‘Django Unchained’ Returns To China On May 7

Django Unchained will return to theaters in China on May 7.

The film was slated to open in cinemas earlier this month. However, the flick was pulled immediately after its release although it had previously been cleared by censors.

Quentin Tarantino’s bloody western has essentially been sitting around without a release for roughly three weeks. The Hollywood Reporter is now stating the movie has been cleared for release since scenes featuring full-frontal nudity have been removed.

Despite the current reports that Django Unchained is slated to return to theaters in China on May 7, Sony Pictures claims they haven’t been informed about the new release date.

Harvey Weinstein said during his appearance on CBS This Morning that the Chinese film market was simply too big to ignore. In order to make sure the movie screened in cinemas throughout the country, he explained that some necessary cuts were being made to accommodate censors.

“We made some cuts in the movie to accommodate them and I believe the movie will be up and running pretty soon. It is a big audience and I don’t think any of us want to ignore that audience either for a few cuts in the movie,” he said during his interview.

Weinstein also stated that the changes weren’t made due to the political nature of the story. Rumors suggested that authorities didn’t approve of the rebellious elements found in the movie.

China Film Group Corp. angered movie theater owners in China when they yanked the movie from screens on opening day. Although officials said there was a technical problem with the feature, many believed that something in the movie itself had offended censors.

Before it was removed from theaters, Django Unchained had already undergone a few changes in order to appease Chinese officials. Sony Pictures’ Zhang Miao explained that alterations to the film’s bloodshed were made, though these cuts wouldn’t affect the story.

“What we call bloodshed and violence is just a means of serving the purpose of the film, and these slight adjustments will not affect the basic quality of the film — such as tuning the blood to a darker color, or lowering the height of the splatter of blood,” Miao said.

Django Unchained will return to theaters in China on May 7. What do you think about the cuts that were made to Quentin Tarantino’s western?

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