The Writer of Back to the Future: Part II Blames Universal for Netflix’s Weirdly Censored Version of the Film

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Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future: Part II. Image: Universal PicturesIf you watched Back to the Future: Part II when it first hit Netflix, you might have noticed a little something was missing. According to the writer of the series, it wasn’t exactly Netflix’s fault. AdvertisementAs reported by the Hollywood Reporter, Bob Gale, the writer of the film, has commented on the weird, small bit of censorship that crept into the version of Back to the Future: Part II that originally showed up on Netflix. The change is minimal: an early cut concealing the (scandalous, I guess?) cover of the Oh La La magazine Marty finds within the dust cover of a sports almanac. But some fans definitely noticed, and, as is understandable, considering it appeared to be arbitrary censorship, were upset. “The blame is on Universal who somehow furnished Netflix an edited version of the movie,” Bob Gale explained. “I learned about it some ten days ago from an eagle-eyed fan, and had the studio rectify the error. The version now running is the uncensored, unedited, original version.” Advertisement He went on to explain how this happened, citing a censored version created without the authorization …

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