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ALPHA [Director's cut]

ALPHA <span>[Director's cut]</span> artwork

ALPHA [Director's cut]

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 91m 21s

Ratings Info moderate threat, injury detail

Genre(s) Adventure, Drama

Director(s) Albert Hughes

Cast includes Kodi Smit-McPhee, Natassia Malthe, Leonor Varela, Jens Hultén, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Mercedes de la Zerda

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Video release suitable for 12 years and over icon12

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 14/01/2019

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

ALPHA is a drama set 20,000 years ago in which a young man embarks on a journey for survival.


A jump moment occurs when a wolf grabs a man from where he is sitting beside a fire and runs off with him into the night. In one scene a young man must run away from a pack of wolves despite an ankle injury. Later he is also chased by a pack of hyenas.

Injury detail

After a fall, a young man wakes to find a bird of prey pecking at his bloody face. After his fall, there is a close up on his swollen foot, which he places between two rocks, and then a brief moment implies that he twists it back in to place, whilst crying out in pain.

Some young men beat other young men, in an undetailed violent scene shown from a distance. There are several scenes of animal hunting, including sight of a young man hitting a large predator with his spear. There is brief natural nudity as a man emerges from a lake after washing.


Title Information
Director's cut
Sony DADC Europe Ltd
Classified date(s)
Main language
Submitted run time
91m 21s
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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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