The poster is one of the main marketing attributes of the film. A combination of commerce and art. But if it is already filmed for an adult audience, then the poster may come out not for children. However, censoring organizations have the right to block a poster if they find it inappropriate. So here are some movie posters that had to be edited or completely replaced.
Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For (2014)
The original poster for the long-awaited sequel to Sin City was an instant hit on the Internet, but the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) felt that Eva Green’s chest was too clearly visible under a thin dress. Therefore, for the presentation of the picture, a less explicit version was released.
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” (2011)
The poster of the Oscar-winning film by David Fincher came out with the same story as the “Sin City”. But in this poster chest was not even covered by the airy dress, As a result, all the most interesting thing was closed by the date of the premiere.
The British public scribbled dozens of complaints about the poster for Timur Bekmambetov’s thriller with Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, and Konstantin Khabensky, seeing in its incitement to violence. Too many guns plus the slogan: “This is your destiny. Join us “(” This is your destiny. Join “). So a different poster was used later.
“Saw 2” (2005)
The Motion Picture Association of America has demanded that a poster depicting two severed fingers be removed from the film’s website. But the filmmakers insisted that the fingers had an important conceptual meaning. As a result, a compromise solution was made: the fingers remained on the poster, but their sawn-off ends were outside the image.
“Rules of Sex” (2002)
Teddy bears in indecent poses have failed to pass the test of the American Motion Picture Association. However, in all other countries, including Russia, the little animals did not cause any complaints from the censors.
“The People vs. Larry Flynt” (1996)
The official poster for the film was banned in the United States due to controversial content. According to film director Milos Forman, MPAA President Jack Valenti personally explained to him his concerns about the provocation contained in the image. According to him, the poster discredits American national symbols and religion.
“A Clockwork Orange” (1971)
At the bottom of the original poster for Stanley Kubrick’s legendary painting is a nude woman. In the US, this image was not censored. First, the woman was covered with underwear, and then completely removed from the poster.