Chinese censors have delayed the release of Memoirs Of A Geisha for the second time because of concerns over a sex scene.

The movie was originally set to debut in Beijing on 9 January (06), but was delayed until 10 February (06). A Sony Pictures executive has confirmed censorship was the issue and that a few seconds of footage had to be cut.

MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA's release was highly anticipated and stars two of China's best know actors, Gong Li and Ziyi Zhang.

The film is widely available on pirated DVDs in China. The movie is not currently on the China Film Group's distribution schedule and no new release date has been announced.