Bokratensa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 11 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 911 times:
I flew on SIA recently and noticed something strange on the plane PTV programs. R rated movie scenes were cut and four-letter words “beeped”. Does SIA censor its programming, or did I push the "kids" button? If does then why?
Bokratensa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 865 times:
I'm not complaining about the censorship, to the contrary, I approve of it. But of all the airlines, I wouldn't expect SIA to take the lead, Saudia maybe. BA for sure does not "PG" modify their programming.
B744 From New Zealand, joined Dec 1999, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 846 times:
From my experience, most large international carriers censor programming on the 'big screen' in economy class and on economy class PTV's but programming on business class PTV's is left unchanged. I remember watching 'Striptease' once in J class on NZ with no editing
MAS_PTV From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 11 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 795 times:
Actually, I flew on SQ 12 from NRT-LAX just last week and was quite surprised to hear the F-word UNCENSORED several times in the movie "The Mexican" and other movies on KrisWorld. There was also a movie or two (I forget the names) with uncensored nudity.
I am not saying I favor censorship per se, but admit I was very surprised as it was the first time I have ever seen in-flight movies that were not censored (any five-year old kid could have been playing around with the controller and watched the same things I happened to come across). Other airlines I have flown on like JL, NH, MH, TG, AI, UA, DL, NW, etc. all censored their movies.
PIT_flyer007 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 11 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 758 times:
SIA isn't the only Singapore industry that really censors their stuff: many albums from artists, like Janet Jacksons last two albums, were banned because of lyrics about battery and homosexuality. And when I saw "The Full Monty" back on KLM several years ago, it was censored. (the last scene where the guys on stage take it off)
Spk From Thailand, joined Jun 2001, 458 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (13 years 11 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 744 times:
I believe it's the studios that make a version for airline use. In many cases, it's not just cutting off some scenes or beeping over f* words. Sometimes the movie is edited with different footage altogether. The airlinet can't do that.
One example I can remember is "Big Momma's House". In theatre there is a scene that shows Big Momma's bare buttock. In the airline version the scene is replaced and shows Big Momma in underwear. It's still gross, though.
FlyBoeing From United States of America, joined May 2000, 866 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (13 years 11 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 736 times:
I saw "The World Is Not Enough" on a CO flight EWR-SFO and noticed something very wrong about the film. I was thinking and thinking about it... then I realized that James Bond and Electra were supposed to have a big lavish James Bond style sex scene which had been totally edited out. It was uncanny how you missed a whole dimension of the film's plot since the movie was edited for CO Main Screen.