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Quentin Tarantino will not recut Once Upon A Time In Hollywood for the Chinese market

The film has been taken off from the Chinese market possibly owing to Tarantino’s portrayal of late martial arts hero Bruce Lee, who was of Chinese descent

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Published: 21st October 2019

Quentin Tarantino has refused to recut Once Upon A Time In Hollywood for the Chinese market in the wake of Chinese regulators pulling it a week before its scheduled release. According to sources, the director is taking a take-it-or-leave-it stance after the acclaimed movie, which was due to be released in China on October 25, was put on hold indefinitely.

No explanation was given to Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio behind the movie, as to why it was pulled from the schedule, but it has been speculated that it has something to do with Tarantino’s portrayal of late martial arts hero Bruce Lee, who was of Chinese descent.

Shannon Lee, the legendary martial artist’s daughter, has long opposed Tarantino’s description of her father as “kind of an arrogant guy.”

Responding to Tarantino’s comments, Shannon Lee said: “He could shut up about it. That would be really nice. Or he could apologise or he could say, ‘I don’t really know what Bruce Lee was like. I just wrote it for my movie. But that shouldn’t be taken as how he really was.’”

Tarantino, who is known to have final-cut rights included in his contract, apparently has no plans to recut Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, especially given that China has offered no explanation for what is objectionable in it.

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