August 24, 2006
Like many of you out there who made V for Vendetta the number one box office hit when it opened in Singapore, I was all hyped about getting the DVD upon release. So I headed down to my favourite DVD store, and was subsequently told that it was banned in Singapore for language that was anti-Christian.
Recommended by acroamatic: "We watched it in the cinema but won't be able to own a copy on DVD. At least, not a locally bought copy. Apparently, the VCD is available, which makes this even more confounding. Perhaps the DVD extras are of concern?"
September 21, 2005
Rich Fuester said:
I work at amazon.com which gets returns for many reasons. One being the Media Development Authority of Singapore has opened the box and found a DVD it doesn't want in the country. Amazon has a list of 150 DVD's known to be returned from conservative countries. Then there is another list of approximately the same size of additional titles known to be refused from Singapore. That list has not been updated in many years. However I have the fun job of processing recent returns that need extra research and a good percentage are from Singapore. Since it is a mild annoyance for me and probably a big annoyance for people in Singapore I've constructed a site that will continually grow as new titles are refused by the media development authority of singapore.
Recommended by chrisloup: "lets you see what's in the sordid minds of the film censorship board, where even men in black is banned."