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Zitat von: M.HulotHabe mal in der imdb nachgesehen, da wird der Film mit 62 Minuten angegeben, insofern ist die PAL-Ausstrahlung mit 59 doch wohl nicht gekürzt.Wenn es Hinweise darauf gäbe, WAS gekürzt ist oder wie die "Eintrager" darauf kommen, fände ich es gut, wenn sie dies auch in den Anmerkungen erläutern. Ansonsten ist es etwas irritierend.
ZitatNach Protesten aus Frankreich wurde die längere Fassung von '39 entschärft.
ZitatAt any rate, the movie was released in 1939, withdrawn shortly afterwards, but enjoyed a re-run after 1940 when the French market became negligible. Thus, we see how one film's exhibition is intricately tied to and even benefited from foreign pressures (the fact that it had been censored was played up in its advertisement).
ZitatWith shooting completed, Devil's Island was quickly pushed into theaters - and into controversy. The French government, now down playing the sadistic brutalities of the hellish atoll, beseeched the studio to shelve the movie as they wanted to avoid any further reminders of the institution and it's inhumane practices. Fearful of losing the profitable foreign market, Warners reluctantly agreed, shearing several sequences, and adding a treacly prologue. However, by mid-1940, with France and most of Europe under Nazi rule, the international exchange had dried up to the point of non-existence. Devil's Island hit theaters on July 11th, 1940, becoming a modest moneymaker for the studio, thanks to positive support from The New York Times, who heralded the 62 minute programmer ...
ZitatOriginally released in 1939, DEVIL'S ISLAND was seen as a sensational expose of the brutal conditions of the French penal colony. The French government banned the film and all other Warner Bros. releases. Rather than lose the French market, Warners pulled all its prints of the film, cut some sequences, re-shot and added others, and re-released the picture worldwide in 1940.
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