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A blog out of Japan has reported some disturbing news regarding Franck Khalfoun’s Maniac (review), which opens here in the States on June 21.

EIRIN (Japan’s film rating and censorship organization – much like America’s MPAA) and Comstock Group, Japanese distributor of Maniac, censored several gore scenes to make it 15+ rating – so that high school students could see it,” says the site. “It would be like making an R-rated or NC-17-rated film in the US a PG-13 film. Some scenes were blurred out, some were darkened.

While there is no physical proof, this person swears by their report: “I can’t provide you the evidence of these details because it’s still playing in theatres – and to give you proof, I would have to record it at the theatre. Which is illegal. But please believe me when I say it is true.” Click the link above for the entire blog.

Thank god for international sellers so the hardcore horror fans in Japan can import the real release out of France, Canada or the U.S. (I’m sure many other places as well). Still, it’s always unfortunately to hear such news, even though it happens way more than you guys even know…

Co-founded Bloody Disgusting in 2001. Producer on Southbound, the V/H/S trilogy, SiREN, Under the Bed, and A Horrible Way to Die. Chicago-based. Horror, pizza and basketball connoisseur. Taco Bell daily.


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