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Questions tagged [censorship]

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

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Is it true that indexed movies in Germany are not actually banned?

When I'm doing some research on a controversial movie, it's not that infrequent to see that it is put on an index in Germany. Does it means that it is illegal to watch this movie in Germany ?
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What changes were done with Sailor Moon to make it heteronormative?

I have a blurred memory of watching Sailor Moon, American dub version, and had no memory of any homosexual story arc or characters. Recently I learned it was considered one of the only strong positive ...
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How did Monty Python get away with airing nudity?

When watching Monty Python's flying circus it's hard not to notice that there is a lot of nudity, mostly topless women. I'm just curious about how they could have gotten away with airing this on TV in ...
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Can a movie that is banned in its home country be distributed in other countries?

If a movie is banned in its home country, can distributors in other countries legally publish it? For example can it be streamed on Netflix or distributed as DVDs elsewhere except the home country?
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Why is Bandit Queen banned in India?

Bandit Queen is an Indian biographical film based on dacoit Phoolan Devi. I know that she fought to get it banned in India. But what is the exact reason behind this? People generally like biographies ...
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Why has AMC stopped censoring the use of the f-word as seen this season in Better Call Saul?

Better Call Saul has had 2 non-bleeped uses of the f-word this season that I've noticed. In the past, AMC shows have typically bleeped these words from the episode and the word was non-bleeped on the ...
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Did Deadpool 2 get censored in India too and to what extent?

When Deadpool was released in India it got heavily censored even for "A" rated version, and this is discussed in a similar question. But, what about the recently released sequel, Deadpool 2 -- did it ...
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How is it decided whether or not a TV show will censor its swearing?

I was watching Deadpool the other night on FX. There's a lot of vulgar language in the movie. However, it was uncensored. Some movies or shows on TV censor their profanity, while others don't. How ...
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Has a 145 minute version of “Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom” ever been published?

The wikipedia italian page says that there is a 145 "original cut" version of the film, I have not been able to find any site that sells it. I found some sites that refer to it, like this, this or ...
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Why was Child 44 banned in Russia

I was watching Child 44 on TV the other day, and it struck me as another Hollywood movie based on a Novel. The book is : Loosely based on the story of the real-life mass murderer Andrei Chikatilo, ...
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How are film festivals like BQFF able to bypass CBFC certification?

I have heard about film festivals like BQFF, etc. where they show films which have even failed to clear CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification)'s certification or few might not even applied for it. ...
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Do TV channels take context into account when deciding to censor certain words?

I'm recently watching "How I Met Your Mother" again, and I'm noticing some weirdness. In early seasons, the word "bitch" was used a couple of times, i.e. Season 2 Episode 4 Ted Mosby: Architect Robin ...
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Unusual Death in Django Unchained (Female death censoring?)

Near the end of Django Unchained the title character shoots several people from the balcony. They have (relatively) realistic knock back/falls from the shots; they fall down and move slightly back. He ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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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 $1,000 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 avoid? ...
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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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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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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, ...