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Chinese order Quentin Tarantino to tone down Django Unchained

By Adam Sherwin

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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