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Ever wished you could own an 'edited for content' movie...?
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Old 06-14-2017, 09:49 PM
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Default Ever wished you could own an 'edited for content' movie...?

No? Nobody? Well, Sony thinks you want to.

I've suffered through 'edited for content' versions of both Ghostbusters flicks (of which there are multiple versions) and in nearly all of them, something is left out which leaves some sort of plot hole and the alternate dialogue can get annoying--you know something's been replaced as the sound quality is worse and it rarely syncs up right. The only thing that makes those fun is figuring out exactly what was cut, where and why.

I can't think of what a 'clean' version of Crouching Tiger would be like...
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A company called CleanFlicks tried doing that back in 2000. They were shut down by the courts in 2006.

I wonder how Sony expects to get around that court ruling?
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Old 06-15-2017, 03:40 AM
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I can see a few angles for Sony:

- This is not a new edit, instead they're offering a cleaned-up edit from one market (airline, broadcast TV) in another market (home video).

- Sony is also a movie studio. If they were to do this only with their own movies, they'd be working with their own intellectual property. Wouldn't help for existing movies, but going forward they could refuse to deal with any director who wouldn't agree to let them do this.

- Instead of the DGA going after a small company, they're going after a multinational that can afford high-priced lawyers.
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Ugh, worst one to date has GOT to be T2, where the cut part was a complete turning point in the story.
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If there are multiple clean versions of a film (sometimes it seems like stations/venues do their own edits if it doesn't involve dialogue), I wonder how they're all going to be reconciled with each other?
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Old 06-17-2017, 05:19 AM
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If I had the "privilege" of owning a TV edit of a movie, it would probably be this one. So ham-handed that it becomes funny in its own odd little way. "Yippee-ki-yay, MISTER FALCON!!!!!"
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Old 06-17-2017, 09:18 PM
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I know a lot of families around here would love this. They wont go to a rated R movie, but will watch the edited version.
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I heard a rumor years ago that Walmart sold edited versions of some movies and CDs to make them more family friendly.

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Old 06-18-2017, 05:04 AM
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I know I'll get mocked for this, but I'd like to own the edited for tv version of Adventures in Babysitting. Because watching the unedited version as a grown up just freaks me out. "Don't f*ck with the babysitter!" Nooo, you're ruining my childhood memories.

But other than that, yeah you guys are right.
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