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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S ROMEO + JULIET (1996)

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S ROMEO + JULIET <span>(1996)</span> artwork

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S ROMEO + JULIET (1996)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 115

Release dates 14/02/2013, 18/03/2002, 09/02/1998

Ratings Info Contains moderate violence

Genre(s) Drama, Romance

Director(s) Baz Luhrmann

Cast includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, Brian Dennehy, John Leguizamo, Pete Postlethwaite, Paul Sorvino, Diane Venora, Jamie Kennedy, Carlos Martin Manzo Otalora, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Paul Rudd, M. Emmet Walsh, Miriam Margolyes

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Cinema release suitable for 12 years and over icon12A

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 04/02/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S ROMEO + JULIET is a 1996 US adaptation of Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet.

Violence

There are a number of fight scenes between two rival families. In some sequences, people are stabbed or shot and some blood is visible, although this is not dwelt upon. There are also some heavy punches and kicks, as well as a headbutt, during hand-to-hand fighting.

The film includes a sex scene in which the main characters undress, kiss and embrace, later being seen entwined on a bed. However, there is no clear sight of nudity or visuals of sex.

At one point a character is given a 'love pill', resulting in a psychedelic experience. However, the drug is not clearly identified as an actual substance.

There is a scene of suicide.

Details

Title
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S ROMEO + JULIET
Also known as
ROMEO & JULIET,WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S ROMEO AND JULIET
Year
1996
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent.,20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd,Fox Guild Home Entertainment
Classified date(s)
11/01/2013
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF066503

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