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2011-09-20 11:18:26

Smoking in films remains a "major and persistent driver" of smoking uptake among kids and young people, which all the responsible parties — film makers, regulators, and politicians—are "abjectly failing to control," write leading tobacco control experts in a Thorax editorial.

2009-06-13 15:06:37

A British censorship board says it will not cut any scenes from Antichrist despite the fact the film features female self-mutilation, sex and violence. David Cooke, director of the British Board of Film Classification, said his board has decided to allow Antichrist to be released by British distributor Artificial Eye with an 18 rating, meaning those above the age of 18 can see an uncut version of the film, The Hollywood Reporter reported Friday. The film does not contain material which...

2009-04-01 11:58:00

First Company Outside of the UK to be Approved for Age Verification LONDON, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- GLOBAL DIGITAL CONTENT SOLUTION FOR AGE AND IDENTITY VERIFICATION The prestigious British Board of Film Classification (http://www.bbfc.co.uk) has formally accepted Aristotle International (www.aristotle.com) as a provider of approved age verification for digitally-delivered home entertainment.

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2008-10-28 15:10:38

The Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association (ELPSA) is proposing a new “traffic-light” system to address the ongoing games rating controversy. The new solution would augment and improve ELPSA’s voluntary ratings code, the organization said.

2008-08-26 03:00:38

The British Board of Film Classification is having a perplexing summer. After delighting Warner Bros, but surprising most film- goers, by awarding Batman a 12A certificate, it has now decided to allow the release of an uncut version on DVD of a seventies cause celbre, Caligula.

2008-08-15 12:00:40

The new Batman movie broke the US box office and so far has received pretty positive reviews this side of Gotham ... but a row is brewing over its 12A rating, which some commentators believe to be inappropriate.

2008-08-10 21:00:19

By eamonn holmes THE British film censor keeps referring concerned parents to its website in the ongoing row about the classification of the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight.

2008-08-04 00:00:14

By Amol Rajan VIOLENT SCENES in the latest Batman movie have prompted a record number of objections about its 12A certification. In The Dark Knight's first week of release, which coincides with the school holidays, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) received 70 complaints.

2008-08-03 12:00:21

The age rating given in Britain to the U.S. blockbuster movie The Dark Knight is inaccurate given its violence, a growing number of complaints contend.

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2008-07-31 15:05:19

The British government said on Thursday that Britain could give all computer games cinema-style age ratings to protect children from increasingly realistic and violent titles.


Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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