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BATTLE LOS ANGELES

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 111m 22s

Ratings Info Contains moderate violence, sustained threat and infrequent strong language

Genre(s) Action, Science Fiction

Director(s) Jonathan Liebesman

Cast includes Michelle Rodriguez, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Peña, Bridget Moynahan, Ne-Yo, Lucas Till

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Video release suitable for 12 years and over icon12

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 23/03/2011

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

BATTLE LOS ANGELES is a science-fiction thriller about the invasion of Earth by aliens. The film was classified '12' for scenes of moderate violence, sustained threat and infrequent strong language.

The main narrative focuses on the defence of Los Angeles by a small squad of marines. They engage in frequent battles with aliens in which both humans and aliens are killed. The aliens use energy weapons that kill without causing penetrative wounds. When the aliens are injured or killed they have a colourless liquid for blood. Consequently, there is very little bloodshed in any of the battle scenes. The BBFC's Guidelines at '12A'/'12' state 'Moderate violence is allowed but should not dwell on detail. There should be no emphasis on injuries or blood'. The frequency of the battle scenes creates a feeling of sustained threat in the film, but there is also an element of humour that does provide some respite. The Guidelines at '12A'/'12' state 'Disturbing sequences' should not be 'frequent or sustained'. Although the film is close to the upper limit of the '12' classification, the stronger and potentially disturbing sequences are not sustained enough to require the '15' category.

There are two uses of strong language in the film, both spoken at moments of high tension and drama. The Guidelines state 'The use of strong language (for example, 'fuck') must be infrequent'.

Parents can find additional information about the content of this film if they visit www.pbbfc.co.uk.

Details

Title
BATTLE LOS ANGELES
Year
2011
Distributor(s)
Sony DADC UK Limited
Classified date(s)
13/05/2011
Main language
English
Submitted run time
111m 22s
BBFC reference
AVF274852

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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BATTLE LOS ANGELES

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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