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« Reply #30 on: October 31, 2020, 01:40:29 AM »

I think it was more that Mary Whitehouse started a campaign against them and the uk gov were more than happy to ban away.

M. Whitehouse is bent


And yet DON'T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT was on the ban!
that goes to show how inconsistent it all is

apparently FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE is on the list because of bad language!


Mary Whitehouse frequently admitted (proudly no less) that she had never seen a single one of the "video naties" nor intended to in her lifetime.  She didn't need to .. "God" told her the movies were "evil" personally.

Funny how often what god tells these crusaders happens to match exactly what they already happen to think.
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« Reply #31 on: October 31, 2020, 02:19:33 AM »

Well, God is a good source, I reckon. I mean-like he's God and all.
I never met him in person, and when I ask him something, he doesn't answer. I suppose he's doing God business. Like making water into wine. Which he hasn't done for a long time. I guess he did it once, because it was written in the Bible someplace, so it must be true!
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« Reply #32 on: October 31, 2020, 04:41:34 AM »

let's not have that derail now....  Wink  TeddyR

btw I thought there was a bit in that doc where it said M Whitehouse compiled a selection of 'worst scenes' that she showed people? during the bit where it showed her on a train... maybe not

I know Graham Bright (my new least favourite person in the world) said he did that as well.
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« Reply #33 on: October 31, 2020, 05:19:04 AM »

Mrs Whitehouse reminds me of the people in SA post 1994 who went on a pro censorship crusade when it was announced that there would be no place for "apartheid style censorship" in a democratic South Africa.

Umm... we still have a censor board.......  Buggedout Buggedoutwww.fpb.org.za
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« Reply #34 on: October 31, 2020, 01:54:29 PM »

on one level I can agree with wanting to protect young children from watching potentially upsetting and violent scenes,  but forbidding adults to watch pretend gore and simulated sex is unforgivable.

the kind of people who go full into some censorship crusade like morality warriors are probably the people with the biggest skeletons in their own closets imo
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« Reply #35 on: October 31, 2020, 05:13:13 PM »

Not the fist time the British had a ban on horror films. They came up with an "H" rating in 1937, after the Lugosi/ Karloff film the RAVEN.

https://www.spookyisles.com/h-for-horrific-the-forgotten-horror-film-certificate/#:~:text=Naturally%20the%20BBFC%20soon%20caught,to%20enforce%20this%20or%20not.
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« Reply #36 on: October 31, 2020, 05:34:58 PM »



In the 50's the Brit censors gave films like the BLOOD OF DRACULA an 'X'!

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« Reply #37 on: November 01, 2020, 01:21:11 AM »

H for Horrific! never heard of that one...  Buggedout

films with an X certificate had this mythical status when I was at school ( that must've been at the very end of when the X rating was still a thing). I never saw one though.

 there was also XX and XXX ratings but I only found out recently that those weren't official ratings... the studios themselves invented them as a publicity stunt

the phrase "X rated" to describe explicit scenes is still a thing though...
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« Reply #38 on: November 01, 2020, 11:03:42 AM »

The first X rated film in the USA was not porn or horror.
It was the 1968 Brian DePalma GREETINGS starring a young Robert DeNiro.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063036/
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« Reply #39 on: November 01, 2020, 04:46:01 PM »

H for Horrific! never heard of that one...  Buggedout

films with an X certificate had this mythical status when I was at school ( that must've been at the very end of when the X rating was still a thing). I never saw one though.

 there was also XX and XXX ratings but I only found out recently that those weren't official ratings... the studios themselves invented them as a publicity stunt

the phrase "X rated" to describe explicit scenes is still a thing though...

I looked it up. It ended in 1982!
Of course it stopped nothing, as the video nasty ban happened later.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_British_film_certificates#1982%E2%80%931985
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« Reply #40 on: November 01, 2020, 04:57:24 PM »

ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (1932) Was banned in England until 1958.And then only released later with an X rating.

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Interviewer-"Does Dracula ever end for you?"
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« Reply #41 on: November 02, 2020, 11:52:35 AM »

I find it ironic and funny that even though the people on the Cencorship board knew if the list got out in public, it would just fan the flames of desire to watch all those "nasty" movies.   The list did manage to slip out...and it did exactly that, give teenagers a burning desire to watch all those "nasty" movies.   I'm 99% certain that none of those teenagers who watched all those banned movies grew up to be cannibal serial killers.   

I do believe a handful were inspired actually to be filmmakers.
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« Reply #42 on: November 02, 2020, 02:13:44 PM »

exactly...

very occasionally a specific movie will get mentioned as being the 'cause' of a murder... the one I remember being CHILD'S PLAY 3 which was attached to the Jamie Bulger murder in 1993... but that's still just media conjecture

murder was a thing before movies were a thing.
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« Reply #43 on: November 02, 2020, 04:21:56 PM »

I strongly suspect the teenagers who did not watch the "Video Nasties" movies, grew up to be on the Censor board...and worse.. Chartered Accountants - for the Censor board!
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« Reply #44 on: November 02, 2020, 04:25:30 PM »

Back in the '90s we had a Prime Minister who ran away from the circus to become an accountant. That theory might just explain him.
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