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THE FIRST PURGE

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THE FIRST PURGE

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 97m 25s

Release date 04/07/2018

BBFCInsight strong bloody violence, threat, language, drug misuse

Genre(s) Horror, Thriller

Director(s) Gerard McMurray

Cast includes Marisa Tomei, Melonie Diaz, Lex Scott Davis, Luna Lauren Velez, Patch Darragh, Y'lan Noel

Summary THE FIRST PURGE is a US horror thriller in which a group of people must fight to survive a night of government-sanctioned mayhem.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 24/06/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE FIRST PURGE is a US horror thriller in which a group of people must fight to survive a night of government-sanctioned mayhem.

Violence

Shootings and stabbings result in large sprays of blood and some bloody aftermath detail. There is also a brief scene of sexual assault in which a man grabs a woman's crotch.

Threat

There are sustained scenes of threat in which the characters are terrorised by masked killers.

Language

There is frequent strong language ('f**k', 'motherf**ker'), alongside milder terms including 'bitch', 'shit', 'ass', 'pissed', 'pussy' and 'bullshit'. There are also several uses of the term 'nigga', spoken by black characters and in song lyrics.

Drugs

Characters are seen to snort cocaine and to smoke joints or pipes. Several characters are established as being drug dealers, and another as a deranged junkie.

There is a scene in which it is implied a woman performs oral sex on a man, and brief sight of a couple having sex on the bonnet of a car.

There are scenes in which African American characters are targeted by killers dressed as Klansmen or wearing masks that resemble 'blackface' caricatures.

This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

Details

Title
THE FIRST PURGE
Year
2018
Distributor(s)
Universal Pictures Int (UK)
Classified date(s)
19/06/2018
Main language
English
Submitted run time
97m 25s
Approved footage
8767+8
BBFC reference
AFF361733
Registration number
CFJ44967

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