North Korea state-run TV broadcasts Bend it like Beckham

January 2nd, 2011  |  by  |  published in Blog

North Korea state-run TV broadcasts Bend it like Beckham

I just read a news report from the BBC revealing that North Korea state-run TV has broadcast a British film for the first time in the country’s history.

I assume Bend it like Beckham, originally released in 2002, was chosen as it’s completely inoffensive to anyone – some might even say bland.

Nevertheless the BBC reported that “although the original is 112 minutes long, the version broadcast was cut to 104 minutes, suggesting some editing.”

Personally, I didn’t notice the eight minutes of North Korean slander but clearly Kim Jong Il did.

Which parts of the film would you censor? Let us know below.

IMDb Banned

December 1st, 2010  |  by  |  published in Blog

IMDb Banned

It seems I’ve been a little out of the loop as it was only last night (when I was trying to find out if that really was Salvador from Mad Men as an extra in Entourage) that I discovered IMDb has been blocked by China’s mighty firewall.

Unsurprisingly, there has been no official comment but the general Netizen consensus is that the ban triggered by this documentary which contains scenes in Lhasa (Tibet’s capital) and talks to Tibetans living in exile about their struggle to free Tibet.

In case you’re wondering it wasn’t Salvador making a cameo in Entourage.



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