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Hong Kong Motion Picture Rating System

Sexually explicit photo left in film festival brochure

Brochures containing a sexually explicit still from a foreign film have been accidentally distributed to the public by organisers of the Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF).

Monday, 2 April, 2012, 12:00am


What do you think of changes to the plan for the Central Police Station?

I agree with Bill Greaves (Talkback, July 24) that the Herzog & de Meuron glass scaffold is unsuitable for the Central Police Station compound. The architecture is worthy of a more prominent site that would do justice to the design, which has the possibility of becoming a Hong Kong icon.

29 Jul 2008 - 12:00am


Do you know of any skate parks in Hong Kong apart from The YMCA and X-Skate? My friend told me there is a place called the Causeway Bay Bowl. Also do you know of any proper skate shops?


17 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Parental choice for Category II

We refer to the letter on April 24 'Shocking sight in cinema' in the South China Morning Post.

The Television and Entertainment Licensing authority of Hong Kong has clearly set film classification into four categories. The four classifications are applicable to film, videotape and laser disc. The classifications are: Category I : Suitable for all ages.

11 May 1999 - 12:00am

Gripping saga of movie censorship

Intrigue! Slashers! Deception in high places! Big-screen drama in glorious Technicolour! Yes, you'll find it all in a real-life Hong Kong saga that is as suspenseful as anything you see at your local cinema.

The story of film censorship in Hong Kong shows just how long political distortion has been present in Hong Kong.

8 May 1999 - 12:00am

Classification is advisory

Victoria Gibbons was surprised to find a child in a cinema showing the Category II, (not suitable for children) film and queried why the child had not been denied access by the cinema management (South China Morning Post, May 9).

I wish to clarify the situation for her with reference to the Film Censorship Ordinance.

15 May 1996 - 12:00am

Refunds for Category III films

A TOTAL of nine films in the 19th Hong Kong International Film Festival have been classified as Category III after the programme booklets went to press.

Ticket-holders aged under 18 should seek refunds. The movies are Priest, The Promise, Postman, Clerks, Lamarca, The Red Lotus Society, Family, Woyzeck and To You, From Me .

5 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Another example of homophobia

AS an avid cinema-goer I read with interest the article in the South China Morning Post, on January 10 reporting on the new film classification system proposed by the Television and Entertainment Licensing Authority (TELA).

In the past I have been both irritated and bewildered by their haphazard method of film classification.

16 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Films to carry new warnings

A REVAMP of the film classification system will see Category II movies carry new warnings designed to help parents choose films for children.

Category II movies - which now carry the warning 'not suitable for children' - will be split into two sub-categories, under proposed changes to film censorship laws announced yesterday.

5 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Public holds key to film advert cuts

STEAMY, horrific or down right rude advertisements for feature films could be censored if the public responds strongly enough to a survey by the Television and Entertainment Licensing Authority (TELA).

The public is being asked for the first time whether they want TELA's power of film censorship to extend into advertising outside the cinema or in newspapers.

30 Oct 1993 - 12:00am