to offend or harm (18:30s)
  • Season 4, Episode 7, the Boy With the Dragon That Flew / Chevronica Mars Passed U for very mild comic threat (24:05s)

Nella the Princess Knight: The Knight Before Christmas

Nella the Princess Knight: The Knight Before Christmas is a children's cartoon video by Ed Lewis.
Starring Kobi Frumer (voice), Samantha Hahn (voice) and Akira Golz (voice). BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 19a/b, the Knight Before Christmas Passed U for no material likely to offend or harm (89:47s)

Paw Patrol: Ultimate Rescue

Paw Patrol: Ultimate Rescue is a children's cartoon video
Starring Devan Cohen (voice), Samuel Faraci (voice) and Holly Gorski (voice). BBFC link

BBFC uncut
101:30s
U UK: Passed U uncut for no material likely to offend or harm:
  • 2019 Paramount Pictures c/o Universal Pictures (UK). video

The Secret Life of Pets 2

The Secret Life of Pets 2 [3D] is a 2019 children's cartoon comedy by Chris Renaud and Jonathan del Val.
Starring Patton Oswalt (voice), Eric Stonestreet (voice) and Kevin Hart (voice). BBFC link

BBFC uncut
86:02s
U UK: Passed U uncut for mild threat, violence, very mild bad language:
  • 2019 Universal Pictures (UK) video

Wonder Park

Wonder Park [Us End Credits] is a 2019 children's cartoon adventure by David Feiss, Clare Kilner and Robert Iscove.
Starring Brianna Denski, Tom Baker and Jennifer Garner. BBFC link

BBFC uncut
85:09s
PG UK: Passed PG uncut for mild threat, scary scenes:
  • 2019 Paramount Pictures c/o Universal Pictures (UK). video
video Community video

BBFC decisions on 02 December 2019

Inside Edge

Inside Edge is a sport drama by Aakash Bhatia.
Starring Richa Chadha, Angad Bedi and Tanuj Virwani. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 2, Episode 10 Passed 15 for strong language (57:35s)
  • Season 2, Episode 5 Passed 15 for strong language (48:58s)
  • Season 2, Episode 6 Passed 15 for strong language, violence, threat (43:17s)
  • Season 2, Episode 7 Passed 15 for strong language (47:25s)
  • Season 2, Episode 8 Passed 15 for strong language, violence, threat (43:19s)
  • Season 2, Episode 9 Passed 18 for sexual threat (43:11s)
  • Season 2, Episodes 1-10 Passed 18 for sexual threat, strong sex (448:53s)
Preview Coming Soon

BBFC decisions on 02 December 2019

Trailers:
  • Amanda
  • The Debt Collector
  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife
  • Jumanji: The Next Level
  • The Rhythm Section

Harriet

Additional Material:

  • Harriet [Additional Material, Audio Commentary]
  • Harriet - Deleted Scenes [Additional Material]

Harriet (2019)

Additional Material:

  • Harriet (2019) - Vam Bonus - Her Story & Becoming Harriet [Additional Material]

The Leisure Seeker

Additional Material:

  • The Leisure Seeker - Behind the Scenes

Nativity Rocks!

Additional Material:

  • Nativity Rocks! - Sing-along [Additional Material]

 

 

Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC...

Dracula A.D. 1972, The Satanic Rites of Dracula


Link Here 1st December 2019
film Cinema

BBFC decisions on 29 November 2019

Citizen K

Citizen K is a 2019 UK / USA documentary by Alex Gibney.
Starring Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Vladimir Putin and Leonid Nevzlin. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney delivers one of his strongest explorations of global politics in considering the strange case of Mikhail Khodorkovsky . Once believed to be the wealthiest man in Russia, Mikhail Khodorkovsky rocketed to prosperity and prominence in the 1990s, served a decade in prison, and became an unlikely leader of the anti-Putin movement. In tracking Mikhail Khodorkovsky 's story, Alex Gibney creates a compelling portrait of post-Soviet Russia, a nation caught between radically divergent political models - and where fortunes can transform overnight. The collapse of the USSR ushered in an era of chaos and opportunity. With laws lagging behind socioeconomic change, Russia fomented a kind of gangster capitalism. Mikhail Khodorkovsky took advantage of the privatization of state assets, created Russia's first commercial bank, and built Yukos, Russia's biggest oil company. His success in business was accompanied by a level of political influence that would ...

BBFC uncut
125:42s
15 UK: Passed 15 uncut for images of real dead bodies:
  • 2019 cinema release

Midnight Family

Midnight Family is a 2019 Mexico action crime documentary by Luke Lorentzen.
Starring Juan Ochoa. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

In Mexico City's wealthiest neighborhoods, the Ochoa family runs a for-profit ambulance, competing with other unlicensed EMTs for patients in need of urgent care. In this cutthroat industry, they struggle to keep their financial needs from compromising the people in their care.

BBFC uncut
80:38s
15 UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language:
  • 2019 cinema release
 

Queen & Slim

Queen & Slim is a 2019 USA drama by Melina Matsoukas.
Starring Chloë Sevigny, Indya Moore and Daniel Kaluuya. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

A couple's first date takes an unexpected turn when a police officer pulls them over.

BBFC uncut
131:49s
15 UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, sex, nudity, violence, threat:
  • 2019 cinema release

The Whistleblower

The Whistleblower is a 2019 Australia / China action film by Xiaolu Xue.
Starring Jiayin Lei, Wei Tang and Xi Qi. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Following a fatal accident, a Chinese expatriate working for a mining company in Australia discovers that new technology developed by the company may be a health risk, and investigates a web of conspiracies in his search for the truth.

BBFC uncut
134:27s
15 UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, sex references:
  • 2019 cinema release
film Community Cinema

BBFC decisions on 29 November 2019

India Vs England

India Vs England is a 2019 musical comedy drama by Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar.
Starring Manvitha, Vasishtha and Anant Nag. BBFC link

Exists in two versions, one rated 12A, the other 15, both for 2019 cinema release.

BBFC uncut

cut
150:14s

12A UK: re-edited version was passed 12A for moderate violence
  • 2019 cinema release
BBFC uncut
134:42s
15 UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence:
  • 2019 cinema release

Market Raja Mbbs

Market Raja Mbbs is a 2019 India action film by Saran.
Starring Aarav Nafeez, Kavya Thapar and Nikesha Patel. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

An arrogant don is possessed by the ghost of a medical college student and turns meek. Now his accomplices expect the return of the actual don.

BBFC uncut
153:10s
12A UK: Passed 12A uncut for moderate violence, occasional bloody moments:
  • 2019 cinema release
video Film on DVD

BBFC decisions on 29 November 2019

Big Wednesday

Big Wednesday is a 1978 USA sport drama by John Milius.
Starring Jan-Michael Vincent, William Katt and Gary Busey. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Matt Johnson, Jack Barlow, and Leroy Smith are three young California surfers in the 1960s. At first reveling in the carefree life of beaches, girls, and waves, they eventually must face the fact that the world is changing, becoming more complex, less answerable by simple solutions. Ultimately the Vietnam war interrupts their idyll, leaving them to wonder if they will survive until "Big Wednesday," the mythical day when the greatest, cleanest, most transcendent wave of all will come.

BBFC uncut
119:39s
12 UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate violence, sex and drug references, discriminatory language:
  • 2019 Warner Home video

Dirty God

Dirty God is a 2019 Netherlands / UK / Belgium / Ireland drama by Sacha Polak.
Starring Vicky Knight, Eliza Brady-Girard and Rebecca Stone. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Jade is a young mother in the prime of her life when an acid attack leaves her severely burned. While her face has been reconstructed, her beauty is lost beneath the scars. Descending a self-destructive path with relationships crumbling, Jade must take drastic action to reclaim her life.

BBFC uncut
99:48s
15 UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong sex, sex references, nudity, drug misuse, very strong language:
  • 2019 Modern Films [16:9] video

Dracula A.D. 1972

Dracula A.D. 1972 is a UK horror by Alan Gibson.
With Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Stephanie Beacham. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Uncut by the BBFC, but there have been reports of the US PG version being cut, at least on VHS.

Summary Notes

In London 1872 - the final battle between Lawrence van Helsing and Count Dracula on top of a coach results in Dracula dying from a stake made from the remains of a wooden wheel. Lawrence dies from his wounds and, as he is buried, a servant of Dracula buries the remains of the stake by the grave and keeps a bottle of Dracula's ashes and the ring. One hundred years later, the colourful 1972, Johnny, the great-grandson of the servant joins up with a "group" containing Jessica, the grand-daughter of the present vampire hunter, Abraham van Helsing and with their unknowing help resurrect Dracula in the 20th Century who is determined to destroy the house of Van Helsing, but who can believe that The king of the Vampires really exists and is alive - in 20th Century London?

BBFC uncut
95:40s
15 UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong gory images:
  • 2019 Warner Home video

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is a 2019 USA action Sci-Fi horror by Michael Dougherty.
Starring Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown and Sally Hawkins. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

The new story follows the heroic efforts of the cryptozoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient superspecies, thought to be mere myths, rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity's very existence hanging in the balance.

BBFC uncut
126:07s
12 UK: 2D and 3D versions passed 12 uncut for moderate threat, violence, infrequent strong language:
  • 2019 Warner Home video

Gun Crazy

Gun Crazy is a 1950 USA crime romance by Joseph H Lewis.
Starring John Dall, Peggy Cummins and Berry Kroeger. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Since he was a child, Bart Tare has always loved guns. After leaving the army, his friends take him to a carnival, where he meets the perfect girl; Annie, a sharp-shooting sideshow performer who loves guns as much as he. The 2 run off and marry, but Annie isn't happy with their financial situation, so at her behest the couple begins a cross-country string of daring robberies. Never one to use guns for killing, Bart's dragged down into oblivion by the greedy and violent nature of the woman he loves.

BBFC uncut
87:05s
PG UK: Passed PG uncut for mild violence, threat, smoking scenes:
  • 2019 Warner Home Video [Full Frame] video

The Satanic Rites of Dracula

The Satanic Rites of Dracula is a 1973 UK horror by Alan Gibson.
With Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Michael Coles. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Heavily cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1973. This was further cut for 18 rated VHS in 1988.

In the US the UK cinema version was further cut and PG rated  under the title of Count Dracula and his Vampire Bride. US distributors later reverted to the the UK Version which received an MPAA R rating in 1978. However US home video releases have been MPAA Unrated and feature the UK version with, and without, the BBFC 1s video cut.

The UK cinema version was passed 15 by the BBFC for 2019 Blu-ray.

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong sexualised violence:
  • 2019 Warner Bros. R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 14th October 2019

Promotional Material

The Satanic Rites of Dracula (BD/S/H)

A dying man's report of a ritual black mass stirs Britain's security chief into action, and a mansion filled with young vampire girls is soon discovered. And this is but the first twist in a labyrinth of horror. Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee pair up for the final Hammer Dracula in this follow-up to Dracula A.D. 1972. In this go-round, the Count (Christopher Lee, naturally) follows a more pulpish, super-villainous playbook, posing as a millionaire industrialist alive and well and living in London while secretly brewing up a batch of super-plague in a quest to destroy the world. Mixing Satanists, spies and sci-fi, the film makes viewers glad that Peter Cushing is on hand to solidly anchor the more outré elements as the effortlessly expositioning Dr. Van Helsing. Lee, in turn, has more dialogue as Dracula than was the norm, and rachets up the evil to the nth degree. Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous) costars. Also known as Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride.

BBFC uncut
87:45s
15 UK: Passed 15 for strong sexualised violence without further BBFC cuts:
  • 2019 Warner Home video

Seven Days in May

Seven Days in May is a 1964 USA thriller by John Frankenheimer.
Starring Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas and Fredric March. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

An unpopular U.S. President manages to get a nuclear disarmament treaty through the Senate, but finds that the nation is turning against him. Jiggs Casey, a Marine Colonel, finds evidence that General Scott, the wildly popular head of the Joint Chiefs and certain Presidential Candidate in 2 years is not planning to wait. Casey goes to the president with the information and a web of intrigue begins with each side unsure of who can be trusted.

BBFC uncut
117:33s
PG UK: Passed PG uncut for mild violence:
  • 2019 Warner Home video
TV Censorship TV on DVD

BBFC decisions on 29 November 2019

The Accident

The Accident is a drama by Sandra Goldbacher.
Starring Sarah Lancashire, Joanna Scanlan and Sidse Babett Knudsen. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 1, Episode 1 Passed 15 for strong language, threat, scene of domestic violence (46:58s)
  • Season 1, Episode 2 Passed 15 for strong language, bloody images, threat, domestic violence (46:58s)
  • Season 1, Episode 3 Passed 15 for very strong language, strong sex (46:52s)

The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory is a comedy video by Mark Cendrowski.
Starring Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 12, Episode 1, the Conjugal Configuration Passed 12 for moderate sex references (19:42s)
  • Season 12, Episode 10, the Vcr Illumination Passed 12 for moderate sex references (19:58s)
  • Season 12, Episode 11, the Paintball Scattering Passed 12 for moderate sex references (18:31s)
  • Season 12, Episode 12, the Propagation Proposition Passed 12 for moderate sex references (19:04s)
  • Season 12, Episode 13, the Confirmation Polarization Passed PG for mild sex references (19:18s)
  • Season 12, Episode 14, the Meteorite Manifestation Passed 12 for moderate sex references (18:40s)
  • Season 12, Episode 15, the Donation Oscillation Passed 12 for moderate sex references (20:16s)
  • Season 12, Episode 16, the D & D Vortex Passed PG for mild bad language (19:14s)
  • Season 12, Episode 17, the Conference Valuation Passed PG for mild bad language, sex references (18:45s)
  • Season 12, Episode 18, the Laureate Accumulation Passed PG for mild bad language (20:35s)
  • Season 12, Episode 19, the Inspiration Deprivation Passed 12 for moderate sex references (19:23s)
  • Season 12, Episode 2, the Wedding Gift Wormhole Passed 12 for moderate sex references (20:16s)
  • Season 12, Episode 20, the Decision Reverberation Passed PG for mild sex references (18:16s)
  • Season 12, Episode 21, the Plagiarism Schism Passed 12 for moderate sex references (19:04s)
  • Season 12, Episode 22, the Maternal Conclusion Passed U for no material likely to offend or harm (19:38s)
  • Season 12, Episode 23, the Change Constant Passed PG for mild comic violence, sex references (19:02s)
  • Season 12, Episode 24, the Stockholm Syndrome Passed PG for mild bad language (22:11s)
  • Season 12, Episode 3, the Procreation Calculation Passed U for very mild bad language (19:33s)
  • Season 12, Episode 4, the Tam Turbulence Passed PG for mild innuendo (18:12s)
  • Season 12, Episode 5, the Planetarium Collision Passed U for very mild bad language (18:07s)
  • Season 12, Episode 6, the Imitation Perturbation Passed PG for mild bad language, innuendo (18:26s)
  • Season 12, Episode 7, the Grant Allocation Derivation Passed U for no material likely to offend or harm (18:26s)
  • Season 12, Episode 8, the Consummation Deviation Passed 12 for moderate sex references, injury detail (20:11s)
  • Season 12, Episode 9, the Citation Negation Passed PG for mild bad language, sex references (19:28s)

London Kills

London Kills is a crime drama by Fiona Walton and Sean Glynn.
Starring Hugo Speer, Sharon Small and Bailey Patrick. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 2, Episodes 1-5 Passed 12 for moderate violence, injury detail, sex & drug references, abuse references (227:58s)

Riverdale

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

Featured Material:

  • Season 4, Episode 4, Chapter Sixty-one: Halloween Passed 15 for strong threat, violence (42:41s)
  • Season 4, Episode 5, Chapter Sixty-two: Witness For the Prosecution Passed 12 for brief moderate threat (41:45s)
  • Season 4, Episode 6, Chapter Sixty-three: Hereditary Passed 15 for strong injury detail (42:33s)
  • Season 4, Episode 7, the Ice Storm Passed 15 for strong violence, injury detail (42:33s)
  • Season 4, Episode 8, Chapter Sixty-five: In Treatment Passed 12 for suicide references (42:32s)
Preview Coming Soon

BBFC decisions on 29 November 2019

Trailers:
  • Anne Frank Parellel Stories
  • Scoob
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

The Jungle Book (1967)

Additional Material:

  • The Jungle Book (1967) - Bd Extended Bonus [Additional Material, Audio Commentary]

Lola

Additional Material:

  • Lola - Added Value [Additional Material]

Scooby Doo: Where Are You? Complete Series

Additional Material:

  • Scooby Doo: Where Are You? Complete Series [Additional Material, the Eerie Mystery of the Scooby-doo History-how the Series All Began.]

 

 

Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC...

Latest classification decisions


Link Here 30th November 2019
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BBFC decisions on 28 November 2019

Midnight Traveler

Midnight Traveler is a 2019 Qatar / UK / Canada / USA war documentary by Hassan Fazili.
Starring Hassan Fazili, Nargis Fazili and Zahra Fazili. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili's head, he is forced to flee with his wife and two young daughters. Capturing their uncertain journey, Fazili shows firsthand the dangers facing refugees seeking asylum and the love shared between a family on the run.

BBFC uncut
88:11s
15 UK: Passed 15 uncut for infrequent very strong language:
  • 2019 cinema release
film Community Cinema

BBFC decisions on 28 November 2019

Mucize 2 Ask

Mucize 2 Ask is a 2019 Turkey drama by Mahsun Kirmizigül.
Starring Mert Turak, Fikret Kuskan and Biran Damla Yilmaz. BBFC link IMDb

BBFC uncut
128:19s
12A UK: Passed 12A uncut for infrequent moderate threat:
  • 2019 cinema release

Solid Gold

Solid Gold is a 2019 Poland crime drama by Jacek Bromski.
Starring Janusz Gajos, Marta Nieradkiewicz and Marcin Czarnik. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Kaja Miller is a young and honest police officer. She is abducted and abused on one of her missions. While trying to escape, she kills her martyrs. In the final report of her mission, she tells about the incident and gives up her job. Eight years later she meets her former boss Nowicki, an officer of the Central Bureau of Investigation and takes her to Gdynia. The task force of which she is part is given the task of exposing a large criminal circuit. All roads lead to Kawecki, a businessman who uses political connections to save his own skin.

BBFC uncut
140:18s
18 UK: Passed 18 uncut for scene of sexual violence:
  • 2019 cinema release
video Film on DVD

BBFC decisions on 28 November 2019

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey is a 2019 UK drama by Michael Engler.
Starring Michelle Dockery, Maggie Smith and Tuppence Middleton. BBFC link IMDb

Passed PG uncut by the BBFC for mild threat, language. In Ireland the film was originally rated 12A but this was reduced on appeal to PG for brief homophobic reference.

The Irish Film Classification Office (IFCO) revealed that the film was initially given a 12A rating due to several offensive references to the sexuality of a gay butler, Thomas Barrow. A subplot in which Barrow visits a gay club in York sees the bar raided by police who are verbally abusive towards the gay men, describing them as 'perverts' and 'queers'.

In fact filmmakers had consulted a historical adviser who said that Barrow's experiences are an accurate depiction of gay life in interwar Britain. The plot was also praised by LGBT+ activists.

So the movie's distributor Universal were no doubt confident in appealing IFCO's decision, seeking a PG rating. The appeal was duly won and the film has now been re-rated to PG  for brief homophobic reference.

The appeals board felt an audience familiar with its characters and setting would have been aware of the storyline about a gay character, so they changed the rating to a PG.

Summary Notes

Adapted from the hit TV series Downton Abbey that tells the story of the Crawley family, a wealthy owner of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century.

BBFC uncut
117:06s
PG UK: Passed PG uncut for mild threat, language:
  • 2020 Universal Pictures UK RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 27th January 2020
  • 2020 Universal Pictures UK R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 27th January 2020

Additional Material:

  • Downton Abbey [Additional Material, Audio Commentary]
vod VoD

BBFC decisions on 28 November 2019

Beneath the Leaves

Beneath the Leaves is a thriller by Adam Marino.
Starring Mira Sorvino, Paul Sorvino and Paul Sorvino. BBFC link

BBFC uncut
90:22s
15 UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, violence, injury detail, threat:
  • 2019 Content Media Corporation INTL. VoD
TV Censorship TV on DVD

BBFC decisions on 28 November 2019

The Good Place

The Good Place is a comedy fantasy drama by Trent O'Donnell, Drew Goddard, Morgan Sackett...
Starring Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper and Jameela Jamil. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 3, Episodes 1-13 Passed 15 for strong sex references, drug references (270:40s)
  • Season 4, Episode 10, You've Changed, Man Passed PG for mild sex references, violence (22:12s)
  • Season 4, Episode 6, a Chip Driver Mystery Passed 12 for implied strong language, moderate sex references (22:12s)
  • Season 4, Episode 8, the Funeral To End All Funerals Passed 12 for moderate sex references, language (22:12s)
  • Season 4, Episode 9, the Answer Passed PG for mild threat, sex references (22:12s)
video Music video

BBFC decisions on 28 November 2019

Harmony Lane

Harmony Lane is a 1953 comedy music filmed performance by Byron Gill.
Starring Max Bygraves, Dora Bryan and Svetlana Beriosova. BBFC link

BBFC uncut
27:11s
U UK: Passed U uncut for no material likely to offend or harm:
  • 2019 BFI Video [Full Frame] video
video Children's video

BBFC decisions on 28 November 2019

Wings of Mystery

Wings of Mystery is a 1963 UK family film by Gilbert Gunn.
Starring Judy Geeson, Hennie Scott and Patrick Jordan. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Sheffield, England: someone in the steelworks is selling details of a new alloy to a foreign agent. The children lead to his capture with the help of a prize pigeon.

BBFC uncut
55:13s
U UK: Passed U uncut for very mild violence, threat:
  • 2019 BFI Video [16:9] video
Preview Coming Soon

BBFC decisions on 28 November 2019

Trailers:
  • Elfette Saves Christmas
  • Emma
  • Love and Mercy: Faustina
  • Waves

Downton Abbey (2019)

Additional Material:

  • Downton Abbey (2019) - DVD & Bd Bonus [Additional Material]
  • Downton Abbey (2019) - Downton Abbey Series Re-cap [Additional Material]

The Girl in Twilight

Additional Material:

  • The Girl in Twilight - Akanesasu Shojo [Season 1, Episodes 10-12, Additional Material]

 

 

Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC...

Latest classification decisions


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BBFC decisions on 27 November 2019

The Dirty War on the National Health Service

The Dirty War on the National Health Service is a 2019 UK documentary by John Pilger.
Starring John Pilger. BBFC link IMDb

BBFC uncut
106:15s
12A UK: Passed 12A uncut for infrequent strong language:
  • 2019 cinema release

Human Nature

Human Nature is a 2019 USA documentary by Adam Bolt.
Starring David Baltimore, Jill Banfield and Rodolphe Barrangou. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

The biggest tech revolution of the 21st Century isn't digital, it's biological. A breakthrough called CRISPR has given us unprecedented control over the basic building blocks of life. It opens the door to curing diseases, reshaping the biosphere, and designing our own children. Human Nature is a provocative exploration of CRISPR's far-reaching implications, through the eyes of the scientists who discovered it, the families its affecting, and the bio-engineers who are testing its limits. How will this new power change our relationship with nature? What will it mean for human evolution? To begin to answer these questions we must look back billions of years and peer into an uncertain future.

BBFC uncut
94:30s
PG UK: Passed PG uncut for mild bad language, references to illness:
  • 2019 cinema release

Jumanji: The Next Level

Jumanji: The Next Level is a 2019 USA action comedy fantasy by Jake Kasdan.
Starring Karen Gillan, Dwayne Johnson and Madison Iseman. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

A team of friends return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own but discover that nothing is as they expect. The players need to brave parts unknown, from arid deserts to snowy mountains, in order to escape the world's most dangerous game.

BBFC uncut
122:59s
12A UK: 2D and 3D versions passed 12A uncut for moderate violence:
  • 2019 cinema release

La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita is a 1960 Italy / France comedy drama by Federico Fellini.
Starring Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg and Anouk Aimée. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Journalist and man-about-town Marcello struggles to find his place in the world, torn between the allure of Rome's elite social scene and the stifling domesticity offered by his girlfriend, all the while searching for a way to become a serious writer.

BBFC uncut
175:37s
12A UK: Passed 12A uncut for moderate sex references, language, violence, suicide scenes:
  • 2019 cinema release

Stardog and Turbocat

Stardog and Turbocat is a 2019 UK family animation comedy by Ben Smith.
Starring Luke Evans, Nick Frost and Gemma Arterton. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

A loyal dog and a vigilante cat embark on a space age voyage to find their way home.

BBFC uncut
90:26s
U UK: Passed U uncut for very mild fantasy violence, threat, language, rude humour:
  • 2019 cinema release
vod VoD

BBFC decisions on 27 November 2019

Alive

Alive is a horror thriller by Rob Grant.
Starring Thomas Cocquerel, Camille Stopps and Angus Macfadyen. BBFC link

BBFC uncut
91:22s
15 UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong threat, violence, gore, sexual threat, language:
  • 2019 Blue Finch Film Releasing VoD

Clara

Clara is a Sci-Fi drama by Akash Sherman.
Starring Patrick J Adams, Troian Bellisario and Will Bowes. BBFC link

BBFC uncut
105:05s
PG UK: Passed PG uncut for mild bad language, upsetting scenes:
  • 2019 Central City Media VoD
Preview Coming Soon

BBFC decisions on 27 November 2019

Trailers:
  • Kult. Film
  • Star Wars:The Rise of Skywalker

 

 

Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC...

Seventy Deadly Pills


Link Here 28th November 2019
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BBFC decisions on 26 November 2019

Bombshell

Bombshell is a 2019 Canada / USA biography by Jay Roach.
Starring Margot Robbie, Brigette Lundy-Paine and Liv Hewson. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

A group of women decide to take on Fox News head Roger Ailes and the toxic atmosphere he presided over at the network.

BBFC uncut
108:36s
15 UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, sex references:
  • 2019 cinema release

The Cave

The Cave is a 2019 Syria / Denmark / Germany / USA / Qatar documentary by Feras Fayyad.
Starring Tilda Swinton, Aneurin Barnard and Dev Patel. BBFC link IMDb

 

Summary Notes

Amidst air strikes and bombings, a group of female doctors in Ghouta, Syria struggle with systemic sexism while trying to care for the injured using limited resources.

BBFC uncut
106:44s
15 UK: Passed 15 uncut for distressing images, bloody images:
  • 2019 cinema release

Cbeebies Christmas Show: Hansel & Gretel

Cbeebies Christmas Show: Hansel & Gretel is a 2019 children's comedy filmed performance by Geoff Coward. BBFC link

BBFC uncut
73:11s
U UK: Passed U uncut for no material likely to offend or harm:
  • 2019 cinema release

Frankie

Frankie is a 2019 France / Portugal drama by Ira Sachs.
Starring Isabelle Huppert, Sennia Nanua and Ariyon Bakare. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

Three generations grappling with a life-changing experience during one day of a vacation in Sintra, Portugal, a historic town known for its dense gardens and fairy-tale villas and palaces.

BBFC uncut
99:52s
12A UK: Passed 12A uncut for infrequent strong language, moderate sex references:
  • 2019 cinema release

In the Line of Duty

In the Line of Duty (aka  Live!) is a UK / USA action thriller by Steven C Miller.
Starring Dina Meyer, Courtney Eaton and Aaron Eckhart. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

A disgraced cop finds himself in a race against time to find a kidnap victim whose abductor he accidentally killed.

BBFC uncut
99:09s
15 UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence:
  • 2019 cinema release
film Community Cinema

BBFC decisions on 26 November 2019

Hellaro

Hellaro is a 2019 India drama by Abhishek Shah.
Starring Shraddha Dangar, Jayesh More and Tejal Panchasara. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

A group of suppressed women from a village in Gujarat find someone in the desert and their lives are changed forever.

BBFC uncut
120:41s
12A UK: Passed 12A uncut for moderate threat, violence, references to domestic abuse:
  • 2019 cinema release
video Film on DVD

BBFC decisions on 26 November 2019

In the Line of Duty

In the Line of Duty (aka  Live!) is a UK / USA action thriller by Steven C Miller.
Starring Dina Meyer, Courtney Eaton and Aaron Eckhart. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

A disgraced cop finds himself in a race against time to find a kidnap victim whose abductor he accidentally killed.

BBFC uncut
95:11s
15 UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence:
  • 2019 Signature Entertainment video

The Wolf of Baghdad

The Wolf of Baghdad is a animation filmed performance by Carol Isaacs. BBFC link

BBFC uncut
45:56s
PG UK: Passed PG uncut for images of moderate violence:
  • 2019 The Wolf of Baghdad [4:3] video
Additional Material:
  • The Wolf of Baghdad [Additional Material, Audio Commentary With Director Carol Isaacs]
vod VoD

BBFC decisions on 26 November 2019

 

The Art of Racing in the Rain

The Art of Racing in the Rain is a 2019 USA comedy drama by Simon Curtis.
Starring Kevin Costner, Milo Ventimiglia and Amanda Seyfried. BBFC link IMDb

Summary Notes

A dog named Enzo recalls the life lessons he has learned from his race car driving owner, Denny.

BBFC uncut
108:46s
PG UK: Passed PG uncut for scenes of emotional upset:
  • 2019 Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent. VoD
TV Censorship TV on DVD

BBFC decisions on 26 November 2019

Cells at Work!

Cells at Work! is a animation adventure drama by Kenichi Suzuki. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episodes 1-7 Passed PG for mild violence, threat, language (165:40s)
Additional Material:
  • Cells at Work! [Season 1, Episodes 8-14, and Additional Material]

Chief of Staff

Chief of Staff is a drama by Jung-Hwan Kwak.
Starring Jung-jae Lee, Min-a Shin and Elliya Lee. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 2, Episode 3 Passed PG for mild bad language, injury detail (66:26s)
  • Season 2, Episode 4 Passed 12 for infrequent strong language, moderate bloody images (62:56s)
  • Season 2, Episode 5 Passed 12 for moderate violence (62:55s)
  • Season 2, Episode 6 Passed 12 for bloody images, suicide references (65:14s)
video Children's video

BBFC decisions on 26 November 2019

Seventy Deadly Pills

Seventy Deadly Pills is a 1964 UK family drama by Pat Jackson.
Starring Gareth Robinson, Len Jones and Robert Ferguson. BBFC link IMDb

BBFC category cuts were required for a U rated cinema release in 1964. It seems likely that it is the same cut version that was passed PG for 2019 Blu-ray.

Summary Notes

A gang of children, "The Rockets" have their clubhouse (above an old garage) used by a pair of villains on the run. The villains have stolen a doctors car which had some deadly pills left in it. One of the children finds the pills and, thinking they are sweets, shares them out to the rest of the gang. The race is on for the police to find them all before the children eat any of the deadly pills.

BBFC uncut
55:13s
PG UK: Passed PG uncut for mild threat:
  • 2019 BFI Video [16:9] video

Uglydolls

Uglydolls is a 2019 children's cartoon adventure by Kelly Asbury.
Starring Pitbull, Ice-T and Kelly Clarkson. BBFC link

BBFC uncut
83:49s
U UK: Passed U uncut for very mild threat, violence, language:
  • 2019 Sony DADC Europe [16:9] video
Preview Coming Soon

BBFC decisions on 26 November 2019

Trailers:
  • Good Newzz
  • Ip Man 4

Gemini Man

Additional Material:

  • Gemini Man - Vam Pal DVD Bonus [Additional Material]
  • Gemini Man - Visual Effects Progression Presented By Weta [Additional Material]
  • Gemini Man - Next Level Detail (with DVD Credits) [Additional Material]
  • Gemini Man - Bd Menus [Additional Material, Menu]
  • Gemini Man - DVD Menus [Additional Material, Menu]
  • Gemini Man - Vam Bd Bonus [Additional Material]

One Punch Man Oav

Additional Material:

  • One Punch Man Oav [Additional Material, Season 1, Episode 6]
  • One Punch Man Oav [Additional Material, Season 1, Episode 1]
  • One Punch Man Oav [Additional Material, Season 1, Episode 5]
  • One Punch Man Oav [Additional Material, Season 1, Episode 2]
  • One Punch Man Oav [Additional Material, Season 1, Episode 3]
  • One Punch Man Oav [Additional Material, Season 1, Episode 4]

 



 

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