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Films banned in Australia

Postby Mercury » 30 Dec 2007, 13:20

I wonder what's up with the OFLC? They have banned quite a few films recently. Now Melon Farmers reports that they have just banned Faces of Death 2,3 & 4. Strange decision considering they passed the first film uncut (?) after it was banned for many years. Even the BBFC passed No 4 without cuts and 2 & 3 with fairly minimal cuts. I don't know why they couldn't have passed the films with cuts. Does the OFLC actually cut films? Because you often hear of them banning or passing films but never cutting. By comparison the BBFC ban very few films although I bet they would ban Sex Wish. The OFLC did pass Cannibal Holocaust, I Spit on Your Grave and Ichi the Killer uncut so it sounds like they are becoming stricter now.
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Re: Films banned in Australia

Postby Terry » 05 Jan 2008, 20:52

This is a good site to find banned titles in Australia.

http://www.refused-classification.com/
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Re: Films banned in Australia

Postby HunterBFH » 05 Jan 2008, 20:53

yes it IS a good site..I have that (website address) already listed in my favourite list! :D
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Re: Films banned in Australia

Postby Mercury » 05 Jan 2008, 21:14

I like the way they banned 60 second Relief even though it has a running time of just...60 seconds!

They also banned Gator Bait 2, twice! Strangely the film has never been submitted to the BBFC. Paul J Brown tells me that the film is less sleazy than the original. Never seen it myself although I have seen the uncut original.

It's incredible that Franco's LINDA required a cut of just 2s to gain an R rating there. I really can't see what difference 2s could possibly make to a film like this. Still likely to be heavily cut by the BBFC.
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Re: Films banned in Australia

Postby Bosch » 06 Jan 2008, 23:38

Hi chaps,

Hopefully I will be a regular here to chase up questions, but my spare time really is at a premium these days, so can't promise anything.

As an initial comment regarding Aussie censorship, http://www.refused-classification.com is totally comprehensive regarding OFLC activity and cuts to older films. My own website http://www.cosmos.net.au/~hologram/ tries to cover snips made to films via the MPAA or other avenues. Hence there is overlap, but with luck together we have things covered Down Under. Note that I don't follow or post Australian censorship news, either. See RC for that.

P.S. why are some of the threads already locked in this forum?

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Re: Films banned in Australia

Postby Terry » 06 Jan 2008, 23:43

Hi Rod

Cheers mate. I locked that thread because it's pretty old now. I created a new one though.
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Re: Films banned in Australia

Postby HunterBFH » 06 Jan 2008, 23:58

Hey Rod...pls can I request u? Pls can u check the list of R4 Cuts with BBFC cut/s in that thread which are STILL currently being sold in ur country? :roll: ...I am currently busy adding them back in it after, like Terry says, one of our Admin deleted these by accident a couple years ago...Grrr..I (and Terry as well) wasn't very pleased about that as they were very important lists that we did NOT want them erased!

BTW just to let u know we all know the R4 DVDs in the R4 Uncut list (without BBFC cuts) are all corrected anyway!... :wink:
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Re: Films banned in Australia

Postby Bosch » 07 Jan 2008, 02:44

I'm planning to revise my Chopping List A-Z and revisit my long Under Investigation list, too. To do all that I'll be syncing with RC, Melon Farmers, and message board like this one.

The trouble is getting a hold of R4 titles that need checking. My conveniently local video rental emporium is quite crap with its selection, so I need to venture abroad (i.e. get in the car and drive) to hunt down R4 titles for checking. That's the plan anyway. As always, the more info is available to pin-point contentious scenes (i.e. a counter time or scene description), the easier it will be.

The ultimate goal is to have all R4 issues documented and confirmed. :D
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Re: Films banned in Australia

Postby Markgway » 08 Jan 2008, 15:30

I'd happily ban the Faces of Death movies.

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Re: Films banned in Australia

Postby Mercury » 01 Jun 2009, 17:52

According to the melon farmers the OLFC have improved their site so it is now easier to search for films titles. That's a joke, it's no better now than it was before. The BBFC site is still by far the best site.
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Re: Films banned in Australia

Postby Bosch » 02 Jun 2009, 03:05

Mercury wrote:According to the melon farmers the OLFC have improved their site so it is now easier to search for films titles. That's a joke, it's no better now than it was before. The BBFC site is still by far the best site.


You sir are absolutely right. It is in fact worse than before, because classifications are no longer sorted by descending date. Which means it's difficult to see all latest decisions for banned (RC), R 18+ etc, which is what I do for Toxic Waste periodically.

I mean, the search results aren't even sorted alphabetically!!

I sent the OFLC an e-mail telling them this, but checks just now show that they are still not doing any result sorting. This is basic GUI functionality. Perhaps they have bundled this fix with others for a major release at some stage in the future. However, feel free to tell them yourselves.

Note that I had weird problems at home on Firefox compared to IE at work. At home a few days ago, I couldn't get a list of RC decisions in 2009. Now at work I can.
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Re: Films banned in Australia

Postby HunterBFH » 02 Jun 2009, 08:16

Mecury's a madam Bosch! :P
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Re: Films banned in Australia

Postby Bosch » 02 Jun 2009, 09:47

HunterBFH wrote:Mecury's a madam Bosch! :P


LOL well, I messed up there. Not the first time and won't be the last! :lol:

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Re: Films banned in Australia

Postby Mercury » 02 Jun 2009, 10:49

It's alright I don't really advertise my female identity here anyway. Perhaps I should change my user name though.
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Re: Films banned in Australia

Postby Bosch » 02 Jun 2009, 23:41

Mercury wrote:It's alright I don't really advertise my female identity here anyway. Perhaps I should change my user name though.


Bahhh. Don't bother Mercury.....keep it. Life goes on!
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