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    China Pulls ‘Django’ Before Premiere

    In this undated publicity photo released by The Weinstein Company, from left, Jamie Foxx as Django and Leonardo DiCaprio as Calvin Candle star in the film, "Django Unchained," directed by Quentin Tarantino.  (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Andrew Cooper, SMPSP, File)

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    Spoiler alert: as long as viewers can see the blood, they can probably get the plot of Django Unchained. China allegedly pulled Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar-nominated film Thursday, the day of its premiere in the country, due to an unspecified technical problem. It was an unexpected move, considering that the film's most violent scenes had already been cut by China’s rigorous censors. “We had high hopes about the film yesterday,” said Tian Zaixing, the general manager of a movie theater in Kunming. Photographer Xue Yutao said he was one minute into the movie at a Beijing theater when employees walked in and shut it off.

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