Latest Film Classification Stories

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. The decision means that movie studios, online distributors, and eventually producers of all forms...

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. However, the new system has been dismissed by some, including the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), who believe Britain's current two-tier rating is adequate. A review by Britain's Department of Culture, Media and Sport...

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. 24/7 takes a closer look at the debate to help you decide if your children should see it Why are we talking about this now? The new Batman movie, besides being wildly popular, may be the most violent and disturbing film to have been passed as a 12A - and that rating has led some...

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. The film's bloody content has surprised some cinema-goers with its gritty realism, compared to previous Batman films' cartoon style. The late Heath Ledger, playing Batman's wicked adversary The Joker,...

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