Lionsgate Cuts ‘Bloody’ Seven Seconds to Get 12A Rating in the UK


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.”

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One thought on “Lionsgate Cuts ‘Bloody’ Seven Seconds to Get 12A Rating in the UK

  1. Aw, man—-I hope they don’t try to “water” it down. Will they be showing the splashes in the US? Was is just cut in the UK one? Because the Games are supposed to be violent and bloody. PG13 or not, the books are violent and bloody, and the movie shouldn’t be any different. If they’re not gonna show the bloody one in the theater, I hope they have a Director’s Cut for the fans who can take a little gore.

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