Sony will only release clean edits with directors’ approval

The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Sony is revising its plan to make sanitized versions of R and PG-13 rated movies available for home viewing after directors like Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen publicly expressed their disapproval. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment President Man Jit Singh said Wednesday that they will only make the films available with the directors’ approval.

Last week Sony unveiled their Clean Version initiative, which makes available the less violent, salacious and profane broadcast television and airplane edits of certain movies when you purchase the regular title on a streaming service. Titles currently available include “Pixels,” ”Ghostbusters” and “Moneyball.”

Singh said they believed they had obtained approvals from filmmakers to use the airplane and broadcast television versions of their films for home viewing, but promised to pull individual titles if a director objects.””

In this Aug. 2, 2016 file photo, Seth Rogen, co-writer and co-producer of “Sausage Party,” poses for a portrait in Beverly Hills, Calif. Sony is revising its plan to make sanitized versions of R and PG-13 rated movies available for home viewing after directors like Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen publicly expressed their disapproval. Rogen’s “Sausage Party” and “The Interview” were produced and distributed by Sony. 

Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

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