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The Hunger Games Edited for UK Release

Wait a second! Isn’t the U.S. supposed to be the one with the crazy uptight stick up its ass when it comes to cinema content?!? The UK is Always stealing our thunder, damn it! 

According to Variety, Lionsgate U.K. has opted to shave seven seconds off Gary Ross‘ adaptation of The Hunger Games for Brit audiences in order to achieve a 12A classification in the territory.

The film, which has received a PG-13 rating in the U.S. from the MPAA, was originally given an uncut 15 certificate from the British Board of Film Classification, but Lionsgate was keen to “achieve a particular category” to reach a wider audience in the U.K.

Kids under the age of 12 are allowed to watch 12A films at cinemas if they are taken by an adult. According to the BBFC, “a number of cuts were made in one scene to reduce »

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Posted by on March 14, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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