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THE ABCS OF DEATH

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THE ABCS OF DEATH

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 124m 5s

Ratings Info Contains strong violence, gore, sex, sexual violence and hard drug use

Genre(s) Horror

Director(s) Nacho Vigalondo,Adrián García Bogliano,Ernesto Díaz Espinoza,Marcel Sarmiento,Angela Bettis,Noburo Iguchi,Andrew Traucki,Thomas Cappelen Malling,Jorge Michel Grau,Yûdai Yamaguchi,Anders Morgenthale,Timo Tjahjanto,Ti West,Banjong Pisanthanakun,Bruno Forzani,Hélène Cattet,Simon Rumley,Adam Wingard,Simon Barrett,Srdjan Spasojevic

Cast includes Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Iván González, Kyra Zagorsky, Lucy Clements

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for adults icon18

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 18/01/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE ABCS OF DEATH is a collection of 26 short films looking at the subject of death.

Violence

Scenes include decapitation and the severing of limbs, boiling water being poured over a man's head, a man being cut apart with a chainsaw, and a sequence in which a woman uses a carving knife and razor to cut her body into her ideal shape in gory fashion.

In one short film, it is implied that a young boy is being raped although this is not shown on screen. Two men are encouraged to masturbate over what they are watching, although one simply vomits in disgust. In another film a woman wears a gigantic prosthetic penis. We see ejaculation from the fake penis and then a blade shoots from the tip of the penis. It is implied that the blade penetrates another woman, although nothing is shown other than a spurt of blood and blood on the woman's clothing.

Sex

A man masturbates to online pornography, a couple are shown having sex, there is implied cunnilingus and the suggestion of asphyxiation with a leather belt during sex. There is also sight of erect penises and simulated ejaculation.

Drugs

People are shown snorting cocaine, and powder is seen being cooked and injected into a woman's arm.

There is infrequent very strong language ('c**t') and use of strong language ('f**k').

Details

Title
THE ABCS OF DEATH
Year
2013
Distributor(s)
Bounty Films
Classified date(s)
17/01/2013
Main language
English
Other languages
French
Submitted run time
124m 5s
BBFC reference
AVF297784
Remarks
Widescreen

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

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Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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