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Film and Video Censorship in Contemporary Britain$
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Julian Petley

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780748625383

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625383.001.0001

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The Limits of the Possible

The Limits of the Possible

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(p.173) Chapter 13 The Limits of the Possible
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Film and Video Censorship in Contemporary Britain
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Julian Petley

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625383.003.0014

This chapter states that the Video Recordings Act and the ‘extreme pornography’ provisions of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 need to be understood as measures that transcend matters of narrow party policy. It then elaborates what kinds of material are still likely to find themselves cut from films, and more particularly DVDs, in contemporary Britain, even in the adults-only ‘18’ and ‘R18’ categories, and, more importantly, explain the reasons behind such acts of censorship. Sexual violence is a theme that has continued to preoccupy the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), and is one of the most common reasons for cuts at the ‘18’ and ‘R18’ levels. 2009 saw the passing of the Coroners and Justice Act, sections 62 to 68 of which criminalise possession of what is termed a ‘prohibited image of a child’.

Keywords:   sexual violence, Video Recordings Act, extreme pornography, Criminal Justice and Immigration Act, British Board of Film Classification, censorship, R18, DVD

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