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Next Goal Wins...

Cinema release cut in the US and Australia


Link Here16th December 2023

Next Goal Wins is a 2023 UK/US comedy drama by Taika Waititi
Starring Michael Fassbender, Oscar Kightley and Kaimana BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Originally rated PG-13 by the MPA for strong language and some crude material. It was then cut and resubmitted prior to release to achieve a PG-13 rating for some strong language and crude material. Presumably it was some strong language that had been removed. The Australian PG rated cinema release was also cut so presumably the cut US version was used.

Summary Notes

The story of the infamously terrible American Samoa soccer team, known for a brutal 2001 FIFA match they lost 31-0.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 103:46s
pal: 99:37s
12A

IFCO cinema 12A

MPAA PG-13

ACB M

 

UK: Uncut and BBFC 12A rated with a trigger warning for injury detail, discrimination, sex references, infrequent strong language:
  • 2023 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures UK cinema release (rated 17/11/2023)
Thanks to Scott. The short insight has been altered to change the original wording of 'transphobia' to simply 'discrimination'. I can only assume this was done at the request of the distributor who didn't want transphobia associated with their film.
Ireland: Uncut and IFCO 12A rated with a trigger warning for very infrequent strong language, some discriminatory language:
  • 2023 Disney cinema release (rated 14/11/2023)

US: Uncut and PG-13 by the MPA for strong language and some crude material. Unreleased as a cut version was preferred for theatrical release

Australia: Uncut and ACB M rated for occasional coarse language:
  • 2023 Walt Disney Studios Motion cinema release (rated 27/10/2023) Unreleased as a cut version was preferred for theatrical release
mpaa cut
cut
run: 104m
pal: 100m
MPAA PG-13

ACB PG

US: Cut and PG-13 by the MPA for some strong language and some crude material.

A little strong language has been removed, the word 'fuck'.

Australia: Cut and ACB PG rated for mild themes and coarse language:

  • 2023 Walt Disney Studios Motion cinema release (rated 23/11/2023)

Presumably this was based on the cut US version.

 

 

Randomly banned...

The uncut Nintendo Switch version of Mugen Souls Z has been banned in Australia


Link Here17th September 2023
Full story: Banned Games in Australia...Games and the Australian Censorship Board
Mugen Souls Z is a 2013 Japanese role playing game by Compile Heart

Eastasiasoft's uncut MUGEN SOULS Z is now banned under Australia's random rating generator called the automated International Age Rating Coalition (IARC) system. The decision appeared on September 14, the day of the Nintendo Switch release.

Back in March 2014, it received an M rating (like a PG-15) for sexualised innuendo and nudity.

Eastasiasoft tweeted:

The eShop page for MUGEN SOULS Z is live! Coming to Nintendo Switch on September 14th featuring content true to the Japanese original (hot springs mini-games, gallery images and more). MUGEN SOULS Z won't be officially available in Australia because of refused classification, sorry.

The PlayStation 3 version has always been cut for release in the US, Europe and Australia.

 

 

The time is not yet right for age verification for porn...

The Australian Government finds that age assurance technologies are immature, and present privacy, security, implementation and enforcement risks


Link Here 31st August 2023
Full story: Age Verification for Porn...Endangering porn users for the sake of the children
The Australian Government has been researching the way forward for age verification requirements for porn websites. Unlike the UK government who only 'think about the children', the Australian Government have also been thinking of the data protection and security risks to porn users who's ID data will inevitably find its way into the wrong hands.

The government writes in surprisingly hard hitting report. The Roadmap to Age Verification is a document produced by Australia's eSafety Commissioner. The document includes the paragraph:

The Roadmap finds age assurance technologies are immature, and present privacy, security, implementation and enforcement risks

‘Age verification’ describes measures which could determine a person’s age to a high level of accuracy, such as by using official government identity documents. However, the Roadmap examines the use of broader ‘age assurance’ technologies which include measures that perform ‘age estimation’ functions. The Roadmap notes action already underway by industry to introduce and improve age assurance and finds that the market for age assurance products is immature, but developing.

It is clear from the Roadmap that at present, each type of age verification or age assurance technology comes with its own privacy, security, effectiveness and implementation issues.

For age assurance to be effective, it must:
• work reliably without circumvention;
• be comprehensively implemented, including where pornography is hosted outside of Australia’s jurisdiction; and
• balance privacy and security, without introducing risks to the personal information of adults who choose to access legal pornography.

Age assurance technologies cannot yet meet all these requirements. While industry is taking steps to further develop these technologies, the Roadmap finds that the age assurance market is, at this time, immature.

The Roadmap makes clear that a decision to mandate age assurance is not ready to be taken.

 

 

How NOT To Summon A Demon Lord: Season 2...

Just unbanned by the Australian Censorship Board


Link Here4th July 2023
Full story: Banned Films in Australia...I Want Your Love
How NOT To Summon A Demon Lord is a 2018 Japan animation comedy
Starring Masaaki Mizunaka, Yű Serizawa and Azumi Waki BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Season 2 was banned in January 2023 by the Australian Censorship Board. The problem was a still image at the end of Episode 3, CORRUPT RITUAL Presumably this image was cut when Season 2 was resubmitted in June 2023 and it was then MA 15+ rated.

Summary Notes

An elite player is summoned by two maidens to save a fantasy game.

SeasonTwo

  BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 251m
pal: 241m
18UK: Uncut and BBFC 18 rated for:
cut
cut
cut:  
run: 251m
pal: 241m
ACB MA 15+Australia: ACB MA 15+ rated for strong sexual themes and sexualised imagery after censor cuts:
  • 2023 Crunchyroll (RB) Blu-ray (classified 27/06/2023)

Presumably the offending image was cut when Season 2 was resubmitted and then MA 15+ rated in June 2023.

banned
banned
ACB RCAustralia: Banned by the ACB for:
  • 2023 Crunchyroll (RB) Blu-ray (banned 04/01/2023)

See refused-classification.com : The problem was a still image at the end of Episode 3, CORRUPT RITUAL.


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