In the early to mid 80s many of you know that england was straight up banning movies that the felt were corrupting youth and were blaming them for everything wrong in the country. I know when I first heard about the list of films the all became must sees. so here the list what are you thoughts on what they did or talk about some of the movies or how many you've seen.
Absurd (original title: Rosso Sangue; AKA Horrible; The Monster Hunter; Anthropophagus 2 — released with 2m 32s cut in 1983, but was withdrawn post VRA, and has never been re-submitted for classification. Has a release in the United States uncut under the title Horrible) Anthropophagous: The Beast (original title: Antropophagus; AKA Anthropophagous; Antropofago; Gomia, Terror en el Mar Egeo; Man Beast: Man-Eater; The Savage Island — released with approximately 3m of pre-cuts as "The Grim Reaper" in 2002. Has a release in the United States uncut under the title Antropophagus: The Grim Reaper) Axe (AKA Lisa, Lisa; California Axe Murder; The Axe Murders — released with 19s cut in 1999, re-released uncut in 2005) The Beast in Heat (original title: La Bestia in Calore) (Banned outright) Blood Bath (original title: Reazione a Catena; AKA A Bay of Blood; Twitch of the Death Nerve — released with 43s cut in 1994, released uncut in 2010) Blood Feast (released with 23s cut in 2001, re-released uncut in 2005) Blood Rites (original title: The Ghastly Ones) (Banned outright) Bloody Moon (original title: Die Säge des Todes — released with 1m 20s cut in 1993, released uncut November 2008) The Burning (released with 19s cut in 1992, re-released uncut in 2001) Cannibal Apocalypse (original title: Apocalypse Domani — released with 2s cut in 2005) Cannibal Ferox (alternate title: Make Them Die Slowly — released with approximately 6m of pre-cuts plus 6s of additional cuts in 2000) Cannibal Holocaust (released in 2001 with 5m 44s cut to remove most animal cruelty and rape scenes, new version approved with 15s cut in 2011) The Cannibal Man (original title: La Semana del Asesino; AKA The Apartment on the 13th Floor — released with 3s cut in 1993) Devil Hunter (original title: Il cacciatore di uomini) (Passed uncut November 2008) Don't Go in the Woods (released uncut in 2007) The Driller Killer (released with cuts in 1999 — re-released uncut in 2002, now considered to be public domain) Evilspeak (released with 3m 34s cut in 1987, re-released uncut in 2004) Exposé (released with 30s cut in 1997) Faces of Death (released with 2m 19s cut in 2003) Fight for Your Life (Banned outright) Flesh for Frankenstein (AKA Andy Warhol's Frankenstein — passed with 56s cut in 1996, re-released uncut in 2006) Forest of Fear (AKA Toxic Zombies; Bloodeaters — re-released uncut in 2006) Gestapo's Last Orgy (original title: L'ultima orgia del III Reich) (Banned outright) The House by the Cemetery (original title: Quella villa accanto al cimitero — passed with over 4 mins cut in 1988, re-released with 33s cut in 2001, released uncut in 2009) The House on the Edge of the Park (original title: La casa sperduta nel parco — released with 11m 43s cut in 2002, re-released with 42s cut in 2011) I Spit on Your Grave (original title: Day of the Woman — released with 7m 2s cut in 2001, re-released with 3 mins cut in 2010) Island of Death (original title: Ta Pedhia tou dhiavolou — released with 4m 9s cut in 2002, released uncut September, 2010) The Last House on the Left (refused a video certificate and passed with 31s cut in 2002, passed uncut on the 17th March, 2008) Love Camp 7 (refused a certificate in 2002) (Banned outright) Madhouse (original title: There Was a Little Girl — released uncut in 2004) Mardi Gras Massacre (Banned outright) Night of the Bloody Apes (original title: La Horripilante bestia humana — released with approximately 1m of pre-cuts in 1999; later released uncut in 2002) Night of the Demon (released with 1m 41s cut in 1994) Nightmares in a Damaged Brain (re-released with pre-cuts in 2005) Snuff (Passed uncut in 2003, however it has not yet been re-released) SS Experiment Camp (original title: Lager SSadis Kastrat Kommandantur — released uncut in 2005) Tenebrae (original title: Tenebre — released with 5s cut in 1999, re-released uncut in 2003) The Werewolf and the Yeti (original title: La Maldición de la Bestia) (Banned outright) Zombie Flesh Eaters (original title: Zombi 2; AKA Zombie — released with 23s cut in 1999, re-released uncut in 2005)
Iv seen probably half of the movies on the list by this point in my life and id say most of them suck and were real boring I dont even like zombie (Fulci) at all I do own it and I think the box art and that zombi face are and deserve to be the icon of horror that it is. Most of the movies just had real cool box art that made you want to watch it like Driller Killer which actually isnt even all that gorey cept a few scenes.
Driller Killer is a great film to me. I like watching a man delve into insanity as we start to do the same experiencing what he does with that band. It wasn't about the gore, it was the story. I friggin' loved it.
Theres a great documentry that came out 2 years ago all about the video nastys check it out u can find it online its called Video Nasty: cant remember its awesome tho but get ready to cry when they show the burnings that were held to get rid of the vids (((