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fringey




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PostPosted:     Post subject:
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jamie77 wrote:
The nunchucks prohibition arose if I recall correctly from their prominence as a weapon with football hooligans during the seventies folllowing the release of 'Enter the Dragon'.

Nunchucks themselves are actually proscribed in any part of the United Kingdom, certainly recent cuts of 'Enter the Dragon' has had its nunchuck sequence restored to what it was in the original theatrical release and not the edited version that was familiar to anyone who watched it on video in the eighties.

As Fringey says the BBFC's decisions are not for all time, decisions are reversed, reconsidered with time - surely a sensible thing to do as some of the concerns that inform the decisions in one decade are not so important in another.





I think the thing that bothers me about that is that sometimes they will give a film a harsher rating that it originally had. I am trying to remember the example someone mentioned on a Hammer group I am on, but can't recall it. But, it does happen. Certainly, I can see films downgraded over time, but given a harder rating? I mean, obviously, in this day and age, any 10 year old has probably seen more violence on TV than was in Hammer's Dracula. But in 1958, it was certified an X rating, meaning no one under 17 could view it. So it could certainly be downgraded. The film I am thinking of was re-rated due to a violent scene with animals, I think, so may have been justified. I wish I could remember what ti was. Do you recall anything about this Jamie?

Patrick
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ninjabear




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PostPosted:     Post subject: ASPCA
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The British ratings board shows a bit more sense, if they're willing to revisit a decision and fix their stupid mistakes, but they're no better or worse than any other such board, including the American MPAA ratings board.
"Chucks" in the hands of football hooligans, you say? That would be more entertaining than the game itself. Nunchau are dangerous, deadly and so difficult to wield many trainees (not me, baby) have actually knocked themselves out with them.
For decades the ASPCA has had people on set to insure no animals were actually harmed during the filming. I know there's a British equivilent but I can't--oh, it's the RSPCA, right? In any case I'm confident there was a mechanical "stunt rat" for that scene in The Abyss, or some other such precaution but once again, the censor made a ridiculous decision.

The rats I'd like to see harmed wear neckties---the stupid humans who make goofy, arbitrary cuts to perfectly good movies.
The good news is now that we're all online, the censors can't get away with this idiotic nonsense because Jamie, Fringey and I can compare notes on various cuts of whatever film---ALL HAIL THE INTERNET!





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ninjabear




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PostPosted:     Post subject: Return of the Sanitizers II: The Sequel
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Here we go again.

As an author I can tell you for a fact that I don't want anyone frelling with my creation, either.

If they have not the fortitude to take their entertainment straight up, I suggest these namby-pambys create their own and see how that works for them.

http://blog.movies.yahoo.com/blog/131-studios-sue-to-stop-family-friendly-dvd-service


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