DARTH SCOURGE complaining most vociferously to the BBFC (British Board Of Film Classification) about the removal of Jango's headbutt from UK prints of AOTC, and received this reply:
This film was given a "PG" classification, in accordance with BBFC Guidelines, because of the general level of personalised violence which is contained in the combat scenes, and because of some scenes where the major characters were placed in sustained peril, which was considered too strong for a "U".
The distributor agreed to remove a medium close shot of a head butt, inflicted by Jango Fett, wearing a metal helmet , on Obi-Wan Kenobi, who has no head protection, in order to achieve the "PG" classification. There were concerns that young children might attempt to imitate the move with undesirable results . BBFC Guidelines for imitable techniques state that "No detail of fighting or other dangerous techniques" are permitted at "PG".
The film would have been classified "12" if the distributor had chosen to leave this head butt intact. Head butts across the classification range are treated according to the age - relevant Guidelines. The "12" category would have accommodated this head butt, as the context is highly fantastical and there is less risk of adolescents imitating the technique.
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