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'Ghoul Rule' means no Ghostbusters for China



How do you say "mother pus bucket" in Chinese? Putting all the trolling, accusations of sexism and general Internet tomfoolery aside, the new remake of Ghostbusters just got a real scare: It's been banned in China.

The Hollywood Reporter says the ban is not because of any Capitalism vs. Communism mumbo-jumbo, but rather because China prohibits movies that "promote cults or superstition." And with "Ghost" in the title, there you go. With China being the No. 2 film market in the world, that's going to do a whammy on the international box office numbers.

The banning of the new Ghostbusters isn't the first time China has used its "ghoul rule" to shut out a movie. The Hollywood Reporter said 2006's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest also was banned as was the original 1984 Ghostbusters movie.

[Last modified: Thursday, July 14, 2016 9:31am]


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