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TV censoring of cinema films.

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  • #76
    But this doesn't excuse TPTV for making their censoring more obvious (with Mister Blobby) than the other channels......

    Also, if the same movie is screened again after 9PM the blobs should be removed and the cuts restored, but this does not seem to happen on TPTV...

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    • #77
      Also, if the same movie is screened again after 9PM the blobs should be removed and the cuts restored, but this does not seem to happen on TPTV..
      Because that costs money, and they are hardly likely to bother to have a totally new version of the same film for post 9pm.

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      • #78
        And then there is Streaming. I have Amazon Prime video and Netflix services. Their copies of movies are usually based on the commercially available DVD print. But they vary. I can watch at any time, day or night, so the Watershed is inapplicable. There are parental control options, to help me prevent the adult content being seen inadvertently by minors, which is how the watershed is supposed to protect the innocent. You do get occasional surprises though, where the content on the streaming service appears to be less censored than the versions available on DVD. Mind you, I've also had it where the streaming service shows the completely wrong film. They can be very slow to correct it too. One time the Bruce Lee film "Fists of Fury" turned out to be showing "Fist of Fear, Touch of Death"(1980) which is a really bad exploitation movie (it scores 2.1 on IMDb)- three months later, it hadn't been fixed. Another time I was hoping for "Macbeth"(1971) with Jon Finch, but ended up with a mid-70s American TV adaptation that was frankly embarrassing. I can't remember what I was looking for when it offered me "Baby Doll"(1956), but I know it was something completely different. I didn't watch it that time, but when I went looking for it later, it was nowhere to be found.

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        • #79
          Having just got a Firestick and prime, I just tried searching for those films, and they do seem to come up now correctly. Could have been dodgy early software.

          The speech search function is very useful!

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          • #80
            Yep, that was a few months ago. I've had a few other examples, but couldn't remember what they were.

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            • #81
              Watching The League Of Gentleman,one of my favourite films, on TP tonight,the scene where Jack Hawkins refers this wife as a bitch the bitch is dubbed losing the force of the delivery.

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