Magazine article Screen International

'Logan' Released in China with Parental Advisory despite 14 Minutes of Cuts

Magazine article Screen International

'Logan' Released in China with Parental Advisory despite 14 Minutes of Cuts

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Fox International's Logan has been released in China today (March 3) with a parental advisory, making it the first film to be affected by China's new Film Industry Promotion Law, which came into effect on March 1.

The X-Men spin-offhas been flagged in marketing materials and at all points of sale with the notice: "Primary school students and pre-school children must be accompanied by parents or a guardian."

The film has already lost around 14 minutes of its running time due to cuts requested by China's censors. In the US, it received an R-rating from the Motion Picture Association of America due to violence, strong language and brief nudity.

China's Film Industry Promotion Law has a clause stating that films with content deemed "physically and mentally uncomfortable" for underage audiences should carry clear warnings for parents.

China doesn't have a film ratings system, despite repeated calls for one from the US studios, so usually only films considered suitable for all age ranges are certified for release. …

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