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Old 10-30-03, 05:25 PM
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The Shield CENSORED!!!

I just finished watching the DVD-R from Tuesday's broadcast of The Shield and I'm f//king appalled!

First the quality was s//t, it looked like low grade VHS. And second it was f//king censored! The first scene after the credits is where I really noticed it... The one where Dutch is standing over the naked corpse, comenting on her breasts...

They digially placed a streak of sunlight over her breasts and a OVEN-MIT over her lower region... I had to watch it twice to make sure, but yup that's an oven-mit. I also noticed little cuts. Like in the opening chase there was a quick shot of the bag tapped to the black guy's balls, that was lifted out. Also in the last scene, they reframed the shot of "The Rat" getting shot I remember originally after he got shot there was a quick shot from behind of him falling infront of camera and you could see the exit wound, that's gone and couple of swears were changed as well.

I probably wouldn't have noticed if it was a new show but I have the DVD set of Season 1 and I've seen the first episode a s//t load of times. It's just f//king annoying.
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I don't understand. Are you saying they didn't show a nude woman, a guy's balls, or graphic violence on a broadcast TV show?
Old 10-30-03, 06:07 PM
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It was a DVD-R. Depending on who encoded it, you're going to get poorer quality than the official release.
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Looks like your f//king post was censored too.
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Yet another poster who doesn't know what the word "CENSORED!!!" actually means...
Old 10-30-03, 06:56 PM
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Originally posted by SunMonkey
I don't understand. Are you saying they didn't show a nude woman, a guy's balls, or graphic violence on a broadcast TV show?
The only reason I'm saying it is because every previous time it's aired they have shown those scenes the way they originally were. And now they've changed it.

Originally posted by Static Cling
It was a DVD-R. Depending on who encoded it, you're going to get poorer quality than the official release.
It's mine, I have a DVD recorder I use now instead of the VCR. That's how it was broadcasted because the show before and after it were fine.

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Yet another poster who doesn't know what the word "CENSORED!!!" actually means...
Actually I do know what it means and that's exactly what this is. This isn't like "Greedo Shooting First" where the creator intentionally changed it, and we all piss and moan over it. This is them cutting parts out for the subject matter not their visions...
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I'm still trying to figure out how this is "censorship", unless the FCC threatened FX. But I don't think that happened.
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Merriam-Webster :
Main Entry: 2censor
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): cen·sored; cen·sor·ing /'sen(t)-s&-ri[ng], 'sen(t)s-ri[ng]/
Date: 1882
: to examine in order to suppress or delete anything considered objectionable
I don't see the words 'FCC' or 'government' anywhere in the definition or the OP.
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Originally posted by mikewendt
Actually I do know what it means and that's exactly what this is. This isn't like "Greedo Shooting First" where the creator intentionally changed it, and we all piss and moan over it. This is them cutting parts out for the subject matter not their visions...
So you know the show creators didn't intentionally change it (like the Greedo thing)? FX or someone else made them change the episode?
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so let me get this straight, on the original broadcast (and on the dvd's) we saw the nude woman fully (it looked blurred from tuesdays night's showing) and one or two scene's got trimmed. And the video quality was worse right?
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meh, nothing that took away from the plot or the story. It's FX, it isnt HBO or anything major where tits can really be seen. happens. oh well
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I don't know that scene with the drug dealer really confused me. I thought it was missing something when they cut real quick. It's good to know that some things had been cut.
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Frankly when I saw season 1 on DVD, I was kind of shocked at the amount of nudity that appeared. I was wondering how FX was able to show it. I mean granted it is a "cable only" channel, but now that the show is popular and in the mainstream focus, wouldn't advertisers potentially be concerned about this content? I certainly thought some of the season 1 episodes would have had a "graphic violence" warning or some such message when aired on TV.

Aside from that, I'm not sure why mikewendt is burning DVD-Rs of a show he already owns on DVD though...
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they had those messages after every commercial.
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Originally posted by Static Cling
So you know the show creators didn't intentionally change it (like the Greedo thing)? FX or someone else made them change the episode?
Actually... Yes, because they talk about being able to get away with some much and having very few content restrictions (alowing them to get thier original ideas on screen) on the commentary tracks of Season 1's DVD set.

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Aside from that, I'm not sure why mikewendt is burning DVD-Rs of a show he already owns on DVD though...
I use my DVD recorder like I use to use my VCR. I record the shows that I'm not able to watch during the week, so I can see them later. The only reason I recorded The Shield is because I had that time slot programed in from the Nip/Tuck season. After I watch them I reuse the disc (actually they're RW), I don't keep them. If I like a show enough (like The Shield) I'll get the DVD set.
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Frankly when I saw season 1 on DVD, I was kind of shocked at the amount of nudity that appeared. I was wondering how FX was able to show it. I mean granted it is a "cable only" channel, but now that the show is popular and in the mainstream focus, wouldn't advertisers potentially be concerned about this content? I certainly thought some of the season 1 episodes would have had a "graphic violence" warning or some such message when aired on TV.
I think that maybe the advertisers realised no one gives a damn. If you're watching a show for adults, it can have adult content. Period. If it airs after Bear in the Big Blue house, then there would be trouble.
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Originally posted by mikewendt
Actually... Yes, because they talk about being able to get away with some much and having very few content restrictions (alowing them to get thier original ideas on screen) on the commentary tracks of Season 1's DVD set.
This is different from what I asked. Who specifically is preventing the material from being seen? If you don't know, then it might be a little early to call the ACLU.
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also i;m wondering if there is actuall nudity in the pilot that we new comers don't get to see. (we saw vic pull down the guys pants, but we don't see the naked woman dead there. her nipples seemed to be blurred out.)
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I saw the very first airing of The Shield and I'm pretty sure the nipples were always kinda blurred. I don't remember what her lower region looked like, but I remember the nipples because it looked so weird. Maybe for the dvd they showed those scenes uncensored for the first time.
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Originally posted by nny
I saw the very first airing of The Shield and I'm pretty sure the nipples were always kinda blurred.
I concur with this, and the DVD is the same as well. You never saw the dude's balls either.
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did the first episode always have that bbc type look. very soft and blurry at times when the camera moved. Mackey even had some hair also.
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I'm not sure about the soft and blurry, but on the commentary for the dvd they say something about the hair on Mackey. I think it was only one scene, but Chicklis said they shaved his head the same as they always did, but the lighting was weird in that scene making it look like he had hair.
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it seemed like he had hair through out the entire episode and when he got done
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Originally posted by Groucho
I concur with this
You're forgetting the oven mitt. I didn't have to watch the series premier twice to notice all three "good parts" were taken care of.

Not that I would get turned on by a dead chick, ya unnerstand.

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