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Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« Reply #900 on: 09 May, 2018, 10:05:41 am »
To be fair to the director, he's not the only one to have struggled with hitting a PG rating on a blockbuster action film.
Batman (89) was the first film to be given a 12 certificate because it was too violent for a PG but they couldn't stand the idea of bumping it up to a 15 and losing so much potential income. Jurrassic Park was a PG with a special advisory that it wasn't really a PG but, hey, kids love dinosaurs. I think Spider-Man had a similar advisory on its 12 certificate (mainly because of the very violent final battle).

Spiderman was the first 12A, and the point where the 12 rating switched from being 'nobody under 12 allowed' to 'nobody under 12 allowed without an adult'. A combination of parents unhappy they couldn't take their kids to a Spiderman movie and cinema chains upset they would be losing the family audiences caused the change if I remember right. There have been plenty of times I've had a 12 movie cinema experience ruined by parents bringing in really young noisy kids, so from a grumpy old bastard standpoint I often wish they'd kept it as 'nobody under 12 allowed'!

I remember Batman being in a weird limbo where the 12 certificate had been introduced for cinema releases but not for home video, so the video was a 15 despite it being the same cut of the film (I think). First 12 I ever went to see was Young Guns 2 (I'm getting nostalgic now)!

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Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« Reply #901 on: 09 May, 2018, 10:41:52 am »
UK censorship has certainly been a bit mixed in some respects - I guess there's the argument that it's a lot harder to control audience access to video than film, and it tended to be more restrictive on video than film, where it could also be replayed endlessly.

Then there's the whole thing about what can be imitated, like butts, ear claps, microwaving aerosols, and  a hard line on nunchuks, which scuppered the TMNT back in the day.

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Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« Reply #902 on: 09 May, 2018, 05:51:11 pm »
I think the colour grading is a little overcooked and at times it makes the movie look a little ugly.

Kinda see what you mean, but I think the biggest problem is that alot of the 2012 film appears to have been shot way too dark, and then brightened in post. Highlights alot of digital noise, and looks pretty ugly, as you said.
Thankfully its only at it's worst in a handful of shots/scenes.

It's partially that, yes, but what I'm getting at is more the actual colour grade - it feels a tad overdone to me, borderline garish at times, as it's been fussed with a little too much in post. I'd have gone with a more muted aesthetic.

It's been a while since I've seen the movie, but I seem to recall that there's also a fair bit of the dreaded 'orange and teal' colour scheme going on in certain scenes - that gross, overdone look that makes everyone's skin bright orange and that will look every bit as dated in a few years time as grainy 1970s film footage does to us now.

As I say, it's been quite some time since I've actually seen the movie, could be misremembering or exaggerating.

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Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« Reply #903 on: 09 May, 2018, 05:52:49 pm »
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UK censorship has certainly been a bit mixed in some respects - I guess there's the argument that it's a lot harder to control audience access to video than film, and it tended to be more restrictive on video than film, where it could also be replayed endlessly.

Yeah - I remember films like Con Air and Starship Troopers being 15 in the cinema but 18 on home video.