18 June 2017 12:01 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Chinese movie fans have grown accustomed to Beijing censors cutting significant amounts of footage from R-rated Hollywood films.

Earlier this year censors lopped 14 minutes off Logan and eight minutes from Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. In those cases, the offending material was the movies' most graphic violence and gore.

That same rationale was behind most of the six minutes cut from Alien: Covenant, released in China Friday. But in Alien's case more than just bloodshed is missing from the Chinese release — Michael Fassbender's much-touted gay kiss with himself has also been removed.

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- Patrick Brzeski

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