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Mulholland Drive "Censorship"

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by ashearer, Apr 15, 2002.

  1. ashearer

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    I have been following some discussion on other sites regarding a change made by David Lynch (the Director) to the R1 DVD version of Mulholland Drive. Basically, he has digitally blurred some lower frontal female nudity (about two seconds of footage). His reasoning was that he had an informal agreement with the actress to do this for the DVD release to stop screen grabs appearing all over the web.

    This seems to have upset a lot of people and I wonder what the readers of this forum thought?
     
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    Doesn't effec the film and I say well done to the actress. It may stop stupid losers buying the film just for the sex scenes but probably not - still there's no point letting them see everything.
     
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    Can't blame the actress for that, though in this day and age her picture may already be on the web after being doctored anyway.

    For all those up in arms, recommened they spend their money on the Playboy Channel, sad gits....
     
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    I am up in arms about this. :mad:

    :D

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    OK, I guess people aren't too bothered. We obviously have more open-minded film fans on this forum. Some of the posts I have seen elsewhere are well OTT. My view for what it's worth:

    1. I wouldn't have noticed the change unless it had been pointed out. It has no impact on the film at all.
    2. I can understand the actresses concern over the DVD medium compared to film.
    3. It's Lynch's film - he can do whatever the hell he wants with it.
    4. The people who are concerned about losing two seconds of pubic hair want to get out more.

    Cheers.
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    I can honestly say I didn't even notice the said pubic hair when i caught the film during it's theatrical run.Besides,I really can't see how 2 seconds of missing bush could possibly hamper what is an absolute masterpiece of filmaking.

    If it was the BBFC's decision i might get irked but as it's come from Lynch then hey..whatever!
     
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    I bet you digitally blurred out your hairs aswell.

    ;) :D
     
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    LOL! :D
     
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    I've seen some bloody awful films of late. Fast and the furious, American pie 2 etc. What a breath of fresh air Mulholland drive was. I expect nothing else from Lynch. Brilliant. IMHO, the DTS track is superb the picture quality also very good.
    Hangups with blurred bush are pathetic.
     
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    Surely it's entirely down to Lynch to decide what he does with his films.

    Does this digital obscuring of a very brief image not simply mean the DVD is actually the 'Director's Cut' of the original cinematic release:)
     
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    I agree, Lynch made the agreement, so it seems fair.
    (you do get to see some fun buns though.... right?)
     
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    Yes, fun buns a plenty.
     

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