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Classification review announced for the film Hellboy

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The Classification Review Board has received an application to review the classification of the film, Hellboy.

Hellboy was classified R 18+ with the consumer advice ‘High impact violence, blood and gore’ by the Classification Board on 26 March 2019.

The Classification Review Board will meet on 5 April 2019 to consider the application. The decision and reasons will later be published on the Classification Website.

If an individual or organisation wishes to apply for standing as an interested party to this review, please write to the Convenor of the Review Board. The names of interested parties will be disclosed in the Review Board’s final decision report, unless requested otherwise.

The closing date to lodge your application for standing as an interested party and any submissions is 3 April 2019. Please note that the Review Board can only consider submissions about Hellboy itself and not any other matters relating to film classification policy or issues generally.

Submissions should be emailed to crb@classification.gov.au or sent to:

The Convenor
Classification Review Board
Locked Bag 3
HAYMARKET NSW 1240

The Classification Review Board is an independent merits review body. It makes a fresh classification decision upon receipt of an application for review. The Classification Review Board decision takes the place of the original decision made by the Classification Board.

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