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DEADLY VIRTUES

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DEADLY VIRTUES

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 86m 51s

Release dates 21/09/2015

BBFCInsight strong violence, torture, sexual threat

Genre(s) Horror

Director(s) Ate de Jong

Cast includes Edward Akrout, Matt Barber, Megan Maczko

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 11/09/2015

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

DEADLY VIRTUES is a horror film about a couple whose home is broken into one night. They are subjected to a weekend of torture and humiliation.

Violence

A scene shows a woman repeatedly bashing a man's head against a glass table until he is unconscious. A man is stabbed. A man punches his pregnant girlfriend in the stomach. A character is restrained in a bath tube and the hot tap is turned on over his face. A man has letters carved into his flesh. A woman is forced to break her husband's nose. A man has his fingers chopped off. A woman is forced to swallow a tooth.

Threat

There is sustained sexual threat throughout as a man forces a woman to behave like his wife. A man licks and smells his victim's sex toys and underwear. A man forces a woman to wear a PVC suit and talks to her about sexual violence.

There is a scene showing a couple have sex featuring thrusting and buttock nudity.

There is strong language ('f**k').

Details

Title
DEADLY VIRTUES
Year
2015
Distributor(s)
Matchbox Films Ltd
Classified date(s)
03/09/2015
Main language
English
Submitted run time
86m 51s
BBFC reference
AVV330044
Remarks
Widescreen

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

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Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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