Seth Rogen has criticised a new Sony Pictures initiative to make family friendly versions of its films available to viewers.
Sony’s Clean Version initiative allows home entertainment customers to purchase films that have been edited for broadcast television and in-flight entertainment systems. Under the scheme, “scenes of graphic violence, offensive language, sexual innuendo and other adult content” will be censored or removed from some PG-13 and R-rated movies. So far, “clean versions” of 24 films, including Captain Phillips, Step Brothers and the Spider-Man movies, have been made available to purchase.
Rogen criticised the initiative on Twitter: “Holy shit please don’t do this to our movies. Thanks.”