Only cut on TV: Here you get “London Has Fallen” really uncut! – Cinema News

RTL 2 is showing “London Has Fallen” on October 30, 2020 – in prime time at 8:15 p.m. and therefore only in the heavily edited version. If you want to see the bloody actioner uncut, there are alternatives.


With disaster films and bloody action thrillers, “300” star Gerard Butler seems to have found his niche in recent years – not least with the help of Antoine Fuqua’s “Olympus Has Fallen”, which has already resulted in two sequels. And the first of these – “London Has Fallen” – will be broadcast on RTL 2 on October 30th at 8:15 p.m.

Per se, we’d also recommend it to all fans of straight-forward, old-school, brutal action films – because we liked Presidential bodyguard Mike Banning’s (Butler) second adventure better than its predecessor.

The FILMSTARTS review of “London Has Fallen”

With the slot for prime time, however, that was done right away, because “London Has Fallen” will only be shown on TV this Friday.

You have better chances on November 1st. Because on Sunday the FSK 16 film (also on RTL2) only runs at 10:25 p.m. – and at that time the uncut version can also be broadcast.

This is missing in the cut version of “London Has Fallen”

“London Has Fallen” is quite a bloody affair, and it was no coincidence that it received an adult rating (R rating) in the USA. The villains are not only brutally executed in rows with a hail of bullets, but also get a knife in the eye. In any case, they didn’t save on blood here – at 8:15 p.m. you don’t get to see too much of it, though.

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According to the experts at the scissors were used a total of 83 (!) times for the shortened TV version. The almost four missing minutes consist mostly of violent censorship, but here and there a swear word falls under the table. You get a detailed overview of what is actually missing in the cut report.

Alternative: Netflix, DVD & Co.

If you don’t want to wait for the later uncut broadcast, you can currently watch the film uncut on Netflix. Unfortunately, the streaming giant does not offer the predecessor “Olympus Has Fallen” or the successor “Angel Has Fallen”.

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In addition, you can now get the film not only on DVD and Blu-ray, but also on 4K Blu-ray in Ultra HD. But no matter which medium you watch “London Has Fallen” on – all contain the uncut version of the bloody orgy of carnage and thus offer a better alternative to today’s prime time broadcast on TV.

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