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SPECTRE artwork


Type of media Film

Approved Running time 147m 58s

Release date 26/10/2015

BBFCInsight moderate violence, threat

Genre(s) Action, Drama

Director(s) Sam Mendes

Cast includes Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Monica Bellucci, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Dave Bautista, Andrew Scott, Rory Kinnear, Jesper Christensen, Stephanie Sigman

Summary SPECTRE is an action drama featuring Ian Fleming's spy character, James Bond.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 16/10/2015

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

SPECTRE is an action drama featuring Ian Fleming's spy character, James Bond.


There is a scene of torture, although there is only limited detail and the character in question is not seriously harmed. There is also a brief moment of eye-gouging, with limited detail, and a scene in which a man shoots himself in the head, although the bullet impact is not shown on screen.

There are a number of scenes of moderate action violence, including crunchy blows and shootings, but these lack any focus on detail. There is occasional sight of injuries resulting from violence, including cuts and grazes, as well as sight of blood on faces, hands and clothing.


There are a number of scenes in which characters are threatened or in danger, including some sustained chase sequences.

The film also contains scenes in which couples embrace, kiss and begin to undress, although these scenes cut away before any sex is shown. There are verbal references to various criminal activities, including the trafficking of women, and some mild bad language ('bloody', 'bastard', 'shit', 'moron', 'asshole', 'Jesus', 'Christ', 'hell').

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 film was originally seen for advice in an unfinished version. The company was advised it was likely to be classified 15 but that their preferred 12A could be obtained by making reductions in a scene of violence and in another scene showing the aftermath of a violent act. When the film was submitted for formal classification, acceptable reductions had been made in both scenes and the film was classified 12A.


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