The Equalizer With Censored Version in UK Cinemas
When Antoine Fuqua sits down on the director's chair, you can be sure to expect hard-hitting action. His newest star-studded thriller The Equalizer with Denzel Washington and Chloe Grace Moretz doesn't seem to disappoint in that regard, judging from the trailer. Also, it is the second team-up between Fuqua and Washington since Training Day.
In the US, the MPAA gave the film an "R" rating and the BBFC would have placed its classification in a similar area as it was planning to assign its "BBFC 18" rating to the movie. But that's too high for the studio's taste. For the theatrical release, they want the more lucrative BBFC 15 classification and that demanded cuts. They consulted with the ratings board and applied suggested cuts in order to achieve that goal:
In England, the censored version of The Equalizer will hit cinemas on September 26th, 2014. It's quite possible that this version also ends up on DVD/BD as this has unfortunately happened more often in the recent past.
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