Jaws is a 1975 US thriller by Steven Spielberg. With Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss. See IMDb.
The film is set for a re-release as part of the celebration for the 100th Anniversary of Universal.
But as if to celebrate a modern age of extreme child protection, the BBFC have upped the age rating to a 12A for cinema release.
Previously the BBFC have rated the film as PG (known as ‘A’ when the film was first released) from 1975 until the 25th Anniversary DVD released in 2000. The same version was released without BBFC input in 2005.
But now its 12A rated for moderate threat and occasional gory moments.
No doubt the BBFC will point out that had a 12 rating existed in 1975 then Jaws would have been rated as 12 all along.