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.