Kate Winslet’s “Titanic” assets have been deemed too hot for Chinese audiences.
The 3D version of James Cameron’s epic film “Titanic” premiered in China this week and was an instant box-office hit. But moviegoers did not exactly get to experience the full picture.
Officials at China’s State Administration of Radio, Film and Television censored Kate Winslet’s voluptuous breasts in a key scene that shows the British starlet in the buff as heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio sketches her body, E! Online reported.
In the 3D version of the film Winslet is only shown from the neck up.
“Considering the vivid 3D effects, we fear that viewers may reach out their hands for a touch and thus interrupt other people’s viewing,” China’s State Administration of Radio, Film and Television said in a statement. “We’ve decided to cut off the nudity scenes.”
Chinese cinema-moviegoers were not thrilled about the censorship, The Times of India reported.
One Chinese man on an Internet forum wrote, “I’ve been waiting almost 15 years, and not for the 3D icebergs.”