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PREDATORS

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PREDATORS

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 106m 49s

Release date 08/07/2010

BBFCInsight Contains strong violence, gory images, language and sex references

Genre(s) Action, Drama, Science Fiction

Director(s) Nimrod Antal

Cast includes Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Danny Trejo, Laurence Fishburne, Walton Goggins, Alice Braga, Derek Mears, Brian Steele, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, Oleg Taktarov, Carey Jones

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 28/06/2010

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

PREDATORS is a sci-fi fantasy action film about a group of strangers who are dropped onto a planet as prey for alien hunters. The film was classified '15' for strong violence, gory images, language and sex references.

The strong violence, with resulting gory images, occurs between humans and aliens. It includes sight of a man being spiked through the chest and lifted up into the air, where he is seen suspended, with some bloody detail. There is also a scene in which a man's skull and spinal cord are ripped out by an alien. In the first shot it is not so clear what has happened but we then see more detail in a second closer shot. An alien's arms and head are also cut off but, rather than bloody detail, we see some green goo to indicate alien blood. Generally, the gory images are seen relatively briefly and are not focused upon. At '15', the BBFC's Guidelines state that '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 film also contains a strong sex reference when an unpleasant human character, a convict, talks about taking cocaine and raping lots of women when he gets home. This is certainly a tasteless comment and is not approved of by the other characters. At '15', the Guidelines state that 'There may be strong verbal references to sexual behaviour, but the strongest references are unlikely to be acceptable unless justified by context'. Finally, there are uses of strong language throughout the film. At '15', the Guidelines state that 'There may be frequent use of strong language (for example, ‘fuck’)'.

Details

Distributor(s)
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
25/06/2010
Main language
English
Submitted run time
106m 49s
Approved footage
9613+11
BBFC reference
BFF267577
Registration number
CFJ21531

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