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The BBFC reclassify The Empire Strikes Back as a PG age rated movie for moderate violence, mild threat

Robert Hyde

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
As cinemas reopen the big new films will be a while before they are released, so studios are re-releasing classic movies, and on its 40th Anniversary the BBFC have reclassified the movie a PG.

The movie, released in 1980, has been a U age rating, even on its many home entertainment released and cinema rereleased.

As guidelines the BBFC uses have changed the British classification body has reclassified the movie a PG.

PG Certificate

At the moment Star Wars and Star Wars: The Return Of The Jedi are still U rated, but to be fair Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back has always been the darkest movie, and the nightmare cave scene and the hand cutting off scene MAY justify the new rating.

The movie is rereleased when UK cinemas reopen on July 4th, and as the 27 year old Jurassic park is currently the top movie in America who knows what will happen to the UK box office in a couple of weeks.

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