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The Phantom Of The Open...

UK comedy drama cut for a 12A rated cinema release

Link Here26th October 2021
The Phantom Of The Open is a 2021 UK comedy drama by Craig Roberts
Starring Rhys Ifans, Sally Hawkins and Mark Rylance BBFC link 2020 IMDb

The story of golfer Maurice Flitcroft whose performance at the 1976 British Open Golf Championship made him a legend.

Exists in 2 versions. The Phantom Of The Open was cut for BBFC 12A rated cinema release in 2021.  The Fantastic Flitcrofts is uncut and BBFC 15 rated for cinema release in 2021.



run: 103m
pal: 99m
12AUK: Passed 12A for infrequent strong language:
  • 2021 cinema release titled The Phantom Of The Open

Cut to reduce strong language.

BBFC uncut
run: 103m
pal: 99m
15UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language:
  • 2021 cinema release titled The Fantastic Flitcrofts



Extract: Scissors at dawn...

Daily Telegraph film critic asks if the BBFC is being too strict over 18 ratings for The Last Duel and Last Night in Soho

Link Here18th October 2021
The Last Duel is a 2021 USA drama by Ridley Scott
Starring Matt Damon, Adam Driver and Jodie Comer BBFC link 2020 IMDb

King Charles VI declares that Knight Jean de Carrouges settle his dispute with his squire by challenging him to a duel.

Passed BBFC 18 uncut for sexual violence, strong bloody violence

Last Night in Soho is a 2021 UK horror mystery thriller by Edgar Wright
Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin McKenzie and Diana Rigg BBFC link 2020 IMDb

In acclaimed director Edgar Wright's psychological thriller, Eloise, an aspiring fashion designer, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer, Sandie. But the glamour is not all it appears to be and the dreams of the past start to crack and splinter into something far darker.

Passed BBFC 18 uncut for strong bloody violence

The Telegraph film critic Robbie Collin has written questioning whether the BBFC are being too strict in the 18 rating for the Last Due and Last Night in Soho:

Borrowing from Kurosawa's Rashomon, Scott depicts the events leading to the duel from his three protagonists' very different perspectives, a narrative device that comes into its own in the depiction of the rape itself. For Driver, the attack is a transaction: he sees something he wants and takes it, while assuming his victim accepts on some deep level this is just how things work. To Comer, it is unthinkably traumatising, but also chillingly banal. The fundamental horror of Driver's actions isn't couched in striking camera angles or lurid stylistic flourishes.

It's what developmental psychologists might describe as a teachable moment: the scene lays bare the mechanisms of sexual violence so frankly that you sense it could give its audience a greater understanding of the subject. But alas, one particular group that might especially benefit -- older teenage boys -- has been prevented from seeing it in the first place.

A few days later, the same classification was handed down to Edgar Wright's Last Night in Soho: another film that addresses sexual violence in ways that could be instructive -- as opposed to scarring -- for younger viewers.


But for Scott's and Wright's films to be made out of bounds to every member of a demographic for whom the issues they address might hold particular pertinence feels like the opposite of good moral sense. Understanding often follows discomfort: in fact, the discomfort is often what makes the understanding stick.



Jules And Jim...

A classic old French film is the latest film to be uprated by the BBFC

Link Here18th October 2021
  Jules And Jim is a 1962 France romance by François Truffaut
Starring Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner and Henri Serre BBFC link 2020 IMDb
There are no cuts issues with this release. The BBFC rating was originally 'X' in 1962, and then PG from 1991 until to 2008. BBFC have just increased the rating to 12A over new sensitivities about discrimination and sex references.

Summary Notes

In pre-WWI Paris, two friends, Jules (Austrian) and Jim (French), fall in love with the same woman, Catherine. But Catherine loves and marries Jules. When they meet again in Germany after the war, Catherine starts to love Jim - This is the story of three people in love, a love that doesn't affect their friendship, and about how their relationship evolves with the years.


BBFC uncut
run: 106m
pal: 102m
12AUK: Passed 12A uncut with a BBFC trigger warning for discrimination, moderate bad language, sex references:
  • 2021 cinema release titled Jules Et Jim

BBFC uncut
run: 105:56s
pal: 101:42s
PG 1980UK: Passed PG uncut for mild language, sex references and brief drug reference:
  • 2008 cinema release titled Jules Et Jim
  • 2006 Cinema Club video titled Jules Et Jim
UK: Passed PG uncut:
  • 2002 Tartan Video Ltd video titled Jules Et Jim
  • 1993 Artificial Eye Film Co. Ltd VHS titled Jules Et Jim
  • 1991 cinema release titled Jules Et Jim
BBFC uncut
run: 106:00s
pal: 101:46s
X pre 1970UK: Passed X (16) uncut:
  • 1962 cinema release



Offsite Article: 18-rated anime on the rise...

Link Here30th September 2021
The BBFC gets more censorious about sexy anime

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