So my girlfriend and I had a long day yesterday, so we were just loafing this afternoon on the sofa, watching cable. Kill Bill was on, both volumes, back to back. We figured sure, it'll be a bit edited, but we haven't seen it in a while and couldn't be bothered going out to rent it, so we watch.
The dubbing was ridiculous. But it gets better! They went so far as to digitally alter the paint job on Buck's Pussy Wagon - it, and its attendant keychain, are now the Party Wagon.
This is a movie with a body count of at least a hundred. But what they're worried about is the word "pussy"? Maybe they just shouldn't be showing it at 3pm on a Sunday if they're worried about their sensitive viewers.
Personally, I'm more worried that there are evidently many many people out there who won't like my potty mouth but won't have a problem lopping my head off with a samurai sword. Ever see Showgirls on VH1? They digitally added underwear to every single stripper. I don't think it was digital - i think they shot both. I could be wrong on this, but I seem to recall that factoid from somewhere. Also, several scenes were removed entirely.
Berkley refused to redub her lines, so a noticeably different actress' voice can be heard on the soundtrack. Ever seen Passion of the Christ? That is one thing that makes non-US people scoff at your culture. You can't say "bum" on TV but you can perform whatever abject violence your imagination can concoct.
I understand your society has a puritan heritage, but did the puritans approve of violence? It's not nearly bad to the point of 'bum. It's not more retarded than European standards on violence; it's just the reverse. Personally I want full free speech. Nudity and violence for all! Don't like it, don't watch it. Since it was cable and not broadcast, they can say whatever they want to. They choose not to so that their customers aren't offended. But I'm not sure if that's what you were referring to when you said "can't say.
The continued pussification We're going to have to ask you to change that to partyfication. I guess that was part of the pain. Eh, it all depends on the channel, and often the time of day. The Shield on FX gets away with every word but "fuck". It's too bad those channels, which technically aren't under the FCC's rules anyway, don't just do this all day long like they have the right to do. The continued pussification partification NO YUO! Of all the things to fight for in that movie So yes it isn't explicitly stated that they can't, but it's structured in such a way that they can't.
Ever notice the advertising that's on when CC does that? Penis extension meds and GGW. You have to elect to listen to it. What would be so bad about that? Yes, I realize that wouldn't fix the visuals, but it would make censored stuff slightly more bearable. The worst I ever saw was "Stand by Me". I think they show the original part now, but about 15 years ago, it was on broadcast TV, and at the end, the part where they are showing the writer's computer screen, and he types "Christ, do we ever?
It was BAD. Go figure. The Salem witch trials say "hi"! Always loved "Mister Falcon" I mean yeah some of the movie is violent, but there's only a few really gory scenes that would have needed to be cut. Every bone cracking sound like in the bar in the beginning and smashing watermelon effect are all removed for like thuds or groans. And the scenes were trimmed left and right.
This was probably the worse on USA, which is kind of a "no duh" there. Is this true? Do European broadcasters replace violent scenes in American films with nerf weapon combat or something? Not here in England. We have a 'watershed' at 9pm, after which anything goes. I don't understand it either, violence is Sex is bad!!! I'd much rather my kids see some boobs rather than bloody murders. Just make it bloody boobs and you've got all bases covered. Like some people's irrational dislike of "goddamn" but "damn" is just fine. They mean the same thing.
They eventually changed it, but for a while, the silence was deafening. Then the blushing and the "Oh my God did you see that" started. Was like a bunch of kids really "Teehee I saw a boobie". My personal favorite, from Major Leauge: "Strike this motherfucker guy out! In Sweden, they don't dub, they subtitle almost everything, which I respect, but the subtitles were a little off. As I recall, the term "Screw the Pooch" was changed to "bad mistake" which is a good interpretive translation, but didn't quite convey the harsh lingo the test pilots used.
Viva La Bam was funny, though, when I was there recently. The didn't bother to bleep out OR translate words like "buttmunch. The Puritans were barely off the boat from mean old persecuting Europe when they started violencing the fuck out of each other and the Native Americans. America is built on a foundation of rape, bloodshed, and hypocritical self-denial. Hell yeah! Just like the rest of the world. We're still new at it. We have that in the US, too, only I think it's more like 10 or 11pm.
Well, they probably can't show just anything. I suspect full-out porno might still be crossing the line. The most you'd see is a bare ass and then only in prime time 7pm - 10pm. The most you'd see is a bare ass and then only in prime time 7pm - 10pm Uh, no. There is plenty of nudity on US television. Unless you are talking about broadcast TV. My name is Buck, and I like to Originally posted by adHominem: The dubbing was ridiculous. Jet Powers. However, because of the film's rampant, gratuitous nudity, a peculiar moment in cinema history occurred: a censored version was created with black bras and panties digitally rendered to hide all exposed breasts and genitals.
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