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COCKNEYS VS ZOMBIES (2012)

COCKNEYS VS ZOMBIES <span>(2012)</span> artwork

COCKNEYS VS ZOMBIES (2012)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 88

Release dates 31/08/2012

BBFCInsight Contains strong comic bloody violence, gore and strong language

Genre(s) Horror, Comedy

Director(s) Matthias Hoene

Cast includes Michelle Ryan, Georgia King, Alan Ford, Honor Blackman, Richard Briers

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 21/08/2012

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

COCKNEYS VS ZOMBIES is a British comedy horror about a zombie attack in the East End of London. It was classified '15' for strong bloody comic violence, gore and strong language.

There are a number of scenes of strong bloody violence in which zombies are killed by humans or in which humans are attacked and killed by zombies. Zombies are seen being shot with guns and having their limbs and heads chopped off, often with accompanying spurts of blood and flesh. When zombies attack people, injuries and blood are seen as the zombies bite and then feast on them. Although there is sight of blood and gore, it occurs within a very knowing and comic context that will be familiar to viewers from other films such as SHAUN OF THE DEAD. The violence is not sadistic in nature, with the zombies simply following their instincts to 'feed' and the human characters struggling for survival against the onslaught of the undead. The scenes of violence and gore often feature strong comic elements, with a particular focus on the ingenuity and resilience of old age pensioners as they fight to keep the zombies out of their care home. The BBFC's Guidelines at '15' state 'Violence may be strong but should not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury. The strongest gory images are unlikely to be acceptable. Strong sadistic or sexualised violence is also unlikely to be acceptable'. The main emphasis is on fast-paced action, excitement and comedy rather than on sadism or dwelling on the infliction of pain or injury.

The film contains over fifty uses of strong language. This exceeds the level of strong language that may be permitted at '12' but is allowable at '15' where the Guidelines state 'There may be frequent use of strong language (for example, 'fuck')'.

COCKNEYS VERSUS ZOMBIES also features some moderate and mild bad language, including uses of 'prick', 'twat', 'shit', 'tits' and 'piss off'.

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Details

Title
COCKNEYS VS ZOMBIES
Also known as
COCKNEYS VS ZOMBIES - TRAILER
Year
2012
Formats
DVD, Cinema
Distributor(s)
Studio Canal
Classified date(s)
03/09/2012
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF291954

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