Censorship
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Brightburn is an American supervillain horror film that was directed by David Yarovesky and released in theaters by Sony Pictures Entertainment (through both Screen Gems and Stage 6 Films names) on May 24, 2019. Due to Sony targeting a BBFC 15 rating, the film's UK release had to be modified in two scenes to tone down the violence.

Censorship[]

For the theatrical version in the UK and Ireland, the scene where Brenda has a piece of glass stuck in her eye is cut short to remove a closeup shot and also reduce the violence a little bit, and another scene where Uncle Noah's lower jaw was torn up by a destroyed car window freezes a frame at the destroyed car window instead of showing off his graphic broken jaw. The version was given a 15 certificate by the BBFC and a 16 certificate by the IFCO.

  • UK theatrical version running time: 90m 12s (24 fps); 86m 35s (25 fps)
  • Uncut theatrical version running time: 90m 27s (25 fps)

Due to the film's violent content, Brightburn was denied a cinema release in Vietnam and effectively banned there.

Where to find it uncensored[]

UK and Ireland both have an uncensored 18-rated 4K Blu-ray release available, and every other country always had it uncensored to begin with.

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