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WILLOW

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 120m 6s

Release date 01/08/1989

Director(s) Ron Howard

Cast includes Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Warwick Davies, Jean Marsh, Patricia Hayes, Billy Barty

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Parental guidance iconPG

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 04/08/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

WILLOW is a fantasy adventure in which a farmer protects a baby from an evil sorceress.

Violence

Scenes include swordfights, fistfights, and displays of magic in which characters are thrown around. There are also sequences in which characters are transformed into pigs and a troll turns into a two headed monster, complete with some slimy effects. However, there is limited sight of blood or injury detail throughout.

Sex

A male character disguised as a woman is groped by another man and asked if he wants to breed. There is also brief female nudity but detail is hidden in shadow and only briefly shown from behind.

Language

There is use of 'jackass' and 'hell'.

There are scenes of mild threat, including characters being chased by dogs.

Details

Title
WILLOW
Year
1989
Distributor(s)
RCA/Columbia Pictures Video Ltd
Classified date(s)
27/09/1989
Main language
English
Submitted run time
120m 39s
BBFC reference
AVF061460
Remarks
UKCV as cut also STD - adb VCI

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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