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99 Women

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  • Ninety Nine Women
  • Der Heiße Tod
  • 99 donne
  • 99 mujeres
  • Island of Despair
  • Isle of Lost Women
  • Prostitutes in Prison
  • Sex im Frauengefängnis
  • The Hot Death
  • Women's Penitentiary XII

99 Women Director's Cut

99 Women is a 1969  Liechtenstein/Spain/Italy/West Germany/UK women in prison film by Jesus Franco.
With Maria Schell, Luciana Paluzzi and Mercedes McCambridge. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Banned for the UK 1969 cinema release titled Ninety Nine Women

The 2007 Redemption video was cut by 1:00s for animal cruelty

Summary Notes: A bit disappointing

The newest batch of detainees arrives at a remote women's prison. The fortress-like prison is ruled with an iron hand by Thelma Diaz (Mercedes McCambridge), a woman who has no qualms against death or torture. But when a new state official takes notice of the body count coming out of the prison, Diaz must prove her ability and hide the truth. As the powers that be turn up the pressure it sets up a daring escape by several of the ladies.

"Women in prison" flicks can be a mixed bag. Many offer the usual softcore action (usually of the lesbian variety) and / or nasty torture sequences that often exploit. But 99 Women doesn't really offer too much of either. 99 is actually more artistic than most of the "W.I.P." films that I've seen and as a result it comes off as a bit bland. The photography is fine but with most of the action taking place indoors the camera-work is not flashy. The acting is pretty decent but the script is a bit "talky" in an unnecessary way.

The softcore action is not awfully titillating since many of the scenes are shot in an "artistic" fashion the X-rated version does offer some hardcore inserts but you can easily tell they were added much latter since they don't match. "99 Women" has some style but not a lot of substance. A bit disappointing.

Current UK Status: Passed 18 with 1:00s of cuts

The US release featuring the Director's Cut is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

The US release featuring the X Rated Version/Notorious French Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

This is a French local version with nearly irrelevant hardcore added in by another director shooting new footage.

491

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491

491 is a 1964 Sweden drama by Vilgot Sjöman.
With Lars Lind, Leif Nymark and Stig Törnblom. BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for:

  • UK 1968 cinema release

Summary Review: Shocking

It is written that 490 times you can sin and be forgiven. This motion picture is about the 491st.

This movie was an absolute bombshell when it opened in 1964. Proved shocking at the time with scenes including tacit allusions to sodomy and a scene depicting (out of shot) a dog rape!

Apart from that there was the naked portrait of a society in change where young people behave in a way unknown to their parents. This was unnerving, unsettling.

But the Problem with the movie is that despite its good intentions it doesn't work.

Current UK Status: No release since the ban
Ain't Misbehavin'  

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aint misbehavin

Ain't Misbehavin' is a 1974 UK collection of video clips by Peter Neal & Anthony Stern.
With Lou Abelardo, Elsie Carlisle and Nat 'King' Cole . BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1974 cinema release

Summary Review: Music Videos and Porn

Billed as: A Risqué Walk Down Memory Lane.

A large proportion of the film consists of soundies - short black & white films made for an early kind of video jukebox . So we get to see Fats Waller doing the title song, for instance. But there are also pieces from sound shorts, and features - an eclectic collection, from both sides of the Atlantic.

Interspersed between the musical numbers there are rather tame and clumsy vintage porn films. Surreal!

Current UK Status: No release since the ban
All Together Now  

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all together now

All Together Now is a 1970 US sex drama by William Louis Allan.
With Arianna, Thomas Baker and Robert Corder. BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for:

  • UK 1970 cinema release

Promotional review: Novel

Marsha's immature, animalistic husband neglects and mistreats her. She is driven to embark on an affair with a romantic Frenchman, but this likewise ends unhappily. Floundering, she sets out to write a series of love and sex novels.

She consults a woman doctor who is considered an authority on the subject of sexuality, and the doctor promptly seduces her. She uses her experiences as the basis for her novels but is finally unable to continue writing; and she takes her own life.

Current UK Status: No release since the ban
Anatomy of a Psycho

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Anatomy Psycho Lonely Ronnie Burns

Anatomy of a Psycho is a 1961 USA crime thriller by Boris Petroff.
With Ronnie Burns, Pamela Lincoln, Darrell Howe. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

UK: Banned by the BBFC for:

  • UK 1961 cinema release

Summary Review: Exploitation Classic...But...

The crazed brother of a condemned killer sent to the gas chamber swears vengeance on those he holds responsible for his brother's execution.

Great plot idea (man going insane over the wrongful death of his brother)- lousy deliverance.

 

Current UK Status: No release since cinema ban

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

 

Andrea

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  • Andrea the Nympho
  • The Nympho
  • Andrea: Wie ein Blatt auf nackter Haut

andrea the nympho

1968 West Germany sex drama by Hans Schott-Schöbinger.
With Dagmar Lassander, Ralph Clemente and Arthur Brauss. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Banned by the BBFC for:

  • UK 1969 cinema release titled Andrea

UK: Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:

  • UK 1970 cinema release titled Andrea
  • UK 1970 cinema release titled The Nympho

UK: Presumably uncut for the pre-cert video:

  • UK Market VHS
  • UK 1981 Derann VHS

Summary Review: A Good Appetite

Andrea is a young woman with innocent looks, but a ravishing sexual appetite. By using her sexuality she can get most anything she wants, but as each days passes she gets deeper and deeper into a world that she despises and fears she will never escape.

Current UK Status: No release since pre-cert video
Appointment with Lust

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Unknown film banned by the BBFC for:
  • UK 1970 cinema release
Current UK Status: Unknown
Apprentice Girl's Report

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Unknown film banned by the BBFC for:
  • UK 1974 cinema release
Current UK Status: Unknown
Aquasex

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Unknown film banned by the BBFC for:
  • UK 1967 cinema release

Maybe the nude version of Mermaids of Tiburon which was created a couple of years after the clothed and black & white version of 1962. This nude version was titled The Aqua Sex.

Current UK Status: Unknown
As the Naked Wind from the Sea

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  • Sex on the Beach
  • One Swedish Summer
  • ...som havets nakna vind

One Swedish Summer Poster Movie

As the Naked Wind from the Sea is a 1968 Sweden/West Germany sex comedy romance by Gunnar Höglund.
With Hans Gustafsson, Lillemor Ohlsson and Barbro Hiort af Ornäs. BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for:

  • UK 1969 cinema release

Then passed X/18 after ~2:53s of BBFC cuts for

  • UK 1987 Sheptonhurst VHS titled Sex on the Beach
  • UK 1979 Intervision Pre-cert VHS titled As the Naked Wind from the Sea
  • UK 1971 cinema release (subtitled) titled As the Naked Wind from the Sea
  • UK 1970 cinema release titled As the Naked Wind from the Sea

Summary Review: Forgotten Gem

One Swedish Summer (which was the US title) is a forgotten gem from the days when skilled directors were at the helm of exploitation films, and while a fascinating viewing experience, it also serves to demonstrate just how thoughtless and pedestrian these kinds of films have become lately.

A handsome young male classical violinist experiences his sexual awakening one summer in the middle of teh Swedish nowhere.

One Swedish Summer boasts beautiful location photography as well as exquisitely beautiful music on the soundtrack, a combination of classical baroque and late 60's Europop. This is contrasted with close-up shots of female pubic regions, full-frontal male nudity, and several brushes with themes of voyeurism and sadomasochism.

Current UK Status: Passed 18 after about 2:53s of BBFC cuts
The Awakening of Emily

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holly mccall

The Awakening of Emily is a 1976 USA adult film by
Starring Holly McCall, Stephanie Bonds and Herschel Savage. BBFC link IMDb

Rejected by the BBFC for a 1983 cinema release.

Summary Notes

One of Holly McCall's greatest performances came in 1976's The Awakening Of Emily, in which she starred as a virginal young teacher who was introduced to the wanton wonders of sex
Current UK Status: No release since the ban
Bamboo House Dolls

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  • Nu ji zhong ying
  • Bamboo House of Dolls

bamboo house of dolls

Bamboo House Dolls is a  Hong Kong prison drama by Chin Hung Kuei.
With Birte Tove, Lieh Lo and Hsieh Wang. BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for the 1975 cinema release

Summary Review: Done Very Well

A nurse in a Japanese women's POW camp during World War II masterminds an escape.

I bought this film on DVD and expected an over-the-top, Women In Prison exploitation ride that would have me guffawing and slapping my knee as I had a good old time watching the girls get taken advantage of. It's a guy thing. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that BHOD kept me glued to the screen from beginning to end. It's an exploitation film no doubt, but it's done very well!

The female prisoners are very attractive, and the actors portraying the villains are really digging into their roles. The sex scenes, while violent, are choreographed very well, and are done tastefully. Many of the erotic scenes have a comedic nature, and are welcome pauses in an otherwise non-stop action fest.

Current UK Status: No release since the ban

There's an uncut Danish release but it has Chinese audio and Scandinavian subtitles

Barbed Wire Dolls

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  • Women Behind Bars
  • Frauengefängnis
  • Caged Women
  • Women's Penitentiary IV

BARBED DOLLS UNRATED DIRECTORS CUT JESS FRANCO

Caged Women is a 1976 Switzerland crime horror thriller by Jesús Franco.
With Lina Romay, Paul Muller and Monica Swinn. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

The cinema certificate was rejected in 1976 under the title Caged Women.

A 2nd attempt saw a cut cinema release in 1977 as Caged Women.

The censors cut this video by 41s when submitted by Anchor Bay in 2004

Summary Review: Comical, disorienting and depressing

Women in Prison movies come in several styles, ranging from tongue-in-cheek camp to disturbingly sadistic shockfests. Barbed Wire Dolls is a Jess Franco flick, so, as expected, it doesn't really fit into any pigeonhole.

Watching Frauengefangnis is like performing an experiment on yourself. The painfully slow pace, downbeat soundtrack, eternal scenes of pointless verbal abuse, mock torture, and idiotic dialog gradually turn your brain into glue. The movie is so sleazy, depressing, and confusing, that it's almost unwatchable in one sitting.

Current UK Status: Passed 18 after 41s cuts

The Switzerland release is uncut for:

A Bay of Blood

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  • Blood Bath
  • A Bay of Blood
  • Bay of Blood
  • Reazione a Catena
  • Antefatto
  • Bloodbath
  • Bloodbath Bay of Death
  • Bloodbath Bay of Blood
  • Twitch of the Death Nerve
  • Carnage
  • Before the Fact: Ecology of a Crime
  • The Ecology of a Crime
  • L'Ecologia del Delitto
  • Before the Fact
  • Last House on the Left Part 2
  • New House on the Left

A Bay of Blood DVD

 

Uncut version is available at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon Blu-ray at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at US Amazon RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
A Bay of Blood is a 1971 Italian horror by Mario Bava.
With Claudine Auger, Luigi Pistilli and Claudio Camaso. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

UK Censorship History

A perverse reworking of La Ronde involving 11 graphic murders.

The BBFC refused this a cinema certificate in 1972 titled A Bay of Blood

 The uncut version was released on the Hokushin label  in February 1983 titled Blood Bath . It was listed as a video nasty in March 1984. It stayed on the list throughout so became one of the collectable DPP39s

Re-released after 43s of BBFC cuts as Bay of Blood (Redemption, 1994)

The BBFC waived their cuts for the 18 rated 2010 Arrow DVD/Blu-ray

The US R rated version is uncut.

Summary Review : Granddaddy of all slasher movies

Bay of Blood is often called the "Granddaddy of all slasher movies". After watching Bay of Blood you can definitely see where Friday the 13th (made in 1980) got a lot of it's ideas. Saying that, Bay of Blood does not possess the single element that defined the slasher film, the indestructible, omnipresent killer.

The movie succeeds almost entirely thanks to Mario Bavo, who serves as both director and cinematographer, with his typical stylish flare which heavily influenced the great Dario Argento, his eye appealing use of color and interesting editing techniques, which include a lot of blurry dissolves give Bay of Blood an almost dream-like, surrealistic feel.
Current UK status: Passed 18 uncut.

UK: Passed 18 with BBFC cuts waived for:

  • UK 2011 Arrow/ArrowDrome R2 DVD at UK Amazon for release on 3rd October 2011
  • UK 2010 Arrow Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • UK 2010 Arrow R2 DVD

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

Bedtime

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Bedtime is a 1967 UK drama short by John Irvin.
With Imogen Hassall and Michael Latimer. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Banned by the BBFC for:

  • UK 1967 cinema release

Summary Notes: Inbetweeners

Film begins at the end of one act of love-making and ends at the beginning of the next. It is a dialogue between two people who are neither in love nor married to each other.

Current UK Status: Never released since ban
The Best of the New York Erotic Film Festival

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  • The Best of the New York Film Festival

Erotic Festival Poster movie approx

The Best of the New York Erotic Film Festival is a 1974 US erotic short film compilation. YouTube icon BBFC link

Cinema certificate rejected in April 1975

Resubmitted and cut for cinema in August 1975

The Moira Maher video was cut when submitted in 1987

Summary Notes

An explicit compilation of short films with just as strong scenes of sexual activity filmed during festival parties.

Compilation of 5 short prize winners from previous festivals:

  • Introduction
  • Eyetoon
  • Baby
  • The stripper
  • 4. Norien ten (uncredited direction)
  • Life with video

Thanks to Rustin Mann on The Melon Farmers' Forum:

One of the shorts is directed by Penelope Spheeris. The story line is of a meek pharmacist hatching a plot to snag his loud sex-loving "hot" neighbour by making a simulated sex tape.
Current UK Status: Passed 18 after 5:00s cuts
The Big Doll House

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  • Bamboo Dolls House

Big Doll House DVD

The Big Doll House is a 1971 USA / Philippines action drama by Jack Hill.
Starring Roberta Collins, Pam Grier and Judith Brown. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1971 cinema release.

Cut by the BBFC for 1987 VHS.

Uncut for 2003 DVD.

Uncut in the US

Summary Review: Naive Silly Fun

Beautiful women prisoners are abused in a Philippine prison, until 5 of them plot an escape by taking the evil female warden hostage with the reluctant help of 2 male fruit vendors.

The whole film has a tone of naivety despite of its run of sex and violence. The plot couldn't be more simple: a group of women in prison, led by the resourceful Collier (top-billed Judy Brown), plan an escape. Guards torment and molest prisoners. Prisoners get naked (though not as much as you'd expect for this genre). One evil head guard, Lucian tortures bad girls by tying them to tables and hanging snakes over them.

The fast paced film is surprisingly well acted, and delivers all the usual thrills you would expect, with a few witty lines and some hysterical monologues.

Current UK Status: Passed 18 uncut

UK: An extended version was passed 18 uncut with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

  • 2011 Shout! Factory Women in Cages Collection RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • 2011 Shout! Factory Women in Cages Collection R1 DVD at US Amazon
The Big Racket

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  • Il Grande Racket
  • Racket

The Big Racket DVD cover

The Big Racket is a 1976 Italian crime film by Enzo G Castellari.
With Fabio Testi, Vincent Gardenia and Renzo Palmer. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1977 cinema release.

Cut by the BBFC for 2003 VHS.

Uncut in the US

Summary Review: Good Script

Nico Palmieri is a police inspector who battles against hoodlums terrorising a sleepy Italian village, extorting cash from the locals.

The Big Racket benefits immensely from a strong leading performance courtesy of Fabio Testi. Testi's portrayal of the angry police officer is perfectly judged to fit the movie, and I don't think there is an actor who could be better suited to playing the lead in this movie.

The script is really good, and finds time to flesh out its characters as well as deliver witty dialogue that is always a part of this movie's bigger budget American cousins.  It all boils down to a fabulous conclusion which serves in ensuring the movie gets the bloody end it deserves, as well as rounding off the story perfectly.

Current UK Status: Passed 18 after 14s cuts

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Bijoux de Famille

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  • Games Maids Play
  • Family Jewels
  • Les Bijoux de famille
  • Try It, You'll Like It
  • French Blue
  • Room Service

bijoux de fille france  

Family Jewels is a 1975 France adult film by Jean-Claude Laureux.
With Françoise Brion, Corinne O'Brien and Michel Fortin. BBFC link IMDb

Initially banned by the BBFC for 1975 cinema release.

Later cut for cinema releases in 1976, 1985 and 1992.

Also cut for 1987 VHS.

Summary Review: What might have been

Between Just Jaeckin's Emmanuelle packing Champs Elyse'es theaters to the rafters and the dirty movie deluge that was just around the corner, Continental carnal cinema got a taste of what might have been had the budding genre been allowed to progress logically without stringent government interference ruining its potential. French fornication filmmakers believed that their explicit sexual content would eventually be assimilated by mainstream entertainment. Alas, this was not to be, the country's draconian X Law - slapping humongous taxes on all aspects of adult film production and distribution - to blame only in part for this evolution or rather lack thereof.

The sole directorial effort of Jean-Claude Laureux, erstwhile cherished collaborator of the late great Louis Malle, remains an ambitious attempt to blend traditional cinema with the plentiful pulchritude and still simulated yet surprisingly graphic sexual activity allowed by recently relaxed censorship laws. By way of knee jerk reaction, the movie was briefly banned altogether by the commission for film classification until progressive Cultural Secretary of State Michel Guy overrode their decision, liberating the title for release with an 18 certificate.

This mild-mannered social satire of the country's privileged upper middle classes, themselves close to extinction post May 1968, plays out like a mixture of neutered Claude Chabrol and French boulevard theater.

Current UK Status: Passed 18 after 22s of BBFC cuts
Birds Mean Business

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UK: Unknown film banned by the BBFC for:
  • UK 1968 cinema release
Current UK Status: Banned
The Black Alley Cats

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Black Alley Cats DVD

The Black Alley Cats is a 1973 US action film by Henning Schellerup.
With Sunshine Woods, Sandy Dempsey and Charlene Miles.
BBFC link IMDb

UK: Banned by the BBFC for:

  • UK 1984 cinema release

Summary Review: Crude and Tasteless

Wanting revenge on a street gang for a rape attack, four young girls get together, take kung-fu lessons, learn how to shoot, form a gang called the Black Alley Cats and search out the gang that attacked them.

It's all very cheap, crude and tasteless but the background music during the lengthy sex scenes should be of interest to fans of lounge/psych music.

Current UK Status: Banned
Black Market of Love

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UK: Unknown film banned by the BBFC for:
  • UK 1967 cinema release
Current UK Status: Banned
Black Sunday

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  • The Mask of Satan
  • La maschera del demonio
  • Revenge of the Vampire

Black Sunday Dual Format Blu ray

Black Sunday is a 1960 Italy horror by Mario Bava.
With Barbara Steele, John Richardson and Andrea Checchi. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Censorship History

UK: Banned by the BBFC for 1961 cinema release UK: The cut US Version (Black Sunday) was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for 1986 Stablecane VHS. The shorter re-edited US print  which was missing around 3 minutes of dialogue and violence .

UK: Uncut European Version (Mask of Satan) was passed 15 uncut for 1992 Redemption VHS

Summary Review: Wonderful black and white film

A vengeful witch and her fiendish servant return from the grave and begin a bloody campaign to possess the body of the witch's beautiful look-alike descendant.

Italian director Mario Bava exploded onto the horror scene with Black Sunday. The movie succeeds fantastically at conveying a bleak atmosphere of horror.

Current UK Status: Passed 15 uncut

UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

  • UK 2013 Arrow [Mask 0f Satan + Black Sunday + I vampiri] RB Blu-ray/R1 DVD at UK Amazon
  • UK 2007 Starz Mario Bava Collection R2 DVD via UK Amazon
  • UK 1992 Redemption VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Blew!

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UK: Unknown film banned by the BBFC for:
  • UK 1976 cinema release
Current UK Status: Banned
Blindman

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  • Il cieco
  • Il pistolero cieco

Blindman Cieco Pistolero cieco DVD

Blindman is a 1971 Italy/1971 western by Ferdinando Baldi.
With Tony Anthony, Ringo Starr and Lloyd Battista. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Initially banned, but soon resubmitted and cut for an X rated 1972 cinema release.

Summary Review: A Great Movie

A blind, but deadly, gunman, is hired to escort fifty mail order brides to their miner husbands. His business partners double cross him, selling the women to bandit Domingo. Blindman heads into Mexico in pursuit.

This is currently a comic book western. But that doesn't mean that it's bad! It's a great movie and it's violent for a movie made in 1971, one scene at the end is really disgusting.

A great music score by Stelvio Cipriati, good action scenes and an amazing Tony Anthony makes it to one of the better spaghetti westerns. Don't miss!

Current UK Status: Passed X after BBFC cuts

Germany: Uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

The Bloody Fists

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  • Bloody Fist
  • Dragon Showdown
  • Dang kou tan
  • The Bloody Fist
  • Deadly Buddhist Raiders
  • Death Beach

The Bloody Fists DVD

The Bloody Fists is a 1972 Hong Kong martial arts film by See-Yeun Ng
With Sing Chen, Kuan Tai Chen and Ta Chuan Liu. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for UK 1973 cinema release

Passed X after BBFC cuts for UK 1976 cinema release A short version was passed 18 after 57s of cuts for UK 1986 Sheptonhurst VHS titled The Bloody Fist

A Re-edited Version was passed 18 uncut with previous BBFC cuts waived for UK 2004 Firefly R2 DVD titled  Dragon Showdown.

Summary Review: A Classic!

Basically it's about a bunch of Japanese martial arts experts harassing a Chinese village on the lookout for the secret dragon herb . The Japanese face hard resistance from the Chinese fighters who run a martial arts academy up in the mountains. Unanticipated assistance in terms of fighting expertise, however, comes from a refugee on the run.

The fighting scenes are not very realistic but cool anyway. A classic!

Current UK Status: Passed 18 uncut

A Re-edited Version was passed 18 uncut with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

  • UK 2007 Dragon R2 DVD titled Bloody Fist at UK Amazon
  • UK 2006 Firefly R2 DVD titled  Dragon Showdown at UK Amazon
  • UK 2005 Dragon R2 DVD titled Bloody Fist
  • UK 2004 Firefly R2 DVD titled  Dragon Showdown
Bloody Friday

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  • Blutiger Freitag
  • Freies Geleit oder die Geiseln sterben
  • Violent Offender
  • Violenza contro violenza

Bloody Friday DVD

Bloody Friday is a 1972 West Germany/Italy bank heist film by Rolf Olsen and Lee Payant.
With Raimund Harmstorf, Amadeus August and Gianni Macchia. BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1973 cinema release.

Summary Review: Gratuitous Violence

Based on an actual Munich bank robbery.. Things don't go exactly as planned (wouldn't you know it); and, the heist turns into a hostage situation. Bloody Friday offers plenty of gratuitous violence, which must have been considerably more shocking in its day.
Current UK Status: Not released since ban

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

Bloody Mama

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Bloody Mama DVD Shelley Winters  
 

Bloody Mama is a 1970 US film by Roger Corman.
With Shelley Winters, Don Stroud and Pat Hingle. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for the 1970 cinema release  but passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for the 1971 cinema release

Passed 18 after 11s of BBFC cuts for the 1986 Rank VHS

Passed 18 uncut for strong violence, sexual violence and incest references with previous BBFC cuts waived for the 2009 Optimum R2 DVD

Summary Review: Humour and repugnancy

Machine gun totin' Ma Barker lead her family gang (her sons) on a crime spree in the Depression era. Her loyal brood have every perversion imaginable. The sadistic Herman sleeps with his Ma and Lloyd Barker is a spaced-out drug addict who sniffs glue.

It's a morbidly colourful mixture of negative southern poor white trash stereotypes, encapsulated in a family of sociopaths, with a vintage Shelly Winters bringing her trademark intensity to the role of Ma Barker and a great cast as her sons.

A mishmash of humour and repugnancy, it's definitely not for the squeamish.

Current UK Status: Passed 18 uncut

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence, sexual violence and incest references with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Bloody Pit of Horror

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  • Il boia scarlatto
  • The Red Hangman
  • A Tale of Torture

Bloody Horror Region Import NTSC

Bloody Pit of Horror is a 1965 Italy/US horror by Massimo Pupillo.
With Mickey Hargitay, Walter Brandi and Luisa Baratt. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

UK: Banned by the BBFC for 1967 cinema release.

Summary Review: Pyschovision

A photographer and his models go to an old, abandoned castle to shoot some sexy covers for horror novels. Tragically for them, the castle is inhabited by a lunatic and closet torturer.

Bloody Pit of Horror is one weird Gothic horror film with a creepy castle, a legend of a ruthless torturer promising vengeance from the grave, and really cool instruments of death lying round in abundance. It was even filmed in Psychovision .

On the negative side reviewers have found the plot silly and/or just weird. But on the whole the positives have outweighed the negatives and the general result is very much thumbs up.

Current UK Status: Never released after ban

US: The Original Italian Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • US 2003 Alpha Video R1 DVD titled Bloody Pit of Horror via UK Amazon and at US Amazon
  • US 1993 Something Weird VHS titled A Tale of Torture

US: The shortened US Version is MPAA Unrated for:

Brute Corps

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Brute Corps DVD Region NTSC

Brute Corps is a 1971 USA action drama by Jerry Jameson.
Starring Paul Carr, Joseph Kaufmann and Jennifer Billingsley. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1972 cinema release

Summary Notes

A couple runs into a strange Marine camp where soldiers perform training exercises. The girl gets tormented, and the guy goes after them.

A beautiful hitchhiker and a draft dodger travel to Mexico and encounter a pack of mercenaries awaiting their next mission in Central America. A terribly psychotic merc takes a liking to the girl which sets the couple on a brutal and violent course of torture and rape. Gritty and exciting, this one is not for the faint of heart.

Current UK Status: No release since being banned

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

The Candy Snatchers

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Candy Snatchers Tiffany Bolling

Candy Snatchers is a 1973 US crime film by Guerdon Trueblood.
With Tiffany Bolling, Ben Piazza and Susan Sennett. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1973 cinema release.

Summary Review: Classic exploitation

The Candy Snatchers is a very good example of the exploitation genre. It boasts a good plot with fine one liner dialogue and a wicked black sense of humour. The actor is also good. And to add to the mix, the plot featuring incest, drugs, murder, rape, and kidnapping is described as sleazy but light on violence.

There are several scenes that seem to have inspired Quentin Tarantino's homages to the genre.

Current UK Status: Banned in the UK

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

The Case of the Smiling Stiffs

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  • The Case of the Full Moon Murders

Smiling Stiffs Poster Lincoln Browne

The Case of the Smiling Stiffs is a 1973 USA comedy horror by Sean S Cunningham and Brud Talbot.
Starring Sheila Stuart, Jed Ziegler and Cathy Walker. BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1974 but was passed later that same year after cuts. Uncut in the US but there is an unconfirmed report of a harder version

Summary Notes

Is Emma a voyeur vampire who can turn into a bat? Apparently, and she leaves many smiling faces on her victims after going down on them during a full moon. When they're not having sex with their suspects, two cops investigate the murders.

Long before Friday The 13th Sean Cunningham made this little beauty. It's actually the best movie he's ever made!

Current UK Status: Passed X after BBFC cuts

VoD: The Softcore Version is uncut for:

Chelsea Girls

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Chelsea Girls Brigid Berlin

Chelsea Girls is a 1966 USA drama by Paul Morrissey and Andy Warhol.
With Brigid Berlin, Randy Borscheidt and Ari Boulogne. BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1967 cinema release and not released since.

Summary Notes

Lacking a formal narrative, Warhol's art house classic follows various residents of the Chelsea Hotel in 1966 New York City, presented in a split screen with a single audio track in conjunction with one side of screen.

For four odd hours Warhol, using the double-screen technique, declares war against every sensory logic we have grown used to in the movies. Sometimes, the movie just doesn't move. Sometime it does, but at an odd speed.  But if you endure, your perception of the art of motion pictures is in for a ride! Depicting the lives of underground characters known from Lou Reed and Velvet Underground songs, this movie is not only cinematic beauty at its extreme, but also a fascinating documentation of an era in which modernist art reached its climax.

Current UK Status: No release since ban

Italy: Uncut for:

Close Encounters of a Handyman

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close encouters of a handyman

Close Encounters of a Handyman is a 1976 West Germany adult comedy by Johnny Wyder.
With Jan Boven, Rainer Peets and Tina Traven. BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1978 cinema release. Not released since

Summary Notes

Buddies Frank and Fred have their own company, "Frank & Fred's All-Around Service", a maintenance company that services a large apartment complex. However, the main "services" they provide are to the lonely and horny housewives who live in the complex.

Current UK Status: Not released since ban
Coffy

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  • Coffey

Coffy DVD Pam Grier

Coffy is a 1973 USA action crime thriller by Jack Hill.
With Pam Grier, Booker Bradshaw and Robert DoQui. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1973 cinema release titled Coffey

A short version was passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for 1974 cinema release titled Coffy

Passed 18 uncut for 1998 Cinram VHS titled Coffy

Summary Review : Blaxploitation classic!

Coffy is a nurse whose younger sister gets involved in drugs and is severely injured by contaminated heroin. Coffy sets out on a mission of vengeance and vigilante justice, killing drug dealers, pimps, and mobsters who cross her path.

Maxim magazine lists Coffy as number 7 on its list of the 50 best B-movies of all time, and there can clearly be no mistake about its status as a B-movie. Pam Grier shines in this hilarious action-packed blaxploitation flick where she first got her name as a 'black pin-up queen' during the early 70's.

This brilliant film mixes comedy right in there with the action. From the campy catfight scenes when Coffy dumps a salad bowl onto a blonde girl's head, to when King George makes his first appearance and steps out of his car in his pimp outfit, complete right down to the feather in his hat! The action is fairly consistent. There are a lot of guns firing off and endless catfights.

Current UK Status: Passed 18 uncut

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

The Coming of Seymour

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  • The Boob Tube Strikes Again!

boob tube strikes again

The Coming of Seymour is a 1975 US sex comedy by Lee Frost.
With Cindy Arnold, Rene Bond and Christine Burke. BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for the 1976 cinema release

See article from templeofschlock.blogspot.com :

The softcore film was originally made as The Coming of Seymour but was released in the US as The Fabulous Fanny to relate it to a cartoon strip in Playboy. It was not a success and was reworked with extra scenes and re-released in 1977 as The Boob Tube Strikes Again!

The film is about a couple interacting with an X rated film on hotel TV. The film within a film is about the voluptuous cartoon character of Fanny, who dominates the daydreams of young Seymour. This sexual obsession stands in the way of his siring a child that will enable him to inherit the family fortune. Seymour thoroughly enjoys his attempts to impregnate as many beautiful women as possible, but each time he is unable to reach that million dollar climax.

Current UK Status: Not released since ban
Confessions of a Blue Movie Star

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  • Blue Movie Star
  • Evolution of Snuff

confessions of a blue movie star

Confessions of a Blue Movie Star is a 1978 West Germany documentary by Wes Craven & Andrzej Kostenko.
With Carl Amery, Josephine Bayerl and Sonja Embriz. BBFC link IMDb

The BBFC banned the 1978 cinema release

The BBFC passed the 1978 cinema release X after cuts.

A cut version was then passed 18 for the 1986 Sheptonhurst video

Summary review: Mockumentary

A mockumentary showing the process of casting a porn movie, the legalities of underage wanna-be participants and the effects of becoming a porn star.

Trying to play it as an actual documentary, it doesn't really work but it is interesting nonetheless. A so-called snuff element comes into it at the very end but is rather disappointing. The only redeeming feature is actual deleted scenes from Wes Craven's Last House On The Left, which they play up as actual snuff footage.

Current UK Status: Passed 18 after cuts
Crash

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Crash DVD James Spader

 

Crash is a 1996 Canada / UK drama by David Cronenberg.
Starring James Spader, Holly Hunter and Elias Koteas. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

British newspapers whipped up a moral panic and the film was banned in Westminster. No problems for the BBFC though and it was passed 18 uncut for cinema and home video. In the US the NC-17 version is uncut whilst the R rated version is significantly cut.

See article from sbbfc.co.uk : Banned in Westminster

Perhaps in the light of the continuing media onslaught against the film, Westminster Council - who had previously given permission for the film to be premiered in their area as part of the 1996 London Film Festival - parted company with the BBFC at this point, insisting that cuts should now be made to the film before it was shown in the West End. The distributors declined to make cuts solely for screenings in Westminster and the film was therefore effectively banned from screens in the West End, including Leicester Square. However, cinema goers could easily see the film in neighbouring Camden where the council allowed the film to play uncut with its BBFC certificate

Summary Review: Brave Attempt

The film adaptation, directed by David Cronenberg, becomes a futuristic love story set in the present . James (James Spader) and Catherine (Deborah Kara-Ungar) are a married couple so filled with inertia that they are desperate for some emotional connection by any means necessary. After a series of extra martial encounters they find themselves attracted to a group of disturbed members of a bizarre car-crash sect who enact famous car crashes for kicks. The pair soon find themselves willing accomplices in a tableaux of violence and desire until finally they attain some provisional approximation of actual love. Kara-Ungar's portrayal of Catherine exemplifies perfectly the icy detachment of a woman who appears to be observing herself from another galaxy.

Crash is, above all, a brave attempt to explore an almost un-bearable subject - the death of affect and our unconscious desire for violence.

Current UK Status: Passed 18 uncut for cinema (except Westminster cinemas). Uncut on home video

UK: The US NC-17 Version was passed 18 uncut for:

  • 2007 UCA R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1999 Columbia/TriStar R2 DVD
  • 1988 Columbia/TriStar VHS
  • 1997 cinema release

US: Uncut and MPAA NC-17 Rated for:

Cry Uncle

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  • Super Dick
  • American Oddballs

Cry Uncle Jackson Beck

Cry Uncle is a 1971 USA sex comedy by John G Avildsen.
With Jackson Beck, Pamela Gruen and Allen Garfield. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1972 cinema release

Soon resubmitted and passed X after BBFC cuts still for 1972 cinema release

A pre-cut version was assed 18 after 1:10s of further BBFC cuts for 1987 Global Sales VHS titled American Oddballs

Summary Notes

Private detective takes on a case and gets mixed up in murder, sex and blackmail.

Cry Uncle! is a real curiosity piece...a raunchy, sex- and naked body-filled detective yarn with decent acting, some genuine laughs, some amazingly tasteless scenes, and one brief bit of hardcore porn involving a 65-year-old man. Oh, yeah, and it was directed by the guy who would eventually bring you Rocky and The Karate Kid.

Current UK Status: Passed 18 after BBFC cuts

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

Daddy Darling

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Daddy Darling DVD Region NTSC

Daddy, Darling is a 1970 Denmark/USA drama by Joseph W Sarno.
With Helli Louise, Gio Petré and Ole Wisborg. BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for:

  • UK 1970 cinema release

But then passed X (18) uncut for

  • UK 1973 cinema release

Summary Review: Intelligent erotica

A young Danish girl (Helli Louise) seduces everything in sight after daddy refuses her naughty come-ons. She'll have a lesbian affair with her teacher, pretend that her teenage boyfriend is dear old dad and finally get to her stepmother

The taboo of incest is explored/exploited by Joe Sarno in this flick, but it's the daughter lusting after Dad and not the other way around.

For a film made in 1969, it's notoriety lies in its stretching the limits and possibilities of soft-core erotica, just before the advent of hardcore movies. It helps that the actresses are attractive, the nudity abundant, and the exploitation envelope pushed. All in all, a good example of reasonably intelligent erotica from a lost era, well-handled and well-executed.

Current UK Status: Passed 18 uncut for cinema but never released on video.

US: MPAA Unrated for:

France: Uncut for:

Damned by Desire

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Damned by Desire is a 1968 UK erotic film by Malcolm Leigh BBFC link

UK: Banned by the BBFC for:

  • 1969 cinema release
Current UK Status: Not released since
Dancing Girl

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Unknown film banned by the BBFC for:
  • UK 1974 cinema release
 
Deep River Savages

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  • Il Paese del sesso selvaggio
  • The Man from Deep River
  • Nel Paese del Sesso Selvaggi
  • Au Pays del'Exorcisme
  • Mondo Cannibale
  • sacrifice

Man from Deep River DVD cover

 

Uncut version is available at:
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
Deep River Savages is a 1972 Italy horror romance by Umberto Lenzi.
With Ivan Rassimov, Me Me Lai and Prasitsak Singhara. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Forerunner of Cannibal Ferox set in South East Asian cannibal infested jungles. Tongue amputations are the order of the day after snacking on traditionally served monkey brains.

Summary Notes: Not much gore

A photographer on assignment in the rain forest is ambushed and held slave by a primitive tribe, until the chief's daughter chooses him as her groom. After being initiated by various tortures, he becomes a part of the tribe and helps them against modern dangers and a cannibal tribe they're at war with.

I liked this one strictly for its exoticness. Me Me Lay looks great dressed or naked. She has a great face. I have the Prism edition video. That one is missing a brief cannibal scene that later showed up in Lenzi's Eaten Alive by the Cannibals . The cinematography was well done and I may catch some heat for this but I actually liked the music.

The love scene in the river came very close to XXX. A well placed bush (no pun intended) kept it soft-core. Not much gore, so jungle flick fans should like it. I know I did.

The BBFC refused a cinema certificate when submitted in 1975 under the title The Man From Deep River

Derann released the uncut version on video in November 1982. It was listed as a video nasty in March 1984 but it was dropped from the list in September 1985

Re-released in 2003 after 3:45s cuts for animal cruelty for an 18 certificate

Current UK Status: Passed 18 with 3:45s cuts

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

The Demons

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  • Les Démons
  • Les Démons du sexe
  • Las Poseidas Del Demonio
  • Os Demonios
  • She-Demons
  • The Sex Demons

The Demons DVD

The Demons is a 1972 France/Portugal horror by Jess Franco.
With Anne Libert, Britt Nichols and Doris Thomas. BBFC link IMDb

The cinema release of 1972 was banned by the BBFC

It was granted a GLC X certificate for screening in London though.

The 1981 pre-cert Go Video is a short 79 minute English language version.

The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for the 2008 Redemption DVD.

Summary Review : A decent effort

The UK DVD of the Demons by Redemption is 103 minute directors cut restored by Franco in 2003 and is longer than the previous UK VHS release (which ran for less than 80 minutes). It is a decent effort not as good as some of Franco's earlier work but definitely better than the stuff he directed in the early 80's for Eurocine. Some scenes are in French without English subtitles!
Current UK Status: Passed 18 uncut

UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for:

US: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:

Deported Women

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  • Le deportate della sezione speciale SS
  • Deported Women of the SS Special Section
  • "SS Special Section Women

Deported Women SS Daniela Poggi

Deported Women is a 1976 Italian women in prison film by Rino Di Silvestro.
With John Steiner, Lina Polito and Stefania D'Amario.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1977 cinema release. Available in the US

Summary Review: Sombre

A classic of Nazi filth & degradation according to one enthusiastic website. Deported Women of the SS Special Section offers not just women in prison, but women in a Nazi concentration camp.

This 1976 film is written and directed by Rino Di Silvestro ( Werewolf Woman ), who mixes and matches characters and plots to keep our attention beyond the nudity.

We start with a train car full of women, who are brought to the concentration camp and inspected by the medical staff. This means they get to be naked, which is obviously a main goal of this film.

As a sexploitation film this one is rather depressing, with appropriately somber music, and a tacit acknowledgment that there is some history behind some of what we are seeing. Still, there are several interesting vignettes as Silvestro comes up with plausible vignettes for the sex in this one, although provoking thought would not seem to be an obvious goal for a sexploitation film.

Current UK Status: Not released since ban

US: Uncut and Unrated for:

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Depraved

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Unknown film, maybe the US 1967 swingers drama by Andy Milligan

Banned by the BBFC for 1976 cinema release but resubmitted the same year and then passed X (18) after BBFC cuts

Current UK Status: Passed X after BBFC cuts
Derek and Clive Get the Horn

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Derek Clive Get Horn DVD

Derek and Clive Get the Horn is a 1979 UK comedy by Russell Mulcahy.
Starring Dudley Moore, Peter Cook and Richard Branson. BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1980 cinema release. Unbanned and uncut for home video

The film was banned on the grounds of the supposedly abusive overuse of the swear words: Fuck & Cunt.

Summary Notes

Look... this isn't for everyone. It's Peter Cook and Dudley Moore going back for one last excursion into the world of Derek and Clive. For the uninitiated, Pete and Dud hit on an unsurpassed comic concept of wallowing in vulgarity and absurdity which knew no bounds. Fortunately, Cook was a brilliant comic who was at his best at improvisation. Moore could not have been a better foil and was able to keep up with Cook's ideas and helped taking them all the way to their - sometimes very clever or dreadful - end.

This is great fun and highly recommended to anyone who appreciates extremely ribald, imaginative comedy.

Current UK Status: Passed 18 uncut

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

VoD : Uncut for:

Desires of a Naughty Nympho

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  • Jack 'n' Jill 2
  • Chuck Vincent's Jack 'n Jill 2

jack n jill 2

Jack 'n Jill 2 is a 1984 USA adult film by Chuck Vincent.
Starring Samantha Fox, Jack Wrangler and Carol Cross. BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for UK 1985 cinema release

Promotional Review: Classic porn!

VCA Gold Classics brings you a tale of orgies gone wild! Jill wants Jack to stop engaging in his carnal desires of group sex and tasting forbidden fruit. Tired of his exploits, she has some of her own. Filled with drama, laughs and some good old fashioned group trysts, Jack n Jill 2 will take you back! Classic porn!
Current UK Status: Not released since the ban

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

The Dirty Mind of Young Sally

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  • Innocent Sally

Dirty Young Sally Teenage Something

The Dirty Mind of Young Sally is a 1973 US softcore sex comedy by Bethel Buckalew.
With Colleen Brennan, George 'Buck' Flower and Norman Fields. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1975 cinema release.

A very short version was further cut by the BBFC for 1986 VHS.

Uncut and X rated in the US.

Summary Review: Edgy Softcore

Produced by the noted Harry Novak, the film star sharon Kelly who later became known as Colleen Brennan.

And the softcore is quite edgy and the girls are attractive and sexy. Reviewers haven't been quite so impressed by the male cast though.

Current UK Status: Passed 18 after heavy cuts

US: Uncut and MPAA X Rated for:

Django

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  • Jango

Django Blu ray Franco Nero
 

Django is a 1966 Italy/Spain western by Sergio Corbucci.
With Franco Nero, José Bódalo and Loredana Nusciak. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

The BBFC banned the 1969 cinema release.

The film was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for the 1993 Arthouse VHS.

The film was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for the 2004 Argent DVD.

Summary Review: Best non-Leone spaghetti Western

Don't listen to any claims made made for Bullet For A General, Django is without a doubt the best non-Leone spaghetti Western of all time. Corbucci's direction is more controlled here than anywhere else--less zooms, less jarring close-ups, and neater editing. And Django has to be one of the first action heroes to fire a heavy machine gun from the hip (without even pulling the trigger, no less!).

But make no mistake. This is Italian exploitation--love it or hate it. An ear is cut off, prostitutes fight in the mud, and our hero's hands are crushed in gory detail that would make One-Eyed Jacks mumble in disgust.

Current UK Status: Passed 15 without BBFC cuts.

UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

US: A restored version with a little extra material is MPAA Unrated for:

Exhibition

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Exhibition Claudine Beccarie

Exhibition is a 1975 France adult documentary by Jean-François Davy.
Starring Claudine Beccarie, Benoît Archenoul and Noëlle Louvet. BBFC link IMDb
Banned by the BBFC for a UK 1976 cinema release

A softcore version played in London cinemas with a GLC X certificate

A softcore version was released on pre-cert video for UK 1979 World of Video 2000 VHS

Summary Review: French Success

This is a documentary about French porno star Claudine Beccarie, the original containing several staged hardcore scenes.

Jean-Francois Davy's motivation was noble he really tried to present his subject as a fully rounded human being who just happened to be working in the sex industry. The result was a huge commercial hit in France where it played regular cinemas packed to capacity, before the 1976 X -law relegated it to more specialized venues until 1983 when Minister of Culture Jack Lang removed the X-rating which enabled Davy to re-release the film with added footage, again with great success.

Current UK Status: Not submitted to the BBFC since the ban

US: Presumably a softcore version is MPAA Unrated for:

Fanny Hill

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  • Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

Fanny Phantom Gunslinger Blu ray Combo

 

Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure is a 1964 USA/West Germany comedy by Russ Meyer and Albert Zugsmith.
With Letícia Román, Miriam Hopkins and Ulli Lommel. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Banned by the BBFC for 1965 cinema release. A number of local authorities overruled the BBFC ban and allowed the film to be shown.

Summary Notes

Young, pretty and innocent Fanny Hill has lost her parents and must find her way in life amidst the perils of turbulent 18th century London. She is fortunate enough to find rapidly a place as chambermaid of the effusive Mrs. Brown. Mrs. Brown lives in a large house teeming with female "relatives" in négligée and with very relaxed manners. She also insists that Fanny meets alone various gentlemen who show an ardent interest in Fanny.

Inane dialogue in this Russ Meyer burlesque farce/love story....but the naughty subject matter and low cut dresses were probably enough to keep the viewing public interested.

Current UK Status: Banned by the BBFC

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Fantasm

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  • World of Sexual Fantasy

Fantasm Dee Levitt

 

Fantasm is a 1976 Australia comedy by Richard Franklin (as Richard Bruce).
Starring John Holmes, Uschi Digard and Candy Samples. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Banned by the BBFC for 1977 cinema release but passed X the next year after very heavy cuts. Still heavily cut by the BBFC for 2010 DVD. Uncut in the US.

Summary Notes

Professor Jurgen Notafreud explores the 10 most common female sexual fantasies.

Thanks to Gary:

The film is softcore bit you can glimpse John Holmes's erection very briefly in an underwater sex scene (which was mostly cut by the OFLC on original release) but it really is blink and miss it. There is also brief penis kissing in the pool scene. Does that count as fellatio?

Reviews
This is an erotic film, quite advanced for its time. A must see for those wishing to see softcore stars Rene Bond, Uschi Digart in the nude with their hairy bushes.

All the outrageous nudity is innocently explained away in scientific jargon by a Professor to get under the oppressive censorship of those times.

Current UK Status: Passed 18 after 8:00s cuts

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Australia: The Australian release is uncut for:

Fiebre

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  • Fever

ISABEL SARLI FIEBRE Isabel Sarli

Fiebre is a 1971 Argentina drama by Amando Bo.
With Isabel Sarli, Armando Bo and Horacio Priani. BBFC link IMDb
Banned by the BBFC for 1975 cinema release

Summary review from IMDB: Atmosphere of strangeness

In 1968 and 1969, Amando Bo and Isabel Sarli produced their three masterpieces: Carne , Fuego y Fiebre , three films that are unique in the world, three films that influenced John Waters big time and were a clear precedent to his revolutionary work.

Fiebre is an amazing piece of experimental film-making. The idea is Isabel falls in love with a horse . An so we see shots of her touching her breast over imposed with shots of the horse's organ for an hour nd a half. It sounds boring. It's not.

Bo's movies have an atmosphere of strangeness. They deserve a place in film history.

Current UK Status: No release since

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Fight for your Life

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  • Bloodbath at 1313 Fury Drive
  • Getting Even
  • Held Hostage
  • I Hate Your Guts
  • Staying Alive

Fight for your Life

Fight for your Life is a 1977 Canadian crime drama by Robert A Endelson.
With Robert Judd, Catherine Peppers and Lela Small.
YouTube icon IMDb
Banned by the BBFC for 1981 cinema release.

The 1982 uncut video release from Vision On was banned as a video nasty in September 1984 a nd remained on the DPP list throughout the panic and so became one of the collectable DPP39's

Not seen since in the UK.

Summary Review : Disturbing Scenes

Strange entry in the list in that most of the video is taken up by talking about vengeance rather than getting on with the job.

Three escaped convicts seek refuge at the home of a black minister and his family, there the family is humiliated and beaten. When his daughter is violated the family begin to embark on some vengeance.

A film which has very little to offer other than racial hatred and some rather disturbing scenes of violence. But so became a grindhouse classic.

Current UK Status: still b anned

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for

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Forced Entry

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  • Last Victim

Forced Entry Tanya Roberts

Forced Entry is a 1975 US thriller by Jim Sotos.
With Tanya Roberts, Ron Max and Nancy Allen. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Banned by the BBFC from 1982 cinema release

Summary Review: Rapist in the 1st Person

Likened to Joe Spinell's Maniac except the focus is more on the sexual perversion and assault rather than gory killing scenes.

It is filmed from the point of view of a serial rapist as he cruises round town looking for victims. Nancy Allen and Tanya Roberts fit the bill.

The first person narrative adds to the scariness and makes it more effective than most in the genre.

Current UK Status: Still banned
Four Days of Love

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Unknown film banned by the BBFC for:
  • UK 1977 cinema release
Current UK Status: No UK release
Garden of Torture

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  • Le jardin des supplices

garden of torture

The Garden of Torment is a 1976 France by Christian Gion.
With Roger Van Hool, Jacqueline Kerry and Tony Taffin. IMDb

UK: Banned by the BBFC for:

  • UK 1976 cinema release

Summary Review  historical Softcore

Combining softcore pornography and historical romance, this film tells the story of a Antoine, a physician (Roger Van Hool) who, in 1888, was exiled to China due to his drug habit.

Current UK Status: No UK release
The Gatekeeper's Daughter

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  • La fille du garde-barrière
  • The Daughter of the Railroad Crossing Guard

gatekeepersdaughter

The Gatekeeper's Daughter is a 1975 France comedy by Jérôme Savary.
With Mona Heftre, Michel Dussarat, Annick Berger. IMDb

The BBFC rejected the 1975 cinema release.

Thanks to Gary. Based on article from ovguide.com :

This very curious completely silent comedy includes some dramatic sequences and some fairly pornographic ones. The movie is made with titles, very much in the manner of early silent films.

Current UK Status: No UK release since ban
Ginger

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Ginger DVD Region US NTSC

 

Ginger is a 1971 USA crime drama by Don Schain.
With Cheri Caffaro, Duane Tucker and Herbert Kerr. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Banned by the BBFC for 1971 cinema release

Passed 18 after 14:20s of BBFC cuts for 1983 cinema release

Not released on UK home video

Summary Review

A rich society girl is recruited to go undercover and expose a drug/blackmail/prostitution ring in her small town.

This is pure 70s sexploitation. Yes it is sexist, unPCand everything modern Hollywood tries not to be. But that's its charm. It is about cute women toting unfeasible weapons and getting naked in an unbelievable B-movie plot.

Current UK Status: Passed 18 after 14:20s cuts

US: Uncut for:

US: An unknown short version is MPAA R rated for:
A Girl Called Jules

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  • Model Love
  • La ragazza di nome Giulio

girl called jules

A Girl Called Jules is a 1970 Italy sex drama by Tonino Valerii.
With Silvia Dionisio, Gianni Macchia and Esmeralda Ruspoli. IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for:

  • UK 1971 cinema release

Passed X (18) without BBFC cuts for:

  • UK 1975 cinema release

Pre-cert video released without cuts for:

  • UK Gold Star VHS

Passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:

  • UK 1986 Xtasy VHS

Summary Review: Worth the effort.

A distinctly Bergmanesque sexual melodrama. Silvia Dionisio is perfect in the title role and this remains her best film. A bit difficult to trace but well worth the effort.

Current UK Status: Passed 18 uncut
Escape from Hell

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  • Femmine infernali
  • El infierno de las mujeres
  • Hell Prison
  • Hellfire on Ice, Part 2: Escape from Hell
  • L'inferno delle donee

Women in Prison Triple Feature DVD

Escape from Hell is 1980 Spain/Italy prison drama by Edoardo Mulargia.
With Anthony Steffen, Ajita Wilson and Cristina Lay. BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for UK 1980 cinema release titled Escape from Hell

A version of Hell Prison substantially reworked for the US market with additional material featuring Linda Blair and re-titled Savage Island . This was passed 18 after 22s of BBFC cuts for UK 1986 EIV VHS

Original version was passed 18 after 3:46s of BBFC cuts for UK 1988 Sheptonhurst VHS titled Hell Prison

Summary Review: Eurotrash

All the girls look sweaty, stinky & dirty as they work, fight and make out with each other. That's about it for plot until they do escape and most of them get killed. Europeans love those downbeat endings.

It's always nice to see Peter Lorre lookalike Luciano Pigozzi in another piece of low-rent Eurotrash like this.  It's OK.

Current UK Status: Passed 18 after 3:46s of BBFC cuts

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

A version of Hell Prison substantially reworked for the US market with additional material featuring Linda Blair and re-titled Savage Island

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

Hells Angels on Wheels

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Hells Angels Wheels Region NTSC

See trailer from youtube.com

Uncut version is available at:
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
Hells Angels on Wheels is a 1967 US biker action film by Richard Rush.
With Adam Roarke, Jack Nicholson and Sabrina Scharf. IMDb

The BBFC banned the 1967 cinema release

Summary Review: Classic

Anyone with a more than curious interest in the Hells Angels will enjoy this piece of nostalgia. This is one of the few films to be openly supported by the Hells Angels themselves.

While the story line may seem somewhat dated by modern standards, it does encompass what I feel to be some of the most classic aspects of the Angels lifestyle of the time. A real treat for the biker movie buff.

The BBFC banned the 1967 cinema release

The BBFC cut 2:14s from the 1977 cinema release

The BBFC laid into the 1988 MIA video with 10:59s of cuts

The BBFC noted the 15 rated 2005 Cinema Club DVD as a re-edited version. Some previous cuts waived.

Current UK Status: Passed 15 after pre-cuts

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Hot Sex in Bangkok

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  • Heisser Sex in Bangkok
1973 Swiss sex film by Erwin C Dietrich, rejected in 1975 Banned in UK
House on the Edge of the Park

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  • La Casa Speruta Nel Parco
  • La Casa al Confini del Parco
  • Der Schlitzer

House on the Edge of the Park

 

Uncut version is available at:
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
House on the Edge of the Park is a 1980 Italian horror thriller by Ruggero Deodato
With David Hess and Annie Belle. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

The BBFC banned a 1981 cinema release.

It was released on video uncut by Skyline in October 1982. It was listed as a video nasty in July 1983. It stayed on the list throughout the panic so became one of the collectable DPP39s

The 2002 Protected/Vipco DVD was p assed 18 with 11:43s of heavy cuts .

Passed 18 after 43s of BBFC cuts for the UK 2011 Shameless DVD.

Summary Review: Interesting yet Chilling

A couple of rapists Alex and Ricky who are invited to a rich person's party. They decide to make their own cruel and twisted kind of fun such as murder and rape.

A harsh and unsettling Italian horror thriller from director Ruggero Deodato who definitely knows how to shock his audience.

The acting isn't all that great but the music is good with a funky disco song, some gory violence with torture, nudity, and sleaze abound.

Current UK status: Passed 18 after 43s of cuts

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for

How Sweet It Is

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  • Sweet Dreams

how sweet it is

1978 US hardcore by David Worth. IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for UK 1982 cinema release

Summary Review: Old Loops

A couple's fantasies are acted out in vignettes as they read an oriental newspaper. Finally we see them perform themselves.

Noted for the appearance of 1974 Penthouse Cover Girl Brigitte Maier in several of the eipisodes.

The vignettes may be pre-existing loops and may not have been specially made for this film.

 

Banned by the BBFC for UK 1982 cinema release

Current UK Status: Not released since ban

The US release is uncut for:

How to Seduce a Virgin

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  • Plaisir a' trois

How Seduce Virgin Robert Woods

 

How to Seduce a Virgin is a 1974 France erotic drama by Jesús Franco.
With Alice Arno, Robert Woods and Howard Vernon. BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for cinema in 1974 and not released since.

Promotional Material

The beautiful Countess Martine de Bressac is released from the expensive asylum where she was incarcerated after castrating her former lover. She returns to her luxurious villa on the coast and goes at once down into her private underground dungeon. It's here that she indulges herself in the perverse sexual practices that give her life meaning, surrounded by the bizarre human statues of her previous victims. Her husband, Charles, feeds his wife's sick fantasies, aware that she is his meal ticket to a life of luxury. He announces that he has a new game for her - they will befriend and seduce the young and virginal daughter of a rich neighbor. But things do not go exactly as planned... Games of decadence and debauchery lead to mayhem and murder.

From cult director Jess Franco. His most outrageous film.

Current UK Status: Not released since ban

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated rated for:

 

I Love You, No I Don't

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  • Je t'aime moi non plus
  • I Love You No More

TAime Moi Non Plus DVD

I Love You, I Don't is a 1976 France drama by Serge Gainsbourg.
With Jane Birkin, Joe Dallesandro and Hugues Quester. BBFC link YouTube icon IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for its 1976 cinema release. Passed uncut for home video in 1993

Summary Review:  Twisted Love Story

The petite waitress Johnny works and lives in a truck-stop, where she's lonely and longs for love. She develops a crush on the garbage truck driver Krassky, although her sleazy boss Boris warns her that he's gay. Maybe because of her boyish looks, Krassky likes her too. Both don't notice the growing jealousy of Krassky's boyfriend Padovan - until an escalation.

I went in with high hopes and wasn't disappointed. People familiar with Gainsbourg's body of work will know to expect to unexpected, what with his love for the surreal, bizarre and perverted.

The sex scenes are genuinely uncomfortable, but the two stunningly beautiful leads are perfect for this twisted love story.

Current UK Status: Passed 18 uncut

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex and violence for:

Iguana with the Tongue of Fire

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  • L'iguana dalla lingua di fuoco
  • Die Bestie mit dem feurigen Atem

Iguana tongue limited Bookbox handnumbered

See trailer from youtube.com

Uncut at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
R0 DVD at US Amazon

 

Iguana with the Tongue of Fire is a Italy/France/West Germany giallo by Riccardo Freda.
With Luigi Pistilli, Dagmar Lassander and Anton Diffring. IMDb

UK: Banned by the BBFC for:

  • UK 1972 cinema release

Summary Review: Brutal Gaillo

In Dublin, a young woman is brutally murdered in her home by a maniac that throws acid in her face and then slits her throat with a razor. The Swiss Ambassador, who was the dead woman's lover, refuses to cooperate with the police due to his diplomatic immunity. John Norton, an ex-cop famed for his brutal working methods, is brought in to help and gets too deeply involved when he starts an affair with the Ambassador's beautiful step-daughter, Helen. Meanwhile, the brutal killings continue.

Current UK Status: Not released since ban

Germany: Uncut for:

US: Uncut for:

Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks

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Ilsa Harem Keeper Sheiks Region

Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks is a 1976 Canada/US women in prison film by Don Edmonds.
With Dyanne Thorne, Max Thayer and Jerry Delony.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

UK: Banned by the BBFC for:

  • UK 1973 cinema release

Presumably there is a date error in the BBFC database as the ban is 3 years before the worldwide release

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex, nudity and scenes of sexualised violence for:

  • 2013 Lions Gate video

Summary Review : Resplendent in khaki shorts

Dyanne Thorn returns in the storming sequel to She Wolf , and it seems to have been given a budget boost, as the setting moves to an Arabian oils sheik's kingdom in the middle of the desert, where Ilsa presides over his palace as right hand security guard and keeper of his harem of kidnapped beauties.

The film doesn't quite match the excesses of the first film in bad taste, and the camp comedy elements have all been increased, but there are still many gruesome scenes as the harem women are abused and tortured for various reasons, including a pretty revolting sub-plot to assassinate the sheik by deploying a bomb placed inside a woman's body that will detonate during sex!

Uniform fans will be pleased to see Ilsa resplendent in her khaki shorts and boots, but she does not have the same presence as in the previous film because she is herself punished at one point by despotic sheik, and its a shame to see that the film recycles her weakness of falling in love with a hunky American, which once again leads to her downfall.

Current UK Status: Passed 18 uncut

Netherlands: uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

US: Warning: The R Rated version is significantly cut for:

  • UK 2012 Cheezy Flicks R0 DVD
Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS

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Ilsa She Wolf SS DVD

Ilsa , She Wolf of the SS is a 1974 US/W Germany film by Don Edmonds.
With Dyanne Thorne, Gregory Knoph and Tony Mumolo.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for UK 1975 & 1976 cinema release. No submission ssince the bans.

Summary Review : Brutal

This film takes place in a Nazi concentration camp dedicated to pseudo medical experimentation on its prisoners. Ilsa, the commandant is portrayed in ruthless fashion by the stunning Dyanne Thorne. Thorne designs and carries out the most excruciatingly painful and torturous experiments on her helpless victims.

Thorne is the essence of cruelty for cruelty's sake. Thorne is the screen's incarnation of pure evil. I can think of no other film that is as disturbing as this one. The explicit sadism portrayed in this film may or may not have actually occurred as depicted. But unthinkable sadism, torture, cruelty and debauchery did actually occur in Nazi camps.

This is an unbelievably difficult film to watch because the brutality depicted is extremely graphic. After viewing this film I was shocked and I had a feeling of just how brutal the Nazis actually were.

Current UK Status: Still banned

Netherlands: Released uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

The Incident

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Incident DVD Victor Arnold

The Incident is a 1967 USA crime drama by Larry Peerce.
Starring Victor Arnold, Robert Bannard and Beau Bridges. BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1968 cinema release.

Passed 12 uncut for 2014 DVD.

Summary Notes

Stark melodrama about two thrill seeking tough guys who terrorize late-night passengers on a New York City train. The random victims are more concerned with their own problems than helping each other and pray that they won't be next. But it's going to take a lot more than prayer to end this nightmare of fear and violence. Film debut of both Martin Sheen and Tony Musante as the hoodlums.

Current UK Status: Passed 12 uncut

UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate threat, violence, discriminatory language, sex references for:

Innocent Girls Abroad

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Rejected in 1975 Banned in UK
International Guerillas

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  • International Gorillay

international guerillas

See excerpt from youtube.com

1990 Pakistan comedy by Jan Mohammed.
With Afzaal Ahmad, Albela and Ghulam Mohiuddin. IMDb

Banned by the BBFC (a temporary ban not recorded in the BBFC database) for:

  • UK 1990 cinema release

See article from en.wikipedia.org : Vilifying Salman Rushdie

This Pakistani comedy seizes on the controversy where Muslims were wound up by Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses. Salman Rushdie is depicted in the film played by Afzaal Ahmad. He is portrayed as a criminal mastermind, working for an international organization devoted to destroying Islam.

The film was banned by the BBFC. The board cited the safety of Salman Rushdie as an argument for refusing the certificate, arguing that it could inflame some to violence.

Although the film portrayed Salman Rushdie very negatively, he opposed the ruling of the BBFC, arguing that:

As a writer, I am opposed in principle to the use of the archaic criminal laws of blasphemy, sedition and criminal libel against creative works, even in the case of a film which quite plainly vilifies me.

The ban was then overturned on appeal and the film was passed 18 uncut.

Rushdie later said:

If that film had been banned, it would have become the hottest video in town: everyone would have seen it.

While the film was a great hit in Pakistan, it enjoyed only a limited release in the West, where it went virtually unnoticed.

Current UK Status: Passed 18 uncut.

Passed 18 uncut for:

  • UK 1990 Tooting VHS
  • UK 1990 cinema release
J'ai tres Eruvie

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No ideas on this one, distributed by Eural Films, 76 minutes and rejected in 1977 Banned in UK
Je t'aime moi non plus

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1976 France drama by Serge Gainsbourg

See I Love You, I Don't

 
Justine and Juliette

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  • Justine och Juliette
  • Swedish Minx
1975 Swedish sex film by Mac Ahlberg, rejected in 1975 Banned in UK
Kiss Me Quick

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  • Dr. Breedlove

The Harry Novak Collection Volume

Uncut at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
1964 US Sci-Fi comedy by Peter Perry Jr.
With Max Gardens, Frank A. Coe and Natasha. IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for UK 1971 cinema release.

Passed 18 uncut for strong sex, sexualised nudity for UK 2012 Freemantle/Revelation Harry Novak Collection R2 DVD

Summary Review: Staggeringly bad

This was the first film produced by Harry Novak

Sterilox, asexual ambassador from a distant planet, comes down to earth in search of feminine breeding stock. A mad scientist treats the alien to dancing sex robots.

OK Kiss Me Quick is one quirky film with very little plot and enough bare chested women to go around for all. The make-up/FX are so lame you have to laugh.

Staggeringly bad. But of course that makes it bad enough to be good.

Current UK Status: Passed 18 uncut.

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex, sexualised nudity for:

  • UK 2012 Freemantle/Revelation Harry Novak Collection R2 DVD at UK Amazon for release on 23rd April 2012

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

La bête

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  • Death's Ecstacy
  • The Beast
  • The Beast in Heat

The Beast

La Bête is a 1975 French erotic fantasy by Walerian Borowczyk.
With Sirpa Lane, Lisbeth Hummel and Elisabeth Kaza.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

An extensively pre-cut version was banned by the BBFC for the UK 1978 cinema release.

From  article from  sbbfc.co.uk :

Distributor pre-cuts reduced the length of a masturbation scene and removed some of the more explicit shots from the dream sequence, in which the heroine imagines having intercourse with the beast .

In spite of the reductions already made, the Board was sceptical about whether the film would be acceptable to the majority of local authorities, on whose behalf the BBFC classified films. Part of the problem was the film's sexual explicitness, even in the reduced version, which exceeded the standards currently accepted for the X category. However, a more serious problem was whether the central dream sequence might raise legal issues because of its suggestion of bestiality.

James Ferman wrote to the distributor:

We see considerable problems in passing this film as it stands, although I realise you have made a few cuts of [sic] the most extreme sexual material. Certainly, there are still a great many shots which we feel might be vulnerable at law, and beyond that, there is also much footage which we feel vastly exceeds the standards accepted by the vast majority of local authorities. The problem is that, with a director of Borowczyk's stature, the cutting required might be such as to damage the film artistically, and I do not think the Board would want to become involved in a war of attrition on a film of such consequence .

The film was further pre-cut to address James Ferman's concerns of:

  • sight of horses copulating in explicit detail;
  • a line drawing of a woman being mounted by an animal;
  • close shots of masturbation
  • close shots of genital detail;
  • the more explicit moments in the dream sequence , including the beast rubbing his penis against a tree, the beast masturbating and placing his head between a woman's legs, and sight of the beast's semen flowing over the woman's buttocks, breasts and stomach.

But to no avail as the film was still banned by the BBFC

The extensively pre-cut version banned by the BBFC was passed X by London's council, the GLC in 1978. The film was also shown in cinema clubs without a BBFC certificate.

The distributor, Global Sales, submitted a US Version missing 9 minutes for the 1988 video titled Death's Ecstacy . This was passed 18 without further BBFC cuts

The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for the 2001 cinema release and Nouveaux Pictures DVD of 2001

Summary Review : Most controversial film of the decade

An insane adult reworking of The Beauty and the Beast tale. This erotic fable was originally to be part of the Immoral Tales (1974) anthology, yet was put aside due to it's controversial subject matter then later transformed into this film.

The financially unstable son, Mathurin (Pierre Benedtti), and very rich, and horny Lucy Broadhurst (Lisbeth Hummel) are soon to be arranged in marriage. The home is full of history relating to the families most famous ancestor, Romilda. Lucy immediately becomes fascinated with Romilda, and stumbles upon her diary.

The tale is told of the day she was brutally attacked in the woods by a comical man / beast creature with a extra large penis. This scene is both shockingly powerful and hilariously funny all at once. Combining black humour, with graphic sexuality.

Current UK Status: Passed 18 uncut

The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for:

The US release featuring the Director's Cut is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

The US release featuring the Complete Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

La Jeune Fille Assassine

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  • Charlotte
  • Una Vita bruciata
  • Ein Wildes Leben
1974 French film by Roger Vadim, rejected in 1975 Eventually passed with cuts
The Lady Hermit

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  • Zhong kui niang zi
  • Chung kwai leung ji

CELESTIAL FILMS LADY HERMIT

Lady Hermit is a 1971 Hong Kong martial arts film by Meng Hua Ho.
With Pei-pei Cheng, Lieh Lo and Szu Shih. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for the UK 1972 cinema release.

Summary Review: Quite spectacular

The film offers two wonderful swordswomen for the price of one. Shaw Bros.' top female martial arts star of the late 1960s, Cheng Pei Pei, stars as the title character, a famous veiled crusader who fights bad guys with her sword but has dropped out of sight when the film opens. Shih Szu plays an eager, whip-wielding aspiring swordswoman who seeks to track down Lady Hermit and become her student.

The villains are a gang of evil Taoist monks, led by Lady Hermit's old adversary, Black Demon. Lady Hermit and her two followers engage the gang in a series of extremely lively sword battles which are spread throughout the entire film. There are several great set pieces, including a bit where the characters fight on one of those perilous rope bridges across a gorge and the bad guys cut the ropes and Shih Szu has to hang on to the dangling remains of the bridge and climb and fight her way to the top. The climactic battle in a towering pagoda is quite spectacular.

Current UK Status: Never released since

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Language of Lov

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  • Ur kärlekens språk

Swedish Erotica Collection 1 DVD

1969 sex education documentary by Torgny Wickman. IMDb

The BBFC banned the 1970 cinema release

Review from UK Amazon : Not recommended

Transferred from old 1970s video tape. content dated and not what I call erotic. It is about old duffers talking about sex. not recommended for viewing.

The BBFC banned the 1970 cinema release

No cuts noted for the 1973 X rated cinema release

A short version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for the 1988 Sheptonhurst video

The film was passed 18 uncut for the 2008 Revelation DVD.

Current UK Status: Passed 18 uncut

The uncut region 2 DVD is available at UK Amazon

The Last House on the Left

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  • Krug & Company
  • The Men's Room
  • Night of vengeance
  • Sex Crime of the Century

The Last House on the Left

 

Uncut version is available at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at US Amazon
The Last House on the Left is a 1972 USA horror by Wes Craven.
Starring Sandra Peabody, Lucy Grantham and David Hess. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Two girls are kidnapped by escaped prisoners and are subjected to sexual humiliation, razor torture, rape, disembowelments and shooting. The parents of one girl avenge their death by chainsaw, throat cutting and castration.

Rejected for a cinema release in 1974

The video was released by Replay in June 1982. It was an early casualty of the video nasty panic and got banned in July 1983. It stayed on the list throughout and so became one of the collectible DPP39s

A cinema release was banned again in 2000. However it achieved an cinema club circuit release in 2000.

A subsequent video release was rejected in 2001

The video was again submitted in 2002 but this time the BBFC offered cuts. An appeal against the cuts proved unsuccessful and in fact resulted in additional cuts to those originally requested by the BBFC. The resulting Blue Underground video/DVD release of 2002 suffered 31s of censor cuts .

Further 2003 video/DVD releases (including one titled Krug & Company) from Anchor Bay have been edited differently but maintained the previous BBFC 2002 cuts

Finally passed 18 uncut by the BBFC in 2008

No cuts are noted to the 2008 Metrodome DVD identified as The Krug Edit

Summary Review: Brutal Realist Tragedy

While I think that people tend to get a bit hyperbolic when they talk about The Last House on the Left , I do think it's a fairly good film, especially given what the filmmakers were trying to do and considering their lack of experience, the era and the budget. Also, despite a filmic precursor, it just may be the earliest example of the horror subgenre of brutal, realist tragedy . However, it has flaws that would be difficult to overlook in a distanced assessment of the film.

But again, focusing on that amounts to hype now, and shouldn't be taken too seriously, lest it lead to inflated expectations. Just as surprising on a first viewing is that The Last House on the Left has an intermittent goofy sense of humor and a groovy attitude that is firmly mired in the early 1970s. The two policemen are really comic relief characters (and very funny at that), but there is also a lot of humor surrounding the criminal quartet--this almost becomes a black comedy at times. These sensibilities even extend to the music, which has a frequent hillbilly edge and lyrics that supply ex-positional material. Surprisingly, Hess, who plays Krug, wrote the music.

Current UK Status: Passed 18 uncut

UK: The Krug Edit was passed 18 uncut for:

UK: The Original Version was passed 18 uncut with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

US: The Original Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Last Tango in Pari

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  • Ultimo tango a Parisi

Last Tango Paris Marlon Brando

 

Uncut version is available at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at US Amazon
1972 France Italy drama by Bernardo Bertolucci. IMDb

Passed X after 10s of cuts for 1973 cinema release.

See  case study from  sbbfc.co.uk : Obscenity Prosecution

The Festival of Light, a pro-censorship pressure group, started a concerted campaign to prevent the film reaching British cinema screens, circulating copies of the script to MPs and writing to local authorities - with considerable success, since several dozen banned it.

However, it received favourable write ups from the film critics and played unopposed in most areas.

Events took an unprecedented turn, however, when Edward Shackleton, a Salvation Army member, brought a private prosecution against the film's distributors for publishing obscene material. The case ultimately collapsed when it was found that the Obscene Publications Act (OPA) did not apply to film.

Passed X after 10s of cuts for:
  • 1973 cinema release

A few dozen local authorities banned the 1973 cinema release.

The BBFC waived their cuts for:

  • UK 2000 MGM R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • UK 2000 MGM VHS
  • UK 1988 Warner VHS
  • UK 1978 X rated cinema release

The US release is uncut and NC-17 Rated for:

The Last Temptation of Christ

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Last Temptation Christ DVD

See trailer from youtube.com

Uncut at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon RA Blu-ray at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
1988 US/Canada drama by Martin Scorsese.
With Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel and Barbara Hershey. IMDb

Banned from cinema release by a few local authorities.

See article from sbbfc.co.uk :

Pre-release press hype suggested that the film would contain a blasphemous scene in which Christ fantasises on the cross about making love to Mary Magdelene. The Board received nearly two thousand letters and petitions from the public and pressure groups, a majority anxious about what they regarded as potentially blasphemous content, and the minority supporting the film's uncut release in the UK. .

The BBFC took the unusual step of inviting twenty-eight representatives of the major Christian churches to view the film at the Board, and also took legal advice from a QC before making a decision. All who saw the film at the BBFC agreed that the film was not blasphemous in the legal sense, although it might have the capacity to offend some Christian viewers.

The film was duly passed 18 in 1988 without cuts and subsequently viewed by the Director of Public Prosecutions who supported the BBFC's decision that the film was not likely to be found Guilty of blasphemy by a Jury.

A handful of local authorities took the decision to ban the film, on the grounds of possible offence (in response to petitions against it) rather than blasphemy.

Current UK Status: Passed 15 uncut

UK: At the BBFC the film was passed 18 uncut for:

  • 1989 CIC VHS
  • 1988 cinema release

Then passed 15 uncut for:

  • UK 2011 UCA R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • UK 2001 Columbia/TriStar R2 DVD

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

Late Night Trains

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  • Last Stop on the Night Train
  • L'Ultimo Treno della Notte
  • Don't Ride on Late Night Trains
  • Night Train Murders
  • Torture Train
  • L'ultimo treno della notte
  • Night Train - Der Letzte Zug in der Nacht
  • The New House on the Left

Night Train Murders DVD

 

Uncut at:
R0 DVD at UK Amazon Blu-ray at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at US Amazon Blu-ray at US Amazon
Late Night Trains is a 1975 Italian horror by Aldo Lado.
With Flavio Bucci, Macha Méril and Gianfranco De Grassi.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

The BBC rejected the cinema release in 1976 under the title Late Night Trains.

Video Warehouse International released a cut video as Late Night Trains in 1981.

Cinehollywood released an uncut video in November 1981 under the title Night Train Murders . This version was listed as a video nasty in July 1983. This was dropped from the list in March 1984

Passed 18 uncut in 2008 as Night Train Murders

Summary Review: Decent Acting

T his film borrowed heavily from Last House on the Left , but Night Train Murders is the better of the two. Good production values, excellent cinematography, an Ennio Morricone score, decent acting and a tight script .

The first third of the film introduces the main characters, most of whom seem to be prone to indulging in one perversion or another.

The "defilement" section of the film is a gripping, harrowing affair that escalates in viciousness before climaxing in a very brutal fashion.

The final act does not live up to the scenes that precede it. The director's desire to keep from glamorizing violence is probably why the ending feels somewhat restrained.

Current UK Status: Passed 18 uncut

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong scenes of sexual violence for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

VoD:

 

Leatherface : Texas Chainsaw Massacre III

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  • Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3
  • Leatherface
  • Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III
  • TCM 3
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3

Leatherface DVD

Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III is a 1989 US horror film by Jeff Burr.
With Kate Hodge, Ken Foree and R.A. Mihailoff.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

The BBFC banned the 1990 cinema release

The BBFC passed the cut US R rated version with no BBFC cuts for an 18 certificate for the 2004 Entertainment in video DVD.

The BBFC passed the US unrated version with an uncut 18 certificate for the 2004 Entertainment in video DVD.

Note that other cuts were implemented at an early stage of editing. These scenes were never completed and the unprocessed rough cuts have become DVD extras.

Summary Review : Unique and interesting

The film itself is extremely well-acted, especially by the lead, Kate Hodge. It is however, not the most pleasant film you will ever see and if the filmmakers intended it to be a gruelling and punishing experience, they definitely succeeded.

Despite these strong performances and excellent (and very gruesome) special make-up effects, the completed film is left damaged and confused in several key places. But, it is still one of the better entries in this particular series and is well-worth a look as a unique and interesting horror film.

Current UK Status: Passed 18 uncut

UK: The uncut US Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Les Angers Pervers Rejected in 1975 Banned in UK
Lesson at St Winifred's Rejected in 1981, unknown film but it appears to be one of a series of spanking films of which examples are also banned on video, see Head Girl at St Winifreds Banned in UK
Let Me Die a Woman

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Let Die Woman Region NTSC

 

Uncut version is available at:
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
1978 US documentary by Doris Wishman. IMDb

The 1980 cinema release was banned by the BBFC

The promotional material reads: Not for the faint of heart

This hilarious and horrifying documentary on transsexuals includes actual surgical footage of the operations and close-up looks at the results inside and out. Not for the faint of heart.

The 1980 cinema release was banned by the BBFC.

Passed X after BBFC cuts for a 1982 cinema release

The US release is uncut and MPAA X Rated for:

Life of Brian

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1979 UK comedy by Terry Jones

See Monty Python's Life of Brian

 
Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun

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  • Libesbriefe einer Portugiesischen Nonne

Love Letters Portuguese Nun DVD

1977 West German drama by Jess Franco. IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for the UK 1979 cinema release

The DVD was later passed 18 after 6:15s of BBFC cuts for UK 2004 Anchor Bay R2 DVD.

The BBFC commented:

The cuts were Compulsory. Distributor was required to cut indecent images of a child under the terms of the Protection of Children Act 1978, and images of sexualised torture.

Resubmissions of old works highlighted the impact of the change in the definition of a child. Love Letters Of A Portuguese Nun featured sexualised nudity involving an actress who was under 18 at the time of filming. The BBFC judged some of the images to be indecent and cuts were therefore made

Banned by the BBFC for the UK 1979 cinema release

Passed 18 after 6:15s of BBFC cuts for UK 2004 Anchor Bay R2 DVD

Current UK Status: Passed 18 after 6:15s of cuts

Love Variations

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Confessions Sex Maniac Love Variations

 

Uncut version is available at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
1971 UK sex education film by David Grant. IMDb

Banned by the BBFC in April 1970 for:

  • UK 1970 cinema release

From on article [pdf] from palgrave.com : Not seeking to entertain

Love Variations , one of the first British sex education films to show nudity in the UK, consisted entirely of alternating scenes of a family doctor showing diagrams of sex positions and illustrative tableaux of posed figures faking coition in increasingly unlikely and back-breaking postures.

The producers, of course, stressed their good intentions to the censors. The press book for Love Variations stated, a little disingenuously:

The film does not seek to entertain -- only to inform. The producers wish to point out that although the film is frank, comprehensive and explicit it will almost certainly prove unrewarding to those looking for titillation or sensation and will be of interest only to those motivated by a sincere desire to be informed.

The BBFC, indecisive about how to treat sex education films, accepted this but nevertheless at first rejected Love Variations on the splendidly perverse grounds that since the film was not entertaining it was unsuitable for cinemas, which were essentially places of entertainment.

When finally released, Love Variations smashed house records at the Jacey Tatler cinema in London,

Banned by the BBFC in April 1970 for UK 1970 cinema release

Passed X (18) uncut in November 1970 for UK 1971 cinema release

A short version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:

  • UK 2011 Odeon Slap & Tickle Double Bill R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • UK 1995 Jezebel VHS

Current UK Status: Passed 18 without BBFC cuts

Made in Soxe

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Rejected in 1976 Banned in UK
Madras Cafe

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madras cafe

 

Madras Cafe is a 2013 Indian action drama by Shoojit Sircar.
With John Abraham, Nargis Fakhri and Rashi Khanna. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Passed by the BBFC but banned by UK cinema chains. Similarly banned by cinemas in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence and injury detail for:

  • 2013 cinema release

The BBFC passed the film 15 uncut for strong violence and injury detail. The BBFC InSight alluded to the emotional impact of the film:

This is a sombre drama and the violence is depicted realistically, with a strong emotional impact. In the opening scene people are forced off a bus and made to kneel in a field as they are massacred. Blood spurts are seen as several of them are shot in the back, and in a more distant image a little girl is shot too as she tries to run away. Several executions are shown, including a man tied to a post, his body juddering under fire with lots of blood as he is killed.

Now the film has been banned by British cinemas in August 2013. UK cinema chains, Cineworld, Odeon and Vue, have banned the film saying in a statement:

Our policy is to show a wide range of films for different audiences ...HOWEVER... following customer feedback and working with the film distributors, we have decided to not show Madras Cafe. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Press reports suggested that some Tamils had complained that the film was anti-Tamil. The Facebook page of the Tamil Youth Organisation UK has been full of agitation against the film.

Current UK Status: Passed 15 uncut by the BBFC but banned by cinemas
Maîtresse

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Maitresse DVD Blu ray Gerard Depardieu

See trailer from youtube.com

Uncut at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
Maîtresse is a 1975 France drama by Barbet Schroeder.
With Gérard Depardieu, Bulle Ogier and André Rouyer. IMDb

See  article from  sbbfc.co.uk : James Ferman explained the 1976 cinema ban:

After a second viewing with Lord Harlech and other Examiners, we now agree that this is really a picture which cannot be granted a national certificate at this time. We all feel it is a film of some merit which deserves a showing in Britain, but its subject matter and very frank treatment would, we believe, make it unacceptable to the majority of licensing authorities in the country without very heavy cuts, and these might change the nature of the film.

Summary Review: Bound to Intrigue

Gérard Depardieu as Olivier enters an apartment in order to rob the place, but unknowingly breaks into a haven for sadomasochistic fantasies. During the burglary he encounters Ariane (Bulle Ogier) who he had met earlier, but this time she is a dominatrix who controls situations as she dives into other people's madness.

Olivier is spellbound by Ariane as he falls in love with her, and it leads him into a scorching affair where he is bound to be burnt as he is mystified by Ariane's dark trade.

Maitresse is an avant-garde film as it explores in-depth the theme of sadomasochistic fantasies and its sub-culture as set in a love story.

The BBFC banned the 1976 cinema release. The GLC also refused a local cinema certificate while Berkshire passed the film for local distribution after cuts.

However the film was shown uncut on the cinema club circuit.

The BBFC required 4:47s of cuts for the X rated 1981 cinema release.

The movie was a long time coming to video/DVD but all BBFC cuts were waived for the 18 rated 2003 BFI DVD.

Current UK Status: Passed 18 uncut.

UK : Passed 18 uncut for:

The Man from Deep River

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1972 Italian cannibal film by Umberto Lenzi

See Deep River Savages

 
Maniac

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Maniac 30th Anniversary Region NTSC

 See trailer from youtube.com
 

Uncut version is available at:
R0 DVD at UK Amazon Blu-ray at UK Amazon
R0 DVD at US Amazon Blu-ray at US Amazon

 

Maniac is a 1980 US serial killer horror by William Lustig.
With Joe Spinell, Caroline Munro and Abigail Clayton. IMDb

The BBFC banned the 1981 cinema release.

The BBFC banned the 1998 Exploited video explaining:

Two (of the videos rejected so far in 1998) were serial killer films in which sex is linked with the pleasure of killing. In one of those films, Maniac, a series of defenceless women are stalked, terrorised, attacked and murdered, while being photographed in a deliberately sexualised way. The film is one of a genre known as 'stalk and slash', and here each stalking and killing is protracted, sometimes ending with the scalping of the victim. When the police eventually catch up with the killer, he survives, leaving us to anticipate that the stalking and mutilation will begin again. The pleasures on offer here seem to the Board to be unhealthy and dangerous because of the way that the killing of women is linked with the sexual arousal of men.

The BBFC required 58s of cuts from the 2002 Anchor Bay DVD.

Summary review: Shocking

This is definitely a film that will leave you thinking. The main reason being the main character Frank Zito aka Joe Spinell plays the most realistic psycho/deranged person I've ever seen on film. The whole time I was thinking is this guy really insane? Either this guy is a genius actor or he's really nuts. That's how real he is in this role. His presence will creep you out. He's the biggest weirdo I've ever seen on film.

The story focuses on frank the serial killer and his killings and insanity. Some of the scenes are gruesome, but they will keep you on the edge of your seat. You will be able to put yourself in both franks shoes and feel the victims terror as she is stalked and hides from Frank... Especially the subway bathroom scene. That's an intense scene. Frank keeps on killing till the end when his own demons finally come back to haunt him.

Any horror fan should have this in their collection.

Current UK Status: Passed 18 after 58s of cuts

US: The uncut Theatrical Version is MPAA Unrated for:

Mantis in Lace

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  • Lila

The Harry Novak Collection Volume

Uncut at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
1968 US erotic thriller by William Rotsler.
With Susan Stewart, Steve Vincent and James Brand. IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for UK 1972 cinema release.

Passed 18 uncut for strong sex, sexualised nudity, hard drug use and bloody violence for the UK 2012 Freemantle/Revelation Harry Novak Collection R2 DVD.

Summary Review: Trippy

A topless dancer attracts, seduces, then murders the men she sleeps with using household tools.

This little gem is one of the first key films to combine gore with sleaze. Groovy 60s psychedelia, go-go dancers, sexploitation and horror, all beautifully photographed by Laszlo Kovacs, collide in a kaleidoscope of color and LSD laden sensibilities.

Not to everyone's tastes though, but Susan Stewart will win a few converts.

Current UK Status: Passed 18 uncut.

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex, sexualised nudity, hard drug use and bloody violence for:

  • UK 2012 Freemantle/Revelation Harry Novak Collection R2 DVD at UK Amazon for release on 23rd April 2012

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Massage Parlour

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  • Massagesalon Der Jungen Madchen
  • Massage Parlor '73
  • Salon Massage

Salon Massage DVD Region NTSC

 

Uncut version is available at:
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon

 

1972 West Germany comedy adventure by Eberhard Schröder. IMDb

From IMDb:

France, a reporter working from an international news agency, manages to be paid to visit all of Munich's massage parlors. He wants to find the whereabouts of Sonia, a personal masseuse with whom he experienced perfect bliss.

 

Banned by the BBFC for UK 1973 cinema release

Current UK Status: Not release since

The US release is uncut for:

Mates for Pleasure

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Rejected in 1975 Banned in UK
Midnight Desires

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1977 US hardcore film by Amanda Barton

A clue to the reasons for the ban may lie in the synopsis: She describes herself as a naked prisoner in a windowless, doorless room from which she is finally delivered to hooded men with naked cocks in cock rings. With her head in stocks, she is whipped, fucked and humiliated.

Banned in UK
Mondo Cane

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  • Mondo Cane 1
  • A Dog's Life
  • Tales of the Bizarre: Rites, Rituals and Superstitions

Mondo Cane DVD

Mondo Cane is a 1962 Italy documentary by Paolo Cavara & Gualtiero Jacopetti.
With Rossano Brazzi and Stefano Sibaldi. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1962 cinema release.

Resubmitted in 1963 and passed X after about 14 minutes of cuts.

Not released since in the UK.

Uncut in the US.

From Wikipedia : Iconic Documentary

The film consists of a series of travelogue-vignettes providing glimpses into cultural practices throughout the world intended to shock or surprise the mostly Western film audience, including an insect banquet and a memorable look at a practising South Pacific cargo cult. Mondo Cane's shock-exploitation-documentary style was the inspiration for numerous imitations, including Shocking Asia and the Faces of Death series of movies.

It was nominated for the Palme d'Or, the highest prize given to a competing film at the Cannes Film Festival.
Current UK Status: Passed X after ~14:00s of cuts

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Monty Python's Life of Brian

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  • Life of Brian

Monty Pythons Life Brian DVD

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Uncut version available at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon Blu-ray at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at US Amazon Blu-ray at US Amazon
1979 UK comedy by Terry Jones. IMDb

All UK releases passed AA/15 uncut by the BBFC.

Based on article from en.wikipedia.org :

The film contains themes of religious satire which were controversial at the time of its release, drawing accusations of blasphemy and protests from some religious groups. Thirty-nine local authorities in the UK either imposed an outright ban, or imposed an X certificate (effectively preventing the film from being shown as the distributors said the film could not be shown unless it was unedited and carried the original AA certificate).

The film was also banned in Ireland, Singapore and Norway. The marketeers made use of the latter with the promotional line: The film so funny that it was banned in Norway.

Summary Review: A Very Naughty Boy

Hugely controversial at the time, the subject matter of The Life of Brian was considered strictly taboo in 1979, and even today it can still rattle a few cages, but ultimately the Python team all shared the same conviction that they were not poking fun at religion (or Jesus) per se, but at the people who blindly follow and misunderstand. In this way, The Life Of Brian became not just a comedy classic, but a ground-breaking movie that pushed the barriers of what was previously considered off-limits .

Each member of the Python team contributes immensely to the film, with Eric Idle supplying a classic Python tune as Brian is being crucified ( Always Look On The Bright Side of Life ), Terry Gilliam with some great visual gags, Terry Jones as the director of the film, Cleese and Palin turning in multiple brilliant performances (like Cleese's Reg, the leader of the PFJ, and the classic What have the Roman's ever done for us? sketch), not to mention Chapman as the unsuspecting hero.

All UK releases passed AA/15 uncut by the BBFC.

However the cinema release was banned by 39 councils. (Who can overrule the BBFC for cinema showings)

Current UK Status: Passed 15 uncut

Passed AA/15 uncut for:

  • UK 2007 Sony R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • UK 2007 Sony R2 DVD
  • UK 2003 Columbia/TriStar R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • UK 1995 CIC VHS
  • UK 1988 Film & Video VHS
  • UK 1979 cinema release

The US release is uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

More about the Language of Lov

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  • More about Language of Love
  • Language of Love 2
  • Mera ur kärlekens språk

Swedish Erotica Collection 2 DVD

 

1970 Sweden/Denmark sex education documentary by Torgny Wickman . IMDb

The BBFC banned the 1972 cinema release under the title More about Language of Love

The BBFC noted in the 2009 Annual Report: Collection 2, Swedish Erotica, a compilation of three early 1970s films from Sweden (Wide Open, Love Play and More About the Language of Love) was passed 18 without cuts. The work, which includes explicit images of sexual activity, is now very dated. By contemporary standards it is clearly not a sex work, but rather a genuine attempt to inform and educate, and the Board concluded that there was sufficient contextual justification to allow these scenes at 18 .

The BBFC banned the 1972 cinema release under the title More about Language of Love

The BBFC cut 2:55s under the title Language of Love  2 for the 1983 cinema release and 1987 video

Passed 18 uncut for the 2009 Revelation R2 DVD titled Swedish Erotica Collection 2

Current UK Status: passed 18 uncut

Uncut 2009 Revelation R2 DVD is available at UK Amazon

Mother's Day

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Mother's Day is a1980 US comedy horror by Charles Kaufman.
With Tiana Pierce, Nancy Hendrickson and Deborah Luce.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1980 cinema release. Uncut in the US.

Shown on The Horror Channel in 2005

Summary Review: Camp Horror Classic

When you go into the woods today, you're in for a big surprise. When you go into the woods today you're not going to believe your eyes. But it ain't no teddy bear picnic . Three girls discover that two men are willing to do anything to impress Mother and what impresses Mother is watching her son commit acts of rape and murder. Now these women are prisoners and lowered to pawns in the game of checkers between two dim wits and their Maniac Mommy and the question becomes, can any of them escape, alive?

This is a true 80's horror classic, with a little bit of camp thrown in for fun! I can't say enough about this under seen little gem! For it's time and genre, the gore and killings are just fantastic. I really dig the script as well. I say that in my opinion, the acting is absolutely fantastic (contrary to other reviews).

The three actresses (Nancy Hendrickson, Deborah Luce, Tiana Pierce) that star in this movie seem to have a great chemistry amongst themselves. The brothers Ike (Holden McGuire) and Addley (Michael McCleery) are SUPERB in their roles!! They truly give off the creepiest vibe with such ease that it's hard to tell that they are acting. Lastly, Rose Ross is fantastic in her role as Momma. She can be sweet, demanding, scary, demented, and creepy without batting an eyelash.

I t is a film that really entertains the serious horror fan.

Current UK Status: No release since cinema ban

UK: Presumably will be uncut for:

Netherlands: The Director's Cut was released for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

My X Wife

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Rejected in 1976 Banned in UK
Nazi Love Camp 27

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  • Living Nightmare
  • La Svastica nel Ventre

Nazi Love Camp Sirpa Lane

1977 Italian film by Mario Caiano . IMDb

Sirpa Lane heads a Nazi brothel but she has a secret to hide, she's Jewish

Banned by the BBFC for the UK 1977 cinema release.

Review from IMDb: Better than Salon Kitty

This is a Nazi sexploitation flick and it has not only plenty of nudity but explicit, hardcore pornographic shots as well.

That said, let me point out why this is a far better film than Salon Kitty . The two films are different versions of what is essentially the same story: a young Jewish woman during the Nazis' reign is sexually abused and exploited by the Reich eventually becoming the madame of a brothel that caters to Nazi officers where she spies for either the Nazi higher ups or the Resistance depending on which film you watch.

Nazi Love Camp 27 has budget sets and costumes, bad dubbing, and obligatory sexploitation scenes like whippings, the lesbian warden and several hardcore penetration shots including a gang rape. One would think that this was a thinly-veiled excuse for a porno, and to some extent it is, but it actually has a fairly coherent plot and you truly DO care about the lead character and even others. Yes, the final scene is a bit over the top, but you're still interested in what is happening right up to the end of the film --- not just fast forwarding to the next naked part.

Sirpa Lane's performance is strong and due to whatever quirk of talent or fate, she manages to convey the horror and the poignancy of her character's struggles. This is not to say that this is a great film, again know what you're getting into.

Banned by the BBFC for the UK 1977 cinema release.

Current UK Status: No UK release since

The New York Ripper

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  • Lo Squartatore di New York
  • Psycho Ripper
  • The Ripper

New York Ripper Region NTSC

The New York Ripper is a 1982 Italian horror by Lucio Fulci.
With Jack Hedley, Almanta Suska and Howard Ross. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

A cinema release was rejected by the BBFC in 1984. Lucio Fulci's film was  not only banned but all prints were escorted out of the country.

The video version was submitted by Protected/Vipco and passed 18 in 2002 after 22s cuts .

Similarly cut for the 2007 Argent/Shameless DVD

Similarly cut for the 2011 extended Argent/Shameless DVD & Blu-ray

Summary review:  Darkest and goriest

The New York Ripper was a great Italian horror film from Lucio Fulci, the film was filled with plenty of gruesome death scenes and lots of sleaze, sex and nudity in fact its probably one of the sleaziest Italian horror flicks ever seen.

When an old man finds a prostitute's severed hand under the Brooklyn Bridge the police decide to do a little investigating. It seems that the victim was heard speaking to a strange duck-voiced man. As the murders add up the police detective who's investigating the case recruits a psychology professor to help find out who this Donald Duck voiced maniac could be

This is a typical Fulci flick which means that the plot gets thinner during the course of the film and the bad acting which was adequate especially for this type of film could have been better but that's not important, if your a hardcore Fulci or exploitation fan then you'll obviously love this as the death scenes were quite brutal and very nasty.

One of Fulci's best.

Current UK Status: Passed 18 after cuts of 22-34s

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Oh Calcutta!

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Oh Calcutta! DVD

1972 US musical by Jacqes Levy (Revelation Films) The 1972 cinema release was banned

The 1978 cinema release was passed uncut

The 2008 Revelation DVD was passed 18 uncut.

Current UK Status: Passed 18 uncut

The uncut region 2 DVD is available at UK Amazon
The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon

Onibaba

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  • Devil Woman

ONIBABA Masters Cinema Blu ray Kaneto

 

Onibaba is a 1964 Japan horror by Kaneto Shindo
With Nobuko Otowa, Jitsuko Yoshimura and Kei Sato YouTube icon IMDb

UK: Banned by the BBFC for:

  • UK 1965 cinema release
UK: Passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for:
  • UK 1968 cinema release

UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

  • UK 1994 Tartan VHS

Summary Review: Mask

After being forcefully inducted as a soldier into war in 14th century Japan, his wife and mother remain living in a swamp. They eke out their living by ambushing worn-out warriors, killing them and selling their belongings to a greedy merchant. The woman comes to mistrust her daughter-in-law who has coupled up with a deserter, and begins to wear a facial mask she has taken from a slain samurai. Soon the mask will not come off again. In this disguise she is at first taken for a demon by her daughter.

The ensuing drama is a tale of their sexual tension in the high summer heat, which is exemplified by the swaying of the reeds/grass, the faster the reeds blow in the wind the higher the sexual tension.

Shindo also uses Black and White to stunning effect at a time when it was probably easier to film in colour. This is a Cinematic Masterpiece!

Current UK Status: Passed 15 uncut

UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

  • UK 2013 Eureka/Masters of Cinema RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • UK 2005 Eureka/Masters of Cinema R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • UK 1994 Tartan VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

The Opening of Misty Beethoven

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The Opening of Misty Beethoven is a 1976 USA adult comedy romance by Radley Metzger.
With Constance Money, Jamie Gillis and Jacqueline Beudant. YouTube icon IMDb

Summary Review: A Jewel

Porn meets Pygmalion. Misty, the hooker, meets the sexologist who thinks he can transform her from the nadir of passion into someone who inspires passion. While Misty is trained for her big test, seducing a homosexual artist, the relationship between the doctor and Misty remains unsettled.

Radley Metzger has created an unbelievable amalgamation of great script, fantastic actors, and the best production value I've ever seen. Other films may have spent more on cheesy helicopter shots or period costumes, but you will never find a porn movie as good as this. The opening of Misty Beethoven holds up not only under the porn standard, but under any film standards.

The sex is not of the grind house variety that you find in most XXX films but it is highly erotic, entertaining and with Ms. Money, surprisingly romantic. This is a jewel of an erotic film.

The BBFC rejected the 1977 cinema release.

The BBFC cut 1:55s from the softcore 1983 cinema release

The hardcore version was passed R18 uncut for the 2005 Arrow DVD. Released on the JoyBear label

Current UK Status: Passed R18 uncut

US: The Director's Cut/Extended Version is MPAA Unrated for:

The Other Side of Madness

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Rejected in 1983

This was on Palace Video pre-VRA. It's a reconstruction
of the Manson "family" murders 'in realistic detail', to quote the sleeve. It's not very violent at all and could easily be cut today. It was rejected for largely political reasons within the BBFC. It's actually a rather good film.

Banned in UK
Pamela

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  • The Private Afternoons of Pamela Mann
  • The Afternoons of Pamela Mann
  • The True Story of Pamela Mann

private afternoons of pamela mann

1974 US adult film by Radley Metzger (Henry Paris) with Barbara Bourbon and Sonny Landham. IMDb

The BBFC rejected the 1976 cinema release.

The BBFC cut the Hardcore Version by 8:59s for the 2005 Arrow/JoyBear DVD

Summary Review: Yeah for Radley Metzger!

A classic from the Golden Age of Porn.

When adult films of the 70's made their way back into the mainstream of popular culture, Radley Metzger most definitely holds his regard as the finest adult filmmaker ever. My first encounter with Metzger's work was The Opening of Misty Beethoven which, as a boy looking through a friend's parents videos, was far more than I'd expected. Years later, I was happy to view The Private Afternoons of Pamela Mann , which, aside from the pornographic content, I found totally engrossing. I admit being completely shocked by the surprise ending!

Maybe it's the recent admiration of independent film that has made the acting in Radley's movies seem so much better, but his camera work is unsurpassed in his field. Beautifully shot, well acted smut, which borders on proving itself as erotica! Yeah for Radley Metzger!

Current UK Status: Passed R18 after 8:59s of cuts

The US release is uncut and hardcore for:

Panic in Needle Park

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Panic Needle Park Special DVD

See trailer from youtube.com

Uncut version is available at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon

 

1971 US crime drama by Jerry Schatzberg with Al Pacino and Kitty Winn. IMDb

See trailer from youtube.com

Summary Review: Moderately Worthwhile

The film focuses on the ups and downs of two doomed souls, Bobby and Helen, who wasted their lives in a downward spiral into hell without any realistic thought for tomorrow.

Panic has a bittersweet taste of an independent film: improvisational, free-form and razor-sharp realistic. There is no music throughout the film, only dialogues and real life sounds. It tastes like a stale cigarette. Depressive mood and sordidness of Manhattan's Upper West Side are reflected perfectly. Intense and disturbing depiction of heroine shots are almost documentary nature. 

The performances of Al Pacino and Kitty Winn are top notch. The role earned Winn the Best Actress Award at the 1971 Cannes Film Festival.

The only downside is that it drags along at snails pace. It's moderately worthwhile and falls short of being a classic.

Banned by the BBFC for:
  • UK 1971 cinema release
Passed X (18) uncut for:
  • UK 1974 cinema release
Passed 18 after 57s of BBFC cuts for:
  • UK 1987 Film & Video VHS

Passed 18 uncut with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

UK Status: Passed 18 uncut

The Porn Brokers

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pornbrokers

1973 UK semi-autobiographical documentary by John Lindsay

From article [pdf] :

A semi-autobiographical documentary by the hard-core film-maker John Lindsay about the fledgling porn industry. Consisting mostly of vox pops, the film is partly a defence of porn (it ends with the voiceover declaring, In the final event Seventies British Cinema porn is rather like television. If you don't like it you can simply turn off ') and partly, and more curiously, an indictment of its own audience as sad punters who embody typical male weakness -- 'Men are such suckers when they look at pretty birdies, Lindsay remarks, adding, Men are nuts, they like to see this crap
Banned by the BBFC for:
  • UK 1973 cinema release

Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:

  • UK 1977 cinema release

Current UK Status: Passed X after BBFC cuts

Pretty Baby

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Pretty Baby DVD cover

 

Uncut version is available at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
1978 US drama by Louis Malle. IMDb

Although passed X after BBFC cuts for 1978 cinema release, this release was banned locally by Cardiff Council.

Summary Review: A Difficult Story

A pre-teen girl grows up in a house of prostitution in the Storyville section of New Orleans in 1917.

A beautifully filmed movie which tells a difficult story with a subtlety and power.

The movie is quite revealing about the business of prostitution during that time, but it is never exploitative and gives one the sense of how it really was, and what might happen to children born into prostitution.

Malle's dispassionate take on all of this outraged viewers a quarter-century ago, but it all seems rather tame today.

Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • UK 1979 cinema release

This release was banned locally by Cardiff Council.

The 1981 pre-cert VHS was released uncut. It was noted as significant that it was never prosecuted under the 1978 Protection of Children Act.

The pre-cert video was eventually passed 18 uncut with previous cinema cuts waived for:

  • 1987 CIC VHS

Later passed 18 uncut for:

Current UK Status: Passed 18 uncut

Psycho Girls

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1986 Canadian film by Gerard Ciccoritti, rejected in 1986

Horror parody about a novelist whose dinner party is continually interrupted by psychotic women.

Banned in UK
Punishment

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Rejected in 1975 Banned in UK
Pussy Talk

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  • Le sexe qui parle
  • Talk
  • The Sex Who Talks

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Pussy Talk is a 1975 France adult comedy fantasy by Claude Mulot (as Frédéric Lansac).
Starring Pénélope Lamour, Béatrice Harnois and Sylvia Bourdon. BBFC link IMDb

The softcore version was banned by the BBFC for 1976 cinema release but given a GLC London certificate.

Later the softcore version was further cut for 2000 DVD.

Summary Review: Good piece of cinema

Le Sexe Qui Parle is in that rare class of rather famous films which actually happen to be really good pieces of cinema. Penelope Lamour stars as a woman who discovers that her vagina has developed both a life and voice of its own. This soon becomes a problem for not only her, but her philanthropist husband as well...As the vagina becomes more and more vocal (no pun intended), it ends up causing more and more trouble.

Narratively speaking, Le Sexe Qui Parle is flawed with a fair amount of noticeable continuity errors, and the rushed ending does leave a bit to be desired in terms of resolution of the plot.

On the other hand, technically speaking, Le Sexe...has the look of any classy French production, hardcore or otherwise, from the period. The cinematography and general look of the film are both first rate, and the original musical score is quite an incredible mix of easy listening pieces and classy jazz/disco sounding tunes.

Current UK Status: The softcore version was passed 18 after further BBFC cuts
Quiet Days in Clich

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  • Stille dage i Clichy
  • Not So Quiet Days

Quiet Days Clichy Paul Valjean

Quiet Days in Clichy is a 1970 Denmark comedy drama by Jens Jørgen Thorsen.
With Paul Valjean, Wayne Rodda and Ulla Koppel. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1970 cinema release.

Summary Review: A portrait of human depravity

Quiet Days in Clichy is an enjoyable and entertaining expose of the irreverent antics of two friends living a Bohemian existence in the Paris suburb of Clichy during the sexual revolution of the sixties.

The film is based upon the novel of the same title by American author Henry Miller whose publications were the frequent cause of controversy in the US throughout the author's life.

The film has been the subject of discussion and controversy since it was first released in 1970 and the FBI seized the only English-language copies as they came into the US through customs in San Francisco - consequently the film didn't make it to US theatres. The film has even been described by the Catholic Bishops Board of Review as a portrait of human depravity.

Nonetheless, it is unlikely to shock an audience of today - the film is neither vulgar nor depraved - it couldn't really be described as pornographic; instead it could be better summarised as intellectual erotica.

It is gentle and humorous. Like life, it lacks a traditional storyline and is, instead, a collection of experiences - some good, some bad, some funny, some not.

Current UK Status: Passed 18 uncut.

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Red Nights of the Gestap

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  • Le Lunghe notti della Gestapo
  • The Red Nights of the Gestapo

Red Nights Gestapo Ezio Miani

The Red Nights of the Gestapo is a 1977 Italy action war thriller by Fabio De Agostini.
Starring Ezio Miani, Fred Williams and Francesca Righini. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Banned by the BBFC for 1979 cinema release but after 12 minutes were censored it was given an X rated cinema release in 1981. An uncut bootleg was released in the UK in 2010. Uncut in the US.

Summary Notes

An illustrious group of German industrialists plot to overthrow Hitler by negotiating a peace treaty with England. Disgraced, but dedicated Nazi officer Colonel Werner von Uhland is assigned by his superiors to ferret out these deceitful dissidents and stop them before it's too late. von Uhland recruits a bunch of beautiful women to seduce these traitors and undermine their conspiracy.

A film based upon the same Nazi brothel bugging theme as Salon Kitty. Perhaps not as outrageous as one may expect from the packaging. However there are some attractive actresses getting into the fun. The director seems to have done a good job with the talent available.

The BBFC rejected the cinema release of 1979

The BBFC relented on their cinema ban in 1981 but only after having inflicted 12 minutes of cuts

An uncut version was released for the 2010 UK Excalibur DVD. No sign of this version in the BBFC data base though, so presumably a bootleg.

Current UK Status: Passed 18 for the cinema after ~12:00s cuts

An uncut version was released for:

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Requiem for a Vampire

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  • Vierges et vampires
  • Caged Vampires
  • Caged Virgins
  • The Crazed Vampire
  • Crazed Virgins
  • Dungeon of Terror
  • Requiem pour un vampire
  • Sex Vampires
  • Virgins and Vampires
  • Virgins and the Vampires

Requiem Vampire Remastered Marie Pierre Castel

 

Uncut at:
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Requiem for a Vampire is a 1971 French horror film by Jean Rollin.
With Marie-Pierre Castel, Mireille Dargent and Philippe Gasté. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

The cinema release of 1972 was banned by the BBFC

Video cut by 6:55s when submitted in 1993 by Redemption Films

Summary Review: Highly recommended

No one would be expecting a meaningful social commentary from a film with this title, but please bear in mind when watching that this a Jean Rollin film, so don't expect a meaningful story either. This is mad, it has kinky lesbians and they're vampires. Happy days!

It's quite light hearted for a Rollin flick and is at the fast end of his snail like pacing, but that isn't saying much on either count. It's no Daughters of Darkness either, so don't try to make sense of it, you'll end up as bonkers as Rollin.

Instead laugh at crap vampires and revel in the kink fest in the dungeon. It's bloody great and is a bona fide Eurotrash classic. Highly recommended.

Current UK Status: Passed 18 after cuts of 6:55s

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodo

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  • Salo ou les 120 journees de Sodome

Salo Blu ray Pier Paolo Pasolini

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1975 Italian/French drama by Pier Paolo Pasolini.
With Paolo Bonacelli and Giorgio Cataldi. IMDb

Rejected for a cinema certificate in 1976

From Salò and censorship: a history

It was refused a certificate on the legal grounds of gross indecency. Gross indecency was defined in British law as anything which an ordinary decent man or woman would find to be shocking, disgusting and revolting , or, which offended against recognised standards of propriety.

Unlike the Obscene Publications Act - which at that stage did not apply to films - gross indecency allowed for no defence of artistic or cultural merit to be mounted on the film's behalf. Furthermore, there was no requirement to consider the film - or the film's purpose - as a whole. If any part of the film was indecent then the whole film was illegal.

After the 1976 (public) cinema ban but a DPP approved version was personally edited by James Ferman for exhibition in (private) cinema clubs.

An uncut version was however screened in 1995 at the NFT. It was also briefly shown uncut in a Soho cinema club in 1977 but that resulted in a police raid.

Summary Review: Not for the Faint-Hearted

There are few movies out there, if any, that can generate as much ire and disgust as Pasolini's Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma .

Not for the Faint-Hearted? You'd better believe it. And thus, it's hard to really "recommend" this film to anyone, as you wouldn't really "recommend" divorce - But it's a life experience you can gain valuable knowledge from.

The film takes it's inspiration / Modus Operandi from the Marquis De Sade's notorious novel The 120 Days of Sodom , which, if you have read it, you will know perfectly well what you can expect from the film. Transporting the setting to Mussolini-Era Fascist Italy, four Aristocratic Libertines subject their young subjects to Sexual Manipulation and Torture, both physical and psychological.

Current UK Status: Passed 18 uncut

Passed 18 uncut for:

  • UK 2011 BFI R2/RB DVD/Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • UK 2000 BFI R2 DVD
  • UK 2000 cinema release
Sardonicus

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Mr Sardonicus Ronald Lewis

Sardonicus is a 1961 USA horror mystery drama by William Castle.
With Ronald Lewis, Audrey Dalton and Guy Rolfe. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

UK: Banned by the BBFC for:

  • UK 1961 cinema release titled Sardonicus
UK: A pre-cut version was passed X for:
  • 1961 cinema release titled Sardonicus

UK: Passed 12 uncut for:

  • 1996 Encore VHS Mr. Sardonicus

Summary Notes

A search for a winning lottery ticket in his dead father's grave causes Sardonicus' face to freeze in a horrible grimace, until he forces a doctor to treat his affliction--with even more grotesque results! The audience gets an opportunity to vote--via the "Punishment Poll"--for the penalty Sardonicus must pay for his deeds...

 

Current UK Status: Passed 12 uncut

Spain: Uncut for:

UK: Passed 12 uncut for:

  • 1996 Encore VHS Mr. Sardonicus
US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
Savage Streets

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Savage Streets is a 1984 US crime action film by Danny Steinmann.
With Linda Blair, John Vernon and Robert Dryer. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Linda Blair armed with a crossbow (a forbidden weapon at the BBFC) avenges a deaf friend who was gang-raped. The leader of the rapists gets shot with the crossbow and then set ablaze.

Rejected for a cinema release in 1984

Rejected for a video release in 1986

An abridged version was passed 18 after further BBFC cuts for:

  • UK 1991 Channel 5 VHS
  • UK 1987 Lazer VHS

Passed 18 after previous BBFC cuts waived for

  • UK 2011 Arrow R2 DVD

Summary Review: Gratuitous Nudity

This sleazy tale of high school revenge with Linda Blair is a must for bad film fans everywhere.

This sympathetic tale tells the story of Brenda (Blair), a tough high school gal who spends her nights drinking peach brandy on the streets of LA with her equally tough friends. One night, they make the mistake of puttering with a gang called the Scars, and before you know it, the Scars have raped and beaten Brenda's deaf, mute sister. Once Brenda learns the truth of what transpired, she vows revenge on those responsible.

This is the pre-eminent 80's high school movie - terrible music, awful acting, questionable violence and gratuitous nudity.
Current UK Status: Passed 18 uncut

UK: Passed 18 after previous BBFC cuts waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

Schoolgirls for Sale

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Rejected in 1976 Banned in UK
Score

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Score Uncut Uncensored Claire Wilbur

Score is a 1974 US/Yugoslavia erotic drama by Radley Metzger .
With Claire Wilbur, Calvin Culver and Lynn Lowry. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

  The BBFC banned the 1974 cinema release.

The Cut US Softcore Version was passed 18 for strong sex and nudity with 6:53s of pre-cuts for the 2013 Arrow home video release. An uncut R18 was available

Summary Review: Period Piece

Liberated '70s couple seduce another couple into experimentation with bisexuality and group-sex.

The film calls for sexual liberation and it a fun look at sex and dialog of the stoned 70's. In the UNCUT version of Score Gerald Grant and Cal Culver (Casey Donovan of gay porn fame) engage in explicit, X-rated sexual activity.

The bi-sexual theme may not sit well with a lot of folks and perhaps that is what makes the film so special and is is part of the enduring charm. People have trouble with non-traditional sex (particularly for men).

Artfully photographed by Metzger himself and veteran cinematographer Franjo Vodopivec on location in Yugoslavia, has clever dialogue which removes outmoded notions of sexual parameters from the start.

This movie was WAY ahead of its time with some great erotic scenes, plenty of nudity and drug references. The lead actress (Claire Wilbur) is marvelous in her role as Elvira, the swinging married seductress. Lynn Lowry is quite convincing in her role as an innocent newlywed catholic school girl turned wild sexpot!

All in all, this movie is great fun to watch. It is an extremely enjoyable and often shocking piece of erotic cinema.

Current UK Status: The cut US Softcore Version was passed 18 with 6:53s of pre-cuts.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Screwples

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1980 US Hardcore film by Claire Dia, rejected in 1982

Probably offended due to its S&M scene with Jamie Gillis & Serena which features anal & vulva whipping.

Banned in UK
Secrets of a Nymphomaniac

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Film rejected in 1980 Banned in UK
Secrets of Death Room

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  • Love Me Deadly
  • Secrets of the Death Room

Marias B Movie Mayhem Deadly Curious

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1973 US horror by Jacques Lacerte. IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for UK 1973 cinema release titled Secrets of Death Room

Summary Review: Will You Love Me When I'm Dead

A grueling film about a lovely young housewife coming to terms with her compulsive necrophilia. Through frequent visits to the local mortuary, she finds a clandestine society of like-minded individuals.

The movie plays its subject matter pretty straight and delivers a decent enough and unusual B movie.

Banned by the BBFC for UK 1973 cinema release titled Secrets of Death Room

Current UK Status: Not released since ban

The US release is uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

Sex in a Woman's Love Camp

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Film rejected in 1978 Banned in UK
Sex Orgy

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Short film rejected in 1975 Banned in UK
Sexual Freedom in Denmark

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1970 US Sex education documentary by John Lamb

The cinema release was banned by the BBFC in 1972

See review from IMDb : Insightful

This movie is about the morality, education, and responsibilities pertaining to sexual freedom. Not only that, it has the most amazing child birth sequence that could and should be used as a training tool and viewed by anyone that is interested in the miracle of child birth.

This very insightful movie should be shown in school sex education programs internationally along with material already being presented in that forum, and is and all around must see for anyone deemed mature enough. It is a great introduction to various pertinent aspects in the sexual arena. It's delightful!

Banned in UK

The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon

 

Sexually Yours

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Rejected in 1975 Banned in UK
She Tries Every Man

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Rejected in 1976 Banned in UK
Shock Corridor

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Shock Corridor is a 1963 USA mystery drama by Samuel Fuller.
Starring Peter Breck, Constance Towers and Gene Evans. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1963 and 1966 cinema release.

Passed X by the GLC for London screenings in 1969

Passed 15 uncut for VHS and DVD.

From BBFC Case Study :

In his autobiography What the Censor Saw , former BBFC Secretary John Trevelyan stated that If mental illness is treated seriously, it can be entirely acceptable as material for a film, but if treated sensationally I would find it totally unacceptable.

On 2 October 1963, writer-director-producer Samuel Fuller's black and white crime thriller Shock Corridor was submitted to the BBFC for classification, and presented some familiar problems.

The BBFC Examiners notes described the film as a sensationalised picture of life in an American asylum , and one examiner noted that Shock Corridor shocked us . Their concerns included Cathy's profession and appearance as a stripper (although the latter aspect is described as being rather tame'); the incest references; the murder motive; a scene where Barrett encounters a ward full of 'nymphomaniacs ; a scene of electro-shock treatment; a nightmare sequence and a fight scene. Their report concluded We are satisfied that cutting would be impracticable and that a certificate should be refused.

The film was then referred to the BBFC's Secretary, John Trevelyan. He viewed the film with two Examiners and the BBFC's President, and they agreed that this film should not be passed . As well as the issues previously noted, they believed that the film presents a mental hospital in a light that would be considered objectionable in this country and that the film could not be cut to make it acceptable.

Trevelyan also had concerns about Cathy's strip-tease, the suggestion that a sane person could fake insanity to get committed to a mental hospital, the suggestion that committal to a mental hospital could turn a sane person insane and its potentially harmful effect on mentally disturbed viewers .

Trevelyan sent a rejection letter to the film's UK distributor, stating that The film portrays a picture of mental hospital life which is far removed from that in mental hospitals in this country, and which could well cause grave concern to people who have friends and relatives with mental illness.

Summary Notes

Johnny Barrett, an ambitious journalist, is determined to win a Pulitzer Prize by solving a murder committed in a lunatic asylum and witnessed only by three inmates, from whom the police have been unable to extract the information. With the connivance of a psychiatrist, and the reluctant help of his girlfriend, he succeeds in having himself declared insane and sent to the asylum. There he slowly tracks down and interviews the witnesses - but things are stranger than they seem ...

Current UK Status: Passed 15 uncut

UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

 

Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2

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Silent Night Deadly Eric Freeman

Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 is a 1987 USA comedy drama horror thriller by Lee Harry.
With Eric Freeman, James Newman and Elizabeth Kaitan. YouTube icon IMDb

UK: Banned by the BBFC for:

  • UK 1987 cinema release

Summary Review: Dumbed Down

Ricky, the brother of the killer in the first film, talks to a psychitrist about how he became a brutal killer after his brother died, leading back to Mother Superior.

The murders are dumbed down a bit compared with the first part.

The acting, sets, cinematography, and even the special effects are mostly amateurish, and even laughable.

Current UK Status: Not released since ban

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • US 2012 Starz/Anchor Bay [Silent Night 1+2] R1 DVD at US Amazon

 

The Story of O

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Story O DVD Corinne Clery

1975 French erotic film by Just Jaeckin. IMDb

The BBFC banned the 1975 cinema.

The UK/US version of this film; is in many ways somewhat ludicrous for its cut, which does not compare to the original French version, which does indeed have English subtitles.

And let me say this now, get that version, not this one.

Review from UK Amazon : Badly Shortened

As the UK/US edit stands; it leaves many gaping holes in its poor dialogue dubbing, missing the sense of Réage's story, and at times makes very little sense indeed. The French version easily scores 5 stars for me on the basis it makes sense; and it is not cut.

However the film itself is Just Jaeckin's rendition of the seminal erotic novel, delving into a somewhat fantastical world of BDSM, it was after all written as a fantasy, not necessarily a depiction of real life. It is sensitive to the original novel, and excellently filmed, whereby it manages not to become gratuitous in its depiction of the scene .

It is most certainly worth viewing the French original, for its insight into the world of BDSM, although as with the book it is fantasy, but that clearly shows its faithfulness to the book, and is most certainly worth watching, and a valued addition to my DVD collection. Plus as a bonus you do get the original book with this edition, but then that is readily available on its own.

The BBFC banned the 1975 cinema.

Short dubbed English version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for the 2000 cinema release and Arrow R2 DVD.

Current UK status: Passed 18 without cuts

Story of O Part 2

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  • Histoire d'O: Chapitre 2
  • Histoire d'O: Numero 2
  • Historia de O, II parte
1984 French video by Eric Rochat, rejected in 1984, also rejected on video

Much softer and more light hearted than the original but was still rejected.

Banned in UK

Shown widely across Europe on broadcast TV (eg M6)

The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh

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Uncut version is available at:
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R0 DVD at US Amazon
1971 Italy/Spain giallo by Sergio Martino. IMDb

See trailer from youtube.com

Review from US Amazon : Well-Crafted

A solid, well-crafted giallo that delivers the goods without achieving classic status.

The characters are interesting without being in any way sympathetic. The men are manipulative predators and the women play dangerous games. In the last act, the sado-masochistic undercurrents make way for a series of plot twists. While these are not too predictable, the final solution is unremarkable.

Sergio Martino stages some impressive set-piece.

Banned by the BBFC for UK 1971 cinema release.

Passed 18 uncut for:

Current UK Status: Passed 18 uncut.

Passed 18 uncut for:

The US release is uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

Stranger from Canton

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Stranger from Canton is a 1973 Hong Kong action film by Yeo Ban-Yee.
With Hao-ran Chen, Yuan Chen and Yi Feng. YouTube icon IMDb

UK: Banned by the BBFC for:

  • UK 1976 cinema release
UK: A shortened version was passed X (18) after further extensive BBFC cuts for:
  • UK 1976 cinema release
UK: Passed 18 after 35s of BBFC cuts for:
  • UK 1987 VPD VHS

Summary Review: Downright visceral

The film features a solid cast of Hong Kong film luminaries and fight after brutal, bone-crushing fight.

Jason Pai Piao plays a dapper hero who catches knives in his teeth and takes bites out of them. The imposing Thompson Kao Kang plays the lead villain, a dangerous fighter who wields his queue--or pigtail--as a weapon.

The fights in this movie are downright visceral. If you enjoy the dark, violent martial arts films of this period, Stranger from Canton will be right up your alley.

Current UK Status: Passed 18 after 35s of BBFC cuts

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Sweet Movie

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Sweet Movie is a 1974 Canada/France/West Germany comedy drama by Dusan Makavejev.
With Carole Laure, Pierre Clémenti and Anna Prucnal. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

The intercut story of two women: a nearly-mute beauty queen who descends into withdrawal and madness

See  article from  sbbfc.co.uk :

The film was viewed in 1975 by the Board's Secretary, Stephen Murphy, and the President, Lord Harlech. They agreed there was no prospect of classification and, in a letter to the distributor, Murphy noted: I regret that we are unable to offer certification for this film: nor can we see how it can be cut to make it acceptable to us. We accept that it is a film of some seriousness of purpose: though also of some obscurity. Nevertheless, in many respect, it goes beyond the standards of taste which the Board is currently prepared to accept .

In 1978, Connoisseur Films approached the BBFC, having being offered the rights to the film. They enquired about whether there was any prospect of the film being classified. There is no record in the Board's files of what James Ferman told the company, although there is a note that he spoke to them about it on 10 January 1978. Given that the film was never formally submitted, we can only assume that he discouraged the company.

The film was formally submitted by a new distributor, Lazer Films, in 1980. Examiners suggested that cuts should be made to remove any potentially indecent images from the Anna Planeta scene (which had not been an issue in 1975), to remove the whole sequence in which three men crap in competition and then show it to crowd , and to remove some of the more extreme open-leg shots towards the end of the film, in which Carol Laure wallows in liquid chocolate. [Laure herself had earlier fought a legal battle to have these shots suppressed]. It was conceded by examiners that certain other scenes, most notably the scene in which Miss Canada's husband urinates directly onto her, were very strong. However, it was felt that these scenes could not be cut without ruining the meaning of the film. However, in spite of negotiations between the BBFC and the distributor, the film was simply withdrawn from the classification process, possibly because of the difficulty of making cuts, in particular to the Anna Planeta sequence.

Summary Review : Dark recesses

There are some films that are designed to shock, some designed to titillate, some that delight in disgusting the view. For Makavejev, shock, disgust and titillation are never the purpose, but a means to a form of psycho-liberation. Makavejev in Sweet Movie hurtles us head first into the confronting theses of Post-Freudian Wilhelm Reich. We are forced to confront our relationship to our primal beings. He literally smears our consciousness with faeces, vomit and carnality.

We cannot watch orgiastic scenes of regressive acts, a sensual striptease played out inches from the faces of young boys, Carol Laure masturbating in a pool of molten chocolate without a visceral reaction. We are forced to confront our own repressed desires and shine a light in the dark recesses of our own psyche.

See also insightful  review from film.thedigitalfix.com

Current UK Status: Still banned

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Teenage Playmates

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R1 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
 
1974 West Germany erotic mock documentary by Ernst Hofbauer.
With Alfred Acktun, Puppa Armbruster and Hans Bergmann. IMDb

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Banned by the BBFC for:

  • UK 1977 cinema release

Summary Review: Retro-romp

A bunch of lovely teenage schoolgirls work at a secret brothel where they have sex with high paying older men. After the girls all get arrested for prostitution, several of them discuss how they wound up working at said brothel

It's done in a cinema-verite style regarding the declining morals, the conflict of promiscuity versus morality, parental guilt, and the pervading sense of anti-authoritarianism prevalent at that time.

As a light-hearted, soft-core retro-romp from that era it's a damned good time for those who can appreciate such things

Current UK Status: Banned

US : Uncut and MPAA X rated for:

The Telephone Book

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The Telephone Book is a 1971 USA comedy by Nelson Lyon.
With Margaret Brewster, Roger C. Carmel, David Dozer. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

UK: Banned by the BBFC for:

  • UK 1971 cinema release

Summary Review: Underground

The story of a day in the life of a lonely, sensitive, exuberant, attractive, young woman. Her exploits, encounters, and frustrations as she attempts to find a special someone, a caller who has class , as she puts it.

Funny, near brilliant, underground movie about the sexual perversions of everyday people. A terrific example of grass roots filmmaking were the creativity and ingenuity of the director.

Current UK Status: Not released since the ban

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

 

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a 1974 US horror film by Tobe Hooper.
With Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal and Allen Danziger. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

In the US the film was initially rated X, but attained an R rating after cuts. This was the last X certificate granted by the MPAA prior to the introduction of NC-17. The R rated version has been used for all releases worldwide. In the UK, the 1975 cinema release was famously banned by the BBFC. Some local councils overrode the BBFC ban and passed it X with a local certificate. The ban continued well into the home video era until unbanned (and released uncut) in 1999.

Famously banned by the BBFC for 1975 cinema release. See article from sbbfc.co.uk :

Tobe Hooper's seminal horror film was first seen informally by the BBFC's Secretary, Stephen Murphy, on 27 February 1975. Murphy regarded it as a good, well-made film but felt strongly that the level of terrorisation, particularly towards the end of the film, and the film's focus on abnormal psychology was unsuitable for a BBFC X certificate to be issued. The distributor reacted to this advice by making some minor reductions in the final scenes of terrorisation, formally submitting a slightly truncated version on 12 March 1975.

A pre-cut version was passed X by the GLC for a London 1975 cinema release

The film was shown in some others towns with a local authority certificate overruling the BBFC ban but the BBFC ban was enforced in others

The Pre-cert VHS was released uncut on the Wizard label in 1981

At around this time, the BBFC was once again asked to consider cuts for a legitimate video release but failed to see how an acceptable version could be produced. The film therefore fell into limbo and was removed from the shelves following the introduction of the Video Recordings Act.

Passed 18 uncut by Camden Council in London for a Camden 1998 cinema release.

It was given a late night screening at the 1998 London Film Festival and then ran successfully in Camden at the beginning of 1999.

The BBFC ban had persisted until 1999. An official BBFC comment from their website just before the granting of the cinema certificate in 1999 read:

Most questions about THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (and sequels) assume that the problem is one of violence or horror. In fact the reason that the film was refused certification was the result of the perceived degree of terrorisation of women and threat to defenceless women. The Board has for many years operated a very strict policy with regard to sexual violence, based on the incidence of this sort of behaviour in real life and the fact that a great deal of research does indicate that this is the one area where media representations do seem to have quite direct effects on attitudes and behaviour. The film was rejected by the Board on film and is most unlikely to be classified on video, where the law demands a stricter test, under amendments to the Video Recording Act 1984 contained in the Criminal Justice & Public Order Act 1994.

The BBFC finally relented on their ban in 1999 when they passed the cinema release and subsequent video/DVD versions 18 uncut with the following comment:

The notoriety of the film may owe a lot to its original rejection by the BBFC in 1975. It was passed for viewing in Europe, the USA, Australia and other countries. It received a GLC licence in the 1970s and was most recently shown in central London in 1998 under a licence from Camden Council. There is, so far as the Board is aware, no evidence that harm has ever arisen as a consequence of viewing the film. For modern young adults, accustomed to the macabre shocks of horror films through the 1980s and 1990s, THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE is unlikely to be  particularly challenging. Unlike more recent examples of the genre, violence in THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE is throughout implied rather than explicit. By today's standards, its visual effects may seem relatively unconvincing.

Possibly the most notorious feature is the relentless pursuit of the 'Final Girl' throughout the last half hour or so of the film. The heroine in peril is a staple of the cinema since the earliest days. It is nonetheless legitimate to question the unusual emphasis THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE places on the pursuit of a defenceless and screaming female  over such an extended period. The Board's conclusion, after careful consideration, was that any possible harm that might arise in terms of the effect upon a modern audience would be more than sufficiently countered by the unrealistic, even absurd, nature of the action itself. It is worth emphasising that there is no explicit sexual element in the film, and relatively little visible violence.

Summary Review: Classic of its generation

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is undoubtedly one of the scariest films ever made and its raw power remains undiminished to this very day. Tobe Hooper somehow created a genuine fright machine which changed the face of the horror genre completely.

The story revolves around a group of teenagers being chased, terrified and murdered when they stumble upon a canabilistic family in the countryside. The main character, Leatherface, who's remorseless killings were loosely based on real life 1950's Texan murderer Ed Gein.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a classic of its generation and deserves to be part of any respectable film collection. Just don't watch it alone.

Current UK Status: Passed 18 uncut

The R rated version was passed 18 without cuts after the BBFC finally relented on their ban for:

  • UK 2009 Second Sight RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • UK 2008 Second Sight R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • UK 2002 Universal R2 DVD
  • UK 1999 Blue Dolphin video
  • UK 1999 Warner video
  • UK 1999 cinema release

US:  Cut and MPAA R Rated for:

Thriller

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See trailer from youtube.com

Uncut version is available at:
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
1974 Sweden thriller by Bo Arne Vibenius. IMDb

Rejected by the BBFC for:

  • UK 1974 cinema release

Summary Review: Bleak

Gorgeous Swedish cult siren Christina Lindberg plays Frigga who cannot speak after a childhood trauma. A rather shady character kidnaps her and after getting her hooked on heroine, he forces her to work as a prostitute, and gouges her eye out when she refuses her first client. Frigga saves her money and pays for lessons in martial arts, before taking her revenge on those cruel customers and her pimp.

As the title suggests this is one viciously bleak film. From the barren wind swept Swedish landscape and eerie electric score to the hard core sex scenes and eye gouge scene which was created using a real cadaver, Thriller is a truly potent cult shocker.

Lindberg is a truly striking and unforgettable cult figure, carrying a shotgun and dressed all in black she is enigmatic and certainly makes shameless plagiarizer Tarantino's work look pale by comparison.

Rejected by the BBFC for:
  • UK 1974 cinema release
Passed X after heavy cuts for:
  • UK 1976 cinema release

Current UK Status: never submitted on video. Passed X after heavy cuts for cinema

The US release is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Trans-Europ-Express

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Trans-Europ-Express is a 1967 France/Belgium thriller by Alain Robbe-Grillet.
With Jean-Louis Trintignant, Marie-France Pisier and Nadine Verdier. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

UK Censorship History

See article from filmjournal.net :

The film was first screened privately for Trevelyan by the distributor, Connoisseur, to gauge his personal opinion. He indicated that all references to and depictions of sexual sadism would have to be removed: This kind of sexual perversion is a dangerous one and I am sure we would not pass anything that might stimulate a pervert of that kind. When officially submitted to the BBFC the film was rejected, a ruling which this time was backed by the GLC and other councils. [However there is no record of a formal ban in the BBFC database].

The film was eventually granted an X certificate in 1977, having already been granted a certificate by the Bristol authority and screened successfully at the Edinburgh Film Festival.

Passed 13 uncut in 2013.

Summary Review

This stylish, cult 1966 erotic thriller stars French new wave icons Jean-Louis Trintigant. He plays a drug courier smuggling a stash of cocaine from Paris to Antwerp on the Trans-Europ-Express. Matters are complicated by surreal encounters with police, three filmmakers who are also on the train making a film about drug-traffickers and erotic-fantasy sequences featuring Pisier being bound and subjected to Trintignant's will.

One of the most entertaining and involving films I've ever seen, managing to be cerebral and clever as can be while never giving into being impenetrable for the sake of being impenetrable.

Current UK Status: Passed 15 uncut

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence and sexual fetish images for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

The Trip

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The Trip is a 1967 USA drama by Roger Corman.
With Peter Fonda, Susan Strasberg and Bruce Dern. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for:

  • 1988 Rank VHS
  • 1980 cinema release
  • 1971 cinema release
  • 1967 cinema release

James Ferman was quoted as saying In the wrong hands , a tremendous advertisement for LSD .

Later passed 18 uncut for TV in 2002 and DVD in 2004

Summary Review: Far out man!

Paul Groves (Peter Fonda), a television commercial director, is in the midst of a personality crisis. His wife Sally (Susan Strasberg) has left him and he seeks the help of his friend John (Bruce Dern), a self-styled guru who's an advocate of LSD. Paul asks John to be the guide on his first "trip". John takes Paul to a "freak-out" at his friend Max's (Dennis Hopper) pad.

The superb title music by Electric Flag sets the scene for one of the most adventurous of cinematic offerings.

Just why it was banned is unknown and seemingly absurd, of course it portrays drug taking with little emphasis on the dangers surrounding such indulgence, but to argue depiction of such behaviour promotes others to follow suit would suggest that all films with any violence or portrayal of war should also be banned.

Besides the beauty of the film renders all objections irrelevant. It offers stunning visuals and great actors. A real slice of psychedelic culture and despite seeming slightly dated, has it's heart in the right place. Far out man!

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
Tropic of Cancer

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Tropic Cancer DVD Region NTSC

Tropic of Cancer is a 1970 USA biography by Joseph Strick.
With Rip Torn, James T Callahan and David Baur. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1970 cinema release. Later the film was granted a London X certificate but hasn't been released since. Uncut on 2010 DVD is the US.

Thanks to Gary.

After the BBFC ban, the film was given a GLC X certificate. It was shown on Sky in the early 1990s. Its most recent UK showing was in November 2009, as part of the Barbican's directorspective of the work of Joseph Strick.

Trivia point: It's almost certainly the first US major-studio film to feature the word 'cunt' in its dialogue - earlier than the usual film so credited, Carnal Knowledge .

Summary Review:  Fairly Explicit

Henry is an ex-pat in Paris, cadging drinks and meals and places to sleep, giving advice about women to clueless men, flirting with the wives of acquaintances, burning bridges, and making philosophical observations. In vignettes we see his wife Mona come to Paris and leave immediately when she tastes Henry's vagabond life; he tries teaching English at a school in Dijon, takes the son of a wealthy Indian to a bordello, gets a job as a proofreader at the Herald Tribune, and helps out a pal who's in and out of an asylum and deeply in love with a whore. Can Henry make his own discovery of ecstasy?

The movie had difficulty synthesizing Henry Miller's  sense of sacred and profane in harmony. It tried now with a Rip Torn voiceover reading from Miller's work, then with some poetic shots of the beauty of Paris. It never really seemed to succeed.

The movie could never find anything to focus on. It represents a string of vignettes, and they don't seem to lead to any common goal. Many scenes seem to concentrate on the minor characters for much too long, and without apparent purpose. Such picaresque efforts rely on the charm of characterization for impact, and this film has some of that, but not enough. It's structured as if somebody said let's make a film of Tropic of Cancer without actually feeling any passion for why they wanted to do that.

It was certainly interesting to see Rip Torn so young and so good-looking, and to see Ellen Burstyn in such a flagrant display of nudity. Some of the locales are accurately evocative, and Torn is reasonably credible in the lead. It is fairly explicit in the sexual scenes, and extremely explicit in its use of language.

Current UK Status: No UK release since ban

US: Uncut and MPAA NC-17 rated for:

Venus in Furs

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  • Le Malizie di Venere
  • Devil in the Flesh
  • Venere nuda
  • Venus im Pelz
  • Venere in Pelliccia

Devil Flesh Venere Pelliccia Venus

See trailer from youtube.com

Uncut at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
Venus in Furs is a 1969 West Germany/Switzerland/Italy erotic film by Massimo Dallamano.
With Laura Antonelli, Régis Vallée and Loren Ewing. IMDb

The BBFC rejected the 1970 cinema release Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for UK 1971 cinema release

Passed 18 after 2:32s of BBFC cuts for 1993 Redemption VHS Passed 18 after 1:05s of BBFC cuts for   UK 2007 Argent/Shameless R0 DVD

Summary Review: Skilfully Made

Based on the infamous novel by Leopold Sacher-Masoch this fine film follows the perverted passions of a young couple as Severin watches the beautiful Wanda writhing naked amongst furs. His disturbing peeping tomism triggers off a whirlpool of emotions due to a childhood episode which punishes voyeurism with pain.

The movie is worthy for your collection, especially if you like the movies from seventies. The performance of Laura Antonelli and Regis Vallee is not bad. The scenes are played and all film is made as erotic, not pornography.

Current UK Status: Passed 18 after 1:05s cuts

Italy: Uncut for:

Violated Angels

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  • Okasareta A Hakui
1967 Japanese film by Koji Wakamats, rejected in 1976

Rape/revenge saga.

Banned in UK
Virgin Witch

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  • Lesbian Twins

Virgin Witch DVD Ann Michelle

Uncut at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon RA Blu-ray at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
Virgin Witch is a 1972 UK horror by Ray Austin.
With Ann Michelle, Vicki Michelle and Keith Buckley. YouTube icon IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for UK 1971 cinema release.

Passed X (18) by the GLC (Greater London Council) for London 1971 cinema release. Passed X (18) after BBFC cuts for UK 1972 cinema release.

Presumably the cut cinema version was released for UK 1979 Intervision VHS.

Released uncut for UK 1983 Intervision VHS.

Passed 18 uncut by the BBFC for UK 1993 Redemption VHS.

Summary Review: So-So at Best

Christine gets her big chance at modelling when she applies at Sybil Waite's agency. Together with Christine's sister Betty they go to a castle for the weekend for a photo shoot

Yeah, there's this coven of witches, and a couple of cute girls are being lured into it, but that doesn't prevent this film from being only so-so at best. One of the girls becomes the plaything of the head female witch, but any potential eroticism is wasted as they never actually do anything together. Aside from a couple of brief moments when the girls are without their clothes, this film was just plain boring.

Current UK Status: Passed 18 uncut

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

  • UK 2011 Odeon R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • UK 2004 Anchor Bay DVD
  • UK 1993 Redemption VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

Wild Riders

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  • Angels for Kicks

Wild Riders DVD

 

Uncut version is available at:
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
1971 US biker film by Richard Kanterr. See IMD

Two juvenile delinquents break into a luxury house where they rape two women. They settle in the house, sell the valuables and kill a curious neighbour.

See trailer from youtube.com

 

A cinema release was banned by the BBFC in 1971

The AVR Entertainment video was banned by the BBFC in 1987

The DVD was passed in 2003 with 32s of cuts but was never actually released.

Current UK Status: passed 18 after 32s but unreleased

The US release is uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

Women in Cages

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  • Bamboo Doll's House
  • Woman's Penitentiary
  • Women's Penitentiary

Women Cages Collection Cormans Classics

Women in Cages is a 1971 US/Philippines prison film by Gerado de Leon.
With Judith Brown, Roberta Collins and Jennifer Ga. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1972 cinema release and cut for 1986 VHS.

Summary Review: Tropical Prison

Set in a nameless Latin American prison but filmed in the Filipino jungle. The film featured a mixed cast of local Philippines and American exploitation regulars, but it's remembered as the first high-profile role for the later Queen of Blaxploitation, Pam Grier.

Grier plays the sadistic warden, a pot-smoking lesbian with a fully-equipped torture chamber (including a guillotine!). The New Fish , a ditzy blonde ex-stripper called Alabama, has taken the heroin possession rap for her pimp boyfriend. She knows too much, so the pimp blackmails her cellmates to execute her.

A competent and well-shot entry in the tropical prison genre from Filipino director Gerry De Leon, it places the embittered ex-addict and prostitute Grier in the position of slave owner, watching her white charges toiling away in the plantation with obvious ironic glee.

Current UK Status: Passed 18 after 3:19s of BBFC cuts

The US release is uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

  • US 2011 Shout! Factory Women in Cages Collection RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
  • US 2011 Shout! Factory Women in Cages Collection R1 DVD at US Amazon
Woman's Best Friend

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Short film rejected in 1975 Banned in UK