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Tuesday 16 September 2014

Chinese order Quentin Tarantino to tone down Django Unchained

Quentin Tarantino poses with the award for best screenplay for a motion picture for "Django Unchained" backstage at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Jamie Foxx stars as a slave turned bounty hunter in Django Unchained
Jamie Foxx stars as a slave turned bounty hunter in Django Unchained
Kerry Washington stars in Django Unchained opposite Jamie Foxx
Kerry Washington stars in Django Unchained opposite Jamie Foxx

Quentin Tarantino has been forced to tone down his gory Oscar-winning film 'Django Unchained' to get past Chinese censors.

The US director, notorious for his depictions of violence in such films as 'Pulp Fiction' and 'Reservoir Dogs', agreed to reduce the levels of gore in his pre-Civil War slavery drama.

'Django Unchained', his first commercial release on the Chinese mainland, will be screened with "slight adjustments", according to Zhang Miao, the director of Sony Pictures' Chinese branch.

"Changes will not affect the quality of the film, such as turning the blood to a darker colour or lowering the height of the splatter," said Mr Zhang.

(© Independent News Service)

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