General Patronage Rating in the Philippines

General Patronage Rating in the Philippines

Sunday, July 15th, 2007 11:31am CDT

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ABS CBN Interactive has an article up on the Rating of the Transformers Movie in the Philippines, that opened its door on June 28th. As in other countries, according to the movie news item, it was supposed to be released with a PG-13 rating. Instead it was given the all ages rating of "General Patronage" or GP, after the offensive word of "Masterbation" was deleted from the movie. When the word was deleted, the movie was reviewed again by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) and was given the rating it now has.

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Re: General Patronage Rating in the Philippines (222422)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on July 15th, 2007 @ 11:56am CDT
THe Masturbation scene was hysterical!
Re: General Patronage Rating in the Philippines (222429)
Posted by Stormwolf on July 15th, 2007 @ 12:01pm CDT
Liege Evilmus wrote:THe Masturbation scene was hysterical!


Yeah, "happy time" was fun :lol:
Re: General Patronage Rating in the Philippines (222431)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on July 15th, 2007 @ 12:04pm CDT
Stormwolf wrote:
Liege Evilmus wrote:THe Masturbation scene was hysterical!


Yeah, "happy time" was fun :lol:



UGHK, I hope you washed your hands before you typed that :P
Re: General Patronage Rating in the Philippines (222436)
Posted by originaldave77 on July 15th, 2007 @ 12:09pm CDT
We sat next to two children at a screening yesterday (theatre was packed!) and one of them asked thir dad "What is masturbation?"
I can't tell if our section was laughing at the question or the movie...
Re: General Patronage Rating in the Philippines (222447)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on July 15th, 2007 @ 12:17pm CDT
So they will allow people getting impaled and blown up but they cant say masterbation? They can say shit and flip cops off but no "M" word? And I thought the people here were uptight.
Re: General Patronage Rating in the Philippines (222454)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on July 15th, 2007 @ 12:20pm CDT
So let me see if I got this right. It's because of that word, and not the fact that giant f*$king robots are kicking the crap out of each other in the last twenty five minutes of the movie, that it got a PG-13?
Re: General Patronage Rating in the Philippines (222468)
Posted by dragons on July 15th, 2007 @ 12:30pm CDT
haha mother and her small childern was sitting in fonrt of after watching the film for the third time i over heard the boy or the girl asked whats masterbation mother just sat there viewing the film didnt know how to answer it great stuff i was surprised they didnt leave once that scene came up.
Re: General Patronage Rating in the Philippines (222521)
Posted by Auto Bot on July 15th, 2007 @ 1:04pm CDT
I wonder who said "masterbation" in the movie? I've watched the version minus the M word.
Re: General Patronage Rating in the Philippines (222821)
Posted by metalformer on July 15th, 2007 @ 4:06pm CDT
Megatron_Wolf wrote:So they will allow people getting impaled and blown up but they cant say masterbation? They can say shit and flip cops off but no "M" word? And I thought the people here were uptight.

Censorship art in mysterious way... :-P But yeah, I agree with you. I still can fathom how does some people/contries mora codes are supposed to work.

US TV is a similar example: sex or erostim is a big, fat HELL NO yet we see plenty of violent and disgusting stuff on the small screen.

I am not being pro-censorship (though I support moderation) or I am a religious moralist (HA! I'm far away from being that), I am just pointing out a double standar that is occuring on TV rating today. Guess I should be happy the violence was not removed and replace with easter bunnies dancing like idiots the whole time. :grin:
Re: General Patronage Rating in the Philippines (222825)
Posted by metalformer on July 15th, 2007 @ 4:08pm CDT
Auto Bot wrote:I wonder who said "masterbation" in the movie? I've watched the version minus the M word.


Sam's mom! The version I saw had that line. It was the part after the lights were shut off Sam's parents were heading to his room and saw the light beneath the door.
Re: General Patronage Rating in the Philippines (222972)
Posted by MercilessOne on July 15th, 2007 @ 5:43pm CDT
Seeing as though I'm from the Philippines....


Wowie! I think that scene wasn't all THAT inappropriate.

Is the movie doing good there?
Re: General Patronage Rating in the Philippines (223100)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on July 15th, 2007 @ 6:59pm CDT
Dam, look what I started!
Re: General Patronage Rating in the Philippines (223420)
Posted by guarayakha on July 15th, 2007 @ 9:49pm CDT
It was actually even more hilarious when they deleted the word 'masturbating' from the movie. In that edited version, Sam's mom repeated asking "Were you..." twice, so it makes it hard for minors to understand what's she's implying but obvious enough for grown-ups to know what it is(after the happy time comment). I didn't notice that edit, BTW, we had some awesome people in the censorship department that the scene actually appeared flawless.
Re: General Patronage Rating in the Philippines (223449)
Posted by Auto Bot on July 15th, 2007 @ 10:04pm CDT
Merciless0ne wrote:Seeing as though I'm from the Philippines....


Wowie! I think that scene wasn't all THAT inappropriate.

Is the movie doing good there?


Transformers is doing very well in the Philippines. Everybody knows it.
Re: General Patronage Rating in the Philippines (223453)
Posted by Auto Bot on July 15th, 2007 @ 10:06pm CDT
guarayakha wrote:It was actually even more hilarious when they deleted the word 'masturbating' from the movie. In that edited version, Sam's mom repeated asking "Were you..." twice, so it makes it hard for minors to understand what's she's implying but obvious enough for grown-ups to know what it is(after the happy time comment). I didn't notice that edit, BTW, we had some awesome people in the censorship department that the scene actually appeared flawless.


Yeah! Philippines 2000! (flashing the V sign)

Err... Philippines 2010? ;;)
Re: General Patronage Rating in the Philippines (223640)
Posted by Devastator on July 15th, 2007 @ 11:57pm CDT
Raymond T., you spelled masturbation wrong in the news post.
Re: General Patronage Rating in the Philippines (223644)
Posted by Auto Bot on July 16th, 2007 @ 12:01am CDT
Devastator wrote:Raymond T., you spelled masturbation wrong in the news post.


Maybe just to get a PG rating for this forum, rather than R-18.

Like spelling F*@^, instead of FUCK.

Hehe :lol:
Re: General Patronage Rating in the Philippines (223645)
Posted by Auto Bot on July 16th, 2007 @ 12:03am CDT
Ooops SORRY. I forgot the rules about foul language.

Good thing the word was replaced with asterisks.

:) SORRY :)

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