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2-D Avatar To Be Pulled From Theaters In China

January 19th, 2010 01:43 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

SimonTheSoundMan notes that 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 nation’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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