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(Deadline)   China pulls Django Unchained from theaters across the country on the first day of its edited release   (deadline.com) divider line 51
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2013-04-11 09:25:30 AM  
Why? They have good taste?
 
2013-04-11 09:29:02 AM  

heinrich66: Why? They have good taste?


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-11 09:35:54 AM  
Maybe they got the DVD with the North American region code.
 
2013-04-11 09:37:25 AM  

heinrich66: Why? They have good taste?


Judging by reviews about 8 in 10 people seem to think it's pretty good, so no, try again.
 
2013-04-11 09:42:54 AM  
{Chinese}"Wait a sec, the star is a black guy?"{/Chinese}
 
2013-04-11 09:52:23 AM  

Arkanaut: Maybe they got the DVD with the North American region code.


No they realized the torrent was a cam.
 
2013-04-11 09:55:14 AM  
Saw Django Unchained this weekend actually. Enjoyed the hell out of it. Definitely over-the-top, like every Tarantino movie, but very enjoyable nonetheless.
 
2013-04-11 09:55:54 AM  

scottydoesntknow: Saw Django Unchained this weekend actually. Enjoyed the hell out of it. Definitely over-the-top, like every Tarantino movie, but very enjoyable nonetheless.


My favorite part in the movie

"Say goodbye to Miss Candy"
"Goodbye"
BAM
 
2013-04-11 10:05:52 AM  

MyKingdomForYourHorse: scottydoesntknow: Saw Django Unchained this weekend actually. Enjoyed the hell out of it. Definitely over-the-top, like every Tarantino movie, but very enjoyable nonetheless.

My favorite part in the movie

"Say goodbye to Miss Candy"
"Goodbye"
BAM


Which was actually a call-back to an earlier conversation that King Schultz had with Candie.

King Shultz: "Mister Candie, normally I would say "Auf wiedersehen," but since what "auf wiedersehen" actually means is "'till I see you again", and since I never wish to see you again, to you, sir, I say goodbye."

Django told Shultz's corpse "auf wiedersehen" before attacking the house, he told them to say goodbye to her, meaning they would never see her again.

It's a damn good movie.
 
2013-04-11 10:09:58 AM  
If you didn't laugh during the bag head scene, you have no sense of humor at all.
 
2013-04-11 10:16:14 AM  

scottydoesntknow: It's a damn good movie.


Totally agree, QT is going to go down as a god damn genius in film making
 
2013-04-11 10:40:11 AM  

scottydoesntknow: Saw Django Unchained this weekend actually. Enjoyed the hell out of it. Definitely over-the-top, like every Tarantino movie, but very enjoyable nonetheless.


You thought you liked it the first time, try making a drinking game out of it. It goes from being a great movie to being the greatest movie you've ever seen.
 
2013-04-11 10:49:34 AM  
The violence thing is bullshiat. Chinese and Korean (very popular in China) movie violence is at least on par with QT. In the past I'd say it had more to do with not wanting the plebes to get any ideas, but nowadays it probably has more to do with competition with their domestic film industry (any big Chinese film releases coming up that they didn't want Django to derail?).
 
2013-04-11 10:50:58 AM  
Maybe they were waiting for a film that all the critics had made them believe was somehow vital or groundbreaking or something, and all they got was a mediocre homage to spaghetti western and blaxpoitation movies that, while certainly not bad, wasn't a masterpiece of any kind. Except maybe for the soundtrack. I mean, that might have upset Chinese people. Just guessing.
 
2013-04-11 10:55:54 AM  

Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: The violence thing is bullshiat. Chinese and Korean (very popular in China) movie violence is at least on par with QT. In the past I'd say it had more to do with not wanting the plebes to get any ideas, but nowadays it probably has more to do with competition with their domestic film industry (any big Chinese film releases coming up that they didn't want Django to derail?).


It sounded like the problem was with the boobies:

"It quoted unnamed industry insiders as saying that nudity prompted the sudden cancellations despite its official pre-release review."
 
2013-04-11 11:07:24 AM  

browntimmy: heinrich66: Why? They have good taste?

Judging by reviews about 8 in 10 people seem to think it's pretty good, so no, try again.


8 in 10 people have bad taste in movies? Yeap. Sounds about right.
 
2013-04-11 11:17:18 AM  

Arkanaut: Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: The violence thing is bullshiat. Chinese and Korean (very popular in China) movie violence is at least on par with QT. In the past I'd say it had more to do with not wanting the plebes to get any ideas, but nowadays it probably has more to do with competition with their domestic film industry (any big Chinese film releases coming up that they didn't want Django to derail?).

It sounded like the problem was with the boobies:

"It quoted unnamed industry insiders as saying that nudity prompted the sudden cancellations despite its official pre-release review."


Or Django's dwango. The boobies weren't displayed in a sexual way, but everyone got a look at Foxx's taint.
 
2013-04-11 11:33:35 AM  

browntimmy: heinrich66: Why? They have good taste?

Judging by reviews about 8 in 10 people seem to think it's pretty good, so no, try again.


Yes, well revenge fantasies are popular, they just aren't very good. Lots of people liked the Sopranos, Sex in the City, Dextar, and the Game of Thrones too, that does not make them very good, just popular.
 
2013-04-11 11:42:30 AM  

Slaves2Darkness: Yes, well revenge fantasies are popular, they just aren't very good. Lots of people liked the Sopranos, Sex in the City, Dextar, and the Game of Thrones too, that does not make them very good, just popular.


Sex and the City is a revenge fantasy?

Dextar?
 
2013-04-11 11:46:21 AM  
Good. Maybe when the Chinese finally cut out all US imports completely, we won't suffer through Battleship or the worst Die Hard movie ever made.

http://www.theonion.com/articles/paramount-hoping-overseas-market-wi ll -be-dumb-enou,31863/
 
2013-04-11 11:47:22 AM  

scottydoesntknow: Sex and the City is a revenge fantasy?


Obviously not, it's a story about a boy and his horse
 
2013-04-11 11:54:43 AM  

scottydoesntknow: Arkanaut: Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: The violence thing is bullshiat. Chinese and Korean (very popular in China) movie violence is at least on par with QT. In the past I'd say it had more to do with not wanting the plebes to get any ideas, but nowadays it probably has more to do with competition with their domestic film industry (any big Chinese film releases coming up that they didn't want Django to derail?).

It sounded like the problem was with the boobies:

"It quoted unnamed industry insiders as saying that nudity prompted the sudden cancellations despite its official pre-release review."

Or Django's dwango. The boobies weren't displayed in a sexual way, but everyone got a look at Foxx's taint.


And the censors didn't catch those the first nine times they viewed it? As with everything in China, there is the official explanation and the real story. Rarely are the two the same thing.

And AP cites sources who call bullshiat on nudity being the reason. (Also notice how that the Chinese have no qualms about going on the record as having pirated content.)
 
2013-04-11 12:29:47 PM  
Yellow people problems
 
2013-04-11 12:33:38 PM  

Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: The violence thing is bullshiat. Chinese and Korean (very popular in China) movie violence is at least on par with QT. In the past I'd say it had more to do with not wanting the plebes to get any ideas, but nowadays it probably has more to do with competition with their domestic film industry (any big Chinese film releases coming up that they didn't want Django to derail?).


I think they don't want to encourage any slave uprisings.
 
2013-04-11 12:34:28 PM  
Did they think Django should shoot Candy, too? Because they're farking wrong.
 
2013-04-11 12:46:16 PM  

MyKingdomForYourHorse: scottydoesntknow: Saw Django Unchained this weekend actually. Enjoyed the hell out of it. Definitely over-the-top, like every Tarantino movie, but very enjoyable nonetheless.

My favorite part in the movie

"Say goodbye to Miss Candy"
"Goodbye"
BAM


You really want me to shake your hand?
 
2013-04-11 01:00:37 PM  

Fano: Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: The violence thing is bullshiat. Chinese and Korean (very popular in China) movie violence is at least on par with QT. In the past I'd say it had more to do with not wanting the plebes to get any ideas, but nowadays it probably has more to do with competition with their domestic film industry (any big Chinese film releases coming up that they didn't want Django to derail?).

I think they don't want to encourage any slave uprisings.


Any movie about an opposed person (or group) going on a violent rampage against the oppressors is going to have a tough time in China.
 
2013-04-11 01:01:22 PM  

swahnhennessy: Maybe they were waiting for a film that all the critics had made them believe was somehow vital or groundbreaking or something, and all they got was a mediocre homage to spaghetti western and blaxpoitation movies that, while certainly not bad, wasn't a masterpiece of any kind. Except maybe for the soundtrack. I mean, that might have upset Chinese people. Just guessing.


Like every other Tarantino movie? They're all hodgepodges of callouts and borrowed themes from blaxploitation, westerns and martial arts films (and cheesy 70s stuff in general). Anyone who didn't expect "Kill Bill set in the Old West" was an idiot who read nothing about the film pre-release. About the only difference was that Django replaced hilariously gory deaths/disfigurements with the N word.

// liked Django
 
2013-04-11 01:08:28 PM  

MyKingdomForYourHorse: scottydoesntknow: Saw Django Unchained this weekend actually. Enjoyed the hell out of it. Definitely over-the-top, like every Tarantino movie, but very enjoyable nonetheless.

My favorite part in the movie

"Say goodbye to Miss Candy"
"Goodbye"
BAM


I like how her fall just broke physics.

/liked the movie.
 
2013-04-11 03:34:46 PM  
Central government control is fun.
 
2013-04-11 03:52:17 PM  

Charlie Chingas: browntimmy: heinrich66: Why? They have good taste?

Judging by reviews about 8 in 10 people seem to think it's pretty good, so no, try again.

8 in 10 people have bad taste in movies? Yeap. Sounds about right.


8 in 10 movie critics too? Where's your movie blog? I'm sure it's astounding.
 
2013-04-11 04:00:17 PM  

Charlie Chingas: browntimmy: heinrich66: Why? They have good taste?

Judging by reviews about 8 in 10 people seem to think it's pretty good, so no, try again.

8 in 10 people have bad taste in movies? Yeap. Sounds about right.


Waaaaah! Stop liking what I don't like!
 
2013-04-11 04:09:50 PM  

browntimmy: Charlie Chingas: browntimmy: heinrich66: Why? They have good taste?

Judging by reviews about 8 in 10 people seem to think it's pretty good, so no, try again.

8 in 10 people have bad taste in movies? Yeap. Sounds about right.

8 in 10 movie critics too? Where's your movie blog? I'm sure it's astounding.


Actually, it's really good! One of my main features is featuring people like you who wish they had a movie blog...
 
2013-04-11 04:20:19 PM  

Charlie Chingas: browntimmy: Charlie Chingas: browntimmy: heinrich66: Why? They have good taste?

Judging by reviews about 8 in 10 people seem to think it's pretty good, so no, try again.

8 in 10 people have bad taste in movies? Yeap. Sounds about right.

8 in 10 movie critics too? Where's your movie blog? I'm sure it's astounding.

Actually, it's really good! One of my main features is featuring people like you who wish they had a movie blog...


...I'm trying to make sense of this post, but I'm not sure there's any there.
 
2013-04-11 04:27:21 PM  

browntimmy: Charlie Chingas: browntimmy: Charlie Chingas: browntimmy: heinrich66: Why? They have good taste?

Judging by reviews about 8 in 10 people seem to think it's pretty good, so no, try again.

8 in 10 people have bad taste in movies? Yeap. Sounds about right.

8 in 10 movie critics too? Where's your movie blog? I'm sure it's astounding.

Actually, it's really good! One of my main features is featuring people like you who wish they had a movie blog...

...I'm trying to make sense of this post, but I'm not sure there's any there.


8 in 10 people won't be able to make sense of this post.
 
2013-04-11 04:56:05 PM  

Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: The violence thing is bullshiat. Chinese and Korean (very popular in China) movie violence is at least on par with QT. In the past I'd say it had more to do with not wanting the plebes to get any ideas, but nowadays it probably has more to do with competition with their domestic film industry (any big Chinese film releases coming up that they didn't want Django to derail?).


Right, because one movie will derail the entire film industry. Because that's exactly what happened when the movie was released in the U.S.
 
2013-04-11 05:25:35 PM  

Dr Dreidel: swahnhennessy: Maybe they were waiting for a film that all the critics had made them believe was somehow vital or groundbreaking or something, and all they got was a mediocre homage to spaghetti western and blaxpoitation movies that, while certainly not bad, wasn't a masterpiece of any kind. Except maybe for the soundtrack. I mean, that might have upset Chinese people. Just guessing.

Like every other Tarantino movie? They're all hodgepodges of callouts and borrowed themes from blaxploitation, westerns and martial arts films (and cheesy 70s stuff in general). Anyone who didn't expect "Kill Bill set in the Old West" was an idiot who read nothing about the film pre-release. About the only difference was that Django replaced hilariously gory deaths/disfigurements with the N word.

// liked Django


Tarantino would be a very good film maker if he had a producer who told him he had 110 minutes and then the titles roll, no matter what. His later movies could have 30 mins cut and be much better for it.

/Lucas and Bay could do with a good director and writer, Camaron and Scott need some one to say no to them and McG needs to go back to soft core porn films where he belongs.
 
2013-04-11 05:43:07 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: The violence thing is bullshiat. Chinese and Korean (very popular in China) movie violence is at least on par with QT. In the past I'd say it had more to do with not wanting the plebes to get any ideas, but nowadays it probably has more to do with competition with their domestic film industry (any big Chinese film releases coming up that they didn't want Django to derail?).

Right, because one movie will derail the entire film industry. Because that's exactly what happened when the movie was released in the U.S.


I didn't say it would impact the entire Chinese film industry, but it could well impact another film that's being released around the same time. Studios everywhere strategically release films to try to avoid being blown out by the obvious blockbuster, so it wouldn't surprise me if some Chinese studio called up their buddies at the China Film Group to "suggest" that DU didn't meet with their standards. I'm not saying that was the case here, but it's actually more plausible than a case of nudity or violence getting past the censors. That's part of the problem with China; everything is so arbitrary it's nearly impossible to know the real reason for anything.
 
2013-04-11 06:43:48 PM  
I'm still hoping Marvel Studios will be smart enough to hire QT to direct an R or PG-13 rated 1970s-era Heroes For Hire movie featuring Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Shang Chi, and Misty Knight.
 
2013-04-11 07:52:02 PM  

browntimmy: Charlie Chingas: browntimmy: heinrich66: Why? They have good taste?

Judging by reviews about 8 in 10 people seem to think it's pretty good, so no, try again.

8 in 10 people have bad taste in movies? Yeap. Sounds about right.

8 in 10 movie critics too? Where's your movie blog? I'm sure it's astounding.


Actually, it's roughly 9 in 10.

Link
 
2013-04-11 08:25:55 PM  
They saw it on bootleged DVDs already.

/me too
 
2013-04-11 11:02:10 PM  

scottydoesntknow: MyKingdomForYourHorse: scottydoesntknow: Saw Django Unchained this weekend actually. Enjoyed the hell out of it. Definitely over-the-top, like every Tarantino movie, but very enjoyable nonetheless.

My favorite part in the movie

"Say goodbye to Miss Candy"
"Goodbye"
BAM

Which was actually a call-back to an earlier conversation that King Schultz had with Candie.

King Shultz: "Mister Candie, normally I would say "Auf wiedersehen," but since what "auf wiedersehen" actually means is "'till I see you again", and since I never wish to see you again, to you, sir, I say goodbye."

Django told Shultz's corpse "auf wiedersehen" before attacking the house, he told them to say goodbye to her, meaning they would never see her again.

It's a damn good movie.


I really enjoyed the scene with the group of guys with the white bags on their head. I isn't fully enjoy the movie but there were scenes that were funny.
 
2013-04-11 11:57:57 PM  

Slaves2Darkness: browntimmy: heinrich66: Why? They have good taste?

Judging by reviews about 8 in 10 people seem to think it's pretty good, so no, try again.

Yes, well revenge fantasies are popular, they just aren't very good. Lots of people liked the Sopranos, Sex in the City, Dextar, and the Game of Thrones too, that does not make them very good, just popular.


There are so many things wrong with this that I have to hope it's a joke.
 
2013-04-12 02:48:08 AM  

ReaverZ: They saw it on bootleged DVDs already.

/me too


F O R    Y O U R   C O N S I D E R A T I O N
 
gad
2013-04-12 07:55:21 AM  

browntimmy: heinrich66: Why? They have good taste?

Judging by reviews about 8 in 10 people seem to think it's pretty good, so no, try again.


Or they do have good taste and don't rely on the opinions of others to determine what is worthy of going up on their own movie screens? Dude didn't have to try again. Dude had a proper answer the first time.
 
2013-04-12 09:42:01 AM  

gad: browntimmy: heinrich66: Why? They have good taste?

Judging by reviews about 8 in 10 people seem to think it's pretty good, so no, try again.

Or they do have good taste and don't rely on the opinions of others to determine what is worthy of going up on their own movie screens? Dude didn't have to try again. Dude had a proper answer the first time.


Come back to reality for a second. People like money, yes, even Asians. Do your really think they would pull a popular film solely because it doesn't meet the renowned Chinese high standards of quality? How many Hollywood movies a year would make it if Django couldn't? 2 or 3?
 
2013-04-12 10:23:00 AM  
The bribe checks didn't clear?
 
2013-04-12 10:34:44 AM  

heinrich66: Why? They have good taste?


No, it's the Chinese version of what would happen in America if we let social conservatives choose what we show in theaters.

Has nothing to do with people not wanting to see it (taste) and everything to do with the people in charge not wanting the people see it (exerting political control over society).
 
2013-04-12 10:36:23 AM  

Slaves2Darkness: Yes, well revenge fantasies are popular, they just aren't very good. Lots of people liked the Sopranos, Sex in the City, Dextar, and the Game of Thrones too, that does not make them very good, just popular.


3/10
 
2013-04-12 02:17:50 PM  

Kaeishiwaza: If you didn't laugh during the bag head scene, you have no sense of humor at all.


That was brilliant.
 
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