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# 37870 20-Jul-2009 20:45
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SHOOTER, the first of their 'blockbuster' Monday films, has been edited to buggery.  All the sniper shots have been censored/edited.  They slowed the film down on the actual gun shot, to cut out the result of the said shot.


Everyone, please email Tv3 and demand they stop editing films: replies@tv3.co.nz







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  # 237294 20-Jul-2009 21:54
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TV3 would simply play what they are given so I can't see any point emailing anyone.




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  # 237305 20-Jul-2009 22:33
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May have been an 'edited for tv' version from the states.. Likely as above, it's how it arrived and probably little that TV3 could do about it.

I doubt TV3 edited it... they'd face the wrath of the studios!

 
 
 
 


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  # 237385 21-Jul-2009 10:27
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TV3 used to do editing. Anyone else remember the infamous Rowan Atkinson skit that they bleeped as the names used in the skit were sexual references (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJKyztJJVdU)?

But I am pretty sure that in this case, as was said above. they would have played the butchered for TV version.




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  # 237409 21-Jul-2009 11:42
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All the local tv networks can and will 'edit' movies and shows for censorship reasons.

Sometimes they bring in a 'safe' version from the distributor, other times the make the edits themselves in house.

No big mystery. Free to Air Broadcasting Standards require networks to 'take the edge off'. Remove, cover, or bleep the more extreme violence, nudity, and offensive language.

Makes sense really given that any young child could be watching. And if you're old enough too want the full monty, you're old enough to get the DVD.

You're welcome to email TV3. Maybe they'll reconsider where to draw the line if enough people complain. But I wouldn't hold your breath.


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  # 237413 21-Jul-2009 11:47
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No big mystery. Free to Air Broadcasting Standards require networks to 'take the edge off'. Remove, cover, or bleep the more extreme violence, nudity, and offensive language.


Unless it's "arty", of course.




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# 237426 21-Jul-2009 12:23
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BurningBeard:

Unless it's "arty", of course.


It's called 'context' in the trade. ;-)

And even that's a very fuzzy target.

What's the old quote, "I can't define pornography, but I know it when I see it."

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