Greetings Meridian readers. I will have a proper film article up for you soon, but I had to give you all a heads up on something that will interest many of you. Edited DVD’s (i.e. Hollywood films edited to remove offensive language, sexuality, and graphic violence) were all the rage in the LDS community a few years back, until companies like Cleanflicks, Family Edited DVD’s, and Cougar Video were shut down.

Unbeknownst to some (including myself), another company has managed to stay in business until now. Sadly, CleanPlay DVD’s (cleanplaydvds.com) is going out of business very soon, with their online store closing on March 15.

Their catalogue is immense: not only did I find often-requested titles like BraveHeart, The Notebook, Gladiator, The Matrix, and Shawshank Redemption, I was able to find newer films like Slumdog Millionaire, Gran Torino, and Defiance, as well as old classics like Enter the Dragon and art house gems like the French romance Amelie. All of these films have been edited for offensive content. The chain is liquidating their inventory, so prices are reasonable (considering CleanPlay DVD’s are the only game in town for this sort of thing). If this is up your alley, check it out at www.cleanplaydvds.com

And no, I’m not affiliated with them. Just happy to have found them.