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    Hong Kong to Censor, Retroactively Ban Films Due to National Security Law

    This isn't good.

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ne...-2-1235002085/

    "Hong Kong, once the most vibrant and creative film production hub in East Asia, is set to institute tougher censorship and production laws for new films released in the city as well as retroactively vet films previously cleared for release for breaches of the territory’s national security law.

    The new censorship rules give Hong Kong’s censor wider powers and also increases the maximum penalty for unauthorized screenings to three years in prison and a $128,000 (HK$1,000,000) fine.

    The changes proposed to the Film Censorship Ordinance, set to be tabled next week, are yet another measure that will undermine artistic freedom in the semi-autonomous city, and give further credence to critics of the Hong Kong government who fear full China-style political and cultural censorship."

    More at the link.
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    If only 47Lab were here to give us the official party line.

    Decades of history could be obliterated. They certainly won't allow them to be exported anymore so I guess what we have now in our collections/ dodgy download versions is as good as it's going to get.
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    Fucking commies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Silly Swede View Post
    Fucking commies!

    Reagan was right all along.
    Sounds like they're more worried about Regan and democracy and the like than Amy Yips tits? Hopefully the category 3 films aren't a focus at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dom D View Post
    Sounds like they're more worried about Regan and democracy and the like than Amy Yips tits? Hopefully the category 3 films aren't a focus at all.
    I don't think that's how they want China being represented internationally. I can imagine them banning anything that doesn't look like one of those big cgi crapfests that they currently shit out to international apathy. Hope I'm wrong, but I'm with the Swede when it come to not trusting those goddamn reds!
    Last edited by agent999; 08-24-2021 at 05:11 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dom D View Post
    Sounds like they're more worried about Regan and democracy and the like than Amy Yips tits?
    I wouldn't be so sure about that. I'm pretty sure Yip's tits are illegal in mainland Chiba.

    edit: Mainland China, not Chiba dammit.
    Last edited by Takuma; 08-25-2021 at 09:14 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Takuma View Post
    I wouldn't be so sure about that. I'm pretty sure Yip's tits are illegal in mainland Chiba.
    What a deplorable state of affairs.
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    I think this was an inevitable. And makes bootleggers like Hong Kong Rescue much more important.

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    No Blu-ray upgrade for this gem I guess!


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