▲ ▼ What part of movie is censored in my country
I feel censorship on a movie, is against the artistic freedom and against the freedom of expression by itself. In my opinion a film should be rated for its content, to watch it or not should be under the discretion of the adult who pays for it.
Unfortunately, not all countries respect the artistic freedom or freedom of expression itself and so international movies which gets released in these countries are censored for various reasons including but not limited to adult content, gore, violence, language, political etc.
Often, I find that the international movies which are subjected to censorship has discontinuity and the viewers are robbed of the complete experience which their peers from the countries where movies aren't censored get.
I would like to know which part of the movie is censored, for what and how much does the scene(s) affect the continuity of the movie, so that I can decide whether I would want to spend my money in watching that movie in a theatre (or) should I wait for it to arrive in the Netflix or Amazon Prime or where ever the uncensored version of the movie is available.
There is definitely a need gap for providing censorship information on the movies. I think, the movie makers themselves are in the best position to offer a solution for this as they would have the censorship data from the film certification. They could just add this information to the imdb.
If this needs to be solved by others, then it would likely involve crowdsourcing effort and even then I wonder whether it would be possible for someone who watched a censored version of a movie to know what was censored unless they watch the uncensored version of the same (or) discuss at length about the movie with those who have watched the uncensored version.
I wonder whether it would be in the best interest of the movie makers, when the movie goers decide to not watch a movie in a particular country because it has been heavily censored and so wait for it to arrive on the Netflix. But, it would be definitely be in the best interest of the movie creator who wouldn't want their movie to be censored and the viewers.
I agree that Imdb would be a great fit for this information, but I also think a community run website dedicated to the censorship information on movies would have decent number of visitors.