| Marvel's Avengers Assemble Blu-ray censorship row: |
Disney UK speaks out
Home Cinema Choice
Steve May talks exclusively to Disney about the censorship furore that's blown up following the Blu-ray release, that missing Joss Whedon commentary track and the possibility of a Special Edition down the line.
"The simple fact is for a 12 certificate film in the UK, that scene was deemed inappropriate," Disney UK home entertainment spokesperson Lydia Rodrigues told HCC. Rodrigues explains that surprisingly few territories around the world screened the unexpurgated version in cinemas, although the US was one. "Thereís been no censorship, no foul play," Rodrigues declares, "the version of Marvelís Avengers Assemble on Blu-ray disc in the UK is the same as the version shown theatrically. It really is."
The internet has been ablaze with indignation after differences between the US release and the UK disc became apparent following the filmís UK release. Claims of censorship have been rife. But whatís the truth? Obviously the nature of the differences reveal a key development in the story, so if you havenít seen Avengers Assemble (spoilers ahead), read no further. continue
by Steve May