Staff - Help - Contact Search:
other comparisons




Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box Limited Edition Tril






Saturday Night Fever






Heat






Psycho Circus




The Campaign Gets Censored in Egypt

Religious References Were Removed

It's debatable whether it makes sense to show the American comedy The Campaign in Egyptian cinemas. The film deals with two businessmen that compete for a seat in the US congress and surely doesn't serve as a lesson about democracy. Even more so if one doesn't live in a democratic system and isn't familiar with the US' special definition of it, which makes the ironic discourse of this film hardly comprehensible. But maybe there are just many Ferrell fans in Egypt.

According to the site Bikyamasr, the film has been censored and now omits all religious references (mostly Christian since it's an American film). For example, the film normally begins with the words "Amerca. Jesus. Freedom." while the Egyptian version only translates "America. Freedom.". Later on, when Ferrell's character fails while reciting the Lord's Prayer, the Egyptian translation just stays mute.

A coptic christ and filmmaker from Egypt says:

“This is normal. They censor all of this regularly because they believe it will offend and is an attack on religion, no matter what the context.”


The Campaign is currently running in cinemas and will get an Extended Cut in the US on October 30th, 2012.

Release: Oct 09, 2012 - Author: Bob - Translator: Mike Lowrey - Source: Bikyamasr

The Latest News

Jun 22, 2017 The Bird with the Crystal Plumage by Arrow Video (4K Remasted Blu-ray in June)

Jun 22, 2017 Madhouse on Blu-ray (Arrow Video Release in the UK and US)

Jun 22, 2017 The Stendhal Syndrome by Blue Underground (2K Remastered US Blu-ray in July)

Jun 22, 2017 The Lawnmower Man with Both Versions on Blu-ray (Theatrical Version and Director's Cut in the US)

Jun 17, 2017 Transformers: The Last Knight with a Longer Cut? (Allegedly Longer in China But Length Is Puzzling)

Jun 17, 2017 Sony Starts Clean Version Initiative (Authors Can't Wait to Get Their Hands on Those)

Jun 17, 2017 Spider-Man 3 - Editor's Cut Released on Blu-ray (US Gets New Cut in Limited Edition)

Jun 09, 2017 Just Before Dawn on Blu-ray in the UK (80's Slasher to Be Released by 88 Films)

Jun 09, 2017 Event Horizon - No Extended Cut After All (Paul W. S. Anderson Claims the Footage Was Gone)

Jun 09, 2017 Hellboy - Reboot About to Come (Reboot Supposed to Be Rated R)

comments powered by Disqus




Terms of Use - Contact - ADMIN