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POMPEII (2014)

POMPEII <span>(2014)</span> artwork

POMPEII (2014)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 102

Release dates 02/05/2014

BBFCInsight moderate violence, threat

Genre(s) Drama, Action

Director(s) Paul W.S. Anderson

Cast includes Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Browning, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jessica Lucas, Jared Harris, Kiefer Sutherland, Rebecca Eady, Sasha Roiz, Dalmar Abuzeid

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 22/04/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

POMPEII is a drama set around the destruction of Pompeii following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

Violence

There are scenes of fighting involving the use of swords and other weapons, although there is little sight of bloodshed. There are also heavy punches and kicks during hand to hand fighting, sometimes accompanied by loud sound effects. There is a brief scene in which a man is whipped, with limited sight of blood and injury.

Threat

There are scenes of sustained threat as buildings collapse and people are killed when the volcano erupts, including people falling and seen on fire. There is little focus on injury in these big action sequences.

POMPEII also includes infrequent use of moderate and mild bad language. including 'bitch', 'bastard' and 'bloody'. There is also a scene in which a woman examines a slave and makes suggestive remarks about his physique.

Precuts information

During post-production, the distributor sought and was given advice on how to secure the desired classification. Following this advice, certain changes were made prior to submission

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

This work was originally seen for advice. The company was advised that the film was likely to receive a 15 certificate but that their preferred 12A classification could be achieved by making some changes. The company was advised to reduce stronger moments of violence where there was a dwelling on particular acts and to reduce the emphasis on blood on bladed weapons. When the film was formally submitted, changes had been made which addressed these concerns. Consequently, the film was passed 12A.

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Details

Title
POMPEII
Also known as
POMPEII 3D
Year
2014
Formats
Cinema, DVD, 3D DVD
Distributor(s)
Entertainment One UK Ltd,Entertainment One UK
Classified date(s)
09/06/2014
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF306974
Note to parents
Some versions of this film are displayed in the 3D or IMAX format and some younger children may find them a more intense experience

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