'Django Unchained' Cleared For Chinese Debut“Django Unchained” has been given the approval by authorities for its release in China, Columbia Pictures revealed on Friday.
The Quentin Tarantino film was yanked from theaters in the country literally minutes after it started showing.
Now, the film has been further sanitized and has been cleared by Chinese authorities, a report from Reuters notes.
The Chinese government screens every Hollywood film before it gets released in the country to filter out scenes that contain excessive violence, nudity. Scenes that contain politically-sensitive material are also often cut by Chinese authorities.
It seems that now, “Django Unchained” has been further edited by authorities in China and can be released in the country.
“We are delighted that audiences throughout China will be able to experience 'Django Unchained' beginning Sunday, May 12th. There is tremendous excitement, anticipation and awareness for the film and we thank the local authorities for quickly resolving this issue,” Columbia Pictures said in a statement released on Friday.
However, the film production and distribution company did not detail what changes were made to the film. It also did not say exactly why the release of the film in the country got delayed.
The film, which stars Jamie Foxx as Django is a tale of a former slave who became a bounty hunter with the help of German dentist-turned-bounty-hunter Dr. King Schultz played by Christoph Waltz.
Waltz won an Academy Award for his supporting role in the film while Tarantino won an Academy Award for his screenplay.