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Type of media Video

Approved Running time 91m 51s

Release date 06/04/2020

Ratings Info strong violence, gore

Genre(s) Action, Horror

Director(s) Joe Begos

Cast includes Martin Kove, Stephen Lang, William Sadler, David Patrick Kelly, Dora Madison, Sierra McCormick, Fred Williamson

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for adults icon18

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 27/03/2020

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

VFW is a US action horror in which a group of war veterans must defend their bar from a gang of drug addicts.


The veterans defend themselves with spiked clubs, axes and a circular saw. They kill a woman by thrusting a spear through her open mouth, in close-up detail. Using machetes and chainsaws, they cut through heads and sever limbs.

Injury detail

They crush the heads of opponents using repeated stamps and knees, with gory detail when skulls and faces cave in.

There is infrequent use of very strong language ('c**t'), as well as more frequent strong language ('f**k', 'motherf**ker', 'c**ksucker'). Other issues include moderate references to sex and drugs.

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


Spirit Entertainment
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91m 51s
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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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