DVD is censored


just got the dvd from warner bros archive and the butt cheek scene has big black censor bars over the girls and the only "bad word" in the movie "bastard" spoken by henry fonda is muted just thought everyone should know

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just bought the movie but haven't watched. thanks...

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It was censored on Bravo Westerns tonight as well.

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I just saw it on Encore Westerns. There was nothing a black bar would be needed for, so I guess they cut those frames out.

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Still uncensored on EncW as of today . . . 4/20/14

I'm no expert, but . . . .

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I saw this movie in its original release (!) and if you are talking about the scene after the skinny dipping where Ben and Howdy get the waitress outfits for the girls and they "model" them, I remember a black band (or a "CENSORED" bar) over their behinds. as for language, seems like I remember there was always something that interfered with "bad" words. apparently, this movie made quite an impression on my 12 year old brain (I think I conned my folks into seeing it a couple of times) ... whatever suits you just tickles me plumb to death was part of my vocabulary ...I see it's on On Demand--I'm turning it om NOW!!

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ON DEMAND IS CENSORED!!!! The be-hinds are TOTALLY removed...not even a black bar in sight! and "bastard" was muted out...I am so bummed! so I wonder if they are using the broadcast version as the template... so do we need to start a petition...??

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Never seen this comedy western with the two aging stars, Ford and Fonda! I find it quite entertaining and par for the course for 1963!

Am currently watching it on TCM, my FAV channel and am happy to say that IT IS NOT CENSORED at all! To my amazement there was the "butt cheek" action as they shuttled the two ladies across the parade in those ridiculous aprons! Unbelievably funny in that 1963 kind of way.

Must agree with other posts on this thread, the cinematography is outstanding. It being shot in the Coconino National Forest outside of Flagstaff, AZ no wonder! Enjoy!

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To add another Kudos to TCM, I'm watching their showing of the short "MGM 40th Anniversary" (1964), which is just a clip collection of movies MGM was scheduled to release.

I chuckled when I saw the butt cheek scene (sans bars) in this, since it would have probably been shown to a general audience back then.

Link to short: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1986895/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

The IMDB storyline of "A brief overview of stellar MGM releases from its first 40 years." is incorrect, it's only showing clips of movies to be released in '64 & '65.

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I am watching it right now, and have passed the scenes in question. The black bars are there, and there is a word bleeped, even in the closed captions. I really have not known TCM to censor, and the bars seem to be those that studios once added for comic effect, and to avoid scenes that would affect tender sensibilities. It was a way of titillating without actually showing anything. (Think Gypsy Rose Lee in "Gypsy.)

Since there are posts here from people who say that they saw the unadorned backsides, I can only conclude that there were two prints made, one of which was "censored" in the original print (at a time that studios were quite aware of the competition from television and the possibility of revenue from selling to television) and a print that could be shown on TV or in jurisdictions that provided local censorship.

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I also was disappointed that TCM aired the censored version on 7/20. I always loved this film and of course the scene with the exposed derrieres of Sue Ane Langdon and Hope Holiday always stuck in my mind from the VHS, as it did seem rather shocking for an MGM film in 1965. I'm really disappointed to learn that Warner Archive included
the censored print, but I'm sure glad that I found out!

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