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« on: August 25, 2014, 08:33:31 AM »

I had to draw this list up for a client so I thought you guys should see it too:

Hard to believe but prior to 1994, all of these were banned here:  Buggedout



CRY THE BELOVED COUNTRY (1951)          ZOLTAN KORDA
BILLY JACK                           TOM LAUGHLIN
ACROSS 110TH STREET               BARRY SHEAR            
THE TRIAL OF BILLY JACK                     TOM LAUGHLIN
THE WICKER MAN                       ROBIN HARDY
THE STICK                                  DARRELL ROODT
IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT            NORMAN JEWISON
PLACE OF WEEPING               DARRELL ROODT
ZULU                                     CY ENDFIELD
CRY FREEDOM                          RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH
A WORLD APART                       CHRIS MENGES
TERRORIST / BLACK TERRORIST            NEIL HETHERINGTON
A DRY WHITE SEASON               EUZHAN PALCY
LAND APART / THE SOUTH AFRICANS         SVEN PERSSON
SHOT DOWN                  ANDREW WORSDALE
THE SHADOWED MIND               CEDRIC SUNDSTROM
THE EXORCIST                  WILLIAM FRIEDKIN
EXORCIST 2: THE HERETIC            JOHN BOORMAN
EXORCIST 111                  WILLIAM PETER BLATTY
LAST TANGO IN PARIS               BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE          TOBE HOOPER
EMMANUELLE                  JUST JAECKIN
THE PUNISHER                  MARK GOLDBLATT
THE EXTERMINATOR                  JAMES GLICKENHAUS
THE GREAT WHITE HOPE               MARTIN RITT
LILLIES OF THE FIELD                  RALPH NELSON
A PATCH OF BLUE                  GUY GREEN
THE SENTINEL                     MICHAEL WINNER
TO SIR, WITH LOVE                  JAMES CLAVELL
THREE BULLETS FOR A LONG GUN            PETER HENKEL
FUNERAL FOR AN ASSASSIN               IVAN HALL
GAME FOR VULTURES                  JAMES FARGO
DRESSED TO KILL                  BRIAN DE PALMA
FRIDAY THE 13TH (1980)                  SEAN S CUNNINGHAM
THE HOWLING                     JOE DANTE
THE GRASS IS SINGING / KILLING HEAT            MICHAEL RAEBURN
AUDREY ROSE                     ROBERT WISE
HAIR                        MILOS FORMAN
Q-THE WINGED SERPENT               LARRY COHEN
THE NIGHT PORTER                  LILIANA CAVANI
BAD TIMING                     NICOLAS ROEG
UNDER FIRE                     ROGER SPOTTISWOODE
MY COUNTRY MY HAT                  DAVID BENSUSAN
A CLOCKWORK ORANGE               STANLEY KUBRICK
SCARFACE (1983)                  BRIAN DE PALMA
THE b***h                     GERRY OíHARA
THE STUD                     QUENTIN MASTERS
GUESS WHOíS COMING TO DINNER?            STANLEY KRAMER
ANGEL / DANNY BOY                  NEIL JORDAN
CRIMES OF PASSION                  KEN RUSSELL
THE COLOR PURPLE                  STEVEN SPIELBERG
PRINCE OF DARKNESS (1987)               JOHN CARPENTER
THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST            MARTIN SCORSESE
THE DEVILS                     KEN RUSSELL
THE IMMORTAL STORY                  ORSON WELLES
PANIC IN NEEDLE PARK                  JERRY SCHATZBERG
SOLDIER BLUE                     RALPH NELSON
MCCABE AND MRS MILLER               ROBERT ALTMAN
THE DUNWICH HORROR               DANIEL HALLER
THE DEFIANT ONES                  STANLEY KRAMER
STRAW DOGS                     SAM PECKINPAH
SHAFT                        GORDON PARKS
SHAFT IN AFRICA                  JOHN GUILLERMIN
THE BIG BOSS                     WEI LO
FIST OF FURY                     WEI LO
ENTER THE DRAGON                  ROBERT CLOUSE
LADY SINGS THE BLUES                  SIDNEY J FURIE
THE WILBY CONSPIRACY               RALPH NELSON
BRING ME THE HEAD OF ALFREDO GARCIA         SAM PECKINPAH
BLAZING SADDLES                  MEL BROOKS
DEATH LINE / RAW MEAT               GARY SHERMAN
LENNY                        BOB FOSSE
LOST IN THE STARS                  DANIEL MANN
THE DEVILíS RAIN                  ROBERT FUEST
RACE WITH THE DEVIL                  JACK STARRETT
ITíS ALIVE                                     LARRY COHEN
THE WHISPERING DEATH / ALBINO            JURGEN GOSLAR
DIE SQUARE / HANNES KRUGER IS U MAN         MANIE VAN RENSBURG
BELLE DE JOUR                           LUIS BUNUEL
THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE            ROBERT ALDRICH
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW            JIM SHARMAN
THE OMEN                     RICHARD DONNER
MOHAMMED, MESSENGER OF GOD       MOUSTAPHA AKHAD
LOOKING FOR MR GOODBAR         RICHARD BROOKS
MONTY PYTHONíS LIFE OF BRIAN      TERRY JONES   
THE BIG SLEEP (1978)            MICHAEL WINNER
UP IN SMOKE                     LOU ADLER / TOMMY CHONG
THEY CALL ME LUCKY                  KEITH G. VAN DER WAT
UNDER THE YUM YUM TREE               DAVID SWIFT
THE PAWNBROKER                  SIDNEY LUMET
BLOW UP                            MICHAELANGELO ANTONIONI
BONNIE AND CLYDE                  ARTHUR PENN
THE GRADUATE                     MIKE NICHOLS
FINIANíS RAINBOW                  FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA
WITCHFINDER GENERAL                               MICHAEL REEVES
THE LEARNING TREE                  GORDON PARKS
PRUDENCE AND THE PILL               FIELDER COOK
MAPANTSULA                     OLIVER SCHMIDTZ
CRUISING                             WILLIAM FRIEDKIN
CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST               RUGGERO DEODATO
HENRY AND JUNE                  PHILLIP KAUFMAN
PRETTY BABY                     LOUIS MALLE
11 HARROWHOUSE                  ARAM AVAKIAN
THE GROUP                     SIDNEY LUMET
CARNAL KNOWLEDGE                  MIKE NICHOLS
TOTAL RECALL                     PAUL VERHOEVEN
BLUE VELVET                     DAVID LYNCH
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR               NORMAN JEWISON
DEMON SEED                     DONALD CAMMELL
SEVEN BEAUTIES                  LINA WERTMULLER




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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2014, 10:23:31 AM »

Not a single Al Adamson movie.  Incredible.
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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2014, 11:18:59 AM »

Total recall lol, reminds me of when someone on here said it was the most violent film they'd ever seen  BounceGiggle

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A CLOCKWORK ORANGE               STANLEY KUBRICK
People always say to me this was banned in the UK but I don't think it's quite that simple, Kubrick pulled it himself and as far as I know retail copies were always sold. I heard rumours that A Serbian Film was not allowed to retail here, aka it went to get a certificate and never got one - if it was going to be any film, it should have been this one but it's still a little surprising, our government tends to be subtle with censorship. What confuses me is I've seen "UNRATED" copies of things that were allowed to retail everywhere, so not sure where the internet tends to distribute those from probably streaming services.
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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2014, 02:52:41 PM »

These are like the best movies
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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2014, 01:12:52 PM »

I like half the movies on this list.

Geez.
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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2014, 01:25:36 PM »

A lot of really good movies on that list. Some pretty good B-movies too.
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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2014, 05:32:37 PM »

Why was the Wicker Man, for example, banned in South Africa
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« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2014, 12:41:24 AM »

Why was the Wicker Man, for example, banned in South Africa

No idea at all: the two censor boards we had prior to 1994 never had to give a reason other than "this film is undesirable": bunch of morons.  TongueOut
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« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2014, 07:28:08 AM »

Wow, that's quite a list. I bet that video bootleggers in your country did some brisk business with those titles, though. :D
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« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2014, 07:34:52 AM »

Wow, that's quite a list. I bet that video bootleggers in your country did some brisk business with those titles, though. :D

They did but if you were caught with a banned film or publication, here were your choices:

1) A major fine
2) A jail sentence
3) Both.

You could also get one or all of the above for importing a film on the list into the country.

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