Out of curiosity I want to see "cleaned up" Breaking Bad. Can they take out all of the drug references too?
The "cut" version of BB would be about a teacher who gets diagnosed with cancer and then suddenly has several mysterious encounters with criminal elements who mistake him for a drug lord.
What drug references? Walt was making ROCK CANDY for the CHILDREN IN THE HOSPITAL. He didn't want Hank to know, because IT WAS A BIG SURPRISE.
Listen, these guys are bad news. There's a whole site about the bad stuff they're into. They may filter the movie, but what's to keep kids from using Google to read abut these guys?
Hi PsWilly! What did they do to you? Could you provide us with some context?
Their version of Game of Thrones might actually be better.
Watch all of Deadwood in under 1 hour!
Cleaned up True Detective is just an episode of Adventure Time
Al Swearengen must have thought everyone in town was real gullible from the way he's constantly calling them "suckers".
There used to be a company that did this out of Utah for vhs and dvd's. They got shut down for copyright violations.
Blockbuster did this. I mean beyond the well publicized incident of one location doing it (maybe the same story you're thinking of?) I'm pretty sure there were some weird, alternate edits in the Blockbuster editions of some movies.
Just in general there were weird inexplicable cuts made on VHS all the time. Half of a song was missing from the VHS editions of the Rocky Horror Picture Show and there were some shots missing from Pink Floyd: The Wall (one of them was actually featured in a still on the back of the box, too) off the top of my head. No rhyme or reason to it, and I don't think it was always to hit a specific running time either. It was slightly less weird than the TV edits that actually ADDED footage (the TV edit of Blazing Saddles has 3 or 4 cut shots from the 'candygram for Mongo" scene restored for no apparent reason, and there were actually new scenes shot for Cheech and Chong's Next Movie because they reworked the plot to take out all of the drug references and make it about aliens coming to earth to steal diamonds; that one probably beats Showgirls for my favorite TV edit).
speaking of weird edits, I was at a restaurant or a laundromat in.. I want to say 2000 and they were showing Half Baked on TV but the sound was off and there was no closed captioning. This definitely wasn't the one they now show on comedy central where it's obviously still centered around weed. All I really remember was they cut out the scenes between where Jim Breuer brings the dog and when the dog jumps out the window. It was pretty much "hey guys we got a new dog" to the dog almost immediately jumping out of the window, without the Superman parody. Pretty tragic stuff.
Surprised noone's brought up the preview pic. That's just the perfect Christian response: Grab their head, cover their mouth, look up to Jesus. Well, either that, or a smack to the back of the head while screaming "Don't ever let me hear you say that ever again!".
Finally, I can sit down with the kids and watch Caligula!
Mom? What does... Libertarian mean?
Is there a service I can use to protect my kids from social conservatives and pro-censorship nagging points? Such as a service that lets my children automatically circumvent blacklists imposed upon an increasing number of Western nations by states and corporations working in collusion, or enables my kids to systematically undermine libertarian-paternalist SEO algorithms that were designed to subtly control the flow of information, by favoring results containing content deemed favorable to the powers that be, and burying results containing content deemed unfavorable?
Like so many others of my generation, censorship deeply offends me, and by jingo I think it's time the net nannys start catering to OUR social hangups!
I'm disappointed, I thought this was going to be an ad for software that uses some kind of image/sound recognition to try to automatically censor movies and I couldn't wait to try it.
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I don't really get it. I sort of understand how kids of that age would want to see Star Trek, and I think there was at least one "son of a bitch" and "shit" in Jurassic Park. But a lot of those movies on the list.. Braveheart? Gladiator? Even the Matrix are already rated R, with or without "fucks" contain subject matter that a child of that age probably should see. The easiest thing to do with Netflix or any other service, if you don't want your kids hearing words or seeing violence at home, is to hit that little button that only allows up to PG rated movies.
Or if you're a real pussy, only G.
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Also this kind of parenting is so fucking lazy and backasswards. One of my dad's favorite movies was Blazing Saddles, and although he didn't let me watch that with him until I was at least 12 or something, he took me to SpaceBalls in the theatre when I was five or six. I learned the word "shit" from that movie, even though I didn't know what it meant.
I asked him on the drive home and he explained it to me, that it was poop. We both laughed. But he also told me not to say it in school or at the McDonalds we stopped at. So next day in school, I say it, get in trouble and get sent to the principles' office. Lesson learned, and it's a lesson that applies to most adult work environments (especially customer service) too.
Any sort of censorship is bullshit for that reason - if things like the internet existed back then, and I had watched a censored version of Spaceballs, I'd just try to figure out what all the patchy bleeps were, and treat them as sacred fruit, not simply as words you can use sometimes here and sometimes not there.
Boomer The Dog
I first saw Spaceballs on TV, and they just blanked out the words, but you could see their lips, at least Lord Helmet's. I don't know if Barf's swearing scene was even on my TV tape, they might have cut that out.
Right, if they showed a censored Spaceballs anywhere, other kids would have the entire transcript posted to their journal on line. Now I have it on DVD, so that has everything in place as far as I know.
Seems like a lot of Barf's role in that movie could be seen as offensive to dogs. Maybe that was the one you had.
These people are terrible. The guys from VidAngel. There's a whole site about their activities.
It's one thing to be a child protection company, but when my kid can Google the kind of things listed on this site, that company is NOT safe. Sorry!
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