Hello, and thanks for visiting this website.
I want to find out about your experiences and opinions as a viewer of Asian Extreme cinema. Right now there are a lot of claims circulating in the UK about why people watch different forms of ‘extreme’ cinema, and what this might do to them. These claims often involve assumptions about film audiences that aren’t based on any actual research. Through this questionnaire I aim to gather viewers’ own understandings of what they enjoy in Asian Extreme films.
The research is the focus of my PhD which I’m conducting at Aberystwyth University, supervised by Professor Martin Barker and Dr Kate Egan. It is part of a collaborative project with the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). This means that I will have the chance to present my research findings to the BBFC, once they are complete. But the actual research is being designed and conducted entirely independently. I also guarantee that anything you tell me will be fully anonymised in everything I say and write.
At the beginning of the questionnaire you’ll see I’ve listed ten Asian Extreme films. I’m aware that there are lots of films I’ve missed off this list. These ten films have been chosen either because of their popularity, or because of censorship issues they’ve raised. Sorry if I’ve missed out your favourite film, but this way I can make sure that my research will be of direct relevance to the BBFC.
If you’d like to read a fuller account of my research, please click here before proceeding to the questionnaire.
I very much hope you enjoy completing this questionnaire and appreciate the time you are putting aside to do this. Thank you.