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Why do DVDs have alternative classifcations on them?

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    One is a red stamp that says bbfc 15

    And the other a blue stamp that says 18 on it.

    The latter seem to rate a lot of their films 18
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    They're from different boards. The red one is the British Board of Film Certification, the blue is the Film Censor's Office. Not sure why both are still applied, but that's what they are.
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    (Original post by Gofre)
    They're from different boards. The red one is the British Board of Film Certification, the blue is the Film Censor's Office. Not sure why both are still applied, but that's what they are.
    The latter seem to not like gay films. Anything with gay content they give an upper classifcaiton for some weird reason.
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    (Original post by da_comeback)
    The latter seem to not like gay films. Anything with gay content they give an upper classifcaiton for some weird reason.
    They use different criteria, so odds are one puts a larger emphasis of gay themes.
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    The blue classification label is from the Irish Film Classification Office and the red stamp (colour dependent on the film rating) is from the British Board of Film Classification. The IFCO has been criticised for being too conservative with its ratings, which may explain why their ratings are often higher than that of the BBFC.
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    (Original post by da_comeback)
    One is a red stamp that says bbfc 15

    And the other a blue stamp that says 18 on it.

    The latter seem to rate a lot of their films 18
    Red is the BBFC and the Blue is the Irish one... they are sometimes both printed as it saves having different versions for the same/extremely similar markets.
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    (Original post by SpicyStrawberry)
    The blue classification label is from the Irish Film Classification Office and the red stamp (colour dependent on the film rating) is from the British Board of Film Classification. The IFCO has been criticised for being too conservative with its ratings, which may explain why their ratings are often higher than that of the BBFC.
    Thanks. What a bunch of losers.m
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    I always notice that the Irish board seem to care less about films with lots of swearing in them and more about ones with sex in.
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    (Original post by rich2606)
    I always notice that the Irish board seem to care less about films with lots of swearing in them and more about ones with sex in.
    The same goes with violence- the Brits rate a tv show with bouts of torture that are both very gory and rather easy to copy (they used implements easily available to the viewers) as an 18, and the Irish only gave it a 15.
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    The blue one is Irish.
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    (Original post by TheHansa)
    The blue one is Irish.
    That's what I thought.

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