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Prometheus Will Be A 15 In The UK
Scott's sci-fi will be uncut

09 May 2012  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Fox

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Good news, UK horror / sci-fi fans! Word has emerged that Ridley Scott's Prometheus will be receiving a 15 certificate in the UK - and that's a 15 secured without any cuts or edits, so we're seeing it very much as the director intended.

Until just a few days ago, the buzz was that this would be aiming for a PG-13 rating in the US, which usually equates roughly to a 12A here. It has ended up with an R in the US, due to "intense images and brief language", and it will be coming here in the same form.

Prometheus, as you should all know by now, stars Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender and Guy Pearce, and hits cinemas on June 1. Can. Not. Wait.

 

 

 

 

 


What do you think of this news?
OH NOES! It'll be scary.
Hooray! We're seeing it as the director intended. That's all that matters.
What is "brief language" anyway? What does that even mean?
Pfft. 18 or it's game over, man, game over.
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Good news
Realistically if both Alien and Aliens were released today they would be rated 15 to. So about right. More

Posted by spideed2 at 13:04 on 14 May 2012 | Report This Post

I also object to objections
The term "strong bloody violence" should be given a warning due to the word bloody. Perhaps "this classification contains bloody strong language" More

Posted by eyeball at 00:47 on 12 May 2012 | Report This Post

What is "brief language" anyway?
Well, these explanations never cease to ask for making fun of them. Obviously it's neither "strong language" as in Alien, nor "ge" like in Alien�. One would suspect that "brief language" is to distinguish from "long-winded language" and a dialogueless film would get the description "no language" ;) More

Posted by veers at 00:21 on 12 May 2012 | Report This Post

What is "brief language" anyway?
Well, these explanations never cease to ask for making fun of them. Obviously it's neither "strong language" as in Alien, nor "ge" like in Alien³. One would suspect that "brief language" is to distinguish from "long-winded language" and a dialogueless film would get the description "no language" ;) More

Posted by veers at 00:21 on 12 May 2012 | Report This Post

I wish they'd bring back the "X" certificate...
...at least you knew what you were getting! Most horror is 15 these days...and anything that's 18 is usually crap . More

Posted by The Watcher at 09:08 on 11 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Was hoping for an 18 rating...
L: Cool Breeze ..As any Alien movie should have, but thankful we are getting a 15.Now all i need to do is find a cinema that will show it in the NORMAL way.Not having any more of this 3D bullshit. men. As for the certificate, whilst I acknowledge waltham's point that a classification shouldn't always set the basis for the intensity of a film, I would have been extremely worried had Prometheus received a12A. As others have mentioned, an Alien film needs to do a little more than sugg More

Posted by Qwerty Norris at 14:20 on 10 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Dang but not really a whole lotta dang
official BBFC rating 15 - s strong violence, gore, threat and horror://www.bbfc.co.uk/CFF286710/ sounds abit better than the R rating eh? violence including intense images, and brief language'nyway heres how Prometheus compares against the other BBFC Alien ratings: Alien(DC) 15 Contains strong language, moderate violence and horror A3 18 Contains strong bloody violence, horror and language A4 18 strong horror and violence AvP 15 Contains moderate horror More

Posted by jackcarter at 12:58 on 10 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Dang but not really a whole lotta dang
L: burtbondy You are missing the point. They are there're own original films. Prometheus is a prequel to Alien. Therefore should share the same tone of terror. Making it 12s is only in the interest of greedy studio fat-cats. It was made without compromise , thankfully, and got the rating it got. Its the same reason why a toy story prequel shouldn't be 18 rated. puts on best Jules from Pulp Fiction voice* you make an interesting point... More

Posted by waltham1979 at 08:46 on 10 May 2012 | Report This Post

Well Alien's been re-rated a 15. I'm happy; Prometheus clearly is going to be as scary and intense as Alien... if that's possible! More

Posted by JimBill93 at 21:53 on 09 May 2012 | Report This Post

Was hoping for an 18 rating...
..As any Alien movie should have, but thankful we are getting a 15.Now all i need to do is find a cinema that will show it in the NORMAL way.Not having any more of this 3D bullshit. More

Posted by Cool Breeze at 21:21 on 09 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Dang but not really a whole lotta dang
L: burtbondy You are missing the point. They are there're own original films. Prometheus is a prequel to Alien. Therefore should share the same tone of terror. Making it 12s is only in the interest of greedy studio fat-cats. It was made without compromise , thankfully, and got the rating it got. same reason why a toy story prequel shouldn't be 18 rateduote] ]kill that. I'd kill that. Caveat...wouldn't kill anyone, and stuff. But 18 certificate Woody and the Toys, TS4: Fuc More

Posted by jobloffski at 19:44 on 09 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Dang but not really a whole lotta dang
You are missing the point. They are there're own original films. Prometheus is a prequel to Alien. Therefore should share the same tone of terror. Making it 12s is only in the interest of greedy studio fat-cats. It was made without compromise , thankfully, and got the rating it got. Its the same reason why a toy story prequel shouldn't be 18 rated. More

Posted by burtbondy at 18:42 on 09 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Dang but not really a whole lotta dang
L: themoviegeek Dang because I can no longer take the younger members of the family to see it and not really a whole lotta dang because it'll be a much better movie for it. However, it does mean it'll be far more awkward to find a spare moment to view this movie of awesome. But hey. I'm sure I will. aha I know what you mean. Although I took my ten year old to watch The Avengers the other day and they showed the full trailer to Prometheus before the film and it scared the living shit More

Posted by waltham1979 at 18:29 on 09 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: avatar
L: burtbondy L: waltham1979 I don’t understand why people were getting so het up about this anyway? Since when did the classification of a film decide how good it is? Jaws, The Dark Knight, Indiana Jones (Temple & Ark) have all over the years been PG and/or 12A and are intense and in some places incredibly violent and gory. They are bonafide classics without holding back. Why would this have been any different?? use its derived from a movie where creatures who bleed acid bur More

Posted by waltham1979 at 18:26 on 09 May 2012 | Report This Post

Dang but not really a whole lotta dang
Dang because I can no longer take the younger members of the family to see it and not really a whole lotta dang because it'll be a much better movie for it. However, it does mean it'll be far more awkward to find a spare moment to view this movie of awesome. But hey. I'm sure I will. More

Posted by themoviegeek at 18:23 on 09 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: avatar
L: waltham1979 I don’t understand why people were getting so het up about this anyway? Since when did the classification of a film decide how good it is? Jaws, The Dark Knight, Indiana Jones (Temple & Ark) have all over the years been PG and/or 12A and are intense and in some places incredibly violent and gory. They are bonafide classics without holding back. Why would this have been any different?? use its derived from a movie where creatures who bleed acid burrow holes in peoples h More

Posted by burtbondy at 17:51 on 09 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: avatar
I don’t understand why people were getting so het up about this anyway? Since when did the classification of a film decide how good it is? Jaws, The Dark Knight, Indiana Jones (Temple & Ark) have all over the years been PG and/or 12A and are intense and in some places incredibly violent and gory. They are bonafide classics without holding back. Why would this have been any different?? More

Posted by waltham1979 at 17:14 on 09 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: avatar
L: Mr. Fincher Totally agree. Worst film I've ever seen. it extreme, but i guess we're all entitled.... More

Posted by 7eke at 17:08 on 09 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: avatar
Totally agree. Worst film I've ever seen. More

Posted by Mr. Fincher at 16:24 on 09 May 2012 | Report This Post

avatar
just thought i'd say ;avatar is a shite film.great sfx but a very poor and simple movie. More

Posted by revanmalak at 13:53 on 09 May 2012 | Report This Post

Sir Ridley indeed More

Posted by 7eke at 13:44 on 09 May 2012 | Report This Post

Best. News. Ever.
So glad that this is going to keep a harder edge, particularly after the damp squib that was Women in Black. I'm finding it very irritating that films that should be being enjoyed by a more mature audience are being edited and watered down to pander to the family crowd: so happy that this isn't going to be ruined in the same manner. More

Posted by Revstar at 13:09 on 09 May 2012 | Report This Post

fantastic news
double post More

Posted by jackcarter at 13:05 on 09 May 2012 | Report This Post

R rated = fantastic news
notice some people are i] moaning, saying there were 2 cuts (as Scott has previously stated) - a softer cut intended to get PG13 for cinema release and an harder extreme R cut version intended for DVD - and that Fox submitted the 'soft' cut hoping it would get PG13, but the MPAA gave it R so it'll be like a 'soft' R, and that now they may as well release the 'hard' cut that they were saving for ulta violent DVD (probably 18 in UK)... however even if that is the case (it seems to be the More

Posted by jackcarter at 13:05 on 09 May 2012 | Report This Post

a 15 these days is borderline 18 anyway, boundries in censorship are always being pushed. It'l get an unrated blu-ray release anyways More

Posted by simpwalker at 12:37 on 09 May 2012 | Report This Post

a 15 these days is borderline 18 anyway, boundries in censorship are always being pushed. It'l get an unrated blu-ray release anyways More

Posted by simpwalker at 12:37 on 09 May 2012 | Report This Post

Great News. Edited Ridley Films never work...
More important then the rating is the fact that Ridley is being left to put out the film that 'he' wants to. Films where he has been forced to cut them have sucked - Robin Hood, Kingdom of Heaven - Kingdom of Heaven I might add is my favourite directors cut, the extra 40mins transforms it from an Orlando Bloom suck fest into a stunning epic. Helps that Orlando isn't in any of the extra footage. More

Posted by Blyman at 11:50 on 09 May 2012 | Report This Post

Prometheus 2: Electric Boogaloo
Let's hope James Cameron does the sequel to Prometheus to cure his addiction to Avatar. More

Posted by BenTramer at 11:41 on 09 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: The Disciple Because they include the still-18 theatrical cut, which can't be recertified. But the no-less-gory, no-less-violent r's Cut ental!! More

Posted by Osric at 10:55 on 09 May 2012 | Report This Post

Awesome...
Nice...Sir Ridders bows to NOBODY!!! PG13 my arse...Keep everything in there! No cuts More

Posted by ronniem at 10:45 on 09 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: Osric So why do all the DVDs and blurays, including the most recent, say 18 on them? Because they include the still-18 theatrical cut, which can't be recertified. But the no-less-gory, no-less-violent r's Cut L: thatlittlemonkey Aye, it was reclassified when the Director's Cut was released. The most recent classification on the list below is from 2010, and is a 15. xactly. I think that refers to the teatrical version, reclassified as it's been rated for the isolated scor More

Posted by The Disciple at 10:34 on 09 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: The Disciple Nope, 15: www.bbfc.co.uk/FVF013217/ote] Aye, it was reclassified when the Director's Cut was released. The most recent classification on the list below is from 2010, and is a 15. More

Posted by thatlittlemonkey at 10:31 on 09 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
So why do all the DVDs and blurays, including the most recent, say 18 on them? More

Posted by Osric at 10:30 on 09 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
Nope, 15: www.bbfc.co.uk/FVF013217/Admittedly that's for the Director's Cut, but that's only because the BBFC won't reclassify a film if the presentation is the same as a version they've already classified, leading to the rather odd occurrence of The Terminator receiving a 15 for the widescreen DVD when a simultaneously rereleased video of the pan and scan version came out still as 18... if the 1979 cut of Alien was to be submitted today it would sail through as a 15. More

Posted by The Disciple at 10:26 on 09 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE:
L: The Disciple I kinda guessed it would be - after all, Alien is a 15 now. lien is still an 18: www.bbfc.co.uk/BVF013217/ More

Posted by pinksy at 10:22 on 09 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE:
L: The Disciple Alien is a 15 now. r, no it isn't. More

Posted by Osric at 10:17 on 09 May 2012 | Report This Post

F*CK, YEAH!
THAT'S FRICKIN' AWESOME NEWS! More

Posted by Nicky C at 10:12 on 09 May 2012 | Report This Post

I kinda guessed it would be - after all, Alien is a 15 now. More

Posted by The Disciple at 10:09 on 09 May 2012 | Report This Post

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