India: Censor board’s ‘truly epic cuts’ to American movie
After months of delay, Quentin Tarantino’s movie ‘The Hateful Eight’ is out in India, “but like the bloody and violent nature of the movie, it has been slashed and chopped by our Censor Board,” wrote Hindustan Times.
A list of all the 10 cuts made to the film has found its way online. Here it is:
USA: Police unions call for boycott of Tarantino films
Police unions across the United States, including ones representing officers in Los Angeles and Orange County, have called for a boycott of Tarantino’s movie ‘The Hateful Eight’, following remarks the filmmaker made at a 24 October rally in New York to call attention to those killed in police shootings.
“I’m a human being with a conscience,” Tarantino said at the rally. “And when I see murder I cannot stand by. And I have to call the murdered the murdered and I have to call the murderers the murderers.”
The threatened boycott could dim prospects for Tarantino’s new film, which was released at Christmas and has been expected to be a critical and commercial success for Tarantino and his longtime distributor, the Weinstein Co.
Several movies beset by controversy in recent years have seen either their box office or awards recognition dented.
Under increasing fire from law enforcement groups, director Quentin Tarantino broke his silence and said his remarks condemning police brutality had been misrepresented to “demonize” him and deflect attention away from the issue.