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.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: 20th Anniversary Special Edition

    The guns carried by the police and government agents during the bicycle chase scene have been digitally edited out and replaced with walkie-talkies in the 20th Anniversary Edition. Director/producer Steven Spielberg says he believes in hindsight that the use of "guns" with kids is inappropriate and I tend to agree with him.

    Also, Mary's line prohibiting Michael from going out on Halloween dressed as a "terrorist" has been changed to "hippie."