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Sony Debuts ‘Clean Version’ of 24 Movies Via iTunes, Vudu, Fandango

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has launched a “clean version” initiative allowing viewers to screen edited versions of two dozen Sony films.

The studio is making the broadcast TV or airline version of these 24 titles available when a consumer purchases a film in its original form on iTunes, Vudu, and FandangoNOW.

Seth Rogen, who produced and starred in Sony’s “The Interview” and “Sausage Party,” objected to the initiative following Tuesday’s announcement, tweeting a profanity-laden response.

“Holy sh– please don’t do this to our movies. Thanks,” Rogen wrote.

“The Clean Version allows viewing for a wider audience, giving people the chance to watch their favorite films together,” Sony said. “Clean Version movies can be accessed with purchase of the theatrical versions.”

The films include all five versions of “Spider-Man” along with “50 First Dates,” “Battle Of The Year,” “Big Daddy,” “Captain Phillips,” “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon,” “Easy A,” “Elysium,” “Ghostbusters,” “Ghostbusters II,” “Goosebumps,” “Grown Ups,” “Grown Ups 2,” “Hancock,” “Inferno,” “Moneyball,” “Pixels,” “Step Brothers,” “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” and “White House Down.”

The move comes six months after family-friendly filtering service VidAngel bowed to a federal judge’s order and shut down its site completely. Judge Andre Birotte ordered the company to cease operations on Dec. 12, issuing an injunction at the request of Disney, Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox, which have complained that the service was pirating their content.

The news was first reported by Yahoo Movies.
http://variety.com/2017/digital/news...go-1202456869/
Old 06-07-17, 01:06 PM
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Good. Those Spider-Man movies are so filthy I could never show them to my kids before.
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At some of the titles chosen...
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Re: Sony Debuts ‘Clean Version’ of 24 Movies Via iTunes, Vudu, Fandango

We laugh, but it's a big deal to some families. Its nothing new.

From 2005

http://www.crosswalk.com/culture/fea...e-1339204.html


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — It's an embarrassing moment millions of parents have experienced – enjoying a movie at home with their family when a seemingly harmless film turns offensive.

A few seconds of profanity and sexual dialogue ruin the evening, with mom and dad left bewildered and wondering, "Why was that in there?"

Thanks to DVD technology and a few innovative companies, mom and dad now can enjoy movie night in peace.

Three young companies – CleanFilms, CleanFlicks and Family Flix – offer family-safe edited DVD versions of PG, PG-13 and R movies, deleting the objectionable content. Another budding company, ClearPlay, sells a DVD player with the capability of muting profanity and "skipping" offensive scenes.

In all instances, the profanity, sexual dialogue, nudity and graphic violence are gone. PG movies become G-rated. R movies turn PG-friendly. And movie night becomes less worrisome.
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Re: Sony Debuts ‘Clean Version’ of 24 Movies Via iTunes, Vudu, Fandango

Characters can still walk into a room with a machine gun and spray dozens of people as long as they don't say "shit" afterwards.
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Characters can still walk into a room with a machine gun and spray dozens of people as long as they don't say "shit" afterwards.
Pretty much . It's America...
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Inferno? lol
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What awful cover art

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This is lame, but at least it's a studio rather than some random Christian group with no rights to the films.

Glad Captain Phillips will now be a fun family watch!
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Is anything cut out of ghostbusters when it airs on TV?
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Just the Slimer sex scene
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Fuck Sony for this nonsense.
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I don't see how this is much different from films whose content are edited for basic cable channels. Not the ideal way to watch films but I can see why some parents might watch these versions.
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So, Sony went Mormon-ized?
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Re: Sony Debuts ‘Clean Version’ of 24 Movies Via iTunes, Vudu, Fandango

Clean version of Easy A? Wouldn't removing "sexual dialogue" from that movie sort of be confusing since it's about a girl pretending to sleep with people for gift cards?

Goosebumps was already rated PG.
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Re: Sony Debuts ‘Clean Version’ of 24 Movies Via iTunes, Vudu, Fandango

Originally Posted by Mike86
I don't see how this is much different from films whose content are edited for basic cable channels. Not the ideal way to watch films but I can see why some parents might watch these versions.
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Re: Sony Debuts ‘Clean Version’ of 24 Movies Via iTunes, Vudu, Fandango

I've always wanted to show "Easy A" to my 7-year-old.
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I want the clean version of "Casino."

Stuff you! You filthy maggot!

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I did always enjoy censored lines though, as dumb as they were.



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Re: Sony Debuts ‘Clean Version’ of 24 Movies Via iTunes, Vudu, Fandango

What needed to be cleaned up in CROUCHING TIGER? I don't remember anything remotely objectionable in it.
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Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum
What needed to be cleaned up in CROUCHING TIGER? I don't remember anything remotely objectionable in it.
All the phallic bamboo.
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Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum
What needed to be cleaned up in CROUCHING TIGER?
They CGI'd Matt Damon's face over Chow Yun-Fat, gotta have a westerner in the lead.
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Originally Posted by RichC2
Goosebumps was already rated PG.
It's a hard PG.
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Like others have said...I'd rather studios offer the tv broadcast edited version (as an add-on w the regular version) vs these third party companies doing it. They've already chopped the films up for tv... this is just serving another small/niche group of customers. In an era where margins are running thin for studios already...why not?

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