"God" edited out of in-flight movie "The Queen"; obscenities in another movie were noton February 5, 2007 at 10:43 am
Looks like a company responsible for editing in-flight movies accidentally edited out “God” from the movie The Queen. I know this story isn’t really security related, but I thought it was interesting because I experienced this when flying to Accuvant’s sales kick-off a couple of weeks ago in Colorado. I kept wondering if I was imagining that “God” was being bleeped (it was a silent bleep – basically “God” was edited out completely). Turns out I wasn’t going crazy (or crazier anyway). I thought about writing or calling to ask about it, but I forgot about it with family and work stuff. I figured it was some politically correct nonsense. I am glad I was wrong.
What is kind of amusing is this:
Klein [president of the editing comany] discovered the mistake after a London-bound Air New Zealand passenger complained earlier this month and the airline apologized for showing “the incorrect version of the film.” The “Godless” version of “The Queen” was followed on the London flight by a showing of the movie “The Departed.” Obscenities in “The Departed” weren’t edited out, and the inconsistency prompted the complaint.
Sounds like these guys need to check their QA procedures.