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Just looking through the SKy listings and this afternoon, on Film4 is the 1960s film, the Battle of Britain. A classic.

set to record and looked at the sky synopsis. the last line says.." some language may offend".

WTF are they talking about?

Is this PC gone totally PC?. This is a film, based on fact, about a struggle as viewed from the Airforce and the Civis in London during the blitz.

Offensive language?...what with film after film with nudity, serious swearing and violence....they say this one has offensive language?

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They may also use disgusting words like "honour" and "sacrifice" and 'valour"

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brill.

maybe its the child porn scene where the two london boys are bathing in the Thames watching the dogfights...Im expecting pixellated bottoms in this scene, if its not cut out completely.

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A chance to see the recently deceased Susannah York in her youth.

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A chance to see the recently deceased Susannah York in her youth underwear. Hurrah for stockings!

That scene also contains one use of the phrase 'Bloody Hell' if I remember.

All round, terribly shocking.

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I've become a bit of a fan of this film over the years. The only bit that springs to mind that might be counted as offensive language is in the subtitles, where Goering says "arses" during the big Luftwaffe flyover. Trevor Howard describes the Germans as bastards ("the bastards are up to something"). Robert Shaw uses this term as well. All very mild by modern standards.

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I've become a bit of a fan of this film over the years. The only bit that springs to mind that might be counted as offensive language is in the subtitles, where Goering says "arses" during the big Luftwaffe flyover. Trevor Howard describes the Germans as bastards ("the bastards are up to something"). Robert Shaw uses this term as well. All very mild by modern standards.

yes, but why the warning in the synopsis?...those words are playground tested these days, and it has a PG rating.

Cant say Ive ever seen a language warning like that...strong or very strong language, sexual scenes, nudity....but offensive??

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Just looking through the SKy listings and this afternoon, on Film4 is the 1960s film, the Battle of Britain. A classic.

set to record and looked at the sky synopsis. the last line says.." some language may offend".

WTF are they talking about?

Is this PC gone totally PC?. This is a film, based on fact, about a struggle as viewed from the Airforce and the Civis in London during the blitz.

Offensive language?...what with film after film with nudity, serious swearing and violence....they say this one has offensive language?

:blink:

Which version of the film are you talking about?

I have both the united kingdom plc version and the usa.inc version of the dvd. I now have the BRD and it's awesome!

In the usa.inc version the whinston churchill speech is from 1941, nothing to do with the BoB, and refers to the lands of palestine i believe. And the rousing music for the end in the usa.inc version is replaced with something more sedate and characterless.

On the back of the usa.inc version the dvd cover states that the raf 'may' have altered the war. Oh yeah we stopped something all right..... even with bad language!

Your comments will be welcome. :)

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Which version of the film are you talking about?

I have both the united kingdom plc version and the usa.inc version of the dvd. I now have the BRD and it's awesome!

In the usa.inc version the whinston churchill speech is from 1941, nothing to do with the BoB, and refers to the lands of palestine i believe. And the rousing music for the end in the usa.inc version is replaced with something more sedate and characterless.

On the back of the usa.inc version the dvd cover states that the raf 'may' have altered the war. Oh yeah we stopped something all right..... even with bad language!

Your comments will be welcome. :)

I didnt know there were different versions...I dont remember a Winston Speech in the film I saw, Hitler has made a speech about eradicating us...watching it now...still waiting to be offended....

I think Navy bods might think their part in the BoB was very unsung.

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Cant say Ive ever seen a language warning like that...strong or very strong language, sexual scenes, nudity....but offensive??

Any other Sky users able to comment? No use asking me about Sky listings I'm afraid, or TV listings in general.

I got through the whole of last week and only watch 15 minutes of TV (that 10 o'clock live thing). And I only watched that because it was mentioned on a thread here.

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Which version of the film are you talking about?

I have both the united kingdom plc version and the usa.inc version of the dvd. I now have the BRD and it's awesome!

In the USA version does a squadron of Mustangs save the day at the end?

RAF PILOT #1: "The Yanks have come up with a plan".

RAF PILOT#2: "About bloody time".

The word 'Shitehawk' is used.

Some German Focke's caused a lot of bother I believe.

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In the USA version does a squadron of Mustangs save the day at the end?

RAF PILOT #1: "The Yanks have come up with a plan".

RAF PILOT#2: "About bloody time".

Some German Focke's caused a lot of bother I believe.

I watched part of the filming of flying scenes of this film in the summer of 1968.They bought Me109's and Heinkel 111's from the Spanish Air Force.One of the latter disappeared en route from Spain and was discovered a few years later in the Pyrenees.

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I watched part of the filming of flying scenes of this film in the summer of 1968.They bought Me109's and Heinkel 111's from the Spanish Air Force.One of the latter disappeared en route from Spain and was discovered a few years later in the Pyrenees.

Funnily enough, the Spanish copy of the 109 (the Bouchon) had the RR Merlin engine fitted. A prime example of "If you can't beat 'em"!

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No, I watched it, and I really think the "offensive" words in question were Jerry and Bosch (the only two words used - I was wrong about "Fritz"), as the normal swear words maxed out at "shytehawk" and "*******".

Does someone who enjoys that sort of thing want to contact Film4 and ask them? If true, it's the sort of thing that the Daily Express/Mail would love to wax apoplectic about.

I did have a German workmate once who was a bit put out by the regular Sunday afternoon diet of war films. I don't think he was exactly offended, but he certainly thought it was all a bit peculiar.

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The only thing wrong with that film was the Merlin engines in the bf109s and He111s.

I beleive that in a scene where the Polish training squadron peels off to attack bombers, the front three aircraft are hurricanes, but the ones at the back...some way back, where messerschmidts....the dihedral was very different on the two types.

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I did have a German workmate once who was a bit put out by the regular Sunday afternoon diet of war films. I don't think he was exactly offended, but he certainly thought it was all a bit peculiar.

I used to work with a German who found the 2 hours Sunday War-Time TV hilarious! :huh:

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I did have a German workmate once who was a bit put out by the regular Sunday afternoon diet of war films

I remember well the days when Sunday afternoon films were in black and white 95% of the time.

The only explanation that I can offer for all the war films is that the 50s and 60s were the height of WWII war film production and by the early 70s, many of the older ones would no longer be Saturday night BBC1 material but would be relegated to Sunday afternoon fare.

Stuff like "Reach for the Sky" and "First of the Few" etc. I'm sure I first saw those on a Sunday afternoon.

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