Buena Vista fights Swede call for ‘Musketeers’ cuts

The Walt Disney Co.’s Christmas pic, “The Three Musketeers,” has run into ratings problems in Sweden.

Distrib Buena Vista wants the film to get a rating that would allow anyone over the age of 7 to see the youth-oriented pic.

But the Board of Censors says such a rating would require cuts.

The censors want to make four cuts, totaling somewhat more than a minute. Three of the cuts are very short; the fourth is longer. The censors want to completely remove the scene in which the character of Porthos fights in a dungeon with a disfigured man.

Buena Vista has appealed the cuts. Managing director Erik Broberg told Daily Variety, “We appeal because we feel that these cuts are completely (unwarranted) in a pic of this kind.” He also pointed out that in neighboring Denmark and Norway, the film got similar ratings to the one BV wants without making any cuts.

More Film

  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead to Co-Star With

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead to Co-Star With Will Smith in Skydance's 'Gemini Man'

    The Walt Disney Co.’s Christmas pic, “The Three Musketeers,” has run into ratings problems in Sweden. Distrib Buena Vista wants the film to get a rating that would allow anyone over the age of 7 to see the youth-oriented pic. But the Board of Censors says such a rating would require cuts. The censors want […]

  • Wide Release on Christian Bale's 'Hostiles'

    Film News Roundup: Wide Release on Christian Bale's 'Hostiles' Moved Back a Week

    The Walt Disney Co.’s Christmas pic, “The Three Musketeers,” has run into ratings problems in Sweden. Distrib Buena Vista wants the film to get a rating that would allow anyone over the age of 7 to see the youth-oriented pic. But the Board of Censors says such a rating would require cuts. The censors want […]

  • Sundance Womens March

    Sundance: How Will Festival Tackle #MeToo, Political Turmoil, and More?

    The Walt Disney Co.’s Christmas pic, “The Three Musketeers,” has run into ratings problems in Sweden. Distrib Buena Vista wants the film to get a rating that would allow anyone over the age of 7 to see the youth-oriented pic. But the Board of Censors says such a rating would require cuts. The censors want […]

  • 'Maktub' Review: Palm Springs Film Festival

    Film Review: 'Maktub'

    The Walt Disney Co.’s Christmas pic, “The Three Musketeers,” has run into ratings problems in Sweden. Distrib Buena Vista wants the film to get a rating that would allow anyone over the age of 7 to see the youth-oriented pic. But the Board of Censors says such a rating would require cuts. The censors want […]

  • DEADPOOL

    MPAA: Film, TV Industry Paid Out $49 Billion in 2016

    The Walt Disney Co.’s Christmas pic, “The Three Musketeers,” has run into ratings problems in Sweden. Distrib Buena Vista wants the film to get a rating that would allow anyone over the age of 7 to see the youth-oriented pic. But the Board of Censors says such a rating would require cuts. The censors want […]

  • Sophie Watts

    Sophie Watts Steps Down as STX President

    The Walt Disney Co.’s Christmas pic, “The Three Musketeers,” has run into ratings problems in Sweden. Distrib Buena Vista wants the film to get a rating that would allow anyone over the age of 7 to see the youth-oriented pic. But the Board of Censors says such a rating would require cuts. The censors want […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content