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.



Butterfly & Sword (San lau sing woo dip gim)

     The Region 0 US Tai Seng release and the Region 0 Hong Kong Mei Ah release are shorter by approximately 40 seconds that were cut from the ending as the Hong Kong distributor/licensor felt it was too downbeat. The Region 0 Taiwan Thunder Media includes the uncut film. Note that in versions released in the UK, a further 7 seconds, showing a deer killed by an arrow, were also cut. We do get this scene in Region 4.