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Censor says no scene cut from 'Avengers: Infinity War'

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Mon, April 16, 2018 | 05:46 pm
Censor says no scene cut from 'Avengers: Infinity War'

A still from 'Avengers: Infinity War.' (Disney/File)

Responding to the news that moviegoers in Indonesia will see a shorter version of Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War, The Film Censorship Board (LSF) has stated that the agency did not cut any scenes.

“It is confirmed that the film ‘Avanger[sic]: Infinity War’ passed the censorship for age classification of 13+, with no scenes cut”, the agency stated in a tweet.

In a later tweet, the agency also said that the movie was registered with the LSF with a 149-minute duration. “We never received a 156-minute version of the film.”

 

Rumors of censorship reached co-director Joe Russo, who was on a promotional tour in Singapore on Sunday. 

"This is, I can't image what seven minutes they would want to cut out of the movie," Russo said. "It's the first we're hearing of it so we're a little taken aback, but yes, of course as an artist you don't want anybody censoring anything or taking anything out of the film. This is a PG-13 movie, it's not like it's some radical piece of content so I'm a little shocked."

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Conflicting opinions on the duration seem to be the heart of the problem, as the official running time has not been confirmed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, which acquired Marvel Studios in 2009.

Screenrant.com said that until Disney confirmed the runtime, there was no way of actually knowing how long the movie is.

On AMC Theaters’ website, the film is said to have a 150-minute running time. The Irish Film Classification Office posted a 149-minute running time on its website.

Meanwhile, on IMDB, the movie is still clocked at 156 minutes. American ticket website Fandango also posted the same duration.

The LSF stated that the movie had passed the censorship without any revision, confirming that it did not cut anything from the movie.

Avengers: Infinity War is the sequel to The Avengers ( 2012 ) and Avengers: Age of Ultron ( 2015 ). The movie will premiere in local theaters on April 25, two days ahead of its release in the United States. (wng)

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