Franck Khalfoun’s Maniac remake is suffering some unkind censorship in Japan where the film has already received a theatrical release.
A Shock Till You Drop reader dropped us a line from overseas directing us to a blog post he penned which is generating some buzz in Japan. It appears the censorship board there has sunk its mitts into Maniac, altering the picture at times around the scenes of graphic violence.
Here is the blogger’s account:
You can read the full blog entry, in English, here. The piece is obviously trying to draw the attention of the filmmakers who may, or may not, know what is happening to their films over there and try to drum up some sort of rallying cry against the censorship board there. Definitely give it a read. The tampering done to Maniac is certainly unfortunate.
The film opens here in the U.S. uncut on June 21st.