China’s Censors Briefly Lift Veil on Film Review Process

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Chinese television viewers caught a rare glimpse into the operations of their country's notoriously opaque film censorship process. Read More

R-Rated Films In China

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R-rated Hollywood films have a long history in China, dating to 1995, when True Lies entered the country as the second-ever revenue-sharing import. Surprisingly, most R-rated films released there in the 22 years since have managed to squeak past the censors intact: some 21 of the 36 films on this list were shown to Chinese audiences uncensored. Read More

‘Ghost In The Shell’ Passes Chinese Censors

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The live-action remake of the of the 1995 Japanese anime classic hits screens in North America on 31 March, but it's unclear if it will get a coveted day-an-date release in China. Read More

China Censors Take Wolverine Claws to ‘Logan,’ Slice 14 Minutes Off Runtime

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Censors have cut 14 minutes from the film's 137-minute US runtime, citing violence and perhaps also the "brief nudity" cited in the Motion Picture Association of America's own R-rating. Read More

China’s First Big Gay Movie Passes Censors Again

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For the second time ever, China's movie regulators have approved the release of a film featuring gay central characters -- but in this case, that approval is for the same movie. Read More

Tim Burton’s ‘Peculiar Children’ Makes Cut for China Market

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An "eyeball feast" enjoyed by some of the monster cast was deemed unsuitable for local audiences and had to be removed in order to gain release here, state-run media reported Thursday. Read More

Less Censorship Could Make Independent Film Productions Suffer

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A lack of early official approval may make investors less willing to participate in riskier projects. Read More

Feng Xiaogang’s ‘I Am Not Madame Bovary’ Clears China Censorship

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"I Am Not Madame Bovary" (我不是潘金莲), the highly anticipated social satire by veteran Chinese director Feng Xiaogang, has officially passed China’s film censorship board with some cuts and will finally hit screens on November 18. Read More

Bad Boy Cop Show Disappears From Internet

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In another reminder that web series in China are subject to the same scrutiny as their television counterparts, popular police drama Yu Zui has disappeared from the internet. Read More

How To Make a Serial Killer Movie and Get Away With It in China

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Director Lu Chuan's studio sidesteps censorship issues around story of 'China's Jack the Ripper' by Teaming up with the powerful Ministry of Public Security. Read More