HERCULES | British Board of Film Classification
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HERCULES artwork


Type of media Video

Approved Running time 88m 59s

Release date 01/05/1998

Ratings Info very mild threat, fantasy violence

Director(s) John Musker; Ron Clements

Cast includes Danny De Vito, James Woods (voice Artists)

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable for all iconU

Ratings info

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

HERCULES is an animated adventure about the mythical hero who must prove himself in a series of tasks in order to regain his immortality and take his place alongside the Gods.


Occasional scenes of mild violence feature Hercules battling a range of monsters and titans, including a multi-headed hydra which grows more heads for each one Hercules cuts off. The fights often involve characters being thrown around, but there is no clear injury detail or blood.


There are infrequent scenes of very mild threat, with the strongest sequence featuring a woman falling into the underworld. Hercules follows her in to save her, passing ghost-like souls as he does so, and appearing to age until he surfaces and returns to life.

There is occasional use of the word 'bum', used to describe people.


Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Classified date(s)
Main language
Submitted run time
88m 59s
BBFC reference
Closed Captioned

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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