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U.K. TOMB RAIDER Cuts

Brit film Board orders TOMB RAIDER cut for younger audiences.

By Frank Kurtz     July 02, 2001
Source: Variety

The version of TOMB RAIDER that will be launching on screens in the United Kingdom will be different than those seen in the USA.


Word has it that the British Board of Film Classification deemed the existing film to have "unacceptable" material for the flick's target audience of 12-15 year olds. The Board focused particularly on the film's use of knives as well as "aggressive acts."


Board director Robin Duval issued a statement on their concerns, saying, "The natural audience for Lara Croft is the 12-15 age group, but the board's classification guidelines make it clear that at the '12' level, the glamorization of weapons such as knives and the graphic illustration of dangerous techniques such as head-butts and throat chops are unacceptable."


Paramount and United Intl. Pictures have agreed to make the cuts to qualify for the desired viewer category.

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