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Ian Jane
04-02-2013, 05:29 PM
The trailer for this Vietnamese action movie looks bad ass.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmzV9wYkizs&hd=1&fb_source=message

According to City On Fire (http://www.cityonfire.com/the-star-of-the-rebel-and-clash-finds-his-redemption/) though, it's run into censorship problems with the local government.

I don't know much of anything about Vietnamese censorship laws, but I do know that I would like see this uncut.

47lab
04-02-2013, 07:04 PM
Seems interesting. The lead actress has a bit of Michele Reis in her which is a good thing. Type of movie I can enjoy with my banh mi from Lee's. :biggrin:

sukebanboy
04-02-2013, 08:00 PM
The Vietnamese censor board have rejected it 2 or 3 times......

The BAD news seems to be that, if the Vietnamese censors pass a CUT version, by LAW this is the ONLY version that can be released...including overseas...

As far as i remember, that means NO fancy uncut version for International release...There will be only ONE version...whatever the Vietnamese pass....

I think the only way round it would be if they filmed it in another country...then they could release a different version for the territory (and hence the rest of the world)

unless things have changed over there........

47lab
04-02-2013, 09:05 PM
I totally missed that part about it not passing the censors in the original post. A terrible decision if Vietnam wants to promote it's growing film industry. Oh well, I was looking forward to seeing Johnny Tri Nguyen in another kick ass role but fuck this shit if it gets censored or watered down.

sukebanboy
06-10-2013, 01:06 AM
It has been BANNED .....it's OFFICIAL

http://twitchfilm.com/2013/06/johnny-nguyens-cho-lon-banned-in-vietnam.html

They even tried to cut it down....Still BANNED by Vietnamese censors.....

This means it will not be seen by ANYONE publicly...Once banned by Vietnamese it is NOT allowed to be released overseas....

So it goes to the dusty warehouse where all banned Vietnamese films sit....

i wonder if it will leak out online at some point?...But then, if it does, i am sure heads will roll!

SAd....it looked good too!

Ian Jane
06-10-2013, 09:16 AM
What a ridiculous policy that once banned in Vietnam it can't be exported.

sukebanboy
06-10-2013, 09:17 PM
What a ridiculous policy that once banned in Vietnam it can't be exported.

Vietnam is still a Communist country by definition..even though it embraces a socialist-oriented market economy......

Which basically means it is Communist government that has opened a restricted free-market economy so that it can compete on the global markets.....but its basic ideologies remain communist, ESPECIALLY in its dealings with how Vietnam is viewed by the outside world...This movie was banned due to its violent and negative image of Vietnam....It was NOT banned by the Govt, but by a media censorship group who are in charge of regulating the image that Vietnamese media portray of the country........

sukebanboy
07-05-2013, 11:17 AM
It was leaked online briefly this morning...just long enough to be downloaded and spread...Director is pissed as it is not proper edit..


This morning, Vietnamese netizens went wild when a version of Johnny Nguyen's banned Cho Lon was leaked on YouTube. Only a few minutes later, that video was taken down. However, many people were able to download the 90-minute banned film and share it online. Soon after, Facebook was flooded with comments. One humorous Facebooker even said: "This will be the most-watched movie of 2013 in Vietnam."

Nobody knows for sure who leaked the film, but an investigation is underway. Charlie Nguyen published the following comment:

I am absolutely shocked and sad as if someone was killing my child. This is just a draft with incomplete content, sound, light, color, special effects and frame rhythm. I don't want anyone to see this version because it's like a raw meal! We've spent countless efforts and billions to make it perfect for the audience. And now I have to endure seeing people watching a bad draft version and evaluating the movie through it. People who leaked the film is a lack of knowledge and too cruel to Cho Lon and our brothers. Hopefully, he'd be arrested and sent to the court.