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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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Personally, I think the American rating were persuaded to lower its standards for more numbers. Hey, they delayed the film, then broghtn it forward by two days, it wouldn’t surprise me. Either way, this doesn’t affect me.

Posted by WickedLoz on June 20, 2009, 10:41 PM report to moderator
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The reason for the lower rating, in the US, is partly due to changes in views. As well, good editing. Although there are scenes that most would consider vastly more upsetting, they may not be considered as “horrific” by the folks on the commitees. Also, what is considered “mild language”, in the UK, is NOT considered “mild language” in the US…most folks in the US havn’t a clue what most of them mean….and their meanings would not be considered “unacceptable”. AND Yes, Ron has been saying ‘bloody hell’ and ‘git’ through out the films…. I’m with WickedLoz and Jaymie Brooks, on ths one!

Posted by Confederate Lady [CL, Rawwrrrr] on June 20, 2009, 11:13 PM report to moderator
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emm when i clicked on2 it it just had a load of gobbledigook!!! uh oh. will check again!

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comment 2: what has happend 2 my avatar????

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comment 3: read it. ron has always swore and tbh: ‘God’ to me isnt swearing. but i know it is 2 other people so its understandable to put it there.

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as long as it’s incredible…

Posted by Leeann on June 22, 2009, 12:19 PM report to moderator
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ok so it’s similar to a PG-13 which probably the US version should be.

Posted by Dolemite [FTC!] on June 22, 2009, 10:55 PM report to moderator
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