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Disney Explains Why "The Avengers" Death Scene Was Altered

Posted: September 18th, 2012 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Disney Explains Why "The Avengers" Death Scene Was AlteredSubmit Comment
We just learned that the UK version of "The Avengers" will be released in stores with a major scene altered. There were many assumptions as to why Marvel would do that, and all of them turned out to be wrong.

SPOILERS AHEAD:

In the scene, Agent Coulson is stabbed in the back with a spear, the blade of which rips through his chest, killing him. But in the UK version, the blade never comes out of the chest. According to Disney, this wasn't a mistake or censorship, this is exactly what UK movie-goers saw in theaters.

"There's been no censorship, no foul play. The version of Marvel's 'Avengers Assemble' on Blu-ray disc in the UK is the same as the version shown theatrically," explained the studio. "The simple fact is for a 12 certificate film in the UK, that scene was deemed inappropriate. So Marvel Studios chose to remove the spear tip digitally."

In other words, censorship removed the spear for theatrical showings, but no extra censorship was used for the Blu-ray.

Source: HomeCinemaChoice


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McQueen writes:
on September 18th, 2012 at 7:04:59 AM

I don't know if it's related to the fact that many young thugs or innocent teens are stabbed to death in some streets of London...
boogiel writes:
on September 18th, 2012 at 8:51:50 AM

What a lame excuse! Digitally removing something inappropriate is also called as censoring.

Ranger writes:
on September 18th, 2012 at 12:40:06 PM

Remove the spear tip digitally or not, Coulson is still dead, and I mourn.

Not really. But seriously... who gives a f*ck about this?!
feeheelee writes:
on September 18th, 2012 at 12:49:50 PM

Joss Whedon sure does like to impale characters...
James Blond writes:
on September 18th, 2012 at 1:12:54 PM

morons!!!
Ranger writes:
on September 18th, 2012 at 5:24:58 PM

Look at the poster.

It seems the actors are stacked on it based on amounts of $'s they were paid.
Ranger writes:
on September 18th, 2012 at 5:32:28 PM

Except Jackson. I'm sure he was paid more than a few on the team. But he's back there... I don't know, maybe whitey the artist stuck him back there because he was black.
minkowski writes:
on September 18th, 2012 at 6:11:26 PM

"In other words, censorship removed the spear for theatrical showings, but no extra censorship was used for the Blu-ray."

It's not censorship, not as you intend to imply, anyway, if a company decides to alter *their* product to conform to the expectation(s) of the intended audience.

In fact, this would be called 'self-censorship', and people, even individuals, engage is self-censorship everyday.

Grow up.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-censorship
Scott Baiowulf writes:
on September 18th, 2012 at 7:38:04 PM

umm how is that NOT censorship??

because they did it in theaturds not on home video??

f*ck off.......
minkowski writes:
on September 18th, 2012 at 7:52:54 PM

It's not censorship in the sense Alex and idiots like you understand the concept.

You think because some company didn't include some gratuitous gore or some tit shot, your 'right' to such material has been infinged, and god help the world when an adult child doesn't get his baba of media milk.

Thus, the reason why I differentiated (oooh, scary big word!) between censorship and self-censorhip.

Fact is, it's THEIR property. They change it the way they like, for whomever, just as I can trim my hedges to conform to expected neighborhood standards, which is exactly what happened here.

But why worry? I'm sure you already have the DVD and BuRay, like a good little consumer slave, so why the f*ck are you crying?

Grow the f*ck up, stupid faggot child.
minkowski writes:
on September 18th, 2012 at 7:55:36 PM

And oh yes, Scott Baiowulf. How droll. Because the Germanic epic poem and some goofy little queer sitcom actor from the 1980s have anything to do with one another.

God damned idiot children and their keyboards. Like a toddler with one of those Fisher-Price xylophones.
Jakey Nightmare writes:
on September 19th, 2012 at 3:00:20 AM

sUcKs for the UK
Avirex writes:
on September 19th, 2012 at 3:53:25 AM

Meanwhile, I promise not to remove my spear tip from Scarjo's punani.
citysims writes:
on September 19th, 2012 at 12:10:46 PM

Thank Goodness! I thought it was removed because it Insulted the Prophet Muahamad...Or howerever you spell that crap.
Scott Baiowulf writes:
on September 19th, 2012 at 9:30:46 PM

censorship - The practice of officially examining books, movies, etc., and suppressing unacceptable parts.


Scott Baiowulf writes:
on September 19th, 2012 at 9:32:12 PM

i dont care if you dont like the name, but youre wrong about the def of censorship.

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