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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Rated 12A in Ireland

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Posted by: sue
June 20, 2009, 07:58 AM

To follow our report from last night regarding ratings for the sixth Harry Potter film, the Irish Film Classification Office has now given Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince a 12A rating. Similar to the concerns by the UK board, the IFC notes the movie contains "scary scenes/images and moderate fantasy violence consistent with the franchise."
Thanks Eoin!

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87 Points

I think it’s being released on the 17th here.

Posted by Pallargast on June 20, 2009, 09:38 AM report to moderator
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“Consistent with this franchise?” Is it just me or are they trying to justify their decision to rate it this on material that does not exist within the sixth film itself but those that preceded it?

Posted by Kirk on June 20, 2009, 09:50 AM report to moderator
80450 Points

No surprises here…

Posted by Won_Two on June 20, 2009, 12:31 PM report to moderator
460 Points

i believe it’ll probably be realized in Ireland at the same time in the UK, since they’re right next to each other

Posted by kingdom on June 20, 2009, 01:10 PM report to moderator
24135 Points

at least they’re staying consistent with the ratings

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on June 20, 2009, 08:25 PM report to moderator
878 Points

Typical IFC just follow everything that UK does…

anyone actually know when its starting showing over here in Ireland? Any previews?

Posted by Celtise [TTW] on June 20, 2009, 09:01 PM report to moderator
460 Points

i think you’re correct Kirk, they’re just trying to justify the material of the sixth film with the material of the past films, but i’m not sure what a “12A” signifies in Ireland, i had to search it online

Posted by kingdom on June 21, 2009, 01:11 AM report to moderator
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In Finland, HBP is rated K-11, which means that kids under the age of 11 can’t go see it on their own but if they’re accompanied by an adult, kids at the age of 9 and over can go see it.

Fans here have been a bit surprised by the rating, I guess most were expecting HBP to be K-13 (that is, forbidden for under 13-year-olds, except that kids at the age of 11 and over can see the movie if accompanied by an adult). The Finnish Board Of Film Classification seems to be taking it easy with fantasy films. The reasoning for their rating was “Fantasiaelokuvassa lievähköä väkivaltaa, väkivallan uhkaa ja kauhutehosteita”, which translates into something like “Fantasy movie containing mild violence, threat of violence and horror effects.”

Posted by MischiefManaged on June 21, 2009, 04:01 AM report to moderator
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all this HBP news is making me more excited then ever!! im practically jumping around!!
and where has my ron/hermione avatar gone?! This has happened 2 me b4!! booo!!

i <3 ya!!

22044 Points

=)! Wanna see it!!!

44049 Points

So ratings have gotten lax everywhere?

Posted by Dolemite [FTC!] on June 22, 2009, 10:49 AM report to moderator
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