03 August 2004

Fahrenheit 9/11 Opens in Singapore on Friday

Things to note:

1. The film is rated NC-16 for "war images and coarse language".

No kidding.

They'd have to put the NC-16 rating for all news broadcasts too, to be consistent. And with Channel12/CNA's use of direct feeds from CNN and FOX 24/7 during both wars on Iraq, did any of that have to go through the censorship board for rating approval? They even managed to show Band of Brothers on national TV (not cable or PayTV) here at primetime, and I didn't see any huge PG or NC-16 rating for that.

2. Is there any way to find out which scenes have been deleted by Singapore's film censors? There has to be an official list somewhere.

Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I BET that 99% of the deleted scenes in the Singapore release would have nothing to do with violent war images or coarse language.

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