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China censors erase xenomorph from movie

China censors erase xenomorph from movie

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NeomorphMember1541 XPJun-07-2017 1:52 PM

Chinese version is 116 min confirmed by official license. FOX held limited previews few hours ago. Audience said the xenomorph is implied rather than shown. Other censored bits are the xenomorph's and the neomorph's mouths, David and Walter's kiss, chest bursting (only shot of mini alien shown), xenomorph getting killed in the crane.They get a total of 10 seconds of xeno partial shots. Do you think the chinese audience will be willing to pay to see an Alien movie without the alien?

17 Responses to China censors erase xenomorph from movie


TrilobiteMember8212 XPJun-07-2017 2:56 PM

It depends on their access to seeing the regular version. I don't know how extensive their internet access is censored over there.

Barf The Mog

FacehuggerMember146 XPJun-07-2017 3:10 PM

Fassbender must be huge in China.


OvomorphMember35 XPJun-07-2017 3:12 PM

So the entire scene where the protomorph is running outside the ship would be unwatchable I would think. I mean you wouldn't know what the hell Daniels is shooting at.  Also it doesn't make sense it says they censor the Xenomorph and Neomorph's mouth....well of course of if you sensor the Xeno and Neomorph we aren't going to see their mouths....  

All the gore I knew would get cut, but I don't see how the Aliens themselves are offensive. I guess it's lucky at all that Covenant is getting a showing in China.  I'm wondering how this is going to effect it's box office in China.


NeomorphMember1541 XPJun-07-2017 3:13 PM

Jafo No, it seems they get 10 seconds of the xeno partial shots and extra footage for the neos, but no mouths


FacehuggerMember143 XPJun-07-2017 3:17 PM

Yay maybe its better did they update the engineers so they don't look like fester clones?

 "It's almost as if they are making it up as they go along" :D


TrilobiteMember8212 XPJun-07-2017 3:18 PM

"They want Aliens- I'll give them f^&in' Aliens"......oh wait!

Barf The Mog

FacehuggerMember146 XPJun-07-2017 4:17 PM

Hey China - Free Tibet & Free ALIEN: Covenant!


ChestbursterMember554 XPJun-07-2017 4:33 PM

Either this is going to sink China sales or their version will actually be superior as they'll actually get that effect of only seeing flashes of the xeno (one of the things that made the original 2 movies great)


ChestbursterMember554 XPJun-07-2017 4:38 PM

I should note, this could also help sales. The Chinese will censor films primarily to make them suitable for general audiences. That means this is something you can take the whole fam to.


FacehuggerMember380 XPJun-07-2017 5:17 PM

@DK, I was in China and their internet should be open to this info.  If not; they can use a VPN lol.  I could not get google until I VPNed from their hotel room lol.


TrilobiteMember8212 XPJun-07-2017 5:25 PM

colonialsoldier In that case I would expect them to be disappointed with the cut. Then again, maybe not since I am not too familiar with the general culture.


ChestbursterMember805 XPJun-07-2017 10:19 PM

For God 's sake, Fassbender stole our wallet at all! Definitely the boss.


FacehuggerMember402 XPJun-08-2017 1:36 AM

That is David: Covenant 


drop your linen

OvomorphMember17 XPJun-08-2017 4:02 AM

The CGI on the big chap was pretty lame anyhow, so they probably didn't miss out on much


FacehuggerMember380 XPJun-08-2017 10:25 AM

 Here is an article explaining the China cuts lol.

If you felt there just wasn’t enough Xenomorph action in Alien: Covenant, just be happy you didn’t see it in China. Ridley Scott’s latest Alien prequel is opening in Chinese theaters on June 16th, but early previews have already proven to be disastrous.

Fans who attended are reporting that a whopping SIX MINUTES have been excised from the film for its China release, and the heavily censored edit has been described as a complete and total “castration.” As reported by The Beijinger, the Chinese version of Alien: Covenant has virtually no gore and little to no monster action.


FacehuggerMember380 XPJun-08-2017 10:28 AM

 We have to hope 60 million from these three countries.

China 16 June 2017  
Cambodia 3 August 2017  
Japan 15 September 2017


TrilobiteMember8212 XPJun-08-2017 3:16 PM

I am sold! I want to pre order the Chinese version in glorious VHS with English subtitles!

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