History Bowdlerise / Film

21st May '16 6:51:47 PM erforce
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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' is fairly well-known for its rather lame TV version, in which the language is toned down, not by audio dubbing, but by using actual alternate takes that were deliberately filmed in case the censors wanted the movie to be more family-friendly.
** The theatrical version's "We came, we saw, we kicked its ass!" after the lead trio's first capture of a ghost was replaced by "What a knockabout of pure fun that was."
** Later, Dr. Venkmann telling Walter Peck "You go get a court order, and I'll sue your ass for wrongful prosecution!" was substituted with "You go get the court order, and I'll sue your funny face for wrongful prosecution."
** Dana Barrett says "Oh no" instead of "Oh shit" when her kitchen ghosts return.
** The most infamous one, this scene in the mayor's office. Film version:

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is fairly well-known for its rather lame TV version, in which the language is toned down, not by audio dubbing, but by using actual alternate takes that were deliberately filmed in case the censors wanted the movie to be more family-friendly.
** *** The theatrical version's "We came, we saw, we kicked its ass!" after the lead trio's first capture of a ghost was replaced by "What a knockabout of pure fun that was."
** *** Later, Dr. Venkmann telling Walter Peck "You go get a court order, and I'll sue your ass for wrongful prosecution!" was substituted with "You go get the court order, and I'll sue your funny face for wrongful prosecution."
** *** Dana Barrett says "Oh no" instead of "Oh shit" when her kitchen ghosts return.
** *** The most infamous one, this scene in the mayor's office. Film version:



*** TV version:

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*** **** TV version:



** As per a letter to the British film magazine ''Empire'', the version shown on {{ITV}} had a different change to this scene (as well as none of the more gruesome... er... ''ghosts''):

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** *** As per a letter to the British film magazine ''Empire'', the version shown on {{ITV}} had a different change to this scene (as well as none of the more gruesome... er... ''ghosts''):



** Finally, Winston Zeddemore III later in the same scene as the above, "I have seen ''shit'' that will turn you white!" became "I have seen stuff that will turn you ''white''!" with the emphasis moved to the final word.
** Some UK airings of the sequel cut out the part where [[spoiler:Ray gets possessed, so he's just staring at the painting for no reason before jumping out of the way]].

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** *** Finally, Winston Zeddemore III later in the same scene as the above, "I have seen ''shit'' that will turn you white!" became "I have seen stuff that will turn you ''white''!" with the emphasis moved to the final word.
** Some UK airings of the sequel ''Film/GhostbustersII'' cut out the part where [[spoiler:Ray gets possessed, so he's just staring at the painting for no reason before jumping out of the way]].
21st May '16 12:00:39 PM SickBoy
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** The billboard [=McClane=] wears at the beginning of the film, which originally said "I hate niggers", was changed to "I hate everybody" in the TV edit. When the scene was originally filmed, the sign Bruce Willis wore actually '''did''' say "I hate everybody," as the crew was filming in Harlem (a predominantly black neighborhood) and Bruce Willis probably would have been killed, to put it mildly, if he wore the "I hate niggers" sign. In post-production, the "I hate everybody!" sign was changed to the original, racially-charged one for the film release and footage of Willis wearing the "I hate everybody!" sign was used for edited versions on TV and in some international airings.

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** The billboard sandwich board [=McClane=] wears at the beginning of the film, which originally said "I hate niggers", was changed to "I hate everybody" in the TV edit. When the scene was originally filmed, the sign Bruce Willis wore actually '''did''' say "I hate everybody," as the crew was filming in Harlem (a predominantly black neighborhood) and Bruce Willis probably would have been killed, to put it mildly, if he wore the "I hate niggers" sign. In post-production, the "I hate everybody!" sign was changed to the original, racially-charged one for the film release and footage of Willis wearing the "I hate everybody!" sign was used for edited versions on TV and in some international airings.
8th May '16 11:41:25 AM gaimanite.pkat
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* The television airings of ''Film/MeetTheFockers'' use video editing to remove the nipple from the tool Jack Byrnes made to feed his grandson Little Jack with - an exact cast of Little Jack's mother's breast. Considering that Jack explicitly says that his purpose for making the false breast was to avoid Little Jack having any "nipple confusion" when being bottle-fed, removing the nipple entirely defeats the purpose of the apparatus existing.
8th May '16 11:37:11 AM gaimanite.pkat
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22nd Apr '16 9:17:35 AM Assassin-sensei
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* ''Film/Deadpool2016'' was heavily censored just to receive an adults-only rating in India, [[http://i.imgur.com/p69odGH.jpg as one can see from this document]]. Not only was the censorship a major killer of a lot of the film's humor, it was inconsistent (the repeated 'Sexy motherfucker...' in the Deadpool rap was left intact).
17th Apr '16 3:57:26 AM Pichu-kun
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* WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'':

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17th Apr '16 3:56:44 AM Pichu-kun
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* When ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' aired on Disney Cinemagic in the UK, Mater's line "He did ''what'' in his cup?!" when Lightning [=McQueen=] mentions the Piston Cup was cut.

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When ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' ''Cars'' aired on Disney Cinemagic in the UK, Mater's line "He did ''what'' in his cup?!" when Lightning [=McQueen=] mentions the Piston Cup was cut.



* ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun''

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* In ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Shrek2}} Shrek 2]]'', when the gang are being broken out of jail, the Gingerbread Man doesn't yank at Pinnochio's thong (and doesn't protest he isn't wearing one). The CBBC edited version makes it look like Pinocchio's first denial that he is wearing ladies underwear is enough to make his nose grow long enough.

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* In ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Shrek2}} Shrek 2]]'', when 2]]'':
** When
the gang are being broken out of jail, the Gingerbread Man doesn't yank at Pinnochio's thong (and doesn't protest he isn't wearing one). The CBBC edited version makes it look like Pinocchio's first denial that he is wearing ladies underwear is enough to make his nose grow long enough.



* The opening song to Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', ''Arabian Nights'' was changed from "Where they cut off your ear if they don't like your face/It's barbaric, but, hey, it's home" in the original theatrical version to a more acceptable "Where it's flat and immense, and the heat is intense/It's barbaric, but, hey, it's home." for the home release when Disney received complaints that the ear-cutting part was offensive to those living in Arabic countries (despite that punishments like that ''do'' exist in Arabic countries). The original version made it to the early pressings of the soundtrack on CD, but later versions used the less offensive version.
** MTI's junior musical of the movie uses the less offensive version, but "It's barbaric" was replaced by "It's a furnace!".

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* The opening song to Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', ''Arabian Nights'' was changed from "Where they cut off your ear if they don't like your face/It's barbaric, but, hey, it's home" in the original theatrical version to a more acceptable "Where it's flat and immense, and the heat is intense/It's barbaric, but, hey, it's home." for the home release when Disney received complaints that the ear-cutting part was offensive to those living in Arabic countries (despite that punishments like that ''do'' exist in Arabic countries). The original version made it to the early pressings of the soundtrack on CD, but later versions used the less offensive version.
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version. MTI's junior musical of the movie uses the less offensive version, but "It's barbaric" was replaced by "It's a furnace!".



* When [[WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} Shrek]] is shown on Cartoon Network, the line "I have to go save my ass." is changed to "I have to go save my ---.", with ass being replaced by a complete stop in the sound of the film.

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* WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'':
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When [[WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} Shrek]] ''Shrek'' is shown on Cartoon Network, the line "I have to go save my ass." is changed to "I have to go save my ---.", with ass being replaced by a complete stop in the sound of the film.



* One version of the English dub of ''Animation/LeafieAHenIntoTheWild'' cuts out [[spoiler:that part where [[TheHeroDies Leafie dies]].]] while another version simply cuts right before it but leaves the implications.

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* One version of the English dub of for ''Animation/LeafieAHenIntoTheWild'' cuts out [[spoiler:that part where [[TheHeroDies Leafie dies]].]] dies]]]] while another version simply cuts right before it it, but leaves in the implications.


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* A developmental variant happened with ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''. Early in the film, Rapunzel confronts Flynn with a frying pan when he hides in her tower. Originally she was meant to confront Bastion (the character Flynn replaced) with a ''crossbow''.
14th Apr '16 3:43:13 PM Assassin-sensei
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* Creator/JohnWaters had fun with a basic cable edit of the controversially-rated-NC-17 ''A Dirty Shame'', blurring any nudity, cutting any motions, dialogue, or even ''facial expressions'' deemed too sexual (of which this movie has lots) and dubbing over language with hilarious substitutes (on one occasion, "bearjobs" replaces "blowjobs"). This cut still got an R rating from the MPAA.
3rd Apr '16 10:59:38 AM staticat09
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* The TNT version of ''Film/{{TheHelp}}'' changes [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b675xQ1X20 Minnie's famous line]] to "eat my spit". Not quite the same...

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* The TNT version of ''Film/{{TheHelp}}'' ''Film/{{The Help}}'' changes [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b675xQ1X20 Minnie's famous line]] to "eat my spit". Not quite the same...
3rd Apr '16 10:58:49 AM staticat09
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* The TNT version of 'Film/{{TheHelp}} changes [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b675xQ1X20 Minnie's famous line]] to "eat my spit". Not quite the same...

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* The TNT version of 'Film/{{TheHelp}} ''Film/{{TheHelp}}'' changes [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b675xQ1X20 Minnie's famous line]] to "eat my spit". Not quite the same...
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