The Avengers: Also Censored in Great Britain
Yesterday, The Avengers came out on DVD/BD in the UK (where it is called Avengers Assemble). Unfortunately, the home video releases contain the same censored version that was released e.g. in Germany and numerous other countries (see earlier news).
Just like they did in Germany, Disney also issued a statement in the UK, saying that this scene was already altered in cinemas.
However, there's the rating report of the British BBC that explicitly mentions this scene for the theatrical version of the movie:
The BBFC did also release a statement, saying:
Censored in cinemas or not, the final outcome isn't satisfying for the fans of this mega success. With a little reluctance, it might be acceptable for those that don't want to import the uncensored version from the US, though.
For many fans, this should be the lesser of all problems when you think about the strong complaints that some bonus materials (e.g. an audio commentary with Joss Whedon) isn't included in the European releases and even the US don't contain everything. And we'd rather not talk about the debacle with the suitcase edition with all Disney/Marvel films in the US...
If we look at the best constellation for Disney, they want the customers of the US store Target to get the best possible edition of The Avengers. All the others have to accept less. At least until the next sales offensive brings new editions.
Release: Sep 19, 2012 - Author: Imbor Ed - Translator: Mike Lowrey
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