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« on: November 23, 2021, 01:16:24 PM »

I'm compiling a list of these right now for the docco I'm working on: I hate to admit it but it is hard going.  Buggedout
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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2021, 01:52:40 PM »

Would it be easier to list the ones they didn't ban?
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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2021, 02:29:34 PM »

Would it be easier to list the ones they didn't ban?

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Up until 1993 we had the worst censorship system anywhere:  my main banning list is nearly 15 pages, single spaced   Buggedout
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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2021, 03:04:45 PM »

The bannings are more of political nature I assume. Here n Germany they used to ban movies that glorified violence, rape & revenge movies, vengeance, sadism and torture films.
On the other hand german censors rarely had issues with nudity and sex in movies. It was not uncommon to see nudity on TV in preschool / children television series.

Lots of movies that used to be banned are now un-banned. What was shocking in the 1980s isn't anymore these days. Best example is The Evil Dead. It was banned for over 30 years, unbanned a few years ago and received a new PG-13 kind of rating.
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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2021, 02:54:01 PM »

The bannings are more of political nature I assume. Here n Germany they used to ban movies that glorified violence, rape & revenge movies, vengeance, sadism and torture films.
On the other hand german censors rarely had issues with nudity and sex in movies. It was not uncommon to see nudity on TV in preschool / children television series.

Lots of movies that used to be banned are now un-banned. What was shocking in the 1980s isn't anymore these days. Best example is The Evil Dead. It was banned for over 30 years, unbanned a few years ago and received a new PG-13 kind of rating.

I read that City of The Living Dead was banned there many times.  Question
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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2021, 04:05:26 PM »

Well, not every banned movie is now unbanned in Germany. City of the Living Dead still remains banned but it was available with German dubbed audio for purchase in Austria for a long time.

Viewing habits have changed, that's why many banned movies have been unbanned but yeah, there are still a few on the index list but that list has shrunk over the years.
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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2021, 04:13:54 PM »

After 25 years Dario Argento's The Stendhal Syndrome (1996) was taken off the list of banned movies in Germany today.

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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2021, 03:22:05 PM »

That's repressive. Smothering even. It reminds me of when the Catholic Church maintained an ongoing and updated list of banned movies, books, songs. Sometimes it was left to the local level and one bishop would ban a movie, another wouldn't get around to it, so Catholics who lived in the diocese where a ban was in effect would drive to a nearby diocese where there wasn't one, and "technically" be allowed to see the movie.

The whole idea of telling people they will go to Hell for seeing a popular movie or reading a well-known book or hearing a song is disgusting, but that's how my mother grew up.
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« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2021, 08:41:17 AM »

That's repressive. Smothering even. It reminds me of when the Catholic Church maintained an ongoing and updated list of banned movies, books, songs. Sometimes it was left to the local level and one bishop would ban a movie, another wouldn't get around to it, so Catholics who lived in the diocese where a ban was in effect would drive to a nearby diocese where there wasn't one, and "technically" be allowed to see the movie.

The whole idea of telling people they will go to Hell for seeing a popular movie or reading a well-known book or hearing a song is disgusting, but that's how my mother grew up.

That's pretty much how the apartheid censor boards (yes, there were two  Buggedout) operated: reign of terror her from 1933 to 1993. Buggedout Buggedout
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