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Yes, dialogue referring to the Hindu God Krishna was removed from the final cut of the film. From this article (which I've edited down somewhat); Hindus are thankful to 20th Century Fox and Director Bryan Singer for deleting reference to Lord Krishna in the movie “X-Men: Apocalypse”.   Hindu statesman Rajan Zed wrote to 20th Century Fox in ...


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Because that's how people naturally talk, and they don't want to use bowdlerized curses (Take that Farscape/BSG!). From the Show Runner Sera Gamble's twitter. I'm sure Syfy, as a non-broadcast network, knows it can use curses with impunity, but choses not to. They probably have some internal rules about context as well (fleeting curses vs sex references ...


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Personally I don't think the show would be worth watching without the sex and violence, but that might just be me. To actually answer your question though I think many of the sex scenes actually establish character and subtleties of plot, and the same might also be said of the violence. According to Here be Geeks about 2-3 minutes have been cut from each ...


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Probably because Gina Carano asked them to. I couldn't find any statements from her one way or the other (I doubt anyone is brave enough to ask her to her face), but it's probably the same reason that any other actress does or doesn't get naked in a movie. Actresses in movies that have to do sex scenes agree to do so upfront, and typically require ...


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So, this is really three questions, but they're kinda related to "how do talk show appearances work", so I'll try to answer them all. (You probably should split these up into multiple questions and I can split my answer accordingly.) First, the bit with the $1,000 was almost certainly a gimmick, and Ford probably gave the money back before he left. There ...


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I saw the film and I clearly remember seeing some swastikas. I think in Film and art it is generally tolerated that swastikas are shown, e.g. in Indiana Jones and Inglorius Basterds (although there is no swastika on the dvd casing for Inglorius Basterds) According to this document from the Bundesprüfstelle: Wesentlich problematischer und zudem in ...


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A simple Google search led me to the Guidelines of Central Board of Film Certification. The article states: The Cinematograph Act lays down that a film shall not be certified if any part of it is against the interest of the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security of the State, friendly relations with foreign States, public order, decency ...


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Situation in Germany It is not forbidden to show Nazi symbols in movies. They are shown regularly and not edited out. They are also used in local productions. The situation was different a few decades ago. Jurisdiction had a stricter approach to the legal situation and assumed that any depiction of Nazi symbols was illegal. This lead to cuts, blurs, or ...


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Most of the time, they are not done by producers or the directors. Generally basic broadcast TV channels do this. They use a person to re-voice some part whose voice sounds like the original actor or actress. But sometimes, procucer or director shot an alternative scene as the the censored version. Like in Ghostbusters: Original Line: "We came, we saw, ...


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Dubbing is done exactly how you'd imagine. A voice actor is put in a sound booth and asked to read clean versions of lines while audio editors watch the scene to line it up. Usually this is done by impressionists because it's cheaper than having the actual actor do it. There's an AMA on reddit with a guy who oversees these for a living. These are done ...


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In the UK there is something called "The Watershed" this rule applies to all broadcasters within the UK and is usually considered to be the hours between 9pm and 5:30am. This doesn't mean that straight after 9pm you can switch from family friendly to more adult material - the strongest material should be shown later in the evening. Programs shown before ...


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Matt and Trey never censored South Park. The networks airing their show do the censoring as required by their broadcast licenses. A broadcast license is relative to the country that issues it. An Americian station's license is not govern by licenses required in Canada, even if their air waves cross the border. So you can watch an episode in Canada from the ...


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I think Andrew Martin's answer provides the main reason why this never happens: Shows usually get censored by the network, not by TV content rating standards. So showrunners will obviously blame the network if anyone. This happens a lot, Family Guy for example, which often pushes the boundaries, regularly makes jokes within the episodes about their network ...


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This is a really interesting question. I've tried to find some sort of list of "banned" television shows, but I came up completely empty. You are of course right that many directors and producers have complained about movies being damaged by content ratings, but not television shows. I did find some possible reasons why though. To begin, it's worth ...


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As explained on Wikipedia WRT Austria (but similar exceptions are present in other countries for obvious reasons): There are legal exceptions for works of Art (including books, films, Theatre Performances, computer games, and educational/memorial public exhibitions, etc.), these however do not apply if the respective work promotes National ...


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Matthew Foscarini's... ...Answer is, pretty much. Just to extend a bit: you may still see recent episodes with bleeps. Matt and Trey explained in an interview that sometimes they use real children to make the voice acting. When this happens the script does not have actual cursewords but stuff like: Shat! Frog! Mother Froster! :) . And then the bleep ...


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And to answer your second question, the MPAA doesn't explain their criteria. A lot of directors guess at what is acceptable, and will even throw in some obvious, over the top scenes in hopes that something else (what they really want) will pass through. See "Censor Decoy" and "Getting Crap Past the Radar" on tvtrope.org's page.


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From your description of what's going on, I strongly suspect the censorship is happening downstream of the provider. Premium cable channels have very few regulations as to what they're allowed to air, at least in the US where most of them are based. Since they don't broadcast over the air, they don't fall under FCC jurisdiction. Typically they will stop ...


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The main theatrical release of Deadpool in the U.S. was targeted to be Rated R by the MPAA. It's been said that it pushes the boundaries of what's allowed to be Rated R. The actor T.J. Miller, who plays Weasel in the film, has already confirmed that there will be an unrated cut for home release: Twitter user by the name of James (From Essex) uploaded a ...


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Actresses not being comfortable with nude scenes is one way to see it. But, in the scene, one has to notice that Colossus shies away when Angel's breast was exposed. Colossus has a dad-like mentality of viewing things, and is more towards the conservative side of things. Colossus covers his face when the breast was exposed. And the director did a great ...


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A person's life isn't copyrighted (in the US at least). As long as the person you're making the film about is deceased, you can do what you like... for the most part. Here's an article by Mark Fowler, a legal specialist in this sort of case, (it's about writing but the laws are the same) from a legal writing blog and includes quotes from two major decisions ...


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I'm going to try and answer this, but my first problem is identifying exactly what you mean by "no cuts, no dubs, no censorship". As you rightly point out, some directors insist on having final cut privilege (and I'll list a few in a moment), but to my understanding if they insist on that, the rest will automatically follow. What I mean is that even if only ...


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Not only does it really put the HBO stamp on the show and give it authenticity, but as well as this they seem to cram a lot of exposition into the sex scene's. In the first series especially. I fact who is sleeping with who can often be a pivotal plot point. Those of you who watch the uncut show know what I'm talking about. There is a sex scene between ...



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