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'Bruno' released in edited version for younger audiences in U.K.

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Universal Pictures U.K. is releasing an edited version of Bruno meant for younger audiences to help boost box office, marking the first time two iterations of a film are out at the same time in England, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The “15”-rated edit, submitted to the British Board of Film Classification Monday, is 110 seconds shorter than the “18”-rated original. It eliminates three scenes with what is considered extreme sexual content: a montage of exaggerated sex between Bruno and his boyfriend, Bruno pretending to have oral sex with a dead person he contacts through a medium, and activity at a swingers’ party. Universal said many U.K. movie theaters “have reported turning away large numbers of under 18s keen to see the new film.”