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Because of their culture, some countries may watch series and movies that are popular in the rest of the world with different eyes, which may lead to censorship or ban in extreme cases. This is exactly what happened recently in Russia, where a movie was shot human kombat and other products that have received restrictions in that country.
What happens is that the Saint Petersburg, Russia court has issued a ban on 5 audiovisual productions, among which we can find video game films and series. specific, Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s RevengeAnd the Dead Space: Down the FallAnd the Dante’s Inferno: Animated EpicAnd the happy tree friends and live motion of The attack on the Giants It can no longer be broadcast on some sites within Russian territory.
These measures come shortly after Russia banned the cult film Akira for allegedly harming children’s health, as well as 5 anime of the popular isekai genre.
Why were these movies and series banned?
The United Press Service of Saint Petersburg Courts used its official Telegram account to publish a lengthy statement detailing the reasons behind these recent bans. Thus, these measures were taken «out of concern for the welfare of the country’s youth».
Thus, the experts who analyzed this case stated that Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge It has «scenes of extreme cruelty, bloody martial arts, dismemberment and elements of cannibalism». In the same way, they emphasized that this type of drawing can have a stimulating effect on aggressive or self-injurious behaviour.
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On the other hand, Russian experts found that the live-action film of The attack on the Giants It includes cruel scenes, and cites moments when naked Titans devour children and people. Similarly, they asserted that the scene before the end had a «dreary mood.»
All these elements in the tape, according to the Saint Petersburg court, can harm the mental health and moral development of children.
as expected, Dead Space: Down the FallAnd the Dante’s Inferno: Moving s happy tree friends They were no exception, and received similar arguments to ban them.
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Of course, it is important to note that these restrictions, apparently, are only pirated audiovisual distribution sites, where it is impossible to regulate who accesses the content.
However, as indicated by the Russian portal Jim MagThis kind of ban had already reached the streaming service in that country, which had to eliminate anime Tokyo Ghoul from your library.
But tell us, what do you think of this situation? Let’s read to you in the comments.
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