UNSCREENED: "Django Unchained," Quentin Tarantino's violent slave-revenge saga, was pulled from Chinese theaters Thursday, its opening day. The importer blamed an unspecified technical problem.
TOO VIOLENT? The film may have run afoul of Chinese censors. Some violent scenes were cut and the movie had already been cleared by China's rigorous censors, who generally remove violence, sex and politically edgy content. So suspension on a film's premier date is unusual.
SILENT FILM: Calls to the movie's importer and to China's regulatory agency were unanswered. The China office of Sony Pictures, which released the film, refused to comment.
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