Wednesday, January 03, 2024

Parental Guidance: “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi”

The UK’s  ‘British Board of Film Classification’ has re-rated “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” (1983), confirming the classification was raised to PG - Parental Guidance:

“…according to the BBFC, in ‘Star Wars: Return of the Jedi”, a man is repeatedly electrocuted and reacts in pain. A villain's hand is cut off at the wrist; however, there is limited detail. A woman is fed to a fantastical creature. A man is thrown to his death; however, his death is not shown on screen. 

“There are also laser gun fights, aerial dogfights, and fight scenes which include masked blows and the occasional use of improvised weapons.  

“Mild Threat…

‘…a woman is chained by the neck to an alien creature. Characters are threatened with being fed to a creature. There are also scenes in which characters are threatened at gunpoint and held hostage.”

 "We embarked on our latest guidelines review this year,” said BBFC, “where we spoke to a diverse range of parents, families, teenagers and educators across the length and breadth of the country."

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