HBO Max Fix Birds Of Prey Error And Download R-Rated Version
HBO mistakenly added the censored version of Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) to its streaming service at one point.
But now, he’s finally replaced it with the R-rated version, allowing viewers to indulge in all of the profanity and rude gestures featured in the Suicide Squad spin-off.
– Johanna Fuentes (@jfuentes) November 28, 2021
Johanna Fuentes, head of communications for HBO’s parent company, WarnerMedia, tweeted Saturday night to announce that the unedited version of the film is back on HBO Max.
“The original version of #BirdsOfPrey is out now on HBO Max,” she wrote in a response to a tweet about the HBO Max error.
After fans noticed the film was censored, Fuentes confirmed that there are two versions of the film: a clean version for cable broadcasting and an unedited version for streaming.
Fuentes noted that Birds of Prey will be “updated on Max” and that only the uncensored version will be shown on the platform. a tweet from HBO Max initially said the platform had “no information” on when it would pick up the unedited version, but it turns out the R-rated version returned sooner than expected.
As noted CBR, the uncensored version was previously available on HBO Max until it briefly left the platform on November 14.
Since his return, viewers quickly noticed that, despite being rated R for “suggestive dialogue, language” and “violence,” the film contained dubbed, blurry swear words (via CBR).
It even showed Harley Quinn making peace signs with both hands, rather than turning the bird over.
Specifically, the movie opened with a disclaimer that reads: “This movie has been edited from the original version as follows: It has been edited for content. “
This is the same message that appears at the start of the TV-14 version broadcast on TNT, as reported by CBR.
Some fans are quickly passed to the conclusion that HBO Max had deliberately censored the film, although HBO had long been seen as a network for sharper content. However, HBO has stuck with some of its content in the past, such as when it removed more steamy titles like Cathouse and Real Sex from HBO Go in 2018. More recently, HBO Max has quietly changed the movie poster. classic horror The Evil Dead. . The artwork, which originally shows an arm stretched out underwater and clutching a woman by the throat, has been edited to remove the arm from the image.