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USA vs. International Indy 4 Trailer Changes
15/02/08, 8:25pm EST

Turns out that the Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull teaser trailer available at, Yahoo! and shown in theaters across the USA underwent some digital tweakings requested by the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America).

The following digital tweakings were first noticed by visitors to CHUD who noticed some odd things going on in certain shots. The fans compared the USA teaser with the international version and made the following discoveries:

  • A frame-filling American flag appears in the USA version but is absent overseas.
  • In the international version, many Russian guns are aimed directly at Harrison Ford and Ray Winstone.
    But in the USA version some guns have been tweaked to point down while other guns have been edited out completely. Though if you listen closely, you can still hear the sound of many guns being cocked.

click to enlargeclick to enlargeclick to enlargeClick on the images to compare the USA version with the international.

Does the MPAA have rules against guns being pointed at anybody in a green-band trailer?

You can read more about these Indy 4 teaser trailer digital tweakings in articles at Ain't It Cool News and Hollywood Elsewhere.

And you can view a flash version of the International teaser trailer at Wirtualna Polska or at The Sun.

Thanks to Mitchell Hallock and Robert McGovern for the article links.

Posted by Gilles V


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