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THE WOLVERINE [Additional material,Audio description]

THE WOLVERINE <span>[Additional material,Audio description]</span> artwork

THE WOLVERINE [Additional material,Audio description]

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 120m 53s

Ratings Info Contains moderate action violence and one use of strong language

Genre(s) Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Director(s) James Mangold

Cast includes Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen, Brian Tee, Will Yun Lee, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Hiroyuki Sanada

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Video release suitable for 12 years and over icon12

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 13/09/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE WOLVERINE is a US fantasy action film in which Wolverine meets a Japanese man whose life he saved during the destruction of Nagasaki and who now claims he can make him mortal.


The moderate action violence is mostly seen during battles between the mutant Wolverine and human and mutant opponents. The action is often intense, and includes scenes in which Wolverine's metal claws emerge from the back of his fingers and slash or stab his opponents. However, there is little sight of injuries and very little bloodshed. In some scenes Wolverine is cut and in one scene he removes a robotic parasite from inside his body. However, his wounds heal rapidly. There are also scenes in which characters are shot with arrows or commit ritual suicide. In some scenes a villainess spits poison in men's faces and their skin briefly blisters. These brief moments do not focus on injury.


There is one use of strong language during a scene in which Wolverine tells an opponent to "Go f**k yourself, pretty boy". There is also some moderate and mild bad language, for example, 'bitch', 'shit', 'bullshit', 'balls', 'assholes' and 'damn'.


Title Information
Additional material,Audio description
Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent.
Classified date(s)
Main language
Submitted run time
120m 53s
BBFC reference
Audio Descriptive

Components List

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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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