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Tuesday, 17 March 2009
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20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
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Wednesday, 8 April 2009
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83m 55s
James Wong
Justin Chatwin,Joon Park,Chow Yun-Fat,Emmy Rossum,James Marsters,Ernie Hudson,Texas Battle,Eriko,Ian Whyte,Jon Valera
Consumer advice: 
Contains moderate violence
BBFC insight: 

<p>DRAGONBALL EVOLUTION is a fantasy adventure in which a young man with martial arts training tries to prevent an evil Lord from gaining possession of seven Dragonballs which give their owner unlimited powers.</p><dl><dt>Violence</dt><dd><p>Violence occurs within a clearly fantastical context in which characters have magical powers. In one scene, a woman is forced to kneel before she is shot. However, there is limited detail, and the context if often comic.</p></dd></dl><p>There is also infrequent mild bad language (for example, 'crap').</p>

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<p>This film was originally shown to the BBFC in an unfinished version. The BBFC advised the company that the film was likely to receive a '12A' classification but that the requested 'PG' certificate could be achieved by making changes to a number of scenes. In particular the BBFC suggested that gun threat to, and violence against, a woman should be reduced; a close-up and slow-motion impact shot in kick to face should be removed; a leaping kick to face in a fight scene should be removed; dismembering of fantasy creatures in fight scene should be made largely indistinct; the 'horror' effects in the transformation of the hero into a creature should be reduced; and the focus on throttling of a character should also be reduced. When the finished version of the film was submitted, amongst other limited changes, all these reductions had been made satisfactorily and the film was classified 'PG'.</p>

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Sunday, 29 March 2009
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