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I recently watched Black Swan on TV. I've seen the movie in the theatre as well. I was surprised to discover that the nail skin peel scene wasn't in the TV broadcast.

Is it possible I watched a 'toned down' version of the film?

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Edits of movies for different media, to conform to different durations, or other constraints such as 'toning down' are common. Some TV channels have strict regulations about sex, violence or language. Even without that, scenes may be cut to fit within an ideal time slot. –  iandotkelly Feb 24 '13 at 1:44
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@iandotkelly - Sounds like an answer I'd like to accept. ;) –  Kriem Feb 24 '13 at 9:12
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Wiat, isn't that censorship? –  invalid_id Mar 3 at 9:57
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Many movies are cut down for content and time to be shown on TV. Here's a description of the phenomenon, known as Bowdlerization.

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