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THE MEPHISTO WALTZ

THE MEPHISTO WALTZ artwork

THE MEPHISTO WALTZ

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 108m 37s

Release date 20/03/2017

BBFCInsight infrequent sexualised nudity, strong sex references, bloody images

Genre(s) Horror, Thriller

Director(s) Paul Wendkos

Cast includes Alan Alda, Jacqueline Bisset, Barbara Parkins, Curt Jurgens, Brad Dilman, William Windom, Kathleen Widdoes, Pamelyn Ferdin, Curt Lowens, Gregory Morton, Janee Michelle, Lilyan Chauvin, Khigh Dheigh, Alberto Morin, Barry Kroeger, Terence Scammell

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 10/03/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE MEPHISTO WALTZ is a US horror film, from 1971, in which a music journalist befriends a virtuoso pianist who is secretly a Satanist.

Sex

There is a sequence in which a naked woman dances seductively at a party. A woman and her father are shown kissing passionately in several scenes, including one - containing brief breast nudity - in which they lie in bed together. There are verbal references to a pregnancy resulting from incest.

Injury detail

There are brief bloody images in a scene of staged suicide, in which a naked woman is found dead in a bathtub.

Other issues include a scene in which a naked couple writhe and kiss in bed together, while - unbeknownst to the woman - the man is possessed by another character. There are scenes of moderate supernatural threat in which characters are targeted by members of a murderous cult. In one sequence, a character is attacked by a demonic dog. There is infrequent use of moderate bad language ('bitch').

Details

Title
THE MEPHISTO WALTZ
Year
2017
Distributor(s)
Signal One Entertainment ltd
Classified date(s)
16/02/2017
Main language
English
Submitted run time
108m 37s
BBFC reference
CVF044183
Remarks
16:9

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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THE MEPHISTO WALTZ

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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