Unfortunately, that kind of extreme editing seems to be the standard for Comet and the other retro stations I get. I even saw a movie where the naughty bits of a (presumably) nude statue on a bookshelf in the background of a scene were blurred out, FFS. It's like Bill Donohue is the head of standards and practices for all of them.
Ah, yes. The ironic world of the FCC's control regarding OTA broadcasting. In Bubb Ho-Tep
, it was completely fine to let Reggie come out to the smoking nurse and talk about an enema, but God forbid Elvis is allowed to speak more graphically about that growth on his pecker.
They completely removed some scenes, too, not just audio.
Which did hurt the film. Between Joe Lansdale's writing and Coscarelli's screen writing adaptation, the film was greased with off color comments. Censoring knocked it off balance because it messed up the timing - and some of it seemed to go beyond FCC requirements.
However, I am glad that Comet even gave it a shot.
The REAL hidden treasure embedded in Bubba Ho-Tep
is the DVD commentary, given by you know who. Given that most people believe him to be dead, that's all I will say. But what l will say is that it gave me chills when the commentator explained what Bruce Campbell got wrong
with his Elvis impersonation.
Anyway, I gleefully look forward to Comet attempting to navigate The Devil in Miss Jones