Sony Offering 'Clean Versions' of First Five SPIDER-MAN Films

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Credit: Sony Pictures
Credit: Sony Pictures

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will begin offering the censored TV versions of several of its movies as part of a "Clean Version" initiative, with the first five live-action Spider-Man movies - Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3, Amazing Spider-Man, and Amazing Spider-Man 2 - part of the initial slate, according to Yahoo! Movies. The "Clean Version" of 24 Sony films will be in the launch of the new initiative, available for no additional charge as an added feature of the purchase of the theatrical versions of the films digitally via iTunes, VUDU, and FandangoNOW.

“The Clean Version allows viewing for a wider audience, giving people the chance to watch their favorite films together,” an unnamed Sony spokesperson told Variety. “Clean Version movies can be accessed with purchase of the theatrical versions.”

The other films are: 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, Step Brothers, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, and White House Down.

Although his films are not part of the initiative, Actor/writer/director Seth Rogen has come out against it.

Sony has no announced plans to offer this for any upcoming movies, but given its Spider-Man film franchise is front-and-center in the launch titles, it's possible that Spider-Man: Homecoming and the animated Spider-Man movie could be considered in the future.

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