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Old 14-09-2012, 19:43
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Fail, when the BBFC have said there are no cuts

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Old 14-09-2012, 20:18
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This took some searching as the OP didn't provide a link, but apparently the Spear scene has been cut from the UK Steelbook release, this is despite the BBFC saying that the film is uncut. If this is true, then I will be purchasing the American version.
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Old 14-09-2012, 21:22
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I can't find anything about this can you please post a linky.
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Old 14-09-2012, 21:25
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Right i found it, as i thought, complete jimmy rollocks. It's the german version that is cut not the uk version.
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Old 14-09-2012, 21:40
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Good to hear!
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Old 14-09-2012, 22:29
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It's not even out yet, can we please way till day of release to slag off Walt Disney?
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Old 14-09-2012, 22:40
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Actually weeman depending on where you preordered it from a lot of people do in fact have it already.
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Old 14-09-2012, 22:57
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if disney have submitted a precut version then the bbfc will pass it with no cuts. it would only be if they submitted the uncut version and then the bbfc said "cut this to get the rating you want" then it would come up as "xxx seconds cut" on the bbfc website.
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Old 14-09-2012, 23:10
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Actually weeman depending on where you preordered it from a lot of people do in fact have it already.
Yes, but not enough people to confirm or deny this, and having seen the comparison shots, I couldn't even see a difference for the fast few times, I had to look up what the difference actually was. http://www.movie-censorship.com/news_en.php?ID=4149 if you want a look.
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Old 14-09-2012, 23:26
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I have the 3d combo set. I bought it today and had the choice of the 2d or 3d set as the 3d has a great slip and was only 3 more and maybe i will get a 3d tv someday which means I have only watched the 2D version and it is cut.
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Old 15-09-2012, 10:20
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There was a brief suggestion that the cut may have been made internationally to allow for the character (don't know his name) to return in a squeal, though Disney have neither acknowledged nor denied that rumor (for obvious reasons).

Those of you claiming to have purchased a cut copy, does it say anywhere (within the contents of or on the disc - not the packaging) that it is a UK only copy? Because the cuts were made for countries like Germany and Italy, so if the disc is intended for use in all of Europe it may have been cut for that reason...
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Old 15-09-2012, 10:29
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There was a brief suggestion that the cut may have been made internationally to allow for the character (don't know his name) to return in a squeal, though Disney have neither acknowledged nor denied that rumor (for obvious reasons).

Those of you claiming to have purchased a cut copy, does it say anywhere (within the contents of or on the disc - not the packaging) that it is a UK only copy? Because the cuts were made for countries like Germany and Italy, so if the disc is intended for use in all of Europe it may have been cut for that reason...
Well the set only has English audio tracks. So its a uk only pressing. The italian set is uncut as is the French. The German and Spanish sets are cut.
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Old 15-09-2012, 10:59
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Well the set only has English audio tracks. So its a uk only pressing. The italian set is uncut as is the French. The German and Spanish sets are cut.
Yes, but that doesn't meant its UK only.... I meant more, does it have a "Disney UK" logo on the disc label or on the disc itself
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Old 16-09-2012, 00:05
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Will anyone that does purchase this let us know if it's cut.
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Old 16-09-2012, 00:39
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It is cut, or more accurately, edited. The spear scene has been edited out. This has been confirmed by multiple sources who have received their copies early (not unusual since it's released in less than 24 hours).

IMO, this release (like a lot of Disney releases) needs to be imported. The US version is/has

-region free
-audio commentary
-some more extras
-a dvd copy (I think)
-unedited (I think)
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Old 16-09-2012, 01:14
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Was this uncut in the cinema in the UK? I saw it twice, but can't remember if you actually saw that detail.


If it was uncut in the cinema, why cut it for the home release?
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Old 16-09-2012, 01:35
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It is cut, or more accurately, edited. The spear scene has been edited out. This has been confirmed by multiple sources who have received their copies early (not unusual since it's released in less than 24 hours).

IMO, this release (like a lot of Disney releases) needs to be imported. The US version is/has

-region free
-audio commentary
-some more extras
-a dvd copy (I think)
-unedited (I think)

Here's the complete collection of AVENGERS releases in the US:

LINK

The 4-disc Collection (which includes DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D & Digital Copy) is for the real serious fan. It also includes a digital album of the film soundtrack.

There's a 10-disc collection on the way (USA), but so far there's no indication of what it will include.
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Old 16-09-2012, 01:51
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Was this uncut in the cinema in the UK? I saw it twice, but can't remember if you actually saw that detail.


If it was uncut in the cinema, why cut it for the home release?
Just guessing, but if the German censor wanted it cut, Disney may not have wanted to do 2 seperate PAL region B/2 masters and therefore just released the cut version everywhere in Europe.

If I recall correctly that has happened before, I believe with an early dvd release of Predator- a cut release being issued in the UK because of the German censor.
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Old 16-09-2012, 09:49
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Just guessing, but if the German censor wanted it cut, Disney may not have wanted to do 2 seperate PAL region B/2 masters and therefore just released the cut version everywhere in Europe.

If I recall correctly that has happened before, I believe with an early dvd release of Predator- a cut release being issued in the UK because of the German censor.
Yes, hence my asking that guy whether his disc was specifically UK only, his won't have been a German copy (they always dub, he said it only had English audio) but it may have been a European copy issued to Countries that used subtitles instead of dubs. or if Region Free it may be the same copy as countries like Singapore or Nepal. We really don't know, but I don't think all UK copies with be cut

If it was uncut in the cinema, why cut it for the home release?
There was a brief suggestion that the producers may have one to bring him back in a sequel, so they re-edited it to make that more plausible. But most likely so they could get it out in Germany under the same rating as the theatrical.
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Old 16-09-2012, 09:57
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Can someone remind me what the spear scene is - so that I can understand who Disney wants to bring back for a sequel?

I have watched the film but I can't remember what is being discussed here. I have a vague inkling who but like it confirmed
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Old 16-09-2012, 10:10
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Can someone remind me what the spear scene is - so that I can understand who Disney wants to bring back for a sequel?

I have watched the film but I can't remember what is being discussed here. I have a vague inkling who but like it confirmed
http://www.movie-censorship.com/news_en.php?ID=4149 for a full explanation and comparison shots - goes without saying that it contains spoilers
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Old 16-09-2012, 10:24
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http://www.movie-censorship.com/news_en.php?ID=4149 for a full explanation and comparison shots - goes without saying that it contains spoilers
I thank you, and I can't believe I forgot that scene - crazy.
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Old 17-09-2012, 18:41
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Just seen this:

Adib Khondkar ‏@adibdob
@BBFC Hi, Disney have just released Avengers Assemble censored, contrary to the version you classified. Doesn't this fall foul of the VRA?

BBFC
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@adibdob Thanks, we're investigating. If a work has been altered after classification it would be in breach of the VRA

on twitter....

https://twitter.com/BBFC/status/247724062678347777
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Old 17-09-2012, 19:32
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Wouldn't the home release have been a separate classification, though?
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Old 17-09-2012, 19:36
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Wouldn't the home release have been a separate classification, though?
Yes, but which version did the BBFC certify for video?
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