Censuring The Censors


Rod W coordinates and maintains these entries. He also maintains The Chopping List, a comprehensive guide to movies which have been censored in Australia.



AVP: Alien vs. Predator: 2 Disc Extreme Edition

    This special edition release appears to suffer the same censorship problems as the earlier one, despite being "extended".

    Update 22/4/2008: As mentioned by site reader James B., all releases of Alien vs Predator on DVD in Australia are still the censored versions. The latest US unrated version is approximately eight minutes longer than either one. View screen captures at Movie Censorship. The extended (aka Definitive Edition package) and theatrical versions do not have restored bloodshed or scenes cut for pacing. The US and Euro Blu-ray releases contain the theatrical and latest unrated versions, but not the useless 'extended' version. You could assume that the Aussie Blu-ray will also be the same package, which is a good thing.

    Site reader Bran MacEachaidh also pointed out that the CGI blood sprays in the uncensored version do not look real. I have to agree with this...however, CGI gore always looks bad. The fact that the MPAA objected to even this minimal amount of unrealistic bloodshed further undermines their credibility, assuming they had any to start with. Watch the documentary This Film is Not Yet Rated for a revealing expose on the MPAA. (Rod W.)