By Damien Gayle. Quentin Tarantino's spaghetti western Django Unchained was pulled from Chinese cinemas on its opening day because one scene contains full-frontal male nudity, it was claimed today. Cinemas throughout the country were ordered to suspend the film, which has been a blockbuster in the U.
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Chinese authorities have cancelled screenings of Django Unchained on the morning of its release, despite weeks of publicity for the blockbuster spaghetti western. Media authorities claimed the Quentin Tarantino film, scheduled for release on Thursday, had been postponed for "technical reasons", but unofficial news websites reported that the real reason was a scene showing full-frontal male nudity. According to a widely circulated post on the Sina Weibo social media site, the cinema's first showing of the film had been under way for about one minute when management pulled the plug. Can someone tell me what's happening!! The government-owned Shanghai United Circuit issued an emergency notice requiring the city's cinemas to halt screenings of the film and grant refunds to ticketholders, according to an article on the Sohu website. Another site, Sina, cited an industry insider as saying the postponement was related to a nude scene featuring the film's lead actor, Jamie Foxx. Tarantino, Django Unchained's director, had already reined in the movie's gore for the Chinese market, retouching footage to tone down the colour and bloodshed. Django Unchained is Tarantino's first film to be released in China, where cultural authorities restrict the number of foreign films in cinemas each year. Despite the edits, Django Unchained was set to run for its full minutes. In contrast, the Chinese release of Skyfall lost an entire scene in which James Bond kills a security guard in Shanghai.
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If you think what we do is worthwhile, please donate or become a member advertisement Django Unchained R - 6. In the midth century a slave Jamie Foxx is freed by a German bounty hunter Christoph Waltz and pursues the men that scarred his wife Kerry Washington and sold her to a plantation owner Leonardo DiCaprio. Also with Samuel L. Directed by Quentin Tarantino. A man bathes in a body of water we see his bare chest, shoulders and back and he imagines that his wife is there with him we see her bare shoulders and upper chest.
The violence stays in the picture, but scenes depicting nudity have been dropped. Indian viewers will be spared three sequences that fleetingly show the naked body: a glimpse of the unclad form of Broomhilda, played by Kerry Washington , in a pit she has been punished by her owner ; the sight of Django, played by Jamie Foxx , emerging undressed out of a bathtub; and a trussed-up, denuded Django. The two-part Kill Bill, released in and , was punished even more severely. The CBFC axed scenes of heads and limbs being chopped off. Another sequence indicating that the lead character, The Bride, is being raped and prostituted by a medical orderly while she is in a coma was snipped. Tarantino could well kick up a fuss about the cuts if he wished to. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo has a violent rape scene that earns an equally violent response from the victim. Fincher re-cut the movie himself for Japan, but the cuts demanded for India were too extensive to merit a theatrical release.