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.



Scream: Collector's Edition

The scenes that appear to be cut are:

So, it would appear that this new Region 4 version is the cut version equivalent to that available in the US. For those that are interested, here is a bit of information I found about Buena Vista:

Buena Vista has a policy against releasing uncut versions of films if the footage that is reinstated would garner the film an X or NC-17 rating. Thus they will not release the director's cut of Scream on DVD. However, note that the commentary track on both DVDs makes reference to the cut footage because the commentary was recorded for the uncut laserdisc!

Some have wondered why, then, the laserdisc was uncut. Buena Vista explained that it was licensed to a third-party, Image Entertainment, who produced the laserdiscs. So, it was up to them to release the unedited version. So, until Buena Vista changes their policy or decides to license it to someone else, there will be no uncut version of Scream on DVD (even though a Region 2 Japanese DVD version is uncut).