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Hunger Games UK rating - 29/2/2012 11:07:58 PM   
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Good news and bad news. The good is that as it stands the film is '15' for intense violence. The bad news is the BBFC is holding off passing it because Lionsgate may agree to CUTS so they can get a 12A and therefore more folk in the cinema. That's proper shit IMO but there you go.

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RE: Hunger Games UK rating - 29/2/2012 11:36:20 PM   
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So the Young Adult book series could have a higher rating than the Expendables 2....

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RE: Hunger Games UK rating - 29/2/2012 11:38:07 PM   
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So the Young Adult book series could have a higher rating than the Expendables 2....




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RE: Hunger Games UK rating - 29/2/2012 11:42:53 PM   
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LOL. Actually I think I'm the only one not arsed about the Expendabels rating. The first one was okay. I thought Uni Regeneration was a better example of old skool action myself.

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RE: Hunger Games UK rating - 1/3/2012 11:44:52 AM   
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Good news and bad news. The good is that as it stands the film is '15' for intense violence. The bad news is the BBFC is holding off passing it because Lionsgate may agree to CUTS so they can get a 12A and therefore more folk in the cinema. That's proper shit IMO but there you go.


Where'd you see this - the only entries for The Hunger Games on the BBFC website relate to trailers. I really hope it isn't cut - that would just be a pisser.

Couldn't care less about Expendables 2 though - the first one was unbelievably shit.

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RE: Hunger Games UK rating - 1/3/2012 2:07:36 PM   
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I didn't see it. I was told by somone in the know. There's nadda on the site because as I said above they are holding off passing a cert until Lionsgate decides what it wnats to do. They'll pass it uncut but it'll be a 15 from what I'm told and Lionsgate ain't too fussed on that.

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RE: Hunger Games UK rating - 1/3/2012 2:15:01 PM   
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Hmmm, will probally go for 12a in the cinema then somewhere down the line release the 15 version on DVD (after releasing the 12a one first).

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RE: Hunger Games UK rating - 1/3/2012 2:25:05 PM   
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That's what annoys me. I don't think they will. Now days it's v.unlikey you get a Region 2 Dir Cut release. Maybe in the US but if the disc is region locked yer stuck. I also heard a lot of companies are holding back now on how many versions of flicks they plan to release as the industry is convinced in a few years dics will be obsolete. There's been a ton of planned BR releases which have now been put on hold (not happening) due to this.

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RE: Hunger Games UK rating - 1/3/2012 4:38:09 PM   
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I didn't see it. I was told by somone in the know. There's nadda on the site because as I said above they are holding off passing a cert until Lionsgate decides what it wnats to do. They'll pass it uncut but it'll be a 15 from what I'm told and Lionsgate ain't too fussed on that.


Ahh right, is that someone at Lionsgate or the BBFC? Or can't you say?

I hope that they go for the sensible option and keep it at a 15 (or at least release a "extreme edition" or whatever on disc in the summer"   Will keep my fingers crossed.



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RE: Hunger Games UK rating - 1/3/2012 5:01:38 PM   
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I doubt Expendables 2 will be 12A. The Hunger Games has the same US rating (PG-13"for intense violent thematic material and disturbing images - all involving teens." ) and that will be cut to make it a 12A*. Hunger Games will appeal more to teens that Expendables 2 which is more likely to get the 15.

PG-13 does not automtaically mean 12A, just look at The Woman In Black


*if the story is true.


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RE: Hunger Games UK rating - 1/3/2012 6:02:51 PM   
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I don't see anything present in the book that couldn't be done in a 12A.

The third book, yeah. Not the first.



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RE: Hunger Games UK rating - 1/3/2012 6:09:28 PM   
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We won't have to wait long to find out either way as it's released in a few weeks 

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RE: Hunger Games UK rating - 6/3/2012 3:50:36 PM   
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Sorry to bump oldish topic but is there any more word on this? They're leaving it a bit late to give it an official rating.

I assume Lionsgate must be watering it down? Pretty annoying if it needs major cuts.

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RE: Hunger Games UK rating - 8/3/2012 8:28:28 AM   
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I'm happy to be proved wrong, but I'd be amazed if it wasn't a 12a. I haven't read book 3 yet, but given that the books are placed firmly in the teens section, and the trailers very much target that audience, I think that that certificate is pretty much beyond doubt. With the fantasy/sci fi setting and the lack of sex or swearing, I'm pretty sure the story doesn't warrant a 15 certificate. Especially considering how strong 15s can be nowadays.

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RE: Hunger Games UK rating - 8/3/2012 10:14:28 AM   
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I too would be very surprised if it wasnt a 12A. I think they can get away with that as well, keeping the violence but toning down any blood.

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RE: Hunger Games UK rating - 8/3/2012 10:42:51 AM   
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A 15!!! IF THIS IS TRUE HOW IN THE HELL DID THE DARK KNIGHT EVER GET AWAY WITH A 12A?

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RE: Hunger Games UK rating - 8/3/2012 5:19:23 PM   
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Hunger Games has kids dying in it, the BBFC frown on that.

It won't be a 15 anyway

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RE: Hunger Games UK rating - 9/3/2012 4:58:02 PM   
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And Dark Knight had torture BUT! that's ok?

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RE: Hunger Games UK rating - 9/3/2012 5:17:48 PM   
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And Dark Knight had torture BUT! that's ok?


The Dark Knight doesn't contain any scenes of torture.




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RE: Hunger Games UK rating - 9/3/2012 5:19:14 PM   
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They don't like violence against kids especially by other kids. I don't work for the BBFC by the way, just so you know

Plus, I haven't actually said the film will get cut to get a 12A........


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RE: Hunger Games UK rating - 9/3/2012 5:47:10 PM   
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The BBFC haven't rated it yet.

The IFCO (Irish Film Censor Office) have rated it 12A and had this to say:

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Frequent moderate violence in a sci-fi context.
Note for parents:
Set in a dystopian future, the central premise of The Hunger Games is that of an oppressed society forced to nominate 24 teenagers to fight to the death for the entertainment of their rulers. These ‘games’ are satirically presented in the manner of a reality television gameshow.
While this fantasy/sci-fi setting is firmly established, parents should note that the violence, though not explicit, is often presented in a gritty and realistic fashion.
While the film frames this violence within a positive moral framework and provides a reassuring outcome (i.e., the ‘good’ or ‘heroic’ characters prevail), the intensity of some of the threatening and violent situations make ‘The Hunger Games’ unsuitable for younger viewers.
Films classified 12A have been deemed appropriate for viewers of twelve and over. This particular film is at the high end of this classification.
IFCO strongly promotes the exercise of parental responsibility and encourages all parents to make informed decisions regarding the suitability of films for their children, using the information provided on this website.



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RE: Hunger Games UK rating - 9/3/2012 5:49:35 PM   
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The BBFC haven't rated it yet.


That's true


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RE: Hunger Games UK rating - 10/3/2012 9:58:35 AM   
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Sorry thought what happened to Harvy Dent was so maybe i'm wrong then.

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RE: Hunger Games UK rating - 12/3/2012 1:16:36 AM   
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Less than 10 days... They're cutting it rather fine.

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RE: Hunger Games UK rating - 12/3/2012 1:38:15 PM   
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Less than 10 days... They're cutting it rather fine.


In a very real sense, probably!

I'm getting really intrigued by it now - bearing in mind now Shifty Bench's point about BBFC not liking child-on-child violence, I can imagine it's probably quite a tricky case with this one.


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RE: Hunger Games UK rating - 12/3/2012 5:43:20 PM   
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Sorry Bozz....

http://www.bbfc.co.uk/CFF284121/

12A - cut (or digitally altered from the sounds of it?) by 7 seconds.


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RE: Hunger Games UK rating - 12/3/2012 7:15:44 PM   
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Seems like the cuts are mainly in one scene by the notes on the bbfc site. I'll still go see it anyway and hope for a uncut release on blu in a few months.




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RE: Hunger Games UK rating - 12/3/2012 7:18:47 PM   
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RE: Hunger Games UK rating - 12/3/2012 7:36:58 PM   
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It doesn't sound like a lot but its enough to ruin some really tragic and shocking moments.
There are some deaths in the film which (without giving any spoilers) are horrific and unexpected, things like the camera cutting away from the impact of weapons and removing blood can severely damage the impact of the scene.

It sounds like the cornucopia scene is the one that has been neutered, I can imagin all the blood has been removed and a lot of the deaths may be off screen as they are very gory.

Oh and also : These cuts were made in addition to reductions already made following an earlier 'advice' viewing of an incomplete version
So it could well have been more than 7 seconds.

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RE: Hunger Games UK rating - 12/3/2012 8:07:03 PM   
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IIRC the only explicit bloodletting in the cornucopia scene is when the boy spits up blood on Katniss. The scene is played out far more for the sense of confusion rather than explicit violence.

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