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Find out what’s in the seven seconds of The Hunger Games we’re not allowed to see in the UK

March 14th, 2012 by Marc Comments

Once again it seems big brother knows what best for us as new movie The Hunger Games is seven seconds shorter in the UK due to some ‘trimming’ by the BBFC.

In a bid to get the movie to a 12a rating, rather than a 15, so more young folk could attent, the producers were asked to put on their digital erasers and shave of some gory scenes. So, what aren’t we allowed to see?

Well, here’s what the BBFC’s official report said:
“A number of cuts were made in one scene to reduce an emphasis on blood and injury,” the report states. “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.”

The big screen adaptation of  Suzanne Collins’ acclaimed young adult novel hits next weekend.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….