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EMPRESSES IN THE PALACE

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EMPRESSES IN THE PALACE

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 542m 35s

Release date 25/07/2016

Ratings Info moderate violence, suicide scenes, sex references, miscarriage references

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Xiaolong Zheng

Cast includes Li Sun, Jianbin Chen, Qian Sun, Ada Choi, Yingying Lan, Tien-chu Lee

Cut This work was cut. The cuts were compulsory. To obtain this category cuts of 0m 2s were required. Details of cuts below may contain spoilers or plot details.

  • Video release suitable for 12 years and over icon12

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 15/07/2016

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

EMPRESSES IN THE PALACE is a Mandarin language television drama series, subtitled in English, about a concubine in the harem of Quing dynasty Emperor Yongzhheng.

Violence

Moderate violence includes a woman being killed by a blow from a guard, a woman being repeatedly slapped by a guard as punishment for a misdemeanour, and blood spilling from a poisoned man’s mouth.

Suicide

Scenes of suicide include a woman killing herself by rushing head first at a gravestone, and sight of the dangling feet of a woman who has hanged herself.

Sex

Sex references are moderate, such as a woman saying "I refuse to serve his majesty in bed" and "Vigorous sexual intercourse should bot be undertaken during pregnancy".

Injury detail

Visual and verbal references to miscarriage include sight of blood on the trousers of a concubine, and blood on a doctor’s hand after he has examined a woman who has miscarried.

There is an angry use of ‘bitch’, by a woman in relation to another woman.

Cuts information

Cuts required to remove animal cruelty (two live pigeons impaled on an arrow). Cuts made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy.

Details

Title
EMPRESSES IN THE PALACE
Also known as
ZHEN HUAN ZHUAN
Year
2016
Distributor(s)
Simply Home Entertainment
Classified date(s)
19/07/2016
Main language
Mandarin
Submitted run time
542m 37s
BBFC reference
AVV341169
Remarks
Subtitled

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

01:29:59:02
EMPRESSES IN THE PALACE: PILOT (EPISODE 1)
01:29:58:16
EMPRESSES IN THE PALACE: EPISODE 2
01:31:02:01
EMPRESSES IN THE PALACE: EPISODE 3
01:30:24:00
EMPRESSES IN THE PALACE: EPISODE 4
01:30:37:14
EMPRESSES IN THE PALACE: EPISODE 5
01:30:35:08
EMPRESSES IN THE PALACE: EPISODE 6

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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