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Has TV bleeping words driven you to buy more *no* bleeping DVD(s)?

 
Old 05-08-03, 06:51 PM
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Has TV bleeping words driven you to buy more *no* bleeping DVD(s)?

I was watching a movie when all of sudden they started bleeping a 1:30 *AM* show! 1:30 AM man this pissed me off, I would rather buy DVDs, than have that bloody bleeping!

This was well beyond the 9PM *family* hour cut off! IMO they are driving more and more to DVD because of their lunacy. Commercials and bleeping of words are, what drove me to pay for Vhs and now DVD, how about you?
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Old 05-08-03, 06:59 PM
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It pisses me off when they bleep out "Scrote" from The Wonder Years on ABC Family, and when they bleeped out "damn" on the Saturday midnight showings of "Freaks & Geeks." Too bad neither show is out on DVD!
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From another thread, tbs apparently thought "eat my shorts" was offensive so it got cut from the breakfast club.
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Old 05-08-03, 07:37 PM
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I like the Scarface edits. something like...Where did ya get that scar tough guy...eating pizza?
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Old 05-08-03, 07:55 PM
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Not so much the bleeping or funny voiceovers, but the @!)(#*! commercials on movies shown on TV drive me nuts. Just can't deal. Give it to me commercial free, anamorphic and in surround sound.
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Old 05-08-03, 08:04 PM
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Um, I buy dvd's anyway...I try to stay away from movies on television. Not only is there bleeping of words, they are usually full frame and lame.
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Old 05-08-03, 08:09 PM
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I buy shows I want to watch. regardless if it has a bleep or not.

In any case, if you ask me. I like the bleeps in shows. it makes it a bit funnier.
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Old 05-08-03, 09:08 PM
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Suffering from insomnia, I was watching some hackneyed movie on WGN with James Earl Jones about race relations. It was about 2 AM, and the movie was trying really hard to be serious about the subject, and there came a point where a white character almost calls JEJ the N word, and JEJ shouts back "Go ahead! Say it! I know you want to! N-bleep-r! "

I nearly put my foot thru the screen. The whole movie is trying to make a point about that whole subject, and they can't let JEJ say it at 2 in the morning.

I hope we never see DVDs offered with TV friendly versions. Those companies that "clean up" movies are an abomination. A movie exists, you either watch it or you don't.
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Old 05-08-03, 09:14 PM
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Originally posted by Jackskeleton
In any case, if you ask me. I like the bleeps in shows. it makes it a bit funnier.
South Park is a great example of this, in my opinion.
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Old 05-08-03, 09:38 PM
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Originally posted by Cardinal Fang
South Park is a great example of this, in my opinion.
Because it's written knowing it's going to be bleeped. The rhythm of the dialogue depends on it. Movies and such written without that foreknowledge suffer for it.
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I pretty much avoid watching all movies on television. There's just no good reason to do it. Commercials, editing, full screen, it ruins the experience for me. Especially the commercials.
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My sentiments exactly.
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Old 05-09-03, 01:01 AM
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Anybody ever hear the "cleaned-up" version of 1977's Smokey And The Bandit??

Hysterically awful dubbed-over cussing!

"There's no way! .... No way! .... YOU could have come from my loins!"

Can't recall...what word WAS subbed for "loins" here? I know loins wasn't allowed.
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My all-time favorite is from Scarface when the line:

"The world is like a woman, just waiting to get f**ked"

becomes:

"The world is like a chicken, just waiting to get plucked"

Talk about creative editing!

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Old 05-09-03, 02:50 AM
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Alien3 is quite funny on regular broadcast television.
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Old 05-09-03, 07:16 AM
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I try to avoid R rated movies on tv as much as possible for that exact reason..
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Old 05-09-03, 07:49 AM
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Originally posted by milo bloom
Because it's written knowing it's going to be bleeped. The rhythm of the dialogue depends on it. Movies and such written without that foreknowledge suffer for it.
the thread topic was about TV that had bleeps in it.. not films. if a film is bleeped, then I will have to worry about that. in the case of tv. The osbournes are a great example, just like southpark, without the bleeps is just feels like cursing to curse.. with the bleeps it add's to the comedy of it all.

You know what they are saying even if you can't hear them by the assumption in your head. that in itself add's to the comedy if you ask me.
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Old 05-09-03, 11:40 AM
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Originally posted by gutwrencher
I like the Scarface edits. something like...Where did ya get that scar tough guy...eating pizza?
This edit is a running joke between me and my brother. But I think when we saw it the edit was..Where did ya get that scar tough guy...eating pinapple?

Of course we're on the floor laughing at that one.
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I can understand if a station is showing a bleeped film at a late hour. It's probably the only copy of the film they have.

The standard in American Television is rather backward. God bless the foreign television stations, so my DVDs of Spaced and Brass Eye are in all their unadulterated glory.
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Old 05-09-03, 11:53 AM
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Originally posted by davidvp
Anybody ever hear the "cleaned-up" version of 1977's Smokey And The Bandit??
From Internet Movie Database:

The TV print needed extensive overdubbing to reduce the amount of profanity. In particular, Jackie Gleason's expression "Sum-bitch!" was replaced with "Scum-bum." This new word became a popular catch phrase with kids after the film made its TV debut.

Scum-bum.
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Scum-bum.
Fridge you, melon farmer!

Ah, Repo Man...
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Old 05-09-03, 12:22 PM
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Originally posted by Jackskeleton

In any case, if you ask me. I like the bleeps in shows. it makes it a bit funnier.
This holds very true for "The Osbournes". The bleeped version was much funnier than the uncensored version.
Someone already mentioned South Park, but there is no uncensored version to compare it to.
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