Top 10 film posters rejected by censorshipBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/top-10-film-posters-rejected-by-censorship
The poster is one of the main marketing attributes of the film. A combination of commerce and art, he must "sell" the picture and at the same time convey its mood. At the same time, designers are limited in their creativity by the age rating that the film receives. But if it was shot for an adult audience, then the poster may not be childish. However, censoring organizations have the right to block the poster if they consider it unacceptable. We bring to your attention a dozen film posters that had to be edited or replaced in certain countries.
"Sin City 2: A Woman Worth Killing for" (2014)
The original poster for the long-awaited sequel to "Sin City" instantly became an Internet hit, but the American Film Association (MPAA) considered that the charms of Eva Green under a thin dress are too clearly visible. Therefore, for the presentation of the picture, we had to release a less explicit version.
"Especially Dangerous" (2008)
The British public has filed several dozen complaints about the poster for Timur Bekmambetov's thriller with Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman and Konstantin Khabensky, seeing in it incitement to violence. Too many trunks plus the slogan: "This is your destiny. Join us" ("This is your destiny. Join us"). So a different poster was used in the Foggy Albion.
"A Clockwork Orange" (1971)
At the bottom of the original poster of the legendary Stanley Kubrick painting, there is a naked woman. In the United States, this image has not passed censorship. First, the woman was covered with underwear, and then completely removed from the poster.
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (2011)
With the poster of the Oscar-winning film by David Fincher, the same story came out as with the second "Sin City". Only here the chest was not covered even by an airy dress, and there was even less chance that such a poster would reach the cinemas. As a result, all the most interesting things were closed with the premiere date.
The poster, made specifically for the Hungarian rental of the Steve McQueen film, was considered too obscene. It doesn't seem to show anything superfluous, but it's clear to everyone that this is not a soap solution. A frank hint was enough for the image to be rejected.
"Coco Chanel" (2009)
The rental of a biographical picture about the legendary Coco Chanel started in Paris with excellent fees and a small scandal. The fact is that according to French laws, direct or indirect advertising of cigarettes is prohibited in public places, and on the poster the heroine is holding a cigarette in her hand. We agreed that these posters were removed from the metro and buses.
"The Rules of Sex" (2002)
Teddy bears in indecent poses failed to pass the inspection of the American Film Association. However, in all other countries, including Russia, the animals did not cause any complaints from the censors.
"The People vs. Larry Flint" (1996)
The official poster of the film was banned in the United States due to its ambiguous content. According to the director of the tape, Milos Forman, MPAA President Jack Valenti personally explained to him his concerns about the provocation contained in the image. According to him, the poster discredits American national symbols and religion.
"Saw 2" (2005)
The American Film Association demanded that the poster with the image of two severed fingers be removed from the film's website. But the filmmakers insisted that the fingers have an important conceptual significance. As a result, a compromise decision was made: the fingers remained on the poster, but their sawn-off ends were outside the image.
"The Right to the left" (2011)
Posters for the film Les Infideles did not hang on French advertising stands for long. After a few days, they had to be removed due to the indignation of the townspeople, who considered the posters extremely provocative and degrading to a woman.