posted on Aug, 5 2014 @ 11:14 AM
Before I get someones ancient cathode ray tube television screen thrown at me, I know what you are thinking...
You were thinking "TrueBrit, you silly git, where would we be without that Channel 5 airing of The Terminator every three months?". Well, I have
news for you. You should watch the DVD or the Blue Ray, or the VHS if it comes to it. You will see more of the film. Apart from the massive number of
advertisements, and the appalling timing with which the film has been cut to allow for those advert breaks, one can also expect to lose ENTIRE SCENES
from movies played on that Channel.
My buddy and I were sitting in my buddies front room a few nights ago, chilling out and shooting the breeze, and my buddy turns to me and suggests
putting a film on, to which I responded positively. We both enjoy the film Little Nicky, and my buddy had recently recorded the film from Channel 5,
using the record function on her Freeview box, which is a perfectly legitimate thing to do to both movies and television shows of course.
So we start watching the movie, and before too long it becomes apparent that there are some serious issues with the people who edit the films on
Channel 5 for television. First of all, pretty much every curse word is missing from the film, and although there are not a massive number of them,
each time they are uttered in the unaltered movie, they are necessary to the comic timing of the gag or scene playing out, and their being removed
left the scenes which contained them, seriously flat. Furthermore, some of those curse words, AND THE ENTIRE SCENE THEY WERE UTTERED IN were removed,
in such a way as to leave the viewer unsure as to just what the hell was going on in the film!
Furthermore, EVERY cut to advertisement break, was poorly executed in the extreme, with whole bits of dialogue (usually the part which explained what
was going on in either the scene previous, or the next scene) being faded out in favour of placing the correct number of seconds of advertisement
In short, that film got cut up as if it were being autopsied by a meth crazed lumberjack. This is not the first time I have been disappointed in this
NOW... It is true, that the time of night may have had a little to do with the edit heavy nature of the showing. However, if it is going to mean that
half the Godamn movie is out of bounds, then it would be better if they either did not show it at all, or waited until later to show movies which
dance on the edge of the watershed.
It was appallingly bad!