Questions concering the censorship of movies or TV-shows, its reasons, and implications for the resulting movie and the audience.

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Am I only missing nudity and violence?

I watch Game of Thrones on HBO in Singapore. The nudity I have heard so much about has been completely cut and I assume some of the more graphic violence has also been cut. The editing seems to be a ...
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Why does The Magicians include so much un-airable dialogue?

The Magicians is a SyFy original series based on a fantasy book of the same name. It's essentially a deconstruction of the young-adult fantasy genre, aimed squarely at grown ups (it includes obvious ...
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Did the line about Krishna get altered in X-Men: Apocalypse?

In the X-Men: Apocalypse trailer, we hear the following line being spoken by Apocalypse: I've been called many things in many lifetimes- Ra, Krishna, Yahweh." ...
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Was the 2012 Finnish film Iron Sky shown in full in Germany despite the multiple uses of Swastikas?

The Nazi comedy-satire movie Iron Sky features numerous swastikas throughout - on uniforms, buildings, artworks etc. As per German law post-war: The German and Austrian postwar criminal code ...
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How are audio tracks censored on TV?

When the audio track is censored for a TV audience, the "inappropriate" dialogue is sometimes dubbed over with more appropriate words. I'm just curious how this is done exactly. Do movie studios ...
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Has a TV showrunner ever blamed U.S. television content rating standards for compromising his/her creative vision?

The Motion Picture Association of America is sometimes blamed by filmmakers and film producers for hampering creative vision. However, the U.S. television content rating standards (or TV parental ...
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Have any directors insisted on a “no cuts, no dubs, no censorship” policy?

I know that some directors insist on having the final cut privilege. But taking it further, have any directors (or studios for that matter, however unlikely it is) insisted on a "no cuts, no dubs, no ...
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Did Harrison Ford ever pay back Conan? Did he call the show “sh**”?

In a 2013 interview with the legendary actor Harrison Ford, Conan O'Brien attempts to bribe the actor with 1,000 dollars. (Yes, I know it's a sketch, but bear with me) Conan: This is a real $1,...
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Is there any censorship board present for films and TV shows for Hollywood?

There is Censor Board for films produced in India. It assigns certifications to films, television shows, television ads, and publications for exhibition, sale or hire in India. Films can be publicly ...
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Indian movie censorship guideline

I know few things which are restricted in Indian movies: Showing the face of president Showing that the prime minister is corrupt. Are there any other things that a creator of a movie has to ...
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When did Matt and Trey stop intentionally censoring South Park with bleeps?

I am aware Matt and Trey intentionally censored South Park, but for some time, southparkstudios.com has been offering uncensored versions of the show about a week or two after airing on TV. And, ...
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Considering bans on Nazi imagery, how are fictional works featuring such imagery treated in countries which outlaw said imagery?

Movies about Nazis are quite common in American cinema. Hollywood produces one a year on average. These movies tend to be block busters that are distributed for international markets. A few widely ...
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What are the reasons behind the shorter Italian version of Cool Hand Luke?

I might have seen Cool Hand Luke, as a kid for the first time on Italian TV, probably when I was 10-12 years old (so we're talking about 1984-86) when the movie was already a classic (although in the ...
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Why was Angel Dust's breast not shown during her fight?

During her fight with Colossus, Angel Dust has some issues with her garment and her breast is supposed to be visible, but the camera angle is ostensibly chosen to hide this from the viewer (there is a ...
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How come Top Gear (UK) has swearing in season 22?

I've watched Top Gear (UK) for all its 21 seasons. Recently, season 22 started airing and I managed to catch the first episode. What surprised me is that it is rated as TV-MA and they have explicit ...
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Why are brand names in Hindi TV series censored?

I was watching a Hindi TV series and I found many instances of brand identity, like cars or mobile phones, are censored. This was not the only time I noticed it; I've seen it two or three more times. ...
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Why was the swearing taken out of “Gods and Monsters” in American horror story?

In American Horror story: Freak show Elsa Mars sings a version of Lana Del Rey's "Gods and Monsters" in which, amongst other things, all of the bad language is changed for more... suitable(?) language....
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Are premium channels censored in visuals or in words used?

I pay extra to get all the premium movie channels my TV provider (Charter Communications) offers. These include a slew of HBO, Cinemax, Starz, Encore, Epix and whatever commercial free movie channels (...
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What legal measures do real persons/families/groups have to impose “prior restraint” on aspects of a film?

Can persons or families of deceased persons use legal methods to impose "prior restraint" on aspects of a planned film about them they don't like, such as JFK, or Kurt Cobain? And what if the matters ...
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Is Deadpool censored?

I wanted to know if there's more than one version of Deadpool (censored or not) and if it is the exact same movie, except for language differences, in every country.