‘Beauty and the Beast’ to screen without cuts on March 30
KUALA LUMPUR: Right after the announcement that the film Beauty and The Beast has gotten the green light to be screened without any cuts, Netizens in Malaysia shared their happy thoughts on social media platforms that they’re finally going to watch it on the day it opens.
Some sarcastically remarked that now that the drama was over, they’re confident of how much it would rake in just over its first weekend. After all, any publicity is a publicity. If ticket sales boomed at the box office, nothing else mattered.
The Walt Disney Co (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd yesterday confirmed that the movie will be released with no cuts for Malaysian audiences on March 30.
In an emailed statement, Disney said: “We are pleased to announce that Disney’s Beauty And The Beast has now been approved to be released in Malaysia with no cuts, with a PG13 rating. Be our guest when the film opens in Malaysian cinemas on March 30, 2017,” said the statement.
A PG13 rating means that some material may be inappropriate for children under 13, thus requiring parental supervision.
Meanwhile, Golden Screen Cinemas also announced via its social media platforms stating that: “Beauty And The Beast confirmed for 30 March without cuts. RT this and get excited! #BeOurGuest.”
Samantha Tan, GSC’s public relations and branding manager, confirmed the news.
“We have just received the green light from the local distributor ( Walt Disney Co),” she said.
Just days before its original opening date at the cinemas here on March 16, the film was caught in a controversy over one of its gay supporting characters.
In a bid to adhere to the country’s cultural and religious sensitivities, the Malaysian Censorship Board earlier decided to make minor edits, prompting Disney to stand its ground by refusing to screen the movie in Malaysia. But, as it turned out, never mind the twists which ensued in the past week, it had a good ending after all. Hopefully, we all live happily ever after.