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User currently offlineBokratensa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 793 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?

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User currently offlineSIA_B777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 469 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 776 times:

think about it,

do parents regularly let their 5 year olds go watch rated R movies at the theater? why should it be any different on the plane?


User currently offlineAnawat From United States of America, joined May 2001, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 752 times:

I believe that all airline do that not just SIA.

Studio makes "airlne" version for general flying public
on the plane.


User currently offlineBokratensa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 747 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.

User currently offlineB744 From New Zealand, joined Dec 1999, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 728 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  Wow!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



User currently offlineMAS_PTV From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 677 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.


User currently offline36r From Canada, joined Dec 2001, 8 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 664 times:

I recently flew Air Canada YYZ-YVR and the movie's dialogue was edited to remove swearing. I always figured that was common practice, as with movies shown on TV during the daytime.

User currently offlinePIT_flyer007 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 640 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)

User currently offlineSpk From Thailand, joined Jun 2001, 458 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 626 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.

Movies in C and F class are unedited.


User currently offlineSIA_B777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 469 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 622 times:

I heard that if there is an airplane crash scene or something like that they remove it.

User currently offlineFlyBoeing From United States of America, joined May 2000, 866 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 618 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.



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