Censorship

Some examples of censored films, whether it be changed, rewritten or cropped or completely banned altogether and the reasons given.

During the 1990s, the publication of Nunchaku were banned. They were removed out of films and TV shows, even children’s cartoons such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle went under the censor.

In the UK, TMNT was released under the name Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles (TMHT). This was due to the controversy surrounding ninjas and related weapons such as nunchuks at the time. The intro sequence was heavily edited because of this, replacing the word ninja with hero orfighting, using a digitally faded logo instead of the animated blob, and removing any scenes in which Michaelangelo wields his nunchuks, replacing them with random clips from the show.

Enter the Dragon is one of the films that went under this censor. A film of constant fighting yet this scene where nunchaku where present and being swung around wasn’t allowed.


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