“The Da Vinci Code” can be shown uncut

"The Da Vinci Code" can be shown uncut - The Nation, May 17, 2006
..."A portion of the Thai subtitles deemed inappropriate would also be re-edited and there will be an explanation in Thai put on screen before the film begins telling viewers that the film is based on fiction," said Chawana, an academic in the mass journalism field...

Ten last minutes of Da Vinci Code screening in Thailand to be censored - The Nation, May 17, 2006
Censorship Committee have decided to cut the final 10 minutes of "The Da Vinci Code" as the parts effect the faith and belief of Christianity.
"The committee also agree that the movie should have a message before opening credit that the movie was produced from a fiction, not a real story," said Chavana Mahitchartkul, a mass communication expert, who is a committee member...


"Da Vinci Code" allowed to be screened, with climax removed - TNA, May 16, 2006
...After viewing the film, the committee agreed that it can be released as planned on the condition that the last 10 minutes of the film, which is its climax, be removed since the content of that part presents an interpretation made by the film makers themselves which can create misunderstanding among people about the Christian faith, according to the report.
Christian committee members met with the media Tuesday afternoon included the ecumenical Church of Christ in Thailand (CCT), the Evangelical Fellowship of Thailand (EFT), the Thailand Baptist Convention, the Seventh Day Adventist church and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bangkok.
In addition, the committee suggested the Christian churches should have a role in polishing words and expressions in the Thai subtitles, some of which were found inappropriate. The committee also suggested some excerpts from the Bible should be added at the beginning and the end of the film...


Thai censorship breeds piracy, critics say - M & C, May 16, 2006
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