First A Serbian Film then The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) and now the UK is censoring one of their own flicks. We’ve just gotten word that the British film Deadtime had to have footage removed to make the necessary BFFC18 rating.
However, apart from the bad news of the censoring, we can happily report that we’ve got the trailer for Deadtime below. Oh and if you were wondering what it was censored for, the report stated: In order to obtain the necessary BBFC 18 rating, distributor 4Digital Media had to remove 12 seconds of a scene that is described by the BBFC containing: a scene of sexual and sexualized violence, in this case a woman being stabbed between the legs with a blade. Ouch.
From the Press Release
Deadtime is a new bloody brutal British slasher directed by Tony Jopia, written by Steve Bishop and produced by Dominic Took.
The story revolves around a troubled rock band whose unscrupulous record label producer, played by Channel 4’s “The Word” presenter Terry Christian, sends them to a run down studio in the Midlands to create their ‘magnum opus’ and revive their flagging career. As the guitars rock and the cameras roll, the entire entourage is stalked by a psychotic assailant, who seems hell bent on killing them all in ways that are increasingly graphic and creative.
Alongside names such as Leslie Grantham (Eastenders, “Doctor Who”), Terry Christian (The Word), Big Joe Egan (Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes) and metal band Judas Priest’s Ian Hill, Deadtime features some of the UK’s freshest talent both in front of and behind the camera with strong leading performances by Laurence Saunders, Carl Coleman, Elisabeth Shahlavi and Alex Hanley.
Director Tony Jopia said, “Deadtime was great fun to make with a focus on being British, bloody and really brutal horror. We wanted to capture the best of what the horror genre had to offer, whilst pushing our creativity to create some amazing death scenes.”
Writer Steve Bishop said, “In this story I brought together my twin adolescent obsessions; rock music and horror movies. Then I added a theme I have discovered more recently; black magic. I think the result is genuinely creepy and unsettling.”
Producer Dominic Took said, “Low budget movies sometimes suffer from poor production values, lacking a commercial quality. But even with our small budget, I’m really proud of what the entire team has achieved. Through all the snowy nights in Wednesbury and everyone’s focus and determination we’ve created a commercial quality movie to rival the big boys that’s sure to thrill audiences everywhere.”
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