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If Looks Could Kill (1986)
Director Chuck Vincent
Cut Formats VHS
Classifications R (20/11/1987 - 89 mins PAL)
Cut Footage Sexual violence.
Reason Cut in the US to avoid being banned.
Uncut Releases Unknown.

 
Ilsa - Hareem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks (1975)
Director Don Edmonds
Classifications Banned
Uncut Releases US DVD (Anchor Bay), Japanese DVD (Gallery Omote Sandou), Dutch DVD (USA Shock), Danish VHS.
Comments While not as extreme as Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS or Wicked Warden, this entry obviously contravened the guidelines of the R classification, rendering it a banned title. The IMDB shows that this film was classified with an R rating locally, but this cannot be confirm.

 
Ilsa - She Wolf of the SS (1974)
Director Don Edmonds
Classifications Banned (twice in 1975, 1976, 1983)
Uncut Releases Dutch VHS, Dutch DVD (USA Shock), US DVD (Anchor Bay), Japanese DVD (Gallery Omote Sandou), Danish VHS.
Comments This is the best of the Ilsas, featuring torture and punishment scenes of male and female prisoners, humiliation, nudity, softcore sex, dubious scientific experiments and so on. The fine production values, acting talent, camp approach the and delivery of its exploitation elements creates a heady mix of depravity and satire.

 
Ilsa - The Wicked Warden / Wanda the Wicked Warden / Greta the Mad Butcher (1977)
Director Jess Franco
Classifications Banned (1977)
Uncut Releases US DVD (Anchor Bay), US DVD (VIP Entertainment), Swiss DVD (VIP), Danish VHS.
Comments This distant sequel by Jess Franco focuses more on humiliaton, titlation and softcore sex, but nevertheless includes enough misogyny to push it outside the realms of the R and X classifications.

 
Ilsa - The Tigress of Siberia (1976)
Director Jean La Feur
Cut Formats VHS, Film
Classifications R
Cut Footage Unknown.
Reason Cut to avoid being banned.
Uncut Releases Dutch DVD (USA Shock Entertainment), Japanese DVD (Gallery Omote Sandou), Danish VHS.
Comments This is the only Ilsa movie to obtain an official Australian release.

 
Impostor (2001)
Director Gary Fleder
Cut Formats VHS
Classifications MA (28/2/2002 - 95 mins film)
Cut Footage Sexual material and nudity. Based on listed run time for the DVD which is 91:30 PAL, Roadshow have released the shorter version MA.
Reason Cut in the US to gain a PG rating.
Uncut Releases R-rated US DVD.

 
Inferno (1982)
Director Dario Argento
Cut Formats VHS
Classifications R
Cut Footage Some gore scenes were trimmed.
Reason Unknown. This film was released twice on VHS in Australia. A cut UK PAL master may have been used in the first cut release. Its cover shows the figure of Death from the film's climax surrounded by flames, hence avoid this edition.
Uncut Releases Local VHS (CBS-Fox) with the skull on the cover, US DVD (Anchor Bay).

 
Inhumanities II: Modern Attrocities (1989)
Director Harvey Keith
Classifications Banned (1980, 1983 on appeal)
Uncut Releases Unknown.
Comments Only this sequel is listed as being banned by the OFLC.
   The Inhumanities documentary series showcases real-life human tragedies and violent deaths. It is a modern-day mondo film. Because its sequel was banned, one assumes the original was also banned, although the truth may be that title has never been submitted for classification.
   Its content includes: African natives hunting animals, witch doctor performing brain surgery, modern day brain surgery, fake dismemberment and cannibalism, rebel warfare and its gruesome aftermath, and executions.
   A reader from New Zealand mentioned that their VHS release has a running time of 76:11 PAL, and that their Inhumanities runs to 70:33 PAL.

 
Inmu - Box Set (1999)
Director Misumi Ran
Classifications Banned (2002) - Customs confiscation
Uncut Releases DVD, VCD.
Original Entry Refused-Classification.

 
Inmu II - Box Set (2001)
Director Takeshi Yamaguchi
Classifications Banned (2002) - Customs confiscation
Uncut Releases DVD, VCD.
Original Entry Refused-Classification.

 
Inquisition (1976)
Directors Jacinto Molina
Classifications Banned (1985)
Uncut Releases Bootleg US VHS.
Original Entry Refused-Classification.

 
Insel der Dämonen / Island of the Demons (1988)
Director Andreas Bethmann
Classifications Banned - Customs confiscation (2004)
Uncut Releases German DVD.
Comments This shot-on-video gore movie runs to 64 mins uncut according to IMDB. [Thanks to Kerfew]
More Details Visit Xploited Cinema.

 
Intruder / Night of the Intruder (1987)
Director Scott Spiegal
Cut Formats VHS
Classifications R (1989)
Cut Footage Explicit gore footage including the bandsaw through the head shot and various other bloody exploits.
Reason Trimmed before release to obtain a US R rating.
Uncut Releases Unrated US VHS, VHS Sweden (House of Horror), Asian VHS (in Chinese language) and German VHS, German DVD (a two-disc set from Dragon), Hong Kong VCD (Lanmart).

 
In a Glass Cage / Tras El Cristal (1986)
DirectorAugstin Villaronga
Classifications Banned (8/2/2005 - DVD, 1995)
Uncut Releases US DVD (Cult Epics).
Comments This infamous but critically acclaimed art-house movie features torture themes in a homosexual context.
   When it was banned early in 2005, the would-be distributor Siren Visual Entertainment said via spokesman Simon Dower, "We are very surprised with the decision that the OFLC has made and feel that In a Glass Cage's lack of graphic depictions complies with current community standards of what is acceptable to a reasonable person over the age of 18. In light of recent decisions overturned by the OFLC (i.e. 9 Songs & Irreversible) as well as some of the other seriously graphically violent films that do get passed with a R18+ or even a MA15+ on a regular basis, we were sure that In a Glass Cage would be granted a R18+ rating. There is nothing gratuitous about the film and although we do agree that In a Glass Cage is a very dark and disturbing film, a R18+ classification accompanied by a strong viewer discretion warning would more than adequately advise viewers about the powerful themes running through the film. In a Glass Cage is a cult, arthouse classic and it would be a real shame for interested Australian adults not to be able to see it and therefore make up their own minds about the film."
   Apparently Siren will appeal the decision by engaging the review board process.

 
In the Realm of the Senses / Ai No Corrida (1976)
Director Nagisa Oshima
Cut Formats VHS, Film
Classifications R (1982, 1985, 13/9/2000 - 102 mins), Banned (1993, 19/10/1992 - 97 mins film).
Cut Footage The scene where a young boy has his dick grabbed by a woman is missing. [speculation]
   The scene as it appears on the Australian DVD shows two naked children laughing and running in circles around a woman, possibly their mother or a house servant (Sada?). At one stage the woman takes hold of the boy's penis and holds it. The English subtitles say that he complains "It hurts" more than once, then the scene cuts away.
---SCENE 1--- Extension of a sex scene between Sada and Ishida. She's on top of him and playing...ummm, some string instrument. (Sorry, I don't know the name!) He urges her on, and she continues. In the theatrical cut, she eventually appears to pass out. Ishida looks concerned and tries to figure out what's going on. Ishida: Sada.... Your heart beats. You frighten me. ---SCENE 2--- Before the geisha girls "rape" another geisha girl, there's an extended shot of Sada and Ishida's faces while they're having sex. No extra dialogue. ---SCENE 3--- There's a shot in the home video edit that's (apparently) not in the theatrical edit. I believe it's the following: Sada and Ishida are sitting outside and Sada wants sex. She gets on top of him and they do it, all while some old lady off by the side is working. The next shot in the theatrical edit is a nighttime scene of Sada and Ishida walking around. In the home video edit, a preceding nighttime shot of Sada and Ishida walking across a bridge is inserted. ---SCENE 4--- Technically, this isn't a branched scene, but in the theatrical edit, there's a scene where Sada plays with two naked children and eventually yanks on the boy's penis. I don't know if this is true for all theatrical prints, but in at least some, there's an optical zoom so that you don't see the yank. This shot is left untouched in the home video edit, although some DVDs still do a zoom or just plain cut the scene. ---SCENE 5--- A scene that was completely cut out of the home video edit. Sada and Ishida are in bed, behind a blurry screen. This shot comes before a servant (?) brings them sake. Sada: The first time that I saw you, I fell in love with your nape of the neck. I wish for your penis to enter me. What a wonderful thing! Ishida: You want me to enter you? Sada: Yes! Come! Ishida: I'm in you... It is dark... very dark... I don't anything. If, I see... Something like water that flows. One would say... blood... No... not blood. Small red insects that enter into my eyes, in my nose, with a strange odor. They penetrate my eyes. I don't see anything. This is pleasant... It is good... so soft! Yes, so soft... so good! ---SCENE 6--- Sada is choking Ishida during sex. In the home video version, the scene ends when she stops while he coughs. In the theatrical edit, the scene continues. Ishida: Go ahead, start again. (Sada chokes him again.) Sada: It moves! It moves! (Ishida coughs some more, and Sada eventually stops.) ---SCENE 7--- Sada and Ishida are having sex. (Notice a pattern here?) She's on top and distressed to discover him falling asleep. She yanks on his penis. At this point, the theatrical and home video edits differ. In the home video edit, there's a brief dialogue exchange, then we see her stare at him while he breathes heavily. Sada: Do you suffer? Ishida: I'll fall asleep. Look over me. In the theatrical edit, the dialogue's different, and he briefly falls asleep while she watches over him for almost a minute. Ishida: It is sad to be alone. Sada: I'm with you. Sleep well. Both versions pick up when he breathes heavily, looks at her, and says, "If I fall asleep, will you strangle me?" ---SCENE 8--- Sada awakens in the open-air auditorium (?). In the home video edit, the film cuts to her standing over Ishida in a room. In the theatrical edit, before reaching that point, there's ~1 min. of footage of her laying on the floor, then getting up and opening some doors, all the while looking desperate. No extra dialogue.
Reason Cut to avoid being banned.
Uncut Releases The local DVD is uncut. The US DVDs (Fox Lorber) are both 104 mins NTSC, US laserdisc (CinemaDisc Collection) with Japanese audio and English subtitles.
   The film has been released totally uncut in the UK, although the penis grasping is blurred.
   "First shown uncut at the 1977 Sydney Film Festival, followed a short time later by Melbourne. There is a UK DVD from Noveaux Pictures. Although not cut, it does optically censor a scene of a young boy having his penis touched." [Refused Classification]
Comments It is apparently banned in New Zealand.

 
Island of Perversion / The Devils of Mykonos / Island of Death (1975)
Director Nico Mastorakis
Cut Formats Film
Classifications R, Banned (1978, 1979)
Cut Footage Questionable material.
Reason Cut to avoid being banned.
Uncut Releases Local VHS, Greek DVD (Allstar Pictures), US DVD.
Original Entry Refused-Classification.
More Details Visit the Island of Death.

 
The Island of Dr Moreau (1996)
Director John Frankenheimer
Cut Formats VHS, Film
Classifications M (30/8/1996 - 96 mins film)
Cut Footage Comparing the local VHS tape (Roadshow) with the unrated US DVD (New Line) revealed the following cuts to the violence:
   (a) The liferaft fight is much longer, with more punching and someone being stabbed in the back with a large knife, then the two men fall overboard. After the shark visits, one tries to get back onboard the liferaft. The hero beats him off with an oar.
   (b) The death of Marlon Brando's "Father" character is longer by about 29 secs NTSC. A shoulder bite is missing when the attack beings, and the feeding frenzy lasts longer, culminating with a hand being torn from his arm (off screen), held aloft then thrown away. When the hero shoots at the creatues soon after, a shot of the bloody hammock is missing.
   (c) One creature has his pain controller bitten out of his chest. This largely happens off-screen, but the whole sequence, which includes more dialogue, last for about 90 secs NTSC.
   (d) When Val Kilmer is killed, two shots are missing: one that shows the bullet wound on his chest (in the same spot where the pain controller implant normally goes), and a medium shot of his chair falling back. Other creatures then empty the gun clip into his corpse, after which one declares, "Now we are men."
   (e) When another creature is killed with a machine gun, a brief shot of bullets striking his chest is missing, so there are only two shots instead of three.
   This cut version runs for 91:48 PAL, or approximately 95:37 NTSC.
Reason Trimmed before release to obtain a US PG-13 rating. This uncut version would probably get a US R rating and an Australian MA rating. The OFLC listing shows the run time to be 96 mins on film, which matches the cut US theatrical release run time.
Uncut Releases Unrated US DVD (New Line), with a running time of 100:26 NTSC or 96:25 PAL.

 
I Spit on Your Grave / Day of the Woman (1980)
Director Meir Zarchi
Classifications R (4/6/2004 - DVD, 1982, 1984, 1987), Banned (15/12/1997 "reclassification")
Uncut Releases Local DVD (Force Entertainment), the original Australian VHS rental (Roadshow), US DVD standard and Millennium editions (Elite Entertainment), US laserdisc (Elite Entertainment), Belgian VHS (Video Power).
Comments An attempt to rerelease I Spit on Your Grave on DVD by Siren Entertainment resulted in getting it officially banned. But like Bloodsucking Freaks, Mother's Day and several other similar titles, this film had been banned years before when the OFLC revised the extant R ratings to 'refused classification'. The list of titles was circulated to video shops, who were then obliged to remove them from the racks.
   I Spit on Your Grave was finally passed in 2004 with a classification of R 18+ when Force Entertainment ported the uncut US special edition to the Australian market. The OFLC consumer advice of "strong sexual violence" warns consumers of what to expect.

 
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