Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Chinese Pull 'Avatar' Due to its 'Anti-Authoritarian' Theme

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| 2-D Avatar To Be Pulled From Theaters In China                                               |
|   from the hard-to-be-blue dept.                                                             |
|   posted by kdawson on Tuesday January 19, @17:43 (Censorship)                               |


SimonTheSoundMan notes that [0]Avatar is being pulled from screens in China for being too successful, and too provocative in its anti-authoritarian message. (The 3-D and IMAX versions will remain.) "The communist nationb s state-run movie distributor China Film Group is unexpectedly yanking the James Cameron-directed blockbuster 'Avatar' from
1,628 2-D screens this week in favor of a biography of the ancient philosopher Confucius starring Chow-Yun Fat. ... According to a report in the Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily, the move was made at the urging of propaganda officials who are concerned that 'Avatar' is taking too much market share from Chinese films and drawing unwanted attention to the sensitive issue of forced evictions."

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