January 11, 1999 12:00 AM

Singapore authorities have rejected an appeal to let “Eyes Wide Shut” run uncut in their country. That means Stanley Kubrick’s last work — which fizzled at the box office in the U.S. — might not be screened at all in the tightly controlled Asian city-state, because Warner Bros. is under contract to show the movie exactly as it was made. “We’re not allowed to tamper with the film at all,” said studio spokeswoman Li Sok Heng. “We’re reviewing our options.” Singapore’s Films Appeals Committee insisted that a scene involving oral sex between two women be cut. The panel also said chanting from the sacred Hindu text the Bhagavad Gita — which accompanies an orgy scene — is religiously insensitive and must be “muted or replaced.”

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