Directors threw a fit over ‘clean’ movie versions, and Sony listened


Well, whaddaya know – maybe angry-tweeting works sometimes after all. 

Earlier this month, Sony announced a new “Clean Version” initiative that would offer sanitized versions of its movies. Basically, the broadcast TV or airplane versions of the movies – the ones with all the bad language, brief nudity, and graphic violence cut out – would be available as extras on home video.

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The response was swift and not all that positive. Several filmmakers responded with outrage – including Judd Apatow, who produced two of the movies slated to get the Clean Version treatment (Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and Step Brothers).  Read more…

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