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Oliver! Asking for more re-ratings...

Another batch of previously wrong ratings corrected by the BBFC

Link Here17th September 2021
Oliver! is a 1968 UK children's drama by Carol Reed
Starring Mark Lester, Ron Moody and Shani Wallis BBFC link 2020 IMDb
The long running BBFC U rating has been changed to PG.

It also seems that BBFC database errors mean that the BBFC is no longer supplying consumer advice for several titles including this one.

The Giant Claw is a 1957 US Sci-Fi horror thriller by Fred F. Sears
Starring Jeff Morrow, Mara Corday and Morris Ankrum BBFC link 2020 IMDb
The film was X rated in 1957, U rated in 1996 and PG rated in 2021.

Sense And Sensibility is a 1995 US/UK romance by Ang Lee
Starring Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet and James Fleet BBFC link 2020 IMDb

The film has just been uprated from U to PG.



Corrected: More to like...

BBFC category cuts waived for The Social Network

Link Here17th September 2021
The Social Network is a 2010 US biography by David Fincher
Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake BBFC link 2020 IMDb
Two uses of the word 'fuck' were allowed in 12 rated cinema and video releases. DVD extras were cut by the BBFC in 2010 to avoid a 15 rating.

Corrected: Previously is was incorrectly reported that the main feature had been cut.

Summary Notes

On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history... but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.


BBFC uncut
run: 121m
pal: 116m
12UK: A disk extra was passed 12 uncut with the BBFC noting Unrated dialogue:
  • 2021 Sony video titled The Social Network (2010) -The_unrated_dialogue

Maybe this is the previously cut disk extra being passed 12 uncut.

BBFC uncutuncut
run: 120:20s
pal: 115:31s
12 1980

12A 1980


UK: Passed 12 uncut for infrequent strong language and drug use.:
  • 2011 Sony DADC UK Limited video
UK: Passed 12A uncut for infrequent strong language and drug use:
  • 2010 cinema release

US: Uncut and MPAA rated PG-13 for sexual content, drug and alcohol use and language:



Offsite Article: Dishing out cuts...

Link Here11th September 2021
ITV cuts to Goldeneye

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Malcolm X...

Another bizarre BBFC rating from the Netflix Random Rating Generator

Link Here5th September 2021
Malcolm X is a 1992 US/Japan historical biography by Spike Lee
Starring Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett and Delroy Lindo BBFC link 2020  IMDb
There are no censorship issues with this release beyond noting that the BBFC thinks the film is 15 rated whilst Netflix bizarrely think it's an 18.

In the US the film is rated PG-13 for a scene of violence, and for drugs and some language

Summary Notes

Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.


BBFC uncut
run: 201:41s
pal: 193:37s

15 1980


UK: Passed 18 uncut with a BBFC trigger warning for violence, discrimination theme:
  • 2021 Netflix video
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, language and drug use:
  • 2012 Warner Home Video Ltd video
UK: Passed 15 uncut:
  • 2001 Pathe Distribution Ltd video
  • 1993 Guild Home VHS
  • 1993 cinema release

US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for a scene of violence, and for drugs and some language



Netflix to continue using BBFC age rating symbols...

The BBFC decides to stick with the Netflix Random Rating Generator after a successful trial period.

Link Here5th September 2021

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) and Netflix have moved into the next phase of their partnership, which will see Netflix carry BBFC age ratings and ratings information on its service for years to come.

The new agreement follows a successful pilot phase, during which the innovative partnership - a first for the UK - between the streaming service and the regulator resulted in Netflix achieving 100% coverage of BBFC age ratings and content advice ('ratings info').

The conclusion of the pilot phase and the move to a long-term partnership has been welcomed by Caroline Dinenage, Minister of State for Digital and Culture, and by children's charities.

Netflix applies BBFC Classification Guidelines standards to films and television shows, which the BBFC has set based on large-scale public opinion research and auditing ratings to ensure consistency. Netflix's entire catalogue of original and acquired content now carries a BBFC age rating and a line of ratings information so that families can choose shows safe in the knowledge that everything they press play on is rated to trusted, BBFC standards which reflect UK expectations. This builds on Netflix's wide range of parental controls including PIN-protected profiles, maturity filters, profile locks and viewing history, helping parents make the right viewing choices for their families.

David Austin, Chief Executive of the BBFC, said:

Parents have been very clear that they want and expect online content to carry the same age rating it would carry offline, in the cinema or on DVD. Crucially for child protection, BBFC ratings guarantee that age classifications reflect UK parental and child expectations on issues such as sexual violence and drug use. Our innovative partnership with Netflix has proven that it is possible for streaming services to carry trusted BBFC age ratings on 100% of their content and will make a significant contribution to parents' peace of mind and children's wellbeing for years to come. We are calling on all other streaming services operating in the UK to follow Netflix's excellent example and work with us to give parents what they need.

Jessica Stansfield, Director of Ratings at Netflix, said:

Our members are our number one priority. We're committed to delivering an experience that doesn't just meet, but exceeds their expectations, which is why we are proud to be the first and only streaming service to voluntarily carry BBFC age ratings on 100% of our catalogue, while our updated parental controls provide the tools parents need to make the right viewing choices for their family.

Caroline Dinenage, Minister of State for Digital and Culture, said:

We want parents and young people to be able to make informed choices about what content is appropriate for them to watch. The BBFC's age ratings are well trusted and widely recognised, which is why I am pleased that this long-term agreement will see their ratings continue to be used across Netflix's content for years to come.



Offsite Article: The bikini line...

Link Here4th September 2021
Videos reveal the TV censorship of anime in Indonesia and South Korea

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