Birds of Prey was censored on HBO Max – .

Birds of Prey was censored on HBO Max – .

The HBO Max version of Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) has apparently been censored compared to the original version found on the streamer and in theaters.
As reported by, HBO Max subscribers who start the DC movie are greeted with a message saying, “This movie has been edited from the original version as follows: It has been edited for content. “

Birds of Prey is rated R and features language and violence throughout the film. As notes, “A scene starring Rosie Perez’s Detective Montoya sees a phrase on her clearly altered shirt, confirming the release’s censorship.” The film which stars both Margot Robbie and Ewan McGregor now has a TV-14 rating. also writes that this wasn’t the first time a streamer has offered a “smoother version of the movie,” as Netflix had the TV cut of Back to the Future II for a while before it was released. corrected.

“The blame is on Universal for sort of providing Netflix with a modified version of the film,” writer Bob Gale told the Hollywood Reporter at the time. “I heard about this about 10 days ago from an eagle-eyed fan and asked the studio to correct the mistake. The running version is the original uncensored, unedited version. “

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Whether this was an error or something remains to be seen, but we’ll update this story if the original version is restored.

Birds of Prey brought back to TV-14 is a big deal as it was the first DCEU title to be rated R alongside the “Ultimate Edition” of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Following Birds of Prey, Zack Snyder’s Justice League and The Suicide Squad both also earned an R rating.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news editor for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Tic.


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