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Evilmunki Jan 13th 2014 4:27 am

Don't go to see Wolf of Wall Street in Dubai......
 
it is cut to shreds, all the dirty bits have been removed (boo) and most of the swearing, there was more than one occasion that it would be cut in the middle of a scene and restart in the middle of another scene.

I complained about it and was told that 30 minutes have been cut out to keep the censors happy, when I told them that it made the film nigh on unwatchable I got a complimentary ticket by way of apology - I was told that if I had walked out halfway through I would have got my money back but because I stayed to the bitter end they wouldn't give anything back

TheShed Jan 13th 2014 4:29 am

Re: Don't go to see Wolf of Wall Street in Dubai......
 
cut by 45 mins actually according to the National.

http://www.thenational.ae/uae/the-wo...-profane-movie

I watched it last night (downloaded) and thought that it was an excellent film. I agree that it would lose a lot of its punch if cut so dramatically.

Evilmunki Jan 13th 2014 4:32 am

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It was excellent, really good, but considering it is the film with the second most use of the word f### (over 500 times!) that made for a hell of a lot of silent moments

Meow Jan 13th 2014 4:51 am

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Frankly I am amazed that anyone would bother going to see a film like that at a cinema here. Surely everyone knows films are censored?

Evilmunki Jan 13th 2014 4:53 am

Re: Don't go to see Wolf of Wall Street in Dubai......
 

Originally Posted by Meow (Post 11075717)
Frankly I am amazed that anyone would bother going to see a film like that at a cinema here. Surely everyone knows films are censored?

I'm well aware that films out here are censored, just wasn't expecting it to be butchered the way it was

britexpat76 Jan 13th 2014 8:39 am

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Originally Posted by Meow (Post 11075717)
Frankly I am amazed that anyone would bother going to see a film like that at a cinema here. Surely everyone knows films are censored?

I cannot understand how anyone would go to a Middle Eastern cinema to watch any movie with their censorship laws.

OleJanx Jan 13th 2014 8:52 am

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Is the scene where he's trying to drive a Ferrari whilst loaded on Quaaludes censored too?

flood2 Jan 13th 2014 8:56 am

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Films are bad enough, but I was watching man v's food on Fox last at a friends and they cut the word "Ham" out. Funny in a half hour program about Ham! Nuts

Scamp Jan 13th 2014 9:07 am

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Originally Posted by flood2 (Post 11075870)
Films are bad enough, but I was watching man v's food on Fox last at a friends and they cut the word "Ham" out. Funny in a half hour program about Ham! Nuts

Masterchef Australia was piss funny when a woman cooked Roast Pork.

Even the word was wiped out and always bleeped. Hilarious.

Millsyisland Jan 13th 2014 10:17 am

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It's not only the censorship though, it's the way certain people behave in cinemas here too - talking (loudly), either to each other or on their phone, constantly getting up and down, kids running around etc.

Evilmunki Jan 13th 2014 9:16 pm

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Originally Posted by OleJanx (Post 11075867)
Is the scene where he's trying to drive a Ferrari whilst loaded on Quaaludes censored too?

Funnily enough, no it isn't, which is mental in itself, no consistency in what's in or out!

Myusernamewastaken Jan 14th 2014 1:44 am

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It's not only the censorship though, it's the way certain people behave in cinemas here too - talking (loudly), either to each other or on their phone, constantly getting up and down, kids running around etc.
They would quickly learn if it was in the states..

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/n...eater/4457907/

Eeyore Jan 14th 2014 7:38 pm

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Originally Posted by britexpat76 (Post 11075849)
I cannot understand how anyone would go to a Middle Eastern cinema to watch any movie with their censorship laws.

Depends entirely on the movie. Plenty of mainstream films get through with very minimal or indeed no censorship. A bigger annoyance can be the subtitles, especially if they're in both Arabic and French.

Millhouse Jan 15th 2014 4:11 am

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I like the cinema here.

NorthernLad Jan 15th 2014 9:36 am

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Originally Posted by Millhouse (Post 11079106)
I like the cinema here.

I agree, go around lunchtime on a weekend and it's generally quiet.

It's common sense on as to going to see films, it is generally fairly obvious what is cut - gratuitous violence is fine.


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