First time I’ve ever seen this happen…
Finally got around to watching all of “Once Upon A Time In America” (1984), after recording ONE’s broadcast the other week (it was also on back in February, when last discussed). A reminder, one of the longest movies ever made, with a TV run time of 4hrs and 15min (9pm to 1:15am).
Of the few edits made, arguably the most graphic scene was the rape scene in the car (there were two, so I’ve attached an image of the one in question below).
Ten muted the audio, literally abruptly went silent, for about ~20sec (woman screaming). A few shots were also removed.
The film uncut was given an R18+ classification, purely for this scene, as well as a very graphic beating at the start (edited), there was also a man shot very graphically in the eye (not edited) and another rape (edited).
In the car scene, why didn’t Ten just remove it completely or cut that section? Muting the sound was one of the most bizzare and awkward viewing ever.