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Eyes Wide Shut is an erotic mystery psychological drama that was produced by Warner Brothers. The film was released on July 16, 1999. In order to avoid an NC-17 rating the film was censored for the US release. When DVDs came out the film was re-released with a new Unrated cut that was the NC-17 cut. Max only streams the R rated cut. Hindu groups in the UK protested about the inclusion of a verse from the Bhagavad Gita and successfully caused all versions of the film in the UK to be cut.

It is Stanley Kubrick's final film as director until his death on March 7, 1999.

Censorship[]

USA censorship[]

(R-rated cut)

  • The scene that shows a couple having sex on the sofa was modified for the R rated cut, where two covered people in robes block the view.
  • The scene that shows a couple having sex with the woman on the table was modified for the R rated cut, where two naked woman are walking by and block the view.
  • The scene that shows a number of couples having a orgy on a table was modified for the R rated cut, where additional people in robes were added, blocking most of the view.
  • The scene that shows a man having sex with a woman from behind was modified for the R rated cut, where more people in robes were added, blocking the view.
  • The scene that shows a group of people all around a couple watching them have sex was modified for the R rated cut, where more people and tables were added, blocking the view.
    • The scene that shows a close up on the group of people all around a couple watching them have sex was modified for the R rated cut, where additional people and tables were added, blocking the view.

UK censorship[]

(All versions)

  • The recitation of the verse from the Bhagavad Gita at the start of the orgy scene was cut.

Where to find it uncensored[]

You can buy the unrated cut on DVD/Blu-ray or on Amazon. Every other country has always had it uncensored. Streaming sites in the UK may offer the uncensored version.

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