Although Titanic 3D sailed to a new opening day record in China this month, disgruntled Chinese men will have to make do with a lack of 3D Kate Winslet breasts.
The re-release of James Cameron's 1997 epic has been an enormous hit in China, selling $11.6 million worth of tickets on its opening day alone this month, though the Chinese film comes with one very significant difference to the original release.
“They cut it out,” Cameron told US TV host Stephen Colbert of the infamous drawing scene in which Leonardo DiCaprio draws Kate Winslet's image while she's completely in the nip.
“They were worried Chinese men would reach out to the screen – this is true, you can’t make this up – and that it would interfere with people sitting next to them.”
This ludicrous explanation from Cameron is actually nearly verbatim from the words of China's State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, which said: "Considering the vivid 3D effects, we fear that viewers may reach out their hands for a touch and thus interrupt other people’s viewing.
"To avoid potential conflicts between viewers and out of consideration of building a harmonious ethical social environment, we’ve decided to cut off the nudity scenes."
Really, China? That's the only good part until the iceberg eventually shows up and you had to spoil it for Chinese men across the country?