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Sky Movies - Censorship...? [Aug. 25th, 2004|04:54 pm]
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I've just watched a couple of bits of two different movies on Sky.

  • Project X (PG) - Matthew Broderick said "S**t" twice, and I'm sure he says it more in that film.

  • Mrs Doubtfire (PG) - Robin Williams just told someone to "P**s off" in a Porky Pig voice.  The PG certificate awarded was for a "cut" version, which I sure wouldn't have contained that phrase.

Now, I'm no prude, and strong language doesn't offend me... but aren't there censorship laws for this sort of thing??
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[User Picture]From: crazybee
2004-08-25 04:01 pm (UTC)
should have been cut with them things in, looks like they missed it for the PG rated version
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[User Picture]From: kuzanagi_
2004-08-25 05:29 pm (UTC)
I think they just miss these things every now and again...
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[User Picture]From: yumseta
2004-08-25 06:01 pm (UTC)
Originally, Mrs Doubtfire was released in cinemas with a 12 certificate. (I was still working at UCI at the time, and the amount of kids we had to turn away because they weren't old enough.......) Fox then made a 13 second cut (in the restaurant scene near the end, the original has a sexual reference.) to get the film the PG rating it has now.

Subsequently, last years re-issue on video has had the 13 seconds put back in, but has kept the PG certificate.
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[User Picture]From: sparkle
2004-08-25 11:24 pm (UTC)
I guess that's why they're "parental guidance" rather than "universal"?
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