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5 minutes ago, nxt said:

run into censorship issues at Beijing's Central Propaganda Authority 

Oh okk ...

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It is possible that Eight Hundred, Better Days, The Last Wish, the three biggest local films of this summer, will all be banned by CCP.

 

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4 minutes ago, firedeep said:

It is possible that Eight Hundred, Better Days, The Last Wish, the three biggest local films of this summer, will all be banned by CCP.

 

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Why?

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1 hour ago, nxt said:

Shanghai International Film Festival has canceled its opening screening of   The Eight Hundred for “technique reasons”

Ugh fuck that. Hate censorship

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8 minutes ago, UserHN said:

Why?

Censorship problems that will never be publicly specified. My understanding would be:

 

Eight Hundred— for “whitewashing"' the role of KMT in Anti-Japanese War

Better Days— for saying no to patriarchy

The Last Wish— for sexual content/desires (of young adult)

 

And more importantly these films have managed to tell their stories too well. 

 

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26 minutes ago, firedeep said:

It is possible that Eight Hundred, Better Days, The Last Wish, the three biggest local films of this summer, will all be banned by CCP.

 

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Great news for FFH if true :)

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Posted (edited)

Yikes. So China box office will have to continue to rely on big Hollywood imports this year.

 

But its not official yet so hopefully they still get released.

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7 minutes ago, fmpro said:

Great news for FFH if true :)

 

This. Seems like FFH has got all the luck in world with them

 

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Ang give me one more time

 

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6 minutes ago, fmpro said:

Great news for FFH if true :)

 

3 minutes ago, EarlyDeadlinePredictions said:

Yikes. So China box office will have to continue to rely on big Hollywood imports this year.

 

But its not official yet so hopefully they still get released.

exact reason why TLK greenlighted for July 12

 

Hobbs & Shaw, Once Upon A Time in HLW both on track for day and date relase

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In the future, more and more local titles will face this situation. Import films will not have any problem with censorship.

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18 minutes ago, firedeep said:

Censorship problems that will never be publicly specified. My understanding would be:

 

Eight Hundred— for “whitewashing"' the role of KMT in Anti-Japanese War

Better Days— for saying no to patriarchy

The Last Wish— for sexual content/desires (of young adult)

 

And more importantly these films have managed to tell their stories too well. 

 

 

3 minutes ago, Gavin Feng said:

In the future, more and more local titles will face this situation. Import films will not have any problem with censorship.

 

That’s crazy to me. Yea it’s great for FFH and TLK, but at the expense of potentially amazing Chinese cinema. Sucks. 

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57 minutes ago, firedeep said:

It is possible that Eight Hundred, Better Days, The Last Wish, the three biggest local films of this summer, will all be banned by CCP.

 

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its great for TLK & FHH ....  

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22 minutes ago, firedeep said:

 

exact reason why TLK greenlighted for July 12

 

Hobbs & Shaw, Once Upon A Time in HLW both on track for day and date relase

Can you give more thorough reasons as to why censor Chinese movies vs imports? 

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27 minutes ago, Geo1500 said:

 

This. Seems like FFH has got all the luck in world with them

 

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Ang give me one more time

 

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Yeah ... everything going good for FHH ... $1 B incoming 

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1 hour ago, firedeep said:

It is possible that Eight Hundred, Better Days, The Last Wish, the three biggest local films of this summer, will all be banned by CCP.

 

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It is sad but laughable too as well. Imagine MPAA banning Endgame and TROS in US.

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5 minutes ago, Charlie Jatinder said:

It is sad but laughable too as well. Imagine MPAA banning Endgame and TROS in US.

Lol

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7 minutes ago, Charlie Jatinder said:

It is sad but laughable too as well. Imagine MPAA banning Endgame and TROS in US.

Really lollll ...  :D 

 

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1 hour ago, nxt said:

run into censorship issues at Beijing's Central Propaganda Authority 

Eight Hundred is a double edge sword to CCP. It is based on the historical Defense of Sihang Warehouse (DoSW), one of the most iconic battle in War of Resistance against Japanese aggression in 1937-1945. However, the 800 soldiers (actual number was 423) were from Nationalist Army under Chiang Kai-shek led Kuomintang (KMT, Chinese Nationalist Party), the archrival of Chinese Communist Party. CCP might fight a few battles in Sino-Japanese War, but certainly had no role at all in DoSW.

 

Nationalist Army/KMT suffered great loss in this Sino-Japanese War, while many people believe CCP and its army did not fully engage themselve in this war but rather benefited from it and grew in size and strength by dodging. CCP finally defeated KMT in the 1945-1949 Civil War. Chiang Kai-shek and his Nationalist Army retreated to Taiwan.

 

In past 20 years, CCP slowly and gradually recognises Nationalist Army/KMT's role in War of Resistance, but insists that CCP was the mainstay/cornerstone/"tower of strength" in the War.

 

So on one hand Eight Hundred can promote the patriotism which may help the Chinese to be steadfast in current Trade War with USA. On the other hand, it may stir up controversy with regards to CCP's role in War of Resistance, and how much cover-up of historical facts occurred under CCP's regime. Not a good timing when China economy is not in good shape to let doubts cast on the regime's authenticity/legitimacy.

 

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TBH I was expecting 800 to be banned after @Gavin Feng pointing out few months back that China is getting hard on propoganda films like Wolf Warrior 2. I don't know historical accuracy of 800 but I won't shed any tears if something awful like WW 2 is banned

 

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