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  Weekly US Ratings from the MPAA...

Latest classification decisions


Link Here 21st February 2018
Cuts Cert Run Time MPAA Bulletin 2515, 21 February 2018

AXL

  MPAA
PG
  Rated PG for sci-fi action/peril, suggestive material, thematic elements and some language.

NOTE: EDITED FOR RE-RATE. PREVIOUS PG RATING, BULLETIN #2506 (12/13/2017), VOIDED. ONLY THIS EDITED VERSION IS RATED. NO CHANGE IN RATING OR RATING REASON.

Open Road Films

The Cleanse

  MPAA
R rated
  Rated R for language including some sexual references.

SONY PICTURES WORLDWIDE ACQUISITIONS INC.

Furlough

  MPAA
R rated
  Rated R for a brief sexual reference.

IFC Films

Getting Grace

Poster Getting Grace 2017 Daniel Roebuck

  MPAA
PG-13
  Getting Grace is a 2017 USA drama by Daniel Roebuck.
Starring Daniel Roebuck, Madelyn Dundon and Marsha Dietlein. IMDb

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and some suggestive material.

Hannover House

Summary Notes

Grace, a teenage girl dying of cancer crashes a funeral home to find out what will happen to her after she dies but ends up teaching the awkward funeral director, Bill Jankowski how to celebrate life.

Kuleana

Poster Kuleana 2017 Brian Kohne

  MPAA
PG-13
  Kuleana is a 2017 USA mystery drama by Brian Kohne.
Starring Moronai Kanekoa, Kristina Anapau and Sonya Balmores. IMDb

Rated PG-13 for violence, thematic material, and some partial nudity.

Reading International, Inc. Regal Entertainment Group

Summary Notes

A disabled Vietnam vet rediscovers the Hawaiian warrior within to protect his family, defend their land, and clear his father's name.

Love Costs Everything: Unedited

  MPAA
R rated
  Rated R for some disturbing violence/images and brief strong language.

Aeffect Films

Mowgli

  MPAA
PG-13
  Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action violence including bloody images, and some thematic elements.

Warner Bros. Pictures

Pandas

Poster Pandas 2018 David Douglas and Drew Fellman

  MPAA
G rated
  Pandas is a 2018 USA documentary by David Douglas and Drew Fellman.
Starring Wen Lei Bi, Rong Hou and Ben Kilham. IMDb

Rated G

IMAX

Robin Hood

  MPAA
PG-13
  Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of violence and action, and some suggestive references.

Summit Entertainment

Supercon

Poster Supercon 2018 Zak Knutson

  MPAA
R rated
  Supercon is a 2018 USA comedy by Zak Knutson.
Starring Maggie Grace, Clancy Brown and John Malkovich. IMDb

Rated R for strong crude sexual content throughout, pervasive language, and drug use.

Archstone Distribution, LLC

Summary Notes

A rag-tag group of former TV stars and comic book artists, who make their living working at conventions, decide to steal the loot from a crooked promoter and an overbearing former TV icon.

 

  Aldi's Kevin the Carrot banned...

More infantile censorship from ASA


Link Here 21st February 2018

aldi kevin the carrot video A TV ad for Aldi featured a computer-generated image of a carrot that stated, I see dead parsnips. The voice-over then stated, Kevin was feeling a little bit tense. He thought there were spirits. He had a sixth sense. As it turned out his instincts were right. There were a few spirits that cold Christmas night. Award winning bottles for raising a toast and one frightened carrot had just seen a ghost. The ending of the ad showed Kevin the carrot being frightened by another character dressed-up as a ghost with a white blanket over them. Throughout the ad were scenes showing various bottles of spirits.

One complainant challenged whether the ad was irresponsible because it was likely to have strong appeal to people under 18 years of age.

Aldi Stores Ltd stated whilst Kevin the Carrot (Kevin) was intended to be humorous, it was not designed to have specific appeal to under-18s. Aldi believed much of the humour in the situations in which Kevin had been placed since his first appearance in 2016 was of a nature that would be more appealing to adults than to children.

Aldi stated because the ad was promoting alcohol, it was scheduled in accordance with the BCAP Code and therefore was not aired adjacent to programmes likely to appeal to under-18s.

ASA Assessment: Complaint upheld

The ASA noted the ad was subject to a broadcast restriction which meant it was not transmitted during or adjacent to children's programmes, which included all programmes commissioned for, directed at or likely to appeal to under-18 audiences. The BCAP Code required alcohol ads must not be likely to appeal strongly to people under 18 years of age, especially by reflecting or being associated with youth culture or showing adolescent or juvenile behaviour.

We considered that Kevin the Carrot appeared to be childlike and had a high-pitched voice, similar to that of a young child. Furthermore, we understood Kevin was sold as a soft toy during the Christmas period and was popular amongst under 18-year-olds, particularly young children. We therefore considered that Kevin was likely to have strong appeal to audiences under the age of 18.

We also considered the Christmas theme of the ad contributed to the likelihood of Kevin having strong appeal to under-18s. We noted that choir music was played in the background whilst the voice-over told a short and simple narrative poem. Although the content of the dialogue and poem, which made use of a pun on spirits, was not typical content for children, we considered the tone was reminiscent of a children's story, therefore it was likely to resonate with and strongly appeal to younger children. Furthermore, we considered the ending of the ad showing Kevin being frightened by another character dressed-up as a ghost would be particularly funny for younger children and consequently, contributed to the overall effect of the ad having strong appeal to under-18s.

Because of that, we considered the ad was likely to appeal strongly to people under-18 and given that it was promoting alcohol, we concluded was irresponsible.

The ad must not appear again in its current form. We told Aldi that their future ads for alcohol must not be likely to appeal strongly to people under-18 years of age.

 

  Golden Oldies...

US judge strikes down law banning IMDb from publishing the age of movie stars


Link Here 21st February 2018
imdb logoA Californian law that prevented the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) from publishing the age of movie stars has been declared unconstitutional, and so the law is struck down on First Amendment grounds. A federal judge declared it not only to be unconstitutional, but also a bad solution to the wrong problem.

The law went into effect in 2017 after being signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown. The goal was to mitigate age discrimination in a youth-obsessed Hollywood by requiring IMDb to remove age-related information upon the request of a subscriber.

The judge explained:

Even if California had shown that the law was passed after targeted efforts to eliminate discrimination in the entertainment industry had failed, the law is not narrowly tailored. For one, the law is underinclusive, in that it bans only one kind of speaker from disseminating age-related information, leaving all other sources of that information untouched. Even looking just at IMDb.com, the law requires IMDb to take down some age-related information -- that of the members of its subscription service who request its removal -- but not the age-related information of those who don't subscribe to IMDbPro, or who don't ask IMDb.com to take their information down.

The judge adds that the law is also overinclusive:

For instance, it requires IMDb not to publish the age-related information of all those who request that their information not be published, not just of those protected by existing age discrimination laws, states the opinion (read below). If the state is concerned about discriminatory conduct affecting those not covered by current laws, namely those under 40, it certainly has a more direct means of addressing those concerns than imposing restrictions on IMDb's speech.

Californian officials said the state will be appealing this ruling to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

 

  Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC...

Death Wish, Legend of Hell


Link Here 21st February 2018
filmFilm Cuts Cert Run Time BBFC decisions on 19 February 2018

Death Wish

  death wish

BBFC uncut
uncut
18 107:25s Death Wish is a 2017 USA action crime thriller by Eli Roth.
Starring Bruce Willis, Vincent D'Onofrio and Elisabeth Shue. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence, scene of torture for:

  • 2018 cinema release
Summary Notes

A mild-mannered father is transformed into a killing machine after his family is torn apart by a violent act.

Monster Hunt 2

Poster Zhuo Yao Ji 2 2018 Raman Hui

BBFC uncut
uncut
PG 110:31s Monster Hunt 2 is a 2018 China comedy Sci-Fi adventure by Raman Hui.
Starring Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Baihe Bai and Boran Jing. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed PG uncut for mild fantasy violence, language for:

  • 2018 cinema release
Summary Notes

The story continues with Wuba after he parts way with his human parents Tian and Lan for his own journey. Peace has not been restored in the monster world after the death of the evil monster king.

filmCommunity Film Cuts Cert Run Time BBFC decisions on 19 February 2018

Cake

BBFC uncut
uncut
12A 125:41s Cake is a 2017 drama by Asim Abbasi.
Starring Sanam Saeed, Aamina Sheikh and Beo Raana Zafar. BBFC link

UK: Passed 12A uncut for infrequent strong language, moderate sex references for:

  • 2018 cinema release

Kobiety Mafii

BBFC uncut
uncut
18 138:00s Kobiety Mafii is a 2018 crime drama by Patryk Vega.
Starring Olga Boladz, Agnieszka Dygant and Sebastian Fabijanski. BBFC link

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, sexual violence, very strong language for:

  • 2018 cinema release
videoFilm on DVD Cuts Cert Run Time BBFC decisions on 19 February 2018

Ingrid Goes West

Poster Ingrid Goes West 2017 Matt Spicer

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 98:01s Ingrid Goes West is a 2017 USA comedy drama by Matt Spicer.
Starring Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen and O'Shea Jackson Jr. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for very strong language, drug misuse, suicide references for:

  • 2018 Universal Pictures (UK) [16:9] video
Summary Notes

Ingrid Thorburn is an unhinged social media stalker with a history of confusing "likes" for meaningful relationships. Taylor Sloane is an Instagram-famous "influencer" whose perfectly curated, boho-chic lifestyle becomes Ingrid's latest obsession. When Ingrid moves to LA and manages to insinuate herself into the social media star's life, their relationship quickly goes from #BFF to #WTF.

Additional Material:
  • Ingrid Goes West [Additional Material, Audio Commentary With Writer/director Matt Spicer, Co-writer David Branson Smith and Actor Aubrey Plaza]

Massacre at Buffalo Valley

BBFC uncut
uncut
12 98:01s Massacre at Buffalo Valley is a drama by Ray Bengston.
Starring Kelly Greyson Natalie Racoosin, Clay Walker and Jenn Gotzon. BBFC link

UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate violence, threat for:

  • 2018 High Fliers Films. video
vodVoD Cuts Cert Run Time BBFC decisions on 19 February 2018

Deadman Apocalypse

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 78:18s Deadman Apocalypse is a Sci-Fi film by Charlie Steeds.
Starring Kate Marie Davies, Barrington De La Roche and Costa Chard. BBFC link

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, violence for:

  • 2018 Silversheaf Media VoD

Legend of Hell

BBFC uncut
uncut
18 80:59s Legend of Hell is a 2012 Germany action horror mystery by Olaf Ittenbach.
Starring Karen Breece, Wayne Darrin and Martina Ittenbach. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong gory violence, sexual violence for:

  • 2018 Silversheaf Media VoD
Summary Notes

An archaeologist discovers an ancient artifact and scroll which starts a series of events that kills her several times over in various time periods, past lives and locations. It seems that the artifact and scroll are linked to a gateway to hell. Various hellish creatures pour in throughout history, it looks like the gateway has been opened. The archaeologist teams up with warriors and guides from the past to try and close the gate.

TV CensorshipTV on DVD Cuts Cert Run Time BBFC decisions on 19 February 2018

Falling Water

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 42:08s
42:01s
41:15s
42:05s
42:05s
41:50s
41:11s
Falling Water is a horror fantasy drama by Tim Andrew.
Starring David Ajala, Lizzie Brocheré and Will Yun Lee. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 2, Episode 1, Shadowman Passed 15 for strong violence, crime scene detail, sex
  • Season 2, Episode 2, Watchers Passed 15 for strong violence, injury detail, threat, drug misuse
  • Season 2, Episode 3, Safehouse Passed 15 for strong violence, injury detail, sex, horror
  • Season 2, Episode 4, Dröm Passed 15 for strong violence
  • Season 2, Episode 5, Promotion Passed 15 for strong violence, horror, injury detail
  • Season 2, Episode 6, Mothers, Fathers, Daughters, Sons Passed 15 for strong violence, injury detail
  • Season 2, Episode 7, Love is a Dreamer Passed 15 for strong violence, threat

First Team: Juventus Fc

BBFC uncut
uncut
PG 119:37s First Team: Juventus Fc is a sport documentary by David Hetzron and Christine Racinez.
Starring Tommaso Vittorini (narrator) and DB Sweeney (narrator). BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episodes 1-3 Passed PG for mild sex references

The Joel Mchale Show With Joel Mchale

BBFC uncut
uncut
18 27:51s The Joel Mchale Show With Joel Mchale is a comedy by Liz Plonka.
Starring Joel McHale, Kevin Hart and Jason Priestley. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 1, Pickler, Pebbles, Pillows and Priestley Passed 18 for very strong language

Kokkoku

BBFC uncut
uncut
12
15
23:58s
23:59s
24:00s
24:00s
23:59s
24:00s
24:00s
Kokkoku is a animation fantasy drama
Starring Chika Anazi (voice), Kazuhiro Yamaji (voice) and Ryuuto Iwata (voice). BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 1, the First Moment Passed 12 for moderate violence, threat
  • Season 1, Episode 2, the Second Moment Passed 15 for strong sexual threat, violence
  • Season 1, Episode 3, the Third Moment Passed 15 for strong threat, violence, scene of sexual assault
  • Season 1, Episode 4, the Fourth Moment Passed 15 for strong injury detail
  • Season 1, Episode 5, the Fifth Moment Passed 15 for strong violence
  • Season 1, Episode 6, the Sixth Moment Passed 15 for strong violence
  • Season 1, Episode 7, the Seventh Moment Passed 12 for brief sexualised images

Play For Today

BBFC uncut
uncut
12
15
70:51s
83:39s
82:52s
70:58s
94:12s
80:04s
62:30s
117:03s
81:47s
69:22s
84:55s
77:10s
69:25s
78:59s
48:06s
Play For Today is a drama by Jack Gold.
Starring John Alderton, Lynn Farleigh and Paul Freeman. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 10, Episode 28, a Walk in the Forest Passed 12 for moderate sex references, discriminatory language
  • Season 10, Episode 4, Even Solomon Passed 15 for sexualised nudity
  • Season 10, Episode 5, Just a Boys' Game Passed 12 for infrequent strong language, moderate violence, sex references
  • Season 11, Episode 17, the Kamikaze Ground Staff Reunion Dinner Passed 12 for moderate sex references, discriminatory behaviour
  • Season 11, Episode 23, Bavarian Night Passed 15 for sexualised nudity
  • Season 12, Episode 16, Too Late To Talk To Billy Passed 12 for moderate violence, language
  • Season 12, Episode 5, Iris in the Traffic, Ruby in the Rain Passed 12 for moderate bad language
  • Season 13, Episode 17, a Matter of Choice For Billy Passed 12 for infrequent moderate violence, language, discriminatory remarks
  • Season 13, Episode 4, Intensive Care Passed 12 for infrequent moderate sex references, nudity, language
  • Season 14, Episode 2, a Coming To Terms For Billy Passed 12 for moderate threat, sex references
  • Season 5, Episode 1, Leeds United! Passed 12 for moderate bad language
  • Season 5, Episode 15, Just Another Saturday Passed 12 for moderate violence, sex references
  • Season 6, Episode 11, the Other Woman Passed 15 for domestic violence, references to child abuse
  • Season 7, Episode 4, the Elephant's Graveyard Passed 12 for moderate bad language, sex references
  • Season 9, Episode 20, Coming Out Passed 12 for moderate sex references, language, discriminatory behaviour

The Shannara Chronicles

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 405:59s The Shannara Chronicles is a fantasy drama by Brad Turner, James Marshall and Toa Fraser.
Starring Austin Butler, Ivana Baquero and Manu Bennett. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 2, Episodes 1-10 Passed 15 for strong bloody violence, injury detail
videoMusic on DVD Cuts Cert Run Time BBFC decisions on 19 February 2018

Marshmello and Anne-marie

BBFC uncut
uncut
12 3:51s Marshmello and Anne-marie - Friends is a music film
Starring Marshmello and Anne-Marie. BBFC link

UK: Passed 12 uncut for bleeped strong language for:

  • 2018 Warner Music UK VoD
videoSport on DVD Cuts Cert Run Time BBFC decisions on 19 February 2018

First Team: Juventus Fc

BBFC uncut
uncut
PG
U
38:18s
40:03s
41:16s
119:37s
First Team: Juventus Fc is a documentary by David Hetzron and Christine Racinez.
Starring Tommaso Vittorini (narrator) and DB Sweeney (narrator). BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • First Team: Juventus Fc Passed U for no material likely to offend or harm
  • First Team: Juventus Fc Passed PG for mild sex references
  • First Team: Juventus Fc Passed U for no material likely to offend or harm
  • Season 1, Episodes 1-3 Passed PG for mild sex references
PreviewComing Soon Cuts Cert Run Time BBFC decisions on 19 February 2018

 

      Trailers:
  • Bolshoi Ballet: Giselle
  • On Chesil Beach

 

 Shopping: Hammer Volume Two: Criminal Intent...

Set of Hammer thrillers just released on UK Blu-ray


Link Here 21st February 2018
Hammer Volume Two: Criminal Intent - Limited Edition Blu Ray Blu-ray Hammer Volume Two: Criminal Intent - Limited Edition Blu Ray is a set consisting of:
  • The Snorkel
  • Cash on Demand
  • Never Take Sweets From a Stranger
  • The Full Treatment

UK: Aggregate BBFC 15 rated for:

  • 2018 Powerhouse Hammer Volume 2 Limited Edition R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 19th February 2018
Never Take Sweets From a Stranger is a 1960 UK horror mystery thriller by Cyril Frankel.
Starring Gwen Watford, Patrick Allen and Felix Aylmer. BBFC link IMDb
Uncut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1960. Later uncut and 12 rated on 2017 Blu-ray. The US Theatrical Version was cut for dialogue.
The Full Treatment is a 1960 UK mystery drama by Val Guest.
Starring Claude Dauphin, Diane Cilento and Ronald Lewis. BBFC link IMDb
Passed X uncut for 1960 release but was cut for US release. A toned down TV version seems to have become the home video version.

Powerhouse is promising an uncut UK Theatrical Edition + the cut US version but BBFC details have not yet been published.

Promotional Material

Four classic thrillers from the vaults of Hammer Films released on Blu-ray for the very first time, including premiere presentations of the complete, uncensored UK theatrical release versions of Val Guestâ's The Full Treatment and Cyril Frankel's Never Take Sweets from a Stranger and a host of new and exclusive extra features. This stunning Limited Blu-ray Edition Box Set from Indicator is strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units.

  • Never Take Sweets from a Stranger
  • Cash On Demand
  • The Full Treatment
  • The Snorkel

INDICATOR LIMITED BLU-RAY EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES:

- HD restorations of all four films
- Original Mono audio
- New title-specific documentaries exploring aspects of each film
- Two presentations of Never Take Sweets from a Stranger: the original UK theatrical cut, containing original titles and dialogue; and the alternative US version with amended Never Take Candy from a Stranger titles and censored dialogue
- Never Take Sweets from a Stranger introduction by actor and filmmaker Matthew Holness
- Archival audio interview with Never Take Sweets from a Strange director Cyril Frankel
- Two presentations ofThe Full Treatment: the uncensored UK theatrical cut; and the censored US version with alternative Stop Me Before I Kill titles
- Audio commentary with film historian Michael Brooke and author Johnny Mains onThe Snorkel
- Audio commentary with film historians Jonathan Rigby and David Miller on Cash on Demand>
- New and exclusive interviews with cast and crew members, including actors Janina Faye (Never Take Sweets from a Strange) and Lois Daine Cash on Demand), props master Peter Allchorne (The Snorke) and second assistant director Hugh Harlow The Snorke Appreciations of composers Elizabeth Lutyens (Never Take Sweets from a Strange and Francis Chagrin The Snorkel) by David Huckvale, author of Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde
- Hammer's Women: Betta St John (2018):Diabolique magazine's editor-in-chief Kat Ellinger offers an appreciation of the American actress, singer and dancer
- Hammer's Women: Gwen Watford (2018): British cinema expert Dr Laura Mayne explores the life and career of the prolific English film, stage and television actress
- Hammer's Women: Diane Cilento (2018): Dr Melanie Williams, author of Female Stars of British Cinema, explores the life and career of the Australian theatre and film actress and author
- Hammer's Women: Lois Daine (2018): critic and author Becky Booth on the popular English film and television actress
- Archival documentaries, interviews and featurettes
- Original trailers
- Image galleries: extensive promotional and on-set photography, poster art and marketing materials
- Exclusive booklets for each film, with new essays by Kat Ellinger, Julian Upton and Kim Newman, archival interview materials, contemporary reviews, and full film credits
- New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
- World Blu-ray premieres of all four films
- Limited Edition Box Set of 6,000 numbered copies

 

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