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Post by albajos » June 16th, 2019, 8:58 pm

Banned movies is typical clickbait so it's not har to find videos or articles about it. But not all of them spend time researching their lists.

Just go with wikipedia. They usually cover both country and reason.

And there are books like "125 forbidden films" (but without the book, just the list, we don't know the reason.

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Post by ChrisReynolds » June 16th, 2019, 10:12 pm

Previously watched...Show
1. Shorts [Total time = 63 mins.]
a. Zéro de conduite: Jeunes diables au collège / Zero for Conduct (Vigo, 1933) [44 mins.]
b. Red Hot Mamma (Fleischer, 1934) [7 mins.]
c. Peppa Pig: Mr Skinny Legs (Baker-Astley, 2006) [5 mins.]
d. All This and Rabbit Stew (Avery, 1941) [7 mins.]
2. Triumph des Willens / Triumph of the Will (Riefenstahl, 1935)
3. The Good Son (Ruben, 1993)
4. Dead Kids / Strange Behavior / Small Town Massacre (Laughlin, 1981) Video Nasty Section 3
5. Showgirls (Verhoeven, 1995)
6. Axe / Lisa, Lisa / California Axe Massacre (Friedel, 1974) Video Nasty Section 1
7. Rocketman (Fletcher, 2019)
Banned in Samoa, 2019-.
Reason: Homosexual sexual activity
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This is the film's one sex scene and is about as explicit as things get: two men kissing in a dark room. The movie is brighter than this, but I could only get this screenshot from a dodgy cam copy.
Better in every way than Bohemian Rhapsody, though it still suffers from some sledgehammer writing at times, with characters explaining how and why they feel the way they do. The highlights are the fantasy musical numbers that have a big emotional impact.

8. Suor Omicidi / Killer Nun (Berruti, 1979) Video Nasty Section 2
Banned in UK, 1983-93, and Italy, 1979-?
Reason: Blasphemy, Nudity, Violence, Drug abuse
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The ban largely comes from the blasphemy of religious figures being involved. Here are a couple of stills that sum up the film's combination of religion, sex and violence.
A few decent ideas (there's some giallo mystery elements that could have been used better), but the film has a meandering narrative with minimal character development that serves only to connect the mildly shocking scenes. As a result, the film is boring, worth watching only for the thrill of nunsploitation or to witness the slide of Ekberg's career once she aged out of sex symbol roles.

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#203

Post by flavo5000 » June 16th, 2019, 11:34 pm

sol wrote:
June 15th, 2019, 3:41 pm
flavo5000 wrote:
June 15th, 2019, 1:44 pm
OP's been updated. As per usual, please check and make sure I've got your counts correct.

Also, we're up to 96 of 152 video nasties and we're only halfway through the month! So knocking out the rest should be easy-peasy, right?
Make that 97 with my recent gorilla film viewing. :D

Oh, and I just checked my count and it appears that you already had me on 25 viewings as of a couple of hours ago even though I only posted my 25th viewing a matter of minutes ago. :unsure: Either my count's off, your was... or you have a magic crystal ball that you aren't sharing with the world. :P
Not sure what happened there. Should be fixed in my spreadsheet, so it'll get corrected with the next update.

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Post by flavo5000 » June 17th, 2019, 12:41 am

I just realized I had started to post an update two days ago and for some reason didn't save it, so here's a big blob of updates.

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57. Invasion of the Blood Farmers (1972)
Where? UK
Why? Video Nasty Section 3: You know, some of these grindhouse flicks have outrageous titles that really don't describe the film itself much (Barn of the Naked Dead, anything with Holocaust or Apocalypse in the title...), but this one has honest-to-goodness blood farming in it. So there's that. Also it's really awful but somehow entertaining anyway. I can't explain how my mind works.

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58. The Nesting (1981)
Where? UK
Why? Video Nasty Section 3: Here's another one that's pretty mild with actual on-screen violence. It's got some kills in there but nothing too severe. Maybe the brief eye trauma scene? I dunno. In general, I thought this one was pretty good, conjuring up some solid atmosphere and hysterics at times. It did feel too long though.

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59. Los ojos azules de la muñeca rota (1974) a.k.a. Blue Eyes of the Broken Doll
Where? UK
Why? Video Nasty Section 3: Probably for the kill scenes. Not terribly graphic but I guess graphic enough. This one was a pretty decent Spanish giallo that had some pacing issues and an ending that was pretty easy to predict IMO. Still, it wasn't bad.

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60. Mausoleum (1983)
Where? UK
Why? Video Nasty Section 3: There are a couple of pretty over-the-top death scenes like a rib cage being ripped out of a guy's body that I'm pretty sure is responsible for this one being on the list. I dug this one. Like Terror, it adopts the garish lighting of Suspiria but with more of an overt effects-driven spectacle, especially toward the end. What can I say? I like well done practical effects, regardless of how silly the plot is.

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61. Westfront 1918: Vier von der Infanterie (1930)
Where? Germany
Why? The Nazis banned it for it's anti-war sentiments which are pretty overt and powerful. Very well made war film. One of the best of its time I'd say.

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62. Unhinged (1982)
Where? UK
Why? Video Nasty Section 2: Ended up on the list probably for the death scenes. Death by scyth, machete, etc. Fairly bloody. In fact, the kill scenes seems to be the only parts of the movie the director cares about. Most of the expository scenes are very static, poorly shot and dull as dishwater. The plot is a pretty standard 'teens have car trouble and seek shelter in insane person's house' type thing. You can skip this one unless you're just really bored.

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63. Nun va Goldoon (1996) a.k.a. A Moment of Innocence
Where? Iran
Why? According to the article sited on Wikipedia, it's due to the theme "that different people can experience the same incident in a different way"... Can I just say Iran is out of their damn minds? This is such an innocuous and neat little movie that does indeed dwell on how events in a person's past can play out in radically different ways based on context.

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64. La semana del asesino (1972) a.k.a. Cannibal Man a.k.a. The Apartment on the 13th Floor
Where? UK
Why? Video Nasty Section 1: While it has some fairly mild murders take place, I would guess it's actually the cow slaughter at the beginning given the BBFC's distaste for animal cruelty. Also Cannibal Man is a terrible name for this one. There's pretty much no actual cannibals present in the film. It's more about a bad situation that grows progressively worse over the course of a week. I thought this was pretty good but felt a little padded in a few places.

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65. The Last Horror Film (1982)
Where? UK
Why? Video Nasty Section 3: You've got the usual mix of gore and boobs going on here, typical slasher levels. Although I'd say this isn't really a typical slasher. It has a kind of neat 'movie about making movies' vibe going on that worked for me at times. A killer takes Cannes and all that. I will say though it nowhere near as good as films like New Nightmare or Anguish.

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66. The Headless Eyes (1971)
Where? UK
Why?Video Nasty Section 3: Prolly all the eye scoopin' action. Man, this was a garbage movie. Like everything about it was just garbage. The effects were slightly better than the typical Andy Milligan movie but that's about the only positive thing I can think of.

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67. Demented (1980)
Where? UK
Why? Video Nasty Section 3: While it has its fair share of killed, the gang rape is probably what did it for this one. While this has a similar kind of story arc to I Spit on Your Grave, it doesn't dwell near as long on the rape scene and has a more scenery-chewing, ridiculous performance from the lead actress to the point that it was kind of entertaining in a super cheesy way.

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1. Love Camp 7 (1969)
2. L'ultima orgia del III Reich (1977) a.k.a. Gestapo's Last Orgy
3. The Forgotten (1973) a.k.a. Don't Look in the Basement
4. Mondo cannibale (1980) a.k.a. White Cannibal Queen a.k.a. Cannibals
5. Kuhle Wampe oder: Wem gehört die Welt? (1932)
6. Rosso sangue (1981)
7. Les démons (1973)
8. Graduation Day (1981)
9. Des diamants pour l'enfer (1975)
10. Wrong Way (1972)
11. Dawn of the Mummy (1981)
12. Frozen Scream (1975)
13. Lager SSadis Kastrat Kommandantur (1976)
14. Apocalypse domani (1980)
15. Superstition (1982)
16. Grimms Märchen von lüsternen Pärchen (1969)
17. The Aftermath (1982)
18. Huo zhe (1994) a.k.a. To Live
19. The Astrologer (1975)
20. L'ultimo cacciatore (1980)
21. Revenge of the Boogeyman (1983)
22. Terror (1978)
23. The Toy Box (1971)
24. Los violadores (1981) a.k.a. Mad Foxes
25. Schoolgirls in Chains (1973)
26. Le lac des morts vivants (1981) a.k.a. Zombie Lake
27. La bestia in calore (1977) a.k.a. The Beast in Heat
28. Visiting Hours (1982)
29. Ultimo mondo cannibale (1977) a.k.a. Jungle Holocaust
30. Mosquito der Schänder (1977) a.k.a. Bloodlust
31. La belva col mitra (1977) a.k.a. Mad Dog Killer
32. G.B.H. (1983)
33. Mansion of the Doomed (1976)
34. Diabel (1972)
35. Der Untertan (1951)
36. Vase de noces (1975)
37. Final Exam (1981)
38. Il paese del sesso selvaggio (1972) a.k.a. Sacrifice!
39. Parasite (1982)
40. Anna and the King (1999)
41. There Was a Little Girl (1981) a.k.a. Madhouse
42. The Ghastly Ones (1968)
43. Monanieba (1984)
44. I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses (1978)
45. Bloodeaters (1980) a.k.a. Toxic Zombies
46. Xtro (1982)
47.Midnight (1982)
48. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
49. Home Sweet Home (1981)
50. Primitif (1980) a.k.a. Primitives a.k.a. Savage Terror
51. Guinea Pig: Ginî piggu - Akuma no jikken (1985)
52. The Child (1977)
53. La tumba de los muertos vivientes (1982) a.k.a. Oasis of the Zombies
54. Exposé (1976) a.k.a. House on Straw Hill
55. Macabre (2009)
56. Shogun Assassin (1980)
57. Invasion of the Blood Farmers (1972)
58. The Nesting (1981)
59. Los ojos azules de la muñeca rota (1974)
60. Mausoleum (1983)
61. Westfront 1918: Vier von der Infanterie (1930)
62. Unhinged (1982)
63. Nun va Goldoon (1996)
64. La semana del asesino (1972)
65. The Last Horror Film (1982)
66. The Headless Eyes (1971)
67. Demented (1980)

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#205

Post by ChrisReynolds » June 17th, 2019, 1:41 pm

Previously watched...Show
1. Shorts [Total time = 63 mins.]
a. Zéro de conduite: Jeunes diables au collège / Zero for Conduct (Vigo, 1933) [44 mins.]
b. Red Hot Mamma (Fleischer, 1934) [7 mins.]
c. Peppa Pig: Mr Skinny Legs (Baker-Astley, 2006) [5 mins.]
d. All This and Rabbit Stew (Avery, 1941) [7 mins.]
2. Triumph des Willens / Triumph of the Will (Riefenstahl, 1935)
3. The Good Son (Ruben, 1993)
4. Dead Kids / Strange Behavior / Small Town Massacre (Laughlin, 1981) Video Nasty Section 3
5. Showgirls (Verhoeven, 1995)
6. Axe / Lisa, Lisa / California Axe Massacre (Friedel, 1974) Video Nasty Section 1
7. Rocketman (Fletcher, 2019)
8. Suor Omicidi / Killer Nun (Berruti, 1979) Video Nasty Section 2
9. Torn Curtain (Hitchcock, 1966)
Banned in Lebanon.
Reason: Paul Newman's Jewish sympathies
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Unusually, the ban reason is a screenshot from a different film. Here's Paul Newman starring in Exodus (1960) while posing under the flag of Israel.
Wikileaks has a list of films banned in Lebanon that the Ministry of the Interior sends to DVD retailers. The list seems pretty random, but the most consistent ban reason is anything sympathetic to Jews or Israel, even tangentially. Paul Newman's starring role in the zionist epic Exodus six years prior apparently caused this film to be banned as well.
As for the film, it has some good set-pieces, particularly a confrontation between Newman and his Stasi handler, but there was a lot working against Hitchcock on this one: Newman and Andrews are on autopilot, the script links the set-pieces in a slow and workmanlike manner, and the collaboration between Hitchcock and Bernard Herrmann (one of the most artistically fruitful collaborations between director and composer in history) is ended in favour of Addison's dated comedic-sounding score.

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Let's Get Nasty3
Show Me The Money24

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#206

Post by flavo5000 » June 17th, 2019, 2:45 pm

OP's updated again. Once again, check and make sure your counts are right. Up to 103 of 152 Video Nasties now! We're getting there!

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#207

Post by albajos » June 17th, 2019, 5:18 pm

(t1a) Poketto Monsutâ: Dennō Senshi Porygon S01E38 (1997) aka Pokémon: Electric Soldier Porygon Japan 13 checks 23 min. (23)

Banned in: worldwide
Reason: Seizures
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Period: 1997-still banned
The flashes are just about 10-15 seconds and could easily been reedited. But the bad publicity of the episode have kept this in a vault forever.
The episode contained repetitive visual effects that induced photosensitive epileptic seizures in a substantial number of Japanese viewers, an incident referred to as the "Pokémon Shock" (ポケモンショック Pokémon Shokku) by the Japanese press. As a result of the seizures 685 viewers were taken to hospitals; two remained hospitalized for more than two weeks. After the incident, the Pokémon anime went into a four-month hiatus.
Actually this is an interesting story with Ash and company being loaded into the pokeball storage program to solve a problem, but the anti virus program wants to exterminate them. (Not exactly how it works, but this is Tron logic)

Even if it was an attack by Pikachu that created the strobe effect, it was Porygon and it's evolutions that never was to be seen again in the anime.

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01. Life of Brian (1979) UK 19 official lists 55 876 checks [rewatch]
02. Belle of the Nineties (1934) USA 48 checks
03. Jing wu men (1972) aka Fist of Fury / The Chinese Connection Hong Kong 6 official lists 2 120 checks
04. 491 (1964) Sweden 36 checks
05. Nekromantik (1987) West Germany 1 official list 670 checks
06. To mistenkelige personer (1950) Norway 62 checks [rewatch - 2nd. Saw it June 4th last year so one day too late now] [double]
07. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) USA 13 official lists 23 734 checks [rewatch - 2nd. ] [Video Nasty]
08. Foxy Brown (1974) USA 3 official lists 1 461 checks [Video Nasty]

!seen 8
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Post by albajos » June 17th, 2019, 5:50 pm

09 (t1b) Star Trek: Patterns of Force S02E21 (1968) USA 93 checks 50 min. (13)

Banned in: West, East and the united Germany
Reason: Nazis!
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Period: 1968-1995
There is also one in the episode that claims that Nazi Germany was the "most efficient society" ever created...

Germany still bans nazi symbols in media. Most commonly in video games, but this episode seem to be fine by them now.

This is actually the first episode I've seen of the original series. Some introduction.

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01. Life of Brian (1979) UK 19 official lists 55 876 checks [rewatch]
02. Belle of the Nineties (1934) USA 48 checks
03. Jing wu men (1972) aka Fist of Fury / The Chinese Connection Hong Kong 6 official lists 2 120 checks
04. 491 (1964) Sweden 36 checks
05. Nekromantik (1987) West Germany 1 official list 670 checks
06. To mistenkelige personer (1950) Norway 62 checks [rewatch - 2nd. Saw it June 4th last year so one day too late now] [double]
07. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) USA 13 official lists 23 734 checks [rewatch - 2nd. ] [Video Nasty]
08. Foxy Brown (1974) USA 3 official lists 1 461 checks [Video Nasty]
09 (t1a) Poketto Monsutâ: Dennō Senshi Porygon S01E38 (1997) aka Pokémon: Electric Soldier Porygon Japan 13 checks 23 min. (23) [rewatch]

!seen 9

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Post by jdidaco » June 18th, 2019, 5:35 am

Nordic Banned,

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27. 491 (Vilgot Sjöman, 1964) 8/10 (Wikipedia List - Banned in Norway, "due to homosexual themes" (amongst other issues; see albajos post a few pages back for more salacious details!))
28. Nana (Mac Ahlberg, 1970) 7/10 (Banned in Australia, because of "indecency")


Video Nasties - The Spanish-speaking,

Banned in UK

29. La horripilante bestia humana (Night of the Bloody Apes, René Cardona, 1969) 4/10
30. La maldición de la bestia (Night of the Howling Beast, Miguel Iglesias, 1975) 4/10

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1. Stríbrný vítr (Silvery Wind, Václav Krska, 1954-56) 10/10
2. Vyssí princip (Higher Principle, Jirí Krejcík, 1960) 10/10
3. Hra o jablko (The Apple Game, Vera Chytilová, 1977) 7.5/10
4. Ja milujem, ty milujes (I Love, You Love, Dusan Hanák, 1980-89) 9/10
5. Night School (Ken Hughes, 1981) 6/10
6. Final Exam (Jimmy Huston, 1981) 5/10
7. Graduation Day (Herb Freed, 1981) 3/10
8. The Dorm That Dripped Blood (Stephen Carpenter & Jeffrey Obrow, 1982) 4.5/10
9. Carmen, Baby (Radley Metzger, 1967) 7.5/10
10. Daddy, Darling (Joseph W. Sarno, 1970) 7/10
11. The Toy Box (Ronald Víctor García, 1971) 4/10
12. The Toolbox Murders (Dennis Donnelly, 1978) 5/10
13. Ósmy dzien tygodnia (The Eighth Day of the Week, Aleksander Ford, 1958) 10/10
14. Kobieta samotna (A Woman Alone, Agnieszka Holland,1981-87) 9.5/10
15. Des diamants pour l'enfer (Women Behind Bars, Jesús Franco,1975) 6.5/10
16. Die Säge des Todes (Bloody Moon, Jesús Franco, 1981) 5/10
17. Synoikia to Oneiro (Dream Neighbourhood, Alekos Alexandrakis, 1961) 9/10
18. Pio thermi kai ap' ton ilio (The Two Faces of Love, Omiros Efstratiadis, 1972) 7.5/10
19. La belva col mitra (The Mad Dog Killer, Sergio Grieco, 1977) 6.5/10
20. L'ultimo cacciatore (The Last Hunter, Antonio Margheriti, 1980) 6/10
21. Das Beil von Wandsbek (The Axe of Wandsbek, Falk Harnack, 1951) 8.5/10
22. Der Untertan (The Kaiser's Lackey, Wolfgang Staudte, 1951) 9/10
23. Berlin um die Ecke (Berlin Around the Corner, Gerhard Klein, 1965) 10/10
24. Wenn du groß bist, lieber Adam (When You Grow Up, Dear Adam, Egon Günther, 1966-90) 9/10
25. Virus (Hell of the Living Dead, Bruno Mattei & Claudio Fragasso, 1980) 5/10
26. Rosso sangue (Absurd, Joe D'Amato, 1981) 5/10

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Post by shugs » June 18th, 2019, 7:55 am

2. Sedmikrásky [Daisies] (Vera Chytilová, 1966) - 4/10
Banned in Czechoslovakia for "depicting the wanton". :circle: :blink:
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1. Spalovac mrtvol [Cremator] (Juraj Herz, 1969) - 10/10

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Post by zzzorf » June 18th, 2019, 9:28 am

1. Madame DuBarry (1919) - 8/10 - IMDb has this movie originally banned in Finland, I don't know why though

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Post by mathiasa » June 18th, 2019, 1:42 pm

4. United 93 (2006) Banned in the Arab World according to this opinion piece https://www.nysun.com/national/banned-i ... his/31909/

Just watching this movie that I recorded last week on the tv station "Kinowelt". I actually wanted to learn some Prolog programming today, but I'm too tired from therapy and therefore decided to watch something where my focus/attention doesn't need to be at full level.

I didn't know anything about United 93, when I started the playback, except that it was about a plane and terrorists. To be honest, lol, I thought it was something purely fictional like Non-Stop (which I quite enjoyed). United 93 is seen as politically controversial and accused of of propaganda and it even made it to Tim Dirks' Most Controversial Films of All-Time. Most US history block busters incorporate such problematic aspects of Weltanschauung, so there's really nothing special here with United 93, except that it depicts a subject that easily stirs up our emotions. Despite that backlash against the movie it has an astounding metacritic and tomatometer score of 90 (vs a good 7.6 imdb rating).

While I'm still watching the movie while writing this, so far, I can not comprehend that. But it's not because of any controversy, I simply don't like Greengrasses' style. I also disliked the Bourne trilogy. Everything is so bland, horrible color palette, shitty camera movements, uninspired acting. These features often get applauded as 'authentic', 'documentary-like' cinematography. Well, it doesn't work for me. I'd rather had the story told as a Jacques Demy musical and I'm sure there would have been as much truth in such a depiction (Just seen
Les plages d'Agnès yesterday and was blown away). Of Greengasses' that movies I've seen, I think Captain Phillips, another controversial movie, is the best (Haven't seen Bloody Sunday).

I agree with Rohmer's criticism about making feature movies based on historical or news events. Just recently saw Bridge of Spies, another Tom Hanks movie. It wasn't bad but it was so far off historically that I thought to myself, why even use a historical source? If I'm interested in a real world occurrence, I'd rather consume texts and, if available, original footage or scientific re-enactments.

3.3/10

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Post by albajos » June 18th, 2019, 1:45 pm

Claire Danes is banned bpth personally and her movies from Manila. But when I checked the Phillipines; Manila is just 2% of the population (2/100 Mill,). So do you want a bigger ban than that?

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Post by sol » June 18th, 2019, 2:36 pm

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1. The Evil Dead (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
2. The Funhouse (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
3. Firecracker (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
4. Inseminoid (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
5. Nightbeast (1982) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
6. Mausoleum (1983) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
7. Love Camp 7 (1969) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
8. Christmas Evil (1980) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
9. Axe / Lisa, Lisa (1974) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
10. Island of Death (1976) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
11. The Boogey Man (1980) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
12. The Rabbit Is Me (1965) Banned in GDR (East Germany)
13. The Love Butcher (1975) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
14. Fight for Your Life (1977) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
15. The Death of Stalin (2017) Banned in Russia (+elsewhere)
16. Night of the Demon (1980) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
17. Ten Commandments (1956) Banned in Malaysia (religious)
18. Dawn of the Mummy (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
19. Don't Go in the Woods (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
20. Don't Answer the Phone! (1980) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
21. Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Banned in Cambodia (politics)
22. Invasion of the Blood Farmers (1972) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
23. The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1976) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
24. Pranks / Dorm That Dripped Blood (1982) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
25. Night of the Bloody Apes (1969) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
26. The Belko Experiment (2016) Banned in Malaysia -- initially
27. The Axe of Wandsbek (1951) Banned in GDR (East Germany)

28. Mardi Gras Massacre (1978) Video Nasty; banned in the UK due to graphic violence

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There is no massacre and the majority of murders happen in the weeks leading up to Mardi Gras, but this is not as worthless as its low IMDb rating might suggest. William Metzo is perfectly creepy as he traverses bars in search of "evil" prostitutes, demanding of pimps that they promise that their girls are "evil". The gore effects in the ritual sacrifice scenes are well done too as he makes large incisions into his victims' bodies and removes vital organs. Performing the same routine each time, the sacrifices get a little repetitive though and there is too much focus on a cop/prostitute romance.

Bonus Challenge: Why the film was banned:
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Post by peeptoad » June 18th, 2019, 4:58 pm

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10. Titicut Follies (1967) Image banned in the state of Massachusetts for judicial reasons and concerns over patient privacy. Under legal order of the state the film was recalled from distribution and all copies destroyed, citing the state's concerns about “violations of the patients' privacy and dignity”.
This particular ban was notable because it was the first known instance in American history of a film being banned from general distribution for reasons other than obscenity, immorality or national security. (per a source on the Wiki page)
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1. Fight for Your Life (1977) Image
2. El caníbal (1980) Devil Hunter Image
3. Flesh for Frankenstein (1973) Image
4. Cannibal Holocaust (1980) Image
5. Suor Omicidi (1979) Killer Nun Image
6. Snuff (1975) Image
7. Human Experiments (1979) Image
8. Up In Smoke (1978) Image
9. Vtáckovia, siroty a blázni (1969) Birds,Orphans and Fools Image

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Post by flavo5000 » June 18th, 2019, 7:00 pm

albajos wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 1:45 pm
Claire Danes is banned bpth personally and her movies from Manila. But when I checked the Phillipines; Manila is just 2% of the population (2/100 Mill,). So do you want a bigger ban than that?
Yea, I don't think that one would count. 1) because its not at a national level and 2) it also falls into the arbitrary 'ban everything' type of ban (everything with claire danes in it in this case).

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Post by albajos » June 18th, 2019, 7:03 pm

flavo5000 wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 7:00 pm
albajos wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 1:45 pm
Claire Danes is banned bpth personally and her movies from Manila. But when I checked the Phillipines; Manila is just 2% of the population (2/100 Mill,). So do you want a bigger ban than that?
Yea, I don't think that one would count. 1) because its not at a national level and 2) it also falls into the arbitrary 'ban everything' type of ban (everything with claire danes in it in this case).
Well, only the ones after 1998. (And she haven't been in much after she started with Homeland) But it doesn't matter. Seen is seen, no time wasted.

As I wont write anything about the movie. Here is the news story if someone is curious. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/manila-is- ... ire-danes/

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Post by flavo5000 » June 18th, 2019, 10:39 pm

albajos wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 7:03 pm
flavo5000 wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 7:00 pm
albajos wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 1:45 pm
Claire Danes is banned bpth personally and her movies from Manila. But when I checked the Phillipines; Manila is just 2% of the population (2/100 Mill,). So do you want a bigger ban than that?
Yea, I don't think that one would count. 1) because its not at a national level and 2) it also falls into the arbitrary 'ban everything' type of ban (everything with claire danes in it in this case).
Well, only the ones after 1998. (And she haven't been in much after she started with Homeland) But it doesn't matter. Seen is seen, no time wasted.

As I wont write anything about the movie. Here is the news story if someone is curious. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/manila-is- ... ire-danes/
The only time wasted is if the movie sucks. :party:

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Post by flavo5000 » June 18th, 2019, 10:48 pm

jdidaco wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 5:35 am
Nordic Banned,

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27. 491 (Vilgot Sjöman, 1964) 8/10 (Wikipedia List - Banned in Norway, "due to homosexual themes" (amongst other issues; see albajos post a few pages back for more salacious details!))
28. Nana (Mac Ahlberg, 1970) 7/10 (Banned in Australia, because of "indecency")


Video Nasties - The Spanish-speaking,

Banned in UK

29. La horripilante bestia humana (Night of the Bloody Apes, René Cardona, 1969) 4/10
30. La maldición de la bestia (Night of the Howling Beast, Miguel Iglesias, 1975) 4/10

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1. Stríbrný vítr (Silvery Wind, Václav Krska, 1954-56) 10/10
2. Vyssí princip (Higher Principle, Jirí Krejcík, 1960) 10/10
3. Hra o jablko (The Apple Game, Vera Chytilová, 1977) 7.5/10
4. Ja milujem, ty milujes (I Love, You Love, Dusan Hanák, 1980-89) 9/10
5. Night School (Ken Hughes, 1981) 6/10
6. Final Exam (Jimmy Huston, 1981) 5/10
7. Graduation Day (Herb Freed, 1981) 3/10
8. The Dorm That Dripped Blood (Stephen Carpenter & Jeffrey Obrow, 1982) 4.5/10
9. Carmen, Baby (Radley Metzger, 1967) 7.5/10
10. Daddy, Darling (Joseph W. Sarno, 1970) 7/10
11. The Toy Box (Ronald Víctor García, 1971) 4/10
12. The Toolbox Murders (Dennis Donnelly, 1978) 5/10
13. Ósmy dzien tygodnia (The Eighth Day of the Week, Aleksander Ford, 1958) 10/10
14. Kobieta samotna (A Woman Alone, Agnieszka Holland,1981-87) 9.5/10
15. Des diamants pour l'enfer (Women Behind Bars, Jesús Franco,1975) 6.5/10
16. Die Säge des Todes (Bloody Moon, Jesús Franco, 1981) 5/10
17. Synoikia to Oneiro (Dream Neighbourhood, Alekos Alexandrakis, 1961) 9/10
18. Pio thermi kai ap' ton ilio (The Two Faces of Love, Omiros Efstratiadis, 1972) 7.5/10
19. La belva col mitra (The Mad Dog Killer, Sergio Grieco, 1977) 6.5/10
20. L'ultimo cacciatore (The Last Hunter, Antonio Margheriti, 1980) 6/10
21. Das Beil von Wandsbek (The Axe of Wandsbek, Falk Harnack, 1951) 8.5/10
22. Der Untertan (The Kaiser's Lackey, Wolfgang Staudte, 1951) 9/10
23. Berlin um die Ecke (Berlin Around the Corner, Gerhard Klein, 1965) 10/10
24. Wenn du groß bist, lieber Adam (When You Grow Up, Dear Adam, Egon Günther, 1966-90) 9/10
25. Virus (Hell of the Living Dead, Bruno Mattei & Claudio Fragasso, 1980) 5/10
26. Rosso sangue (Absurd, Joe D'Amato, 1981) 5/10
Huh, not sure how but I missed adding La maldición de la bestia to the Video Nasty list in the OP. So there are actually 153 total.

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68. Death Weekend (1976)
Where? UK
Why? Video Nasty Section 3: Very little on-screen violence in this one. A handful of deaths at the end but nothing graphic. I think it got on the nasties list for its advertising campaign that made it look a lot more like Last House on the Left or something than it really is. I actually thought this was a decent little thriller in the "tormented by thugs" genre (see also House on the Edge of the Park, The Sadist, Funny Games and others). It has more of a realistic escalation than other films of its ilk although it does veer off into more preposterous territory toward the end.

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69. Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013)
Where? Romania
Why? Due to explicit shia Lebouf hardcore sex and all manner of kinky shenanigans. This was an interesting one. Lars Von Trier is a born provocateur (for better or worse) and this one with it's incredibly graphic unsimulated rough sex is one of his most Von Trier-iest movies yet. It was actually pretty funny in places and while I'd say I didn't get bored through the 4-hour running time (yes, I actually watched both parts but only part 2 was banned for some reason), there were definitely parts of the movie that were a hard watch to say the least. Also the ending seemed to be intentionally trolly on Von Trier's part. Btw, I'm not gonna lie. This was actually gonna be #68 but I couldn't resist putting it at #69...

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70. The Black Room (1983)
Where? UK
Why? Video Nasty Section 3: While the overall plot for this one isn't terribly interesting, the movie does a couple of things well. first and foremost is the truly excellent soundtrack, a sinister dark ambient nightmare that is more deserving of a better movie. Also the sequences in the titular black room are somewhat weird and Lynch-ian in their general vibe. Too bad the repetitive plot and flat acting keep it from elevating into something special.

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71. The Slayer (1982)
Where? UK
Why? Video Nasty Section 2: A couple of kinda nasty death scenes (particularly one involving a pitchfork) are what does it for this one. While it's generally a pretty standard slasher it does add a supernatural element that sets it apart from many of them as well as generating some solid atmosphere in places. And while the kills are pretty sparse, they're well done.

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72. Honeymoon Horror (1982)
Where? UK
Why? Video Nasty Section 3: Moving from the workman-like effort of The Slayer to this abortion of a regional slasher is a pretty major shift. There are a couple of bloody but incredibly incompetently done kill scenes that i guess were what landed it on the nasties list? This one really might be the most poorly made movie I've seen this month (and that's saying a WHOLE lot). The acting is abysmal, from the hammy, scenery-chewing "comic relief" to pretty much every supporting character sounding like they've somehow over-rehearsed and never read the script at the same time (lines are constantly flubbed and forgotten). The whole movie looks like it was comprised of nothing but one-take shots and I really doubt there was an actual script. It felt like most of the scenes' dialogue was scribbled on cue cards minutes before the scene was shot. To top it all off, the ending is probably one of the most anti-climactic I've ever seen in a horror movie. Having said all that, I think it would make for a great Rifftrax.

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73. La maldición de Frankenstein (1972) a.k.a. The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein
Where? UK
Why? Video Nasty Section 3: As per Jess Franco, there's a lot of nudity on display here. In particular was an all-nude whipping scene that probably landed it on the list. Man, Jess Franco must've been still coasting on the all the drugs he consumed making Vampyros Lesbos cuz this movie is about as nuts as that one with maybe a slightly more coherent but even stranger narrative. I was entertained but objectively it's not a good movie.

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1. Love Camp 7 (1969)
2. L'ultima orgia del III Reich (1977) a.k.a. Gestapo's Last Orgy
3. The Forgotten (1973) a.k.a. Don't Look in the Basement
4. Mondo cannibale (1980) a.k.a. White Cannibal Queen a.k.a. Cannibals
5. Kuhle Wampe oder: Wem gehört die Welt? (1932)
6. Rosso sangue (1981)
7. Les démons (1973)
8. Graduation Day (1981)
9. Des diamants pour l'enfer (1975)
10. Wrong Way (1972)
11. Dawn of the Mummy (1981)
12. Frozen Scream (1975)
13. Lager SSadis Kastrat Kommandantur (1976)
14. Apocalypse domani (1980)
15. Superstition (1982)
16. Grimms Märchen von lüsternen Pärchen (1969)
17. The Aftermath (1982)
18. Huo zhe (1994) a.k.a. To Live
19. The Astrologer (1975)
20. L'ultimo cacciatore (1980)
21. Revenge of the Boogeyman (1983)
22. Terror (1978)
23. The Toy Box (1971)
24. Los violadores (1981) a.k.a. Mad Foxes
25. Schoolgirls in Chains (1973)
26. Le lac des morts vivants (1981) a.k.a. Zombie Lake
27. La bestia in calore (1977) a.k.a. The Beast in Heat
28. Visiting Hours (1982)
29. Ultimo mondo cannibale (1977) a.k.a. Jungle Holocaust
30. Mosquito der Schänder (1977) a.k.a. Bloodlust
31. La belva col mitra (1977) a.k.a. Mad Dog Killer
32. G.B.H. (1983)
33. Mansion of the Doomed (1976)
34. Diabel (1972)
35. Der Untertan (1951)
36. Vase de noces (1975)
37. Final Exam (1981)
38. Il paese del sesso selvaggio (1972) a.k.a. Sacrifice!
39. Parasite (1982)
40. Anna and the King (1999)
41. There Was a Little Girl (1981) a.k.a. Madhouse
42. The Ghastly Ones (1968)
43. Monanieba (1984)
44. I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses (1978)
45. Bloodeaters (1980) a.k.a. Toxic Zombies
46. Xtro (1982)
47.Midnight (1982)
48. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
49. Home Sweet Home (1981)
50. Primitif (1980) a.k.a. Primitives a.k.a. Savage Terror
51. Guinea Pig: Ginî piggu - Akuma no jikken (1985)
52. The Child (1977)
53. La tumba de los muertos vivientes (1982) a.k.a. Oasis of the Zombies
54. Exposé (1976) a.k.a. House on Straw Hill
55. Macabre (2009)
56. Shogun Assassin (1980)
57. Invasion of the Blood Farmers (1972)
58. The Nesting (1981)
59. Los ojos azules de la muñeca rota (1974)
60. Mausoleum (1983)
61. Westfront 1918: Vier von der Infanterie (1930)
62. Unhinged (1982)
63. Nun va Goldoon (1996)
64. La semana del asesino (1972)
65. The Last Horror Film (1982)
66. The Headless Eyes (1971)
67. Demented (1980)
68. Death Weekend (1976)
69. Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013)
70. The Black Room (1983)
71. The Slayer (1982)
72. Honeymoon Horror (1982)
73. La maldición de Frankenstein (1972)

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Post by cinephage » June 19th, 2019, 6:26 am

02. Prom Night, by Paul Lynch (1980) 5/10 - Video Nasty

03. Carmen Jones, by Otto Preminger (1954) 6/10 - On the Banned Films wikipedia list

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01. No profanar el sueño de los muertos, by Jorge Grau (1974) 7,5/10 - Video Nasty

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Post by mathiasa » June 19th, 2019, 10:21 am

Here‘s an icm list that might be relevant to this challenge:

https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/list ... /mathiasa/

When I was a small kid in the late 80s, there was much talk about so called „Brutalo“ movies. At least my mother was talking about them all the time, what a bad influence on kids they are etc.
As an adult I suddenly remembered and did a short investigation what it was all about.

The list above called „Liste Problematischer Filme“ (List of problematic movies) was one result of the Swiss anti-brutalo legislation during the 80s. It‘s compiled by the Schweizerischer Video Verband (Swiss Video Association).
The movies in this list have a special status in Switzerland, i.e their availability is restricted. Depending on the semantics og one‘s definition of „ban“, they could be considered banned or semi-banned.
The association considers that these movies can fall under article 135 of the Swiss penal code which forbids screening, possession and exchange of violent movies that have no cultural or scientific value.
Specifically, the import of these movies was or is de facto forbidden. I remember a case in the last decade when movie buff lost his whole 3k+ movie collection because he tried to import Evil Dead. Customs opened the package and alarmed the police which triggered a house search with his whole horror collection gone.
But there are also cases where exhibitions of listed movies get prevented by the police. Also in the last decade, Salo was scheduled to be screened in a Zurich church that was being renovated at the the time. This was too much for the police so they shut it down.
So, while we Swiss like to boast of out freedom, we usually don‘t really care when it is taken away from us.
On the other hand these movies are screened in cinemas and universities from time to time. Salo fe was shown last year at ETHZ filmstelle.
All in all, the movies on this list can be called „banned“ in Switzerland and are therefore eligible for this challenge.

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Post by peeptoad » June 19th, 2019, 12:19 pm

bonus 1. video nasty bonus 2. Image
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11. Frozen Scream (1975) Image banned in the UK for gore/violence (I presume).... all I know is that it was bad and I had a really hard time staying awake (and I watched this in the middle of the afternoon yesterday when I wasn't even tired). Getting to the bottom of the barrel with some of these nasties.... I think I've seen most that are worth their salt at this point.
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1. Fight for Your Life (1977) Image
2. El caníbal (1980) Devil Hunter Image
3. Flesh for Frankenstein (1973) Image
4. Cannibal Holocaust (1980) Image
5. Suor Omicidi (1979) Killer Nun Image
6. Snuff (1975) Image
7. Human Experiments (1979) Image
8. Up In Smoke (1978) Image
9. Vtáckovia, siroty a blázni (1969) Birds,Orphans and Fools Image
10. Titicut Follies (1967) Image

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Post by sol » June 19th, 2019, 1:29 pm

Banned of OutsidersShow
1. The Evil Dead (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
2. The Funhouse (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
3. Firecracker (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
4. Inseminoid (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
5. Nightbeast (1982) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
6. Mausoleum (1983) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
7. Love Camp 7 (1969) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
8. Christmas Evil (1980) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
9. Axe / Lisa, Lisa (1974) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
10. Island of Death (1976) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
11. The Boogey Man (1980) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
12. The Rabbit Is Me (1965) Banned in GDR (East Germany)
13. The Love Butcher (1975) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
14. Fight for Your Life (1977) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
15. The Death of Stalin (2017) Banned in Russia (+elsewhere)
16. Night of the Demon (1980) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
17. Ten Commandments (1956) Banned in Malaysia (religious)
18. Dawn of the Mummy (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
19. Don't Go in the Woods (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
20. Don't Answer the Phone! (1980) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
21. Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Banned in Cambodia (politics)
22. Invasion of the Blood Farmers (1972) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
23. The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1976) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
24. Pranks / Dorm That Dripped Blood (1982) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
25. Night of the Bloody Apes (1969) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
26. The Belko Experiment (2016) Banned in Malaysia -- initially
27. The Axe of Wandsbek (1951) Banned in GDR (East Germany)
28. Mardi Gras Massacre (1978) Video Nasty; banned in the UK

29. Pineapple Express (2008) Banned in Malaysia due to "heavy drug themes"

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Third viewing. Both funny and a great study of friendship, Pineapple Express could have so easily failed with two different leads. As it is, James Franco and Seth Rogen bounce perfectly off each other as lonely, yet childish individuals whose illegal drug dealings force them to grow up just a bit. Franco's desperate desire to befriend Rogen is both touching and hilarious, and it is great to watch Rogen gradually progress in how he views him.

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The stylish black and white opening scene (set in 1937) in which a soldier relaxes while smoking extra-strong experimental weed.

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Lots of scenes throughout of Franco and Rogen getting high and enjoying themselves.

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Post by jeroeno » June 19th, 2019, 4:30 pm

32. Invasion of the Blood Farmers (1972) nasty
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Post by maxwelldeux » June 19th, 2019, 6:02 pm

This is totally off-topic, but I got two hot sauces today that would totally fit the general themes of this challenge:

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Post by flavo5000 » June 19th, 2019, 9:54 pm

mathiasa wrote:
June 19th, 2019, 10:21 am
Here‘s an icm list that might be relevant to this challenge:

https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/list ... /mathiasa/

When I was a small kid in the late 80s, there was much talk about so called „Brutalo“ movies. At least my mother was talking about them all the time, what a bad influence on kids they are etc.
As an adult I suddenly remembered and did a short investigation what it was all about.

The list above called „Liste Problematischer Filme“ (List of problematic movies) was one result of the Swiss anti-brutalo legislation during the 80s. It‘s compiled by the Schweizerischer Video Verband (Swiss Video Association).
The movies in this list have a special status in Switzerland, i.e their availability is restricted. Depending on the semantics og one‘s definition of „ban“, they could be considered banned or semi-banned.
The association considers that these movies can fall under article 135 of the Swiss penal code which forbids screening, possession and exchange of violent movies that have no cultural or scientific value.
Specifically, the import of these movies was or is de facto forbidden. I remember a case in the last decade when movie buff lost his whole 3k+ movie collection because he tried to import Evil Dead. Customs opened the package and alarmed the police which triggered a house search with his whole horror collection gone.
But there are also cases where exhibitions of listed movies get prevented by the police. Also in the last decade, Salo was scheduled to be screened in a Zurich church that was being renovated at the the time. This was too much for the police so they shut it down.
So, while we Swiss like to boast of out freedom, we usually don‘t really care when it is taken away from us.
On the other hand these movies are screened in cinemas and universities from time to time. Salo fe was shown last year at ETHZ filmstelle.
All in all, the movies on this list can be called „banned“ in Switzerland and are therefore eligible for this challenge.
That list looks fairly legit. It's stretching the definition of the term "banned" but I'll allow it. It sounds like they are similar to the Section 3 of the video nasties where they aren't necessarily films that one could be prosecuted for but are susceptible to confiscation if caught with them.

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Post by flavo5000 » June 19th, 2019, 9:55 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
June 19th, 2019, 6:02 pm
This is totally off-topic, but I got two hot sauces today that would totally fit the general themes of this challenge:

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Carolina Reaper hot sauce is no joke. That stuff will BURN you if you eat too much of it.

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Post by maxwelldeux » June 19th, 2019, 10:26 pm

flavo5000 wrote:
June 19th, 2019, 9:55 pm
Carolina Reaper hot sauce is no joke. That stuff will BURN you if you eat too much of it.
I have a hot sauce obsession. I can't wait to feel the burn...

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Post by flavo5000 » June 19th, 2019, 10:42 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
June 19th, 2019, 10:26 pm
flavo5000 wrote:
June 19th, 2019, 9:55 pm
Carolina Reaper hot sauce is no joke. That stuff will BURN you if you eat too much of it.
I have a hot sauce obsession. I can't wait to feel the burn...
You should eat it while watching Faces of Death and REALLY feel the burn.

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Post by 3eyes » June 20th, 2019, 1:29 am

2. Prípad pro zacínajícího kata /Case for a rookie hangman (Cz 70) - double (banned Cz 72 for political satire)
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Post by albajos » June 20th, 2019, 5:08 am

10. Brokedown Palace (1999) USA 844 checks

Banned in: Thailand
Reason: Depiction of narcotics smugling in Thailand and their judicial system.
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Period: 1999-still banned
This is also the movie that got Danes banned (persona non grata) from Manila. Most of the movie was shot in Manila (Phillipines) and they didn't like her statements about the city and the people she shared with Premiere Magazine.

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01. Life of Brian (1979) UK 19 official lists 55 876 checks [rewatch]
02. Belle of the Nineties (1934) USA 48 checks
03. Jing wu men (1972) aka Fist of Fury / The Chinese Connection Hong Kong 6 official lists 2 120 checks
04. 491 (1964) Sweden 36 checks
05. Nekromantik (1987) West Germany 1 official list 670 checks
06. To mistenkelige personer (1950) Norway 62 checks [rewatch - 2nd. Saw it June 4th last year so one day too late now] [double]
07. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) USA 13 official lists 23 734 checks [rewatch - 2nd. ] [Video Nasty]
08. Foxy Brown (1974) USA 3 official lists 1 461 checks [Video Nasty]
09 (t1a) Poketto Monsutâ: Dennō Senshi Porygon S01E38 (1997) aka Pokémon: Electric Soldier Porygon Japan 13 checks 23 min. (23) [rewatch]
09 (t1b) Star Trek: Patterns of Force S02E21 (1968) USA 93 checks 50 min. (13)

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Post by jeroeno » June 20th, 2019, 7:12 am

33. The Astrologer (1975) nasty
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Post by zzzorf » June 20th, 2019, 9:24 am

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1. Madame DuBarry (1919) - 8/10

2. Up! (1976) - 7/10 - IMDb has this movie banned here in Australia for the first three years before they allowed a cut version in 1980. They also state it was banned in Canada (Ontario) and Italy. I have to say it was the excess nudity.

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Post by albajos » June 20th, 2019, 9:37 am

just so you know )it has been discussed earlier in the challenge). imdb in itself is not itself a good enough source for this. Unless the imdb trivia states some reasons.

Most of the banned movies do have their own page on wikipedia though, so it is easy to find if there is any notable.

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Post by peeptoad » June 20th, 2019, 9:43 am

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12. Tenebrae (1982) Image banned in the UK for gore/violence.... I assume. This film is on the VN list, but not on the bigger list of films banned in the UK (though many of its VN cohorts are on that list). I couldn't find it on cursory glance anyway. it's one of Argento's gems imho and I took an opportunity to rewatch on the Synapse blu release.
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fight the power! aka the running totalShow
1. Fight for Your Life (1977) Image
2. El caníbal (1980) Devil Hunter Image
3. Flesh for Frankenstein (1973) Image
4. Cannibal Holocaust (1980) Image
5. Suor Omicidi (1979) Killer Nun Image
6. Snuff (1975) Image
7. Human Experiments (1979) Image
8. Up In Smoke (1978) Image
9. Vtáckovia, siroty a blázni (1969) Birds,Orphans and Fools Image
10. Titicut Follies (1967) Image
11. Frozen Scream (1975) Image

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Post by sol » June 20th, 2019, 12:42 pm

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1. The Evil Dead (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
2. The Funhouse (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
3. Firecracker (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
4. Inseminoid (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
5. Nightbeast (1982) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
6. Mausoleum (1983) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
7. Love Camp 7 (1969) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
8. Christmas Evil (1980) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
9. Axe / Lisa, Lisa (1974) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
10. Island of Death (1976) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
11. The Boogey Man (1980) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
12. The Rabbit Is Me (1965) Banned in GDR (East Germany)
13. The Love Butcher (1975) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
14. Fight for Your Life (1977) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
15. The Death of Stalin (2017) Banned in Russia (+elsewhere)
16. Night of the Demon (1980) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
17. Ten Commandments (1956) Banned in Malaysia (religious)
18. Dawn of the Mummy (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
19. Don't Go in the Woods (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
20. Don't Answer the Phone! (1980) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
21. Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Banned in Cambodia (politics)
22. Invasion of the Blood Farmers (1972) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
23. The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1976) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
24. Pranks / Dorm That Dripped Blood (1982) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
25. Night of the Bloody Apes (1969) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
26. The Belko Experiment (2016) Banned in Malaysia -- initially
27. The Axe of Wandsbek (1951) Banned in GDR (East Germany)
28. Mardi Gras Massacre (1978) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
29. Pineapple Express (2008) Banned in Malaysia (drug themes)

30. Ekstase / Ecstasy (1933) Banned in Nazi Germany and Italy due to sex and nudity

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An accomplished film with some breathtaking visuals (outside of the nudity, that is) full of innovative camera angles (see above), atmospheric lighting and graceful camera swoops. The first sixteen minutes are especially remarkable, played out like a silent movie without a single word of dialogue spoken as actions alone convey Hedy Lamarr's disappointment and dissatisfaction on her wedding night. The potency of the tale dissipates in the final twenty or so minutes and a field workers montage at the end is pretty bizarre, if extremely well edited. The first hour here is very solid though.

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Lots of nudity for 1933. There's also a nude swimming scene. And there are also pretty vivid lovemaking scenes for 1933.

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Post by jeroeno » June 20th, 2019, 4:25 pm

34. La Horripilante Bestia Humana (1969)

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Post by flavo5000 » June 21st, 2019, 1:54 am

Hey, folks. Just a quick heads up. I'm out of town for the next few days using a laptop that Google Sheets doesn't work on, so I won't be able to update the OP again until Sunday night at the earliest. Sorry if this causes any inconvenience.

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Post by flavo5000 » June 21st, 2019, 2:37 am

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74. Don't Answer The Phone (1980)
Where? UK
Why? Video Nasty Section 3: Very nasty, intense violence against women. As previously stated, there isn't much actual on-screen gore but the overall tone is very dark and rough. I can't say I enjoyed this one, but it does seem to be effective in what it's trying to do.

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75. Rabid (1977)
Where? UK
Why? Video Nasty Section 3: Sex and blood-sucking. Like others, it really isn't all that graphic for the most part, but we do have some Cronenberg body horror on display. I re-watched this one on Joe Bob Briggs' Last Drive-In. Joe Bob has some good factoids about Marilyn Chambers and her unsuccessful attempts to get out of the adult film industry. It's unfortunate because she's actually very good in this. Even with his second film, Cronenberg showed a lot of skill at making a solid horror flick.

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76. Jud Süß (1940)
Where? Germany
Why? Banned in 1945 after the fall of Nazi Germany for being pretty obvious Nazi propaganda, portraying a conniving, money grubbing, rapist evil Jew who destroys everyone he comes in contact with.

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77. The Evil (1978)
Where? UK
Why? Video Nasty Section 3: Well, we've got several death scenes, but they're more funny than shocking. A couple in particular had me laughing out loud (the dude that bursts into flames and the dog attack off the stairs). There were times it actually conjured up some level of suspense but much of the film comes off more hockey than scary. The ending was pretty WTF though.

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78. La lupa mannara (1976) a.k.a. Werewolf Woman
Where? UK
Why? Video Nasty Section 3: Probably the throat-ripping for this one. Honestly this one wasn't what I expected. Both the box art as well as the first few minutes made it seem as though it was going to be a werewolf movie but it really ends up more in the vein of something like Martin, delving into a woman's psychosis who imagines herself to be a succubus werewolf but seems to really just be batshit crazy. It's not a bad movie actually.

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1. Love Camp 7 (1969)
2. L'ultima orgia del III Reich (1977) a.k.a. Gestapo's Last Orgy
3. The Forgotten (1973) a.k.a. Don't Look in the Basement
4. Mondo cannibale (1980) a.k.a. White Cannibal Queen a.k.a. Cannibals
5. Kuhle Wampe oder: Wem gehört die Welt? (1932)
6. Rosso sangue (1981)
7. Les démons (1973)
8. Graduation Day (1981)
9. Des diamants pour l'enfer (1975)
10. Wrong Way (1972)
11. Dawn of the Mummy (1981)
12. Frozen Scream (1975)
13. Lager SSadis Kastrat Kommandantur (1976)
14. Apocalypse domani (1980)
15. Superstition (1982)
16. Grimms Märchen von lüsternen Pärchen (1969)
17. The Aftermath (1982)
18. Huo zhe (1994) a.k.a. To Live
19. The Astrologer (1975)
20. L'ultimo cacciatore (1980)
21. Revenge of the Boogeyman (1983)
22. Terror (1978)
23. The Toy Box (1971)
24. Los violadores (1981) a.k.a. Mad Foxes
25. Schoolgirls in Chains (1973)
26. Le lac des morts vivants (1981) a.k.a. Zombie Lake
27. La bestia in calore (1977) a.k.a. The Beast in Heat
28. Visiting Hours (1982)
29. Ultimo mondo cannibale (1977) a.k.a. Jungle Holocaust
30. Mosquito der Schänder (1977) a.k.a. Bloodlust
31. La belva col mitra (1977) a.k.a. Mad Dog Killer
32. G.B.H. (1983)
33. Mansion of the Doomed (1976)
34. Diabel (1972)
35. Der Untertan (1951)
36. Vase de noces (1975)
37. Final Exam (1981)
38. Il paese del sesso selvaggio (1972) a.k.a. Sacrifice!
39. Parasite (1982)
40. Anna and the King (1999)
41. There Was a Little Girl (1981) a.k.a. Madhouse
42. The Ghastly Ones (1968)
43. Monanieba (1984)
44. I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses (1978)
45. Bloodeaters (1980) a.k.a. Toxic Zombies
46. Xtro (1982)
47.Midnight (1982)
48. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
49. Home Sweet Home (1981)
50. Primitif (1980) a.k.a. Primitives a.k.a. Savage Terror
51. Guinea Pig: Ginî piggu - Akuma no jikken (1985)
52. The Child (1977)
53. La tumba de los muertos vivientes (1982) a.k.a. Oasis of the Zombies
54. Exposé (1976) a.k.a. House on Straw Hill
55. Macabre (2009)
56. Shogun Assassin (1980)
57. Invasion of the Blood Farmers (1972)
58. The Nesting (1981)
59. Los ojos azules de la muñeca rota (1974)
60. Mausoleum (1983)
61. Westfront 1918: Vier von der Infanterie (1930)
62. Unhinged (1982)
63. Nun va Goldoon (1996)
64. La semana del asesino (1972)
65. The Last Horror Film (1982)
66. The Headless Eyes (1971)
67. Demented (1980)
68. Death Weekend (1976)
69. Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013)
70. The Black Room (1983)
71. The Slayer (1982)
72. Honeymoon Horror (1982)
73. La maldición de Frankenstein (1972)
74. Don't Answer The Phone (1980)
75. Rabid (1977)
76. Jud Süß (1940)
77. The Evil (1978)
78. La lupa mannara (1976) a.k.a. Werewolf Woman

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