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Old February 15th, 2008, 08:00 AM   #1
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Indy IV Trailer - Photoshopped to Remove Guns!

Apparently, there are several shots that have been heavily modified for the US version of the trailer vs the International one. The shots modify the army officers pointing guns at Ray Winstone and Harrison Ford into the arm pointing guns "near" them (shades of the E.T. DVD, anyone?):

This first one is the worst. This shot, at around :57, is a HORRIBLE cut and paste job. It appears to be mainly still grabs roughly composited over the shot to make the corrections.

The shot at 1:36 was modified, as well:

The interesting part, for me, is the question of "why do this?". Is there some MPAA regulation about pointing guns at people in trailers? Did the MPAA threaten to not approve the trailer in it's original form? Was this done as a one-day rush job to get the trailer out in time for Valentines Day? Who decided that this was "good enough"?

I've also heard that the international version omits the American flag, but I haven't seen it yet - anybody got a link?

Somebody should have realized that these 1080p trailers get scrutinized frame-by-frame by fanboys worldwide. The first shot, especially, is soooo bad that once you know what you're looking at, it becomes laughable. In addition to body parts floating around like crazy, a background Army guy actually appears from nowhere behind someone else's head! I find it very odd that such glaring gaffes would be released like this.

Is this political correctness run amok?
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Old February 15th, 2008, 11:33 AM   #2
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I havent been able to access this link myself to see if its a European version but I believe this is spanish:,45/
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Old February 15th, 2008, 01:15 PM   #3
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This MUST be a joke. Please tell me it's a joke...
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Old February 16th, 2008, 03:48 PM   #4
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Some of these very absurd extreme conditions of "doing the good thing" (????) is actually pretty scary in America...

If I as a European look at that (and I think, many Americans too, I don't want to generalize) then this is just absurd, scary, and it would be funny, if it wasn't as uncomfortable...

There should be a documentary "This film is not yet rated", about the MPAA, and many people say it's very good, scary and really annoying to see how they judge over there... Just crazy, not a joke I suppose...
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