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China`s 3D revolution waiting for `Avatar` to join the fray

By December 17, 2009Newswires

China`s 3D revolution waiting for `Avatar` to join the fray

While most of the world has the chance to catch director James Cameron`s US$240 million (€167 million) 3D epic Avatar the week of Friday, December 18, film lovers in mainland China are being forced to wait until January 2 for its release.

And they`re not happy about it either, with netizens flooding internet chat rooms with complaints and pointing the finger at the Chinese government, which controls film release dates and often holds off on letting international blockbusters screen to ensure locally made productions have as little competition as possible. That`s the case with the Teddy Chan-directed Bodyguards and Assassins which opens around China on Friday.

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