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THE ISLAND

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THE ISLAND

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 130m 22s

Release date 01/01/2006

Ratings Info Contains strong language, moderate violence and intense action

Director(s) Michael Bay

Cast includes Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johansson, Djimon Hounsou, Dean Bean, Steve Buscemi, Michael Clarke Duncan, Ethan Phillips, Brian Stepanek, Noa Tishby

Cut This work was passed uncut.

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Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 24/04/2020

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE ISLAND is a sci-fi thriller in which a man living in a utopian society is chosen to be sent to 'The Island', the last uncontaminated place on Earth.

Language

There is infrequent strong language ('f**k'). Other language includes uses of the terms 'wanker', 'slutty', 'ass', 'shit' and 'fricking'

Violence

There are intense fight scenes, featuring heavy blows to faces and bodies. There are shootings which occasional result in bloody detail. There is a sequence in which a man's hand is nail gunned to a door and, during an operation, a mechanical saw is used to open a man's chest; there is limited sight of blood or injury detail. There are chase scenes featuring intense vehicle crashes.

Threat and horror

A character has a recurring nightmare in which it's implied that people are kidnapped and drowned. Organs are seen being removed from bodies during medical procedures.

Moderate sex references include references to role-play outfits, virginity and a brief scene of sex. There is a brief scene of childbirth in which an umbilical cord is cut with bloody detail. There is sight of foetuses.

Details

Title
THE ISLAND
Year
2005
Distributor(s)
Warner Home Video Ltd
Classified date(s)
16/12/2005
Main language
English
Submitted run time
130m 22s
BBFC reference
AVF208869
Remarks
Widescreen

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

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THE ISLAND

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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