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Films with wrong certificates?


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Posted on 22 Jan 2014, 14:12:03 GMT
Bunga says:
Lol WHAT, the Woman in Black was a 12?! That's mental, I found that film really quite creepy, especially the bit upstairs...

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2014, 14:22:07 GMT
Yeah it is but it had to be cut in order for it to be given said 12 cert ie darkening certain scenes etc, a 15 uncut was available for the makers but they opted for the lower cert.

The 15 uncut version has yet to be released though unfortunately.

Posted on 22 Jan 2014, 14:29:15 GMT
Bunga says:
Can't believe that, honestly can't. That bit upstairs when she comes at him gave me the heebies big time and I was 25 at the time!! Let alone 12! I'd never let a child of mine at that age watch that.

Posted on 22 Jan 2014, 16:06:45 GMT
Last edited by the author on 22 Jan 2014, 16:08:13 GMT
CunningSmile says:
I'm 36 and Woman in Black terrified the life out of me! I think darkening certain scenes actually makes it worse as you never get a good enough look at realise were the special effects are. For me it was far worse than stuff like Hostel which shows so much you quickly get desensitised and even bored watching yet another torture scene

Posted on 22 Jan 2014, 16:28:39 GMT
In regards to the messages on here about The woman in black and the fact it is genuinely scarier than the Torture porn fare, just goes to show then that old fashioned horror story telling is still effective enough to send a chill down the spine:)

Posted on 22 Jan 2014, 18:16:28 GMT
I remember when in 1993 Mrs. Doubtfire was given a 15 cert by the BBFC before it's initial release but was then downgraded to a PG not long after being released into cinemas. It was probably parents complaining the certificate was to harsh that prompted the downgrading.

Posted on 22 Jan 2014, 20:18:49 GMT
CunningSmile says:
The Mrs Doubtfire thing was made even sillier by the fact a family film was given a 15 the same month Jurassic Park was given a PG. Why they thought a loving father going to great lengths to see his children should be more restricted than Sam Jackson being eaten I'm not sure

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2014, 20:21:26 GMT
You've gotta love the BBFC for instances like that.:)

Posted on 23 Jan 2014, 12:03:45 GMT
kinjoking says:
TED. cant believ this was a 15, so should have been an 18!

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2014, 13:59:57 GMT
What for specifically mate? language, sex/drug references?

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2014, 14:47:29 GMT
Sexual talk and content I would imagine mostly

Plus swearing Teddy bear is hardly a good role model, one of my sons friends told me hes watched Ted and hes 6, I was shocked to say the least. NO way Id let my son watch that

Posted on 23 Jan 2014, 14:49:20 GMT
RABB says:
Apart from all that it simply wasn't a good film.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2014, 14:55:42 GMT
Last edited by the author on 23 Jan 2014, 14:57:43 GMT
Cam,

My Nephew's been a big fan of films like the Saw series and the Jason vorhees character since he was about the same age as your son's mate.

It boggles the mind how some adults don't seem to understand the age rating system of films and video games and so just let their kids watch what they like:(

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2014, 15:21:21 GMT
kinjoking says:
it was just pure adult filmage, im 29 and it was OTT even for me!

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2014, 15:28:47 GMT
There is quite a few comedy films these days that are like that, for instance Hot tub time machine could rival some crime films like Scarface with the amount of f bombs.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2014, 15:32:11 GMT
I laughed at it, but my favourite oarts were the Flash Gordon bits, you're too young Ryan. LOL

Posted on 23 Jan 2014, 15:34:04 GMT
kinjoking says:
yea i cant watch stuff like that anymore, im all for toilet humour but it has to be for a reason, being crude and effing for effings sake is just crass and boring...

thats why american dad and family guy are so funny, its all done within a narrative structure even if that structure is from left field...

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2014, 15:39:01 GMT
Last edited by the author on 23 Jan 2014, 15:41:44 GMT
I do like some of the modern comedy films but prefer the 80s ones like planes, trains & automobiles which had swearing in them but like you said, not just for swearing's sake.

On Family guy, i'm not really into the left field humour but find the Bird is the word episode bloody hilarious:)

Posted on 23 Jan 2014, 15:43:05 GMT
kinjoking says:
haha did u ever see airplane?

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2014, 15:47:09 GMT
Yeah love Airplaine. Whats you favourite scene?

Posted on 23 Jan 2014, 16:02:14 GMT
kinjoking says:
i dunno theres so much stuff that goes on in that film its all funny to me, u?

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2014, 16:12:34 GMT
The scene with the 'jive talking' woman is my favourite:)

Some of my fave quotes from Airplane

Young girl (when offered cream in her coffee) No thank you,
I take it black... (like my men)

Dr.Rumack "Can you fly this plane, and land it?"
Striker "Surely you can't be serious?
Dr. Rumack "I am serious, and don't call me shirley"lol

Posted on 23 Jan 2014, 16:20:08 GMT
kinjoking says:
oh yea the jive bit was hilarious completely forgot about that, its good how that kind of comedy still holds up in modern day culture, not enough clever writers out there anymore to come up with that kind of gold... with the exceptions of 30 rock, that writing is genius

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2014, 16:26:41 GMT
Last edited by the author on 23 Jan 2014, 16:27:35 GMT
Yeah i know. The naked gun and the Hot shots films were similar to Airplane in that they knew how to write inuendo without it being explicit, similar to the old British sitcoms of the 70s.

Airplane was also subject to BBFC cuts aswell, some drug references and nudity i think.

Posted on 23 Jan 2014, 16:32:57 GMT
kinjoking says:
oh right didnt know that, a bit of 'carry on' nudity wouldnt have gone a miss imo lol
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