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Following changes were done to remove homosexuality elements. From Screenrant, Sailor Neptune and Sailor Uranus Went From Girlfriends To Cousins: Sailor Neptune and Sailor Uranus were originally lesbian lovers in the Japanese version of Sailor Moon but the company changed it so the two referred to each other as cousins. Let the awkwardness ...


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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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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 March ...


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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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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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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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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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Just to add to the other answer, The final series arc post Sailor Moon SuperS, titled Sailor Moon Sailor Stars was completely excluded from the American version. The story line featured 3 Sailor Soldiers from outerspace, The Sailor Starlights, posing as male Pop Stars. They are looking to stop another Sailor senshi/soldier, ...


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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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The FCC has no say on the language happening in cable TV. In fact the only real reason they censor at all is due to advertising etc. In my opinion Really it was all about an image. “We are a family broadcasting company so we will censor swearing”. Also it seems they are now faced with the competition of Netflix, HBO, etc who have allowed swearing since the ...


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I'm going to attempt to push the beginnings of an answer to this - without external refs [those may come later]... The world in 1969 was a different place to today. "Pushing the boundaries" was happening globally in the light of the Beatles, Hippies, [drugs], the Summer of Love, Flower Power, "women's lib" etc etc etc... The UK has always had different ...


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Is there a difference between American and UK programming that I don't understand? Yes. Broadcast television in the UK is subject to a "watershed". Essentially "more adult" content is allowed after 9pm, when it assumed that children will not be watching. Additionally, in the UK (and Europe in general) nudity (especially non-sexual) is much less of a taboo ...


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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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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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The TV Tropes page for Django Unchained offers this explanation for the oddity of Lara's death scene: That, of course, was a reference to the Spaghetti Western genre of old, of which this movie is based on. Deaths of women were usually less gory or not entirely shown.


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There is sometimes a huge gulf between what is actually "historically accurate* and what a governement perceives or wishes to represent as accurate. This is especially true in what could be perceived as somewhat repressive contries. The Russian government for almost the entire existence since the Revolution has wished to be perceived in the best possible ...


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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 by ...


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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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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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Broadcast (over-the-air) television in the US must conform to FCC rules (we have something similar here in Canada). Under penalty of fines, content must not exceed certain boundaries. Movies produced for theatrical presentation must be rated; children may not be unaccompanied (if admitted at all) to movies of certain ratings. When a movie (such as Deadpool) ...


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It appears that CBFC of India didn't cut any scenes, but beeped a few cuss words. From International Business Times, When such has been the case in the past, you'd expect the foul-mouthed merc aka Deadpool to have a bumpy ride to the post-credits scenes. However, CBFC has decided to let Marvel fans enjoy the summer by ordering zero cuts in Deadpool 2. ...


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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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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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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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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 curse words but stuff like: Shat! Frog! Mother Froster! :) . And then the bleep is added to the show because the character should actually curse. In the ...


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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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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 Socialism ...


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According to this thread on Reddit: RyanXera: I heard that in Breaking Bad, the channel let them have 1 or 2 F-bombs per season, something like that. -Nazeda-: Yeah, that was on the Breaking Bad Insider Podcast the cast&crew did parallel to the show if I recall correctly. I believe Vince Gilligan mentioned they "only get a certain amount of fucks ...


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