Friday, December 29, 2023

“The Abyss” Canceled in the UK

Director James Cameron’s UK release of a new 4K restoration of his 1989 underwater science fiction feature “The Abyss” has been canceled over a scene showcasing a pet rat:

‘…the scene in question features a rat submerged in ‘breathing fluid’. Censors asked for it to be cut despite the rat being unharmed in real life, but Cameron refused. With that impasse in place, the film’s scheduled 4K release was dropped…”

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