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Bong Joon-ho unhappy about heavy editing of his South Korean sci-fi blockbuster by Bob and Harvey Weinstein's film studio

Korean director Bong Joon-ho has become the latest film-maker to cry foul over the uninhibited cutting room activities of the Weinstein brothers, Variety reports.

Speaking ahead of a screening of his new English-language science fiction thriller Snowpiercer at the Busan film festival, Bong told critics the version they were about to view was likely to be very different from the one that will eventually show in English-language territories. While filmgoers in France, Taiwan and Japan would get the version approved by its director, the Weinstein Company had maintained final cut in the UK, the Us and Australia, he revealed.

"We are still in discussions about the cut, but it is clear that this is the only director's cut you will be able to see," Bong said. Reports elsewhere suggest as »

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