China says no to Pirates sequel
China's censors feel that the movie has an overdose of violence and supernatural content.india Updated: Jul 11, 2006 17:23 IST
China's censors have refused to screen Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest in the country because they feel that the movie has an overdose of violence and supernatural content.
According to hollywood.com, the Film Bureau disliked the portrayal of the souls of the dead and of a ferocious octopus-faced character in the part two of Pirates series.
A Disney spokeswoman in Hong Kong said: "Regarding Pirates, we are still gathering information from the Film Bureau and so at this point we cannot comment."
China does not have a film rating system. The Film Bureau typically rejects sex and violence but does not reveal the criteria. It passes only 20 foreign films each year for revenue-sharing theatrical release.
However, they screened first film in the Pirates series, Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl in November 2003 and earned about $3.4 million.
The sequel could still screen in China if it passes a second round of examination.