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Confirmed! BBFC Lists Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince at 153 Minutes, Given 12 A Rating in UK

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Posted by: sue
June 10, 2009, 11:20 AM

The British Board of Film Classification has updated today with the news that indeed Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has a run time of 153 minutes and 19 seconds. The film has been given a 12A rating for those in the UK. This matches the earlier report from HPANA on the time of the film.
Thanks Will!

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180 Points

God, I can’t wait!

Posted by CissyMalfoy on June 11, 2009, 12:29 AM report to moderator
360 Points

yay!!! greatgreat…..tanks for the new TLC :)

Posted by potterrock on June 11, 2009, 12:57 AM report to moderator
41 Points

Good news…I think this is a good length for as much as will need to be condensed to get this book on screen. I’m looking forward to seeing the midnight release with my daughter and a group of friends…granddaughter will go with us on the weekend after she returns from week with her dad.

Posted by hedwig5221 [ROAR] on June 11, 2009, 01:24 AM report to moderator
1642 Points

perfect duration! I just hope they won’t screw it up like OOTP.

Posted by Matea on June 11, 2009, 01:44 AM report to moderator
15643 Points

Two and a half hours, love it.

Posted by Serpensortia [FTC!] on June 11, 2009, 01:48 AM report to moderator
499 Points

I’m so excited! Two and a half hours of HBP!!! I’m going to the midnight showing!!!

Posted by Dobbyrox [WBM] on June 11, 2009, 02:06 AM report to moderator

Has no one else noted the date on the link?
“Expected to open on 18/07/2009”
Isn’t it opening on the 15th here in the UK anymore?

Posted by pipkin3 on June 11, 2009, 02:11 AM report to moderator
8256 Points

I’m so happy that it’s over 2 1/2 hours long!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WILL see this film 3 or 4 times!

Posted by spicefan78 OoM1 {ROAR!} on June 11, 2009, 02:51 AM report to moderator
7393 Points

Yess! 153 min and 19 sec of sheer pleasure!

Posted by saffran { roar } on June 11, 2009, 02:59 AM report to moderator
73 Points

The censor board in Europe is more strict, because many movies that are PG here are 12a there. YES! 153 mins 19 secs! Almost 154 minutes!
So that means HBP will be borderline PG and light PG-13. Sweet.

Posted by DARKIRONPOTTER on June 11, 2009, 02:59 AM report to moderator
53 Points

12A! I’m so happy it’s not stepping back to PoA rating!

Posted by Juine on June 11, 2009, 03:43 AM report to moderator
276 Points

Cool! I had a feeling HBP was gonna be classified 12A.

Posted by moony_lupin on June 11, 2009, 03:51 AM report to moderator
7662 Points

I just hope the PG rating in the U.S. has changed to PG-13 now that the film is finished being edited and polished.

Posted by Lexi*the*Auror on June 11, 2009, 04:06 AM report to moderator
92 Points

I personally don’t think the film boards are more strict in America.

I can’t wait for it to be released and i wonder why the ratings are different this time i mean normally Britain and America rate the films the same well the equivalent of each other at least.

Posted by Huddz on June 11, 2009, 04:06 AM report to moderator
3186 Points

AWESOME happy that it’s 2h1/2

Posted by FrancescaElle on June 11, 2009, 04:14 AM report to moderator
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