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For all enquiries please contact Catherine Anderson,  Head of Communications. 

Tel: 0207 440 3285 Out of hours: 07946 423719 E-mail: canderson@bbfc.co.uk

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Xbox LIVE Zune video marketplace adopts BBFC age-ratings

14/05/2012

David Cooke, Director of the BBFC, says

BBFC wins 2012 BVA Special Award

04/05/2012

2012 BVA Special Award – BBFC

Alton Towers Resort calls in the British Board of Film Classification to help classify new terrifying attraction with an age rating

19/03/2012

Following unprecedented feedback from a testing panel during its beta phase, Alton Towers Resort has been compelled to seek advice from esteemed film classification body the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), to help assess its new psychologically terrifying underground attraction,...

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has passed VISIONS OF ECSTASY at 18 without cuts

31/01/2012

VISIONS OF ECSTASY is a 19 minute short film, featuring a sequence in which a figure representing St Teresa of Avila interacts sexually with a figure representing the crucified Christ. When the film was originally submitted to the BBFC in 1989, for video classification only, the Board refused to...

BT Vision joins BBFC's online film labelling service

03/01/2012

From January 2012, BT Vision subscribers will see the same classification symbols and content information next to films as those the BBFC provides for cinema releases and DVDs. A BT Vision and BBFC co-branded electronic black card, similar to those UK cinemagoers see before theatrical releases,...

The British Board of Film Classification revive 100 years of Theatrical Black Cards to mark their centenary year

19/12/2011

Beginning in January cinema-goers across the UK will see updated versions of the vintage Black Cards ahead of all 2012 theatrical releases. The six retro designs based on those used in 1913, the 1940s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and the present day will be released as a series with each design appearing...

TalkTalk joins BBFC's online film labelling service

19/12/2011

TalkTalk will launch YouView in Spring 2012, and subscribers viewing film content will see the same classification symbols and content information as those the BBFC provides for cinema releases and DVDs. The BBFC's information will make it easier for consumers to make informed decisions about the...

BBFC App lets parents 'call the shots' on Christmas holiday films for children

14/12/2011

 This Christmas entertainment retailers expect to sell at least 32.2m* videos on Blu-ray and DVD destined to be given as presents, reflecting a surge in new film content being introduced to households.

The BBFC gives Call of Duty : Modern Warfare 3 an '18' classification

07/11/2011

The BBFC is aware that some comparison has been drawn between the action in the game and terrorist attacks on the London Underground in July 2005. However, a full examination of the game makes clear that the storyline is far removed from these real events.

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has rejected the DVD THE BUNNY GAME

12/10/2011

The film follows a female prostitute who hitches a lift with a truck driver. The truck driver kidnaps the woman, restrains and forcibly strips her, and proceeds to physically and sexually abuse and humiliate her. The abuse of the kidnapped woman takes up the greater part of the film. The Board's...

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