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Asian filmmakers revisit classic Westerns

Two major Asian adaptations of classic Westerns hit screens at the Busan International Film Festival this week, in a revival of a genre that drew some of its early inspiration from the cinema of the East. Japanese-Korean director Lee Sang-Il's "Unforgiven" is a remake of the 1992 Clint Eastwood classic of the same name, starring the Oscar-nominated Ken Watanabe. "Once Upon a Time In Vietnam", directed by Vietnamese-American director Dustin Nguyen takes its inspiration from Sergio Leone's sprawling Spaghetti Western epic "Once Upon a Time in the West" from 1968.

"Django Unchained" gets May China release after "issues" resolved

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Quentin Tarantino's violent slavery revenge fantasy "Django Unchained" will be released in China in May, its U.S. distributors said on Friday, and a Hollywood source said additional cuts had been made after Chinese authorities halted the film's initial rollout this month. The movie was pulled from theatres in China minutes into its debut screenings on April 11 for "technical reasons," according to a Shanghai movie theatre official.

China pulls 'Django Unchained' on day premiere

The Hollywood film "Django Unchained" has been pulled from Chinese theaters on its opening day, despite weeks of promotion for director Quentin Tarantino's violent slave-revenge saga.Movie theaters throughout China said Thursday that they were ordered to suspend the film. Employees at two Beijing movie theaters say an order issued by the importer, China Film Group Corporation, cited an unspecified technical problem with the film.

China cinemas pull Tarantino's 'Django'

Chinese cinemas cancelled all screenings of Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" just as it was released on Thursday, local media said, with one viewer adding a showing was stopped after one minute. China strictly censors films and other media for sexual and political sensitivities, and limits distribution of foreign films to protect the domestic industry. "'Django Unchained', because of technical reasons, has been stopped from being shown nationwide for the time being," the popular web portal Sina reported, citing a notice distributed to cinema companies.

China debut of "Django Unchained" suddenly cancelled for "technical reasons"

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The Chinese debut of Quentin Tarantino's Oscar-winning film "Django Unchained", a violent Western slave revenge tale, was suddenly cancelled on Thursday for "technical reasons," movie theatres said. China is now the largest international market for Hollywood and the opening of the film had been widely anticipated because of reports it would only have minor cuts from government censors, despite Tarantino's reputation for violence.

China cinemas pull Tarantino's 'Django'

Chinese cinemas cancelled all screenings of Quentin Tarantino's film "Django Unchained" just as it was released on Thursday, local media said, with one viewer adding a showing stopped after one minute. China strictly censors films and other media for sexual and political sensitivities, and limits distribution of foreign films to protect the domestic industry. "'Django Unchained', because of technical reasons, has been stopped from being shown nationwide for the time being," the popular web portal Sina reported, citing a notice distributed to cinema companies.

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CHRISTOPH WALTZ WINS OSCAR FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN "DJANGO UNCHAINED"

Nominees in main Oscars categories

Here is a list of the nominees in the main categories for this year's Oscars, as well as the number of nominations for each film that garnered two or more nods, and the films' distributors. The winners will be announced at the 85th Academy Awards show Sunday, in the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. - Best picture: "Amour," "Argo," "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Django Unchained," "Les Miserables," "Life of Pi," "Lincoln," "Silver Linings Playbook," "Zero Dark Thirty."

Nominees in main Oscars categories

Here is a list of the nominees in the main categories for this year's Oscars, as well as the number of nominations for each film that garnered two or more nods, and the films' distributors. The winners will be announced at the 85th Academy Awards show Sunday, in the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. - Best picture: "Amour," "Argo," "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Django Unchained," "Les Miserables," "Life of Pi," "Lincoln," "Silver Linings Playbook," "Zero Dark Thirty."

Nominees in main Oscars categories

Here are the nominees in the main categories for this year's Oscars, as well as the the number of nominations for each film which garnered two or more nods, and their distributors. The winners will be announced at the 85th Academy Awards show next Sunday, February 24 in the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. - Best picture: "Amour," "Argo," "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Django Unchained," "Les Miserables," "Life of Pi," "Lincoln," "Silver Linings Playbook," "Zero Dark Thirty."
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