As reported by ComicBook.com, 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 ComicBook.com 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.
ComicBook.com 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. “
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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