Friday, 4 November 2011

Won't someone think of the children

My 11 year old daughter expressed an interest in seeing "Bobby Fischer against the World", but it turns out she is not allowed to. The film is classified as R18+, but not because it features a picture of a naked Fischer in the shower, but for a more bureaucratic reason. As the film is being shown as part of a Film Festival (the Canberra International Film Festival), it does not have go through the normal classification process. The flip side of this is that films that are unclassified are restricted to viewers 18 years and older. So for now my daughter misses out on seeing what all the fuss is about, but I'm pretty sure it will soon come out on DVD, and the classification will be somewhat lower than R.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It has been avaialble on DVD for some weeks. I have the Dogwoof (UK) release, which is classified 'E' (Exempt from classification). Miles P