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BABYLON A.D. [Canal version,Extended version]

BABYLON A.D. <span>[Canal version,Extended version]</span> artwork

BABYLON A.D. [Canal version,Extended version]

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 96m 46s

Ratings Info Contains strong language and moderate violence

Director(s) Mathieu Kassovitz

Cast includes Vin Diesel, Michelle Yeoh, Melanie Thierry, Gerard Depardieu, Charlotte Rampling, Lambert Wilson, Mark Strong, Jerome Le Banner

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 29/09/2008

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

BABYLON A.D. is an adaptation of Maurice G. Dantec's science fiction novel ‘Babylon Babies’. It is set in a post-apocalyptic society and tells the story of Toorop; a veteran soldier turned mercenary who is hired to transport a young girl from Russia to Canada.

This DVD version has been passed '15' because of

The versions for the cinema and another DVD release were passed '12A' and '12 ', respectively, because they were identical in content, in containing only one use of strong language and moderate violence.

In all other respects, this version is the same as the other two. This work also contains frequent use of moderate language – including ‘bitch’, ‘shit’ and ‘arse’. The moderate violence featured is of the standard action movie fare and includes explosions, impressionistic fight scenes and gun battles. There are occasional bloody moments including a brutal cage fight between the main character and a vicious gladiator and another scene which features a slow-motion bullet entering the body of woman. These moments in the work are infrequent and do not linger on bloody injuries. Their inclusion is largely mitigated by the fantastical science-fiction context and well-contained within '15' guidelines which say that 'violence may be strong but may not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury'.

Details

Title
BABYLON A.D.
Title Information
Canal version,Extended version
Also known as
CANAL VERSION, EXTENDED VERSION
Year
2008
Distributor(s)
Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent.
Classified date(s)
12/11/2008
Main language
English
Other languages
Russian
Submitted run time
96m 46s
BBFC reference
BVF247830

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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