facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Tarantino's 'Django' yanked from Chinese theaters the day of release

April 11, 2013 at 9:50 AM   |   Comments

| License Photo
BEIJING, April 11 (UPI) -- Quentin Tarantino's bloody revenge western "Django Unchained" was abruptly pulled from Chinese cinemas the day of its release, The Hollywood Reporter said.

The "Kill Bill," "Pulp Fiction" and "Reservoir Dogs" auteur had toned down the color and amount of blood in "Django" to adhere to China's strict government guidelines regarding appropriate entertainment.

However, theater operators suspended screenings Thursday, citing technical issues as the reason.

"Django" would have been the first of Tarantino's films to officially open in the country.

A Sony China representative declined to comment to The Hollywood Reporter on the film's future in Chinese theaters.

Set shortly before the American civil war, the film stars Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kerry Washington. Tarantino earned an Oscar for writing "Django" while Waltz won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Kendra Wilkinson confronts Hank Baskett about cheating scandal Kendra Wilkinson confronts Hank Baskett about cheating scandal
2
Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik not a fan of 'Frozen' Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik not a fan of 'Frozen'
3
Lana Del Rey cancels European tour due to illness Lana Del Rey cancels European tour due to illness
4
Jennifer Lopez unveils new 'Booty' clip ft. Iggy Azalea Jennifer Lopez unveils new 'Booty' clip ft. Iggy Azalea
5
George Clooney made Maggie Smith swoon on 'Downton Abbey' George Clooney made Maggie Smith swoon on 'Downton Abbey'
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback