I've a quick question about the BBFC. Given the fast turnaround of NEW films from cinematic to home video release (the average gap between each release being 6-8 months) why do such films have to be re-certified by the BBFC? I can understand that on odd occasions it is desirable for the film to have a different rating for home viewing, and I can also understand that older films will have to go through the classification process for home releases. However, surely each NEW film could be dual certified when first submitted for theatrical showing: eg "Film certified '15' for theatrical viewing for sex and violence and 15 for Home viewing for sex and violence" Such actions would result in savings for distributors which could well be critical for getting films with limited exposure and (therefore) low projected sell-through sales onto DVD. However, I suspect over the years the British certification system has evolved into what is, in effect, a government mandated 'tax' on film distributors and insisting recently certified films are resubmitted for home release is simply done to collect more money.