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China Film Group Corporation

1999
China Film Group Corporation

China

The China Film Group Corporation (CFGC, Zhongguo dianying jituan gongsi) begins its history with the establishment in 1951 of the China Film Management Corporation.
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Shintaro Ishihara

1999
Shintaro Ishihara

Japan

Shintarō Ishihara (1932- ) penned the novellas upon which the famous taiyōzoku, or sun-tribe, films of 1956 were based, and is thus partly responsible for that lasting image of mid-century Japanese youth.
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Battle Royale

2000
Battle Royale

Japan

In Battle Royale, class 3-B participates in a national ritual legitimated by the  “Millennium Education Reform Act”, under which one class of students are taken to a remote island each year and required to fight one another to the death.
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Perfect Dark: Rated M (Mature 17+)

2000
Perfect Dark: Rated M (Mature 17+)

United States

Perfect Dark was released in North America on 22 May 2000 for the Nintendo 64 console. It was the first game on a Nintendo console to receive an M (Mature 17+) rating under the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) system.
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Banned Video Games in Brazil

2001
Banned Video Games in Brazil

Brazil

Despite protections for freedom of expression, Brazil has banned numerous video games, typically through judicial decisions.
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Suicide Club

2001
Suicide Club

Japan

Suicide Club (Jisatsu Sākuru, 2001) begins with 54 teenage schoolgirls collectively counting down from three before jumping to their deaths from a Shinjuku station platform in front of a rush hour train.
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Dil Chahta Hai

2001
Dil Chahta Hai

India

A story about romantic and homosocial relationships for upper-middle-class young men at the end of college, it is notable for being set in both Mumbai and Sydney.
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Rating Role-Playing Games

2002
Rating Role-Playing Games

Brazil

Brazil is the only country examined in this project that requires compulsory age rating for role-playing games (RPGs).
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Honey Room and Obscenity

2002
Honey Room and Obscenity

Vijay Anand Resigns From the CBFC

2002
Vijay Anand Resigns From the CBFC

India

The Hindi filmmaker Vijay Anand resigned as the Chairman of the Central Board of Film Classification on 13 July 2002 after less than one year of a three-year term.
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