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_____V_____
08-30-2010, 10:31 PM
Someone was in here not too long ago asking for info about films which had been banned in several countries for one reason or another.

Here is a compilation of the more popular yet controversial films of our times -


http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/features/banned-the-most-controversial-films-1768299.html?action=Popup

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/features/banned-the-most-controversial-films--part-ii-1952787.html?action=Popup


Each film is marked with the countries where they were banned.

Elvis_Christ
08-30-2010, 10:41 PM
I've always dug how Kubrick "banned" A Clockwork Orange himself after the moral majority shitstorm it's inital screenings caused.

It was such a mission to see that flick for awhile. Had to track down a NTSC tape to watch it for the first time. DVDs have made things a lot more easy when it comes to banned/"video nasties".

Quite weird what films countries ban at one point or another.

_____V_____
08-31-2010, 10:44 AM
I think Cannibal Holocaust might be the most banned movie ever, in terms of number of countries.

I might be wrong though...

ferretchucker
08-31-2010, 10:53 AM
I've always found the banning of films to be very infuriating. The warnings of the age certificate and such are there for a reason. Unless the film has done something illegal then there's no reason to ban them. They're an art form (unless made by Uwe Boll).

Ferox13
08-31-2010, 11:03 AM
It was so strange when Life of Brian and Meaning of LIfe were banned here when they came out. I think Terry Jones' Personal Services was very briefly banneKen Russell's WHORE too.

nightmare_of _death
08-31-2010, 06:01 PM
good lists I've seen quite a few of the ones listed, but not all, but banning this is also pointless 'cause people are still going to find ways to get a hold of the material, and if its banned people might be even more wanting to get a hold of the material.

Elvis_Christ
08-31-2010, 06:41 PM
I think Cannibal Holocaust might be the most banned movie ever, in terms of number of countries.

I might be wrong though...

I think you're probably dead on. Cannibal Holocaust and Salo would be tied for first I think.

Elvis_Christ
08-31-2010, 06:42 PM
good lists I've seen quite a few of the ones listed, but not all, but banning this is also pointless 'cause people are still going to find ways to get a hold of the material, and if its banned people might be even more wanting to get a hold of the material.

Before people could download movies it did make things fairly difficult. But you're right these days it's pretty pointless.

urdevil
09-01-2010, 11:56 AM
It was an interesting group.

A Clockwork Orange has always will be close to the top of my alltime favs along with M and Chinatown. The combination of the visuals, the language and the music creeped a lot of people when it first came out.

I have seen The Devils the way Ken Russell meant it to be seen. The movie can still make people uncomfortable, but it is a classic to be sure.

The list shows how religion and politics have always tried to censor art for its own benefit. Thanks for the listing.

Elvis_Christ
09-01-2010, 03:53 PM
A Clockwork Orange is amazing on the big screen. I saw it at a festival awhile back ...definitely the way to see it.

I still haven't seen The Devils something I need to rectify.

Yeh any art that rocks the boat and questions religion/politics tends to get messed with. Not so much these days as people are more into protecting their freedom of speech. Seems to be only the nasty flicks that get banned in the current climate.

The censors are getting more heavy handed over here lately... they banned Castle Freak recently :rolleyes:

katdad
09-03-2010, 11:56 PM
For classic horror films, parts of the original King Kong were cut from the film due to censorship pressure. Thankfully we now have restored versions.

katdad
09-04-2010, 12:01 AM
Tod Browning's "Freaks" was banned for years.

BTW when I clicked the link it only showed Clockwork Orange. what list did i miss?

zwoti
09-05-2010, 03:17 AM
BTW when I clicked the link it only showed Clockwork Orange. what list did i miss?

that's the first page, top of the page you can navigate to the others

aprilc1
09-09-2010, 08:45 AM
Cannibal Holocaust was banned more than it was shown Pity cause it's one of my favorites