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WATCHMEN

WATCHMEN artwork

WATCHMEN

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 161m 54s

Release date 06/03/2009

BBFCInsight Contains strong bloody violence

Director(s) Zack Snyder

Cast includes Carla Gugino, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Patrick Wilson, Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Jackie Earl Haley, Matthew Goode, Stephen McHattie, Matt Frewer, Laura Mennell, Danny Woodburn, Niall Matter

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 24/02/2009

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

WATCHMEN is a fantasy film, set in an alternate America in which the Vietnam War was won, Nixon was elected for a third term and costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of society.

Violence

There are a number of scenes which emphasise strong detailed violence and its gory result. In one scene, a man is stabbed through the arm, with it forcefully twisted and broken as the knife is shown penetrating his arm and emerging from the other side. In another scene, a man is struck on the head with a meat cleaver followed by repeated bloody sight of the cleaver striking the head.

There is also an attempted rape scene, some strong language ('f**k') and some sexual activity.

Details

Title
WATCHMEN
Also known as
WATCHMEN (COMPLETE PICTURE AND SOUND AND CREDITS)
Year
2009
Distributor(s)
Paramount Pictures UK
Classified date(s)
13/02/2009
Main language
English
Submitted run time
161m 54s
Approved footage
14571+9
BBFC reference
BFF250940
Registration number
CFJ18679

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