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THE WAR OF THE WORLDS

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THE WAR OF THE WORLDS

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 81m 51s

Release date 14/11/2005

Ratings Info Contains mild language, violence and horror

Director(s) Byron Haskin

Cast includes Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne, Bob Cornthwaite, Henry Brandon, Cedri Hardwicke (narrator)

Cut This work was passed uncut.

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Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 24/07/2015

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS is a science fiction thriller in which alien life forms from Mars invade Earth.

Language

There is infrequent use of mild bad language.

Violence

Occasional scenes of violence occur during the alien attack, in which humans fire guns and canons at the alien machines. The aliens use a heat ray which causes human characters to disappear, sometimes leaving the outline of their bodies in ash on the ground, or in one scene two soldiers are very briefly seen on fire.

Threat

There are occasional scenes of mild threat in which characters run or hide from the aliens.

Details

Title
THE WAR OF THE WORLDS
Year
2005
Distributor(s)
Paramount Home Entertainment (UK)
Classified date(s)
19/09/2005
Main language
English
Submitted run time
81m 51s
BBFC reference
BVF041504
Remarks
Full Frame

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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