82% more films were classified for cinema in 2017 compared to 2007.
Video on demand continues to receive more BBFC age ratings than any other format
In 2017 the BBFC gave 378 films a 12A age rating, the most ever at the 12A category
In 2017 the BBFC age rated 1,048 films for cinema release, representing an 82% growth in films classified compared to 2007. With a total of 378 titles, there were more films with a 12A age rating in 2017 than ever before. However 15 remains the
most common age rating with 392 theatrical classifications last year. Every film classified by the BBFC comes with detailed BBFCinsight information to help people make informed viewing choices for themselves and their family. BBFCinsight is
available on bbfc.co.uk and the BBFC's free apps for tablet and mobile devices.
Although cinema is as popular as ever, digital content continues to grow, with submissions increasing by 25.3% since 2016, with just under 160,000 minutes of digital content classified in 2017.
David Austin, BBFC Chief Executive, said: Our aim is to support children and families to make viewing decisions that are right for them whenever, whatever and however they are watching, be it cinema, Blu-ray or DVD, or Video on Demand (VOD). Going
forward we will continue to carry out research to ensure that our standards are in line with what people across the UK believe and expect. In February 2018 the Government designated the BBFC with new responsibilities as the age-verification
regulator for online commercial pornography, under Part 3 of the Digital Economy Act 2017. This is due to our acknowledged expertise in assessing and classifying content, including pornographic content, and our longstanding experience of online
regulation. The new legislation is an important step in making the internet safer for children.
In addition to providing the latest age rating information on our websites, twitter account and free app, the BBFC continues to publish resources for children, teachers and older learners including a regular podcast, a children's website
(www.cbbfc.co.uk), case studies and classroom posters.
In 2017 the BBFC's education team held 137 teaching sessions speaking to over 8,000 people across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland Sessions focussed on BBFC age ratings, our history and our current work including in the online space.
The BBFC education and outreach work aims to help children and young people choose well when selecting viewing material online, at home and in the cinema.
Deadtime Stories is a 1986 USA comedy horror by Jeffrey Delman.
Starring Scott Valentine, Nicole Picard and Matt Mitler.
UK: Probably the cut UK version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
2018 88 Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon
released on 27th August 2018
The BBFC did not provide a short Insight statement. This typically means that the BBFC did not reassess the rating and reissued an old rating. To do this the latest submission must be the same as the old version submitted previously.
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1986. Presumably the same version is 18 rated for 2018 Blu-ray. Also cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. The film has yet to be released uncut.
In the creepy compendium style of CREEPSHOW (1982) comes DEADTIME STORIES (1986) a collection of stories with teeth and torment that are sure to send chills down the spines of viewers even today! A sleazy and shocking pack
of splatter fairy tales - this contemporary spin on the likes of "Little Red Riding Hood" has gore aplenty, a sick sense of humour and enough splattered limbs to make for essential late night viewing. Directed by genre veteran Jeffrey
Delman and packed full of plastic fantastic charms, 88 Films is enthusiastic about keeping you up at night with this perfectly resto
Woody Woodpecker is a 2017 USA children's animation comedy by Alex Zamm.
Starring Timothy Omundson, Thaila Ayala and Eric Bauza.
UK: Passed PG for mild violence after 58s of BBFC category cuts for:
2018 Spirit Entertainment RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
released on 30th July 2018
2018 Spirit Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon
released on 30th July 2018
The BBFC commented:
Cut required to remove a scene of dangerous imitable behaviour (in this case, sight of a character playing with gas). The cut has been made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An uncut 12 was available.
Woody Woodpecker is back with his signature laugh, wacky antics and wisecracks in this first ever live-action/animated film. Woody must protect his forest home from Lance Walters (Timothy Omundson) , who starts
building his dream mansion in the forest with his son, Tommy, and fiancée, Vanessa (Thaila Ayala) . To make matters worse, he must avoid the clutches of two grizzly poachers. With a series of crazy hijinks to sabotage their plans, Woody
proves he'll stop at nothing to defend his turf. Get ready for big laughs in this hilarious comedy about everyone's favorite woodpecker!