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Cutting Edge Episode 21: Too frightening for an MPAA PG-13 and an uncut BBFC 15
BBFC Cuts Cuts and Bans Videodrome Limited Dual Format Blu ray
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1983 Canada action Sci-Fi horror by David Cronenberg set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 10th August 2015
BBFC Cuts Cuts and Bans Premature Burial DVD Ray Milland
Shopping: The Premature Burial
1962 USA horror mystery thriller by Roger Corman, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK DVD
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We do not ban books in this country...but the courts do
Memoir unbanned after legal battle in the Supreme Court
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Gasper Noe's latest movie comes with an explicit hardcore poster
ATVOD News ATVOD Watch ATVOD with award for service to foreign industry
Updated: UK/US adult internet industry meets to consider age verification rules
Is the end game, a US mega mall monopoly for porn along the lines of Amazon, eBay, iTunes and Play?
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Little known porn maker suspended from his party for reasons of morality
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Update: So which has caused more grief in the world, porn or religion?
Egypt court again demands the censorship of internet porn
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21st May
ATVOD with award for service to foreign industry
Updated: UK/US adult internet industry meets to consider age verification rules
Is the end game, a US mega mall monopoly for porn along the lines of Amazon, eBay, iTunes and Play?
UK Government UK Internet

18th May
john whittingdale
Updated: John Whittingdale appointed as the Secretary for Censorship Culture
The Daily Mail's favourite 'go to' politician for censorial sound bites appointed as the government's chief censor
UK Government UK Internet

11th May
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Commented: The First Letter
The ATVOD Strangler stalks Pandora Blake's Dream of Spanking website
UK Government UK Internet

2nd May
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Offsite Article
Offsite Article: Manifesto Horrors
Conservative Party promises to ban all international internet adult porn, on the grounds that it can't and wont sign up to overly restrictive and unviable age verification requirements. And inevitably the Labour Party agrees.
UK Government UK Internet

30th Apr
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Update: Website blocking expands
The MPAA convinces UK court to block websites distributing software used to infringe copyright
UK Government UK Internet

28th Apr
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Offsite Article
Offsite Article: Internet 'filtering' was always the thin edge of the wedge
Mistress Geo Pinch reports on the arrest of webmaster of dominatrix directory website
UK Government UK Internet

24th Apr
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Pornography for Beginners
Fun game makes light of the UK's repressive porn laws
UK Government UK Internet

23rd Apr
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Updated: 'Creative' Market Research
Open letter to the NSPCC about using questionable evidence from low quality survey to call for more internet censorship
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Taming the Beast
A new book on internet porn by Jane Fae

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BBFC Cuts Cuts and Bans

21st May
Videodrome Limited Dual Format Blu ray
Shopping: Videodrome
1983 Canada action Sci-Fi horror by David Cronenberg set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 10th August 2015
BBFC Cuts Cuts and Bans

19th May
Boy Next Door DVD
Shopping: The Boy Next Door
2015 USA thriller by Rob Cohen was cut for cinema but is now set for uncut UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 6th July 2015
BBFC Cuts Cuts and Bans Mad Max DVD Mel Gibson
Censorship Max
BBFC opens its archives to reveal how it cut the original Mad Max
BBFC Cuts Cuts and Bans

16th May
Nightmare City Dual Format Blu ray
Shopping: Nightmare City
1980 Italian horror by Umberto Lenzi set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 3rd August 2015
BBFC Cuts Cuts and Bans

15th May
Human Centipede Final Sequence DVD
Shopping: The Human Centipede 3
2015 USA horror by Tom Six has been passed 18 uncut by the BBFC for cinema release
BBFC Cuts Cuts and Bans

14th May
Blastfighter Blu ray Michael Sopkiw
Shopping: Blastfighter
1984 Italy / France actioner by Lamberto Bava with old BBFC cuts waived for UK Blu-ray release on 22nd June 2015
BBFC Cuts Cuts and Bans

11th May
X Men Days Future Rogue Blu ray
Shopping: X-Men: Days of Future Past
2014 USA / UK action Sci-Fi adventure by Bryan Singer. The extended Rogue Cut is set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 13th July 2015
movies Movie News

10th May
Human Centipede Final Sequence DVD
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: The most abhorrent film ever?
The BBC recommends Human Centipede III...
BBFC Cuts Cuts and Bans

8th May
Human Centipede Final Sequence DVD
Shopping: The Human Centipede 3
2015 USA horror by Tom Six set for UK DVD release on 22nd June 2015

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World News UK News

21st May
Instrumental James Rhodes
We do not ban books in this country...but the courts do
Memoir unbanned after legal battle in the Supreme Court
ATVOD News ATVOD Watch ATVOD with award for service to foreign industry
Updated: UK/US adult internet industry meets to consider age verification rules
Is the end game, a US mega mall monopoly for porn along the lines of Amazon, eBay, iTunes and Play?
World News UK News UKIP logo
UKIP is as bad as the rest of them
Little known porn maker suspended from his party for reasons of morality
World News Middle East Egypt flag
Update: So which has caused more grief in the world, porn or religion?
Egypt court again demands the censorship of internet porn
Extreme Porn Extreme Porn HM Courts Service
Extreme Victimhood
Victim of bad law, computer scammers and his own stupidity
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20th May
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Pandering to the easily offended
Ofcom reports on audience attitudes to TV, internet TV, and radio
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19th May
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Campaign: No Fake Internet.org
Beware of Facebook men bearing gifts...they are seeking a corporate controlled internet
UK Government Gov

18th May
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Updated: John Whittingdale appointed as the Secretary for Censorship Culture
The Daily Mail's favourite 'go to' politician for censorial sound bites appointed as the government's chief censor
US News US News Barack Obama
Propaganda and censorship
US government TV censors sensitive to Islamic State still being able to operate openly

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World News World News

18th May
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Massively Inappropriate
Australian advert censors offended by sex shop advert featuring model with an ample bosom
World News World Nutters

17th May
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Playwrights for a Lost Cause
Anti-Censorship stage show in New York cancelled over fear of religious offence
Nutter Watch UK Nutters

16th May
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Political pressure for a new blasphemy law
Religious extremist fails in his attempt to bully Labour MP into supporting the introduction of a new UK blasphemy law
EU News West Europe Elementary Particles Michel Houellebecq
The Fundamental Particles
Houellebecq stage play banned from Dubrovnik festival over fears of religious violence
US News US News

14th May
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Modern Art?
Fox News arrogantly reworks Picasso to modernise his art for the offenceophobic 21st Century
Nutter Watch PC News

12th May
Half Yellow Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ebook
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: PC Submissives
Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, speaks of fear of causing offence becoming a PC fetish
Nutter Watch PC News

11th May
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Fun Fare
Cardiff bus company N.A.T. gets international publicity for adverts that offend the hashtag harpies
EU News West Europe

9th May
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An insult to free speech
A Dutchman protests about racial insult by insulting the royal family. Dutch people then take it as an insult to free speech when the protester is prosecuted
Internet Internet News

8th May
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Chalked up as censorship
Comic book character based on chalk hillside figure is emasculated

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Sex Sells Hard 18s

21st May
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Extract: Love in 3D
Gasper Noe's latest movie comes with an explicit hardcore poster
Sex Sells Tech News occulus rift
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: Electric ladyland
Is the real virtual reality space-race being fought not by games companies, but high-tech pornographers?
UK News UK News

17th May
Soho street
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: Soho stories
Celebrating six decades of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll. By Colin Vaines
World News World News Poland flag
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: Violent Thuggery
A warning about clip joints in Krakow, Poland
Red Umbrella UK P4P

15th May
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Update: Scottish government asked to resolve the problem of some men's lack of sex?
Glasgow councillors urge government to tackle the root cause of prostitution
Red Umbrella UK P4P

12th May
The Scottish Parliament
Update: Moralists Thwarted
Scottish Parliament decides that its latest trafficking bill is not the right vehicle for the criminialisation of paying for sex
Sex Sells Porn Studies the spectator logo
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: Porn and video games: more hysteria about 'rewiring brains'
Writer shows that porn research rewires the brain and is linked to cerebral dysfunction. By Damian Thompson
ATVOD News ATVOD Watch

11th May
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Commented: The First Letter
The ATVOD Strangler stalks Pandora Blake's Dream of Spanking website
Red Umbrella UK P4P

10th May
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Victoria Derbyshire
Daytime BBC 2 programme discusses criminalising men who buy sex

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Diary Diary

2nd May
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Diary: The Horror Channel in May
Film highlights and premieres
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20th Mar
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Diary: From 42nd Street to Paradise
26 -27th June 2015, Grindhouse film festival in Birmingham
Diary Diary

15th Mar
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Diary: Sexhibition
21st-22nd August 2015. Erotic Event in Manchester
Diary Diary

10th Mar
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Diary: The Institute of Sexology
20th November 2014 to 20th September 2015. Studying the pioneers of the study of sex, London
Diary Diary

5th Mar
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Diary: Sexpo UK
13-15th November 2015, Olympia, London
 

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Shopping Future Releases

21st May
Videodrome Limited Dual Format Blu ray
Shopping: Videodrome
1983 Canada action Sci-Fi horror by David Cronenberg set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 10th August 2015
Shopping Recent Releases Premature Burial DVD Ray Milland
Shopping: The Premature Burial
1962 USA horror mystery thriller by Roger Corman, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK DVD
Shopping Hard 18s love in 3d
Extract: Love in 3D
Gasper Noe's latest movie comes with an explicit hardcore poster
Shopping Recent Releases They Will Outlive Us All
Shopping: They Will Outlive Us All
2013 USA comedy Sci-Fi horror by Patrick Shearer just released on US DVD
Shopping Recent Releases AWOL Lionheart Blu ray Jean Claude Damme
Shopping: AWOL
1990 USA action sport drama by Sheldon Lettich just released on UK Blu-ray
Shopping Recent Releases

20th May
Twice Told Tales DVD Release
Shopping: Twice Told Tales
1963 USA Sci-Fi horror romance by Sidney Salkow, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK DVD
Shopping Recent Releases American Poltergeist Tony Moran
Shopping: American Poltergeist
2013 USA horror by Jordan Pacheco just released on US DVD
Shopping Recent Releases Porkys Blu ray Dan Monahan
Shopping: Porky's
1982 Canada / USA comedy by Bob Clark just released on UK Blu-ray
Shopping Future Releases

19th May
Boy Next Door DVD
Shopping: The Boy Next Door
2015 USA thriller by Rob Cohen was cut for cinema but is now set for uncut UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 6th July 2015

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Shopping New Listings

21st May
Videodrome Limited Dual Format Blu ray
Shopping: Videodrome
1983 Canada action Sci-Fi horror by David Cronenberg set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 10th August 2015
Shopping New Listings Wolfen Blu ray Albert Finney
Shopping: Wolfen
1981 USA horror thriller by Michael Wadleigh set for US Blu-ray release on 2nd June 2015
Shopping New Listings

20th May
Charlies Farm Blu ray Nathan Jones x
Shopping: Charlie's Farm
2014 Australia horror by Chris Sun set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 22nd June 2015
Shopping New Listings

19th May
Boy Next Door DVD
Shopping: The Boy Next Door
2015 USA thriller by Rob Cohen was cut for cinema but is now set for uncut UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 6th July 2015
Shopping New Listings Grande Bouffe Dual Format Blu ray
Shopping: Le Grande Bouffe
1973 France / Italy comedy drama by Marco Ferreri set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 17th August 2015
Shopping New Listings Cemetery Without Crosses Format Blu ray
Shopping: Cemetery Without Crosses
1969 France / Italy / Spain western by Robert Hossein set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 20th July 2015
Shopping New Listings

17th May
Stonehearst Asylum DVD Kate Beckinsale
Shopping: Stonehearst Asylum
2014 USA thriller by Brad Anderson set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 22nd June 2015
Shopping New Listings Digging Marrow DVD Adam Green
Shopping: Digging Up The Marrow
2014 USA horror biography by Adam Green set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 22nd June 2015
Shopping New Listings Nekromantik Dual Format Blu ray DVD
Shopping: Nekromantik
2015 film by Jörg Buttgereit set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 3rd August 2015

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Sex Sells Sex Machines

21st May
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Sex Machine Reviews
Sex Sells New and Offers DVD front cover
Student Bodies 3
Selected releases at Simply Porn
Sex Sells New and Offers

20th May
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This Aint Star Trek XXX Volume 2 - The Butterfly Effect
Selected releases at Hot Movies
Sex Sells New and Offers

19th May
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Sex Sells New and Offers

18th May
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Young Naturals
Selected releases at Your Choice
Sex Sells Sex Machines

17th May
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Fetish Fantasy Inflatable Hot Seat
Sex Machine Reviews
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Playthings
Selected releases at Hot Movies
Sex Sells New and Offers

16th May
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Simply Porn DVD
Latest releases from Sweet Sinner, Brazzers, Girlfriends Films
Sex Sells New and Offers

15th May
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Diary Of A Sex Slave
Selected releases at CD Universe

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