‘The Hunger Games’ screening delayed indefinitely
  • | Tuoi tre | March 29, 2012 10:21 PM

Hollywood blockbuster "The Hunger Games" directed by Gary Ross will not be screened in Vietnam as earlier scheduled. Its screening date in Vietnam has not been set and no official reason has been announced.

However, Nguyen Thi Hong Ngat, member of the National Film Board, said the whole board agreed the film should not been shown in Vietnam due to its violent scenes.

Under the initial plan, the movie will be released on March 30, one week after the premiere in America, but its distributor in Vietnam, Megastar, has just announced the postponement, Vietnamnet Newswire reported.

“The movie tells a story about a game in which 24 young players kill each other to survive. The game is even broadcast live on TV and audiences can see directly the deadly fight,” Ngat said. “The bloody scenes may be acceptable in America, but in Vietnam, they’re too violent and ruthless.”

Starring young actors including Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, is based on the novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins.

The film earned $67.3 million on its opening day and $152.5 million on its opening weekend in North America.

Before the movie premiered, its soundtrack titled "Safe & Sound" by Taylor Swift featuring The Civil Wars has excited fans. The song even reached number one on the iTunes overall charts in 12 hours after releasing.

In related news, early this month, 2012 Oscar nominee directed by David Fincher was also not shown at Vietnamese cinemas since its international distributor, Sony Pictures, did not accept the requirement by the Vietnamese National Film Board of cutting out some sensitive scenes.

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