“Titanic 3-D” has landed in Swedish theaters, and while I endured the cheesy love story in the original film several times due to my fascination with the ship and my love of Kate Winslet, I have no plans to see it this time around. Normally I would be able to blame Dr. Darling, who is rarely willing to spend the money (around $15 US) to see a movie in a theater, but in this case it’s more about my monocular status. 3-D just doesn’t work very well when you only have one eye.
But if I could see 3-D, I’d imagine that the “Jack-draws-Rose-nude” scene would be a highlight I wouldn’t want to miss. And if you feel the same way, don’t bother going to see it in China, because the censors there decided that part of the film needed to be edited to only show the fair Ms .Winslet from the neck up.
Now you’re probably thinking something along the lines of, “Shazz … what did you expect? China does not exactly have a sterling record when it comes to free expression.” And you’d have a valid point.
But get this: The reason given for the “boob block” was not due to any perceived obscenity, but rather that movie-goers could possibly be inspired to reach out and touch them, and doing so would disrupt other viewers. YEAH, RIGHT.