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READY PLAYER ONE [2D]

READY PLAYER ONE <span>[2D]</span> artwork

READY PLAYER ONE [2D]

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 134m 10s

BBFCInsight moderate violence, horror, infrequent strong language

Genre(s) Action, Drama, Fantasy

Director(s) Steven Spielberg

Cast includes Tye Sheridan, Hannah John-Kamen, Ben Mendelsohn, Mark Rylance, Olivia Cooke, Simon Pegg

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 29/05/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

READY PLAYER ONE is a US science fiction drama in which a gamer and his friends race against a sinister corporation to take control of a virtual world by finding secrets hidden within it.

Violence

Most of the violence is between players in a virtual reality world where wounds are fantastical and participants cannot be seriously harmed. There are battle sequences, stabbings, shootings and martial arts style combat. In the real world, there is hand-to-hand violence, without sight of injury. A man punches the face of his girlfriend's teenage ward.

Threat

In the safety of the virtual reality world, the friends encounter characters and settings from real world horror films. They enter a simulation of THE SHINING where they are threatened by ghosts, zombies and gigantic axes and where a player is swept away on a torrent of blood. Freddy Krueger and a Chucky doll, armed with a knife, both fight in battle sequences. Players are chased by King Kong and a T. rex.

Language

There is infrequent strong language ('f**k'), together with milder terms such as 'pissing', 'shit', 'balls', 'dickweed', 'damn', 'brokeass', 'goddam', 'hell', 'God', 'asshole', 'pissed', 'badass' and 'douchebag'.

There are mild sex references: a villain jokes about the "hos" of Father Christmas; a player rubs her hands over another's touch-sensitive body suit.

Details

Title
READY PLAYER ONE
Title Information
2D
Year
2018
Distributor(s)
Warner Home Video Ltd
Classified date(s)
06/07/2018
Main language
English
Submitted run time
134m 10s
BBFC reference
AVF354727
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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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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