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TVB's version of "The Empress of China" will not be "big-headed dolls"; Hides cleavage by adding fabric to costumes

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TVB's version of "The Empress of China" will not be "big-headed dolls"; Hides cleavage by adding fabric to costumes

 

Earlier, when "The Empress of China" was broadcasted in Mainland China, because the cleavage of the actresses were seen as too sexy, they were forced to edit the scenes so that cleavage wouldn't be shown. As a result, many scenes were zoomed in to show only their heads and a lot of the background and costumes could not be seen. As TVB will be broadcasting the drama this week, in order to keep the quality of the production, they spent extra money to hire a professional team to add fabric in front of the actresses' chests, instead of cutting the scenes. The colour and pattern of the clothes are carefully managed, so that the audience cannot tell it is done by the computer. This way, the audience can still see the beautiful scenery and costumes that the audience longed to see in the drama. TVB has also re-edited the drama as a 70 episode production (compared to the 96 episodes in China).

 

Regarding this "added fabric" version, Kathy Chow, who plays Consort Yang in the drama, commented saying she does not think it's unfortunate that the actresses' "good bodies" are being censored. She laughed: "The most important is that the story can be displayed as it was made. I felt that the "big-headed dolls" version was more unfortunate. Everything was zoomed in, so no one could see the surroundings and environment. " Therefore, she feels this method is just like pulling up the clothes, much better than "big heads".

 

"The Empress of China" will be airing on Sunday April 26th at 9:30pm. The drama will air everyday.

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will be interesting to see what the difference in story

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I want to watch the original... with the cleavage.

 

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Will that version be out in dvd/bluray?

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why is everyone making such a big deal about the cleavage. Respect the original costume and fashion history!

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This is funny. Must watch to see and compare the big doll version vs the cover up version

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i guess this is better than big headshot....actually way better........

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i think its too big a deal and emphasis on a small detail... i also feel bad about the actresses because they had to squeeze into tight dresses for no reason now

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I think they can just leave it the way it was and save some money. I don't see what the big deal is.

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It's cleavage... and wasn't it how they actually dress back then?

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Will you believe that the one need to hide is Hong kong but not mainland china TV station. Even a mainland production that would have so much cleavage though. CCTVB is even more china than CCTV. Shame on them.

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Leave the fabric original looks fine, it's way better than watching the big head dolls version!

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I really hope the CGI team does a good job, I really wish they didn't have to change it from the original version and there could be a cantonese uncensored version of the drama

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i think in china- editing job is good money- they waste money on editing unneccarily and dubbing- kinda ruins the quality of the production work and actors value a bit

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wow! they hid it pretty well! If i didn't read this i wouldn't even notice that it was done by computers

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Looking forward to watching this show. It's been a while since I've followed TVB shows.

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So lol... So unnecessary these investment from tvb.... its not the problem of the cleavage, its the problem of the mentality of these nation

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How strange. Why wouldn't TVB just air it on their paid cable station then they wouldn't have to do all of this work?

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I think they should have kept it as it is - because it is indicative of how people used to dress and should portray what the director wanted.

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Awww man, that's so stupid. Is there any where the people can see the uneditted version?

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it was a really good series...fan bing bing was so pretty...all the costumes and hair was amazing!!!

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Jesus, when are they going to understand that this kind of censorship is useless?

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China always made a big deal abount something so tiny. But in ancient life women won't show off so much so the serie original without editing was not very convincent.

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