Japanese police censors have ordered that Hangover Part II must be censored for general release. Male genital shots must be masked for an R15 certificate release.
However a single cinema will be allowed to show the uncut version with an R18
rating. Tokyo's Metropolitan Police, which monitors 'obscene' content under Japan's legal code, passed the shots for the R18 print saying the aim was to arouse laughs, not lust.
The police launched a probe, acting on complaints about nudity, after
the comedy was released on nearly 130 screens on July 1. It decided not to prosecute but did ask Warner not to release the R18 version on DVD.
Hangover star Justin Bartha claims that he feels so ashamed about some of the disgusting things he saw in Thailand he refuses to talk about them.
The actor plays Doug in The Hangover Part II , the sequel to the hugely
successful 2009 comedy movie.
Justin said he and Ed Helms went to great lengths to research their scenes. They expected part of the plot to see the men spending time in sex clubs, so decided they had better check some out ahead of shooting.
I saw some dirty (stuff) in Thailand that got burned into my eyes. I honestly can't say what because it is so disgusting I feel ashamed for going, Justin told Bullett Magazine: I shouldn't have gone.
The Hangover: Part II is a 2011 US comedy by Todd Philips. See IMDb
This time the stag party fun takes place in Thailand.
The film was passed 15
after BBFC suggested cuts for category for:
UK 2011 cinema release
The BBFC commented: Ping Pong Show
This film was originally shown to the BBFC in an unfinished version. The BBFC advised the company that the film was likely to receive an 18 classification but that the requested
15 certificate could be achieved by making two cuts to still images seen during the end credits.
These cuts were to remove sight of a woman apparently penetrating her vagina with a string of material and
sight of a naked woman, with her legs apart, ejecting a ping pong ball from her
When the finished version of the film was submitted, these still images had been tightly reframed to avoid any explicit or graphic detail and the film was classified 15 .