Chinese censors have cut the nude scenes from the Titanic 3D re-release.
The State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) has removed the scene where Leonardo Di Caprio sketches a topless Kate Winslet. SARFT defended their action to The Hollywood Reporter stating:
“Considering the vivid 3D effects, we fear that viewers may reach out their hands for a touch and thus interrupt other people’s viewing. To avoid potential conflicts between viewers and out of consideration of building a harmonious ethical social environment, we’ve decided to cut off the nudity scenes.”
What, so they’re worried that people might hypnotically reach out and try to cop a feel of Winslet’s 3D boob? Makes you wonder why they’re not afraid that the the crash itself would cause people to curl up into the fetal position and scream and thus “interrupt other people’s viewing”.
It doesn’t seem to have affected box office figures though with Titanic 3D scooping the 2nd highest gross of all time in China.