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2nd May '16 3:18:25 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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You pop in the disc (or crack the cover) and find, surprise surprise, that the series hasn't really changed at all. What's changed is how its content is ''seen''. [[InformedObscenity Something that might have been perfectly innocuous and acceptable]] [[ValuesDissonance 20 or 10 or even five years ago is now regarded as]] [[FelonyMisdemeanor unspeakably heinous]] and instant grounds for a rating bump. Even if everything else in the series is all rainbows and unicorns.

This can be {{justified|Trope}} as [[UsefulNotes/MediaClassifications ratings systems]] grow more robust over time, introducing more tiers of ratings and allowing for more accurate classification. More {{egregious}} cases can be chalked up to [[KnightTemplar overzealous]] {{Media Watchdog}}s.

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You pop in the disc (or crack the cover) and find, surprise surprise, that the series hasn't really changed at all. What's changed is how its content is ''seen''. [[InformedObscenity Something that might have been perfectly innocuous and acceptable]] [[ValuesDissonance 20 or 10 or even five years ago is now regarded as]] [[FelonyMisdemeanor unspeakably heinous]] and instant automatic grounds for a rating bump. Even bump, even if everything else in the series is all rainbows and unicorns.

unicorns. This can be {{justified|Trope}} also happens as [[UsefulNotes/MediaClassifications ratings systems]] grow more robust over time, introducing more tiers of ratings and allowing for more accurate precise classification. More {{egregious}} cases can be chalked up to [[KnightTemplar overzealous]] {{Media Watchdog}}s.
Watchdog}}s and MoralGuardians.
2nd May '16 3:09:58 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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-->--'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's''' [[Recap/TheNostalgiaCriticS9E3 review]] of ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}''

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-->--'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's''' -->--'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic''''s [[Recap/TheNostalgiaCriticS9E3 review]] of ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}''
2nd May '16 3:09:09 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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-->--'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic''''s [[Recap/TheNostalgiaCriticS9E3 review]] of ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}''

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-->--'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic''''s -->--'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's''' [[Recap/TheNostalgiaCriticS9E3 review]] of ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}''
2nd May '16 3:08:48 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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-->--'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's''' [[Recap/TheNostalgiaCriticS9E3 review]] of ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}''

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-->--'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's''' -->--'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic''''s [[Recap/TheNostalgiaCriticS9E3 review]] of ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}''
2nd May '16 3:08:21 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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-->--'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic''''s [[Recap/TheNostalgiaCriticS9E3 review]] of ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}''

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-->--'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic''''s -->--'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's''' [[Recap/TheNostalgiaCriticS9E3 review]] of ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}''
2nd May '16 3:08:06 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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-->--'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's''' [[Recap/TheNostalgiaCriticS9E3 review]] of ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}''

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-->--'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's''' -->--'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic''''s [[Recap/TheNostalgiaCriticS9E3 review]] of ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}''
2nd May '16 3:07:50 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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->'''Mom:''' [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids But can't we get in trouble for showing our kids that?]]\\
'''Malcolm:''' No problem. Most [[TheEighties eighties]] films have a [[UsefulNotes/MediaClassifications PG rating]], but that was back when it actually stood for something. Nowadays it stands for "[[AvoidTheDreadedGRating Practically G]]," so you can plead naïve innocence to your cruelty.
-->--'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's''' [[Recap/TheNostalgiaCriticS9E3 review]] of ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}''



* This trope is at the heart of the "Han Shot First" controversy surrounding the ''Franchise/StarWars'' Special Edition. The scene in ''Episode IV: Film/ANewHope'' where Han shoots Greedo after being threatened by him flew under the censors' radar back in 1977, but would have bumped the rating up to PG-13 two decades later. So the scene was edited so that Greedo shot first, and thus the backlash was born. Especially hilarious because the film was almost rated "G" -- yes, ''G'' -- back in 1977. (This despite the fact that it features charred corpses, a bloody severed arm, multiple violent deaths, and a "heroic" character who starts out as a {{Jerkass}} smuggler.)

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* This trope is may very well be at the heart of the "Han Shot First" "[[TheDogShotFirst Han shot first]]" controversy surrounding the ''Franchise/StarWars'' Special Edition. The scene in ''Episode IV: Film/ANewHope'' where ''Film/ANewHope'' when Han shoots Greedo after being threatened by him flew under the censors' radar back in 1977, but would have could've bumped the rating up to PG-13 two decades later. So later after the PG-13 rating was created. Thus, some people speculate that this is why the scene was edited so that Greedo shot first, and thus the backlash was born. Especially first. This is especially hilarious because the film was almost rated "G" -- yes, ''G'' -- back in 1977. (This This despite the fact that it features charred corpses, a bloody severed arm, multiple violent deaths, ''genocide'', and a "heroic" character who starts out as a {{Jerkass}} smuggler.)



* The ''Film/HarryPotter'' movies have been inexplicably shuffled throughout rating systems around the world. For example, ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'' received a PG rating in the United States even though it was arguably more disturbing than [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire previous]] [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix entries]] in the series that were rated PG-13.



* In France, [[http://malcolminthemiddle.wikia.com/wiki/Age_ratings some episodes]] of Malcolm in the Middle received a -10 rating (Not recommended for children under 10'', but [[http://www.amazon.com/Malcolm-Middle-Season-Frankie-Muniz/dp/B00006G8J7 the DVD]] was rated U (for all audiences).

** Inverted in the case of Breaking Bad, another series with Bryan Cranston. Most episodes are rated -12 (Not recomended for children under 12), the French equivalent of TV-MA [[note]] There are actually two ratings beyond a -12-- -16 and -18, but in practice, most shows rated TV-MA in the United States do not go beyond a -12 unless they are ''really'' gory. [[/note]]. However, the DVD version of the show is rated for all audiences, and merely carries a parental advisory (accord parental)

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* In France, [[http://malcolminthemiddle.wikia.com/wiki/Age_ratings some episodes]] of Malcolm in the Middle ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' received a -10 rating (Not recommended for children under 10'', but [[http://www.amazon.com/Malcolm-Middle-Season-Frankie-Muniz/dp/B00006G8J7 the DVD]] was rated U (for all audiences). \n\n
** Inverted in the case of Breaking Bad, ''Series/BreakingBad'', another series with Bryan Cranston. Most episodes are rated -12 (Not recomended for children under 12), the French equivalent of TV-MA [[note]] There are actually two ratings beyond a -12-- -16 and -18, but in practice, most shows rated TV-MA in the United States do not go beyond a -12 unless they are ''really'' gory. [[/note]]. However, the DVD version of the show is rated for all audiences, and merely carries a parental advisory (accord parental)
30th Apr '16 10:07:22 PM Assassin-sensei
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* ''Anime/GraveOfTheFireflies'' was bumped up from a "6" to a "9" in the Netherlands in 2011 due to a complaint about how depressing the film was.




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* An episode of ''Series/DoctorPhil'' which showcased rather violent abuse had its age rating bumped from a "9" to a "16" on later airings in the Netherlands. The NICAM also fined the TV station 12,000 for originally airing it with a "9".
29th Apr '16 3:33:42 PM Assassin-sensei
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* ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts''' original PlayStation 2 copies in the UK carry an "OK 11+" label. More recent copies will carry the game's PEGI rating, a downgrade to a PEGI 7.
* ''VideoGame/RabbidsGoHome'' was actually planned to be recalled after only a few weeks on the market in Europe due to its content being reevaluated. However, it only ended up receiving a new cover with a PEGI 12 rating as opposed to a 7.
26th Apr '16 6:59:29 PM Assassin-sensei
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* ''Film/ParanormalActivity'' was initially crossrated from Australia in New Zealand with an M rating for offensive language. Due to complaints, it was reviewed by the New Zealand ratings board and was rerated R16 for horror scenes and offensive language.
* ''Film/AChristmasCarol2009'' was rerated from PG to M in New Zealand due to parental complaints about some disturbing scenes in the film.
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