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The British Board of Film Classification seem to be the scourge of a great many film fans. Cutting films forcing people to look overseas to get their horror, violence, sex and more in full uncut glory, outright banning some films (and also video games from time-to-time) and in the creation of the 12A certificate, letting less well-informed parents feel justified in letting their 3-year olds sit in terror while James Bond gets his balls mashed in Casino Royale, they are an entity which seems to get an awful lot of stick, and this reared its head once again yesterday with their announcement that after public consultation, they will be reviewing their guidelines for how they classify work which contains scenes of sexual and sadistic violence (Read the BBC’s news story about it here) with many citing the recent back tracking on denying The Human Centipede 2 a certificate as a turning point for this. »

- Ian Loring

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