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Posted by: sue
June 19, 2009, 10:39 PM

Previously we told you Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince had been given a 12A rating in the UK. The Parents Board of British Film Classification now has more on the reasons behind this rating. They describe several scenes which are the source including the Inferi, and the Sectumsempra fight with Malfoy. Due to slight spoilers, if you would like you can read the info here via this link.

Thanks Ryan!

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You know, this is why I’m mad about the MPAA rating. :P

Posted by punkedup88 on June 19, 2009, 11:25 PM report to moderator
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Based on what they described here, I cannot understand why the MPAA decided to give this film a PG rating. It certainly sounds as though it contains a lot of PG-13 material.

Posted by Kirk on June 20, 2009, 12:11 AM report to moderator
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Ron has been saying ‘bloody’ since movie one.
The word git has been used multiple times and all it means is “A completely ignorant, childish person”

Its a moron. Whats bad about that word?

The word “tosser” and the term " off sod" in a Harry Potter film is awesome! I’m so happy. And saying " God" is not a big deal :/

I hate the MPAA

Posted by Rose on June 20, 2009, 12:40 AM report to moderator
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Does this mean that there might be hope of a change of rating? I at least want a director’s cut (that would be Pg 13) on the DVD.

Posted by gooseywizard on June 20, 2009, 03:47 AM report to moderator
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oww… that’s rate make me dying…

Posted by canessie on June 20, 2009, 05:32 AM report to moderator
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Laughs I just read on the MuggleNet website that the American kids there don’t know what a tosser is.. How to explain that one! xD

Posted by WickedLoz on June 20, 2009, 11:00 AM report to moderator
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i agree kirk

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on June 20, 2009, 12:36 PM report to moderator
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i guess that’s why they had to be more specific about what scenes would frighten children

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on June 20, 2009, 12:36 PM report to moderator
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I ment " Sod Off."

Opps ; ___ ;

Posted by Rose on June 20, 2009, 12:43 PM report to moderator
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Tonight is just not my spelling night…..

Leaky needs an ’ Edit ’ Button

Posted by Rose on June 20, 2009, 12:44 PM report to moderator
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Sorcerer’s Stone was PG. This is not Sorcerer’s Stone at all. I don’t agree with the rating at all. I own a movie house and I know we’re going to have little kids be scared.

Posted by Beansie on June 20, 2009, 12:57 PM report to moderator
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Just read the violence bit, omg! :D So happy they seem to be keeping it like the book :D And I don’t get why people are mad at the rating, at all. OOTP and GOF were both 12a’s too I believe. You can’t exactly make it a 15.

Posted by Serpensortia [FTC!] on June 20, 2009, 08:56 PM report to moderator
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since when is “God” considered inappropriate language?

Posted by iheartpink(ROAR) on June 20, 2009, 09:03 PM report to moderator
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I can’t stand people who cry over ratings. They don’t mean crap, guys. It doesn’t mean that David Yates cut out all of the violence, so there won’t be a “Director’s Cut”. WB doesn’t come up with the ratings, and I bet they were just as surprised as we were at the MPAA’s leniency.

Do you guys think that you’re so awesome because you’re older than 13? Just because the original HP fans are in their late teens, early adults now doesn’t mean that new HP fans are. There are plenty of 7-12 year-old fans, and this is great for them. You might as well be happy for them instead of complaining about a rating that won’t affect you at all.

Posted by Jaymie Brooks on June 20, 2009, 09:20 PM report to moderator
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There’s one story about the rating I want to tell. Chamber of Secrets didn’t pass the German FSK 6 rating, so Warner Bros. edited the film for the German release. Subsequently, this butchered version was released on DVD. The unedited version with German dubbing was only available in Switzerland. I’ve heard that that Swiss retailers were told by Warner Bros. not to sell the German custumers. Currently, the unedited version of Chamber of Secrets is only available on Blu-Ray in Germany. So the fear that Warner Bros. may have tempered with Half Blood Prince to get a lower rating is not unjustified.

Posted by Martok on June 20, 2009, 10:18 PM report to moderator
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