King Kong (1933) - previously censored scenes

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King Kong (1933) - previously censored scenes

#1  Postby Mike_L » Apr 06, 2019 10:10 am

I'm not sure how long these restored scenes from the original King Kong have been available online, but this is the first time I've seen them.
According to the poster's YouTube summary, they were in the original screenings back in 1933, but were removed when the movie had a re-release five years later. They were apparently not seen in versions that were broadcast on television in the decades that followed.

Scenes include...

* a hapless sailor in the mouth of an aquatic dinosaur.
* one of the native tribesmen in the mouth of Kong.
* Kong grabs a tribesman from a hut, flings him to the ground, then tramples him (twice)... doing a grind with his huge foot, just for good measure.
* one of the New York spectators chomped by Kong.
* Kong, in search of Ann Darrow, grabs a woman from a skyscraper window. Finding out that she's not his beloved, he lets the woman plunge screaming to the ground.
* On the island, Kong is seen teasing and tickling Darrow. He removes some of her garments, but is interrupted before he can get her completely naked.



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#2  Postby I'm With Stupid » Apr 07, 2019 12:30 pm

Yeah, pre-code Hollywood was great before the puritans got involved and ruined everything.
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#3  Postby Mike_L » Apr 08, 2019 6:41 am

:nod:
It was another film released that same year (1933) that prompted the locked-at-the-knees crowd to shuffle in...

7 Things Old Hollywood Was Banned From Showing That Now Seem Ridiculous
Production code became mandatory after Mae West's "I'm No Angel" came out.

By ANN SORKOWITZ and LAUREN EFFRON
Feb 17, 2015

Decades before there was “Fifty Shades of Grey,” even before there was Marilyn Monroe, there was the starlet who was so scandalous she brought censorship into Hollywood.

The sultry Mae West was considered a sex symbol in Hollywood for her steamy scenes with male actors. But the blonde bombshell's 1933 film “I’m No Angel” with Cary Grant set off a firestorm that changed how sex was portrayed in movies for decades.

The year after “I’m No Angel” was a box office smash, the production code, which included “do’s and don’ts” and “be careful’s” for actors and filmmakers, became mandatory in Hollywood as a way to censor films.

The code listed dozens of red flags, but here are just some of things it restricted:

1. Nudity, even in silhouette, was banned.

2. Showing or talking about divorce or adultery in an attractive light was banned.

3. Most curse words were banned.

4. Kisses couldn't be "lustful." They couldn't last more than three seconds.

5. Lovers weren't allowed to be horizontal. One partner had to keep one foot on the floor at all times.

6. Beds were not allowed to accommodate more than one person.

7. Even actors portraying married couples had to be shown sleeping in separate beds.

...

Full article at:
https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/things-hollywood-banned-showing-now-ridiculous/story?id=28844678
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#4  Postby Scot Dutchy » Apr 08, 2019 9:18 am

Then you had porn. It achieved nothing but so did prohibition.
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