No Time To Classify: The Big BBFC Bond Quiz
Do you know your Dalton from your Connery, your Moneypenny from your Octopussy, and your Qs from your Ms? Find out if you've got what it takes to be a 00, in film classification of course, and take our ultimate BBFC Bond quiz.
What classification did Dr. No receive in 1962?
After receiving an A classification upon its original release, and a PG on video in 1987, which Bond film was reclassified 12 in 2012?
What was the first Bond film to receive a 15 classification?
Which was the first Bond film to receive a 12 classification for theatrical release?
True or false: There is a 15-rated version of Casino Royale.
Which Bond film did the BBFC receive more public complaints about?
Submitted for home video release in 1984, to which Bond film is this BBFC examiner referring in their report: "This is possibly the most violent Bond film that I have seen... Most notable were the scenes where a man gets caught in a snow-plough which, although not shown visually (apart from blood-coloured snow spraying) is a nasty idea for 'PG', and secondly a scene where Tracy fights with broken bottles which she swings through the air. However having weighed up these disparate elements, I would neither want to cut nor up the category as there is too much here for the under 15's to enjoy."
To which Bond film is this BBFC examiner referring in their report from the 1980s: "There are umpteen car chases, notably one in San Francisco, where Bond drives a fire-engine with a swinging ladder; and a Spielbergian sequence in an old mine under the San Andreas fault, where Bond and Stacey are chased by Zorin and his minions (it was much more frightening in Indiana Jones).”
To which actor is this BBFC examiner referring in her report: "This was a great Bond movie with [????????] a perfect marriage between the smooth cappuccino style of Roger Moore and the grittier more seductive espresso that was Sean Connery.”
To which Bond film is this examiner referring in a report for the film’s original theatrical submission: "...it became obvious from the inevitable pre-credit capers that this one was going to have a style, a wit and a panache that was going to out-do its predecessors. In short, from the moment that the film started with an amazing ski jump stunt, until some two hours later when the villains had been thwarted and Bond was cuddling his prize - a lovely Russian lady spy - one was entertained at a pace and intensity that really showed what film makers can achieve with the right project and enough money."
Skyfall is the 23rd film in the James Bond franchise. Like most Bond films, the key content issue in Skyfall is moderate violence.
BBFC Podcast Episode 08 - Bond
In this episode of the BBFC podcast we mark the 50th anniversary of James Bond by delving into the files of some of the Bond films submitted to the BBFC over the years.