April 12, 2012 at 3:44 PM ET
We've all heard the complaints and concerns about 3-D. The annoying glasses, the headaches. But this one takes the cake.
As they flock to see "Titanic 3D," moviegoers in China are quickly realizing that they're not exactly getting the whole picture. It seems film censors in the country determined that the scene in which Kate Winslet's breasts are exposed while she poses for Leonardo DiCaprio as he sketches her has been edited so that Winslet is only shown from the neck up.
And, no, it's not what you think.
It turns out Winslet's bare chest itself isn't so much the problem, but rather, the fact that it is being presented in 3-D.
"Considering the vivid 3D effects, we fear that viewers may reach out their hands for a touch and thus interrupt other people's viewing," read a statement from China's State Administration of Radio, Film and Television. "We've decided to cut off the nudity scenes."
Not surprisingly, such a ruling isn't going over very well.
"I've been waiting almost 15 years, and not for the 3D icebergs," wrote one Chinese man on an Internet forum.
No word if he asked for a refund.