Marketa Lazarová (1967)

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Marketa Lazarová (1967)

Postby Brent_Reid » 27 Apr 2019 11:54

The Second Run DVD is cut: 3 sec for animal cruelty:

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Cuts will be made to films or DVDs where there is clear evidence of on-screen cruelty, or the makers are unable to provide convincing assurances.

In the case of MARKETA LAZAROVA, the examining team noted that the snake looked and reacted both terrified and furious when attacked with a knife. The scene was also clearly "organised or directed" for the sole purpose of being filmed. In these circumstances, it was judged that this represented an illegal act of animal cruelty under the tests and therefore subject to intervention.

However, it should be noted that the killing of animals on screen does not always denote that cruelty to them has occurred. In the UK, for instance, the hunting methods of a number of species is currently legal practice, and therefore, by legal definition, not deemed to be a cruel activity. Likewise, the 'clean kill' of an animal by recognised methods, where the animal is killed quickly and painlessly, without undue suffering, is also deemed as not being cruel.

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Re: Marketa Lazarová (1967)

Postby Samuel_Scott » 27 Apr 2019 12:08

I'm updating this one now, but moving to reference so that I can link. :)
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