Great news, people of India! BOOBS!
When Titanic first released here in 1997, India’s Censor Board ordered cuts in the famous painting scene where Leonardo DiCaprio (Jack Dawson) sketches Kate Winslet (Rose DeWitt Bukater) wearing just an emerald necklace.
The upcoming April 5 3D re-release of the James Cameron-directed film has now been passed without any cuts – according to the film’s India distributors Fox Star Studios – receiving a clear U/A (or Parental Guidance) censor rating similar to the MPAA’s PG-13 rating. [THR]
To recap: When the film first came out, India’s Censor Board demanded that the scene featuring a two-dimensional topless Kate Winslet be cut from the film because it was unacceptably titillating, but now, fifteen years later, they have determined that the 3D version — where her breasts will almost literally be JUMPING OUT OF THE SCREEN AND INTO THE VIEWERS’ PERSONAL SPACE — is A-OK. This is what we here at Film Drunk like to refer to as progress.
In other Kate Winslet related news, the actress recently stated that the theme from Titanic, “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion, makes her “feel like throwing up.” Now, I’m no fancypants billionaire director who takes trips to the bottom of the ocean like a weird merman or something, but I think we can work this into the 3D version of the movie. Think about it: Jack and Rose are getting all lovey-dovey, the theme swells in the background, then BOOM CGI 3D PUKE RIGHT AT THE AUDIENCE.
That’s a freebie, Jimbo.
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