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25th Mar '17 11:22:17 AM Assassin-sensei
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* In British Columbia, a live-action ''Franchise/LoveLive'' concert movie was rated PG as opposed to G (as the subtitled anime film had been) entirely due to the lack of subtitles. As the ratings board wasn't able to determine if the dialogue had any bad language in it, they gave it a PG "just to be safe".



* ''VideoGame/ReadOnlyMemories'' was initially rated M by the ESRB, however was rerated T when ported to consoles. The main difference in the ratings descriptions for the two ratings is "Strong Language" and "Mild Language", despite a character named Starfucker being present in both.

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* ''VideoGame/ReadOnlyMemories'' was initially rated M by the ESRB, however was rerated T when ported to consoles. The main difference in the ratings descriptions for the two ratings is "Strong Language" and "Mild Language", despite a character named Starfucker being present in both. It was ''again'' rerated as M after the developer was attacked by trolls due to his political beliefs on Twitter; one of the things these trolls did was complain about the presence of the word 'fuck' in a T-rated game, officially getting the ESRB to review and once again rerate the game.
17th Mar '17 6:06:48 PM Assassin-sensei
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* In Ireland, the IFCO has a specific '16' borderline category for cinema. Once these films are released on DVD, they must be rerated '15' or '18' - examples include ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods'' (rated 15 on DVD), ''Literature/GoneGirl'' (rated 15 on DVD), and ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' (rated 18 on DVD).



* Channel 10 in Australia [[http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/threesome-lands-ten-in-hot-water-20080718-3hcw.html got in trouble]] for showing an edited version of the ''Series/{{Californication}}'' episode "The Devil's Threesome" with an [=MA15+=] rating, as they claimed even the edited version should have been rated [=R18+=]. Despite this, the uncensored version of the episode was released as [=MA15+=] on DVD.

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* Channel 10 in Australia [[http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/threesome-lands-ten-in-hot-water-20080718-3hcw.html got in trouble]] for showing an edited version of the ''Series/{{Californication}}'' episode "The Devil's Threesome" with an [=MA15+=] rating, as they the ACMA claimed even the edited version should have been rated [=R18+=]. Despite this, the uncensored version of the episode was released as [=MA15+=] on DVD.
17th Mar '17 4:40:34 PM LondonKdS
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** More generally it seems to be completely random whether the home video releases of 1963-89 stories got a U or a PG rating. There are U rated stories which fans will tell you have much more horrific content than many stories that got PG. Over the years, there does seem to have been a trend to more restrictive rating.

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** More generally it seems to be completely random whether the home video releases of 1963-89 stories got a U or a PG rating. There are U rated stories which fans will tell you have much more horrific content than many stories that got PG. Over the years, there does seem to have been a trend to more restrictive rating. One of the most notorious examples was "Pyramids Of Mars", which got a U rating despite its extremely creepy atmosphere and extremely horrific moments (in particular Marcus Scarman's body suddenly and rapidly rotting after Sutekh stops possessing it).
16th Mar '17 11:47:20 AM Assassin-sensei
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* The rating for ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' was changed by the BBFC from PG to 12A in 2012 on theatrical rerelease. This is because when the film was originally classified, there was no 12A/12 rating, and the BBFC didn't feel it was strong enough for a 15.




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* Channel 10 in Australia [[http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/threesome-lands-ten-in-hot-water-20080718-3hcw.html got in trouble]] for showing an edited version of the ''Series/{{Californication}}'' episode "The Devil's Threesome" with an [=MA15+=] rating, as they claimed even the edited version should have been rated [=R18+=]. Despite this, the uncensored version of the episode was released as [=MA15+=] on DVD.
12th Mar '17 2:48:17 PM AreYouTyler
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* The Russian government threatened to ban ''Film/{{Beauty and the Beast|2017}}'' for [[spoiler:containing an openly gay character]], but the film will be released there anyways with a 16+ rating.



** The first airing on TV in Mexico had an oddly-strict B (ages 12 and up) rating and aired in the late evening. Reruns on other channels gave it a more proper A (all ages) rating.

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** The first airing on TV in Mexico had an oddly-strict B (ages 12 and up) rating and aired in the late evening.evening, possibly because the channel thought its content would be similar to ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Reruns on other channels gave it a more proper A (all ages) rating.
5th Mar '17 11:54:20 AM rjd1922
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* The remake of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' entitled ''Negima?!'' which was supposed to be closer to the manga got a TV-MA in America while the original series, rated TV-PG, had more fan service and suggestive scenes. New Zealand averts this by giving the original series an M and the remake a PG.

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* The remake of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' entitled ''Negima?!'' ''Anime/NegimaSecondSeason'' which was supposed to be closer to the manga got a TV-MA in America while the original series, rated TV-PG, had more fan service fanservice and suggestive scenes. New Zealand averts this by giving the original series an M and the remake a PG.
3rd Mar '17 2:26:50 PM Assassin-sensei
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* While ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' was rated 14A in all Canadian provinces except Quebec, it was shown on youth channel YTV completely uncut with a PG rating.


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* ''Film/TheBirthOfANation1915'' has been rerated in several countries due to its racist thematic material. In the UK, it was originally released with a 'U' rating, which is now a 15. In Australia, the rating was changed from PG to M on rerelease. Both the BBFC and OFLC note racism as the reason for the rating change.
12th Feb '17 12:08:17 PM Assassin-sensei
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Weekend at Burnsie's" (from season 13) was rated TV-14 for drug use/drug humor[[note]]even though the censors specifically told Al Jean to get rid of all the scenes of Homer smoking medical marijuana[[/note]] and some bloody violence[[note]]Mr. Burns bleeding while Homer and Smithers use him as a marionette[[/note]] when it premiered. In syndication, it has a TV-PG rating for violence (V) and suggestive dialogue (D).

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episode "Weekend at Burnsie's" (from season 13) was rated TV-14 for drug use/drug humor[[note]]even though the censors specifically told Al Jean to get rid of all the scenes of Homer smoking medical marijuana[[/note]] and some bloody violence[[note]]Mr. Burns bleeding while Homer and Smithers use him as a marionette[[/note]] when it premiered. In syndication, it has a TV-PG rating for violence (V) and suggestive dialogue (D).(D).
** The episode "Natural Born Kissers" originally aired in Australia at a special "adults only" timeslot. Repeats have aired at the regular timeslot with the same PG rating as most other episodes.
2nd Feb '17 1:09:32 AM BigKlingy
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* ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'' was altered for the 3DS version specifically to [[AvertedTrope avoid this trope]]. The PS2 version originally had an A rating (All ages) in Japan, but by the time of the re-release, [[ValuesDissonance the same content would've warranted a higher rating]], so some {{Stripperiffic}} outfits and violent scenes had to be altered to keep an A rating.
30th Jan '17 5:55:18 AM Ccook1956
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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' was always rated TV-Y7 (FV). When the DVD of the original series came out, it was branded "PG" for the inclusion of the Whoopass Girls short.
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