In order to receive a ’12A’ classification in the UK, Lionsgate had to remove some blood from part of the film. This classification means no one under 12 years of age can see the movie, unless accompanied by an adult. This is somewhat equivalent to our PG-13 rating here in the United States.
Lions Gate UK Ltd edited a particular scene by removing images of “blood splashes”.
“The company chose to make cuts in order to achieve a ’12A’ classification,” the report states. “A number of cuts were made in one scene to reduce an emphasis on blood and injury.
“These cuts, which were implemented by digitally removing sight of blood splashes and sight of blood on wounds and weapons, were made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An uncut ’15′ classification was available.
“These cuts were made in addition to reductions already made following an earlier ‘advice’ viewing of an incomplete version.”