Have you ever wanted to watch a film, but without the swearing, sex scenes, and overall rated-R vulgarity? Imagine being able to enjoy certain films in the company of your kids and neighbors without having to hide your eyes every time people start screwing like barnyard animals or some character spills forth copious epithets for bodily functions. Well good news, citizen! Sony has you covered in that department. Soon they’ll be releasing certain films on home video but sanitized for more general audiences. In the past, companies like ClearPlay and VidAngel have seen fit to put together their own edited versions of theatrical releases without the explicit consent. Similarly, “clean” versions of PG-13 and R rated films have long held court on commercial airlines and broadcast TV as entertainment fit for the entire family.

Here’s a list of movies set for ‘the cleaners’:

  • 50 First Dates
  • Battle Of The Year
  • Big Daddy
  • Captain Phillips
  • Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
  • Easy A
  • Elysium
  • Ghostbusters
  • Ghostbusters II
  • Goosebumps
  • Grown Ups
  • Grown Ups 2
  • Hancock
  • Inferno
  • Moneyball
  • Pixels
  • Spider-Man
  • Spider-Man 2
  • Spider-Man 3
  • The Amazing Spider-Man
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  • Step Brothers
  • Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
  • White House Down


My take: I came up with this idea YEARS ago. I thought, what would it be like to get, on DVD, two versions of one movie: a PG or more G rated film, and the original R-rated or Pg-13 rated film. One for the adults, one for the kids. But hey, what’s new is old and what’s old is new. Thanks for your cutting-edge innovation Sony, per usual.