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Alien re-classified by BBFC

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Setenza, Oct 2, 2003.

  1. Setenza

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    The cinematic release of the "Directors Cut" now only merits a "15" certificate.
     
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    Do you know when its due out? I have heard 24/10
     
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    That sounds about right, you only tend to get an "18" certificate if it contains sex, violence and gore these days.

    But at the rate they are going at the moment im just happy it didnt get a 12A :)
     
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    The premise of rating it as a 15 doesn't bother me at all. I think this film is fine for 15 year olds these days (times have changed since 1979 afterall).

    The problem is a film certified as 15 automatically means you're going to have 12 year old kids prancing about in the bloody theatre, which soils my viewing enjoyment & makes me want to stop visiting cinemas and just using my own home cinema for all movie watching.
     
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    Dimmy; 17 pushing 65 :laugh:
     
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    atleast you can think of all the 15 year olds that will come away remembering the chestburster scene, btw the film will showing on the 24/10 at uci in Basildon.
     
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    anyone know if other UCI's or cinema chains are showing it?
     
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    Advert in Q magazine says "Nationwide from 31-Oct-03"...
     
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    not sure if i could watch this one at a cinema,it is the most scary movie i have ever seen!!!you can give me as much slasher,ghost,murder movies as you like but alien still scares me to death.:eek:
     
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    In my day... :D
     
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    alot of kids these days will not be scared of things they don't see, so this could also be one of the reasons it has been rated "15".

    One of my friends once explained to me in a drunken rant the "Alien" is all story. :rolleyes:
     
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    Literally?
     
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    Iam - wrong end of the age spectrum :)
     
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    Although it should be rated "18" as it is a very adult film.
     
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    Hi,

    The film has aged a fair amount, but I can certainly see why it's been reclassified as a "15".

    - There's limited violence, and it is short, but not too graphic. (A lot of what you think you see, doesn't actually get shown onscreen at all.)
    - The language is minimal, and I think runs to less "f" words than some US TV dramas, like "Six Feet Under", "Oz" or "The Sopranos".
    - The violence depicted is discreet, and takes place between an alien creature and a human being, and not between two humans. Also, it's not gunplay, or massacres or brutal and shocking video-nasty style horror that is being shown, hence it's quite tame.
    - There's no sex, and almost zero nudity.
    - The film is fantastic in nature, and whilst it is scary in parts, it's not likely to do any lasting damage to the average 15-year old in today's society!

    Also, if you rated it as an 18 again, then the BBFC would be telling the public, that "Alien: Director's Cut" was as shocking and uncomfortable as, say, "Irreversible", "Baise-Moi", "The Texas Chain-Saw Massacre", or "Last House On The Left". Obviously, "Alien" is nowhere near as "bad" as any of these films, so a 15 would actually seem right.... at least in my opinion.

    Pooch
     

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