Saturday, August 15, 2009
uk kids could be barred from classic films w/ smoking
from daily mail: Children under 18 will be banned from watching films that depict characters smoking under plans being considered by council 'thought police'. An 18 certificate - usually reserved for movies with violent and sexual content - will be slapped on any film featuring smokers that fails to explain cigarettes are bad for you... The ban will target new releases, but could affect older films such as 101 Dalmatians and Disney's Peter Pan, the Little Mermaid and Pinnocchio if they are reissued and reclassified. Casablanca, Titanic and Lord of the Rings would be restricted to adults under the plans proposed for Liverpool.
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