Readings — From the February 2014 issue

Delhi Cuts

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From a list of edits made by the Central Board of Film Certification, a statutory censorship body tasked with regulating publicly screened films in India, taken from the CBFC’s website.

American Psycho
Deleted the bathroom naked scene.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Deleted the visuals of man throwing chicken in boiling water.
Deleted the visuals of man’s body being dragged by the train.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Deleted the visual of Monster biting an insect.
Visuals of eating fish
Visuals of fire

Minority Report
Deleted the visuals of man with no eyes.

Scary Movie 2
Deleted the visual in which a man stretches his lips long.

Blue Velvet
Deleted the visuals of slaughtered cat found by Jeffrey.

Dr. No
Near-views of Honey in bikini-type white scanties. Also delete her indecorous posture while getting up when pulled by Bond.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Anti-smoking disclaimer added in the beginning and middle of film.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Deleted the scene where a man cuts the leg of another with the machine, then hangs him on a hook and applies salt on his wound.

Sleepy Hollow
Deleted the visuals of the girl cutting the legs of the crow.

Austin Powers
Deleted all reference to “shag”/“shagging” or “shaggable” wherever they occur.

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