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Is Watership Down TOO VIOLENT for its rating?

Following up my previous review of Watership Down there was a lot of debate in the comment section as to whether the film is too violent for it's current rating. This video explores that debate in greater detail.
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Music:
Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel
Watership Down Soundtrack

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  1. howsentimental

    howsentimental

    پیش 15 ساعت

    irmys.info/more/eaWhZm93mpV_n7A/fy-lm-h-y.html This series next please.

  2. Jenna Carr

    Jenna Carr

    پیش 2 روز

    Kehaar does actually say, "Piss off." It's in the book :D

  3. Tin Tin

    Tin Tin

    پیش 9 روز

    The original Watership down is the best movie ever maded violent yes but that's life and reality for you

  4. king Leland's videos

    king Leland's videos

    پیش 10 روز

    Ku-har: PISS OFF!

  5. Joshua Bonifacio

    Joshua Bonifacio

    پیش 12 روز

    My 8 year old self: Hey mom what kind of movie did you got My Mom: Watership Down and it has a U Rating because it’s suitable for you since you’re a kid My 8 year old self: Yay!!! What’s it about? My Mom: Fluffy Bunnies My 8 year old self: Oh boy I can’t wait to watch it My 8 year old self: sees graphic violence in this movie My 8 year old self: What the f***

  6. Royal Pain

    Royal Pain

    پیش 20 روز

    Honestly there was barely gore in it.

  7. Nanaey 2008 Grimmlin girl

    Nanaey 2008 Grimmlin girl

    پیش 24 روز

    I never watch water sit down but I swear the gremlins have a U rating

  8. Primitive Human

    Primitive Human

    پیش ماه

    The makers of watership down just forgot to tone down the violence it was like “hey mike you toned down the violence right?”, “no I thought you did”, “oh no”

  9. cristian llamas

    cristian llamas

    پیش ماه

    I won't lie I almost cried during the "bright eyes" part of the movie because the time I thought hazel was killed.

  10. cristian llamas

    cristian llamas

    پیش ماه

    Ok personally as much as this is appropriate for like an 8 year old, I think that teens and up would understand and enjoy the movie a lot more.

  11. Jurassic Hero

    Jurassic Hero

    پیش ماه

    There is a reason why Watership Down is violent despite the PG rating is because the movie was released in 1978, six years before PG-13 was released. And I don’t know why the developers regarded this film as a ‘kids’ movie’ and completely forget that PG-13 didn’t exist yet. In my book, this is NOT a kids’ movie.

  12. Oscar Fuentes Solís

    Oscar Fuentes Solís

    پیش ماه

    If "Watership Down" is a movie for kids, why is "Angry Kid" laveled as a series for 12 year old kids?

  13. cristian llamas

    cristian llamas

    پیش 2 ماه

    Bro I wont lie the movie barely has violence and it's at the final minute.

  14. toxic avenger

    toxic avenger

    پیش 2 ماه

    Insane clown posse released a tape called "Beverly kills"back in the early 90's (pre 2 live crew era)i bought it as a 7 year old child and listened to it...again I AT 7 YEARS OLD BOUGHT AN INSANE CLOWN POSSE TAPE AND LISTENED TO IT AT 7! Point is there are things that slip threw cracks and get past people it was pre the parental advisory sticker. That tape taught me some many bad words i love ICP still to this day WOOP,WOOP!

  15. Jag Bungle

    Jag Bungle

    پیش 3 ماه

    Has anyone never realised that being scared is healthy for us? Science is weird but it does help us with our health. I know exactly how people feel about it. I don't really see it as a problem because we need to teach our children deeply about the real world instead of just forbidding it, that is not good for them. Kids are more than just being kids, kids can be better than that by being terrified to make us stronger and allowing our minds to become used to our fears, not just being scared as if the oblivious parents say that is a bad thing to them. I do see Watership Down as a PG film but honestly, we are not aware that some countries have the equivalent rating for this film and those countries never complained about it so that is what we should do. At the end of the day, it is just a film, like it or not, show this to your kids or not, U-rated film or not, we can't assume that kids will be scared, that depends on how you raise your child well if that child manages to understand the dangers. The more people complain, they will never learn for themselves. Overall, maybe it is for the best to leave it in the U category to teach us something instead of endlessly making a fit. One day, I would love to see all kinds of films in that category.

  16. codybear2011 69

    codybear2011 69

    پیش 3 ماه

    I hope to release a 4K Blu Ray Ultra hd with a PG rated in Uk

  17. Brandon White

    Brandon White

    پیش 3 ماه

    Rather you agree with me or not I think Genndy Tartakovsky the same Creator behind Samurai Jack and of course Primal should do an (adult swim) Watership down series more based on the 1978 movie then the book

  18. Chad Logic

    Chad Logic

    پیش 4 ماه

    The rating of this film always felt weird to me considering this was not a pleasant movie to watch as a child

  19. Drewscipher

    Drewscipher

    پیش 4 ماه

    Dude it's ok we all know why i'ts a "U" rating in 2020. Just you all doing your own 'cultural protectionism' The Simpsons? Obviously culturally damaging, Watership Down? fantastic british cinema. Brexit? GREAT! COVID AND TRUMP! Amazing! Yeah............Hindsight right?

  20. Bobby Macniven

    Bobby Macniven

    پیش 5 ماه

    Why shouldn't children see violent films.

  21. RedScyther772

    RedScyther772

    پیش 5 ماه

    Honestly, after looking at many disturbing British Public Information Films that got U Ratings (many can be found on IRmys), this movie being rated U isn't really all that much of a shock

  22. Ian G

    Ian G

    پیش 5 ماه

    Honestly, checking what you are about to let your kid watch before they watch it instead of just randomly smashing DVD's in their face is in my eyes the least you could afford on effort as a parent. I wouldn't show my son something from which I don't know if the quality, the subtext or the themes are appropriate for him. Sure that means I am stuck with She-Ra, Masha and the Bear and Doggie for the next few years but *shrugs* We are writing 2020 here, folks. Shows are a piece of culture and can have one hell of an impact on these little humans and their development. It is something damn important. My parents tented to park me in front of the telly when I was a kid and they saw cartoons running, "because cartoons are for kids by default". I was 9 when I was parked in front of Watership Down and I shit my pants like jeeze. I love that movie. It is one of my absolute favorites and was one hell of an inspiration on my art style. However....I would have wished, somebody would have sat with me when the rabbits suffocated and Bigwig almost died in that goddamn trap. Gonna be there with my boy for sure, when he is old enough to see this one. And whatever else newer movies and shows are gonna pop up which he wants to see, I'm gonna be there and guide him through the PG-Jungle on an appropriate path

  23. 1000000man1

    1000000man1

    پیش 7 ماه

    I'm against Censorship. Either someone is old enough or they aren't. And I don't think films should be banned unless it depicts actual onscreen Harm or Exploitation and can be considered Criminal, like the film Cannibal Holocaust. But I would Not show Watership Down to a young Child. In this Particular Case, I am inclined to ignore the Official Rating and Personally Consider it at Least a PG.

  24. Jay 1988

    Jay 1988

    پیش 7 ماه

    Shouldn't be a "U" at all. Edit: didn't know it said "piss off". No chance would I want my 3 year old (which this is supposedly suitable for) saying "piss off".

  25. F.U. Productions

    F.U. Productions

    پیش 7 ماه

    0:37 yo fuck these guys they’re children are gonna be traumatized

  26. Some Other Name

    Some Other Name

    پیش 7 ماه

    I wonder if the reason behind the rating being a U is similar to the reason films like Jaws were rated PG back then. Back then there wasn’t a PG-13 rating. I’m not from England, though. 🤷‍♀️ The ‘70s was obviously a different time, too.

  27. Andrew Martinez

    Andrew Martinez

    پیش 7 ماه

    That before 1984 film rating after Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom and Gremlins, so they started PG-13 rating in America.

  28. Lexi

    Lexi

    پیش 7 ماه

    Short answer: Yes

  29. adam check

    adam check

    پیش 7 ماه

    my copy says PG

  30. DVD and Film Bloke

    DVD and Film Bloke

    پیش 7 ماه

    The BBFC have said that in there most recent guidelines, Watership Down would most likely be given a PG. I don't get why it wasn't given a PG (or A when it first came out in cinemas) in the first place considering this was originally classified under James (Snippy Snippy) Ferman. I've found in more recent years the guidelines for 15 rated films have been more relaxed were as U rated films have gotten more stricter since some films that were given 18 ratings upon there original release are now being given 15 ratings, such as Die Hard, Alien and The Terminator and a lot of films that were cut by Ferman are now getting released uncut, while modern kids films are getting PG ratings (not all since some are still getting U ratings but more are getting PGs). How is it Frozen gets a PG rating and yet Watership Down gets a U rating, I can't see anything in Frozen that makes it more risqué than a lot of Disney films from the 90s that all got U ratings, also how is Frozen more inappropriate than Watership Down or even the original Star Wars (where a character gets his arm chopped off and you can see the blood), and since under 5s watch Frozen unattended anyway that kind of drives my point home that Frozen's PG rating is redundant. Another film that was given the same rating as Frozen is Ralph Bakshi's Wizards from 1977 and it is definitely not a kids film since it contains tons of sexual content, bloody violence and footage of Nazis. It hasn't gotten as bad as America were every kids film is given a PG rating no matter what (I don't even think the G rating exists anymore).

  31. DANIEL3351

    DANIEL3351

    پیش 8 ماه

    are these movies like a thing?? god that was awful and im freaking 22

  32. The cat snail thing

    The cat snail thing

    پیش 8 ماه

    It HAs CuTe BuNNies. AnD iTs AnImAtEd. So iT mUsT bE FoR ChiLdRen!!

  33. Zachary Lewis

    Zachary Lewis

    پیش 8 ماه

    In the US, I’ve only seen it aired once back in the 2000s. It was given a TV-14 due to blood.

  34. D

    D

    پیش 9 ماه

    This film fucking tRaUmAtIzEd me.

  35. Mason Weldon

    Mason Weldon

    پیش 10 ماه

    This movie is going to be a rating nc 17

  36. William Pulfer-melville

    William Pulfer-melville

    پیش 10 ماه

    Mind you here in Australia Watership Down was given a PG rating and Plauge Dogs was given an M rating

  37. Mrs Bee

    Mrs Bee

    پیش سال

    I like your video

  38. Christopher Wayne

    Christopher Wayne

    پیش سال

    I think the violence in this movie gets overlooked because it’s in animation. A PG would be more appropriate imo

  39. ShrekandStuff Quality memer

    ShrekandStuff Quality memer

    پیش سال

    I’m watching this in 2019 and BOY has this channel changed

  40. Jordan _007

    Jordan _007

    پیش سال

    I hid the dvd when i was a kid. So I didn’t have to watch it.

  41. John-Paul Kaltakhtchian

    John-Paul Kaltakhtchian

    پیش سال

    I love Watership down yeah yeah the violence is Corey but it does have a lot of lessons that kids can learn🐰

  42. BroncoLabrador

    BroncoLabrador

    پیش سال

    1:12 Why didn’t you just say that Watership Down was based on the book. You know, the movie of the book? It’s not like the unlicensed game Hong Kong 97 where there is a movie with the same title but it has a different story. The game, however, has absolutely nothing to do with the movie.

  43. Chris Herbert

    Chris Herbert

    پیش سال

    Really they need to release it as a pg on the dvd, it is pretty disturbing in parts.

  44. Nozzer

    Nozzer

    پیش سال

    How did emoji movie not get a RESTRICED 18 I will *Never* know..

  45. Nitro Zeus 217

    Nitro Zeus 217

    پیش سال

    This movie should be rated 12A or 12. PG 13 in America. R.I.P Richard Adams.

    • Amber Alvia

      Amber Alvia

      پیش 7 ماه

      Some US DVD releases of the movie were rated PG-13.

  46. Gregory Whittaker

    Gregory Whittaker

    پیش سال

    I want those episodes of Peppa Pig and Thomas the Tankengine suggested.

    • Amber Alvia

      Amber Alvia

      پیش 7 ماه

      *Tank Engine

  47. leroy the killer alt

    leroy the killer alt

    پیش سال

    What the hell is a rating

    • Amber Alvia

      Amber Alvia

      پیش 7 ماه

      Rating are just to check if the movie is appropriate or not.

  48. Anne Marie Johnson

    Anne Marie Johnson

    پیش سال

    I saw this film when I was pretty young because my mom got it from the library. It was before people really used the internet to look up video information so I didn’t blame her. It just looks like a tame film about rabbits. I don’t think the rating suits the film and it should be changed regardless of it being a classic so that other children are not scarred by it the way that I was. Watching it as an adult, the blood and violence doesn’t affect me much anymore except in remembering the shock of seeing it the first time as a kid, not prepared for the content whatsoever. You can call me a wimp but children are impressionable. I don’t suggest censoring and I do believe more mature kids might enjoy the film however, more sensitive children should at least be forewarned. I’m not suggesting we wrap kids in bubble wrap but just as it’s not safe to ride a bike without a helmet, it’s not responsible to rate a film with mature themes and depictions a U

  49. Fīrekey Draws

    Fīrekey Draws

    پیش سال

    I personally think it should be a 15 (please dont hate me)

  50. Brett Walker

    Brett Walker

    پیش سال

    12 it has to be 12

  51. LegitMan335

    LegitMan335

    پیش سال

    It should be given an R rating! Only R ratings get blood and violence , all the dark shit !

  52. Big Beerus

    Big Beerus

    پیش سال

    What the actual f*ck, this has a U rating? that's a G in america that's super messed up. At least a pg, probably a pg with that level of blood and gore. Also this book was a war allegory told with rabbits

  53. TheGoldenDunsparce

    TheGoldenDunsparce

    پیش سال

    I watched this when I was around 8 years old and the only thing that screwed me up was the scene where all the rabbits had suffocated in their own homes. The imagery, music, voice acting, etc. made it horrifying. Blood, language, death can be explained, but that scene... that was just disturbing and terrifying. Showing that scene in this video legitimately made my hair stand up EVERY TIME even when it was for a moment. Too horrible to get over, even after 25 years! x.x

  54. Cryptic Canine

    Cryptic Canine

    پیش سال

    pg 13

  55. Faithful Faison

    Faithful Faison

    پیش سال

    Mom: let's go the pet store Me: sure, why not *goes to the pet store* Mom: how about a bunny? Me: NO Mom: why not look at it..it's so cute Me: i-it's complicated I dont think I will ever look at a bunny the same way ever again...

  56. Jenny Brown

    Jenny Brown

    پیش سال

    To be honest I think this film should have been given a higher rating or at least marketed to a slightly older audience the author told it to his own kids as a bedtime story but based several of the characters off of his ww2 buddy's it's pretty much a bunny version of maus the only real difference besides general art style and animals used is the perspective of the characters maus is from a jewish civilian perspective and watership down is from a British soldier perspective

  57. vocal procrastinating

    vocal procrastinating

    پیش سال

    Star wars a new hope is a u and you see lukes parents burnt to a fucking crisp and a guy getting his arm cut off blood included. This never bothered me as a child but still it's kinda funny to think about.

  58. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen

    پیش سال

    yes but not as violent as real life

  59. stinky goblin

    stinky goblin

    پیش سال

    Honestly even though this was (and still is) one of my favourite films, I don't think this film should've had a U rating, there was so much violence and blood in it and I was so scared of it as a child, even though I thoroughly enjoyed the film aswell. I think it should atleast be a PG film, it's a parents responsibilty whether or not they want to show rabbits being mauled to death by dogs or not, but giving the film a U rating is so misleading.

  60. TeamAtFort

    TeamAtFort

    پیش سال

    Why is it that blood in a anime is way gorier then “irl” movies to me

    • Dubious Seed

      Dubious Seed

      پیش سال

      Because animation uses color and imagery that real life movies can't imitate.

  61. Naomi Hollander

    Naomi Hollander

    پیش سال

    I love watership down, I read the book much later than watching the film. It isnt a U rated film and shouldn't be but it's a good story! It brings a real life out look on the struggles of animals people dont even think about. Despite the violence I think the rabbits goals are very beautiful. The animation is gorgeous and a type of animation that has all but disappeared, I watched this at the age of 8 and yes it scared me but it never disturbed me. Its life and death.

  62. hsua v

    hsua v

    پیش سال

    in America it's a pg. but still it should be a pg- 13 or 12 in the uk

  63. hsua v

    hsua v

    پیش سال

    y e s

  64. Nicola Walton

    Nicola Walton

    پیش سال

    Seagull definitely said 'Piss off' in the book. Other notable sayings include Bigwig telling the General to 'eat shit' in bunny language.

  65. Sebastian 127

    Sebastian 127

    پیش سال

    It should have been a mature rated film or 12 in uk

  66. Eric Tezino

    Eric Tezino

    پیش سال

    So that about the you rating the correction of will you said Peppa pig getting taken to the slaughterhouse or Thomas runs over man in a bloody mess that's gone way too far you gone way too far but that's for younger audiences

  67. Eric Tezino

    Eric Tezino

    پیش سال

    Seriously they lie to me they said the only words that a uraining is hell and dam

  68. Libby Lockwood

    Libby Lockwood

    پیش سال

    I watched this film when I was 9 and it gave me nightmares for weeks, not even the parts about the rabbits being ripped apart and all the blood... it was that shadow rabbit that kept floating about... scared the shit out of me... lots of sleepless nights due to this film, I’m 17 no and watching it again the other week it still scares me... should be atleast a 12

  69. Kondase

    Kondase

    پیش سال

    You're comment about doing research is very accurate. I don't have kids but there are things I wish to avoid in my movie and gaming entertainment. The only time I do research is when it has a high rating - mostly R/M but sometimes PG-13/T as well. They serve as warnings that I might not like the content and I appreciate them. I don't appreciate being mis-led into thinking they won't bother me at all.

  70. Mr. Aruruアルルさん

    Mr. Aruruアルルさん

    پیش سال

    YES!

  71. Blake Davies-Fuller

    Blake Davies-Fuller

    پیش سال

    This film traumatised me. My dad read me the book and got me the film. The film terrified me as I struggled to process why the rabbits were dying. I think the plot is brilliant and the film is a work of art, however the U rating and how it’s associated with children is my issue.

  72. K

    K

    پیش سال

    Why the hell did i hear bitch of? 🤣

  73. amae

    amae

    پیش سال

    I have had flashbacks to this film when looking at rabbits drawn in a similar style, this should not be a U

  74. Sean P

    Sean P

    پیش سال

    It's important to teach children life isn't like children's TV sugarcoats it to be. It is uncomfortable and everything has consequences etc. As well as important environmental messages. I'm glad they left it U for the reason. This artificial reality world isn't helping society.

  75. Marina Alar

    Marina Alar

    پیش سال

    7:00, or what if there was an episode in the lion guard showing a pack of hyenas ripping an antelope to shreds?

  76. Eric Tezino

    Eric Tezino

    پیش سال

    I love watching watership down and for your America viewers it's a PG rating thank God

  77. Kardboard Kenny

    Kardboard Kenny

    پیش سال

    the prob is that parents want the gov to do the work of the parents.

  78. ScreamingAllTheTime

    ScreamingAllTheTime

    پیش سال

    I think a lot of this is from Americans who watch your videos. A U in the UK is NOT comparable to a G in the US. Some G movies are pretty heavy here especially since it gets slapped on older films.

  79. the angle to side of sauce

    the angle to side of sauce

    پیش سال

    And I thought The Incredibles being rated U was wrong.

  80. Sanchez12345

    Sanchez12345

    پیش سال

    Made in abyss gets a 15, yet a film about bunnies getting slaughtered gets a U. Wtf

  81. Look At Life Studios

    Look At Life Studios

    پیش سال

    Why Is It A U It Should Be A PG 13 Or Rated R Maby Rated R

    • Texy88

      Texy88

      پیش 7 ماه

      @Amber Alvia I know, which is why I said that we don’t have PG-13 and R here - the original poster said that it should have been one of those instead of a “U” (which we have but the US does not), so the original post contains an unfortunate mix of certificates from two countries (U from here in the UK, and PG-13 and R, which the USA has but we do not).

    • Amber Alvia

      Amber Alvia

      پیش 7 ماه

      The movie did not classified as R in the here in the states, it either rated PG or PG-13.

    • Amber Alvia

      Amber Alvia

      پیش 7 ماه

      @Texy88 only your country has the 12, 15 or 18.

    • Amber Alvia

      Amber Alvia

      پیش 7 ماه

      *Maybe

    • Texy88

      Texy88

      پیش سال

      We don’t have PG-13 and R here in the UK.

  82. Moons_

    Moons_

    پیش سال

    Definitely a PG

    • Amber Alvia

      Amber Alvia

      پیش 7 ماه

      Agreed.

  83. xDoggo_Edits

    xDoggo_Edits

    پیش سال

    1900's kid movies are best movies

  84. SPYCO TRIGGS

    SPYCO TRIGGS

    پیش سال

    Fuck the BBFC all I'm saying is it should be reclassified as u say PG I can accept that Steve 🙂👍

  85. SPYCO TRIGGS

    SPYCO TRIGGS

    پیش سال

    There is a violent pilot episode of Thomas the tank engin see if u can find it 🙂👍

  86. SPYCO TRIGGS

    SPYCO TRIGGS

    پیش سال

    This film should be a 15 I think 🙂👍

  87. christian monturano II

    christian monturano II

    پیش سال

    U also see those Japanese animated. Films like Akira that has an R I think

    • Texy88

      Texy88

      پیش سال

      We don’t have R here in the UK. _Akira_ has a 15 certificate here.

    • Michael Do

      Michael Do

      پیش سال

      Akira is definitely rated R. I take it you don't watch a lot of anime, am I right?

  88. christian monturano II

    christian monturano II

    پیش سال

    So u is the same as G morons I think kids under 6 shouldn't watch tom and jerry no blood in tom and Jerry wow right when I. thought of tom and Jerry u said it. tom and Jerry is the most violent slap stick but whatership down should be pg 13 not even pg

  89. christian monturano II

    christian monturano II

    پیش سال

    No u stupid morons it should be rated. pg 13 nothing wrong for. kids. ya ok This is my fav animated film of all time but it is violentsx

  90. Eva die Sozitante

    Eva die Sozitante

    پیش سال

    in germany it gets an "FSK 6" means its for kids over 6 years old

  91. MJ Pilot

    MJ Pilot

    پیش سال

    have you ever seen the series (2000-2001) I find that less horrifying and Woundwart more cooler and sometimes funny. You really should check it out.

  92. SnakeStaffMagic

    SnakeStaffMagic

    پیش سال

    He says Piss off in the book too

  93. SnakeStaffMagic

    SnakeStaffMagic

    پیش سال

    The only inclination of violence on the dvd cover are the small blood scratch marks on Captain Holly if you look closely....that's it.

  94. SnakeStaffMagic

    SnakeStaffMagic

    پیش سال

    Before I even begin watching your video...YES YES IT IS!!! IVE ALWAYS WONDERED WHY ITS UNIVERSAL AND HAS KNOW WARNINGS ON THE DVD. THE ARTWORK ON THE DVD FRONT LOOKS KID FRIENDLY!! Ok nowI'll watch the video. Lol

  95. PrettyAlrightGamer

    PrettyAlrightGamer

    پیش سال

    On the IRL rating it says 12. Oof. I go with them.

  96. M3662

    M3662

    پیش سال

    I saw this film when I was around five. I haven't re-watched it since, and I can still in clear detail remember the scene when the rabbits are buried alive and corpses are clogging the tunnels. It left quite the impression.

  97. Danielle Reid

    Danielle Reid

    پیش سال

    According to IMDb when Watership Down aired uncut on US tv it was rated TV MA.

  98. Mister Thirteen

    Mister Thirteen

    پیش سال

    Honestly, I find the buried alive scene to be terrifying.. like a nightmare

  99. Chiron A

    Chiron A

    پیش سال

    The scene with the suffocating rabbits sent shivers down my spine. I can already see young me being quite traumatized by this. Quite traumatized indeed.

  100. mtta24

    mtta24

    پیش سال

    My mom bought me this film when I was younger and I was definitely shock at how violent it was.

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