I have long been an advocate for foreign films getting U.S. theatrical releases in their original form. For an incredibly long time, distributors have actively avoided releasing subtitled films to theatres. They often would choose to both dub and heavily recut the film into something that they believed would better connect with American audiences. Famously, after the Studio Ghibli film, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, was heavily recut, Harvey Weinstein was mailed a katana, with an attached note reading ‘no cuts’, clearly as a threat in case he attempted to recut their other release, Princess Mononoke, prior to…

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