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Hercules - British Version Identical to US PG-13

Disappointing Result Suggests Worldwide Censorship

We reported some months ago that Hercules starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was censored for the British cinema release and got that very same version on DVD and Blu-ray, as well. After we already released the comparison for the considerably more violent Extended Cut of the film (see comparison), we wanted to document the alterations that had been applied to the British theatrical version that hit UK retail on December 1st, 2014.

However, the comparison didn't show any differences between the British DVD and the US theatrical version or the Canadian Blu-ray. One possibility is that the DVD doesn't contain the UK cinema version but it seems more probable that the censorship that was made for the BBFC rating had been applied to all theatrical releases worldwide. This is always somewhat of a gamble because there's no clear indication whether pre-cuts due to BBFC advice end up affecting only UK releases or become the standard around the world for those films. In the case of Hercules or Pompeii the latter turned out to be the case but examples such as Remember Me (which was uncensored everywhere else even though pre-cuts were made in post-production) show that one can never be too sure and a check makes sense afterwards.

Ultimately, the only real option for fans of the film should be the Extended Cut anyway. And since that is not available in the UK, an import is advised. Germany or the US have the longer and harder version on board of their Blu-ray releases. You can order it at Amazon.com.

Release: Dec 08, 2014 - Author: Muck47 - Translator: Mike Lowrey

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