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Postby Barnsley » Sat, 09 Feb 2013 12:10 am

Can someone do me a favour should they go and watch this movie in Singapore.

Can they confirm that all the "F" words have been replaced by the word "cheesehead" in a completely different voice , or just dubbed out totally.

Its not the best movie in the world, but the local flavouring made it particularly tough viewing. :shock:
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Postby curiousgeorge » Sat, 09 Feb 2013 8:42 am

Yeah it is a specially-ruined-for-Singapore version.

I actually thought the voice said "chia pet". :???:

Even worse, they edit out even the lips at that point too, so you miss a ton of action and have random shots every time they dub it. (Except once when we get the famous "Yippee Ki Yay Chia Pet!" That one time you can see Bruce's lips move.

And early in the film there is a scene with guys in handcuffs which magically disappear - either very bad editing or the Singapore version has some violence removed too.

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Postby x9200 » Sat, 09 Feb 2013 9:06 am

For more violent scenes I am not sure but they will remove anything with more clear sexual context or suggestion of any sexual activity and I not talking about any piece of naked body. I.e. it was enough to have some rhythmic knocking to be heard in the background to have one scene removed from Amelie.

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Postby nakatago » Sat, 09 Feb 2013 9:16 am

Yes, because Singaporeans who have a hankering for some action and testosterone can't take a few f-bombs. Why, they'll be outraged because they haven't heard such foul language before! No, sirreee!

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Postby Mi Amigo » Sat, 09 Feb 2013 10:34 am

I'm always amazed at both the stuff that gets cut and the stuff that doesn't get cut. I once had a frustrating and ultimately futile dialogue with StarHub after they inserted a particularly nasty and violent trailer in the middle of our family viewing one Sunday afternoon. Basically I was told that the only way to avoid that happening was to only watch the officially designated children's channels.

So gratuitous violence is OK then, apparently, even when children are watching. But we can't possibly have anything sexual or, heaven forbid, any rude words. One of the my weirdest experiences here recently was going to see Sacha Baron Cohen's 'The Dictator' - they'd obviously cut so much out of it that it didn't make much sense in places. I'm sure he'd have been horrified if he'd seen it (although he's probably still grateful for the royalties).
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Postby x9200 » Sat, 09 Feb 2013 11:06 am

It's ok. People do not go here to the cinema to look for a sense in the movies but rather some slapstick comedy. And sex bad for outraging modesty. Maybe violence good for NS?

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Postby curiousgeorge » Sat, 09 Feb 2013 1:56 pm

And while we're on the topic:

The song "Pumped Up Kicks" always has the words 'bullet' and 'gun' attenuated on radio here...while at the same time, learning to use an assault rifle is mandatory here for half the population. Go figure!

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Postby nakatago » Sat, 09 Feb 2013 2:15 pm

curiousgeorge wrote:And while we're on the topic:

The song "Pumped Up Kicks" always has the words 'bullet' and 'gun' attenuated on radio here...while at the same time, learning to use an assault rifle is mandatory here for half the population. Go figure!


Two words: internet radio.

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 10 Feb 2013 2:45 am

Reminds me of 'Killing in the name' by 'Rage against the machine', which ends
with the spoken and spat-out refrain...

'F*** you, I won't do what you tell me'

Repeated with increasing intensity 16 times into a furious crescendo.

The irony of the SGn 'machine' censoring that song was maybe not lost on them. As I recall at the time, the entire album was simply banned.

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Postby durain » Mon, 11 Feb 2013 10:40 pm

yipeee ki yay mother....

a) of pearl
b) nature
c) ship


and yes, the title is a bit silly. what's wrong with die hard 5?

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Postby Splatted » Tue, 12 Feb 2013 3:40 pm

durain wrote:yipeee ki yay mother....

a) of pearl
b) nature
c) ship


and yes, the title is a bit silly. what's wrong with die hard 5?


I happened to watch the midnight screening of it a couple nights ago, and i noticed the badly edited sound.

What I'm surprised about is that I'm certain i've watched movies in the past that WEREN'T this heavily edited, including cable TV. Kind of ruined a perfectly good movie, having it nannified for us.

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Re: A Good Day to Die Hard ...

Postby morenangpinay » Wed, 13 Feb 2013 11:15 am

Barnsley wrote:Can someone do me a favour should they go and watch this movie in Singapore.

Can they confirm that all the "F" words have been replaced by the word "cheesehead" in a completely different voice , or just dubbed out totally.

Its not the best movie in the world, but the local flavouring made it particularly tough viewing. :shock:


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Postby ScoobyDoes » Wed, 13 Feb 2013 12:05 pm

If censors are going to cut Friends, as sure as sh!t they're going to cut Die Hard.

I'm simply surprised they allow the word 'Hard' and don't swap it for 'Difficult' given the propensity for connotations.
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Postby Sergei82 » Wed, 13 Feb 2013 12:12 pm

Is it really worth watching though?

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Postby iamsen » Sun, 17 Feb 2013 10:29 pm

WTF?! Seriously?!

I was planning on watching that sometime this week. Oh freak it.


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