Fox responds to complaints about Die Hard 5 cuts

News Simon Brew 13 Feb 2013 - 12:32

Fox explains its decision to cut A Good Day To Die Hard in order to get a 12A certificate in the UK...

Tomorrow, the fifth Die Hard movie, A Good Day To Die Hard, finally arrives in cinemas. Our review will be live at midnight.

We learned earlier in the week, of course, that the film has been cut by Fox to get a 12A rating in the UK. This is in contrast to the approach that Fox US has taken, whereby an R rating has been accepted, and the film not chopped.

The fine folks at Bleeding Cool report that a couple of their readers have complained directly to Fox about the decision it made in the UK, and they've passed on the response that they got. The formal reply kicks off with some waffle about how excited everyone at Fox is about the return of John McClane to cinema screenings, before confirming that "working with the BBFC some minor cuts were made in order to achieve a 12A certificate".

So the big question: why? As if the answer isn't obvious. Here's the official Fox line: "We believe the movie will delight the Die Hard fans and the 12A certificate, similar to Dark Knight Rises and Skyfall, will allow both adults and teenagers to enjoy the latest movie in the franchise".

There you go then, teenagers. Off you pop to watch Die Hard 5, and then if you wait until you're 18, you can watch the first and best movie in the series too. Yay.

Sigh.

You can read more on this at Bleeding Cool, here.

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