Normally, I don’t pay any mind to the “random yokle in Backwoods, Wherever sees a holy image in a something” story that fills the Weird/Wacky section of news sites everywhere.
Then there was this one.
Mexican wrestlers Renegado and Mr. Tempest look at an image of what they believe is “Our Lady of Guadalupe” on a griddle at Las Palmas restaurant in Calexico, Calif. Manager Brenda Martinez says more than a hundred people have flocked to the restaurant to inspect the griddle.
Routinely, for reasons of FCC regulations and timeslot locations, movies get cut up for their content.
This can be as easy as using alternate takes (if the director was smart enough), or as silly and difficult as overdubbing particularly vulgar lines.
Because of the way that these films are edited, some become so infamous for their changes that the TV Edit versions grow a fanbase all to their own. Examples include the Mallrats TV edit (who got an actor who in no way sounds like Jay to dub his lines) and the TV edit of The Big Lebowski (“This is what happens when you find a stranger in the alps!”) amongst dozens of others.
It seems almost right that given it’s internet cult lineage that Snakes on a Plane should share this fate of terrible/awesome censorship. And in turn, I’ve brought you the best example.
Remember at the end, when Samuel L. Jackson screams the line that the web wanted so badly, they added it in post? Remember the fury, the furvor over hearing him declare that simply, he was tired of these motherfucking snakes on this motherfucking plane?
Ever since the viral campaign for District 9 started at San Diego Comic Con last year, I’ve been very interested to see what exactly the movie was going to be.
The director, Neill Blomkamp was originally supposed to helm the Halo flick, but stepped aside to do this project instead. From all prior speculation, I figured it was going to be your typical alien invasion film, a big summer blockbuster to rock your brain with super effects.
From this trailer, the effects certainly are strong, but the film looks like something else entirely.
You know, in this day and age, we get so bored with the next big ‘splodey flick…but this? Looks intriguing, thought provoking, and gave me honest to god chills.
District 9, directed by Neill Blomkamp and produced by Peter Jackson, is scheduled to hit theaters on August 14th.