Monday, July 10, 2006


It has broken all box office records in the US, but Chinese fans of Johnny Depp might have to resort to bootleg DVDs to watch Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest after the country's notorious censors banned it from cinematic release.

Reports from China's media suggest the movie, which took a swashbuckling $132m (£71m) in its first three days Stateside, fell foul of the censors due to its violent and supernatural content. But, according to the Shanghai Daily, citing a cinema company official, the ban resulted from censors' objection to the portrayal of human cannibalism.

A Disney spokeswoman in Hong Kong said: "We are still gathering information from the Film Bureau and so at this point we cannot comment."


So I'm guessing a screening of Cannibal Holocaust is out of the question...


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