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Post by peeptoad » June 25th, 2019, 9:27 am

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14. The Forgotten aka Don't Look in the Basement (1973) might try to add a pic and info later on the banning... if I have time. :verymad:
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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
11. Frozen Scream (1975) Image
12. Tenebrae (1982) Image
13. Profondo Rosso (1975) Deep Red Image

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#282

Post by ChrisReynolds » June 25th, 2019, 1:37 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)
10. Antropophagus / The Grim Reaper / The Beast / The Savage Island (D'Amato, 1980) Rewatch Video Nasty Section 1
11. Natural Born Killers (Stone, 1994)
12. The Wild One (Benedek, 1953)
13. Massacre Mafia Style / The Executioner / Like Father, Like Son (Mitchell, 1974) Video Nasty Section 3
Banned in UK, 1983-7.
Reason: Frequent bloody violence.
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Caught up in the video-nasty panic because of the level of violence, most of which resembles the top picture: hitmen fire off guns and then there’s a cut to the victims, covered in fake blood. The lower picture is of one scene which doesn’t follow that pattern, wherein the film’s only black character, a pimp always referred to as “super spook”, is crucified.
A Godfather-wannabe memorable for the opening shoot-out, a scene which actually takes place two-thirds of the way through the movie (and reappears there) but has been moved to the start because the scene is so much better than anything else. This sums up the indifferent attitude to narrative that plagues the film. The movie degenerates into long, sentimental speeches about the immigrant experience punctuated by assassinations. To top it all off, the film is also racist and hypocritical.

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Show Me The Money32

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#283

Post by sol » June 25th, 2019, 2:30 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 (drug themes)
30. Ekstase / Ecstasy (1933) Banned in Nazi Germany and Italy
31. Graduation Day (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
32. The Interview (2014) Banned in North Korea (politics)
33. Nightmare (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
34. Evilspeak (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK

35. Rejs (1970) Banned in Poland for political reasons (Source 1; Source 2)

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Apparently a satire on Poland's then-socialist dictatorship with its portrait of a person with no authority who eventually assumes power over everyone else. The satire never quite feels as pointed as it could have been though; the humiliations he causes are pretty mild (making the adult passengers play leapfrog and make animal noises) and the satiric discussions about voting and how to punish a pervert are few and far between. There are some fun self-referential puns though as the characters complain about Polish movies having little plot and bad dialogue compared to foreign counterparts.

Bonus Challenge: Why the film was banned:
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The adult passengers of a cruise ship lose their dignity as they play leapfrog under orders from a man who they believe to a be a government sponsored entertainment director.

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Post by flavo5000 » June 25th, 2019, 9:26 pm

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84. Delirium (1979)
Where? UK
Why? Video Nasty Section 2: Some pretty unconvincing violence I'd guess... This is a kind of mediocre rip off of First Blood involving a vet vigilante who goes off the deep end on a killing spree. Plodding and not terribly thrilling with an anticlimactic ending, it's a pretty weak movie in general.

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85. Mexican Werewolf in Texas (2005)
Where? Germany
Why? Honestly, I don't know. I mean, I assume it's violence but as to how this ultra low budget direct-to-video crapfest even ended up on Germany's radar is beyond me.

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86. Thomas Müntzer (1956)
Where? East Germany
Why? Deemed to have "anticonstitutional content" whatever that means. I'm honestly not familiar enough with East Germany's constitution to understand why this was banned, but it follows the history of a pastor with radical views on religion for the time who is ultimately executed for his beliefs.

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87. Inju vs. onna Spy (1996) a.k.a. Spy of Darkness
Where? UK
Why? For being an incredibly graphic hentai (anime porn) involving vicious tentacle rape at the hands of a monster. The plot involves a gene-spliced sexbeast who goes on a rape and murder rampage and must be stopped by a Charlie's Angels-esque spy team. Things do not turn out well for all involved...

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88. El caníbal (1980) a.k.a. Devil Hunter
89. Terreur cannibale (1980) a.k.a. Cannibal Terror
Where? UK
Why? Video Nasty Section 2 (Cannibal Terror) and 1 (Devil Hunter): Took in a delightful cannibal double feature with oodles of gore, rape and other cannibal-related unpleasantness. Jess Franco's is probably the "better" of the two just because it has this weird dream-like quality to it at times with a soundtrack that seems to be mainly groaning and other menacing noises. Neither are very good though.

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90. Night School (1981)
Where? UK
Why? Video Nasty Section 2: People were just losin' their heads over this one... AMIRIGHT!?!? But yea, this one was kind of an odd mix of slasher and police procedural that seemed oddly sterile and fairly boring for much of its run time.

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91. Suor Omicidi (1979) a.k.a. Killer Nun
Where? UK
Why? Video Nasty Section 2: Probably banned for the combination of violence and lesbianism. A crazy ass nun kills people. That's pretty much it. And yet the narrative is needlessly convoluted in places. It's not great but genre fans will probably find something to like.

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92. La maldición de la bestia (1975) a.k.a. Werewolf and the Yeti
Where? UK
Why? Video Nasty Section 1: Violence and gore as well as women being tortured. This was a pretty nuts movie in places. A guy goes to Tibet to look for a yeti, gets bitten by two vampires and turns into a werewolf for some reason. Then eventually fights the yeti. The plots a mess but there's fun to be had here. Paul Naschy fans especially have a lot to like here.

Getting the Banned Back TogetherShow
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
79. Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)
80. The Orphan Killer (2011)
81. Blood Song (1982)
82. Vengeance (1980)
83. Megan Is Missing (2011)
84. Delirium (1979)
85. Mexican Werewolf in Texas (2005)
86. Thomas Müntzer (1956)
87. Inju vs. onna Spy (1996) a.k.a. Spy of Darkness
88. El caníbal (1980) a.k.a. Devil Hunter
89. Terreur cannibale (1980) a.k.a. Cannibal Terror
90. Night School (1981)
91. Suor Omicidi (1979) a.k.a. Killer Nun
92. La maldición de la bestia (1975) a.k.a. Werewolf and the Yeti

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#285

Post by flavo5000 » June 27th, 2019, 2:01 am

OP's updated again. With just 4 days left in the month, we're at 125/153 Video Nasties... It's not looking good on getting this thing knocked out I'm afraid. We started strong but are we losing steam from all the dreck? Hard to say. It's still possible though!

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Post by jdidaco » June 28th, 2019, 12:32 am

Banned, from USA,

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41. China Gate (Samuel Fuller, 1957) 8/10 (Wikipedia List - Banned in Israel, for indulging in excessive cruelty. The Israeli film censorship board indicated the film depicted Chinese and Russian soldiers as "monsters".)
42. Act of Vengeance (Bob Kelljan, 1974) 6.5/10 (Banned in Australia, because of 'explicit and gratuitous depictions of sexual violence'.)

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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
27. 491 (Vilgot Sjöman, 1964) 8/10
28. Nana (Mac Ahlberg, 1970) 7/10
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
31. Avant le déluge (Before the Deluge, André Cayatte, 1954) 8.5/10
32. Tamango (John Berry, 1958) 9/10
33. Mad Doctor of Blood Island (Gerardo de Leon & Eddie Romero, 1968) 6.5/10
34. Firecracker (Cirio H. Santiago, 1981) 6/10
35. Dincolo de nisipuri (Beyond the Sands, Radu Gabrea, 1974) 9/10
36. Faleze de nisip (Sand Cliffs, Dan Pita, 1983) 8.5/10
37. The Burning (Tony Maylam, 1981) 5.5/10
38. The Nesting (Armand Weston, 1981) 5.5/10
39. The Clairvoyant (Armand Mastroianni, 1982) 6/10
40. The Slayer (J.S. Cardone, 1982) 7/10

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Post by flavo5000 » June 28th, 2019, 3:08 am

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93. Saw VI (2003)
Where? Thailand, Ukraine, Spain
Why? Strong gory violence generally. I don't know why I keep watching these. I mean, sure. It's nice to see an insurance adjuster being tormented for a while, but it just gets old.

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94. The Clairvoyant (1982) a.k.a. The Killing Hour
Where? UK
Why? Video Nasty Section 3: Handcuffed rape, abuse and murder of women. This one has a very strong giallo vibe but moves at a snail's pace. It also could have easily trimmed out about 15 to 20 minutes of bad stand-up comedy.

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95. Mardi Gras Massacre (1978)
Where? UK
Why? Video Nasty Section 1: Due to graphic gory disembowelments... Basically Mardi Gras Massacre plays out as if H.G. Lewis decided to inject a bunch of disco into Blood Feast. So yea, pretty much a trash movie.

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96. Human Experiments (1979)
Where? UK
Why? Video Nasty Section 2: Some physical but primarily mental torture and abuse of women. Human Experiments isn't quite as lurid as its title and cover art seem to indicate. It is a pretty grim movie in places and still doesn't make for a pleasant watch.

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97. Slaughterhouse (!987)
Where? Germany
Why? Bloody, Buddy violence. I kinda liked this offbeat Tobe Hooper-esque slasher. It didn't seem to take itself too seriously (although it did get a little too goofy a couple of times) and had some colorful murderous characters to up the body count.

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98. Don't Go Near the Park (1979)
Where? UK
Why? Video Nasty Section 2: Ye olde disembowel-o-rama. I can't even begin to understand how the hell a movie like this ever got made. it's like a bizarre hybrid of Black Sunday, Antropophagus and Leave It To Beaver. Tonal whiplash is constant. It goes from a kid cracking wise and palling around to a 16-year-old attempting to get gang raped only to have her magic amulet cause the van their in to careen off the road and explode, magically warping her to safety nearby. Oh, did I mention there are also twelve thousand year old cannibals who eat children to stay young? I mean... what the fuck, movie?

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99. Firecracker (1981)
Where? UK
Why? Video Nasty Section 3: The aforementioned eye-gouging probably. Cirio H. Santiago isn't a master director, but he does seem to churn out some moderately entertaining action and sci-fi schlock (see also The Muithers, Naked Vengeance, The Sisterhood, TNT Jackson and many more). Santiago is good as inserting some kind of set piece every 15 or 20 minutes to break up the monotony of the seemingly endless exposition at times whether it be a topless kickboxing scene or the ocular-migraine infused climax.

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100. Blood Feast (1963)
Where? UK
Why? Video Nasty Section 1: Banned for being a gory, silly piece of shit. I watched this one on Joe Bob's Last Drive-In and as usual, Joe Bob Briggs was a fountain of interesting factoids about H.G. Lewis (who he was apparently friends with in Lewis' later years). The movie itself, billed as the world's first gore movie, is a laughably bad but pretty dang cartoonishly gory dumpster fire of brightly colored blood and Egyptian shenanigans. I could see this one being a good party movie with the right people.

Getting the Banned Back TogetherShow
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
79. Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)
80. The Orphan Killer (2011)
81. Blood Song (1982)
82. Vengeance (1980)
83. Megan Is Missing (2011)
84. Delirium (1979)
85. Mexican Werewolf in Texas (2005)
86. Thomas Müntzer (1956)
87. Inju vs. onna Spy (1996) a.k.a. Spy of Darkness
88. El caníbal (1980) a.k.a. Devil Hunter
89. Terreur cannibale (1980) a.k.a. Cannibal Terror
90. Night School (1981)
91. Suor Omicidi (1979) a.k.a. Killer Nun
92. La maldición de la bestia (1975) a.k.a. Werewolf and the Yeti
93. Saw VI (2003)
94. The Clairvoyant (1982) a.k.a. The Killing Hour
95. Mardi Gras Massacre (1978)
96. Human Experiments (1979)
97. Slaughterhouse (!987)
98. Don't Go Near the Park (1979)
99. Firecracker (1981)
100. Blood Feast (1963)

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Post by OldAle1 » June 28th, 2019, 7:44 pm

1. The Prowler / Rosemary's Killer (Joseph Zito, 1981)

Video Nasties - pretty gory violence would have to be the reason, I'd imagine.

Above average slasher movie from early in the heyday of the genre, with a WWII-set prologue in which an apparent soldier kills a couple in a gazebo on the campus of a university town, only to appear again in the present day, with pitchfork in one hand and long knife in the other. What makes this worthwhile within the genre is the Tom Savini makeup and FX, he was probably the cream of the crop at the time and his work doesn't disappoint, and Zito's direction is fine if more workmanlike than really exciting.

2. Horí, má panenko / The Fireman's Ball (Milos Forman, 1967)

Wikipedia List - Banned by the Czech Communist government in 1968 for its satire of the East European communist system

Another very simple film in terms of it's plotting, Forman's third and last film made in his home country (until 2009) is a satire on Czech (and implicitly Soviet, and Communist) bureaucracy - a group of volunteer firemen hold a party/dance/dinner/beauty pageant in honor of their elder and retiring leader that goes entirely awry - that seems rather soft, amusing and gentle at first but gradually grows darker and angrier as it goes on - though still always maintaining a predominantly humorous tone. This is a film that practically everybody but me has seen so I"m not sure what I can add to any discussion, particularly since I remain fairly ignorant of the politics of the time and place, but it's a pretty wonderful film at any rate and probably the best thing I've seen from this director. And the ending is one of those entirely predictable but still very funny moments that you just wait for and can't help smiling at. All the theft, all the lies, all the jokes.

3. The Driller Killer (Abel Ferrara, 1979)

Video Nasties - sez under IMDb trivia: Could have easily escaped the UK 'video nasty' list if the original pre-VRA video cover wasn't so graphic. it featured a very bloody close-up of a drill boring into a man's head with lots of blood. The video cover was featured in video catalogues and received many complaints.

There's some drillin', there's some killin', mostly together. Ferrara himself plays the frustrated artist who goes nuts and apparently - there's a light dream-like quality that makes it unclear for a while whether his is all his imagination - starts killing homeless dudes with a battery-powered drill because the people upstairs are playing their rock-and-roll too loud and because life in general sucks. This feels in most ways like an uneasy amalgam of art-film and exploitation work, and there's a strange and kind of funny self-conscious side to it - a girl in the rock group asks the leader why he has these two women in the band who don't belong, right after a completely gratuitous scene of them making out naked in a shower. The acting

4. ...E tu vivrai nel terrore! L'aldilà / The Beyond (Lucio Fulci, 1981)

Video Nasties -uhh, eyeballs!

More than slightly Lovecraftian tale of a woman (Catriona MacColl) who inherits an old house in Louisiana and sets out restoring it, only to find out that it's a DOORWAY TO HELL!!! This has some swell cinematography and some fairly gruesome gore of the kind that even a Fulci novice like me knows to expect - eyeball popping of course, loads of very fake blood - and it's got a rather cool ending, but maybe I've just seen too much Lovecraftian stuff at this point, and maybe the slapdash plotting irritated me a bit too much. And the fact that the horror ends up being
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zombies. Why did it have to be zombies? I hate zombies!
Also distracted by the dubbing - this was actually shot mostly in Louisiana apparently, and the two leads (David Warbeck as the doctor who gets involved with the horror early on) were both native English-speakers but the dub is pretty bad - I guess if I ever watch it again I'll look for the Italian dub.

5. Lisa, Lisa / Axe (Frederick R. Friedel, 1974)

Video Nasties - not all that gory, but quite unpleasant and nihilistic, I guess that's ban-worthy.

Rather poor, very low budget home-invasion horror in which three murderous criminals find their way to an isolated farmhouse but get more than they bargained for from the title character who lives there with her completely disabled grandfather. This is one of those films that probably is less gory than it otherwise might have been mostly for budgetary reasons - shot in a week apparently and I'd imagine little money was there for blood and guts, just enough to get people into the seats. The actress who plays Lisa is ok, the other actors pretty bad - and it's one of those very short films (just over an hour) that feel much longer, because there's really nothing interesting or novel here. Home invasion films are often among the least-interesting horror or thriller films to me, and this is a prime example.

6. Day of the Woman / I Spit on Your Grave (Meir Zarchi, 1978)

Video Nasties - a half-hour rape scene I'd imagine was the main reason, though the whole film is relentlessly "nasty".

I'd heard about this for years but stayed away out of first squeamishness, then just a lack of interest - being more into horror now than I was even 5 years ago, I finally succumbed to the lure of it. And... I dunno, this is one of the more conflicted feelings I've had lately. It really is a repellent and ugly film in a lot of ways, and I just don't see the justification for the obscenely prolonged rape and physical assault that makes the film so deservedly controversial; it's the first film in some time that I've watched that nearly made me ill. BUT I have read that it's become something of a cause for some feminist critics, on the grounds that you really do have to see just how awful rape is - and how dangerous and unfortunately commonplace the casual male aggression that we see in the film is - to understand and accept the cathartic and very violent revenge that heroine Jennifer metes out to her attackers. It's also got at least a little bit of interest in it's filmmaking - there are a couple of very long shots for example that might seem to start out as just the men playing "harmless" games, driving their boat around in circles, but the relentlessness of the held shots seems to amplify the growing danger. I dunno - I think there's some interesting stuff here, but I think it could have still been a sleazy exploitation film with a little less of that awful half-hour sequence, and just a little more in the way of story or character development. But maybe I'm missing the point...

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Post by maxwelldeux » June 28th, 2019, 8:05 pm

@OldAle1:

I'm going to avoid getting up on my soapbox again about ISoYG, but one question since you just watched it: What did you think of the violence in the revenge section of the movie? One (of many) complaints I had is that the brutality of the violence was no match for the brutality of the rapes. I thought the killings were so comparatively muted that it was a huge letdown.

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Post by OldAle1 » June 28th, 2019, 8:14 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 8:05 pm
@OldAle1:

I'm going to avoid getting up on my soapbox again about ISoYG, but one question since you just watched it: What did you think of the violence in the revenge section of the movie? One (of many) complaints I had is that the brutality of the violence was no match for the brutality of the rapes. I thought the killings were so comparatively muted that it was a huge letdown.
I'd agree on the last two killings - but strangulation is pretty horrible, and the bathtub scene was awful as well - it took him a long time to die. I guess my biggest problem there was the sexual issue with those killings, it's hard for me to comprehend how she could get herself in those situations with her rapists. Of course that depends on how realistically you want to see the film and one could make the argument that with zero character development, any kind of behavior is possible. I don't know, like I said, it's very problematic for me, and my rating for it is a 5 - negative, but not strongly negative - because I do think that it was on some level attempting something interesting/meaningful, and the filmmaking while not exactly great had it's moments, and certainly was a cut above a lot of atrocious low-budget films that I've seen. I guess it really comes down to whether or not I can justify a rape scene that drawn-out and brutal, and I can't, though for me that isn't enough to give it a sup-low rating. Can totally understand why it would be for others.

Interesting note: yesterday I saw High Life in the cinema, at the UW-Cinematheque which is a small room, and it was packed. There was a woman right next to me, college age (most were in their 20s I think) and she had her hands over her eyes for large chunks of the film and I think she almost walked out during the assault scene in that film. I suspect that, not having ever experienced anything like sexual violence, and not even really having people close to me who have, I just don't have the visceral reaction others will have - and I'm not sure that that isn't a defect in my personality actually. Maybe I should be empathetic enough that it disturbs me more, that I should want to walk out or throw up.

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11.W.R. - Misterije organizma (1971) aka WR: Mysteries of the Organism Yugoslavia | West Germany 12 official lists 1 319 checks [double]

Banned in: Yugoslavia
Reason: As this was during the Tito era, a movie with a partly revolutionary theme would probably not be accepted. There is also gay themes, sex and nudity thrown into the mix.

Makavejev was subsequently indicted there on criminal charges of "derision" towards "the state, its agencies, and representatives" after he made intemperate remarks to a West German newspaper about the ban.
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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)
10. Brokedown Palace (1999) USA 844 checks

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Post by maxwelldeux » June 28th, 2019, 8:53 pm

OldAle1 wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 8:14 pm
maxwelldeux wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 8:05 pm
@OldAle1:

I'm going to avoid getting up on my soapbox again about ISoYG, but one question since you just watched it: What did you think of the violence in the revenge section of the movie? One (of many) complaints I had is that the brutality of the violence was no match for the brutality of the rapes. I thought the killings were so comparatively muted that it was a huge letdown.
I'd agree on the last two killings - but strangulation is pretty horrible, and the bathtub scene was awful as well - it took him a long time to die. I guess my biggest problem there was the sexual issue with those killings, it's hard for me to comprehend how she could get herself in those situations with her rapists. Of course that depends on how realistically you want to see the film and one could make the argument that with zero character development, any kind of behavior is possible. I don't know, like I said, it's very problematic for me, and my rating for it is a 5 - negative, but not strongly negative - because I do think that it was on some level attempting something interesting/meaningful, and the filmmaking while not exactly great had it's moments, and certainly was a cut above a lot of atrocious low-budget films that I've seen. I guess it really comes down to whether or not I can justify a rape scene that drawn-out and brutal, and I can't, though for me that isn't enough to give it a sup-low rating. Can totally understand why it would be for others.
Oh yeah - the overly sexual nature of those first two killings was definitely weird and problematic and (IMHO) unnecessary. With the second killing, I didn't mind the flirtiness to get him in the car with her, but taking it to the bathtub was unnecessary. But my issue was that what was shown on screen was not brutal enough. Strangulation is brutal, but long shots of a hanging body don't get me there. The bathtub killing was brutal, but the key violence happened underwater, so all we see is red bubbling up. I just wanted to see violent revenge as shocking and intense as the rape scenes.

The best example of what I'm thinking of is Last House on the Left - the woman at the end bit the dude's dick off. You see what is clearly a blowjob, you see her clench up, you see him scream and writhe in pain, you see the blood on her face, you see him fall over. That's fucking brutal, but warranted. That's the level of violence I wanted to see in ISoYG.

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Post by flavo5000 » June 28th, 2019, 9:55 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 8:53 pm
OldAle1 wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 8:14 pm
maxwelldeux wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 8:05 pm
@OldAle1:

I'm going to avoid getting up on my soapbox again about ISoYG, but one question since you just watched it: What did you think of the violence in the revenge section of the movie? One (of many) complaints I had is that the brutality of the violence was no match for the brutality of the rapes. I thought the killings were so comparatively muted that it was a huge letdown.
I'd agree on the last two killings - but strangulation is pretty horrible, and the bathtub scene was awful as well - it took him a long time to die. I guess my biggest problem there was the sexual issue with those killings, it's hard for me to comprehend how she could get herself in those situations with her rapists. Of course that depends on how realistically you want to see the film and one could make the argument that with zero character development, any kind of behavior is possible. I don't know, like I said, it's very problematic for me, and my rating for it is a 5 - negative, but not strongly negative - because I do think that it was on some level attempting something interesting/meaningful, and the filmmaking while not exactly great had it's moments, and certainly was a cut above a lot of atrocious low-budget films that I've seen. I guess it really comes down to whether or not I can justify a rape scene that drawn-out and brutal, and I can't, though for me that isn't enough to give it a sup-low rating. Can totally understand why it would be for others.
Oh yeah - the overly sexual nature of those first two killings was definitely weird and problematic and (IMHO) unnecessary. With the second killing, I didn't mind the flirtiness to get him in the car with her, but taking it to the bathtub was unnecessary. But my issue was that what was shown on screen was not brutal enough. Strangulation is brutal, but long shots of a hanging body don't get me there. The bathtub killing was brutal, but the key violence happened underwater, so all we see is red bubbling up. I just wanted to see violent revenge as shocking and intense as the rape scenes.

The best example of what I'm thinking of is Last House on the Left - the woman at the end bit the dude's dick off. You see what is clearly a blowjob, you see her clench up, you see him scream and writhe in pain, you see the blood on her face, you see him fall over. That's fucking brutal, but warranted. That's the level of violence I wanted to see in ISoYG.
Have you seen the remake of ISoyG? It basically seesaws the balance by muting the rape scene a little and making the revenge scenes more overtly violent. I'd say overall it strikes a better balance but it's still an unpleasant movie to watch.

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Post by maxwelldeux » June 28th, 2019, 11:56 pm

flavo5000 wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 9:55 pm
Have you seen the remake of ISoyG? It basically seesaws the balance by muting the rape scene a little and making the revenge scenes more overtly violent. I'd say overall it strikes a better balance but it's still an unpleasant movie to watch.
No, I haven't seen it. I'm glad it balances things more, but wow that's not a film I'm inclined to check out.

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Post by 3eyes » June 29th, 2019, 1:09 am

3. Le petit soldat (Fr 63) - banned in France 60-63 (Algerian war)
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1. Horí, má panenko / Fireman’s ball (Cz 67) - double (rewatch) [banned Cz 68 for political .satire]
2. Prípad pro zacínajícího kata /Case for a rookie hangman (Cz 70) - double (banned Cz 72 for political satire)
3. Le petit soldat (Fr 63) - banned in France 60-63 (Algerian war)
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Post by weirdboy » June 29th, 2019, 1:39 am

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1. The King and I (1956) - Walter Lang 6/10
2.A tanú AKA The Witness (1969) - Peter Bacso 8/10
3. Jag är nyfiken - en film i gult AKA I am Curious (Yellow) (1967) - Vilgot Sjöman 6/10
4. Przypadek AKA Blind Chance (1987) - Krzysztof Kieslowski 8/10
Banned in Poland for six years after the declaration of martial law in December 1981.

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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
31. Graduation Day (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
32. The Interview (2014) Banned in North Korea (politics)
33. Nightmare (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
34. Evilspeak (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
35. Rejs (1970) Banned in Poland for political reasons

36. Interrogation (1982) Banned in Poland for political reasons

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As her attitude and behaviour shifts and morphs during the course of her prison stay, Krystyna Janda provides an intense and convincing performance here of an individual frustrated by a seemingly impossible situation. The movie also benefits from a strong Kafkaesque vibe, channeled through the plot (she is not told her crimes but asked to confess) as well as the drab sets and dark lighting with the whole world seeming to swallow her up.

Bonus Challenge: Why the film was banned:
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The government secret police of Poland are shown as cruel, inept and willing to torture the innocent simply because the system demands that they coax a confession out of anybody who they arrest.

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And yes, I realise that were he to hold the hose just a little lower, the film could be banned for another reason.

And now that I have reached the magic 36 number, that will likely be it for me this month. :( I had originally intended to make it through much more of the Video Nasty list, but then the East Europe bug caught me and I still have some 50s viewings that I really want to get through. I don't know; maybe I will make it to #37 or #38, but in case I don't, thanks for hosting, flavo. It's been a wild ride with some real gems in between all the mediocrities.
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Post by ChrisReynolds » June 29th, 2019, 10:35 am

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)
10. Antropophagus / The Grim Reaper / The Beast / The Savage Island (D'Amato, 1980) Rewatch Video Nasty Section 1
11. Natural Born Killers (Stone, 1994)
12. The Wild One (Benedek, 1953)
13. Massacre Mafia Style / The Executioner / Like Father, Like Son (Mitchell, 1974) Video Nasty Section 3
14. Jules et Jim (Truffaut, 1962)
Banned in Italy, 1962-?.
Reason: Sexual attitudes
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The ban would have been for the mere idea of a ménage-à-trois relationship. There's nothing remotely explicit in the film, so I'm summing up the ban with these pictures of Catherine first in bed with Jules, and then with Jim.
Banned for only a two week period in Italy, because the ban triggered a public protest (organised by Dino de Laurentiis and with Truffaut in attendance) that caused the ban to lifted. Catherine's selfishness is frustrating, but I suppose that's part of the point. Very well written and directed, but I found it difficult to engage with the story.

Bonus challenge running tally

Let's Get Nasty5
Show Me The Money34

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Post by albajos » June 29th, 2019, 11:41 am

12. Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma (1975) Italy | France 12 official lists 6 529 checks

Banned in: Norway
Reason: There is a lot. But mostly it is because the masters are the protagonists, and they show no empathy.
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Period: 1975-2003
Pasolini was killed right after the film was completed. Not that anyone has made a reliable connection between the two events.

They tried to show it in UK in 1977 but the police actually raided the cinema.

Also banned in: Australia (1975-1992), Finland (1976-2000), Iran, New Zealand (1975-1992), Singapore, Sri Lanka, UK (1976-2000)

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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)
10. Brokedown Palace (1999) USA 844 checks
11. W.R. - Misterije organizma (1971) aka WR: Mysteries of the Organism Yugoslavia | West Germany 12 official lists 1 319 checks [double]

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Post by peeptoad » June 29th, 2019, 12:09 pm

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15. Diabel (Poland, 1972) The Devil Image as flavo already said, this one was banned in Poland for its anti-war sentiments, which are more allegorical hidden than at the surface of the film (hey, it's Zulawski after all!). This one had some really nice camerawork and interesting setting (see below).
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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
11. Frozen Scream (1975) Image
12. Tenebrae (1982) Image
13. Profondo Rosso (1975) Deep Red Image
14. The Forgotten aka Don't Look in the Basement (1973)

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Post by peeptoad » June 29th, 2019, 12:16 pm

… on that note, flavo, I think my work here is done. ;) Prob won't have time for more nasties as I'll be out most of the weekend. Thanks a lot for hosting! This was a pretty unique challenge. :thumbsup:

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my top FTV for this challenge= Diabel (1972) ...

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...however I also want to give props to Fight for Your Life (1977) on being the sleaziest, most non-PC film I saw all month. :party:

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Post by flavo5000 » June 29th, 2019, 12:22 pm

OP has been updated again. We're at 129/153 Video Nasties with only a couple days left.

Btw Sol, if you just watched a handful more video nasties and post ban reasons, you can beat me in the bonus challenge. :lol:

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Post by albajos » June 29th, 2019, 12:26 pm

flavo5000 wrote:
June 29th, 2019, 12:22 pm
OP has been updated again. We're at 129/153 Video Nasties with only a couple days left.
Wouldn't I have 24 in the bonus challenge? I know I wont get anything for Salo but I have seen two shorts

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Post by peeptoad » June 29th, 2019, 1:57 pm

flavo5000 wrote:
June 29th, 2019, 12:22 pm
OP has been updated again. We're at 129/153 Video Nasties with only a couple days left.
I think I have 15 not 14 though (total for month). If I'm feeling braindead tomorrow I might throw on Cannibal Terror. That was the last nasty I had intended to watch. It won't win us the nasty completion tho :cheers:

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Post by flavo5000 » June 30th, 2019, 1:55 am

peeptoad wrote:
June 29th, 2019, 1:57 pm
flavo5000 wrote:
June 29th, 2019, 12:22 pm
OP has been updated again. We're at 129/153 Video Nasties with only a couple days left.
I think I have 15 not 14 though (total for month). If I'm feeling braindead tomorrow I might throw on Cannibal Terror. That was the last nasty I had intended to watch. It won't win us the nasty completion tho :cheers:
Ya, you had posted as I was editing the stats, so I missed it. I'll make sure it's counted in the next update.

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Post by maxwelldeux » June 30th, 2019, 4:13 am

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1. The Boogey Man (1980) [video nasty]
2. Cairo Station (1958)
3. Orgy of the Dead (1965)
4. The Driller Killer (1979) [video nasty]
5. Island of Death (1976) [video nasty]
6. Friday the 13th (1980) [video nasty]
7. The Last House on the Left (1972) [video nasty]
8. The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)
9. Borat (2006)
10. Dawn of the Dead (1978) [video nasty]
11. Zombi 2 AKA Zombie (1979) [video nasty]
12. Saw (2004)
13. The Ten Commandments (1956)
14. The Immoral Mr. Teas (1959)
15. I Spit on Your Grave (1978) [video nasty]
16. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) [video nasty]
17. Grimm's Fairy Tales for Adults (1960) [video nasty]
18. Zombie Lake (1981) [video nasty]
19. Faces of Death (1978) [video nasty]
20. Platoon (1986)
21. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978) [video nasty]
22. Alice Sweet Alice (1976) [video nasty]
Banned in the UK because of violence, I guess. It wasn't too slashery, but still had some good stabbings. Kind of a cool premise, where the older sister is accused of killing her younger sister at her first communion. Pretty terrible script and acting, but it passed the time. Film debut of Brooke Shields, too.

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Post by weirdboy » June 30th, 2019, 4:23 am

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1. The King and I (1956) - Walter Lang 6/10
2.A tanú AKA The Witness (1969) - Peter Bacso 8/10
3. Jag är nyfiken - en film i gult AKA I am Curious (Yellow) (1967) - Vilgot Sjöman 6/10
4. Przypadek AKA Blind Chance (1987) - Krzysztof Kieslowski 8/10
5. Kladivo na carodejnice AKA Witchhammer (1970) - Otakar Vávra 8/10
Banned by the Czech Communist government as the witch hunts in the film were seen as an allegorical condemnation of communism. My personal opinion is that this is a not-so-subtle nod to the Slansky trials.
6. Skrivánci na niti AKA Larks on a String (1990) - Jirí Menzel 7/10
Banned from its completion in 1969 until after the fall of the Czech communist regime in 1990. Set in the late 1940s, the film concerns the treatment of suspect "bourgeois elements", a professor, a saxophonist, and a milkman, who are put to work in a junkyard for rehabilitation alongside female prisoners caught attempting to emigrate.

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Post by albajos » June 30th, 2019, 4:58 am

13. Noah (2014) USA 1 official list 8 070 checks

Banned in: China / Taiwan
Reason: Depicting the Prophets
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Period: 2014-ongoing
Life of Brian was banned because they thought it was abaout Jesus. "Noah" clearly depicts Noah and Methuselah so somebody had to react. After all it's not like it's made by Pureflix.

Also banned in: Bahrain, Indonesia, Malaysia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE

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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)
10. Brokedown Palace (1999) USA 844 checks
11. W.R. - Misterije organizma (1971) aka WR: Mysteries of the Organism Yugoslavia | West Germany 12 official lists 1 319 checks [double]
12. Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma (1975) Italy | France 12 official lists 6 529 checks

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Post by jdidaco » June 30th, 2019, 5:34 am

Video Nasties,

Banned in UK

43. Parasite (Charles Band, 1982) 3.5/10
44. The Last Horror Film (David Winters, 1982) 6/10

To end this challenge, the incomparable Joe Spinell,

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!seen 44

That's it for me; thanks again for hosting this fun challenge, flavo!

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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
27. 491 (Vilgot Sjöman, 1964) 8/10
28. Nana (Mac Ahlberg, 1970) 7/10
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
31. Avant le déluge (Before the Deluge, André Cayatte, 1954) 8.5/10
32. Tamango (John Berry, 1958) 9/10
33. Mad Doctor of Blood Island (Gerardo de Leon & Eddie Romero, 1968) 6.5/10
34. Firecracker (Cirio H. Santiago, 1981) 6/10
35. Dincolo de nisipuri (Beyond the Sands, Radu Gabrea, 1974) 9/10
36. Faleze de nisip (Sand Cliffs, Dan Pita, 1983) 8.5/10
37. The Burning (Tony Maylam, 1981) 5.5/10
38. The Nesting (Armand Weston, 1981) 5.5/10
39. The Clairvoyant (Armand Mastroianni, 1982) 6/10
40. The Slayer (J.S. Cardone, 1982) 7/10
41. China Gate (Samuel Fuller, 1957) 8/10
42. Act of Vengeance (Bob Kelljan, 1974) 6.5/10

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Post by albajos » June 30th, 2019, 6:16 am

14. Ultime grida dalla savana (1975) Italy 18 checks

Banned in: Australia
Reason: On screen death / animal mistreatment.
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Period: 1976-1986 (the cut version was released on home video in 1986)

The mauling was cut in several countries.

As a mondo documentary this contains both staged and real events. As this is about hunting, there is a lot of actual hunting footage and mistreatment of animals has always been a achilles heel for several MPAAs. Are the lion attack real? Film historians claim it is not. And it has way too many cuts to be shot by the on site camera. But there might be real footage edited together with staged footage. The jury is still out.

But many took issue with the obviously staged scenes as well. Those took this (as well as most mondos) into explotation territory.

Countries usually cut: The lion attack, the torture and murder of the indigenous man by mercenaries, the death of a fox by a pack of hounds, and the death of a stag by a hunter.

This movie was a hit in Hong Kong though. Only beaten by Jaws that year.

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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)
10. Brokedown Palace (1999) USA 844 checks
11. W.R. - Misterije organizma (1971) aka WR: Mysteries of the Organism Yugoslavia | West Germany 12 official lists 1 319 checks [double]
12. Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma (1975) Italy | France 12 official lists 6 529 checks
13. Noah (2014) USA 1 official list 8 070 checks

!seen 14

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Post by albajos » June 30th, 2019, 8:25 am

15. Barney's Great Adventure (1998) Canada | USA 132 checks

Banned in: Malaysia
Reason: Unsuitable for children
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Period: 1998-probably still ongoing

To be fair. The demographic for Barney is 1-8 year old, so if Malaysia find it unsuitable for children, then there is noone left to see it.
They never gave a reason outside of "unacceptable for children" though.

There is always some that say that Barney is gay because he's purple. But I don't think the censors use the internet for such inspiration. (I surely hope not)

As we are on the last day it can be an interesting to note that Malaysia and Iran is the two countries that have banned the most movies over the years. When they focus on stuff like this, it really adds up.

Barney's Great Adventure was nominated for two Razzies and three Stinkers and are eligible for the Low IMDB Challenge next month with a 3,0 rating. So maybe it was just too bad for Malaysian cinemas.

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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)
10. Brokedown Palace (1999) USA 844 checks
11. W.R. - Misterije organizma (1971) aka WR: Mysteries of the Organism Yugoslavia | West Germany 12 official lists 1 319 checks [double]
12. Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma (1975) Italy | France 12 official lists 6 529 checks
13. Noah (2014) USA 1 official list 8 070 checks
14. Ultime grida dalla savana (1975) Italy 18 checks

!seen 15

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » June 30th, 2019, 10:34 am

Hi flavo! Thanks for hosting this challenge. I've been floating through the Fifties this month. A few titles that have been subject to bannings have come my way though and I'll report them here.

1. 'The Ten Commandments' / 1956, Cecil B. DeMille / 8.5 or 9/10 / Banned in Malaysia; religion, I guess
2. 'Witchfinder General' / 1968, Michael Reeves / 7/10 / Banned in Chile and Finland; violence, I guess
3. 'The Garden' / 1990, Derek Jarman / 9/10 / Banned in Singapore; Jarman's imagery, I guess
4. 'The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre' / 1994, Kim Henkel / 5/10 / Banned in Iceland and Sweden; violence, I guess

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:cheers:
That's all, folks!

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Post by flavo5000 » June 30th, 2019, 12:37 pm

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101. Femmine infernali (1980) a.k.a. Escape from Hell
Where? UK
Why? Video Nasty Section 3: Since this is a jungle WIP movie along the lines of The Big Bird Cage and The Big Doll House, expect sleazy sex, nudity and rape throughout. If anything, its even sleazier than the previous two aforementioned films (and considerably worse, lacking the talents of Pam Grier or Sid Haig).

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102. Evilspeak (1981)
Where? UK
Why? Video Nasty Section 1: Gory violence a plenty here. This is not a good movie, but about the time Clint Howard started hacking off people's heads with a sword, I thought, 'you know what? I'm am fine with this.'

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103. Hospital Massacre (1982) a.k.a. X-Ray
Where? Germany
Why? Good ol' gore and violence of course. Here we have a really kooky hospital slasher with lots of false scares, a bug-eyed psycho doctor and a tone that doesn't take itself too seriously. I was entertained by this one. None of these kinds of movies are going to be a masterpiece but X-ray could be a lot of fun in a party setting.

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104. Bian zou bian chang (1991) a.k.a. Life on a String
Where? China & Taiwan
Why? for exhibiting a "liberal tone"... I honestly have no idea why Chinese censors would take umbrage at such a contemplative, beautiful film. This is one that should get more attention than it seems to. The music and visuals are both fantastic.

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105. Phantasm (1979)
Where? UK
Why? Video Nasty Section 3: Probably the most graphic stuff is when the flying sphere stabs someone in the head, drills into the skull and starts spraying blood everywhere. This is the third time I've seen Phantasm (this time on Joe Bob Briggs' The Last Drive-In) and it's still a great film with atmosphere running out the wazoo. The music is a major contributor to that but the perfect casting of Angus Scrimm and the overall bizarre, dream logic tone elevate it to one of the best.

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106. La rebelión de las muertas (1973) a.k.a. Vengeance of the Zombies
Where? Germany
Why? Violence again. It's time to have some dumb fun with another Paul Naschy kitchen sink movie. The plot is barely coherent (IMDB seems to think it's about an Indian mystic using voodoo to bring zombie women back from the dead to kill but I can assure you there's a lot more business going on than that). Like him or not, this is definitely Naschy's movie. He not only wrote it (if such a movie can be considered written rather than vomited out on to paper in a stream of conscious thought), but he also plays three different roles including Satan!

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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
79. Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)
80. The Orphan Killer (2011)
81. Blood Song (1982)
82. Vengeance (1980)
83. Megan Is Missing (2011)
84. Delirium (1979)
85. Mexican Werewolf in Texas (2005)
86. Thomas Müntzer (1956)
87. Inju vs. onna Spy (1996) a.k.a. Spy of Darkness
88. El caníbal (1980) a.k.a. Devil Hunter
89. Terreur cannibale (1980) a.k.a. Cannibal Terror
90. Night School (1981)
91. Suor Omicidi (1979) a.k.a. Killer Nun
92. La maldición de la bestia (1975) a.k.a. Werewolf and the Yeti
93. Saw VI (2003)
94. The Clairvoyant (1982) a.k.a. The Killing Hour
95. Mardi Gras Massacre (1978)
96. Human Experiments (1979)
97. Slaughterhouse (!987)
98. Don't Go Near the Park (1979)
99. Firecracker (1981)
100. Blood Feast (1963)
101. Femmine infernali (1980) a.k.a. Escape from Hell
102. Evilspeak (1981)
103. Hospital Massacre (1982) a.k.a. X-Ray
104. Bian zou bian chang (1991) a.k.a. Life on a String
105. Phantasm (1979)
106. La rebelión de las muertas (1973)

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Post by peeptoad » June 30th, 2019, 3:33 pm

flavo5000 wrote:
June 30th, 2019, 1:55 am
peeptoad wrote:
June 29th, 2019, 1:57 pm
flavo5000 wrote:
June 29th, 2019, 12:22 pm
OP has been updated again. We're at 129/153 Video Nasties with only a couple days left.
I think I have 15 not 14 though (total for month). If I'm feeling braindead tomorrow I might throw on Cannibal Terror. That was the last nasty I had intended to watch. It won't win us the nasty completion tho :cheers:
Ya, you had posted as I was editing the stats, so I missed it. I'll make sure it's counted in the next update.
Thanks flavo... sorry for preempting your work. :o
Also, no dice on Cannibal Terror. Just got home and put that one on and discovered that I've already seen it and I'm not about to rewatch since I recall not liking it. :down:

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Post by OldAle1 » June 30th, 2019, 4:59 pm

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1. The Prowler / Rosemary's Killer (Joseph Zito, 1981)
2. Horí, má panenko / The Fireman's Ball (Milos Forman, 1967)
3. The Driller Killer (Abel Ferrara, 1979)
4. ...E tu vivrai nel terrore! L'aldilà / The Beyond (Lucio Fulci, 1981)
5. Lisa, Lisa / Axe (Frederick R. Friedel, 1974)
6. Day of the Woman / I Spit on Your Grave (Meir Zarchi, 1978)
7. The Girl in the Kremlin (Russell Birdwell, 1957)

Wikipedia List - Israel - Banned because it may have harmed Israel's diplomatic relations with Moscow.

This title is better, and gives you an idea of what you're in for:

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Basically the story - not really a spoiler cuz it's the first scenes - is that Stalin faked his own death, got heavy-duty plastic surgery, and is now living somewhere outside of the Soviet Union with a mountain of stolen cash - and it's up to American agent Lex Barker and Zsa Zsa Gabor, the twin of a Stalin assistant who has spent years trying to find her sister, to find the deposed leader, the money, etc, and I suppose prevent a war or international incident, though this isn't much commented on. This was a HORRRIBLE YouTube copy, both in picture and sound, so it's hard to say whether I got all there was to get, or indeed whether it's worth trying to get anything out of this silly bit of schlock. Mine is only the 2nd check and this counts for two challenges this month (the reasons it was banned in Israel don't make sense to me though, honestly) - but I guess this late in the month I'm not going to manage to push many into watching it. Not that I would, really; while there are some goofy elements here, like Stalin having a fetish for shaving women's heads, overall - especially given the poor quality - I would only recommend it to the most die-hard Cold War nonsense buffs.

8. Enter the Devil / Disciples of Death (Frank Q. Dobbs, 1972)

Video Nasties - not much gore - perhaps the religious content was the problem?

A sheriff's deputy in Texas is sent down to the border to find out what he can about a missing rock-hound from his home county - it's an election year, see, and the sheriff has to show competence. As you might guess from the title he finds the guy dead (the killing happens in the first scene - the goriest in the film though not at all harsh by even early-70s American standards) and gradually he, an old buddy who runs a hunting camp, and an anthropologist (who just happens to be young, female and pretty for no particular reason) find out that it's a bunch of... oh, I think you can guess from the title can't you? This is fairly well put together and I liked the location work, but there's nothing really new or different here and it's pretty tame in every respect, though one might be able to see a general anti-religious attitude at work, which I suppose could be why the prissy Anglicans who no doubt were a big part of British censorship didn't like it.

9. The Toy Box (Ronald Victor Garcia, 1971)

Video Nasties - very tame violence so must be SEXXXXXXX!

Lame-o softcore - verging on hardcore - porn about a couple, Donna and Ralph, who go every year to the hideaway retreat of "Uncle" to perform various sex games and get paid a lot. Softcore sequences with copious male and female nudity, intercut with minimal "plot" about our two leads finding out that bad things are happening at Uncle's place, and their attempts to stop it or get out alive. Some of the worst overdubbing/narration in the erotic sequences that I've ever heard, just painful, as is the movie as a whole. The poster is definitely better than the movie -

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Post by albajos » June 30th, 2019, 5:22 pm

16. Coming Home (1978) USA 4 official lists 1 437 checks

Banned in: Argentina
Reason: Anti-war message
Period: 1979-1983 (Videla's dictatorship)

And that's it for me. 16 banned movies, for 16 different reasons.
Thanks for hosting flavo5000

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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)
10. Brokedown Palace (1999) USA 844 checks
11. W.R. - Misterije organizma (1971) aka WR: Mysteries of the Organism Yugoslavia | West Germany 12 official lists 1 319 checks [double]
12. Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma (1975) Italy | France 12 official lists 6 529 checks
13. Noah (2014) USA 1 official list 8 070 checks
14. Ultime grida dalla savana (1975) Italy 18 checks
15. Barney's Great Adventure (1998) Canada | USA 132 checks

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Post by maxwelldeux » June 30th, 2019, 8:13 pm

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1. The Boogey Man (1980) [video nasty]
2. Cairo Station (1958)
3. Orgy of the Dead (1965)
4. The Driller Killer (1979) [video nasty]
5. Island of Death (1976) [video nasty]
6. Friday the 13th (1980) [video nasty]
7. The Last House on the Left (1972) [video nasty]
8. The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)
9. Borat (2006)
10. Dawn of the Dead (1978) [video nasty]
11. Zombi 2 AKA Zombie (1979) [video nasty]
12. Saw (2004)
13. The Ten Commandments (1956)
14. The Immoral Mr. Teas (1959)
15. I Spit on Your Grave (1978) [video nasty]
16. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) [video nasty]
17. Grimm's Fairy Tales for Adults (1960) [video nasty]
18. Zombie Lake (1981) [video nasty]
19. Faces of Death (1978) [video nasty]
20. Platoon (1986)
21. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978) [video nasty]
22. Alice Sweet Alice (1976) [video nasty]
23. Zombie Holocaust (1980) [video nasty]
Banned in UK for violence and gore. And there was some nice gore to this, with zombies dying and body parts everywhere. Weird ass movie and the English dub wasn't exactly awesome, but it certainly entertained me.

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Post by flavo5000 » July 1st, 2019, 2:27 am

With Inseminoid, I finished the Video Nasty list!!! This was my main goal for the challenge and I finished it just in the nick of time!

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107. Inseminoid (1981)
Where? UK
Why? Video Nasty Section 3: Alien rape and gore scenes are the main attraction in this one. While no one's going to confuse this for a classic film by any means, I've grown to appreciate the rhythms and visual style of Norman J. Warren films, having seen Terror and Prey in addition to this one. While this definitely gives off vibes of capitalizing off the success of Alien, Judy Geeson's over-the-top performance really sells it.

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108. Mangiati vivi! (1980) a.k.a. Eaten Alive
Where? Germany
Why? The usual cannibal movie shenanigans involving rape, torture, animal killings and good ol' fashioned cannibalistic gore. Honestly the most surprising thing about this one is why it wasn't on the Video Nasty list proper. I mean, I guess Lenzi kicked off the whole cannibal craze with Sacrifice!, so I guess he felt like he needed to return to that well every now and then with both this one and Cannibal Ferox. Honestly I wish he had stuck with making gialli.

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109. Saint Jack (1979)
Where? Singapore
Why? Banned for pervasive nudity and course language which isn't surprising since this well-made Peter Bogdanovich character study focused on a brothel owner. My guess is that it caught the attention of Singapore to even get banned because it took place there. Bogdanovich has made better films, but this one was still a solid effort.

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110. Slaughterhouse Rock (1988)
Where? Germany
Why? Some gory violence. Man, this movie was terrible but in kind of a good way. The plot is ridiculous (involving a demon, a ghost rock singer and Alcatraz) with just miserable acting in places. But hey, Devo did the soundtrack so that's neat. But really, this one needs to be a Rifftrax.

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111. Double Exposure (1983)
Where? Germany
Why? Slasher-style murder. A photographer keeps having dreams of killing models, then they start turning up dead in the same way they were killed in his dreams. DID HE DO IT!?!? This movie had some good ideas but really dragged in places. The ending was pretty solid though.

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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
79. Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)
80. The Orphan Killer (2011)
81. Blood Song (1982)
82. Vengeance (1980)
83. Megan Is Missing (2011)
84. Delirium (1979)
85. Mexican Werewolf in Texas (2005)
86. Thomas Müntzer (1956)
87. Inju vs. onna Spy (1996) a.k.a. Spy of Darkness
88. El caníbal (1980) a.k.a. Devil Hunter
89. Terreur cannibale (1980) a.k.a. Cannibal Terror
90. Night School (1981)
91. Suor Omicidi (1979) a.k.a. Killer Nun
92. La maldición de la bestia (1975) a.k.a. Werewolf and the Yeti
93. Saw VI (2003)
94. The Clairvoyant (1982) a.k.a. The Killing Hour
95. Mardi Gras Massacre (1978)
96. Human Experiments (1979)
97. Slaughterhouse (!987)
98. Don't Go Near the Park (1979)
99. Firecracker (1981)
100. Blood Feast (1963)
101. Femmine infernali (1980) a.k.a. Escape from Hell
102. Evilspeak (1981)
103. Hospital Massacre (1982) a.k.a. X-Ray
104. Bian zou bian chang (1991) a.k.a. Life on a String
105. Phantasm (1979)
106. La rebelión de las muertas (1973)
107. Inseminoid (1981)
108. Mangiati vivi! (1980)
109. Saint Jack (1979)
110. Slaughterhouse Rock (1988)
111. Double Exposure (1983)

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#319

Post by flavo5000 » July 1st, 2019, 2:43 am

OP has been updated once more! I'll do a final tally probably the evening of 7/2/19 to give people time to make their final posts.

It looks like unless somebody's been holding back, it doesn't look like we'll finish the challenge unfortunately (we're sitting at 133/153), but I appreviate everyone giving it the ol' college try anyway!

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Post by cinephage » July 1st, 2019, 6:19 am

04. Saint Jack, by Peter Bogdanovitch (1979) 7/10 - On the Banned Films wikipedia list

05. China Gate, by Samuel Fuller (1957) 6,5/10 - On the Banned Films wikipedia list

Two banned films, they both approach sex between white and asian people, and a complicated political situation in Asia...
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01. No profanar el sueño de los muertos, by Jorge Grau (1974) 7,5/10 - Video Nasty
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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