Controversial Films <br />By Adaeze Ndakoji<br />
120 Days of Sodom(1975)<br />Banned in Italy, Finland, Australia, West Germany, New Zealand and Norway<br />Based on the book by Marquis de Sade which he wrote while imprisoned in the Bastille in 1785 he was confined in a prison and a mental asylum for nearly half his life.<br /> Its about four men who collect a group of teenagers, and subject them to 120 days of torture.<br />Contains Graphic violence and sexual torture and scenes of child rape, mutilation and Coprophagia (consumption of faeces)<br />
Mikey (1992) <br />Bannedin the UK<br />The film is about a boy named Mikey, a disturbed little boy who murders his family, and moves onto his adoptive parents.<br />The film had originally been passed '18' uncut by the BBFC in November 1992.<br />However In February 1993 James Bulger was killed by two 11-year-old boys and the Daily Mail immediately pointed out that the upcoming Mikey also featured a child killer.<br />BBFC James Ferman demanded the return of Mikey's certificate, making it banned in the UK.<br />
I Spit on Your Grave (1978)<br />Banned in Finland (2006), Australia (1997-2004), China, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, New Zealand, Canada, Iceland, Norway, West Germany, Ireland (2002), UK (1984-2001) <br />a woman who retreats out of New York to write her first novel, and is captured by a group of local men in order for one of them to lose their virginity.<br />The films controversy centre's around the graphic gang rape scene where the director Meir Zarchi was accused of glorifying violence against women. <br />
Visions of Ecstasy (1989)<br />Banned in the UK <br />This film only last 18mins <br /> It includes scenes featuring a sexualised representation of Saint Teresa of Ávila caressing the body of Jesus on the cross. <br />This created a religious uproar for the blasphemous scenes<br /> As a result of this the film was rejected for a UK certificate by the BBFC on the grounds of possible blasphemous libel. <br />
Faces of Death (1978) <br />Banned in New Zealand, Australia, Finland, Norway and the UK (1984-2003) <br />It included fake scenes of people getting killed <br />However some of the footage is genuine. Famous scenes of death from the media are included, such as stock footage of a napalm bombing in Vietnam, various newsreel footage, and wartime footage of Adolf Hitler.<br />
Das Testament des Dr.Mabuse (1993)<br />Banned in Finland (1933), Germany (1933-1945) and Sweden (1933-1952) <br />Follows a Berlin police inspector Lohmann investigating a case in which all clues lead to a man, Dr Mabuse, who has been in an insane asylum for years.<br />With the rise of Hitler, Goebbels became head of the Ministry of Propaganda and banned the film in Germany.<br />Goebbels called the film a menace to public health and safety and stated that he would not accept the film as it 'showed that an extremely dedicated group of people are perfectly capable of overthrowing any state with violence'. <br />
Aftermath (1994)<br />Banned in Austria <br /> A short horror film directed by Nacho Cerdà<br />The film has no dialogue the audiences sees a mortician after hours in the morgue, mutilate the corpse of a young woman who died in a car crash. Shortly after, he has sex with the dead body, taking pictures in the process. He then brings her heart home to feed his dog.<br />The necrophilia is the controversial topic that shocked audiences .<br />
The Last Tango in Paris (1973) <br />Banned in Italy (1972-1986), Singapore, New Zealand, Portugal (1973-1974) and South Korea<br />Is a film about a young Parisian couple who start to have a sordid affair <br />The film became notorious for its butter-lubricated sex scene which caused the controversy and banning's. <br />
The Exorcist (1973)<br />Banned in the UK, Malaysia and Singapore<br />One of the most controversial horror films of all time tells the story of a 12 year-old girl possessed by a demonic force<br />It contained graphic scenes that shocked audiences<br />It also contained a very blasphemous scene involving a cross. <br />
The Last House on the Left (1972)<br />Banned in the UK (1984-2002), Singapore, Iceland, New Zealand, Norway, West Germany and for over 32 years in Australia. <br />A pair of teenage girls go to a rock concert to celebrate one of their birthdays. They are then kidnapped by a gang of psychopaths who have just escaped from prison.<br />The film was refused a certificate for cinema release by the BBFC in 1974 due to scenes of sadism and violence.<br />Classic scenes that have a cult following include <br />Lesbian rape scene<br />Mari raped by Sadie<br />
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